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October 2015

Gun Tips By: Lloyd

Gun Tips By: Lloyd “Duke” Hodges We are living in dangerous times. With that in mind what can be done to increase personal and family safety. A simple replacement of screws in locks on doors that will pass through the jamb and enter the studs; the same applies to doors . Windows are a bit different. There are double headed nails (we call them form nails) that will pin the top and bottom sash together. Just drill a hole the size of the nail through the lower sash and into the upper sash about half the thickness of the material and insert the nail. Time and stealth help the bad guys and anything you can do to slow their progress is to your advantage. Alarms are great and may be purchased or leased. Do you have a safe room? That well may save your life. One way in and out. Don’t forget the phone for 911 calls. A gun will give more protection, however, it should not be used until you see the villain. Never shoot through the door; you may injure a police officer who has responded to your situation. Also loudly state you are armed and have called for assistance. That may be enough to discourage the perp and he may leave. Remain in the safe room until notified police are in the building. Have a defense plan and practice it with family members. Use common sense and good judgement. Train with your firearm, unloaded of course, until you know what all the controls do so during an emergency you will not fumble around with it. Evaluate your limitations and adjust accordingly. This also applies to a gun. Use as much power as you are capable to safely handle. Train smart. Observe surroundings. BE SAFE, BE ALERT, BE ALIVE. 12 Albemarle Tradewinds October 2015 albemarletradewinds.com

Friends of the Camden Library For more info contact: Krystal Lancaster (252) 331-2543 Local author Blair Jackson visited the Camden Public Library Saturday morning to read her recently released children’s book, The Tanglewood Fox. Based on a real-life encounter in the Berkshires with a fox who attended the symphony nightly, Blair began what was to become a lengthy yet rewarding journey into self-publishing. She shared these experiences with attendees, along with a wealth of suggestions for those considering writing and publishing their own books. For as Little as $1000 Drive today! NO Credit Check! Call Today 252-338-4007 The Albemarle Tradewinds reaches 60k readers each month in printed and social media ...... call Ken and learn how. 252-333-7232 THE LIGHTER SIDE OF A SERIOUS SUBJECT Austrian School of Economics By Gary Edwards A professor friend once expressed dismay at the salary of athletes and entertainers. She had read that Michael Jordan had signed a $30-million contract to play basketball for the Chicago Bulls for one year. For eight months of “playing a game,” His Airness would receive this astronomical salary. She had spent 10 years after high school getting an advanced degree to teach English literature at a state college. She earned about $50,000 per annum for this worthwhile and muchneeded work. Her distress was understandable, I suppose. I have heard this argument many times, even voiced the seeming injustice myself at times: How in the world can these “jocks” and rock stars and movie stars make such obscene amounts of money, when teachers and carpenters and truck drivers live paycheck to paycheck? Doesn’t seem fair or logical, does it? Well, perhaps not. But let’s see if we can shine some light(heartedness) on this subject. It is called market economics, and often econ is referred to as the “dismal science.” It need not be. We’ll take a look at the explanation offered by a group of Austrian economic thinkers. Most notable of these thinkers were F.A. Hayek and Ludwig Von Mises. These gentlemen proposed that the best way to organize economics activity was through the free market. Based upon the notion that there are only so much to go around, they stated that people trading freely among themselves would produce the best method to organize economic activity. In econ speak, we call this the laws of supply and demand. Scarce resources must be allocated to satisfy unlimited human demands. Borrowing from the Great Scot, Adam Smith, father of modern economics, the Austrians thought that a system of prices would organize economic activity spontaneously without any of the individuals being aware of a so-called “larger purpose” --- fairness, or government intervention, or any otherwise noble notion. In Smith’s famous formulation “It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest.” In modern terms, if you want steak, sell your bread, beer --- or used cars, or computers, or other resource you have to offer in the marketplace --- and use that income to buy a rib eye. After all, there are only so many steaks to go around. In more econ speak, this called scarcity. To return to our unhappy educator, many people can teach English. It is a cliche that there are plenty of Ph.D.s waiting tables. On the other hand, there is only one Michael Jordan, as he himself once pointed out. Comments? E-Mail to br549@modernmedianow.com Next Time: The Diamond-Water Paradox Suggested Reading: FA Hayek “The Road To Serfdom” Visit Ludwig Von Mises Website @ Auburn University facebook.com/AlbemarleTradingPost Albemarle Tradewinds October 2015 13