Maryland Concealed Carry Update : “The United States District Court for the District of Maryland recently ruled that Maryland’s requirement that applicants for a concealed carry permit show “good and substantial reason to wear, carry, or transport a handgun” is unconstitutional.” Thanks to Prep Kat for the link.
Flu That Leapt From Birds to Seals Is Studied for Human Threat : “All human flu strains evolved from flu viruses that live in birds. One of those strains, which emerged in 1918, killed an estimated 50 million people.” Thanks to Gwen C for the link.
Panic, Drought, Massive Gains For The Grains : “It is no secret that grain prices have been soaring as a number of savvy commodity investors have been cashing in on the latest trend to take the world of hard assets. Many are also aware that a nation-wide drought has been the culprit of said price rises. But while the drought has been widely covered, few realize just how severe it has been.”
Retire Here, Not There: Tennessee : “Tennessee, home to the Appalachian Mountains in the east and the Mississippi River in the west, is full of hidden gems, retirement experts say. The cost of living is 11% below the national average, compared to 6% below average for North Carolina and 5% less for South Carolina. The state also has no income tax (except on interest and dividends), and property taxes are reasonable, says Harish Vishria, an Ameriprise Financial adviser in Memphis.”
Wilder, Fentress County, Tennessee Land For Sale – 10.22 Acres : “10.22 survey ac of mountain top acreage with lovely views. Approx 260 ft of road frontage. Creek at the back line of the property. Loads of wildlife. Awesome mountain views. Located in a private – rural country location. $39,900”
Clarkrange, Fentress County, Tennessee Land For Sale : “5.62 acres in a good area of southern Fentress County. Property has drive put in and septic installed. Property is mainly cleared with some woods along creek.$39,900”
Southern States Offer the Most Bang for Your Cost of Living Buck : “Our survey results show states with the best bang for your buck are in the South.”
10 States With the Lowest (and Highest) Cost of Living : “Some of the least expensive states include Oklahoma, Tennessee, Arkansas, Kansas, Kentucky, Nebraska, South Dakota, Georgia, and Missouri.”
Disability Benefit Program Is Going Broke : “More Americans qualified for disability than found jobs over the past three months, and since 2000, the number of beneficiaries rose by 73 percent, even though the workforce rose by less than 10 percent.” Want to see something interesting? Wait until the checks stop coming!
Gun Laws By State : 2012 Edition.