Saturday, December 31, 2016

As a crazy 2016 comes to a close...

2016 has been a crazy year, even if you don't look at anything else that happened outside of the presidential election. 2017 promises to be even crazier, with Trump taking the White House in a few weeks and beginning his changes.

Everyone needs to "stay frosty" and "keep your powder dry" and all that stuff. Don't stop buying guns and ammo. Get a rainwater collection and filtration system set up for yourself. Store away food for long term outages. Train, read, research, collect information on your area and the outside areas. Trump is not the savior. He may make some good changes, might make some bad ones.

Hurricanes still happen. Societies still collapse. Economies still fall.

Don't stop prepping.

Happy New Year, we're still here, but get ready for a bumpy ride.

NSA code breaking "legend" says Russian hacking accusations are false.

William Binney is the man who created the NSA mass surveillance capability and is well known for being the NSA's best-ever code breaker and cryptanalyst. He spent part of his 36 years at Fort Meade managing over 6,000 NSA employees, and is responsible for mapping out the entire Soviet Command and Control structure. In this Zerohedge article, Binney calls BS on the accusations that Russia is responsible for hacking into DNC servers.

Let me make a point here: Let's assume for argument's sake that the Russians DID hack into the servers and make the private emails of Hillary and her staff public. Do I WANT foreign intelligence security services (FISS) hacking into our databases? Of course not. However, assuming that it has happened, does it change the relevance of the content of those documents? If the Russians hacked the email servers, are we morally or ethically obligated to then ignore the content and implications of those emails? Are we to simply excuse the wrongdoings that are exposed by those emails just because FISS is the one responsible for their exposure? Is it to be expected that we omit these findings from our decision-making when it comes to casting votes?

Absolutely not, and no honest person would argue otherwise.

No honest person would argue otherwise.

Friday, December 30, 2016

ICE is dumping bus loads of illegals at bus stops.

Yeah. This is our current immigration system under our lame duck president. ICE is bringing illegals from Central America by bus and offloading them on their own recognizance at bus stops. I don't expect anyone to be surprised, but it appears 0bama is doing whatever he can in his last days as president to wreak as much havoc as possible.

A record number of criminal pardons.

Dumping illegals at street corners.

Introducing thousands of new regulations.

Signing numerous executive orders.

Seems like his pen and phone are working overtime.

Commies gonna commie.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Retaliation against Russia?

Apparently the 0bama administration sees fit to announce some retaliatory measures against Russia for... Well I don't what it's actually for. Are they legitimizing their claims that Russia influenced the election? I'd say they need to be retaliating against John Podesta and Hillary herself, in that case.

In other news, apparently 0bama's many vacations (one of which he is currently on) have cost taxpayers 90 million dollars. This is why people hold politicians in such contempt. There are so many things that take place in government circles that are facially so absurd, and without logical or rational explanation. I would never ever be one to deny someone a vacation, especially not someone with a job that I'm sure is as stressful as POTUS, but regardless of how badly said POTUS needs or deserves a vacation, the facts of the reality we live in do not give a damn about that. The fact is that we have no money, so how in the world did we pay for all that?

How will the crackdown on patriots be done?

It is becoming more dangerous now to be a patriot than it was before, despite a rise in populism and the election of Donald Trump. As it says in the above linked Zerohedge article, the "Deep State" functions beyond the reach of Presidents and Congress, and they will do whatever they have to do to silence you.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Orwell is correct on political language.

More examples of the government stepping on the people.

As you see from this ZeroHedge article, the government is still, in many states, causing problems for people who are just trying to use private water sources as well as collect rainwater. This example is in Oregon.

The government NEEDS you to depend on them, or else people will realize there is little use for government. Government is a cancer that does nothing but grow itself. It is not in the nature of government to shrink itself, thus empowering people to seek Liberty. It is in it's nature to grow and become more and more powerful over the people.

Government must be kept small, and when it gets too big, it sometimes must be beaten back into submission.

What if you had a pond on your property that was collecting rainwater and you used it for watering your garden and animals and to fill your emergency water barrels for your family? One day the local government shows up and tells you to drain it and empty your barrels, because that water belongs to THEM. You say no, so you fight it in court and lose. This is obviously absurd, that any court of man could ever dictate that you can not use God-provided, naturally occurring rainwater and bodies of water on your private property to feed your garden and animals, and for your family to drink from in emergencies. Pure lunacy. So this absurd court rules against you, but you know you are right, as you have a natural right, unable to be infringed upon by any man, to drink rainwater. So what next? The local government tells their armed employees, the cops (they do not serve you, they serve their government bosses first), to knock on your door and order you to comply with the absurd mandate. You refuse, because once again, you have an assailable right to the rainwater that falls on your own head. No man can say otherwise no matter how much government he thinks he has behind him, and you are correct. The cops will attempt to kidnap you (they call it "arrest") and trap you in a cage (they call it the "county jail"), and you will still have to comply with their ridiculous orders to drain your water supply. When you resist against this kidnapping attempt, they will beat you into submission. When you attempt to defend yourself or your family against this beating, they very well may just shoot you to death in your home.

But don't worry. They will kill you for your own good.

I hope that rainwater tasted good.

The government, whether it be federal, state or local, NEEDS you to need them. They will MAKE you need them. Their existence depends on it.

Monday, December 26, 2016

Hope y'all had a good Christmas.

Spent most of the last several days either sick, or after that, visiting family for Christmas. I hope my readers, assuming there are any at all, had a good Christmas season.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Faithless electors turned more against Clinton than Trump.

The left has been pushing for the faithless electors to save America from Trump. I don't think anyone thought the result would be changed but I think most people could see clearly that not every elector was going to vote the way the people in their state ordered them to. What I think surprised some people and especially surprised the mainstream media (of course) was that Hillary Clinton actually lost more of her electors than Trump did. He only lost two while she lost four, and she nearly lost an additional two, but one was replaced and the other was forced to change their vote to Clinton.

In the end, the result is the same, Trump wins, and now it goes on to the House of Representatives for official counting, where they certainly sign off on Trump's electoral victory.

The last event I can think of pertaining to anything is that 0bama has ordered the intelligence community to produce a report on Russian interference in the US election and to have that report on his desk by January 19, the day before Trump's inauguration. My question is: What is he going to do with that report? Is he going to act on it in any way?

In any event, the end of 0bama's two terms, which I refer to as "the punishment", isn't until January 20th.

Stay frosty and confirm your zero.

And then read what Denninger has to say.

Thank you, to all of the Joe Thomas people out there.

The people who keep at the daily grind day after day, they are why the S hasn't HTF yet.

They'll keep America going until they can't anymore.

Why AmeriKa Still Works.

A random information dump.

Soldiering tasks to get familiar with.

Intelligence analysis toolkit.

US Army Special Forces Advisor Guide. Wikileaks.

How to make charcloth.

What you need to know about military assistance to civil disturbances.

Karl Denninger on the rule of law. I may have posted this before. Read it again.

SHTF intelligence, part 1. From Foward Observer. I'll try to find part 2.

Edit: I found Part 2 of SHTF Intelligence.

Dear Liberal, here's why I'm so hostile. Sufficient Reason.

DTG: The Neighborhood Protection Team.

The Secrets of Countersurveillance. STRATFOR.

SIGINT resources. Brushbeater.

Get your floodplain maps here. Yes, you need them.

Speaking of maps, get topographic maps for your area at MyTopo or at NatGeoMaps.

Do your reps and senators follow the Constitution? Find out right here. Hint: They probably don't...

A word from Thoreau.

"Disobedience is the foundation of Liberty. The obedient must be slaves."

-Henry David Thoreau

I say: Maximum Liberty, move toward it in all things.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack in Berlin. Surprise...

Is anyone surprised by this? Seems like Germans (leaders and population) are calling for martial law, whatever they think that means.

Europe is inching closer to war, but Islam is already fighting one.

Monday, December 19, 2016

The difference between the US and Russia when an ambassador is assassinated.

Without giving too much of my own opinion or analysis, I'll just say this: We are about to see what happens when a Russian ambassador is killed by terrorists. We already know what the response is when an American ambassador is killed by terrorists.

An obscure, independent filmmaker gets falsely blamed and imprisoned.

I have no love for Russia, personally, but I think their targeting will be a bit more accurate than ours was.

Interesting indictment of both the federal "war on drugs" and the privatized prison industry.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

With the "Liberation" of Aleppo, Western Governments have been Exposed.

This Zerohedge article is worth reading to get some insight into what's happening in Aleppo, Syria.

An excerpt:

"They have been proven spectacularly wrong about Syria. The liberation of Aleppo this week exposes the Western governments and media in their unrelenting falsehoods and systematic complicity in the Syrian war. This was never a pro-democracy uprising. It was a Western-backed criminal regime-change operation that was unleashed in March 2011, and which is now staring at ignominious defeat."

The article also gives us a great example of what "fake news" really is, courtesy of CNN satirist journalist, Christiane Amanpour when she speaks with a Syrian "Doctor" who claims that the Syrian military have committed mass murders in Aleppo during this siege. It's later discovered that this person she spoke with is NOT a doctor of any kind, and in fact has been seen in multiple photographs working alongside US backed "moderate" Syrian rebels who are known to have beheaded at least one child.

People, the mainstream media is evil. Stop listening to them. Simply turn them off, and encourage everyone around you to do the same, please.

Friday, December 16, 2016

I've probably posted this before, but you need to read it again, as do I.

When the Music Stops: How America's Cities may Explode in Violence.

Read Matt Bracken's writing and then read some more at WRSA.

Buy more ammo.

Buy another AR-15 (you should already have one or more) while they're cheap. Just because Trump won doesn't mean by default that WE won too. You'll have to wait to see, and while you wait, prepare, train and store.



As a former intelligence agent, here are my thoughts on the leaked emails.

In my professional opinion, the Russian intelligence services are not the ones responsible for the release of Democratic National Committee emails, nor are they responsible for the release of the emails of Clinton campaign manager John Podesta.

The story of how these emails came into public light is already public knowledge. We are this through some of the emails themselves. They weren't actually hacked at all. They were phished.

The best state sponsored computer network exploitation (CNE) hackers in the world generally come from the US, China, Russia and a few Western European nations like Britain and Germany. Russia has a good CNE apparatus. They don't use cheap methods and they do a good job of covering their tracks. In my opinion, they are nearly on par with the Chinese. For what it's worth, I do have professional experience in the collection of intelligence information against state sponsored CNE in East Asia, where I personally collected the IP addresses and names of six Chinese CNE operators in 2012.

The mainstream media is falling over themselves to delegitimize Trump's election victory (and his upcoming presidency) by convincing the public that the Russians put him in power by illegally hacking into the democrats' network and rigging the election. The problem with that lie is that there is zero evidence of this. The circumstances and methods don't even make sense for this to be a state sponsored CNE activity. We already KNOW that Podesta and the people he worked with shared their passwords with whoever conducted the phishing attacks by clicking on fake links sent to them in some of the emails that are now public record.

Professional, state sponsored CNE actors are not going to use phishing emails to obtain information at the highest levels. Once upon a time, this was a common method, but not so much in 2016, and not so much when the actors are Russian or European (the Chinese still try sometimes with low and mid level bureaucrats). Phishing attacks are fairly simple to either trace back to the sender or to simply close the "door" that the sender used once they've obtained access.

Aside from the Podesta group allowing their emails to be phished, we still have the recent claim by Craig Murray, a close associate of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, that he personally met with a DNC operative who was angry that Hillary Clinton had cheated Bernie Sanders out of the party nomination, and who handed him much of what we see on Wikileaks' DNC files. Who was this source? Was it Seth Rich, the young DNC worker who was murdered in Washington DC in what we were told was a botched robbery? He was previously a Bernie Sanders supporter. He was shot four times in the back while walking at night on a sidewalk, and his belongings, including his cash, were untouched.

I feel it is much more likely that these supposed Russian hacks are not hacks at all, but are in fact, LEAKS from the DNC itself and from disgruntled intelligence community agents aiming to expose the fraud and liar that is Hillary Clinton and her inner circle.

But we need to all be clear on something. It isn't the "hacks" or the "leaks" that doomed her campaign. It was her behaviors, her statements, her positions and the CONTENT of those leaked emails that lost her the election.

Why are the democrats losing so much?

Reading this article on why the democrats are losing, I can tell that the author is a bit more socially left-wing than I am, but I agree with his points on why the democrats are losing elections (and influence) at breakneck speed.

You can't attack the single largest group of voters on a constant basis and expect them to vote for you. Calling people racist, sexist, bigots, deplorable, bitter Bible clingers and evil gun nuts is going to make them hate you and they will not vote for you. If you label them "irredeemable", just as Hillary Clinton did, then they figure they have nothing to lose by voting for a guy for no other reason than to poke a stick in your eye.

You can't focus solely on issues that MIGHT affect a minuscule fraction of the population and ignore the issues that are guaranteed to touch every single person and then expect to win.

If attacking gun rights has cost your party nearly a thousand nationwide legislature seats and several governors, and now the White House, then why would you continue to do so?

The democrats have convinced themselves that the left is the majority in America. Many of us have always felt like this is untrue. Ignoring the true philosophical majority (middle-right conservatives) in America doesn't actually cause that majority to disappear. That majority has finally shed the idea that because they are the minority (they aren't) that it means they are wasting their time by even showing up to the polls. They have shown up for the last few elections, including the most recent general election, and they delivered a stern message to the left.

I personally hope that the democrats and the left do NOT heed the advice in article (top link) or the points in my post here. While I do not want to see a single party government running things, we have no need for a far-left, Liberty-hating party like the Democratic Party. The author of the article suggests that he'd like to see the libertarian party replace the democrats. As unlikely as that is, America would benefit greatly if we had the R's and the L's competing for Congressional seats instead of the R's and D's. It could result in the two parties actively trying to out-Liberty each other to get your votes, kind of like when businesses compete for your patronage.

Wouldn't that be nice?

The Fed raises interest rates, and Americans feel it.

My family is already feeling the effects of the interest rate hike. Many more will too.

Americans are already in debt, the higher interest rates could hurt.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

NYPD arrests Muslim woman for making up hate crime.

The NYPD has recently arrested an 18 year old Muslim woman after she admitted to making up her report of a hate crime.

This behavior is actually MUCH more common in left wing circles than the mainstream media will admit.


Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Internet security and how your free speech can be prevented from reaching an audience.

The Electronic Freedom Foundation shows how free speech haters can halt your free speech online by targeting one of the many stages of transmissions between the presenter and their audience.

Free Speech is only as strong as the weakest link.

And here we have an extensive but easy to understand lesson on Internet security at home from DeepDotWeb.

Jolly Roger's Security Guide for Beginners. I advise printing this one out if you can.

Thanks to JohnAmmo at SurvivalistBoards for digging this stuff up.

The steady deterioration of France.

Pay attention. France is seen as a solid, modern example of stability in the West.

But, look here and see the breakdown. This is a result of hundreds of thousands of third world migrants flooding over the borders.

Here are the people fighting back:

Marine Le Pen for France.

Donald Trump for the United States.

Geert Wilders for the Netherlands.

Nigel Farage for Great Britain.

Viktor Orbán for Hungary.

Björn Höcke for Germany.

The Democrats were not hacked by the Russians.

There is compelling evidence (and recent precedence) that shows that the Democratic Party was not hacked by the Russians, but was instead exposed by leaks from US intelligence (USI) operatives.

There is however, no evidence shown so far that points at Russian responsibility.

A hack and a leak are two different things.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Happy Acres makes a point.

Is what we are seeing taking place happening because the people running the show possess the mindset of a woman? Women's instincts? Men and women have different instincts and different things that drive them. They are well suited for differing tasks and rolls. Happy Acres, if you have Twitter. I don't.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Senate passes the "Countering Propaganda and Disinformation Act"

The Republican-lead Senate has very quietly slipped an act into the NDAA for 2017, called the "Countering Propaganda and Disinformation Act". Zerohedge makes the point that this could be further used to chip away at the First Amendment freedom of the press and speech.

All they have to do now is label a news outlet as "disinformation".

This fake news nonsense is how the elitists are striking back against the alternative media for not following the lead of the MSM in the coronation of Queen Hillary.

Countering Disinformation and Propaganda Act.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

The Real List of "Fake News" Outlets.

With all the recent talk of "fake news" outlets and lists being produced based on who accurately guessed Trump would win the election, or based on who does not toe the line of the mainstream media narrative, Zerohedge has dropped a real list of fake news outlets based on which outlets (and reporters) have ACTUALLY LIED TO THE AMERICAN PUBLIC.

Instead of labeling as "fake news" any outlet that strays away from the worship of Hillary Clinton, the unwavering support of movements like Black Lives Matter and love for Social Justive Warriors, why don't we use that label for news sites who actually lie to us on a regular basis?

Imagine that.

The Infamous Day.

December 7th in 1941 brought an attack that roused a sleeping giant to a truly righteous war. There was, and still is, little or no arguing against our moral responsibility to engage the Japanese (and through that the Germans) in all-out conventional warfare. It wasn't until 2001 that we entered into a war without a moral argument to be made against it.

The country threw itself full speed and full hearted into WWII and never doubted itself. Hard resolve was not something to be had or not had. It just was. The effects of that war on history will be felt forever, good or bad. But that is not how we judge the merits of WWII. Some events' merits are judged by what caused them and others by what they caused. WWII is the former.

Electronic book burning is what this is.

The internet giants, Google, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, etc., are going to start collaborating to rid the Internet of "extremist" viewpoints.

This means people with viewpoints like mine. Probably your's.

Zerohedge tells it.

On September 29 I posted that the US was relinquishing leadership of ICANN and that it would now run itself as a private entity. This means it can (and will) easily come under the influence of state actors like Russia and China.

Maybe I should have been more leery of the Internet players themselves. Seems Google isn't really into that whole "free speech" stuff.

I've said it before that the easiest way for the federal government to infringe on the free speech bit of the First Amendment is to simply get non-state actors to do the leg work for them. If the Feds can't legally shut you up, they'll find someone who can and will just have them do it.

Google. YouTube. Twitter. Facebook. All of the hundreds of companies those giants own. They hate your ability to think for yourself.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Trump's Cabinet as of December 6th.

Zerohedge has a background on each currently confirmed cabinet pick. Most of us had never before heard of a few of these people, at least.

Read up and get in the know.

FBI might be in a bad spot.

Just an interesting thought. The FBI has simultaneously put itself on the naughty list of the opposing sides in the issues surrounding the election.

The FBI conducted an investigation into the obviously illegal activities of Hillary Clinton, including her use of a private home server for her State Department communications. The FBI declined to recommend charges, even in the same statement where Director James Comey stated that she had, in fact, broken laws. The republicans, the right wing, conservatives, Trump supporters, the "alt-right", whatever you want to call them, basically anyone who didn't support Hillary, was incensed by the FBI's decision and they all (rightfully) assumed that there were political shenanigans going on. This was not helped by the Tarmac meeting between Bill Clinton and Attorney General Loretta Lynch. These are the things that have severely damaged the reputation of the FBI in the eyes of right wing America.

Next, the FBI only a few days before the election decided to reopen the investigation after roughly 650,000 NEW emails were found on Huma Abedin's laptop during a sex crime investigation into her husband, Anthony Weiner's activities. This seriously damaged Hillary Clinton's polling numbers, which after months of intentionally skewed reports were finally beginning to "accuratize" themselves in a final push toward November 8th. Despite the FBI apparently going through these emails quickly and deciding that there was no reason to change their minds on whether to charge Hillary or not, the damage was done and the Clinton campaign was out of time to play damage control. They attacked the integrity of the FBI and Hillary's supporters just about lost their minds. In the days following her loss, Hillary and Bill Clinton repeatedly blamed the FBI for sabotaging the Clinton campaign, and their supporters are carrying that animosity today.

It's worth saying that Hillary's loss can be blamed on any number of things, since she is probably the absolute most corrupt candidate to ever run for the White House.

Regardless, the FBI managed to nosedive any amount of trust either side of the country had for the organization. That's not an easy thing to do, even in a superheated America where people don't need a whole lot of reason to stop trusting our law enforcement agencies.

But they pulled it off.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

December 4th, the Italian Referendum.

Today, December 4th, 2016, the Italian people will hold a referendum vote to decide on whether or not to concentrate additional power with their central government. A "yes" vote will do just that, and will also be a vote of confidence in the Eurozone and the Euro currency. A "no" vote will basically be a giant middle finger aimed straight at Brussels and the EU and will open a window to Italy's dropping the Euro.

All indications in Italy point to a victory for the "no" camp.

Zerohedge (in the above link) posits that this could lead to a worldwide economic crash like none ever seen.

The house of cards isn't going to stay up forever.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Educational knife blade material from Defensive Training Group

DTG has some good knife steel educational material right here for anyone who isn't well spun up on the different steels, various tangs, sheaths, etc. Just like firearms, there is no perfect, do-it-all, last knife you'll ever need. Read their piece and then read some more on DTG and add them to your lineup.

SFC Nathan R. Chapman receives well deserved CIA memorial star.

Good Washington Post article on SFC Chapman, the US Special Forces soldier killed during a CIA mission in Khost Province in Eastern Afghanistan shortly before the US invasion in 2001. Camp Chapman in Khost was named after him. I have some personal familiarity with Khost Province, Camp Chapman and nearby FOB Salerno.

Story of SFC Nathan R. Chapman

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

If you're not familiar with "Pizzagate", here's your primer.

This so called "Pizzagate" scandal, if true, is by far the most outrageous scandal to come out of DC since, well, maybe anything else that's ever come out of DC. It's probably on a level all it's own. I'll admit that I'm not totally convinced, but I've gone and found the best recap (so far, the whole thing is still be dug into) I could find. The MSM, in its normal habit, is totally ignoring this story. But that's alright. Thanks to the ability of regular people to use the Internet and "news gathering" equipment all on their own, the MSM is completely useless. It's best tossed into the "fake news" bin they've been trying to push everyone who was right in predicting Hillary's historic failure of a campaign into. We have no need for the MSM, since we have the "alternative media" (which has thoroughly demonstrated it's own legitimacy in news gathering and reporting), plus our own citizen journalists, like the ones on Reddit who have done heavy leg work digging up this possible "Pizzagate" scandal.

Herschel at The Captain's Journal has the best rundown I've seen, so I'll post it here. Read through, check his links, catch up, decide for yourself. Then please have a look around the rest of The Captain's Journal.

If this scandal turns out false, I'll be glad for it, since I would sad to hear of such widespread and heinous abuse of helpless children. If it turns out to be true, it'll be important for blog writers, Redditors, alternative news journalists and anyone else with a platform to be broadcasting it loud and long.

Again, read and decide for yourself.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

From WeaponsMan, on zeroing.

Found this nice write up on zeroing carbines from WeaponsMan, via Matt Bracken at WRSA. A former US Army 18B (Special Forces) and a former Navy SEAL support this work. Good stuff.

From Rand.

"There's no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws."

-Ayn Rand

Happy Thanksgiving.

Happy Thanksgiving to anyone who reads these words.

We have a lot to Thank God for.

We have a lot of work still to be done.

Eat and thank today.

Get back to your preparations and training tomorrow.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Denninger on bringing down the costs of healthcare and saving the economy.

Karl Denninger paints a simple picture of what really needs to happen in healthcare and how Trump can make it happen on his own. The economy is in serious trouble and its biggest drain is the healthcare sector. Arguably, the healthcare sector is also rife with criminality. Who wouldn't agree that it's criminal for Americans to pay 10x the amount for a simple procedure as someone would pay overseas for the same procedure? Why can't women in America pay just a few dollars per month in cash for birth control over the counter, when women overseas can do just that? Why can't we even get a simple price quote ahead of time on health services like we do for any other service, so that we can shop for a better price or better product?

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Good riddance to Portilla.

Florida state senator from Miami, Miguel Diaz de la Portilla (R) has lost his seat in the Florida State Legislature to a democrat in the recent round of elections. To that I say, "good riddance" and may he never hold another office ever again.

First, let me mention that in another state senate race, a democrat also lost his seat to a republican, so we see that the Republican Party in the legislature maintains its 25-10 majority.

Now, onto the good part. Portilla was a great example of how we can no longer afford to simply depend on one party over another to do what's in our best interests. Last year and in previous years, the Florida legislature was poised to pass several pro-gun pieces of legislation, including the "campus carry" bill, which would allow people with a Florida Concealed Weapon Permit to carry a concealed weapon on college and university campuses in Florida. Another bill that was on the move was one that would allow all Florida residents who are eligible to own a handgun to carry a concealed weapon during a mandatory evacuation. This bill was primarily designed to allow people to bring their personally owned firearms with them during an evacuation rather than leave them behind to be stolen. Portilla was instrumental in killing both of those bills, though the emergency evacuation bill was finally passed last year.

Portilla's worst action, however, was to completely deny a hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee (of which he was the chairman) of a bill that would have allowed the open carrying of handguns by Florida residents possessing a permit. As chairman, he was able to deny committee members the opportunity to debate and vote on the movement of the bill to the Senate floor.

The removal of Portilla from the Senate  should clear the way for the open carry bills and the campus carry bill to be reintroduced. Without an obstructionist republican senator standing in the way of even a simple committee debate, the bills should have a much easier path to the senate floor.

It is worth noting that the Florida House of Representatives passed both of the House versions of these bills through all committees easily.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Some good info on caching.

Brushbeater blogged some good info on caching and the use of Russian "spam cans" for doing so. Basically, it looks to me like you might want to try something else if you were planning on straight up burying those cans. Pay extra attention to the link (in the Brushbeater article) for how US Army Special Forces says to do caches the right way.

Do you have a bug out location already? Or a bug IN location? Either way, hidden, off-site caches of food, water, ammo, weapons, tools, clothing, etc. might be a good plan.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016


"You can't employ Napoleonic era chivalry when you are fighting in the Mekong Delta, friend."


The Z Blog on Nationalism.

The Z Blog gives a thought provoking take on the difference between the Nationalism of a century ago and the wave of Nationalism we see today.

Have the schools given us the wrong idea on what Nationalism is? The philosophy of Nationalism was to be shunned. Nationalism in various configurations is blamed for both World Wars. But the linked article gives some additional commentary.

Interesting. It wouldn't be the first time the educational indoctrination system has steered us wrong...

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Dire warning from Denninger.

A heads up from Karl Denninger at The Market Ticker.

Read. Thank KD. Get back to work. Trump didn't save you just because he got the votes in Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania and North Carolina. The fight isn't over. It's probably just getting warmed up.

Monday, November 14, 2016

An easy false flag and a misinterpretation.

We see the anti-Trump riots taking place in some large cities across the country. Baltimore, Seattle, LA, NYC, etc. have had near continuous rioting since November 8th. The mainstream media is focusing heavily on vague and unfounded reports of "Trump supporters" harassing Muslims and Latinos, but have said little in the way of condemning the left wing protestors and rioters. White Trump supporters are being characterized as violent racists despite the fact that very few reports of violence have come from that side. Meanwhile, the left wing rioters have threatened violence AND made good on some of those threats.

What the media desperately wants is for some unhinged, white supremacist, Nazi sympathizing Trump voter to do something that can prove their narrative. So far, they haven't gotten that.

But how easy would it be to simply manufacture something like that? How simple would it be to open fire on one of these "peaceful protests" from a safe native point, drop the weapon, leave behind some pro-Trump artifacts and then simply disappear into the pandemonium? The mainstream media would run with that and use it to prove what they've been saying all along, which is that Trump's supporters are nothing but a bunch of uneducated, angry, racist, sexist, homophobic white men with guns. We've seen many, many examples of people committing crimes and attempting to get the blame shifted to their political enemies. It's a common tactic used by the left against the right.

Another point I've made is that Trump's election was a clear, strong message to the left,and it seems that so far, they have failed to understand it. The message was that we are tired of the agenda of the democrat party and that we are angry with the policies they've pushed. The interpretation that they have taken from our message, however, is that we are simply a bunch of stupid bigots.

They misinterpret our message at their own risk. They threaten violence and insult us. They plot to steal our legal election victory. We are prepared to defend ourselves.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Get maps of your area.

You need to be acquiring accurate topographical maps of your immediate and surrounding areas. A good place to start with that is at this link.

This is a good start to intelligence gathering.

Follow it up with what we in the intelligence community call "atmospherics". What's the attitude of the local population? What are they saying? What are they doing? What are they planning to do when the trouble starts?

Let's all settle down now and get back to work.

The Virginia Freeman's Society has some words to get us back into the right mindset.

They're exactly right. We elected one guy. He's not a savior or a king. The collectivists didn't disappear. They are stung but they are not gone.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

What is the election of Donald Trump as President? A message.

On November 8, 2016 America elected Donald Trump to be President of the United States. But what happened? What is his election, really?

His election is a rebuke. It is a repudiation. A strong, stern message.

It is a rebuke of Obama's policies. It is a repudiation of left wing ideas. It is a message that says there is a MAJOR section of the country that is tired of the neo-liberal track we have been on.

This was a clear signal of our total mistrust and anger toward a mainstream media that has become nothing more than a propaganda department for Obama, and then Hillary.

This was a sign that Americans are largely unwilling to elect someone who is clearly dishonest, deceitful and corrupt. America has handed a defeat to a candidate that carried dozens of scandals with her dating as far back as 1991 in Arkansas.

America was not tricked into voting for a uterus for the sake of voting for a uterus. America was not shamed into voting a certain way by having the word "racist" screamed at us. America was not convinced to vote for Hillary despite being labeled as "bigots".

The election of Trump is a giant middle finger to Obama, Clinton, the mainstream media, George Soros, Huma Abedin, Jay Z, the University system, Black Lives Matter, the Democrat Party, mainstream pollsters, etc.

His election is a historic manifestation of anger. I advise the left wing of the US political system and their supporters to gain a clear understanding of what this is. This is not a typical election that you happened to lose. This is our final message. We are not going to go your way. We are not going to do what you tell us to do. We are not going to stop saying things that you don't like. It doesn't matter that you scream the words "racist" or "sexist" or "homophobic" or "bigot" at us whenever we choose to think in a way that you don't agree with. Those words mean nothing now, and it is your fault.

You need to open your eyes and see clearly what is happening. Over the last eight years you have pushed very hard to advance the agenda of neo-liberalism and weaponized federal entities against us in order to punish us (IRS, EPA, BATFE), and while you pushed, we have armed ourselves heavily. When Obama was elected, there were roughly 100 million privately owned firearms in the US. Today there are approximately 330 million, and a large number of those are AR-15 style rifles. We have purchased TRILLIONS of rounds of ammunition. And now we have apparently elected what you seem to think is your worst nightmare come true.

Now there are some of you calling for "revolution". Some calling to assassinate Trump and Pence both. Calling for secession of Kalifornia. You are rioting and burning and looting in the cities. Attacking random white people for voting for Trump. Calling for more violence and more riots and more burning and more attacks. You are in meltdown mode, and you need to snap yourselves out of it in order to see clearly what has happened, or else we will continue to react in ways that you will not like.

Again, because of your continuous pushing and force feeding us your left wing ideology, we have armed ourselves heavily and elected someone solely for the purpose of giving you a middle finger.

Please, we are begging you, do not keep pushing. Do not keep using violence. Do not keep threatening us. Do not keep using government bureaucracies to hurt us. We have armed ourselves for a reason, elected a wrecking ball for a reason. We are attempting to protect ourselves. It is your fault. This is your doing. You caused these events to take place. We are not coming after you, but you have made it clear that you are coming for us. You have told us this. Your leaders have told us this. Leave us alone. Back off.

You sent us a clear message when you nominated Hillary. She said she wanted "Australian style gun control" in America (in Australia, guns are almost totally outlawed). She labeled at least a quarter of Americans as "irredeemable" and "deplorable". She showed a complete disdain and malice toward us as people. You sent us a clear message by nominating her. We received it. Now it's time you clearly receive our message.

Stop pushing us, or eventually you will suffer the consequences. We all will.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Most damaging Wikileaks.

Go ahead and add this list of the 100 most damaging pieces of information supplied by Wikileaks to your bulletin board. Pass it on to people considering voting for the witch.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

For your thought process, from Weapons Man

Confiscate this.

Things are not looking good for Clinton.

New evidence is making things things very interesting for the Clinton camp. Investigations into Anthony Weiner's texting have uncovered emails on he and his wife's computer (he is married to longtime Clinton aide, Huma Abedin) that were previously unseen by the FBI. Also, there is evidence that Clinton's private email server was hacked by at least five foreign intelligence security services (FISS) and that classified information was taken.

Adapting to the flow of information and truth

I think Trump and Hillary both have all of the hallmarks of a future dictatorial strongman who will trash the Constitution and attack their perceived enemies. Clinton's perceived enemies are of course Christians, men, veterans, white people, Southerners, gun owners, conservatives, etc. Trump's perceived enemies are probably a much shorter list than that, though I don't want to see any executive attacking their own perceived enemies.

I know for a fact that Hillary AIMS to dismantle the US Constitution and erode our liberties to subjugate us. While I believe Trump has the ability to do the same thing, I do NOT believe that he aims to do so. Additionally, he has surrounded himself with a number of strong Constitutionalist organizations and people, and I am ready to vote for Trump on the assumption that he is willing to keep them around and heed their advice. Without the advice of close by Constitutionalists, he will revert to his reflexes, which are to lean leftward. His complete lack of understanding of the purpose and meaning of the US Constitution as a document that is written in order to protect us from HIM (or Hillary) is something that MUST be remedied. I am willing to vote for Trump on the assumption that he has people near him that are working on this. In speeches in my home state of Florida, he has mentioned the US Constitution, which is an improvement from earlier in the campaign, when he rarely would do so.

In 1776 the revolution was begun (really 1775, or even earlier) by colonists who included statesmen, soldiers, politicians, drunkards, womanizers, bar fighters, scoundrels, antagonizers, criminals, spies and traitors (to the crown). If we are to turn the country around, we don't have enough people to do it if we exclude the usefulness of the people who do not always meet our standards. While this does not mean we need the likes of scum like John McCain or Mitch McConnell, we may very be able to use the services of people like Jeff Miller, Marco Rubio, or even Donald Trump.

I am willing to support Trump enough to vote for him (at least for today, November 2nd, because who knows what's going to happen tomorrow), though I am still not confident my vote even matters though, or will be counted correctly, so that helps my willingness to vote for him, since I'm not sure it matters anyway. I don't believe there is any voting our way out of the problems we face. But as Trump has evolved through these few months, he has evolved in a direction I can definitely support. If a candidate is able to see some light and change his views as he discovers more truth, then a person must be able to change their own actions based on that. One group of people are truly in the bag for a candidate no matter what happens, and the other group is in truly in the bag against a candidate no matter what happens. Both groups are wrong. We need to be able to adapt our views and actions as we discover more truth.

Proof that Hillary Clinton was given advance notice of questions to be asked at CNN debate.

In case you need it, here is the proof that CNN political hack Donna Brazile gave the Hillary campaign a heads up on questions to be asked at the CNN debate. Donna Brazile was let go for it, and is now the interim chair of the DNC.

What a shock.

Thanks to Wikileaks, we can all now see with our own eyes the corruption in the media and DC.

TINVOWOOT (There is no voting our way out of this)

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

The Outlaw and the Joker

Claire Wolfe brings a newer and better meaning of the word "outlaw" with this piece.

Be the outlaw.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Election night immediate action from James Wesley, Rawles

Odds are that the next President of the United States is unfortunately going to be Hillary Clinton. In the event that she gets elected, SurvivalBlog writer and professional survivalist and prepper James Wesley, Rawles predicts (and I fully agree) that there is a long list of goods that will become nearly impossible to find in the manner in which we find them today. Guns and ammo is what I speak of, of course, but even other things, such as buckets of pre-packaged, long-term stored food could become scarce.

Upon Hillary winning, it may very well take less than 24 hours for prices on certain weapons (AR-15 rifles, for example) and ammo (ammo FOR AR-15 rifles, for example) to skyrocket. These prices have shown precedent to triple within just a few days. The rifle you can buy tomorrow on October 26th for $675 is very likely to demand nearly $1,200 by lunchtime on November 9th. That same rifle that you see in stock covering the walls of your local gun store this week is probably going to be impossible to find by Christmas, and may very be considered illegal to own by April of 2017 (after Hillary's first 100 days in office.

Ammunition chambered in 5.56mm NATO and/or .223 Remington still has not fully recovered from the gun and ammo scare of 2012. Ammo chambered in .22LR is still impossible to find in some of the big box stores stores around the country. The price hikes and supply disappearances of a few years ago may happen again within the next month or two.

And you wonder why...

Trump supporters in the media and online want Constitutional Conservatives to join in and vote for him. Many of these CCs have some LEGITIMATE concerns about Trump that they would like to address. How do the Trump supporters in the media and online solve this? By calling CCs names like "purists" and "cuckservatives" and accusing them of wanting a "perfect" candidate, and also by preemptively setting up CCs as a scapegoat to blame for an election loss that has yet to occur.

And Trump supporters are confused as to why people aren't leaping into the bandwagon... Maybe they could start by NOT treating Constitutional Conservatives like crap and blaming them for something that hasn't happened yet?

Monday, October 17, 2016

Ominous Warning from Tyler Durden at ZH.

This is a warning from Zero Hedge that we as a society are nearing a breaking point. I agree.

An excerpt:

"...Hillary's so-called "basket of Deplorables are actually the most reserved, most polite, and most honest demographic in the country. They are more informed, more self-reliant, and among other things, better armed. Regarding their arms, they are incredibly responsible, and not the source of the violence for which the implement, and not the person, is too often blamed. The Deplorables have the longest fuse. It is, however, a fuse."

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Tactical Advice

Great article at ZeroGov. One of the better ones I've read lately. Interesting and very true.

Read and heed.

Train, save money to do it if you have to. Don't make excuses. Carry everywhere. Etc.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Glock 19 is now the handgun of choice for US Special Operations

Weapons Man, a former US Army 18 series operator, gives us the low down on what's happening in the special operations world. Anyone who has used a Glock and has also used any of the other choices that the community has had (Sig P226, P228/M11, 1911, M9, etc.) could have seen this coming.

Glock just about has it in the bag. Thanks to Weapons Man for the info. He does have the connections.

Monday, October 3, 2016

The iron will to resist, an example set by Hans and Sophie Scholl

This story of the White Rose Resistance Group should move you. May we all possess the strength displayed by them in the face of evil tyrants and their version of the Gestapo. Germany in 1942 was a dangerous place to be for freedom loving people.

Friday, September 30, 2016

Instead of "The Walking Dead", we have "The Voting Dead."

Dead people registered to vote. Conspiracy theory?

I think not.

Thanks to Tyler Durden at Zero Hedge. You should be reading ZH, daily.

Sultan Knish speaks the truth on events in Charlotte

Daniel Greenfield over at Sultan Knish has it 100% right in this piece. What he says could be easily applied to the long past events of Ferguson, Missouri in 2014 and to many events since then. "Black lives matter" protests can often be more correctly referred to as riots. It's hard to focus on supposedly "peaceful" protestors when nearly every major protest devolves into rock throwing, window breaking and car burning.

Whether you agree with the BLM crowd or not, can we at least use proper language? Riots are riots, even if you have some "peaceful" protestors mixed in.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

US is ready to cede oversight of ICANN

On September 30, 2016 at 2300 CST (0400 GMT) the US government will cede oversight of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), which will allow ICANN to become a self-regulating international entity. ICANN manages the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority, which is the system of online "domains" such as ".com", ".org" and ".net".

This means that nations hostile to the idea of freedom of speech, such as Russia, China or Iran, could effectively have just as much sway over freedom of Internet traffic as anyone else in the world.

Here is my question: How long before the Internet comes under the control of the globalist UN?

Combat medicine information from Brushbeater.

You wou expect that being a medical professional, I might have posted much more than I have on medical topics, but that's not been the case. I will try to correct that in the future, and for now I'll leave this for you from Brushbeater, a blog you should be visiting regularly.

We'd all love to prepare well enough to avoid any need for emergency combat medical skills, but to think that way is to think unlike a survivalist.

28 pages that point the finger at Saudi Arabia.

Recently Congress declassified 28 pages from the 9-11 report that were previously classified at a "Top Secret" level, and while reading it I was able to discern that the report also had additional classification "caveats", specifically the SCI, HCS and NOFORN caveats. These mean "sensitive compartmented information", "HUMINT Control System" and "No Foreign Nationals", respectively. As a former human intelligence (HUMINT) professional, I had access to these types of information and recognized these markers right away. This information was EXTREMELY HIGHLY CLASSIFIED, and would have been accessible to only a handful of individuals outside of the HUMINT collectors, SIGINT collectors and intel analysts of the CIA and FBI that originally reported the information.

The pages show a very strong connection between Saudi intelligence officials and several of the 9-11 hijackers. This is not a conspiracy theory. At least one Saudi Embassy employee was named in the report, a security guard. More importantly, the report shows that a Saudi Interior Ministry official was also connected to at least one hijacker, but was able to leave the US before FBI agents could locate and interview him. If you're so inclined, you'll also read how Saudi officials were involved in providing Saudi government funding (to the tune of more than $3,000 USD per month) to some of the hijackers during the months leading up to the attacks.

Read the 28 pages for yourself here straight from the source. If you must save time, skip a few pages down to page 6 and start there. Within one paragraph it should start becoming clear.

From "Fred on Everything."

"Fred on Everything" has it right in regards to racial anger and how Obama has fueled the fire.


Sunday, September 25, 2016

Instead of Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs...

Are you being observant of the Survivalist's Hierarchy of Needs?

1. Shelter
2. Water
3. Food
4. Security (Yes, this would be the guns part.)

Don't forget the other needs as well.

5. Medical supplies and skills
6. Communication
7. Transportation

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

The difference and overlap between "preppers" and "survivalists"

There are some differences and some overlap when it comes to what we call "preppers" and what we call survivalists". A textbook survivalist is likely to be a nomad, a resourceful minimalist who can live off the land for lengthy periods during times of plenty and during times of societal strife. You could say they resemble the old west mountain men rather than the pioneering frontier settlers. Some may band together in groups, becoming more like partisans than simple singular survivalists.

Preppers look quite different. They often strive to obtain secure, remote compounds outfitted to continue their life style without feeling the major effects of whatever disaster they've chosen to prepare for. They're often staffed with more than just a few people and sometimes have a "prepper group" that plans to meet at the compound upon the onset of the upcoming event. They are well equipped, possessing good communications equipment and power generation, large stores of water, food, fuel, medical supplies and other security provisions like guns and ammo. Many are former military, police or professional security. The preppers in this scenario are making their bet that they can outlast whatever comes their way. 

The overlappers are the ones who live in (or move to, as I am currently doing) rural areas and live an increasingly self-sufficient lifestyle with their families. Some of them are "hippies" without that socialist streak, others are trying to live the way they imagine their great grandparents might have lived (with some modern adaptations, of course), and then you have some who actually have always lived like this. Seemingly common to all of them is this sort of "borderlands mentality", meaning a desire for armed self sufficiency, an inherent distrust of government "authority" and a feeling of being an outside observer only occasionally penetrating the borders of society before slipping back out. This subsection of people is also filled with former warfighters. They collect and filter rainwater, grow large gardens, learn skills (medical, marksmanship, canning, etc.) and generally keep to themselves.

The last group would be the urbanites and even some suburbanites. They have little to no chance here. Cities and suburbs are densely inhabited and almost totally supplied from across the country. They're being run by countless committees of "experts" who have likely never produced anything of substance in their lives. Nearly all commerce consists of distributing, selling, stealing, replacing and disposing of junk that the urbanites did not produce and never could produce. Many peddle pacifiers for a living and other get paid to do little more than talk. "Networking" seems to be everyone's second profession. People are hired and fired based on "diversity", merit means nothing anymore. There is a liberal arts degree to be found around every corner. Graphic designers must be in very high demand. Too bad they don't actually produce anything tangible.

The few urbanites who are aware that something is coming have convinced themselves that they'll see the disaster coming before everyone else and simply take a drive up to the family cabin in the mountains while society collapses behind them. They'll have no trouble getting there because again, they're the only ones with a clue, so the roads will be clear. Plus, they know a guy with a remote property they can depend on to take care of them. They'll just load up on supplies before they leave town, the shelves won't be empty because they're way ahead of everyone else. After the government agents swoop in and make everything okay again they'll return to their untouched home with lots of stories to tell. Their friends will be in awe of their resourcefulness and ask their advice in all matters. Again, the urbanites have little chance.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016


Our country is currently very heavily divided. Probably more divided than I've ever seen in my lifetime, at least. The elites are scrambling to figure out how to bring us back into the fold.

One way to unite a nation is to attack it from the outside and rally the people to a war against the aggressor.

Just saying...

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Detailing some of the many lies told by Hillary.

Turning point.

July 5, 2016 may very well be a turning point in the history of these United States. Today the FBI director, James Comey, held a press conference in which he detailed how Hillary Clinton purposely stored classified materials on multiple privately owned servers inside her private residence in New York. He spoke about the lack of a "full time" security apparatus for the servers and compared the security to "GMail" email security. Some of the classified material was graded "Top Secret" with a "SCI" caveat attached. Comey identifies that there were hundred of email "chains" passed between Clinton and many of her staffers and associates that contained classified information. Comey stated that her servers could have been and may have been hacked by foreign intelligence services. He stated that Clinton has sent and received classified information on mobile devices in foreign countries where "sophisticated" actors may have been able to intercept those communications. He says that Clinton and her staffers were "careless" with their handling of classified information. Comey acknowledged that Clintom knowingly stored classified information on an unapproved medium in an unapproved location and in an unapproved way.

And after making these statements, James Comey has recommended that no charges or disciplinary actions be taken against Clinton.

The American people were sent a crystal clear message today. "The laws do not apply to us, your masters."

The rule of law is dead. Federal law enforcement agencies are no longer in the "law enforcement" business. It's just enforcement now. As far as I see it, all federal agencies have become illegitimate, and the federal government as a whole has made itself the enemy of all Americans.

Over the last century the federal government has gotten larger and larger, and over the last eight years I feel we have taken many baby steps toward open, armed revolution. Today I fear we have taken a giant leap.

There is no voting our way out of this. Donald Trump is not our savior. The rule of law is over.

Monday, July 4, 2016

April 19, 1775. July 4, 1776.

Today in 1776 the American Colonists finalized on paper what had been started by the King's troops on April 19, 1775 in Lexington and Concord. An attempt to confiscate artillery pieces and rifles from the American militia on that day resulted in a firefight where British regulars were pushed out of the towns. The Declaration of Independence and the war that followed showed that a determine and properly armed free people did not have to sit idly by while some big government repeatedly injured and robbed them of their natural and God given right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

"That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government..."

A well regulated militia IS necessary to the security of a free state, a state of free people who are free from oppression by foreign entities AND from oppression from within by its own government. But oppression doesn't always look like oppression on day one. It starts by looking like an innocent stack of security cameras on a street pole or a long line of people standing in an airport with their shoes in their hands, but before long it looks like the local PD driving around in the same armored war machines I rode in in Afghanistan, Americans being threatened with legal action for speaking out against Islamic extremism, gun owner registries in Kalifornia, New York, New Jersey and Connecticut...

We have four boxes which we use to preserve our freedom, those being the soap box, the jury box, the ballot box and lastly when the others have failed or been taken from us, the ammunition box.

Today is about a time when Americans were wise enough and strong enough to rise up against the greatest military power in the world to fight and win their God given liberties. It's our responsibility to preserve those. It will not be won through hero worship and political slogans, but through a will to pick up arms and fight, or by supporting in other ways those who do. That time will come again and it may come in our lifetimes. There will be another Lexington and Concord, let us beseech the blessing of Almighty God in our mission to secure victory over the enemies, from wherever they might come.


Thursday, June 23, 2016

Piss Christ? Piss Koran! An excellent four part story by Matt Bracken of Western Rifle Shooters

An excellent short story written by Matt Bracken and dedicated to the memory of Amina and Sarah Said, murdered by their father in a Muslim "honor killing". Their crimes? Dating American boyfriends.

Please read the whole thing, even if you have to do it over a few days. Read the story, and then follow Matt's blog at where he also links to many other great blogs and sites, all of which should be given careful consideration for daily reading.

If the story links below do not work, simply put them in the browser.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Terrorism in Orlando, Florida.

Today in the early morning hours, Omar Saddiqi Mateen, an American citizen born to Afghan parents, committed a terror attack in a nightclub in Orlando, Florida. He killed 50 people and wounded 53 others. Before the attack, he pledged allegiance to the Islamic State, referred to hereafter by me as Daesh, an Arabic name considered insulting by the group themselves.

Get used to this sort of thing. It's not going away soon.

Watch Europe and learn.

Buy more ammo.

Stock food and gain the ability to filter rainwater and other sources of water.

Get out of the large cities.

Do not expect this circus of an election to save us. There is no voting our way out of what's happening.

The federal government is not on our side. They do not care about us. In fact, they hate many of us.

The shooter in Orlando worked for G4S.

The shooter in Orlando was interviewed three times by the FBI for possible ISIS connections. Despite being on the terrorism watch list, he was still able to pass background checks to buy a pistol and a rifle. He was also employed by G4S. G4S is the international security company that the DHS contracted to pick up illegal aliens at the Mexican border and drop them off in cities all over the US.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

The statist we deserve.

Ted Cruz, the only candidate left in the race for some time now who might actually be accused of being a Constitutionalist, has suspended his campaign for the White House.

The only candidates left in the race who stand a chance are Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. Seriously, John Kasich, what are you doing?

All three of them are big government statists who could never be seriously thought of as having a Constitution based mindset.

They all believe that a large, centralized, federal government apparatus is the answer to our problems as long as the right kind of people get to run it.

It appears that in about eight months we will get the statist we deserve.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

An excellent short story, by Matt Bracken

This short story, dare I call it "fiction", is an excellent piece written by an excellent author, Matt Bracken. Please read it all, and then go to his blog, and read more. He's one of the good guys.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

On the AR vs AK subject matter.

This article is well written by a special operations physician detailing his experiences that have led him to feel that it might be preferable to get shot with an AK-47 as opposed to the M16/M4 platform.

As far as my own input, I spoke with a general/vascular surgeon who routinely performs trauma surgery on people with gun shot wounds. He stated that the wounds produced by the 5.56 are more devastating and difficult to repair in surgery due to the multiple pieces of metal scattered throughout the body after the projectile occasionally shatters. He stated that this is not the case with the 7.62 projectile.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

From Orwell.

"Threats to freedom of speech, writing and action, though often trivial in isolation, are cumulative in their effect and, unless checked, lead to a general disrespect for the rights of the citizen."

-George Orwell

Thursday, April 7, 2016

From Churchill.

"Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result."

W. Churchill

10,000 Syrian refugees being settled in the US. And 10,000 is just "the floor", not "the ceiling"...

This from a gleeful mainstream outlet, MSN:

An official states that 10,000 is the lowest number of people who will be brought here. They also say they'll be brought here at breakneck speed. The process usually takes between 18-24 months, but these refugees will be relocated in about three months.

How are we allowing this to happen after seeing Europe set ablaze? In a couple of years time, maybe less, Europeans will wish for the good old days of Bataclan and Molenbeek.

Do you see what happens to the women caught by even small groups or pairs of refugee men? There are thousands of military age males (MAM) in these refugee hordes, young and healthy enough to go anywhere in the Muslim world and make a life. But instead they are being shuffled to Europe and the US.

Do we care about the horrors our young women will be subjected to, like some have been in Europe? Do we not have the spine to intercede and stop the fires that are being set? This is self destructive behavior.

It's this type of behavior that is being accelerated in the nine months we have before a new President comes to office. Whoever that person is or whatever they do may have no effect, or if it's Hillary or Bernie, may have a negative. In both cases, the following by Bracken is again true:

"America is dead. Your community is your country. Act accordingly."

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

In praise of the AR-15 as a home defense weapon.

You can go online to any firearms based website or blog, ask any firearms "expert" or enthusiast, "what's the best option for a home defense weapon?" and you'll receive a huge array of responses. You'll get input on weapons, brands, ammo types and calibers, weapon accessories, state and federal laws, ballistic performance, physiological effects, psychological effects, etc. You'll even get some people recommending good attorneys to hire if you get into a shooting situation. The people you ask will morph into lawyers, cops, doctors, engineers, physicists, salesmen and Army Rangers right in front of your eyes, and all at the same time.

I'm not here to flood you with that crap and I'm not here to make your choice for you. I'm going to let you know what I choose and why it works for me. You can decide if it works for you. Obviously the best weapon for home defense is the weapon you have when the time comes for you to use it.

My personal choice is a Colt M4 Carbine chambered for 5.56x45mm NATO ammunition. I installed quad rails and put a government issue pop-up iron rear aperture sight on the flat top receiver. I installed a Streamlight TLR-1s flashlight (300 lumens) onto the left quad rail using a Magul mount. There is an EOTech XPS 2-2 Holographic Weapon Sight and an EOTech G33 swivel magnifier. I use Magpul 30 round PMags. I replaced the standard grip with a Blackhawk grip with finger grooves. I currently have my home defense magazines loaded with Hornady GMX copper alloy ammunition.

My reason for choosing this weapon is that I prefer having a weapon that requires less "fine motor" skills and more "gross motor" skills to operate properly. When you're jarred awake by someone beating your door down at 0200, your fine motor skills aren't always going to be there ready to go. You'll still have your gross motor skills, and that's why I currently choose a long gun over a pistol. A pistol is a fine weapon for home defense, especially if you're skilled in pistol shooting, but it does require that you keep your fine motor skills with you through any amount of combat stress, which is easier said than done.

Some will ask about shotguns, and here's my only reason for choosing a rifle over a shotgun. I've got 30 rounds in my weapon while a shotgun likely has ammo in the single digits. I can also load up another 30 round magazine much fast than someone can load another handful of shotgun shells. A shotgun is a great option for home defense, but I have my own reasons for choosing the rifle.

I've personally used the Colt M4 Carbine to clear buildings in training situations and during combat deployment. I've seen what the 5.56 NATO ammunition is capable of and trust me, it's ugly. I know there is always going to be some politics surrounding the decisions that are made by the higher ups, but we've been using 5.56 NATO since Vietnam. If it didn't do its job, it wouldn't still be in use by our military five decades later. Maybe it would have stuck around for a bit, but not for fifty years. This round is more than adequate and I've seen it up close and personal.

I think the last complaint most people have is the possibility of over-penetration with this ammunition. But here is the point I make: ANY suitable self defense ammo is going to penetrate sheetrock like it's paper. Same for your home windows. Same for bedroom doors. No matter what you're shooting, you NEED to ensure that all family and friends are accounted for and preferably BEHIND your firing position. You can ensure this by strategically locating your bedroom between the common area of your home and the other bedrooms, if possible. It makes it easier to shoot an intruder if you have already secured your family in the bedrooms behind you. Again, any self defense ammo is going to penetrate the barriers in your home. This is why it's more important to have a weapon that will allow you to have the highest accuracy when fired repeatedly. The M4 Carbine provides that.

You obviously have to evaluate your own situation and obtain the weapon that best fits your needs and abilities. If your budget allows you to only purchase one weapon and you'd like to also carry it in your vehicle, then a pistol is surely more suitable than a long gun. If you like the idea of firing multiple projectiles at once,then you can get that in a shotgun. I've detailed my own choice and my reasons. What is your choice?


The race for the White House heats up every day that passes and all I can see for the future is chaos. I feel Ted Cruz is the only Constitutional Conservative in the race since Rand Paul dropped out. Donald Trump is a buffoon, but even worse he is the same type of statist we've been electing since Reagan's terms expired. Hillary is a Clinton, nothing more needs to be said. Bernie Sanders is a hardcore socialist, though I guess at least he's honest about it. The democrat party is one of socialist support anyway. I don't know who is going to win, if any of of those people at all. Maybe it could be someone else not yet named. 

Regardless, we may already be out of time. As bad as Obama has been, the real chaos may start in nine months. Our choices in the upcoming elections may be pointless, and if so, I'll leave you with something as stated by author and former Navy SEAL, Matt Bracken:

"America is dead. Your community is your country. Act accordingly."

More later.

Psalm 91

Psalm 91

1 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High 
will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. 
2 I will say of the LORD, "He is my refuge and my fortress, 
my God, in whom I trust." 
3 Surely he will save you from the fowler's snare 
and from the deadly pestilence. 
4 He will cover you with his feathers, 
and under his wings you will find refuge; 
his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. 
5 You will not fear the terror of night, 
nor the arrow that flies by day, 
6 nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, 
nor the plague that destroys at midday. 
7 A thousand may fall at your side, 
ten thousand at your right hand, 
but it will not come near you. 
8 You will only observe with your eyes 
and see the punishment of the wicked. 
9 If you make the Most High your dwelling- even the LORD, who is my refuge- 
10 then no harm will befall you, 
no disaster will come near your tent. 
11 For he will command his angels concerning you 
to guard you in all your ways; 
12 they will lift you up in their hands, 
so that you will not strike your foot against a stone. 
13 You will tread upon the lion and the cobra; 
you will trample the great lion and the serpent. 
14 "Because he loves me," says the LORD, "I will rescue him; 
I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name. 
15 He will call upon me, and I will answer him; 
I will be with him in trouble, 
I will deliver him and honor him. 
16 With long life will I satisfy him 
and show him my salvation."

Friday, April 1, 2016

A prediction.

The republicans have said that they absolutely will not hold any confirmation hearings for Obama's recent SCOTUS nominee, Merrick Garland.

My prediction is that they absolutely will, possibly as soon as June or July.

Anarchism is not what they tell you it is.

"Anarchism is not a romantic fable but the hard-headed realization, based on five thousand years of experience, that we can not entrust the management of our lives to kings, priests, politicians, generals and county commissioners."

-Edward Abbey

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

This still applies today.

"Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom of Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops that can be, on any pretence, raised in the United States."

Noah Webster, An Examination into the Leading Principles of the Federal Constitution, 1787

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

On politics, voting and the White House race.

Many people ask who I'll be voting for, but when they ask me that they aren't actually looking for a name. What they're truly asking is "are you a republican or a democrat?". People have closed their minds off to everything outside of republican or democrat. To them, there is nothing else. In fact, what the republicans and democrats actually DO matters little. There is only one thing that matters, and that is the letter R or D behind a politician's name. That politician doesn't have to do or say anything in particular to warrant the love or hate of the people on either side, as long as the people can easily identify the letter. Voting for the right party matters more than principles and more than convictions.

I used to vote that way as well. I would simply vote for whoever the party nominee was. The "lesser of the two evils" they said.

But I'm done voting for evil now, and I don't care if one side calls themselves republicans and the other calls themselves democrats.

Politics can be very complicated of course. So I've simplified it down for myself and made it easy. My political belief system is based on maximum freedom for the maximum number of people. My poltical beliefs are based on the letter of the US Constitution, a document written to protect us from the horrors of an oppressive, powerful, centralized government system. We all have natural, God given and inalienable rights. We all have the right to defend ourselves, to travel freely in our own country, to keep and do as we wish with our privately owned property. We have the right to be free from oppressive taxation and waste of our money. We have the right to be free from invasion of our privacy. These rights and many other liberties are our's to keep and no one's to infringe upon, especially a government of people just like us who see themselves above us.

The only candidates currently left in the 2016 US Presidential race who have any hope of winning the White House are Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.

My beliefs on Trump are pretty simple, which is how I try to keep all political thought processes. He's donated many thousands (or even millions) of dollars to any cause or person he feels would have benefitted him the most at that time. Occasionally this includes republican polticians and "republican" causes, but most often the receipients of his money and support have been progressives and statists, democrats, neo-liberals and the like. A few examples include Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Rahm Emanuel, Chuck Schumer, Bill Deblasio, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid. Trump has also supported unconstitutional efforts, such as the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban. He's supported misuse of eminent domain, increased taxes and increased spending. He's been  pro-choice (AKA anti-life). He has little understanding of what the US Constitution is or what it is there for. He changes his positions with the political winds, which is why I do not trust him. Having the letter R after your name does not earn my vote by default, especially if that R used to be a D or an I.

I am well aware of how Trump is currently branding himself and my problem with it is that it is completely different from his entire history, including his history as recent as 2014. I do not trust the man one inch and there is not one single argument I've heard from anyone as to why I should trust him. When asked why I should trust him or vote for him given his history, his supporters always resort to something to the effect that he isn't Hillary Clinton. Sorry, but you can't simply say "I'm not Hillary" and earn my vote by default. No, you need to base your political positions on an originalist interpretation of the US Constitution. Funny that no one has EVER accused Donald Trump of being a Constitutionalist, isn't it?

I don't even need to say much about Hillary Clinton and her failures. The news media has given Hillary a full pardon for her "Russian reset", which turned out to be a total disaster. Our relations with Moscow haven't been this bad since the Cold War, and even now Vladimir Putin talks regularly about the strategic deterrent capabilities they posses. Her role in the Benghazi incident goes without saying, those the press is prepared to let her pass on that mistake as well simply because they've grown bored with the story. Still left is the FBI criminal investigation into the classified information Clinton stored on a personal server inside the basement of her private residence. Obviously this behavior is totally illegal and left US secrets wide open to be gleaned by any half-capable foreign actors. The most likely would be Chinese computer network exploitation experts. Her actions as Secretary of State alone (I could pile on her inappropriate actions during her time as First Lady and her dismal record as a senator) should at least disqualify her completely from ever stepping into public office again, and more likely should land her behind bars.

Bernie Sanders is a more appropriate punchline than an appropriate consideration for any office in a society that calls itself free. The man is an avowed socialist and his entire political platform can be summed up as such: "I'll give you the most free stuff". He's proposed raising taxes to a 90% rate and proposed that all schooling and all healthcare should be free. But if it's "free", then why the 90% tax rate? Because it's not free. He either doesn't understand this or he is lying. On many occasions he has shown himself to be a complete economic dunce, despite running his entire campaign virtually on his economic policies alone. One example is when he stated that student loans interest rates should be as low as home loan interest rates. If he had any understand of economics at all, he'd realize that home loan interest is lower because if you default on your home loan, the bank will get your home as repayment. But what will the repayment be on an education if you fail to pay the student loan? Can they repossess your brain? Can they take back the knowledge? Of course not. This is a simple economic principle that has totally escaped Sanders. His many years spent in Congress (first became member of Congress in 1991) have been a huge waste as well. Since 1991 he has failed to author a single bill that was ever passed into law.

Ted Cruz has been a thorn in the side of the so called "establishment" since he defeated David Dewhurst for the US Senate in Texas. His voting record reflects an originalist interpretation of the US Constitution and this has earned him many enemies on both sides of the aisle. While certainly not the perfect candidate (are there any?), his record of voting and the issues he supports represent the closest opportunity Americans have had since Ronald Reagan to vote for a candidate with strong Constitutional Conservative leanings. There is no other candidate left in this race (since Rand Paul has dropped out) that is widely described as a Constitutionalist by anyone who understands the meaning of the word.

I can no longer hold my nose while voting  and I will no longer simply settle for whoever is less evil than the rest. I do not have any use or value for made up
political parties. I will forever base my votes on which candidate holds a strict, originalist interpretation of the US Constitution and who's actions display this. If no candidate exists on the ballot, then I will be forced to write the name in myself. Surely many will chirp and screech about my failure to vote for their candidate is a de facto vote for the opponent, but I disagree. My vote does not belong to any one candidate by default. Failing to give it to that default candidate does not represent a theft of a vote from the default candidate. It is my vote until someone, a Constitutionalist, earns it. Having a certain letter after your name is not enough. Not being Hillary Clinton is not enough. Vowing to give away free stuff is not enough. I require a thorough understanding of the US Constitution, the importance of it and the will to abide by the constraints it contains.

There is one and only one candidate left in this race who fits that description and that is where my vote will go.