Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Citizens forced to leave their homes?

Via Tom

Hey, if you get wounded enforcing bogus "anti-grass" laws, who cares? Or as mother would say, good riddance to bad rubbish.

The Miami Herald

What began as a bust on a suspected marijuana house turned dangerous and deadly Tuesday night, with bullets flying at officers and police returning fire.

It ended with a Miami-Dade police detective in critical and at least one suspect dead. Miami Herald news partner WFOR CBS4 reported that a second suspect was hurt and in police custody.

The shots were fired about 7 p.m. in the area of Coral Way and Southwest 60th Street. Neighbors said it looked like officers had arrived to bust a suspected marijuana grow house in the area.

Miami Herald news partner WFOR CBS4 reported on its website that police went to the home and asked for consent to search it. About the same time, a car pulled up, a man got and fired shots at them.

Officers returned fire.

The man who fired at the officers was struck and killed. A second suspect was shot and in custody, CBS4 reported.

The detective, whose name was not released, was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center. Police spokesman Detective Roy Rutland said the detective was shot multiple times in the abdomen. He was in critical but stable condition Tuesday night after surgery at the hospital, where he was joined by his family and dozens of fellow officers.

Hours later, Coral Way between Southwest 57th and 62nd avenues remained closed to traffic, and helicopters hovered overhead. Officers from cities spread across Miami-Dade came to help.

The shooting happened at a time when most people were arriving home from work or already inside. Many said they had the TV on, one man was watching the Olympics, when they heard the sudden crackle of gunfire.

One neighbor, who did not give her name, said she was at home with her dogs when she heard the gunshot. She saw a man with a high-powered rifle shoot at police officers.

When she came out, she saw armed officers not in uniform. They told her to leave her home immediately.

Another neighbor, who only gave his first name of Noel, said he was at home, watching the Olympics in shorts when an officer knocked on his door and said he had to leave. He had to borrow a shirt from another person.

Luis Fajardo, 52, said he lived on Southwest 35th Street and 57th Avenue. He was coming home when he started to see at least 30 police cars filling up the otherwise typical West Miami-Dade neighborhood, a place filled with single-family homes, trees and has a park nearby.

“You never think that this would happen in your neighborhood,” said Mike Gonzalez, 53, who lives about a block away from where the shooting happened.

Miami Herald staff writer Diana Moskovitz contributed to this report.

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/07/31/2923721/breaking-news-miami-dade-working.html#disqus_thread#storylink=cpy

Comment on: U.S. Army Purchases Riot Gear As Fears Over Civil Unrest Grow

Got Militia?


You can dress Johnny up, but can you make him dance?

On the other side of the coin I think they will actually need that gear to protect Americans.

The scenario I see unfolding is this:

On a day we will not be aware of the credit of the united States will run out. On that day the foreign bankers from the Fed will take a cab out to La Guardia and board foreign flag carriers en-route back to Europe or perhaps South America. They will all be gone by noon, and the clerks and mid level managers will start to panic. Then at around 2 PMafter the afternoon papers hit the street the Treasury will order all of the banks to close down, and so will Wall Street.
The 6PM News will tell of ATM's and online banking being unavailable.

The next morning when the first groups can't buy their Starbucks or gas folks will begin to get angry. By 10 AM the news will be full of politicians asking for calm as they "Sort" out the problems and begin to promise the banks will be closed only till the end of the weekend and that everyone should start home.

By this time the state funded portions of Welfare, unemployment, and Medicaid will be out of funds. The lunch hour restaurants still open will begin to explode as all of those who eat off of their Debit cards find them useless. The rest of the people will make mad runs on the local stores and when they can't use credit and debit cards will start hauling the goods out over incoming patrons.

Those with money will get it taken from them by panicking people and the war will be on. States will call up the reserves, but most members will be out stealing food and gas for their families. The rest will have no way to report. By the next morning there will be a need for the Military to respond, but I suspect most of them will refuse the call so they can stay home and protect their families.

The ones who are single, and separated from their homes by hundreds of miles, will be all they get. Most of these will be new officers and young privates.

Where will the Militia be? Home with the family. Where will the LEO be? Home with the family.

By day 4 the inner city, and youth that have always operated off their Debt cards and play-stations, will be out in groups looking for food, fun, and Sex. The store they will be shopping in will be your house and mine. The piles of bodies and burning buildings will mark the closed stores.

So if the feds want to order some updated riot gear for the ones who show up I say go ahead.

I don't feel them spending it on goods in our factories will hurt anyone and when we pick it up off the ground it will still be good. Maybe a bit soiled.

Santa Claus

Dedicated Dad's comment on NC: Another Stooge Heard From

"...They'rrrrrree....makin' a list
and checkin' it twice!
Gonna remember who's naughty and nice!
Pa-tri-ots are coming,
To TOOOooowwwn!..."

See, CONgressPERSON (*NOT* "...man"!)- you regime-fellators ain't the ONLY ones who can :"make lists"...

Don't get me wrong - I'm not SAYIN' -- I'm just sayin'...

"...Well, we will have some, but as far as the breakdown, I'm not sure at all. I'm skeptical that we will have the majority, but will be happy to be proven wrong.:)...>>

I've pondered this a lot, and even asked a few active-duty folk what THEY think...

Basically, my unscientific research would indicate that most of the "grunts" would likely follow orders - at least at first - but there *WILL* be dissent, and there *WILL* be deserters. There will even be some who will shoot the officers who give them illegal orders and threaten punishment if they're not followed.

After a few such incidents, and the obvious questioning and discomfort most would have at being ordered to mistreat or even KILL fellow AMERICANS, there's a strong likelihood that more and more will defect and join "freefor"...

Bottom line: It ain't gonna be pretty for the regime - which is why they're bringing in all the blue-helmets to "cross train" as they practice for the future...

The Rifle & Democracy

Via The Gun Blog Black List

The tank, the B-52, the fighter-bomber, the state controlled police and the military are the weapons of dictatorship. The rifle is the weapon of democracy. If guns are outlawed, only the government will have guns. Only the police, the secret police, the military, the hired servants of our rulers. Only the government and a few outlaws. I intend to be among the outlaws.

Abbey, Edward (author, 1927-1989)

Two goodies from the Moneychanger


These past few days I may have sounded rather harsh and unforgiving toward the criminals, parasites, and tyrants who stand in the way of our lives, freedom & prosperity. Most of the time I merely laugh at them because they are so ridiculous, posturing as Great Benefactors of Humanity & Wise Men when in fact they lack enough maturity to be admitted to an adult Sunday School class.

I never knew this before, but on 31 July 1777 the Marquis de Lafayette was made major-general of the Continental Army at an age of only 19. That couldn't happen today because the only thing 19 year olds know is how to play video games, although a few can read.

Religious Exemption Approved, Lawsuit Averted

Scott Woodruff answers questions and assists members regarding legal issues in Virginia. He and his wife homeschooled their children. Read more >>


With HSLDA’s guidance, the M.J. family submitted a letter to the Franklin City school board asking that their children be exempted from public school attendance on the grounds that they had religious, conscientious objections to their children attending public school. The letter pointed out that public schools educate kids in a pervasively secular atmosphere, and they knew God did not want their children educated that way.

The superintendent wrote back saying that the board had denied their exemption. The letter explained that the board “ … feels the responsibility to assure that your children receive an appropriate education.” The family asked for help.

Home School Legal Defense Association Senior Counsel Scott Woodruff wrote to the board explaining that the religious exemption statute did not give them discretion to deny the family’s exemption since they had satisfied all lawful prerequisites. He explained that HSLDA was prepared to represent the family in a lawsuit against the school board if that was the only solution.

Woodruff later learned that several board members were quite new. Their lack of familiarity with the religious exemption statute may have contributed to their surprising rejection of the M.J. request.

Carrying with him lawsuit papers ready to be filed in Southampton Circuit Court, if necessary, Woodruff traveled to speak to the board at its next meeting.

Board Meeting

After Woodruff provided the board with a brief introduction to the statute and data showing that over 20% of families use this as their homeschool option, one member inquired about the religious convictions of the family’s 7-year-old. Woodruff showed the board a copy of the U.S. military conscientious objection statute, after which the Virginia statute is patterned. He noted that while the military statute requires one applying for conscientious objector status to have religious convictions based on both training and belief, the Virginia statute only requires training or belief. And the parents’ letter explained they were training their children in their parents’ beliefs.

One board member said she would have voted in favor of the exemption if the family had provided assurance that they would homeschool the children. Woodruff explained that this is not a prerequisite under the statute.

Another board member said that they like to look over the curriculum of homeschoolers. Woodruff explained that this, likewise, is not a prerequisite under the statute. He added that as of July 1, 2012, the only curriculum description a home instruction family must submit is a simple list of the child’s subjects.

Another board member seemed anxious about whether exempt parents would really educate their kids. Woodruff provided a copy of Dr. Brian D. Ray’s 1994 study showing that Virginia religiously exempt students score 33 percentile points higher than others, on average.

After all their questions had been answered, the board voted to grant the family’s exemption. We appreciate the board’s open mind and willingness to reconsider their decision.

Hillary Clinton Slams Bachmann For Investigation Call

Freedom Outpost


On Monday Secretary of State Hillary Clinton slammed House Republicans Reps. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), Trent Franks (R-Ariz.), Tom Rooney (R-Fla.), Lynn Westmoreland (R-Ga.) and Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) for the letters that they sent in which they called for a serious investigation into how deeply ties are within the U.S. government to the Muslim Brotherhood and specifically they called out Clinton’s deputy chief of staff Huma Abedin. Clinton tried to act as though she never plays politics like this, though this is not politics, it’s fact. She said that such suggestions about her aide has “no place in our politics” for such “assaults.”

This reminds me of the same woman who declared “This is a vast right wing conspiracy.” Oh wait this is that same woman. But here’s the thing, an investigation is not an assault. This is nothing more than rhetoric. While her husband’s indiscretions may have at times brought us to shaking our heads and laughing at the ridiculousness of some of the statements he made, Islamist terrorists and the Muslim Brotherhood inside the U.S. government are not a laughing matter.

“Leaders have to be active in stepping in and sending messages about protecting the diversity within their countries,” Clinton said at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. “We did see some of that in our own country. We saw Republicans stepping up and standing up against the kind of assaults that really have no place in our politics.”

The Hill reports,

The remarks have been criticized by House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), who took to the Senate floor to denounce the accusations as “specious and degrading attacks.”

These latest allegations surfaced after the Muslim Brotherhood candidate, Mohammed Morsi, won the presidential elections in Egypt, forcing a reevaluation of U.S. ties to the Arab world’s most populous country.

In her comments, Clinton called religious freedom a “bedrock priority” of the Obama administration’s foreign policy.

Clinton said, “As I told the Christians with whom I met [when visiting Cairo earlier this month], the United States does not take the side of one political party over another. What we do is stand firmly on the side of principles.”

Nothing could be further from the truth. While claiming that “our engagement with those leaders will be based on their commitment to universal human rights and universal democratic principles,” she doesn’t see it that way at home, does she? At every turn her party and their “principles” or lack of them are both in view and they care nothing for universal human rights or democratic principles.

Dixie After The War

Recommended by Calvin Johnson

This for anyone that thinks they've got it tough today!

"Doctor Robert G. Stephens of Atlanta, tells me of a Confederate soldier who, returning armless to his Georgia home, made his wife hitch him to a plow which she drove; and they made a crop.

Myrta Lockett Avary “Dixie After the War” published 1906"

Cherokee Braves

1st picture via Pam Steele

White Girl Bleed a Lot — On The Jamie Glazov Show, Tuesday, July 31, 2012, 8-9 pm Pacific

Join The Jamie Glazov Show that will air on Tuesday, June 31, 2012 at 8-9 pm Pacific (11-12 pm EST) on Blog Talk Radio.

This week’s guest is: Colin Flaherty, an award-winning writer whose work has appeared in more than 1000 new sites around the world, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times and others.

His story about a black man unjustly convicted of trying to kill his white girlfriend was featured in the Los Angeles Times and on Court TV and resulted in the release of Kelvin Wiley from state prison.

He is a former ghost writer for a Chairman of the US Commission on Civil Rights and author of White Girl Bleed a Lot: The Return of Racial Violence and How the Media Ignore It.

To listen to the program, click here.
Or go to: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/radio-

The call-in # is: (347) 857-1380.
See you Tuesday night!

Resolve in their Hearts

"Look, soldiers!"

A boy of about ten perched on top of a gate-post to better see the approaching cavalry. His older brother walked over to him, a half-whittled stick still in his hand. He shaded his eyes against the setting sun and looked on with envy. Jeffrey was fourteen and certainly a man in his own mind. That his mother disagreed was not his fault at all.

"They are all right, " he said slowly "Aren't they, Will."

More @ NamSouth

DEA Gone Wild

Via Don

This Houston Chronicle story is terrifying:

The phone rang before sunrise. It woke Craig Patty, owner of a tiny North Texas trucking company, to vexing news about Truck 793 — a big red semi supposedly getting repairs in Houston.

“Your driver was shot in your truck,” said the caller, a business colleague. “Your truck was loaded with marijuana. He was shot eight times while sitting in the cab. Do you know anything about your driver hauling marijuana?”

“What did you say?” Patty recalled asking. “Could you please repeat that?”

The truck, it turned out, had been everywhere but in the repair shop.

Commandeered by one of his drivers, who was secretly working with federal agents, the truck had been hauling marijuana from the border as part of an undercover operation. And without Patty’s knowledge, the Drug Enforcement Administration was paying his driver, Lawrence Chapa, to use the truck to bust traffickers.

This jackass DEA adventure has driven Mr. Patty to the edge of bankruptcy, and possibly toward an even worse fate:

More @ NRO

U.S. Murders: All 13,636; Hands and Feet 801; Assault Rifles: less than 348

Via Don

It is often said that guns, particularly assault rifles, are designed for one thing, and one thing only: to kill lots of people.

Assault rifles in the United States are failing miserably in this purpose. There are tens of millions of assault rifles in America. Because the definition of an assault rifle has been rather fuzzy, the number can be said to be anywhere from 10 million to 30 million. Of those, the AR-15 type is fairly common with numbers between 5 and 10 million.

The FBI murder statistics do not differentiate between types of rifles. There are about 100 million rifles in the United States. In 2009, the last year in which numbers have been reported, there were 13,636 murders. Guns were used to murder 9,146 people. Hands and feet were used to murder 801 people. Blunt objects were used to murder 611 people. Rifles were used to murder 348 people, and that is all rifles, of which assault rifles are only a small fraction. Assault rifles are used so infrequently in homicides that many police departments almost never see them; in 2009, there were nine states that did not have a single murder committed with any rifle.

So why is the left so intent on banning rifles that are the most suitable for militia use (clearly protected by the U.S. Constitution), when they are used so rarely in murder? Banning baseball bats would make more sense, yet would be nearly as senseless.

It is this disassociation from facts and reality that lead many ordinary people to believe that when their government works to disarm them, it is up to no good.

Dean Weingarten

Marching Through Culpeper premiere this weekend

Via Carl

After months of preparation, “Marching Through Culpeper” strides onto stage Friday night.

The Civil War-set stage adaptation of the Virginia Morton novel of the same name debuts at Eastern View High School at 7:30 p.m. Friday, kicking off a series of events commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Cedar Mountain.

An opening day reception will be held at Daniel Technology Center from 5 to 7 p.m. Morton said more than 200 tickets have been sold for the reception and that dignitaries Dr. James Robertson and original music and lyric writer Rod Stone will be at the reception, along with descendants of real characters in the show — Dr. Frank Stringfellow, great-grandson of Confederate scout, Frank Stringfellow, and Jeb Stuart IV, great-grandson of the famous Confederate general.

Morton said the play is progressing with dress rehearsals scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday.

“We’re getting there,” she said. “A lot of work has already been done. We’re going to have some phenomenal special effects.”

She said advanced ticket sales have been brisk.

More @ Star Exponent

Tricks of the Trade

(During the Vietnam War, among many other responsibilities in the SEA AOR, SF fulfilled a core mission, providing leadership cadre for indigenous ranger-type units referred to as "Mike" Forces. The project under which this was conducted was Project Delta, or B-52 (any errors in my recounting of that two sentence history are the result of OPSEC. They have nothing to do with my ongoing battle with CRS syndrome..."Can't Remember Shit"). One of the lasting legacies of Project Delta was the production of the now-famous Recon Tips of the Trade. This ongoing article series will be my feeble attempt at updating them, with modifications for irregular force partisans in a non-SEA AOR....--J.M.)

The mini-manual known as "Recon Tips of the Trade" was developed by SFOD-B 52, 5th SFG(A), with assistance of the MACV Recondo school.

General Tips of the Trade

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The North an Absolute Dictator of the Republic

There was no “Lost Cause” as Jefferson Davis was correct in predicting that struggles for the principle of constitutional government would emerge once again, in other forms and at other times. There was indeed established by the North a “Myth of Saving the Glorious Union” which claimed that religion and morality were on the side of the righteous victors, and that they had eradicated an “outpost of Satan’s dominion” in defeating Southerners seeking political independence. In no way had they saved the constitutional and fraternal Union as the Founders’ had erected it. See http://www.ncwbts150.com/TheMythoftheLostCause.php for more on this topic.

Bernhard Thuersam, Chairman
North Carolina War Between the States Sesquicentennial Commission
"The Official Website of the North Carolina WBTS Sesquicentennial"

The North an Absolute Dictator of the Republic:

“[But] there were persons in Congress and out who would not believe the war had come to an end until those who had caused it were adequately punished, the Negro set on the road to first-class citizenship, and the Republican party assured of political dominance. As early as May 5, 1865, The Independent, which spoke for what came to be called the radical Republicans in Congress, was asserting:

“There is one, and only one, sure and safe policy for the immediate future, namely: The North must remain the absolute Dictator of the Republic until the spirit of the North shall become the spirit of the whole country…the South is still unpurged of her treason. Prostrate in the dust she is no less a traitor at this hour than when her head was erect. They cannot be trusted with authority over their former slaves; they cannot be trusted with authority over the re-cemented Republic…The only hope for the South is to give the ballot to the Negro and in denying it to the rebels.”

In like spirit George W. Julian of Indiana would “indict, convict and hang Jefferson Davis in the name of God; as for Robert E. Lee, unmolested in Virginia, hang him too. And stop there? Not at all. I would hang liberally while I had my hand in.” Senator Benjamin Wade of Ohio suggested that “if the Negroes by insurrection could contrive to slay one-half of the Southern whites, the remaining half would then hold them in respect and treat them with justice.” Charles Sumner would seize all rebel property and distribute it to the Negroes, give them the vote, and let them rule the section.

In President Andrew Johnson’s third annual message, “he opposed granting the Negro the vote on grounds that “no independent government of any form has ever been successful in (his) hands.” Yet Johnson’s point was that Negroes just out of slavery knew so little of public affairs that their voting would consist of nothing more “than carrying a ballot to the place where they were directed to deposit it.”

The war would not be over until the Southern people were “repentant” to the point of accepting intellectual, social and economic changes, perhaps even a political rearrangement.

The symbol of these changes was to be the Negro. Just as slavery had been the symbol of all that had divided North and South, so now all the differences had to do with the Negro. The trouble with symbols is that they vastly oversimplify situations and tend unconsciously to stir emotions, and to reduce material interest to the pattern of right versus wrong.

Why did Congress now insist on taking a hand in control (of Reconstruction)? The object, of course, was to give the legislature under Republican dominance the power to do with the South what the victor in the war thought should be done.

The Negro was now a three-fifths man, and his vote, if granted or refused, was a party matter. In either case, it might determine party control. It could not be forgotten that Wade Hampton’s brother had told Whitelaw Reid that if the Negro were given the ballot, “the old owners would cast the vote of their people almost as absolutely and securely as they cast their own. If Northern men expected in this way to build up a Northern party in the South, they were gravely mistaken.”

Yet if it worked the other way, the future of Republican rule was assured.”

(Reconstruction: The Ending of the Civil War. Avery O. Craven, Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1969, pp. 93-133)

Stubborn Ignorance

Via Oleg


Academic intelligentsia, their media, government and corporate enthusiasts worship at the altar of diversity. Despite budget squeezes, universities have created diversity positions, such as director of diversity and inclusion, manager of diversity recruitment, associate dean for diversity, vice president of diversity and perhaps minister of diversity. This is all part of a quest to get college campuses, corporate offices and government agencies to "look like America."

For them, part of looking like America means race proportionality. For example, if blacks are 13 percent of the population, they should be 13 percent of college students and professors, corporate managers and government employees. Law professors, courts and social scientists have long held that gross statistical disparities are evidence of a pattern and practice of discrimination. Behind this vision is the stupid notion that but for the fact of discrimination, we'd be distributed proportionately by race across incomes, education, occupations and other outcomes. There’s no evidence from anywhere on earth or any time in human history that shows that but for discrimination, there would be proportional representation and an absence of gross statistical disparities, by race, sex, height or any other human characteristic. Nonetheless, much of our thinking, legislation and public policy is based upon proportionality being the norm. Let’s run a few gross disparities by you, and you decide whether they represent what the courts call a pattern and practice of discrimination and, if so, what corrective action you would propose.

Jews are not even 1 percent of the world’s population and only 3 percent of the U.S. population, but they are 20 percent of the world’s Nobel Prize winners and 39 percent of U.S. Nobel laureates. That’s a gross statistical disparity, but are the Nobel committees discriminating against the rest of us? By the way, in the Weimar Republic, Jews were only 1 percent of the German population, but they were 10 percent of the country's doctors and dentists, 17 percent of its lawyers and a large percentage of its scientific community. Jews won 27 percent of Nobel Prizes won by Germans.

Nearly 80 percent of the players in the National Basketball Association in 2011 were black, and 17 percent were white, but if that disparity is disconcerting, Asians were only 1 percent. Compounding the racial disparity, the highest-paid NBA players are black. That gross disparity works the other way in the National Hockey League, in which less than 3 percent of the players are black. Blacks are 66 percent of NFL and AFL professional football players, but among the 34 percent of other players, there’s not a single Japanese player. Though the percentage of black professional baseball players has fallen to 9 percent, there are gross disparities in achievement. Four out of the five highest career home run hitters were black, and of the eight times more than 100 bases were stolen in a season, all were by blacks.

How does one explain these gross sports disparities? Might it be that the owners of these multibillion-dollar professional basketball, football and baseball teams are pro-black and that those of the NHL and major industries are racists?

There are some other disparities that might bother the diversity people. Asians routinely get the highest scores on the math portion of the SAT, whereas blacks get the lowest. Men are about 50 percent of the population, and so are women, but there’s the gross injustice that men are struck by lightning six times as often as women. The population statistics for South Dakota, Iowa, Maine, Montana and Vermont show that not even 1 percent of their population is black. On the other hand, in states such as Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi, blacks are overrepresented.

Finally, there’s a disparity that might figure heavily in the upcoming presidential election. Twenty-four out of the 43 U.S. presidents have been 5 feet 11 inches or taller, above our population’s average height. That is not an outcome that would be expected if there were not voter discrimination based upon height. Mitt Romney is 6 feet 2 inches tall, and Barack Obama is 6 feet 1 inch.

Walter E. Williams is a professor of economics at George Mason University. To find out more about Walter E. Williams and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate Web page at www.creators.com.



Via kp

Some lessons to be learned here.

Fighting superior forces

If you watch video please keep in mind I do not take sides here or any religious believes. This is just example video from 5 days ago fighting in Aleppo, Syria.

When tank comes you just feel small. Really small. When you see on video tank is going through ruined streets you can not feel that strange feeling in your gut, that feeling is mixture of tremendous vibration from that death machine, your adrenaline and fast working brain trying to figure what you gonna do in order to live another day, to not get killed by that machine.

When you see tank destroyed on clip, you can not feel heat, smell burn from ruin and bodies. Whole situation can feel very overwhelming.

I had few times close encounter with tanks.

Once I spent horrifying 45 minutes while group of some 60 men, with one tank destroying some buildings with it around the place where I was hiding together with one friend. They just searched buildings using the tank as device for leveling already ruined place.

After that small groups of them searched buildings. We were unable to get away, and unable to defend. So only way was to try to hide and hope that beast will not go after us, or guys notice us.

Tank was probably 30 or 40 years old, for sure not some modern thing, it had all kind of painted messages on it, I remember clearly one „you are f#cked now“ on front of it.

When that thing smashed wall some 50 meters from us and started to roll, changing directions all the time, I felt so small and miserable.

We were hiding under the rubble, my friend was starting to yell at me at that moment, I thought that he remembered something smart, but of course I could not hear him a single word, I just gave him sign to stay down and shut up.

Anyway they passed by us, we survived. Later I asked him what he wanted at that moment and what he yelled. He said that he sang some song. He is not sure why, but I guess he was just scared to death, and it was unintentionally. People do weird things in situations like this. Some laugh, some cry and some sing.

What can we learn from this? I think one of biggest lessons I learned in my life about survival.

Prepare to be overwhelmed.

More @ SHTF School

Tennessee Flaggers Debut! - Flagging the Watauga Historical Society

Tennessee Flaggers Face the Elephant for the First Time:

Out come.... Victory!!

Following in the footsteps of the Virginia Flaggers, and the Georgia Flaggers before them... the Tennessee Flaggers made their official debut in Elizabethton, TN, to protest the Watauga Historical Society and their blatant disregard for the honor and memory of Confederate soldiers buried at Green Hill Cemetery.

In what could only be described as a phenomenal success, 24 Flaggers made their way to Elizabethon on a balmy July Saturday. We gathered first in a field behind the cemetery. After a word of prayer, we marched to the cemetery, where we were joined by Elizabethton City Manager, Fred Eden, and a local news reporter. Attendees found the grounds completely overgrown and each Confederate grave covered with survey tape and orange flags.

A brief ceremony was held, where HK Edgerton also shared remarks. Several of the Flaggers gave interviews to the press and we made our way out to the road in front of the cemetery.

"Smile and wave" was the theme of the day. The Tennessee Flaggers had fliers printed up that described the offenses committed by the WHA and the response from the public was overwhelmingly positive. Many folks stopped to ask what was going on, and were outraged when given the facts of the situation.

The highlight of the day was when Flagger Bill Dennison spotted Dawn Peters, one of the main offenders, driving by to check out the action. Ms. Peters has said… …"The Confederates lost the right to fly that flag 150 years ago. We do not want to see that Confederate Flag flying over Green Hill Cemetery, or over Elizabethon, TN." Needless to say, she got an eyeful of Confederate flags!