Monday, December 2, 2013

Do These American Americans Look Offended?


Do these four Native American heroes below look offended to you? Oh no, to the contrary they look full of pride. Why would they be offended?

These four men were honored at a recent Monday Night game between the Washington Redskins and the San Francisco 49ers. These four men are some of America's finest from World War II. They are part of our history and part of the strategy that led us to victory. These men are Navajo Code Talkers.

For those who do not know the story of the "code talkers," you might want to check out a Nicholas Cage movie called Windtalkers from 2002. These men are the same infamous Marine-Navajo Code Talkers that the movie is based on.

Fox News  recently featured an AP story about Roy Hawthorne (second from left in above picture):
A leader of the Navajo Code Talkers who appeared at a Washington Redskins home football game said Wednesday the team name is a symbol of loyalty and courage — not a slur as asserted by critics who want it changed.

Let’s Discuss the Iran Deal

I was away for Thanksgiving so please excuse the recent lack of posts. Let’s get things started back up by discussing the Iran deal, which has already come up in a different thread anyway.

First of all, I’m glad there was a deal. I think a deal makes war with Iran less likely, not more, despite the objections of the war hawks that it makes war more likely. The reason they don’t like the deal is because they really don’t believe it makes war more likely and war is what they want. If they really thought it made war more likely then they would be cynically cheering it on.

That said, the deal irks me on a visceral level because I reject the premise upon which it is based.

One defendant left in Brandon Raub involuntary commitment case

Via Rational Preparedness

The president of a Charlottesville group formed to protect civil liberties promised Wednesday that a federal suit challenging the involuntary commitment of a Marine veteran will move forward.

U.S. District Court Judge Henry E. Hudson earlier Wednesday entered an order that narrows to a single person the defendants who had been named in a suit brought by The Rutherford Institute on behalf of Brandon Raub, a Marine Corps veteran and Chesterfield County resident.

The suit filed earlier this year originally had designated more than a dozen defendants, named and unnamed, who played a role in locating Raub, taking him into custody and subjecting him to a psychiatric evaluation at a Hopewell hospital.

Raub, then 26, was then ordered transferred to a veterans facility in Salem where he was to undergo up to 30 days of involuntary treatment.

“The case is not at an end and The Rutherford Institute and its affiliate attorneys will continue to seek to vindicate Raub’s constitutional rights,” Rutherford president John W. Whitehead said in a statement released Wednesday.

2013 SCV Christmas Party: Private Bryan Jackson Buck Camp # 1769, Peletier NC

Poll: Hillary Clinton "Unfavorable"


For the first time in years, more Americans find Hillary Clinton "unfavorable" than "favorable" - although she is still the clear leading potential Democratic nominee for 2016.

The change is likely due to a plethora of recent bad press around the Benghazi scandal, despite the fact that reports from The Weekly Standard, ABC News, and CBS News were later debunked and retracted

The YouGov/Economist poll makes it obvious that public discontent with Clinton is a recent phenomenon:

More @ Townhall

No, the Doe Run primary smelter closure isn’t going to affect ammo prices, and it isn’t backdoor gun control


Yesterday, Breitbart News ran two stories related to the closure of the Doe Run primary lead smelter in Herculaneum, Missouri. Doe Run was the last primary smelter in the United States, which turned galena ore into the purest form of lead. The facility was unable to meet tightening EPA demands, and chose to shut down.

Allen West—a patriot I greatly admire—claimed that the closure amounted to backdoor gun control from the EPA, which certainly feels right considering the rogue nature of the agency and the rogue nature of our current President. Unfortunately, his claim is incorrect.

AWR Hawkins, a very prolific and talented writer, then claimed that the price of lead ammunition was going to rise as a result of the Doe Run primary smelter closing. This assertion is also inaccurate according to three levels of industry sources contacted by Bearing Arms.

Last month, we contacted one of the nation’s largest lead foundries, along with several bullet makers and ammunition companies. The results of our investigation were published on November 8.

More @ Bearing Arms

Maritime ‘black hole’: Russia launches new ‘stealth’ submarine

RIA Novosti / Igor Russak

Russia has launched its new state-of-the-art Novorossiysk submarine, which set sail from a St Petersburg shipyard to become the first of six diesel-electric stealth subs delivered to the Russian Black Sea fleet in the next two years.

The Novorossiysk belongs to the Varshavyanka-class (Project 636), which is characterized by advanced stealth technology, making it virtually undetectable when submerged.

“Our potential opponents call it the ‘Black Hole’ due to the very low noise emission and visibility of the submarine,” Konstantin Tabachny, captain of the Novorossiysk, told Channel One TV. “To be undetectable is the main quality for a submarine. And this whole project really fits its purpose. 

Full Bird Colonel With Top Secret Clearance Denied Gun Purchase

Colonel Jon Lopey

Welcome to Obamaville..........

I was informed by a friend a few weeks ago that Jon Lopey was having a hard time with getting a permit for a firearm, I had to laugh. This man is one of the highest caliber men I have ever known. Colonel Lopey is what I call him. He served in the Marine Corps during the Vietnam era. Then served thirty three years as a California Highway Patrolman as Captain and Assistant Chief. In his spare time he attended college and served in the Army Reserves as an Officer. Colonel Lopey was deployed several times during the duration of the War. He was awarded two Bronze Stars and one with Valor. After all of this, Colonel Lopey was recently denied a permit to purchase a firearm from the very government he has served faithfully during his career.

I read an article awhile back where some pin-head from the Huffington Post was running him down. It seems this patriot lawman has been spotted and flagged by the very Federal government he has sworn to protect.

When Colonel Lopey applied for a permit to own a M1 Garand he was denied with no explanation. He filed an appeal and is waiting for a response. He also holds a Top Secret Clearance and has attended the F.B.I. National Academy.

Gun Controllers push for Robot Apocalypse rather than arming teachers


Sci-fi is only fiction until it isn’t.

A company in silicon valley has created a 5ft tall, 300 lb R2D2 looking robot that they hope will keep tragedies like Sandy Hook and other school shootings from happening.

    “We founded Knightscope after what happened at Sandy Hook,” said the company’s co-founder William Santana Li. “You are never going to have an armed officer in every school.”

No, because an armed “officer” (could be a teacher) would be effective and since gun controllers in general have an aversion to logical solutions that work, they march out idiotic ideas like have a robot monitoring the halls.

Buying Guns on Black Friday Becomes Tradition Under Obama

Although much of the gun control push under President Obama has failed to result in new laws, it has succeeded in creating a new tradition where shoppers scoop up guns on Black Friday so they can place them under the tree on Christmas Day.

Consider the numbers: in 2008, ABC News reported 97,848 background checks on Black Friday. In 2009, the numbers remained somewhat static but then began to grow exponentially as the Obama administration and Congressional Democrats began to flex their muscles.  By 2011, there were 129,166 background checks on Black Friday alone.

As the National Shooting Sports Foundation reported, the jump in 2011 marked "a 32.01 percent increase over" the sales on 2008 Black Friday--the year Obama was first elected.

More @ Breitbart

Amazon Prime Air

Via NC Renegade

Little Drummer Boy

Via NC Renegade

One of mother's favorites.

Karate rabbi's answer to 'Knockout Game'

 Rabbi Sensei Gary Moskowitz in the air

There’s a solution to the problem of New York Jews being singled out by “Knockout Game” attackers, says a New York rabbi turned Karate sensei.

Teach them martial arts.

When Rabbi Gary Moskowitz, now 56, was growing up in the Soundview section of the Bronx, he got beaten up a lot, he recalls. So he took up karate.

At age 14, he went to a Jewish Defense League summer camp.

“I came back, and I was able to do 400 pushups,” he told the New York Post.

Black mobs routinely terrorize cities across the country, but the media and government are silent.
Now he’s reaching out to city Jews who are being targeted by the “Knockout the Jew” criminals.

“I wore a yarmulke, and I was a target,” he said. “I was once dragged up six stories to a rooftop by a gang. … They held me over the ledge.”

More @ WND

Ouch: Slate Says Terry McAuliffe is Beginning a 'Reign of Sleaze'


Terry McAuliffe, the Democrat who was recently elected to be Virginia’s next governor, has anything but a squeaky clean background. Now, even the left-leaning Slate isn’t afraid to expose his questionable connections in a new post titled, “Terry McAuliffe Has Already Begun His Reign of Sleaze.”
Say what you will about newly elected Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, but he's never tried to seem anything that he's not. Quite the opposite, he relishes being known as "the ultimate political insider" who's bosom buddies with the Clintons.
He may be a veteran political animal in Washington's grotesque menagerie, but he has the public office experience of Arnold Schwarzenegger—which is to say, none. Quoth the Richmond Times-Dispatch: "His ignorance of state government is laughable and makes Rick Perry, the notorious governor of Texas, look like a Founding Father."

More @ Townhall

Homeowners Ordered to Remove Christmas Lights


Homeowners in an Orange County, Calif. neighborhood have been ordered to remove their outdoor Christmas lights because the decorations are an obstruction and violate county code ordinances.

“It’s horrible what they are doing to us and these poor kids,” one homeowner told television station KTLA.

As many as 20 homeowners in the Wagon Wheel subdivision received a letter from Orange County Public Works stating the lights must be removed by Wednesday.

For the past five years, neighbors have gone all-out for Christmas. Their outdoor display draws visitors from across the region. The lights literally connect each house – hence the code violation.

More @ Fox

Blackwater Founder: We Could Have Saved Ambassador Stevens


The controversial founder of the private security firm Blackwater told Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon that if Blackwater had been operating at the American consulate in Benghazi in September of 2012, Ambassador Christopher Stevens would still be alive. 

On Sunday, Erik Prince, the founder and former CEO of Blackwater USA, told Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot channel 125, that the Obama administration “turned its back” on the Americans at the consulate. In what Bannon described as a “no holds barred interview,” Prince shared his insights about a variety of contemporary issues, including foreign policy.

More @ Breitbart

White House Calls Netanyahu 'Desperate and Weak'

 Via avordvet
 Obama and Netanyahu

Senior officials in the White House have said that Israel Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu “is desperate and weak,” in reaction to Netanyahu's remonstrations against the deal struck with Iran over its nuclear weapons program.

Israeli television Channel 10 quoted the officials as saying “His pronouncements show a lack of self-confidence,” in an unusually harsh personal attack on Netanyahu. “We are not perturbed by his vocal opposition.”

15 Signs That We Are Near The Peak Of An Absolutely Massive Stock Market Bubble

Via avordvet

 Bubble - Photo by Jeff Kubina

 One of the men that won the Nobel Prize for economics this year says that "bubbles look like this" and that he is "most worried about the boom in the U.S. stock market."  But you don't have to be a Nobel Prize winner to see what is happening.  It should be glaringly apparent to anyone with half a brain.  The financial markets have been soaring while the overall economy has been stagnating.
Reckless injections of liquidity into the financial system by the Federal Reserve have pumped up stock prices to ridiculous extremes, and people are becoming concerned.  In fact, Google searches for the term "stock bubble" are now at the highest level that we have seen since November 2007. 

George Will: “All Hell Is Going To Break Loose” When Employers Dump Plans Because Of Obamacare

GOA Alert: Gun vote could come as soon as Monday in the House

Faced with a Collapse of America’s Health System, Schumer Pushes ... More Gun Control

With 80,000,000 Americans poised to lose their employer-provided insurance plans, what would you think the Senate's number three Democrat, Chuck Schumer, is now poised to cram down Republicans' quivering throats?

ANSWER:  More gun control.

Senator Schumer already tried to sneak a gun control bill through the Senate on November 21 -- right before Thanksgiving -- and according to one congressman, the House could use a parliamentary procedure to pass it as early as today (Monday).
But let’s take a step back to explain.

Earlier this year, Schumer threatened that, if he did not get his way -- destroying the "gun manufacturers' lobby" in the process -- your children would be killed.  We actually received anonymous faxes and e-mails from Schumer's allies, telling us that our children should have been killed at Newtown.

Now Schumer is threatening that, if he cannot pass gun control, your plane will be hijacked.  Schumer's new threat is similarly odious and baseless.

At issue is the reauthorization of the 1988 Plastic Gun Ban.

Crammed through in 1988 by a newly Democratic Senate looking for guns to ban, it was passed at a time when there was no actual problem.

Having said that, the poorly drafted law has always been an anti-gun time bomb, waiting to explode in the hands of an anti-gun president -- which we now have.

If, after removing grips, stocks, and magazines, any gun is not as "detectable" by a metal detector as is a "Security Exemplar," the gun is banned -- permanently.

Within certain broad parameters concerning metallic standards, anti-gun Attorney General Eric Holder gets to determine the exact shape and characteristics of the Exemplar, what metal detector is used, and how many times (or how many thousands of times) the gun has to pass.  

Also, if any major component of the gun -- which the statute tries to define, but may ultimately be defined by Holder -- doesn't produce an accurate x-ray image (again, defined by Holder), the gun is banned.
All of this would be just a theoretical problem if we didn't have a president and an Attorney General who were willing to go to any length -- including actually violating the law -- in order to destroy the Second Amendment.

So where are we now?  And why should Congress think long and hard about giving into the demands of a ruthless partisan who is denying votes on the things Americans desperately care about?

FIRST, Schumer and his allies have engaged in a concerted effort to use a plastic gun ban reauthorization to ban much of America's firearms manufacturing. Drafts which they have pushed all year would ban a printer, mold, or program which could conceivably be used to make a plastic gun.
  The problem is that any such printer, mold, or program would also ban technology and molds used by many firearms manufacturers to make widely used metal guns. As with gun control proposals earlier this year, Schumer is trying to use hysterics to pass proposals inimical to the Second Amendment. He should not be allowed to do so.

What this means is that the Undetectable Firearms Act, which was passed in 1988 in response to no particular threat -- and has been useless during its 25 years of existence -- is now being used as a platform for calling for more gun control.

SECOND, it is simply not true that, failing reauthorization, killers could "carry plastic guns into schools, courthouses, and airplanes." All of these are illegal [18 U.S.C. 922(q) and 930], and will remain illegal. Further, reauthorization is not going to make it practically more difficult to get a plastic gun, as the program is already out there, and the genie is effectively out of the bottle. Why would an Adam Lanza, going into a public venue to engage in mass shootings, decide that a plastic gun ban was the one law he had to obey?

THIRD, Republicans need to begin punishing Reid and Schumer for last month’s "nuclear option" -- which effectively destroyed the Senate as an institution. Republicans have talked about retaliation, so would they give in to the first anti-gun demand Schumer makes?

FOURTH, Schumer attempted to slam through his gun manufacturing ban without a vote (i.e., by unanimous consent) and without notifying Republicans of his intentions through a telephone notification procedure called "hot-lining."  As of the end of November -- more than a week after Schumer tried to pass the gun ban -- we still didn't have the language of the bill Schumer tried to pass the previous week by unanimous consent. Have we learned nothing from ObamaCare? If slime and corruption are rewarded, there will be even more of it.

FIFTH, Schumer wants to ban guns.  Okay, we all understand that.  But the GOP also has a "wish list" which has been stifled -- and denied a vote -- by the dictatorial tactics of Harry Reid and Chuck Schumer. For instance, Senate Republicans have pushed to restore the constitutional rights of more than 150,000 veterans who were stripped of all due process and had their guns taken away. Republicans want to postpone or repeal the individual mandate on the anti-gun ObamaCare program, which everyone now realizes was passed on the basis of a pile of lies, and which now threatens to strip 80,000,000 Americans of their employer-provided policies. Republicans want the gun reciprocity bill, supported by a bipartisan majority of the Senate, despite Harry Reid's efforts to bury it. Are any of these less important than Schumer's slobbering demands for more gun control? If not, why should Schumer's bill move without one or more of these amendments added to it?

SIXTH, with only about seven legislative days left in the first session, it's a little late to be diving into the thorny subject of regulating printers and the Internet.

So please, let’s not let congressional Republicans give Schumer the satisfaction of passing gun control -- and "bashing the gun lobby."  Ultimately, victory feeds on itself. And defeat feeds on itself. And, if Republicans gratuitously give the anti-gun Far Left a victory without firing a shot, they will have only succeeded in bringing to life a gun control movement which has, as a chief objective, the destruction of the Republican Party.

ACTION:   Click here to email your Representative and Senators, and demand that they oppose Chuck Schumer's gun ban.  And if you can call House offices today, all the better -- given that the House leadership is considering bringing up the renewal of the plastic gun ban very soon. You can call your Representative at 202-225-3121.

Sweets and treats in a survival situation

 survival food

We all like to think about and imagine how SHTF will change us, but it is almost impossible to know how we will react on whole set of new things that SHTF will bring to us.

People think that it will be something like sharp cut and prompt change, like today it is SHTF and we are different people with different reactions. It would be cool, but it is not like that for most of us.

Some changes will happen over the time, and we may not be aware of it at all. One of the obvius changes (and probably most interesting changes for online community of preppers because of movies) is different relationship to violence issues, for example over the time you learn to react different to violence, and doing violence.

Other may be living with dirt and being more dirty and accepting it. With each accepting of the above you are kinda losing your old life, becoming different.

Also some small things can provoke you to act like animal, some things that remind you of your old and normal life. Today I want to speak about experience I had during my time in war. It is related to this time of the year with christmas and holidays coming. It is about treats and pleasures.

More @ SHTF School

Intruder Shot and Killed with own Gun

Ville Platte police are investigating an attempted robbery turned shooting. Details are limited, but police say a man broke into a home with a gun on MLK Drive last night, when a man at the home began to struggle with the intruder for possession of the gun. Police say the intruder was shot and killed.

More @ KATC

Child taken from womb by social services

Via III Percent Patriots

 The case has developed into an international legal row, with lawyers for the woman describing it as “unprecedented”

A pregnant woman has had her baby forcibly removed by caesarean section by social workers.

Essex social services obtained a High Court order against the woman that allowed her to be forcibly sedated and her child to be taken from her womb.

The council said it was acting in the best interests of the woman, an Italian who was in Britain on a work trip, because she had suffered a mental breakdown.

The baby girl, now 15 months old, is still in the care of social services, who are refusing to give her back to the mother, even though she claims to have made a full recovery.

The case has developed into an international legal row, with lawyers for the woman describing it as “unprecedented”.


Via Blue