Monday, March 9, 2020

Cho tôi một vé về tuổi thơ đi ... Give me a ticket to my childhood...Back when the world was sane.

Via Ngọc Trong Đá

Something Has Changed. Is Covid-19 Our SHTF Moment?

Via Wes

coronavirus molecule

Something has changed. I haven’t figured out the game plan, but something has changed. Can you feel it? I can feel it. Something has changed.

I’m not buying the story that this virus happened from people eating bat soup. It appears this was a bio-engineered weapon that someone either set loose on purpose, or they just lost control of it somehow.  Countries just don’t shut down and  lock down everything they can over something that they started out trying to portray as something no worse than the flu. With China shutting down manufacturing and locking down media it was only natural for the rest of the world to start assuming the worst.

Something just isn’t right about this whole situation. Things just are not passing the smell test. China needed to get protesters off the street and the Deep State desperately needs another way to try and get rid of Trump. Magically we have a killer virus that the media has now sank their teeth into and is doing everything they can to bring the pain.

Is this it? Is this the big event? Is the SHTF on the way? I don’t know.

How notorious NYC hotel owner escaped Vietnam with suitcases full of gold

Via Nephew Lê Bá Dzũng

Businessman Tran Dinh Truong passed away at his home and business, Hotel Carter, 
on Sunday, May 6, 2012. 
He is survived by sixteen children: Nam Tran, Bac Tran, Thu Tran, Suzen Tran, Caroline Tran, Stephanie Tran, Teresa Yokoi, Monica Tran, Joseph Tran, Victoria Tran, Trang Tran, Margaret Tran, Christine Tran, Madalena Tran, Anthony Tran, Laura Tran, their mothers, and 15 grandchildren.

  More @ Legacy


Amid the chaos of the fall of Saigon, no one noticed the young man dressed in rags making his way to the port, carrying suitcases.

He was, after all, one of many trying to flee the South Vietnamese capital as their communist neighbors to the north took over the city on April 30, 1975.

The secret of the suitcases — stuffed with $7 million in cash and gold — became a uniquely New York story: the money belonged to Truong Dinh Tran, a shipbuilder who ended up one of Manhattan’s most notorious hoteliers, whose violent, drug-ridden Hotel Carter in Times Square was the filthiest in the city, three years running.

The man carrying the bags wasn’t Tran. It was James Dau, who was “adopted” by Tran in 1960, when he was just 11. By the time they fled Saigon, the 25-year-old had lived a life by Tran’s side.

Over the next four decades, Tran turned the money into a $100 million fortune that his 14 children and four wives have squabbled over for years since the 80-year-old died in 2012 without a will. They each stand to inherit between $2.5 million and $3.3 million.

Historic Profile: Jeff Cooper

a jeff cooper quote on holophobia
“Los Angeles and Ho Chi Minh City have declared themselves sister cities. It makes sense: they are both Third World metropolises formerly occupied by Americans.”
-Col. Jeff Cooper
“One bleeding-heart type asked me in a recent interview if I did not agree that ‘violence begets violence.’ I told him that it is my earnest endeavor to see that it does…. that any man who offers violence to his fellow citizen begets a whole lot more in return than he can enjoy.”
Colonel John Dean “Jeff” Cooper was a trailblazing icon in the techniques of defensive firearms usage. He was also a champion of the philosophy behind it. Many of his quotes, even a decade after his passing, generate a certain reverence for his insight. More precisely for its irreverence for modern, popular political perspectives. He represents a dwindling population that has no toleration for nonsense and calls it out at any opportunity.
“Bushido is all very well in its way, but it is no match for a 30-06.”
-Col. Jeff Cooper
Like an eccentric uncle that creates awkward silences at Thanksgiving, Jeff delivered his views to the public like a kick to the teeth. An individual like this should bless every family. If you had the privilege to grow up with a family member who says what’s on their mind, without regard, then you know what I’m talking about. Watching overly sensitive youngins and privileged progressives get slapped in the face with reality, from someone who served and knows what conflict really is. It provides a necessary balance. The collective family of American gun rights proponents keenly feel his loss.

More @ Wideners

Antifa, Symbionese Liberation Army, & Their Signature Chopped M1 Carbine

The SLA wielded nineteen weapons to include M1 Carbines converted to full auto as well as cut-down 12-gauge shotguns, handguns, and improvised grenades made from 35mm film canisters. (I wonder if these were simply M2's, my favorite, chopped down?) The End Of A Republic (My Citroen)

Google claims that Antifa is, “A political protest movement comprising autonomous groups affiliated by their militant opposition to fascism and other forms of extreme right-wing ideology.” Those aligned with the movement tend to be anti-capitalists, anarchists, socialists, communists, social democrats, or some toxic combination. Generally, young impressionable ideologues flock to this violent misinformed movement perceiving it to be fresh, edgy, innovative, and new. It isn’t.

More @ Guns America

Russia Just Told the World, “No.”


There is real power in the word “No.”

In fact, I’d argue that it is the single most powerful word in any language.

In the midst of the worst market meltdown in a dozen years which has at its source problems within global dollar-funding markets, Russia found itself in the position to exercise the Power of No.

Multiple overlapping crises are happening worldwide right now and they all interlock into a fabric of chaos.

Between political instability in Europe, presidential primary shenanigans in the U.S., coronavirus creating mass hysteria and Turkey’s military adventurism in Syria, the eastern Mediterranean and Libya, markets are finally calling the bluff of central bankers who have been propping up asset prices for years.

More @ Tom Luongo

The Democrat Party By Definition

 I imagine this will be the last picture taken together. :)

Here at 12 Round, we are not trying to take either political side. It is known that the Democrats are a bigger threat to freedom and capitalism than the Republicans, but it is a narrow lead. All elected officials see their constituents as tax cattle or tax chattel, either one works for the purposes of making the point.

But, every couple of years we have to hear the Democrats call their opposition every rude name in the book, endure lies and even threats, such as Bernie's campaign staffers talking about putting Republicans into re-education camps. No one thinks that is really going to happen, but it does demonstrate the freedom with which they believe they can suggest it without the media, other campaigns or their leadership calling them out on it, either. That is unnerving. A Republican who suggested such a thing would be denounced immediately, run out of town, never to be seen again.

More @ 12 Round

Virginia reshaped as Democrats put historic stamp on laws

Via Cousin Joel "Democrats reduced freedom, lowered morals, increased spending and sent Virginia back 100 years."


Democratic legislators in Virginia have dramatically reshaped the state in two months, sweeping aside many of the state’s old business-friendly and socially conservative laws and replacing them with a broad, progressive policy agenda.

Lawmakers wrapped up this year’s session Sunday — apart from passing the state budget — after advancing the South’s strictest gun laws, broadest LGBTQ protections and some of its loosest abortion restrictions. Democrats had not had full control of the legislature for more than two decades, and their years of pent-up frustrations yielded one of the most consequential sessions in Virginia’s history.

More @ WFXR