Monday, November 30, 2015

And the airwaves are obsessed with whether or not Trump exaggerated the truth about Muslims cheering 9/11 attacks. We were sold out by a bipartisan band of traitors called "The Gang of Eight."

"Benghazi Commission: Obama Admin Gun-Running Scheme Armed Islamic State."
The Obama administration pursued a policy in Libya back in 2011 that ultimately allowed guns to walk into the hands of jihadists linked to the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) and al-Qaeda (AQ) in Syria, according to a former CIA officer who co-authored a report on behalf of the Citizen’s Commission on Benghazi (CCB), detailing the gun running scheme.
In Congress, the then-bipartisan group known as the “Gang of Eight,” at a minimum, knew of the operation to aid and abet America’s jihadist enemies by providing them with material support. So says Clare Lopez, a former CIA officer and the primary author of CCB’s interim report, titled How America Switched Sides in the War on Terror, speaking with Breitbart News. . .
“The Obama administration effectively switched sides in what used to be called the Global War on Terror [GWOT] when it decided to overthrow the sovereign government of our Libyan ally, Muammar Qaddafi, who’d been helping in the fight against al-Qaeda, by actually teaming up with and facilitating gun-running to Libyan al-Qaeda and Muslim Brotherhood [MB] elements there in 2011,” explained Lopez. “This U.S. gun-running policy in 2011 during the Libyan revolution was directed by [then] Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and [the late Libya Ambassador] Christopher Stevens, who was her official envoy to the Libyan AQ rebels.”
To avoid having the funds tracked back to the Obama administration, the arms flow to Libya was financed thru the United Arab Emirates, while Qatar served as the logistical and shipping hub, she noted.
“In 2012, the gun-running into Libya turned around and began to flow outward, from Benghazi to the AQ-and-MB-dominated rebels in Syria,” Lopez added. “This time, it was the CIA Base of Operations that was in charge of collecting up and shipping out [surface-to-air missiles] SAMs from Libya on Libyan ships to Turkey for overland delivery to a variety of jihadist militias, some of whose members later coalesced into groups like Jabhat al-Nusra and ISIS [also known as IS]. . .”
“The reason the U.S. government was operating in Libya is absolutely critical to this debacle because it reflects where America went off the tracks and literally switched sides in the GWOT,” points out Lopez. “This is about who we are as a country, as a people — where we are going with this Republic of ours.”
“There can be no greater treason than aiding and abetting the jihadist enemy in time of war – or providing material – weapons, funding, intel, NATO bombing – support to terrorism,” she continued. “The reason Benghazi is not the burning issue it ought to be is because so many at top levels of U.S. government were implicated in wrong-doing: White House, Pentagon, Intel Community-CIA, Gang of Eight, at a minimum, in Congress, the Department of State, etc. . .”
Members of the 2011 “Gang of Eight” mentioned in this report included: then-House Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH), House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), then-Rep. Mike Rogers (R-AL), Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD), then-Sen. Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV), then-Sen. Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), and Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA).

More evidence of the futility of gun confiscation. "Homebuild 20mm cannon project defines stout recoil."

Josh, a 4Chan user, finally got his ATF Form 1 approved and commenced to building a single shot 20mm cannon project that just screams recoil pad. As the builder has a stockpile of 90 rounds of M55A2 TP, the same electrically fired stuff used in the Vulcan 20mm cannon, the NFA defined destructive device uses an electrical system constructed of two CR123V batteries and a boost converter that pumps juice into a 320uf flash photo capacitor to trigger the primers.

Lockdown Highlights Shameful Mandated Vulnerability of ‘Gun-Free’ Zones

"This is my only warning. At 10AM Monday morning, I’m going to the campus quad of the University of Chicago. I will be armed with an M-4 carbine and two desert eagles, all fully loaded. I will execute approximately 16 white male students and or staff, which is the same number of time [Lacquan] McDonald was killed [shot]. I will then die killing any number of white policeman in the process. This is not a joke. I am to do my part and rid the world of white devils. I expect you do the same." So much for the “progressive” stereotype about who the racists are.

Minnesota Muslims Demand Pork-Free Halal Food From Minnesota Welfare Food Bank

Excuse me, but don’t these so-called Somali refugees look awfully well fed to you? I mean, gads they’re tubs of lard! Oh excuse me, lard comes from piggies…and that’s what these people look like…they’re porkers. Three Administrations, and we continue to accommodate their demands?

"The Serial Swatter."

"Internet trolls have learned to exploit our over-militarized police. It's a crime that's hard to stop — and hard to prosecute."

From the Department of Collectivist Magical Thinking.

"The NRA Is Getting Its Ass Kicked and Here’s the Proof."

Planned Parenthood, Hickenlooper Couldn’t Wait to Politicize the Colorado Springs Tragedy

“[the shooter] has no history of affiliation with the Republican Party or pro-life groups or politicians. He was not affiliated with any party and reportedly had limited interactions about politics with those who knew him. But he proffered anti-Obama literature to a neighbor, had a history of anti-government comments, and The New York Times connects him with online postings seeking partners for BDSM sex and others on calling it the “End Times” due to AIDS and hurricanes.

Praxis: Firearms and related items disassembly/assembly manuals.

Useful stuff.

From Matt Bracken: "Tet, Take Two: Islam’s 2016 European Offensive."

"As we roll into the New Year, we are witnessing the prelude to the culmination of a titanic struggle between three great actors. Three great social forces are now set in motion for a 2016 showdown and collision that will, in historical terms, be on par with the First and Second World Wars. Two of these great social forces are currently allied in a de facto coalition against the third. They have forged an unwritten agreement to jointly murder the weakest of the three forces while it is in their combined power to do so. One of these two social forces would be content to share totalitarian control over large swaths of the globe with the other remaining social force. One of these social forces will never be satisfied until it achieves complete domination of the entire planet. So what are these three great social forces? They are Islam, international socialism, and nationalism."

Two from Herschel Smith.

"5.56x45mm Versus 7.62x39mm."
"Only In The Movies Does Someone Use A Gun To Defend Himself."

Proof of Kurt Hofmann's adage: "It is better to be despised by the despicable than admired by the admirable."

"As Cruz gains, GOP senators rally for Rubio: The idea of Cruz as the nominee makes fellow GOP senators shudder."

The United States of Injustice. If there is no justice in halls, it can be arranged that there is justice in the streets. The only thing is, such justice comes with a butcher's bill.

"We are becoming an unjust society. Where citizens used to be equal, there are now two kinds of citizens. There are the allies of Obama, and there are the rest of us. There are two sets of laws, two standards of behavior, two Americas – one for them, and one for us. Look at Hillary Clinton, that poisonous, pant-suited toad whose shameless, felonious email antics would have her in a federal court docket if she was anyone else except the Democrat frontrunner. It’s not even a close call – those of us who dealt with classified information understand that had we done a tenth of what she did we would be spending the next decade transforming big rocks into little rocks at Leavenworth. In fact, General Petraeus did just a tenth of what she did, and he was prosecuted. But though her guilt is beyond question, she never, ever will be. . ."
"Our rights are trampled. Our money is confiscated to the extent that nearly half our labor is devoted to funding a government that is incompetent at every basic task besides oppression. Our contributions to society are belittled, as if the welfare-sucking losers living on Democrat handouts built this country instead of us. This is unjust. This is wrong. And this will not last. Where there is no justice, there will be no peace. Trump is only the harbinger of a much deeper anger, and a fully justified one. It cannot continue; the status quo is not static, and injustice will create a reaction. Upheaval is coming, and chaos looms if we stay this course. It’s not too late to fundamentally transform back into a just society, but that would take a real leader. And right now, we don’t have one."

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Boy, there's gonna be some P.O.'d people at Academy Sports this weekend.

Dropped by this morning after early church following up on an Academy Sports ad that offered 50 round boxes of .22 Long Rifle ammunition for a little over $2.00 per box (limit ten). The counter help didn't have any and indeed hadn't heard that there was an ad in Sunday's paper. Oops. They looked around and discovered that they not only didn't have any stock, but that the only store in the Southeast region that did was located in New Orleans. Oops. Told them that it was a good thing that I was a good-natured fellow and coming fresh from church. They agreed. I also told them that their weekend was going to be a living hell when folks less patient than myself began to shout at them for failing to have an advertised product. They also agreed with that. The next stock truck isn't until Tuesday morning. Poor so-and-sos are going to have a rough couple of days. They were cussing the marketing department when I left.

Rapacious politician-thieves (but I repeat myself) get bolder.

City Officials Who Ignore State Law Against Civil Asset Forfeiture Get Hauled Into Court.
"Recently I wrote about a suit challenging the law in Arizona – a state that’s very friendly towards the abomination called civil asset forfeiture. There, innocent people who have had their property stolen by public officials have to worry that if they fight to get it returned and lose the case, the government will force them to pay out additional money to cover its legal costs in fending off their claims. Across the state line in New Mexico, a different but equally vexing legal situation prevails. Back in summer, the state legislature unanimously passed a bill that defangs the civil asset forfeiture viper and Governor Martinez promptly signed it into law. Amazingly, however, civil asset forfeiture continues in New Mexico, as officials in Albuquerque and other cities scoff at the law."

Proliferating PDWs

One of the more interesting, but generally unnoticed areas of developments is the PDW (Personal Defense Weapon, or pistol replacement). A recent design shows how compact and lightweight a powerful machine pistol can be. The Russian PP-2000 PDW uses 9x19mm round (the most widely used pistol round ever). The PP-2200 weighs 1.4 kg (3.1 pounds) has a 183mm (7.2 inch) long barrel and can use 20 or 40 round double stack (short) magazines. It has a folding stock so it can be used like a pistol or a submachinegun. You can attach a red dot sight and light (to the bottom). When folded up in “pistol” mode it will fit in a jacket. In the West there has also been a lot of PDW work. In 2010 for example the Rock River Arms PPS (Performance Piston System) Pistol appeared. This is a 5.56mm weapon that uses a new internal design. It has a short gas piston, with the recoil spring and guide rod over the 21cm (8 inch) barrel. The entire weapon (which does not have a stock) is 44.5cm (17.5 inches) long and weighs 2.2 kg (5 pounds). There are single shot and full automatic versions, each costing $1,335. There have been some notable European PDW designs from the major pistol manufacturers like H&K.

IDF to get new Meprolight sights

The Israeli optics company Meprolight has said it will deliver "thousands" of its MEPRO M5 weapon sights to the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) from December. The M5 red dot sight is designed for 'both-eyes-open' shooting and can be used with magnification devices and night-vision goggles. Meprolight says it can function for thousands of hours on a single AA battery.

No big surprise here. Or is there? "One confused human being."

"Opportunists Blaming Constitutionalists for Planned Parenthood Murders."
"True to form, and consistent with Rahm Emanuel’s advocacy to never let a serious crisis go to waste, citizen disarmament swindlers and other totalitarian lobby shills have taken to social and 'regular' media to lay blame for Friday’s Colorado Planned Parenthood murders on groups that stand in the way of their goals. Those include gun owners, right to life activists, Republicans, Christians, white males, and others 'progressives' view as impediments and threats to their objective of total control. That’s typical collectivist thinking. Blame a group you want to marginalize and demonize for the actions of a misfit aberration, and draw fraudulent generalized conclusions from which to infringe on rights and increase the state’s control."
WND reports: "As it turns out, Dear’s not even a Republican — he’s registered to vote in Park County, Colorado, as unaffiliated. And as a female! Voter registration information posted by Gateway Pundit gives Dear’s address and notes, 'Her voting status is: Active. She is unaffiliated.'" The guy was also a skinny-dipping peeping tom and animal torturer from Black Mountain NC, who, according to neighbors was "barely cognitive."
From this, I guess we could profitably investigate his links to notorious racist lawyer (and FBI snitch) Kirk Lyons, right?
On the other hand, he lists his political party as "UAF." And what is the UAF, you might wonder? Unite Against Fascism (UAF) is an anti-fascist pressure group in the United Kingdom, with support from politicians of the three largest political parties in the House of Commons, including the current Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron and the late Labour politician Tony Benn. It describes itself as a national campaign with the aim of alerting British society to a perceived threat of fascism and the far right — in particular the British National Party (BNP) . . . As of 2014, its honorary presidents are Doreen Lawrence, Baroness Lawrence of Clarendon and Ken Livingstone. Its joint secretaries are Weyman Bennett of the Socialist Workers Party and the Anti-Nazi League, and Sabby Dhalu, formerly of the National Assembly Against Racism (NAAR). One of the UAF vice-chairs is Azad Ali, who in 2009 was suspended as a civil servant in the Treasury after he wrote approvingly on his blog of an Islamic militant who said that as a Muslim he is religiously obliged to kill British soldiers in Iraq.
So rather than a right-winger, he's a collectivist that swings both ways? Or maybe he's just a nutburger. To use the Washington Post headline about Aryan Republican Army terrorist and bankrobber Pete Langan: He's a "cross-dressing, transsexual neo-Nazi bank robber (and one confused human being)."

Keep running your mouth, Barack. Sell more firearms and ammunition for us.

"Obama says 'enough is enough' after latest deadly shooting."

Oh, yeah, that'll work out well.

"Europe needs U.S.-style bureau to tackle guns: experts."
If you're not a hunter or a target shooter, it's nearly impossible to buy a gun legally in France. But the country's strict gun control laws are not enough to keep deadly weapons out of the hands of Islamist militants. Gaps in the current laws, light sentences, and the absence of a European agency like the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), with its billion-dollar budget and thousands of agents, are the main problems facing France and its neighbors as they focus on tackling gun trafficking in the wake of the Nov. 13 attacks in Paris, experts said.

Back home in Alabama, praise the Lord. Rained all the way back, but I was still grateful for having escaped Ohio.

"You can't go back home to your family, back home to your childhood ... back home to a young man's dreams of glory and of fame ... back home to places in the country, back home to the old forms and systems of things which once seemed everlasting but which are changing all the time – back home to the escapes of Time and Memory." -- Thomas Wolfe, in You Can't Go Home Again.
Did I mention that a number of Buckeyes who I encountered (although it would be more accurate to say -- who attempted to run into me) in addition to having particularly nasty and ill-mannered dispositions during this holiday for giving thanks, are accomplished kamikazes with all vehicles ranging from shopping carts to automobiles? Darn near killed me more than once, and gave me the finger as they passed. Sheesh. And to think I was raised among that tribe. I guess it was my fault for venturing out shopping on Thursday and "Black Friday." I was just asking for it.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Staggering on. Sorry for the no posts, but I am in Ohio visiting my Mom . . .

. . . and am restricted to using a library computer. I'll try to have more tomorrow, after my return, but for now I'm coming off the chemo med for two weeks and it is kicking my butt both ways. Go figure. Good thing Rosey is driving.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

David Codrea: "There is No “Finishing the Job’ with Schumer and Gun-Grabbers Always Demanding More."

That’s as good an indicator as any that these totalitarian wannabes won’t consider the job finished with the evisceration of due process, either. It also gives a pretty good clue as to why they so desperately want our guns, as well as the danger of giving an inch to those who won’t be satisfied until they have it all.

"Filled with living menace." Another dollar book from the thrift store (but what a book).

The other day, on the way back from the oncologist, I dropped by one of the local thrift stores and spotted this: With Fire and Sword by the Polish novelist Henryk Sienkiewicz. (Pronounced "sin-KAY-vitch.") I had never heard of Sienkiewicz, I thought, until I noticed from the book cover that he had written Quo Vadis. But it was the description of With Fire and Sword as Volume One of "THE Polish epic historical series" that piqued my interest. I could, I thought, risk a dollar on it. Sienkiewicz' writing is stunning. He had me with this description of the steppes on page two:
Such were these Wild Lands: a continent of grass stamped with savage beauty. Billowing pastures where a mounted man could vanish like a diver in a lake. Violent chasms torn out of the earth, gaunt breastworks of crumbling clay and limestone that opened without warning under a horse's hooves. A wilderness of forest, fallen timbers, sudden glittering lakes and rivers exploding into cataracts. . .
It was a land as vast as all of Western Europe, subject in name to the dominion of the Crown of Poland but, in effect, belonging only to those who lived by claw, fleet foot, and arrows shot out of ambush in the night. The Tartars grazed their horses there by treaty permission; and Cossack horse-thieves turned these pastures into battlefields where the sounds of slaughter, the screams of dying men, the drumming of hooves galloping out of ambush, the clash of steel, and the hiss of the Tartar arrow and the whirling lariat seemed to hang forever on the wind, carried from unknown beginnings into an endless future like the Steppe itself.
No one knew how many battles were fought there in the years gone by, nor how many men left their bones scattered in the Steppe for the wolves and vultures. Armed travelers who heard the whirring of great wings, or saw the black swarms of carrion birds wheeling in the sky, knew at once that corpses or bleached bones lay somewhere ahead and looked to their weapons. Men hunted each other in this menacing green sea with no more feeling than they'd have running down a hare; everyone there was both the hunter and the prey. This was the immemorial home of outlaws hiding from the law and the hangman's rope. Armed shepherds -- as savage as their untamed flocks and herds -- guarded lean sheep, fierce stallions and wild cattle. Bandits sought loot. Cossacks trailed Tartars and Tartars hunted Cossacks. It was common practice for entire vatahas of light cavalry to guard the immense horseherds while raiding marauders came a thousand strong; and all of them, no matter whom they served, were men for whom words like gentleness and mercy had never held a meaning.
The Steppes were wholly desolate and unpeople yet filled with living menace. Silent and still seething with hidden violence, peaceful in their immensity yet infinitely dangerous, these boundless spaces were a masterless, untamed country created for ruthless men who acknowledged no one as their overlord.

Syrian army source: rebels make heavy use of TOW missiles

A Syrian military source said rebels are making heavy use of U.S.-made anti-tank missiles paid for by Saudi Arabia and supplied via Turkey in recent weeks and the weapons are having an impact on the battlefield. The so-called TOW missile is the most potent weapon in the arsenal of rebel groups battling President Bashar al-Assad, and has been seen in action more frequently since Russia intervened with air strikes on Syria on Sept 30.

Ohio State law school under microscope for reaction to pro-life column

Ohio State law school under microscope for reaction to pro-life column

Bigger Than Bundy Ranch?

"Militia put on 'Level 2 Alert' to Defend Oregon Ranchers against Tyrannical Feds Who Label Them Terrorists."
What militia? And as we saw at Bundy's who leads in these things is critical to success.

Lessons from the Liberation of Sinjar

Still, tactical gains in Sinjar do not translate into a strategic victory over ISIL. While reinforcing the coalition–Kurdish alliance, the Sinjar offensive has exposed the deep divisions within the Kurdish camp, and the limitations of future Peshmerga engagements outside their claimed territories. Nor has reclaiming Sinjar enhanced Sunni Arab support for this war — requisite for effectively countering ISIL in Iraq and Syria. In some ways, the Sinjar aftermath has done just the opposite by reinforcing the ethno-sectarian conflicts into which ISIL has been superimposed. If the coalition wants to gain real momentum in countering ISIL in strategically significant strongholds such as Mosul and Raqqah, then it must pay closer attention to the second- and third-order consequences of its campaign on the local balance of power between ethnic and sectarian groups, particularly in Iraq’s disputed territories and where Sunni Arab support is vital.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Here we go with THAT collectivist meme again.

"Right-wing terrorism kills more Americans than jihadist extremism."

Collectivists keep running their mouths about more firearm restrictions. Dems double down on gun control tighter than a tick on a dog. What could possibly go wrong for them?

"Democrats Urge Obama To Act On Hillary Clinton's Gun Control Proposal. They want him to tighten the gun show loophole through executive action."

More along the lines of "Firearms confiscation for thee but not for me."

"Lt. Gov. of California: ‘I want your guns but leave mine alone.’"

Two for the Praxis file.

From Sam Culper: Good Chart of Rules for the Use of Burner Phones
A Guide to Understanding LiPo Batteries
This one was forwarded to me by a faithful reader with the comment: "Useful information for those of us that still think that all long term battery technology involves lead plates and acid electrolytes. If you plan on humping comm. radios, using "hobby" security drones, or other high energy draw items you need to learn about LiPo batteries. They have some real advantages, but they can cause trouble, too."

John Richardson sez "This Is Getting Tiresome." True, but the fact is that this aspect of the big lie is bloody well effective.

"The New York Daily News - 'New York's Picture Newspaper' - is keeping up their propaganda campaign against the NRA and Republicans for refusing to add those on the FBI's Terrorist Screening Database to the NICS denied list."

That's okay, I guess, because only black lives matter, right?

A 91-year-old man was beaten, then doused with gasoline before he and his home in northwest Detroit were set afire by a burglar, police said. Paul Monchnik, a retired TV repairman, was found dead in his burning home in the 20500 block of Bentler Court around 3 a.m. Monday.

Endangered species sighted at local WalMart.

I had to stop by WalMart to pick up some medicine yesterday morning and out of idle curiosity I stopped by the sporting goods department where an employee was putting up the latest restock. Lo, and behold, what did I spot but a single cardboard box containing 2 1000-rd bulk packs of Winchester M-22 .22LR ammo! I had the fellow unbox and scan them and they were $49.95 each. That's the first time in darn near a year that I've seen bulk pack .22 ammo at a decent price. With the local tax, they would have been five and a half cents a round. I'm sure someone scarfed them up quickly.

"Two bands of cannibals fighting over who gets to eat your corpse." Black racists shot by white racists, or legitimate self-defense? Both? This collectivist excrement is going to get out of hand, as it was apparently designed to do.

This is further proof of Dr. Richter's dictum as expressed to me that the left-right graph of the political continuum is a lie taught by collectivists to make you think that there is some legitimacy to their respective positions whereas the truth is that they are two sides of the same murderous coin. They are simply, in his words, "two bands of cannibals fighting over who gets to eat your corpse."
"Five people shot near Black Lives Matter protest in Minneapolis."

So much for those who put their hopes in the black-robed bandit gang. David Codrea: "In Refusing to Consider Marine’s Ordeal, SCOTUS Weakens Deterrents to Hearsay Commitments."

"Per its posted Proceedings and Orders, the Supreme Court declined to hear the Case of Brandon Raub last Monday. That slams shut a door in the face of a Marine veteran who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, and who was seeking justice for his unlawful detention for disapproved political speech. It also leaves other Americans in similar danger of being committed to institutions based on 'experts' relying on what police tell them rather than on impartial evaluations and due process."

"A Transatlantic Thanksgiving: Churchill's 1944 Remarks Still Resonate."

"On Nov. 23, 1944, the British Prime Minister made his way to the Royal Albert Hall where the American community in London was commemorating Thanksgiving. It’s not clear whether Winston Churchill invited himself or if his remarks were planned. In any case, his presence was an inspiring surprise for the audience. He spoke for a few minutes without notes."
Link to the pdf of the entire statement.
We have come here tonight to add our celebration to those which are going forward all over the world wherever allied troops are fighting, in bivouacs and dug-outs, on battlefields, on the high seas, and the highest air. Always this annual festival has been dear to the hearts of the American people. Always there has been that desire for thanksgiving, and never, I think, has there been more justification, more compulsive need than now.
It is your Day of Thanksgiving, and when we feel the truth of the facts which are before us, that in three or four years the peaceful, peace-loving people of the United States, with all the variety and freedom of their life in such contrast to the iron discipline which has governed many other communities — when we see that in three or four years the United States has in sober fact become the greatest military, naval, and air power in the world — that, I say to you in this time of war, is itself a subject for profound thanksgiving.
We are moving forward in this struggle which spreads over all the lands and all the oceans; we are moving forward surely, steadily, irresistibly, and perhaps with God’s aid, swiftly, towards victorious peace. There again is a fitting reason for thanksgiving.
I have spoken of American thanksgiving. Tonight here, representing vaster audiences and greater forces moving outside this hall, it is both British and American thanksgiving that we may celebrate. And why is that? It is because under the compulsion of mysterious and all-powerful destiny we are together. We are joined together, shedding our blood side by side, struggling for the same ideals, until the triumph of the great causes which we serve shall have been made manifest.
But there is a greater Thanksgiving Day which still shines ahead, which beckons the bold and loyal and warm-hearted, and that is when this union of action which has been forced upon us by out common hatred of tyranny, which we have maintained during these dark and fearful days, shall become a lasting union of sympathy and good-feeling and loyalty and hope between all the British and American peoples, wherever they may dwell. Then, indeed, there will be a Day of Thanksgiving and one in which all the world shall share.”

Monday, November 23, 2015

This looks interesting. "The banker behind Hitler’s shadow empire."

Hjalmar Schacht was the most powerful minister in Germany, an economic "wizard" with a destructive plan for growth.
This, too, looks like a must read. "Other People's Money."

"Republican Reps Killing Stand Your Ground Bill 'Betrayal' to Florida Gun Owners" sez the NRA.

A House committee killed off a bill to shift the burden of proof in Stand Your Ground cases earlier this week and the National Rifle Association isn’t too pleased with the committee, calling the 6-6 tie vote a 'betrayal' to law-abiding gun owners."

It won't work with the present make-up of the court, but it's worth trying.

"Gun Owners of America Challenging Federal Machine Gun Ban."

Chuck Baldwin on the Paris attacks.

Baldwin's take: "The Paris attacks, the refugee crisis, ISIS, a world on the verge of global war: it’s all a manipulated contrivance of the globalist elite to eviscerate freedom and usher in Huxley’s 'Brave New World,' aka George H.W. Bush’s 'New World Order.' Folks, get your eyes off of the Wizard and start looking for the man (men) behind the curtain, because that’s the real enemy."

The Jack Yantis Case: Tax-fed assassins execute citizen in Idaho.

A king of men was killed by boys in blue, or rather by deputy sheriffs, Barney Fife’s types. But these Barney Fifes, while just as insecure as he of Mayberry, are on steroids and their AR’s have banana clips full of bullets, verses one in the pocket. And they unloaded these magazines into the torso of a king. On that murderous evening the venerable Idahoan rancher and logger Jack Yantis, age 62, was having dinner with family and a friend when he received a call from the sheriff dispatcher informing him his prized 2,500-pound black Gelbvieh bull had been hit by a Subaru station wagon outside his ranch gate. The bull’s rear leg was shattered by the collision. When Jack arrived at the scene the deputy sheriffs had already been taking pot shots at the bull from a safe distance away with no effect other than to enrage it. Jack probably displayed both sorrow for his bull and disgust with the hapless deputies. A enraged, hurt bull is a dangerous, unpredictable animal, but Jack went up close to the bull and with courage and skill pointed the rifle at the sweet spot of the head for the coup de grâce. Jack was about to pull the trigger when a deputy grabbed him from behind and spun him around. The deputy then pushed Jack Yantis, who began falling and tried to regain his footing. One deputy began shooting at Jack and then the other. They had AR-15’s among there arsenal. Jack’s wife, Donna, and a nephew were also at the scene and screamed at the deputies to stop. Shot in the chest and abdomen, Jack Yantis fell to the ground.

Four from Herschel Smith.

Ethical Questions In Warfare
Mike’s question is a good one, but folks, this is only the beginning. You’d better seek for clarity of thought and a strong moral compass.
Muslim Migration Or Invasion?
Legal Concealed Carrier Gets Arrested At Gunpoint In Texas For Being A Legal Concealed Carrier
Ammunition Revival

Sunday, November 22, 2015

The latest from the Collectivist Newspeak Network: "CNN Caught Selectively-Editing Trump’s ‘Muslim’ Comments."

"Left-wing cable news network CNN has been caught red-handed selectively editing Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump’s comments about a 'Muslim registry,' and doing so in order to make it sound as though he is agreeing to this registry. He is not."

"Black Lives Matter and Michael Bloomberg: the oddest couple?"

"The media have treated the budding partnership between the ascendant Black Lives Matter and the perennially frustrated gun control movement as if it were the most natural thing in the world — probably because both efforts lean left. That alliance, however, is truly unlikely, even nonsensical. Historically, civil rights and gun control have been at odds. The blunt fact is that one side seeks to rein in law enforcement, while the other wishes to give it more power."

I wonder if there's anything quite so suicidal as training your enemy in how to beat you. Maybe in transferring top secret technology to him. O wait, we've already done that. Maybe in letting him get away with hacking your most sensitive secrets. Oh, wait . . .

"U.S. and Chinese troops connect in first-ever exchange at JBLM."

I don't suppose any of this matters since the Archbishop of Canterbury doubts that there is in fact a God.

"An Asian family who converted to Christianity claim they are being driven out of their home for the second time by Muslim persecutors. Nissar Hussain, his wife Kubra and their six children said they have suffered an appalling ordeal at the hands of neighbours who regard them as blasphemers. They claim they are effectively prisoners in their own home after being attacked in the street, having their car windscreens repeatedly smashed and eggs thrown at their windows…. Police have been called numerous times to deal with the trouble but are said to be reluctant to treat the problem as a religious hate crime. Only one successful prosecution has been made, and Mr Hussain said he feels so let down by police he has lodged a complaint with the Independent Police Complaints Commission. He also criticised the Anglican Church for failing to provide any meaningful support."

"Open carry of firearms revives debate over rights, risks and norms."

The Denver Collectivist Compost weighs in: "Recent shootings in Colorado Springs again raise questions about open carry in a state with few restrictions on the practice."

"How World War III Starts: 5 'Sparks' That Could Set the World Ablaze."

"What might spark such a war, and how would it escalate into a global conflict? Here are five potential scenarios: none likely, but all possible. Since 1756, the modern-state system has experienced four global wars; The Seven Years War, The French Revolutionary Wars, World War I, and World War II. The longest global peace came between 1815 and 1914, and it has now been seventy years since the last world war. Every global war needs a spark. A conflict somewhere ignites the interest of more than one great power. World War I had the assassination of Franz Ferdinand; the Seven Years War had desultory fighting between the French and British along the Mississippi River. The combatants do not always appreciate that the sparks can lead to conflagrations."
See also: "China's 'Carrier Killer' Missile Strikes the 2016 Presidential Debate."

Hoplophobic tax feeders behaving badly in Texas, of all places.

Concealed Carry Holder Disarmed by Police with Guns Drawn

Saturday, November 21, 2015

How can so much BS be packed into one little story? Spying on "anti-American" churches; A Monty Python strategy for dealing with Jihadi murderers; and churchmen who doubt the existence of God: "the only time the name Jesus Christ is uttered is when the janitor falls downstairs."

First, from the slippery slope department: "Ben Carson backs monitoring 'un-American' groups

Ben Carson, a GOP presidential hopeful, has stepped into the controversy over suggestions by rival Donald Trump that all Muslmis in American should be monitored. According to the Associated Press, Dr Carson, a retired neurosurgeon who is running strongly in the polls, would go even further.
"What I have said is that I would be in favor of monitoring a mosque or any church or any organization or any school or any press corps where there was a lot of radicalization and things that were anti-American."
The present regime considers me to be "radical" and (doubtless) my church to be "anti-American." The lesbian mayor of Houston considers it perfectly acceptable to subpoena the sermons of Christian pastors that she considers "anti-American." So where, Dr. Carson, do you start with FBI and NSA spying on the American people and where do you end it?
Next: "What to do during an attack." See anything wrong with this list?

  • Escape if you can
  • Consider the safest options
  • Is there a safe route? Run, if not hide
  • Can you get there without exposing yourself to greater danger?
  • Insist others leave with you
  • Leave belongings behind
  • If you can’t run, hide
  • Find cover from gunfire
  • If you can see the attacker, they may be able to see you
  • Cover from view does not mean you are safe, bullets go through glass, brick, wood and metal
  • Find cover from gunfire e.g. substantial brickwork/heavy reinforced walls
  • Be aware of your exits
  • Try not to get trapped
  • Be quiet, silence your phone
  • Lock/barricade yourself in
  • Move away from the door
  • Call 999: What do the police need to know?
  • Location: Where are the suspects?
  • Direction: Where did you last see the suspects?
  • Descriptions: Describe the attacker, numbers, features, clothing, weapons etc
  • Further information: Casualties, type of injury, building information, entrances, exits, hostages etc
  • Stop other people entering the building if it is safe to do so

Source: National Counter Terrorism Security Office
Now, admittedly this is a BRITISH list, so coming from a herd of self-gelded sheeple you can understand why armed self-defense isn't on the list. Indeed, this is embracing a Monty Python strategy for dealing with Jihadi murderers: "Run away! Run away!" Still, if the Americans on the French train had followed these rules they and a lot of other passengers would have died and the Jihadi perp would have succeeded.
"Paris attacks made Archbishop of Canterbury "doubt the presence of God."
The Most Rev Justin Welby has admitted hat the brutal attacks had put a "chink in his armour" as he reacted with profound sadness to the Paris attacks. He told BBC Songs Of Praise:
"Yes. Saturday morning - I was out and as I was walking I was praying and saying: 'God why - why is this happening? Where are you in all this?' and then engaging and talking to God. Yes, I doubt."
Of course the Church of England has increasingly resembled something that the Dutch-American historian Hendrik Willem Van Loon once said about the Unitarians. He quipped that the Unitarian Church appealed to him "because the only time the name Jesus Christ is uttered is when the janitor falls downstairs."

"There Are None So Blind. . ." Pity the clueless collectivist. "He don't even know he are one."

"There Are None So Blind As Those Who Will Not See" -- According to the ‘Random House Dictionary of Popular Proverbs and Sayings’ this proverb has been traced back to 1546 (John Heywood), and resembles the Biblical verse Jeremiah 5:21 (‘Hear now this, O foolish people, and without understanding; which have eyes, and see not; which have ears, and hear not’). In 1738 it was used by Jonathan Swift in his ‘Polite Conversation’ and is first attested in the United States in the 1713 ‘Works of Thomas Chalkley’. The full saying is: ‘There are none so blind as those who will not see. The most deluded people are those who choose to ignore what they already know’.
I once had a well-educated black friend who told me in an ironically accented ethnic dialect about a mutual acquaintance: "He be such a pathetic (dumbass), he don't even know he are one." I was reminded of that when I received Nicholson's "final reply" to "We will not forget those who solicited our deaths and the deaths of our families. We will not forget and history will not forgive." Well, I tried. I doubt that I will waste any more time on the moke. I guess when the shooting starts he will say, "Oh sh-t! THAT'S what he was talking about."
-----Original Message-----
From: Bob Nicholson
Sent: Sat, Nov 21, 2015 9:24 am
Subject: Re: "We will not forget those who solicited our deaths and the deaths of our families. We will not forget and history will not forgive."
What is it with this collectivist nonsense? Yours is the second letter with that charge in it. I'm a businessperson who has never relied on the government, a capitalist who believes in the profit motive.
I am a gun owner who wants to find the right balance between protecting our Second Amendment rights and arming criminals (something you have proposed nothing to stop). That's all.
No one knows how our founding fathers would have treated background checks. Both communications technology and arms technology have developed in ways they could not imagine, so do don't claim their legacy.
Your paragraph about the military actually proved my point. You nor I could stand up to them. Yes they are our sons and daughters. And they will obey lawful orders and are duty bound to disobey illegal ones.
Finally - civil war? Really? Over putting criminal gun dealers out of business? Over catching straw sellers? Over background checks? I don't think so.
I beleive (sic) that thothing (sic) I supported infringes on rights. You disagree. Fine we will leave it there. You don't need to write again and I won't respond if you do.

I have tickets for the Donald Trump rally later this morning, but Rosey and I decided we're not going.

The announcement: "Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill confirmed that Trump will hold a rally at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex Saturday. The rally will begin at 11 a.m., but doors will open at 9 a.m."
Of course, now that the US Secret Service is handling the Donald's security, you can (according to local teevee) forget about concealed carrying in the rally. No firearms, no knives, no sharp objects, no frowning, arched eyebrows or bad attitudes. He may be "all about the Second amendment," but his federal handlers ain't. In fact they're warning folks to expect "security measures like you would see at the Atlanta airport" and to leave any large purses or backpacks at home. One local Trump supporter actually warned on talk radio not to "look furtive or guilty" so you won't be detained by the federales. Although they are now saying that the doors will open at 8:30 AM, they are also saying to expect to spend long times standing outside in the cold because "the Secret Service is going to be searching everybody." This is said to be required because of the ISIS attack in Paris. "They'll be looking for suicide vests," it is said. Parking is also non-existent downtown at the best of times and unless you want to park in the feral hunting grounds of gangbangers close by the venue, you are limited to paying $8 to $10 to park in one of the notoriously insecure parking garages run by the equally notorious and corrupt local authorities. Freezing my testicles off while standing in line for hours on my bum knee and then getting groped while acting as a bit-part stand-in for some kabuki theater dedicated to "our collective security" is not something I am willing to endure just to get a look at the Donald and his supporters up close. Rosey wisely concurs. You may conclude from that that I am not a Trump fan and you would be right.
Instead, we are going to go pick up brass at the local range and maybe take in a couple of yard sales where I can buy some small items we can turn on EBay for fundraising. At least we won't suffer the indignity of being groped by tax feeders and we can retreat to the warm car at our leisure. Sorry, Donald, you ain't worth the hassle.

Opposing refugee rallies will take place at the Idaho Statehouse on Saturday.

When the group 3% of Idaho caught wind of it, they decided to rally too... in opposition. "That is mainly because we want to continue to build momentum on the fact that the current refugee program is a broken system," 3% of Idaho Public Information Officer Chris McIntire tells KTVB. The Three Percenters say they're not against humanitarian efforts and they're not against refugees. "If we were against refugees we would be attacking refugees that are already here - we haven't," McIntire adds.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Paris and the fall of Rome

Let us be clear about what is happening. Like the Roman Empire in the early fifth century, Europe has allowed its defenses to crumble. As its wealth has grown, so its military prowess has shrunk, along with its self-belief. It has grown decadent in its shopping malls and sports stadiums. At the same time, it has opened its gates to outsiders who have coveted its wealth without renouncing their ancestral faith.

Beretta shows off new battle rifle

Developed to meet the Italian Army’s requirements, the ARX 200 is a new combat rifle in 7.62 mm x 51 NATO calibre. The Italian Army uses the ARX-160A3 5.56x45 mm rifle. The new rifle has similar look to the ARX-160 5.56 mm assault rifle and is designed to be familiar to a user of either. Gas-piston operated with locked breech and rotating bolt, the rifle also features an ambidextrous magazine release button, catch lever and fire selector. The fire selector has three positions: safe, single shot and automatic. The ARX-200 weighs just shy of 10 pounds at about 9.92 pounds without a magazine. Weight is reduced through a single aluminum piece design for the forehand and upper rail. This is one accurate rifle. The ARX achieved a1.5 MOA accuracy at 100 meters using match-grade ammunition – an accuracy pretty much in line with designated marksman rifles. A designated marksman rifle variant is underway by Beretta.

I guess we can expect another disruptive regional war to drive the price up again.

Goldman eyes $20 oil as glut overwhelms storage sites: “The world is floating in oil. The numbers we are facing now are dreadful. . ."

"When Big Guns Go Down."

US Army Specialist McMahon was appointed to test a new M2 .50 caliber machine gun recently delivered to his unit a couple hundred yards outside Forward Operating Base Kunduz, Afghanistan, at the firing range. After McMahon fired his original weapon, his staff sergeant had him swap it out for the new one. As McMahon pressed the trigger, the turret-mounted weapon wouldn’t fire. He removed the ammunition and inspected the gun, preparing it once more for firing. He squeezed the trigger. Again, nothing. Switching from full-automatic to semi-automatic mode, McMahon fired one last time. That’s when the weapon exploded. Shell casing tore through his right leg.

As if the ban ever really ended. Given the fact that DC continues to make it almost impossible to defend yourself (in violation of court orders) that is highly debatable.

"Half of D.C. residents want a return to citywide gun ban, poll finds."

"We will not forget those who solicited our deaths and the deaths of our families. We will not forget and history will not forgive."

"Tap dancing in a minefield blindfolded."
My reply to Bob Nicholson's latest.
Mr. Nicholson, As you have done me the courtesy of a reply to my email regarding your anti-NRA screed (something that rarely occurs with others of your collectivist proclivities), I thought it only fitting to return the favor by answering your ill-formed and ill-informed opinions and questions by giving you an honest glimpse into the world view of those of your fellow citizens whom you so evidently despise. I do so in the hope that such knowledge might help you avoid personal culpability for the civil war that you evidently seek.
You begin by asking sarcastically, "So how do you really feel about background checks?" The Founders would have thought the entire idea to be repugnant and unworthy of a government that claims to represent a free people. Requiring the people to obtain the prior permission of the government to exercise a God-given, inalienable and natural right as codified in the Constitution would be preposterous to the Founders. One might as well require prior government permission to exercise a First Amendment right.
If the law-abiding must seek government approval then such rights are not rights at all and are subject to federal ban at any whim of the bureaucracy. THAT is the central tyranny of your proposal. A related offense to liberty is this: that government control of the private sale of firearms is designed to develop lists, not of firearms but of firearm owners. And the only reason for that is to facilitate confiscation at some future date and time.
For bureaucrats can only send armed men to the doors of people who are on their list. Indeed, this is what happened to the Jews and other "political undesirables" in Nazi Germany. All arms having been previously registered by the nominally democratic regime of the Weimar Republic, the Nazis had no trouble disarming their opponents. Ironically, the same Weimar socialists who had registered everyone's weapons (including their own) then found themselves disarmed by means of the same lists they had created.
Understand, then, that we have no intention of traveling that road. We will fight and we will kill in righteous self defense anyone who tries to take our liberty, our property and our lives.
You may think us crazy for doing so, for even thinking that we have the right to shirk our "responsibility to society" (to use your words), but the fact of the matter is that we are here, we are not changing our minds, we are done backing up to every unconstitutional infringement the federal government has imposed upon us since the National Firearms Act of 1934 and we will shoot the armed thugs operating under color of law that your proposed policy sends to our doors to compel our obedience.
Accept that as the ironclad fact and promise that it is, deal with it and act accordingly. For we will not forget those who solicited our deaths and the deaths of our families. We will not forget and history will not forgive. (Cf. Nuremberg, 1945-46.)
As for your second paragraph sneering at the possibility of successfully fighting the federal government backed by the military, my first reaction was, "Just who does this jerk think the military is made up of?" The military, my apparently clueless friend, is made up of OUR sons and daughters (especially the tip-of-the-spear units) NOT those of our pretended "betters" who send theirs to hothouse-lily Ivy League schools where they chant "Black Lives Matter" while safely ensconced in their anti-free speech "comfort zones." OUR sons and daughters are the ones who have spent the last decade getting combat experience in foreign wars. OURS not theirs. And which way do you suppose our adult children will be pointing their government-provided ordnance when the orders (YOUR orders that YOU solicited) come down to disarm Grandpa Jack or kill Uncle Billy as "enemies of the people"?
My second reaction to that paragraph was disbelief that anyone could be so ignorant of military history as to make such a stupid statement. Rambo was certainly fiction, but in the extensive chronicles of guerrillas versus governments, the governments lose almost as often as the insurgents and when they do, they lose spectacularly. You may ask the ghost of His Majesty's General Thomas Gage how his gun raids worked out for King George the Third. Which leads me to my third comment to that appallingly ignorant paragraph. I wondered aloud, "This moke really doesn't understand that there are people who have been studying and preparing and training to do that very thing since the original sin of Waco in 1993."
For it is the same regime that committed the massacre at Waco that you evidently trust with the power to circumscribe our liberties, the power to seize our property, even at the cost of our lives. No one in the federal government was ever called to account for Waco, nor for any of the scandals to date in the Obama administration beginning with, but certainly not limited to, Fast and Furious. Well I've got news for you. As I told Eric Holder in a letter more than six years ago, there will be no more free Wacos. The next federal bloody misadventure of that sort will get us all a nice, ghastly civil war. And it will be a war that we have been considering how to win for the past twenty years.
I refer you to an essay I wrote regarding the application of 4th Generation warfare in the context of just such a civil war as you seek to provoke. You will find it here. I would draw your particular attention to Bill Clinton's Rules of Engagement:
The thing is, once started, the regime will find it almost impossible to stop on any terms besides their own unconditional surrender as they would be fighting an enraged but dispersed network insurgency. It is likely that after a few weeks of such blood-letting, the administration will be unable to find anybody left alive with sufficient influence among the insurgents with whom they can negotiate an end to the horror. The fact of the matter is that they would have done their best to kill the folks they would need to stop what they started. And they will want to stop it, oh, yes, out of concern for their own miserable hides if nothing else. For they will have provoked a conflict that will not be directed at the war-fighters, the grunts, even those in the outnumbered federal police, but rather at the war-makers, i.e. themselves.
In this they have only Bill Clinton to blame. When the Philanderer in Chief, frustrated with Serbian intransigence in 1999, changed the rules of engagement to include the political leadership, news media and the intellectual underpinning of his enemy's war effort, he accidentally filed suit under the Law of Unintended Consequences. The Serbians knuckled under, yes. But the rest of the world took note, including (the Three Percent). I assure you, the appeal to the higher court of history in that case has yet to be decided. . .
Johnston is as wrong as he can be when comparing past history to 4th Generation warfare, distributed networks and leaderless resistance, especially as will be practiced in the United States if it ever goes to war with itself. He is wrong, but the powerful men and women he is writing for think he's right. Unfortunately for them, in the situation the administration would find itself after Waco Two, the "decapitation" strategy would for them more resemble Russian Roulette played with an automatic pistol. . .
I have asked this question before. They will fight to the last ATF agent or to the last oath-breaking soldier. Will they fight to the first senior bureaucrat, the second Congressman, the third newspaper editor, the fourth Senator, the fifth White House aide? Can they stand Bill Clinton's rules of engagement?
What does this have to do with you? Well, remember what I said above, "We will not forget those who solicited our deaths and the deaths of our families. We will not forget and history will not forgive."
One of my readers had this reaction to your email bleating, Borg-like, that "resistance is futile, you will be assimilated":
"I find it baffling that Bob thinks we'd waste a single shot on people in the military. What a horrid waste of time and ammo, engaging those who didn't cause the problem. People like Bob, who sent them, however. . ."
He left the hypothetical results of your proposal for civil war hanging in the air. Ho Chi Minh once said, "Cherish your enemies, for they teach you the best lessons." You begin to see, perhaps, just how right the old collectivist butcher was, especially when by your advocacy of the precursors of tyranny, you invoke the Law of Unintended Consequences upon yourself. This is a mission I took upon myself many years ago: I am trying to save lives here, one unthinking collectivist tyrant wannabe at a time. I hope you can appreciate that.
For we represent two different world views, you and we. Boil it down and you believe that people should serve the government. If you didn't, you wouldn't trust a corrupt regime willing commit Waco massacres with one scintilla of essential liberty. We believe, like the Founders, that government should serve the people -- that it should be accountable to the people and restrained by the rule of law under the Constitution of the Founder's Republic. Each side believes fervently in these mutually exclusive propositions. It is collectivism versus individualism. Throughout history, such fundamental divides have most often been decided by sanguinary wars of unspeakable ferocity. If you believe otherwise, you are whistling past the graveyard of our own history.
My advice? Try to understand that you are tap dancing in a minefield blindfolded. You are unthinkingly toying with titanic forces you barely recognize. The NRA, as perhaps you can more readily understand now, is truly the least of your worries. Consider Ho Chi Minh's advice. Perhaps the best counsel that I can offer you is that provided by the Sheriff in Silverado, who when asked by a townsman what was happening, advised, "Hide and watch."
Mike Vanderboegh
The alleged leader of a merry band of Three Percenters

Thursday, November 19, 2015

"Establishment Exploiting Paris Terror to Mask Own Culpability, Attack Freedom."

What did Rahm Emanuel say about never letting a serious crisis go to waste?

David Codrea: "Look No Further than Your New Jersey Neighbor for Easy Guns!"

“Need a gun? Your Manasquan area neighbor could easily sell you a semi-automatic,” Tom Davis of The Patch advises New Jersey readers.

Lousy day yesterday, lousier night.

In addition to the chemo ass-kicking, I very literally got blindsided while helping load some shelving for delivery to a friend. The warehouseman who was helping us was in a hurry, and backing up without looking as I attempted to walk around him, he knocked me ass over appetite onto the concrete. (It was like being struck by a swinging side of beef.) Hit with my entire weight on my left kneecap, then flipped back and smashed my head. The kneecap is going to give continuing trouble, I can tell, (I can walk on it if I keep it absolutely straight but it will not flex without giving way and transmitting excruciating pain) but I skipped going to the ER in the interest of the co-pay. My head merely has a knot raised on it, which is probably karma. I am committed to deliver the shelving this morning, so it will be afternoon before I get back to post. Sorry.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Collectivist tyrant wannabe, somewhat surprisingly, responds to my email.

Regarding my post and email here, a collectivist tyrant wannabe, somewhat surprisingly, responds.
Sent: Wed, Nov 18, 2015 9:36 am
Subject: Re: When you get what you want, the NRA will be the least of your problems.
So how do you really feel about background checks?
Im (sic) always amazed at the hate some people have for their government. How did it come to that? If we really had a totalitarian government come to power, and the military was on their side do you really think that your small arms could hold off an armored attack? Rambo was fiction.
Why do you see tyranny in taking a few minutes to fill out a background check? Do you feel no responsibility to society at all? Or perhaps you have something to hide? If you could not pass a check I certainly understand your militancy.
Nothing in what support in that column would infringe upon your rights. When I have bought guns I went through a background check. Whey I got a carry permit I went through another check. I have my guns and I have my permit and no rights were harmed in the process.
Thank you for writing.

"The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe."

Along with the more numerous threats and imprecations of those who disagreed with me on recent posts, I received a handful of supportive messages and emails such as the one below (as well as the Bible verse from Proverbs Chapter 18 in the header above). God bless you all for your kind words. I'm taking a lot of flak for those posts but I guess that means I'm over the target.
To: Mike Vanderboegh
Sent: Tue, Nov 17, 2015 8:11 am
Subject: Muslim Innocent Posts--Some Encouragement
Good Morning. I just started perusing your blog this morning and saw some of the replies from the "all Muslims must die" crowd (and some of the barely less radical elements). I didn't read all of the comments because I've been reading enough of that around here from the former friend I'd mentioned before who's turned racial collectivist.
I know how discouraging it is to see this--especially for you as a founder of the Threeper movement--so I just wanted to add my voice to the other side. Thank you for standing up for the Biblical, moral position of defending the innocent. There are others of us out here who agree with you, and it's encouraging to us to read your words. It's, frankly, a long overdue breath of fresh air--no lies about a "religion of peace," no collectivist "kill them all" statements, but a leader actually saying "Yes their religion is wrong, but God didn't tell us to judge them for that, and we protect all innocent parties."
Keep up the good work. It encourages us, and it is right in the eyes of the only court which matters. Have a blessed day.

Thomas Sowell: "Stop the Bleeding."

There are lots of complicated issues revolving around the open borders -- drugs, visas, employers, refugees, crime syndicates, sanctuary cities, amnesty and more. But first we need to stop the bleeding.

More lying hoplophobia from Pravda-on-the-Potomac.

"From 2004 to 2014, over 2,000 terror suspects legally purchased guns in the United States."
Bob Owens comments: "Post’s Ingraham Suggests Gun Owners Should Be Treated Like Terrorists."

"Ten Ways To Avoid Being Killed During A Terrorist Attack."

"It is not hyperbole to state that we are all now terrorism responders because the avowed goal of Daesh and other such groups is to bring death and destruction to Mainstreet U.S.A. However, with planning and preparation individual citizens can sometimes prevent, often shorten and effectively respond to mass killing incidents."

Keep talking, you collectivist tyrant. Between you and ISIS we ought to have a real run of record firearm sales in 2016.

"Obama says gun control to be top issue of final year."
Asked by interviewer Bill Simmons of HBO if gun control will be the “dominant” issue on his agenda next year, Mr. Obama replied, “I hope so.”
“We have this weird habit in this culture of mourning and, you know, 48, 72 hours of wall-to-wall coverage, and then … suddenly we move on,” Mr. Obama said. “And I will do everything I can to make sure that there’s a sustained attention paid to this thing.”

"One can only hope that . . . Christians languishing in . . . ghettos never discover how American refugee resettlers, and even some Christian leaders, have worked to prevent Congress from making a place for Christian refugees."

"So Far: Syrian Refugees in U.S. Include 2,098 Muslims, 53 Christians."
See also: "Scandal: U.S. Christian Groups Prioritize Muslim Refugees over Christian Ones. Here’s Why."
Their plight involves a nightmarish catch-22. When Christians flee as refugees they cannot go to UN-run refugee camps because there they face the same persecution and terror from which they fled. If they are not in the refugee camps they are not included in the application process for asylum. The U.S. State Department knows this, but continues to allow the office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to select refugees for asylum with no regard to the endangered Christians and other religious minorities. According to statements in the Sunday Express from an ISIS defector and aid workers in the UN camps, ISIS is sending teams of trained assassins disguised as refugees to kidnap and kill Christians.
And we’ve just learned that the State Department is poised to rule that Yazidis but not Christians are likely to be designated as victims of genocide in Iraq.
The blame is not just with the United Nations and the Obama administration. U.S. organizations who resettle refuges are also to blame. This includes Christian groups that resist any focus on Christian victims of ISIS, and oppose actions by Congress to welcome not just economic migrants but also Christians and other religious minorities victimized by ISIS.

Ralph Peters channels Curtis LeMay.

"The generals who won World War II would start by leveling Raqqa, the ISIS caliphate’s capital. Civilians would die, but those remaining in Raqqa have embraced ISIS, as Germans did Hitler. The jihadis must be crushed. Start with their “Berlin.” Kill ten thousand, save a million."

ISIS and the Logic of Anarchy

“When a country is being subverted it is not being outfought; it is being out-administered. Subversion is literally administration with a minus sign in front.” ISIS has subverted western Iraq and eastern Syria because it is out-administering the Baghdad and Damascus regimes there. That is, ISIS has erected a competent bureaucratic authority covering everything from schools to waste removal which, combined as it is with repression, is secure and stable. And with that territorial security, ISIS has apparently created a central dispatch point for planning terrorist attacks abroad. Eventually, the end of ISIS can only come about when some other force out-administers it.
ISIS is the upshot of anarchy, in other words: a situation which obtains when a populated territory is without administration, so that warrior bands prevent anyone from feeling secure. The toppling of a secular Baathist regime in Iraq in 2003 and a revolt against another secular Baathist regime in Syria in 2011 reduced those countries to dust and chaos. Baathist totalitarianism, followed by such chaos, meant that only a movement equally extreme in its own right could take root and flourish in the vacuum. Thus, whatever strategy we follow against ISIS must have as its endgame a plan to out-administer it, or else anarchy will simply return and ISIS along with it.

If the student thugs of the Chinese Cultural Revolution were call Red Guards, what are these? Black Guards?

"Protesters reportedly shouted "F- you, you filthy white f--" "f- you and your comfort" and "f- you, you racist s-."
"Throngs of protesters converged around fellow students who had not joined in their long march," The Review reported. "They confronted students who bore ‘symbols of oppression' such as ‘gangster hats' and Beats-brand headphones. The flood of demonstrators opened the doors of study spaces with students reviewing for exams. Those who tried to close their doors were harassed further. One student abandoned the study room and ran out of the library. The protesters followed her out of the library, shouting obscenities the whole way."
Video link.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Worst day in a while.

Sorry, but all I could muster today was releasing comments (and deleting the more blood thirsty ones from folks who don't believe that Muslim babies are innocent). At present, this post represents a new SSI record, with 89 published comments and probably three dozen or so direct threats of violence to Muslim babies and yours truly for posting it. Now I'm going through the email backup. Will try to have more stuff for tomorrow, but then, it's almost tomorrow at the moment anyway.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Rival campaigns starting to fear Ted Cruz Increasingly, the field sees a clear path for Cruz into March."

He has more cash than any other Republican candidate. He is organized in every county in the first four voting states. And he has served up one strong debate performance after another. Now, not three months from primary season, rivals concede they have begun to fear Ted Cruz has an increasingly clear path to the Republican nomination. “Anybody who thinks differently,” said an operative with a rival 2016 campaign, “is lying to you.”

I'm taking a poll. How many of you are willing to kill a Muslim infant because his or her parents are Muslim?

How many are willing to kill a Kurd, the predominant number of which are Sunni Muslim, even if they are pro-American and fighting against the butchers of ISIS? They're Muslim, right? How many are willing to kill a Shia woman, raped and victimized by ISIS monsters, to finish their job simply because she too is Muslim? C'mon. Why don't you extend your sterile and often anonymous demands that "all Muslims must die" to these folks? Don't you want to be philosophically consistent? Or are you prepared to agree with me that there ARE Muslims innocent of any crime and thus not deserving of death at our hands?
I am not arguing about the validity of their faith. I am a Christian, but I also understand that absent the burden of protecting the innocent -- ALL innocents -- from attack by collectivists of any ilk, including Muslim religious collectivists, it is not up to me to execute God's judgment upon someone simply because of their faith, however mistaken it is. Even if you do not share my faith, what part of belief that the Constitution extends to everyone regardless of race, color or religion are you willing to tear up? And if you are, how are you different from the collectivist monsters of every ilk that we claim to fight?
I'd like to know. Right here. Right now. How many of you are volunteering to be baby killers?

Tom Baugh's Kerodin "mea culpa."

Just had this forwarded to me from George Patton's site by a reader: "My Kerodin Mea Culpas: III Arms and Others." It links to this at Tom's site.

The NRA is the least of this collectivist moke's problems, he just doesn't realize it yet.

Bob Nicholson, collectivist advocate of tyranny.
"How the NRA helps arm criminals."
My reply via email directly to the constitutional scofflaw (also posted as a comment at the site, but I doubt it makes it):
-----Original Message-----
Sent: Mon, Nov 16, 2015 11:30 am
Subject: When you get what you want, the NRA will be the least of your problems.
My dear pathetic Mr. Nicholson,
Provoking a bloody civil war by insisting that the federal government take over the private sale of arms among the previously peaceable and law-abiding ("universal background checks") and making us all felons with nothing left to lose seems a strange way to reduce violence. Indeed, when you get what you want, the NRA will be the least of your problems. Currently, every law passed in the states since Sandy Hook has been nullified and negated by armed civil disobedience and non-compliance, and that has nothing to do with the perfumed princes of the NRA bureaucracy in Fairfax. Indeed, the politicians of these states don't know whether to defecate or go blind, since they are coming to the conclusion that to enforce such laws will cost them personally.
How then will you enforce your appetite for our traditional liberty, our property rights with the iron fist of state-sanctioned violence at the cost of our lives if we tell you and your state minions to go to hell at the muzzles of our rifles? Tell us now how many of our deaths is it worth to you to enforce your tyrannical will upon us? 100 thousand? A million? Ten million? And what will you do when we conclude that your attacks require not just the willingness to die for our principles, but the necessity to kill in righteous self defense of them as well? Do not extrapolate from your own moral cowardice and assume that just because you pass a law that we will all roll over and willingly submit to being slaves of the federal government. And do you suppose that we will not remember who sought our demise and that of our families by advocacy of such tyranny?
Be careful what you wish for, as the ancient Chinese proverb warns, you may get it. But if you are determined to try to sate your appetite for social control by your plan, then kindly have the courage of your convictions and accompany the first raid parties to our doors. We can then introduce you to the ironclad Law of Unintended Consequences. If not, then kindly shut up your impotent squeaking, you and your collectivist ilk are boring the rest of us.
Mike Vanderboegh
PO Box 926
Pinson, AL 35126

Yes, there are Muslims innocent of any crime, and this is what God has to say about that.

Jeremiah 22:1-9 (New King James Version):
Thus says the Lord: “Go down to the house of the king of Judah, and there speak this word, and say, ‘Hear the word of the Lord, O king of Judah, you who sit on the throne of David, you and your servants and your people who enter these gates! Thus says the Lord: “Execute judgment and righteousness, and deliver the plundered out of the hand of the oppressor. Do no wrong and do no violence to the stranger, the fatherless, or the widow, nor shed innocent blood in this place. For if you indeed do this thing, then shall enter the gates of this house, riding on horses and in chariots, accompanied by servants and people, kings who sit on the throne of David. But if you will not hear these words, I swear by Myself,” says the Lord, “that this house shall become a desolation.”’” (Verses 1-5).
For thus says the Lord to the house of the king of Judah: “You are Gilead to Me, The head of Lebanon; Yet I surely will make you a wilderness, Cities which are not inhabited. I will prepare destroyers against you, Everyone with his weapons; They shall cut down your choice cedars And cast them into the fire. (Verses 6 & 7)
And many nations will pass by this city; and everyone will say to his neighbor, ‘Why has the Lord done so to this great city?’ Then they will answer, ‘Because they have forsaken the covenant of the Lord their God, and worshiped other gods and served them.’” (Verses 8 &9)
Or, if you prefer your moral guidance with a little less Old Testament, try this quote from Lord Moran:
“I contend that fortitude in war has its roots in morality; that selection is a search for character and that war itself is but one more test — the supreme and final test if you will — of character. Courage can be judged apart from danger only if the social significance and meaning of courage is known to us; namely that a man of character in peace becomes a man of courage in war. He cannot be selfish in peace and yet be unselfish in war. Character, as Aristotle taught, is a habit, the daily choice of right and wrong; it is a moral quality which grows to maturity in peace and is not suddenly developed on the outbreak of war. For war, in spite of what we have heard to the contrary, has no power to transform, it merely exaggerates the good and evil that are in us, till it is plain for all to read; it cannot change; it exposes.” – Lord Moran, in The Anatomy of Courage (1945)
And if even that doesn't make an impression on you, try this on for size. By targeting innocent Muslims, you are playing right into the hands of civilization's bloody-handed enemies: "The Islamic State’s trap for Europe."
"The Islamic State’s strategy is to polarize Western society — to 'destroy the grayzone,' as it says in its publications. The group hopes frequent, devastating attacks in its name will provoke overreactions by European governments against innocent Muslims, thereby alienating and radicalizing Muslim communities throughout the continent. . . The strategy is explicit. The Islamic State explained after the January attacks on Charlie Hebdo magazine that such attacks 'compel the Crusaders to actively destroy the grayzone themselves. . . . Muslims in the West will quickly find themselves between one of two choices, they either apostatize . . . or they [emigrate] to the Islamic State and thereby escape persecution from the Crusader governments and citizens.' The group calculates that a small number of attackers can profoundly shift the way that European society views its 44 million Muslim members and, as a result, the way European Muslims view themselves. Through this provocation, it seeks to set conditions for an apocalyptic war with the West."

"ATF officials in charge of scandalous gunwalk program allowed to retire."

What the heck. They were only little fish in a monstrous, murderous conspiracy against the Constitution that killed American law enforcement officers and a few thousand Mexicans. But then again, almost every federal department including the FBI, the NSC and the State Department was involved as well. I mean, if you can excuse that, you can excuse anything, right? Keep the names on file, though. You never can tell when they might be indicted and convicted under the implacable Law of Unintended Consequences.

Two from Herschel Smith.

The Bataclan And The Death Of The Globalist, Secular Utopia
"Everyone in the French government is shocked. No thinking man is shocked. This was the inevitable deliverance of a ruling class who hates us. America is the product of Continental and Scottish Calvinism, unquestionably a Christian nation. The current administration, along with ISIS, hates who we are. This is coming to America – it is already in America – and it is our responsibility to be ready for it."
"Tom Ricks On Gun Control."
"I wonder if Tom is concerned enough about the black community to cause an American civil war over gun confiscations, or to see a government that has lost any semblance of control because no one observes its laws? Does he really think we’re going to go along with more gun control? Finally, I am left wondering if Tom wrote this piece when he was partly nuts or bigtime nuts? For the record, I’m not nuts."