Forest Fire Myths (Part III-Another view)

Forestry for Dummies, pretty much says it all.

The kakistocrats, the dunderheads among us are destroying the planet with their environmental wacko, tree hugging idolatry.

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Greens have conspired to make it illegal, difficult, and unprofitable to harvest timber from our national forests,although the law that established them made provision for that.

The Greens interference resulted in “an unnatural accumulation of forest fuels.” Note the word “unnatural.” Gruell wrote that, “Nevada’s forests have experienced massive increases in tree cover resulting from human activities, particularly the suppression of natural fires.” And here’s the kicker! “As a wildlife biologist, I know a large body of evidence strongly suggests that increasingly dense forests are detrimental to wildlife, including numerous songbirds, and mammals such as rabbits, squirrels, and deer.”

Forest Fire Myths (Part II-The Short Version)

Folks, it is the Kakistocrats-in-charge who kill Bambi and Thumper and all the little creatures and destroy their homes and habitat with their misguided forest management policies. Do not let them tell you otherwise!

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Instead of carefully managing our forests, we let wildfire do it for us. Consequently, we get fire-ravaged landscapes, burned homes, silt clogged streams and reservoirs, wildlife habitat destroyed and society denied all the values that a wisely managed forest could produce forever. There is no defense for this policy of neglect and waste.

Also vist the long version of this story at this link:

Trees Are Evil; They Deserve To Die (Part III-CedarEaters)

Want to prevent forest fires? Shred the forest!

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or go directly to the CedarEater Website:

Trees Are Evil; They Deserve To Die (Part II)

Want to prevent Forest Fires? Shred the forest.

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Be sure to visit the Nine Myths About Forest Fires while you are here:

Or Trees Are Evil;They Deserve To Die (Part I)

Trees Are Evil; They Deserve To Die

RKBA types are a funny lot. Many take their tactical responsibilities very seriously. They practice in shooting competitions, attend training classes, learn force-on-force techniques, are generally alert to threat within the envelope of armed self defense.

But in every area of life outside this self defense envelope they remain thoroughly in touch and simpatico with their inner Bolshevik completely oblivious to mortal threat around them.

No where is this attitude more evident than when the topic is trees.

We are arguably one of the few if not the only generation who routinely spend large parts of their waking and sleeping lives in houses directly under sixty, ninety and even one hundred and twenty foot trees whose aggregate weight is easily in excess of twenty to thirty tons.

Why do we do this? Why do we put our wives and children and fathers and mothers and brothers and sisters under these obviously dangerous Swords of Damocles?

Because the Bolsheviks-in-charge have told us to worship trees and treat any thought of harm to them as taboo. And no one, not insurance companies, not our civic leaders, not even our tactical self defense gurus dare challenge these societal notions of tree worship.

Even as these trees grow taller, and older, more likely to topple, and more unwieldy and expensive to prune or remove, we collectively genuflect to them because of the shade they provide or the oxygen they produce or some other inane article of Bolshevik idolatry.

Is it necessary to state the obvious?

*******THIS IS INSANE.*********

If you pride yourself on your ability to defend your loved ones against all enemies foreign and domestic and have two, five, ten, or twenty malignantly large trees within striking distance of your bedroom or bathroom or dining room, kitchen or family room you may just need to rethink your self defense plan.

If even a routine thunderstorm with straight line winds can crush your house with one or two elderly diseased behemoth trees, you might need to review your overall protection strategy.

Be sure to read Nine Myths of Forest Fires while you are here:

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Tactical awareness, it is more than a state of mind; it is a way of life.


Lesson Learned-Wife plays with pistol


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This video has probably been around for some time.

Now that it is on Youtube it will no doubt reach a wider audience. As with all true art every viewer brings their own interpretation.

Personally I think it demonstrates a questionable and unnecessary training technique, probably counterproductive.

But I will cheerfully yield to any trainer who can demonstrate otherwise.

As for me, I figure someday most everyone will figure out weapons are not toys, not for relaxation or sport or entertainment, but tools to be treated with utmost respect and caution and have but one purpose: to harm someone before they can harm you.

Horse around with a real live Katana in that fashion and see what happens!

TSA Holster Snafu Update

Well, I guess it was not hard to predict this outcome.  The TSA, of course, takes no responsibility.


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US Airways pilot dismissed over firing gun in jet cockpit

WASHINGTON — The US Airways captain whose gun discharged in the cockpit of a plane landing in Charlotte , N.C., was fired by the airline and removed from the program that allows pilots to be armed, federal safety officials said Thursday.

Harold Plunkett, Phil Reinoeh, Ball Turret Gunner (s) (Part III)

Another tale from the Ball Turret Gunner Files.

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During combat, Plunkett’s oxygen tank was shot away, causing him to pass out. When members of the crew looked down at the turret and saw he wasn’t moving, they assumed he was dead, he said.

It wasn’t until the Germans fled to refuel that they could check on him. “When they went back to refuel, the boys got me out of the turret, put me in the radio room and put me on real oxygen and brought me back to where I was available again,” he said.

He wasn’t sure how long he was without the oxygen, but crew members told him his body was starting to turn black. After a three-day break, he was back to flying again, Plunkett said.

Randy Pausch, Last Lecture.

On the off chance there are people who do not get out much, but do read these posts I join the crowd and salute Carnegie Mellon Professor Randy Pausch for what has become known on the Internet as “The Last Lecture”

With all condolences to his family on his untimely death.

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Carnegie Mellon Professor Randy Pausch (b Oct. 23, 1960 d. July 25) gave his last lecture at the university Sept. 18, 2007, before a packed McConomy Auditorium. In his moving presentation, “Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams,” Pausch talked about his lessons learned and gave advice to students on how to achieve their own career and personal goals. For more, visit

The disease of Liberalism makes Jihad possible (four star editorial)

You just do not get this level of editorial commentary on the evening news.

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The disease of Liberalism makes Jihad possible
The Muslim states, even with their oil, are the poorest, most backward, illiterate and pathetic nations on earth. How then do they threaten Western civilization, indeed every non-Islamic civilization on earth? It is because we are weakened internally by a leftist 5th-column that believes the US is the greatest evil in the world and anything that replaces it would be preferable. It is because of this sickness that they support radical Islamists even though they represent the antithesis of liberal values.