Can life get any better than a dog at your side while tramping your favorite hunting grounds?
While the Three Percenters and Oath-Keepers waver and dither and fight yesterday’s wars with yesterday’s weapons, the future takes place before our very eyes almost without comment.
This is the stuff of some Mad Max science fiction come to life.
If you do not have a plan to deal with it, well……. “all your ration are belong to us”, comrade.
Robocops Come to Pittsburgh
…and bring the latest weaponry with them
by Mike Ferner
As intimidating as this massive show of armed force and technology was, the good burghers of Pittsburgh and their fellow citizens in the Land of the Brave and Home of the Free ain’t seen nothin’ yet.
Tear gas and pepper spray are nothing to sniff at and, indeed, have proven fatal a surprising number of times, but they have now become the old standbys compared to the list below that’s already at or coming soon to a police station or National Guard headquarters near you.
Proving that “what goes around, comes around,” some of the new Property Protection Devices were developed by a network of federally-funded, university-based research institutes like one in Pittsburgh itself, Penn State’s Institute for Non-Lethal Defense Technologies.
Here is one for the brain dead safe-storage Bolsheviks who believe one-size-fits-all Nanny State Government is good public policy.
This kid was trained, prepared and effective. It was always thus and will be thus always.
Nanny State Nitwits go pound sand.
The father’s comment is particularly appropriate. “ I trained him to use guns because everything on this ranch will bite you or stick you.”
Way to go Dad!
In different circumstances, compare and contrast the outcome for Ashley Carpenter, age 9, and John William Carpenter, age 7, who sacrificed their lives when called to defend their family without the equipment necessary to prevail.
Tantalizing excerpt to alligator story:
Friday , October 02, 2009
Texas-born Simon Hughes, 5, doesn’t look intimidating.
But put a gun in his hands and pit him against an 800-pound alligator and it’s a different story.
Simon’s been training to handle a gun since he was just 4, his dad told MyFOXHouston — and it’s a good thing, too, or else he could’ve gotten hurt by the mega-gator that wound up on the Hughes family ranch.
Just when you think you have seen it all along comes a blind man with a rifle! And he is the real deal!
Target Shooting for the Blind
by Sarah Komuniecki
Aug 17th 2009
James Miekka of Surry is a target shooter with an accuracy most people would admire. He’s also completely blind.
His accuracy comes from his ingenuity.
“My favorite thing is when I see somebody who’s never seen him shoot before. And if they watch him shoot, their jaw just drops open. And they go, ‘How does he do that?'” says Miekka’s neighbor, Robert Duhaime.
Miekka can’t see his target…he hears it, using an artificial vision system he designed himself.
“It requires an extreme amount of concentration,” Miekka says.
He shoots using instruments to do the same job as the eyes of sighted people, changing light into electric signals.
Jews For The Preservation Of Firearms Ownership has released their latest blockbuster documentary: No Guns For Negros, a long overdue analysis of the connection between Jim Crowe Laws and the American Gun Control movement.
David Codrea has a comprehensive review in his Examiner.com column.
Most people are unaware of the brave stand taken by groups like the Deacons for Defense during the Civil Rights struggles of the 20th Century.
Without a sense of history, and without a clear understanding of the motivations employed today to ensure continued and expanded citizen disarmament, most do not have perspective to challenge deception-based assumptions, ones that purposely omit any reference to the implications for freedom that guns in moral private hands represent.
Ralph W. Conner, Chairman of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE)-Chicago, and Donna Major, Boston Field Coordinator for Second Amendment Sisters, are our guides through this 20-minute video. I urge you to stop what you’re doing, right now, and go watch it.
The Complete Link:
Not only does this commentary speak my language as posted repeatedly on this blog
(Example start here:https://johnjacobh.wordpress.com/2008/06/20/nine-myths-about-forest-fires/)
but he wrote this last year before the current kerfuffle began! An excellent read, highly recommended.
Tantalizing Forest Fire related excerpt:
In the late 19th Century the goal of forest fire suppression gained wide support in the US. The Forest Service was established in 1905, becoming the lead agency in this program. After a century of successful fire prevention much of the western US consists of dense forest with layers of dead wood. Tinderboxes across the West, ready for the next drought to spark uncontrollable fires.
What can be done? Not much. Nature delayed must take its course. Logging permits are difficult to get and logging itself often uneconomic. Thinning and removal of ground cover is prohibitively expense over large areas. Controlled burns often work well. Unfortunately they occasionally become uncontrolled burns. Instead landowners clear the land around their buildings and wait for the inevitable. Eventually, over years, this process will work itself to a new equilibrium.
We have managed our economy like our forests. The US Federal Reserve has successfully prevented a severe recession for a quarter-century. The early 1990’s saw a slight downturn in GDP; the early 2000’s an even slighter one. The government responded to each slowdown with aggressive monetary policy (easy credit, low rates), aggressive fiscal policy (government spending), and often exchange rate action (devaluing the US dollar to stimulate exports). The Fed has declared war on the business cycle. As Mao said, protracted struggle.
As a result of the Fed’s success the US economy has evolved in an unbalanced manner since 1982. Large, growing trade deficits. Accelerating growth in household debt. Decreased savings. National consumption in excess of national income, financed by foreign borrowing (current account deficits) — resulting in large foreign debts.
We have been warned. Comptroller General Walker. The IMF. High government officials, like former Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin. The major credit ratings agencies. Wall Street. Academia. It is not all boring jargon; here is a paper with an usually catchy title for a Fed publication: Is the United States Bankrupt?
A long list of alarms, ringing for many years. We ignored them as obviously false, since they warned of threats not yet here.
Ben over at Spiffmo has archived a PDF file of the Daily KOS post which touched off rumors of a fradulent Sarah Palin pregnancy.
Too bad he did not capture the 1377 comments. If you have not seen it you should.
First Alan Colmes blames Sarah Palin for causing, at least in part, her own son’s affliction. Then some loon at the Daily Kos writes tripe like this [pdf].
The British Brownshirts are at it again! Now it is movie posters. No images of a strong woman with weapons, even if it is just fiction! I guess Queen Elizabeth (the first) will have her portraits removed from all government property now.
Jolie posters not “Wanted” in UK
Thu Sep 4, 2008 12:58pm BST
Angelina Jolie might ooze Hollywood glamour, but if she’s armed and looking dangerous, the actress is not welcome in Britain.
The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned two posters of Jolie promoting the film “Wanted” after upholding complaints that the images of the gun-toting actress glamorized the use of guns and violence.
Here is a report from yesteryear detailing a previous skirmish over manufacturer’s licenses.
Do you need a manufacturer’s license?
Clark responded with a letter to Wendorff in which he pointed out that, “According to Subchapter D of Chapter 32 of the IRS Code of 1954 as amended, Sections 4161 and 418 1, dealers who produce less than 50 units per annum are not liable for the excise tax.
“In 1989, we produced only 22 units; so unless we are advised otherwise, we will assume we owe no excise taxes at this time.”
That letter went out in late April; and as of late July, Clark had not heard otherwise. When I talked with Clark at that time, he told me, “All we were trying to do was get some questions answered.”
This exchange of letters is of special significance in light of the fact that – as I reported in the May issue – some small makers of custom guns (less than 50 per year) have been informed by the IRS that they owe excise tax on all firearms built between 1983 and 1990.
The IRS is apparently claiming that the 1982 law exempting small makers applied to 1982 only. However, there is evidence that they back off if challenged although you still have an attorney to pay. More on that in a later column.
Beginning next Jan. 1, ATF will be in charge of collecting that tax.
Then there is the legislative front! As you are probably painfully aware, news from the federal level regarding the gun issue reads like a war report – with the enemy on the offensive.
M25 Operator posted this link over at Michael Bane’s Downrange TV Forum.
A great read.
July 08, 2008
Modern Pentathlon: A Sport For Warriors, Not Spectators
By Jeff Pyatt
Less remembered in those same Games is the story of a young US Army lieutenant competing in the first Olympic modern pentathlon, an event designed to determine the perfect warrior. The lieutenant finished fifth but may have won the gold if not for a controversial ruling during his best skill. In the pistol shooting competition, he packed the bullet holes so tightly to the target’s center that, when two of ten bullets went unaccounted for, it was impossible to determine whether he completely missed the target or if the bullets passed through existing holes. The judges ruled the former despite his and many of his fellow competitors’ insistence on the latter, and, as a result, he was denied a chance to stand on the Olympic podium.
As history would have it, the event and the lieutenant would have vastly diverging fortunes. After 1912, the modern pentathlon – a quirky sport similar to the triathlon except with guns, swords and horses for bikes — would become one of the most overlooked events of the Olympics. Meanwhile, the American who finished a disappointing but respectable fifth, Lt. George S. Patton, would go on to stake his claim as the perfect warrior on the real battlefield becoming one of the greatest — if not the greatest — field generals in history.