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].