Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Paintin' Nasty Pictures...


Since it's the last day of the year, I'm going to try my hand at painting a picture for us. (As you can see, I ain't that good a painter! LOL- 7th grade was the pits!)

I'm going to shift some of the blame on this to Wizard and M.D. Creekmore, since they helped dredge up some thoughts from the twisted paranoia side of my character.

But just think of it: our esteemed Uncle Sugar is going through some convoluted thinking these days. (No doubt spurred on by a lot of science fiction stories, he's getting a bit uppity for his own good.) So if my thinking is convoluted, too, I'll just blame him. (Good thinking, James!)

Wiz's comment last week had a link pertaining to the 'FEMA' camps based around the country. Hypothetically, to help people in times of need such as the Katrina fiasco. Or are they for helping? The camps are built along the lines of WW2 concentration/detention centers. Barbed wire, concertina, guard towers, 'barracks' style buildings, locked entries and hush-hush construction for the most part.

(Of course, Uncle has to realise that as secretive as he tries to be on his home turf, there is someone just as adept- hopefully- at finding things hidden and of inquisitive enough mind to ask questions, then post something somewhere to show others.)

I'd run into a similar site a while back that had a couple more installations listed (wish I'd kept the site link) than Wiz's did, but the point is the same: Uncle is planning something he probably shouldn't be and it does not bode well for Mr. and Mrs. General Public or their off-spring.

Now for some paranoid Q&A...

There is tons and tons of speculation about what's going to happen during the coming year, especially since the Dark Lord has ascended to power. We know people are going to lose jobs, businesses are going to close, people are going to become homeless, hungry and more than pist off. No, I'm not blaming the Dark Lord for this, but I will say he isn't going to help the situation any if he implements the issues he spoke of during his campaign. We're bankrupt enough as a government and population and his lofty plans sure won't help alleviate anything. Perhaps when the Welfare Sheeple awaken there will be riots and worse on the streets of America- perhaps it's about time for them?- and those living in PrepperLand will need their stores.

Of course, we live in different areas, some hidden in the bush, some the desert, some in rural farmland, some hiding in cities hoping to escape when the time comes. The one place many of us live is on the 'Web'.

A related story concerning how Uncle is utilising foreign peoples to monitor web traffic, even some domestic spying to ferret out 'terrorists', has been making the rounds for quite some time. Uncle Sugar is combing websites, message boards, blogs, IMs and E-Mail in his unending quest for... Bible Thumpers, Constitutionalists, Second Amendment Rights supporters, Constitutional Convention (Con-Con) supporters, secessionist advocates, survivalists... need I go on or is the picture coming thru? These kind of people are what Uncle wants to classify as 'terrorist'. And once he designates these people, what does he decide to do with them? In what way are many of these people detrimental to good and proper government, to the tenets of our Constitution?

Which brings us to M.D. Creekmore's place at the table.

M.D. advocates small shelter living- motor home, camper-trailer, pickup camper, etc. And his ideas are sound. Others advocate a stay-in-place shelter, commune, urban retreat or 'lost in the wilds' unknown fortification, and their ideas are sound. It's just that being different kinds of people we attack problems from different perspectives and bank accounts.

Common denominator between all is: Uncle Sugar knows who we are. Whether it be J.W.R. or M.D.C. or me, there is no way for any to hide from the all-seeing Eye in the Sky. I doubt any who Uncle deems 'enemy of the state' is safe anywhere in the world- even if he isn't smart enough to capture Bin Laden, there's no place for us to hide.

Now, combine Uncle's penchant for doing the exact opposite of the right thing and the fact that there are too many who are willing to sacrifice any and all to enhance their power and bank accounts, what do you think is going to happen to these 'rabble rousers' of the internet and elsewhere? (Don't think just 'cuz you don't blog 'he' doesn't know who you are!)

My point after all this rambling is pretty basic: don't count on being in a good, solid (or not so solid) BOL as being protection from much more than the starving horde and Zombie bikers. Uncle is going to be coming for any and all who don't toe his line. Count on it.

I'd love to say that being able to grab a BOB and bug into the wilds will solve the problem, but I can't and it won't. The vast majority who grab a BOB and think they can survive in the bush are deluding themselves. Maybe one in two million can do it. Maybe. If they can survive the hunger and elements, their life will be made more miserable by the hunters- the dogs Uncle puts on their track. There is going to be no escape. Period. (You didn't think those 20,000 troops were brought home to pacify the pacifists, did you? And there are more to come for the same reason.)

Every person who does not fit the definition of 'socially compliant' is going to be incarcerated or dead. Perhaps both. Yes, both, I think. Uncle can't allow a dissenting voice to live.

No matter how you look at it, 2009 is going to be the beginning of a very interesting year.

(Putting on a BIG grin here and taking off the tinfoil cover. How's that for paranoia? LOL- I love letting my imagination get away from me. Sometimes.)
Oh- the picture: painted in 1960 art class. I do a little better now, but it was what got me interested in painting.
Happy New Year, All. God bless, keep your powder dry and your BOB ready.

Bless God, Happy New Year, Everyone!

Shy





Friday, December 19, 2008

Whatcha Think?


Sometimes there are things that go bump in the night. Other times, there are things you just know are wrong. Whatcha think?

December 17, 2008

Mike Sunnucks, writing for the Phoenix Business Journal, reports that Arizona state and local police “say they have broad plans to deal with social unrest, including trouble resulting from economic distress. The security and police agencies declined to give specifics, but said they would employ existing and generalized emergency responses to civil unrest that arises for any reason.”



The Phoenix Police Department told the newspaper it has a Tactical Response Unit that trains “continually and has deployed on many occasions for any potential civil unrest issue,” according to Phoenix Police spokesman Andy Hill. Scottsdale Police spokesman Mark Clark said his department has similar plans “in place for such civil unrest.”

The Phoenix Business Journal notes Clark, Hill and other local police officials said the region did plenty of planning and emergency management training for the Super Bowl in February in Glendale. The training at the Super Bowl included personnel and resources from the Department of Homeland Security and the Northern Command, which coordinated with Arizona officials.

As Infowars and Prison Planet have documented, Northern Command is specifically tasked with implementing martial law under Continuity of Government. The Military Commissions Act of 2006 voided restrictions placed on the military to support civilian administration by the Posse Comitatus Act, the latter restricting the military from working with local law enforcement. In addition to the Military Commissions Act of 2006, a 1994 U.S. Defense Department Directive (DODD 3025) allows military commanders to take emergency actions in domestic situations.

A recent report by the U.S. Army War College discusses the possibility of Pentagon resources and troops being used in the event of civil unrest due to the economic crisis, “such as protests against businesses and government or runs on beleaguered banks,” according to the Phoenix Business Journal.

On December 16, Steve Watson and Paul Watson detailed the U.S. Army War College report, entitled Known Unknowns: Unconventional Strategic Shocks in Defense Strategy Development.

“Widespread civil violence inside the United States would force the defense establishment to reorient priorities in extremis to defend basic domestic order and human security,” writes [Ret.] Lt. Col. Nathan Freir for the U.S. Army War College. “Deliberate employment of weapons of mass destruction or other catastrophic capabilities, unforeseen economic collapse, loss of functioning political and legal order, purposeful domestic resistance or insurgency, pervasive public health emergencies, and catastrophic natural and human disasters are all paths to disruptive domestic shock.”

In other words, any organized political response to the engineered bankster economic crisis will be considered “resistance or insurgency” and will be dealt with by the military and militarized local law enforcement, the former trained to kill people and break things.

On December 16, the International Monetary Fund Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn warned of economic riots and widespread civil unrest if the financial crisis is not addressed.

Last month Gerald Celente, the CEO of Trends Research Institute, renowned for his accuracy in predicting future world and economic events, predicted a depression of a magnitude worse than the Great Depression of the 1930s, tax rebellions, and possibly a popular revolution against the government. On December 15, Paul Joseph Watson reported Celente updating his prediction by stating “that America will see riots similar to those currently ongoing in Greece and that the cause will be a hyper-inflationary depression, leading to the inevitable use of troops and mercenaries to deal with the crisis as Americans are incarcerated in internment camps.”

The fact that a corporate media newspaper such as the Phoenix Business Journal is now telling us police are trained with the assistance of Northcom and the Department of Homeland Security to respond to civil unrest spawned by economic unrest should be a wake-up call to all Americans that the government is planning to institute martial law.

No doubt, in the weeks to come, the corporate media will increase the drumbeat of the possibility of civil unrest and violence related to the bankster engineered economic crisis designed to usher in a global currency and an all-encompassing global government.

(Since I'm 'plagiarising' I'm going to go a bit farther....)

"...I hear the sound of distant drums...far away, far away...and if they call, then I must go..."

(Gentleman Jim Reeves, 'Distant Drums')

The original article is here: Alex Jones' Infowars: There's a war on for your mind!

God bless-

Shy

Monday, December 15, 2008

Three Dog Night


The next fool who spouts off about global warming in my presence is going to get stripped and chained to the maple in my front yard for the world to see. And I sure as hell hope it's lard-ass Algorey.

It's 1930hrs and the damn thermometer's already reading 17 below, on its way to 30+ below and fifty-plus wind chills. Not that it's unusual for those kind of temps in Minnesota, but it's a bit early. Not that anything about weather has been 'normal' or 'average' this year. Below average winter last year- way longer than norm- and lower than average temps all summer. I think the AC was one once, twice at the most and then only due to humidity readings. This fall was colder than average every day.

Now, rather than over-saturate us with global warming shit, they're switching to climate changes. Like- DUH: climate changes every day.

I have a sleeping bag filled with six pounds of down that's really warm on cold nights- in a tent, anyway. Haven't tried it sleeping on the ground yet, hope I never have to- but the way things are looking in this country nowadays, I may get that opportunity. Also have a military cotton duck cover for it that, according to my illustrious Uncle, adds ten degrees more warmth to the bag. Hopefully he's right. (Nope, ain't trying it out tonight, thank you!)

Also, the tent is a four season tent that's had a bit of snow-cover for insulation upon occasion. Spent a honeymoon in '96 in the BWCA and the temps dropped to twenty below that year, too. But then, it was January 12th and we expected it. (I wonder...did that honeymoon on the frozen tundra have anything to do with the Big D? Hmmm..)

Sorels are some of the best cold weather footwear available. Didn't have them when we were kids, though. In those days we wore boots with overboots and lots of sox. Will Steger swears by the Mukluks his wife makes up in Ely- and they sure look warm, though utilising the same liners Sorels use. Some day when I'm feeling rich and the Sorels wear out...

Having a pair of 'choppers' with wool liners really keep the hands warm, too. But I prefer leather gloves with a nice fur lining. Usually it's rabbit, and warm. Not as warm as the choppers, but good enough and easy to work in compared to the mitts. If I'm doing work that doesn't require dexterity of fingers, or just skiing or walking around, the choppers get used cuz they're great for that.

A pair of long-jons under jeans or wool pants and a snow-suit over those, or a heavy insulated work cover-alls, and a person can spend a day on the ice and not get cold.

Down jackets are nice to look at, for sure, but not nice on the wallet. The only one I've ever owned is still in use after 30+ years, but it isn't my only jacket and I sure don't wear it on cold-cold days. Then I grab the parka- if I'm going to be fairly sedentary. Otherwise, the fiberfill cotton-twill shelled jacket fits the bill. I don't like 'coats' because they're so long, can't get into pant pockets easily and seem to get in the way more than anything. But I like my coat, too. Just for those reasons: it's long and covers the backside when parking on a log and keeps snow out of the pockets, as well as twigs and seeds.

To be perfectly honest, I rather like cold weather. Not the kind we're getting tonight, but temps in the above zero range. Not too cold to be outside, fairly easy to dress warmly for without becoming the Michelin Man. Sunny days on the ice fishing or wandering through the woods is kind of fun. The dog likes them, anyway.

Anyway, I have a plan for the really cold night I'm sure no manufacturer of firearms ever took into consideration. At least, not the modern new-fangled plastic ones.

One of my brother-in-laws (or is it 'brothers-in-law'? never could keep that grammatical shit straight) recently bought an XD45: nice, smooth and black with a steel upper and plastic lower. Of course, being the skeptic I am, I had to ask if he thought it'd survive being shot in below zero weather. Too, I hadda follow suit and bought a playmate for the all steel Smith. Tonight, that plastic gun is going to sleep outside and in the morning when I wake, I'm going to see how strong that plastic is. I wonder if I'll be able to get a new one. Honestly, I do expect something to happen soon as it goes BANG!- and I hope I'm not eating a slide when it does.

Tonight, though- gonna be a long one. "Three dog night," as the old-timers say. The single ones, anyway. I doubt any wife would let three dogs into the bed...

Okay: bad joke. Sorry (shakin' head as I write it).

Sleep well tonight, Folks- it may be the last good night sleep for a long time.

Bless God-

Shy

Monday, December 8, 2008

Foolishness Time


UGH! Preppin's taking some wind outta all our sails, I think. Pressure may be getting to us, so here's a little fun for the day. Stole this off Brigid's site- golly, hope she doesn't mind. (If she does, I'll hold out my hand and she can slap it. Umm, my hand? HA!) Anyway, have fun.

The meme going around. 100 things I've done. (Well, maybe.)

1. Started your own blog. (Ummmm...no? LOL! Good question, tho.)

2. Slept under the stars. (Yes, and it's coming again soon!)
3. Played in a band. (Yes.)
4. Visited Hawaii. (Don't go to no island I can't swim to shore from.)
5. Watched a meteor shower. (Yes, Leonid showers quite often.)
6. Given more than you can afford to charity. (Not more than I can afford, but been on both ends, so thank all who do.)
7. Been to Disneyland. (And people go there because.....?)
8. Climbed a mountain. (Yes, and still am crazy.)
9. Held a praying mantis. (I think it's actually spelled 'prEying mantis', but no.)
10. Sang a solo. (Sang as part of group for a while...wanna know why I ain't with them now?)
11. Bungee jumped. (Tie WUT to my WUT? You NUTS?)

12. Visited Paris. (Yes, in a more civilized world.)
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea. (Nope- but was over one once.)
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch. (Scratching is an art form.)
15. Adopted a child. (Tried to, wife wasn't willing.)
16. Had food poisoning. (Yes, and got a free day off work for it.)
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty.
18. Grown your own vegetables. (Very popular at home: grow whatcha eat.)
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France.
20. Slept on an overnight train. (All the way to Kentucky.)
21. Had a pillow fight. (How about pie tins? Works for me.)

22. Hitch hiked. (All over the world- but it was a more sane place those days.)
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill. (You never know how good a free day is til you lie to get one!)
24. Built a snow fort. (I was a kid growin' up in MN..and your response is...?)
25. Held a lamb. (Held my new-born son, if that counts.)
26. Gone skinny dipping. (OOOOlala, yes...:-P )
27. Run a Marathon. (Puff-puf-pant-pant.)

28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice. (Don't get in any boat unless I'm the pilot.)
29. Seen a total eclipse. (Yes, about thrice.)
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset. (Numerous times for both. Best time of the day.) 31. Hit a home run. (Damn third-baseman is GOOD!)
32. Been on a cruise. (Cruisin' the drag must count.)
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person. (Not in person, see no reason to, either)

34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors. (Yes, France.)
35. Seen an Amish community.
36. Taught yourself a new language. (Yes, hadda learn Kraut in self-defense.)
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied. (Money don't satisfy but it can sure make you think you are. Yes.)
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person. (Don't stand under no leaning buildings.)
39. Gone rock climbing. (Yes- used to love it.)
40. Seen Michelangelo's David.
41. Sung karaoke. (Yes- but was told the mic was off.)
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt. (Yes.)
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant. (Yes.)
44. Visited Africa. (Define 'Africa'...does Egypt count?)
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight. (MMMMMMMMMMMMM :-P )
46. Been transported in an ambulance. (Yes, once- don't want a repeat.)
47. Had your portrait painted. (How about 'painting with light'? AKA 'photography'.)
48. Gone deep sea fishing. (Yes, visiting friends in Houston took me out.)
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person.
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling. (Yes, Jacques Cousteau was my tenth grade hero in 1962.)
52. Kissed in the rain. (Never been kissed in sunshine, either. :( )
53. Played in the mud. (Dang Army- taught me to enjoy being a pig in mud!)
54. Gone to a drive-in theater. (First movie ever seen was Elvis in Love Me Tender at drive in; worked security for drive in also.)
55. Been in a movie.
56. Visited the Great Wall of China.
57. Started a business. (Define 'start': does it rhyme with 'help'?)
58. Taken a martial arts class. (Took and taught.)
59. Visited Russia. (Only if I was a prisoner.)
60. Served at a soup kitchen. (Yes, a fave holiday experience. Been on both sides of the line.)
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies. (No, but sold Brownies in the Boy Scouts.)
62. Gone whale watching. (There'd be a reason for this?)
63. Got flowers for no reason. (Any Ladies feel like sending flowers, feel free- I'll pay postage!)
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma. (I should, I'm O- )
65. Gone sky diving. (Only birdshit and buzzards fall outta the sky... guess I'm a buzzard.)
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp. (Yes, not pretty sight.)

67. Bounced a check. (What day is it?)
68. Flown in a helicopter. (Both on purpose and unwillingly.)
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy. (Still have it, too!)
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial.
71. Eaten Caviar. (Ptooie! Stuff is terrible!)
72. Pieced a quilt. (Does sleep under one count?)
73. Stood in Times Square. (Couldn't pay me enough.)

74. Toured the Everglades. (Actually wanna live in them.)
75. Been fired from a job. (Dang, they get personal! A few more than once should suffice!)
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London.
77. Broken a bone. (Nose, hands, feet, shoulders.)
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle. (Well, I dunno that my 750 would go fast enough to 'speed', but 130 was fast enough.)
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person. (Yes, nearly got lost in it.)
80. Published a book. (Working on it.)
81. Visited the Vatican.
82. Bought a brand new car. (What a lemon it was, too!)
83. Walked in Jerusalem.
84. Had your picture in the newspaper. (Yes, more than once.)
85. Read the entire Bible. (Several times.)
86. Visited the White House. (Nope)

87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating. (Lemme think here...are fish animals? Otherwise: numerous times.)
88. Had chickenpox. (Was hospitalized from them.)
89. Saved someone’s life. (Yes- former EMT.)
90. Sat on a jury. (No, ain't looking forward to it, either.)

91. Met someone famous. (Nixon.)
92. Joined a book club. (I know howda read without help.)
93. Lost a loved one. (Yes, too many times.)
94. Had a baby. (Well..can guys have babies? Did hold my son at birth.)
95. Seen the Alamo in person.
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake. (You can't swim in water heavier than you.)
97. Been involved in a law suit. (Don't remind me.)
98. Owned a cell phone.(Ummm...DUH?)
99. Been stung by a bee. (Too many times to count.)
100. Read an entire book in one day. (Often.)

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Paranoia: Real or Imagined?


Okayyyy, Class: now we're going to have a lesson in the proper use of aluminum foil.

I found this tidbit at Newsmax.com and think it's time we got the tinfoil out, lined our wallets and purses, perhaps even our hats. You do wear a hat, don't you? Oh, well- artile follows this link >>> Newsmax.com – New ID Scanners at Borders Raise Privacy Alarm

If I lived near a border, I'd seriously consider... wait! I do live near a border. Scratch that: I'm getting out the tinfoil..brb.

Done. Now I can get back to business.

Had the Clan Christmas gathering today and I'm not certain I enjoyed myself. Oh, I definitely ate my share of good food and had some interesting chats. It was the conversations I was hearing on the side that piqued my interest, though.

This country is right in the middle of iron country and lay-offs are being reported daily by the various mining interests. Yet the people I was listening to seemed to have no concern about them- and the majority are working in the mines. "They're living in a bubble," I remarked to one brother-in-law, who works in a mine but is very aware of the times. (I think he's a secret prepper. Smart man, and sister.) He agreed with that assessment.

It bothers me that family of mine is ignorant of the world situation beyond their personal lives. How many times do Sheople have to be hit before they begin to understand? Dang.

Enough whining.

The December issue of S.W.A.T. magazine has a couple of articles Preppers may be interested in: Down and Dirty and Malfunction Reduction, both pertinent to keeping one's bod in one piece, as well as those of loved ones. Also, I heard a rumor that S.W.A.T. magazine will be giving out DVDs of proper handgun tactics with the January issue- keep an eye out for it if you're interested in how the Best LEO utilise their tools.

And now I have to close cuz I forgot what else I was gonna rant about. (No, nothing as good as Mayberry does.) Anyway...


Bless God, God bless-

Shy


Thursday, December 4, 2008

Firearms Refresher Course



FIREARMS REFRESHER COURSE

1. An armed man is a citizen. An unarmed man is a subject.
2. A gun in the hand is better than a cop on the phone
3. Colt: The original point and click interface.
4. Gun control is not about guns; it's about control.
5. If guns are outlawed, can we use swords?
6. If guns cause crime, then pencils cause misspelled words.
7. If you don't know your rights, you don't have any.
8. Those who trade liberty for security have neither.
9. What part of 'shall not be infringed' do you not understand?
10 The Second Amendment is in place in case the politicians ignore the others.
11. 64,999,987 firearms owners killed no one yesterday.
12 Guns have only two enemies; rust and politicians.
13. Know guns, know peace, know safety. No guns, no peace, no safety.
14. You don't shoot to kill; you shoot to stay alive.
15. 9-1-1: Government sponsored Dial-a-Prayer.
16. Assault is a behavior, not a device.
17. Criminals love gun control; it makes their jobs safer.
18. If guns cause crime, then matches cause arson.
19. Only a government that is afraid of its citizens tries to control them.
20. You have only the rights you are willing to fight for.
21. Enforce the gun control laws we ALREADY have; don't make more.
22. When you remove the people's right to bear arms, you create slaves.
23. The American Revolution would never have happened with gun control.

I don't know who came up with these but they're good reasons to maintain the fight against gun control. But the best reasons are our own lives and those we love. Our fight against oppression begins with rhetoric, progresses to armed rebellion.

Bless God, God bless,

Shy

Monday, December 1, 2008

Reality Check On Mental Attitude

Reading some of the reports on the terrorist action that went down in Bombay/Mumbai last week, I had to shake my head in wonder. Then I started wondering.
Some of the reports mentioned the photographer whose shot graced the pages of many world newspapers: the young terrorist, carbine in low carry, proudly waltzing through the corridors of the train station (I think it was train, anyway). Hiding beside the police, the photographer was screaming for them to shoot the attackers- yet all held their fire. Too, most of the SWAT people in attendance also did not fire when the opportunity arose.
My radar flicked on and I began to wonder about this situation, did some poking around and found a couple stats that surprised me.
Seventy percent of soldiers in combat will not fire their weapons at a human being.
Utterly astounding.
And it's even worse for police, who are not- theoretically- trained to kill folks, but to help.
Yet it goes along with another study I read where-in American Marines were asked if they'd fire upon other Americans. I forget the number, but the majority said they would not. I'm thinking it was along the lines of 60%+/- .
So, grinding the worn out gears in my head, I was/am more convinced than ever why there will be either: A) UN 'blue' helmets brought into the country, or B) a foreign nation will have troops 'smuggled' in country (such as China- I feel- is doing now as it controls some of our ports, especially in California); or C) our new fearless leader will be arming his Ghetto ACORNS, who have no fear or loathing to shoot anyone, or D) troops are now being amassed near our borders (recall the huge gun cache found in Mexico and everyone is thinking 'drug wars'? uh-huh...drug wars, all right), or possibly E) a combination of 'all the above'.
As I think of this, I smell 'conspiracy theory' rambling through my noggin.
Then I remember who our new Fearless (uh-huh, you bet) Leader will be next month. Maybe not so conspiratorial after all. At least, not on my part. (Shhhh...I can hear you laffin', so knock it off!)
Now, what has this to do with prepping? you hadda ask, din'tcha?
Consider those hordes of the Dark Lord's Gestapo tramping through the cornfield, taking whatever they want, killing whatever they want, imprisoning whomever they want.
Consider the Mad Max group of motorcycle Zombies coming to do even more damage- cuz they don't take prisoners. Well, male ones, anyway.
Now look in the mirror at that sweet, honest, hard-working American who wants only a few things: freedom and liberty, love and family, to be left alone to prosper or fail. Does that person you're looking at seem to be the kind who can actually shoot someone who's just stealing some food from the larder? Can that person looking back actually send a bullet at someone who's probably thinking of doing the same at you? More, does that face in the mirror look as though it can slip a knife into the ribs of someone who is attacking them? Will that sweet, kind, loving person be able to purposely throw a kick at someone's knee and smash it, crippling them for life? Or, after putting five bullets center-mass, will that person be able to lower the sights and put a final shot in the middle of the attacking abdomen? (No, not the head- it's a moving, small target too easy to miss under duress.)
In all the women's self defense classes I taught, I always had to ask the participants up-front if they believed they could hurt someone on purpose when that person was trying to hurt them? Then I got a bit down and dirty, wanting to know if they could poke someone in the eye while that someone was attempting to rape them. Or could they bite off an appendage that found its way to their mouth? What about grabbing a man's gonads and tearing them off if they had the opportunity. (The classes were gritty, trust me. And we didn't pull our punches.)
If anyone felt they would be unable to do it, I told them the class was not for them.
Reason being, if you can't see yourself protecting yourself, then you won't protect yourself. Simple. Sad, though sometimes it doesn't work that way in reality.
Same with pistol practice, or rifle. Is all you're shooting at a bullseye on a piece of paper? If so, the next time you're around town, check the number of people wearing bullseyes on their chest.
It's mental conditioning: you have to see yourself shooting a person (IF you have to) not a target. It's the same with military and law enforcement. They begin with weapons zeroing on targets, then quickly switch to human silhouettes. The smart ones sometimes even put clothes on the manikins to prevent training the eye to look for bullet holes instead of sighting for a second/follow-up shot.
Psychology in action.
And they fire thousands of rounds in practice knowing they're practicing to kill human beings.
Logically, the next question has to be: Are you going to be one of the 60-70% who can't shoot at another person?
Or are you going to fight to live another minute, a day, a week- until the next time?
It's going to take some hard, hard people if the SHTF the way some are imagining or intimating it's going to be. And quite possibly, as FerFal has pointed out in Argentina, life could get very, very bad, very fast in America.
A gun is only as good as the person operating it. It has no mind of its own to decide for us, to know when to and when to not shoot: it's all in the hands of the driver.
Next time you shave yourself, ask if that is the face of a man who will go to all lengths to protect those he loves.
The next time you put on your rouge, ask if that's the face of a woman who can do anything she has to that will save the lives of those she loves.
Tough questions. Tough choices. Tough lives ahead. Let's be tough enough to do what we need do.
Bless God, God bless- let us pray our lives never need those answers.
Shy

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

The Prepper Wars



Once upon a time in a galaxy far far away known as PrepperLand, there was peace and harmony among the residents. Then came the Newbies spawned by election of the evil Lord Obama. The Newbies were all aglow with excitement and daring, full of fear of what their Dark Lord had in store, so they forthwith decided en-masse to embark upon the Land of the Preppers. With their millions of coinage and total lack of knowledge and skills, they began to attempt an overthrow of PrepperLand.


Their first goal was to glean vast amounts of wisdom from the writings of those living in PrepperLand. Swiftly they scanned the Volumes of Lore found at their fingertips, quickly assimilating the knowledge through sweat and blood and much thought hard-won - but only the parts that suited their fancy. (How smug they remained!)


How quickly the Dark Lord's minions did see a most confusing thing: there was diversity and difference among those living in PrepperLand. But they saw, too, the agreement and going forward and accomplishment these brave souls achieved!


"Aha!" thought those of the Dark Lord. "Their cause we can thwart, discredit their leaders, confuse their ranks in a most astounding and simple way! We cannot allow such accomplishment here! We must, quickly, cause despair! It is our calling, has it not always been so? to confuse and confuddle, to falsify claims and destroy perfect aims?


"We can quickly begin this moment our victory to achieve: let us among them spread confusion and bitterness and inferiority, with simple boasts of our achievements and the mighty ideals we have as to how they should be!"


"Let us cause them dismay with the glory of our abodes and the preparations we've made, there to confuse and create disarray, confuddle their minds with our own display of how they should be!


"Let us blow them away with how truly unprepared they must be since but one or two, not all, as we can see, are living in castles as we, with moats surrounded and storehouse complete.


"Let us among them cause rife and distress- especially those who so clearly have less- thereby in minds not agile as ours show how poorly they really are blessed.


"We can impress them with our ample supplies and our skill-at-arms lies! We can denigrate their style and their plans cruelly mock, show them we are the ones who can stock!


"Anonymousely we can deride and cajole, foolish make them feel and show how impoverished they be without the coinage we have in quantity.


"Let us their arms deride- they're not the best that money can buy!


"Put down their ideas- lest they actually compete with us for the stores on the street!


"We shall storm their writings with accusations unfounded and silly and trite- let us show them the power of our wisdom confused and the waste of their sacrifice. "With words we can stifle, cause dissension and doubt. We can make them inferior by our simple claims that theirs is truly lost aim."


So suddenly storms upon PrepperLand raged, litning created by Liberals staged. The bolts they were mighty, upon the seemingly weak they raged. Flash and bang and thunder did rail but none of those in PrepperLand quailed for against these they had quietly prepared, warning each other of what in the shadows did lurk.


From trailer to trailer did the message get sent: "Beware! Beware, the libs do quib and cause dissent and think they attack with cunning...let them not know we see them coming.


"Allow them in close, we can surely not miss with our arms they dismiss.


"Let them deride and chide and scold- we are made from a better mold. We know not what the future may hold- but they in their glibness surely must think they have all the answers written in ink.


"Allow them into our bases of knowledge- we know they cannot attain through their college the skills we have so studiously gained.


"For pass they must the most poor of OP's with shooters uncanny in skill and Ghillies.


"Let them believe they have learned of the lessons we spoke. And when they arrive, send them up in gun smoke.


"Let them believe their castle and moat are the best to be had, let them believe we in trailers are weak. Let them not see the strength we attain through struggle and pain.


"Let them languish in dread as the rovers are fed with stocks and supplies they were certain were sealed in caverns of lead.


"Allow them to foolishly claim there is no reason to aim for Secondary Plans and Alternate Routes through jungle maze and streets so razed by Zombie horde and Street-wise Lord- they will see the err of their arrogance.


"Be it too late, we can not wait for them to see the light that no one knows or can ascertain just what it is for what we prepare.


"Let us not entertain their foolishness game but continue to prep and stock and supply full knowing we are right in our sight and none can claim better to know how to play this game that none before has ever bore or even come close to know."


Bless God,
Shy




Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Guess What...



When it comes to doing exactly
the wrong thing at the wrong time...
sure can't beat a gov't agency. This
was found today. So it's even more easy to see who our enemy is. Of course, it's nothing we didn't know already, just confirmed now.

WASHINGTON (AFP) - The US State Department announced plans on Monday to promote online youth groups as a new and powerful way to fight crime, political oppression and terrorism.

Drawing inspiration from a movement against FARC rebels in Colombia, the State Department is joining forces with Facebook , Google, MTV, Howcast and others in New York City next week to get the "ball rolling."

It said 17 groups from South Africa , Britain and the Middle East which have an online presence like the "Million Voices Against the FARC" will attend a conference at Columbia University Law School from December 3-5.

Observers from seven organizations that do not have an online presence -- such as groups from Iraq and Afghanistan -- will attend. There will also be remote participants from Cuba.

They will forge an "Alliance of Youth Movement," said James Glassman, under secretary of state for public diplomacy.

"The idea is put all these people together, share best practices, produce a manual that will be accessible online and in print to any group that wants to build a youth empowerment organization to push back against violence and oppression around the world," he told reporters.

The conference will be streamed by MTV and Howcast, he said.

The list of organizations due to attend include the Burma Global Action Network, a human rights movement spurred into action by the ruling junta's crackdown on monks and other pro-democracy protestors last year.

There is also Shabab 6 of April, which has emerged as Egypt's largest pro-democracy youth group, and Invisible Children, which spotlights atrocities committed by the Lord's Resistance Army in Uganda, Glassman said.

Others include Fight Back, which fights domestic violence in India, the Save Darfur Coalition, as well as One Million Voices Against Crime in South Africa , said Jared Cohen, from the secretary's policy planning staff.

Also attending will be People's March Against Knife Crime from Britain and Young Civilians from Turkey.

Cohen said Young Civilians is a human rights and pro-democracy organization which works online but has brought thousands of protestors into the streets of Turkey.

Glassman said the State Department is providing about 50,000 dollars in order to help bring delegates from the groups to the United States.


Among the speakers will be actress Whoopi Goldberg and a co-founder of Facebook .

So we can see that BHusseinO is getting his Gestapo Youth Corps rolling even prior to taking office.

Not that it's a real problem as it sits, it just shows to what lengths the government will go to control us, to find who will be the dissidents, the rabble rousers, the first targets of the JBT's (amazing the lingo I've learned the last few months!).

And then there's this >What a Single Nuclear Warhead Could Do - WSJ.com from the Wall Street Journal, of all places. Seems like BH's rats are attempting to leave a sinking ship.

Of course, what is news we don't always hear about in American media? Try this>RIA Novosti - World - Russian analyst predicts decline and breakup of U.S. If this doesn't curl your hair and make you want to prep harder... you're hard.

Keep your powder dry, Folks. And prep harder- another thousand rounds won't break your heart any more than will eating beans once a week.

Bless God, God bless,

Shy

Monday, November 24, 2008

Bailing out...



Lemme see if I have this right...
So far we've bailed out banks
and insurance companies. Car
companies are asking for lots
of cash now. Glenn Beck had a
blurb about television networks
wanting some bailout. Who's next? The grocery industry? Drug companies? There is no end in sight. And when is the Public going to be bailed out? (I know: rhetorical question so don't answer it.)

Thinking about Christmas this year and know it's going to be tough on nearly everyone. Think I'll head out to the shop and grab my carving tools.
Most of us have probably spent our Christmas money on food and ammo, a few medical supplies and some warm, tough clothing. Security measures. Probably the best we can give our families this year, though they probably would prefer a new toy or video game or... yeah, that, too. Going to be difficult explaining how they have food to eat, clothes to wear, a place to live- things they have every day and take for granted. How do we explain our Christmas money went to banks and auto companies and TV?
Life doesn't get any easier, does it?
Dr, Janice Dorn, MD/PhD; Einstein College of Medicine says:
"...Before this secular Bear Market is over, we are going to new lows in all indices, more than 3500 banks will close, unemployment will surge, there will be violence in the streets and people will kill you to get what you have. Every one of the 17 macro factors detailed in The Big Rollover is converging and coming to fruition. Sorry—but this is what we see in the future. Could we be wrong? Of course. No one has a crystal ball that can see beyond the hard right edge of the charts. No one can tell the future with complete accuracy. All we have are our many years of research and the fact that everyone has now begun to see, hear and feel the power of The Big Rollover.
People will awaken to a higher level of purpose and meaning. They will find a new freedom and a new happiness. Values of integrity and honesty will be respected. Trust will return as we strip away the excesses and stand in the light of authenticity of our true selves. It will be a happier, more serene and simple way of being. In the end, after all the sound and fury, the gnashing of teeth and the depths of despair and hardship, those who survive will find that they have—at long last--- come home again. Trust will return as we strip away the excesses and stand in the light of authenticity of our true selves. It will be a happier, more serene and simple way of being. In the end, after all the sound and fury, the gnashing of teeth and the depths of despair and hardship, those who survive will find that they have—at long last--- come home again. ..."

A happier, more serene and simple way of being...come home at last. Perhaps that is the gift we can give and receive this year. Coming home to a family full of love and security. Security provided by our guts and guns. Security provided by sweat and back ache in the garden and on the wood pile.
Actually, that'll be good for us all, IMO.
Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas (1939-1975) who said, "The right to be left alone is indeed the beginning of all freedom." Keep that in mind as you consider the following suggestions.
Prepare to hunker down. Interpret this as you will.
If you have any, hide your money- otherwise it will be spread around. The best way to spread your own wealth on your own terms is to hire people to work for you. But of course, you knew that already.
Take your kids out of public school. Schools are going to become nothing but Marxist pressure cookers. They're already socialist indoctrination centers. Have you any idea what they're teaching in kindergarten these days, much less high school? Better find out.
If you're Joe the Plumber, hide. Quickly. Otherwise your life for the next four years will be a living hell. Obama supporters have demonstrated they like to retaliate, so you're not safe.
Buy guns and ammunition. Especially ammunition. The tools necessary for self-defense and to keep our government under at least a modicum of control are going to quickly become unavailable. Perhaps not banned outright – that would cause riots – but the taxes on these tools of self-reliance will be raised so high that the effect will be the same.
Don't surrender to guilt. Opposing the new world order coming your way is not selfish. The "best interests of all" are code words for state slavery. "From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs" is the death of liberty and the definition of Marxism. Duh.
Stockpile some resources, because it's only a matter of time before our terrorist enemies (who are delighted with the outcome of the election) will launch something nasty our way. Terrorists love weak or untried rulers because they prefer to strike vulnerable targets. We just bared our throats.
Move. Whatever your political affiliation, it's always best to live in a place with like-minded people. Just make sure the place you move to has people whose concepts of liberty agree with yours.
Start looking for other news sources, because it's very likely that your favorite conservative radio talk-show host will go out of business once the (ahem) "Fairness" Doctrine gets re-implemented.
Buy light bulbs. There is no possible way our new green president will lift the absurd imminent ban on incandescent light bulbs. Unless you want your home to look like the inside of a train station lavatory in 2012, you'd better stock up on incandescents while you can. (Obviously lights bulbs are a metaphor for all the "for your own good" changes that will be shoved upon us.)
Go to church. All the morals and values that we once cherished in this country – traditional marriage, sanctity of life, family values – are going to become so condemned that churches will be our only sanctuaries.
Strengthen your family, your community, your state. Obama has said that an economy is built from the bottom up. In that he is entirely wrong (poor people don't hire – only rich people do that). But liberty most certainly IS built from the bottom up. Start by strengthening yourself. Next, your family. Support your neighbors. Build your community. Get involved with your state. The days of sitting on your hands must be over.
Find another job. Or preferably, several. Don't give up your current job, of course, but as the economy continues to nosedive, it is best to cultivate your marketable skills and diversify your income sources. The more income irons you have in the fire, the better. (Learn a trade you can apply for cash/barter income- added edit.)
Never never never never trust that the upcoming administration will do anything in your best interest. If the government offers you something that seems too good to be true, assume that it is. Education, medical care, housing and other benefits are never free – they cost something down the line. And the cost is always freedom. Take warning.

Obviously this list barely scratches the surface. If you use your head, you can think of many more. But better hurry up. Change is coming, like it or not.

But the thing about "change" is that it can work both ways. The ordinary Joe Plumbers of this country can change, too – and it may not be in the direction the government will like.

Tough patooties. (Patrice Lewis, WNT Commentary)

Loving them and loving each other while being prepared to the best of our abilities and income is the best gift we can give our loved ones this Christmas.

Bless God, God bless, All.

Shy

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Pledge of Allegiance


This was sent me by a friend today. Written by a 15 year old Arizona student, it describes well the conditions in our schools, and society, today.

Enjoy.


Since the Pledge of Allegiance and
The Lord's Prayer
Are not allowed in most
Public schools anymore
Because the word 'God' is mentioned....
A kid in Arizona wrote the attached

NEW School prayer :


Now I sit me down in school
Where praying is against the rule
For this great nation under God
Finds mention of Him very odd.
If Scripture now the class recites,
It violates the Bill of Rights.
And anytime my head I bow
Becomes a Federal matter now.

Our hair can be purple, orange or green,
That's no offense; it's a freedom scene.
The law is specific, the law is precise.
Prayers spoken aloud are a serious vice.

For praying in a public hall
Might offend someone with no faith at all.
In silence alone we must meditate,
God's name is prohibited by the state.

We're allowed to cuss and dress like freaks,
And pierce our noses, tongues and cheeks..
They've outlawed guns, but FIRST the Bible.
To quote the Good Book makes me liable.
We can elect a pregnant Senior Queen,
And the 'unwed daddy,' our Senior King.
It's 'inappropriate' to teach right from wrong,
We're taught that such 'judgments' do not belong.
We can get our condoms and birth controls,
Study witchcraft, vampires and totem poles.
But the Ten Commandments are not allowed,
No word of God must reach this crowd.

It's scary here I must confess,
When chaos reigns the school's a mess.
So, Lord, this silent plea I make:
Should I be shot; My soul please take!
Amen


Amen, America. Bless God, God bless,

Shy

Monday, November 17, 2008

Ballistically Speaking...


Mayberry got his Mosin Nagent today! HOORAY!
And my response to him got me to wondering just what he should do for his battle-sight zero, which got me to do some googling- a new experience for me. (I google something about as often as I eat Okra.)
Okay, enough about my eating habits.
Lots of times we hear people talking about, "I hit it at point blank range." Then ask them what the range was and they say something like "twenty yards". Okay, sounds good to me. Or they'll say something like "300 yards". Okay, I get out the salt shaker and ask next, "What're you zeroed at?" IF they know, they might say, "One hundred yards."
Let me back up a bit to last month.
Being a member of the local shooting club, we have a yearly deer hunting sight-in days for hunters who are not members, so we gather some volunteer members and help these people zero. Mind you, deer hunting up here (MN) is big business and the woods are loaded with nearly half a million hunters each November. Perhaps three-fourths will get a deer, plus or minus a few percentage points. But I digress again.
This 'hunting zero days' is the biggest event we have each year. Hundreds of people show up to zero or get their rifles zeroed. Always, always, always, there are people- young and old- who will ask a club member to zero their weapon. Usually the weapon is a .308, 30-06, .270 or larger caliber- the monsters like .300 Weatherby mag. So the club member will donate a shoulder and experience and zero the rifle, all the while talking to the owner about his shooting habits, how long they've had the weapon, etc. We'll explain where each shot goes (using out spotting scopes) and what we're going to do to change the point of impact.
The owner who has the club member do the shooting usually responds with, "Oh, got it last week cuz the 'old gun' was a little small/old/rusty/wrong caliber/I like this one better/etc." Asked if they've ever shot the gun, their response is about 99% "Nope."
So then we'll ask them to shoot it a few times.
Notice, please, everyone wears earmuffs or plugs, even the spectators, so the noise level is kept down a little- but with ten or more folks on line shooting at once, it can get LOUD!
Quite often the gun owner will say it's not necessary, they 'trust you' with the zero. Many times the person will take position at the bench and snuggle up to the stock, look through the sights/scope and blast a shot downrange. A good number of them miss the bull, some even the target. While they shoot, the club member will watch them, not the target, cuz we know where that bullet's going to go if all things are equal.
Many times, the shooter is over-gunned, afraid of the recoil, bothered by the noise when the trigger is pulled, jerks the trigger rather than caress it, or moves their head before the shot, or will hold the gun away from their body. Some just really don't like shooting but hunt 'cuz it's 'expected' of them, so they buy a rifle and go with the gang for a week to chase deer through the woods.
It's the first group we're gonna talk about, though.
You gotta hold that rifle close as a lover, tight to your shoulder and don't flinch as you ease back the trigger- you shouldn't even know when the shot goes off, just feel it. And you should see the strike on the target (more or less) as you do the 'follow through': keep the sight on target after the shot. (Same with a pistol: do the sights recoil to the target picture?) That is how you learn to 'call your shots'.
Now back to Mayberry's M-N. Cool. Learned some interesting stuff.
Oh, Point Blank Range, first. Federal Cartridge defines Point Blank Range as that distance from muzzle to point of zero to impact from zero where an eight inch drop is terminated. In other words, PBR (not the beer) is that distance your bullet drops to a depth of eight inches below the muzzle. But it ain't always that simple. The 'zero' is the deciding factor.
Using my 30-06 as an example: using 150 grain Federal bullets, I zero it to be 3 inches high at 100 yards. Using that zero, my PBR is from muzzle to 300 yards. That's the distance that, if I put up an eight inch plate, the bullet leaving the muzzle would hit the plate dead center, and at 175 yards will hit the top of the plate, while at 300 yards it will hit the bottom of the plate.
Clear as mud, huh? That's pretty much a simplified description of PBR and a battlesight zero. It gets a lot more complicated if you really want to get into it: wind direction/speed, air temp, clear/cloudy, cold bore or hot...a lifetime can be spent just learning this stuff.
All right, I promised Mayberry's M-N zero.
From what I found here>>> 7.62x54r Ammunition Evaluations , my estimate is he should zero about 175 yards for a ten inch plate out to 300 yards. Beyond that, gravity begins doing it's best thing: pulling hard. My example is with Czech ammo, 148 grain ball ammo. If he really wants to find out a more exact point of aim, he will have to go through the tables with one of his bullets to verify the headstamp markings, load, manufacturer and year of manufacture.
Still, it was fun to do some sneaking around and I want to thank Mayberry for giving me a fun hour of play. Thanks, Mayberry. :-D
Oh, hopefully some others out there with new M-Ns or other weapons, will find this a bit useful as well.
Bless God, God bless,
Shy
PS: I wonder if I should put that composite of Old Glory and my Marlin on the banner? Any thoughts?
Shy

Saturday, November 15, 2008

More food for the toilette...


This happened 2 Feb 08, but it's even more pertinent today. Keep an eye on this new 'leader' we have.
Running through my normal reading channels this evening and guess what I find.
This is one bill I remember absolutely nothing about, heard nothing of and knew nothing of. Not that my ear is always tuned to what's happening in politics- but at the time BHusseinO and Hillary were the 'big' news, not what was happening in the Senate or Congress. Goes to show what goes on in the background while the liberal MSM is keeping us 'otherwise occupied'.

This just passed yesterday (2 Feb 08) in the Senate. Obama and Hagel are the originators. If President Bush does not approve it, then Obama will have time after his coronation.
Includes:
1) A $845 billion 13 year total plan to ship money to the UN, so they can send it to poor countries. That has worked well in the past hasn't it.

2) Banning "small arms and light weapons" around the world, because there can be no peace without disarming law-abiding folks. The criminals will just turn in their weapons out of the goodness of their hearts and for the public good, of course.

3) The US to be part of the Kyoto treaty, as well as others.

This is in response to the UN's Millennium Declaration, which states that the UN is “the indispensable common house of the entire human family, through which we will seek to realize our universal aspirations for peace, cooperation and development.”

Glenn Beck's transcript of his talk on it is
here.

The UN's
Millennium Declaration calls for the following:

  • "currency transfer tax"
  • "tax on the rental value of land and natural resources"
  • "royalty on worldwide fossil energy projection — oil, natural gas, coal"
  • "fees for the commercial use of the oceans, fees for airplane use of the skies, fees for use of the electromagnetic spectrum, fees on foreign exchange transactions, and a tax on the carbon content of fuels"
  • "U.N. Arms register" of all small arms and light weapons
  • "peace education" covering "all levels from preschool through university"
  • "political control of the global economy"
  • goals call for implementing all U.N. treaties that the United States has never ratified, all of which set up U.N. monitoring committees to compromise American sovereignty
  • eliminate the veto and permanent membership on the security council, which would put us on par with any 3rd world dictator, even though we (the taxpayers) pay the majority of the upkeep on the UN
  • a standing UN Army

I don't know about any of you Wonderful People in ReaderLand know anything about this, but it just pisses me off that our soon-to-be CIC would commit this country to United Nations rule!

NOT to mention that- aha!- it includes, of course, gun control measures: the UN's idea of how civilians should be treated in the countries they dominate. And dominate they will. If there are still any people who don't think BHusseinO is going to try and take away their Constitutional rights, they're idiots (to be kind).

I agree he's going to have a difficult time of it, but if this kind of feces (I'm trying to clean up my language cuz I noticed a few ladies are reading) gets passed and UN troops in blue helmets are off-loaded onto American soil, how many are going to stand up and be counted?

Get the word out, Folks, contact all those elected officials who we know don't care about our wishes and let them know where you stand.

Then load your weapons and be ready to use them, cuz they're coming.

Bless God, God bless,

Shy




Thursday, November 13, 2008

Gun Control California Style



There are a lot who say "Gun control won't fly." I beg to differ. There are no ends to the ways lib democrats will go to cancel the Second Amendment.


If you doubt this, here's a look at recent California proposed legislation.

On Tuesday, April 8, the Assembly Public Safety Committee will consider legislation that would require gun owners to obtain a “permit-to-purchase” before buying handgun ammunition.

Introduced by State Assembly Member Kevin De Leon (D-45),
Assembly Bill 2062 puts ammunition sales in the crosshairs. AB2062 would require that law-abiding gun owners obtain a permit to buy handgun ammunition and would impose severe restrictions on the private transfers of handgun ammunition. Applicants for a “permit-to-purchase” would be required to submit to a background check, pay a $35 fee, and wait as long as 30 days to receive the permit.

Under AB2062, it would be unlawful to privately transfer more than 50 rounds of ammunition per month, even between family and friends, unless you are registered as a “handgun ammunition vendor” in the Department of Justice’s database. Ammunition retailers would have to be licensed and store ammunition in such a manner that it would be inaccessible to purchasers. The bill would also require vendors to keep a record of the transaction including the ammunition buyer’s name, driver’s license, the quantity, caliber and type of ammunition purchased, and right thumbprint, which would be submitted to the Department of Justice or the number of his handgun ammunition purchase permit. Vendors would be required to contact the purchase permit database, to verify the validity of a permit before completing a sale. All ammunition sales in the State of California would be subject to a $3 per transaction tax. Lastly, mail order ammunition sales would be prohibited. Any violator of AB2062 would be subject to civil fines.
(Provided by NRA/ILA).

My point here being that it isn't the firearms that have to be banned. Since such would cause quite a ruckus, if not a war, the libs in B Hussein O's cabinet will do all they can to insure there is no way for the civilian populace can fight back. They know that without ammunition, guns are expensive and cumbersome paperweights. So all those doubting loss of our Second Amendment better wake up and smell the coffee.
This is not the only technique available to them, either- just use your imagination. (No, I am not going to be like the 'free press' in this country and give the enemy ideas by disseminating my thoughts. They don't need my help, anyway.) Suffice to say, nay-sayers are being a bit narrow-minded if not entirely foolish.
Yes- some astute among you will notice the date(s) and realize this went through early this year. Now imagine the fed doing the same. Bye-bye ammo. So stock up while the stocking's good, regardless the cost.
Or buy several bows and a hundred arrows and learn to use them- which is a lot more painful and time consuming than using a firearm. Not that such would be a bad idea, IMNASHO, since arrows are reusable most of the time, easier to make than bullets and much more silent. Still, in CQB, give me a sidearm or long gun.
Keep your powder dry, Folks, and remember OpSec.
Bless God, God bless,
Shy

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

GovTrack: H.R. 6257: Text of Legislation, Introduced in House

This is probably old news to many but bears a repetition on every gun owner blog in the country. When checking it out, go to the progress of this legislation, note who sponsored it and the co-sponsors. Then tell me Obama's not going to get it passed. If you own a firearm you are going to be under scrutiny- and don't believe ATF doesn't have a list of who owns what. If you do, I have some seashore in Nevada to sell you, cheap.
P.E. Hussein has stated multiple times his intent to make a weapons ban his first priority. Couple this with his V.P.E.'s statements about being tested within six months of taking office and his decision 'seeming to be wrong and needing the continued support of his people', and the goal is obvious.

Can you spell 'U.N. intervention'?

He hasn't even taken office yet and I'm sick of this guy. He bodes no good will toward America or any of its inhabitants. Color me paranoid if you want- who really cares. Just get us out of the U.N. and get the U.N. out of America.

Bless God, God bless.

Shy

11 November 08

Ahhh, yes- thank God for the calm, understanding voice of reason coming from my woman's heart and urging me bide my time, to not get so excited and wait til 20 Jan to get excited as I promised.
Still, it's difficult for me to relax when I imagine my country being torn apart and attacked from within an without.
Also, thank all you calm, steady voices here in BlogLand.
Most of all, You Veterans out there: THANK YOU. May the Lord and Father of my Lord Jesus richly reward and bless each of you for the sacrifices you made on my part.
Happy Armistice Day, Everyone. Happy Veteran's Day, Vets. God bless.
Bless God, America.
Shy

United Nations Be Damned!





0200 and my head is spinning from all the implications of pending doom and gloom running rampant in my brain.


Reading World Net Daily this evening about P.E. Hussein Obama's meeting with President Bush about his transition and a comment caught my eye where-in P.E. Hussein asked "W" to allow passage of certain bills rather than veto them and slow down Hussein's transition.

Two comments on that: Hussein has balls big as cars if he really asked that; and "W" has less smarts than a box of rocks if he agrees or follows the request. Guess whose 'watch' will be blamed for any misfortune rebounding from passing these 'requested bills'? As much as many already hate "W", he'll be looked down even more radically as history marches on.

I can imagine some of these 'items' coming across "W's" desk: global warming tax; ammunition taxes; reinstating the assault weapons ban; higher fuel taxes; no drilling for oil anywhere on CONUS 'property'; abortion deregulation; legalization of homosexual marriages; creation of an Amero dollar; reenact the Fairness Doctrine; suspension or repeal of the Constitution (martial law), thereby negating any rights we citizens have for anything.

Big Brother Hussein is going to care for us.

Yeah- right. He can kiss my ass. (Here come the JBTs.)

What's been bothering me for months is B.Hussein even running for President, and now that he's elected the same points are bothering me even more. To whit: one of my sisters reminded me that God says we are to honor those who are given as leaders over us unless they have gone against the dictates of God Himself. It's her way of telling me to shut up and not rock the boat, honor the position if not the man.

But it's been bothering me more and more because, to my way of thinking, B.Hussein and all his ilk have already gone against the dictates of God's laws.

They began with abortion and have carried on with homosexual marriage and indoctrination of our children in schools, have denigrated God and His Word, repealed His commandments from our lives. Where does it end? Where is the line drawn that God says my government has crossed and I can be forgiven my disobedience to that government?

I look at the past election and see no honesty anywhere within the folds.

Many blogs and message boards have been lamenting the selection of B. Hussein to the highest position in the world. There are fears of his banning firearms and ammunition; of his using our own military and police against us; of interment camps where dissenters will be rewired. Too, there are those who poo-poo such thinking, declaring there's no way he could get the police or military to go against the Constitution or imprison Americans.

Oh? I ask.

Ever hear of the United Nations?

All B. Hussein need do is ask that body for military aid to quell any sort of rebellion against his form of governing and there'll be more foreign military in this country than American. And they will have no fear or qualms about killing American citizens! With our military spread so thinly across the globe, I see this easily happening the moment he suspends the Constitution. Too, I see foreign armies poised and more than willing to cross our borders. How many illegal immigrants will gladly join such a group to 'earn' their right to live here? And all he would need do is nullify the Constitution.

Add into the mix B. Hussein's 'civilian corps larger than the military'- do you think these ACORN folks will hesitate to shoot?

Coupled with the economic factors and blatant disregard for citizen wishes, I see the demise of the monetary system and adoption of an Amero/Euro system. Already rumors are flying about billions of taxpayer dollars being side-tracked to places unknown due to the wild bailouts going on.

Just what the hell is really going on in this country that we the people are so damnably unconcerned as to let all this shit slide? Undoubtedly, there is going to be rebellion by the very people who elected B. Hussein when they don't get their cars paid for, when their cupboards are barren, when their asses freeze, when they lose their paychecks to taxes and jobs because they were taxed to foreign nations. When they see third world nations getting all the aid they thought they were going to get.

Wait til January 20 and B. Hussein refuses to swear in on the Bible or uphold the Constitution, touts Islam as the one unifying religion and welcomes a New World Order.

We who didn't vote for him can sit back and get the last laugh.

Get a tent, Folks, or be hiding in caves.


Bless God, God bless-

EGADS am I rambling! Indicative of the turmoil within me, I guess.

Shy

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Honey Do List...




Wake up at 0530...eyes wide open...plan out day...


Roll off bed, plant feet on floor. Thank you, Lord, for one more day to try getting it right.


Walk to can, do duty. Back to kitchen, put on pot of coffee. Back to bath, hop in shower. Shave. Back to kitchen, coffee. Get dressed while downing first cup. Check loads in Nine's mag. Have more coffee. Too early to go yet. Another 90 minutes to go. The church is only half a mile away, plenty of time.


Chat with Love of Life a while.


No news today: no radio, no TV: today is the last of the ad crap. Just quiet- except Pup whines, wants out.


Drink more coffee, finish making plans for day:


1) Finish coffee


2) Load tackle into boat


3) Hook boat to truck


4) GO VOTE


5) Come home, eat breakfast


6) Go fishing and forget the rest of the day


7) NO news, radio, TV, papers till after midnite, if then


8) Come home, load some ammo


9) Get some speed drills done, live fire


10) Get ready for SHTF




Bless God, America.




Shy