Southern Mountain YapFest & BBQ – Vogel State Park – 9 August 2014

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Offline for next 36 hours, so here’s the quick and dirty:

Where: Vogel State Park, Picnic Shelter #3

When: 9 August, 0800-1800 local

What: A chance to hear good speakers talk on freedom-related topics (agenda later) and chat with your neighbors

Chow: Jim’s Smokin’ Que

Hope to see you there. Last call for chow count via comments 1800 edt 30 July; no need to repeat if you have already indicated.

Max V: Night Vision – Practical Gear Use 1 by Chris

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Got NVG?

You should.

Read why.

Ol’ Remus: “…It’ll be like being pushed out of a tree in the dark—pain and terror every inch of the way…”

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Read the whole thing.

Only doing is doing.

WeaponsMan: The Clandestine Rifle Range

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Very interesting.

Food for thought once things get sporty.

Or Possibly Scabies…

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From the Earl of Taint.

We Call That “Freedom” Here In FUSA, Boy

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Stingray, the fake cell phone tower cops and carriers use to track your every move

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Glasnost

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US: Russia Violates 1987 Missile Test Treaty with Cruise Missile Test

ZH: “There is a war coming in Europe,” he said. “Do you really think this matters?”

Signs Of The Times

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Above from Drudge; below from Outbreak Otto, a long-time WRSA reader:

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Normally I’d say “Spread it near and far”, but in this case….

More

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ZH: Second US Doctor Infected With Ebola In Liberia, Which Shuts Down Borders To Slow Epidemic

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Bracken Sends

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Via FB.

Fundamental Transformation: It’s A Small World, After All [CAUTION:Non-Unseeable Pix At End Of Post]

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Weasel Zippers: Map Of Locations To Which Feds Are Shipping Illegal Alien Minors

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By the way, u r a h8ter and a waaaaacisss for what you are thinking now.

And here’s your new Leader come January, 2017:

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UPDATE 1510EDT 27 JUL 2014: VISINJURE warning posted per reader request, along with this follow-on pic:

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You’re welcome. :-)

More

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Via FB page of the Sierra Leone Ministry of Health and Sanitation:

Ministry of Health and Sanitation, Sierra Leone
18 hours ago
Ministry of Health and Sanitation

Ebola outbreak update: As of today, 26th July 2014, we have 116 cumulative number of survivors, 458 confirmed Ebola cases and 153 Ebola confirmed deaths. 82 patients are currently admitted at the Ebola treatment centers in Kenema and Kailahun.

The Ministry of Health & Sanitization and the World Health Organization have established a dedicated Ebola Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at the WHO Country Office in Freetown. The EOC is co-Directed by the Minister of Health, Ms. Miata Kargbo and the WHO Representative for Sierra Leone, Dr. Jacob Mufunda and consists of leaders and partners involved in our fight against Ebola.

The EOC will serve as the Sierra Leone National Central Command and Control Center for Outbreak Response activities and meets every day. The EOC members under the leadership of the Honourable Minister of Health and Sanitation unanimously decided at the July 24th 2014 meeting that the following actions be effected immediately:

• That the World Health Organisation (WHO) and MSF to take over the management of the Kenema treatment center
• WHO and MSF to bring more experts to run the treatment center in Kenema

The WHO Director General, Margaret Chan has upgraded the Ebola response in West Africa to a Grade 3, the highest level of any emergency response. A Grade 3 involves a multiple country event with a substantial public health consequence that requires a substantial WHO country office response and substantial international partner response. This means partners could deploy resources from other countries into the region

The EOC wishes the general public and all partners working in the healthcare sector to know that Dr. Sheikh Umar Khan is responding well to treatment.

CBC: Ebola outbreak – Nigeria begins screening for deadly virus

Bloomberg: U.S. Doctor Contracts Ebola in Liberia as Virus Reaches Nigeria

Open thread.

UAS

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Via USCROW.

Denninger: More On Apple’s “Security Issue”

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I am sure there is a non-evil explanation.

Yup.

Two From Guerrillamerica

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Movies, Doctrine & Intelligence Analysis

Why We Plan

Intelligence drives the fight.

Lovely

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CDC Interim Ebola Exposure Guidance For Airlines, Flight Crews

In addition, the Ministry of Health of Nigeria has reported the first probable case of EVD. According to the Nigeria authorities, the case is a 40-year-old Liberian male national who recently travelled to Nigeria where he presented in hospital with symptoms of EVD. The patient travelled by air and arrived in Lagos, Nigeria, on 20th July via Lomé, Togo. He was symptomatic while traveling, and was admitted to a private hospital immediately on arrival and died on 25 July. On 22 July, a sample was taken and preliminary laboratory analysis was conducted in the virology laboratory of Lagos University Teaching Hospital and tested positive for Ebola virus. The sample from this case is being referred to the WHO Collaborating Centre at the Institut Pasteur in Dakar, Senegal, for confirmation. The national authority in Nigeria is working closely with WHO and partners to ensure that this incident case is contained at the source.

Sure glad Lagos isn’t a major African hub for international flights.

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That would be bad, especially given the absence of reference to quarantine of the other passengers.

UPDATE 2245EDT 26 JUL 2014: See also this ZH recap.

Rules for Changing a Limited Republican Government into an Unlimited Hereditary One

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H/t to the reader who sent this classic.

Read it and see how close reality has hewed to the plan.

Admin Stuff – Yapfest

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Folks:

There will be a full posting on Yapfest on Monday. For now, I need a roughly-accurate headcount.

Please indicate how many you will be in comments, a la the following – single = “+1″, two = “+2″, etc.

Thanks.

In the meantime, the date is 9 August and the location is http://gastateparks.org/Vogel .

More Monday.

Quote Of The Month

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If we run into such debts as that we must be taxed in our meat and in our drink, in our necessaries and our comforts, in our labors and our amusements, for our callings and our creeds, as the people of England are, our people, like them, must come to labor sixteen hours in the twenty–four, and give the earnings of fifteen of these to the government for their debts and daily expenses; And the sixteen being insufficient to afford us bread, we must live, as they do now, on oatmeal and potatoes, have no time to think, no means of calling the mismanagers to account; But be glad to obtain subsistence by hiring ourselves to rivet their chains around the necks of our fellow sufferers; And this is the tendency of all human governments. A departure from principle in one instance becomes a precedent for a second, that second for a third, and so on ’til the bulk of society is reduced to mere automatons of misery, to have no sensibilities left but for sinning and suffering…and the forehorse of this frightful team is public debt. Taxation follows that, and in its train wretchedness and oppression.

Thomas Jefferson

Denninger: The Internet Of Things

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Guess what?

It will help the fascists and harm individual freedom.

Surprise!

The Irreplaceable Basis For A Prosperous And Decent Society Is (Private) Property

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H/t to Maggie’s Farm for this worthwhile essay.

Tyrants always – always – come after private property.

It’s how you know tyranny is afoot.

Kto, kgo?“, indeed.

The State Of The III Percent

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Eatgrueldog provides an update.

You can help here.

Vader 2016: In Your Heart, You Know He’s Right

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Anonymous Rebel sends:

Seen on Drudge:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/07/23/darth-vader-is-polling-higher-than-all-potential-2016-presidential-candidates/

Vader 2016 is already alive and well:

FB: Palpatine/Vader 2016

Appropriate graphic here:

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Besides, if you vote against Vader, then you’re voting against the dark side and a guy in head to toe black. And that would be just waaaaaacissst.

Quote Of The Week

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“It’s never too early to start slitting the throats of people attempting to harm you. Dawdle and you’ll see your own purple juice slucing through your fingers. Be a boyscout, always be prepared.

If everyone on the Warren Commission had been found along rural roads gutted and burning this country would be in a different position than it is today, a position more aligned with the constitution, if that’s your party favor of the day.”

– Ghostsniper, commenting at a painfully-proud post at the GVDL shop

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The Open Source Revolution Is Coming

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Read both the story and the paper.

The powers-that-be cannot control all that they must.

Or, as a reader has taught me:

Here comes everybody.