It’s the new Hate.
It’s the new Hate.
I’d argue that 2000 was the last one.
But I’m a buzzkill.
For those looking for The Plan Instead, dig on Mr. Marley:
Next course possible in Texas; contact K at that link for details.
GroundRod Primer Course Review
Please understand this review is being written by a non computer guy. I see computers as a tool and the less complicated the better. I need to be spoon fed information and repetition is required. In this class I got what I needed.
It is a two day course of non stop input, not rushed but ongoing. K did a great job in not let anyone get behind. He patiently answered questions and jumped in and helped when necessary. There was the full spectrum of students from casual computer user to some fairly high speed dudes in the class. I can safely say no one was bored.
The course started out with an explanation of what the threats are, defensive measures and physical counter measures. It was nice to have all of that in a nutshell. It was an eye opener to me, I knew some of the threats but not all of the threats we were introduced to.
A great explanation of what operating system to use and why. This was worth the price of admission. As a non techie guy, Linux was a known entity but I didn’t know much about it. I am now in the process of changing over to it.
A fantastic explanation of open source software proceeded. I finally understand why that it is so important to use open source products.
Then we proceeded into various pieces of software. Each was explained in detail, what it did, why we needed it and how to use it. Disc overwriting software, encryption software, Keyfiles, passwords and keys, wireless security, Internet protocols and such. We delved into VPN (virtual personal networks) which was of great interest to me. I am already running one. We went over the “Dark Net” and that could have been a day long study on its own. Tor was a good deal of time in the class and for good reason. Meta data was an interesting study and how it is used against you. Web browsers were discussed the pros and cons of many of the popular offerings.
Email was of course a popular topic and the inherent risks of using that. Encrypted chat was discussed, setup and used. Constructing, managing and storing passwords and the software to do all of that was setup and used. Steganography was discussed and demonstrated – awesome field of study.
We ran Tails and rummaged through a lot of modification, setup and running that. I have that running since the class.
Last but not least, Bitcoin was discussed and demonstrated in great detail. I was completely enthralled with that topic and am starting to use that also.
All in all you are given a fantastic overview and taste for computer security and how to establish pretty secure communications using your computer. I believe I have 20 pages of notes and suggestions for study in my notebook for further implementation and use.
If you are not sure the course is worth the time and money it will consume I believe I can say from my vantage point it was worth that and much more. I told K to sign me up for the followup course to this one.
Hopefully I will have this one digested by then.
The Global Counterjihad Movement exists in no small part because of the efforts of folks like the GoV team.
Friends like that are hard to find.
And deserve your support, if you can help.
And the job is almost complete – on a country-wide level, at least.
Your neighborhood is now your country.
And time is flying.
…People do not go from happy to bloody revolt overnight. It’s a process and the early stages are warnings, at least they should be viewed as warnings. If the people in Washington insist on flooding the country with helot labor, despite what’s happening in the election, the people are going to insist on building scaffolds in Washington…
Bipartisanship is just a noose on both ends of the rope.
Keep on keeping on.
Remember this billboard:
MVT is introducing three new events, with no training prerequisites. Utilizing UTM man-marker rounds (Force on Force ammunition) allows those who are not Combat Team Tactics class graduates to be introduced to training without live fire safety concerns. This will make training more accessible and also allow people to experience the MVT training facility, and understand the need for training.
A new Run n Gun competition event will be introduced on the Fridays prior to Force on Force Team Tactics weekends.
In the afternoon, there will be an approximate 4 hour class on Tactical Clearance (CQB) utilizing the UTM FoF munitions (AR 5.56 only).
There are no prerequisites for these classes. There is no competitor limit on the Run n Gun. There are limited spaces available on the CQB class, due to numbers of UTM bolts and available cadre. Each of these classes can be taken singly, or combined with the other classes.
The Force on Force Team Tactics class is an excellent training experience and is run exclusively with the UTM Man Marker Rounds. There are no live fire safety concerns and it is the closest you will experience to a real firefight without actually being in one. There are no longer training prerequisites to attend this class. You can combine this with the Friday activities, or simply attend the FoF Team Tactics weekend.
Class prices include the cost of the UTM ammunition, but you will not expend live ammunition (excepting the Run n Gun.)
Run n Gun / FoF CQB events are scheduled for 30 September and 11 November.
FoF Team Tactics classes are scheduled for 25/26 June (no preceding Run n Gun event), 1/2 October, 12/13 November.
From the new page:
AM: MVT Run n Gun.
PM: UTM Force on Force CQB (Tactical Clearance) Class.
Saturday / Sunday: Force on Force Team Tactics Class.
MVT Run n Gun Outline:
The event will be run over an arduous / hilly route at the Velocity Training Center (VTC) near Romney, West Virginia. It will consist of a run / walk at individual best effort over a pre-defined route (distance TBD), which will include shoot stations (likely 2). The final shoot station will be the shoot from the MVT Rifleman Challenge.
This will be run as a competition with placement from both the run and shoot adding up to final scores. There is no pre-requisite for this event, it is open to all comers. There are no limits on numbers of competitors.
It is likely that there will two classes of competitors:
‘Fun’ with no gear or weight requirements, only a requirement to carry a rifle and specified amounts of ammunition.
‘Competitor’ with a specific weight / gear requirement in addition to the rifle and ammunition.
The event is under development and the page will be modified as appropriate.
Cost: Likely $50 entry fee. Directions to the VTC emailed on receipt of fees.
UTM Force on Force CQB:
In the afternoon there will be a voluntary 4 hour period of instruction in CQB, utilizing the UTM FoF ammunition (AR 5.56 rifles only). This will be similar to the CQB instruction that takes place on the MVT Rifleman Challenge, but utilizing UTM Force on Force ammunition. This will be an instructional period on Tactical Clearance with some controlled CQB scenarios at the end. Places will be limited due to the number of UTM bolts available. First come first served.
Cost: Likely $100 class fee + $200 UTM ammunition fee (you will not use live ammunition).
Force on Force Team Tactics Weekends:
The Run n Gun is currently scheduled to run on Fridays the day before FoF Team Tactics Classes. It can be booked with or without the FoF weekend. There is no training prerequisite for the FoF Team Tactics events. The next FoF Team Tactics Class is on the 25 / 26 June (with no accompanying Run n Gun).
MVT Run n Gun / Force on Force CQB Single Day Events: http://www.maxvelocitytactical.com/2016/05/mvt-run-n-gun-force-on-force-cqb-single-day-events/
Force on Force (FoF) Team Tactics: http://www.maxvelocitytactical.com/tactical-training/tactical-classes/force-on-force-fof-team-tactics/
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From over the transom:
A Tale of Tom, Dick and Harry
The patriot movement, or whatever it’s called these days, is a huge, formidable force, ready and trained to meet any obstacle, any foe, anything. Just ask them. They’ll tell you. In fact, a good portion of the visible people in the movement, truth be told, are a lot like three guys named Tom, Dick and Harry.
You’ve got Tom, who says he’ll leave a pile of bodies on his front porch if anyone shows up to take his guns—but until then, he’ll be running his mouth on various blogs and honing his meme speed posting skills. His favorite kind of memes are the sheepdog ones. Well, that and anything with the words “III%” or “brother” on it. He runs a few groups on Facebook and makes sure to “vet” people before adding them; Tom’s pretty conscientious, so he checks to make sure they post memes and “liberty content” too before adding them. He likes to say it’s time to “take the country back,” to RISE UP AND GO FIGHT!!!!; most of his posts make you wonder if he somehow mixed up the concepts of “offense” and “defense” or is simply just lazy and/or instigating. He says he’s ready to go TEAR SHIT UP…just as soon as someone stands up to lead the rebellion. In the meantime, he’ll be on his porch waiting for someone to come take his guns.
Tom’s friend Dick spends his weekends wearing face paint and running through the woods in repeated iterations of basic stuff he already knows because it’s a much bigger self-esteem boost than actually learning something he isn’t currently familiar with. Dick thinks Tom is a lazy bastard, and yells at him to “get off the porch” and do “real shit.” Dick never met a tactical class or FTX he didn’t like, and he has all the best gear. His favorite saying is “Everyone wants to be a patriot until it’s time to do patriot shit.” And Dick is doing some REAL PATRIOT SHIT. His T-shirts, loudly proclaiming that he would totally END YOU if you try to take his guns, may not cover his 400-lb belly adequately but as he’ll tell you, he’s a force of nature. He even designed his own hand-to-hand combat style. Dick can kill you with one hand while eating Twinkies with the other. He says he learned how when he was in the SEALs, as a Ranger with “Force Recon Delta” while doing “clandestine missions for the CIA.” He’s in a ‘militia’ unit, and he publicizes all of his group’s activities because he says they don’t have anything to hide. His profile picture is him decked out in camo, holding a rifle and a machete with a surly look on his face.
Dick’s cousin Harry thinks both Tom and Dick are troglodytes. He’s a rally-goer and ‘fights for our rights.’ He’s at all the events, holding the signs and whatnot. He uses social media to browbeat people into calling and writing their elected representatives, because in his heart he believes that if we can just get the right guy into the White House, this whole crisis can be averted. He’s on Facebook too, but he’s usually networking and organizing the next event. Every few months or so, he posts a dramatic exit post in which he laments over the “state of the movement” and whines that he’s the ONLY ONE DOING ANYTHING, and threatens to quit. The post always nets a bunch of supportive “please don’t go, you’re so important” comments and eventually Dick ends up staying. His profile photo is him with his favorite presidential candidate, cheesing like a Cheshire cat.
Tom, Dick and Harry encapsulate a lot of things about the movement. Like it or not, we probably all know these guys; if we’re honest with ourselves, some of us need to admit we ARE those guys, at least to some extent. Now let’s talk about Stan.
Stan isn’t related to Tom, Dick or Harry; in fact, they probably don’t even know him that well. Stan doesn’t own any shirts or morale patches, doesn’t have any bumper stickers on his car, and doesn’t go to any rallies. Stan probably doesn’t even have Facebook; if he does, he uses it rarely, and mostly just lurks. Sometimes when people ask him what he’d do in a SHTF situation he looks a bit nervous and says, “Whatever I can, I guess.” He’s just a regular guy; loves his family, takes care of his kids, goes to work, and just lives his life. He’s pretty boring.
Except he’s not boring at all.
Stan** is part of a 7-person group, and he’s in charge of a very important job. He maintains resources all over his area, including 2 safe houses. He knows exactly how much food, water, and supplies his group needs, where the gaps are, and who knows how to do what in his group. He’s worked with the intelligence guy in his group to identify strategic resources in the area, and where the safest places are to store things they might need later. He has a network of contacts, skills, and abilities. Like Morgan Freeman in Shawshank Redemption, Stan is the guy that can get you things.
The other members of his group have other jobs; one of them is the secondary to Stan…and Stan is a secondary to someone else. His group—without a leader or figurehead—is all trained on security protocols for online communications, and they never let their ‘work’ environment cross over into their ‘regular’ lives.
Stan and his group have the capability to engage in a host of activities at a moment’s notice, wherever they happen to be when it’s required to act. They have plans and more plans; they practice those plans and each person understands their primary and secondary role. They don’t have a Facebook page or Twitter account, and they don’t talk about things they’ve done, even with the other members they did those things with. And…they’ve done some things.
Once they plastered posters stating that “TAXATION IS THEFT” all over their local college campus. They used Pet brand milk, as mentioned by an old school activist, to ensure that their handwork was stuck there forever. That was about 2 years ago, and they smile to themselves when they walk by the posters—all of which are still there.
Another time, they made little cards, about the size of a business card, with the words “Are you really free? Look around,” and put them in every single 12-pack of pop and beer in stock at their local grocery stores. Still another time, they made business cards for the 100 Heads Life and Casualty Company and put them on the car windshields of every elected official in the state legislature. LaVoy Finicum’s name was listed as the agent. When activities like these were finished, they were never spoken of again.
Stan’s group does not need attention, and prefers that no one know what they are, who they are, or what they’re doing. They know how to cover their online tracks, practice good tradecraft, mix technology with ‘analog’ old school methods, and just generally wreak havoc of the good variety. Two of them are even members of Moms Demand Action; they like to go to the meetings and get information so their group can mess with them later (such as volunteering to pass out pamphlets in the neighborhood and ensuring none of them actually reach their destination, or accidentally deleting the contacts database). Their group isn’t all the same color, and they don’t agree on a lot of things. They do, however, teach each other and work together.
All in all, Stan and his group operate in a world where no one gets to stand up and get recognized for their contributions. No lawmakers applaud them, no Facebook community puts up links to their exploits and lauds or condemns them; in reality, if anyone met Stan at a rally, they’d think, ‘gee, what a boring guy. It’s almost like he doesn’t even WANT liberty.” In reality, Stan dearly loves liberty, and he’s willing to set aside his own ego to help further its cause.
Which of the four men are the most effective? Who is most needed, most valuable?
We all are at least a little bit like Tom, Dick and Harry. A lot of us should be a lot more like Stan.
**Stan is obviously, like all the guys in this tale, more a composite than anything. The exploits of his group are mostly made up.
Can run and gun with the Big Dogs.
Can also teach your wife and daughters appropriately, transferring skills and knowledge without inducing panic.
Highly recommended, especially in the WNC/North GA/East TN oblast.
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…the breadth and scope of an officer such as Von Schell dwarfs what we see in America today. We have a force [today] that is heavily driven into COIN (Counterinsurgency) and as heavy motorized infantry supported by a vast fires capability. What Von Schell provides is insight as to how it goes when those luxuries did not exist. In short, what many envision a post SHTF world would look like tactically and operationally…