Monthly Archives: December 2010

>America In Revolt

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Read the latest from TL Davis.

As noted in this article:

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…If the other guy walks up to you and starts punching you in the face, then you are already in a fight, whether you want this or not. If you do not defend yourself properly then you have already lost…
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Enjoy the holidays.

These are the good old days.

Remember that.

>JDA: The Dirty Fed Who Tried (And Failed) To Steal Christmas

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Junior Deputy Accountant points to another small victory against Leviathan.

Note what backed the Fed globobankers off.

“By any means necessary” means exactly that — just as there are no limits on the noisy end of the action spectrum, freedom-lovers should not neglect the quieter side either.

There is no substitute for victory.

In big things and small.

>A Reminder

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From Alvie at The Cliffs of Insanity, along with an historical footnote.

>Good News

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Governor Christie commutes Brian Aitken’s sentence.

Thanks to those who called and/or wrote.

>Shenandoah: Municide Update

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JohnGaltFLA’s latest is worth a read prior to the Christmas get-togethers with friends and family.

Folks who aren’t stashing food, ammo, water purification gear, heirloom seeds, meds, hand tools, and trade goods had best get hopping.

And retirees?

Their pensions are likely toast in many cases.

Really.

Rig for storm, folks.

2011 will feature the return of many economic chickens to the roost, coupled with the angry thrashings of a wounded narcissist and his minions.

>Codrea: Fight ATF’s Latest Power Grab

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David calls the play on opposition to the BATFE’s latest turf expansion.

I know things are bad.

I realize the odds.

Do it anyway.

I have.

>Orwell Was An Optimist

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Read this and watch this vid.

Now read this WaPo article, please.

Do you understand yet?

And remember — the Bad People know that the few Americans who remain will – in all probability – not resist, at least in any sort of meaningful, distributed, sustained way.

Hence:

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The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power. Not wealth or luxury or long life or happiness: only power, pure power. What pure power means you will understand presently. We are different from all the oligarchies of the past, in that we know what we are doing. All the others, even those who resembled ourselves, were cowards and hypocrites. The German Nazis and the Russian Communists came very close to us in their methods, but they never had the courage to recognize their own motives. They pretended, perhaps they even believed, that they had seized power unwillingly and for a limited time, and that just round the corner there lay a paradise where human beings would be free and equal. 


We are not like that. We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it. 


Power is not a means; it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. 


The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power…
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Any questions?

>Codrea: GIGO

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David explains.

>Big Food Wins

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Instapundit posted this story last night re S 510, the “FDA Food Safety Modernization Act”.

Any doubt the lame-duck House will approve?

No worries, though.

I’m sure the FDA, along with Monsanto, ADM, and Cargill, all have my best interests in mind.

Besides, the Bowl games and the playoffs are about to begin.

Something like this or this could never happen here in Amerika, especially to regime opponents.

We’re protected by the Constitution, don’t ya know….

>Amerika

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Will Grigg’s latest is worth your time.

Lee Greenwood would disagree.

Do you?

>Free Forces S2

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We’re open, even though we are still under construction.

Volunteers: Take a look at the resources in the right margin of the Free ForcesS2 site. Choose one of them as your daily read; if you have suggestions as to additions, please send them to freefors2@gmail.com.

Once you have your selection and have advised us of same via email, scan your periodical at least twice in a 24-hour period, looking for stories of significance in the following categories:

– African Economics and Politics
– Domestic (US and Canadian) Economy and Politics
– Domestic Space Activities
– Eurasian Economics and Politics
– Foreign Military Issues
– Foreign Space Activities
– Pan Asian Economics and Politics
– South/Central American and Mexican Economics and Politics
– Terrorism, with an emphasis on Islamic terror
– US Freedom Issues
– US Military Issues
– US/Foreign Relations
– World Energy Issues
– World Freedom Issues
– World Health Issues

Two key guidelines:

– Look for new info: Repetition of stories and fact sets already in the media doesn’t really help anyone. Fresh info — and even more importantly, fresh stories — are a huge help to all.

– “What” and “Why Should I Care?“: As you write up your synopsis, remember to have two issues addressed. First is a brief fact summary, letting the reader decide whether this story is worth the time. Second is the answer to the eternal question “So what?” — tell the reader why the story matters. Max length of a good synopsis is three sentences; strive for less while still hitting these marks, always. Good examples are found in the Gates of Vienna daily updates.

Visitors:  Along with being patient while we spin up, please use the same freefors2@gmail.com email address to give us new resources for monitoring and constructive feedback. For now, the best way to review our work is to click in the right margin on the topics that interest you. We’ll work on a more user-friendly access method as we evolve.

Forward.

>JPFO: New BATFE Regs Sought Re Multi-Gun Purchases

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JPFO has the story.

Wonder why BATFE is pushing for the regs by 5 January?

>The Devil’s Christmas Letter To America

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From Charles Hugh Smith:

The Devil pens a Christmas letter.


Through means I am unable to disclose, I have obtained a copy of the Devil’s Christmas letter. Yes, Satan too sends a Yule letter, and no, I was not on his mailing list. I think Satan’s Holiday cheer should give us all pause.

To my fallen angels Beelzebub, Lucifer and Leviathan, princes of Hell’s demons, and to my minions, lackeys, toadies and sycophants on Earth: 

As you know, this time of year usually finds me quite despondent, as the Prince of Peace’s influence waxes most atrociously around his birthday. But this year I am in fine spirits, nay, let me even declare myself absolutely giddy, for the destruction of the United States of America draws ever nearer. 

Though my minions have long sown festering seeds of hate and disharmony in that now-benighted land, only recently have my favored weapons of destruction–leverage, debt, half-truths and endless, preening justifications for greed, sloth, lust, pride, envy, anger and gluttony–have been unleashed to worm their way into the stricken heart of that Republic. 

My most treasured hopes of destitution and conflict in the U.S.A. are nearing fruition. 

First, my minions in the Federal Reserve–such loyal servants!–and the Federal government have unleashed a veritable orgy of leverage and debt upon the land, spreading ruination under the false guise of prosperity. What a delicious irony, that the fools doomed to eternal damnation in my Empire believe themselves prosperous as they absorb the poison of exponentially rising leverage and debt. 

They have made a mockery of the rule of law, openly flouting it by letting financial crimes go not just unpunished but rewarded. The blatant injustice that roams the land like a foul, slobbering beast–there are two sets of laws and two sets of books now, one for the financial Elites and their political toadies, and another one for the tax donkeys beneath them–this will eventually ignite the firestorm I seek. 

American extravagance has surpassed even my highest expectations, as purveyors of luxury goods reap record profits, and the childish desire for instant gratification has become the unspoken ruler of the land. Convenience is now worshipped as a god, sitting triumphant beside entitlement, greed and willful ignorance. 

Convenience is, as you all know, the name of a peculiarly slick slide into Hell…

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Read the rest.

>Codrea: Police Treat Bumper Sticker As PC

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Go and read David’s latest Examiner column.

What’s on your bumper?

>The Implacable Enemy

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Colonel B. Bunny at Eternity Road links to this article by JR Nyquist; excerpt:

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…There are enemies out there, and we are quite obviously embarrassed to admit that these enemies are Communist. One might even think, with such an admission, that we didn’t win the Cold War; that Reagan failed to bring down the Evil Empire. I cannot resist pointing out, once again, that the Russian government hasn’t buried Lenin; and they had a perfectly good opportunity to bury him when they buried Czar Nicholas II on 17 July 1998 (emphasis added – WRSA). Far from seeking peace, even now, the Russian government has announced its readiness to deploy a new generation of nuclear warheads and missiles; in fact, I received a report last week about a Third World businessman who recently traveled to a secret city in Russia where they were making strategic weapons, and where the KGB was alive and well, and where Russian military officers heaped scorn upon United States…
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Read both pieces, along with the embedded links.

“We’ve Only Just Begun” ain’t just a Karen Carpenter ballad.

>The Depraved And The Deprived

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Read all of this Sultan Knish post; excerpt:

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…When you replace the morality with class warfare, you also replace good and evil with poor and rich. Actions are no longer good or bad, except within the context of class. Murder is a crime for the rich, but not for the poor, or the rich who claim to be fighting for the poor.

Under class warfare morality, there are two types of criminals. The depraved and the deprived. The depraved are well off. The deprived are not. When the former commit a crime, it is because they are depraved. When the latter commit a crime, it is because they are deprived. And being deprived, they bear no responsibility for what they do.

The practical application of this form of left-wing morality is all around us. When justifying terrorism, the left argues that the terrorists are deprived, but the soldiers who shoot them are depraved. The Israeli civilians who are murdered by terrorists are depraved, on the other hand the poor starving Hamas supporters of Gaza are only deprived. The left holds that the root cause of terrorism is deprivation. On the other hand those who fight terrorists are depraved, because they kill them, instead of giving them what they want and ending their deprivation.

The same model was commonly used by liberals for domestic crime. Criminals were deprived. Their victims were depraved. The robber, the rapist and the murderer became heroes, fighting against oppression. Their victims were the oppressors, no matter whether they were bank tellers, college students or just random passerby. By not being deprived, they were automatically found guilty of being depraved. And even if their liberal credentials were in order, the liberal credentials of the deprived were always better…
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Watch what is coming to these shores soon:

And remember: these demos — in the EU now and in the US later — will be funded and attended by leftists who will be insisting on more governmental programs, no matter what the cost.

Think about the commonality of real interests between the “opponents” and “target government”.

Do you understand yet?

>More On The Open-Source Project: 5WH

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What: A clipping service (or “Drudge for right-minders”) in which volunteers read assigned (usually self-chosen) periodicals (domestic, foreign, and technical, where relevant), providing links to original source and a brief (4-5 sentences, max) synopsis that will be posted to the website (which opens within the next week).

Later upgrades (on a crawl-walk-run evolution) will include analysis and synthesis, each with an emphasis on good reporting, citations to source materials, and sober fact-facing.

Why: A lot of hard work goes into maintaining existing internet resources for the FreeFor. More eyes and brains will help make sure that we don’t miss key information from around the world, especially as things devolve here in the States and the American propaganda organs increase volume to 11.

Who: You, if you are willing. Folks with relevant backgrounds and/or deep interest may get to choose specific periodicals and/or subjects. The editors will do what we can to make sure you can make a meaningful contribution.

When: No promises, but we hope to be live within the next week (i.e., by Christmas Eve Eastern standard time).

Where: The editors maintain freefors2@gmail.com as the project’s email address. Volunteers should report there if they have not yet received an acknowledgment from us.

How: Let’s assume I have chosen/been assigned the Japan Times. Each day, I will scan the edition (at least twice a day, to catch updates) for stories of interest in the following areas (these will evolve over time):

African Economics and Politics
Domestic (US and Canadian) Economy and Politics
Domestic Space Activities
Eurasian Economics and Politics
Foreign Military Issues
Foreign Space Activities
Pan Asian Economics and Politics
South/Central American and Mexican Economics and Politics
Terrorism, with an emphasis on Islamic terror
US Freedom Issues
US Military Issues
US/Foreign Relations
World Freedom Issues

Let’s assume today, I see a story in the JT regarding Islamists gaining greater control in the Philippines.

I’d assemble a brief, factual synopsis, ending with the direct link to the story:

Muslim terror forces gain increasing leverage in Mindanao, Panawan, and Samar by exploiting public officials’ corruption. http://www.japantimes.co.jp/philippines/islamistsgain.html

Once that’s done, I’d just send it to freefors2@gmail.com with the subject line “Terrorism – Philippines”. The editors will then review, correct any typos, and include in the next blog post.

We’ll be evolving as time proceeds, and we may even find that no one gets any benefits from the effort.

But let’s try it for a while.

Forward.

>A Tell?

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When the NYT (no direct link due to their silly registration policy) notes newfound attention to nuclear detonation survival, we have entered an interesting new phase of the 21st century.

Here’s the document referenced in the article.

A more realistic, less happy-talk (e.g., modeling effects of weapons greater than 10kt) presentation is here:

Vulnerability of populations and the urban health care systems to nuclear weapon attack – examples from four American cities

Maybe it’s clear now why this resource has been in the WRSA left margin since launch.

But remember — 85% of nuclear weapons effects are heat and blast.

The hard work comes in the aftermath — not from radiation so much as the consequences of a devastated society.

See this excerpt from the “Vulnerability” resource above:

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…The nationwide trend of locating a majority of the major urban health care institutions in downtown areas would result in a staggering loss of the total institutional health care delivery following nuclear weapon use. Data is shown for the four example cities in Table 4, though we have seen very similar results in the 20 largest U.S. urban areas (data not shown).

The four cities in Table 4 show 50–56% loss of hospital beds within a 20 mile radius of a 550 Kt detonation, and a 41–43% loss of beds at a 40 mile radius from a downtown ground zero. These results are strikingly similar in view of the very different geographic and demographic landscapes of these four cities. When considering the actual number of hospitals lost, Washington D.C., New York, and Chicago are similar in magnitude of the percentage of hospitals lost, between 41–48% within 20 miles, and 33–37% lost within 40 miles of the detonation. Atlanta, which is the smallest city of the test sample, had a smaller percentage of hospitals lost compared to the others. Due to the pattern of having the larger hospitals in the downtown area, Atlanta still had a similar percentage of bed loss, even though the number of hospitals lost overall was smaller…
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Are you ready?

Burt is:

>Stooges

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From the Tuesday edition of Balko’s Agitator morning recap comes this emetic collection of collaborator wear.

I heart them all, but my fave is here:

The John D. Rockefeller “I heart taxes” coffee cup.

No, I am not making this up.

>Free Brian Aitken

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David explains.

Make the call tomorrow please to Governor Christie’s office at 609-292-6000.