Monthly Archives: January 2011

>’USMC Tentative Manual for Countering Irregular Threats’

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Read, save, and print a copy for future reference.

Ditto this subsequent version.

And add this classic to the stack as well.

>Two From American Mercenary

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Read and think about both pieces:

Successful Insurgents – A Thought Experiment

Five Types Of Insurgents

You are also reviewing your copy of this classic, aren’t you?

Tempus fugit.

>Denninger: I’m Stunned

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Karl scoffs at both sets of crew aboard the Imperial flying machine, as it continues to lose altitude.

Do you understand yet?

>Help ‘Injustice Everywhere’

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(h/t to Bill St. Clair for the graphic)

I am embarrassed that I missed this Codrea WoG piece earlier in the month.

Read it, please, and help if you can.

Injustice Everywhere is worth it.

>News From Anarcho Italy

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Read this short piece from the Mises Economic Blog, along with these two embedded articles:

Use Cash And Undermine The State And The Banksters

Italian Banks Wage ‘War On Cash’ As Consumers Pass On Plastic

Pay cash, and take your financial life offline.

Eliminate and then avoid debt.

Support the black market in all purchases, whenever possible.

Resist.

>Word

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From Mayberry.

>Denninger: Police….Fear?

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Read it all.

Sample:

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…But the people of this nation, including this state, are tired of the crap.

The problem for the peace officers of this nation is that we’re tired of all of the crap.

We’re tired of the crooks like this clown who thought shooting and killing an arresting officer was a good idea, and who the very same justice system let out of prison twice after he committed violent offenses. We’re tired of the crooks that are stealing houses and otherwise generally screwing the public by doing things like filing false affidavits or even just breaking in and changing locks, not even bothering with a court judgment first. And we’re tired of the crooks that are police officers who shoot and kill a man in Seattle who is whittling with a pocket knife or who kick down the wrong door in botched drug raids and in doing so shoot and kill innocent people.

You folks in the police forces are interested in only one of these sorts of crook but not the others, and when you’re after the first sort you really don’t give a shit how many innocent citizens’ rights you trample in the process. While we’re well-aware that the number of officers who do the latter are in the minority, the fact remains that law enforcement studiously evades applying the same standards to a cop who kicks down a door at the wrong house and shoots the occupant and the guy who commits a home invasion – even though both, when the wrong house is raided, are in fact the same thing and bring the same result to the victim.

This is a problem. See, if the Zombies come, and it appears you’re concerned they might, you’re outnumbered standing alone, especially when you let serial felons out of prison who appear to believe that rape and gunplay are sports…
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Choose wisely, officers.

>In The Crosshairs Of The Speech Police

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Go read the latest from Sultan Knish.

Sample:

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…Historically euphemisms have taken on the meaning of the underlying idea. So much so that today we often have no idea that many of the taboo words in our language started out as euphemisms. That is because language is a way to express ideas and emotions. A language which attempts to repress common human tendencies will be subverted by slang and eventually transformed by common use, no matter how much the grammarians may protest. Even in totalitarian states, it is the people who control the language, not the language which controls the people.

Believing that words can change reality is magical thinking that appeals to lunatics and tyrants who view other people as less than human, machines whose functions can be altered by inputting the right code…
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Read the rest.

You think you won’t face this problem?

Understand that the collectivists are only getting started.

Tempus fugit.

>More Stooges

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Read the NYT article as Furious Mike and other statists beg for more chains.

Buy a unpapered gun today where you can.

Transfer it, unpapered, to another right-minded person.

Do it as often as you can.

Resist.

>Upcoming RTC Opportunity In Florida

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Dan explains.

Event details:

Saturday, February 5 · 3:00pm – 7:00pm
Location: Craig Park Tarpon Springs, FL
Created By
Citizens Coalition for Police Accountability (CCPA)

So on Saturday February 5th, CCPA and other local organizations will be leading a march from Craig Park in Tarpon Springs, to the Tarpon Springs Police Station. This is in response to the arrest of William Kilgore, and the seizing of his property and my (Thomas Frain’s) property after William was video taping the police on a routine traffic stop. The police still refuse to give back the property, and the story changes every day, and the story of today is William’s phone is not in the property report but the video camera at least is. 

The story will be released on channel 10 news by Mike Deeson this coming Friday or Monday, and it will be discussed with Mr. Kilgore and a local attorney about the unlawfulness of the activity.

In response to these actions we request all copwatchers from the area, and concerned citizens, media, and sworn officers to attend the protest. We encourage all to bring signs and video cameras to show our support for police accountability. No police should fear accountability and transparency, and it is time we show the Tarpon Police, there city police is no different. We will be having possible guests such as Alex Snitker of Liberty Underground Radio where William will be appearing this friday from 9-11 am on am1340, and also former US Senate candidate on the Libertarian ticket, as well as members of the media, who recognize liberty and its importance!

So please join us Saturday, February 5th for this great event!!!

This story explains why we are having the event

by Adrian Wyllie

1787 Network

TARPON SPRINGS, FLORIDA – William Kilgore, a student at St. Petersburg College, commonly engages in a practice known as “cop watching,” which entails video recording police officers as they interact with citizens in public, for example during traffic stops.

On Saturday, January 15, 2011, Kilgore and his friend Thomas Frain, a student at USF, were doing just that as Tarpon Springs police officers stopped a vehicle on E. Tarpon Avenue in what appeared initially to be a routine traffic stop. Kilgore filmed the encounter from a public space about 100 feet away from the officers.

When officers searched the unidentified suspect’s vehicle, they found a controlled substance and arrested the driver on a felony possession charge. After TSPD had the suspect in custody, and the incident appeared to be over, Kilgore began to put away his camera. But that’s when events took a strange turn.

Kilgore and Frain were approached by TSPD officer Brian Switala and another officer, who demanded that Kilgore surrender his camera. The officers claimed that the recording was now evidence in a felony investigation, and the officers believed they had justification to seize it.

Kilgore, believing that he had protection under both the First and Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, refused to turn over the camera. “I knew they can’t just seize my property,” said Kilgore,

At that point, Officer Switala placed Kilgore under arrest, charging him with violating Florida Statute 843.02: Obstruction, resisting officer without violence, a first degree misdemeanor.

As Kilgore was being handcuffed, Frain took out his cell phone and began videotaping the arrest. At that point, the officers also seized Frain’s cell phone as “evidence” however, they did not arrest him.

In an interview with the 1787 Network, Captain Jeffrey Young of the TSPD claimed that officers were justified in seizing the cell phones from both men, along with Kilgore’s video camera. Young also said that Kilgore’s arrest was justified. He claimed that the officers could seize the evidence to prevent Kilgore and Frain from leaving the area and destroying the evidence.

Young said that the officers did not need a warrant to seize the camera and cell phones, but they will acquire a warrant in order to view the recordings.

However, local defense attorney Kevin Hayslett had a different view. “This is absurd,” said Hayslett.

Hayslett argued that F.S. 843.02 did not apply in the Kilgore incident, which applies only to cases where the officers were impeded in their duties. Since Kilgore and Frain were roughly 100 feet away, and only filming the arrest, they were in no way obstructing the officers.

Hayslett also pointed out that if police officers had the right to seize recording devices at will, then they could seize television news cameras or business surveillance cameras at without permission whenever those cameras recorded evidence in a felony. He said that police must obtain a warrant or subpoena to seize property or compel witness testimony.

Kilgore has been released from jail on $150 bond. His camera and cell phone, along with Frain’s cell phone, are being held by TSPD as evidence.

>Harvest Of Despair

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GardenSERF explains.

Read his piece, then watch the vids (trailer above; transcript here):

Part I

Part II

Part III

Part IV

Part V

Part VI

Of course, nothing like the Holodomor could happen here.

This is America, after all.

>Admiral Ackbar Says….*

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(click to enlarge)

From Chris Muir’s Day By Day.

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>SOTU Special Guest?

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Any bets that, at the very least, the White House hasn’t explored the possibility of a valiant guest appearance on the arms of her astronaut husband?

>And The Beat Goes On

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Read these two WaPo articles:

Virginia data show drop in criminal firepower during assault gun ban

The Hidden Life Of Guns

Now imagine the feeeeeeeelings when Congresswoman Giffords returns to the floor of the House to support legislation.

Do you understand yet?

>Volk On Freedom: Development Of A Theme

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Read both Oleg’s text and the related comments.

Do you understand yet?

>Codrea: ‘Gunwalker’ Investigators Should Watch For Smears And Focus On Leads

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David explains the latest.

>The Anti-Noonan

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As I continue to fume over this harridan’s blatherings, I remembered that Tam had done the definitive deconstruction of the topic earlier in the month.

Her piece is also a superb example of how the FreeFor should always fight (rhetorically and otherwise) on and with the ground/tactics/timing of its own choosing, rather than that offered by the Bad People.

Think hard on that point.

Reject their premise.

Resist.

>JDA: The Dirty Fed Quietly Rewrites Accounting Rules to Disallow Their Own Insolvency

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Junior Deputy Accountant gives a scathing report on the latest cons at the Fed.

Do you understand yet?

If not, here’s an old card game rule:

If you are in a game looking around the table to find the sucker who’s about to be fleeced, and you can’t find him, guess what?

You’re it.

>RTC Rally: Activists Hand Out Constitutions, 30rd AR ‘Freedom’ Mags At Atlanta Intersection

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Dan gives today’s after-action report.

>Filthy Menopausal Collectivist RINO Joins The Chorus

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Ed Rasimus does the rational work on this Manhattanite’s spew.

The PG-level language bar here at WRSA prohibits my full expression to Ms. Noonan (along with Mr. Cheney and others), so I will make do as follows:

No, Peggy.

No.

No matter what you, the rest of the intelligentsia, the Congress, or the President say.

No.

Order your Glock mags here.

Order your AR mags here.

And BTW, read Rawles’ analysis of McCarthy’s magazine bill.

Do you understand yet?

Then act consistently.