Monthly Archives: February 2011

>As An Apocalypse, It’s A Pretty Good Show

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TL Davis gazes into the near-term crystal ball.

I’m sure he’s just being overly dramatic.

Not.

Are you ready?

And would you pass the popcorn?

>How Deep Is Our Debt Hole?

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Please read and click on all elements of this multimedia post by Donald Sensing, which begins with the vid above.

Note that even these numbers cited in the Sensing post are conservative, given that Dallas Fed President Richard Fisher estimated aggregate unfunded FedGov liabilities in May, 2008 (i.e., pre-TARP, pre-Stimulus I and II, and pre-Obamacare) at $99.2 trillion:

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…No combination of tax hikes and spending cuts, though, will change the total burden borne by current and future generations. For the existing unfunded liabilities to be covered in the end, someone must pay $99.2 trillion more or receive $99.2 trillion less than they have been currently promised. This is a cold, hard fact. The decision we must make is whether to shoulder a substantial portion of that burden today or compel future generations to bear its full weight…
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For those of you who have not abandoned the effort to educate those who should be your allies, Sensing’s post (and Fisher’s speech) are excellent resources.

If you can get them to watch, absorb, and comprehend both the reality and the horrific, inevitable consequences.

We’re falling with style, indeed.

Keep your feet, ankles, and knees together, with your eyes on the horizon, then commence your PLF upon impact.

There will be no do-overs.

>Pharoahs And Fairy Tales

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Please read Mark Steyn’s latest, along with his brief recap from last week.

And ask yourself why you don’t see more coverage from American media outlets re the ongoing and growing protests in Yemen, Bahrain, Iran, and Tunisia.

You don’t need a musulman to know which way the wind blows…..

>Gunrunner: An Open Letter To Matt Drudge

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Alvie says it better than I could.

Suggestion: Take the substance of Alvie’s letter, along with David’s automatically-updated log of his and Mike’s work in the case, and send same not only to Drudge, but also to the following media outlet email addresses:

Al Jazeera English: press.int@aljazeera.net

Russia Today: RT-US@rttv.ru

Radio Netherlands Worldwide: (click on link to access contact form)

Deutsche Welle: info@dw-world.de

Xinhua: xxp69@xinhuanet.com

Times of India: (click on link to access contact form)

Asia Times: write@atimes.com

Australian Broadcasting Corporation: (click on link to access contact form)

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation: (click on link to access contact form)

British Broadcasting Corporation (click on link to access contact form)

You may want to tweak your introduction a bit for each outlet (e.g., “I am sure your readers in Germany and across the world want to know how far the corruption in the US Department of Justice goes, and whether or not Attorney General Holder or President Obama have already participated in the cover-up.“) so as to sex up your tip a bit.

Fire when ready.

Keep it up.

>Interview With Stanley Kurtz

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Malone Vandam links to this interview with Stanley Kurtz, author of Radical-in- Chief: Barack Obama and the Untold Story of American Socialism.

Worthwhile, but I still stick on the belief that the most dangerous socialists in America are the individual and corporate recipients of agricultural, social welfare, and defense/security transfer payments from the FedGov under both Democratic and Republican regimes.

In other words, Farmer Brown, Grandma, and your buddy at Lockheed Martin are the real problem.

What is your plan for those parasites?

>Sultan Knish: No Signs Of Intelligence

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This recent post by Sultan Knish is a gem; sample:

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…Even if the American people manage to drive him out of the White House in 2012, he will leave behind an ugly mess to clean up. American prestige is at its lowest point in history. Our allies don’t trust us. Our enemies are slapping us around. The United States was fortunate to have a Reagan to replace Carter, a strong leader who restored and burnished the nation’s standing. The situation wouldn’t have been salvaged nearly as well if Howard Baker or George H.W. Bush had won instead. A Republican who ran for the presidency in 2008 only had to carry on, but in 2012 he will have clean up duty. And there’s no telling how much he will have to clean up. We will need a strong leader who can think on his or her feet, and has the courage to make a clean break with the last 4 years…
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Read it all.

>A Tipping Point Is Nearing

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This American Thinker piece lays out parts of the puzzle.

But the essential piece — the piece that will soon destroy us — is the systemic denial on the topic of debt and deficits discussed in this AJC column by a Hoover fellow and evidenced by the delusional celebration over the Republican House’s planned $100 billion in budget cuts for next year.

So let me get this straight — Americans are supposed to be impressed by the Dead Elephants’ willingness to cut less than 10% of the current deficit, every cent of which is being borrowed from, among others, our strategic competitors?

Denninger called it right, for sure.

Time to face ground truth, folks.

1) We’re completely screwed.

2) Most people on this continent (I won’t dignify them by calling them “Americans”) will not resist, but instead accept the chains/RFIDs of their new masters with, at most, some grumbling.

3) The new masters will attempt to eradicate the few of us who understand, as witnesses to the biggest crime in human history.

If that grim prognosis doesn’t push you into serious PT, gear dispersal, and other DEFCON 2 preps, I don’t know what will.

Good luck to all.

And to those who are responsible:

Your time will come.

(click to enlarge; make your own ChiCom apprehension poster here)

>We Are The Men Of Our Times

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TL Davis states the issues.

Read it all, and affirm your choices.

Forward.

>Cold Weather Ops

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Two quick reads:

GardenSERF: Six Degrees of Shooting

Arctic Patriot: At The Range At -25F

Do you know if any of your gear will work in the chill?

Only one way to make sure….practice in the real world.

These guys didn’t.

>Spengler: Chinese Weather On Tahrir Square

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In the Asia Times, Spengler ties together some strategic loose ends re Egypt:

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…Not until June will we know the extent of the damage to China’s winter wheat crop, virtually all its production. Extremely low rainfall this winter parched more than 5 million hectares of 14 million hectares planted, and the next few weeks’ weather will determine if the world faces a real shortage of the staff of life…
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Got food?

And does anyone have a clue where the US foreign aid described will originate?

Be sure to check out the Oswald Spengler quote at the end of the piece.

>Talking To Attorneys (And Everyone Else)

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Rick Horowitz blogs on the importance of keeping your frigging piehole shut, no matter what, with regard to the po-po and everyone else.

Any questions, see rule #1 above.

Rinse and repeat.

(h/t to Injustice Everywhere)

>Sign Of The Apocalypse, Number "N"

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Alvie explains.

OMAPA.

>Letter Home

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Please read this sober sitrep on the Middle East situation, via Sense of Events.

Who cares?

1. We have, for at least nearly two more years, a virulently anti-American President;

2. That President is a terrible combination of naivete, incompetence, and ideological sympathy (or more) with long-standing enemies of individual freedom (e.g., transnational socialism, Islam);

3. The US has been for sixty-five years intimately involved in the domestic affairs of the nations in the regions, almost always with shocking levels of diplomatic and strategic indiscipline;

4. That involvement has fed massive amounts of resentment against American interests;

5. The primary American interest in the region is accessibility to oil, which is increasingly threatened by resurgent Islam at the same time the FedGov is both proposing disproportionate military budget cuts and discouraging domestic energy production; and

6. The best-organized ground game in the area belongs to expansionist Islamic groups such as the Nazi-allied Muslim Brotherhood and its ideological allies.

All of the spew on the MSM last week about “freedom rising” in the Middle East will likely prove to be a cruel joke.

And we – the individuals in the American FreeFor — will be among those who are not laughing.

>Staying Warm – Nuts and Bolts: Sleeping

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Arctic Patriot’s latest.

>Gunwalker: Damage Assessment

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Mike updates us on the week just past.

Expect more combat next week.

>Denninger: Sauce For The Goose

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KD says it all.

>Wolfe: Definding Boundaries

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Read each of these Claire Wolfe essays, please:

Definding Boundaries: Part I

Definding Boundaries: Part II

Definding Boundaries: Part III

Part of preparation is defining who with what.

That’s important.

>Three From Alvie

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If you aren’t stopping by The Cliffs of Insanity every day, you should be.

Here’s three examples why:

Keep It Up, Brother

A Perfect Metaphor For The USA – Part II

A Request For Governor Brewer

Just ask Xochitl Hinojosa.

>GoV: Democracy And The Muslim Brotherhood

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Read all of this post from the Gates of Vienna.

Then think through what it will mean, especially after this week’s display of astonishing incompetence from the American imperial leaders.

>Sultan Knish: The Perfect Government

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Sultan Knish looks at man’s ongoing quest for just the right amount of shackles with which to ‘help’ his fellow man.

Remember — extremists hate America because we’re free.

Right, Lee?

>Stalin’s Cannibals

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My hope is that the book reads better than this Slate article, but you be the judge of each.

Ask a Ukrainian about what governments can and will do to those they dislike.

Or a Pole.

Or a Hungarian.

Or a Byelorussian.

Or an Estonian.

Or a Latvian.

Or a citizen of the Confederate States of America.

Or any of the scores of millions of “enemies of the state” who were scourged and starved by their betters for the greater glory of collectivism.

Do you understand yet?

We – in this time and in this place – are not immune from that which has been done to countless others since the rise of homo sapiens.

Many Americans just think feeeeel they are.

Good luck with that.

You are going to need it.

>IMPORTANT: Federal Cartridge Company .45 ACP Product Recall

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If you have taken advantage of recent retail resupply, make sure you don’t have any of the .45 ACP ammo cited in this Federal recall notice.

You’ll need all ten fingers and both eyes for what is coming….

Really.

>Denninger: We Just Don’t Quit, Do We?

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Karl Denninger looks first to Egypt, then to the bigger picture:

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…Here’s the ultimate expression of the problem, as has been repeatedly shown over the years and throughout nations worldwide: Political power, once the people responsible decide to dig in their heels, is only ceded when the people are willing to attach an “or else” to their protests and convince those in power they mean it…
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Got 100 container-loads or more of “or else”?

The Bad People, in Egypt and here in their nominal master’s lair, sure do.

And you can bet that these folks do, as well – despite what this imbecile said and is now being walked back.

Now, ask yourself this:

If you were a lifer in the FedGov, would you have any fact-based reason to fear (or even respect) the American people you ostensibly serve?

Any non-fantasy-based reason at all?

Thought not.

And so to quote Causapatet:

Well … here we are. Imagine where we will be.

Just imagine.

>A Letter, Perhaps Written In Vain

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A must-read from Arctic Patriot.

Don’t play their game.

Play your game.

For keeps.

>Gunwalker: Senator Grassley Pushes Back At DOJ & BATFE

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Please take the time to read these reports from the FreeFor’s Dynamic Duo:

Codrea: Grassley to Holder – Terry family deserves answers

Vanderboegh: Rosetta Stone

Keep slugging away, gentlemen.

Well done.

>More On The Continuing M4 Controversy

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A link-rich extended entry on the ongoing problems surrounding the M4 carbine and its competition.

For your consideration.

>The Game, As It Is Really Played

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Two examples of American thugocracy:

TL in Exile: Was It Something I Said (Wrote)?

John Lott: My Scary Encounter With Chicago’s Mayor Richard Daley – h/t to Improved Clinch

Reality today is that the elected and appointed public servants at all levels of government see and conduct themselves as untouchable rulers, not servants.

And that inversion of roles is accepted by all but an easily-exterminated, trifling few Americans.

Putting it bluntly — if you consent, it ain’t rape.

And Denninger explains the consequences of that consent.

Had enough yet?

Really?

>A Perfect Metaphor For The USA

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Go read this post at The Cliffs of Insanity; sample below:

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…We are texting and walking through the mall. We are so absorbed in ourselves, our toys, our tech, our own little world that we neglect even the most fundamental of tasks. It never occurs to us that something may be ahead of us. That the smooth, level walking surface may change. Or that anything might change…
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Alvie, like Billy Beck, gets the Endarkenment. Do you?

As a friend wrote recently:

We can’t prevent it. We can only survive it.

Which way are you facing?

>Richard Maybury On The Collapse Of The Anglo-American Empire & What It Means For You

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Free North Carolina links to this Daily Bell interview with “Forever War” investment guru Richard Maybury.

Read all links, please.

Any questions?

>Staying Warm – Nuts and Bolts: Your Core

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Another report in the series by Arctic Patriot.

Got polypro?

Kinda hard to keep your sight picture when you are shivering….

>’The Proper Role Of The Military’

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Read this link from Virginia Rifleman.

Anyone have any advice for Captain Kirby?

>GardenSERF: The Strategic Grain Reserve

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GardenSERF sends.

Got food?

>The Lights Are Going Out All Over Europe

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From Gates of Vienna:

Below is the speech given by Geert Wilders on the opening day of his new trial on “hate speech” charges in Amsterdam. Many thanks to Vlaamse Leeuwin for the translation:


The lights are going out all over Europe. All over the continent where our culture flourished and where man created freedom, prosperity and civilization. The foundation of the West is under attack everywhere.

All over Europe the elites are acting as the protectors of an ideology that has been bent on destroying us for fourteen centuries. An ideology that has sprung from the desert and that can produce only deserts because it does not give people freedom. The Islamic Mozart, the Islamic Gerard Reve [a Dutch author], the Islamic Bill Gates; they do not exist because without freedom there is no creativity. The ideology of Islam is especially noted for killing and oppression and can only produce societies that are backward and impoverished. Surprisingly, the elites do not want to hear any criticism of this ideology.

My trial is not an isolated incident. Only fools believe it is. All over Europe multicultural elites are waging total war against their populations. Their goal is to continue the strategy of mass immigration, which will ultimately result in an Islamic Europe — a Europe without freedom: Eurabia.

The lights are going out all over Europe. Anyone who thinks or speaks individually is at risk. Freedom-loving citizens who criticize Islam, or even merely suggest that there is a relationship between Islam and crime or honour killing, must suffer, and are threatened or criminalized. Those who speak the truth are in danger.


The lights are going out all over Europe. Everywhere the Orwellian thought police are at work, on the lookout for thought crimes everywhere, casting the populace back within the confines where it is allowed to think.

This trial is not about me. It is about something much greater. Freedom of speech is not the property of those who happen to belong to the elites of a country. It is an inalienable right, the birthright of our people. For centuries battles have been fought for it, and now it is being sacrificed to please a totalitarian ideology.

Future generations will look back at this trial and wonder who was right. Who defended freedom and who wanted to get rid of it.

The lights are going out all over Europe. Our freedom is being restricted everywhere, so I repeat what I said here last year:

It is not only the privilege, but also the duty of free people — and hence also my duty as a member of the Dutch Parliament — to speak out against any ideology that threatens freedom. Hence it is a right and a duty to speak the truth about the evil ideology that is called Islam. I hope that freedom of speech will emerge triumphant from this trial. I hope not only that I shall be acquitted, but especially that freedom of speech will continue to exist in the Netherlands and in Europe.

Speech and association are even more fundamental freedoms than the RTKABA.

We will need to fight to the death.

On this continent.

In our time.

Stand ready.

Resist.

>Pulling Back The Egyptian Veil

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Sultan Knish provides some much-needed perspective on the “hope and change” ongoing in Egypt.

Take the time to follow the abundant linkery.

And start to connect the dots in a much-larger game….

>Gunwalker: Indictments Corroborate Allegations Against BATFE

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David provides the latest that he and Mike have uncovered in the Gunwalker scandal.

Read it all, please.