Monthly Archives: February 2011

>Ciphers

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(graphic courtesy of the priceless xkcd)

You may want to peruse this resource at your leisure.

Or not.

That Internet thingy is going to continue to be just as secure and available for private/public commo as it is today.

Same with your mobile voice and data networks.

Really.

>Denninger: If You Read One Article This Month…

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Denninger links to this Rolling Stone article by Matt Taibbi on how FedGov insiders from POTUS on down are helping Wall Street banksters continue the largest scam in human history.

Read both in full, please, but note: language alert on each.

Since the utterly-predictable collapse of the Dead Elephants on both the budget and the defunding of Obamacare over the past week, I have felt a curious lift in my spirits.

I know now that the aircraft is undoubtedly going into the water, and that I will have to use my ditch gear and training.

If I survive the crash, that is.

But today, the clouds came in again, as the Wisconsin public-union thug demonstrations made me realize that the good guys are deeply and perhaps irretrievably disadvantaged by their own rule-set.

As a good guy, I was raised to respect the law (whatever it was), work hard, follow the rules, and keep my own nose clean. Doing so, taught my parents and the culture of first-half Sixties America, would ensure my success and that of the community in which I lived.

But the cataclysm that struck America in the second half of the Sixties and continues today tore away those social rule-set foundations.

That country and that culture are gone, almost certainly never to return absent a Renaissance presently unforeseeable in the coming decades.

I have fought in the nearly 30 years since my own personal resurrection from drug and alcohol addiction not just to believe in those rules, but to live by them.

Don’t lie.

Don’t steal.

Don’t hurt people (at least those who don’t need hurting).

Pay your taxes.

Wear clean underwear.

Obey the law.

Respect authority.

Be a good citizen.

Don’t break things that don’t belong to you.

Read the major news periodicals so that you are familiar with the issues of the day.

Register and vote in every election.

Pick up after yourself.

Be kind to others.

And don’t get me wrong — I have, in varying degrees and frequency, failed to live up to each of those “musts”.

But at core, I believed in each of them and, even as I failed, tried the next time to do better.

Events of the past year have convinced me that I have been nothing but a rube, a naif, a fool.

The rule of law in this country is dead.

The idea that you have to work for what you have is dead.

What respect should one have when your country’s leadership in both parties are accessories before, during, and after the fact to a parade of frauds and corruption bordering on the unimaginable in both scope and consequence?

The vast majority of my fellow North American residents actually accept the idea of soon being de facto slaves to our creditors — or, at the very most, will only grumble at the prospect.

What we have, here on the first springish day in the wintry South of the USA, 2011, is a worldwide collection of street gangs, each of whom understands that now and for the foresesable future is the time for root, hog, or die.

And Alex, we’ll take “root” for 3 trillion, please.

Each gang has its own colors, uniforms, language, and other anthropological markers.

The lawyer gangs, the cop gangs, the banker gangs, the politician gangs, the regulator gangs, the union gangs, the government employee gangs, the immigrant gangs, the NGO and QUANGO gangs, the drug gangs, the tax enforcement gangs, the gun enforcement gangs, the disability-rights gangs, the street crime gangs, the climate gangs, the commercial sex gangs, the pundit gangs, the enviro-gangs, the academic gangs, the Islamic gangs, the collectivist gangs….the list is nearly endless.

But the key commonality between all such groups is this:

There are those in the group, and then there is everyone else.

“Everyone else” breaks into two subcategories:

1) Other gangs (each of which can be, at any given time, an ally, an enemy, a takeover target, or an acquiring entity), and

2) The “unaffiliateds”: Individuals or small groups of individuals who are not part of any clearly-differentiated gang.

Guess who’s on the menu 24/7/365 for every other group looking for resources, victims, food, or just a bit of the old ultra-V?

Guess too where falls the average good guy or good gal who still believes in the old values?

Do you see the problem?

It’s all nice and happy to talk about “activism” and “fighting back” and “standing up”. And I don’t for a minute mean to disparage any of the good folks that I have met anywhere along the path of the last eight years of trying to do what I thought was (and likely was) the “right thing”.

But understand – in the Endarkenment, there is no such thing as “the right thing”.

There is only the cannibal pot.

Those unaffiliateds who hold to the old values rather than embracing the new savagery place a “kick me” sign on their own backs — a request that every gang thug of whatever persuasion within booting range will be glad to oblige.

But just know that the really bad guys will read that “kick me” sign as meaning:

“Beat me, take my stuff, savage and then kidnap for further savaging any females with me, and, if you’re feeling peckish and have dispensed with the primal taboos, throw me in the stewpot when you’re done.”

And spare me, please, just this once, the bellowing, chesty “From my seventy-pounds-overweight cold, dead hands in a pile of hot brass with my .308 man’s rifle by any means necessary but only after sufficient provocation lest we slide into the abyss when we gaze into becoming the beast we are fighting for our eternal souls” self-serving-and-deluding masturbatory-fantasy horseshit.

Just this once.

Please. For the love of all that is holy.

Readers of this blog know how few people will actually show up, let alone fight – in any circumstance.

Snyder called it right.

Let me be blunt, dear friends — anybody noticed any bankers going missing lately?

Anyone?

How about union leaders?

Government lawyers?

The other major and minor cannibals strutting about your AO – every single one of them still has all ten fingers and ten toes, right?

You do understand that these gang members have destroyed the country into which you were born, and ensured that your children and grandchildren face a nearly-inescapable future as debt serfs, right?

Go back now, please, and re-read those last six questions.

Think for a few seconds on each.

Do you understand yet?

At least this old rule still applies:

When you’re sitting around the card table, trying to decide who the sucker is, and you can’t tell……

It’s you.

The old way’s over, boys and girls.

New World Order, indeed.

Form your own gang, or get eaten by someone else’s gang.

It’s just that simple, and just that inescapable.

New era.

New rules.

Evolve.

Or die.

>Word Of The Week

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From a comment to this post:

Sure glad there are no national socialists today.

Today there are Nationalistic Socialists (Republicans), and Socialistic Nationals (Democrats). Two wings of the same bird of prey. Biologists call the American Bald Eagle a http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kleptoparasite, which means just what you think it does: “Who put their sand on top of our oil?” Etc.

Any questions on “kleptoparasite” and its continuing utility?

Thought not.

Word to that anonymous commenter.

>Staying Warm – Nuts and Bolts: Fueling The Furnace

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Arctic Patriot’s latest.

Read, learn, and do.

>Volk On Freedom

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Oleg frames the issue according to the late, great Aaron Zelman’s quote re Germany in the Thirties.

Sure glad there are no national socialists today.

>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.