JohnGaltFLA looks over the horizon.
Stay the course.
More food, water purification, and ammo.
And keep building tribe.
JohnGaltFLA looks over the horizon.
Stay the course.
More food, water purification, and ammo.
And keep building tribe.
…We don’t know exactly what is to come, but we can all join the very few dots from where we are now, to the collapse of the first major bank…
With very limited room for government bailouts, we can very easily join the next dots from the first bank closure to the collapse of the whole European banking system, and then to the bankruptcy of the governments themselves.
There are almost no brakes in the system to stop this, and almost no one realises the seriousness of the situation.
The problem is not Government debt per se. The real problem is that the $70 trillion in G10 debt is the collateral for $700 trillion in derivatives…
Yes, that equates to 1200% of Global GDP and it rests on very, very weak foundations…
Don’t forget to pack the hot sauce.
The following assumes, of course, that the FCC and all of its personnel, along with the Communications Acts of 1934 and 1996, as amended, and the entire body of regulatory law and rules promulgated thereunder, are drifting ENE over the Atlantic Ocean in a plume of ickiness caused by the impact of a VW-sized meteorite at 445 12th Street SW at approximately 10:37 edt on June 17, 2014.
One would never do anything like what is described below absent those circumstances, right?
To operate an interconnected network based on RF, that RF signal must be kept relatively free of interference.
Is it any more complex, in the first instance, then building a high-powered transmitter to broadcast on the freqs used by Team Cannibal?
And if so, wouldn’t be helpful to have a LOT of same?
Shady Elmers invited to speculate in detail below.
Resistor in the Rockies pokes at the mutant, moronic, neo-Stasi mouthbreathers.
Keep laughing at the stooges.
Lizard Farmer adds more concepts for consideration and implementation.
This is not a drill.
Sultan Knish again commits thoughtcrime.
There is special processing waiting for you and your ilk, Comrade.
Reality matters not.
Only the Narrative.
And the Party.
FYI. There WAS abnormal smoking at the first-time start, but I think that was just the painted label burning off the ousides of the big interior Heinz tomato juice can.
Ignition + 5 minutes to smokeless ‘rocket effect’ + 3 more minutes to hard rolling boil of COLD tap water enough for two mugs of coffee. The windscreen helped with the draft although there was hardly any breeze blowing. Pulling out the fuel shelf stopped everything almost immediately, and there was no smoke, a useful point.
Instant cooling by dousing with cold water to eliminate heat signature would only affect the between-cans vermiculite/perlite insulation slightly and it would quickly steam dry next use, but the whole apparatus could be disassembled if necessary as there are no soldered joints!
Note to self: Both the windscreen and the ‘utensil’ pot need handles (coathanger??), and might be useful on the stove body too!!
Think ohmygod and TSHTF. Experiments continue.
Read David’s latest Examiner column.
They will come to help.
And to protect their holdings.
Count on it.
From the latest Woodpile Report:
The Euro, the EU banking system and the Eurozone itself have been circling the drain since January of this year. Now they’re going in. Half the news media will tell us this has been common knowledge for months, the other half will tell us how unexpected and sudden it all is. Keep an eye so when it’s our turn the tipoffs will be that much more obvious.
Lloyd’s ‘has plans for euro collapse’, at BBC News, Sunday May 27th
Lessons there are to be learned from these folks, what?
…Incentivize victimhood, fraudulent accounting of income/collateral, and gaming the system, and guess what you get?
A nation of liars and thieves.
All of whom claim, “I had no other choice.”
That is a sickness that cannot be cured with a pill…
It will get worse.
Alea iacta est.
Here we are.
Imagine where we’ll be.
Happy Memorial Day, America.
New link is http://www.policemisconduct.net/.
Update your logs, please.
Worth the time, as usual.
How’s your plan coming?
Kevin Baker links to Bill Whittle’s synthesis of the AF447 crash and the current scene.
Brace for impact.
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The discussion began with a very experienced and right-minded shooter discussing the need for rigor in teaching the proper use of a sling during basic rifle marksmanship training.
Another hard-hearted, very competent man then replied:
In my experience, really becoming effective with sling-supported positions takes a lot of time, some painful stretching of unused muscles, and a reasonable height/weight ratio. In USMC bootcamp, we spent an entire 6day/12hour week “snapping-in” on reduced size targets before allowed to bust a single live round. The “snapping-in” was interspaced with classes on sight alignment, sight picture, trigger control, doping the sights for range and conditions, and of course, sling-supported positions. It hurt every single &*%$#! day and was one of the most tedious and exhausting weeks of boot camp.
My current observations suggest that all you can reasonably hope to achieve over the course of a single day event with civies is to help them understand the very basics and motivate them to push forward on thier own time. There is no way to shortcut poor physical condition and lack of skill in one day. To get the most out of these events they need to do their share and bring something to the table. Once they get tired and sore, this “exciting” new shooting sport with the lofty historical overtures doesn’t seem so much fun anymore. Always makes me wonder just how they think they are going to handle the third day of hard wilderness pursuit, with the stress of knowing their family, friends and business associates are seeing thier face all over TV portrayed as a “murderer”.
A friend of mine used to say concerning women, “When you are eyeing that good looking gal in short skirt and heels, you really need to picture her sitting across a very expensive desk with her very expensive lawyer as they lay out their new plan for your finances.”
It’s also pretty sage advice for the lovers of liberty. It’s all internet back slapping and “I love ya man”, but the reality of it is battle rifles are for killing other men, folks that are respected and loved by the majority. Their killing is not going to have folks standing up and cheering.
It’s going to scare the *^%! out of most.
Let me tell you one more thing about killing and the effect it has on your peers. It scares the folks around you and they will think of you differently. Killing in self-defense in the heat of the moment with a group is very different than striking from ambush or even mounting a well-done raid. This concept should not to be taken lightly, nor should the effects it will have on you and your peers, which at that point will be a very small few indeed by the security issues related to your new legal status.
Ever consider what you are going to have do when one of your life long buddies decides he has made a big mistake and wants to go home?
Point being you really can’t think of your “shooting buddies” as they are eating dinner and drinking some beers after the shoot. You need to think of them under very different circumstances. I bring this up because spending the time and money to shoot well are just tiny parts of the big picture and folks that don’t have the gumption to stay in shape and bring minimal skills to the table now don’t have a snowball’s chance in hell of ever being effective.
I know this got a little side tracked from sling positions, but not really. IMO, they are both a mental thing. There are no secrets to good shooting – the skills are well documented. It’s just a matter of deciding you are going to do it.
To begin, think a bit on this quote from Uncle Joe:
…Could we have undertaken such an offensive against the kulaks five years or three years ago? Could we then have counted on success in such an offensive? No, we could not. That would have been the most dangerous adventurism. It would have been playing a very dangerous game at offensive. We would certainly have failed, and our failure would have strengthened the position of the kulaks.
Because we still lacked a wide network of state and collective farms in the rural districts which could be used as strongholds in a determined offensive against the kulaks. Because at that time we were not yet able to substitute for the capitalist production of the kulaks the socialist production of the collective farms and state farms…(emphasis added)
Now, with that passage in mind, read this piece by John Robb on the imperative of local food production.
Close by enlarging the graphic above and contemplating the massive centralization of commercial food production and distribution that has occurred in the past 30 years.
As Robb notes:
…As with all extremely centralized systems, particularly those that attempt to operate at a global scale, our centralized system will break down. When it does break down, the result will be very similar to what we’ve seen numerous times before: empty shelves.
As that happens, local production will step in to replace it, accelerating its demise. How fast depends on you…
Food is a weapon, people – used over the ages by tyrants to suppress those who dare oppose them.
It can and will be used against you.
Or you can use it in support of you and your tribe.
And see also this gem (subscription required):
FCC to launch drone inquiry
By Brooks Boliek
5/24/12 5:32 AM EDT
The FCC will launch a proceeding Thursday that could allow drones or other aircraft to fly into the sky to restore some communications in times of emergency.
While the commission action sounds like something out of a sci-fi movie, deployable aerial communications architecture has the ability to temporarily restore critical communications – including emergency response and 911 calling – when land-based services are knocked out. It’s one of three items on the agenda for the commission’s meeting, the first in months with five commissioners.
In essence the commission is talking about sending self-powered cell towers into the sky that run on 3G, LTE, or Wi-Fi service.
The FCC isn’t going to launch its own air force, but it thinks that using technology like the military uses on the battlefield can have peaceful uses.
Hurricane Katrina knocked out dozens of 911 call centers and millions of people lost their telephone service. DACA-enabled aircraft could fill in the gap until land-based communications are restored.
Before the new service can take off, however, the commission needs to figure out if there will be interference problems between a DACA-enabled aircraft and ground communications and how to activate the technology. By launching a notice of inquiry today, the commission begins to get answers to those questions.
Even as the commission is looking toward the skies, it also plans to take a closer look at the body. The agency is scheduled to approve new rules that free up airwaves for mobile body area networks.
MBANs technology allows patients’ vital signs and other information to be monitored wirelessly, using Band-Aid-like transmitters attached to the body that communicate with a hospital base station. Because MBAN technology uses the same frequencies that aircraft manufacturers use when they test aircraft, there was a fear that interference between the two could cause big problems, either with the patients or with aircraft testing the edge of the performance envelope.
An agreement between the Aerospace and Flight Test Coordinating Council and health-care technology providers like GE and Philips allowed the FCC to move ahead with its MBAN order.
The commission is also slated to increase the bandwidth wireless providers can use in the 800 MHz band to allow for more flexible use of that block of airwaves.
From Ann Barnhardt:
FIRST REPUBLIC DEAD. SECOND REPUBLIC TO RISE?
POSTED BY ANN BARNHARDT – MAY 24, AD 2012 11:19 AM MST
Warren Pollock twisted my arm and I got myself hooked up with a Skype setup. Scary.
Here is our first Skype interview/conversation. Warren wanted to go through the Constitution and show people how it is no longer a functioning document.
We only got through the Preamble and the Bill of Rights. We didn’t even get to the Articles and the subsequent Amendments. Maybe we can do a follow-up video and talk about the fact that Congress hasn’t had a budget in over 1100 days in violation of Article 1, Section 8, and has essentially turned the U.S. Treasury over to the Obama regime for open looting. We also didn’t cover how Congress has violated the next clause in Article 1, Section 8 in which Congress is charged with punishing counterfeiting of the currency. If you have read Karl Denninger’s book “Leverage“, you know that banks have been naked shorting the U.S. dollar by making UNSECURED loans, which is COUNTERFEITING the issuing currency, which is, of course, U.S. Dollars.
We’ll cover those issues in subsequent videos.
I’m so glad that this video introduces the concept of the death of the First American Republic, and introduces the core question as to whether We The People will fight a counter-revolution and establish a Second American Republic, which will really be a re-assertion of the Constitution as Amended (and certainly a few of those Amendments should be repealed, namely the 16th and 17th, and one or two others added, namely term limits and a prohibition on abortion), and the re-assertation of the Rule of Law itself.
As Warren points out, if we keep looking backward at the First American Republic, which is already dead, and expect that horse to run, we’re toast.
We have to get our minds right before we can take even one productive step forward.