Monthly Archives: February 2013

Buppert: Repeal The Second Amendment

ZeroGov makes a modest proposal.

Look the Bad People square in the eyes.

Force them to play by the rules.

Drive the filthy cockroaches into the bright daylight.


The fundamental human right to self-defense and its tools does not stem from any piece of parchment or other act of man.

It is much more elemental than that.

Or, as another writer put it today:

…As the Regime takes off the gloves, every day it creates tens of thousands more American Patriots who realize yes, it really probably is going to get that bad, so really, they may not have that much to lose after all.

So why not stop being afraid and stand up to the Regime?

Join the honorable Resistance, or make your own. Garden, cook at home, teach your children, and get right with the Lord. Cut expenses, avoid taxes, learn new skills, and build savings of tangible real assets. Train, stockpile, recruit, prepare, guard, protect, and defend.

Make this your finest hour.


As If We Didn’t Know

Liberty And Rock looks at a DOJ gun-crime report that tracks reality.

That’s why it is being ignored.

And why you bitter clingers must face the cleansing power of fire.

Any questions?

Grigg: Ed Flynn – Milwaukee Crime Lord, Citizen Disarmament Advocate

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Read it all.

Know that this stooge is, at very least, part of a large minority of police executives.

The reality is that he represents the large majority view amongst those thuglords.

Plan and act accordingly.

Sic semper tyrannis.

UPDATE 1450 EST 28 FEB 2013: RITR links to BravoCompanyUSA’s “bite me” message to Flynn and his gang, which also includes this vid of the thuglord in action yesterday:

The comment by PragmaticPatriot1776 below the YouTube vid says it all.

Wolfe: Tips On Hiding Guns

Ms. Wolfe provides a “how-to” on buried insurance.

For those who are revving up on the general topic:

It’s just another cache.

You do like caching, ja?

Semper paratus.

Quote Of The Week

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…If gun confiscations ever start, believe me when I tell you that they will never find me again – but they will see the results of my handiwork. They won’t know it’s from me, and they will never see it happen…

Captain’s Journal

Local, local, local.

Assess This: A Gaze Into One Crystal Ball

Use your judgment on this piece.

Even the most cynical/discerning will find it concerning, at least.

Beans, bullets, bandaids, buddies, and brains remain the best investments around.

Tempus fugit.

Codrea: Support A Filmmaker

Consider David’s request.

Any chair in a bar fight.

Public Key Crypto Training – 2 March

Public Key crypto – theory, install, key generation and exchange, message exchange, best practices and common mistakes.

Brought to you by FreeFor:

Location: []
or [Conversation name: FREEFOR]

Saturday March 2, 2013
Proposed 60min class – depending on # and install headaches

Things we need to know beforehand:
* What operating system are you bringing?
Windows, Mac, Linux, etc
See the end of the paste on how to let us know.

Things that would be awesome that everyone have:
* a DVD with TAILS on it
a privacy toolset so we have a common platform
* cryptocat ( installed in your browser in case we hit max occupancy at
* [Beginners] Second computer hooked up to the internet (at the same time!)
so that if main box has issues, class time isn’t wasted getting through error screens
* [Advanced] GPG software already installed. for Windows for Mac

The more people with the software already installed we can get, the more ground we’ll be able to cover.

We’re trying to get a headcount, so no need to use your real credentials – but please RSVP:
Event ID: 2012
Password: FREEFOR

Stooges – Former .mil Division

Curtis links; you decide.

What oath?

I never took any oath.

Or at least I didn’t mean any I did take.

Besides, I was just there for the fancy duds, the pension, and Tri-Care.

The Walls Have Ears

Rebellion Blog links to this Washingtonian story on NSA and its massive digital-communications-collection program.

How’s that Constitution and its chains on potentially-tyrannical government working out for you?

Thought so.

Alea iacta est.

Canine Rules*, Redux

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Commenter SK reminded us of this old post.

The company is still around.

The possibilities are limited only by your imagination.

Drink an adult beverage or five.

Then enjoy.

*Canine rules: When in doubt, you can always pee on it.

Empress-1I find your lack of respect…disturbing. Very much so.

(Graphic courtesy of a reader)

Max Velocity: Tactical Considerations For The Lone Wolf

Read it all.

Audentes fortuna iuvat.

Report From Commierado

people's republic of commierado
Read it all.

Any questions?

A Sense Of Proportionality

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Bracken sends.


From a reader.

NRD: Next Steps In The Dekulakization* Of FUSA

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JD posts an update on the AmSoc plan to steal your pensions and 401(k) accounts.

See also these related articles by a senior apparatchik on the topic.

You do understand the Bad People’s desired end state for you, don’t you?

A groveling dependent, grubbing for whatever excretia They emit.

Or dead.

Your choice.

Just remember – it’s for your own good, Comrade.


Life In FUSA

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Alvie explains.

And don’t hope for real change anytime soon.

A Failure Of Civility: Business Is Booming

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A message from the authors of A Failure Of Civility:

Dear Folks,

Yes, our book is available.

As a courtesy to email inquiries we sent each inquiry the following message:

“Thank you for your inquiry about “A Failure of Civility.””

“We’re up to our eyeballs in mud swamped with book orders so please be patient with us.”

“We promise to answer your email, accommodate your needs and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.”

That’s because we’re busier than a frog in the middle of the Interstate Highway with his hopper busted and can’t personally answer each email right now.

We think this message has something to do with people thinking our book is not available.

We are very conscientious about satisfying our readers’ needs and didn’t want them to think we weren’t interested in replying to their email inquiry.

We are just so swamped with orders that we sent this message, not intending to have the situation possibly misconstrued by others.


Mike Garand and Jack Lawson
Members Special Forces Association
Authors of “A Failure of Civility” at


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Feinstein gun ban to be heard by committee Wednesday.

Make your calls.

Cold Fury issues a related proclamation.


Magpul Leads


Pass to your CO contacts.

From A Reader

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From Your Lips To God’s Ears

most lethal soldier
Submitted by a reader.

The Total Destruction Of The US: Endgame

Part III of the American Thinker interviews with former undercover Larry Grathwohl; prior parts here and here.

One of several key quotes:

…It is simply impossible to conclude that any of these people have in any way, shape, or form been influenced to change their political beliefs or their goal and objectives by the passage of time. They still believe that the United States is the root of all evil and must be destroyed, whatever it takes. Innocent lives or genuine disagreement is not a qualification for being spared…

Stick to your guns, people.


No matter what.


Quote Of The Decade Candidate

It always comes down to force:

…Here’s the problem with public officials — because that’s really [Seidman’s] audience — deciding to ignore the Constitution: If you’re the president, if you’re a member of Congress, if you are a TSA agent, the only reason why somebody should listen to what you say, instead of horsewhipping you out of town for your impertinence, is because you exercise power via the Constitution. If the Constitution doesn’t count, you don’t have any legitimate power. You’re a thief, a brigand, an officious busybody, somebody who should be tarred and feathered and run out of town on a rail for trying to exercise power you don’t possess.
So if we’re going to start ignoring the Constitution, I’m fine with that. The first part I’m going to start ignoring is the part that says, I have to do whatever they say.

ROBERTS: But his argument is that we already ignore the Constitution; it’s not really much of a binding document.

REYNOLDS: Oh, well, then I’m free to do whatever I want! And actually, that is a damning admission, because what that really says is: If you believe Seidman’s argument; if you believe that we already ignore the Constitution anyway, then in fact, the government rules by sheer naked force, and nothing else. And if that’s what you believe, then all of this talk of revolution suddenly doesn’t seem so crazy, it seems almost mandatory…

And it always will.

Sic semper tyrannis.

Day By Day

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no hesistation monster

Bracken: A Review Of “A Failure Of Civility”

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From Matt Bracken:

“A Failure of Civility”
A Book Review by Matt Bracken

First, let me apologize for the poor writing quality of this review. Normally, I write an essay and spend days and days polishing it. Not this time. I’m currently in between my “pretty” essays, but this review is just pure business, like a claw hammer you picked up at Home Depot to bang nails. Pretty has nothing to do with it, so let’s get on with the job.

Second, let me apologize to the other very kind authors who have sent me their books to review over the past months. I have read them all, most of them are worthy of their own reviews, and I hope to get to them when I can. 

A few months ago, I received a copy of the new book “A Failure of Civility,” by Mike Garand and Jack Lawson. It is subtitled “How to defend and protect you, your family, friends, neighborhood and America during a disaster or crisis.” Other than receiving this unsolicited book in the mail, a book I had never even heard of before that moment, I have no connection whatsoever to the authors or to the book.

“A Failure of Civility” grabbed my attention on the first page. It begins, “A few notes to our readers…. Consider reading this book as if the authors have parachuted into your backyard as special operations soldiers to assist you in forming a cooperative protection of your neighborhood. That’s one of the things that special ops soldiers are best at…covert insertion into isolated areas to train people in how to defend themselves against inequitable justice and malicious aggression. The authors’ combined life experiences, military and law enforcement, span 80 years. With this book, we give you the tools of knowledge to enable you to teach you and others how to defend yourselves, your family and neighbors. We want you to help save lives and to keep America strong.”

Wow, what a tall order! As a long-ago Navy frogman, I wondered if they could truly match that claim in their book. They do, and much more. I read the book cover to cover—twice!—in the first week. In fact, I am so impressed with it that I have been hauling it around for the last few months, trying to encourage my friends and relatives to buy it. It’s not cheap – it costs $30. Let me just say that I would trade a dozen loaded AR-15 magazines for it and think I had gotten the better of the deal. And after the lights go out, its value would only increase.

The book is big; it’s eight by eleven inches and 394 pages long. It’s printed in oversize 14 point font. Why? Because when you really need this book, you might be in a cold, dark place, huddled by a fire. They could have printed it in a smaller format and put it out at a lower price, but they decided not to. I completely understand why, and it makes total sense to me, having read it, and understanding the conditions it is intended for. 

Now, if you are a former special ops soldier yourself, some of the material in this book might be stuff you have already considered. But even in that case, when you will really need the knowledge contained in it the most, you might be shivering in the cold, malnourished, sick and stressed out, at a point when your brain will be firing on half its cylinders at best. And that’s exactly when the information inside this book will be of the most value to you and to your family. Not now, warm and on a full stomach, but later, just to assure yourself even while you are in a debilitated state that you have covered the bases and that you are making the best possible decisions for your family and for your neighbors. 

If you are not a former special ops soldier, then the value of this book simply cannot be stated in 2013 dollar terms. What is the value of your family’s life, of their very survival? Pretty damn high, right? Well, that’s the value of this book. A hypothetical example of its value and its utility came to my mind since I have college-age kids. In the hands of one smart and motivated ROTC cadet at a university, the information in this book would permit the cadets to turn their campus into a fortress that would be able to hold out against almost any foreseeable calamity.

This is not just another handbook on how to build a remote fortress on a mountaintop, beginning with a fantasy budget. It takes a completely different tack, namely, how to survive in place, where you are, on your current budget. How to “bug in,” not bug out. It postulates, and I agree with this, that no single family can survive alone, hidden in a remote fortress or bunker, no matter how large their pre-SHTF budget. It assumes that you will stay in your house and in your neighborhood. And it theorizes that no single house can be fortified to hold out against hordes of criminal bandits once the SHTF. You cannot get through TEOTWAWKI on your own.

That means that you must think in terms of defending your entire neighborhood, whether that neighborhood is in an urban, suburban or rural area. A remarkable thing about this book is that it begins planning the defense of your neighborhood even before the SHTF. You simply can’t wait until the lights go out to defend your area. The book lays out plans for cleverly laying the seeds for neighborhood defense in depth now, before the crisis strikes with full fury. 

I could spend thousands of more words summarizing the chapter contents of the book, but I won’t, for the sake of brevity. Please take me at my word that the contents are not another rehash of other “surviving TEOTWAWKI” books. It’s not just a collection of chapters like, “first aid” and “food storage.” It’s so far beyond that basic level that it’s hard for me to express without going on for pages and pages more. It’s full of thought-provoking material on critical subjects that you have never considered, please believe me on that.

Besides survival and defense information, the book also contains first-hand survival stories about life in a city during wartime with no power, major urban riots, and other grim topics, just to mentally prepare the reader for what to expect. A true “failure of civility” will potentially usher in a new Dark Age, when there is no law, and desperate, starving people will do literally anything to survive, including resorting to cannibalism in the extreme situations. The authors are not writing high literature, but a textbook for survival in the most horrible conditions imaginable, yet it’s always engaging and even engrossing.

At the beginning of this review I apologized for not spending days refining it to my usual standards, but I have already delayed too long in writing it. My goal here is not to impress you with my wordcraft. My goal is to encourage you to get your hands on this book while you can. 

I think every American family should have at least a few months of food on hand, so that they won’t have to go out foraging during the worst periods of TEOTWAWKI. I believe that every American family needs sufficient heating material to get them through at least one winter with no electricity and no fuel deliveries. I believe that every American family needs enough firearms and ammunition to hold desperate, starving criminals at bay. And I believe that every American prepper needs a copy of “A Failure of Civility” as a reference manual for survival during the most trying times ahead. Along with the Bible, I consider it the most important book that I am personally aware of for getting through the dark days that we may be about to experience. 

Every word I have written, in all of my novels and essays, has been meant as a warning to the reachable to get ready for the heavy weather that many of us see coming. Please, buy this book. It’s not cheap, it’s $30 and it’s not on Amazon. The authors are not book pros, they are just some guys with invaluable knowledge to share who are producing the book on their own. Get it now, while you can. I have zero connection to the authors, other than I believe the contents are important beyond measure. If there are other books as valuable as this one for surviving the coming storm, I haven’t seen them yet. I’m not saying they are not out there, but I have missed them so far.

My fondest hope is that in five years, the few people who remember me will laugh and say, “Matt Bracken, what a paranoid jerk he was.” A hack writer of cheap alarmist fiction, the author of a few quickly forgotten novels and essays. I hope and pray that in five years, America will be as strong, prosperous and free as it ever was. 

But if not, and if you find yourself at some point cold, hungry, sick and very, very afraid, hiding in a blacked-out basement while you are rereading your dog-eared copy of this book by lamplight, you will be thanking me over and over again for encouraging you to buy it. My cheap and unimportant works of fiction won’t matter a damn at that point, but you will be damn glad that you have a copy of “A Failure of Civility.” You, your family, and your entire neighborhood might pull through the coming storm just because of this one book. 

Sorry for dashing off this badly written review, but I have been putting it off for too long already, and time is one thing we are running out of, in my opinion. And sorry to the other authors who have sent their books; I hope to get to them soon. But this review can’t wait any longer. Please buy the book. And buy an extra copy or two to send to “reachable” family members. Tell them to wrap it in plastic, and save it for a time that we hope will never come. 

Mosby: Formation And Organization Of Resistance Movements

max manusDo you know this man?

Read, learn, and do.

Tempus fugit.

Got Seeds?

Food will be a decisive weapon in the Upcoming Unpleasantness.

Buy options for you and your tribe.

Great deals now; possibly priceless later.

Tempus fugit.

AR Mag Auction

FYI only; no financial interest by WRSA:

Large lot of AR15 magazines. Condition ranges from good used to new condition. Many makers including Magpul, Colt, NHMTG, D&H, Center Industries, Lancer, Promag, KCI and more. All are 5.56/.223 except for the 9mm AR15 Promag magazines on upper left. Everything pictured is included.

Bracken Sends

Presenting….the DHS Wacomobile.

And on a related topic:

no hesistation monster