Guncraft asks a question via short story.
Only you know the answer.
Alea iacta est.
Guncraft asks a question via short story.
Only you know the answer.
Alea iacta est.
And the beat goes on…
From a reader:
Questions to the Government Trolls and L.E. that peruse these pages and others like them:
Wow! Did you ever think you would be spying on people just like you, up to and including family, friends and acquaintances of fellow freedom and liberty loving American patriots? Spying and gathering intelligence on ‘The People’ for ‘the State’, and their charges?
They stand for what you used to.
It’s all in the open now, all over the press, in almost every country around the world.
You can no longer shield yourself… “I was only following orders”.
You cannot hide behind the banner … “I didn’t know”.
They have been gathering information on ALL of us, including you, and using it for nefarious purposes. That is a fact admitted to by NUMEROUS Govt agencies.
They ARE gathering and storing the data IN DIRECT VIOLATION of the Bill of Rights and MANY international and domestic laws, it is no longer speculation… THEY, the People you work for and/or support, have admitted it… Openly!
You cannot deny that what you are doing now is UNCONSTITUTIONAL, because your agencies have openly admitted it is. They have just found “routes” around the law or are “bending” the law for the “public safety and good”.
Now is the time to stand to your Oaths… “to Protect and Defend” … “from ALL enemies, foreign AND domestic”.
Some of you have even sunk so low as to start targeting former and active service members (Mil and LE), people that stood exactly where you stand right now. You are targeting and turning over information on veterans who took the EXACT same Oath you took.
Just look where you stand now, feeding an ever-growing and ravenous out-of-control State.
While you busy yourselves with that task, a thought to keep in mind:
One day your “service” to the State will no longer be required, or your eyes may be “opened” and you will become a liability. Either way, history shows that the State is more apt to ‘disappear’ potential problems than let them go back to grazing with the sheeple.
So caution yourself:
One day the worm will turn… Destiny, Fate, Karma… call it what you will, but in the end, a tab will be collected.
It’s not about gays.
It’s about unchecked, unlimited power in the hands of the executive, legislative, and judicial branches.
At all levels of government.
Even if today, your "team" catches a win – watch out tomorrow. Your betters somewhere in the ruling mechanism likely have something else planned for you, and there is nothing that you can do about it peaceably.
Bad moon on the rise.
…The only question now is: How long will the people endure this tyranny of judges? The lawlessness that they exhibit in these rulings will one day catch up with them. If the rule of law is nothing more than the rule of the powerful, what is to stop the people from marching on court houses and throwing judges out on the street? Why is Justice Kennedy’s bogus reading of the Constitution any more binding than the real one? The Court will one day find itself no more protected than marriage.
H/t two WRSA plankholders.
There is a worse prospect than the upcoming Zimmerman riots.
Be prepared for a complete failure of civility.
Bill is running another great deal:
Are you independent if you don’t have food?
Both stored foods and the ability to produce and preserve more?
And food will be one of the primary weapons used by the Elites to compel compliance.
“Tempus fugit” is not just some Latin BS.
The time for getting trained is growing very short.
Take Max up on his offer.
While you still can.
Read all of David’s examples to your friends.
Cato’s Police Misconduct site has many more on a daily basis, should you require them.
See also PoliceThugs.com.
Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
H/t to Bonnie Gadsen, who asks, “Is Dorner alive?”
Gang life grows in FUSA.
From the latest Woodpile Report:
A passion for power, in any degree, will override moral-ethical norms, courtesy, and notions about “tolerance.”
— Francis Porretto at bastionofliberty.blogspot.com
Sanctioned violation of the innocent is a line that, once crossed, knows no other bounds. We as a nation have stayed far away from that line for all of our history and rightly condemned nations that didn’t. Until now.
For government benefits and a salary that starts at $12.85 an hour, these unarmed officers swallow the irritation of others, apply security methods that intensify by the day, stifle the awkwardness they might have about touching other people.
— Dan Barry, NY Times
Mr. Barry didn’t intend to suggest that TSA agents would do a good bit more for, say, $25.70 an hour. But one has to wonder how many would step forward and what else they’d be willing to stifle beyond a feeling of awkwardness. Events in the recent past give one answer:
Q: Did you yourself ever feel pity with the victims, thinking of your own family and children? How was it possible for you to carry out these actions in spite of this?
A: In view of all these doubts which I had, the only one and decisive argument was the strict order and the reason given for it by Reichsführer Himmler.
— Affidavit, Auschwitz commander Rudolf Hoss, Nuremberg War Crimes Trial
The “reason given for it” was security. Warrantless strip searches and hands-on violation of ourselves and our kids, our sisters, wives and grandmothers as a condition of travel is something we of a certain age believed couldn’t happen here. That it’s being done in the name of security recalls events and regimes we thought well behind us. That DHS has labeled dissenters as domestic extremists suggests something else truly ominous is in the making. To be clear, the only acceptable course for DHS is to back away from this. Well away. Alas, it appears they’re determined to make this blunder all but irretrievable.
I think the tighter we get on aviation, we have to also be thinking now about going on to mass transit or to trains or maritime. So, what do we need to be doing to strengthen our protections there?
— DHS Sec. Janet Napolitano, Charlie Rose interview, via The Hill
Not satisfied with knowingly setting out on a formerly forbidden road and criminalizing its critics,DHS intends to turn all forms of transportation into a police procedure. Schools, banks, courts and other public places are being discussed as follow up venues with some limited trials already completed. Sadly, and to our shame, DHS now knows the men of this country will not stand up for themselves or even protect their families, by and large. They may yet, but until then Remus has a few words for you.
Given the DHS’s black-letter directive making dissent an actionable offense—an act of domestic extremism, and given that the Supreme Court has ruled that Constitutional rights do not apply in matters of state security as defined and administered by DHS, and given that there is no substantive limit to the actions an agent or deputy of the DHS may take against a citizen under the Patriot Act, given all this, it would be an act of self-destruction to seek or accept relief or assistance from DHS in an emergency. It is prudent to prefer any other status than refugee.
Any other status than refugee means you accept any bearable privation and run any reasonable risk rather than come under their direct control. No, DHS is not the Einsatzgruppen of Babi-Yar, but in a state of emergency their powers are the same: unlimited, or effectively so. They’ve already deployed their exculpatory phrase: an excess of caution. Notice its cloying, Klein Jar-like construction—entirely self referential, self activated and self absolving.
The Supreme Court—that body charged with assessing Constitutional compliance in all places and circumstances—has so far ruled the DHS may act on its own authority without fear of judicial review. In other words, a security agent can be sanctioned only for failing to be severe enough and is answerable to nobody outside the DHS, i.e., the field agent has an incentive for excess while you have no legal recourse from whatever disposition he imposes on you.
Unhappily, those dispositions have been and will be without regard to your well being, even incidentally. Their actions will be convenient for their purpose, even if it brings about otherwise avoidable dire consequences for you. Worse, you can only guess at their purpose. Therefore, and especially in a state of emergency, you are well advised to decline any voluntary or avoidable contact with DHS. Where contact is unavoidable, comply dutifully until an opportunity to cleanly absent yourself appears. But mark this: should DHS request or even require your participation in a mass special action, especially one that entails mass relocation—an “orderly evacuation” say—accept fugitive status if you must, but refuse to become a refugee no matter how reasonable, beneficial and benign it is made to appear. Act on your own initiative, attend to your own security, use your own resources. Be realistic about this, but be resolute.
Events are moving quickly. This beast is convinced of its strength, impressed by it actually, and anxious to exercise it. And so it shall. Things will get worse before they get better, yet one day our descendents will ask how such things were allowed to happen. It’s on that day we shall have redeemed ourselves, however that day was brought about.
Ein Schweizer, sieben Deutsche.
Got friends who are counting on pensions to get by?
Guess what: those folks will either be your dependents or your enemies.
Make sure you know who is whom.
Alea iacta est.
See also Fred.
Remember two essential facts:
1) The overlords will send their bully-boys to force you and your family into compliance.
2) Both the overlords and their stooges will bleed when sliced, punctured, crushed, or blown apart.
Same background reading.
Price and other details to follow.
Hold the date.
And hope to see you there.
I organized and attended Kerodin’s CQB class this weekend and thought an AAR might benefit the community. Since your site seems the most widely read I offer it to you for posting if you’re willing. Thanks in advance either way.
III CQB AAR
As the great philosopher Dirty Harry Callahan taught us, “A man’s got to know his limitations”:
I’ve been doing an honest assessment of myself and couldn’t help but conclude I need some work – OK, a lot of work. The list of things I’d like/need to learn is pretty long, so when I saw that Kerodin was taking his CQB training on the road while charging ridiculously low prices per student I decided this was a great opportunity to fill some skill gaps. After all, Glock and AR fantasies aside, what DO you do when your day goes to pieces and multiple hostile hands are on you?
Plus, it would be a good chance to see for myself if Kerodin is indeed one of a rare breed of lying, scheming, ego driven, sociopathic conmen as some in the community claim. The class date was set, plans were made and the big day arrived.
The class is excellent and and I have to disappoint the haters. Sam is for real and very much knows what he’s doing. My younger tribe members let me down so most attendees were on the 50+ side of life. We’re not the team you’d tap to take down, say, the Achille Lauro hostage takers or anything like that. Marking injured areas with black “do not abuse me here” tape took some doing then we got right into it with little to no wasted time. We were asked what situations concerned us. Answers ranged from getting jumped while getting out of a car to dealing with numerous ghetto wildebeests. The class content is very flexible. Our needs are not the same as a militia unit preparing to hit the woods. Sam made it clear he wasn’t teaching magic and some situations are too terrible to contemplate. The goal is to be able to fight to a weapon and finish it. That can be as “simple” as getting your currently restrained hand to the blade in your pocket or creating enough slack to finally clear and deploy the Glock on your hip while one or more adversaries are hanging onto you so you can’t.
While it isn’t about teaching a 70 year old to duke it out with three young thugs, the course description is true when it says just about anyone can perform what is taught. If someone(s) put their hands on you you’ll have a better than average chance of prevailing. Some of our attendees are physically strong, but a 50 year old woman of average build and zero prior experience was soon able to tie the much stronger men up in knots. Had she pushed it she could have been breaking things whenever she wanted.
During the class itself Sam was patient and clear. Much of the material is counterintuitive and he had to explain some why’s and wherefor’s several times before we understood. He also willingly offered himself up as a full force training dummy and WiscoDave was able to draw a little blood on Sam’s scalp. We learned techniques at a firehose pace but not so fast it was unclear or unsafe. We covered how to try to manage range and how to close the gap without getting clocked out. We learned some blocks and counters and a couple of chokes and other things, but the majority of time was spent on how to cope with having strong hands on you.
Being counterintuitive, I suspect most opponents won’t expect what happens next, as the more they do what they’re doing the worse it gets for them. For example, I was the attacker and had my opponent’s arm but good. The technique was applied slowly and without strength and I felt my joints start to go. The more I held on the worse it got. All I had to do was let go but I didn’t because “I had him”. Like hell I did. If done at greater speed I would have been in bad shape before I knew it.
The only big concern I have is how to remember all we learned. Everything we saw was for the first time. It was a lot in a short eight hours and some followup mechanism for review and practice is needed or much will be forgotten. I took good notes but that will only take me so far. In closing, take the class if you’re at all able. At under $300 for eight hours it’s a steal, he comes to you, and what I learned could easily save my life. Next up on my list is Mosby’s rifle training if I can find a class that has me travel less than 500 miles each way.
Daniel – low speed, mostly drag…
A reader sends this link to an old SSI column.
Forget the orientation of the speaker.
Concentrate on the tactics.
Alea iacta est.
H/t to WRSA reader, who notes:
Big step this one. Lexington Green for sure. This time the king’s troops weren’t so brave.
No matter what.