Monthly Archives: December 2013

Mosby Sends: Words Cannot Express

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Update:

(Please bear with the tone of this message. It is not my intent to be callous or uncaring. We are dealing with a tragic event that cannot be understood even when you are living through it, let alone if you’ve never experienced it, and my personal method for dealing with it is to be clinical in the aspects that require being clinical—J.M.)

As many readers and class participants are aware, our family has been eagerly anticipating the arrival of our new rifleman for some time. He was due in early December and was overdue.

Daniel Morgan (real name, not an alias) was born at 0040 on 24DEC13. A whopping and apparently robust 11lbs. During the checkout process from the hospital the final tests by the doctor detected a slight heart murmur. After contacting a pediatric cardiologist at the Children’s Hospital over in Spokane, Washington, the doctor instructed us to transport Morgan to Spokane for what he presumed would be a minor issue.

My son was born with a congenital heart defect known as Hypoplastic Lower Heart Syndrome. In Morgan’s case, the defect was a lack of development of his left ventricle. This condition results in a 100% mortality rate. There is a surgical intervention available called the Norwood Staged Interventions. This requires a series of three open heart surgeries beginning immediately and occurring over the course of 3-5 years. Unfortunately these surgeries offer only a 47% survival rate by the age of 3. Of the small percentage that do survive the surgeries, 64% suffer from some degree of mental retardation, and 75% suffer a “significant” functional structural disability. By the age of 5, the 47% who survive only enjoy a 50% survival rate (so only 25% of the 1 in 5000 children born with this defect survive to the age of 5, despite the best efforts of modern medicine. The defect is simply too rare and the procedures are too new—having been developed only in the 1970s.)

HH6 and myself, after as lengthy a consideration as possible under the circumstances, understood that the only moral option available to us in this situation was what the medical profession euphemistically refers to as “compassionate care.”

Morgan died at 2130 on 29DEC13. We are, as paradoxical as it may sound—as proud as we can be of the little warrior. For five very long days, he fought valiantly against literally impossible odds, finally succumbing 15 minutes after his daddy told him it was okay to give up the fight. The last conscious action (as far as we can tell it was a conscious action) was to open his eyes, make eye contact with his momma.

I know that the vast majority of the readership of this blog are Christian in faith. I am also aware that most of you are aware that my wife and I do not share your faith. Nevertheless, please do not for one moment think we will be anything but grateful for your prayers for Morgan, our beloved daughter, and ourselves.

Whatever your faith, and whatever our faith, it is my sincere hope that wherever Morgan’s spirit is now, there are good, brave men who will teach him the things I was supposed to, but didn’t get the opportunity.

I had no intention of sharing this information with the readership of the blog to tarnish what I genuinely hope is a most joyous holiday season for our many beloved friends and brethren who read this. CA and the other gentlemen at WRSA were kind enough to point out to me that as many readers and students have met our family and learned of some of our adventures over the last couple of years, and do genuinely care. I gave them permission to share the information with the readership of WRSA.

I have noticed, read, and appreciate the concern and the condolences shared over there.

Many readers have emailed asking about sending donations to help in any way. While—as any long-time reader will know—we generally do not accept donations or subscriptions for the blog. We don’t believe in accepting charity and we provide this blog and classes because of our love of the Republic and liberty. Nevertheless, as anyone can imagine, this was certainly an unexpected occurrence, and is not something any parent can—or should—prepare for.

Like most people, we would prefer donations to go to a worthy cause in memory of Morgan. We will however, gratefully accept any assistance anyone desires or feels compelled to provide. If you feel so compelled, donations may be sent through our mail drop to:

J.W.
PO Box 278
Kooskia, ID 83539

It will take us a minimum of a week or two to receive anything sent to the mail drop, but rest assured if such donations are made, you will receive our sincerest gratitude and a physical manifestation of that gratitude.

Do not however, take this as a “request” for donations. Given our druthers, what we would ask people do in honor of Morgan is three-fold:

1) Hug your children—no matter how old—and tell them you love them.

2) Offer whatever prayers you believe are worthy to your God(s).

3) Take advantage of the fact that you were blessed at birth with a heart that works. Go do some fucking PT.

Again, please accept our sincerest heartfelt gratitude for any well-wishes and prayers, and our apologies because we will be somewhat sporadic with responding to emails and mail for a short time as we work through the immediate grieving process. We WILL get back to you, and rest assured, all currently scheduled classes are still a go at this time.

Most Sincerely Yours,

John and HH6

FYI: Sam Culper has also set up a Paypal account at mosby@guerrillamerica.com for those so inclined.

Please pass the word.

Codrea: More Nutmeg State Thuggery

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Unexpectedly!

More this coming year, I am sure.

Imagine

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H/t GVDL.

A Beginner’s Guide To Winter Camping

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You thought you’d only be on the run in warm weather?

Tempus fugit.

Requiescat In Pace

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Mosby sends:

Our son Morgan passed away on December 30th. He was 5 days old. My family and I are in deep sorrow and grief. Death is a part of life, the hardest part. Please spend some time with those you love. Hold them tight and remember what you are fighting for.

Then get off your ass and do some PT.

After all, you still have a heart that actually functions.

Dominus vobiscum.

Pax vobiscum.

Amerika, 2013

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Lee Greenwood smiles, then clears his throat to sing…

Onward.

Spot The Dictator

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Actual photos.

Sheesh…

(H/t WRSA reader)

Congratulations!

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TL Davis and Christian Mercenary Selected as 2013 Rookie Blog of the Year

Kudos!

TL is on your bloglist, ja?

Porretto: At Long Last, 2013 Comes To An Unlamented End

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Fran looks back, and then ahead.

Through a glass, darkly…

 
Stand.

Endeavor to persevere.

Resist.

There Ain’t No More Middle Ground

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True dat.

You are at the table.

Or on the menu.

Happy 2014!

Link Dump

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From over the transom:

http://www.cbtricks.com/miscellaneous/tech_publications/neets/tc9_64.pdf

http://www.nh-tems.com/documents/Manuals/SOF_Medical_Handbook.pdf

http://nsnbc.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/special-forces-uw-tc-18-01.pdf

http://www.sealswcc.com/PDF/special-operations-nutrition-guide.pdf

Max V: Combat Patrol Class Update – Jan 18-20

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Class description

Gear list

Update

Grab those remaining four slots fast.

Tempus fugit.

Hoppin’ John

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Brock explains.

Have a Happy New Year!

‘1984’ Was Child’s Play

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RITR explains.

They will not stop.

Until they are stopped.

Sic semper tyrannis.

UPDATE 0005 EST 31 DEC 2013: Read all of Herschel’s latest post, as well.

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Watching the Watchers – Close Calls and Signal Stalkers

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Read, then go searching yourself.

Measure.

Counter-measure.

Will The Mockingjay Catch Fire?

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Open question.

On which the actions of individuals matter.

The times, they are a-changing.

(H/t WRSA reader)

Word

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As long as people continue to play the political game with 90% of their energy, the overlords will chuckle and proceed with their plans.

Resist.

By any means necessary.

No matter what.

By any means

A Boogyman Behind Every Tree

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Reason and sense from a serious fellow.

Read, learn, and think.

Never forget that much of the .gov machine is designed to make you fear the Wizard.

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Here’s an alternative thought:

Be the Wizard.

A Reader Requests

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Per comments:

Back to that iii to iii thing… I hate to ask, but any help in spreading this link would be greatly appreciated. My 28 yr. old niece is dying and they are trying to raise funds for funeral expenses and what not. Facebook link or whatever. Anything would help. If not, no problem and I understand. Regards, Jay

http://www.gofundme.com/5vz58w

Again, I really hate to ask and hope that I don’t offend.

No One Can See The Other Side – Part II

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TCHHE dumps the other bucket of cold sewer water into the face of a lot of illusions.

Part I here.

You cannot be too hard for what is coming.

Nor too strong.

Nor too fast.

Nor too smart.

Fantasy time is over.

Bracken Sends

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Yup.

Or as a friend of mine taught me:

“The voting game is just as rigged as professional wrestling, but more dishonest. At least everyone knows that pro wrestling is rigged, and is for entertainment value only.”

Obama 2016.

Let’s finish the job.

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Your Tax Dollars At Work

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NSA reportedly intercepting laptops purchased online to install spy malware

You know what has to be done.

Keep training towards that end.

Audentes fortuna iuvat.

City Life Will Be Challenging

California Heat Wave Strains Power Grid

‘Military-Style’ Raid on California Power Station Spooks U.S.

I am sure there are just boatloads of spares sitting on shelves around the country.

Yup.

(continues whistling past graveyard….)

Look! Up There!

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A very useful identification chart via Kenny.

Please send any relevant links on FreeFor-accessible tools of similar ilk.

And for those who think that drones are omniscient and that their weapons are omnipotent, read this insider’s perspective.

Invictus.

Some Thoughts On The Coming Excitement

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Can M-16′s Defeat F-16′s In the Coming Civil War?

C-SPAN: Is The U.S. A Police State?

Tempus fugit.

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White Feather

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People wait in line to register guns before new Connecticut laws go into effect

Walter Mitty’s Second Amendment

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When Revolution Comes, What Is Your Logistics Plan?

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Good question.

Best to think through all 10 classes of supply:

Class I – Subsistence (food), gratuitous (free) health and comfort items.

Class II – individual equipment, tentage, organizational tool sets and kits, hand tools, unclassified maps, administrative and housekeeping supplies and equipment.

Class III – Petroleum, Oil and Lubricants (POL) (package and bulk): Petroleum, fuels, lubricants, hydraulic and insulating oils, preservatives, liquids and gases, bulk chemical products, coolants, deicer and antifreeze compounds, components, and additives of petroleum and chemical products, and coal.

Class IV – Construction materials, including installed equipment and all fortification and barrier materials.

Class V – Ammunition of all types, bombs, explosives, mines, fuses, detonators, pyrotechnics, missiles, rockets, propellants, and associated items.

Class VI – Personal demand items (such as health and hygiene products, soaps and toothpaste, writing material, snack food, beverages, cigarettes, batteries, alcohol, and cameras—nonmilitary sales items).

Class VII – Major end items such as launchers, tanks, mobile machine shops, and vehicles.

Class VIII – Medical material (equipment and consumables) including repair parts peculiar to medical equipment. (Class VIIIa – Medical consumable supplies not including blood & blood products; Class VIIIb – Blood & blood components (whole blood, platelets, plasma, packed red cells, etc.).

Class IX – Repair parts and components to include kits, assemblies, and subassemblies (repairable or non-repairable) required for maintenance support of all equipment.

Class X – Material to support nonmilitary programs such as agriculture and economic development (not included in Classes I through IX).

Miscellaneous – Water, salvage, and captured material.

More thoughts in a week or so.

Got caches?

(H/t WRSA reader)

NSA: How Bad Is It?

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For one thing – you have to read the foreign press to have an inkling:

Der Spiegel: Inside TAO – Documents Reveal Top NSA Hacking Unit

Read it all.

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

(H/t WRSA reader)

“What you’re seeing is how a civilization commits suicide”

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WSJ: Camille Paglia – A Feminist Defense of Masculine Virtues

Worth your time.

Buppert: Is Slavery All That Bad?

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You make the call.

Every day.

Besides, Buppert is an iconoclast.

Pass it on.

Guerrillamerica: 28DEC13 EXSUM

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Thanks, Sam.

You have signed up for Sam’s upcoming classes, haven’t you?

Tempus fugit.

Social Hierarchy

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Read it all.

Then try to refute its premises.

Go ahead.

Check out the old system if you think the author exaggerates.

(H/t WRSA reader)

The Anti-American Is The New American

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TL speaks truth over at his new place.

Join him, please.

“Who’s Too Weak to Live With Freedom?”


Indeed.

H/t to Maggie’s Farm.

Good Cops?

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Or not.

(H/t WRSA reader)

PS: Don’t freak if your comment isn’t moderated quickly. Connectivity challenges where I will be the next few days.