Monthly Archives: June 2014

All Hail The Ideal

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From a reader.

Interview With Former NSA Boss

Mandatory viewing via Denninger.

Sultan Knish: In Re Fascism

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Read DG’s latest, and keep the following phrase in mind as you do:

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100 Years Ago Today: “Keep Calm And Buy Stocks – World War I Is Priced In”

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ZH cues the laughtrack.

Mass-graveyard-style.

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Two From Guerrillamerica

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Burner Phones from a SIGINT Perspective

Illusory Superiority & the Intelligence Game

Intelligence drives the fight.

Is It OK Now To Say That The US Lost In Iraq?

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Just sayin’…

Stars And Stripes: Al-Qaida breakaway formally declares Islamic state

Perhaps a study of lessons learned might be in order, given that the same schmucks who brought you that fiasco are preparing the battlespace for the upcoming North American Fascist Bankster Fundamental Transformation roadshow.

Coming soon to a town near you.

Quote Of The Week

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“It is both illogical and inconsistent for a government to say people have a right to life and a right to self-defense but no right to own the tools necessary to defend their lives. It is illogical for a government that says its police have no obligation to provide individual protection to deny people the means to protect themselves. It is immoral for a government that repeatedly releases predators to prey on people to tell those victims they cannot have a weapon for self-defense. It’s stupid for a government that can’t control criminals, drugs or illegal immigrants to claim it can take guns away from criminals only if honest folks will give up theirs. Gun-control proposals are also an insult. Gun control by definition affects only honest people. When a politician tells you he wants to forbid you from owning a firearm or force you to get a license, he is telling you he doesn’t trust you. That’s an insult. The government trusted me with a M-48 tank and assorted small arms when it claimed to have need of my services. It trusts common Americans with all kinds of arms when it wants them to go kill foreigners somewhere—usually for the financial benefit of some corporations. But when the men and women take off their uniforms and return to their homes and assume responsibility for their own and their families’ safety, suddenly the politicians don’t trust them to own a gun. This is pure elitism. … Gun control is not about guns or crime. It is about an elite that fears and despises the common people.”

Charley Reese
(1937-2013) American syndicated columnist
Source: Orlando Sentinel, March 31, 1994<

Rainwater Catchment

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Got water?

You do understand that the “city water” rolled out to you last decade is a point of vulnerability, right?

Tempus fugit.

To The Leftists: Enjoy It While You Can

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Keynote speech, Dr Michael Hill, President, League of the South, 28 June 2014:

ENJOY IT WHILE YOU CAN . . .

Congratulations, Leftists, you have won.

You have taken over the West and now your worldview is triumphant. Europe, America, and the other former lands of Christendom lie in your grasp. The Age of Enlightened Utopia has arrived.

So, congratulations, Leftists, you have won.

But what is it that you have won? You have made White gentiles, particularly Christians, afraid and ashamed to stand up for their God and thus for the civilization with which He blessed them. Quite a feat, really, considering there was a time when Christian men would actually fight for their patrimony and declare it good. But not these modern “men” — clergy included, sadly — who whimper and moan their mea culpas on cue about all the wrongs of which they have been charged by the Left: racism, sexism, homophobia, xenophobia, anti-Semitism, etc., etc.

Now, thanks to your victory, these are no limits on what a man — or surely a woman – may be or become. Be trans-gendered and marry your pet! The bursting of the bonds of narrow Christian limitations is manifest in a thousand new human rights discovered every day in the unfettered Leftist imagination! And we silly traditionalists thought those Universal Human Rights were going to end with the civil rights movement to give the darker races equality.

You have told us that all men, and all cultures, are equal. Or at least men have been forced to say they believe that they are. Procrustes has nothing on you! And once a man convinces himself of the rightness and goodness —and the necessity — of Equality, he will then lay down everything he values on that altar. Even to the point of destroying the future for his children and grandchildren to prove how enlightened he is. Otherwise, he could lose his job and starve to death, along with his family.

In your quest for Equality, you victorious Leftists have made it manifest in the material world. It’s not good enough to keep it in slogans — “All men are created equal.” No, it must be brought down to the material world in the form of the franchise and swag . . . and sometimes even jobs (but really cushy ones from which the unqualified employee cannot be terminated).

And because you don’t believe in God or sin, you have convinced the rest of us that all evil is external to man himself and can be eradicated by the right sort of education and social programs. So we now have the modern, post-Christian education system in all its eloquent glory – Common Core, here we come!

Moreover, we have the omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent Caesar/God-on-the-Potomac and its counterpart in Brussels to give us our daily bread (and other “free” stuff). Never mind that they are financially bankrupt . . .

Speaking of all that prosperity that somehow just magically appeared (you didn’t do that yourself, as Obama reminded us) in all those White Christian countries, you have convinced the non-White, Third World that it deserves a share of it all. Hence, you have set a devouring Free Shit Army on a worldwide march, destination London, Paris, Rome, Berlin, Stockholm, and all our hamlets, large and small, here in the New World. You have given husky legs to Jean Raspail’s dystopian novel, Camp of the Saints, of the 1970s, just as I once told my university students that you would!

You, O conquering Leftists, have Imagined! And in doing so you’ve not only imagined away Heaven . . . and Hell, but borders as well. We used to have those, and they denoted our nations’ political boundaries. To cross one without permission was an egregious violation that often led to death and war. But it also kept traditional men in their respective places, something you did not like. It gave us backward thinking Neanderthals something we could call “ours.”

So now that White countries are allowed no borders, we have become little more than extended-stay motels (run of course by Indians) for the world. As the mantra says: Africa for Africans, Asia for Asians, and White Countries for everyone! We have no place to call our own anymore, and if we dare claim we do we are quickly put back in our place by the usual epithet: racist, xenophobic Nazi whowantstokillsixmillionjews!

And we slink back to our diminished (and still diminishing) little corners.

Oh, I could go on but what’s the use. We know what you’ve done to undermine our civilization. We know the plan. But there remain a couple of questions. To be truthful, how are you going to explain to the teeming masses for whom you have presumably created this Brave New World that it’s really not their interests that motivate you, but merely your own? And you will have to explain this selfishness when your promised Utopia fails to live up to its billing as Savior of the Downtrodden.

And it is failing . . . and will eventually crash and burn.

But that was the plan all along, wasn’t it? It wasn’t to make a better world for the poor and disadvantaged. They are just your do-gooder foil, the mask to hide the monster. It was to satiate your misanthropic hunger, because just beneath that sanctimonious visage you are a hater of all that is truly human. Yours is the Cloward-Piven strategy on steroids for the whole world!

Wealth, power, and position is your game. And your end goal is the same as it was in the Garden so long ago: The Serpent wants to replace God and rule humanity.

You are the Serpent’s offspring, the children of the Father of Lies.

But you know you still have a prickly problem to face, right? Some of us will not recognize your “victory” as permanent. We will not go quietly into that night, to paraphrase one of our great poets. We will bitterly cling to our God and our guns. We will fight back, and you know it. In fact, you knew all along that we — White men and women of European descent, the inheritors of Christendom — were your only real nemesis on this earth.

And you knew from the start what that meant if you were to achieve complete victory: you would have to eliminate us. But you were not sure you could pull it off, were you? It also made you feel a little creepy and hypocritical, didn’t it? I mean, after all the whining and moaning you have done (and still do) about past examples of genocide, you really had to make us believe you were the perpetual victims, even as you sharpened your blades to eviscerate us.

Well, some of us are on to you and your plans. We will no longer play the game on your turf and by your rules. We will no longer succumb to White Guilt. We are throwing off your shackles. We are rising in Europe and in America. We are nationalists—French, English, Scottish, German, Danish, Swedish, and Southern, among others—and our lands and our civilizations belong to us.

Your universalism is doomed. And so are you.

So enjoy your little short-lived triumph before the breaking wave of nationalism washes you away.

Officer Safety’s Gym Partner

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From a reader.

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Nothing To See Here

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Not one political candidate in any election in the U.S. in 2014 or 2016 will raise these issues.

— Colonel B. Bunny, commenting on this Fjordman article

Rank, Duty Position, And Authority, Or Not Being A “Colonel of Corn”

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JC schools readers on some important differences.

Don’t be these guys.

Southeast Michigan Volunteer Militia (SMVM) train at their annua

ZH: Sarajevo Is The Fulcrum Of Modern History – The Great War And Its Terrible Aftermath

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David Stockman begins:

One hundred years ago today [28 June 1914], the world was shook loose of its moorings. Every school boy knows that the assassination of the archduke of Austria at Sarajevo was the trigger that incited the bloody, destructive conflagration of the world’s nations known as the Great War. But this senseless eruption of unprecedented industrial state violence did not end with the armistice four years later.

In fact, 1914 is the fulcrum of modern history. It is the year the Fed opened-up for business just as the carnage in northern France closed-down the prior magnificent half-century era of liberal internationalism and honest gold-backed money. So it was the Great War’s terrible aftermath – a century of drift toward statism, militarism and fiat money – that was actually triggered by the events at Sarajevo.

Unfortunately, modern historiography wants to keep the Great War sequestered in a four-year span of archival curiosities about battles, mustard gas and monuments to the fallen. But the opposite historiography is more nearly the truth. The assassins at Sarajevo triggered the very warp and woof of the hundred years which followed.

The Great War was self-evidently an epochal calamity, especially for the 20 million combatants and civilians who perished for no reason that is discernible in any fair reading of history, or even unfair one. Yet the far greater calamity is that Europe’s senseless fratricide of 1914-1918 gave birth to all the great evils of the 20th century— the Great Depression, totalitarian genocides, Keynesian economics, permanent warfare states, rampaging central banks and the exceptionalist-rooted follies of America’s global imperialism.

Indeed, in Old Testament fashion, one begat the next and the next and still the next. This chain of calamity originated in the Great War’s destruction of sound money, that is, in the post-war demise of the pound sterling which previously had not experienced a peacetime change in its gold content for nearly two hundred years.

Not unreasonably, the world’s financial system had become anchored on the London money markets where the other currencies traded at fixed exchange rates to the rock steady pound sterling—which, in turn, meant that prices and wages throughout Europe were expressed in common money and tended toward transparency and equilibrium.

This liberal international economic order—that is, honest money, relatively free trade, rising international capital flows and rapidly growing global economic integration—-resulted in a 40-year span between 1870 and 1914 of rising living standards, stable prices, massive capital investment and prolific technological progress that was never equaled—either before or since.

During intervals of war, of course, 19th century governments had usually suspended gold convertibility and open trade in the heat of combat. But when the cannons fell silent, they had also endured the trauma of post-war depression until wartime debts had been liquidated and inflationary currency expedients had been wrung out of the circulation. This was called “resumption” and restoring convertibility at the peacetime parities was the great challenge of post-war normalizations.

The Great War, however, involved a scale of total industrial mobilization and financial mayhem that was unlike any that had gone before. In the case of Great Britain, for example, its national debt increased 14-fold, its price level doubled, its capital stock was depleted, most off-shore investments were liquidated and universal wartime conscription left it with a massive overhang of human and financial liabilities.

Yet England was the least devastated. In France, the price level inflated by 300 percent, its extensive Russian investments were confiscated by the Bolsheviks and its debts in New York and London catapulted to more than 100 percent of GDP.

Among the defeated powers, currencies emerged nearly worthless with the German mark at five cents on the pre-war dollar, while wartime debts—especially after the Carthaginian peace of Versailles—–soared to crushing, unrepayable heights.

In short, the bow-wave of debt, currency inflation and financial disorder from the Great War was so immense and unprecedented that the classical project of post-war liquidation and “resumption” of convertibility was destined to fail. In fact, the 1920s were a grinding, sometimes inspired but eventually failed struggle to resume the international gold standard, fixed parities, open world trade and unrestricted international capital flows.

Only in the final demise of these efforts after 1929 did the Great Depression, which had been lurking all along in the post-war shadows, come bounding onto the stage of history.

America’s Needless Intervention In The Great War And The Ensuing Chain of 20th Century Calamities

The Great Depression’s tardy, thoroughly misunderstood and deeply traumatic arrival happened compliments of the United States. In the first place, America’s wholly unwarranted intervention in April 1917 prolonged the slaughter, doubled the financial due bill and generated a cockamamie peace, giving rise to totalitarianism among the defeated powers and Keynesianism among the victors. Choose your poison.

Even conventional historians like Niall Ferguson admit as much. Had Woodrow Wilson not misled America on a messianic crusade, the Great War would have ended in mutual exhaustion in 1917 and both sides would have gone home battered and bankrupt but no danger to the rest of mankind. Indeed, absent Wilson’s crusade there would have been no allied victory, no punitive peace, and no war reparations; nor would there have been a Leninist coup in Petrograd or Stalin’s barbaric regime.

Likewise, Churchill’s starvation blockade would not have devastated post-Armistice Germany, nor would there have been the humiliating signing of the war guilt clause by German officials at Versailles. And the subsequent financial chaos of 1919-1923 would not have happened either—-meaning no “stab in the back” myth, no Hitler, no Nazi dystopia, no Munich, no Sudetenland and Danzig corridor crises, no British war to save Poland, no final solution and holocaust, no global war against Germany and Japan and no incineration of 200,000 civilians at Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Nor would there have followed a Cold War with the Soviets or CIA sponsored coups and assassinations in Iran, Guatemala, Indonesia, Brazil, Chile and the Congo, to name a few. Surely there would have been no CIA plot to assassinate Castro, or Russian missiles in Cuba or a crisis that took the world to the brink of annihilation. There would have been no Dulles brothers, no domino theory and no Vietnam slaughter, either.

Nor would we have launched Charlie Wilson’s War to arouse the mujahedeen and train the future al Qaeda. Likewise, there would have been no shah and his Savak terror, no Khomeini-led Islamic counter-revolution, no US aid to enable Saddam’s gas attacks on Iranian boy soldiers in the 1980s.

Nor would there have been an American invasion of Arabia in 1991 to stop our erstwhile ally Hussein from looting the equally contemptible Emir of Kuwait’s ill-gotten oil plunder—or, alas, the horrific 9/11 blowback a decade later.

Most surely, the axis-of-evil—-that is, the Washington-based Cheney-Rumsfeld-neocon axis—- would not have arisen, nor would it have foisted a $1 trillion Warfare State budget on 21st century America…

Read it all.

And know that a new cataclysm is waiting in the wings.

Tempus fugit.

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Barnhardt: Negative Nominal Interest Rates – Highway to a Cashless, Statist Hell

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Do you understand yet?

You will.

AmMerc: Patriot Plates

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Review and recommendation.

Got plates?

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Three From Mosby

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Something I Seldom Do

Apocalypse Advertising: A PSYOP Primer For Patriot Preppers

Upcoming Class – Eastern NE – 12-14 SEPT

Above The Law

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Herschel sends:

Massachusetts SWAT Teams Claims They’re Private Corporations, Immune From Open Records Laws

NEMLEC

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Heh

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Why secession?

Why not?

Manual

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Electronic Warfare

You might find it useful.

Federal Judge Upholds Colorado Magazine Capacity Limit

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RITR has the details.

Opinion here.

Two From Denninger

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Why We As A Nation Deserve The Boffing We Get

Heh Monkey-Ears: That’s Unconstitutional

And the beat goes on….

Max V: Planning Exercise – Simple OP/Recce Patrol

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You do understand that you will need these staff skills, right?

Objective Overview(Click to enlarge)

Show your work over at Max’s place.

Fortune favors the prepared.

Sierra12: Tactical Medical Considerations

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Useful info, as always.

Have you practiced enough with your medical gear?

RIA Novosti: Ukraine’s Luhansk, Donetsk Republics Ratify Union of People’s Republics Constitution

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“The parliament of the union of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk republics ratified a constitutional act that proclaims the creation of the Union of the People’s Republics of Donetsk and Luhansk during its first session on Thursday.

The constitutional act, which was passed unanimously, states that the Union of the People’s Republics (UPR) is “a democratic, confederate, and state based on justice” that acknowledges and protects the equal rights of citizens. According to the constitution, the UPR is open to the accession of other states and is a denuclearized zone…”

Well, they beat Texas.

The entire world is up for grabs.

Got a plan?

More importantly, have you got people with you?

DTG: Train The Trainer I – Essential Skills 7 – 10 August 2014

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III Percent Society for America members receive 15% off course fees.

Tempus fugit.

The III Percent Society For America

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DTG: Why The III Percent Society?

III Percent Society FAQ

FAQ – IIIPSFA – 24 June 2014

1) What is the IIIPSFA?

The III Percent Patriots Society for America is a 501(c)(4) tax-exempt educational organization established in 2014 to restore rightful liberty in America. “Rightful liberty” means, in Thomas Jefferson’s words:

[U]nobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add ‘within the limits of the law’ because law is often but the tyrant’s will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual.

We like that idea, and we think a lot of other men, women, and children will like it, too.

2) OK – now really – who are you guys?

Oh – you want the real story? OK, but remember – this is code word stuff, subject to all of the provisions of the official Secret Squirrel oath and code of conduct:

The III Percent Patriots Society for America is a 501(c)(4) tax-exempt educational organization established in 2014 to restore rightful liberty in America.

Peaceable men and women, passionately committed to individual freedom and political liberty, educating and supporting other like-minded individuals.

Keep it under your hat, though. OPSEC, you know. The walls have ears. John has a long mustache. 🙂

3) Are you a militia?

Short answer: No.

Longer answer: No, but we in the Society are supportive of militias, other consensual freedom-minded groups, and individuals who believe in fundamental human rights and are willing to work to re-establish those freedoms in America

4) What is the mission of your organization?

We’ll spare you a repeat of the Secret Squirrel routine, but really – we say what we mean, and we mean what we say. The III Percent Patriots Society for America was established to work for and achieve the restoration of rightful liberty in America. Nothing more – and nothing less.

5) What does that really mean?

First off, it means we have a heck of a lot of work to do.

Go read Harvey Silverglate’s Three Felonies A Day website at http://www.threefeloniesaday.com/Youtoo/tabid/86/Default.aspx . Better yet, go and read his book.

How many people in modern-day America know what Silverglate is saying, let alone understand it?

More work.

Now add in all of the Snowden disclosures of domestic data interception and intelligence analysis by Federal agencies.

More work.

Fast and Furious? Benghazi? IRS emails?

Still more work.

To re-establish rightful liberty in America, the Society has to

a) awaken people to the tyrannical threats faced by all Americans,

b) provide them with the information they will need to change that situation, and finally,

c) support them as they do just that.

In other words, a LOT of work.

6) How do you propose to do that?

You start with a core group of people who aren’t afraid of hard work and who understand the situation. Then you look for gaps and fill them. Wash, rinse, repeat. You’d be really surprised what happens once people realize that their consent is all that holds the entire Potemkin village together. Withdraw that consent, weather the ensuing storm, and build for the first time in living memory a society based on individual freedom and opportunity.

7) Won’t that mean anarchy and destruction of society?

Ask yourself these questions:

Did I not rob a single other human being today because of the police?

Or did I not do it because I am not a person who robs people?

America is in the position it is today because generation after generation has been taught that the police and other government agencies are the only thing holding back chaos. Such a belief is just not true. Individuals who refuse to be predators are the core of society, and frankly, government is simply not the answer to all (or even most) problems in life.

8) When did you begin your organization?

Although it has been in the works for some time, we launched the Society on June 15, 2014.

9) What have you done so far?

So far, we’ve

· established our presence on the web,

· opened the membership roles, and

· begun the process of outfitting one of our first projects, which is designed to respond to situations like the Bundy Ranch and make sure that the truth gets out, regardless of what the government and their media accomplices do or not do.

10) Can anyone join IIIPSFA?

Anyone who wants to help restore rightful liberty in America is free to do so, regardless of their race, creed, gender, sexual orientation, or any other of the false divisions used by the global oligarchs to hold onto their power and keep the masses fighting among themselves.

11) How do you differ from the NRA?

Well, we certainly aren’t Washington insiders who have been part of every major Federal gun control measure since the National Firearms Act of 1934, if that’s what you mean. More importantly, while we are very pro-gun, we are at our cores individual freedom zealots, for we know what Ayn Rand meant when she said:

The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.

12) How do you differ from the Oathkeepers?

As an organization, we aren’t a mildly-less-senile American Legion post holding a copsucker/copsuckee co-dependency square dance to raise money and sell swag. Our individual members don’t have a track record of turning and running away at the first hint of possible danger or controversy. We are a group of men and women who run towards the fight, not away.

13) How do you differ from smaller gun rights organizations?

We’re just as poor or poorer, so that’s one thing we have in common. We are broader in our interest areas than groups such as JPFO or GOA, but any individual, group, or business that supports the pursuit of rightful liberty is an ally and a potential friend.

14) There’s a lot of folks who claim to be for freedom and want my money – why should I join you guys?

There’s only one real question to answer:

Do you see the Society as a way that you can help the fight for rightful liberty in America?

If so, you should consider joining us in any way that you can do so. If not, that’s OK with us too.

15) Won’t I be endangering myself and my family by joining the Society?

You and your family are already in danger from the ravages of an out-of-control government that believes that you, your children, and all of your assets already belong to it. What remains to be seen is what you plan to do about it. Helping us restore rightful liberty is one constructive way to channel your outrage.

16) I’ve heard some bad things about some of the people in the Society – is it true?

On the internet, you never know what someone is going to say about you. The truth is that at least two of our members have criminal convictions. Both are productive, respectable members of society today – and that’s what counts for us. Do your own research, consider the sources of the information and their motives, and make up your own mind. Take nothing on faith.

17) What about violence?

As individuals, every single one of us has a God-given right of self-defense. Many in the modern world would infringe upon that natural right or ban it altogether. Such people are evil, and we stand in direct, open opposition to them. As an organization, the Society has the same policy as did the Minutemen at Lexington Green:

Don’t fire unless fired on.

That works for us, and we hope it works for you.

18) Can you tell us more about your future plans?

Not any specifics right now, but keep an eye on our blog at http://iiipercentsociety.blogspot.com. You’ll know the latest right there.

19) Do you expect trouble from government investigators?

You’re not suggesting that government agencies such as the IRS might harass individuals and groups based on their political beliefs, are you? That’s crazy talk right there… 🙂

20) What about kids – can they join?

At present, the Society does not have a junior membership program planned. But kids are always welcome at any of our events, subject of course to the good judgment of their moms and dads.

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RIP Louis Awerbuck

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H/t Tam.

From A Reader

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Over the transom:

You should take a look at this one…UN is hiring “Disarmament Peace Keeping” forces and take a look at the education and experience they are asking for.

Also, Fluent English is required for this post.

Note: I posted this link at the bottom but it copied with an “error” message so I went back and copied the entire post for your perusal.

https://inspira.un.org/psc/UNCAREERS/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/UN_CUSTOMIZATIONS.UN_JOB_DETAIL.GBL?

Job Opening

Posting Title:
Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration Officer, P4
Job Code Title:
DISARMAMENT, DEMOBILIZATION AND REINTEGRATION OFFICER
Department/ Office:
Department of Peacekeeping Operations
Duty Station:
NEW YORK
Posting Period:
27 May 2014-26 July 2014
Job Opening number:
14-ROL-DPKO-34627-R-NEW YORK (R)
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Special Notice

This post is financed by the Support Account for Peacekeeping Operations for a period of at least one year. Extension of appointment will be subject to budgetary approval.

Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.

Applicants from troop- and police-contributing countries who are found most suitable and recommended for selection will be given due consideration for positions in a peacekeeping operation or Headquarters support account funded positions in the Department of Peacekeeping Operations and the Department of Field Support, taking into account their contribution to United Nations peacekeeping, in accordance with General Assembly resolutions 66/265 and 67/287.

Org. Setting and Reporting

These positions are located in field missions of Peace Operations. The DDR Officer typically reports to the head of a work unit or to a senior official responsible for DDR operations in a field location, though this may vary depending on the mission structure. The focus of these jobs is to lead the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of DDR programmes, operations and other related activities in the country or region concerned.

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the Programme Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

(a) Act as a Focal Point for DDR components for 2-3 missions, responsible for planning, support to implementation and evaluation

• Participate in DPKO and Integrated Task Force planning meetings for the establishment of a new peacekeeping mission with a potential DDR component;

• Provide technical assistance to peace negotiations;

• Participate in technical assessment missions;

• Advise, develop and review (as appropriate) initial DDR functional strategy and concept of operations for further development into a full programme by the DDR component and the National DDR Commission;

• Develop and review the DDR input to the reports of the Secretary-General to the Security Council;

• Develop initial result-based framework and budget for new DDR components in new mission;

• Liaise with UNDP and donor community to raise voluntary contributions for DDR programmes;

• Present and/or defend new and subsequent DDR budgetary requirements in the ACABQ and the 5th Committee of the General Assembly;

• Develop staffing structure and terms of reference for a DDR component, including terms of integration with other UN agencies, funds and programmes;

• Provide technical clearance for applicants to DDR units in new and ongoing missions;

• Provide Headquarters support in planning the civilian and military logistics support for DDR;

• Continually review DDR programme strategy and implementation through relevant documents, reports and code cables;

• Conduct field missions to assess implementation of established DDR programmes;

• Identify potential problems and issues to be addressed and suggest remedies to DDR units in the field;

• Liaise with Member States, UN actors and other DDR interested partners to represent the mission’s DDR component at the Headquarters level;

• Establish and maintain an outreach network with CSOs and IGOs active in the area of DDR.

(b) Support the doctrine development work in the area of DDR in the department, with the Interagency working group on DDR and other relevant national and international actors working on DDR issues

• Contribute to department-level or Policy Committee-level policy development work on DDR and related issues;

• Maintain and further develop the Integrated DDR Standards – a set of interagency policies, guidelines and procedures on DDR;

• On behalf of the Chief of the DDR Section, co-chair the lnter-Agency Working Group (IAWG) on DDR, contribute to bringing coherence to the interaction of the UN system and its partners on DDR;

• Supervise the Associate Expert (Junior Professional Officer) in the development and maintenance of the web-based United Nations DDR Resource Centre;

• Liaise with others (UN, regional organisations and Member States) providing DDR training.

Competencies

• PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to particular sector, functional area or other specialized field. Ability to identify issues, analyze and participate in the resolution of issues/problems. Ability to conduct data collection using various methods. Conceptual analytical and evaluative skills to conduct independent research and analysis, including familiarity with and experience in the use of various research sources, including electronic sources on the internet, intranet and other databases. Ability to apply judgment in the context of assignments given, plan own work and manage conflicting priorities. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

• COMMUNICATION: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

• PLANNING AND ORGANIZING: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.

Education

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in political science, social sciences, management, international economics, international relations, law, or a related field. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration or related area. Experience working within peacekeeping, peace-building or development programmes operations is desirable. Experience with small arms control, conflict/post-conflict crisis management, economic recovery is desirable. Experience coordinating multiple partner agencies, funds or programmes is desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of French is desirable.

Assessment Method

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

United Nations Considerations

The United Nations shall place no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. (Charter of the United Nations – Chapter 3, article 8). The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

Candidates will be required to meet the requirements of Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter as well as the requirements of the position. The United Nations is committed to the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity for all its human resources, including but not limited to respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to whether they have committed, or are alleged to have committed criminal offences and/or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.

No Fee

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

 

SMEAC

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Study guide here.

This material will be on the examination.

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