Monthly Archives: June 2015

A Reader Sends: Yakima Arms Expo AAR

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From over the transom:

AAR Arms Expo 2015 (I attached a few photo’s emailed to me by a friend)

We arrived mid Friday afternoon 6/19/15, the drive out of Yakama took us thru vineyards and farms. Even noticed a Texas longhorn on the way.

As we drove there we noticed signs posted every so often with slogans like “Liberty Ahead”. After about 30 minutes or so we arrived at a fork in the road, we knew it was the right place because of the types of Flags flying like; “Come & take it”, Gadsden, Star Spangled banner, etc. Took note of a little café located there too, which we took full advantage of during the weekend.

Check in was efficient and expedient, it help that we had preregistered. Drove slowly in, noticed Porta-Potties as we drove thru in good locations and good supply, main stage to the left with large area for crowd (which was filled with spectators the next day during opening ceremonies), as we first drove in there were vendors on both sides sitting up displays & booths, plenty of open carry both pistol and long guns. After going thru the vendor area we came to a draw and proceeded down a road that led into a field, there was an island of trees in the middle of the field and a tree lined perimeter but mostly exposed to the conditions, with porta potties in the middle of the field & beginning. There were campers in trailers and tents set up at the beginning and around the tree island. We proceeded to the far end which had a birch tree protected area and set up camp. We noticed that this was an area where cows have bedded down in the past, turns out cows ain’t so dumb after all, we had shade morning and throughout the day, there was a light breeze most of the time that kept us cool and bug free.

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The campground scene was full of good people, we had a neighbor who was an ex 1%er who was now a 3%er and a very good cook, while at camp if we kept him with a cool one every once in while & it was reciprocated back with some excellent chow. No camp fires due to fire hazards but it still didn’t stop neighbor’s from sitting around and discussing freedom & liberty. One neighbor for example was from a family that settled the northwest part of the state, who had great stories of how hard and dangerous that was and even one story of how one a member of the local military was beheaded by Indians in an incident of revenge.

Next day started at the main stage with the pledge of allegiance and prayers, the singing of “The Star-Spangled Banner” from horse back as a young lady on horse rode before us with the flag.

Next was a talk by Cope Reynolds about gun safety and what the law was & not. After which shouts rung out “We will not comply”.

Then the speakers, I didn’t get to hear them all but I did hear Mike Vanderboegh, who gave a rousing speech on gun rights & liberty and what this event was all about; by standing up against unconstitutional laws. I also heard state representative Matt Shea speak, all I can say is that guy is good, Washington state is lucky to have him in the state legislature fighting for liberty.

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Now to check out the vendors, guns smiths, parts manufacturers, one booth on how to build AR’s (he had a workshop later in the afternoon), tactical supplies, political booths, prepping booths, optics, a blacksmithing demonstration, First aid, Forward Observer (Sam did multiple clinics throughout the weekend) a very intelligent (a little play on words there) young man that a lot can be learn much from, a fellow who made pow wow drums from the hide of elks he had harvested (got one for the wife), food booths and many more.

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That afternoon there were demonstrations & clinics in an area set up behind the vendors opposite the stage, there is no way one person could attend them all but I was able to take in some of Mike Vanderboegh’s; especially his improvised weapons demonstration (a personal highlight of the whole event for me), Culper’s Intelligence, Security, and Defense talks, while my son covered some of the other events like, gun building, Ham radio and first aid demonstrations. While this was going on there was music and speeches at the main stage while also people shooting at the not to distance range (but far enough). Having the sound of automatic fire for additional background music was the icing on the cake for sure.

The next day was more of the same with some different twists added in.

We pulled out late Sunday. The one thing I heard repeatedly was “I can’t wait till next year”, one vendor was busy telling me all of the additional stuff he would have at his booth next year, I did take advantage of some end of expo sells going on too, I noticed one vendor had pulled out early because they had sold out of their stock.

Some things of special note for me was watching all of the families there standing up for freedom, the constitution and defying tyranny, some of which most likely have never taken that stand before, I did see young couples who were not gun people for sure but were taking everything in intently. There was a lot of people, but with everything going on it was hard to put a number on it, a lot of coming and going, I know it was over a 1,000 but it could easily been many times that number, maybe the organizers will put out the official attendance.

On the organizers, Liberty For All III%, Kit, Marie and Anthony; they should be as proud of this event as a parent with a new baby (and in my book you can’t get no prouder than that)!!!

I know I didn’t do this AAR/event the justice it deserves but I gave it my best shot.

Death before slavery!

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H.K. Edgerton On The Battle Flag Controversy

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“I’m not going to blame it on a Yankee because I’ve seen some southern folk around here that are real questionable too that don’t know anything about who they are and their families and the honorable people in the southland of America, red, yellow, black, white and brown,” Edgerton said.

Read it all.

There are unintended consequences when one tries to steal a people’s heritage.

Sic semper tyrannis.

H/t FNC

Google Chrome Listening In To Your Room Shows The Importance Of Privacy Defense In Depth

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Link; h/t NCR.

Do you understand yet?

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But Of Course…

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Story.

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Orlov: Pop Goes The Bubble

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Doom, Dmitry-style.

You pays your money and you makes your bets.

(H/t SLL)

Ol’ Remus: The Appalachian Option

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Glad to see he’s not gone full dark.

And pointing to a new-to-me blog as well.

Well done.

It’s How They Roll – Proxy Version

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SPLC: Women Against Islam

“Anti-Muslim radical right”?

Love it, along with Miss B’s retort.

SPLC: Anniston Police Department Has Two Hate Group Members on the Force

AL.com: Anniston places 2 police officers on leave, allegations of hate group membership

Southern Nationalist Police Officer Fired For Refusing To Renounce His Beliefs

Any questions?

Got PT?

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Via Kenny.

III to III: GoFundMe Established To Support The Huntsville Op

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Details here.

Backstory here and here.

Support your fellow Americans.

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Buppert: The Myth Of The Rule Of Law

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Read it all.

Money graf:

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…That robed government employee is the arbiter and apparent final voice on what is legally correct and what is not. Please keep in mind that the Supreme body of these creatures in the land, the Supreme Court ruled nothing unconstitutional that came on their docket between 1937 and 1995.

Nothing.

This means that these great minds took every congressional and executive act as the law of the land with no reservations. This would include the infamous Wickard V. Filburn to the “infringing” 1968 Gun Control Act. Let that sink in. The legal mandarins gave Congress a 100% score in moral and Constitutional rectitude during that time…
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Just keep voting.

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WeaponsMan: Training Series Chapter #1

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Let’s start at the very beginning – a very good place to start.

More to follow.

A Modest Proposal

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Courtesy of a reader.

It’s How They Roll

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Popehat: DoJ’s Gag Order On Reason Has Been Lifted — But The Real Story Is More Outrageous Than We Thought

Related:

Glenn Reynolds: Feds menace free speech as Reason magazine ordered to identify commenters and remain mum

Special Deputy Under-Assistant United States Attorney For Political Misdirection Greenwood reminds all citizens that there are special penalties for anyone intentionally mis-spelling “justice system” as “just us system”.

Consider yourselves warned.

Now give me 20 recitations of the “checks and balances under the Constitution” mantra.

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DTG: Keep On Keepin’ On

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Word.

Relentless application of the basics.

Guys who believed in and practiced such things have won quite a few games.

Food For Much Thought

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People Should Not Be Allowed Unlimited Personal Freedom

Maximum Freedom, Maximum Responsibility

If “Idiocracy” is now, what then is the future?

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Claire Wolfe: The Essentials

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Why I Am Not Going To Write About That Dreadful Mass Murder In South Carolina

The essentials.

Fundamental human rights stand above any man-made law.

No matter how intended.

Or how popular.

Defy.

Disobey.

Train others to do the same.

Resist.

However you can.

No matter what.

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Just Sayin’

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Are Smart Street Lights the Future of Security Tech?

Company Admits New ‘Smart’ Street Lights Can Analyze Voices, Track People

NYT: At Newark Airport, the Lights Are On, and They’re Watching You

Illuminating Concepts: Intellistreets

Banzai!

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Backed with the full faith and credit of FUSA.

You’re a Criminal in a Mass Surveillance World – How to Not Get Caught

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Word.

Meatspace.

Make the bastards work in the environment in which they are weak.

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SLL: Goodfellas And Goodgals

 
Robert Gore discusses the real organized crime syndicate.

Nice country you got here.

Be a shame if anything were to happen to it.