Monthly Archives: March 2016

Via Happy Acres

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Work, then play.

G. Edward Griffin: Donald Trump is an Amazing Phenomenon

 
Put aside your well-founded skepticism of AJ, and watch the interview.

Interesting times.

(H/t MB)

Says It All

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From a reader.

TOWR: Decentralized Cell Operations – Can We Learn From Criminals?

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Essential.

BTW, in the eyes of both the stupefied-vidiot crowd and the Elites, you and your family/associates are already felons – at best.

Don’t be naive.

It can and will get you killed unnecessarily.

Nothing personal.

It’s only business.

But…But…But…

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ZH: Governments Admit that Much of Modern History Has Been Manipulated By False Flag Attacks

H/t NCR

Deputy Under-Assistant Secretary for Suppression of BadThink Greenwood was unavailable for comment.

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“We redistribute de facto the world’s wealth by climate policy”

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Climate policy is not about climate

Masks are coming off, kids.

And you thought their appearance was ugly…

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Fred: It Cometh From The Pit – And Hath A Knout

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The peasants are revolting.

Unpossible, sayeth The Betters.

Two Month Warning: NC PATCON 1 JUN – 6 JUN

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More to come.

Hope to see you there.

Nine Months: Principles Of Tactical Defense

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Maybe you won’t need to dig in where you are, but others will:

Part I

Part II

Part III

Part IV

Part V

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The De-Baathification Of FUSA?

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StopShouting raises the question.

Just know that the aftermath of this Election Day may not be one of reconciliation and commitment to the peaceful change of governments.

So Far…

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Source; h/t SLL.

Nine Months: Portable/Solar Thoughts

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From a patient reader, who did the work and then tolerated graciously the editor’s “Squirrel!” tendencies:

I can go only with what I did, as well as some lessons-learned from doing some calculations with a mutual friend (re batt consumption).

The first step really must come first. One must learn the radio and what it consumes in an average duty cycle. Basically that asks how much power is it consuming when transmitting in your preferred mode (pick the one with the most overhead as a SWAG). Typically the manual will tell you this if you actually read it. This is part of simply nugging out where to plug in the variables, because this is a math problem at its core. This consumption will drive how you size your battery solution, therefore your solar panel, and the charge controller you use. My personal average duty cycle is about 80/20; 80% receive and 20% transmit. It’s not a bad rule of thumb, but your own use will dictate this. If you’re acting as a relay for 2 other stations, or as NCS (net control station) of some other dispersed folks out in the bush you may (or not) want to adjust that ratio.

One important note for those who have mobility of the wheeled variety & will simply cart along their vanilla 100w base station, having the ability to feed it with large batteries. Just because you turn the power down doesn’t reduce the transmit consumption in a linear fashion. There is a floor where the radio will still consume a lot of power to run its other stuff like big power supply, fancy displays, button functions, programming retention, etc. A base that consumes 22A at full 100w transmit at home won’t consume 11A running at 50w output. You can typically find most of these will “bottom out” at about 12-16A, even if you turn its output down to QRP levels & turn off some of the other functions (you can get an FT-817 down to really being a miser by just disabling some usually un-needed functions). Lots of stuff behind that box & and it’s power hungry.

So let’s take my particular radio, run some numbers and size the battery I settled on as well as the panel & charge controller:

The rig draws 2A at full transmit & .6A in receive. In terms of amp-hours needed from the battery .2*(2A) + .8(.6A) = .88 amps. I’m kinda conservative so I call that 1 amp-hour (aH). Now comes the completely subjective assessment of how many of those aH’s do I need. For me, 4 to 5 is plenty & would mean I’m on the radio alot vs. doing other stuff I SHOULD be doing like setting camo or watching my backtrail or taking a nap (naps are good). Rather than a really hi-speed low-drag solution I decided to go with a simple 5aH sealed lead-acid (SLA,or “gel cell”) battery available in nearly any hardware store that sells outdoor lawn or farm equipment. Its form-factor & weight meets my needs. So I’ve got a couple.

As to sizing the panel it comes down to things like how much sunlight am I likely to have, and how quickly do I want the idle battery replenished? In northern climes during winter there is less sunlight available so I decided a few hours (vs overnight if you’re in Alaska during the summer) would be all I wanted to allocate, assuming sunlight. Following this point I then proceeded the old-fashioned way: I asked someone, who is neck-deep in this stuff all day every day, for help, That turned out to be a source for me. I will give that link with the disclaimer that I’m not hooked up with them in any fashion; they just know what they’re talking about, eat this stuff up, and are easily engaged in ferreting out a solution so you’re happy.

Charging has a rule of thumb of about 1aH = 12 watts; my source said in the case of solar methods go to 15 to be on the conservative side. It is also a good rule of thumb not to hit SLA batteries with more than 25% of their end-charge; your battery/mileage may vary. With a few hours allowed for the charging cycle, a 15w panel is fine. But you should have a small smart charge controller along with it that regulates the feed from the panel to the battery. This does 2 things. First, it prevents over-volting the battery and, second, they typically will do that final trickle “top off” of the battery so you get the most from it when you put it in use. So I want something slightly less in terms of output from the controller so it isn’t slamming the battery with the full output of the panel. 800mA or so works great and will still get that battery up to a nice topped-off state in about 4-1/2 to 5 hours. Can you size the panel bigger? Sure. You just need to expand that effort to consideration of the controller as well. In my case, this was meant to be a solution where everything, including the KX3, could go in an attachable pouch on the ruck.

One thing regarding connectors, and this is where you can do whatever trips your trigger. Much is said about Power Poles, etc. and in my mind they’re great – as long as you don’t have to make them on the fly or troubleshoot them. You can see in the pic of my panel that the physical interface with the panel looks like a typical old-school trailer-light connector (or part of it). I picked that as my interface because they are easily wired, easily cleaned, you can even wrap wire easily & directly around the conductor, and they are available at any parts store, RV place, truckstop, etc. Just because all they have is a 3 or 5 prong pigtail doesn’t mean you have to use all of them; just terminate what you want, ez-peezy. The other advantage of this is any hookup wire will do if you want to extend the connection. If you look at my panel you’ll see grommets along the edges. Very handy for running some paracord or braided fishing line & putting the thing up a tree to get best sun or on the edge of a vegetated area while you lie in the shade, out of sight attending to other camp chores, like taking that nap or making breakfast.

Here’s the link of where I located my panel stuff, and their personnel are great, fine service, good advice. Whoever it is CALL the people you’re dealing with and let them in on the end-state of what you’re after. If they’re worth anything, they will be all over helping you.

Link: http://www.batterystuff.com/ ; and at the time I dealt with a gent named “Steve”.

One other “general” lesson-learned regarding battery use, whether for your HF rig, your handhelds or anything else. If you’re in a field environment – or charging the battery to stash it away – DO NOT connect it to the radio you’re going to be using it with. If you have little HT’s with charged batteries that you stash around in various “go-kits” – take the battery off, put it in its own ziploc, with the radio’s ziploc or whatever. Batteries will leak; it’s what they do, it’s in their DNA, which is governed by principles in physics, the first of which is: “Electrons are lazy.” They will go to wherever they have more space to kick back & be, well, lazy – whether that’s something else conductive like an antenna, or just the chassis of your Baofeng handheld.

At any rate, this is a math problem. One can do the homework & crunch it out. Laying out the variables first, it is not as daunting as one may think.
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See also this related CSG post.

55gr 5.56 NATO and .223 Remington Ammunition Comparison

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Useful testing out of a 16″ barrel.

Know that variations between lots, brands, and conditions can introduce material error into your accuracy calculations.

Hatespeech Doubleplusungoodbadthink Thoughtcrime Waaaaacisss-ism

 
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Mandatory MiniTrue mindbleach; viewing obligatory – report all violators:

Schindler: Yugoslavia’s Warning To America

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A sober analysis, suitable for instructing the educable segment of the “it could never happen here” crowd.

Best to have Plan B planned, supplied, and drilled by Inauguration Day.

Nine months.

Use them well.

Foreign Affairs: Eurasia’s Coming Anarchy

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War-is-good agitprop, or sober foreign affairs analysis?

You make the call.

Bad moon on the rise.

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From the man who “saved NYC” by instituting “walking while young and black or Hispanic” street enforcement by the NYPD.

Buchanan: Trump Is Right About NATO

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Unpossible.

Everyone knows the guy is an a**hole.

Give me a “U”!

An “N”!

A “I-P-O-L-A-R”!

Because ‘Murika.

New Woodpile’s Here!

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Enjoy!

Fjordman at GoV: War

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A précis of the situation.

It will get worse.

There and here.

SHTF School: The Importance Of Illumination

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A good, brief article on EDC lighting.

Worth your time.

Meet Shuty! 3D Printed Semi-Auto Is Ready

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CAMI sends.

That gentle popping sound in the background?

Statists’ heads bursting.

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Brushbeater: Survival Knives

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Some thoughts on an important topic.

Let the comment-slashing begin.

Malheur: Your Help Is Needed

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From Gary Hunt:

YOUR HELP IS NEEDED

Do you have any pictures, videos, or stories, from the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge Occupation?

Cherylin Eager is heading up this effort. She can be contacted at:

Cell: 801-592-4245
Email: Cherilyn@CherilynEagar.com

Email address to submit pictures, videos, or stories: burnspix@committee.org

To dispute the government’s claim of damages, some patriots are coming together to acquire and present evidence to the contrary

On Tuesday, March 29, 2016, there will be press conferences held by the named individuals, at the locations shown.

Former Harney Co. Fire Chief Chris Briels, Bend, Oregon

Nevada Assemblyman John Moore, Las Vegas, Nevada

Janalee Tobias, Salt Lake City, Utah (Capitol, South Side)

Guy Finicum, Kanab, Utah

The press conferences will begin at 1:30 PM Mountain Time, 12:30 PM Pacific Time

In preparation for these events, and to established fixed Internet locations for the presentation of evidence disputing the government claims, a number of patriot organizations/sources are working together to gather as much information as possible to prove to fallacy of the government claims. To do so, we need your HELP.

If you have pictures of the Refuge before or during the occupation, you can email them to burnspix@committee.org

If you have uploaded videos of the Refuge before or during the occupation, you can email a link to burnspix@committee.org

If you have personal knowledge/stories about the clean-up conducted by the occupiers, or any relevant story, you can email that information to burnspix@committee.org

Gary Hunt
Outpost of Freedom

My Portable Modular Antenna Mast System

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Good stuff.

You are practicing with your gear, right?

(H/t NCR)

GoV: PEGIDA’s Tatjana Festerling on the Soros-Brokered Migration Deal Between Europe and Turkey

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Read it all.

Understand that Soros is also behind the upcoming Democracy Spring in FUSA.

Scoff all you want at the relevance of Europe to our situation.

Time will tell.

Bracken Sends

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Via Twitter; linked article here.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/embed/video/1277658.html

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Dethguild: Bummer For Ya, Pal

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Reprinted in full with permission:

Dear Ace of Spades: We noticed you’ve been a tad maladroit lately…

Well, we suppose Cruz should have stuck to sticking it exclusively in his spouse – or perhaps he shouldn’t have decided to campaign as Archangel Metatron bearing the gospel of Christ on earth. A wonk can survive infidelity… weathering rank hypocrisy is a smidgen more difficult.

The scope, evidence and sheer number of courtesans leads us to believe this is more than typical scandal-sheet trash – one or two is a standard issue rat-fucking. Three or four is troubling. Around five mistresses, (or eight?!), pattern recognition starts kicking in. The fact that Rancid Rubio’s minions, GOPe shills and several other flocks of meathead have been pushing the narrative for some week – while the big conservative guns spiked the story – only solidifies our notion something decidedly unbecoming went on here.

Naturally, not being the stupid sort, we acknowledge the likelihood of Trump’s surrogates exhuming these bones prematurely. (We say “prematurely” because candidate Cruz’s whoring around was likely how the RepubliCan’t establishment intended to submarine the rube come November). Ladies and gentlemen…. welcome to political bloodletting. Dredging up Special Ted’s carcasses not only helps Donald politically, it’s also a square punch in the mouth – retribution for Cruz’s minions dragging Trump’s family into the fracas. Teflon-Don hits back.

So Ace – the bitter taste of disappointment and your seething, impotent rage, is the realization that our political process will not mend itself. Did you truly expect some conservative cavalier on a white charger to thunder in and sweep you free of our tyrannical government?

A nice fairy tale. A dream. But now, back in the real world, you rub the sleep from your eyes and rouse to videos, news reports, allegations and interviews of how your paragon is in actuality a serial philanderer. You not only begin to question how you were so easily duped, but why all the media outlets you trusted – Brietbart, Drudge, Red State, Hot Air and more – behaved just like the DemonRat Media. They certainly knew of this debauchery. Rubio’s clown posse made certain of that. These bastions of journalistic integrity were hiding news from you. You’ve been betrayed and manipulated by not just the political establishment, but by those who you thought were your ideological comrades.

Well, there you go – happy fucking Easter Ace. Welcome to the wholly corrupt, Fallen United States of America. (FUSA).

Now, as you nurse the gaping knife-wound betwixt your shoulders, you can finally understand the offenses we’ve endured for decades. Those of us crushed under heel have long understood this political process will NEVER allow rectification from within. Expectations of such are fantastic lies conservatives tell themselves… to avoid confronting the horrible ramifications. A coping mechanism. No… we don’t really blame you – it is hard to admit one’s nation is beyond salvation, and it’s unpleasant to ponder revolution and sedition. But here we are – and truthfully, we’ve been here for the entirety of our lives. America’s relative prosperity has thus far spackled over our descent to serfdom, but the crown molding is beginning to crack – and the crowd is making note of it. Some of us more than others.

You will never fix this system by selecting from a gaggle of political whores, scribbling one of their names on a slip of paper, and relying on their paid minions to record it properly. Time and time again, Ace, you set timber upon a crumbled foundation and then scratch your brow come Spring thaw – befuddled as to why the cabin walls staved in.

No Ace. Knock it to the ground and start over. Scatter the remnants. Scourge the earth where it stood. Build anew, minding the failures of the past. Everything else is doomed to tumble – as the groundwork is fissured beyond any hope of mending. You’ve more than once already prescribed the true remedy – perhaps superficially, or in jest. But… on a subconscious level, you did understand what needs to happen for any true redress of the people’s grievances.

Now, as time dwindles, you faintly hear the dogs of war baying on the distant moors – and your cloistered world getting a tad uncomfortable.

Sorry for shattering your safe space Ace, but this was all so very predictable. You placed faith in politicians, their strumpets and in a system beyond redemption. You can sulk, retract back into your conch or lash out verbally at those experience taught better. Or… you can take the time you still have to prepare for what’s coming. (As unpleasant and bloody as it will surely be).

We intend to slash it to pieces Ace of Spades. We have chosen our destroyer… and we will enable him to the bitter end. We will not abandon this man on the field of battle, regardless of any foible, (and as we stand before God, we do mean “ANY”). “Why!?” you petulantly snort? Because Ace… he’s our blade – and our weapon is sharp, merciless, yuuuuuge…. and accomplishing exactly what it must.

We choose Donald Trump as our destroyer – because we know better than to believe our salvation will ever come from Washington D.C. Oblivion is all that fetid swamp can conjure, so we shall turn it’s power upon itself. When the time comes, we roll the dice on whatever slithers from the ruin.

We’re in the mood for a bonfire Ace. Don’t look so horrified – you suggested it first. We merely liked the idea and decided to run with it.

Help.
It.
Burn.

(And fuck the consequences.)

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UPDATE 27MAR2016 1935EDT: Ushanka notes the shlongification.

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SLL: Profiles In Irrelevance

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TINVOWOOT.

Embrace it.

Own it.

Kyrie, eleison

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Take the day to consider events of nearly 2 millennia in the past, and their relevance today.

Christos anesti.