Shopping for some snacks.
Do you understand yet?
If Mrs. Clinton* isn’t indicted, I take that as a sign that Rule of Law is gone.
She shows no signs of slowing. I would make a joke about mass and inertia, but I have a better plan.
Gather the wimmenfolk. Issue them a blue dress, a blue beret, and a ping pong paddle with a picture of Monica Lewinsky’s face glued to it. You may have to use a fold up fan or somesuch after the first week of this.
Dispatch them to any and every Mrs. Clinton* rally. Early, so they get a front row seat. ‘Bout halfway through the opening brays, don beret and brandish face. Aim it forward: There may be children nearby.
Menfolk, be nearby with video ready to go. With any luck, this will make Chernobyl look like a tipped over candle.
No reason we can’t have fun.
* I have been reliably informed, through the media, that calling her Hillary is sexist. I agree, so I’ll just call her by her husband’s name.
Only suggestion: I’d have both men and women hold up (cheap) 50-ring Churchills in the air that same time.
“…At every turn, the traditionalist rebel seeks to scale down issues to character while the leftist authoritarian seeks to scale them up to institutions. This is the conflict that will decide our future….”
Some thoughts on a continuing theme.
A few quick flashes:
1) The more Rotarian you look and sound, the better.
2) If success for your plan involves post-initiation material support from people who have never been a part of the planning process or even briefed on the objectives, you have already failed.
3) If you don’t have competent people constructively throwing bricks at the plan as it is being developed, you are in deep brown. You will have competent people throwing all sorts of things at you and your plan once you initiate.
Other links may be placed in comments.
All by Gary Hunt:
Discuss between each other in comments.
Since the Amateurs and Children like to cite the conflict in Vietnam as their basis for rising up in a glorious People’s Revolution, here’s some interesting pictures from the other side.
Nothing major, except to those that understand history.
What did the North have?
Outside nation-state support. SIGNIFICANT outside nation-state support.
Discipline. RIGID discipline.
Training. Lots of training.
Command structure. RIGID command structure.
A specific and defined mission.
Significant personal sacrifice.
NONE of which exists currently in the IIIper/Prepper/SHTFer crowd.
NB that the average FREEFOR person does not intersect socially with many other segments of the FUSA populace, whereas SLAVFOR media and personalities flood those zones.
The more we talk just to each other and not to “unlike-minded”, the more easily we can be painted as radical fringe dangers to society.
Assignment: Place this number from “Wicked” into the context of Malheur, FREEFOR, and Orwellian dystopia prevention, and discuss:
Still chuckling about that “clear and present danger” comment by the DOJ’s chief of national security in yesterday’s Reuters piece?
The FUSA is not at peace.
Conduct yourselves accordingly.
Two memories from way back on my personal freedom education trail:
1) Former USMC NCO: “People are the problem.”
2) Former Army NCO: “Stay flexible.”
Frankly, I blame Al Gore.
If he hadn’t invented the Interwebs, people would still have to talk and otherwise act directly with each other.
Since the Web spun up, an entire generation has been born and raised with a machine between each party in an interaction.
GenXers, Boomers, and GGs have fallen into the same trap.
The machine not only isolates people from much of the communications that occur between folks in an FTF meeting, but it also facilitates bad behavior and other distortions.
Makes working together pretty difficult – even before the trolls come into play.
Tom Baugh has some thoughts on how to slice through the dysfunction:
An enforced rule-set.
We can fling shit at each other like technology-empowered primates.
Or we can find those who share common ground (even on a task/time limited basis) and work together in meatspace towards shared goals.
Pretty radical, eh?
People are the problem.
And the solution.
Try to limit the dysfunction.
Dissension in discussion is fine and should be welcome.
Dissension once operational is much more dangerous.
As is unthinking autocracy.
Obligatory reading for subject matter retention.
Statement from Ammon Bundy
Feb 4 2016
Hundreds of people were freely coming into the refuge to get education on their rights. Many group presentations were given each day. On Saturday, the 24th, ten ranchers from Oregon, Nevada, Utah, and Arizona nullified their grazing contracts with the BLM and U.S. Forest Service. On Saturday, the 24th, grand jury administrators from Nebraska and Florida were forming a grand jury to review the abuses in the Hammond case. Tuesday, the 27th, the day LaVoy was killed, we began releasing documents exposing criminal acts by the government. The evening of the 27th, a meeting was scheduled with Grant County residents to give a presentation with those at the refuge. To give their presentation to hundreds of people in the county, including the county Sheriff.
The FBI attacked those who were to give the presentation on the way to this peaceful meeting, leaving hundreds at the meeting with no speakers. On Wednesday, the 28th, a follow up meeting was scheduled with Harney County residents with those at the refuge to finalize actions to claim back lands that were taken by the BLM, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and United States Forest Service. This included plans to take action to begin logging again in Harney County and to restore the thriving economy once known to the Harney County residents. On Thursday evening, the 29th, a meeting was scheduled with Malheur County residents with those at the refuge to give a presentation on the constitution as it pertained to federal limits to land ownership inside the states. This meeting was to occur in Ontario, Oregon. Hundreds were expected to attend. The sheriff’s Department also accepted the invitation and was scheduled to attend.
On Friday afternoon, the 30th, residents surrounding Jordan Valley, Oregon, had scheduled a seminar with those at the refuge to come out and inform them of how they can protect themselves from a national monument that is to be signed in by President Obama this year, 2016. This monument is twice the size of Yellowstone, takes up a third of the county’s land mass, and will put over 250 ranchers out of business as they know it. Ranchers from Malheur county were scheduled to nullify their contracts with the U.S. Forest Service.
In the following weeks, meetings were scheduled in Wyoming, Montana, Utah, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, and the State of Washington. Multiple Skype meetings were also set up throughout the Western U.S. All these meetings were to discuss how they would stand against the unconstitutional land control by the federal government. Those at the refuge collected over 50 testimonies of ranchers who lost their family property to the U.S. Government in Harney and surrounding counties. Hundreds of government documents were compiled by those at the refuge. Many of the documents exposed abusive actions by federal government officials, Judge Grasty, Harney County Sheriff’s Department and direct abuses to the Hammond family.
Escalation of force from the FBI, OSP, and the Sheriff’s Department incrementally increased as the education from the refuge expanded. Government officials knew that if they did not take forceful preemptive action to stop the expanding the influence of the refuge, many would begin to stand for land rights as protected by the United States Constitution. Make no mistake about it: those that were educating at the refuge and are now suffering in jail at this time are political prisoners.
Those at the refuge never pointed a gun and never pulled a trigger to kill. They chose to educate, giving others the freedom to choose. The government promoted fear and forceful tactics to control and stop this education. And ultimately, they used force by the barrel of the gun.
Please watch the video below.
Ammon Bundy, 2/4/16
Link: To contribute to Ammon’s defense: https://www.fundedjustice.com/en/projects/28054-Ammon-Bundy—Legal-Defense-Fund
The FUSA is not at peace.
Conduct yourselves accordingly.
…With 2,545,802 checks processed through the National Instant Background Check System, January 2016 beat the previous record, set in January 2013, by 50,326 checks. Though January’s number represents a drop from the all-time single month record set in December 2015, it is also marks the ninth month in a row that has set a record. It is also the third month in a row with more than two million background checks….
Plus this from over the transom:
Quick Thoughts On Malheur For Next Time
Debacle. Wrong hill to die, literally, on. Unless that was the plan. About the only good (?) I see coming out of this is the 100 Heads Policy may now be in effect.
Since you asked, entirely off the cuff, with self imposed 10 minute time limit.
RUMINT has it that food, fuel, etc., and LOTS of possibly incriminating documents were found in the building.
Notes for Next Time (NFNT): Have a site exploitation plan ready to go. At a minimum, everyone should know how to pull hard drives, take pics, and send those pics. You can probably get away with using a cell phone for about half a day, then you’re done. (See attachment.)
fldigi and other ham programs provide that ability. Don’t forget to take your call sign off’n it.
Carry GI laundry bags to put stuff in, have a cross level plan for bags, and a means to extract stuff immediately. Any seizure of a site, no matter how briefly, should have site exploitation underway concurrent with establishing security and comms. Don’t get bogged down looking at shiny things: If it stows, it goes. Frankly, that’s the beginning of a plan: Why occupy? Raid: An attack on a site with a preplanned withdrawal. Pro tip: Spend more time on your exit strategy than any phase except actions on the objective. It’s not hard to get into trouble. Getting out of it is a bit sticky.
Comms: Establish immediately. Prior coordination with sympathetic outlets needed. By that, find out now who is sympathetic and contact them as raid is underway. Have persons designated to watch as raid initiates, then drive to different area and call in. Take a lesson from the Chechens and dominate the news space. Preplan twitter, reporters, outside media support. Sparks does a whole block of instruction on how to use buttsets to exploit existing landline systems. Given the relative youth of most agents [of the state], I doubt they remember landlines.
This was discussed as one use of the III Short Bus but, as you recall, this was insufficiently Jedburgh. One weeps.
In keeping with our earlier discussion of WWI levels of coordination, carrier pigeons, loaded with encrypted thumb drives, would work for delivery and be precise. Timings should be done with synchronized watches to minimize eavesdropping and radio failure.
Encryption: AMRRON recommended OTP. At first I thought this was something new to learn but, the more I look at it, the more I think it suits our current situation. Instead of having to learn all of the alphabet and 10 numerals in Morse, you just have to learn the numerals. Even if it’s computer generated and therefore crackable, it’ll buy some time and tie up some assets. Even at that, I suspect changing OTPs every 24-48 hours will keep them guessing. (More for occupation than raids, although a quick burst of preplanned numerical codes would work. Destroy before reading. :) )
Of the point we’re discussing, one more charge (encrypted transmissions) won’t matter. With my luck, that’s the one that would stick….
Logistics: Lord have mercy, have some. I admit I may have laughed when they received bags of dicks, but that’s just sad. You can put six months worth of Mountain House in a pickup. While we’re at it, you can put 24K gallons worth of Pool Shock in a rucksack. Etc. Hygiene. Socks. Who doesn’t have socks?
Planning: Pretty good indication this event was the dog that caught the car: Now what? Branches and parallels. If you’re going to occupy, plan to stay. If you going to hit and git, have multiple ways and methods out. At the risk of regurgitating manuals, there is nothing wrong with the Ranger Handbook, FM 7-8 and 10 (or whatever the new Army calls them. The older ones are better.), etc.
Legal support: Take a patriot (sic) friendly lawyer with you. He needs to wear a tie.
Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield (IPB): See also Sam Culper’s thoughts on this. At a minimum, know your local sheriff.
Spread the fed: Coordinate as far as possible (OPSEC) with groups in other regions. Half dozen of these pulled off simultaneously does several things:
Spreads the feds.
Increases odds of getting our side, both story and personnel, out.
Fear: “They’re everywhere.” Yes. Yes we are.
Speaking of video, here’s a retired SF MSG discussing the organization of the Paris Attacks in a way that even [insert name here] can understand.
One man’s terrorist is another man’s patriot (sic). Absolutely puts the lie to rugged individualism/lone wolfoshitz.
Firefighting equipment: Ask David Koresh and Chris Dorner if some buckets full of dirt wouldn’t have been a good idea. All .mil 40MM CS, IIRC, is pyrotechnic. Burns hotter than the hinges of Hades. You ain’t putting it out with a personal extinguisher. Bring masks. And E-tools. Fill trash cans and bottom file drawers with dirt. This should be easy, since you put the contents of them in laundry bags and sent them out, didn’t you?
The FUSA is not at peace.
Do not lose the point.
Good people die in wars against Bad People.
The FUSA is not at peace.
Please understand that.