Friday, July 12, 2013

Survival Is Not Fun, by Wild EMT

Via NC Renegade


A friend and I recently discussed some of the possible physical difficulties that might be associated with a rapid exfiltration from a devastated area during a major grid-down scenario.  We thought it would be interesting to explore the personal effects of increased stress, combined with decreased caloric intake, which might be encountered while “bugging-out.”  We wanted to move away from academic knowledge to personal experience, so we created a seven day bug-out “challenge” for ourselves. 

Background note: my survivalist friend was a U.S. Marine who served in Vietnam and then spent his career working on computers.  I'm a 46-year-old male who exercises daily by running and lifting weights.  I'm also a Wilderness EMT-B and I teach wilderness survival and wild plant skills as serious hobbies.  We both grew up in rural Utah, and we’ve spent many years backpacking throughout the Rocky Mountains.  We also invited another survivalist buddy (lawyer) to participate in the seven day challenge.

The Challenge
  • Consume only 1,200 calories daily 
  • Run 5K or bike 10K each day
  • Work manual labor (or) lift weights one hour each day
  • Sleep only 6 hours a night on the floor or ground
  • Refresh your (heavy) bug-out bag and wear it at least 30 minutes a day
  • Capstone: Run 15K or bike 30K with a (light) pack at the end of the challenge
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“Even Harry Reid now admits the Senate’s amnesty bill is unconstitutional and cannot become law."


Texas Congressman Steve Stockman announced on Thursday that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is now refusing to transmit to the House of Representatives the amnesty bill, which the Senate voted on and passed two weeks ago. According to Stockman he believes Reid fears it will be returned to the Senate on a “blue slip” resolution, which he threatened to use to kill the bill in the House.

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A Doctrine Utterly Subversive of the Constitution

John C. Breckinridge


Former-Vice President and later Kentucky Senator John C. Breckinridge tried in vain to hold Congress to the Constitution and stop the Republican party’s war upon the South in mid-1861.  Returning home after the mid-year legislative session, he witnessed Federal officers assembling and training volunteers at Lexington, a forced political alignment with Lincoln’s government, and his own imminent arrest by the Northern military.

Bernhard Thuersam, Chairman
North Carolina War Between the States Sesquicentennial Commission
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A Doctrine Utterly Subversive of the Constitution

“[In January 1860, John C. Breckinridge] . . . still had more than a year to serve as Vice President of the United States. Within the month past the General Assembly of Kentucky by an overwhelming majority had elected him to the Senate of the United States for the six years beginning March 4, 1861. 

Neutrality caught the fancy of most Kentuckians, though the Southern Rights element was at first reluctant to accept it.  In succession, however, the House of Representatives on May 16 (1861), the governor on May 20, and finally the Senate [on May 24] . . . assented to that policy. 

For himself, he took the position that he was making a record of protest against the unconstitutional measures with which the majority party was fighting and unconstitutional war.  Certain it is that had the Republicans accepted his criticisms as valid they would have been forced to abandon the conflict.

During the [legislative] session he made four principal speeches. On July 16 he spoke vigorously against the joint resolution “to approve and confirm” various “acts, extraordinary proclamations and orders” performed or issued by the President since March 4 “for suppressing insurrection and rebellion.”  Breckinridge urged that if Congress had the “power to cure a breach of the Constitution or to indemnify the President against violations of the Constitution and the laws,” it might in effect “alter the Constitution in a manner not provided by that instrument.” 

He attacked the specific acts of the President [as unconstitutional such as] the establishment of a blockade of Southern coasts, the authorization of the suspension of the writ of habeas corpus by various military commanders, the waging of war and raising armies without any act of Congress, arbitrary interference with freedom of the press, and the arbitrary imprisonment of private citizens. 

Looking for a justification of the President’s acts, Breckinridge assumed that it would be found in the necessities of the case. He denied indeed that there was any genuine necessity for the acts of which he complained, but, more fundamentally, he argued that the “doctrine [of necessity] is utterly subversive of the Constitution . . . [and] of all written limitations of government.  Thus he concluded that only the powers actually granted in the Constitution may be exercised by the government, whatever the emergency. 

Expanding an argument which he had used at Frankfort on April 2, he predicted that unless current tendencies were checked, the result would be “to change radically our frame and character of Government” by establishing a centralized regime without any effective limitation upon its powers.  [He argued] that he and many other conservative men counted “the Union not an end, but a means – a means by which, under the terms of the Constitution, liberty may be maintained, property and personal rights protected, and general happiness secured.”

When asked, near the end of the session, what he would do [with] a hostile [Southern] army encamped but a few miles from the national capital, Breckinridge declared flatly that he would abandon the war; that he did “not hold that constitutional liberty . . . is not bound up in this fratricidal, devastating and horrible contest. Upon the contrary, I fear it will find a grave in it . . . Sir, I would prefer to see these States all reunited upon true constitutional principles to any other object that could be offered me in life; . . . But I infinitely prefer to see a peaceful separation of these States, than to see endless, aimless, devastating war, at the end of which I see the grave of public liberty and of person freedom.”    

(Breckinridge in the Crisis of 1860-1861, Frank H. Heck, Journal of Southern History, Volume XXII, Number 3, August, 1955, pp. 338-341)

85% of Americans Dissatisfied with Government’s Handling of Nation’s Finances

A new Gallup poll shows that a large majority of Americans are “dissatisfied” with the federal government’s handling of numerous economic-related issues, with 85% of people dissatisfied in particular with the government’s handling of the nation’s finances.

While the poll showed strong satisfaction for government’s management of natural disasters, national parks, and homeland security, for the 19 issues queried about by the poll,  Americans were dissatisfied with government’s handling of 13 of them in majorities that ranged from 56% to 85%.

Gallup asked, “Next, we are going to name some major areas the federal government handles. For each one, please say whether you are satisfied or dissatisfied with the work the government is doing.”

The results showed the following:

.................................................................  Dissatisfied         Satisfied

The nation’s finances                                  85%                        14%

Poverty                                                        80%                        19%

Labor and unemployment issues                 72%                        26%

Immigration policy                                        72%                        26%

Job creation, economic growth                     71%                        27%

Healthcare                                                   70%                        29%

Education                                                     65%                        33%

Veterans’ issues                                           58%                        38%

Foreign affairs                                               58%                        39%

Energy policy                                                 57%                        40%

Public housing                                               52%                        42%

Criminal justice                                              55%                        42%

Environmental issues                                     56%                        42%

Agriculture, farming                                        43%                        49%

Military, national defense                                42%                        56%

Transportation                                                38%                        57%

Homeland security                                          41%                         57%

National parks, open space                            26%                        68%

Responding to natural disasters                     23%                        75%

More @ CNS News
.................................................................  Dissatisfied         Satisfied
The nation’s finances                                  85%                        14%
Poverty                                                        80%                        19%
Labor and unemployment issues                 72%                        26%
Immigration policy                                        72%                        26%
Job creation, economic growth                     71%                        27%
Healthcare                                                   70%                        29%
Education                                                     65%                        33%
Veterans’ issues                                           58%                        38%
Foreign affairs                                               58%                        39%
Energy policy                                                 57%                        40%
Public housing                                               52%                        42%
Criminal justice                                              55%                        42%
Environmental issues                                     56%                        42%
Agriculture, farming                                        43%                        49%
Military, national defense                                42%                        56%
Transportation                                                38%                        57%
Homeland security                                          41%                         57%
National parks, open space                            26%                        68%
Responding to natural disasters                     23%                        75%
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Why the Zimmerman Prosecutors Should Be Disbarred

Via avordvet

Toward the end of his closing statement on Thursday, Florida Assistant State Attorney Bernie de la Rionda posted a slide on a screen in a fifth-floor Seminole County courtroom.

"Which Owner would be more inclined to yell for help?" read the banner on the top of the slide.  The slide was divided in two.  On the left was a photo of George Zimmerman's Kel-Tec PF-9 9mm handgun, and on the right was a can of Arizona Watermelon Fruit Juice Cocktail.  Beneath the photo of the gun was the question, "Who followed?"  Under the can was the question, "Who ran?"

So absurd was de la Rionda's presentation, and the whole case for that matter, that the can was turned sideways so the label could not be read.  Throughout the trial, prosecutors have called the drink "iced tea" lest the word "watermelon" be said in court.  "F***ing" was okay.  De la Rionda said it more times than the average rapper, but "watermelon," apparently because of its racial connotations, was not.

Hiding the word "watermelon" was the least of de la Rionda's dishonesties.  This one slide had several built in.  As to who ran, Martin had four minutes to run the 100 or so yards to the house he was visiting.  When he attacked Zimmerman, he was still 70 or so yards from that townhouse.  Do the math.

Then, too, from the day the State took over the case, prosecutors knew that Zimmerman was the one screaming for help.  All evidence supported that save for the dubious identification by Martin's mother.  If the State's jobs were to sow the seeds of reasonable doubt, one could forgive them this deception, but that's not the State's job.  That's the defense's.

The State's job is to make the case for the defendant's guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. 

North Carolina House approves restrictions on abortion clinics

Republican lawmakers pushed ahead Thursday with their demand for new rules at North Carolina's abortion clinics, saying they will make the procedure safer for women. Opponents argued it was a blatant attempt to shut down clinics and curb a woman's right to choose.

The House voted 74-41 to approve new rules after a highly-charged, three-hour debate watched from the gallery by advocates on both sides of the issue.

The bill directs state regulators to change standards for abortion clinics to bring them in line with more regulated outpatient surgical centers. It also requires doctors to be present for an entire surgical abortion and when a patient takes the first dose for a chemically induced abortion.

More @ Fox

N.H. Rep. files petition, criminal complaint against oath-breaking colleagues

Via avordvet

 New Hampshire State Representative John Hikel signs pledge for lower taxes, smaller government, fidelity to Constitution.

A New Hampshire state representative has filed a petition to remove 189 legislators from the House of Representatives for voting to diminish citizen’s rights of self defense. John Hikel filed an Emergency Petition of Redress and a Verified Complaint of Breach of Oath of Office and Conspiracy against Rights in April against 189 members of the New Hampshire House of Representatives who voted to repeal the state’s “Stand Your Ground” law for “Breach of Oath of Office and Conspiracy against Rights.”
“It is one of our most basic rights [New Hampshire Constitution Part 1, Article 2a] and our oath of office says we will support the Constitutions of the United States of America and New Hampshire,” Hikel told Gun Rights Examiner. “I believe that a vote to diminish any rights violate that oath as well as New Hampshire statute 92:2 Chapter 92, Tenure and Oath of Office in Certain Cases.

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Is This the Most Interesting Opening Paragraph Wikipedia's Ever Published?

Most Interesting Man in the World, meet your match.

On Sunday, Twitter user Matthew Barrett created something of a sensation by linking to the obscure Wikipedia biography of the British army officer Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart. His tweet -- "This guy surely has the best opening paragraph of any Wikipedia biography ever" -- has been retweeted more than 3,200 times over the past several days.
So just how mind-blowing is the introduction on Carton de Wiart's page? Judge for yourself:
Lieutenant-General Sir Adrian Paul Ghislain Carton de Wiart[1] VC, KBE, CB, CMG, DSO (5 May 1880 - 5 June 1963), was a British Army officer of Belgian and Irish descent. He fought in the Boer War, World War I, and World War II, was shot in the face, head, stomach, ankle, leg, hip and ear, survived a plane crash, tunneled out of a POW camp, and bit off his own fingers when a doctor wouldn't amputate them. He later said "frankly I had enjoyed the war." [2]
On Twitter, some are simply in awe, while others are pointing out that the rest of the bio is pretty stellar too:

Airman Punished for Objecting to Gay Marriage in Military Chapel

Via avordvet


A 27-year veteran of the Utah Air National Guard said he was reprimanded after he wrote a letter objecting to a gay wedding in the West Point chapel and was later told to prepare for retirement because his personal beliefs about homosexuality were not compatible with the military’s policies.

“The military is trying to make examples of people who have religious beliefs that homosexual conduct in the military is wrong,” said John Wells, an attorney representing TSgt. Layne Wilson.

“The end game is to force conservative Christians out of the military.”

Last December Wilson wrote a letter to a person believed to be a chaplain at West Point. He stated his displeasure at news of a same-sex ceremony held in the Cadet Chapel.

“This is wrong on so many levels,” Wilson wrote. “If they wanted to get married in a hotel that is one thing. Our base chapels are a place of worship and this is a mockery to God and our military core values. I have proudly served 27 years and this is a slap in the face to us who have put our lives on the line for this country. I hope sir that you will take appropriate action so this does not happen again.”

Instead of responding to the private email, the Commandant of Cadets notified the Utah Air National Guard – leading to an accusation that he had brought disgrace and discredit upon the Air National Guard and his conduct was inconsistent with the United States Air Force.

More @ Townhall

McConnell warns Harry Reid tombstone will say he ruined the Senate


Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell warned Harry Reid on Thursday that the Democratic majority leader’s “tombstone” will say he “presided over the end of the Senate” if he “caves to the fringes” and changes Senate rules to make it easier to confirm administration appointees.

“No Majority Leader wants written on his tombstone that he presided over the end of the Senate,” McConnell warned from the Senate floor on Thursday, blasting Reid for suggesting that he will invoke the “nuclear option.”

“Well, if this Majority Leader caves to the fringes and let’s this happen, I’m afraid that’s exactly what they’ll write,” McConnell argued.

More @ Daily Caller

Age: 13; Sex: Boy; Occupation: VC hunter!/image/4148849654.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_804/4148849654.jpg!/image/2321026512.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_804/2321026512.jpg

Ta Thai Manh, at 15 the youngest member of the Vietnamese Rangers, smokes a cigarette as he waits for transportation to take him to an aid station after he was wounded in action in the Cholon section of Saigon May 6th. The youngster has another distinction besides his age: in March he was given a medal for helping capture seven Viet Cong.

I can't find any more information after this one above when he was 15.  Be nice to find out he made it another 5 years and was alive and well.


DATELINE VIETNAM — Ta Thai Manh is a soldier. A member of the proud Recon. Co., 5th Vietnamese Ranger Group, Manh always travels with the lead platoon, armed with a belt full of grenades and an anti-tank rocket, and has been in so many firefights and killed so many communist soldiers he can't remember them all.

Recently, he was decorated with the Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Bronze Star for turning a Red Chinese submachine gun on his own Viet Cong captors and escaping from an enemy battalion to rejoin his unit in the midst of the Saigon fighting. Tet (Mau Than) '68 Action Videos

 Ta Thai Manh is 13 years old.

Thirteen years old. At an age when most American kids are in the Boy Scouts, tiny Ta is a combat infantryman. He never misses an operation, and counts himself lucky to have been wounded in action only once.

Two months ago, Ta had never seen the red beret of the Vietnamese Rangers, except when an occasional truckload of them passed his family's house in Xom Moi, a suburb of Saigon's Gia Dinh region, on the way to an operation. That was before the Tet fighting here, and Ta was just a schoolboy (seventh grade) and a street urchin who sneaked an occasional smoke when he could get away from his father, mother, three brothers and sister.

The closest he had ever come to the world of soldiering was when he visited the local Regional Popular Forces outpost. The militiamen there, in spare minutes, taught Ta to shoot and showed him how their hand grenades worked.

Born on Jan. 13, 1955, Ta looks more like a Boy Scout than a soldier as he sits, skinny little arms lost in the floppy sleeves of his Ranger fatigue shirt, and relates his military career.

As he tells a tale of fighting that would do credit to any grizzled combat veteran, he fingers the shiny cartridges on the pistol belt of a tough-looking Ranger sergeant sitting next to him. He is one of them, a half-man child of war in a land that counts not years but the ability to shoot straight and be quicker than the enemy.

On Jan. 31 at about 2 a.m., a battalion of Viet Cong regulars infiltrated Ta's neighborhood, near the Phu Tho race track. Ta, seeing the brown uniforms, thought they were government soldiers. After dawn, he knew better. A Ranger lieutenant led a squad into his street, and after machine-gunning a few Viet Cong, was driven out by the enemy's heavy fire.

But the Viet Cong never entered Ta's home, and after that the fighting died down.

The next day, Feb. 1, Ta's boyish curiosity got the better of him — slipping out a back door so his parents wouldn't see him, he wandered through the streets of Xom Moi, following the sound of firing.

Turning one corner, he found a company of Rangers barricaded in houses, waiting while a flank force tried to flush the VC toward them. They told him the entire city was under attack by Viet Cong battalions. Ta decided to move up even closer, to see what was going on. Apparently thinking Ta lived in the area, the Rangers let him go — but cautioned him the houses around were full of communist soldiers.

About 800 yards up the street, Ta passed the cemetery — scene of some of the heaviest fighting in the earlier days of the attack. As he passed a chipped yellow wall, two Viet Cong slipped up behind him and grabbed him. An arm around his neck, a hand over his mouth, they dragged him back behind the wall and asked him where the government troops were. Ta was scared.

The VC were both young. One was dressed in black pajamas, the other in civilian clothes. They carried an AK-47 and a B-40 rocket. Ta had never seen either man.

After questioning him, they told him he should join the Viet Cong in their efforts to "liberate" the city — they said they were about to win a "glorious victory". Ta said he wanted to go home. He turned and started to run away. The Viet Cong with the AK-47 lashed out with his rifle butt, hitting Ta in the back. Then he clubbed him once, brutally, in the back of the head.

The two men packed Ta off to another part of the cemetery, where a battalion of Viet Cong crouched in fox holes.

Ta was tossed in one of the holes, and then a Viet Cong questioned him again. Ta said he was afraid to join the VC — he had heard too many stories of communist terrorism, and he didn't want to kill his friends and neighbors. When the Viet Cong intimated they might kill him if he refused to join them, Ta began to let them think he was changing his mind.

He stayed overnight and all the next day in the foxhole, without food or water. On nightfall of Feb. 2, a VC soldier of about 18 pulled Ta from the hole and shoved his AK-47 in his arms. Thinking Ta had converted to the Viet Cong cause, he told the boy to keep watch for planes and helicopters while the VC slept.

At about 8 p.m., flares began to blossom all around, and Ta heard an aircraft roar overhead. It unleashed a stream of fire that ripped the cemetery about 300 yards away. The young Viet Cong, awakened, jumped out of the foxhole, but stepped when Ta swung his own AK on the man. "Now I will kill you," he said quietly. The VC, fear on his face, spoke tremulously "Why are you betraying me?" "I can't be a VC," Ta answered in an equally unsteady voice, "— don't come any closer. I'll be killed if I join you. You'll all be killed."

"My friends will kill you if you shoot me," the Viet Cong warned. Another group of guards, 30 feet distant, were temporarily distracted by the plane firing overhead. "I don't care ... I don't care! I'll kill you first! " And Ta pulled the trigger. Two slugs ripped into the chest and belly of the Viet Cong youth. He toppled. Ta ran forward and bent over him. He was still alive, moaning. There was an American grenade clipped to his belt.

A shout behind Ta warned him the other guards had heard the shots. Without thinking, Ta pulled the frag grenade off the VC's body, and remembering the days in the RF/PF outpost, found the ring clip and pulled it. He could see two armed men running toward him, silhouetted in the nightmare light of the flares. They opened fire. He threw the grenade and ran the other way.

He heard a loud "Boom!" behind him as he dodged through the darkness. No one followed him.
About 500 yards from the cemetery, he heard someone yelling "VC! VC! " from a house. The whole neighborhood was criss-crossed with a spiderweb of glowing tracers. Someone was shooting at him.
Lifting the weapon above his head, he yelled at the top of his weak voice "I'm not VC! Don't shoot!" The platoon of Rangers heard him, and let him come into the house. After telling his story, he curled up on the litter and shell-strewn floor of the house and slept, oblivious of the fighting raging around him.

When he awoke, the platoon was still in the house, and the VC had completely encircled them. For five days, the fighting raged unevenly, and every man in the platoon was wounded. Four were killed. Ta crawled from man to man, carrying water and binding wounds as best he could.

On the fifth day, the Vietnamese Airborne managed to break the encirclement and free the platoon's survivors. The battle was over — but not before a man was born in the small body of Ta Thai Manh.
They took him to the hospital, although he wasn't wounded, and fed and gave him fresh clothes. They sent him home, where, to his surprise, his family and his house were untouched. His father had stern words for him, but Ta was just happy to be home.

But something had happened out there in those seven days. Ta could not stay home, could not concentrate on his schoolwork. His mind kept drifting back to the ragged, wounded Rangers and the brave stand they had all made, men and boy together. He knew he belonged with them. He wanted to go back.

"Impossible!" his father stormed. His mother tried to reason with Ta: "You're not old enough to join. You'll be killed. We won't even have money to pay for your burial. You have to finish school." But Ta wasn't buying it — and said so. He was going back.

Mother had different ideas. She bought a lock and chain, and locked him in the house. When she was gone shopping, he found a chisel and cut his way out. He headed to the Phu Tho race track, and found the command post of his buddies.

The commander didn't know what to do about him — but the men did. They gave him a set of Ranger fatigues and red beret — and then they took him to a tailor shop. He was a full-fledged Ranger.
Ta has no rank, and earns no pay — he cannot legally join the Rangers until he is 17. "He'll have a whole chest full of medals by that time." says one American. He depends on the officers and men of the Recon Co. for his meals and a place to sleep. But he's just as much one of them as the first sergeant.

After trying twice to get him to come back home, his parents finally gave up and gave their consent. "They want me to go back to school." he says, "but we've got to finish off the VC first — then there'll be time for school," Ta says. "My place is here."

If Ta lives long enough to fulfill it, there's just one goal in his mind — to join the Vietnamese Rangers on his 17th birthday. And as tough a fighter as he is, he'll probably make it — and be a commander himself some day.

After all, not many men — or boys — have the head start Ta Thai Manh has.

John Kerry testimony 'product of KGB disinformation'

Secretary of State John Kerry’s 1971 testimony before a Senate panel claiming American troops in Vietnam regularly committed war crimes against civilians was a product of a Soviet KGB disinformation campaign, according to the highest-ranking Soviet-bloc defector.

“Although Kerry never fully revealed the source of the accusations, I recognized them as being a product of another KGB disinformation operation,” says Lt. Gen. Ion Mihai Pacepa in a new documentary produced by WND Films.

Pacepa is featured in “Disinformation: The Secret Strategy to Destroy the West,” which immediately shot to the top of the Amazon bestseller list for film documentaries within days of its June 25 release.
The film is accompanied by the new book “Disinformation: Former Spy Chief Reveals Secret Strategies for Undermining Freedom, Attacking Religion, and Promoting Terrorism,” co-authored by Pacepa and Ron Rychlak.

As a Soviet bloc insider who worked face-to-face with KGB chief Yuri Andropov to develop disinformation campaigns during the Vietnam War era, Pacepa understood that the U.S. was defeating an inferior enemy in a proxy war in Vietnam with the Soviet Union.

The only way North Vietnam and its communist ally, the Vietcong, could win was to demoralize Americans.

More @ WND

Is HB 937 Mired in 'Dysfunction Junction'?


Long over-due bill languishes while Republican leaders haggle…

Within sight of final victory, House Bill 937 ("Amend Various Firearms Laws") for concealed carry  in restaurants, assemblies for which admission is charged, campuses, parades and funerals, (and much more) faces one final obstacle: Intra-party Republican bickering between the NC House, Senate and Governor's mansion.

Governor Pat McCrory, Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger, and House Speaker Thom Tillis have battled over the budget, abortion legislation and more. In the latest episode of "dysfunction junction," they are now haggling over what happens should HB 937 go to a conference committee.

To their credit, Speaker Tillis and members of both chambers continue to promise to pass the bill this year. Moreover, they seem happy with most aspects of the legislation except the pistol purchase permit repeal. The question is: What's next and when will it happen?

Enough is enough!

GRNC is coordinating an effort to let Tillis, Berger and McCrory know we are serious about passing HB 937, and that failure to do so may have serious consequences for one or more prominent Republicans in upcoming elections. To that end, we want you to email your concerns to them, and to call each of their offices on Monday morning at 9:00 am.

Kremlin returns to typewriters to avoid computer leaks

Via Bill 

Triumph Adler Twen 180 typewriter

A source at Russia's Federal Guard Service (FSO), which is in charge of safeguarding Kremlin communications and protecting President Vladimir Putin, claimed that the return to typewriters has been prompted by the publication of secret documents by WikiLeaks, the whistle-blowing website, as well as Edward Snowden, the fugitive US intelligence contractor.

The FSO is looking to spend 486,000 roubles – around £10,000 – on a number of electric typewriters, according to the site of state procurement agency, The notice included ribbons for German-made Triumph Adlew TWEN 180 typewriters, although it was not clear if the typewriters themselves were this kind.

The service declined to comment on the notice, which was posted last week.

Facebook Warriors


Maybe I’m spending too much time on Facebook lately.  That’s probably it.

There seems to be a growing number of folks between the ages of 19 and 32 who are completely ready for post-SHTF.  Not only are they ready, but they open death’s black embrace with open arms.

I don’t think they have parents who are knowledgeable or serious about getting ready, but, deep down, I really do value these kids’ effort to think more than five minutes ahead.

I feel like I’m pretty open with my opinions about the federal regime and where these two trains on the same track are headed.  But these people… Good Lord.   I don’t know whether to admire their bravery or laugh at their stupidity.  (For instance, I Google searched one guy, about my age, in an attempt to show just how easy it would be for the federal regime to track him down.  If five minutes and Google can produce the results I got, imagine what the regime could bring against him with the full effort of the IRS and DOJ.  He didn’t really get it.)

CRKT Ken Onion Ripple: $29.95

CRKT Ken Onion Ripple for only 29.95
I picked one up.

@ Knife Center


The K415KXP Aluminum Ripple is the value driven version of the original Stainless steel Ripple.  

Designed by inventor, maker and entrepreneur Ken Onion, the Ripple sets the bar high as to what can be accomplished in a budget conscious knife.

The knife gets its name from the distinct relief on the surface of the handle. Several small holes on both sides of the 6063 aluminum scales add more detailing. The whole thing is black anodized and has a pocket worn finish to bring out the high points on the texture. Although a little busy for my taste, the design is well considered as the texture adds positive grip while the holes cut weight off the already light-weight design.

New Black Panthers: “This Time We’re Going Out To Whitey’s Suburbs and Burning Down HIS Community”

Via NC Renegade

Geez, we're terrified.........

In preparation for the possibility of an acquittal of George Zimmerman, The New Black Panther Party has reportedly begun a mobilization campaign to target white communities.

According to a recent post on Sodahead, leader Samir Shabazz and the New Black Panthers are preparing to take the fight directly to those guilty of murdering Trayvon Martin – white people living in suburbs all over America.
“This time we’re doing it right… This time we’re not burning down our communities. This time we’re going out to Whitey’s suburbs and burning down HIS community. We’re going to make Whitey feel the pain.”

More @ SHTF Plan