Saturday, May 23, 2015

Anecdote of a collapsing civilization.

Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light. -- Dylan Thomas.
The Self-Immolation of National Review

Praxis: Magazine loader pouch.

I ran into a fellow at a local range the other day who was running a lot of rounds through his Glock. He was using a mag loader like this one:
Each time he needed it, he dug into his pocket to fish it out. When he walked back to his pickup, I noticed an otherwise squared away MOLLE-type rig on the tailgate set up for M-4/M-16 magazines and his Glock large frame semi-auto. I asked him if he had a pouch to put his speed loader in and he looked embarrassed when he answered no, he hadn't thought about it. I told him that GIs using M-3 grease guns in WWII and Korea would have their mag loaders clipped onto their web gear by the simple expedient of unhooking one of the front straps from the belt and threading the mag loader through it. It rattled a bit against the snap hook, but it was handy.
I've seen photos of French paras doing the same thing with mag loaders for their SMGs in Indochina and Algeria, both M-3 grease guns and MAT-49s.
M-3 Grease gun magazine loader.
I suggested to the young man that from my own experience, an M-3 mag loader fit very nicely into a current issue single MOLLE 40mm grenade pouch like this one:
I told him I was certain he could rig one up to his combat fighting vest for his Glock and it would fit just fine and he wouldn't have to dig for it. He thanked me for the tip.

Yakima Arms Expo

Arms Expo 2015 is June 20-21, and will be a two-day family event for patriots.  It consists of the following:

Constitutional Gun Show and Liberty Market
Expo goers will be able to buy and sell guns according to the Second Amendment--no paperwork, no background checks.  If you have guns, ammo, magazines, or other gun-related items, you can sell them no questions asked at the expo.  The Liberty Market will offer many other types of items for sale as well, including:

- Freeze dried prepper food
- Gun barrels and other parts
- Flash drives with the secure Tails operating system already installed
- Books and information from well-known personalities in the prepper and liberty movement
- Food and drink vendors and more!

Classes and Demonstrations
Arms Expo will also be offering short classes on topics important to those who follow the liberty movement, are prepping, or who are interested in self-defense, such as:

- Canning and Storing Food
- Gun Safety
- Advanced Defensive Pistol Course (to be held on a private range nearby the weekend after the expo)
- Intelligence and Deception Detection
- Raising Patriot Kids
- Living Liberty Every Day
- Building an AR-15
- Range Day, sponsored by Tactical Supply of Yakima
- much more!

Camping for the Family
People looking to take advantage of the entire Expo or who are traveling a long way to come can get a campsite right on the Expo grounds.  There will be 24-hour armed security and a family-friendly environment.  Get to know your fellow patriots, enjoy an evening bonfire and don't miss any part of the expo.

Liberty Speakers
Some of the most influential and on-fire personalities in the liberty movement will be on hand to speak, meet patriots and talk about what's important in the fight.

- Mike Vanderboegh
- Rep. Matthew Shea
- Cope Reynolds

Live Entertainment
Popular singer/songwriter Jordan Page will be live at the Expo!

Kids Activities
If you have kids, no better place to introduce them to the liberty movement and safe firearm handling.  We will have firearm safety classes, games, face painting, and more.

For more information check out the website:

"The Art of Avoiding War."

"Why it’s so hard to defeat an enemy that won’t fight you" (on your terms).
See also: The Real Problem with America's Military
The history of conflict is about people trying to impose their will on each other or intimidating competitors into adopting a desired behavior or course of action by the threat (explicit or implicit) of force. Has the invention of the iPhone so fundamentally changed the nature of Man that millennia of human history have been relegated to its ash-heap? Many “defense experts” — including those with operational experience, academic pedigree or both — seem to think so. And that fanciful thinking permeates much of the current debate over the use of the military as well as thinking about the role of each service and what they contribute to national security. . .
War — a violent conflict among and between peoples—has a tenacious consistency stretching back to the origins of Man. The character of warfare evolves continuously on the edges, but its fundamental nature remains true to its immutable core. This should lead modern-day warriors to be circumspect—especially when they are considering tossing centuries of experience out the window in favor of the alluring promise of transformative, leap-ahead, game-changing, and revolutionary technological solutions.


Sikorsky S-97 Raider About to Take to the Skies

The way it's supposed to work. “I told him no, there’s no leaving, leaving was before you hopped into my car … at this point there is not leaving.”

VIDEO: Man Holds Attempted Carjacking Suspect At Gunpoint, On Point And By The Book.

Which begs the question: who really fired first? The bikers or the cops?

CCTV Video of Twin Peaks/Waco Shooting Shared With AP Reporters – Gunfire Began Outside, Bikers Running For Cover, Police Entered Restaurant With “Assault Rifles”
"The reason Swanton is claiming not to have seen this video, is specifically because he needs plausible deniability for his public statements which are counter to the content within the video. Now I’m certain this entire shooting is fishy and filled with CYA."

"Let’s Burn The Global Warming Heretic!"

Deadspin says ESPN's Will Cain must be punished for failing to embrace liberal orthodoxy.

Republican 'leaders' block and derail campus carry in Nevada

Proving that it’s not just Democrats who support infringements on the right of the people to keep and bear arms, two state senators blocked “legal” recognition of adults -- otherwise lawfully eligible to carry firearms -- from doing so on college campuses in Nevada, “Conservatarian” political activist Chuck Muth reported Thursday. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Greg Brower and Senate Majority Leader Michael Roberson “have dug in their heels” to kill Amanda’s Law, named for rape survivor and self-defense advocate Amanda Collins, who was prohibited by law from having the means of defense at the time she was attacked.

Group Used Actors for NYC Gun Store Facade

In an exclusive, the Shooter’s Log has learned that actors were used to portray customers in a fake gun shop “public service announcement” produced by States United Against Gun Violence earlier this year. The New York City Mayor’s Office of Media has confirmed these facts in its response to a Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) request submitted in March.

So, the question is, how many of them are snitches and agents provocateurs?

Leaked Report Profiles Military, Police Members of Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs

Friday, May 22, 2015

Tentative "go" for driving trip behind enemy lines.

Way points (Departing 27 May, differing going out and coming back, but here's the meet-n-greet opportunities): OKC, Riverton WY, Salem OR, Coos Bay OR, Medford OR, Salt Lake City, Albuquerque NM, Nashville TN. Email me for details if you're interested in putting something together.

About damn time.

Alabama Senate approves bill to allow handguns in cars without a permit

Texas college: "Constitution? CONSTITUTION?!? We don' need no steenkeeng Constitution!"

Student Sues College After Gun Rights Sign Needed ‘Special Permission’

Anti-firearm rights collectivist wants to further empower ATF, not abolish it.

Dan K. Thomasson: ATF deserves proper funding
Thomasson wants to preserve the ATF and make it stronger. I want to preserve the ATF and make it weaker and more transparent -- not because I want this anti-constitutional abomination to continue but merely because the "laws" it administers are not going away anytime soon and handing its mission off to the FBI will make things far worse -- for the FBI is accountable to no one. NO ONE. If the history of the Fast and Furious scandal (and its ultimate failure once the FBI informants the Miramontes brothers were mentioned) demonstrates anything, it conclusively demonstrates that.

What's up is down and what's down is up. Or is it?

Journalists in Fantasyland: How Anti-Gun Media Convince Themselves Gun Ownership Is Declining

Judge's order bars enforcement in Oregon gold mine dispute

The federal government and southern Oregon gold miners have each taken a step back from tensions over a mining claim where a constitutional activist group has posted armed guards. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is holding off enforcement action. The miners have agreed not to work the claim until their appeal of the agency's decision against their operation is resolved. The deal was affirmed Wednesday in a decision from an Interior Board of Land Appeals administrative law judge forbidding the BLM to enforce an order halting work at the mine. The judge noted the miners were not going to try to mine, and BLM did not oppose the stay.

"Who hath measured the ground?" 'White supremacists infiltrate US police departments: Researcher.' LATER: Oh, I get it now. Press TV is based in TEHERAN.

Messenger: My lord high constable, the English lie within fifteen hundred paces of your tents.
Constable: Who hath measured the ground?
-- Shakespeare, Henry the Fifth, Act 3, Scene 7.
Federal data shows that white supremacists and “terrorists” have infiltrated law enforcement departments across the United States and have killed thousands of people, according to a researcher and historian in Washington.
Riiight. Well, my first question on reading this was, "Who hath measured the ground?"
I'd never heard of the Black Autonomy Network Community Organization, and discovered some interesting facts.
BANCO is headed by convicted election fraudster Edward Pinkney.
"Some people in town would call you a con man," Bohn said.
"Some people call me a hero, too," Pinkney responded.
"You used multiple aliases. You used different Social Security numbers. What do you say to those claims? " asked Bohn.
"Thank you, this is over," Pinkney said while shutting his front door and refusing to answer any further questions.
Just how someone affiliated with BANCO can get his name in a story without that organization's past crimes being mentioned is, to say the least, journalistic malpractice.
Later: My comment posted at the article site:
Just exactly how is it that you treat this "researcher" seriously when he is associated with BANCO, an organization founded by convicted election fraudster and race hustler Edward Pinkney? By not mentioning that organization's criminal history, you are committing journalistic malpractice. Don't you find it the least bit damning that this "researcher" claims BANCO on his CV? But of course, to mention these facts would be to cast doubt on the entire story, wouldn't it? -- Mike Vanderboegh, Pinson AL
LATER: Oh, I get it now. My comment showed up when posted but then was quickly deleted. So I went to Press TV and discovered that it is based in Teheran, Iran.
Wikipedia reports:
Press TV is a 24-hour English language news organization of the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB). The IRIB is state-owned but independent of the Iranian government in its management; the IRIB is a legal TV and radio broadcaster. PressTV headquarters are located in Tehran, Iran.
Criticizing the mullah-heads for propaganda is like blaming rattlesnakes for biting or handing out speeding tickets at the Indy 500.

Oath Keepers' Facebook Page Hacked.

"This is to notify everyone that our Facebook page has been hacked, with the hacker having posted many extreme foul language posts. Oath Keepers, and our members, have no connection to these hacked posts, and we apologize to anyone who was offended by them, as we were. Hackers are vile creatures who love to create havoc wherever they can. Our website administrators will clear up the problem as soon as possible. We ask for your indulgence."