Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Wednesday: 16 August 2017


Welcome Preppers and Survivalists,

photograph by
Tomasz Sienicki

How Long?
These United States' government recommends families get prepared to survive an event that last three days to two weeks. That's doable, for everyone, and logical, too, because we can look to past events, like hurricanes, tornadoes, winter storms, traffic accidents, and .... the list is endless.

The next recommendation comes from George Patton 325. He says, you and your family need to prepare to survive 90 days.

Link:
George Patton 325 - You Must Be Able to Survive 90 Days
https://georgepatton325.wordpress.com/2016/09/03/you-must-be-able-to-survive-90-days/

George Patton 325 - Surviving for 90 Days Part 2: Food Storage
https://georgepatton325.wordpress.com/2016/09/15/surviving-for-90-days-part-2-food-storage/

George Patton 325 -  Surviving for 90 Days Part 2B: How Much Food Do You Need?
https://georgepatton325.wordpress.com/2016/09/07/surviving-for-90-days-part-2-b-how-much-food-do-you-need/


Comments
This is a good solid piece of advice for you and your family, but ...

You and your family have to be careful following someone's advice, including mine.

Yes, more likely than not, these articles would save your life during an event, but ...

It might not ; - )

Link:
A Well Regulated Militia - Topic: You Must Be Able to Survive 90 Days
http://www.awrm.org/ubbcgi/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=27;t=000506;p=1

P.S.
You'll need to scroll about halfway down for the forum members' comments  ; - )

Monday, August 14, 2017

Volume Three: Number Thirty-Three



Road in Maine
Edward Hopper
(1914)

Nature and Nurture
There is a debate going on among certain folks. Some folks say 'Blacks' need help because they don't have the mental ability to help themselves. These folks cite many example, like the violence in Chicago, welfare participation numbers, and affirmative action. While others say 'Blacks' can't help themselves because they don't have a proper upbringing or education.

Of course, the first group is the most dangerous for blacks while the second group would justify spending 'extra' money on education, and other programs such as affirmative action.

I think both groups are wrong because it's more complicated than that.

First, blacks were held in slavery for over 80 years in this country, 1780 to 1865. From the 1890s, blacks faced discrimination in our country through 'Jim Crow' laws and bigotry until the late 1960s. After the 1960s, blacks unofficially faced difficulties.

Second, great black men and women, such as W.E.B. Dubious, Washington Carver, Fredrick Douglas, and many others (possibly excluding Mr. Obama) disprove that 'Blacks' don't have the mental ability to take care of themselves.

Third, during the time of segregation, many blacks excelled in barely funded schools with marginal facilities, graduating, then proceeding to college to become doctors, lawyers, engineers, scientists, educators, and many other professions while others headed to segregated trade schools to learn plumbing, metal work, carpentry, electrical, and other highly skilled trades.

Fourth, a certain group of politicians pander to the 'Blacks' demographics.  They tell blacks that they are oppressed and only government can help them and their families.

Fifth, there are groups of people that don't hold individual 'Blacks' accountable for their actions. One group makes excuses for poor decisions, such as buying unaffordable clothing, keeping mistresses, or .... Another group allows 'Blacks' to commit crimes like taking bribes and kickbacks, drug dealing, murder, or other violent and nonviolent crimes, while; other groups allow 'Blacks' to fail in school, never read, learn to coherently speak, or assimilate to our country's norms.

Sixth, there are black parents that make great sacrifices to insure their children have the best education possible, filling out elementary school scholarship forms, forcing their child to excel (in the face of great odds, like gangs, Hip-Hop culture, and ...), and endure many others hardships for their children.

With that said, ... What do I think is the solution, for all people?

First, ... Freedom, by increasing firearm ownership

Second, ... Freedom, by reducing the 'nanny' state

Third, ... Freedom, by eliminating the War on Drugs

Fourth, ... Freedom, by reducing the 'security' state

Fifth, ... Freedom, by eliminating national education standards

Sixth, ... Freedom, by reducing slavery through taxation.

Seventh, ... Freedom, Freedom, Freedom.


Doom and Gloom

A.I.

Amazon

Contractors

Discrimination

Food

Guns 

Marijuana

Separation?

The Ocean

Vehicles


Things You Might Want to Think About

Back-Up
What are some of your back-ups? Stored Water and Food? Emergency Cash? Defensive Handgun? AM/FM Radio? ...

Well, ... It seems a lot of people are joining you and your family.

Criminals
Maybe we should start doing this to villains.

A Hat
Wow, Transgenders support President Trump ; - )

O.K. Their families support his fashion sense. Ha, Ha, Ha

Integration
The writer makes several good points, 'blacks' focus on the grievances against 'Whites,' the media has a limited supply of 'Black' employees, and other matters.

But, ... He made a serious mistake.

Blacks want to live close to whites because they want their children to be successful. Blacks parents don't want their children in gangs; they want them in good schools with great teachers. Black parents don't want their children in dysfunctional communities; they want their children to live in nice neighborhoods.

In other words, black parents want what's best for their children, a culture of success.

Lunch Line

All I have to say, ...

It sucks being poor
Moving
A lot of 'rich' people might be moving in a couple of months

Nigger
Hippies are cool. They have some thoughtful sayings, like ...

If you give the word power, it will have power over you

Oil and Electric
I was going to title this blurb, 'Future Trends,' but I changed my mind. 'Cause, I would have to tell you that there were two links, so I separated them.

Needless to say, these two commodities control our lives. With expensive oil, (I'm talking crude oil) our families would pay more for daily basics. With cheap oil, our families have more to spend. The same goes for electricity.

Well, ... You and your family already know this, but did you know that one billion Chinese are looking forward to having a life style like you and your family?

Repeat after me, ...
Registration leads to confiscation

State Troopers
Neat idea, send in a dozen state troopers to patrol the interstate freeing up the local police to increase neighborhood patrols to keep the escalating murder rate from getting out of control.

But, ... Some folks think it's a bad idea. They want money for social programs.

Cool, we give those folks a bunch of money, so they keep the murderers, the rapists, and the other thugs, as long as the Social Justice Warriors (SJW) have to live in Chicago, St. Louis, Little Rock, and ...

Want to Bet
We'll know more about this dirtbag then all the other scumbags that have murdered people over the last few years.


Overheard

"It may not be the 'mark of the beast,' but it certainly is a slippery slope," Balmer said. "I think we should be cautious about allowing that measure of control or surveillance into our lives."

"Neither impeaching Trump nor putting Brexit on the backburner solves this fundamental problem."

Statistically we’re uncovering fraud about 70 percent of the time, but in China it’s very close to 100 percent,” he said. “It’s pervasive, it’s across food groups, and it’s anything you can possibly imagine.

"Here’s what you need to know about what’s going on and where we’re headed."

How difficult do you think it would be to go to an engineering meeting and tell all these people who went to Cal, Stanford, and MIT that the person coming from the University of Texas El Paso or a community college can do their job as well as they can?” Miley asked. “You will not be able to convince them of that. They don’t want to believe that they’re not special.

"As I have said before, the real demand for bitcoin will not be known until a global financial crisis guts confidence in central banks and politicized capital controls. Only then will we know for sure how the financial and political Elites will view bitcoin: as a threat to their wealth or as a lifeboat with precious few seats."


What Others Wrote

Ace of Spades HQ: The Morning Report, 8/11/17

Active Response Training: Weekend Knowledge Dump, August 11, 2017


Defense One: The D Brief, 11 August, 2017

Shall Not Be Questioned: Weekly Gun News, Edition 64

The View from Chaos Manor: 10 August, 2017

Yer Ol' Woodpile Report: Index 490


That's Just the Way it Was: Osage Farms, Missouri (ca 1939)


Eight cows at a time are milked by hand



Accurate records are kept of each cow's milk production.




Most of the milk is refrigerated until time for shipment to a nearby city.




 A major part of the income of the Hillview Cooperative is obtained from the seventy-five dairy cows.



Members of the Hillview Cooperative receive their milk at cost.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Friday's Thoughts and Other Stuff (Firearms)


Dear Preppers and Survivalists,

photograph by
James "Hot Mustard" Velten

Limitations
You and your family may have seen this image of a college professor wearing so-called body armour, in protest, at a college in Texas.

Well, ... It seems, he forgot or couldn't afford the kelvar inserts for the vest.

Let me explain.

Protecting yourself from bullets is a little complicated.

First, you have to purchase the carrier (It holds the 'body armour') then you have to purchase the inserts. (That's the stuff that really stops bullets)

Needless to say, not every insert will stop the same type of bullet. Yeap, there are protection levels.

Link:
Bullet Proof Me.com - Ballistic Protection Levels
http://www.bulletproofme.com/Ballistic_Protection_Levels.shtml


Second, fabric (Yes, the most popular 'bullet-proof' material, kelvar, is a fabric) won't stop knives. A knife will cut through kelvar, just like ... butter.

So, ... You have to purchase an anti-stab vest, if you're seeking protection from knives.

Link:
Wikipedia - Stab Vest
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stab_vest


Third, most folks aren't going to need a vest.

Why?

You are going to move to a different neighborhood, a different state, or a different country 'If' you and your family are facing a threat that requires you to wear body armour, you are going to move!!!

With that said, some folks are going to want to purchase some vests for tough times. You'll need two, one for concealment and one overt.

The concealable one, is probably going to be a kelvar vest that's designed to defeat 9mm rounds, Level II. These vest are worn when you and your partner are out and about doing needed shopping around town. You know, ... grocery shopping because you're trying to preserve your long-term food storage.

The overt vest is going to be something ... tactical. Think these United States' military ...

Link:
Wikipedia - Interceptor Body Armor
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interceptor_body_armor

Wikipedia - Improved Outer Tactical Vest
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Improved_Outer_Tactical_Vest

Wikipedia - Modular Tactica Vest
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modular_Tactical_Vest

Wikipedia - Soldier Plate Carrier System
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soldier_Plate_Carrier_System


Fourth, You are ready know, it's going to cost you. How much is up to you and your family.

Two sources that I have used are ...

Link:
Tactical Tailor - Armor Carriers
http://www.tacticaltailor.com/armorcarriersandaccessories.aspx

Bullet Proof Me.com - Plate Carriers
http://www.bulletproofme.com/Body_Armor_Complete_Products_LIST.shtml#Plate-Carrier


Justification
Of course, you are probably going to need to justify an expensive and unique item, like body armour.

Well, ... Just say it's for your health. You know ...

Health Insurance ; - )