Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Wednesday: 27 December 2017

Dear Preppers and Survivalists,

photograph by
Spc. Nevada Jack Smith

The Last Blast
This is the last Wednesday blurb for the year, so ...


io9 - What Are The Biggest Misconceptions People Have About Your Job?

LifeHacker - This Infographic Shows How to Prevent Bites from Dangerous Animals

io9 - Journey Underground to These Eye-Poppingly Incredible Old Mines

io9 - The Real Reason the Pentagon Has Downgraded the Iran Missile Threat

Brian's Backpacking Blog  - Fixed Blade Knife Comparison

Make 50 Gallons of Laundry Soap for $15

io9 - Why City-Dwellers Don't Evacuate In Emergencies

BlackListed News - New study shows how existing cropland could feed billions more

Monday, December 25, 2017

Volume Three: Number Fifty-Two


Christ's Mass
More likely then not, Jesus, son of Joseph, wasn't born on this day.

But, ... That doesn't matter.

More likely then not, Jesus son of Mary, wasn't 'white,' either.

But, ... That doesn't matter.

More likely then not, Jesus wasn't an only child.

But, ... That doesn't matter, either.

What does matter?

The Messiah of all men and women was born!!!

Doom and Gloom

120 Years






Police Cars 


Tropical Storm


Things You Might Want to Think About

Christ's Mass
All over the world, people are living through tough times, even here in these United States.

So, ... What do you do for Christ's Mass?

So, ... Some folks write an article for Salon, about the Second Amendment to the Constitution of these United States. The writer suggests the Second Amendment is only about the Militia.

The writers quotes a young James Madison, a founding father of this country, about "a bill for the “Preservation of Deer” which penalized persons “. . . who shall bear a gun out of his enclosed ground unless whilst performing military duty. . .”

The writers also highlights that "Of all the 13 state Constitutions, only one — Pennsylvania’s — granted the right of an individual to own a gun."

Lastly, the writers points out that the issue is "whether the Second Amendment can be read as a fundamental and absolute right (as the NRA claims) that can neither be limited nor regulated."  

Cool, ... I can dig that.

However, They make some mistakes.

First, I hate to say it, but the Tenth Amendment (The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.) prohibits the government from taking any freedom, including your right to redress the government, bear arms, trial by your peers, and a many others.

Second, I hate to say it, but that same founding father, probably older and wiser, said, "The right of the people to keep and bear…arms shall not be infringed. A well regulated militia, composed of the people, trained to arms, is the best and most natural defense of a free country…" — James Madison

Third, I hate to say it, but there is that Militia issue. George Mason, one of the Framers of the U.S. Constitution, who said, "Who are the Militia? They consist now of the whole people, except for a few public officers."

Lastly, our rights are given to us by God, not the Constitution, not the government, and definitely not you.

In other words, I'll make you a deal, Ed Asner and Ed. Weinberger.

I say, we implement your interpretation of the Second Amendment, so all of us get M-4s, M-249s, M-240s, M-2s, M-79s, M-203s, and ...

So we can do our duty as members of the Militia.

You don't need to insult people, ... assholes ; - )

Debate, Part Two
Another person's thoughts

As always, ...

Let's replace 'black' with 'white' or 'brown,' 'yellow,' 'red,' and any other color/ethnic group.

It is important for you and your family to be physically fit.

What that means and the level of physical fitness that is required is up to you and your family.

But, ...

Understand, you might be fighting for your life, in a conflict that you didn't plan to be in.

Yeap, ... Give a firearm, next Christ's Mass.


But, ...

Does it have a nuclear blast shelter?

Oooh, ...

And a tank, filled with sharks that have .... Lazers.

I bet you, ... The motive wasn't mental health related.

The Past
I feel sorry for you, the younger generation. You and I grew up in a different country. A country that you will never see or know.

Yes, it was a country that had problems, but it was a country that you could escape from by moving North.

A country that still respected your rights, most of the time.

A country that wasn't worried about 'security.'

Unidentified Flying Object
Yep, ... It's a UFO until someone figures out what it really is.

An oppressive organization comes to power. What do you do?

That's right, ... You try to ignore it.


"We’re all in this horror show together."

"Most people reading this were trained to think hard work built character so a desire to work was a sign of good character. That’s a perfectly sensible belief in a world of scarcity. In a post-scarcity society, one where automation is increasing taking over human labor, maybe those sentiments about work are counter-productive. Maybe the way forward is self-actualizing leisure."

"The number of war dead pales in comparison with the number of people who lost their lives at the hands of their own governments."

"The big question as we move past Donald Trump's first year in office is whether Trumpism is a force that is dependent on the man bearing its title or whether it's a cultural and political wave that will retain its power when he leaves."

"I should note the Maoist flavor to all of this campus activism."

What Others Wrote

Ace of Spades HQ: The Morning Report, 12/22/17

Defense One: The D Brief, 22 December, 2017

Shall Not Be Questioned: Weekly Gun News, Edition 60

Survival Blog: The Survivalists's Odds 'n Sods 24 Dec 2017

The Survivalists Blog: Prepper News and Notes: Dec 13, 2017

Yer Ol' Woodpile Report: Index 508

Z Man: The Christmas Podcast

That's Just the Way it Was: Bethany, Georgia (ca 1941)

The house of Lloyd Rhodes, Negro tenant farmer. 

One of Lloyd Rhode's children plowing their field

Lloyd Rhodes, Negro tenant, planting cotton.

Monday, December 18, 2017

Volume Three: Number Fifty-One

I'll be back.

National Public Radio
Recently, I was listening to Ira Glass, on This American Life, and they were talking about a small town in Alabama. It seems, twenty years ago, Albertville had an influx of immigrants.

It least thats what they wanted you to believe.

Oooh, This American Life pulled out all the stops talking about how wonderful the immigrants culture added to the community. How the misunderstanding have been resolved by people talking to each, getting to know each other, and not listening to the haters.

The program mentioned the town's prejudice against the immigrants. How the schools overcame their prejudice and reached out to the immigrant families. How the immigrants really add to property values. How the immigrants add to the tax base in the city, county, and state. The program even mentioned how successful the second generation of immigrants, English-speaking, are doing well in college.

It was a informative program. The only problem.

These so-called immigrants are ...


Doom and Gloom





Things You Might Want to Think About

What do you mean, 'They're not blond white guys wearing black uniforms?'

I have an aunt, a nice sweet lady. Early in her life, she made some mistakes. She run up some credit card debt, $60,000 worth. Over the next twenty to thirty years she paid her payments then one day she retired.

Well, ... Since she wasn't making as much money, she declared bankruptcy.

Needless to say, the folks she owed the money to said, 'You're good. You have paid us all these years, so you don't owe us anything.'

Fiat Currency
Yeap, one 'coin' is worth 10, 15, 20 thousand dollars.

But, ...

It's still back by nothing, not even a promise from some government to give you back your cash, if for some reason you accidentally destroy it.

Get Out, Now!
Moving is a very personal question that you and your family need to answer.

Whether to pick-up everything, move across the state, to a different country, that is something that only you and your family can answer.

Just understand, you might end up like the Jews.

Some people shout about the so-called Illegal Mexicans screwing up this country.


It's all illegals, not just the illegal Hispanics

Folks, some terrorists are going to try and kill people 'retail,' while some are going to try and kill 'wholesale.'

And, ...

Some terrorists are looking to kill. They want to bring the whole system down.

Just like the Yippies (violent hippies, like Bill Ayers)



"... believes immigrants must assimilate to America’s traditional Anglo-Protestant culture, speak its language, respect its laws and institutions, and venerate its culture and heroes."

"... without electricity, there is ..."

"But there is also the possibility that such a civilisation will have hostile intentions and risk our existence, so we should deliberate carefully in any future contact with them."

What Others Wrote

Ace of Spades HQ: The Morning Report, 6/9/17

Defense One: The D Brief, 9 June, 2017

Shall Not Be Questioned: Weekly Gun News, Edition 60

The View from Chaos Manor: 10 June, 2017

Yer Ol' Woodpile Report: Index 481

That's Just the Way it Was: Washington, D.C. (ca 19??)