Sunday, August 5, 2018

"Yes, Virginia. There is illegal voting in America." .22 LR ammo. "Mene, Mene, Tekel."




When I mentioned illegal voting in a previous post, I hit a raw nerve with some of the lunatic fringe.  I got a number of comments (which I gleefully deleted) denying that illegal voting takes place, saying there is no proof illegal voting takes place, and on, and on.  I think all of these people fit into one of the three categories below:


Some of them, I'm sure, make it into more than one category.   I also know that a lot of the people who wound up in the spam folder seriously need to go back to school and work on basic language skills. 

So, for those who feel that saying the Democrats encourage and facilitate illegal voting is a foul calumny, here's an interesting video from One America News.






Obama is gone, but his stench lingers on.

Ammo.  As Kipling said, you can never have enough.



Particularly these days, when so many unfathomable things are happening almost daily.  I think after the mid term elections in November, we may not be in so fortuitous a position as we are now politically. It's even possible that after the next presidential elections, we may have an Obama clone in the White House, and a congress run by the Moonbats.

Or, the whole can of worms could blow open, if the right incident happens at the right time.





This was taken some fifteen years or more ago.  By then, I'd already been stockpiling ammo for at least a decade.  William the Bastard's reign was a bad time.  Most people don't remember Ruby Ridge, or Waco, but the oldsters do.  People don't remember the Feinstein "10 year gun ban", but it happened.  We remember Janet Reno.  Those times could come again.




I'm still buying ammo when I find a good deal.  I might never use it, but I'd be utterly amazed if my kids didn't need it at some time in the future. I wouldn't be a bit surprised if I needed it myself in the immediate future.  I wish I could quote some of the emailed letters I get from people all over the country. I never quote a person unless they specifically say I can, and most prefer I don't. The reason they send emails instead of comments is that they want to maintain a low profile. These days, I am not sure you can do that, whatever you try, but I respect their wishes.

If I could quote from some of these missives, it would be clear that things are a lot more hair trigger right now than most of us realize.  I know a lot of people don't read the news, because it aggravates them and is full of lies. But during WW2, people listed to Tokyo Rose and Lord Haw Haw, even through they knew it was enemy propaganda, because they at least got some idea of what was going on. I regard the MSM (main stream media) the same way.  If you keep yourself completely in the dark, it might be better for your blood pressure but it can give you a false sense of confidence.

Things happen fast. I knew that after my sojourn in Lebanon 1982-1983, and I've had a second object lesson living through the immense changes up here in the mountains in such a short time.

So, when I got an email from Centerfire, offering 2,500 rounds of brass cased, high velocity, hollow point .22LR (Armscor) for under $120.00, I bought some.  If .22LR is one of the currencies of the future, as a lot of intelligent people think it will be, I won't be short of cash. There's also the fact that a .22LR Ruger 10-22 with some banana clips , loaded up with HV, HP ammo, would be a good gun for a small person.




I don't know what's going to happen in this country, but I may find out here before too long. If so, I'm not betting on buying anything I need from any stores once the fewmets hit the windmill.


“The difference between being a victim and a survivor is often a low level of situational awareness.”
Barry Eisler



Thought for the Day:





“The junior hoodlums who roamed their streets were symptoms of a greater sickness; their citizens (all of them counted as such) glorified their mythology of ‘rights’ . . . and lost track of their duties. No nation, so constituted, can endure.”

― Robert A. Heinlein, Starship Troopers





Cartoons:









It feels that way, these days.









40 comments:

  1. Only reasonable folks will believe the video. The snowflake types will consider it all lies.

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    1. Gorges, that's true. I was somewhat irritated by one particular individual who wanted me to do the research for him, that would "prove" my comments in the earlier post. First, as you say, no matter what I offer, the moonbats won't listen. They live in their own fantasy world where reality is never allowed to intrude. Second, I was aggravated that this individual was too sorry to look into it for himself and wanted me to spend my time doing the leg work. To paraphrase Sherlock Holmes, "I am not engaged to supply the deficiencies of the snowflakes."

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  2. .22lr is now widely available. In my experience for the first time (though it’s probably phased in over the last couple years) since Sandy Hook.

    I need to pick up a dozen bricks or so for a rainy day.

    I concur that a semi automatic .22 rifle, especially with a larger capacity magazine, would be a pretty handy anti personnel weapon for a smaller or less experienced shooter. A Ruger 10/22 with a 25 rd mag and CCI mini mags would be a good option.

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    1. .22 LR is in ample supply here in the Blue Ridge, though it costs more than before the Great Scarcity. I thought that this Centerfire offering looked decent, especially with free shipping which always saves a bundle with ammo.

      I've got one 10/22, and about ten good 25 round mags for it. Wish I had one of those STG - 44 replicas in 22LR, but it's only been in the last couple of years that I began taking the replica guns in .22LR seriously.😟

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  3. We all know its not IF it will happen, but When.

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    1. It's hard for me to imagine it will really come to that, but I expect my great grandfather felt the same way until the John Brown show at Harper's Ferry. It just takes one incident to put the situation beyond peaceful resolution.

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  4. Hey Harry,

    (captaincrunch)

    I know in Texas you have to have a state i.d. card or drivers license to vote which says if you are a citizen or not. It is harder for illegals (and non-residents) last I heard that was upheld by a federal judge.

    I remember Ruby Ridge, Waco etc. I remember Clinton well. Most of this stuff is political and recently Trump Pardoned a few of the ranchers involved in the standoff in Washington state. Something Hillary would never have done.
    God forbid anyone stand up to federal or local authorities. 'Authorities are the authority and they cannot do anything wrong and their power is absolute (sarcasm)

    On the 22 ammo. The subsonic Aguila .22 I is great stuff. I know a guy zapped a wayward skunk that became a problem with the subsonic Aguila and is sold on it.

    'Speaking of wayward problems. Mexico has been picking up trailer loads of illegals from Central America in their country lately. I guess Trump put enough pressure on Mexico to stop the flow. I don't know how effective it is but I saw video footage of several tractor trailers loads of Central American beings picked up and hauled off by Mexican police. It may be a drop in the bucket but its a good sign at least.

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    1. Part of the problem is that voting laws about screening voters are done by the state. So in Blue States, they are as lax as they can be. I have rarely heard of an illegal alien voting Republican. In Red states, common sense often prevails unless you have the Department of Justice issuing Diktats precluding states from requiring valid photo id to vote.

      Americans in general have short memories, and none of the things that they ought to know or remember are taught in schools. I recently had a seventeen year old tell me that "all Confederate soldiers were bad people because they fought to keep slavery."

      I don't have any subsonic .22 except some I bought by accident years ago. I have stored away mainly HP HV ammo, though I have two spam cans of Russian lead head waxed case .22 LR, for some of my pistols who function better with it than with American .22.

      The Mexicans were probably hauling the trash from their Southern Border to the US/Mexican border, with our luck. If they were dumping them back into Central America, that's great news. Mexico has very stringent laws against illegal immigration INTO their country, then turns around and calls us evil for having virtually no real border protection. They think we should just have an open border so they can "flush the toilet" into the U.S.

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  5. the moonbats in government and surrounding government live in gated ghettoes and are surrounded by private firepower.
    the chances of getting out of their far reaching clutches are very small.
    that is why i pray for the safety of the president and all decent men surrounding him and their families.
    only God can accomplish such a huge cleaning project.

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    1. No harm in hoping. Maybe a tremendous asteroid strike on D.C. when congress was in full session and the President was out of the area.....

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  6. I can't recall more political Bad Thought between the Reds and Blues since ever. The dangerous ones (for me) are the young Progs, who think 'Revolution will be so Kewl!' No it won't and it won't end well for a lot of people.

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    1. If something does kick it off, it will be short and sweet. There are no warriors on the side of the left, just punks and back stabbers.

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  7. One of my vendors had .22 Federal on sale a couple months back for #0.04/rd. delivered. Wound up with about 50,000 rounds. It's one of those items that fairly cheap but virtually impossible to substitute or replicate on your own.

    I'm kinda surprised you only have the one 10/22. They're kind of a standard rifle for us survivalists, I'd have expected you to have at least four or five.

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    1. I've got a Remington Viper, a couple of youth guns like the Cricket and a Canandian kids rife in .22. I have two Polish M46 training rifles, which are very much like Mosin Nagant Model 1891/30 rifles, but single shot. I have several pistols in .22LR.

      Just never thought of the .22LR as much more than a hunting gun for small game. The 10/22 I have was one of a set, that came with a Ruger Mini-14 and a Ruger 10.22 with composite stocks, in a green camouflage color. I was working part time in a gun store, on weekends, and a few of those sets came in. The owner let me buy one at cost.

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  8. heck, they've forgotten Benghazi already, much less Waco...authorities caught dems registering as dead people here in va. one guy voted 16 times. they found tens of thousands of illegals registered, many bragged about voting. dems were caught bussing voters from precinct to precinct, picking up homeless and paying them to vote, bussing folks state to state. their hypocrisy knows no bounds.....I think Portland was the opening salvo this past weekend. it will take a while for the ember to smolder into a flame yet, but it has been sparked I think. word on the street, wink, is there have been attempts on the Donald's life already, even a possible rocket. I can't get hard intel on it, but my sources are unusually silent on this. sometimes silence is answer.....22lr,if its good enough for massad its good enough. fido.

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    1. I've been watching Joe Gibson and his followers, wondering if this was the start of the "counter revolution." I notice the ACLU is squealing like a stuck pig over the Portland police giving the "counter protesters" the sharp end of the stick. Personally, I applaud the protesters and the Portland police.

      I'm afraid you're right, seems like most people either never hear of pivotal events in their own lifetime, or just ignore them. Guess they have to choose between their reality shows and real life, and the reality shows win hands down.

      I have a couple of the little Beretta pocket pistols, with the tip up barrels, that chamber .22LR. Probably behoove me to start carrying one of those instead of a .380 that needs a holster, or an even larger M92. The Mossad uses the same Beretta pistols to take out the trash, so they should work fine for me, now that I think of it.

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    2. I have one of those little tip ups...back up to my back up. Got some nice rosewood grips for it, too. No slide to rack...my old hands love it.

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    3. They are nice little guns. I got two of them, and two Taurus copies in .25, in an auction lot I bid on and won. I didn't particularly want them at the time, but you had to take the whole lot or nothing. I've kept them over the years. You never know when a good quality, small pistol might come in handy. As you say, they are easy on arthritic wrists.🔫

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  9. Have faith. I'm expecting a red wave in November. It'll be fun to watch the all the liberal head explosions...

    Diane

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    1. Diane, I hope you are right. There are an awful lot of Trump supporters who have had it with the Republicans, especially McCain, Graham, and the other back stabbers. If the Dims are motivated, and the conservative base is riven, as it is now, things may go ill with us. I myself am not voting for a single Republican unless I know his record and consider him to be "of the right party." If it's just some party slime ball hack, I won't vote for a dim but I won't vote for a Republican, either. As Matt Drudge said " It's now authoritarian vs. libertarian, since Democrats Vs. Republicans has been obliterated. There is no real difference between parties." I didn't believe that until the last Presidential election, but I see it clearly now.

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  10. You made the statement, "[I]f .22 LR is one of the currencies of the future, as a lot of intelligent people think it will be . . ." I wouldn't be so sure. The only real example of a reasonably rich, First World-ish country falling into anarchy is Venezuela, and all of the "alternative currencies" that survival theorists theorized about turned out to be worthless. Nobody wanted gold, or silver, or even ammo; what they wanted was food. And maybe toilet paper. So I wouldn't count on trading ammo for much of anything. And, why would you give away ammo? Not only might you need it in the future, but the second you turn your back on your "buyer," you might get some of your old inventory in the head so your buyer can steal back what he traded for it, along with anything else you have.

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    1. “The only real example of a reasonably rich, First World-ish country falling into anarchy is Venezuela, and all of the "alternative currencies" that survival theorists theorized about turned out to be worthless. Nobody wanted gold, or silver, or even ammo; what they wanted was food. And maybe toilet paper. So I wouldn't count on trading ammo for much of anything. And, why would you give away ammo? Not only might you need it in the future, but the second you turn your back on your "buyer," you might get some of your old inventory in the head so your buyer can steal back what he traded for it, along with anything else you have.“

      1- Numerous collapses/ inflationary episodes show stable currency (dollars, euros, Swiss francs, anything not the currently inflating local currency) and precious metals work very well for getting whatever you need or want.

      I have been in some really messed up countries and green backs talk. Everyone wants them.

      On the ammo thing. I’m deeply tired of rehashing this.

      First most people with guns have some ammo now. Maybe not a lot, or as much as they would want in an emergency, however enough to mess up my day if they wanted to and I didn’t stop them.

      Second obviously some common sense needs to be applied. Trading the 1% ‘biker club’ a case of 7.62x39 probably isn’t a good idea for the areas stability. However trading Farmer Brown some .22lr/ 12 gauge/ etc for a few laying hens is another matter.

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    2. The fall into anarchy, especially in the case of Venezuela, usually does not happen overnight. It's a somewhat gradual but steady descent. At the top of the hill, when the economy is great, the gold and silver doesn't trade much. At the bottom of the hill, when its Mad Max time, the gold and silver trades a bit, but not much, since people, as you said, want food. It's during that ride down the hill from plenty-to-poverty when the silver and gold trades well.

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    3. That thing about trading ammo will get argued forever. I feel like "you pays your dime and you takes your chances."

      I'm pretty sure ammo will be in demand, in any situation running the gamut from Katrina, to the L.A.riots, to full on social disintegration. If I'm wrong, oh, well.

      Nobody knows for sure what will happen if the balloon goes up. About all you can do is look at similar events in the past, and do your planning based on your best estimate.

      I have read all of Rawle's series, and Thomas Sherry's trilogy, and use them as planning tools.

      I agree with your thoughts on the subject, Ryan.

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    4. "I have been in some really messed up countries and greenbacks talk . . ." Okay, but the scenario here is that the U.S. (the country with the greenbacks) has collapsed; therefore, greenbacks are worthless. What will you trade with then?
      And when everybody is desperate for food to feed their families, everyone is a member of the "1% biker club," and giving them ammo then turning your back on them doesn't seem like such a swell idea to me.
      But you can go to your church and I'll go to mine. Just don't come to me for any ammo. But I'll know where to go if I need some.

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    5. You evaluate the situation and make your decisions. That's all anybody can do. The whole topic is very situation specific, so it's hard to discuss all the nuances in general terms.

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  11. I can't store enough food for barter, amigo. And if I had it, I wouldn't trade it. If people don't want ammo, I'm no worse off. If they do, I damn sure have enough to trade for something I want, and there will be lots of things I want. I also have guns to trade.

    What are you storing for barter purposes? I'm open to suggestion.

    I doubt I'll be trading with anyone I don't know if it comes to that, because they couldn't find me here, wouldn't know to look for me, and I'd have to go to people who had things I needed, and say " what would you take for a couple of hams", etc. As for using ammo for trade, I have, shall we say, a sufficiency on hand to make that practical.

    I'd be interested in an expanded view on barter from your perspective. Write me one, email it to philipnolan1953@gmail.com, and I'll post it under your byline. I'm always willing to post work by other writers if it contributes to the overall usefulness of the blog.

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    1. We have small bottles of booze to barter...never goes bad; and cigarettes, vacuum sealed to keep fresh. Chewing tobacco. And other things

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    2. I keep a good bit of whiskey and rum for trade. Some of the very good stuff, mostly cheaper products. I figure after awhile people who need a drink won't be all that choosy. Of course, this is moonshine country so I may be overestimating my market.😕

      I also keep number ten cans of tobacco, both for trade and for myself. I like a smoke once in awhile and if we are living through a "collapse" I expect I'll have other things to worry about besides cancer.

      Cigarettes are a good idea. I have been in places where you could buy anything with cigarettes. If we went third world I think they would be a medium of exchange again.

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  12. In case you are interested, here is an article and a database about recent proven vote fraud cases. https://www.heritage.org/election-integrity/commentary/voter-fraud-database-tops-1000-proven-cases
    Note that in many states it is very, very, hard to prosecute vote fraud since the law requires the prosecution to show intent - and of course, politicians in some states don't want to find it!
    If you look it up, Al Franken's election to the Senate in 2008 was almost certainly due to vote fraud.

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    1. Thanks, Jonathan. I'll save the link. I never know when I'll get going on some topic or other and need a quick reference.

      I figured Franken won through some sort of chicanery, there just couldn't be enough stupid people up there to have voted him in legitimately.

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    2. Never under estimate the stupidity of Minnesotans, after all we elected Jesse Ventura Gov.

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    3. Well, I have to admit, we live in interesting times. Ventura was a pretty charismatic character, if not a decent governor.

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  13. Commander Zero over at Notes From the Bunker has a screaming deal on 10/22 mags. Hurry though, I think it only lasts for 2 more days.

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    1. Ryan, Zero gets some good items, and he sells them at reasonable prices. You can't go wrong recommending him.Don't worry about the thread thing.not important.😉

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  14. Whoops. Should have read the comment thread first.

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  15. Hey Harry,

    (captaincrunch)

    If you get an e-mail from someone named 'Tex' that's me. Different e-mail account and I recently really pissed off some more of my Mexican neighbors. I had to go to business were two of 'La Familia' work and had to deal with one who is degenerate and a convicted felon. I carried my little Austrian friend in a bag (They got that figured out)
    The see me rolling and they be haten' God forbid a white man does better than they do.
    Speaking of famous 'white man' lines.
    In the first third of 'Jeremiah Johnson' Jerimiah Johnson finds 'Hatchet Jack'frozen to a tree. Dead of course with his 'Hawken .50 rifle' in his cold dead hands. Hatchet Jack left a note around his neck that said.
    'I Hatchet Jack being of sound mind and broke legs leave this rifle to whoever finds it. Lord I pray it be a 'White Man' It Killed the Bear that Killed me.
    One day they can pry my Austrian friend out of my cold dead hands and I will have a simuliar note written around my neck. 'Lord I pray it be a white man:)

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  16. I got the email from Tex, and didn't realize it was you. Thought it was a different individual. Multiple email addresses can cause confusion but we all use them.

    I can sympathize with the "neighbor" problems. I don't have any close neighbors but we have plenty of Mexicans.

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  17. Anonymous, couldn't get my comment in as a reply to yours, don't know why. One of the vagaries of blogger, I suppose.

    People always want gold. I suspect that's why archaeologists are always finding new hordes, from Assyria to modern day Iraq. I've never really understood why gold is so desireable, it's a soft metal and not much good for anything but decoration of one kind or another, at least for most of human history. But there's no doubting the lengths people will go to in order to obtain it.

    If you don't trust banks, or stocks, these days, it's one way to store value.

    I think it would be handy to have around in a collapse, but probably not a good commodity to put all your resources into. That's why I keep things to trade that I think would have general appeal. "Alas, Babylon" which I read as a teenager, always sticks in my mind in this regard.

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