God help me, the best explanation of this that I can find comes from the American Civil Liberties Union.
Friday, February 22, 2019
God help me, the best explanation of this that I can find comes from the American Civil Liberties Union.
Denmark. Love it, or Leave it! "Don't P*ss down my neck and tell me it's raining." Conversation with a simple man. New Survivor's Edge. Mausers and Mosin Nagants arrive at Classic Arms.
Denmark starts ratcheting back the Islamic Tide.
Warning: Some Viewers may find this opinion offensive! (But I hope not.) Listening to all the outrage over Southern heritage by the lunatic fringe makes me think of the rejoinder used by Josey Wales, concerning "rain."
I wonder if the Third War of Independence is looming on the horizon. It looks to me like the downward spiral in America will be at it's nadir in 2020. If things go ill, and the elections are stolen by the Democrats and their legions of imported dependent voters, and the hordes of illegals they facilitate in illegally entering this county, and then assist in voting illegally, will everyone just acquiesce. I don't think so.
The Dims and their lunatic fringe have torn down our statues, and taught our kids outright lies and propaganda in the schools. But people here still remember their heritage, and I have to believe that there are other people in the rest of the United States who aren't going to" go peacefully into the night."
When I pulled this video up on YouTube, I first got a black, ominous screen with bold white letters saying "some viewers found this content offensive." If they did, I feel sorry for them because they'd have to be complete cretins. Or, maybe not sorry. Maybe "contempt" would be a better word.
I think maybe those mountain men described in Steinbeck's "The Grapes of Wrath" had the right idea.
“ Well , sir — it was las ’ March , an ’ one Sunday five thousan ’ of them mountain men had a turkey shoot outside a town . Five thousan ’ of ’ em jes ’ marched through town with their rifles . An ’ they had their turkey shoot , an ’ then they marched back . An ’ that’s all they done . Well , sir , they ain’t been no trouble sence then .
Some timely Branco cartoons to lighten the mood:
There's an article in this issue about a class of guns I know nothing about. The writer highlights some weapons for backpackers. They are all pretty small, or short, as you'd expect. Some of them are a bit too much Star Wars for me, but I was taken by a street legal sawed off shotgun called the Shockwave that Mossberg is putting out. Looked like a really nice vehicle gun.
Crossbows are making a big comeback with some survivalists, and there's an article on those, with some evaluations of different bows. I can remember ten years ago, watching the British version of "Doomsday Preppers", and there were these two fellows who were really squared away. They had a good plan, good equipment, and had done what they were able to do to take care of their families. But the segment showed them practicing with crossbows for self defense, since they were denied firearms. At the time, I felt sorry for them but a lot of Americans are taking up the bow now, so maybe there's something to it.
I'm not much a fan of "combo guns" but there's an article on those, with the Ruger PC carbine and a 9mm pistol as the example gun.
Several other decent articles as well, including a review of knives, bug out kits, and disaster plans.
Thought for the Day:
Two new shipments of rifles and ammo at Classic Arms. Mosin Nagant rifles, Yugoslavian Mausers, various models, and 7.62X54R surplus ammo in the can.
Thursday, February 21, 2019
It's not hard to get worn down. There are so many negative trends in the country today that it's hard to keep up with them all, but I try. Take, for instance, the "fake news" hate crime stories that are out there virtually every day. The made up stories get wide dissemination on the MSM networks and all over the internet. But when they are conclusively proven to be another version of "Tawana Brawley and Al Sharpton's Traveling Circus" that doesn't get mentioned.
Meanwhile, in Idaho....
I have several friends who live in Idaho. They've been inundated with the same "refugees" being dumped in Georgia and elsewhere. I was still surprised to read about this, you just don't think of Idaho as being a place where this kind of behavior occurs. It's another example of the fact that importing savages into a peaceful countryside does not change the way they think or act. They are not automatically civilized by being given free housing, free money, free medical care and dumped on the populace.
It's pretty easy to feel yourself and those like you are under siege these days. Still, it's good to know there ARE others like you, which is a big part of why I started blogging again. It's good to get that positive reinforcement of contact with decent people, because if you thought everyone out there was as the American public is portrayed on MSM, it would be time to head for the hills. Even if you already have...😉
We have had days and days of rain here. I've lost track of how many. The creeks are up so high that a lot of the small wooden bridges that cross them are being weakened. If they can't be used, a lot of people who live out on possum trails way back in the woods won't be able to get in and out of their property.
Last night we had a bizarre thunderstorm. It would be dead quiet, with just the sound of the rain on the roof, then there would be one single, solitary earthshaking blast that sounded like it was just overhead. I can't remember anything quite like that before. The dogs had a bad night, they hate thunder and even though they were in the barn, they did a lot of howling.
I had an appointment with my "civilian" doctor in the next county yesterday. I'd been to the VA doctor, to see if some issues I was having were related to the Camp Lejeune debacle, where the base dry cleaning facility leaked toxic chemicals into the water table, and hence into the base water supply, for decades. Turns out, they weren't , which is nice to know. It's a little confusing for my wife and I , having two doctors, but some things we can get taken care of up here locally, using our United Health Care policy we get through her retirement, and others we can get taken care of more easily at the VA clinic. So we try to juggle those things to our best advantage. We have had really good service with the VA, no problems and they have been extremely helpful and welcoming to us. I know not everyone has had that experience.
It's also true that if you get into the VA system, you get a VA identity card. Lots of businesses in Georgia give veterans with the card nice discounts on goods and services, so that has been helpful.
Two big trees came down last night. The buildings up here , and the meadow, are surrounded by dense forest. When one of these behemoths falls, it's hair raising. First, you hear the sound of wood slowing cracking, then there's a torrent of noise as the tree falls , taking other trees with it, followed by a huge crash when the whole mass hits the ground. It's very hard to tell exactly what direction all this is coming from, so I go out with a light and see if I can find it from the porch. Mainly I just want to be sure it didn't land on one of the buildings, or across the road. We had a rough time getting off the mountain yesterday for the doctor visit, as we had to clear the jeep trail of a mountain of fallen limbs, etc. Fortunately, this time around, there were no tree trunks across the trail. Given the horrific winds we had all night Tues/Wed, we were lucky.
I appreciate the good suggestions friends sent on where to find the ammo I am looking for, at good prices. I always book mark those pages and then go through them "shopping" when I'm in the market. So any new suggestions are always welcome.
Some Branco Cartoons to lighten the day:
Quote for the Day:
A succinct article on how the Democrats are buying votes in Georgia, and the "turn 'em all in, Mr. and Mrs. America " crowd are riding their coat tails.
Gun control groups outspend NRA in Ga., reversing an old story line
Georgia’s 6th District targeted :
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
A while back, I bought a 300 round can of Malaysian 7.62X51. Good stuff, well packed and fires great in both the FAL and the Enfield 2A.
That being so, I figure I can fire it in any of my weapons chambered for 7.62X51. It's noncorrosive, but it's also Berdan primed so I can't reload the brass. I only have the equipment for Boxer primed cases.
Here are the specs as published on the Sportsman's Guide web site:
So, when I got an email from Sportsman's Guide today, showing various types of surplus ammo in cans and promising free shipping, I went to their web page to order a can of the ammo , this time the 540 round can. The ammo had been reduced from $249.99 to $229.99 (the club members prices). They have a four pay option for the "club" so it doesn't have to wallop your budget all at once.
I started the process of ordering on line, and all went well until I got to the point where I had to enter the code for the free shipping. It kicked back the order.
I called customer service. Started explaining my problem, and suddenly the guy couldn't hear me. I could hear him loud and clear, but he wasn't getting me. Don't know whose end the problem was on, but he hung up.
I called back, got some other person, and they said "oh, that ammo isn't covered by this offer." That made no sense, why would PPU and other "canned" ammo be, but not this. So I thanked the guy, went back and filled out the order on line, and here's what I came up with.
In addition to the cost of the ammo, they wanted me to pay $18.95 in shipping, $16.03 to Georgia in sales tax, and another $6.21 in "shipping tax." What is shipping tax? Never heard of that before as far as I can remember.
So, that added another $41.19 to the order. That changes the equation. I guess I will wait til they put out a free shipping code that will be applicable to that ammo, or I just won't buy it.
I don't know what's happening with Sportsman's Guide. They used to offer free shipping without "strings" on large orders, they didn't collect Georgia Sales Tax, and they didn't have a "Shipping Tax."
I still like their catalogs, although they don't have as many as they did and don't publish them as often as they used to. But they aren't the same outfit. I think the old guy "Dave" who owned the business and whose picture was always on the catalogs must have died.
Still, here's the latest Forgotten Weapons evaluation, and it covers this Malaysian ammo so I am including it in this post.
I'm trying to do some last minute shopping in the small arms arena because I think 2020 could be the year that the Dims actually take over. Events in Georgia are being replicated all over the country, with so many people flooding into the country that are absolutely locked into the Democratic Party. We already know they are voting in vast numbers, whether they are entitled to or not.
Georgia has had a huge influx of people from Mexico, Central America, India, and various Islamic countries. These individuals invariably end up in the cities, along with the vast majority of blacks.
If you look at this map which shows the orientation of every county in Georgia during the last gubernatorial election, you'll see that the rural counties are conservative ( but sparsely populated) while the big cities in Georgia (Atlanta, Savannah, Athens, Augusta, Macon, Columbus) are entirely liberal and densely populated. Georgia was heavily conservative overall up until about 10 years ago, when this trend to the left started picking up steam.
This is a map of how the U.S. states went in 2016. Some of them were "by the skin of their teeth." Now, the demographics in Texas and Florida are changing in favor of the left, and it's due to illegals voting, greater activism on the part of the lunatic fringe portions of the Democratic party, the decay of the Republican party, and vast numbers of legal immigrants. ("refugees", immigrants who have been naturalized, and 400,000 Puerto Ricans moving from Puerto Rico to Florida in the last two years.)
If the Dems can consistently win in Texas and Florida, it's virtually impossible for the Republicans to win the Presidency. Given their abysmal and churlish performance both before and after President Trump was elected, I don't feel sorry for them. When the RNC called me this year to solicit my (small, but regular) contribution, I told them to take me off the list. Though I have been a Republican for more than 40 years, I'm not anymore.
I realize this strengthens the Democrats , but the Republicans brought it on themselves. There are a lot of conservative "ordinary people" who aren't going to vote Republican anymore after the antics of John McCain, Lindsey Graham, Mit Romney and the other Rinos. The real disaster would be an election cycle that wound up with a Democratic President, and a Democratic House and Senate. But there's no guarantee that the Rino's won't behave just like Democrats if the Republicans are in power. Remember the "Gun Ban" of 1994.
On Sept 13, 1994 Diane Feinstein got her gun ban through the Senate, and passed into law, after a last minute flip flop by a handful of Republican Senators who broke their word and voted with the Democrats. The final vote was 52 to 48.
The ban passed in the House of Representatives in the same manner, with enough Republicans voting yes to allow the bill to narrowly squeak through, 216 to 214.
I remember it well. When I went to bed the night of the vote, I didn't even check because the NRA had touched base with every Republican Senator on their votes, and the bill was going to fail by 4 votes. But when the vote was taken , enough Republicans sold out to pass it.
Oh, well. You try to figure out what's going to happen in the future, and then you try to decide what you need to do to be ready for that eventuality if it really happens. What else can a person do?
Wrapping up the post:
Branco Cartoons: (catching up on some from the gap in the blog)
Quote for the Day:
And that's the God's Truth:
Saturday, February 16, 2019
Got some work done on the place. Demographics are not looking good. "The Muslim Patrol" coming to a neighborhood near you. Cetme mags.
The morning started out wet and dreary, with low clouds and drizzling rain. But it cleared off by around ten, and I had the opportunity to get out and do some work on the buildings and the Jeep. I like having outbuildings, and I couldn't get along without mine, but they add a lot of work to the maintenance schedule. The Jeep just needed some minor work on the muffler, but I'm glad to have that out of the way.
After finishing up what I wanted to do today, I cleaned up and watched three episodes of the X Files. All nine of the original seasons are on Amazon Prime now, at no additional cost. Good TV to just relax with. Hard to believe it ran from 1993 through 2002. Seems like just yesterday our whole family watched it in the evening.
I caught up on some of my emails but still owe a couple of people a response. That's on my agenda for Sunday, when I try not to do anything other than just pleasant tasks like that. Every other day of the week, if the weather is good, I want to get at least one thing done around here that needs doing.
This segment ran on OAN not long ago, and I thought it was interesting because it articulates the problem we've been discussing on the blog with the "wretched refuse." These "experts" don't look like they are too keyed into reality, but the general consensus is probably true, and not good for "us."
I know a lot of people feel like this is a problem for someone else. I am utterly guilty of having felt that way up until the last couple of years, when "immigration" from the Third World, legal or illegal, came home to roost on my own doorstep with a vengeance. Edward Abbey knew what he was talking about when he said that unbridled immigration would be the ruin of America.
It's hard to believe what's going on in New York. In a way, they brought it on themselves with their sanctuary city nonsense. They're finding out now that you really do reap what you sow.
Take a look at this. I wonder how long it'll be before we have these guys driving around our town?
Running out of loaded magazines at the wrong time can spoil the day.
Thought for the Day:
Thursday, February 14, 2019
The National Debt, "brother, can you spare a trillion?" "Pet Meds", Cetme Mags, Walmart's new mantra: "Show me your hands!"
Excerpt from a news
story on the national debt
"The Treasury Department's daily statement showed
Tuesday that total outstanding public debt stands at $22.01 trillion.
The national debt is the total of the annual budget
Budget Office projects that this year's deficit will be $897 billion — a 15.1
percent increase over last year's imbalance of $779 billion.
In the coming years,
the CBO forecasts that the deficit will keep rising, top $1 trillion annually
beginning in 2022 and never drop below $1 trillion through 2029. Much of the
increase will come from mounting costs to fund Social Security and Medicare as
the vast generation of baby boomers continue to retire."
On the Medical Front:
- Amoxicillin/Penicillin can be used to treat bladder infections, pneumonia, gonorrhea, E. coli, and salmonella, stomach ulcers caused by Helicobacter pylori infection.
- Erythromycin/Clarithromycin/Azithromycin can treat ear infections, eye infections, sinusitis, tonsillitis, laryngitis, chlamydia, mouth and dental infections, skin infections.
- Ciprofloxacin/Levofloxacin are for use for intestinal infections and sinus infections and other heavy-hitting infections such as Lyme disease or chronic strep. These are incredibly harsh antibiotics and should be used with probiotics even more so than others. Anti-nausea medications can also of use as an add-on.
- Bactrim/Trimethoprim for use for different kinds of urinary infections.
- Tetracycline/Doxycycline is used for urinary infections, acne, gonorrhea and some strains of Lyme bacteria
- Keflex/Cephalexin can treat strep, bone/joint infections, pneumonia, ear infections, skin infections and can be a preventative for bacterial endocarditis
- .Gentamycin/Tobramycin can treat eye infections, brain and spinal cord infections, blood infections, abdominal and lung infections, and skin, bone and joint infections.
I would image virtually everyone interested in preparedness has a copy of "Where there is no Doctor" and "Where there is no Dentist." Those have been around a long time and free copies are available on the net in PDF form.
Where there is no Doctor pdf download
Likely you have a copy of Ragnar Benson's book on the subject too.
Probably the best book on emergency medical issues in a TEOTWAWKI situation is this one. The doctor and nurse who teamed up to write it have a good website, with lots of good videos.
A new follow on book dealing with antibiotics and their specific uses is:
The two books combined cost about $67.00, but down the road they could come in handy. They'll help you decide what to store now, while you still can. It you ever have to use antibiotics without access to medical professionals, then it will certainly be money well spent.
Centerfire and J&G Sales are both offering Cetme 20 round magazines for $4.00 to $5.00 each. I ordered 10 from Centerfire, but I don't know if they are used, or aftermarket, or just what. When they get here I'll add something in a post about them. These are NOT G3 mags, they are the curved Cetme mags. Centerfire has some rusted original production mags cheaper but they look to be in terrible shape.
|might clean up nicely, but I'll pass.|
As for things here on the mountain. The kids got in Tuesday morning, and we had a couple of good days visiting before they had to go back. They brought four new barn cats, and another bearded dragon lizard for us to take care of. Not a problem, there's room for everybody up here.
It's colder outside, just above freezing. I've been running a lot of electric heaters in the barn, shop, apartment and main house, trying to keep the propane bill down. And it is down, but the electric bill just came in and it was $315.00, about $100 above normal for this time of year. I wonder if I saved $100 worth of propane doing that?
I got the Lehman's catalog I requested some weeks ago. It's nice, and had a lot of good things in it, but it's a pale reflection of the older catalogs you paid $5.00 for . I am going to call them and see if I hit the wrong button and didn't get the "big" catalog, or if they just don't publish it anymore. Either way, if you want to live in a pre-electric situation , or to be prepared to do so, this is the place. They have all the old things people had back then to make life bearable.
American Survival Guide, Vol. 8 , issue 4.
I got this in the mail yesterday. It's mostly oriented towards families with kids. There's a good article on dirty bombs, and one on forming "teams" for TEOTWAWKI situations. That used to be the style ten years ago, but seems to have largely fallen out of favor. I had an agreement with a group of people who would come up here if something went wrong, but as the years passed they moved away, or died, or got married to spouses who didn't like the woods, or whatever. Now it's just family members and for a number of reasons, that's probably the best way to go. Too many Alpha males spoil the broth.
It also had a nice article on backpacks in the $500 and up range, if you're in the market. Myself, that's a tad rich for my blood.