Huh. Interesting rumor

Obviously, today didn’t exactly meet my highest hopes and expectations. But reading “between the lines” or the “tea leaves” or whatever is always a challenge. That said, there are a lot of things that don’t add up. Q drops have often been vague, but enough of them have been “proven” to not just dismiss them entirely as a LARP. Then I come across this.

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We might have to update the painting

Today, Secretary of State Pompeo posted the following pic,

with the caption: “A few final thoughts: The United States of America is the greatest country in the history of civilization.”

Might have to update that pic with the image of a Donaldus Rex God Emperor. Only slightly more than 24 hours of media hysterics before we know for sure how it all goes down (not that the media will actually inform you accurately of any of it).

Meanwhile, there are now up to 65,000 National Guard troops in DC, and more around the nation.

UPDATE: One of the ideas kicked around with some supporting logic is a sort of military “interregnum” between the end of Trump’s first term and swearing in a new president, a period where the military in officially in charge, sorts out, tries, and executes traitors, removes from office compromised people, etc., and either lays out and imposes a new uncorrupted election, or reveals what their evidence is for a legit Trump win. That evidence would need to be explained and made public for the average normie to accept that Trump is the legitimate winner, and it was all a fraudulent win. Not sure what the odds are of this are – maybe 20% or so? I’m nearly sure there will be some sort of military involvement, given that 2,000 National Guardsmen were sworn in as US Marshal Special Deputies. But a whole-hog military-run martial law is a bigger thing.

Media illiteracy

Why you should not trust the media, example 10,592-A. They get even simple, easily checked basic facts totally screwed up.

A news report said Dozens of small boats and a large cutter are cruising the Potomac River and the Anacostia River, with 240-caliber fully automatic rifles mounted to their bows, and heavily armed Coast Guardsmen aboard.

A… what? A “240-caliber fully automatic rifle…” duh fq?

The only place I’ve seen “caliber” used on something greater than 1” bore was the “large gun meaning”, that is the multiple of the bore diameter to get the barrel length (like a 5”/L38, meaning barrel was 38 x 5” = 190” long). I could be wrong, but… yeah, it’s screwed up no matter how you look at it.

I don’t know of any .24 cal full auto production guns.

The navy doesn’t have any ship guns that are 240 mm (5” = 127mm, 240mm = 9.45”)

But they DO have the M240. “The M240, officially Machine Gun, 7.62mm, M240, is the US military designation for the FN MAG, a family of belt-fed, gas-operated medium machine guns firing the 7.62×51mm NATO cartridge….”

Rule # 1 of media literacy – the stories are mostly written by you and idealistic morons with an agenda and little knowledge of the subject.

So many moving parts

Holy smokes. So many moving parts to watch. The head of DHS stepped down a little while back, and the acting DHS head is the FEMA guy, who is a former Marine with serious security and combat experience. The guard has been activated to “deal with suspected violence around the inauguration.” POTUS booted from Twitter and Facebook, most of his normal email shut down. Parler deplatformed in a coordinated way. News of a number of politicians laptops being snagged during the “riots” that made it into the capitol building. Leftists getting more nervous at Trump’s silence than they did at his tweets. The fraud that was laid out in Peter Navaro’s report appear to be confirmed by the ODNI report on election fraud; rumor was it was shown to congress-critters shortly after they voted to confirm Biden as the next president, meaning they’d just committed treason by completing the steal, so they are freaking out – talking impeaching Trump, or removing via the 25th Amendment. People are fleeing Facebook and Twitter, Gab is getting hammered (adding something like 700k-1m new accounts a day).  Trump is doing things and acting like he fully expects to be there for another four years, not doing a “farewell tour.” Big blackout for 5 hours around the Vatican, that happened at the same time as a huge number of roadblocks around it all, with rumors of the anti-Pope Bergolio being arrested. He’s not been seen since. Turns out that at the same time, there were several other notable blackouts around the world, including nearly all of Pakistan. rumors from the direction of China indicate food problems, and hints at energy problems, but nothing concrete that is a red flag of impending major crisis*. Reports of troops moving. Carriers appear to be patrolling our coast. There have been some unusually clear airspace in certain unexpected locations. Thomas Wictor has bee posting interesting thoughts and observations. Pulitzer is continuing to talk on fraud and ballot security.

If what appears to me to be happening – and this is far larger than just this election – then there will be a truly titanic ship in geo-politics and economic over the next few years. Power taken from oligarchs and given back, more or less, to the people and their legitimate delegates. Nationalism will return, and international conglomerates and cartels will be broken up. manufacturing will be on-shored for more things as people realize sovereignty is more important than saving a few bucks. Regime Change will be the flavor of the week for a while. Some population’s migrations will slow, halt, and reverse, other will speed up. Examples: I’d expect a lot of south Americans to stop going to the US over time as conditions improve at home. Chinese and Jewish citizens outside China or Israel are likely to have a hostile climate and will seek to emigrate back to the homeland. Rising nationalism will encourage a lot of economic migrants from Africa to re Europe to return home. Trump’s seat at any and every bargaining table on trade, military affairs, or other deals will be the size of any other five nations – NOBODY will want to screw with him, he will be the God Emperor, because he’s the man, the Alpha. He’ll be the dealmaker. He won’t get carved on Mt Rushmore – he’ll get his own mountain, and it’ll be YUGE.

 

*crisis can go from officially moderate to REALLY BAD quite quickly, especially if the political leadership becomes aware of a major change in the opposing political situation. If the food & power situation is as bad as some things indicate, and a bunch of Chinese nationals caught up in the election fraud forfeit all assets when Trump is declared winner, and the trade-deals tariff screws really start to twist down on them, xi may not be long for power. indeed, if the CCP cannot get their shit together in a timely way, the Taiwan government in exile may return, rather than mainland China seizing the island.

Happy Rubicon Day!

On this day, 10 January, in the year 49 BC, Julius Caesar defies the Roman Senate and crosses the Rubicon, uttering “alea iacta est” (the die is cast). [Please note, although this is the most common translation, it might be better translated as “cast the die”] His actions stunned the Roman Senate, who were certain that he would respect tradition and not cross. This may because they were cowards and expected others to be as fearful as they, or bad military intelligence, but they had determined he was too powerful and decided to have him eliminated once he was separated from his loyal legions. Continue reading Happy Rubicon Day!

Faith and Elephants

Some things are hard to explain in a way that anyone will believe you, least of all those you’d most want to understand. No, I mean really hard. I’ve been an information junkie my whole life, I’m reasonably intelligent, and I spend a lot of time each day reading and following things as they develop. As a result, I not only know a lot, I am also aware of how much I do not know – I’m aware of my “known unknowns” as it were. So how can I explain to anyone how I can be so certain of Trumps win? I can’t. Continue reading Faith and Elephants

Writing ideas

I like writing ideas, and reading them too. They don’t have to be big, or new, just well said or not entirely obvious. But books that have no ideas, just action, or just human interaction, leave me quite unfulfilled. They need SOME meat to think about. But I also like reading action-adventure. I can write it OK, too, I guess. Mostly I like the ideas. But sometimes the ideas I come across are unsettling. Seeing some of the dark side of men is fine, to know there is evil there, but too much of it is a major turn-off. Watching people discuss the destruction of my nation and culture before out very eyes is sobering / enraging / saddening / depressing / disquieting, because it is all too real. If I were to mention this to ANYONE I work with… well, maybe save one… they’d just laugh it off or think I need to adjust the antenna on my tinfoil hat. So how does one think about, mull over, or discuss such things?

Books like Howard’s Conan adventures are “just” adventures, yes, not exactly a philosophical tour-de-force. But deeper analysis reveals much more. I’d like to think that there are ideas present in my own works that are worth reading, and maybe learning for some people new to them for the first time.

Reloading mass quantities, II

Got case lube? Check.
Got spare decapping die pins? Check.
Got spare resizing die decapping rod assembly? Check.
Got spare resizing die decapping pins? Check.
Got spare resizing die bushing? Check.
Got crimped primer pocket swager? On order.
Got stuck case remover? Uhhhhhh…?

The one problem with saving up brass until you have a lot of it to do at once so you can batch process it is that you get all the problems you might experience all at once, too. So a bent decapping rod or pin or assembly I have spares on hand, but I had a piece of brass jump above the shellplate and get jammed WAY up into the resizing die (the press has pretty good leverage on the last part of the power-stroke), and no easy way to get it under the shellplate to pull to back out. There is such a thing as the “RCBS Stuck Case Remover”  but I did not have one on hand, and shipping at this time of year may not be lighting fast. After some fiddling about I managed to goober something together to extract the case without breaking anything too badly. But I realize I really need a proper garage workbench with a vice on it. Oh, well.

More than 2k pieces of brass resized, decapped, and trimmed to length so far, and quite a pile of brass shavings and used primers to show for it. More to go, yet, though. Then I get to sort it into piles, be interesting to see if I get a similar distribution to this spreadsheet.