How does one, as an individual, deal with an insurrection / civil war / unofficially sanctioned looting / rioting if you find it visiting your city?
First-hand account of a guys experience with it. Some of the comments are good, too.
Obviously, he did a few things wrong. If the cops and DA and local pols are not on your side, defending yourself is very risky. Not defending yourself, or trying to go it alone is risky. Though the Antifa thugs might be scum and individually most are not very impressive as physical specimens, they are well-organized scum, with effective tactics as far as they go. With a largely “hands-off” policy by law-enforcement and the pols (because they are fellow-travelers or compromised, or both) they can run riot (literally) while your actions are severely constrained.
Obviously, a proper Fed Marshal with marines or MPs to help in a counter-offensive with lots of burly men in armor, sniper over-watch, a load of paddy-wagons, and some take-no- BS prosecutors could deal with it properly. And I’m assuming there is a plan by Q et al to do something along those lines when the time is ripe.
But it they don’t, or they come to your neighborhood (or where you have to go to work or something) before the counteroffensive begins, what do you do? How do you deal with it? Start thinking about it, comment below.
I have kids of current HS age, who will be college age sooner or later (one who took the ACT with virtually no prep scored a 31). One is going through the whole application process now, and we easily get as many as dozen flyers some weeks in the mail advertising your programs. Here are my thoughts as the father of these potential customers of yours, and someone involved in the finance for such things. Continue reading An open letter to college admissions admins
Been doing a lot of reloading recently. Currently working on 6.5x55mm Mauser. The trusty old XL650 started having a problem with the case-feeding mechanism. It’s just a couple of piece of plastic, and it looks sort of like it’s getting old and worn out. Their customer service is getting hammered, so I scheduled a call-back. A guy from Dillon called about an hour later. I described the problem, and he just said “I can just mail you a replacement mechanism. Should do the trick. It’ll be in the mail tomorrow. Can I confirm your mailing address?” Total call length was maybe three minutes. Not the cheapest presses on the market, but I absolutely love their true “No BS lifetime warranty.” They don’t even sell the XL 650 any more.
Brothers in Arms
Brother Libra sat alone in the officer’s mess, quietly saying a prayer over a middle-of-the-night meal of warmed something, the result of Kwon’s experiments. “… and please let this be a reward for a hard day’s work, not a penitence for some forgotten uncharitable thought, like the last one. Amen.” Around him, the ship vibrated faintly as it flew silently through the watery depths back to hopefully useful territory. As he finished his prayer Moffett walked in looking worn out and sleepless, carrying a mug of soup with a spoon sticking out of it. Libra waved him to a seat and waited for him to take it. Moffett looked across the table at him uncertainly and vaguely crossed himself, as if he half expected to be asked to, making Libra smile and nod in acknowledgment and approval of the gesture. Once again it could be observed that there are few atheists in a foxhole.
Continue reading Excerpt from Insanity’s Children, re: St Possenti
terrorists protesters are suing the City of Seattle for the cost of their “forced” upgrading of protesting gear. Yeah, totally idiotic, not based in reality, right? What if they win?
What?! You say, shocked at the notion, the absurdity of it. Think: the left has a long history of “sue and settle” with cooperative government agencies as a way to do and end-run around laws and pols via the courts, particularly in the realm of environmental issues. So consider: they are running out of funding as their socialists backers are feeling the squeeze of Trump’s actions. So they sue the (amenable) city of Seattle, the city settles and hands them a bunch of taxpayer dollars so they can continue to
riot protest “safely.” If that happens, then YOU, the taxpayer, are helping fund the people trying to burn your business and kill you.
So, if that happens, who’s the chump? and will any normies hear about it?
Does a difference actually make a difference? Different people geek out over different things. I like the cut of this guy’s jib.
The “Covid Quarantine” has me catching up on a few things. One of them was reorganizing and sorting the reloading supplies. I knew I had an eclectic mix of things, with a variety of powder leftovers from experiments and others who got out of reloading, components bought on sale for different calibers at different times, and with different cartridges and different loads, well… it accumulates. I needed to have a better idea what I had, and what was the limiting item(s) for turning components into functional, safe, reliable, and consistent ammo. Continue reading Reloading
I don’t remember how I first fell into the first of the Youtube videos, but then I kept clicking… (oh, and if you’ve not been checking the Plague Page, I’ve been updating it most days). Anyway, evn if you don’t understand Russian, the production values are outstanding, the scenery gorgeous, the tunes are catchy, and nary an overweight, tat-covered twerker to be found. I suspect this guy might be a name to follow in coming years within the gospel music arena, and possibly movie soundtrack area as well.
Continue reading A change of pace – Russian Gospel music
Because counting is hard, you can’t trust the numbers. How can they screw up the COVID count, you ask? Let me count the ways:
- False positives (many ways for this one thing alone to happen).
- Test the same person multiple times, counting each one separately as a new case.
- Inflating the numbers as they get aggregated and passed up the line.
- Straight up lying.
- Counting anyone with one of more of the symptoms, even in the absence of any test results, as positive.
- Incentivizing assigning COVID as the diagnosis by paying more for it than for any possible alternate diagnosis.
- Treating any death for any reason as a COVID death entry if they test positive at any time.
- Count any hospitalization for any reason as primarily a COVID case if they test positive, or have any of the symptoms even if it isn’t confirmed.
- Once the COVID diagnosis is given, not changing it even if they are later determined to not ever have had it.
- Changing the definition of what gets counted to be more sweeping.
News stories documenting each and every one of these things can easily be found in any and every month time-period since things started getting weird in late March. In fact, most of them can be found if you dig around in every calendar week. They are often not headline stories for weeks on end because they don’t fit the official narrative, but the cumulative effect isn’t trivial. Meanwhile the death toll is falling, much like it would in the summer months with a seasonal flu.
I first wrote about hydroxychloroquine (NCQ) back in March, and the first reports on it were obviously showing up earlier, starting (as near as I can tell) in late Jan to middle of Feb, and were common by the middle of March. HCQ has been around for more than a half-century, it’s a well-known drug, with known effects and contra-indicators, and is FDA approved. It’s used for several conditions. It was tested (positively) for antiviral properties at least as early as 2005 by teh same group Fouch is now the head of. Same for zinc and D3.
Now, I can see why a big pharma would not want to test HCQ, and pursue some custom anti-viral: profits. There is no significant money in a generic produced in several countries. It’s cold, cynical, and morally reprehensible, but legal and understandable for rea$on$.
But why have no government health agencies managed to run a credible study on HCQ, a study credible enough that a keyboard warrior with a modicum of scientific knowledge like myself can’t poke holes in inside of 90 seconds? If it’s incompetence, then they are not worth the money we send their way. If it’s not incompetence, they all the alternatives are nefarious and they need to be seriously investigated at the least, and in front of a firing squad if it’s deliberate to increase the fatality rate for some reason. I mean, seriously… how compromised do they have to be to not be able to test something in 4 months when the reported cure time is less than a week and thousands of cases are reported every day? And how compromised to our media and politicians have to be to not be asking this question every damn day?