Saturday, September 26, 2009

Actions Have Consequences.

Drunk guy decides burning a flag belonging to the VFW is a good idea. VFW tracks him down and gives him several options. Man decides being duct-taped to a pole w/ a sign is much better than (what I would guess) getting his @ss beat and/or arrested for destruction of property/vandalism.

Saturday Funny

No, but it's still funny.

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Friday, September 25, 2009

Off to the Show

Going to sell off my pallets of Turner Diaries, Nazi Paraphernalia, and John Wayne memorabilia to all the Right Wing Extremists. According to "Professor" Wintemute, that should take about 5 minutes but I'll be there all weekend.

SUNDAY SEP 27th 9-3
RT-45 & W. Main St. Arcola IL
Arcola community center
admission $ 3.00
under 12 free with adult
food served
f.o.i.d.s processed with picture

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Illinois Terrorists

Lost in the shuffle of the NY arrests comes this:
Michael Finton, also known as Talib Islam, was arrested in Springfield, Illinois, and charged with attempted murder of federal officers or employees and trying to use a weapon of mass destruction, charges that carry a life sentence.

Finton was arrested on Wednesday in Springfield as he used a cell phone to try to detonate the bomb he believed was inside a van he had just parked outside the federal building.
So he wasn't just 'planning', he thought he had it all set up.

It's going to be interesting how this turns out in court since it seems the authorities were really pushing the line on entrapment.
In early 2009, "it appeared that Finton was on the verge of taking action, so it was decided to proactively provide him with an opportunity for action that we controlled, rather than merely hoping to be able to find out and stop him," according to a government affidavit.

There was also an arrest in Dallas of a suspect in even another alleged plot.

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Thursday, September 24, 2009

How Long Would You Survive?

There's lots of silly quizzes on Facebook, MySpace, etc. that determine how long you would survive a nuclear war, zombie apocalypse, invasion by smurfs, what have you but let's be serious:

How long would you be able to survive if something happened?

How prepared are you for the most likely situations in your area?

Would you be able to keep you and your family safe/fed or successfully evacuate them if something were to occur or is your idea of 'preparation' a case of Ramen Noodles and 10,000 rounds for each of your guns?

There are a lot of blogs out there that specialize in survivalism and living off the grid, some of which I have linked on the side, so repeating that information would be redundant and unneccessary. I'm just going to ask some questions for various scenarious that most people don't think about but need to.

Do you have a SHTF/'Bug Out' bag for you and your family? Kim Du Toit published a basic list that he put together for his family some time ago. The DHS has pages upon pages of recomendations. Everyone knows the basics. Food. Water. 1st Aid kit. Toiletries.

What about your pets? Do you have enough food/water for them? Carriers? Enough room in your vehicle for them? If not, do you have a backup plan for their care or do you dump them?

The same goes for livestock. Do you have a plan for their care or a way for them to escape if needed or are they on their own?

Where are you going to go and how are you going to get there? Can everything fit in the vehicle you're planning on using? Are you going to use more than one? If so, how will you remain in communication w/ the other driver? CB, Cellphone, Walkie-Talkie?

What route(s) are you going to use? What if that one's blocked? Then that one? Do you have a backup for your planned safe-spot?

Those are some things to think about for a quick getaway but what about long term staying power if that isn't an option? There's a big difference between what one would need in an urban environment compared to a rural one.

How reliant is your residence on the grid? Is there a way for you to maintain a tolerable environment (whether heating or cooling) without utility provided gas/electricity? For how long?

Do you have a reliable source for potable water? A place to store it for dry times?

Where are you going to get food from after your surplus runs out? Scavenging, farming/gardening, hunting/trapping? Do you have the tools/skills to do it enough to feed you and your family? How are you going to prepare it?

What are you going to do w/ your waste products/trash?

I don't think everyone should relive Y2K, spending their kid's college funds to buy years worth of freeze-dried foods, generators, 2-ply toilet paper and grandfather clocks. I think we're going to pull out of latest fiasco but, as an acquaitance of mine astutely stated, "The day AFTER the power goes out is not the time to start to start making plans".

So what have you done?

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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Registration /= Confiscation

Really. It doesn't.
They used to be legal firearms, but now they're either unregistered or outright banned, and they're wanted by police before there's a chance burglars put them in Toronto's underground and underworld markets. Since March 1, Project Safe City swept 400 unregistered weapons 150 of them handguns from homes throughout the city. No charges were filed. Police are reviewing thousands of gun ownership files to determine which weapons have lapsed registrations and which are now banned.

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Attack of the Talking Points

"Bowling for Columbine" + gaggle of college professors = Excedrin headache.

Seriously. This is something I would expect from a freshmen level speech class.

H/T to GunRightsRadio

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

VPC now advocating against marriage?

According to Sugarmann:
In cases where the victim to offender relationship could be identified, 91 percent of female victims (1,587 out of 1,743) were murdered by someone they knew. Of these, 62 percent (990 out of 1,587) were wives or intimate acquaintances of their killers. More than 10 times as many females were murdered by a male they knew than were killed by male strangers.
By his own numbers, marriage correlates more to murder than firearm ownership.

Where weapon use could be determined, firearms were the most common weapon used by males to murder females (847 of 1,657 homicides or 51 percent)

So does Josh hate men? Does he think women would be safer if they didn't marry or get into relationships with them?

Cause that's what his numbers are really saying.

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Chicago: That Gun Free Brady Paradise

% Murders by types of weapons used, 2008:

Nationally: 66.9

Illinois: 79.4*

Chicago: 80.8

*As stated earlier, Illinois is still non-compliant w/ FBI UCR requirements. There were a total of 790 murders in Illinois in 2008, 510 of which in Chicago. Info was only obtained for 530 of them.

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Another Honor Student Killed....

Ill. homeowner kills armed robbers

Police say an eastern Illinois man shot two people to death after they forced their way into his home and tried to rob him.

Vermilion County Sheriff Pat Hartshorn says the two masked men held the homeowner on the floor at gunpoint Monday night and choked him while demanding money. The sheriff says the alleged robbers were 22 and 17 but didn't identify them or the homeowner.

Hartshorn says the men let the homeowner go when his wife said she had expensive jewelry upstairs. While the men focused on a jewelry box, the homeowner grabbed a handgun and shot them.

He was probably on his way to buy milk for his momma and had never done anything like this before. Obviously we should blame the homeowner for taking the law into his own hands.

Monday, September 21, 2009

VA Tech Panel announcement

The VCDL has put out an announcement that a VA anti-gun group have put together another rigged 'panel discussion' loaded w/ anti-gun advocates following a screening of the nonsense 20/20 CCW video.

You remember the one where a kid was given about 20 min of instruction and cumbersome clothing against a cop who knew where and who he was?

Attendees: Josh Horowitz, Andrew Goddard,
Lori Haas, and Omar Samaha.

Event info:
Thursday, Sept 24th 7-9pm (please arrive 30-60 min early to ensure
good seating)
Haymarket Theatre, in Squires Student Center on Virginia Tech campus

Security Blanket

IL legislators pass a law making it easier to get a restraining order against a stalker and increasing penalties if it's violated.

To bad the Supreme Court says the police have no obligation to enforce it.

Now everyone can 'feel' safe in their blanket.