I have always said when the metal meets the meat regarding enforcing unconstitutional gun laws and “gun confiscations” it will all boil down to your local County Sheriff, so elect wisely and form relationships now, it WILL matter in the upcoming storm.
Washington state recently introduced bills for some of the strictest gun laws in the country but they have some very important opponents: the sheriffs.
Long thought to be the last line of defense between authoritarianism and freedom, sheriffs are in a unique position. As elected officials, basically nobody has authority over them – not the judges, not the Feds – no one except the people who may or may not choose to re-elect them.
What are those new gun laws in Washington?
In November, Washington voters passed a ballot initiative, I-1639. To purchase a semi-automatic rifle, buyers must be over 21, undergo an enhanced background check, must have completed a safety course, and need to wait 9 days to take possession of their weapon. And that’s not all. A gun owner who doesn’t store his or her weapon “properly” can be prosecuted.
And that was just the beginning of the unconstitutional momentum.
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Not a bad primer to help get your mind in the right direction when it comes to preparing for when the Hammer drops. Remember, in Prepping, just like in Firearms and Combat Training, it is Software before Hardware. The Mind is the Ultimate Weapon, all else is Supplemental. -SF
I have been reading the excellent book, Logavina Street: Life and Death in a Sarajevo Neighborhood, by Barbara Demick, and thinking about other places like Ukraine, Egypt, Venezuela, Syria, Argentina, Turkey, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Japan, Chile, Haiti, France, Zimbabwe, Iraq, Russia, Libya, Israel, Liberia, Yemen, Mexico, and my home state of Texas. This has caused the paranoid part of me, a part that is apparently immune to normalcy bias, to consider how one might spend some spare money and time, apart from buying sovereign bonds and attending DSK’s quarterly sex parties, to prepare for TEOTWAWKI as experienced by the people in the aforementioned nations. What follows is not a shopping list, but rather a list of questions to assist in creating a working inventory of mind, body, and equipment for living in dangerous or uncertain times. These are mostly things one would want to get squared away while one has time for consideration, before one’s life, or another’s life, depends on it.
Whom do I love?
What do I love?
What do I have to live for?
What am I willing to die for?
What are my mental assets?
What are my mental liabilities?
What is my single biggest knowledge gap?
What are the top three habits that make up my character?
Whom can I really trust?
Who are my mortal enemies? Why? What can I do about it?
What skills do I have to earn a living?
What special tools do these skills require?
Do I know how to beg…effectively?
Do I know how to barter…effectively?
How good of a liar am I…really?
Do I know how to use a compass and map?
What is the highest point in my county?
Do I know how to make a fire…without making much smoke?
Do I know how to hunt, fish, butcher, and prepare meat?
Do I know how to change a tire, swap a battery, and jump-start a vehicle?
Do I know how to sail a boat?
Do I know how to use a two-way radio that is not a cell phone?
When and where am I safe to be in condition white?
What is my reactionary gap at day and at night?
How do I respond to a reset of my OODA Loop?
How can I reset someone else’s OODA Loop, and how much time does that give me?
What does it feel like to get punched in the face, and how does it affect me?
Do I really know how to defend myself with a knife? For example, where are the three primary arterial targets?
Do I really know how to defend myself with a pistol? For example, how confident am I that I can draw my pistol and in less than 1.5 seconds hit the brain of a man wearing body armor and standing two meters away?
Do I really know how to use my rifle? For example, can I hit a man twice in the chest at two meters, in less than 1.5 seconds, while moving? What about once in the chest, at 250 meters, with my first shot, and while I am sitting on the ground?
Do I know CPR?
Do I know how to make and apply a pressure bandage?
Do I know how to treat a sucking chest wound?
Do I know how to apply a tourniquet?
Do family, friends, and I know our neighborhood, out-of-town, and out-of-state rally points?
What is the first and last name of my twenty closest neighbors (geographically)?
What is the name and cell phone number of my county sheriff?
What is the name of the commander of my local militia?
Do I know the location of several local bomb and fallout shelters?
How well, relative to others, am I able to see and hear, with or without aid?
Am I able to run for my life for more than a minute?
Do I have the strength to manage my own body weight? For example, can I pull myself up over a six-foot wall?
Am I chemically dependent?
Am I fit enough to perform sexually?
Am I able to swim 500+ meters?
Am I able to fight off everyday infection and illness, and to heal my own minor wounds?
Am I physically able to defend myself without a weapon?
Am I physically able to repeatedly manipulate and engage my pistol and rifle?
Do I have multiple pairs of Rx glasses and hearing aids if needed?
Do I have a good light and spare batteries or fuel?
Do I have a good pair of shoes that I can put on and walk to the next town without blisters?
Do I have warm and durable outdoor clothing in muted colors?
Is my vehicle in good condition with a spare tire, tools, water, siphon, fuel container, and flares?
Do I have a bicycle, boat, aircraft, or animal (with appropriate kit) that will carry me, and my gear, hundreds of miles?
Is my dog obedient and does he or she warn me of danger?
Do I have portable, widely recognized, and durable assets such as gold coins?
Do I have a reliable and portable method to obtain clean drinking water?
Do I have a good compass and appropriate maps?
Do I have some sort of telescopic magnification?
Do I have a first aid kit?
Do I have a two-way radio that is not a cell phone?
Do I have a knife that is high quality and a small sharpening stone?
Do I have a sidearm, ammunition, gun belt, holster, spare magazines, and magazine carriers?
Do I have a rifle, ammunition, sling, spare magazines, magazine carriers, spare firing pin, and range card?
Do I have body armor and a kevlar helmet? Or will I be relying on bread?
Do I have a “spare” set of identification?
Do I have a mask, balaclava, or disguise?
Do I have at least a month’s cache of food?
Do I have ammunition cached?
Do I have books cached?
There are many more, I am sure, but I hope this at least spurs a lively discussion.
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Good News America…One of the Most Elite Branches of the Armed Services responsible for your National Defense and Security is being slowly DESTROYED from the Inside by Politically Correct numb-nuts in Washington D.C.
Now, not only can transgender and “Non-Binary” people join the ranks, but also fat women. That’s right, in the new “progressive obama military”, physical fitness standards are a thing of the past; Forget about being in “War Fighting” shape, in this new PC “Everybody is OK” universe, you can actually be a jelly doughnut eating sack of goo and still be considered a Marine!
I think Gunnery Sergeant Hartman would have something to say about this load of crap!
Disgusting Fatbodies…Thousands of them. That is what the Ranks of the USMC will soon be FILLED WITH.
Now don’t you FEEL BETTER About this Nation’s National Security?
I Know I don’t.
Stay Alert, Stay Armed, STAY IN SHAPE and Stay Dangerous!
Last summer the state of Texas was ablaze over concerns surrounding the Jade Helm military drills held across the state prompted some to speculate that the Federal government was preparing for either a local insurrection, secession planning contencies for the Lone Star state or even a “Texas takeover.”
Similar confusion returned earlier this week when dozens of McLennan Community College students posed as unruly protesters as part of a Federal Emergency Management Agency training program. This“first of its kind” three day exercise in Waco, Texas was overseen by the Department of Homeland Security, during which police officers from fifteen different departments took part in drills on how to deal with riots and conduct mass arrests.”
Officers from the Waco Police Department, McLennan County Sheriff’s Office, Killeen Police Department, Lorena Police Department, DeSoto Police Department and troopers with the Texas Department of Public Safety, among others, participated in the three-day training program.
As Waco Tribune reports, citing training coordinator Jay Fonville, “this type of training has never been in Texas before.”
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Even with today’s 3% surge – the most in a month – on the heels of Unicredit’s CEO proclaiming that EU banks are “intensely” looking for funding solutions, European banking stocks have collapsed for a 4th straight week for the worst losses since 2012.
Following the brief exuberance after Draghi unleashed his latest bazooka – which it seems was all front-run – European banking stocks have collapsed almost 20% – the biggest loss since April 2012.
Top German Journalist Admits Mainstream Media Is Completely Fake: “We All Lie For The CIA”
With the increasing propaganda wars, we thought a reminder of just how naive many Westerners are when it comes to their news-feed. As Arjun Walia, of GlobalResearch.ca, notes, Dr. Ulfkotte went on public television stating that he was forced to publish the works of intelligence agents under his own name, also adding that noncompliance with these orders would result in him losing his job.
He recently made an appearance on RT news to share these facts:
I’ve been a journalist for about 25 years, and I was educated to lie, to betray, and not to tell the truth to the public.
But seeing right now within the last months how the German and American media tries to bring war to the people in Europe, to bring war to Russia — this is a point of no return and I’m going to stand up and say it is not right what I have done in the past,to manipulate people, to make propaganda against Russia, and it is not right what my colleagues do and have done in the past because they are bribed to betray the people, not only in Germany, all over Europe.
It’s important to keep in mind that Dr. Ulfkotte is not the only person making these claims; multiple reporters have done the same and this kind of truthfulness is something the world needs more of.
One (out of many) great examples of a whistleblowing reporter is investigative journalist and former CBC News reporter Sharyl Attkisson.
She delivered a hard-hitting TEDx talk showing how fake grassroots movements funded by political, corporate, or other special interests very effectively manipulate and distort media messages.
Another great example is Amber Lyon, a three-time Emmy award winning journalist at CC, who said that they are routinely paid by the US government and foreign governments to selectively report and even distort information on certain events. She has also indicated that the government has editorial control over content.
Ever since Operation Mockingbird, a CIA-based initiative to control mainstream media, more and more people are expressing their concern that what we see in the media is nothing short of brainwashing.
This is also evident by blatant lies that continue to spam the TV screen, especially when it comes to topics such as health, food, war (‘terrorism‘), poverty, and more.
Things have not changed, in fact, when in comes to mainstream media distorting information and telling lies. They have gotten much worse in recent years, in fact, so it is highly encouraging that more people are starting to see through these lies, even without the help of whistleblowers like Dr. Ulfkotte.
One great example is the supposed ‘war on terror,’ or ‘false flag terrorism.’ There are evenWikileaks documents alluding to the fact that the United States government planned to “retaliate and cause pain” to countries refusing GMOs.
Mainstream media’s continual support of GMOs rages on, despite the fact that a number of countries are now banning these products.
The list of lies goes on and on. It’s time to turn off your T.V. and do your own research if you are curious about what is happening on our planet. It’s time to wake up.
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