Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Whereas, on the 14th of December, 2011, the House of Representatives of these United States voted in favor of indefinite military detention, without charges, of any American, anywhere, anytime, without due process of law, at the discretion of the government alone;
Whereas, on the 15th of December, 2011, the Senate of these United States voted in favor of the same bill;
Whereas, the proscription against the use of military force to police the populous has been an essential feature of American civic life and civic liberty since the arrival of our civilization upon this continent;
Whereas, the wanton violation of this proscription was one of the chief causes of the separation of the American peoples from their government in Great Britain;
Whereas, the Constitution so chartering the government of these United States does not grant this power;
Whereas, the Constitution forbids the addition of any power not enumerated to the general government;
Whereas, the use of such draconian measures has been an essential feature of the enforcement of tyranny by totalitarian governments of the 20th century, including, but not limited to, the Nationalist-Socialist government of Germany, the fascist government of Italy, the government of the United Soviet Socialist Republics, and the government of Vietnam;
Whereas, the use of such draconian measures is carefully calculated to quash all political dissent amongst a captive people;
Whereas, the codification of such draconian measures effectively nullifies all civil liberties the people may hope to hold;
Whereas, the codification of such draconian measures are the last act in the quest to hold a people captive to the rapacious will of their government without recourse;
And whereas, the codification of such draconian measures is an act of war against the populous at large;
Therefore, be it declared that a STATE OF WAR formally exists between the Government of these United States and the People of these United States.
We, the People of these United States, declare any and all attempts to enforce the provisions of HR 1540 to be unlawful, void, and of no force.
We, declare ALL WHO voted in favor of HR 1540, and ALL WHO attempt to enforce HR 1540 to be traitors to these United States, punishable under law.
We, SHALL DISOBEY, APPREHEND, OR RESIST WITH DEADLY FORCE, in our discretion, any person who attempts to enforce the provisions of HR 1540.
We, SHALL NOT aggress against any employee of any American government who shall not attempt to enforce or aid and abet the enforcement of HR 1540, they being as trapped as the rest of the populous.
Such STATE OF WAR shall continue until HR 1540 is stricken from the code of law, and all who had hand in HR 1540 are brought to justice under due process of law.
Signed and witnessed by we, the individual citizens of these United States, below:
What I did for fun was the ballistics testing. :) The testing target, an ~10" pumpkin:
Thus concluded my fun day in the back yard. It was followed by electrical wiring and cleaning, so it was the highlight of my day, even though I do like electrical work.
I hope the showing of this mayhem brightened someone's day.
Monday, December 12, 2011
I am told, deer almost never travel more than five miles from their birthplaces during their lives. If an enclosure were located outside the normal unimpeded limits of a deer's lifetime wanderings would the deer enclosed be imprisoned? Perhaps, but note that it makes a difference to our intuitions whether someone install that enclosure[..] A jail without a jailer is not a jail. D. Dennett Elbow Room. The Varieties of Free Will Worth Wanting. Now, it seems to me that the jail V is talking about is too many things at the same time. It's of course the prison created by the authoritative regime on the deviants as on the regular citizens and its employees, but it's also the happy unaware life, it's an existence without principles, it's the life of whom fears the death. But where is the jailer? In this passage V looks to me much more schizophrenic than in the rest of the graphic novel, in the sense that he's obsessed with an idea over any logical limit.
As a side note, know that I love my dad and we are fairly close. Simply using him as a “case study”, if you will.
“The life of whom fears the death”. Now this can turn into an interesting philosophical discussion. It is said that babies are only born with two fears – falling and loud noises. All other fears are learned fears. Why does one become afraid of spiders? Either a parent taught them to be, or they had a bad experience. Water? Big dogs? Same thing. The fears are learned either through experience or teaching, rational or irrational. We all know that fear has the potential to be debilitating, to make us feel, shall we say, imprisoned. It limits the places that we allow ourselves to go and the things we allow ourselves to do. Who is responsible for our continued state of fear? Is it not ourselves? If we bear responsibility for our fear, who then keeps us imprisoned by it? Who then is the jailer? Is it not ourselves? “I have met the enemy, and it is me.”
Most people fear death. Why? Is it not the experiences and teachings we have had ingrained in us that death is painful and the end? How do we overcome our fears? By confronting them. In confrontation of fears, most of them irrational, we conquer them and release ourselves of them in the confrontation, proving to ourselves that there was nothing to fear. Death is often more difficult to overcome the fear of. We can’t threaten to kill ourselves and put the gun to our head and start to pull the trigger in order to rid ourselves of the fear of death. The fear of death is much more of a mental and spiritual fear. Spiritually, if you have made yourself right in your relationship with God, and you trust him, you will have no fear of death. Second, you have to rationalize (mental) that death is not the worst thing that can happen to you. If you are prepared, death is a release, another step in life, not the end of it.
I think that the point V was making was not some eclectic form of philosophy, but rather in the exposing of multiple jailers. Government, ignorance, Satan, and ourselves offer resistance to us in differing ways, but the end is the same – imprisonment. This list may not be, and probably isn’t exhaustive, but creates an answer to the questions posed, and perhaps provides a springboard for understanding if other issues of prison/prisoner arise.
Friday, November 4, 2011
Now, I see OC almost every day at work, and am happy whenever I see it. Seeing older folks doing it makes me that much happier. To me, that means it's starting to mainstream in our area.
Freedom may be coming back in style...
Monday, October 31, 2011
While not completely convinced, I tend to agree that the fight will be predicated by a total economic collapse. It is coming (both of the above). What are you doing to prepare for it?
Friday, October 14, 2011
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Friday, August 26, 2011
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Monday, August 22, 2011
- Fail in business? Get a bailout.
- Fail to plan for retirement? Get a dwindling Social Security check.
- Fail to plan for a family? Get Medicaid and public housing.
- Fail at living morally? Get free room and board with exercise rooms, library, and degree program. Or, just an "attaboy" slap on the wrist with public assistance to help you "recover".
- Fail at work ethic? Just pop out another baby and we'll increase your welfare payment.
- Add your fail here?(or in the comments, rather)
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Monday, July 4, 2011
I have to think this year that too many don't even understand what they are celebrating. They don't understand the dire straits this country is in right now. They don't know, much less understand, our founding documents. They don't see that if they founders were alive today, they would tell us that they declared independence under circumstances less dire than those of today, and ask why we haven't done the same.
No, today I will not be celebrating. I will be reflecting, thinking, and praying.
Please do the same.
Thursday, June 23, 2011
– Venlet, citing de Havilland
DR. WILLIAMS predicts that Obama can not lose the 2012 election.
IN ADDITION TO THE VOTING BLOCKS HE MENTIONS, THERE IS ANOTHER HUGE GROUP: THE NEARLY ONE-HALF OF ALL ADULTS DO NOT PAY ANY TAXES AND, IN FACT, MOST OF THEM RECEIVE MONEY FROM THE GOVERNMENT. THESE PEOPLE DO NOT WANT TO "SHAKE THE BOAT" TO DO ANYTHING TO STOP THE FLOW OF TAXPAYER MONEY TO THEMSELVES.
Dr. Williams prediction: Maybe you have read some newspaper articles written by Dr. Williams a conservative economist who happens to be Black. He has taught at several Universities and is currently teaching at George Mason University.
No Matter What
Can President Obama be defeated in 2012? No. He can't. I am going on record as saying that President Barak Obama will win a second term.
The media won't tell you this because a good election campaign means hundreds of millions (or in Obama's case billions) of dollars to them in advertising.
But the truth is, there simply are no conditions under which Barak Obama can be defeated in 2012.
The quality of the Republican candidate doesn't matter. Obama gets reelected. Nine percent unemployment? No problem. Obama will win. Gas pricesmoving toward five dollars a gallon? He still wins. The economy soars or goes into the gutter. Obama wins. War in the Middle East? He wins a second term.
America's role as the leading Superpower disappears? Hurrah for Barak Obama! The U.S. government rushes toward bankruptcy, the dollar continues to sink on world markets and the price of daily goods and services soars due to inflation fueled by Obama's extraordinary deficit spending? Obama wins handily.
You are crazy Williams. Don't you understand how volatile politics can be when overall economic, government, and world conditions are declining? Sure I do.
And that's why I know Obama will win. are notoriously ignorant of economics. And economics is the key to why Obama should be defeated.
Even when Obama's policies lead the nation to final ruin, the majority of the American people are going to believe the bait-and-switch tactics Obama and his supporters in the media will use to explain why it isn't his fault. After all, things were much worse than understood when he took office.
Obama's reelection is really a very, very simple math problem. Consider the following:
1) Blacks will vote for Obama blindly. Period. Doesn't matter what he does. It's a race thing. He's one of us,
2) College educated women will vote for Obama. Though they will be offended by this, they swoon at his oratory. It's really not more complex than that,
3) Liberals will vote for Obama. He is their great hope,
4) Democrats will vote for Obama. He is the leader of their party and his coat tails will carry them to victory nationwide,
5) Hispanics will vote for Obama. He is the path to citizenship for those who are illegal and Hispanic leaders recognize the political clout they carry in the ,
6) Union members will vote overwhelmingly for Obama. He is their key to money and power in business, state and local politics,
7) will support Obama. They already have. He has almost $1 Billion dollars in his reelection purse gained largely from his connections with and is gaining more everyday. Big Business loves Obama because he gives them access to taxpayer money so long as they support his social and political agenda,
8) The media love him. They may attack the people who work for him, but they love him. After all, to not love him would be racist,
9) Most other minorities and special interest groups will vote for him. Oddly, the overwhelming majority of Jews and Muslims will support him because they won't vote Republican. American Indians will support him. Obviously homosexuals tend to vote Democratic. And lastly,
10) Approximately half of independents will vote for Obama. And he doesn't need anywhere near that number because he has all of the groups previously mentioned. The President will win an overwhelming victory in 2012.
-- Dr. Walter Williams
Okay, now for my thoughts. Let’s start with the assumption at the beginning that all of the people who don’t pay taxes and get money from the government are happy with that situation. WRONG. I will use myself as a case study. I have not had to pay taxes for the past 3 years. I have not made enough to fall into even the lowest tax bracket. As a result, we (my wife and I) have even received a large amount of tax credits. This is not because we want to be in this situation, but rather because we have been forced into it since the only job I could find was at a gas station, and she is a full-time student. How many people are there like us who know things would be better and we would not need the tax credits if Obama was out of office?
As far as most Americans being ignorant of economics, that’s true. However, I don’t think it is as bad as in 2008, as many are waking up and educating themselves. Now, let’s get on to the points he made one at a time.
1) Is Dr. Williams voting for Obama? He’s black after all. What about the TEA Party folks who are black? What about the good, hardworking Christian black folks (like those I go to church with)? It will not be a blind vote, although a majority will vote for him.
2) Two examples contrary – my wife and one of my co-workers. Didn’t vote for him the first time, and sure ain’t going to the second.
The one thing that I think could be a death blow that gets Obama re-elected? The puts forward a candidate who is not a true Conservative, i.e. and the like. I for one will not vote for Romney, PERIOD. Case closed. I will vote independent if Romney makes it as the GOP candidate. I know many others who feel the same way. We are tired of DEMLite. Give us a real conservative that we can get behind who truly represents us. How will we know that candidate? The liberals and the media will throw a fit because they are scared. Rick Perry comes to mind when I think of scaring liberals. I need to do more research on him if he gets into the race.
Look, we need to get rid of this defeatist attitude. A lot of people are saying stuff like Williams. I’ll side with Rush on this one. If we choose a conservative candidate, Obama is “landslidable defeatable.” He has nothing to run on. People are ticked at what he has done, which, no matter how you look at it, has been screwing the American people (unless you’re a liberal, in which case, you think it’s for our own good to let you created your utopia that doesn’t exist, kinda like ocean-front property in Arizona.) We can turn this country around, but I fear this is our last chance. We have to make it count, because it’s going to be a long fight back to a truly free America. Pray it’s not too late.
Today I heard Rush mentiong the Gunwalker Scandle, and had to cringe when he got one of the facts wrong. He said the story was originally broke on CBS in March. So, I hope that he is able to admit he was wrong and correct it on-air to give credit where it is truly due - Mike Vanderboegh and David Codrea. Below is the e-mail I sent.
"Correction to June 20, 2011 broadcast Re: Project Gunwalker
Thank you for covering Project Gunwalker on you show. It really has not gotten enough attention in the media, especially given that it is now in hearings in Congress.
One thing I would like to suggest for you to correct though is that this scandle was not initially broke on CBS in March. That was simply the first time MSM picked it up. For several months preceding that, the story was being covered doggedly by two bloggers with contacts in ATF. These two men worked tirelessly and mostly thanklessly to cover what was sure to preclude another assault on our Second Amendment rights. These are their names and their blog sites, if you seek to give credit to two men who certainly deserve it.
Mike Vanderboegh - http://sipseystreetirregulars.blogspot.com
David Codrea - http://waronguns.blogspot.com
We shall see.
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
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Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Monday, May 30, 2011
Since we cannot bring them back to life, let us examine ourselves to see if we are being as courageous as they were, and if we are fulfilling our duty in preserving freedom while we are still on OUR shores.
If not, let us resolve to do so in order that their sacrifices were not in vain.
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Sunday, May 29, 2011
First thing yesterday, an issue at work. Black woman got a drink, gave me a dollar and a dime, claimed to have given me a 10. She went off cussing calling me a thief and a liar (though neither is true, I can deal with that, been falsely called that a lot in the past 3 ½ years I've been a cashier. People all the time trying to pull one over on you). Had that been all she said, I would have done my best to calm the situation, but it wasn't. Then she said, "You did it cause I'm black!" I lost it. I don't yell at customers, but I did right then. It's one thing when someone blanket statements that a group you are a part of is racist. It's another altogether when someone says it to your face. Some background – I attend a congregation of the church in which one woman plus my wife and I are the only white people there. If I'm racist, that's news to everyone I go to church with, and the previous congregation. We would pick up kids from the low-income (welfare) apartments across the street from our house and take them to church. Majority of them were black. Skin color doesn't matter. It's the heart. At that point yesterday I came to personally experience how great the divide is between the races in many parts of the country. People are trying to turn everything into a race issue, no matter how small. I am hoping that the good people on both sides (which I believe to be a shrinking majority) will stand up and put a stop to this, but my hope lately is low.
The thing troubling me the most lately is the turning of America into a police state. Think Jose Guerena. Think the Indiana Supreme Court ruling, which said that if a cop tries (or does) enter your home illegally, you have no right to resist. Think the US Supreme Court ruling, which just expanded warrantless search abilities. The Fourth Amendment? What's that? I was discussing these subjects with a coworker, then I left work and turned on the radio just to hear about an instance of police brutality in DC yesterday. Apparently some activists were dancing at the Jefferson Memorial, the police didn't like it, even though the activists were not breaking the law, and the police arrested a dozen of them, body-slamming one man and choking him (start at about 3 minutes into the first video).
Some people are saying that violent resistance is not the answer. They say violence only begets violence. Supposedly conservatives saying this. Hmmm. They rationalize that if a police officer is the one abusing you it's different than if it's a burglar or a rapist, in which case it's alright to be violent. Guess the brainwashing has been effective. Look, people, a criminal is a criminal, whether they are wearing a badge or a mask. The only difference is that our "justice" system has become so corrupt that they will prosecute you for defending yourself from a criminal with a badge, rather than prosecuting the criminal. That's not how it should be. The government workers are supposed to be CIVIL SERVANTS, not violent lords. If we don't do something, when does the abuse stop? You think voting can save us? You are either more optomistic or more naïve than me. The more I watch, week after week, the more I believe we've passed the point of no return. As I told my wife last night, if this was the late 1700's, the founders would have shot the D.C. police. Where is our sense of outrage? Did it die with the acceptance of the status quo? Wake up!!!!
I hope I'm wrong, but let's face it – we pretty much have two options staring us in the face, and they may coincide or agitate each other, or be unconnected in any way. One option is the complete collapse of our financial system. Remember what happens in times of crisis – the people generally call for the government to do something, so therefore the government siezes more power, even though it doesn't help the problem. What will you do if the dollar crumbles, as it is already doing now? Haven't you watched as you buy groceries? Have you watch the price of gold shoot up? It's not because gold is suddenly worth more, it's because the dollar is suddenly worth less. If I remember the numbers correctly, for every one ounce of gold in possession of the U.S., there are about $56,000 dollars printed. So, that means that if we had to have a base for our currency (which we should), then the true price of gold right now is about $56,000 per ounce. Have I made my point yet?
Option 2 – The massive implementation of the police state finally crosses the line and plunges us into another revolution. There are many people who will not stand down to an illegal entry. The new court rulings and precedents that have been set will lead to bloodshed, both of honest civilians, and taxpayer subsidized gangs (police). Much like in the movie "V for Vendetta" there will be a trip point, as Americans are waking up. In the movie, a little girl was wearing one of the masks, and a "police officer" shot her in the back. The people swarmed with improvised weapons, killed him, and the revolution was unstoppable. What will be our trip point?
I need to put a disclaimer here for any .gov people paying attention (as a few have visited). None of this is a threat or should be taken as such. It is mearly my gleanings from historical principals of past events and translating them into potential outcomes.
As for me, I'm preparing for whatever may come, to the best of my abilities. I'm also trying to find a way to help the system keep itself in check. On my list of plans is to have a meeting with our county sherriff and possibly the local town police chief. I'm not sure how to arrange this, but I'm going to do my best. I'm also going to arrange it (best as possible) at a public place, and will be openly wearing my sidearm as a citizen. Some would say this is dangerous. I hope you are wrong, though I'm not sure, myself.
So, for my readers, I would ask that you give me some feedback. In the light of current events, if you were meeting with local officials, what would you personally ask them? If you have a site of your own, I would also ask that you help me with this, as it could turn into a major project that I share for others to reproduce.
Thank you for bearing with me.
Friday, May 6, 2011
In reference to freedom and slavery (not prayer, so don't take this out of context), George Washington said, "The thing that sets the American christian apart from all other people in the world is that he will die on his feet before he will live on his knees."
Question: Is this still true today or have we become a nation of cowards?
Is our country becoming more free or less free?
More moral or less moral?
What are YOU, personally, doing about it?
Are you a coward, or are you an American christian?
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Sunday, May 1, 2011
Saturday, April 30, 2011
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Thankfully the committee members, of both parties, called the bill on account of that. Oh, yeah, they voted it down. A little sense still remaining in the .gov.
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Monday, April 25, 2011
Monday, April 18, 2011
Monday, April 4, 2011
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Tuesday, March 22, 2011
No joke. Add this to the pile of evidence that we should do away with the No Child Left Behind Act and the DoE.
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Monday, March 7, 2011
Friday, March 4, 2011
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
I discovered last week that on one of the PBS stations in our area, it is showing sessions of the TN Legislature, including committees. I’ll start off by saying that I now believe there is incredibly large population of idiots in
The TN Senate Judiciary Committee was discussing a couple bills (which passed out of committee) relating to firearms which I thought I should give some publicity.
The first is SB 0306. This bill would give all handgun carry permit holders the ability to buy firearms without additional background checks, since we have already had extensive checks performed on us to get the permit in the first place. If you fail to renew your permit, this of course cuts off for you. For permit holders, this saves time, not to mention $10 each time you buy a new firearm.
The other bill is SB 0519. This is simple enough. It codifies into law that it is not a hazard to employees of a business for customers to be allowed to carry firearms into the building.If you are a Tennessean, talk to your state congress-critters to support both of these bills. The bills may not go as far as they should, but we are going to have to reclaim our rights the same way we surrendered them – little by little.
Today I finally had the chance to get out and shoot a little bit, so I decided to fire the old Mosin Nagant M38 and get it sighted back in after having done some work on it. I also shot a few rounds through my pistol, and would have shot more if it were not so cost-prohibitive. Here are a few things I would like to impart to my readers about the experience today.
- The M38 still kicks like a freakin’ mule, even with a 1” butt pad on it. I think I can still feel the results of the 32 rounds I put through it.
- I need more practice with my pistol. The first 5 rounds I shot were totally unacceptable. Wouldn’t be such a big deal if it wasn’t my carry gun.
- It still is a %$#@$% to clean a rifle after firing corrosive ammo through it.
- If you are cleaning said rifle in the bathtub (soapy water + window cleaner), finish before your wife gets home. Make sure to clean up the mess you left in the bathtub, but don’t clean the whole tub (unless that’s normal for you) because your wife will then know you were up to something.
- While looking though gun cleaning supplies, if you value you’re your life or marriage, when you find that stripper clip you were missing, do not excitedly say, “There’s my other stripper!”
- As Old_Painless would say, "Shooting stuff is still fun."
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Monday, January 10, 2011
I don't know about you, but as Mike V. would say, I'm tired of backing up. I've had enough of it the past 2 years alone. No more. Please read this, then make your calls, send your letters, just do something.
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