Saturday, December 08, 2012

Oh shit oh dear

A doctor was addressing a large audience in Tampa.
"The material we put into our stomachs is enough to have killed most of us sitting here, years ago. Red meat is awful. Soft drinks corrode your stomach lining. Chinese food is loaded with MSG. High fat diets can be disastrous, and none of us realizes the long-term harm caused by the germs in our drinking water. However, there is one thing that is the most dangerous of all and we all have eaten, or will eat it. Can anyone here tell me what food it is that causes the most grief and suffering for years after eating it?"
After several seconds of quiet, a 75-year-old man in the front row raised his hand, and softly said, "Wedding Cake."

- Stuart 

Situational Awareness Primer

 First and foremost, it needs to be noted that being aware of one's surroundings and identifying potential threats and dangerous situations is more of a mindset than a hard skill. Because of this, situational awareness is not something that can be practiced only by highly trained government agents or specialized corporate security countersurveillance teams. Indeed, it can be exercised by anyone with the will and the discipline to do so.
An important element of the proper mindset is to first recognize that threats exist. Ignorance or denial of a threat -- or completely tuning out one's surroundings while in a public place -- makes a person's chances of quickly recognizing the threat and avoiding it slim to none. This is why apathy, denial and complacency can be (and often are) deadly. A second important element is understanding the need to take responsibility for one's own security. The resources of any government are finite and the authorities simply cannot be everywhere and cannot stop every criminal action. The same principle applies to private security at businesses or other institutions, like places of worship. Therefore, people need to look out for themselves and their neighbors.
Another important facet of this mindset is learning to trust your "gut" or intuition. Many times a person's subconscious can notice subtle signs of danger that the conscious mind has difficulty quantifying or articulating. Many people who are victimized frequently experience such feelings of danger prior to an incident, but choose to ignore them. Even a potentially threatening person not making an immediate move -- or even if the person wanders off quickly after a moment of eye contact -- does not mean there was no threat.
Much more HERE

Thanks to WiscoDave for the link

My apologies

So I got schooled again on my post about LEO by Brian, Glenn and Boarshide, all former LEO. All are readers who've commented before and have done so with courteousy and politeness.
I do realize there are good as well as bad cops out there, I have run into a few of them myself over the years and the point that I think these folks were trying to make is that while the management may be at fault, not the the entire police force.
For the Patriots that are LEO, I do apologize.  Unfortunately I do believe they are far and few between but I shouldv'e made that distinction before I lumped them all together.
Gentlemen, thank you for your polite comments.

Happy Halloween!!!!

Damn, that's an ugly ass woman!

The Arlington National Cemetery Christmas Wreath Project

Deb writes about the annual Arlington National Cemetery Christmas Wreath project:

Hi Ken -
If my blog was still my blog (it's been hijacked by some scum sucking leach using the name anjargarry007 - feel free to hunt the sucker down) I would come out from under my rock and continue the annual posting of the Arlington National Cemetery wreath project and the
Worcester Wreath Company out of Harrington, Maine.
If you feel it appropriate and so desire to post, the best succinct article I can find is actually
 HERE on 
Last year, 90,000 wreaths, every one of them from Maine, were placed on the graves of fallen soldiers in Arlington National Cemetery. It took 15,000 volunteers to do so. Escorted by the Patriot Guard Riders, a convoy of trucks, all driven by volunteers, will be leaving Maine tomorrow and arriving at Arlington Dec. 15th. People line the roads in the villages and towns along the way cheering the convey on. Several stops are made along the way at schools and common places to promote their mission, "Remember, honor, teach". It's a definite goosebumps event.
Wreaths are not just delivered to Arlington. Wreaths Across America provides close to 100,000 wreaths, the most going to Arlington, to over 600 locations. 
We may not have any teeth, but we sure can be wicked nice. 
Ken, if you do not want to post this on your blog, I understand and you don't even need to explain 'cause you scare the shit out of me more than my dog.

Of course I'll post this, Deb, and if you remind me I'll post about it every year.

This project is one of the most wonderful stories about the Christmas spirit I've ever heard of, as well as a way to let the Armed Forces of our Nation know how much we appreciate the sacrifices they've made for us.
Please go to the Snopes link HERE for the story - they do a much better write-up on it than I could ever do, and if you have a few extra bucks, would you consider a donation to Wreaths Across America or possibly donate some of your time to help out?

Shall we bring back Prohibtion, Mr Costas?

Jerry Brown, a linebacker on the Dallas Cowboys practice squad, died early this morning in a single- car accident -- and his teammate, Josh Brent, was arrested on charges of intoxication manslaughter.

According to police, Brent (see above) was driving at a high rate of speed at around 2:20 AM when his car "hit the outside curb," flipped over and came to rest in the middle of the road.

When cops came to the scene, Brent was dragging Brown away from the vehicle ... which had come to rest upside down and was on fire. Brown was unresponsive and was later pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.

Officers at the scene suspected alcohol to be a factor, so they gave Brent was given a field sobriety test, which he failed. His blood was later drawn at the hospital to determine his blood alcohol level. Those results are not yet known.


Okay, I'm ready for summer.

Time for...... BACON!!!!!

Gotta keep a sense of humor, man.

My "anti' law enforcement posts

Okay, time for me to clear a few things up seeing as I'm pissing more than a few people up with my "anti" law enforcement posts.

First off, I want to say that I am a law abiding citizen. Not because I'm afraid of going to prison but because I treat others with courtesy and respect. I respect other people's Rights to exist and other people's property. I obey traffic laws because they are there for a reason.
I have no felony convictions (or arrests), I have never been to prison and the only jail time I have ever served was the mandatory 2 days for a DUI 31 years ago and the 13 days I served because I couldn't afford to pay the fine for the same conviction, which incidentally I pled guilty to because I was, well, guilty as hell, realized it and was willing to accept the consequences.
I have had 3 tickets in my entire life, one for speeding and 2 for seatbelts and none within the last 20 years. I do not drink nor use drugs any longer, although I don't care if you do. It's a personal choice for me.
So no, I am not a bitter ex-convict with an axe to grind. As a matter of fact, I've probably got a cleaner record than most housewives out there.

So why all the negative posts on police agencies? Because I'm seeing more and more of their abuses in the MSM. You know it's getting fucking bad when the MSM is reporting them and recognizing the threats.
Another reason is because of their militarization and growing disregard of American Rights, as well as some of them, particularly the federal agencies, being unconstitutional. How in the fuck is DHS and the BATF and FBI constitutional? The FBI investigates federal crimes but violates our Rights by doing their jobs. BATF exists for one reason and one reason only - to violate our Rights. The same thing goes for DHS and TSA. The IRS exists for one reason only - to strongarm us out of our earnings.
The only federal agencies that I can tell that are Constitutional is Customs and to a certain extent, the Border Patrol as long as they keep their asses on the border and not setting up checkpoints and doing searches without a warrant or probable cause 100 miles away from the borders.
I can go on and on about federal agencies but this post is already too long.

As far as local police agencies go, what I see is a desire to stop crime - no matter what the cost is to non-criminals. Do they really expect to do that and have the support of all of the people they're fucking over? Sorry, you infringe on my freedom and I'm going to be resentful. For example: a DUI checkpoint. You stop and interrogate me in order to take drunks off the road. I know, it's only for a few seconds but still, you're chipping away at my Rights. Yeah, I know, how childish of me to be angry over that.
One of the main things I have against most police forces is their militarization with their dress, weapons, tactics and equipment. The police force in Modesto, I swear to God, think they're some sort of elite force. All it does is make them look like a bunch of fucking idiots when they're driving around in their patrol cars in a city of 200,000 while dressed in desert camo. Camo in an urban environment? If they want to look like soldiers, why didn't they either join or stay in the military? Because they might actually get shot at or have a job that's as dangerous as they seem to think theirs is?
They bemoan the fact that people have less and less respect for them anymore. Do you think that it's because of the way they dress? Folks for the most part are brought up to respect police officers but when they're all camo'ed out they look like soldiers, not policemen. You cooperate with cops, you resist occupying troops.
As I said in the comments of a post earlier today, I do believe that most policemen join the force because they honestly want to serve and protect but because they end up dealing with the dregs of society they become jaded and start believing that there are only two types of people - victims or perpetrators. They forget that the huge majority of the population are simply honest, law abiding citizens that want nothing more than to be left alone - by the criminals and the police.
You think I'm full of shit? Try telling a cop no sometime and watch them get all bent out of shape because you questioned their authority. The next time a cop pulls you over for a ticket and he asks you where you're going or coming from, tell him sorry, but you don't give personal information to strangers and watch his reaction. The fact of the matter is, if he pulled you over for speeding, it's none of his fucking business where you've been or where you're going to. He has all the information he needs in his hands (assuming you're law abiding and have your license, insurance and registration up to date) to write your ticket. He has no reason to know your business. His reaction will be to tell you that he's investigating a crime that involved a vehicle that looks just like yours and if you don't tell him, you will be arrested for obstructing an investigation.
(I worked nights for many years getting off at 2 AM and my route home put me in downtown Modesto right at 3 AM and I got pulled over every Friday night by the same cop for a month and was told the same thing every time until I went to his watch commander and told him that I was tired of that shit and will be recording and documenting every stop from then on. Funny thing, but crimes involving 1964 Chevy trucks on Friday nights mysteriously stopped after that.)

All that being said, I have had no problems with the police in the town where I live as I stated in an earlier post. Nor have I had any problems with the California Highway Patrol who issued me every ticket I've ever received. Even though I got well deserved tickets, I was treated with respect and courtesy and an attitude like that guarantees that I will be respectful and courteous to the next CHP that pulls me over.
You get what you give.

"State Farm!!! Freeze, motherfucker!!!"

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A state senator says he's concerned about the Oklahoma Insurance Department's purchase of police vehicles, shotguns and other law enforcement equipment, and plans to introduce a bill to stop what he described as the agency's "police-like posture."
Republican Sen. Harry Coates of Seminole said Monday he believes Insurance Commissioner John Doak is engaging in "government overreach." Coates says the department shouldn't give the public the impression that the agency's anti-fraud investigators are a police force.
The Associated Press reported last week that the agency had spent more than $180,000 on seven police-package vehicles, shotguns with mountable lights and bulletproof vests.
Doak defended the purchases, saying the items were needed to keep his fraud investigators safe and citing a Louisiana case in which two insurance department agents were shot and killed.

Wonderful. Just fucking wonderful.

-- Modesto has named a veteran officer from Southern California as its next police chief.
The city announced Friday that Galen Carroll, a commander with the Long Beach Police Department, will start Jan. 8 as chief. His salary is $175,000. City Manager Greg Nyhoff will introduce Carroll at Tuesday's City Council meeting.
Carroll, 42, will replace Capt. Gene Balentine, who has served as interim chief since August, when Chief Mike Harden retired. Balentine, who was not a candidate for the job, will return to running the department's investigative services division. MORE


Modesto is the town just north of here, separated from my town by the Tuolumne River. MPD and their commando cops are one of the reasons I got the fuck out of that town and avoid going there unless absolutely necessary and now they've gone and hired a cop from LA to be their chief of police.I do hope that I'm wrong, but I can see is him bring his big(ger) city attitude up here, along with militarizing MPD even more than what it already is. 

Read more here:

My local PD

Wirecutter, how's your relationship with the police in your town? Any problems?

Actually, the local PD in Ceres where I now live are pretty good guys. They don't pretend to be urban commandos in camo - they dress like regular policemen. I've had no interactions with them but all the folks that I've talked to about them say they're courteous and respectful.
I met the Chief of Public Safety a few years back when I was doing work with the homeless and Mr de Werk impressed me with his straight fowardness and concern. Plus he seems to have the respect of his officers.
So no, I haven't had any problems whatsoever with Ceres PD and don't anticipate any.

Friday, December 07, 2012

True enough

Irish - The Early Years

Straight up White Trash, God bless 'er

Why I'm not allowed in the kitchen anymore

Who doesn't love the smell of bacon cooking?

Wirecutter's tip of the day

If you have a laser boresighter, use it to check and improve your trigger control. Insert the boresighter, get a good sight picture and squeeze the trigger. If the little red dot moves, keep practicing.
Not as much fun as shooting but it's a hell of a lot cheaper.

New bait for cats

Most people who watch nature shows have seen the famous killer whales of Patagonia rushing up onto the shore to catch unsuspecting sea lions. But how about catfish preying in the same orca-like manner on pigeons? Researchers have studied this phenomenon and published their findings in the journal PLoS One, along with the accompanying video showing two successful and two unsuccessful attacks.

The study, conducted largely by scientists from the University of Toulouse, is titled "Freshwater Killer Whales" and describes the beaching behavior of European catfish on the River Tarn in France. The study's abstract section states: "Among a total of 45 beaching behaviors observed and filmed, 28 percent were successful in bird capture." Study subjects were Wels catfish (Silurus glanis), an invasive or non-native species, and their peculiar behavior is an example of an introduced species adapting to a new environment in order to survive. Native catfish in the river did not exhibit beaching behavior as a prey strategy. "Since this extreme behavior has not been reported in the native range of the species, our results suggest that some individuals in introduced predator populations may adapt their behavior to forage on novel prey in new environments, leading to behavioral and trophic specialization to actively cross the water-land interface," the study states.
Pretty exciting stuff, but an unfortunate development for the region's pigeons.

When you're accused of a gun crime

Boulder, CO (November 2012)—The scary part of this story is how easily it could happen to any one of us.
Steven and Michelle Gesse thought that the small dinner party they hosted on the night of April 5, 2009, would be just that: an informal, pleasant gathering of neighbors over good food and good wine.
Instead, it turned out to be the beginning of a nightmarish spiral into a confusing and frightening justice system that in practice, if not in theory, considers you to be guilty until proven innocent.
“During dinner that night, my husband, Steven, made an offhand comment that offended one of our guests,” recalls Michelle Gesse, author of the new book Bogus Allegations: The Injustice of Guilty Until Proven Innocent (Johnson Books, March 2012, ISBN: 978-1-55566-450-3, $17.95). “We were not even aware that she was offended since the remainder of the evening passed pleasantly. But what took place later that night changed the course of our lives forever. Never, in a million years, could we have imagined it could happen to us.”
Thanks to Luke for sending this in.

Carl's Jackal

Hi Wirecutter,
I enjoy reading your blog, thanks. I have attached a pic of a BBJ, (the African version of your coyote) I shot near Steytlervlle, South Africa. The rifle is a borrowed Sako .223. I am waiting for my licence to come through on my new Remington 700 in .204 Ruger, and will post some better pics soon. Sorry for the bad pic quality – we shoot jackals at night here - the pic was taken with my cell phone in the early hours of the morning. The BBJ was taken at just over 200 yards with a Hornady VMax called in with a Foxpro.
Hell yeah, Carl! They look to be about the same size as our western coyotes. Hey, I'd be real interested in more photos from your hunts, maybe a short tale on how they're hunted - over bait or called in, etc.

December 7th, 1941

Pearl Harbor. A few hours that changed the world.
It seems like every year that passes, less and less is said about that day. Don't want to upset our new friends, I reckon.
Fuck 'em. I don't need a newspaper article to remind me to honor our fallen warriors.

Ain't that the truth.....


Lumber Joe

So went out with Meats and started blowing off of steam. He got a new scope on his black gun. I wanted to see if the new light would stay on.
Still have some wolf ammo from Y2K that I decided to start rotating out. I have never been much for blowing volume, because ammo ain't cheap! Started out checking drop on the 75gr Swift Sciroccos I loaded, then we started having fun with some brake contact scenarios. Then I notice the tree is showing a lot of exit holes. Fuck it! Might as well finish it off. Trees are the reason we have forest fires, right?
8 mags? Can't really remember. Both bolts locked open and we were out. Crazy timing, it fell right as the last rounds went off.
I was reminded the difference between cover, and concealment. If I was thinking a tree was cover yesterday even from 55gr cheapo ammo, I sure as shit don't think so today.
No game this year, so can't piss off PETA with this, there is always Green Peace & Earth Liberation Front.
Hope you are feeling better. Need to have you up.

Thursday, December 06, 2012


So, let's say the gun confiscations have begun after the intial grace period where you can turn in your guns voluntarily and you happen to notice a DHS/BATF/Homeland Security assault vehicle whipping past you on it's way to yet another raid.

You know it's Homeland Security or BATF because these motherfuckers love to announce themselves with big vehicles and markings.
So what do you do? Do you thank the Good Lord above they're headed away from your house? Do you call your buddies and warn them? Do you make a quick SALUTE report so that you can add that to your intelligence folders?
Wrong. Follow them at a discreet distance and when they get to where they're going, pull out your rifle, assume a good firing position and commence to shooting the motherfuckers. You take out as many as you possibly can. If they're wearing armor, shoot their fucking legs out from under them. Make them pay.

Look, let me lay out a few facts for you. They will be your enemy and they will eventually be coming for you. The simple fact of the matter is there's a hell of a lot more gun owners than there are agents. Are you willing to let a few thousand of them disarms millions of us? Fuck that shit. Another simple fact: The average Door Kickers are not counter-terrorism experts, no matter what they believe - they are fucking bully boys that depend on surprise and overwhelming force to do their 'job'. You take that element of surprise away from them and it will fuck up their whole cha-cha. I guarantee you that if you shoot just one of them as they're stacked up outside another Patriot's door, that raid will not happen. It will fall apart.
Again, Patriots - If they want a war, let them start it but we'll fight it on OUR fucking terms, on OUR ground, with THEIR blood. Battles and wars are not won by playing nice. You attack, you do it savagely, and you do it relentlessly. We will not win by staying on the defensive.

Deb's Nutjob

Deb writes in response to my request for a picture of her Nutjob:

You want a photo of NutJob, (AKA WhackJob, Satan, Cujo and Sybil)? Here ya go: 

What? You don't believe she's spawn of Satan? Pffft. Scroll down.

Why is the picture blurry? 'Cause I'm movin' backwards really fast while snapping that photo, which I will use for HER obituary.

He certainly loves his..... um, sausage.

Anything for a buck

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Residents in one Queens neighborhood are crying foul after they were written up for failing to clean up the city’s own mess. It is yet another new complication in life after Superstorm Sandy.
Rosanne and Joe Cavaliere are still trying to clean up from the hurricane.
They have branches through their roof, busted front windows, and, to add insult to injury, they recently received a citation notice from the city.
“It makes me angry, but it’s also ridiculous!” Rosanne Cavaliere told CBS 2’s Jessica Schneider.
They got it on Nov. 9, cited with “failure to maintain” their property.
But as they pointed out to CBS 2’s Schneider on Tuesday night, it’s a city tree that they were waiting for the city to remove.
“It was over two weeks before someone came and removed it from the house, and we were patient enough with that, but then to just be slapped with a violation,” Joe Cavaliere said.

Bacon. Mmmmm, bacon......


Bacon Jello

Bacon jello. Yes, it's bacon-flavored jello that looks like you're slicing into a nice, thick slab of home-cured bacon. Think of it less as dessert, and more as a surprisingly edible piece of concept art. This jello has a dairy base flavored with bacon (of course!), a mix of maple syrup and flamed and reduced Calvados, and applewood smoke.

Want to get fancy? Do this again, but change up the flavorings: breakfast (bacon, eggs, and toast layers), a BLT (obvious), or your own favorite bacon-based flavor combination.

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Mine will say "He shot his wad"

Deb writes:
Hi Ken -
Maybe obituaries are like this all over, but damn, there have been some pretty strange ones here in Maine. 
One obit stated the deceased "quietly slipped his mooring". Another said, "She wasn't sick, she just wore out."
Then we have the one below. Honest to Buddha, the first thing I thought when I saw the photo was that the Feds must be breaking down his door and took this photo of his startled look. Either that, or like the first line in the obit says, "....met Jesus November 27, 2012" and this is the photo capturing that moment.
For some reason, I thought you would find this funny since I am not the only one going through life warped. 
I don't know, Deb, you're pretty warped. Anybody with a dog named Nutjob is kinda sorta out there.
Think maybe you can send in a picture of your little angel?
Charles Mansfield Jr.
Eagle Lake — Charles "Charlie” Mansfield Jr., 50, met Jesus Nov. 27, 2012.
He was born April 5, 1962, in Dover, N.H., the beloved son of Charles Sr. and Glenda Mansfield of South Thomaston. He was the only son in a family of seven.
Charlie had a personality that drew people to him; he never met a stranger and always started conversations with, “Let me ask you a question…”. A free spirit who lived moment to moment, he would always make you laugh and had a wonderful heart. He loved drinking coffee and always enjoyed smoking. He loved his sister Charlene’s home baked goods. He had an optimism that carried him through his life, playing scratch tickets until the end. You may have been tempted to disregard him and you would have missed out on knowing a truly unique person.
He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Amber and Peter Rawski of Lebanon; grandson, Bailey and a new grandchild due in February, Lebanon; his six sisters, Charlene and David Coyle of South Thomaston; Robin Hall of Margate, Fla.; Kathy “Suzie” and Dan Murray of Charlotte, N.C.; Brenda and Rich Burns of Haverhill, Mass.; Jennifer “Puff” Mansfield of Warren; Heidi and Wayne Drinkwater of Belfast. He was uncle to 13 nieces and nephews and 10 great-nieces and nephews. He is survived by many uncles, aunts and cousins.
The family will celebrate his life by sharing loving memories over coffee. In lieu of flowers, please be kind to someone in need.
Arrangements are in the care of Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock St., Rockland. To share a story or memory with Charlie’s family, please visit his book of memories at

Holy shit!!!

From the emails:
Dude, Stumbled across your blog today. Thanks for helping me kill about an hour at the office today. Love this shit. Anyway, I'm an avid hunter and fisherman and gun lovin', dog ownin' American and I got a video you have to see (and maybe post on your blog I suppose). It's only a minute long. Great ending. You won't see it coming.

Watch the video HERE
I tried to post it but all that came up was a white screen so y'all will have to click the link.
Thanks to fshng4bass for the video.

Well, what do you know?

Okay, I learned something today, thanks to Resistor in the Rockies concerning my recon post yesterday. I had been depending on driving around and spotting cell phone towers and then today he publishes this link:
Enter your address and it'll give you a list of all towers, present and future, within 4 miles of your place. It beats the hell out of finding them piecemeal, but I want to stress that you still need to get out there and eyeball them first to establish your shooting angles to take them out.
Thanks, Ironwill.

Before I even had my coffee......

Standing in line at the 7-11 this morning waiting to pay for my morning paper I heard this cholo mexican chick talking to Lalo the clerk.
"Our people say the world is going to end on December 21st so I maxed out all my credit cards so that my kids can have the best Christmas ev-ah!"
Lalo looked at me and rolled his eyes, trying to keep from laughing. I couldn't help myself...... "So you're going to give them their presents early then?"
She gives me a 'I-wasn't-talking-to-you' look. "No, what makes you say that?"
"Because Christmas comes 4 days after 'your people' claim the world is going to end. You just fucked yourself, man."
I tossed Lalo three quarters which he missed because he was laughing so fucking hard. "Merry Christmas, Lalo."
"Merry Christmas, Kenny."

Yup, that's me.....


Hair nets? Why?

Bacon. Mmmmm, bacon.....


Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Feeding the habit

Add this to your favorites list and thank WiscoDave for saving you a lot of money.

Yup, you can now find the cheapest source for your ammo with the click of a mouse.

Beautiful Wolf Pictures

The title was to lure in the PETAphiles......

This is a picture of a pack of 25 wolves taken in the Weippe area in Idaho
Each one of these eats 24 Elk per year. This group alone will consume 600 Elk this year. That doesn’t even factor in the “sport kills.”

The Canadian Gray Wolf runs in packs of up to twenty wolves. For every one animal they kill to eat, these Canadian wolves kill about three more just for the fun of it. The biologists call it "sport-reflex killing" or "lustful killing". The Canadian Gray Wolf is a killing machine.
These are federal wolves, as it was the federal government who introduced them into Idaho over our objections. They told the state of Idaho that the wolves would be considered recovered when they had a total of 100 wolves in Idaho . Now they have between 800 and 2,000 wolves and the situation is out of control.
Idaho 's wolf emergency is a state issue. And in this situation, the state of Idaho has both a duty and the authority to protect its people and their property. House Bill 343 lays out the facts, the argument and the authority to do so. - Idaho Rep Phil Hart.
Thanks to Doug for the email.


"You keep talking about doing your recons, WC. What are we supposed to recon?"

Recons. You recon anything that might be of value to you when the shit comes down. Sometimes it takes a little work, sometimes you can do it as you're doing your errands.

The easy shit first: Where's your police station located? Your local FBI/DHS/ATF offices? Where's the parking lot where the they park their personal vehicles. How's it secured? How about their radio antennae? Is their mast easily accessible so you can cut their comms if needed? How about cell phone towers, because when their radios don't work they're going to be using their cell phones.
Stuff that is such a common part of our lives that we don't pay attention to it anymore may come in handy someday.


Some of the things that involve a little work include: Establishing and preparing ambush sites at strategic locations, figuring out how to cut their comms, finding escape routes, establishing message drops, finding out how many police officers are on the street during the various shifts, finding out when the shift changes are (that's important as hell) and last but not least, finding out just where exactly the ATF/DHS/FBI agents live. It's not that hard to follow somebody home. If you have a name, let your computer do the work.

WHAT???!!!??? Find out where they live? Why?

So when it comes time to go active, you know where to take the fucking fight.

But.... but.... but.....

No buts about it. They made the fucking rules, you just play by them. They want to kick in your door at 3 AM and terrorize your family and shoot your dog, turn it right back around on them.

But we don't do that sort of thing.

Fine, then don't. But I doubledamn guarantee you that if their houses start getting raided, you're going to have a shitload of ex-agents. So yeah, you just go ahead and wait for them to come to you. You'll feel so much better when you're locked up or dead and your kids are traumatized for life and Fido the Cocker Spaniel is laying there dead on the floor because he barked at an intruder.
Hey, I'm not advocating starting any violence, I'm just advising you to be ready whenever they start the violence. If the government wants to declare war on the American People, give it back to them in spades.

Do your fucking recons and most importantly, update them constantly. It's not that hard.

One of Chicago's Finest? A cop killed him.

FIRST ON FOX: A North Side family is furious over what they claim was an unjustified police shooting of their 7-month-old miniature bull terrier, Colonel Phillips, known to the neighborhood as "The Colonel."
Residents are also upset, not just because police shot a puppy they all knew, but also because the shooting occurred not far from a preschool, on a street where pedestrians including children could have been hurt.
The dog's father was a champion show dog and his owners hoped he would one day be a show dog himself.
"They look like Spuds Mckenzie. You've seen the Target ad? One of those, but they're miniatures," owner Al Phillips says of the breed.
But on Saturday afternoon, the Colonel became a target himself. He was shot by a Chicago Police officer in front of his owner's gated, North Side home. Police were writing a parking ticket for a van belonging to Al Phillips, so Phillips came out to move the vehicle.
"My little bull terrier followed me out," Phillips explains. "Then, all I hear is boom! Boom! Two shots. You shot the dog!"
One eyewitness, Charlene Dezego, told FOX 32 News that she heard the officer warned Phillips about the dog being loose, but the officer never sounded like he was in danger.
"All of sudden I heard him say, ‘get your dog,' and then the next statement was ‘get your dog,' and then he just pulled out his gun and shot twice," says Dezengo.


One of these days a cop is going pull that shit and the last thing he's going to hear is himself saying "Oh my God......" as he's laying flat on his back with his fucking blood pumping into the sewer where it belongs.

Well, I for one am shocked! Shocked, I say!

( -- The U.S Board of Immigration Appeals has agreed to reopen the immigration case of Onyango Obama, delaying the deportation of the 68-year old Kenyan who violated an order to leave the United States in 1992.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), a division of the Department of Homeland Security, confirmed to on Tuesday that Obama, who is the president’s uncle, was granted a rehearing last week and his case is being re-opened.
“The Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) remanded the case back to Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) for reconsideration. It is inappropriate for ICE to offer any further comment on this case,” Brian P. Hale, ICE assistant director for public affairs, said in a statement to
MORE surprises here

Fuck 'em

The FBI has the e-mails of nearly all US citizens, including congressional members, according to NSA whistleblower William Binney. Speaking to RT he warned that the government can use information against anyone it wants.

­One of the best mathematicians and code breakers in NSA history resigned in 2001 because he no longer wanted to be associated with alleged violations of the constitution.
He asserts, that the FBI has access to this data due to a powerful device Naris.
This year Binney received the Callaway award. The annual award was established to recognize those, who stand out for constitutional rights and American values at great risk to their personal or professional lives.

RT: In light of the Petraeus/Allen scandal while the public is so focused on the details of their family drama one may argue that the real scandal in this whole story is the power, the reach of the surveillance state. I mean if we take General Allen – thousands of his personal e-mails have been sifted through private correspondence. It’s not like any of those men was planning an attack on America. Does the scandal prove the notion that there is no such thing as privacy in a surveillance state?

William Binney: Yes, that’s what I’ve been basically saying for quite some time, is that the FBI has access to the data collected, which is basically the e-mails of virtually everybody in the country. And the FBI has access to it. All the congressional members are on the surveillance too, no one is excluded. They are all included. So, yes, this can happen to anyone. If they become a target for whatever reason – they are targeted by the government, the government can go in, or the FBI, or other agencies of the government, they can go into their database, pull all that data collected on them over the years, and we analyze it all. So, we have to actively analyze everything they’ve done for the last 10 years at least.

RT: And it’s not just about those, who could be planning, who could be a threat to national security, but also those, who could be just…

WB: It’s everybody. The Naris device if it takes in the entire line, so it takes in all the data. In fact they advertised they can process the lines at session rates, which means 10 gigabit lines. I forgot the name of the device (it’s not the Naris) – the other one does it at 10 gigabits. That’s why the building Buffdale, because they have to have more storage, because they can’t figure out what’s important, so they are just storing everything there. So, e-mails are going to be stored there for the future, but right now stored in different places around the country. But it is being collected – and the FBI has access to it.

Irish and Wirecutter - The Early Years


A Wirecutter tailgate?

And that's all I got to say about that.

- Karen

Monday, December 03, 2012

Don't fuck with Grandpa


Fuck 'im. I didn't like George anyway.

George Johannesen is dead to Manitoba Public Insurance. Sure, he's still technically alive. But the insurance company recently sent the 59-year-old Canadian a letter declaring that he had died in October.
In a letter addressed to "The Estate of George Johannesen," Manitoba Public Insurance wrote that the 59-year-old Canadian died sometime in October.
"I can't figure it out," Johannesen said of the letter in an interview with the Toronto Sun.
Johannesen's situation calls to mind what Mark Twain told a reporter sent to investigate his demise in 1897: "The report of my death was an exaggeration."
And while the letter might seem like a harmless, even amusing, mistake, it has not been without repercussions. For example, after declaring him dead, the insurance company's letter also informed Johannesen that his driver's license had been canceled.
"I don't understand how this could have happened," he told the Sun. "For me to be declared dead, someone would have to present a death certificate. For someone to get that, I guess I must have died sometime in October."
MPI said the mistake did not originate with them but refused to reveal the source of information to the Sun.


AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint, and other wireless providers would be required to record and store information about Americans' private text messages for at least two years, according to a proposal that police have submitted to the U.S. Congress.
CNET has learned a constellation of law enforcement groups has asked the U.S. Senate to require that wireless companies retain that information, warning that the lack of a current federal requirement "can hinder law enforcement investigations."
They want an SMS retention requirement to be "considered" during congressional discussions over updating a 1986 privacy law for the cloud computing era -- a move that could complicate debate over the measure and erode support for it among civil libertarians.
As the popularity of text messages has exploded in recent years, so has their use in criminal investigations and civil lawsuits. They have been introduced as evidence in armed robbery, cocaine distribution, and wire fraud prosecutions. In one 2009 case in Michigan, wireless provider SkyTel turned over the contents of 626,638 SMS messages, a figure described by a federal judge as "staggering."
Chuck DeWitt, a spokesman for the Major Cities Chiefs Police Association, which represents the 63 largest U.S. police forces including New York City, Los Angeles, Miami, and Chicago, said "all such records should be retained for two years." Some providers, like Verizon, retain the contents of SMS messages for a brief period of time, while others like T-Mobile do not store them at all.
Along with the police association, other law enforcement groups making the request to the Senate include the National District Attorneys' Association, the National Sheriffs' Association, and the Association of State Criminal Investigative Agencies, DeWitt said.

Kershaw Blur S30V

Yes, I got another new toy in the mail last week for a review, thank you very much, Two Point Enterprises.

This is the Kershaw Stone Washed Blur, model 1670S30V. It sports the Kershaw SpeedSafe assisted opening, a 3 1/2" blade and an OAL of 7 3/4".


The knife is ergonomic and fits in my hand really well being only about 3/8 of an inch thick. One thing that tickles me for some reason is the contoured thumb studs which looking at it seems to be only cosmetic but it actually makes a difference when you use it. The SpeedSafe opening takes a good nudge to initiate it, but that's a good thing - you don't want this fucker popping open in your pocket if you value your balls.

It does utilize a liner lock and the handles are aluminum with Trac-Tec (feels like rubber to me) inserts for better grip when the knife is wet or bloody. The blade is made from powdered stainless steel which has a finer grain and is able to take and hold a sharper edge longer. It also has a pocket clip that is reversible for either tip up or tip down carry, whichever you prefer.
A personal note: I was not a fan of pocket clips until I started buying these knives but my mind has been changed. My biggest complaint was that the knife wouldn't feel natural in my hand with that fucking clip sticking out from the side, but with the SOG and Kershaw knives I've handled, the pocket clip is unobtrusive. The advantages to the clip far outweigh any perceived disadvantages - it keeps the knife right where you can find it and it doesn't allow the knife to take up your whole damned pocket to the point that you can't put anything else in there.

Okay, that's all the technical stuff. Now for my personal opinion.....
It's an excellent knife. When I got it out of the box, I was amazed at how sharp it was - I honestly can't recall ever having a knife so sharp. Yes, you can shave with it and I'm talking about your beard, not the fine hair on your arms. It was and still is that fucking sharp.

The liner lock is firm and repeats to the same position every time I open it which is pretty damned important to me seeing as only about half my fingers work the way they're supposed to anymore. I can't afford to fuck up any more digits or I'm going to have to have Lisa cut my food for me.
One thing that I always check on a folding knife is the side to side and front to back blade play right at the pivot point. Good ones have none, cheap ones are sloppy. This one has absolutely no discernible play at all.

Okay, it's got a good grip, the blade is wide enough for heavier jobs, the blade locks up tight and it's razor sharp. So what did I find wrong with it? Not much of anything. I did notice that upon releasing the liner lock and closing the knife the first few times I got a slight shhhh sound as I folded the blade down. That's all I could find wrong with it and believe me, I looked. Even the little torx screws that are used in the knife are tight and not buggered up.

When I offered to do these reviews, I let Dennis know that I wasn't going to be fucking around, that it wouldn't be fair to my readers to give a good review for a bad knife. I also told him that I wouldn't review just knives that he sent me, that I'd also be reviewing knives that I bought from him so there wouldn't be any cherry-picking going on. There was no hesitation on his part. He even did me one better - the knives he's sent me are in unopened sealed boxes. They're straight off the fucking shelf, man.

Okay, the retail on this knife at your local cop supply store or sporting goods shop is $140. You can buy the same knife HERE for 75 bucks.
Shop at Two Point Enterprises and not only will you get a quality knife at very reasonable prices but you'll be supporting a small family owned business.

Oh, one more thing: While you're buying knives for yourselves, go check out Dennis's daughters' site, Ease your wife's anger at your new goodies by buying her and your daughters and granddaughters some beautiful hair bows.
We had a decent discussion the other night about the value of his kids participating in the family business and he told me they were learning their lessons well and sent me that link. Outstanding! His kids are being raised to work for their money and not expect any handouts. Let's help her out on those lessons, yeah?

Oh yeah - the ammo in the pictures is Hornady's Superformance in 22-250, a 55 grain bullet hauling ass at 4000 fps. I love that shit.



A whole shitload of dead coyotes.
Looks like a few more lambs and calves are going to make it to adulthood this year.
Thanks to Bearded Youth for the picture.


Why didn't they just put up a No Smoking sign?

NEW ORLEANS — A town in northwest Louisiana was being evacuated and state police were starting a criminal investigation of a company after finding about 6 million pounds of explosive material used in howitzers they say was stored illegally.
Boxes and small barrels of the M6 artillery propellant were found both outdoors and crammed into unauthorized buildings leased by Explo Systems Inc. at Camp Minden, the former Louisiana Army Ammunitions Plant, state police superintendent Col. Mike Edmonson said Sunday.
Police were evacuating the town of Doyline, about 270 miles northwest of New Orleans. About half the town's 800 residents left Friday.
The company's "careless and reckless disregard made it unsafe for their own employees, for schoolchildren in Doyline, for the town of Doyline," Edmonson said.
The company is located on a portion of the former ammunition plant's 15,000 acres that is leased for commercial use. Other sections are used for National Guard training.
Capt. Doug Cain, a state police spokesman, identified the product as M6 propellant, used in howitzers and other artillery. The pellets are largely compressed nitrocellulose, also known as guncotton.
Authorities had estimated the total at 1 million pounds after an investigator looking into an Oct. 15 explosion at Explo Systems saw cardboard boxes on long rows of pallets behind a building.
They found more stacked in sheds and warehouses when crews returned Saturday to begin moving the boxes into bunkers about two miles away on the former munitions site, which covers nearly 23.5 square miles just north of Doyline.
"It wasn't in their storage magazines. They had it hidden on the property, away from the storage magazines where we would expect to find it," Cain said.

The decor wasn't appropriate?

A Florida firefighter is out of a job after putting toilet paper with President Barack Obama’s face in his fire department’s bathroom.
Clint Pierce, who admitted placing the Obama toilet paper in the restroom as a “gag,” had until 5:00 p.m. Friday to turn in his badge after the city of Pompano Beach, Fla. determined his joke was a disrespectful repeat offense, according to a report from the Sun Sentinel.
The Oct. 19 incident marked the third time Pierce brought political props onto city property, after he was told to stop.

- Bearded Youth

Woo-hoo!!! It's Monday!!!!!

Seems legit......

Sunday, December 02, 2012

Straight-up White Trash, God bless 'er


After 3 months, VA finally has Pop's grave marker done.

Yes, Mom's says "Mrs Chief". Pops was a Chief Warrant Officer and was informally referred to as Chief so Mom was naturally Mrs Chief to his troops.

How High's The Water, Mama?

That's Lisa's nephew Jesse out trying to clear a fucking drain near his place about 4-5 blocks from here.
We've only gotten about 3 inches, maybe 4 in the past 3 days but our yearly total up to this point was .87" of rain. No rain for months and months and then a deluge, and that fucking water is going to sit on that hardpan instead of soaking in. Not only that but it's flatter than a motherfucker around here so it's got nowhere to run to.
I was giving some serious thought to sandbagging around the patio door earlier as I was watching the water inch closer and closer but it's slowly receding now that the rains have taken a break.

And how many of you can give me the next line of the song in the title?

Yeah, but stupidity is.

Sorry we missed your birthday, Winnie.

November 30, 1874 is the birthdate of the greatest statesman in history. Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy and Reagan deemed him so. Just his indomitable leadership in World War II rallying a beleaguered Britain to triumph over Nazi tyranny would alone earn him this unique distinction.
But the world is not aware that Churchill was a modern Nostradamus in his prophetic wisdom. Among other things, he predicted two World Wars and the Cold War. Even today’s headlines are the stuff of predictions he made close to a century ago. In 1905, he foresaw the creation of the Israeli State. Churchill was the first non-Jewish Zionist. Twelve years before the Balfour Declaration, in 1917, Churchill called for a Jewish State. It was not as if he represented New York’s Lower East Side or Miami populated by Jews.
Then in 1921, in a speech to the House of Commons, he spoke of a militant Islam sect, the Wahabis, more violent than any in history, which would kill their own sisters for wearing the wrong attire. These fierce zealots would terrorize the West with bomb-carrying Jihadists who would burn embassies and destroy buildings by their passion to sacrifice their lives for guarantee of Islam heaven. Winston Churchill II would read his grandfather’s speech to President George W. Bush in the White House in 2007. If Churchill didn’t exactly predict 9/11, he described its radical extremist perpetrators.
President Nixon once told me that Churchill was the only leader who seemed to have a crystal ball. He had “the mind of an historian and courage of a soldier.” A scholar of history, he could see patterns replicating themselves. Like a soldier, Churchill would risk political death by telling the people what they didn’t want to hear. Spineless politicians or cover-your-ass bureaucrats will never state the ugly truths. Churchill, however, didn’t worry about repercussions. He didn’t talk in euphemisms or evasions. He delivered the unvarnished facts.
A decade later, Americans and British turned deaf ears to Churchill’s warning that their recent ally, the Soviet Union threatened the democracies of Europe. Even The Wall Street Journal—no left-wing newspaper—denounced Churchill’s Iron Curtain Address. Eleanor Roosevelt called Churchill a “war monger.”
In that same year, 1946, Churchill told Europeans gathering in an assembly in Zurich that Germany, whose armies had only recently devastated their countries, had to be welcomed back into its community for the future prosperity of Europe. Boos accompanied his unwelcome message. The Europeans were appalled that their World War II hero would suggest such an idea.
For those who ask what relevance Churchill’s predictions have to today’s world, they should keep in mind that he predicted the Energy Crisis in 1929. He warned that the West needed new sources of fuel to escape from being beholden to the oil oligarchies of the Middle East. And then in 1957, this writer heard Churchill state that the U.N. was a feckless organization, maimed by a congenital deformity—the Soviet veto— and that it was increasingly dominated by one-party autocratic states. One only has to note President Calderon who stuffs ballot boxes and jails dissidents in Columbia while his country serves on the U.N. Human Rights Commission; or even worse, President Assad of Syria who is slaughtering thousands of his citizens while his country joins Columbia on that Human Rights Commission that is attacking the U.S. for, among other things, using capital punishment and the many African-Americans serving in prison.
On his 138th birthday, the world should not only recognize Churchill’s championship of freedom, but also study his many predictions that still endanger our liberties and freedoms.

James C. Humes , a former White House speechwriter, is the author of the new book, Churchill: The Prophetic Statesman, Regnery Publishing, Inc., 2012