Sunday, April 21, 2013
Saturday, April 20, 2013
More than capturing a killer, this shows how eagerly the sheeple embrace an uber police presence that makes them FEEL safe. Lock-downs, once only in prisons and now an almost-daily occurrence in a school somewhere, have grown to encompass an entire city. Large light armored vehicles with heavily-armed SWAT teams clinging to the exterior (reminiscent of the “fire engines” in “Fahrenheit 459”) were the perfect showcase for the power of The State. Even though Suspect #2 was found just outside the boundary of the lock-down…by a private citizen!
The crowd erupted into applause once the capture was announced. As with the season finale of a TV show, they had closure. They could return to their perfect homes, living their perfect lives and await the OJ-like trial of a monster. However the dead are still dead, the dismembered still incapacitated the world still full of militant Islam and Chechens. This isn’t the new normal. When I was in high school the bombings in Northern Ireland and terror attacks in Israel were all too common. Both countries survived. It is now our turn to see if we survive as an eternally vigilant people or return to being short attention span children.
Sunday, April 14, 2013
These pics show the completion of our rain barrel project. It's purpose is to have water to irrigate the gardens and for the chickens during dry spells while not depleting our well. The 4 blue drums were repurposed, 2 of them were free and I believe each of the other 2 cost $10. We received the 2 square barrels (1 of which I cannot use at this time) from a friend who is going through a divorce ans losing her home. Listings on freecycle.com and craigslist.com can good sources of prepping supplies.
Sunday, April 7, 2013
Decide for yourselves but these tactics have been used before successfully:
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
As exhibited by the 3 civilians shot at in 2 instances during the hunt for Christopher Dorner in CA, many LEOs have an Us vs. Them mentality. A good friend of mine who worked for out State Police in their IT department said they never let civilians forget they were inferior to the uniforms. While officer safety is important, this news item shows they are being conditioned to shoot anyone. Notice the target does NOT show a kid holding a toy gun (red/orange muzzle) for a shoot/don't shoot decision. The kid, pregnant woman, elderly are all holding real firearms and are therefore real targets. Intent and demeanor are not in the decision matrix.
"Among the targets available in their "No More Hesitation" series for shooting practice are enlarged photographs of a pregnant woman, children holding hands and a high-school aged girl."
“This hesitation time may be only seconds but that is not acceptable when officers are losing their lives in these same situations,” continues the statement obtained by Reason, who first profiled the NMH series in an article published Tuesday by Mike Riggs. “The goal of NMH is to break that stereotype on the range, regardless of how slim the chances are of encountering a real life scenario that involves a child, pregnant woman, etc. If that initial hesitation time can be cut down due to range experience, the officer and community are better served."