Friday, March 13, 2009

What Will Hind Sight Reveal?

How many times have we said to ourselves "if I only knew..."?

I've been monitoring this train wreck - sorry - country, very carefully for several months. Seen the cogs on the wheel slip one after the other while I nervously wonder how many cogs are left on the wheel. All the while, people are in denial. Sure there's a whole lot of talk and complaining and whining but is anything really being done? Can anything really be done?

I fear the day when the last cog will slip and all will be plunged into darkness.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Happy Birthday - NOT

So it has been brought to my attention that the entire country of Iraq is without power today...reason...Mohammad's birthday. The power is cut off in observance. Wow. Im speechless.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Hmmmm...Mexican-American War Part Dos????

I'm thinking that they might want to reinforce the Alamo.

It looks like the raids on the Sinaloa cartel that took place last week has stirred the hornets nest. Now we have cartels joining forces to fight the government with a whopping army of over 100,000 foot soldiers. Andale!,2933,504139,00.html

Casualty Update: Iraq

Several days ago I sent out an email notifying folks that a fellow soldier serving with my other half in Iraq, was K.I.A. His name was Staff Sgt Mark C. Baum, age 32 of Pennsylvania.

Well yesterday, March 2nd, we lost another one. I will post the information after the family has been notified and it is made public. I have started to monitor this since "D.Mack" deployed. I do this so that everyone that reads this will know that there is a person with a name behind every number.

God Speed.

Monday, March 2, 2009

"The Road"

So I just finished reading "The Road" by Cormac McCarthy...Wow.

Just WOW. The over thinking, paranoid person that I sometimes am was affected by this book immensely. If "affected" is the right word, I am not quite sure yet. It is a deeply depressing, alarming and eye opening book but don't let the depressing and alarming keep you from reading it. It is a fast read - brilliantly written. I couldn't put it down and devoured it in 2 days.

The message in this book makes me advocate that every human being read it. Seeing the state of our world and the perilous road our country is on makes this hit a little close to home. Without giving too much away, I will say that the author's message is as clear and firm a warning as any. No doubt that humans are the main threat to humanity and civilization. Will a hand full of our fellow men be responsible for the destruction and down fall of the world? I certainly hope not but it doesn't look very good right now with the overwhelming abundance of "nut jobs" out there calling all sorts of shots. We shall live and see who will eventually "carry the fire".

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Okay Okay...Im Awake! Here's the Bug Out Plan

Well it's been a long time, I know. But Im back and on top of things (I think). I will be here everyday with some smart-assed thing to say, no doubt. And what better way to refresh the old blogito than a "prepare for a nuke" thread? Ok...a "be prepared" thread. It could be anything...a Katrina sized hurricane - the "big one hitting LA" - or zombies attacking - whatever.

So, yesterday I finally sat down and drew up the mother of all "Bug Out Bags" list. I also, re-vamped my "go-to" list and the several possible ways to get "there" (should the need to arise). I have decided to call a family (and friends) gathering/quasi-conference where I will "brief" all those near and dear to me on what to do in case of... and how to prepare for...and would advise you to do the same.

I can see the writing on the wall and I can take a hint. The eternal optimist in me is still hoping that I'm over reacting or misinterpreting but the don't be a dumb ass side is winning and therefore, I have gotten myself prepared and am planning to help those who are busybodies like me - get prepared as well.

Those of you that insist on building the straw hut... przzzz (making flatulence sound). Don't come to me if and/or when the wolf blows it down on you.

Now, as far as the list goes, you can add or subtract whatever items you'd like. This is "MY" ideal list I'm just simply sharing it with you. Feel free to suggest anything you think I forgot. Also, keep in mind with food and water especially, that authorities and experts recommend that you have at least 72 hours worth. You decide how much you think YOU will need to be safe and covered. If you may be snowed in for a week then you obviously will be short with a 72 hour supply.

Of course in order for this to be useful, it must all be kept packed and ready to move if need be. Emergencies are never convenient so you will always have to "adapt, improvise and overcome" Ooh-raa!

Anyway, here's the List...

Food & Food Stuff
Water purify system
Water purify tablets
Water containers
Gatorade powder
Canned foods
Dry foods
Power bars
Can opener
Zip lock freezer bags
Pot (metal)
Small oven rack sect.
Metal prong (kabob)
Garbage bags
Garbage can
Plastic baggies
Portable grill/stove
Extra propane tank
Paper towel
Disinfectant wipes
Plastic utensils
Propane tanks
Pet meds
Pet food
Pet pen & supplies

Moist wipes
Tampons/Pads Fem. hygiene
Hair Brush or comb
Hair accessories (ties)
Hand sanitizer
Toilet paper

Packing Gear
Sturdy back pack
Duffel bag
Cargo containers

Clothing Gear
Tactical boots
Hiking shoes
Flip flops
Sports bras
Cargo pants
Cargo shorts
Long sleeve t-shirts
Skull cap
Gloves (work)
Gloves (cold)
Body Armour
Gas Mask
Mask filters
Rain Poncho
Rain gear (lined)
Camel pack
Fanny pack
Sun glasses
Rubber gloves
Chem suit
Blood type patch

Misc & Legal
Driving directions
Contact list
ER phone lists
Binder w/ Documents
Insurance Info
Zip drives
Water tight container
Survival manuals
Equipment manuals
Pictures in plastic
Hard drives???
Change (quarters)
$500 in small bills

First Aid Kit
RX glasses
RX Meds (BC Pills etc)
Antibiotic Ointment
Burn Ointment
Tucks pads/wipes
Alcohol swabs
Latex gloves
Mosquito repellent
Potassium Iodine Pills
Stitch tape

Rigs & Holsters
Pistol or revolver
Spare magazines (loaded) or speed loaders for revolver
Buck knife
Cleaning Kit
Shooting glasses

Survival Gear/Tools
Fire starting kit
Sleeping bag
Space blanket
Mosquito net
Plastic sheeting
100 mph tape/Duct tape
Absorbent towlets
Compass (2)
Radio (crank)
CV radio
Hard-ground boxes
Short wave radio
Geiger meter
Multi tool
Army knife
Flashlights (LED)
Lanterns (LED)
Small Shovel
Zip ties
Bungee cords
Note pad (waterproof)
Portable toilet
I-Pod (music)
Small games
Sew kit
Citronella candles
Fire extinguisher
Bolt cutters
Compact tool kit
Windshield wiper fluid
Extra wipers
Jump cables
Gasoline Containers
Spare tire
Extra hoses and filters
Anti freeze

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

My Final 2 Cents

Dear Friends and Family,

By now, we are ALL sick of this election and the stress it has brought us. Please bare with me for there is a lot at stake in this election. This time, it is not like all the others. For the first time in our history, our country, our freedoms as we know them, are truly at risk. The checks and balances that our wise forefathers put in place to protect the country and it's Constitution from tyrany are being cleverly disarmed UNLESS WE ACT!!!!!!!!!!!!

How is this possible, you ask?

Legislative Branch:
The House of Representatives is currently Democratic controlled with very far left liberals calling the shots (ie: Nancy Pelosi and co.). There are currently 235 Dems, 199 Reps and 1 vacancy. Next week, all 435 seats are up for election. It will be very difficult for the Reps to get back the house...

The Senate is currently evenly divided (with 2 independents). Democrats 49, Republicans 49 plus the 2 Independants. The bad news is...we already know that we will loose the few Republican seats that have been allowing us to hang in there in this election. There are 35 of the 100 seats up for election - 12 are Dems and 23 are Reps. The Dems only have to hold their seats and get 11 of those 23 Rep seats and they will have their filibuster-proof majority of 60. Soooo...we will have a Democrat majority, very left leaning Legislative Branch come Nov. 5th!

Judicial Branch:
Our Supreme Court is currently pretty evenly divided among conservative and liberal judges. If Obama wins this election he will be able to appoint up to 2 (or 3, if he gets a second term) judges. More important are the appointments made to the lower courts that would be made as well. He has already stated that he would appoint "activist" judges rather than "Constitutional/constructionist" judges. These "activist" judges will make ruling based on their concept of "fairness" NOT what is prescribed in our Constitution.

Executive Branch:
The President & Chief Executive Officer - If Obama wins, he will be the most radical, liberal president we have EVER had. While he doesn't have ALL the this case, he doesn't need it. He can and will appoint Cabinet members that will handle and run all the affairs of this country. He will have a legislative AND judicial branch that supports him and agrees with him on all his crazy policies and beliefs, and that's ALL he needs to theoretically be able to amend the entire Constitution!
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Soooo. That boys and girls, is the kind of trouble we're in right now. It would be one thing for him and Congress to pass some stupid bills and laws...but it's a whole other issue when the Supreme Court - who's decision is FINAL - rules that IT IS SO.

As we anxiously await next weeks results with butterflies in our stomachs, I ask that you see the good that has come of all this bad and not give up. If anything, it is a HUGE wake up call that has shown us that we are not invincible, that our Democracy and Freedom is not carved in stone but on a piece of paper that is up to us to not take for granted, fight for and preserve. It has shown us several disturbing and troubling facts that we can now face and do something about one way or another; how deeply divided our country truly is, how many self hating Americans are running amok, how asleep at the wheel those of us who truly love this great country have been, how allowing PC to cloud good judgment only allows wounds to fester, how history insists on repeating itself, and how perilously close we are to the abyss.

If we get the chance come Wednesday morning, we MUST address and work to repair these faults.

Now, since the fat lady has not sung yet (although I hear her warming up and running through her scales)...I will give this one last ditch effort to explain why I will NOT vote for Obama and why I think he will be extremely dangerous for this country if he is elected president and ask that if you still know someone who is undecided, that you forward this information to them. There is no excuse for not "knowing" or educating yourself after this read. I have provided links to most of my sources.


The 4 Main Reasons NOT to vote for Obama (not including all the other obvious ones):

1.) Corruption that includes voter manipulation and fraud and his plan to ensure this pattern continues in the future through the passing of the Employee Free Choice Act (H.R. 800, S. 1041) which removes the secret ballot from union votes giving the union bosses that support him a powerful intimidation and manipulation tool over employers and employees. ***Note: More Unions, more Democratic voters and more money for the campaigns.

Sources for Employee Free Choice Act:

Sources for Voter Fraud:
Accorn picking up the homeless and drug addicts off the streets and taking them to vote, registering one voter 72 times, registering Mickey Mouse...C'Mon!!!!!!!!!!!

2.) Radical Gun Bans and Controls of which he is an adamant supporter of including the VERY DANGEROUS S. AMDT. 1615, which would be easily passed if he were president and expands the definition of "assault riffles" to anything that penetrates the lowest level of body armour that law enforcement wears. This would literally and technically classify most hunting riffles, including shotguns and even some hand guns as "assault riffles"! Check out this breakdown by the Second Amedment Project.

Make no mistake...he WILL get around the 2nd Amendment through sneaky legal loop holes and take away the ability of the public to defend themselves!

U.S. Senate Bill, S. 397 (vote #217) 0n 7/29/05. He voted NO on this bill. The bill protects gun/ammo manufacturers and retailers from liability from the misuse of their products. In other words...if some moron shoots himself - his family can't sue the gun manufacturer or seller! Barak wants to be able to sue the manufacturers and sellers for the misuse of their products. Imagine if someone wanted to do this in the car or any other industry. Absurd!

Illinois Senate, S.B. 2165 (vote#20) on 3/25/04. He voted NO on this bill. This bill protects citizens from local anti-gun ordinances if they use a firearm to defend themselves or their families in their own homes. The bill came about after a man shot a home invader in Williamette, Illinois in 2003, after his house had been burglarized twice in 2 days! It was clearly a justified shooting but since there is a gun ban in Williamette, local officials charged the homeowner with the "crime" of possessing a firearm! When this bill was being voted on to prevent law abiding citizens from going through this again...Obama voted NO.

Illinois Senate Debate #3, Barack Obama vs Alan Keyes, 10/21/04. and Also

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review on 4/2/08 (against right to carry) more from the Tribune

Chicago Tribune on 9/15/04 (against right to carry) & Chicago Tribune on 11/20/07 (for DC Gun Ban)

He refused to sign the Amicus brief in the DC vs. Heller case. Dick Cheney, 55 Senators and 250 Representatives did sign. (McCain signed it...this is the case that removed the DC Gun Ban)

Joe Biden Against Gun Ownership

Obama-Biden on Guns

3.) Socialist/Communist Ideas that he has for our country such as;
redistribution of wealth
censorship of the press
nationalized health care
mandatory service learning, youth indoctrination through the education system
"national militia".
This all sounds reminiscent of the "ninos pioneros" in Cuba and the "Commitee de Defensa" and the "S.S" of Nazi Germany. Hmmmm, NO THANKS!

He also wants to pass a bill, The Global Poverty Act, (that he sponsored and is sitting in committee right now because Bush would NOT pass it) that would forgive the debts of countless 3rd World Countries that currently owe us (and are paying us) as well as send an exorbitant amount of yearly financial aid all paid for by US tax payers!

National Militia & Mandatory Service Learning

Redistribution of wealth

Joe the Plumber

The Global Poverty Act

The Fairness Doctrine

4.) Shady past, acquaintances and alliances that any moral, law abiding and patriotic American would not be caught dead with!

Bill Ayers & the Weathermen <---MUST WATCH VIDEO!!!!!

Elimination of the Opposition planned by the Weathermen

Obama & ACORN

FINALLY! Something to think about...How do tyrants control the masses?

1. Take their money - Like the convinient financial crisis we're in that was orchestrated by none other than the thugs working with Obama and covered up by the Democrats that are now in power. Also, like the insane tax plan that will kill small businesses - you know, the ones that make over $250K or is that now $150K? Oh, and don't forget the redistribution of misery!

2. Take away their ability to defend themselves - Like the gun control and bans that Obama supports and wants to implement

3. Brain Wash the younger generations - Do I even need to explain this one? Oh, and like that mandatory "service learning" he wants to implement.

4. Eliminate the Opposition - Like his friend Bill Ayers and the Weathermen wanted...WANT to do?

Please, don't let this happen to the last beacon of hope on the planet. Remember, everyone comes to America looking for freedom, hope, prosperity - the "American Dream"! Where will YOU go if that were all destroyed?

"If you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a small chance of survival. There may even be a worse case: you may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves."
Winston Churchill