Monday, December 28, 2009

The modern scourge of obesity

After TEOTWAWKI you may have to live hand to mouth
on snakes, fish, frogs, and the occasional deer or dog. How
long can you maintain good health if you cannot get fedgov
food pyramid daily portions of grains, vegetables and fruits??
The Modern Scourge of Obesity
Dogs and Cats, Carbs and Fats, and the Evolution of the Human Race

By Barry Groves, PhD, article first published on

September 9, 2002

Why does obesity not afflict any other animal species? Why does obesity not affect primitive humans?

As far as obesity is concerned, it is very noticeable that in their natural environment, animals may vary in size, but never in shape.

The simple fact is that in their natural habitat, animals do not get fat: no rabbit gets fat by eating too much grass; no lion gets fat by eating too much antelope; no hawk gets fat by eating too many mice; no herring gets fat by eating too much plankton, and no wolf or wild dog gets fat from eating too many rabbits.

Indeed, if we look around the animal kingdom, we find a striking absence of obesity in all species. It is also noticeably absent in primitive cultures of mankind. In ‘civilized’ man and his domesticated animals, however, obesity is all too common.

This is highly significant.

As a direct descendant of the wolf, the modern domestic dog is a pure carnivore. In its natural environment, it would catch and eat rabbits and other small mammals. Even if it were starving, it would never dream of eating ears of wheat or digging up potatoes. Man, however, has largely turned the dog into a herbivore. Meat is relatively expensive, so the domestic dog now survives largely on wheat, in the form of dog biscuits, and bread. It is little wonder, therefore, that man’s best friend suffers diseases that are totally unknown in its wild relatives but are found in civilized man: dental caries, cancers, heart disease, hypertension, diabetes and, most noticeably, obesity.

The cat too is a pure carnivore that lives with man. But the cat does not usually suffer the diseases of civilization as the dog does. This is because it still hunts and eats mice and birds — its natural diet. Most prepared cat foods, unlike those for the dog, are also wholly meat- and fish-based. Thus, unlike the dog, a cat’s life and diet are still relatively natural. Indeed, the only time a domestic cat gets fat, or suffers other diseases, is when it is fed cat biscuits or other farinaceous food.

We can make similar comparisons between human cultures. A study by Drs. W. S. McClellan and E. F. Du Bois found that the Eskimos in Baffin Island and Greenland living on a diet composed almost entirely of meat and fish, and eating no starchy or sugary foods were almost completely free from disease. This was not the case with the Labrador Eskimos. They had been ‘civilized’ and lived on preserved foods, dried potatoes, flour, canned foods and cereals. Among them the diseases of civilization were rife.

A comparison between the Maasai tribes of East Africa, who live alongside the Kikuyu, shows a similar pattern. The Maasai, when wholly carnivorous, drinking only the blood and milk of their cattle, were tall, healthy, long-lived and slim. The Kikuyu, when wholly vegetarian, were stunted, diseased, short-lived and pot-bellied. Over the last few decades, the Kikuyu have started to eat meat — and their health has improved. Since 1960 the Maasai diet has also changed, but in the opposite direction. They are now eating less blood and milk, replacing them with maize and beans. Their health has deteriorated. The same is true of every primitive tribe that has had contact with civilization.

What may be a good modern example of this tendency is the difference in the fact that African-Americans have a unique metabolic tendency to become obese quickly in current America, as well as a greater tendency to become diabetic. While Caucasian Americans roots are largely in Eurasia, where tens of thousands of years of ice ages were followed by the farming of grain for some nine millennia, Americans whose roots are in Africa have an entirely different dietary evolution up to the time of the slave trade. It is not surprising therefore, that their response to unnatural foods are so different from that of their white peers.

Here is another example. Asian Indians are normally vegetarian or very close to it; they eat a more ‘healthy’ diet, according to mainstream medicine. With only one-fifth as much obesity, they are also slimmer and have lower cholesterol levels than Caucasians. Yet in the USA they have nearly eight times more diabetes than Caucasians! Remarkably, in some studies, the rate of type II diabetes in emigrant Asian Indians, amongst adult males, has topped 60%. In the UK, the rate of type II diabetes in Asian Indians is estimated at nearly 30%.

The reason we (humans) alone suffer from obesity, diabetes, heart disease, cancers, etc, is our increasingly "unnatural" lifestyle. This includes our increasingly unnatural diet - for whether we want to admit it or not - we are basically a carnivorous species.

As such, our bodies recognize dietary fat and protein and will control the amount we eat. But with no evolutionary history of consumption of the concentrated carbohydrates we now eat, our bodies don't recognize these as food and can't adequately control our intake.

In other words, contrary to the popular beliefs, all calories are NOT created equal.

Barry Groves, PhD, is an independent health researcher and expert on nutritional science. A member of The International Network of Cholesterol Skeptics, he has written for several British publications and has also been published in several medical journals, including The Lancet and Science. He is the author of Eat Fat, Get Thin, a slimming diet book based on the low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet his family has lived on for 40 years. For more information, see his website Second Opinions.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Tire balls replace air tubes

He removed air tube and put tennis balls in motorcycle
tire. Good ride and no flats. He now manufactures tire
balls to use vice air tubes.


Thursday, December 17, 2009

Wiggy's lamilite sleeping bags
Wiggy's bag of lamilite, wet with water, keeps
you warm while your bodyheat dries the bag.
1984 I paid $250 each for Wiggy's
Ultima Thule bags rated to minus 20F. That is
not overkill for East Texas. Jan 84 it was 9F here.
You can buy Wiggy's bags now, or after SHTF,
boast to your wife of how much money you saved
by getting WalMart Chicom Special BrandX bags.
Even though you, she and your kids are freezing
to death, and money is good only for TP and
firestarter, she will be proud of you.
In wet clothes at 50F you can die of heat loss
aka hypothermia.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Mr Shoemake says it like it is

From a Las Vegas Newspaper.

To the editor:

I don't understand why the White House is so upset
about the two party crashers at Barack Obama's
steak dinner the other night.

Is it really appropriate and politically correct to call
them party crashers just because they trespassed on

Mr. Obama? Does that make them criminals? Isn't
that discrimination? Shouldn't they be rewarded for
such bold and brave behavior? Maybe they were
just trying to feed their family?

I would suggest that it's more appropriate to call
them "undocumented guests."
Just because they weren't officially invited doesn't
mean they should be treated like criminals. Maybe
they should get free health care, free housing, free
legal services and free White House green cards so
next time they can enter legally. And they should
be able to bring all of their relatives and family
members, too.

How can Mr. Obama be mad at them just because
they crossed over some arbitrary man-made border?
They were there only to do the things that regularly
invited guests didn't want to do. (Like hang out with
Joe Biden.)

How can the White House punish these poor
oppressed undocumented visitors?

Brian K. Shoemake

Monday, November 23, 2009

Get a grip

Black skateboard tape is available at the hardware store.

On a 1911 a 1/2" x "2-1/2" piece of skateboard tape on
front of grip makes for secure purchase; and a 5/8" x 1-1/2"
piece on each side at the rear of the slide greatly
improves purchase when you pull the slide to the rear.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Report from El Salvador

Jan 2010 issue Soldier of Fortune magazine
page 10 Report from El Salvador

Within two months after the election of the communist
FMLN and ex-CNN reporter Mauricio Funes to the presidency
of that nation, the FMLN removed all of the higher personnel
of the Policia Nacional Civil and all other federal agencies and
replaced them with personnel from the FMLN. The new Justice
and Public Safety minister was involved in the murders of
the Marines in the US Embassy in the Zona Rosa
nightclub/restaurant area.
The Salvadoran legislature has not yet elected a new attorney
general, but it is safe to expect that he will be a communist.
This is a typical pattern whenever the communists take
control of a country in Central America. They always move
first to take control of the police and then subsequently the
armed forces.
So, we won in El Salvador, but subsequently lost
the peace. The election in the US of the far-left black Lenin,
Barack Obama, was very much a factor in the Salvadoran elections
this past March. I spent twenty five years of my life going to El
Salvador to help their army's special forces and the national police.
That has all been flushed down the drain.
You don't need to ask if I am bitter, angry and deeply saddened by this.
How terribly, horribly tragic.

Peter G. Kokalis
former Technical Editor
Soldier of Fortune magazine

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

pictures of tomorrow

read thoroughly as you scroll down - clickable links underlined, well worth your time

see pictures of tomorrow
and a couple of short videos, coming to YOUR home-

"Woe to those who decree unjust statutes and to those
who continually record unjust decisions, to deprive the
needy of justice, and to rob the poor of My people of
their rights ...
Isaiah 10:1,2 (NIV)

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Jeff Cooper tactical residential architecture

click this link to see illustratoins;read=124897

by Jeff Cooper
It is easy to deplore the degeneration of our social order, difficult as it may be to explain it. But it is not impossible to do something about it. Before doing so, however, one must admit that it exists. The news tells us that we live in a savage society in which subhumans prey with relative impunity upon the innocent and the decent; but, as with death, these facts are hard to accept.
Since most people respond to hypothetical peril with the assumption that it will not come to them, the first step in adjusting to our present social situation is the hard, clear, unflinching understanding that it can indeed come to us—personally. It is amazing to read of people who did not choose to believe this until after they had been victimized. They all knew that burglary, robbery, assault, and murder were not only possible but frequent, but they took no precautions because they simply would not admit that they, themselves, could be the victims.
Once you accept the fact that you actually may be the next target—today—you have taken the first great step toward your own physical security. Having made this simple, if difficult, admission, you can never afterward be surprised, and surprise is the greatest single element in tactics—offensive or defensive.
Defense of your person is your first concern, and it is a very elaborate study to which we have given a great deal of professional attention over the years, but let us turn for the moment to the defense of your home. Street crime is certainly horrific, and it is our national shame that we cannot maintain safe streets in our big cities, but more shocking yet is the thought that we cannot even go home, shut out the street, and relax. The goblins follow us even there. Consider the Manson atrocities as only the most notorious on a long and horrible list.
Defense of your home may probably be stated better as defense in your home, for saving your life is the main concern, whether on the street or home in bed. There are things that can be done to avert burglary in your absence, but they are only effective if they are incorporated into the house as it is being built, and they are dauntingly expensive. To build a house that cannot be broken into is to build a fort, and even then it can be defeated if the intruder has the time and the wit. (The pyramids were designed to be burglar-proof, by kings who commanded unlimited wealth and labor. The tomb robbers broke into them almost as soon as the funeral flowers wilted.)
But we can make certain arrangements to insure that our homes are a good deal more secure when we are in them, and I think we should.
In a recent visit to Southern California we were depressed to note the efforts made by householders to harden their homes; first because this was necessary, and second because the systems employed did not seem very effective.
To see iron bars and barbed wire around the houses in which we grew up without even door locks is sadder than to see a city smashed by war, but still worse is to see good people relying on completely passive structures which can never succeed against an evil will. We saw great, electrically operated gates which could be climbed by any active schoolboy. We saw heavy locks on doors which could be burst open at the hinges. We saw guard dogs which could be bribed with doped hamburger. We saw nothing that was specifically designed to enable the homeowner to counterattack. Evidently the doctrine is that one covers up, keeps his head down, and calls the police.
Let us agree on one major point right here. The police cannot protect you in your home. If goblins break in upon you the police should be called—as soon as you get around to it—in order to write our reports and clean up the mess. But the goblins are your problem. Bear that always in mind.
Several features in a house can help you defend it. Some must be built in as the house goes up, but others may be added to structures already completed. In most cases they need be neither unsightly nor inconvenient.
Point One:
When you are asleep you are helpless. Few things can be more nightmarish than to open a drowsy eye to see a shadowy figure standing over you in the gloom. This need never happen.
Bedroom windows must be ironed, obviously in such a way as to permit their opening from the inside in case of fire.
(A prominent United States senator must live out his life with the memory of his adolescent daughter who was murdered in her bedroom by a monster who simply kicked open the French windows—because he, the senator, had not protected his own child.)
But just the windows are not enough. There must be a strong barrier between the sleeping quarters and the rest of the house. A bolted door will do (dead bolt, not a pickable latch), but an iron grill is better because you can see through it—and shoot through it.
No barrier is impenetrable, but if it causes a racket if attacked it will awaken you, and that is all you need. If you are awake, armed, and aware, you cannot be defeated by any predator, human or otherwise. Clearly the iron grill must be fastened in such a way that it cannot be unfastened by stealth. Use your imagination here.
Point Two:
Sleeping quarter protection can usually be installed in a ready-made house, but door arrangement is another matter. You must be able to see who is at the door without exposing yourself. Peep holes are better than nothing, but essentially all doors—front, back, and side—should be recessed in such a way that anyone seeking entrance may be viewed in full, from the side or preferably from behind. When a visitor knocks on your door he should be, in effect, surrounded by your house, aware that he is in view of the people inside from several angles. Even if he intends a coup-de-main he will be at such a tactical disadvantage that he may well chicken out.
Observation must include the capability to fire, so the observation ports must be unscreened, narrow, and openable with one motion. Several sorts of slit windows made for trailers serve this purpose very well if set vertically.
A proof door is an expensive luxury but it does promote sound sleep. Our lower-deck door, which is farthest from our bedroom and therefore hardest for us to hear, is a plywood sandwich with an armored filling, and fastened from the inside with cross-bars rather than a latch. It would be quieter to come through the grouted block wall.
Point Three:
Any house which is properly designed for the Age of Aquarius must permit its perimeter to be visible from inside it. This is the "Vauban Principle," and you must start from scratch to achieve it completely, but even if stuck with a blind rectangle, a single added bastion on one corner will give you coverage of two of four walls, and two diagonally placed bastions will cover all but their own backsides.
Clearly nothing is perfect. Existing structures may be all but impossible to harden, and terrain will often render specific protective features unnecessary, but this is where architectural ingenuity becomes important. (Remember Castle Dracula, protected by frowning battlements on three sides but light and airy on the fourth, which overlooked a thousand-foot precipice?)
Point Four:
Roman patricians, when in town, dwelt in houses designed for an urban jungle no less savage than our own. Outside walls, right on the property line and generally rectangular in plan, were proof against anything but a ram and pierced by very narrow doors. The open living space was inside. This plan was borrowed by the Spaniards and exported to the New World as the patio. This design has much to offer today, where building codes permit. With one side of the quadrangle serving as a garage, and bastions at the four corners, it offers a hard carapace to the outside while providing as large an interior garden as space permits.
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No inanimate structure or device can provide physical security in and of itself. Furthermore, no fortress nor sconce can withstand intelligent attack by determined besiegers. What tomorrow's house can offer, however, is comfortable living space which is hard enough to daunt the casual savage and, in addition, will permit the inhabitants to sleep secure in the knowledge that any prospective intruders must (1) make enough noise to alert the defense, and (2) be placed at a serious tactical disadvantage.
Naturally it is desirable for all walls to be relatively proof against small arms fire—especially those which include observation ports. This is not as critical as might first appear, however, since the criminal cannot undertake a siege and must count upon surprise to gain his objectives. You can prevent this by correct observation techniques coupled with a manifest willing- ness to use lethal force against him. Passive defense can succeed only if the cops are within earshot—and not always then.
For those who wish to build a strongpoint in the boon- docks—as opposed to a house in which to spend extended periods in comfort—the Army Department has a nifty field manual on the subject. This is FM 5-15, Field Fortifications. It is not classified.
It should be unnecessary to point out that the shield is useless without the sword, and that neither is of value with- out the brain. Lincoln and Trotsky and Castillo and Sharon Tate and the LaBiancas and General Dozier and the victims of the Boston Strangler could not have been helped by architecture. Their killers were allowed inside. A stranger at your door must be considered a possible target until proven otherwise. And this is not fear, much less the popularly misused term "paranoia." This is intelligent caution. The great leopard of Rudraprayag had no "fear" of people. He was able to terrorize his district for eight years because he was very, very careful. In today's savage world we need not be afraid, but we do need to be careful.[/IMG];f=27;t=000172

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

I killed my dog today

Feeling Like the Scum of the Earth
No Catchy Title for This Column

By John Ross

Copyright 2004 by John Ross. Electronic reproduction of this article freely permitted provided it is reproduced in its entirety with attribution given.

I killed my dog today.

Molly was the best dog I’ve ever had, a very handsome mixed breed that looked like she was half Australian Shepherd, and half something else. Like all good dogs, she thought her owner was the most wonderful person in the world who could do no wrong.

We got her from my friend Ray, who restores vintage Corvettes. His wife had found her, abandoned, walking along the side of the road. She must have been abandoned that same day, because she wasn’t malnourished or afraid of people, but had no collar or tags. Ray was keeping her at his shop. When he found out we were looking for a dog, he told me I could have her if I wanted, since he already had two Dalmatians. I took her home that day. My wife and stepdaughter named her Molly. That was in 1990.

I won’t go into all the endearing dog things she did over the years, except to say she was always glad to see me, loved children, and was happiest sitting with her head on my leg, having her ears and spine scratched.

When Caroline moved out four years ago, she took Molly. She told me later she had planned to leave her so that when I came home the house wouldn’t be completely empty and the shock wouldn’t be quite so bad, but the girls had started crying, so Molly went with them. She was so glad to see me every time I’d come by for my daughter that I still felt like she was my dog.

Like all creatures that don’t die young, Molly got old. Her eyes got milky-looking, and her balance got worse, but she always knew where she was going, and never bumped into anything, at least not while I was around.

A few weeks ago, Molly started bleeding from her nose. The vet gave Caroline some medicines, but said that if they didn’t have any effect, Molly probably had cancer. He’d have to cut her open and look, and since Molly was at least 14 ½ years old, there wouldn’t be much he could do.

The drugs didn’t help. This morning, Caroline called, crying. She’d arisen to find the house spattered everywhere with blood. Molly had to cough and sneeze to clear it out of her lungs and head, and she was spraying blood all over. I told Caroline I’d be over mid-afternoon. There were some things I needed to do first.

When I went over to pick her up, Molly was just as glad to see me as ever. We drove out to my mother’s place in the country. I rolled the passenger window down, so Molly could stick her head out the car window and feel the breeze. I had to drive very slowly when rounding corners, or she’d get unbalanced and fall off the seat.

There were two one-pound ribeye steaks in Mom’s refrigerator, and I cooked them up, medium rare. I cut one of them into little pieces and laid the plate on the kitchen floor. By the time I had taken the first bite of my steak, Molly was finishing hers, so I cut up the second steak and gave her that one, too. She had a decent appetite for a 45-pound dog with internal bleeding.

We went outside, and Molly trotted around, stumbling occasionally, but gamely chasing off any squirrels bold enough to venture near. Even though she hadn’t been there for four years, it was still her territory.

Soon she got tired. The exertion had made her lungs fill with blood again, and she began coughing and sneezing to clear it out. There was a lot of it. Animals can’t complain or even let you know when they’re in pain, they just soldier on.

I sat down in the grass in the shade, near the grave I’d already dug, and Molly came over and lay down on her stomach next to me. I scratched her ears and her spine and she wagged her tail gently. After a while, Molly’s eyes closed, but her tail still made slight twitches. When even these stopped, I knew she was asleep. Without stopping my gentle scratching along her spine, I picked up the suppressed Ruger with my free hand and held the muzzle an inch from the base of her skull.

I was crying when I did it, just like I am now.

She wasn’t going to die at the hands of a stranger, under fluorescent lights on a cold stainless steel table in a room stinking of antiseptics.

Molly deserved better than that. She was the best dog I ever had.

John Ross 9/14/2004

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Help FEMA catch lawbreakers burying survival items

Help FEMA catch lawbreakers burying survival items.
Posted April 28th, 2008 by McClarinJ

Due to the likelihood that FEMA or other government agents will enforce restrictions that violate citizens' rights to own guns, ammunition, food reserves, and precious metals in the event of a severe depression or other calamity, some outlaws might consider burying at least some of their cache of survival items in well-sealed, unbreakable plastic containers.

Large PVC pipe sections with glued-on end caps might be used for smaller items like guns, ammunition, and precious metals. Guns could be wrapped in oil-drenched rags and inside plastic bags. When gluing, these scofflaws would know to swab surfaces with PVC primer first then make sure to quickly and thoroughly slop lots of PVC glue on the parts to be joined, speedily join them, rotating a partial turn, and hold them tightly in place for at least five seconds, ensuring a watertight capsule. Some might use a clean-out plug for easier opening, well sealed on both threaded surfaces with sticky wax from a wax toilet ring after the cache capsule is loaded for burial.

Where might they bury these capsules? Scofflaws realize that anything metal (gold, silver, guns & ammo) buried in their yard or hidden in their wall or attic can be easily located with a good metal detector and they could be prosecuted for noncompliance or conspiracy to withhold contraband if detected. Therefore they are apt to select an off-site location that is free from prying eyes as they bury, a site also unlikely to be bulldozed in the near future. First they would select a spot that aligns with permanent features so they could relocate it. They would use a small tarp to protect the surface from soil spillage and load one or more plastic buckets with their excavated earth. Before digging, they would carefully set aside any surface debris so they could replace it afterward to disguise their digging location. A smart illegal hoarder would tamp the earth well as they covered the cache capsule so it will not settle, leaving a telltale depression.

Since anti-hoarding statutes may entail house-to-house searches for food reserves, expect illegal hoarders to hide at least part of their food reserves underground. This presents a more complex challenge than burying smaller items. One likely if surprising ruse is to hide food reserves in a septic tank. Let me explain.

The hoarder realizes he needs a strong, waterproof, good-sized chamber for storing sealed plastic buckets full of storage foods underground. I have recently researched polyethylene septic tanks and suspect they are already in use for this purpose. They are light enough to be transported by pickup and carried or dragged by two people. They come equipped with manhole covers that could be sealed using the toilet ring wax method after they are stocked with provisions, plus they are non-metallic so a metal detector cannot be used to find them. These tanks are available for about a dollar per gallon capacity. You can judge for yourself by googling "plastic septic tanks" or follow some of these links to investigate:

Many suppliers also sell underground cistern tanks that might also be used in this fashion, not to mention as rainwater storage tanks for which they are intended.

Those who conspire to hoard foodstuffs are sure to select long-term storage foods, adequately protected against moisture and insects. LDS church members have lots of information on storage techniques, which outlaws should be able to locate online.

Here again, care is probably taken to conceal signs of recent excavation, so lots of tarps are no doubt laid down, topsoil set aside for later replacement, and grooming/planting/littering to resemble the surrounding terrain as the final touch. The manhole cover would be buried at least as deep as the top of the tank is wide to avoid any hollow sounds. A sheet of plastic covering the manhole would protect against earth intrusions when the chamber is opened. Let's say illegal hoarders planned to bury a 1,000-gallon tank. They would need to remove at least 300 five-gallon buckets-full of earth. That's a lot of digging over several days so they would pick a location hidden from view and unlikely to attract visitors. They could be slowed down or even thwarted by big boulders, bedrock, or tangled tree roots, plus they would have to find a home for their excess dirt away from their cache site. They would be sure to have a couple pairs of tough, comfortable gloves and a good, stout long-handled shovel before they begin. It would be a bit of a workout.

Now that you know the details of how criminal hoarders are apt to try to thwart federal authorities you will be better able to spot suspicious activity and turn them in to the proper authorities. Go get 'em!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Ben Franklin advice to a young man

Benjamin Franklin, Advice to a Young Man on the Choice of a Mistress (1745).
June 25, 1745

My dear Friend,

I know of no Medicine fit to diminish the violent natural Inclinations you mention; and if I did, I think I should not communicate it to you. Marriage is the proper Remedy. It is the most natural State of Man, and therefore the State in which you are most likely to find solid Happiness. Your Reasons against entering into it at present, appear to me not well-founded. The circumstantial Advantages you have in View by postponing it, are not only uncertain, but they are small in comparison with that of the Thing itself, the being married and settled. It is the Man and Woman united that make the compleat human Being. Separate, she wants his Force of Body and Strength of Reason; he, her Softness, Sensibility and acute Discernment. Together they are more likely to succeed in the World. A single Man has not nearly the Value he would have in that State of Union. He is an incomplete Animal. He resembles the odd Half of a Pair of Scissars. If you get a prudent healthy Wife, your Industry in your Profession, with her good Economy, will be a Fortune sufficient.

But if you will not take this Counsel, and persist in thinking a Commerce with the Sex inevitable, then I repeat my former Advice, that in all your Amours you should prefer old Women to young ones. You call this a Paradox, and demand my Reasons. They are these:

i. Because as they have more Knowledge of the World and their Minds are better stor'd with Observations, their Conversation is more improving and more lastingly agreable.

2. Because when Women cease to be handsome, they study to be good. To maintain their Influence over Men, they supply the Diminution of Beauty by an Augmentation of Utility. They learn to do a 1000 Services small and great, and are the most tender and useful of all Friends when you are sick. Thus they continue amiable. And hence there is hardly such a thing to be found as an old Woman who is not a good Woman.

3. Because there is no hazard of Children, which irregularly produc'd may be attended with much Inconvenience.

4. Because thro' more Experience, they are more prudent and discreet in conducting an Intrigue to prevent Suspicion. The Commerce with them is therefore safer with regard to your Reputation. And with regard to theirs, if the Affair should happen to be known, considerate People might be rather inclin'd to excuse an old Woman who would kindly take care of a young Man, form his Manners by her good Counsels, and prevent his ruining his Health and Fortune among mercenary Prostitutes.

5. Because in every Animal that walks upright, the Deficiency of the Fluids that fill the Muscles appears first in the highest Part: The Face first grows lank and wrinkled; then the Neck; then the Breast and Arms; the lower Parts continuing to the last as plump as ever: So that covering all above with a Basket, and regarding2 only what is below the Girdle, it is impossible of two Women to know an old from a young one. And as in the dark all Cats are grey, the Pleasure of corporal Enjoyment with an old Woman is at least equal, and frequently superior, every Knack being by Practice capable of Improvement.

6. Because the Sin is less. The debauching a Virgin may be her Ruin, and make her for Life unhappy.

7. Because the Compunction is less. The having made a young Girl miserable may give you frequent bitter Reflections; none of which can attend the making an old Woman happy.

8thly and Lastly They are so grateful!!

Thus much for my Paradox. But still I advise you to marry directly; being sincerely Your affectionate Friend.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Weapons of choice
Saturday, October 03, 2009
WorldNetDaily Exclusive
Feds sued to keep out of state's gun affairs
Complaint filed seeking affirmation of Montana Firearms Freedom Act
Posted: October 03, 2009
11:25 pm Eastern
By Bob Unruh

In the second major front in the war over gun rights that has developed in just days, a lawsuit has been filed against U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder seeking a court order that the federal government stay out of the way of Montana's management of its own firearms.

Montana statehouse

The action was filed by the Second Amendment Foundation and the Montana Shooting Sports Association in U.S. District Court in Missoula, Mont., to validate the principles and terms of the Montana Firearms Freedom Act, which took effect today.

WND previously reported on the precedent-setting move taken over the course of recent months when the 2009 Montana Legislature approved the bill and the plan was signed into law by Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer.

The law provides guns and ammo made, sold and used in Montana would not require any federal forms; silencers made and sold in Montana would be fully legal and not registered; and there would be no firearm registration, serial numbers, criminal records check, waiting periods or paperwork required.

The idea is spreading quickly. Tennessee already has a similar law, and similar plans have been introduced in many other states.

An organization called the Firearms Freedom Act has created a map of such activity nationwide:

Map of gun law activity assembled by

The move comes at a time the nation has a president who has placed anti-gun activists in several influential positions, including an attorney general who supported a complete handgun ban in the District of Columbia before the U.S. Supreme Court threw it out.

Get "Shooting Back: The Right and Duty of Self-Defense" and learn why you have a responsibility to be armed.

Montana's plan is called "An Act exempting from federal regulation under the Commerce Clause of the Constitution of the United States a firearm, a firearm accessory, or ammunition manufactured and retained in Montana."

The law cites the 10th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution that guarantees to the states and their people all powers not granted to the federal government elsewhere in the Constitution and reserves to the state and people of Montana certain powers as they were understood at the time it was admitted to statehood in 1889.

"The guaranty of those powers is a matter of contract between the state and people of Montana and the United States as of the time that the compact with the United States was agreed upon and adopted by Montana and the United States in 1889," the law states.

The lead attorney for the plaintiffs' litigation team is Quentin Rhodes of the Missoula firm of Sullivan, Tabaracci & Rhoades, PC. The team includes other attorneys working in Montana, New York, Florida, Arizona and Washington.

"We're happy to join this lawsuit," said Alan Gottlieb, founder of the SAF, "because we believe this issue should be decided by the courts.

"We feel very strongly that the federal government has gone way too far in attempting to regulate a lot of activity that occurs only in-state," added MSSA President Gary Marbut. "The Montana Legislature and governor agreed with us by enacting the MFFA. We welcome the support of many other states that are stepping up to the plate with their own firearms freedom acts."

David Codrea, a Gun Rights Examiner writer, noted the federal government already has started attacking the move.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, he wrote, previously had written to Federal Firearms Licensees, warning that they could be prosecuted for following the state laws in Montana and Tennessee

"What if an FFL was not acting in his capacity as a federal licensee to manufacture for personal use, or to transfer firearms strictly within a state? Or what if a person so engaged was not a federal licensee at all?" Codrea asked.

Then he answered: "ATF's determined intent to hold all accountable under federal law has not wavered. In a letter to MSSA president Gary Marbut, Richard Chase, Special Agent in Charge, Denver Field Division, states: 'The manufacture of firearms or ammunition for sale to others within Montana requires licensure by ATF.'"

In a statement the SAF said, "The primary purpose of the MFFA is to set up a legal challenge to federal power under the commerce clause."

The lawsuit seeks a "declaratory judgment" and is "brought for the purpose of determining a question of actual controversy between the parties."

"Passage of the MFFA was an express exercise by the State of Montana of powers reserved to the states and to the people under the 10th Amendment of the United States Constitution," the lawsuit said.

"The MFFA is also authorized under the conditions of the compact with the United States that Montana entered upon admission to the union. The United States Congress therefore has no authority, under the limited powers granted to it by the United States Constitution, to preempt the MFFA."

The arguments continued, "Under the 10th Amendment, all regulatory authority of all such activities within Montana's political borders is left in the sole discretion of Montana. Federal law therefore does not preempt the MFFA and cannot be invoked to regulate or prosecute Montana citizens acting in compliance with the MFFA, so long as they do so solely within the political borders of Montana."

WND also reported this week on a second front in the battle over guns when the Supreme Court agreed to hear a landmark Second Amendment case challenging Chicago's ban on handguns and onerous registration procedures on other firearms.

The Illinois State Rifle Association and the Second Amendment Foundation filed a lawsuit against the city of Chicago claiming the city enforces a handgun ban identical to the one struck down by the Supreme Court in the case District of Columbia v. Heller and that the ban violates residents' Second Amendment rights.

In Heller, the court rejected a lower court position that claimed the Second Amendment applied only to state "militia," such as the National Guard. However, the 5-4 ruling referenced the federal jurisdiction of Washington, D.C., and not states and localities.

This case, McDonald v. Chicago, challenges a 7th Circuit court ruling that said the Second Amendment applies only to federal regulation of an individual's right to guns and not in cases of restrictions by states and municipalities like Chicago and Oak Park, Ill.

The Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution states: "A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

Furthermore, Section 1 of the 14th Amendment, or the Privileges or Immunities Clause, states:

All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

The plaintiffs argue that "the right of the people to keep and bear arms" in the Second Amendment is "incorporated" into the 14th Amendment and applies to both states and localities.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Mass police will force citizens to take shots

Is this still America????
after the governor signs law Massachusetts police

will enter homes and force citizens to take shots

Judge Napolitano has video in the article
The drill in Minnesota is yet another indication the government
is ramping up to vaccinate the entire population, either through
a massive propaganda campaign and scare tactics now well
underway through the corporate media, or through legal mandate
backed up by the cops and the military.
Get ready because that’s precisely what’s coming — universal
orders to risk toxic vaccine hazards. In the coming weeks, the
dominant media globally will get into high gear fear-mongering
mode to convince people voluntarily to submit to jeopardizing
their health and well-being. It’s essential to refuse and be safe
and international law absolutely allows it,” warns Stephen Lendman.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Ways to encourage compliance

There are many reports of roadblocks in near future.
Take the swine flu shot and bracelet or they drag you
off to gulag.

I can't see the future, but I have read history.
There are other ways to encourage compliance.

We have JIT - just in time - food delivery to stores. If trucks stop
hauling food, stores be stripped in hours. In a few days people
will line up begging to take shots to get food for their kids.

It worked for Hitler and Stalin.,9171,765334,00.html

Food: a weapon

For the U. S., food distribution is an economic and moral problem.
Hitler uses food as a political weapon. Last week, in Foreign Affairs,
Economist Karl Brandt listed some of the ingenious and devastating
uses to which this weapon has been put by Nazi experts in the last
seven years.

At Home & Abroad. Both Stalin and Hitler use food to destroy internal
opposition, reward accomplishment, punish failure, establish the class
distinctions of their "new orders." In Germany the "warrior caste" of the
armed forces gets the fattest ration cards, skilled and essential workmen
the next. Down at the bottom come prisoners, the insane, the Jews.
Ration cards giving the owner right to more food are used to give workmen
incentives to seek promotion, to increase their output. Supplies are
suddenly cut down (regardless of the amount stored) to scare the
population into believing the situation serious, or extra rations are
suddenly granted to boost morale in a bad time. Food statistics are
guarded like bomber planes. To the Nazis, food is "a beautiful
instrument . . . for maneuvering and disciplining the masses."

more ...........

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

v-bar tire chains

Got v-bar tire chains??

Evacuating the area because of a hurricane?
Taking a loved one to the ER at oh dark thirty?
You may not go far on ice, snow or mud without v-bar
tire chains.

Last time I bought a set of v-bars at NAPA a youngster
at my elbow asked incredulously,
"Where you going you need something like that??"

If you get stuck remember this.
Good samaritans stop to help you.
Predators stop to help themselves

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


Debridement means the doctor tears
away your child's skin fused to
melted clothing.

burning characteristics of fabrics

If clothing catches fire tear it off ASAP.
Some artificial fabrics burn and melt
into your skin. Natural fabrics burn but
do not melt.

I was in a small gas explosion, thrown
a few feet by expanding air, skinned my
knees, and scorched my pants leg. The
medic said, "You have second degree
burns on the back of that leg. You
are lucky those pants are 100% cotton.
Artificial fabric would melt into
your skin and I'd have to debride you."

Thursday, August 27, 2009

pro-gun Chris Bunch 10th Dist CA
* Make politicians prove they support the Second Amendment
* 2009 NRA Director candidate questionnaire

We have a politician principled enough to give us what most
will not: unequivocal answers on his support for the right to
keep and bear arms.

Meet Chris Bunch, Republican candidate for California's 10th
Congressional District, a seat vacated by (F-rated gungrabber)
Ellen Tauscher, who has taken a position in the Obama admin-
istration, where I guess she figured becoming Undersecretary
for State Arms Control gives her the chance to effect even more
This has necessitated a special election, to be held in November.

Regular Gun Rights Examiner readers will recall my candidate
questionnaire. Mr. Bunch has answered the questions:

1. Do you believe that the Constitution is the "supreme law of
the land" and that the Bill of Rights acknowledges our birthrights?

The short answer is yes. I would expand that to say that our
rights are interlinked and interdependent, that they all ultimately
depend on one another for the survival of them all (i.e. We
cannot defend our 2nd Amendment rights without the freedom
of speech, we cannot defend our 1st Amendment rights without
our 2nd Amendment rights, and so on!).

2. If so, should these rights be proactively protected from
infringement by all levels of government, including city,
county and state?

Yes, the Constitution is an agreement between the states,
and as such, each sovereign state must agree to the terms and
conditions of that agreement. Ultimately, the Bill or Rights is
not where our rights flow from, rather they are innate to us by
our Creator; to say say that any level of government can
remove any of those rights implies that those rights are
established by a government. Because this is counter to our
founding, our rights must be protected from the abuse of
any level of government.

3. Please give some examples of gun laws you consider

Any law that expands (clarifies or ensures) our rights,
such as laws that enable us to conceal carry.

4. Please give some examples of gun laws you consider

Any law that regulates the rights of law abiding citizens
of the United States.

5. Does the right to bear arms include the right for any
peaceable citizen to carry them concealed without a
permit, as in Vermont ?

It does. See also my comments on question #8.

6. Do you believe that Americans have a right to own,
use and carry weapons of military pattern, and will
you use the prestige of elected office to publicly promote
that right?

Yes I do believe that people have the right to own and
weapons of a military pattern, and yes I will use my
office to fight for that right.

7. Do you support or oppose registration of weapons? Why?

OPPOSE, because registration attempts to undermine
and neutralize the purpose of the 2nd Amendment, which
is to ensure that the government will fear becoming
tyrannical towards the population. If the government can
tell what a person has, then they can use that information
to neutralize their rights. We must remember the deep
fear and reservations that our founders had regarding the
power of a central government. Therefore, it is perfectly
acceptable to view our rights as a power (check) against
the powers of the government.

8. Do you support or oppose licensing requirements to
own or carry firearms? Why?

I do not support licensing to own weapons. I only accept
licensing requirements to carry as a point of compromise;
this assumes that the licensing requirements are affordable
to the population at large, that competency or training
requirements are only there to ensure a standard of public
safety, and lastly that any requirements enable at risk
populations (women or the elderly) to have the skills
necessary to use the weapons in a manner to protect
themselves from a hostile agent. All that being said, you
cannot regulate a right, that is why licensing must be
something that enables our rights, the minute that licensing
is used to prevent the free exercise of our rights it is no
longer acceptable as a point of compromise.

9. What specific gun laws will you work to get repealed?

The Brady Bill, and in the generic sense, any legislation
that violates the spirit of my prior answers.

10. If elected, will you back your words of support for
firearms rights up with consistent actions? How?

Yes, I will back my words and I will actively push
amendments to every bill possible to help ensure and
expand the free exercise of our 2nd Amendment rights
as our founders envisioned. I will sponsor and/or co-
sponsor legislation in that same vein.

I've asked before why politicians should stick their
necks out to support gun owners if gun owners will
not support them back. True, the answer is "out of
principle," but that works both ways.

I've already seen sentiments from naysayers concerning
the makeup of the 10th District and the expenditure of
resources. What this always seems to translate into is
expending effort and treasure elsewhere to elect some
squishy RINO who betrays as often as not, and painting
that as some sort of incremental win for our side.

Enough. Don't listen to weaklings who counsel surrender
before the engagement begins. Liberty was never won by
such as these.

If you believe in the right to keep and bear arms, here is
an honest representative for those rights. Chris Bunch's
election to congress will benefit us all, so we all should
help his campaign. If enough gun owners sent him a
contribution and helped spread the word, if he had the
chance to get his message out, who knows who he could
motivate and what effect that could have? Particularly
considering in the last election, at least 35% of those who
voted did not support an entrenched and well-financed
democrat incumbent, and over 20% of the electorate was
not inspired enough to vote.

More lop-sided battles have been won, just never by the
faint of heart.

Please join me in supporting Chris Bunch for Congress.
Please do something today, including forwarding a link
to this column to your gun owner friends.


Saturday, August 22, 2009

Silent survival arms

I stole this from
Plainsman's Cabin Discussion Areas
Combat and Defense Weapons
silent survival arms
posts: 7
(12/3/00 10:52:04 am)
Reply silent survival arms
There are several kinds of survival. The most addressed type is that of man against nature out in the wilderness.

Another is of man against nature in a nation with partly functioning infrastructure where chaos reigns and some government operates, but again that is mostly against nature, and some predator humans.

Still another is of man in a nation that is under external attack, which pretty well succeeded, and both government and infrastructure are non-existent or are out of operation for the foreseeable future.

In the first type almost all laws, both good and foolish, are in force and limiting the methods of survival. This one has been discussed greatly and I won't get into it. Suffice it to say though that a man in that situation without any weapon is at great risk. He is little more than an intelligent rabbit among predators armed with fang, claw, size, and a sense of smell that puts the man at an extreme disadvantage.

The second has also seen some discussion, and again, the man with no weapon is at serious disadvantage. However he is not likely to be preyed on by large animals, although starving pets will form packs and become predators against all creatures. In this mode, some laws would be enforced but sporadically. That one is well discussed on the net.

The third however would involve confrontations with hostile well-armed humans, simultaneously with problems of surviving the elements, and renegade humans, likewise perhaps starving.

In this one no laws would prevail, and one would be able to use all means for survival. Under the international laws of self-defense against invaders, no rules apply whatsoever.

Your inalienable right to self-defense is supreme, and anything that will work is fine. In this third mode all regulations and infringements of our sovereign right to bear ARMS, and not just firearms, would be restored, and all weapon prohibitions or regulations would be void.

In this mode, the firearms of both sides will likely gravitate to being noise suppressed as much as practical.

Those expelling projectiles exceeding mach 1 will only be suppressed, for the noise of the projectile will be great. The mufflers used will be minimal and will reduce the muzzle blast to about the same sound level as the bullet crack, plus action and any blow back noises from muffler pressure after the action opens. No point in reducing it further.

Such mufflers will usually eliminate all muzzle flash. In many countries these mufflers are not only sold but also required on firearms fired around populated areas, or on ranges. Their designs are well developed and the science of them is fairly well known. Finland is an example.

Such suppressed weapons are most effective at confusing the ear's direction finding, if the hearer is to the sides of the weapon. Directly in front or back, sound location is accurate enough to allow an opponent to sorely harass the shooter with automatic weapons fire, mortar fire, or even shot pellets, if he is within useful range of a shotgun.

The old adage not to shoot twice from the same spot is good advice, to avoid close incoming, for such suppressed weapons.

Weapons firing projectiles below mach 1, however can be truly silenced, in that they will not be heard by most humans beyond about 50 yards if wind is blowing, and if there is much going on in the way of battle, they will not be noticed at all, by persons more distant than a few yards.

Such weapons will use larger mufflers, which reduce the muzzle blast to equal the action noises and minimal blowback noise, (on auto loading weapons), and may be much quieter for bolt-fed weapons.

Such bolt-fed weapons can be quiet as a BB gun, or a pellet gun set on minimum pressure.

There is an ultimate limit on sound reduction because anything going through the air at considerable velocity makes a noise.

The tip of a fly rod makes considerable noise when whipped. The tip of a whip can crack mach 1 and make a muzzle blast type noise. Below this speed the noise drops rapidly and a lot.

The noise caused buy fast objects does not appear instantly at mach 1, according to the Finnish site on firearms muffling. (URL below) Such noise rises rather linearly at a modest slope up to about 1000 fps, where it assumes a nearly vertical slope to rise with increasing velocity to a peak at about 1300 fps and remains at that level for higher velocities.

The noise at 1300 fps is about 10,000 times as intense as it is at 950 fps. That, in any book, is a whole lot.

The noise is related to bullet diameter, of course, but speed affects it much more. A low altitude aircraft passing over at 950 fps makes an earth shaking noise, but at 1300 fps it makes a blast which will shatter windows, and smack you like a nearby mortar blast wave. Size of the slower plane can add up to a large noise. Speed of the faster plane can have an explosive effect on noise.

Therefore the truly silent weapon is limited to an exit velocity of no more than about 950 fps, to account for any velocity variations due to reloading inaccuracies under primitive conditions, or sound velocity changes due to extremes of air temperature.

Transferred impact energy controls the instant injury capability of bullets. Provided there is enough energy (and inertia) to penetrate about 6 inches at least, then diameter helps transfer energy to the target. Thus even a mach 2 military bullet of 30 cal, which does not tumble nor expand, is often not noticed in a wounded soldier until he sees blood running out, for the bullet went clear through causing some damage, but not pain.

Bullet wounds occur so fast that pain is not present until some time after. A common event where a hunter is hit by a deer slug is he will exclaim to others "I'm hit" and then behave rather normally for up to a few minutes, if neither heart, aorta, spine nor head were hit.

Energy transfer increases with the square of velocity, but only linearly with weight of the bullet. Therefore, being limited to 950 fps, the only variable that can raise impact injury is bullet weight.

Transferred energy is desired, and that is better with larger diameters. A given weight bullet can be accelerated to speed with lower pressure, the larger its diameter. A doubling of diameter requires only 1/4 the average pressure to get equal velocity, neglecting friction and 2nd order effects. 1/4 the pressure will greatly reduce muffler size, to get equal silence.

Indeed, a common 30 caliber rifle, with a long (WWII era) barrel of about 30 inches needs no muffler at all, if one fires 32 automatic pistol bullets, or 32 short revolver bullets in it using an adapter. It will be about as quiet as a pellet gun fired at medium pressure. Put a muffler on it and it can be quiet enough that all the shooter notices is the clunk of the firing pin striking. Such bullets exit at about 800 fps, which is still quite deadly, and very quiet. Barrel friction reduces bullet speed after the first 6 inches or so of travel and heat transfer reduces exit pressure to very low values. This is a good weapon without silencer and can be used in all 3 types of survival situations above. Adapters cost less than $20 each. They do not stay in the chamber but stay with the cartridge, so switching to full power is an instant thing. Adapters are available for most rifles, having the same bore diameter as pistol cartridges, but low power pistol cartridges might need be reloaded for some calibers. But I digress...

Acceleration for a given weight bullet and a given pressure, rises with the square of its diameter.

All this stuff put together, means that small caliber bullets will have less impact injury potential, as well as need larger muffler volume ratios to silence them.

Muffler size means how many times the bore volume does the muffler volume have in it. Pressure is reduced almost in direct relation to this ratio. For example a muffler with 100 times the volume of the bore, will drop a 10,000 psi muzzle exit pressure to about 100 psi. I don;t have data on how much noise drops as pressure does, but suspect it is probably as the square, so the above would likely make a 10,000 fold drop in exit noise intensity.

Stuffing in mufflers helps only a little bit. Things happen too fast for much to be done with stuffing, fancy fins, etc. More volume is easier to get, and more reliable.

Stuffing can get loaded with half burned powder which can accumulate and burn all at once in a muffler fire. (This is when the accumulated half burnt powder which cannot be shaken out of stuffed mufflers, ignites and fire comes out both breech and far end which can last several seconds, and even distort the muffler or explode in some).

However, although large diameters are nice, the common 22LR can be quietened to equal the best, and with practical size mufflers, due to its small gas volume. It also has great penetration ability due to its small frontal area upon impact. So nature is not tilted entirely to favor large diameter bullets for all uses. The 22LR would require head shots for instant disability of the target.

Such silent 22 bolt action rifles will have a max effective range of about 75 yards, and at that distance be capable of penetrating skull bone due to the small diameter. Beyone that range drop with distance becomes large enough to cause large vertical errors for modest range errors.

The cal 45 auto is a good large diameter cartridge, especially in rifles. It will also have about that same max effective range as the 22LR, but can cause considerable damage to non vital area body hits. It will definitely not go un-noticed, but would also not likely instantly disable the target.

The problem with all truly silent weapons, is that the bullets travel only about 800 fps average over their 75 yard range, and bullets are dropping fast beyond that, causing otherwise trivial errors in range estimation to cause large errors in vertical impact. Wind also has a longer time to act on slow bullets. All these things tend to cut their practical range limit to less than 100 yards.

Due to the extreme quietness of both the muzzle blast and bullet flight noise with a truly silent weapon, one can shoot again and again with little fear of incoming. Neither of these weapons will have any muzzle flash to give away their location at night, to unaided human vision.

Whether heat sensitive infra red viewers (FLIR) would be able to spot their brief pulse of hot gasses exiting is not known by me. That would have to be tested before using such weapons against FLIR equipped opponents.

However a FLIR equipped opponent would easily see your body heat, so this may be a moot point. If many persons were about, and only some using silent weapons, FLIR might not be all that much of an advantage. Again that cannot be guessed at. Test if before you expose yourself, or learn from someone who has tested it.

One needs to be Flir literate before engaging such opponents; otherwise survival would be quite short.

This Finland site is recommended for those wanting to become silencer literate. The url is

The following site discusses the 22 silencer in enough detail that a novice could build one in circumstances where that became necessary.

In my opinion, one equipped with a very silent weapon would be at great advantage over others with noisy weapons, if he also carried out his strategy to take advantage of the stealth such weapons make possible.

Considering the ease of carrying large quantities of 22LR ammo, plus the range of 75 yards with about 2 inch practical grouping for commonly available scoped rifles, and the light weight and short length (about 30 inches overall) of such silent weapons, that would be my choice for urban type-three self defense operations. A folding stock could cut a foot off that for carrying length. Add a cheap, fixed laser to it which lights just before the trigger is pulled and it remains a useful weapons in near darkness when the eyes can just make-out outlines, but optical scopes and iron sights won't work. Of course such weapon with infrared (>900 NM wavelength) laser would be useful with cheap night vision goggles, and not visible to the unaided eye. The cheap $10 laser pointers will work if glued onto the silencer tube of a 22 caliber weapon, and probably would be stable on the slightly greater recoil of the .45 auto cartridge in a rifle. Bondo glues them on well. They must be positioned to point of bullet impact at about 50 yards. Mount them close to the bore as possible so at close ranges the bullet will be within less than a vertical inch from the spot. Then hold over or under to get 1/2 inch or less accuracy.

Of course an expensive night vision sight would be far superior to avoid incoming. Most such NV sights are not useful in daylight and an optical sight would be needed on the gun also. NV sights are also quite large. Not all can be removed and returned without having to re-sight them in.

So, one really needs to consider what type of survival he intends to prepare for, then choose a weapon that will do that job and is within his budget.

It appears rather plainly though, that a man who has no firearm at all will not likely survive any of the survival types for very long.

That's probably why we-the-people forbid governments ever, under any circumstances, interfering with our right to keep and bear the most modern technology in arms.

That we have permitted the US government and some renegade state governments to gradually do so, is to our own shame. It has resulted in most persons now being in rather poorly prepared for survival situations of type 3, which occur regularly worldwide, but only have occured about once a century in USA.

It appears a type 3 survival situation in USA is to be expected before long, from situations now boiling over.

In Finland, which twice suffered type 3 survival conditions, silencers are completely unregulated, and required. Nothing like nightmares of hindsight to cause politicians to leave the people alone.

In the USA, if Chinese troops accompanying Mexican troops which have been reported by border patrol officers to be firing on them, is true...

and a German bomber base to bomb future resisting Americans now exists in New Mexico, is true...

and Chinese ports in California and elsewhere on our seacoasts are true...

and their reported actions of smuggling fully automatic weapons to urban street gangs is true...

and the obvious sham gun confiscation laws "to protect children" and "to remove guns from criminals", continue...

soon even the village idiot will catch on, that a noose is being slowly slipped around his neck, to be yanked tight when the time is right.

The information herein might even assist that village idiot to survive when he wakes up to reality.

Silencers are of course illegal in USA. Guns will soon be it appears. Due to the international nature of the net however, both are fully legal in much of the world.

It is said that in the world of the blind, a one eye man is king.

I will add, that in a fully disarmed populace, a man with an autoloader with 60 round clip is also king.

And a single street urchin with a silent weapon can depose him.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Is Classic Lee Loader too slow?

If you load less than 100 rounds at a time, the Lee Loader
looks fast enough to me.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Firearms Freedom Act
The Firearms Freedom Act (FFA) is sweeping the Nation.
Originally introduced and passed in Montana, the FFA declares
that any firearms made and retained in-state are beyond the
authority of Congress under its constitutional power to regulate
commerce among the states.

Since its passage in Montana, a clone of the Firearms Freedom
Act has been enacted in Tennessee, and has been introduced in
the legislatures of Alaska, Texas, South Carolina, Minnesota and
Florida. Legislators in many other states have announced that
they will introduce FFA clones when their legislatures next convene.

The FFA is primarily a Tenth Amendment challenge to the powers
of Congress under the "commerce clause," with firearms as the
object - it is a state's rights exercise.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Who can you trust?

This is interesting, but unverified .

Please read the following and then make your own decision as to whether you'll continue to use Snopes or not.
(just the truth and the whole truth please and not slanted from a liberal agenda!)

Who watches the watchers?
Guess we have to use "Truth or Fiction" now.

For the past few years has positioned itself, or others
have labeled it, as the 'tell-all final word' on any comment, claim and
email. But for several years people tried to find out who exactly was
behind .

Only recently did Wikipedia get to the bottom of it - kinda makes you
wonder what they were hiding. Well, finally we know. It is run by a
husband and wife team - that's right, no big office of
investigators and researchers, no team of lawyers. It's just
a mom-and-pop operation that began as a hobby. David and Barbara
Mikkelson in the San Fernando Valley of California started the website
about 13 years ago - and they have no formal background or experience
in investigative research. After a few years it gained popularity
believing it to be unbiased and neutral, but over the past couple
of years people started asking questions who was behind it and did they
have a selfish motivation?

The reason for the questions - or skepticisms - is a result of claiming to have the bottom line facts to certain
questions or issue when in fact they have been proven wrong.
Also, there were criticisms the Mikkelsons were not
really investigating and getting to the 'true' bottom of various issues.

A few months ago, when my State Farm agent Bud Gregg in Mandeville
hoisted a political sign referencing Barack Obama and made a big splash
across the internet, 'supposedly' the Mikkelson's claim to
have researched this issue before posting their findings
on . In their statement they claimed the corporate office of
State Farm pressured Gregg into taking down the sign, when in fact
nothing of the sort 'ever' took place. I personally contacted David
Mikkelson (and he replied back to me) thinking he would want to get to
the bottom of this
and I gave him Bud Gregg's contact phone numbers – and Bud was going to
give him phone numbers to the big
exec's at State Farm in Illinois who would have been willing to speak
with him about it. He never called Bud. In fact, I learned from Bud
Gregg no one from ever contacted anyone with State Farm.
Yet, issued a statement as the 'final factual word' on the
issue as if they did all their homework and got to the bottom of things
- not!

Then it has been learned the Mikkelson's are very Democratic (party)
and extremely liberal. As we all now
know from this presidential election, liberals have a purpose agenda to
discredit anything that appears to be
conservative.. There has been much criticism lately over the internet
with people pointing out the Mikkelson's
liberalism revealing itself in their website findings. Gee, what a

So, I say this now to everyone who goes to to get what they
think to be the bottom line
facts...'proceed with caution.' Take what it says at face value and
nothing more. Use it only to lead you to
their references where you can link to and read the sources for
yourself. Plus, you can always Google a subject and do the research
yourself. It now seems apparent that's all the Mikkelson's do. After
all, I can personally vouch
from my own experience for their 'not' fully looking into things.

I have found this to be true also! Many videos of Obama I tried to
verify on Snopes and they said they were False.... Then they gave their
Liberal slant....!!! I have suspected some problems with snopes for
some time now, but I have only caught them in half-truths. If there is any
subjectivity they do an immediate full left rudder. Truth
or a better source for verification, in my

I have recently discovered that is owned by a flaming
liberal and this man is in the tank for Obama. There are many things
they have listed on their site as a hoax and yet you can go to Youtube
yourself and find the video of Obama actually saying these things. So
you see, you cannot and should not trust for
anything that remotely resembles truth! I don't even trust them
to tell me if email chains are hoaxes anymore.

A few conservative speakers on Myspace told me about
Well, I found out for myself that it is true. Anyway just FYI
please don't use anymore for fact checking and make your
friends aware of their political leanings as well. Many people still
think is neutral and they can be trusted as factual. We need
to make sure everyone is aware that that is a hoax in itself.
If this is true Who can you trust?? (Answer: Yourself)

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Stealth bag
The StealthBag was tested on a variety of commercial and
military-grade infrared detection equipment. The highly regarded
FLIR, Inc. Model 2000AB chopper-mounted IR detector (oper-
ating in the 8-14 micron wavelength range), was unable during
a 30-minute test to locate three individuals inside StealthBags.
When the original LAND/Shark was introduced, SOF ran tests
with a Life-Finder hand-held IR detector, with similar results.
Weighing less than a G.I. poncho, the StealthBag comes
vacuum-packed for long-term storage in a mylar bag, in a 600
-denier nylon carrying pouch. After a knife, this is now the first
item that gets put in our go pack, for certain protection against
whatever elements one may encounter on land, sea or air.
end excerpt

Saturday, July 25, 2009

all meat diet very healthy

Eskimos Prove An All Meat Diet
Provides Excellent Health
News You Can Use

This web site will prove that eating red meat and natural animal fats while restricting carbohydrates is not only healthy but will prevent and cure many diseases.

Adventures in Diet Part 1
By Vilhjalmur Stefansson
Harper's Monthly Magazine, November 1935.
(start excerpt)
In 1906 I went to the Arctic with the food tastes and beliefs of the average American. By 1918, after eleven years as an Eskimo among Eskimos, I had learned things which caused me to shed most of those beliefs. Ten years later I began to realize that what I had learned was going to influence materially the sciences of medicine and dietetics. However, what finally impressed the scientists and converted many during the last two or three years, was a series of confirmatory experiments upon myself and a colleague performed at Bellevue Hospital, New York City, under the supervision of a committee representing several universities and other organizations.
Not so long ago the following dietetic beliefs were common: To be healthy you need a varied diet, composed of elements from both the animal and vegetable kingdoms. You got tired of and eventually felt a revulsion against things if you had to eat them often. This latter belief was supported by stories of people who through force of circumstances had been compelled, for instance, to live for two weeks on sardines and crackers and who, according to the stories, had sworn that so long as they lived they never would touch sardines again. The Southerners had it that nobody can eat a quail a day for thirty days.
(end excerpt)

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Olive oil

I read that olive oil has been used in cooking, as medicine,
to soothe ear aches, in lamps, and in guns.
Before petroleum oil was available circa 1859 people used
olive oil to lubricate and clean guns. It left the bore of
muzzleloaders smooth as glass and easy to load and clean.
Some gun oils have a strong odour which many recognize.
It might be just was well if your piece smells like olive oil.
I have not yet used olive oil in my guns, but I will use it on
one to see how it does. If you have used it on guns
please tell us the result good or bad.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Cayenne - one of God's wonderful creations
From the October 1999 Idaho Observer:

Cayenne: A stimulant Herb by Dr. John Christopher

Cayenne is one of God's wonderful herbal creations that never ceases to amaze! Lecturing recently, we heard the following story:

One told how he had cut deeply with a sharp instrument the inside of his hand, fingers and palm. The blood spurted out in streams. He poured a large amount of cayenne pepper into the wound, and within seconds the blood flow slowed down to congealed dripping and the bleeding stopped entirely before many seconds had passed.

With a goodly amount of cayenne covering the wound, he then wrapped it. He was so excited about the rapid results he could hardly wait for the regular herb meeting. But, as he said, the "punch line" was lost, because instead of a nasty ragged scar to show how severely he had been hurt, the area was healed and there was no scar.

Many of the old herbalists claim that in cases of severe cuts, gunshot wounds, etc., cayenne can be taken internally as a tea and the bleeding will stop by the time, in most cases, you can count to ten.

Cayenne goes immediately into the bloodstream and adjusts the blood pressure from the top of the head, to the bottom of the feet, equalizing pressure over the whole body. This takes the high pressure, which causes rapid bleeding, away from the wound and clotting starts immediately.

Cayenne has been accepted by some of the orthodox medical profession, as mentioned in Merck Index, Maleria Medica and Pharmocology and other standard volumes.

Let's go into more detail. In the first place cayenne is classified as a "stimulant." Stimulants are herbal agents that quicken, excite and increase nervous sensibility, thereby stimulating the functional activity and energy of the body. These herbs (stimulants) are naturalsanative substances (Remember that alcohol is not a stimulant, but an irritant and a depressant). Stimulants increase the power of the pulse and carry the blood to all parts of the body, tending to equalize and restore the balance of circulation in all parts.

Cayenne has been used for ages to aid stomach ulcer cases. We have seen some of the extremely painful cases given relief, and then healed by using cayenne faithfully each day over a period of weeks or months. It should be used until pains are gone and permanent relief is assured.

A story flashes back to my mind of an interesting case of stomach ulcers. A lady had been attending our herbal lecture series for some time. One day she told us about her husband's severe case of stomach ulcers. The recommendation from their doctor was to have part of his stomach removed, but he said he would rather suffer the pain than risk such an operation. He also refused his wife's suggestion to try cayenne, ridiculing her studies.

When he would see me in town, he would bellow, "Hello, Doc! Killed anybody with cayenne, today?" He became so obnoxious, I avoided him when I could. Months went by and one day I saw him coming down the street toward me. I tried to avoid him, but he came, "head on." This time I was amazed, because there was not cutting remarks or sarcasm. In fact, he was very apologetic and asked if he could talk to me for a minute, and then told me this story.

He had come home from work one night, "sick enough to die," with stomach ulcers.

His wife was not home. He was in such pain he wanted to commit suicide. He went to the medicine cabinet to find some kind of medicine poisonous and deadly enough to kill him. But he discovered his wife had thrown out the old bottles of pharmaceutical medicine. All that was left in the medicine cupboard were some herbs and a large container of cayenne pepper. He was so angry that, upon seeing the cayenne, figured it, in a large dose, would kill him by burning him up.

He took a heaping tablespoon of the cayenne in a glass of hot water, gulped it down and rushed into the bedroom. He fell upon the bed and covered his head with a pillow so the neighbors couldn't hear his "dying screams."

The next thing he knew, his wife was shaking him awake the next morning. She told him he had slept all night (instead of being up every half hour for anti-acid tablets). To his amazement he discovered that the pain was gone, for the first time in months. He continued using cayenne three times a day faithfully.

I have had a very interesting life watching thousands of people receive successful results with the use of herbs. Many calls and letters come from people who say their lives have been changed to healthier and more pleasant living through the use of herbs.

Cayenne is one of the finest healing, nutritional herbs known to mankind. It is not a drug, it is a food of the highest value. I personally have used it faithfully for well over thirty years. This is one reason I have the strength and energy to lecture in 40 to 50 cities a year all over the United States and Canada, i.e., one week on the west coast, next week in Canada, and the following week Ohio or New York!

With natural living, the use of cayenne and other herbs, I, at my age, have been fortunate enough to not suffer "jet lag" with all this year 'round traveling.

I praise the Lord for the knowledge of herbology and hope its words will spread rapidly.

The Late Dr. Christopher is revered by physicians and health practitioners of many disciplines all over the world as the father of modern herbology. Though he is no longer with us, the works of this wonderful man still serve to better the lives of ordinary people in teaching them how to take better care of themselves by using the tools God gave us -- our own minds and the plants of the earth.

Last month we focused on other uses of cayenne papper, such as its ability to strengthen the immune system by raising the body temperature, oxygenating the cells, stimulating the removal of toxins and alkalinizing our bodies so that anaerobic bacteria and viruses no longer have a ripe breeding ground. With the recent proliferation of chemtrails throughout the country and the spraying of malathion over New York City, it is more important than ever before to cleanse our bodies of excess toxins, consume more organic fruits, vegetables and whole grains and do all we can to strengthen our immune systems so that our bodies won't store the poisons we are being continually exposed to. One of the easiest ways of incorporating cayenne pepper into your daily regimen is to start out your day with a glass of cayenne lemonade made in the following manner: Take the juice of one whole lemon and mix with 8-12 ounces of distilled or purifies water, 1 teaspoon of 40,000 H.U. cayenne pepper and 1 tablespoon of grade B maple syrup. Consume one half hour before eating breakfast. This is the best way to protect yourself (and treat yourself if you do get sick) during the winter cold and flu season.

Our November and December Back to Basics columns will focus on the importance of fasting, colon cleansing and getting rid of parasites. Dr. Hulda Clark, who was recently arrested for practicing medicine without a license, has helped thousands of people with chronic and degenerative diseases overcome them by cleansing the body of parasites and eliminating common packaged foods and hygiene products which encourage parasite infestation. Also, our November edition will include two important reports on recent vaccination news: The CDC satellite broadcast to the nation's health departments for training purposes on September 16, 1999, entitled "Immunization Update" and the meeting of the U.S. Congress Subcommittee on Criminal Justice, Human Resources and Drug Policy on September 28, 1999, entitled "Compensating Vaccine Injuries: Are Reforms Needed?" Due to space constraints, they were not able to be included in this month's edition of The Idaho Observer and we focused on other important vaccine news instead (See pages 16-17).

A near perfect food to cache

What common food is a near perfect meal in itself,
stores for long periods and does not need to be cooked
or refrigerated?
This site shows the nutrients in sunflower seeds..
Give your kids SFS for snacks on car trips. They will
not be as wildly hyper as those who eat candy. (SFS
will not keep them from asking if we are there yet.)
You can add sunflower seeds to pancake dough. If
you like extra crunchy, use unshelled.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Hornfrog's fish story

I took some young folks down to the Bosque River, west of

Waco, Texas to do some fishing. One of my nephews was in

the group. All the kids had bought fancy and fairly high

priced fishing rods and tackle, etc. I brought the fishing kit

I had in my pocket which just has essentials in it. I did not

bring a rod and reel at all. The kids thought I was not going

to do any fishing because I had not brought a rod and reel.

When we got down to the river and settled on a good spot

they all started casting around. I pulled up a stout weed that

grows in this area, stripped it down to just the main stem and

rigged up a simple and very basic rig. Since the Bosque is

really just a small river and in many places not much more

than a creek, I could get my hook into the middle very easily.

Using a little feathered jig I quickly caught six nice (keeper size)

small mouth bass, two perch and four brim. I had a nice stringer

of fish and all pan size. Nothing big but "good eats." The kids

were amazed at this silly demonstration. They were catching

some fish but could not believe I had matched or out done each

of them with their fancy rigs. My nephew put up his rod and

fished with a rig I made up for him and he laughed every time

he caught something with my "poor boy" outfit.. He told, "Man,

I paid $80.00 for that rod and reel but I can catch the same fish

with this thing!" I took the jig off of mine, caught some small

grasshoppers beside the creek and did just as well with them.

The kids had never realized that fishing could really be done

and very simply with just some line, hooks, split shot sinkers,

etc., which could all be carried in a small container, a 35mm

film canister, in their pockets. That little session made my day!