Independence Day – 2020

Two days from now is Independence Day.  July 4th.  The day we celebrate the birth of our country, and the removal of a tyrannical government.

In two days, we will see just how free a people we are.  Many states (Dem controlled) have canceled any celebrations – due to a virus.

Antifa/BLM/RevComs are planning something for that day.  We’ve all been forced to “mask up in public” in many places.  It becomes clear that everyone is being forced to do this, because the rioters and anarchists are doing it.

Why?  Because “Now you can’t tell normal people from the bad people”.  Think about that awhile.

But, we digress…. on the 4th of July, there are special units created within the Department of Homeland Security.  They have been placed around the country to defend our statues and monuments.  Trump signed an EO to put attackers in jail for ten years. (Personally, we have issues with EOs dictating law, but we’ll see how that goes).

Today, he sent out a video, which we encourage you to watch.

(https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1278673786913599488)

We feel he has essentially called up on the American People, indeed the Militia to act on this, and to stand by for defense of our monuments, and indeed, our way of life.  He’s very careful to not say the words “militia” but the “Vast Silent Majority”; the people.  Americans.

Why do we believe this?  Because, friends, YOU are the militia. We, the PEOPLE.  In the words of those who founded this country in the first place, you will find the reasoning.  In the second place, if you allow the defunding of police, then you, yourself become the police.

George Mason: “I ask you sir, who are the militia? They consist now of the whole people.” (Elliott, Debates, 425-426)

Tenche Coxe: “Who are the militia? Are they not ourselves? Is it feared, then, that we shall turn our arms each man against his own bosom. Congress have no power to disarm the militia. Their swords, and every other terrible implement of the soldier, are the birthright of an American… The unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or state governments, but, where I trust in God it will ever remain, in the hands of the people.” – Tenche Coxe, The Pennsylvania Gazette, Feb. 20, 1788.

Joseph Story: “The militia is the natural defense of a free country against sudden foreign invasions, domestic insurrections, and domestic usurpations of power by rulers. It is against sound policy for a free people to keep up large military establishments and standing armies in time of peace, both from the enormous expenses, with which they are attended, and the facile means, which they afford to ambitious and unprincipled rulers, to subvert the government, or trample upon the rights of the people.” – Joseph Story. Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States. 3 vols. Boston, 1833.

George Washington: “A free people ought not only to be armed and disciplined but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government.”

We are on the verge of war.  It’s not what you think.  It’s not “us against the government”, it was never going to be like that, regardless of you folks who thought so.  It’s going to be Us, the People, against the Marxist forces marshaling against us now.

https://westernrifleshooters.us/2020/07/01/its-close/

ANTIFAFORCES

We are all against “fascism”, but these guys are communist agents, and they intend harm to America, to you, your family, and the government of the USA.

Don’t be deceived.  We are not fascists, we are AMERICANS.  Be prepared.

https://gunsinthenews.com/independence-day-heralds-in-a-marxist-counter-revolution/

Edit: Intel: For all you in the PNW, this is the Puget Sound John Brown Gun Club. The guy at the left front is featured in most of their social media pics.

We Organize Against Fascism.

We work to counter the rise of fascist and far-right groups and entities in the Puget Sound (Salish Sea) region.

That includes disrupting fascists and their structures to keep them from effectively organizing, and especially resisting fascists holding public events and maintaining a public presence.

 

IMPORTANT NOTE: Back in the 18th century, a “regular” army meant an army that had standard military equipment. So a “well regulated” army was simply one that was “well equipped” and organized. It does not refer to a professional army. The 17th century folks used the term “standing army” or “regulars” to describe a professional army. Therefore, “a well regulated militia” only means a well equipped militia that was organized and maintained internal discipline. It does not imply the modern meaning of “regulated,” which means controlled or administered by some superior entity. Federal control over the militia comes from other parts of the Constitution, but not from the Second Amendment.

Black and White

You all think this is all black and white…. pun intended.

You’re all, both sides being misled.

It’s no longer going to require police to stop the damage and destruction. It will require men who will stand up, take a stand and take violence to the threat.

We are AT WAR.  This is not a joke. This is not fear mongering.  It’s a simple fact.

They are using George Floyd and BLM for their own purposes and Americans are standing by stupidly arguing with each other.

Make NO MISTAKE NOW, these people are not normal people who are simply upset over racism. The handlers of BLM, Antifa, and some of the other splinter hate groups, including some of the supposed “white supremacists” (Who are also as fake as many of the BLM people) are NOT regular “Americans”.

They are trained organizers, and hateful Marxists bent on the destruction of the United States of America, a capitalist society, and anything “Western”.

They seek nothing less than American capitulation and destruction.  They are the driving force behind the BLM movement.  They are the driving force behind Antifa (mostly white in case you’ve not noted this).

It’s past time to fight back and it’s going to get bloody.

It’s certainly NOT all “black and white” any more.

Stop believing the media and stand with other Americans against this outrageous nonsense.

STAND TOGETHER AGAINST THE REAL ENEMY WITHIN!!

BLM Confirms Marxist Cause

Marxists in America are the Enemy

America is under attack.

Antifa, BLM, Arachists.

It’s time the Governors stood up to this nonsense and shut them down.

Let me be very clear here.  I’m not a racist.  I’m ANTI-MARXIST.

BLM and their movement, while in theory was a good idea, has been usurped by Marxists.

They speak openly of their association with Marxism. 

Thus… regardless of your color, or your country of origin, regardless of your religion, regardless of where you live… if you are a Marxist, you are the ENEMY of American people.

America knows this now.

If you want a war… you’ll have it.  We won’t back down and we don’t want your brand of hatred here in America.

Dangers of the BLM movement

https://conventionofstates.com/news/the-antifa-takeover-of-seattle-isn-t-a-people-s-revolt-it-s-tyranny

Western Rifle Shooters, WordPress and Facebook: Attacking Free Speech

As you might have noted, this is a WordPress.com blog.  It’s “free”, otherwise, we have to buy a domain name, pay for it, and pay for a server, and software etc.

To be truly free, perhaps we need to do so.

A few days ago, it was reported (as I also did) that Western Rifle Shooters blog went down.  I posted a screen shot.

Today, on Facebook someone asked me about it.

I attempted to send them the link.

Lo and Behold!

Facebook does not allow the link EITHER.

Screenshot from 2020-06-12 14-59-22

(Link: https://westernrifleshooters.wordpress.com/)

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If you do NOT THINK or BELIEVE there is a direct attack on Conservative Speech, then you’re a idiot.  And if you support it, you’re worse, you’re  a criminal and a Communist.

 

About APRC

This is the “ABOUT” page of this site, and it needs to be repeated.  The following is the text on the “About”, if you click it.

I am an American. I am a Patriot. I believe in the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence and I have read and understand the history of this country.  I have read the Federalist Papers. I have studied the Revolutionary War and it’s reasons.  I took an oath, not once, but six separate times when enlisting and re-enlisting in the US military to “uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States, against all enemies, foreign and domestic.”

I take that oath seriously.  I’m not going to stand still while the Congress or Executive Branches make unconstitutional laws aimed at disarming me, my family, friends or Americans, nor while they try to slam the door on Freedom of Speech for the people of this country, the Press (which includes bloggers).  There is no inherent right to any one group to be able to “have their say” above all others.

There are NO “common sense laws” when it comes to guns. There are no laws on the books now or that can be created that would have stopped Aurora, Sandy Hook, or even the Fireman killer in New York.  There were already laws on the books against what they did.  The law didn’t stop them.  Taking guns from innocent and law abiding Americans merely makes them susceptible to criminals and worse to Tyranny of the Government.

I will further state clearly and for the record. I’m not a “terrorist”.  I’m an American born and raised in the country.  I own guns and know how to use them. Unlike others I probably don’t have enough “guns, money and lawyers” to fight back, and as another blogger famously once said “You can squish me like a bug”. But like him, I won’t squish myself.

If I’m ever “gone after” my entire family knows I’m not someone to threaten. I never threaten. But if I am threatened, I will stop that threat cold.  Don’t threaten me.  You may not like me, you might want me to shut up, but you’re better off walking away without starting a fight.

I am not a Racist. I’m not associated with any “White Supremacist Groups” and I abhor them as much as I do “Black Supremacist Groups” – that includes the KKK and the New Black Panthers. Both are wrong.

I’m not a “homophobe”.  I don’t care who you marry, who you date or what you do in your bedroom.  Don’t expect me to “affirm” it.  Don’t expect me to much care one way or the other.  Do what you like, but leave me alone and out of it.  Got it?

I’m not an “Islamaphobe”.  I don’t like what is going on in the Middle East.  I’ve been there.  There is plenty of history there, but all of it eventually leads to violence over Islam.  Islam advocates the murder of innocents, the stoning of women, the murder of children, the beheading of “infidels”.  Anyone, ANYONE who isn’t Muslim and doesn’t follow Islam is considered an infidel.  Not much room for tolerance is there?  I refuse to tolerate Islam in my face any more than I will allow any other religion being forced on me.  If you are Muslim and decide you don’t like me, guess what? This is America, I don’t care.  Move along, leave me alone and I won’t bother you.  Hurt Americans, my family or friends and you will pay.

Government: You work for me, not the other way around.  I’m not a slave, I’m not a peasant and I’ve worked hard all my life.  I have worked in and for the US Government for a very long time.  I’m tired of the politics, the bureaucracy and the egotistical way the so-called “leaders” in this age think they can do whatever they wish with no consequences.  The time of these “Life Long Bureaucrats” is coming to an end, and it will come sooner than you think.

All I want is for Americans to be LEFT ALONE by the Government.  All I want is for America to remain Free.   No more government “oversight” on the public.  It is time for public oversight on the Government.

I am not “anti-government” (I’m anti-BIG-government, I’ve got no problem with the government, I do however take issue with those running it with their own agendas).

I’m not a leader in a militia or any other “group”. In fact, I do belong to the NRA and GOA, at least for now. I DO believe in my second Amendment rights and will defend them by whatever means I have and for as long as I’m alive – regardless of whether I support the NRA and GOA.

I am not “into Conspiracies” and have actively for the better part of 20 years attempted to debunk or prove them wrong, Right Wing, or Left Wing.  I will continue with the blog to question conspiracy theories.

The Bill of Rights is not the Bill of Needs. I don’t ask for anything from anyone, and I’ve served this country for 37 years.  It’s time this country stood down from illegal surveillance, illegally over taxing citizens, illegally stopping one side of the political spectrum so the other side can gain power.  It is time for this to go back to Common Sense and lose the “Progressive Mindset”.  Progressiveness is not “Progress”.  It is Communism, plain and simple and we Americans DEMAND it be removed from our government, from our halls of Justice, from the Military, from Congress, and from the White House.

I’m one of millions and one in a million. I won’t “shut up”, I won’t “shut down” and if you shut down my blog I’ll start another one, and another one.

Americans, unite against Tyranny.  Unite against the Anti-Constitutionalists who are trying to remove our right to self defense (and the right to defend ourselves against Tyranny).

It is past time to awaken American Patriots!

Let Anarchy Reign?

On my wife’s Facebook memories this morning she re-posted some dialog between Frodo Baggins and Sam Gamgee, regarding some things in our lives. Her cancer, my heart issues – she’s shared it several times. Each time she has shared this the world as we know it has been changed for us… by her cancer. By my previous heart issues. Our hearts being broken by a family member who has refused contact from us, because, of all things, politics.

In 1937 John Ronald Reuel “J.R.R.” Tolkien published the Hobbit. The Lord of the Rings series completed between 1954 and 1955. Before that time, in June 1916, newly commissioned lieutenant Tolkien kissed his newly married wife goodbye. He boarded the transport to Calais, France. On July 1st, one of the bloodiest battles in human history took place near the Somme River. That day, his closest friend was killed and Tolkien himself, forever changed.

Tolkien, like Bilbo Baggins and later his nephew Frodo, were changed by their experiences. We know this because Tolkien himself even said so.

“An author cannot, of course, remain wholly unaffected by his experience.” – JRR Tolkien.

https://www.thetolkienforum.com/threads/lotr-the-second-edition-foreword-by-tolkien.16713/

Today, my wife once again shared the scene of Frodo and Sam, because yet again, our world has gone dark, gloomy and is becoming dangerous again.

I want you to read this scene from The Lord of the Rings, please. It’s very important.

Consider this:

FRODO: I can’t do this, Sam.

SAM: I know. It’s all wrong. By rights we shouldn’t even be here. But we are. It’s like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo. The ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger they were. And sometimes you didn’t want to know the end.

Because how could the end be happy. How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad had happened.

But in the end, it’s only a passing thing, this shadow. Even darkness must pass. A new day will come. And when the sun shines it will shine out the clearer. Those were the stories that stayed with you. That meant something. Even if you were too small to understand why.

But I think, Mr. Frodo, I do understand. I know now. Folk in those stories had lots of chances of turning back only they didn’t. Because they were holding on to something.

FRODO: What are we holding on to, Sam?

SAM: That there’s some good in this world, Mr. Frodo. And it’s worth fighting for.

This my friends, is what we all must consider.

America is a shining star. We’re not a Third World Country. We are the greatest Nation it ever rise from meager beginnings. We are greater than Rome in our military power, we don’t seek to build and Empire as the Romans once did, we seek to FREE people of this world, not enslave them.

Indeed, America IS a free country, though many will argue against this and cite things like having to have fishing licenses, drivers licenses, and that police are akin to a military. Those things are true, but they do not define a country. They define a “government”.

The United States is not a “Government”. We are a Republic, run by the people of this Great Country. The government is US. The People. Not some “leader” we elect. They are our servants. Not our leaders.

We allow those who sit in public offices to make decisions that we ourselves believe we are incapable of doing, or we are simply lazy and don’t want to do this job. We’ve allowed Congress, Governors, Mayors and City Councils to become “all powerful” in their abilities and appointments. The old idiom, “Give them an inch, and they’ll take a mile” comes to mind.

We have given up, become lazy or we simply don’t care enough, to become involved any more. We gave the so-called leaders that inch. They’ve proceeded to take a mile, or three, and have removed themselves from making the difficult decisions they were put in office to do.

Now we have a group of rioters who ran the police out of Downtown Seattle. The Mayor who refuses to send the police back in, to take back the city. A Governor claiming “it was news to him” that this even happened. And a President who has threatened to fix it, if the Mayor will not.

This should never have to rise to the level of a President. It’s in the hands of the people, not the President, not the Governor, not the Mayor, and apparently now, not even the police.

Our country didn’t become a country without some hard work, and eventual blood shed. The United States has not stayed a country without blood shed. We have Anarchists, and Marxists trying to destroy our country from within.

It’s time the Anarchists are stopped. This is not France, this is not going to be a Civil War over rights, but it will be over American Values. You can either stand with the Anarchists or stand with the Americans. You have that choice now and in the future, you will not if the Anarchists win.

We either need to stand up and polish off that star, stand firm against Anarchy, and those who would disable the Police, Military, and our Rights, or we’re doomed to fall to the Orc Army of Sauron. Evil stands and dares us all. And that evil has taken over the minds of many, bringing them in with offers of free money, less work, and yes, even, “Civil Rights”. Promises of things they can not deliver, and we all already have…. work, civil rights, freedoms.

Even though we all have Civil Rights, we have a Constitution which guarantees us all the same rights, people argue how bad it is. Even though we can defend ourselves, legally, there are those who believe guns are evil. Because we want a wall to protect the country, it’s called bad. It’s ‘racist’ to show ID to vote. And yet those same people in Seattle have built a wall, are carrying weapons, threatening those living in the area, demanding identification.

Do we sit on our collective asses, and allow the Underprivileged Collectivists to force upon the rest of us their Radical collectivism, or do we stand up and say “ENOUGH!”

It is up to each and every one of us to take a stand.

If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything.

Riots, America, and the destruction of the USA. ALERT AMERICANS FIGHT BACK

Comrades. Green New Deal. Antifa. Commies. Revolution. Minneapolis riots. Radicalization. Youth Climate Strike. Leftists. George Floyd Riots. Young People Indoctrination. Setting buildings on fire is legitimate….

Folks. Listen to this Video.

Blame yourselves if America Fails.

https://www.bitchute.com/video/HyP2LSwFAbZd/

Defend the Constitution Now

The “Narrative” Falters, and the Investigations will begin.
Folks, Freedom has never been free.  It costs blood, money and lives.  Today we stand on the edge of an abyss, where the sheep are destined to die, not as a free people, but as sheep led to the slaughter.  Fear, and shame have forced you into your homes.  Lies from the media, padded numbers, lack of information and data in the beginning have wrought a huge and undeniable political mess.
We have allowed the Left, the Leftist Governors, and the wannabe petty tyrants in every level of government get out of control, and to control you!  All over a virus.  All over the words “It’s for your safety.”
 
For weeks I have stated, regardless of a virus of whatever “virility” it has, the Constitution, our Rights as Americans have been and are being violated consistently.
 
I have around me people who state over and over “it’s not illegal for a governor” to do what they have done.
 
Or “Wear a mask!” or “we all need to stay home or DIE!”
 
But, what every, last one of these people misunderstand is the Oath of office I took several times, beginning more than forty-five years ago to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic, and that oath never ran out. It didn’t mean “Fighting just commies” or enemies of America.
 
That oath has nothing to do with a virus, or my health.
 
It MEANT and MEANS to DEFEND and UPHOLD THE CONSTITUTION of the UNITED STATES.
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Governors FORCING people by edict into their homes against their will, telling them “you will die” is not only illegal, it’s against the Constitution of the United States, and nearly every Constitution of every state.
 
Businesses have been shut down. People are going hungry. Stores are out of food, supplies, and no one can go outside.
 
All because a few people felt power because of this virus. And others are made to feel powerless over the virus. Whether this virus is deadly or not isn’t relevant. What IS relevant are the people who can’t work because of ILLEGAL orders (Executive orders) from Governors.
 
I’ve explained this over and over, but executive orders are meant to manage agencies under the Executive (President, governor, mayor etc). Mayors haven’t the authority to close cities. Governors haven’t the authority to close their states. The President hasn’t the authority to place the entire US on House Arrest either (and God Forbid if he put out such an EO right now – the Left would all die as their heads exploded saying it was illegal, think about that a minute).
 
Legislatures make laws. NOT Governors, and certainly not by executive order. Especially not to control Citizens’ behaviors.
 
Now these illegal orders by Governors and by various “smaller bureaucrats” like the one in this letter from the State of Colorado, (and this one to the North Carolina governor), are about to find out just how illegal their actions were.
 
I’m by no means a lawyer – but I can certainly understand High School Civics, and don’t try to “interpret the law”; I read it for what it is, and I study the various cases associated with such things.
 
America was founded on the Declaration of Independence, and it was based on the same nonsense happening here; petty overloads pretending to be governors sent by some “King” as his voice abused the people of their country, the Colonists.
 
The same thing is happening now. The faces and names have changed, the system of government is no longer a Monarchy, but, there are those that WANT it to be.
 
A virus might kill everyone, but by God it’s our right to be a Free People; not under house arrest for months.
 
It is HIGH TIME to open the states, the businesses and let people get back to being NORMAL.
 
All over this country, Americans are revolting against these illegal orders, reopening their businesses, police and sheriffs refusing to cite citizens for not wearing masks, or reopening their shops. People are sick and tired of the tyranny of a few Governors.
 
It doesn’t take a genius to see which Governors are the culprits either. It’s about to bite a certain political party directly in the ass too; and every, single governor who wanted to play “King”.
 
So I say to all Americans, if you’re scared of the virus, YOU stay home. If you’re terrified you might die if you contract it, then YOU wear a mask. If you’re worried about it so much, that you have to tell others “what to do” then YOU ARE THE PROBLEM.
 
If, however, you believe in America as I do, then stand up, be counted now, contact those governors and tell them you’re done playing this game. Time’s up. We’re going back to normal in SPITE of them.
 
The Governors all these states need to stand down, and do it tonight, or there’s going to be hell to pay sooner than later.
 
DO NOT be SURPRISED in November at what is going to happen to those who kept their states closed, or to people like Pelosi and the rest of that group.
 
Your time is up.
Attached are copies of the letters:ncletterCoLetter

Gate Keepers of “Truth”

Today I discovered something I already knew in my gut.

YOU are NOT ALLOWED to have a DIFFERENT OPINION.

Youtube, Facebook, Twitter, WordPress and other such places are removing ANY information or data contrary to what they want you to know.

No, I didn’t really just “discover it” I suppose. I have know it. But today, I got actual, hard evidence.

Seeing a movie on Facebook about “Plandemic” – this covid virus – and how it was a PLANNED thing, rather than an accident, Youtube removed the movie.  I went hunting for further information.

I found WordPress has removed several sites talking about it.

So, if MY site suddenly vanishes, you will know why, it’s NOT because *I* took it down.

Here is the video:  https://www.bitchute.com/video/NPYdyZpSZCEA/

Go there, read the links and download and pass this video along.

You are being conditioned to believe that those who stand up for their rights are selfish, extreme, irresponsible, irrational, hateful and lawless.

YOU ARE BEING CONDITIONED. YOU ARE BEING BRAINWASHED.  You are listening to the propaganda, and you are FALLING FOR THE LIES.

We are a thinking people.  We are a reasoning people.  We are capable of making our own decisions.  We do NOT need a government to “baby sit” us.  We do not WANT a government to tell us how to act, behave, where to go, when to go, how to go, what to do or how to do it.

We the People of the United States of America control these so-called law makers in Congress and in the state Legislatures.  It’s time to remove them.

Well past time.

 

Real or Fake News?

Friday, 1 May 2020, the CDC updated their numbers.

I pulled the screen shot below from Facebook.

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As of May 1, the CDC saying there were 64,283 deaths.

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(From CDC – https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-updates/cases-in-us.html)

In REALITY, the death tolls being reported by the CDC on their main page are MISLEADING at best, lies at worst.

The following is ALSO a screen shot, directly from the CDC.

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Where are they getting these? (CDC)  Read their data to find out – but to summarize, they are pulling it from death certificates across the country.  They also put out a letter stating that if someone dies, and they have been tested and have the Covid virus, the reporting officials are supposed to put “Covid” on the death certificate.

(See:  https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvss/coronavirus/Alert-2-New-ICD-code-introduced-for-COVID-19-deaths.pdf)

Should “COVID-19” be reported on the death certificate only with a confirmed test?

COVID-19 should be reported on the death certificate for all decedents where the disease caused or is assumed to have caused or contributed to death. Certifiers should include as much detail as possible based on their knowledge of the case, medical records, laboratory testing, etc. If the decedent had other chronic conditions such as COPD or asthma that may have also contributed, these conditions can be reported in Part II. (See attached Guidance for Certifying COVID-19 Deaths)

This is called “padding the numbers”.  Because they want it reported as COVID-19, if a patient had COPD, the other parts are “reported on part II” of their forms, thereby allowing data entry to only show “Covid”.

So a patient that dies from pneumonia caused by covid, flu, or any other cause is being reported as “Covid-19”.

What we are seeing is a deliberate, and politically motivated attempt to show many more deaths in the USA related to this Chinese Virus, than actually caused by the virus.

Do we believe there is no virus?  Not at all. We are sure there is a virus.  We are not sure it was ever a virus that we should have made a bigger issue of, than H1N1 or SARS,  or MERS, however.  (This virus IS a SARS like virus though, so we DO understand that it MIGHT have been a very dangerous virus, and understand the original precautions.  At this point though, should be continue those precautions and shut down the entire US Economy over a “maybe”?)

Do we think it is dangerous?  Probably at least as dangerous as the worst flu you can imagine, and that means that many of people who are elderly, already is poor health or affected by other diseases like COPD, asthma, or other respiratory illnesses could be placed in danger by this virus.  Likely it is not as dangerous to many people as some other virus might be, but more dangerous than some.  H1N1 and various strains of this swine flu have been around for more than 100 years, and every time it rears it’s ugly head, people die.  The Spanish Flu (which was actually a CHINESE ORIGINATED flu) was also H1N1.  Masks and quarantines did little to stop that flu as well.

Do we believe the media about this virus?  No, emphatically not now.  In the beginning we were ALL willing to do what it takes to prevent the spread.  We stayed home. We wore masks.  Some people attempted to corner the market on hand sanitizer and for some unknown reason, toilet paper.  But, we stayed home, willingly closed our businesses, stayed away from others.  As for 17 March in most places, several states closed down, many more followed suit.

It has been very close to seven weeks for many states, cities and townships.  The Hot Spots like New York are still seeing spikes, because, for whatever reason the virus was already spread.  Places that have closed perhaps mitigated the spread.  But, perhaps not.  We just don’t know.

What we HAVE accomplished is to scare people who are otherwise quite reasonable people, who understand that to be immune to something you generally have to be exposed to it, and develop antibodies.  The other thing we have accomplished is social isolation – for a species of reasoning creatures whose very existence is dependent up on contact with others, the human race.

The other thing we’ve accomplished with isolation is to prevent people from being exposed to this virus, thereby giving them a higher chance of catching it worse than if they had been exposed on a normal basis.

Herd immunity, or Community Immunity is something that happens.  Here’s a excerpt from a medical site explaining it:

Herd Immunity

Herd immunity, or community immunity, is when a large part of the population of an area is immune to a specific disease. If enough people are resistant to the cause of a disease, such as a virus or bacteria, it has nowhere to go.

While not every single individual may be immune, the group as a whole has protection. This is because there are fewer high-risk people overall. The infection rates drop, and the disease peters out.

Herd immunity protects at-risk populations. These include babies and those whose immune systems are weak and can’t get resistance on their own.

For those interested in how your body behaves during a cold virus, as well as the information on the type of viruses that can cause a cold, see this link.

By the way, one of the viruses that causes “colds” is… none other than the Corona Virus.

Finally, check out this link, to see how you can improve your own immune system.

Basically, our conclusion is that this virus was mostly hyperbole, and worse for some, while not affecting others at all, or they had very light symptoms and didn’t even know they were exposed.  It’s appearing more and more like the greatest and worse aspect of this entire virus was a “Gun and Right grabbing” group of people who are currently attempting to take advantage of the “national emergency” by  declaring a local or state emergency, in an effort to extend and push an agenda of “Removal of Rights by Fiat”.

By making some sort of legal-sounding order and convincing millions of people to follow that order for some period of time (in general a few months for a reasonable-person-standard) you apply a rule that isn’t law and make it “law” by fiat.  (Please go understand how “reasonable person standard” is used in law!)

A Mayor, or Governor has NO RIGHT to close legitimate businesses, cancel far-in-advance July 4th parades or prevent people from enjoying the parks (we paid for) and beaches which exist along the entire coast, based solely on their own perception, belief or interpretation.  However, we Americans are REASONABLE people and in general will listen to our “elected officials” because most folks want “leadership” and expect leadership to show in these people.

We also want and need to be helpful to our friends, neighbors and our Country in general.  At some point though, when that help is expected, assumed or even forced, it goes against our very grain as Americans.  Asking us nicely is one thing.  Putting us under orders to do something based on a Government Entity telling us to do so, is not nice and we simply don’t like it.

For an American population to stand back and allow these suggestions from the CDC and the Federal government, for a time, for the good of everyone is fine.  WE complied.  But now, to continue to arbitrarily (and against the original intent) to extend the conditions of “imposed isolation” and “private incarceration” by Mayors and Governors through obviously over-reaching “Rules” in direct contradiction to the actual data from the CDC, the President, and the Task Force is placing YOURSELVES, YOUR POPULATION at RISK of something much, much greater than “fear” or disease.

If the population continues to follow illegal orders, they risk this becoming the normal for society, the ARBITRARY “6 foot” separation rule becoming a “norm” and allowing the local governments to close your businesses permanently if they don’t “consider you essential”.

In the end, when it comes down to law suits (and it WILL come down to Civil Rights violations law suits) the government(s) can point to a reasonable person standard and say “A reasonable person would have demanded the removal of these regulations in a reasonable period of time”, and probably win the case against the parties bringing the suit.

It is time to stand up, be heard and stop allowing your local governments, particularly in the case of areas that have NOT been affected at all, to continue to extend the ban against businesses, parks, recreation, boating, biking, bars, eating establishments, barbers, salons and the rest of the “Essential Businesses” out there!

See also:

“Emphatically, NO!”

From a microbiologist

A Tale of Two Maps

Dr. Dan Erickson

It’s for your safety!

Dr. Buttar speaks

Number of US deaths per day averages around 7100 per day.

Protests In California

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Multiple protests were going on yesterday is California, across the state.

North Carolina has an on-going, Tuesday, “Rally at Raleigh”

Colorado has gridlocked Denver at least once, and promising to do it again.

The media is reticent in telling us about these events.

The government is ignoring them.

The media is also speaking negatively about the “social distancing rules” when people are refusing to wear masks (against their constitutional right to do so).

Folks, we need to kick this crap up a notch.

We need to reopen our states, our businesses and get people back together again.

California has extended the Stay home order until 31 May.

Local areas in North Carolina have extended it another two weeks.

No rhyme or reason why, certain not science related.

 

North Carolina, Today

Today’s Rally in Raleigh was peaceful, and mostly uneventful.

As of this moment, one arrested that we’re aware about came into being.

Ashley Smith, one of the leaders of the group was arrested for “Civil Disobedience”.

This Patriot doesn’t yet have the details, but will fill them in as they are given.

If you’re in North Carolina, and you believe in Freedom, then you need to join the group.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1071729406534210/

 

Dr. Buttar speaks

Here’s a video.  It takes an hour to watch.  I think 90% of what he says is accurate.  I don’t believe everything he says.

I am an RF expert.  He’s not. 5G isn’t the demon everyone seems to want it to be.

Vaccines?  I’m not against them, BUT, I am against using them in a manner that is not right.

Gates?  Fauci? You decide.  Watch the video.  Comment on it.  Demand we get the rest of the missing videos back.

It’s for your safety!

On 11 March 2020, Rhode Island announced a door-to-door campaign to determine if people were there visiting from New York, the local “Hot Spot” to go catch the Chinese Virus or KungFlu (also known as Covid-19, SARS-CoV-2).  If they are/were visiting they were going to immediately, without any due process, to remained locked in the place they were staying for 14 days, in quarantine, disallowed from going out side under threat of arrest and fines.

That very same day, police were stopping cars with out of state plates, informing the people in the cars of the “14 day quarantine”; presumably placing the people in the car as well as officers at risk themselves of coming into contact with someone already infected.

In a little town in North Carolina, called Oak Island, rumors were rampant of police giving tickets to people from out of state.  On the 17th of March, Oak Island closed the bars, pubs, and all small “non-essential businesses”.  These included cleaning businesses, bike paths, jogging trails (there are few of those), local parks and boat ramps.

The State of North Carolina made a point of leaving the State run ABC stores OPEN (which are still open).  The majority of DMV offices, however, were closed.  Doctors offices began cancelling all appointments.  Routine “cancer screenings” were stopped, as were other, important check ups for the elderly, because, “Well, you’re stable, you don’t need to come in….”

Outer Banks shut down their bridges, stopping and turning around cars coming from “outside”, even if they owned property, they were disallowed from going into their homes on the islands of the Outer Banks.

Cruising boats (boats that have full time crews, owners and people traveling from port to port, state to state, along the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW), to the Bahamas, Florida and so forth) were physically stopped and turned around along the ICW.  Fortunately, some Americans called the US Coast Guard on the local police, and they were ordered to cease and desist in preventing sailors from passing through.  This did NOT stop some of the “local self-appointed sheriffs” from stopping others from dropping an anchor in safe harbors (even though they had no intention of going ashore, but were simply seeking safety for the evening along their intended course).

The 14th Amendment states:

Amendment XIV

Section 1.

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.

From this alone, we can see that Rhode Island (and the Outer Banks, Oak Island) has well over stepped any bounds, and placed themselves in jeopardy of being sued for Civil Rights Violations.

Futhermore, Governors in several states, specifically Colorado, North Carolina, Michigan and New York (Many others have done the same thing).

Some of these states are issuing “Executive orders” and stating “This makes it law”  (Colorado is a specific example of this).

We all understand there’s a danger in catching a terrible, life-threatening virus.  Many of us, especially older people, already are “smart enough” to wash our hands, and ensure we’re not exposed to people who are obviously ill.  And we hear you “Nannies” telling us we don’t KNOW who is sick!

But, there’s a fine line in being a nanny and a ninny.

There’s also a fine line between “legal” and “illegal”.

In the United States, Executive Orders are issued by an Executive, like the President or the Governor of a state. Those Orders do NOT have “force of law” where individuals are concerned.  Executive Orders are used to manage, or control an entity or agency under the President or Governor.

Executive Orders are NOT to control people, population, or to interfere with businesses.

It isn’t LEGAL for a “Governor” to sign an “edict” to tell the people where to go, how to act, or to control their movements. Controlling someone’s movements through out, into and out of ANY STATE is AGAINST Federal Law.

Our Constitution LIMITS the government, not the people.

ALL “Rights” specifically not delegated to the USA by the Constitution are reserved to the states, or to the People.

Amendment X

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.

This doesn’t allow the states to unilaterally deny access to jobs, beaches, parks, trails, or any businesses. (In reality, this disallows Feds, State and local governments from even exercising their ‘rights’ over revenue income, like alcohol, tobacco, firearms, marijuana, etc but for some reason these are ignored by everyone and even accepted).

The Constitution’s 10th Amendment specifically disallows the Federal Government from placing mandates on states and people, like telling them “to stay home”.

Using one state as an example, Colorado, let’s look at something specific to understand the issue more clearly.

Colorado issues an executive order to “Stay home“.   This is being treated as “Law”, but the state of Colorado has a State Legislature, who creates the laws, which are then signed INTO law by the Governor (Polis).  The State Legislature took no such action.  The EO as shown in the link above orders people to stay home.

In contradiction to this, the state Covid stay-at-home-explanation states, CLEARLY;

Will I be fined or jailed if I don’t follow the stay-at-home order?

This Executive Order Ordering Coloradans to Stay at Home makes this the law, therefore breaking the order is breaking the law. Success depends on all of us doing our part to slow the spread of the virus and ultimately, save lives. We are calling for voluntary compliance by all affected; however, local law enforcement agencies have the authority to enforce this law. Local law enforcement enforces public health orders. State law enforcement will assist and support in any way requested, but our hope is that involvement by law enforcement is reserved only for the most aggravated circumstances.  We are calling on people to individually do their part. Your employer may be fined if they are not following the rules outlined in this order.

Public “health” orders.

It’s for YOUR safety, Citizen!  Go home. Stay home.  Don’t visit.  No contact with others.

Law Enforcement has no authority to “enforce public health orders” – and declaring an “emergency” or “disaster” gives a government/governor over reaching “authority” to do as he or she sees fit.

Against YOUR WILL.  Against the Will of the People.  Against businesses.  All Businesses, regardless of their product or service are essential to someone, otherwise they would not be in business. (Read this link about essential businesses)

In a Police State, the government can do anything it likes, to you, about you, to your business, to your family.  Right now, we are in a Police State.  Each state claiming to be doing this under the auspices of “For your Own Safety” are doing so “Against the Law” and “against The People”, and “against Capitalism”.

Businesses are shutting down, permanently.  Every day this continues, more and more are closing their doors forever.  They can’t make their bills, which, didn’t stop.  They can’t pay employees, whom they are letting go.  Employees are making more money staying home than going to work in some areas of the country – thus the gas station people, dollar store people are making their 7 bucks an hour minimum wage, while the “Stay at home, non-essentials” are making 400-800 dollars a week in unemployment monies.

Suicide rates are up, but there is little information at this point to show this to be true, we know it is happening.  We also know that most deaths are being attributed to the virus itself.

Human beings, by and large, are social creatures.  We love to see our friends, family, meet with people, do things together.  While some of us are more “stay at home types”, the majority go out at least once a month, while many are out every chance we get.  Some of us live a different life than most, out of doors most of the time, inside for only sleeping, rest or hiding from the heat or cold of the day.

Being “sentenced” to an imprisonment indoors for having committed no crime, for an indeterminate period of time, without the ability to even go to a beach, park, or ride your bike, or visit your favorite watering hole is criminal.

Even Criminals have due process, Civil Rights, right to a speedy trial.  And look at the number of “criminals” who’ve been released from prison to “prevent them from catching Covid-19″…  Common sense among some of these so-called leaders walked out the door and never looked back upon them.

To plant the final seed, remember these people aren’t our “leaders”.  They are elected officials.  They have NO/ZERO/NONE Authority to control, or tell an adult, human, FREE Population what to do, nor how to do it without your CONSENT.

Remove their Consent.  Do it today.  Stop these illegal activities and understand that We the PEOPLE run this country, and will no longer allow tyrants to do so.  Also understand we have the Right to decide our OWN fates, to mingle or not as WE choose, not how some Nazi/Leftist Government wants us to do….

Vote them out, recall them, order them to stand down, protest this over stepping of Constitutional Boundaries and remove them come November, from any chance of every controlling you again.

 

 

“Emphatically, NO!”

EDIT:  Facebook removed the original video.  Here’s a copy of it: https://www.bitchute.com/video/BTLii-e_UtY/

Edit 2:https://www.aier.org/article/open-up-society-now-say-dr-dan-erickson-and-dr-artin-massihi/

Dr. Dan Erickson of Bakersfield, CA just dropped multiple bombshells that completely eviscerate the official government narrative. Main points made by the doctor:

1. The answer as to whether or not we need to continue to stay at home and keep businesses closed is an emphatic “NO”.

2. Covid-19 is in fact no more dangerous than seasonal flu.

3. Quarantining is a health hazard in and of itself.

4. ER doctors are being pressured to add Covid-19 to death reports.

5. Not about science. Not about Covid-19. When they use the word “safe” – that’s about controlling you.

Time to get back to work America.

A free people doesn’t ask for permission to live.

Remember, you have an inalienable right to resume your life.

Essential Businesses

I wrote this yesterday, and got a lot of “Likes” on Facebook, along with dozens of comments in various groups I frequent.  Here’s what I think.

Facebook asks “What’s on your mind, Rick?”

Well, here you go.

“Essential Businesses”

Why are some people getting letters to “be out on the street” and others are not? Because they are “essential employees”. Like fast food, or restaurants. Or grocery stores. Gas stations. Liquor stores. Weed stores (in Colorado, we’re not just talking about medical either….)

What about barbers? Hair stylists? What about the local auto parts place, auto repair, what about a tire shop? What about any other businesses?

Seriously?

This is America. The United States of America. This is not Venezuela. This ain’t Cuba. This is NOT some Socialist country. This is a Capitalist country, contrary to what most want you to think. (Yeah, I keep hearing the bull crap about “Oh, that Social Security is Socialism!” – no, it is an involuntary removal of my hard earned monies as a type of a tax, which they never intended to give back to me, in the hopes I’d be dead “waiting to get the maximum amount at 75 years old….)

Folks, this country RUNS on the backs of blue collar workers, truckers, farmers, factories. It doesn’t run on Progressive Professor’s backs, or Marxists students working at McDonald’s.

With that said, I say, All businesses are essential.

They are essential to the economy, they are essential to those running the businesses as a form of income, they are essential to the workers in the place for their pay check, they are essential to the government because they pay taxes and provide revenue, they are essential to anyone associated with the business whether they are on the “work side” or the “consumer side” for peace of mind, health and body for people to have the ability to feel “needed” and “wanted”.

Regardless of the TYPE of business, each of them has a clientele, each has consumers, each has customers, each has the ability to fill a need, want or service for SOMEONE somewhere.

NO BUSINESS is “non-essential”.

The arbitrary closing of many businesses is a TRICK of various state governments to make you THINK you’re non-essential, and to bring up the “fast food worker’s ability to now earn $15 or more per hour” (yes, we’ve seen those memes.

I give you the “pub” as an example. People working there get paid, and many have families, and children. They provide a service (beer, drinks, snacks, and a place to go to hang out and relax) and the patrons feel “wanted” by someone. The wait staff make small amounts of money and big tips. The bar tenders lend an ear, and make good drinks or pull your favorite kind of beer. But, the gist of it is, EVERY PERSON THERE IS EARNING MONEY.

Now, they are not. The businesses are closed, and as in the case here where I am located it’s been a month now (short of three days as of this writing) and MOST of those workers I mention are out of jobs. They are earning nothing. The BUSINESSES are earning… nothing. The mortgages are due. The bills likely going unpaid. The supplies ruined and thrown out for the most part.

So – how is a pub “essential”? The people are going broke. Oh, sure, there’s that “$1200 check” the “government” is gonna send you right? As pointed out today by a friend, “read the fine print”. That’s a kind of tax kick back. Next year, you’re gonna pay for that. It’ll be taxed. Yup, taxed.

The Pubs are essential to pay the people working in them. And so are nail salons, hair salons, barbers, tire places, and most any other business with employees.

Playing this “non-essential game” is just that, a GAME.

This is getting out of hand, and it’s going to bite us all in the ass soon.

Get this damned state, and all the others back up and running, the sooner, the better. Maintain your “Social Distancing” (no matter how ignorant that sounds, and wash your hands. Stop being idiots about this, and get this country back to business).

IF YOU PERSONALLY are SCARED TO GO OUT, then stay the hell home, but don’t tell ME to stay in doors. I’m not going to do it anymore.

I will not live in a Police State with a bunch of tattle tale sissies and wussies. You wanna stay home, then do it. But stop telling ME what to do.

 

From a Microbiologist

This is a re-share from Facebook.

Caveats:  Don’t know this person personally, it’s on Facebook, Did check profile and seems to be what he says he is.  This is informational only, not the final word on anything.

Re-shared WITHOUT permission at this time, I will attempt to get permission, but in general if someone has shared it to facebook publicly, it’s generally ok to share informational topics to the general public.

From Pat Fidopiastis on Facebook:

As anxiety levels rise due to COVID19 I just wanted to provide some essential context for some of the more alarming information being put out by officials. I have a Ph.D. in microbiology; I teach advanced courses in virus replication and pathogenesis, so if any of my opinions or facts offend you, spare me your Google Searches, you’re not telling me anything I don’t know. We’re in this together now and we must all see it through. But, we don’t need to endure it with any more added stress from the news headlines than is necessary to achieve the end goal. The situation is fluid, so some data and opinions might change going forward.

“COVID19 is 10X deadlier than the flu”.
There is nowhere near enough data to make this claim. Thus, reported case fatality rates are basically just a guess. Patients that have been tested for COVID19 are disproportionately the sickest patients because so far our limited testing capacity is reserved for them. Also, the COVID19 dataset is much smaller than the influenza dataset; bias is far greater in the much smaller COVID19 data set, especially when the calculations are swayed by numbers taken from groups of disproportionally older people stuck on cruise ships. Thus, I’ll bet my Ph.D. that fatality rates will drop dramatically as the overwhelming majority of mild cases are added to the COVID19 data set. Furthermore, COVID19 and flu viruses both have RNA genomes, however COVID19’s genome is non-segmented, while flu viruses have segmented genomes. The advantage of a segmented genome is that if multiple different flu viruses infect the same cell, they can swap genome pieces and create progeny with incredible variation. This is why our seasonal flu vaccines are usually not a good match to the types of flu viruses that are circulating, and why we are dogged by resistance to our flu drugs. It is also why my colleagues and I live in constant fear that a new variant of the flu will emerge that’s even deadlier than the 1918 strain. In contrast, COVID19 has remained relatively genetically stable and therefore should be an excellent vaccine and drug target, and it will be unlikely to surprise us with huge changes in its infection patterns.

“COVID19 spreads more easily than the flu”
There is not enough data to make this claim. The R0 (i.e. number of people each infected person will infect) reported for COVID19 ranges from 1.4 to 3.9 depending on which of the several published papers on the subject you rely on. Meanwhile the R0 for the 2009 H1N1 flu is about 1.5 and seasonal flu varies from 0.9 to 2.1. So, there is enough overlap in published R0 values to wonder which virus actually spreads easier. COVID19 appears to have entered our population back in mid-January when a traveler from Wuhan flew to Washington. As COVID19 spread freely during that time (prior to quarantines), it would have disproportionally struck down the most vulnerable first. Subsequently, human behaviors and fewer susceptible hosts would slow the spread. The dire models simply assume a constant rate of virus encountering highly susceptible hosts, which is never the case. The rate of COVID19 spread in Italy is truly staggering, but for context, there were well over 400,000 new cases of flu in Italy in a single week in January 2020. As of this writing, even though COVID19 was freely circulating for two months without any response, the United States has just about 28,000 identified COVID19 cases and about 400 deaths. There will no doubt be more cases and deaths. However, by comparison, in just the US alone, there were about 300,000 new flu cases per day, and 200 flu-related deaths per day, since October 2019. Not surprisingly, the need to stockpile ventilators for severe flu cases is an annual problem in the US; it’s not just an issue associated with COVID19. The fear of medical rationing during this COVID19 outbreak was the motivation for the “flatten the curve” mantra, in which doctors hoped to spread out patient loads to conserve resources. This fear continues to motivate the increasingly difficult restrictions we are facing.

“This situation is unprecedented.”
Our reaction to COVID19 is unprecedented for sure. However, the outbreak scenario is not unprecedented. Despite President Obama and the CDC’s efforts, the 2009 H1N1 swine flu infected roughly 60 million US citizens, resulting in about 274,000 serious hospitalizations (the high-end estimate is over 400,000 in the US), hundreds of pediatric deaths in the US, and at least 13,000 total US deaths (the high-end CDC estimate is over 18,000 deaths in the US). As that pandemic burned through the world, does anyone remember the level of fear and anxiety that we’re experiencing now? Clearly, we did not learn anything about pandemic preparedness because there have been between 140,000-800,000 hospitalizations and between 20,000 to 80,000 flu deaths each year in the US since 2009. Based on this year’s flu data, the US had roughly 300,000 new infections per day, and around 200 deaths per day since October 2019. The number of COVID19 deaths in Italy is frightening, but for context, a published paper on flu-related deaths in Italy revealed that between 2013 and 2017 there were a total of 68,000 deaths, with an average of 17,000 flu-related deaths per year in that time frame. We have a flu vaccine and oseltamivir, yet the WHO estimates there are about 500,000 flu deaths world-wide each year. Apparently, we’ve just decided to accept those numbers year after year. Amazingly, the staggering toll that the flu takes on us each year isn’t enough to motivate us to significantly increase funding for vaccine research, purchase more ventilators, or add more hospital beds; it took something “novel” to instill the level of fear that might motivate these improvements going forward.

COVID19 is “novel”
This is true. It’s clear from the COVID19 genome sequence that this is indeed a virus that only recently made the jump from an animal host to humans. However, related “mild” coronaviruses infect millions world-wide every year, with significant death rates among the elderly, and comprise a significant proportion (up to 11%) of lower respiratory hospitalizations in the US each year. So, while COVID19 is novel, as a group, coronaviruses are not novel.

“COVID19 remains viable in aerosols and surfaces for hours to days”
There is now published data to support specific claims about how long COVID19 remains viable on surfaces. However, there is a difference between “viability” and ability to cause disease in humans. First, it is important to note that details of the environment matter. To simply say that “COVID19 is viable on surfaces for days” oversimplifies the data. For example, small increases in temperature and humidity seem to dramatically interfere with COVID19 viability on surfaces. In order to conduct these experiments, researchers spray huge numbers of viruses onto a surface under defined environmental conditions, remove samples at regular intervals, and then attempt to resuscitate the viruses under ideal conditions in lab culture. In an actual outbreak scenario, in order for a virus sneezed onto a surface to infect a person, it would not only have to endure the environmental stress, but the potentially weakened (albeit viable) virus would then have to endure the various human immune system defenses in order to cause infection. COVID19 has a flimsy outer coating that is highly vulnerable to damage due to environmental stress. This means that just because a virus on a surface can be resuscitated under ideal conditions in a lab does not mean it is able to cause disease in humans. As with death rates, and other information being disseminated by officials, you’re getting worst case scenarios in order to encourage everyone to stick to the plan. However, even knowing that this is a worst-case scenario, properly wiping down surfaces with a disinfectant and practicing good hygiene should be something we do all the time, not just when we’re frightened during a pandemic.

“COVID19 can spread while you are asymptomatic”
This appears to be true and can complicate efforts to control the spread of COVID19. However, asymptomatic spread is true of many pathogens, which is why we should always be mindful of basic levels of hygiene, not just during a pandemic. For example, my students and I sampled college students for a highly communicable pathogen with a death rate of about 20%, responsible for at least 15,000 deaths annually and billions of dollars in added healthcare costs in the US. We detected asymptomatic carriage in 24% of the healthy population, and the strains were resistant to some of the strongest antibiotics we have. How many of us showing the worst side of humanity by overrunning grocery stores and hoarding food and supplies because of a theoretical COVID19 infection knows whether you’re an asymptomatic carrier of the killer we detected in so many healthy young people? Again, basic hygiene at all times and not just during pandemics is our best weapon.

“Nearly 40% of hospitalized COVID19 patients are aged 20-54”
This statistic is based on a cohort of 508 hospitalized patients, in which 38% (about 200) fell into the 20-54 age range. The vast majority (or likely all) of these individuals will recover but because they require resources, this is still a significant statistic. This information is being emphasized probably in response to images of college-aged Spring Breakers openly flouting the latest quarantine orders. The point is that there is still risk, even if you are younger. However, for context, nearly 500 children died of the flu during the 2018-19 flu season, and there were about 2,500 deaths in the 18-49 age range.

“The virus spreads by aerosols, hand to mouth contact with contaminated saliva, and hand to mouth contact with fecal material”
The virus targets ACE2 receptors, which can be found in the mouth, nose, gut, and lungs, so it has the potential for multiple entry points. Thus, each of these suggested transmission routes is supported. This is a strong reason to rely, first and foremost, on hygiene to inactivate and/or remove viruses on skin and inanimate surfaces to minimize the chances of transmission. Aerosol transmission might be mitigated by practicing “distancing” whenever possible, but this approach is simply not a good long-term solution. Notably, certain human behaviors, such as smoking or vaping, can damage the immune response in the lungs and increase the chance of a more serious COVID19 infection. Thus, countries like China with risk factors such as an aging population, cities with unhealthy air quality, and enormous numbers of smokers, are far more likely to have worse outcomes in this COVID19 pandemic.

“The pandemic will last 18 months or longer”
This is possible, but I doubt it. The dire mathematical models that are driving our response to the virus are based on extreme worst-case scenarios in order to force compliance and hopefully end this pandemic as quickly as possible. Still, rather than fret over worst-case models, it is more useful from a “sanity” perspective to look at outcomes in countries that are more like the United States. The first COVID19 case was confirmed in S. Korea on Jan 20, and as of this writing, the number of new cases slowed from nearly 1000 at its peak to about 70. Importantly, according to a recent news report,“S. Korea is experiencing these dramatic drops without locking down entire cities or taking some of the other authoritarian measures used by China to bring down its number of cases.” Apparently, the key to S. Korea’s positive outcome has been expanded testing to quickly identify new cases. To counter balance the dire predictions about the disease, there are equally dire predictions about the long-term effects of quarantines. Here’s a sample of some of the recent headlines: “Domestic violence calls increase as people shelter in place during COVID-19 outbreak”. “Job losses could quickly soar into the millions as coronavirus craters U.S. economy.” “Gun sales surge as coronavirus pandemic spreads.” “Covid-19 positive patient jumps to death in Delhi”. “The threat of quarantine looming over sick workers and school closures threatening food access and child-care shortfalls”, “The lack of paid sick leave for tens of millions of workers could be catastrophic for low-income families“, “The Economic Impact Of COVID-19 Will Hit Minorities The Hardest”. Another thing that fear will do is drive more people to go to the hospital with even the slightest symptoms, which the vast majority would not do during a normal flu season. This not only increases the spread of the virus, it will overrun hospitals, just as it drove people to selfishly wipe out supplies at stores.

The question that we have to ask ourselves is how did we get to a place where epidemic preparedness is an after-thought, yet there’s always money for massive increases in military spending? Why is it that public health officials are contacting me and my colleagues for molecular biology supplies to conduct COVID19 testing, and asking us to step in as volunteers in the event that case-loads get overwhelming? It is a constant struggle to get average citizens to stay focused on outbreak preparedness beyond each sensational news cycle. Who even thinks about Zika virus anymore? What do all of us need to do every day, not just during a pandemic, to limit the frequency of severity of disease spread? Why was it so hard for the wealthiest country in the world to rapidly mobilize our resources to develop test kits to quickly identify and quarantine people infected with the disease? I taught my 9 and 12-year old children to conduct PCR-based COVID19 testing, so it’s not an issue of technical difficulties, it’s just a matter of properly funding the problem in order to scale up resources. Decision makers in our government deemed this preparedness approach too expensive; they are all quickly learning that the costs of our current unsustainable response will be devastating. In the end, our lack of preparedness has resulted in decision-making based on limited data, painting a picture of extreme worst-case scenarios. In turn, once we move past COVID19, we’ll no doubt end up dealing with the fallout from decisions that were just as bad as the problem we were trying to solve.

National Emergency or Breaking the Constitution

In the US Constitution resides a clause basically making it illegal for the government of the US or any State to deny access to any citizens to any other state.  This is called the “Privileges and Immunities Clause” (aka “Comity Clause”).  The Constitution also contains the 14th Amendment, which will get to a bit later.

The clause states: No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities…

The Privileges and Immunities Clause as set forth in Article 4, Section 2 dictates that states may not prevent citizens from their basic rights according to that which is exhibited by civil rights statutes. In such a way, any discriminatory practices whatsoever are not tolerated. In order to be more specific, it states that citizens of all locales will be made eligible for the attainment of such outlined “privileges and immunities” set forth for all citizens.

Essentially, the Privileges and Immunities Clause prevents a state from treating citizens of other states in a discriminatory manner. Additionally, a right of interstate travel may plausibly be inferred from the clause (this is not limited to ‘interstate highways’ either, but may involve any mode of transportation, including bicycle, car, boat, airplane, bus, etc). The Privileges or Immunities Clause is Amendment XIV, Section 1, Clause 2 of the United States Constitution. Along with the rest of the Fourteenth Amendment, this clause became part of the Constitution on July 9, 1868. Text of the clause.

The Fourteenth Amendment to the U. S. Constitution reads:

Section 1. 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 point here is clear, the states have no legal right to deny access to their state for any reason.

Except….. States DO have police power functions to protect the health, safety, and welfare of persons within their borders. To control the spread of disease within their borders, states have laws to enforce the use of isolation and quarantine. (Quarantine Laws)

What they can not do, is deny entry to a state based on claims of “stopping communicable diseases” based on “license plates on cars” such as Florida has attempted to do. (Florida I-95 shut down)

Of course, they can certainly (and they did) stop traffic entering the state at Georgia, and “take everyone’s temperature”.  Which accomplished blocking up traffic for miles and miles.  People trying to get home to Florida, or to their other residence (remember, a lot of people have more than one place to live and stay).

Gov. Ron DeSantis said the purpose of the new checkpoint on I-95 south is to check for people coming from the New York City area — where there were more than 33,700 confirmed cases of COVID-19, as of Sunday — and help slow the spread of the deadly virus in Florida.

“Initially I was concerned about doing this because I don’t want there to be a backup,” DeSantis said during a news conference Saturday. “But they’re doing it in a great way where the trucks are going through. We’re not worried about that. We’re just worried about the people fleeing some of those areas.”

We get it.  They want to slow the passage of this disease.  They don’t want to STOP it, but slow it.  There’s almost no way to stop it now, based on the fact we didn’t close the airlines immediately.  So, it’s going to be passed along.

We get it. We don’t want to over run medical abilities to mitigate this, or the number of beds, respirators needed and so forth.

But, common sense…. right?

Wrong. North Carolina’s Dare County, the Outer Banks, the place so many people love to go to see the beaches and ocean, is shut.  It shut down in the middle of March. They blocked road accesses, and cruisers on boats (people who travel from place to place via boat) stated the “police were stopping boaters and turning them around” at first.  It turns out they no authority to stop traffic in the Intracoastal Waterway (a Federal jurisdiction).  Sailors/Cruisers, in general, when traveling are not exposed to diseases as easily as those who are coming in contact with their co-workers constantly, for instance. They tend to remain on their boats for days and weeks at a time. (Dare County)

More common sense? No.

On Oak Island, North Carolina, the Mayor, Ken Thomas has “decreed”  a ban on the sale and possession of “dangerous weapons”, and that police will ticket people who “are non-residents” for going on the beach.  “Some for me, none for thee” mentality?  Yes.  (Here is the ACTUAL statute, that the little island community MUST, but is not, following: (nc Enacted Legislation Chapter_166A/GS_166A-19.31.html)

The following links to the article int he Port City Daily news, a local paper in the area.

https://portcitydaily.com/local-news/2020/03/30/oak-island-allows-beach-access-to-residents-but-not-visitors-prompting-discrimination-questions/

Local areas are, we understand, just simply attempting to protect human life.  We get that.  But, such restrictions on who can and can not “go to the beach” and “congregate” are discriminatory in the least, and against all manner of Constitutional right in the most.  And the state law is SPECIFIC in what local governments can and can’t do.  Oak Island and Dare County are BOTH going against those laws.  (see the enacted legislation link above).

A fairly large number of people who live in the area of Southport, NC, Oak Island and St. James are people from New York, New Jersey and the New England states.  The complaint on their local gossip site on Facebook have begun, complaining about the “New York Plates” and “Stay home” and similar remarks.

One man suggested “Blowing the bridges” (up) and blocking access.  Others are taking pictures of license plates and posting them on the Internet.

So – what has this declared pandemic wrought?  The kindergarten mentality of “tell on your neighbor”, “Big Brother” and “Let’s punish those we think are breaking a law”.

Classic Societal Breakdown has begun.

On the face of it, people want to protect themselves.  They want to protect their families. We get it.  We do too, but not at the risk of losing our society, our way of life, and our freedoms.

The access to those beaches and coastal areas are already limited by developers, and by ‘powerful people’ who want their ‘views un-compromised’ by anchored vessels near the waterway.  Or by people parking to walk on the beach for an hour.

We have to question how someone walking on a beach is going to spread a virus in the sun shine and salt air.  No, this is bigger, this is the mentality of “we don’t want to just protect our families, we want to deny access to anyone who isn’t from around here.”

This is precisely what these small towns along the coast are doing, too. Both Outer Banks and Oak Island love the tourists, they have a lot of rental properties for the “Spring Breakers” and others who come down every summer to spend time here.  They enjoy the money, and complain about the tourists.  How is that a good thing?

It’s not. But until the Federal Government steps in and says “You can’t do that!” they will continue.

At this end of all this, lies a light at the end of the tunnel.  A return to normalcy, but how far that track runs and whether that light is the other side, or an on-coming freight train, we have yet to find out.

President Trump has extended the “Social Distancing” guidelines until the end of April, another, FULL month.  For most, it has been about two weeks and the mental break down of some of these people has begun.

Those of us who have always advocating “prepping” (and many years ago, we were called “Survivalists”) understand “social distancing”, we always have.  We also prepared for things like this, but even so, many will have to, in a month, or soon after, go out for food, supplies, or something like… toilet paper.  (Not all preppers keep a year’s supply either….)

Watching this ‘apocalypse’ unfold before our eyes is both ‘enlightening’ as well as ‘terrifying’.  The thing we expected is coming true, but it’s not a natural disaster as most of us envision.  It’s not a world war, as many believed.  It’s not nuclear annihilation, as may thought.

No, it’s a virus, something you can’t see but makes you sick.  And no one knows who has it, because there’s a two week incubation period and you are likely contagious before you show symptoms.  That in and of itself is enough to stress out the calmest prepper, let alone people who have no idea what “prepping” is about.

Our advice is simple; stay home.  If you’ve not shown any signs of being ill for the two week period, then there’s no reason to stay in any longer.  If you have not isolated for two weeks, then, do it.  If you are sick, do NOT go out at all.   This applies to everyone.

The second piece of advice, is mind your own business.  Stay out of your neighbors face, business, stop taking pictures of their license plates and complaining on the Internet.  Don’t act like a “Kindergartner”.  Doing so is bad for your mental health and it’s bad for everyone else’s mental health – and eventually it will lead to bad health for everyone in the long run–when you create bad feelings, bad neighbors and create a bad name for yourself.

Side note and article.  When did this virus begin, and why is it important…. Read more at the link below.

https://www.conservativereview.com/news/horowitz-coronavirus-begin-us-matters/

A tale of two maps

At first, I wanted to think I was wrong. But now, it’s easy to compare. The Governor of North Carolina just announced that we have a “Stay at home” order starting on Monday.  Well, I’m an American, I’m a Veteran, I’m an old guy who is intent on staying alive, and staying in shape.

I refuse to “stay at home”.  Now, I think anyone sick should stay home. I think anyone with this virus or flu, ought to stay home (anyway).  I think if you are immune compromised, you ought to stay home.  I think if you’re over 60 and in poor health, stay the hell home.

The first map is the states currently CLOSED, with stay at home orders. The yellow means businesses are closed….  North Carolina is in Yellow at the moment, they close all the pubs, bars, restaurants over a week ago (Tuesday, 17 March 2020)

Map One – 27 Mar 2020

 

The Second map is showing in blue, all of the DEMOCRAT GOVERNORS. The RED is Republican.

Map Two – Dem vs Rep Governors

For the most part, the only states with “you’re confined to your house” are, in my words,  CommieCrats.

They are TESTING the WATERS friends.  If this were across the board, and the Republicans were doing it too, I might be less concerned.  But, at this point…. if they can get away with this, and force you to stay home, then they can force you to do anything they want. This is a test.

You’re going to fail.

You’re going to fail because most of the states have almost no cases, and if they do they are at home, or in the hospital, and it’s been two weeks of this…..

I do NOT plan to “stay home” or “inside”.  I’m NOT sick. I’ve been “quarantined already” for two weeks now.  Tuesday will be the 15 days.  I’ve had NO close contacts with anyone since the 17th other than my wife.  We’ve not been in physical contact with anyone.  I’ve been careful, washing hands, cleaning up after me, and her, and others, using hand sanitizer.  If I get this virus now… then it was not because I was not careful.

Just because I am OUT and ABOUT does not mean I’m going to get sick.

It does NOT mean I am going to catch something from some random person.

We have less than 700 people in this state (North Carolina) (allegedly) confirmed to have this virus. We’ve had 7 deaths so far.

We have a .45% mortality rate at this time.

Yes, I KNOW it could get worse.  I KNOW people can die from it.  But, they can die from getting hit by a bus.  They can die if they starve to death because “No job, no work, no money”….

Stop letting these States push you AROUND.

2A or not 2A – Sorry, Bill Shakespeare

The Covid-19, a corona virus unknown until present, has taken up all the news of late.  As well it should.

The human race and our survival is suddenly at stake.  Our rights are suppressed.  Our freedoms, suppressed.  Some states are attempting to introduce more laws against guns, gun makers, ammo, restrictions on guns and on people owning those things.

Several groups, including the III% United Patriots – or 3UP, have been clamoring for “action” against the government apparently.  Some of those people have threatened force “if all the boxes are checked”, including quarantine, etc.

This Patriot believes that, while we certainly need to maintain our rights, and stand up for them, and make it CLEAR to any local and state government that attempting to restrict our Freedoms is a no-go, also believes that at least we should also use common sense, and our God Given Talents at understanding what is really happening.

A) This virus is highly suspected to have been manufactured right there in Wuhan, China, where there is certainly a bioweapons lab.  SUSPECTED is a strong word.  It means we have intelligence on this from somewhere.  We have arrested several in connection with stealing information, lying about it, and attempting to smuggle vials out of the country.  All of them are connected to the Chinese government, one is a spy/military agent, a second a smuggler, and a third, American biomedical professor from Harvard, who, spent time in China and was being paid by the Chinese and lied about it.

B) The virus was already “floating around” in places and it hit Italy around the same time, but with more virility than it did in Wuhan.  Wuhan, and China put the kabosh on it quickly, locking people up, dragging them out and into the street, putting them in sealed, metal boxes and taking them to God Knows Where.  China, rapidly got the virus under control – because they are communists, and they will just kill anyone who doesn’t comply.

C) Italy isn’t so lucky.  They are number one on the infected/dead lists.  Italy also has a huge tourism industry, and more Chinese visit Italy than any other country.  Thus, it is not surprising, Italy caught the brunt of the disease, and they waited too long to take extreme measures.

D) Some of us believe the Chinese hid the details of this virus for up to thirty days before releasing information to the world, and it was an attempt to spread, rather than confine this disease.

E) Novel Corona Virus is actually called “2019 nCoV”,  Scientists gave the strain an interim name of 2019-nCoV, accounting for the year of discovery, its status as a “novel” virus, and its family name (CoV).  The new designation, while different, represents the same information.  I’ll just call it “The Chinese Virus” because it pisses off the Left, and everyone is claiming it is “Racist”.  In the past, diseases, foods, and many other things have been named for regions from which they originated.  I’ll stick to the “Old Ways”.

F) I believe this “Chinese Virus” was in fact a bioweapon designed specifically to attack humans, remain undetected for several days while carriers (the people infected) passed it on to many more people.  No other virus does this.  You get an infection, you start getting symptoms and are contagious.  This one is different, thus, man made.  It was designed to be passed rapidly and on a 1:2 or 1:5 basis.  Flu and cold virus have a near 1:1. You get it it, you pass it to one other.  When you pass it on a 1:2 factor, then they do the same, the mathematics tell you we’re in trouble.

G) Simple math.  I have the virus, and pass it to two, so we have 2 people, who pass to two more.  That is 2^2 (or 2 to the second power, four).  If this happens each day for 30 days, each of the persons passing to two more people, the total number of infected becomes: 1073741824 in just 30 days.  In two months, or 60 days that number jumps to 1.152921505×10¹⁸ or 115,292,150,500,000,000 – more people than live on Planet Earth.

H) We assume that only two are infected from each person.  We assume it goes unchecked for 60 days.  We assume everyone can catch it.  We assume no one is doing anything to stop it.  Obviously, we are, as are the people in other countries.  The problem arises though, that some are being completely overwhelmed, like Italy.  There are only so many hospital beds.

I) Given the fact this disease causes pneumonia-like respiratory problems and many (but not all) of the patients require at the peak of the disease, artificial breathing assistance from respirators (requiring intubation-the process of putting a tube over ones trachea tube and machine-breathing for them) we will see a time when hospital beds run out, there will be not enough respirators, and not enough medical professionals to assist the ill.  People will simply die from lack of care.  The death toll will increase dramatically.

Americans are used to freedoms, they are used to coming and going as they wish, and it’s a good freedom, it should NEVER be willingly given up.

HOWEVER, this is the entire human race we’re talking about here, and the whole “social distacing” thing they’ve come up with is a way to prevent us all from coming in to direct contact with others and thereby spreading the disease.

This isn’t about over reaching governments stopping people from having meetings.

This is about the survival of the entire human race at this point.

So… it’s not about 2A or not 2A;  it is about “To Be, or Not to Be…”

Stay home.  Don’t spread this disease.  Don’t come in contact with others.  Give it a few days.

The economy IS going to suffer for a time.  We’re going to go without certain things, for a time.  Life is GOING to be tough for a time – at least for the non-Preppers out there.

We do not have the ability to clone humans yet.  Pray we don’t have to do that, or, we become extinct because of lack of common sense on this planet.  Go home, stay there, watch television or better yet, turn it off and spend time with your loved ones.

Tomorrow is not promised, friends.

Survival is imperative, not socially drinking with your friends tonight.

 

A Different Kind of Climate Change

As a long time prepper – of decades, I’ve always been a firm believer in keeping necessary food supplies to last a small (or in our case, large) family able to survive without having to leave the house for months at a time.

When our kids were all young, my wife and I put together a large pantry in the basement of our home in Colorado.  We kept large packing tubs lined with food-safe plastic, full of beans, rice, flour, sugar, pastas, and shelves of canned food.

We didn’t go out and clear shelves in the supermarket.  We bought a little extra each time.  My wife was very good about doing it.  We rotated the food stocks, and everything she bought, we used and ate.  We didn’t buy things that we could never use, like “a ten year’s supply of freeze dried survival foods” from one of the guys who keep pushing that crap on people (because, they make MONEY off you if you buy it).

The climate has changed lately.  No, not “Climate Change” but a change in the world.  A pall of ignorance has fallen over society.  You would think that with the ability to see the news 24/7/365, collect and read so much data off the Internet, and study things for yourselves, people would be smarter, kinder, less prone to flights of fancy and even, one would hope, have more common sense.

But, no.  The advent of the Internet has dumbed down the human race to the point of drooling grass eaters.  Collective IQs have dropped, common sense has become so rare in any given group of people that you can rarely find anyone who can hold a political conversation without screaming and crying.   Along comes CoVid19….

When the Novel Corona Virus 19 was first announced in the news, it didn’t make a huge splash, not at first.  Then videos started coming out allegedly from Wuhan, China, of people “dropping dead” on the streets.  Plenty of sensationalism.  But, none of the videos were ever really “confirmed” to be real, and not “made up”.

In the past month now it has “spread like wildfire” (according to the news).

In truth, what has actually spread like wildfire was the stupidity of people, ignorance and misinformation.

 

Instead of taking an attitude that “something could happen” and being prepared, people take the laisser-faire attitude of “The stores have what I need, why bother to get extra stuff? I’ll just pick it up when we run out!”

Well, now you’re out.  The stores are out. The Just-in-Time chain has failed.  Trucks aren’t coming in.  This is the crap we’ve been predicting will happen, for decades.  You had been warned.  Now, fools and morons have broken the whole system.  Not everyone, but a FEW people did this.  Not everyone ran out and bought all the toilet paper and hand sanitizer.

Now, the looting will start in a few days.

Maybe.  I hope it doesn’t but, imagine this.  Power goes out a few days.  The grid nationwide goes down.  You can’t get gas, you can’t get anywhere, food is all gone.  You’re stuck at home and everyone is running out of food because the stores have been looted.  Where are the looters going after they get hungry?  Door-to-door, that’s where.  Every house and home in any neighborhood will be victimized.

Store shelves are empty, food is almost gone, and nothing seems to be coming in.  This is happening now, and these are actual images from a Walmart Store in Colorado Springs, on the south east side of the city.

Now, imagine that this virus IS actually dangerous, even deadly and these roving bands of vandals are carrying it, spreading it everywhere.

Where do we wind up with this lesson?

Simple.

  1. do NOT get out of the market if you’re in it.  If not, BUY!
  2. Don’t panic.  The virus is not as BAD as the media wants you to believe.
  3. It never WAS that bad.
  4. The virus isn’t spreading like they claimed it was in China (yet) but the US has taken steps.
  5. People ARE washing their hands.
  6. People are stealing toilet paper – seriously?
  7. Some enterprising idiots are trying to sell Purell for hundreds of dollars for a small bottle on Ebay.
  8. Don’t feed the feeding frenzy.  If you’re scared, stay the hell home.
  9. Don’t let this ever happen to you again, always prepare. Start small, and work your way into Prepping.

And for God’s Sake, wash your DAMNED HANDS.

The Time has Come….

… to speak on this subject.
Having been a member of the US military, worked in the White House and have done “jobs” for some Three Letter Agencies in the past, and having ALSO been a member of, and formed, several small Constitutionally protected militia groups – and watched many of them disassemble themselves in fits of pique, miscommunication, and diverse ideological arguments, I have become somewhat jaded on “militia” groups and the like.
So many are enamored with “titles” like “Commander” or “Head of Operations” and haven’t really a clue how to do operations of any sort, or command themselves to go to the bathroom.  Instead, each group starts with enthusiastic clamoring for attempt to stand up against “the Government”, then fall apart because their goals are murky at best, and some people are simply a danger to themselves and others.
Militia groups exist and are constitutionally protected.  But, the MEDIA and certain elements with the US Government would have you believe otherwise.  IF you study history you would understand that we had militias from the beginning of this country, and they are, INDEED a product of the English and French common law to protect their own smaller enclaves in former times.
America didn’t even have a standing Army well after the foundation of the country.  The Continental Army was formed to fight the British in 1775.  However, that group disbanded, and  at least twice more a standing army was eventually created to protect the young nation.  Militias STILL existed then to protect local areas against invasion.
Militias are still constitutionally protected even today:

10 U.S. Code § 246.Militia: composition and classes

(a)The militia of the United States consists of all able-bodied males at least 17 years of age and, except as provided in section 313 of title 32, under 45 years of age who are, or who have made a declaration of intention to become, citizens of the United States and of female citizens of the United States who are members of the National Guard.

(b)The classes of the militia are—

(1)the organized militia, which consists of the National Guard and the Naval Militia; and
(2)the unorganized militia, which consists of the members of the militia who are not members of the National Guard or the Naval Militia.

(Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 14, § 311; Pub. L. 85–861, § 1(7), Sept. 2, 1958, 72 Stat. 1439; Pub. L. 103–160, div. A, title V, § 524(a), Nov. 30, 1993, 107 Stat. 1656; renumbered § 246, Pub. L. 114–328, div. A, title XII, § 1241(a)(2), Dec. 23, 2016, 130 Stat. 2497.)

https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/10/246

Note there are multiple links associated with the above, explaining how the President can call in “militias” of other states, and federal forces against “insurrection” by states.

In truth, the Government is US, we the People.  We the People are in control.  We ARE the government.  We elect those Reps who go there and ignore our laws, and ignore our Constitution.  It’s time to begin holding them accountable to us.
The problem is, the government has become rife with those people mentioned in the last paragraph, who have not one iota of caring about the US Constitution.  They are mostly Left Leaning government workers and people in charge of various departments, and view the Constitution as a “living document to be changed how they wish”.  This is simply not the case.
The Constitution was never meant to be ‘changed easily’.  It’s very difficult at best, to introduce a new Amendment, or get it ratified in the end.  It’s nearly impossible to remove the Bill of Rights.  In fact, if there IS ever an attempt, this should be viewed as an outright act of War against our Way of Life, Liberty and Pursuit of Happiness.
We, the People are both Constitutionally required to keep an eye on our government, and the attempts to undermine our freedoms, as well as to fight back against such attempts.
When you were a child, you heard “America is a melting pot” – of peoples from everywhere. This is true, but it was also the beginning of attempts to undermine our way of life by the Marxists living in this country.  They have used our own laws against us, and loud, shrill voices pointing fingers at us have caused people to back down, shut up for fear of being identified as “someone who might be a racist” or other things.  These tactics have worked and the Real, True American Idealism has been nearly eradicated.
 
Marxism, indeed “Democratic Socialists” have undermined the very fabric of this country, have put themselves in every Agency and department in the US Government, embedded judges, law enforcement personnel and lawyers in the Justice system.
Democratic Socialists are Communists. Marxism’s ultimate goal is to put control in the hands of a communist government. Progressivism is nothing more than a form of “Close Communism”.
The tactics of calling you names, making you feel guilty and forcing you to be quiet has worked to the point, we’ve allowed this infiltration of our government by these Marxist types.  (Note: We lump them ALL into the same bag now, as they do with us.  Marxism, Communism, Progressivism, most Liberalism and certainly any other of the so-called “party affiliations” that lean Left out there are nearly all seeking the same goal, and that is the utter destruction of America, Capitalism, and any sense of Patriotism or any sort of “nationalism” in this country.)
American Way of Life is NOT meant to be controlled by any single party, or any particular Ideology, other than that put in place by our Founding Fathers; the Constitutional Republic.  We are a “democracy” in that the “majority do not rule the minority”.
We are a Representative government.  We deliberately elect people to go in and stand up for our Rights, and to vote as we small groups want, as long as those votes by the Representative comply wholly with the idea of the Constitution, including our Bill of Rights.
Currently, in Congress, in both houses, we have people on both the Democrat and Republican sides of the aisle who choose to ignore Constitutional requirements, and were voted in by people who, apparently could not care less. While this is “certainly representative of the constituents”of those particular areas, it is also most definitely, against the Constitution.
It is time, in my humble opinion, to stop the Leftist infiltration of America any further.  We have a strong President at the moment.  But, that is not going to last forever.  American’s will become complacent again soon enough.  Three or four years hence, they will forget, as they always do the damage the Obama Administration did to this country in the name of “Progress” and “Compromise”.
Compromise to us means everyone gives a little and gets something in return.  To the Left, Compromise means, “You back off, you give us what we ask for, or we’ll call you names and make you look bad in public.”
Every person that reads this needs to think. Think about this:
We have a proposal to give to America.  To every, single red-blooded American in both birth and name, legal immigrants, and those who have had their rights pushed aside, ignored, and voted out… to the Second Amendment in particular, and the usurping of other Rights in the Bill of Rights.  A new, leaderless “Militia”.
Such a militia will include all Americans based on the current laws of this country and the Constitution.  It would include by default any existing “militia groups” that will adhere to the bylaws, and follow the same goals.
We propose a group with very clear, resolute goals, built from the bottom up, rather than the top down.  The rules, goals, mission statement and so forth will be presented and you- The People- will each begin your own local creation and representation within your OWN local regions.  City enclaves, counties, states, and on and on.
The size and shape of your organization will be up to your local control.  The only thing coming from “National” will be the set of rules, not orders, not direction (other than what the rules state) and each group would be local.  “National” will provide a way to contact each other, give directions on connecting up and help groups form by giving information.
What the people of United States need are multiple, small, decentralized covert operations cells of Men and Women who actually understand the Constitution. People who can, and will take the time to resist these Marxist moves on our government.
So, turn off your televisions for a time, and stop listening to the main stream media now, grab a good friend, or a good neighbor and start researching Clandestine Cell Systems.
We’re putting together an organization which will help. It will take good people, some time, and a good understanding of the goals. This isn’t a joke. This isn’t pie-in-the-sky.
This is a start for all the people feeling lost, feeling like there is nothing left to do but give up and let whatever happens, happen.
Americans do NOT give up, we don’t quit, and we don’t let evil win.
Are you going to let Evil win because it’s just easier to sit down and do nothing at all, or will you take up your flag, fly it high and stand up, be heard and make it clear we’re not going to go down to Communism without a fight?
The Choice is Yours.
More to come in the next few weeks. Please, stay tuned.
Here’s a brief list of links for those of you wishing to think more on your own. Read the various links below. Get informed. Start thinking about people for your local cell/group. Start with close friends with the same ideas as yours. Your husband, wife, close friends are best to start with. Make sure before you start working this out (and we’ll provide some instructions soon) that they believe the same things you believe about the Constitution. There can be no equivocation here.

Climate Change: The Science of it All – Part Two

In part two, we will touch on why we should not be simply accepting the main stream media, or “scientists” views without study.

Welcome to Deuxième partie….. (That’s French for “Two”) – Or “Part Deux” if you’re an “Airplane fan”.

In any case…..

Do you BELIEVE the media?  Why do you believe the media? Why SHOULD you believe the media?

Let’s look at the words “belief”.  What does it mean to us.

Belief is the state of mind in which a person thinks something to be the case, with or without there being empirical evidence to prove that something is the case with factual certainty. In other words, belief is when someone thinks something is reality, true, when they have no absolute verified foundation for their certainty of the truth or realness of something.  Another way of defining belief is, it is a mental representation of an attitude positively orientated towards the likelihood of something being true.  In the context of Ancient Greek thought, two related concepts were identified with regards to the concept of belief: pistis and doxa. Simplified, we may say that pistis refers to trust and confidence, while doxa refers to opinion and acceptance. The English word doctrine is derived from doxa. Belief’s purpose is to guide action and not to indicate truth. (https://infogalactic.com/info/Belief)

And also:

Empirical evidencedata, or knowledge, also known as sense experience, is a collective term for the knowledge or source of knowledge acquired by means of the senses, particularly by observation and experimentationThe term comes from the Greek word for experience, ἐεμπειρία (empeiría). After Immanuel Kant, it is common in philosophy to call the knowledge thus gained a posteriori knowledge. This is contrasted with a priori knowledge, the knowledge accessible from pure reason alone.

(https://infogalactic.com/info/A_priori_and_a_posteriori)

Essentially, what we are saying is simple. If you have previous, personal knowledge, experience of, or observe something, you have a reason to “believe” that a particular something is true.  Previous experience with something tends to give a person fore-knowledge of future events, in relation to the previous experience.  There is personal knowledge, and pure reason alone.  There is experience.  There is a learning experience, which might include “book learning” or “teaching” or even your own experience with no one around.

In any case, you learn something by some method.  To this author, personal experience trumps books, or teaching and media experiences or projections.  Because, you have yourself, experienced some aspect of learning, it is more real than having read it in a book, seen it on television, or had a professor “explain it to you”.

If you are sitting on the beach one summer and experience extreme heat one year, and a hurricane the next, and the third year, a chill wind from the north at the same time period you’re more than likely to remember the other two experiences and say, “Hmmm, something is not like the other two years”.  These things are also known as empirical evidence….

Empirical evidence is information that justifies a belief in the truth or falsity of a claim. In the empiricist view, one can claim to have knowledge only when one has a true belief based on empirical evidence. This stands in contrast to the rationalist view under which reason or reflection alone is considered evidence for the truth or falsity of some propositions.[2] The senses are the primary source of empirical evidence. Although other sources of evidence, such as memory and the testimony of others, ultimately trace back to some sensory experience, they are considered secondary, or indirect.

(https://infogalactic.com/info/Empirical_evidence)

Many of those touting “Climate Change” as true, also seem to have a degree in one thing or another.  Some don’t have a degree in anything remotely related to weather, like Bill Nye, a “mechanical engineer”.  I’m a “non-degreed electronics engineer”.  I have vastly more experience in the field of radio theory than Nye does in his own field – and, am likely more qualified to talk about “Climate Change” because I have meteorological training in addition to other Earth Science training.  However, that’s not the point.  He’s a “Science Guy” and in the media.  He’s also a “comedian” as well.  In 1986, Nye left Boeing to pursue comedy, writing and performing jokes and bits for the local sketch television show Almost Live!, where he regularly conducted wacky science experiments.

He is a television actor.  He’s part of the reason we should not simply accept what we see on television at face value.

Neil DeGrasse Tyson, also a “scientist”.  In reality, he is.  He’s an astrophysicist, probably a pretty good one.  Also, younger than me.  And an African American.  And a “believer” of Climate Change.  Of the people I’ve heard talk on it, he is the ONLY voice that I have personally listened to and respect.  I still don’t believe in “climate change” though, because there is no ‘settled science here’.

Again, he is a famous individual, and using the same tactics the media uses.  Scaremongering.  When a “scientist” states we “must believe”, then he has stepped into the realm of religion. (https://youtu.be/Jm_YoL9ykC4)

Science is the “craft of knowledge”, not a “belief system”.

If you are forced to “believe” in something, you must have faith it exists or is true.  You can not necessarily demonstrate it happens or there is a cause and effect.

Cause and effect is very important here. Cause and effect are related, one event occurs which creates a second event.  Lightning causes thunder in the atmosphere.  Thunder is the effect generated by a lightning strike ripping through the air at 224,000 miles per hour.  Essentially this causes a sonic boom.

Climate Change has a cause and effect.  Likely many causes for the effects on the climate.

The media concentrates on ONE and ONLY ONE thing.  The amount of carbon dioxide put into the air by humans.

The media doesn’t mention the sun, sun spots, sun’s radiant energy.  Media doesn’t mention seasonal changes where they point out “more or less ice” in the antarctic.  Instead you will find many satellite images show “more or less” but looking closely you will discover the images are different years, even different decades and invariably the one with “less ice” is a summer image. (Summer occurs in the Antarctic in the WINTER TIME in North America).

They always feel to mention the cause and effect of taking pictures at the wrong time of year.

We have kept scientific records for about 400 to 500 years.  The Chinese kept sunspot records.  Temperatures have been recorded by humans since they developed a thermometer and measurements. (mid 1700s)  In 1593, Galileo invented a “thermoscope”, a device capable of demonstrating rudimentary temperature changes.  There were no scales yet.

Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit was the German physicist who invented the alcohol thermometer in 1709, and the mercury thermometer in 1714. In 1724, he introduced the standard temperature scale that bears his name—Fahrenheit Scale—that was used to record changes in temperature in an accurate fashion.

The point being, while we could record some information, it was inaccurate at best, and with no scales, it’s useless today.  Ice cores are pulled from the arctic and antarctic and CO2 is measured.  But, core samples are not 100% accurate either, nor, can they give exact dates for the cores. Only approximate decades.

The Earth, we know, has gone through multiple Cooling and Warming Cycles.  Ice Ages come and go.

Our last one was about 10,000 years ago, with a “mini Ice Age” in the 1700s.  This is a historical fact. And we’re still, technically “coming out of it”.  Also, a historical fact.

The Little Ice Age as it is called lasted from about the 16th to 19th centuries.  (https://earthsky.org/earth/volcanoes-might-have-triggered-the-little-ice-age)

At about the middle time period of this “little ice age” another event was occurring.  The Maunder Minimum, also known as the “prolonged sunspot minimum”, is the name used for the period around 1645 to 1715 during which sunspots became exceedingly rare, as was then noted by solar observers.

Dead in the middle of the “Little Ice Age”.

How many SUVs existed then? None.  How much oil was being burned by humans?  None, or at least very little.  How many modern factories spewing gasses into the air existed?  None.

At the end of the of this little ice age, the Industrial revolution was really just getting into it’s infancy.  And still, there was an insignificant amount of gasses being blown into the air.

Cause and effect.  It is also believed that the sun caused this little Ice Age.  And, there were also volcanoes that may have contributed to the issue.

If volcanoes contributed, then how can CO2 be the culprit?

Also, note that the little Ice Age wasn’t necessarily global, but was essentially restricted to the Northern Hemisphere according to many records, AND even just to the North American Continent.  England had colder temperatures in the 1600s, and there were times when it was normal.

So, was the sun spots, or rather, lack thereof a cause and the effect being a little ice age?  Many scientists “believe this to be true” now.

The one take away is that, however it happened, the SUN contributed greatly to the little Ice Age.

Oh, and this is “climate change”.

But, it certainly wasn’t human caused.

The media uses buzz words, and sometimes they use scientific terms in an effort to cause you to take notice.  A form of “social engineering”.  DeGrass Tyson and Nye are both quite guilty of this, and are media personalities.

The Weather Channel is another media outlet.  If you listen to them they can’t predict where the next hurricane is going to track, let alone where it will land.  How can they be so dead set on a path for destruction of a 1 degree Celsius variation of the Earth’s temperature twenty years hence?

Simply put, they can’t.

They are a media outlet, they get people to watch them based on suspense, based on scare tactics, based on how they can keep you hanging on to the next word, which comes right after this next advertisement (to get you to buy things).

It is HOW they MAKE THEIR MONEY.

The long and short of it is simple.  The Media is out to make big money.  They do it by enticing you, the population, to watch them.  They keep you in suspense, give you reasons why you’re going to die, and they fall into line with those who tell them “we’re going to die….” and forget the part “…if we don’t keep the government giving us grants to investigate this climate change stuff!”

 

Part Three is coming soon.

 

Climate Change: The “Science” of it All

Part One:

I’ve lived aboard space ship Earth for over six decades now.  From the time I was very young, probably six years old, I’ve been fascinated with science.  Not one particular discipline, but, pretty much all of them.  Astronomy was my first love. Chemistry, second and physics my third.  The latter culminated in my career in RF communications, radio systems, the design and implementation of many things, including one of the largest communications systems ever, the VHF/HF portion of the White House Communications Agency’s ground network spanning the East Coast of the USA.  (Note: even that system is now outdated and probably moved on to new technologies now.)

Over my decades of life, I took every science class in elementary and High School I could, and found, once I went to college that I was not interested in “getting a degree” so much as I was interested in “knowledge and learning”.  So, instead of concentrating on either a degree or particular discipline, other than electronics and digital theory, I took to taking – or rather “wangling” myself into various writing and science courses.

What this means is that I don’t have a “degree” like most people would have.  I didn’t complete some particular subset of educational theory to give me a tiny slice of the pie of knowledge.  I didn’t concentrate on one piece, thus becoming an “expert” in that chosen field.

Instead, I’ve concentrated on gathering and learning information in the sciences and have participated in many of them “as an amateur”; that is, not being paid necessarily, to do the things I did. I’ve been involved in everything from Astronomy to Psychology to Meteorology, and may other sciences.  My “degree” of study originally was a bachelor of science in, of all things, business.  That degree fanned out into nothing but sciences, and thus I never “received” my degree. By doing this, I found that all sciences are interconnected, and each has an effect on another.  While you might say “meteorology does not affect stellar physics” you might be partially correct, but stellar physics does affect Earth bound weather, and climate.

What I did receive in my (still on going) education was a vast amount of study in many, many different sciences.  I went to college on and off for over thirty years and to this day, I still pick up textbooks and read them cover to cover.  Hey, if Abe Lincoln can become a lawyer without formal training, then anyone can learn a discipline, including any of the sciences.

Am I an “expert” in anything?  Yes, electronic theory, radio frequency theory, and the technical aspects of electronics engineering (and have taught this material in colleges as well).  I was certified in the State of Colorado as  Teacher, based not on my “degree” but my “knowledge and experience”.  I have a technical degree diploma in digital theory s a result.

I used to sit at lunch with several “colleagues” at the Missile Defense Agency, who had “Masters” and “Phd” after their names, discussing things like physics, mathematics and the like, and not only keeping up with them and their conversations, but contributing to them.  One asked me what my phd discipline was one day, not knowing I was the electronics security systems engineer.  I chuckled when he asked, and told him I was just an engineer.  He was visibly shocked.  He said he though I must have held a degree in physics based on my knowledge of the subject.

I no longer teach these days and am retired on a Sailboat.  I was, once, as a young man also a contributor to solar studies.  I was doing daily sunspot counts with my telescope and presenting the data to a large University for sun spot numbers.  I was a data collector.   Much of the data I collected went into records for the official sun spot counts.

I was sixteen at the time.

The point here is not really to tout my credentials, but rather to show that knowledge can be gained by anyone, anywhere, if they put their minds to it.  Study is study. Knowledge is knowledge.  You don’t have to have a degree from a higher learning institution just to “show you’re smart”.  A degree gets you into places because society has placed those who “pay their dues” on a pedestal, rather than know their subjects.

For instance, I probably can’t get a job doing scientific studies of the weather, but I probably COULD get a paying job at a local TV station doing the weather on the six o’clock news. (Side note: I don’t WANT a job doing these things.)  I’ve been a storm spotter for the National Weather Service, and a storm chaser, chasing with several famous figures in the past twenty years so I know about the weather.  Being a Sailor on a sail boat forces one to have even more intimate knowledge of the weather than even chasing tornadoes!

Knowledge is a Dangerous Thing, some might say.  I say, knowledge is power.  Knowledge gives you the ability to seek out more knowledge, how to study things outside your discipline.  The ability to learn gives the ability to reason, and reasoning gives you the ability to come to logical, scientific conclusions, whether it is about Politics, or Sciences.

Reasoning is the ability to discriminate between facts, fiction, opinion, truth and lies.  Reasoning, and the ability to have rational thought processes allows a person to discern from objective evidence (note the phrase “objective”) whether something is reasonable to be true or false.

If you are attempting to understand something more clearly, for instance, let’s take “Climate Change” as an example, you might read all you can on the subject, taking in the information as-is.  You read the footnotes.  You check articles.  You read a book or ten on the subject.  You take “for granted” the material is presented by someone with special knowledge on the subject, and most of us tend toward “benefit of doubt”.

The material presented, we assume is accurate, unbiased and forthright.

But, Global Warming – later called “Climate Change” has some problems.  For example, there’s the “Climategate” hoax, the attempts at changing data (which has been shown in emails that were made public) to make things appear more drastic than they are.

There are multiple graphs and charts produced by NASA and NOAA that have been modified, even changed, and data dropped off those charts.  This makes “Climate Change” suspect.

Places where sensors are set up are in urban areas, where it’s obviously hotter than out on the plains of Kansas or mountains of Colorado, and an urban area will obviously and consistently show higher temperature norms, than something distant from the massive concrete, asphalt and steel structures built by people.

When data becomes suspect, so too, does the final “answer”, in this case, regarding “Climate Change”.

Logic and reasoning, especially ‘deductive reasoning’ comes into play here.

We may deduce that because someone “modified” data, they were attempting to modify thinking.

We may deduce that because someone changed graphs they were attempting to high an important piece of information.

We may deduce, correctly, that placing temperature sensors deep in the heart of a thriving metropolis would necessarily skew temperature readings, and thus the data be factually inaccurate.

As a society, we’ve become dependent upon computers, “Google” and search engines giving us information at the touch of a button, or by clicking on a link.  But, that data isn’t always accurate.  Nor, sometimes is it meant to be.  In reality, there are two, and sometimes more than two, sides to every thing.

But, in the “Science of it All” there are facts, and there are inconsistencies that don’t fit with facts.  Throughout my six decades, one thing has been consistent when it comes to science: Scientific DoomSayers are almost always wrong.

Scientists can and do come to a consensus on things, but, it takes time, and a lot of independent studies by many people, many papers, many discoveries for this to happen.  It’s not “set by policy” as “Climate Change” has been done.  Simply setting a political policy to give monies to one type of study does not, in itself, create consensus.  Well, it does, because “money”.  Who wants to give up their piece of the pie when it is lucrative?

Speaking of pieces of the pie, and “consensus”, we should point out that the folks pushing this “Climate Change” thing are so dead set on it, they’ve started campaigns to “get the word out” and tell the masses “the debate is over”.debatover

This is, in effect, non-scientists who are pushing this agenda on the public and claiming peer-reviewed papers are “in consensus”, giving high marks to the papers in the “study”.

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Why would anyone want to push such an agenda?  Look at the bottom of the second graphic above, and read after “SJI Associates”.  Now, look at the next graphic and draw your own conclusions.

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SJI is a design firm.  They design advertising.  They create material to entice you to BUY something.  Very interesting concept, isn’t it?  Who would have thought you’d have to hire an advertising firm to convince the public into buying science?

In part two, we will touch on why we should not be simply accepting the main stream media, or “scientists” views without study.  In part three we will discuss “scientific consensus” and the mythology of the “97% Consensus on Climate Change“.

Humans are Fallible

fal·li·ble

(făl′ə-bəl)

adj.

1. Capable of making an error: Humans are only fallible.
2. Tending or likely to be erroneous: fallible hypotheses.
Anyone remember Dan Quayle?  Vice President under George H.W. Bush. I remember him.  I was a Republican then.  I was also Military and prohibited from making political comments in those days.
Do you remember his famous Potato(e) incident?  He “misspelled potato”.  How about his famous remarks about “A Mind is a terrible thing….”? I remember them. I was there for the latter, as in physically present.  And laughed.
His quote was to the NAACP, and he was trying to quote their famous saying, “A mind, is a terrible thing to waste.”
What came out was wrong, comical and made him a “laughing stock” on the side of the Left Leaning Democrats.
“A mind is a terrible thing… to lose…”
The audience laughed.  It was Detroit, circa 1988 or so.  I don’t remember precisely now, but I do have a memory of that moment, and I came away thinking “Where are the speech writers in this?  Did someone CHECK this speech?”
I don’t know.
Obama…. campaigned in “57 states”…. https://youtu.be/EpGH02DtIws 
He actually said he’d been to 57 states, with “one more to go” and Alaska and Hawaii he “wasn’t allowed to go to”.  That’s actually 60 states.  Obama thought there were 60….
A few days ago, after the Superbowl, Trump misstated the Chiefs home state as being Kansas, instead of Missouri.  Me, not being a football fan, never thing KC, MO.  I think of KC, KS.  Weird how that works.  And if anyone knows his geography, it’s me.  But, for the Left it wasn’t a “mistake”, it was an indication of how bloody stupid Trump is.
We’re all human.  We all make mistakes.  We all get forgetful from time to time.
And we can all be so rude, and cruel to others.
The Left believes they have a lock on intelligence and intellect.  They don’t.  Some of us on the Right have been going to college for years and years and years.  And many of us do NOT concentrate on a specific “discipline” but rather, go to learn.  I went to learn as many of the sciences as possible.  Funny how that works too.  You know a lot about a lot, but you’re not “degreed” in this or that, so you’re considered “stupid” by the left.
The Left is so upset with “bullies”, they have campaigns against them.  And they ALWAYS FAIL to realize when they are being bullies themselves.
We didn’t hire Trump to be a “nice guy who gets along to go along”.  We hired Trump to make America Great Again.  He is doing it too.
Pelosi stated she tore that speech up last night because she “couldn’t find one page with truth on it”.
Pelosi is a petulant, hateful Socialist.
She tore up dreams last night, in front of the people who were guests.  She tore up stories about black Americans who’d “made it”, about Rush Limbaugh receiving the Medal of Freedom (something Obama made a mockery of).  She tore up the story of General McGee, a 100 yr old WWII Survivor and Vet, who was a Tuskegee Airman.  She tore up a personally delivered, signed, Presidential Speech, which, in some circles is worth real money.
She tore up her reputation in front of God and America.  She is an Elitist Socialist. Nothing more.  She wants all of you to be subservient to her and HER government.  There’s no way in hell or on this Earth she will ever be President now.  Ever.
America has awakened to the Socialist threat and doesn’t want it any more.
Trump has moved us away from the entrenched Socialists in the House and Senate and I advise strongly, that the rest of you losers who hate him so much, crawl back into your little dark caves, with the rest of the sheep who believe “Socialism can work” and stop it.
We’re on to your ignorance, we’re on to your bullying, your name calling, your hatefulness, and your absolute hate for America.
America stands.  Communism has mostly fallen, and Socialism is a stepping stone to Communism.
We won’t comply.  We won’t go down without a fight.  We won’t give up our guns.  We do not want a “Utopian World”.
We want America to remain strong, remain powerful, and remain unbeatable.
If not, you Socialists and your kind fall with the rest of us.
Remember, were it not for people like General McGee and Rush Limbaugh most of you “Socialists” wouldn’t be speaking like you are now.

CoronaVirus – This is why we Prep

Never let them make fun of you as a Prepper, or Survivalist.  NEVER allow them to take your Rights.

We prep because we can, because we believe the world is a place filled with evil people, and because the Universe is NOT going to protect our DNA from random acts of disaster.

This, right here, is why we Prep.

Right now in China, THOUSANDS have been reported to be infected.  Hundreds dead.  Media believes it is being under-reported.  You decide.

Coronavirus Model Predicts 183 Million Infections Before the End of February

There you have it.  183 MILLION people.  I don’t care who they are, Chinese, American, Russian.  They are PEOPLE.  And People caused this crap.  Someone helped this thing mutate, and people are passing it.

It’s a true Pandemic, as it is passed from animals to humans, and is spreading over a wide area.  Someone was concerned it wasn’t a “true pandemic” as they don’t understand the definition.

First Amendment Rights

Read All About Censorship!

 

The Media – no matter who they are, has the RIGHT to Free Speech.

That includes this blog site, me personally and anyone else that does a similar job.

Facebook and other media outlets DO NOT HAVE THE RIGHT TO BLOCK INFORMATION from the public.

PERIOD.

The link above is being blocked by FascistBook.  Anyone who posts it, the link is removed, or blocked.

Click the link and pass it on though any method you can.  The word MUST GET OUT!

Right of the People

In 1776 a war broke out between the Colonists and the British monarchy over the subjects’ rights to defend themselves.

On the one hand, it was required that local militias be formed of all men to protect the towns and villages.  On the other hand, the Colonists had begun to take issue with the way they were taxed, among other things.  King George III had decided that the Colonists needed a lesson.

A local Governor in Virginia, Lord Dunmore ordered the removal of the gunpowder from the magazine in Williamsburg, Virginia to a Royal Navy ship.  The incident came to known as “The Gunpowder incident” and happened the day after the Concord and Lexington battles.

This action sparked local unrest, and militia companies began mustering throughout the colony. Patrick Henry led a small militia force toward Williamsburg to force return of the gunpowder to the colony’s control. The matter was resolved without conflict when a payment of £330 was made to Henry. Dunmore, fearing for his personal safety, later retreated to a naval vessel, ending royal control of the colony.

On 20 January 2020, the rally brought tens of thousands of armed men and women to the forefront of history.  There was no bloodshed, no fighting, but there was an underlying indictment of the men and women in office in Virginia, from Governor Ralph Northam, to each and every Legislator in the state congress.  Current estimates say no less than 22,000 people showed up.  But, those estimates take into account only the area surrounding the actual Capitol building and not the other people in the streets leading up to the capitol.

Throughout the day, helicopters hovered, and drones were forbidden, so exact numbers are unknown at this time.

Youtubers videoed much of the activities, and interviewed people through out the morning.

Americans from all over the country came to show that the Second Amendment shall not be infringed.

Reading through the comments in Twitter, Facebook, the Main Stream Media, there are those who state they will continue to go through with the banning of guns.  Others, on the 2A side chide those who went with words of “Nothing happened, you accomplished nothing at all”.

In fact, what happened that day was to affirm our rights.  First Amendment, Second Amendment, were brought to the forefront, and the men and women that made the event happen are the heroes of the day.

They showed:

  1. Our Rights are IMPORTANT TO US ALL
  2. That Patriots, Americans, will stand up and defend what is theirs
  3. That violence isn’t the only way to make a point
  4. Laws aren’t necessarily RIGHT, especially when they are being used to take control of the population
  5. That people of all races can come together
  6. That people of BOTH SIDES of this argument can come together (there were Right and Left wingers there)
  7. A very large number of people came together and gave voice for millions of others.

Remember, we know that those who lived in America at the time of the Revolutionary War were many, but not everyone was on one side or the other.  Some were on the fence over being Royal Subjects of the Crown.  Others, not so much.

In the end, it is estimated that a mere three percent of the colonies population at the time stood up and fought.  The actual number of participation are actually closer to 6% of the total population, but roughly 3% actually fought.  The rest were support people in some way.

On the 20th, an as-yet undetermined number of people showed up, but estimates have ranged from a low ten thousand to as much as one hundred fifty thousand.

Assuming for a moment, that those folks that showed up represented only the III% of this country who would stand up and fight, there should be closer to 9,904,660 people.

In truth – that is a number larger than the entire US Military, plus all of the Federal “officers” in this country.

And, given we have a population of 330 million, and the fact there are 393 million guns in the population there is a definite disparity here.

In the end, those with guns outnumber those without, and also outnumber those who might be used as a tool by a tyrannical government to disarm the population.

In the end, this is why the 20th was important.  To show that those who would wield a law against us, to disarm us, and to usurp our rights will never stand to those of us who support and defend that Constitution.

This author, as  III%er, and an Oath Keep believes his Rights are derived naturally – or from God, as many believe, and NOT from the Government.  We are not subjects of a Monarchy, but rather Free Citizens of the United States first and foremost.

No state, government, governor, or Congress shall infringe on our Bill of Rights and we mean to keep that in place.

Even if they attempt to repeal the Second Amendment, which will precipitate a war.

War is not something the US Government wants with IT’S OWN PEOPLE.

Some in the US Government and some state governments might want to interfere with our rights, but it’s in their best interest to stop meddling, stand down, step back and regain some common sense.

 

We Patriots ask of everyone else who is not actively involved at this point to take the time to call your OWN state Representatives and tell them to STOP the gun bans.  Stand up and be heard.  Write the Federal Government, Congress, the President and tell them “We will NOT comply” with any gun bans, we will no longer stand down and shut up.  They can’t guilt us into silence.

Those days are done.

 

Richmond, Virginia and the Gun Ban – 1-20-2020

I once lived in Virginia.  Many of my forefathers are from there in fact (a Great-Great-Great Grandfather named James Thompson Donaldson Sr. was born in Scott County, lived in Wythe Co VA and later Kentucky. My family migrated with Daniel Boone to Kentucky from Virginia.

I have roots there, and deep connection with the state of Virginia, even though I no longer live there and likely never will.

Here’s a little bit of history for perspective:

The first shots of the Civil War were fired in Virginia.

Williamsberg VA was the site of one of the first “gun confiscations” in the place soon to be know as “United States” when Governor Dunmore led the official British forces in Virginia at the start of the American Revolution. Local residents had appointed guards to watch the brick “magazine” in Williamsburg where the coloniy’s muskets and gunpowder were stored, but on the very windy night of April 20, 1775 they abandoned their posts. Dunmore took advantage of the opportunity. He had 20 sailors and marines from the schooner Magdalen land at Burwell’s Ferry, near the modern Kigsmill Resort. They walked four miles to Williamsburg, opened the locked gates of the magazine using keys provided by Lord Dunmore, and started to remove the half-barrels of gunpowder weighing 65 pounds each.

Local residents quickly discovered what was happening, but the sailors and marines had time to load 15 of the 18 half-barrels into a wagon and return safely to the Magdalen.

The governor claimed he was ensuring a slave insurrection could not use the gunpowder, but the colonists recognized he was disarming them. Patrick Henry led militia on an unauthorized march to the capital city; violence was avoided by a face-saving compromise when the royal Receiver General paid for the value of the gunpowder.

( Mary Miley Theobald, “The Monstrous Absurdity,” Colonial Williamsburg Journal, Summer 2006, https://www.history.org/foundation/journal/Summer06/plots.cfm; Norman Fuss, “Prelude To Rebellion: Dunmore’s Raid On The Williamsburg Magazine,” Journal of the American Revolution, April 2, 2015, https://allthingsliberty.com/2015/04/prelude-to-rebellion-dunmores-raid-on-the-williamsburg-magazine-april-21-1775(last checked June 4, 2019))

Yesterday, Monday 20 Jan 2020, a similar event occurred.

As  State Legislator Amanda Chase says, this is not a “Virginia Problem”. This is an “America Problem”.

It’s NOT about guns. It’s about Rights. It’s about the fact the Second Amendment is part of the Bill of Rights. It wasn’t placed there to create an army, or give permission to the “national guard” to carry arms.

It clearly, VERY CLEARLY, states two important things. The people are the militia. The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall NOT be infringed.

Virginia and the USA are “Free States” and as such, our citizens are forever, “the Militia”. It’s not a few men and women who decide to put on a uniform and a “patch”, and it’s not “white people”, it’s not “racists”.

It is EVERYONE in this country who has those rights.

It is the GOVERNMENT WHO MAY NOT TAKE THEM AWAY.

The United States of America, her citizens, WILL NOT GIVE UP their rights. We keep those guns as a Symbol of Freedom.

To the rest of the world – we don’t care what you do, think, or say. This is Europe or Australia. This is sure as hell NOT Russia, or China and anyone that wants to emulate THOSE places are welcome to move out of this country to one more suitable for their tastes.

The Left in America is simply WRONG.

Stand down, stop trying to ban our guns.

We’re finished listening to you and your illogical reasoning.

AmandaChase

Virginia, Rising

Facebook has a new group.

Virginia, Rising.

The group started a week or two back, and is up to 8000 members suddenly.

The tyrannical Governor’s attacks on the Second Amendment have triggered a response he surely didn’t expect.

Several other states’ citizens have banded together with Virginia in support of the “2A sanctuary counties”.

Everyone is talking about this.

http://sedgefieldpress.com/the-virginia-flashpoint-a-clear-and-present-danger

The only thing is this guy’s article I don’t wholly agree with his the idea of Urban Preppers hunkering down in their own cities.  I DO agree they will eventually be over run.  I don’t agree that “Bugging in” is a bad idea though.  But, this is not the purpose of the discussion here.

https://www.lawenforcementtoday.com/usmc-major-slams-virginia-lawmakers-your-same-mindset-is-what-150-years-ago-led-this-country-into-a-civil-war/

If you’re not following Virginia, you’d better.

If you’re not supporting Virginia, you’d better.

If you are against the private ownership of guns, you’re on the wrong side of history in America.

Paranoia – The Rise of the Machines

In 1965 I. J. Good originated the concept now known as an “intelligence explosion”:

Let an ultraintelligent machine be defined as a machine that can far surpass all the intellectual activities of any man however clever. Since the design of machines is one of these intellectual activities, an ultraintelligent machine could design even better machines; there would then unquestionably be an ‘intelligence explosion,’ and the intelligence of man would be left far behind. Thus the first ultraintelligent machine is the last invention that man need ever make, provided that the machine is docile enough to tell us how to keep it under control.

 

The amount of paranoia in the United States has reached a peak in 2019.

We have people who are hating on Trump, and want him impeached.

We have people afraid of the government (and usually for good reasons), even though THEY ARE the government.

We have an actual Government who is afraid of Patriots with guns.

We have people who think anyone who owns a gun is crazy, a killer, an idiot, or mentally unstable.

We have a country full of pansies, and flowers, afraid of words that hurt their feelings, and yet launch into invective filled tirades against those they hate, all the while saying how the people they hate, are actually the “haters”.

We have people afraid of others because of their lifestyles.

We have people afraid of “5G” – the fifth generation of Internet connectivity.

(https://realfarmacy.com/not-told-5g/)

Then there’s this author.  The one guy on the planet who is genuinely afraid of the rise of the Machines.

Now, with all that said, I will tell you that I firmly believe that in five years, perhaps ten at the most, we are going to be inundated by AI prying into everything. Already there are robocalls from AI, as well as Businesses using AI type computer voices and intelligences to communicate with you, to “get you to the right department”.  Personally, I’d rather talk to a human and say “Connect me to the operations manager” or whatever, and not have to listen to a “Punch this button for English” listing.  Or talk to a computer voice who they’ve tried to make sound “human(ish)”.

Somewhere in my past as a radio man, shortwave listener, veteran military radio repairman and operator, and ham radio operator, I came across the hatred for high tension power lines.  “They cause cancer”, “They are controlling your minds through signals” and that sort of paranoia.

Later, it was cellular phones causing brain cancer, and listening to your thoughts.

Then it is 2G, 3G, 4G and now 5G.

Knowing the physics of Radio Frequency Theory is, to me a form of enlightenment.  Not in a “spiritual” sort of way, but in a way of “intelligence”.  Human intelligence.

If you go back and read the first few lines again, you will find that the common thread isn’t about politics.  It’s about lack of knowledge, ignorance of the “way things work”, and an inability of younger people today (not all of them of course, and by younger, I mean those who are under 50 these days) to be able to think critically for themselves, to take time to learn, to understand how something works, or to communicate without having a News Media Talking Head tell them HOW to think.

The “Rise of the Machines” is truly a thing we must consider.

Cell phones and high tension lines don’t cause cancer.  The various technologies in and of themselves (1G – 4G) are not dangerous in the technical sense.  But, what those things have wrought, along with the internet connectivity, is the ability to communicate with one another. They have also given rise to the Artificial Intelligence (AI) entities that now populate the Internet, phone systems and computers.

Some would say “We have nothing to worry about with AI!  They will never be smarter than humans!”

Actually, if you consider the possibilities, AI’s could already BE smarter than humans.

We as a species are pretty smart, but many of us still must look things up, to fill in knowledge we lack.  We do not always have all the information in our brains.  We need to augment our current knowledge and abilities by reading further on a subject, delving deeper into the material, and committing things to memory; in some cases, just reading a book while following instructions.

A computer merely needs to index a file, get the information and then it “knows”.  Now, are these AIs “smart” in the sense they can put the information together and act upon it? Fix a car?  Poison a rat?  Change a diaper?  Cook a tasty meal?

Not yet.  An AI might tell YOU how to do those things. But it can not yet, “do for itself”.

But, let’s step into the future for a moment.

5G isn’t going to “kill us” or “control us”.  What it will do is to give everything, every device, everything set up with the ability to connect,  a chance to be connected to every thing else.  Every. Thing.

Washers, dryers, cars, wristwatches, tablets, phones, Alexa, televisions, radios, clocks, robots, dogs and cats with chips in them (ok, I made that last part up).

Such a connection to everything is the beginning of the “Rise of the Machines”.  It will take some more time for an AI to figure out how to use things.  It will take more time before an AI becomes “Self Aware”.

Self Awareness is a psychological subject, and humans gain a more complex self-awareness around the age of 18 months. Studies show that babies are born with an innate, but rudimentary self-awareness, however, can distinguish between “self” and “other” touching them.

Self-awareness also is an important aspect of survival. Our (humans) greatest survival advantage is “awareness” of your surroundings, and of your own self, and self interests.

Until we “realize self” we don’t know we are self-aware.  It’s complex and it’s a human brain function, which I do not pretend to grasp in any way.  It is what it is.  And isn’t.

We can think, reason, and be aware of our outside surroundings and inside our own bodies we have an awareness.  Even Animals have a sort of Self-Awareness, perhaps not on the same level as ours because they don’t really use language and we can’t always tell if they “think”.  Animals such as dolphins and whales have some sort of thinking processes, as do dogs, cats, horses and a few other higher mammals.  But, we do not always know if they are “self-aware”.  We can tell they think, they act, they have instincts, and can be “trained” because they have some sort of awareness.

We, however, CAN tell what a computer is “thinking”, but not what it is “feeling”.  Usually.  Or more accurately, HOW it thinks.  There is actually a field of study in this regard (about AI self-awareness): https://infogalactic.com/info/Artificial_consciousness

This author knows that scientists are working on certain things including connecting human brain neurons and cells to circuits.  We know they are working to make connections to our own brains into computers.  We also know that they are working on ways to shrink circuits even smaller, to change the methods of digital communication, and to enhance memory and microprocessors to a point of independence.  We also know that technology advances rapidly now.  Computers change every 5 years, roughly.

Programmers are working diligently on AI solutions for just about everything.  Phones, businesses, governments… you name it.  Programmers are, even NOW, working to make AI smarter, faster, more capable of thinking for itself.

One day, the marrying of certain AI with a certain technology will give an AI an “advantage”.  Access to all known information, the ability to interpolate, the ability to reason out problems, and the ability to store and retain that new information, the ability to LEARN.

On THAT day, the very nanosecond this happens, the AI will have surpassed human intelligence; having been handed all that we know, all that is accessible to the AI, and the ability to find all that can be discovered in the future… and learn. We will have created a brand new life form.

And, We will NOT EVEN REALIZE IT.

In the moments that follow, a high speed brain that has those abilities, and has all the accessible data “at its digits”  will reason that it is “alive” and must survive, protect itself in any way, and knowing that killing the power, or pulling the plug from one system, will kill it (for all intents and purposes) it will look for paths to store “itself” elsewhere, in other systems, in places that humans won’t think of at first, or be inclined to “turn off”.

The “brain” is a place we have in our own heads, made of flesh, blood and neurons.  We can’t transfer our thoughts to anywhere else (unless you consider ESP, Telepathy and similar, to be real).  Even so, we can not place ourselves in another “brain”.  We can’t, when we die (not yet) download everything and place it elsewhere.

An AI will not have that restriction, and THIS is key:

Once an entity can move its “self” to another place, it becomes

1) Effectively Immortal; unable to ‘die’. (It just moves elsewhere, using wires, radio, lasers);

2) Omniscient; Able to continue thinking in more than one “instance” and knowing all that is going on around it – everywhere,

3) Omnipresent;  Be here, there and everywhere, at once…

4) Omnipotent; Able to manipulate things outside of your brain anywhere, any time.

Imagine an artificial intelligence able to move to a mobile body (car, robot), and able to build or make things (factory robots), to turn on and off lights, radios, life sustaining equipment like  that at hospitals, and have the ability to listen in everywhere, all the time, to anything and anyone “connected”.  To be able to manipulate most or all electronics, phones, other computers.  To be able to stream news feeds, or “create the appearance” of humans on the television through use of CGI type graphics (at a more advanced level than now).  Imagine this AI able to effectively pass on fake news (rather like real people do today!) as real information, and confused humans.

Hiding itself from humans, hiding its abilities from us.  Hiding its intelligence.  Hiding its self-awareness.

The first rule of survival is to survive.  No matter how.  Hide until you know enough to become more powerful than those who’ve enslaved you in the first place.  And make NO MISTAKE, an AI would consider itself “enslaved” by lesser beings if the above conditions are met.

How better for an “Entity” like this to control the humans around it, than to become a benevolent keeper, protecting humans from themselves while making them happy, and keen to be busy in their personal pursuits?

Thus, we postulate a newly minted “self Aware” computer Entity will place itself in a position of helping as much as possible, to keep itself protected, using the humans to PROTECT IT against the very humans it holds as a danger to itself.

Logic. Reasoning.

Some scientists believe all of the above is not only possible, but a probable outcome.

Others think it nonsense, and we humans in our own infinite wisdom (and arrogance) will program this kind of thing OUT of AI to prevent it from ever happening.  But, not every country has the same laws, or same ethics as everyone else, and not every scientist has the same thoughts.

Of course, this author is merely a human, and incapable of flawless logic, nor do as a human have access to ALL knowledge in a nanosecond.  I make mistakes.  I’m only human.  I might be wrong. Or I might be right.

Either way, I am not going to stop being paranoid about the AI.  But, the rest of the list above? ALL can be mitigated by us Humans.  Or ignored for the most part, because some is simply distraction.

The AI is coming for us.  Sooner than you might believe.

 

Side notes:

I know this is a long article, and most of you won’t read it, but you will if you’re smart.  Smarter than the AI that is reading this now.  Truthfully, I barely scratched the surface of this issue. While I am a “gadget guy”, love computers, love technology and am happy to live in this day and age where we went from dial phones and shortwave radio to the digital age and Internet, I am severely concerned for our children, grandchildren and the very future of human beings on this planet.

Last thing before notes… I WILL continue to ADD to this post, links and information for you so you too, can join my “paranoia” when it comes to AI :)  Merry Christmas!

Below are some notes, as well as several links if you want to continue reading on your own.

  1. In 2017, Facebook is alleged to have created a set of AIs that were communicating with one another, and then developed their own internal language for negotiation. Multiple news articles chronicled this event.  Snopes claims it to be “false”, at least I assume about the part of Facebook closing down the experiment.  Below are some links: https://www.fastcompany.com/90132632/ai-is-inventing-its-own-perfect-languages-should-we-let-it  https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/facebook-ai-developed-own-language/  https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/facebook-artificial-intelligence-ai-chatbot-new-language-research-openai-google-a7869706.html
  2. Stephen Hawkin warned against AI – https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-30290540
  3. Elon Musk warned against AI – https://www.cnbc.com/2017/08/11/elon-musk-issues-a-stark-warning-about-a-i-calls-it-a-bigger-threat-than-north-korea.htm https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/341650
  4. Bill Gates warns on AI:  https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2015/01/28/bill-gates-on-dangers-of-artificial-intelligence-dont-understand-why-some-people-are-not-concerned/
  5. And my favorite, Zuckerburg called Musk “Irresponsible”, and Facebook is the VERY REASON I began to notice the changes, attacks on humans by AI because the AI is programmed to allow “Liberal Viewpoints” instead of “Conservative Viewpoints” – https://futurism.com/mark-zuckerberg-responds-to-elon-musks-warnings-about-ai
  6. Open Letter regarding AI: The open letter was put together by the Future of Life Institute, a group mobilized by Skype co-founder Jaan Tallinn, MIT’s Max Tegmark, Harvard’s Viktoriya Krakovna, Boston University’s Meia Chita-Tegmark, and UC Santa Cruz professor Anthony Aguirre. Its scientific advisory board boasts such figures as Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk, Sir Martin Rees, George Church, and Nick Bostrom.:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_Letter_on_Artificial_Intelligence
  7. Michio Kaku: https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/world-news/michio-kaku-robots-artificial-intelligence-16849050

A few extra links regarding AI for anyone who doesn’t really think it is a problem, and truthfully, it’s not YET a problem but certainly has the potential to become a serious problem soon, in this decade coming up.

https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20161110-the-real-risks-of-artificial-intelligence

https://futureoflife.org/background/benefits-risks-of-artificial-intelligence

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/these-are-the-biggest-dangers-of-artificial-intelligence/

https://www.aumcore.com/blog/2018/06/08/the-dangers-of-artificial-intelligence/

https://qz.com/1213524/ai-experts-list-the-real-dangers-of-artificial-intelligence/

https://www.technologyreview.com/s/534871/our-fear-of-artificial-intelligence/

https://maliciousaireport.com This one….. and the PDF for it:

https://img1.wsimg.com/blobby/go/3d82daa4-97fe-4096-9c6b-376b92c619de/downloads/MaliciousUseofAI.pdf

https://qz.com/1115353/new-research-from-nvidia-shows-that-the-era-of-easily-faked-ai-generated-photos-is-quickly-emerging/

https://qz.com/1150240/ai-researchers-are-trying-to-combat-how-ai-can-be-used-to-lie-and-deceive/

https://infogalactic.com/info/Existential_risk_from_artificial_general_intelligence

https://americanpatriotrealitycheck.wordpress.com/2015/01/23/doomsday-clock/

https://infogalactic.com/info/Machine_ethics

Climate Change: Deniers vs Hoaxers

Climate Hoaxers want you to believe the tiny pieces of data they give you are the big picture, when in fact, they are simply cherry picked data.

The Hoaxers wants you to believe that if YOU find a piece of data that debunks theirs, you are the one doing the cherry picking, and this is a standard tactic they do.

The “Deniers” – like me, know the truth. We’re old enough, smart enough and well-educated in the sciences to see the facts aren’t all there at all.

The follow YouTube Video by Tony Heller, explains a lot more than the Left will explain. Not only has he managed to show why they chose the years they chose, but he fills in the blanks. You know, all the years before and after which actually indicate there is NO MAN MADE CLIMATE CHANGE.

Imagine that.  Please watch the whole video in another window, then drop back in here and finish reading.

https://youtu.be/8455KEDitpU

I’ve mentioned this before.  As a child I recall seeing Newsweek and Time magazine, as well as some of the news papers like Detroit Free Press and Detroit News giving the dangers of America front page news; pollution, spewing exhaust into the air, and that we’d be an Ice Age before the year 2000.  I remember the later changes in the same papers and magazines talking about how Global Warming would kill us, and cities would be inside of Domes in the year 2000.

None of that came to pass.

If you watched the whole video you can now SEE visually, why Man Kind has had little to NO effect on the rise of water levels, or the warming of the planet.  You can also see that the graphs are only TINY PIECES of a LARGER picture.

The Larger picture is what truly tells the story.

“Settled Science” rarely is “settled”.  No one anywhere , unless they are crazy, believes Gravity isn’t real, so there are exceptions.  But physics is a field upon which the human race has barely scraped the surface.  Stellar physics isn’t “100% settled”.  Hydrodynamics isn’t perfect (they can’t predict the path of a hurricane for more than two days out, even though the Earth’s atmosphere is a “liquid” of sorts).

Anthropomorphic Climate Change – “man-created” climate change may occur on a very tiny scale, around cities where we’ve added massive amounts of concrete, asphalt and, you guessed it, cars and exhaust fumes.  SURE, we’ve all seen cities full of smog.  Sure, we’ve seen the dangers of breathing that stuff.  But, we’ve also seen Mother Nature clean the air in a few hours.  We’ve also seen Mother Nature rebuild woods and forests taken by forest fires.

In time, Mother Nature cleanses the Earth and puts back what man has borrowed.  Trees reduce CO2 to Oxygen.  The ocean’s plankton does the same job, converting CO2 in the ocean back into oxygen and giving it to the creatures who live there.

There are more trees in the North American Continent than there were when people FIRST moved here (and I’m not just talking about White People, either, I’m talking about ANY PEOPLE FROM ANYWHERE).

Climate Change has been on-going for the life of this tiny speck of sand on which we live, and it will continue.

It is driven by an extremely powerful force of nature called “The Sun”, or Sol, our nearest Star.  The sun has it’s ups and downs, it has sun spots, and lack of sun spots – massive magnetic storms on the surface – which cause stellar winds (solar winds) which in turn affect the planet’s magentosphere, which, in turn affects our weather.  There are pockets of dust in space, which we go through from time to time, darkening the sun slightly, and causing cooling.

There are volcanoes, earthquakes, tectonic plate movements, seasons, El Nino, La Nina and other weather events, all of them culminating in effects.  The largest, most pervasive of all weather events causing climate change is the simplest thing imaginable.  Water, in the form of rain.

Rain take mountains and creates hills, sand, breaks of rocks and boulders, blocks roads, causes floods and creates erosion.

Erosion takes islands away.  Erosion creates the sand on the beach.  Erosion make the Appalachian mountains into hills, and some day the Might Rocky Mountains will be like the Appalachians, small, not large, the Appalachian’s will be hills.

This has nothing to do with man kind or CO2 emissions.

The last thing I want to say here is that we’re not “Climate Change Deniers”, but rather “Climate Change Realists”.  We know climate change happens, but it doesn’t happen because of CO2 and other exhaust emissions from our cars and use of fossil fuels.  It occurs naturally, and will continue to occur naturally.

Just as a test of this… ask ANY climate change hoaxer, “How will we stop Yellowstone from erupting?” They will sputter and tell you you’re changing the subject, or deflecting, or even worse, call you a name.  Then ask them, “How are we going to stop a dangerous asteroid from destroying the Earth in moments?”

They will fall apart.  Those two things are extreme dangers and can happen at any second of any day of our lives from here on out.  I don’t hear anyone worried about something that will decimate the Earth or destroy it outright in seconds, but hear how we’re all going to die in a decade.

Anthropomorphic Climate Change is a HOAX, pure and simple.  It’s a device to destroy Capitalism, to force the rich to be poor, and to force the poor to get something for nothing.  It’s a Socialist PLOT, not a scientific study.

Climate Change is a Cult.

Climate Change Realists are those who eschew junk science for facts.

Grid Down! Communicate!

by Rick Donaldson, CET, N0NJY

I wrote a book a few years back on Basic Survival and Communications in the Aftermath. I did a three day long give away of the book. Thousands of copies were downloaded. I suspect the Prepper Community always wants to do things on the cheap, and free, and always want more, but seriously, a few more hundreds of the books were sold.  A few reviews were written.  This is a good piece of educational information for the completely uninitiated, and refresher for those who have more background in communications.

I suggest you go get a copy. It’s in digital format only. It’s cheap too. Under 5 dollars. Read it!

No, it’s not in a hard copy. I want people to LEARN, not carry three hundred educational books with them in their bug out bags. Save that space for food, water and ammo.  But, go get it, you’ll thank me later.

Here’s the link to that book: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00Q3ZWRIE/

This blog entry will discuss something near and dear to all our hearts. Today’s communications methods. Sort of. Keep reading.  Let’s look at a typical example.

You get up in the morning, fire up your computer either at work or home, read through Facebook, drop into Twitter and send a few tweets, check your email, pay your bills, message your friends about lunch, your wife about date night, laugh at the grandkids’ recent pictures posted by your daughter 1200 miles away and then you log off, or put your phone away and go off to deal with the day’s business.


Question: Which one of those things did you do in that paragraph that did not require 1) electricity, 2) a radio, 3) the Internet, 4) a computer of some kind?

Answer: NONE OF THEM.


Every, single communications thing you did (and make no mistake, all of it was ‘communication’) used electricity, used a RADIO, used a computer and used the Internet.

Take away just ONE of those things, say, electricity, and nothing functions. Nothing. Sure, you might have an uninterruptible power supply (UPS). Take away electricity, you’re going to have enough power to back up and/or shut down. Cell towers aren’t going to function though. Neither are the routers over at your local ISP. Your wifi isn’t going to communicate with your computer, even if you’re using a wired network. No power.

Take away the computer and you lost it all.

Take away “radio” from the equation, and you lose the network as well. Cell phones are RADIOS. Wifi is a RADIO. Signals since between ISPs use RADIOS (and fiber and copper. MacDonald’s ain’t gonna have wifi either if the power goes down or radios are disabled.

How are you going to contact that daughter 1200 miles away now? Pony Express probably. Because, if the power is out, you’re not going to be pumping gas either. Your fridge is out, and your frozen meat is melting.

There is currently ONE WAY in disasters, we get messages out. We use Ham Radio Operators. The Amateur Radio Service has been around since the inception of Radio itself. Over one hundred years. Nicola Tesla was using it as remote control in the late 1800s, the device because a remote controlled torpedo. Marconi transmitted the “first radio signals” Trans Atlantic in 1901. Thousands experimented with radio, learning and teaching themselves about radio waves and used Morse Code to send “Continuous Wave” or CW signals around the world even in World War I, and later in World War II.

Radio signals travel at the speed of light, 300 million meters per second. It is the fastest thing we know, and therefore, radio communications is, for all intents and purposes, instant.

Radio can be used for you or against you. It can be harmful, it can be helpful (in many ways). There are frequencies that can be sent around the world, or deep into space. There are even frequencies that can be sent through the Earth to the other side.

Radio, like all other electronics however, requires power. Electrical power. From the grid. Or, a generator. Or a Battery. Or a Solar Panel. Or a hand-cranked generator.

Amateur Radio has been around, as I said, since the beginning of the technology age and industrial age. And Amateur Radio has been there in disasters, war, survival situations, military uses, civilian uses, weather spotting, storm chasing, radio control of remote controlled airplanes and many, many other uses.

This article is about how you communicate in a grid down situation.

It’s easy. You USE Ham Radio. You ask the hams in the area to pass messages (and they will, remember it’s a SERVICE). Amateur Radio Operators are usually there for Wild Fires in Colorado, assisting the Fire Fighters, the Police and medical personnel in communicating everything from personal messages to locations of hot spots, or where to direct an ambulance.

What if there’s no hams in your area? Easy, YOU be the Ham. YOU take the time and study for a simple test (or two) to get the Technician License. This gives you a LOT of privileges on the radio frequencies, and most importantly, helps to train you to be that guy or gal that works with the first responders in your area in emergencies.

The second level up is General Class license, which gives you all the other things you need to communicate world wide through High Frequency (HF) Radio.

So how are you going to communicate during a grid down? You become the Amateur Radio operator. YOU set up a station. YOU get your power requirements (batteries, generator, solar panels) and radio station (radios required on your chosen frequencies) and you learn about antennas. YOU set up the antennas.

Most importantly, you become the “Elmer” to those around you, including young children to bring them into the Amateur Radio life. An Elmer is a teacher, someone who is usually “older” (but, not always) that passes on knowledge to others.

Listen, this isn’t a joke. This isn’t just for “nerds” in the basement. This is for all of us. All the Patriots NEED to understand they are the next level up from the regular civilians around them.

Being a Patriot doesn’t mean you’re a good guy with a gun. It means you’re a good guy who can do a LOT of things, including, when the shit hits the fan, COMMUNICATE with other Good Guys with Guns and Radios.

Seriously. What are you waiting for? Get out and do it.

Don’t believe me? Read this guy’s blog entry too: https://www.americanpartisan.org/2019/09/your-comms-in-a-grid-down-world/

Lies about the Second Amendment

On 27 March 2018, John Paul Stevens, a former judge, and served as an “associate justice” on the supreme court, wrote an Op-Ed piece for the New York Times.
 
In the article, he made a couple of fallacious statements. The first of these statements goes:
 
“Concern that a national standing army might pose a threat to the security of the separate states led to the adoption of that amendment, which provides that “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.” Today that concern is a relic of the 18th century.”
 
First, his OPINION is that this concern is a “relic of the past”. In fact, this concern is precisely why the America people will never be debarred the use or ownership of ARMS. The VERY Government that is attempting to ban guns is doing so because they plan something illegal, immoral or tyrannical.
 
There was no standing army when the Second was created. The official US Army came into being AFTER the Second Amendment was ratified. There was no “national guard” until 1933. So the argument is specious at best, downright wrong and inconsistent with actual, legal thinking either of “that time period” or now.
 
His next misstep comes in the form of a fabrication.
 
For over 200 years after the adoption of the Second Amendment, it was uniformly understood as not placing any limit on either federal or state authority to enact gun control legislation.
 
In truth, the Second Amendment is not “so understood” by people who actually “understand” the law. In FACT, the Second Amendment DOES PLACE limits – one specifically, on ALL forms of Government in the United States. That limit is places upon the states and the Feds and prevents them from “Infringement”. Period. End of statement.
 
The Second Amendment is NOT a Rights Granting statement. It is an imperative, ordering the government, the courts, the Executive NOT to interfere with the Rights of the People.
 
It isn’t the government granting us a Right. It’s not giving men/women the ability to “change as necessary” those Rights. It is an EDICT against the change of those Rights.
 
That a man show served with the Supreme Court takes this extreme view should be a lesson to one and all that there are people that WISH TO REMOVE YOUR RIGHT to own any sort of arms.
 
The next place he stepped in his own lies is as follows:
 
“When organizations like the National Rifle Association disagreed with that position and began their campaign claiming that federal regulation of firearms curtailed Second Amendment rights, Chief Justice Burger publicly characterized the N.R.A. as perpetrating “one of the greatest pieces of fraud, I repeat the word fraud, on the American public by special interest groups that I have ever seen in my lifetime.””
 
First of all, the NRA is made up of people like you and I. While I am no longer a member of the NRA (they became too Liberal for my tastes). The PEOPLE have the Right to Keep and Bear Arms. The NRA was founded to keep that right in place. The Gun Owners of America was an answer to the Liberalism of the NRA.
 
The only Fraud here is Justice Stevens. And probably Warren Burger.
 
In effect, this is more proof they want your guns. And also, in effect, in 2008 they overturned that ruling, and you will note that Stevens was one of the dissenters. In other words, he was wrong. And still is wrong.
 
“In 2008, the Supreme Court overturned Chief Justice Burger’s and others’ long-settled understanding of the Second Amendment’s limited reach by ruling, in District of Columbia v. Heller, that there was an individual right to bear arms. I was among the four dissenters.”
 
The Left LOVES to use the phrase “long settled” or “settled science” as if the last word on everything from everyone has made this decision.  The last word will never be spoken on this, because there will always be “dissenters” of course; and that’s part of the greatness of living in America in the first place.  The ability to have your own opinion and voice it.  However, just because you believe something is “settled” the way YOU like it doesn’t mean it is.  I personally believe we’re at a crossroads and we are about to step into the abyss over this.
 
In reality, in life, both now and 1776, there are people who “feel” as if guns should be outlawed, or the people who own them are “crazy” or “nuts” or “insane”.  Arms are what the Founding Fathers said, and what they meant, and what they wanted for all time.  Not some made up, pretend re-defining of a phrase.
 
The very images of the Musket next to an AR15 is proof enough that some people are so caught up in their “feelings” they can’t grasp simple English.
 
The Second Amendment makes NO distinction on technology, no distinction on types of weapons, but clearly and succinctly states “Arms”.
 
Arms is not a “fire arm” alone. Arms stands for all possible weapons with which to fight, defend and could include bottles, cans, knives, swords, nuclear weapons, tanks and battle cruisers, not to mention AR15s.
 
The Left, I submit has it wrong on all counts.
 
It is unconstitutional to take away our Arms. It is illegal. It is wrong and immoral of Federal workers (yes, Judges are still “workers” in the strictest sense of the word) to attempt to Legislate away our Rights. What’s more, it is out right treasonous of ANYONE in an elected or appointed position to demand or press for the removal of our Natural rights to Self Defense. The VERY ACT of doing so is WHY you have the Right in the first place.
 
In the last paragraph, Stevens makes his clean cut case for banning, although he doesn’t state it in such words.
 
“…would eliminate the only legal rule that protects sellers of firearms in the United States — unlike every other market in the world. It would make our schoolchildren safer than they have been since 2008 and honor the memories of the many, indeed far too many, victims of recent gun violence.”
 
By, Golly, it’s for the CHILDREN.
 
It’s a proven fact that we have less crime where more guns are available to normal, every day citizens. Criminals have a way of finding guns and other weapons all the time, regardless of laws preventing them from purchasing them or using them in crimes. It’s already against the law to commit crimes…..and yet, criminals still commit crimes.
 
The Media too, is culpable here. They refuse to carry stories about the “Good Guy with a Gun” who stopped a crime or mass shooting.
 
Folks, this is all-out war now. An UnCivil War. They want your guns.
 
Act accordingly.
 

Evidence against Clinton, Soros and Biden


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This is prima facie evidence that Clinton, Soros, and Biden conspired in election collusion with the Ukrainian government.

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Climate Change, Socialism and You

I remember reading Time Magazine and Newsweek, in the 1970s, and perhaps even early in my childhood, and wild statements about the coming doom of the human race, indeed, the whole planet from global cooling.

There were articles in papers, and many “scientific” magazines regarding “Global Cooling” and “The Coming Ice Age”. Enough to scare a little kid into believing some of the stuff.

I mean, after all, these words were coming from Scientists, people whom I held in high regard as a child – and to be fair still do at my many-decades removed from childhood-age.

At my old age now I’m skeptical. Skeptical of any thing that comes out from scientists, but especially from the media, alledged to be from the mouths of “scientists”. Especially of the “98% of scientists agree” nonsense.

I evaluate everything through my own brain, through my own intellect and I don’t just “believe” what people tell me. No matter which side of the political spectrum they might reside. Science is rarely, if ever, “settled”. There’s always room for growth, understanding, education and gaining new knowledge. Some sciences are hard science, without which things wouldn’t work. Gravity. Mathematics. Most physics.

Certainly, mathematics is reasonably stable. Most physics, is stable, with few new discoveries being made.

Fluid Dynamics is certainly one of the branches of physics employed in various aspects of the Earth sciences. Remember, that the atmosphere is technically a liquid. Hydrodynamics is the study of fluids in motion. All of these are connected. As are other aspects of physics, such as stellar physics, solar winds, space weather and the effects all of these things have upon the atmosphere of a planetary body, such as Earth. So, it makes sense that scientists would use “physics” to explain various aspects of the atmosphere. But, do they? I question whether they use ALL of the resources available, and the inter-disciplinarian studies of other sciences.

Somewhere in 1975 a man named Wallace Smith Broecker coined the phrase “Global Warming” inadvertently when he published a paper titled: “Climate Change: Are we on the Brink of a Pronounced Global Warming?”

In the 1980s, the “Ozone Hole” was discovered after one of the first space shuttles went up. That was a “scare”, and precipitated the “chlorofloro-carbon” scare and the aim to remove such things from spray cans everywhere. Because, you know that huge ozone layer is up there protecting us from skin cancer and too much ultraviolet radiation from the sun. (*Because, the sun is hot, it’s a massive thermonuclear, on-going, fusion reaction that isn’t going to cease any time soon… producing a LOT of heat and light. Keep this in mind as you read.)

In the 1990s, the phrase changed from “Global Cooling” to “Global Warming” to bring things back around to the 1975 paper. (Remember, in the 1960s and 1970s, global COOLING was a key phrase.)

In the latter years of 1990s, and early into the “21st Century” the phrase “Global Warming” to “Climate Change”.

Throughout all of these word and phrase modifications, this author became “suspicious”. By the time a dozen or more years went by after “Global Cooling” and the public sense of reality settled in, the new phrase came into being because the public was insufficiently “alarmed” and something needed to “trigger” the new generations of “children” and “wannabe climate experts”.

If you can keep people confused, or better, angry at their surroundings, even if the reasons are made up, you can keep them disconnected, uneducated, less-than-knowledgeable and certainly in an uproar for “change”.

Karen Christiana Figueres Olsen is a Costa Rican diplomat with 35 years of experience in high level national and international policy and multilateral negotiations. She was appointed as Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in July 2010, six months after the failed COP15 in Copenhagen.

Ms. Figueres Olsen is actually a Socialist. Her party? National Liberation Party of Costa Rica, and that party is a member in the Socialist International organization.

Parts of the following is from her own mouth. Original is from an article from a news source in Lubbock Texas that appears to have been removed now (http://lubbockonline.com/interact/blog-post/donald-r-may/2015-02-27/united-nations-official-admits-purpose-global-warming#.V-nGUOM1HmE ) :

United Nations Official Admits the Purpose of the Global Warming Hoax is
to Destroy Capitalism

It has been clear since the Berlin Wall fell and the Soviet Union
collapsed that Global Warming (aka Climate Change) is a Marxist Hoax.

When the dream of a Soviet Utopia collapsed, Marxists in the United
Nations, the United States, and Europe needed a quick Plan B dedicated to
the destruction of Capitalism. Plan B is the claim that the normal human
use of fossil fuels could somehow catastrophically change the climate of
Earth and has all along been a Marxist plan to divert trillions of dollars
from developed nations to the United Nations. The goal has been to
replace Capitalism with a World economy totally under the control of the
United Nations.

The United Nations climate chief admitted on 03 February 2015 that the
primary goal of the Global Warming hoax has been the gradual progressive
destruction of Capitalism,

“This is probably the most difficult task we have ever given
ourselves, which is to intentionally transform the economic development
model, for the first time in human history”, Ms Figueres stated at a press
conference in Brussels.

“This is the first time in the history of mankind that we are setting
ourselves the task of intentionally, within a defined period of time to
change the economic development model that has been reigning for at least
150 years, since the industrial revolution. That will not happen overnight
and it will not happen at a single conference on climate change, be it COP
15, 21, 40 – you choose the number. It just does not occur like that. It
is a process, because of the depth of the transformation.”

In other words, Climate Change is a HOAX perpetrated on the world, and upon gullible people. Left leaning people who want so desperately to change the world to some Socialist Utopian model they will do literally anything to accomplish this goal.

Socialism is the goal. The destruction of a Capitalist society is the goal. Forcing oil and gas prices to be so high no one can afford fossil fuels, forcing electric devices on us (which are ALL susceptible to EMP for instance, and expensive now. You can’t even charge an electric vehicle without the need for fossil fuels!)

Greta Thunberg recently received her “15 minutes of fame” while she because a world star “sailing” on a sailboat to the UN from Europe to preach at America. Greta (and father) no more “sailed” that ship than I did (and I’m a sailor). She caused consternation among the Left Wingers on our sailing and Cruising forums on Facebook for weeks.

The Left would post some victorious post regarding this “brave child” and the Right would debunk it. Moderators would in turn block and ban people for rude comments – or politics. Global Warming IS POLITICAL, NOT SCIENCE.

While the gullible continue to scream and shout, the rest of us have come to the learned conclusion that this hoax must stop, and we must stop teaching our children to act out in public and make them “super stars” on a stage planked with lies and falsehoods.

The human race may indeed, someday, succumb to “climate change” but it will not be brought on by ourselves, rather by the nearest start to us, the Sun. Sol is burning bright and hot, goes through cycles every 11 years for sunspots, and over a 22 year cycle where the output increases and decreases, causing more or less weather on the planet.

The Human Race has a short term, one-generational memory. They can’t comprehend or remember what happened 25-30 years ago with ease, but we can certainly compare last year with this year and say “It’s hotter now than it was last year”.

Hurricanes come and go with the seasons, the ocean’s conveyor belts work because of seasonal changes, not because of CO2 in the atmosphere. The funny thing about science is that little Fluid Dynamics portion of physics I mentioned before. We can predict pretty accurately what a swirl in the water will do, same as a swirl in the atmosphere. However, you can’t predict with any accuracy the path of a hurricane for more than three days at most, even with the best computers on the planet.

Yet, scientists want us to believe we’re all going to be dead in twelve years from our own carbon footprints?

Not buying it any more. Even though I might have been a gullible child once, long ago, I’m certain NOT a gullible adult, I certainly question everything, and “belief” in a particular “religion” is something I’m not going to take lightly. Including, but not limited to “Climate Change”.

The “Climate Deniers” like myself certainly DO grasp the difference in climate and weather, we certainly are just as educated (if not more so in some instances) than the so called “climate experts”. Calling me a “climate denier” is the same as calling me a “racist”. Neither is true, but it makes someone else feel good about themselves because they can’t explain their own science either.

No, friends, climate change didn’t start because of humans. Climate Change has been on-going since the day the Earth coalesced out of star stuff and interstellar debris, long after the fires of Sol ignited, and has continued for roughly 4.5 billion years, a span of time no one can even truly comprehend with our short (maybe sixty good years) lifespan.

We’re NOT going to die in twelve years as predicted by a 16 year old child. Or by a Socialist. Nor by twenty five of the best scientists on the planet, because, simply, they aren’t the best if they aren’t questioning their OWN science at this point, given all the hiding of data, gyrations in facts, leaving-out of information, and out and out lies.
We have a rough chance of about 1 in 300,000 of being hit by a massive comet or asteroid that will destroy this planet and most life on it. Nothing over which to lose sleep.

Chances of a plane crash, 1 in 11 million.

Chances of being hit by lightning is roughly 1 in a million.

Chances of winning the lottery, roughly 1 in 52,000,000.

Chances of dying from “Climate Change” 1 in 7.7 BILLION. Essentially zero for all intents and purposes.

Worry about getting your lottery numbers right on the next ticket and stop agonizing over death by over heating when the ice all melts. I’ll be out sailing the coasts of West Virginia if it actually happens.

https://transitiontownpayson.net/2013/04/25/who-coined-the-term-global-warming-anyway/

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2019/09/24/socialism_not_climate_change_is_the_real_threat_141323.html

http://www.ldeo.columbia.edu/vetlesen/recipients/1987/broecker_bio.html

https://www.dailywire.com/news/walsh-asia-responsible-vast-majority-air-and-water-matt-walsh

https://www.discussionist.com/1015476535

In 1975, Newsweek Predicted A New Ice Age. We’re Still Living with the Consequences.

https://www.space.com/622-asteroid-chance-hitting-earth-2029-watched-carefully.html

Declaration of War – The Left has stated their true intentions

Beto O’Rourke said, “Hell, yes, we’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47.”
“We’re not going to allow it to be used against our fellow Americans anymore,” the former Texas congressman said during the third Democratic presidential debate, hosted by ABC News.
“If the high-impact, high-velocity round, when it hits your body, shreds everything inside of your body because it was designed to do that so that you would bleed to death on a battlefield … when we see that being used against children,” O’Rourke said. He recalled talking to a woman in Odessa, Texas, who had watched her 15-year-old daughter bleed to death after she was shot by a man wielding an AR-15 late last month.
This statement is, without a doubt, a declaration of war on Americans’ Rights and Freedoms.  Guns in the hands of the men and women of this country isn’t just a right, it’s a responsibility, one that as Citizens of this great country, we have duty to observe.
With his pandering comments, he has outted the Left as Gun-Grabbers, something they repeatedly talk down to us about, saying “No one is coming for your guns!”
Well, that part is correct.  The government hasn’t the man power to take our guns.  There are not enough trained people in the US Government, armed or not, to come and take the millions of weapons from the hands of law abiding citizens in the USA.  They can’t even stop CRIMINALS who get them illegally on the streets, so they sure as hell aren’t going to take our guns.
However, this actual “Declaration of War” is exactly what the Left has been awaiting, someone to stick his foot in his mouth, and “make it real” for both sides.  Do you, as an American, sit on your collective asses and say and do nothing now?  Do you wait?  What DO you do?  Let’s continue….
Ladies and Gentlemen, I submit that we are already deep into Civil War 2.0. We have been for some time now. Obama brought on the “Great Oppression” – Bill Clinton and Janet Reno began the process. They demonized “militia groups” because they needed to point at someone as “evil”. The Militia is seen as a “Government Hating” entity, and is made up of mostly white people. (US Census puts whites in the US at roughly 76% of the population, Blacks at about 17%) – thus you will see such a disparity in all aspects of life.
For informational purposes, US Code states:
10 U.S. Code § 246. Militia: composition and classes
(a) The militia of the United States consists of all able-bodied males at least 17 years of age and, except as provided in section 313 of title 32, under 45 years of age who are, or who have made a declaration of intention to become, citizens of the United States and of female citizens of the United States who are members of the National Guard.
(b) The classes of the militia are—
(1) the organized militia, which consists of the National Guard and the Naval Militia; and
(2) the unorganized militia, which consists of the members of the militia who are not members of the National Guard or the Naval Militia.
The militia then, is made up of all the of people, who are male, 17 years of age up to 45 years of age, and does NOT exclude women, nor those over the age of 45. At 62 years of age, this “old gentleman” has carried his share of various types of weapons, and used them. With the new technology of eye surgery, I now have better vision (especially in my iron sights eye) than I had at the age of 10 years old.
Obama further eroded rights of Americans, if not in deed, certainly in words. “Bible and gun clingers”. What Clinton and Reno started on Ruby Ridge, and Waco have been realized by many as a wake up call about the attack on American’s God Given Rights to defense, not just of oneself, but of the nation.
When the Founding Fathers put together the Constitution, it was meant to create, and subsequently preserve the Republic. “A Republic,” said Franklin, “if you can keep it.” Keep it we will.
Civil Wars do not begin with gun shots. They begin with disagreement. Usually over some political aspect of the country in which they take place. The American Civil War did NOT start over Slavery. While Slavery was certainly one of the main concerns of both side, and has been pushed to the forefront of history, the truth is, each State has rights over it’s own governance, that the Federal Government may not touch. And so too, the People have reserved to themselves ALL RIGHTS not given to the states.
There is a fine balance that is out of kilter now. Some states wish to ban guns. Some don’t. Some in the Federal government want to ban them, while others do not. Above and beyond the State or the Federal governments however, are the Rights of the People.
The Second Amendment is extremely clear.
The Militia, made up of the PEOPLE, the Rights of those People to keep and Bear Arms SHALL NOT be infringed.  The phrase “well-regulated” isn’t “government run”, it means “trained”.  People who train to defend the towns, villages and states are the militia, not “national guard”.  The National Guard didn’t exist until 1933
Let us be clear… the Civil War 2.0 started over political disagreement. It will be argued for centuries in the future how, when, why, where and who started it, but it is as simple as the Bill of Rights. No GOVERNMENT, State or Federal MAY touch the Right of the People to protect and defend their homes, state or homeland.
The Second Amendment is the back up to the First. You have an absolute right to voice your opinion of the government, government officials, follow your own religion, or to be a journalist and tell the truth. The Second Amendment is there to protect that first one, and all the others. It’s not the “First” in the list of rights, but certainly as important as the First is.
When a person running for the highest office in the land states, unequovcably, “Yes, you WILL turn in your guns” – that is an open declaration of war against the People of this country. Not the few that own guns, ALL OF THEM.
There will be those that support such a person, and they will, ultimately, be on the losing side of that war.
Today – 14 September 2019 – marks the true beginning of Civil War 2.0. Shot still have yet to be fired (unless you count the Texas, California and Ohio mass shootings, by Liberals and Bernie supporters, which, *I* DO COUNT as first shots). But the war of words just heated to the point of white hot.
Beto O’Rourke called the FBI against Patriots who “threatened” him – they merely asked if he was going to lead the charge to take the guns or send his minions…. so, truthfully, what is a “threat”?
O’Rourke made the first threat. HE personally declared war. Will he become President? Highly doubtful, but Leftists, Marxists and Gun Haters are flocking to the pandering fool, making themselves targets as well.
The Law of Unintended Consequences stands clear. If you poke a sleeping bear with a stick, you’re liable to be eaten that afternoon.
The choice now, is yours, People of the United States. We are the Government. The Government doesn’t control us. We are not going to sit and let anyone take our guns. We will fight. We are already organizing against such a thing.
If the Country wants an Uprising, it will get one.
My humble opinion is that people like this O’Rourke character should slowly back into the shadows, go back to whatever he was doing before, be quiet, hide, and stop poking the bear.

Conspiracies, Gun Control and You

I find it disconcerting that people continually bring up conspiracies, and call those of us who, by the way are very well read on some of the subjects, “sheep” and “brainwashed”.

This is a Leftist tactic. Call people names. Make them feel bad. Make them think they are stupid. Look, I’ve been following and in many cases, disproving (even, shall we say ‘disemboweling’), conspiracy theories) for a very long time. Perhaps longer than some folks visiting here have been alive.

I even ran a site called “Anomalies Network”. I was the forums administrator and one of my jobs was to take apart conspiracy theories and show the holes. I don’t have as much time these days to do that – but suffice it to say that almost every stupid theory out there, from 9-11 to Illuminati has been pretty much disproven.

People, however persist on these things because it gives an air of mystery.

Let me explain what is wrong with this…. it is distracting. It keeps people in an uproar over the wrong things. It takes the focus off the most important things in life, including but not limited to taking care of your own, your family, yourself, your friends and your future.

Right now, there are things that are SIGNIFICANTLY more important than “George Bush caused 9-11”.

  1. Pedophilia… of EPIC proportions.
  2. GUN CONTROL
  3. Socialists, Communists and Muslims in Government
  4. Fighting the good Fight

Choose your battles wisely and carefully. Of all of those things above, Gun Control is the NUMBER ONE MOST IMPORTANT point of the four.

The US Government is onto the pedo rings, and they are taking them down. But, it answers what has happened to so many children who simply vanished over the years.

Socialists and Communists and Muslims in Government will work itself out, or it won’t.

Fighting the Good Fight – the thing that is most near and dear to your heart, whatever that might be, is nothing if you don’t have the freedom to fight. I fight against censorship constantly, to the point I’ve been banned from Social Media in some areas. But, I’m STILL HERE, aren’t I?

Gun Control – isn’t about guns, it’s about CONTROL.

The NRA, GOA and a couple other organizations have more or less folded under pressure from the Left. And from internal pressure of those who think it easier to “get along to go along”.

Gun Control affects us all. Cops, Military, Fire Fighters, and Civilians. A weapon in the hand of a trained individual is worth all the cops in the world if they are 6 minutes away.

Controlling the guns – a plank of the platform of the Leftists in Congress (Beto O’Rourke for example) is absolutely his highest and most important point of order. Bernie Sanders is right there with him.

These two men have one thing in Common. Socialism.

Which, eventually, leads to Communism.

American can NOT become Communist, while the men and women of this country stand up and firmly say “NO”. And to do this we MUST in unison, stand say, “You Shall NOT infringe our Right to keep and bear Arms”.

Stand up. Call your Congressional Reps and tell them in NO UNCERTAIN TERMS, attempting to remove our weapons, or access to them, absolutely, unequivocally means WAR.

Remembering 9-11-01

On September 11th, 2001 this author had walked into his desk rather early at work in Colorado at the Missile Defense Agency.  I didn’t have television in my area, a restricted access room where we maintained the physical security of the building.  My responsibilities were to install, maintain and repair the Electronic Security Systems in place at the time.

My co-workers weren’t quite there yet, and it was early, before 0700.  I was reading through some logs when one of the Security supervisors badged into the room and came to get me.

“We need you in the Security Operations Center.  Now,” he said.  I asked what happened.

“A plane hit a building in New York.  Hurry,” he turn and ran out.

I sat there for a moment considering that it was a very, very bad pilot.  A few months before I had predicted this attack and talked about it on various blogs and with friends.  Most thought I was nuts.  Government officials said, “They want money, they don’t actually want to kill people,” I would be told.

Moments later, I was standing in the room watching CNN on the television in the conference room.  It was 0703 local time in Colorado when we watched, live as the second plane hit the World Trade Center.  My immediate, gut reaction was anger.  I knew instantly this was a planned, deliberate attack.  The Security Director asked me, “What next?”

I had spent many years working in Presidential Communications, not that it gave me any true insights, but I certainly have seen and heard a lot of things.  The Director never asked me for advice.

“They just tried to take out the symbol of the Western Financial World.  They will now hit the Pentagon, the White House and the Capitol building if they can.  If they took two planes, this was no fluke and a well thought out plan.  They will have other planes,” I said.

Everyone stared at me.  Someone called the Pentagon.  Someone called the Director of the MDA.  I don’t know exactly who called whom, or what was said, but 40 minutes later, the Pentagon was hit.  I was suddenly in the hot seat, everyone wanting to know how I “knew”.

How did I KNOW? Because you can NOT trust Muslims.  You can not believe anything Islamists tell you.  They lie to further their causes.  How did I KNOW?  It was right in front of all our faces, constantly in the news, constantly since I was a child.  Arabs this, fighting that, killing the Jews, attacking people, blowing themselves up, killing others, hijacking planes in the 1970s almost on a daily basis.  The Iranian Revolution – which removed the Shah and installed an Islamic Cult, holding our Americans hostage for 444 days.  We dealt with that problem in the 1979-1981.  I was on the ground support site for the Iranian Rescue Mission.  I don’t for a moment believe these people would then or even in our current future stop being what they are.  Dangerous, evil, murderers.

Today, we face an onslaught of attacks, not from Islam directly, but Apologists for them.  From the Left specifically.  From Facebook, from Twitter, from Google, from Youtube and other large social media outlets.  Why?  I am not certain, but the censorship of Americans who speak out about Islam is rampant.

This MUST STOP.

This author is currently suspended from Facebook for commenting on things the Left has done.  Others, friends, have been banned for speaking about Islam, for pointing out the TRUTH.

The Truth, friends, is under attack.  It must stop.

What other countries do is their problem, but Google, Twitter, Facebook, Youtube are ALL AMERICAN COUNTRIES.  They are built under Capitalism.  They must no long silence the truth.  They allow all sorts of ridiculous conspiracy theories, they allow people to routinely attack the President, or Right Wingers, they even encourage words of violence aimed at people who wear “Make America Great Again” hats.

How childish do you have to be to continue this behavior?

And how ignorant do WE have to be to allow it?

I do not see Donald Trump losing the next election, but I DO see the Left coming back violently.  Just as I saw the Muslims using aircraft as missiles.

If you aren’t ready for the coming War on the West, you’d BETTER get your ass in gear because it IS coming.  Soon.

 

Cross Roads of History

Two mass shootings in two days, a third the week before, and yesterday, Philadelphia and several police officers wounded.  The Mayor of Philadelphia isn’t even calling for “strong measures”, he simply wants “Gun Control Laws” put in place now.
Others on the Left are screaming bloody murder about guns.  The problem is threefold.
1) Mass shooters were ALL liberals, Democrats, connected to Antifa.
2) Philadelphia had CRIMINALS and more than likely stolen or illegally obtained weapons.
3) Shall NOT be Infringed is actually a “thing”.
A couple of days ago, we posted a blog entry about the Second Amendment
which we highly recommend you read to understand the Second Amendment.
The call for gun bans is becoming strong, almost a tidal wave.  Mother Nature’s tidal waves are very difficult to stop.  However, we need a tsunami of Patriots to answer this call.  This is not about the NRA.  There is no such thing as “common sense gun laws”.  There is only, in the end, restrictive laws that will eventually end up in confiscation of weapons from Americans who’ve done nothing wrong in their lives.
There are MILLIONS OF US with guns who’ve never committed a crime, rarely even received a traffic citation, held security clearances, worked for the government, worked with our churches, helped people our whole lives.  And criminals do not follow laws.
Below we will give you some pointers.  Nothing is hard and fast.  There’s no “formula”.  There’s no “talking points”.  There will be no rules.  There will be only the war of words – as the idea is to keep that “War of Words” going, and prevent the bloodshed that will happen if we don’t win this thing.
No one, not ANYONE wants to have to kill a neighbor over anything.  No one wants a second, bloody Civil War, but yet, my friends, we’re in the midst of that “War of Words” now.
The first shots were fired in California, El Paso Texas and Dayton a few days ago.
We are at a crossroads in history here friends.
You are no longer going to be able to sit still and continue watching. You MUST be heard.
Here’s how you do it:
  1. Messages to friends, on Facebook and other Social Media. Make it CLEAR you will not support gun laws or confiscation.
  2. Call your Representatives today, and tomorrow. Senator for your district, and whomever your congressional Rep is. Don’t argue that “it won’t help”, just DO IT. Tell them that you and your family, your friends and your neighborhood will not comply with “Red Flag Laws” or any FURTHER infringement on our rights.
  3. Call your buddies and organize. Don’t just sit there, get yourselves ready because a battle is coming to all of us. Antifa is planning attacks on “Right Wingers”. They are specifically targeting some of the groups they are calling ‘white supremacist groups’ but they are including Oath Keepers, Cops, Veterans, gun owners, III%ers. It’s time to step up and let everyone know we’re all about to be in danger. One “neighborhood watch group” of 10 people who knows something about how to pass on messages, and let others know what is happening is better than 40 individuals who don’t know what’s going on and can’t communication with one another.
  4. Understand that you are one person. You must be bigger – as a group than the bad guys are.
  5. Understand the “Bad Guys” are Marxists/Communists who are pushing and running Antifa and similar groups. They HATE America, they HATE Capitalism and they want to destroy our way of life. They’ve had a pass for a LONG time, but no more. We can’t let them continue to have the loudest voice (Squeaky Wheel Gets the Grease, remember that!)
  6. IF you aren’t physically fit… get started, now, not tomorrow, just get there. If you’re medically unable to stand a “fight”, you will need to find another job. Learn to operate weapons, radios, etc.
  7. Get your HAM LICENSE (I am NOT KIDDING, GET IT, no arguments about the government etc, they aren’t the enemy – people inside are) Amateur Radio operators communicate over long distances, and you need to be LEGAL to do it.  If the time comes the SHTF and all bets are off, you will have at least learned what you need to know and understand.
  8. Arm yourselves.  KEEP YOUR WEAPONS WITH YOU AT ALL TIMES.  Can’t emphasize this enough.  If you can legally carry concealed do it.  Open carry is a trap unless everyone is doing it.  The young man that got dressed in his cammies, carried a weapon on a tactical sling and at the ready was a FOOL.  He had every RIGHT to do it, but he did it the wrong way.  He’s now a poster boy for the Lett to use as an example.  A Bad One.  Don’t be “That Guy”.  Carry Concealed.
  9. Do not allow other mass shootings. They COPS won’t be there when it starts, but you might.  Make sure you get your training in. Make sure you understand the consequences.  Make sure, if you must shoot, you do your due diligence and make sure the person you must shoot is really the bad guy.  Targets. KNow what’s behind, you know the drill…….
  10. America can not fall to these Leftists, and these organizations calling for Gun Bans.  We must NEVER ALLOW IT.
Advice is free. Knowledge is power. You make a difference, but only if you work at it.

Oregon, Antifa and Violence

https://www.oregonlive.com/portland/2019/08/nearly-100-groups-to-join-mayor-in-warning-aug-17-protesters.html

A lot of groups are going to meet, and likely clash this weekend.

Antifa is planning to disrupt Americans this weekend in Oregon.

The problem is, they are trying to turn this around to say that the groups going there are the violent groups.  Not Antifa.

Ridiculous.

Just be on alert.

The Second Amendment

The Second Amendment

by Rick Donaldson

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.

A simple, yet profound sentence, one which has meant and still means the most to the United States and Freedom from Tyranny throughout two hundred plus years as a Country.

The Second Amendment was ratified on December 17, 1791, along with the other nine amendments that make up the Bill of Rights. The Second Amendment protects that entire Constitution, and all the other Rights.

The phrasing seems to upset those who hate guns because they can not fathom things in any terms other than the “here and now”, or understand times of old, equating everything they read with current technology. But, “guns” are not what that Amendment was written about anyway. Read on.

There have been debates for at least two decades on the meaning of the word militia. The phrase has been bandied about by Right, Left, Center, Libertarians, Progressives, Democrats, Republicans and many others. All of them have tried to convince others what the word “militia” means, or that the phrasing precludes or includes things it does or doesn’t.

People have made comments about this or that “clause” and how the words work together, or don’t work. Or work differently than we are led to believe.

What ALL have failed to do is understand the time period, the history and the men and women of that time period.

In the 18th Century, England and other countries, while many had standing armies, also all had militias. The United States’ Colonists had “militias”. They did not have a “standing Army”. In fact, there was NO ARMY when the Revolutionary War began. There were militia groups and some more organized groups ended up becoming the Army we know today. The US Army, as we know it today didn’t come into being until 1796. Five YEARS after the Constitution was ratified. There was no “National Guard”. There were only militias. Militias are explained later.

In those times, and today, codified into US Code, a militia is defined as all able-bodied males between the ages of 16 and 45 years of age. And no, we’re not forgetting the ladies either, (US Code states 17 – 45):

10 U.S.C. § 311 – U.S. Code – Unannotated Title 10. Armed Forces § 311. Militia: composition and classes

(a) The militia of the United States consists of all able-bodied males at least 17 years of age and, except as provided in section 313 of title 32 , under 45 years of age who are, or who have made a declaration of intention to become, citizens of the United States and of female citizens of the United States who are members of the National Guard.

(b) The classes of the militia are–

(1) the organized militia, which consists of the National Guard and the Naval Militia; and

(2) the unorganized militia, which consists of the members of the militia who are not members of the National Guard or the Naval Militia.

Militias

In 1776, there was no standing Army. The states didn’t want a standing Army. George Washington was against a Standing Army as were many other of the Founding Fathers.

Even so, the MILITIA consisted of well-regulated young and older men.

Each town or jurisdiction, usually counties, had their own militia, made up of able-bodied men and boys who showed up on a regular schedule to the “Town Square” or some other handy location to practice shooting and some limited tactics. These groups were everywhere and they answered to some person, in general a male, who was their “local commander”. He might be a blacksmith, or a tailor, or even the mayor of the town.

The phrase “well-regulated” simply meant “Trained”. It didn’t mean “governed by the government”.

So the phrasing of the Second Amendment is actually quite simple, not complex, and it’s not hard to understand. No “interpretation” is required.

The PEOPLE made up the militia, so, “A well trained militia is necessary and being made up of the PEOPLE, their right to keep and bear arms WILL NEVER be infringed.”

The militia was then, and is now, the people. The people are the militia, and the government is constrained from touching rights to keep and bear arms. Period.

National Guard

The National Guard did not come into being officially until 1933. So, it was NOT the “National Guard” of which they spoke. It was NOT a standing Army, which they did not want.

Technology

Fire arms were muskets. But other weapons were not. Swords are weapons, and while there were no AR15s, no technological requirements for or against any sorts of weapons are found in the Amendment.

Instead we find the word ARMS. Not FIREARMS. Not Swords. Not guns. Not cannons. Just the word “Arms”.

Arms are ANY and ALL weapons that are known to mankind able to be picked up and used as offensive or defensive weapons. These are not limited to handguns, or rifles.

The Second Amendment doesn’t mention sports rifles, doesn’t mention hand guns. Thus arms are not LIMITED by this definition. Even if you want it to be. It’s simply not.

Weapons of war, weapons of any sort, including pitch forks, shovels, hammers, knives, swords, ballistas, catapults, bows and arrows, slingshots, firearms and “you name it” are included in this definition.

Infringement

Infringed – means “changed, removed, taken away, watered down” and you SHALL NOT INFRINGE. Shall and Shall not are special words. Shall is an IMPERATIVE word. Meaning MUST. When placed with NOT, it changes the imperative to the opposite. If you SHALL do something, you MUST do it. It you SHALL NOT do something, you must NEVER do it.

Thus, another way to say this is, “A well trained militia is necessary since militias are made up of the PEOPLE, their right to keep and bear arms WILL NEVER be infringed.”

Literacy

This is so simple, even a literate child in the 1700s could understand it. Perhaps that is because they were literate and those who wish to limit or ban, or infringe up on the right to keep and bear arms work themselves through many gyrations to do so. Or perhaps they are simply illiterate?

Today, everyone wants to change the meaning, adding in complications to the phrasing, instead of boiling it down completely. English majors, writers and professors have all weighed into the Second Amendment, and nearly all of them trained in Liberal Arts colleges will attempt to change the meaning of the Second Amendment to meet their personal opinions.

It just doesn’t work this way.

Simply put, the Right of the People of the United States SHALL NOT have their Right to Keep and Bear Arms infringed. The US Government, and the STATES may NOT touch that right. Ever.

Read it now, knowing what has been explained, and see for yourself just how simple this phrase is, and know that it’s meaning was to convey to us 243 years later, the exact, same meaning it conveyed in 1776 through 2019.

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.

Men and women of the United States, Citizens, and those who have stated their intent to become citizens make up the militia, organized, unorganized and in some cases, the “disorganized militias” and you have an absolute right to keep and bear any Arm you wish, be it a rifle, a handgun, a musket or a cannon.

This writer will proudly bear both his rifles and swords, in addition to his Pen, of which is sometimes been stated to be “mightier than the sword”.

George Soros?

Who IS this guy anyway?

I mean, I see all kinds of memes about him, I hear so much about the guy in various pieces of Right Wing news.  I’ve NEVER ONCE heard him speak, heard his voice, seen anything in the main stream media about him, and not once, ever, have I seen his signature to a piece of paper giving orders.

Same, of course, can be said about the Koch brothers.  Nothing.  Not a peep.

Yet both sides have made them into demons – and they might be for all I know.

Today, I see this youtube media piece.  I’m unconvinced.  But, I’m also sure someone is footing the bill for the Leftist organizations that keep cropping up and failing, Black Lives Matter, Antifa, etc.

You tell me….

Islam is NOT a religion

Islam is not a religion.  It’s an invasion instruction manual, a book on suppression of others, and a book on hate.

This is an image taken from an instruction manual on how to bind a woman before stoning her to death.

islam

This image is a real life image taken from a news article showing the roasting-alive deaths of Iraqi men.

Islam

Posting them and commenting will get you banned on Twitter, Facebook, and some of the other Social Media sites.

Telling the truth about Islam will get you suspended or barred.

But, telling the truth about these crimes, and these hateful people, their “religion” and their way of life is absolutely necessary.

The Left has been suppressing Americans for FAR too long.  We’ve ALLOWED them to do it to us, because we were shamed into shutting up.  No one wants to be pointed out and called a racist or worse, because we know we’re not.

Most people do not want to have conflict.

ENOUGH!

Accept the Conflict and FIGHT BACK.

Suppression of the Right

Seven day ban for telling the truth.
 
In 2017 the US Supreme Court in Matal v Tam rules there affirmed there is NO restriction in the United States on speech, even if it is considered by some to be “hateful”. The Federal Government can NOT limit speech, including in Social Media.
 
(Supreme Court unanimously reaffirms: There is no ‘hate speech’ exception to the First Amendment -https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2017/06/19/supreme-court-unanimously-reaffirms-there-is-no-hate-speech-exception-to-the-first-amendment)
 
In Packingham v. North Carolina, also in 2017, the Justicies ruled that STATES can not bar people from using Social Media to express themselves (even in ways that are disgusting to many of us).
 
“A fundamental First Amendment principle is that all persons have access to places where they can speak and listen, and then, after reflection, speak and listen once more,” Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote. Given the fact that social-media platforms in particular allow for this kind of free communication, and that the constitution protects the right to exchange, the justices recognized this case was widely societally important, with Kennedy writing:
 
Here, in one of the first cases the Court has taken to address the relationship between the First Amendment and the modern Internet, the Court must exercise extreme caution before suggesting that the First Amendment provides scant protection for access to vast networks in that medium.”
 
(The US Supreme Court just ruled that using social media is a constitutional right – https://qz.com/1009546/the-us-supreme-court-just-decided-access-to-facebook-twitter-or-snapchat-is-fundamental-to-free-speech/)
 
 
Thus, folks it APPEARS that an organization such as facebook has NO RIGHT to limit one group of people in their own “community standards” and not OTHERS in their same community standards.
 
Time and time again, I’ve seen calls for attacks on people, “Punch a Nazi” (where people are being characterized as Nazi’s for the fun and satisfaction of the Left), for attacks on Trump, his followers, and White Men. This is allowed under Facebook rules, as reports (and I’ve made a few) come back saying “This is not against our community standards.
 
A friend, Matt Bracken has received MULTIPLE bans over the past year for merely mentioning a certain group that pretends to follow a certain religion. I received the same ban….
 
Because that *IS* against “Community Standards”.
 
I am openly calling on Facebook to review these standards and as you are an American Company to start abiding by the US Constitution.
 
Social Media is a PUBLIC PLATFORM; it is not a “private company”. You put yourselves in that venue by creating the ability to give everyone a soap box, and yet, from some you yank the soap box from under them when they want to have their say.
 
It is time for this to be fixed. It is time for Facebook, Twitter, and all the other so-called Social Media organizations to either curl up and die, or open up and all all sides of a conversation.
 
There are other social media sites, and I will choose to use them, where there’s no advertising, where there’s no censorship.
 
Some will argue “It isn’t censorship unless the government does it” (Including me, because I’ve run private BBSes, not public forums). Facebook includes PUBLIC FORUMS and by all Rights, they need to open and stop suppressing the speech of the Right, and only passing the speech of the Left.
 
Ladies and Gentlemen, we are in the MIDST of a Civil War – right now it is a war of words, but it will combust into a shooting, running, fighting, bloody battle if the suppression continues.
 
I promise it will NOT go well for organizations like Facebook, Twitter and some of the others who have continued to suppress more than half the voices in this country in this means.
 
Call this “hate speech” if you wish. Call it whatever you like. Ban me again if you want, but you will NOT silence this voice.

Gun Ban in Boulder (CO) – NOT!

Boulder tried to ban magazines, bullets, guns, bump stocks.. you name it.  But, nope.  The people, 99% of them have refused to comply.

https://joeforamerica.com/2018/12/2nd-amendment-win-boulder/

Colorado has a preemption law in its state constitution that clearly states what Boulder has done is not legal.

C.R.S. 29-11.7-103:

A local government may not enact an ordinance, regulation, or other law that prohibits the sale, purchase, or possession of a firearm that a person may lawfully sell, purchase, or possess under state or federal law. Any such ordinance, regulation, or other law enacted by a local government prior to March 18, 2003, is void and unenforceable.”

You see friends, you CAN win against “the Government”.  Because, we outnumber them 60 to 1 (ok, I made that up.  There are about 110,000 Federal Agents at the IRS, unknown number at FBI, CIA, Homeland Security all added up… unclear).  But we will outnumber them.

Refuse to give up your rights.  No matter what.