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Character Assassination – The Newspeak Definition

Posted by on Aug 28, 2014 in Featured, Newspeak

Character Assassination – The Newspeak Definition

Today we add another term to our Newspeak Dictionary.  In traditional use the term ‘character assassination’ is used to describe untrue slanderous or libelous comments used to intentionally damage someone’s credibility and reputation. In its modern, Progressive usage the term ‘character assassination’ now includes comments as well as the release of documents, testimony or video which negatively affects the credibility or reputation of someone that our political and media class would rather protect even if the information is true. A recent example of this is when the Race Industry’s attorney representing Michael Brown, the Missouri teen killed by a local law enforcement officer described the release of a store’s surveillance video (a release that...

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Green Beret Says Prep

Posted by on Aug 27, 2014 in Featured, Preparedness

Green Beret Says Prep

The only blog I pay to subscribe to, SOFREP is run by a group of Special Operations veterans and features great news stories, (recent) history stories, commentary and analysis.  Recently they updated a short article by one of my favorite authors on the site, Blake Miles called ‘It Has Begun’ in which the Green Beret says prep. If you and your family is not prepared for disaster and war, you should really, really, get your head in the game… like yesterday.  US Army Special Forces Veteran Blake Miles via Best of SOFREP: It Has Begun… | SOFREP In the article, Miles describes what he feels was our modern Archduke Ferdinand moment and there’s no doubt that the world is devolving a number of anti-American and anti-Western factions with massive economic and increasing...

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Texas Loves Kids

Posted by on Aug 26, 2014 in Education, Featured, Firearms, Rationality

Texas Loves Kids

Gotta love Texas.  Texas loves kids enough they feel that they are worth protecting in ways that work better than having one officer on hand who is nothing more than the first victim to any well planned attack. via Texas School District’s Sign Is Almost Sure to Irk the Left: ‘Please Be Aware That the Staff at Argyle ISD Are…’ |...

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Free Press Credentials

Posted by on Aug 19, 2014 in Freedom

Free Press Credentials

One of the amazing things about new media is the fact that anyone with a ‘voice’ and an internet connection can educate, inform and influence others.  These thousands of voices are in some cases overshadowing and often influencing messages presented by the main stream media that are carefully crafted and coordinated in the corridors of power.  Weren’t our Founding Fathers prescient to include press freedoms in our First Amendment.  You to can join the ranks of citizen journalists by downloading your free press credentials from The Constitution First Amendment Press Association (CFAPA.org). CFAPA provides both free press credentials and an inspiration to use them.  Check them...

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M16 Maintenance Infographic Comic

Posted by on Aug 18, 2014 in Featured, Infographic, Military Pedagogy, Security Preparedness

M16 Maintenance Infographic Comic

Long before the term Infographic came into widespread use the military learned the value of using images to teach skills to young recruits.  Many of these manuals, like this M16 Maintenance Infographic (The M16A1 Rifle, Operation & Preventive Maintenance DA Pam 750-30) were written as comic books complete with well endowed women and full on innuendo.  Click on the image below to page through the comic/manual.  This particular example of Military Pedagogy was published in 1969, long before the military became more preoccupied with political correctness than warfighting but it does have some good information even if a few of the tools described are a little dated.  Additionally, check out the list below the graphics for a selection of current AR maintenance tools and supplies…...

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What The Heck Is Hugelkulture – Infographic

Posted by on Aug 15, 2014 in Featured, Infographic, Permaculture

What The Heck Is Hugelkulture – Infographic

irrigating garden that I can harvest without crawling around on the ground..in a word, Hugelkulture. If you haven’t seen Sepp Holzer’s book, Sepp Holzer’s Permaculture: A Practical Guide to Small-Scale, Integrative Farming and Gardening and website make sure to check them...

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The Ten Cannots – Quote

Posted by on Aug 12, 2014 in Quote, Values

This Too Will Pass AKA The Ten Cannots You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift. You cannot help small men by tearing down big men. You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot lift the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer. You cannot help the poor man by destroying the rich. You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than your income. You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred. You cannot establish security on borrowed money. You cannot build character and courage by taking away men’s initiative and independence. You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves. Reverend William J.H. Boetcker (1916) Andrew’s Note:  Grumpy G shared this quote with me and I thought...

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CBMint Announces Changes

Posted by on Aug 10, 2014 in Prepography Advertiser Announcement

CBMint Announces Changes

Prepography advertiser CBMint, a bullion sales company recently announced the following changes based on their customer recommendations. Pay By Check Amount Increased They have just increased the maximum allowable check payment to $50,000. Bank Wire Amount Increased The allowable maximum for bank wire transfer has also been increased, in this case to $150,000. The CBMint Bullion Buy Back Program CBMint has launched a bullion buyback program where they buy back gold, silver, platinum, palladium, and rhodium bullion from CBMint customers. See CBMint for details. Base Metals Bullion Products CBMint has started offering a range of bullion bars and rounds struck from base metals. Here is how they described this program: We have had an increasingly-larger volume of customer questions about...

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SHTF Gun: The Under-appreciated Rossi Trifecta

Posted by on Aug 9, 2014 in Bug Out Bag, Featured, Firearms, Food, Product, Reviews

SHTF Gun: The Under-appreciated Rossi Trifecta

The Rossi Trifecta: Introduction Looking for a SHTF gun?  Recently, I read a very good article that was been re-posted around the web entitled “Building A Survival Arsenal On A Budget“. It gave some very practical advice on which SHTF gun, pistols, rifles and shotguns, would fit in to a survival plan on a budget. Common features on many a low priced SHTF gun is a break action and single shot capability.  To fill the niche for a rim fire SHTF gun they featured the Chiappa Little Badger; a neat little break action .22LR rim fire which comes in around the $170 price range. I couldn’t help but think that for $100 more I could fill the niche of a rim fire .22 in my SHTF gun arsenal, as well as a shotgun and a center-fire hunting rifle with one package. That package is the...

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