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The Short Answer On The “Debate” about “American Sniper”

Posted by on Jan 22, 2015 in Featured, Movies, Soapbox

The Short Answer On The “Debate” about “American Sniper”

I read Chris Kyle’s book “American Sniper” and think it is one of the best books out there. By all accounts, Clint Eastwood and company have done it more than justice with the recent movie version they created. On the heels of its release, there has been a fire storm of progressives* decrying the effort and besmirching the memory of Chris Kyle; a true American hero. They’ve called him a hate filled racist, said he reminds them of fictional Nazis, and more. It has raised a bit of debate on the matter. Well, I have the short answer on the subject for you Prepography readers: A: It’s not about the fact that the sniper shoots, it about the fact of why the sniper shoots that is important. You can take the stance that all snipers are equal because they shoot. In...

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Privilege – A Newspeak Definition

Posted by on Jan 2, 2015 in Featured, Newspeak

Privilege – A Newspeak Definition

Today we add another term to our Newspeak Dictionary.  In traditional use the term ‘privilege’ is used to describe a special right, advantage, or immunity granted or available only to a particular person or group of people. Unfortunately, “privilege” is now used as a Newspeak word in place of ‘achievement’ to belittle and steal from those who work hard and achieve success which violates the Progressive concept of ‘equality of outcomes.’ Thank you to Dr. Thomas Sowell for pointing out this frequent substitution in a recent article Check out the rest of our Newspeak definitions at Prepography‘s Newspeak, A Modern Political Dictionary. FacebookPinterestGoogleRedditStumbleUponTwitterTumblrEmailPrintPocketMoreLinkedInLike this:Like...

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Feast Of Stephen – Quote

Posted by on Dec 27, 2014 in Quote, Religious Persecution, Terrorism, War

So, on this Feast of Stephen, spare a thought not only for the leftovers in the fridge, but for the driven, kidnapped, enslaved, raped, tortured and murdered Christians our sloth and scorn have left to a hell on earth. LTC Ralph Peters via The feast of Stephen: Middle East’s persecuted Christians need our help If you only read one article this week… read Colonel Peter’s piece on the state of Christianity in the Middle East.  If you aren’t familiar with Peters he’s an enlisted soldier turned Military Intelligence officer who left the Army in order be able to write candidly about it.  I was introduced to Peters as a young Captain by one of my military mentors. FacebookPinterestGoogleRedditStumbleUponTwitterTumblrEmailPrintPocketMoreLinkedInLike this:Like...

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10 Steps To Sharpen A Chainsaw

Posted by on Dec 26, 2014 in Featured, Self Reliance, Shelter & Clothing Preparedness, Tool Maintenance

10 Steps To Sharpen A Chainsaw

My recent Prepography article “8 Tips For Using A Chainsaw” gave the basics on using a chainsaw. Having a sharp chain is very important for safety as well as productivity. Chains will dull very quickly, especially if cutting an extremely hard wood such as hedge. Knowing how to sharpen a chainsaw is an important skill to have. Not only will it increase the effectiveness of your efforts, it will save you money to boot because you’ll use fewer saw lubricating oils and won’t have to pay someone else to do it for you. How To Sharpen A Chainsaw In 10 Steps 1) Determine Your Chainsaw’s Gauge – You will need a rotary grindstone or chainsaw file that matches the size of the chain’s teeth. You can also buy a chainsaw sharpening kit that has everything you...

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Nuts

Posted by on Dec 22, 2014 in Cognitive Preparedness, Military, Quote

Nuts

Today is the 70th Anniversary of the most intriguing series of correspondence in military history.  On December 22nd, 1944 the 101st Airborne Division, under the acting command of Brigadier General Anthony McAuliffe, found itself in defense of Bastogne, Belgium and encircled by a greatly superior German force after the German surprise attack known as the Battle of the Bulge.  The enemy commander sent the BG McAuliffe the following: To the U.S.A. Commander of the encircled town of Bastogne. The fortune of war is changing. This time the U.S.A. forces in and near Bastogne have been encircled by strong German armored units. More German armored units have crossed the river Our near Ortheuville, have taken Marche and reached St. Hubert by passing through Hompre-Sibret-Tillet. Libramont is in...

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Cogitation – The Woosification Of American Men

Posted by on Dec 17, 2014 in Cogitation, Food, Television

Cogitation – The Woosification Of American Men

A buddy turned me onto the Creek Stewart survivalist show called Fat Guys In The Woods on the Weather Channel.  It’s not exciting, it’s not fancy, it’s not high drama but it is a great show to learn about bushcraft and the woosification of American men. Each episode revolves around three couch potatoes who are stuck in a rut of some form and need to make a change in their life.  Creek’s goal is to help his rotund padawans build self confidence to move forward in their lives outside the woods.  Creek’s approach is similar to that used by Outward Bound but revolves primarily around primitive wilderness skills.  The guys enter the woods and Stewart walks them through shelter building, food acquisition as well as water acquisition and purification.  By the end...

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First Aid For Frostbite In 5 Steps

Posted by on Dec 11, 2014 in Featured, First Aid

First Aid For Frostbite In 5 Steps

Winter is almost upon us and freezing temperatures are already here.  Part of the Full Spectrum Preparedness Doctrine is recognizing the dangers we may face and being able to address them.  One of the major dangers in cold weather is frostbite.  Knowing first aid for frostbite is an important first aid skill to know once freezing temperatures arise. What is frostbite? Frostbite is a medical condition that results from the freezing of the body’s tissue. It usually affects the parts of the body that are farthest from the heart and large patches of exposed skin. Frostbite is characterized by the constriction of the skin, as blood is shunted to the body’s core in an attempt to maintain body temperature. The affected tissue freezes, and ice crystals form inside the body’s...

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8 Tips For Using A Chainsaw

Posted by on Dec 9, 2014 in Featured, Self Reliance, Shelter & Clothing Preparedness

8 Tips For Using A Chainsaw

Using a chainsaw to cut wood is an essential part of maintaining a homestead and providing your home with an alternative heating fuel source. Both of the aforementioned are integral parts of the Full Spectrum Preparedness Doctrine. Whether you are an experienced chainsaw user, or a novice starting out, any time of year is a good time to cut wood.  In my book, now is the best time, though. Late fall is upon us, and we’ve had our first hard freeze. This is for a variety of reasons: It’s not too hot, or too cold; making cutting wood much more comfortable. Most of the things bite, sting and make you itch have been killed off with the first freeze. The small underlying vegetation and leaves have died back, or fallen, making it easier to move around and get to trees that will be...

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Hermitage Update

Posted by on Dec 8, 2014 in Self Reliance

Hermitage Update

It’s been a crazy couple of weeks around The Hermitage that necessitated a short break from writing and editing.  Thought I’d bring you a Hermitage update. Completed our move to The Hermitage, our full time retreat Completed construction on our workshop Completed half of our trim carpentry in the house Installed a doggie door for daughter #3’s pet…still haven’t figured out what you’re supposed to hunt with a purse dog Finished up some light fixture installations in the house Built food storage area in the house to expand the pantry General cleanup both around the house and the workshop…salvaged a lot of materials for future projects First deer hunt on the hermitage Went shooting with son-in-law #1 and new extended family Hosted daughter #1 and...

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Police Codes Infographic

Posted by on Nov 26, 2014 in Communications Preparedness, Featured, Infographic

Today’s Police Codes Infographic explains law enforcement communication using 10 Codes, 11 Codes, Code Signals and two alternative phonetic alphabets.  Thanks to ZipScanners.com for providing the infographic.   FacebookPinterestGoogleRedditStumbleUponTwitterTumblrEmailPrintPocketMoreLinkedInLike this:Like...

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