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Enemies of Liberty are ruthless. To own your Liberty, you'd better come harder than your enemies..

Enemies of Liberty are ruthless.  To own your Liberty, you'd better come harder than your enemies..
**TO ALL .GOV WATCHING MY LIFE** You already know I am playing by all the rules. If you want to talk to me, just call or knock on the door. I'll meet you at your place, or invite you into mine. But there is no need to shoot my dogs or frighten my wife. Just so you know. ~ Kerodin

Monday, September 1, 2014

Who owns you...


It all comes down to the simplest basis: Who owns you?

You think the Sheepdog is there to protect you?

He is.

It's his job to ensure you make it to scheduled shearings, and finally the stew pot - or curry kabob, depending on your tastes.

Here's a story from Britain.  The people in Britain's Government believe they own all Britons.

Kerodin
III
III Percent Society, here.  Don't be a sheep, don't be a sheepdog, and do not permit yourself to be owned - by anyone.  Ever.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

General Reuben Goldberg - You are relieved of Command...


As a species we tend to tinker and try to improve methods and tools of work.  We are constantly seeking a better mousetrap.  In most cases this is a good trait, except when we over-complicate a simple matter.

As Mosby has pointed out 4GW is truly nothing new - it's just a fancy new title to describe how Mankind has been fighting since Mankind began.  When genuine, innovative tinkering presents useful results, such as more crop yield for less work, it is a good thing and to be embraced.  When we simply re-package X and call it "new & improved", we are better-off if we stop kidding ourselves.

So be careful not to let Reuben Goldbergs into your sphere.  They will needlessly complicate simple matters.

Like the picture above.

When you decide to go to war and win, all you do is find your enemy, then cut his fucking head off.  Then, go and burn his home to the ground.  Repeat as necessary.  Hearts & Minds?  They tend to fall in line when heads are - literally - rolling in the streets.

How do you think the Leftists in America plan to mop-up the few of us remaining Liberty-minded folks just before claiming victory?

Kerodin
III

Hackers stole security check info on at least 25,000 DHS employees...


The title says it all.

You computer guys & gals - you are the frontline troops.  You can make it all end.

Not a shot ever need be fired.

Here's the rest.

Kerodin
III

III Society

The III Percent Society for America is your organization.

It is good to see so many people taking advantage of the "Region" tabs at the top of the III Society blog page to connect, and in some cases get together.  Network, folks.  Get to know faces and names and people now, so that you are not meeting for the first time in an emergency.

Here's the link.  Everyone's support is helpful, useful, and as events ramp-up (like they are doing now) will provide a network we can use on the local, local, local levels as well as regional and beyond.

I would suggest everyone in the Society consider a Quiet Professional demeanor.  Say what you mean, mean what you say, and don't bluster.  When it is time to put a knife into someone's neck, you'll know it - and you do not need direction or instruction - or permission - from anyone.

Kerodin
III

OMG - ISIS is gonna hit Texas!!! (Who didn't see this coming?)


DTG has the story, links and perspective.

Beware the Boogeymen, they hunt every nook & cranny of American life in one way or another - whether it is ISIS, Drug Cartels, those evil Russians hacking you bank accounts, Domestic Extremist Terrorists, blah, blah, blah...See Something & Say Something, the Government is your friend and they will help you, keep you safe, and have Unicorns that shit Skittles.

Or, not.

Here's the link.

Kerodin
III
III Percent Society, here.

Sparks: More on Squad Radios


Sparks31 has more on Squad Radios here.

You should have already read this piece - he should be on your daily read list.

Kerodin
III

Myopic


J.C. has a piece about the dangers of being narrow-minded.  It's worth your time to read, as usual.

A young man who is usually in attendance at the Fight to your Weapon course in NC said "Don't overlook the obvious" during class last time around.   He's a smart young mas with parents who are teaching him properly.

Don't worry about hitting that bad guy with a shot from your rifle, which - fudge, you left in the truck.  Don't worry about how you are going to get him into a rear naked choke.  Don't worry about any of that stuff when he's in your personal space, attention diverted, and you have a brick in your hand.

Learn as much as you can learn, from as many sources as possible, keep what works for you and discard the rest.  Whether it is SUT, 800 yard shooting, Combatives or gardening, each adds something to other aspects of your life.

In the end you'll either do X or Y, but it is always your decision.

When thinking in terms of Tribe, trainers, trusted sources, always consider: Opera non verba.

Here's his link.

Kerodin
III
III Percent Society, here.
TOC, here.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

No plan survives first contact with the enemy...


The three-man Team above was Jedburgh Team 'Ian'.  It was put together by Fairbairn, Sykes, Applegate, Donovan, and many more guys who had a good understanding of how to achieve a military objective.

Everybody has a plan until they get hit in the face...

K.I.S.S. - Keep it simple, stupid.

There are reasons we were all born into a world where such axioms already existed. Believe it or not, the world did not begin on the day of our birth.  Other people have tried X and Y, and as a species, some of us learned.

Team Ian and the other Jedburgh Teams jumped behind enemy lines in France and elsewhere in support of Normandy.  Most Teams dropped in with an M1 Carbine, 1911, A radio for reaching HQ, One-Time pads, and a silk sheet that had 500 brevity codes for the Team.  A few teams dropped in with medical supplies.  Some brought K & C rations, and binoculars, and maps to help with their primary mission of fooking the German Rear.

Some of the first Teams dropped behind enemy lines with a firearm, a spade for burying their parachute, and false papers.

The Jeds were in uniform, to inspire resistance groups to rise up when the time was right.

These were brave men who did not over-think the situation, had no illusions about their odds of survival, jumped from airplanes and gliders with little more than personal weapons to raise a resistance.

Ask yourself honestly - are you over-thinking your mission?

Yes, many Jeds died.

And many more lived, succeeded in their orders, and went on to help America stand up serious capabilities, because they had been there, done that.

Take a hard look at your gear, the mission paradigm you have created in your heads, and see if you can't find a way to do the job with your rifle, pistol, knife, and radio.  LGoPs.  One Week of serious work.  America will be 95% fixed.

Here are some Jedburgh FMs.

Kerodin
III

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Combatives


I've spent considerable time over the last few days perusing the USMC and US Army Combatives courses, and how they may be adaptable by Militia or other Patriots.

I've come to the same conclusion I have held for years: The Corps' MCMAP program and the Army MACP programs are solid, stand-alone systems that will bring your team up and more capable on the force continuum if trained regularly and properly.  2 hours a week is not sufficient for ANY combatives program.

There is one case in which I would recommend the Army MACP program over the MCMAP - that is if you have access to SOCP - the Army's Special Operations Combatives Program.  SOCP requires a firm, solid foundation in MACP before you can even begin, but if you have access to SOCP, then I recommend you adopt MACP for your team.

But my original counsel still holds: Six months of real work in a Krav Maga studio will do more to make you ready for buckle-to-buckle fights than anything else.  As several of you wrote in email: Most of you never faced any real risk of capture in the mid-east theaters because of how, when and where you operated. 

If you have been through my Fight to your Weapon class, you know I don't believe in proportional response - I teach techniques that break people up, fast, while presenting you the opportunity to get a weapon into action and end the fight.  What may surprise more of you, knowing I have considerable groundfighting background, I am not pleased with the emphasis placed on groundfighting for combat troops.  The mere notion of going to the ground with an enemy in a desert setting, where there may be zero obstacles, knowing I will be looking to end this fight with a submission is bone-chilling.  The thought of some VC springing up from a jungle floor 3 feet in front of me, having been trained so heavily to go to the ground, would induce night-terrors.  Can you imagine trying to grapple even one guy who just popped up feet away, while in full kit, unable to use your rifle, or get your sidearms into play?  How much undergrowth on the jungle floor would catch on your gear and ruin your day?

F that.  From what I see both the MCAP and MCMAP programs introduce the concept of fighting in full kit, but only once you make it to SOCP do you train heavily in full gear - and how many soldiers will ever make it to SOCP?

For the life I live and my anticipated role that I will play in RevWarIII, I am 100% content with my Aiki, BJJ and Vo Binh Dinh background.  I would not change one bit of my background.  But I am NOT going to be runnin' & gunnin' as part of a Fire Team. 

If you are going to be part of a Team that will be risking capture - and knowing that capture is an unacceptable option - I would very strongly recommend that six months in Krav, then  several hours each week of old-school Fairbairn, Sykes & Applegate.  (Sadly, this trio is often given the shortcut of FSA or FAS - I go with FAS)  These are WWII combatives, in which Fairbairn & Sykes trained US and British commandos, and Bill Donovan tapped Rex Applegate to teach OSS how to kill people.  His book "Kill or get Killed" is still considered one of the best Combatives books ever printed.  Colonel Applegate trained his OSS Warriors not far from here, at a place now called Camp David.  The Camp David training grounds were known within OSS as "The School for Spies and Assassins".

WWII Combatives relied on speed, surprise, and overwhelming violence.  They were not teaching WWII recruits how to arrest anyone.  They were not teaching chokes so the enemy could wake up in 30 seconds.  They were not playing.  You've seen some of this in my Fight to your Weapon class - some techniques have only 1 purpose - to give you the time needed to pull a pistol or knife and kill the enemy.

The current .mil programs are brilliant - in the right environment.

If you are anticipating that your candid exchange of political views may be done at suddenly buckle-to-buckle range, especially where you and/or your Team may be outnumbered, keep the groundfighting for very special circumstances.  Spend more time on getting your blade and pistol into play and in proper position.  Spend more time learning to keep that rifle ready to rock.  Spend more time working on Team skills.

America is not going to vote Her way out of our current problems.

Americans are not going to grapple their way to Liberty.

Consider how, when and what positions you will most likely play in the coming sadness.

Train now, while you can.

I am considering a training program along the lines "Train the Trainer".  Graduates would be approved to teach my program.  You can teach people free, or you can charge a fee - I'm a Free Markets guy.  If such a program holds any interest for you or your Tribe - especially you Militiamen, drop me an email: K@Kerodin.com 

Kerodin
III
III Percent Society, here.

TOC Camo Scheme


One of our brilliant III Patriots suggested the above camo paint job for the TOC.

All in good fun, DHS - no need to chat me up about it.  ;)

Kerodin
III


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III TOC, here.  Gear & support is coming and appreciated.

An Open Letter to JPFO


We have all heard by now that JPFO is considering a merger with SAF.

I would ask the Board at JPFO to pause and consider merging instead with the III Percent Society for America.  There are many reasons the III Percent Society would be a good fit for securing the legacy and continuing the work of JPFO.

We stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the "No Compromise" message.  While it is true the III Percent Society is a new organization, just getting our feet under us, we have a strong base of support, solid Leadership, the energy and vitality that comes with a new organization. 

Because JPFO is such a well-established organization with a wonderful reputation, such a merger would be win-win, as we would benefit from the decades of hard work put into JPFO by Aaron and his team, and we would continue that work with dedication.

I would ask all III Percent supporters to write JPFO and ask them to consider this opportunity.

jpfo@jpfo.org is their email.  They can reach us at iii@iiipercent.com.

JPFO deserves a new lease on life, and we in the III Percent can help that become reality.



Monday, August 25, 2014

Truthy

Image found at Mike's place, here.

Laying the ground.

Truthy, here.

“Truthy” claims to be non-partisan. However, the project’s lead investigator Filippo Menczer proclaims his support for numerous progressive advocacy groups, including President Barack Obama’s Organizing for Action, Moveon.org, Greenpeace, the Sierra Club, Amnesty International, and True Majority.

Men and women in this country, in your state and county, intend to be your Masters.

They mean to take the fruits of your labor.  They mean to control your children.  They mean to control you.  They mean for you to STFU about it, and they mean to put bullets in you if you have the audacity to complain.

There is only one way to stop those who would be Masters from reaching their goal.

Kerodin

III Percent Society, here.  Your membership will help make a difference.
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Question for Mid-East Vets


Why do you think there were so few, relatively speaking, POWs taken by OpFor?

Did terrain make a significant difference?  Did you guys do anything different than our Vietnam vets - or does terrain factor there?

Was capturing US forces a high priority for OpFor - to the point of attempted kidnappings and such, or did they not even try?

Kerodin
III

Marines: What belt did you reach


For you Marines who trained under the current MCMAP, what belt did you max out with?

Kerodin
III

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Combat Vets: No matter where/when you served


I have a request of my Combat Veteran readers.  I know that bringing up such topics may be emotionally hard for some, l so just don't go there if it causes you any discomfort.

My question:  While you were in Combat did you ever have to go hand-to-hand with an enemy?

Maybe he caught you by surprise, or your position was overrun, our you ran dry on ammo and couldn't get loaded fast enough - whatever the case.  I'm going to include CQB in here - did you have to suddenly - to save your life at buckle-to-buckle range, have to transition from rifle to pistol or blade, or bare hands to stay alive?

If yes, please tell me about it.  I am also talking to my .intel readers.  Given your operating parameters you were probably without a rifle anyway, and were required to clear leather with pistol or blade, or just throat-punch some Commie fucker.

I'd truly like to get a grasp of how many combat vets have to go to hands at some point.

Building sweeps in Iraq and Afghanistan seem likely place for H2H.

One of the reasons I ask is because the current USMC Combatives course will award the Marine Black Belt at 150 hours of training,  That's basically 2.5 hours each week for a year.

I've seen the combatives program the Marines use - and 150 hours of that program should earn you a gray (using the USMC belt-ranking scheme) or green at best.  Marines - please don't get into your feelings on this - I am using a different measuring stick when I make that claim.

Here's the reasoning I think the Marines, and all services for that matter, muster soldiers through the Combatives with so little time devoted: They figure the likelihood of going to buckle-to-buckle in today's (often) mounted service, the odds are sufficiently low that a cursory combatives course is sufficient.  But I am guessing at that point.

Stand-off is the prudent fight today.  A pistol is used to fight to your rifle.  A knife is used to fight to your pistol.  H2H is an "Oh SHIT!" moment.

Obviously many SOF get more time for Combatives, given that they are so often required to get closer to targets.

But - if you are a combat vet, have you every had to get ugly hand-to-hand, or with your knife/pistol?  I would truly appreciate the story.  You cloak & dagger guys (real ones) have input as well.

If you ever have needed the Combatives you learned in the service, or at the Farm, do you think it was adequate?

Kerodin
III Percent Society, here.

Combatives: Fairbairn teaching the OSS


My students will be familiar with a few of these techniques.

Techniques that work survive the generations...

Kerodin
III
III Percent Society, here.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Train the Trainer


Train the Trainer - and if you are a III Percent Society member, get a discount!

Here's the info.

Kerodin
III

Friday, August 22, 2014

Holsters as Safes


This is a Blackhawk! Serpa.  I am behind the curve on LEO holster rigs - I'm told you have to push a button, rotate, then pull from a proper angle in order to draw the pistol - from some retention rigs.

I don't care if that is accurate - I do want to know what is the state-of-the-art LEO rig out there right now, and what manipulations do you have to go through to draw?

Kerodin
III

Thursday, August 21, 2014