Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Mike C. sent a story that may make you throw things at your valuables.
While we all know Government and Big Business and the Left are in the business of selling poverty, it is not all that often that we get a free, unobfuscated view.
JP Morgan makes a profit by issuing food stamp cards. Did you know that? I didn't. I assumed it was a government agency (which is bad enough). But, according to the article, JP Morgan made more than $5 Billion net last year by running the program for FedGov.
The more people they can enroll to use the cards, the more JP Morgan makes.
Today, 1 in 7 Americans eats food paid for by the Government...which means you and I pay for the food being eaten by 1 in 7 of our neighbors.
Here's the link.
Remember that national elections in America are not national.
There are 50 elections to decide who will be President.
And in the GOP there are 50 elections to determine who will be the Nominee for President.
CSM has a good column about the fact that Ron Paul may well win more GOP Delegates this week than any other candidate.
At the end of the day, the candidate with the most Delegates will win. (Unless it's Ron Paul, but that's another topic)
Look for Ron Paul to carry enough Delegates to earn a prominent place at the Convention, possibly ending the nomination race with an overall #2 place. (But, of course, that won't count if it is Ron Paul, and don't expect a standard 2nd place speech at the Convention if it is Ron Paul - he'll be blacked-out).
Here's the story.
Monday, January 30, 2012
Curtis has a post about two Brits stopped by TSA and refused entry based on a few tweets one of them had posted a while before the trip to America.
Curtis points out the folly and absurdity of the TSA's position.
But the question begs, and the answer is obvious: How did TSA know about the Tweets in order to flag the Brits in the first place?
Patriots, Big Uncle's assets and 1984 skills are far more advanced than most of us can understand.
Sometimes they tip their hand, as in this case.
Whatever you think their skills may be, whatever you think their manpower, whatever you think the percentage of people who will support them...round up.
Here's the link to Curtis.
Ladies: I have ordered a small quantity of our III shirts in medium & large.
I'll put a PayPal button at IIIGear.com later today for orders.
General: Folks, I hate to say it (and I'm also glad to have the problem) but we ran out of XL shirts while processing orders. It will only affect a few of you who ordered 1/28 and 1/29. I've already ordered another batch, and they'll be here by 2/13 and I'll send out your orders.
If you ordered an XL over the weekend and can wear/want to wear a 2XL instead, let me know and I can ship right away, we have a small supply of 2XL's remaining on the shelf.
Folks, I can't thank you enough for supporting our efforts and ordering III Gear. All of the money remaining after costs is dumped right back into the 527 to help with our efforts.
If anyone has any questions, zip me an email.
Sunday, January 29, 2012
In the political sense, Anarchy is the absence of government.
The best pop culture depiction of anarchy in America of which I can think is the series Deadwood in the episodes prior to annexation by the Dakota Territories. There was no government in place, though the people did have an ingrained sense of the parameters of civilization, most having lived at one time or another in a place where government was in place.
The daily functioning of the camp relied upon the basic sense of morality embodied in each individual, blended with the reality that the tougher and best armed and wealthiest had advantages in true power.
Al Swearengen was the power center in the early days of Deadwood. Why? He was there early, he was tough of mind and body, had men who would do violence on his behalf, and he built wealth in commerce with the people who came to camp.
Our modern politicians would label him a criminal, warlord, and enemy of the people.
But the camp not only functioned under such rules, it flourished. Even men like Swearengen knew there were limits to his ability to be tyrannical, if he were of a mind to be so. A stronger, meaner, or larger group of men willing to do violence would burn him out and kill him, or chase him from the camp, if it came to that. But it didn't come to that.
Men were left to conduct commerce among themselves. Men were left to settle their problems amongst one another. You'll notice there was no prison. Men settled their problems, and men who were genuine threats, like rabid dogs, were killed or run from camp.
I'll consider the evolution of Deadwood's government another time. For the purpose of this piece, it is enough to know that the most powerful men in camp gathered (some were wealthy, some were powerful with their guns or fists, but power comes in many forms) and decided to set up a "proper" government, because they knew that Government from the East was inevitable.
Now take what we know about the anarchistic period of Deadwood and envision how that would play out today in your AO.
What comes to mind first? To my mind, the first understanding is that Darwinism would once again reign. The strongest and smartest would do very well.
But what if your suburb no longer had a zoning commission and city-level enforcers? The house next to yours in the suburb might let their grass grow high. One family might raze their house and put up a 6-story apartment shanty, ignoring safe building codes. The folks down the street might set up a whiskey distillery and the folks across the street might open a meth lab. There would be fires in suburbs, and explosions, and chaos...
...or would there?
Perhaps the most stupid among us would kill themselves in explosions and fires. Perhaps the foolish folks who recklessly endanger "decent" folks would simply end up in ditches. Perhaps moral strong folk would be a counter-weight to amoral and immoral bad folk.
Either way, think about it.
We may be back to such a state of Anarchy in the near future, regardless of our personal preferences and choices. If so, the ride from here to there will be bumpy...
Putting orders together for Monday shipment, folks.
Several of you have placed orders since my announcement Friday - thank you. Others have hit the Donate button. It all helps, folks.
As a businessman I like watching inventory ship out the door. As a Patriot I like knowing the few dollars left over from every order help the total in the 527 to do our work.
If you want a cap, patch, cards, t-shirt or stickers, hit IIIGear.com today and it'll ship tomorrow.
Hit the Donate button anytime, and we get closer to being able to reach out beyond our current audience and start finding our allies.
Thank you all.
One of our Patriots suggests we shoot for a smaller market that runs Alex Jones and a few other patriotic hosts to get the ball rolling.
I know Alex Jones evokes a lot of energy from many folks. Heck, so does Rush. Personally, I find quite a bit of intel at Alex's site that I don't find elsewhere. I simply tune out the conspiracy pitch on every topic. I keep what works and leave the rest - the same thing I do when I listen to Rush.
So, my question: Should we consider running a few ads in a smaller market with Alex in an attempt to reach our allies and grow, while working ourselves torward a budget that permits bigger markets and audiences?
I've posted a poll at top-right. Please take the time to weigh-in and help guide the issue.
This is your Movement.
Saturday, January 28, 2012
2012 will be very dangerous.
The III, the Patriot Movement, Freedom Community - whatever label one chooses to use to describe we Americans who want Liberty - is a collection of individuals.
I would hope that every single Patriot looks first into his own heart for guidance in the time before us. If it becomes time for you to step off the porch, go for it. If it is not your time, follow your heart.
Do not annoint anyone as your Leader. Do not accept anyone as your General.
Any call for you to follow a "Leader" into melee should be given from the front, or ignored.
Read Bill's perspective, and pay attention.
Bill's PatCom was serious forward movement. Leaders lead from the front. Leaders will do the work with you, will expose themselves to the same fire they ask you to risk, and more.
The days coming will be unlike any through which you have lived before...
Here's the link.
Much complaining about state laws being passed around the country.
Much complaining about federal laws being passed.
Remember Kerodin's Hutchinson Principle:
...How many people in your State make laws?
...How many people in your state are elected to make Federal laws?
Remember Hutchinson, here.
When Americans really get fed-up and choose to stop tolerating tyranny, the true number of people to find in your state is pretty small...
Friday, January 27, 2012
III Gear: While I was out yesterday our cards came into the shop.
That means we have everything in from vendors, and all orders that have been sitting will be put together this weekend and shipped Monday.
If you've been thinking about an order, this would be the time to do it, and it'll be in the mail Monday.
III Radio Fundraiser: You'll notice the total isn't climbing as fast as we'd like. If you can throw a few bucks toward the radio buy, click the button. As we grow, we get stronger. Consider it PT for the Movement.
SHTF Project: We have many columns already in the can, thank you to everyone who has submitted and who has committed to the project. At the moment we have 8 very big names in the Gun & Gear world participating, with several more in discussions.
Please keep them coming. If you have written the Premise Piece (About what gun/guns you would grab in an unknown emergency) and you'd just like to submit a column on another firearm or piece of gear you rely on in tough circumstances, please do so.
I still have not had the chance to even invite everyone - if you are a blogger in our community, you are invited. If you are a reader of our blogs, you are invited. Don't wait for me, and please don't feel snubbed if I haven't written you personally yet. Just write your piece, snap a few pics, and send it to me.
As with all politicians, we have what they say as a guide. We have what they have done as a guide. We can guess, from those two bits of data what they may do in the future.
But that still doesn't inform us of what they have in their hearts, and what they would do if circumstances permitted them to genuinely follow their deepest desires.
Craig managed to get a reply from the Romney Camp regarding Mitt's public position, as of today.
Here's the link.
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Well, it is more accurately the US President who is being punked.
But, the truth is that he is our President, so the stink gets on us, too.
Egypt is not allowing Americans to leave.
Your move, Mister President.
Let's see what you've got...
Here's the story.
I do. It is a blood sport...and that may turn literal in the wake of the outcome of November.
Opportunity always presents itself, often obfuscated in uncertainty, when the existing Powers quibble and risk the Status Quo to decide who is to be head hog at the trough.
Watch them, hope for the best - that they so wound one another that opportunity presents when imminent implosion follows - and we can shake off the tentacles of slavery that have been growing deeper into our society for 150 years.
No other people on the planet have ever managed to do what our Founding Generation did in regard to securing personal Liberty. No other people on the planet have the DNA coding to do it again, except you and me.
It won't be easy. It wasn't the first time.
It won't be done with a rifle...and it won't be done without a rifle, either.
Many will die, many more will risk everything, to know Liberty...just as happened the first time.
Unless, our blood has been so watered-down that we won't even try...
The window of opportunity is not open yet, and it will close quickly. It will happen at a time of turmoil among the Masters, or it will never happen again.
Some say Apple is responsible for enriching themselves at the expense of Chinese slaves, some of them children.
The other side of the coin says that Chinese are lined up to work in those factories - their standard of living is better than the average Chinese, so it is a good thing...it is developing China to the First World.
Children in India begin working at a very young age, real work. Many work instead of school.
It's that, or starve.
We Americans have a lot of comfort from which to decide the moral Rights and Wrongs of the world. Free trade is good - it is pure Capitalism. Pure Capitalism is bad, it takes advantage of the weakest.
While we think of such things and condemn the Chinese father who would ever permit his daughter to work at such a factory, many of us do so while typing on an IMac, IPad or listening to an IPod.
Denninger says we do have a moral obligation to help stop such abuses. His solution is to tax everything coming from China. That makes sense from a practical perspective, if not a moral one - the profits from our Chinese made goods are buying Chinese made AK's for Chinese bred lads...
But, is there a moral obligation to choose not to financially support a product or service made with slave labor...
Here's Denninger's piece.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
What if it wasn't 10% of La Raza...
...what if it was 10% of your locally indigenous FSA population...supported by your local, state and FedGov...
...would you be ok then? Would you be able to get to and from work? Would you have enough stuff to survive 90 days without leaving the house, including keeping your lights and water turned on? Including keeping your stuff from tweeting mobs of Bad People? What if those Bad People were supported by militant LEO? Could you didi? Would you have anywhere to go?
Just 10% of any group dedicated to murdering Liberty...
Here's the link.
Note: Blogger is obviously futzing with things behind the scenes - I apologize for the screwy format. Sometime the text all bunches, sometimes everything double-spaces, and I can't control it. Hopefully they'll get their act together soon.
Hopefully, you are preparing to defeat the effort, and hopefully you are already resisting.
DHS is shifting, publicly, their mission from foreign threats to those of a domestic nature.
Here's the article.
Use this information as you will.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
We often look at the Rights infringed in the Bill of Rights to measure our loss of Liberty.
It is a good idea to look at it from the other side once in a while, to see the ground gained by those Enemies of Liberty who would be our Masters.
Communism: Ground Gained
We too often fail to cut through the PC misdirection offered
by our enemies within, so let us remind everyone right now: Liberalism is
Communism in a cloak.
Below are the 10 points laid out by Marx.
Consider them and consider where the nation is today in
reference to each.
Then, consider for each of the points which of our political
parties advocate for policies and programs to achieve the stated goals.
1. Abolition of property in land and application of all rents of land to public purposes.
2. A heavy progressive or graduated income tax.
3. Abolition of all rights of inheritance.
4. Confiscation of the property of all emigrants and rebels.
5. Centralization of credit in the hands of the state, by means
of a national bank with State capital and an exclusive monopoly.
6. Centralization of the means of communication and transport in the hands of the
7. Extension of factories and instruments of production owned by
the State; the bringing into cultivation of waste-lands, and the improvement of
the soil generally in accordance with a common plan.
8. Equal liability of all to work. Establishment of industrial armies, especially for agriculture.
9. Combination of agriculture with manufacturing industries; gradual
abolition of all the distinction between town and country by a more equable
distribution of the populace over the country.
10. Free education for all children in public schools.
They are winning.
The lights and cameras will be mounted on poles.
We already have traffic cams and ticket cams on poles and on stand-alone boxes.
...I wonder how long before poles and boxes start to meet chainsaws...
Here's the story.
UPDATE: We had a well-known reload company come at us for inclusion in the book - then they wanted our writer to pay for the gear.
I don't think so.
You want your gear reviewed? You want outstanding free exposure for your company and products...and then you want the writer to buy the equipment?
I've reached out to another reloading company on principle, folks. I'll let you know how it goes.
Folks - do we have any reloaders out there who are ready to step up to a turret press?
Monday, January 23, 2012
I hear this pablum far too often from people who try to justify voting for anyone but President Obama.
So, I ask: What does it matter who is appointed to the Court, for they abjectly refuse to abide the Constitution. Even the so-called Conservatives on the Court will not rule on the plain language of 2A, and they refuse to recognize any respect whatsoever for 4A.
So, if it doesn't matter who ends up on the Court, what does it matter who is in the White House?
At least with Obama we know what he wants and where he is going. I would add that his re-election will hasten implosion and open the door for a reset. Mitt & Newt? A slightly slower trip over the cliff...
Do you have any respect for the current Court? Do you feel obligated to abide their rulings?
If they rule ObamaCare is Constitutional, the ruling will not make it so.
When they rule 2A has limits, the rulings will not make it so.
Unconstitutional laws bear no moral force.
Let it burn...
Kent reminds us that to have respect for the law, the laws made by men must remain respectful to us.
Once Bad People begin using Law to enslave us, we have no moral obligation to respect the Law or the Men who attempt tyranny.
Here's more from Kent.
And now, friends and countrymen, if the wise and learned philosophers of the
elder world, the first observers of nutation and aberration, the discoverers of
maddening ether and invisible planets, the inventors of Congreve rockets and
Shrapnel shells, should find their hearts disposed to enquire what has America
done for the benefit of mankind?
Let our answer be this: America, with the same voice which spoke herself into
existence as a nation, proclaimed to mankind the inextinguishable rights of
human nature, and the only lawful foundations of government. America, in the
assembly of nations, since her admission among them, has invariably, though
often fruitlessly, held forth to them the hand of honest friendship, of equal
freedom, of generous reciprocity.
She has uniformly spoken among them, though often to heedless and often to
disdainful ears, the language of equal liberty, of equal justice, and of equal
She has, in the lapse of nearly half a century, without a single exception,
respected the independence of other nations while asserting and maintaining her
She has abstained from interference in the concerns of others, even when
conflict has been for principles to which she clings, as to the last vital drop
that visits the heart.
She has seen that probably for centuries to come, all the contests of that
Aceldama the European world, will be contests of inveterate power, and emerging
Wherever the standard of freedom and Independence has been or shall be
unfurled, there will her heart, her benedictions and her prayers be.
But she goes not abroad, in search of monsters to destroy.
She is the well-wisher to the freedom and independence of all.
She is the champion and vindicator only of her own.
She will commend the general cause by the countenance of her voice, and the
benignant sympathy of her example.
She well knows that by once enlisting under other banners than her own, were
they even the banners of foreign independence, she would involve herself beyond
the power of extrication, in all the wars of interest and intrigue, of individual avarice,
envy, and ambition, which assume the colors and usurp the standard of freedom.
The fundamental maxims of her policy would insensibly change from liberty to
She might become the dictatress of the world. She would be no longer the
ruler of her own spirit....
[America's] glory is not dominion, but liberty.
Her march is the march of the mind.
She has a spear and a shield: but the motto upon her shield is, Freedom,
This has been her Declaration: this has been, as far as her
necessary intercourse with the rest of mankind would permit, her practice.
John Quincy Adams gave this speech on Independence Day in 1821.
He authored the Monroe Doctrine.
If the republic were to return to such a foreign policy, how our fortunes would change...
The Kel Tec KSG 12 gauge bullpup puts the best home defense load into a package that is far more suited to home defense than traditional shotguns. Time will tell if the KSG is mechanically sound, but I don't think it'll be long before other manufacturers follow them into the bullpup realm.
Here's the link to Oleg and the Tavor. The Israeli's score another winning design.
Sunday, January 22, 2012
Well done, Georgia!
That's how you do that!
Of course, he'll never show...but every now and again we get a hint that the republic is not, yet, completely dead.
Here's the piece: http://www.cbsatlanta.com/story/16567672/ga-judge-orders-president-to-appear-at-hearing
You see the trajectory. The Establishment is very experienced at thwarting candidates who represent serious change.
But the truth remains the truth: Even with Thomas Jefferson as President in 2012, the economy will implode and the republic will face existential threats.
Politics matters. Our efforts to grow our Movement matters.
But never stop preps. Never stop training. Never let your guard down.
Here's the WSJ piece on the Delegate count. http://projects.wsj.com/campaign2012/delegates
Saturday, January 21, 2012
Your submissions will be read by marketing and media professionals in all of these companies, as well as a wide pro-2A audience.
...and we are just getting started with our official participants, folks.
I genuinely think this project will help put our community on solid "mainstream" footing, which translates to political power. And, that is the goal...to have the political power to influence events.
Thank you all for helping build our political brand. Thus far I have not had a single member of our community say no to contributing. (I am still waiting for a few responses). Just consider if we have 40 of "our" Bloggers writing pieces, combined with pieces from III Patriots who comment routinely...and then added to the NRA-type bloggers to whom I have begun reaching.
40 of our bloggers is not an arbitrary number, folks. I have asked just about that many, and none have said no.
That is a community that is coming together. I don't think we could have had such results a year ago.
I am very proud to stand with all of you.
AP has another excellent column tonight, here. http://arcticpatriot.blogspot.com/2012/01/having-courage-to-look-in-mirror.html
Sorry for the long links - something has changed with Blogger that I haven't figured out, yet.
AP is an important voice in our Community, as are all who have taken the decision to stand tall and risk enemy fire for being a Patriot in the spotlight.
Many of you who coment regularly, and many of you I speak with in email would run excellent blogs if you chose to do so. If any of you are considering it, I hope you'll give it a shot. The more of us who do this, the louder our voice.
Think about it.
Found this over at Zazzle.
The latin (I found that at WRSA) translates to Fortune favors the Bold.
Here's the link: http://www.zazzle.com/audentes_fortuna_iuvat_tshirt-235189364248925822
Folks, if you could receive a $100 Gift Certificate from your favorite online Gear Place, where would it be?
I'm not going to bother with a poll, too many selections.
After you've done that, take a second and visit this new site I found (actually, they found me). It is a group of young conservative women who started at University of Virginia - a demographic that would be very helpful if we were able to help deflect some of the MSM garbage they are fed from k-College. I have not had time to cruise their site, so no idea what we may find. Here's the link: http://enlightenedwomen.org/
Friday, January 20, 2012
Concerned American is hosting a thread about how to set up an alert system for roadblocks and other NTK intel for Patriots.
Along those lines, Mike C (who won the Benchmade folder a few weeks ago) sent this link for a widget that allows you to send video from a camcorder directly to the web.
And on those lonely moments when it is only you & LEO, and he has an agenda, here is a starting point for apps that allow you to stream live from your cell phone the encounter to the web. If you stream it live, he can't erase vital evidence after having his way with you.
Consider this ahead of time, folks. Maybe rig a mount for your phone on the dash and the moment you start to see the whirling lights, put your phone in the cradle and start streaming it. Maybe even a Tweet of your location to the rest of your Tribe...
Folks, I am very, very thankful for everyone who has agreed to submit and has already submitted to the III SHTF Weapons project. We have rec'd several first class submissions already, and more are coming.
I won't recite a list of participants until we publish, but I am very proud to be in such company.
Submissions: Please keep any submissions exclusive, folks - rather than releasing on your blogs and elsewhere so consumers have a reason to purchase the final product.
By the way, Gerber Knives (GerberGear.com) let us know today they will be participating as well.
The list grows, and the talent that will be found in the pages of the final product will be fabulous.
Keep 'em coming, Patriots.
Parts of my life are rather public - some by choice, others not so much.
But, it is what it is.
From time to time I will offer a brief status update on various aspects of my life that are public, to keep you in the loop.
America527/III Percent Political Organization: I like the trajectory that we are on as a group. More than 4 dozen of you have stepped up to the plate and thrown some cash into the pot - some of you have done it more than once. Such things take time, and we will reach our goals. We are handing out III to Liberty in Virginia and on the Hill, and many of you are handing out the book to locals. We've added patches, t-shirts, stickers, hats, business cards to the gear offerings (iiigear.com). We expect the business cards and shirts in our shop soon, and as usual, we'll turn around and get them out to you as soon as we get them. If you've ordered a combination of items (like a shirt/stickers/patch) we'll send it all out at one time.
III SHTF Project: This firearms book is a vehicle to build bridges into the broader firearm community and to raise funds for the 527 - I am very pleased with the number of folks in our community who are stepping up and taking the time to write a review of their SHTF weapons. We have already received several pieces and they are excellent. My next step is to reach into the broader gun community and see if we can get some of them to write and play our reindeer games. This is a fun project for me.
Kerodin work life: I am very fortunate that I get to work from my home office most of the time, with my wife and dogs constantly with me. (That's why you'll see posts on the blog at all hours). In addition to my III work (which is purely a personal agenda) I am putting the finishing touches on my next fiction piece, which I have built around a III premise (also great fun for me). We'll also be publishing another book on fashion models in the early summer, and a magazine for a charity drive in the DC area later in the year.
The Kerodin HVAC System: I have a very long association with the HVAC business. I started working on residential and light commercial machines when I was 18, and have been employed in every aspect of the business, including owning my own companies. I recently put the final touches on a brand new system design that eliminates the outdoor section of the residential system (the big box in the back yard with the compressor in it that makes your electric meter spin like a frisbee in the summer). My new system is green, eliminates the compressor-based components, eliminates caustic refrigerants, reduces electrical consumption by 80%, and extends the lifetime of the primary components of the system to about 40 years - no more replacing the system every 12-15 years. Oh - and it is cheaper to install than any system today.
The components of my system have been tested in my "lab". The next step is to get some corporate support and install a fully operational prototype. We are working on that now. You can look for the entire established HVAC industry to come gunning for me soon - this system is equivalent to making a car that runs on water...
By the way - I did not design my new system because I am a tree-hugging hippie. I designed it because I am a pure-bred Capitalist, and I'd like to let my wife live the rest of her life without worrying about money.
Kerodin v. ServiceMagic, et al.: As most of you know my wife and I have a civil lawsuit in the works against ServiceMagic, one of their subsidiaries and the CEO of the subsidiary. That is moving forward, but the wheels turn slowly in the courts. I've given links to the complaint in the past, no need to do so again. One thing most of you know about me: I won't quit, I will never surrender, and I will be loud about it...at the proper time.
Hiro and Hana are doing fine, though bored. Akitas are bred to hunt bear, boar and deer, and in my little suburban yard they are reduced to killing squirrels, mice and the random bird that screws up. They invite neighborhood dogs into range all the time, but the word is out and they don't get many takers...
Holly is well, and anything I write will quickly become plagiarized by Hallmark, so I won't go there.
So, there you have it, the Kerodin version of the annual update.
If I owe you an email, I may be slow but I'll get it to you.