Thursday, January 31, 2013
A note to all of the nice Media who have been blowing up my phone: If I wanted to talk to you, I'd call you.
My media schedule is already set. If you don't have millions each week on your TV show and tens of millions on your radio show - you're not on my list. Unless you happen to be Matt - and he's got my addy. ;)
Thank you all for playing.
Have a nice day - we have a city to build...
Posted by K at 4:14 PM
ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER ONE: Here
How many people need to be eating a pile of crow tonight?
And because I am the epitome of dignified: Eat shit and die if you have it coming - you know who you are. Genetic waste.
More announcements coming...
There will be several announcements over the next 2-3 days regarding the Citadel and related projects.
Posted by K at 10:00 AM
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Folks, we are working on a few new designs for III Patches - but I have a little problem.
I don't own a single BDU top. What sizes are the standard velcro patch-places on the standard issue BDU tops? Name tapes, sleeves, etc.
I've got hats and all of my Condor packs covered.
Also - if there are any other tops (other than bdu) that have more-or-less standardized patch sizes, lemme know.
Posted by K at 6:48 PM
Connecting the dots.
There are simply too many "clues" on display for any rational, thinking person to come to any conclusion except that our Country is moving at full-speed toward the scene of the crash.
I've given all the advice I know to give.
Lay in as much prep as you can get your hands on. Go to your Krav classes until there are no more classes. If you are planning to E&E out of your current location, check your gear and route, and check it twice. If you plan to shelter in place, check your lists and check them twice. Add more 1/4" steel plate.
Keep living your life until the moment you must change how you are living.
The Citadel and associated endavors are in overdrive. We will not quit - even when Implosion hits.
Two parting thoughts that you have seen and heard before: Once they force us into this fight, do not ever quit until every filthy trace of their Treason is gone and Liberty is left standing without challenge.
Two: In the absence of orders, go find something Evil and kill it.
Posted by K at 9:41 AM
Stand and be counted, folks.
This is not meant to be simply a rah-rah rally of Patriots who are angry - this is to be an Assembly of Patriots who mean to set a course and forge a political message to accompany the nationwide surge of 2A and general Liberty awareness.
Weigh-in at the Congress: Here.
Posted by K at 8:51 AM
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
...are nucking futs. ;)
Despite the fishbowl reports our enemies within the community would like you to believe, key III Projects which have been heavily reported in the news in recent weeks continue to flourish.
We have been invited to enter discussions with a certain Economic Development team from a certain city in Texas near a top-10 Metro area...and we will most certainly accept.
Looks like I need a pair of boots....
Look out Texas, Kerodin & Company are coming to town.
Posted by K at 9:55 PM
Monday, January 28, 2013
75% of you say that if it goes hot in New York over registration that you'll go hot in your Ao.
75% is a big number.
There are obviously many variables. LEO in NY won't try confiscation at an armed rally at the State House. They'll come at Zero Dark Thirty when the odds are 10:1 in their favor. Then we'll see if New Yorkers decide to get off the couch once more and gear up to go hunting.
When 75% of you say it'll start in your AO when it starts in New York, do you mean you are going hunting?
Answer on the new poll --->
Posted by K at 12:24 PM
Man took a picture holding a BB gun and his baby girl and posted on Facebook.
"...substantial risk of physical harm..."
What do you put on Facebook and other social media? LEO is watching.
Posted by K at 11:29 AM
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Enemy of Liberty.
Posted by K at 4:47 PM
Folks, we dropped off a load of 25+ packages Saturday, and will drop another 40+ tomorrow. We'll drop the remaining 40+ Tuesday.
We've decided to drop everything in the mail we've got in the shop - so if you have multiple items and one is backordered, we'll be shipping everything that isn't backordered, then catch up when we get the rest in the shop.
As you know, both KA-BAR and Cold Steel discontinued several of our more popular blade selections over the holidays without telling us.
So, when you get a chance go to Condoroutdoor.com, ColdSteel.com, and KABAR.com, look at their selections, and see if there is anything you think we should add to III Gear. You know I am a fan of the tanto point for combat blades, but Cold Steel is breaking my heart and dropping their San Mai III tantos and going for cheaper alternatives.
We also have an account at US Palm for body armor. The only issue there is that I have to order 3 units at a time, and they aren't cheap. So if you want body armor, let me know and we'll see if we can get an order together. Here's their website: USPalm.com
I have an account at Maxpedition, but I'm not really ready to start stocking their gear just yet.
Patches: I've had to order more III shoulder patches and III minuteman patches. I also ordered a batch of Molon Labe 1" x 4" patches for the back of your tactical caps, in the original Greek. I'll let you know when they come in.
Shirts: Hoodies are being printed. (They must use unicorn ink). The OD III shirts are promised to be here by Feb 2. The Liberty Congress shirts are mostly all shipped now.
Any ideas for shirts? I tend to go for understated - such as molon labe on the breast, or the III Arms logo on the breast with molon labe on the sleeve. I also tend to go for OD - you never know when you need to blend into a shadow. But if you want different colors, let me know. As I mentioned elsewhere, send me designs if you think they'd make good shirts. We'll find a way to get them printed up.
Leather: I have a design for a sheath that is outstanding for combat, my prototype works great. The folks at CADD are in a position to help, as is one of our III Patriots in Colorado, so you'll start to see those at some point.
Canvas Gear: I mentioned before I like canvas for my packs. We are going to try our hand at American made canvas and see what you think. They'll be ready for review in a month or two.
Blades: Mos of you know I have a lot of experience with blades. I have a serious fighting design I want someone to bring into reality. I have had a few emails on the topic, so hopefully we'll have a prototype soon. A good blade can attack from any attitude - whether a front strike, a block, a backfist, whatever.
The reason I'm posting so much about III Gear is because so much interest in our ideals has been raised in recent months. Every single person who flies a III patch of blade or shirt helps Brand us as good guys in the minds of the population. So if you can think of anything we should add with III Brand on it, let me know - from shot glasses to lapel pins. We've already got guns covered. ;)
Posted by K at 3:58 PM
Some people have no fucking idea when they are in a death fight.
Not all death fights include a big man with a blade who wants to put your insides on the outside.
But they mean to have you dead, just the same.
By hook or crook, by the pen or the sword, by killing your reputation or your will or your body, they mean to have you off the field.
I strongly suggest everyone who is confused about the present state of your country and the disposition of your countrymen, get yourselves unfucked. Right now.
You are at war. They mean to have you bend knee or dead.
Any rules you once thought applied - do not.
March or Die. You choose.
Here's a piece at CA's place.
Posted by K at 9:16 AM
Saturday, January 26, 2013
...people who resist Cuomo's registration law in New York can begin a nationwide war?
Will you start shooting people in California if people start shooting Cuomo's boys in New York?
Rhetorically, of course.
Don't answer here in the thread, answer at right on the poll --->
**UPDATE** Does anyone like to shoot 210 grain .308 as a combat load - if so what powder load do you like?
About a few topics I know what I am talking about, and I know that I know it.
On some topics I have a working knowledge.
On some I have enough knowledge to get myself in trouble.
On most, I'm clueless. ;)
So I ask people who know - such as this:
In my past I have reloaded with my father. Mostly .45 ACP. I found the little progressive reloading system to be sufficient for what we were doing - which was building ammo so we could raise hell and burn the barrels out of a few pistols and .223 rifles, work on our double-taps and triple-taps at combat ranges.
But now I have a question about ammunition you'd take into combat. Do you guys generally trust the average progressive set up from Lyman, RCBS, LEE, Dillon to turn out ammo you would trust with your life? My biggest concern was always with automatic powder measures. A little more or less in the average 230 grain .45 FMJ that you are planning to shoot into a steel plate is one thing - but do you trust the standard automatic powder measures with ammo when people may be shooting back at you? Would you bypass that step in a progressive and weigh each charge on a digital scale for your sidearm?
How about your duty .223 or AK ammo? Are you comfortable running straight from the machine?
Now, you guys who load .308 to hit an eyeball at 250 yards - do you trust the production progressive loaders, or do you build your rounds one at a time?
Do you prefer a simple single-stage press?
You guys who start warming up at 600 yards - that'll never be me. ;) You folks impress the hell out of me, but that isn't my skillset.
Weigh in if you feel like it. It is just another Saturday...before the serious ugliness begins.
Posted by K at 11:57 AM
I have sensed a shift in Gunners.
I think it is a dangerous shift, a standing down.
You folks deal with more "real" people than do I on the average day, so weigh in and let me know if you are getting the same sense within your work/social circles. (I deal with Washingtonians - and "real people" they ain't)
The moment President Obama listed his 23 edicts, and DiFi's AWB was pronounced DoA by Reid, McConnel and the House, I have "sensed" a significant standing down of the community. Not the folks like us who are hardcore, who pay attention to 2A every day - but a lot of the "NRA" types who got off the couch, I think they are already heading back to the couch.
For a while there was such tension that at those Saturday rallies had anyone gotten stupid I truly believe it would have been as historically significant as the Boston Massacre, and the news would have spread from Capitol to Capitol at WiFi speeds and we'd have been hip-deep in RevWarIII in moments.
That tension feels significantly lessened.
Is this accurate?
Posted by K at 9:56 AM
Friday, January 25, 2013
Shall I interpret? That means, as we have known internally all along, that despite the best efforts of many sad, pathetic, diseased Souls who tried to kill the project, they are left holding another heaping, steaming pile of FAIL.
The lies, the hit pieces, the attempts to sabotage via comments on story threads. F. A. I. L.
The Citadel is sentient. It lives. It is bigger than any single participant, and it is far too well-received in the hearts of real Patriots to go gently into that good night. Every single day we add new Patriots who want a place to live among us in safety and patriotism, and in reverence of our Founding Ideals.
If any of you had any doubts about whether or not the Citadel would survive the assassination attempts of little minds - now you know.
We are still standing. We are bigger and stronger now than a week ago. We gain new supporters with every single story - whether favorable, objective, or a hit piece.
Am I gloating? Yep. A bit. I deserve it. So does every single supporter of this project who came under attack from MBV and his Useful Idiots. And I am also proud, damned proud, that our idea about joining together in a single location to build a large Tribe is a concept shared, at least in many ways, by so many other Americans. Glenn Beck has plans for a community much larger and more elaborate, I daresay even more sophisticated, than ours. That is of monumental importance for America. The Seasteading project is brilliant in its concept.
We are not alone, Patriots.
The values we cherish are still out there, and people like us, and Beck, and others, are finding ways to get us all together and to propagate those ideals.
To the haters - you lose. Gads it must suck to be you! Even when you try to destroy, you futz it up!
And to every single Patriot who supports our concept and our ideals - let's keep rolling. We have the Enemies of Liberty on the run.
Here's the piece.
Posted by K at 6:08 PM
Thursday, January 24, 2013
I was born and raised on Chesapeake Bay. I was sucking crab claws at 2 months old, from what I am told. From catfish to spot to Bluefish to striped Bass and drum, to trot lines and pots for crabs, to oysters and cherry clams, I am a pure blood Chesapeake guy. My family has always been into older wooden powerboats, usually Owens cabin cruisers. I had a beautiful 1929 Vineyard motoryacht that was my pride for a while. Waterfowl is a religion on the bay among the old timers - a title I grow closer to owning every day it seems. That brings us to canoes and decoys.
Have you ever seen what a gifted waterman can do with a block of wood, a few wood tools, transforming wood into something so beautiful and lifelike that it fools ducks and geese into thinking it is a brother? Have you ever seen the work of a serious craftsman who builds wooden boats on the bay? From crab boats to canoes, the Chesapeake is home to some of the finest boat makers in the world. These aren't guys who make wooden things that don't sink - these are old-world craftsmen who build art that serves a waterman and his family for generations.
I'll be leaving my beloved Chesapeake when I reside full-time in the Citadel.
I received an email and a link from a man who will become a new neighbor in Idaho. He makes canoe/kayak hybrids. In Idaho there is lake Coeur d'Alene and all the sports it offers. There are smaller lakes and marshes and streams. And there is this guy who makes canoes that the old craftsmen I know here on the Chesapeake would nod and consider one of their own.
I know what it is like to be a mile from shore in a semi-enclosed canoe or sea kayak with nothing but a paddle and a healthy case of "Oh F me!" when a squall comes up and you are suddenly taking 4 foot salty swells in the kisser. I know what sort of boat you need to survive.
I invite you to visit the website of Wahnooyak canoes if you want a serious watercraft that will last for your children, and beyond.
And - they prefer gold as payment. That should tell you even more.
I will own one of his works of art. I will enjoy the beauty of Idaho from within one of these fine boats. Mrs. Kerodin will have one also.
Just look at the work they do, even if you don't intend to buy. Surely you can simply appreciate the work of an artisan.
Here's the link.
Posted by K at 6:54 PM
From time to time I have thrown out opportunities for Patriots who want to make a few bucks.
Now I am going to do it again.
If you are a III Patriot and looking for a bit of side revenue that might even turn into a business for you, consider these opportunities below.
The III needs:
~ A first class real estate closer who is comfortable seeking out the whales and getting them closed.
~ A Patriot who can make leather sheaths for knives. I have a simple design and I need someone who knows how to work leather to make a small batch. I'll cover materials to get you started, you set your profit margin and leave enough room so IIIGear can still offer them at competitive prices. We are not looking to be the cheapest guy in town - I want to build sheaths that are ready for the battlespace.
~ A Patriot who can make knives and axes to my specs. I am not looking to build anything fancy - my designs can be plasma cut from plate steel, then ground down. Handles can be paracord. Basically if you can work a grinder and a belt sander, finish the steel and put on an edge, this may be for you.
~ I mentioned elsewhere that IIIGear is going to launch a line of canvas gear packs, so we are good there.
~ IIIGear is going to offer a select line of branded jewelry, we've got people lined up for that.
~ I have an email into the guy who supposedly has the Mosin prototype magazines. If that pans out, I will be looking for someone to help there as well. You'll need to have tack-welding skills and metal finishing skills.
~ Do you have a product (even if it is just in the hobby stage) that can benefit III Patriots when in the battlespace, or help with morale and cohesion? Can you design killer artwork that we can print off on a run of shirts? Do you know how to weave paracord bracelets? Anything that a Patriot may find useful, if you are looking to turn it into a sideline business or a full-time gig, talk to me and we'll see how we can work together to get it done.
~ You can bet your arse I will be talking to Bill and offering any help I can if he chooses to move forward with his seed/prep business, because the man is honest to a degree that is indisputable and he will be fair with whatever he offers. I'm not looking to partner, but if I can help, even if it means showing up to help him fill bags or buckets, I'll be there.
I do not know when the world is going to implode. I do know in my heart and gut that it will happen.
I intend to keep swinging all the way into the darkness, and to help as many of you as I am able to be ready when the darkness comes. Even if you just have an idea that you think might help improve your life, if I can help, I will. I don't have money to invest (everything I've got is in Citadel-related assets), but I can help with advice, I can help get the word out, and I can promise that this community of Bloggers will help as well. Remember when I asked bloggers to speak up recently? Those who spoke up are selfless people who will help you succeed simply because you are a fellow Patriot.
One final note: I simply do not have time to run another business. For instance, if the Mosin magazines pan out I will be looking for someone in this community to work with who can assemble and ship to customers, handle the money, et cetera. When I think of how many of you are Mosin shooters and the good that could be done by offering the magazines, I can't just let it sit. But I'll need help.
So - leather guys, knife makers, zip me an email.
Posted by K at 2:25 PM
USMC General Mattis is a fighting General.
We have heard reports that Generals are being purged. We are hearing that the litmus test is "Will you fire on American Citizens". If the answer is "No" the general gets sacked.
I have featured General Mattis on my sidebar for a year or so now. "Be polite. Be courteous. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet.".
And a report at Lew Rockwell's place says Mattis is being pushed out.
Connect the dots, Americans.
Here's the link.
Posted by K at 10:54 AM
DiFi's AWB is one of the biggest Sparklies in Washington right now. It is DoA in every facet, unless Boehner decides to simply give them a gift, say hi caps or whatever. (I think if he tries his caucus will hogtie him) I've never been able to fathom how the Rs constantly snatch defeat from the jaws of victory time and again...unless I consider that they are all on the same team. As we predicted the real threat immediately is the list of Prohibited Persons and how rapidly it will grow, now that Doctors are being given power over 2A.
Were the Marxists ever serious about confiscation? I think so, in some of their sillier moments. Reliable sources relayed that they were approached (LEO) and their temperature taken about kicking in doors. But reality smacked them in the face and made them back up, at least for now. We'll see what tomorrow holds. But do not think they are done.
I still predict the End Game will be joined prior to November 2016. If the Marxists miss that window of opportunity, they'll never have a better chance. I think they know it. Watch for continued gutting of the economy, debasing the value of currency and infringements of 4A to levels that will confound the rational mind.
If you walk away thinking the Left was just beaten and you lower your guard, you really don't comprehend the battlespace. Do not go back to Singing with the Stars. The next 48 months will determine just how bloody the American genocide will be, and who ends up in the ditches.
I believe the beginning of the Ruckus is now in our rearview.
IIIGear and related Liberty Movement activities: As you know we got bombed over the holiday season with IIIGear orders. KA-BAR and Cold Steel discontinued several of their blades that we had orders on the books for customers. Our OD shirts and hoodies got delayed, but the Liberty Congress shirts made it through. Several items were backordered. But most of those issues are finally working out and we are shipping daily. For some reason a UPS Ground order took 5 days from my place in DC to Pennsylvania, and we've hit similar delays with USPS.
Here's the upside - we are moving IIIGear, the 527 and several of our other III endeavors to Idaho. Everything will be under one roof as soon as we can make it happen. H and I have decided to expand a few of the IIIGear lines, and to invest in more inventory. As you all know I have gone back and forth with this for nearly a year. Sometimes it felt like it simply wasn't worth it. But as I look back at how many people are sporting III Branded gear and how many of us are proudly identifying with the Brand, I think the benefit to morale and cohesion is worth the work.
We are exploring a small line of canvas gear. Personally, I prefer canvas gear bags and packs to nylon. So we are working to have a small line made here in America. We'll keep you in the loop as it evolves. I mentioned the silver earlier - I like that idea.
We've been working behind the scenes and putting together the Media Kit for recent III projects. This will kick into a more public phase soon, and we'll be inviting you to weigh-in to help us select a Model for our cover. That'll be fun.
There is a LOT going on in the III world right now. Some if obvious in the media and on our sites. Much is behind the scenes as our projects advance. We will continue working to build morale and cohesion right up until the lights go out, then we'll meet you on the Green.
Stay safe. Keep swinging, prepping, building. Do not ever let the bastards get you down and knock you out of the fight. If you need to choke someone out, do it and then get back to work.
We've got this.
Posted by K at 9:33 AM
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Jamie had what I think is a fabulous idea, and she has done a lot of legwork in finding out how viable it would be to design and have a 1 ounce silver bullion round (.999 of course) minted.
Forget the 30 second artwork I added to the silver blanks above - if we do it we'll do something awesome.
My question: Is a III silver bullion round something you would buy to support III efforts?
My thinking is that the first one purchased would have some profit built into it - it is a fundraising vehicle, afterall. But after you've bought the first we would try to be as close to market prices as possible for all future purchases. Part of that market price would have to include the cost of striking our own designs - we could never mint enough to get the same price breaks as the US Mint, for instance.
Of course if the bottom falls out of the economy you'd be holding a silver bullion coin and the value would skyrocket.
Is this an idea worth pursuing? We actually have the resources to do an initial run if there is serious interest.
PS: IIIGear folks - a boatload of gear went out Saturday (remember Monday was a holiday and nothing was moving) and more went out today. If you are waiting on gear it is probably en route right now.
Posted by K at 10:03 PM
Folks, Bill Nye is one of the most stalwart and sincere, honest Patriots I have met in my time online.
He is considering a venture to help Patriots reach their prep goals regarding seed and other essentials. As you probably know there are seed pimps everywhere, raping good people who simply haven't done their research. Personally, I think it is time for an honest Patriot to get into the business and crush the pimps.
Bill has posted and asked for input to see if the effort, risk and time he'd have to invest is worth it. Undertaking such a venture is not easy, it is filled with risks. So give him an honest assessment and let him know if you'd support his work.
He is a man I would trust and a man I would send money for an order.
Here's the link.
Posted by K at 8:56 PM
I found this linked at WRSA.
You need to read it. You need to understand who stands against you and Liberty.
You need to understand they hate you, they fear you, they want the Government to kill you.
This is a vile piece of propaganda.
Are you strong enough to ignore those who would rather see you dead than see you at Liberty?
Read the piece.
The Enemies of Liberty have no shame. They will see you dead if they are able.
Here's the link.
Posted by K at 8:50 PM
We have a Patriot among us who has launched her own Calendar, suitable for your Man Caves and elsewhere.
As you know I am a big supporter of Free Enterprise and when one of our own takes a shot in the world of entrepreneurs, that Patriot deserves our support. Even if you can't do anything except help promote the effort, that is a big help.
Here's the link.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
The Citadel has gotten a tremendous amount of publicity in the last ten days.
Forget the silly attempts to do damage by MBV and his taint-sucklers, their attempts have failed in an epic manner. Every single day the projects add new people to the roster and each of the related III projects gains more customers. Forget the Leftist Media that have piled on, they too have failed. Every single negative story sends more orders and reservations into the projects.
Put it all in perspective for a moment. There is a much bigger story unfolding.
Nearly 2 dozen Americans have asked for guidance, asking how they can get a Citadel community going in their AO. The Citadel has hundreds of reservations on the books. Families and couples and single Americans from coast to coast, border to border, from college aged kids to retired seniors, have considered the idea of moving into a community with like-minded Countrymen and surrounded by protective walls, and they want a residence.
They want safety and they want people near them who see the world as do they.
The response has been humbling.
Now consider what we all witnessed this weekend at 2A rallies across the country. Armed men and women got off their couches and felt the need to show up. And LEO was, from every report submitted here, very polite and respectful. (That tends to happen when outnumbered by serious people who have lost their sense of humor about 2A ;)
Now consider that every gun shop, gun show and firearm and ammo manufacturer in America is essentially sold out of almost everything that is designed for a fight. You can still find many handguns, lever guns, deer rifles. But firearms and ammo designed for defense, good luck finding much. Americans everywhere have gone on a hunt to arm themselves. What scared them into action?
In just days nearly the entire national inventory of fighting arms and ammo to feed them, and accessories such as magazines, were gone.
You know that many, many people who were not engaged a month ago are now fully engaged and temperatures are running hot.
Now consider this final thought: What if every single person who has purchased firearms and/or ammunition in the past 30 days decided to pull their cash out of the bank and go to the store and turn it into food.
The banking system would implode in 3 days. The cascading failures that would follow would implode every single facet of the American economy. In days.
Still think the folks who want to live in the Citadel are wrong?
Posted by K at 7:43 PM
Should a person who proudly admits this: "...I was a communist and an avowed
enemy of the constitutional republic of the United States...” be approved by NICS to own a firearm? Not that I believe in NICS and infringements, but hey - rules are rules and we are supposed to all play by the same rules, right?
What if the same person today claims to be a full-throated Patriot, but wrote back then: "Toward the end, I became a member of the PLP’s “secret party,”...
Either you get it, or you don't. The truth is right there in black and white, from the horse's mouth.
Here's more truth offered by Bill.
Posted by K at 5:03 PM
Folks, most media have an agenda. We all know it.
Drudge linked the Citadel (based on the CNS story) before they knew Kerodin was involved. They wrote the story and linked it because the Citadel concept is striking a deep nerve across America with our Countrymen. People are angry, concerned, and becoming motivated to take action.
The disease of scandal that so many Enemies of Liberty tried to infect the Citadel with has failed miserably. Sorry, Mikey. Sorry Leftists. Your smear campaign was a massive FAIL. The Citadel and related endeavors are growing every single day.
That said, I want to point every one of the readers of this blog to a piece that came out today at TPM written by Eric Lach.
I can tell you his piece is the most objective, honest and factual piece I have yet read.
I have to tell you that Mr. Lach gives me hope that there are honest people remaining in Media, along with Drudge and a few others.
Here's the link.
Posted by K at 12:15 PM
Monday, January 21, 2013
We need a Patriot who is familiar with 3D rendering software - someone who is willing to help us build a few walk-through models of apartments and houses that can be displayed online.
Zip me an email if you can help.
I also need to have a conversation with a professional realtor in email, please. I need to pick your brain. Kerodin@Kerodin.com
Zip me an email if you can help.
I also need to have a conversation with a professional realtor in email, please. I need to pick your brain. Kerodin@Kerodin.com
Posted by K at 10:23 PM
Since coming online I have made a few enemies. No, the word enemies is not too harsh a descriptor.
I have also met many more people who have transcended thresholds of "Brothers" or "Family" to a place I reserve for people who have earned a place only short of the place my wife holds in my heart. I call these people Tribe. Mullenax. Kenny. Miss Violet. Leslie. Zoomie. Lewis and Israel. Bill. Craig. China. Peter. Jim. Reg. Rich. David. Mike M. Will. Daniel. Vernon. Mike C. Dan C. LT.
There are, literally, dozens of you. Please don't be offended if I did not mention your name specifically. If I tried to make a comprehensive list and I missed someone I would be forever mortified. I think most of you know very clearly where you stand with me. If you ever truly need me, say the word and I will do whatever it takes to be there and I will help you prevail, or die trying.
There is a core group within the various III projects that so many of us have undertaken who have become part of my Tribe. ("My Tribe" does not mean Tribe in which I am Leader - I lead no one. I may go first, but in my world every single member of the Tribe is equal.)
BonnieGadsden is another such man.
When future history books are written, you will read about several of the Patriots already mentioned on this page.
Read this at his site.
Posted by K at 8:20 PM
There are times when Life seems to throw everything it's got at you, and doesn't give a damn if you survive or not. There are times when it seems even Mother Nature wants a piece of you. In such times phrases like "Keep your chin up" or "Be strong" don't do much.
What does help is the quiet knowledge that people are around who stand ready to be there if you need them.
Please go to Leslie's place. Read her post. It doesn't even come close to explaining all that the woman has swirling in her life right now, but there is enough in the post to let you know that she would benefit simply by knowing she isn't alone.
You aren't alone. III to III.
Here's the link.
Posted by K at 7:02 PM
Denninger considers our next Lexington may be in New York.
There is the beginning notion of rallies by 2A advocates to defy Cuomo.
Would you consider gearing up and standing with your Countrymen in New York?
Here's the piece from Denninger.
Posted by K at 9:54 AM
Sunday, January 20, 2013
...did anyone who attended an armed weekend rally see a single case of LEO stopping people, demanding ID or carry permits (if required in your AO)?
How about LEO walking the crowds with cameras obviously documenting faces? Any sign of riot gear?
This speaks to standing orders and the mindset of LEO and their bosses.
Posted by K at 2:22 PM
Are you a member of the NRA?
Do you believe in reasonable restrictions on 2A matters? Have you dutifully sent your membership dues each year, called or written your political representatives when NRA issued a call to action?
Consider this quote from Charles Schumer, United States Senator: ...the senator responded: “Well they [NRA - Ed] sure are a fringe group, but whether enough of my colleagues are ready to admit that, I’m not sure.” He continued: “They are a very extreme group. They don’t even represent average gun holders.”
A sitting United States Senator has now labeled you as fringe and extreme.
How does that feel? Does your mind and integrity rail at being lumped in with those other fringe and extreme Americans who choose to own and shoot ARs, and Americans who take the position that the Second Amendment should be interpreted literally?
Do you understand that the attacks from the Left in America will not ever stop at "Assault Rifles" or high cap mags? The NRA is the largest 2A group in America. They have been devoted to protecting your right to deer rifles and shotguns, unfailingly. And when they give ground to the anti 2A elements in society on issues like ARs, it is never enough.
Folks like me think NRA gives way too much away. We draw a harder line. But look at what NRA efforts have gotten you.
Look at New York today. A Ruger .22 single action revolver is now an "Assault Weapon".
Your deer rifle and goose guns are on the list. Schumer simply hasn't gotten to you yet.
People like me think it is time for NRA and all of its members to take a hard position and defend it.
This is the moment in your life to stand up. Even if you don't want an AR, even if you think they are unnecessary, even if you do not own a magazine with a capacity of more than 5 rounds, you need to stand with your fellow shooters, your Countrymen, for 2A is not only about deer rifles, it isn't even about firearms exclusively. It is about your fundamental Right to possess arms.
Stand and be counted.
When Schumer and his ilk decide to come for your duck gun, the men they send will not be carrying single-shots.
Here's the link to Schumer and his comments.
Posted by K at 9:52 AM
"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat." -- Theodore Roosevelt, April 23, 1910
Posted by K at 9:50 AM
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Lies. Distortions. Smearing to reach an agenda.
It is a tactic of the Left and it is happening all over the place, right now.
If the beginning of the war was in our rearview, would you be able to tell?
Here's the piece from WRSA.
Posted by K at 8:00 PM
If one can be judged by the people who line up against him...
SPLC doesn't like me. Stormfront doesn't like me. Vanderboegh. HuffPo. Sovereigns. The list is long and diverse. But from racists to Communists (who claim to be Patriots) to Marxist media to Liberal simpletons, I am despised by most of the despicable elements in our society.
I'm cool with that.
Here's an interesting perspective: I am entreprenurial and I have owned or partnered in several small businesses. Some did better than others. Some still generate revenue and help pay the bills, such as the publishing company. Some never took off, and some are options for my future. Interesting, is it not, that the people out there claiming "scam" or other unfounded garbage have never had a business dealing with me? There are, at most, five disappointed customers and one former employee complaints online, from my entire business lifespan. That's not a bad business record, in my consideration.
But as we have all seen, facts do not matter to one's enemies.
Not even the Feds ever accused me of a "scam". Regarding the Citadel project, we all know that LEO is looking on. They know where every dollar regarding the projects is located (various business accounts). They know that not a dime has been mis-spent and is accountable. They know proper business paperwork and filings have been done. They know every detail and nuance about the business side of the project. And they have *not* even telephoned or knocked on the door asking questions - because they know that the project is exactly as has been discussed, publicly, and presented, publicly, for more than 6 months.
And if LEO ever does ask for clarification of this or that, the answers are easily pulled from records.
So, if I stand opposed to and despised by racists, Marxists and filth like MBV - good.
When I look to my right and my left I find people standing with me who I am proud have chosen to stand with me based on our interactions. There are hundreds in this community alone.
Here's another interesting tidbit: We all knew from the beginning that because the Citadel concept was born on this blog that one day my name would be used to malign the project and everyone involved, because the ideals embodied in the Citadel offend Enemies of Liberty. They do not like the idea of patriotic Americans who dare exercise their rights and choose to live among one another and respect the Founding Ideals of the republic. And not one single Patriot has abandoned the project as a result of the attacks of small minds. Not one. Not one single person has asked for a refund. Not one. (and if they did ask, a refund check would be cut, of course.) And more people join the project every day.
So, if I am judged by my enemies I am equally judged by the people who choose to be allies - and I am proud to stand with a group of patriotic Americans of various races, ethnicities, religions and world views.
The Citadel project is now alive, not only as a venture, but as an ideal in the hearts and minds of Liberty-loving Americans from coast to coast. The project has weathered first contact with ideological enemies and emerged even stronger than before, now tempered to an even stronger hardness by the fires of enemies.
Spring arrives in just about 2 months, and site development will proceed on schedule.
Enemies of Liberty: You lost. You can't destroy the Citadel project, because it is not about Kerodin. Thank you for helping make the project stronger. Thank you for helping more Patriots find the project.
Posted by K at 11:23 AM
IIIGear: Thanks to everyone who rec'd gear recently and gave us a heads-up. More orders are shipping today and Monday. We are working through the snafus thrown our way over the holidays, especially by KA-BAR and Cold Steel. As some of you know, KA-BAR discontinued the 1265 without letting dealers know, and they shipped 1245s (8" black tanto) as a replacement. They've all been engraved by the great folks at CADD and are on our shelves. I learned yesterday that one or two of you who ordered the 1265 had not been contacted and given the new options - so if you have ordered a 1265 and haven't squared away with us yet, let me know. Cold Steel did the same thing with their Japanese Tantos. They discontinued them (with orders on the books) - but surprisingly they are back in stock on most models - so if you placed a Cold Steel tanto order that hasn't been delivered yet, give me a heads up. A few orders remain in the back-order pile, they'll ship as soon as we have everything in stock.
We will be placing a new Condor order tomorrow night (Sunday at 10pm EST) - so if you want any Condor Gear hit IIIGear.com and place your order today or tomorrow.
Any order/shipping/"Where's my order, dammit!" questions, send them directly to me: Kerodin@Kerodin.com so I can personally put my eyes on the issue. In some cases we shipped UPS and will have a tracking number for you. (Most orders go USPS - no tracking)
Patches: Many shipped, more shipping. We are also placing a fresh order for more patches this weekend. Shirts/hoodies: This will make me open a vein before it's over. Liberty Congress shirts have shipped to you, more are shipping. OD shirts and hoodies "in progress" at the shirt printer.
IIIGear leads us to III Congress: There was a spike of activity for the Congress when we evolved the idea. What makes a "Congress" is active participation by members and delegates. A very small number of people remain actively engaged - so if you are serious about the Congress please head over there, pick up a task, submit a working document for consideration, or otherwise make yourself known. Several of us intend to meet in April. But if you think efforts are better spent elsewhere, please head over there and say so. None of us want to spin our wheels on unproductive pursuits. Weigh in at IIICongress, here.
Road Trip: I think a road trip may be in order to meet a few folks...
Posted by K at 11:20 AM
Friday, January 18, 2013
Thomas A. Baker (June 25, 1916 – July 7, 1944) was a Sergeant in the United States Army during World War II. He served with Alpha Company, 105th Infantry Regiment, 27th Infantry division in the Philippines. He received a Medal of Honor posthumously for his actions in combat on the island of Saipan.
For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty at Saipan, Mariana Islands, June 19 to July 7 1944. When his entire company was held up by fire from automatic weapons and small-arms fire from strongly fortified enemy positions that commanded the view of the company, Sgt. (then Pvt.) Baker voluntarily took a bazooka and dashed alone to within 100 yards of the enemy. Through heavy rifle and machinegun fire that was directed at him by the enemy, he knocked out the strong point, enabling his company to assault the ridge. Some days later while his company advanced across the open field flanked with obstructions and places of concealment for the enemy, Sgt. Baker again voluntarily took up a position in the rear to protect the company against surprise attack and came upon 2 heavily fortified enemy pockets manned by 2 officers and 10 enlisted men which had been bypassed. Without regard for such superior numbers, he unhesitatingly attacked and killed all of them. Five hundred yards farther, he discovered 6 men of the enemy who had concealed themselves behind our lines and destroyed all of them. On 7 July 1944, the perimeter of which Sgt. Baker was a part was attacked from 3 sides by from 3,000 to 5,000 Japanese. During the early stages of this attack, Sgt. Baker was seriously wounded but he insisted on remaining in the line and fired at the enemy at ranges sometimes as close as 5 yards until his ammunition ran out. Without ammunition and with his own weapon battered to uselessness from hand-to-hand combat, he was carried about 50 yards to the rear by a comrade, who was then himself wounded. At this point Sgt. Baker refused to be moved any farther stating that he preferred to be left to die rather than risk the lives of any more of his friends. A short time later, at his request, he was placed in a sitting position against a small tree . Another comrade, withdrawing, offered assistance. Sgt. Baker refused, insisting that he be left alone and be given a soldier's pistol with its remaining 8 rounds of ammunition. When last seen alive, Sgt. Baker was propped against a tree, pistol in hand, calmly facing the foe. Later Sgt. Baker's body was found in the same position, gun empty, with 8 Japanese lying dead before him. His deeds were in keeping with the highest traditions of the U.S. Army.
Our Governments, from Federal down to local levels, have Continuity of Governance protocols in place for nearly any circumstance. From nuclear war to land invasion by Canada to solar flares that drop the grid, to economic collapse and probably even First Contact with ET, FedGov has plans in place to ensure it survives. From tunnels out of DC to bunkers to underground mountain cities, Government has built the infrastructure to survive an event and come out the other side with men, food, shelter, water and weapons.
Why shouldn't Citizens do the same?
Most people who read this blog have already decided that they should do the same, and they have taken steps to ensure they survive and even prevail in the face of catastrophic events.
What about Liberty? Liberty is the bedrock premise of life for Americans under Natural Law. Should not Americans take steps as individuals to prepare for life-altering events, be they natural or man-made, to secure their Liberties? Is not that exactly why our Founders and Framers established our current form of Government, to help us protect those cherished essentials of America - Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness?
Of course. And such preparations need not be limited to owning a shotgun and having a few racks of food in the basement. History has shown time and again that threats to Natural Law can come from even your neighbors, and such threats can last for years of strife and danger.
Enemies foreign and domestic. There are enemies among us working tirelessly to murder your Liberty.
It is sad to many of us that we must even consider the concept of moving behind walls again for safety in America. And in the last week we learned that we are not alone - a very significant portion of our Countrymen find the idea appealing.
It is what it is.
Consider the Citadel our effort to ensure the Continuity of Liberty.
Posted by K at 5:33 PM
...to call an anti-gun nut an anti-gun nut.
It is time for everyone on the Right to start raising their voices this way, to start pushing back like Americans, not Greeks.
Do not tolerate Marxists who insist you bend knee.
Do not tolerate Useful Idiots who work to enslave you.
Do. Not. Tolerate. It.
Do. Not. Tolerate. Them.
Posted by K at 12:57 PM
KD: In advancing your views [gun control] you are advocating violence against all in America, as the disrespecting of one's natural rights is the initiation of force -- the very definition of assault. - KD
That nails it better than I have ever been able to articulate the premise: ...the disrespecting of one's natural rights is the initiation of force...
You do NOT have to wait for the Bad People to start swinging before you counter. You do NOT have to wait until they swell your eye shut. The very intention of disrespecting your natural rights is the initiation of force and under those same rules of natural law, your permission to quell that threat, by any means necessary. (Not "any means you wish". Any means necessary.)
Here's the link to the full piece.
Posted by K at 11:43 AM
The challenge facing the men of America -- not the mere "males," but the men -- is becoming clearer, starker, and more essential every day. That minority of us in the rest of the world who still care about freedom and modern civilization can only watch, with concern, sadness and hope, as the U.S. federal government, having reached its moment of final metamorphosis -- its "fundamental transformation" -- stares its patriotic citizens in the eye and says, "I dare you."
Very good column at American Thinker.
Patriotic Americans, you are being challenged.
How will you respond? Citizen, or Subject?
Man, Woman, or slave...
Here's the link.
Posted by K at 10:49 AM