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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

I'm Here

just very busy. I haven't the time to write, sorry. I suppose I should set aside a few hours each evening and at least try and compose a few pieces for those days when I'm just too busy to post.

Writing, as you well know, is a solitary experience. When the prose begins to flow it only takes the slightest interruption to damn the stream, and then I just wave goodbye to Ms. Muse.

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The Colorado shooting sure has set a fire under the membership of the gun culture. Over the course of the last three days, if we are to believe the media, sales of firearms and related items have gone through the roof.



Listen folks, if you are a seasoned Survivalist, then you have your firearms and ammunition stored and ready. Move on. Concentrate your efforts on food. Think about it - you and your family will need far more food than you will firearms and ammunition. You can't eat brass and lead.

Besides, even if by some weird chance the government clamps down on our freedoms and spits on the Constitution and demands you hand over your rifles - will you.



Now if you are new to the world of Survivalist, and to a lesser degree,  the prepper movement and you do not own a battle rifle and a box or two of ammunition, then by all means find a cheap SKS or AK clone and a few hundred rounds and stash it away...after you first fill your pantry with beans and rice.

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I came across a copy of 'American Terrorist,' the story of Timothy McVeigh. Interesting book. Seems he made his living by selling various items at gun shows. Anyway, if you haven't as yet read the book give it a shot.

Gotta run, later.

Stephen



  

24 comments:

  1. I agree on the food part of your post. Estimates are for at lest a 5% rise in food costs over the next few months. Just read that in the last 30 min.

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    1. Certainly a concern, Thanks, Rob.

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  2. My cousin went through basic with McVeigh. His mother has the group photo.

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    1. Grab a copy of the book, Matt. Its worth the read. Thanks.

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  3. Good advice. Can't eat ammo. We like to eat every day. How often are we going to be shooting?

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    1. Yes, indeed, my friend. Thank you,

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  4. Stephen,

    Agreed, you can't eat ammo. Everyone needs to put some food away. Prepare!!! Prices on food, gas ect... will continue to go up. Try to buy a little extra each time your out buying.

    I'm not sure, I can read the McVeigh book. I've been to the National Memorial. I've walked between the 168 chairs which represent the lives taken that horrific day.
    I've touch the elm tree that remains standing and stopped on top of the underground parking garage next to where the daycare held all those beautiful children. Even though I'm not originally from Oklahoma, the site where the Murrah Building once stood holds a place a very special place in my heart.

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    1. I understand, Sandy, but the book is worth your time...thanks, Sweet One.

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  5. Yep, gotta stock up on the beans, bibles, bullets and band-aids.
    And regardless of what other people may say, you can never have "too much" of any of them!
    My wife read about what's being called the "Batman Shooter", and was appalled he had 6,000 rounds of ammo.
    Then I showed how "big" a pile 6,000 rounds was, and she understood.

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    1. To many six thousand rounds can come across as a lot of 'bullets,' but truly it isn't much when you are a regular shooter. Thanks, my friend.

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  6. I am working on sustainability and storing things I can't grow or make. Which reminds me, I have a pot of cooking grease I need to turn into soap. It's too hot today *whine*
    Gentle man, do you have a contact link? I thought you did but I can't find it.

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    1. Yes, my contact link is located on the right sidebar...it's emitt 1 at comcast dot net.

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  7. There is no doubt in my mind that McVeigh was involved in the OKC bombing. However it is physically impossible for one human being to mix 2 tons of AMFO. It would be like mixing 2 tons of cement by hand. But 2 tons of AMFO would not have caused the damage we saw in OKCity. In fact a 5' thick reinforced concrete column was severed some 25 feet inside the building and the truck was parked 15 further away. Even a massive powerful explosive would likely leave the column standing but certainly an AMFO bomb could not have severed it. The list of unanswered questions and outright lies is very long. The FBI lied, the prosecutor lied, our government lied. What really happened? Will we ever know?

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    1. Which is pointed out in the book. It was written by a news reporter...many things about the bombing didn't appear kosher. Thanks, Anon.

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  8. Yeah, me too. I've been totally out of touch lately. I guess we all go through cycles. Just had to check in on you.

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    1. I've been swamped the last couple of days...seems everyone yelled, 'let's go to Stephen's place.' Good, but when evening arrives I just pass out. Thanks, my friend.

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  9. Did you just say it is possible to have enough guns and ammo? Heresy! LOL

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    1. Not really...I said, after you've stored away the basics, then turn your attention to food....too many get lost in the field of weapons and lose their sense of direction...then pay for it. Thanks, my good friend.

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  10. I like your idea of having some posts already written so you can post them for others to read when you don't have time to sit down and write.

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    1. Oh, wouldn't it be great. I shall try...thanks, Sweetheart.

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  11. More beans and rice is always a good safe bet.

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  12. "Besides, even if by some weird chance the government clamps down on our freedoms and spits on the Constitution and demands you hand over your rifles - will you."

    Yep. I'll give up my guns when they request em... one round at a time. I don't know about other folks, but when the time comes, "I aim to misbehave". (Solid libertarian gold, that show - Firefly/Serenity)

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    1. http://therealrevo.com/blog/?p=23810

      I wrote this a couple years ago, it helps to establish where your lines are that you will not allow to be crossed.

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