Sunday, September 30, 2012

Chinese Hackers Breach System Used by White House for Nuclear Commands


Just the other day I posted a movie trailer for Dragon Day.

Now this happens:
Chinese hackers break in to White House military office network in charge of the president’s nuclear football.
(source)

 The cyber-attack occurred earlier in September. According to a national security official, “This was a spear phishing attack against an unclassified network.”

“In this instance the attack was identified, the system was isolated, and there is no indication whatsoever that any exfiltration of data took place,” the official said.

The official said there was no impact or attempted breach of a classified system within the office.
Could this be an event to help justify Øbama signing his Cyber-Security Executive Order that he couldn't get passed through the legislature?

Strange days ahead.

Get ready.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Dragon Day - A New Film


An interesting independent film about what happens when China conducts a full scale cyber-attack after the US refuses to pay its' debts to them.


The actual filming has been completed. Being an independent film, they are seeking money to complete the post-production.

Visit their website for more info.

One-Third of Denver SWAT Can't Pass Basic Fitness Test


If you can do the following (and you should):
  • One pull-up with a 40 pound weight attached
  • Running 1 1/2 miles in just under 14 minutes
  • 35 pushups in a minute
  • 37 situps in a minute
  • Vertical Jump - 19 inches
  • 300 meter run in 59 seconds
Then you are in better shape than one-third of the Denver SWAT team.


A CBS4 investigation has found that about one third of the members of the Denver Police Department’s elite Metro SWAT Unit have been routinely flunking their semi-annual physical fitness exams.

But SWAT team records obtained by CBS4 under the Colorado Open Records Act show that a significant number of officers have been unable to complete the physical challenges, some failing every single component of the test.
Read the rest here.

Download a PDF of some of the pathetic results here.

Don't be one of these guys.

Increase your PT.


Thursday, September 27, 2012

Overwhites - Not Just For Snow Use Anymore


A company called Vertx has got their digital camo Duro / Stealth PXL® Snow Camouflage up for sale.

But according to KitUp.military.comthese overwhites have an urban warfare application.
As it turns out, although originally designed for snow and ice environments, the Overwhites have evolved into something more than, well, Overwhites. Their white-and-gray pattern is very well suited for a variety of urban environments, particularly high light-colored positions. At least one major metropolitan police agency has put them into the field for rooftop counter-sniper position.

I'm no expert, but that's a damn good idea, IMHO, if you have to take to sniping off rooftops (assuming the roofs are white) when the SHTF.

Easy on, over your street clothes. Easy off, back into your street clothes.

Perfect.

Add this to your tool box of knowledge, folks.

Overwhites don't have to be used exclusively in mountainous snowy AO's.

ABC Stings TSA - Catches Agent Stealing iPad


Ah yes. The TSA keeping us safe from terrorists by stealing from passengers.

This time they got caught red-handed in a sting by ABC news.
In the latest apparent case of what have been hundreds of thefts by TSA officers of passenger belongings, an iPad left behind at a security checkpoint in the Orlando airport was tracked as it moved 30 miles to the home of the TSA officer last seen handling it.

Confronted two weeks later by ABC News, the TSA officer, Andy Ramirez, at first denied having the missing iPad, but ultimately turned it over after blaming his wife for taking it from the airport.

The iPad was one of ten purposely left behind at TSA checkpoints at major airports with a history of theft by government screeners, as part of an ABC News investigation into the TSA's ongoing problem with theft from passengers.

Read the rest here.


Let's Play A Game Called Find the American



Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Home Defense: 'If You Can’t Protect It, You Don’t Own It'


“If you can’t protect it, you don’t own it;” this popular prepping phrase describes the mentality the unprepared have about you and your preps. I’m not saying it’s fair that people could steal from you, but it’s a reality, and a concern you should not take lightly. The fact is that crime seems to escalate in the aftermath of a disaster; something we have seen with many disasters, and as recently as Hurricane Isaac.

Over the last year, we have discussed how important it is for security measures to be in place especially during and following a wide-spread disaster. In an earlier newsletter written on the subject of external security measures, I wrote, “a ‘bug in’ scenario may be our only choice after a disaster strikes and we must prepare not only for our basic needs, but also for our safety. Since the grid may be down following a disaster, each household should prepare for crime.”
Read the entire article here.

This should all be stuff we know and have implemented or are in the process of doing.

A good refresher.

Time is short.

Stay Safe.


 

Monday, September 24, 2012

High School Half-Time Show Commemorates Russian Revolution

A Pennsylvania high school marching band is raising eyebrows with a halftime performance that commemorates the Russian revolution, complete with red flags, olive military-style uniforms, and giant hammers and sickles.

“St. Petersburg: 1917” is the theme for the New Oxford High School Marching Band. Ironically, the school’s athletic teams are called the Colonials and their colors are red, white and blue.
Really?!
Rebecca Harbaugh, the superintendent for the Conewago Valley School District, told Fox News that the band’s performance was “not an endorsement of communism at all.

“It’s a representation of the time period in history called St. Petersburg 1917,” she said. “I am truly sorry that somebody took the performance in that manner. I am."
Really?!

Do they not know what happened during that time period?

“The Bolshevik Revolution launched a global Communist revolution that from 1917 through the 1990s was responsible for the deaths of over a hundred million people,” he (Paul Kengor ,executive director for the Center for Vision & Values at Pennsylvania’s Grove City College) said. “What the Russian revolution unleashed was a nightmare – a historical human catastrophe. This is something that should be condemned and not in any way commemorated or laughed at.”
Ever wonder why public skewls are often referred to as public indoctrination centers?

Crap like this further justifies my wife's and my choice to home school our kids.

Read the rest of this story here.


Saturday, September 22, 2012

Cop Shoots and Kills One-Armed, One-Legged Man In A Wheelchair


UPDATE: The officer who pulled the trigger is on administrative desk duty. Story here.

If the last story of state sanctioned killing of an innocent person by a cop pissed you off, this one should do so even more.
A Houston police officer shot and killed a one-armed, one-legged man in a wheelchair Saturday inside a group home after police say the double amputee threatened the officer and aggressively waved a metal object that turned out to be a pen.Police spokeswoman Jodi Silva said the man cornered the officer in his wheelchair and was making threats while trying to stab the officer with the pen. At the time, the officer did not know what the metal object was that the man was waving, Silva said.
 Really? A one-armed, one-legged man in a wheelchair was able to corner an able-bodied officer?

And we're to believe that the officer didn't know that the object was a pen? How stupid is this guy?
She said the man came "within inches to a foot" of the officer and did not follow instructions to calm down and remain still.

"Fearing for his partner's safety and his own safety, he discharged his weapon," Silva told The Associated Press.
I guess he didn't get to shoot someone's puppy that day so this would have to do.

Read the rest here.

Friday, September 21, 2012

TSA Worker Charged With Possession Of Child Porn


More from the TSA perverts! 
Andrew Smeal is facing 25 counts of possessing child pornography showing young children engaged in sexual acts.

Smeal works at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. (as a TSA agent)
(source)
Public executions should be brought back for guys like this and those who make the crap!

Funny how the TSA hires criminals, assholes, perverts, and muslims in the name of 'safety' but who keeps us safe from THEM?


Cops Raid Wrong House - Kill Owner


Our informant says this is the house.

What could go possibly go wrong?
A 61-year-old man was shot to death by police while his wife was handcuffed in another room during a drug raid on the wrong house.

Police admitted their mistake, saying faulty information from a drug informant contributed to the death of John Adams Wednesday night. They intended to raid the home next door.
If you haven't done anything wrong, what are you afraid of?
“I thought it was a home invasion. I said ‘Baby, get your gun!,” she said, sitting amid friends and relatives gathered at her home to cook and prepare for Sunday’s funeral.

Police say her husband fired first with a sawed-off shotgun and they responded. He was shot at least three times and died later at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.
Nice reporting.

Try and justify it because the owner had a 'sawed-off shotgun." I don't care if he responded with a bazooka! He had every right to defend himself and his wife from what they rightfully perceived to be a home invasion.
“We did the best surveillance we could do, and a mistake was made,” Lebanon Police Chief Billy Weeks said. “It’s a very severe mistake, a costly mistake. It makes us look at our own policies and procedures to make sure this never occurs again.” He said, however, the two policemen were not at fault.
Well there Billy-Boy, apparently your best just plains sucks, exudes laziness and reeks of incompetence and as a result of not following the 7 P's, (Proper Planning and Preparation Prevents Piss Poor Performance), your policies and procedures cost an innocent man his life.

Of course the two policemen aren't at fault. They were just following orders, right?

Read the rest here.

Fortify your homes so they can't get in easily. Gives you time to punch through the stack. Home invaders sometimes wear badges.


Thursday, September 20, 2012

St. John of Damascus on Islam


St. John of Damascus wrote about the foolishness of Islam sometime in 700 A.D.

At the time, Islam was not considered a separate religion, but a heretical version of Christianity.

Basically, he rips it apart.
There is also the superstition of the Ishmaelites which to this day prevails and keeps people in error, being a forerunner of the Antichrist. They are descended from Ishmael, [who] was born to Abraham of Agar, and for this reason they are called both Agarenes and Ishmaelites. They are also called Saracens, which is derived from Sarras kenoi, or destitute of Sara, because of what Agar said to the angel: ‘Sara hath sent me away destitute.’ [99] These used to be idolaters and worshiped the morning star and Aphrodite, whom in their own language they called Khabár, which means great. [100] And so down to the time of Heraclius they were very great idolaters. From that time to the present a false prophet named Mohammed has appeared in their midst. This man, after having chanced upon the Old and New Testaments and likewise, it seems, having conversed with an Arian monk, [101] devised his own heresy. Then, having insinuated himself into the good graces of the people by a show of seeming piety, he gave out that a certain book had been sent down to him from heaven. He had set down some ridiculous compositions in this book of his and he gave it to them as an object of veneration.
Read the rest here. No punches pulled.


An Open Letter From Ron Barrett - Barrett Firearms Manufacturing


As posted on SurvivalBlogs:

Dear Fellow Citizens,

In the never-ending battle to destroy our constitution, more "big lie" propaganda is being dumped on our elected officials. The rhetoric given forth by the Violence Policy Center (VPC) so easily deceived the legislators of California, resulting in the banning of fifty caliber rifles because they are powerful and their bullets punch holes when they strike. Even single shot .50 cal rifles were banned. It's hard to believe we live in such a dark time that someone has actually banned a single shot rifle. But as you will see, this is the cleverest of all gun bans, and the end goal is civilian disarmament, the confiscation of your tools of liberty, your rifles.

What lies before us is the continuation of the misinformation campaign, trying to coax yet another state to infringe upon the U.S. Constitution as California did. The anti-freedom/anti-gun movement has discovered how transparent they appear when they propose sweeping gun bans and now are successful by biting off a little at a time. Ever so small, many politicians are trading off your rights without you recognizing their violations.

First we had the "Saturday Night Special" which was all affordable handguns, then "sniper rifles" which were any scoped deer rifles. Those were obvious, too big a scam to go unnoticed, but with the creation and demonization of the term "assault weapon," the Clinton's Crime bill produced a wasted 10-year setback on your freedoms and safe gun design. Now comes another scam. This time they are shocked to discover that rifles are "accurate and powerful."

This is the same bull the officials in the 1950's fell for when they banned the self-unfolding knife. First the knife was demonized by giving it an evil name, "switchblade," then we (the trusting public) were told that the problem of gang violence was solved with its banning. How ridiculous. It's surprising they didn't ban the leather jacket. In reality, gang violence was and is a serious social problem, but it was not related to manually unfolding verses self-unfolding knives. The elected officials voting to ban an object like a knife proved themselves unwilling or uncaring to understand the problem, and thus, incapable of any real solutions.

The handful of people that make up the VPC are solely responsible for the big lie on .50's, claiming fantastic destruction capabilities. They manipulate fear by claiming terrorists will use these rifles on targets of our infrastructure. "They will shut down our airports in flames" they claim. VPC's Tom Diaz refers to them as "super guns" lying to his dupable group of politicians, concealing the facts that there are many rifle cartridges that are comparable in performance (those will be added to the list in phase two). He is boldly telling these officials (and all who will listen) that the risk of terrorist attacks on these targets will be solved with the banning of powerful rifles, in this case, the .50 caliber rifle. In reality, terrorism is complex and will be defeated with improved intelligence. In this instance, the officials voting to ban an inanimate object like a rifle prove themselves to be ignorant of the problem of terrorism and are wasting time and resources.

You must understand the brilliance of this dangerous back door deception. Your politicians are being told that the fifty is a highly destructive cartridge that can destroy airplanes, fuel transport trucks and depot storages of fuel. They show videos like the one on 60 Minutes showing a 1/2 inch plate of steel being pierced by a .50 cal round while stopping a .308 caliber. This is all to confuse the people, those with little exposure to firearms; their impression concludes that the .50 punches holes in sensitive targets where other rifles cannot. Had they shot actual aluminum that is used on airplane construction, or aluminum or steel used in actual transport or tank construction, both the .50 and the .308 will pierce along with most all centerfire cartridges. But this, they must keep secret.

First, with the confusion of massive, (although incorrect) technical data and the hammering of urgency, the VPC demands a ban or strict regulations on rifles that chamber a cartridge that has the ability to penetrate targets. Sound ridiculous? It is.
VPC's Tom Diaz appears often on TV with maps of Washington, DC, irresponsibly instructing where to position one's self to illegally fire on vulnerable important targets of our government, promising these specific targets will be safe when .50's are banned. He pressures politicians to act quickly on this URGENT legislation needed to make these terrorist targets safe, hoping they will act before the VPC lies are discovered.

Now slow down. A ban on a rifle because the cartridge it shoots penetrates targets? By the legislation naming and defining the targets that are damageable by rifle fire, and in this case, .50 cal. rifle fire, they create a new class of rifles. This new class is not defined by such foolishness as detachable magazines, flash hiders, or pistol grips. Instead, the test is; does it fire a bullet that punches a hole, and can the hole result in damage to specified and named targets? If so, the law-abiding citizen shouldn't be allowed to have this, so they must ban this class of rifle before they can be misused. This is the very thing California has just passed!

"Now, we are only talking about those powerful .50 cals, right? It's such a small class, no one will mind or even notice." That's what the VPC's lies have lead you to believe. No, remember they are banning rifles because specific targets named in our infrastructure are susceptible to damage. Now tell me, what centerfire rifle cartridge won't punch holes in those targets? What centerfire rifle cartridge is not powerful? Not many or not any? So, in order to comply with the spirit and intent of the law, the Attorney General or State Secretary must add those cartridges to the banned list. The big lie is exposed. They aren't just talking about .50's. They're after your hunting rifles, centerfire target rifles-just about any rifle you own.

Unlike California, we cannot allow any of our local, state, or federal officials to be deceived with any of this "big lie" gun control propaganda. The U.S. has every gun law that could possibly be needed. Virtually every real world scenario of firearm abuse is already covered in some law that is currently on the books.

Many of you have inquired as to the outcome of the letter I wrote to Police Chief Bratten of the LAPD. Unfortunately, the chief's position did not change. He continued to use his officers in the same deceptive practices formerly utilized with the city council. These few officers testifying in Sacramento ultimately contributed to the unconstitutional AB50 law being passed. It saddened me to have to tell members of the LAPD SWAT team that they would have to send someone for their rifle, because I refused to assist anyone or any organization that is in violation of the United States Constitution. In turn, the department arranged to pick up their un-serviced rifle.

Barrett cannot legally sell any of its products to lawbreakers. Therefore, since California's passing of AB50, the state is not in compliance with the US Constitution's 2nd and 14th Amendments, and we will not sell nor service any of our products to any government agency of the State of California.

I appreciate all the phone calls and e-mails from LAPD officers and civilians during that time, encouraging and supporting our actions. We shall see if other firearms companies will follow this path. I know many are corporately owned and feel like they are unable to risk the life of their company for the liberties of our nation, but if we lose our Republic, our freedom, what good is any of it? I am in the proud and fortunate position that many of our forefathers were in when they risked all for our liberties.

"Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!" -Patrick Henry

This "ban large bore" insanity failed in Washington years ago, but that didn't discourage the VPC. Now it's resurfacing in city council meetings, in individual states, and it's being reintroduced in Washington. NRA-ILA Executive Director, Chris Cox, once told me "These (anti-freedom, anti-gun) guys never go away, and they never quit."

I've received thousands of e-mails and letters from you offering encouragement and support. Our Republic, our liberty, needs and demands your support. You must take action to guard your rights. First, find your State Senator and State Representative. Tell them not to fall for this scam. This lie depends on the elected official being naive about firearms and their capabilities. Stand ready to carry this same message to your U.S. Senator and Representatives. Know all of your elected officials' positions on gun issues. DO NOT ELECT ANY ANTI-GUN PERSON TO ANY POSITION!

Position yourself with me in the battles that we must fight. You need to join the NRA, the Fifty Caliber Shooters' Association, and the NSSF in order to stay informed. These people have been with me in the trenches, fighting for every inch of the liberty you enjoy.

Today we draw a line; there will be no more nibbling at our freedom. Today you stand idle no longer. Today you do something to save our country!

Ronnie Barrett
Owner and CEO Barrett Firearms Manufacturing, Inc.

h/t Mike


Drone Warfare's Deadly Civilian Toll: A Very Personal View

I was minutes from ordering a drone strike on a Taliban insurgent – until I realised I was watching an Afghan child at play
Drone warfare insight from a former British drone operator.

Would it be any different here?

Read it here.


AP Lists Useful Urban Survival / E&E Resources


Arctic Patriot links to some good things to know from ITS Tactical.

Please read all these links that you might have future use for, and watch the associated videos.  At best, they could save your life or property, and at worst, you'll have learned some neat tricks.
  • Escape and Evade in an Urban Environment
  • How to Open a Padlock with a Coke Can
  • How to Escape From Zip Ties
    40 Unique Places to Stash Firearms
  • Make a pick set from a windshield wiper.

Read them here.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Øbama Sells Altered US Flag Posters On His Website

Well, Øbama didn't make the posters below either but he's selling them on his Øbama for America website.

Besides the obvious replacement of the stars with his lame 'ZERØ' symbol, and only 9 stripes, do these posters remind you of anything?


Keep on ignoring the issue Øbama.

We wouldn't want reality to get in the way of you meeting with a Pirate!

Tungsten Filled Gold Bars Found in US


If you're planning on buying gold anytime soon, you might want to watch this.



Indian Army To Deploy Artillary, Tank Brigades Along Its Chinese Borders


Hmmm...China in an island squabble with Japan.

India fortifying it's military forces along its borders with China.

Øbama appearing on the David Letterman show.

What could go wrong?!
New Delhi: Against the backdrop of Chinese military build-up along its boundary with India, the Army is planning to deploy artillery and tank brigades along the borders in northern and northeastern regions.

In recent times, the force has also proposed to increase its strength by one lakh (100,000)  soldiers along with the raising of a Mountain Strike Corps.

To upgrade the fighting capabilities in the region, the plan is to set up armoured brigades with Russian-origin tanks and Infantry Combat Vehicles in the Ladakh and northeastern region, Army sources said.

The Army is also planning to deploy two independent armoured brigades in Uttarakhand and Ladakh. As part of the plans to upgrade military strength, an additional 10,000 troops are planned to be deployed in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands where the Army currently has an amphibious brigade.

The modernisation and expansion plan also includes setting up of new airstrips and helipads in remote locations around the Chinese boundary.

After a major military infrastructure buildup by China in its territory, India has been taking a large number of steps to develop its own capabilities.

It has been building strategic roads along the border with China and has deployed its supersonic BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles in Arunachal Pradesh and the Su-30MKIs at bases in Assam.

It has also started revamping its old air strips in Ladakh and the northeast for operations of both transport and fighter aircraft from there.
(source)
Things just might be getting interesting soon.

Stay ready.

Stay safe.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Lessons From The Enemy: Using Darkness To Your Advantage


The enemy fooled all of our high-tech gadgetry with training, observation, intelligence, terrain, planning, rehearsal, and audacity, using basic military tactics that were perfected long before anyone reading this was born.  Persistence and luck was also a key factor: the Taliban have attempted similar attacks at different bases in the past with poor results. The Taliban only have to be lucky once. We have to be lucky all of the time.
Read the rest over at Pete's page.

High-tech does not mean invincible.
 

Monday, September 17, 2012

Improvised Rockets

Crude.

Simple.

Not sure of the damage causing capabilities of these rockets, seem to be more like noise making fireworks, but you get the idea?

It's effective at keeping the cops back.


Think improvisation.

The concept is there, just needs a little fine tuning.

h/t WyoThreeper

China / Japan Conflict Looming?



The Middle East is on fire.

QE3 starting.

Now China and Japan may go to war over some disputed islands?

WWIII anyone?

Selco: What Light and Darkness Meant for Us


Selco not only discusses the importance of having light in a SHTF scenario, but also the importance of darkness on his blog. Read it.

Have light appropriate for your situation.

Load up on rechargeable batteries and solar battery chargers.

Don't forget the tea lights and disposable lighters which can double as bartering objects.

In most situations, do not use a light outside at night. Practice using your natural night vision, as Selco recommends and as Matt Bracken has written about.


Saturday, September 15, 2012

DHS Orders 176,000 Rounds Of .308 Caliber (HPBT) Rounds


Are you starting to get nervous yet or just more pissed off?!

Uncle Janet and her DHS goons have put in another order of ammo...on September 11th no less.
The DHS Immigration and Customs Enforcement requires the following items,
Exact Match Only, to the following:
LI 001, .308 168gr BT Match
176,000 ROUNDS of .308 caliber 168 Grain hollow point (HP)(match grade) part#GM308M
Read the rest of the report from PPRN here.

Be ready.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Argentines Take To The Streets Against Government



Thousands of Argentines marched Thursday night in the largest protests yet against the government of President Cristina Fernandez, who has lost popularity since her landslide re-election last year due to corruption scandals, violent crime and her ever-tightening controls over the economy.
(source)

Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/09/13/2340087/thousands-march-against-argentine.html#storylink=cpy
Well, it looks like the Argentines have had enough. They're in the streets now protesting against government corruption.

There are a lot of similarities between what's going on in Argentina and what Øbama is attempting and currently doing here.

How much more will Americans take before finally saying 'Enough is Enough!" and march?

*sigh*

A little history lesson below. Watch and see the similarities going on here.