Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Oops! Egg On My Face

UPDATE: Material has been delivered. Items back in stock. Thanks for your patience.
In an effort to make sure I had enough material for the MultiCam Gaiters after my ad in Forward Observer Magazine went to print, I made sure to order more at the beginning of the month. Normally I would have had the product inside of a week. Of course, now that the ad is out, supply issues by the fabric manufacturer have thrown a wrench in my production and I'm out of stock of material to make more product.

I emailed Duro to find out what's going on with my order. I received the following reply:
Duro’s license agreement with the Multicam IP holder Crye Precision has expired.  We cannot ship any Multicam, until a new agreement is contracted.  We are working diligently and persistently to contract a new agreement. We hope to have this resolved soon. As soon as your order ships I will update you with tracking information.
So, with no ETA given for the contract negotiations to become finalized, I am refunding the money that many of you have already paid for. Some of you have opted to wait it out until the gaiters are available again and will have priority when the products are available to ship.

For those who have already ordered and are opting to wait, and for all orders that come in between now and when the material arrives, you will get free shipping.

Sorry for the setback and thank you for your patience.

Fight Crime - Shoot Back, Kickstarter Fund

Jon P. has a Kickstarter project that went live today. He is trying to get enough funds to create  A morale patch for the modern shooting sports enthusiast.

From his Kickstarter page:
The final design is illustrated in the image above. The final product will be a soft 3D PVC patch with Velcro hook backing. I have partnered with Combat-Swag based in Hermitage, PA to produce an American made product. I'm proud to say that Primer Projects is pure red, white and blue.
His goal is to reach $1,000 dollars in 25 days, and as of this posting, has already raised $785.

 Sounds like a cool idea. Go check it out.


Friday, August 22, 2014

Bulgarians Employ Rule #5 By Vandalizing Soviet Monuments

Rules For Radicals

* RULE 5: “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.”

There is no defense. It’s irrational. It’s infuriating.
Russia is demanding that Bulgaria try harder to prevent vandalism of Soviet monuments, after yet another monument to Soviet troops in Sofia was spray-painted, ITAR-Tass reported.

The Russian Embassy in Bulgaria has issued a note demanding that its former Soviet-era ally clean up the monument in Sofia's Lozenets district, identify and punish those responsible, and take "exhaustive measures" to prevent similar attacks in the future, the news agency reported Monday.

The monument was spray-painted on the eve of the Bulgarian Socialist Party's celebration of its 123rd anniversary, the Sofia-based Novinite news agency reported.

The vandalism was the latest in a series of similar recent incidents in Bulgaria — each drawing angry criticism from Moscow.

Early this year, unknown artists painted another monument to Soviet troops in Sofia in the colors of the Ukrainian flag.

In August last year, a Soviet army monument in Sofia was painted pink in an "artistic apology" for Bulgaria's support of Soviet troops who suppressed Czechoslovakia's Prague Spring revolt against Moscow-based communist rulers.
Not all attacks need to be with violence. 

Resist any way you can.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Private Military Contractor To Provide Security in Ferguson Today

ST. LOUIS August 20, 2014 — Missouri-based private security contractor Asymmetric Solutions, which employs elite former U.S. military special operators, tweeted Tuesday afternoon that the company is deploying a “high threat team in our own city”.

When responding via Twitter to a request for information, a spokesperson said “we cannot professionally hand out that information, regardless of client or location. We put a security team of former SOF personnel into the STL area at the request of a client.”

The entire tweet reads “We’ve been to Baghdad, Kabul, KL, Manilla, Peshwar, Bogata. Never guessed we would deploy a high threat team in our own city. #furgeson”.

Asymmetric Solutions employs former U.S. Navy SEALs and Army special operators.

There you have it. Looks like Officer Darren Wilson is about to be cleared of any wrong doing. This could get messy.

Monday, August 18, 2014

A Subtle Message to the ISIS

From Warfighter
“As I sit here constantly hearing and watching you execute innocent men, women and children in the Middle East I chuckle. Why do I chuckle you may ask? Well let me explain something to you cowardice fools who think you are so tough behind all your propaganda videos. You are scaring a population that doesn’t know how to fight, you’re bullying the weak. You say Islam is the religion of peace,but since when does terrorizing the innocent and beheading men, women and children constitute peace? WTF? But keep in mind, what did Saddam’s troops do when we came rolling into town? They surrendered, twice… So all your empty threats of coming to America and raising your flag over the White House amuse me more than any of you sick, sadistic bastards could ever imagine or comprehend. In 2012 there was about 21.2 million veterans in the United States. Do you understand what that means? Let me break it down for you. That means there are literally millions of disgruntled, dysfunctional, pissed off veterans who have been dealing with years of abuse from their government stabbing them in the backs and having to watch their friends die because you Islamic extremist idiots can’t seem to act like normal human beings and stop terrorism and the violence. It’s one thing to take over an Islamic state, but if my memory serves me correctly, I’m pretty sure we plowed through Fallujah in 4 days. Better yet, it took us about month to control your entire country. At this point, with 13+ years of war under our belts, how long do you think it would take us to do it all over again? I’ll let you draw your own conclusions on that one. Do you really think you stand a chance on US soil? Do you really think it would be smart to poke that bear? Remember, never bite the hand that feeds you. Remember we are armed to the teeth in the US and I can promise you this… the Geneva Conventions will not apply to you. You attack us and there will be no mercy. We will bring the righteous hand of God down upon you and crush you. The ball is in your court now ISIS. We are more than ready to arrange your so called “meeting” with your 72 virgins and send you to your “prophet” Mohamed.”

- Nick Powers
This would be the shortest hunting season ever.

New Army Manual Calls for the Use of Lethal Force Against Peaceful Protesters

The new Army manual, known as ATP 3-39.33, provides discussion and techniques about civil disturbances and crowd control operations that occur in the continental United States (CONUS) and outside the continental United States (OCONUS).

This document, just published this past Friday, August 15, 2014, promises to change the way the “authorities” deal with protesters, even peaceful ones. The consequences of ATP 39.33 could prove deadly for protesters. Further, the provisions of this Army manual could prove to be the end of the First Amendment right to peaceably assemble.
In section 1-2., the manual states that  “Civil unrest may range from simple, nonviolent protests that address specific issues, to events that turn into full-scale riots“. This section of the manual clearly states that protesting is a right protected by the Constitution. However, the authorities leave themselves an out to “legally” engage in lethal force toward protesters when the manual states that “peaceful protests can turn into full-scale riots” and field commanders have the right to make that determination. Subsequently, all protests, peaceful or not, need to be managed by the potential for violence. In other words, all protests are to be considered to be violent and handled accordingly. This certainly explains the violent manhandling of the media by the DHS controlled and militarized police in Ferguson, MO.

(more here)

Remember these?

Americans are the new terrorists. That's you, your wife, and kids. All of us.

The US Army Civil Disturbance manual ATP 3-39.33 can be downloaded as a PDF here.

Do you still think you're free?


Friday, August 8, 2014

SHTF: 8 Days Without Power, Neighbors Begin To Fight Each Other

When society breaks down, and power is out for extended periods of time, we're going to see a lot of this.

And worse.
 After a big storm his Chattaroy, Washington power went out all over.

The power is still out in one mobile home park a week later.

This footage that you might see in a fight scene of a movie or on a Youtube video is a real fight between neighbor who are trying to cope with losing life as they know it to a storm.

One week later, the property manager at Riverside Village in Chattaroy said she's taking a lot of heat to fix what went wrong.

Half the property is still without power after eight days, and at least 12 people won't get their homes back that were destroyed by fallen trees.

Sandi MCcoin's receiving physical threats herself, all while trying to figure out how to piece the mobile home park back together.

Some did what they could to clean up, but others decided their patience of living with each other through crisis had run out.

The Sheriff's Department broke the fight up and checked for injuries.

One family member said he doesn't really blame anyone for acting out of stress.
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