"Got a bulletproof window, two inches of steel
Nothing gets to me, sitting at that wheel
Got a big gun on the top, wide track down below
No place in this jungle, no place I can't go
Don't look now I'm parked outside your window
But you can't see my face through the pane
That'd be nice. Ex. He may have done more damage to the 2A cause than even Michael Bloomberg.
That'd be interesting. A list of the top folks that have hurt our Right to Bear Arms, even if inadvertently.
On August 3rd, 1914, Germany and France both declared war on each other, formally beginning the First World War. August 3rd, 1846 is the day that the Donner party found a note warning the emigrants that their expected route through the mountains ahead was nearly impassable. Hastings, an unscrupulous trail guide had created his own “short cut” route and wasn’t even at the planned meeting place at Fort Bridger, but had left word for the party to continue on. Hastings had claimed easy passage through the rugged Wasatch Mountains, but had left a note attached to a forked stick for …
It is said that even a blind squirrel finds a nut every now and then. I have some nutty discoveries to pass along. These discoveries do not merit 1,500 words individually. Collectively, they may deserve some attention. I have compiled them into a single article for your edification and entertainment. Fire Starting Cadillac Mink Oil Mink oil is a byproduct of the fur industry, obtained by rendering the insulating fatty layer found under the skin of minks. It is more resistant to rancidity than most other animal and vegetable oils. It is used as a skin moisturizer and in other …
This weekly column features news stories and event announcements from around the American Redoubt region. (Idaho, Montana, eastern Oregon, eastern Washington, and Wyoming.) Much of the region is also more commonly known as The Inland Northwest. We also mention companies of interest to preppers and survivalists that are located in the American Redoubt region. Today, we focus on Point Zero Energy portable solar power systems. (See the Idaho section.) Idaho One of my consulting clients recommended a backup/off-grid photovoltaic power system. Point Zero Energy in Weston, Idaho (a small town, near the southeast corner of the state) is currently working …
JoAnna Anderson is a real estate developer in the Charlotte, North Carolina, area, who occasionally pops in and graces us with a guest post. She wanted to let us know what happened when she decided to introduce her sisters to the possibility of becoming their own personal protectors – through concealed carry. But first, it required that she lead the way, as her sisters’ keeper, and guide them to the gun range. We think you’ll warm to this story, too. We did! ~ The editors...
At some point, reality will start driving up interest rates. While Californians coming in will be paying a million dollars cash so interest rates won't matter, there are still people so vulgar as to take put mortgages. Rising interest rates should reduce prices in areas not targets for Californians but with little effect on prices in places like this.
In spite of the smoke, Donnelley is clear at night so I am going up to do a star party for American Heritage Girls, sort of a Christ-centered alternative to Girls Scouts as they have abandoned their traditional values.
That is what I am calling it. We had a very heavy rainstorm the other night for which we are very grateful. The rain gutters feed into French drains to avoid puddles at the edge of the concrete. The volume of water was so large that water was pushing the lawn up into a bubble. This lawn is a year old at least. Not being able to handle this much water was startling.
"The endeavor to manage stigma is placed on all gun owners to some extent, in or out of events, even those who do not engage in illegal practices, because the stigma attached to gun culture is so pervasive.” [More]
Freedom-defending gun owners should be ashamed of themselves, insist those who find "pride" elsewhere.
Welcome to the TFB Podcast Roundup 4. I recently took a trip out to Wyoming to do some prairie dog hunting and while my time out there was phenomenal, I was unfortunately stuck for many hours inside of the increasingly unbearable air transit system. Thankfully, this gave me plenty of time to reach out and […]
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That's the message that our petty tyrant, John Bel Edwards is pushing with his new mask mandate. It seems that the Delta variant of Covid-19 is going to kill us all, and the only thing John Bell can think of is to try and force us to wear Covid-coozies.
He did bring in a bunch of medical professionals to tell us how absolutely game-changing the Delta variant is. They also told us that they were swamped, short-staffed, and exhausted they are. Yeah, that's what happens in a pandemic, and I salute the people in the wards and working the floors. But, I don't feel sorry for hospital administrators. We are now 18 months into this thing, and they should be planning a way out of oit. An organization cannot work at crisis level long-term.
I have argued before that the biggest problem with the medical community today is the depth of involvement with the government. If I were a hospital administrator, that would be one of my first priorities. But, they made their choice, let them live with it.
Still, Louisiana is again under a mask mandate.
It’s clear these new licensing requirements will be used to target websites hosting technical data and software. Now, the Biden-Harris administration can shutdown sites for not having govt issued license. And it appears the rule change will now give them the legal authority to ban 3D printed guns. [More]
Don't think of it as a totalitarian government that has unconstitutionally empowered itself to ban knowledge. Think of it as commonsense information safety laws.
NPR has announced a new ethics policy that allows its journalists to “participate in activities that advocate for ‘the freedom and dignity of human beings’ on both social media and in real life.” [More]
Anybody see a requirement for disclosures posted on the stories, or should the default assumption be "Hey, it's NPR"?
[Via Michael G]
Photo Of The Day and the 173rd Airborne Brigade is back with some more images. We’re looking at platoon exercise evaluations in the Hohenfels Training Area (Germany) where The Rock and the 8e RPIMa from France spent some time together. The training was a part of Exercise Rock Topside II, taking place at the Joint Multinational Training Center […]
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Welcome everyone to the 104th edition of ‘Hot Gat or Fudd Crap?’, one of our many series here on TFB. If you’re new to the series, this is where we look at the most obscure firearms that are actually for sale and ask the question – is this Gat a sweet deal or only has […]
St. Louis County Police Chief Mary Barton is unexpectedly stepping down from her position. Her office is cleaned out. Barton tells the Board of Police Commissioners that she is officially retiring. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that she will be leaving her post after accepting a large settlement after filing a federal complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. She alleged discrimination. [More]
Why go into work when she extorted enough to move on to greener pastures?
Investigator's now asking for the public's help identifying all four suspects. [Watch]
Sure. Got descriptions?
And then there's the obligatory editorial add-on, accompanied by a practiced and perfected look of sincerity:
Thankfully, all of them are expected to survive.
Even the ones in gangs?
If only New York would step up the wealth transfers, ban all home builds, and impose microstamping, stuff like this wouldn't happen and they could get that Gif...
The unidentified sailor was a member of the ship’s crew and is accused of starting the July 12, 2020 blaze, the Navy said. [More]
Why not identify him?
With the direction Thoroughly Modern Milley is taking the military, it would be instructive to know if the suspect fits the narrative being broadcast about who the terrorists are.
In a 2018 case out of Adams County, a woman was convicted for purchasing a firearm that her common-law husband, a convicted felon, could access. In an appeal of that conviction, a three-judge panel of the appeals court ruled in a precedent-setting opinion Thursday that’s the same as transferring a firearm to an ineligible person even if it isn’t a permanent transaction. [More]
Think of it as direct and indirect ERPOs to disarm two citizens without due process for the price of one!
And if you hand over a gun at the range to share with someone, any bets it won't be up to you to prove you didn't know?
According to data compiled by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) at Syracuse University, less than 40% of illegal aliens who are standing before a federal immigration judge for deportation orders actually end up being deported. [More]
And how many actually show up for court in the first place?
Ted Nugent has resigned from the NRA Board to be national spokesperson for Hunter Nation. God help them. If only this wasn’t because all the rats are leaving the sinking ship.
A couple of months back HK shared a short video of an SL8 on a rack and caused a little stir. Today they shared that same video on their social media to announce the return of the HK SL8 to the US commercial market. The news comes hot on the heels of the successful return of […]
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US and Canada-based Modular Driven Technologies or MDT have announced a new 10 round metal magazine for the short action Accuracy International Chassis System (AICS) which they describe as “nearly indestructible”. MSRP on the new AICS magazine is $67.95. MDT @ TFB: PROOF Research Introduces the MDT Chassis Rifle New High-End Bipod: The MDT CKYE-POD […]
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If any Taurus owners have money to spare, CAA now offers the MCK Micro Chassis for Taurus G2c, G3, and G3c pistols. The CAA MCK Micro chassis offers a large-format pistol form factor with brace functionality, along with storage for an extra magazine and flashlight compatibility. Initially offered for Glock pistols in the mid-2010s, the […]
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They used to charge you 25 cents to fill your car tires with air. Now they charge $1.50. That's inflation.
An Anglo-Saxon coin discovered by a metal detectorist is set to fetch up to £200,000 [$277,791.37] at auction.
It was unearthed by a metal detectorist at West Dean, on the Wiltshire and Hampshire border, in March 2020.
Experts say it is the only late Anglo-Saxon gold coin in private hands, with eight other specimens held in institutions – seven at the British museum.
The coin, which weighs 4.82g, is expected to fetch between £150,000 and £200,000 at a sale of ...
"Why bother taking a life? That is what I keep asking. If you are going to steal, then steal. But just shoot to kill somebody? It’s just senseless. Why would you do that?" Eifert’s daughter, Annie Bryant, said. [More]
Those who demand we be defenseless are counting on people following their deadly advice.
These federal requirements apply regardless of whether the NFA firearm/silencer has crossed state lines. [More]
This is the largest group of migrants we’ve ever seen being held by Border Patrol under Anzalduas Bridge in Mission, TX. [More]
My first thought was to dub over the sound of a herd from The Walking Dead.
There's a new school of "thought" being promoted by excuse-makers posing as "reasonable and humane" RKBA advocates that the reason newly enfranchised citizens and their progeny vote Dem is that we're mean to them and we need to do outreach instead of trying to stop the invasion.
I've said "fine on the outreach" since the first time I heard this but don't kid yourself and others by saying it will make a difference until you can come up with credible numbers to show how much it would ...
‘Vote them out’: Willie Nelson headlines Texas protest rally [More]
I see plenty of comment posts on Fox News and other places beginning with "I love you, Willie, but..."
It's easy to be a Democrat when you're a multimillionaire who doesn't pay taxes.
**** the old subversive.
Everytown be like “yeah, some people on the left commit violence with guns, but we don’t care about them. LOOK! White supremacists!!!!” They’re pretty much admitting (we already knew) they only care about violence committed by their political enemies. [More]
The keyword here is "committed." The grabbers talk about "extreme right circles, numerous militias, white supremacists, and other fringe groups [translation: Republicans/gun owners] openly discuss[ing] acts of violence."
They're not the ones openly committing it with headline-making regularity.
Chicago Gun Violence: 461 Shootings Reported in July, Up 15% From Last Year [More]
And tangentially-related from WarOnGuns Correspondent 1Gat:
CBS 2's Tara Molina is tracking 12 armed robberies, nine of them reported in less than an hour Thursday night and it appears they are connected to another robbery spree Tuesday. [Watch]
Forget it, Jake. It's Chi-Town.
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If you haven't read Jonathan Mayhew's 1750 sermon trashing the Catholic Church/Church of England dogma of unlimited submission to authority based on self-serving misinterpretation of Romans 13 etc, it's very compelling. The American Revolution likely wouldn't have succeeded or happened without it. Every Christian should read it today. Over the years I've seen many so-called Protestant conservatives online parroting the unqualified obedience doctrine... OBEY. [More]
Been a while since I got into an "angels on the head of a pin" argument...
I'll need to find time to read it thoroughly. What I've seen so far pretty much agrees with a 1747 Philadelphia sermon I cite from time to time:
"He that suffers his life to be taken from him by one who has no authority for that purpose, wh...
Customizing carry guns can be a debatable topic, but the market is filled with all sorts of options for those who want to mix and match to find what works, for those that want to veer from a stock carry gun. Redditor, AlaskanMooCow, ended up with a rare combination for his SIG Sauer P365XL and […]
Sometimes when you’re at the range, hunkered down with supporting bags for a precision shot, the rifle slips off the bag and you just can’t get a comfortable, stable position. Oregon-based Catalyst Arms, a company that specialises in rimfire accessories, has introduced the Apex Bag Rider, an extension for the Ruger Precision Rimfire’s buttstock. The […]
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If we’ve gotten to a point where a giant tech company, or even a little company, is silencing people who are providing first-hand sourcing for major, major news stories, or reading press releases from elected officials, that’s like not America anymore.
July 30, 2021
Former Clinton Adviser Naomi Wolf: Big Tech Bans Leading to Self-Censorship
[I was chatting with someone about this sort of thing a few weeks ago and he said something which surprised me. He said, “I don’t expect Facebook to exist a year from now.”
I expressed my surprise but there were more important things to discuss and I dropped it. He is a former Secret Service agent, but I don’t see how that would give him insider knowledge about something as big as the elimination of Facebook as a company.
Is this a QAnon thing I haven’t heard?—Joe]
"One complication facing any expedition to Oyster Island, a speck of land about half a mile southwest of the Statue of Liberty, is that most of the time the island is not there. For this reason, perhaps, it is rarely marked on maps—another complication. One of the last charts to note Oyster Island by name was issued by the U.S. Coast Survey, in 1844, and since then it has been portrayed mostly as an underwater hazard—marked on maritime apps, for instance, as “foul area,” a mere navigational risk. It is a remnant of the oyster beds that surrounded Liberty and Ellis Islands through the late nineteen-twenties, by which time they’d been contaminated by sewage, industrial toxins, and dredging. Oyster Island is primarily a sunken island, but it returns occasionally when the moon is both full and especially close, as it was a few weeks ago, when an unusually low tide offered a two-hour window during which a small group landed there to explore."Sounds like a fun, if damp, place for a quick picnic lunch.
Today in completely unexpected Wikipedia articles:
So Big Defense Contractor I work at, like all Big Defense Contractors are masking up today, Monday, because a rainy, crowded, Bear Week in Provincetown caused a super-spreader event and inadvertently proved that vaccinated people are super-protected from death. Huh. Thank you gay men and crappily assembled CDC statistics that you almost certainly skewed to show one thing and instead shined the light of truth on another!
After 18 months of a global pandemic, there is a huge data set available to people so that they can make informed decisions. That is a good thing. If we are implored to :follow the science" then we have the opportunity to do exactly that. There is a new MIT study out that examines the science behind the problem of vaccine hesitance and finds that the skeptics are both informed and rational.
But a study done at MIT showed that a substantial portion of public-health skepticism was highly informed, scientifically literate, and sophisticated in the use of data. Skeptics used the same data sets as those with the orthodox views on public health.
We can use data to draw conclusions. The government publishes data that we use. Two things can be rue at the same time. For exa...
“These are very high-powered artillery weapons, and this is why this city keeps fighting for gun control,” Philadelphia Sheriff Rochelle Bilal told the media yesterday. “Why are these type of weapons in our city? No war is going on. Why? We want to find out how they’re bringing these guns in so we can stop that.” [More]
Her being in that position is the direct result of citizenship malpractice where incompetent voters are the majority.
The National Shooting Sports Foundation told the AP that it estimates that 20 million guns were sold in the U.S. Of those, it believes 8 million sales were made by first-time firearms purchasers ... "If you look at 8.4 million gun buyers and they all want to buy one box with 50 rounds, that's going to be 420 million rounds," he added. [More]
As always, how do those 8M vote?
They're the ones 97percent is targeting. (I bet that name would have given Mike a chuckle...)
I'm also thinking with ammunition prices being so high we're not hearing much about the Revolting Rednecks out there "practicing."
The firm of Anitua Y Charola in Eibar, Spain (later renamed Charola Y Anitua) was founded in 1880 or 1881, and their first substantial product was a copy of the American Merwin & Hulbert revolver. They were made with hopes of getting Spanish military adoption, and thus were chambered for the .44 S&W American cartridge instead of the .44-40 Winchester cartridge that the original Merwin & Hulbert used. The military acceptance never did come, but the guns were in production for about 15 years.
An interesting quirk of Spanish patent law was that a product had to be actually produced in Spain in order to qualify for patent protection. None of the major small arms developers had manufacturing facilities in Spain, and so most never bothered to take out Spanish patents – and Spanish gunmakers rampantly copied European and A...
Welcome to TFB Weekley Amazon Deals 5: National Coloring Book Day Edition. Coloring books can do a lot of things for both young and older minds alike. For one, coloring books teach children at an early age to develop fine motor skills with their hands as well as small objects. Research also suggests that coloring […]
August 2nd was the birthday of Peter O’Toole (1932–2013). When his name is mentioned, Lawrence of Arabia immediately comes to mind. But one of my favorites was his 1971 film titled Murphy’s War. That has some very memorable seaplane flying scenes. — I’ve recently added eight guns, over at Elk Creek Company. And I have several more new acquisitions to add soon, including several stainless steel Ruger Old Army percussion revolvers. Take a look. Keep in mind that we now take payments both in pre-1965 U.S. silver coinage, or in Federal Reserve Notes (FRNs) at a multiplier that changes often, …
We’ve completed the judging for Round 95 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The prize winners are: First Prize: First prize is awarded to S.B. for An Electric Car for TEOTWAWKI? (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3) published on June 3-4-5, 2021. He will receive the following prizes: The photovoltaic power specialists at Quantum Harvest LLC are providing a store-wide 10% off coupon. Depending on the model chosen, this could be worth more than $2000. A Gunsite Academy Three Day Course Certificate. This can be used for any of their one, two, or three-day course (a $1,095 value), A course …
I like knives, all kinds of knives, big or small, or everything in the middle…even “ugly” knives are a sight to behold if you ask me. However, I’m not sure where the CRKT Ripsnort comes into the play. To be sure, it is a big knife – well, mostly big…and some would say its an ugly knife – I’m not sure where this fits into my idea of ugly – maybe it is, maybe it isn’t. I’ve been covering CRKT products since their second year in business, and one thing for certain is, they produce a wide variety of knives …
The following recipe for Plain Soft Custard is from The New Butterick Cookbook, published in 1924, It is now in the public domain. A custard is a mixture of cooked egg and milk, flavored. Starchy material is sometimes used to replace part of the eggs. Custards are classified according to the method used in cooking them; those cooked over hot water and stirred throughout the cooking process are known as soft or stirred custards-erroneously, as boiled custards; those set in hot water and cooked in the oven (oven-poaching) are firm or baked custards. The firmness of a custard depends on …
Here are the latest news items and commentary on current economics news, market trends, stocks, investing opportunities, and the precious metals markets. We also cover hedges, derivatives, and obscura. Most of these items are from the “tangibles heavy” contrarian perspective of SurvivalBlog’s Founder and Senior Editor, JWR. Today, we look at investing in military surplus rifles. (See the Tangibles Investing section.) Precious Metals: Silver Price Forecast: Back into the Teens? o o o Inflation climbs higher, but gold closes sharply lower. Economy & Finance: On Friday, the U.S. Senate advanced the Bipartisan Infrastructure bill with a 66-28 vote. JWR’s Comment: …
“’Runner’s World‘, like many magazines, has become a print chatroom for disenfranchised women, minorities, and men so feminized they are practically lactating. Every article portrays runners as victims of oppression, racism, and sexism thanks to white guys like me. You may be sporting $250 running shoes while sipping $10 lattes and talking on your $1000 smart phone all financed with student loans, but you are still a victim of evil capitalism. The woke movement infecting America is more dangerous than the CCP virus because rather than being aerosolized in respiratory secretions, it is spread by thought. Social justice authors could …
How much food do you keep in your pantry? Would you have enough if there was an emergency or disaster? Do you even know what to buy? Rogue Preparedness made a list of 42 must-have food pantry items that everyone should stockpile. ~MC
If you’re getting prepared for an emergency or disaster, I’d say food is one of the first things you should be stocking up on.
While this is a list of food items to stockpile, it’s important to keep in mind that water must also be stockpiled. Rice uses water. Dried beans uses water. You need water for hygiene, drinking, clean...
In this episode of TFBTV Mailroom, James curses, complains, and reads your awful mail. NSFW language. Want to send something in? TFBTV Mail Room: PO BOX 52288 New Orleans, LA 70152 ««« GUN AND GEAR GIVEAWAYS »»» PLEASE check out our Patreon and Subscribe Star pages if you enjoy our program, and consider helping us […]
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When asked about how the CDC is testing for the Delta variant (how are they coming up with these numbers), the Psaki substitute's only answer is 'because the experts say so' and 'because Dr Walensky has never seen such a contagious variant in 20 years'.
Clearly this woman, as well as Psaki, are WAY over their heads and are used to softball questions. Between Newsmax and Fox's Doucy, I bet they go home with migraines every night.
Watch for yourself.
Another day another Photo Of The Day: This collection comes from the 173rd Airborne Brigade where U.S. Army paratroopers assigned to Able Company, 2nd Infantry Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, can be seen laying down suppressive fire while assaulting an objective. This happened during the African Lion 21 exercise, on the Grier Labouie Airbase, Morocco, June […]
"The number of firearms that you can assemble yourself from scratch, from the frame/receiver up, without using a single part made by the original manufacturer makes for a pretty small club. And if that club is small, then the exclusive party room in the back is populated by designs where you can buy completely assembled derivatives from third parties. This usually happens when a popular firearm becomes old enough that any patents have expired, although sometimes clone makers do jump the gun and matters get settled in court.Click on through to read the rest...
Glock pistols, at least of the first three generations, have been in the first club for a while. Off the top of my head, I can’t recollect when the first turnkey, aftermarket Glock frames became available, but it has to be getting close to 20 years. CCF Race Frames were certainly available in the early Aughties, and (as this is written, anyway) you’ve been able to buy stripped grip frames to get your DIY gun-building kicks for a while now..."
Charlie Chaplin is one of the most famous of the 20th Century actors. Yes, he was a commie bastard (back when that was said seriously, rather than as an insult), but he was groundbreaking as an actor and as a director. What's interesting is that he was also a composer, writing the music for all of his films. He won the 1973 Oscar for best original composition for this piece.
…and I was going to celebrate by riding the ebike up there in the morning, but…
But I did sneak off by myself for the afternoon and very last run across the plateau and up the mesa…
Kurt Schichter has a terrific rant.
Let’s try a thought experiment. Let’s imagine our ruling class was not as utterly corrupt, dishonest, incompetent and downright stupid as it manifestly is. I know that’s hard, but go with me.
This weird new virus appears and starts spreading. Instead of leveraging it to take down Trump, the Democrats appear with the Republican president and GOP leadership to announce they are working together to solve the problem. Imagine that instead of shaming people, first about wearing masks, then about not wearing masks, then about not wearing two masks, then no masks, then masks again, they went with transparency.
“We are no...
New research indicates that some stained glass windows from Canterbury Cathedral may be among the oldest in the world.
The panels, depicting the Ancestors of Christ, have been re-dated using a new, non-destructive technique.
The analysis indicates that some of them may date back to the mid-1100s.
The windows would therefore have been in place when the Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Becket, was killed at the cathedral in 1170.
Auction Date: September 11, 2021
Lot 1407: Gary Cooper Griffin & Howe .30-06 Sporting Rifle with Scope
Documented Griffin & Howe Bolt Action .30-06 Sporting Rifle with Zeiss Scope, and Silver Plaque Inscribed with Initials Attributed to Gary Cooper, Famed American Actor and Sportsman.
Estimated Price: $12,000 – $18,000
The frustration is in the United States the freedom of speech and to say things is largely cannot be regulated.
Biden ATF Nominee ‘Frustrated’ By First Amendment Freedom Of Gun Owners To Say Things He Doesn’t Like
[Chipman isn’t fit for a government job as a toilet scrubber, let alone a position requiring a presidential nomination and Senate approval.
Via email from Rolf.—Joe]
But I'd like to introduce authors you may not have read yet. I love a good thriller and police procedural type book. Some I just shake my head at, given my background (they did WHAT to the crime scene?) and others are so over the top implausible I might as well read science ficti...
On August 1, 1943, Operation Tidal Wave took flight from Benghazi, Libya to bomb Axis fuel refineries at Ploesti Romania. Consisting of B-24 Liberators, usually a high-altitude bomber, this was a low-level flight with five groups coming at the target from different directions.
The groups consisted of planes from both the 9th and 8th Air Force.
Ninth Air Force
98th Bombardment Group (Heavy) ("Pyramiders"), Col. John R. Kane°
376th Bombardment Group (Heavy) ("Liberandos"), Col. Keith K. Compton°°
Eighth Air Force
44th Bombardment Group (Heavy) ("Flying Eight Balls"), Col. Leon W. Johnson°
93rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) ("Ted's Timberlake's Travelling Circus"), Lt.Col. Addison E. Baker°, Maj. John L. Jerstad°
389th Bombardment Group (Heavy) ("Sky Scorpions"), Col. Jack W. Wood°°, 2nd Lt. Lloyd Herbert Hug...
Two weeks, huh? Where have we heard this before? I seem to recall in my deep memory that we were supposed to slow the spread of the Covid plague in fourteen days. Does anyone else remember that? How did that work out, I can't recall?
Oh, yeah! We're over 500 days into that disaster, and still trembling from the after-shocks. A crushed economy, staggering loss of personal freedom, setting education back a decade, increased mental illness, a wrecked election, the list goes on and on. That "Fourteen days to slow the spread" was in unbridled disaster for most Americans. Anyone who thinks that we should repeat that disaster is demented, evil, and out of touch withreality.
A question recently asked on a forum went something like this:
“Is destroying/destabilizing the central government the American way of freeing citizens from their authoritarian regime?”
The questioner was a bit sarcastic: “After all, having no central government and being ruled by terrorists and warlords is better than having a bad government, right?”
No, I do not think it is “the American Way” as in “Truth, justice, and the American way.” But it IS the “federal government” way – the FedGov way, or the DC or White House and Congress way of doing things. It is incredibly stupid. It kills millions, and makes life miserable for millions more.
But the idea that a central government of a nation must exist to prevent warlordism and terrorism (or rule by terrorists) is not really accurate.
To put it another way, NOT having a central government does NOT mean rule by warlords and terrorists. It is NOT an either-or proposition. You so NOT need to live in tyranny and fear and a “Mad Max” type of world just because you live in a country without a central government. Strong or weak....
In a schedule almost reminiscent of the "old days," I squeezed in IDPA matches on two consecutive weekends in July. After the Rivanna match the prior weekend, last weekend I made it to the monthly match at Cavalier Rifle and Pistol. It was an overcast morning, and we saw a brief rain shower early in the day, but the sun eventually shone and warmed things up.
Welcome, all to the very first article of the new series TFB Armorer’s Bench! As mentioned in the little blurb below this series will focus on a lot of home armorer and gunsmith activities. In this first article of the series sponsored by Wheeler, Tipton, Caldwell, and Frankford Arsenal, I decided to introduce myself and some […]
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So, I see this chart on Twitter and go "Oh no, that is horrible!"
This is not good. FL is now in uncharted territory with 21.7K new cases reported today (the largest single day number of new cases). 108 new deaths. This wave is now larger than all previous waves. 10,187 hospitalized (83% of its all-time pandemic high). Time to change gears: pic.twitter.com/4wJ3PpWaJL— Thomas P. Bossert (@TomBossert) July 31, 2021
Then I remember that this is Twitter, where political people pick a chart to show to support a political lie.
With a spike like that, death rate would be a lagging indicator but would still point up. Naw.
August 1st is celebrated as Swiss Independence Day, in recognition of the signing of the Federal Charter of 1291, which united Switzerland’s first three cantons. As of 2021, Switzerland has been free and independent for 730 years. Having a well-armed populace has assured that. Today is also the anniversary of the general uprising against the German occupation, in Warsaw, in 1944. Like the Warsaw Jewish Ghetto uprising in April of 1943, it was doomed to failure. The uprising was eventually crushed, with massive civilian casualties. There was no support provided by the Allies. The advancing Soviet Red Army–just a few …
(Continued from Part 1. This concludes the article.) Please forgive me for quoting Solzhenitsyn extensively. But I have not found more clarity anywhere, which really means I haven’t done enough research to seek out other dissidents in history. This man did nothing more, as a Russian soldier, than correspond with a friend who happened to be a soldier for “the other side”. That was it. That was his great sin that landed him in a prison camp! His private correspondence (think e-mail, text, Internet posts) was nothing more than criticism of how “the state” was handling things – and the …
“Now there were in the church that was at Antioch certain prophets and teachers; as Barnabas, and Simeon that was called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, and Manaen, which had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch, and Saul. As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them. And when they had fasted and prayed, and laid their hands on them, they sent them away. So they, being sent forth by the Holy Ghost, departed unto Seleucia; and from thence they sailed to Cyprus. …
From Newsweek (emphasis added):
Millions of Americans could be forced out of their homes after the Biden administration declined to extend the federal eviction ban put in place last September to protect tenants during the pandemic. The White House said Thursday that it would not extend the moratorium, citing a Supreme Court decision last month against an extension past July.
Bush and Pressley spearheaded a letter to Biden Saturday—signed by six others including Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota—calling for “an urgent government response,” according to Politico. “Extending the eviction moratorium is a matter of life and death for the communities we represent,” they wrote.
Rep. Maxine Waters of Californi...
By David Crane Image(s) Credit: Cobalt Kinetics July 31, 2021 Cobalt Kinetics, a company whose products DefenseReview (DR) covered quite a bit a few years ago, is relaunching and updating their BAMF-Pro series of competition/tactical carbines and pistols, and recently issued a press release to that effect, which reads as follows: Cobalt Kinetics® is BACK …
The 1873 Convention to amend the Pennsylvania Constitution raised this very question as to whether the arms provision protected concealed carry as well as open carry. Delegates debated whether to add the word “openly” before “to bear arms.” Delegate Ewing argued against this amendment asking “Have there not been repeated occasions within the past ten years when it has been unsafe for people to abroad in Philadelphia upon the public streets without carrying deadly weapons?”...
Photo Of The Day – Established in 2014 this is TFB’s way to show various photographs on a daily basis. As a bonus you get a short story and hopefully, you’ll learn something new. Today we visit New Caledonia. The machine-translated caption from RIMaP-NC Plum reads: The RIMaP-NC COMMOTO carried out Exercise Garigliano in the area of the battlefield […]
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I routinely shoot with a women’s club called “the Sunshine Shooting Club.” We’ve been on the range together in lots of scenarios (think parking lot, restaurant, low light, moving with a gun, etc.) for more than four years now. When I mentioned that we would be receiving some Taurus guns to review, one of our members exclaimed how much she’d like to try the Taurus G3.
I know that I have read it somewhere. Young, n.25, tells us in justifying that Pennsylvania's 1862 law prohibiting carry was apparently not in conflict with "The Pennsylvania Constitution of 1790: The right of citizens to bear arms in defence of themselves and the State shall not be questioned.” Pa. Const. of 1790, art. IX, § XXI."
If you know the case, let me know.
Hilton is planning on building a hotel on the site of a burned-to-the-ground Uyghur mosque in China.
Considering the genocide, slave labor, and persecution of the Uyghurs that Abercrombie & Fitch, Adidas, Gap, Calvin Klein, H&M, L.L.Bean, Lacoste, Nike, The North Face, Polo Ralph Lauren, Puma, Skechers, Tommy Hilfiger, Zara, and Victorias Secret have been supporting, maybe Hilton is one more on the list.
I sure as well wouldn't stay there--I have a feeling it would make Poltergeist look like a comedy.
Definitely gonna knock Hilton properties off my list of places to stay also.
There is this place out in the swamp east of Holloway, LA. Holloway is a crossroads, and not much of one. One red light, one gas station, a Dollar General, a Family Dollar, and a Sheriff's substation.
A couple of miles east of Holloway, is a little drive-in restaurant. The locals call it AW's, because the fellow who built it was AW. The sign out front said AW's Drive In, but AW retired, and a storm blew the AW off the sign, so now it's just Drive-In. It's a place where you order from outside the building through a little sliding window. They have an indoor dining room, and picnic tables outside. I personally know that someone has ben cooking there since the '60s.
Belle sent me to AWs today to get a couple of fish plates. We called the order in, and I knew it would be ready when I got there. As I drove up, I noticed a fellow looking at the big menu in the window, so I asked him, "First time here?"
"Yeah," he replied, "First time in Louisiana. I live in Maine."
"Well, it's all good." I waved at the menu. "What brings you to Louisiana?"
"Visiting my brother," says he. "He's s...
Good afternoon everyone and thank you for joining us for another edition of TFB’s Silencer Saturday, brought to you by Yankee Hill Machine, manufacturers of the YHM R9 suppressor. Last week we reviewed the SureFire Ryder 22S, a quiet rimfire suppressor with a minor mounting drawback. This week we start off a multi-part review of […]
The Taliban is proving that, contra POTUS's claims, you don't need combat aircraft if you can deprive the other side of the people who fly them. According to Reuters...
At least seven Afghan pilots, including Zamaray, have been assassinated off base in recent months, according to two senior Afghan government officials. This series of targeted killings, which haven't been previously reported, illustrate what U.S. and Afghan officials believe is a deliberate Taliban effort to destroy one of Afghanistan's most valuable military assets: its corps of U.S.- and NATO-trained military pilots.On top of this, the Afghani Air Force is facing serious logistics problems.
In so doing, the Taliban -- who have no air force -- are looking to level the playing field as they press major ground offensives.
...and you can take "camp" in both senses of the word, actually.
In her perky rural drawl, Survivor Jane cheers, “You’re ready, right? For when the SHTF (shit hits the fan)?” This is the first session of Prepper Camp, founded by Jane and Rick who are hoping to save the world one ill prepared soul at a time. Their website promises that Prepper Camp “is a total immersion event in preparedness, survival, camp craft, off-grid living, and homesteading skills.”It's a well-written, humorous piece.
A burly man dressed head-to-toe in camouflage sits in the tent’s front row and yells ‘yes!’ Jane high fives him. The rest of us, twenty would-be preppers on folding chairs sinking into the mud, halfheartedly nod.
I'll have some thoughts later. For now, you should listen to this.
This new rifle out of the box is the most accurate rifle I have ever shot and it doesn’t seem to be picky about any ammunition.
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Tobie and I were taking a nice long morning walkie in the wash downstream from the Lair, when an annoying buzzing began.
Apparently the CDC's new mask flip flop was based on a study of covid cases in Provincetown, MA. For those of you who don't know, P-Town is THE place for gays and lesbians to get their groove back. There's more sex going on than at South Padre Island during spring break most weekends.
But 'Bear Week' happened this year from July 10 - July 18, 2021, the dates of the study (the link goes to last year's which was canceled, but you can get an idea). It's a sex mecca for gay men from around the world.
There's a LOT of close physical contact. The CDC's sample was 85% men. Only a few were hospitalized and none died.
But one needs to wonder, did the CDC deliberately choose this group for their study, hoping that this wouldn't be noticed? Were they too PC to mention that the group contained a lot of folks having sex? Did they choose this group on purpose due to the circumstances because they knew it would meet their meme?
In any case, not taking the...
When you provide a means for all citizens who are willing, to become part of the state defense agencies, which includes the right to arms, you have short circuited many of the state sponsored restrictions.
This correspondent has often considered a similar provision could be used in the United States, to push back against federal power.
State legislatures could define any person with a carry permit to be a member of the state militia, on duty; they could make it an option available with a few hours training; they could proclaim that federal NFA laws do not apply to state militia members on duty. It is a powerful tool the states have not yet used.
July 29, 2021
Czech Republic: a Right to Armed Self Defense
See also what Mike B. had to say about this idea.—Joe]
“I am proud to have been born in Iowa. Through the eyes of a ten-year-old boy, it was a place of adventure and daily discoveries – the wonder of the growing crops, the excitements of the harvest, the journeys to the woods for nuts and hunting, the joys of snowy winters, the comfort of the family fireside, of good food and tender care.” – Herbert Hoover
I am excited to take an RPD out to the range today – I’ve wanted to try one for quite a while. The RPD is a very light and compact weapon for a squad automatic, and I’m curious how it will actually handle. This particular example is a Chinese Type 56, with many of the improvements that were made over the course of Soviet adoption and field use of the gun.
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