Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Larwyn's Linx: Obama administration announces plan to shrink Army to pre-World War II levels

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Hagel announces plan to shrink Army to pre-World War II levels: Hot Air
Connecticut sends out the first unconstitutional confiscation letters: GSL
Cheney Slams Obama's 'Over the Top' Military Cuts: Breitbart

What Options Do Republicans Have to Counter Obama’s Pen?: Bill Straub
Louie Gohmert: John Boehner Will Be Gone By January: John Hawkins
Why Mrs. Clinton's Entire History Matters : AT

The Human Face of Obamacare: Roger Kimball
Support Dr. Milton Wolf: Erick Erickson
The Fairness Fraud: Thomas Sowell


Why Unions Are Using $300 Million to Eliminate Five GOP Governors: RS
Another "Successful Banker" Found Dead: ZH
Obama vacations have cost you $18 million — so far: Allen West

What MinuteClinics and Google Fiber teach about crony capitalism: James Pethokoukis
Only in New Jersey: Get a government job, retire on $195,000 per year!: WyBlog
Chicago's zoning laws are just insane: Daniel Hertz

Scandal Central

Gowdy: Susan Rice “Fabulously Wrong” and “Stunningly Arrogant”: Nice Deb
Watch The Corruption Flow: Obama Sends $70 Million-Plus To Allies In Chicago: Outcast
A REAL New Jersey Scandal Tied to Democrats Being Ignored by Media: Publius

Climate & Energy

Mann About the House: Mark Steyn
The Experts Agree; If You Don’t, Shut Up: Debra Saunders
Global cooling deniers try to silence Krauthammer: Fox


9 Of The Dumbest Things Piers Morgan Did Before Losing His CNN Show: IJ Review
Refreshingly Honest Harvard Student Argues Against Academic Freedom: Greg Lukianoff
Morgan's Ratings Tanked After Being Eviscerated By Shapiro: Albert Merrick

My Declaration of Independence from the Republican Party: Jen Kuznicki
A Chilling Proposal: David Limbaugh
National City, CA, threatens gun shop over sign : BearingArms


Clarion Project: Jihadi training camps found in Texas and 21 other states: Scoop
China Plans to Build 4 Aircraft Carriers: DefTech
Ukraine Wants a Second Amendment: Breitbart

Mark Levin SHREDS Samantha Power over Daniel Pearl tweet: Scoop
Israeli Air Force reportedly hit targets in Bekaa Valley near Lebanon-Syria border: Aviationist
The Real Agenda Behind the Push for "Islamophobia": Raheel Raza

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

This is the oldest fragment of Earth ever found: Gizmodo
Do No Evil Google?: Jim Quinn, The Burning Platform
News Flash from Redmond: FOSS Causes Dissatisfaction!: Katherine Noyes


Lewis Farrakhan Wants His Own Water Fountain: MOTUS
American Studies Association President-Elect Hosting Anti-Israel Event at NYU: Algemeiner
Hop into the Wayback Machine and check out these #HuffPoWalkerScandals: Twitchy

Image: Connecticut sends out the first confiscation letters
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QOTD: "“I have not been a strong supporter of Barack Obama, but this [the 2014 massive defense cuts] really is over the top. :It does enormous long-term damage to our military. They act as though it is like highway spending and you can turn it on and off. The fact of the matter is he is having a huge impact on the ability of future presidents to deal with future crises that are bound to arise.

[I] think the whole thing is not driven by any change in world circumstances. It is driven by budget considerations. He would much rather spend the money on food stamps than he would on a strong military or support for our troops." --Dick Cheney


Anonymous said...

Barack Obama has posed a searching question to the American people and that is, at what point does lawlessness become evil?

Anonymous said...

Eww, that's some picture. Are those man boobs or breasts?
Anybody who swore to uphold the Constitution won't be showing up to take guns. I suggest the rest should follow Eric Holder's advice and retreat, for talks.

Anonymous said...

Most preppers should be familiar with the ‘rule of three’ – this means having one main method of an important function and a backup for it and a backup of the backup. It doesn’t necessarily entail 3 versions of the same thing but distinctly different ways of accomplishing a priority task.

In the case of personal security arrangements, the main or level 1 version would be firearms within easy reach within a structure. These would be the primary weapons used for hunting and defense.

And while it’s been said that the time to hide weapons is the time to bring them out, the rule of three would dictate that a level 2 backup of the primary firearms should at least be considered. There are no guarantees as to the future but unknown threats such as governmental seizures or devastation of a structure must be considered in all plans and preparations.

Level 2 backups should be outside the immediate area but easily accessible in an underground or similar storage cache. The weapons should be set in waterproof PVC piping or the similar waterproof containers with additional scrap metal and scent distraction materials scattered about to foil determined searches. The presumption here would be that even with destruction of a home or bug out location or search and seizure operation a set of weapons would still be immediately available to the prepper.

Level 3 backups are a step removed from level 2 in that this backup is set at a distance and without a personal connection to the prepper. This means an underground cache on raw land unlikely to be disturbed in the near future. No personal connection means weapons purchased privately beyond the government’s prying eyes.

Advantageous level 3 locales would be places where the cache would likely remain undisturbed, has a ready supply of decoy material nearby and relatively accessible. Long lost junkyards or metal dumping grounds would a good choice as well as rural backwoods with their requisite amounts of discarded trash. Such places would readily discourage searches with metal detectors and in the case of rural road frontage be of such vast amounts as to make detection of the cache highly improbable. Weapons destined for level 3 caches should be of the lower cost realm and lacking a pedigree lest they be inadvertently discovered.

Anonymous said...

Just as an aside, when data is stamped in materials such as metal, the stamping process tends to place the molecules a fair distance beneath the data under stress. This stress can manifest itself in form of visual indications even after the data has been abrasively removed. Grinding the material down to remove the indications of the data leaves the stress in molecules below and certain chemicals – acids and the like can be utilised to determine what the data was while still present on the surface of the material. Given this interesting phenomenon, it would seem like applying additional stress on the molecules would cause this not to be the case. Writing over the data would scramble the stresses within the material while rendering the data unreadable. Hammering the data in the same region would not only remove the original data but also remove the original l data’s stress indications deep in the material. In most cases areas with a great deal of metallic debris would be less than ideal for searches of this attribute of the cache. By the same token, the inclusion of chemical propellant components should suffice the placement of similar component with similar chemicals in the surroundings. Several handfuls of spent casing from the local range should do the trick and would satisfy both decoy requirements.

In summation, it should be incumbent on the prepper to have 3 personal security backups as with every other functional task such as the procurement of water. For most preppers, firearms are a priority are a foundational basis on their survival. Loss of personal security arrangements renders all other preps useless.