Friday miscellany

FAA to create 6 drone test sites in US : “In a major step toward opening U.S. skies to thousands of unmanned drones, federal officials Thursday solicited proposals to create six drone test sites around the country.”

Severe epidemic’ of sexually-transmitted diseases is sweeping the nation : “Human papillomavirus (HPV) tops the list as the most common infection followed by chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, herpes, hepatitis B, HIV and trichomoniasis.”

School Excluding Whites From Tutoring Program : “AURORA, Colo. – A school principal said no white children were allowed at an after-school tutoring program, and now some parents call it discrimination.”

Students Suspended For Wearing American Flag Bandanas And Chanting “USA!” : “A group of Camarillo High School students were wearing American flag bandanas at a school basketball game, and their principal pulled them aside and told them either to remove their bandanas or leave the game.”

Don’t you just love public government ran schools… find out how to home school your children here. They, you and the nation will be better for it.

North Korean Red Dawn closer than ever : “The bomb test that North Korea conducted over the weekend was a “miniaturized” nuclear device – suggesting to U.S. sources that the day of a North Korean “Red Dawn” EMP attack that could decimate the American power grid might be closer.”

Missouri Democrats Introduce Legislation to Confiscate Firearms – Gives Gun Owners 90 Days to Turn in Weapons : “Missouri Democrats introduced an anti-gun bill which would turn law-abiding firearm owners into criminals. They will have 90 days to turn in their guns if the legislation is passed.”

DHS ammo buy: Equipping a police state? : “Reports from Florida, Texas and Minnesota reveal black helicopters firing blanks over freeways and armed troops invading towns as part of “realistic urban training” for the military.” 

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  1. Americans:

    I cannot stress enough how much you have to fight this gun ban stuff. In Canada, you have licensing for firearms. While I don’t consider that too bad in and of itself, the problem is that it is ILLEGAL for any citizen to have or own any firearm. A license grants you an exception for that which means if you let it expire you instantly become a criminal.

    That also means they can easily revoke licenses at any time or make a change in the regulations, making gun owners instant criminals.

    It’s B.S… so yea, keep fighting, don’t give up your second amendment rights.

  2. Mystery Guest says:

    #1. Figures, see how clinical they are making this?
    #2. Well you play you pay. Says something about abstinance.
    #3. It’s seems to be the white’s pay-back time.
    #4. The one’s running the place must be from the Camarilla state hospital. In other words nut jobs.
    #5. “Red Dawn” man never thought the movie would show what could/would happen.
    #6. Missouri, I hope that is not what the people want.
    #7. Coming to a theater near you.

    Friday 15, 2013
    Odds and Sods:
    is this link,

    California during 2012 there were 1,132,603 background checks
    Even if 10% failed the check, and 10% left California that is quite a few
    guns bought in California just in that year. Even if we take off for hot
    heads and those we just don’t want around us that would stll leave over a
    Then with all of the other years that guns were bought, especially after 9/11
    seems California, may not be so Kalifornia-ist after all.

    • Mystery Guest:

      I saw the same article. I looked up Montana. 13% of the population got a background check to purchase a firearm! I do a lot of gun shows and I can say a lot of guns were purchased without a check as a private sale. I also have a CCW, which exempts me from having a background check (already done to issue the license) so people like me are not included. I like the odds up here!

    • Don’t assume all those guns were bought by conservatives.

      • Mystery Guest says:

        Penny Pincher
        I figure about 20 to 25% are libs and that is a stretch. But even at that it shows they don’t want their rights trampled.

        • Most liberals I know who are for gun control don’t realize they’re pushing for disarmament. “We don’t want to ban ALL guns.” – they just don’t know exactly which ones they want to ban. 😐

          • the gun ban in Missouri won’t pass. the countys with kansas city and st. louis are the only blue countys in missouri. And besides theres been several bills that have been proposed nullifying any new federal gun control laws

    • Wether or not the people of Missouri want that law they cannot have it unless the constitution is changed. We do not have the power to enact or enforce laws that violate the constitution. And yet every day we allow it to happen.

      • HomeINsteader says:

        OH, really? Not to be a smarty-pants, Big D, but, somebody better tell our Potentate this, then.

        • We all should be, we allow him to get away with it. He should be under arresty for treason by now.

          • HomeINsteader says:

            I totally agree; his acts are, without a debt, the very definition of “treason”. But the sheeple love him!

            • HomeINsteader says:

              “without a doubt” – don’t know where “debt” came from…not paying bills today…anyways….!!! ; )

  3. HomeINsteader says:
  4. Backwoods Prepper says:

    Ahh the DRONES again. It’s for the good of the people. Thank you TDL for keeping us safe.
    STDs? But she said I was her first. I knew something wasn’t right when she said she needed 20 bucks
    No whites allowed? Racism? shut the front door no way that happens.
    Again racism for chanting USA and wearing American flag bandannas and the principles name is Gabe Sowmakin. Ive seen sow makin it’s not a pretty sight. I call it makin bacon.
    North Korea and Red Dawn they don’t have the Nabs (as my 4 year old says).
    If you turn over your firearms. I don’t know. Ain’t much to ya grandpa would say.
    DHS buying ammo? OH there coming for us you can believe that. What are you prepared to do.

  5. HomeINsteader says:

    The power of ONE meteor striking earth!

    Meteor falls in Russia, 700 injured by blasts

    MOSCOW — A meteor streaked through the sky and exploded Friday over Russia’s Ural Mountains with the power of an atomic bomb, its sonic blasts shattering countless windows and injuring more than 750 people. The spectacle deeply frightened thousands, with some elderly women declaring the world was coming to an end.

    The meteor — estimated to be about 10 tons — entered the Earth’s atmosphere at a hypersonic speed of at least 54,000 kph (33,000 mph) and shattered about 30-50 kilometers (18-32 miles) above the ground, the Russian Academy of Sciences said in a statement.

    It released the energy of several kilotons above the Chelyabinsk region, the academy said.

    Amateur video broadcast on Russian television showed an object speeding across the sky about 9:20 a.m. local time, just after sunrise, leaving a thick white contrail and an intense flash.

    “There was panic. People had no idea what was happening. Everyone was going around to people’s houses to check if they were OK,” said Sergey Hametov, a resident of Chelyabinsk, a city of 1 million about 1,500 kilometers (930 miles) east of Moscow.

    “We saw a big burst of light, then went outside to see what it was and we heard a really loud thundering sound,” he told The Associated Press by telephone.

    The explosions broke an estimated 100,000 square meters (more than 1 million square feet) of glass, city officials said.

    The city administration said 758 people sought medical care after the explosions and most were injured by shards of glass. Athletes at a city sports arena were among those cut up by the flying glass.

    It was not immediately clear if any people were struck by space fragments.

    Another Chelyabinsk resident, Valya Kazakov, said some elderly women in his neighborhood started crying out that the world was ending.

    City officials said 3,000 buildings in the city were damaged by the shock wave, including a zinc factory where part of the roof collapsed.

    Read the whole story here:

  6. PGCPrepper says:

    “School Excluding Whites From Tutoring Program : “AURORA, Colo.”

    What the hell is in the water of Aurora, CO? They are always in the news these days.

  7. 450 million rounds a year for 70,000 agents? That is only 6400 rounds a year per agent. Assuming 50 weeks work at 5 days a week, it’s about 25 rounds PER DAY. This isn’t training ammo, and those guys aren’t shooting daily, nor 125 rounds every week. That ‘training’ stuff is a smoke-screen.

    Then too, if I had 6400 rounds of anything in my home – even .22 LR – I’d be considered a terror suspect. So, what makes these fed agents different? I suspect Bush was right about ‘sleeper cells’ all over the country – only they’re OUR sleeper cells, waiting for the order to attack fellow citizens. And they wonder why American citizens want guns….

    I’m wondering now how many of those agents have real jobs, and how many just go to an office somewhere and hang around all day – waiting for the call to attack us – because all they really are is salaried Gestapo?

    • The real kicker is that the 450 million rounds are hollow points. And I doubt they are planning to use them for target practice.

      • Sure they are. Considering their new “no hesitation” targets they consider pregnant women, seniors and children the targets. Sick ****rds They will become pariahs and they will be reap what they sow.

  8. Re: Missouri, I wonder if the state can afford to enforce that law? And how they will do it? Especially if gun owners en masse simply decline to do anything about it?

    Are they going to go house to house with search teams? Will they prosecute, say, 100,000 citizens? Keep them in jail so they can’t go to work? Imprison them? I don’t think so. How many state troopers and local LEOs will turn in THEIR personal arms or magazines? – I’d bet NONE.

    And you folks there need to brush up on the ‘right of Jury Nullification’ too so you can get on those trial juries and halt the prosecutions.

    • If you go to the bill, you will find that LEO’s and all government officials and agents thereof, are exempt. Imagine that, it is just for the rest of us.

      • So I was right, but not for the reason I intended. However, I think the point is the same – if a retired cop needs a large cap magazine, why don’t I? If a working cop needs one for his personal guns, when he has department guns at home – why don’t I need one? Am I or my family less valuable than he or his? I don’t THINK so, and I’ve got guns who agree with ME.

        As long as the ‘aristocracy’ have armed body guards for themselves and kids, as long as the ‘palace guards’ have their firearms and assault weapons, and 25 round magazines, mine stay with me. When the Secret Service or Piers Morgan’s bodyguard wear T-shirts and boxing gloves to protect him, I’ll believe they are anti-gun, but not until.

        Can anybody tell me why I saw photos of Bloomberg’s GANG of body guards walking around with select-fire full-auto ‘assault’ firearms under their coats but I shouldn’t be permitted to have and do the same?

      • HomeInsteader says:

        So, we merely designate ourselves a “government official”. If the Potentate can do it, so can we.

    • Rider of Rohan says:

      I’d be surprised if Missouri passed this law. This is just more posturing by Democrats who will insist that Republicans “compromise” somewhere between confiscation and registration. Not that Democrats wouldn’t pass this law if given the chance, it’s just for pressure right now. They ought to be tarred and feathered and rode out of Missouri on a rail.

  9. HomeINsteader says:

    I don’t personally own a kindle, but for those of you who use them, how about a free download on an ebook that will explain in common-sense terms why people prep? And that we don’t do because we’re all “crazy”, but because we recognize that most of what we call “daily life” is beyond our control?


    Free ebook, “11 Steps to Living a Strategic Life [Kindle Edition]

    Amazon Description:
    Interested in a guide to surviving 2012 and beyond? 11 Steps to Living a Strategic Life outlines some simple steps you can use to motivate and prepare for self-reliance in an uncertain future. In this book, the authors make it clear that “prepping” is not extremist and that the preparedness lifestyle is just common sense put into action.

    George Ure and Gaye Levy’s 11 Steps to Living a Strategic Life will help you motivate yourself with positive thinking, life coaching and more. They emphasize that at the end of the day it really comes down to making practical life plans with YOU as your own life coach following tried and true methods.

    Successful executives, Ure and Levy’s positive attitude toward life is infectious and with the right set of life plans for you and your family, there is no stopping you!

    • Mary in mn says:

      You can download a free kindle app from amazon for your computer or ipad etc. easy. Then you can get the free book. Lots of free books in fact.

      • Yes, you can download all sorts of books from Amazon on your Kindle so they can know everything you read, how often you read it, what pages you consider the most important and on and on. There is a reason it’s free.

  10. re: students suspended

    “Mind you, this is in America. In California, in fact.” Somebody needs to make up their mind, you can’t have it both ways. California has seceded from from the union one state agenda at a time, to where it’s barely recognizable as “America” any longer, and looks increasingly like some Euro-poof socialist experiment. Since they are technically bankrupt, it appears the experiment is failing too.

  11. #1 – Aarg!
    #2 – Goes the degradation of morals in the US
    #3 – Aarg!
    #4 – Shameful!
    #5 – We need some leadership in this country to work with other countries and shut them down!
    #6 – Missouri – another state to avoid when you relocate?
    #7 – This militarization of our country and these “practice drills” are nothing but intimidation, government authorization to abuse their citizens and shades of what is to come. If you can get out of the cities folks, please do so…………….and prepare, prepare, prepare. People participating in these drills, they do not see you as a free citizen, you are a target!

  12. HomeINsteader says:

    Someone brought up an interesting point: how to prepare for the furbabies when you leave home daily? Whether it’s to go to work, or, whatever…WHAT IF something happened and it took a lot longer to get home? Road blockage…mass-transportation shut-down…cataclysmic natural event…you get the picture.

    Isn’t this why we prep, for the great “what ifs”?

    You DO carry a get-home bag for yourself, right? Now, how will the pets manage? Would they have sufficient water? Would they have sufficient food supply?

    Some pets will be o.k. with just leaving a large supply of food (assuming dry) out where they can get to it “at will”. Other pets would gobble it all down immediately, get sick, and then…oh, well!

    How about a battery-operated “feeder”? You set the time of release and the quantity.

    For about $50, you can buy an automatic pet feeder and set the time and quantity of food to release. There are probably lots of places to find these, but here’s one:

    You can also set out a watering device with enough water to last quite some time, also available at these sites.

    Furbabies will be upset enough if you don’t walk through the door on schedule (they know!). If they’re hungry or thirsty, in addition, they will really be stressed out; just like humans, this kind of stress can lead to long-term, irreversible health problems.

    I know how much we love our furbabies!

  13. Mike being a citizen used to have superior bennifits over being a subject. Not so with tdl .

  14. The current bill in Missouri won’t pass. Missouri is a rural state with the exceptions of St. Louis and Kansas City. The bill stands virtually no chance of passing in the legislature which is strongly controlled by Republicans.

    • Your right about that Joe , it also has a republican majority in both houses and it looks like this is like that same bill from the St. Louis rep that wanted registration for families with school age children, it is just another bill to make someones career look like it is much more than it is, it has not chance to pass.

  15. Alittle2late says:

    This is like war staging… We are just waiting and watching for them to make the first offensive strike. It’s horrible because we cannot do a damn thing until that move is made. Sending letters to your critter puppets is only a feel good move on our part (does nothing). I have no answers to counter the moves that the Gov is making. Our side is far to divided at this point (watching from the shadows). I feel very sorry for the sheeple that are oblivious to what’s happening around them. I do not feel hopeless in this situation though, GOD is on my side. So I prep,watch,listen and wait.

    Am I alone in this line of thinking?

    • HomeInsteader says:

      Sending letters to critter puppets MAY be “only a feel good move” – but we are reticent and get what we deserve if we don’t do EVERYTHING in our power to reign in wrong, IMHO – a lot like not voting “because it won’t matter, anyway”. It ALWAYS matters.

      I am on G-d’s side. What He tells me to do, I do; what He says, I say. He’s still on His throne! Amen? Amen!

      • All my reps are socialists who ignore me. I did not vote for them. There is no feel good there unless one likes hurling.

        I had a calling to prepare for the worst several years ago, get rid of debts, buy survival gear and supplies, and learn as much survival as I could.

        We ARE countering the measures the government is taking the best way we can, and prepping/survival is one way not to be a victim to their casualties. I have only one God, and I will not bow down to worship the one in Washington. God speaks to those who hears the warnings.

        Unlike the great depression where people flocked to the cities for work, this crisis of many porportions created by this government is making those “who have wisdom and have heard” move to the country. The cities are not a good place to be.

    • Hunker-Down says:

      You are not alone.

    • The first strike will be what bindes us together to fight a common enemy , like Lexington and Concord , and like the Soviet Union and Western Allies …….we didnt have to like each other , but first things first ……Hitler had to go .

    • Alittle2late says:

      Just to clarify, I did and have been writing and I do vote.

  16. Gee.

    #2. Another endorsement of monogamous marital relationships. Who’d a thunk it?

    • Don’t ya think it a bit odd that the #1 STD is one that has a rather new vaccine that doctors are trying to push on our children? First they were pushing it on our daughters and now they are pushing it on our sons. Personally, that vaccine hasn’t been around long enough for me to trust its long term effects, so our daughters did not get it.

      • HomeInsteader says:

        “Odd” is not the word that first popped up for me.

      • HPV is so rampant because 1. Skin contact is enough to spread it – most STIs require fluid/mucus membrane contact. This means condoms are not reliable for prevention. 2. There are also A LOT of different strains of HPV and many are asymptomatic and go undetected.

        “Abstinence only” isn’t a very informative way to teach about these things, but it is of course quite effective when used properly. Given that there are other vectors for catching STIs (especially Hep C!), even monogamy isn’t a 100% guarantee you won’t be exposed.

        • You don’t have to do anything sexual to get Herpes either. I totally agree that “abstinence only” doesn’t work. I know a LOT of teen girls who have been taught that and have taken the chastity vow at church that ended up pregnant in high school.

  17. HomeINsteader says:

    Presidents’ Day is Monday, Feb. 18; here are the rules for flying our flag:

    • With the way the communists in power are destroying this country… it wont be long and the way to fly the flag will be upside down. 🙁

  18. Hunker-Down says:

    As I look at all the topics in today’s miscellany and combine them into a single broad direction, or a personality if you can imagine it, the image forms of a snake eating itself.

    The North Korean EMP plan may be effective if China were to mount a virus surge (pardon the pun) attack on our Internet just before the NK missile launch to knock out our defensive and tracking capability. China seems to be practicing that maneuver now. Iran has tested EMP missile capability, disguised as long range missile failures. As a group they could band together under the old Chinese proverb; The enemy of my enemy is my friend.

  19. Look at the photo of the Aurora school. “To inspire every child to think.” So we set up after school programs, with general fund moneys, to serve only some of the kids. Somebody needs to loose their job over this.

  20. Mystery Guest says:

    Today on Yahoo!!!!!!
    This story seems to pop up quite often. There are oodles of links to it even if you just type in the word “Homeland” and not much else.
    But seems that this is about the 5th time I have seen it on Yahoo news. Are more people (beside us) taking it to heart???? or is it something else?

  21. I have but one thing to say to any government agency wanting my guns…. come and take them!!!!

  22. Tactical G-Ma says:

    I am sick of the news. Do they think STDs were invented yesterday? And as far as North Korea, desperate people do desperate things. I don’t even know what to say about Missouri. But Alabama Sen. Roger Bedford has introduced bill 129 for decreasing constraints for guns and carrying of guns. LE are totally against it, but what they don’t realize most of us carry everywhere anyway.

    How does one prep for meteors?

    Haven’t you got the memo? All white people are priviledged and bad, bad, bad.

    • HomeInsteader says:

      Mornin’ TGma! Don’t take it all too seriously…He’s still on His throne!

      How does one prep for meteors? The same way you prep for anything else — and hope it “lands somewhere else”. But, just in case it doesn’t, you stay spiritually fit – prayed up, so you’re always ready to meet your Creator/G-d/Judge – and physically fit – so if you see a fireball streaking toward you, you have the physical ability to lean over and “kiss it goodbye”!!! Hehehehehehe……..

    • Std’s are a moral issue that could be gotten easily under control if we had any morals .

      • Tactical G-Ma says:

        Our strongest biological imperative is to propagate our species. Even those of the strongest moral fiber can give into desires, especially when you’re young and in love. But what worries me is that there is a whole subculture of people who make babies or give in to perversions without a second thought. Just when did it become okay to be an unwed mother? or okay to be a pervert?

        • Then there is the overwhelming availability of contraception …not a lot of excuses other than bad judgment .

        • the subculture you were talking about is indeed out there , but again goes back to morals and ethics . Contrary to popular belief , morals were not created by a church , they are themselves a human survival mechanism , when you get to the core of morality , you will find the reasons of their being to be these , ( generally speaking ) food supply vs. population in a tribe , incurable deseases , high possibility of death during and complications from pregnancy , high infant mortality rate . You take away those natural things , that is what you get is today’s society . When 70% of people under 30 have chlamydia . That speaks for itself …..moral issue . Just sayin

    • Meteor Prep Steps:

      1. Trade Tin Foil Hat for Kevlar.

      2. Move to mountain (probably a volcano).

      3. Move to a valley (probably a flood zone).

      4. Dig in (probably a seismic zone).

      5. Get mobile (probably too slow).

    • BlueCaribDreams says:


      Here in N. AL, they showed on the evening news two Sheriffs opinions to it. I think they were divided, but the one against it was very vocal about it.


      • Tactical G-Ma says:

        I saw Russell and Lee County Sheriffs on the local news saying they didn’t want it. It probably won’t pass. It is probably a pre-emptive strike against the gun control proposals.

        • Here in AZ , they passed a law that any state employee is automatically terminated if they aid in any weapon confiscation activities ….the termination is effective the moment of the action , that affects all state LEO’s under state jurisdiction . The sheriffs conference has also agreed they will not aid and will in fact arrest federal officers when possible attempting to do so . What will actually happen when things go down , remains to be seen .

  23. The Amazon story isn’t that clear. The original story has ZERO details about what products they were asked to remove.

    Also, the same day Amazon ran a sale on pistol holsters.

  24. Anyone interested in drones: I highly recommend this PBS infomercial for Lockheed Martin. It is cool and scary all at once:

    • Alittle2late says:

      I have a friend that works for Lockheed, after 3 tours over in STAN, he’s back over there as a civilian flying and monitoring them making 6 figures. I’m going to have to pick his brain when he comes home next time..

  25. What is happening to my country? This isn’t the country I grew up in.

    • HomeInsteader says:

      Nope. And it isn’t going back. It began when we said to Holy G-d:, “we don’t want you in our daily lives – we’re kickin’ you out!”. and He said, “let’s see how that works out for ya’!”.

    • Its not the one my father fought for in WW2 either . To a certain point , we deserve everything we are getting ………..after all , we allowed it .

      • I hear “we” so much I have to change the words many people say in defense of my principles. No offense given.

        I didn’t want this and protested, so I don’t deserve this. If this country goes down, I plan on standing.

        This is Obama’s cult religion—“we are not individuals to God, we are a collective to him”. I am not in his collective, I am an individual. His collective deserves what they voted for.

        • As the Borg would say… You will either join the collective or be annihilated!

        • Donna , I hear ya , but I would liken ourselves to the group of Germans that did NOT support Hitler’s views in the 1930’s …..but the majority of Germans DID agree with the nazi views ….otherwise he would have been laughed off the soap box , but he wasn’t , he was cheered on . And yes the German people deserved every bad thing they got out of WW2 and the cold war because of that . I hope the price for the American people is not as harsh …………..but he would not have even gotten the Democratic nomination if the people didnt want him . The majority of the people have been so brainwashed and PC conditioned , that they are easy pray for the incessant propaganda machine ( like the nazis ) that they do indeed support him in some way . He could not be able to do a damn thing if the majority of idiots didnt give the support . Just sayin .

  26. HomeInsteader says:

    To all the unemployed people in our country who actually WANT a job – here’s your answer: go commit a felony. Then they’ll HAVE to give you a job!

    Oh, wait – I’m already a felon – I have heirloom seeds, non-Monsanto – yes, that FEDERAL law went into effect last July. Can’t sell them – can’t grow from them – can’t sell or give away produce grown from heirloom seeds that didn’t come from “approved” sources – sponsored by Monsanto, of course. So, of course, all my heirloom seeds fell over the side of a boat.

    On the other hand, we’ll all soon be felons as a result of gun “control”.

    Obama’s EEOC: We’ll Sue You If You Don’t Hire Criminals


    The Obama administration’s Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says it should be a federal crime to refuse to hire ex-convicts — and threatens to sue businesses that don’t employ criminals.

    In April the EEOC unveiled its “Enforcement Guidance on the Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records,” which declares that “criminal record exclusions have a disparate impact based on race and national origin.”

    The impetus for this “guidance” is that black men are nearly seven times more likely than white men to serve time in prison, and therefore refusals to hire convicts disproportionally impact blacks, according to a Wall Street Journal opinion piece by James Bovard, a libertarian author and lecturer whose books include “Freedom in Chains: The Rise of the State and the Demise of the Citizen.”

    • Blacks make up 14% of the population of the country, but they commit more than 50% of the violent crime.

  27. MountainSurvivor says:

    Looks like every TRUE American needs to buy iron-on or sew-on and self-sticking American Flag Patches/stickers from, attach them to hats, jackets, jeans, purses, wallets, bumpers, Wal Mart shopping carts, grocery store shelves, restroom mirrors/walls/inner stall doors, etc. (wherever there are no cameras watching to prevent charges of vandalism) in proclamation that this is STILL America and

    • MountainSurvivor says:


    • Repair Mama says:

      I am ahead of you!!! I like the idea of leaving the stickers everywhere! that is brilliant!
      I do have multiple designs for flags with the vinyl cutter and have down loaded multiple embroidery flag and USA designs for all of my clothing. I have incorporated the flag and colors into most of the things we do with the company as well as logos, window designs and the service trucks!
      I love AMERICA!

  28. Last weekend I drove past a farm that had a little sign at the driveway that read ‘POLICE TRAINING IN PROGRESS NO TRESPASSING’. Needless to say I turned around and went back, sat there for a few minutes glassing the barn, farmhouse, and outbuildings. I could see some vehicles only one of which was marked, a local. They were in gear moving in and out of the buildings, some with dogs, some on horseback. They could have been training for anything, I didn’t see anything too strange,only that it was in the middle of the suburbs. I started to get that feeling like it was time to go , so I was outta there. Went back the next day in my wifes car, they were gone.
    Everyone is on edge, most people don’t even know why, it’s just a feeling.

    • MY former son in law was always training with his K-9, they used schools, football fields, isolated areas and junkyards. If you saw dogs, I wouldn’t worry, they need constant training to be sharp and practice commands. No trespassing sign is to keep distractions away from the dogs as they are training.

  29. DHS worker on radio with Michael Savage said one possible reason for the large ammo contracts is to manipulate supplies of the civilian market. Drive up prices and dry up supplies.

    • Alittle2late says:

      What they are failing to realize is that we preppers/gun nuts what ever we get called at the moment is… we either already have what we need or will spend what ever is necessary to procure said Items…because there is no retirment plan in the bank for most of us. Because we already saw that one coming, its the rest of em that are gonna be shocked. It costs a few more dollars but I go to the local indoor gun range and use their ammo. because I don’t have any after that fire in my gun safe, weirdest thing that was…

  30. Tactical G-Ma says:

    I have a question for herbalists:
    I have terrible asthma and airborne allergies. I take clarinex at night, use albuterol and steroid inhalers, and pseudoephedrine during the day. This is the absolute best way including a mask outdoors I have found to stay breathing. (I also have epi-pen for emergency.)
    Since it is harder to find pseudoephedrine these days, I want to grow ma-huang for tonic. Has anyone grown it? What are the dos and don’ts? I made the tea back when I could buy it at the health food store.

    • T G Ma, have you ever had an allergist determine what exactly you are allergic to? I did take the time for that and found out that there are a lot of things…………but in my particular case, I had a horrible reaction to avocados during the test. When I eat avocado, I don’t have any specific reaction, which is weird, but during the height of tree and grass pollen season, eating an avocado heightens my allergic reaction to the pollen……..BIG TIME, as in epipen time……….weird huh?

      • Tactical G-Ma says:

        I have had every test. I lied to the Navy or would not have gotten in. At my age I just go with what works. But what in the world could be in avocados to trigger your episodes? My sister’s trigger is MSG.

    • The other term for this drug is effederine, it is regulated now, not over the counter anymore. It was used for weightloss and increases heart rate dramatically and it killed a few people….and nearly killed me. I never knew it was for asmatics.

      • Sudafed is nasty stuff. They make crystal meth out of it which is why it is so hard to get. It increases my heart rate and dilates my eyes, so I get pissed when my doctor tries to prescribe something with it in it. Dangerous stuff.

        • Tactical G-Ma says:

          Abuse of ephedrine or pseudoephdrine is like all mood altering or narcotic drugs and easily abused. There is a legitimate use for bronchiadialators.

    • I don’t know if this will work for you. I have a friend who has horrible allergies & asthma. This year he went and had acupuncture done and is off all his meds & hasn’t had the yearly hospital visit or asthma attacks at all. He did have to go for several visits in the spring & fall but he swears by it. Thinking of trying it if I ever get on insurance that doesn’t come out of my pocket only!

    • Get some Brigham/Mormon Tea. It is a natural ephdra and works great to clear up the lungs. My mom poured it down my throat every time I got sick.

      • Tactical G-Ma says:

        Ah Crap
        Mahuang is a variety of the same plant as Mormon Tea. I think I will order the Mormon Tea.

        I know albuterol is not the best thing for my health but I just can’t take the strain of the violent attack. It instantly dialates the bronchial tube.

    • HomeINsteader says:

      The albuterol is a problem, TGMa. Might want to do some research and then dump it; perhaps that will clear things up, perhaps not, but it’s definitely a problem.

  31. HomeINsteader says:

    As a severe asthmatic, I have no knowledge of ma-huang, TGMa, but will be doing some research now.

    Your asthma/allergies sound like something else is going on; at the risk of offending (and I surely do not mean to do so!) what is your diet? What are you drinking? What are you eating? What’s your water source? I’m 99.99% sure you’re already aware of and doing the right things, but I need to ask, just to know which road to take.


    • Tactical G-Ma says:

      It’s hereditary. My brother took the shots but he and my sister have food allergies. I have peanut allergies and medication allergies but mine are mostly pollen, dust, and grasses. Privey hedges and Forsynthia are the absolute worst. I was born with this. I have gone thru the food elimination tests,etc. Over the years I have been poked, prodded, tested, experimented on . Oh and I have hyperhidrosis of the face and scalp. I sweat bullets in subzero weather. Every human is different but after sixty+ years, I am fairly well convinced I have tried it all.

  32. Thank you for writing to me to express your concern about the gun control debate in the wake of the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. As your representative, I respect the Second Amendment and the right to bear arms. Law abiding citizens have every right to keep and bear arms for uses like hunting, target shooting, and home safety. This discussion is not about taking away your guns.
    This conversation is about getting guns out of the hands of felons, terrorists, and mentally unstable people and about making sure that weapons designed to maximize casualties on the battlefield are not used to maximize casualties in the schoolyard. It’s worth noting that almost all of the gun safety measures recently proposed by President Obama are already the law California. California already requires background checks on anyone who is buying a gun, whether that is online, from a gun show, or from a licensed dealer. California does not allow the sale of military-style assault weapons and high capacity magazines.
    I am committed to protecting the freedoms enshrined in the Second Amendment. I also believe in the freedom of children to go to school without being slaughtered. I also believe in the freedom of families to go to the movies without being massacred. I know we can work together as Americans to secure not just the Second Amendment, but also the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
    Correspondence from constituents like you is very important to the work I do in Congress, and I thank you for exercising your First Amendment rights by contacting me. Gun safety is a vital issue in our district, and my office is closely following all feedback from the people we represent. Thank you again for writing in, and I hope to hear more from you in the future.

    Member of Congress

    • He’s so full of it. He supports the 2nd Amendment but yet doesn’t believe in the part “shall not be infringed” Talk about talking out of both sides of your face. wow.

  33. M.D. Your ads are not coming up when I click on them. Is that on my end or yours?

  34. HomeINsteader says:

    Testing to see if the gravatar loaded.

  35. HomeINsteader says:

    I was doing a search on and came across this article from 2000 – old, or not, I found it fascinating! (and I seriously doubt the situation has improved in our favor!).

    Why Doctors Are 9,000 Times More Likely to Accidentally Kill You Than Gun Owners

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