Thursday miscellany

Who Avoided What Cliff? : “First, the legalized gangsters in the nation’s toilet raised the debt ceiling at the 11th hour so that the US government can borrow more and spend more, in spite of the looming budget carnage.”

Rand Paul slams ‘spending bill’ fiscal cliff deal : “Not only are they raising taxes — maybe on a smaller percentage of people but a large amount of money — but they’re also going to spend more money,” Paul said. “So it’s a spending bill.”

20 dark predictions for 2013, the year of oppression and insanity : “2013 will go down in history as the year of global insanity. The Earth isn’t going crazy, but many of the people who inhabit it certainly are. Madness is about to be unleashed on many fronts: economic, social, political, financial and more. In the near future, you will look back on the Christmas of 2012 and think, “Wow, those were the GOOD times!”

The Socialist Mind Game: A Brief Manual : “We are being played; it’s time we learned the game.”

Gun checks soar 39 percent, set new record: FBI : “The FBI said it recorded 2.78 million background checks in December, surpassing the mark set in November of 2.01 million checks – about a 39 percent rise.”

USA Land of disposable people : “While the USA goes around the world expounding on the virtues of its way of life, it is obvious that those in charge place little value on human life. They are willing to kill thousands, even millions, for profit, for power, for money, for oil and resources.”

Why Americans cannot discipline their children : “Parents do not guide, comfort, govern, teach, nurse, control, restrain or mentor their children.”

25 “Why Questions” For You To Ponder As We Enter 2013 : First question – Why is the U.S. government actively supporting and giving aid to Syrian rebels  that are beheading Christians?

Storing Nickels : “Are you doing due diligence with nickels? As many LRC readers know, nickels are the only real “money” being distributed by the U.S. Government at this point in time. The value of the metal in a nickel equals the fiat value assigned to it by the state.”

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  1. Mystery Guest says:

    20 dark predictions: We already knew this.
    Socialist mind game: Since when was this put in with the title game? Oh, maybe they confused it with “Sorry”, no, maybe “Manopoly” who knew they were all “CHESS” masters and would continually move everything around on the board trying to confuse us. Well they forgot we ain’t exactly game players.
    Why Americans can’t discipline their children: What a bunch of malarkie. I challange that to this day. I spanked my kids, I was mean to my kids, I told my kids to shut-up, I told them no. And to this day I tell my kids when I don’t like something. I have told them life sucks so suck it up.
    25 why questions: I have more than that.

  2. riverrider says:

    i nominate rand paul for president of the provisional conservative states of america, and pledge my allegance thereto. eric cantor for vp, paul ryan for the new sec of economy, ken cuchinelli for ag., myself for secdef, ron paul for state. all other cabinets are abolished, those tasks go back to the states. fed tax goes to 5%. all new taxes are by referendum only, renewed every six years. all fed laws/regs abolished except those that deal with defense,immigration, interstate commerce, national parks, and any area the states allow by unanimus vote. two terms limit for all offices. reps to be chosen by county/geographic area, not gerrymandered senate. czars are banned as are executive orders. the president can be recalled by popular vote. media to be funded by circulation only. open season on progressives, no bag limit. tally ho!

    • No lifetime benefits for politicians either. Need to make it at least a 75% majority to win election and politician raises can only voted on by the populace. Limits placed on campaign funds, donations limited to $1000 and any funds left over after any election shall go into the General Fund. Supreme court justices limited to one term of 4 years.

    • Backwoods Prepper says:

      + 100

  3. Thomas T. Tinker says:

    RiverRider: Ever read W.W. Johnstones “Out of the Ashes”? I vote to exclude the State of Virginia as it has become as overrun as California with progressive…. Feelings. I can only take exception to the “.. no bag limit.” Stupid is as stupid does, so I’d vote for a buy out and bus ticket to Chicago or anywhere in NYC…L.A… Boston.. or assorted social sinkholes.

    • riverrider says:

      oh i beg to differ sir. va may have occuppied zones in the north and east but 90% of the rest is staunchly conservative. our gov even wants to arm the staff/teachers. our ag has fought the feds tooth and nail over many issues including obamacare. nothing says states have to remain shaped the same as they are now. if you cut off philly, even pa. would be of like mind. shave off most everything east of i95 and a lot more “states” would be in our camp…yeah i was being a bit facitious about the open season. like you say, by them a ticket.

      • Rider of Rohan says:

        Sir, I take my hat off to the great Commonwealth of Virginia, she was the birthplace and inspiration of most of the Founding Fathers, God Bless Them. It’s now time for states to pass laws to make themselves unappealing to progressives. I like what Oklahoma has done, we should all try to get our states to take these measures.

        • riverrider says:

          i look for va, mt, wy, and louisiana of all places, to be the first to challenge fed authority to ban guns and magazines. jindal has already said they will not comply. “rally to the virginians!”

      • Thomas T. Tinker says:

        Ack!!!! OK… I consulted my AAA road atlas and that could work. Working out an immigration policy could be… problematic.

      • Good point about the state boundaries. Did you know that in 1778 at the time if the ratification of the Constitution, Virginia included Kentucky and Massachusetts included Maine?

  4. The Last American says:

    Glad to see you put up the article from American Thinker on the Socialist Mind Game. I read it yesterday and could not sleep last night.

    I read this comment of The Modern Survivalist blog today but it bears repeating I think, “America is in the middle of a cold Civil War and it’s our task to prevent it from going hot”. Food for thought?

    The problem is, after Robert’s sell out on Obummer Care and now the tax hikes in the Fiscal Cliff deal, it seems as if both parties are on the same side in the war.

    • The Last American,

      How many survivalist blogs are there? That’s another one I’ve never heard of, lol sometimmes I think every survivalist or prepper has a survival blog…

      • The Last American says:

        I hope that I have not offended you. You do a great job and Survivalist Blog is one of the 2-3 sites I check out on a daily basis. (I guess I’m a survival whore)

        The Modern Survivalist is hosted by the guy from Argentina, who wrote the book about the crash of his country’s economy, and the events afterward. Much like you, he seems well grounded in reality. He also discounts much of what, JWR say’s on his site and fiction books.

        I believe that the Good Book speaks about a wise man having many counselors, I hope that you understand.

        • The Last American,

          No not at all – just trying to stay up to date with all of the new blogs is impossible for me…

        • PGCPrepper says:

          That was a cool post. Very loyal and tactful. MD provides an awesome outlet and obviously spends a lot of time to allow for everyone to say their piece. I personally give him a pass on pretty much anything he says or, at least, a peaceful protestation if I were to be in disagreement. Doubt I could muster my own blog myself. I’m sticking with MD.

      • georgeislearning says:

        We each should have enough information to have a blog of our own thats for sure

  5. Tactical G-Ma says:

    Just when we get past that Mayan thing gaziliion other reasons emerge to keep us in fear. Bad things will happen and the government can never be trusted or relied upon. So what’s new?

    Hi-ho, hi-ho, it’s off to prep I go!

  6. Land of disposable people ? well , what do the British Empire , the Soviet Union ……and now the US have in common ? Everywhere in the world they went , the people in those countries couldn’t wait to get rid of them . Here at home ,the PC movement and propaganda tells us that nobody is disposable ……….except WHITE people .

    Cant discipline children ? the liberals have made it to the point that parents must bargin or bribe their kids now , if you spank or swat you kid , you go to jail . Now as a result , you see disrespect on a level not seen in almost any other country . You see young people with entitlement and no self responsibility .

    Gun sales soar ? GOOD !!!! that will make it just that much harder to control .

  7. riverrider says:

    took a road trip to the nearest gandermountain store. ZERO 22lr bullets. zero 223, even though it was a sale item. even the 30-30 was sold out. nothing left but $50 a box superduper shells left, and some 30-06 fmj. that was scarey. zero tactical anything but shotguns, no surprise there. plenty of overpriced handguns,that was a surprise. the ban panic doesn’t explain the shortage of 22lr to me. am i missing something?

    • We can’t find .22 for target/plinking anywhere. There is still a bit of pricey .22 but no 9mm to be found in my area. I bought out one dinky “good ole boy” gun store a few days back … and my gun range is only selling their 9mm for use at the range. Did get the last 9mm reloading dies at the local Scheel’s … now to find bullets…

      Same store was sold out of .223, .30-06, .308. They did have a bit of 7.62X54 left. And a bunch of .38 special and .357 (which we didn’t need). Also .45 ACP there but very inflated price.

      • riverrider says:

        vic, 38 is gone here. there was PLENTY of 40s&w, but 9 and 45 were short. i finally found some online at cabelas. they were sold out the other day, so the ammo must be trickling in somewhat.

    • Backwoods Prepper says:

      No .22 in WV or MS what up with that? lol

      • Thomas T. Tinker says:

        Trading stock? Hillbilly pocket change? Cheappeaceofmind? Can’t think of anything cute…………. lol

  8. I don’t understand why anyone would want to collect, store, or keep american currency. If the SHTF then most of the sheep will just see it as a nickle, dime, or quarter. Not what it’s made of, and even if you told em they probably wouldn’t believe you. IMO you’d be better off buying silver rounds or bars. At least they say silver on them.

    Maybe someone else can enlighten me to why we should actually keep american currency. To my untrained eye it is going to be worthless someday.

    • riverrider says:

      yeah but in the meantime you need gobs of cash to pay taxes and insurance. and buy last minute preps:)

      • Which still doesn’t say why you’d want to horde nickles or pre 65 dimes and quarters. If our economy collapses (which is where it looks like it’s going) then those coins will be worthless.

        • SW,

          No sir, these coins will not be worthless because they hold real value because of the metal content of each coin. Just as gold and silver have always had value because they are REAL money not like fiat currency that derives its value from government regulation or law…

          • I guess what Im concerned about is around 90% of the population will just seem them as a nickle, dime, or quarter. Not what their metal content is… Unlike gold and silver. so when it comes time to barter for items… .some will say… well that’s just a nickle…. vs someone saying.. that’s an ounce of silver… thus probably worth more.

            • Tactical G-Ma says:

              I don’t remember which book, but one I read told of a man that collected plain gold wedding bands. They are stamped of percentage of gold and easily stored. They are small enough in value to be easily negotiated. I thought that was a good idea.

            • GoneWithTheWind says:

              I tend to agree with SW on this. Gold and silver are understandable to everyone and on’t need to be explained. More importantly when TSHTF everyone will want gold and silver. I don’t see a big rush after TSHTF to trade food or ammo for nickles. I don’t disagree that today the value of the nickle in the coin (and the copper in a penny) is worth more then the face value but that’s it! No useful value. A screw or a nail may be more valuable then a nickle after TSHTF. A sheet of plywood might be extremely valuable. A bucket of rice or wheat will certainly be valuable. A stack of 2×4’s, tools, roofing, firewood, garden seeds, pots & pans, etc. will be more valuable. I once used a penny for a washer, drilled a hole in it and screwed it in place. That penny was more valuable because a washer would have cost me $.12 at the store plus my time and gas to go get it. But I still would rather have 5 lbs of 16 p nails then the equivalent face value in nickles after TSHTF.

            • SW:

              I agree with you, however I spend the day at my table at the gun show. I watched those 90%’ers pay $1200-1700 for $700 ARs, and $40 for $12.50 magazines.

              We prep, we research, we share so we are not part of the 90%.

          • That is why if you live in the US , its better to buy american minted coins of precious metals vs. foreign minted coins , an american eagle 1 oz silver coin everybody knows , a 1oz silver chinese panda coin or 1 oz canadian , etc . may be much harder to pass because people may not feel comfortable with it .

            • The problem with that is…. if you look at the back of the American Eagle.. .It says “one dollar”. So for the majority of folks they are going to think the coin is only worth one dollar. The average person isn’t gonna understand the silver content… instead they will go by the denomination on the coin. I think that’s why I settled on silver rounds. Looks like coinage, but only says .999 silver on them with the weight.

              And another way of thinking about this… if you’re buying American Eagles.. then you putting money into the pockets of the same govt. that is trying to screw us over.

        • SW:

          Trade items, where coins or goods, are to fill in where you failed to prep. It should not be used to replace your preps, just supplement them. I sort through my change and save the nickels and pre ’81 pennies (copper vs. zinc).

  9. I was out in another larger town some 2 hours from here. I was looking at my favorite gun shop; they have plenty of hardware and ammo, but they are the only one today. And they had taken out 7 racks of rifles. They’ve sold 150 AR style rifles in the last 2+ weeks, and are out of high-cap mags of any type.

    I did find one more pound of powder that I was looking for, but even components are weak and the ones that are used for 223/308 are out, and most of the magnum style pistol powders are out too.

  10. Just when I thought I had seen it all. The govt surprises me yet once more. This time it is state govt.

    A Kansas man who donated sperm to a lesbian couple so they could have a child said on Wednesday he is shocked the state is now trying to make him pay child support.

    full story …

  11. At least we aren’t to this point…. .Yet!

    A 15-year-old is suing the Icelandic state for the right to legally use the name given to her by her mother. The problem? Blaer, which means “light breeze” in Icelandic, is not on a list approved by the government.

  12. And a continual assualt on the United States Constitution. I guess the 6th Amendment means nothing to this ***wipe.

    President Barack Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act of 2013 on Wednesday, despite his own threat to veto it over prohibitions on closing the Guantanamo Bay prison camp.

    Civil liberties advocates had roundly criticized the bill over Guantanamo and a separate section that could allow the military to indefinitely detain American citizens on suspicions of supporting terrorism.

    Just as he did with last year’s version of the bill, however, Obama decided that the need to pass the NDAA, which also sets the armed forces’ $633 billion budget for the 2013 fiscal year, was simply “too great to ignore,” according to a presidential signing statement released in the early morning hours Thursday.

    Obama’s signature caps an intense sequence of events for opponents of indefinite detention. In November, a bipartisan group of senators amended their chamber’s NDAA bill to prohibit the military from detaining American citizens on American soil. But when the House and Senate met to reconcile their versions of the NDAA, that amendment was stripped out behind closed doors.

    for the whole story

  13. You cant fix stupid

    Police Banned From Denny’s Restaurant After Manager ‘Harassed’ Detectives Over Guns

    • Well Hell everyone(libtards) know that guns kill people!!!!!!!! He was protecting his customers so they would not die……

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