Monday miscellany



M16A1 Rifle Comic, 1968 - a comic book version of how to use the M-16 / AR-15. Thanks to Tommy2rs for the link.

Facebook Monitors Your Chats for Criminal Activity : “Facebook and other social platforms are watching users’ chats for criminal activity and notifying police if any suspicious behavior is detected, according to a report.” Thanks to Tommy2rs for the link.

Yahoo hacked, 450,000 passwords posted online : “Hackers posted online what they say is login information for more than 450,000 Yahoo users.” Thanks to Tommy2rs for the link.

Food Demand Is On The Rise: Why Jim Rogers Is Investing In Farmland : “Legendary Wall Street trader and best-selling author Jim Rogers recently offered this unconventional advice: If you want to get rich, you should be investing in farmland.”

Congressman tells Conservative Activists that fighting for the Constitution is a losing battle : YouTube video. Thanks to Michael G for the link.

NRA draws red line on UN arms treaty : “The National Rifle Association (NRA) warned the United Nations on Wednesday that the effort to craft international rules for weapons sales will go nowhere in Congress if it includes civilian arms.”

For guys only! :-D  … Bikini-clad, gun-toting Israeli woman becomes an Internet sensation : “A photo of a gun-wielding, bikini-clad woman standing on a crowded Tel Aviv beach has become an Internet sensation, with thousands of viewers curious about whether the brunette beauty is part of Israel’s military and why she wasn’t in uniform with her weapon in tow.”

Deputies shoot, kill man after knocking on wrong door : “In the early morning hours, deputies knocked on 26-year-old Andrew Lee Scott’s door without identifying themselves as law enforcement officers. Scott answered the door with a gun in his hand. When we knocked on the door, the door opened and the occupant of that apartment was pointing a gun at deputies and that’s when we opened fire and killed him,” Lt. John Herrell said.”

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Comments

  1. Hunker-Down says:

    Thanks M.D. and Tommy2rs for the links.

    I wanted to print the M16A1 instructions but my old eyes cant read the small print.

    I dumped Facebook many months ago when diligent folks started warning about security issues.

    Jimmy Rodgers is a smart, forward looking business person, but we are broke.

    I checked out that Israeli woman VERY CAREFULLY, several times, and could not see where she put her backup magazine.

    • tommy2rs says:

      Yeah I was disappointed with the resolution on the comic images myself. Even tried turning it into a digital comic in hopes that either zooming or the magnifier in CDisplayex or Comic Rack would make the small print readable. No go on that.

  2. I posted this late yesterday under what did you do to prep.
    I think it is something one should read. I find it remarkable that such was seen at that time and it has continued to this day.

    July 14 Enola Gay put this up on her blog.
    Very interesting as how Paul Harvey could see things so clearly
    “The Destruction of America”
    http://www.paratusfamiliablog.com/

    CAN WE SEE IT NOW???????????????

    • Lantana says:

      Interesting commentary by Paul Harvey, Ellen–thanks for reposting it.

      A few posts down, that blog has a catchy little You-Tube song sung from a zombie’s perspective, if anyone’s into that kind of thing: http://www.paratusfamiliablog.com/2012/06/reasonable-government.html

      • Lantana
        Just wanted people to read it and consider what all the aspects of how he said it and what he said have gone full flower.
        In the 57 years since this came from him things have been whispered aplenty around, things have been done just as they were whispered, and have gone to the depths indicated.
        I believe in a minor way it was shadow and implication of what indeed what was to come.

  3. JP in MT says:

    Thanks for the links. My next truck will have quite a communications suite in it. I also want a scanner for the house.

    Thanks for the PM magazine link. It may have started with the M16 but I remember that it as a monthly magazine on preventative maintenance and always had something I could use in it.

    • worrisome says:

      JP a question? If you had a scanner for the house would it pick up their tactical channels when LE had an op like this going?

      • JP in MT says:

        worrisome:

        It would depend upon the department. There are scanners that will pick up their frequency, and there are software apps that will do it too. Unfortunately my LOE’s in this area are so small that they don’t register on the apps.
        Some departments have the funds to have encrypted communications. Here it’s not, you just need to know the frequency (or have a little patience and find them). If I was still in the service I could borrow a spectrum analyzer and find them quick but at $27,000 each, I don’t personally have one.

  4. SurvivorDan says:

    Tragic about the wrong door knock. Did the deputies consider that a homeowner might come to the door (especially at night) with a weapon in hand out of apprehension? As an LEO I have been in a couple of situations where a property owner appeared with a firearm in hand, We did not blast as a reflex action.
    I have seen folks hurt unnecessarily by deputies and it was usually an over reaction due to the fear factor. LEOs are human. They can feel fear…..and can over react.

    Perhaps the resident’s demeanor and actions made it unpreventable, I wasn’t there to judge the deputies. Still tragic and troubling. I pray for all involved.

    • SurvivorDan,

      Yep, we were not there – the article said that the police did not announce the fact that they were the police before bursting through the door. I’ve personally, answered the door at 4:00 am when the police were looking for someone at the apartments where I lived at the time – and I had a Glock 19 in hand held behind my back. They never knew that I had a gun. They were polite, asked a couple of questions and left.

      But it seems that many police act more like military troops in a war zone than police in a civilian police force. No matter whom they were looking for they should announce the fact of who they are and their intentions before busting down the door.

      Just like police shooting chained and caged dogs or five pound lap dogs. Firing a weapon should be the last option, not the first. No one would fault the police or anyone else for shooting a dog that was actually attacking. Unfortunately, too many police have the altitude of us vs. them, and that the population is their “subjects” and that they can treat them however they want and without respect.

      I’m sure that you have seen this type of officer first-hand…

      • Bam Bam says:

        I agree with you here, M.D. And if police get the wrong address, they should be put on trial for home invasion–and here in Florida that’s a minimum 20 years in prison. Knocking down someone’s door in the middle of the night requires a bit more attention to detail than delivering a pizza.

        • apower outage made my brand new alarm go off,unbeknownst to me. i woke to a loud angry type pounding on my door with no lights to turn on. i answered my door with a flashlight and my “house gun” (a 12 gauge). i guess i should be glad the police officer didnt shoot me. i did what i thought was best for my family. when i realized it was a cop,i put the gun down on my couch and shined the light on my hands so he could see they where empty. he didnt seem alarmed but was a little angry that my alarm kept going off. i told him it wouldnt happen again and told the alarm company,one more time,and come get the system out of my house.thankfully,it never happened again. it never entered my mind that answering a mid night door knock,armed,could get me killed.

      • SurvivorDan says:

        You, MD, hid the pistol and were doubtless in turn politely responsive to their inquiries. I like that as I would never tell anyone not to have a gun at hand when answering the door to someone who ‘looks’ like a police officer. Make certain they are who they say they are. Too easy to get a uniform and a shield with official looking credentials.

        I have lost brother officers to permanent injury and death in the line of duty. Almost lost my own brother when he was with S.D.P.D.
        I have seen incredible courage and restraint by officers.
        but, unfortunately that is not always the case.
        Occasionally (I understand that the infrequency offers no solace to the victim) I have seen more violence used than necessary. It usually manifested itself because the officer was afraid or lost his dispassionate professionalism because of rage.
        As a civilian, I try not to appear threatening and do not make any startling movements when dealing with LEOs and even armed folk.
        I have had unsolicited contact with police officers twice recently (I did not show a shield) and both officers were polite and even accommodating. Their mannerisms after making initial contact and assessment with me showed a relaxed guard (not good actually….for them) as I am a harmless looking (armed to the teeth) little old guy.
        I think the departments that have brass with the ‘folks-is-subjects’ attitude have the most problems. Runs downhill. Too many politicians at the top with no empathy for the common man and no respect for our Constitution.

  5. village idiot says:

    Wow on the Israeli soldier. I didn’t see anything like that in Florida. I can just see it now, “Do you have an ACOG or an EO Tech? Cool, I have a…..”.

    Here’s a link to the proposals in the UN Small Arms Treaty, better known as “The Disarm the American Citizen Act”. Because it can serve no other purpose, as civilians are not the actors that are shipping millions of firearms to rogue groups around the World. And the Treaty would have no effect on Iran, No. Korea, Yemen and dozens of other rogue governments that hand out weapons to violent groups around the world who are the most part Islamic or Marxist.

    http://www.captainsjournal.com/2012/07/11/u-n-arms-treaty-dreams-of-international-gun-control/

    • SurvivorDan says:

      How about…..”Wanna clean my gun? ;)” or perhaps….”Ammo, mags or me? Nyuk-nyuk-nyuk!” Yep…..I need some better pick up lines.

  6. SurvivorDan says:

    regarding the Israeli woman with the weapon. I often stroll the river beach clad only in a tasteful, manly, banana hammock with a slung 1895 guide gun. It’s very common here.

  7. SurvivorDan says:

    Go Jim Rogers! See! That’s why I have begun the S.D. farm (green onions and mint in two trays) so that I might cash in on the trend.
    Every gargantuan agri-business had to start somewhere…..

  8. Cold Warrior says:

    I know that the young woman in the swim suit with the M4 is fun. But, isn’t it sad that the people of Irael have to go armed even to the beach.

    On the other hand, isn’t it sad that there are places in NY, Chicago, Miami, Houston, Dallas, Minneapolis, and Detroit, to name a few cities, where I wouldn’t go unarmed either…just say’n.

    • SurvivorDan says:

      Indeed. I too find it sad that I feel compelled to go armed daily and I live at the border of the suburbs and the country. Wish things were better but they will only get worse. We must persevere….

  9. riverrider says:

    thousands of viewers wondering why the bikini clad woman wasn’t wearing a uniform? more likely just the one journalist. maybe its because anybody, not just military, can carry firearms almost anywhere they want. in fact they are encouraged to. rabbi’s have guns in temple, teachers have guns in school, bankers have guns in banks and farmers have guns on their tractors. yet israel isn’t the wild west reincarnate, unless you count the palestinians. thousands indeed.

    • village idiot says:

      river, when I was growing up I carried my deer rifle(Rem M-700 .270 win.) to school so I wouldn’t have to go home after school and pick it up before I went to the deer stand. I stored it in my locker, which had no lock or a place for a lock for that matter. No problem, people were used to it, and no one thought it unusual. We also left our windows up all the time in the summer, and the only lock we had on our doors could be opened with a skeleton key. It was a great time to be a kid and grow up in America.

      • riverrider says:

        indeed. we didn’t know how lucky we were.

        • recoveringidiot says:

          My parents home did not even have a real back door until I left home. Just a nice storm door. They spent a lot of time at the coast back then and when I left they decided to put up a real door but I remember going by to check on the house for them and find they left the new door unlocked. Those times are long gone, the crackheads don’t even slow down to check if its locked just start kicking until it opens. A mower not under lock and key don’t stand a chance, maybe a day or two and you’ll wake up to find it gone.

          Yes, we were lucky and didn’t even know it. Those times are gone and likely won’t come back for a long time.

        • village idiot says:

          river, did you check out that link on the UN Small Arms Treaty? It’s a gun grabber’s delight. One wonders why any American would want to give up our Consitutional rights to a foreign entity. It’s treasonous.

          • riverrider says:

            vi, no but i’ve read a bit on it before and i know anything queen hillary is for is bad news for me.

    • GeorgiaBoy says:

      Well said, Riverrider.

  10. tommy2rs says:

    Lol…The Israeli girl with the rifle made me flash back to The Cramps singing “Bikini Girls With Machine Guns” back (way back) when my kids used to run MTV in the mornings before school.

  11. TarHeel says:

    The bikini clad Israeli girl looks nice but the weapon is useless without a loaded magazine in it. Oh wait she’s going to use it as a club.

    • riverrider says:

      well you can’t see the front. maybe she has a 20 rounder in her top or…..

  12. The guy getting shot by the police has me rethinking my protocal for answering the door at o-dark-thirty. My standard before was Judge in hand, crack the door and see who it is. Now I think I’m going to stand around the corner from the door with my AK trained on the door and seek find out who it is by hollering. If they bust down the door without identifying who they are, they are going to get lit up like Christmas.

    Thanks to the NRA for resisiting as much as they have on this and organizing premptive politics in the HoR.

    As for the bikini chick…I’d go kosher for that :)

  13. Facebook is looked at by big brother !!!!!??????????? no way ! ( sarcasm )
    As for the israeli girl , very cool . here’s one for ya ;)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAtnS6fXcgU&feature=related

  14. T.R.
    Dobra, velmi dobra. What next, the march of the babushka brigade??

    • Pretty women all over the world , I dont mind watching cute Russian girls marching in tight shorts ;)