Wednesday miscellany

Chinese Communist Party Mouthpiece Demands Obama Disarm Americans : “Global Times, a newspaper described as an “angry Chinese government mouthpiece,” recently published an editorial in which it called for “urgent gun control,” in the United States, the second Chinese Communist Party publication to do so within the last month.”

Grandmother sues city, police department over June flash grenade incident : “Police came up empty-handed in a search for evidence about threatening Internet posts but only after damaging the house, handcuffing the woman and her granddaughter and seizing their computers, according to the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court at Evansville.”

You know you’re no longer living in a free country when… : “You know you’re no longer living in a free country when the government tells you what you can and cannot put in your body. Or when an unelected board of bureaucrats and corporate insiders can confiscate the assets of hardworking small business owners.”

Who Runs The World? Solid Proof That A Core Group Of Wealthy Elitists Is Pulling The Strings : “Does a shadowy group of obscenely wealthy elitists control the world? Do men and women with enormous amounts of money really run the world from behind the scenes? The answer might surprise you.”

I’ve got to build one of those : “Rich’s “Life Changing Device

Couple who rescued an injured baby deer now face jail time : “Prepare to feel the rage of injustice. An Indiana couple who rescued an injured fawn face possible jail time for harboring the animal.”

79-year-old German man lives, eats with wolves : “An Arctic wolf can devour bloody chunks of bone and meat whole — but that doesn’t stop Werner Freund from cuddling up next to the wild animals, sticking his face in the middle of their meal, and showering them with sloppy French kisses.”

Paycheck shock socks consumer confidence : “The end of a payroll tax break and mixed economic signals from Congress have erased all the gains made by the Consumer Confidence Index in 2012.”

WA State Reps battle UN Agenda 21 with new bills : “United Nations Agenda 21 is based off of the The Commission on Global Governance’s controversial 1995 report entitled “Our Global Neighborhood” that calls for more power to the United Nations in countries affairs, including the United States.”

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  1. It’s a good thing the Evansville grandmother didnt have a family pet.they would have shot it dead! What a nice touch inviting the press along on a major screwup!

  2. There’s some interesting Chinese math going on.

    America is in debt to China + China likes buying U.S. property + China is insisting on U.S. Gun control x China’s communist revolution that left 2 x the entire population of my county dead = what exactly?

    I don’t know about anyone else, but this potential scares me more than economic collapse.

    • riverrider says:

      roger that. i’ve been noticing the correlation myself. sun tsu lays out how to take over a foe without exposing yourself to harm. this is called preparation of the battlespace by the military.

      • This is why it’s so important to fight to keep your firearms. Not just on a personal level because you enjoy shooting sports, hunting and collecting, and not because a few crazies use the gun for the wrong purpose and the government vilifies everybody (which is complete bull) – but because tyranny obviously can come from anywhere.

        Private firearm ownership prevented Japan from invading U.S. soil in WWII. China is smart enough to see what happens when a determined group of locals uses guerrilla warfare on their own turf. The Russian military spent 10 years in Afghanistan and only succeeded in giving the locals more Ak’s and RPG’s. The American military had only slightly more success.

        So yea. Seeing all that, and besides hunting for food, obviously firearms are just as important as food, water and shelter….

        • Actually, the Japanese invaded the Aleutians during WWII, and the experience there shows why they really didn’t invade the main land US — the supply lines were too long and exposed.

          Not that they wouldn’t have been facing a rifle behind every blade of grass, but…

          • worrisome says:

            That is kind of a week analogy in all honesty. The Aleutions are now and were then mostly empty, cold and miserable. Landing in Long Beach California would have been a whole different story as to reception…………

    • Think about these:

      Chinese company eyes Boise
      So much for the great western redout as China gains a foothold there?

      Sell China water from Great Lakes?

      The CIA World Factbook: Country Comparison :: Current account balance
      This entry records a country’s net trade in goods and services, plus net earnings from rents, interest, profits, and dividends, and net transfer payments (such as pension funds and worker remittances) to and from the rest of the world during the period specified. These figures are calculated on an exchange rate basis, i.e., not in purchasing power parity (PPP) terms.

      You’ll find the US at # 194 with a huge negative balance

    • chad in kentucky says:

      Chinas military buildup is also worrisome. Recently read in pop science I think of the massive Chinese military expansion. Russia is also doing the same while were downsizing? China is also importing extra food, a lot from us. Why isn’t the USA stockpiling food instead of sending it to China?

    • This is my #1 biggest concern. The Chinese are methodically planning something big and ugly, and we are falling right into the trap by continuing to borrow from them, allowing them to buy up US land and resources, continue on this “global economy” kick, etc. The next few years will be critical, and we are heading in the absolute wrong direction.

      • Here are figures on how much US energy obama has allowed the chinese to buy up:

        Coupled with this statement in the above mentioned article:

        “Beijing has been developing a proposal in which real estate on American soil owned by China would be set up as “development zones” to establish Chinese-owned businesses and bring in its citizens to the U.S. to work”.

        And this…..has anyone else confirmed that chinese troops are really (or still) in Mexico? this article is from 2011:

        Makes me agree with Nanet – and am VERY concerned.

        • Also, the possibility that Chinese are in Mexico…could this be why the DHS is ordering 7,000 AR-15s to be delivered to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement?

          MD posted this article in Miscellany:

          This question is asked :

          “This brings up the question for another entire article, and here’s the question: Why does immigration need 7,000 full-auto assault rifles? Is there a friggin’ Mexican invasion planned that nobody told me about? Is ICE going to invade Mexico and start a shooting war with the Mexican drug cartels?”

          • riverrider says:

            um negative. the border patrol and ice have been increasingly shot at with full auto weapons stolen/borrowed/sold by the mexican police and military. in one instance the military shot at them to keep bp from catching a narco criminal. the only signifigance to the 7000 rifles is their definition of them as “SUITABLE FOR PERSONAL DEFENSE”, which every congresscritter has denied in ref to those very weapons.

  3. Backwoods Prepper says:

    I too think we are past the point of no return. I have milk goats and we make cheese, yogurt and drink the milk raw. Occasionally we sell to friends and neighbors and I must say if someone comes to take my food that would be the straw that broke the camels back. This is not an isolated incident it happens all the time. There is a documentry on netflix and youtube called Farmaggedon please watch this video.

    • Backwoods Prepper:
      I have been buying local goat milk for over a year. If it is quick chilled, it is especially good.

      A friend is loaning me a milk goat after it gives birth end of May – I am SO EXCITED! I have lots of research to do prior to accepting my husbandry duties…could you recommend websites or books on the subject of basic care, housing and making cheese and yogurt? Also, wouldn’t a goat do better with another companion goat or even a mini horse?

      Thankyou 🙂

      • Backwoods Prepper says:

        Yes goats always do better in pairs. If you can not get another milking Nan you might try picking up a pygmy doe I see them regularly on craigslist for 30.00. online you have and as far as material use MDs link to amazon and buy Storeys guide to raising dairy goats. My favorite yogurt recipe; I just strain a quart of fresh, warm milk into a sterilized wide-mouthed quart jar, filling it to about an inch and a half from the top. Then I stir in two tablespoons of plain, live culture yogurt, such as Dannon, from the store. This needs to be mixed in quite well or you’ll get lumpy yogurt. Hold this at about 110 degrees until it has thickened. This can be done by wrapping it in a towel and setting it in a warm place. This can be on top of your refrigerator, on a book shelf, on the oven door of your wood range, or wherever it will maintain a warm temperature for several hours. It may take longer. Be patient. It is done when you can take a knife blade and stick it gently into the yogurt and it parts nicely. You can now use this yogurt to start your next batch and so on for as long as it tastes great. If the taste starts to sour, start over again with the store yogurt as you’ve captured some not so nice bacteria. It’s acid, however, so you won’t get food poisoning. It’s just a matter of taste. It takes about a quarter of a cup of homemade yogurt to culture a quart of new milk. Do not use more than a quarter cup it will make it runny not thicker.

    • +1
      That was one of the movies I watched with spurred my current path toward buying from small local farms.

  4. I wonder what kind of threatening post warrant a swat team? Maybe they should have done some survelance on the home before they raided it? Heck a flashbang grenade might kill me,I have seizures without the aid of a grenade.Talking about overkill. And I do mean kill.What if someone resisted in that attack?

    • axelsteve,

      They like knocking down doors and raiding homes makes them feel tough. Why not go to the door knock and present a search warrant? Why the S.W.A.T. raids and flash bangs at 3:00 in the morning for traffic violations…? I can see the need in some cases but someone making a threat on the internet probably does not call for a S.W.A.T. team raid in most cases.

      • As we are working on the design of the house we want, I told the architect that I wanted secure access. He asked for specifics. I said “when the neo-ninja’s show up at 2 AM and try to break in. I want to be able to go our and offer them coffee and biscuits at 7AM because they are tired and frustrated”. He laughed and threw out the drawings for the ground floor he was about to show me.

      • SurvivorDan says:

        Ruby Ridge is the starkest reminder of how evil THEYwhowillnotbementioned really are. And how confident THEY are that THEY can spin nearly everything using THEIR captive mainstream news media. Entrapment leads to unannounced raid, shooting a dog, murdering a boy, shooting a man in the back, killing a woman, etc. And at first THEY were portrayed as the good guys stopping some nefarious threat! Tough guys indeed. Simpering pukes.
        sic semper tyrannis

        • Wonder whatever happened to that attorney, Spence was his last name that helped get the word out on that situation and defended Randy somewhere in that mess….

          • riverrider says:

            w, they went after him but got handed their buttocks. since then he’s defended many such cases, many at no cost.

    • If you really want to know what will happen if you resist, even if they have your address wrong read this:

      I firmly believe this guy was SWATTED, for what reason I do not know. Possibly he saw something he shouldn’t have at work?

  5. About the guy with the wolves. I suggest he check out the documentary movie “Grizzly Man”.

    I’ll wager a similar flick can be made about him soon.

    • MikeM.

      There is a book, Never Cry Wolf, by Farley Mowat on living with the Arctic wolf. A movie was also made about Mowat and the book. The book was controversial when written about 50 years ago. A friend took me to a lecture by Mowat in the late 6o’s when I was stationed in Alaska. Mowat was not well liked as the wolf per conventional wisdom and the wolf alone was the reason moose and the caribou herds were disappearing; not from the obvious overhunting, poaching , the disregard of all hunting rules and regulations by the populace (frontier/territorial mentality) and lack of enforcement of wildlilfe regulations..

      • I also have been to Alaska ………….all I can say about it as far as the hunting and fishing goes is this ………..If you can starve in Alaska , you must be retarded .

      • Yeah,

        I saw that movie when I was young. It influenced me. I’ll never forget him deciding to prove that a large carnivore can exist on nothing but mice by… existing on nothing but mice for an entire season.

        To see a guy boiling, frying, and popping mice into his mouth by the handfuls is something I don’t expect to forget in this lifetime. That scene where all the mice who had been pestering him for months realized he was a predator and quickly clearing out was classic. I recommend the film to anyone on this board.

        I also keep that in mind for a plan D survival strategy. After minnows and snails, but before insects.

    • Tactical G-Ma says:

      My thoughts exactly!

  6. Of course the Chinese want us disarmed. They know they cant try and take the country over until we are. The govt may be broke… but the people are armed and willing to defend the country.

  7. SW True dat! An unarmed populace is so much easier to control or make pliable to there demands. It helps also if they are hungry.

    • livinglife says:

      citizen or subject? I will be a citizen. The subjects will be crying to become one.
      The LA riots was a wake call to a lot of people who seem to have fallen back asleep.

  8. I like the chicken watering device. I’m show it to my wife to reinforce why I don’t throw stuff away….you just never know.

  9. Last Friday, we got the 1st of my wife’s checks for the new year that would be a standard check. I was happy that we only lost out on about $4.2 weeks. Then I got mad, thinking “why am I happy that I ONLY LOST $4?” With the rising cost of our daily supplies, I just lost money I could see.

    • Additionally what didn’t show up was that we were only able to put $2,500 into the Medical Savings Plan vs. the $3,900 we were able to put in last year (No tax increases for the middle class, remember?). So now, I’m even madder because it was more than $4!

      • It’s in the grand scheme of things… They want you reliant on govt handouts. If they tax you to death then you wont be able to afford the stuff yourself.

  10. The Grandmother in Evansville incident is a perfect example of why it’s imperative to secure wireless internet devices with WPA and strong passwords. While there is no excuse for the behavior of the police in this matter the whole thing could have been avoided by preventing the open access to her network in the first place.

  11. Apropo of nothing in the miscellany as usual for me but since the big red back to the top button is so well liked I thought I’d tell you that you always had that ability right there in your keyboard.

    Press Ctrl + Home at the same time and get whisked to the top of any page you happen to be on if the page designer hasn’t been as kind as MD is to provide you with an easy button.

  12. “Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive.” C. S. Lewis

  13. Tactical G-Ma says:

    Re: Shadow Government, Illuminati, Bilderberg Group, Bohemian Grove, Skull and Crossbones, and Free Masons all exist. The organizations all have members who are rich and powerful. Which group has the greatest global influence? Who knows? I am certain they aren’t Baptists!

    • wicked props says:

      have you checked out the Illuminati card game? kinda made me paranoid.

      • Tactical G-Ma says:

        I haven’t seen that game. I am sitting here racking my brain trying to remember a European group that predates Nazi Germany and may just be something like the Illuminati but the groups mission is world domination. It seems like its name had Guard in it. Anyone remember?

    • If they get up in the morning , go to sleep at night , eat , s*it , and move around …………………..they can be killed . Sooner or later the opportunity presents itself . A world in chaos is safe for no one . The old saying that even the best laid plans can turn to shit , the moment they are put into practice , seems to be a constant …………………….I think God put Murphy’s law on the earth to help humble the high and mighty ( and everybody else ) . One world order / rule may be an ambition for those , but human nature is another constant that seems to undo all things , somebody always wants more than the other guy……even at the top . I do however think we are approaching a cataclysmic event along the same lines as WW1 and WW2 was to the generation that had to go through it , with the same far reaching affects . I hope everybody here makes it .

    • tgma. I have a buddy who worked at the Bohemian grove for 6 or 7 years. He is very interesting or a crackpot depending on your point of view. I would call him a grayman in how he runs his life.

  14. Strong arm tactics of the NYPD

    The family of a 7-year-old boy has filed a lawsuit against the NYPD after they say the boy was handcuffed for nearly ten hours, all over a measly few bucks.

    The New York Post reports Wilson Reyes was accused of stealing five dollars from another student at his Bronx school, although the family maintains he actually found the money on the ground.

    For the full story…

  15. Can anyone give me an honest assessment of 1st gen NVG’s vs 2nd gen? Is it really worth the major increase in price?

    • Tactical G-Ma says:

      I did all the research some time ago and don’t recall the difference except usually each gen improves resolution and range. I selected mine by determining how they would be used. Unless you are doing recon or some swat work I couldn’t justify the thousands of dollars. 4th gen is awesome but $9k?
      I live in my bol. My use is for stealth observation in the event of trespassers. In my mind my use would be upon hearing a noise or having my dog react, I would go ninja which actually hangs on my bedroom wall, put on NVG. Slip around outside around the house and identify source. I would be prepared with noiseless weapons along with guns. I would hate to shoot a relative just trying to seek refuge.
      I started by ordering the kids toy NVG from Amazon for around $50. They have 4 colors and about 50 ft. Range and about a 20ft field. These are perfect for my needs and would be super for map reading or camp negotiation.
      I recommend starting cheap then determining your needs.

      • SurvivorDan says:

        Of course I like the Ninja usefulness of NVGs but if you have to go really cheap I recommend a 10 million + candlepower portable search light. Lights up the night (obvious drawbacks – I know) blinding, disorienting and reveals all. A few years ago, I was with another deputy out by the river searching for a missing old man. The 2nd gen NVGs were not very useful so I lit up the river with one of my portable search lights.
        Different application, I admit, but I have used it on an intruder on my property and he was disoriented and paralyzed by the blinding glare. He didn’t move! Relatively cheap alternative to NVGs.

        • Out of the question… Im after stealth… not giving away my position… otherwise I’d just use a red light.

    • riverrider says:

      sw, i used to repair/maintain night vision for the military. gen 1 is pretty much a toy. yes, it works to about 50 feet with good ambient light, but do you really want to be that close before you see them? gen2 is only marginally better, so maybe not justified expense. you can find gen1 with ir illuminators, which gives you much better range and clarity but the tradeoff is anyone with a nvd can see that ir light like a flashlight. gen3 like the pvs7 can be had for 3k-ish. pvs5’s with gen2+ or gen3 tubes can be had in the 2k range, thats what i have. they allow good hands free movement. my veiw is that before you buy that 3rd or 4th rifle, invest in night vision. the bad guys come out at night, and nvd is a HUGE advantage. thats just me. oh, for 2k you can get intro level FLIR thermal scopes, which in some instances are even better than nvd’s. if you can’t afford good milspec nvd’s, then get the 150.00 scopes, but get something. just be aware of their limits and never get dependent on electronics. there are books on nightfighting. painting a white stripe on trees facing your defensive position is one tip found in the books. in low light you can see when something passes between you n the tree……. there are “digital” nvd’s too, they MUST have the ir source to work, and again its visible to another nvd and one i checked was even visible to naked eye in the dark. hope this helps. this is as deep as i can go into it here. good luck

      • Thanks for the info. MD pass along my email to RR. RR… if you’re willing to go into it deeper via email shoot me a message. I really want gen 3 but they are out of my budget. Figured a gen 1 was better than nothing.. but I might be able to swing a gen 2

        • SurvivorDan says:

          Can understand that. I dig stealth. But if you can’t see anything cuz you are sans night vision googles and hiding is no longer an option. And conflict is imminent….blinding light can be a weapon. I have used it many times as a LEO. Very effective. Not a perfect tool, as none are, but very effective if applied judiciously. I respectfully add……to each his own.

        • riverrider says:

          i thought you were a fed. get them to give you one:)…jus funnin. the rest is techno jargon. like i said, something is better than nothin, just watch you ir emissions if your quarry has nvd too. buy as much as you can afford. jrh enterprise carries them. their flir is kinda high i think.

          • Feds wear duty belts too 🙂 I’d love to get them to give me a set… but I cant keep their grubby hands out of my retirement… I know they wont part with a nice set of NVD’s

  16. Just wanted to pop in and share this link with yall. Note “anti-gooberment” and “survivalist”.

    A very sad situation….

  17. Belize is looking better everyday. anyone else want to go???

    • Tactical G-Ma says:

      Belize ain’t so safe either. Just warmer.

    • SurvivorDan says:

      Honduras, Guatamala and soon Belize are off limits as the drug cartels have shifted many operations thataway and are killing everyone. Honduras and Guatemala were two of my chosen retirement spots (fond memories) until I researched the recent changes in safety/security there.

      “Belize ain’t so safe either. Just warmer.” Tac G-Ma

      Very true. Not many good places left to retreat outside the country. Going to Philippines and Palau soon to scout.

    • Im thinking maybe Switzerland…. at least they WANT you armed.

      • SurvivorDan says:

        I believe that each trained citizen has a select fire weapon in his/her home with appropriate ammo…….to be issued later by the government when it deems it is necessary. 😉
        A little different than here. We have guns and we have our own ammo.

        • SurvivorDan says:

          Yup. The Swiss citizens never had more than 98 rounds for their 5.56 and 9mm weapons. Their government first restricted the amount of ammo and then beginning in 2007, issued a recall of all ammo for those weapons. To be doled out by THEM as THEY see fit. Control. As of March 2011 more than 99% of ammo issued to Swiss citizens/militia had been returned to the government.
          They want the citizens armed but not with any ammo…..

  18. Annie Nonymous says:

    China has shown that they are our overlords, and the dotgov is paying homage to their masters with the ongoing efforts to turn us into a chinese state by doing as their master demands. You are surprised that the dotgov is working every angle to subvert the rights of the American Citizenry? They’re following their orders like good puppets. Remember when the webservices bowed to Chinese demands? Notice how the dotgov is able to monitor its citizenry without one restriction? Chinese subject control in action… in what used to be the USA. Also remember… China used Hong Kong as a test to understand us… so they knew where to aim their wirk. What they perfected taking over HK and changing it to ChiCom was a subject study how to take over the other free countries.

    Kinda reminds me of Petain in WW2… except we are the French, and there’s not a couple superpowers out there to help US overthrow our vichy quislings…

  19. But it was Nikita Khrushchev who said that Russia would not invade the USA because every house had a gun in it and it would take more troops than they had to invade us. Yes, the concern now is China. They R buying up the USA and getting control of our energy supplies, land to build Chinese operated cities, etc. If we R not concerned now, we had better get concerned or many of us will end up in one of those DHS black coffins they have purchased!

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