Things Change, Things Stay the Same

The social contract is crumbling before my eyes…

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China Talk

Lots of noise over the China/Japan island dispute and how big, scary China will flex it’s as yet unseen military might. Uh huh. This is not the Asian century. China is not a world player, they are a maker on tiny plastic things for the amusement of the developed world.

This is the most accurate portrayal of that I have ever seen written:

Precisely. When we have used up China to our satisfaction, we can turn to anyone we choose to provide our manufacturing. Like Mexico for example. And they would be happy to do it. Everyone thinks China has us in a corner, when in fact the opposite is true.

China owns US debt. Debt which can be repudiated at a whim and cannot be used to buy anything the US does not want.

China does not have its own market and is decades away from it. Regardless of how many iToys Apple says it sells there.

Messing with Japan is having them expose what is really on their minds and they would be foolish to “flex” their non-existant muscles at Japan or anyone else for that matter.

Their military is a joke, their planes glow infrared like a flare and their single aircraft carrier is a relic.

Im not really sure what they think they will gain from this, but exposing how new they are to the way the world works.

Simple as that…

 

At some level, this was/is true

Perspectives, by Phelps:

There are 800,000 law enforcement officers in America.

The FBI did five million NICS checks for people buying firearms in America — in November and December 2012 alone.

That’s over six guns per cop in the last two months.

Confiscation?  You better start negotiation.

I get the narcissistic arrogance of the regime and cronies in both houses – including Republicans. However, there still must be some level of rationality to empty guns tore shelves, national back orders of 1 million + AR mags, and the fact that .223 is so scarce right now, it’s going for almost $1 a round. Some logical shred of thought has to be in there somewhere. It has echoes of Bob Owens all over it.

If I was someone in the regime’s camp, I would have looked at all the above and said, “uh, hold up there a minute barry, them thar peasants are a might itchy on the trigger there”.

While grabbing a cheeseburger last Friday with a mate, we were discussing the tired old adage, “Why do you need a thirty round magazine?” and I said simply, and perhaps a bit too loud in a public place, “I need it for shooting politicians who have become tyrants…”. There was an echo of “Amen!” & “Bet your ass!”.

Interesting times indeed when Smashburger becomes a hotbed of subversion.

 

 

This…

PDB speaks:

Shortly after Sandy Hook, a friend asked me if I thought we should be more concerned about the enemy, or the quislings on our side. I unhesitatingly responded, our own side. We cannot do much about those who fear freedom, trying to logically argue a person out of an emotional position they arrived at irrationally is nigh on impossible. But there’s no reason to make it harder on ourselves by deliberately staking out positions that upset the tender hearted for no other reason than because we’re mad at the time.

Part of the reason posting has been light on my side. Not sure I have much to contribute that would be ‘reasoned discourse’.

Shhh…OPSEC.