So, get inside the loop.

Original link form Mike @ Sipsey Street.

Propaganda spin here.

Your answer to said tyranny here.

Guys, I’m here to tell you. I went from zero to 80% autonomous with about $600 and five working days. Figure out how to get that production cost down to even half of that and you have just out OODA’d dotgov by millions of dollars.

Guess what? Your ROI is way shorter.

The possibilities are endless.

Resistance is the Path of Least Resistance

Like Mike said, opportunity:

As for me, I also see opportunity. Personally, I would like to thank the Clinton, Bush and Obama administrations for spreading out all this military hardware into the hinterland where, in an emergency, the armed citizenry can get its hands on it without having to trespass on a military base.

Listen to Deacon fellow III. Bob the local deputy will forget to put the lock on the armory, but that really doesn’t matter because his response to you taking it won’t be much of anything as it will likely take them days to figure out that it walked out on a Tuesday when the moon was full.

Imagine the disruption. Imagine the cover up as the local constabulary would be remiss to tell the truth that the suppressed and full auto G36 they got from dotgov up and disappeared.

Macro Manuvers Part II

Wow. Two Iran posts in one day.

From Zerohedge, via Bloomberg headlines.

My key takeaway:

This as Germany, Italy, and now France also call back their Ambassador from Iran.

That’s just special. All this while SB 1867 launches itself into the lexicon of US law with the fanfare of the Lee Greenwood crowd.

F’ing traitors:

Ayotte (R-NH)
Barrasso (R-WY)
Blunt (R-MO)
Boozman (R-AR)
Brown (R-MA)
Burr (R-NC)
Casey (D-PA)
Chambliss (R-GA)
Coats (R-IN)
Coburn (R-OK)
Cochran (R-MS)
Collins (R-ME)
Conrad (D-ND)
Corker (R-TN)
Cornyn (R-TX)
Crapo (R-ID)
DeMint (R-SC)
Enzi (R-WY)
Graham (R-SC)
Grassley (R-IA)
Hagan (D-NC)
Hatch (R-UT)
Heller (R-NV)
Hoeven (R-ND)
Hutchison (R-TX)
Inhofe (R-OK)
Inouye (D-HI)
Isakson (R-GA)
Johanns (R-NE)
Johnson (R-WI)
Kohl (D-WI)
Kyl (R-AZ)
Landrieu (D-LA)
Lee (R-UT)
Levin (D-MI)
Lieberman (ID-CT)
Lugar (R-IN)
Manchin (D-WV)
McCain (R-AZ)
McCaskill (D-MO)
McConnell (R-KY)
Menendez (D-NJ)
Moran (R-KS)
Nelson (D-NE)
Portman (R-OH)
Pryor (D-AR)
Reed (D-RI)
Risch (R-ID)
Roberts (R-KS)
Rubio (R-FL)
Sessions (R-AL)
Shaheen (D-NH)
Shelby (R-AL)
Snowe (R-ME)
Stabenow (D-MI)
Thune (R-SD)
Toomey (R-PA)
Vitter (R-LA)
Whitehouse (D-RI)
Wicker (R-MS)

OpFor indeed…

Wisdom

Thanks for posting AP:

In fifty words: Granted mobility, security (in the form of denying targets to the enemy), time, and doctrine (the idea to convert every subject to friendliness), victory will rest with the insurgents, for the algebraical factors are in the end decisive, and against them perfections of means and spirit struggle quite in vain.

-T.E. Laurence

 

Political Observations

Not a political blog. Never will be, though I believe that the following will have drastic impact on FREFOR/OPFOR going forward.

A few predictions and opinions:

  • Romney will emerge as the clear Republican lead and get the nomination. This is based on my suspicion that he already has it sown up and this debate cycle with the rest of the crowd is merely theater to show the populace that they do indeed have some kind of say in big party politics.
  • Obama will win in 2012. Not by the same margin as before, but will eek out a victory and spin it as a crystal clear mandate that he is indeed the chosen one who will in the soon to be immortal words of Chris Rock, “Get his real gangster shit on…”.
  • #gunwalker, while horrible and infecting dotgov across the board, will fizzle and be replaced by something just as bad that will also be ignored by 99% of the Fourth Branch of Government.
  • To distract from the #depression, dotgov will launch some kind of offensive on Iran. This will happen in the next 12 months. Whether it will be initiated by the Israelis is of no consequence. The engagement will eventually become a US operation.

Merely opinions. YMMV.

Covert Operations

So, you’re in shape. You can carry your rifle, reloads, med kit, water, food, & shelter through driving snow/rain, up hill (both ways) for twenty miles without shortness of breath.

Ever wonder when you would ever have the chance to actually do this?

Practical application…

How adept are you with observing people, places, and events? How sharp is your ability to observe and report. How detailed and accurate can you be? How good are you at looking just like everyone else?

PT is always a good idea. Mad skills with implements of destruction as well.

However, when it comes to observe & report, where are you in the great ineffable plan? How unobtrusive can you be while still being effective?