We Need More of This

Full of win here. Simply full of win.

‘We had nothing to pursue him with,’ said Newport Chief Deputy Philip Brooks, who went outside to see seven of his fleet’s 11 vehicles destroyed.

Denninger’s take on this is really good. He drives the ultimate point home – and no, it’s not about the ‘war on (some) drugs’…

Government — and laws — exist only with the consent of the governed.  This man withdrew his consent.  Yes, he will be punished for that act, and he should be — destruction of property (unless it’s your own) is a crime.  Nonetheless the fact remains that at some point the cost of telling people what to do with their own bodies simply overwhelms the nanny state’s ability to cover it through taxation, if the people decide that the line has been drawn in the wrong place.

We need more of this – and on this level.

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Nervous Laughter

With all the rumblings about Urkel and his drone pr0n obsession, as well as the stories about the USAF & LEOs getting tech upgrades from Uncle Sugar (you) one has to step back and laugh nervously – you know, a little.

I’ve mentioned before that I have built a drone. It was relatively easy and cheap.

It would however seem that my next logical step would be to make that drone, and any future DM drones models include the ability to find DotGov’s toys with accuracy. I’ll get to work on that.

As an aside:

  1. Thanks CA for putting all those links in one post.
  2. I’ve been following Ulsterman’s Whitehouse Insider since he began a year or two ago. I’m not so sure I buy the authenticity completely – YMMV. I do however believe (see the word believe in the Dictionary) that the whole affair is a weather vane for the state of affairs of the executive branch.

Observe & Report

Rich T sends.

My two…

1. The ‘suspect was high on drugs’ mantra may be true, though it is likely a standard propaganda based answer. Here’s why, this is a broad daylight, open attack on a LEO, and while this is Philly, that cannot be a normal thing. It is, by all intents and purposes, an open escalation in the level of violence against the local law. And, while this dude was likely stoned, I doubt his altered state of mind drove him to sustain 4 rounds without much initial effect. Everything must remain normal. Everyone, especially the supporters out in the ‘burbs who actually fund the FSA, have to be placated at all costs. Go to work. Do your commutes. The LEO’s are your friends. All is well. Be well to each other.

2. For the locals to not call 911, or assist in any way is indicative of any inner city in America. Again, maintain normality. All is well. I would venture to guess that out here in the ‘burbs, that response would be different. The other side of the FSA out here still thinks that the state and it’s agents are your friends.

Keep these in mind. Observe and report.

Alternate question & scenario:

How would you, as a III, be able to incorporate this into your OODA loop?

Rich, thanks for putting this out there. Good stuff.

 

An Oathkeeper Aside

Last spring I took my oldest two daughters hiking around an abandoned nuclear reactor. Fun times.

On the way home we stopped by a local sporting goods place that had the venerable Marlin 795 on sale with a $30 rebate. Since I try and get out to an Appleseed event at least once a year, I thought I would go and get a couple since they were almost two for one at this price.

Having also never purchased anything firearms related at one of these sporting goods chains before, I had no idea what to expect. Long waits, poor service, and a seemingly disbelieving attitude toward someone who would “BUY TWO GUNS AT ONCE” (ZMOG!!! – ELEVENTY!!!), I was filling out the 4473’s.

Doing said papieren was a sheriffs deputy from the county which we were in. Requesite banter ensued:

“These are a great deal.”

I answered, “Indeed. Never shot one before. They are for Appleseed. You ever heard of that?”

“No, what’s that?”

I proceed to do the Appleseed song and dance and then the deputy floors me with a statement.

“I’m an Oathkeeper. Lots of my fellow deputies are. Sheriff’s even on board with it.”

I asked, “So you guys really understand what that’s about? Not following orders about violating the rights of the citizens? Could get pretty ugly for you if it comes down to that. You realized how big of a deal that is right? I mean, someone like you comes to take my gear during any type of real or even perceived event, and you and your buddies are going to get lit up. Not to mention what my wife and kids will do to you after I’m gone. I shudder to think about that. Women are violent.”

He got real quiet. It was as if he had some kind of epiphany about the reality of his surroundings and woke up – just a little bit.

He said, “I never really thought about it that way. The idea is sound, but practical application. I just don’t know.”

I answered, “Well, here’s to hoping right? I mean, when and if that day comes, I would imagine it will be pretty dark.”

He stammered, “Uh, yeah…”