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  1. desert rat

    What if we are being monitored?

    No doubt! I think that they're keywords that becomes alerts. Yet like them, I don't trust "them" either. I also don't put much faith in the news media. Ever listen to coast2coastam? Great talk radio show! Lots of good info. John B. Wells is one of my favorite. Of course Noory. You can really get news of "interest" first here.
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    new cub

    DITTO!!!!!! Congrats T-wolf,,,,,,hope all is well.....
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    An Ammo heads-up for M4 owners!! FYI

    FYI: I was recently talking to a friend who told me that he'd purchased some 5.56 mil-spec ammo=420rds in an ammo can at Wal-Mart of all places! He'd found it in a near-by city. It's not online, or I couldn't find it. With me living in the sticks, I go to my local WallyWorld and guess what? Sure enough, they had it! I picked up two ammo cans 840 rds. and the price is very, "I say again" very reasonable! No shipping cost on this stuff. It is mil-spec surplus 5.56 green tip ammo. You may want to check your local wal mart when/if shopping there.
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    My drunk post

    Musta been a long time ago Sir and either they didn't think much of Commisioned Officers, or the government just didn't pay much for fighting indians....LOL jus kidding. VT, We've got a lot more respect for you guys than you think pal. You basically juggle two different lives. I don't think I could do it. Two peckerheads doesn't equal "all". I'd trust you on my 6 more than you'll know troop....You keep on, keepin on dude. You got guts and I'm sure you'll reach down and pull those boot strings tight and climb outa that hole you think you may or may not be in. Life gets tough at times, I think you're a little tougher.
  5. I thought they were worth posting. dr The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government. Was the government to prescribe to us our medicine and diet, our bodies would be in such keeping as our souls are now. I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it. “Laws that forbid the carrying of arms...disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes... Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.” (Quoting Cesare Beccaria) The beauty of the Second Amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it. The policy of the American government is to leave their citizens free, neither restraining nor aiding them in their pursuits. No man has a natural right to commit aggression on the equal rights of another, and this is all from which the laws ought to restrain him. To take from one because it is thought that his own industry and that of his father’s has acquired too much, in order to spare to others, who, or whose fathers, have not exercised equal industry and skill, is to violate arbitrarily the first principle of association—the guarantee to every one of a free exercise of his industry and the fruits acquired by it. I think myself that we have more machinery of government than is necessary, too many parasites living on the labor of the industrious. (Back then!) When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty. I am not a friend to a very energetic government. It is always oppressive. Shake off all the fears of servile prejudices, under which weak minds are servilely crouched. Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call on her tribunal for every fact, every opinion. Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason than that of blindfolded fear. The god who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time: the hand of force may destroy, but cannot disjoin them. In matters of style, swim with the current; In matters of principle, stand like a rock. What country can preserve its liberties if its rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions that I wish it to be always kept alive. It will often be exercised when wrong, but better so than not to be exercised at all. The majority, oppressing an individual, is guilty of a crime, abuses its strength, and by acting on the law of the strongest breaks up the foundations of society. When wrongs are pressed because it is believed they will be borne, resistance becomes morality. Were we directed from Washington when to sow and when to reap, we should soon want bread. The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. But it does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods, or no God. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg. The price of freedom is eternal vigilance. God forbid we should ever be twenty years without such a rebellion. The people cannot be all, and always, well informed. The part which is wrong will be discontented, in proportion to the importance of the facts they misconceive. If they remain quiet under such misconceptions, it is lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty.... And what country can preserve its liberties, if its rulers are not warned from time to time, that this people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to the facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure. Of liberty I would say that, in the whole plenitude of its extent, it is unobstructed action according to our will. But rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add “within the limits of the law,” because law is often but the tyrant’s will, and always so when it violates the right of an individual. It is strangely absurd to suppose that a million of human beings, collected together, are not under the same moral laws which bind each of them separately. Liberty is the great parent of science and of virtue; and a nation will be great in both in proportion as it is free. He who knows nothing is closer to the truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors. I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them. I have sworn on the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man. I have never been able to conceive how any rational being could propose happiness to himself from the exercise of power over others. To compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical. In a government bottomed on the will of all, the...liberty of every individual citizen becomes interesting to all. I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it. Say nothing of my religion. It is known to God and myself alone. Its evidence before the world is to be sought in my life: if it has been honest and dutiful to society the religion which has regulated it cannot be a bad one. The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not. Most bad government has grown out of too much government. Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty. The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the Constitution so the second will not become the legalized version of the first. A wise and frugal government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor and bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government. I never will, by any word or act, bow to the shrine of intolerance or admit a right of inquiry into the religious opinions of others. Sometimes it is said that man cannot be trusted with the government of himself. Can he, then, be trusted with the government of others? A free people [claim] their rights as derived from the laws of nature, and not as the gift of their chief magistrate. The right of self-government does not comprehend the government of others. An elective despotism was not the government we fought for. History, in general, only informs us what bad government is. If there is one principle more deeply rooted in the mind of every American, it is that we should have nothing to do with conquest. It is better to tolerate that rare instance of a parent’s refusing to let his child be educated, than to shock the common feelings by a forcible transportation and education of the infant against the will of his father. The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground. I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just. The man who reads nothing at all is better than educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.
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    Interesting quotes of Thomas Jefferson

    You're welcome mam. I thought of it as a good little read. <object style="height: 390px; width: 640px"><param name="movie" value=""><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"><param name="allowScriptAccess" value="always"><embed src="" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" allowScriptAccess="always" width="640" height="360"></object> Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)
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    My drunk post

    I've had some guys who are retiring from the Guard/Reserve now tell me they have to wait till they're 59 to draw any compensation for their service. Go figure? I was also told it was based on points which I have no idea of what they were talking about. However, I must say I don't know your situation. Most employers cringe at the thought of having to go up against veterans affairs regardless of what state they're in. You musta made a chit list or something. I've made a few of those myself but it was the Capt. or LTCs. Usually followed by an azz chewing by the Sgtmaj. It really pisses me to hear you've been done like that by employers. dr
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    My drunk post

    Dude! You're outa line! JMO Grant it, it was pretty chittie and most obvious the two in question were thinking with their lower brains but don't knock us lifers down. I can understand you're being upset. The MPs or Provost Marshall should be brought into this and they should be dealt with by the UCMJ. Your vehicle should be repaired! If you're having problems from your deployment by your employer(s) get DAV involved!! If you're deployed, you might not get your old job back, but you're guaranteed a job with the company you left. 1. Know Your Rights: There are many federal (and also state) laws in place to protect you, first and foremost being the Uniformed Services Employment And Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA). Be sure to familiarize yourself with this Act, and check with state offices to see what other benefits and protection you qualify for. 2. Avoid Job Conflicts: Don't take your employer's support for granted, and be sure to work with him or her to make your transition in and out of the military as smooth as possible. There's a guide to (Avoiding Job Conflicts). 3. Use Your Support Services: Be sure to check out the National Committee For Employer Support Of The Guard And Reserve (ESGR), which will help both you and your employer. Visit the official ESGR Website, and you will find resources, guides, useful services and more. Airborne !!!!!
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    I got this in an e-mail and copied and pasted it here. It is the way I recieved the content in the message. I don't exactly have time to research it and won't for the next 10-12 days. Could some check the fact of the matter out. Will gun companies disappear? If it is false the forum mods just might want to discard this. Just curious and short on time........thanks, dr Guess Who's Buying Gun Companies? I checked this out and it's true. Marlin Firearms is already closing it's doors! They are doing it to us America ! Even if you do not own a gun you need to know this. This needs to be spread to all gun owners and sportsman. We cannot rely on the media to inform us of these type of matters. SOMETHING YOU MAY NOT KNOW THAT IS HAPPENING Who is buying companies, manufacturing guns ????? For the last several years a company called The Freedom Group has been buying up gun and ammunition manufacturers. Some of the companies are Bushmaster, Marlin, Remington, DPMS, Dakota Arms and H&R. Some people worry that this Freedom Group is going to control most of the firearms companies in the United States . If you control the manufacturers you can decide to stop selling to civilians. What a perfect way to control guns. Now if you do some digging you will see that The Freedom Group is owned by a company called Cerberus Capital Management. Guess who controls Cerberus??? GEORGE SOROS !!!!!!!!! One of the Most evil men on this planet who wants to restrict or ban all civilian guns. Please pass this on to all your freedom loving friends. This needs to come out. Why have we not heard about this in the "mainstream" media? I would think this would be BIG news. (Soros also owns Progressive Insurance) If you don't know who George Soros is, you need to do some Research.
  10. Definitly chickens!! Especially if you're raising a garden. Ever hear of a chicken tractor???? Works great! Do a search on chicken tractors.
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    Common Pitfalls of new preppers

    It's looking like the realization of prepping has become apparent. I noticed the online SamsClub is now selling, "long term food storage items". I also think Costco has joined the bandwagon. Seems like the first thing "some" want to do is run out and buy an armory. JMO (OPSEC) Hush is the word as far as having people piling up at your doorstep. Several of my distant neighbors know of my skills as a hunter, fisherman and combat vet. No one has any idea of any prepping goings on. I'm not a recluse by any means. However, I do know how right you are Atonomous, about people not having a clue as to where to even start. I know this when family visits. Some things aren't quite out of the way. I know they also have began prepping. After years of hearing, "is he nuts or something?" They now call or e-mail with questions regarding material things, have to haves. I'm not quite as crazy as they thought. 1) you must have water! 2) shelter and at least a secondary 3) food 4) a plan 5) weapons are just a pacifier for some and a threat to others. To me they are tools. If you own one, know how to use it! Practice with it! Know it! Clean it! Not giving my location away, but I live in a sparsely populated area near a very small town. By choice mind you. There's streams and woods=fish and game. All I need do is walk out the door. However, the one thing I do worry about goes with old addage, "when the SHTF head for the hills"! Now that bothers me! I am in total agreement with the common pitfalls a new prepper faces. dr
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    Help me find a ham radio!

    Practice exam....
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    Just for Eye Candy....

    LOL Matt, It's not a workhorse! Eye candy're prolly right though. Cool pics Weedeater, thx for sharing.
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    Hello From Montana

    Welcome to the both of you! If memory serves me correctly somewhere between Billings and Butte on 191 I ran into a place called Pissers Paradise. Isolated place it was. In the middle of nowhere. At the time I was trout fishing, but it quickly turned into having many a cold beer..LOL I realized why they called it pissers paradise then. Lots of vets here. I be one also...Again welcome.
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    Hello folks!

    Welcome Monoman. Your 2 cents worth maybe 2 cents worth we could use.
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    North Idaho stopping in

    Welcome Rick...
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    Hey guys

    Welcome brudda!
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    EMP question...

    I know it's a long read but it's alot of info. Those who have looked at the link and who haven't , can scroll to the bottom and find quick links to effects.....
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    Mess Kit/Cookware

    +1 for the jetboil! I agree on the jet boil. Bought one not log ago. Gave my msr rocket to the grandson. But you have to be careful with the jetboil. You need to use the jetboil cup! It has an intensely concentrated flame an it will melt aluminum messkits and cups. I did purchase an Isbit stove also, in case I needed to lighten-up the backpack. Haven't used it yet but the fuel tabs burn at 1400*deg. and can also serve double duty in building fires and such.
  20. There's only one that I'm aware of that removes a virus at the moment. The katydyne virustat. Through my research on water filters and getting a big berkey and msr waterworks EX for BOB, I found that a couple of katydyne virustats added to the BOBs wouldn't be a bad idea...Basically, the water would be filtered twice. Once through conventional ceramic filters and again through the virustat katydyne if need be... dr
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    Solar storm heading towards earth (NOT A DRILL)

    I knew this had to be somewhere. Here's a link. I posted a repeat in general discussion.
  22. This maybe a little late, don't know if anyone has put this up or not.
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    Bug out Practice - Lessons learned

    Exit, I did this very thing a few years back. Things I learned... 1) Loose items such as clothes/towels/washrags are packed in drybags or Rubbermaid containers. 2) I've created a color code system in which items are to be loaded and which 4 wheel drive it goes in or trailer it's loaded on. For instance, red/red: truck, first. Green/Red: suv,first, Black/Orange: trailer,second, red/orange, truck,second. So I basically color coded vehicles and prioritized loading stuff. I plan on bugging-in. However, if G.O.O.D. becomes a necessity we'll have a plan to do it quickly if needed.
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    Who am I ?

    It has a surprise ending! I was born in one country, raised in another. My father was born in another country. I was not his only child. He fathered several children with numerous women. I became very close to my mother, as my father showed no interest in me. My mother died at an early age from cancer. Although my father deserted me and my mother raised me, I later wrote a book idolizing my father not my mother. Later in life, questions arose over my real name. My birth records were sketchy. No one was able to produce a legitimate, reliable birth certificate. I grew up practicing one faith but converted to Christianity, as it was widely accepted in my new country, but I practiced non-traditional beliefs and didn't follow Christianity, except in the public eye under scrutiny. I worked and lived among lower-class people as a young adult, disguising myself as someone who really cared about them. That was before I decided it was time to get serious about my life and embarked on a new career. I wrote a book about my struggles growing up. It was clear to those who read my memoirs, that I had difficulties accepting that my father abandoned me as a child. I became active in local politics in my 30's then, with help behind the scenes. I literally burst onto the scene as a candidate for national office in my 40's. They said I had a golden tongue and could talk anyone into anything. I had a virtually non-existent resume, little work history, and no experience in leading a single organization. Yet I was a powerful speaker and citizens were drawn to me, as though I were a magnet and they were small roofing tacks. I drew incredibly large crowds during my public appearances. This bolstered my ego. At first, my political campaign focused on my country's foreign policy... I was very critical of my country in the last war, and seized every opportunity to bash my country. But what launched my rise to national prominence were my views on the country's economy. I pretended to have a really good plan on how we could do better, and every poor person would be fed and housed for free . I knew which group was responsible for getting us into this mess. It was the free market, banks and corporations . I decided to start making citizens hate them and, if they became envious of others who did well, the plan was clinched tight. I called mine "A People's Campaign." That sounded good to all people. I was the surprise candidate because I emerged from outside the traditional path of politics and was able to gain widespread popular support. I knew that, if I merely offered the people 'hope', together we could change our country and the world.. So, I started to make my speeches sound like they were on behalf of the downtrodden, poor, ignorant to include "persecuted minorities". My true views were not widely known and I kept them unknown, until after I became my nation's leader. I had to carefully guard reality, as anybody could have easily found out what I really believed, if they had simply read my writings and examined those people I associated with. I'm glad they didn't. Then I became the most powerful man in the world. And then the world learned the truth. Who am I? * * * * * * * * * * * ADOLPH HITLER If you were thinking of SOMEONE ELSE, you should be scared, very scared!
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    Military camo or Hunting camo

    Would that be considered as, "when in Rome, do as the Romans do".......LMAO I just spit my coffee everywhere........Dadgummit Jerry.