wildfire4104

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    Fought wild fire out west for nearly ten years, while enjoying life in the Sierra's. That experience left me with the mantra "Luck favors the prepared", something that I take into everything I do. Prepare for the worst and pray for the best.
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    Consumer Credit Analyst III
  1. Thank you Partsman, a chilling reminder of the price for liberty.
  2. Certainly well stated. In this country however no politician would ever consider voicing an opinion such as this- anything that might cost votes is never revealed. Thanks P210SIG. +1
  3. This past week I took the family on vacation to Disneyworld and by chance learned firsthand that Disney has a policy on carrying knives in their parks. The first day at the park I remembered to slip my Spyderco endura 4 into my pocket prior to the bag search. I did this as I've read previously that Disney is very staunch in their no concealed weapons and I was unaware of their knife policy at that time. After slipping my knife into my pocket and there being nothing in my bag noteworthy I moved through security in a breeze. The second day things were a bit hectic and I neglected to slip my knife into my pocket. The security guard cleared my bag and as I started to move forward he stopped me and inquired what was on the clip in my pocket. I produced the knife and he immediately advised my that it was not allowed in the park. I tried the standard "Were is that rule posted? Is it online or posted prior the park in view for the public?" My thought was this may get me out of any further harassment.....it didnt work. The guard squared up to me, glared at me, grabbed his radio and stated he was calling a supervisor. I thought "crap....my wife is going to kick my ass if I go to Disney jail" The supervisor arrived within seconds and asked me to step aside. He asked to see the knife and advised me that knives are allowed if the blade is under 3 inches. My knife was well over that but the gentleman continued to advised me that I could check my knife in a locked "mail-box". He walked me over to the lockboxes, similar to what you'd find at a pool. I dropped in fifty cents, secured my knife and he took down my address and name in the event I lost my key so they can mail it back. All said and done, I really should have slipped the knife into my pocket. Now they are not running people through metal detectors yet, but even during the ordeal the service was still fantastic.
  4. This is something that I foresee as being a problem for keeping the peace between the initial incident and the time the DHS troops arrive. The local units can only do so much and the large amount of red tape and bickering that usually slows things down. Unfortunately the events in Boston show just how quickly things can turn into a military controlled environment.
  5. I have to agree with P210SIG, a revolution is coming. Society has slowly allowed itself to let its right's be stripped away all under the misguided image of protection. The media hides the truth, our government tramples on the Constitution and has made a punchline out of the Bill of Rights. The image that gun ownership is a symbol of hate, racism and is vilified has not onlhy become profilic within the media but also openly encouraged by many within our government. The federal government spends an uncontrollable amount, the populace is now more dependent on the government that ever. As was mentioned before- just in time shipping has created a 24 hour shortage scenario. I find it deplorable that our government "recommends" having a small emergency supply -- HOWEVER -- if you own firearms and store you own food for longer than a week -- you are branded a possible subversive terrorist! At this point I have given up on our government seeing the light, I now am focused on being prepared and keeping my family as safe as I can.
  6. Done, thank's Wally for posting.
  7. :mad: That's what I am truly worried about.
  8. When the tough times do hit, the entitlement bound classes will cerainly realize that we all were right.
  9. Does it raise anyone elses eyebrow that the first executive order the current President signed is one that allows presidential records to be blocked from release?
  10. +1 Lemonmint, the digi-cam ruck sack with magazine pouches, knife, food/water and ammo does tend to raise an eyebrow in times when being prepared is likened to being a terrorist. With two young kids I can get all sorts of stuff into my SUV, toilet paper, water, snacks, etc. all while maintaining op-sec.
  11. forgot, Well said Matt, excellent post as always.
  12. My hope is that any new E.O.'s would be evaluated agaist the DC vs. Heller decision, tying into the foundation that the outright prohibition on any one specific type of firearm is unconstitutional. This ruling that was not in place during the first AWB might just provide enough leg room to get a chance of holding the argument that the ban is unconstitutional. Thank being said, when has the President every truly considered case law or presidence for making a decision.... not too mention the ACA is unconstitutional as implemented --but if we call it a "tax" its ok???
  13. I had heard of this document, so thank you for posting. A good thing to read, one can really see the correlation to things that are taking shape right now. Things are really reaching a boil and it truly scares the crap out of me. I wonder if I can convince the old lady to head for the hills...
  14. This scares the crap out of me too. I am still laughing of the whole Bayonette's are used to "subdue" individuals without killing them..... "stop squirming....this won't kill you..."