Monday, February 16, 2015

ATF and the Rule of Law

The ATF has more or less announced they are going to ban M855 ammunition; "green tip" as most of us shooters know it.

Arguments in our favor:
1. The 2nd ammendment.
2. A variety of technical arguments regarding the weight composition of the round and whether or not it meets guidlines for armor piercing.
3. Legal arguments on whether the 1986 law applies in this case.

Arguments against us:
The ATF doesn't give a shit.

An that's what it's like to live in a country free of laws. It just kills me to hear people trying to make rational arguments against the oppressors. Here's part of one now:

M855 does NOT meet section (i). It is loaded with a 62gr projectile with a steel "plug" AND a lead core. The steel plug weighs approximately 8-10 grains and the majority of the remainder of the weight is lead. Clearly, the ENTIRE core is not steel and there IS a presence of other substances (lead in this case, which the majority of bullets use as the core material).

It also doesn't meet section (ii). The jacket weight of the 62grain projectile in M855 (also known as an SS109 projectile) is approximately 10.8 grains (17.4% of 62 grains), clearly not meeting the 25% composition as defined by law.

God bless these people, but they are far too late to the game for this sort of tactic to have any effect. Our government has quite unambiguously left the Jeffersonian reservation. Many gun owners are "burning up the switchboard" in DC, hoping that the "opposition party" will stop this. They forget that this party very nearly chose to aid the democrat in banning guns following Newtown.


Our cuffs just got a little tighter.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Moonshiner's Freedom

"Popcorn Sutton" was an Appalachian moonshiner. ZeroGov has a great article on him, and a documentary exists on Youtube.

One of the most uplifting things I have read recently is actually from the comments section of ZeroGov, posted by a MtTopPatriot. He talks not necessarily about "going Galt," but more about screwing the government out of their cut of various slices of economic activity. Here is the comment in full:

You get the Liberty you create.

That Liberty, it all begins with each of us, always has, always will.

That’s why Liberty is Liberty.

Abolition can only happen if it begins with each of us also.

Abolish from your life everything you are able to disconnect in the chain of tyranny, in that way you break the chains of slavery the state has bonded us with. Break that chain, in the smallest of things, you become free.

It is not difficult, a tiny change in thinking, a bit of creativity, a little elbow grease, you can do it.

The resources to do so are readily available. They are cost effective, fun, gratifying and of high quality.

A garden. Sounds like Liberty? No?

It is how you look at it. 25lb bag of seed potatoes for 20 bucks, gets you 3 100ft rows of tubers, if you tend it properly, that gets you a crop of approximately 150lbs of beautiful home grown taters. Can some, can some with deer meat you shot, throw in carrots you grew too. Best beef stew you ever tasted. You can get 20-30 qts of top shelf food, needs no refrigeration. You just beat the bastards running things out of their cut in a multitude of taxes because you cut out every sort of middleman that is taxed. Bingo!

Build a small still, lots of great plans and resources on the interweb. You don’t have to sell it just make your own hooch, maybe barter with trusted ones. You can make vodka, brandy, whiskey, bourbon, cordials, gin, any kind of likker you like. You just denied the bastards their cut, 12 bucks a gallon to the federal regime, and each states cut. Screw em. They can pound sand.

Build rifles and handguns from 80% receivers. AK pattern rifles, AR platform rifles, 1911 pistols, 10-22 carbines in 22lr & 22mg calibers. You deny the bastards their cut.

Buy a early 90’s Chevy pickup. 4wheel drive, small block, standard. Parts are insanely cheap. Water pump, 15 bucks, every brake component all four corners cost about $250, radiator is $85, etc. You can refurbish one for 3 grand, new tires included, doing the work yourself. Body parts are stupid cheap. For the cost of the truck and parts, you get a super reliable cheap to feed vehicle you can haul firewood in.

Tags and insurance are cheap too. With a throttle body spacer, a hi performance exhaust, platinum plugs and a low temp thermostat they get 18mpg on cheap gas.

You just beat a line of state actors out of their cut of your dollar, from excise shakedown, to sales tax, to insurance, bank interest, and it is all yours buddy! No one owns it but you.

Heat your home with wood. Do you know how many taxes are extracted in the stream of energy before you get it exist? Including the taxes extorted from your paycheck? Taxes for tolls, tires diesel fuel, the drives income taxes, road use tax, state taxes, license and tag taxes, the business taxes extracted by every enterprise that handles that energy? Can you understand why the EPA has banned woodstoves? They want that tribute, they want to indenture us, make us dependent so they have a captive populous who are forced to pay…taxes!

It all adds up. The tax racket is rigged in percentage. It is how extortion rackets work. The thing with corruption is how it works too. Greed and avarice. Nothing else. So many hands are in the trough taking their cut of the cut, there is no reserve, every penny is divided as spoils of tyranny. See what this means? It is not a system of good will and intentions, it is organized crime and the take is treated as a right, a privilege, and an entitlement. When the take decreases, the pecking order suffers. The system has a built in failure mode. No one involved can tolerate a diminishing return in this spoils system.

If you beat the motherfuckers out of a thousand dollars over a year, you just denied them a chunk of income. Think what 1 million people denying the sonofabitches a grand each does? But it is more than just cash. It disrupts the hierarchy, it scares them, because somebody knows why the cut is smaller, they know where every penny comes from, count on it.

Now, it is not just money, but it is defiance, it is a fuck you, it is the middle finger of Liberty.

Think about that.

Popcorn Sutton is proof of how that works. He lived so free, nobody could take it away from him. He never surrendered to the bastards. They sent a blood thirsty genocidal psychopath after Popcorn. The prick probably volunteered. That bastard and his psychopath pals murdered, burnt to a crisp, all those moms and their kids in that bunker in Waco, and stood on the charred remains and took trophy photos of each other with their rifles smiling like they shot a trophy buck. That’s who they sent for Popcorn. They feared Popcorn, because he was free, just like they where scared of the Liberty the men and woman of Waco made for themselves. That is pure unadulterated tyranny.

That is why Popcorn is a Hero. Because he proved you can live free, and people loved him for it.

They couldn’t murder Popcorn, he would be an instant martyr, so they tried to cage a free bird. And they couldn’t do that. Popcorn gave them the middle finger of ultimate Liberty.

It all begins with each of us.

They can only murder and jail so many, carefully, under false flags and false pretenses using illegitimate means. They are no different than any crime gang who must make violent examples of enough people to scare the majority. Because they need that extortion money to remain in power. Because they understand if just enough of a plurality choose to defy and resist, they loose power and control. It is the ones who are not afraid who they fear. It is all they fear. Those who are free and brave represent the existential threat of existence to those running things. Get right with that truth, you get right with your Liberty.

The Liberty you make is the Liberty you get.

Intel's Capitulation to Jesse Jackson

 Originally published on American Thinker, January 11, 2015.

Don’t be mad at Intel. Like all human entities, they must thrive as best they can in their given surroundings. In 2015’s America, that means paying hush money to minority agitators before they use the dreaded race card. Anger at Intel’s capitulation to the farcical “civil rights movement” would better be directed at long dead voters, or perhaps at the mirror.

Intel is set to spend $300 million to construct a “pipeline” to ferry women and non-Asian minorities into tech jobs. As reported by the left wing rag USA Today:
“Intel said it will tap a $300 million fund to help build a pipeline of female and under-represented engineers and computer scientists. The company will also support hiring and retaining more women and underrepresented minorities and will fund programs to promote more positive representation of women and minorities in the technology and gaming industries.”

Of course, our old friend Van Jones, teamed up with Reverend Jackson,  has cooked up a graft befitting the 21st century:
“Van Jones, founder of #YesWeCode, an ambitious project to teach 100,000 low-income youth to code, said the talent is out there: It just needs someone to provide opportunity.”

As an Intel investor (I have 500 shares of INTC), my preferred pipeline commodity would be petroleum products. Perhaps that thought is why I am a shareholder and not the CEO of the company. In 2015, diversity is simply a more valuable commodity than petroleum.

The American president is a radical anti-white racist, as are many of his minions (see the bosses of Homeland Security, Justice Department, ATF, HUD). From the top down, the national government has made it clear that whites must know their place, and that redemption for racial sins can only be attained through torturous trial. It's most prudent not commit the sins to begin with.

The American government openly punishes and rewards private companies and individuals based on ideology. The IRS audit is now widely known to be a wooden paddle for citizens who publicly fail to toe the line. The American treasury is opened freely for entities in trouble, such as banks, unions, and Al Sharpton, while military retirees must fight for pocket money in the form of Cost Of Living Adjustments.

Intel wants to make gadgets. As a corporation, it has a fiduciary duty to shareholders. Adding some colorful deadweight to the payroll is far cheaper than incurring the wrath of the American government.  Such is America in 2015. I urge the reader not to fume at this development, but rather see it as an opportunity to invest in a company which has secured the regime’s backing.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Libertarian Tour de Force

From Ron Paul on ZeroHedge:

The battle will no longer be to get the government to pick sides in a conflict between rich and poor, black and white, young and old, or the lawless police versus the lawless demands of entitlement recipients demanding their “fair share.” There has to be an understanding that productive effort and self-reliance on the part of everyone is required for a free society to thrive.

Paul on our arming and subsequent bombing of ISIS:

No one can make this stuff up. It’s too bizarre for fiction. Unfortunately, with the help of the media and our government, the American people have remained oblivious to the stupidity of our policies of the past 13 years.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

The Prophet and The Arts

Where Incompetence Ends and Malice Begins

Originally posted on American Thinker, August 26, 2014.

Like most conservatives, I have a logical mind and a generally dispassionate style of analysis. Therefore, it troubles me when my political views harbor inconsistencies. The greatest paradox alive in my mind during the age of Obama is whether to describe our government as dumb and inefficient, or evil. Hanlon’s Razor states: “Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.” Indeed, much of our government’s activities can only be explained by stupidity.

Conservative advocacy is at its easiest when we libertarians are asserting the general ineptitude of The State. It is everywhere. Sometimes it is lightheartedly funny, like when the nice woman at the state park tells you they will have more souvenirs when “we get more funds at the beginning of the physical year,” or when Congressman Hank Johnson frets over the possibility that Guam could “tip over, and uh… capsize” with the addition of 25,000 additional residents.

Sometimes government idiocy takes on a more dark humor, like when a DEA agent shoots himself in the leg while telling a group of schoolchildren that he is the “only one professional enough to carry the Glock 40.”

Sometimes the unfiltered stupidity of our government infuriates us, like when they fill public schools full of third world children while their own progeny go to private school on the taxpayer dime, or when they tell us that “guns on our streets” are a danger to “the children” while their own children are surrounded by automatic guns at every instant.

Sometimes government ineptitude saddens us, ruins our day, and causes us to oscillate between the depths of despair and blind rage, like when we see pictures of toddlers about to eat a mouthful of AK-47 rounds:

Every time I see that picture, I want to wash that kid off, feed him some oatmeal, and go outside to play. And I want to do things to the men on the other end of those barrels that do not merit discussion on American Thinker, only fulfillment without note. But most of all, I am ashamed as an American that my tax dollars funded what surely happened next. I am ashamed as an Iraq vet that we left the decent people in that country to such a fate.

My generation’s ‘Saigon evacuation,’ the ISIS debacle in Iraq, is a more difficult case for Hanlon’s Razor. Could our foreign policy apparatus be so stupid as to not have seen this coming? After all, I knew that Iraq would quickly descent into chaos should America fail to leave a small contingent behind. This humiliating and heartbreaking disaster was widely predicted when Obama neglected to negotiate a status of force agreement which could have left a small American stabilizing force in Iraq.

I believe that Barrack Obama is simply too narcissistic to be a closet advocate of Sunni Islam, but I do believe that he was willing to discard peace in Iraq for electoral benefit. Throwing away a hard-fought victory for a cheap win at the polls (voter turnout was down sharply in 2012) most certainly rises to the level of malice.

When James O’Keefe of Project Veritas crossed the Rio Grande dressed as Bin Laden, he was clearly making a mockery of government ineptitude. While the video is a funny spectacle, the thesis is just slightly wrong. Our unsecured border is really a case of the Federal government waging war on one hated demographic, and one obsolete demographic.

The elites of this country hate white people for being too independent minded; in 2012 a USDA office disdainfully described white Appalachian residents who would not take food stamps as being afflicted with “mountain pride.” The US Chamber of Commerce simply cares far more about corporate profits than the citizens of the country, as evident by their endless push for amnesty. They are nakedly advocating to drive wages down. Such a scheme can only work when government’s large safety net picks up the legions of unemployed. The foolish business Republicans have clearly not considered the taxes which will surely be required to pay for this policy.

The case is even sadder for Black America. They simply are not breeding fast enough, and have fallen out of favor with the Democrat Party. Black Americans are being driven from the workforce, and even historically black neighborhoods like Compton, Los Angeles by the new, more favored demographic. Straight out of Compton, indeed!

If you find yourself flummoxed as to the cause of some government caper, merely ask “who benefits from doing this, and who benefits from letting it happen?” In some cases, such as when NASA crashed a Mars orbiter, nobody benefits and thus the proximate answer is clearly stupidity (stupidity caused by laziness, and laziness caused by non concern over other peoples’ money). In cases such as a completely ineffective half-century War on Poverty, a small dose of cynicism on the part of the reader should suffice to name an entire list of vultures feasting on the carcass of a government boondoggle.

In closing, don’t fear our government too much: as any veteran can attest, it is truly a hive of inaneness behind the fancy departmental crests and silly titles. However, don’t snicker at our overlords too heartily, for they might just be checkmating us all.

UPDATE: Here is another short article on American Thinker on the same subject. This is a popular subject for a reason. My vote is malice.

Gore (StraitLineLogic) on the Economy

A Mania of Manias

My favorite paragraph:
If central planning worked, there would still be a USSR and China would not have tossed Mao’s brand of communism into the dustbin of history. These historical bastions of non-prosperity had to resort to “demand management.” When their economies were unable to provide the basic necessities of life, their enlightened rulers slaughtered millions. The US imported central planning with the Great Depression, but it worked no better here than it had for Stalin. Since then, government failures have been legion while the Information Revolution has transformed the economy, but the belief in central planning—and hostility towards markets and the profit motive—is unshakeable. Millions supported Obamacare, a big step towards centrally planned and provided medicine, probably after reading about it on their iphones.