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Faith Discussion / Andrew Budek
« on: April 14, 2019, 09:22:04 PM »
So today, I got this friend request on facebook. I am not a fan of the liberal leaning place, so with usual fashion, I clicked on the fellow's name and followed the links to his page and read something of him.

It became immediately evident that he was a writer, a patriot, a warrior, and is dying from pancreatic cancer.

Then I noticed a personal message from him. Although we may have crossed paths in some area of conflict, he was not sure but he wanted to know if I was the author of Distant Thunder.

He wrote how the book had personally affected him and helped him in some ways retain his humanity and deal with the disease and his relationships. It humbled me to think that anything I may have written would have done anything so noble as to inspire a seriously ill man in a positive manner. I truly believe that everything good in me (us) is of God, and we really ain't all that much to brag about.

But that means something of an even greater magnitude, that God is using us!

So I want to lift up Andrew, but for what, I do not know. Could be healing, could be for a deeper understanding of the spirit, or ease in passing, or no pain, or...or I just don't know yet.

I do know that the spirit is prompting me to pursue, so I will. Meantime, men, hit your knees pretty please and lift up this man. A community of men, praying for a man.

Faith Discussion / Muslim holidays
« on: April 11, 2019, 10:34:32 PM »
I openly oppose recognition of any muslim holiday, tradition, the Koran or anything else outside this nation's judeo-Christian heritage. Islam is a scourge on humanity. I don't care what Islam does within its own borders, but by my thinking it is counter to American ideals and should be stopped and not allowed. There should be zero accomodation for Islam in America. Bigoted?

I really don't think so. America is America. It is not Mecca, or medina, it is not Moscow, not Kathmandu. It is uniquely america. Pelosi and her powerful democrat friends are selling out our america. I wonder how long do we stand for this???

Co-sponsored Bill to Recognize Muslim Holiday as Federal Holiday

Freshman Congressmen Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib have wasted no time in shaking up the US House of Representatives. Early Friday morning, Omar and Tlaib introduced a bill adding Islamic holidays to the Federal calendar which has traditionally only recognized American holidays.

Omar and Tlaib’s bill would add Eid Al-Fitr at the end of Ramadan and the four-day-long celebration of Eid Al-Adha to the list of Federally recognized holidays, potentially granting reasons to banks, schools, and other businesses to remain closed for five additional days per year.

Omar and Tlaib justified their work as making America more inclusive of it’s Muslim-American population and moving us further away from our history as a primarily Judaeo-Christian nation. The women are also considering a last minute addition to their bill that would allow for regular Salah time breaks for school children and workers as well as a designated area in each public business where Muslims could perform Salah, the five daily prayers plus the Friday prayer, unmolested.

The House of Representatives Majority Leader, Steny Hoyer, is reviewing the legislation and determining if he can get the votes to pass the bill. Anonymous sources say Omar and Tlaib are threatening court action if Hoyer should choose not to acquiesce to their demands for immediate vote and consideration on the grounds of religious discrimination.

We predict that the next thing we can expect from this pair of women will be Sharia Law appearing as a rider to their legislation. Perhaps they should have stayed in the countries that they came from if they enjoyed Islamic culture so much!


FYI - There are now 10 Federal Holidays; only Christmas day is related to religion.  Some state and local jurisdictions also include Good Friday and/or Easter Monday.


The idea of mandating regular Salah time breaks and a designated area in each public business and school for daily prayers may be a good idea - provided that it is also extended to Christians and Jews that are now prohibited from such practice.


One more comment:  Ever since our open door immigration policy (or lack of enforcement of our laws), this nation has been sliding downhill. Slowly at first, but the rapidity picked up in the 50's and 60's as the liberals took over indoctrination of the children.   I'm fearful that by 2030, the United States of America will be unrecognizable as it is known today.

CIEMR / Democratic Party: Party of Treason
« on: April 11, 2019, 10:11:27 AM »
I think this could stick

Good jingle, or sound bite

Based on what AG Barr said yesterday

The law breaking likely goes right to the top (Obama)

Your Democratic Party is your party of Treason

Quite a change from what they used to be.

Bug-Out Bag and Camping gear / Overlander equipment for extended trip
« on: March 30, 2019, 08:17:00 PM »
So this thread will be dedicated to examining and documenting the use of a myriad of "Camping" gear that will be used in my Overlander 2002 Suburban.

The vehicle is set up for three, stretchable to four people for semi extended romps into parts unknown.

In another series of threads (Link shown below) you can see the development of the vehicle from a stock Suburban 2500, semi-heavy duty 4WD into a full blown off road, overland capable vehicle


The vehicle is but one component to the "System" of stuff that is needed to make all this workout

We will have to eat, sleep, do our proper biologics, shower, relax, stay healthy, stay out of the weather and a host of other things. Everything we need to do this needs to be sourced from the four-wheeled monster that ultimately gets us there. Admittedly, we require a lot more "Stuff", but there simply isn't room.

I have planned for a month long maiden voyage if you will that will span an entire month and cross most of the United States in a big 7,000 mile loop. My hope is to use the truck several times during the year for weekend family outings which I use not only for valuable memory building, but also for teaching and honing of survival skills. In the years to come I plan to expand into a towed off road trailer which would provide much of what I have forementioned, leaving the vehicle free to maybe scoot down to a nearby town for some ice cream or to visit some interesting attraction. But that is not the case now.

So what have I got going so far? Well we have purchased a sizeable roof tent, built a roof rack, purchased a bargo basket to carry more junk, built interior storage and began adding stuff everywhere.

It seems logical at this point to purchase and collect a bunch of the items we will be carrying so that I can sort out just how I am going to store everything.

To that end, I made a sizeable order to REI this afternoon to get some of that stuff coming in.

CIEMR / It's been around...Ant and the Grasshopper
« on: March 29, 2019, 08:41:29 AM »
The good old days are slowing slipping away from us...


THE NEW ANT and the Grasshopper, Two Versions:



 This one is a little different....
Two Different Versions ...
Two Different Morals




The ant works
hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter.


The grasshopper
thinks the ant is a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away.


Come winter, the ant is warm
and well fed.


The grasshopper has
no food or shelter, so he
dies out in the cold.




Be responsible for yourself!




The ant works hard
in the withering heat and the rain all summer long, building his house
and laying up supplies for the winter.

                        The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and laughs and dances and plays the

summer away.


Come winter, the shivering grasshopper
calls a press conference and demands to know why the ant should be
allowed to be warm and well fed while he is cold and starving..


and ABC show up to
provide pictures of the shivering grasshopper
next to a video of the ant
in his comfortable home with a table filled with food.
America is stunned by the sharp contrast.



How can this be, that in a country of such wealth, this poor grasshopper
is allowed to suffer so?

Kermit the Frog appears
on Oprah
with the grasshopper
and everybody cries when they sing, 'It's Not Easy Being Green ...'

Occupy the Anthill stages
a demonstration in front of the ant's house where the news stations film the

Black Lives Matter group singing, We shall overcome.


Then Reverend Al Sharpton 
has the group kneel down to pray for thegrasshopper
while he damns the ants. He later appears on MSNBC to complain that rich people do not care.


Former President Obama condemns the ant
and blames
Donald Trump, President Bush 43, President Bush 41, President Reagan, Christopher Columbus, and the
for the grasshopper's


Nancy Pelosi & Chuck Schumer 
exclaim in an interview on The View
that the ant has
gotten rich off the back of the
grasshopper ,
and both call for an immediate tax hike on the ant to make him pay his fair share.


Finally, the EEOC drafts
the Economic Equity &
Anti-Grasshopper Act
retroactive to the beginning of
the summer.

The ant is fined for failing to hire a proportionate number
of green bugs and,
having; nothing left to pay his retroactive taxes, his home is confiscated by the Government Green Czar
and given to the grasshopper .


The story ends as we see the grasshopper
and his free-loading friends finishing up the last bits of the ant's food while the government house he is in, which, as you recall, just happens to be the ant's old house,
crumbles around them because the grasshopper doesn't maintain it.


The ant has disappeared in the snow, never to be seen again.


The grasshopper is found dead in a drug related incident, and the house, now abandoned, is taken
over by a gang of spiders who terrorize the ramshackle, once prosperous and peaceful, neighborhood.


The entire Nation collapses
bringing the rest
of the free world with it.




Be careful how you vote in 2020.

CIEMR / BernieLand
« on: March 26, 2019, 10:33:05 AM »
Shape of things to come???

Our Heros, The "Hooah" or "Ooh-Rah" Place / Toxic Masculinity
« on: March 26, 2019, 10:31:01 AM »
We were toxic I'd say

Toxic to over 10,000 Japanese

Build Threads / 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 3
« on: March 25, 2019, 10:57:09 PM »
Up to part 3 already!
Once the threads get to something near 40 pages, i think it is a good idea to just start the next part.
I look for a good point to break from where the truck was before especially if there is a paradigm shift

I sort of believe that is what took place today. Up to this point I was rebuilding some things, or moderately improving other things such as adding the cam to the motor or the shift kit to the transmission.

But starting with this very post I am turning the corner to some pure modifications, and not necessarily of the bolt on variety such as a lift kit. We are about to get into the addition of a mugo (no crap) militarized rear axle and we will start with the shackle flip that sets the stage for the mounting of all that new business in the rear suspension.

Starting with the stock setup, I went to work grinding the steel rivets off so I could remove the factory shackle mount


D.O.T. / Good Ones
« on: March 21, 2019, 09:37:19 AM »
Good Ones:

CIEMR / National Emergency
« on: March 21, 2019, 09:30:14 AM »
President Trump is our current hope for America to outlast the onslaught of those seeking to destroy her.

CIEMR / Seriously, What is it with these Democrats???
« on: March 20, 2019, 09:24:50 AM »
Fifteen times between May 5, 2005, and October 6, 2006, an unidentified customer walked into Charlotte’s Furniture Store in El Paso, Texas — an establishment owned by Beto O’Rourke’s mother, sitting on a site partially owned by Beto himself — to buy furniture.

He must have needed a great many sofas and chairs. On each visit to the store, he spent between $22,000 and $50,000 in cash.

Over the year and a half, this unidentified customer dropped a cool $630,745 in cash shopping for furniture.

Then Beto’s mom divided the cash into separate piles of less than $10,000 each and recorded them as deposits.

Why $10,000? To avoid having to report the suspicious transactions to the IRS.

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She was arrested, indicted, and, on May 11, 2010, convicted of “structuring transactions to avoid reporting requirements.” U.S. District Judge Kathleen Cardone fined Mrs. O’Rourke $250,000.

Startlingly, neither the prosecutors nor the judge made her disclose the name of her customer, despite the obvious and natural implication that his (or her) cash stemmed from ill-gotten gains.

Beto lived under the protection of his father, Pat O’Rourke, the local political boss of El Paso County, Texas. Pat’s life was controversial.

In February 1983, sheriff’s deputies installing a two-way radio in his car “discovered a tied condom containing an off-white powder they believed to be either cocaine or heroin. The sheriff’s captain ordered the substance destroyed” and hushed it up.

The incident came to light several months later, in October 1983, when the captain was indicted by a grand jury on charges of official misconduct and tampering with evidence. The captain lamely said he believed the drugs had been planted by one of O’Rourke’s political enemies.

In yet another instance of covering up for his son, Beto faced only the basic DUI charges for an incident involving so much more. Aged 26 — on the night of his birthday — O’Rourke was speeding on a Texas Interstate long after midnight (exceeding the 75 mph limit) when he struck a truck, crossed the large grassy median strip and came to a stop. He tried to leave the scene of the accident, according to a police report, but a passing motorist made him stay. Police said he “was unable to be understood due to slurred speech, had glossy eyes, and smelled of alcohol.” His blood alcohol was measured at 0.134.

But he was not charged with leaving the scene nor with a more serious vehicular felony.

Instead, the charges were dismissed after O’Rourke completed a court-approved diversion program. The Washington Post noted that Beto’s father “had been El Paso Country judge from 1982 to 1986 and was running for the position again” at the time of the 1998 incident.

Pop’s intervention may have saved Beto once before. In 1995, at age 22, he was arrested on the campus of the University of Texas El Paso campus for “attempted forcible entry” of the University “Physical Plant” and had to spend the night in jail.

RELATED: Democrats Are the Kings of Manufactured Emergencies

There is no evidence of Dad intervening in either arrest but connect the dots.

With this family history, particularly his father’s brush with the discovery of cocaine in his car, it is odd that the O’Rourkes did not have to reveal the name of her disclosure-averse furniture customer. Now that Beto is running for president — and his mother is still living — it would seem appropriate to press them for information about the tax-evader they assisted in the commission of a felony.

It is obviously relevant to know if the customer was involved in narcotics or organized crime. Her son is, after all, running for president.

CIEMR / AOC: Simply an actress, nothing more
« on: March 10, 2019, 05:02:29 PM »

"We've become so open minded, that our brains are falling out!"

Love it!

CIEMR / The real world
« on: March 09, 2019, 09:22:08 AM »
I have seen this in many places. America, Canada, some western nations and a couple places in South America seem to be unique...AND WORTH PRESERVING.
Sad, so sad but true. Knowing this, I actively work to improve life in Africa, but I can't say we have won even a single battle.

The real world….


What I Learned in the Peace Corps in Africa:  Trump Is Right

By Karin McQuillan

January 17, 2018


Three weeks after college, I flew to Senegal, West Africa, to run a community center in a rural town.  Life was placid, with no danger, except to your health.  That danger was considerable, because it was, in the words of the Peace Corps doctor, "a fecalized environment"


In plain English: s--- is everywhere.  People defecate on the open ground, and the feces is blown with the dust  onto you, your clothes, your food, the water.  He warned us the first day of training: do not even touch water.  Human feces carries parasites that bore through your skin and cause organ failure.


Never in my wildest dreams would I have imagined that a few decades later, liberals would be pushing the lie that Western civilization is no better than a third-world country.  Or would teach two generations of our kids that loving your own culture and wanting to preserve it are racism.


Last time I was in Paris, I saw a beautiful African woman in a grand boubou have her child defecate on the sidewalk next to Notre Dame Cathedral.  The French police officer, ten steps from her, turned his head not to see.

I have seen.  I am not turning my head and pretending unpleasant things are not true.


Senegal was not a hellhole.  Very poor people can lead happy, meaningful lives in their own cultures' terms.  But they are not our terms.  The excrement is the least of it.  Our basic ideas of human relations, right and wrong, are incompatible.


As a twenty-one-year-old starting out in the Peace Corps, I loved Senegal.  In fact, I was euphoric.  I quickly made friends and had an adopted family.  I relished the feeling of the brotherhood of man.  People were open, willing to share their lives and, after they knew you, their innermost thoughts.


The longer I lived there, the more I understood: it became blindingly obvious that the Senegalese are not the same as us.  The truths we hold to be self-evident are not evident to the Senegalese.  How could they be?  Their reality is totally different.  You can't understand anything in Senegal using American terms.


Take something as basic as family.  Family was a few hundred people, extending out to second and third cousins.  All the men in one generation were called "father."  Senegalese are Muslim, with up to four wives.  Girls had their clitorises cut off at puberty.  (I witnessed this, at what I thought was going to be a nice coming-of-age ceremony, like a bat mitzvah or confirmation.)  Sex, I was told, did not include kissing.  Love and friendship in marriage were Western ideas.  Fidelity was not a thing.  Married women would have sex for a few cents to have cash for the market.What I did witness every day was that women were worked half to death.  Wives raised the food and fed their own children, did the heavy labor of walking miles to gather wood for the fire, drew water from the well or public faucet, pounded grain with heavy hand-held pestles, lived in their own huts, and had conjugal visits from their husbands on a rotating basis with their co-wives.  Their husbands lazed in the shade of the trees.

Yemily was crucial to people there in a way Americans cannot comprehend.


The Ten Commandments were not disobeyed as they were unknown.  The value system was the exact opposite.  You were supposed to steal everything you can to give to your own relatives.  There are some Westernized Africans who try to rebel against the system.  They fail.


We hear a lot about the kleptocratic elites of Africa.  The kleptocracy extends through the whole society.  My town had a medical clinic donated by international agencies.  The medicine was stolen by the medical workers and sold to the local store.  If you were sick and didn't have money, drop dead.  That was normal.

So here in the States, when we discovered that my 98-year-old father's Muslim health aide from Nigeria had stolen his clothes and wasn't bathing him, I wasn't surprised.  It was familiar.


In Senegal, corruption ruled, from top to bottom.  Go to the post office, and the clerk would name an outrageous price for a stamp.  After paying the bribe, you still didn't know it if it would be mailed or thrown out.  That was normal.


One of my most vivid memories was from the clinic.  One day, as the wait grew hotter in the 110-degree heat, an old woman two feet from the medical aides  who were chatting in the shade of a mango tree instead of working  collapsed to the ground.  They turned their heads so as not to see her and kept talking.  She lay there in the dirt.  Callousness to the sick was normal.


Americans think it is a universal human instinct to do unto others as you would have them do unto you.  It's not.  It seems natural to us because we live in a Bible-based Judeo-Christian culture


We think the Protestant work ethic is universal.  It's not.  My town was full of young men doing nothing.  They were waiting for a government job.  There was no private enterprise.  Private business was not illegal, just impossible, given the nightmare of a third-world bureaucratic kleptocracy.  It is also incompatible with Senegalese insistence on taking care of relatives.


All the little stores in Senegal were owned by Mauritanians.  If a Senegalese wanted to run a little store, he'd go to another country.  The reason?  Your friends and relatives would ask you for stuff for free, and you would have to say yes.  End of your business.  You are not allowed to be a selfish individual and say no to relatives.  The result: Everyone has nothing.


The more I worked there and visited government officials doing absolutely nothing, the more I realized that no one in Senegal had the idea that a job means work  A job is something given to you by a relative.  It provides the place where you steal everything to give back to your family.


I couldn't wait to get home.  So why would I want to bring Africa here?  Non-Westerners do not magically become American by arriving on our shores with a visa.


For the rest of my life, I enjoyed the greatest gift of the Peace Corps: I love and treasure America more than ever.  I take seriously my responsibility to defend our culture and our country and pass on the American heritage to the next generation.

African problems are made worse by our aid efforts  Senegal is full of smart, capable people.  They will eventually solve their own country's problems.  They will do it on their terms, not ours.  The solution is not to bring Africans here.


We are lectured by Democrats that we must privilege third-world immigration by the hundred million with chain migration.  They tell us we must end America as a white, Western, Judeo-Christian, capitalist nation – to prove we are not racist.  I don't need to prove a thing.  Leftists want open borders because they resent whites, resent Western achievements, and hate America.  They want to destroy America as we know it.


As President Trump asked, why would we do that?


We have the right to choose what kind of country to live in.  I was happy to donate a year of my life as a young woman to help the poor Senegalese  I am not willing to donate my country.

Firearms / M16/M4 operators manual
« on: September 18, 2014, 11:44:47 AM »
Here is the Army's basic operators manual for the care and feeding of your favorite black gun!

Firearms / M16/M4 Maintenance manual
« on: September 18, 2014, 11:48:23 AM »
Want to dig deeper into the M4 assault rifle? Here is the master maintenance manual.

I am looking for a good hand or foot pump type water filter to pump out of ponds and streams to fill 5 gal water jugs.

Who has experience with these...Recommendations?

Humor, Good Stuff, and Red Neck Practices! / Confirmation
« on: March 07, 2019, 12:17:12 PM »
The Chinese know her...

Intel / Four Families of California
« on: March 07, 2019, 10:51:25 AM »

Humor, Good Stuff, and Red Neck Practices! / For the married guys...
« on: March 01, 2019, 10:44:47 PM »
Yea, I know we've seen this before, but it's just so, what's the word, err, Timeless!

Faith Discussion / Free at Last
« on: March 01, 2019, 08:27:33 AM »
Martin Luther King was a great Republican, did you know that? I posted this political statement here in the faith section because today's Democratic party has become evil. Lovers of God are haters of evil. We find that evil things just grate at our spirit. We run up against it, and with no urging or even conscious thought, our defenses are up, and we are immediately aware we are in the presence of a devil spawned scheme. That is because we have the spirit of God living within us, and it is the opposite of evil.

This Man, this Senator captures those feelings so well, and expresses himself so well that it makes it clear that we must all flee from and fight against the schemes of this ever growing evil calling itself the DEMONcratic party.


D.O.T. / Do we have a Wisdom and common sense thread?
« on: February 26, 2019, 09:03:40 AM »
Can't find one, so I'll get it started...

D.O.T. / Squares
« on: February 21, 2019, 10:01:52 AM »
How many squares?

CIEMR / Reasons to consider voting democrat
« on: February 19, 2019, 09:10:31 PM »

CIEMR / New Thread, "Lying Democrats"
« on: February 19, 2019, 10:16:10 AM »
Lets post up the flip-flop of the political elite, mostly Democrats, but some prominent Republicans as well. Lets highlight their hypocrisy and lies and call them out for the honorless people that they are!

Chuck Schumer in 2009:

-Americans don't like illegal immigration
-"Illegal immigration is wrong"
-People illegally in the U.S. are "illegal aliens," not "undocumented"
-Border fence made the southern border "far more secure...created a significant barrier to illegal immigration"

CIEMR / After the Coup is over!
« on: February 18, 2019, 10:21:32 PM »
Commentary: After the Coup Is Over
February 16, 2019 Admin

by Julie Kelly

As the perpetrators of one of the most shameful scandals in American
political history begin slowly to retreat, we are left to ponder one
overarching question:
What now?
The tale we've been told for more than two years-that Donald Trump's
campaign team, possibly even the candidate himself, colluded with the
Kremlin to influence the outcome of the 2016 presidential election-has been
exposed as a lie. Various investigations into this alleged conspiracy are
coming up empty and the accomplices are trying to change the subject. Even
more pathetically, some still are clinging to the farce, desperate to
salvage whatever still remains of their already sketchy credibility.
To describe it as a witch hunt, the president's preferred term, is too
generous. The American public has witnessed a seditious attempt by powerful
interests garrisoned throughout our political complex to overthrow a sitting
U.S. president. The orchestrated and failed coup has exceeded the routine
combat of our two-party system, where out-of-power partisans disrupt and
agitate the other side. No, this has been a full-scale insurrection that has
violated the boundaries of law, normalcy, and civility in an unprecedented
Both Democrats and Republicans have been complicit. The national news media
have acted as hatchet men. Influential public officials, operating both
inside and outside of government, have aided the stratagem. One of the main
culprits just revealed-no, bragged-how a handful of corrupt bureaucrats
plotted unlawfully to remove the president from the Oval Office based on the
fantastical scheme.
It's the kind of treachery that is supposed to animate banana republics or
Soviet-style regimes-not our country.
And now that the Senate Intelligence Committee confirmed this week that
their two-year investigation-which involved the interrogation of 200
witnesses and a review of 300,000 documents-will find no evidence of
collusion, the aftermath of this scandal is coming into view. How it plays
out is anyone's guess at this point, but one thing is evident: There is deep
rage at what has happened not just to this president but to this country-and
people want answers.
On his show Tuesday night, Tucker Carlson unleashed a tirade that reflected
the anger felt by millions of Americans. "In the end, it was all fake, and
they knew it wasn't real, they knew they were lying," Carlson said after
playing a series of clips by Democratic leaders accusing the president of
colluding with the Russians. "We've spent two years perpetuating a fraud and
they are still doing it. What is it? It's negligence on a stunning scale.
Historians will look back on this moment in amazement and sadness. Why
didn't any responsible person in the media say anything about it, why did
they collude in the charade?"
Carlson unloaded on House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff
(D-Calif.), one of the key conspirators from the beginning, insisting that
Schiff's grandchildren "will be ashamed of what he did." Perhaps they will.
But only if his progeny have more integrity and decency than Schiff does
which, I admit, sets a very low bar.
The cast of villains in this national nightmare is long. At the highest
echelon is the Obama White House; to date, no one knows how involved the
former president was in executing this scheme because not one journalist has
yet confronted Obama about what he knew or when he knew it. Think about that
for a moment. Barack Obama's Justice Department weaponized federal law
enforcement and intelligence powers to infiltrate and spy on a rival
presidential campaign then leveraged that same authority after the election
to raze an incoming administration, yet not one member of the press corps
has asked him one question about it.
Former administration officials who pulled all the strings, including ex-FBI
Director James Comey, ex-CIA Director John Brennan and ex-Director of
National Intelligence James Clapper continue to attack the president, even
accusing Trump of being a traitor and a Russian asset. Members of both the
Obama and Bush administrations have become media celebrities by legitimizing
the collusion fantasy on cable news shows and opinion pages. NeverTrump
Republicans who long ago should have been run out of the public square for
their consistently-wrong analysis on nearly every political and policy issue
over the past two decades have earned earn rock-star status on social media
from Democrats and liberals eager to exploit their nonstop rants about
Trump-Russia as proof "even Republicans" are suspicious.
Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have diverted time, money, and
attention away from critical issues that matter to Americans in order to
chase after a ruse that most, if not all, knew was a head fake from the
start. It will be impossible to measure how many opportunities to fix
illegal immigration or health care or entitlement reform over the past two
years were lost while our political leaders across the country were mired in
a nonexistent crisis. And probably that was the point. The Justice
Department has diverted needed resources to a special counsel probe that has
nothing to do with the safety and security of the American people.
Meanwhile, Robert Mueller's investigation has not yielded one indictment
related to collusion, yet it has wrecked countless reputations and
livelihoods. Gutless elected officials have cowered in the presence of
representatives from this ostensible fourth branch of government while
Trump-Russia propagandists demand that every politician swear his allegiance
and fealty to the almighty and unaccountable Robert Mueller. Any hint of
disagreement with the special counsel is portrayed as either cowardice or
But no entity has acted more recklessly and destructively than the national
news media. From publishing illegally leaked information intended to destroy
anyone in Trump's orbit to ambushing elderly supporters of Donald Trump, the
media have defiled their industry to a degree that will be unrecoverable.
False reporting has been corrected quietly (when it is corrected at all) and
without any consequence. Sex-for-Trump-Russia-Scoop arrangements result in
Consider these numbers: Since May 2017, the New York Times has cited the
Mueller investigation 4,392 times and posted nearly 1,200 articles, columns
and editorials about Russian collusion since January 2017. The Washington
Post has cited Robert Mueller 4,162 times and posted 1,100 pieces about
Russian collusion just in the past 12 months. CNN has devoted more than
3,000 articles and news segments to Robert Mueller since he was appointed.
Those are just the results of a few cursory searches.
But we will never know the total amount of air time, column inches and
social media chatter that have been dedicated to a fabricated conspiracy
peddled by a media infrastructure desperate to believe it was true and
maliciously trying to convince the public of a lie in a vain attempt to
satiate their own appetite for political revenge against Donald Trump.
So, what now? Who will pay the price for unleashing this ordeal on the
American public? Which lawmaker will be rebuked and censured for pretending
to have evidence of malfeasance that never happened? Which former high-level
official will be charged for abuse of power?
What journalist will be fired and permanently jettisoned from the industry
for intentionally misleading readers and viewers? What editor or media owner
will be held accountable for publishing illegally leaked information that
exacted real harm on innocent people? When will NeverTrumperers who accused
more astute observers of this scheme of being "conspiracy theorists" going
to apologize?
How will people harassed by the media and investigators restore their
professional standing, squandered savings and mental wellbeing? How can the
president regain the time in his term that has been lost to this craven
These are only a handful of the questions now arising from the wreckage of
the failed Trump-Russia collusion gambit; the answers might be just as
infuriating as the questions themselves.

CIEMR / Know thine enemy
« on: February 13, 2019, 08:13:47 AM »
Many of us have sworn to protect the constitution from all enemies, foreign and domestic.

I am a "regular Army Officer"

That means I am never officially released from military service until I pass from this earth. I take my oath seriously.

This potent little missile is laser guided and packs a surprise in the warhead. In addition to the shaped charge penetrator, it has white phosphorus to burn everything. You can see the effect with all the secondaries as on board munitions start to cook off. If I heard right there were several other tanks a mile behind this one that backed way off and ran...Good idea!


Our Heros, The "Hooah" or "Ooh-Rah" Place / Kyle Carpenter...MOH
« on: February 12, 2019, 09:51:11 AM »
This happened in the Helmand valley. He was stationed in that hellish place out of the British base, "Bastion" and the USMC attached base, "Leatherneck." I know that place well, having flown missions all over it for three years. For a man of our culture to set foot on the ground it is almost for certain that someone will try to kill you at some point. God protect these incredible brave and honorable warriors. We are so lucky to have them!


D.O.T. / A very good and pertient message...
« on: February 12, 2019, 09:17:20 AM »

Faith Discussion / How much does a prayer weigh?
« on: February 12, 2019, 09:00:20 AM »
I just Love God today. He is so wonderful...


Tech/Electronics / Laptop GPS
« on: February 11, 2019, 10:11:48 AM »
I thought I'd put this subject here in this neglected segment of our otherwise active website.

So in kitting out the Suburban for the upcoming trip to distant patches of rock and dirt I will obviously be using a GPS quite a bit

I have many options here

1. I could buy an indash GPS/audio unit, but I can also anticipate limitations and a price tag over $1,000

2. I could buy an adaptive indash audio unit which connects to my phone and thus displays a map display and would offer navigation. However that system depends on the phone's ability to communicate with cell towers, and those simply will not exist in some of the locations we plan to drive to

3. I could mount a stand alone Garmin, magellan or Tom-Tom system on the dash and literally drive on. That could work virtually anywhere but those lack topo information so for the drive up and over the divide, 15 miles north of nowhere, it would offer little if anything

4. Which brings me to the system I am contemplating. I thought about mounting a mid sized laptop on a stalk in the cab, much the same as in police cars. Then add the GPS processor/antenna, and flush the hard drive with road and topo maps to my hearts content. I would also have MS Office and the ability to fetch the interweb to find out which Dave is screwin' with my website at the moment.

Leaning at the moment toward option numba quatro, The Delorme systems come to mind. A do it all system, they also garner some good negative comments along with their sizeable capability.

So I'm wonderin' which system should I equip "Raven 8" with?

Our Heros, The "Hooah" or "Ooh-Rah" Place / Cool Pics
« on: February 11, 2019, 09:21:35 AM »
From an aviator senior to me, from back in his day. Reportedly of him flying over the everglades.

Our Heros, The "Hooah" or "Ooh-Rah" Place / Tootsie Roll Marines
« on: February 09, 2019, 10:00:13 AM »
Here's an interesting back story you may not have heard about the battle of Chosin Reservoir.

The 68th Anniversary of the Korean War "Chosin Few".....

The Tootsie Roll Marines On November 26, 1950, 10,000 men of the First Marine Division, along with elements of two Army regimental combat teams, a detachment of British Royal Marine commandos and some South Korean policemen were completely surrounded by over ten divisions of Chinese troops in rugged mountains near the Chosin Reservoir. Chairman Mao himself had ordered the Marines annihilated, and Chinese General Song Shi-Lun gave it his best shot, throwing human waves of his 120,000 soldiers against the heavily outnumbered allied forces. A massive cold front blew in from Siberia, and with it, the coldest winter in recorded Korean history. For the encircled allies at the Chosin Reservoir, daytime temperatures averaged five degrees below zero, while nights plunged to minus 35 and lower.

Jeep batteries froze and split. C-rations ran dangerously low and the cans were frozen solid. Fuel could not be spared to thaw them. If truck engines stopped, their fuel lines froze. Automatic weapons wouldn't cycle. Morphine syrettes had to be thawed in a medical corpsman's mouth before they could be injected. Precious bottles of blood plasma were frozen and useless. Resupply could only come by air, and that was spotty and erratic because of the foul weather.

High Command virtually wrote them off, believing their situation was hopeless. Washington braced for imminent news of slaughter and defeat. Retreat was hardly an option; not through that wall of Chinese troops. If the Marines defended, they would be wiped out So they formed a 12-mile long column and attacked.

There were 78 miles of narrow, crumbling, steeply-angled road and 100,000 Chinese soldiers between the Marines and the sea at Hungnam. Both sides fought savagely for every inch of it. The march out became one monstrous, moving battle.

The Chinese used the ravines between ridges, protected from rifle fire, to marshal their forces between attacks. The Marines' 60-millimeter mortars, capable of delivering high, arcing fire over the ridgelines, breaking up those human waves, became perhaps the most valuable weapon the Marines had. But their supply of mortar rounds was quickly depleted. Emergency requests for resupply were sent by radio, using code words for specific items. The code for 60mm mortar ammo was "Tootsie Rolls"but the radio operator receiving that urgent request didn't have the Marines' code sheets. All he knew was that the request came from command authority, it was extremely urgent and there were tons of Tootsie Rolls at supply bases in Japan.

Tootsie Rolls had been issued with other rations to US troops since World War I, earning preferred status because they held up so well to heat, cold and rough handling compared to other candies.

Tearing through the clouds and fog, parachutes bearing pallet-loads of Tootsie Rolls descended on the Marines. After initial shocked reactions, the freezing, starving troops rejoiced. Frozen Tootsies were thawed in armpits, popped in mouths, and their sugar provided instant energy. For many, Tootsie Rolls were their only nourishment for days. The troops also learned they could use warmed Tootsie Rolls to plug bullet holes in fuel drums, gas tanks, cans and radiators, where they would freeze solid again, sealing the leaks.

Over two weeks of unspeakable misery, movement and murderous fighting, the 15,000-man column suffered 3,000 killed in action, 6,000 wounded and thousands of severe frostbite cases. But they reached the sea, demolishing several Chinese divisions in the process. Hundreds credited their very survival to Tootsie Rolls. Surviving Marines called themselves "The Chosin Few," and among themselves, another name: The Tootsie Roll Marines. Join me in sharing their story and some Tootsie Rolls

CIEMR / Well played Mr. President
« on: February 08, 2019, 06:58:29 PM »
The guy is a master at stomping' mud holes in the backside of libtards!

Intel / What happens when Trump leaves office?
« on: February 08, 2019, 06:54:01 PM »
What if the Deep State wins? Survival in a Post-Trump Heavily Centralized Socialist Police State
Put aside your personal feelings, good or bad, about President Trump for a moment. The undeniable fact is, he won't be President forever. At some point Trump's Presidency will end - by impeachment, coup, death, defeat in 2020, or when his second term expires in 2024.

Regardless of when or how Trump leaves office, the deep state, the political class, the DC insiders. the collectivists, the socialists, the political & social activists, and the anti-Western elites in business, academia & the media will still be there. They will not have given up. They will not have gone away. And they will be extremely enthusiastic and energized to get their agenda back on track. So, how do we prepare for the consequences of the elites and deep state regaining full control once again?

The Rise of a Highly-Centralized, Politically-Correct, Socialist/Fascist Police State

Its not hard to predict where the Elites are wanting to take us. Just look at where Obama was pushing us. And where Hillary was going to push us had she won in 2016. And where the Dems are openly saying they will push us. Just look at where recent social, political, business, and technological trends are taking us.  Just look at the open hostility towards traditional values and beliefs. Just look at the attempts by Big Tech to shut out conservative and Christian voices, or any voice that doesn't totally embrace the politically-correct leftist agenda. Just look at the messages being beamed into our heads on a daily basis by movies, TV, music, and other aspects of pop culture. And I could go on and on. Those of us who are not aware of where they are wanting to take us can only have chosen to be willfully ignorant.

Here's what is coming our way once the Elites regain full control:

Economic Issues
Higher taxes on the middle class (probably much, much higher)
Higher taxes on big business and the wealthy (but with plenty of loopholes for their tax attorneys to wiggle through)
Higher taxes on small business (but without the loopholes)
Much higher level of environmental regulations
Much higher level of social justice regulations
Continuing growth of the National Debt
Renewed attempts at Nationalized Healthcare
All the above will lead to much slower economic growth and higher unemployment, as well as a shrinking middle-class
Loss of Privacy / Greater Police State Surveillance
Even greater power and influence for Big Tech and large corporations
Greater cooperation between government, Big Tech, and large corporations, to our detriment
Government will grandstand against Big Tech, but they want your data (and control over information) just as badly as Big Tech does, so they won't actually do anything stop Big Tech, as long as Big Tech mostly cooperates with their plans
New technologies enabling greater and more effective police state surveillance (facial recognition, closer monitoring of Internet activities, tracking of cars, cell phones, even chips in our trash cans to enforce environmental regulations, among other things)
A Chinese-style social rating system, in which you will need to exhibit certain politically-approved behaviors in order to get loans, get jobs, get a passport, get housing, get into college, and do almost anything in life - ultimate control by the government over you life
Loss of Freedoms (for our own good)
Loss of Free Speech rights, primarily through "hate speech" and "anti-bullying" laws, along with cooperation of Big Tech to suppress politically incorrect speech (another reason government will never really move against Big Tech)
Most millennials have already been turned against Free Speech, having been taught that it is just an excuse for "hate." This trend will continue.
Loss of Freedom of Religion (again, in the name of stopping "hate") along with continually redefining it as mere freedom of worship (see my 2015 article on this subject)
Loss of a Free Press as government allows Big Tech to do their dirty work by deplatorming, demonetizing, and otherwise freezing out all but the "main-stream" (corporate) media
Loss of Second Amendment rights (note the increasing popularity of "Red Flag" laws to get guns out of the hands of people with "mental health  issues" along with the American Psychological Association's recent declaration that "traditional masculinity" such as ambition and competitiveness is harmful - they plan to take away our guns without ever having to repeal the Second Amendment)
Other Issues
Weaker military
Open borders, uncontrolled immigration
Attacks on patriotism
Attacks on traditional Western culture, values and beliefs
 Attacks on the traditional family unit and traditional gender roles
I could make this list much longer, but you get the point.  Here is what should really scare you: None of the above is "conspiracy theory." It is actual trends and actual openly-stated plans. All of it has been happening, is still happening, and will only happen much more after the Elites regain control.

After Trump won the Presidency in 2016, most preppers breathed a sigh of relief and slowed-down their prepping, if not stopping it altogether. The reality is, Trump's victory did nothing more than perhaps buy us a little more time to prep. The dangers have only been delayed, not eliminated.

Fighting Back Against the Elites and the Deep State

Do I think all hope is lost? No. But it is not going to be easy to stop what is coming. It is going to take more than just winning an election. The forces we are fighting are deeply committed, deeply entrenched, and highly motivated. They have power, money, and influence. And they have the numbers in key positions (they control most corporate boards, most of the mainstream media, most of academia, and most of the government bureaucracy).

Here is what we need to be doing to fight back: Get out of the system. The less dependent you are on the system, the more you will be able to resist what is coming. Elections matter, even if it is to only buy time, so get informed and vote! Control of the Judiciary is critical. Judgeships matter deeply. Be very active in local politics and talk to local officials. Influence your family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, and fellow church members. Men, lead your family and teach your children. Don't give in to worldly ways, modern sensibilities, and political correctness.

Be especially wary of polices and laws that can be used as a "backdoor" to limit or take away our Freedoms. Hate speech laws allow the government to define "hate" however they wish. School anti-bullying policies more often are used to prevent your children from wearing a patriotic shirt ("bullying" immigrants) rather than stopping a real bully from taking your kid's lunch money. Red Flags laws have "gun confiscation" written all over them, especially in light of the APA's recent willingness to define traditional masculine traits as harmful. 
Survival in a Highly-Centralized, Politically-Correct, Socialist/Fascist Police State

Self-reliance is the key. The more self-reliant you and your family are, the less you will be affected by what is coming. Do everything you can to build as much self-reliance as you can while there is still time. I've written a lot on self-reliance, so check out those articles.

Get out of the system. The less you need the system, the less you will be controlled by it. Examples:
Homeschooling is better than private schools is better than public schools.
Working for yourself is better than working for a small business is better than working for a large corporation.
Owning out-right is better than paying a mortgage is better than renting.
A credit union is better than a small regional  bank is better than a big national bank.
Paying cash is better than a credit card.
Taking care of your health is better than needing a hospital.
Living in a small rural community is better than living in a city is better than living in a mega-city.
And the list could go on and on. Its not easy getting out of the system, and may be impossible to do so completely, but shed yourself of as much of the system as you can.

Privacy is paramount. The more I study what is going on, the more I realize the importance of privacy, and how difficult it is to guard.  I also think privacy is one of the most overlooked aspects of prepping. Think about and take steps to protect your privacy, both online and in real life.

From my article Operational Security - Part 3: Countermeasures:  "Children, especially young children, tell EVERYTHING to their friends, schoolmates, teachers, neighbors, and other parents (even if you've told them not to). Be especially aware of what you reveal to them, and remember that they do have ears and overhear a lot more than you might think. Remind them often that privacy is important and that they shouldn't share certain information with others. There have been many news stories in recent years of schools quizzing students about their home life, including asking about topics such as the parent's political views and if there are guns in the home. Tell your kids to answer "I don't know, you'll have to ask mommy and daddy about that" and to tell you who was asking those type questions. Review this with them often (they quickly forget)."

Faith Discussion / Where are we going?
« on: February 02, 2019, 11:16:39 AM »
It feels surreal.

I sit here at my desk just thinking, how did all this evil happen to my country? Why did good people give way to the evil doers? This abortion law signed and "lied" into existence in New York is legalizing murder of innocents. Imagine someone has a delivery day of tomorrow, but gets an abortion today. It's not only legal, its celebrated as some sort of heroic statement by women's rights activists! Its cold blooded murder of defenseless children!

God in heaven, how does this happen amongst your people? And Father God, please help me understand how you can love those people as much as those who worship you? Man, I just don't understand and am really struggling with this and what amounts of a tsunami of stupidity and evil wiping out my America.

You gotta understand, I jocked up many a time with my dirty american flag on my shoulder and went into harm's way thinking my nation is more important than what might befall me. Some things are worth dying for, I have said many times in my mind. But now I have to ask myself, would I want to fight to preserve our right to murder children? Would it be worth the separation from my wife and kids to protect the right of some transvestite to insult my God? Is it worth risking a young soldier to ensure junkies in Portland have the right to shoot up?

I keep coming up with: HELL NO! Let the SOB's die! If the nation has really become a place where we celebrate abominations, then how can I honor that?

I still think gay marriage is W A Y wrong. I am not comfortable with abortion at any time. I can't believe our congress has fakes and liars, not just a few but a bunch of them. Men who said they served in Vietnam and didn't? And I am supposed to honor and respect them! No, I won't. I'd rather piss on them! We have a woman senator who claims she is native American and is not, and is running for president! Hell, let the Chinese invade and overturn this foul government, then we patriots can run them off and rebuild a righteous nation. And if we perish in the midst of the fight, OK, then, was a good run and better than preserving the right to kill innocents.

The tail is wagging the dog! Idiots who hate our freedoms are in control. And as a law abiding, non-violent person I am forced into a smaller and smaller corner every day. They just keep pecking at us. Can't say this, can't love our God in our public places. Please explain to me why the right of an atheist trumps the right of a Christian? Are we not all equal? We don't uphold our laws, but manipulate them through liars (attorneys) to be used in ways they are not intended to. This is crazyland, and Father, how is this possible? If we the Christians of this nation pray our hearts out and repent, and still see things like this law in New York, well, Father, it really stretches my faith. I want it all struck down. I want to see these efforts fail and those who hate you to feel your wrath. Why isn't that happening?

California is gone, fallen off the cliff of common sense, and taking a lot of good people with it? Chicago is in a perpetual backwards day. Killing up, take more guns away from good people. Hell, take them away from the cops too and issue them flowers. Is anyone with a brain still out there? Is this some simulation I am living in where I can't set aside reason, but everyone else is willing to at the drop of a hat. Honestly, father, bring judgement on this nation if it continues to seek and exalt Satan. Or, actually, just bring judgement on those who follow the devil and maybe leave the rest of us alone.

I am really sick of this slide toward evil that everyone seems not to notice. I am sick of cowardice by so many, or perhaps its complacency, Lord. If so, then how about shaking up things some. Please do not allow evil to take any comfort or rest anywhere inside these shores. I see voices in congress, muslim voices, in our congress speaking out against Israel. Our congress, who represents the people of our country speaking against your chosen people. Like the money changers (Bankers) in your father's temple, Jesus, throw them out!

How do I fight to my front, and my sides and maintain vigilance behind me? I/we are few it seems, or we just don't care to do anything about all this change toward dark things. How can we maintain this fight around the clock? And all the while the enemy only grows stronger? We need you Father, for in you there are no defeats, only victories. Please bring us to the place where we stand with the angels and put an end to all this evil. Let truth triumph and rule here in my land.

Intel / Polar Shift Watch
« on: February 01, 2019, 09:46:59 AM »
OK, so I am going to hide this down in the intelligence section. It will be a read only information source.

Revelation 6:12-14
12 I watched as he opened the sixth seal. There was a great earthquake. The sun turned black like sackcloth made of goat hair, the whole moon turned blood red, 13 and the stars in the sky fell to earth, as figs drop from a fig tree when shaken by a strong wind. 14 The heavens receded like a scroll being rolled up, and every mountain and island was removed from its place.

The polar shift is a naturally reoccurring phenomena that is well documented in the geological record. It is currently overdue and apparently happening in our lifetime, as in now.

Nothing good with respect to the biological life occurs during the change, and recovery afterward is largely dependent on what is left in the deck of cards. For example, in the past, hundreds of years long polar shifts have produced two poles (A di-pole) system and magnosphere like we have now, but there is also record of a 4-pole, an 8 pole and even a 16 pole magnosphere. With each doubling the magnosphere halves in strength and creates spots of nearly no protection.

Unfortunately something is happening which suggests more that two poles may be forming. Research: South Pacific anomaly to read about a hole in our magnetosphere and now our atmosphere that covers 1/5th of the earth's surface where the sun's UV rays are much stronger at the surface. The space station when passing over the anomaly often observe odd bright flashes of light which have been linked to high energy solar wind bursts reaction to our atmosphere. Please note that the solar wind does not normally reach our atmosphere.

So what does all this mean to us? Well, it is of such a magnitude, I'm not sure there is anything we can do about it, but for some reason, I feel as though I should share the information with those who would visit our website. Information and articles and tracking data follows in subsequent postings

CIEMR / Polar Shift
« on: January 30, 2019, 09:34:45 AM »

As an Aviator, I have noted this for some time. In my Army flying days we had to correct our headings for the magnetic declination to fly a true course. That has been pretty normal. Back in the 80's that change amounted to perhaps 0.2 degrees per year, so referencing a ten year old map, one would calculate a two degree change, addition or subtraction to the drawn heading.


Now that change is becoming huge. The change is calculated off of the actual position of magnetic north vs its previously known position. Unfortunately now, the north pole is moving so fast that runways all over are changing their approach headings by 10 degrees and getting ready to change again. That's like hundreds of years of change based on old rknown rates of change. Something is definitely happening and its big.

It appears as though the north pole is now over northern Siberia! And the south pole is over the southern Indian ocean and is moving north. None of that is good. But it is so bad that one might not consider it at all, and just go on living their lives as if it doesn't exist. We are in a pole shift with the associated weakening (measured already) magnosphere so it is what it is. Just sharing...

D.O.T. / Coldest recorded temp????
« on: January 29, 2019, 05:28:19 PM »
So as the President thumbs his nose at the global warming reports, we are again experiencing record low temps. I still don't understand the science behind something gettin' hotter can actually produce the lowest recorded temps in history. Must be a part of LS (Lefty Science).

So let's see who amongst this august group suffered moster than the rest of us.

I'm currently sittin' at +17F, but cold day for we hillbillies is tomorrow.

CIEMR / Some logic...
« on: January 27, 2019, 09:46:41 PM »
1-Eleven teens die each day because of texting while driving.  Maybe it's time to raise the age of Smartphone ownership to 21.

2-If gun control laws actually worked, Chicago would be Mayberry.

3-The Second Amendment makes more women equal than the entire feminist movement.

4-Legal gun owners have 300 million guns and probably a trillion rounds of ammo.  Seriously, folks, if we were the problem, you'd know it.

5-When JFK was killed, nobody blamed the rifle.

6-The NRA murders 0 people and receives $0 in government funds. Planned Parenthood kills 350,000 babies every year and receives $500,000,000 in tax dollars annually.

7- Have no problem with vigorous background checks when it comes to firearms.  While we're at it, let's do the same when it comes to immigration and voter I.D.

8-You don't need a smoke detector; that's what the fire department is for.  Now...If you think that sounds stupid, you know how I feel when you say I don't need a gun.

9- Folks keep talking about another Civil War. One side knows how to shoot and has a trillion bullets. The other side has crying closets and is confused about which bathroom to use. How do you think that's going to end?

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