There is no easy solution to the mess in Venezuela. The answers offered so far are not answers at all. A direct US invasion would only place Guaidó in power, and his social democratic policies would do nothing to alleviate Venezuela’s economic and social catastrophe. No plebiscite or election would change Venezuela’s situation. Continued street protests without co-opting the upper echelon of the military are pointless. Leaving Maduro in power and hoping that his “Bolivarian” socialists willingly abandon power is stupid and dangerous.

https://www.zerothposition.com/2019/05/29/venezuela-solve-tinderbox/

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STRAIGHT LINE LOGIC

One way to eliminate free speech is to shut off economic channels for those expressing unpopular views. From Jeff Thomas at internationalman.com:

Left-wing activists have recently been increasingly active in seeking to limit opposing political viewpoints, in order to create a more ubiquitous “groupthink.” One effort in accomplishing this has been to propose the creation of a “Human Rights Committee” in order to monitor the economic transactions of “white supremacist groups and anti-Islam activists.”

This should not be surprising, as, throughout the former Free World, collectivists are, increasingly, coming out of the closet and seeking to eliminate any and all opposition to their cause.

And this should not, in itself, be alarming, as it should be both predictable and understandable that any politically driven group, be it left-leaning or right-leaning, would seek to gain an advantage over its opposite number.

What may be a real cause for alarm, however, is…

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STRAIGHT LINE LOGIC

The only guilt in the Russia collusion case is by those who made the case, and in many instances they are guilty of exactly what they accused Trump and his team of doing. From Victor Davis Hanson at amgreatness.com:

Before the defeat of Hillary Clinton, the idea that the Russians or anyone else could warp or tamper with our elections in any serious manner was laughed off by President Obama. “There is no serious person out there who would suggest that you could even rig America’s elections,” Obama said in the weeks leading up to the 2016 election.

Obama was anxious that the sure-to-be-sore-loser Trump would not blame his defeat on voting impropriety in a fashion that might call into question Clinton’s victory. After Clinton’s stunning defeat, Russian “collusion”—thanks initially to efforts by Obama holdover Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates to go after Michael Flynn and the successful…

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John W. Whitehead, Constitutional Attorney

“There will come a time when it isn’t ‘They’re spying on me through my phone’ anymore. Eventually, it will be ‘My phone is spying on me.’” ― Philip K. Dick

Red pill or blue pill? You decide.

Twenty years after the Wachowskis’ iconic 1999 film, The Matrix, introduced us to a futuristic world in which humans exist in a computer-simulated non-reality powered by authoritarian machines—a world where the choice between existing in a denial-ridden virtual dream-state or facing up to the harsh, difficult realities of life comes down to a red pill or a blue pill—we stand at the precipice of a technologically-dominated matrix of our own making.

We are living the prequel to The Matrix with each passing day, falling further under the spell of technologically-driven virtual communities, virtual realities and virtual conveniences managed by artificially intelligent machines that are on a fast track to replacing us…

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Wilderness Medicine Class | NCRenegade

Posted: May 29, 2019 by gamegetterII in Uncategorized

Emergency Management in the High-Risk Low-Resource Environment

June 21-23, 2019

Murphy, NC

“By definition, “Wilderness Medicine” is based on the concepts of emergency medical help when separated from definitive care by distance, time, or other circumstances. That situation could easily be the backcountry days away from a hospital, civil unrest, or an active shooter incident; all situations in which medical help may not be readily available.

Wilderness Medicine is training in emergency first aid for people who aren’t professionals and forms the basis of our tactical medic program. The training consists of an informal meet and greet on Friday evening followed by two days of lecture, discussion, hands-on, and scenario-based skills practice.

Our goal is to provide you with an assessment process that is simple, easy to understand, and one that does not require you to purchase everything from an ER catalog. Rather, the class provides you with a roadmap to address life-threatening injuries in the proper order and one that ensures the best possible outcome for both yourself and your patient.”

More info @

https://ncrenegade.com/editorial/wilderness-medicine-class-2/

This Weekend’s TC3 Course

Posted: May 29, 2019 by gamegetterII in Uncategorized

brushbeater

When: 0900-1700 Saturday, 0900-UTC Sunday, but drop by Friday night for grilling and fellowship.

What to bring:Bring what gear you have or intend to use in a patrolling environment. Generally that includes second line gear (a chest rig/LCE) and any medical gear you may have. Don’t worry if you don’t have these items- there’s plenty of extra equipment on site.

There is full amenities on site including water and a kitchen, and I’ll have several cases of bottled water on site.

Its going to be a packed class and be ready to fill a notebook. And if there’s any other questions feel free to email me.

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h/t WRSA

The example our government is setting can lead to nothing but chaos. If the populace continues to emulate the behavior of those we have elected to govern us, there will be no peace, there will be no sense of community, of belonging to one of the greatest countries on earth. If every workplace, family, church and organization dealt with their differences the way our government officials do, there would be anarchy in a week.


As educators we had a saying. ‘Want to know what the parents are like? Watch their children.’ If we want to know how this will all turn out, just watch our country’s leaders.

And then there is the media. It doesn’t matter what you watch or read, everyone is biased. Everyone. Wherever you turn there is disagreement, censorship, and bias. What is true? There is literally no way to tell anymore. Truth means nothing in this society. Absolutely nothing.

Read it all @

http://thoughtsfromfrankandfern.blogspot.com/2019/05/governments-uncivil-war.html

It is now time to consider a very serious piece of hunting ordnance that represents the collective knowledge of three generations of fanatic hunters and shooters, plus a fourth party who has a long familiarity with fine rifles and what should go into them.

The rifle is the Nosler Model 48 Mountain Carbon. The three generations are John, Bob, and John Nosler. The original John founded Nosler Bullets in 1948 because he thought it would be nice if there was a hunting bullet that worked and invented the Nosler Partition. Bob Nosler, who is about as fine a human being as I know, took over from John in 1988 and guided the company to great growth and immense profit. In 2018, he passed the presidency to his son, John.

The fourth party is Jeff Sipe, who worked at Kimber and Montana Rifles, and joined Nosler last year as Division Manager of Nosler’s Rifles operation. (Jeff was also an All-American wrestler at Dickinson State University. I mention this because I wrestled, and it’s the toughest sport you can get into, and because I could not have made All-American if I’d had Ivan Yarygin* out on the mat to help me.)

What you get when you combine these decades of experience is a sense of what should go into a hunting rifle, and what should not, and what the gun should feel like, and what it should be able to do. The Mountain Carbon is based on the Model 48 bolt action (1948 being the year Nosler was founded), which debuted in 2006 and is a highly refined push-feed bolt. “Mountain” comes in because the rifle, minus scope, weighs only 6 pounds, and will not make you unhappy if you have to carry it up a mountain. “Carbon” because the barrel is a steel liner, carbon- wrapped in order to save weight.”

Read more @

https://www.fieldandstream.com/rifle-review-nosler-mountain-carbon-part-one

Excerpt…

“A rambling but necessary preamble to post on why all American education and especially college “education” is compromised beyond redemption. There is no way to fix it but to raze it to the ground, cashier all the administration and faculty and not let a single red cent of government money onto any campus across America ever again.

There is a reason the US government dominates K-PhD indoctrination apparatuses across the country to include the diabolical connection between student tuition inflation and the government takeover and sponsorship of all student loans.”

Read it all @

https://zerogov.com/evil-is-as-evil-does-the-government-education-complex-by-bill-buppert/

Raconteur Report: Storm Warning

Posted: May 21, 2019 by gamegetterII in Uncategorized

From comments:

Aesop, do you anticipate any of that (the indictments and prison time you mentioned) actually happening? I have zero faith that it will. Zero.

You may be right.

I know what should happen, but not what will.

That uncertainty alone is cause for great alarm for anyone with any common sense.
The entire point of law is that it be fixed and reliable for all.
Without that, when it’s random and capricious, it’s worse than no law at all.

If there aren’t indictments, trials, and convictions over what’s gone on, I can tell you what I do have faith will happen: there’s going to be war.

Not a tantrum, or a disturbance, or a riot, or even some low-intensity nonsense.
It’s going to be a full batshit war. It will come in its own time. Maybe slow unfolding, maybe all at once. But come it will.

People are going to start looking for an excuse, any excuse, and then they’re going to find one, and hunting season will be open. And once it starts, it’s going to spiral out of control, like things do, and one side or the other will become extinct before it’s over.

Read the rest @

http://raconteurreport.blogspot.com/2019/05/storm-warning.html?m=1