Sunday, April 30, 2017

April 30, 2017 -- A Quick Run Around the Web

City Prepping (10 min.)

Firearms/Self-Defense/Prepping:
       Because Animals are tough, but they aren’t that tough.  Humans are even more fragile.  Put a Quality bullet through the heart and lungs and the animal will die.
            I have a whole article on terminal performance, but I can sum it up pretty easily.  The bullet needs enough mass and velocity to reach the “boiler room” (heart/lungs) AND cause cavitation.  (the actual source of a damaging Temporary Cavity)
              Anything beyond that doesn’t help, and can hurt.  Truthfully, I think the 6.5 Grendel has three big advantages compared to the .308: Lighter weight, lower recoil and less expensive ammo.
               Lighter weight means less fatigue when it’s time to shoot.
                 Lower recoil means more attention to shot placement.
                   Most importantly, less expensive ammo means more practice and thus better shot placement.
                     You can buy 6.5 Grendel Ammo for as little as $0.28/round. (which is $5.60 for a box of 20)
                       That’s cheap.

                Other Stuff:
                There are two types of societies, production societies and rationing societies. The production society is concerned with taking more territory, exploiting that territory to the best of its ability and then discovering new techniques for producing even more. The rationing society is concerned with consolidating control over all existing resources and rationing them out to the people.
                He goes on to explain:
                         Socialist or capitalist monopolies lead to rationing societies where production is restrained and innovation is discouraged. The difference between the two is that a capitalist monopoly can be overcome. A socialist monopoly however is insurmountable because it carries with it the full weight of the authorities and the ideology that is inculcated into every man, woman and child in the country.
                           We have become a rationing society. Our industries and our people are literally starving in the midst of plenty. Farmers are kept from farming, factories are kept from producing and businessmen are kept from creating new companies and jobs. This is done in the name of a variety of moral arguments, ranging from caring for the less fortunate to saving the planet. But rhetoric is only the lubricant of power. The real goal of power is always power. Consolidating production allows for total control through the moral argument of rationing, whether through resource redistribution or cap and trade.
                             The politicians of a rationing society may blather on endlessly about increasing production, but it's so much noise, whether it's a Soviet Five Year Plan or an Obama State of the Union Address. When they talk about innovation and production, what they mean is the planned production and innovation that they have decided should happen on their schedule. And that never works.
                               You can ration production, but that's just another word for poverty. You can't ration innovation, which is why the aggressive attempts to put low mileage cars on the road have failed. As the Soviet Union discovered, you can have rationing or innovation, but you can't have both at the same time. The total control exerted by a monolithic entity, whether governmental or commercial, does not mix well with innovation.
                        • Mexico is afraid, very afraid: "Mexico Assembles Team for All-Out Legal Assault on Border Wall"--CNS News. The article reports that Mexico is prepared to spend tens of millions of dollars challenging the proposed border wall in U.S. courts. The court challenges will probably focus on challenges based on environmental treaties or discrimination. However, the real concern is money: 
                        Any attempt by the U.S. to tax remittances sent home by Mexicans in the U.S. would threaten negotiations on any other matters, [Mexico's Foreign Secretary Luis] Videgaray said.
                          “Remittances are not only a flow of foreign exchange from the macroeconomic point of view, but as we all know it is a fundamental support for many families, particularly low-income families,” he said, adding that a tax on the payments would be a “breaking point in any dialogue on other issues.”
                          In other words, Mexico feels entitled to foist its poor upon the United States.
                                  One intriguing site in Amazonia is the island of Marajo, 15,000 square miles in area, located at the mouth of the Amazon. Here are found some 400 huge dirt mounds, including one with a surface area of 50 acres and a volume of a million cubic yards. Radiocarbon dates suggest that Marajo had been occupied for over a thousand years.
                                     Nearby, on the Tapajos River in Brazil, A. Roosevelt found elaborate pottery, finely carved jade, and a culture going back perhaps 7,000 years.

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                              1. Re: Immigration and Disease. Just about anywhere in America that there is a concentration of new third-world immigrants/migrants/refugees, lots of diseases that had been eradicated decades ago pop up, usually in the public schools. Then the "public health officials" go into denial and obfuscation mode to sidestep the fact that these diseases were brought in by these immigrants.

                                This is yet another example of government putting the interests of unassimilable third worlders ahead of the interests of native born citizens.

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                                1. "To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize." We are not allowed to criticize immigrants or immigration.

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