Thursday, August 28, 2014

A New Chapter

Well, after over a year at the Big Orange Box Store, I'm calling it quits. Tired of being the go to guy for everyone, tired of watching department heads stand around, tired of making barely more than the cashiers, some of whom do not know the difference between a pipe and a pipe fitting. Yes I had one ask me that. I'm tired of selling my guns just to get by with life and tired of ignorant customers. Tired of being constantly broke. I mean really broke, I just had to sell the AR to put brakes on my truck.

This new chapter? An industry I have never even considered. An old time friend recommended the job to me and the interview went very well. The position was offered to me on the spot, no waiting, just you got it.

This new gig pays pretty well and gets me off my junk knees that are the worse for wear thanks to the Depot. I have to admit I'm a little nervous about this position. It is entirely dependent on me and my abilities, my gift for gab, my outgoing personality, my rugged charm.

What is it you might inquire. My future endeavor will be selling cars. Yep. A car salesman. For the oldest Chevy dealer in Missouri, Kindred Chevrolet. If I bust my hump and use my extensive contacts, I can make some real good ching. And get back to prepping, getting this old house secured, getting things the way the should be in my eyes. Getting some security in the bank again. And rebuilding my gun collection. This time, no paperwork, none, zip, nada.

Wish me well and if your ever in need of a car..........

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Just A Little Knowledge, Please?

After working at Home Depot for over a year now I am truly scared for humanity.
While working in the lumber department I encountered people that had no clue as to why a 2x4 was called a 2x4. Or why any other board was named after their dimension. I can understand not knowing how to do something but not understanding something as simple as that? I then moved to the electric department. WOW! I am shocked that more houses have not burned down due to homeowner electrical work. I have refused to provide knowledge to folks that seemed like they were gearing up to do a job for someone but had no clue as to what the parts were called, how to install them or any knowledge of electricity and to top it off they were wayyyy stoned and a few were really drunk. Yes, I reserve the right to protect my self from a lawsuit because you are a stoned dumbass. I feel as though I have saved countless lives by denying service to some folks, getting some "contractors" fired and imparting knowledge to good honest folks trying make there homes better.
   I then moved to the plumbing department, much less dangerous but evidently controlling water is a genuine mystery for many people.  I have spent many hours explaining, drawing pictures, looking a stupid cell phone pictures and trying to decipher what the fuck some of these morons are talking about. I had one such dumbass ask what a gas valve did. Uh huh, he did. And no he had no idea what a gas valve did. One customer asked how he was supposed to know how many fitting his new self installed gas line would need. Dumbassery even extends to some of my co-workers. I had a cashier who has worked there for many years call for an SKU number for 1/2 inch PVC. I asked was it pipe or fittings? Her answer? What's the difference? Right, what's the difference. A pipe is like a cock, long, hollow and carries liquid of some sort and fittings are like little condoms that fit on the pipe and control the flow of liquid. Sheesh!

All that brings me to my point. If the shit ever hits the fan a whole bunch of people are going to die just cause they cannot figure anything out. Things like how to heat their house when the electricity goes out, how to fix anything so it will continue to function, how to raise a garden, plan for their families defense, harden their house, procure food, heal the sick, dress a deer, run a trot line, build a shelter or any of the myriad things a person should know. Not strictly for a societal break down but just for every day living. Not having the luxuries of electricity, running water, flowing gas will require brains, know how and determination. And I sse a whole bunch of folks that just won't cut it in a disaster. If you cannot figure out how to put a supply line on your sink, how are you going to know how to drill a well?
After more than a year of interacting with the general populace, I am scared for mankind.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

It's Coming

Lately I've been thinking a lot about the War of Northern Aggression and what it means to us today. I have read several books, mainly about the Missouri/Kansas border war that preceded the War for Southern Independence.
   In the Border War violence was rampant on both sides. Murder, theft and terror were hallmarks of the day. Action, re-action, reprisals were frequent.
By the time the entire nation erupted into a war promulgated by Abraham Lincoln and his cronies, the emotions of the day were running very hot. Battles, skirmishes, raids and naval actions, all pitting Americans against former Americans. I say former as the Southern states involved had invoked Constitutional Rights and legally seceded from the Union. So, all participants from the South were Confederates. Which is ironic as the United States was formed as a confederation of States.
   From the start the Confederates had decided to fight under the time honored practice known as the Just War Doctrine. In contrast, the Lincoln apparatchik extolled the concept of Total War, which is well known today. Total War pits soldier and armies against women, children, livestock, infrastructure, property and the very means to sustain life. Even when faced with atrocities committed by the North, specifically, Sherman and his bummers, General David Hunter and General Philip Sheridan, the South with a few exceptions, fought under the Just War Doctrine.

All the while bullets and shot were flying, Good Ol' Abe was hard at work issuing orders directly to military leaders, completely bypassing the chain of command.  He violated the first, second, fourth and fifth amendments. In fact he personally ordered the arrest of hundreds of pro-south, pro-secession editors and had them imprisoned. He ordered newspaper offices destroyed and even had some folks "disappeared". He even went as far as to order the arrest of one Supreme Court Justice. Habeas corpus was suspended and no fence sitter or secession supporter was safe from this evil man.

When it comes to the issue of prisoner of war camps, horrors abounded on both sides. Astounding death rates, disease and torture were all present. The Northern camps did this willingly or on orders from Washington. The South however had little choice in the matter. Take the infamous Andersonville into perspective. The guards themselves lived on the same rations as the prisoners did, had the same death rate of the prisoners. Conditions were unimaginable. To top it off, the North had destroyed all agriculture so there was little to no food. The North refused to accept any released prisoners, even sending thousands BACK to that hell hole, all calculated to play into the hand of the remaining press, all Lincoln supporters.
When you look at HONEST history, you will see systematic conditions of evil on the part of the North from the President to his Cabinet, to many military leaders to the common soldier.

We then come to modern times. suspension of Constitutional rights is the norm. States Rights are basically dead. The President(s) act independently without Congressional involvement. The Government "allows" us First Amendment zones at the things we are protesting. We have foreign troops in this country training to disarm civilians. We have a police force that is increasingly militarized and much evidence shows they are going wild, beating, shooting, torturing and killing people over nothing. We get no response from our legislators. We have government departments that HATE the American people. We are imprisoned and killed over tax issues, We have had many military leaders fired in the last couple of years and replaced with the Presidents cronies. It is rumored that they were replaced because they refused to say yes to the question of whether they would order troops to fire on US citizens. The list of wrongs perpetrated on us, our families and friend goes on and on.
The venerable, honorable battle flag or any that may relate to it is looked at as a racist banner, even though it was patterned after the St. Andrews and St. Patrick's crosses. It stood for honor, law, respect and defiance. Most do not know that many thousands possibly as many as a million blacks WILLINGLY fought for that flag, side by side with their white brethren.
Today were are at a precipice waiting for that certain trigger that will once again pit brother against brother. And it seems that we have a Government that is willing to enact Total War on a group of people that only want to exercise their God given rights to create a government they can live with.

SOURCES:

The Un-Civil War

searavenpress.com

Three years with Quantrill

Civil War on the Western Border, 1854-1865

Civil War on the Missouri Kansas Border

War Crimes Against Southern Civilians

Gray Ghosts of The Confederacy

Blood On the Streets.

all of these books are available on amazon.com and searavenpress.com has a wide assortment of books all pertaining to the War of Northern Aggression.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

KNIFE COACH 3



Here is another installment of James Keating's knife coach series. I know this is not the sam as one on one training. In the absence of funds for travel and specialized training this as good as many of can get. pay attention and practice these and all his moves and motions. Notice that he moves like a dancer or a skilled martial artist. Train, train, train.



Friday, July 25, 2014

To The Knife

Kerodin speaks to an issue of which I'm fond of and working on a post about. Heed his words, read the damn Constitution and understand what those guys that wrote it meant.
The Document that we live by, that recognizes our right and freedoms also limits what the government is allowed to do. And it's not what they are currently doing and not what they have been doing for many years.

To the fucking knife!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Dixie footwear

Just got these in the mail today...




I got them on EBay from rebelmansam. check out his eBay store for lotsa cool stuff

Friday, July 4, 2014

Fireworks AAR

WOW! What a difference a few hours make. I went over a couple blocks to sit in a parking lot and watch the fireworks show at the KC Riverfest. Once I had gotten settled in and the sun came down the action began. Behind me, my street sounded like a pitched battle was going on. Firecrackers galore, aerial shells, jumping jacks and many, many explosions of some sort or another. Prior to the big show I kept hearing a series of sharp explosions and went in search of them. It turned out to be my across the alley neighbor and his propane cannon. The others I could only guess as sparkler bombs, acetylene bombs or M-80's and quarter sticks. The cool thing was that the folks on my street, once they got done, swept up their mess and called it a night! By the way, my house has the wonderful odor of expended fireworks!

Have a happy Independence Day! Remember what this day is all about. Remember what those fireworks symbolize. Remember what out Founding Fathers went through to let us have the lives we enjoy today.

Fourth Of Blah

This is my first Independence Day in the Big City. And so far it sucks. KC has a no fireworks ordinance that is lightly enforced yet has most folks afraid to set any fireworks off. Now there a few folks in my 'hood that are making sparkler bombs or acetylene bombs or something as there have been many loud booms in the area. Personally though, I have been out of M-80's and Quarter sticks for a few years now and no longer have any contact to purchase said items. I am also out of Pyrodex to shoot in my little cannon I made several years ago. So no boom boom for me dammit.
  I made my little cannon from some 2 inch cold rolled steel, a piece of 2" x 2" steel and a length of rebar. I bored a half inch hole in the center of the 2 inch bar and then drilled am 1/8 inch touch hole. I then welded the barrel to the 2 inch tubing and then the rebar to the tubing.  Put in a tablespoon of Pyrodex P in the barrel, hammer in some newspaper wadding, add the fuse, jab it in the ground an touch it off. KAFUCKINBLOOIE!!! Yes it's pretty damn loud. And yes it will send a projectile waaayyyy out there. And it makes an impressive cloud of smoke. But no, I forgot to buy the powder so no cannoneering for me. I am going to the Riverfest tonight which will have a very nice pyrotechnic show. Which mostly bore me now as I used to shoot propyro. And sitting in a chair watching is lot different from touching off a five inch mortar up close and personal.
Here is my little cannon. And don't give me any crap about the welding, I was doing it on the QT at work.

The noisemaker......


The business end...


Does this give you any ideas? It certainly did for me. A series of these electronically fired for perimeter defense? And loaded with buckshot? Or some other nefarious loading such as launching noise distraction devises?

Monday, June 9, 2014

Fencing Fool

By sheer chance I ended up with a three day respite from work. Sunday, Monday and Tuesday to do what ever the fuck I want to do. Or need to do. I made a judgment call and decided to relocate the chain link fence on the south side of my house to the south side of the vacant lot which sits yes, on the South side of the house. Duh! Anyway, I thought all the post were simply driven into the ground but, hell no, they were full on concreted in. I had visions of getting this project done on Sunday and Monday leaving Tuesday all to relaxation and recuperation. After getting a few of the concrete encrusted poles out of the ground I found that I needed to buy several seven footers. Holy CRAP! My employer wants darn hear 20 buck a pop for these things! So, my Step Father and I went shopping the local salvage yards this morning and found five. Five which we bought for the price of one new one.
 Sunday, we got 120 feet of fence taken down and all the poles either removed or cut off and I got all the holes dug in the new location. And let me say digging the holes was a whole nuther story. Rocks, brick, ceramic blocks, roots, steel rods, glass, gravel, basically a hundred years accumulation of detritus that gather under the eaves of a house. Yeah, the property lines are that close in this neighborhood. Many hours and several Vicodin later the holes were done. Today we went wondering the salvage yards. My Step Father was fascinated! He thinks this was the first time he ever wandered a good salvage yard and marveled at all the cool shit folks bring in. Finally back at the lot we got seven poles concreted in before we ran out of concrete, poles of the right size and the rain moved in. So tomorrow I will cough up a few more of my dwindling dollars to reluctantly purchase a few new poles.

This two day project is going to turn into a 3-5 day work out for me. Typical. At least when I'm done it will keep the local trash from using my lot as a public thoroughfare. Maybe. The two board front fence doesn't stop them now so we'll se what a 3 board front fence and a 5 foot high chain link South fence will do. Then, after that is done I will need to relocate the back gate and install a rolling gate to replace the swinging pair there now.
This is Phase One of the security upgrades here at Rebel Central.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Ice Cubes In Hell

The gun magazines, the TV news and the gun bloggers all tell you that guns are selling like, well, like ice cubes in hell. I'm here to disagree. On three occasions I have tried sell my good, and trusty Bushmaster XM15. It's chambered in 5.56 and has several goodies attached. A Smith Enterprises Vortex flash suppressor, an Ergo grip, a Beaver Tac latch and a NC Star 3x9x46 AR scope with illuminated reticle and the original Bushmaster magazine. In this current attempted sale I have included a Nikon P223 scope, a Colt magazine and 100 rounds of ADCOM M855 steel core penetrator ammo. How many responses have I got? NONE. Zero. Nada. I have had folks inquire as to the price(1000) and that is as far as inquiries go. The gun is outstanding, the price is good and the goodies are expensive. But no takers. On one other attempt at selling this thing, I had the gun and the attached goodies with 6 quality magazines and 500 round of mixed ammo for 1200. This is when you could not find an AR and ammo was next to impossible to find. I had one response, telling me that I was gouging people and had no business asking that price. So please, someone, tell me where the guns are selling like that ice. I have tried selling this when my finances have flagged to no avail. I have struggled through and somehow made it along without selling the gun. But I do need to sell it to have a cushion for the next What The Fuck moment in my life. I will not take a loss on what I have and will not take a fucking jus because I need to sell this. So in the KC region, evidently the gun sales stories are bullshit or people really don't have any money.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Pistol Packin' Teachers

Well one state has finally taken it head out of it's ass, Missouri lawmakers have approved a bill to allow teachers and other school employees to carry firearms during school hours. Let's see if this bill languishes on the Governors desk.
 More states need to wake up and realize that the only way to stop these horrendous school murders is to have legal, trained gun owners on site during normal hours.

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Coming To America

http://freenorthcarolina.blogspot.com/2014/05/rebel-militia.html

These scenes will soon be a part of the American history. If the current style of government does not change for the better and soon, there will be a flash point that will ignite the hearts and spirit of the American Rebels. Think the Bundy Ranch was a big thing? I predict the next encounter will have a bloody out come and segue to a bloody future. We are lied to, stolen from, shot, beaten, ignored and have had our freedoms quashed in every way imaginable and it cannot go on. We actually cannot take a piss with out violating some kind of law. We are regulated, taxed, fined, imprisoned and spied upon. We cannot make a phone call or send an email or text that is not recorded or analyzed. Our own cars, cell phones, TV's, and gaming devices send out information about us. The very ones that are supposed to protect and serve, the Police, beat and kill us with impunity.
   The government allows the country to be flooded with illegal immigrants, then allows them to utilize our social services networks and get free schooling. People from certain countries can come to American and get government loans to start a business that are not offered to you and I. And we are expected sit still and shut up. We are expected to take every thing that is shoved down our necks and ask for more, please.
And then they act all surprised when a few hundred armed folks show up at a remote desert ranch to protect and defend a rancher. Well, I believe that was just a practice run and the next encounter will not have the same outcome.