Another Useful Activity You Can Do While Cooped Up…

Study for your Ham License!

Here’s a great guide for the General Class license.  I’ve got my technician ticket, and am using the time to get my General to step into a larger world of communications.   I’ve been told this guide is the best to actually learn the material in a way that’s not  going to bore you to death.

Amazon:  $17.95 for the book; FREE on Kindle Unlimited.  Can’t beat that!

No matter your level or desire, this author has it for you.  Very easy to read, well written, and great preparation.

Here’s the best thing – AARL (the governing body for Ham’s) has put together and is Beta testing an online license test/certification program!  Don’t have the details, but if it comes together, it will be a real boon for aspiring Ham’s locked at home!

For you folks out there that are interested in ‘tactical’ Ham communications, the Technician license will meet your needs – that’s why I started.  VHF/UHF comms for Neighborhood Protection teams on frequencies that not everyone can have.  Sure, the FRS/GMRS work, but they’re so low on power, in a suburb you may get less than 1/4 mile.

Become a Ham!  You won’t regret it.  The AARL web site is

Ham Radio Outlet is a great site for equipment; they have sales regularly.   And while you’re at it, check out AMRRON.  It’s the American Redoubt Radio Operators Network.  Check it out, and join it if you can!



Sure, You Can Buy a New Pistol, Rifle, or Shotgun….

But you can’t shoot them because ranges, unlike gun stores, are not considered ‘essential’ businesses and therefore must be closed.  Talk about a leftist fantasy come true!!

So this morning, I go to my local gun store and figure while I’m there I’ll get in a half hour of practice on their range.  Supremely well ventilated – sucks all the air straight up so that you don’t inhale powder or lead residue.  Sign says, “The Ranges Aren’t Open at This Time”.

Why the hell not?  You can buy a gun but you can’t shoot it?!?!?!?

Talk about a ‘Rope-a-dope’!  Where the hell are you on this, GOA, JPFO, NRA??  Why are you not taking vigorous litigious action to stomp the living shit oughta WHOMEVER made that STUPID edict?   

Practicing live fire is essential business for gun owners!  Especially new gun owners!!

They. Never. Stop.

They. Never. Stop.

Original, here.

They’re like zombies – they don’t stop until you take away their authorization to inhale and exhale legislatively speaking.

“It’ll never pass,” you say.  “Trump will never sign it,” you say.  People thought the “Assault Weapons Ban” wouldn’t pass, either.  They’re going to keep throwing things against the wall until it sticks and people pass it.  And then, look out!

Let it sink in real good:  The 2nd Amendment goes, and it’s over.  It’ll be boxcars and transport trucks next.  Peace, or relative peace, only exist in this country because of two elements:  God’s Grace, and all the guns and ammo in private hands.

Every un-American gun bill imaginable is in H.R. 5717!

federal license to transport gun and ammo

cannot buy ammo for another person, like your wife or brother

poor won’t be able to afford the license

background check reform: outlaw private sales

can’t gift your guns without paying transfer fee

7 day waiting period

minimum age for purchasing firearm and ammo – 21

you have to securely store your gun – one size fits all

extend gun free school zones – all schools and everywhere that students go

red flag gun laws

silencer ban

assault weapon ban

bump stocks ban

outlawing 80% guns – every gun must have a serial number

dealer reform- require dealers to use lock metal cabinets and safes and anti theft alarms, security gates, more

industry reform

30% tax on guns on top of sales tax

50% tax on ammo

gun safety initiatives (anti gun groups)

can only purchase 1 gun a month

“You really need to hand it to the Democrats. While the American people are concerned about their health and distracted by the coronavirus, the Democrats proposed the most sweeping anti-gun legislation in American history.”

“It’s like the old adage, and one Law Enforcement Today has been warning about…when politicians, especially liberal ones are holding something in their left hand, in this case the coronavirus, watch out what they have in their right.”

-Create a nationwide gun registry

-Universal background checks

-Seven day waiting period for gun purchases

-Ban almost all semi-automatic rifles

-Institute a federal magazine ban

-Implement national “Red Flag” gun confiscation

-Tax guns at 30% and ammunition at 50%

-Ban people under 21 from exercising their Second Amendment Rights (keep in mind, Pelosi wants to lower the voting age to 16)

-Ration guns by making it illegal to purchase more than one firearm in a 30-day period

-Force “Safe Storage” requirements on gun owners

-Ban home builds

-Ban suppressors

-Force FFL’s to spend massive amounts of money to comply with new “security requirements”

-Expand “Gun Free Zones”

–Establish a national database of gun owners

“That is not even the worst of it. FPB reports that HR5717 would require gun owners to obtain a permit from the government to purchase guns and ammo. In addition, in order to obtain this “permit,” gun owners would be required to submit to a live-fire exercise.”

Now the tricky part. How can one participate in a “live-fire” exercise if that’s a requirement to purchase a gun in the first place? This legislation basically makes it impossible to purchase a gun as a first-time buyer.

Think about this. The government is certainly not going to provide guns and ammunition for first-time gun buyers. See where this is going?

The legislation would also repeal the law which excludes product liability for firearm manufacturers when weapons are used in the commission of a crime.


The Price Gouging Fallacy

Reposted from, “Caffeinated Thoughts

Very good explanation of ‘market rationing,’ which is part and parcel of basic economics.  Enjoy, and post your comments at his site!  Emphasis mine.


Wiped out: No toilet paper or paper products to be found at Walmart in Pella, Iowa. Photo Credit: Shane Vander Hart

Those who are casting those stones need a lesson in economics: The gougers are the heroes, and the hoarders are the villains.

The law of supply and demand tells us that when the demand for something skyrockets, its price will increase accordingly. This is not only natural, but it’s necessary. When we are faced with an emergency (in this case caused by fear more than anything else), the demand for critical supplies goes through the roof. If the price remains the same as it was before, which is what most people mistakenly think should happen, people will hoard that product. In other words, they will buy far more than they need. The result? A shortage. When shortages like this occur, large numbers of people are unable to obtain those critical supplies because the hoarders have selfishly bought it all up, leaving none for other people who desperately need it. Increasing prices in times of emergency are the only thing that protects us against shortages.

The so-called “gougers” are doing society a favor: they’re making sure through higher prices that people don’t hoard supplies and that others who need those supplies can obtain them.

The people who are harmed the most by shortages are the poor. Why? Because they can’t afford to stock up on critical supplies like wealthier people can. In other words, hoarding is a luxury that is not open to them. They indeed have to pay more for those supplies in times like this, but they would rather pay a higher price than be unable to obtain them at all.

Rather than shaming Amazon, everyone should be thanking them.

Some of us remember the 1973 kurfuffle known as the “Energy Crisis.” This was fueled (no pun intended) by the Arab oil embargo. When gasoline subsequently became scarce, the government imposed price controls at the pump so the “greedy” oil distributors wouldn’t “take advantage” of the situation. The result? A massive gasoline shortage, long lines at the pump, and people being unable to go anywhere for lack of gas in their cars.

A current example of this reality is the toilet paper shortage. Retail outlets like Walmart and grocery stores let us all down in a big way when people started hoarding toilet paper. As soon as they realized there was about to be a run on toilet paper, they should have immediately raised the price for it—by a lot. If they had done this, they would have curtailed the buying frenzy on toilet paper, and there wouldn’t have been a shortage. But since they failed us consumers, those shelves are now empty. This is true of several other items as well.

We intuitively think it’s cruel, selfish, and unjust to raise prices on critical supplies. Most people would condemn this as unbridled greed and malicious exploitation of those in need. I call this the Bondi Fallacy, named after Pam Bondi whose ignorance of basic economic principles drove her to outlaw price “gouging” in times of emergency. Because of her ignorance, untold numbers of people have had to do without crucial supplies they desperately needed in times of crisis.

There may be people who will take advantage of a crisis, and will genuinely act out of greed by buying up supplies and selling them at a higher price. I would argue that those people are few and far between—do we really think anyone is going to get rich selling high-priced toilet paper? But the people who are not greedy but want to do this to help others will do exactly the same thing. So at the end of the day, the motivation behind it is irrelevant.


Repelling Boarders…

Kind of gives you the impression of being on a ship, doesn’t it?

I’m not writing about dealing with pirates on the open sea, but another kind of pirate that you may soon find yourself dealing with whether you want to or not.

That’s the urban, living from EBT recharge to EBT recharge, or the low income wage earner suddenly out of a job that has several children to feed.  They’ll be just as lethal to you and yours as the pirates of old, or the more modern kind out of Somalia that were a ‘thing’ for awhile a couple years ago.

Old or new, they all understood/understand one thing:  Violence of Action, meaning, they go on to other targets when things they’re after get too expensive in terms of their lives.  Whether you face one or more, the same rules apply:

Surprise & Violence of Action against an aggressor(s) invading  your home will overcome the perps.

But what if there’s more than one and they attack from different angles?

But what if they enter from an area I’m not watching?

But what if they shoot from outside my home?

I’m sure there’s a whole bunch more questions out there like the ones above.  Basically, what you need to do is ‘own’ your home from a tactical perspective.

You need to know ALL avenues of approach (how they can get to your house, seen or unseen, any obstacles, and ‘dead space’ areas (places they can stop and not be hit by your fire or seen).

You need to determine if you can defend your home in-depth, inside or out.  How many people do you have that can take up an armed position and fire on the bad guy the same time you are, but from another angle (old timers used to call it a ‘crossfire’ – now we call it, ‘Interlocking Fields of Fire).

You need to have some sort of system that buys you time to either get in position or call in the cavalry (if they’ll come…).  Like door or window barricades.  You need to know where you can and can’t shoot inside your home where other innocents are during the invasion.  You also need to have them practice moving to your ‘safe’ spot before the repelling action starts so they’re out of the line of fire.

Most of all, you need to respond to a home invasion with your AR or AK or Scout M14 type rifle.  Remember, pistols are for surprises, once you know there’s a problem, you get your rifle.  They trump pistols 24/7.

Now’s about THE best time to do some walk-through drills in your home.   It’s only a bad idea to not start thinking and acting in a positive manner toward your family’s defense.  Remember:  Once the supply chain breaks down (and it’s slower than it ever has been) and markets, grocers, and big chain stores can’t provide food, you have about 72 hours before the danger needle goes into the red zone.


The U.S. Constitution, and in particular the Second Amendment, is the last obstacle before One World under Power

From, “The Burning Platform.”

H/T to WRSA.

The Burning Platform


Do read the whole thing first, then think about it.  Especially these paragraphs:

“China has the largest population on earth. And the United States has the most advanced healthcare system in the world. Do you know why the U.S. now has more cases of COVID-19 than any other nation currently? It’s because America was always the target. The U.S. Constitution, and in particular the Second Amendment, is the last obstacle before One World under Power.

America was sold out by the Global Corporatocracy long ago. Either by design or by never letting a crisis go to waste, it is the psychopaths in power who are now using COVID-19 as the means to lock down the world and avoid economic blame in one fell swoop. Just in time, too.”

Raw Information from Local Hospital Staff Member

This is unverified raw information – I find it interesting how military phraseology has become part of the medical lexicon.  I wonder how they’re going to describe it when they’re overwhelmed with patients?  “Overran,” maybe?

I think you might have to have face crack to see the video; I was shown by someone who has the app.  I will not have it on my pc or phone.