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Where the name came from

What's with the title Woodpile Report? Well, it's this way, from January of 2004 until mid-2007 it was emailed to a subscibers list. In that form it was titled the Woodpile Weather Report. A picture of ol' Remus's woodpile appeared at the top as both a weather report and, by documenting the progression from log pile to chunkwood to a split 'n stacked woodpile, a witness to the seasonal changes. It was the thin thread from which comments hung. As thrilling as all that was, the comments metastasized and took over. But the title remains.

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Regime-speak

You're about to be lied to when they say-

a hand up
a new study shows
a poll by the highly respected
a positive step
are speaking out
arguably
arsenal
at-risk communities
best practices
broader implications
challenge
climate change
collectively
commonsense solutions
comprehensive reform
cycle of poverty
cycle of violence
demand action
denier
disenfranchised
disparate impact
disproportionately
diverse backgrounds
divisive
economically disadvantaged
embattled
emerging consensus
empower
enhance
evidence shows
experts agree
extremist
fair share
fiscal stimulus
fully funded
give back
giving voice to
greater diversity
growing support for
gun violence
hater
have issues
high capacity magazine
history shows
impacted by
impactful
in denial
inappropriate
inclusive environment
insensitivity
investing in our future
linked to
making a difference
making bad choices
marginalized
marriage equality
mean spirited
most vulnerable
mounting opposition to
multicultural
non-blaming
nonjudgmental
non-partisan, non-profit
not value neutral
not who we are
nuanced
off our streets
on some level
oppressed minorities
our nation's children
outreach
people of color (sometimes, colour)
poised to
poor and minorities
positive outcome
potentially
progressive
public/private partnership
raising awareness
reaching out
reaffirm our commitment to
redouble our efforts
research tells us
root cause
sends a message
shared values
social justice
solidarity with
sow discord
speaking truth to power
stakeholders
statistics show
sustainable, sustainability
the American People
the bigger issue is
the failed ...
the larger question is
the more important question is
the reality is
the struggle for
too many
too often
touched by
underserved populations
undocumented immigrant
unpack
value neutral
vibrant community
voicing concern
war on ...
working families

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Hypercorrectness

You know who the media means by not saying who they mean when they say -


at-risk students
gang-related
gangbanger
low-income students
mob and rob
mobbing up
pack of teens
rival gang members
roving group
swarm mob
teen gang
teen mob
teen thugs
unarmed teen
unruly crowd
urban youths
young people
young men
youth violence

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Tactics of the Left
Saul Alinsky's Rules for Radicals

Power is not only what you have, but what the enemy thinks you have

Never go outside the experience of your people.

Whenever possible, go outside the experience of the enemy.

Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.

Ridicule is man's most potent weapon

A good tactic is one your people enjoy.

A tactic that drags on for too long becomes a drag.

Use different tactics and actions and use all events of the period.

The threat is more terrifying than the thing itself.

Maintain a constant pressure upon the opposition.

If you push a negative hard and deep enough, it will break through into its counterside.

The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative.

Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, polarize it.

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How To Create A Socialist State
by Saul Alinsky

1) Healthcare — Control healthcare and you control the people

2) Poverty — Increase the Poverty level as high as possible, poor people are easier to control and will not fight back if you are providing everything for them to live.

3) Debt — Increase the debt to an unsustainable level. That way you are able to increase taxes, and this will produce more poverty.

4) Gun Control — Remove the ability to defend themselves from the Government. That way you are able to create a police state.

5) Welfare — Take control of every aspect of their lives (Food, Housing, and Income).

6) Education — Take control of what people read and listen to — take control of what children learn in school.

7) Religion — Remove the belief in the God from the Government and schools.

8) Class Warfare — Divide the people into the wealthy and the poor. This will cause more discontent and it will be easier to take (Tax) the wealthy with the support of the poor.

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Moscow Rules
via the International Spy Museum

Assume nothing.

Never go against your gut.

Everyone is potentially under opposition control.

Don't look back; you are never completely alone.

Go with the flow, blend in.

Vary your pattern and stay within your cover.

Lull them into a sense of complacency.

Don't harass the opposition.

Pick the time and place for action.

Keep your options open.

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Rules of Disinformation
via Proparanoid

Hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil

Become incredulous and indignant

Create rumor mongers

Use a straw man

Sidetrack opponents with name calling, ridicule

Hit and Run

Question motives

Invoke authority

Play Dumb

Associate opponent charges with old news

Establish and rely upon fall-back positions

Enigmas have no solution

Alice in Wonderland Logic

Demand complete solutions

Fit the facts to alternate conclusions

Vanish evidence and witnesses

Change the subject

Emotionalize, antagonize, and goad

Ignore facts, demand impossible proofs

False evidence

Call a Grand Jury, Special Prosecutor

Manufacture a new truth

Create bigger distractions

Silence critics

Vanish

Remus's antidote: tell the truth as plainly as you can. Humor helps.

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The Five Stages of Collapse
Dmitry Orlov

Financial Collapse. Faith in "business as usual" is lost.

Commercial Collapse. Faith that "the market shall provide" is lost.

Political Collapse. Faith that "the government will take care of you" is lost.

Social Collapse. Faith that "your people will take care of you" is lost.

Cultural Collapse. Faith in the goodness of humanity is lost.

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The Five Rules of Propaganda
Norman Davies

Simplification: reducing all data to a single confrontation between ‘Good and Bad', ‘Friend and Foe'.

Disfiguration: discrediting the opposition by crude smears and parodies.

Transfusion: manipulating the consensus values of the target audience for one's own ends.

Unanimity: presenting one's viewpoint as if it were the unanimous opinion of all right-thinking people: drawing the doubting individual into agreement by the appeal of star performers, by social pressure, and by ‘psychological contagion'.

Orchestration: endlessly repeating the same messages in different variations and combinations.”

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The Psychology of Cyber Attacks
Robert Cialdini
via securityintelligence.com

Principle of Liking - people tend to form trust with those they’re attracted to, both physically and emotionally

Social Proof - People are motivated more by what others do than a perceived or even quantifiable benefit

Rule of Reciprocation - Humans feel a sense of obligatory quid pro quo

Commitment & Consistency - Most people stick with their original decisions despite information that supports changing their course

Principle of Authority - Authority, whether real or perceived, elicits obedience in many people

Principle of Scarcity - People want to be included in exclusive offers and often make poor choices under pressure

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How to prosecute anybody

Look around for "suspicious" behavior, i.e., behavior on the part of a private citizen that can be made to appear suspicious

Ruthlessly probe every element of the "suspect's" life, using the effectively infinite resources of the State, until enough "suspicious" behavior has been amassed

Assemble a huge list of charges to place before a grand jury

Present the case in such a fashion as to promote the less plausible accusations and obscure the more plausible ones, thus securing a grab-bag indictment

Offer the indicted person a plea bargain that will spare him centuries in prison and complete pauperization at the bargain price of a few years and/or a few thousand dollars.

Francis Porretto

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Overused Military Sayings
Task & Purpose

Long pole in the tent
Oh and by the way
And getting blown up/shot could ruin your whole day
Bottom line up front
Zero dark hundred/ zero dark thirty
All of us are smarter than any of us
Been there, done that, got the t-shirt
OBE
Standby to standby
That’s not in your seabag
Hurry up and wait
Too easy
Only easy day was yesterday
You get what you inspect
Needs of the [service]
Ship, shipmate, self
Full spectrum
Slow is smooth, smooth is fast
Boots on the ground
Lackadaisical attitude
Soup sandwich
Warmy fuzzy
Shut up and color
Stay in your lane
Show me your war face
Just to piggyback on what the CO said
High speed, low drag
Dog and pony show
Shit hot
We got a lot of moving parts here
Break break
Are you tracking?
It would behoove you

 

 

 

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Asher Durand, Into the Woods, 1855

Asher Durand 1796-1886 was one of the founding members of the Hudson River School. They believed the natural world was a gift from God, and faithfully depicting its wonders was a high calling. "Faithfully depicting" doesn't mean photographically accurate, in fact, such paintings are a category of landscapes known as "topographical" and served practical or scientific ends. But I'm losing sight of shore.

Western landscape painting dates from ancient Greece and Rome. Excavations at Pompeii, for instance, have yielded fine examples of natural vistas. Asian landscapes, meaning Chinese and Japanese largely, are similarly ancient and similarly tied to philosophy and poetry. There are no instances of landscape paintings elsewhere until recent times.

 

art-remus-ident-04.jpg Woodpile Report is compiled with a fourteen year old web design program. Never was I tempted to use any of the blog formats, nor have I ever had a Facebook, Google or Twitter account. Woodpile Report is for those who find value in it as-is, not for maximizing readership with gimmicks to run up the click count. One click gets you the whole thing on one page. What a concept!

Those who only have a blog platform or social media get little sympathy from me when they complain about their masters treating them badly. Many went for the free ride because they're too lazy to make and maintain their own website. Then they complain about being censored, shadow banned and so forth. Boo hoo. Didn't they hear, there's a war on. What did they think was going to happen?

Yet some of the same people require a Google account to post something in their comment section. No no Sparky, you've revealed yourself as part of the problem.

Vox Day explains:

It was tempting to use Twitter because Twitter allowed people like Mike Cernovich and Jack Posobiec and many others to quickly build up audiences much more rapidly than they could do in an organic fashion on their own platforms. So the problem is nobody bothered to do it, everybody wanted to use these platforms that were constructed because they made it easy for you.

Well, guess what, it's not easy anymore, so what? ... All of this was inevitable. The moment that they felt that they were sufficiently in control, they were going to act like this, and so you know that the time for taking advantage of playing around and using their platforms is over.

Incidentally, if you want to know the underlying mission of Woodpile Report, play the first ten seconds of this YouTube video . Go ahead. I'll wait.

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Z Man speaks for many of us, myself included, when he ponders the "red pill" and says:

Much of what defines the modern age is that everyone forgot the timeless lessons of the human condition and now we have to rediscover them. This great awakening we see on our side of the great divide is, in many respects, a rediscovery of the past. So much has been hidden from view in order to prop up the current regime, it’s shocking to most people. Like that kid who learns his parents had lied to him and he was adopted, what matters next is what we do with this new knowledge.

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Of Two Minds reader Bart D. comments:

I look at the US economy and what I see in actual everyday life is that corrupted capitalism has resulted in the same problems for average citizens as what crony communism did for the citizens of the USSR.

Poor consumer choice. Poor resource allocation. Poor quality consumer products. Poor environmental management/outcomes. Hyper-vigilance and hyper-control of Government over its people. Dodgy Utilities. The difference is that the Soviet Union had a better healthcare system than USA currently has and better housing availability for common people.

and finally,

Do you have enough ammo? It's a trick question, you never have enough ammo. Prices on ordinary fodder are good, supply is good. Now's the time.

This week will be a rough one. If I have to skip an issue I'll add a notice at the top of this issue.

Update: It all went well but recovery's a lot worse than I figured.

Enough chitchat, let's get to yer ol' Woodpile Report.

 

1950. Lincoln Cosmopolitan magazine ad

 

art-remus-ident-04.jpg The Cosmopolitan, produced from 1949 to 1954, was Lincoln's first all-new top-o'-the-line postwar model. Stylists continued to remove the remaining vestiges of utilitarian design favored by manufacturing engineers.

Notice, the fenders rise almost to the hood line, the headlights are recessed into the bodywork, and the last hint of running boards has disappeared. Compare to the lightly styled designs of the previous era .

Power was provided by Ford's V8 heavy truck engine with an optional GM Hydramatic automatic transmission. Photos of the Lincoln Cosmopolitan.

 

Remus's notebook

 

American Greatness - The Left Wants War, Give It to Them ... the war is already on. It is escalating with or without your participation

The Root - Intense Segregation Is Returning to Boston's Public Schools, Report Finds ... nearly 60 percent of Boston’s schools are “intensely segregated”

Vox Popoli - The birth of the White American Party ... identity politics are now in effect, get used to it and behave accordingly, or lose

Ann Coulter - Sarah Jeong Better Drive Carefully! ... hating the wrong people is a far graver crime than murder. Hating the right people gets you a job at the Times

Art of Manliness - 10 Questions to Ask in a Job Interview ... asking questions can make or break your chances of getting the gig

Market-Ticker - The Lament of The Farmer ... BS, your "industry" built an open, outrageous and notorious fraud with Ethanol for fuel ... and every single one of you folks who has ever employed an illegal invader should be rotting in a federal prison cell

art-remus-ident-04.jpg Karl "hang 'em high" Denninger strikes again

Ars Technica - Verizon lied about 4G coverage—and it could hurt rural America, group says ... "sham coverage map" could prevent rural carriers from getting network funding

Hot Air - Vox: Sarah Jeong was just talking the way most people on the left talk about white people ... she’s the elite punching down, not the victim punching up

Daily Caller - West Virginia’s Supreme Court Is So Corrupt, Every Justice Faces Impeachment ... who presides over the impeachment trial if the entire state Supreme Court is being impeached?

Eric Clanton Penalty Reveals New Leftist Strategy: Acquit Violent Leftists ... when the defendant, judge, jury, bailiff, and mayor are all Leftists, others Leftists will walk free

Excerpt: “justice” has become yet another Leftist-term that means the opposite of its original intended meaning. It now means a way for Leftists to engage in violence with impunity, while the rest of us will be prosecuted aggressively for defending ourselves against them.

Daily Caller - ‘Do Him Like Gaddafi’ — Antifa Protesters Caught On Video Threatening To Kill The President ... half a dozen protesters looked into my camera and threatened to physically harm or “murder the president.

QAnon - Daily aggregate of Q postings

Gateway Pundit - Ascending: Legacy Media Spotlight Propels QAnon Movement ... QAnon Movement has been categorically attacked by nearly every major legacy media organization in the US in what appears to be a coordinated effort

The Hill - Anonymous vows to take down, expose QAnon ... group now believes the conspiracy theory has gone too far

art-remus-ident-04.jpg Gone too far for who? The mainstream media? The guilty?

Affirmative Right - Is The Deplatforming Of Alex Jones Connected To QAnon, And If So How? ... like Alex Jones and InfoWars, QAnon is being subjected to the same sort of coordinated corporate barrage

SHTFplan - Epic Gun Control Fail: Chicago Is A ‘War Zone’ ... if they shoot you, they don’t even run, they just walk away

Daily Mail - Bloodbath in Chicago as 12 people are shot dead and 59 injured in a dozen shootings in just 60 hours over the weekend ... includes five mass shootings

art-remus-ident-04.jpg These shootings have something in common ... jes can't seem to put my finger on it.

Don Surber - America's no-go zones ... Chicago's criminals go where the cops aren't

Reason - Senate Democrats Are Circulating Plans for Government Takeover of the Internet ... mandatory location, identification for now, then comes regulation, licensing, taxes, fees

Natural News - Censorship purge points to imminent false flag violence before mid-term elections, bigger than 9/11? ... something so big that only the official narrative can be allowed to be heard or spoken

Ancient Origins - Medieval Chivalry Wasn’t Just Knights and Valor ... the medieval past was not only colorful and fascinating, but too important and too useful to be ignored

CDR Salamander - “The benefits” of the light-attack plane experiment? No, try “the shame” ... Brazilians had Super Tucanos ready to go in 2001

art-remus-ident-04.jpg "Good enough and plenty of it" is the gold standard in war

Jon Rappoport's Blog - Erased history: how Rockefeller bankrolled Soviet Russia ... US bankers financing US enemies—and why it is important now

Unz Review - Thank You Uncle Sam for Nuking the Japs ... helping persuade the Japanese to surrender

Z Man - Waiting For The Spark ... a move against Trump is good bet

art-remus-ident-04.jpg "For a long time they were sure Trump would be impeached, but that seems to have faded... Now the talk is of revolution, which probably fits better with their conception of themselves as the heroic resistance".

Taki's Magazine - Flinging Poo at a Jew ... whether it’s spending time in the darkest corners of inner-city black America, or in a Mexican slum, every Jew needs the occasional reminder that to a lot of people in the world, we’re not just “nuthin’ special,” we’re worse—we’re white.

vpn Mentor - How to permanently Delete Your Facebook Account – 2018 Update ... deactivating your account doesn’t mean it has been deleted

Science News - Astronomers saw the first mass eruption from a star that’s not the sun ... the coronal mass ejection was as massive as scientists expected, but less energetic

Historical Firearms - The First Polymer Gun: Remington Nylon 66 ... bolt, lever action and autoloader released in late 1958

DC Dirty Laundry - Father of ADHD Admitted in Final Interview That Disease Was “Fictitious” ... made a luxurious living off of his “fictitious disease”

Peak Prosperity - Joel Salatin: The Rise Of Rogue Food ... at some level, we should be able to engage in food commerce at our own risk and our own freewill.

Jim's Blog - The reactionary program for the coming civil war ... everyone who practices with a gun on the gun range is on our side, most men who lift iron are on our side, most men who practice the seriously dangerous martial arts are on our side.

Excerpt: "Whites also have more capability for war than any other race. No other race, no other people, have ever shown anything close to the capacity for organized mass violence"

Excerpt, The Second Coming, W.B. Yeats:

Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.

art-remus-ident-04.jpg Stay away from crowds, there's nothing in this for the survivalist, or for any person of sound mind and good will. Only self defense and defense of others is justifiable.

As for the race war implied in his posting, the term "minority" has a meaning aside from the cloying haze that's been constructed around it. Whites alone outnumber blacks by about five-to-one, 62% to 12.6%.

Worse, blacks have also gone out of their way to create enemies of Hispanics, Latinos and Asians. In the all-out tribal showdown he envisions, the word "war" would be a technicality.

YouTube - Digging Up a Rifle Buried in a Bug Out SHTF Survival Cache Over a Year Ago ... video, 10m 43s

Independent - Tick species sweeping US drains animals dry of blood and reproduces without mating ... populations have recently arrived in suburbs of New York City

All Outdoor - Students Kicked Out of Class for Wearing NRA T-Shirts ... didn't have pictures of guns

Z Man - Modest Proposals ... because it has crept up slowly on us, the chaos of our age just feels normal

 

Stuff you may want to think about
Synopsis with links

 

Selco, Organic Prepper - Observe the people around you, when the SHTF you already have information that tells you who your neighbors really are and what they have. Spot “other” resources today that are gonna be important when SHTF. Gas tanks in gas stations, water pools or rivers, fruit trees, firewood, plants, even shops that are close to you. “Interesting spots” can be simply a bridge near you. Today, it is a bridge, tomorrow when SHTF it is a checkpoint maybe – a huge danger for you. You need to practice. Your most important decisions of life and death can happen in split seconds. A SHTF event by its core definition is something unexpected. So you need to practice operating in that condition, in confusion, panic, mayhem.

 

Sarah Jeong, Fred On Everything - Now see here, Sweet Potato. I’ve got nothing against bile and bitchiness and bad manners and ill-breeding, though I suspect they could be cured by application of a baseball bat. I understand that we can’t all be ladies (though I get the impression that a lot of men in New York are), and feminists traditionally have the the appeal of the underside of a theater seat. Look around you, Thistle Down. Take your time. Unscrew the lid on your computer, if you can find a screwdriver with the instructions on the handle. Contemplate at leisure. Reflect. And tell me: Do you see anything invented by a Korean feminist?

 

Backlash, Spectator - The Left has declared war on straight American white people for decades — and there is a natural price to pay for that hostility. It’s idiocy to believe, as the Left does, that ordinary white Americans will be told again and again by our betters in the Democrat Party that America, via mass immigration, is to be made a majority-minority country and that the “privilege” afforded to whites as the majority population will soon be stripped away and justifiably so, and no reaction should be expected. When DNC touts Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as his party’s “future”, it isn’t required for a single Republican to talk about race for white voters to understand the lay of the land. You can’t insult a group of people repeatedly and not expect consequences.

 

Deplorables, American Greatness - During the 2016 campaign, Hillary Clinton infamously dismissed Trump supporters as “deplorables” who were “irredeemable” and were “not America.” After her defeat, Clinton again slurred Trump supporters as being racist, sexist, and xenophobic for their inability to appreciate her progressive godhead. Elites are confident that there is nothing either ethically wrong or career-endangering in smearing middle-class Trump supporters with such crude stereotypes. In answer to the now hackneyed question, who or what created Trump? All these purveyors of class and racial prejudice need only look in the mirror.

DC Dirty Laundry - “Bimbos,” “sluts,” “trailer trash,” “rednecks,” and “s**t-kickers.” — Terms Hillary commonly used to describe Arkansans

 

QAnon, Stream - I have to wonder what would motivate the mainstream media to erupt in such a unified chorus of contempt? What is so ghastly about people researching for themselves matters affecting the nation’s governance? Perhaps getting it wrong, perhaps getting it right? Even if a prank, what is it about a community that believes in a government of the people, by the people and for the people that has the media minds so hostile? Simple: A public that believes in each other and America’s principles more than our government and media institutions poses a mortal threat. Those institutions vowed, “We’ll stop it.” The Q movement says, “Guess again.”

 

1938. Kenner Louisiana

 

art-remus-ident-04.jpg A grocery store in Kenner, a suburb of New Orleans in southeast Louisiana. It had a population of about 2,400 in 1938, today the population is 67,000.

 

More stuff you may want to think about
Synopsis with links

 

White privilege, Front Page - “White privilege” first gained a foothold in the 1960s when white leftists first became committed to the notion that “the white race is the cancer of human history.” Particularly noteworthy were a pair of Marxists named Noel Ignatiev, a member of both the Communist Party USA and the Students for a Democratic Society, and Ted Allen, a CPUSA member and labor organizer. With its stranglehold on higher education secure, they've opened another battlefront in K-12 schools. Its first target has been teacher-training programs. The left has had to work doubly hard to substantiate its belief that America, appearance to the contrary, is a hell of bigotry and racial violence.

 

Identitarians, Z Man - What the Sarah Jeong story does it make it impossible for the normies to avoid the elephant in the room. There is no bargaining with these people. A bargain requires a degree of good faith on both sides and some way to hold the both sides to the deal. The Left thinks it has a moral duty to do whatever is necessary to destroy the rest of us, so they are not just allowed to break the rules and lie about it. They are morally obligated to use any means necessary to win. Whites have a habit of internalizing each Progressive outrage. It’s important to remind the normie white person in your life that the other side never quits. They can never be shamed into giving up on their goals.

 

Clintons, American Thinker - Democrats are moving away from Bill Clinton like a bad smell. The Clintons have selfishly drained Democratic funds away from the central mission of electing candidates toward themselves, rigged the Democratic primaries in Hillary Clinton's favor, and made themselves a public relations liability for Democrats through Hillary's continuous expressed disdain for the electorate. Bill makes things even worse by being synonymous with straight-up corruption and his "Lolita Express" trips to the Dominican Republic with a guy convicted of pedophilia and his Arkansas cathouse lifestyle away from Hillary. There will be payback to the Democrats for this.

 

Garage guns, Spectator - Individuals have been making their own firearms in this country since the founding of the Republic. As long as they are not sold to others, it is perfectly legal to make firearms with no serial numbers and no means of tracing them. This state of affairs exists because there is no way that the government could ever hope to effectively regulate or prevent such private manufacture of firearms that is ongoing in homes, garages, and machine shops across the nation. The number of such privately made firearms is estimated to be in the hundreds of thousands. The gun control advocates may not realize it, but they lost the fight long ago.

 

Stealth tanks, Defense One - A cluster of technological trends may be converging to produce a potentially transformative battlefield capability: “stealth tanks.” For a tank to be “stealthy,” its key observable qualities must be masked or concealed. Specifically, tanks are loud and emit substantial heat. Of the two, heat is the greatest concern. Applied to the surface of a tank, graphene sheets could eliminate or significantly reduce a tank’s IR signature. Advancements in electric vehicles may also contribute to stealth by reducing noise and heat. It is imperative to begin conceptualizing a reality where “stealth tanks” stalk the future battlefield.

 

1942. Kansas City, Kansas

 

art-remus-ident-04.jpg The photo is of North American Aviation's B-25 assembly floor at its Kansas City, Kansas plant. 9,816 B-25s were built during the war, 6,608 at this facility. Other notable North American Aviation planes were the P-51 Mustang and the F-86 Sabre jet.

North American Aviation was a General Motors company from 1933 to 1948. It's now part of Boeing.

 

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We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission.
Ayn Rand

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Gold is the money of kings, silver is the money of gentlemen, barter is the money of peasants and debt is the money of slaves.
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If, before undertaking some action, you must obtain the permission of society—you are not free, whether such permission is granted to you or not. Only a slave acts on permission. A permission is not a right.
Ayn Rand

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The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
Ayn Rand

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Don't you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought? In the end we shall make thought crime literally impossible, because there will be no words in which to express it.
George Orwell, 1984

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There's no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.
Ayn Rand

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The socialist ideal eventually goes viral, and the majority learns to game the system. Everyone is trying to live at the expense of everyone else. In the terminal phase, the failure of the system is disguised under a mountain of lies, hollow promises, and debts. When the stream of other people's money runs out, the system collapses.
Kevin Brekke

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When you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing; when you see that money is flowing to those who deal not in goods, but in favors; when you see that men get rich more easily by graft than by work, and your laws no longer protect you against them, but protect them against you … you may know that your society is doomed.
Ayn Rand

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Because the regime is captive to its own lies, it must falsify everything. It falsifies the past. It falsifies the present, and it falsifies the future. It falsifies statistics ... It pretends to fear nothing. It pretends to pretend nothing.
Vaclav Havel

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Injustice is relatively easy to bear; what stings is justice.
H. L. Mencken

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We have reached a point of diminishing returns in our public life. Hardly anything actually needs doing. We may in fact be past that point; not only does nothing much need doing, but we'd benefit if much of what has been done were to be undone.
John Derbyshire

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The hallmark of authoritarian systems is the creation of innumerable, indecipherable laws. Such systems make everyone an un-indicted felon and allow for the exercise of arbitrary government power via selective prosecution.
Ayn Rand

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Tyranny is defined as that which is legal for the government but illegal for the citizenry.
Thomas Jefferson

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When you are fed, there are many problems. When you are hungry, there is one problem.
NoPension at Zero Hedge

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We have reached the stage where satire is prophecy.
Theodore Dalrymple

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Political correctness is communist propaganda writ small. In my study of communist societies, I came to the conclusion that the purpose of communist propaganda was not to persuade or convince, nor to inform, but to humiliate; and therefore, the less it corresponded to reality the better.

When people are forced to remain silent when they are being told the most obvious lies, or even worse when they are forced to repeat the lies themselves, they lose once and for all their sense of probity.

To assent to obvious lies is to co-operate with evil, and in some small way to become evil oneself. One's standing to resist anything is thus eroded, and even destroyed. A society of emasculated liars is easy to control.

I think if you examine political correctness, it has the same effect and is intended to.
Theodore Dalrymple

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14 Aug 2018