“If you are afraid to speak against tyranny,

“If you are afraid to speak against tyranny, then you are already a slave.” –author John “Birdman” Bryant (1943-2009)

“Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.” –American author Mark Twain (1835-1910)

“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” ~~ Edmund Burke

High-Tech Nightmares

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Those of us that are ‘woke’ know that we live in a surveillance society.  But what happens when the authorities get it wrong?  And consider the CG masters can fake a video if they want to frame you.  This is double-plus ungood.

https://www.activistpost.com/2019/05/facial-recognition-tested-by-uk-police-was-wrong-96-of-the-time-according-to-big-brother-watch.html

https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2019/05/01/oakland-mulls-ban-on-controversial-face-recognition-technology/

Shoot And Move

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Get off the X.  That is how one survives a gunfight.  And it can apply to a larger conflict.  SELCO tells us about the importance of Strategy and Mobility.  There’s an old saying about how a wise man is prepared to abandon his luggage more than once while traveling.  Your strategy should include the possibility (probability) that you  may have to run for your life taking little or nothing with you.  You also need to consider fall back positions, secondary routes and meet up points.  Also, study the idea and practicality of caching items along a likely travel route.  And remember that no plan survives first contact with the enemy (or reality).  Anyway, here’s SELCO’s voice of experience.

https://www.theorganicprepper.com/selco-strategy-physical-things/

Remain Calm And Check Your Zero

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There are several different ways to ‘battle’ zero your rifle.  Here is some info that may be useful.  When we zeroed our M16’s back in the early 70’s with the issued 55gr projectile, the formula we used was:

25 yards – 1 inch low.  This yielded 5.6 inches high at 100 yards and dead on at 250 yards.  This was the Army method.  I don’t know what the other services were using, but I understand that current Marine Corp zero allows for shots out to 600 meters with the ACOG.  I expect that with a Mil-dot optic that would work for any projectile-launching platform.  Again, back in the day we zeroed for a 55gr bullet, so the new green tips would require some tweaking.  Anyway, here is some info I recently ran across on the web.

https://www.thehighroad.org/index.php?threads/battle-zeros-for-various-calibers.129610/

Comparision / Contrast: Old v New AR Platforms – Pt 2

Great info

The Defensive Training Group

Posted at AP on 11 Oct 18.

Before we get into this installment, I freely acknowledge that there are as many people out there who simply loathe the M16/AR15/M4/M4gery platform and would rather throw rocks at an enemy than use one, as recently evidenced by comments not making the cut here (I don’t do vitriol) or seen at other sites posting the first installment of the series.

There are also those who really, ‘don’t know what they don’t know’ about continuous product improvement, and honestly don’t care to compare/contrast older versions with newer versions of anything, and operate on what is known as, “The Law of Primacy,” which basically means, “first learned, longest remembered, revered, trusted, etc (put in your own descriptor..)  I actually was in this category for 20 years after retiring from active duty, so much so that I moved to the 7.62NATO round in a M14 type…

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