Survival Blog Article You Should Read

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Clyde, Mar 30, 2011.


  1. Clyde

    Clyde Jet Set Tourer Administrator Founding Member

  2. Legion489

    Legion489 Shining the Light of Truth

    While it is typical Rawles BS, most of it is true. Of course, if you had read the INDEPENDENT AMERICAN MAGAZINE (northwoodstraders.ecrater.com) you would have read about that TEN YEARS AGO, along with most of the rest of the "breaking news" just coming out!!

    A few weeks ago a local donut eaters club wanted to do "force on force" training using a local school. To quote the play book, the "terrorist" was "white male, 20-50 years old, gun owner, pro-Constitution, anti-big gov't, etc., etc" just as the INDE AM and Rawles said. When it came out what the thuggees were up to, the public outcry was HUGE! Of course now they are whining they are getting threats and no one wants their kid to go that school. The school officials are whining they might lose money. WAH SNIVEL WAH CRY WAH, aint that just too bad, maybe they should have thought of that before they offended 99% of the people who send their kids to that school.

    Of course the BS about ''terrorists" being people who read PATRIOTS and ANARCHIST COOKBOOK is too stupid to be real. An OBVIOUS attempt to funnel the stupid into wasting money buying and wasting time reading worthless junk!! That Rawles hopes to line his pockets at the same time doesn't hurt either. If I had an enemy and I wanted them to be helpless and harmless, I could not think of two better books to recommend!

    For actually USEFUL books, try Kurt Saxon's SURVIVOR and POOR MAN'S JAMES BOND Series of books (survivalplus.com). Buy them from Kurt, not the pirated Delta copies or the ripped off versions all over the net. I also recommend all of Boston T. Party's (aka Ken Royce - javelinpress.com) books except HOLOGRAM OF LIBERTY, which is a think piece, not a how to/what to book.
     
  3. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn Mosquito Sailor

    Okay, I have read it, and I want to comment on it. So, I looked the post over, up down and side to side and saw nothing that said I couldn't repost it. Here it is;
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    Beware of Homeland Security Training for Local Law Enforcement, by An Insider

    By James Wesley, Rawles on <ABBR class=published title=2011-03-30T20:28:25-05:00>March 30, 2011 8:28 PM</ABBR>
    I’ve been in law enforcement for the past 18 years. I have attended a variety of training over those years. During the 1990s, most training I attended was community-oriented, sponsored by local agencies or private companies specializing in police training. Themes common to training of the past included topics such as Constitutional rights, community partnerships, youth-oriented programs and problem-oriented policing.
    During the past several years, I have witnessed a dramatic shift in the focus of law enforcement training. Law enforcement courses have moved away from a local community focus to a federally dominated model of complete social control. Most training I have attended over the past two years have been sponsored by Department of Homeland Security (DHS), namely the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
    No matter what topic the training session concerns, every DHS sponsored course I have attended over the past few years never fails to branch off into warnings about potential domestic terrorists in the community. While this may sound like a valid officer and community safety issue, you may be disturbed to learn how our Federal government describes a typical domestic terrorist.
    These federal trainers describe the dangers of “extremists” and “militia groups” roaming the community and hiding in plain sight, ready to attack. Officers are instructed how to recognize these domestic terrorists by their behavior, views and common characteristics. State data bases are kept to track suspected domestic terrorists and officers are instructed on reporting procedures to state and federal agencies. The state I work in, like many others, have what is known as a “fusion center” that compiles a watch list of suspicious people.

    So how does a person qualify as a potential domestic terrorist? Based on the training I have attended, here are characteristics that qualify:
    • Expressions of libertarian philosophies (statements, bumper stickers)
    • Second Amendment-oriented views (NRA or gun club membership, holding a CCW permit)
    • Survivalist literature (fictional books such as "Patriots" and "One Second After" are mentioned by name)
    • Self-sufficiency (stockpiling food, ammo, hand tools, medical supplies)
    • Fear of economic collapse (buying gold and barter items)
    • Religious views concerning the book of Revelation (apocalypse, anti-Christ)
    • Expressed fears of Big Brother or big government
    • Homeschooling
    • Declarations of Constitutional rights and civil liberties
    • Belief in a New World Order conspiracy
    A recent training session I attended encouraged law enforcement agencies to work with business owners to alert police when customers appear to be stockpiling items. An example was given that a federal agent was monitoring customers at a well known hunting and fishing retail outlet and noting who was purchasing certain items. This is something to remember the next time you purchase a case of ammo at one of these popular outdoor sports retail stores.
    Methods of developing evidence of terrorist activity from virtually any search have also been discussed. Various common materials which may be associated with homemade explosives are listed, such as lengths of pipe, gunpowder, matches, flammable liquids and fireworks. Officers are told when these items are found, they can be listed as “bomb making materials”. The training even goes so far as to instruct officers that the items are cleverly disguised as legitimate, such as gasoline stored near a lawn mower, pipes stored in a shop building or gunpowder stored with reloading materials.
    One course I attended used the example of a person employed as a plumber being the target of a search warrant. In this example, the officers were told how to use his employment as a plumber as further evidence of terrorism. The suspect’s employment would be described as an elaborate scheme to justify possessing pipes and chemicals so as to have bomb making materials readily available. Based on this example, all plumbers are potential pipe bomb makers. All gun dealers are plotting to provide arms to gangs or terrorists. All pest control companies are preparing mass poisonings. By using this logic, simply having the ability to do something criminal automatically makes the person guilty of plotting the crime. With all the various methods of manufacturing methamphetamine, it would also be easy to claim that a disassembled clandestine drug lab was located during the search. In other words, it is easy to frame anyone for possessing bomb making materials (or other crimes) if the officer knows what items to list in the report and how to link these items to terrorism.

    Another common tactic used in DHS sponsored training is the slander of certain ideologies by linking an erroneous characteristic to a particular group. Here are some examples:
    • These groups hold the anniversaries of certain dates as significant such a Ruby Ridge, Waco and Hitler’s birthday
    • They oppose abortion, support gun rights and are affiliated with the Ku Klux Klan
    • They are fearful of big government, espouse support for the Constitution and want to kill police officers
    • These groups collect firearms, survivalist books and explosives
    • These extremists read books such as Patriots, One Second After and The Anarchist Cookbook
    • They are religious zealots, reading the book of Revelation, speak of the second coming of Christ and plan mass murders to summon the end of the world
    • These people grow their own food, raise livestock and plot attacks on commercial food production facilities
    Do you see how this tactic works? List common characteristics of libertarian/conservative minded people, then throw in a slanderous accusation. If A and B apply, then you should automatically presume C applies as well. If they were disturbed by the incidents at Ruby Ridge and Waco, then obviously they must celebrate Hitler’s birthday. Officers are being conditioned to assume criminal and terroristic views when politically-incorrect views are observed. As simple-minded and ridiculous as this line of thinking is, there are some officers who unfortunately buy into this.
    Another training session I attended two years ago discussed the dangerous of people who have strong views of the U.S. Constitution. One trainer made the statement that “these people actually believe the Second Amendment gives them the personal right to own a gun.” Of course, the trainer failed to mention that our Founding Fathers, as well as recent Supreme Court rulings, verify this view as being completely accurate. The obvious attempt here was to suggest to officers that the Second Amendment does not apply to individual gun ownership and to be suspicious of anyone who holds such a view. It was also stressed to be cautious of anyone who quotes the Constitution and even worse, actually possesses a copy of this radical document. Incredibly, in the United States of America today belief in our founding legal principles is now grounds for being labeled a domestic terrorism. Imagine how they would respond to some of the known statements of Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry or George Mason concerning the issue of individual liberty and limited government. It is true that one man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter.
    There are several things that we, the patriotic, self-sufficient defenders of liberty can do to counter this effort. First, get involved in local elections. Elect county sheriffs who will not fall for such propaganda nor go along with oppressive federal agendas. Elect city council members who will not tolerate such behavior by their city police department. Elect state representatives who will hold state agencies accountable for participating in such tactics. Bring these issues up during elections, demand a public statement on their position on such propaganda and a promise to stand against these efforts while in office.
    Second, get to know your local law enforcement officers. It is much more difficult for DHS to brainwash officers against people they personally know. When you are viewed as a neighbor, friend or fellow Christian, these officers are far less likely to submit your name to a terrorist watch list or view you as a potential terrorist. We want local officers to be personally offended when they hear members of their community slandered in such ways.
    Third, always be friendly and courteous when speaking to your local officers. Even if that officer has fallen for this propaganda, be sure not to resemble the negative stereotypes labeled to us. After the fifth, sixth or maybe tenth time he deals with one of us, he or she may come to realize we are of no threat to law enforcement or anyone for that matter. Eventually, the officer may attend one of these training sessions, hear the propaganda and say to himself, “This isn’t true, I’ve dealt with many people like this, they are God-fearing, liberty loving Americans, they are not the enemy!”
    I hope you find this information useful. Please remember that there are many people in law enforcement that have not, and will never, fall for DHS propaganda. Some of the most patriotic defenders of liberty and believers in self-sufficiency can be found in law enforcement. Officers like me will continue to do our part to fight tyranny from within while the general public can do its part by electing liberty-minded candidates to office and educating their friends and neighbors about issues important to all of us.
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    I thought I heard that James Wesley Rawles had died....? Is he alive or dead? Or is this blog by Junior?
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    My main problem with this blog is why and how could a true "Patriot" set there and listen to so asshole from DHS spout this convoluted thinking crap, and not stand up, speak up, and call him out on it. Being a plumber does not make you a bomb maker. The Constitution does matter to some of us, and we love our country very much. You are supposed to be innocent until proven guilty. Local government and local police are our neighbors and often our friends. Don't get me wrong here, I appreciate the info and the warning. I agree that the feds are trying to brainwash the local LEOs into buying into their agenda. I appreciate the last paragraphs info as to how to try to re-educate local LEOs that free thinking and non dependence on big government is not a bad thing. I am just pissed off that here was an ideal place and time for someone to draw the line in the sand and ASK THE BIG IMPORTANT QUESTIONS, but instead he took notes and blogged to like minded persons about it. I am already on several lists no doubt. I am going to copy this blog several times. I am going to tear it apart. I am going to interspace my thoughts within the statements from big government, pointing out that these multitude of identifiers is all smoke and BS. I will be sending these modified blogs to family and friends, and all my political representatives. RIGHT IS RIGHT, AND WRONG IS WRONG. SOMEONE NEEDS TO SPEAK UP. IF YOU ARE TIRED OF THIS BIG GOVERNMENT CRAP..... find your voice and speak up as well. We really do need to let them all know how we feel. This is the USA. Exercise your First Ammendment and as many others as you are comfortable with. They are there for you. Demand that Government Kow Tow to us, We the People!
     
  4. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    The 2nd Amendment does not "grant" the people rights. In fact, no part of the Constitution "grants" the people any rights. It simply enshrines the rights which We, the People already have, obtained from the creator. We are sovereign, born free.

    The Constitution is first and foremost, a limiting document; it chains the government down within the limitations that have been set. The Bill of Rights, added later only documents the most common and essential rights of the people -the rights of the people are not up for argument, speculation, ridicule, alteration, and explanation. We have boundless rights, as sovereigns we do not answer to government provided we never harm anothers property or another citizen, and even then we have the right to be tried by jury under the common law.

    This is the danger we face today, it is not only ignorance, but it is also the misrepresentation of who we are that poses such a dangerous threat to the republic and liberty. A slave says, "I don't want you to take my rights," but a free and sovereign will say, "You will not and you can not take my rights!"
     
  5. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    [applaud]
     
  6. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    I just have one "comment" here.... The "Anarchist Cookbook" is a Physically Dangerous book, to your person, to be using as a recipe volume, for Energetic Materials. It has such bad Chemistry, as to be Hazardous to the users Heath and Welfare, as any book ever published on that material. Not to say that there aren't some grains of Truth in it, but the bad Chemistry, is just plain scary, to anyone who has even rudimentary Knowledge in this field. If this subject, has any interest, to ANY of my Monkey Friends, PLEASE, PLEASE, find a different source for your information, than this RAG, as I want to see you around here for a LONG Time. This publication can, and will, lead you down roads, that can, and will, cause you, not to be around here much longer. ...... YMWillNotV....
     
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  7. Tikka

    Tikka Monkey+++

    Freedom is never free, it is bought and paid for in blood.
     
  8. BAT1

    BAT1 Cowboys know no fear

    They have a lot of gizmo's to take us down too. I made my mind up a long time ago to die on my feet and not my knees. Each death will galvanize each side against each other.
    If true Americans are the enemy of the government, the government is the true enemy of America, and must be dealt with. We have the legal right to protect our legal right. It's called Due Process.
    I'll turn the commies own saying around on them; the ends justifies the means. Every blade of grass.
     
  9. fedorthedog

    fedorthedog Monkey++

    There are some rumors that the "Anarchist Cookbook" was intentionally made with bad chemistry to help the 60s radicals disappear. This is an old book that should be associated with the weather underground types not right wing radicals.
     
  10. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

    I agree with BT on this one... the chemistry is so bad it will blow up in your face... It's not worth the paper it's printed on... there is no milage in this "book"

    It should be marked BURN BEFORE READING!
     
  11. Tikka

    Tikka Monkey+++

    Following a recipe from the Anarchist Cookbook is a good way to blow yourself up.

    During the 1990s or Clinton Reno era, Special Forces was trained to disarm civilians.

     
  12. dragonfly

    dragonfly Monkey+++

    Rawles wife died ,not him.
     
  13. UGRev

    UGRev Get on with it!

    man, how do I get my nubs on some more of "The Resister" material? hard to dig up on the net.
     
  14. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Head over to your local University Library, and check the Chemistry Library out. I spent MANY hours in the University of Washington Engineering Library as a Jr. High School Student. That is where the real knowledge is stored, not in some Rag, (Anarchist Cookbook) published by idiots. Knowledge is Power, but you have to pay your dues, to gain, either.....
     
  15. Gafarmboy

    Gafarmboy Monkey+++

    Rawles has been around for a long time bud. He is considered the GO TO guy for hundreds of Thousands of people, including me. This has not been his first article on such matters. Far from it. It is one of many. Whereas you are entitled to your opinion about the quality of Survivalblogs postings and the merits of said postings, to say that what is posted there is Typical BS just shows me that you have a difficult time discerning fact from hype.
    But that is what I love about our country. You can say or post anything you think, regardless to how utterly wrong you are.

    Gafarmboy
    If you can not protect what you own, you won't own it long.
     
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  16. Tikka

    Tikka Monkey+++

    UGRev,
    I don't know, it just shows up.
     
  17. UGRev

    UGRev Get on with it!

    well, I wish it would just show up on my door step. Their material is spectacular reading; a must read for all.
     
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