Collapse Update: Ruins of America – How History Rhymes

Rome and the USA – The parallels including coinage.

Ruines of Rome 3

By Edmund Spenser – 1591

Thou stranger, which for Rome in Rome here seekest,

And nought of Rome in Rome perceiv’st at all,

These same olde walls, olde arches, which thou seest,

Olde palaces, is that which Rome men call.

Behold what wreake, what ruine, and what wast,

And how that she, which with her mightie powre

Tam’d all the world, hath tam’d herselfe at last,

The pray of Time, which all things doth devowre.

Rome now of Rome is th’ onely funerall,

And onely Rome of Rome hath victorie;

Ne ought save Tyber hastning to his fall

Remaines of all: O worlds inconstancie!

That which is firme doth flit and fall away,

And that is flitting doth abide and stay.

Collapse Update: Jim Rogers what is coming – Dr. Doom says Doom is coming with a 50% market drop – Possible Mrs. President is one seizure away from the Presidency -The Lost Culture of Millennials-Socialist Buys 600k Summer Home – feel the Bern

Jim Rogers what is coming

Dr. Doom says Doom is coming with a 50% market drop

 Possible Mrs. President is one seizure away from the Presidency

The Lost Culture of Millennials 

Socialist Buys 600k Summer Home – feel the Bern

 

Unfit Politicians Bring US to the Brink

President Denounces Trump as Unfit

Unprecedented Presidential commentary shows that we are in a time of extreme positions and there is a wide and growing divide among the citizens.  Where this will lead can only be ascertained by looking at history.  Europe is a great example where it wasn’t just regions that were against each other but political groups living side by side.  WW2 was the outcome after a takeover by the Fascists.

The battle to remove Open Borders Politicians is getting ugly.


The Government is upset that outside forces may hack voting while insider hacking is no problem.

Federal Control of Police Well Underway By President – No Republican Pushback

 

 

Peltor President Review

Peltor President – Review

This is a QUICK REVIEW.

I bought this a week ago and find it one of the best hearing protectors I’ve owned in terms of comfort and sound reduction of 26 db.  Though you can find some that cut sound more the comfort level is always an issue.

These have deep cups and lots of foam and the spring tension doesn’t give me headaches unlike some others I currently own.

As for how long this set will last it may take some time to give that outcome.

Here are some specs.

Liquid Foam Ear Cushions
Folding for Portability
Weight 8 oz.
USA Made

Price $31.56 online
I found a pair at $20 at a shop.

More info to come as I try this set.

Additional recommendation:  I always have a set of plugs with me and wear them under the muffs as a backup for a loose fit or especially when shooting indoors.

The Super Rich are Different from You and Me

McMansions are becoming a symbol of their contempt for us if the following article has any validity.

In many minds it seems they are laughing at us whether intentional or not.  I’ve never had that feeling since I once had a fairly large size home, but learned that it meant nothing but more maintenance, taxes, and junk accumulation.  So I choose simple and as small as I can comfortably get by in.  That is just me.  Others have different views and being a once free country that is one area I still think it is their right to do.  It is the hypocrisy of far left billionaires who demand we do something with climate change or that we all live in cities while they have huge estates and mansions that impact rural lifestyles that seems to be what is getting many people upset about the gilded age mentality many of these Super Rich hypocrites.   One name in particular comes to mind.  Gore.  If he weren’t selling climate change he’d be selling snake oil.  Add in some Hollywood actors and you have a really disgusting bunch of creeps.  We also have a national leader who lives opposite of what he demands for the rest of us.  Check out this article.

The Hamptons and Martha’s Vinyard, vacation spot for the elites  

The leader of the class struggle and that most elegant example of pretending at something he knows nothing about is taking vacation in places where the rich carelessly displace the working class.

The Chappaqua Border Wall 

The elites have no problem protecting themselves with the same things they would deny citizens be it firearms or border walls.

As the economy proves out to be the worst it has been in decades and with a growth rate and so called recovery not so bad since 1949 we have a sham of a media pretending to report news of a solid economy.  Rather we have a hollowed out shell unless you live in D.C. or rely on the government for your paycheck or your free ride.

Talk by presidents of how safe the world is under self described magnificent leadership accentuated by the descriptive I said by the gross in every speech, we are in flux and illusion.  Some of us feel that we see through the illusion and mist but reality says that we won’t know for sure until hindsight gives us clarity.

Here is what we do know. 


2016 feels like to us the worst year in history.

Nuke Fears in Rio

Reminders suggest other thoughts.

We haven’t lived through WW1 or WW2, and WW3 has yet to prove started.

We haven’t yet lived through a plague.

We haven’t seen economic collapse on past scales and have no real way to compare based on personal experience.

So things are bad but what makes them worse is the pessimism brought on by so called leaders that want radical change most easily brought about by creating division and destruction.

This year will be defined by what the voters choose to do.  Do we stay on the same path of globalist domination or take back sovereignty.  Do we say yes to taking care of ourselves first or fall for the sham of concern for everyone but our fellow citizens.

Things to do:

Train yourself for those things that might keep you alive and with food on the table be it work skills or survival skills.

Save hard assets because as described in the name, they are hard and durable, and likely to retain some value.

Stay alert and informed so that you can make decisions based on facts and not panic.

Best of luck.

.22 ammo shortage continues

You can get .22 ammo.  I found a local gun shop that always has it in stock but you will pay close to ten cents per round for it.

I found some .22 at Luckygunner and the price is .10 per round or more.

So the laws of supply and demand have made it available if you are willing to pay the price.

The problem is that the price makes .22 less desirable as a practice round when you can get into reloading 9mm and get your cost per round down to the same price or below it.  After almost three years of shortages and price disruptions the demand continues to be high for .22.  It is no longer the bargain it once was so my recommendation is to add pellet rifles and bb guns to the mix of training tools.

Ultra Low Cost BB guns for handgun training

Regular practice that allows for many thousands of trigger pulls is a great way to increase your handgun skills.  To afford such regular practice I recommend adding BB guns to the mix of live ammunition and dry fire training.
I’ve been doing this for years.  Daisy makes some of the best and most economical Co2 powered BB pistols on the market.  Just as important is that they are of the proper size, function, and trigger pull to allow presentation, rapid fire, movement, and multiple target engagement.
You can set up a training range in your backyard if you have enough space for safe firing.  What matters is that these guns allow shooting for considerably less than live ammunition and give you some level of satisfaction that dry fire drills can’t give you.  Even laser training gets old after a while since no real projectiles leave the barrel.  With 6000 rounds costing less than $10 and Co2 cartridges going for 50 cents each you can enjoy an hour of shooting for less than 4.
My first try on this was with some of the reproduction bb guns like the Walther Copy.  It was an $80 gun with magazines that cost a fair amount and eventually after not too much use it failed.
One day at Wally World I came across a Daisy 15xt on sale for $20 and tried it.
At the time it seemed like a winner compared to what I had tried.  I went through almost half a dozen of these as they eventually failed usually due to gas leak problems.  With a 15 round capacity it gave you as many trigger pulls as your average 9mm full size pistol.  I averaged almost 100 rounds per Co2 though the last 15 rounds had to be fired at close range to the target.  It also fit in a number of holsters that I already had including the HKP30 Serpa.  It didn’t fit perfectly but it did work.  I even started using this gun to dry fire to avoid so much wear and tear on my real handguns.
One problem with the 15xt was that the trigger pull was stiff and the edges of the trigger were sharp so blisters became a problem.  I think daisy has phased out this model in favor of a newer one with some of the issues resolved.
The new Daisy Power Line 415 is a winner.  It fits an HKP30 holster perfectly and locks into a Serpa.  It has an upgraded capacity of 21 rounds.  The trigger is smooth and relatively light.  The sights have been changed on the front to fiber optic so it is easier to see.  I get around 100+ shots per Co2.

You can find the Daisy Power Line 415  BB pistols Online for less than $35 at this time. 
Be advised that eventually these guns do fail.  Either something will break or more likely you’ll get a Co2 leak.  Daisy has sent me extra seals when requested but sometimes the problem is the plunger that punctures the Co2 gets dull or bent and it can’t be fixed unless you’re a good mechanic or are willing to send it back to Daisy.  I have a stack of both the 15XT and the 415 that have failed, but in general I get many thousands of rounds through them before failure.  When that happens I just order another.    Maybe someday I’ll get around to repairing them.
In the last few years I went through 60,000 rounds using this approach at a cost of $100 ($10 per 6,000 rounds) for the BBs and $270 ($18 per 40) for 600 Co2 cartridges.  This is a total cost for BBs and Co2 cartridges of $370 plus six BB pistols as they failed.  Combined cost is around $600.
Compare that to firing a .22 nowadays at 10 cents per round.  Cost of 60k rounds is $6,000.
Shooting 9mm  at 20 cents per round for 60k rounds.  Cost $12,000.
Do you see the logic here.
Here are the advantages. 
One tenth the cost of shooting .22 ammo and one twentieth the cost of 9mm.
Draw and fire training.  Presentation etc.
Moving and firing that is much safer but realistic enough.
If you want to master the movements this is an inexpensive way to go.
In addition to all of that you have a cheap way to plink and have fun.
(Warning:  Always wear eye protection when shooting bb guns as well as firearms.  As for targets, if you use metal targets make sure that they are located in a safe area with enough distance to take into account ricochets.)

Practice Sessions

So here is the setup for easy loading so that when the bbs drop past the feeding hole on the pistol they are simply caught in the plastic tub.   A plastic container such as this old tennis ball can is better than the one the bbs come in.  You can pour them easily into your hand and when you accumulate enough in the tub it’s easy pour back in the can.

Have a tube of pellet gun oil to rub a dab at the top of every Co2 cartridge before you install it in the pistol.  It punctures easier, protects the gasket, and is easier to remove the Co2 when empty.

Notice the eye-guards.  Wear them every time you shoot.

I practice with two pistols and have two holsters on the same belt.  One at 3 O’clock and one at 5 O’clock.  You have more practice shots and train for draw and presentation from both locations.

4 Co2s will get you at least 400 shots, 400 trigger pulls.
Do that a few times a week and you’ll see incredible improvement in your shooting skills.

Happy shooting.

Range Time, Range Time, Not Gear

In any area requiring skill time spent training always outdistances money spent on gear.  This applies whether you are hitting a golf ball or shooting one at a hundred yards.  If you want to have the ability to hit small targets at large distances then a rifle capable of doing so is all you need to get started, but then the work begins.

Semi-Auto VS Bolt Action for precision shooting.

Read and Do!

 

 

Europe is on Fire and Martial Law is Coming

Europe is on Fire and Germany is half to blame.  The French and Euro Bureaucrats can take the other half.

This is a great essay by Mac Slavo at Shtfplan.com

The point is that Germany is expecting an ongoing flow of terror attacks and has notified citizens to get used to it.

With that will come a full police state outcome while still admitting more terrorists at the same time they ratchet up the controls on the law abiding populace.  A similar plan seems to be in operation in the USA, though the number of attacks hasn’t yet materialized.  But the chorus demanding more gun control and citizen control has already begun and in cases like the Orlando attack all arguments are against the gun rather than the madness of letting in a steady flow of future attackers.

Add to that the killings and crime by South of the Border NEW AMERICANS and we have a recipe for a police state in the making.

It seems like a well planned effort to most of us that pay attention.