Enemies of Liberty are ruthless. To own your Liberty, you'd better come harder than your enemies..

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Veterans Day

I hope everyone took at least a moment today to honor all of the Americans who have served, who have been wounded, who have died in service to our republic.

Without them and their sacrifices, millions and millions of our countrymen could not today continue to live off the blood-soaked money they accept every month living on Welfare Lane and those who feed at the trough of unconstitutional .Gov jobs...

Remember, folks - every dollar taken into the home of the welfare/.Gov parasites is a dollar stolen by threat of violence from the productive men and women in America.

If your 'job' in any way facilitates, enables or directly results in the infringement of the Natural/Constitutional Rights of your fellow Americans, you are not a Patriot - you are the problem...

Saturday, November 10, 2018

How to handle an 'Active Shooter' from the experts at HuffPo

HuffPo compiled a reaction plan for people who get caught in an 'Active Shooter' situation, citing 'experts'.

What we teach at the Jedburgh Academy is in the graphic at right.  --->


From HuffPo: 

1. Be aware.
It sounds basic but sometimes the most obvious points are the most crucial. Put down your phone and tune in to your surroundings.

“In security, we often refer to the phrase ‘situational awareness,’ being aware of our situation wherever we are,” said Brent O’Bryan, corporate vice president of training and organizational effectiveness at Allied Universal, a private North American security company.

When you first walk into a building, O’Bryan recommends getting your bearings and taking inventory of your surroundings: Notice the people in the room, the layout of the venue, where the nearest exits are and whether anything appears off.

2. Make a brief, mental “what if” plan ahead of time.
“People have to unfortunately have the mindset these days that when you walk into anywhere, something bad can happen and you have to begin to mentally prepare yourself with the ‘what if’ scenario,” said Mike Zimet, owner of New York-based executive protection company Mike Zimet Protective Services.

If used correctly, that strategy could potentially save somebody’s life.

“We use the what-if scenario in protection all the time,” Zimet said. “What if this happens? What would you do with the person you are protecting? How would you evacuate them?”

This type of thinking, he added, trains you to be a lot more diligent in looking for exits or a safe room where you can shelter. Take a few minutes to put an escape plan into place when you first arrive at a venue, he suggested, and then go back to enjoying the evening.

3. Know what to look for.
When taking inventory of a place or scenario, be on the lookout for anything that appears suspicious.

“The biggest red flag is somebody appearing out of place by their clothing ― they are dressed for the winter in the summer ― or by their actions,” Zimet said. Actions to watch for include leaving a suspicious package behind or behaving uncharacteristically for the setting.

4. Don’t be afraid to report something suspicious.
“Be aware of your neighbors, people’s activity on social media, and don’t be afraid to share your concerns,” O’Bryan said.

If something seems suspicious, you shouldn’t assume that somebody else is going to call it in or otherwise report it. Make the call yourself.

“We need to do better as a society with having that courage to step in when we see something that doesn’t seem right,” O’Bryan said. “Law enforcement would rather have us be more proactive in sharing leads and concerns so they can say, ‘OK, that’s not a concern’ or ‘That is a concern’ than have us thinking, ‘That looks suspicious but I’m not sure if it is so I’m just going to hold back.’”

“Trust your gut instinct when something niggles at the back of your mind that something is wrong,” added Robert Sollars, a security consultant based in Phoenix with 35 years experience in the industry. Too many people ignore those feelings even though they could save lives, Sollars said.

5. Try to remain as calm as possible.
Focus on breathing in through your nose and out through your mouth as you take action.

“Remaining calm and focused can mean the difference between life and death,” Guerrero said, adding that a “heightened state of panic may impair your judgment and ability to make sound decisions when time is of the essence.”

Matt Harden, a SWAT team member and owner of the San Francisco Bay Area company OpTempo Training Group, which provides active shooter training, noted that staying calm also helps people “to not alert the shooter to their location.”

6. Run if you’re able to.
In a situation involving an active shooter, your immediate move should be to get out of the building if you can safely do so. And once you are through the door, don’t stop.

“Keep going and get as far away from the line of fire as you can,” Zimet said. Don’t assume that you’re safe once outside just because the gunfire is happening inside.

“Many gunmen go in through front door. The same way they went in shooting, they can come out shooting. So if you are lingering outside, you could find yourself back in the line of fire,” Zimet warned.

Even though it might be your first instinct, O’Bryan said you should not stop to dial 911 before running.

“Get to safety and then make that call. To stop and make that call immediately, you are risking yourself and you’ve gotten rid of a few seconds you could be using to get somewhere safely to make the call,” he said.

7. Hide if you need to.
If you can’t get safely to an exit and out the door, your second choice is to hide.

“Law enforcement will arrive quickly and if you can’t run, then your next best option is to hide and wait for them to arrive,” O’Bryan said.

Once you are hidden and secure, remain quiet and still. “Hiding is not the time to get on your phone,” O’Bryan added. “If you have that opportunity and you truly think you are safe, you can reach out to 911, but you want to be very careful. Especially in a dark situation, you want to maintain the darkness. You don’t want to have your phone on to give you away.”

Zimet recommended concealing yourself behind the hardest object possible so as to shield yourself from bullets. O’Bryan also suggested looking for a room with a door that you can lock from the inside, if possible.

8. Stay hidden for the long haul.
Once hidden, don’t come out until law enforcement arrives and announces that they are ready to escort you out. Don’t try to determine when it’s safe to emerge on your own accord.

“If you’re hiding and still in the building when law enforcement arrives, be prepared for officers with rifles entering to deal with the threat,” Harden said, adding that it’s crucial you stay where you are and not try to run over to them even if you’re injured.

“You can call out to them but they will find you,” he said. “Follow their commands.”

Officers are entering a very uncertain, chaotic scene and will be focused on clearing the entire structure to ensure there are no additional shooters or threats. “The initial officers may bypass injured people asking for help until the scene is secure. But they will return to render aid and evacuate,” Harden said.

9. Get low to the ground.
If you can’t run away or find a hiding space, or you’re out in the open, you’ll want to get as low as possible.

“Duck down to the floor and try to put yourself in a fetal position because that reduces the amount of target that somebody is targeting at,” Zimet said.

Dropping to the ground can also help to get you out of the line of sight of an active shooter and reduce your chances of getting hit by gunfire. “The more you reduce your size and your target, the better chance you have of surviving,” said Zimet.

10. Fight back only as a last resort.
Your safety comes first. Attempting to stop an active shooter is only advised if they are extremely close to you and you cannot take any of the above safety steps, Zimet said. Basically, only try this if it’s your sole option.

“Do not run across a huge distance to the attacker and hop into their line of sight in the process,” he said, noting that if you do attack, your focus should be on lunging at the person and going after the weapon.

“The attacker will not be expecting an attack from a victim so the bigger, louder and more violent you can be, the more you will disrupt their train of thought. If you have a group of people, even better,” said Tammy Johnson, CEO of Bravo1 Protection, an event security service in South Carolina.

11. Finally, curb your curiosity.
If a shooting happens in your neighborhood and you are not actively caught in the situation, remain a safe distance away. Louis Perry, the owner and executive vice president of Los Angeles-based Kadina Security who has provided security for politicians, former presidents and other high-profile individuals, said that often someone shoots a gun and people actually run toward the sound of the gunfire to see what’s going on.

“It’s human nature to be curious but you don’t want to do that,” Perry said. “I know it sounds silly to say this but if somebody shoots a gun, you want to run away from the gunfire.”

So if there is a shooting in your area, remain inside, keep your doors locked and wait until you are given the all-clear from officers to leave your premises.

Original is here.

Friday, November 9, 2018

AG Whitaker: Would be a good POTUS from what I see in this interview. Especially #19...

Matt Whitaker IFFC Spring Event 4-8-14

1.  What’s the most rewarding job you’ve held?

Matt Whitaker: “Certainly being the United States Attorney for the southern district of Iowa.”

2.  First job you ever had?

Matt Whitaker: “I was a bus boy at Mr. K’s restaurant in Ankeny, Iowa.”

3.  Describe your worldview and what role that would play in your decisions as U.S. Senator:

Whitaker: “I have a Christian worldview. Our rights come from our Creator and they are guaranteed by the Constitution. So I would start all analysis of any law or anything else first with the Constitution and then work from there.”

4.  What is the purpose of the federal government?

Whitaker: “To do the certain, limited functions that the Constitution lists out and to do them well.”

5.  What books, family influences and/or historical figures have had the most influence on you?

Whitaker: “I would say growing up in the 1980s Ronald Reagan played a large part of my political and public policy foundation. The books that I’ve read include various subjects. Obviously the Bible is a book I’ve read and continue to read. Then others include historical figures. I’ve read extensively about our Founding Fathers. I’ve read extensively on Teddy Roosevelt, Abe Lincoln and Andrew Jackson. I’ve read extensively on the Alamo and the folks involved in the Alamo. Those are several areas that I love. I think my view of our country and our future is informed a lot by what I’ve read about our nation’s history.”

6.  What are the issues you consider non-negotiable?

Whitaker: “Life. I don’t believe I’d negotiate on marriage, although I believe that’s primarily a state issue. I would not negotiate on raising taxes. I don’t think our government has a revenue problem I think it has a spending problem. Those would be the big ones off the top of my head.”

7.  What is the law and where does the law come from?

Whitaker: “You’re asking me like I’m a lawyer or something. We come out of a common law tradition in the United States. Obviously I already mentioned I think our rights come from our Creator and are guaranteed by our Constitution. Our laws are passed by legislators and are executed by the executive branch. Obviously the courts have a role, although I don’t believe the courts should make law. I’ve talked about that many times before. Much like Chief Justice John Roberts says, the courts should call balls and strikes, although he’s not a good person to point to when it comes to actually just calling balls and strikes in practice. Obviously our laws follow the Constitutional system for how they have to originate and be passed, at least in the federal system.”

8.  At what point do you believe a human life is guaranteed the legal protections of being an American citizen and what would you do to ensure those protections are provided?

Whitaker: “You know I believe that life begins at conception through natural death. That’s informed in large part by my three children that I have. I listened to each of their heart beats at the doctor’s office. So that’s where I begin and end the analysis.”

9. A lot has changed under the current administration with regards to the definition of marriage. What’s your position and what is your end game for the debate?

Whitaker: “I believe marriage is between one man and one woman. Throughout history it’s traditionally been up to the churches and to God to define that. I don’t have an omnibus solution. Certainly it’s affecting all sorts of parts of our country. Here in the state of Iowa we can’t even get our elected officials to do anything about it and that’s really frustrating. It’s affecting our military. There are chaplains in the military under a lot of pressure to go against their religious beliefs. But what can I do as one freshman senator in the U.S. Senate? Give me the bills and I’ll vote for them, but the president has done significant damage all over the country. There will be an unbelievable, long-term negative impact he’s leaving.”

10. What is your position on ObamaCare?

Whitaker: “We need to do everything we can to repeal it, defund it, delay it — we need to do whatever it takes. It’s having an incredibly negative impact on our economy. What can we do? We need to get a majority in the House and Senate and we need to get this president to change his mind. We need the people to agree with us that it’s such a negative, long-term impact on our economy and it has to be undone.”

11. What about illegal immigration and the Senate’s Gang of Eight bill?

Whitaker: “I do not support the Gang of Eight bill. I have reviewed that one. As U.S. Attorney I enforced immigration laws and I visited the border in El Paso and California and in the state of Washington. I was able to see what our border looks like and the fact it is under assault on a daily basis from people trying to bring illegal people and illegal drugs into our country. What do I think the solution is? We need to secure the border first and then look at ways to reform the system. Whether that’s getting rid of chain immigration or increasing the number of skilled worker visas. Those are a couple of ideas I’ve heard. One thing I would not support is amnesty. The reason I don’t support amnesty is because the American worker who currently cannot find a job, if we legalize 11 or 12 million people, that will put them under tremendous pressure in their job search and on their wages.”

12. Can we prevent more mass shootings at schools, malls and movie theaters through legislation while preserving the Second Amendment?

Whitaker: “The mass shootings we’ve seen in our country have been often times and always executed by mentally ill individuals who those laws never would’ve impacted in the first place. So I don’t think infringing on Second Amendment rights will prevent those types of events.”

13. What about the EPA, climate change, cap and trade and that issue?

Whitaker: “You know, I think that I’m not a climate denier. It may be warming, I think the evidence is inconclusive, but there may be a human component to global warming. But that’s very small and it may be part of the natural warming or cooling of the planet. I’m certainly not a climate expert, but I don’t believe in Cap and Trade or those types of regulations that try to hamstring the U.S. economy as other countries continue to put carbon into the air. I don’t believe in big government solutions to a problem that doesn’t appear to be that significant or quite possibly isn’t man made.”

14. What about the IRS?

Whitaker: “Two things: As someone who was quite possibly targeted for my political beliefs via the IRS, I went through an audit not long after the first year of my business represented some conservative groups. The politicization and targeting of groups is so against the America I believe in. I support all tax reform, anything that makes it simpler, easier to comply with and puts less of a burden on our families and small businesses. I’m familiar with the Fair Tax and the Flat Tax. I like them both. The only challenge with the Fair Tax is we’d have to repeal the 16th Amendment. It worries me giving Congress potentially another avenue to tax. That scares me. You’d have to make sure the income tax was put to rest before implementing the Fair Tax.”

15. Have you ever supported raising a tax and if so which ones? Are there any current taxes you would support increasing?

Whitaker: “No and no.”

16. What about the NSA and balancing security with our right to privacy?

Whitaker: “I certainly would continue and always have supported the monitoring of foreign nationals outside of our country. But the Constitution provides certain limits on government surveillance on its own citizens and I’d continue to support those constitutional protections. For me as a former prosecutor, I know the line and I know the process of getting a court order to bypass and listen to other people. We should just continue to use what we’ve always used on our own citizens for law enforcement purposes. For listening to non-U.S. citizens outside the country, it’s wonderful and we should do all we can.”

17. What about the situation in Egypt, which has brought to light the issue of foreign aid?

Whitaker: “I don’t think we should send foreign aid to countries that don’t like us. It’s that simple. I think if you look at whether the foreign aid is going to Egypt or the UN, we need to really take a careful look at where we’re sending our tax dollars and the regimes we’re supporting.”

18. What role should the federal government have in public education?

Whitaker: “None. I think the Department of Education should be disbanded and the resources either returned to the taxpayers or put into the schools. Bureaucrats in Washington D.C. shouldn’t know how to better educate my kids than I do.”

19. What’s the role of the courts and what is or what are some of the worst decisions in the Supreme Court’s history?

Whitaker: “The courts are supposed to be the inferior branch of our three branches of government. We have unfortunately off loaded many of our tough public policy issues onto the court and they’ve decided hem. Unelected judges are deciding many of the issues of the day. There are so many (bad rulings). I would start with the idea of Marbury v. Madison. That’s probably a good place to start and the way it’s looked at the Supreme Court as the final arbiter of constitutional issues. We’ll move forward from there. All New Deal cases that were expansive of the federal government. Those would be bad. Then all the way up to the Affordable Care Act and the individual mandate.”

20. Favorite politician in U.S. history?

Whitaker: “Ronald Reagan, George Washington and James Madison. I didn’t enjoy his politics as much, but I enjoyed (Teddy Roosevelt’s) style. He was certainly somebody who I enjoy reading about as a personality.”

Link to original, here.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Re-Post from May 2010: A Solution for Arizona

We posted this in May, 2010 in response to the Obama Administration refusing to take illegals and process them back out of the country.  While the details are different today, the solution remains just as practical for the caravans heading our way...

A Solution for Arizona
May 20, 2010

As many of you know, we were in Arizona in late March with the Tea Party Express.  We met many fine Patriots in both Flagstaff and Phoenix.  Flagstaff is beautiful, by the way!

We applaud you for taking a stand and enduring the wrath of Liberals as you seek a solution to the problems brought to your state by illegal immigration.  You have our support from across America.

The Federal Government has failed in its duty to secure our borders.  Today the Feds announced that they are "...under no obligation..." to accept illegal's from Arizona Law Enforcement.  The Left continues to attempt to thwart your efforts to secure the citizens of Arizona for political reasons.

This stand-off leaves Arizona with few options, and they are all expensive.  Most are untenable, given the sheer number of illegals in the state.  Your prisons and jails would fill in a week if the Feds refuse to take those you arrest.  Your budgets will bust as you try to feed and clothe them.

Solution:  Encourage your government to purchase a small ranch on your southern border with Mexico, in a remote piece of desert.

Build a three-sided fence.  Put a fence on the Northern, Eastern and Western perimeters of the property.  Leave the Southern perimeter open to the border with Mexico.

Pitch a few tents.  Roll in a few porta-johns.  Put in a single water fountain.  OK - install a wheelchair ramp to satisfy ADA requirements. 

Build a comfortable Administration building and a few towers at strategic points.  Assign a suitable staff of Law Enforcement Officers to keep order and patrol east and west of the fences.

Now - every illegal immigrant found in your state may be bussed to the new facility and released into the compound, after you get their name, fingerprints and other particulars. 

They are not prisoners - they are free to leave any time they wish: just walk South!

They will leave.  No expensive prisons to build or maintain.  No overtime for guards.  No outraged liberals screaming that you have incarcerated people unjustly.  No major paperwork.

Call it a Tag & Release program. If they come back into Arizona, make it a Felony and put them away.

Accept illegals from other states for a small fee to earn a few bucks.  Some states will condemn you - but you already face that problem.  Other states will pay a small fee to ship their illegals to you, rather than deal with the Feds, it will be cheaper.

Problem solved.  Good luck, Arizona.

Wisconsin III - Can you make it to Madison today to hurt Lefty feelings & wear your MAGA Gear?

Dear :

TrumpMake no mistake, it was not a resignation. Donald Trump fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions in a blatant move to obstruct the Mueller investigation. 
#WethePeople must hold him accountable. 
There will be protests nationwide today at 5:00 pm to #ProtectMueller sponsored by good government groups, including Public Citizen, Common Cause, MoveOn, Indivisible and more. 
Here in Madison there will be a rally at 5 pm on the State Street steps of the Wisconsin Capitol. Please click and share this Facebook invitation. 
If you are outside of Madison, visit Trump Is Not Above the Law to find an event near you, and spread the word!

Arn Pearson
Executive Director
Center for Media and Democracy
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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Tyranny through Demographic Migration

In 2016 27,017 people moved into my state of Idaho from California.

Texas received 69,945 from California.

Arizona received 64,756.

Washington received 51,485.

Nevada received 45,482.

Oregon received 43,804.

Most of these Californians flee their home state and when they settle, they begin working in local politics to change existing laws in their new home states to mimic those in California.  In the case of Red States, these people dilute the Red. 

The number one source of inbound migration to Idaho is from California, and the effects of their resettlement are obvious in our state and local politics.  They are able to shift the political climate in places like Boise with alarming speed.

Consider 2016 Presidential politics.  President Trump won the election with razor-thin margins in a few states, tipping the electoral college in his favor.

Michigan: Trump +10,704
Pennsylvania: Trump +44,292
Wisconsin: Trump +22,748

California is running an average net annual loss of residents of more than 140,000. 

When the Leftists in America begin to run a concentrated and deliberate migration campaign targeting Red states that have razor-thin margins, they will lock-up the electoral college in their favor until the shooting starts.  Numerically, they could do this in a year with Californians alone - not even factoring the Leftists they could send from Oregon, Washington, New York.

This is American citizen migration, not even factoring the bean-eaters jumping the border.

Won't California run out of reliable Leftist voters if they ship-out enough people to change the electoral map?  No.

In 2016 alone California welcomed 322,197 new residents from outside our country, alone.

Research your local politics - county/city/state legislatures.  Look at the total margins between your Lefty candidates versus the guys on the right.  How many new residents/voters to your county/city would be needed to flip your AO consistently into the Lefty camp?

You do not have enough ammo...