Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Gun Confiscation - The Biden Plan

This has a high risk of occurring, slowly over time, with incrementally more and more restrictions. 

African Slaves, German Jews, Australian Aborigines, Native Americans and the citizens today of Hong Kong were not allowed to own Guns, nor have free elections.  Foreign controlled Democrats would have Americans join this group.

THE BIDEN PLAN will be led by Bozo Beto O'Rourke, the failed senator & presidential candidate from Texas, and  includes mandatory gun selling to the government; AR's to start with.  Yet only a fraction of 1% of the gun murders are done with AR's.  Democrats do not want you to know The Truth about ARs.

This is gun confiscation, with a spoon full of sugar and WILL be the beginning of the end for Gun Rights in America.

Either that or you must register them, so they can easily be confiscated later (like Australia did), and pay a $200 tax on each gun and magazine.  So if you own 1 gun and 4 magazines, that is $1,000.

Why do we need an AR, because criminals have them, and it is our constitutional right to protect ourselves from enemies foreign and within, like looters. and this is the best civilian gun for the job.  That is why it is the most popular rifle in America.

In Seattle police were told to stand down as looters planned to burn a couples house.  But they legally & peacefully defended it with an AR, and had the Democrat Prosecutor seize their guns and charge them with multiple crimes. This is despite the rioters carrying ARs and kicking their fence gate down, but of course, the main stream media did not show this part.

Imagine if African Slaves, German Jews, Australian Aborigines, Native Americans and the citizens of Hong Kong had AR's.

So why do Democrats want to ban them?  It's not about saving lives, its about controlling the pheasants (us).  Its about taking over our country, and leaving us no recourse like Hong Kong, who the British disarmed and then turned them over to China who is today taking away their right to free elections, and crushing the protestors who resist.

In 2015, Hillary Clinton said the Australian-style gun confiscation would be considering.  First they started registering guns.  "You can keep them, but they must be registered."  Then after they were all registered, they decided that everyone must turn them all in.

The NRA is the only organization devoted totally to protecting our right to bear arms, by lobbying the government and donating to politicians who help protect our rights.  The NRA Institute for Legislative Action (NRAILA) needs donations to help protect our constitutional right to bear arms.

It is important that we VOTE and support the NRA by becoming a member.

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Friday, July 24, 2020

Made in the USA

SUPPORT AMERICA!  When we buy goods made in the USA, the money circulates in our economy over and over, creating numerous jobs.  But when we buy imported goods from China, that money is gone until they come to the US and buy our businesses, real estate, media outlets, farms and much more.  Much of the profits from these Foreign Owned Business in the US are donated to politicians that do whats best for China and other countries, but bad for Americans (like free trade and open borders).

For this reason, it is import to make every effort to buy American Made goods.  If its not made in the USA,..... save your money as you probably don't really needed it.

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Sunday, July 19, 2020

Free Trade

I believe in Free Trade, but also moderation in all things.  

Tariffs that protect businesses that are critical to the security of our country are essential. 

Foreign countries like China charge a 6.5% tariff, but also a 19% value add tax to sell products in their country. The US historically only charged 6.5%.  

Foreign Business compete in our country by paying a 6.5% tariff (tax), but Domestic Businesses, that create jobs for Americans, must pay far more in taxes, like:
  1. Federal & State income/profits
  2. Employee Retirement (Social Security 7.5%)
  3. Employee Workers Comp Insurance (7-25%)
  4. Unemployment Insurance
  5. Property Tax
  6. School District Tax
  7. Vehicle / Road Tax
  8. Sales Tax  
  9. & much more.
No wonder all the jobs are going over seas, and China is over taking the US as the worlds most powerful economy. 

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Saturday, July 11, 2020

Lessons Learned: Alone TV Show

In our Lessons Learned series, we learn to expect the unexpected, to be self reliant, to depend on ourselves, and more importantly, to learn from the mistakes of others.

History Channel's Alone survival show is the best on TV, with the winner getting $500,000 by outlasting the other nine Survivalist.  Each competitor gets to carry 10 things in their back pack.  Below are links to to what each survivalists carried, what the winners carried, and a Plan to survive as long as possible.  From this show, we see that despite Homo Sapiens (Humans) rising to the top of the food chain through our intelligence & technology, we have clearly lost the ability to survive alone for very long in the wilderness.  But there are some things we learn that help us survive longer.

  1. A Bow & Arrows has been a top source of food, especially when including the 500 to 600 lbs of moose that won the game for Jordan in Season 6, and the 800 lb musk ox in Season 7 (Roland).  This would make a Bow & Arrows, and the skill to use it, essential.  If you don't have the skill to use it, don't bring it. More importantly having it with you at all times is key.  In season 7, Kielyn has a moose walk within 20 yards, but didn't have her bow; bagging a moose would likely mean winning $1,000,000, making this the most expensive mistake.
  2. With the tremendous amount of fish harvested using a Gill Net, it is clearly a serious mistake not carrying one, especially so for those not skilled with a Bow. In fact, some build gill nets from Para Cord, so also carrying Para Cord and making a second Gill Net to set in a different area to increase the harvest and reduce the risk of over harvesting one area, might be prudent.  Some Survival Fishing knowledge is also helpful.
  3. Snare wire, along with the experience to use them is an obvious plus for an contestant. It is also often used for binding things
  4. Shelter design and more importantly the camp location has proven to be an important factor in many cases.  Spending a lot of time and calories building a shelter to only move it later due to wind, water run off, or poor fishing is a mistake that the winners have avoided. This suggest establishing a temporary shelter for a few days to allow exploring to find the best camp site, before investing a lot of time & energy in to building a longer term shelter.  That leads us to shelter design.
  5. I can't think of a single case where the shelter design was a key reason for winning the competition.  There are cases where it may have been a factor in losing, such as catching on fire, flooding with water or collapsing.  This might suggest a minimalist shelter, possibly even a Nomadic Strategy, to avoid rapidly depleting the area food supply, which seems to always happen. 
  6. Not having a Ferro Rod, or loosing it, has been cause for Tapping Out, because Fire is critical for cooking, treating water, staying warm, having light, and security by deterring animals. Even if you are good a friction fire, having a Ferro Rod is highly recommended.  Bottom line is you only get 10 tools so don't loose them. 
  7. Knowledge of the regional edible wild plants is a huge plus for nutrition and diversity of diet. Eating the same foods over and over is likely to cause digestive issues. Knowing plants that can be dried and preserved for future consumption is especially helpful.  
  8. Don’t spend any more time & calories videoing than necessary.  I'm sure there are rules that must be followed, but just do the minimum.
  9. Don’t use up all your arrows before your big opportunity arises, and make a few more when possible.  Season 7, episode 6, Roland had to jump on a standing wounded musk ox to finish him off, because he was out of arrows.
  10. Avoid wasting time & calories on building boats; every contestant that has tried, failed to harvest any food from their boat, and one fell in and had to tap out.  Making floats with baited hooks suspended, that float out to deep water has more potential with less effort. 
  11. Storing your food cache up on a platform, nor suspended with a string, is not effective against bears, nor wolverines.  Everyone that has tried, lost their food during the night.  Instead, keep it up high within sight of your Shelter as bait, and use a trip wire & / or cans, stick, anything that will make noise to alert you when predators are present, and shoot them for food.
  12. Before the snow, gill nets delivered 7.8 lbs of meat per day total on Season 7 and snare traps were generating about 1.5 lbs of meat per day total, with 10 contestants.  After the snow, gill nets dropped to zero per day and snare traps jumped to 12 lbs per day with only 6 contestants left.  Why? A blanket of snow makes it much easier to see animal tracks and good places to set your snare traps.  Lesson:  Focus on Gill nets before the snow, and Snare traps after the snow covers the ground, but also other methods for diversity of diet. 
  13. Once the water froze over so contestants could Ice Fish, fishing once again became a good source of food, as it allowed them to reach untapped areas.  Because of the need for fat, this was especially important, where as snare traps caught mostly rabbits which do not have enough fat to be sustainable.
  14. With the ground being covered by fresh snow, easily tracking animals can increase your hunting chances as well as your ability to Snare Trap.  So after each fresh snow, begin by circling your camp in larger and larger concentric rings to pick up tracks in the snow.
  15. When ICE Fishing, try more than one hole as fish are territorial and productivity may decline after catching a few.  Also different fishing spots, may be more productive than others.  Using tools like "Tip Ups" or some type of spring tension (tree limb) will help. 
  16. In the Season 7 Arctic, the cold became a problem, so having warm cloths and footing can be critical, along building up sufficient firewood & food supplies before you get snowed in for several days. 
  17. Season 8, food availability was extremely challenging, demonstrating the need to bring only 8 or 9 items and 5 or 10 pounds of food.  This would be more than any contestant harvested for over 3 weeks and more than many harvested their entire time on this show.
  18. Wear a belt with multiple buckle holes, like Rose wore in Season 8, so that you can continue to tighten up your belt as you loose weight.  
  19. Eating Charcoal off a burned stick for possible toxic foods or stomach problems can help absorb them, like Michelle did in Season 8.
  20. Roasting fish bones on a fire and eating them was a unique idea that Matt did in Season 8.
  21. Make tools like Biko did in season 8 when he found a large nail and forged a knife. 
  22. When constructing your shelter and using a tarp roof, design it to also catch fresh water and drain it into a corner or container. 
  23. When berries are plentiful, harvest them, and cook them down to make fruit leather which will extend the shelf life for several months. 
  24. In Season 9, we see that with limited food to consume, stomach acid can build up and cause problems.  Consuming charcoal periodically can help absorb this and possibly prevent more severe stomach problems.
  25. In Season 9, Juan Pablo sees fish activity in deep water that he cannot reach.  He builds a Pier that extends out into the river and immediately begins catching fish when no other are catching anything.  Fish move to deeper water in cold weather so gaining access to deep water may be an important consideration. 
  26. After not eating for an extended period, it may be hard to resume eating or to not over eat.  Consuming small amounts over time is likely a better approach to either scenario. 
  27. One contestant, 40+ days in to the event finds another major body of water with beaver and potentially fish.  He should have explored his surroundings better, to fully know what resources were available to him.  Using concentric rings, or loop routes should be considered. 
  28. After throwing up, consuming fluids should be done in small sips over time as opposed to immediately tanking up.  
  29. Episode 10, Cade looses his arrow quill while hiking, and all his arrows with it.  In hindsight, he should have divided his arrows and saved a few back at camp. 

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