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Joel To The Rescue!

Joel (of The Ultimate Answer to Kings) presents us with a selection of choices to bypass the miasma boondoggle clusterf**** that pretends to be compulsory public health care (but is actually redistribution of wealth) in this country!

Well, by now that’s got to be a subject near and dear to just about everybody. You could do it the way I have…but not even I suggest doing that, and this article lists numerous excellent reasons why it’s a bad idea.

But there apparently are ways to live an Obamacare-free life, and some may even be legal. The linked article lists several possibilities.

Of course you may or may not have to pay that tax, or fee, or tax, or whatever it is, punishing you for not allowing the government to help you with your own money. But there may even be (legal, or at least unlikely to get you shot) ways around that.

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(stolen copied in it’s entirety, thanks, Joel!  Love the graphic!)

On NOT Preaching to the Choir…

Many bloggers have been posting of late regarding the ongoing elimination of rights by the government.  I’ve been one of the folks posting.  And, with the exception of the occasional ‘troll’, I’m pretty much preaching to the choir.

And sometimes that’s appropriate.  We need to support and reaffirm one another.

BUT, what does one do with the community outside the ‘church’?  Friends, co-workers, family who are not gun owners, who don’t participate in the gun culture, who either are neutral about firearms or just a little uneasy with them?

We need them, as well.

Those people who don’t see that when some folks rights are taken away, all rights are on the table for removal.

I’ve one friend, a libertarian, who understands The Constitution and The Bill of Rights and all that.  I’ve even taken him shooting.  Just doesn’t interest him.  He’s not anti, just not a supporter.  A close relative who knows I’d be happy to bring her into the world of guns; to train her and help her to be more self-protective.  But she fears her own temper, so she won’t consider it.

We need these folks, if not in our gun corner, in our political corner.

How do we do that?

Anybody?  Bueller?  Bueller?

bueller

15 Maxims for Being a Reliable Man

The Art of Manliness has been posting a series aimed at young men (and presumably young women, as well) regarding what is appropriate and necessary for them to learn as they embark on their journey out into the World.

The most recent is entitled Heading Out on Your Own: Day 26 — 15 Maxims for Being a Reliable Man.

As one who wrestles with my own neuroses on a daily basis, I love stuff like this.  Many of these are things that were taught to me by my Father and Grandfather, but never codified.  And I don’t think there’s an age limit to when one needs to learn them.

Being reliable.

The word reliable has its origins in relier, Old French for “fasten” or “attach;” the reliable man was an immovable pillar of strength on which you could hang your hat, someone you could lean and depend on, a man you could trust.

Compare that image with its opposite: the flake. Floating, drifting, fragile. Melting as soon as it meets any resistance.

We’ve all known reliable men, and we’ve all known flakes. We admire the former, and avoid the latter. To become the kind of man you’ve grown up trusting and counting on, read on.

Please visit the link and pass them down to your youth.  Or refresh your own memory.

It couldn’t hurt.

TRUTH

h/t The Whited Sepulchre

A Girl and Her Gun: Comfort Zone therapy

courtesy: A Girl and Her Gun - after kicking her assailant

A Girl and Her Gun posted about a recent training experience, forcing her out of her comfort zone.
Training we should all have.  Men, as well.

As another wise women is (in)famous for saying:

Sometimes…Ya jus’ gotta go to war in the unnerwear ya got on.Gabrielle F. Dolly East

Speaking for myself, if I fantasize about a possible dangerous encounter (as a serious training tool), I imagine all my shot placement to be ‘A’ Zone, quickly, stopping the miscreants in their tracks.  With nary a hair on my head, or crease in my shirt having been disturbed.  And no sweat having been broken.
In real life, we might have more than one assailant, already have been cut, shot or forced to the ground.  Our pressed clothing might be now wrinkled.  And we might be laying supine, covered in dirt and towered over by multiple bad people.
We cannot plan the scenario – but, we can plan, and train for, our reaction to it!

Think outside the box, as A Girl and Her Gun did.

h/t agirlandhergun, Gabrielle F. Dolly East,

"One morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas - how he got in my pajamas I dunno!" - Groucho Marx as Captain Spaulding in Animal Crackers

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1. ALL GUNS ARE ALWAYS LOADED.

2. NEVER POINT YOUR MUZZLE AT SOMETHING YOU ARE NOT WILLING TO DESTROY.

3. KEEP YOUR FINGER OFF THE TRIGGER UNTIL YOUR SIGHTS ARE ON THE TARGET AND YOU ARE READY TO SHOOT.

4. KNOW YOUR TARGET AND WHAT'S BEYOND.

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"I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain." - Bene Gesserit, from Frank Herbert's Dune

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