War Is Coming!!! Are You Ready … Will You Fight?

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War Is Coming!!! Are You Ready … Will You Fight?

USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- Most of us don’t want a second Civil War, though many of us will fight, and a very few even think war is a good idea. But the obvious question is what would it look like?

The answer is nothing like the last civil war. I polished off a bottle of McCallum 25 with a couple of old friends who think about this stuff for a living. You’d like these guys, bright, inventive; each kept up at night by their serious jobs.

The causes of the last Civil War were economic. Tariffs on products coming into and leaving southern ports meant the agrarian south was at odds with the more urban and industrialized north. No such division exists today. The left does not control states; the left controls cities; everything else belongs to the people.

The days of massed armies are long passed. So what can we expect?

Most liberal politicians will be in hiding or deceased within the 1st 72 hours. A nation of riflemen will step up.

If you picked a City, let’s say Chicago. Close off the roads, shut down the airports and the City has maybe five days of food, close off fuel or power and in the winter it freezes in two days.

Pick a City like Los Angeles that imports all its water, close that down and inside a week, the City is dry.

Civil unrest will follow – our major cities will burn from self-immolation.

Only in the big cities will the left control law enforcement. The State Guard units will not fire on civilians and will not necessarily come to defend cities where they do not live; they have families of their own to protect.

With 120,000,000 gun owners in America, 3% represents 3.6 million people. There are 850,000 sworn law officers in the US. The numbers favor those of us who stand for freedom. In the face of these number the 1st thing the left will try to do is forcefully disarm the people in the big cities. That may not go as smoothly as they plan.

The fact is the left is driving this. They have no tolerance for anyone who does not think and believe as they do. That type of division can only lead one direction. We must break their grip on the narrative.

ANTIFA is the left’s, Brown Shirts. When these masked cowards move to take power who will stand in their way? American gun owners will rally to protect their neighborhoods. We will fire on the ANTIFA crowds to protect our children. It would be a quick fight.

With my group, when the bottle got closer to empty, we asked some other questions:

  • What happens when Mexico occupies Southern California and parts of Texas and Arizona to protect their citizens? What happens if they don’t stop there? With Gavin Newsom as the Governor of CA, will he welcome the Mexican invasion? Is the re-conquest of the lands lost in the Mexican/American war next?
  • Can Canada handle the 10’s of millions of refugees?
  • With our significant cities already being cesspools of disease and poverty, what happens afterward? How do you rebuild a country so divided with its major cities in ruins? Reconstruction will be harder than you realize.

So what can you do? Keep four weeks of food and water on hand. Buy a rifle. Pistols are excellent for personal defense, but there may be times when you need to reach out and extend your safe perimeter. Five hundred meters is right for me; your needs may vary. Keep enough ammunition and supplies to meet your family’s needs, then double it. Remember if your extended family knows you're prepared you can expect guests.

Learn to store and handle your firearms safely and proficiency. (That is what REGULATED means in the 2nd Amendment.) Teach your children to shoot.

Get politically active, do what you can to stave off this conflict or prevent it.

So how else would it start? A President Booker throws gun owners in jail, or a President Sanders invited in blue helmets to help with firearms confiscation. Maybe it’s nothing more than a deranged kid with a grudge, like Gavrilo Princip.

Then again maybe it’s already started and we’re just not paying attention.

Or it could be a plague. Thirty million undocumented illegal aliens huddled in barrios who shun the police and authorities are a potential biological time bomb. Combine that with an outbreak of Ebola, and a population scared of deportation it would give the disease time to spread. Would we see it 1st in our detention centers or on our streets? It would directly affect the Sanctuary City problem. Hispanics would take the brunt of the blame and be seen as carriers; the nation would begin to fall apart as moves to protect individual population groups unfold. Segregation would follow.

Remember, luck favors the well prepared. Have you thought long term about your family when it all goes south? I’d rather be prepared for something I hope never happens than left unprepared when if it does. How about you?

This article is a lesson for those on the left of thought; you cannot win.

The destruction you would invite is something to be avoided. Trump is NOT Hitler, in 2 or 6 years he will bow at the waist, thank us all for allowing him to serve; then he will walk away from power and enjoy his waning years. Be it Trump, Obama, Bush, or Clinton that is how it works. I hope you’re listening, so full of hate, you on the left are, that it blinds you to reality. Do not ring a bell you cannot un-ring.

I’m off to the range. Time to practice.


About Don McDougall

Don McDougall
Don McDougall

Don McDougall is an NRA instructor and member of the Los Padres “Friends of the NRA” committee. If he's not at the range, you will find him setting the record straight with on gun issues and gun safety on AmmoLand Shooting Sports News.

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Autsin Miller III

In my opinion, it probably would be over pretty quickly one way or another because very few people in this country are prepared to care for themselves much longer than a few days. Hunger and thirst are powerful motivators so whomever controls the food and water (transportation etc.) Will have control of everyone in the cities. The rural parts of the country, that is a whole different situation. Either way, there would be tremendous loss and suffering involved and I pray we never have to do that. I think it would be horrible (except for Mexico taking California thing, I… Read more »

J-Bird
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J-Bird

That’s not generally how I see it. In my opinion, it will be low intensity. There won’t be “millions” that arm themselves and siege anything. The “conservative” police and military are only conservative at night on the internet. During the day, they are the gendarmerie of the left “just doing muh job.” Evidence of this is simple to find. Remember the sniper overwatch that ensured the safety of the trannies reading to children in a public library. The left is focused on not allowing (via the government) coalescence of thought on the right. Wrong think on the internet gets you… Read more »

JohnLloydScharf
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JohnLloydScharf

“Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.” Our national security is not just our own.… Read more »

JohnBored
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JohnBored

With the homeless populations of Seattle, LA, and San Francisco, living in Middle Age squalor and defecating on the sidewalks the plagues will develop and hit the big cities the hardest. Illegal immigration is contributing to this horrendous situation and people are resenting it. The sanctuary city movement has made it worse. Citizens rightfully believe that their local politicians care more about illegals more than they care about citizens. Years ago, there was a fringe movement/group called Operation Ranch Rescue, that had paramilitary units patrolling the southern border. Groups like that will increase and gain acceptance and popularity if this… Read more »

RoyD
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RoyD

I recommend watching “Shadow on the Land”.

SGT_Wombat
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SGT_Wombat

I just hope the police will see reason and NOT engage in assisting the Left. I have a brother in law who’s a police officer and a friend who is one. I do not relish having a police officer in my sights, but if he tries to disarm me or my family, he will get the gun – bullet first. ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

Henry Bowman
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Henry Bowman

“This article is a lesson for those on the left of thought; you cannot win.”

They are not going to nor do they want to, just ruin everything around them.

By the way, love the though guy talk after your “we need to surrender now or else lose later” post.

tomcat
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tomcat

Good article Don. This country is in one mell of hess, the worse it has ever been since the first civil war. What a shame because it is the most successful country the world has ever seen. There is no excuse for all this except some spoiled brats want total control and our property rather than work for their wealth. I don’t think it will rectify itself, the only way to stop it is to stop them.

JH1961
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JH1961

In my opinion, the ‘trigger’ for civil war is the upcoming 2020 election. The Left won’t ‘accept’ a win by Trump. Trump supporters will claim a ‘loss’ to be fraudulent.

JohnBored
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JohnBored

The Left may not accept a Trump victory, but can do nothing because they lack the means. They will cry, throw fits, and claim a stolen election, but they and their media lap dogs will do nothing but piss and moan.

pureamericana
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pureamericana

Very good description of the chain of events that could happen. Never in our history has a political divide been so large and the words,actions,attempts and anger been present without a response. As long as the thin protection of economic stability, abundant food for all, and a few
stable intelligent serious Americans in power troubles can be avoided. Take any of the 3 listed away, game is on. The 30+ million unknowns that have invaded the country are a wildcard waiting to use ?

CaptainKerosene
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CaptainKerosene

The author mentions LA and water. California champions open borders and illegal aliens. Has LA thought about what will happen if terrorists attack the California water aqueducts? Some are steel pipes and pumping stations over the mountains and just a few pounds of explosives would require weeks or months to repair. The open channels and a few pounds of certain poisons would be faster and perhaps harder to detect and make the water safe. The hope is that such won’t happen. It is hoped that a civil war would have the U.S. military would align with the people and not… Read more »

loveaduck
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loveaduck

No country is more than 3 meals away from chaos.

Frank
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Frank

The one point not made here is that if any kind of armed conflict happens it won’t be avoidable nor will we have a choice. Regardless of your willingness to fight, you may have to. Having been in combat myself, I have no desire to do it again. I have heard of a certain breed of people that love “the adrenaline rush” of combat but I personally never met anyone like that and I was with a light infantry unit in Vietnam for a year. My personal belief about people like that is that they are the kind or type… Read more »

TheRevelator
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TheRevelator

@Frank The majority of us here have spent a lot of time calling out the idiots who act as agitators and advocate for bloodshed. Most of us here have also spent time trying to educate others about what is going on. As the author pointed out, ANTIFA is acting as the brown shirts. In the 1930’s the Brown shirts were never a very large group either, their job was to cause havoc and violence until it was time for their superiors to take over. After that takeover, they were quickly done away with. Currently we have three separate factors going… Read more »

tomcat
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tomcat

@ Rev. Good reply, history is repeating itself and the progressive left is trying to erase history. It all makes sense, do away with history and people don’t know what is coming.

JohnBored
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JohnBored

Frank. You are right. The democrats will get back in power through vote harvesting and illegals voting. Its already happened in California. Motor voter laws have allowed illegals to get licenses to vote. Vote harvesting happened in California. Once the democrats get power they will make firearms illegal, increase welfare and taxes to the point where it makes no sense to work. An underground economy will develop, which the left will try to subvert. The democrats will literally take food from you and your family to feed illegals and non-working bums. Real Americans will not put up with that. Fence… Read more »

tetejaun
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tetejaun

“The fact is the left is driving this. They have no tolerance for anyone who does not think and believe as they do. ” THAT is called fascism.
So, the democrat scum are fascist socialists…..hmmmm… I remember something about fascist socialists in Germany 1939……….

RoyD
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RoyD

“They have no tolerance for anyone who does not think and believe as they do. ” THAT is called fascism.”

Hmmm, that sounds an awful lot like a certain poster here. Now if I could only remember his name.

TheRevelator
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TheRevelator

@RoyD

High level humor and logic there Roy. Seeing as how you were aiming high, I do believe it was accurate and went right where you thought it would.

Rock R
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Rock R

Everyone kind of laughs at the sombee notion, but what you don’t realize is that these city dwellers once they get hungry are going to act just like them…. There will be herds of them headed your way from every direction and they will be filthy, crazy and carrying diseases of every kind… They will eat everything in sight including all the animals you think are going to be around for you, along with trees grass and every other plant you can think of… They are not going to to stay contained in the city and just die and unless… Read more »

RoyD
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RoyD

A good read, though itself optimistic about the subject matter, is “One Second After.”

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@Roy D, Yes, I forget the author’s name, but it was most interesting. An eye opener.

Will
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Will

@WB,@RoyR,@RockR,,Toto,the little pissant is back ! Just ignore the moron !

RoyD
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RoyD

I am not so sure that he and Will Flatt are not the same person. If not that then at the least, kissing cousins.

Dave in Fairfax
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Dave in Fairfax

WB, Wm R Forstchen

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@Dave in Fairfax, Yeah that is him! Terrific author. He should be required reading in high schools!

Dave in Fairfax
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Dave in Fairfax

WB, A fast Duckduckgo search (don’t ever use google) will find the book on-line as a pdf.
LOTS of things should be required reading in HS. Don’t even get me started on the state of our indoctrination system.

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@Dave in Fairfax, A free pdf of “One Second After”! That is very cool. Who knew?

tetejaun
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tetejaun

Poor cowardly baby. Did you wet your panties reading about a possible hot civil war? We have a coup against a sitting president and the communist democrats and their media are running a cold civil war and indoctrination campaign. I am sure you sat quietly as the FBI ran a coup against President Trump. ALL ‘Americans’ did, the cowards. Just as they sat quietly during Waco, Bundy, Malheur, Ruby Ridge, etc. Screaming yellow cowards like you ALWAYS kneel and lick the hand of the tyrant because standing and fighting for Freedom is an insane idea to the weak spines like… Read more »

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@tt, We the People did not even know that the coup attempt was going on. How could we have done anything?
This secret coup was done from the quiet air-conditioned luxury of the offices of the highest bureaucrats (on government time). Even if we had know, we could have done nothing.

TheRevelator
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TheRevelator

@tetejaun Says the guy who wet himself and ran away from two arguments with me. 🙂 That’s the thing though, for someone screaming about “Yellow Cowards” you never fail to be the biggest one in the room. Completely and totally intimidated by the fact that other people have a set of balls and can say no to you, that you may have to stand all by your pitiful little self with no back up for your idiotic ideas. You tried to agitate here time and again, and nobody buys it. We are never going to buy it. You are not… Read more »

cav2108
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cav2108

“maybe it’s already stared and ” ? What is that supposed to mean? What’s “stared”? Do you bother to read these articles before you publish them?
Blue helmets . . . . . Yeah, that would be a real bad idea. REAL bad. Bad for our leftist government and bad for the foreign mercenaries that don’t remember what happened to King George’s German Hessians. Except there won’t be any left alive to settle here after the shooting is done.

TheRevelator
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TheRevelator

@cav2108 What McDougall was saying by that was pretty clear. ANTIFA… Think Portland Oregon. Think about protests in Berkley where they have engaged in violence. In Portland, they have control of the streets and the police there are doing Nothing. Seattle is almost as bad. I linked to an investigative report called “Seattle is Dying” a while back. We are in a stage right now that is a Cold War against those who want to completely destroy the nation and more importantly the Constitution on which it was founded. And as someone who has argued against Don McDougall in the… Read more »

Dave in Fairfax
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Dave in Fairfax

CAV2108, Stared is a verb and a spell-checker error. Sorry it upset you so much, it’s been fixed.
BTW, there are no spaces needed between either your “and “”, or the “and ?”, while we’re busy nit-picking. Form is nice, but substance is what matters, at least IMHO. Mr McDougall’s article had some good substance.

Looking over your comments in the past, I see that most are chest-beating and angry. You are welcome to be upset about everything, but it’s bad for your health. Be good to yourself.

ralph
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ralph

Confiscation of privately-owned firearms is the surest way to encourage pushback from American patriots. Come and take them at your peril. I agree with this article, tho I do not want to see a United States un-united by the Left. A sad fate awaits them if they push us beyond mere rhetoric. Call me old (I am 82) and feeble-minded, but I have no fear whatsoever of a gun confiscation attempt. Even the left knows they dare not try it. Many of us took an oath to protect and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and DOMESTIC. This Marine… Read more »

tetejaun
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tetejaun

My Brother, I am a Viet Nam/Cambodia Army veteran. I can trace my family’s military history through ever engagement from the Revolutionary War through every war, Marshalling, argument & tiff through today. I KNOW the history of this country and the BRAVE Americans that stood and fought against the tyrant to create this country, our Constitution and our Rights. It is sad that many yellow cowards on this board will argue that it is insane to fight for their Rights. They want SOMEONE ELSE to do the hard work of insuring their Rights, just NOT them. They talk tough, but… Read more »

Will
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Will

Toto,you couldn’t find your butt with both hands.

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@Will, Does he not realize that the elitists work with words and in secret just so we can not oppose them in more traditional physical ways? To fight these people, one must join their world. Who would want to do that?

Will
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Will

@WB,I’m really thinking about documenting Toto’s lies,bullshit,and contradictions from previous comments the loser has made. The scumbag is just a troll living in his delusional world !

Dave in Fairfax
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Dave in Fairfax

tetejuan, Perhaps I missed it, but I didn’t see anyone suggesting handing over their property. I read some people who hoped that we could avoid the War of Coastal Aggression/ Civil War 2.0, but that is not the same thing. You didn’t mention names, but many, if not most, of the people here have experience in some Great Unpleasantness. Calling them names says more about you than them. Only fools hope for war, given your heritage statement, you should know this.

Knute
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Knute

AHHHH. So you are Lt. Dan! Eternally pissed because you didn’t die in the Nam. Thanks for that little tidbit. Now you’re BS makes some semblance of sense.
Have you tried chaining yourself to a shrimp boat in the gulf? It returned Lt. Dan to sanity…

CaptainKerosene
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CaptainKerosene

If gun confiscation did happen it would certainly establish a tyrant in power. There would be assassinations between factions just like in the USSR, and other dictatorships.
If a civil war did not begin to stop that before it would certainly happen, perhaps to maintain the tyranny or maybe to re-establish freedom.
The U.S. Constitution would be ancient history

Mike Carbine
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Mike Carbine

I just don’t know what it would take to cause Civ War II. Americans of the far past fought over a 3% stamp tax, or States Rights. Last 100 years tho… FDR over night declares all privately owned gold illegal, you know back when US minted gold coins were legal tender and gold rushes had developed whole sections of the nation. Or all the Nam vets who lost mates in that part of the world for nothing. The same Democrats who voted for, supported and made profits off the War, latter voted to cut off military support for South East… Read more »

Bill
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Bill

The reason we will NOT have a civil war is that we can change the govt by vote. We don’t have to shoot, unless the govt tries to conquer us like in the Am Revolution! So let us not speak of armed insurrection, which feeds the liberal left’s agenda!!!!!

tetejaun
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tetejaun

I LOVE how the cowards always have an excuse to kneel and barter their Rights away. THE SECOND AMENDMENT IS ABOUT CONTROLLING GOVERNMENT BY FORCE IF NECESSARY.
Try not to faint, knee-bending coward.

CaptainKerosene
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CaptainKerosene

The votes are counted accurately because the citizens are armed. The votes were counted in the USSR. 95% voted for the incumbent.

Donttreadonme
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An armed citizenry is here to keep the govt in check so they need to know what they are up against if they push too far.

The real reason we wont have a civil war is because the tyrants got smarter after the 1st one. Now they know they have to do it slow and methodically. They are playing the long game, and are incrementally stripping us our our rights, while brainwashing future generations.

Will Flatt
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War is inevitable and if the Left doesn’t start it the day after Trump gets re-elected, it will happen whenever the Left takes over the government after Trump. The problem for the Left is, their position is essentially untenable. Everyone needs to take the time to watch this playlist on YouTube by John Mark, who explains the propertarian answer to the parasitic politics destroying America:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8rWX-Cd0UTjUipcEOHPKSqtQGFUeM0TT

TheRevelator
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TheRevelator

@Will Flatt

Yes, I linked his Civil War 2.0 video here a few months back.

Rex
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Rex

According to some, we are already in a cold civil war.

Whatzit
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Whatzit

As we were around 150 years ago. Wars take time to brew and finally break out. Rarely do they just jump onto the scene. War is coming, unless something extraordinary happens to change our current trajectory.

tetejaun
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tetejaun

Actually, that started in 1904, when the federal government decided it was boss and the people were merely money-makers to be fleeced: 1904, the FDA and several other federal alphabet unconstitutional agencies were created to rule over the People and make decisions for them. 1912, the unconstitutional income tax was instituted. 1933, the unconstitutional Federal Reserve, which is neither federal nor a reserve, was created to fleece the American people of their hard-earned money. 1933, all gold coins were removed from the American people (gold, REAL wealth). 1934, the unconstitutional NFA was created and Second Amendment Rights were diminished. IF… Read more »

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@tt, Gold coins were not removed from the American people. Gold coins were removed from banks, and FDR drafted a executive order that all non-jewelry gold be sent in. People that understood that such an order was beyond the powers of the president did not comply. A lesson for us modern Americans.

As to all that other stuff, you have to be more specific, e.g. the federal government decided. There are a lot of people in the federal government. Who decided? What positions were they in? What documenting memos exist? Stop learning your history from internet websites. Go to a library!

Mike Carbine
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Mike Carbine

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Executive_Order_6102 A few months later, Congress passed the Gold Reserve Act of 1934 which ratified President Roosevelt’s orders. A new set of Treasury regulations was issued providing civil penalties of confiscation of all gold and imposition of fines equal to double the value of the gold seized. Prosecutions of U.S. citizens and non-citizens followed the new orders. Foreigners also had gold confiscated, and were forced to accept paper money for their gold. Another type of de facto gold seizure occurred as a result of the various Executive Orders involving bonds, gold certificates and private contracts. Private contracts or bonds which… Read more »

Mike Carbine
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Mike Carbine

https://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/294/330/
The Supreme Court upheld all seizures as constitutional

Will
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Will

@Whatzit,great comment brother ! You’re absolute right too.

Klim
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Klim

I wake up every day and give thanks that hillary is not sitting in the oval office. Unfortunately the walking pile of dogshit that I and many others had no choice but to cast a vote for is. He is a friend to none of us, the most incompetent president since Jimmy Carter. Jimmy’s problem was mostly lack of spine. Trump on the other hand lacks any decent redeeming qualities and swings which ever direction that favors himself. But he served as a temporary bulwark between us and the progressive sludge that creeps higher by the minute in this country.… Read more »

Will Flatt
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Another idiot heard from. Now STFU & GTFO!

tomcat
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tomcat

@ Klim Your first sentence is factual but from there on until your last paragraph you suffer from kool aid intoxication and you sound just like the progressive talking heads with verbiage but no substance. I do think it is possible some enemy will try to take over if we are involved in a civil war. We will just have to wait and see.

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@Tcat, I think that is called “Klimfelter Syndrome”.

Will
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Will

@Klim,I decided not to tell you what I really want to because it would serve no purpose.Have a nice day.

Degforyou
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Degforyou

This is my opinion which everyone has one. I disagree with you to the fullest cause you are listening to the left like they are doing. The truth is now that Biden said he did it and investigation is reveling dossier and Biden/Hunter all connected and evidence is being gathered to prosecute the criminals. You should be watching Fox News telling exactly what’s going on.

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@Deg, Biden did not even think that what he did was immoral, much less illegal. He was proud of his illegal behavior.

Buster
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Buster

The most limiting factor for the Patriots will be the inability to communicate with each other. The government already knows who amongst us are likely to present resistance. All they have to do is disable our cell phone numbers and our efforts will be severely hampered.

The only reason they (the guv) wouldn’t disable our phones is so they can listen to our conversations.

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@That is quite true, for now. Later, much of what we need we will get from them, to include their cell phones.

Will Flatt
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That’s why so many patriots have 10 & 11 meter radios. If you have 2 meter, so much the better. It’s as much worth the investment as a good rifle.

Dave in Fairfax
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Dave in Fairfax

WF, I agree. It’s also worthwhile to remember SSB , and if you can go old school, swap the crystals in your CB radio Xmit for RC, and vice versa, and make a new set of freqs to run on. Also remember that antenna orientation matters.

NightFire
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NightFire

Radio waves can’t be turned off. Get an amateur radio license, practice using it, understand how the frequencies work.

Ham radio operators practice emergency communications during every disaster and are called in to assist the military, local and federal govt regularly.

Knowing how things are done, what things mean and how to track down signals would be critical.

Will
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Will

@NightFire,great idea but I don’t care for the license part of it.FCC is a Gov.agency. You don’t have to have a license to get into ham radio do you ?

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@Will, Yeah, why be on another federal government list? The FCC and BATFE would come to one’s house in the same car. Better to learn on one’s own in secret.

Will
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Will

@WB,I might buy a couple of short wave radios,but no license,no list !

Will
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Will

@WB,even on my damn driver license there’s that damn gold circle star on it. Have to have that to board a damn airplane now. Facial recognition,etc.no telling what other bullshit is involved with that gold circle star. The Gov.just wants to control every facet of our lives !!!

Boricua
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Boricua

What would be your taught about Florida then?

JPM
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JPM

The most profound part of this article (it’s all good) is the part noting that large Cities/population centers are controlled by the left. The large cities in almost all the states also control the elections by concentrating the vote to the exclusion of small towns and rural areas where the majority of people in the states actually reside. An electoral college-type system at the state level would solve that problem, but just like term limits, when the change needs to be undertaken, but those with the power to do so control they system (State capital & large cities, and Congress… Read more »

Stuck in Commie Ct
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Stuck in Commie Ct

A lot of possible scenarios but the problem is that the people that need to go are rich and are most likely prepared already. Not only are they rich, they have our money, taxpayers money that’s built bunkers just for the problem makers. Maybe we get lucky and snag a few of them and hold them until trial. Most will be safe and warm in these massive amazingly stocked bunkers we paid for, watching the devastation and laughing at it.

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@Stuck, Much of that is quite true. The author of “RavenRock” (whose name I can not remember) has exposed, through FOIA, the government prepared hiding places. So we can go get them.
And that is why I am converting fiat money into things that I can use or store. Next time a libtard/socialist/communist attains the presidency, I am going to take every cent out in cash, and put it in the place that I am preparing.
Flee the cities. Escape the governments.

Stuck in Commie Ct
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Stuck in Commie Ct

Believe me I’m out of this state ASAP. I’ve been looking at land all over the US for the last few years and have a few states in mind with rural acreage at very good prices. Unfortunately until I sell my house I’m screwed, a divorce two years ago put me in debt to the point that I have to sell anyway so doing any type of preparation other than what I have has been out of the question. I have to spend one more winter here and then the house will go on the market. I’m fighting time and… Read more »

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@Stuck, Sometimes patients is the hardest part. Land in Texas is cheap. There are many on line real-estate websites with pictures. If you are praying, then things will most certainly turn out.

Dr. Strangelove
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Dr. Strangelove

Not mentioning slavery as a cause of the Civil War is a major oversight.

hippybiker
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hippybiker

Strange. You should read some unfiltered history. Lincoln was a southerner and a virulent racist who said he wanted to repatriate all the blacks back to Africa.
Furthermore, the issue of slavery wasn’t brought up until the War of Northern Aggression was well underway. The so called emancipation proclamation only freed slaves in the Rebel States and territory’s.
Please read the books by Dr. Thomas DiLorenzo.
In closing. T(e man the left reviles…Robert E. Lee owned no slaves, was an American War hero and he and his wife were actually Abolistionists!
Food for thought!

nrringlee
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nrringlee

OK, point of disclosure. I am one of those people who have thought about civil war and revolutionary warfare and have practiced those arts for nearly 50 years. Folks, if you are looking for examples as a guide I give you two. First, look at Katrina. Bush took the blame and there was much blame to go around but the collapse of civil order was an entirely local thing. Local “leadership” was not able to marshal resources and people effectively, government employees saw that and for the most part they went home and cared for their families. NOPD evaporated over… Read more »

Atomic Hillbilly
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Atomic Hillbilly

I don’t think it would (or should) come to all that, since the whole thing could be solved in one place: Washington DC. And it wouldn’t even need to be a bunch of shooting (provided enough people showed up). Just block the main traffic arteries, surround their ivory towers, and don’t let them leave or eat until they cough up their passwords so we can see what they’ve really been up to…. Then put the bad ones on trial using common law grand juries. Here’s how they work https://www.1215.org/lawnotes/lawnotes/grandjuryrules.htm That’s right. And angry mob can show up and hold trials,… Read more »

Autsin Miller III
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Autsin Miller III

I respectfully disagree with the premise. I dont think the majority of Americans would vote to disarm. If people really didn’t believe having a gun made you safer, then why don’t the antigun folk put gunfree signa in their yard? In my opinion it is because they don’t want anyone to know they are vulnerable. I think the media and a very loud minority are getting all the attention and they do want us disarmed, I just dont think it’s a majority. So the move will be what they always do, divide and conquer. When they manage to ban AR… Read more »

Lee R 22
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Lee R 22

Your statistic about 109 deaths per year being small (aprox 2000 over a decade) reminded me of a traffic statistic in the mid 2000s when I lived in Illinois. The report said 104 people died the previous year in the state trying to beat a train across the intersection while the lights were flashing and the striped gates were already down. Think about that…. adults who voluntarily risked their lives to save a couple of minutes on a commute in one state versus all the minors in our country killed by firearms. Wow. 2A is definitely on the chopping block… Read more »

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@Lee, Freedom is messy.

Mike Carbine
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Mike Carbine

Well thought out post. EMP from Solar Flares(it’s happened before) or man made is a real threat to the USA. Every day forward in today’s world is another step into new conditions mankind has never seen before. New techs, new diseases, who knows what new ideology or religion might be the ‘next big thing’ to threaten our country.
Stock up now. Learn to buy/cook with inexpensive foods in bulk like, white rice, all purpose flour, pinto beans, elbow macaroni. Walmart
60lbs rice$25
56lbs beans$41
50lbs flour$10!
30lbs mac $17
Almost 200lbs of long term shelf stable food for $93!

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@Mike, That’s a good start, but lets not buy at Walmart that supports our foreign and domestic enemies, please.

Mike Carbine
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Mike Carbine

Every dollar saved is put to ‘other’ expenses. And Every product I listed is keeping American Farmers on their farms. Nit pick all you want to. I’am going to advise all to save every hard earned penny they can. If you can save $$$ over Wally world somewhere else, buy it!

Will
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Will

@MC,if people can,grow your own crops and learn to can and/or freeze what you can ! I make tons of jerky and have venison and beef frozen too ! (Lots of catfish filets too)

Mike Carbine
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Mike Carbine

I relocated to be in the ‘No Limits/Year Round Open Season’ feral hogs&Asian carp rivers. Not going to be every ones cup o tea, I know-don’t care. I cook/can em up to taste good!

Will
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Will

@USA,those rattlesnakes on your porch is fantastic grub too. You can cook them up any way you want too. I have stuffed rapped them with bacon,Q’d them,deep fried in batter nuggets. It’s really some great chicken like,very lean meat ! My mouths watering !

Knute
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Knute

Then this ought to really get your saliva flowing:

Will
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Will

@Knute,great video ! That old man could run my chuck wagon anytime. I wrote down his batter recipe and will try it. Thanks.

Knute
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Knute

An old timer here in Montana cans carp. It tastes just about like tuna fish. Not my favorite, but still good food.
But, as a cattleman, my taste leans more towards T-bone steak. I eat fish too, but being close to Ft. Peck lake (a LOT of water for the arid Montana tundra) I prefer Walleyes and Northerns. I really like that flaky white flesh, although I dislike cleaning those Northern Pike snot rockets. But like they tell you in SEAL training; “You don’t have to like it, you only have to do it”.

Mike Carbine
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Mike Carbine

Nice thing bout canning fish is that, the bonier the fish it don’t matter, cause they get all crumbly during pressure canning. Good source of calcium. That’s why carp are best caned, no fancy deboning required. I can a condensed fish chowder, you just add a can of evaporated milk to complete. Meats meat and Mans got to Eat! Pork, beef, fish, time for dinner.

Knute
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Knute

That’s the way old Bill here does it. He’s nearly a hundred years old now. He cans ’em bones and all. So Instead of throwing carp out, I just bring them to him and he gives me some already canned up. The bones just turn liquidy like in canned salmon. Its really good for preserved meat. Only jerky is any better. No, canned beef is really good too. Just put some stew meat in a jar, add a teaspoon of salt, and pressure can it up. It keeps for a long time, no refrigeration, and I just warm it up… Read more »

Mike Carbine
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Mike Carbine

Have my one acre truck patch next to the house. Half the hogs I have shot here were trying to get past the fence, talk about a ‘twofer’! Better than feeding deer corn for 6 months just to shoot a tame buck every fall…still it’s going to take EOTWAWKI to have me trying wheat or rice on my own.

Knute
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Knute

Or, if one has the space, a small herd of cows makes a great food source. Live food never spoils, and in the case of cows, they can even fight off predators. They do need a little help while calving, but I consider that a small price to pay for unlimited T-bones and prime rib! OFC, one must know how to dress and butcher them…. again, something the zombies just won’t be able to do. I wonder sometimes if they even know that hamburger comes from cows. They probably look at cattle and wonder why people keep such large pets!… Read more »

Will
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Will

@Knute,a small herd of cows makes very,very fertile ground too !

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@Will and Knute, and a flock of chickens, too, even a small flock. Easy to keep and provide food that even urbanites can do. Flee the cities.

Mike Carbine
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Mike Carbine

Wild Bill If you want to min/max a meat animal none beat rabbits. Feed is less than chickens and the manure does not need to be composted. They also out produce chickens for meat in the same time period. But not every one likes cooked hare, over chicken.

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@MC, Easier to clean, too, but I’m going to have both. I pile up dead brush for the cottontails and have a healthy population without doing anything more. Chickens love the bugs in the horse and cow shit. I will only give them a little feed for their egg shells, and they produce eggs that rabbits don’t. City people with little yard can combine chickens and garden in their formerly manicured lawns, to produce a meager living. The river, only a thousand yards from here, has small fish, attracts hogs, squirrel, possum, raccoon and deer. And that is just the… Read more »

Knute
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Knute

Did you know that, instead of feeding them calcium supplements to make their egg shells strong, you can just dry out and grind up their eggshells and feed them right back to them? They eat it right up, and it saves on feed supplements. And makes for less waste to get rid of too.

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@Knute, I did not know that. Note to self: stop throwing egg shells in garbage.

Knute
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Knute

I just put all my eggshells in an old tin can. I like the size that Hunts spaghetti sauce comes in (although I don’t like that sauce). They dry out in there by themselves, and when it gets about full, crush them up with a rolling pin and mix them right back into their grain. Its hardly any more work than throwing them away.

Knute
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Knute

You said it! A yard and some knowledge is all that’s needed to survive… albeit barely. But check out this guy. He makes 60K/year on TWO ACRES, but there’s some catches. Like it’s all hand labor, involves travel from an acre in Maine to an acre in Florida to get two crops a year… and more. But 30K per acre? That’s unreal…

Knute
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Knute

Have you tried just skinning your chickens? I do that a lot, although it has some real drawbacks. I do it every time I just want one chicken at a time. It’s soooo much easier than plucking, but it really makes the meat dry out in cooking. I address that by either oven roasting in a covered roasting pan, or just cutting it up for stir fry, which is my favorite way to have chicken anyway. The only time I scald and pluck anymore is in the fall, if I need to cull the flock down, and then put those… Read more »

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@MC, Ninety-one percent of everything Walmart sells comes from China. China puts every penny of profit into their military and intelligence services. The Chinese have publicly declared their goal is to replace Americans in the world. China has a military school that is much like our West Point or Naval Academy. Each senior must write a graduate paper on a military subject. Many chose to write their grad paper on the conquest of North America. I have read the English translation of many of those papers. The benefit to a country with a big population and a “worn out continent”… Read more »

Knute
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Knute

No Montana Walmart has 50lb of flour for 10 bucks. We grow the wheat here, and its 6 bucks a bushel (60 lbs), just for the unground wheat kernels. Flour is 25 lbs for 12 bucks on sale, 18-20 otherwise.

Mike Carbine
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Mike Carbine

Knute cost of living is going to change by location. Have you tried walmart.com? Some times I can get free shipping for those same items I listed at those prices, delivered to my door here in the South. And Alaska sea food is just as pricey in AK, as it is after it’s sent to the lower 48..
Great Value All Purpose Flour, 25 lbs
$5.22 $0.21 / lb
Only local pickup
.price you pay for ‘Big Sky Country’ right?

Knute
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Knute

Yup, we pay more for most everything. They add in shipping from 800 miles away to the price of pump gas, and the Bakken shale oil wells are only a hundred miles East! Hundreds of them! Crooks will be crooks.

Knute
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Knute

Walmart doesn’t really work for me because the nearest one is 138 miles away in another State! I did try walmart dot com anyway, just out of curiosity. It comes up exactly as you stated, 5.22/25lbs… BUT “Out of stock”, “no in store pickup”, “no delivery”. They’ve already thought of that trick, and froze us in Montana out. And North Dakota too, that’s my closest wally world. But I don’t care. I buy wheat from a guy who grows it, give him 10 bucks a bushel (60 lbs), which is almost double what he sells the rest of his crop… Read more »

Knute
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Knute

And what a deal I’m getting! I had no idea. I’m getting this quality:
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Bobs-Red-Mill-Organic-Whole-Wheat-Flour-80-Oz/37706666
for <20 cents/lb, instead of $4.00! 95% off! Walmart can REALLY go pound sand. Hard. Like, all the way down to China. 🙂

Dr. Strangelove
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Dr. Strangelove

Yeah, I get my Chinese goods from Cabela’s.

Deplorable Bill
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Deplorable Bill

If civil war is preventable it will be done at the ballot box. Should the left, socialist, demoncrapic, communist gain presidential office and/or the majority in congress, they will attempt to obtain their goal of mass gun confiscation. This, I believe WILL start civil war. This would be a war for freedom and independence much like the first war for freedom and independence. The first war for freedom and independence began only after years of “political overreach” and it should be noted that now as then the people’s complaints of governmental abuses and lack of accountability were/are answered by threats,… Read more »

JIAZ
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JIAZ

You had me at “Macallan 25”. Well done.

DoctorWho
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DoctorWho

I agree that a Civil War is coming. The snowflakes do not believe it, but it IS coming. Take out the power grids feeding the east and west coast cities and they will descend into anarchy within a week and the rest will be history. I just hope that the progressive anti-American politicians are in the cities when it happens.

1776 Patriot
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“I just hope that the progressive anti-American politicians are in the cities when it happens.” Agreed. To get rid of them at the start of hostilities, we just need to let city dwellers know they also ‘taste just like chicken’.

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

Isn’t it odd that America’s best chance for maintaining traditional freedoms and values is out of control disease? No one kills anyone. No one goes to jail. No casualties. No logistics, target plans, nor PWs to police up. And out here in the country, my cat defends me!

Knute
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Knute

Where I live in NE Montana is largely the same. Here, we just wait for the -40 F to freeze the zombie sheeple to death, or send them running full speed back to wherever they came from. That’s why they took over Missoula and The Kalispell-Whitefish- Colombia Falls, ‘California Triangle’. Eastern MT is too cold for the braindead citidiots. Ive seen it happen multiple times at St Marie, the old SAC base. None of the transplants ever last out a winter. They either freeze or move on. Natural News posted a good item on this just today: ” do not… Read more »

Will
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Will

@Knute,I didn’t know you were in MT. I lived in Billings from ‘62-67. Me and my buddies use to have a hell of a good time climbing up the Rimrocks to the airport almost daily. I learned fly fish and hunt while I lived there too. Damn that was a wonderful time. I want to go back bad. You’re a lucky man living there ! Take care.

Knute
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Knute

I used to live in Billings also. EMC (now MSU-Billings) was my old Alma Mater! I also had a good time on the rims. Now though, I live 250 miles NE. In the ‘official’ Middle-of-nowhere: https://mentalfloss.com/article/531981/researchers-pinpoint-geographic-location-middle-nowhere But actually, even that is inaccurate. I actually live on a ranch some miles away from the “middle-of-nowhere”. A suburb of the middle of nowhere, perhaps? 🙂 I have a herd of whitetails (and pheasants, grouse, sage hens, etc.) living a few yards from my front door. They get along with the cows just fine. They’ll go right in the pen and graze, unless… Read more »

Will
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Will

@Knute,you’ve got it made out there ! I was a kid then and went to Rimrock Elementary,then started Lewis and Clark Jr. HS before we moved back to Texas. I sure didn’t want to leave all my friends and really missed all we did. A pond down the street froze over and me and my older sister would go ice skate. All those great birds you have to eat ! Like I said you are a lucky man !

Knute
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Knute

I sure am! I love Montana. And when people ask why, because there’s no people there, I say that’s why I love it. Because the weather keeps the riff-raff out! Glasgow gets at least 110F in the summer and at least -20 below every winter. Lately, though, the 20 below only lasts a few weeks, and we get it maybe twice.a year. North on the Canada border its about ten degrees colder yet. As soon as you climb the 1000 foot hill by the old SAC base, the weather turns Canadian, eh? Hey, anyone who refers to a thousand foot… Read more »

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@Knute, That is funny. Lets hope that the “braindead citidiots” freeze to death before they can do more damage to our country or vote in the next election.

Will
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Will

@Knute,the cold weather in Montana can really get extreme for sure. Extreme cold and snow,constant snow like some people really don’t believe. I was young when we lived there but adjusted to it really quick. If the weather has the effect of running people out that don’t belong there great ! After living in MT I can deal with extreme cold/snow anyplace,anywhere,any time !

Knute
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Knute

Ain’t it the truth? If you can live through a winter in NE MT, nothing else much scares you ever again. Just feeling what 40 below feels like is enough to set most to runnin’. I drove through from SLC to Chicago some years back, and ran into a nasty snowstorm climbing the Wasatches East of Salt Lake. I tooled on through it, even though there were a load of cars in the ditches. I stopped at a full up rest area in Wyoming and on leaving I was asked if I thought it was safe to drive. I said… Read more »

Will
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Will

@Knute,I remember many,many times going out and helping my Dad chain the tires during almost blizzard like conditions. My sister thought that was hilarious,but I enjoyed the hell out of it.

Quatermain
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Quatermain

Lucid and well stated. For a short article this covers all of the bases. Kudos.