Maxwell Daily Dozen for Joint Mobility
To Be a warrior is to be self-possessed, centered, acutely aware, and empty. It is a very particular state of mind, one which focuses on the moment, free of doubts and idle speculations. "In a world where death is the hunter, my friend there is not time for regrets or doubts. There is only time for decisions".

                                                                                    - Via Uncle Jim

GREAT TRUTHS 

1. In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm and three or more is a congress. -- John Adams 

 
2. If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed. -- Mark Twain 
 
3. Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But then I repeat myself. -- Mark Twain 

 4. I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle. -- Winston Churchill 
 
5. A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul. -- George Bernard Shaw 

 6. A liberal is someone who feels a great debt to his fellow man, which debt he proposes to pay off with your money. --   G. Gordon Liddy 

 7. Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner. --   James Bovard , Civil Libertarian (1994) 
 
8. Foreign aid might be defined as a transfer of money from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries. -- Douglas Casey , Classmate of Bill Clinton at Georgetown University 
 
9. Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys. -- P.J. O'Rourke , Civil Libertarian 

10. Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else. -- Frederic Bastiat , French economist(1801-1850) 

11. Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it. -- Ronald Reagan (1986) 

12. I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts. -- Will Rogers 

13. If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it's free! -- P.J. O'Rourke 

14. In general, the art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from one party of the citizens to give to the other. -- Voltaire (1764) 

15. Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you! -- Pericles (430 B.C.) 

16. No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session. -- Mark Twain (1866) 

17. Talk is cheap...except when Congress does it. -- Anonymous 
 
18. The government is like a baby's alimentary canal, with a happy appetite at one end and no responsibility at the other. -- Ronald Reagan 
 
19. The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of the blessings. The inherent blessing of socialism is the equal sharing of misery. -- Winston Churchill 

20. The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin. -- Mark Twain 

21. The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools. -- Herbert Spencer , English Philosopher (1820-1903) 

22. There is no distinctly Native American criminal class...save Congress. -- Mark Twain 

23. What this country needs are more unemployed politicians. -- Edward Langley , Artist (1928-1995) 

24. A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have. -- Thomas Jefferson 

25. We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office. -- Aesop 

  FIVE BEST SENTENCES 

1. You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity, by legislating the wealth out of prosperity. 

2. What one person receives without working for...another person must work for without receiving. 

3. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. 

4. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it. 

5. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work, because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that is the beginning of the end of any nation!




Some FMA Drills
Strength Training For The Fighter
Rules For The Gunman From Gabe Suarez

1). Don't carry the gun to make you a man. Carry because you are in fact a man.  

2). Always carry your gun regardless of social pressures

3). If you can't physically carry a gun, always have a knife.

4). Whenever you carry a gun, also carry a knife...and some spare ammunition.

5). Carry the gun you can use best regardless of social fashion

6). Make sure you are good with that gun through continual and obsessive practice

7). Don't bluff or threaten with the gun. If you pull it, be certain you are justified and willing to use it.

8). Using it means shooting the other man or men in the chest and/or the face. Yes, it means killing.

9). If you can avoid having to shoot, it is a good thing, but do not second guess yourself once it has begun.

10). To facilitate the former, do not go to stupid places with stupid people to do stupid things at stupid times.

11). If you are involved in such activities, take a team with you....and rifles.

12). The default should be to mind your own business.

13). The only time minding your own business is superceded by getting involved is if what you see shocks the conscience of humanity and needs to be stopped.

14). The amount of violence you can justify and the number of rules you can break is directly proportionate to the level of evil displayed by your adversary.

15). Never apologize for using violence. Not only is it indicative of weakness but also of a lack of moral standing.




Training is everything. The peach was once a bitter almond; the cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education."
 - Mark Twain

Take a minute and tell your kids what it's all about. If we don't pass it on, we'll lose them to revisionists. 




Start living a warrior lifestyle
Old school knowledge, how to build a root cellar and what to stock it with

The propitious smiles of Heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right that Heaven hath ordained.

George Washington - first inaugural address
Thomas Sowell is one of the great minds of our time. Here is his take on gun control 
Some words to live by from General Mattis.
Combat Profiling

What to do When the Ammo has Gone: Dry Fire Drills
I Do Not Choose To Be A Common Man

By Dean Alfange
 
I do not choose to be a common man. It is my right to be uncommon— if I can. I seek opportunity not security. I do not wish to be a kept citizen, humbled and dulled by having the state look after me.
 
I want to take the calculated risk; to dream and to build, to fail and to succeed. I refuse to barter incentive for a dole. I prefer the challenges of life to the guaranteed existence; the thrill of fulfillment to the stale calm of utopia.
 
I will not trade freedom for beneficence nor my dignity for a handout. I will never cower before any master nor bend to any threat.
 
It is my heritage to stand erect, proud and unafraid; to think and act for myself, enjoy the benefit of my creations and to face the world boldly and say, "This I have done."



AOM - How to do more than one stinking pullup
The Original 12 Rules explained
“Cogito, ergo armatum sum.”
Here's a way to purify water for drinking that is brilliant and low tech
Part of being a warrior is self control - start with your mind
Surviving a knife wound
10 Things that get forgotten in an emergency
Uncle Jim teaching Sumkete
My Sigung teaching guntings
Preserving your night vision
You may be strong, but are you tough?
Every MAN should be able to save his own life
Me WANT!
Enola Gay from Paratus Familia has written an open letter to Uncle Sam. I really want to meet her.
Forget the usual reasons, here is why we need to trash GMO's
Five Native American medicines you can make at home
How to make an inexpensive lock pick practice kit
Mind Hacks for the gym, not just for the weight pile
Skills are what you need - here are some at Lockpicking 101
"People may doubt what you say, but they will believe what you do." 

The pros and cons of Trapping and how to make it work for you!
20 Undeniable truths about being a policeman 
                           There's a new article of the month up on my garage gym  
In the old days I carried an MP5. It was reliable, accurate and tough. Now a copy is being made in the USA with some improvements. Check it out.
"I'm not saying let's go out and kill all stupid people. I'm just saying
let's remove all warning labels, and let the problem work itself out."
                                                       - Anon

Never push a loyal person to the point where they no longer care. - Anon

Bowie Seminar in September - See my buddy Scott, good stuff to be had
Tactical or Tacticool?
From Mr. Farnam

Rights?

A relative recently said to me:

"You may think you have the right to own guns, but I have the right to walk in the park and not be shot."

My response was a searing:

"No, you don't!

"You don't have a 'right' to have nothing bad ever happen to you. No such 'right' is enumerated anywhere in the Constitution, nor would it be possible for any such 'right,' even when cynically promised by criminal politicians, to be enforced.

There is no free lunch! Our Constitution declines to guarantee outcomes. Neither this Nation, nor this planet, owes you anything. You have no 'right' to a risk-free life!

As for police, it represents enormous conceit to believe we do anything about crime, other than displace it! I feed bad about victims of crime, just like everyone else. Indeed, I also feel bad about floods, earthquakes, fires, accidents, sickness, and poor   personal decisions. But, I don't feel bad enough to forever surrender my individual freedom and liberty, on behalf of myself and my children, voluntarily entering into slavery, and donning chains, in a despicable, and meaningless, effort to prevent 'crime'

There are things far worse than 'crime!'

We all pay a price for living in a free country. You get to make your own decisions. You get to endure the consequences. Either way, 'luck' is completely indifferent. And, either way, nobody cares, nor should they.

And in the end, bacteria win anyway!

Where did you think you were, Disneyland?"

"The Constitution only gives people the right to 'pursue' happiness. You
have to catch it yourself!"

Benjamin Franklin

/John


Thinking about getting inked? Read this first. One of my best students was sidelined for TWO YEARS because of this very thing
Uncle Jim has reposted an old, but timely, article. Check it out, get some truth
This is a neat piece of kit, flint tipped shoelaces
Greetings all, earlier I wrote that it was nearing time for a crossing a the ford. There are going to be changes here. So, look through, and if there is something you want get the link while you can