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Minuteman: September 2004

The Minuteman

The Newsletter of the Patriot Movement

Editor: Irish Jaeger

September 2004

A Patriot is merely a rebel at the start. In the beginning of a change, the patriot is a scarce and brave man, hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds however, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot.
—Mark Twain


LETTER from the EDITOR:

Well folks, I present the September issue of our newsletter. We have some reports on Fortress NY in Police State, Militia info in the Feature Article, and a whole lot of other good stuff! I would like to thank thebunker for correcting the Mark Twain quote at the top of the newsletter. I guess I was missing parts of it. I hope you all enjoy this and keep the feedback coming!!! —Irish

If you would like to submit material, for use in the newsletter, email the article (’s) to either: Irishjaeger@Hotmail.com or americanbraveheart2003@yahoo.com. Make sure in the subject line it says “Patriot Newsletter”. Here are the rules for submitting material:

1. No cussing.
2. Its gotta be clean, everything must be readable by ladies and kids.
3. Nothing Illegal.

Websites that ya’ll think should be added to our website list, had better not have any pornography. Thems the rules. Also please think about ways you can get this newsletter to people on the streets, I don’t have the $$$ to try and print this newsletter, so we’re back to underground spreading, i.e., under windshield wipers in a parking lot, on a park bench or dropped in the break room at work. Just some ideas.


Police State:

Chaos Descends on New York as Hundreds of Protesters Arrested

Newsday | August 31, 2004

Comment: I’m hearing stories of provocateurs who won’t say which protest group they are affiliated with setting fire to trash cans and being protected by police. As dusk descended on the city last night, chaos erupted at Bryant Park as police clashed with protesters, while a sudden and controversial police dragnet swept up 200 peaceful marchers at Ground Zero.

Later, marchers moved to Herald Square where a third stand off with police took place, resulting in more arrests.

At Ground Zero, a peaceful march turned sour after police claimed the protesters had failed to follow rules that they march two abreast on the sidewalk near Fulton and Church streets and obey traffic lights. But many detainees told reporters they did not or they were not aware of the rules.

“They said as long as you observe the red lights, it shouldn’t be a problem,” said Bob Curley, who was arrested with his son. “Then we walked off the sidewalk and across the street and that was the end.”

The chaos at Bryant Park by at 42nd Street and Fifth Avenue began outside the public library when police reportedly pounced on two men unfurling a black-and-pink banner. Thousands of protesters immediately unfurled their own banners, chanting, “Let them go.” Police then threw a woman to the ground. The crowd surrounded the officers, chanting, “Shame” and “The Whole World is Watching.” “It was unbelievable,” Cyndy Bruce, 26, Chicago Illinois. “This is a public space. The officer said you can’t hang it but you can hold it. As soon as they held it up, the officers swarmed in. They incited this violence. Not us. This was supposed to be peaceful. What they are doing is not acceptable.”

About 600 protesters had shown up at the World Trade Center site with plans to march uptown to the site of the Republican National Convention to stage a die-in. Some of the protesters and onlookers also traded barbs along the route to the Garden. Jan Meshon, 47, a cable television marketer from the West Village, wore a t-shirt, which said “New York City welcomes miserable failures.” He argued about Bush’s record in the war with a couple from Florida.

“I agree to disagree with you,” Eleanor Schnell, of Broward County, Fla. told Meshon.

In the end, they argued for 10 minutes in front of the gates of the trade center near a cop with an automatic weapon who was watching them.

“Basically I want to talk to people and change their mind,” Meshon told a reporter.

“I want to try to stay calm. It’s not easy for me.”

“People are so set in their ways,” Schnell said later.

Anolther of the largest protests of the day took place outside the Madison Avenue offices of the Fox news channel at 4 p.m., where an estimated 600 people chanted slogans like “Hey, hey, what do you say, how many lies you tell today.” Some arrests were also made there.

“Basically Fox is just a mouthpiece for the Republicans,” said Sandi Dubowski, 33, a filmmaker from East Village. “They tow the party line.”

“Fox does a disservice to language because they use words without respect to their meaning,” Said James Traynor, 33, a sales representative from Boulder, Colo. “Fox has destroyed journalism as we know it. It’s not even journalism anymore.”

A Fox spokesperson could not be immediately reached for comment.

The late afternoon protests took a turn from what had been the scene earlier in the day, when demonstrations took on an atmosphere more like that of street theater. At the New York Hilton, people in plastic pig snouts handed out fake $100 bills they called “Hallibacon bucks,” a reference to Halliburton, the large defense contractor which had received several huge Iraq contracts. Vice President Dick Cheney is a former chairman of Halliburton, who has received several huge Iraq contracts.

But Jason Moore, a towering convention delegate from Odessa, Tex., told reporters, “Every company deserves to make a profit.”

“It’s ridiculous,” said Florida delegate Jim Stelling. “You look like a bunch of pigs.”

“You’re very uninformed,” said protester Mandeep Gill, 36, of Stanford Calif. Gill just received his doctorate in physics.

Later, at St. Marks Church on the Lower East Side, Star Hawk and Dave Solnit held a teach-in on protest tactics.

Participants role-played as police, delegates and protesters, and discussed how to deal with the media.

“It’s always good to be reminded of this stuff,” said Ben Long, 25, of Indiana, preparing for a protest at Herald Square last night. “:People these days are very sophisticated about the media. My friend and I don’t rely on mainstream media for our information.”

After a role-play involving police, Hawk noted, “:Ghandhi once said first they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they attack you, then you win.”

Finally, protesters donned hoods and cuffed their own hands at a noon protest in a park near the federal immigration offices at 26 Federal Plaza to criticize detention of illegal immigrants on terrorism grounds.

They cited the case of Farouk Abdel Muhti, 57, who was held nearly two years in federal detention and then died of a heart attack shortly after his release. A judge ruled in April that the detention violated a U.S. Supreme Court decision limiting how long certain immigrants may be held.

New York: Reports of Widespread Police Abuse Filter In

NYC Indymedia | August 31, 2004

Chaos Descends on New York as Hundreds of Protesters Arrested

10:43 PM Receiving reports that security is apparently lax at the garden. It is possible, albeit highly risky, to walk into the convention undercover.

10:41 PM Things have calmed down at Union Square

10:39 PM Cops attempted to take an individual from crowd near Union Square but crowd physically “unarrested” him. Immediately afterward 100 riot cops moved in around subway entrances. All this near US on University and 14th.

10:18 PM An IMC reporter says he sees a white police armored humvee vehicle that he suspects may be an acoustical weapon at Union Square. A dispersal order has been given. Cops at the north end of the square have nets, telling people they must go south to leave.

10:14 PM At 33rd and 5th, 33rd and Broadway people are heckling delegates and cops are letting them do it.

09:57 PM We have confirmation that 11 IMC reporters have been arrested.

09:54 PM CORRECTION: MSNBC reported 800 arrests total during the RNC, 270 tonight. But they’re wrong. Way more than that tonight.

09:49 PM Shannon from IL. IMC has been arrested. Cops have reportedly been telling IMC reporters to “f**k off.”

09:43 PM MSNBC reports more than 800 people have been arrested tonight.

09:32 PM At least 4 vans full of arrestees have pulled away from 28th and Madison. Allegedly holding 7-8 people.

09:26 PM An NLG person reports that 75-100 people are being arrested at 35th and 5th. A police van is being brought in.

09:21 PM On the north side of west 35th street and 6th avenue reports of 50 violent arrests—people being thrown to the ground and against walls.

09:16 PM Receiving reports of numerous fires on Park Ave south. It is possible they were set by provocateurs.

09:03 PM Charles from Rochester IMC was arrested along with three other videographers at 33rd and 9th; several other videographers were reportedly picked up by police.

09:02 PM At 36th between Park and 6th Ave, violent arrests are occuring. Police gave a dispersal order. 200 people cannot leave because they are surrounded.

09:01 PM Trash fires are being reported on Park and Madison.

07:35 PM Reportedly people are being beaten while handcuffed both at 16th street and at Harold Square.

07:32 PM Indymedia reporter being denied exit from pen at 16th and Irving, while “legit” media is being allowed to leave. Cop said “that’s not media.” Reportedly everyone on 16th will be arrested.

07:28 PM People are breaking through the nets at 34th and Broadway. 5 people have tied themselves to the barricades. Reportedly police are even being “very aggressive” with corporate media in this area.

06:51 PM At 42nd and 6th people are sitting down in the middle of the street to protest the mass arrests. They are being arrested one by one. Police are reportedly trying to arrest medics to prevent them from providing care to protesters.

06:41 PM Protesters leaving Union Sq. are heading north on 8th Avenue approaching 28th. Cops have constructed wire cages in the street, riot cops approaching behind them, undercovers following behind them on scooters.

06:38 PM There are currently 400 people at Herald Square, where Republicans are speaking – giving interviews to networks. Riot cops are amassing.

06:30 PM Marches are converging around Herald Square at 34th and 6th, heading towards the Garden. There are reports of police violence there. Multiple busses of riot police are around 32nd/34th and 6th. Several police reportedly are not wearing badge numbers. Mass arrests are now occuring in Harold Square.

06:26 PM At the NY Public Library, an older woman was hit in the face by an undercover cop, shocking those who witnessed the incident. Cops would not arrest the man despite the attempts of the woman who was struck.

06:20 PM Protesters from the library are at 42nd and 6th. 40 cops on scooters ran after protesters with nets. Apx. 50 have been entrapped with nets. Police attacked protesters within the nets. Reports of a cop using a bike to hit someone. Several hundred are in the surrounding area.


Feature Article:

What a Beginning Militia Unit Should Know

Part 1 – The Basics

by thebunker
and
a side note by Jeff Missal

You’ve started a militia unit. You have members you know & trust. But you’re not so sure on how to operate. I’ve had a lot of folks ask me that question lately. I thought this subject would make a good discussion topic.

What a beginning militia unit should know and do.

Establish a chain of command. Elect a leader that’s qualified. It should be the most knowledgeable member of your unit. Someone who can make decisions. Have regular meetings once a month.

Get your members Weapons Qualified. Learn how to use your weapons and properly maintain them. Cross train in as many different weapons as possible. Go to the shooting range as often as you can. Become proficient with your weapons. Your life will depend on it.

Establish a training program—recon, sniper, intelligence gathering, sabotage, transportation interdiction, guerilla warfare, etc. Develop specialized teams such as a two-man sniper team (Spotter/Shooter), demolitions (for more advanced units), etc. Learn as much as possible about the tactics you plan on using.

Develop a plan of action. Set up a communications system, rally points, etc. & a procedure for when the SHTF. Have a cache of hidden ammo & supplies.

Figure out a combat load. Put together a “Bug Out Bag”.

Establish a regular training schedule. Train together once a month if possible. Try to get all members to attend. Regular monthly training can keep a unit together and alive. The “:Big Boys” train on a daily basis, so a militia member must train as often as possible. After all, it will be the “Big Boys” that we will be up against. Plan ahead on subjects to be covered.

GET OUT IN THE FIELD.

Take the Training Seriously. It may save your life.

Have a couple of training areas. If you don’t have access to land, use public hunting areas, state & county forests, etc. If you don’t have land for your FTX’s, go down to the County Clerk’s office and look up the “:Forest Crop Law” lands. These lands can be accessed without permission. The more remote the location, the better.

DEVELOP YOUR FIRE TEAM & GET OPERATIONAL

Q. What other basic information can anyone add here that a beginning Militia Unit should know & can use?

 
Side note by Jeff Missal:

I can add two things.

First, don’t get caught up in “politicizing” to see who is in charge. This is a danger for all Militia and many Units (and discussion boards for that matter) fall apart as a result. It was explained once to me as:

Say you have six men, each man has his own training and experience that makes him better at one to three things than the other 5 men. Learning to recognize who knows what is vital! Once that is learned, when the group must conduct a task, they put the man in charge, who has the most expertise in that specific area. For example, one man is a mechanic, another is a carpenter. If you wanted to build a house, would you put the mechanic in charge? No, you would place the carpenter in command. Conversely, if you wanted to rebuild an engine, you would put the mechanic in charge, not the carpenter. The same can be utilized in the Militia Unit.

The point is that you don’t necessarily need an XO, just a few guys who work well together. Having said that, an XO who is capable of keeping the Unit on task and moral high is definitely valuable.

Second, the size of the unit—what matters it is how it’s used! Don’t worry so much about having a full patrol. A unit of well trained and equipped of 3-4 can be more successful than a large, poorly trained unit of 15. People will also come and go; it is the people who stick around through thick and thin who will report when the SHTF. The others will still be sitting in their living rooms with their gear trying to decide if they should go or not.

—Jeff Missal


Recipe of the Month:

Mr. McGregor’s Bunny Sausage

Contributed by MrsDragonfly.

6 pounds rabbit meat
2 small onions
2 level table spoons salt
2 level teaspoons pepper
½ cup ground cracker or bread crumbs
3/4 cup milk
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1 bay leaf
½ teaspoon ground sage
1 or 2 eggs well beaten

Mix well together and mould into small cakes. Fry until well cooked and nicely browned.


Survival/Self-Reliance:

Ten Medicinal Herbs You Should Know

by Debra Nuzzi, MH

From The American Survival Guide, July 1991

Debra Nuzzi holds Master Herbalist degrees from Dominion Herbal College and the School of Natural Healing. She has been a student of herbal medicine for 22 years and has taught herbology since 1984. She is the author of the herbal video series, Herbal Preparations and Natural Therapies—Creating and Using a Home Herbal Medicine Chest. She is president of Nature’s Apothecary Inc, a fresh plant herbal extract company, and Essential Aroma Therapy, which manufactures aroma therapy inhalers. Both are in Boulder, Colorado. —Ed.)

ONE hundred years ago, the kitchen garden was also the medicine garden, and plants which produced medicinal benefit were part of the working knowledge of the common people. Those plants which were difficult to cultivate were sought in the surrounding fields and meadows, then preserved and added to the harvest storehouse to soothe and heal the illnesses of winter.

With the advent of the chemically synthesized drugs, the home pharmacy has all but disappeared, and with it the knowledge of simple herbal remedies for common ailments. This knowledge is now resurfacing: researched and regenerated by people who want to take an active and independent role in their own health care.

A very necessary part of this renaissance is self-education. Starting is easy. Just familiarize yourself with a few key herbs and begin to use them in your daily life. As you see how effective they are it will spark your desire to learn more, and you’re on your way!

Following is a list of ten commonly available herbs and simple ways to use them in personal health maintenance. These herbs are easily available and provide a wide range of benefits with a minimum amount of effort.

Aloe Leaf (Aloe Vera) – This plant has hundreds of uses, the most popular being its ability to alleviate the pain of burns and to speed their healing. It is very easily cultivated as a house plant, and should be in every kitchen. It is the best remedy for sunburn, often preventing later peeling. Immediately immerse the burn in cold water or apply ice until the heat subsides, then generously apply the aloe. It is best to trim the prickly sides off the succulent leaf, then split the leaf in half and gently rub the exposed gel onto the affected area. Aloe may also be applied to any cut or skin abrasion, and onto skin eruptions, remarkably speeding healing. To relieve the pain and itching of hemorrhoids, carve out a suppository sized chunk of the inner leaf gel and insert into the rectum.

Burdock Root (Arcticum lappa) – Well know as a blood detoxification agent and eaten as a vegetable known as Gobo in oriental cuisine, Burdock root is available throughout the U.S. It is used for skin eruptions and dry scaly skin conditions. Burdock is also used as a digestive stimulant and to lower blood sugar. Its seed is used as a diuretic and kidney tonic. The root is now found in supermarkets and can be cooked as a vegetable or made into a decoction. Fresh plant fluid extracts of the root and seed are also available in health food stores.

Comfrey Leaf/Root (Symphytum officinalis) – Comfrey should be grown as a house plant in every home. Like Aloe, it is a natural herbal bandaid, useful for cuts, scrapes and burns. It is styptic, which means that it will stop bleeding. Commonly known as “knit-bone,” it stimulates tissue regeneration. Used externally as a poultice, it helps heal bone fractures and deep wounds. Recovery rate is accelerated with use of this fresh plant poultice on muscle, tendon and ligamentous injuries. Thoroughly cleanse the wound with an antiseptic first, because Comfrey is so quick to regenerate the tissue that it will seal over the wound with the bacteria still inside.

Dandelion Root (Taraxacum officinalis) – Dandelion is naturally high in potassium, making it a safe diuretic, increasing the ability to eliminate waste products through the urinary channels. It helps restore kidney function and relieves liver and spleen congestion. It is extremely beneficial as a spring tonic which stimulates sluggish liver function. The root should be made into a strong decoction, which means that it should be cut into small pieces and simmered in a glass or enamel vessel for at least 10 minutes before straining and drinking. The fresh plant fluid extract can also be used. Set 20-30 drops into a cup of hot water and drink as a tea.

Echinacea Root (Echinacea angustifolia) – A powerful immune stimulant, Echinacea has become increasingly popular in recent years. Its antiseptic and anti-viral properties are used for sore throats, flu, colds, infections and allergies. It also has tumor inhibiting properties. The most potent form is a fresh plant fluid extract, however, medicinal benefit can also be derived by mixing a decoction, as explained under Dandelion.

Garlic Bulb (Allium sativum) – Best known for its antibiotic effect, garlic bulbs or the milder garlic greens can be eaten raw at the onset of a cold or flu. A small piece of bread may be necessary to make the spicyness more palatable. You can grow garlic greens by planting the bulbs in a 4-inch-deep pot, and trimming them to use in salads or stir fry dishes. Garlic oil is effectively used for ear infections. It is easily made by finely chopping enough fresh organic garlic bulbs to fill a jelly jar, and covering them with organic olive oil. Cover the jar with cheesecloth held on with a rubber band. Let the mixture sit in a warm room for a week or a sunny window for several hours (if you need it right away). Strain the oil and store it in an amber glass jar. The warmed oil is then placed in the ear and plugged with a cotton ball. Leave in overnight and treat nightly until the infection is gone. This therapy is not to be used in cases of eardrum perforation. A wonderful garlic cough syrup can be made by simmering freshly chopped garlic in apple cider vinegar for ten minutes. Strain the resulting liquid, add honey and simmer down until the mixture is thick and syrupy. The vinegar neutralizes the garlic taste, making it much more tolerable, yet preserving the antibiotic effect.

Ginger Root (Zinziber officiale) – Ginger has a carminative effect, which means that it will help relieve digestive problems which result in gas formation. It is also a diaphoretic, used both as a tea and added to a soaking bath to stimulate sweating and reduce fevers. In cases of abdominal menstrual cramping, a ginger fomentation can be made. A fomentation is prepared by slicing 1-3 large roots into a half gallon of water and simmering in a covered pan for at least 30 minutes. A cotton cloth is then dipped in the mixture, wrung out (wear rubber gloves, it’s hot!) and applied to the abdomen as hot as can be withstood. Two folded bath towels are placed on top to help maintain the heat of the fomentation as the therapy progresses. Internally, 1/4 teaspoon of ginger or one dropperful of the fluid extract can be added to 1 cup of warm water to alleviate nausea/morning sickness/motion sickness and to aid digestion.

Kelp (Nereocystis leutkeana) – The kelp family, which includes kombu, wakame, arame and hijiki, is known for its ability to combat the effects of radiation in the body. Radioactive strontium-90, one of the more prevalent sources of radiation, is stored in our bones, and contributes to long term diseases such as leukemia, bone cancer, Hodgkins disease, anemia, and decreased production of red and white blood cells. The sodium alginate found in the kelp family binds with the radioactive isotope in the gastrointestinal tract and forms an insoluble gel-like salt called strontium alginate, which is safely excreted in the feces. (For more information on radiation detoxification, see Fighting Radiation with Foods, Herbs and Vitamins, by Steven Schechter, ND. Kelp is recommended as a daily addition to the diet.)

St. John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum) – The extract and oil are used externally for bruises, strains, sprains, contusions and wounds. The extract is used internally as an immune system stimulant, for retro-viral infections, as an expectorant and antibacterial. It speeds the healing of wounds and burns and aids the regeneration of damaged nerve tissue. It is used as an anti-depressant and to treat bed wetting and children’s nightmares. It is also known as Klamath weed, a common pasture plant, and is found throughout the U.S.

Valerian Root (Valeriana officinalis) – Valerian is classed as a nervine and sedative with mild pain relieving properties, which makes it a good candidate for stress, anxiety and restless insomnia. It has also been used for intestinal colic, menstrual cramps, migraine headache, and rheumatic pain. Although it smells like well used socks, the extract and tea are both recommended.

It is vitally important to properly identify the plant you are harvesting before you use it. Forest Service visitor centers carry plant identification books for their region, and the Petersen Field Guide series plus a range of medicinal plant hand books are also sources of botanical identification. Most of these books can be found in local bookstores. It is wise to take classes or go with an experienced guide when you are in the early learning stages. Herbs are precious natural resources, and should be ecologically harvested. The following guidelines for harvesting help insure herb potency and purity and help preserve the species for further enjoyment.

Medicinal herbs should be:

1) Gathered in the proper season. General rules are: Barks in the spring; leaves before the plant flowers; flowers on the first day of opening; roots are best in the fall (although they are sometimes harvested in spring, previous to aerial plant development).

2) Gathered in wild habitats where the plants naturally grow or should be organically grown according to certification standards established by the state in which they were harvested.

3) Harvested in an area free of chemical/industrial pollution of air, water and soil.

4) Gathered at least 1/4 mile from any traveled roads, and at least 10 miles from any waste disposal or toxic dumping areas.

5) Protected from over-harvesting by leaving at least 3/4 of the stand intact for reproduction and continuance of the species. If roots are dug, root crowns and seeds must be replanted to perpetuate the growth and proliferation of the plant.


Joke of the Month:

Allegedly the German air controllers at Frankfurt Airport are renowned as a short-tempered lot. They, it is alleged, not only expect one to know one’s gate parking location, but how to get there without any assistance from them. So it was with some amusement that we (a Pan Am 747) listened to the following exchange between Frankfurt ground control and a British Airways 747, call sign Speedbird 206. Speedbird 206: “Frankfurt, Speedbird 206 clear of active runway.” Ground: “Speedbird 206. Taxi to gate Alpha One-Seven.” The BA 747 pulled onto the main taxiway and slowed to a stop. Ground: “Speedbird, do you not know where you are going?” Speedbird 206: “Stand by, Ground, I’m looking up our gate location now.” Ground (with quite arrogant impatience): “Speedbird 206, have you not been to Frankfurt before?” Speedbird 206 (coolly): “Yes, twice in 1944, but it was dark,...... and I didn’t land.”


Planning:

Logistics
Part 5

by airforce

Sgt. C.R. Fear couldn’t wait to open his latest EBAY purchase—a genuine plastic-handled, tri-fold, GI-issue, entrenching tool.

“Oh, this is cool!” said C.R., admiring his new toy. “I can’t wait to try it out!”

C.R. Fear knew (from a 30-year-old Army field manual) that an average soldier should dig a fighting hole one meter wide and one meter deep in about 45 minutes. “This shouldn’t be any problem!” he told his wife as he ran out to the back yard. He found a shady spot under his old maple tree and went to work.

Forty-five minutes later, he had a hole one meter wide, and about nine inches deep. C.R. wiped the sweat from his brow and finished off the water in his canteen. “This is a little more complicated than I thought,” he said to himself.

Two hours later, his shiny new E-tool was beginning to lose its luster. His fighting hole was now 15 inches deep, and the hardpan was proving to be all but impervious to his chopping. “You are going to fill that back in after you’re done, aren’t you?” his wife called from the kitchen window.

C.R. finished his third canteen, and picked up his plastic shovel again. “This will not, get the best of me!” he said with determination.

An hour later, his E-tool hit something hard. Scraping the dirt away, he realized what it was—a root from his maple tree.

“Aaaaaugh!” wailed C.R. Fear as he threw his E-tool across his yard in frustration. “Forty-five minutes to dig a foxhole?! That’s impossible!!!”

*  *  *

No, it’s not impossible. Even an Air Force guy like me can do it. I’ve never done it with one of those Mickey Mouse plastic E-tools though, and I have only done it with the older wooden-handled ones under conditions that were almost ideal. Which brings us to the subject of this logistics installment—having the right tools for the job.

It goes without saying that war is labor intensive; that is something that will never change. The proper tools, however, can allow you to do more work in less time. Think of tools as being a force multiplier.

What tools will you need? That really depends on the mission of your particular unit. Here is a partial list of common tools a militia squad may well need:

Shovels, picks—placing or retrieving caches; digging shelter and fortifications

Winch, come-along, rope hoist, pry bar—construction of clearing of obstacles; rescue and recovery work; construction of shelter and fortifications

Axe, chain saw—fuel; construction of shelter and fortifications

Electric generator—operation of comm. equipment; re-charging batteries; operation of tools for a variety of uses

Air compressor—operation of tools for a variety of uses

Hammers, wood saws, hacksaws—construction of shelter and fortifications

Work gloves, steel-toe boots, safety glasses, protective headgear, respirators—variety of uses

Chances are, you and your team probably already have some or most of these tools. Unfortunately, having a pick and shovel in your tool shed won’t help if you’re trying to dig up a cache of ammo thirty miles away. Just as obviously—unless you followed Gunkid’s advice and picked up a tactical wheelbarrow—you’re not going to be carrying all this stuff around with you.

Clearly, some thought and planning is necessary to determining what equipment you will need, and how you will get it to where you need it. Here are a few things to consider:

1. What is your area of operations? If you only plan on defending your home or neighborhood, keeping your tools in the garage is fine. If not, can you find somewhere closer to your AO to store the equipment?

2. What is your mission? What work do you envision doing to accomplish this mission?

3. What tools would help you in this work?

4. What tools do you and your unit already have?

5. Can any of these tools be kept in a centralized location?

6. What tools do you not have available, but need? Can your unit set up a fund to purchase these tools for organizational use?

7. How will you get this equipment to where you need it, when you need it?

*  *  *

Division of Labor

Snap quiz: Which is better—to have each of your 16-man squad prepare his own supper, taking about a half hour each, or to have one cook take about two hours to prepare everyone’s meal?

Having each man prepare his own meal takes about 8 man-hours of labor; having a cook do it takes only 2. That frees up another 6 man-hours of work for improving camouflage and fortifications, or conducting training, or...

Time is precious; once it is gone, you can’t get it back. As a leader, you should always look for ways to save time and labor—you will never have enough of either.

Onward and upward,
airforce


The Quote:

This country was founded by religious nuts with guns.

—P.J. O’Rourke


Miscellany:

Civil Disobedience
Part 1

by Henry David Thoreau

I heartily accept the motto, “That government is best which governs least”; and I should like to see it acted up to more rapidly and systematically. Carried out, it finally amounts to this, which also I believe—“That government is best which governs not at all”; and when men are prepared for it, that will be the kind of government which the will have. Government is at best but an expedient; but most governments are usually, and all governments are sometimes, inexpedient. The objections which have been brought against a standing army, and they are many and weighty, and deserve to prevail, may also at last be brought against a standing government. The standing army is only an arm of the standing government. The government itself, which is only the mode which the people have chosen to execute their will, is equally liable to be abused and perverted before the people can act through it. Witness the present Mexican war, the work of comparatively a few individuals using the standing government as their tool; for in the outset, the people would not have consented to this measure.

This American government—what is it but a tradition, though a recent one, endeavoring to transmit itself unimpaired to posterity, but each instant losing some of its integrity? It has not the vitality and force of a single living man; for a single man can bend it to his will. It is a sort of wooden gun to the people themselves. But it is not the less necessary for this; for the people must have some complicated machinery or other, and hear its din, to satisfy that idea of government which they have. Governments show thus how successfully men can be imposed upon, even impose on themselves, for their own advantage. It is excellent, we must all allow. Yet this government never of itself furthered any enterprise, but by the alacrity with which it got out of its way. It does not keep the country free. It does not settle the West. It does not educate. The character inherent in the American people has done all that has been accomplished; and it would have done somewhat more, if the government had not sometimes got in its way. For government is an expedient, by which men would fain succeed in letting one another alone; and, as has been said, when it is most expedient, the governed are most let alone by it. Trade and commerce, if they were not made of india-rubber, would never manage to bounce over obstacles which legislators are continually putting in their way; and if one were to judge these men wholly by the effects of their actions and not partly by their intentions, they would deserve to be classed and punished with those mischievious persons who put obstructions on the railroads.

But, to speak practically and as a citizen, unlike those who call themselves no-government men, I ask for, not at one no government, but at once a better government. Let every man make known what kind of government would command his respect, and that will be one step toward obtaining it.

After all, the practical reason why, when the power is once in the hands of the people, a majority are permitted, and for a long period continue, to rule is not because they are most likely to be in the right, nor because this seems fairest to the minority, but because they are physically the strongest. But a government in which the majority rule in all cases can not be based on justice, even as far as men understand it. Can there not be a government in which the majorities do not virtually decide right and wrong, but conscience?—in which majorities decide only those questions to which the rule of expediency is applicable? Must the citizen ever for a moment, or in the least degree, resign his conscience to the legislator? Why has every man a conscience then? I think that we should be men first, and subjects afterward. It is not desirable to cultivate a respect for the law, so much as for the right. The only obligation which I have a right to assume is to do at any time what I think right. It is truly enough said that a corporation has no conscience; but a corporation on conscientious men is a corporation with a conscience. Law never made men a whit more just; and, by means of their respect for it, even the well-disposed are daily made the agents on injustice. A common and natural result of an undue respect for the law is, that you may see a file of soldiers, colonel, captain, corporal, privates, powder-monkeys, and all, marching in admirable order over hill and dale to the wars, against their wills, ay, against their common sense and consciences, which makes it very steep marching indeed, and produces a palpitation of the heart. They have no doubt that it is a damnable business in which they are concerned; they are all peaceably inclined. Now, what are they? Men at all? or small movable forts and magazines, at the service of some unscrupulous man in power? Visit the Navy Yard, and behold a marine, such a man as an American government can make, or such as it can make a man with its black arts—a mere shadow and reminiscence of humanity, a man laid out alive and standing, and already, as one may say, buried under arms with funeral accompaniment, though it may be, “Not a drum was heard, not a funeral note, As his corse to the rampart we hurried; Not a soldier discharged his farewell shot O’er the grave where out hero was buried.”

The mass of men serve the state thus, not as men mainly, but as machines, with their bodies. They are the standing army, and the militia, jailers, constables, posse comitatus, etc. In most cases there is no free exercise whatever of the judgement or of the moral sense; but they put themselves on a level with wood and earth and stones; and wooden men can perhaps be manufactured that will serve the purpose as well. Such command no more respect than men of straw or a lump of dirt. They have the same sort of worth only as horses and dogs. Yet such as these even are commonly esteemed good citizens. Others—as most legislators, politicians, lawyers, ministers, and office-holders—serve the state chiefly with their heads; and, as the rarely make any moral distinctions, they are as likely to serve the devil, without intending it, as God. A very few—as heroes, patriots, martyrs, reformers in the great sense, and men—serve the state with their consciences also, and so necessarily resist it for the most part; and they are commonly treated as enemies by it. A wise man will only be useful as a man, and will not submit to be “clay,” and “stop a hole to keep the wind away,” but leave that office to his dust at least:

“I am too high born to be propertied, to be a second at control, or useful serving-man and instrument to any sovereign state throughout the world.”

He who gives himself entirely to his fellow men appears to them useless and selfish; but he who gives himself partially to them in pronounced a benefactor and philanthropist.

How does it become a man to behave toward the American government today? I answer, that he cannot without disgrace be associated with it. I cannot for an instant recognize that political organization as my government which is the slave’s government also.

All men recognize the right of revolution; that is, the right to refuse allegiance to, and to resist, the government, when its tyranny or its inefficiency are great and unendurable. But almost all say that such is not the case now. But such was the case, they think, in the Revolution of ‘75. If one were to tell me that this was a bad government because it taxed certain foreign commodities brought to its ports, it is most probable that I should not make an ado about it, for I can do without them. All machines have their friction; and possibly this does enough good to counter-balance the evil. At any rate, it is a great evil to make a stir about it. But when the friction comes to have its machine, and oppression and robbery are organized, I say, let us not have such a machine any longer. In other words, when a sixth of the population of a nation which has undertaken to be the refuge of liberty are slaves, and a whole country is unjustly overrun and conquered by a foreign army, and subjected to military law, I think that it is not too soon for honest men to rebel and revolutionize. What makes this duty the more urgent is that fact that the country so overrun is not our own, but ours is the invading army. Paley, a common authority with many on moral questions, in his chapter on the “Duty of Submission to Civil Government,” resolves all civil obligation into expediency; and he proceeds to say that “so long as the interest of the whole society requires it, that it, so long as the established government cannot be resisted or changed without public inconveniencey, it is the will of God. . .that the established government be obeyed—and no longer. This principle being admitted, the justice of every particular case of resistance is reduced to a computation of the quantity of the danger and grievance on the one side, and of the probability and expense of redressing it on the other.” Of this, he says, every man shall judge for himself. But Paley appears never to have contemplated those cases to which the rule of expediency does not apply, in which a people, as well and an individual, must do justice, cost what it may. If I have unjustly wrested a plank from a drowning man, I must restore it to him though I drown myself. This, according to Paley, would be inconvenient. But he that would save his life, in such a case, shall lose it. This people must cease to hold slaves, and to make war on Mexico, though it cost them their existence as a people.

In their practice, nations agree with Paley; but does anyone think that Massachusetts does exactly what is right at the present crisis?

“A drab of stat, a cloth-o’-silver slut, to have her train borne up, and her soul trail in the dirt.”

Practically speaking, the opponents to a reform in Massachusetts are not a hundred thousand politicians at the South, but a hundred thousand merchants and farmers here, who are more interested in commerce and agriculture than they are in humanity, and are not prepared to do justice to the slave and to Mexico, cost what it may. I quarrel not with far-off foes, but with those who, neat at home, co-operate with, and do the bidding of, those far away, and without whom the latter would be harmless. We are accustomed to say, that the mass of men are unprepared; but improvement is slow, because the few are not as materially wiser or better than the many. It is not so important that many should be good as you, as that there be some absolute goodness somewhere; for that will leaven the whole lump. There are thousands who are in opinion opposed to slavery and to the war, who yet in effect do nothing to put an end to them; who, esteeming themselves children of Washington and Franklin, sit down with their hands in their pockets, and say that they know not what to do, and do nothing; who even postpone the question of freedom to the question of free trade, and quietly read the prices-current along with the latest advices from Mexico, after dinner, and, it may be, fall asleep over them both. What is the price-current of an honest man and patriot today? They hesitate, and they regret, and sometimes they petition; but they do nothing in earnest and with effect. They will wait, well disposed, for other to remedy the evil, that they may no longer have it to regret. At most, they give up only a cheap vote, and a feeble countenance and Godspeed, to the right, as it goes by them. There are nine hundred and ninety-nine patrons of virtue to one virtuous man. But it is easier to deal with the real possessor of a thing than with the temporary guardian of it. All voting is a sort of gaming, like checkers or backgammon, with a slight moral tinge to it, a playing with right and wrong, with moral questions; and betting naturally accompanies it. The character of the voters is not staked. I cast my vote, perchance, as I think right; but I am not vitally concerned that that right should prevail. I am willing to leave it to the majority. Its obligation, therefore, never exceeds that of expediency. Even voting for the right is doing nothing for it. It is only expressing to men feebly your desire that it should prevail. A wise man will not leave the right to the mercy of chance, nor wish it to prevail through the power of the majority. There is but little virtue in the action of masses of men. When the majority shall at length vote for the abolition of slavery, it will be because they are indifferent to slavery, or because there is but little slavery left to be abolished by their vote. They will then be the only slaves. Only his vote can hasten the abolition of slavery who asserts his own freedom by his vote.

I hear of a convention to be held at Baltimore, or elsewhere, for the selection of a candidate for the Presidency, made up chiefly of editors, and men who are politicians by profession; but I think, what is it to any independent, intelligent, and respectable man what decision they may come to? Shall we not have the advantage of this wisdom and honesty, nevertheless? Can we not count upon some independent votes? Are there not many individuals in the country who do not attend conventions? But no: I find that the respectable man, so called, has immediately drifted from his position, and despairs of his country, when his country has more reasons to despair of him. He forthwith adopts one of the candidates thus selected as the only available one, thus proving that he is himself available for any purposes of the demagogue. His vote is of no more worth than that of any unprincipled foreigner or hireling native, who may have been bought. O for a man who is a man, and, and my neighbor says, has a bone is his back which you cannot pass your hand through! Our statistics are at fault: the population has been returned too large. How many men are there to a square thousand miles in the country? Hardly one. Does not America offer any inducement for men to settle here? The American has dwindled into an Odd Fellow—one who may be known by the development of his organ of gregariousness, and a manifest lack of intellect and cheerful self-reliance; whose first and chief concern, on coming into the world, is to see that the almshouses are in good repair; and, before yet he has lawfully donned the virile garb, to collect a fund to the support of the widows and orphans that may be; who, in short, ventures to live only by the aid of the Mutual Insurance company, which has promised to bury him decently.


Good/Cool Websites:

Web Boards:

Assaultweb Bulletin Board
A Well Regulated Militia
Liberty Quest and Freedom Board
Texas Minutemen
The Southern Alliance
Frugal Squirrel’s Survival Forum
The Claire Wolf Board

Militia and Patriot Sites:
Patriot War College
Michigan Militia
Ranch Rescue
Virginia Citizen’s Militia
KISSATA
Southern National Congress
Total Resistance

Survival Sites:
Survivalism Online Reference Library
Survival Textfiles
Nuclear Survival Skills

Gun Sites:
Surplusrifle.com
HK USA Branch

History Sites worth looking at for a Patriot:
WW2 British Resistance
WW2 Battles of the Winter War
WW2 Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
CIA Guerilla Manual
Irish Republican Army info
Mini-manual of the Urban Guerrilla

Modern Military Websites with info for the cause:
Israeli Special Forces
U.S. Special Operations

Right to Extreme Right Talk show:
Michael Savage, The Savage Nation
Alex Jones infowars

News Service:
LRP World News
Drudge Report
Infolords.com

Useful Site for Patriots:
Irishjaeger@Hotmail.com or americanbraveheart2003@yahoo.com. Make sure in the subject line it says “Patriot Newsletter”. Here are the rules for submitting material:

1. No cussing.
2. Its gotta be clean, everything must be readable by ladies and kids.
3. Nothing Illegal.

Websites that ya’ll think should be added to our website list, had better not have any pornography. Thems the rules. Also please think about ways you can get this newsletter to people on the streets, I don’t have the $$$ to try and print this newsletter, so we’re back to underground spreading, i.e., under windshield wipers in a parking lot, on a park bench or dropped in the break room at work. Just some ideas.


Police State:

Chaos Descends on New York as Hundreds of Protesters Arrested

Newsday | August 31, 2004

Comment: I’m hearing stories of provocateurs who won’t say which protest group they are affiliated with setting fire to trash cans and being protected by police. As dusk descended on the city last night, chaos erupted at Bryant Park as police clashed with protesters, while a sudden and controversial police dragnet swept up 200 peaceful marchers at Ground Zero.

Later, marchers moved to Herald Square where a third stand off with police took place, resulting in more arrests.

At Ground Zero, a peaceful march turned sour after police claimed the protesters had failed to follow rules that they march two abreast on the sidewalk near Fulton and Church streets and obey traffic lights. But many detainees told reporters they did not or they were not aware of the rules.

“They said as long as you observe the red lights, it shouldn’t be a problem,” said Bob Curley, who was arrested with his son. “Then we walked off the sidewalk and across the street and that was the end.”

The chaos at Bryant Park by at 42nd Street and Fifth Avenue began outside the public library when police reportedly pounced on two men unfurling a black-and-pink banner. Thousands of protesters immediately unfurled their own banners, chanting, “Let them go.” Police then threw a woman to the ground. The crowd surrounded the officers, chanting, “Shame” and “The Whole World is Watching.” “It was unbelievable,” Cyndy Bruce, 26, Chicago Illinois. “This is a public space. The officer said you can’t hang it but you can hold it. As soon as they held it up, the officers swarmed in. They incited this violence. Not us. This was supposed to be peaceful. What they are doing is not acceptable.”

About 600 protesters had shown up at the World Trade Center site with plans to march uptown to the site of the Republican National Convention to stage a die-in. Some of the protesters and onlookers also traded barbs along the route to the Garden. Jan Meshon, 47, a cable television marketer from the West Village, wore a t-shirt, which said “New York City welcomes miserable failures.” He argued about Bush’s record in the war with a couple from Florida.

“I agree to disagree with you,” Eleanor Schnell, of Broward County, Fla. told Meshon.

In the end, they argued for 10 minutes in front of the gates of the trade center near a cop with an automatic weapon who was watching them.

“Basically I want to talk to people and change their mind,” Meshon told a reporter.

“I want to try to stay calm. It’s not easy for me.”

“People are so set in their ways,” Schnell said later.

Anolther of the largest protests of the day took place outside the Madison Avenue offices of the Fox news channel at 4 p.m., where an estimated 600 people chanted slogans like “Hey, hey, what do you say, how many lies you tell today.” Some arrests were also made there.

“Basically Fox is just a mouthpiece for the Republicans,” said Sandi Dubowski, 33, a filmmaker from East Village. “They tow the party line.”

“Fox does a disservice to language because they use words without respect to their meaning,” Said James Traynor, 33, a sales representative from Boulder, Colo. “Fox has destroyed journalism as we know it. It’s not even journalism anymore.”

A Fox spokesperson could not be immediately reached for comment.

The late afternoon protests took a turn from what had been the scene earlier in the day, when demonstrations took on an atmosphere more like that of street theater. At the New York Hilton, people in plastic pig snouts handed out fake $100 bills they called “Hallibacon bucks,” a reference to Halliburton, the large defense contractor which had received several huge Iraq contracts. Vice President Dick Cheney is a former chairman of Halliburton, who has received several huge Iraq contracts.

But Jason Moore, a towering convention delegate from Odessa, Tex., told reporters, “Every company deserves to make a profit.”

“It’s ridiculous,” said Florida delegate Jim Stelling. “You look like a bunch of pigs.”

“You’re very uninformed,” said protester Mandeep Gill, 36, of Stanford Calif. Gill just received his doctorate in physics.

Later, at St. Marks Church on the Lower East Side, Star Hawk and Dave Solnit held a teach-in on protest tactics.

Participants role-played as police, delegates and protesters, and discussed how to deal with the media.

“It’s always good to be reminded of this stuff,” said Ben Long, 25, of Indiana, preparing for a protest at Herald Square last night. “:People these days are very sophisticated about the media. My friend and I don’t rely on mainstream media for our information.”

After a role-play involving police, Hawk noted, “:Ghandhi once said first they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they attack you, then you win.”

Finally, protesters donned hoods and cuffed their own hands at a noon protest in a park near the federal immigration offices at 26 Federal Plaza to criticize detention of illegal immigrants on terrorism grounds.

They cited the case of Farouk Abdel Muhti, 57, who was held nearly two years in federal detention and then died of a heart attack shortly after his release. A judge ruled in April that the detention violated a U.S. Supreme Court decision limiting how long certain immigrants may be held.

New York: Reports of Widespread Police Abuse Filter In

NYC Indymedia | August 31, 2004

Chaos Descends on New York as Hundreds of Protesters Arrested

10:43 PM Receiving reports that security is apparently lax at the garden. It is possible, albeit highly risky, to walk into the convention undercover.

10:41 PM Things have calmed down at Union Square

10:39 PM Cops attempted to take an individual from crowd near Union Square but crowd physically “unarrested” him. Immediately afterward 100 riot cops moved in around subway entrances. All this near US on University and 14th.

10:18 PM An IMC reporter says he sees a white police armored humvee vehicle that he suspects may be an acoustical weapon at Union Square. A dispersal order has been given. Cops at the north end of the square have nets, telling people they must go south to leave.

10:14 PM At 33rd and 5th, 33rd and Broadway people are heckling delegates and cops are letting them do it.

09:57 PM We have confirmation that 11 IMC reporters have been arrested.

09:54 PM CORRECTION: MSNBC reported 800 arrests total during the RNC, 270 tonight. But they’re wrong. Way more than that tonight.

09:49 PM Shannon from IL. IMC has been arrested. Cops have reportedly been telling IMC reporters to “f**k off.”

09:43 PM MSNBC reports more than 800 people have been arrested tonight.

09:32 PM At least 4 vans full of arrestees have pulled away from 28th and Madison. Allegedly holding 7-8 people.

09:26 PM An NLG person reports that 75-100 people are being arrested at 35th and 5th. A police van is being brought in.

09:21 PM On the north side of west 35th street and 6th avenue reports of 50 violent arrests—people being thrown to the ground and against walls.

09:16 PM Receiving reports of numerous fires on Park Ave south. It is possible they were set by provocateurs.

09:03 PM Charles from Rochester IMC was arrested along with three other videographers at 33rd and 9th; several other videographers were reportedly picked up by police.

09:02 PM At 36th between Park and 6th Ave, violent arrests are occuring. Police gave a dispersal order. 200 people cannot leave because they are surrounded.

09:01 PM Trash fires are being reported on Park and Madison.

07:35 PM Reportedly people are being beaten while handcuffed both at 16th street and at Harold Square.

07:32 PM Indymedia reporter being denied exit from pen at 16th and Irving, while “legit” media is being allowed to leave. Cop said “that’s not media.” Reportedly everyone on 16th will be arrested.

07:28 PM People are breaking through the nets at 34th and Broadway. 5 people have tied themselves to the barricades. Reportedly police are even being “very aggressive” with corporate media in this area.

06:51 PM At 42nd and 6th people are sitting down in the middle of the street to protest the mass arrests. They are being arrested one by one. Police are reportedly trying to arrest medics to prevent them from providing care to protesters.

06:41 PM Protesters leaving Union Sq. are heading north on 8th Avenue approaching 28th. Cops have constructed wire cages in the street, riot cops approaching behind them, undercovers following behind them on scooters.

06:38 PM There are currently 400 people at Herald Square, where Republicans are speaking – giving interviews to networks. Riot cops are amassing.

06:30 PM Marches are converging around Herald Square at 34th and 6th, heading towards the Garden. There are reports of police violence there. Multiple busses of riot police are around 32nd/34th and 6th. Several police reportedly are not wearing badge numbers. Mass arrests are now occuring in Harold Square.

06:26 PM At the NY Public Library, an older woman was hit in the face by an undercover cop, shocking those who witnessed the incident. Cops would not arrest the man despite the attempts of the woman who was struck.

06:20 PM Protesters from the library are at 42nd and 6th. 40 cops on scooters ran after protesters with nets. Apx. 50 have been entrapped with nets. Police attacked protesters within the nets. Reports of a cop using a bike to hit someone. Several hundred are in the surrounding area.


Feature Article:

What a Beginning Militia Unit Should Know

Part 1 – The Basics

by thebunker
and
a side note by Jeff Missal

You’ve started a militia unit. You have members you know & trust. But you’re not so sure on how to operate. I’ve had a lot of folks ask me that question lately. I thought this subject would make a good discussion topic.

What a beginning militia unit should know and do.

Establish a chain of command. Elect a leader that’s qualified. It should be the most knowledgeable member of your unit. Someone who can make decisions. Have regular meetings once a month.

Get your members Weapons Qualified. Learn how to use your weapons and properly maintain them. Cross train in as many different weapons as possible. Go to the shooting range as often as you can. Become proficient with your weapons. Your life will depend on it.

Establish a training program—recon, sniper, intelligence gathering, sabotage, transportation interdiction, guerilla warfare, etc. Develop specialized teams such as a two-man sniper team (Spotter/Shooter), demolitions (for more advanced units), etc. Learn as much as possible about the tactics you plan on using.

Develop a plan of action. Set up a communications system, rally points, etc. & a procedure for when the SHTF. Have a cache of hidden ammo & supplies.

Figure out a combat load. Put together a “Bug Out Bag”.

Establish a regular training schedule. Train together once a month if possible. Try to get all members to attend. Regular monthly training can keep a unit together and alive. The “:Big Boys” train on a daily basis, so a militia member must train as often as possible. After all, it will be the “Big Boys” that we will be up against. Plan ahead on subjects to be covered.

GET OUT IN THE FIELD.

Take the Training Seriously. It may save your life.

Have a couple of training areas. If you don’t have access to land, use public hunting areas, state & county forests, etc. If you don’t have land for your FTX’s, go down to the County Clerk’s office and look up the “:Forest Crop Law” lands. These lands can be accessed without permission. The more remote the location, the better.

DEVELOP YOUR FIRE TEAM & GET OPERATIONAL

Q. What other basic information can anyone add here that a beginning Militia Unit should know & can use?

 
Side note by Jeff Missal:

I can add two things.

First, don’t get caught up in “politicizing” to see who is in charge. This is a danger for all Militia and many Units (and discussion boards for that matter) fall apart as a result. It was explained once to me as:

Say you have six men, each man has his own training and experience that makes him better at one to three things than the other 5 men. Learning to recognize who knows what is vital! Once that is learned, when the group must conduct a task, they put the man in charge, who has the most expertise in that specific area. For example, one man is a mechanic, another is a carpenter. If you wanted to build a house, would you put the mechanic in charge? No, you would place the carpenter in command. Conversely, if you wanted to rebuild an engine, you would put the mechanic in charge, not the carpenter. The same can be utilized in the Militia Unit.

The point is that you don’t necessarily need an XO, just a few guys who work well together. Having said that, an XO who is capable of keeping the Unit on task and moral high is definitely valuable.

Second, the size of the unit—what matters it is how it’s used! Don’t worry so much about having a full patrol. A unit of well trained and equipped of 3-4 can be more successful than a large, poorly trained unit of 15. People will also come and go; it is the people who stick around through thick and thin who will report when the SHTF. The others will still be sitting in their living rooms with their gear trying to decide if they should go or not.

—Jeff Missal


Recipe of the Month:

Mr. McGregor’s Bunny Sausage

Contributed by MrsDragonfly.

6 pounds rabbit meat
2 small onions
2 level table spoons salt
2 level teaspoons pepper
½ cup ground cracker or bread crumbs
3/4 cup milk
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1 bay leaf
½ teaspoon ground sage
1 or 2 eggs well beaten

Mix well together and mould into small cakes. Fry until well cooked and nicely browned.


Survival/Self-Reliance:

Ten Medicinal Herbs You Should Know

by Debra Nuzzi, MH

From The American Survival Guide, July 1991

Debra Nuzzi holds Master Herbalist degrees from Dominion Herbal College and the School of Natural Healing. She has been a student of herbal medicine for 22 years and has taught herbology since 1984. She is the author of the herbal video series, Herbal Preparations and Natural Therapies—Creating and Using a Home Herbal Medicine Chest. She is president of Nature’s Apothecary Inc, a fresh plant herbal extract company, and Essential Aroma Therapy, which manufactures aroma therapy inhalers. Both are in Boulder, Colorado. —Ed.)

ONE hundred years ago, the kitchen garden was also the medicine garden, and plants which produced medicinal benefit were part of the working knowledge of the common people. Those plants which were difficult to cultivate were sought in the surrounding fields and meadows, then preserved and added to the harvest storehouse to soothe and heal the illnesses of winter.

With the advent of the chemically synthesized drugs, the home pharmacy has all but disappeared, and with it the knowledge of simple herbal remedies for common ailments. This knowledge is now resurfacing: researched and regenerated by people who want to take an active and independent role in their own health care.

A very necessary part of this renaissance is self-education. Starting is easy. Just familiarize yourself with a few key herbs and begin to use them in your daily life. As you see how effective they are it will spark your desire to learn more, and you’re on your way!

Following is a list of ten commonly available herbs and simple ways to use them in personal health maintenance. These herbs are easily available and provide a wide range of benefits with a minimum amount of effort.

Aloe Leaf (Aloe Vera) – This plant has hundreds of uses, the most popular being its ability to alleviate the pain of burns and to speed their healing. It is very easily cultivated as a house plant, and should be in every kitchen. It is the best remedy for sunburn, often preventing later peeling. Immediately immerse the burn in cold water or apply ice until the heat subsides, then generously apply the aloe. It is best to trim the prickly sides off the succulent leaf, then split the leaf in half and gently rub the exposed gel onto the affected area. Aloe may also be applied to any cut or skin abrasion, and onto skin eruptions, remarkably speeding healing. To relieve the pain and itching of hemorrhoids, carve out a suppository sized chunk of the inner leaf gel and insert into the rectum.

Burdock Root (Arcticum lappa) – Well know as a blood detoxification agent and eaten as a vegetable known as Gobo in oriental cuisine, Burdock root is available throughout the U.S. It is used for skin eruptions and dry scaly skin conditions. Burdock is also used as a digestive stimulant and to lower blood sugar. Its seed is used as a diuretic and kidney tonic. The root is now found in supermarkets and can be cooked as a vegetable or made into a decoction. Fresh plant fluid extracts of the root and seed are also available in health food stores.

Comfrey Leaf/Root (Symphytum officinalis) – Comfrey should be grown as a house plant in every home. Like Aloe, it is a natural herbal bandaid, useful for cuts, scrapes and burns. It is styptic, which means that it will stop bleeding. Commonly known as “knit-bone,” it stimulates tissue regeneration. Used externally as a poultice, it helps heal bone fractures and deep wounds. Recovery rate is accelerated with use of this fresh plant poultice on muscle, tendon and ligamentous injuries. Thoroughly cleanse the wound with an antiseptic first, because Comfrey is so quick to regenerate the tissue that it will seal over the wound with the bacteria still inside.

Dandelion Root (Taraxacum officinalis) – Dandelion is naturally high in potassium, making it a safe diuretic, increasing the ability to eliminate waste products through the urinary channels. It helps restore kidney function and relieves liver and spleen congestion. It is extremely beneficial as a spring tonic which stimulates sluggish liver function. The root should be made into a strong decoction, which means that it should be cut into small pieces and simmered in a glass or enamel vessel for at least 10 minutes before straining and drinking. The fresh plant fluid extract can also be used. Set 20-30 drops into a cup of hot water and drink as a tea.

Echinacea Root (Echinacea angustifolia) – A powerful immune stimulant, Echinacea has become increasingly popular in recent years. Its antiseptic and anti-viral properties are used for sore throats, flu, colds, infections and allergies. It also has tumor inhibiting properties. The most potent form is a fresh plant fluid extract, however, medicinal benefit can also be derived by mixing a decoction, as explained under Dandelion.

Garlic Bulb (Allium sativum) – Best known for its antibiotic effect, garlic bulbs or the milder garlic greens can be eaten raw at the onset of a cold or flu. A small piece of bread may be necessary to make the spicyness more palatable. You can grow garlic greens by planting the bulbs in a 4-inch-deep pot, and trimming them to use in salads or stir fry dishes. Garlic oil is effectively used for ear infections. It is easily made by finely chopping enough fresh organic garlic bulbs to fill a jelly jar, and covering them with organic olive oil. Cover the jar with cheesecloth held on with a rubber band. Let the mixture sit in a warm room for a week or a sunny window for several hours (if you need it right away). Strain the oil and store it in an amber glass jar. The warmed oil is then placed in the ear and plugged with a cotton ball. Leave in overnight and treat nightly until the infection is gone. This therapy is not to be used in cases of eardrum perforation. A wonderful garlic cough syrup can be made by simmering freshly chopped garlic in apple cider vinegar for ten minutes. Strain the resulting liquid, add honey and simmer down until the mixture is thick and syrupy. The vinegar neutralizes the garlic taste, making it much more tolerable, yet preserving the antibiotic effect.

Ginger Root (Zinziber officiale) – Ginger has a carminative effect, which means that it will help relieve digestive problems which result in gas formation. It is also a diaphoretic, used both as a tea and added to a soaking bath to stimulate sweating and reduce fevers. In cases of abdominal menstrual cramping, a ginger fomentation can be made. A fomentation is prepared by slicing 1-3 large roots into a half gallon of water and simmering in a covered pan for at least 30 minutes. A cotton cloth is then dipped in the mixture, wrung out (wear rubber gloves, it’s hot!) and applied to the abdomen as hot as can be withstood. Two folded bath towels are placed on top to help maintain the heat of the fomentation as the therapy progresses. Internally, 1/4 teaspoon of ginger or one dropperful of the fluid extract can be added to 1 cup of warm water to alleviate nausea/morning sickness/motion sickness and to aid digestion.

Kelp (Nereocystis leutkeana) – The kelp family, which includes kombu, wakame, arame and hijiki, is known for its ability to combat the effects of radiation in the body. Radioactive strontium-90, one of the more prevalent sources of radiation, is stored in our bones, and contributes to long term diseases such as leukemia, bone cancer, Hodgkins disease, anemia, and decreased production of red and white blood cells. The sodium alginate found in the kelp family binds with the radioactive isotope in the gastrointestinal tract and forms an insoluble gel-like salt called strontium alginate, which is safely excreted in the feces. (For more information on radiation detoxification, see Fighting Radiation with Foods, Herbs and Vitamins, by Steven Schechter, ND. Kelp is recommended as a daily addition to the diet.)

St. John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum) – The extract and oil are used externally for bruises, strains, sprains, contusions and wounds. The extract is used internally as an immune system stimulant, for retro-viral infections, as an expectorant and antibacterial. It speeds the healing of wounds and burns and aids the regeneration of damaged nerve tissue. It is used as an anti-depressant and to treat bed wetting and children’s nightmares. It is also known as Klamath weed, a common pasture plant, and is found throughout the U.S.

Valerian Root (Valeriana officinalis) – Valerian is classed as a nervine and sedative with mild pain relieving properties, which makes it a good candidate for stress, anxiety and restless insomnia. It has also been used for intestinal colic, menstrual cramps, migraine headache, and rheumatic pain. Although it smells like well used socks, the extract and tea are both recommended.

It is vitally important to properly identify the plant you are harvesting before you use it. Forest Service visitor centers carry plant identification books for their region, and the Petersen Field Guide series plus a range of medicinal plant hand books are also sources of botanical identification. Most of these books can be found in local bookstores. It is wise to take classes or go with an experienced guide when you are in the early learning stages. Herbs are precious natural resources, and should be ecologically harvested. The following guidelines for harvesting help insure herb potency and purity and help preserve the species for further enjoyment.

Medicinal herbs should be:

1) Gathered in the proper season. General rules are: Barks in the spring; leaves before the plant flowers; flowers on the first day of opening; roots are best in the fall (although they are sometimes harvested in spring, previous to aerial plant development).

2) Gathered in wild habitats where the plants naturally grow or should be organically grown according to certification standards established by the state in which they were harvested.

3) Harvested in an area free of chemical/industrial pollution of air, water and soil.

4) Gathered at least 1/4 mile from any traveled roads, and at least 10 miles from any waste disposal or toxic dumping areas.

5) Protected from over-harvesting by leaving at least 3/4 of the stand intact for reproduction and continuance of the species. If roots are dug, root crowns and seeds must be replanted to perpetuate the growth and proliferation of the plant.


Joke of the Month:

Allegedly the German air controllers at Frankfurt Airport are renowned as a short-tempered lot. They, it is alleged, not only expect one to know one’s gate parking location, but how to get there without any assistance from them. So it was with some amusement that we (a Pan Am 747) listened to the following exchange between Frankfurt ground control and a British Airways 747, call sign Speedbird 206. Speedbird 206: “Frankfurt, Speedbird 206 clear of active runway.” Ground: “Speedbird 206. Taxi to gate Alpha One-Seven.” The BA 747 pulled onto the main taxiway and slowed to a stop. Ground: “Speedbird, do you not know where you are going?” Speedbird 206: “Stand by, Ground, I’m looking up our gate location now.” Ground (with quite arrogant impatience): “Speedbird 206, have you not been to Frankfurt before?” Speedbird 206 (coolly): “Yes, twice in 1944, but it was dark,...... and I didn’t land.”


Planning:

Logistics
Part 5

by airforce

Sgt. C.R. Fear couldn’t wait to open his latest EBAY purchase—a genuine plastic-handled, tri-fold, GI-issue, entrenching tool.

“Oh, this is cool!” said C.R., admiring his new toy. “I can’t wait to try it out!”

C.R. Fear knew (from a 30-year-old Army field manual) that an average soldier should dig a fighting hole one meter wide and one meter deep in about 45 minutes. “This shouldn’t be any problem!” he told his wife as he ran out to the back yard. He found a shady spot under his old maple tree and went to work.

Forty-five minutes later, he had a hole one meter wide, and about nine inches deep. C.R. wiped the sweat from his brow and finished off the water in his canteen. “This is a little more complicated than I thought,” he said to himself.

Two hours later, his shiny new E-tool was beginning to lose its luster. His fighting hole was now 15 inches deep, and the hardpan was proving to be all but impervious to his chopping. “You are going to fill that back in after you’re done, aren’t you?” his wife called from the kitchen window.

C.R. finished his third canteen, and picked up his plastic shovel again. “This will not, get the best of me!” he said with determination.

An hour later, his E-tool hit something hard. Scraping the dirt away, he realized what it was—a root from his maple tree.

“Aaaaaugh!” wailed C.R. Fear as he threw his E-tool across his yard in frustration. “Forty-five minutes to dig a foxhole?! That’s impossible!!!”

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No, it’s not impossible. Even an Air Force guy like me can do it. I’ve never done it with one of those Mickey Mouse plastic E-tools though, and I have only done it with the older wooden-handled ones under conditions that were almost ideal. Which brings us to the subject of this logistics installment—having the right tools for the job.

It goes without saying that war is labor intensive; that is something that will never change. The proper tools, however, can allow you to do more work in less time. Think of tools as being a force multiplier.

What tools will you need? That really depends on the mission of your particular unit. Here is a partial list of common tools a militia squad may well need:

Shovels, picks—placing or retrieving caches; digging shelter and fortifications

Winch, come-along, rope hoist, pry bar—construction of clearing of obstacles; rescue and recovery work; construction of shelter and fortifications

Axe, chain saw—fuel; construction of shelter and fortifications

Electric generator—operation of comm. equipment; re-charging batteries; operation of tools for a variety of uses

Air compressor—operation of tools for a variety of uses

Hammers, wood saws, hacksaws—construction of shelter and fortifications

Work gloves, steel-toe boots, safety glasses, protective headgear, respirators—variety of uses

Chances are, you and your team probably already have some or most of these tools. Unfortunately, having a pick and shovel in your tool shed won’t help if you’re trying to dig up a cache of ammo thirty miles away. Just as obviously—unless you followed Gunkid’s advice and picked up a tactical wheelbarrow—you’re not going to be carrying all this stuff around with you.

Clearly, some thought and planning is necessary to determining what equipment you will need, and how you will get it to where you need it. Here are a few things to consider:

1. What is your area of operations? If you only plan on defending your home or neighborhood, keeping your tools in the garage is fine. If not, can you find somewhere closer to your AO to store the equipment?

2. What is your mission? What work do you envision doing to accomplish this mission?

3. What tools would help you in this work?

4. What tools do you and your unit already have?

5. Can any of these tools be kept in a centralized location?

6. What tools do you not have available, but need? Can your unit set up a fund to purchase these tools for organizational use?

7. How will you get this equipment to where you need it, when you need it?

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Division of Labor

Snap quiz: Which is better—to have each of your 16-man squad prepare his own supper, taking about a half hour each, or to have one cook take about two hours to prepare everyone’s meal?

Having each man prepare his own meal takes about 8 man-hours of labor; having a cook do it takes only 2. That frees up another 6 man-hours of work for improving camouflage and fortifications, or conducting training, or...

Time is precious; once it is gone, you can’t get it back. As a leader, you should always look for ways to save time and labor—you will never have enough of either.

Onward and upward,
airforce


The Quote:

This country was founded by religious nuts with guns.

—P.J. O’Rourke


Miscellany:

Civil Disobedience
Part 1

by Henry David Thoreau

I heartily accept the motto, “That government is best which governs least”; and I should like to see it acted up to more rapidly and systematically. Carried out, it finally amounts to this, which also I believe—“That government is best which governs not at all”; and when men are prepared for it, that will be the kind of government which the will have. Government is at best but an expedient; but most governments are usually, and all governments are sometimes, inexpedient. The objections which have been brought against a standing army, and they are many and weighty, and deserve to prevail, may also at last be brought against a standing government. The standing army is only an arm of the standing government. The government itself, which is only the mode which the people have chosen to execute their will, is equally liable to be abused and perverted before the people can act through it. Witness the present Mexican war, the work of comparatively a few individuals using the standing government as their tool; for in the outset, the people would not have consented to this measure.

This American government—what is it but a tradition, though a recent one, endeavoring to transmit itself unimpaired to posterity, but each instant losing some of its integrity? It has not the vitality and force of a single living man; for a single man can bend it to his will. It is a sort of wooden gun to the people themselves. But it is not the less necessary for this; for the people must have some complicated machinery or other, and hear its din, to satisfy that idea of government which they have. Governments show thus how successfully men can be imposed upon, even impose on themselves, for their own advantage. It is excellent, we must all allow. Yet this government never of itself furthered any enterprise, but by the alacrity with which it got out of its way. It does not keep the country free. It does not settle the West. It does not educate. The character inherent in the American people has done all that has been accomplished; and it would have done somewhat more, if the government had not sometimes got in its way. For government is an expedient, by which men would fain succeed in letting one another alone; and, as has been said, when it is most expedient, the governed are most let alone by it. Trade and commerce, if they were not made of india-rubber, would never manage to bounce over obstacles which legislators are continually putting in their way; and if one were to judge these men wholly by the effects of their actions and not partly by their intentions, they would deserve to be classed and punished with those mischievious persons who put obstructions on the railroads.

But, to speak practically and as a citizen, unlike those who call themselves no-government men, I ask for, not at one no government, but at once a better government. Let every man make known what kind of government would command his respect, and that will be one step toward obtaining it.

After all, the practical reason why, when the power is once in the hands of the people, a majority are permitted, and for a long period continue, to rule is not because they are most likely to be in the right, nor because this seems fairest to the minority, but because they are physically the strongest. But a government in which the majority rule in all cases can not be based on justice, even as far as men understand it. Can there not be a government in which the majorities do not virtually decide right and wrong, but conscience?—in which majorities decide only those questions to which the rule of expediency is applicable? Must the citizen ever for a moment, or in the least degree, resign his conscience to the legislator? Why has every man a conscience then? I think that we should be men first, and subjects afterward. It is not desirable to cultivate a respect for the law, so much as for the right. The only obligation which I have a right to assume is to do at any time what I think right. It is truly enough said that a corporation has no conscience; but a corporation on conscientious men is a corporation with a conscience. Law never made men a whit more just; and, by means of their respect for it, even the well-disposed are daily made the agents on injustice. A common and natural result of an undue respect for the law is, that you may see a file of soldiers, colonel, captain, corporal, privates, powder-monkeys, and all, marching in admirable order over hill and dale to the wars, against their wills, ay, against their common sense and consciences, which makes it very steep marching indeed, and produces a palpitation of the heart. They have no doubt that it is a damnable business in which they are concerned; they are all peaceably inclined. Now, what are they? Men at all? or small movable forts and magazines, at the service of some unscrupulous man in power? Visit the Navy Yard, and behold a marine, such a man as an American government can make, or such as it can make a man with its black arts—a mere shadow and reminiscence of humanity, a man laid out alive and standing, and already, as one may say, buried under arms with funeral accompaniment, though it may be, “Not a drum was heard, not a funeral note, As his corse to the rampart we hurried; Not a soldier discharged his farewell shot O’er the grave where out hero was buried.”

The mass of men serve the state thus, not as men mainly, but as machines, with their bodies. They are the standing army, and the militia, jailers, constables, posse comitatus, etc. In most cases there is no free exercise whatever of the judgement or of the moral sense; but they put themselves on a level with wood and earth and stones; and wooden men can perhaps be manufactured that will serve the purpose as well. Such command no more respect than men of straw or a lump of dirt. They have the same sort of worth only as horses and dogs. Yet such as these even are commonly esteemed good citizens. Others—as most legislators, politicians, lawyers, ministers, and office-holders—serve the state chiefly with their heads; and, as the rarely make any moral distinctions, they are as likely to serve the devil, without intending it, as God. A very few—as heroes, patriots, martyrs, reformers in the great sense, and men—serve the state with their consciences also, and so necessarily resist it for the most part; and they are commonly treated as enemies by it. A wise man will only be useful as a man, and will not submit to be “clay,” and “stop a hole to keep the wind away,” but leave that office to his dust at least:

“I am too high born to be propertied, to be a second at control, or useful serving-man and instrument to any sovereign state throughout the world.”

He who gives himself entirely to his fellow men appears to them useless and selfish; but he who gives himself partially to them in pronounced a benefactor and philanthropist.

How does it become a man to behave toward the American government today? I answer, that he cannot without disgrace be associated with it. I cannot for an instant recognize that political organization as my government which is the slave’s government also.

All men recognize the right of revolution; that is, the right to refuse allegiance to, and to resist, the government, when its tyranny or its inefficiency are great and unendurable. But almost all say that such is not the case now. But such was the case, they think, in the Revolution of ‘75. If one were to tell me that this was a bad government because it taxed certain foreign commodities brought to its ports, it is most probable that I should not make an ado about it, for I can do without them. All machines have their friction; and possibly this does enough good to counter-balance the evil. At any rate, it is a great evil to make a stir about it. But when the friction comes to have its machine, and oppression and robbery are organized, I say, let us not have such a machine any longer. In other words, when a sixth of the population of a nation which has undertaken to be the refuge of liberty are slaves, and a whole country is unjustly overrun and conquered by a foreign army, and subjected to military law, I think that it is not too soon for honest men to rebel and revolutionize. What makes this duty the more urgent is that fact that the country so overrun is not our own, but ours is the invading army. Paley, a common authority with many on moral questions, in his chapter on the “Duty of Submission to Civil Government,” resolves all civil obligation into expediency; and he proceeds to say that “so long as the interest of the whole society requires it, that it, so long as the established government cannot be resisted or changed without public inconveniencey, it is the will of God. . .that the established government be obeyed—and no longer. This principle being admitted, the justice of every particular case of resistance is reduced to a computation of the quantity of the danger and grievance on the one side, and of the probability and expense of redressing it on the other.” Of this, he says, every man shall judge for himself. But Paley appears never to have contemplated those cases to which the rule of expediency does not apply, in which a people, as well and an individual, must do justice, cost what it may. If I have unjustly wrested a plank from a drowning man, I must restore it to him though I drown myself. This, according to Paley, would be inconvenient. But he that would save his life, in such a case, shall lose it. This people must cease to hold slaves, and to make war on Mexico, though it cost them their existence as a people.

In their practice, nations agree with Paley; but does anyone think that Massachusetts does exactly what is right at the present crisis?

“A drab of stat, a cloth-o’-silver slut, to have her train borne up, and her soul trail in the dirt.”

Practically speaking, the opponents to a reform in Massachusetts are not a hundred thousand politicians at the South, but a hundred thousand merchants and farmers here, who are more interested in commerce and agriculture than they are in humanity, and are not prepared to do justice to the slave and to Mexico, cost what it may. I quarrel not with far-off foes, but with those who, neat at home, co-operate with, and do the bidding of, those far away, and without whom the latter would be harmless. We are accustomed to say, that the mass of men are unprepared; but improvement is slow, because the few are not as materially wiser or better than the many. It is not so important that many should be good as you, as that there be some absolute goodness somewhere; for that will leaven the whole lump. There are thousands who are in opinion opposed to slavery and to the war, who yet in effect do nothing to put an end to them; who, esteeming themselves children of Washington and Franklin, sit down with their hands in their pockets, and say that they know not what to do, and do nothing; who even postpone the question of freedom to the question of free trade, and quietly read the prices-current along with the latest advices from Mexico, after dinner, and, it may be, fall asleep over them both. What is the price-current of an honest man and patriot today? They hesitate, and they regret, and sometimes they petition; but they do nothing in earnest and with effect. They will wait, well disposed, for other to remedy the evil, that they may no longer have it to regret. At most, they give up only a cheap vote, and a feeble countenance and Godspeed, to the right, as it goes by them. There are nine hundred and ninety-nine patrons of virtue to one virtuous man. But it is easier to deal with the real possessor of a thing than with the temporary guardian of it. All voting is a sort of gaming, like checkers or backgammon, with a slight moral tinge to it, a playing with right and wrong, with moral questions; and betting naturally accompanies it. The character of the voters is not staked. I cast my vote, perchance, as I think right; but I am not vitally concerned that that right should prevail. I am willing to leave it to the majority. Its obligation, therefore, never exceeds that of expediency. Even voting for the right is doing nothing for it. It is only expressing to men feebly your desire that it should prevail. A wise man will not leave the right to the mercy of chance, nor wish it to prevail through the power of the majority. There is but little virtue in the action of masses of men. When the majority shall at length vote for the abolition of slavery, it will be because they are indifferent to slavery, or because there is but little slavery left to be abolished by their vote. They will then be the only slaves. Only his vote can hasten the abolition of slavery who asserts his own freedom by his vote.

I hear of a convention to be held at Baltimore, or elsewhere, for the selection of a candidate for the Presidency, made up chiefly of editors, and men who are politicians by profession; but I think, what is it to any independent, intelligent, and respectable man what decision they may come to? Shall we not have the advantage of this wisdom and honesty, nevertheless? Can we not count upon some independent votes? Are there not many individuals in the country who do not attend conventions? But no: I find that the respectable man, so called, has immediately drifted from his position, and despairs of his country, when his country has more reasons to despair of him. He forthwith adopts one of the candidates thus selected as the only available one, thus proving that he is himself available for any purposes of the demagogue. His vote is of no more worth than that of any unprincipled foreigner or hireling native, who may have been bought. O for a man who is a man, and, and my neighbor says, has a bone is his back which you cannot pass your hand through! Our statistics are at fault: the population has been returned too large. How many men are there to a square thousand miles in the country? Hardly one. Does not America offer any inducement for men to settle here? The American has dwindled into an Odd Fellow—one who may be known by the development of his organ of gregariousness, and a manifest lack of intellect and cheerful self-reliance; whose first and chief concern, on coming into the world, is to see that the almshouses are in good repair; and, before yet he has lawfully donned the virile garb, to collect a fund to the support of the widows and orphans that may be; who, in short, ventures to live only by the aid of the Mutual Insurance company, which has promised to bury him decently.


Good/Cool Websites:

Web Boards:

Assaultweb Bulletin Board
A Well Regulated Militia
Liberty Quest and Freedom Board
Texas Minutemen
The Southern Alliance
Frugal Squirrel’s Survival Forum
The Claire Wolf Board

Militia and Patriot Sites:
Patriot War College
Michigan Militia
Ranch Rescue
Virginia Citizen’s Militia
KISSATA
Southern National Congress
Total Resistance

Survival Sites:
Survivalism Online Reference Library
Survival Textfiles
Nuclear Survival Skills

Gun Sites:
Surplusrifle.com
HK USA Branch

History Sites worth looking at for a Patriot:
WW2 British Resistance
WW2 Battles of the Winter War
WW2 Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
CIA Guerilla Manual
Irish Republican Army info
Mini-manual of the Urban Guerrilla

Modern Military Websites with info for the cause:
Israeli Special Forces
U.S. Special Operations

Right to Extreme Right Talk show:
Michael Savage, The Savage Nation
Alex Jones infowars

News Service:
LRP World News
Drudge Report
Infolords.com

Useful Site for Patriots:
Terraserver, Maps and Ariel Photos


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