I’m back!

I have returned from my self-imposed exile rested and ready to go. Comments are on again. While I was gone, and starting before, actually, I made some necessary changes for the times we are living in. I can’t believe it took me this long to do them. Guess I wasn’t motivated enough until now.

1) Changed over to Brave browser – Much faster than Firefox and without the PC nonsense.

2) Moved away from free email – As has been said many times before, if Big Tech is giving you something for free, you are the product, not the costumer.

3) Changed the hosting of this site from GoDaddy to Epik – While nothing is completely safe Epik does have a much better record for supporting freedom of speech. If you are looking for a host for your own site I give Epik a big thumbs up.

4) Received and spent my $1400 government gimme check – I decided to go ahead and spend it all before this new Congress finishes the job of turning the US Dollar into Monopoly money. Bought some more 5.56 ammunition (95¢ a round, ouch!), paid for the move of this site to a more secure host (see above), bought a little gold, sent some money to GAB, and purchased a few miscellaneous gun items. THANKS DEMORATS!

5) I’ve also read (mostly reread) the following books – They seem even more insightful now with the recent events in this nation. I highly recommend all of them.

Two science fiction tales about little guys taking on the government.

The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress – Robert A. Heinlein

Wasp – Eric Frank Russell

Three non-fiction books that graphically illustrate what war looks like when two very different peoples try to occupy the same land.

Scalp Dance – Thomas Goodrich

Over the Earth I Come – Duane Schultz

Empire of the Summer Moon – S. P. Gwynne

People with guns

On one weekend each month, Marine reservists gather in Tampa to take on a staged military mission. They are part of the 4th Amphibian Assault Battalion of the 4th Marine Division. The Tampa unit draws its people from the southeastern United States, although most of its crew comes from the bay area. The vehicles reservists use are called LTVP-7A1 Assault Amphibian Vehicles. They are lightly armed and protected so they can carry Marine forces from ship to shore. The vehicles have a crew of three, and while they can carry up to 25, the preferred combat load is 18.

SHOWN: Lance Cpl. J.R. Bartolus in camouflage. MAR 9 ’88