Not so fast there Immigration-man

15. November 2015, 18:19 Uhr

Demolierte Autos und starke Polizeipräsenz – Foto ©Hans Breitegger

Not everybody is happy in the countries where the tidal-wave of immigration and border-jumping is occurring. Plus it’s Winter almost and those from hot-lands physically (and culturally) are unprepared for their assimilation – indeed they resist assimilation, so why move? Because progressives have decided that assimilation is “unfair”? Maybe it’s time to re-open Ellis Island, so the proposed 160,000 Immigrants can begin assimilation with a common base of experience and proper orientation and expectations can be addressed: like learning English – and you can only have one wife. All things Progressives hate. And Old-What’s-His-Name (Ken Burns) can do a fine PBS documentary about it, set to violins tugging at heartstrings.
Meanwhile riots and marches against the huge influx are occurring in southern Austria.
Demos escalated: riots around Train Station (Google translate)
“The situation in the field is escalating: Shortly after four clock in the afternoon, left to right around the station-pitch came demonstrators who were waiting for the train. They beat each other with a wooden slats.”
In Comments: “Why does not every Green politician take a refugee family to live with him? Talking without data?”
“This incompetent government, with its unbridled immigration policy is to blame for these situations, and has made it so to drive a wedge into the population.”
“Precisely…And in the “Left” are seemingly back again, masked professional demonstrators.”
“As I understand why we need the immigrants anyhow, the few remaining working on minimum wages do so to finance the whole mess. Thank policy, thank Austria, thank EU failure.”
UPDATES – some format edits for clarity, plus: With the vacancy, incapacity, and inaction of Obama and NATO, we see an emergent alliance of four Central European states – the Visegrád Group: the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia. All have grouped forces together recently to counter the human-wave onslaught and protect each others’ borders. Meanwhile The The French interior minister says he’s going to start the “dissolution of mosques where hate is preached.” The French don’t have a 1st Amendment (or a 2nd Amendment for that matter), so they can do that – and they have already banned headscarves too. The “Refugee Crisis” is not just a Trojan Horse onslaught, it’s structural. They are building cultural INFRASTRUCTURE person-by-person, using Human Capital as a weapon, and every visible Hijab & Burka signals to Terrorist that he’s in a relatively Safe-Place where his ideals resonate and are not condemned.

UPDATE: More Blow-back and Fallout

– Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder says he is suspending efforts to bring Syrian refugees to Michigan in light of the deadly terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday. “Given the terrible situation in Paris, I’ve directed that we put on hold our efforts to accept new refugees until the U.S. Department of Homeland Security completes a full review of security clearances and procedures.”

Hope there’s more like that coming. States who don’t have any way of reviewing or determining the process are helpless to the invasion.

UPDATE-PUSHBACK-UPDATE: Alabama also declines the “opportunity” to recieve thousands of undocumented Syrian aliens as Gov. Robert Bentley ‏says,

I will not stand complicit to a policy that places the citizens of Alabama in harm’s way. We refuse Syrian refugees. After full consideration of this weekend’s attacks of terror on innocent citizens in Paris, I will oppose any attempt to relocate Syrian refugees to Alabama through the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program. As your Governor, I will not stand complicit to a policy that places the citizens of Alabama in harm’s way,”

TEXAS-UPDATE-PUSHBACK-WITH-COWS: From Texas Gov. Greg Abbot Dear President Obama:

As governor of Texas, I write to inform you that the State of Texas will not accept any refugees from Syria in the wake of the deadly terrorist attack in Paris.
Further, I – and millions of Americans – implore you to halt your plans to accept more Syrian refugees in the United States. A Syrian “refugee” appears to have been part of the Paris terror attack. American humanitarian compassion could be exploited to expose Americans to similar deadly danger. The reasons for such concerns
are plentiful.
The FBI director testified to Congress that the federal government does not have the background information that is necessary to effectively conduct proper security checks on Syrian nationals, Director Comey explained: “‘We can query our database until the cows come home, but there will be nothing show up because we have no
record of them.”

And more, now it’s Winter in Sweden…Sweden will impose temporary border controls starting Thursday in response to an influx of refugees, a turnaround for a country known for its open-door policies that also threw down the gauntlet to other EU nations hit by a migration crisis.Sweden’s prime minister is defending his decision to reintroduce border controls, saying it is no longer possible to properly control the country’s borders.
This cannot go on and it won’t – and winter (and Europeans) in Europe can be bitterly-bitterly cold – just ask Napoleon who tried to attack Russia in winter, and the Germans at Stalingrad. They did not expect the US to prevail the Battle of the Bulge, but we know Winter too…
(Not me, I suck at cold weather)

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Bug-Out Bags Past & Present

I turned in the shower this morning, adjusting the bucket beneath my feet that collects body run-off gray water for the yard and plants, and something went *SprOOing!* HUH? Aw shit. It’s not my usual lower-back dork-up, it’s in a whole new spot on the right upper hip axis. I am reminded (again, dammit) that I am closer to 60 than 40, and that my bug-out bag’s role, conditions, and environment is changing. I’ve been doing a lot of squat and lift stuff with heavy rocks and feel great, my arms have never been stronger and more sinewy – but there’s always a tingle in the right knee when I turn direction or just get into bed. The Glucosamine-Chondroitin has a great placebo effect…
As a Brahmin-born BayAryan I was concerned in the past about The Earthquake being THE bug-out trigger event. Now that we live in Tinderland in the midst of a bone-dry drought, it’s Fire (and water) I’m worried about. But the bug-out bags are only getting heavier, and any much more and my wife won’t be able to carry hers.
As age and mobility issues arise, I realize that the two of us I can’t get very far with the whole “Gunny-Alternative REI ground-pounder” kind of backpacker shit. Maybe I need a bug-out vehicle rather than a hiking stick and a soon-to-be 90-lb Kelty pack – and that’s before I even pick up a rifle and ammo. One that can run the Rubicon Trail just over the hill? Some kind of spidery, rock-hopper rig that clings to granite and can make its own trail. Nothing with a rear-view camera to help drunk hipsters in city parking. Decisions, decisions…
We escaped to the hills from the clotted crowds of ugly city-suburban people, but maybe we didn’t get far enough. Anybody coming up here to escape the Upcoming Apoclypse/Maelstrom/Collapse will be in vehicles confined to a narrow asphalt ribbon, and maybe I should learn something about explosive so we locals can drop a couple of the freeway overpasses in order to impede the Hipster escape traffic. I understand from vague reports that there’s already a crew of guys like that in Arizona who are ready for the crowds streaming out of California on the southern freeway in the event of worse: .300 Win-Mag/.338 Lapua kinda stoppit-now sniper guys.
Also, while I was previously working on the Med-kit with a concentration on wound-issue stuff, but I now wonder if there’s a fire-bandage equivalent of QuikClot…? If not there should be.
UPDATE: Thanks for everybody’s feedback and comments, especially about the burn-gel impregnated bandages! Awesome!

Bug-Out-Bags & Earthquake Preparedness

The earthquake in Japan highlighted and concretized some thoughts and processes.
Our Japanese friends in Yokosuka are OK, but life is made difficult and worrisome for them.
The 12-foot swells that hit the Big Island did the most damage.  They tore up Keauhou Bay where we enjoyed a trip out to Captain Cook’s, and in Kealakekua Bay itself where we enjoyed a great snorkel and fish-watching, a house was washed off to sea and sank.  In Kona the world famous Kona Village Resort was totally trashed and is closed now indefinitely. It may never open again. Our friends up in the North of the Big Island are OK.

So I’ve been assembling bug-out-backpacks for the both of us, with a third one for the job-car, and I want to take guns – I will be armed – but have few choices on exactly how to get around with ’em.
I’m surprised at how much can fit into such a small place.  So-far the backpacks each have:

  1. Multi-tool, whistle, stupid-stuff.
  2. Lightweight 50° sleeping bag AND an aluminized emergency bivvy sack.
  3. 3-day block of 3600-calorie food bars.
  4. Water-filter straw and water purification (iodine) crystals.
  5. Fire-steel and tinder.  Matches and compass.
  6. Wind-up AM/FM/NOAA radio with a LED flashlight, solar power, and cell phone charger.
  7. Medical mini-pack with bandages and QuickClot and Water Jel Burn Jel.
  8. Personal hygiene items and plastic bags.  3-pr Socks and change of clothing.

And more…

This is worst-case thinking, considering the highly likely event of an earthquake, followed by fire, and the whole shit is toast. This is for when there is no place to return-to. Maybe not even my parent’s house down the road… the first 72-hours make the difference. Perhaps I’ll go with “Open Carry Unloaded” which is (still) legal here rather than concealed which is not. I don’t want anybody to have any legal excuse to stop my progress or movement, to detain me anywhere – not when I’m going to get my wife.
And thinking of that, I may have to go get her on the back of the KTM because the roads are f*ked.
The roads WILL be filled with bad drivers, anxious and uncertain, sick with worry, and crazed of purpose and mind – and a better two-up bike would be (have been) my old XR650L – but I don’t have it anymore. With that one I don’t have to carry and add a dollop of oil to the gas tank.
Bouncing around on a dirtbike after an earthquake = crossing traffic medians, going the wrong way, dodging brainless cretins by every means available, crossing people’s lawns, and going over curbs – all that bouncing around means some retention is required – an open-top is an invitation to losing it. Two is one, one is zero.  The alternative is f*-it I’m carrying concealed – with no experience or preparation for that. Hmmm. No experience…
So I’m still looking around for a holster for the carry-purpose, since I don’t want to stuff it all (guns & ammo) into my backpack where I can’t easily get at it in a moment of dire need. Like when someone tries to stop me because they want THE BIKE for themselves. Nooooo. Not gonna give it up.
I’m also going through a simplification thought-process: do I standardize on one type? Like, just the Model-10’s – since my wife is a revolver and not a semi-auto kinda gal? Or can I (or somebody better than me) train her on the Sig de-cocker and its revolver like simplicity? She’s a dead-eye shot. I have two .38’s and three .45’s. and I’m not even thinking about a rifle. Yet. I think the Sigs would survive better in the rain. A plastic gun would survive better in the rain…Hmmm.

Shooter’s First-Aid

As I remarked in comments to a post at Stuff From Hsoi, some of the guys at my shooting club (one of them anyhow) came back from a class and want to spread the message of defensive medicine – gunshot first-aid so to speak. Given the advancing age of many club-members and starting to feel old myself, I’m more worried about access to defibrillators and such at the Range than errant shots.  Hsoi’s post is regarding his kids learning CPR and the life-saving value of that, and how it will help them grow:

The reasons for learning CPR and first aid are simple: because when a situation that requires those skills happens, the fastest person to respond is the person right there when it happens. In a case like CPR of course it has to be someone else. For first aid, the situation may be something you can perform on yourself and certainly no one can be closer to you than you nor respond faster to you than you.

Gunblogger-Rendezvous friend Derek (The Packing Rat) took the LMS Defense course, but it was a few years ago, and he also had more recent (compared to me anyhow) training to build-on.

I’m thinking of it especially in light of the recent disasters and the issue of preparedness.  There’s a ton of supplies and products available now, packed up and ready to go, from just your Basic First Aid Kit (BAK), to the fairly scary “Ventilated Operators Kit” (VOK) that have been developed and refined as a result of recent conflicts and disasters – but they require some training and expertise.
Seems like a good idea-thing, CPR and GSR (gun-shot-repair).

Bug-Out Bag

After the recent events overseas and amid gloomy weather Mrs. Crashr’s excellent and very thorough impulse to organize has flared-up, and so we’re assembling the necessaries. It’s already all here for the most part, but not in a kit-form for the trunk of the car or back of the truck. In the last issue of GUNS magazine too, in Odd Angry Shot, the issue of preparedness arose and Teh Kit – and among the things listed was a slight attention-getter, one element of the med-kit that is often lacking but is dear to both our hearts – an emergency dental kit. We’ll have to see what CVS has to offer with out %20 coupon this weekend.
Besides, I always wanted needed a crowbar anyhow.