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Across America, Police Departments Are Quietly Preparing For War

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At first blush, the title of this post could be perceived as somewhat hyperbolic by those who still have an impression of America's police departments as bastions of safety, designed "to protect and to serve" the population of the "land of the free." However, said impression would be promptly washed away upon reading an article in today's NYT which citing Pentagon data, reveals that under the Obama administration, "police departments have received tens of thousands of machine guns; nearly 200,000 ammunition magazines; thousands of pieces of camouflage and night-vision equipment; and hundreds of silencers, armored cars and aircraft."

Which begs the question: just who is America's police force, and by extension the Obama administration, which is behind this quiet militarization of local police forces with weapons that would normally be seen in a warzone, preparing for war against?

And while we already documented America's conversation to a turnkey totalitarian banana republic (confirmed over a year later by Edward Snowden), behold America's conversion to a police state:

In the past we have occasionally covered the slow (but sure) conversion of America's Police force into an army, fully loaded with the latest weapons and equipments, not even we had an idea of the full extent of what was going on behind the scenes. As the NYT describes, all of the above-mentioned equipment "has been added to the armories of police departments that already look and act like military units. Police SWAT teams are now deployed tens of thousands of times each year, increasingly for routine jobs. Masked, heavily armed police officers in Louisiana raided a nightclub in 2006 as part of a liquor inspection. In Florida in 2010, officers in SWAT gear and with guns drawn carried out raids on barbershops that mostly led only to charges of “barbering without a license.

Surely in an age when the NSA managed to eradicated all terrorism (oh oops, Boston bombing, we forgot, just ignore that), the mantra that a "weapon unused is a useless weapon" has never rang more true, but dispatching crack police team to handle rogue "barbers"? Sadly, that may be just a harbinger of the crackdowns the US police state will unleash shortly on anyone even the least bit guilty of violating some law or regulation. Or maybe completely innocent, just guilty of sparking the USPD's curiosity. 

Meet the new normal SWAT: new, improved and, well, everywhere:

The number of SWAT teams has skyrocketed since the 1980s, according to studies by Peter B. Kraska, an Eastern Kentucky University professor who has been researching the issue for decades.... The ubiquity of SWAT teams has changed not only the way officers look, but also the way departments view themselves. Recruiting videos feature clips of officers storming into homes with smoke grenades and firing automatic weapons. In Springdale, Ark., a police recruiting video is dominated by SWAT clips, including officers throwing a flash grenade into a house and creeping through a field in camouflage.

The rationale for the weaponization of the US police force is simple: it's yours if you want it. Also, it's free.

The Pentagon program does not push equipment onto local departments. The pace of transfers depends on how much unneeded equipment the military has, and how much the police request. Equipment that goes unclaimed typically is destroyed. So police chiefs say their choice is often easy: Ask for free equipment that would otherwise be scrapped, or look for money in their budgets to prepare for an unlikely scenario. Most people understand, police officers say.

In the meantime, this is where the build up has come from...

Congress created the military-transfer program in the early 1990s, when violent crime plagued America’s cities and the police felt outgunned by drug gangs. Today, crime has fallen to its lowest levels in a generation, the wars have wound down, and despite current fears, the number of domestic terrorist attacks has declined sharply from the 1960s and 1970s.

 

Police departments, though, are adding more firepower and military gear than ever. Some, especially in larger cities, have used federal grant money to buy armored cars and other tactical gear. And the free surplus program remains a favorite of many police chiefs who say they could otherwise not afford such equipment. Chief Wilkinson said he expects the police to use the new truck rarely, when the department’s SWAT team faces an armed standoff or serves a warrant on someone believed to be dangerous.

 

Today, Chief Wilkinson said, the police are trained to move in and save lives during a shooting or standoff, in contrast to a generation ago — before the Columbine High School massacre and others that followed it — when they responded by setting up a perimeter and either negotiating with, or waiting out, the suspect.

... and where it is going.

In South Carolina, the Richland County Sheriff’s Department’s website features its SWAT team, dressed in black with guns drawn, flanking an armored vehicle that looks like a tank and has a mounted .50-caliber gun. Capt. Chris Cowan, a department spokesman, said the vehicle “allows the department to stay in step with the criminals who are arming themselves more heavily every day.” He said police officers had taken it to schools and community events, where it was a conversation starter.

 

Not everyone agrees that there is a need for such vehicles. Ronald E. Teachman, the police chief in South Bend, Ind., said he decided not to request a mine-resistant vehicle for his city. "I go to schools,” he said. “But I bring ‘Green Eggs and Ham.’ ”

The people are said to believe the explanation:

"When you explain that you’re preparing for something that may never happen, they get it,” said Capt. Tiger Parsons of the Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office in northwest Missouri, which recently received a mine-resistant truck.

You mean like the Fed stepping back from propping the global capital markets? Or like Caesar taking over Rome and only then handing over the power to the people?

But however you explain it and whatever you call it, don't call it overkill, no pun intended. Actually call it overkill.

Pentagon data suggest how the police are arming themselves for such worst-case scenarios. Since 2006, the police in six states have received magazines that carry 100 rounds of M-16 ammunition, allowing officers to fire continuously for three times longer than normal. Twenty-two states obtained equipment to detect buried land mines.

 

In the Indianapolis suburbs, officers said they needed a mine-resistant vehicle to protect against a possible attack by veterans returning from war.

 

“You have a lot of people who are coming out of the military that have the ability and knowledge to build I.E.D.’s and to defeat law enforcement techniques,” Sgt. Dan Downing of the Morgan County Sheriff’s Department told the local Fox affiliate, referring to improvised explosive devices, or homemade bombs. Sergeant Downing did not return a message seeking comment.

 

The police in 38 states have received silencers, which soldiers use to muffle gunfire during raids and sniper attacks. Lauren Wild, the sheriff in rural Walsh County, N.D., said he saw no need for silencers. When told he had 40 of them for his county of 11,000 people, Sheriff Wild confirmed it with a colleague and said he would look into it. "I don’t recall approving them,” he said.

Funny how that happens. Because that's the whole point: if the police department is there to protect the people, shouldn't the people decide how the police is armed? Apparently not. Then again, the light bulb did go over some heads.

At the Neenah City Council, Mr. Pollnow is pushing for a requirement that the council vote on all equipment transfers. When he asks about the need for military equipment, he said the answer is always the same: It protects police officers.

 

“Who’s going to be against that? You’re against the police coming home safe at night?” he said. “But you can always present a worst-case scenario. You can use that as a framework to get anything.”

 

Chief Wilkinson said he was not interested in militarizing Neenah. But officers are shot, even in small towns. If there were an affordable way to protect his people without the new truck, he would do it.

 

“I hate having our community divided over a law enforcement issue like this. But we are,” he said. “It drives me to my knees in prayer for the safety of this community every day. And it convinced me that this was the right thing for our community.”

Great, absolutely. Now just open it up for a vote and le the community itself decide!

Which brings us back to the original question: as the NYT succinctly summarizes the situation, "as President Obama ushers in the end of what he called America’s “long season of war,” the former tools of combat — M-16 rifles, grenade launchers, silencers and more — are ending up in local police departments, often with little public notice."

 Perhaps that sentence needs some qualification: as Obama, humiliated on the international arena by everyone, from Assad to Putin and back, and desperately seeking to avoid future embarrassment, redeploys weapons of mass murder, why is he seeking to put said weapons - many of which are of the offensive kind - not out to pasture but in America's very own back yard? Just who does Obama plan to wage his next, and hopefully last, war against? The good news is that everyone will get sufficient advance notice before said war begins by the squadrons of weaponized drones sent out to test the ground, and inflict the "accidental" collateral damage casualty, or million.

 

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Mon, 06/09/2014 - 18:06 | 4838685 StacksOnStacks
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They're rolling double to a car right now in Vegas.  Heavy presence.

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 18:10 | 4838700 Boris Alatovkrap
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How can preserve immense power of state without very best of weaponry!?

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 18:12 | 4838708 CH1
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Gee... guess who the enemy is!

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 18:13 | 4838719 Bohm Squad
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Hmmm...  War on Drugs...War on Terror...War on Poverty  Those were overwhelming victories.  So a War on US Citizens is likely to be just as effective.

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 18:14 | 4838723 CH1
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At least it will make for some nice back-door sales at the local thug complexes.

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 18:17 | 4838735 kliguy38
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someone needs to control you pillagers and looters

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 18:19 | 4838742 CH1
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someone needs to control you pillagers and looters

Of course! That's a job for professional pillagers and looters! (AKA, government.)

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 18:21 | 4838752 So What
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With few exceptions, cops have low IQ. It would be hard to change their heart and mind. Most of them get a high harassing ordinary citizens. The recent event in Las Vegas would only make them more paranoid. My guess is when violence is wide spread during the collapse, you can count on them being with the banksters. Sad but true.

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 18:26 | 4838762 Bad Attitude
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Across America,Police Departments Are Quietly Preparing For War.

Across Americia, US citizens are quietly preparing for war... A war the Obama regime is determined to start.

Forward (over the cliff)!

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 18:31 | 4838778 BTCTalks
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Hmm... I don't know much about the geographical distribution of returning vets. But if I had to hazard a guess, my map might look similar to the one above.

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 18:34 | 4838783 zerozulu
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You cannot fight with a monster but you can starve it to death. Stop feeding the monster.

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 18:38 | 4838792 THX 1178
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Why does New Mexico need all them MRAPs? Maybe its all those alien research bases.

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 19:07 | 4838883 HelluvaEngineer
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Grenade launchers.  Because Obama.

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 19:17 | 4838909 ACP
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This simply looks like a new strategy. If you can't take away all the guns, up-armor.

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 19:27 | 4838922 y3maxx
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....USSA PREPARING TO INVADE AND CONQUER CANADA!...

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 19:36 | 4838965 Big Slick
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7.62 mm rifles (from the graphic) is really odd.  This is the AK 47.  I was unaware police forces were obtaining AK style weapons (AR 5.56/.223 yes, even .308, but AK?)  Does anyone know what is going on here?

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 19:44 | 4838988 Andre
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Uhh, no. There are actually quite a few .308 assault-type (10-20 round box mag)weapons out there. Most are semi-auto, but a few are selective fire. SCAR-H is the best known.

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 20:25 | 4839104 economics9698
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Civil war is different, we can chase these guys down in their house. 

First rule of war, you never fight fair.  If you confront a enemy in a “fair” fight you are a retard.

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 01:22 | 4839662 FEDbuster
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Fourth generation warfare, study it.

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 03:56 | 4839768 linniepar
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They must ask themselves "why would returning vets be angry?" Maybe im paranoid but all recent events with VA and Bergdahl seem to be an attempt to spark outrage.  Perhaps they are running out of time and are scrambling? 

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 06:05 | 4839805 Headbanger
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Big Stick: 

The AK fires the MEDIUM power 7.62x39 SOVIET (don't say Russian) cartridge and if you did the simple math of dividing 7.62mm by 25.4 mm/inch you would find it's exactly 30 caliber!

Just like 308 which is also known as 7.62x51 NATO but is a FULL power cartridge which is fired by the AR-10 among other weapons 

Such weapons are nothing new to police forces here as most departments have had M-16s for decades (fires 5.56 NATO)

But I think a 9mm weapons such as the H&K MP-5 makes more sense for urban police forces cause 9x19 is a lot more plentiful ammo and is made with 124 grain bullets as most 7.62x39 but about half the muzzle velocity or one fourth the energy.

And when the SHTF as the preppers say it will, these heavily armed police forces will be the least of your worries.

Cause it will be your heavily armed neighbors you'll have to deal with.

So you better stop giving them the finger and tailgating and letting your dog crap on their lawn and be nice instead.

And don't think you're going to "bug out" to the hills cause rural "hills people" are even more heavily armed and much better shots. Which is why they're a lot nicer to each other.

And there's no heavily armed police forces in them thar hills nor them thar swamps or grasslands to protect you either!

 

Oh wait..   I just noticed the "scary" cartoon above shows LESS THAN TWO MAGAZINES PER RIFLE!  So no big deal.

Unless the police have been switching over to belt fed weapons instead.   THEN you have to worry!

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 08:32 | 4839967 TeamDepends
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Thank God they caught the scofflaw  barbers.

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 08:54 | 4840054 wallstreetapost...
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Sooo the closest state to Russia doesnt buy anything...  Fucking stupid!

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 09:42 | 4840224 gold-is-not-dead
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I'm so excited about the forthcoming civil unrest in the US.

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 20:40 | 4839140 chumbawamba
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Chris Cowan, a department spokesman, said the vehicle “allows the
department to stay in step with the criminals who are arming themselves
more heavily every day.

<chuckle>

I chuckle.  I don't think their little tanks and peashooters are going to be a match for the American people.

And no local pig is going to be willing to die to defend a policy coming down from a foreign jurisdiction.  Especially when he realizes that for all his fancy armaments, he's still outgunned, and the very uniform he wears makes him a target, i.e. "the enemy".

Bring it, you fucking illiterates.  Just be sure it's what you want, because there's no such thing as a fair fight (Guerrilla Warfare 101).

I am Chumbawamba.

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 19:49 | 4839015 Alex DeLarge
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7.62mm used to be used for the M60 full auto rifle. It was an amazing weapon for laying down supressive fire. It made this awesome chug chug chug sound when fired wide open. 

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M60_machine_gun

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 19:55 | 4839034 Jendrzejczyk
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The local police don't even know what is going on.

A while back, three of them were stomping off into the woods behind my house in a suburb of D.C.,  "protecting" us from a couple of kids with BB guns.

When I questioned them, they didn't even know what ammo thier assault rifles used.

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 00:03 | 4839558 Slave
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WTF are you doing living in a suburb of DC?

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 07:57 | 4839919 quasimodo
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Are you fucking kidding? They were not even able to tell you what size ammo they were using?

You sure they were not the kids with BB guns?

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 20:09 | 4839066 Kid1776
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7.62x51mm NATO is basically interchangeable with .308

The AK-47 is chambered for 7.62x39mm ... but this is not the round the graphic is referring to.

 

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 21:01 | 4839201 economics9698
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7.62x39 (AK-47), 7.62x51 (308), 7.62x54 (Mosin) 

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 00:59 | 4839641 Government need...
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Dont forget the 7.62 x 63 (BAR), for tickling the ribcage.

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 10:02 | 4840320 CoolClo
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The "head space" is different between the 7.62 NATO and the civilian .308.... That's  the reason that some non-military .308 rifes will NOT function properly with the 7.62 NATO (7.62 x 51) round..

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 21:36 | 4839269 Slave
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By saying 7.62 the graphic means 7.62x51 aka .308.

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 10:35 | 4840480 Pyrrhus
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7.62x39 is the round for the AK-47.

7.62x51 is approximately the same as the .308 Winchester.  It is the NATO round used in some sniper rifles and the M240B medium machine gun.

Having said that, homeland security has purchased many thousands of 7.62x39 rounds.  For what reason, I do not know.

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 20:33 | 4842591 JB
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To use when their shitty ARs break down.

US soldiers have been ditching M16 variants for Kalashnikovs for fifty years.

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 20:15 | 4839081 wee-weed up
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Here's the strategy...

Obozo's DHS is busy playing Santa and giving the police depts all the military toys they could ever want. The LEOs are in hog-heaven playing with them. But, here's the rub...

The DHS is going to later expect these same LEOs to obey Obozo's command to fire on US citizens when it comes. There will be a heavy cost for all those toys.

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 21:32 | 4839258 mumcard
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Lots of shiny toys will be liberated.

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 21:58 | 4839315 Bill of Rights
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And their families will perish as an example that if you side with the tyrants your brood will be eliminated.

Funny these clowns are so confident to think that 200 million strong armed citizens are just going to stand there and be docile, this is not the 1930's

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 23:24 | 4839482 boogerbently
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My fervent wish is that the police and military don't blindly follow their govt "leaders".

They MUST feel like we do, that it's "time for a change", revolution style.

Bottom up transformation.

Would you side with the tyrants while your family was waiting at home with the "oppressed" ?

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 02:56 | 4839740 Quentin Daniels
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Unfortunately, in most parts of the US, police departments typically aim to hire less intelligent cops.  They are easier to train the empathy out of, and more likely to blindly obey orders so long as their pay keeps coming.

In other places, where cops are reasonably intelligent, I'd have more faith in them siding with the citizens when SHTF.  Here in Australia, most cops are required to take a 3 year degree as a part of their training.  Low intelligence would disqualify you from even applying to be a cop.  While Australian police have started going through the same militarisation as in the US, albeit to a lesser extent, I get the feeling that if the government started overtly moving against the people, many, if not most cops would feel very uneasy about the orders they were receiving and ultimately start disobeying those orders and side with the people.  Although it does happen, compared to the US, it's rare to find a cop here that acts like they actually get a buzz from cracking the heads of fellow citizens.  There are some, but not too many.  Most are decent, intelligent citizens.

By comparison, the only hope US citizens have of the police joining them in a revolution is if the government collapses to the point that cops stop getting paid.  Of all the public payroll, the cops will be the last ones to stop being paid.

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 00:02 | 4839554 El Vaquero
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Actually, in the 1930s, we did come fairly close to a revolt.  Farmers would show up to auctions when a fellow farmer's farm had been foreclosed on, stamp out any serious buyers and then purchase the farm for something ridiculously low, like $5, and give it back to the original farmer.  And don't forget the bonus army.  As much as I dislike FDR, he did understand that those kinds of events would eventually avalanche into something bad.

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 08:11 | 4839930 youngman
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Its called harvesting...

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 19:11 | 4838900 maskone909
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Damn why okc and nm get so many? Are those future flash points?

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 22:35 | 4839388 Pants McPants
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Cushing, OK - Oil.  Same as it ever was.

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 00:04 | 4839559 El Vaquero
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Two national labs, a fuckton of nuclear weapons and the White Sands Missile Range in NM.  That and we've been known to shoot up courthouses. 

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 22:48 | 4839416 Lmo Mutton
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Kind of hard to stop feeding the monster when the damn thing prints its own food.

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 00:10 | 4839577 Seek_Truth
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One beast replaces another. (Revelation 17:11).

Until the end. (Revelation 17:10).

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 19:10 | 4838894 HelluvaEngineer
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Geographical distribution?  I'll state the obvious.  Looks like they know the South is more likely to resist.

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 21:33 | 4839260 mumcard
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And we will.

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 22:52 | 4839419 Rusty Shorts
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Obviously, no doubt. 

 

... and then there was "We don't need no stinking Badges" motherfuckers hahahahahahahaaaa

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 01:02 | 4839644 Government need...
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All those MRAPs going to South Carolina. . . Do the Feds actually expect those to be used to support their tyranny?

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 20:44 | 4838790 DoChenRollingBearing
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They arm up.

We arm up.

This escalation may go on a long time.  But, as long as we know who they (local cops) are, we can win by extortion.

I do not know what we do about the .fedgov if/when they decide to drone strike us, or use their little micro-toy killing devices...  Hackers will then be needed, stat!

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 00:20 | 4839580 El Vaquero
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If they decide to start droning us, I suspect there'll be enough support for people to storm the places where the drones are operated.  One such place is about 3 1/2 hours from me by interstate, maybe 4 or 4 1/2 by the back roads. 

 

US:  9.6 million square miles. ~317 million people.

Afghanistan:  650,000 sqare miles.  ~31 million people.

Iraq:438,000 square miles.~36 million people.

They wouldn't stand a chance against a determined populace.

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 07:33 | 4839893 Rogue Trooper
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Best comment reading this thread.  It will be the the Balkans X 100 all over again when TSHTF in the good old USSA.

... not for some time I suspect.  Perhaps after the dollar goes tits up and full retard when the pain really starts and and EBT cards, Social Security et. al. don't buy shit.

Coming eventually, to every keynesian, ponzi, multicultural, politically correct, Western State.

It's just a drawn out process and such a yawn.

 

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 00:12 | 4839585 Seek_Truth
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Q: I do not know what we do about the .fedgov if/when they decide to drone strike us, or use their little micro-toy killing devices...  Hackers will then be needed, stat!

A: The electric grid.

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 18:26 | 4838766 SilverIsKing
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The way to fight back is to destroy the donuts and coffee.  That will teach them.

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 18:33 | 4838781 max2205
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Sorry but when was the last march or riot....been a long time since we rocked and rolled.....

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 18:39 | 4838798 greatbeard
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>> when was the last march

OWS.  Didn't get a lot of support from this crowd.

 

 

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 19:06 | 4838880 DaddyO
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That's cause this crowd isn't a bunch of unwashed hippies bent on getting a free handout, raping a few passed out groupies and taking a dump on the hood of some cruiser.

Most just want to be left alone to make their way in the world unimpeded by the FED and .gov.

DaddyO

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 19:35 | 4838960 greatbeard
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Congratulations on slurping down the propaganda like a good little sheep.  Let's see, for you, it's a red star, obviously.

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 20:01 | 4839042 PrintemDano
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Your Progressive buddies all supported OWS,were in fact OWS, you sir are the one sucking down Kool Aid...OWS was used by the enemy, The Ozero admin et al.......

The Tea Party opposes .Gov, Your OWS buddies want more freebies From .Gov

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 20:13 | 4839078 greatbeard
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Suck my neighbor's dog's dick, shitbag.

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 20:35 | 4839125 Calmyourself
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Probably not my business but first unwrap your lips, you progressive fuck.

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 20:45 | 4839158 MontgomeryScott
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Occupy Wall Street (the original) was a positively great and fresh move by groups of financial employees and others (organized by Anonymous Anti-sec) which succeeded in bringing attention to the GWB bailouts of 2008 (the 'Best OWS Speech' was given by a Ron Paul supporter, by the way); as well as the rise of the Police State. It took the Soros-backed media groups TEN FULL DAYS to come up with a strategy to deal with these people (the first 10 days were an MSM BLACKOUT, and THEN attention was given to OWS when the group was infiltrarted by the likes of the CPUSA).

Unfortunately, MOST of the people on the planet didn't get the online invitations and memos, and didn't watch the first week and a half of the protest; and they only know what they have been spoon-fed by the MSM.

It's so fucked up NOW (what, with the CIA and MI6 all involved in COINTELPRO and all) that their cause is all but lost (it has been since early 2009, by the way).

Every once in a while, some ignorant bastard has been pre-programmed to give the knee-jerk response of the programming masters (they all want free shit, and that's all they want).

The FSA and 'Occupy' are (were) quite different. The FSA won't get off their lazy asses long enough to protest (and, they really don't give a shit anyway, as long as the Free Shit keeps coming).

The best 'Occupy Wall Street' speech:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aN9U5bSRy_8

 

 

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 21:32 | 4839255 DaddyO
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Hey Lessthanbeard, you're the tool, you moron. Didn't you get the memo, OWS was just a tool of the NWO to discredit anyone dumb enough to get involved.

While some of the participants early on had great intentions, they were soon led by the nose into what was indeed played out on the MSM.

Just watch and see what happens to all those who allied themselves with the Bundy Ranch episode.

This Vegas Shooting will paint with broad strokes, just like OWS. If your conservative, white and male and like Guns, God and Grub, prepare to be labeled a white supremacist nut job.

OK, now repeat after me, OWS was a pure and upright movement, founded on the purist of motives. The Bundy Ranch was a pure and upright movement, founded on the purist of motives.

Listen, unless these events line up with stated objectives and policy of the current regime, they will be morphed into the proper and approved propaganda and reshaped to fit the narrative.

DaddyO

 

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 21:58 | 4839317 greatbeard
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Nice synopsis, thanks.  I wasn't making a pro or anti statement about OWS.  But the question was asked about when the last protest was held and I stated the obvious.  There was no doubt the usual suspects would attack with their right wing Pavlovian training kicking in automatically. 

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 21:03 | 4839206 robobbob
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OWS was managed psy op from day one. dig into who did the funding, the organizing, and donating the park space. throw in some hippies, a few zealots waving red may day flags, and a couple of provocateurs, and just how could any alliance with ma and pa kettle, let alone patriot groups, ever be forged. which was very much the point of the excercise.

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 00:12 | 4839586 El Vaquero
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The last march or riot was in March, in my hometown.  I showed up as a spectator.  It was a near riot, and it did involve a couple cops getting cornered and their car getting smashed up.  It was over the shooting of James Boyd. 

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 20:50 | 4839170 WeeWilly
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So what, this is one of the dumbest most ill informed comments I've ever read here. I'm a retired cop with a masters who now teaches at a state university. I read studies. The typical police officer in this country has an IQ slightly above average. That wasn't true in the 70s when I started but it is now. Depending on where you are, the local cops can be pretty bad or pretty good. Luckily I worked with ethical cops who got into the business to help people. Painting with a broad brush and saying shit which is not true does not move the converstation forward.

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 21:14 | 4839226 Sean7k
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http://abcnews.go.com/US/court-oks-barring-high-iqs-cops/story?id=95836

Statistically insignificant at 104. The fact they can and will bar higher IQ's speaks volumes.

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 22:06 | 4839241 Christophe2
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Even in satan's little playground, there is a benefit to having good cops, since they will follow orders and even risk their lives for people, which makes the crooked cops & hierarchy look good, and since most good cops are naive enough (financially motivated enough) to 'not notice' just how insanely crooked the rest is, they serve a very useful PR purpose for TPTB.

There's always room for a few 'good cops', so long as they don't ever cross that thin blue line...

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 01:10 | 4839650 Government need...
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Oh, but fellating the cops on the force sure does move your ego forward.  Jesus, look what you are defending.  Those pigs @ the Empire State Building in 2012 firing 37 shots, including 9 rounds that hit bystanders, the criminals with badges down in Florida who shot up the car 240 times.  You know, the car with the innocent guy in the front seat.  How many non-criminal citizens have the incompetent, unrepentant dirtbags rubbed out 'accidentally' in the past 5 years?  3000?  5000? 10000?  Oh, and great policy to reward the cop who kills a citizen with paid time off.  That's not moral hazard.  NOT AT ALL.  If you ever get tired washing your own sausage, try suck-starting a shotgun.

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 22:40 | 4839401 Antifaschistische
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you know...aside from preparing for war against American citizens.....don't they realize how completely retarded they all look rolling up on CiCi's Pizza with a couple of those MRAPs (or whatever they're called).  

It's just such a gross display of way too much testasterone.    And I'm the guy who loves his guns, his knives, a good pair of boots and a dirty jean jacket to cut a 3 inch branch with Stihl designed to take down 40 inch redwoods.   But my exhibitionism is private.

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 11:37 | 4840715 Boozer
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I love my Stihl's...

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 07:26 | 4839885 tarsubil
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It's a matter of selection. I knew an exception to this rule but he quit. He couldn't stand it anymore. The good cops either succomb to the screwed up system or leave. You end up with people who justify throwing a flashbang into a crib that blows off the face of a baby by saying they're fighting a plant that grows in the ditch.

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 08:26 | 4839944 migra
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So what how about someone killing you and your family today while your eating lunch. Then some asshole can post on zh what a dumb fuck you were and how you had it coming.

Those cops did more for that community in one month than you probably have did for yours in your entire life.

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 22:04 | 4839329 dellievan
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I'm all for MRAPs thinning the Wall Street Herd.  Perfect utilization of up to date Military goodies. On ordinary Joe's not so much.

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 18:20 | 4838750 Wolferl
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To be honest. Those few armoured small trucks and some guns and ammo is not what i call "preparing for a war". Night view pieces? C´mon even i have two of them. Guess they´ll be necessary to do ordinary police work at night.

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 18:49 | 4838812 Gaius Frakkin' ...
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So what would be "preparing for war" in your opinion? NBC weapons? Because all these "goodies" were enough to wage +10 years of war in the ME...

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 18:50 | 4838835 Chupacabra-322
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Las Vegas Shooter Anti-Government Tirade
Jerad Miller speaks about his anti-government views. Second video is from 2013 before he went to jail.

Read more at http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=ab0_1402337332#AdKv1uLdOFLOz77Z.99

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 19:47 | 4839007 chunga
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I'm not a doctor but that guy looks flipped out on drugs.

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 20:55 | 4839174 Chupacabra-322
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Wonder what Psycotropics the Criminal CIA had him on. MK Ultra comes to mind. Triggers with Batman references have all been a theme in three False Flags.

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 19:56 | 4839036 Wolferl
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A few hundred small vehicles that are somewhat armoured and 500 helicopters for a country almost as big as continent and 320.000.000 people? That´s what you call war preparation? Get real.

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 00:47 | 4839629 prains
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in some countries the police go unarmed entirely, this seems more like wOAR prep

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 01:19 | 4839659 Government need...
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Ironic, no, that the harder they try to pry guns away from citizens, the faster they up-arm their Federal employees.  Hell, even the meat inspector is packing a .40 caliber sub-machine gun and body armor.

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 19:12 | 4838902 HelluvaEngineer
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When I was a kid they had revolvers and possibly a shotgun.  They have strength in numbers.  Not sure why they need tanks.

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 21:56 | 4839306 Stuck on Zero
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You are right Wolferl.  Those MRAPs make great deterrents for muggers.  Any potential mugger thinks: "I better not mug that old lady.  The police could be after me with MRAPs, SWAT teams, and machine guns.

 

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 23:42 | 4839519 All Risk No Reward
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>>War on Drugs...War on Terror...War on Poverty  Those were overwhelming victories.<<

They were major victories.

The oligarchs use US tax payers to wage war, take over countries and use those countries to grow the planet's heroin, marijuana and other crops.  The oligarchs then use tax payer money to fly it all over the world.

When banks like Wachovia and HSBC get caught laundering $100s of billions in drug money (trillions over time), nobody is criminally charged, the whistleblower is the only one fired, the money isn't confiscated and the IRS stays away.  A small fraction of 1% is announced as "biggest fine ever."

Oh, and now the cops get to no knock, bust in your home and shoot you dead if you reach for your wallet all in an effort to steal your home should your child have a gram of pot in his/her room.

Trillions in tax free profits, eviscerating liberty, gunning down citizens and the dopes who do it don't even know the "program."

Oh, and did I mention the inextinguishable debt generation and militarization of police ahead of the bankrupting of America? 

Man, the War on Drugs was a success beyond anyone's wild imagination - after all and "in the know" person like you has NO IDEA WHAT THE DRUG WAR IS ALL ABOUT - A WAR ON **YOU**!

The War on Poverty did the same...  it enriched the Monetary Robber Baron class and punked the gullible serfs who, to this very day, STILL BELIEEEEEEEEEEVE!

Welfare kept the riots down and the people docile while the jobs were shipped over seas to slave labor, forced organ donor, dictator controlled China (where the oligarchs bought in for pennies on the $100 bill - they are soooo stupid, right?).  Welfare generated even more inextinguishable debt "rope" that will be used to choke this country out.

Banksters win, again.  They are so stupid, they can commit all the crimes they want and nothing happens.  We are so smart, we use their drugs, gut our front door knocked down, get our home stolen from us, get our child tear gassed and get sent to their private prison for 10 years.  Man, we are geniuses and they are dumb.  They steal billions from investment accounts and they walk free living in palaces.  What morons!

Oh, let's not forget the War on Terror.  More inextinguishable debt to choke out America so they take ownership of it.  Sun Tzu said to end war quickly or the nation would be bankrupted.  Being a genius, you haven't read it, have you?

Well, the idiots that run this country read it and they are selling million dollar tarps to the Pentagon in no bid contracts, flying drugs all around the world for trillions in tax free profits - hell, they even use tax payer money to send guns and grenades ot their drug cartel partners, get caught AND NOTHING HAPPENS!  What morons!  If they werre smart they'd throw themselves in jail, right?

Right!

BTW, all the weapons and training and tactics used in these fake *ss wars to bankrupt our *sses will be turned against us when they actually pull the plug.  Actually, they are already training to take America down.

http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/high-tide-and-turn/2...

Get a grip on reality.  Yes, it is scary, but we can't cower from a bad reality by erecting a delusion and expect things to work out well.

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 19:26 | 4838935 astroloungers
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the folks at NYT are bright people I am sure..... they just live in an elite bubble. most of us know the rubicon was crossed long ago.

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 20:18 | 4839093 Dugald
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For whom does the bell toll....

It tolls for you!

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 18:18 | 4838737 Dick Buttkiss
Mon, 06/09/2014 - 19:34 | 4838958 skidsmango1
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...really?  WTF.

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 22:39 | 4839398 Isotope
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Reminds me of this:

"THEY sent A SLAMHOUND on Turner's trail in New Delhi, slotted it to his pheromones and the color of his hair. It caught up with him on a street called Chandni Chauk and came scrambling for his rented BMW through a forest of bare brown legs and pedicab tires. Its core was a kilogram of recrystallized hexogene and flaked TNT.

He didn't see it coming. The last he saw of India was the pink stucco facade of a place called the Khush-Oil Hotel.

Because he had a good agent, he had a good contract. Because he had a good contract, he was in Singapore an hour after the explosion. Most of him, anyway. The Dutch surgeon liked to joke about that, how an unspecified percentage of Turner hadn't made it out of Palam International on that first flight and had to spend the night there in a shed, in a support vat."

From Count Zero, by William Gibson

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 18:44 | 4838814 TheGardener
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Well, where would the emboldened citizens snatch all that gear from ? Time is up so man up and source that vehicle
at street level before it would make your neighborhood uninhabitable.

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 20:53 | 4839176 SILVERGEDDON
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War On Americans.

Up next, to replace the War On Terror, which hasn't worked out too well. 

Tha's gotta stimulate the economy, right ? Right ? 

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 23:45 | 4839526 All Risk No Reward
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Do you know how many tax free trillions these criminal Banksters have made on the drugs grown in Afghanistan (#1 heroine producer, #1 marijuana producer on Earth!), all tax free, while simultaneously bankrupting America and erecting a military complex that can be used to wage war on America when she is fully tied down for the r*ping?

Banksters win, everyone else loses.

Every time.

Bsnksters aren't dumb, we are dumb.

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 22:33 | 4839384 disabledvet
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Heck of a way to fight a war.

"Let's knock ourselves out first."

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 18:14 | 4838717 JLee2027
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---They're rolling double to a car right now in Vegas.  Heavy presence.---

 

Scared. And the cops should always be scared of the people they are supposed to serve. 

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 19:00 | 4838867 Chupacabra-322
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False Flag or not. Perhaps this is just another random shooting. However, problem is the Criminal MSM & Criminal UNITED STATES, CORP. INC. Foreign Agents (CONgress) will use it to further erode our freedoms & continue with demonizing the Liberty movement with more PsyOp's / False Narratives.

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 19:00 | 4838866 Redneck Hippy
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When every nutcase has an assault rifle, can you blame the police departments for not wanting to be outgunned?

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 19:28 | 4838937 nmewn
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WTF is an assault rifle...can you even define it?

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 19:44 | 4838993 Bro of the Sorr...
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i think i've heard of those....people on ZH have collectively lost a few thousand in boating accidents.

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 20:08 | 4839062 nmewn
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We do seem to be bad about losing stuff and not keeping proper or valid documentation on our lost property.

Almost as awful as .gov ;-)

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 21:00 | 4839198 SILVERGEDDON
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Ahh, but at least we didn't Holderize ours to Mexico when we lost 'em...................

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 23:45 | 4839527 Miffed Microbio...
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Oooh.... Oooh.... Nmewn pick me! An assault rifle is by definition a gun that is scary. I put a " Hello Kitty" sticker on my AR and that makes it ok.

Miffed;-)

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 04:15 | 4839778 Tall Tom
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When you can make poison gas generators and Rocket Propelled Grenades then who needs a gun?

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 00:25 | 4839606 El Vaquero
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An M-16 is an assault rifle.  An AR-15 is not an assault rifle.  It has something to do with there being a third position on the safety ;)

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 04:17 | 4839780 Tall Tom
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Is...Is that the Rock and Roll Switch? I am trembling in my shoes...oh no.

 

LMAO

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 08:30 | 4839960 Incubus
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I've never been much of a full auto guy.

 

I prefer taking my shots one at a time.  Seems wasteful to just spray the shit.

 

I'm a sniper at heart, I guess.

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 08:42 | 4840002 Miffed Microbio...
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Sniping is an art as well as a science. I have had the privilege observing one show me his craft. I was dumbfounded and humbled at the accuracy. Comparatively I am a pathetic knuckledragger that must ply the spray the bay technique if ever challenged. I can't imagine how a talented sniper could cause such psychological as well as physical terror in a population.

Miffed;-)

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 18:08 | 4838691 kchrisc
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Treason must be well armed.

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 18:11 | 4838704 Gringo Viejo
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This whole thing w/ Holder, Domestic Terrorism and yesterdays shooting is too clever by half me thinks.

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 01:22 | 4839663 Government need...
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No shit.  The day before the murders, it is annouced Holder is forming new SS legions to hunt-down anti-government/racist thought-criminals.  The next day, sha-boom!  Couple of Nazi/Tea-Party white guys break bad out in Nevada.  Turns out, they were at the Bundy ranch, too!  A little too convenient.  Do they actually think we're that stupid?  Or that they have any credibility?

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 19:40 | 4838951 Kirk2NCC1701
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So they "go Nazi" for ... “barbering without a license”?

Soon it will be “bartering without a license.” 

But, not to worry.  When the Reset comes, TPTB will get rid of all cash and allow only (real-time trackable) electronics payments via Debit Cards and iToys with a biometric ID.  Wait till they skip that soon after, and just go for chip implants.  It will give gold as a "barbaric relic" (Buffet's label) a whole new meaning.

No wonder they don't care about gold anymore.  When you become the walking, talking wallet, they will have you by the balls 24/7/365 -- wherever you go, and whatever you buy or sell.  They will ban barter, by having tons of MSM propaganda, sting operations and by having snitches rat you out:  "If you smell or see something, say something."

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 19:48 | 4839009 Kirk2NCC1701
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And wait till they use a F/Flag as a pretext to go "cashless".  I predict... that they will have some Dupe act as a fake Tea Party-er, and take a wounding shot at He Who Must Not Be Named (the Dark Lord), a la "The Shooter", and then use this pretext to go "full bore".

That way the prophecy of the Antichrist as the Man of Peace (Prize), who "had a mortal head-wound but came back by some (unholy) miracle", will have become self-fulfilling.

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 18:09 | 4838694 buzzsaw99
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they have to defend the rest of us from the zero hedge militia which sounds about ready to go full retard

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 18:10 | 4838697 TahoeBilly2012
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What's it like to wake up every morning knowing you are a pussy? 

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 18:11 | 4838705 Boris Alatovkrap
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Is better than wake up find out Thai cocktail waitress is not.

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 18:19 | 4838745 krispkritter
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Speaking from experience Boris? Natch, natch, grin, grin, wink, wink...

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 19:33 | 4838955 Parrotile
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  "Unexpected Parts" = permanent psychological scarring!

Seems David Bowie was pretty prescient - "Don't know if you're a boy or a girl" has a whole new meaning nowadays!

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 19:32 | 4838948 SF beatnik
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I want Boris to be President. He makes a lottasense.

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 19:48 | 4839011 Parrotile
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Be careful what you wish for. If the continual barrage of "West is Great" propaganda manages to really piss off the Russians / Chinese / Eastern Asia economic alliances, you may well have "a Boris" as "President".

Only he might answer to the name Vladimir . . . . . . (and for the West that might be the "best case scenario", the alternative being very Chinese!)

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 22:34 | 4839386 disabledvet
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Meh. "Boris as President, Boris as War." It's all American to me.

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 18:12 | 4838710 Omegaman2211
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Why can't you defend yourself?

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 18:36 | 4838789 Bohm Squad
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I'll just leave this here...

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 23:43 | 4839520 bunnyswanson
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http://www.zerohedge.com/contributed/2012-08-20/major-general-why-are-do...

Senator Daniel Inouye said in 1987:

There exists a shadowy Government with its own Air Force, its own Navy, its own fundraising mechanism, and the ability to pursue its own ideas of national interest, free from all checks and balances, and free from the law itself.

A silent coup is just that.  Who can't you talk about?

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 18:09 | 4838695 TahoeBilly2012
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Selling better than GM cars!

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 18:13 | 4838715 john39
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just wait to they start using these to destroy the homes of anyone who objects to tyranny...  the world will be one giant Palestine:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IDF_Caterpillar_D9

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 18:38 | 4838797 Things that go bump
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We know where they live, what bar they frequent, where their children go to school, where their wife shops because they live amongst us. 

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 19:30 | 4838942 No Quarter
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Worked for the Irish...

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 21:41 | 4839280 mumcard
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It was working.  The Brits were losing their stomach for it.  Until the brown terrists stole their gig.

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 03:47 | 4839764 SilverRhino
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Those are not nearly as tough as you think.   The added weight makes them TERRIBLE dozers and even slower than a regular D9.  

Also HESH will do one hell of a number on them.

 

 

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 18:14 | 4838702 tony wilson
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dis is a non story

dis is good

boco harem from nigeria are comin to the homelands.

dem musselamics wanna kill puppies and nail kittens to der wall.

they will kill us alls if are jewish leaders are not prepared

 

i am morbidly obese and cannot protect my kinfolks from der cumin rapin and pillagin

we needs to  give are swat teams and seal teams sixes everyting they can to kill der enema and der evil doers

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 20:03 | 4839050 InjectTheVenom
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mushrooms ?

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 20:54 | 4839183 intric8
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I used to comment like you. Wilson is a poet, of sorts. There's lots of wisdom in his pithy replies and ruminations when you catch him on his very creative days

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 18:11 | 4838707 NOTaREALmerican
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Interesting as to which states are the most heavily armed.  

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 19:08 | 4838884 Chupacabra-322
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Yup, States which have strong Second Amendment support. When push comes to shove & collapse occurs many of these costume wearing Criminal Corp. Pinkertin Thugs will take off their costumes, steal the tax paid for armories & run home, tail tucked in their asses to protect their loved ones.

The ones left defending the Criminal Fraud UNITED STATES, CORP. INC. will have cross hairs on them behind every blade of grass. Floridians don't fuck around.

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 19:47 | 4839005 Crawdaddy
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Gators gotta eat too

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 18:12 | 4838709 JLee2027
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If the citizens rise up, all that is not going to make a bit of difference. 

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 19:04 | 4838876 ironmace
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Ah, but what does it take for that to occur?

Maybe if we didn't have the internet to vent on....

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 19:46 | 4839001 Crawdaddy
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Yes. Interwebs stoppage will be a distinctive shit-just-got-real line for some folks

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 01:28 | 4839672 Government need...
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If da interNUTZ goes, Imma act da foo!

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 20:13 | 4839080 Parrotile
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If "The Citizens" dare to rise up, they will find that the "Enforcement Regime" have weapon systems beyond their wildest imagination.

The US has spent billions on chemical incapacitant research (way back to the Vietnam era).  When it "comes to the crunch", they can (and will) deploy this "in order to maintain Law and Order". 

"Local Insurrection"? - easily (and invisibly) stopped by "an unfortunate transport accident". Your entirely complicit MSM will be told exactly what to report, and they will follow these orders as if their livelihood depends on it, which of course it does.

Organising via SMS / Mobile Telephony? Oops - "temporary service failure - normal service will be resumed as soon as possible". Even the FRS network can be jammed (and believe me it WILL be jammed, as will all other effective means of "uncontrolled communication").

The irony is that the West continues to mock and demonise Russia. A West where the likes of Stalin and Pol Pot would feel very much "at home, Business as Usual"!

Might be a good (though late) time to adopt the British interest in Homing Pigeons - worked in both World Wars!

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 01:31 | 4839673 Government need...
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Well, the government has been effectively covering up all those alien landings.  On the other hand, the Fedcoats would find a way to fcuk up hitting water if ordered to fall out of a boat.

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 18:15 | 4838712 ebworthen
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Well, at least we'll be safe; as long as we shelter in place and do as we are instructed.

Mayberry RFID.

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 18:17 | 4838736 CH1
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Passivity = Safety.

The creed of sheep.

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 18:54 | 4838848 Tsunami Wave
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To borrow a liberal argument that I've heard a lot of over years: Why was all that money spent on weapons and armored vehicles when it could have been spent on education, helping the (actually-disadvantaged) poor, etc.?

(Not saying that necessarily works, but you can make a liberal spin in circles over that logic & what the administration is doing.)

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 19:10 | 4838893 e_goldstein
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Don't forget your scissors!

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