Sunday, March 31, 2013

BACKLASH

Ebay has chosen sides in the debate: check it out.



Basically what happened is a clever eBay user started a trend: selling Jim Carrey paraphernalia by advertising that proceeds for the sale will be used to purchase a gun. This imaginative event sparked a mini-trend, until the auction site put an end to the movement.

Ebay is showing their colors. They are taking sides against citizens exercising their rights as guaranteed by the US Constitution. Do not patronize this site anymore!

- STORMBRINGER SENDS

REALLY? IN AMERICA ? ? ?

Warrantless Drones Spying On Americans



We are some distance away from circumstances that led our forefathers to rebel against their government, but I fear the “frog in pot of water” syndrome where we allow bites and nibbles before we suddenly say “oh shit, too late”.

I do not wish to become an outlaw, but I will not bow to tyranny. Sooner or later, all of us must draw the line.


Eight Things to Expect Under Martial Law:

1. Detention without charges. Expect precautionary arrests, pre-crime prosecution, warrantless no-knock home invasions and mass relocations. Should anybody believe mass relocations is a stretch, recall the forced removal of Japanese Americans from the western coastal states to inland camps. Recall Civil Defense in World War II and the Cold War was about more than blackouts and bomb shelters, it was authorized to relocate populations of whole regions should the order be given. Also expect Bills of Attainder, i.e., laws which designate criminal demographics rather than criminal activities, meaning criminalization of those parts of the citizenry they identify with dissent or opposition.


2. Confiscation of property. This includes wealth in any form: bank accounts, stock portfolios, bonds, retirement funds including 401Ks, croplands, the family car, real estate—especially if adjacent to federal facilities or major bridges or power transmission nodes or international borders, or if it has a nice view some Diversity Director really likes, &c. Expect industries or entire sectors of the economy to be nationalized, railroads and power plants for example. Expect private or commercial stocks of rare earths, precious metals, fuels and such to be seized as "strategic materials." Recall confiscation of privately held—i.e., "hoarded"—gold in the 1930s using the Trading With The Enemy Act of 1917.


3. Restricted travel. Expect a standard universal identification system, curfews, travel permits amounting to internal passports, no-travel lists, security checkpoints and a priority system for users of each mode of travel. Expect "refugees" and "domestic terrorists" being transported to "resettlement centers" to have a high priority. Parts of the interstate highway may be intermittently or permanently closed to civilians. Automobiles built before GPS devices and other self-reporting black boxes may command a premium. Expect indirect travel restrictions. Recall new automobile tires weren't merely rationed in the US during World War II, they were unavailable, although freely sold to anybody in Canada and Mexico, and "anybody" included border state residents and black marketeers.


4. Restricted communications. Expect disinformation, anti-rumor campaigns, on-site advisors for editors and news broadcasters, and protective custody for dissident commentators. Internet access will be throttled back and conditional as will be alternative forms of communications, amateur short wave radio for instance. Some opposition sites will be covertly run by the regime as "honey pot" sting operations. Wikileaks is a likely template. During World War II it was illegal to photograph rail and seaport facilities or the like. Expect photography in formerly public areas to be presumed evidence of domestic terrorism, especially of official interactions with civilians, as will be possession or circulating such photos or videos.


5. Weapons confiscation. Expect revocation of licenses and permits, an expanded list of proscribed weapons—muzzle loaders, bows, knives, even sporting slingshots. Expect the usual confiscation tactics: amnesty collection drives, tracing ownership through registrations and vendor records of accessories purchases, incentives to inform authorities of weapons possession or ammunition trading and the like. Many doomers with buried weapons will be unpleasantly surprised at how public their stash really is. Zero tolerance in the schools foretells the spirit of martial law toward weapons. Zero tolerance originated in occupied Europe where, say, merely handling the rusted remains of a gun found among the rubble meant on-the-spot execution.


6. Centralized allocation of commodities and goods. Expect rationing of all goods, including food, clothing, fuel, water, and electricity. Expect the rationing system to be complex, ever-changing, incentivized and corrupt. Favored persons, activities and businesses will be generously supplied "in the interest of the greater good." Anti-hoarding laws, already in place, will ensure a general improvidence and dependency. They allow citizens to stock provisions for about the same time period as the DHS recommends for emergencies, seven to ten days. Coincidence?


7. Citizen surveillance. Expect the "See something, Say something" campaign to become a fully developed citizen surveillance system along the lines of Cuba's Rapid Action Brigades with "guidance" on reportable instances using "public service" announcements. The IRS's "whistle blower" program may be a template for structured rewards. Participation in the black market (formerly, free market) is likely to be high on the list, including barter or transactions involving precious metals, even for otherwise legal goods or services. Expect abuse of the citizen surveillance system for personal advantage, extortion or revenge.


8. Price, wage and currency controls. Expect prices and wages to be capped and money transfers to be restricted and closely monitored. Currency is all but untraceable, look for replacement by small denomination scrip and auditable instruments similar to SNAP EBT cards for all else. The $100 bill is the largest circulating denomination precisely because it is inconveniently small for large purchases. Expect ruinous currency controls, a form of confiscation to keep wealth from accompanying its owner, used by totalitarian states to prevent escape or to impoverish dissenters when expelled.




- STORMBRINGER SENDS




Friday, March 29, 2013

PRESIDENT'S GUNS

"By calling attention to a well-regulated militia for the security of the Nation, and the right of each citizen to keep and bear arms, our founding fathers recognized the essentially civilian nature of our economy. Although it is extremely unlikely that the fear of governmental tyranny, which gave rise to the 2nd amendment, will ever be a major danger to our Nation, the amendment still remains an important declaration of our basic military-civilian relationship, in which every citizen must be ready to participate in the defense of his country. For that reason I believe the 2nd Amendment will always be important."

JOHN F. KENNEDY


This gold-plated AR-15 was presented to President Kennedy by Colt Firearms. - From R. L. Wilson's The Colt Heritage


Colt manufactured this custom New Frontier Colt for President John F. Kennedy with a serial number of PT-109. The 35th President never received his revolver as a result of his tragic assassination in 1963.


RICHARD M. NIXON


In their December 21, 1970 meeting, Elvis Presley gave Nixon a commemorative World War II Colt .45 . . . and requested to be made "Federal Agent at Large" in the war against drugs.

Colt Presentation Single-Action Army Colt crafted this elegant Presentation grade single-action army for Nixon in 1972. It was never presented though as a result of the Watergate Scandal. The serial number is RMN No. 1
-Image Courtesy the Autry Museum



"You won't get gun control by disarming law-abiding citizens. There's only one way to get real gun-control; disarm the thugs and the criminals. Lock them up and if you don't actually throw away the key, at least lose it for a long time . . . it's a nasty truth, but those who seek to inflict harm are not fazed by gun controllers. I happen to know this from personal experience."

RONALD REAGAN


Colt Presentation Single-Action Army Manufactured in 1984 with the serial number RR-1, this elegant Colt Single-Action Army was crafted for our nation's 40th president. Like Nixon's Single-Action Army, the presentation of this revolver never happened.- Image Courtesy the Autry Museum

Nancy Reagan carried a firearm all the time. Nobody was going to shoot her husband again.



GEORGE WASHINGTON

Marquis de Lafayette, a young French soldier who volunteered to fight for the United States, gave Washington this pair of saddle pistols with barrels made of Damascus steel. Washington reportedly carried these sidearms at Valley Forge, Monmouth, Yorktown and during the Whiskey Rebellion as President. Washington maintained possession of the pistols until his death in 1799. Andrew Jackson owned them for a spell, until bequeathing them back to the Lafayette family.


-Image courtesy of Christies


"Laws that forbid the carrying of arms . . . disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes . . . such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man. - Thomas Jefferson, 1764


THOMAS JEFFERSON


This flintlock pocket pistol reportedly belonged to our nation's third president.



JAMES MADISON / JAMES MONROE


James Madison was presented with this pair of fully functioning pistols by South American General Ignacio Alvarez, reportedly crafted from meteorite iron found in the Campo del Cielo crater in Argentina. Alvarez' words were accepted as fact until nearly 200 years later when science took a closer look and determined the pistols weren't made from meteoric iron. After Madison's passing, James Monroe took possession of the guns.
-Image courtesy of www.redorbit.com



ANDREW JACKSON

"Old Hickory" dueled it out with more than one opponent with pistols, including an incident in which he was dueling Charles Dickinson. Dickinson shot first, hitting Jackson in the chest. Jackson then took aim and pulled the trigger only to be greeted with a misfire, which according to dueling rules counts as a shot. Jackson pulled the hammer back again and pulled the trigger, and killed Dickinson with his second effort. Jackson then returned to his office and worked at his desk the rest of the day before seeking medical aid; he lived another nineteen years with the lead ball in his chest. Andrew Jackson also helped Colt Firearms get noticed after giving his stamp of approval to the newly designed revolver.


The above percussion pistol was reportedly owned by Jackson and was made circa 1830.




MARTIN VAN BUREN

Senate Pistols: when Martin Van Buren presided over the senate as Vice President, he wore a pair of pistols for security measures. Imagine a Vice-President trying to get away with that today.




RUTHERFORD B. HAYES


The 19th President of the United States carried this Smith & Wesson .32 Caliber revolver during the Civil War. This gun is in the Hayes Museum in Fremont, OH.



GROVER CLEVELAND


This Colt 8-gauge shotgun was owned by our 22nd president, Grover Cleveland. The engraved double barrel is believed to be the only eight gauge in existence.-Image courtesy of the National Firearm Museum



THEODORE ROOSEVELT


This Smith & Wesson New Model No. 3 revolver is attributed by Smith & Wesson factory records to future U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt. He most likely took delivery of this gun just prior to training his Rough Riders at San Antonio, Texas. -Image courtesy of the National Firearm Museum


This Colt Revolver was recovered from the sunken USS Maine and subsequently carried in combat by Lt. Colonel Theodore Roosevelt during the Spanish American War. He used this weapon during his Medal of Honor engagement.


According to Roosevelt family tradition this handsome Fabrique Nationale Model 1900 semi-automatic pistol automatic pistol was Teddy Roosevelt's nightstand gun while in the Whitehouse.
-Image courtesy of the National Firearm Museum




ELEANOR ROOSEVELT

The First Lady of firearms, Teddy's cousin-in-law Eleanor was very handy with a sidearm. She often carried a S&W .38 Special Revolver. -Image courtesy Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum



HARRY S. TRUMAN

Harry S. Truman was presented this Colt M1911 and Colt Officers Model .22 LR in 1947 by Colt President Graham H. Anthony.






DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER

This U.S. Colt Model 1911A1 semi automatic pistol was given by General Dwight D. Eisenhower to Admiral Sir A. B. Cunningham, Royal Navy, during the November 1942 Allied invasion of North Africa.


While serving as the Supreme Allied Commander during World War II, Eisenhower's preferred sidearm was a Colt Detective Special.
- National Firearms Museum


WRITTEN BY A USMC VET



He wrote:

The American Dream ended (on November 6th) in Ohio. The second term of Barack Obama will be the final nail in the coffin for the legacy of the white Christian males who discovered, explored, pioneered, settled and developed the greatest Republic in the history of mankind.

A coalition of Blacks, Latinos, Feminists, Gays, Government Workers, Union Members, Environmental Extremists, The Media, Hollywood, uninformed young people, the "forever needy," the chronically unemployed, illegal aliens and other "fellow travelers" have ended Norman Rockwell's America.

The Cocker Spaniel is off the front porch . . . the Pit Bull is in the back yard.

The American Constitution has been replaced with Saul Alinsky's "Rules for Radicals" and Chicago shyster, David Axelrod, along with international Socialist George Soros will be pulling the strings on their beige puppet to bring us Act 2 of the New World Order.

Our side ran two candidates who couldn't even win their own home states, and the circus fattster Chris Christie helped Obama over the top with a glowing "post Sandy" tribute that elevated the "Commander-in-Chief" to Mother Teresa status. (Aside: with the way the polls were run, he didn't need any help!)

People like me are completely politically irrelevant, and I will never again comment on or concern myself with the aforementioned coalition which has surrendered our culture, our heritage and our traditions without a shot being fired.

You will never again out-vote these people. It will take individual acts of defiance and massive displays of civil disobedience to get back the rights we have allowed them to take away. It will take Zealots, not moderates--not reach-across-the-aisle RINOs to right this ship and restore our beloved country to its former status.

Those who come after us will have to risk their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor to bring back the Republic that this generation has timidly frittered away due to "white guilt" and political correctness.....

I'm done.


Couldn't have said it better myself - S.L.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

WELCOME TO WISCONSIN



Today's post is dedicated to my good friend & colleague Wayne-Bo who is the most extraordinary individual in the security game I have ever met.

- STORMBRINGER SENDS

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

BEND OVER HERE IT COMES . . .



I don't need to listen to Rush Limbaugh to know exactly what is wrong with Obamacare and why YOU do not want this . . . S.L.

CVS Ordering Workers To Reveal Weight, Health Info

SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) — Pharmacy giant CVS has told workers in the Bay Area and around the nation to reveal their weight and other health information, or pay extra for health coverage.

The company announced Wednesday what it called “A Plan for Health,” that features a mix of rewards and penalties for employees.

Among the measures, employees must report their weight, body fat, cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar levels. Workers must also be tobacco free or enroll in an addiction program by next year.



One of the first things you learn in the Army is "You take the King's schilling . . . " meaning they pay so you do what they say. That's OK in a volunteer outfit, but in the old days "The King's schilling" had a more sinister connotation.

So it is with ObamaCare - the American people have lost a significant amount of freedom of choice. CVS is not driving these requirements; there will be more and more businesses demanding private health information from employees. What follows is they start telling you what you can and cannot eat - Mayor Big Gulb Bloomburg is already there - and then a keytag with a barcode that you better swipe at the gym, and log into the treadmill. Can't own a gun because that's a health risk, too.

Mark my words.

Wait and see, people.

- STORMBRINGER SENDS.



TAKES ALL KINDS

Police: Man claims to be CIA agent, pulls gun over parking spot


Police reports say Ryan C. Duff, who claimed to be a CIA agent and Navy SEAL, pulled a small handgun with red laser from his waistband and pointed it a man, saying, “I don’t want you parking in front of my apartment.” / Booking photo

A Palm Bay FL man who said he was a CIA agent when he allegedly threatened another man with a handgun — apparently over a parking issue – is facing a felony charge.

Police reports say Ryan C. Duff pulled a small handgun with red laser from his waistband and pointed it a man, saying, “I don’t want you parking in front of my apartment.”

Duff, 35, lives in the 200 block of Interchange Drive, where the incident occurred late Friday.

The man allegedly threatened the victim and the victim’s family as they were walking to their car. The police report says Duff told them he “killed people like you everyday” and “watch where you park bro.”

Officers surrounded Duff’s apartment and the suspect came out when police knocked on his door. He had a small black handgun at the time and upon police instruction dropped the weapon and got on the ground, the report says.

“While Ryan was in custody, he stated that the ‘worked for the CIA and is also a Navy Seal member’,” his arrest report reads. “Ryan appeared to be under the influence of some substance, he was being belligerent and not being cooperative.”

Duff was arrested on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without the intent to kill. He was taken to jail and posted bond and has been released, according to jail records.


Yah WHATEVER . . . this guy has an interesting fantasy life. I can't believe they let him out on bail . . .

- STORMBRINGER SENDS

Selecting the Best Contractor For Your Home Improvement Project

Maintaining or renovating a home can be a very daunting task for most people. However, after all the hard work and investment in time and resources you have allocated for a home improvement project, the satisfaction of seeing a superbly crafted home that you can call your own can be priceless indeed. Such is the importance of choosing the best and most qualified contractor who is knowledgeable and capable enough to turn your vision into a remarkable work of art.

When choosing a contractor for repairs or renovations for your home improvement project, it is vital that you first acquire all the important information about a particular contractor before ever committing in getting their services. You need to make sure that they are capable of performing all the inclusive work, including customized builds and improvements that you would want your home to have. To get all these pertinent information, you should ask your contractors a strategic set of questions designed to extract all the data that you will need. To help you start in this direction, you should ask the following set of questions:

* Does the contractor have the appropriate knowledge and experience with the type of home improvement project that you have in mind?

According to recent information from the industry, approximately 80 percent of contractors and builders are knowledgeable and are adequately trained in the latest construction and building techniques. However, even though they may have the training with these new techniques and the certifications to show for it (ex: techniques in energy-saving green building technologies, etc), their actual experience may have just been picked up or even achieved as they work on new projects. On some cases, the home renovation projects may involve a historic home with irreplaceable artifacts or sections. A contractor may not have the expertise in dealing with such a home nor could they match the craftsmanship involved with these historic masterpieces.

* Is there an existing relationship between your contractor and architect/designer and have they worked together on a project before?

For your home improvement project, you may take on the services of some of the best architects and interior designers in the whole of Massachusetts. To complement the expertise of these professionals, it is but proper to also get the services of the best contractors for the project. In such cases, it would be best to choose a contractor whom your architect or designer knows. They may be aware of the track record of these contractors and may be comfortable working with some that they can identify. With such arrangements, you can be assured of a timely completion of your project and in the manner that you envisioned it to be.

* When you inquire something about the project, does the contractor communicate well with you?

It is a normal thing for homeowners to ask something about a home remodeling project from their contractors. However, if all you get is a hasty answer without much details and it would appear that they want you off their faces, then be careful of such contractors. A good contractor should be receptive of the needs of their clients and should be ready to discuss every detail of the project should you ask for it.

* Is the contractor experienced in working with your kind of home?

A commercial construction is different from a home construction in terms of details and even on building and safety codes. The contractor should be adept in the type of home that you have, otherwise they might turn your priced possession into their laboratory for trial-and-error building methods.

* How fast can the contractor start and how soon can they complete the job?

Finding the best contractor is one thing, but having them start on your home as per schedule is another. You might be at the end of a long list of clients and would have to sit it out for months on end. You should weigh the urgency of having the work done as soon as possible or getting the services of the best contractor that you can get.

* Is there a guarantee for their work after completion?

A competent contractor will give you the assurance of an excellent renovation or repair work and will provide you with a guarantee on the work done. They should be confident enough of the quality of their work and give their clients the assurance that they need.

Conducting a one-of-a-kind home improvement project for your Massachusetts home entails the best services from the best professionals available for the job. Taking a few extra moments in checking out your contractors before hiring them can spell the difference between a disastrous undertakings or a magnificent work of art you can call your home.

PUT A BAG OF SH*T IN FRONT OF A LIBERAL . . .

. . . and he'll step in it every time:

Captain Mark E. Kelly Tries to Cover for AR-15 Buy

Gun-control proponent Mark E. Kelly, husband to former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, recently purchased an AR-15 (he referred to it as an "assault weapon,") which he intended to illustration the need for more stringent gun laws.

Kelly reportedly bought the AR-15 and a 1911 semi-automatic pistol at a gun store in Tucson, Arizona.

Neil McCabe, editor of Guns & Patriots newsletter, reported that “Mark E. Kelly, made purchases which included an AR-15 - sometimes described as an "assault rifle" - at 3:30 pm on the afternoon of March 5 at Diamondback Police Supply in Tucson, Arizona.




Now the Arizona gun store which sold the rifle to Mark Kelly is going to help Kelly fullfill his dream of keeping "assault rifles" out of the hands of idiots . . . most notably, himself:

Mark Kelly Gun Purchase Nixed By Arizona Store Owner




Tuesday, March 26, 2013

A SHOOTERS PRAYER


LORD MAKE ME FAST AND ACCURATE

Let my Aim be True and My Hand Faster
Than Those Who Would Seek to Destroy Me.

Grant Me Victory Over My Foes
And Those Who Wish to Do Harm to Me and Mine.

Let Not My Last Thought Be
'IF ONLY I HAD MY GUN . . .'

And Lord if This Day is Truly
The Day That You Call Me Home,

LET ME DIE IN A PILE OF BRASS ! ! !




STORMBRINGER SENDS

BRITISH HEROES

Military Honours: Heroes Rewarded For Bravery



Lance Corporal Abbie Martin, 20, said she was "petrified" as she treated the injured comrade in Afghanistan with bullets flying overhead - but "my training kicked in".

L/Cpl Martin was on her first tour of duty and leapt into action when she heard there was a "man down" on the battlefiield.

"At first I was hiding and then everyone was giving me fire support so I could get to the guy and treat him," she said. "I was just thinking about the casualty - all the things I could do for him - my training just kicked in - as well as not getting shot. It was the most petrifying experience of my life but I knew I had that job and I had to do it."

Several days later, despite a struggle to come to terms with the horror of her first patrol, she treated multiple casualties after a grenade blast, saving all the injured.


Cpt Dobbin received the Military Cross for personally leading a 200m charge at insurgents in Nahr-e-Saraj last summer.

Captain Michael Dobbin, 28, Grenadier Guards, was on the same patrol with L/Cpl Ashworth, who gave his life, earning the Victoria Cross (yesterday's post - S.L.).



Lance Corporal Lawrence Kayser fought with shrapnel in his arm.

Lance Corporal Lawrence Kayser, 27, was awarded the Military Cross for saving fellow soldiers from a "potentially disastrous situation" in Helmand in June 2012 when his platoon came upon the enemy while preparing an ambush.

When his platoon suddenly came under fire, L/Cpl Kayser leapt from a ditch and charged Taliban fighters, shooting one enemy in his path before being hit by shrapnel from a grenade, which wounded his arm, but fought on, driving insurgents out of the compound.

At one point L/Cpl came face-to-face with the insurgent he said: "It was a surprise for both of us. Neither of us thought the other was there. I just had the feeling I wanted all the angles covered. He had an AK47. We both raised our rifles at the same time but I fired from the hip. Luckily he missed but I clipped him in the abdomen. He dived back as I dived to the side."



Sgt Geddes "breathed fire into the spirit of his men."

Sergeant Roy Geddes, 43, from the RAF Regiment, received the Military Cross after battling insurgents when they attacked Camp Bastion in September last year. He fought on despite being wounded in the knee after one of his vehicles was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade.

Sgt Geddes is only the second member of the RAF to receive the MC for action in Afghanistan. He is recognised alongside Corporal Kurt Lee, 28, also from the RAF, who is Mentioned In Despatches for his own role in the battle.


Honor these brave soldiers of the British Isles

- STORMBRINGER


Sunday, March 24, 2013

L/Cpl JAMES ASHWORTH VC, KIA 13-6-12 Afghanistan

The Victoria Cross is the highest award for gallantry for the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Is the equivalent of the Medal of Honor. Since the Second World War, the Victoria Cross has only been awarded 10 times to British soldiers. - S.L.


Lance-Corporal James Ashworth became the first recipient of the Victoria Cross since 2006 - awarded posthumously.

L/Cpl Ashworth, from Corby, Northamptonshire, was killed as he stormed an insurgent position in the Nahr-e-Saraj district of Helmand in June 2012.

L/Cpl Ashworth and his platoon were ordered into Nahr-e-Saraj on June 13 to engage an insurgent sniper team. They came under fire as soon as they landed, prompting L/Cpl Ashworth to lead his team in a 300-metre charge to the enemy position in a local village. Two insurgents were killed in this initial attack but a follow-up assault by Afghan police stalled when a patrolman was shot and killed as the enemy fled.

The citation for the Victoria Cross reveals "supremely courageous and inspiring" actions:

Despite the ferocity of the insurgent's resistance, Ashworth refused to be beaten. His total disregard for his own safety in ensuring that the last grenade was posted accurately was the gallant last action of a soldier who had willingly placed himself in the line of fire on numerous occasions earlier in the attack.

With no regard for his own safety, L/Cpl Ashworth again led from the front of his team, advancing on an insurgent compound and using grenades to drive the final remaining enemy to an outbuilding. The insurgent was now being supported by fire from several positions, with the enemy desperate to protect their sharpshooter team. The immediate priority for L/Cpl Ashworth's team was now to neutralise the final sharpshooter and extract as soon as possible.

Seeking to break the stalemate using his final grenade, L/Cpl Ashworth dropped to the floor and crawled behind a knee-high wall that ran parallel to the front of the outbuilding. With just enough cover to conceal his prostrate form, he inched forward on his belly. Bullets flew over his head as he edged forward and the enemy continued to engage the rest of his team. When he was within five metres of the insurgent's position L/Cpl Ashworth was desperate to make his last grenade count. He deliberately crawled out from behind the wall, exposing himself to fire to get a better angle for his throw.

L/Cpl Ashworth was now in full view of the enemy just metres away, with rounds hitting the floor just centimetres around him. He was preparing to throw the grenade when he was tragically hit by enemy fire.



L/Cpl Ashworth's comrades spoke of their pride in his bravery and told how the death of such an "outstanding soldier" would affect the battalion.

His company commander, Captain Mike Dobbin said: "Lance Corporal Ashworth was killed while fighting his way through compounds; leading his fire team from the front, whilst trying to protect his men; and he showed extraordinary courage to close on a determined enemy. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and his girlfriend, who should be extremely proud of the courage he displayed and the life that he led.

"I am humbled by what I saw of Lance Corporal Ashworth's actions and will never forget him."

Guardsman Jordan Loftus said: "Selfless, brave, courageous - words like these don't come close to what Ash demonstrated that day."

L/Cpl Ashworth was a soldier for five years and came from a family with strong military links. His mother Kerry, father Duane, a former Grenadier, and brother Coran, 22, a serving soldier, were present at Buller Barracks, Aldershot Army base, Hampshire, where the citation for the Victoria Cross was read aloud.

As well as his parents and brother Coran, L/Cpl Ashworth left behind sisters, Lauren and Paige, brother Karl and four-year-old niece Darcy, as well as his girlfriend, Emily.


This brave young man demonstrated Heroism of the highest degree. Honor him.

- STORMBRINGER


Make Money on the Internet Working From Home - The Definitive Guide to an Online Home Business

You can make money on the internet working from home if you were to invest a little bit of your time in understanding more of the online home business environment. Many people rush into starting an online home business and are frustrated after a short period when they fail to get the satisfaction and fulfillment they were yearning for. To get the most from your online home business venture, work smart by following the following guidelines

Work place

Do you have to work from home? This is an important consideration as there are people who might feel isolated and lonely working from home.

Invest in a personal work place that is free from distractions and interferences from other members of the family. This could be a room that you specifically set aside or a part of a bigger room that has your computer and comfortable furniture. Let other members of your family respect your working space

Goals

Goal setting should be a daily routine for the long term attainment of your online home business goals. Try to set daily achievable goals like say writing 3 articles a day and publishing them to your blog or article directory

Focus

The online environment is full of distractions. If you are not focused you will end up spending most of your time on websites that contribute little to your home online business improvement. With the proliferation of many interesting social media sites like FaceBook, Twitter etc, you could end up spending your precious working hours

Time

You need to schedule your time well. If you like working at night, remember you need your sleep time as well as your break. Don't ignore your playing time, where you move out from your home environment to rejuvenate outdoors. Exercising is important for your health and peace of mind. Taking a day off at least once a week will help keep your mind alert and receptive to new ideas.

When you start your home online business, you might feel overwhelmed by the many new things that you need to learn as well as the services you need to keep up with on a daily basis. These could range from answering your emails to keeping up with customer requests. Try to avoid a burn out or information overload by sticking with one project at a time. Many online home businesses have closed down due to the owner starting too many things that he/she couldn't handle effectively.

If you are motivated, disciplined and focused, you will be able to make your home online business a success.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

COMING SOON TO YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

By the end of the decade they say we're going to have about 40,000 of these cool mini-drones snooping around the place . . . S.L.




Of course the next logical step is to mount a pair of miniature belt-fed .22LR M1919 machineguns across the tops of your skids and suddenly you've got some serious ORDINANCE:



Here's The Scenario:

Society has decayed to the point where the scuzzballs from the city are mounting raids on the houses in the rural parts of the county where you live. It's a win-win for them because the people out in the remote parts have plenty of good stuff to steal, wives & daughters to rape or haul off, and there's no law enforcement presence to speak of. All they need to do is show up in groups of three or more and rape, kill, pillage and burn - just like the good old days of Atilla and Genghis Khan.

Your early warning devices alerts you to the presence of these reprobates, so you hurry the wife & kids down into the armored panic room you've got set up in the basement. Then - while the shitheads are ransacking the place upstairs - you log into your intranet (computer & server backed up by UPS because the slimeballs opening move was to cut the power to disable your alarm monitoring system - which shows how stupid they are because the alarms system is also backed up by UPS).

The signal goes from your computor station within the panic room to your personal Death-Copter 5000, a.k.a. The Thing From Outer Space, located in an improvised hanger in the loft of your barn. The Thing starts itself up, takes off and buzzes over and puts a couple bursts into the radiator of their car plus takes out all the tires for good measure. Then the Thing goes into a hover, waiting for the shitheads as they come out and see what happened to their car. At this point it's up to you whether you gun them down as they pile out the door of your house or wait until they're clustered around the car staring in disbelief.

Of course you've got video of the entire episode to enjoy forever the dumfounded looks of consternation and disbelief as the green-toothed slimemolds realize that toy flying around is the last thing they're going to see before Satan gives them their inbriefing at the Gates of Hell.

Heh . . . the thought of this kind of amusement makes homemade pumpkin-chunking trebuchets and fishing with Dupont spinners almost fade in comparison . . . heh . . .


- STORMBRINGER SENDS

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP, LITTLE JOHNNY?

He used to say he wanted to be a lawyer . . .


. . . then somewhere along the line something went horribly, horribly
right in the little guy's head . . .


. . . Nowadays he says he wants to be a CIA assassin . . .






. . . kids . . . < sigh! > . . . gotta love 'em . . .

- STORMBRINGER SENDS



Friday, March 22, 2013

OLD PLAYGROUND

Sent in by my good friend VA Shepard, charter member of Team StormBringer:



I hiked this ridge in the Southern Japan Alps in August '94. The first picture is taken from Oku-Hodaka. That peak in the distance is Yari-ga-take. It's a Japanese tradition to watch the sunrise from that peak, but a round-eye beat them to the top that morning. Its the roof of Japan - I could see across the whole island from East to West.

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NRA News - Colion Noir Episode 1



Colion is the first of a group of new, young and very diverse commentators for NRA News – all of which will be unveiled later this week. Viewers will be able to watch weekly episodes on www.nranews.com



You may remember the teaser released a few weeks ago for a new NRA News Commentator; Colion Noir (better known as @MrColionNoir to his Twitter and YouTube Following) just released his first episode over on NRA News and we're very interested to receive your feedback.

- Thanks, S.L.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Best Home Improvement Investments

Have you thought about remodeling your home? Have you often wondered what the best home improvement projects will be the best investment for you and your family? How do you know if the money you are willing to invest in improving your home is going to be worth it? If these questions have ever crossed your mind and you are looking to improve your home but don't know where to start or what the best home improvement projects will be, here is a list of some of the best home improvement investments.

1. Remodeling your kitchen may seem like a tedious task and at first, sounds like a large investment. While this may be true if deciding to remodel the entire kitchen, doing smaller remodeling projects to your kitchen may also prove to be just as worth it as remodeling the entire kitchen. Investing in changes to your lighting fixtures, cabinets, countertops, or even updating your sink fixtures can provide just enough of an improvement to modernize the look and feel of your kitchen. The investment may be out of your price range depending on the project but it will prove to be a valuable one once you see the finished project.

2. Remodeling your tile floors can be a wonderful investment to improve the look and feel of your home. Not only will it improve the overall style and look to your home but it can also increase the value of your home. Investing in durable well-made tile flooring will give the sense of high quality and standards of the home to potential homebuyers.

3. Remodeling your basement is a great way to give your home more room and living space. Remodeled and finished basements can be used as a family room, guest bedroom, game or play room for your children, or even an additional bedroom or apartment style living space for older children and even guests. Many potential homebuyers prefer to purchase homes with finished basements. Therefore the value of your home will go up if you choose to completely remodel your basement.

4. Your bathroom is one of the most used rooms in the home. It is usually the first room in the home that one uses when they wake up in the morning and is the main room for the start of ones daily routine. Replacing showerheads and the traditional shower curtain with a sliding door gives just enough of an improvement to give your bathroom a sense of style. Replacing the bathroom sink and vanity mirrors to more modernized versions will give your bathroom a cozier feel and a more updated look.

Even the smallest of home improvement projects can provide your home with a more modernized look. Remodeling certain parts of your home to fit your taste and your style will make home feel more like a vacation rather than an office that you have to clean everyday to keep it presentable. You will feel more relaxed and your guests will feel more relaxed as well. Even the slightest home improvement can also increase the value of your home and can completely change the feel and style of your living space.

DISARMING AMERICANS

They said the Government would never come into my house and confiscate my weapons. They said.









Disarming American citizens, Obama style:

Presently flying under the radar of the American people is the much misunderstood, deliberately mischaracterized and under-reported United Nation’s Arms Trade Treaty. Considering the persistent multi-level attacks against U.S. gun owners and American’s rights under the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, the “Final U.N. Conference on the Arms Trade Treaty” that convened yesterday (3/18/2013) and is scheduled to last through March 28, 2013 should be front page news all across America. But it’s not, and for good reason.

Most people, including conservative Americans thought the United Nation’s Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) was a dead issue, or at least not a threat to U.S. gun owners based on a number of assumptions relating to international treaties and U.S. Constitutional law. Like everything else with the Obama regime, however, things are never what they appear, nor are they as simple as we are led to believe.

Barack Hussein Obama is on record as being against the private ownership of firearms by American citizens.

Barack Hussein Obama has a long and well documented history on gun control, going back as far as his law school days. There, he was mentored by Laurence Tribe, a staunch opponent to gun rights of American citizens. In 1994, Obama was a member of the Joyce Foundation, a Chicago based charitable organization that in part, is a proponent of various anti-gun groups and related agendas.

In 2003, Obama voted in support of legislation that would have banned privately owned hunting shotguns, target rifles and black powder rifles in Illinois. While running for political office in 2004, Obama called for national legislation to prevent anyone but law enforcers from carrying concealed firearms. As reported in the February 20, 2004 edition of The Chicago Tribune, Obama was quoted as “back[ing] federal legislation that would ban citizens from carrying weapons, except for law enforcement.”

. . . It should also be noted that on February 26, 2013, the American Bar Association’s Center for Human Rights issued a white paper on the U.N. Arms Trade Treaty, concluding that “the proposed ATT is consistent with the Second Amendment.” A review of this four-page document reveals certain questionable assumptions on which that conclusion is based.

This is a warning to all Americans that the Obama support of the U.N. Arms Trade Treaty can lead to some “UN-intended” consequences to American’s right to own and bear arms. Americans looking at this issue are failing to look at the larger picture, which is the ultimate subjugation of the United States to a global governance. This can most effectively be accomplished through the disarmament of its citizens, especially in the face of violent outbreaks as the U.S. and the world economic systems begin to unravel (italics mine)
. . .


Read the rest of it HERE and weep, people . . .


- STORMBRINGER

Monday, March 18, 2013

POSSIBLY WORLD WAR II's COOLEST PHOTO

The Story Behind This Photo of a RAF Pilot:



by David Frum at The Daily Beast

Remember that photo of the RAF pilot getting his hair cut between missions?

His name was Francis Mellersh, and it turns out his daughter is a friend-of-a-friend. She sends more of the story:

We have the original of the photo, and the book (he was crazy about John Buchan) and that bloody pipe killed him in the end at 72. I'm afraid those who have been to war and daily diced with death are rather cavalier with their health. I'll tweet you a pic of him in his 60s . . . the red hair's faded to strawberry blonde but still recognisably the chap getting his hair cut.



Instead of resuming his Oxford studies at the end of the war he remained in the RAF for another 30 plus years and flew right until the end (often with the Red Arrows - stress!). He reached Air Vice Marshal and was Assistant Chief of the Defence Staff. He was a very modest man, very laid-back (that photo says it all) and spoke little of the war.

You'll like this bit. My grandfather, his father, was a WW1 ace and was on the sortie which downed the Red Baron. Forensic historians of course now say he was shot from the ground . . . my grandfather's eye witness account is often quoted. We have a little box made from Richthofen's propeller wood. He too made a career of the RAF, was in charge of operations in Burma etc in WW2 and, at one point, my father's boss . . . somewhat disastrously! He died in a bizarre accident shortly after retiring . . . ironic given he survived the RB.

My grandfather was AVM Sir Francis (FJW) Mellersh, nickname "Tog" and my father AVM Francis (FRL) Mellersh, known always as Togs (nanny's nickname ie. "of Tog"). Quite ridiculous. I have their obituaries and citations and some extracts from Aces High etc as well as my father's log book filled in somewhat irreverently. He flew Beaufighters, Mosquitoes and Spitfires.


Francis Mellersh was twice awarded Britain's Distinguished Flying Cross and was recommended for the Victoria Cross.

Creating a Custom Home From Your Vision of Perfection

Today, building a home is not just about having a place to live. It is about lifestyle, status, and making a statement. To that end, you want to build a custom home that fits your vision of perfection, but it also has to fit your budget. Everyone has that vision of what they want their home to be, and a building cost calculator can make sure you can afford it. You know what it looks like as a finished product, with furniture and art work, but do you know the building cost. Every detail is sketched out in your memory, and you only need custom builders to help you turn that dream into a reality. Today, building luxury homes is a special art form that can be accomplished if you have the right designer builders, but like all things it takes money.

Quality custom builders are not common, and finding one that can bring your vision on a budget into reality can be difficult, and a building cost guide can help. It is especially difficult to find designer homes that already meet your expectations and fit your building cost budget. Therefore you must search around and use a building cost guide to find the perfect solution to make sure you get your perfect home. This usually requires buying land and getting designer builders to build you the home of your dreams.

Your first step is to work with an architect to decide the layout of your new home. The architect will work up plans for your approval. Next, you will need someone to build the home. Once built, you will need an interior decorator. All of these professionals must work together throughout every step of the process to make sure that your home is exactly what you want it to be. Before they begin, however, you should get a building cost estimator to make sure of what you are getting into before you start planning.

You will do well to find a firm that handles all of these tasks from start to finish, as this will help the entire process and keep costs low. Designer builders that handle everything from the design to the building to the interior design will best be able to help you. Because all of the services are under one roof, everyone is working together to make sure that your home will be perfect. You may also find that it is much cheaper to have all of these services under one roof rather than to hire them out individually, as a building cost calculator would suggest.

When you are looking at designer homes, it is important to remember that not everyone's vision is the same. A home can be very nice and not meet your expectations. A good builder will know this, and be ready and able to listen to all of your ideas for your new home. They will also be able to provide you with a building cost estimator that will give you an idea of how much money you are looking at spending. They will be able to take your vision and make it a reality through careful discussions and planning.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

SNAKE FLAGS



Part of the mission of Blog STORMBRINGER is to fight ignorance and to enlighten the uninformed. Following Friday's post WHERE DO I STAND we recieved the following comment:

That "snake flag" as you call it is the Gadsdon flag, It is the battle flag of "The green mountain boys" A revolutionary war MILITIA that conducted a gurrilla war on the britts. It is Very much a flag of rebellion.

Misspellings aside, the gentleman is mistaken on at least three counts. Explanation follows:



JOIN, OR DIE

The rattlesnake as a symbol of resistance to the British in Colonial America, actually had its origins in the "JOIN, or DIE" political cartoon penned by Benjamin Franklin in 1754 during the French and Indian War. Franklin's famous woodcut showed a snake cut into 8 sections representing the colonies. Franklin said of the rattlesnake; "She never begins an attack, nor, when once engaged, ever surrenders."



The Green Mountain Boys flag did NOT have a rattlesnake.

The Green Mountain Boys flag is a green field and, in a azure canton, a constellation of 13 5-pointed stars arranged in a natural pattern. Its still in use today as the Regimental Colors of the Vermont National Guard. Furthermore, the Green Mountain Boys were not a militia, they were a regular regiment of the Continental Army:

A Green Mountain Boys Regiment was authorized by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1775 and became part of the Northern Army. Colonel Seth Warner and a regiment of 500 men were called the Green Mountain Rangers. The illustrations are the uniforms of the Rangers. Before this time, the Green Mountain Boys had no formal uniform, wearing primarily bucksin jackets and breeches.



Flag of the South

Colonel Christopher Gadsden was representing his home state of South Carolina at the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia, PA when he designed the famous flag. He was one of seven members of the Marine committee who were outfitting 5 companies of Marines to accompany the Navy on their first mission. The flag's design and color matched the drums carried by the first US Marines.

Col. Gadsen presented the flag to the newly appointed commander-in-chief of the Navy Commodore Esek Hopkins, to serve as his personal standard on his flagship. Col. Gadsden also presented a copy to the Congress of South Carolina.



Not to be confused with the First Navy Jack

The First Navy Jack features an UNCOILED rattlesnake and the words "Don't Tread On Me" on a background of 13 stripes. There is question if this flag was flown prior to modern times - it appears to have been designed by English artist Thomas Hart as background art.

Commodore Hopkins, Commander-in-Chief of the American Fleet", by Thomas Hart

Flag experts (vexiologists) speculate that either the English artist Thomas Hart either did not know about the practice of rattlesnakes to coil in defense - or did, and intended to insult the fledgling American Navy as a weak and vulnerable creature as a rattlesnake is when not coiled and ready to strike, slithering on the ground, trying to escape, with its motto "(Please) Don't Tread On Me!".



Culpepper Minutemen

The flag of the Culpepper Minutemen - of Culpepper Virginia - had a coiled rattlesnake on a white background and added "Liberty or Death" to "Dont Tread On Me." The Proctor's Regiment of Westchester, PA, and the Rhode Island Militia Artillery flags also had coiled rattlesnakes. All four American designed "Rattlesnake Flags" show COILED rattlesnakes.



NOT a 'Flag of Rebellion'

To me the Snake Flag represents resistance to the threat of foreign control and domination. I fly the Snake flag here on Blog STORMBRINGER and on my car in the spirit of the TEA Party, which is to say the Spirit of Independance and the Rights and Freedoms of the American People, as espoused and enshrined in our founding documents; the Declaration of Independance, the Constitution, the Federalist Papers and the Anti-Federalist Papers.

These days there is a lot of talk of a coming revolution. Personally I do not tolerate such talk - no matter how bad things are they would be ten thousand times worse if the United States dissolved and we descended into civil war.

I have seen such wars and believe me; we do not want this here. There are other ways.


"I'm not advocating sedition, but I will not bow down before tyranny either."


THIS is the flag that I love:




- STORMBRINGER SENDS