Japan Is Rebuilding Its Military For The First Time Since WWII | VICE on HBO


A quick Gravity Test! NSFW

Born again Cynic! Soldiering The Green Machine

There is a reason why on some ways the US Army never changes!

Image result for Private SNAFU "Gripes" 1943 US Army Training Cartoon; Mel Blanc, Friz Freleng

Private SNAFU “Gripes” 1943 US Army Training Cartoon; Mel Blanc, Friz Freleng

Well I thought it was neat!

Well I thought it was neat!

Related image Someday I would like to go there! Grumpy

All About Guns

Someday I will win a Lottery or something! The Colt Trooper Mk III Revolver 4 Inch Barrel in the stout Caliber of .357 Magnum Mfg





All About Guns

WWII 1911 Pistol Training result for WWII 1911 Pistol Training

Anti Civil Rights ideas & "Friends"

One of our "Friends" from the other side

‘Cooling Off Period,’ Ammo Limit, One-Gun-A-Month: Swalwell’s Extreme Plan

Congressman Eric Swalwell, who is running for the Democratic presidential nomination, unveiled a sweeping gun control scheme while standing in front of the NRA headquarters. (Screen snip, YouTube, Fox News)

U.S.A.-( Using the National Rifle Association headquarters in Virginia for a background, Democrat California Congressman Eric Swalwell unleashed a rabidly anti-gun scheme portrayed by CBS News as “an extensive gun violence prevention plan” that reads like a gun control wish list.
Swalwell, who has suggested prosecuting gun owners who fail to turn in so-called “assault weapons” if they are banned, announced his proposal at a “big” rally that wasn’t; only about 20 people showed up, and a story in Townhall was headlined, “Only Thing Sadder Than Swalwell’s Gun Control Proposal? His ‘Rally’ Numbers Outside NRA’s Headquarters.”
Swalwell’s sweeping plan, published on his website and announced Monday, includes the following:

  • Ban and “buy back” so-called “semi-automatic assault weapons” and prosecute those who don’t comply
  • Implement background checks for all gun and ammunition purchases
  • Create a federal licensing program for gun owners, requiring them to satisfactorily complete a training program with both written and practical exams, the same way most states do with cars and hunters.
  • Require that all people or businesses selling more than 1,000 rounds of ammunition in a 30-day period be federally licensed in a program similar to the Federal Firearms Licensee system.
  • Prohibit individuals from hoarding ammunition in quantities exceeding 200 rounds per caliber or gauge.
  • Limit ammunition sales for individual purchasers to 200 rounds per 30-day period.
  • Repeal the law that prohibits the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives from consolidating and centralizing records relating to the acquisition of firearms maintained by federal firearms licensees.
  • Ban and buy back bump stocks, large-capacity magazines that are capable of holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition, and silencers.
  • Prohibit states from allowing teachers to be armed on campus.
  • Require that liability insurance be purchased before a person can buy, trade, or otherwise receive a firearm, which is what states already require for automobiles.

And these are just the highlights. There is much more to Swalwell’s scheme, including limiting handgun sales to one per month.
He would also “Implement a 48-hour ‘cooling-off period’ for firearm purchases, establish “safe storage standards” and “mandate that all gun owners comply.”
His plan also calls for the resurrection of former-President Barack Obama’s executive action to prevent anyone receiving Social Security checks for mental illness or those “deemed unfit to handle their own financial affairs” from being allowed to purchase firearms.
Swalwell may have picked the wrong place to announce this gun control plan because it essentially validates everything the NRA and other gun rights organizations have been warning about for decades.

Several weeks ago, when he appeared on Fox News with Tucker Carlson, Swalwell was put on the spot to explain his anti-gun agenda. When Carlson challenged his logic about the proposed gun ban being nothing short of confiscation and turning law-abiding citizens into felons, Swalwell tried to dodge around the true implications by arguing that Americans, being law-abiding citizens, would simply comply.
Perhaps the most alarming thing about Swalwell’s sweeping gun control agenda is that none of the other Democrats now running for president has publicly rejected it. All the other Democrats now in the race, nearly two-dozen of them, have their own gun control proposals.
Indeed, not a single Democrat now running to challenge Donald Trump in 2020 has said anything about protecting the Second Amendment if he or she takes office.
Instead, Swalwell’s intentions appear clear cut by a statement on his website that suggests his goal is to discourage citizens from exercising their right to keep and bear arms.

“Ending gun violence,” the statement says, “means investing in more community-oriented police officers than patrol officers. It means investing in hope to prevent people from picking up a gun in the first place.”

About Dave WorkmanDave Workman
Dave Workman is a senior editor at and Liberty Park Press, author of multiple books on the Right to Keep & Bear Arms and formerly an NRA-certified firearms instructor.

Allies Born again Cynic! The Green Machine War

How the Czechs really got f**ked over in 1968

Cake and Perfidy: the 1968 Soviet Invasion of Czechoslovakia

By Sasha Maggio
A classmate commented on my post for the week, and the post was largely on SIGINT but in one part I make a tiny little comment about how sometimes things like radio could be used to broadcast narratives to particular “target audiences” like how the Soviet Union used it to garner public support in 1968, but also other times.
My point was that just because you get the message and you interpret it accurately, doesn’t necessarily mean it’s true. And this classmate goes, “What are you talking about? Can you explain that?”
I was already moody to begin with so I’m like 😒 “yup…” I’ll fucking explain it
So, I said:
In 1968, Czechoslovakia was dealing with some personal problems at the time (internal unrest) and Moscow was getting nervous (as Moscow does when people start complaining about how they manage everything).
Moscow is all like, “Hey, what’s up? Want some help?”
And Czechoslovakia was like, “No thanks. We got this. We’ve seen how you ‘help’… we’re good.”
Moscow goes, “Ok, suit yourselves. But just remember how much we like aggressively saying we told you so.”
The internal unrest kept on for some time though.
After a while Moscow is like, “You know what would be great? Let’s get all of our ‘friends’ together for game night!” But instead of game night it was a Warsaw Pact “exercise” that they spread out over a couple months.
They invited Czechoslovakia, of course. Moscow was like, “Com’on! Everyone is going to be there! Poland is coming, they’re bringing kielbasa. Even Bulgaria RSVP-ed. You’re going to feel left out.”
And Czechoslovakia was like “No thanks. We’re kinda busy with our own stuff right now. But you guys go ahead, have fun. Oh… and don’t touch our stuff.”
NATO was watching, of course, and they were like, “I don’t know. They say it’s just an exercise, and it looks an awful lot like an exercise…. Hey…Did Steve bring cake? I heard there was cake in the break room.”
And Steve at NATO was like, 😆 “Fuck yeah, I brought cake! It’s my birthday, bitches!”😆🎉🎂
After a little while Moscow was like, “You know, this is going really well. NATO’s keeping quiet. Everyone is getting along. Let’s get some more people on board!” And they run a series of stories that they broadcast to their own people to gain public support because anytime a country sends its military anywhere to “help fix someone else’s problems” it’s important to have the support of the general public so the military doesn’t return home to find its own country dealing with “internal unrest”…
Anyway, so Moscow is all like, “Soviet people, Czechoslovakia needs us. They’re asking…. No, they’re begging for our help! Do you mind terribly if we help them?”
And the Soviet people are like, “Well, you have done so much for us, it would be nice to do something for our neighbors. Especially if they need us. Go forth, brave Soviet Army, and help the Czech people!”
And Moscow was like 😎“You got it!”
Meanwhile, Czechoslovakia is like, “Look, we don’t care that East Germany is bringing pretzels for everyone. We hear the West German pretzels are better anyway. Go do your exercise and leave us alone. We’re busy…. And don’t touch our stuff.”
So, the exercise continues and the stories continue and NATO starts to be all desensitized to the movement and activity throughout that region because it does look like an exercise and the narrative they’re getting is that it’s just an exercise so they weren’t too concerned. (Even if they were concerned, it’s not like they were going to go one-on-one with Moscow over Prague anyway.)
And Moscow keeps trying, “Hey…. Czechoslovakia…. You sure you don’t want in?”
And Czechoslovakia is starting to think: This does look like an exercise, and it has been going on for some time… they may be telling the truth… but we’re kind of too busy right now and we really want to break free from that group anyway… And they say, “Look, we don’t want in. But we won’t kill your commo guys if they cross our border. How’s that?”
And Moscow is like, “You guys are the best! We’re really missing you in this exercise. Hungary says hi, BTW.”
And Czechoslovakia is like, “Yeah, whatever… Don’t touch our stuff.”
Then the Soviets ‘find’ this cache of weapons near the border with Germany (that mysteriously appeared right where they put it) and they’re like, “OMG Czechoslovakia! Do you see this?! We’re totes shocked! It has CIA written all over it!”
It actually probably did have “Property of CIA” written all over it, but in a mix of Cyrillic and Roman letters like “Прoпeрty of ЦРУ” or maybe it once said “ОВД” or “собственность государства” or “военного имущества” or something that’s just ridiculously crossed out and written in by hand is “Property of ЦРУ”… but I digress…
It worked though. Czechoslovakia was like, “Ok, ok, ok…. Is it too late to join the exercise?”
And Moscow, thrilled to the core, was like, “It’s never too late for you – our good friends the Czech people! Welcome! Добро пожаловать!”
And the next thing they know, there’s a Soviet flag and tanks in Prague and everyone’s speaking Russian.
I ended the story with:
Some of this may have been dramatized for effect. Tune in next week when we discuss Transnistria…  😒 And the class was like: What? 😑

Enjoy what you just read? Please share on social media or email utilizing the buttons below.

About the Author: Sasha Maggio is a full-time linguist and research analyst with a background in, among other things, Psychology, Intelligence, and Military Studies. She also collaborates on the podcast The Live Drop.

About the Editor: Angry Staff Officer is an Army engineer officer who is adrift in a sea of doctrine and staff operations and uses writing as a means to retain his sanity. He also collaborates on a podcast with Adin Dobkin entitled War Stories, which examines key moments in the history of warfare.


A Little Spring N.S.F.W.

Ammo Well I thought it was funny! Well I thought it was neat!

What my idea of Diversity is like!