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Next Time, Shoot the Asshat

There is no such thing as winning a lawsuit.  At a minimum it costs you time and money even if you’re the prevailing party.  So when I saw this I though it another prime example of why you do not cower or negotiate.

A man who held a Kansas couple hostage in their home while fleeing from
authorities is suing them, claiming that they broke an oral contract
made when he promised them money in exchange for hiding him from police.
The couple has asked a judge to dismiss the suit.

Obviously the idiot has never heard of duress and it’s effects on the nullifying the terms of a contract.  What is most interesting though is the following:

Keeshan said the contract also would have been invalid because the
couple agreed to let Dimmick in the home only because they knew he had a
knife and suspected he might have a gun.

The armed individual intimidated the home owners into allowing his entrance and into hiding him.  When they escape he sues for breach of contract!?  Given the evidence provided by the Tuller Drill at that range lethal force is justified.  It is also another lesson in not opening the door for stangers, talk through side glass or a peep hole.  At minimum put a safety chain on the door.  It may seem paranoid but it is nothing more than safety and preparedness.

Even if someone really wants in your house the safety chain isn’t going to stop them.  It will buy you time though to create a safe engagement distance.

Some might expect this law suit to go nowhere, but there is no correlation between the law and justice.  So I don’t hold my breath.  Besides even if it’s thrown out, I doubt the defendants will ever actually recover their legal bills from the plaintiff.

*h/t to Unc on the Tuller Drill video

Radio, Radio, and More Radio

Saturday ended up considerably busier than expected.  Initially I had just planned to help with the ARES exercise, but it ended up they were making a trip up to the Kamiak radio site.  I went along to help since I hadn’t seen the radio site.


That’s the tower with the KABARA Repeater Antennas, as well as the packet system we were up there to work on.  Next to it is that tower is KWSU.


Inside the radio shack was some impressive equipment for the KABARA system, more specifically a pair of duplexers for the 6-meter repeater.


After a quick tour we then got down to why were were there.  Someone was going to have to climb the tower for recon for an upcoming antenna installation.


He wanted proof that he climbed the tower.  I have other pictures while he was at the top, none however provide proof that it was actually him climbing.

It appears the recon was successful, the hardline we were planning on using is currently at the location where we are planning on installing the antenna.  We just need to coordinate with some of the other antennas owners when we go to actually install it.

The antenna is going to be hooked into this.


Which is the packet node on top of Kamiak, the recon was because the owner is planning on adding a 70cm link if I remember correctly.  It was pointed out to me though how wind can be a royal bitch up on the tower.


The wind was light that day, the antenna is either caught in the tower, or permanently deformed from wind and ice loading.  That particular antenna however was no longer in use.

After that we headed back down the hill with one quick stop right after we got out of the trees so I could do this today.


After that K7LL helped me test an mobile amp I have.  It works, but nowhere near as effective as it should be.  It is now sitting on my workbench awaiting disassembly.  An upshot a coworker and fellow ham drove by and I paid him a visit.  I must say his ham shack is by no means a shack, and is actually quite nice.  He actually had a spare 2m/70cm base and it’s now sitting on my desk.  He also has a spare HF rig but it needs some repair work.  Electrolytic capacitors don’t last for ever.

From there I went and picked up a sign for the lodge.  The sign was vandalized and I picked it up to take it home to attempt to clean it.  Attempt one removed some of the paint but next on the list is acetone.  From there I headed over the Moscow to W7UQ to kill some time before going over to a friends house for dinner and helping him with some homework.

While sitting at W7UQ one of the members showed up and I then preceded to spend the next 2 hours discussing antenna design, radiation patterns, and methods to solve some issues they are having with their current project.  Including moving from just telemetry based information to adding command and control.  I gave him my contact information so they can come to me with questions and help with the project.

Lastly I had dinner over with some friends.  I finally headed out from their place at 0130 after helping him with a programming assignment.  Overall it was a busy, educational, and productive day.

SSCC #134 – Pennsylvania State Police

Second verse, same as the first.  This time a whole lot louder and a whole lot worse.

A Pennsylvania State Police corporal is accused of pepper-spraying and physically assaulting a Franklin County man who was handcuffed and seat belted in the back of a police car, according to the state Attorney General’s office.

It appears that rules and laws regarding the application and use of force have changed recently.  I can see no reason someone who is handcuffed in the back of a police cruiser needs to be maced and beaten.

One of the medical responders is heard commenting about Broadwater’s movements in the car and Fow was then seen opening the rear door and pepper-spraying Broadwater in the face, according to the complaint.

That explains the situation.  A criminal shouldn’t move at all.  Never mind the fact that being handcuffed alone is uncomfortable.  Not to mention being stuffed in the back of a police cruiser with hard seats and pressure applied by the back on the cuffs and shoulders from sitting.

Couple this with the fact that he was a patrol supervisor and this happened within the plain view of other officers and emergency personal signals this man is a loose cannon.

State Sponsored Criminal Count: 134 – Christian D. Fow

Because it’s standard procedure to beat on someone in cuffs in a police car.  The better to make sure the attacking officer isn’t injured.

Ignored Lessons

For those who have never read it, Joe Huffman wrote this great page on civil disobedience. The lessons quoted from someone else at the end drive it home.

Remember the lessons of the 20th Century:

Lesson No. 1: If a bureaucrat, or a soldier sent by a bureaucrat, comes to knock down your door and take you someplace you don’t want to go because of who you are or what you think– kill him. If you can, kill the politician who sent them. You will likely die anyway, and you will be saving someone else the same fate. For it is a universal truth that the intended victims always far outnumber the tyrant’s executioners. Any nation which practices this lesson will quickly run out of executioners and tyrants, or they will run out of it.

Lesson No. 2: If a bureaucrat, or a soldier sent by a bureaucrat, comes to knock down your door and confiscate your firearms– kill him. The disarmament of law-abiding citizens is the required precursor to genocide.

Lesson No. 3: If a bureaucrat tells you that he must know if you have a firearm so he can put your name on a list for the common good, or wants to issue you an identity card so that you may be more easily identified– tell him to go to hell. Registration of people and firearms is the required precursor to the tyranny which permits genocide. Bureaucrats cannot send soldiers to doors that aren’t on their list.

Lesson No. 4: Believe actions, not words. Tyrants are consummate liars. Just because a tyrant is “democratically elected” doesn’t mean that he believes in democracy. Reference Adolf Hitler, 1932. And just because a would-be tyrant mouths words of reverence to law and justice, or takes a solemn oath to uphold a constitution, doesn’t mean he believes such concepts apply to him. Reference Bill Clinton, among others. The language of the lie is just another tool of killers. A sign saying “Arbeit Macht Frei” (Work Makes You Free) posted above an execution camp gate doesn’t mean that anybody gets out of there alive, and a room labeled “Showers” doesn’t necessarily make you clean. Bill Clinton notwithstanding, the meaning of “is” is plain when such perverted language gets you killed. While all tyrants are liars, it is true that not all political liars are would-be tyrants– but they bear close watching. And keep your rifle handy.

From Obama’s mouth:

If you look at the victories and failures of the civil rights movement and its litigation strategy in the court, I think where it succeeded was to invest formal rights in previously dispossessed people, so that now I would have the right to vote. I would now be able to sit at the lunch counter and order and as long as I could pay for it I’d be OK

But, the Supreme Court never ventured into the issues of redistribution of wealth, and of more basic issues such as political and economic justice in society. To that extent, as radical as I think people try to characterize the Warren Court, it wasn’t that radical. It didn’t break free from the essential constraints that were placed by the Founding Fathers in the Constitution, at least as it’s been interpreted, and the Warren Court interpreted in the same way, that generally the Constitution is a charter of negative liberties. Says what the states can’t do to you. Says what the federal government can’t do to you, but doesn’t say what the federal government or state government must do on your behalf.

And that hasn’t shifted and one of the, I think, tragedies of the civil rights movement was because the civil rights movement became so court-focused I think there was a tendency to lose track of the political and community organizing and activities on the ground that are able to put together the actual coalition of powers through which you bring about redistributive change. In some ways we still suffer from that.

His statements on guns coupled with the above are greatly disturbing and certainly lesson 4 comes into play.

Good for this small business owner!

A Virginia business owner refused a Vice President Joe Biden campaign visit at his three month old bakery on Wednesday because of President Barack Obama’s recent “you didn’t build that” comments.

If I lived within a day’s driving distance round trip I would be patronizing your establishment as soon as possible.  Instead I hope that some of my friends who live in Virginia can pay you a visit in my stead. I applaud you for standing up for yourself and not taking the cowards way out for cheap press and letting your convictions slide.

Though I will say you’re probably getting considerably more press and coverage by telling them no, than you would have by accepting their patronage.

Now some have claimed that Obama was merely talking about infrastructure, except lets look at exactly what he said (emphasis mine):

“If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help,” Obama said last month. “There was a great teacher somewhere in your life.  Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive.  Somebody invested in roads and bridges.  If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that.  Somebody else made that happen.”

If I have a business, I didn’t build that.  Someone else made that happen.  In the words of Samuel L. Jackson:

He said, plain as day, “if I have a business I didn’t build that, someone else did”.  But lets humor them for a second and say it just applied to “infrastructure”.

It wasn’t the government that built the roads, no, it was small independent contractors, aka small businesses that built that.  They were paid from money collected by the federal government.  That money was collected from businesses and their employees.  They made that money by selling goods and services to other people.  So really small businesses through inter-cooperation built roads and infrastructure with the government getting involved to take a cut of the costs.

So maybe what Obama was actually talking about was money.  You see government prints the money and since it’s no longer standardized on anything they can print as much as they want.  So it was the government that built a fiat currency to use to buy all this stuff and in the end screw businesses by devaluing the currency used for transactions.  That is the only way that “If you have a business, you didn’t build that” can possibly make any sense.  That statement can only hold true if you say that government is the creator and founder of using money in exchange for goods and services.  Except you need not only use cash, you can barter or use precious metals in transactions as well.

The bottom line is the President let us look under the veil on that one.  Under that veil we saw what many of us already knew, a hard-core socialist that wants to drive private independent businesses into the ground and have a central government-run it all.  Because in that case no one would build that, it would all be “owned” by the government.  No thanks Mr. President, keep the change.

SSCC Honorable Mention–Australia

So this one came from Sean and hails from the land down under*.

A former Victoria Police officer charged with child sex offences allegedly held a gun to the heads of victims and gave Kit-Kat chocolate bars to another after abusing him.

Yeah, it’s just as bad as it sounds.

The man, who now lives in New South Wales, faces 39 charges including several counts of rape, indecent assault and gross indecency. The charges relate to nine girls and boys aged between five and 14.

The real icing on the cake is that some of the incidents occurred while he was on duty.  State side many monsters have gone in to law enforcement to allow them to hide in plain sight.  Since this was outside the states, I’m hesitant to give him a number though I really want to.  I run the count to predominantly show corruption in the American system, if I included foreign governments I could just call it a day with Iran, China, and North Korea.

The fact this is an honorable mention has nothing to do with the incident itself, but merely the fact it occurred outside the US.  There have been other’s that have made the count in similar circumstances and this man deserves as much scorn as his countrymen can throw at him.

International State Sponsored Criminal: John Doe**

Because being a cop means that you have a huge amount of trust merely by having a badge.

*I had to put something in there to cheer me up because this sucker is just depressing. 

**As always if you get his name, please let me know.

SSCC #215 – Orange County FL

An Orange County Deputy was in jail Tuesday night after he was accused of molesting a disabled woman. The victim said she was scared for her life because Deputy William Martinez was in full uniform and armed with a gun at the time.

Another officer who not only found another victim while on the job, but used his position to intimidate the victim into compliance.  Given the fact that citizens have to just endure illegal searches and mistreatment by the police under protection of law it’s no wonder this type of behavior exists.

This man is a full count no matter his punishment short of death.  The department and the legal system acted to provide him the protections he needed to be invulnerable to his prey.  Are all cops like this?  No, but there are cops like this out there so why is the law protecting them while violating the citizenry.  While a cop has every right to go home at the end of his shift, the law abiding citizen has more of a right to remain unmolested and unventilated.

State Sponsored Criminal Count #215: William Martinez

Because the real reason for all those LEO protections is to make sure the criminals can hide in plain sight with impunity.

h/t Uncle on the reason article.

The Owner of the Car Didn’t Kill Him…

Via Weer’d comes the following (Link Warning as it goes to a site run by Joan and Jason Kilgore.  All other links except the quote are safe)*:

The boy was armed with a loaded gun and his face was covered with a t-shirt. He approached a car in the parking lot of an apartment complex and ordered the driver to get out. In response, the driver pulled out a gun and shot the teen at least one time. The teen ran 30 feet, collapsed and died. The teen’s gun was cocked and ready to fire.

This was posted on their “Kid Shootings” blog.  A blog they use to dance in the blood of children who die because someone shot them.  Here’s a question though, who really killed that kid?  I’m of the strong opinion he killed himself.  Now someone else actually ran the instrument that caused his death, but it was the child’s decisions that resulted in his death.

Please note, we often hear about “suicide by cop” so how is this really different?  Yeah the person may not be intending to die, but that is the risk that is carried by their actions.

That child was ready to kill the owner of that car.  The owner did what he had to in order to survive.  The kid had a choice though.  He could have stayed home and played video games.  He could have attempted to steal a different car.  I already talked about this previously.

This post by our dear friends in the criminal occupational hazard reduction organization though shows us exactly what their attitudes are.  They do not support the law abiding.  They do not support and defend the innocent.  They do not support and defend those who are forced to defend their life or declare it forfeit and arrive at the gates of heaven.

This post is further evidence of the statements I wrote in my Open Letter To Joan Peterson, who has never responded by the way.  The facts are plain and clear though and we are obtaining more data points to support our conclusions.  Our opponents hate and despise the law abiding and those who are honest within our society.  They rise up and defend robbers, rapists, murders, and anyone who would do harm to another person. 

Joan defended the assailant in the Kroger’s incident.  Here Baldr Odinson (Jason Kilgore) defends a teenager who took a loaded firearm and threatened someone with it.  The teenager was a mere 4 or 6lbs from taking someone’s life.  They had done everything else necessary to do the deed other than apply another 4 or 6 lbs. to the trigger.  How does one say their intent is anything but possibly fatal to your well being at that point?

As was said by Sean earlier today as well as made a quote of the day:

“I didn’t kill him, he killed himself. I just carried the bullet for a while.”

It was the choices of that teenager that resulted in his death.  Not the gun, not the car he was trying to steal, not the victim who was being robbed.

It is telling since it is well known that the rate of accidents involving firearms has been steadily decreasing.  Obviously it’s low enough that they have to resort to posting children who enter a life of crime and discover that life has consequences.

*As a side note I actually left a comment on their blog.  I am posting it here as well as linking to this post.  Just because they can control the signal on their site doesn’t mean they can block it from the internet.

I guess car jacking and assault with a deadly weapon isn’t a crime if you’re under 18 in your book.

Do law abiding citizens need to ask for id now when being assaulted and threatened with a deadly weapon before defending themselves?

It’s good to see that you’re abusing the victim in this case and dancing in the blood of the aggressor to push your political agenda.  We can’t have honest law abiding folks fight back against someone who had a loaded and cocked firearm pointed at them and threatening them. 

Tell me, would a cop ask for ID in that instance prior to shooting them?

That was a reasonable use of force no matter how you cut it.  The solution to this problem is simple.  Educate your children that there are consequences to your actions.  Sometimes those consequences are dire and if you point a loaded firearm at someone attempting to rob them, they’re liable to take you seriously.  So seriously infact that they will defend themselves which may result in your recidivism rate being effectively reduced to zero.

I look at this as a parenting failure and thank god the victim had a firearm and was able to protect his life.  Unlike you, I don’t defend people who abuse the good in society.  I care about the good and if someone would rather be bad, that’s their choice and there’s consequences to your choices good or bad.

By the way, I’ve posted this on my blog too so censoring it won’t help.