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You’re pissed off that your energy costs are rising.

And you’re pissed that energy CEOs continue to rake in the big bucks, while you and I are left with an outdated power grid — one that could go down (and stay down) at a moment’s notice.

How do I know you’re so pissed?

For two reasons…

First, I’m pissed off, too. And since you made it this far on this journey with me, I know you and I are a lot alike.

And second, a buddy of mine runs a very successful publishing business that shows readers how to generate free, reliable power. His business has sold over 350,000 copies of his instruction manual. So “free, reliable” power is in great demand right now.

That’s why, I’m going to show you some ways to generate your own power. Not only will you save money, but you’ll better your family’s safety, too.

Let’s get started…

Now, I’ll tell you upfront — generating your own electricity isn’t a cheap proposition…

If it were, more people would be doing it. However, if you have the capability of doing some of the work yourself, you can make it affordable. While the equipment is fairly expensive, the more you can do yourself, the less expensive it is.

And you don’t have to produce ALL your electrical needs in order to save money.

Most people who go off grid do so gradually. They start out with a few solar panels or a simple wind generator and add to it. Over time, they reach the point where they are able to produce enough electricity to meet all their needs. A man in my town did this, gradually adding to his system over a ten year span, to the point where he is now able to produce enough to sell it back to the electric company.

There’s another reason to produce your own electricity, besides trying to save off the cost of your electric bill; that’s to make sure you have electricity in the case of emergency.

The electrical grid is the most fragile part of our infrastructure. 

Any serious weather causes people to lose their electrical power.

Remember the hurricane that hit the east coast last year? Remember those ravaged towns that went without power for weeks? And remember those mile-long lines of people waiting for gas to run their generators?

Answer this: What would happen to your family — your home — if we had a major event that caused serious damage to the grid?

Yet if you have your own ability to produce even some of your electricity, you can keep on functioning when everyone else is in the dark.

While you might not have enough to take care of everything, if you have enough for your critical systems, you’ll be much better off than everyone else. That makes the investment worthwhile.

So let me show you one of the most popular ways to start generating your own power today…

When most people talk about off-grid power, they are usually thinking of solar power. 

Solar electrical power generation has gained a lot of credibility for home and office use, even though the initial investment is rather high.

The really great thing about solar power is that it is abundant and cheap. While equipping a home for solar can cost as much as $30,000, there is literally no operating cost once installed.

There is very little that can go wrong with the system, so maintenance costs are negligible.

Photovoltaic (which means that it produces electrical current from light) panels do lose some of their efficiency over time, but these systems are designed with that in mind.

There are very few places where solar panels can’t be used; chiefly those that have constant rain and overcast skies. While they will work with light cloud cover, the heavier the cloud cover, the less efficient the solar panels become.

A solar panel consists of a number of photovoltaic cells. These cells can vary in size, although all of the ones used in a single panel will all be the same size. The cells produce 0.5 volts of electricity, while ranging from one to five watts each (larger ones produce more watts of power).

These individual cells will be connected together so that the panel produces somewhere around 20 volts at however many watts (this varies from model to model). That voltage is used to charge 12 volt batteries and the power from the batteries is inverted up to 120 volt house current.

It may seem strange to you that the solar panel is producing 20 volts, when the batteries only need 12 volts. The difference is to take care of the loss of efficiency I mentioned a moment ago, as well as to ensure that there is still enough power on days with some cloud cover.

A typical solar panel will produce anywhere from 60 to 250 watts of power, depending upon its size. Let’s put that into perspective. Nationwide, we use an average of 11,280 kWh (kilowatthours, or 1,000 watts for an hour) per household per year; that’s 940 kWh per month. Since a 30 day month has 720 hours in it, we’re using an average of 1300 watts of power continually.

That’s 1300 watts at 120 volts AC. When you boost 12 volts to 120 volts (multiplying it by 10) you have to divide the available wattage by 10. So, if you have a 250 watt solar panel, it will only produce 25 watts at 120 volts. In other words, to get 1300 watts of power, you need 13,000 watts of solar panels.

Unfortunately, it gets worse than that. You can’t produce solar power 24 hours per day; only during the daytime. So, in reality, you need to produce more electrical power in the daytime, in order to power your home at night as well. That extra power would be stored in a battery bank. Building all that capacity costs a fair amount of money.

Don’t get scared now; remember, you don’t have to put it all in at once. You can start out with a couple of panels and add as you have the capability. That’s what most people do, spreading the cost out over several years.

While you can buy solar panels already made, you can save a considerable amount of money by making your own solar panels, instead of buying premade ones. A solar panel consists of a bunch of solar cells that are connected together by wire. The whole thing is mounted in a moisture-proof enclosure with a glass top to let the sunlight in.

The hardest part of building a solar panel is connecting the individual solar cells together electrically. You can buy either tabbed or untabbed cells. The “tabs” being referred to are short wires soldered to the cell. If you do not have a lot of experience soldering electronic circuit boards, I’d highly recommend buying tabbed solar cells, as they are somewhat sensitive to heat.

Okay, we need to talk a little electronics here.

The solar cells can be connected together in two ways; in series or in parallel. If you think about a normal 2-cell flashlight, you put the batteries in with the positive end of one in contact with the negative end of the other. That’s a serial circuit. The voltage of the two batteries is added together, making 3 volts from the two 1.5 volt batteries. The current (watts) doesn’t increase, but is the same as one battery.

In a parallel circuit, the positive ends of the batteries would be connected together and the negative ends connected together. This causes the current to add, while the voltage stays the same. For a solar panel, we do both. 36 solar cells are connected in series in several strings, each of which is creating 18 volts. Then, those strings are connected in parallel, adding the wattage together.

As additional panels are added to the system, the only thing that needs to be done is connect them in parallel with the previous ones. Always be sure that the capacity of the battery charger is high enough for the number of panels connected and the capacity of the voltage inverter is high enough for the load connected to the system.

Of course, this is just a very basic example of how to get started with your solar panel system. Consider it Solar 101.

If you’re serious about solar generation, then here’s what I suggest you do…

Remember the buddy of mine I mentioned earlier? The one that runs a very successful power generation publishing business?

Well, his course is the best solar generation course I’ve ever seen. In fact, everything I’ve learned, I’ve learned from him.

You need to watch his presentation on generating energy. Watch it right here.

==> Click here to see the no-cost presentation on generating energy

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Surviving Ebola

I’d like to show you a few simple things you can use to nuke the Ebola virus, and stop it from spreading around your city, your town, or your home.

First, although it may not seem like it, viruses are actually rather easy to kill outside of a living host.

They are very fragile organisms.

One of the easiest ways to kill any virus is by exposing it to ultraviolet light.

Ultraviolet breaks down the outer protein covering of the virus, called the capsid, rendering the virus inactive. It doesn’t cause mutations either, a common problem with some other means of combating these miniscule organisms.

Since sunlight is composed of the entire visible and invisible light spectrum, it contains ultraviolet light, so it can kill viruses fairly easily.

That’s one of the major reasons why influenza spreads more readily in the wintertime than it does in the summertime.

Not because there is less ultraviolet light in winter, but because people spend more time indoors, under artificial light, where there is no ultraviolet to kill the influenza virus.

Since ultraviolet is uniformly fatal to viruses, one great protection from it is to be outdoors, especially in bright sunlight.

The same can be used to disinfect objects or people who might have had contact with an Ebola contamination. While the ultraviolet light can’t do anything to kill Ebola (or other viruses) that might be inside the person or package, it can do something to kill Ebola particles on the outside.

Simply standing in the sun outside or using ultraviolet lights (black lights) in the entryway of your home could be a partial protection against an Ebola infection.

High temperatures seem to work against both bacteria and viruses, too …

Specifically, Ebola is killed by temperatures above 60oC (140oF). While temperatures this high can be harmful to people as well, they can be used to disinfect surfaces which have been infected by Ebola. Bodies of people who are killed by Ebola are typically cremated, as the high temperature of burning the body kills the virus as well.

Ebola, like most viruses is also susceptible to disinfectants. There are a broad range of disinfectants which are known to be lethal to Ebola, such as: 

·    Sodium hypochlorite
·    Lipid solvents
·    Phenolic disinfectants
·    Peracetic acid
·    Methyl alcohol
·    Ether
·    Sodium deoxycholate
·    2% Glutaraldehyde
·    0/25% Triton X-100
·    ß-propiolactone
·    3% acetic acid (pH 2.5)
·    Formaldehyde
·    Paraformaldehyde

Please note that many of these are dangerous to humans as well. So, don’t rush out and try to use them as a medicine against Ebola or spray them on a mask you are wearing, to try and prevent Ebola from passing through the mask.

Killing yourself by chemical poisoning is not a good solution to avoiding viral contamination.

And here’s the weird trick we should all know…

Ebola can also be killed by common bleach, such as we use to wash clothes. You need to make sure that you are using Chlorine Bleach and not the color-safe bleaches. They are made of different compounds and will not work the same way.

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Yes sir, ole Caleb was madder than a hornet this year…

Why?

Because, through an unfortunate series of events I’m now having to deal full force with the fiasco that is OBAMACARE.

To make a long, painful story short: had a bit of a mixup early this year that caused my insurance to get cancelled … and then … I recently tried to re-sign up with my insurance company, only to discover to my shock & horror:

1. The insurance that, you know, the Feds MANDATE you buy (a.k.a. King’s decree punishable by fine, imprisonment and eventual death if you refuse)

2. I can’t even BUY right now!

Yup, only the boneheads in Washington could come up with such a plan … the “open enrollment period” and it is now closed.

I’m in the ridiculous position of having to “beg” someone to let me buy something I NEVER wanted or (in reality) needed in the first place.
In short, the Feds have once again created a sh*t show.

So we’re going to talk about what they’re offering…

There has been a lot said about Obamacare providing better insurance than what people had available to them before.

According to various proponents of Obamacare, those “sub-standard” insurance packages (which people were perfectly happy with) didn’t provide all the healthcare services that people needed.

To make sure that everyone receives at least a minimum level of coverage, Obamacare requires that all insurance policies cover these ten areas:

1. Outpatient care – Healthcare services given to patients, without the need to check in to a hospital. This includes healthcare services at a hospital or doctor’s office.

2. Emergency services – Trips to the emergency room for whatever reason are covered under Obamacare.

3. Inpatient care – The cost of hospitalization, including hospital services and treatment that is performed while the patient is in the hospital.

4. Pre-natal and post-natal care – Medical care for the mother both before and after the baby is born, to include the cost of childbirth itself.

5. Mental health and substance abuse – Any mental health services, including behavioral health treatment, counseling and phychotherapy. This also includes treatment for substance abuse.

6. Prescription drugs – All medications prescribed by a doctor.

7. Disability and injury therapy – If therapy is needed for pre-existing conditions or due to an accident, the costs of therapy are fully covered. This not only includes physical therapy, but speech or language pathology, psychiatric rehabilitation and other types of therapy.

8. Lab tests – All lab tests ordered by a doctor, whether performed in his office, at a hospital or by a separate laboratory.

9. Preventative medicine – There are a wide variety of preventative healthcare services covered, including vaccines, counseling and screening. Basically, anything to keep you healthy or care for a chronic disease.

10. Pediatric services – All medical costs for children. This also covers dental and vision care for children, which are not covered for adults.

This exhaustive list is included in all health insurance policies issued since Obamacare was implemented, which has caused many insurance companies to cancel pre-existing policies.

The patient has no choice about purchasing these, as they must be included.

Catastrophic policies, which just cover major medical expenses have been largely eliminated, except in very specific cases. This eliminates the most cost-effective option for the self-employed and low income families who are still above the maximum level to receive Medicaid.

And again, the young people suffer …

Most young people would do better with a catastrophic policy because they don’t get that sick often and don’t need much medical care. They simply need “insurance” in case the unthinkable accident or life threatening injury happens.

The Plan Tiers

While the actual deductible varies by policy, company and the state you are living in, we can see a definite difference in the deductible as we look at the plans offered on the exchange for any one part of the country. The following is a fairly good basis of comparison of the deductible levels for a family, looking at the various tiers:

Bronze plan – $7,000 – $12,700
Silver plan – $3,000 – $9,000
Gold plan – $2,500 – $6,000
Platinum plan – $0 – $2,000

As you can see, the deductibles for the bronze plans are very high.

That means that if you select a bronze plan, your family will be expected to pay somewhere between $7,000 and $12,700 of your own medical expenses, before your insurance company pays for anything.

So, all those “freebies” that people have been talking about receiving under Obamacare are really a lie.

They’re only free, once you’ve paid for a lot of your own healthcare expense.

Is there any way to make it through the next few years with your wallet and you life intact in the new world of Obamacare?

Yes!
I’ve got some ideas for you…

While Obamacare requires that everyone in the United States have health insurance, not everyone is going to obey that law.

In fact, many are choosing to not buy health insurance. Those people are going to have to pay the IRS a fine for not buying health insurance.

However, the fine is much cheaper for most people than paying for the insurance could ever be.

The fine for not buying health insurance in 2014 is $95 per person or 1% of your income, whichever is higher. This increases to 2% of your income or $325 per person in 2015 and 2.5% of your income or $695 per person in 2016. After that, it increases incrementally to match the inflation rate.

While these fines may seem steep, especially after a few years, they are considerably cheaper than paying health insurance premiums.

People are justifying choosing to opt out of Obamacare based upon the high cost of the premiums, along with the high deductibles.

To most people, the high deductible means that the health insurance would only be applicable in the case of a catastrophic health problem.

Of course, if one doesn’t buy health insurance, then they have to cover all of their own healthcare costs. Depending upon the health of family members, this could end up being quite high.

So, taking the step of not buying health insurance is something that should be thought about thoroughly before deciding.

Other Options if You Don’t Buy Health Insurance

There are a number of options you can use to assist with your healthcare costs, should you decide to opt out of Obamacare and not buy health insurance.

While none of these options are for everyone, you can probably find a system that will work for you.

• Join a health care sharing ministry – These organizations are made of members who voluntarily help each other out by sharing each others’ healthcare costs. Each month, members send their membership dues to another family who has applied for assistance from the ministry.

• Purchase short-term health insurance – Some companies are still offering short-term health insurance policies. As these policies don’t last over a year, they are not subject to the same regulations as Obamacare. Since they do not offer the same level of coverage, they are considerably cheaper.

• Buy an alternative insurance plan – These plans pay cash to you, the insured, in the case of a medical emergency. The amount they pay doesn’t always cover medical expenses fully, but can help. A related option is to increase the medical insurance portion of your automobile insurance, so that it pays for more of your medical expenses in the case of an accident.

• Use cash-only clinics – As Obamacare has been being implemented, cash-only clinics have been sprouting up around the country. These do not accept insurance, only cash customers.

• Go out of the country – Many medical services are available in Mexico (and other countries) for considerably lower costs than here in the United States. There are many private hospitals and clinics which offer excellent care. You are expected to pay cash for whatever services you receive and a family member needs to stay with the patient. The cost savings more than makes up for airfare in most cases.

For example, my wife once got sick in the Dominican Republic and we spent three nights in the hospital there. She had constant care including IV’s and medicine. My total bill was slightly over $1,000 USD at the end of the stay. I doubt $1,000 would cover one hour in the U.S. much less three days.

• Negotiate fixed price rates for hospital stays and surgery – The additional costs are often the worst part of any hospital bill. Negotiate a fixed price or use a negotiation service to do this for you. That lowers your overall cost and provides you with a real number that you can work with for planning your budget.

The real risk in going without insurance is if something catastrophic happens to a family member.

While hospitals are still required to accept all emergency patients, the cost of an emergency room visit can be quite high. Without insurance, you will have to pay this yourself.

Again, before Obamacare, you had the option of paying a low price to receive protection in case the “worst” happened and you had to go to the emergency room for catastrophic care … Now, that’s not really an option for most folks.

Now, in 2014 we saw a serious outbreak of Ebola…

And as you know, this is one of those things I think can happen in 2015, too

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It’s called “the barter economy.”

And if you want to stay tax-free… and to cut out the middle man… then enter the money-free economy!

Instead of selling things that you no longer want, or accepting money for services, trade them for the things or services that you do have use for.

It sounds silly, I know. But stick with me for a moment. There’s a big payoff.

Bartering can be as easy as knocking on your neighbor’s door and offering to mow his lawn in exchange for borrowing that same lawnmower.

Of course, it can also be more advanced.

If you want to get the most out of your bartering, chances are that you will need to go beyond your network of willing family members, friends, and neighbors.

How about turning to bartering-friendly strangers?

Even if you don’t have a bartering economy set up locally, there are ways to use the Internet to your advantage.

If you just want to swap one item for another similar item, for example to minimize your entertainment costs, there are plenty of websites set up for precisely that purpose.

CHAPTER 7:
PROTECTING YOURSELF FROM PRYING EYES

I’d like to talk about something we shouldn’t have to talk about at all…

Your privacy. And how to keep it.

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know about Edward Snowden’s whistle blowing revelations. It’s now no secret that the National Security Agency’s (NSA) is spying on all of us.

They’re able to read our emails. To listen to our phone calls. To watch us text message.

And for what?

To protect our great nation from terrorism,” they’ll say.

Bulls%^&,” I say.

Instead, our government could soon be calling conservatives, Christians, and pro-life supporters terrorists, along with anyone else who doesn’t agree with Obama’s liberal agenda for America.

That’s why I’d like to show you how to keep your private life… private.

Before we get started, you should know there is no 100% foolproof method of keeping the NSA from spying on you, other than totally disconnecting and going off the grid. But by taking a few simple precautions, you can do a lot to secure your personal information from these spies.

Closing the Door on Electronic Spying through Your Cell Phone 

The first step in closing the door is to become aware of what is happening. And one of the easiest ways for the NSA to spy on you is through your smart phone.

As cellular phones have increased in capacity, that capacity has reduced the amount of protection you have. Today, the NSA as well as others can track you through your phone’s GPS, read your text messages and e-mail, download and upload files and photos to your smartphone and even listen in on your conversations.

This isn’t just the government I’m talking about, just about anyone can do it.

The way that the NSA or others gain access to your cell phone is by sending a program to it. This can be done remotely, without you even knowing it. Similar to a RAT (Remote Access Trojan) on a computer, this piece of malware allows them to control your phone from a distance.

Cell phones are easier to do this with because their programming is simpler and there isn’t as much anti-malware security built into them.

Few people bother putting anti-virus programs or anti-malware programs on their cell phones. Those that do, don’t run the programs often enough to ensure that their phones are clean.

The easiest solution to that is to get rid of the fancy phone.

Now, I know that might be hard to do, but once you do it, you’ll find that it really isn’t all that bad. I use a simple cell phone that has minimal functions.

For the other functions that most people do on their smart phones, I have my iPad, which isn’t set up to connect through any phone system.

That one step has closed the door to many who want to know what I am doing.

If you don’t feel that you can get rid of your smart phone, then there is another option.

Some manufacturers of cell phone accessories are starting to make cases for smart phones that block radio waves. This prevents people from accessing your cell phone while the phone is in the totally enclosed case.

Of course, you can’t use the phone while it is in there either; which means that your friends will have to wait for you to take the phone out of the case for you to receive their text messages.

Here’s one that’s worth you checking out:

https://offpocket.com/

It’s called off pocket, and it looks like it can protect your phone against the NSA, google, or any of the other privacy thugs. I don’t get any kickback or commissions for mentioning this to you. There’s no conflict of interest. I just think it’s an interesting tool for you to check out …


 

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I really can’t say it enough…

You need to be prepared at all times for a disaster to strike. Disasters are unpredictable and you don’t want to be caught off-guard when it comes to your survival.

Maybe the next disaster comes from mother nature — like the earthquake that just hit California. Or maybe it’s man made, by the hands of some cowardly ISIS terrorist.

Whatever the case, shouldn’t you have some form of “insurance?”

Isn’t it worth a few bucks, and an hour’s worth of your time to prepare?

In the best case scenario, you’ll never need to put your prep to work. But God forbid the worst happens — at least you’ll be prepared.

Here’s the #1 thing I suggest you do right away (don’t worry — it doesn’t cost a single penny to put this to work…)

First, take the time to sit down with your family and loves ones to come up with plans as to where everyone is going to meet.

This may sound too SIMPLE or …

This may not sound like something you will ever need but what if the worst does happen and you can’t get ahold of anyone?

When cell phone towers no longer work, when your phone and internet are down, how are you going to communicate with your family?

Don’t have a plan in place to make sure your family is going to be able to find their way to you? I didn’t think so.

Let them laugh or sneer all they want. But they will thank you when and if disaster strikes.

In today’s world of instant communication and electronics, no one ever thinks that they won’t be able to pick up their cell phone, hardline phone or sit down on their computer and write an Instant Message.

Disaster does strike and it can happen to you and your family. During natural disasters alone, electricity can be out for days or weeks. And ISIS could be targeting an attack on our nation’s infrastructure.

Who knows? And if it hits, then what?

There are millions of people who have not given this a second thought.

These are the type of people who think that electricity will always be there and nothing will ever happen.

In your family meeting, come up with plans for various scenarios in case you do happen to be split up when the disaster strikes.

Daytime: Daytime is the easiest scenario because of the abundant amount of light. It is easy to find your way around your neighborhood or your city. The easiest place for everyone to meet is at your home.

Because of the amount of people in a metropolitan area, it may take you some time to make your way home. Highways and subways will be jammed so it will probably take you longer. Be sure to make it mandatory that everyone stay put until everyone has made it to the designated place before anyone decides to strike out on their own.

Night Time: This scenario is a little trickier because there will no lights. Since most of the lights, subways, trains and other modes of transportation will have stopped working, you will be in a much more precarious scenario to make sure that everyone makes it safely to your designated spot. So think hard about this one.

Miscellaneous: There are other scenarios, for example, such as you are in one city and your child is away at college in the same state. What will you do? Where will they go? They will most likely want to find their way to you because they are scared or frightened and don’t know what to do.

Those who have prepared will survive.

Sit down and take a minute to think about what has been laid out above…

What if you don’t have a survival plan in place?

What will happen to your family?

They are going to be alone, not knowing what to do or how to find you.

If they do find you, how are you going to provide for their well-being?

Do you have enough food, water and other provisions to ensure their needs will be taken care of?

Preparing for survival is essential.

There is no doubt that at some point in your lifetime you will probably experience a disaster.

It is better to be prepared today than to wish you had been prepared yesterday.

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By now, you’ve heard about all the hubub a while back over Kendall Jones, a pretty blonde high school student who posted some pictures to her Facebook account of a big-game hunting trip to Africa.

Here’s one of my favorites:

Kendall Jones
Kendall Jones

The pictures are what you would expect from such a trip: She’s posing with animals she shot and killed, including a lion.

For people who find satisfaction in hunting, this is meaningful.  You may not agree with hunting lions or other big game, and you may not agree with sport hunting at all.  (Sport hunting we can define as the hunting and killing of an animal not to eat it, but to have the experience of killing it.)

I would basically say you’re free to find such a sport repugnant, too… although I would also say if you’re against hunting altogether and you eat meat, you’re a hypocrite.

People on both sides of the gun ownership issue can and do argue about these issues all the time. The reason Kendall Jones represents a newsworthy and special case, though, is because her story went “viral.”

Her Facebook pictures were circulated by people outraged that this girl dared to engage in sport hunting in Africa — an activity that is perfectly legal and whose requirements Kendall followed in pursuing her hunt.

Now, you may be thinking, “Hunting is immoral,” or just, “Sport hunting is immoral,” and that therefore Kendall deserved to have strangers angry at her on the Internet.

After all, there are consequences to free speech, especially in our Internet-connected age.  Say unpopular things, you will be unpopular.  Post unpopular pictures, people will detest you for it.

The fact is, though, that to most rational, reasonable adults, until very recently, the fact that some people engage in “big game hunting” is not remarkable.  The United States has a long history of hunting, and before the Europeans and their neighbors allowed themselves to be neutered and disarmed by the marching forces of socialism and political correctness, they, too, engaged in hunting.

For all human beings, hunting was once a way of life, and while the advent of modern grocery stores (and a rise in popularity of vegetarianism and veganism) means that far fewer people hunt these days, there is still a large portion of the American population that sees it as perfectly normal.

This is important, because it is tied to the decline of the gun culture in the United States.

As rural living declines (a huge chunk of the United States population lives in a few major urban centers on the coasts, such as New York City and Los Angeles) and fewer Americans are raised, by default, to be familiar with guns, shooting, and related sports and activities, the gun culture in our nation is slowly dying.

Liberals have tried for years to equate guns and gun shops with vices, like porn stars and head shops and other unsavory places.  If a gun store is in proximity to a school or playground, for example, they wail for it to be shut down, as if a gun store has anything to do with children in any way.

The rise in bizarre interpretations of “zero tolerance” policies in our school helps make everything worse:  If a child can be suspended or expelled for drawing a picture of a gun, or even for nibbling his toaster pastry into a gun-like shape, then kids are brainwashed into believing guns are inherently evil and should be avoided if you are a “good person.”

They grow up into people who vote Democrat and therefore support infringements on the Second Amendment and your firearms rights.

The problem we have within the gun culture, however, is almost as bad as the one we as a gun culture have with the rest of society.  Yes, gun ownership is increasingly becoming equated with vice.  Yes, there are more and more gun-ignorant liberals brainwashing our children and clogging up society with their hatred of self-defense and their irrational fear of guns.  But we, as a culture of gun owners, are becoming split, and not in the way you might think.

Do you remember the name “Zumbo?”  

Jim Zumbo was a firearms and hunting writer who was the hunting editor of “Outdoor Life” and the host of a television program called “Jim Zumbo Outdoors.”  One day back in 2007 or thereabouts, Zumbo decided that he didn’t like those evil black scary assault rifles, and he spoke out against them.  Just what prompted him to wake up insane that day isn’t clear, but Zumbo was rightly termed a “Fudd.”

If you’ve never heard of a “Fudd,” the name is based on the witless hunter character, Elmer Fudd, from the Bugs Bunny cartoons.  It’s not a flattering comparison.  The term “Fudd” is used by us “tactical” minded gun owners — people who think assault rifles are cool and useful — to describe those old-fashioned hunting guys who have no use for any gun that isn’t clad in varnished wood.

Fudds turn up their noses at black plastic and, as long as their “right to hunt” isn’t interfered with, don’t much care about the Second Amendment or Second Amendment Rights.  A Democrat who hunts deer could be thought of as a Fudd, in many cases, although there are always exceptions.

For years, the Fudds have tried to push out younger, more self-defense oriented shooters, sometimes going as far as banning the shooting of AR15s and AK47-pattern rifles at their gun ranges.

These types of political fights go on more often than you might realize.  They’re always a bad idea and they do nothing but chip away at all our gun rights.

The Fudds think it “can’t happen to them” because traditional hunting arms typically are the last ones regulated.  But the anti-gun people, the people who hate your right to self-defense and who will never be hunters …

… want to take away ALL guns, everywhere.  

If you doubt this, just look at what happened in the UK for the model.  A society that once begged the United States for guns to help fight World War II has now made it extremely difficult for most all its citizens to own firearms.  Their violent crime rate has soared and their citizens are at the mercy of criminals who don’t care about the law.

What we’re seeing, now, though, is sort of a Fudd-ism in reverse: Tactical shooters, people who otherwise support firearms rights, are coming out against hunting and against young women like Kendall Jones, sneering that sport hunting is evil and wrong and anyone who does it should be reviled and shunned.

Kendall Jones was not only threatened with death and harassed by liberals all around the Internet; she was even targeted by a sleazy Democrat politician who put up thousands of dollars looking for naked pictures or a sex-tape of her.  (A Democrat politician soliciting kiddie porn is apparently nothing new to the Dems, who didn’t give a damn that this guy behaved in so sleazy a fashion.)

Even porn stars went after Kendall Jones online, calling her “bitch” and other gross names.  I don’t know about you, but I can’t imagine how a woman whose job it is to receive multiple sex acts from strangers on camera thinks she has the moral high ground when attacking a high school student.

Kendall Jones posing with a lion she hunted and killed in Africa.
Kendall Jones posing with a lion she hunted and killed in Africa.

Bitch? Or just a really good shot? 

We expect the liberals to be ignorant, hateful, and liars.  They’ll do whatever it takes to steal your gun rights and make you just another potential victim.  And liberals, while they are individually pretty weak minded, have no problem attacking conservatives in groups.

Remember when the Obamacare debate was raging, and a bunch of SEIU union thugs beat up a black man at a rally?  His only crime was holding the wrong sign — he didn’t agree with socialized medicine. So a bunch of Democrats beat him up and called him racial slurs.  Again, none of the Democrats or their pals in the media cared about it.

Bad as that kind of thing is, I think it’s worse when our fellow shooters think they’re better than people who hunt.  It’s just as bad as when the Fudds think it “can’t happen to them” with regard to gun laws and outright gun bans.

If we become anti-Fudds, if we start turning up our noses at hunting, we end up cutting up the gun culture into smaller pieces.  The smaller those pieces get, the less influence we have as a voting whole, and the more hostile society at large becomes to all gun owners.  The libs don’t make a distinction between hunters and self-defense shooters (although they often lie and say they do).  They want to take everybody’s guns away and they don’t care how they have to do it.

Whether you are a Fudd, an anti-Fudd, or like me, just a dedicated gun owner who believes in the Second Amendment, remember that our gun rights are everybody’s responsibility.

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One of the stories that went forgotten this year is that of a St. Louis grandmother who, when “knockout game” thugs came calling, turned her gun on the thugs.

Supposedly she shot and killed a man (some stories say two) who tried to walk up and punch her out.

This is the “knockout game,” a nationwide trend that got a lot of press earlier this year.

True news stories of predominantly black males targeting what are typically white senior citizens or middle aged people have alarmed citizens across the country.

A lot of people have started to wonder if this is the start of a black-on-white crime wave, because so many of the reports involve black criminals and white victims.

If a senior citizen used a legally concealed weapon to shoot a thug like that, to prevent harm to herself while putting a thug in his place, that would make her exactly the sort of person we would want to profile on these pages.

Sadly, however, we must report that the pistol-packing granny doesn’t exist. We can’t profile her for that reason. But the “knockout game” is very real, despite the fact that several prominent “liberals” and“progressives” have begun repeating the lie that it is a hoax.

You see, there’s a certain political class out there, a certain ideology, that sees your freedom as a threat.

You owning a gun, you being able to defend yourself, is the problem, to these people. They don’t want you to have a gun. They don’t want you to be self-reliant.

If you are attacked by thugs because of the color of your skin or your age makes you look like an “easy target”, they want you to be a good little victim.

They hope you’ll get knocked out.

They don’t care if you are killed.

They don’t care if your family is raped.

They only know that guns scare them and the freedom to carry guns scares them.

They hate self-defense and aren’t capable of it themselves, so they project their weakness on everyone else.

Any citizen who stand up to this, any citizen who uses legally and morally justified force to stand up to thuggery and political correctness, is standing for his or her rights as an American citizen.

Anyone who does this is worthy of a profile in these pages.

The grandmother who defeated the knockout game thugs doesn’t exit… but the threat, and the good people out there on the streets who are just trying to go to work and get home at the end of the day, are no less real than you or me.

 

 

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