After Putin, Who Will We Have To Deal With? (Hint: There is no good option)

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Monday and the ‘usual’ around here, ‘cept the house is trashed LOL. A 4 year old and 5 year old can cause a LOT of messes/chaos/insanity. To the point yesterday? I was at the keyboard all ready to do a BCE poast as I had already done the substack, and I passed the hell out.

Like literally
Sawing logs in my chair. I was wiped out, and that as they say was that. No alcohol either as the VA has me on a new med that I can’t take with any booze at all so I’m on the wagon whether I like it or not. Not too big a deal but hey, I figure the $$$ savings will do me good.

Now, for all the bluster all around, Aesop went off on a rampage about how Putin is done (in simplest terms). Truthfully I don’t care to a point. He’s taken me off his bloggroll for whatever reason but hey, his house, his rules. My house? I keep a bunch of folks up there who don’t reciprocate. Basic politeness and all that. My issue with wanting to keep Putin where he is right now has a LOT to do with why I want to see Slo-Joe stay in place.

The alternatives are far far worse IMO.

Here, we got The Whore of Califrutopia, Kameltoe. Giggling, vacuous, stupid, inept, and bumbling, and these are her good points. No way in fuck do I want to see her running the show, not that Slo is… I think we have more of a Edith Wilsononian thing going on here with the Babysitter Jill trying to run the show with the various factions behind the scenes doing their own thing, regardless of what the law and constitution say, hence why Hunter is getting off scot-fucking-free.

On the other side of the Atlantic? The possible front runners are listed below:

We got the current Russian Security Council Deputy Chairman and former Premier/former President Dmitry Medvedev.

This guy? Hardliner for Mother Russia. This guy has been making some seriously over-the-top threats against everyone who’s been behind the Korruptokrat Krainian Kockaine Klown Kar show… as in “Nuke ’em all, for God will know his own.”

The other guys seem to be Putin “Yes-Men” but that doesn’t mean they’d follow the same script. Thing of it is, the real word slipping out of Russia is “Why haven’t we crushed these fucking pissants yet?” One of them is the former head of the FSB (the new KGB, same as the old KGB or FBI) is Nikolai Patrushev.

This guy again, is a mad-dog hardline (by OUR standards) however, he’s two years older than Putin (71), and a lot of observers think he’d be ‘transitional’ because waiting in the wings…

…is his son Nikolai Patrushev

44 years old, former FBS agent, got his tickets punched in all the ‘right places’ so to speak, and is currently the agriculture minister, appointed in 2018. He also ran the state-owned Russian Agriculture Bank. If anything, he’s a bit of a wild card, but is a ‘princeling’ so to speak, coming up in Dad’s footsteps, and if it’s like Father, Like Son, then yeah, NOT someone I want in charge.

Besides all the foaming at the mouth that “Putin wants to take control of Europe” and “He wants to re-establish the old Soviet Union!!!” and whatnot? Bunch of bullshit. Vlad had a good thing going on (up until this whole shitshow). He was at the top of his game, master of all he surveyed. Richer than any of us could even try to imagine, wielding mad-power if he wanted, the only thing he wants is for OUR fucktards to leave him and his fucking country alone.

BUT ‘the same old suspects’ (every. single. time.) couldn’t wouldn’t and haven’t left the fuck alone. Problem is, they seem to think they can control the whole scenario, without the innate understanding that this time? This ain’t a third world bought-and-paid for dictator. This’s a nuclear armed country they keep harassing and man, it will not end well for these sub-basement double digit midget IQ ‘elites’ and their cheerleaders WHEN, not IF they decide “enough is enough” and then?

Well, at least I got to bake a cake with my Gran.
More Later
Big Country

An Interesting and Fun Weekend to Say The Least

Greetings Me Droogs N Droogettes!
So Putin’s pet-attack dog Prihgozin is in ‘open mutiny’ against the MOD. Truthfully I have no idea on how this plays out… as the meme I made this a.m. and threw up on Gab said:

No shit Aye?
The only concern I really have is that in almost every single dystopian Apocalypsefestivus novel I’ve ever read… like almost every instance, the discussion of pre-war conditions mentions “Russian Civil War” as one of the causes of the inevitable Nookular War.

My take?

Me and Big K made a cake.
She did all the pouring in of the ingredients.
Then I ‘helped’ her with the mixing (so’s it didn’t go alllll over the kitchen)

Frosting it’ll come later.

So hope everyone else is having a mellow Saturday
I’m not letting the world interfere with some good times
More Later
Big Country

Ahhhh A Weekend Well Needed And The Gran#1

Greetings Me Droogs N Droogettes!

Looks like this weekend is going to be a “Bug Hunt…”

“Big K” found the Weyland-Yutani M41A Pulse Rifle (with under-barrel 30mm grenade launcher) on my Rifle Rack so I guess I have to teach her proper weapons handling…

<Le Sigh>

They grow up so fast these days.
Seriously though, she’s here for the weekend and man, her first Nerf Gun. Of course that’s the one I got after raffling off the first… Nerf is -still- selling them, and man, sometimes you just have to go full retard. As you can see I did a full on paint job, to include wear marks.

I didn’t go all the way and dremel off the name(s) or Makers Marks, but it’s sort of inconsequential. It still looks cool AF IMO. Who doesn’t want an ‘Aliens’ Blaster?
Hell I found out there’s a company that makes and even better version of it… you’ll pay out the 4th point of contact for it, but it’s a mostly metal mock up Airsoft… with the basis of it being a M1A1 Thompson submachine gun with a bunch of ‘bling’ thrown on it.

Adam Savage from “Mythbusters” did a really good show on reviewing it… the Nerf One that is.

So Gran#1 has been running around now, ambushing Gigi and the Cat… Bob is not amused, and I have to keep the dog from trying to chew on the darts…

Now as to the latest newsie-news. It’s becopme apparent that the whole “Lets ‘bury the lede’ on the latest Biden Crime Family story being released by inflating and hyping that sub thingy over the Titanic to the moon!”

Sure worked well I have to say… The DotNav knew that thing had imploded as soon as it happened, and told the rescue boats and well, from what was initially reported, well everyone that the thing (Das Boot that is) had blown in… In fact got a hunch the whole “…8-10 hours’ before a full rescue was attempted…” was to have “The Big Guy” or more’n likely his handlers and bureaucratic Praetorians call up whomever was running the show out there and gave them their marching orders: “…make it look good, and drag that shit out, and we’ll give you whatever cover you need later.”

These days I have no doubt that something like that happened.
So if the poasting is lite Y’all know what’s up
Got a Nookular Redhead Girl I’ma going to be chasing after
More Later
Big Country

New Gear Review and Deep Dark Memes

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Whelp, over on Gab, couple of folks were pulling for the crew of the “Uboat Imploded” and were going off on how “… the banging noises were indicative that we need to rescue them!”

To which my reply was “That’s more’n likely the pieces-parts settling on the hull of the Titanic”

Guess we know who called that one Aye?
Seriously though, God Rest ’em.
And may the families of the “crew” sue the everloving fuck out of what’s left of the Company. Seems OceanGate, well this’s an Extract From the Daily Mail:

“…Legal filings state: ‘Lochridge learned that the viewport manufacturer would only certify to a depth of 1,300 meters due to the experimental design of the viewport supplied by OceanGate, which was out of the Pressure Vessels for Human Occupancy (‘PVHO’) standards. (bold and HUUUGE letters mine):

OceanGate refused to pay for the manufacturer to build a viewport that would meet the required depth of 4,000 meters.

‘The paying passengers would not be aware, and would not be informed, of this experimental design, the lack of non-destructive testing of the hull, or that hazardous flammable materials were being used within the submersible.”

So, since any and all waivers signed by the dead folks are now pretty much trash, as it seems that OceanGate knew their shit was faulty, so IMO (I ain’t a lawyer) but any waiver signed under that constitutes fraud and would thereby null and void that shit.

Legit… the CEO didn’t want to pay the extra shekels to make sure the sub was up to code so to speak. I -am so NOT- going there. Tell you what tho, When OceanGate said they offer the full titanic experience, they really weren’t kidding.

I got a piece of gear that I ordered on Alibaba about a month +/- ago. I was online in Tennessee and an article came up showing some RF guys running and gunning… think it was Patrick Lancaster… he’s a ‘Murican who married a Uke, and I guess she’s a Rus-Krainian. He’s been vidyaing alllllll over the Krain since the real beginning of the conflict. His latest is here:

So I saw at one point in one of his videos a Russian with what looked like a chest mounted computer/drone controller. I was intrigued ‘cos I -am- a bit of a “geardo”… I always like to look and try and keep up with the ‘stuff’… It’s not always about tacti-cool shit though. I researched and found out that the Company (in the Untied Staatz) is called “Juggernaught Case”. If you want to go check ’em, feel free. Google that, as I’m not linking it.

FWIW, the shit –is– cool AF but Holy Hells!
Sticker shock mode activated!
Like $200-300 to get a set-up and very limited models (i.e. the type of Cell Phone that’ll fit into it.
Because I’m poor, I went looking for alternatives.

And found one on AliExpress:

7 Inches Long, 5 Inches Wide, and about 2 Inches Deep.
Waterproof supposedly
Total Cost w/Shipping was $25.

Wait time from Mainland Chy-Nah was for real, about a month it seems. Seems like a LOT longer BUT that’s the nature of things these days. We’ve gotten so used to ordering shit, and getting it within a day or two, we forget that old-skool shipping used to take quite a spell.

Came in today.

Granted, it’s got that “Chineseum Feel” to it… not exceptionally fragile but just…. I dunno… cheap mass produced maybe? I wasn’t expecting much for the price, but hey…

As I preach all the time, A $400 “Palmetto Poors” will kill you fucking dead same as a $2200 Daniel Defense. I rolled in Iraq AND Affy running a LOT of Condor Gear… stuff that was considered barely adequate for paintball by the guys shucking out MASSIVE prices for name-brand Crye Precision.

Guess what? MY shit is still good.
Even after having it get the shit beat on and out of it.
To continue.

First thing I did was a check on the “waterproofing”
Popped it open, and set it full of kleenex. Figured tissue’d be a good ‘test’. I then filled the kitchen sink, and sank it into it. Put a pot on top to make sure it didn’t float up as it was rather buoyant. (Unlike the OceanGate sub)

First thing I noticed was no air bubbles.
So I gave it a rest for a wee bit. Now, granted, this wasn’t active shit. Just a dry run. For all I know, storming the beaches and sheee-it’ll crack it wide the fuck open. BUT

After ten minutes I pulled it, and wiped down the exterior pretty thoroughly, as I didn’t want contaminates (water drops) getting the Kleenex wet and producing a false positive.

Sumbitch was dry as a bone.
(This’s my surprised face, for real.)
Next thing is to show off the outfitting. It’s got one primary ‘lock’ on the door. The hinge seems pretty resilient, and the rubber gasket is there and apparently fully functional.

So the interior:

Now, the Velcro that came with it was not glued down.
It’s self adhesive.
And my OCD is off the charts ‘cos I slightly fucked up laying down some of the Velcro. (Right pic, down towards the bottom)… not going to affect operation, but still… bit of a tooth grinder there so to speak.

Now, the case itself, besides being watertight, has a Molle-Mount on the back:

It unsnaps and mounts on the Molle.
It looks like this when fully opened:

Once you have it mounted thusly:

You can slap your smartphone into it:

Now, yeah, a bit on the large-ish side. BUT hey, lots of room for other ‘fiddly-bits’ and whatnot. Thing off it is, IF you use a no-longer-in-service cellie like me, well this’s going to be the drone remote case. The remote can mount in the top part, and when I dismount it from my gear, it’s a nice neat package.

Now, granted, it ain’t no $200 Pricey Juggernaut Case.

This’s purely for low end-economics and useful. I’m –not– expecting anyone to go all in and think this’s going to survive long term. However, in the short term?

Considering the number of people who rely purely on their cell phone, who don’t have a compass, who don’t know how to use a compass, never mind a map, this gives to a slightly more resilient case than that ‘basic plastic skin’ that most folks run. It sure as hell ain’t the Otterbox, but for my purposes and uses, I got no issue using it.

And to close out for the night, a collection of the dank-er memes from the sub disaster I’ve found:

So More Later
Big Country

Happy Birfday! And the Band and Memes March On and On and On…

Greetings Me Droogs N Droogettes!
Gretchen’s Birfday today. 49 years young (again). Been a good day. Still buried at People’s Glorious Tractor Factory but, it pays the bills to a point and I actually -do- enjoy this job. I’ve had to, like so many others, suffer in a gig that you purely hate that this’s like a breath of fresh air.

So, we’re not really -doing- anything for the Birfday. I mean we are but not. I ponied up for her and Gran#1 and her BFF to go to “Tea” on Saturday. Like an honest-to-Gawd veddy veddy British Tea party where they get all gussied up and hats and gloves and sundresses… finger sammiches and tea in a seriously fancy-shmancy tea room.

Her being uber-girlie-girl and pretty Tradcon/Based for a chick, she’s really fired up to get dressy-dressed and out for an elaborate affair.

Why not? Gran#1 is all fired up too from what I’ve heard. Gretch got her a lil princess tiara, and gloves and all the fittins.

So that’ll leave me and Sapper and HIS fam here at the house, and we got plans to hit the fishing hole in the back yard to teach Atlas (Sapper’s gran) to go fishing. He’s only 5, so weapons are out for another year or so… may as well get him intro’d to fishing. There’s one HUGE bass in there that over the years has been caught NUMEROUS times… like I’d say (as of two days ago when one of the teens in the hood caught it) it’s about 8-9 pounds… big ole honker of a fish…
Sucker’s been there forever and considering the number of times it’s been caught and released, I’m surprised it’s still alive. Tough SOB for a fish I suppose.

Now, Another meme about the 12 year old kid that they’re oh-so-desperate to destroy:

I think on this one the “Outraged ADL” and everyone WAY overplayed their hand. The mockery has been relentless.
Another one:

And then this one:

Like I said
And another Fren on gab pointed this lil Gem out:

“A Jew gives your 12- year-old a pornographic book –
it’s education.”
“Your 12-year-old gives a drawing of Hitler to a Jew teacher – it’s a criminal offense

Uh… yeah. I didn’t save or -want- to save the picture as it had that at the top of the poast, and the pic? >Shudder< It was a screencap of a page out of that book… “Gender Queer”
I utterly refuse to poast it or a link
IF you want to puke, google it.
This’s a book that they say is for elementary school students

Tell you what, burning books is a tragedy
Burning this book?
Needs to be done, PERIOD FUCKING DOT.

It is, by anyone who has a brain and/or moral code can tell it’s nothing but grooming material.
SPARE me the ‘holier than thou’ shit about “You should never ban a book!!!” All these politicos and media fuckwits who say that on one hand, and yet mysteriously are quiescent about the fucking Bribery, the Laptop and well, anything and everything that shines a truth-light on #/theirguys evil.

And THAT right there. This shit is evil.
You cannot, under ANY circumstances, change my mind.
No fucking way in hell should any child under the age of 16 ever see or be educated thusly with such dastardly and malignant bullshit.

Bad enough that the ‘net is the “Wild Wild West” vis-a-vis pron and the like… Fucking selective outrage anyone?
And they’ve even been stating that opposition to such a horrific grooming thing is Anti-Semitic?????


As Tony Stark said

“I’ll take ‘things that make us look really really REALLY bad’ for $500 Alex”

As so often stated before…
“…and then one day, another Hitler was elected, and no one understood why?”

All these fucking retards and fuckwits, living in their ‘safe space’ bubbles… thinking that ‘OrangeManBad’ was and/or the modern equivalent of MoustacheManBad… Hehe. These people, the fuckwits are, without a doubt the most ludicrous theoretical hoomons to have ever walked the Erf. Besides having zero experience in a fist fight (never having been punched in the fucking face) they’re also utterly ignorant of history.

They talk of OrangeManBad being the worst thing evvar
Fuckers need to read up on Timur or Tamarlane as he’s better known.

17 Million.
With swords… Hand to hand baby. Timur is the guy best remembered for essentially killing every. single. person. in the Central Asian Area of Operations… the guy who LITERALLY made pyramids of skulls. This in a time that an extremely rough estimate of the world population was about 390 Million.

He, using very rough maff kil’t 4.39% of the entire world population. Now THAT Guy? THAT’s a bad-ass who you utterly do not want to fuck with. These fuckwits have NO IDEA if there’s someone out there, seething, who’s along the lines of a Timur or Chingiss.
If there is, they’re completely hosed man.
Everyone is kvetching so hard over a fucking drawing
So bad, Oy Vey that he, the teacher quit his job and got a restraining order out on the kid.
Man, nice to see all that resiliency there huh?
Can’t find his picture ( ANOTHER case of ‘I should have saved it rt-rt’) but yeah, it’s about as soy-soaked as you can imagine. Reality is, he’s won the new “oppression lottery”… Just watch… lawsuits and warfare inbound in 3…2…1…
And that’s what it’s alllllll about in the end… Destroy a 12 year old kid, and profit from it.
Fucking despicable.

Now, to finish up, I found ever moar LOLable memes on this… Like I said, the hilarity and ridiculing will go on and on and on
until they get a fucking clue

And that right there
Maaaan lots of sick n twisted folks…
Gotta love the creativity of it.

So More Later
Big Country

A Short Poast Tonight

Greetings Me Droogs N Droogettes…
Three. Hours. To. Get. Home.
Had to take a half day today as Dad fell down again and this time, he fell -into- the shower when he got off the toilet… ripped the shower curtain down, got bruised up, and the lil built-into-the-wall soap holder shattered.

Dad’s ok, rattled per usual and bruised up, but maaan
Usually it’s 90 minutes each way. I have NO IDEA WTF happened on the ride home… the back-up on I-75 was soooooo bad, I was actually kinda-sorta pissed that I didn’t see heaping piles of flaming wreckage and/or piles of burning carcii…

My mood was that of wanting to produce some dead motherfuckers tho, let me tell you… Road Rage much? Yeah, but I keep it -in- the car as you never know who or what you’re dealing with these days…

So, home but tired and sore.

Tonight -was/is- going to be a mention of the completely blown out of proportion 12 year old kid and his MASSIVELY hateful anti-Semitic drawing. Apparently even saying that you don’t ‘appreciate’ the tribe and making a picture of Mustache Man Bad is enough that they’re, per usual rending the garments, calling for all sorts of punishments and vile other calls to essentially destroy this kid for having the audacity of essentially saying he didn’t like his Big-Nose-Small-Hat teacher.

Of course, the responses on Gab and a LOT of ‘other’ alt-media have had a fucking field day mocking the fuck out of them AND the obvious overreaction to it… Stuff like this:

So bad is the kvetching the ADL jumped right on the bandwagon. Without even the smallest hint of irony they breathlessly put this out:

You’d think this kid was planning a doing up annuda Shoah!

All I can say is that THE KID IS FUCKING TWELVE FFS!!!!

Holy fucking shit…
I’m telling you, shit like this?
THIS is how you get another real Hitler to come around.
THIS is how you get real pogroms started
For fucks sakes, they let 12 year old nigger kids who’ve committed fucking murder that they literally let go free (‘cos he a gud boi, he dindu nuffin)….

Oy Vey.

They’re utterly going to ruin this kid and his family and anyone connected to him for the “crime” of Not Liking His Jewish Teacher…

Fuck. Those. People.
Not Jews…

All of them.

Anyone who supports ANY ‘hate crime’ laws? Fucking morons… it’s a tool to strictly used to hammer on whytte peepo again.

When was the last time you heard of a minority being hit with a hate crime charge? Like -legit-? When did they ever slap on onto the Jews who’ve pulled hoaxes by spray-painting swastikas on their own temple a hate crime charge, because IRL? There just aren’t that many real Nazis out there, so to keep the shekels and sympathy coming in, they have to fake it til they make it.

Anyways… too much to cover, and I’m beat.
More Later and closing with my fave meme on this shitshow-in-progress
Big Country

Work, Inflation and Oddities

Greetings Me Droogs N Droogettes!
Another Monday, come and gone and man, can’t understand despite all the productivity at People’s Glorious Tractor Factory just how I do so much, yet felt like I didn’t do jack shit.

Probably because it was fucking Monday…

No wonder I hate the modren world and enjoyed the DotMil.
At least there I could actually see the results of a good mission being completed. And, despite the let-down feeling, as compared to “Dilbert’s World” from which I came from before?

OH man, let me die at Tractor Factory. Good job, great people, OK pay (I could always use a raise) and I get to pretty much work at my own pace as opposed to being overseen by some Midwit.

Dilbert’s World BTW refers to the Hellscape of the Cubes… you know… the world that essentially died during COVID? I’d like to see the real numbers on the reality, but the attempts to frame ‘work from home’ as a bad thing are belied by personal experience… One of the jobs I did BEFORE Glorious People’s Tractor Factory was a work from home call-center sort of thing.

The raw numbers were that productivity was actually up like a mo’fo’ year-to-year. Like 11% increased productivity, and like an astounding 70% increase in job satisfaction. Hell, I positively LOVED doing it… no commute? Awesome. No having to get ‘dressed up’ for work? Sheeeeeeeee-it. I was lucky if I hit the shower every day… the very fact I could get up 10 minutes before my shift started, grab a cuppa, login, and start going? And hell… showers usually came at first break… 15 minutes to do the ‘ass-and-trash’ thang and get back on?


Which tells me that GloboHomoCorp, by the latest stories is purely full of shit talking about trying to get people back into the orifice. Then again, when is GloboHomoCorp not full of shit? The main reason I think all the latest stories of ‘production down’ and ‘people need to be in the orifice’ is that they’re faced with utterly brutal rent issues and collapsing real estate… the call center I managed in years ago was a (not literally) but a burned out mall… one of those GIANT 1980’s malls that shit the bed in the 90’s collapse.

They took all that millions? of square footage and turned it into GIANT call centers. THEN when the ‘Vid hit, they sent everyone home with an IP phone, told ’em to rig up at “Fort Livingroom” and man….

Katy bar the door

You ain’t getting the serfs/wage slaves back on THAT particular plantation. I mean really… the savings in work from home? I used to have a 22 mile each way commute… call it gallon, gallon and a half use a day… That’s like call it… huh… about $8-10 a day savings. Then lunch? 90% of the time? I was newly single… I don’t ‘brown bag’ it, so lunch, pre-current psycho-inflation, was about $7 a day +/- for Mickey-Dees Quik-But-Nasty Goyslop.

Never mind meeting up on Fridays for beers with the guys…
Realistically… call it $50 in gas, $40 for Lunches… and I’ll just write off the Friday beer, ‘cos either out with the guys to the Winghouse or Hooters, or at the house, the $25 was getting spent no matter what.

So yeah… call it a Cee-Note weekly that I saved.
$400 a month
Never mind I no longer have to buy ‘work clothes’ for a dress code or anything… shit, I, even when I do report in person, shorts, flip-flops and a Hawaiian shit is passable. When I’m doing ‘home-work’?

Lets just say Gretchen is on me to get rid of my “…raggedy assed nasty t-shirts you live in!!!”


I’m a guy, what do you expect?
Couple of holes in that thar concert Tee?

So… other things.
Seems I’ve been getting practically bombarded with emails from some of the places that in the past couple of years that I bought silver coinage from. Back BEFORE silver went sorta-kinda-nuts… I paid about, with all included, about $25-27 per coin… and I’ve been getting blown up with requests to buy it back…

Which then makes me go “How much is it currently?”
Let’s see…

As of today? $24 an ounce is a bit steep
As you also have to pay the seigniorage for the coin itself…
And looking it up…
JM Bullion:

When you figure in shipping, call it $50 a coin. That’s nuts.

Yep… “Our economy has never been better or stronger”: So say
some delusional bunch of reeee-tards in the District of Criminals.

Gold is under $2k.
That’s normal per usual for now, as ‘they’ seem to artificially depress the cost on that, on the reg. What I do know is the Mickey Dees Inflationary Rate is off the charts.

Ain’t no mo “dolla menu”
And a Big Mac, Large Fry, Large Coke?
Try $12.89 with Tax
The local high(er) end Pizza Place is cheaper. It’s a nice sit-down 1940’s themed place, live piano on Friday Nights, unreal food, and a Martini Menu that’ll blow you away. My fave being the Espresso Vodka Martini… WITHOUT Booze, we can get a nice large woodfired Pie for about $25 with tip. The atmosphere is very “Godfather”-ish…

Two fucking combo meals from the Clown costs as much. And is a faaaar more inferior product.

So, to me, besides the MDIR going nuts, the fact that silver is waaaay higher than it should nominally be, and that they’re begging to buy it back?


Now, speaking on ‘DotMil stuff’
LOTS of vidyas surfacing. LOTS and LOTS of vidyas. 32 states so far showing massive movement nationwide of everything from M-109 SP 155mm Arty running on a highway in Idaho, to Strykers in New York, and columns of HMMWVs rolling through, no shit, Los Angeles?

Initially I was sort-of leaning in towards it being the summer. LOTS of folks seem to have forgotten that it’s normally time for the Army Reserve and National Guard to fire up the Summer Annual Training, something that over the past couple dozen years or so got forsworn as well, who does AT when yer headed to the sandbox(s)?

Then Milley Vanilli put out word that “This ain’t training”.
Rut Roh.

Now just why in the hell the Perfumed Princes of Sodom-on-the-Potomac would come out and I dunno, say something pretty fucking inflammatory? I mean to quote Bill Paxton: “Maybe you aren’t up on current events, but we just got our asses kicked, pal!” – Hudson 
Seriously, we just lost two wars, our guys are on the back foot, and by all rights, normal Annual Training -should- be starting

Just what is all this shit being moved around for?
The M-109s on the Idaho Highway is a bit extreme.
I mean in light of the fact that I don’t know where the footage was shot, nor the circumstances… I do know there’s like only 2-3 significant DotMil (both Reserve and NG) in Idaho…

Reason it’s exceptionally odd is that usually tracks like that are put on HUUUUUGE Trucks called “Prime Movers” to haul them around:

Let me tell you
The M1070? That be a TALL sumbitch… I used to purely hate having to climb up and into ’em to check the Dataplates. 28 wheels and power than makes a Mack Truck look like a Volkswagen Beetle. The pic above? It’s hauling a M-88 Tank Recovery vehicle, a track that, in its latest iteration, can haul not one but two broke assed M1-A2s which come in at 74 tons… each.

So I find it very odd to see Self Propelled Arty rolling around… generally the state, hell, the DotMil purely hates to let tracks on hardball roads, hence why, it looks like those tracks in the aforementioned vidya are juuuust off the road and in the breakdown lane/dirt. Tracks’ll rip the hell out of asphalt. BIG Reason Germany’s Autobahn was made of cast concrete was to facilitate NATO rolling around cray-cray in the event of WW3, as well as to provide alternate runways for NATO warplanes… During REFORGER it kept the cost down quite a bit.

Although a buddy of mine showed me a picture of a road in South Korea that got tore-up-from-the-floor-up when an Abrams ‘accidentally’ got on a asphalt road… man, chewed that shit up like a mo’fo’. And that was with rubber track pads… can’t even imagine what Russian-Style bare steel tracks would do… probably throw ‘rooster tails’ of shredded rock out behind it…

So, strange things are afoot at the Circle K.
Head on a swivel. I have no idea but in my head, the 23rd of this month keeps popping up in my nugget… both in dreams/nightmares. No idea but still…
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Big Country

Meme Sunday

Greetings Me Droogs N Droogettes
TOTAL suckfest today. Ex-Spawn, (Eldest Son) besides kicking me to the curb, well I got no text, no email, no acknowledgement BUT he -did- thank his Uncle and dead Grandfather for being his father figures… that’s the Piece of Shit Ex-Brother-in-Law who went waaaaaaaaaaay above and beyond the call of assholery to fuck up my marriage.

A pox on all of them

So, nope. Not feeling anything today but the sads

So instead, here’re a few memes from this week that cracked me up.

Some More Shit Later
Big Country

Couple MOAR Requests… And the Band Marches On…

Greetings Me Droogs N Droogettes!
Great replies and man, the Substack is doing well… I got 140+/- who’ve signed up, which means I’m going to have to get moar productive. That and figure out What the FUCK is going on with Stripe. I keep getting an “idiot login loop” meaning I try to log in, and it tells me I use my phone, when I try to use my phone, it tells me I need to use my password

The it fucking tells me I don’t have a fucking password

And their tech support purely sucks goat dicks.

Tried to email them, doesn’t work. Tried to do a chat, I need to put in my password. All of which has me heated ‘cos some of the nice peepo have pledges and mo-nayz that they gave. Which at this point I need. (Fucking mortgage and whatnot… it’s been a bitch of a few weeks). Soooo I sent a complaint via the complain email that I did find, but they emailed back saying it could be as many as 10 biddness days before they respond.

So, I drive on. Blood Plasma sells right?

It being Saturday, I assisted Gretchen in cleaning out the 4th bedroom that Dumbcunt had inhabited. When I threw her skank-ass out, we sort of closed the door literally and figuratively. However, Sapper’s son and his grandson Atlas (great name Aye?) are coming to visit, and we need a bunk for them, hence time to sterilize and sanitize the A.O.

We haven’t b/c there’s a lot of Addy’s stuff back there… makes us sads.

OMFG. Nasty don’t cover it. I need a HAZMAT suit, no joke… dirty foul… not going there… too much grossness. She is a pig and just short of busting out the flammenwerfer, maaan… I had to trash a damned near brand new Caspar Queen mattress.

So, enough of that.
Now, couple of requests from y’all. One guy wants me to do a Carver Assesment of the Infantry Takedown. I can… not going to right now as that’s a serious in-depth breakdown. Believe me, I -can- and will do so, just not tonight or tomorrow as I need a break, hence why this A.M.’s blegg was a cut’n paste of the Substack.

Bitch of it was waking up at oh-dark early dammit.
Sleep is sort of been hard lately as I pulled a neck muscle sneezing of all things. I sneezed really fuggin’ hard, and something went ‘twang’ in my neck, and since then, swallowing hurts and my arm is numb, which is b/c I probably re-pinched either cervical 5, 6 or 7… damned brachial nerves…

Now, other bizness. Tyler from Sovereign Development sent me a neat gizmo to set up a NVG mount on a skateboard helmet. The idea being instead of a multi-bux retard-cost Bump Helmet, a lower cost alternative can be had. The Part in Question is HERE

The idea is that you can get one of them surplus NVG mount brackets, and mount it to a $50 Skater Helmet.

Not a bad idea…
Lord know I’ve never understood the fucking prices that OPSCOR and the rest of the beltway bandits get away with on the pricing issues… fucking thievery TBFH.

Once I scrounge a skater cover, I’ll do a review. Right now? Not a bad idea at all. I’m Alllll about trying to adapt some shit for real-time use.

Hell… back in the day before they had “Operator Cut” Helmets? I had a very large stash of Combat Vehicle Crewmember Kevlar covers… you know… the tanker helmets?

That’s the older model… they replaced the fiberglass exterior shell with a K-Pot level 3 shell. And me? Well, with a fren in supply, I got the new 4 point chinstrap, and a set of the pads for the new MICH. All it took then was putting the rough side patches of Velcro on the interior, mounting the chipstrap, and maybe a bit of fuzzy velcro on the outside, stuff in the pads, and hey! New Style Delta Force “Operator Cut” Helmet before there was such a thing:

The rails I got on Ebay for like $10, and the NVG mount in the front is a chineseum knockoff of the real deal. Either way, total cost/investment was about $50.

I sold them at $200 a throw.
Made good pocket brass that summer let me tell you.
The CVC shells were in a mountainous pile in Kuwait… eventually I think they hauled them away to be ground up, but not before BCE had grabbed about 25 of them. I still have one here at the crib for auld langsyne.

But yeah, adapt. improvise. overcome.
Make the best use of what ya got.
Think it was that Asshole Rumsfeld who said “You go to war with the army you have, not the army you might want or wish to have at a later time”

Hence “Confederate Uparmor”
Those motherfuckers LMAO. Early M988 HMMWVs that had, at first zero armor packages. Thin aluminum skin. No kevlar, no blast blankets. Enterprising Motor Sergeants started cutting and bolting on big ole honkin’ slabs of raw steel plating allllll over these things. BIG motherfucking bolts… made ’em look like old Ironclad Boats from the Civil War, hence the name.

In fact, if there’s one regret I have, I didn’t get pictures of some of those early innovations… some of them were cool AF and others retardedly outrageous… shit that’d cause a guy like “Whytte Rageboi” Milley to stroke the fuck out. There was one in particular too… I think it was an SF Ride as it said “ODA230” in memory serves, and was painted matte-fucking-black.

The thing that was cool about it was -someone- had named it “Merrimac” and had the roof painted up with a big ole St George’s Cross. Couldn’t see it from the ground, but when I climbed on top to check the s/n of the left in place Mark-64 Mount (for either a .50 or MK-19… they’re serial numbered), I found the roof was a big ole Johnny Reb Flag

Fucking awesome.
Unfortunately I didn’t always have my camera, and as this was 2005-06, digital cams were rare and phone cameras? What smartphone do you speak of? I had a Nokia 8210 itty-bitty, as back then, the smaller your phone, the cooler. Smart phones didn’t really come into vogue until a number of years later.

Fucking thing was indestructible.
I still have it

Thing that’s way cool about mine? The numbers are ‘normal’ but the letters are all in Arabic. Made it hard to text sometimes, but still, might cool IMO.

So, such is Saturday Night. I’m going to actually get a night off, as Gretchen is cooking… stuffed shells, one of the few digestable meals she makes really well. She’s not a bad cook per se… it’s just her cooking is awesome or it’s ugh.

Don’t tell her I said that tho…

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Big Country

Per WRCA/CA’s Request and From Ye Olde Substack

Greetings Me Droogs N Droogettes!
Per Concerned American over at WRSA, he suggested that I do up a s.s. (substack) on how to try to effectively deal with a Patrol of Infantry in the odd occurrence of having to deal with “troops in the open” so to speak. I dropped it there, but quite a few folks don’t “do” substack, so I’m dropping it here as well. (Re-reading it, personally, I think it’s one of my best in a while)

Now, not for nothing, it’s a tough row to hoe so to speak.

Using what -I- lern’t back as a Green Grunt, there’s a few things that need to be kept in mind, especially in light of what exactly we’re lern’in about in the Krain.

One thing that’s completely and utterly changed the nature of Infantry warfare is DRONES. I’ve never had my asshole -clench- up so much as watching the vidyas of a single small loitering drone dropping a small bomb on some unsuspecting grunt in a trench.

Shit just didn’t exist back in the day, Thank God.
Case in point: Drones Killing Grunts

As well as the “playtime” drone vidya with Brandon Herrera and Garand Thumb: This Made My Asshole PUCKER

To the point for fun, there’s a $40 mini-drone on the ‘Zon that Sapper and I bought that we started fucking around with, which will be a poast on the blegg (or here) in the near-future. $35 plus shipping. It’s teeny, but hey… might have some reviews later as man, fucking around with a drone has taught me a few new tricks… specifically that drones are the new wave of anti-infantry tactics in the future.

Mind you, this’s an itty-bitty toy


IF finances were available, (the drone in question is like $2k) then it’d be much more ‘potentially lethal’ in that it could possibly carry a lethal payload, which is something ‘reg’lar folks’ like us who may-or-may-not be up against “Regime Forces” in the future to keep in mind.

Lord knows they’ll sure AF be using their drones against us.

That being said, let’s break it down like Barney, shall we?

The “Modern Infantry Squad” is now ‘broken down’ into a 9 man sized element that can fit in a Mechanized vehicle, either in one or two, dependent on the makeup of the higher unit elements, i.e. IF the squad is part of a “pure Infantry” element, like part of the 10th Infantry (Mountain) Division, then they tend to lean in more towards a non-mechanized grouping.

As the world has gotten past the majority of “pure Infantry” (i.e. you walk and road-march and patrol EVERY via LPCs (leather personnel carriers, known as “boots” to regular folks) the reality is that even the Infantry has gone mechanized, either by Stryker Brigades, which utilize the M1126 Stryker Infantry Carrier Vehicle. It can carry a 9 Man Infantry squad internally, and is supported by either a 40mm Automatic Grenade Launcher or Browning M2A1 .50 Cal machine gun mounted on the roof turret.

Now, IMO, the Stryker is a piece of overly-complicated piece of mechanical shit. I saw faaaaaar too many of them returned to Kuwait while working the GMASS contract coming back with blown trannies and engines, and electrical issues. NOT a popular vehicle with the grunts, never mind having rubber tires (easily shot out) and thin useless armor that burns…

Now, the Bradley does the same thing, meaning it’s a bit more mechanically reliable, BUT it suffers from the same under-armoring.

Both are made of a hybrid aluminum-magnesium armor, that once it catches fire, that’s all she wrote. Case in point:

Brads, when they start to burn tend to slag the fuck out.
The turret on that one? Melted right into the hull as you can see
Hell the hull itself is slagged onto the back deck…

So, in the case of this particular ‘mental wargame’, keep it in mind that IF you can hit them when they are still ‘buttoned up’ inside the track, then you’re two steps ahead of them, as man, those fuckers burn baby. Better IF you can, to hit them whilst ‘buttoned up’ (meaning troops still inside) and as they, the troops try to panic-dismount as the track/truck is burning the fuck up, you can far more easily pick them off by onesies-twosies.

Jes’ Sayin’

Now… say they DO manage to make it into the area of operations you’ve been sneaking and creeping in… Odds are, well, it’s NOT going to be A squad of dismounts. It’ll be much, much more, along with support in the ‘background, i.e. drones, AH-64 gunships and/or Fast Movers like the A-10 CAS (Close Air Support) or F-18s.

IF you hear jets, call it a day. Until such time as you’ve captured significant ADA (Air Defense Arty, AKA Stingers) you are purely fucked.

Now, an Infantry squad… the make-up of it looks like this:

Let’s say for THIS instance, you got ONE Infantry Squad who was close by.

You got the Squad Leader, Two Team Leaders, Two Grenadiers (now armed more than likely with the H&K M320 40mm launcher) Two pure Riflemen (privates more than likely, the new guys so to speak, more on that in a few) and Two Light Machine Gunners, running M249s, although I have seen the integration on an M240B in an new ergonomic squad… YMMV.

Now… let’s just say You as the OPFOR (Opposing Force). You got three guys. Two Bolt Action Deer rifles in 30-06, and One Bubba with a Converted AR-15, say 20in Barrel, with full-auto capability. You have 2 Molotov Cocktails available.

You, however, are on the home turf.
You hit a supply truck earlier. However, the QRF (Quick Reaction Force) managed to get ONE squad there, and you have them combing the woods for you, as they saw you and your bros via UNARMED drone and thermals. The drone couldn’t loiter, so the Squad has orders to search and destroy/capture if possible.

They’re in a standard file or staggered formation:

Or Staggered:

Now, the File is usually employed in a dense woodline, where they need to keep an eye on each other, lest someone get taken out. Standard Ranger File is a 5- to 10 meter spread, but that’s provided that they can keep visibility on each other.

The Staggered formation is usually on roads and hardball… one side of the line is on the left side of the road, and the other on right side, and depending on IF they get ambushed, then they maneuver as appropriately.

It also means that the team is not exposed in the centre of the danger area and can more easily reach cover and concealment on either side of the road.

Now… for OUR tactical sandbox exercise, lets say the ‘Regime Troops’ are following a wood trail… specifically one that YOU used, and that the drone spotted you on. It’s pretty dense, so 5-7 meters apart… They’ve broken into two elements, the first being in order of march:

Team Lead/Point Man
Grenadier/Radio Man
Machine Gunner

Then, the secondary part of the squad is on ‘trail’ (following behind)
Squad Leader (SSGt or higher) and his Radioman, who usually has a 40mm grenade launcher, as well as the Squad Radio.

This element is the two elements aforementioned elements, being made up of the Squad Leader and his Radioman, even though he (the Squad Leader) has (as well as the rest of the squad these days) his own short range communications via AN/PRC-152 Falcon 3 Handheld radios and headsets.

ID’d by a short whip antenna and usually chest mounted with either a handset or IF they’re hi-speed, a integrated headset.

Now, that being said, the Squad following outside of the Squad Leader and his Radioman, they’ll be in a rough approximation of the first part of the guys on the road march. Now… Yes, the Squad Leader is in command, and thereby dangerous.

The most dangerous motherfucker out there?
The Squad Leader’s Radioman

That Radioman? He has a more powerful radio set, possibly the AN/PRC 158 Multi-Channel Manpack.

Notice the two larger antenna?
Critical Party Info:

That Guy Needs to be a Priority Target
Shoot his ass FIRST

Why?” asks you?

Well, it’s because that fucking guy has the ability to multi-channel call for Artillery support, Aircraft support, and a LOT of other shit that can ‘bring the pain’ on you and your two buddies. When you hunker in, and get ready to “pull the trigger” THAT fucking guy needs one through his chest, and if it doesn’t fully go through him, you need to put another round through that fucking radio, otherwise you’re all fucking beans-on-toast. Not only that, but by dint of being the SL’s radioman, he knows how to call for fire on his own. The Squad Leader, yeah, he IS dangerous, but eliminate him from the ability to call for fire/support? He’s just another rifleman.

No Matter what, that dual-antenna guy, wherever he is in the formation?
You have got to kill him, and if not him, then the fucking radio.

So, In priority of targeting:
The Radioman with LOTS of Antennas
The Machine Gunners.
You need to make sure your merry men, all three of you have the ability to survive this encounter. If the Machine Gunners ‘get it on’ and start doing a massive suppressive fire thing, you just might be in trouble. My advice, as “rambo-ish” as it sounds is have the AR guy hit the radio man as an opener, and HOSE Him the fuck down, especially to make sure the radio is fucking wasted, and then, the two guys with 30-06 deer rifles hit the two machine gunners… in the machine guns themselves.

Dual Purpose.
Sounds stupid, but roll with me here.
Infantry Machine Gunners tend to carry the weapons low… below the body armor and at crotch level….(see where I’m going with this?)

IF you have two guys who’ve been hunting deer their entire lives, and they’re madly proficient in using their 30 aughts, then having them aim for and hit the M249s or M240s only makes good sense.

  1. It’s going to destroy and/or disable the weapons
  2. The round, being a .30 aught, is probably going to cut right on through the weapon, and totally disable/wound and/or possibly kill the gunner.
  3. The disabled gunners, who were carrying the now-kaput weapons, well… all that shrapnel and bullet pieces more than likely hit them in the balls and dick, which is going to ADD to the chaos… I know I’d be screaming like a bitch if my junk got blow’d da fuq up… Jes’ Sayin’….
  4. Win-Win IMO

So.. You’ve wasted the Radioman with contact with Higher-Higher

This’s a good thing

Then you’ve eliminated not only the machine guns, but the gunners, who’re probably screaming ‘cos that kind of wound is usually crotch high as where the M249/M240 tend to sit when you’re carrying them.

You now have a Squad Leader, two Grenadiers and two probably noob Riflemen left. The Noobs are more than likely (and I’ve seen it IRL) panic and start dumping mags like a motherfucker…. Not a bad thing, IF you stay low… it means they’re going to be out of ammo mucho pronto.

Next job, if possible is to shoot the Squad Leader. They tend to be the guys pointing, yelling and generally being obvious in a situation like this, trying to get control of an out-of-control clusterfuck, which is why generally, they have a short lifespan in combat.

”Follow Me! I am Infantry” will getcha kil’t every. single. time.

Best Bet at this point IF you get fortunate enough to either kill/wound the squad leader is drop the two Molotov Cocktails in the mix. Fire causes chaos… Light ‘em, throw them, and be prepared to have to shoot them as well, as IF they don’t hit a rock, they’re not going to break… either way, as soon as you get a chance, you need to do the “bug-out boogie” ‘cos unless yer deep in friendly territory, you can for certain that the Cavalry is on it’s way.

Run away to fight another day.

But hey… hopefully this gives you some insight as to what you have to factor in.


No matter what, the enemy is, for the most part ALWAYS going to have better support (initially) Better communications (initially) Better fire support and/or aviation assets, as well as observational abilities, i.e. the aforementioned drones.

All that taken into account, you can still kick the shit out of the Regime Troops IF you THINK.

Ask the fucking Afghans and Iraqis, as well as the Irish (h/t Art Sido) how it worked out for them.

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