Sunday, July 13, 2014

Fuck It All



How I have been feeling lately.  Once again I find myself being overlooked, under appreciated, inconsequential, unimportant, irrelevant, and discarded.  This time by someone I never expected it from.  I am tired of having to work so hard just to be acknowledged.  It is obvious to me that I will NEVER be held in regard on any topic and that I don't strike most people I encounter as someone worth a second thought or glance.  I simply disappear into the background.

I might post in the future then again I may not simply because there is little point in doing so.

Fuck it all.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Homosexuality

Homosexuality is a fetish, nothing more nothing less.  So why does the left push this fetish so hard?  Why do people with this proclivity deserve to fulfill their wants/needs in public?  Why should these people deserve the same benefits that a traditional married couple receive?  They don't in my opinion.

First of all I don't believe the Government has the right to interfere and tell homosexuals if they can or cannot get married.  Marriage is strictly between the couple, the church, and God.  The Government has no place in this equation.

Now I have had the argument with people on this topic before and it eventually boils down to why should straight couples get tax benefits while homosexual couples can't.  I have been told by smarter people than me that a traditional couple raise children that contribute and benefit society and their community.  That is why the Government gives tax breaks to those families because the Government wants to promote this type of life style to make a stronger community and in turn a stronger country.

Now looking at our current mess within this country I am convinced more than ever that hypothesis was true.  Today in our country the divorce rate is astounding and our society is a disaster and getting worse.  Maybe, just maybe if we as a country put more emphasis on a traditional marriage we wouldn't have the disaster we have today.  By disaster I am referring to the FSA, rampant unemployment, the fleecing of the welfare system, Justin Beiber, Miley Cyrus, 0bozo, etc.

At work last month I saw a poster promoting LGBT month.  Again, why do these people deserve this type of attention and have their society destroying lifestyle forced on the rest of us?  I don't care what you do in your bedroom but if you push it into my face I will NOT take kindly to it.  If they want to engage in this type of behavior it isn't any of my or anyone else's business, I have no place to judge it.   These people will have to answer to God for their sins.  However, if you flaunt it like they do in their 'Gay Pride' parades or in front of me then I have just as much right to confront them about it.

If these people are given the same rights as a traditional couple then why not allow someone to marry their dog/donkey/camel/whatever?  I see no difference.  Let me take it to an extreme.  Why don't demented people be allowed to marry 12 year olds?  To me it is no different then permitting two homosexuals to marry.  IT IS ALL WRONG.  It is not the type of society I want to be a part of.  It is a fetish and needs to be kept in their bedrooms and has no place out in public.

By the way, ANYONE who engages in sex with a minor should be sent to the lowest parts of HELL to suffer for an eternity.  I would get great satisfaction in administering all types of physical pain to an individual who has sex with a child.

MAJ Wolf
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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Local ERT

Over the fourth of july weekend I went to the airshow in Battle Creek, MI.  My kids enjoyed the fair way with all the rides and we all had some good carnival food.  What struck me the most at the airshow was the display of the Battle Creek Police department's Emergency Response Team's vehicle.  It was an MRAP that was given to the local PD from the Army.

So much for 0bozo's quote, "weapons of war do not belong on our streets".  Here I was standing looking at a vehicle whose main purpose was to carry troops into combat.  It was painted black and had the local PD name on the sides but it was still a tool soldiers utilize during war.  0bozo caught in his hypocrisy yet again, do as I say and not as I do.  No different then forcing 0bozoCare down the throats of the people of the US while he and Congress and all their flunkies exempt themselves from the law.

Now after I got over my initial anger I started to look closely at the vehicle for spots of vulnerability.  Here is what I discovered.

1 - tires are NOT run flat therefore subject to destruction.
2 - single point of egress for any occupant in the back.
3 - limited visibility for occupants in the rear.
4 - transmission oil cooler located under read axle, protected from either side by the heavy duty leaf springs but vulnerable from directly underneath.
5 - radiator exposed from the front.
6 - fuel tanks protected from either side but vulnerable from top and bottom.



While talking with Barney Fife I realized that these guys are sloppy with little to no attention to detail.  I found a fully loaded 40 S&W magazine on the floor board next to the drivers seat, after my son had climbed up the side to look in.  My son wasn't the first child to look in the vehicle and I was surprised that one of them didn't spot it before I did.  Now my kids are taught not to touch anything like that but I doubt that all the other kids receive such education.  So the probability of one of them finding it and doing something stupid with it in my opinion was exceptionally high.  When I pointed it out to Barney he off handedly commented that it had probably been left there for weeks, WEEKS?!?  This gives me an excellent insight into the mindset of the LEO in Battle Creek and yet another reason I will NOT rely on any of them for my safety and security.  I will keep that responsibility squarely on my own shoulders.

Have you done a recon on what kind of equipment and LEO are responsible within your AO?  Best to find out before they come for you.  While necessity is the mother of all invention, luck favors the prepared.

MAJ Wolf
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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

UN-affordable care act

So I go into the summer camp my kids are attending and I get a flyer amongst all the other paperwork that litters my inbox at the camp.  This flyer basically tells me that their fees are all going up drastically for several reasons.

1 - The Governor of my state signed into law that gradually increases the minimum wage "starting SEP 1 to $8.15/hour to JAN 1, 2018 when it will become $9.25/hour.  These increases will have a direct effect on our payroll and employment taxes each year for the foreseeable future."

2 - The "cost for health care premiums since the passage of the Affordable Care Act (0bozoCare) have increased from $280 for a single person to $447 for a single person which is an increase of 63%.

So now because the Un-affordable Care Act is going into effect the over head at my kids daycare is drastically increasing.  So you guessed it those costs are being passed directly to me as the consumer and my fees are going up 75% to cover both the raise in minimum wage and 0bozoCare.

Why?  Not only to further fatten the FSA, but also to create a super bloc of lobbyist for the elitist political class in this country.  I have no delusions that all the money being stolen from We the People to pay this TAX, make no mistake it is another TAX, into the insurance companies who in turn will use their money to further influence the laws in this country.  The money collected will NEVER go into paying the Doctors and Hospitals.

In case I am being too subtle I am HIGHLY PISSED OFF at the elite political class that continues to rob We the People.  I am only slightly less pissed off at the millions of sheeple that are too stupid to think for themselves and buy the snake oil politicians sell.  I got into a deep political discussion the other day with someone at my office that was adamant about how minimum wage was really the "working poor" because there was no way that anyone could live on pay that low.  My counter argument was those jobs aren't meant to support a person for life but an introduction into the workforce.  Their entire argument was predicated on the premise that a job in a fast food joint was a working poor person and those establishments were obligated to pay a wage that allows them to support themselves and that the Government was obligated to make up the difference.

I realized after a few moments I was never going to wake this individual up because they either didn't want to see the truth or didn't want to admit that they were wrong.  Either way I was wasting my time with any further discussion.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

4th of July

The Fourth has always been a special day for me.  Anybody that knows me knows I’m not big on holidays.  Christmas and Thanksgiving are a pain as far as preparations go and having to deal with family that doesn’t want anything to do with me the rest of the year, Easter – I’m surprised they still celebrate Easter seeing as it’s offensive to muslims and liberals, Veteran’s and Memorial day always rubbed me wrong because those are days for memories that should be thought of everyday, Labor Day is just an excuse for a barbecue, but the Fourth to me was always special because of the anniversary it represents.
Not anymore.  The Fourth is nothing but a reminder of what a mess our Nation has become.  Our Founding Fathers and the Citizens of that period sacrificed everything to ensure Freedom for their descendants and immigrants coming here to seek a better life for themselves and their families.  There were provisions in the Constitution to prevent the new government from becoming what they were trying to get out from under.  The Bill of Rights came later naming our basic human rights so that future generations wouldn’t pervert the Yellowed Paper in order to grant them powers that weren’t theirs to begin with.
Now I get up in the morning and read what the government wants me to read.  If the press isn’t in lockstep with the president then they aren’t allowed in his press corp.  If you file for something under the Freedom of Information Act, you see only what the government wants you to see, everything else is blacked out.
  My weapons of self defense are government approved but they say if I don’t have a permit for them then they must stay at home, but at the same time the government says the police have no obligation or duty to protect me or mine.
  My food has to be approved by the government.  I can no longer drink raw milk or eat cheese that hasn’t been homogenized or pasteurized because evidently I don’t know what’s good for me.  Even homeopathic medicines have to be government approved if I want to buy them instead of growing and harvesting them myself.
  Our children are wards of the State.  If they attend a public school, they learn what the government wants them to learn.  The government has changed history to suit their views, not what really happened.  You are not allowed to discipline your children with your own hand under threat of law.  The government determines if your children are eating healthy lunches or not – not lunches from school but what Mom has packed for them.
  We’re under constant surveillance. Every time I walk out of my house I have to assume I’m on somebody’s camera.  Traffic cams, security cams, dash cams, you name it.  My emails are being monitored by the government.  My website is being monitored by the government.  Every piece of mail – every piece – passing through the post office is photographed and recorded.  Every phone call we make, every text we send is monitored by the NSA.  Boxes on the side of the roads log in bluetooth information from passing cars to determine who’s in what car traveling down the road, where you got on the road and where you left it.  Radar is monitoring our speed.
Our public lands are no longer public.  The Bureau of Land Management and Forest Service determine what we can and cannot do on our own public lands and reserve the right to charge us fees for their use.  

If you resist you will be arrested, fined and possibly imprisoned.
  Everything has to be registered.  Our vehicles are registered, our animals are registered, our firearms are registered, our watercraft is registered.  By the way, you can read that as taxed.
  Our police have gone from being peace officers to law enforcement officers.  They have the right by decree of government to search you simply by stating they believe you may have committed a crime.  In some cities they can search you just because they want to.  They burst into our homes, kill our dogs and search our personal belongings with only the simplest of causes.  SWAT teams – a concept that was designed for hostage situations – conduct an average of 124 raids every day.  Now they raid barber shops for unlicensed (read that untaxed) barbers, they’re raiding dairies suspected of selling raw milk and they’re raiding mom and pop marijuana growers.
  With the NDAA and “Patriot” Act, we no longer have a right to an attorney or a Right to a speedy trial in front of a jury of our peers, in fact we no longer have a Right to a trial at all.   Indefinite detention is the Plan of the Day at the pleasure of the government.
  The tax man takes between 30 and 50% of our paychecks, most of it outright theft.  We support, out of our paychecks and from the sweat of our brow, cash and food for those that won’t work, medical and child care for those same deadbeats, organizations through federal and state grants that we don’t morally support or agree with, wars that we may not agree with, and anything else that the government feels is necessary.
  

Any mention of God has been removed from our schools and government buildings even though this once-great Nation was founded on Christian principles.  We can no longer pray before meetings nor can our children while at school.  Our churches are regulated as far as mentioning politics.  The entire “Separation of Church and State” has been twisted from not allowing the State to force a religion on us to not wanting to offend anybody by asserting our personal beliefs.  
Our Nation is presently being overrun with illegal immigrants and our government who swore an oath to obey the Constitution and the Law of the Land is ignoring the law by not defending our borders.  In fact, they’re encouraging these illegals to come by rewarding them with promises of a better life and citizenship.  If you think this bothers you, think about the immigrants that came here legally and got pushed to the back of the line because of promises that our politicians have made to the illegals.
  Our politicians truly believe they are above us, forgetting that they serve us and not the other way around.  We have politicians that carry firearms and surround themselves with bodyguards, yet they deny us the very basic human Right to defend ourselves by outlawing us commoners to own and carry firearms and other weapons.  They break laws with impunity, yet imprison us for doing the same.  They refuse to listen to the People’s desires and instead enact laws they want.  We have a president that says we must conserve energy and cut down on pollutants, yet he and his family fly on Air Force One for their many vacations every year.  Our fuel prices have been above $3 a gallon for a record breaking 1200 days because our president refuses to cut our dependency on foreign oil and use our own natural resources which would also provide much needed jobs for us.  Our president bows to foreign Heads of State, showing them that he believes we are subservient to them.  Our government has done everything it can to make sure that we, as a Nation, serves it instead of the other way around.

This is not the Nation our Founding Fathers wanted for us.  I know that if they could see what we’ve turned into, they would be appalled.  I know I am, and that’s the reason the Fourth holds no special place in my heart anymore.


- Kenny Lane (Wirecutter)
 www.knuckledraggin.com
Ceres, CA.
For the past week I’ve probably started a half dozen posts just for the one day we have to celebrate our Founding Father’s groundwork for a new, Free Nation under God.
I trashed every one of them. Instead, I wrote this. I kept the language clean so that if anybody wanted to use it on their sites, they could without editing.
As with anything you find here, it’s free for anybody to use. I only ask that it’s published in it’s entirety and that my name and link at the bottom be included. I WANT the government to know I wrote this.


Monday, June 30, 2014

Doctor visit

So I take my daughter into the Doctor's office today for her school sports physical and along with the standard form I am given another piece of paper label "Safety Questions for Child".  On it are things I expect from a doctor's office, like are they exposed to second hand smoke.  I can see how second hand smoke can be harmful to children being exposed to it my entire childhood.  It was the 70's when everyone smoked everywhere.  Another asking if I the parent am aware of the dangers of air bags for children.

Then their are other questions like 'does your child wear a seat belt' or a helmet while riding their bike/skateboard.  'Are there smoke detectors in your home', 'do you take precautions when your children are around a pool'.  How the fuck do these questions affect anything a doctor would need to know to effectively help me manage the health of my children?

On more than one occasion I have seen the question regarding guns when I or my kids go to the doctor.  I asked once why it was any of their business and the response was to see if there where means to hurt myself or anyone else in the house.  BULLSHIT!  I have hundreds of things in my home just like anyone else that if I really wanted to hurt myself or anyone else I wouldn't need a firearm to do it.  Bleach, knives of various sizes, gasoline, chemicals for cleaning, weed wacker, a chain saw, etc.  They never ask about any of these items.

This is just another way the liberal progressives are trying to register weapons under the guise of mental health.  Fuck I didn't take my kids to see a shrink I took them in to see a regular MD.  Fuck all these clowns.  


I hope they actually read the bottom of this is form, as you can see there was no given place to answer "NONE OF YOUR FUCKING BUSINESS"

MAJ WOLF
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Stolen from WRSA

I read this on Western Rifle Shooters Association this morning and thought I would put it here.

Keynote speech, Dr Michael Hill, President, League of the South, 28 June 2014:

ENJOY IT WHILE YOU CAN . . .

Congratulations, Leftists, you have won.

You have taken over the West and now your worldview is triumphant. Europe, America, and the other former lands of Christendom lie in your grasp. The Age of Enlightened Utopia has arrived.
So, congratulations, Leftists, you have won.

But what is it that you have won? You have made White gentiles, particularly Christians, afraid and ashamed to stand up for their God and thus for the civilization with which He blessed them. Quite a feat, really, considering there was a time when Christian men would actually fight for their patrimony and declare it good. But not these modern “men” — clergy included, sadly — who whimper and moan their mea culpas on cue about all the wrongs of which they have been charged by the Left: racism, sexism, homophobia, xenophobia, anti-Semitism, etc., etc.

Now, thanks to your victory, these are no limits on what a man — or surely a woman – may be or become. Be trans-gendered and marry your pet! The bursting of the bonds of narrow Christian limitations is manifest in a thousand new human rights discovered every day in the unfettered Leftist imagination! And we silly traditionalists thought those Universal Human Rights were going to end with the civil rights movement to give the darker races equality.

You have told us that all men, and all cultures, are equal. Or at least men have been forced to say they believe that they are. Procrustes has nothing on you! And once a man convinces himself of the rightness and goodness —and the necessity — of Equality, he will then lay down everything he values on that altar. Even to the point of destroying the future for his children and grandchildren to prove how enlightened he is. Otherwise, he could lose his job and starve to death, along with his family.

In your quest for Equality, you victorious Leftists have made it manifest in the material world. It’s not good enough to keep it in slogans — “All men are created equal.” No, it must be brought down to the material world in the form of the franchise and swag . . . and sometimes even jobs (but really cushy ones from which the unqualified employee cannot be terminated).

And because you don’t believe in God or sin, you have convinced the rest of us that all evil is external to man himself and can be eradicated by the right sort of education and social programs. So we now have the modern, post-Christian education system in all its eloquent glory – Common Core, here we come!

Moreover, we have the omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent Caesar/God-on-the-Potomac and its counterpart in Brussels to give us our daily bread (and other “free” stuff). Never mind that they are financially bankrupt . . .

Speaking of all that prosperity that somehow just magically appeared (you didn’t do that yourself, as Obama reminded us) in all those White Christian countries, you have convinced the non-White, Third World that it deserves a share of it all. Hence, you have set a devouring Free Shit Army on a worldwide march, destination London, Paris, Rome, Berlin, Stockholm, and all our hamlets, large and small, here in the New World. You have given husky legs to Jean Raspail’s dystopian novel, Camp of the Saints, of the 1970s, just as I once told my university students that you would!

You, O conquering Leftists, have Imagined! And in doing so you’ve not only imagined away Heaven . . . and Hell, but borders as well. We used to have those, and they denoted our nations’ political boundaries. To cross one without permission was an egregious violation that often led to death and war. But it also kept traditional men in their respective places, something you did not like. It gave us backward thinking Neanderthals something we could call “ours.”

So now that White countries are allowed no borders, we have become little more than extended-stay motels (run of course by Indians) for the world. As the mantra says: Africa for Africans, Asia for Asians, and White Countries for everyone! We have no place to call our own anymore, and if we dare claim we do we are quickly put back in our place by the usual epithet: racist, xenophobic Nazi whowantstokillsixmillionjews!

And we slink back to our diminished (and still diminishing) little corners.
Oh, I could go on but what’s the use. We know what you’ve done to undermine our civilization. We know the plan. But there remain a couple of questions. To be truthful, how are you going to explain to the teeming masses for whom you have presumably created this Brave New World that it’s really not their interests that motivate you, but merely your own? And you will have to explain this selfishness when your promised Utopia fails to live up to its billing as Savior of the Downtrodden.

And it is failing . . . and will eventually crash and burn.

But that was the plan all along, wasn’t it? It wasn’t to make a better world for the poor and disadvantaged. They are just your do-gooder foil, the mask to hide the monster. It was to satiate your misanthropic hunger, because just beneath that sanctimonious visage you are a hater of all that is truly human. Yours is the Cloward-Piven strategy on steroids for the whole world!

Wealth, power, and position is your game. And your end goal is the same as it was in the Garden so long ago: The Serpent wants to replace God and rule humanity.

You are the Serpent’s offspring, the children of the Father of Lies.

But you know you still have a prickly problem to face, right? Some of us will not recognize your “victory” as permanent. We will not go quietly into that night, to paraphrase one of our great poets. We will bitterly cling to our God and our guns. We will fight back, and you know it. In fact, you knew all along that we — White men and women of European descent, the inheritors of Christendom — were your only real nemesis on this earth.

And you knew from the start what that meant if you were to achieve complete victory: you would have to eliminate us. But you were not sure you could pull it off, were you? It also made you feel a little creepy and hypocritical, didn’t it? I mean, after all the whining and moaning you have done (and still do) about past examples of genocide, you really had to make us believe you were the perpetual victims, even as you sharpened your blades to eviscerate us.

Well, some of us are on to you and your plans. We will no longer play the game on your turf and by your rules. We will no longer succumb to White Guilt. We are throwing off your shackles. We are rising in Europe and in America. We are nationalists—French, English, Scottish, German, Danish, Swedish, and Southern, among others—and our lands and our civilizations belong to us.

Your universalism is doomed. And so are you.

So enjoy your little short-lived triumph before the breaking wave of nationalism washes you away.

Here we go again

I was surfing The Drudge Report this morning and 2 articles caught my attention.  One in Chicago and the other in New York.  It looks like the puppeteers are at work again to make a run at disarming America.  Now I know these are HIGHLY populated cities so the odds are different then what you would find in Suburbia or out in the boonies but still.  I guess what really struck me is that these incidents took place in the two cities with the most restrictive (read oppresive) gun laws in the country.

I predict in the near future you will see more attention come from the loones on the left, Bloomberg, Pelosi, 0bozo, and the like attempting to convince the sheeple that NOBODY should have a gun.  Of course I am being extreme, they will start again on the "assualt weapons" which an educated person will just shake their head over.

Of course all this "news" is coming to you from the Liberal Press who decide what you should hear in the first place and are just one of the strings the puppet masters pull to make the sheeple dance.  Days like this make me want to retreat to Alaska or the deep woods and wait for the eventual apocolypse.

MAJ Wolf
III

Thursday, June 26, 2014

III Percent Society

I have several beliefs that I hold as truths.  For the purpose of this blog I am going to focus on the cowardice that is at the heart of Terrorist, Thugs, and Thieves.  As is human nature but especially true for these three categories is cowardice.  All three will always take the path of least resistance, and that path is to take from you.

These people will seek out the quickest and easiest way to achieve their goals which is to take your things if not your very life.  They will use surprise, superior numbers, threats and intimidation to make themselves dominant over their prey, and don't be fooled they think of you and me as their prey.  So it is our job to make ourselves, our homes, and our families hard targets that these cowards will take one look at and think to themselves "that target is too much work".  That is why I have always believed that every able body man, women, and child should be armed in one way or another.  For children that could be something as simple as a whistle for the young ones or a small handgun for the older ones (after demonstrating satisfactory proficiency and maturity to their parents of course).

Today our Government is filled with corrupt, power hungry thieves that seek to take We the People's wealth and God given rights because they believe We the People are too stupid to exercise these rights.  They believe that they are doing what is best for us and our society by regulating and redistributing our wealth.  I FIRMLY disagree.  Morality can not be regulated into being.  I believe every man, women, and child should be held responsible for their OWN actions.

Now to prevent further erosion and eventually turn back the tied of corruption and thievery of OUR government the III Percent Society has been established.  The purpose of this organization is the restoration of Liberty in America.  You can sign up and get more information HERE.

The idea is simply that WHEN enough people come together our joined voices become so loud they cannot be ignored.  If the corrupt elitist career politicians of our Government do ignore our loud voice then they do so at their peril.  This is the beginning of the next revolution against tyranny.  It isn't against a monarch overseas taxing us without representation, this is worse and it is OUR OWN FAULT for letting it get this far.  Enough is enough.



MAJ Wolf
III

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Bergdahl the catalyst leading to martial law?

Like everyone else who has served time in the military I have been watching the SGT Bergdahl story.  Some would caution me to hold judgement until all the facts are published but I think I have heard enough.  I believe that Berghdahl is a deserter and a Taliban sympathizer.  I also believe that the current administration's trade for Bergdahl will lead to disastrous consequences for all Americans.

Now I am sure if you have heard anything about Bergdahl it was that he abandoned his post and his fellow soldiers in the middle of the night with the clothes on his back, a knife, some food and water.  You also probable know that 6 soldiers died searching for him, so in my humble opinion Bergdahl should be tried for 6 counts of manslaughter as well as desertion, cowardice in the face of the enemy, and treason.  Why treason?  There is little to no doubt in my mind that since Bergdahl wanted to join the Taliban that he told them everything he could about operations in Afghanistan.

Since he was with the Taliban for 5 years he also gave information about life here in the States.  That might not seem like much but I am sure that knowledge will be used to hurt and kill Americans domestically at some point.

So I have to ask myself why?  Why would the administration trade 5 known high level Taliban leaders for a deserter?  The administration and the DoD knew he was a deserter so why give up so much for this guy?  You don't see much happening for the Marine being held captive in Mexico, so why?  Being naturally morbid and suspicious I immediately go into very grim scenarios.

For example, Bergdahl is now not only a trained US Infantryman but also a trained jihadist who is willing to do anything to wreak havoc and mayhem on innocent American civilians.  I am all but certain the target will be innocent civilians because 1 - all terrorists are cowards and not willing to fight openly with a trained and well equipped soldier and 2 - his father has stated sympathy for all the afghan children America has killed.  Now, I don't condone the killing of children but I do recognize that it is an aspect of war.  Especially when you are fighting a cowardice enemy who uses women and children as shields counting on our American morales to hesitate shooting into a group of women and children.

So again I wonder what is the thinking behind these events.  The conclusion I come to is a dire one indeed.  Bergdahl will now recruit/brainwash other American jihadist and then train them to carry out an attack on American soil.  The administration either knows this is a possibility or they are complicit in the plan itself.  Personally I believe it possible that the administration plans to use this act as an excuse to reshape America into the Socialist utopia some people have been pushing to get.

Depending on how big an event take place and how many innocent civilians get hurt and/or loose their lives I think may be the catalyst for 0bozo and his ilk to declare martial law and suspend the bill of rights.

Am I crazy?  Have I gone into full paranoia?  Thoughts?

MAJ Wolf
III