Saturday, March 31, 2012

guest article

GUEST ARTICLE

Cash For Trash

By Madd Mexx

I try to walk my neighborhood on trash days. I am amazed at the things Americans throw out in the trash.

So far I’ve picked up three chairs which were probably from a set of four, a patio chair that was missing one of the leg stoppers or whatever you call them. It’s in my computer room now. I

I’ve picked up two large plastic containers, two coolers that just needed cleaning, a mop still in its wrapper a stock pot and even my wife has gotten into the act. She couldn’t wait for me to get home so she lugged a camping cot home.

We’ve landscaped our home with shrubs folks put by the curb.

Yesterday I missed out on a table saw which just probably needed a motor but I was in a hurry to get to my daughter’s and someone else lucked out on that one.

Off the highway, I’ve picked a couple of the containers with hinged lids, a lunch cooler, a large city trash can and a two wheeled dolly.

Some items I keep; others I’ll try and sale in a yard sale and the rest I’ll donate to the Salvation Army or Goodwill.

So, if you are able, walk around your neighborhood on trash day or the day before. You might also get a pleasant surprise.


Since it is difficult to join them together, it is safer to be feared than to be loved when one of the two must be lacking.- Niccolo Machiavelli

Friday, March 30, 2012

supreme injustice

SUPREME INJUSTICE
As is the specific intent of Obammy, the recent bread and circus dog and pony show by the Supreme Court is designed to raise my blood pressure to such a degree that I’m in very real danger of blowing out a heart valve and dying a horrible death.  I don’t blame our First Kenyan, as I’m just a white cracker honkey mo-fo and a general pain in the ass.  The mainstream media is all over it, actually covering this fiasco as if it was real news and mattered worth a tinkers damn ( the “ruling” over the health care bill ).  I really have to put an effort into reminding myself of this, that it isn’t real.  It is just more drama to lull the masses into a comfortable snooze.  First off, we need to keep in mind that the Federal government has been  ever more centralizing body from day one.  Before you adorn your egg with a tri-corn hat, wave a thirteen star flag vigorously and proclaim that we are the freest country on earth and the Constitution is sacred and blah, blah, blah, ask yourself one question.  What came before the Constitution?  Answer, the Articles Of Confederation.  Now, ask yourself another question.  Which document gave all the power to the states, and which document shared some power with the federal government?  Answer- the Constitution expanded the power of the federal government, compared to the Confederation.  I’m not saying that on that day we inherited a monster leviathan that completely took over.  Very little changed.  The states did not have their powers stolen from them until the War Between The States.  My point here is that for all the propaganda we spew about how free the Constitution made us, the simple fact of the matter is that we LOST freedom as soon as the Constitution was adopted. 
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The Constitution has been wildly distorted from its original intent.  A non-lawyer would look at it,  see the last two of the Ten Amendments, and clearly see that the federal government was granted X amount of powers and no more and nothing could change that.  A lawyer, being a lawyer, looks at the same document and spends twenty years writing up one hundred legal briefs justifying a different viewpoint.  What was the profession of one of the worst asswhores in our history, may his black soul rot for all eternity in the lower bowels of Hell, Abraham Lincoln?  Correct answer, a piece of cancerous jackal offal lawyer.  But forget about lawyers running the country, and forget about how the Constitution has been a farce from almost the first day.  Instead, just ask yourself why in the name of all that is holey do you believe that justice will be served whenever the Supreme Court puts on their gay looking robes and starts to pontificate?  Do you honest Injun believe that just because a justice is granted a life term, they are immune to the wishes of others?  Look at the professors in colleges.  They are granted tenure, under the assumption that they can teach anything at all and not be fired.  Yet they are all Politically Correct orientated.  Why?  Where is the independent thought?  There has to be some kind of lever powerful enough to keep them all in line.  Just because it isn’t the threat of dismissal doesn’t mean there isn’t one.  Now, look at the supposedly independent legal arm of the military.  The Inspector General or what not.  Do you really think they are above the politics that influence the services they are part of?  Why would the Supreme Court justices be any different?  A free agent, if a credible threat to the true powers that be, is not allowed to stay as a loose cannon.  The system is designed to enrich and protect those that formed it.
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You thought I was bad, flapping my lips way too much because I am in love with my own voice?  I ain’t nothing compared to the Supreme Court.  Each has made up their mind before a case is ever heard, yet they still yak away for dozens and hundreds of hours on the minutest details, spewing lawyerese  as if it were a talisman capable of conferring legitimacy upon their prejustices.   Gott Im Himmel!  How about showing a little class?  When you are humping someone over, don’t sit there for the good part of the workweek yammering away about how the hump job was actually good for your victim, how they are too ignorant to appreciate how much they needed to be humped, how smart the humper is and how getting AIDS is a good thing.  Just hump the poor bastard, and walk away.  Don’t smirk, don’t gloat, don’t lecture the victim.  Just go on about your business.  If Obammy is going to hump us, just do it.  Don’t sic your Attack Lawyers on us and try to make it sound like something it isn’t.  This isn’t a date with consensual sex.  This is rape.  Don’t put lipstick on that pig.  Isn’t it bad enough that most of the workers in this supposedly free nation work for the government?  Does it have to be even worse than that where most of those workers do nothing but pretend that a totalitarian government ruling over serfs is a benign enlightened governing class over a grateful ignorant mass?  Or perhaps it is necessary.  The rulers hear praises sung in their name as the ruled wallow in the cold mud.  The propaganda isn’t for the downtrodden, just for those that need to be lied to so they can look in the mirror every morning.  Ahhh.  Poor jackbooted thug.  So misunderstood.
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I’m really impressed by the number of guest articles I’ve been getting.  Especially considering there are only half of you after the blog change ( obviously, the best stayed ).  That said, I hope I’m not imposing if I ask for two more.  The middle of next month I’m going down on a long weekend to visit my dad, and I’ll need to have two articles for the time I’m gone.  Except for last weekend, the sun has barely made an appearance for two weeks.  I might be able to write the articles myself, or I might not dependent on the weather.  Any help is appreciated.  Just make a note on the e-mail to the effect that they are “April guest article”.  There will be regular guest article for tomorrow.
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Thursday, March 29, 2012

$5 a day til the apocalypse

$5 A DAY TIL THE APOCALYPSE
It was getting a bit cold last night ( relative for spring, anyway.  I’m still loving the better weather- I put in a good bit of pit digging and brush clearing last weekend, the first decent weekend we’ve had ) so I wore a shirt to bed and pulled up all the blankets ( I sleep in my birthday suit.  I think your skin needs a rest from constrictive clothes.  But I do have to wear a shirt in the winter.  Even a loose fitting one helps keep me a lot warmer ).  Well, the clouds rolled in after that and it stopped dropping in temperature.  Instead of waking up to a low in the thirties at five AM, I woke up from sweating, then getting chilled as I tossed aside the covers in my sleep.  At a bit after four o’clock.  Usually I just go back to sleep after emptying my bladder but this time it didn’t work.  So all morning I’m feeling groggy and out of sorts.  Hence, today’s article is just a weak attempt at a subject.  Living frugal on five bucks a day.  Not HOW to live cheap, but a way to look at your expenses.  I think how most folks look at their budget is how governments look at theirs.  Once the numbers get big enough, the outrageous spending doesn’t register.  For instance, you hear “800 billion” or you hear “1.5 trillion”, and it doesn’t really sink in how much friggin money that is.  But if you look at it as “$3 billion deficient each day”, then you kind of get an idea.  So here is my attempt, however poorly, at putting your budget in perspective.  I spend $5 a day on basic, bare bones items ( that includes cigarettes and booze for the wife- in an emergency I might be able to halve that again.  In reality my bare bones has a lot of frugal luxuries ).  Okay, that’s per person.  I spend $10 a day for the two of us.  But as your family unit numbers are different I think a per person figure is a good comparison.
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Let’s call the average family wage $50k.  I’m assuming one person works a professional gig and the other is either part time or a lower wage for basic semi-skilled.  A $35k wage and a $15k one.  Call it $4k a month gross income.  If you live in a state that is generous and lets you keep more of your own money than most, you bring home $3k.  Figure four people per family and you are spending $25 a day, per person.  And that is most likely for a bare bones budget.  Bare bones middle class, anyway.  Now, don’t let that figure fool you.  That is per person, every single day of the month.  If you are making, on averaging out between the two of you, ten bucks an hour, then you need to work two and a half hours a day to support each person.  I’m working three quarters of an hour per person, and my job is a lot less stressful than yours.  Your spouse must work, whereas mine doesn’t.  This is the difference between living on junk land and living in town paying rent/mortgage.  Now, look at it in another light.  If you must cut back on hours, or one of you loses a job, you still need to work ten hours a day to support everyone.  And that is just take home pay.  Probable future tax increases not included.  If the economy is guaranteed to get worse, can you count on finding work at your current pay or higher, for ten hours a day?  Just food for thought.
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I’ve always had the goal of reducing my needs to just food and fuel.  I’ve achieved that and am working towards cutting back on the fuel part.  The food part, needing a source of income to be able to buy groceries is indeed a dangerous dependency.  But no worse than being dependent on an income to pay the mortgage on the farm.  Food storage does in some part compensate.  Nothing is perfect, but it is nice to keep chipping away at the dependency on our banker controlled economy.  It might be illuminating to figure out what each part of your dependency cost in terms of hourly wages.  In the above example, a “normal” mortgage of $1500 is half your bills.  Half your daily toil.  Perhaps by looking at it that way you might start to think about alternatives.  Just remember, the past investment was not an investment.  It was a bill.  Continuing to pay isn’t always a smart move.  Sometimes it is a better financial pay off to just walk away and start over. 
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Seriously, I am mentally short circuiting today.  I’m just stopping here.  My apologies and we should be back to normal tomorrow, and back to regular length.
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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

NYC gives me the screaming craps

NYC GIVES ME THE SCREAMING CRAPS
Well, a large hew and cry was raised when New York City banned trans-fats, yet nothing was done and the ban went into place.  They are also the ones that put something like $5 a pack of taxes on cigarettes.  They also have a long history of intrusiveness going back over a hundred years, unconstitutional measures to take “in the public interest” health wise.  Now, seeing as how the die was cast, the city feels free to do any Gott-damn thing it feels like “in the interest of public health”.  You are now banned from feeding the homeless, unless the food passes the approval of the city.  I kid you not, the city wants to know the fiber content of the food.  If the item won’t promote a healthy bowel movement, presumably it won’t pass muster.  This is the kind of stuff I couldn’t make up.  The stuff so outlandish I doubt it could be published as fiction.  So, Hoymals Bagels wants to give a charity a few dozen bagels every day to help feed the homeless.  Mayor Bloomberg suddenly births a kitten, face contorted in rage, nervous beads of sweat popping from his shiny forehead.  “For the love of all that’s good and holey, are they whole grain bagels?  Please, don’t tell me they are-gasp! Horror!-white flour bagels?!?!”  Hiz Honor is suddenly worried about how often the homeless crap.  Ahhh, dude.  Please think about this for a second.  Do you really want the homeless to get a case of the screaming trots?  The nearest toilet is the lawn in the park or the storm drain in the street.  When your system isn’t used to whole grain bakery products, at first ingestion your system reacts explosively.  You start shoving whole wheat down the throats of the bums, you will have a natural disaster on your hands.  But don’t worry, it’s just a rhetorical question.  I fully expect no whole wheat bagel will ever see the rotted teeth of the indigent anytime soon.  I think the issue goes beyond our shelter challenged brethren.
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This is a test tube issue.  If NYC can shove these regulations down the throats of its teeming masses of idiots, it goes nationwide.  The homeless are just innocent pawns in this game.  They can either quickly move out of the city, moving to more accommodating climes ( a result I’m sure the mayor will love ), or starve to death waiting for the city to decide what the proper diet is.  This is just like Reno, Nevada.  They had a nice size tent city.  The city threw up a porti-pottie and had a police patrol at regular intervals.  A nice cheap solution.  But the forces of good and just decided the homeless needed better digs.  They forced everyone to move out and then erected a multi-million dollar shelter ( that could only hold a fraction of the tent lot ).  They drove away their homeless to another location.  Lack of homeless equals perception of economic recovery.  Home values were maintained ( not for most, just the rich ).  Under the guise of helping the homeless achieve a daily bowel movement, NYC is getting rid of them.  Plus, it really would love to be the vanguard in ushering in a politically correct diet to the citizens.  No more meat or dairy.  Plenty of veggies and soy bean curd.  Just what a body evolved as a hunter needs to stay alive.  Under guise of “healthy” eating, the citizenry gets Soylent Green shoved down their faces.  The masses will eat their gruel and be grateful.  The rich will continue to eat real food.  Trying to register, tax, bar code and regulate your home grown chickens was the first push, and here is the next.  Your diet will be regulated.
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On to other current events, the circus down in Florida ( where else except maybe NYC ).  To keep this in perspective, if a black kills a white, it is a crime.  If a white kills a black, it is a racial hate crime.  So regardless of what happened or who did what, here is just another honkey mo-fo cracker white trash klucker trying to perpetuate the continuing genocide on the oppressed peoples.  Bad honkey!  Bad!  No biscuit for you!  Meanwhile, flash mobs continue to beat whites with almost no obstruction.  I’m sure glad our racial differences were helped with the election of a black.  The point here, they are already calling for restrictions on citizen patrols and the rights on self defense.  The racial hoohaw is just cover ( like how the Black Panrthers get away with their Dead Or Alive offer?  If the KKK tried that they would already be in jail ).  They will use this incident to further crap on your few remaining rights.  Before you know it, self defense will be persecuted just like they have been doing over in England.  If it weren’t illegal to do so I’d advise a silencer for your gun and a shovel for your corpse.  Don’t get caught defending yourself.
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Yet more noise on Iran.  All that crap about how the top dogs in Iran must have authorized the recent terrorist assassinations.  I’m not saying that Iran wouldn’t be against  knocking off “enemies of the state” in foreign lands.  They very well could be, and would have got the idea from the Israeli Mossad among others.  I’m just wondering, since they are pushing the terrorist theory in the mainstream media, if it isn’t more likely this is all a false flag event.   Who really thinks that Iran is going to benefit from any future conflict?  Believe nothing of what you hear, and assume you don’t hear 90% of what is going on.
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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

poor bankers

POOR BANKERS
As I was reading The Druid Dude ( the arch druid report ) last Thursday, thoroughly enjoying his new thread on the collapse of the American Empire, a subject near and dear to my heart not because I’ll enjoy the crash but because I’ll enjoy the complete shock and utter disbelief from everyone else as their pampered spoiled lives are tossed upside down and I can gloat for the rest of my life, and his comments on the capitalist industrial system got me to thinking.  In short, and you really should just skip right over there and read the article yourself if you already haven’t done so, for the system to work capital must be concentrated for investment in factories and other infrastructure.  Workers are paid poorly, as is the owner of commodities, in order to get sufficient funds for the system to grow.  But, once you reach the point where your workers, getting paid less and less ( back in the day, achieved by immigrants forcing wages lower.  Oh, wait, that works today also.  Just Spanish instead of Italian is heard from the fresh meat arriving on death ships then, from a death march now ) can’t afford your factory products, either here or abroad, who keeps the system afloat?  That is pretty much the article the Druid Dude covered.  More will of course come in next weeks installment.   I of course have oodles and gobs to add to it, then I’ll get right into my sarcastic plea to save the bankers.  I’m sure this is also the direction the Druid is going and I won’t attempt to steal much of his thunder.  Not that I can.  He writes good enough for books other people pay to print.  But of course, writing slow enough for a book also means some uppity punk can post on his blog a lot quicker than you can.
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Henry Ford was of course known for his assembly line innovation, but he should be celebrated for his intelligence in raising his workers pay, hence allowing them to buy the product they were making.  At the time this was revolutionary.  I’m sure this caused quite a bit of surplus stomach acid to be produced amongst the rich and famous.  Others reluctantly followed.  No one, least of all Ford, did this out of love or compassion but out of self interest.  It took someone long enough, speaking of Robber Barons here, to pull their head out of their ass and figure it out.  Now, I don’t know if this is the straw that broke the camels back- perhaps it was impossible economically speaking to divert the investment money to the workers- or if it was other forces such as World War One when our central bank faced the danger of losing its loans to the Allies or even if it was just the creation itself of the central bank, but it pretty much all went to crap after that.  The farm commodities depression followed the war, the gambling on Wall Street with Monopoly money, then we got the Great Depression.  To get us out of a depression caused by interventionist policies from our central bank, we went socialist and then national socialist on a war footing.  From that point to the 70’s, almost all industrial demand was from one client, the central government.  The worker did in fact get more of the spoils, but not because of anyone’s generosity.  The surplus of oil we had allowed money creation and government growth.  When the oil supply stopped growing, so did the Industrial economy.  And so did workers wages.  But the Robber Barons didn’t have to go down with the ship.  Their wages weren’t going to go down.
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Out of necessity, our economy turned to finances.  With our industrial plant aging, our ores depleting and our oil supply contracting, how else was the engine to keep working?  From the early seventies on, more and more economic activity took place in the magical Wonderland of finances.  This was the new wealth pump, to use the phrase of Druid Dude,  that replaced factories.  And for the longest time it worked wonderfully.  Until it didn’t, because it was all smoke and mirrors after all.  The global First World real estate bubble did not take place because suddenly every swinging dingus out there decided that rates were low enough to buy a house.  It was the last desperate attempt at our global financial albatross to keep the financial industry wealth pump working.  California/Japanese Real Estate Bubbles were replicated almost everywhere.  Remember, this happened prior to the global plateau of Peak Oil.  That was what popped the bubble.  But the real estate fiasco happened right after the Tech Wreck, itself a bubble.  The central banks were creating bubble after bubble to steal wealth.  Now that this is no longer possible, they are turning to the government to force people to send in their remaining Obammy Bucks.  At heart, this is what is driving the mandatory health care laws.  The bankers need more money.  Literally, they need more money or the whole rotted system collapses.  If/when it does, because of our total interdependency, the whole enchilada falls apart.  Systematic failure type falls apart.  Even if we don’t run out of oil first, how does one transport it here without a financial infrastructure to pay everyone along the way?
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Before, I was viewing the greedy parasitical asswhore bankers as our masters.  The bastards that were squeezing us dry to live the high life.  But now, looking at it through the wealth pump prism, it makes a lot more sense to view the draining as a mandatory activity just to keep the system alive.  You can see how the gradual control over every aspect of our lives is assured, just to keep getting more and more money out of us.  Concentrating the wealth to the few that need that wealth just to keep that finance factory humming.  Why do you think it is getting harder and harder to live in an unconventional house?  If every homeowner could avoid a mortgage the bankers would be useless.  If every car owner who paid off his car could drop his insurance, how much money would that drain out of the financial system?  Our county here was just declared a natural disaster area.  Why?  Because of a few fires.  No economic activity was seriously threatened.  But by declaring this as such, suddenly all our ranchers and farmers are eligible for disaster loans.  Not grants, loans.  You get screwed in a natural disaster, the fedgov is now happy to get you further in debt.  Just like when the city you live in is about to declare bankruptcy.  The feds don’t send financial relief, they just offer lower interest loans.  How does that help anybody other than the bankers?
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The system is dying, and it has been cannibalizing itself for some years now.  Don’t expect the financial system to remain in its present form.  Plan accordingly.
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Monday, March 26, 2012

out of the rez

OUT OF THE REZ
Before we start today, to attempt ( most likely in vain ) to head off any butt hurt feelings from any indoctrinated reader who never learned to think for themselves but rather is content to journey through life merely regurgitating the drivel he was force fed, I want to once again for the hundredth friggin time, state plainly that I am not in any way racist.  My father, who I respect the hell out of, taught me otherwise.  And it is simple common sense.  All humans act the same and skin color has absolutely no bearing.  99% of all colors and creeds are asswhoring bastards.  They will all screw you given half the chance.  I speak of tribes.  Tribes are the important distinction, not color.  You’ll understand why I repeat myself here in just a moment. 
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A mainstay of survivalist fiction, at least back in the day forty years ago and prior to that, had a favorite theme.  Well, a sub-theme anyway.  Indians, native Americans, First People ( misnamed because most likely the Asian immigrants that came over probably encountered other folks who they killed off.  Even if it was Neanderthal or another link in the evolutionary chain, my contention is that there were settled humans already here.  I don’t hold steadfast to it, I just like it at this time ) would flow from the Reservation and form mighty warrior armies.  Most of this was White Guilt, basically personified by the later movie “Dances With Wolves”.  Now, I don’t excuse the slow starvation of native tribes by the systematic extinction of the buffalo.  But it was a historical norm ( just like the Spanish killed off all the Californian Indians, then claimed the land, then complained when we stole it- hey, bitches, at least we didn’t kill you off like you did former owners.  Go back to Mexico and shut up ).  Everybody, every tribe, all through history, uses war and conquest as a survival tool.  Resources get scarce, go steal your neighbors.  The Indians were no more noble than any other displaced tribe.  Not an excuse, just an observation.  And the main point is, it was an impossible fantasy.  To claim that a cultural trait is genetically passed on is silly.  Culture teaches behavior, it doesn’t skip generations.  You can’t take a Indian kid, used to light switches and canned food, used to collecting a welfare check, and think he is going to suddenly revert back to a mighty warrior of yesteryear.  If it isn’t taught throughout childhood, it isn’t an adult skill set ( mental outlook, not manual skills ).
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I’m not trying to diss on Indians.  They were handed a crappy deal years ago and still have one.  They live on barren hunks of junk land and have little choice but to get Food Stamps and government housing.  But the simple fact is if you aren’t raised to be a warrior you won’t automatically turn into one ( and, no, Basic Training is not a substitute.  They try to deprogram your childhood training and it is only slightly successful as witnessed by the need to depersonalize the killing ) at will.  The Indians will not pose a threat come the collapse.  If anything, they will be doubly screwed since they will suddenly have no resources being shipped in.  The few, habitual criminals with that lifetime of conditioning, will make warriors.  The bulk will not.  Now, there is a group that DOES pose a threat.  Not all, but perhaps the majority.  We don’t talk about it because it is a giant taboo.  Political correctness prohibits us from talking about how the majority f the Black tribe, mostly living in urban reservations, will pose a threat as a warrior tribe after the apocalypse.  Again, I’m not trying to say anything bad here.  I’m merely observing reality- raise a child under severe conditions, keep them under control and living in deprivation, but under a system that encourages the natural violence that all males posses, and you are training warriors.  This is the historic norm, there is no stigma attached in this observation.
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If we say, hey, the tribes comprised mostly of African-Americans has been brought up in an atmosphere approaching the regular warrior society of antiquity, and come the collapse of our current society they will have free reign to live that training, we are looked upon as White Trash, Klucker Honkey Mo-Fo Cracker Bastards.  We are accused of fearing a man because of his skin color.  How do you think most Black’s look at us, identifying us by our skin color?  I’d say very little fear and mostly hate.  You are hated because you are white.  Just don’t return the favor or you are a racist.  Okay, they got a bad deal, by my great-great-great grandfather ( I don’t know if that’s true as my family might have still been living in Europe at the time- I’m making a point here ). But they hate me, and yes, I have reason to believe I’d be a target because of that.  Ever since all the oppression  was ended by federal law, Blacks have, by large, turned to violence.  Because now they could.  I’m not saying we shouldn’t have done what we did, just that we have created a set of circumstances that have produced today’s belligerent race living alongside us.  I’m not picking a good and bad side, I’m saying we now have a divided Yugoslavia with hate and fear on BOTH sides.  Yet one side is taught to appease and cower and hate themselves for hating.  They are taught to ignore tribal lines, as the issue is confused with skin color.  The other side has males brought up in broken families living in economic wastelands where the only employment is to engage in violent illegal trade.  And they will have their historic revenge given the opportunity.  All oppressed groups would. 
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Sunday, March 25, 2012

guest article

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James, I'll take the bait. "Ammo Makes The Gun" was a good article and the .303 SMLE is a fine rifle shooting a good cartridge.

However:

"Once the Springfield and Garand started getting scarce, the 30-06 was relegated in use to a few old codgers."

Being an old codger I thought I'd say a few words on the matter. There are more than 20,000,000 of us living today who have served in the armed forces of the United States. Most of mine are now dead and gone, but I have grandsons learning. My grandfather and great uncles carried the '03 in WW1 and killed Krauts in Chateau Thierry. My father and uncles carried the '03 in early WW11 and were then issued the M1 Garand, the finest rifle ever made. One uncle used the '03 with a Unertl scope to kill Japs on Guadalcanal. My cousin, my age, went in the same year I did. His rifle was, at first, the M1, then the BAR, then the M14. He had a fondness for the M79. He did four tours of combat in 'Nam. Mustered out a Master Sergeant, USMC. I drilled with the '03 in boot camp and then on to the M1 Garand.

Primers, powder and brass cost the same regardless of caliber. Learn to reload. Cast your own hard-cast lead bullets. Use wheel weights. Shoot the National Match equivalent load in your 30-06 with jacketed 165 grain SPBT bullets. Use 47 grains of 4895. This load chronographs at 2,650 fps in my rifles. 30-06 brass is available at gun shows and elsewhere.

A man can't have too much 30-06 brass.

I have seen to it that my grandsons, 22 and 16 both have an 03-A3 and an M1 Garand each, with reloading tools and a good supply of primers, powder, brass, bullets, molds and skill.

As to old codgers:

Don't pick a fight with an old man who can no longer match his younger opponent blow for blow. He'll kill you.

Mountain Rifleman

Saturday, March 24, 2012

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ROCK SPRINGS CHICK
By VH
I am not taking her back.  Despite all my attention, and my best efforts, it finally happened!  My busty (take it easy Jim) "Survivalists" girlfriend, aka " Rock Springs Chick" (Her new nick name earned after returning from a shopping spree at her first Super Walmart in Rock Springs WY, and announcing "I'm a Rock Springs Chick!", while I was sick as a dog in a hotel room during the middle of a big game hunt.  At least she bought me some camo fleece pajamas) up and stormed out on me a few weeks ago! 
All because she heard me ask a buddy at work if a woman he was talking about had big tits! Rock Springs Chick (RSC) was on the fucking phone as usual, and half way across the room, so I thought what's the harm in me asking my buddy a standard guy question!  Wrong!  What can I say, Men want to know! Even though she is blessed with being busty, she has an issue about the size of a woman's chest and a man's interest in that subject.  Boo fucking hoo.
Most men like large breasts.  All people have their issues. This, includes men, women and children.  Hell it includes dogs too (my dogs always hated squirrels, and some hated cats.  So it was best not to take them on a flying fox hunt or to a ladies house, who owned cats).  Men and women should know what each others issues are, and to come to peaceful terms with them before hand, or take the chance of blowing things up.  Blowing things up is not a good idea if you are storing the pharos seeds in buckets together, along with cans of cheap Rusky ammo, while trying to buy junk land. 
Of course RSC kissed me off owing me about $1,300 that I loaned her for a bunch of gear she purchased, including an Yugo SKS, Russian bolt carbine (Yes, Jim, she can shoot it.  What does that tell you about her weight?), scopes, a shit load of ammo, a pack and stove, several Cold Steel survival knives, tomahawk, and a freezer to hold the meat she got from last years hunt I took her on! (she killed a doe at 115 yards with her SKS with an off hand shot through the heart.  Those commie Silver Bear 7.62x39 soft points may not be match grade, but they are CHEAP and they get the job done).  The rest of the money she owed was for her share of the gas to drive beyond the land of Bisonia.   I gave her plenty of attention.
After a few weeks without RSC around, I came to the conclusion that I got off easy.  Maybe I have been reading a certain blog hailing from Northern Nevada to long?  Like many women, RSC aka the "Huntress" (nick named after making her first doe kill at 210 yards with a heart shot from a 308...... obviously she has her reasons for aiming at hearts!  She is a shot maker and a heart breaker!) suffers from an anger virus that continues to infect her with rage.  I am talking about an intense anger that projection vomits out of her often without warning.  Got milk?  At times this virus goes deep into remission, but only to come back with a vengeance.   Men get the rage virus too.  Either way, man or woman, it's pretty much a deal killer.
When suffering from the virus fever, she could have put me out of my misery with her old world CZ 52 pistol loaded with those wicked Wolf hollow points, while I slept!  She didn't (those fucking 7.62x25 bullets may be light, but man do they go blazing fast, far and flat!).  Seriously, think about it.  What type of woman carries a CZ 52 with 5 extra mags by choice?  Yeah...... that's what I mean.  She is special!  Let's just say she has major daddy issues that may have brought on the rage virus (we wont open the subject of jealously).   But don't all wonderfully rebellious defiant chicks? I am not your daddy baby.
She will probably come crawling back (unless she reads this.... get the point?), as many women are so insecure that they can hardly survive with out a man's constant attention and guidance.  Gag me.  Stand tall warrior wonder woman!That's one of the things I hate most about the daily challenge of relationships with soft things (women).  You try your best to bite your tongue, and to give them the attention they need, but it only takes one "awe shit" or a few days of double shifts at work with no phone calls and the SHTF! 
I always wonder about survivalist women.  Is it real for them, or is all they do  only to please the man they are with.  After 17 years of prepping, my ex-wife forgot real quick.  How does anyone who sees the horror of the freight train coming our way, suddenly forget about it like it was a fad?  The answer can be found in a woman's actions after they are no longer with their man.  Will they sell, sell, sell or party, party, party? Or off to London, Paris or Rome to take art lesions and find themselves (my ex wife's dream)?  Or will they stay on course by themselves or with someone new?  Only time will tell.  I don't think men suffer from the same issue too often. 
RSC may make some other prepper a good drama free wife (is there such a thing?) in the near future.  After all, her hearts in the right place (there's that word again), but it takes more than that to get along.  It's not just about love, it's about chemistry and respect right?  Perhaps I dropped the ball on respect? That may be debatable, but it's too late now.  As an old wise South Florida marine once told me, "Son, once the milk sours, there's no fixing it." 
Her next man might really get off looking at and playing with the gear I financed, helped her pick out and trained her to use!  Sound familiar Jimbo?Then again, if he is a "normal" fellah, he may just think she's a freak when he sees her closet full of stored food, bottled water and the above mentioned warrior huntress gear.  Right about now some of you are thinking you wish you could be so lucky.  Don't look in a woman's closet! 
I know you all are wondering.  Of course RSC is fantastic in bed, and cooks a mean Antelope chili, but I am not interested in the slavery that comes when bowing down to the anger virus's wrath...... even when it's spicy! 
 Food for thought.

Friday, March 23, 2012

perpetual nazi's

PERPETUAL NAZI’S
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Today we do not talk about the relentless march towards fascism or communism or a curious unique American hybrid of the two.  We’ve talked of this before and will again.  But for now, I’d like to comment on the popularity of a certain genre in books.  There are a lot of books out there on perpetual motion, free energy, energy from water, cold fusion and the favorite “100 MPG carburetor”.  There are some that come close to almost passing the sniff test.  Harnessing the power of radio waves or the rotation of the earth or some such at first glance at least have some possibility of NOT violating the laws of physics.  If another source of energy is providing a secondary source of power, and it is just something that we haven’t yet found a way of harnessing, than at least it appears realistic.  I’m not talking about sources of energy already known, but which fail to pass the scalability issue ( a solar panel is fine for home illumination but fails to scale up top power a whole economy, for instance ).  Algae grown in vats or ethanol doesn’t scale up.  And the US is the worlds heaviest explored region for oil.  It is silly to assume we have huge pools undiscovered.  Drill, baby, drill doesn’t scale up.  The oft talked about hyper-efficient carburetor isn’t beyond imagining.  If the VW Beatle got 30 mpg and the VW diesel Rabbit got 50 mpg, I don’t think a 100 mpg unit is beyond possibility.  But again, that doesn’t scale up.  Tripling the car fleets range doesn’t save us from declining oil, it just postpones the inevitable Oil Age crash a few more years.  As far as all the other fantasy forms of perpetual energy, just keep the main three things in mind.  It has to scale, it has to live with the second law of thermodynamics and it can’t rest on a conspiracy theory which resulted from a benevolent teacher.  Any conspiracy that was revealed to one person by another in the know is pure BS.  “Person X, working in the highest level of government, confessed to me on his deathbed that aliens from planet Z who crashed landed at Roswell wanted to enslave the human race”.  Come on!  You know why all those stories get told?  The author wants you to think he is so friggin special that only he knows the truth. 
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I have read probably close to a half dozen books by Joseph Farrell.  He wrote a bit on space aliens, one on how the moon off Saturn or some planet was shaped like the Death Star ( the shape wasn’t natural, in other words ) and obviously an artifact from a long ago extinct alien race, and on Nazi perpetual motion energy.  Now, before going on, I love this author.  He takes a theory and explores it out to all its natural conclusions.  He doesn’t pretend to have insider knowledge.  But he does have impeccable logic if viewed within the framework of each theory.  He really is a hoot, exploring ancient religions and their texts as proof of Space Aliens As Gods, Einstein’s ignored theory as source for Nazi energy, how that ties in with The Philadelphia Experiment, etc.  You should check out some of his work.  What I’d like to present as conjecture is the reason for his popularity in the “fringe publishing” sector.  I think because he is quite educated and logical, he is a natural for the True Believers.  Those that want to believe we will never run out of unlimited cheap energy want to believe in a theory that will bolster their wishes.  Farrell must know his audience because the books keep coming.  If the selfish Powers That Be would just release those Double Top Secret Nazi Files, we could set up our Super Deluxe Power From Dimension X Generators and restore the American Empire to all its glory!!!
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Thursday, March 22, 2012

ammo makes the gun

AMMO MAKES THE GUN
A lot of times the ammo makes the gun.  One wonders if the world would have ever heard about, cared about or started using the 223 without the M16 or the 7.62x39 without the AK.  No one else started using the 303 British.  Once the Springfield and Garand started getting scarce, the 30-06 was relegated in use to a few old codgers.  Not that 30-06 in bolt action is dead, just that it is not widespread.  The Russian Mosin Nagant bolt uses its own unique round that never caught on in another rifle.  Sure, there is the Russian semi-auto sniper rifle using the round, but they are pretty scarce in the civilian world.  My point is this.  Without a steady supply of a one of a kind round of ammunition, there is not much point in owning the MN bolt gun.  Yes, they are cheap.  Sometimes, cheap is what you get and all you can get and you are happy to have it.  But don’t just buy the gun and then assume its inexpensive ammunition will be available forever more.  If you can’t buy its ammunition now, in quantity, it might be a poor arsenal choice.
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Look, I know a lot of you reload.  A lot of you could remain equipped with a plentiful supply of ammunition if the Apocalypse happened right now.  If “1632” happened right now and your chunk of property was hurdled into another dimension, changes are good you could become the new supreme overlord with the number of MN’s and ammunition you have stockpiled.  This article is not for you.  It is for the folks that bought the gun and are planning, sometime, to buy its cheap ammo.   Look around you.  Oil is becoming dear to burn.  Forget about ultimate supply.  Just focus on the fact it is becoming too expensive, and that looks to be the new normal.  Already, our domestic furniture industry has made a remarkable resurgence, all due to the fact that it is no longer economically viable to ship bulky furniture over here from across the Pacific.  Our $10-$15 an hour labor, even at three to four times the cost of Chinese labor, still builds a cheaper unit because of the shipping costs.  Which are determined by the cost of oil ( you wonder why the Baltic Index is dropping?  The age of globalization is dead under $100 barrel of oil ).  I’m not saying that cheap foreign, overseas shipping of steel cased ammunition will dry up tomorrow, although it could.  I am saying that if the ammo keeps coming, and if oil stays above $100, I would not be surprised in the least if Russian bolt ammo went to thirty to fifty cents a round from its current twenty cents ( this is a WAG- ammo is dense, but historically the ammo has already doubled with increased oil cost ). 
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Sure, domestic ammo also might go up in cost.  In that case, all things being relative, your bolt ammo will still be the most affordable.  But are you willing to bet on that?  I bet on the fact that the Lee-Enfield ammo would stay affordable and I lost that bet.  Hell, I don’t mind reloading instead of buying surplus but even that is no longer viable with unloaded cases going for over sixty cents a round ( the bad part being that the Enfield chews up brass- again, speaking relative to others- so the replacement cost of brass is much higher than with other rounds.  Eventually going to another arsenal will be spiritually painful, such as going from a Mac to a Windows computer, but cost wise it is necessary ).  If at all possible, buy your cheap bolt ammunition while you still can.  And be aware that it is likely that once the ammunition goes up in cost, this will no longer be a good bet for the frugal survivalist.  Look at the SKS.  Millions were bought by idiot militiamen, so broke from buying cammo that there was nothing left for firearms.  So they bought $120 brand new Chinese carbines.  Who would have thought that they would be going for nearly $400 a mere fifteen years later?  The ammo only doubled ( from when oil was $20 a barrel ) but because those commie ass licking toad bastard liberals restricting Chinese importation ( making our politicians more communist than the ChiComs ) we are buying up in a limited market.  It’s okay for China to export toxic baby formula, but God forbid some guy buy a piece of crap rifle that will miss its target past 150 yards ( making them almost as inaccurate as a black powder musket ). 
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Perhaps you should look at your rifles as you would a car or a computer.  Sometimes the old models just become obsolete for whatever reason.  Ask yourself this.  Would six antique Japanese rifles still be a bargain today, even if you did buy them for only $30 each thirty years ago?  Of course not, not if the brass cost $1.50 each.  The same might be true one day for the Russian bolts.  Not because the components for reloading aren’t available but because they are too expensive.  Not because they aren’t still making the ammo, but because its shipping cost got too high.  You think underwear is cheap right now?  Cotton crop failures, droughts, increased shipping and the fact that 90% of the globes skivvies come from China mean one day real soon a pair of underwear will go from 75 cents to two or three bucks.  The same principle- changing logistic fundamentals- might come to steel cased Russian bolt ammunition.  Either run out and stock up for your lifetime supply, or plan on replacing the rifles one day.  And, no, this is not an endorsement for common caliber modern military calibers.  They have their advantages but they aren’t the cat’s meow.  They also have disadvantages as we’ve talked about before.  Logistics win wars, and logistics helps in your survival.
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