Thursday, July 24, 2014

New Page on WARSKYL

I hate flies. I hate their filth and their peskiness.

My favorite superhero when I was a youngster? The FLY! Go figure.

(Actually, in my mind, The Fly and The Phantom were tied for first place.)

Maybe you've never heard of The Fly. He never made it big like Superman or even Captain Marvel. But he had two things going for him:

  1. His other identity was a kid -- Tommy Troy (for the first few issues, at least);
  2. Early issues each contained a page that taught some sort of self defense move.
Lately, I have located some other comics from an earlier era that taught some form of self defense of martial arts. I have decided to open a new WARSKYL page dedicated to comic book self defense instruction.

Some of the techniques on the pages will prove less effective than others, and I won't suggest that you use these as a primary source of training. Nevertheless, they represent a singular way of teaching self defense: through the heroes from the comic book stories.

I will post another comic page from time to time. The first one features the Shield's sidekick, Bobby Bell. What? You never heard of The Shield? Consider it a gap in your education.

You can either click the link in the "pages" bar above or this link: Comic Book Self Defense.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Battle Cries Revisited

I have written previously about using a battle cry to help channel adrenaline stress. (See here.) Here's a little different view of the same subject.

The following panels come from a comic book which lies -- as I understand -- in the public domain. Judomaster, Feb 1967 (v6, #93)

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Breaking Obama's Choke Hold, 2

In the previous post, I revealed how the Obama administration's Operation Chokepoint labels sales of guns and ammunition as a "high risk" activity comparable to prostitution and pornography. Now, I want to show you some legal ways around these roadblocks that may actually make things better for you who need to purchase firearms.

  1. Pay cash rather than charge your purchases. Yes, you may have to save up to buy the krunchenticker you've always wanted, but eliminating the credit card also greatly reduces the paper trail. You can't eliminate it altogether, but it's much more private if you pay cash.
  2. See if your gun shop will put the weapon on layaway for you. With a minimal down payment, you can lock in the price until you pay it off.
  3. Buy your weapon piece by piece, as you can afford it. I did this back in the '90's when M1 Garands were plentiful. I bought a receiver in pristine condition, then I scoured shotgun news every month for new/unissued parts. In the end, I had what amounted to a brand new rifle for a thousand dollars, including the gunsmith's fee for installing the barrel. Except that I did not shell out the whole grand at one time.
  4. Roll your own. If you're handy with tools, you might consider buying an 80% receiver and finishing it. Then, purchase a parts kit and assemble your 100% off-the-books firearm. As of this writing, this is still legal in the United States. (Check state and local laws. You know I would NEVER recommend that you exercise your God-given rights in violation of mere human law.)
There you go. Four ways around the administration's attempts to choke off your access to the tools of self defense. There may be others.If you can think of one, I'd like to hear about it in the comments section.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Breaking Obama's Choke Hold

Recently, I received a newsletter from Gun Owners of America that outlined Operation Choke Point, an Obama administration attempt to curtail activities that might in any way give you the slightest sense of independence from the Establishment. It seems that the feds want to pressure banks into cutting off credit to "high risk" activities.

An online search led me to a Wikipedia article that identifies only some of these "high risk" activities.
Some merchant categories that the FDIC has listed as being associated with high-risk activity include, but are not limited to:
  • Ammunition Sales
  • Cable Box De-scramblers
  • Coin Dealers
  • Credit Card Schemes
  • Credit Repair Services
  • Dating Services
  • Debt Consolidation Scams
  • Drug Paraphernalia
  • Escort Services
  • Firearms Sales
  • Fireworks Sales
  • Get Rich Products
  • Government Grants
  • Home-Based Charities
  • Life-Time Guarantees
  • Life-Time Memberships
  • Lottery Sales
  • Mailing Lists/Personal Info
  • Money Transfer Networks
  • On-line Gambling
  • Payday Loans
  • Pharmaceutical Sales
  • Ponzi Schemes
  • Pornography
  • Pyramid-Type Sales
  • Racist Materials
  • Surveillance Equipment
  • Telemarketing
  • Tobacco Sales
  • Travel Clubs
Notice that the feds have lumped sale of guns and ammunition together with pornography, prostitution, ponzi schemes and drug paraphernalia as "high risk" activities. But also note that this policy puts more than your right to keep and bear arms at risk.

The nabobs in Washington have determined coin dealers to constitute "high risk" activities as well. So, if you think that gold and silver represent a more secure store of value than fiat currency, your visit to a coin dealer -- in person or online -- constitutes an activity they consider high risk. 

At this juncture, I would like to point out to whom these activities present a risk. The activities of free men to protect themselves, their families and their assets represent a high degree of risk to the safety and security of the petty tyrants, entrenched bureaucrats and Establishment lackies. In other words their chokepoint policy seeks to choke off your freedom which they see as a threat.

How do we counter this and even use it against them? That's the subject of another post.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Never Get Outta the Car

If you've ever seen the movie Apocalypse Now, you may remember the encounter with the tiger that has two G.I.s running for their lives back to their river boat. One of them is yelling, "Never get outta the boat. Never get outta the boat."

I once had a job in a toxic work environment, and a co-worker -- who is now my barber -- took a cue from that film. He always warned me: "Never leave the office." And when I did, sooner or later some co-worker would try to count coup on my soul.

Maybe your work environment is happy and fulfilling, and probably you'll never run into a tiger on the prowl. However, you may someday find yourself driving through an area of social unrest.

If that happens, let me give you a little advice. NEVER GET OUTTA THE CAR.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Shooting with Just One Hand

There is a time and place for using both hands to aim and fire your handgun. There's also a time and place for shooting with just one hand.

I have found that women, especially mothers grasp this concept more readily than many men. All I have to say is, "Suppose you're holding a baby . . . . "

Right away, mom gets it. She would never drop the child in order to assume an isosceles or weaver stance. She just won't, and she knows it.

Since you may, someday, have to shoot one-handed, when selecting a handgun, you'll want to consider how well it will lend itself to single handed use.

Here's an article that may help:

The Importance of Shooting One-Handed

Monday, July 7, 2014

Advertising Your Vulnerabilities

Gary North once wrote, "Keep your convictions visible and your assets hidden." Wise words in a society polluted with covetousness and envy.

Your family, moreover, represents a precious asset into which you've poured your time and treasure. Putting too much information about them on display could just leave them vulnerable to the orcs out there.

Consider the following excerpt from WNCT9 of Greenville, NC:

Family stick figure decals are on the backs of thousands of car windows representing the parents, children and even the family pets. 

While they may seem harmless, police across the country send a warning message to those who have a series of stickers on their vehicles.

They say thieves and predators are now using bumper stickers and decals to track their next victims. . . .  

Police say if you have your family decal up on your window along with a school bumper sticker or team mascot magnet, you are now displaying how many children you have, where they go to school, and what sports they play.

What's that? Your PROUD of your family and want everyone to know it?

Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall. Proverbs 16:18