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Hello Long Lance. Once upon a time, I started an ATS thread about self-defense in an urban setting. Those who are interested in weapons, tactics, and supplies should have a look at that thread. I believe it is still relevant.
RED DAWN is a 1984 film by John Milius about an invasion of the United States by the Soviet Union and Cuba, and the resulting guerrilla actions of a group of American high school students in the town of Calumet, Colorado. The movie features Patrick Swayze, C. Thomas Howell, Lea Thompson, Charlie Sheen, Jennifer Grey, and Powers Boothe.
Red Dawn was the first movie to be released with a Motion Picture Association of America PG-13 rating (The Flamingo Kid was the first film to actually receive the rating, but was not released for 5 months after certification.) en.wikipedia.org...
The only way to increase your survival odds under these conditions will be to plan for the eventual seizure of whatever State or Federal authorities manage to find on your property ... if you are still there when they come. Survivalists have long held the notion that food and guns will have one thing in common when catastrophe strikes. As long as you've left something for "them" to find, they won't look too hard for the rest of what you've got tucked away ... somewhere else.
The need to have an off-site cache is real. Eventually, you may have to relocate. Your house could burn, or you could be forced to leave for any number of other reasons. In this age of terrorism, nothing is impossible. Having at least one stockpile located somewhere else can do more than save your life. It can give you a reason to live because it'll take some effort to reach it.
If as in the case of "Jericho," you face having to survive a winter ... you should expect to be visited by a lot of hungry people. You may have enough manpower and bullets to drive them off, but that won't last forever. Eventually, your need to forage for supplies can and will force you from your barricaded home. If you've really just got to stay there ...
Wow. I haven't thought about that survival thread in quite a while. I got a huge storm of u2's when I wrote it. Most of it positive, but there were some who thought I was off my gyro. Now, when I read this, I'm just a little more glad that I wrote it. When the media feeds on the radical menace, they'll portray anyone who has a few extra beans and bullets as a vigilante nut. Does anyone know of other films that are like Red Dawn? I have stacks pf books on similar themes, but Red Dawn and the mini series "Amerika" stand alone as the only two examples of that movie type that I know of.
The human body is anywhere from 55% to 78% water depending on body size. To function properly, the body requires between one and seven liters of water per day to avoid dehydration; the precise amount depends on the level of activity, temperature, humidity, and other factors. Most of this is ingested through foods or beverages other than drinking straight water. It is not clear how much water intake is needed by healthy people, though most advocates agree that 8–10 glasses of water (approximately 2 liters) daily is the minimum to maintain proper hydration.
Medical literature favors a lower consumption, typically 1 liter of water for an average male, excluding extra requirements due to fluid loss from exercise or warm weather. For those who have healthy kidneys, it is rather difficult to drink too much water, but (especially in warm humid weather and while exercising) it is dangerous to drink too little. People can drink far more water than necessary while exercising, however, putting them at risk of water intoxication (hyperhydration), which can be fatal.
I appreciate your point, but I don't subscribe to the notion that its pointless to resist a power-hungry government. I would point out that insurgents around the world are known to work with very little. Troops and tanks can't be everywhere, and resistors don't always have to pack heat to be effective. I would remind you that Iraqi insurgents do their dance of death with US forces on a shoe-string budget. Taliban zealots suffer through a lot to fight in the mountains of Afghanistan. why should we NOT expect the same thing here in America?
. . we might just end up in a position where it becomes possible or even desirable to implement a new model of government.
Originally posted by donwhite
Maybe we could ask the Queen back to be our Head of State, a job she has done without peer since June 2, 1953 with unequaled aplomb.
It is my understanding that while Lincoln took measures that would be considered unacceptable today he was also very forgiving of the south. I venture that the victor in any possible future conflict wont be as forgiving.
. . wide scale economic hardship and destruction also provides a breeding ground for extremists or the sort of extreme left or right wing dictatorship. This was seen in post war eastern Europe where the Soviets declined Marshall aid. If you think China owns the US now just wait until they are the main provider of aid that is used to rebuild the US as a nation.
You have raised some good points about China . If China didn't offer aid some other country or group of country's would. There could well end up there being to many fingers in the pie. Either way in today world of globalization the US would not come off any where near as well post war Japan and West Germany.
New Orleans seems to be a place a mixture of poverty, government mistreatment could be a breeding ground for the political unrest. This may not be radicalization as described but the outcome could be the same.
If the insurgents can't sell the cause to enough people to get the ball rolling it will fail. Because radical terror groups will be taking to the field at the same time as patriotic forces, it will be hard to tell one from the other. The media may not care. That's why I have outlined a series of measures that American militias must take before things go too far.
Have you taken a look at the counter insurgency handbook ? If the US had to combat a home grown insurgency the measures or powers that the Federal government would take would make the current ones that put in effect post 9-11 look like child's play. Now if that happens state governments will exist in name only.
20 Stat. L., 145, June 18, 1878
CHAP. 263 - An act making appropriations for the support of the Army for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-nine, and for other purposes.
SEC. 15. From and after the passage of this act it shall not be lawful to employ any part of the Army of the United States, as a posse comitatus, or otherwise, for the purpose of executing the laws, except in such cases and under such circumstances as such employment of said force may be expressly authorized by the Constitution or by act of Congress; And any person willfully violating the provisions of this section shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction thereof shall be punished by fine not exceeding ten thousand dollars or imprisonment not exceeding two years or by both such fine and imprisonment. www.dojgov.net...