Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Writing About Knife Fighting

The howtofightwrite tumblr has a post about writing a knife fight and the dos and don'ts.

In fact, it contains a good deal of commonsense advice on the knife as a weapon.  Go over and read the whole thing.

I gave my oldest granddaughter a pretty little assisted-opening knife to carry in her purse.  I explained to her some of the same information the Tumblr writer conveys.  The knife is a short-range ambush weapon.  It works well in tight quarters.  It works best if an assailant does not know the intended victim has such a weapon until it starts to do damage.

A knife-wielder does not need a great deal of skill beyond knowing those rudimentary guidelines.  As the writer says, "The basic principle of the knife is incredibly simple:  You're gonna shank a dude."

It's still a martial art.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Storm Warning

I don't know who is going to get the most votes on November 8.  There is a part of me that doesn't care, because I think, either way, we are in for some rough times.

If Clinton becomes president, I expect we will get into some kind of conflict with Russia.  The current regime seems intent on poking and provoking Putin.  Clinton has said she will challenge the Bear further.  Why do something so utter senseless over a rathole like Syria and Assad?  Perhaps the globalists see an opportunity to evade the massive financial collapse by instigating a large-scale conflict.  The Obama/Clinton administration is a globalist puppet-regime.

If Trump should beat the odds and prevail, I would not be surprised to see a financial collapse take place within the first fews months or weeks of 2017.  Yeah, I know, I've been predicting a financial disaster since 2010, but I could not begin to comprehend the ability of the various central banks to collude in the can-kicking.

We are, I think, rapidly approaching the point when a crisis becomes impossible to avoid.  Just think about $20 trillion of debt -- with nothing to show for it.

War tends to obscure a merely financial disaster.  Or, Trump becomes the perfect scapegoat on whom the globalists can pin their failures.  

I am going to stockpile a little more food in the next few weeks, and do some minor work on some of my equipment.  I am also figuring on picking up a few cows come spring.  I don't want to have to deal with anything this winter.

Maybe I'll be wrong again.  I kind of hope I am.  I won't feel too bad.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Back from Outer Space

A lot of things have been going on.  I was on the winning team for the jalapeno-eating contest at Bikes, Blues, and BBQ this year.  I ate ten pickled jalapenos in 60 seconds, then ate 4 or 5 more for $20 donations to charity.  They aren't that hot, and I suffered no ill after-effects.  It did burn just a little doing #1 for about a day, but it was well worth the pain.

I didn't watch the debate or whatever that was that happened Sunday night.  It doesn't matter if Trump wins or loses.  He is our WMD to destroy the corrupt, Orwellian UniParty.  If you ever thought that the Republican establishment genuinely opposes the Democrat Party, you should now be freed from that illusion by the reactions of people like Glenn Beck, Paul Ryan, and John Kasich.

I don't know if Trump is a Christian or not.  I am pretty sure neither Clinton is Christian in anything other than a cultural sense.  Obama may believe in Jesus or not, but he is a cultural Muslim.  What I do know is that Trump is not a choirboy.  He has been married three times and almost certainly cheated on his first two wives.

Those of you old enough to recall the '90s may also recall everyone on the left defending Bill Clinton's antics as being just about sex.  He was privately immoral but but a moral man when it came to public policy.  That is to say, that Clinton felt it was important to force American citizens to do what he thinks is right even if it costs us a lot of money.  Hillary Clinton is the same.

Maybe Trump is, too.  Except Trump is not going to take away my guns or appoint new liberal justices to the Supreme court or open our borders to unlimited, unrestricted immigration from third-world countries or deliberately start a war with Russia.

Given the fact that everybody in politics in a low-life hypocrite, I might as well vote for the one that will do the least amount of damage to my liberty and culture.