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Title: New member intro thread
Post by: Moderator on December 24, 2006, 02:02:57 pm
New members: If you want to introduce yourself, feel free to post your hellos and interests in this thread. (It's not required, but some people like to do it.)

When you first join, you can reply to posts and can receive and reply to private messages. But you can't start your own threads until you've established yourself with at least 5 reply posts. (This is to discourage board spammers and to avoid n00bs coming in and asking questions that have already been covered in earlier discussions.)

Have fun -- and if you have a question you think others here might be able to answer, use the search function; your question might already be answered.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Phssthpok on December 24, 2006, 08:25:59 pm
Dont worry... we don't bite.









Much. :ph34r:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: motherbatherick on December 25, 2006, 01:52:06 am
Dont worry... we don't bite.









Much. :ph34r:
Yes we do.
(http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-9/1080481/zombierush.gif)
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: da gooch on December 26, 2006, 01:48:52 am
motherbatherick  and  phssthpok

How do.

Not afraid of a bite now and then. Didn't come to fight or bite. Came looking for like minded folks.

Meanwhile;
 I joined up pretty recently and listed myself in the "where are we" post over in the gulching threads.

I'll let that be my intro.

Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Kael on December 26, 2006, 09:22:45 am
I'm a pretty recent member, been reading a lurking for a while now.

Hello!
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Mr. Bill on December 26, 2006, 02:23:52 pm
Welcome, gooch and Kael!

I don't think motherbatherick actually bites anymore, but he may have gummed someone to death once, so be careful.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Diogenes on December 26, 2006, 05:43:03 pm
Hi all  :hello:

Very happy to discover Claire's books and this forum.  Am a regular Backwoods Home reader also.  I live close to various bands of Anishinaabe in the north woods area of the hopefully soon to be historical country called the USA.  Plenty of water, fish and game up here; maybe a little chilly in the wintertime, but that suits me fine.  In fact, it's not getting cold enough in the winter lately; hopefully that will change otherwise may need to move further north.

From looking around the forum I will be learning a lot from you all - thanks for sharing your knowledge and experiences.

D
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: ShortyDawkins on December 26, 2006, 05:48:29 pm
Hi all  :hello:

Very happy to discover Claire's books and this forum.  Am a regular Backwoods Home reader also.  I live close to various bands of Anishinaabe in the north woods area of the hopefully soon to be historical country called the USA.  Plenty of water, fish and game up here; maybe a little chilly in the wintertime, but that suits me fine.  In fact, it's not getting cold enough in the winter lately; hopefully that will change otherwise may need to move further north.

From looking around the forum I will be learning a lot from you all - thanks for sharing your knowledge and experiences.

D


Hi D! Welcome aboard. Sorry for the heat wave.

Shorty
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Jebur27 on December 26, 2006, 06:28:02 pm
...
Sorry for the heat wave.

Shorty
So, you are the one causing global warming!

Shame on you!   :laugh:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: ShortyDawkins on December 26, 2006, 07:14:36 pm
...
Sorry for the heat wave.

Shorty
So, you are the one causing global warming!

Shame on you!   :laugh:

Shorty's spirit is a warm spirit, spreading across the land. Side effects are unintended.

Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: PartickHenry on December 30, 2006, 05:06:55 pm
Hi folks! I live in the occupied Kingdom of Hawaii. Osborn F Enready told me about this forum. He and I met on another board and saw eye to eye. We had a meetup last fall at a restaurant near his home close to Lake Erie. I was in the mainland on a family visit.

It looks like I might fit in here, 'cause I am a misfit in most situations where people talk politics. I try to be nice, but it's the CONTENT of my discussions that offends. I am sorta seeking a new roost or two, thinking I have played out the other board after 9000 posts.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Mr. Dare on December 30, 2006, 06:03:01 pm
 :hello: Hi Patrick, and Welcome! Looking forward to seeing you around the board.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: motherbatherick on December 31, 2006, 11:19:03 am
Hi folks! I live in the occupied Kingdom of Hawaii. Osborn F Enready told me about this forum. He and I met on another board and saw eye to eye. We had a meetup last fall at a restaurant near his home close to Lake Erie. I was in the mainland on a family visit.

It looks like I might fit in here, 'cause I am a misfit in most situations where people talk politics. I try to be nice, but it's the CONTENT of my discussions that offends. I am sorta seeking a new roost or two, thinking I have played out the other board after 9000 posts.
Greetings Patrick! (http://img143.echo.cx/img143/6915/sc0593kt.gif)
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: La Touche on December 31, 2006, 02:09:26 pm
Reportin     for     duty     a     day     early      “Sir”
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Mr. Bill on December 31, 2006, 04:39:33 pm
Oh dear.  A new member who knows Latin and how to use the "Marquee" button.  We're in trouble now.

Welcome, La Touche!
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: La Touche on December 31, 2006, 06:40:09 pm
Why thank-e there Mr. Bill

I’ll try my dangedest not to ruffle too many tail feathers.

Now if you’ll point me to the nearest water hole, I’ll start me tab, and buy ya a drink.


L.T.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Mr. Bill on December 31, 2006, 08:35:08 pm
Veneratio Prius Laus Excessum Prius Fundo


Okay, I've got my wife standing here with her Latin dictionary saying things like "ablative" and trying to figure this out.

My guess is there's a little hybrid car you like but it costs too much!
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: La Touche on December 31, 2006, 11:23:35 pm
Honor Before Glory, Death Before Defeat

It all depends on how you hold your tongue when you say it.
That’s the thing about Latin, every word has two or three different meanings.

I would give you the other translation, but there may be ladies, and small children present.


L. T.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: da gooch on January 01, 2007, 01:06:59 pm
Thanks L.T.

I had two translations I was working on and one of them involved pizzas and the other had something to do with excessive
age.... :laugh:

Laudable sentiment.
I subscribe as well.

Welcome [from a newby hisself]

gooch
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: goddess on January 03, 2007, 07:09:45 pm
 ^_^ Hola , NB here actually followed my friend Ponce over here. Interesting site, looks like I have a bit of reading to do. Nice to meet you all.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: oldlever308 on January 04, 2007, 11:14:06 am
Hello all. I have been around for awhile but never have much need to speak or much to say. As I mentioned elsewhere I am not much of a talker. This is however a great place and I really like reading the posts of others. :)
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Mr. Dare on January 04, 2007, 03:34:11 pm
Hi Lever, Glad you are enjoying the conversation... Just think one more post and you will get "Newbie" again! :occasion14:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: oldlever308 on January 04, 2007, 06:00:45 pm
Thank you for the welcome sir. And with this post I am indeed back to normal. :)
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: OkieDokie on January 06, 2007, 06:33:19 pm
Howdy,

Retired military guy here pleasantly, permanently unemployed.  Enjoy riding motorcycles cross country, shooting guns, hunting, fishing, working in the garden and come evening time sipping a wee bit of straight whiskey in the hot tub.  Life is good, politicians suck.

 :wave:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Ardent Listener on January 07, 2007, 07:54:11 pm
I'm Ardent Listener.  Some of you may have already seen me on other forums.  I'm into survival, silver, and base metals. (Copper and Nickel).
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Mr. Bill on January 07, 2007, 10:11:49 pm
Greetings and welcome, OkieDokie and Ardent Listener!
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: PJ on January 07, 2007, 11:20:24 pm
 :wave:  Hello there.  I found Claire's website and forum while surfing around for info on freedom, libertarianism, anarchism, etc.  I've been moving in this directiion for the past couple of years (though I had libertarian leanings before that), as the nation increasingly seems to be marching toward a police state.  I'm still learning, and hope to gain more knowledge by joining in on the discussions here...or maybe just asking lots of questions!  I hope you're all on the patient side!  ^_^
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Jebur27 on January 08, 2007, 05:07:38 am
Greetings, PJ.  And welcome. 
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: oldlever308 on January 08, 2007, 07:38:35 am
Lever308, is the browning BLR still the only one?


I believe that is the only one still being made although I could be wrong. But my field companion for the last several years has been a savage model 99 and that is where I take my screen name from. I know it like the back of my hand and have used it to pot everything from rabbits to deer to even a black bear once, but do not tell anyone about that one since it was not in season. :)
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: velojym on January 08, 2007, 10:40:51 am
Of course, now there's the .308 Marlin, to be used in the 336XLR. Interesting, but at this point I'd be after the BLR... until
I was sure of the future of the cartridge. Vicious circle, that. Gotta rely on the early adopters to ensure a cartridge's success,
cuz most of us won't dive in until it scales up.
http://www.hornady.com/story.php?s=481
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Lazarus Long on January 08, 2007, 09:51:30 pm
Hail and welcome, PJ.

I'm still learning,

Ain't we all! :rolleyes: By the way, the most important information on this board is over at this thread:

http://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=2214.0

I suggest you start right at the beginning. You wouldn't want to miss the many valuable insights and tips scattered throughout the many pages.

and hope to gain more knowledge by joining in on the discussions here...or maybe just asking lots of questions!

We like good questions around here. Just make sure you do a search first to make sure others haven't actually wailed on the dead horse to your satisfaction already.

I hope you're all on the patient side!

I'm sometimes astounded at the extent of people's patience around here - so long as you don't consider good-natured ribbing a sign of impatience. You sound like you'll do fine.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: William Legrand on January 08, 2007, 10:07:24 pm
Greetings.

You have an interesting message board here.

I have followed Claire's writings since the "101 Things to do.." days and stumbled upon this site by accident.

One thing about small "L" libertarians is the degree to which we disagree.  I haven't lurked here, but if things here are anything like the gun boards, the rhetoric may be lively.

Wllm. Legrand :mellow:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Mr. Bill on January 08, 2007, 10:13:53 pm
... By the way, the most important information on this board is over at this thread:

http://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=2214.0

I suggest you start right at the beginning....

You sent him to the TWINKES thread?!?

Welcome, William Legrand, and beware of Lazarus Long, who evidently has a mission to drive newbies insane on their first day.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: ShortyDawkins on January 08, 2007, 10:15:03 pm
Welcome, William Legrand!
  Sometimes we agree. Sometimes we disagree. Sometimes we agree to disagree. And then there are the other times.... oh Lordy! It does get kind of excitin', if'n you know what I mean.

 Shorty Dawkins
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: ShortyDawkins on January 08, 2007, 10:16:55 pm
 Hey Mr. Bill. Twinkies or fruitcake, the debate rages on.  :laugh:

 Shorty
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Lazarus Long on January 08, 2007, 11:07:22 pm
...and beware of Lazarus Long, who evidently has a mission to drive newbies insane on their first day.

Huh. I would respond to this outrageous accusation, but my defense would contain spoilers that clearly don't belong on a newbie thread. Suffice it to say that you oldies were herding the new kitties down the garden path long before I showed up.

I try to faithfully fulfill my sacred trust, and would you look where it gets me!? :huh:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Mr. Dare on January 09, 2007, 06:23:06 am
LL, The path of the righteous is hard  and paved with: TWINKIES! :wacko:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: da gooch on January 09, 2007, 10:27:26 am
The attributes of Twinkies vs Fruitcake as trebuchet "loads" has completely befuddled my poor feeble intellect

[ha surprise ! you didn't think I had one did ya ? snicker snicker]

Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: ShortyDawkins on January 09, 2007, 10:29:48 am
The attributes of Twinkies vs Fruitcake as trebuchet "loads" has completely befuddled my poor feeble intellect

[ha surprise ! you didn't think I had one did ya ? snicker snicker]



Now hold on for just one moment. Are you trying to introduce snickers in a discussion ofTwinkies and Fruitcake? I can't believe you could even think of such a travesty.  :laugh:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: da gooch on January 09, 2007, 10:42:57 am

{...GASP of horror...}

What ?   What ?  Me ?

I was, of course, referring to my spectacular and discerning intellect.

{where did I leave it this time..... sheesh}

Disparrage Twinkies OR Fruitcake ?

{puffs up with indignation...}

Whatta you intimating ? You think I ain't "committed" to the "cause" or somethin' ?

 :laugh:  :laugh:

Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: ShortyDawkins on January 09, 2007, 10:50:47 am

{...GASP of horror...}

What ?   What ?  Me ?

I was, of course, referring to my spectacular and discerning intellect.

{where did I leave it this time..... sheesh}

Disparrage Twinkies OR Fruitcake ?

{puffs up with indignation...}

Whatta you intimating ? You think I ain't "committed" to the "cause" or somethin' ?

 :laugh:  :laugh:



I can tell you are 'committed'. Just please, be careful about Snickers, or Mounds, or Reeses Cups being introduced into a discussion of Twinkies or Fruitcake. Das ist verboeten.   :laugh:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: da gooch on January 09, 2007, 01:44:36 pm

Jawohl {...click of heels...}

Nix mit der "snickers".

{....snicker...}
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: JorjXMcKie on January 11, 2007, 01:42:59 pm
been a lurker for a while and finally registered anonymously.

some tips for others looking to participate anonymously - remember that your IP is logged here with posts and you supply an email to create account:
-don't choose a handle/ID you've used elsewhere unless that anonymous account has no actual ID info that actually ties to you. also, don't use your IM handles unless those are also anonymous and protected (recommend gaim, tor and otr and only IM to others with same level of protection).
-use tor/privoxy to protect connection when registering, posting or browing while logged in. I also use firefox with switchproxy to manage proxies and purge cookies/etc when swapping to no-tor.
-use a throwaway email like 2prong. not sure actually needed to activate account here, but some systems do send an activation email.

interest in sustainable/alternate energy, radio, computer security, cyptography, privacy/ghost methods, firearms and general survival/preparedness info. concern with what appears to be increasing police state and gov't intrusion.

Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Lazarus Long on January 12, 2007, 03:34:05 pm
Cheers, and welcome, Jorj.

Sounds like you've done your homework. Hope to see you in the Open Source Tech Gulch, if not elsewhere.

2L

Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Supertwist on January 23, 2007, 09:09:29 pm
Hello, everyone.   George (Gloryroad) thought I might fit in at this board and invited me to join. :hello:  I like what I've seen on this forum and figured I should introduce myself rather than just lurking.  I probably won't say a lot, though.

A bit about me:
I live in Alberta, am married, homeschool 3 kids, raise rabbits (show, meat, pets) & have pet chickens in my urban backyard, and my family and I desperately want farmland so we can be as self-sufficient as possible.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Mr. Bill on January 23, 2007, 09:19:12 pm
Greetings and welcome, Supertwist!
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Lazarus Long on January 23, 2007, 10:39:50 pm
Hail and well met, Supertwist.

George (Gloryroad) thought I might fit in at this board and invited me to join.

Any friend of George's....

my family and I desperately want farmland so we can be as self-sufficient as possible.

You're in good company.

The only time I've ever been pulled over by a cop was in a small town outside of Edmonton, and he was unbelievably deferential and polite - he didn't even see fit to ticket my seatbelt-less passenger. Love you Canucks, even if you're all actually just "decaffeinated Americans" as a friend of mine claims.  :rolleyes:

Hope you stick around and don't find us at TCF too overly caffeinated.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Supertwist on January 23, 2007, 11:14:03 pm
Thanks for the kind welcome, but:
Love you Canucks, even if you're all actually just "decaffeinated Americans" as a friend of mine claims.  :rolleyes:

Hope you stick around and don't find us at TCF too overly caffeinated.
Nope, we're Canadian, though plenty of decaffeinated Americans live here, too.  ^_^
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Kregener on January 25, 2007, 09:10:40 am
Hey all.

I see a few familiar folks here and I hope to read much. I have been touting The State vs The People as required reading for all high-schoolers in America.

Kreg
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Kregener on January 25, 2007, 09:06:11 pm
Hi Debra,
 
I am new to TCF (but not new to Claire) and have recently registered.
 
Is there a rule or a FAQ I may have missed? I cannot initiate a post in any forum.
 
??
 
Thanks,
 
Kreg
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Mr. Bill on January 25, 2007, 10:02:01 pm
Welcome, Kregener!

Is there a rule or a FAQ I may have missed? I cannot initiate a post in any forum.

Yes, it's a new thing that's supposed to make life harder here for spammers.  After you've made 5 posts you magically acquire the ability to start a new thread.  Seems to be causing confusion for a lot of new members, unfortunately.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Kregener on January 25, 2007, 10:05:58 pm
Thank
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Kregener on January 25, 2007, 10:06:07 pm
You
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Kregener on January 25, 2007, 10:06:16 pm
So
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Kregener on January 25, 2007, 10:06:38 pm
Much!

 :mellow:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: da gooch on January 25, 2007, 10:09:45 pm
 SEE ?  That wasn't so difficult ....
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: nightshift on January 26, 2007, 07:52:33 am
Hello all,
Lurked here a few times and frequent a couple of forums. Finally joined. See some old friends here.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: HippyChimp on January 26, 2007, 02:44:56 pm
guess I'll say Hi too...  :)

I found Claires blog around the time when Tempus Fugit was reviewed.  (bought/read the book, btw.  can't wait for the sequel...)  Lurked for a while, started posting recently.  Glad to be here!
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: ShortyDawkins on January 26, 2007, 09:48:56 pm
Welcome Hippy Chimp and Nightshift! Pull up a chair and grab your favorite poison.

Shorty
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: SgtBigG on January 28, 2007, 04:19:19 pm
Hey folks,
I joined a while back but never posted, so I'll take this opportunity to do so. 

I’ve been a police officer for about 17 years and I don’t own one pair of jack boots, possibly due to a deficiency in my character.   :huh: 

Have at me.


G
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: SgtBigG on January 28, 2007, 04:28:51 pm
DC
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: da gooch on January 28, 2007, 04:42:25 pm

DC ?

That means "Definitely Cheated", as in no vote and a non-voting representative, doesn't it ?

Welcome SgtBigG  or G if you prefer.

Hey does that mean that you would be Big G and I would be li'l g ?

 :laugh:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: SgtBigG on January 28, 2007, 04:53:53 pm
"Dang, that's hard core Federales country, I would have thought the boots would have been issued on your first day as a rookie, and maybe even a list of the 10 best cat stompin moves."

I may have been issued a pair back in the day but I quickly lost them. 


"That means "Definitely Cheated", as in no vote and a non-voting representative, doesn't it ?"

Fortunately I only work in DC so I get a vote and a voting representative for whatever they're both worth.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: da gooch on January 28, 2007, 05:08:42 pm

"That means "Definitely Cheated", as in no vote and a non-voting representative, doesn't it ?"

Fortunately I only work in DC so I get a vote and a voting representative for whatever they're both worth.

Diddly Squat

as we all know......
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Tahn L. on February 01, 2007, 12:34:40 pm
Hello to All,

 While I have posted here a few times and exchanged a couple of private messages with a really neat person, I thought I should, belatedly, post here for a couple of reasons.

 First to state that I am barely technically competent, to even be on line. This is the first forum I have even really seen, much less joined. I had to wait for computers to become "people literate" instead of becoming a knowledgable operator. So if I screw up or violate some rule, please forgive me, as I mean no harm or insult to anyone. For example, I just learned that my pocket p c phone, does have the ability to eliminate messages from the server, prior to my reading them, regardless of what the saleman told me. Ouch.

 Which brings me to a few questions that I have that perhaps other newbies might also have:

Is there a page that lists the acronyms that are used here?

Is there a page that explains the proper etiquette to use on the forum? I read the rules but a lot of people complain about other types of faux pas.

Can a person have more than one username?

Is it possible to work on something in "Word" and then cut and paste onto the forum?

Is "lurking" where one reads without writing? It seems to imply a sinister attitude, instead of just a passive one.

I probably have other questions which I have forgotten, but these I wonder about frequently. In full disclosure, without spell check, I would probably not be able to communicate at all, so please forgive any misuse of the language.

 Best wishes to all. To communicate with "free people", is a real privilege.

"Tahn"


Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: FortyCalGlock on February 01, 2007, 07:41:35 pm
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Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Mr. Bill on February 02, 2007, 10:59:53 am
First to state that I am barely technically competent, to even be on line. ...

Don't worry about it.  It looks like you've figured out how to post, so that covers 95% of what you need here.  If you screw up any complicated stuff, we'll just mercilessly poke fun at you, so relax.   :mellow:

Is there a page that lists the acronyms that are used here?

Not that I've seen.  Some acronyms are common all across the Net (like, IMHO = In My Humble Opinion, FWIW = For What It's Worth, etc.).  There must be a good list of these on some website.

We also tend to have our own specialized acronyms.  JBT = Jack-Booted Thug, TEOTWAWKI = The End Of The World As We Know It, SHTF = Shit Hits The Fan, TCF = The Claire Files (this board).

Is there a page that explains the proper etiquette to use on the forum? I read the rules but a lot of people complain about other types of faux pas.

There's probably too many different opinions here to write a single etiquette guide!  My opinion is that common courtesy and common sense are the only requirements.  Like, don't call people names, don't propose highly-illegal actions, etc.

Sometimes we get new folks who seem to have very healthy egos, present us with "original" or "world-changing" ideas as if we were all too stupid to have ever thought about such things, and then get mad when we don't bow down in awe of their mighty intelligence.  That sort of thing isn't too popular here.  Unfortunately, some of us are a bit hypersensitive about it, and some newbies who didn't really deserve it have gotten rather harsh welcomes.

Can a person have more than one username?

Some people have started second accounts, because they want to post anonymously for security or prank reasons, or just because they want to dump their "baggage" and start anew.  I've never seen the moderators take action against this except when it was to remove a very persistent undesireable user (e.g. GunKid and his many aliases).

Is it possible to work on something in "Word" and then cut and paste onto the forum?

Maybe.  Usually this seems to screw up the postings: some characters get displayed wrong, line breaks are a mess, etc.  You might have better luck with "text editor" software instead of "word processor" software.

Is "lurking" where one reads without writing? It seems to imply a sinister attitude, instead of just a passive one.

Yes and yes.  I don't know why some people consider it to be sinister.  I guess anyone "lurking in the shadows" is assumed to be untrustworthy until proven otherwise.

Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Tahn L. on February 02, 2007, 11:13:07 am
Thank you Mr. Bill !

 
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: David Brown on February 02, 2007, 05:47:32 pm
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Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Tahn L. on February 02, 2007, 06:28:55 pm
Thanks David!

 This is really a most interesting place!

 Yes, I have a kerosene refrigerator. It a "Servel". I got it from Lehman's. I like it's simplicity of use a lot, since I don't like pressurized gases. However, it does require a lot of fiddling and uses kerosene, which is still a "site imported" purchased fossil fuel. But it does beat the heck out of using ice. It is just an Aladdin lamp, round wick, no mantle, venting up through a chimney. The magic is in the internal chemical reactions which produces cold from the heat of the chimney, don't ask me how. A friend thinks that if you had some slight & simple adjustments, you could probably run the thing (or a freezer or both) from a wood stove, which I would prefer, since I have 10 acres of woods for fuel. Especially if it were an outdoor furnace/stove.

 He also has a propane refridgrator and thinks that if he were to run out of propane (he has one on his bus) he could convert it to kerosene using a large kero lamp or maybe even a large candle.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: David Brown on February 03, 2007, 12:22:53 pm
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Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Tahn L. on February 03, 2007, 07:00:14 pm
Hey David,

 Yes, it runs on a plain old "Aladdin #23 burner", sitting on a flattish 2.5 gal. fuel tank.

 As to converting to wood, we were thinking of just running a portion of the flue from the wood stove through the pipe/vent on the fridge. I was also thinking of a small outdoor furnace/ burner for the summer. I guess the concept might carry over into air conditioning but I have no clue. Wood stove air conditioning, sounds great.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: johninri on February 06, 2007, 01:59:12 pm
Helllo alll ,

 I've been reading for a while now just getting ready to jump in, but something came up and I need help.  I need a copy of an essay I read about two weeks ago but it is no longer on the web.  The essay was found at:

 www.kitsapvillage.com/markofthebeast

If anone has a copy of this , or if anyone knows where it might have been sistered, please let me know.

Thanks in advance

John in RI
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Mr. Bill on February 06, 2007, 03:33:18 pm
Welcome aboard, johninri!

...I need a copy of an essay I read about two weeks ago but it is no longer on the web.  The essay was found at:

 www.kitsapvillage.com/markofthebeast

Ugh, looks like the site got taken over by someone else.  The article has vanished from Google's cache, too.  Maybe if you remember one or two unique phrases from the article, you can try searching on those.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Jack A Sol on February 07, 2007, 06:40:43 pm
Hi jack here.
  I also post FSW and RWVA forums and have read some of CLairs books and love her articles in SWAT (also love the pathetic whining from the Idiot JBT that reside in thier subscribers list)  if anyone needs a dose of Claire its' LEO's.  anyhoo hope to enjoy posting here
jack
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: da gooch on February 07, 2007, 07:27:43 pm
Welcome johninri and Jack and Tahn and [who'd I miss ? ?]

john
Sorry I couldn't find it either. You might try starting a thread over on the Tech Gulch. One of the computer geeks folks over there might have a better search engine than I have. Being a computer novice and all I'm not much help on that side of things.

Jack
if anyone needs a dose of Claire its' LEO's.  anyhoo hope to enjoy posting here
jack

Only too true in most cases but I feel it only a friendly gesture to inform you that there are several LEO's on this forum.
If not entirely Anarchist they are in fact partially so. [Libertarian ?]
The usual reference here is JBT's . [this separates the JBT-LEO's from the LEO's of conscience]
IMHO
{and as If anything I have to say was worth anything beyond it being MHO ...<grin> }

Tahn
The BOSS LADY here is Debra and her chief henchman err ... chief helper [read moderator] is Bill St Clair.
{there are others as well}
Both are the salt-of-the-earth types but don't tell them EYE said so ..... :rolleyes:

The Gulching/Self-sufficiency threads are a goldmine. [Personal Opinion Unsolicited]

gooch

Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: SgtBigG on February 07, 2007, 08:20:19 pm

if anyone needs a dose of Claire its' LEO's.  anyhoo hope to enjoy posting here
jack

Only too true in most cases but I feel it only a friendly gesture to inform you that there are several LEO's on this forum.
If not entirely Anarchist they are in fact partially so. [Libertarian ?]
The usual reference here is JBT's . [this separates the JBT-LEO's from the LEO's of conscience]

Thanks for coming to my defense.

G
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Jack A Sol on February 07, 2007, 08:47:53 pm


Only too true in most cases but I feel it only a friendly gesture to inform you that there are several LEO's on this forum.
If not entirely Anarchist they are in fact partially so. [Libertarian ?]
The usual reference here is JBT's . [this separates the JBT-LEO's from the LEO's of conscience]
IMHO


As i used the term to differentiate LEO's from peace officers in the strictest sense of the word.  JBT is another level above LEO in the line of evilness.  leo's would include in my mind JBT's (bad cops) and those poor uninformed souls who collect tickets and blindly follow orders to harass the citizens.  peace officers are those who help the citizens keep order and chase bad guys, but let otherwise peaceful types alone to plot thier own destruction.  My personal pet peeve is the use of "law enforcement officer" to encompass cops in general.  it just doesn't smack right to me as so many of our laws are in opposition to liberty, and therefore the blind enforcement of same would be oppression.  I wouldn't include that rare breed of enlightened cop in with that ilk. :mellow:
anyhoo, thanks for the welcome and it is good to see some libertarian cops and i look forward to the persuit of liberty with them!!
jack
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: da gooch on February 07, 2007, 08:56:42 pm
There are others besides yourself SgtBigG.

And It appears that Jack A Sol didn't really need my intrusion err ... assistance err ... nosyness at any rate.

But You're Welcome anyway.
Personally I never did like blanket application of definitions  so Its good to see that that was NOT Jacks intent.



edited: to cut out second [third ?] welcome
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Lazarus Long on February 08, 2007, 04:18:36 pm
Is it possible to work on something in "Word" and then cut and paste onto the forum?
Maybe.  Usually this seems to screw up the postings: some characters get displayed wrong, line breaks are a mess, etc.  You might have better luck with "text editor" software instead of "word processor" software.

A good text editor for Windows is Metapad, available for download at:
http://www.liquidninja.com/metapad/download.html

Simple, small, and fast, it blows notepad out of the water.

And, hey, Tahn, welcome!
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Geistkrieger on February 09, 2007, 05:30:22 am
Greetings,

Just joined the forum yesterday and browsed around a bit. Thanks to all for such an informative and entertaining forum. I'm not aware of anywhere on the 'net where I belong as much as I do here. :mellow:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Dare2BFree on February 09, 2007, 06:15:03 am
Greetings,

Just joined the forum yesterday and browsed around a bit. Thanks to all for such an informative and entertaining forum. I'm not aware of anywhere on the 'net where I belong as much as I do here. :mellow:

Welcome   :hello: 

If you haven't done so already, your initiation is to read the complete Twinkie thread!   :rolleyes:

Grab a chair and dig in   :read2:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Geistkrieger on February 09, 2007, 06:40:21 pm
Unh... maybe I don't fit here as well as I thought. ^_^
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Lightning on February 09, 2007, 07:14:18 pm
Howdy and welcome to the new crew!   :occasion14: :icon_pirat:

And don't let the Twinkie thing scare you away.  It's just one of our few guilty pleasures around here, and heaven knows we freedom lovers need those now and again.   :mellow:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: ShortyDawkins on February 09, 2007, 09:51:20 pm
Ahem. I would like to point out to our newcomers what I would call a remarkable thread on, you guessed it, fruitcake.

http://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=12438.0

Shorty
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: gordo on February 09, 2007, 11:34:57 pm
Not much good at posting...still learning to 'read', so a simple "HI" from this noob and I'll go back to reading so as not to cause myself embarassment.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: ShortyDawkins on February 09, 2007, 11:49:21 pm
Hi gordo! Welcome! No need to worry about embarassing yourself, we all do it quite regularly.  :laugh:

Shorty
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: gordo on February 10, 2007, 12:03:28 am
Well Thank you for that.  Some times it is my fumble thumbs that run me afoul and other times it is what is left of my grey drive....in any case, I may have found a haunt with more clear air and less negative acclaim than FR where I have spent too much time....(learning to read).

Much to figure out here abouts and as its getting late, shall have to make the continuing tutorial part of the tomarrow......stay safe.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Lazarus Long on February 10, 2007, 12:20:10 am
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HUMAN Beings need Government as badly as snakes need teats.

gordo,

While your signature holds some water in theory, I would like to point out something from my practical experience. When invited to play tea-party with my then 2-year-old and her stuffed animals, I convinced her that each animal needed its own type of milk added to its tea. That is, the stuffed cow needed cows milk, the stuffed mouse needed mouse milk, etc. I showed her how to go around the table milking each animal to get the right kind of milk to add to its tea. A neon-green stuffed snake was also at the table. After my demonstration, my daughter would go and "milk" the snake whenever she held a tea party. Dunno what lessons about government a two-year-old would be supposed to infer from all this.

Anyway, welcome.

Lazarus, aka flaco
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: purple kitty on February 10, 2007, 07:07:19 am
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Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: gordo on February 10, 2007, 11:50:34 am
A neon-green stuffed snake was also at the table.

Milk a SNAKE?  You must surely be from the Government.........

Anyways, thank you for the welcome.....back to the tutorial.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on February 10, 2007, 12:21:34 pm
...
 www.kitsapvillage.com/markofthebeast

If anone has a copy of this , or if anyone knows where it might have been sistered, please let me know.

Thanks in advance

John in RI

I found it on  the Wayback Machine here (http://web.archive.org/web/20010124093400/www.kitsapvillage.com/markofthebeast/).

And, a Twinkie welcome to all the new members.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Lazarus Long on February 11, 2007, 01:29:37 am
Should've told her to put sugar in everybody's tea..

Sugar makes holes in your teeth. Don't you know ANYTHING?

Milk a SNAKE?  You must surely be from the Government.........

Ad hominem! AD HOMINEM! Said I was from the gummermint! [sobbing quietly]
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: markk on February 12, 2007, 01:54:34 am
 :wave:greetings to all
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Mr. Dare on February 12, 2007, 10:54:09 am
 :hello: Greetings and welcome Markk, look forward to seeing you around.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: da gooch on February 12, 2007, 11:21:32 am

Hey Markk

Welcome

You did remember to bring your flack jacket, brain bucket and fruitcake didn't you ?

Stay low and watch your six.
There are TWINKIE  lovers around here.

 :ph34r:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Dull'Hawk on February 12, 2007, 11:41:53 am
There are TWINKIE  lovers around here.

I knew there was something unsettling about that creme filling....

Kent
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Ire on February 15, 2007, 05:01:24 pm
Hi all.

Saw a link to http://www.clairewolfe.com/index.html and that led me here.
If anyones familiar with neardeathexperiments (unlikely i suppose) im a mod over there. http://www.neardeathexperiments.com/smf/index.php

Im a 17 year old high-school senior, leaving for the Navy on july 10th (AECF), struggling to survive the inanity of senior year. Because its so essential I do yet another research paper, the exact same way i've done it for the past four years : / And every other class is just filler.

I have several firearms, and have been interested in... well... freedom, basically, since I was 13. It was then that I took an interest in politics. I once believed communism was 'cool' *shudder*. I soon realized the folly, and through my interest in firearms, was introduced to the ideals the US was founded on... and i've come to value liberty more and more each day since. Firearms and freedom do tend to link.

Eh, anyways... I hope i can add something worthwhile to this place, cya all around hopefully.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: da gooch on February 15, 2007, 05:20:10 pm

Welcome KriegHund

I hope your time in the Canoe Club goes better than Mine did.

May I suggest that you invest some spare time into reading some of Ms Wolfe's many excellent books?

SvP = "The State Vs. The People" is my favorite to date.

gooch
ex-boilerman [BT] on DD's Sixth Fleet
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Ire on February 15, 2007, 05:24:05 pm

Welcome KriegHund

I hope your time in the Canoe Club goes better than Mine did.

May I suggest that you invest some spare time into reading some of Ms Wolfe's many excellent books?

SvP = "The State Vs. The People" is my favorite to date.

gooch
ex-boilerman [BT] on DD's Sixth Fleet

Have to get the books first ;)

I did read the sample chapters of rebel fire, and now im yearning to read the rest.

But I do plan on reading them.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Mr. Dare on February 15, 2007, 08:00:24 pm
Rebel Fire is awsome, I highly recommend it!  Welcome! 
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Nheng on February 15, 2007, 10:54:14 pm
Hi everyone.
I'm Bucctoo's wife.
He made me sign up.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: ShortyDawkins on February 15, 2007, 11:16:43 pm
Hi bucctoo's wife! Welcome to TCF! We're all just a bunch of wild and crazy people.

Shorty
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Not a TMM member on February 15, 2007, 11:26:56 pm
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Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: NineseveN on February 16, 2007, 09:58:04 am
Greetings all, I've been reading Claire Wolfe for a while now, but I just happened upon this little nugget of liberty. I actually saw the link as a referring URL in the webstats of my site when Krieg Hund posted the link here. Alrighty then, that's enough chit-chat, I've got some reading to do.  :mellow:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: ShortyDawkins on February 16, 2007, 10:02:07 am
Greetings all, I've been reading Claire Wolfe for a while now, but I just happened upon this little nugget of liberty. I actually saw the link as a referring URL in the webstats of my site when Krieg Hund posted the link here. Alrighty then, that's enough chit-chat, I've got some reading to do.  :mellow:

Welcome! Pull up a chair. Grab a beverage of your choice. Enjoy.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Jac on February 16, 2007, 10:17:46 am
Hi everyone.
I'm Bucctoo's wife.
He made me sign up.
Hello, Nheng!

Boy, I knew the guy was mean... but to get you involved here, of all places. For shame, bucc.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Dare2BFree on February 16, 2007, 11:15:56 am
 :hello: to all the recent newbies.  Glad to have ya'll aboard!
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: the small one on February 16, 2007, 12:22:25 pm
Hi!  I have read this site for several weeks and I'm glad to know there are so many kindred spirits out there.  I haven't registered until now because our form of Internet Security was to buy the Norton packet and not post anything on the Web.
 I have read Claire's advice about anonymous browsers but am so computer/internet illiterate that I don't know how to set up one of these with the current Norton package we have.  I went to a couple of sites that I have seen recommended but the terminology is not comprehensible to one who has not really used a computer since the days when I took Fortran and had to wait in line to run the cards on the only computer on campus.  I know that is incomprehensible to all of you, who are light-years ahead of me in this field, but I guess I thought I could live the rest of my life without the internet.  I didn't really start browsing until surgery last year forced me to be idle for a while.  That was when I found out that there was a completely different story to be found (or many stories) than was being told by the controlled media. The thing is, none of the people that I have worked with or talked to over the years have told me this, and they all use the internet a lot, I guess just for entertainment?  And when I started sharing what I had learned ....well, you all know how most people react. 
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: da gooch on February 16, 2007, 12:48:23 pm

Welcome to all the N00bs and do by all means catch up on your "reading".

the small one

I do and I suspect several others here do as well. [remember punchcard computers]
[although you will quicker find Hens teeth than their acknowledgment of the fact]

I HIGHLY recommend all Newbies taking look at the Claire's Store website.

http://astore.amazon.com/clairewolfeco-20/105-0099800-2230842

All of Claire's books are available there {right Bill ?} AND every purchase helps support this board.

AND the Wolfekipedia on the front page in the News section for definitions of some of the terms used herein.
[upper right corner of front page]

Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Jac on February 16, 2007, 01:03:51 pm
And (though it's been said before, it must be repeated, and often), you absolutely MUST, without delay, hie yourselves to the Twinkie (https://erte.hmdnsgroup.com/~tcftalk/clairefiles/index.php?topic=2214.0) thread.

Go now, and do not let the heretics of the Fruitcake set you from your path.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: da gooch on February 16, 2007, 01:12:50 pm

BLASPHEMY !

I cannot understand how anyone can use "that word" in the same post as the Honorable and Ancient Survival Food .

FRUITCAKE long may it Reign.

Blasphemy I tell you.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Mr. Bill on February 16, 2007, 04:24:38 pm
... the days when I took Fortran and had to wait in line to run the cards on the only computer on campus. ...

Ah yes, I remember it well.  Did you output a character in the wrong column and make the line printer spew out 50 feet of paper?  (Maybe the better question for that era would be: did anyone NOT do this?)
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: motherbatherick on February 16, 2007, 04:54:52 pm
Hi everyone.
I'm Bucctoo's wife.
He made me sign up.
:sign10:
Welcome dear sister.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: motherbatherick on February 16, 2007, 04:58:03 pm
She knows, she reads over my shoulder all the time.
She has also listened to several phone conversations.
She is quite adept at rolling her eyes.
I made her join because I got a petition for Lumpia and Pancit recipes.
BTW, my wife would like said recipes, please.
And so would I.
And our two clans have got to get together sometime.
Do you like kids?
'Cause I just volunteered you to be "Auntie Nheng".
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Not a TMM member on February 16, 2007, 09:19:15 pm
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Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Hamilton Felix on February 21, 2007, 09:25:15 pm
Howdy.

A mutual friend assures me Claire is as much of a kick in the pants in person as she is in print, so I figured I might as well sign onto her forum.  It was the Jim Zumbo flap that finally drew me in.  Claire's blog seemed to have the best comments around.

I don't expect much from Outdoor Life, since they are owned by Time-Life, hardly a pro-gun or pro-freedom organization.  But I do home someone finally gets through to Zumbo and makes him realize that truth:  The fact the AR-15 is a battle rifle, makes it far more important (and appropriate to Americans) than any hunting arm.  It is the right and duty of Americans to own such arms and be proficient in their use.

I agree with Claire that we're in "that difficult time."  But in Heinleinian timeline terms, we're nearing the end of the Crazy Years, and looking hard at the beginning of the Interregnum.  Stock up, friends, the Dark Time is soon upon us.

Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Pessimist on February 22, 2007, 05:37:34 pm
Well, OK.  My name really isn't "Pessimist."  I am a farmer in California; an OLD one.  I am interested in history, economics, firearms, shooting, and I do a LOT of reading.  I have been on the 'net since about 1995, with my own web site, another web site I manage for a private organization, and frequent posts to various news groups.  If you're REALLY good at literary forensics, you can probably figure out who I am, but I prefer to remain anonymous this time.  Besides, who cares what my name really is???

I'm afraid I have very little patience with CCs (closet collectivists), as I have already shown.  You know: if it quacks like a duck...
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: SWIFT on February 23, 2007, 04:05:50 pm
Glad to have found this site. I'm from N/W PA  and am looking forward to the discussions.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Midnight Blue on February 23, 2007, 05:38:38 pm
Well this is my first post so hi everybody! I was brought over here by a friend from some other boards we post at. I was looking for another board that had good debates and was told this place has that. I see alot of sections I'm gonna be diving into and I look forward to it.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Lightning on February 23, 2007, 05:45:24 pm
Hello and welcome to all you new gulchers-in-training!   :mellow:

Hope you'll enjoy this place and feel at home here.

And don't let anyone force you to read the Infamous Twinkie Thread as a part of your hazing.   :laugh:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Dare2BFree on February 23, 2007, 05:46:32 pm
Quote
And don't let anyone force you to read the Infamous Twinkie Thread as a part of your hazing.   :laugh:

Ummmm   :rolleyes:  we wouldn't do that


Welcome   :hello:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: prole517c on February 24, 2007, 10:38:17 am
This seems to be a nice gesture, having an intro thread for first time posters.  I've been an occasional lurker here watching this forum develope, and of course, an avid reader of the founder's literary works.  While I'm no revolutionary by any stretch of the imagination I do enjoy local political tweaking ..

My expertise is renewable energy projects and mechanics, hopefully I can of some use to folks here.

Looking forward to twiddeling the hours away with the like minded.



Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Mr. Bill on February 24, 2007, 11:09:58 am
Welcome aboard, prole517c!
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: ShortyDawkins on February 24, 2007, 11:19:02 am
  Welcome, indeed!
  I'm sure we'd love to hear what you have to show/tell us about alternative energy.

  Shorty
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: da gooch on February 24, 2007, 02:01:49 pm

Let me add my Welcome and request for alternate energy info.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Mr. Dare on February 24, 2007, 02:49:47 pm
Quote
My expertise is renewable energy projects and mechanics, hopefully I can of some use to folks here.

You're going to be mighty popular around here... :laugh:

 :hello: Greetings to all the new posters, Looking forward to seeing you all around the board.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: goober on February 25, 2007, 01:28:03 pm
hey folks-
lurked quite a while here and now finally joined. seems like a lively & well-rounded group, i hope to continue learning and contribute when i can.
got hipped to this group b/c i was following the KTO/Celata case.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: coloradohermit on February 25, 2007, 02:46:49 pm
Welcome! Welcome, welcome, welcome, welcome, welcome. And welcome, welcome. Did I miss anyone? If so, welcome aboard.  Dive right in. Read the Twinkies thread. Enjoy!  :evil:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: ShortyDawkins on February 25, 2007, 03:22:26 pm

Let me add my Welcome and request for alternate energy info.

Gooch, both of us forgot to mention the Fruitcake thread. *bangs forehead with hand* How could we forget!

The secret survival food ....... Fruitcake: http://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=12438.0
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Jac on February 25, 2007, 05:44:40 pm
And don't let anyone force you to read the Infamous Twinkie Thread as a part of your hazing.   :laugh:
No one's forcing...

We're just suggesting they read it. Y'know... If they know what's good for them. :wacko:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: da gooch on February 25, 2007, 07:58:57 pm

Doing my "penance" now Shorty

Oh and by the way, all of you new folks,  that "other" thread might be longer but They won't survive on those "things" anyway so WE don't have to worry about them.
Leave them alone they'll die off naturally. [Or become artificially flavored, artificially colored, Zero food value mummies]

 [It does seem to be the longest thread on one topic or so I'm informed. "I" don't visit so I cannot say ...]
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Slinger646 on February 27, 2007, 03:46:57 pm
Howdy guys,

Ive been into this sort of thing for as long as I can remember, I just never had the means or knowledge to expand on it until recently. Ive been reading everything I can get my hands on and Ive even coverted Mrs. Slinger. Im glad I found this place!
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: coydog on February 28, 2007, 09:55:29 pm
Hey... I've been lurking for a long time, but tonight I finally bit the bullet and joined up. I'm in East (Maritime) Canada and keeping in touch with pro-liberty folks keeps me sane in socialist La-La land. I also do comics as well!
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: coydog on March 01, 2007, 03:30:35 am
No, unfortunately, I haven't been out of New Brunswick in a while... (sigh)
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Mr. Bill on March 01, 2007, 01:41:49 pm
Greetings, Slinger646 and coydog!  (And anyone else I didn't already say it to.)
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Marthanna on March 02, 2007, 08:29:50 pm
Hello all!

Former lurker as well...

Now I'm ready to join everyone here! 

I'm Martha from Central Texas, planting my spring garden (peach trees, flowering sage, etc.).  Try to promote good health (cardiology nurse), and am always trying to promote freedom of thought and action!  :)

Love the diverse musical and political scene found in Austin and the surrounding areas...and the weather's not bad except during the summer, eeek!

Looking forward to talking with everyone soon...

Martha
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: da gooch on March 03, 2007, 10:39:06 am

Welcome all

Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: TROW on March 03, 2007, 02:29:38 pm
Hi all,
I've been lurking here for quite a while now. I had registered before ( same screen name), I wasn't a very frequent poster. I deleted my account some time ago, and now I have re-registered.
Like I said, I don't post much, but I gotta say that I enjoy reading this board. The posters here are top notch. Not to mention I love Claire's writing too.

Trow
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: newsgirl on March 03, 2007, 07:34:20 pm
Hi, Im interested in talking with someone who knows about survivalism. I'm a reporter for the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin and I'm working on a story about Mr. Thomas McKiernan of Norco, who arrested yesterday for stockpiles of ammunition, explosives. He also had a tunnel under his house stored with food, necessities.
I know next to nothing about survivalism, except the obvious. I wanted some perspective. My story is due very soon though, so if you see this in the next hour or two and have anything to share about this case or survivalism in general, please call me (Andrea Bennett) at (909) 483-9347 or email me at andrea.bennett@dailybulletin.com. Id appreciate any response, but I cannot use a response posted here as a quotable source. I need to talk with a person who can give me full name, city, and some kind of title (like survivalist or teacher, or anything)
Thanks!
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: George Potter on March 08, 2007, 09:35:40 pm
Hi, Im interested in talking with someone who knows about survivalism. I'm a reporter for the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin and I'm working on a story about Mr. Thomas McKiernan of Norco, who arrested yesterday for stockpiles of ammunition, explosives. He also had a tunnel under his house stored with food, necessities.
I know next to nothing about survivalism, except the obvious. I wanted some perspective. My story is due very soon though, so if you see this in the next hour or two and have anything to share about this case or survivalism in general, please call me (Andrea Bennett) at (909) 483-9347 or email me at andrea.bennett@dailybulletin.com. Id appreciate any response, but I cannot use a response posted here as a quotable source. I need to talk with a person who can give me full name, city, and some kind of title (like survivalist or teacher, or anything)
Thanks!

For some reason, this post disturbs and fascinates me. I've read it hundreds of times.

I get this vision, see, of a girl reporter in some alternate world where the 50's didn't suck massive ass and far more closely resembled the pop-cultural image they projected.

So -- this girl reporter, and she's plucky as all get out. She uses her crazy uncle's homemade vaccum tube based computer to log onto the American InterWeb and discovers a world of freedom and liberty that exists just around the corner. Somehow, a deadly game of cat and mouse is involved.

I'm just sayin'.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Mr. Bill on March 08, 2007, 10:15:59 pm
"Meet cute" with rugged but antisocial male survivalist.  He introduces her to the heady liquor of liberty.  She is fascinated but leery.  Adventures and arguments ensue.  And in the end, she must rescue him from the evil grip of the overlords.  But will she abandon her last shred of trust in the government?

You gonna write it, or what?
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: ShortyDawkins on March 08, 2007, 10:29:00 pm

You gonna write it, or what?


I was thinking the same thing.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: George Potter on March 08, 2007, 10:42:47 pm

Only if you two co-write.

Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: ShortyDawkins on March 08, 2007, 10:52:38 pm
  "Hey Buck! Did you see this want ad in the paper today?"
  "Which one? Hell, I don't bother with them. You know that Fred."
  Fred points to the ad he's talking about:
   'Young newspaper reporter, female, looking to learn about "survivalists". Looking for knowlegeable person to supply background information for weekly column. Minimal pay. Free coffee and lunches."
  "What do you make of that, Buck?"
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Grimjack on March 09, 2007, 09:02:53 pm
Hello All,

I have been on my slow crawl toward freedom and independence. Started over at survivalblog, traipsed through LATOC, and have ended here. Or should I say begun here, because there is so much information to digest, and so many obviously knowlegable people. I feel (and maybe I shouldn't) that in line with full disclosures I should throw out there that I am an LEO. I have been becoming more disilliusioned with the profession as I realize how many rights are infringed every day, and how much Gov wants to meddle in peoples lives. I do firmly believe that the "war on drugs" is a concoction made by retards and I refuse to arrest those in possession. I also believe that everyone should have a right to defend himself, and be able to carry a gun. I get into many arguments with co-workers on just those two issues. If you all will let me hang out with you, I will gladly offer my expertise on the occasional LEO topics that come up. I know there is alot of animosity towards LEO alot of it is earned (not by individuals neccesarily, but by the government and hence towards its "agents") So if You all don't want me around I understand and won't be offended. Thanks for hearing me out tho.....
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Mr. Dare on March 09, 2007, 10:08:55 pm
Welcome Grimjack,
  Your honesty is refreshing, and you are not alone as there are a couple of other Leo's here (not me, but if you stick around you will meet them, they will probably say hi at some point). Always glad to see anyone on the freedom trail. Your perspective on some of the law enforcment related threads may be illuminating at times. So welcome and enjoy the conversation. Yes the rhetoric against the growing police state gets pretty heated at times and the frustration runs deep. We probably all need a reminder that even amongst the constabulary there are some freedom minded folks. Just keep a thick skin, and try not to take the generalizations personally.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Mr. Bill on March 09, 2007, 10:12:09 pm
Welcome, Grimjack!

You aren't the only one here -- I know we've got one prison guard, and it seems like there were one or two other LEO's although I'm too stupid to remember who they are at the moment.

Ditto what Mr. Dare said.  But from what you wrote above it sounds like you'll fit in just fine.  Looking forward to hearing more from you!
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Renee Daphne on March 10, 2007, 11:00:52 am
Hi
My name is Renee and we have a libertarian band called Enuf! (because we have enough and we've HAD enough) in (of all places) the People's Republic of Portland Oregon.  We do social commentary without the hatred with original material and a host of great libertarian songs by other artists (yes they do exist).  My husband plays guitar, bass, doumbek and riq and I do all the singing and play "Wastruments"TM - percussion toys made from recycled stuff.  We play just about every style of music except maybe metal or grunge.

But enough of me - I'm really here looking for "Velojym" to obtain a copy of his post on YouTube.  I have a cable access TV show called "Freedom TV" - Constitutional Topics, Personal Responsibility and Individual Rights.  I sponsor videos from all over the country by such luminaries as G Edward Griffin, American Policy Center, Cascade Policy Institute, Advocates for Self-Government etc etc etc.  Some programs run a little "short" and I like to fill out the hour with great libertarian material - the RebelFire video would be fantastic.

Also, Velojym I can let you know what the copyright issues are as it's one of my side "interests" as I'm rather a stickler for copyright infringement.

kindest regards
Renee Daphne Kimball
Portland Oregon
USA
Earth
Sol System
Milky Way Galaxy
Universe
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Chris_Davis on March 10, 2007, 10:26:45 pm
Greetings and Salutations!  Or as Frosty the Snowman says, "Happy Birthday!".

I'm Chris Davis, a self-employed graphic/web designer by trade where I make most of my overtaxed income.  May I mention that I HATE taxes, oppressive government and disrespectful authori-tay.

And to all the ladies out there, yes, it's true, I am taken, so Claire and all the ladies on the forum out there, you're about 11 years to late.  ( :rolleyes: I see y'all rolling your eyes, so stop it!!     :laugh: ) Or maybe I'm 11 years too late?  Who knows, who cares, but my wonderful wife and I have 2 beautiful kids.

As a certified co-host of the local talk show here in Rocky Mount, NC, named America In Danger, I get called terrorist, blowhard, traitor and any other name in the book when you speak out against "the Man and his Plan".  I'm sure my wife can tell you a few she calls me (when I've ticked her off), but I dare not post those here, this being a family web site and all.  On the show, we cover quite a bit of the corruption that's rampant, but most of all it's about re-educating the dumbed-downers out there about the Constitution and the power they hold as "We the People".

I enjoy reading a lot, because it gets me away from a computer screen.  I really like to read good fantasy novels, like Lord of the Rings, Hobbit, etc.  Also, books on the principles of liberty, freedom, 18th and 19th Century history that deals with mountain men and American Indians (I'm part Cherokee from what my folks say) are very enjoyable.  Self-sufficient and woodcraft skill books are also a mainstay in my library.  Believe me, there are many a days, when I would like to hit the woods, find a cave and be done with society, in general.  I find that trees are much easier to hold a conversation with, but what does that say about me, I guess?  :laugh:

I try not to watch television much, but the things I do watch are Battlestar Galactica, Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis and mostly SCI-FI stuff.

Oh well, thanks for letting me post and I'll do my best to follow the rules and not be a "rebel" on the forum.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Jguy101 on March 10, 2007, 11:01:21 pm
Family-friendly website? Hardly... ^_^

Anyway, nice to see another BSG fan here. I'm truly obsessed. XD

Welcome to the both of you!
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Tahn L. on March 11, 2007, 11:49:34 am
Welcome Chris & Renee. How wonderful that you are actively promoting your views to the public!

 Welcome Also Grimjack, There are many ways to promote freedom. Refusing to enforce drug laws is an honorable and courageous stance. Perhaps you should be called a "Peace Officer" instead of a LEO. If you would care to share how you became "aware" of what's happening, we would love to hear.

 Again, to All,  "Welcome Home".
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: eddiem on March 11, 2007, 03:40:45 pm
Hello all, Eddiem from NC, been lurking for so long forgot I was even registered.  Anyhow, made a promise to the Little Woman to step out of the shadows a bit more. 

It's like Spring today here in NC...makes me want shoot some cans...
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Wonk on March 12, 2007, 08:48:38 am
Hi all,
I'm a long-time lurker here.  I discovered the LP in the early 90's and though no longer active in it...I vote accordingly. 

 I've read Claire's articles here and there...and finally got The Freedom Outlaws Handbook.   In the same shipment I also received Wood's, Politically Incorrect Guide to American History.   A nice combo....I'm set for reading for a while.   

It's been rumored I was born with an extra chromosome...hope I can fit in here.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: ShortyDawkins on March 12, 2007, 08:55:53 am
Hi all,
I'm a long-time lurker here.  I discovered the LP in the early 90's and though no longer active in it...I vote accordingly. 

 I've read Claire's articles here and there...and finally got The Freedom Outlaws Handbook.   In the same shipment I also received Wood's, Politically Incorrect Guide to American History.   A nice combo....I'm set for reading for a while.   

It's been rumored I was born with an extra chromosome...hope I can fit in here.

Welcome Wonk. I just bought a copy of The State Vs the Individual by Claire and Aaron Zelman. Excellent read, so far.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: MLL on March 17, 2007, 10:25:56 pm
Howdy friends,

Been a fan of Claire's a long while now, so...

Here I am.

By way of introduction, I'll divulge a few of my favorite things.

Favorite Three Websites:
Survivalblog
Wolfesblog
Vox Popoli

Favorite Three Books:
Unintended Consequences
Boston's Gun Bible
Patriots

Favorite Three Liberty Teeth:
M1A
Glock 30
Dad's Springfield Sedgley in '06

Favorite Three Magazines:
Shotgun News ('specially the full cap editions)
SWAT
Wired

Favorite Three TV Shows:
(In Order of appearance, not fondness.)
Little House On The Prairie
Firefly
Deadwood
(Kind of a theme there...)

Favorite Beverages:
H2O
Makers Mark
And on a really hot day, it don't git no better'n that Weinhards Orange Cream soda.

And we'll stop at Top Three Things I Could Use More Of:
Ammo
Willpower
Ammo

Just want you to know what kind of man you're dealing with.

Happy to be here.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: sasquatch on March 20, 2007, 02:24:18 pm
Howdy everyone,
Thanks for the great forum.  I had gotten away from prepping(or "gulching?") since y2k+1,but have recently gotten back into it with all that is going on.  Currnetly in N.FL, Mrs. Sasquatch and I are preparing to move to the hills of NW Arkansas.  While preparing to make the great migration, we are researching things such as the pro's and con's of diesel vs. propane gensets, integration of solar cells into the supply, old fashioned hand water pump set ups, the implication/effect of H.R. 1022, the lessons learned from Katrina and how we can position ourselves better in the future,and the like.  It is nice to find people who don't think it strange to discuss these things.
Thanks again,
Sasquatch
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Joe Mammy on March 21, 2007, 07:30:10 am
Hey yall,
Certainly you all know me very well, after all I am Joe Mammy!
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Chris Goodwin on March 26, 2007, 08:22:23 pm
Hello everyone.  I think a few people may have seen my name here and there on various mailing lists.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: xjames on March 31, 2007, 09:27:48 pm
Hey everyone, my names is James, read alot of this site before beginning any real posting. Must say it is great! I have learned much of what I feel to be invaluable information. Thanks a bunch, I am sure you will be hearing from me again.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Mr. Bill on March 31, 2007, 11:09:58 pm
Greetings and belated greetings to MLL, sasquatch, Joe Mammy, Chris Goodwin, and xjames!

Who is Joe Mammy? (http://www.google.com/search?q=%22Joe+Mammy%22)  Naah, just doesn't have the same ring as "Who is John Galt?"  :mellow:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: waynefloyd on April 06, 2007, 11:47:41 am
Just discovered this site. Have liked what I have read so far.  My wife and I are about 6 years away from retirement (what ever that means now of days) and are looking for relocation property at this time.  We became interested in prepping about five years ago.  Slowly getting our act together.  Our big jump will be when we relocate within next year or two.  Just not sure where yet. 

For now we have focused on increasing our preparedness knowledge (reading, reading, reading) and skills (gardening, welding, small scale farming, engine repair, construction trades, etc..) and developing our long term plans and goals. 

My interests are preparedness planning, self-sufficient living, blacksmithing and building flintlock rifles.

Regards Wayne Floyd

Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: da gooch on April 06, 2007, 12:03:16 pm

Welcome waynefloyd

 I recommend that you read up on anarchy, minarchy and libertarianism as well. 
 There is a strong political facet to this board as well as the basic "be prepared" facet.

Building flintlocks ?  KEWL !
As in drilling the steel for the barrel and everything ?

I'm pretty sure folks are gonna want to talk about that for sure.
Some here are Military Rifle Aficionados but most recognize and value almost any personal manufacturing skill.

Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: momanto on April 06, 2007, 01:57:00 pm
NEW HERE..  HAVE LAND BUT NOT ISOLATED ENOUGH.  HAVE GROWNUP KIDS AND THEY ARE NOT WORRIED ENOUGH.  SO MOM IS WISHFUL THINKING  ON LEAVING HERE ALONE.....SO TRYING TO PREPARE UNDER THOSE CIRCUMSTANCES.

GLAD TO HAVE FOUND YOU ALL TO GET SOME GOOD IDEAS.

MOM
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: waynefloyd on April 06, 2007, 02:32:19 pm

Welcome waynefloyd

 I recommend that you read up on anarchy, minarchy and libertarianism as well. 
 There is a strong political facet to this board as well as the basic "be prepared" facet.

Building flintlocks ?  KEWL !
As in drilling the steel for the barrel and everything ?

I'm pretty sure folks are gonna want to talk about that for sure.
Some here are Military Rifle Aficionados but most recognize and value almost any personal manufacturing skill.




Thanks for the welcome Gooch.

 I will read up on the political threads when I get a chance.  As far as my political views I have not found one label yet that describes my specific beliefs so I am interested in hearing other points of view.  I am very independent and don't like being dependent on government.  I guess I am for any system of government that strengthens and protects my rights and freedoms and I want that government as small as possible, local, and on a tight chain.  I like today, look forward to the future and don't want to live in the past.

As far as flintlocks - I don't consider myself an expert but would be glad to share what I have learned.  At this stage in my development I am building from a blank stock with purchased and hand made parts.  Which is what most of the old time gun makers did.  It still takes me over a hundred hours to build one that way.  I am about a year and a half away from having the skills to forge and rifle a barrel.  

Change of subject:  Can you post pics on this forum?  and if so are there any directions written up on how too?

Regards Wayne Floyd
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Mr. Bill on April 06, 2007, 03:20:25 pm
Welcome, waynefloyd and momanto!

Can you post pics on this forum?  and if so are there any directions written up on how too?

Yes you can, and no I don't know where the directions are.  When you're on the message-composition screen, click the Insert Image icon (this one: (http://thementalmilitia.com/forums/Themes/default/images/bbc/img.gif)), and put the URL of your image between the tags.

Like this:

Code: [Select]
[img]http://www24.pair.com/glyptica/pics/fnord.gif[/img]
...which produces this result:

(http://www24.pair.com/glyptica/pics/fnord.gif)

You have to have your image file available somewhere on the Internet -- I don't think you can upload it to this board, unless you're one of the Board Gods.

GLAD TO HAVE FOUND YOU ALL TO GET SOME GOOD IDEAS.

Glad you found us!  One suggestion: It's an Internet tradition that typing in all capital letters is THE EQUIVALENT OF SHOUTING VERY LOUDLY IN SOMEONE'S FACE.  Of course, some people use all-caps because it's hard for them to read the small letters -- and my eyes are just about that bad!  But I thought you might want to know anyway.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Tyrannicus.Lex on April 08, 2007, 01:51:17 am
Hello all,

              Thank you for the opportunity to learn from like minds, and to join & cinch up for the ride.  Thanks again!

T.Lex
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Miss Crankypants on April 12, 2007, 11:01:49 pm
Hello, Miss Crankypants here.  Long time lurker, first time caller.

If it's okay with y'all (and I think I just gave away my location there), I'll just curl up in the corner with a beverage and listen for a while... see if I can learn something.

MC
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: da gooch on April 12, 2007, 11:17:46 pm

Howdy and Welcome to Miss Crankypants, Tyrannicus.Lex, Momanto and Wayne Floyd

Miss C you were referring to your use of the word "okay" right ?  :rolleyes:
Lemme guess  .......

south of 36* north latitude and west of 75* west longitude ?
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Miss Crankypants on April 13, 2007, 12:07:19 am
Why, bless your 'lil pea-pickin' heart, Gooch... that's a mighty good guess.

Miss C

Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: FreeTraveler on April 13, 2007, 04:02:32 am
Why, bless your 'lil pea-pickin' heart, Gooch... that's a mighty good guess.

Miss C


Minnie Pearl has been reincarnated in Hardyville?? Has there been some medical research going on we haven't heard about?
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Dare2BFree on April 13, 2007, 05:58:00 am
Welcome everyone!  :)


Minnie Pearl's welcome at my gulch any day!
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: da gooch on April 13, 2007, 10:31:44 am

Not much of a guess Miss C. :rolleyes:

We'uns was raised up purt near right.  :laugh:

Even after living in the big city [12,000] for way too long we still 'member our manners.
Not much of that going around these days 'tho.
It's a shame is what it is ....
Everybody is in such a "gimme, gimme" hurry.
What's the rush ? Is the Sun leaving next week or something ?

Ah Well,  that's what you get when dealing with humans.

Welcome [again]
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Miss Crankypants on April 13, 2007, 11:19:40 am
Why thank you, Gooch.  Care to join me for a R.O.C. coke-cola and a moon pie?

Actually, I was raised up right, by a good ol' Jawjuh boy and his Yankee school-teacher wife, in the wilds of Southern California.  I couldn't leave fast enough, them people out there just ain't RIGHT.

Now I'm contemplating changing my handle to "Minnie Pearl", except that I don't actually sound like this in real life.  Really.  (Just don't ask my still-in-California sister about that.)

Thanks for the welcome, Dare2BFree (is that Dare2 for short?).  I would invite you to visit my gulch, but it only exists between my ears at the moment. 

Miss C

 :hello:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Bowman1 on April 17, 2007, 10:51:42 am
Hello all,

Greetings from the People's Republic of Maryland, Baltimore City to be more precise. It's an odd place for a guy who dreams of a basement full of stockpiled foodstuffs to end up, but here I am nonetheless. The winds kind of pushed me this way for college, and I never quite managed to make my way back out west. Maybe one of these days...

So here I am in a major urban location, trying to live a preparedness lifestyle. The city environment makes it harder to fly under the radar for a lot of things, but I try to do the best I can. I don't plan on staying here forever, but it doesn't make any sense to put off preparing until "tomorrow". I did that for too many years, and now feel a desperate need to play catch up.

At any rate, I am looking forward to learning a lot from this forum. This year will be my first attempt at doing any gardening (assuming we've had our last freeze.. we have had our last freeze of the season, haven't we??), and I am looking forward to sharing my successes and failures with all of you.

-Tim
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Digitaltripper on April 17, 2007, 10:30:56 pm
I can not say that I "Discovered" this site, rather I was let on to it by a friend. Glad to be here...I currently am working on preparing for the worst, whilst hoping it does not come to that...Although I've heard change can be a good thing. I think that's it for now...I need to peruse the board for a bit... Hey, does this thing have spell check?....Never mind, I see it

Digitaltripper
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: velojym on April 17, 2007, 11:24:32 pm
Thanks for joining us, folks.
Don't forget the obligatory reading of the Twinkie thread.
Just take it a little at a time, and don't feel overwhelmed.  :wacko:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: improbus on April 19, 2007, 07:37:24 pm
Hello, all:

I'm very interested in buying silver right now.  Could anyone recommend a book or a good silver buying "primer"?

Oh, by way of introduction, I'm just a guy who's been a (l)ibertarian for the past 15 or so years.  :)  I'll be sure to share more as I get more involved with the forums.

Thanks!

-Improbus 
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Mr. Bill on April 19, 2007, 10:27:07 pm
Welcome, improbus!

I don't have a book to recommend, but be sure to check out the Money, Commerce, and Taxation (http://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?board=21.0) section here -- we've had a few discussions about silver.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: da gooch on April 19, 2007, 10:36:49 pm
Thanks for joining us, folks.
Don't forget the obligatory reading of the Twinkie thread.
Just take it a little at a time, and don't feel overwhelmed.  :wacko:

Ooooo Jym that's cruel .....

Welcome Y'All

Those twinkie pages are mostly fluff. Well duh ... what are twinkies anyway ?
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: LittleJaded on April 23, 2007, 10:38:14 am

Hello everyone.
I would like to thank dullhawk for sending me in this direction.
Unfortunately, I do not know quite where I stand on certain matters.  They seem to change daily.  Two years ago, I was just living in complete bliss believing that in this world, our country was "the good guy" rescuing everyone else that "needed guidance" to the path of freedom.
Than I began to realize how wrong I was. 
Slowly and fighting myself every step of the way.
I have decided that in so much confusion and uncertainty, it's impossible to completely understand what a mess things have become and to what extent. 
I only know for certain is that I have had this deep feeling of dread for my children that won't go away no matter how much I distract myself with mundane meaningless everyday order, and I know for certain that only I can change it.
Now the only question is how?
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Dull'Hawk on April 23, 2007, 10:41:37 am
Welcome LittleJaded!  And thanks for helping me get my karaoke fix!  Look through all the topics here and find the ones that seem most relevent to you (and that means stay away from the Twinkies!).  I am really glad to have you here.

Kent
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: DontShootYet on April 28, 2007, 05:08:59 pm
Hey y'all.  I've been checking out the forum for a few weeks, finally thought I should post some. 

I'm just another soldier, airman to be more specific.  Currently stuck at Buckley AFB (close to Denver), was raised in Georgia, and I'm off to Kuwait in about 2-3 weeks.  My views on why I'm wearing the uniform and where I stand have changed a lot over the past 3 years since I joined.  I'm definitely more anti big government.  My biggest gripes right now concerning the government are SS, income taxes, our wide open border, and the dog-and-pony show we call a government.  That's not to say I'm ok with the way everything else is, just those are the things that irk me the most.  I'd be willing to burn the whole thing down...as soon as I'm out of these BDUs for good.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: iloilo on April 28, 2007, 07:42:08 pm
Don't Shoot Yet/NowShoot,
Welcome, I think you will learn from what you read here.

Your closing line--
"Leave to your enemies..."

has been changed by the members of clans Gunn, Baird, Stuart, Buchanan, Doig, and Freeman (and others not mentioned) to:

"Leave to your enemies a silent and lifeless defeat."[/color]

Just so you know.

Hurry up and get out, stay safe while you are in, escape and be free as soon as you can.
Always remember the oath you took, and THINK about what it truly means fairly often.
Stay safe.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: DontShootYet on April 28, 2007, 08:42:24 pm
Oh you bet.  10 months left till my seperation and closing fast, not fast enough I might add.

Well it is always preferred to leave the baddies with a defeat, that goes without saying, but if you know that your chance of victory is slim to none then that quote of an old, dead Roman is good advice.

"I, (my name), do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God."
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: DontShootYet on April 29, 2007, 12:21:19 pm
Yea, they will.  Why would they keep me?  My career field is going away to civilian contractors.  I mean they could tell me to retrain but this isn't the Army.  This is the Air Force.  Besides once I'm out they can't call me back up.  I mean they can but I won't come back.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: iloilo on May 01, 2007, 09:48:41 pm
What about "stop gap" and "we own your pion ass"

Pion, as in pi meson, lightest of the meson family of sub-atomic particles?
Pro, I have underestimated your grasp of physics, obviously.
Fairy dust has pions dancing in it, you know.
 :rolleyes:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: pinetreefarm on May 04, 2007, 01:17:10 pm
Hi,  I am not a new member..been here a few years but rarely post  but enjoy reading the posts.  Am an avid Claire Wolfe fan.



My interests include: preparedness, keeping under the radar, politics or preferably the lack thereof. I am a homeschooler.

Would also like to invite like- minded people to check out www.welcometothegulch.com, a new forum  with similar political views and self-sufficiency.

pinetreefarm
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: DGallandro on May 07, 2007, 11:51:55 pm
Hi.  DGallandro here.

Deege to my friends.

Pointed here by someone with a common interest.

Glad to be here.

DG
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: ec-10 on May 08, 2007, 01:42:43 am
Not that I have the time to try and keep up with yet another message board, I thought I would go ahead and register just the same. I remember reading "101 Things to Do 'Til the Revolution" years ago and seeing it quoted from time to time on other boards. It was only recently that I was reminded of the authors name. When I realized that the author had a forum (a realization that came mere minutes ago) I simply had to register. I am registered on a few forums as ec-10 and with other names on more specific, less enlightened forums (advrider.com as an example). I registered on the FSW forum a few months back with the intention of moving to Wyoming or Idaho. Life has since got in the way of that plan. It is kinda cool to be able to send a private message to the one and only Boston T. Party.

When the hell is John Ross going to put up a message board?
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: turnipgirl on May 08, 2007, 05:27:56 am

I only know for certain is that I have had this deep feeling of dread for my children that won't go away no matter how much I distract myself with mundane meaningless everyday order, and I know for certain that only I can change it.
Now the only question is how?


I've had that feeling since last fall-just thought I was nuts until about a couple of weeks ago when I spoke to my grandpa about it and he pointed me to some websites (GP prepares for everything!!!) The feeling of impending doom just won't go away- even when doing something else its still there in the back of your head.  Anybody else have that?
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: da gooch on May 08, 2007, 01:05:38 pm

Welcome to all those new folks.
I have been away from my 'puter for a couple of weeks and just getting back into the swing as it were.

li'l p
I have no problem thinking of you as a pion [a small but highly charged particle] but I do have a problem thinking of you as a peon [serf or economic slave to a wealthy landowner] .  :rolleyes:   :laugh:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: HRDK9 on May 14, 2007, 03:03:46 pm
Dont worry... we don't bite.

HI Guys,

I am new to the blog.  First time on any Blog and trying to figure it all out.  I do have a question.  I have checked with Nitro-Pak and Walton feed, and searched elsewhere for long term storage dog food (dry) and I have been unable to find any.  Our dogs are working dogs and importamt members of the family and we would like to provide for them in an emergency.  My thought would be to get something pachaged in super pails.

Thanks for your thoughts and advise.








Much. :ph34r:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Mr. Dare on May 14, 2007, 06:39:10 pm
Quote
The feeling of impending doom just won't go away- even when doing something else its still there in the back of your head.  Anybody else have that?

   After 25 years as a freedom/preparedness junkie, the feeling of "impending doom" has been tempered somewhat. It still crops up from time to time, but I never expected things to get as far as they have without collapse. After a while the strain of constant worry takes it's toll, and you just settle into comfortable rythms of preparing for the worst, but expecting little. It never hurts to be prepared as much as you can, things that are disasters for sheeple become mere blips on the radar for you when you are ready for much worse.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: DefenderofLiberty on May 20, 2007, 01:00:32 pm
Hey folks, new member here!  I came here because I read a fantastic article titled "The NFA must go!" by Claire Wolfe in the May 2007 issue of S.W.A.T.  If it is posted somewhere online, I would like to put a link to that article on my blog.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Lazarus Long on May 20, 2007, 07:33:39 pm
Welcome, DefenderofLiberty.

A lot of Claire's articles are archived here (http://www.theclairefiles.com/articles.html), but I don't see the one you are talking about. The only other one I see there from S.W.A.T. Magazine says "Copyrighted material. Reprinted by Permission of S.W.A.T. Magazine." I imagine permission may need to be obtained from them on an article by article basis.

Google didn't find an online version of that article, either.

Who knows, you might find some other reading of interest at the link above.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: bushwacker on May 20, 2007, 09:43:55 pm
Hello all!!!!!
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: ec-10 on May 22, 2007, 09:58:13 pm
Provisional. Now I get it. I was beginning to think there was something wrong with my computer.  :laugh:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: sjc on May 27, 2007, 05:52:37 pm
Howdy all,

Checking in, Army guy currently in Iraq for the 3rd time, been survival oriented for a LONG time, married to a like minded woman.  I'm an NRA instructor, Glock armorer and I'm going for EMT training when I get home.  I look forward to getting to know everybody here...
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Ochlan on May 31, 2007, 01:30:26 pm
Hi all


Sorry for the lame(ish) noobery, but I reckon it's only polite to greet everyone. Howdy!  :hello:

I'm a software geek, gun nut, fierce individualist...blah blah blah...from what I can gather from trolling this forum, I'm in good company  :thumbsup:

I also think I'm developing an animated emoticon addiction  :drool:

Here's hoping I don't stink up the forum too bad  :occasion14:


All the best,

O
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Dare2BFree on May 31, 2007, 01:47:50 pm
Welcome everyone   :hello:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: oldzoot on May 31, 2007, 05:19:33 pm
Greetings.   This is an interesting website. I enjoy Claire's Hardyville stories in BHM, it is good to find a community interested in similar ideas.   I am a computer / electronics geek, like to shoot and enjoy traveling in an RV.  I am interested in buying some property somewhere, still studying the relative merits of various states.   

Best Regards
  OldZoot
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Paraibo on June 05, 2007, 04:56:27 pm
Oh.  My.  God.

I think I'm in Heaven.

Oh, and hello, all.  I'll just pick my jaw up and resume wandering around looking like the noob I am. 

What a great place.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Mr. Bill on June 05, 2007, 10:21:32 pm
I think I'm in Heaven.

Don't worry, we'll correct your delusion soon enough.   ^_^

Welcome!
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: ATFOTRAF on June 06, 2007, 03:47:40 pm
Guess I should say howdy.

I have read (purchased, not borrowed) several of Claire's book prints.

I am glad to be here, and am in hot pursuit of freedom.

Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Terminus on June 11, 2007, 09:07:27 am

Hello Everyone... I'm from New Mexico. I have a small observatory here and live off the grid at 7600 ft. I've been reading TCF off and on for awhile and finally decided to become a member.  I'm also heavily into self sufficiency and preparedness (living out here in the middle of nowhere means it's an everyday thing for me). I telecommute via vsat and do unix and security work. Anyway, that's about it for me... the observatory is at http://observatory.attitude.net/cgi-bin/wiki in case you're interested.

Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Mr. Dare on June 11, 2007, 09:25:21 am
Welcome all! :hello:

Hey Terminus, SWEET observatory!!!!  :drool: Dare2 and I are into astronomy in a VERY amature way, love to see people with the real stuff! Hey start a thread maybe and let us know more, what sort of scope you have and all, interesting stuff you've seen, tips for folks on  a shoestring budget (that would be us). Any photos? Very cool. :mellow:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Terminus on June 11, 2007, 10:29:07 am
Hi.. there should be a hotlink below the front picture that gets you into the wiki where there are a million pictures.. thanks!
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Roy J. Tellason on June 12, 2007, 01:05:33 am
Hi.. there should be a hotlink below the front picture that gets you into the wiki where there are a million pictures.. thanks!


This is a lot of why I think links oughta be blue.  and so forthe (with regard to visted, active,  etc.)...    :-)

What's that thingy that shows up in the upper right hand corner of a bunch of the pages?

Nifty pics,  anyhow.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Mr. Dare on June 12, 2007, 07:48:57 am
Very cool, I didn't notice the link on the page that takes you to the info/pictures... just the ones at the bottom of the page that don't do anything for visitors. Went back and found the one you are talking about and it, as you say, has tons of cool stuff.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Kramjam on June 21, 2007, 02:16:20 am
Hello people.

I've been lurking for a while here and thought I'd say hi.  I got "The Freedom Outlaw's Handbook" last year and though it was great!
Hope too learn a lot from this group, and hope to contribute when possible.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Secret Six on June 21, 2007, 11:38:38 am
Hello All, Greetings from Bucks County, PA home of some of the most Libertarian Minded folk in the Keystone State....

I live near New Hope, PA where we still have an old Locomotive line running and an active Wiccan Community...

My Webname comes from the band that John Brown led before Mr. Lincoln's War....

I borrowed a copy of Claire's book (101 Things...) and have been hooked...I even gave it back...reluctantly... :rolleyes:

I like it here and hope to make some new friends !
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Roy J. Tellason on June 22, 2007, 03:34:52 am
Hello All, Greetings from Bucks County, PA home of some of the most Libertarian Minded folk in the Keystone State....

I live near New Hope, PA where we still have an old Locomotive line running and an active Wiccan Community...

My Webname comes from the band that John Brown led before Mr. Lincoln's War....

I borrowed a copy of Claire's book (101 Things...) and have been hooked...I even gave it back...reluctantly... :rolleyes:

I like it here and hope to make some new friends !

Greetings from a bit to the west of you (I'm in Lebanon County :-)...
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Secret Six on June 22, 2007, 02:32:46 pm
Pleased to meet you RJ !!!

Glad to know PA's still has some people who appreciate their freedom !

Quite a difference from Emperor Corzine and the sheeple in the People's Republic of New Jersey.....

BTW do you ever make it out to Rice's Flea Market in Solebury Township ? Open every Tuesday and Saturday from 7 - 2 pm ?

 ^_^
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Roy J. Tellason on June 23, 2007, 01:53:05 am
BTW do you ever make it out to Rice's Flea Market in Solebury Township ? Open every Tuesday and Saturday from 7 - 2 pm ?

 ^_^

Nope,  can't say I even know where that is offhand.  Or have heard of it.  There are a few of those big ones floating around,  but I haven't gotten to any in recent times,  mostly due to not having any funds to play with at them,  which is finally changing.  I also don't tend to be on a very early schedule,  and early is when you find the best deals at those kind of places,  unfortunately.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: notarealusername on June 23, 2007, 12:21:26 pm
I'm a fairly recent lurker on TCF (and aspiring Ghost, of sorts) who's about to leave for a cross-country bicycle trip (East to West) as soon as I can get my %^$#(@& house ready to sell.  I swear, buying a house was one of the dumbest decisions I've ever made--my possessions own me rather than the other way around.  I'm new to the idea of being paranoid enough to keep from compromising those I care about because of my (non-violent) anti-TPTB acts and opinions, to the point that I don't even like e-mailing folks lest there be a reason for the Feds to bust down their door and demand information about me in the future (information I'd hope they don't have).  If you folks can demonstrate (even philosophically) that it's safe to post on this site from my home computer, then I'll think about doing it.  For now I'm posting from a public computer that doesn't require ID to access.  The IP-address-logging thing puts me off a bit. I'm new to the idea of being paranoid enough to keep from compromising those I care about because of my (non-violent) anti-TPTB acts and opinions, to the point that I don't even like e-mailing folks lest there be a reason for the Feds to bust down their door and demand information about me in the future (information I'd hope they don't have).  And while I find myself becoming a Ghost of sorts, I know that I'll never truly be a loner, so I can't afford to take risks at the moment.

How safe are the personal messages on boards like this from retroactive Federal investigation?  Are there records of it somewhere they could seize?
I've never been normal, and even when I manage to appear normal for a few hours, everyone knows that I'm just playing.  I don't watch TV, I don't eat meat, I don't even drive much (meaning that there have been month- and year-long periods of my life where I don't drive at all), I solidly refuse to vote Republicrat, and one of the most common things people tell me is that I need to stop thinking so much and just do what everyone else is doing. 

A little over a year ago, I decided that the way I'd been living my life (I'm in my late 20's) just wasn't working out.  I had a college degree in philosophy, but ended up working as a carpenter "for now" because philosophy doesn't pay the bills.  Carpentry was ok--something I could do for 8 hours a day, 5 days a week and not get bored or stir-crazy (unlike most things).  I had an old van, had bought a small house, and the bills were getting paid.  I was doing what everyone else was doing--playing the game.  To my everlasting shame, I was even dumb enough to DRIVE the quarter mile down the street to buy Chinese food.   But the more I looked around me, the more I could see that the grand facade most everyone was reacting to was not only fake (I'd always known that) but in a state of disrepair and collapse. 

So was my van.  Finally I decided to give up driving (or at least give up my driveable vehicle), which eventually meant giving up my carpentry job (carrying several hundred pounds of tools on a bicycle just isn't feasible, and even carrying 50 is painful).  The more time I spent online, the more I began to learn about how things are falling apart--and how fast.  It seems to me that we'll have TSHTF sometime in late 2008.  That's mostly an intuitive educated guess, and if I had time I'd be happy to discuss it.  Suffice it to say that we not only have a growing energy crisis in this nation (yes I'm talking about "Peak Oil", and stop rolling your eyes!), but the political crises have gone beyond the "unfixable" category and into the "actively dangerous in the near-term future" category.  It's like Germany in 1933 only things are moving faster.

And I, what can I do?  Well, I'm making friends who have useable skills and are likely to survive when TSHTF, learning skills like gardening and blacksmithing.  I'm learning how to be truly mobile (in an age where mass transit and driving are becoming easier to control and harder to do, cycling is the classic alternative).  I'm simplifying my life--selling even my bed because I don't want to dedicate nearly 30 square feet to sleeping when I can get a futon or better yet, sleep on the floor.  I'm even thinking about what you folks call "gulching", but I'd call a "largely self sufficient farm" where I can grow most of my own food and make or barter for most of what I need.  And I'm learning how to keep myself free--both as a physical person and as an online persona.  That's where this site comes in.  Hopefully I'll be more of a giver than a taker.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: DontShootYet on June 23, 2007, 01:11:10 pm
I'm not sure of government capabilities but I don't think they can do much to you for saying anti-government things on the internet.  The internet isn't as anonymous as people think but it is still a lot more so than telephone and letters. 

It's good that you see how stupid the world has become.  I'm looking to start a simpler life too.  I'm thinking of making a part-time gulch.  You know have a little place nestled in the woods that is a fallback point in case SHTF.  My ideas are more of a religious nature, but I can see how things are looking more and more about doom and gloom.  I've been really interested in the idea of a commune of similar minded people breaking away from society as it is right now.  It would definitely make survival a lot easier on everyone in the commune.  I'm not sure how the government would take that though.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Roy J. Tellason on June 24, 2007, 11:32:10 pm
Every once in a while I'll google my last name,  which really surprised the heck out of me the first time I did it...

Stuff shows up from back in the fidonet days.  Stuff shows up from all sorts of mailing lists I'm on.  And stuff that I post in here shows up as well.  A total of a few thousand entries at this point,  with maybe two or three being my son,  who shares the name,  and another two or three being other family members,  and the rest of it is stuff I've done online over the years.

Stuff from here showing up was a bit of a surprise,  for sure.

For whatever that's worth...
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: dsgb on June 25, 2007, 12:01:57 am
Not sure how uncle-sammy is gonna respond to your wanting to drop-out and start your own commune eh???......ok everyone repeat aftre me....WACO!!
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Secret Six on June 25, 2007, 02:48:20 pm
BTW do you ever make it out to Rice's Flea Market in Solebury Township ? Open every Tuesday and Saturday from 7 - 2 pm ?

 ^_^

Nope,  can't say I even know where that is offhand.  Or have heard of it.  There are a few of those big ones floating around,  but I haven't gotten to any in recent times,  mostly due to not having any funds to play with at them,  which is finally changing.  I also don't tend to be on a very early schedule,  and early is when you find the best deals at those kind of places,  unfortunately.


Roy, If your schedule is free on weekends, you may want to check out the Fleas in Marshall's Creek and Saylorsburg on every Sunday....Saylorsburg is where you'll get the cheapest buys and meet some freedom minded folks as well...

In fact there was one fellow selling firearms on his table !
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: DontShootYet on June 25, 2007, 03:09:41 pm
Not sure how uncle-sammy is gonna respond to your wanting to drop-out and start your own commune eh???......ok everyone repeat aftre me....WACO!!

Because living under Uncle Sam's boot heel is so much better than burning alive...
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: hangman on June 25, 2007, 05:32:28 pm
I've been reading here for some time so thought I'd participate some. I know a few members here from other Forums. My wife and I own a retail flooring and cabinetry store in Arkansas. We are both into competition shooting and really like to burn powder. After I was shot in 1976 in Dallas I began to carry 24/7. I do not ask permission from the evil ones as that seems to me like the master asking permission from his servants to carry on his affairs. Karen and I are both sick of the tyranny in Amerika and wonder what it's going to take to incite a massive revolt of We, The People. I seriously thought Waco would have done that, but, alas, it was not to be.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Shrike on June 26, 2007, 08:12:16 pm
Hi all,
Simple question. Is there a trick to starting a new topic? Nowhere have I found any button that allows me to do that. Any help is appreciated.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Jguy101 on June 26, 2007, 09:19:51 pm
Hi all,
Simple question. Is there a trick to starting a new topic? Nowhere have I found any button that allows me to do that. Any help is appreciated.
Because of some spambot problems a while back, you can't post until you've made five posts.

Welcome, by the way.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Mr. Dare on June 27, 2007, 06:12:32 am
That should read: You can't start a thread until you've made five posts in existing threads. Simple expedient that seems to have worked fairly well so far for keeping the spam at bay. Welcome!
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: dsgb on June 27, 2007, 06:31:51 am
Hey, hangman i like your style babe,my job takes all over the place,someone has tried to rob my twice...BOTH attemps failed the last one was rather funny(not at the time obviously)he(t/thug)thought because of my current job that i more then capable of making a Forced but generous donation to his next crack-pipe junkys Fund. I on the other hand felt that since he had at least 2k worth of precious metal in his mouth that my contribution was not needed..He disagreed and tried to remove me from my vehicle,so i relented and donated LEAD into his lower region(i think his reproduction actiivities were halted too?!)cursing and wetting himself in the process the thug ran off complaining that i was cruel mother@#$%&?. When i stop shaking,i started laughing glad to be still liviing. :rolleyes:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Shrike on June 27, 2007, 10:36:03 am
Understood, thanks guys.
It is perhaps appropriate that I now introduce myself. I live down in Texas, near a very major metropolis. Ever since a friend of mine began questioning the events of 9/11, I've begun learning some rather disturbing things about our government that I'd never realized. I used to almost never watch the news, read books, follow politics, the investment community or economics. Now, after six years, I do all of that every day (well, except watch the news, other than for entertainment value and some local news). I've learned that our economy, despite what mainstream news and government agencies would have its citizens believe, is tethered by a thread, based on a fiat currency, poised to fail miserably. I'm now aware (first-hand experience, living in Texas) that the illegal immigration situation is becoming very serious. Our governor, Rick Perry, is involved in some rather questionable activities with the selling off of our country's highway infrastructure to the highest bidding foreign investors, one deal of which was directly brokered by the law firm whose senior partner is none other than Rudolph Giuliani. Perry is also involved in a scandal involving the drug company, Merck, as well as questionable activities involving the potential sales of protected Texas Wild and Scenic River property to a Mexican cement company.
My point is this. I am awakening, not from a nightmare, but to one. It is my sincere belief that our country faces some extremely serious problems in the very near future. Even if we manage to go the next 15-20 years without incident, the millions of baby-boomers facing retirement will inevitably bring our economy to its knees, due mainly to a very poorly managed government and abused monetary/banking system.
That this online community has an interest in doing something about it is noble, intelligent and quite courageous, if not a bit self-destructive, based on the tyrannical behavior of our current administration (Ruby Ridge, Waco, The Browns). I'm honored to meet all of you and I'm very proud to stand up for what is right in my heart and that is to defend the freedom of the people of this nation. America is gasping, seemingly, for her last few breaths of liberty, but I for one will not sit by idly and watch it die. Government is openly corrupt beyond my imagination, the media throughout this country is either complicit with the corruption or part of it, or fearful of reporting truth and real issues (the fate of Paris Hilton is niether important nor relavent), our foreign policies wiggle our nation deeper into a quagmire of unpopular global relations and the American people can find no interest in any of it, other than to proclaim that there's "nothing I can do about it". That is hogwash. I want each of you to know that I'll fight the system with all my heart and with whatever peaceful means necessary to make positive change. If that fails, then perhaps the time will come when peaceful means no longer donvince our government that we're done with the tyrrany and we are coerced into defending our rights and our property with more persuasive methods. At any rate, this community offers for me the element of hope and I'm proud to stand next to each of those willing to make the ultimate sacrifice to defend what we all know is right. We won't be the first to do this, by any means, but we certainly won't be the last.
That said, I've spent the last year or so preparing for the future. I'm about to complete about a year's supply of food for both myself and my wife, I've obtained a variety of firearms, suitable for a variety of purposes (outlined in Rawlins' Patriots), along with several thousand rounds of ammo and monthly training with those firearms. I'm also persuing the selling of my land in Texas in order to relocate to a safer location, outside the urban targets. I'm stockpiling gas, water, medical supplies, precious metals, barter items and I'm doing all I can to prepare for anything that happens. I think thats the smart thing for anyone to do. Those who sat by and waited for FEMA to save them after Katrina were both ignorant and foolish to have believed this government can save us from our own idiocy. It is, indeed, time for change.

Nice to meet you all.

Shrike
Former blind American sheep turned Libertarian Freedom Fighter
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Mr. Dare on June 27, 2007, 10:46:30 am
Quote
My point is this. I am awakening, not from a nightmare, but to one.

In some ways it may be worse than you think, but in other ways not as bad. But there is plenty of time for all that later. Welcome! Remember: As long as you are free in your own mind, all is not lost.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Jguy101 on June 27, 2007, 02:19:13 pm
That should read: You can't start a thread until you've made five posts in existing threads. Simple expedient that seems to have worked fairly well so far for keeping the spam at bay. Welcome!

Aww, crap, I edited without proofreading again. Thanks for catching that.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Shrike on June 27, 2007, 02:40:14 pm
Its probably somewhere in the rules and regs about that, but of course, being a man, I'm genetically programmed to ignore directions of any sort. ;^)

Shrike

"You can fight without ever winning, but you can never win without a fight" - Neil Peart of Rush
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: DontShootYet on June 27, 2007, 02:56:59 pm
Hoorah!  Welcome aboard Shrike.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Shrike on June 28, 2007, 10:41:53 am
Thanks DSY, glad to be aboard. Looking forward to sharing ideas and information with everyone.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: dsgb on July 01, 2007, 11:02:14 am
My apologies to everyone for not formally introducing myself it's but it's been a long time(4yrs..i believe)since I've been on the boards so I'm a bit rusty back then the M___ta movement was on fire w/WACO,RUBYRidge and the like i did everything i could then for keeping politicians honest and teaching single mothers how to shoot and running thieves and dope dealers out of my neighborhood but of course when i ask some of my M-----ta assoc. to help i got every sorry line they could give..BUT THEY WERE TO FIGHT FOR FREEDOM WHEN TSHTF of course.
Eventually t/chat rooms (like assualtweb)were filled with the type of folks i was supposed to be fighting against,My groups leader went OpenBorders on me and declared me a racist after nearly going bust ,missing birthdays,holidays,and family events  i had poured my heart and soul into THIS THING called FREEDOM. It's not something i can easily put into WORDS but it was something i believed in ...So when it was all said i decided to put my head in the sand and ignore the ever noisy stomp of the HEAVY-JACK BOOT thinking it was all black-helicopter crap(i worked unsuccessfully though)Clinton was on the way out George W.Bush was on his way in 3/4 of the GOVT. was swinging our way HappyDays eh??
Fast forward to today ...well it ain't pretty.
So i deiced it was time to clean off t/cosmoline call a couple of good friends and brush up on my Blog .
My purpose for being here is to relate to all who well listen about whats going on here in the bowls of this GREAT SOCIAL-society of welfaremoms,and thuggish cops and politicians so corrupt they'd put YOU in JAIL  for NOT being dishonest.
My thanks to Mrs.Wolfe it was HER book(101 THINGS TO TIL T/REVOLUTION)That stop me from doing something STUPID,and instead showed how to do something constructive..TIL THE REVOLUTION....CLOCKS TICKING!!
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Shrike on July 02, 2007, 03:05:06 pm
Welcome back, dsgb,
Sounds like you went through some pretty frustrating times. I've had similar situations, where I've tried very hard and as tactfully and respectfully as possible to wake people up to the distinct possibility that this country faces an unpleasant future, but I'm most often met with either disbelief, ridicule or both. My position now is not so much to try to wake people up, but to seek out like-minded individuals with whom my strength is fortified and not threatened. Some people just don't get it and won't get it until it is too late for them. I pray, of course, that none of us ever have to find out we were right. That won't, however, deter me from doing everything I can to prepare for it anyway. Even a Boy Scout is taught this.

Once again, welcome back, dsgb,

Shrike
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Secret Six on July 02, 2007, 03:40:35 pm
As a new member I say welcome aboard !  :mellow:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: OLD TIRED RN on July 02, 2007, 11:02:10 pm
Welcome to all the newbies.  ESPECIALLY  A VERY WARM WELCOME to my good friend Hangman from another forum where he was a long time and I still go by.  You folks will find Hangman to be VERY well educated as to these matters that concern so many of us so very much.  Also, you'll find him to be a southern gentleman, easy to get to know, a good conversationalist, etc.  The kind of guy you would love to live next door to.  He has a wealth of education/information.  I already introduced him on another thread, but that was a specific topic so wanted you other newbies to hear this too. 

I've found here that the folks are pretty receptive, warm, easy to chat with on topics as long as one remembers to show respect and obey the "golden rule" that we were taught as kids.  Hope you all enjoy your time here.  Please contact me if I may be of service.   Also, I've been known to go into medical information here along with some other fine nurses here who are all better at it than I am.  To the ladies, you may want to do your "girltalk" medical type things with a member named "nurseflo".  You'll find her often in the medical section.  She is a very mature nurse full of info as is "Mama Liberty" one of the finest nurses and patriots I know as well as an excellent writer/researcher. 

So folks I could go on and on.  Name a topic and there is probably someone here who has a good bit of knowledge on it, or can help you.  Then there's our very own CLAIRE.. In my view, there is no finer writer/researcher with any more a quick wit around.  I truly TREASURE her and hope we'll see more of her in time to come.

                                   Most Respectfully,  RN
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Roy J. Tellason on July 04, 2007, 09:52:44 pm
BTW do you ever make it out to Rice's Flea Market in Solebury Township ? Open every Tuesday and Saturday from 7 - 2 pm ?

 ^_^

Nope,  can't say I even know where that is offhand.  Or have heard of it.  There are a few of those big ones floating around,  but I haven't gotten to any in recent times,  mostly due to not having any funds to play with at them,  which is finally changing.  I also don't tend to be on a very early schedule,  and early is when you find the best deals at those kind of places,  unfortunately.


Roy, If your schedule is free on weekends, you may want to check out the Fleas in Marshall's Creek and Saylorsburg on every Sunday....Saylorsburg is where you'll get the cheapest buys and meet some freedom minded folks as well...

In fact there was one fellow selling firearms on his table !

Sounds nifty,  but a quick session with google maps shows all of those places being a bit too far from here,  unfortunately...
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Leonidas the Younger on July 05, 2007, 01:07:31 pm
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I'm a bit rusty back then the M___ta movement was on fire w/WACO,RUBYRidge and the like

Why are you not spelling out militia?

Surely I hope it's not in an (very useless) attempt to avoid government filters.

If what this board has said hasn't put us on a list, nothing will.

-- Leonidas
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Tiffany on July 07, 2007, 12:35:33 pm
Hey all,
This isn't my first post - silly me - but I thought I should warn the rest of the forum (those who haven't picked up the "Shrugged" thread) that I exist.  I am an endangered species.  I'm a young (twenty-something) college student living in California and working on my (still undergraduate) veterinary degree.  I think I am the *only* Libertarian twenty-something in Cali, let alone at the popular, public university I currently attend.  My husband introduced me to your forums, and while I am not the type of person who would usually participate in an online forum discussion of any kind (I usually see it as a waste of precious time), I find that between the bantering and hot-air-blowing that goes on here, there seems to be a higher congregation of cognizant, meaningful words than there are almost anywhere else on the Internet.  I applaud your ranks of intelligent, useful "producers" and look forward to being considered one of them.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Dare2BFree on July 07, 2007, 01:14:19 pm
Welcome Tiffany   :hello: 

From your posts, I can tell you're going to be a welcome addition to TCF.  There are many here who like to have fun, but you will also find good info and answers to most any question you can have. 
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Tiffany on July 07, 2007, 01:25:35 pm
And really, I have no problem with bantering and hot air blowing.  I do my share of it daily.  Have you noticed, though, that most forums on the net are just flame-wars waiting to happen (or in progress)?  Thanks for the welcome, dare2bfree.  I appreciate it  :laugh:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: mi6a2lm on July 07, 2007, 07:52:27 pm
My husband

Crap...  :laugh:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Midnight Blue on July 07, 2007, 08:00:02 pm
I always seem to forget this thread, sorry. Welcome to all the new folks who have joined after me. Fun place, enjoy it.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Tiffany on July 08, 2007, 10:00:38 pm
My husband

Crap...  :laugh:

Maybe she is like Erin. 

No, no, it's polyandry that's in god's best interest. 

No, I can't deal with the thought of polyandry.  Polygamy on the other hand?  I think that is the way we were supposed to do things.  Just my opinion though.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Arial on July 12, 2007, 03:50:48 pm
Hello everyone. I live in Mississippi, about an hour's drive from Ole Miss.

I found the forum from BWH. I am learning about Claire Wolfe and I really appreciate this woman's mind. (Where has she been all my life?)

My siblings think I am mad because of my preparation mentality and altered views on "sacred cow" issues. My spouse is passive and up until just a short time ago thought me to be mad, also. He has since woken up to government corruption. Since this is such an important part of my life it has been a lonely journey, as I imagine it has for others like me. I don't condemn anyone as I was once asleep myself. Still, it is hard to be alone with beliefs and convictions and no one to share them with or understand..

I am thrilled to have found this forum. It seems to be just my cup of tea. So many forums are cliquey and not having ever been a cliquey person, I don't feel I fit in.

My son purchased 40 acres in rural Arkansas and this our survival plan. If TSHTF we have a couple of dwellings, plenty of garden space, wood for heat, well water, etc. Funny, he lived in Wichita in a big house in an exclusive neighborhood, with every toy you can think of, and seems he woke up overnight. He sold his property there, bought the farm, and has never looked back.

Looks like there are many friendly people here and I appreciate that. I am going to do lots of reading here and look forward to getting to know some of you. Any other Mississippians out there close to Ole Miss or surrounding area?

P.S. I absolutely love a sense of humor and stayed up until 5 o'clock in the morning reading some zany threads here.  :laugh: I have bookmarked the "twinkie" thread for further reading.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: coloradohermit on July 12, 2007, 04:29:47 pm
Welcome Arial. Sounds like you'll fit right in here.
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I have bookmarked the "twinkie" thread for further reading.
That's an excellent start. There's an ongoing debate as to whether or not it should be compulsory reading for newbies, so you're already ahead of the game.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Tiffany on July 12, 2007, 04:59:22 pm
Hello everyone. I live in Mississippi, about an hour's drive from Ole Miss.

Welcome, Ariel!!!  Glad to meet you!   :wave:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Dull'Hawk on July 12, 2007, 05:14:16 pm
Hey now! Uppity newbies welcoming each other?  What is the world coming to??   :laugh:  OK.  Welcome everyone!!
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Tiffany on July 12, 2007, 05:19:27 pm
Hey now! Uppity newbies welcoming each other?  What is the world coming to??   :laugh:  OK.  Welcome everyone!!

Thas'right!  Uppity newbies! *laughs*  Welcome welcome welcome :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Dull'Hawk on July 12, 2007, 05:31:07 pm
Thas'right!  Uppity newbies! *laughs*  Welcome welcome welcome :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

...and we wouldn't have it any other way!
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: alibatesknapper on July 12, 2007, 05:58:08 pm
Hello TCFers,

I have been lurking here for  a while and enjoy reading the posts here.  Would rather spend time reading here than wasting time watching TV.  For sometime now I have been concerned with the loss of a lot of our personal freedoms and am always looking for ways to "do something about it" or "make a statement".

Today I went to my credit union and on the front door were two signs.  One in English and one in Spanish telling everyone that people with concealed carry permits were not allowed in their building with a firearm.  Well I lost it!  I don't want to do business with them now and my wife thinks I am over reacting.  Am I?  I don't think so.

I want to write the board of directors and tell them why I am closing my accounts.  I also have an auto loan there that I would like to refinance to another place.  I want to tell them that I resent their prejudiced view of CCW holders.  Also that I might consider a lawsuit against them if any of my family are ever hurt on their property since they have denied them to their right to self defense.  What do you think?  Any other ideas?  I would really like to get their attention!

Have a good one!
alibatesknapper
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Tiffany on July 12, 2007, 06:19:56 pm
Today I went to my credit union and on the front door were two signs.  One in English and one in Spanish telling everyone that people with concealed carry permits were not allowed in their building with a firearm.

Welcome to Amerika.  At least (or so it seems) in your state it's possible to get a CCP without getting into bed with a government official.

Modified for: spelling
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Arial on July 12, 2007, 06:32:14 pm
I'd like to thank the Welcome Wagon here.  ^_^

Anyone remember Welcome Wagon's or Welcome Committees? Do they still exist anywhere? I remember when I was young (a long, long time ago), when a new family or person moved into town, a designated person or persons visited them and welcomed them to the community, giving out free coupons to this or that, free tickets, maybe a fruit basket or some other gift.

Wow, a blast from the past I had not thought about in years.

Now we are just a number.

(Sorry if I got off-topic)
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: OLD TIRED RN on July 12, 2007, 06:33:27 pm
We had a similar thing happen at the local credit union.  For some time it had no restrictions then one day I come in to do business and it's restricted.  While there I made an appointment to see the top man on my next day off from work.

That day at the appointed time I came in all clean& trim in a business suit and introduced myself along with my occupation as an RN at the local busy large hospital in the intensive care unit.  I mentioned seeing the new restriction and asked the reason.  After respectfully hearing the guy out, I countered with the usual stuff we say adding that a lot of nurses and some doctors at the hospital where I work had already made critical statements as a lot of them have permits.  

After convincing the guy that guns will still come in weekly if not daily, but usually not by legal permit holders, but rather illegals considering something dangerous I asked him if he would be willing to take this request of mine to the decision making board as this seemed to be the only financial institution in the large city so marked with a restriction.  I felt somewhat condifent of the outcome after feeling received rather well.  

On my next trip into deposit/withdraw etc. I saw that the sign restricting permitted firearms had been removed.  I was met by the gentleman I had previously spoken with in a very friendly way saying that my suggestions made sense to the board, and they reversed their previous decision.  He did say that others had made similar remarks, but it was the courteous and professional manner I used that had made the difference.  Doing it that way, he really listened and the credibility I established helped me and a lot of people.  

Bottom line?  You catch more flies with honey.  Why not try the honey first.  If it doesn't work, you can always try the other method.  It did work here and you certainly don't have anything to loose by trying it.

                          Good Luck/Respectfully,  RN
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Secret Six on July 12, 2007, 07:10:07 pm
Tiffany and Arial....Welcome to our friendly corner of the net.... :wub:

Hope to see you two passing through my part of PA so I can introduce you to the joys of Amish Goodies from the Flea Markets, Scrapple, and good home cookin'  :laugh:

And to all the other recently joined members....check your inhibitions at the tavern door and lets get ripped !  :occasion14:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: DontShootYet on July 12, 2007, 07:11:53 pm
My son purchased 40 acres in rural Arkansas and this our survival plan. If TSHTF we have a couple of dwellings, plenty of garden space, wood for heat, well water, etc. Funny, he lived in Wichita in a big house in an exclusive neighborhood, with every toy you can think of, and seems he woke up overnight. He sold his property there, bought the farm, and has never looked back.

Are you my mother?  Maybe a long lost relative?  My mom and I are in the same dealings.  Only it's 50 acres in Kentucky.  

As to that thing about a restriction on concealed carry in the credit union, just open carry.  There is this big misconception that open carry makes you a target which is true, but usually the only people who target people who open carry are criminals with badges, whereas the badgeless criminals usually target those who they perceive as unarmed.  If you are concealing well enough they might even target you.  But yea ask them what the deal is and try to reason with them, if they don't tell them to go fornicate themselves and take your business elsewhere.  You might also want to check the laws in your state.  In some states (ie Georgia) a no firearms sign doesn't mean crap, they actually have to tell you to leave, that's when it becomes criminal trespassing.

Anyways, welcome!
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: alibatesknapper on July 12, 2007, 07:27:23 pm
Thanks for the reply guys.  I will try the honey approach first, sounds like good advice.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Arial on July 12, 2007, 09:04:07 pm
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Are you my mother?  Maybe a long lost relative?  My mom and I are in the same dealings.  Only it's 50 acres in Kentucky. 


DontShootYet,


LOL...you sound like a good son.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: hermit on July 13, 2007, 05:46:52 am
 Welcome to our new members.
 Arial,  We have several Mississippians on here, but I believe most are in central/southern part of the state.
 I'm live in the Sw part right now, but I was born and raised in the NE part (Ripley).
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Arial on July 13, 2007, 01:25:44 pm
Well, a big "howdy" hermit.

I have been to Ripley a couple of times to that GIANT flea market it is famous for. I live about 15 miles off the interstate, between Grenada and Batesville.

Nice to meet you.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: username on July 18, 2007, 09:03:28 am
Hello Ladies and Gents,

I am a new member to this board the a kindred spirit of a long time. I have posted under several boards with different aliases but have lurked for at least 3 years before I found this forum of seemingly level-headed and like minded folks. I look forward to developing relationships with those on here, sharing in knowledge, and simply the place to express views and opinions.

I am paranoid by nature so I will not divulge too much but I am sure that you can all appreciate that. I will say that by trade I am involved quite heavily with network security and forensics and that in my spare time I enjoy a number of things a long the lines of our collective interests. Was that vague? I hope so :)

I look forward to our discussions..

Username
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: velojym on July 18, 2007, 04:56:50 pm
As we aren't a collective, I can't speak for everyone... but I would say a majority of us have something against the government in general.
I know there are individuals who work for the government who aren't bad people, they're just carrying out the orders of bad people up the line,
much as they found after ww2... "Chust following orders!"
Then, there are the moles, who bend over and take it from day to day, waiting for the chance to throw the occasional monkey wrench into the works.

Ya do what ya can, and live as free as possible, and poke a pointy stick in the eye of the master as often as you can get away with it.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: username on July 18, 2007, 06:14:21 pm
Thank you for the Welcome.

I would have to say a responsible citizen should have something against their government in that it should always be scrutinized, untrusted and checked. That is the true spirit of when this nation of "sovereign citizens" was created.

I look forward to future conversations!

Username..
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: jack on July 19, 2007, 08:24:43 pm
we're not opposed to the government

Who do you mean by "we" Kemo Sabe...  :thrbiggrin:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: da gooch on July 19, 2007, 08:49:41 pm
we're not opposed to the government

Who do you mean by "we" Kemo Sabe...  :thrbiggrin:

Welcome to all new members.
Read, contribute, learn, teach, share, enjoy.

Seconded  Jack

I personally feel perfectly capable of making my own statements of opposition or not as I see fit.

Oh and a poll of opinion might also be helpful.
One MIGHT find that there are more folks OPPOSED to Government of any kind and Especially this FedGov here on this forum than Not Opposed.
Anarchists generally don't much care for government of ANY stripe.

AND  ....  Why are we chatting on the intro thread ? ?



Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Shrike on July 19, 2007, 09:40:53 pm
My apologies for putting words in anyone's mouth. I meant no disrespect. I've removed my replies on this matter.
Welcome, new members.

Shrike
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: jack on July 19, 2007, 09:52:49 pm
My apologies for putting words in anyone's mouth. I meant no disrespect. I've removed my replies on this matter.

No apologies needed. Nobody took offense (I hope  :laugh:) You say your things, if somebody disagrees they gonna say theirs. There would be nothing to discuss if there were no difference of oppinions.

And please, please don't remove stuff you posted - it makes matters much more confusing for everybody else. Look what you've done - several posters (yours truely included) look like they're hearing things... LOL
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: da gooch on July 19, 2007, 10:06:52 pm
I took no real offense and meant to give no offense.

Sometimes my opinions/thoughts seem a little gruff. 
Without the "Benefit" (?) of any college level formal education I sometimes come off as too blunt.
Mea Culpa

Please feel welcome and forgive me my "pirate" ways.  :icon_pirat: 
[It comes from working on the ocean for so long I guess   :dontknow: ]

Peace
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Shrike on July 23, 2007, 09:51:49 am
My apologies for putting words in anyone's mouth. I meant no disrespect. I've removed my replies on this matter.

No apologies needed. Nobody took offense (I hope  :laugh:) You say your things, if somebody disagrees they gonna say theirs. There would be nothing to discuss if there were no difference of oppinions.

And please, please don't remove stuff you posted - it makes matters much more confusing for everybody else. Look what you've done - several posters (yours truely included) look like they're hearing things... LOL

Oops. Understood, sorry 'bout that.

Thanks all,

Shrike
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Jiminy on July 24, 2007, 12:07:10 am
Hi.
I'm Jiminy.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: remnar_sody on July 25, 2007, 10:59:23 am
long time listener, first time caller.  oops, this isn't radio.
anyway, i'm Brad. 
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Junker on July 25, 2007, 12:14:55 pm
Jiminy, Brad--


Hoo-rah!

Welcome and enjoy.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Shrike on July 25, 2007, 11:52:46 pm
Welcome, Jiminy and Brad. :occasion14:

Shrike
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: 47 on July 28, 2007, 02:51:08 am
Visiting from SurvivalBlog.com.....moved to N. Idaho last year from a commie state  :angry4: and now know the feeling of REAL Freedom  :thrbiggrin:, my gun safe is now full....  :thrbiggrin: :headbang: :threvil:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Not a TMM member on July 28, 2007, 03:23:08 am
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Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: rktman on July 29, 2007, 08:14:07 am
New member here, good info & discussion.

Rktman in Missouri
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: da gooch on July 29, 2007, 04:20:59 pm
Welcome to all

You MIGHT want to wander on over to this thread :

Where we be ... (https://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=7483.0)

BUT some folks here are "ghosts" and won't be listed.

Suit yourself.......












edit = convert link
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Crickpeace on August 04, 2007, 08:58:41 pm
Hi Everybody!  I'm Crickpeace.  Nice to meet ya!
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Mr. Bill on August 05, 2007, 10:44:44 am
Howdy, Crickpeace!

Probably about time to repost this micro-FAQ, before someone asks:

Q: How come I can't start a new topic?

A: It's an anti-spam thing -- new members can't start topics until after their 5th post.  It also encourages people to look around here a bit, and see if we're already discussing something you wanted to write about.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: sounddoctorin on August 21, 2007, 03:27:11 pm
Hi I'm Bob Weigel.  I was born in East LA but grew up mostly in Corvallis, Oregon.  Graduated from Oregon State there in science Education with most of a BS in Physics also as well as lots of photography work and was always into athletic stuff.  Just played intramural football and basketball mostly.

In '85 I began working for University of Oregon Inst. of Molecular biology; having failed to get a regular teaching job anywhere after my graduation in '83.  I love working with kids.  Adults... tend to have these crazy agenda thingys :-).   I couldn't get past the interview question that would basically ask me if I believed education was the answer to man's problems. hehe.  I'd say "Well...no actually I don't believe that.  I believe sometimes you teach people and they just go build a bigger bomb". 

In other words whether on the net or in person, I think you'll find that I speak what I'm thinking.  I expect others to be honest enough to tell me exactly what it is they disagree with and why.  Unfortunately most in the 'education system' don't know how to do this.  They only have enough social skills to alienate people and talk behind their backs :-)

At U of O I was introduced to the internet in '86 and began posting in various newsgroups there until my famous question "What could I hypothetically give you that might serve as this 'good solid historical evidence for the resurrection'" basically got the entire university removed from outside news for most of a year :-).  Don't bother checking the archives.  Whoever the fellow was removed every mention of me except one cross post to sci.research that had a different address that day as the server had a problem or something.   Hopefully some day the whole archive will be restored and people can view that history that has been censored by someone who apparently had a lot of clout and also cussed at me for 7 pages roughly in a post entitled something like "I spew thee off the usenet".   My my my...so touchy!

Since '88 or so when I reappeared I've probably been one of the most prolific posters on the internet and certainly one of the most replied to :-).  I seldom fail to construct an article that attracts some kind of attention.  I pray that in the process many people have been called to question the things they held as absolute truth which logically, are not.

Meanwhile I've been working for myself since quitting U of O in '93.  I repair and design various audio equipment mostly but work on other stuff sometimes also.  Have done some programming but never made anything on that angle.  Mostly fix up and play old analog synthesizers now which is how I met the person, Roy, who invited me to this group.  Roy thought possibly I might find some kindred spirits here.  Glad to be part of this group.  Blessings, -Bob
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Mr. Dare on August 21, 2007, 09:37:57 pm
Welcome Bob!  :hello:

Quote
In other words whether on the net or in person, I think you'll find that I speak what I'm thinking.  I expect others to be honest enough to tell me exactly what it is they disagree with and why.

LOL, that shouldn't pose a problem here... :laugh:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Lazarus Long on August 22, 2007, 12:06:29 am
Welcome to the board, sounddoctorin'.

LL
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Raffi Paloulian on August 25, 2007, 04:15:42 pm
Been around here awhile...to quote Bob Lee Swagger "I'm just a peckerwood who lives in the woods who owns too many guns". Is it time yet?
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: OLD TIRED RN on August 25, 2007, 09:11:04 pm
Welcome Raffi.  Another new member from Montana.  Something good about that area that seems to just "grow" new members for Claire's place.  Also, I didn't know one could have too many guns?!?  I didn't know that was even possible.  Hope you'll enjoy.

                         All good wishes/respectfully,  RN
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Roy J. Tellason on August 26, 2007, 11:12:24 pm
I dunno,  OTRN,  to me "too much stuff" becomes way too apparent when you gotta move.  Or store it.

A guy I work with told me he has "four big gun safes" full.  Too many?  Darned if I know,  but that strikes me as more than I'm ever likely to accumulate.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Javelin2235 on August 27, 2007, 08:08:01 pm
Greetings and Salutations.

New to this forum, but not to the mindset.

Currently living about 40 minutes north of Tulsa OK.

Originally from Vermont.

Working as a retail assembler in Tulsa to pay the bills.

Thanks to all. Looking forward to reading more before starting my own gulch.

-Jack
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: da gooch on August 27, 2007, 10:55:58 pm
Welcome Jack- Javelin2235

I highly recommend The Freedom Outlaw's Handbook by Claire Wolfe  [Claire's Books]  (http://www.clairewolfe.com/books.html) in case you haven't read it.

And this thread:

Thread 1 (https://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=14742.0)

and this thread:

Thread 2 (https://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=6039.0)

And I am finding this thread  [Thread 3] (https://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=2027.0) very helpful in getting caught up with the rest of the folks here.

IF you're interested this is Where We Be ... (https://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=7483.0)

Oh and I am sometimes too helpful so be warned.   :laugh:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: OLD TIRED RN on August 28, 2007, 12:12:55 am
Welcome, Javelin.  Hope you'll enjoy your stay.  Thanks to our friend Gooch for providing the direction to a newbie for some very good educational reading by pointing out the needed threads to read.  Anyone having not yet read these things needs to get to them as NOBODY has a proper education in freedom reading till they have gone through this information. 

Wishing you and yours all the very best. 

        Respectfully,  RN
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: eyeofliberty on August 29, 2007, 12:05:05 pm
Hi folks,

New guy checking in from Salem, Oregon. I spend a lot of time at GIM forum (Gold is Money: http://www.goldismoney.info) and a little at warrifles.com and survivalblog.com. Also a subscriber to BHM.

I'm hoping to move my family out of the city within 5 years, probably to either SW or NE Oregon. I'm wondering how many others here are currently 'gulching' in either of those areas? Also considering Idaho and Montana. When the time comes, I hope to purchase 20-50 acres.




Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: OLD TIRED RN on August 29, 2007, 01:13:13 pm
Warmest welcome.  Hope you'll enjoy your stay.

                        Respectfully, RN
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Jguy101 on August 29, 2007, 07:59:34 pm
Hi folks,

New guy checking in from Salem, Oregon. I spend a lot of time at GIM forum (Gold is Money: http://www.goldismoney.info) and a little at warrifles.com and survivalblog.com. Also a subscriber to BHM.

I'm hoping to move my family out of the city within 5 years, probably to either SW or NE Oregon. I'm wondering how many others here are currently 'gulching' in either of those areas? Also considering Idaho and Montana. When the time comes, I hope to purchase 20-50 acres.





Welcome from a fellow Salemite.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: OLD TIRED RN on August 29, 2007, 09:07:49 pm
You two folks can have a "meet-up" and never even have to leave town. 

                             Enjoy,  RN
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: eyeofliberty on August 30, 2007, 11:13:49 am
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Welcome from a fellow Salemite.
Quote

Thanks, jguy. How long have you lived in Salem? Do you plan on staying, or are you in transition to a more sparsely populated location anytime in the foreseeable future? If so, where to?
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Jguy101 on August 30, 2007, 01:52:32 pm
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Welcome from a fellow Salemite.
Quote

Thanks, jguy. How long have you lived in Salem? Do you plan on staying, or are you in transition to a more sparsely populated location anytime in the foreseeable future? If so, where to?
I've been here since I was seven, so eight years. I'm probably going to stay here for college - Willamette is supposed to give out great music scholarships, and they have a fencing program too - and I might end up staying in the general area afterwards (the Stayton/Sublimity and Silverton/Mount Angel areas don't look too bad).
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: imho on September 02, 2007, 09:38:29 pm
I feel so ashamed.  Member number 131 and only 66 posts.  But I read alot!

 :shakehead:

imho
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: demonslaer on September 08, 2007, 04:46:43 pm
new member here  hello to all  :wav:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Junker on September 08, 2007, 05:02:05 pm
I feel so ashamed.  Member number 131 and only 66 posts.  But I read alot!

Well, need we comment, imho?


And hi, demonslaer.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Vali on September 11, 2007, 09:55:35 pm
 Hello everyone, I am in the Pacific Northwest.   Waiting for the Revolution.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: ScottBieser on September 19, 2007, 07:38:41 pm
Scott Bieser here. Some of you may know me from Wendy McElroy's forum, or the Free State Wyoming forum, or one of Ernest Hancock's Freedom Summits, or some of the libertarian mailing lists I've been on, or you may have seen some of my political cartoons which have been circulating around the Internet for a few years. You can find most of those, as well as much of my other work, on my online gallery (http://www.scottbieser.com).

These days, I'm spending a great deal of time drawing graphic novels, usually in collaboration with L. Neil Smith. You can find these displayed on-line in their entirety at www.bigheadpress.com . Two of these, an educomic I created with Susan W. Wells and titled "A Drug War Carol," and the graphic novel adaption of L. Neil Smith's The Probability Broach, are also in print form and available for sale from Amazon.Com, Laissez-Faire Books, Bill of Rights Press, or if all else fails, directly from us.

Currently I'm in the final chapters of Roswell, Texas, a sort of alt-history/western/romantic comedy written by L. Neil Smith and Rex F. (Baloo) May. It's being serialized on the Big Head Press website as well, and we plan a printed version to be available by the summer of 2008.

I know it's generally not fashionable to use real names here but I use mine because, as a cartoonist, I am most definitely an Agitator, and my name is an important asset. I can certainly understand those wishing to keep a lower profile, however.

Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: padre29 on September 19, 2007, 08:03:24 pm


welcome to TMM Scott!
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Evil Twin on September 19, 2007, 08:33:03 pm
Welcome aboard, Scott!  I've seen your work on the cover of some of Vin's stuff as well as The Probability Broach graphic novel.  Its good to have folks such as yourself out agitatin'.


ET
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Junker on September 19, 2007, 08:56:24 pm
Me too. Yay Scott!!
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: da gooch on September 19, 2007, 11:08:18 pm

Excellent work Scott.

Welcome
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Roy J. Tellason on September 20, 2007, 02:44:31 am
These days, I'm spending a great deal of time drawing graphic novels, usually in collaboration with L. Neil Smith. You can find these displayed on-line in their entirety at www.bigheadpress.com . Two of these, an educomic I created with Susan W. Wells and titled "A Drug War Carol," and the graphic novel adaption of L. Neil Smith's The Probability Broach, are also in print form and available for sale from Amazon.Com, Laissez-Faire Books, Bill of Rights Press, or if all else fails, directly from us.

This is where I know your name from.  How is Susan,  anyhow?  She was a regular on the TLE mailing list and things got, um,  strange I guess is the best way to put it.  Health issues?

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Currently I'm in the final chapters of Roswell, Texas, a sort of alt-history/western/romantic comedy written by L. Neil Smith and Rex F. (Baloo) May. It's being serialized on the Big Head Press website as well, and we plan a printed version to be available by the summer of 2008.

I've read some of that,  too,  though not lately.  Probably I oughta go back and take a look at what I haven't seen yet.  :-)

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I know it's generally not fashionable to use real names here but I use mine because, as a cartoonist, I am most definitely an Agitator, and my name is an important asset. I can certainly understand those wishing to keep a lower profile, however.

(Shrug)  I use mine,  as some of the rest of us do.  Not a big deal to me either way,  unless an individual is going to use a handle as a place to hide behind while they're being obnoxious.  But I've never cared for handles all that much anyhow.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Bill St. Clair on September 20, 2007, 08:04:12 am
Currently I'm in the final chapters of Roswell, Texas, a sort of alt-history/western/romantic comedy written by L. Neil Smith and Rex F. (Baloo) May. It's being serialized on the Big Head Press website as well, and we plan a printed version to be available by the summer of 2008.

Final chapters? Oh, no. What will I do on Fridays? :)

Welcome to TMM, Scott, from another agitator who uses online the name his mother gave him.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Lenny on September 22, 2007, 08:17:55 am
You have a nice, laid-back forum here. I've posted a few times already, and thought I should say howdy.

I grew up in Connecticut, went to grad school in Syracuse and now live and work as a programmer in Pittsburgh, where I've been for about eleven years now. Most of my life I've been a right-winger, except that I was so confused I thought that right-wingers believed in the free market and living and letting live. Bush II showed me the error of my ways. From rejoicing when he took office in 2001, to believing the WMD rationale and supporting the Iraq invasion, to a gradually awakening horror, I've been driven screaming into the ranks of the market anarchists.

If only there were ranks of us. It's a lonely existence, especially for a recovering right-winger. Banned from all the best right-leaning forums, like FreeRepublic.com, TheHighRoad.org and a couple of fringe fora like WarriorTalk.com, the question for me has been, "Where in the world are the armed citizens devoted to nonaggression?" It seems like the armed people are consistently aggressive, and the nonaggressive people are pacifists, and everyone expects the government to supply either guns or butter. Where are the masses of decent folks willing to defend themselves but unwilling to initiate aggression?

Seems like a pocket of them live right here.

--Len.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: firecop71 on September 22, 2007, 11:17:09 am
Hello all,
just wanted to post an intro.
I am a longtime fan of CW and wanted to find all of her writings that I could.
I am a police officer and a firefighter and a former US Marine.
Above al that  though, I am a freedom loving American.
I am a reformed Republican who now identifies myself as a Libertarian.
I participate in a couple of other forums that have a self defense theme,
so I'll be doing lots more reading than posting here, maybe other than to ask a question.
If anyone recognises my forum name, say hi.
Its the screen name I use at everyplace I post.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Junker on September 22, 2007, 12:24:23 pm
L> I've posted a few times already, and thought I should say howdy.

Good posts at that. Welcome and howdy yourself.

L> as a programmer in Pittsburgh

What do you program & in what, IIMA?

L> a right-winger ... screaming into the ranks of the market anarchists.

Doubly welcome.

L> Seems like a pocket of them live right here.

I've been suspectin' that myse'f. Think it be contagious? :-)
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: da gooch on September 22, 2007, 12:43:34 pm

L> Seems like a pocket of them live right here.

I've been suspectin' that myse'f. Think it be contagious? :-)


We can Hope.

Welcome Lenny and firecop71.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Junker on September 22, 2007, 01:25:59 pm
Thank you, Gooch. Twixt comin' and goin' I'd not want to forget our freedom-loving marine.

Thus, welcome 'course to you too firecop71. May you enjoy the view here.

And Semper Fi, even though I'm just a simple ground pounder of old.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: firecop71 on September 22, 2007, 05:00:43 pm
Thanks for the welcomes guys. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: gypsymom on September 23, 2007, 02:09:31 am
Hello out there.  I started off in the Gulching forum until I found this.  I'm from Oregon.  And Utah, and Washington, and.........  well, I've been looking for like-minded souls like many of you.  Glad I found this.  It's nice to have a little interaction now and then.  Looking forward to continued good reads. 
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: coloradohermit on September 23, 2007, 07:31:14 am
Welcome gypsymom. There's a huge amount of wonderful info and great people here and it sounds like you'll fit right in.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: canaan on September 23, 2007, 06:36:51 pm

I am a police officer and a firefighter and a former US Marine.
Above al that  though, I am a freedom loving American.
I am a reformed Republican who now identifies myself as a Libertarian.


Welcome Firecop 71 ~ and Semper Fi !

seems like we have enough jarheads here to really do some solid constitution defending.

By chance did you make it to Camp Perry this summer?

Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: firecop71 on September 23, 2007, 07:39:53 pm
Welcome Firecop 71 ~ and Semper Fi !

seems like we have enough jarheads here to really do some solid constitution defending.

By chance did you make it to Camp Perry this summer?

Hey, thanks for the welcome fellow Marine.
Thats good to hear,..... that there are other Marines here.
Like to see other vets involved in freedom issues.
No, I didnt make it to Perry.
How was it ??
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: canaan on September 23, 2007, 08:01:47 pm
Camp Perry was

Hot
Humbling
but it felt GOOD to be on base again - even if it was army

I was walking toward the parking lot and ran into a DI, I damn near snapped to attention. And that's after 30 years in the outside world.  Must have been in the kool-aid.

Wife had her first time shooting an M-16. *pout* she outshot me.  I'd best behave with her.

Fun working the pits again.

It was amazing to 'see' some of these guys work from 1000 yards.

Next year we will do both rifle and pistol.
We will also practice a lot between now and then. Hope you have the opportunity to join us. This year I hooked up with a couple friends from the Wyoming Free State boards. Yup, all us Ohioans looking west with longing.


~~
You're a recovering Republican. Frankly, I had just about given up on the 'system' then I became acquainted with Ron Paul.  If you haven't already, check him out. Like a breath of fresh air.

Downside, someone will probably cap him if he wins.

I don't know if you were lurking around when Claire Wolfe was the forum. If not, I urge you to check her writings. There is hope!


Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: gypsymom on September 24, 2007, 02:55:55 am
  To coloradohermit, gooch and kirgit07 - Thanks for the welcome.  I'm looking forward to checking out all these great posts.  My main interests are self-sufficiency or 'gulching' as you all call it.  While I don't have a lot of 'stock' prepared, I'm working on it.  I do have enough camping gear to go just about anywhere.  Our little family has been turned upside down and dumped out the last couple of years.  A lot of changes are in the mix.  Do not want to freak my kids out just yet, so they know I'm just looking for vacation property.  We're a little familiar with emergency preparedness as we lived in Utah for several years.  O.K. I've got more reading to do, catch y'all later. 

gypsymom  :mellow:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on September 24, 2007, 03:12:00 am
Welcome all who have recently introduced yourselves. I'd list you all, but I don't know how far back to go. Well, anyway, gypsymom (you now have 5 posts, you can start threads.  :thumbsup:), firecop71, Lenny and Scott (I loved and passed around "A Drug War Carol").

 :icon_pirat: RD
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: firecop71 on September 24, 2007, 11:31:52 am
Camp Perry was

Hot
Humbling
but it felt GOOD to be on base again - even if it was army

I was walking toward the parking lot and ran into a DI, I damn near snapped to attention. And that's after 30 years in the outside world.  Must have been in the kool-aid.

Wife had her first time shooting an M-16. *pout* she outshot me.  I'd best behave with her.

Fun working the pits again.

It was amazing to 'see' some of these guys work from 1000 yards.

Next year we will do both rifle and pistol.
We will also practice a lot between now and then. Hope you have the opportunity to join us. This year I hooked up with a couple friends from the Wyoming Free State boards. Yup, all us Ohioans looking west with longing.


~~
You're a recovering Republican. Frankly, I had just about given up on the 'system' then I became acquainted with Ron Paul.  If you haven't already, check him out. Like a breath of fresh air.

Downside, someone will probably cap him if he wins.

I don't know if you were lurking around when Claire Wolfe was the forum. If not, I urge you to check her writings. There is hope!




Perry sounds like good times !!!!
if you ever get a chance to go to TDI Ohio, dont pass it up.
Top notch shooting instruction. Their ECQ was trendsetting.
I am a Ron Paul supporter, its just disheartening knowing he doesnt stand a chance against the machine.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: canaan on September 24, 2007, 07:02:18 pm
TDI is on our list of things to do.

We did have a very cool class with Dave Spaulding this summer.

Can Ron Paul win....possibly, it's really up to each of us.

Will Ron Paul have enough power to put through  the changes he has in mind...  unlikely in the extreme, lots of power people against him.

If he does manage to make the changes, will he survive it ......   doubtful, there's an Oswald out there somewhere I'm sure.

If he does survive, and his/our constitutional dream comes true, are the American People ready for freedom/responsibility....... absolutely not.

scary that..
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: MTB on September 26, 2007, 03:13:01 am
Hi, All,

I am not really new here, just coming back, having started posting back in July  '04 or so. I was kicked out by Claire & Co. in June '05, with a total of about 125 posts, for advocating self defense against government goons and the overthrow of all governments. I guess that was a crime against the state and would put the board owners in danger of being snagged by those same gov. goons.

I have posted only twice since: to update my PGP key in the keys thread and to say goodbye to Bark and express my appreciation for his work and my benefits from it.

In the meantime I have kept on reading the forums and PMed with other members, some of whom have seen fit to post my maunderings on subjects such as physics, encryption and shooting in posts of their own, quoting me as both Speaker and Pliny the Elder.

Now that the forum has been bought by Elias and The Mental Militia / The Jefferson River Coalition, he has invited me to return. I hope that I may again be able to make some positive contributions to the discourse here. {Or if that's too high-falutin', then at least some comic relief! Geeze, he do go on, don't he? Alter Ego}


Thank you, Elias!
It's good to come home.

===============================
Re stuff I will try not to do here anymore, least I get my ass kicked up betwixt my shoulder-blades again:

Back then, I advocated many illegal, immoral, fattening and undoubtedly evil things, such as self defense, political freedom from all forms of government, barratry, over-time parking and other sins against the Holy State.

Amen.

I make no apology for being an anarcho-capitalist, advocating freedom from government or inventing fifth-generation war strategy (5GW). However, I do not want to get my friends here in hot water {except, perhaps, in cold weather... cackle, cackle, snort! Alter Ego} [And just certain ones. . . Chortle, chortle! The Masked Haranguer] so I will confine my advocacy of such practical and military matters to other venues, such as The Libertarian Enterprise < www.ncc-1776.org > where the editor and publisher (Ken Holder and L. Neil Smith) do not mind my rabble rousing and sedition. {Oh, the sorrow and the pity of it all... A. E.}

So!
Right, then.
If anyone wants to read my stuff or correspond on those subjects lets keep it off of this forum. Don't even use the PM feature. Read TLE and use e-mail to protect the not-so-guilty ones here.

All my TLE articles (except in the current week's issue) are available at < http://www.ncc-1776.org/archive.html >

A three-part series on the new free-market space program:

    “SpaceShipOne, GovernmentZero!” in issue 277 (It made the Editor cry. Sheesh!)

    “SpaceShipTWO, GovernmentZero!” in issue 291 with a picture of the space ship in the background and your humble correspondent in the foreground.

    “SpaceShipWON, GovernmentZero!” in issue 292 with 1 picture on the cover and 3 in the article. All photography in the series is by Cat Parsons.

On the historical cusp and how we (the Ethnic Americans, the heirs to the 18th. century Franco/Scottish Enlightenment [And NO, you racist blitherer, it doesn't matter what our skin color or ancestral background may be! SO THERE!!! T. M. H.] might win the present civil war in America (among other stuff, like economics and pistol shooting):

“Election and Revolution” in issue 295

“Fixing the Tiger” in issue 298

“The Solipsist Fallacy? Wazzat?” in issue 299

“Cold Shutdown and Don't Re-Start!” in issue 336

“Teaching the ZAP to the 4GW Crowd” in issue 345

“Why do They Hate America?” in issue 351 With a letter to the Editor in that issue.

“Home of the Slave?” in issue 362

“The Semantics of Death” in issue 364

“Isosceles and Physics and Weaver, Oh My!” in issue 382

"Some Thoughts on Government Vs. Free-Market Police Services" in issue 436


In addition to apologizing for all of my general evilness (all that anarchism, barratry and over-time parking stuff) I must also apologize, at two removed, for Alter Ego and The Masked Haranguer. I try to keep them locked-up, but it does not always seem to work. I must check the hair-pin inventory again. . .  How in tarnation they get into my computer after I compose these posts and articles I just can't fathom. . .

So!
Right, then.

All the Best,

Speaker
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: iloilo on September 26, 2007, 10:02:33 am
Welcome back Speaker.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: firecop71 on September 26, 2007, 12:53:17 pm
TDI is on our list of things to do.

We did have a very cool class with Dave Spaulding this summer.

Can Ron Paul win....possibly, it's really up to each of us.

Will Ron Paul have enough power to put through  the changes he has in mind...  unlikely in the extreme, lots of power people against him.

If he does manage to make the changes, will he survive it ......   doubtful, there's an Oswald out there somewhere I'm sure.

If he does survive, and his/our constitutional dream comes true, are the American People ready for freedom/responsibility....... absolutely not.

scary that..


Dave Spaulding is definitely top notch.
Hope to get out his way one day soon.
I know what you mean about folks not being ready for "freedom"
Too much work.....
BTW, I get the impression, that CW doesnt post here anymore.
Is that the case ???
This forum was linked from her blog, but one of the posts in this forum seems to indicate that she doesnt participate here any longer ???
I hope she is still here, her writings have had a huge influence on me, over the last few years.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Junker on September 26, 2007, 02:01:54 pm
Welcome back Speaker.

Yup, good to see you here. And thanks for the listing of your other writings.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: da gooch on September 26, 2007, 11:44:49 pm

How Do Speaker,

You and I prolly won't get along  MUCH .  :rolleyes:
So ...  Dark Rum or Whiskey ?
I'm Dark Rum.

I'll spend some time over at TLE getting caught up.

Welcome Back


Firecop

CW is still hanging out but she has taken up the challenge and mantle of plain person and hermit-in-training.

Of course how someone can be a hermit with a veritable wolf pack living in the Cabin Sweet Cabin is one of the fine points I must have missed in "Hermit or Not, Life's Challenges 101".
One thing about having 'leventy-two dogs running around is ..... it's danged hard to be lonely.

I do miss my good buddy Speckles.  gone now thirty years.  He had me trained pretty well there for a while .......
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: MTB on September 29, 2007, 09:55:58 pm
Thank you feralfae!

You are a Lady and a scholar.


Hail, Gooch,

Thanks for the welcome, if conditional, some, etc.

Whiskey, especially if it is Irish and included with heavy cream, cocoa and cocoanut, with a "Bailey's" label on it.

It's OK if we don't get along all that much. I'll just sick my kitty-cat on ya! Fierce, she is; and I have the scars and scabs to prove it!  :rolleyes:


I did not include my old web site at < www.usrepeals.org > as it is just that: old. Sort of a fossil site, as I could not find anyone in California with the guts and other qualifications to help get out the work. Perhaps there are some people in Montana or similar regions who have some intestinal fortitude and talent.


All the Best,

Speaker
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on September 29, 2007, 10:33:41 pm
Hi, All,

I am not really new here, just coming back,
...

Welcome back Speaker (and Alter Ego and The Masked Haranguer) Due to the change in ownership, you can promote over-time parking here to the level of your heart's desire.

An aside. Were you recently on Michael Badnarik's radio talk show, Lighting the Fires of Liberty? I didn't catch the name, and could ease you the trouble of answering this by listening to the archive of the show on Fri., September 21, 2007, but I'm now listening to Coast to Coast AM. Barry Hess was the co-host that night, the 5th in Michael's '"I fought the IRS" Week' series. At the outset of the show there was a caller who had been involved with the Spacehsip One, Government Zero sign, etc. He said he was the only one who had his pic taken with the Spaceship (or something like that).

Anyhooooooo, once again, welcome back. I'm a little dazed and confused on what the current policy is re. 5GW. I certainly don't see where explanations of same are out of the boundaries of allowable postings. However, encouraging members here to participate would be. If any of the admins who have a better understanding than what I do can correct me, feel free. I remember your postings "way back when" and was frankly a bit confused. I don't remember you ever advocating members here participate. But, as usual with this addled pate, I could be remembering my own perception of reality.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: FREE RIDER on September 30, 2007, 10:48:11 pm
Hi , Ya all

I'm a newbee. Glad to have found this forum. Like to converse with like minds.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: alprhank on October 05, 2007, 09:59:38 pm
Hi folks.  I'm what you'd call a newbie too.  Sent here through various searches and some friends who told me to check it out.  I have been reading the posts and it seems like a year-long job sometimes :)  I know about the infighting among various egos but I don't want any part of it.  I hope to learn, share, and maybe even make some friends.  There are so many boards out there it's hard to keep track but so far most of you have shown grace, tact, and conviction with a little confidence thrown in.  We're in some wild times so maybe I can offer something along the ways.  Buzz, buzz, the new bee is flying around thanking you in advance.  No stingers either. :)

Well, short and sweet, thanks again from alprhank.

Liberty never sleeps.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: iloilo on October 05, 2007, 10:04:37 pm
Welcome FREE RIDER!

Welcome alprhank!

Very happy to have you here!

Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: alprhank on October 05, 2007, 10:11:49 pm
Thank you kindly feralfae.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Junker on October 06, 2007, 12:58:51 pm
FREERIDER, hi and welcome. Enjoy riding free and in the wind.

And Alprhank, such eloquence calls for more than a simple "hi and welcome" although that is my central thought. Your comments show you've already made good progress in looking at our history. I did the same when I first got here-- front to back-- but there was so much less to read back then. Still, it was eye opening to go through the queues. In any case then, well come and well met.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: jai_mann on October 06, 2007, 04:29:24 pm
Hello all. I'm a newbie here. I just read about "The Claire file" forums in Patriots: Surviving the upcoming collapse. Needless to say a quick google search led me here. I've got some reading to do on here to get caught up on the miscellaneous topics. Hopefully I can find some like minded people in the northern California area. I moved out here about 2.5yrs ago from the East Coast. Having physical interactions with like minded people can't be replaced by the internet but it'll have to do for now :).

Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: prometheus on October 06, 2007, 08:42:24 pm
Hello my name is prometheus and I just got done doing a bunch of deep cleaning.  I like boobies and pictures of them.  Have been described as having a serious problem with authoritay.

How's this for a clean start.

Did I mention I have an actual gulch, am an anarchist, and a member of the CPC (yea, a little wierd for a born again nOOb)?

Modify to add:  linky (http://www.getyourhandsdirty.net/publicsquare/index.php?topic=672.0)
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: iloilo on October 07, 2007, 01:08:23 pm
Well, yes, I am getting ready to ban the ad guy mo77us. I want to clear it with another moderator first, though.  Thank you for the heads up, gooch.

But mostly, I wanted to stop here and post a most sincere welcome back to prometheus, one guy I know who walks the walk in a very clearly-defined fashion.  May your gulch always be as beautiful and happy as I remember, and I do hope to get over there again soon.  I am looking forward to seeing the progress up in the gulch.   :laugh:

Welcome back, and hello to that wonderful family of yours and all the other gulchers over your way.    ^_^ :wub:

*edited to correct glaring spelling error.

Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: prometheus on October 07, 2007, 06:43:41 pm

But mostly, I wanted to stop here and post a most sincere welcome back to prometheus, one guy I know who walks the walk in a very clearly-defined fashion.  May your gulch always be as beautiful and happy as I remember, and I do hope to get over there again soon.  I am looking forward to seeing the progress up in the gulch.   :laugh:

Welcome back, and hello to that wonderful family of yours and all the other gulchers over your way.    ^_^ :wub:

*edited to correct glaring spelling error.



Thanks Feralfae.  I'll pass the warm wishes around.  We also hope you come back soon.  [hugs]
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Rifleman14 on October 07, 2007, 08:32:58 pm
Hi from central Virginia.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Elias Alias on October 08, 2007, 12:31:26 am
Hi from central Virginia.

Hey, Rifleman14 - welcome aboard. Thank you for signing on. I hope you enjoy your visits with us. We can always use another good rifleman, eh? :)

Salute!
Elias
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: LAKSupply.com on October 08, 2007, 10:08:39 pm
Nooob here!  :ph34r:

Just checking in as is customary on most BB's I hang out on. Interesting board you have here......
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: iloilo on October 08, 2007, 10:28:40 pm
Welcome LAK,
Glad to see you here, look forward to your posts.
ff
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: LAKSupply.com on October 08, 2007, 10:31:54 pm
Welcome LAK,
Glad to see you here, look forward to your posts.
ff

Thanks for the welcome! It's always nice to stumble across a good resource....... I like the looks of the place.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: iloilo on October 08, 2007, 10:41:22 pm
The ff gently curtseys, thank you, we try to keep the place nice and shiny.
 ^_^ :laugh:

(I just realized that firefly can also be shortened to ff.  I am not slow, really.)

The the ff flits off, giving her wings a tiny flick as she executes a remarkable dragonfly turn and darts into the junipers.

(We do try to keep the place polished up and the conversation revolutionary and evolutionary.)
(And sometimes silly: the Twinkie Thread is a rite of passage, after you've been here a while.

Welcome!
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Optimus on October 12, 2007, 11:43:28 pm
Hi. Just signed up here. Been on the latoc forum for quite a while. Live in port st lucie, florida. I have gotten many informative websites and info from that forum and hope to do so here. I have stockpiled a lot of food, am in to procuring pm's and other forms of tangible goods, am practising on my sun oven, researching a good gun to buy, drooling over homesteads for sale up north (want to move out of florida), and working my ass off while I still can. I put about 3000 to 5000 miles a month on my van driving around florida doing contract work at hospitals, everywhere but the panhandle. By the way, whats a "gulch"?
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: padre29 on October 12, 2007, 11:56:38 pm


Welcome aboard Optimus, hope you enjoy the experience.

Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Mr. Bill on October 13, 2007, 09:34:36 am
Howdy, Optimus!

By the way, whats a "gulch"?

From our very own Wiki: Gulch (http://thementalmilitia.com/wiki/Gulch)

A definition by Mary Lou Seymour and Claire Wolfe: What is gulching? (http://www.libertymls.com/gulch/what.html)

And a long thread on this forum: Gulching / Definition on Gulching ??? (http://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=9045.0)
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Gypsy on October 14, 2007, 09:11:50 am
Hey Everyone, I've been "lurking" at TCF for awhile now and figured it's time to do something. Been a "Ghost" for a long time. So here I am.

(I'm a tech illiterate.)
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Mr. Bill on October 14, 2007, 10:17:45 am
Greetings, Gypsy!
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: KYPowerlifter on October 15, 2007, 12:23:31 am
Hello Everyone:

Glad to be here, there appears to be some really good info to peruse  :mellow:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Defuz on October 15, 2007, 09:49:38 pm
New member. Happy beyond belief to to find a place with so much info and like-minded folks to chat with and compare notes. Hope to be a contributor to the boards and see you all often.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Nighthunter264WinM on October 25, 2007, 06:40:59 pm
Hi,
  I am new to this board and am interested in gleaning as much information as I can from this terrific site.  I live in the Houston, Texas area and was raised to be a patriot of this great Country, and to recognize propaganda for what it is.  I have an extremely broad base of craftmanship abilities, as well as being an EMT, a gunsmith, and a former martial arts instructor of 20+ years.  I handload precision ammunition and build precision custom long distance rifles as a hobby.  I enjoy long distance rifle hunting, bow hunting, fishing, writing, playing and recording music, and really too many other hobbies to list.
  I look forward to getting to know you all and to hopefully being able to contribute when I am able.   
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: iloilo on October 25, 2007, 06:58:52 pm
Welcome.  Enjoy.  Share. Comment.
Just do not eat all the Twinkies.   :laugh:

No, seriously, glad to see you here, but also seriously, sometime, you will be given a test about the Twinkie thread.
Target practice is helpful in preparing for the test.   :laugh:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Dare2BFree on October 25, 2007, 06:59:18 pm
Welcome Nighthunter!  Mr. Dare and I enjoy playing and recording also.  Do you have a home studio?
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Nighthunter264WinM on October 25, 2007, 07:03:27 pm
I have a home studio but haven't had time to use it in quite awhile.  I started out with analog equipment and then went digital.  Are you guys in Texas??
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Nighthunter264WinM on October 25, 2007, 07:05:22 pm
Don't know what to make of the twinkie remark, but I suppose I will eventually find out...;-)
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Dare2BFree on October 25, 2007, 07:17:00 pm
I have a home studio but haven't had time to use it in quite awhile.  I started out with analog equipment and then went digital.  Are you guys in Texas??

No, we're in NC... just went digital.  He's being dragged into the new digital age kicking and screaming  :)  But still has his adat - althrough it needs to be repaired right now.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: da gooch on October 25, 2007, 07:35:55 pm
Nighthunter264WinM

Do not be led astray by those sacrilegious twinkie eaters.   :ph34r:
Every good survivor already knows of the long and glorious history of one true survival food The Noble FruitCake.

Ahem ...

It's all Black Humor. [Especially when you forget to set the oven timer  :rolleyes: ]
When we get to be a little too bummed about the damage the Goons in Wash. DC are doing to our Constitution and Bill of Rights
some of us resort to ahem ... a little fabrication of fact type exercise, sort of thing, what-cha-ma-call-it.

That Twinkie thing is a tool to threaten n00bs with ... [I'll make you read the whole thing ...]
while the thread on the Glorious FruitCake is an honest effort to help our kith and kin survive the coming avalanche of twinkies poo that is threatening to come down on us all If ole GW doesn't back off.

Tinny rate .... Welcome
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: iloilo on October 25, 2007, 07:44:07 pm
Actually, the Twinkie thread is where we go to smile when other considerations cause us to sigh.

Welcome.

I hope you will both learn and teach a lot while on this forum.
ff
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Nighthunter264WinM on October 25, 2007, 08:20:31 pm
  I appreciate the explanation regarding the twinkies!  I agree that our present administration has blessed us with a disheartening outlook on a daily basis.  It doesn't take a rocket scientist to understand that both Russia and China are allies with Iran and more particularly, their oil.  It also doesn't require much imagination to believe that both are quite capable of pissing in our cornflakes; anytime they are so inclined.  Bearing this in mind, I have begun to make preparations for myself and my family.  I just hope I have enough time to acquire the necessities before the fireworks begin.
  I've already decided that with my current financial situation and the potential time frame, I may not be able to amass large quantities of barter goods.  I have also realized that 140 gr. of copper at 3000 fps can oftentimes be more valuable than an ounce of gold anyway! 
  I look forward to meeting each and every one of you; who are patriots and survivalists.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: HILJAC on October 28, 2007, 08:31:47 pm
HOWDY FOLKS,
HILJAK HERE IN TN. I'M A SELF EMPL. CONTRACTOR FROM W.VA. HENCE=HILLBILLY/JACKLEG CARPENTER :huh:
ANOTHER 'PREPER' AND CONSTITUTIONAL PATRIOT TRYING TO GAIN INFO AND GOODS TO FEED MY 'PREPER'
HABIT, OH AND TO HELP MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS. p.s.I HATE TYPING SO I'LL USUALLY BE VERY BRIEF.
THANKS AND AGAIN 'HI YA'LL'.

Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Maestro on November 03, 2007, 10:00:14 am
Finally, an open discussion board where I don't have to cut down idiots to size with a machete.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Junker on November 03, 2007, 10:18:02 am
Welcome, Mæstro. Enjoy our lovely home.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Stubs on November 07, 2007, 03:50:32 pm
Hows it going everyone, new member here.  On a local Vol. Fire Dept, also a CERT Team member,  live in a small town in Kansas,  most of my preps have begun with BOB's and BOV's, now im begining the Stationary side of things, (just bought a house).  Hope to pickup alot of information from you guys and gals, thanks
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Mr. Bill on November 07, 2007, 08:24:54 pm
Greetings, Stubs.  My wife grew up in a small town in Kansas (Ottawa -- well, it used to be a small town).  Welcome aboard!
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: jaded on November 24, 2007, 12:16:36 pm
Another new member here.  Not new to the idea of prepping and survival skills, so hopefully I can provide some helpful input to the board, as well as being a good student of those with greater skills.

I'll spend a chunk of time searching the archives to get a feel for the board and previous answers to my questions.

Hope to get to know many of you soon.

Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Dare2BFree on November 24, 2007, 12:20:52 pm
Welcome jaded and all other newcomers!                  :hello:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: iloilo on November 24, 2007, 01:26:22 pm
Welcome to you all!
Glad you are here, looking forward to sharing ideas with you.
ff
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: underhill on November 25, 2007, 01:52:46 pm
Hi,

I go by the name Underhill, I'm located in So Kalif.

I do some ham radio, some voice, mostly digital modes, I'm working on regaining my CW skills.

Trying to learn computers and networking, trying to learn more about Linux, currently a winblowsXP user fwiw.

I am a solar power hobbiest, I run a 'micro' system (I can generate about 150W of power right now) it's an interest, if I could afford more, I would run full tilt, then I wouldn't be a hobbiest.

I also practice a bit of primitive skills, ala Wilderness Way.

Thanks for being here

Underhill
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: da gooch on November 25, 2007, 03:34:49 pm

Ah Ha !   Yet another Wilderness Way fan.

Welcome Underhill.

Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Junker on November 25, 2007, 05:28:47 pm
Welcome all & sundry- learn, help, and #1, enjoy!


Mr. Underhill,

It's obvious, but - Gulching/Self-Sufficiency & Open Source Tech Gulch - Ham, nets, computers, survival

Enjoy!
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: EwB on November 26, 2007, 12:50:52 pm
New member here,
Located in NC, I do computers and networking as a wage slave,  trying to finesse my way out of that over time.
Hobbies, past/future incarnations,  and interests:  music, electronics, physics, chemistry, woodworking, plumbing, alternate energy systems, main stream energy systems (earth prime), esoteric systems, audio/video distribution and editing systems, RF systems, industrial controls, pneumatics, hydraulics, machining, forging, gardening, alternative and mainstream homebuilding, and other stuff that I can't think of right know.
Me, Wife and the kiddos would like to move towards a more self sufficient lifestyle.  Think that a move is in order at some near juncture. 

So greetings everyone!  And thanks for all the fish!

EwB
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Myrkul on November 26, 2007, 12:57:49 pm
Welcome, EwB... Looks like you'll fit right in. Enjoy!
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Junker on November 26, 2007, 02:20:15 pm
Welcome, EwB... Looks like you'll fit right in. Enjoy!

No kiddin' - ...computers and networking as a wage slave, ... music, electronics, physics, chemistry, woodworking, plumbing, alternate energy systems, main stream energy systems (earth prime), esoteric systems, audio/video distribution and editing systems, RF systems, industrial controls, pneumatics, hydraulics, machining, forging, gardening, alternative and mainstream homebuilding, and other stuff ... like to move towards a more self sufficient lifestyle.  Think that a move is in order at some near juncture. 

Wow, EwB, have we got threads for you, for both reading *and* posting!

And as Myrkul, welcome and enjoy.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: EwB on November 26, 2007, 03:06:50 pm
Yep, that is why I got off of the stump, and joined up.  Can't lurk forever.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Dare2BFree on November 26, 2007, 04:03:46 pm
EwB - welcome fellow NCer and Dr. Who fan!
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: EwB on November 27, 2007, 11:45:01 am
Hey everyone, thanks for warm welcome.  How many NCers are around here anyway?
I may post a question that has already "been there/done that" so point me to the thread and I will
educate myself.  I am still reviewing the forums and links, so there is much to ponder.
Are you pondering what I'm pondering?


EwB

Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: da gooch on November 27, 2007, 01:37:01 pm

Welcome EwB

Try this link (https://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=7483.0) for the "How many NCers are around here anyway?" question.

Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Junker on November 27, 2007, 02:12:50 pm
Where we be, Post #1 (http://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=7483.msg30761#msg30761) is regularly updated.


Listing those 189 people volunteering the info for

SOUTH: 45
- Upper (VA, KY, TN, NC, SC): 25
- Lower (FL, GA, AL, LA, MS, AR): 20

NORTHEAST: 25
- New England (VT, NH, ME, CT, RI, MA): 13
- Mid Atlantic (NY, PA, MD, DE, NJ, WV): 12

MIDWEST: 35
- East Side (OH, IN, IL, WI, MI): 22
- West Side (MN, OK, KS, NE, IA, MO): 13

WEST: 47
- Southwest (TX, NM, AZ, NV, UT): 25
- High Country (CO, SD, ND, MT, WY, ID): 22

LEFT COAST: 29
- Continental (CA, OR, WA): 28
- Outback (AK, HI): 1

OUTSIDE - 5
OTHER - 1
MOBILE - 2

Total - 189
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: EwB on November 28, 2007, 09:35:21 am
 Posted by: Junker:
   Where we be, Post #1 is regularly updated.

Well now, if it had been a snake, it would have bit me..... ^_^
Thanks!



Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Junker on November 28, 2007, 10:30:32 am
Yup. (I saw you had already added yer own:-) You just needed to go in the front door.
Always happy to assist when I can. Sometime there are threads "pinned" to the top
of a discussion area. It most always pays to spend some time on those threads. And
also note the [wiki]Wolfekipedia[/wiki]. It is a Wiki, a place for joint development of
net pages-- general info, reference material, or any person projects are welcome as
well. It remains linked in the upper, right corner of the main page.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Les Apt on December 01, 2007, 01:47:50 am
Howdy,  I'm here to learn and share concerns, thoughts and ideas with folks that know more than I.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Myrkul on December 01, 2007, 02:20:14 am
What a co-incidence... So are we! ;)

Welcome, Les. hope you enjoy our little handbasket... W'll try to make the ride as smooth as possible. :)
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Les Apt on December 01, 2007, 09:33:15 am
What a co-incidence... So are we! ;)

Welcome, Les. hope you enjoy our little handbasket... W'll try to make the ride as smooth as possible. :)

Thanks Myrkul,  it's and honor to be here among like minds.

I am wondering about Weather Modification.  Treaties with Russia to melt the arctic poles.  Does anyone know about POLEX or AIDJEX?  Thanks
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Roy J. Tellason on December 01, 2007, 02:10:29 pm
Just a quick comment -- I think that the folks I see who are new that are talking about going through and reading the old threads are making a *very* good move!  That's what I did when I first joined up,  and although it's admittedly gonna be harder now than it was back then,  it's still the best way to get a feel for what this place is all about,  and who's who,  etc.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: da gooch on December 01, 2007, 02:48:32 pm
Yup. (I saw you had already added yer own:-) You just needed to go in the front door.
Always happy to assist when I can. Sometime there are threads "pinned" to the top
of a discussion area. It most always pays to spend some time on those threads.
And
also note the [wiki]Wolfekipedia[/wiki]. It is a Wiki, a place for joint development of
net pages-- general info, reference material, or any person projects are welcome as
well. It remains linked in the upper, right corner of the main page.
bold emphasis mine

This bears repeating IMHO

As does this ......

Just a quick comment -- I think that the folks I see who are new that are talking about going through and reading the old threads are making a *very* good move!  That's what I did when I first joined up,  and although it's admittedly gonna be harder now than it was back then,  it's still the best way to get a feel for what this place is all about,  and who's who,  etc.

bold emphasis mine

Lots of history here.

Take the time .... It is well worth it.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: EwB on December 01, 2007, 09:47:56 pm
Yup. (I saw you had already added yer own:-) You just needed to go in the front door.
Always happy to assist when I can. Sometime there are threads "pinned" to the top
of a discussion area. It most always pays to spend some time on those threads.
And
also note the [wiki]Wolfekipedia[/wiki]. It is a Wiki, a place for joint development of
net pages-- general info, reference material, or any person projects are welcome as
well. It remains linked in the upper, right corner of the main page.
bold emphasis mine

This bears repeating IMHO

As does this ......

Just a quick comment -- I think that the folks I see who are new that are talking about going through and reading the old threads are making a *very* good move! That's what I did when I first joined up, and although it's admittedly gonna be harder now than it was back then, it's still the best way to get a feel for what this place is all about, and who's who, etc.

bold emphasis mine

Lots of history here.

Take the time .... It is well worth it.


Yup, what I should have done from the get-go and you're right, there is a lot of material here now.  Reading through it all does give a better feel for the folks on board and what they are about.  I wonder if there would be a way to get a zipped archive of the board to view offline?  Could save some folks some bandwidth on trying to catchup...sort of a mental militia in a box.
I read through all of the Claire files, trying to work through the wiki, it has been great.  The hardest part is working through the past posts while being current on the "here and now" posts. 

I will say, I am glad to have found you all.

EwB
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: da gooch on December 02, 2007, 06:15:58 pm

Zipped archives ?

I like it. It does make a lot of sense BUT it MIGHT also cause concern for some.
Several of our members are writers by profession. [Don't let them try to tell you different ....]

Not me tho' .... I couldn't write my way out of a paper  b....   {ouff - whack- rustle- rustle- whack- ri-i-ip- ouff- rustle }
 ahem ....  would you mind lifting this bag off'n my head ?  I can't seem to find the .... {ouff- whack- rustle }  ahem .....

Ah ....  That's better.  Now where were we ?

I haven't heard of any zipped archives and there was a Big Brou-Ha-Ha over the "Right" to reproduce peoples posts here so I'm not certain what the NEW policy is on that sort of thing.

If it is possible This (http://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=15336.3) is the guy to talk to about such a project.

You might want to bring it up with our own PTB. AKA Le Mods.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: EwB on December 02, 2007, 08:39:51 pm

Zipped archives ?

I like it. It does make a lot of sense BUT it MIGHT also cause concern for some.
Several of our members are writers by profession. [Don't let them try to tell you different ....]

Not me tho' .... I couldn't write my way out of a paper b.... {ouff - whack- rustle- rustle- whack- ri-i-ip- ouff- rustle }
 ahem .... would you mind lifting this bag off'n my head ? I can't seem to find the .... {ouff- whack- rustle } ahem .....

Ah .... That's better. Now where were we ?

I haven't heard of any zipped archives and there was a Big Brou-Ha-Ha over the "Right" to reproduce peoples posts here so I'm not certain what the NEW policy is on that sort of thing.

If it is possible This (http://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=15336.3) is the guy to talk to about such a project.

You might want to bring it up with our own PTB. AKA Le Mods.


I remember reading the thread where the right to reproduce content was brought up.  It is an important issue is this forum were to be reproduced in a different format. 

I am sure that some sort of GPL, BSD, copyleft, EULA from heck (not as bad as a Micro$oft one) agreement could be inserted into the archive that could put folks at ease.  You know, the right to view but not the right to reproduce  ( shouldn't that be the rule for most of the TV audience?).  IANAL, but it should be fairly straight forward.....after all, it has been published after sorts already.

Maybe, just make us sign in blood while standing in a pentagram of TWINKIES (the golden delisous cakes, not the alternate gender kind, no offense) that I/we will not use in a manner that the author/artist (not PRINCE, or ~^~ ) does not authorize.

But, there are quite a few folks whole have created content here and I certainly do appreciate it.  I hope to be able to add some value by my presence. 

BTW is there an RSS feed of the forum? 

EwB






Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Bill St. Clair on December 03, 2007, 05:45:49 am
BTW is there an RSS feed of the forum? 

5 most recent posts: https://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?type=rss2;action=.xml
20 most recent posts: https://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?type=rss2;action=.xml;limit=20
20 most recent posts from the General Discussion board: https://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?type=rss2;action=.xml;limit=20;board=17.0
20 most recent posts from General Discussion and Bulletin Board: https://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?type=rss2;action=.xml;limit=20;boards=16.0,17.0

More options at http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=25009.0 . Not all of them work in our (old) version of the forum software.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: rfarmerpaul on December 08, 2007, 04:29:45 pm
rfarmerpaul here for my first post. I found this site as I started reading the patriot. Im a Nurse by profession as is my wife. We have 3 kids and 5 grandchildren. Im quite interested to know there are sites like this one out there with a treasure chest of imformation. I been quite concerned about affairs of the world for quite , a while but concern want help in an emergency---being prepared and action will. We live on a 100 acre wooded home site in the country and we think this given us a good start. Look forward to participating in this site.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: NuclearDruid on December 08, 2007, 04:57:19 pm
Welcome RFP. Pull up a chair and take a look around.

Cheers!
ND
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: someguy on December 09, 2007, 06:40:10 am
Hi I'm, some guy :ph34r:

Really I'm a young patriot and ready to learn from the old timers :laugh: Representing Tejas

I learned of these forums through prisonplanet forums and just thought this place was a lil more serious.

Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: da gooch on December 09, 2007, 12:25:06 pm
Welcome to all of the new members,

I highly recommend The Freedom Outlaw's Handbook by Claire Wolfe [Claire's Amazon Store Link - Books (http://astore.amazon.com/clairewolfeco-20/105-4750152-8362854)] in case you haven't read it.

And this thread:

Thread 1 (https://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=14742.0)

and this thread:

Thread 2 (https://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=6039.0)

And I am finding this thread [Thread 3 (https://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=2027.0)] very helpful in getting caught up with the rest of the folks here.

IF you're interested this is Where We Be  (https://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=7483.0)...

Oh and I am sometimes too helpful so be warned.   laugh
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: MamaLiberty on December 09, 2007, 03:47:29 pm
Welcome RFP and wife. I'm a retired RN, moved to Wyoming and started two new careers!! PM if you want to yak. :)
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Magus on December 16, 2007, 09:03:45 am
Hi. I'm new from Phoenix, Arizona. I'm new to preparedness but want to learn more. I wanted to start a thread about preparedness/retreat locations in AZ, but I cannot find where one would start a new thread.

Anyway- given that we live in Phoenix, a large city in the middle of a desert, I'm thinking a second home/retreat somewhere out of the city will be required to avoid thirsty, hungry crowds if something big goes down.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: da gooch on December 16, 2007, 09:23:37 am
Hi. I'm new from Phoenix, Arizona. I'm new to preparedness but want to learn more. I wanted to start a thread about preparedness/retreat locations in AZ, but I cannot find where one would start a new thread.

Anyway- given that we live in Phoenix, a large city in the middle of a desert, I'm thinking a second home/retreat somewhere out of the city will be required to avoid thirsty, hungry crowds if something big goes down.

In reverse order;

I would agree whole heartedly.  I am one of those that doesn't like "cities".
[places where more than 5000 people live too close together and Pavlov's discoveries are re-proven daily .... ]


The "power to start a new thread" will be yours when you hit the magic number of five posts.
This is a troll control device and seems [to me anyway ... ] to work well for us here.
There isn't any curmudgeon control device  SO .... I get to stay ..... Yea !

Welcome Magus
There are numerous "wise (wo)men" here. [excluding myself, of course]
AND there is a magician [sorcerer /ess ?] or two as well.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Magus on December 16, 2007, 09:32:31 am
Hi Gooch. Thanks for clarifying the posting for noobies. I had read the help thread and saw no "new thread link" so I figured I probably just needed to drink some more coffee and try to figure it out later. :)
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Magus on December 16, 2007, 09:36:19 am
BTW I totally agree. There is a ton of info in this forum and  the survivalblog. Its a great resource!
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Apple on December 25, 2007, 09:16:59 pm
Howdy y'all. I found this place through one of Claire's articles (http://www.backwoodshome.com/columns/wolfe040215.html), looking for useful resources to teach PGP to newbies. Too bad all the forum links are dead, but I managed to track you guys down anyway :ph34r: only to find out that Claire had withdrawn from public life not a month ago. Just my luck. :rolleyes: (Yes, it's been longer than a month now, been readin' here for a while before jumping in.)

Anyway, open source tech type computer guy here. I specialize* in cryptography and high grade anonymity. I also try to teach newbies the art of PGP-fu. Nice to meet y'all people. If you have any questions, let me know.


* Just because I specialize in it doesn't mean I'm actually an expert. I hold no Government approved certificate for any of this stuff. Proceed at your own risk. Keep away from sunlight, magnets, pets and small children. Colors may fade. If defects are discovered, do not attempt to fix them yourself, but return to an authorized service center. If condition persists, consult your physician.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Lazarus Long on December 26, 2007, 12:39:46 am
Welcome, Strange Attraction.

I've been reading your posts over in the OSTG.

Hope you find this place strangely addicting.  :ph34r:

LL
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: da gooch on December 26, 2007, 09:10:22 am
<snip>

* Just because I specialize in it doesn't mean I'm actually an expert. I hold no Government approved certificate for any of this stuff. Proceed at your own risk. Keep away from sunlight, magnets, pets and small children. Colors may fade. If defects are discovered, do not attempt to fix them yourself, but return to an authorized service center. If condition persists, consult your physician.


Welcome Strange Attraction,

I am a little concerned by your disclaimer .....
I didn't see any "support" link ?
AND ....
the "sell by" date seems to be {ahem ....} past ?
Is this product safe for my pet anole ?

Welcome .... those humor hip-waders will definitely come in handy ....
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Apple on December 26, 2007, 07:21:03 pm
Welcome Strange Attraction,

I am a little concerned by your disclaimer .....
I didn't see any "support" link ?
AND ....
the "sell by" date seems to be {ahem ....} past ?
Is this product safe for my pet anole ?

Hello and thank you Mr. Gooch,

For support, please contact www.microsoft.com (http://www.microsoft.com)
If your pet anole is a pet, small child, magnet or sunlight, then no. (In all other cases, also no.)
And past date? I don't remember selling you anything yet? :huh:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: vargthewanderer on December 30, 2007, 11:09:14 am
Whoops, must have missed this thread. I'm Varg. I ended up here after reading a certain handbook and trying to get PGP. After the first three attempts to find these forums via dead links I figured out  how to track you guys down. For a while I was concerned something like the FBI had closed it down...  :angry:

My parents are independents that taught me to think for myself, not just follow what others told me, and look where I've ended up :mellow: I'm very interested in survival and self-sufficiency. Like others have said, this place is a treasure chest of information and knowledgeable people. I'm a marine, an aircraft mech. by trade, and an orienteering and pioneering instructor in the BSA. It's not much, but if anyone needs to know how to fix a jet in a pinch, let me know...
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Apple on December 30, 2007, 04:36:06 pm
Whoops, must have missed this thread. I'm Varg. I ended up here after reading a certain handbook and trying to get PGP. After the first three attempts to find these forums via dead links I figured out  how to track you guys down. For a while I was concerned something like the FBI had closed it down...  :angry:

Welcome, Varg. Yeah, someone should really update the links in that article. :thrbiggrin:
Unless you guys don't wanna be found. :ph34r:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Bedwere on January 02, 2008, 09:06:53 am
Well, I have been lurking long enough and it is time to say "HI".
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Mr. Dare on January 09, 2008, 12:05:25 pm
Welcome Bedware, Strange Attraction, Vargethwanderer, and all the other "Newbies I haven't said "Hi" to yet, crimeninny  :thrshocker:! There are full members now who have come on board since I was last on! Anyways, I promise not to be so scarce for a while, and am glad to see that everything has progressed just peachy without me.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: SpruceGoose on January 09, 2008, 05:47:29 pm
Hello everyone!

Awesome place you all have here, for the longest time I felt kind of alone in my thinking. Finally there is a place that has common ground on my interests, survival, self-reliance, and self-sufficiency, and computing / encryption, and privacy. I hope I can add something useful to the forums. SpruceGoose is a poor student studying medicine, who hopes for the best, but prepares for the worst.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Junker on January 09, 2008, 09:39:56 pm
Keen, SG. Join in and have a ball.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: klhrevolutionist on January 20, 2008, 07:37:21 pm
Hello, my name is Kenneth. I live in the Pennyrile region of Kentucky. I had a pro Southern website that I ran for a little over a year (GreenvilleRoad.com) now defunct. As well I heavily participated in the project known as puppylinux; tried to steer it in the best direction one could. And thanks to a friend I will be keeping up with the national i.d. card, try and give info concerning state legislation and such so as to keep people informed with which states are sincere in protecting the rights granted by God and protected by the constitution and which states are waiting to be bought off with more money before enacting this treason.

I noticed a services and items offered, maybe somebody is looking for a farm or ranch hand... Hope this introduction works for you !!

Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Bill St. Clair on January 20, 2008, 07:53:43 pm
I'm the "friend" Kenneth mentioned. Met him via the Puppy Linux channels on freenode. He's got a blog at billstclair.com now. First time I've had somebody else author pages there. Hope it works.

Welcome to TMM, Ken!

BTW, I've been doing tech work to keep this forum running for a few years now. Don't know if I ever told you that.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Junker on January 20, 2008, 08:09:15 pm
As in "Unofficial PuppyLinux Guide"?

Very good work there, as PuppyLinux is good . Very good.

A hearty welcome aboard.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: EDDE on January 20, 2008, 08:28:49 pm
Good evening all  :thumbsup:
NEW guy  here
NEW to the scene
Just signed into the forum to share what little i can to the vast knowledge this forum already possesses.
From what Ive already seen in the Survival blog.com, i am very impressed!  :mellow:
I live in Northern Illinois in a predominantly agriculture town.
I have a family and small house,Im just looking to learn more and "tighten up" my life as far as preparedness goes.
I very much enjoy living "in the country" and the easy going attitude of the people and life.I bailed on the "city rats"
about 10 years ago.I have a few items as far as being prepared goes, but have a loooooong way to go. :rolleyes:
so HEY    :mellow:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: EDDE on January 20, 2008, 08:52:34 pm
Hi I'm, some guy :ph34r:

Really I'm a young patriot and ready to learn from the old timers :laugh: Representing Tejas

I learned of these forums through prisonplanet forums and just thought this place was a lil more serious.


yup,prison planet is so so so radical don't get me wrong lots of decent info(the sky is falling  :rolleyes: ) thats it.
Me I enjoy learning and reading about how to stay ahead of the game  :mellow:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: iloilo on January 20, 2008, 09:45:00 pm
Warmest welcome to our new friends here on TMM!
I am very happy to see that we have gained some excellent people with superb skills and knowledge.
It is going to be grand to have you sharing here in during the coming months and years.
ff
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: EDDE on January 20, 2008, 09:54:54 pm
I am very happy to see that we have gained some excellent people with superb skills and knowledge.
you've tried my Pizza ? :mellow:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Resurgam on January 26, 2008, 05:35:12 pm
Resurgam here, checking in from Backwoods, Mississippi. That's [ree • SUR • gum[/i[, Latin for "I Shall Rise Again!"

I am fairly new to the self-sufficiency / preparedness, lifestyle; only about 4-5 years now. I'm not set yet, (like anyone really is), but I'm making daily progress. reading, saving, planting, harvesting, storing, milking, etc. I look forward to talking to everyone in the time we have left in which to do so.

- Resurgam
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Lazarus Long on January 26, 2008, 07:29:53 pm
Welcome, Resurgam.

Thanks for the pronunciation guide - and the tutorial for those of us who speak only third-hand latin.  ^_^

Keep your powder dry, and all that.

LL
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Candlewick on February 11, 2008, 11:44:45 am
Hi all,

It was 27 below last night, so I decided to take the plunge and register!

I have 2 kids, 2 cats and live on 24 acres in the North Woods. It's beautiful but harsh.

I did a bit of lurking and this is the place for me...

 :wub:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Junker on February 11, 2008, 12:07:58 pm
Hi all,

It was 27 below last night, so I decided to take the plunge and register!

I have 2 kids, 2 cats and live on 24 acres in the North Woods. It's beautiful but harsh.

I did a bit of lurking and this is the place for me...

Beautiful. Hi to you, the kids, the cats, and the North Woods. And I hope you continually enjoy it here.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Captain Caveman on February 11, 2008, 05:55:00 pm
Hello Everybody!

New to the board here (obviously)... figured it's time to voice up and stop lurking.

This is a fine resource here IMHO, and quite refreshing after visiting some of the other boards on the Infernal-net.

Good fiction in the Writers forum too, which is what brought me here originally.

Glad to be here!

-CC
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Mr. Dare on February 11, 2008, 07:57:51 pm
 :occasion14: Welcome Candlewick and Captain Caveman! Glad to see more lurkers taking the plunge and signing up!
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: ibfestus on February 25, 2008, 03:39:25 pm
Hey Whasshappeningg???

I am an old fart that has been retired by arthritis.  I probably should have registered as "Tinman" because I have so much metal in my body.  Namely two shoulders, two knees, and 1 1/2 lbs of metal in my back.

I am a halfassed self dependant hermit in that I have 60 acres, 2 ponds, a deep well and enough fuel and food to last 3+ months with no resupply.  My one neighbor's place is over 1/2 mile and the next one is miles away... I only leave here 2-3 days a month to earn a little cash junking.  It took me 10 years to to put this together and the only way I'll leave here is toes up.

'nuff said.

Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Dare2BFree on February 25, 2008, 03:52:11 pm
Welcome!   :hello:  It sounds like you have mine and Mr. Dare's ideal place!
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on February 25, 2008, 04:09:05 pm
Welcome to all the new "faces" since last time I said welcome to all the new faces here. Just curious if anyone has yet found their way here through this (http://thementalmilitia.com/index-new.html) portal? Way back in the early days, before the untimely death of one WalterBark, the above portal was a kick ass site chock full of good information. It is in a slow state of resurrection and currently is mainly a portal to get to these threads.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Captain_Marvel on February 25, 2008, 06:58:51 pm
Hello everybody. Apparently, I joined here some years ago and forgot all about it!  :rolleyes:  I found this place again recently and have decided to take a more active role here.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Captain Caveman on February 26, 2008, 08:19:30 pm
Hello everybody. Apparently, I joined here some years ago and forgot all about it!  :rolleyes:  I found this place again recently and have decided to take a more active role here.

Hidy Ho there neighbor!

Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Captain_Marvel on February 27, 2008, 11:04:53 am


Hidy Ho there neighbor!



Always nice to talk to a fellow Captain!  :laugh:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Glock21 on February 28, 2008, 02:26:36 pm
Howdy, all.

I used to be a conservative, till I read Rand. Then I was a Libertarian, till I read Wolfe and Smith. Now I'm just me, and it's quite pleasent.  :mellow:

Hope to have some laughs and learn a few things around here - it seems like my kind of attitude!
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: da gooch on March 02, 2008, 07:54:00 pm


Hidy Ho there neighbor!



Always nice to talk to a fellow Captain!  :laugh:

I don't have captain in my "handle" but I do have the License on the wall.
I just recently "retired" in protest of the DHS taking over the licensing process of all Merchant Mariners.

25 Safe years as a Master of "Steam, Motor, Sail or Sail Auxiliary" of vessels up to 100 registered tons. [internal volume]
[A "ton" is 10 cubic feet of volume and based on the old French wine tonne or barrel which held 250 gallons]

Welcome "shipmates"

g

edit to include explanation of terms
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Sphairon on March 04, 2008, 10:53:35 am
Hey y'all,

I've stumbled over these forums while looking for some background knowledge on preparedness and survival skills. As a sort of backwoods type from northern Bavaria, I'd figure they may be of use at some point in time. Currently finishing my education in a public grammar school and in the meantime watching the world events unfold to know when things get major.

Politically, I'd probably be best described as a vulgar libertarian "government-off-my-back" type. Not the most popular stance over here in statist Europe land, so I'll just try to get along.

Hope we're gonna have a good time 'round here.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Dare2BFree on March 04, 2008, 11:09:12 am
Welcome Sphairon!   :hello:

 I look forward to seeing your posts around here.  It will be interesting to see how those outside of the US are doing things.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Junker on March 04, 2008, 11:38:59 am
Keen, Sphairon, well come. Nice to see someone from Bavaria.

Read, post, enjoy!



Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Apple on March 04, 2008, 03:58:34 pm
Hello there Sphairon, :wave:

Nice to see a fellow inhabitant of the USE (whether we the people like it or not) here.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: jamie on March 11, 2008, 03:59:42 pm
I have lived in Colorado, Montana and New Mexico and right now I have taken the gap just like those cowardly Rhodesians and am in CA.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Ju-2 on March 11, 2008, 06:52:02 pm
Hi, Jamie. I just got here too. I've lived in CO and CA. MT's a bit chilly they say,
so I'll stick with where it never rains.  :laugh:

I've lurked and read. I'm a individualist and now leaning anarchist too.

This used to be "The Claire Files," so best to Claire. She writes fine. And
best to Elias and gang, outlaws all.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: iloilo on March 11, 2008, 07:13:44 pm
Welcome to everyone new and back again!  How nice to hear someone else who has "been through" Rand, Smith, Wolfe and is now "just myself" which is certainly the best of all to be.
Lovely!
I am looking forward to posts from you all, Europe, California, wherever you are hanging your hat these days.  Good ideas and sharing useful information is greatly appreciated.
Have fun! 
ff
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: jamie on March 12, 2008, 06:44:07 pm


Apologies, I meant C.A. I wouldn't travel to, thru or live in Calif. unless I had no other option. The same for any other   state with the possible exception of Mt., Wy, N.M., and NV.  Montana most likely would be my choice because they at least seem to be resisting the national i.d.   But I'm sure the version they have or will eventually develop will be as bad or worse.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Junker on March 12, 2008, 09:38:03 pm
Cool. Central America-- Panama, Costa Rica, and other adventuresome places.

Welcome here, Jamie.


I was Ju-2. I thought I wanted to seem non-admin, but I found it
too disturbing...sorta like living in the wrong body or even living a
lie. Yuck.

Anyhow, post and enjoy.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: jamie on March 13, 2008, 05:58:53 pm
Ju-2/Junker, I don't care for any guvmint anywhere and I hope all the murderous, war mongering criminal swine who make up guvmints rot in hell. 
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: anitasanger on March 22, 2008, 01:18:16 am
hey guys. newb in oklahoma. glad to be here! long time lurker!
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Junker on March 22, 2008, 12:34:25 pm
Hi there, long time lurker! Glad to see you're Anitasanger now.
More fun to be part of the crew.

Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: tnborn on April 05, 2008, 01:40:15 pm
I'm interested in learning more survival skills.  Also,I enjoy learning and thnking about various ways to increase my self-suffiecent thoughts and ideas. Glad to know that these forum exist. Thanks for having me as a newbie. This forum was mentioned on another site that I frequent on a regular basis.I
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: DHodges on April 08, 2008, 12:40:49 pm
Stopping in here to say hi...

I've been reading a hell of a lot lately, a few of Claire's Wolfe's books but also other books on primative survival skills, emergency preparedness, building and maintaining log cabins, farming and so on.  I also got a subscription to Backwoods Home magazine.

Although I'm currently working in the regular corporate world, my plan is to learn enough to have a much more independant lifestyle within a few years.   I also want to stop my practical support of the government and its wars through taxes, which means leaving behind as much as possible the regular economy.

In my opinion the government and the economy has dug itself into quite a hole, and gaining practical skills and independance at this point is just normal prudence.  I don't know what's going to happen in the next ten or twenty years, but I'm pretty sure some of it is going to be pretty nasty, with the government finding ever more reasons to infringe on more liberties.  I can no longer give my implicit consent to that. 

So I have a lot of work to do, but I'm looking forward to it as work that is truly liberating.



Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Mr. Dare on April 08, 2008, 01:00:42 pm
 :hello: Welcome DHodges! Glad to have you aboard, hope you like it here! You will find plenty of good information on self sufficiency here, and I recommend you start whatever you can now for the practical experience before you move. Find the time to garden a little, fix your car when it breaks down, home improvement projects and the like. Book learning will serve you well, but some skills have to be learned through trial and error! Get as many errors out of the way as you can now while you are still working for a living and can afford them! :laugh:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: DHodges on April 08, 2008, 05:06:17 pm
Thanks!   I'll be looking for practical opportunities to do things, not just read about them. 


Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: iloilo on April 11, 2008, 10:54:20 pm
Welcome new friends!
I hope you find a lot of good information here, and that you will also share your knowledge with us.
It is good to see you here!
ff


Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: ghostduch on April 13, 2008, 03:48:45 pm
Another lurker-turned-newby wanting to say HI from Down Under! Great site, look forward to chatting and learning.

GD
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: nanosprotege on April 14, 2008, 11:46:05 am
Ha! Oops, I kind of introduced myself in the personality type thread. Then I found this. Gosh there is so much to this forum. I find something new everyday. And just love it.

I live in the beautiful, yet confused state of Michigan.

To understand my thought process, well, here ya go.

I like Vermont's idea of just pulling out of the whole shebang. Then since building earthships would no longer be illegal, I would bring Michael Reynolds in, and we would live completely off the grid. People helping one another, bartering, looking out for one another. Electric cars, solar energy, growing stuff...........Utopia or logic. You call it what you would like. Dreamer huh?

Can you tell I'm an artist?

Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: da gooch on April 14, 2008, 01:12:17 pm
Ha! Oops, I kind of introduced myself in the personality type thread. Then I found this. Gosh there is so much to this forum. I find something new everyday. And just love it.

I live in the beautiful, yet confused state of Michigan.

To understand my thought process, well, here ya go.

I like Vermont's idea of just pulling out of the whole shebang. Then since building earthships would no longer be illegal, I would bring Michael Reynolds in, and we would live completely off the grid. People helping one another, bartering, looking out for one another. Electric cars, solar energy, growing stuff...........Utopia or logic. You call it what you would like. Dreamer huh?

Can you tell I'm an artist?



Welcome to all

second banana the eye by Escher is a kind of give-away but artists are abundant here ....

Writers
Jewelers
Potters
Painters
Poets
 
you name it ....
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: tunintel on April 15, 2008, 05:26:33 pm
Interesting place here(thought I might stop lurking around and join up.)  There is so much to read it's hard to pick a starting point so I figured why not just say Hi to all of you formally...

I'm interested in almost everything discussed here and have read some of Claire's writing.

I'll probably post in areas related to civil liberties and privacy issues the most but I'm also interested in technology and survival.

Well, I don't want to be too windy on the first post so I think I'll leave you all with a simple little thanks for being here.  I hope to contribute and learn.

Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Mr. Dare on April 15, 2008, 05:46:34 pm
Welcome Tunintel!  :hello: Glad you finally decided to sign up! Don't feel too bad, I don't know if anyone has read the whole board, I've only read about 1/3 to 1/2. Lately it's been all I can do just to keep up with the new posts! Looking forward to seeing you around the boards!
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: socalserf on April 19, 2008, 07:32:37 am
Hello everyone!
I'm new here and my handle is socalserf.
I've been lurking for a little while and have seen many fiends from other forums I go to.
My background is as an Appleseeder.  http://www.appleseedinfo.org/smf/
I'm also on the Wyoming Free State forum. 
http://www.fundamentalsoffreedom.com/fswforum/index.php

Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Mr. Dare on April 19, 2008, 08:40:48 pm
Welcome Socalsurf! :thumbsup: Nice Avatar, very retro, makes me think of the Endless Summer!
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: socalserf on April 20, 2008, 12:17:18 am
Thank you sir.
I choose carefully. :laugh:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: da gooch on April 20, 2008, 02:08:20 pm
Welcome ___________

I highly recommend The Freedom Outlaw's Handbook by Claire Wolfe Claire's Amazon Store Link - Books (http://astore.amazon.com/clairewolfeco-20/105-4750152-8362854) in case you haven't read it.

And this thread:

Thread 1 (https://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=14742.0)

and this thread:

Thread 2 (https://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=6039.0)

And I am finding this thread Thread 3 (https://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=2027.0) very helpful in getting caught up with the rest of the folks here.

 And IF you're interested this is Where We Be (https://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=7483.0) ...

Oh and never mind the warnings from other members here BUT  I am sometimes too helpful.  :ph34r:  :laugh:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: socalserf on April 21, 2008, 05:09:41 am
Thanks Gooch,
I love your avatar!
I used to be a ocean goer. Commercial fisherman with dreams of singlehanded sailing.
Spent all my free time bumming sails from classic wooden boaters.( I bought the beer and hauled the lines)
I used to know a guy who owned Eric Hiscocks' 20 foot gaff rigged cutter, the one he sailed from England to Tahiti.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: nanosprotege on April 21, 2008, 11:32:19 am

I've been lurking for a little while and have seen many fiends from other forums I go to.




Ha, he said fiends. That's just funny.

Welcome aboard, from fiend to fiend. haha
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: da gooch on April 21, 2008, 12:57:20 pm
Thanks Gooch,
I love your avatar!
I used to be a ocean goer. Commercial fisherman with dreams of singlehanded sailing.
Spent all my free time bumming sails from classic wooden boaters.( I bought the beer and hauled the lines)
I used to know a guy who owned Eric Hiscocks' 20 foot gaff rigged cutter, the one he sailed from England to Tahiti.

Avatar is me standing a trick at the wheel while serving as Master of the School Ship Amistad.
[http://www.amistadamerica.org] I think most of the photos of me as Captain[Master] are gone from the website now ....
I think the woman who took my place is still the Master.

In the avatar photo we were off shore of the Carolinas headed north back to Connecticut from Florida.
Not long after this photo [ the next day IIRC] we had a pretty serious squall come down on us and we hove-to for about 12 hours to allow the squall to move over and beyond us. [Interesting side note - even hove-to we were making 1.5 knots to the good. Coincidence.]
One of those executive decisions ....

I had the opportunity on the island of St Croix to buy a 32' Hinckley ketch [1959] in wood right after the hurricane [Hugo 1989] that killed my boat. [28' Westerly]
I didn't have the frn's at the time and missed a real classic at pennies on the dollar. *sigh*
I really hate poverty ....
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: socalserf on April 22, 2008, 01:42:15 am
Poverty Sucks!
 

But, you are rich in experience. Not many people know the joy of a sunrise on a boat at sea.
(perversely I loved bad weather)
Amistad is just beautiful! And you were her Master? That beats killing tuna by a long shot!
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: da gooch on April 22, 2008, 09:13:18 pm
Poverty Sucks!
 

But, you are rich in experience. Not many people know the joy of a sunrise on a boat at sea.
(perversely I loved bad weather)
Amistad is just beautiful! And you were her Master? That beats killing tuna by a long shot!

Yep She's a beauty alright.
The paychecks were nowhere near what you got out of a load of tunnies tho'.
It truly was a nice place to work but some of the Jerks one had to work for and with .... sheesh.

Meanwhile .... Welcome socalserf and all the other newbies as well.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: possum on May 01, 2008, 05:03:03 pm
Hello, I  thould it was time to sign up after reading the forums for a while.
Lots good information and many nice and extremely intelligent people here.
I am pretty new at this, tring to live as much off the grid as possible in the city with near future plans to buy property in the hinterlands of Eastern Washington.
Thank you for providing this forum and thanks to Survivalblog for introducing me to it.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Mr. Dare on May 01, 2008, 08:24:15 pm
Welcome Possum! :hello: Glad you decided to sign up!
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: da gooch on May 01, 2008, 11:08:38 pm
Hello, I  thould it was time to sign up after reading the forums for a while.
Lots good information and many nice and extremely intelligent people here.
I am pretty new at this, tring to live as much off the grid as possible in the city with near future plans to buy property in the hinterlands of Eastern Washington.
Thank you for providing this forum and thanks to Survivalblog for introducing me to it.

Welcome possum

I used to live up in Idaho right near Spokane [actually north of Bonners Ferry] and really did like that area.
Had I the funds .... *sigh*
My kiddlies are both up in that north of Spokane area. [They are both grown and married with families etc]
It would be really nice to be able to live closer ....
Welcome to TMM
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: prov2712 on May 11, 2008, 03:28:23 pm
Hi all,

I've been lurking this forum for some time and decided to join in the fun...

I grew up in Los Angeles but managed to escape in the early 1980's when no one was looking. I moved to a small town in northern Colorado but, unfortunately, didn't cover my tracks well enough and the Californians followed me here. (Sorry, I'll be more careful next time.) My goal is to move from northern Colorado to northern Wyoming and I'm in the process of acquiring the skills necessary to make that move. This forum has been a great place to learn and enjoy the thoughts and discussions of like-minded, freedom-loving people.

I'm new to forums in general and this forum in particular so I appreciate your patience while I "learn the ropes." Thanks for letting me come on board!
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: socalserf on May 16, 2008, 09:44:52 am
Howdy prov2712,
Welcome to the forum.
I'm still in LA, but trying to get to Wyoming myself.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: prov2712 on May 16, 2008, 02:17:43 pm
Thanks, Socalsurf.

My heart goes out to you. I left in 1982 and it was awful back then, so I can't even imagine what it is like today. "Land of the fee and home of the slave."

You might want to check out the BigHorn basin of Wyoming (Cody area). I've done the web research and been up there to check it out for myself. It doesn't have nearly as many windy days as the southern portion of the state (which forms a low spot in the Continental Divide). The climate is mild, the people are self-reliant, and there's lots of elbow room. Perhaps I'll have the chance to welcome you up there someday...
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: socalserf on May 19, 2008, 01:02:26 am
Thanks for your sympathy.
But, I put myself in this predicament.
When I got here I was a real statist.
My wife is from here and there is no dislodging her from her family.
I should say that they have been kind to me. (I guess they always took in stray dogs)
I do feel like Life here is precarious. Always only one temblor, riot, etc. from disaster.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Jabberwocky on May 23, 2008, 07:52:44 pm
ok now for my intro.............well where to start?

child of the 60s, single divorced female, 2 grown children, wanting to live off grid and away from big corporates.  easy to get along with until angered, then i dig in my heels.  was always very liberal and now leaning towards conservative on several issues.

i came here because i was researching gulching and it led me to this site.  i want my own land, my own life, and my own "stuff" but looking to locate in the WNC area where i might be with like minded people.  i don't have a lot of the skills as others but am very smart and learning more every day.  i garden, cook, can, needleworks, sewing.  my employment background was in large construction projects, document controls though not a laborer.  i have worked in all environments from hydro electric power projects to disney amusement parks.

so not sure what else to share without giving out my SS#.  hope to be a good member, connect with others, and to learn and contribute.

oh yeah, i have a really whacky sense of humor too .............. i'll grow on ya
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: redpill on May 25, 2008, 11:54:21 pm
Hey i figured its about time I introduced myself.

Dont really know where to start, ive been lurking the forums for quite a while, just reading, I find myself reading quite a lot lately. I find it very difficult to talk about the state of the world currently with anyone other than my father and only a few friends (only those who speak to me about it, i try not to bring it up). I would like to learn how to slowly clue people in, but I find I cannot trust people, not knowing who they really are or who they are tied to.

I suppose ill give you all a little background information about me. I dont want to say it, but I am a product of the system, coming from parents of the 'sex, drugs, and rock and roll' era, as they put it... I lived in the same new england suburban town my entire life up untill college, but I have been exposed to much, and have always been taught to question. Life hasnt always been easy, we dont have much, but we do have more than some. Regardless, I have always done well and succeeded in public school, not that its saying much. I have worked a few jobs but most of my labor throughout my high school years were spent working with my father, he owns a small auto transport business. Anyways, I currently attend state university, I study mechanical engineering, but I find my mind wandering lately. I try to surround myself with like minded people and have succeeded in doing so for the most part.

I am currently working in a community garden at school, we work mostly on permaculture which I find very interesting and I try my best to help out with just brute labor and my engineering knowhow. I am a tinkerer at heart and enjoying building and designing things. I have learned much about gardening, herb uses, and have expanded my diet considerably since joining. Also do student government, as well as help run the car club.

Im headed for the great white north this week with a like minded friend, and will consider it my introductory wilderness training.

Ive probably said a bit too much, but I think im safe for now, wish me luck.

Mind your words,

redpill


Edit:

I would like to add something since i seem to have forgotten to write it. My father and I have started to discuss plans for the future. But his plans are to wait until i finish my schooling. I dont know how to tell him we need to begin preparations now, but unfortunately he cannot put anything in his name, which we do not discuss. Also due to schooling reasons he wishes not to put anything in my name until I graduate. Im trying to get around this but I dont know how, any suggestions?
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: socalserf on May 26, 2008, 10:48:17 am
Hello Jaberwocky,
Welocme to the forum. That poem is one of my fathers favorites. I remember him reading it to me when I was very young.
Have you considered Wyoming as a place to live? The economy is on an energy boom that looks long lived.
http://www.fundamentalsoffreedom.com/fswforum/index.php?www
There are lots of liberty minded folks there. Not to mention as much freedom as can be found in our formerly free country.

Howdy Redpill,
Share as much or as little infomation about your self as you like.
Always keep in mind that while the folks who dwell in this place are great it is open for the world to see.


Welcome!
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Junker on May 26, 2008, 01:52:11 pm
oh yeah, i have a really whacky sense of humor too .............. i'll grow on ya

Are you brillig, slythy, or perhaps even a bit mimsy? :-)

Welcome and good reading.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Junker on May 26, 2008, 02:35:21 pm
Hi, Redpill, and welcome.

Mech eng'g-- fun/interesting area, good luck.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Slaphappy on June 18, 2008, 06:39:25 pm
Hello all.  I've been reading and reading and reading the threads on this sight and finally decided to take the plunge and introduce myself.  I'm a mid-thirties married male with three munchkins running around as I type this.  Ex-Army, long time conservative Republican who is gradually becoming more and more Libertarian.  I've always been a "be prepared" kind of guy but I'm just now getting to the point financially that I can start making some serious preparations, albeit slowly (three kids, remember?)

I found this sight through the link on SurvivalBlog, if that tells you what my mindset is.  I look forward to sharing ideas with people on this board and hopefully learning from the congregation.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Mr. Dare on June 18, 2008, 08:28:18 pm
Welcome Slaphappy, Hope you enjoy it here. also hope you find the political side of this board as interesting as the "survival" information. We cover a lot of survival topics, but tend to look beyond the bunkers and MREs to creating a new (and much freer) society. There are lots of ideas for things that will make you more prepared which cost little or nothing, and may even save you money!
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Slaphappy on June 19, 2008, 05:40:26 pm
Thanks, Mr. Dare.  A freer society sounds pretty good to me.  But I really, really want a bunker, so we'll just have to focus our energy somewhere else for now.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: socalserf on June 20, 2008, 07:55:14 am
How you doing Slaphappy?
Welcome to the forum, I hope you enjoy it here.

Be careful about the slow slide into liberty loving. It's a slippery slope and hard to stop at just being a Libertarian. (Although that's OK.) It's like eating potato chips, hard to stop once you have had a little.
And both go well with beer.
"Always store your beer in a cool, dark place."(Read bunker) Robert A. Heinlein
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Mr. Dare on June 20, 2008, 05:44:01 pm
Sho' 'nuf right!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: planetaryjim on July 06, 2008, 02:23:12 am
By way of introducing myself, I thought it might be appropriate to include a bit of poetry, and a bit of prose.  Each represents an aspect of my character.  If you want a resume, I have one at indomitus.net.  If you want a biography, wikipedia lists me under James_Eric_Davidson - apparently I'm a micronational leader, whatever that means.

Here is a link to my favorite of my poems:  http://www.indomitus.net/anthem.html

Here is a link to an interesting essay I wrote some years ago.

http://indomitus.net/2006/20060529.html  (http://indomitus.net/2006/20060529.html)

To access that link you'll need the username sovereign and the password sov2006

Here is the poem in text:

Anthem for the Ama-Gi
by Jim Davidson

When I was young, on a course I did steer
To change all the world with no sense of fear.
To help solve problems that all people face,
I invested my skills for the fate of the race.

Working with friends and working alone,
Learning new facts that had to be known,
Trying new methods, daring to dream
The work was quite endless, or so it did seem.

Failures and victories came by the score;
Whatever I did to open the door
Others would challenge until it was late.
Will the bet pay off? What is our fate?

Who can say what the future may bring,
Will it cause us to weep or cause us to sing?
I don't believe in predestined fate,
The future will be what we choose to create.

Each of us working and earning his property;
Keeping it private with total autonomy.
Having such love for each of these folk
Who yearn to live free and shed the yoke

Of oppression that binds with coercion and fear.
Holding a gun or arrow or spear,
Taking up arms for defense of our selves so
No one is master or owner or slave, no

Nobody owns you or me or another.
Nobody plays our father or mother.
We live together or we live far apart
Each choosing his path be it silly or smart.

We are the tribe of freedom you see.
In cuneiform writing they say "Ama-Gi"
The most ancient way of writing we're free,
In wedges of clay before 2000 BC.

For four thousand years now people have known
That freedom is greatest when each is left alone.
No central planners, no central plan
Can make as much difference as one single man

Or woman or child, it matters not which:
The individual holds the key, turns the switch,
Unlocks the door to the future we seek
Next century, next year, or even next week.

Destiny is what we choose to create,
It never has been a matter of fate.
We are not robots to follow in line,
Shuffling along without reason or sign.

I am just me, this guy that you know,
You are just you with your knowledge in tow.
No numbers, no license, no permissions, no crime,
Autonomous factors with reason and rhyme.

True there are those who can't or won't see
That initiating force is wrong as can be.
They act in great haste, they do such a wrong,
We must protect the rest who belong,

Not to each other but each to herself and
Coercing none to gain wealth or land.
The things that we want come best in exchange
For things that we have or produce in a range

Of quality and value that each of us can
Make or devise by some personal plan.
Respecting you while you respect me
Guiding each other and others to see

That all of the future is unwritten as yet
And if we work smart we may still win that bet.
Laying the base on foundation of rock
So that battered by time it will take every shock.

From bottom to top, we build to the stars,
Knowing that what awaits us on Mars
Is another world of possibility, and more
Beyond Mars to a far galaxy's shore.

We travel through space, we travel through time.
There is no mountain that we cannot climb.
We face the future both together and apart,
A journey of miles with but one step to start.

The best thing is taking each seriously.
Respecting the fact of the autonomy
Of each person in order to give them the space
To develop and grow just at their own pace.

We are the Tribe of the Free: Ama-Gi,
Whatever we do, we always live free.

Copyright ©2000 Jim Davidson, All Rights Reserved.

Here is a potentially representative sample of the essay:

Quote from: Free West Trust copyright 2006
I propose that for each set of candidates for a given office, each voter be required to shoot, from a distance of 25 yards, the "head shot" of his preferred candidate with a rifle bullet. Only successful penetration of the head or upper chest (or we could require the bullet be within the sniper's triangle formed by the eyes and the point where the clavicles meet the sternum?) of the photo would count as a valid vote. Being "on paper" isn't good enough. The candidate with the most successful bullet penetrations would be elected.

"I think the advantages of the proposal which I have made are obvious and many, as well as of the highest importance." First, as regards voters, less timid and more determined voters should result. Second, as regards rifles, more weapons should be in the hands of ordinary civilians, as the only way to prevent tyranny. Third, as regards marksmanship, voters are likely to train with their rifles in order to make the all important head shots. Fourth, the motto "two in the chest, one in the head" should be more readily understood by voters and non-voters alike. Fifth, the candidates for public office are likely to consider carefully whether the feather-bedding, graft, corruption, and vice available to them in their prospective offices are worth the dangers attendant on having a nation of expert shooters elect them. Sixth, candidates who gain office and become tyrants are easily expunged, since every single person who voted for them would have the ability to do what is necessary to remove a tyrant. "Sic semper tyrannis," indeed. Seventh, office holders would promote the acquisition and use of higher caliber rifles, because nobody wants to take five rounds of .223 and still breathe.

"A very worthy person, a true lover of his country, and whose virtues I highly esteem, was lately pleased, in discoursing on this matter, to offer a refinement upon my scheme." He said that, having set up a series of targets for each elective office, the voter might be given the opportunity to dispense with her ammunition as it pleased her most.

Let's say that there were seven offices and three candidates for each office. The voter comes to the range equipped with thirty rounds in one or more magazines. Instead of one shot, one kill, and a valid vote from one voter for one candidate, perhaps the voter would choose to cluster her thirty rounds all in the photo of the candidate most important to her. Then, instead of counting photos with any valid hit made on target as one vote per photo, the election officials would count one vote for every successful hit. Some offices are more important than others, and some candidates deserve more than one shot to the face.

It is important to be able to shoot your own dog. Robert Heinlein wrote about this fact in some of his novels. Farming it out does not make it better, it makes it worse. It is worse not only for you, but for the dog. Being willing to shoot a tyrant is all very well and good, but marksmanship matters. Having voters choose their candidates by shooting their photos makes it clear that they are capable of cleaning up their own mess.
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Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: socalserf on July 12, 2008, 09:36:03 pm
Howdy Jim!
Good to see on you on a forum again.
I was up in your neighborhood in early June for the Newcastle Wyoming Appleseed.
Sorry I didn't get a chance to meet you then. I sure did like the folks I worked with up there.
Anyway, welcome!
Looking forward to reading your excellent posts once again.
socalserf
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: W. C. Quantrill on July 13, 2008, 08:25:54 am
Greetings all,

This is an interesting board, I look forward to visiting often.  I wander through life on both sides of the middle of the road.  I prefer common sense to law. 

WC
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Farmboy on July 13, 2008, 09:46:06 am
I just found this board through the Survivalblog site.  Interesting board.  I am mostly a survivalist and like the previous poster prefer common sense to government.

I come from the breadbasket of the nation where I farm and raise wheat, amongst other things.  I have a nice harvest this year of high quality clean wheat which I will be offering as soon as I can get bags and get it bagged.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: planetaryjim on July 14, 2008, 12:12:44 am
Good to see on you on a forum again.

Thank you, socalserf.  On the whole, it is good to be visible.

There are forums where I'm not welcome.  But there are forum organisers who aren't welcome in my home, now, too.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: da gooch on July 14, 2008, 08:29:13 pm
Welcome Farmboy and W.C. Quantrill et al

May I highly recommend The Freedom Outlaw's Handbook by Claire Wolfe Claire's Amazon Store Link - Books (http://astore.amazon.com/clairewolfeco-20/105-4750152-8362854) in case you haven't already read it ?

And this thread:

Thread 1 (https://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=14742.0)

and this thread:

Thread 2 (https://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=6039.0)

I am also finding this thread Thread 3 (https://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=2027.0) very helpful in getting caught up with the rest of the folks here.

And IF you're interested this is Where We Be (https://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=7483.0) ...

Oh and never mind the warnings from other members here BUT  I am sometimes called too helpful.  :ph34r:  :laugh:

Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Tahn L. on July 15, 2008, 09:30:04 am
Welcome to all. It's a great forum to participate in.

Don't listen to Gooch saying he is too helpful. He is a real community asset around here and his links are a great starting point.

W. C. Quantrill , could I presume that W.C. stands for "William Clark". I give you particular welcome as you are probably (in spirit at least) from my area of Missouri (west central somewhere) and have an affinity for the Missouri Partisian Rangers.

link;     http://www.rulen.com/partisan/index2.htm


















Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: da gooch on July 15, 2008, 11:08:36 am
Welcome to all. It's a great forum to participate in.

Don't listen to Gooch saying he is too helpful. He is a real community asset around here and his links are a great starting point.

W. C. Quantrill , could I presume that W.C. stands for "William Clark". I give you particular welcome as you are probably (in spirit at least) from my area of Missouri (west central somewhere) and have an affinity for the Missouri Partisian Rangers.

link;     http://www.rulen.com/partisan/index2.htm



Tahn !
I would never have believed it .... you calling me an ass...er   uh .... et ?    Oh .... ass-et.... Ooops  er  uhmm .... ahem {blush}  Gosh thanks .... I think. 
{Who whispered "some village out there is missing its idiot" .... ? }
Wait...  If I'm a community asset does that mean the feebies and jabbuts are gonna come after me first ? 
{Stop pushing will ya ?}

 :rolleyes:

Quote Tahn:
" W. C. Quantrill , could I presume that W.C. stands for "William Clark". I give you particular welcome as you are probably (in spirit at least) from my area of Missouri (west central somewhere) and have an affinity for the Missouri Partisian Rangers."

I was pretty sure I recognized that Quantrill feller.  War'n't he some kinda cav'ry guy er sumppin back in the War of Northern Aggression ?  {wink}

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Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: planetaryjim on July 19, 2008, 04:08:48 pm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Quantrill

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Early on the morning of August 21, Quantrill descended from Mount Oread and attacked Lawrence at the head of a combined force of as many as 450 guerrillas. Senator Lane, a prime target of the raid, managed to escape through a cornfield in his nightshirt, but the bushwhackers, on Quantrill's orders, killed 183 men and boys "old enough to carry a rifle", dragging many from their homes to execute them before their families. The ages of those killed ranged from as young as 14 all the way up to 90. When Quantrill's men rode out at 9 a.m., most of Lawrence's buildings were burning, including all but two businesses. His raiders looted indiscriminately and robbed the town's bank.

William Clarke Quantrill, ever an effective soldier for the Confederate military, led the attack in retaliation for numerous raids on Confederate territory, especially in Missouri, by Jayhawkers under Sen. Lane's direction.  In retaliation for the above mentioned raid, 3.5 counties in Missouri were completely devastated by Union troops, with everyone forced out, everything killed and burned.  It became known as "the burnt district."
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Eowyn on July 19, 2008, 04:54:26 pm
"It looks like I might fit in here, 'cause I am a misfit in most situations where people talk politics. I try to be nice, but it's the CONTENT of my discussions that offends."

What Patrick Henry said.

I'm basically conservative, but have a LOT of issues with the Republican Party. I've been called a traitor by members of same, as well as the usual suspect names from the left (wingnut, etc.). Somehow, I've managed to offend just about everyone, without trying to.

Hello :)
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: vonuvan on July 19, 2008, 05:16:59 pm
"It looks like I might fit in here, 'cause I am a misfit in most situations where people talk politics. I try to be nice, but it's the CONTENT of my discussions that offends."

What Patrick Henry said.

I'm basically conservative, but have a LOT of issues with the Republican Party. I've been called a traitor by members of same, as well as the usual suspect names from the left (wingnut, etc.). Somehow, I've managed to offend just about everyone, without trying to.

Hello :)

Hello, and welcome, Eowyn.
I have the same problem, so if it gets too hot here for you, because it did for me, once, you should check out TOP, Get Your Hands Dirty.
And enjoy:-)
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Eowyn on July 19, 2008, 05:22:30 pm
Thanks, vonu!
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: vonuvan on July 19, 2008, 05:24:01 pm
Thanks, vonu!

Are you a newsperson?
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Eowyn on July 19, 2008, 05:37:50 pm
Formerly, and recovering, :)
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: vonuvan on July 19, 2008, 05:40:36 pm
Formerly, and recovering, :)

I'll never get over my radio virus, having three strains in full bloom, engineering, news, production.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Eowyn on July 19, 2008, 05:45:32 pm
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"I'll never get over my radio virus, having three strains in full bloom, engineering, news, production."

Ha! Busy bee, yourself!

Print, for me, specifically reporting/editing. Between having to work till midnight, on deadline, and the (Dis)Associated Press (my specific purview as wire editor), enough was enough.

Believe me, I've seen firsthand how news is managed. It's disgusting, and makes it very hard for those of us who actually want facts (remember them?) to find them.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Junker on July 19, 2008, 05:52:08 pm
Somehow, I've managed to offend just about everyone, without trying to.

Welcome, Eowyn.

We do not aim to offend either, but rather to hit the bullseye.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Eowyn on July 19, 2008, 05:55:01 pm
Thanks, Junker :)
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: padre29 on July 19, 2008, 07:08:23 pm
"It looks like I might fit in here, 'cause I am a misfit in most situations where people talk politics. I try to be nice, but it's the CONTENT of my discussions that offends."

What Patrick Henry said.

I'm basically conservative, but have a LOT of issues with the Republican Party. I've been called a traitor by members of same, as well as the usual suspect names from the left (wingnut, etc.). Somehow, I've managed to offend just about everyone, without trying to.

Hello :)

Hello Eowyn, offending people doesn't count as long as they forget that they were offended somewhere along the way...

Welcome aboard!
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Eowyn on July 19, 2008, 08:53:42 pm
Ha! Thanks, Padre29 :)
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Apple on July 20, 2008, 02:21:30 pm
Welcome aboard Éowyn, daughter of Théodwyn (sister to Théoden) and Éomund, and sister of Éomer! How is Faramir (younger brother of Boromir and second son of Denethor Ⅱ) doing these days? :laugh:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: jessicaabruno on July 20, 2008, 06:59:01 pm
My name is Jessica and I'm 26. Still live with my parents, Metro New York, on the New Jersey Side of it USA. Have an fraternal twin sister as well.  Born with a Neurologically based speech impairment/apraxia-dysarthria. Been suffering from depression/anxiety since 9/2001. Currently, I'm an clerical volunteer in the Maternity Department at the local hospital by me and still looking for the permanent part time clerical job.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: padre29 on July 20, 2008, 07:10:17 pm
My name is Jessica and I'm 26. Still live with my parents, Metro New York, on the New Jersey Side of it USA. Have an fraternal twin sister as well.  Born with a Neurologically based speech impairment/apraxia-dysarthria. Been suffering from depression/anxiety since 9/2001. Currently, I'm an clerical volunteer in the Maternity Department at the local hospital by me and still looking for the permanent part time clerical job.

Welcome aboard Jessica!
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: jessicaabruno on July 20, 2008, 08:31:49 pm
Welcome aboard Jessica!

Thank you, for the welcoming me to this wonderful community.  I'm so so so glad that I found this.  Basically, had it up to here finding the right online forums for me.  It took me an half to found here.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Daryll in NW FLA on July 29, 2008, 06:28:41 pm
Hi you'all, Been lurking here for years off and on.  Lived on a sailboat in the Florida keys for 20 years, mostly off Key Largo -Blackwater Sound - finally had enough of the bs from the authorities in 1998.  Sold out and moved to north west Florida, bought 5 acres in the woods. Cleared a bit of the land, drove a shallow well, built a tiny house, started gardening and raising animals- all with the help of my best friend and now wife (married in 2000).  This year in October will be our 10th year in the woods.  Been a prepper sense 1969 when I came back from Veitnam and saw how life can suck for the unprepared. Well, I've bored you'all enough for today. Take care,Daryll in NW FLA
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: vonuvan on July 29, 2008, 06:32:45 pm
Hi you'all, Been lurking here for years off and on.  Lived on a sailboat in the Florida keys for 20 years, mostly off Key Largo -Blackwater Sound - finally had enough of the bs from the authorities in 1998.  Sold out and moved to north west Florida, bought 5 acres in the woods. Cleared a bit of the land, drove a shallow well, built a tiny house, started gardening and raising animals- all with the help of my best friend and now wife (married in 2000).  This year in October will be our 10th year in the woods.  Been a prepper sense 1969 when I came back from Veitnam and saw how life can suck for the unprepared. Well, I've bored you'all enough for today. Take care,Daryll in NW FLA

I've never lived on water, but from what I've heard from friends, you should'a found a better neighborhood:-)
Bore away, I'm an alternative lifestyler, myself.
And, welcome.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: socalserf on August 03, 2008, 06:55:34 pm
Welcome Daryll,
Nice to see you. ^_^
The nice thing about the tropics is that a "Uni-Bomber shack" is perfectly comfortable.
What was the hassle with the authorities? Sanitary arrangements?

Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: JJ on August 05, 2008, 07:56:12 pm
Hello Friends,

  After luking for far too long I decided to join the fray. I'm a retired  AF Military Police Sr NCO, still doing the po-leece thing looking after the sheeple. Hard to get out of the mould after a total of 27 years guardin' the herds. Had a young LT describe me as -"strong in his opinions and intelligent, but he will listen." Figure tht's as good an intro as any.... also,
consider me a Mole....

JJ

Raised a wolf-
Now a retired Sheep Dog -still lookin' after the sheeple.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: RuntPup on August 07, 2008, 08:22:06 pm
Hello all, I am a new member here. I am a member on half a dozen other Survival sites, and this one was recommended to me via the "Of Two Minds" web site responses to an article I posted there. So, here I am, checking things out, and looking forward to anything I can learn new. I am a survivalist back from the not so correct Survivalist Movement of the late 70's and early 80's. I bailed out for awhile, because of the heat the groups were getting, and only as of lately have resurfaced. To say, "Interesting Times we're a Living In" would be the under statement of the year!
Just in case you may care or not, I served in the US Air Force, The National Guard, and the US Coast Guard Reserves, serving a total of 16.5 years, and receiving three Honorable Discharges for the effort! Whoopie Doo!
I am a very proficient shooter,familiar with many kinds of fire arms. I have my own weapons today. Currently, I live an upper northern state bordering Canada. I have been preparing in earnest for 2 years now.

See ya later,
RuntPup
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: vonuvan on August 07, 2008, 08:44:51 pm
Hello all, I am a new member here. I am a member on half a dozen other Survival sites, and this one was recommended to me via the "Of Two Minds" web site responses to an article I posted there. So, here I am, checking things out, and looking forward to anything I can learn new. I am a survivalist back from the not so correct Survivalist Movement of the late 70's and early 80's. I bailed out for awhile, because of the heat the groups were getting, and only as of lately have resurfaced. To say, "Interesting Times we're a Living In" would be the under statement of the year!
Just in case you may care or not, I served in the US Air Force, The National Guard, and the US Coast Guard Reserves, serving a total of 16.5 years, and receiving three Honorable Discharges for the effort! Whoopie Doo!
I am a very proficient shooter,familiar with many kinds of fire arms. I have my own weapons today. Currently, I live an upper northern state bordering Canada. I have been preparing in earnest for 2 years now.

See ya later,
RuntPup

Welcome RuntPup, what are you "preparing in earnest for 2 years," for?
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Hollywoodgold on August 09, 2008, 11:22:12 am
Hello everyone!
I'm new here and my handle is socalserf.
I've been lurking for a little while and have seen many fiends from other forums I go to.
My background is as an Appleseeder.  http://www.appleseedinfo.org/smf/
I'm also on the Wyoming Free State forum. 
http://www.fundamentalsoffreedom.com/fswforum/index.php



SoCal:

Thanks for the introduction to Appleseed. Provides a new meaning to the expression that "there are too many cooks in the kitchen".

I note that there is a site in Davila Texas which is reasonably close. I wonder how many on this site are either DAR or SAR?.

Thanks again for the link.


Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: RuntPup on August 09, 2008, 01:57:04 pm
VONO;
I have seen the upcoming end of the gluttonous greedy paradigm we have lived in/on since the sixties...anyone who has a brain in their head, could see it all coming as well.
Nothing lasts forever..not oil, not fresh water supplies, not tillable farmable lands, not ocean stocks, or even fresh pure clean air. I knew long ago, that rampant out of control human population growth upon the Earth, would eventually backfire. That nasty rooster is now coming home to roost and it is going to take an enormous dump. i.e. ( massive population decrease as the paradigm crashes )
What I am prepping for?? come on, what do you think I am prepping for?  How about; Shortages of everything, self protection, home protection, staying informed as best as I can, so that I may know when to hunker down and keep a very low profile. Or, when to take off, and disappear into the hinter zones never telling anyone where I am going, or will be later.
I am quietly going about my business, storing,stocking,hoarding,concealing,stashing, anything and everything I think I might need for the next 20 or so years.
I trust no one, and confide in no one. This is how I have survived for the last 40 years. Tell no one anything! Buy or acquire no permits. Just do it, and shut up about it. Once you open your mouth, and tell anyone, even a like minded group, about what you have, how much, where it is, your a cooked goose! When the real test comes, and full fledged fear and panic sets in on the masses, all bets will be off! For that so called alliance with a group who called themselves your friends, will cut your throat when the situation turns critical. It always has, and always will be this way, when and where blood and guts are being spilled. Kumbaya Ranch is a myth, and a farce. It will never exist. So do not try to tell me, that it can be achieved.
Why Am I HERE?    To learn anything that I may not know yet, or how to do. I don't know it all. I never will. I cannot do it all either.   I am willing to read, learn, do, practice, and perfect. Isn't this why any one is here?
I hope this answers a basic question of what I am about. I am not your enemy. I am not here to troll,flame, or start troubles.  I want to survive WSHTF, TEOTWAWKI, and the government thug squad round ups. Simple enough to jot down, very difficult to prep for!

And as for any government stooge who is monitoring this site, forum, and is feeding a data base....well, suffice it to say, your equal to what the large rooster is about to purge...

thanks for your time, RUNT PUP
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Apple on August 09, 2008, 02:56:42 pm
Welcome on board RP... Looks like we're seeing about the same thing coming. I'm not certain the rooster's return is imminent, but Peak Oil sure is gonna bite.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: zeke105 on August 11, 2008, 12:43:59 pm
Hello, my name is Zeke. I just heard about this website from a person on another website, and so far, it looks pretty dang cool  :mellow:.

As for me,  I do system administration at a university library to help support my family, but for fun I run an Alt News website to help out with the infowar. Being an IT guy, it seemed to be the only logical solution to making a difference with my given skills. Actually, I had to teach myself web stuff, because I had no clue. Looking back, the first design was laughable.  :rolleyes: I guess now it's about decent. Check it out sometime if you're into Alt News, Documentaries, and Online Books. I'm an info junkie myself. I guess that's why I'm trying to put so much stuff on there. But anyway, I think the links should show up in my signature if you're interested. I look forward to meeting some cool people on these boards. -Zeke
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Mr. Dare on August 11, 2008, 01:28:06 pm
Welcome Zeke105 as well! Good to have you on board. Lots of cool people here to meet, I'll be checking out some of the sites you have in your sig line, looks interesting.  :mellow:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: TLDfree on August 15, 2008, 02:24:22 pm
Hello... I homeschool 5 young'ns, hubby is a retired marine, I served short stint in the Navy hospital corps.. have been self-learning & teaching my kids natural healing/edible foods/survival, etc. awhile now. Hoping it's not too late for us....I've been watching things awhile & am feeling the changes are coming quickly.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: TLDfree on August 15, 2008, 09:26:21 pm
oohRAH!!

(http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s181/dufresnet9/emoticons/usmc5.gif)

Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: vonuvan on August 16, 2008, 08:37:19 am
I thought that one a marine always a marine was a point of faith.  So a ex- is?
The oath continues forever, so why not the mindset?
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: vonuvan on August 16, 2008, 07:22:54 pm
I thought that one a marine always a marine was a point of faith. So a ex- is?
The oath continues forever, so why not the mindset?

 When I was enjoying the warm embrace of MCRD San Diego, we always said, "Goodnight Chesty wherever you are".    We never said "Goodnight Smedley wherever you are"

I assume "Chesty" was not a favorite dancer at the local bar.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: socalserf on August 16, 2008, 07:28:48 pm
The USM reference to Chesty is Chesty Puller.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chesty_Puller
He was the Uber Dude!
I've read a couple of biographies about him. What really interests me about his career was
all the time he spent in brush wars as a small unit leader.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: vonuvan on August 16, 2008, 07:33:06 pm
The USM reference to Chesty is Chesty Puller.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chesty_Puller
He was the Uber Dude!
I've read a couple of biographies about him. What really interests me about his career was
all the time he spent in brush wars as a small unit leader.


Thank you for the link, socalserf.
It's interesting that both Puller and Smedley Butler are the most decorated, depending on where you look.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: santiago johimbe on August 17, 2008, 04:56:18 pm
Hello.

I was drawn to this place from the ASO board, after reading/posting to a thread involving the Tony Hollick
drama on GYHD. I'm goind to register there, too. If anyone posts on the Free Talk Live board, I have an
account there, too.
Looks like a lot of good people, so I hope we get along well.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: socalserf on August 17, 2008, 05:59:26 pm
Ah, Welcome again!
ASO? I'm not very well travelled on the web, could you enlighten me?



Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: santiago johimbe on August 18, 2008, 10:22:24 am
Ah, Welcome again!
ASO? I'm not very well travelled on the web, could you enlighten me?





A Small Orange. The webhost for GYHD.
I don't know what constitutes threadjacking around here, but
I must clarify my post on the other thread. When I mentioned
people with all the answers, that was specifically directed to
"Anduril", who seems to have a "final solution" for everything.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Klapton Isgod on August 18, 2008, 10:44:38 am
Ah, Welcome again!
ASO? I'm not very well travelled on the web, could you enlighten me?





A Small Orange. The webhost for GYHD.
I don't know what constitutes threadjacking around here, but
I must clarify my post on the other thread. When I mentioned
people with all the answers, that was specifically directed to
"Anduril", who seems to have a "final solution" for everything.


Interesting choice of words...
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: santiago johimbe on August 18, 2008, 10:49:23 am
Ah, Welcome again!
ASO? I'm not very well travelled on the web, could you enlighten me?





A Small Orange. The webhost for GYHD.
I don't know what constitutes threadjacking around here, but
I must clarify my post on the other thread. When I mentioned
people with all the answers, that was specifically directed to
"Anduril", who seems to have a "final solution" for everything.


Interesting choice of words...

Thanks. I think.

It seems like history is filled with people who have all the answers, and
they seem to have left the bloodiest pages for our history books.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Sister Wolf on August 18, 2008, 08:57:18 pm
I'm not particularly new.  Just a lurker, and a dual citizen here (now) and gyhd (for over a year).  :)  But hi all!

It seems like history is filled with people who have all the answers, and
they seem to have left the bloodiest pages for our history books.

Indeed.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Mr. Dare on August 18, 2008, 09:03:40 pm
Welcome Sister Wolf,  :hello: Hope you like it here as well, I find both places refreshing in their own ways.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Sister Wolf on August 18, 2008, 09:11:42 pm
Welcome Sister Wolf,  :hello: Hope you like it here as well, I find both places refreshing in their own ways.

Thanks, Mr. Dare.  I do like some of the threads here.  :)  They're very informative!  I was here before the split too (as a member), so... I've been here on and off for over a year as well.

Actually, connecting some of the names and faces from that freedom outlaws website is part of why I'm back.  I loved seeing your photos all mingled in with ours and then looking at posts, and actually being able to connect "Mama Liberty"'s face with her posts, as well as some of the others.  I think it's neat.  :)

Anyway, thanks for the welcome! ;D
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: da gooch on August 18, 2008, 09:29:00 pm
Welcome Sister Wolf,  :hello: Hope you like it here as well, I find both places refreshing in their own ways.

Thanks, Mr. Dare.  I do like some of the threads here.  :)  They're very informative!  I was here before the split too (as a member), so... I've been here on and off for over a year as well.

Actually, connecting some of the names and faces from that freedom outlaws website is part of why I'm back.  I loved seeing your photos all mingled in with ours and then looking at posts, and actually being able to connect "Mama Liberty"'s face with her posts, as well as some of the others.  I think it's neat.  :)

Anyway, thanks for the welcome! ;D

A Welcome Back seems to be in order, So ....  Welcome Back Sister Wolf.

Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Sister Wolf on August 18, 2008, 09:31:52 pm
 :hello: t'anks gooch!
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Memnoch_The_Devil on August 19, 2008, 12:05:25 am
Welcome Sister Wolf...
~Memnoch, The Devil  :angel11:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Anduril on August 19, 2008, 03:19:36 am


         "Hello!"   :mellow: :mellow: :mellow:

          [ FX: "How nice, to have you here!" ]

           http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-6572435749625059488&ei=td6pSKb8BZa8igKYhInNDw&q=Shampoo+trouble&vt=lf

           Regards,

           Anduril

Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: MamaLiberty on August 19, 2008, 11:35:10 am
Welcome, Sister Wolf! PM if you'd like to chat. I know a number of good wolf people. LOL
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Sister Wolf on August 19, 2008, 12:14:12 pm
Thanks, guys!  ^_^
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: EwB on August 19, 2008, 03:58:05 pm
Welcome sister Wolf

 Werewolf!
 Werewolf?
There.
 What?
There, wolf. There, castle.


 :evil:  just vait for zee full moon,   Aoooooh!

EwB
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Sister Wolf on August 19, 2008, 05:56:29 pm
Welcome sister Wolf

 Werewolf!
 Werewolf?
There.
 What?
There, wolf. There, castle.

 Pardon me boy, is this the Transelvania station?  *laughs*  Thanks, EwB.  :)
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: EwB on August 19, 2008, 08:17:11 pm
feeling a little Abby Normal today.

Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: santiago johimbe on August 19, 2008, 08:24:58 pm
Should have picked out one of the other brains.
 ^_^
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: MK-ORION on September 06, 2008, 09:16:08 pm
Hello all.

MK-ORION is both a program name and an individual.

I've lurked here on and off for some time.  Registered as a user, lurked some more then decided to post when I could get non-attributable comms. 

I live and work somewhere in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Statistical Area.  I'm not from around here and I'm going back from whence I came, then to parts unknown.

I have a lengthy military career.  Pretty good one really.  Over 20 years and counting.  I am the backbone of the U.S. Army.

I'm gulched, anonymously, at a sensitive and undisclosed location.  This is a interim site until I finish downshifting and get my small business off the ground. 

I was a Libertarian, then a libertarian, now I border somewhere near market anarchist and libertarian.  I was previously a Democrat and a Republican. 

I've seen the enemy and it is government.  I don't blame republicans or democrats.  I blame them both.  More, I blame the electorate.

I will not vote except under certain circumstances.  Ron Paul is one of those circumstances and even then, it's kinda touchy.



Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: socalserf on September 06, 2008, 09:43:00 pm
Welcome MK-Orion!

Looks like you are in the right place.

Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: da gooch on September 07, 2008, 02:43:12 pm
feeling a little Abby Normal today.



Ahem ....

Does your Significant Other and Her Mother know about this ? ?

[/sick humor]

Welcome to you  MK-Orion


edit to correct a really silly mistake  :rolleyes:  ahem ....
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: da gooch on September 07, 2008, 02:51:17 pm
Hello all.

MK-ORION is both a program name and an individual.

I've lurked here on and off for some time.  Registered as a user, lurked some more then decided to post when I could get non-attributable comms. 

I live and work somewhere in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Statistical Area.  I'm not from around here and I'm going back from whence I came, then to parts unknown.

I have a lengthy military career.  Pretty good one really.  Over 20 years and counting.  I am the backbone of the U.S. Army.

I'm gulched, anonymously, at a sensitive and undisclosed location.  This is a interim site until I finish downshifting and get my small business off the ground. 

I was a Libertarian, then a libertarian, now I border somewhere near market anarchist and libertarian.  I was previously a Democrat and a Republican. 

I've seen the enemy and it is government.  I don't blame republicans or democrats.  I blame them both.  More, I blame the Lazy, Politically Apathetic, Self-Centered, Irresponsible electorate.

I will not vote except under certain circumstances.  Ron Paul is one of those circumstances and even then, it's kinda touchy.





Seconded.
With ....
Just a little clarification/definition on my part, Hope you don't mind.

Welcome .... once again.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Bill St. Clair on September 07, 2008, 05:57:42 pm
Actually, connecting some of the names and faces from that freedom outlaws website is part of why I'm back.  I loved seeing your photos all mingled in with ours and then looking at posts, and actually being able to connect "Mama Liberty"'s face with her posts, as well as some of the others.  I think it's neat.  :)

Interested in sharing your face on FreedomOutlaws.com (http://freedomoutlaws.com), Sister Wolf?
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Mr. Bill on September 07, 2008, 10:00:49 pm
Interested in sharing your face on FreedomOutlaws.com (http://freedomoutlaws.com), Sister Wolf?

Hee hee hee.  Search the photos carefully, and understanding will come unto you.  :mellow:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Bill St. Clair on September 08, 2008, 06:42:39 am
Interested in sharing your face on FreedomOutlaws.com (http://freedomoutlaws.com), Sister Wolf?

Hee hee hee.  Search the photos carefully, and understanding will come unto you.  :mellow:


Well, I did that already, and I came up with a theory, "wolf" being the operant similarity. So I'll go with that. Thanks.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Myrkul on September 08, 2008, 04:55:58 pm
I wasn't aware of the Picture site until now... :doh:

Added my pic.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: shine0854 on September 12, 2008, 05:06:01 am
I have just discovered this site and am very glad that I did.  I read myself to sleep yesterday in the gulch forums. 

Hello all, it is a pleasure to be here.

My location is Atlanta (Decatur) GA.  I have a two acre property with a 1957 home on it just 15 minutes from downtown.  The prevailing socio-economic situation is bringing forth the basic instincts that were my raison d'etre in my earlier years.  It has been a torturous road that brought me to this place in time and I now know that no matter what the government says, I have lived correctly with the earth.  My hope is to become as self sufficient as possible on my little space.  I am an original lone wolf and have a hard time reaching out to other people.  Our collective survival however depends on each other so my instinctive 'aloneness' is a trait I have decided must be amended.  I will be a regular visitor here and appreciate the opportunity to express this freedom, however fragile it may be.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: socalserf on September 12, 2008, 07:59:18 am
Welcome.
This is a good place for "lone wolves".
You can have as much or as little interaction as you like.
Either way, the company is great. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
Welcome again.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Anduril on September 12, 2008, 08:27:20 am

    Added my photo as of 1985..

     A fellow has to have _some_ anonymity...    :ph34r:

     Cordially

     Anduril
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: da gooch on September 12, 2008, 07:09:23 pm
Welcome to you Shine0854

 Freedom Outlaws link (http://freedomoutlaws.com/)

Is the Place to post your photo IF you feel the desire to publicly express your personal commitment to personal Liberty / personal Freedom in our lifetime. [This is purely voluntary ....]

We are Not Afraid of big gov or any other tyrant.

We are Free and that makes us Outlaws to this fascist government.

For more info ....
The Nature and Process of this website (http://freedomoutlaws.com/natureandprocess.html)



edit to include the nature and process linky
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on September 13, 2008, 05:05:25 am
,,,
I was a Libertarian, then a libertarian, now I border somewhere near market anarchist and libertarian.  I was previously a Democrat and a Republican. 

I've seen the enemy and it is government.  I don't blame republicans or democrats.  I blame them both.  More, I blame the electorate.

I will not vote except under certain circumstances.  Ron Paul is one of those circumstances and even then, it's kinda touchy.





Welcome, MK-ORION and all the others who have joined since last time I welcomed all the newcomers. MK-ORION, are you familiar with The Voluntaryist (http://www.voluntaryist.com/)? Juat thought I'd stretch that market anarchist / libertarian idea a bit.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: shine0854 on September 13, 2008, 05:54:57 am
Thanks for the welcoming notes.

If I had to describe my politics, I would have to say I am an anarchist.  My radicalness came at an early age and was formed on the heels of mistreatment and rejection.  Fortunately I had been exposed to a caring and loving environment up to the age of 5 so all was not lost for the formulation of an acceptable human.  That exposure allowed me to realize that the life which was forced upon me was the exception, not the rule and my strength came from that knowledge.

Currently, my voting rights have been taken from me by the convicted felon clause which to me, is a point to be argued even though I believe that the vote in our country is so corrupted as to be totally ineffective anyway.  It is the mere denial of this that I have an issue with.  I live by their rules and pay taxes and am accountable in every way because I am pursued and forced to do so, but at such time as I am able, I am well versed in how to drop off the radar and will be glad to get back to that safe place again in my life.

This site is very refreshing mentally, I knew I was not alone.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: MK-ORION on September 14, 2008, 08:45:44 pm
Ragnar,

Thanks for the the link. Looks intriguing. I'll check it out.






Quote

Welcome, MK-ORION and all the others who have joined since last time I welcomed all the newcomers. MK-ORION, are you familiar with The Voluntaryist (http://www.voluntaryist.com/)? Juat thought I'd stretch that market anarchist / libertarian idea a bit.
Quote
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: canadian on September 18, 2008, 12:15:38 am
Hello there. Long time lurker, first time poster here.

My exact location I would prefer to keep to myself for the time being, but I am indeed Canadian.

My interests include localization, expanding Canadian self-defense rights and realpolitik.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Myrkul on September 18, 2008, 04:20:58 am
Welcome canadian. :)

Hopefully, you'll fit right in.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: canadian on September 18, 2008, 11:33:57 am
Thank you, it's good to be here.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: S. Jester on September 29, 2008, 01:56:00 am
Hi

I've been lurking for quite a while. Claire may recognise me, but if not, I don't blame her.

I would have to say I'm an individualist and an anarchist but not a chaos-ist. Is that even a word?  ^_^

I won't say exactly where I am except on the north-east coast starting with a J...  somewhere.  ;  )


S.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: weaselope on September 29, 2008, 02:26:54 am
Hello, my name is Dave and I am from Southern California, Orange County to be exact.  It looks like you've got a great site here.  I am interested in learning about what to do when tshtf and meeting others similarly situated in southern california...
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Elias Alias on September 29, 2008, 02:46:49 am

    Added my photo as of 1985..

     A fellow has to have _some_ anonymity...    :ph34r:

     Cordially

     Anduril


No fair, Anduril! One does not post one's picture anonymously, lol! Try again please...

Salute!
Elias
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Anduril on September 29, 2008, 09:55:26 am

    Added my photo as of 1985..

     A fellow has to have _some_ anonymity...    :ph34r:

     Cordially

     Anduril


No fair, Anduril! One does not post one's picture anonymously, lol! Try again please...

Salute!
Elias

      :mellow:

"Freedom means doing whatever you damn well please, without harming others." -- Barry M. Goldwater

     [ FX: (Goes into D.O.T. mode -- 'Dwell On Trivia') ]

     It's a good photograph! Professional!   :mellow:

     I mean -- you have (PERSONAL INFORMATION REMOVED by Mr.Dare) there, fer Chrissake!!!

      Whadda you want -- my name and address? Telephone number??   Google Earth??

      Tony Hollick, LightSmith,   :ph34r:
 
       4, Grayling House,
       Canford Road,
       Westbury-on-Trym,
       BRISTOL BS9 3NU
       England
       European Union

       Tel: (0117) 950 4914 anytime

        Anduril at STARGATE.uk.net

        ------------ * * * * * ------------

PS:   http://www.pattern.com/wizards.html

PPS: What do you think of the Controlled Demolition of the US Banking Industry?   :mellow:

     
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Elias Alias on September 30, 2008, 01:26:12 am

    Added my photo as of 1985..

     A fellow has to have _some_ anonymity...    :ph34r:

     Cordially

     Anduril


No fair, Anduril! One does not post one's picture anonymously, lol! Try again please...

Salute!
Elias

      :mellow:

"Freedom means doing whatever you damn well please, without harming others." -- Barry M. Goldwater

     [ FX: (Goes into D.O.T. mode -- 'Dwell On Trivia') ]

     It's a good photograph! Professional!   :mellow:

     I mean -- you have (PERSONAL INFORMATION REMOVED by Mr Dare) there, fer Chrissake!!!

      Whadda you want -- my name and address? Telephone number??   Google Earth??

      Tony Hollick, LightSmith,   :ph34r:
 
       4, Grayling House,
       Canford Road,
       Westbury-on-Trym,
       BRISTOL BS9 3NU
       England
       European Union

       Tel: (0117) 950 4914 anytime

        Anduril at STARGATE.uk.net

        ------------ * * * * * ------------

PS:   http://www.pattern.com/wizards.html

PPS: What do you think of the Controlled Demolition of the US Banking Industry?   :mellow:

     

Points:
1: You're of course free to post a picture of yourself which does not reveal yourself, but, on a site which exists for people to identify how they look as real people by posting their photographs, what's the point of posting a photograph which does not accomplish the mission/purpose of the site? See what I mean? It's not logical...

2. Regarding your PS http://www.pattern.com/wizards.html I must say that by the time I got half-way through that essay I was certain that I should reciprocate for you. Thank you for a nice link! :) By way of return, here's a brief take on wizardry for you -

http://www.jeffersonrivercoalition.com/Solve_et_Coagula.htm

Enjoy!
Salute!
Elias
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Anduril on October 01, 2008, 02:16:12 pm

   Nice!

   Have you seen the movie "Reign of Fire" [2002]?

   There's a cool PS2 computer game on the theme:  I have both.

    Cordially,

     Anduril

 
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Mr. Dare on October 01, 2008, 10:44:31 pm
Anduril, it is fine to post your personal information if you wish, but others may not appreciate you posting theirs without permission. I made the changes to remove such information from your previous post unilaterally as it violates the terms of service:

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1.  Civility:  TMM asks that all participation in the forums be civil and respectful.  Posts which are defamatory, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, or violate another individual's rights may be deleted.

Posting a person's full name without their consent violates their right to privacy (unless that person is a well known public figure who's name is already widely published). If you have any further questions, PM me or another Moderator here. I hope this matter need go no further. To avoid this problem in the future, please use screen names when referring to members of this and other forums. Thanks for your cooperation.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Elias Alias on October 02, 2008, 11:36:22 am
Thank you, Mr. Dare. Good work. :)

Salute!
Elias
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Anduril on October 03, 2008, 03:30:40 am

    Added my photo as of 1985..

     A fellow has to have _some_ anonymity...    :ph34r:

     Cordially

     Anduril


No fair, Anduril! One does not post one's picture anonymously, lol! Try again please...

Salute!
Elias

      Whew...   :mellow:

      How about "Wire-haired Man-Goblin"?

      No, that's been used already... Besides, I'm not 'wire-haired' and I'm not an Orc...  :ph34r:

      [ FX: "Must try harder..." ]

      Cordially,

      Anduril

Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: SactoRunner on October 23, 2008, 08:38:47 pm
Hi everyone.

I've been a lally gagger for about 5-6 years now.  I've stupidly wasted valuable time not preparing and now I have a foreboding sense that it's all too late.  I live in Sacramento with my wife and kid, but grew up in rural Shasta County, California.  When the SHTF in the next year or two I plan on being one of the first refugee's to take flight from Sacramento north to my home area.  Since I pretended like nothing was going to happen for so long, I have concentrated solely on foodstuffs, guns, and ammo.  Anything else is moot since I don't even have a four wheel drive truck(yet, lookin for a deisel).  I am ashamed of my current mindset since everyone I know would say, "you need help", even my wife, but when the whole global financial system comes crashing down she will thank me.  I do have a little brother who shares similar views.  He is training to be cop...smart kid.   

Anyways...I recently read Rawles fictional novel...pretty good read and a fairly plausible chain of events if you ask me!  For now, I keep my jobs, earn that paper, and buy those things that I won't be able to live without.  I just turned 30 years old and everything in my mind now is about preparation.  I may have kept it a secret, but I can no longer ignore it.  I hope that coming here will help in my quest to prepare for the inevitable.  In my gut, I feel there is a great wrongness in the world right now.  I can't explain it...I just feel it.  Something big is coming and I plan on being ready for it.

Here's to having enough time!   ^_^
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Elias Alias on October 23, 2008, 08:56:44 pm
Hi everyone.

I've been a lally gagger for about 5-6 years now.  I've stupidly wasted valuable time not preparing and now I have a foreboding sense that it's all too late.  I live in Sacramento with my wife and kid, but grew up in rural Shasta County, California.  When the SHTF in the next year or two I plan on being one of the first refugee's to take flight from Sacramento north to my home area.  Since I pretended like nothing was going to happen for so long, I have concentrated solely on foodstuffs, guns, and ammo.  Anything else is moot since I don't even have a four wheel drive truck(yet, lookin for a deisel).  I am ashamed of my current mindset since everyone I know would say, "you need help", even my wife, but when the whole global financial system comes crashing down she will thank me.  I do have a little brother who shares similar views.  He is training to be cop...smart kid.   

Anyways...I recently read Rawles fictional novel...pretty good read and a fairly plausible chain of events if you ask me!  For now, I keep my jobs, earn that paper, and buy those things that I won't be able to live without.  I just turned 30 years old and everything in my mind now is about preparation.  I may have kept it a secret, but I can no longer ignore it.  I hope that coming here will help in my quest to prepare for the inevitable.  In my gut, I feel there is a great wrongness in the world right now.  I can't explain it...I just feel it.  Something big is coming and I plan on being ready for it.

Here's to having enough time!   ^_^

Welcome, SactoRunner.
You've just echoed the sentiment of many who come here, and many who've been here for a while but who are renewing their commitment to survival duing coming death-throes of the imperial dragon. Lot's of Americans still do not know what you see, and I've got no crystal ball, but I think preparedness truimps denial every time. Good on ya!

I too have read Rawles' book, and found it packed with a lot of very practical and useful info. I see it as an important addition to any freedom lover's home library.

Thanks for signing on; welcome aboard!
Salute!
Elias
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: SactoRunner on October 23, 2008, 10:57:55 pm

Welcome, SactoRunner.
You've just echoed the sentiment of many who come here, and many who've been here for a while but who are renewing their commitment to survival duing coming death-throes of the imperial dragon. Lot's of Americans still do not know what you see, and I've got no crystal ball, but I think preparedness truimps denial every time. Good on ya!

I too have read Rawles' book, and found it packed with a lot of very practical and useful info. I see it as an important addition to any freedom lover's home library.

Thanks for signing on; welcome aboard!
Salute!
Elias

Thank you, though I feel more foolish than most since I have seen this coming since 2004.  I continued to rent when everyone I knew was jumping on the "American Dream" bandwagon.  I am foolish for waiting until the final moments of the American Empire to begin preparing.  A library is one thing I have.  I've been buying do-it-yourself, survivalism, and a wide array of other books for years.  The only thing I am missing is a comprehensive gardening book.  I have a good supply of heirloom seeds refridgerated until needed, but I am a city slicker right now and ignorant of growing anything.  In any case, I am here mostly to learn about food storage techniques that will be my family's most immediate concern when the SHTF.  Growing is something that will only be a concern if I survive long enough to find a place to stay for a while.  lol

I'll be lurking and exploring the forum, nice to meet you!
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: mutti on October 24, 2008, 08:01:58 am
For food storage, try searching here (http://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?board=33.0) to answer some of your questions. For some Nurseries near you for future planning try here (http://faq.gardenweb.com/faq/lists/calif/2005115423030453.html). Looks like this one  (http://www.capitalnursery.com/) is nice size and might be near you. One thing you might consider doing is beebopping over there and study what they have that grows/produces locally or where you want to go. Have some "potted trees" for pretty while you are in Sacramento, but if you have advance notice and have to head up to the Shasta area you could take them with you.

Welcome and hope you find what you are looking for.
Mutti
(who used to live at 3035 Sacramento Street, Redding, CA. and could see Mt. Shasta way off in the distance while playing in the dump. That brings back good memories!)
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Junker on October 24, 2008, 04:10:00 pm
Ahah, Mutti the Dump Player!

I played in the swamp...small town, Brighton, NY.

Turtles and frogsters and snakes, oh my!
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: SactoRunner on October 24, 2008, 08:35:15 pm
For food storage, try searching here (http://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?board=33.0) to answer some of your questions. For some Nurseries near you for future planning try here (http://faq.gardenweb.com/faq/lists/calif/2005115423030453.html). Looks like this one  (http://www.capitalnursery.com/) is nice size and might be near you. One thing you might consider doing is beebopping over there and study what they have that grows/produces locally or where you want to go. Have some "potted trees" for pretty while you are in Sacramento, but if you have advance notice and have to head up to the Shasta area you could take them with you.

Welcome and hope you find what you are looking for.
Mutti
(who used to live at 3035 Sacramento Street, Redding, CA. and could see Mt. Shasta way off in the distance while playing in the dump. That brings back good memories!)

That's some good info.  Thanks!  I grew up in Cottonwood...  love the area.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: da gooch on October 24, 2008, 08:52:14 pm
Ahah, Mutti the Dump Player!

I played in the swamp...small town, Brighton, NY.

Turtles and frogsters and snakes, oh my!

Strategic Air Command runway aprons ....
[Literally.  Our scouting area was down near the end of the runway in a nearly untouched woodlot. What a good place to hangout that was .... sigh ....]

My Mom's folks came to visit when we lived on base in the Kansas City area and they could not believe that we slept through the "scramble" at 03:00.  [Four fighters launched in as short a time span as possible = a scramble][Four birds - two "wings" all on afterburners is a little noisy.  I do have to admit ....]
 
Noise at 3 in the morning ?  What noise ?
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Anduril on October 25, 2008, 11:27:53 am
Ahah, Mutti the Dump Player!

I played in the swamp...small town, Brighton, NY.

Turtles and frogsters and snakes, oh my!

Strategic Air Command runway aprons ....
[Literally.  Our scouting area was down near the end of the runway in a nearly untouched woodlot. What a good place to hangout that was .... sigh ....]

My Mom's folks came to visit when we lived on base in the Kansas City area and they could not believe that we slept through the "scramble" at 03:00.  [Four fighters launched in as short a time span as possible = a scramble][Four birds - two "wings" all on afterburners is a little noisy.  I do have to admit ....]
 
Noise at 3 in the morning ?  What noise ?

       Ah!  Another military brat!   You become more interesting...    :mellow:

        Cordially,

        Anduril

Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: A_LittleBirdy on October 25, 2008, 01:02:13 pm
Hello to all, I don't intend to post often but when I do it is very informative or helpfull.  Click my name to see my post, or click http://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=17666.0

Tweet :psm: Tweet :psm:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: xpm60 on October 25, 2008, 08:09:22 pm
Hello, and I am glad to see so many freedom loving people.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: gulcherville on October 26, 2008, 09:46:00 am
Hello,
    I have been coming in reading post as a guest for some time now, figured it was time to sign up. From what I have read so far, I wish most of you were my neighbors. There is tons of great information and knowledge in here.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Junker on October 26, 2008, 12:10:51 pm
Tweet
(http://www.delanion.com/xg/Sparrow.jpg)

Well come, goodly people. Enjoy.


Note too our developing Wiki info base, called Wolfekipedia (http://thementalmilitia.com/wiki/Table_of_Contents), linked
on the front page at the upper right corner. There you can read and
add any info you may have an interest in.

Also, see "Where We Be (http://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=7483.0)" for an idea of who's in your area.
NB: It's a purely voluntary listing. Add yours only if you want to.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: gulcherville on October 26, 2008, 03:34:27 pm
hello, new member from maine, former NBC specialist in the Marine Corps, commercial ship captain and salvage diver, just got back from another trip to haiti, those folks live off the grid because there is no grid to live on. learned a few lesson while i was there
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Claire on October 26, 2008, 04:42:11 pm
hello, new member from maine, former NBC specialist in the Marine Corps, commercial ship captain and salvage diver, just got back from another trip to haiti, those folks live off the grid because there is no grid to live on. learned a few lesson while i was there

Welcome, gulcherville! Sounds as if you're going to fit right in here -- and bring us some new expertise in a few areas, as well.

I expect at least one member will be particularly glad to see you. Gooch -- who I bet will be saying his howdies soon -- is also a commercial ship captain.

Make yourself at home.

Claire
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: da gooch on October 26, 2008, 07:33:19 pm
hello, new member from maine, former NBC specialist in the Marine Corps, commercial ship captain and salvage diver, just got back from another trip to haiti, those folks live off the grid because there is no grid to live on. learned a few lesson while i was there

Welcome, gulcherville! Sounds as if you're going to fit right in here -- and bring us some new expertise in a few areas, as well.

I expect at least one member will be particularly glad to see you. Gooch -- who I bet will be saying his howdies soon -- is also a commercial ship captain.

Make yourself at home.

Claire

Gooch Who ?

Hey jar-head Welcome.  We have a member named devil-dog or I would have called you that ....
Navy Viet Nam era - Boilerman on the off chance you were even slightly interested....
For you and all of our new members may I say ....

Welcome ___To All________

I highly recommend The Freedom Outlaw's Handbook by Claire Wolfe [Claire's Amazon Store Link - Books] (http://astore.amazon.com/clairewolfeco-20/105-4750152-8362854) in case you haven't read it.

And this thread:

Thread 1 (https://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=14742.0)

and this thread:

Thread 2 (https://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=6039.0)

And I am finding this thread [Thread 3] (https://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=2027.0) very helpful in getting caught up with the rest of the folks here.

IF you're interested this is Where We Be (https://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=7483.0) ...

Oh and I am sometimes thought to be too helpful so be warned. :laugh:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Sister Wolf on October 30, 2008, 02:51:09 pm
Interested in sharing your face on FreedomOutlaws.com (http://freedomoutlaws.com), Sister Wolf?
Hee hee hee.  Search the photos carefully, and understanding will come unto you.  :mellow:
Well, I did that already, and I came up with a theory, "wolf" being the operant similarity. So I'll go with that. Thanks.

Thanks, Mr. Bill  :angel1:  Yeah, I'd have been wolfie here too, but you've already got a wolfie, and it's not me.  I'm excited that my pic and Sunni's are all neighborly on your freedom outlaw site, though!  :)  Anyway, Thanks for the invite, mister St. Clair!  And thanks to everybody else who welcomed me.  :)
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Secret Six on October 30, 2008, 03:03:23 pm
Greetings to all our new members and lets all Party Down for Freedom ! :occasion14:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Anduril on October 30, 2008, 05:41:16 pm

    Greetings to all our newcomers!   TMM gets better, richer and more diverse all the time.

     Best Wishes,

      Anduril

Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Hammer on November 02, 2008, 04:14:50 am
This is my first forum post anywhere. I introduce myself as Hammer (fits my personality). I am a self reliant hobby farmer that raises most everything we eat. I am also a bitter clinger! I am hoping to stick my toe in the water whenever I see something that needs a couple words from the fringe. I am not a Democrat, but I have a soft spot for those that are down. We have all been down once or twice. I am not a Republican, but I do believe in free markets. What I am is a rock-ribbed conservative. I DO NOT WANT THE GOVERNMENT involved in anything having to do with me.

I hope to get a lot from being on the site, and look forward to the variety of information here. God bless us all after Tuesday! Put your seat backs and tray tables up and put your seat belts on. It will be a bumpy ride!
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: ShortyDawkins on November 02, 2008, 04:44:26 am
  Welcome hammer! Grab a handful of nails and get to work. There is lots of good stuff on this forum, and lots of good folk.

  Shorty Dawkins
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Hammer on November 02, 2008, 05:03:13 am
Thanks for the welcome. But....

I use nail guns. God I love trigger time! I think I am gonna like this forum stuff. Like minds?

I have been readin' and thinkin' and doin' about self-reliance for goin' on 25 years. I been watchin' the skies for a 'Red Dawn' for a long time. Hoped it wouldn't come from within.

Lock and load.   
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: ShortyDawkins on November 02, 2008, 05:12:07 am
Thanks for the welcome. But....

I use nail guns. God I love trigger time! I think I am gonna like this forum stuff. Like minds?

I have been readin' and thinkin' and doin' about self-reliance for goin' on 25 years. I been watchin' the skies for a 'Red Dawn' for a long time. Hoped it wouldn't come from within.

Lock and load.   

   Yep, nail guns. Been there, done that. Was a carpenter for 25 years.
   Shorty Dawkins
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: MamaLiberty on November 02, 2008, 07:39:31 am
Welcome, Hammer! You sound like a good fit.

I love my trigger time too, but much prefer .45 rounds to nails. Raggin-fratzen idiots make it best to practice with .22 as much as possible, but they are not nearly as much fun.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Peregrin on November 03, 2008, 06:22:57 pm
Hello, all!  I'm so glad to find this forum.  This summer (starting around May/June, I think?) I read through all the Claire Wolfe blog archives (at billstclair.com) and three or four of her books, plus a bunch of other blogs and books (Strike the Root, Sunni & the Conspirators, Calculated Chaos, Anarchy and Christianity, etc.).  I'm really looking forward to voting for my favorite candidate tomorrow (Noah Buddie and his running mate, Nona T. Ubuv  :laugh:) and to reading/posting here as well.  I have lots of questions...guess I'd better start replying to some threads so I can work up to starting one or two of my own....
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: MamaLiberty on November 04, 2008, 07:24:09 am
Hello, all!  I'm so glad to find this forum.  This summer (starting around May/June, I think?) I read through all the Claire Wolfe blog archives (at billstclair.com) and three or four of her books, plus a bunch of other blogs and books (Strike the Root, Sunni & the Conspirators, Calculated Chaos, Anarchy and Christianity, etc.).  I'm really looking forward to voting for my favorite candidate tomorrow (Noah Buddie and his running mate, Nona T. Ubuv  :laugh:) and to reading/posting here as well.  I have lots of questions...guess I'd better start replying to some threads so I can work up to starting one or two of my own....

Welcome!

Good heavens, you have been very busy reading! Ask questions any time. Many of us here love to pontificate - but you have to make up your own mind about everything in the long run. :)
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: cakewalkr7 on November 05, 2008, 07:40:22 am
Hi everyone, noob here.  I was wondering if anyone knew of some good survival/retreat property realtors in Idaho?  We're looking at relocating there and we'd like to find a realtor who is used to looking for those types of properties.  Thanks very much!
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: pipedreams308 on November 05, 2008, 08:33:11 am
Monkey-wrencher from Oklahoma.  Nice to be here.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: NuclearDruid on November 05, 2008, 09:05:18 am
Monkey-wrencher from Oklahoma.  Nice to be here.

Welcome pd308! You're in OK huh? I'd appreciate it if you could check out my tree thread in Items Sought and see if there is anything you can help me with.

ND
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: rkintn on November 06, 2008, 10:37:10 am
Just wanted to say Hey from TN:)  A special friend of mine sent me the link. You've got a pretty interesting board here.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: MamaLiberty on November 06, 2008, 02:56:52 pm
Welcome, rkintn! Lots and LOTS of good stuff here. :)
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: freewoman on November 06, 2008, 07:41:28 pm
Just wanted to say Hey from TN:)  A special friend of mine sent me the link. You've got a pretty interesting board here.

Where in TN?  I lived in Chattanooga for 6 years; still miss the mountains.  Welcome aboard!
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: rkintn on November 06, 2008, 10:08:18 pm
Just wanted to say Hey from TN:)  A special friend of mine sent me the link. You've got a pretty interesting board here.

Where in TN?  I lived in Chattanooga for 6 years; still miss the mountains.  Welcome aboard!

East TN is absolutely gorgeous..unfortunately I live on the opposite end of the state lol  I'm in NWTN..close to the KY border.  It's nice but not nearly as pretty as East TN.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: freewoman on November 07, 2008, 04:59:10 pm
Well, rkintn, I do have to say that it's better than the People's Republic of Florida!  Welcome, at any rate.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Anduril on November 07, 2008, 06:34:42 pm

     rkintn:

        I like your Web Site!  :mellow:

         How far are you from Franklin, TN?  Ever been to Frank Dotson's Diner there?

          Eleutheria

          Anduril

Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: MrSpock on November 08, 2008, 06:50:50 am
I was invited to this forum.
So, here I am.

I am in the forum cyberspace since 1981 (using the same alias, MrSpock), much before the internet, since the days of BBSs. In fact, I ran my own BBS for seven years.

I like intellectual conversations, I like long and detailed logical opinions, I hate one-liners, personal insults. In fact, my motto is:"if I become the target of a post, I know I am right". Keep that in mind when you are about to write to me that "I am stupid", or anything similar.

In real life I am a physician, an obstetrician-gynecologist, practicing in a small rural town.

My basic political approach: I am strongly conservative, a "card carrying" Republican (yes, still, after the current fiasco :).

I am not a born American, and I am not a native English speaker, so forgive me for grammatical errors, I still make those here and there. I was born in Hungary, during the communist days, I grew up in Hungary and defected to the USA at age 26 (that's when I learned English). Now I am a US citizen.

Hobbies: participating in internet forums, writing computer programs (I even had one being published, sold in stores), music (listening, playing a little bit of keyboard, guitar, Q-Chord and my favorite choice of music is hard and soft rock), photography (like to make weird Photoshop collages), stereoscopic 3d (both in photography and playing games on the computer), chess (lousy), bridge (mediocre), here and there a bit of backgammon (mediocre).

I like to discuss politics, although lately I feel a bit burned out about it, so my secondary favorite topics are technology, philosophy in general.

Ask any questions for more details
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: freewoman on November 08, 2008, 07:26:53 am
Welcome, MrSpock!  You will find us to be a diverse group of folks; your interests overlap those of several individuals around these here parts.  Pull up a chair and make yourself at home.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: MamaLiberty on November 08, 2008, 07:40:59 am
Welcome indeed! We're glad to have you. Lots and LOTS of good folks here, plus the occasional idiot. Just ignore the idiots and we'll all be better off.

This board is moderated, but we have some strict rules that LIMIT US - the moderators, not so much the members. If you read the initial agreement carefully, you'll see exactly what I'm talking about.

Mama's rule: don't feed the trolls. :) I'm sure you'll quickly discover them. Please ignore them. We've tried to educate them and have given up. LOL
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Junker on November 08, 2008, 01:56:48 pm
I was invited to this forum.
So, here I am.
...

Welcome, MrSpock. Comfortable set of hobbies, likes, dislikes, &c. There are several here that
overlap yours, although our one med doc is gone(?)/long time since last post. She had her own
blog, but I've been gone from there for just as long.

Enjoy it here!
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Lazarus Long on November 09, 2008, 04:17:04 pm
Hi everyone, noob here.  I was wondering if anyone knew of some good survival/retreat property realtors in Idaho?  We're looking at relocating there and we'd like to find a realtor who is used to looking for those types of properties.  Thanks very much!

Are you aware of SurvivalRealty.com, which is connected with SurvivalBlog.com? I believe they've listed retreat properties in Idaho in the past, and may actually be local to the area, too.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: rkintn on November 09, 2008, 08:58:11 pm
Just wanted to say Hey from TN:)  A special friend of mine sent me the link. You've got a pretty interesting board here.

Where in TN?  I lived in Chattanooga for 6 years; still miss the mountains.  Welcome aboard!

East TN is absolutely gorgeous..unfortunately I live on the opposite end of the state lol  I'm in NWTN..close to the KY border.  It's nice but not nearly as pretty as East TN.

I've been trucking back and forth between Memphis and Nashville, and the fall colors are gorgeous.

Yes they are!  A nice change from the color brown that came along with the drought this year:)
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: rkintn on November 09, 2008, 08:59:30 pm

     rkintn:

        I like your Web Site!  :mellow:

         How far are you from Franklin, TN?  Ever been to Frank Dotson's Diner there?

          Eleutheria

          Anduril



Actually, Franklin is about 3 hours from me.  I've been to Franklin, but only to hit the local quilt shop LOL  I have never been to Frank Dotson's Diner.  Is the food good?
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Anduril on November 10, 2008, 04:29:50 am

     rkintn:

        I like your Web Site!  :mellow:

         How far are you from Franklin, TN?  Ever been to Frank Dotson's Diner there?

          Eleutheria

          Anduril



Actually, Franklin is about 3 hours from me.  I've been to Franklin, but only to hit the local quilt shop LOL  I have never been to Frank Dotson's Diner.  Is the food good?

        The food and atmosphere are great!  Exceptional.  Read the reviews on Google.

         The singer Nanci Griffith dines there when she's not on the road.

          I WORSHIP Nanci Griffith!  Saw her in performance at the Pigalle Club in London on my birthday this July.  Magnificent!

          Eleutheria,

          Anduril

Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: MrSpock on November 10, 2008, 06:35:15 am
Welcome, MrSpock!  You will find us to be a diverse group of folks; your interests overlap those of several individuals around these here parts.  Pull up a chair and make yourself at home.

Thanks. I am still trying to find my way around the software I am not very familiar with.
Like, where is it shown which post is a response which other post? I see a post number, but no reference to the source post.  I clicked on "Show new replies to your posts" and the message group comes up....to the beginning. Then I have to manually find the actual post, which may or may not being a reply to what I wrote. Kind of confusing.
And until I figure it out, I am not about to get into longer and deeper discussions, because I would hate to lose the continuity of thoughts.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: ShortyDawkins on November 10, 2008, 06:46:26 am
Welcome, MrSpock!  You will find us to be a diverse group of folks; your interests overlap those of several individuals around these here parts.  Pull up a chair and make yourself at home.

Thanks. I am still trying to find my way around the software I am not very familiar with.
Like, where is it shown which post is a response which other post? I see a post number, but no reference to the source post.  I clicked on "Show new replies to your posts" and the message group comes up....to the beginning. Then I have to manually find the actual post, which may or may not being a reply to what I wrote. Kind of confusing.
And until I figure it out, I am not about to get into longer and deeper discussions, because I would hate to lose the continuity of thoughts.

To view thread being discussed, click on the name of the thread at the top of each reply, i.e. "new member thread"
It will take you to the pertinent thread.

Shorty Dawkins
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Bill St. Clair on November 10, 2008, 06:49:48 am
Mr. Spock, in the list of posts you see when you click on a particular sub-form, e.g. "General Discussion" or in the "Show unread posts since last visit" and "Show new replies to your posts" lists, each topic that contains posts you have not read has a "New" button by it. Click that to go to the first unread post. TMM's forum software has only topics as organization, so the only way to see exactly which post someone is responding to is by looking at quotations. That encourages staying on topic, or creating a new topic if your response would be a threadjack. The moderators help with this by noticing if a threadjack has become a whole new topic and moving it to a topic of its own.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: MamaLiberty on November 10, 2008, 07:02:46 am
Thanks. I am still trying to find my way around the software I am not very familiar with.
Like, where is it shown which post is a response which other post? I see a post number, but no reference to the source post.  I clicked on "Show new replies to your posts" and the message group comes up....to the beginning. Then I have to manually find the actual post, which may or may not being a reply to what I wrote. Kind of confusing.
And until I figure it out, I am not about to get into longer and deeper discussions, because I would hate to lose the continuity of thoughts.

Nobody has mentioned the notification feature yet, so I will. When you post a response, click the bar at the bottom of the form that says "Additional Options." Select the top, left option to "notify me of replies." Then you will get an email notification when someone posts to that thread, whether it is actually a response to YOU or not. You'll only get the one notification unless you go read the thread, which then resets it to notify you of further posts. If you don't want further notification, just click on the "notify" button at the top next to "reply." You'll get a message box asking if you want to disable notification.

Don't hesitate to ask any of us if you have questions. :)
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: MrSpock on November 10, 2008, 07:05:53 am
Mr. Spock, in the list of posts you see when you click on a particular sub-form, e.g. "General Discussion" or in the "Show unread posts since last visit" and "Show new replies to your posts" lists, each topic that contains posts you have not read has a "New" button by it. Click that to go to the first unread post. TMM's forum software has only topics as organization, so the only way to see exactly which post someone is responding to is by looking at quotations.

That is pretty poor I must say. In fact, I think this would be the first such forum software I have seen that doesn't show who posted what a post is a reply to. And I can go back as far as 1981 to the old BBS softwares.

In fact, I wonder whether the forum software defaults may have been set wrong and the software allows such display. In case of low number replies, it is probably okay to browse through quotations, but if there is a high number of replies, or just simply high number of other posts, it kind of becomes difficult and confusing to follow a thread of thoughts, posts, replies. Don't misunderstand, I know I am new here, I know I have no right to criticize anything, but as a veteran cyberspace person, would like to help, if I can.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: MrSpock on November 10, 2008, 07:18:00 am
Thanks. I am still trying to find my way around the software I am not very familiar with.
Like, where is it shown which post is a response which other post? I see a post number, but no reference to the source post.  I clicked on "Show new replies to your posts" and the message group comes up....to the beginning. Then I have to manually find the actual post, which may or may not being a reply to what I wrote. Kind of confusing.
And until I figure it out, I am not about to get into longer and deeper discussions, because I would hate to lose the continuity of thoughts.

Nobody has mentioned the notification feature yet, so I will. When you post a response, click the bar at the bottom of the form that says "Additional Options." Select the top, left option to "notify me of replies." Then you will get an email notification when someone posts to that thread, whether it is actually a response to YOU or not. You'll only get the one notification unless you go read the thread, which then resets it to notify you of further posts. If you don't want further notification, just click on the "notify" button at the top next to "reply." You'll get a message box asking if you want to disable notification.

Don't hesitate to ask any of us if you have questions. :)

No, I don't want to be notified by email, but I would like to see who responded to whom in what post.
Are you sure this software is not capable to do that? In fact, I have never seen a forum software which didn't do that. Like in place of this:

     Re: New member intro thread
« Reply #608 on: Today at 07:02:46 AM »

It would also indicate that it is a response to # whichever. Something like this:

     Re: New member intro thread
« Reply #608 to post #602 on: Today at 07:02:46 AM »

In fact, I am almost sure I have seen other forums using this software, which did display this number.
In fact, I think nolajbs.net uses this software. And once that feature is turned on, if you click to find responses to your own posts, and click on one, it takes you exactly the post. You may want to check it out, it may only takes a small config change. The guy calling himself nolajbs runs the forum, you may want to ask him.


Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: MamaLiberty on November 10, 2008, 07:43:52 am
You ran WAAAAY past my understanding of forum software there. I hope one of the techy people here will answer you quickly. I can't really figure out what you are asking, even. <G>

In the meantime, there is a link to see all unread responses to your posts, right under the one for all new posts since your last visit. I don't use either one myself, since I watch only a few areas here and do get the email notification, which works best for me. I have a separate filter in my email for it, and only get one notification per thread at a time. I belong to another forum that sends a notification EACH time someone posts to a watched thread, and that can get annoying, but it doesn't happen at TMM. 

Anyway, I'm sure you'll figure out the best approach for you soon. :)
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Cymro on November 10, 2008, 08:22:22 am
Hello all!

Checking in here from the Lower Cape Fear region of Eastern North Carolina.  I'm a writer, a grad student, a politics enthusiast, an information junky, a preparedness geek, and a pretty good cook. I like reading, jazz, chess, guns, and a few other things.

I'm looking forward to learning a lot, contributing what I can, and getting to meet all of you. 

Cheers,

Michael
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Bill St. Clair on November 10, 2008, 08:55:07 am
No, I don't want to be notified by email, but I would like to see who responded to whom in what post.
Are you sure this software is not capable to do that? In fact, I have never seen a forum software which didn't do that. Like in place of this:

     Re: New member intro thread
« Reply #608 on: Today at 07:02:46 AM »

It would also indicate that it is a response to # whichever. Something like this:

     Re: New member intro thread
« Reply #608 to post #602 on: Today at 07:02:46 AM »

In fact, I am almost sure I have seen other forums using this software, which did display this number.
In fact, I think nolajbs.net uses this software. And once that feature is turned on, if you click to find responses to your own posts, and click on one, it takes you exactly the post. You may want to check it out, it may only takes a small config change. The guy calling himself nolajbs runs the forum, you may want to ask him.

Good idea. I've looked through the configuration options here, and on a newer SMF version, and can't find anything that looks like that. I also looked at SMF's Mod site, where they post modifications. Couldn't find anything like that there, either. I've registered at the nolajbs.net forum, and sent them email. If my email gets no response, I'll post a PM to nolajbs as soon as my registration is approved.

-Bill
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Sister Wolf on November 10, 2008, 10:21:10 am
No, I don't want to be notified by email, but I would like to see who responded to whom in what post.
Are you sure this software is not capable to do that? In fact, I have never seen a forum software which didn't do that. Like in place of this:

     Re: New member intro thread
« Reply #608 on: Today at 07:02:46 AM »

It would also indicate that it is a response to # whichever. Something like this:

     Re: New member intro thread
« Reply #608 to post #602 on: Today at 07:02:46 AM »

In fact, I am almost sure I have seen other forums using this software, which did display this number.
In fact, I think nolajbs.net uses this software. And once that feature is turned on, if you click to find responses to your own posts, and click on one, it takes you exactly the post. You may want to check it out, it may only takes a small config change. The guy calling himself nolajbs runs the forum, you may want to ask him.

Good idea. I've looked through the configuration options here, and on a newer SMF version, and can't find anything that looks like that. I also looked at SMF's Mod site, where they post modifications. Couldn't find anything like that there, either. I've registered at the nolajbs.net forum, and sent them email. If my email gets no response, I'll post a PM to nolajbs as soon as my registration is approved.

-Bill

It would require a reply button on every post.  As it is, we already have the "quote" button, which links to the exact post we're responding to, as well as the exact text we're responding to.  An extra reply button on every single post sounds redundant, but I checked the SMF mod site to be sure.  I highly doubt you're gonna get too much complaining if you ask a programmer to create a mod for you that adds a reply button to every post.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Anduril on November 10, 2008, 10:43:30 am
No, I don't want to be notified by email, but I would like to see who responded to whom in what post.
Are you sure this software is not capable to do that? In fact, I have never seen a forum software which didn't do that. Like in place of this:

     Re: New member intro thread
« Reply #608 on: Today at 07:02:46 AM »

It would also indicate that it is a response to # whichever. Something like this:

     Re: New member intro thread
« Reply #608 to post #602 on: Today at 07:02:46 AM »

In fact, I am almost sure I have seen other forums using this software, which did display this number.
In fact, I think nolajbs.net uses this software. And once that feature is turned on, if you click to find responses to your own posts, and click on one, it takes you exactly the post. You may want to check it out, it may only takes a small config change. The guy calling himself nolajbs runs the forum, you may want to ask him.

Good idea. I've looked through the configuration options here, and on a newer SMF version, and can't find anything that looks like that. I also looked at SMF's Mod site, where they post modifications. Couldn't find anything like that there, either. I've registered at the nolajbs.net forum, and sent them email. If my email gets no response, I'll post a PM to nolajbs as soon as my registration is approved.

-Bill

         Thanks very much for this, Bill.  I wish all SysOps were as competent as you!   :mellow:

         Eleutheria

          Anduril

Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: cakewalkr7 on November 10, 2008, 12:42:31 pm
Hi everyone, noob here.  I was wondering if anyone knew of some good survival/retreat property realtors in Idaho?  We're looking at relocating there and we'd like to find a realtor who is used to looking for those types of properties.  Thanks very much!

Are you aware of SurvivalRealty.com, which is connected with SurvivalBlog.com? I believe they've listed retreat properties in Idaho in the past, and may actually be local to the area, too.

Yes, I have visited that site.  I did speak via email with the owner of the site and he is a 3rd party between me and a realtor who handles idaho properties.  I was just hoping others might know of any other realtors in the area that work specifically with retreat properties.  I can't really afford additional 3rd party fees right now so I don't think he'll be an option.  Thanks though.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Bill St. Clair on November 10, 2008, 01:10:49 pm
nolajbs responded to my query. The "reply to" feature on their forum is custom code that somebody there wrote. nolajbs no longer knows how to contact that programmer. Due to their customizations that make their site unique, they cannot upgrade to newer versions of SMF. We have the same problem, unless I lose some of our features. Haven't yet seen a good enough reason to upgrade to bother with it.

My programming chops are likely up to the task of creating the "Reply to" customization, but unless more than one person really really wants it, I doubt I'll spend the time.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: MamaLiberty on November 10, 2008, 03:14:42 pm
Bill, it might help if someone could clearly outline just what he's suggesting. I still don't really understand what Spock's asking for! LOL
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Bill St. Clair on November 10, 2008, 03:46:53 pm
Bill, it might help if someone could clearly outline just what he's suggesting. I still don't really understand what Spock's asking for! LOL

Right now you have two choices for posting a reply in a topic. You can click the "Reply" button near the top or bottom of the page, or you can click the "Quote" button on a post. The former gives you a post with a title that looks like this:

Quote
Re: New member intro thread
« Reply #617 on: Today at 02:10:49 PM »

The latter gives you the same title, but a post that begins like this:

Quote
Quote from: Lazarus Long on November 09, 2008, 05:17:04 PM

where that text is a link to the quoted post.

Spock would like an additional "Reply" button on each post, possibly instead of the "Reply" buttons at the top and bottom of the page, which would create a new post with a different title:

Quote
Re: New member intro thread
« Reply #608 to post #602 on: Today at 07:02:46 AM »

Where "#602" is a link to the replied-to post.

nolajbs.net actually uses a title like:

Quote
Re: COMRADE BARAK OBAMA IS NOT AMERICA'S NEXT PRESIDENT
on: November 07, 2008, 05:16:33 AM » Post #80324  Reply to:  TomTomKlub, at Post 80322

Where "TomTomKlub" links to that member profile page and "80322" links to that post.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on November 10, 2008, 03:52:36 pm
I don't think it is worth the effort. I prefer what we have to threaded forums. I have been in a few different threaded forums and find that it takes way too much of my time to work down into the thread and back up.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Bill St. Clair on November 10, 2008, 04:27:17 pm
It wouldn't change the organization of the posts. You'd still see a topic with a bunch of posts. The thread structure would be encoded only in the changed title lines and their links.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: da gooch on November 11, 2008, 10:24:14 am
Welcome to all who have registered since my last Howdy.



Bill [BSC] isn't the screen handle as a search subject enough to get one to the post originator ?
I too have [once or twice] wandered back through the thread history looking for the "Exact quote"  BUT For Myself the extra linkages wouldn't be really necessary. Not being a semanticist or lawyer has it's advantages now and then .... life is just so much simpler.
ALSO ....
If it is gonna cause you to have to put in mucho hours of programming labor then we would have to double your pay package. 
So let's see Bill's current pay package equals exactly Zero.
[Plus much admiration and gratitude from the membership ....]
So ....
Zero plus Zero comes up to .... Nada.
Yeah we can afford that.

 IF YOU want to do the extra slave labor.

IF I were asked I'd be in Mama Liberty's  "HUH ?" camp/group.

Maybe some of the more 'puter literati here abouts should start another thread to figure this out ?

Just askin' ....
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Bill St. Clair on November 11, 2008, 10:50:43 am
I'm not tempted to implement that new feature. Neat idea. Not worth my time. If someone were to offer 15 or 20 ounces of silver, however... :)
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: MrSpock on November 11, 2008, 10:57:19 am
nolajbs responded to my query. The "reply to" feature on their forum is custom code that somebody there wrote. nolajbs no longer knows how to contact that programmer. Due to their customizations that make their site unique, they cannot upgrade to newer versions of SMF. We have the same problem, unless I lose some of our features. Haven't yet seen a good enough reason to upgrade to bother with it.

My programming chops are likely up to the task of creating the "Reply to" customization, but unless more than one person really really wants it, I doubt I'll spend the time.

Reply to #617

Well, thanks for trying.
From here on I will include it manually to every response I write and I encourage others to do the same. It is a negligible effort, yet it would make following a thread so much easier. Perhaps if you made an announcement and ask others to follow would be a reasonable idea.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: MrSpock on November 11, 2008, 11:03:25 am
Bill, it might help if someone could clearly outline just what he's suggesting. I still don't really understand what Spock's asking for! LOL

Reply to MamaLiberty, Post #618

Something like that :)
Generated automatically of course.
I didn't invent the thread idea, it is as old as cyberspace communication itself. I ran a forum for seven years, back in the 1980s, the board softwares already had this feature.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: MrSpock on November 11, 2008, 11:10:46 am
I don't think it is worth the effort. I prefer what we have to threaded forums. I have been in a few different threaded forums and find that it takes way too much of my time to work down into the thread and back up.

Reply to RagnarDanneskjold, Post #620

You don't always have to do that. In fact, I seldom use the thread type of display itself. Only it is just much easier to locate posts specifically to you, and easier to follow posts, in case if you want to refresh your memory what was written previously. I don't mind to manually write it into my posts, a few more seconds, no big deal, but it is still not "clickable" this way (if you wanted to go back to #620, and from there on to whichever previous one in the thread)
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Klapton Isgod on November 11, 2008, 11:54:57 am
If you click in a quoted post where it says "Quote from: blah blah" this is actually a link back to that post so you can jump to it.

Also, near the top of the screen, right under the "show unread posts since last visit" is a linkie for "show new replies to your posts."  I think these might help you quickly locate what you want?
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Apple on November 11, 2008, 02:32:53 pm
If you click in a quoted post where it says "Quote from: blah blah" this is actually a link back to that post so you can jump to it.

Right. And I don't think reply #'s are stable: If someone withdraws their post, all subsequent posts will be renumbered. Ouchie.

And Bill, if you are itching to put in some programming time, how about that "Super Ignore" thingy that a few members—including myself—have been asking for? ;)

(Note how I've just addressed 3 posts, only 1 of which I quoted. How would that figure into the scheme, exactly? :P)
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: MamaLiberty on November 11, 2008, 02:54:23 pm
Bill, it might help if someone could clearly outline just what he's suggesting. I still don't really understand what Spock's asking for! LOL

Right now you have two choices for posting a reply in a topic. You can click the "Reply" button near the top or bottom of the page, or you can click the "Quote" button on a post. The former gives you a post with a title that looks like this:

Ok, I think I see what he's talking about. The way threads are right now works for me, and I don't have time to go pawing back through old stuff anyway. LOL

But the killer would be the idea that a withdrawn post - or when a topic is split or merged - would mess up what Mr. Spock wants anyway. If he can fix that in his own stuff to serve his purpose, I suspect that takes care of it. 

Thanks for explaining it. I was totally lost. :)
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on November 11, 2008, 03:18:14 pm
I don't think it is worth the effort. I prefer what we have to threaded forums. I have been in a few different threaded forums and find that it takes way too much of my time to work down into the thread and back up.

Reply to RagnarDanneskjold, Post #620

You don't always have to do that. In fact, I seldom use the thread type of display itself. Only it is just much easier to locate posts specifically to you, and easier to follow posts, in case if you want to refresh your memory what was written previously. I don't mind to manually write it into my posts, a few more seconds, no big deal, but it is still not "clickable" this way (if you wanted to go back to #620, and from there on to whichever previous one in the thread)

Well, to me your numbers are not all that helpful. If the post you are replying to is quoted, the link to the quoted post is clickable. I will not be changing my habits to include a #. I generally quote the post I am replying to and replace most of it with ellipses leaving enough text to get the gist of what I am replying to.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on November 13, 2008, 03:23:24 pm
Peabody, here, and this is my boy, Sherman and the Wayback Machine, which I built and which, like everything I build works flawlessly.

Ha Ha.

Some are aware of it, and others, I'm sure, are not. We used it a while back to try to bring some of the nostalgia of the original TMM to view. Never heard it called Peabody's, before, but I like that.

Do you know that the illustrating of Rocky and Bullwinkle was outsourced to Mexico? that was 40 years ago. No one was bitchin' then.

Also, I think Bill St. Clair has an archive of most of Claire's stuff.

And welcome aboard.
:icon_pirat:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on November 13, 2008, 04:12:19 pm
sunuva...

I didn't kno...
Watch me pull a rabbit out of my hat.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Klapton Isgod on November 13, 2008, 04:33:16 pm
sunuva...

I didn't kno...
Watch me pull a rabbit out of my hat.

AGAIN!?! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PrEkbIHlV1E)
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Bill St. Clair on November 13, 2008, 07:53:51 pm
sunuva...

I didn't kno...
Watch me pull a rabbit out of my hat.

AGAIN!?! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PrEkbIHlV1E)

That trick never works.

Don't know my own strength.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Bill St. Clair on November 14, 2008, 06:40:34 am
Fascinating!

As a new member, we were trying to get a 'feel' for the people who have joined the Mental Militia Forum by looking at what subjects captured their interest the most. In the first eight pages under the heading General Discussion, the tag line Silly Stuff was the hands down winner by a far margin at 79 pages, 1176 posts and nearing 32,000 reads.


I guess you haven't yet encountered the Twinkies (https://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=2214.0) thread, in "Gulching/Self-Sufficiency". 198 pages. 2956 posts. 64,931 reads. And a faithful following that responds quickly whenever it falls off of the first page for its board.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Klapton Isgod on November 14, 2008, 07:57:53 am
Quote
I guess you haven't yet encountered the Twinkies thread, in "Gulching/Self-Sufficiency". 198 pages. 2956 posts. 64,931 reads. And a faithful following that responds quickly whenever it falls off of the first page for its board.

Actually, Bill, my Kathleen did make mention of that, but I had forgotten. Thanks; it only helps to make my point.

Well...  There's serious discussion that happens here.  But all work and no play makes Jack a very dull boy.  Being serious ALL the time, especially talking about the continual efforts of the State to control our lives and erode our liberty, can be pretty darned depressing.  You gotta laugh at something to keep from crying sometimes.

A thought just occured to me...  In all the different threads and articles I've read about preps for TSHTF or EOTWAWKI, I've seen lots of checklists.  I don't recall ever seeing "Sense of Humor" being on any of them.  I suspect, however, that having one would be truly essential to surviving any doomsday scenario with one's sanity intact.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Anduril on November 14, 2008, 12:51:31 pm
Absolutely essential, IOHO's!

We could put it in the First Aid section of our list!

http://www.holisticonline.com/Humor_Therapy/humor_therapy_benefits.htm

"A clown is like an aspirin, except that it works twice as fast."-- Groucho Marx

         You are indeed most welcome!

          And I like your 12pt Garamond typeface!  I sit back in an armchair and can switch the picture fom a 19" LCD moitor to a 32" LCD Sony Bravia HD TV.  With P-in-P...   :mellow:

          Regards,

           Tony

Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Junker on November 14, 2008, 02:18:45 pm
Absolutely essential, IOHO's!

Don't forget your Twinkies!!!


Oh yeah, 'n' keep yer powder dry!


Iow, welcome both/all of Suverans2.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Anduril on November 15, 2008, 02:55:09 am
Quote
You are indeed most welcome!

Thank you very much, but perhaps not everyone shares that sentiment.

Wow! on your "19" LCD moitor to a 32" LCD Sony Bravia HD TV.  With P-in-P..."

We'd be embarrassed to tell you the kind of equipment we work with.


        No, go on!

         It's the quality of the posts that really matters, not the kit.

         Besides, I'm "poor." I probably get less than you do...

         I just like nice things.  I wanted Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany...

         http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=neuschwanstein+castle+pictures&sourceid=navclient-ff&ie=UTF-8&rlz=1B3GGGL_enGB289GB289&aq=t

            :mellow:

             But upkeep needed staff, and loadsofmoney...

              Cordially

              Anduril

PS:  However, Enya has a castle just outside Dublin...  But she has over $100 million from her music...  Well deserved...   :mellow:

Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Traveler on December 02, 2008, 07:11:45 pm
Hi all.  Short into here - I've been noodling around the forum for maybe 6 weeks or so & decided to register, as it might be a good fit. 

I've long been interested in self-sufficiency, and find these times to be more and more constricting when it comes to wanting to be left the hell alone from helicoptering mommy-state activities.  Living below the radar, or at least presenting enough of a persona so people have a comfortable label to paste on my face is second nature.  This forum seems to cover a lot of territory, and I hope at some point to make a useful contribution.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Junker on December 02, 2008, 07:14:02 pm
Hi all.  Short into here - I've been noodling around the forum for maybe 6 weeks or so & decided to register, as it might be a good fit. 

I've long been interested in self-sufficiency, and find these times to be more and more constricting when it comes to wanting to be left the hell alone from helicoptering mommy-state activities.  Living below the radar, or at least presenting enough of a persona so people have a comfortable label to paste on my face is second nature.  This forum seems to cover a lot of territory, and I hope at some point to make a useful contribution.

:thumbsup:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: da gooch on December 02, 2008, 10:35:51 pm

Welcome Traveler

Once you get past that 5 post hurdle you will be able to start your own threads.
[It's a spambot repellent type tool]
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: PrayerOfFaith on December 03, 2008, 12:48:38 am
Hello,
 I am Denise, married to Brian 19 years and blessed with five children whom I home school in Southern Mississippi. We are creators of the 9/11 Truth and Freedom from Deception group here in Mississippi. We have accomplished much, but need to focus now on last minute prep for what will soon come. Enjoyed reading your boards so far, thanks for the great information!
~Denise
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: padre29 on December 03, 2008, 09:48:24 pm

Welcome PrayerofFaith, looking forward to reading your writing.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: synchro on December 21, 2008, 10:28:08 am
I go by synchro.
Followed the Survivalblog link in from Rawles site.
Been off grid in the S/W Colorado canyons for
the last ten years.
Current project:  Learning to roast coffee beans after learning that green beans
store Much longer.  Remember I said off grid - no electric roasters here.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Get Ready on December 21, 2008, 10:51:49 am
I go by synchro.
Followed the Survivalblog link in from Rawles site.
Been off grid in the S/W Colorado canyons for
the last ten years.
Current project:  Learning to roast coffee beans after learning that green beans
store Much longer.  Remember I said off grid - no electric roasters here.

How are you posting without electricty? ^_^
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Wyomiles on December 21, 2008, 11:10:46 am
Howdy synchro, I think many here would be interested in hearing more about your experiences. 10 years of off grid must give you lots of good info to pass along.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: synchro on December 21, 2008, 11:17:10 am
How are you posting without electricty? ^_^

Plenty of electricity, all from the sun.
Just not enough to waste on an inductive heating element.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: jamie on December 21, 2008, 11:18:39 am
Howdy synchro, I think many here would be interested in hearing more about your experiences. 10 years of off grid must give you lots of good info to pass along.


I second that.  Were you  around Dove Creek when the problems happened 10 or so years ago?
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: synchro on December 21, 2008, 11:25:45 am
 Were you  around Dove Creek when the problems happened 10 or so years ago?


Close enough to be very aware, but not so close as to be directly affected.
One of the players was in a friend of a friends circle.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: anvil on December 23, 2008, 10:33:03 pm
hi I'm new to this fourm stuff found yall threw the survival blog, been reading and cant get enough of the info  hope to share some thoughtsand usefull info .I'm into camping offroading blacksmithing 'any thing iron' thats why the name anvil
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Junker on December 24, 2008, 02:22:13 pm
hi I'm new to this fourm stuff found yall threw the survival blog, been reading and
cant get enough of the info  hope to share some thoughtsand usefull info .I'm into
camping offroading blacksmithing 'any thing iron' thats why the name anvil

Cool, Anvil. Sometimes other things get banged on here...

      :violent1:        or even        :deadhorse:

leading to

                             :BangHead:


but, it is more often planning and production, leading
to solutions, sometimes good and sometimes unexpected.

In any case, welcome and enjoy.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Sam on December 25, 2008, 07:55:34 am
I just learned that I can not start a new thread.

Hello.
I tell everybody to call me sam.  I been preaching conservatism for some time, mostly in trucker forums.   Currently, I'm in Jacksonville, FL, overwhelmed, and trying to come up with a plan.

I decided to panic, a couple of months ago.
Then, I found support, clarification and amplification, for that which caused me to panic.  If I can figure out the right forum  how, I'll post some stuff.  I guess I'll have to piggy back on an existing thread.

Trucking has been tough.  I thought I could outlast the competition...
It seems that freight has been slowing faster than the failures, and the failures are pretty high.

Anyway, I'm ill prepared and about to lose my trailer.  Pictures and description are on my Yahoo 360 page.  At least I don't have to worry about truck payments.

Current fuel on board, gives me a range of about 800 miles.  Sometimes, I think about moving an hour West, and finding a hole near a river, to hide out.
Then, I think about Idaho, which ranked the top spot, on an exhaustive study.

So, here I am - looking for answers.
Since I'm about to turn 56, I'm not sure I would be able to live off the land.  I am convinced that it will be necessary, though.  I feel like I can do a lot, but I know that I don't bounce so good, no more.  It would help if I had some smarts, as well.

Sam
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Mr. Dare on December 25, 2008, 10:30:22 am
I just learned that I can not start a new thread.

Try it now, :mellow: we set it up so you have to have five posts before you can start a thread to make it harder for "spam bots" to trash the forum with junk. It works pretty well. Once your status changed from "provisional" to "newbie" you can start threads for discussion.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Junker on December 25, 2008, 01:37:52 pm
Hi there, Sam (1953). There are many types of FreedomOutlaws (http://freedomoutlaws.com). So stick around,
read, meet some, and enjoy your stay. Lots of ideas here.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Sam on December 25, 2008, 08:49:41 pm
Thank you, Mr. Dare.  I thought it was 3 or 5.

Hi there, Sam (1953). There are many types of FreedomOutlaws (http://freedomoutlaws.com). So stick around,
read, meet some, and enjoy your stay. Lots of ideas here.

Thanks, Junker.
It's done, after a re-sizing.

It is great to find a source, for ideas.
I fear that time has run out, though.

I expect anarchy in the streets, by March or April, at the latest.
I could be wrong, but all indications point to too many losing their homes, and many more to follow.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: A Nonny Mouse on December 28, 2008, 03:15:20 pm
This is more properly a reintroduction rather than an introduction.  I used to post here back when it was the Claire Files, but when the URL changed and Claire's site closed I lost contact.  I've continued to read Claire's writings at Backwoods Home and so it was a great pleasure to discover today that this place still exists.

So once again, I'm Sherri and I live on a few acres in central Indiana.  I'm in my mid-40's, married, with a 3 year old son and another child (a girl) due in March.  I enjoy gardening, cooking, spinning, knitting, and reading.  We've had to scale back on our self-reliance efforts for a while but I'm hoping to put in a garden and get started with chickens again this year.  I'm not much for politics but I do think we're in for some interesting times ahead. 

Sherri
aka CeltiaSkye
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: MamaLiberty on December 28, 2008, 03:29:32 pm
Welcome back! I always enjoyed your posts. Visit the gulching section here. Lots of good stuff going on there. :) 
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Joel on December 28, 2008, 03:31:55 pm
Welcome back!   :hello:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: coloradohermit on December 28, 2008, 03:43:56 pm
Nice to see you, Nonny! I think of you whenever I make your spectacular White Chocolate Cranberry cookies.
I"ve made about 6 dozen of these so far and I"m still getting requests for more.

White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies   

2/3 C butter, softened
1 1/2 C brown sugar
2T honey
1 egg
1 tea vanilla

2 C flour
1/2 C oatmeal
1/2 tea each salt, baking soda, cinnamon

1 c dried cranberries
1/2 c white chocolate chips
1/2 c chopped nuts

cream together butter, sugar, and honey, beat in egg and vanilla.

Mix together flour, oatmeal, salt, soda, and cinnamon. Gradually stir into butter/sugar mixture.

Add cranberries, white chocolate chips, and chopped nuts.

Drop by teaspoon onto baking sheet. Bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes. Makes approx. 2 1/2 dozen (less if you like to eat the raw dough like I do!)

I line my cookie sheets with parchement paper and move the oven rack to the upper position so that the bottoms won't burn. Bake them for the shortest time listed, they may look a little underdone when you first take them out. Take them off the cookie sheet to cool. I cool mine on sheets of waxed paper on the countertop, I move the sheet every few minutes as the counter absorbs the heat.


Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Junker on December 28, 2008, 07:27:35 pm
Well, and again well,

bunches of nice to see you've returned, A Nonny.

Best to you and family. Enjoy.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: NuclearDruid on December 29, 2008, 11:08:23 am
Welcome back Nonny!

ND
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: da gooch on December 29, 2008, 12:02:51 pm

Me Too .... Welcome Back

Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: A Nonny Mouse on December 29, 2008, 09:43:05 pm
Thanks everyone.  I'm looking forward to getting caught up on things.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Claire on December 30, 2008, 06:51:10 am
Oh, Ms. Mouse! It never occurred to me that we'd have lost anybody because of the ownership/name switchover -- especially anybody as well-loved as you. I'm sorry that happened -- but very glad you found your way back.

Claire
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Lightning on December 30, 2008, 12:01:10 pm
Yay!  It's NonnyMouse!   :mellow:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Zookeeper on December 30, 2008, 10:15:01 pm
Hello Everyone,  I am the Head Zookeeper of our His ,Mine Ours and Somebody Else's Family. I have been lurking and reading for awhile and finally decided to join and put my 2 cents in.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: OLD TIRED RN on December 31, 2008, 12:37:12 am
Welcome, Zookeeper.  Good to have you on board.  Now we hope you'll drop by the thread on where you are from and give us a peek as to your general location.

                                                      RN
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: coloradohermit on December 31, 2008, 06:46:22 am
Hello Everyone,  I am the Head Zookeeper...
^_^
Welcome Zookeeper.  I think you'll fit in just fine here.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: redeye202 on January 03, 2009, 03:51:25 pm
Hi all,
I am redeye202,aka Tom, i found this forum thru a survival blog and have lurked here for a while,thought i should join,so i did.
Seeing what is going on in the world and in our country as of late i think it's time to get ready for wtshtf.
I'm 59+yrs old,wife,2 kids still at home and i intend to get things in order for them to survive in the coming times ahead with the help and information from the people here as well as trying to help others here if i can.
redeye202
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: UnkleKronik on January 07, 2009, 03:04:54 am
glad to have found this place
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: MamaLiberty on January 07, 2009, 07:49:36 am
Welcome to all new members! Pull up a chair and fasten your seatbelt (if you like). We often have a wild ride around here! :)
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Jim West on January 10, 2009, 10:41:04 pm
Hi all! I can't believe I forgot about this forum.I'm a refugee from some other site's where ugly has become the norm. MamaLiberty I thought I had an account here.I tried my user name with my passwords and my local forum user name and got a big zed.If I have another account here it would be before Katrina.But most likely I'm getting old and forgot.Nice digs.   Jim
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: da gooch on January 11, 2009, 12:30:49 pm
Welcome Jim West, UnkleKronik, redeye202 and anybody else I may have missed.

I highly recommend The Freedom Outlaw's Handbook by Claire Wolfe [Claire's Amazon Store Link - Books] (http://astore.amazon.com/clairewolfeco-20/105-4750152-8362854) in case you haven't read it.

And this thread:

Thread 1 (https://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=14742.0)

and this thread:

Thread 2 (https://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=6039.0)

And I am finding this thread [Thread 3] (https://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=2027.0) very helpful in getting caught up with the rest of the folks here.
Also ....
IF you're interested this is Where We Be (https://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=7483.0) ....
[Although it could be updated sometime soon to be much more helpful .... ]

Oh and I am sometimes thought to be too helpful.     :ph34r:

{Especially for a pirate ....}  :icon_pirat:

edit to add comment about updating  ....
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Mr. Dare on January 11, 2009, 12:35:29 pm
Hi all! I can't believe I forgot about this forum.I'm a refugee from some other site's where ugly has become the norm. MamaLiberty I thought I had an account here.I tried my user name with my passwords and my local forum user name and got a big zed.If I have another account here it would be before Katrina.But most likely I'm getting old and forgot.Nice digs.   Jim
   Jim, we recently purged a bunch of inactive accounts, so if you haven't been around in a long time it could have gotten sent to the dump bin... sorry for the inconvenience, but hey, here you are! welcome back. :hello:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Lorenzo Poe on January 13, 2009, 07:43:40 pm
I have been lurking here for awhile and finally decided to join.
Military background, married w/2 sons. 13yo and 21 yo currently deployed to SEAsia.
Safety ENGR by training, own a small farm 15 miles from my birth place. Own cows, horses and dogs. Will add chickens this spring.
Leatherworker, basket weaver, chair caner for fun and profit.
Looking to add blacksmithing to it.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Scarmiglione' on January 14, 2009, 08:05:26 am
Sounds like a good collection of skills and assets!  Welcome!
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Who...me? on January 17, 2009, 11:30:21 am
Hi folks,
 Just a family man stuck in the northeast for now. Have been into preparedness for a long time now but am always looking for new ideas.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: true american on January 18, 2009, 08:56:41 pm
Hello all, glad to be among friends !
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Scarmiglione' on January 18, 2009, 09:01:58 pm
Welceome Who Me and true american!

We've got lots of topics going on all kinds of stuff.  Feel free to add your experiences too!  Don't worry if you want to comment on an up old thread, we kinda like that.  And once you get five replies under your belt, you start your own topics!

Scarmig
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: true american on January 18, 2009, 09:07:01 pm
Thanks scarmig !  I've been lurking around also.  Great threads.  I'll get more involved as time rolls by, provided that we all still have the ability to communicate via the net.

Tough times are gettin tougher !  Pray hard and prepare harder !!!
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: MamaLiberty on January 19, 2009, 10:18:53 am
Hi all! I can't believe I forgot about this forum.I'm a refugee from some other site's where ugly has become the norm. MamaLiberty I thought I had an account here.I tried my user name with my passwords and my local forum user name and got a big zed.If I have another account here it would be before Katrina.But most likely I'm getting old and forgot.Nice digs.   Jim

Glad you came back!! Welcome, and don't be a stranger now. :)
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Hollywoodgold on January 19, 2009, 05:53:24 pm
Thanks scarmig !  I've been lurking around also.  Great threads.  I'll get more involved as time rolls by, provided that we all still have the ability to communicate via the net.

Tough times are gettin tougher !  Pray hard and prepare harder !!!

Hey True, from what part of the Great State do you hail?

 I am in Central.


Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: true american on January 19, 2009, 07:07:15 pm
To my last 2 new friends MamaLiberty and HollyWoodGold.....There is too much good stuff going on here to stay away for long ! And hey HollyWoodGold, I'm from down around Houston way, digging in for the things to come !

Everyone know your "field of fire" !!
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: da gooch on January 19, 2009, 07:11:19 pm


And I'm south of HollywoodGold.

South Central.

 
Welcome to the boards.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: true american on January 19, 2009, 07:44:43 pm
Thanks gooch !
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Hollywoodgold on January 19, 2009, 09:36:23 pm
To my last 2 new friends MamaLiberty and HollyWoodGold.....There is too much good stuff going on here to stay away for long ! And hey HollyWoodGold, I'm from down around Houston way, digging in for the things to come !

Everyone know your "field of fire" !!

True:

I work in Houston on many an occasion so good to have a neighbor aboard, particularly a well armed one. There are many a wise people on this site so I am certain you'll find much to do and say.

Best

DS


Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: true american on January 19, 2009, 09:45:22 pm
What do you do for a living "O Golden One?
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Hollywoodgold on January 19, 2009, 10:32:57 pm
What do you do for a living "O Golden One?

Daytime Urban Planner. Not popular on many Libertarian sites as most believe this is Guvmint work which it isn't. I was accosted at a Ron Paul meeting in Houston because the accoster assumed I was a Guvmint activist.

DS
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: MamaLiberty on January 20, 2009, 02:14:08 pm
Daytime Urban Planner. Not popular on many Libertarian sites as most believe this is Guvmint work which it isn't. I was accosted at a Ron Paul meeting in Houston because the accoster assumed I was a Guvmint activist.

Ok, I'm going to make a smart alec remark... A "daytime" urban planner? Who's the nightime urban planner? What does a urban planner do, and who in the world wants to plan an urban but government? Curious minds would love to know.

Too off topic, I know... maybe start a new one? Or tell me to buzz off.  :laugh:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: padre29 on January 20, 2009, 02:28:27 pm
What do you do for a living "O Golden One?

Daytime Urban Planner. Not popular on many Libertarian sites as most believe this is Guvmint work which it isn't. I was accosted at a Ron Paul meeting in Houston because the accoster assumed I was a Guvmint activist.

DS

Heretic! Burn Him!

 :laugh:

It is odd that someone with access to decision makers would be scorned, it should work the other way around.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Hollywoodgold on January 20, 2009, 04:20:40 pm
What do you do for a living "O Golden One?

Daytime Urban Planner. Not popular on many Libertarian sites as most believe this is Guvmint work which it isn't. I was accosted at a Ron Paul meeting in Houston because the accoster assumed I was a Guvmint activist.

DS

Heretic! Burn Him!

 :laugh:

It is odd that someone with access to decision makers would be scorned, it should work the other way around.

Padre:

Yeh, I get burned all the time...

The accoster simply didn't understand the profession and asssssssumed that all planners were statists and worked for "da man".

If he'd given any thought to the issue, he'd have realized that we are all planners at some level, I am "expert" and specialized in "land" planning. I represent private sector interests almost exclusively. Anyway, isn't preparedness the ultimate in planning and therefore all of us here are planners in some regard.

DS
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: true american on January 20, 2009, 06:43:36 pm
I agree "O Golden One". Having worked with many Developers in my career field, planning is a necessity for all of us!
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Stonewolf on January 28, 2009, 11:17:44 pm
Hello there.
Brand new to this forum, and an awful long way from the US, in a country with radically different laws. We do not have rights here, rather we have privileges granted by the constitution, and as such they can be taken away. This is not something that i like the idea of at all. Political activism within this forum seems to be limited to mostly American domestic issues, so i am not sure that i will have a great deal to contribute there, but in many of the other topics you will see me popping up.
not going to post any of my im addresses tho, if you want to know you have to ask ok? Sorry if that seems a little bit paranoid, but hey..... i am sure that most of you can relate.

Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: padre29 on January 28, 2009, 11:34:43 pm
Hello there.
Brand new to this forum, and an awful long way from the US, in a country with radically different laws. We do not have rights here, rather we have privileges granted by the constitution, and as such they can be taken away. This is not something that i like the idea of at all. Political activism within this forum seems to be limited to mostly American domestic issues, so i am not sure that i will have a great deal to contribute there, but in many of the other topics you will see me popping up.
not going to post any of my im addresses tho, if you want to know you have to ask ok? Sorry if that seems a little bit paranoid, but hey..... i am sure that most of you can relate.



Welcome to TMM Stonewold.

Do what you can, chill out, enjoy the company of like minded people.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: SkipNChurch on January 31, 2009, 01:34:22 pm
Folks,

Signed up a bit back, been reading, trying to catch up and get the fell of the House.

KevinL, professional goof off, medically retard, err, retired, and trying to stuff my teen son with as much Freedom as can be done in time I have left.

Living in an area that is mostly ag-industrial farmers and crop land, one might figure that Freedom has a good solid "lock" on thinking. 'taint so I'm afraid to report.
Seems that the further we go into the "Gee stroke of the pen, money from Gobbers" era, the more folks want "theirs".

With a few like minded folks we  do group buys,  purchase in bulk, and try to standardize "important things".

Low key, try to keep politics and religious affairs to the venues where appropriate, keep our people educated and ready for whatever happens.

Ms. Wolfe, I met Kemp on an on.line discussion group now many years ago, the "Guns Save Lives" list. He is responsible for me finding your works, and in turn hopping off the damn fence and into the middle of the thickets..

Think I'll enjoy reading here, and hope in turn I'll have something to add. ;)


kevinL
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: MadBadger on February 05, 2009, 08:19:25 pm
Howdy, all.  Long time lurker from St. Louis checking in!
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: OLD TIRED RN on February 05, 2009, 10:03:12 pm
Hi Madbadger. Welcome.  And welcome to all other new members of recent date.  I haven't had much time to be here lately what with my son's wife being hospitalized with illness AGAIN.  FINALLY doing better and back at home. With what has happened to health care in recent years it's a good thing I became an RN about 20 years ago and paramedic in a bit more recent years, but I digress.

Hope you'll enjoy your stay.  Also, maybe you and I can get some talking in on St. Louis Cardinal Baseball on the side. In my life there is my dedication to and love for my church/God, Wife, Family, Country, and St. Louis Cardinal Baseball.  Can't wait for the "Hot Stove League" for this winter to be over and the "Grapefruit/Cacktus" league of Spring Training to begin.   Just hoping We will have the pitching to make a run at going deep in competition this year.

                                                              RN
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: stainzblue on February 06, 2009, 02:54:03 pm
Hello All:  I'm a new person (male) to these forums.  I live somewhere north of Manhattan and south of Montreal, east of the Hudson River and west of Connecticut, in the very un-free state of NY.  I share my life with 3 kids, 2 dogs, and my spouse (female.)  I was always too liberal for conservatives and too conservative for liberals.  I have not voted since 2000 because it's not worth the gas or the time.  Purchased my first firearm November 12th 2008 and have not stopped since.   Shortly after purchasing my Mossberg 500 Mariner I discovered Claire and have read 179 Things to do till...    Needless to say my life has changed very much, and for the better.  I just shredded my credit cards (but didn't cancel the accounts yet, still need that credit for now.)  I only buy with cash and anonymously.  I'm on a "no prisoners" mission to get out of debt and off the grid.  My wife's on board but very jealous of Claire...  I have a massive intellectual crush on her!
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: OLD TIRED RN on February 06, 2009, 04:22:12 pm
Stainzblue, tell your wife not to worry about Claire as hardly any of us have even ever seen her or know where she lives.  You have landed right in the big middle of the "Claire Fan Club" so you should fit right in. As far as getting out of debt first, I'd set up that emergency fund and ammo/arms/food/medicine before trying to pay off the last cent to some criminal who runs a credit card company.  I know we have to pay them, but I'd eat before I'd worry about paying those low life shylarks.  If they didn't do business with credit cards, they would be on the corner charging by the week and having bone crushers working for them.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Hollywoodgold on February 06, 2009, 08:15:58 pm
Hello All:  I'm a new person (male) to these forums.  I live somewhere north of Manhattan and south of Montreal, east of the Hudson River and west of Connecticut, in the very un-free state of NY.  I share my life with 3 kids, 2 dogs, and my spouse (female.)  I was always too liberal for conservatives and too conservative for liberals.  I have not voted since 2000 because it's not worth the gas or the time.  Purchased my first firearm November 12th 2008 and have not stopped since.   Shortly after purchasing my Mossberg 500 Mariner I discovered Claire and have read 179 Things to do till...    Needless to say my life has changed very much, and for the better.  I just shredded my credit cards (but didn't cancel the accounts yet, still need that credit for now.)  I only buy with cash and anonymously.  I'm on a "no prisoners" mission to get out of debt and off the grid.  My wife's on board but very jealous of Claire...  I have a massive intellectual crush on her!

Blue guy:

Nothing better than to not owe anything to anyone for anything... Hang tough. There is no reason or purpose to apologize for being debt free. It is a form of purity.

Best to you.

Debt free here too...

BR/DS


Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: MamaLiberty on February 07, 2009, 10:22:51 am
Welcome, everyone! I've not looked at this thread in a while... writing a book. Anyway, that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it. LOL

Debt free, living in wild and wonderful, gun friendly Wyoming!

MamaLiberty
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Neophyte on February 10, 2009, 08:19:46 am
Hello everybody.

I think I registered here a long time back, but couldn't remember the name or password or anything, so I started fresh.

In anycase, i'm a liberty-interested high school senior from St.Paul MN.

Hope to grow out of newbie status soon.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: OLD TIRED RN on February 10, 2009, 10:21:09 am
Welcome Neophyte.  You are just the kind of folks we need here in a Liberty/Freedom forum.  We need young folks to come and step up as those of us who are older fall by the wayside.  Ron Paul drew more young folks than he did any other age group in the last election cycle.  Good young folks who love freedom/liberty; thinkers who would not just swallow the "koolaid" of the liberals who elected the "savior" who is leading us even further down the RED pathway to collectivism, socialism.

Forgive the mini rant and welcome aboard. 

                                       RN
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Constable on February 18, 2009, 07:00:38 am
Hi! I'm a very hard-core libertarian from Pennsylvania, but I can't find too many "birds of a feather." Most libertarians don't care for guns, and most gun-owners aren't libertarians. That kind of thing. TMM looks like the closest thing to home I've found in a long time.

Pardon me for not posting here first. I found the thread about "Any other LEOs blogging here?" and posted to it.

Thanks!
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Klapton Isgod on February 18, 2009, 07:29:07 am
Welcome, Constable!  I'm currently in PA too, but will be making my escape to WA, ID, or MT this summer.  The PA Libertarian party has a forum, though it has relatively low activity.  http://www.lppa.org/component/option,com_smf/Itemid,60/  Being LP, however, you will get a mix of purist libertarians and the arch-conservative flavors.  This place tends to be much more vigorous in its discussions of ZAP and so forth, and is mostly populated with full-on anarchist libertarians.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: da gooch on February 18, 2009, 07:48:32 pm
"anarchist libertarian"  klapton ?
oxymoron ?  :thrbiggrin:


Welcome to all of our new folks.

For those who are really n00bies I highly recommend The Freedom Outlaw's Handbook by Claire Wolfe [Claire's Amazon Store Link - Books] (http://astore.amazon.com/clairewolfeco-20/105-4750152-8362854) in case you haven't read it.

And this thread:

The Rules (https://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=14742.0)

and this thread:

books (https://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=6039.0)

And I am finding this thread Gulching Directory by Junker (https://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=2027.0) very helpful in getting caught up with the rest of the folks here.
Also ....
IF you're interested this is Where We Be (https://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=7483.0) ...

Oh and I am sometimes thought to be too helpful.     :ph34r:

{Especially for a pirate ....}  :icon_pirat:   

edit to change thread link names
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: OLD TIRED RN on February 18, 2009, 08:15:07 pm
Welcome to all the new folks, and to our friend Gooch for providing links to the useful stuff.

                                                RN
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: da gooch on February 18, 2009, 08:18:40 pm
Welcome to all the new folks, and to our friend Gooch for providing links to the useful stuff.

                                                RN

Thanks Andy,

Just trying to be helpful.
I may not have a lot of experience in political theories or in economics but I can still be helpful. Sorta ....

Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Klapton Isgod on February 18, 2009, 08:26:07 pm
"anarchist libertarian"  klapton ?
oxymoron ?  :thrbiggrin:

Did you mean to say "redundant?"  If libertarian means adhering to ZAP, then anarchy is merely the logical conclusion of it.  I think it's a good idea to at least try to define where one is coming from etc.

Or perhaps you mean "oxymoron" in that the Libertarian Party is a political party, which makes no sense if one is anarchist?  If so, yeah, that makes sense too.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: da gooch on February 18, 2009, 09:01:55 pm
"anarchist libertarian"  klapton ?
oxymoron ?  :thrbiggrin:

Did you mean to say "redundant?"  If libertarian means adhering to ZAP, then anarchy is merely the logical conclusion of it.  I think it's a good idea to at least try to define where one is coming from etc.

Or perhaps you mean "oxymoron" in that the Libertarian Party is a political party, which makes no sense if one is anarchist?  If so, yeah, that makes sense too.

actually I was thinking that anarchist means no rulers while libertarian means minimum government BUT government none the less.
So-o-o  yeah, the second of your offerings is where I was headed with my comment.
Yep.
"redundant" would have worked just as well.

:thumbsup:

With people I do not know I claim libertarian [it is something that most folks have at least heard of before] while to folks that know I am not one of the nihilist bomb thrower types [yet] I do claim to be striving for the goal of .... anarchist.

Meanwhile Welcome to all of our new folks.

edit to include personal opinion FWIW
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: supernova on February 23, 2009, 05:23:33 am
Howdy all, I'm from Virginia. I'm into organic gardening, medicinal herbs, homeopathy, herding dogs, horses. I like guns, and hunting. I am a semi retired hunter education teacher. I've ended one career, only to be involved in getting trained for another. Politically I'm a Libertarian.

Supernova
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: MamaLiberty on February 23, 2009, 03:25:01 pm
Welcome! Do you herd dogs, or have dogs that herd other things? I had a Welsh Corgi once that would try to herd ANYTHING that moved. What kind of herd dogs do you have?

Many folks try to herd cats here, but it's generally thought to be a hopeless task. Herding dogs might be entertaining for a change.  :laugh:  Feel free to join in the discussion. :)

I'm glad to meet you.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: supernova on February 23, 2009, 07:33:39 pm
Welcome! Do you herd dogs, or have dogs that herd other things? I had a Welsh Corgi once that would try to herd ANYTHING that moved. What kind of herd dogs do you have?

Many folks try to herd cats here, but it's generally thought to be a hopeless task. Herding dogs might be entertaining for a change.  :laugh:  Feel free to join in the discussion. :)

I'm glad to meet you.
Thankyou, Mamma for the welcome!  I have a Border Collie cross who will herd whatever she can herd (usually us, LOL) besides being a good companion dog. I used to have a Belgian Terv, but she passed away in 2003. The Terv wasn't big on herding as much as she was a good, and natural protection dog. Not agressive, but she knew all, saw all. My Border Collie will tell me every thing that is going on near the property. She knows all too. 

Supernova in the Old Dominion
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: lerx on February 28, 2009, 07:46:33 pm
Greetings to all. I've been lurking around the board for about a week and have liked what I have been reading, so I joined in.

I found this forum thru Survival Blog. I'm not a survivalist... but I play one on TV.

R/
lerx
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: lerx on February 28, 2009, 07:48:24 pm
I'm sure someone has pointed this out, but just in case...

Anyone notice that we have a member number by our user info?

Numbers, Man! All them Numbers!

R/
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Lazarus Long on March 01, 2009, 10:33:15 am
I'm sure someone has pointed this out, but just in case...

Anyone notice that we have a member number by our user info?

Numbers, Man! All them Numbers!

R/

There's an ongoing discussion about this going on here:

https://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=20825.0
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Leaflock on March 03, 2009, 09:21:27 am
Hey everyone, noob here.  Not a survivialist, per se, but have been forced into a different kind of thinking about American life after the events of the last decade.  I live in south Mississippi, and still have a couple of big oak stumps in the Back Forty to remind me of Katrina.  Learned a lot about self-sufficiency in the weeks without power then.  Learned to use a chainsaw, too, and a lot of other things.

I don't like labels and don't easily fit into either conservative or liberal political camps. 

I currently manage a video rental store (business is strong!) but have been training to be a teacher for the better part of a year.  Got my B.A. in History in '96.

I enjoy a lot of things.  Been a coin collector most of my life, so I've found myself with a good store of silver in the face of these strange, uncertain economic times.  I love the outdoors, and am a wannabe falconer.  I also enjoy creative writing, though with all the distractions these days it's hard to focus.

Anyhoo, enough about me.  Just wanted to step in and tip my hat to you foiks.  See you around.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Scarmiglione' on March 03, 2009, 09:36:33 am
Hey everyone, noob here.  Not a survivialist, per se, but have been forced into a different kind of thinking about American life after the events of the last decade.  I live in south Mississippi, and still have a couple of big oak stumps in the Back Forty to remind me of Katrina.  Learned a lot about self-sufficiency in the weeks without power then.  Learned to use a chainsaw, too, and a lot of other things.

I don't like labels and don't easily fit into either conservative or liberal political camps. 

I currently manage a video rental store (business is strong!) but have been training to be a teacher for the better part of a year.  Got my B.A. in History in '96.

I enjoy a lot of things.  Been a coin collector most of my life, so I've found myself with a good store of silver in the face of these strange, uncertain economic times.  I love the outdoors, and am a wannabe falconer.  I also enjoy creative writing, though with all the distractions these days it's hard to focus.

Anyhoo, enough about me.  Just wanted to step in and tip my hat to you foiks.  See you around.

Welcome and you sound like you've got a good handle on things!  Jump in, there's probably a falconry thread somewhere around here....
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Hollywoodgold on March 03, 2009, 10:43:20 am
Hey everyone, noob here.  Not a survivialist, per se, but have been forced into a different kind of thinking about American life after the events of the last decade.  I live in south Mississippi, and still have a couple of big oak stumps in the Back Forty to remind me of Katrina.  Learned a lot about self-sufficiency in the weeks without power then.  Learned to use a chainsaw, too, and a lot of other things.

I don't like labels and don't easily fit into either conservative or liberal political camps. 

I currently manage a video rental store (business is strong!) but have been training to be a teacher for the better part of a year.  Got my B.A. in History in '96.

I enjoy a lot of things.  Been a coin collector most of my life, so I've found myself with a good store of silver in the face of these strange, uncertain economic times.  I love the outdoors, and am a wannabe falconer.  I also enjoy creative writing, though with all the distractions these days it's hard to focus.

Anyhoo, enough about me.  Just wanted to step in and tip my hat to you foiks.  See you around.

Noob:

Interesting mix of interests. I suppose that the thread is your study of history. How are numismatic coins holding up in this economy? How do you think they will perform during a depressionary event? I haven't seen a "history" thread per se but many here are interested in historic linkages so maybe you will see a link to link.

Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: LibertyBelle on March 03, 2009, 12:09:32 pm
Hello everyone.

I've been lurking for a while, but started posting today.

I'm a wanna-be writer, an anarchist, a homeschooling mama, an heirloom gardener, a tax resistor, an underground entrepreneur, a lover of learning, a christian spiritualist, and a loudmouth pain in the rear on occasion. I am striving to be a self-sufficient as possible, and look forward to learning from, and talking with all of the cool people here.

Thanks,
Liberty Belle
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: da gooch on March 03, 2009, 12:18:21 pm
Welcome LibertyBelle

Sounds like you might just be over-qualified for most of us slackers ....  :ph34r:

BTW  those others may be "cool" but I am HOT.   :rolleyes:

 {and humble too did you notice ?}

Welcome.  Be at Home.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Leaflock on March 03, 2009, 12:38:05 pm

Noob:

Interesting mix of interests. I suppose that the thread is your study of history. How are numismatic coins holding up in this economy? How do you think they will perform during a depressionary event?


Well gold is so far out of my budget, but I don't have large reserves of cash to worry about converting, anyway.  (I feel gold is way overvalued at the moment.)  But silver coinage is doing well.  Ebay prices for most dates are 10-20% above 2006 values, at least for the silver dimes, half dollars, and dollars I track.

I believe that the value of silver during a depression will hinge on how the masses perceive the individual coins in question.  If they believe that the currently circulating nickel-clad coins are as valueless as the paper currency, then that will be a problem for the true silver issues minted before 1965, but which that share the same design:  Roosevelt dimes, Washington quarters, and the 1964 Kennedy half -- the so-called "junk" silver.  Those might be harder to use in trade.  However, earlier silver issues -- the Mercury dime, the Barber and Standing Liberty quarters, and the Barber and Franklin halves, would be easiest to use because their obvious design differences set them apart from their silver successors (and the still later, near-identical nickel-clad pieces).  Silver dollars of the Morgan and Peace types are also distinctive from any "dollar" coin issued since, including the nickel-clad Eisenhowers of the 1970's.

Common date Morgan silver dollars, in Mint or near-mint condition, can still be had on Ebay for around $20 apiece, if one is willling to look through the thousands of listings.  Nice silver Liberty Walking halves, for late common dates, go for around $15.  (The Franklins seem to go for more, but this is more due to the ease of assembling a complete set of Franklins for collectors.)  These are impressive, heavy silver coins with tremendous visual appeal.  The Barber half and quarter, and the Standing Liberty quarter, still command prices somewhat artificial to their silver value due to collector demand, and so are probably not as good a value for those like myself who consider a return to silver (and true copper) money a possibility in the near future.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Hollywoodgold on March 03, 2009, 09:33:57 pm

Noob:

Interesting mix of interests. I suppose that the thread is your study of history. How are numismatic coins holding up in this economy? How do you think they will perform during a depressionary event?


Well gold is so far out of my budget, but I don't have large reserves of cash to worry about converting, anyway.  (I feel gold is way overvalued at the moment.)  But silver coinage is doing well.  Ebay prices for most dates are 10-20% above 2006 values, at least for the silver dimes, half dollars, and dollars I track.

I believe that the value of silver during a depression will hinge on how the masses perceive the individual coins in question.  If they believe that the currently circulating nickel-clad coins are as valueless as the paper currency, then that will be a problem for the true silver issues minted before 1965, but which that share the same design:  Roosevelt dimes, Washington quarters, and the 1964 Kennedy half -- the so-called "junk" silver.  Those might be harder to use in trade.  However, earlier silver issues -- the Mercury dime, the Barber and Standing Liberty quarters, and the Barber and Franklin halves, would be easiest to use because their obvious design differences set them apart from their silver successors (and the still later, near-identical nickel-clad pieces).  Silver dollars of the Morgan and Peace types are also distinctive from any "dollar" coin issued since, including the nickel-clad Eisenhowers of the 1970's.

Common date Morgan silver dollars, in Mint or near-mint condition, can still be had on Ebay for around $20 apiece, if one is willling to look through the thousands of listings.  Nice silver Liberty Walking halves, for late common dates, go for around $15.  (The Franklins seem to go for more, but this is more due to the ease of assembling a complete set of Franklins for collectors.)  These are impressive, heavy silver coins with tremendous visual appeal.  The Barber half and quarter, and the Standing Liberty quarter, still command prices somewhat artificial to their silver value due to collector demand, and so are probably not as good a value for those like myself who consider a return to silver (and true copper) money a possibility in the near future.

Leaflock:

It seems you are describing "melt value" coins. I was referring to collectable numismatics, rare MS 64-70's. Have you an opinion on how these may fair in a melt down?

Thanks

DS
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Leaflock on March 04, 2009, 12:01:15 pm
Hard to say HG, though I imagine that as with any so-called "collectible" they will lose value in a severe economic downturn, as there will be less disposable income for luxuries.  High grade coins like you are talking about have values driven largely by the collector market, and are way out of proportion to that of their metal content.  Coins will always be valued as collectible, though, and there may always be those willing to pay a premium for the higher grade coins.

I can't imagine them dropping in value astronomically, though I also can't see how they'd even hold their recent values at TEOTWAWKI.  Then again, I'm just a young'un (38) and a casual collector, so what do I know? :rolleyes:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: socalserf on March 04, 2009, 08:58:37 pm
Hello everyone.

I've been lurking for a while, but started posting today.

I'm a wanna-be writer, an anarchist, a homeschooling mama, an heirloom gardener, a tax resistor, an underground entrepreneur, a lover of learning, a christian spiritualist, and a loudmouth pain in the rear on occasion. I am striving to be a self-sufficient as possible, and look forward to learning from, and talking with all of the cool people here.

Thanks,
Liberty Belle

Welcome Liberty Belle.
...a homeschooling mama....In my opinion this is the most radical of all your persuits. Well done.
By the way we are FaceBook friends, good to see you here. :hello:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: LibertyBelle on March 04, 2009, 09:53:10 pm
Thanks for the welcomes.

By the way we are FaceBook friends, good to see you here. :hello:
Hmm, I'm not on facebook that I am aware of... must be an impostor.  Or perhaps I am the impostor. You Don't Know. </maniacal laughter>

BTW  those others may be "cool" but I am HOT.   :rolleyes:
:laugh: I consider myself corrected (and forewarned).  ;)
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: surveillancejunky on March 04, 2009, 09:58:40 pm
LibertyBelle,

Peace to you and yours and I too am new.  Impostors on facebook and myspace come with the territory- It's happened a time or two with my group...

Hope to have some good forum chats in the future!

Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: freesoul on March 08, 2009, 08:23:26 pm
Has anyone done this or know more information on Redemption?
Example: http://www.redemptionservice.com

Any info would be appreciated. I have heard good and bad things about it.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: MsSage on March 08, 2009, 09:05:16 pm
Just thought I would say hey ...after posting LOL
I have to say I have always been hmmmm what my ex calls a "hoarder" But then it saved his butt too many times to count. Told me I belonged in the mountians of Montana
I am for right now in the NW panhandle of Texas soon to be somewhere Idaho. I am from NC.  I work on a local Dairy that milks over 2500 3-4 times a day. I care for the babies and treat the heiffers till they are fresh( calved)
I ask alot of questions and I really and not "questioning" anyone I am just hungry to learn all I can. I know I am late to the game BUT I have seen how much I have learned in the past year and how much preparing I have done in the past 3-4 months. 
I have 2 dogs and 3 cats (they are bigger than the dogs)
My S/O have been together for over 4 years and neither is planning on going anywhere. Yeah we will get married LOL one day. He was born and raised in the mountians of Idaho and worked cattle most of his life. He spent 4 years in the Marines and is now a OTR driver. The white KW900 in my avatar is "gus"
I am looking forward to getting to know yall and forgive this spoiled south east coast city girl I am still learning
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Hollywoodgold on March 10, 2009, 11:30:55 pm
Just thought I would say hey ...after posting LOL
I have to say I have always been hmmmm what my ex calls a "hoarder" But then it saved his butt too many times to count. Told me I belonged in the mountians of Montana
I am for right now in the NW panhandle of Texas soon to be somewhere Idaho. I am from NC.  I work on a local Dairy that milks over 2500 3-4 times a day. I care for the babies and treat the heiffers till they are fresh( calved)
I ask alot of questions and I really and not "questioning" anyone I am just hungry to learn all I can. I know I am late to the game BUT I have seen how much I have learned in the past year and how much preparing I have done in the past 3-4 months. 
I have 2 dogs and 3 cats (they are bigger than the dogs)
My S/O have been together for over 4 years and neither is planning on going anywhere. Yeah we will get married LOL one day. He was born and raised in the mountians of Idaho and worked cattle most of his life. He spent 4 years in the Marines and is now a OTR driver. The white KW900 in my avatar is "gus"
I am looking forward to getting to know yall and forgive this spoiled south east coast city girl I am still learning

MsS:

IMO the majority of folks out there are not well prepared so no apologies needed or asked for. There are many here who are well prepared and you will find most very generous with respect to knowledge and experience. I see you are in the western panhandle, near the "Ding Dong Daddy" from Dumas? I hope you well and that your S/O will see the wisdom of preparation.

BR/DS



Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: MsSage on March 11, 2009, 05:54:05 am
Quote
"Ding Dong Daddy"
What is the Ding Dong Daddy? LOL Yeah Dumas is the next "Big" town .....has a walmart. But its still almost 40 miles south from me.
I know I dont need to give an apology but maybe I can forgive myself for not starting sooner.   Yes I know there are a lot on here who are wonderful with advice. I have been doing alot of reading
and learning.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Hollywoodgold on March 11, 2009, 07:47:42 am
Quote
"Ding Dong Daddy"
What is the Ding Dong Daddy? LOL Yeah Dumas is the next "Big" town .....has a walmart. But its still almost 40 miles south from me.
I know I dont need to give an apology but maybe I can forgive myself for not starting sooner.   Yes I know there are a lot on here who are wonderful with advice. I have been doing alot of reading
and learning.

MsSage:

Iwas briefly involved in a small project in Dumas and became aware of this amusing moniker of the City. It was a Louis Armstrong song , must have been the wind up there.

Welcome.

DS
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: mutti on March 11, 2009, 08:08:18 am
Welcome to all those who have posted and I have missed! Mutti here in the Midwest who has the habit of  :deadhorse:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: MamaLiberty on March 11, 2009, 08:14:50 am
Welcome, from a late preparations person now living and thriving in Wyoming!
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: vgun on March 13, 2009, 12:06:03 pm
Newbie here
Found this site from survivalblog and found that from Rawlins Patriots book.
I've been prepping and working on self sufficiency for the last few years.
I've been checking this site for the last few days --looks real good. Hoping to learn some and contribute some.
I even see a few names I know from other forums.
Looks like a good place to be
Thank You
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: offthegrid on March 25, 2009, 02:05:02 pm
Hello,
I've just become a new member but can't start a new thread, wondering where I should post  this opportunity?

I'm a producer working on finding a dynamic family to profile for a one-hour television documentary series. We're looking for outgoing families (with teens between the ages of 15-20) who strongly believe in living a self-sufficient, survivalist, "back to basics" lifestyle. This family teaches preparedness and basic living "under the radar" or off the grid.
We're looking for interesting individuals that would be willing to share their beliefs and way of life with our documentary crew.

If you, or anyone you know, has an interesting family (with teenagers) who fits this description, I would love to talk!

Thank you so much! Feel free to contact me directly at:  livingoffthegrid2@gmail.com

best,
julia
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Hollywoodgold on March 25, 2009, 02:27:01 pm
Hello,
I've just become a new member but can't start a new thread, wondering where I should post  this opportunity?

I'm a producer working on finding a dynamic family to profile for a one-hour television documentary series. We're looking for outgoing families (with teens between the ages of 15-20) who strongly believe in living a self-sufficient, survivalist, "back to basics" lifestyle. This family teaches preparedness and basic living "under the radar" or off the grid.
We're looking for interesting individuals that would be willing to share their beliefs and way of life with our documentary crew.

If you, or anyone you know, has an interesting family (with teenagers) who fits this description, I would love to talk!

Thank you so much! Feel free to contact me directly at:  livingoffthegrid2@gmail.com

best,
julia


Julia:

I am not the demographic for which you are searching but there are some here that are. I do not know if any would be willing but I suspect you will find someone here who would under the "right" circumstances. You cannot start a thread until you have posted, I believe, 5 posts. Helps clean out the gutters I am told.

Good luck.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Silver on March 25, 2009, 03:17:26 pm
Julia,

I'm sure you are a very nice lady and mean well, but you have jumped into a group of people who have been harassed and vilified for years and years.

It was only last week that the Missouri State government report "The Modern Militia Movement (http://documents.scribd.com/docs/1xduds3zv8npsq67kt0c.pdf)" was leaked to considerable furor.  That document suggested that Ron Paul supporters, those who oppose the income tax, those who oppose the federal reserve, people who buy guns or ammunition, people who stock up on food and necessities, people who take notes, all these are considered potential terrorists. 

You will find all of those kinds of people here, and much more.  There are gun nuts, gold bugs, survivalists, gulchers, outlaws, activists, ghosts, and agitators.  There are people who oppose the federal reserve, the IRS, the FBI, drunk-driving laws, government licenses of any kind, three-letter agencies in general.  There are even anarchists! 

The Pennsylvania "Terrorist awareness and prevention (http://pa-aware.org/who-are-terrorists/domestic.asp)" site added insult to the injury by advising law enforcement that people who fly the Gadsen Flag ("Don't tread on me") are terrorists. 

One of our members has IMPROVED the Gadsen flag for our times.  What does that make him, and all of us in this place?

At best, your timing is most unfortunate.  I won't speculate about the worst.

If you are really interested in getting to know the people you describe, lurk here a bit.  Read some posts.  Respond to a few when you have questions and/or something to contribute.  Become part of this community before asking one of the members to take a terrible risk.

The sad truth is that we live in an era where "The nail that stands up gets pounded down."  A Soviet-block saying that has never been more true.  People who want to live "off the grid" almost by definition don't want publicity, don't care to be probed, and value their privacy.  If you want to document them, you'll have to get to know some of them first, and develop some trust and friendship.

The sadder truth is that I don't believe for a moment that you will do any lurking or posting.  One other thing is common here: a very well developed distrust and dislike of the MSM.  Look it up.  If you have a snowball's chance in hell of getting an hour-long show on television, you are a member in good standing. 

I've been on television, more than once.  Strangers have stopped me in the street and complimented me.  It was great fun.

I wouldn't trust a television show producer to present anything approaching something fair or balanced about me, my family, my beliefs, or my actions.  Everything published today, particularly everything published in the past 6 months, have only reinforced the perception that a low profile is by far the best strategy for the kind of people you describe.

Perhaps I am wrong.  You can demonstrate my errors, and if you do I will acknowledge my mistake.

But I doubt that will be necessary.

Peace,

Silver

Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Flash1 on March 26, 2009, 08:42:01 am
Nice site. Finally people are starting to pull heads out of the sand. Power in numbers, as they say.

Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Klapton Isgod on March 26, 2009, 11:07:13 am
The Pennsylvania "Terrorist awareness and prevention (http://pa-aware.org/who-are-terrorists/domestic.asp)" site added insult to the injury by advising law enforcement that people who fly the Gadsen Flag ("Don't tread on me") are terrorists. 

This was rather amusing:

Quote
Anarchists

• believe every organization or government will eventually be corrupted by power
evolved from left wing or communist groups of the 60s and 70s
• focus on specific issues that represent corruption of power
• are often responsible for violent protests against:
    - military intervention
    - world trade and banking
    - globalization
    - “hate” groups

There are some folks around here who probably arrived at Anarchy from the "left."  Not me, that's for sure.  I've simply gone so far to the "right" that "right" no longer describes me.

EDIT:  There was an interactive quiz at the end of their little presentation.  Here's one of the questions:

Quote
Why do Islamic Extremists target the US?
a. They believe Western influence is degrading their society
b. They have difficulty getting jobs in the US
c. The US denies them citizenship
d. US citizens are easy targets
 

They left out e.  Because of blowback from American interventionist foreign policy, covert operations, and economic exploitation.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Who...me? on March 26, 2009, 12:18:38 pm
Quote
I've simply gone so far to the "right" that "right" no longer describes me.

I think that probably to be more correct, at least in my case and point of view, that the "right itself has moved so far to the left as to no longer be the right. If you follow my thinking.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: da gooch on March 26, 2009, 12:37:07 pm
The Pennsylvania "Terrorist awareness and prevention (http://pa-aware.org/who-are-terrorists/domestic.asp)" site added insult to the injury by advising law enforcement that people who fly the Gadsen Flag ("Don't tread on me") are terrorists. 

This was rather amusing:

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Anarchists

• believe every organization or government will eventually be corrupted by power
evolved from left wing or communist groups of the 60s and 70s
• focus on specific issues that represent corruption of power
• are often responsible for violent protests against:
    - military intervention
    - world trade and banking
    - globalization
    - “hate” groups

There are some folks around here who probably arrived at Anarchy from the "left."  Not me, that's for sure.  I've simply gone so far to the "right" that "right" no longer describes me.

EDIT:  There was an interactive quiz at the end of their little presentation.  Here's one of the questions:

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Why do Islamic Extremists target the US?
a. They believe Western influence is degrading their society
b. They have difficulty getting jobs in the US
c. The US denies them citizenship
d. US citizens are easy targets
 

They left out e.  Because of blowback from American interventionist foreign policy, covert operations, and economic exploitation.


BUT .... Your "e" is their "a" is it not ? 

And personally I would have said  " In response to ...." in place of "Because of blowback from ...." other than that little difference we are on the same page klapton my friend.

Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Mr. Bill on March 26, 2009, 12:58:09 pm
...This family teaches preparedness and basic living "under the radar" or off the grid. ...

Hello, Julia.

I think what you're looking for is self-contradictory.  There is no such thing as a family who wants to live "under the radar" and also wants to be profiled in detail on national television.

I pretty much agree with the sentiments posted above, but I'd like to add one suggestion.  Tell us about other documentaries you have produced.  This will at least give us a chance to judge whether you're likely to film a fair representation of the family you want to profile.


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Anarchists ...

evolved from left wing or communist groups of the 60s and 70s


You know, we really ought to give up on using the term "anarchist".  The label has long since been stolen by leftist-anarchists, and the general public and the media invariably use the word this way.  And we are in fundamental disagreement with leftist-anarchists on many important points.  There's nothing to be gained by implying an association with the black-clad rock-throwers.

(Just like there's no benefit in implying an association with the so-called free-market-supporters who have been slithering around the political landscape for the past 30 years.  The Libertarian Party tried that route, and... well, I've threadjacked this discussion too far off track already.)
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Semper Fi on March 26, 2009, 01:17:04 pm
Great site!  I found this site via Oath Keepers Blog site and plan to tell many people about it. 
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: da gooch on March 26, 2009, 02:19:09 pm

Welcome   semper fi

I highly recommend The Freedom Outlaw's Handbook by Claire Wolfe [Claire's Amazon Store Link - Books] (http://astore.amazon.com/clairewolfeco-20/105-4750152-8362854) in case you haven't read it.

And this thread:

The Rules (https://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=14742.0)

and this thread:

books (https://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=6039.0)

And I am finding this thread [Gulching Directory by Junker] (https://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=2027.0) very helpful in getting caught up with the rest of the folks here.
Also ....
IF you're interested this is Where We Be (https://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=7483.0) ...

Oh and I am sometimes thought to be too helpful.     :ph34r:

{Especially for a pirate ....}  :icon_pirat:

OathKeeper since '66
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: crawfw on March 26, 2009, 06:46:14 pm
Hi all.  I have been wondering for several months about the stance our military and law enforcement would take in the event of the collapse of our great country. It certainly may be closer than we think. The printing and spending of money has to stop or it will happen. The people who are O.K. financially now will not be if hyper inflation kicks in( from printing money with no one to buy our bonds and lesser than predicted economic growth) and taxes have to be raised to support the enourmous spending for the newly unnecessary government programs in the stimulus bill and now the new budget proposal. I am very relieved to see some military and law enforcement will side with the American people and the Constitution. I hope it will be enough. I know a few police officers that I am sure feel as members on here do. We can only pray it will be a majority that feel the same as these men do. They and others who share the same integrity,morals and love of country and family have my total support. I have copied and  pasted a comment from a lady who read an article pertaining to the new G.I.V.E. bill that has just past through(almost silently) the house and senate. It is very disturbing. Thanks for having me. Talk to ya soon. Bill..    POSTED Mar 26, 2009
1. Sarah: "Is this real? A friend emailed me the link to the article. One of my friends said that the next time we did the door to door pledge drive that we might get paid from something just passed by congress, I thought it was this plan, is this different? I volunteered with OFA to sign folks up to take the Pledge to support President Obama's budget & agenda. We went door to door, one of my friends said we needed to keep track of the people who signed up and the people who refused to. That made me a little nervous - he said don't worry about it it was just to keep track of who might want to talk again. But now I am real nervous I mean I believe in some of the stuff he wants to do like help people but this isn't right."

Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: CorbinKale on March 26, 2009, 08:51:37 pm
Hello, all!

I came here as part of Stewart's Oath Keepers crew. I have been checking out the whole site. I gotta tell ya, you folks are my kind of people!
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Hollywoodgold on March 26, 2009, 10:03:19 pm
Hello, all!

I came here as part of Stewart's Oath Keepers crew. I have been checking out the whole site. I gotta tell ya, you folks are my kind of people!
CK:

Welcome. Is that you on the "War on Guns" blog?

"CorbinKale said...
I, also, sent a message to the contact link there.

There is a terrible misinterpretation of the Bill of Rights on this page:

http://www.whitehouse.gov/our_government/the_constitution/

where it states, "The Second Amendment gives citizens the right to bear arms."

This is a huge embarrassment to President Obama, as he is a Constitutional Scholar. I don't hold President Obama responsible for all the mistakes on the White House website, but his name is on it . This reflects poorly on his credibility as a scholar and his understanding of the Constitution.

A more accurate wording, and in line with the concurrent explainations of each Amendment, would be:

"The Second Amendment provides that the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed."

The current wording implies, and in fact states, that the Constitution GIVES rights, when the Founders clearly held that we are "endowed by our Creator" with our rights and that the purpose of government is to secure those Creator-endowed rights.

In short, the Constitution enshrines and protects our rights, but does not "give" rights. That is a dangerous misinterpretation, because the uninformed citizen might fall prey to the belief that government could also "take away" rights.

Please, feel free to contact me concerning this issue. I am retired from the US Army, and in accordance with my Oath to support and defend the Constitution, I must demand that this error be corrected. I will be forwarding this letter and any response to other agencies.

Thank you."

The point you/he makes on the rights not given by the Guv is spot on.

Just thought I'd mention the co-incidence


Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: CorbinKale on March 26, 2009, 10:24:07 pm
Welcome. Is that you on the "War on Guns" blog?

Yes, that is me.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Junker on March 27, 2009, 04:29:20 pm
I came here as part of Stewart's Oath Keepers crew. I have been checking out the whole site. I gotta tell ya, you folks are my kind of people!

So, "War on Guns" blog? Cool. Yup, our kind of people!

Welcome and enjoy our small addition to the world of liberty.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: IndianBellRanch on March 28, 2009, 06:05:53 am
And that is why everyone must demand a trial by jury, and refuse to give up that right.
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Wow! I just joined up here and am greatly inspired to see all the topics. FIJA especially. Though it may be bragging, I guess I have the right to do so, because FIJA grew out of my having fought in the courts with one particular legal motion entitled, "Motion for the Jury to Try all Matters of Law, Facts and Evidence." It was first published in a work of mine called "Bear Bait Briefs." That was long before the Internet and it's been out of print for many, many years. It was first available in 1974 when then President Richard M. Nixon gave an executive order for the 55 mile per hour national speed law. As far as I know, anyone who used that brief, in particular, never lost a speeding ticket. I'm unaware if it was ever used for any other purposes. Anyway, I'm glad FIJA is here and am looking forward to lots of interesting things here.

The above was my first post and then I found the "new member" thread so basically copied it over.

Just a bit about me is that I have lived on:

Continents: (1) North & (2) South America from Alaska to Florida in North America and from Venezuela to Brazil in South America. (3) Europe in Holland, (4) Africa in Central African Republic and Cape Town, South Africa. Finally, (5) the sub-continent of Asia in India from Bangalore to New Delhi to Mumbai.

Islands: (1) Java, Indonesia, (2) Hong Kong, People's Republic of China, (3) Cebu City, The Philippines, (4) Sint Annaland, Tholen, Netherlands, (5) Sint Maarten, Dutch West Indies and finally (6) Honolulu, Hawaii.

I have managed to live free in a very unfree world and to appreciate very many cultures. I can finally say I found the most free place to live in the place I looked last for it. Surprised is far from telling how really surprised I was.

I hope to be friends with all of you and to share your learning experiences with mine.

All the best!

IBR
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Native American on March 28, 2009, 06:35:57 pm
Greetings, All,
I am a newbie here.  Found a tremendous amount of information, actually an OVERWHELMING amount. I was attracted because it feels like many are here with like-mindedness. I am interested in low key survival, independence, history, economics, natural rights, and being left alone. Particularly, living in a country with libertarian values, where people are free to be as stupid as they want to be, but assume ownership of their responsibilities.
I hope to learn much at this site, and perhaps to be able to share some experiences that may help others.
I was born in America, so please don't misunderstand my chosen name here...that is just one of the multiple choice answers that I used in fillling out the long form of the year 2000 census way back when.
Does anyone dread the thought of the intrusive new questions that will come out with the 2010 census?


Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: padre29 on March 28, 2009, 06:42:18 pm

Welcome aboard Native American.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Junker on March 28, 2009, 07:00:15 pm
Greetings, All,
I am a newbie here.  Found a tremendous amount of information, actually an OVERWHELMING amount. I was attracted because it feels like many are here with like-mindedness. I am interested in low key survival, independence, history, economics, natural rights, and being left alone. Particularly, living in a country with libertarian values, where people are free to be as stupid as they want to be, but assume ownership of their responsibilities.
I hope to learn much at this site, and perhaps to be able to share some experiences that may help others.
I was born in America, so please don't misunderstand my chosen name here...that is just one of the multiple choice answers that I used in fillling out the long form of the year 2000 census way back when.

And I need all the room I can get to be stupid.  :laugh:

Does anyone dread the thought of the intrusive new questions that will come out with the 2010 census?

Sure do. I can think of many ways to spend my time more pleasantly.


Welcome aboard, Native American!
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Who...me? on March 28, 2009, 07:34:44 pm
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Sure do. I can think of many ways to spend my time more pleasantly.

Lol, ya like getting my wisdom teeth pulled without anesthesia. That would be much more pleasant that what they have in store for us.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: da gooch on March 28, 2009, 08:54:07 pm
In fact there has been a whole thread devoted to the last census so You might want to search here for it.

Mostly I remember that folks decided that answering the damned thing was not as "compulsory" as they would have us believe.

I think I will refuse .... again.

Welcome Native American and any others I may have missed recently.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Hillbilly123069 on March 29, 2009, 04:06:43 am
Hello.I'm new here.I wasn't much on politica and government until I started watching Dr Ron Paul running for pres. and the lengths that some were going to to hide him.Since then, I have been trying to keep up on what is going on and when.I don't consider myself the conspiracy nut,but I do see conflict on the horizon.My personal viewpoints on it are christian based.I want to do what I can to bring this country back to what God blessed us with before corruption and greed began to twist it.Beyond that,I grew up a countryboy and I've been educated and using firearms since I was a kid.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: MamaLiberty on March 30, 2009, 12:52:58 pm
Welcome everyone! It's really exciting to see so many new people register, and then actually participate! Please don't feel inhibited by the old mossy horns hanging around here. We really don't bite!
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: shadow on March 30, 2009, 04:34:27 pm
Don't worry... we don't bite.

Nibbles I can take. Bites not so much.  I was sitting in an American Legion Post 44 one night and a guy came up to me an gave me a card with the oath-keepers web site on it, didn't say anything and walked away.  So here I am.  I took that oath in 1967 and its still good today.  forty years later, I'm still wearing my dog tags.







Much. :ph34r:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: MamaLiberty on March 31, 2009, 03:36:30 pm
Welcome, azshadow! And welcome to the Oath-keepers. That card idea is a good one. I'll have to make one up and add it to the pack I already cart around with me. :)
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Legal Orders Only on April 01, 2009, 04:43:16 pm
Saw Oath-Keepers on Youtube, by chance it was linked to another vid I was watching at the time.  Was in the ARNG, 19E and 19K--M60A3 and M1 ITEP Abrams.  Coming to this site as theOath-Keepers website had this site linked to it.  Was aware of the Oath to Constitution, as I recall reading a McLamb?, "Operation Vampire" a softcover booklet that alerted police and military to the NWO, Tyranny, etc....  That was well over 15 years ago.  Have been active in other forums for years on issues such as this, so I'm not a newbie to it.

I see one major obstacle to "educating" the active military; they won't listen.  Many have this naive concept that people just need to be told something and they will believe it--especially if it's true. Some might believe, it's a process; many won't care and some will fight it drastically.  I recall one of our Training Missions in about 96-97 was to defeat the Militia that were armed with Laws and Dragons and small arms--of course that was all the rave at the time: those "bad and evil" militias--and no one had no questions whatsoever.  I recall also a book being circulated at Fort Lewis, the book was called "Martial Law" and it was being passed around some of the enlisted men and the post commander got wind of it somehow and told anyone caught with it would get a article 15. 

Hopefully, we can enlighten people, soldiers and get some to get out of the "me robot--take orders" mode.


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Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Maxstake on April 01, 2009, 05:04:50 pm
Greetings All,

I'm are Retired USAF TSGT, a vet of both Korea and Vietnam. My concern and interest is the move on the part of this Marxist* Administration and Congress to convert Our America into the "USSR" of America". I am convinced the 'p'resident Obama is a Marxist* and a Secret Islamist, and that the leaders of Congress are Marxist* as well.  I am prepared to fight this threat to Our America with all I have and all I am.

**(Marxists or at the very least one of its Bastard Children Communist or Socialist)

Here are a list of books that can give you some background on where I am coming from. I recommend anyone that wants to understand what is happening today should read these books. In addition I will be adding two posts, one on the Two Most Dangerous 5th Columns in America Today and the second on what's been called the war on terror titled "A Religious war".
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Maxstake on April 01, 2009, 05:06:40 pm
The Two Most Dangerious 5th Columns in Our America Toda!!

The Books I mention represent just some of back ground that I have based, my firm belief that there are two Major Threats to America. Further, if True American Patriots do not act we condemn our progeny to the Hell of Marxism and Islam with the only hope of recovery will be "Civil War".
 
     Not to ignore the foreign threats and the need for us to be involved in Iraq, Europe, Asia, etc, there is however, two greater threats to America from within that seem to me to be far more dangerous and will make our involvement in the rest of the world mute.
 
 I. The first threat dates from the 1920's and the attempt by the Socialists and Communist to take over America and Europe by bringing down those governments as part of the world wide Bolshevik Revolution.  From Historians like Blair Coan and his book "The Red Web" we know that the Socialists and communists failure to achieve their goals through nation wide strikes, etc, met and assumed the name "Progressives" and formed their legal arm the "American Civil Liberties Union", the Marxist ACLU. They infiltrated both parties, but had their greatest success with the Democrat Party. Even though there was some move to defeat there efforts, they vary successfully hid their agenda and under their new party name "Progressives" managed to  move into governments of all levels from local cities to the federal government.
 
With WWII and Hitler's attack on the USSR, suddenly Stalin becomes Uncle Joe and Communism is acceptable, even to the point that senior advisors to Presidents Roosevelt and Truman are Communists. Their strong influence at the federal level results in two vary serious mistakes. Giving Easter Europe to Russia and giving China to Mao. We now know that McCarthy was right, thanks to Authors like M. Stanton Evans and his book "Blacklisted by History". Some of the "New Names" of the 40's & 50's were "Americans for Progress", 'Progressive citizens of America", "The Progressive Party' and etc.  While some of the the most obvious communists at State and in other departments were allowed to reassign, they did in fact stay in government and only moved to another department or to our UN Representation, and some few were convicted of Treason.
 
Today's Communists/Socialists no longer appear to take orders from Moscow and are now under the banner "Progressives" or "Secular Progressives" and have moved to turn America into a Communist/Socialist State The "USSR" of America. The Democratic party of Roosevelt and Kennedy has surrendered to these "Progressives/Secular Progressives". Note that Hillary, Pelosi, Reid, Kerry, 'p'resident Obama, Boxer, to name a few have said they are "Progressives" or "Secular Progressives" and the programs they support, speeches, etc are the same as those espoused by the Bolsheviks. Government owns everything, makes all decisions, provides all health care, what you can eat, what your children learn in school, etc, etc. I recommend that a look at Lt. Col. Robert "Buzz" Patterson's Books regarding a 5th Column in America, Kenneth R. Timmerman's "Shadow Warriors", and John Bolton's "Surrender Is Not an Option". While these last two books do not specifically point out that the "Traitors" they write about are "Progressives/Secular Progressives", they do note the sabotage to at least the current administration, that these people are all so called "Democrats" and were appointed by Carter or Clinton, and are members of the "new" Democrat Party controlled by the "Progressives/Secular Progressives" and the likes of the Marxist ACLU, and Moveon.org.
 
 II. The Second threat is the Muslim Invasion of the U. S. and Europe. All Arabic and Persian Muslim Nations from Saudi Arabia to Indonesia are enemies of all Infidel Nations. Their desire to create a world wide "Caliphate" has been declared by Ben Laden and others. These people are not the poor, downtrodden, suppressed religious peoples who immigrated in the past. They are well educated, if not wealth at least well off and completely support the Wahhabi Mosques and teachings.   
 
Some 25-30 years ago a huge Immigration of Islamic Muslims began to the U.S. They settled mostly in the major cities of the U.S. and were sponsored by the Saudi's and the Muslim Brotherhood from Egypt for the most part. I quote from the World Tribune "Because this country does not "discriminate" in its Immigration Policy, we have several million Muslims (Islamists) in this country (the exact number is disputed but we can safely say there is at least 6 millions and others suggest it might be as high as 8 million)".
 
Beyond a doubt there is Fanatic Muslim 5th Columns operating in the United States today. The very fact that the 9/11 Suicide Bombers could operate effectively is proof. There is no way these men had the knowledge to travel, collect the necessary information and put their plan into effect with out the support of a 5th Column in place and operating throughout our country. They began their journey in San Diego with the aid of the Islamic people and Mosques.
     
There are 2,000  Wahhabi Mosques in the United States, at each of these there is at least one Wahhabi Imam all primarily supported by Saudi Arabia and King Fahd himself (Note: the Saudi's are the primary support of Wahhabi Mosques in Europe and England as well). We know that the Wahhabi Mosques and Imams in the Islamic World, Europe, and England have been teaching the Koran Demand that all non-believers are less then human and to kill them is a good thing to do. Note: Even the "So Called" Moderate Muslims donate to the Mosques in support of Al Qaeda, Hamas, etc and their children must attend a "Madras" that teaches "Suicide Jihad".
 
To understand our own danger, we only need to take note of the aggressive Muslim moves in England giving Muslims Special consideration not given to any other religions. Such as the "Family courts" that may be usurped by a Muslim court and use "Sharia Law", that Ghettos of Muslims are segregated and off limits to non-Muslims and that in most European States the Judo/Christian populations will be overwhelmed by the growing Muslim "Birth rate" and immigration.
 
In our own country CAIR a Muslim (Islamic) Legal Arm like the Marxist ACLU uses U. S. Law to achieve similar special privileges. In the State of Washington a Ghetto of Muslims are seeking the right to substitute "Sharia Law" for U. S. law. In some of our schools with help from the "Progressive/Secular Progressives" they even teach two weeks of "understanding Muslims" where children in the 5-7th grades, dress like Muslims, take a Muslim Name and study the Koran where they are told that Islam is the only true religion. In a school in San Diego, CA again with the help of "Progressive" School Officials" at 1 PM every afternoon the classes shut down for a hour of Muslim Prayer and Study. This has since been discontinued but it is emblematic of the constant attempts to give Muslims special privileges.
 
It is my belief that the 5th Columns of Muslims and "Progressives/Secular Progressives (Marxists)" are allied in their war on our Judo Christian Democracy, America.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Maxstake on April 01, 2009, 05:09:01 pm
A Religious War


I wrote this last March regarding the Islamic 5th Column in America today, and thought it would interest both of you. We are faced with a very toxic mix of Islamism and Marxism, and to date I fear they are winning, and "Civil War" may be our only option. 
For some time I have thought that the description of a "War on Terror" is a misnomer, this is in fact a Religious War. A modern war of all Islamic nations against primarily the Judo-Christian Western Nations. While the primary movers are the Radical Islamic, the so called moderates are glad to set by and let the Radicals do their dirty work. Do not believe for a minute that the words of the Koran that demands death to the Infidel are not only taught to all, but are emphatically believed to be Commanded by Allah.
A little history will help understand where they are coming from. The Muslim Empire or Caliphate at its peek extended from roughly Iraq & Iran, South into North Africa, West to Spain and ultimately East into India. It ended in 1924 when Turkey abolished the Ottoman Caliphate.
The early leaders of the Muslim Empire following Muhammad's (570-632) death were called Kalafat a rasul Allah, meaning the political successor to the Prophet of God Muhammad. There has always been a split between the Sunni Muslims and Shia. The Sunni believe that this leader is chosen or elected by the community. The Shia believe that Muhammad chose his cousin and son-in-law as his successor and that his descendants are the only proper Muslim leaders or Imams. This has caused "Family Warfare" in the Muslim world ever since. The the Wahhabi are one of the most radical Muslims as well as the most wealthy. They are sect in Saudi Arabia and are supported by the Saudi family which pays for the spread of Wahhabism throughout the world.
As you know there has not been an Jewish State since Biblical Times until after WWII. The first move to create a Jewish State began after WWI. With President Wilson's backing, Britain assumed its League of Nations mandate over Palestine, issuing the Balfour Declaration that served as a commitment on behalf of Jewish statehood in Palestine. President Truman to his credit, despite buffeting from his own State Department, the British, and from militant Zionist, in the end "supported the right of Jewish refugees to immigrate to Palestine, endorsed partition, and acknowledged Israel's independence."
Not only were all Muslims ruled by Christian Nations for many years but now a Jewish Nation was imposed on then. This was a total affront to the Modern Muslim Nations, and would fester as the Western Nations, primarily Britten and France withdrew and gave up their empires. Israel becomes a very modern wealthy nation on a par with most western nations. Turns the desert in to farms and develops a powerful military. Then comes the Six Days of War as Israel is attacked by the Arab
States. In a dazzling Victory Israel defeats the Arab Nations and controls all of Palestine, the Golan Heights, part of Lebanon and the Sinai Peninsula.
In one of the stupidest moves ever made by an American President, Mr. Carter, apparently an anti-Semitic, forced Israel to return the Sinai and other conquered territories.
We are all aware of the attacks on Israel from all sides and the condemnation of Israel by the UN because they protected themselves. We are also aware of what led us to invade Iraq and where we are today.
My question is who's controlling the Islamic War against the judo-Christian World? What will happen if we leave before there is a viable Iraqi Government?
Here are some of the things that worries me:
1. What stimulated the horde of Muslim emigration to major western cities in Europe and the US in the last 15-20 years? Was this directed by a Leader or Leaders of the Muslim World?
2. Why have the Muslims in our prisons made such a great effort to convert criminals to Islam? Is it because these people are prime candidates to support subversive activities in this country upon their release from prison?
3. Why the great effort to convert leftist students to Islam in our schools? Is it because like criminals the will support subversive activities too?
4. Why do the liberal schools in our country have our children pretend to be Muslim, dress as Muslims, and read the Koran? Why don't them have them pretend to be Jews, or Christians?
5. Why do they collect in ghettos, making no attempt to integrate? Is it because their isolation from Americans insures control by the Imams?
6. Why does Saudi Arabia build Mosques and schools in each of these Ghettos? Could it be to train children as suicide bombers?
7. Why did Saudi Arabia pay for Pakistan's Atomic Weapons.
8. Why do the Imams in these mosques and the teachers in these schools emphasis the hate for Christians and Jews. Why do they support organizations like Hamas and Hezbollah? To insure their support for war with the west?
9. Why were the US, England, France, and Spain targeted for Terrorist action? Could it be that it was a test of prepositioned support elements in each of these countries?
10. Why is Jordon seeking an atomic energy producing capability? To increase her position in control of a Muslim war with the West?
11. Why did the Muslim World celebrate the control of Congress passing to the Liberal Left in the last elections? Why will they support the election of a Liberal Left President?
I am convinced that the Muslim World is more unified than we know. Iran is maneuvering for leadership, the leader may be Osama and is protected by Pakistan, maybe its the Saudi Family. I don't know, but there is a definite indication that all of the things I questioned above are coordinated by someone.
There are at least two things that will enhance their war against the west: 1. We leave Iraq before that government can sustain itself no mater what we do; 2. That a leftist Democratic Congress with a Leftist Democratic President will "Cut and Run". This is supported by statements made by the leaders on the left like Mrs. Clinton's that "If elected her first act would be to "Cut and Run".
She, or her ilk, if elected president and they gain full control of both houses, together with a change of government in England plus Iran's successful development of Atomic Weapons makes the period 2008/2009 look like a target date for their war against the west.
Iraq is important to their plans and even if we are successful there, they will still pursue there War against the Judo Christian World. I believe that this will manifest itself with either an attack on Israel by all the Muslim Nations starting with dropping Atomic Bombs on Israel. Even if an attempt by Israel to preempt such an attack by hitting Iran takes place. The Muslim Nations will retaliate and this will force at least the US to come to the aide of Israel hopefully with support of the western nations.
I suspect at first we will be alone except for England, Australia, and a few others. Russia and China will support the Muslims just as they did North Korea and North Vietnam and on the surface will not take not seem to be taking part.
Lets consider the hoard of immigrants in the US and European Cities. I believe that their purpose will be to sabotage water sources, electricity, bridges, communication systems, on and on to cripple our ability to wage war, after all they have already tested their ability to do this.
Could it be that the attack on the Cole, our embassies, 9/11, on Spain, England etc was just a test of the the "Support elements" in place for this purpose??
My question to our Leaders: What are the chances that I am correct is my assessment and if so what is being done to prevent this eventuality? I do not doubt that we would win, but is there no way we can prevent this?

Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on April 01, 2009, 05:40:11 pm
In fact there has been a whole thread devoted to the last census
...


A thread?

Here's a smidgen.

American Community Survey (ACS) (https://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=9400.0)

ACS is on the way (https://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=3032.0)

New Improved Census (https://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=2271.0)

Why we should fear the census (https://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=14838.0)

Census time Again (https://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=9190.0)

ACS is on the way (https://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=3032.0)

census, a little help please. (https://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=7026.0)

American Community Survey (https://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=9881.0)
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Elias Alias on April 01, 2009, 06:10:37 pm
Greetings All,

I'm are Retired USAF TSGT, a vet of both Korea and Vietnam. My concern and interest is the move on the part of this Marxist* Administration and Congress to convert Our America into the "USSR" of America". I am convinced the 'p'resident Obama is a Marxist* and a Secret Islamist, and that the leaders of Congress are Marxist* as well.  I am prepared to fight this threat to Our America with all I have and all I am.

**(Marxists or at the very least one of its Bastard Children Communist or Socialist)

Here are a list of books that can give you some background on where I am coming from. I recommend anyone that wants to understand what is happening today should read these books. In addition I will be adding two posts, one on the Two Most Dangerous 5th Columns in America Today and the second on what's been called the war on terror titled "A Religious war".


Welcome, Maxstake;
First, as you're a Vietnam vet, I would like to say "welcome home", and thank you for your service.
I and many others here share your concerns about the demise of America. However, you will encounter here a wide range of opinions about the topics you've mentioned in your first three posts, and some of them, I'm presuming, may cause you to think that some of us here are not "getting it". But you'll find that there is a very well-honed intelligence here at TMM, contributed to by Christians, atheists, agnostics, Buddhists, "leftists" and "rightists", hesitant Democrats/liberals, bashful Republicans/conservatives, free-thinkers, Constitutionalists, min-archists, anarchists, libertarians, tax-honesty people, oath-keepers from the military and law enforcement, Native Americans, a few foreign citizens, and some who are just interested individuals of many sorts. (Did I leave anyone out? - oh, yes - and there may be lurking or active agents provocateur or other representatives of the Federal Power.)

So what you'll find here is a mix of various perspectives on just about any topic. We here at TMM welcome diverse thought, dissenting ideas, alternate concepts, historic facts, analysis, opinions (when they can be backed-up with convincing arguments and facts), "beliefs", etc. I would hope that all voices, including yours, are welcome here.

However, I would love to respond to your last two posts above, but I feel that this thread is long enough already, so I'd like to invite you to make two more posts (for a total of five posts - which will automatically grant you the privilege of starting new threads) and then move your ideas over to "General Discussion" by starting a new thread in which you can posit your take on these things you've mentioned.

If you'd do that for me, I'd appreciate it, and I'll participate in your new thread. You may, if you wish, simply copy/paste your last two posts, or either one of them, into a new thread and let 'er rip.  But please be prepared to engage some pretty sharp thinkers who may have quite a different slant on the two dangers to America as you've described them. I'm one of those who would like to add some new perspectives to your present view on Islam, and I'd also enjoy going deeper into your thesis on "progressives". (On that I do agree with you, but I think we could dig up even more substantial and supportive history with which to brace the correctness of your assessments.

Looking forward to more discourse with you,
Salute!
Elias
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Old Will Thirteen on April 03, 2009, 10:26:58 am
I have been lurking since the start of The Mental Militia and lurked at The Claire Files before that. Never registered at The Files because I thought folks were all together too serious and glum. My fault no doubt.... preconceived notions and all that jazz.                                                                         

I'm a former member of the John Birch Society. The JBS when it was still in Belmont, Massachusetts. Drifted from the Birchers shortly after the demise of Larry McDonald and the Soviets' attack on KAL FL#007. I do not believe Congressman McDonald was purposely assassinated but was an unfortunate victim of some foolish apparatchik's haste.                                                                                                                     

I've spent most of my adult life in the outdoor entertainment field, most often traveling carnival shows. At age sixteen thought that might be a good place to await The End Of The World As We Know It. At the time tin soldiers and Nixon were comin', if any recall.                                                   

I spend some time  at the other "other place", (http://www.getyourhandsdirty.net/publicsquare/index.php) but have no issues nor bones to pick at regarding the past.                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

I'm just shy of sixty years of age but I'm gettin' those ol'  TEOTWAWKI blues again. Strong. But it's a good thing now. I see hope and a brighter future. Maybe some hard times first. Maybe I'll not survive the hard times. But there is a brighter day ahead!!  (http://smiley.onegreatguy.net/hippy.gif)
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on April 04, 2009, 04:38:33 am
I and many others here share your concerns about the demise of America. However, you will encounter here a wide range of opinions about the topics you've mentioned in your first three posts, and some of them, I'm presuming, may cause you to think that some of us here are not "getting it". But you'll find that there is a very well-honed intelligence here at TMM, contributed to by Christians, atheists, agnostics, Buddhists, "leftists" and "rightists", hesitant Democrats/liberals, bashful Republicans/conservatives, free-thinkers, Constitutionalists, min-archists, anarchists, libertarians, tax-honesty people, oath-keepers from the military and law enforcement, Native Americans, a few foreign citizens, and some who are just interested individuals of many sorts. (Did I leave anyone out? - oh, yes - and there may be lurking or active agents provocateur or other representatives of the Federal Power.)

So what you'll find here is a mix of various perspectives on just about any topic. We here at TMM welcome diverse thought, dissenting ideas, alternate concepts, historic facts, analysis, opinions (when they can be backed-up with convincing arguments and facts), "beliefs", etc. I would hope that all voices, including yours, are welcome here.
...
Looking forward to more discourse with you,
Salute!
Elias


Holy crap, that's excellent eloquent. That has to go into the stickied intro to the board thread. Pretty much as is.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: da gooch on April 04, 2009, 12:06:39 pm
I and many others here share your concerns about the demise of America. However, you will encounter here a wide range of opinions about the topics you've mentioned in your first three posts, and some of them, I'm presuming, may cause you to think that some of us here are not "getting it". But you'll find that there is a very well-honed intelligence here at TMM, contributed to by Christians, atheists, agnostics, Buddhists, "leftists" and "rightists", hesitant Democrats/liberals, bashful Republicans/conservatives, free-thinkers, Constitutionalists, min-archists, anarchists, libertarians, tax-honesty people, oath-keepers from the military and law enforcement, Native Americans, a few foreign citizens, and some who are just interested individuals of many sorts. (Did I leave anyone out? - oh, yes - and there may be lurking or active agents provocateur or other representatives of the Federal Power.)

So what you'll find here is a mix of various perspectives on just about any topic. We here at TMM welcome diverse thought, dissenting ideas, alternate concepts, historic facts, analysis, opinions (when they can be backed-up with convincing arguments and facts), "beliefs", etc. I would hope that all voices, including yours, are welcome here.
...
Looking forward to more discourse with you,
Salute!
Elias


Holy crap, that's excellent eloquent. That has to go into the stickied intro to the board thread. Pretty much as is.

I'll second that suggestion.

Well said Elias.   Well said Indeed.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: 3-509_JWO on April 04, 2009, 04:23:55 pm
Stumbled upon this forum during late night surfing after changing my 2-week-old son's diaper.
Active Duty Army. Supporter of Oath Keepers and Stewart Rhodes. Took my oath in early 2004.
Frequent online communities of AR15.com, righttokeepandbeararms, and alaska shooting forums.
Deploying to Afghan this year. Hope to have some internet access this time. Hope to read some good items here. Already can see some good folks. Thanks for the site and for having me.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Nomads2 on April 04, 2009, 04:44:52 pm
Stumbled upon this forum during late night surfing after changing my 2-week-old son's diaper.
Active Duty Army. Supporter of Oath Keepers and Stewart Rhodes. Took my oath in early 2004.
Frequent online communities of AR15.com, righttokeepandbeararms, and alaska shooting forums.
Deploying to Afghan this year. Hope to have some internet access this time. Hope to read some good items here. Already can see some good folks. Thanks for the site and for having me.


Welcome, and congratulations on the new baby!  Thank you for serving.  Are you familiar with AnySoldier.com?  If not check it out, and hook up with it when you get over there - it's a group that provides letters and packages to deployed troops.  It's a good thing!
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: coloradohermit on April 04, 2009, 05:13:53 pm
It's wonderful to see so many diverse new people! Welcome to all of you. Hope you find a sense of community here.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: MamaLiberty on April 05, 2009, 08:36:23 am
Welcome indeed, to all the new members! Very encouraging to this old war horse...
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Stalking Horse on April 05, 2009, 03:22:34 pm
I wanted to ask  a question, but now I understand that I have to post a few times before I can start a thread so here I go.

I got into survivalism pre Y2K and have land in the mid-west and enough supplies put away for me and my family and friends for a couple of years. Some of the stuff needs to be rotated, but I keep adding new stuff and I need to write up a schedule. Never been in the service but have taught myself quite a few skills and am always learning.

This is a great site and thanks to the admins and mods here and also to Mr. Rawles whos site got me over here. I first read "Patriots" back when the only way you could read it was in a text file online and it was called "Triple Ought".

Regards, David
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: da gooch on April 05, 2009, 08:47:23 pm
Howdy right back at'cha   David - Stalking Horse  :hello:

I look forward to tales of the learning process and any lessons you can share with us.

Welcome to our little corner of the world.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: poto on April 06, 2009, 11:06:04 pm
Hi everyone,

I found this forum from SurvivalBlog and have been lurking for a while. I noticed some good info in the threads here and intelligent people posting so I finally decided to register. Hopefully I can contribute something useful from time to time.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: David on April 06, 2009, 11:21:13 pm
Hi everyone,

I found this forum from SurvivalBlog and have been lurking for a while. I noticed some good info in the threads here and intelligent people posting so I finally decided to register. Hopefully I can contribute something useful from time to time.

welcome aboard
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Occams Razor on April 08, 2009, 08:30:58 pm
Hello to all

I'm another lurker who has spent some time just reading through things.  I was looking for info on the  2010 census because several friends have commented about finding strange people with GPS devices wandering on their property, so I'm in search of passive resistance techniques and strategies.  Then I found my way over here to introduce myself and voila! I find the census threads!

So I'm a middle aged high school history teacher trying to get teenagers to put away their shiny things and other diversions and reclaim their liberty.  It's like herding cats.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Zookeeper on April 08, 2009, 09:33:08 pm
Welcome Everyone!
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Kamielion on April 09, 2009, 04:09:34 pm
Hello.
I came here via survivalblog to find people in my area that also believe in being prepared.  I live in Barren County Kentucky.
I am married and have two small children.  My wife is keeping her head in the sand about anything relating to being prepared.  So I am taking care of this on my own.  I am nowhere near where I want to be in preparedness, but I have a small start. 
I am interested in talking to anyone in my area about being prepared.

Thanks, Jim
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: da gooch on April 09, 2009, 04:26:23 pm
Hello.
I came here via survivalblog to find people in my area that also believe in being prepared.  I live in Barren County Kentucky.
I am married and have two small children.  My wife is keeping her head in the sand about anything relating to being prepared.  So I am taking care of this on my own.  I am nowhere near where I want to be in preparedness, but I have a small start. 
I am interested in talking to anyone in my area about being prepared.

Thanks, Jim

Welcome Jim,

I congratulate you on your attempt to prepare for the hard times and would Suggest that you NOT include your wife in the planning sessions unless she is willing to be totally silent about them.

We have had folks here who were publicly ridiculed and all of their plans exposed to the public by .... their own family. [a wife]

That said I wish you much Luck in your preps.

You will find that Most of the folks on this forum are very much into opsec. [operational security = keeping their names, locations and plans Very Private.]
Some May share their locations but Most will want to physically "meet up" much before and usually in a Very Public location.

Paranoia ?  Maybe ... BUT paranoia is not a bad thing IF your government really is out to remove your freedoms.

With all of the "bad news" out and over Let me welcome you to the boards.

Have a look around, there is Lots to learn and plenty of room for you to share your "bit of wisdom" ....

Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: e11charlie on April 10, 2009, 09:54:41 am
Well I found out about this site from a LEO.  I was expressing to him how dissmayed I was about the current threat.  How much I felt I was alone if I had to fight again.  I have only been out since 2005 and since I have been out have felt nothing but alone with out my platoon.  If the current situation keeps deteriorating the way it is I can not protect my family and others I find along the way by myself.  I was in from 97 to 05 in the Army as a mortar-man.  When i got out I joined LE as this was the only job I qulified for.  I became very dishearted with the current way that most I worked with would rather step on each other just for a chance to advance one step.  What happened to protecting the people?  So I got out and went back to school.  Because of these experiences is the way I feel the way I do today.  I thought I was alone in wanting to uphold my oath even with my life.  I hope this site is real and you guys will stand together.  You also have to keep in mind the the people against this movement are watching this site closely.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: MamaLiberty on April 10, 2009, 10:46:26 am
Welcome, Charlie! You have found a pretty large reservoir of information and potential companions on your journey toward freedom. Take the time to read a lot in all the boards, and don't be afraid to add to the discussion or ask questions.

And yes, we are well aware that those who despise us and hate our freedom are watching.

Poor bastards, they've got us surrounded...

III 

This time we are ALL Davidians. This time, we are all Jews, Kulaks, "counter-revolutionists" and "enemies of the state." We are now a despised minority within a country no longer our own. BUT WE WILL NOT BE DESPISED.
http://sipseystreetirregulars.blogspot.com/
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: CorbinKale on April 10, 2009, 11:00:36 am
Welcome e11charlie,

We know that we are being monitored. A good number of us are ex and current government employees. That we are monitored is not a bad thing. We are not making threats, but calling on our fellow citizens to honor their Oaths to the Constitution. If THAT causes concern in the government, then that proves our cause is righteous. If nothing else, it gives us comfort that the enemies of the Constitution have had fair warning to cease and desist their assault on our liberty. Any action on our part is now justifiable as self-defense. Maintaining the moral high ground is important.

According to the original blueprint, the People are the Sovreign in this nation. WE are the ultimate authority over the government. They work for US.

Right now that situation is inverted. The People fear the government. Change is coming.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Kamielion on April 10, 2009, 11:36:15 am
ok, so the mann is watching this site and the cray in every state is tabulating key strokes and making matches.  DOES
anyone know how I can get an air card and a wireless internet set up anom? 
can I plug an anom lap top into a trac phone?
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: da gooch on April 10, 2009, 11:53:39 am
ok, so the mann is watching this site and the cray in every state is tabulating key strokes and making matches.  DOES
anyone know how I can get an air card and a wireless internet set up anom? 
can I plug an anom lap top into a trac phone?

Head on over to the:
     Open Source Tech Gulch
Linux, PGP, IT from a freedom perspective

here at TMM and do some reading.

IF they haven't talked about a particular electronic or software  based subject over there then it is probably still in the planning stages at some lab in Silly Cone Valley.
Who knows maybe the labs in Silly Cone Valley are really our guys from the Open Source threads ?  :ph34r:  :ph34r:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Maxstake on April 10, 2009, 04:27:16 pm
Greetings All,

I'm are Retired USAF TSGT, a vet of both Korea and Vietnam. My concern and interest is the move on the part of this Marxist* Administration and Congress to convert Our America into the "USSR" of America". I am convinced the 'p'resident Obama is a Marxist* and a Secret Islamist, and that the leaders of Congress are Marxist* as well.  I am prepared to fight this threat to Our America with all I have and all I am.

**(Marxists or at the very least one of its Bastard Children Communist or Socialist)

Here are a list of books that can give you some background on where I am coming from. I recommend anyone that wants to understand what is happening today should read these books. In addition I will be adding two posts, one on the Two Most Dangerous 5th Columns in America Today and the second on what's been called the war on terror titled "A Religious war".


Welcome, Maxstake;
First, as you're a Vietnam vet, I would like to say "welcome home", and thank you for your service.
I and many others here share your concerns about the demise of America. However, you will encounter here a wide range of opinions about the topics you've mentioned in your first three posts, and some of them, I'm presuming, may cause you to think that some of us here are not "getting it". But you'll find that there is a very well-honed intelligence here at TMM, contributed to by Christians, atheists, agnostics, Buddhists, "leftists" and "rightists", hesitant Democrats/liberals, bashful Republicans/conservatives, free-thinkers, Constitutionalists, min-archists, anarchists, libertarians, tax-honesty people, oath-keepers from the military and law enforcement, Native Americans, a few foreign citizens, and some who are just interested individuals of many sorts. (Did I leave anyone out? - oh, yes - and there may be lurking or active agents provocateur or other representatives of the Federal Power.)

So what you'll find here is a mix of various perspectives on just about any topic. We here at TMM welcome diverse thought, dissenting ideas, alternate concepts, historic facts, analysis, opinions (when they can be backed-up with convincing arguments and facts), "beliefs", etc. I would hope that all voices, including yours, are welcome here.

However, I would love to respond to your last two posts above, but I feel that this thread is long enough already, so I'd like to invite you to make two more posts (for a total of five posts - which will automatically grant you the privilege of starting new threads) and then move your ideas over to "General Discussion" by starting a new thread in which you can posit your take on these things you've mentioned.

If you'd do that for me, I'd appreciate it, and I'll participate in your new thread. You may, if you wish, simply copy/paste your last two posts, or either one of them, into a new thread and let 'er rip.  But please be prepared to engage some pretty sharp thinkers who may have quite a different slant on the two dangers to America as you've described them. I'm one of those who would like to add some new perspectives to your present view on Islam, and I'd also enjoy going deeper into your thesis on "progressives". (On that I do agree with you, but I think we could dig up even more substantial and supportive history with which to brace the correctness of your assessments.

Looking forward to more discourse with you,
Salute!
Elias

Sir, I just looked at this area today and found your very kind welcome, please for give my response for bing so very late, I look forward to the debate.

Thank You again, Maxstake
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: IndianBellRanch on April 16, 2009, 12:12:47 am
A Religious War


I wro[SNIP]
My question to our Leaders: What are the chances that I am correct is my assessment and if so what is being done to prevent this eventuality? I do not doubt that we would win, but is there no way we can prevent this?



I enjoyed your posts, Max, very much. I only disagree with you in the matter of taking up arms and that we could win that way. You may need to see all my posts which aren't that many as a newby, myself. Such a war, Civil War, cannot be won. You'll only waste a lot of lives, because the "electoral" issue has been "settled" and they will simply waste anyone who goes against it. It's merely a sacrifice for no reason at all. There is a way to win, but it's got to be by a constant call for others to L@@K at what they're doing and how they are taking the nation down with it. Also, you will not win against Islam if you don't allow Jesus to be the Christ to be in your life as he wants to be. We are winning far many more souls to Christ in India every year than the rest of the world combined. Ahem! Whose side are we on! We are the ones who allowed the state to throw God out of the equation, and he simply moved to Asia. I'd suggest getting out of harm's way, but keeping the computer HOT pointing to all their foolishness, and then use the elective process to get a New America II going as you can. All the best, IBR
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: IDobserver on April 16, 2009, 03:43:16 pm
Dont worry... we don't bite.


Much. :ph34r:

I guess this is how I introduce myself before I reach 5 postings ...

Anyways, like others here I've been lurking awhile and really enjoyed the quality of people here.  I'm hoping I can constructively contribute!

I'm in my early 50's, married to my dream girl, and living in the mountains of northern Idaho.  I share many of the interests expressed throughout this forum.

So HI everyone ...

 :wave:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: da gooch on April 16, 2009, 05:38:57 pm
Welcome IDobserver,

My second child [my son Gray] was born in Copeland on State Highway 1 north back in '75.

Nice country.

Welcome.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: IDobserver on April 16, 2009, 10:15:52 pm
Welcome IDobserver,

My second child [my son Gray] was born in Copeland on State Highway 1 north back in '75.

Nice country.

Welcome.

Thanks gooch ... approx. where are you located now ... saw your coordinates, but it's easier just to ask!

Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: WarChest on April 19, 2009, 05:23:06 pm

Hit this Napolitano resignation poll


http://michaelsavage.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=5350

You remember Napolitano, right?

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/apr/16/napolitano-stands-rightwing-extremism/

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/apr/03/illegal-immigrants-given-work-permits-for-snitchin/

I think this is a poll we ALL should hit. And we should email the link for the poll to everyone we know. Pete

http://alarmandmuster.com/Home.html

http://www.ncmilitia.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=1916&start=0&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=


Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Anti Federalist on April 19, 2009, 10:53:14 pm
Greetings all...

Came over here from Oath Keepers, which links through at Ron Paul Forums.

Mid 40s, Merchant Marine Captain, living in the hills of New Hampshire on our small farm, raising chickens, chasing the Newfie dog, home schooling, canning, gardening and shooting out on the back 40.

Member of the SAR, great great nephew of Major General Smedley Darlington Butler.

Never been in active military service, but my MM service took me into some "hot zones" over the years, Persian Gulf back in the first "Gulf War" and the east coast of Africa.

I am very encouraged by the work of the Oath Keepers and fully support their efforts.

I am anti-war, anti-state and anti-authority and I am firmly convinced that the road we currently heading down within the US is one of "absolute despotism".

I am an Alex Jones listener, and am convinced beyond any reasonable doubt that the events of 9/11 are not what they appear or what have been presented to the American people.

Well, there, I've shot my mouth off enough, that should be enough to either flame or welcome, as the case may be. :laugh:

Look forward to talking to you all.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on April 19, 2009, 11:30:49 pm
Greetings all...

Came over here from Oath Keepers, which links through at Ron Paul Forums.
...

Well, there, I've shot my mouth off enough, that should be enough to either flame or welcome, as the case may be. :laugh:

Look forward to talking to you all.

As we are to talk to you.
From what you have said when you introduced yourself, you are going to feel as if you just wandered home and wondered where it had been. I certainly don't mean to be presumptuous, being an admin here and therefore not impartial, but I'm afraid you are going to find you just don't have enough time to take in the wealth of topics here. I suggest you first read this (https://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=21471.0) newly added welcome from Elias. We used to call him General Elias since The Mental Militia is a creation of his mind. Some posted about their intolerance of rank within a herd of cats, so in deference we dropped the title. It was more a term of endearment than a rank, but I guess that was difficult for some to see. Anyway, I'm thinking you will have much to add to the discussions here.

Welcome.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: IDobserver on April 19, 2009, 11:44:54 pm
Greetings all...

Came over here from Oath Keepers, which links through at Ron Paul Forums.

Mid 40s, Merchant Marine Captain, living in the hills of New Hampshire on our small farm, raising chickens, chasing the Newfie dog, home schooling, canning, gardening and shooting out on the back 40.

Member of the SAR, great great nephew of Major General Smedley Darlington Butler.

Never been in active military service, but my MM service took me into some "hot zones" over the years, Persian Gulf back in the first "Gulf War" and the east coast of Africa.

I am very encouraged by the work of the Oath Keepers and fully support their efforts.

I am anti-war, anti-state and anti-authority and I am firmly convinced that the road we currently heading down within the US is one of "absolute despotism".

I am an Alex Jones listener, and am convinced beyond any reasonable doubt that the events of 9/11 are not what they appear or what have been presented to the American people.

Well, there, I've shot my mouth off enough, that should be enough to either flame or welcome, as the case may be. :laugh:

Look forward to talking to you all.

Not generating any heat here ... welcome!

Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Anti Federalist on April 20, 2009, 12:18:45 am
Greetings all...

Came over here from Oath Keepers, which links through at Ron Paul Forums.
...

Well, there, I've shot my mouth off enough, that should be enough to either flame or welcome, as the case may be. :laugh:

Look forward to talking to you all.

As we are to talk to you.
From what you have said when you introduced yourself, you are going to feel as if you just wandered home and wondered where it had been. I certainly don't mean to be presumptuous, being an admin here and therefore not impartial, but I'm afraid you are going to find you just don't have enough time to take in the wealth of topics here. I suggest you first read this (https://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=21471.0) newly added welcome from Elias. We used to call him General Elias since The Mental Militia is a creation of his mind. Some posted about their intolerance of rank within a herd of cats, so in deference we dropped the title. It was more a term of endearment than a rank, but I guess that was difficult for some to see. Anyway, I'm thinking you will have much to add to the discussions here.

Welcome.

Thank you.

I read the comments from the "General" and couldn't agree more. If there is one single issue that is holding back the American people from reclaiming their independence and liberty it is the constant "divisions" and pigeonholing that holds too many people captive. The false "left right paradigm" if that phrase isn't too worn out or cliche'.

Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Anti Federalist on April 20, 2009, 12:23:53 am
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Not generating any heat here ... welcome!

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Excellent and thanks.

Sometimes just the mere mention of "anti state", Ron Paul, or Alex Jones is enough to elicit a response not unlike a vampire exposed to sunlight.

After getting booted from places like Hannity and Red State for such offenses, I've found it's best to get that out in the open right off the bat.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: da gooch on April 20, 2009, 01:05:26 pm
Welcome IDobserver,

My second child [my son Gray] was born in Copeland on State Highway 1 north back in '75.

Nice country.

Welcome.

Thanks gooch ... approx. where are you located now ... saw your coordinates, but it's easier just to ask!


Coordinates are for the photo [avatar]
I'm SoCenTex currently.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: MamaLiberty on April 20, 2009, 02:07:06 pm
Welcome indeed, Anti Federalist. You very much sound like one of the gang around here. :)
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: socalserf on April 21, 2009, 12:52:20 am

Sometimes just the mere mention of "anti state", Ron Paul, or Alex Jones is enough to elicit a response not unlike a vampire exposed to sunlight.

After getting booted from places like Hannity and Red State for such offenses, I've found it's best to get that out in the open right off the bat.

Hah!
Pull up a chair an' make yu'r self to home.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: jamie on April 21, 2009, 05:11:07 pm
Smedley Butler, anti-war, anti-state, anti-authority, questions 911, Alex Jones listener, Ron Paul supporter <gasp>.   Well, that  works for me.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Anti Federalist on April 21, 2009, 05:31:52 pm
Smedley Butler, anti-war, anti-state, anti-authority, questions 911, Alex Jones listener, Ron Paul supporter <gasp>.   Well, that  works for me.

<gasp> is right.

I think that's about, ohhh, half the ECHELON tag list.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Whitewolf on April 22, 2009, 11:01:59 am
Just joined but not new to forums and websites. Will watch and read for now.
Whitewolf
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Anti Federalist on April 22, 2009, 12:56:03 pm
Just joined but not new to forums and websites. Will watch and read for now.
Whitewolf

One NooB to another, Welcome. :mellow:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: socalserf on April 23, 2009, 09:00:56 pm
Just joined but not new to forums and websites. Will watch and read for now.
Whitewolf

Welcome Whitewolf.
Watch and read all you like, and jump in when you get comfortable.
(There is no one here but us chickens.) :ph34r:
serf
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: da gooch on April 23, 2009, 09:20:07 pm
Just joined but not new to forums and websites. Will watch and read for now.
Whitewolf

Welcome Whitewolf.
Watch and read all you like, and jump in when you get comfortable.
(There is no one here but us chickens.) :ph34r:
serf

serf
How in the dickens did you get the words "Hawks with Huge claws" reduced down to the size of a period ?
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(There is no one here but us chickenHawks with Huge claws.)

Nifty trick .... show me ?
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: 0351DMZ on April 24, 2009, 12:47:25 am
Hi All,

Quite a wide range of views here. The one common thread that must never be removed from the fabric is respect and knowledge of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. When that thread is removed the unraveling of the fabric cannot be stopped.

Few things have contributed to my survival and clarity more than Sun Tzu:

"Be extremely subtle, even to the point of formlessness. Be extremely mysterious, even to the point of soundlessness. Thereby you can be the director of the opponent's fate". The Art of War

I'm glad to be here and look forward to expanding my exposure and experience to a wide range of ideas and also to share my personal experience.

Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: american4life on April 24, 2009, 07:53:37 am
Hello everyone. Sorry I jumped the "gun" on posting. I've been reading alot of what has been said and have many opinions on very many subjects. Sometimes I speak without thinking..lol.... So if at any time I come across to bold or aggressive, take no offense. This is what keeps AMERICA great in my eyes. Remember everyone has an opinion, some of them just stink more than others...





  "I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."
  Have a great day everyone!! PEACE   :wave:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: da gooch on April 24, 2009, 09:56:13 am
Hello everyone. Sorry I jumped the "gun" on posting. I've been reading alot of what has been said and have many opinions on very many subjects. Sometimes I speak without thinking..lol.... So if at any time I come across to bold or aggressive, take no offense. This is what keeps AMERICA great in my eyes. Remember everyone has an opinion, some of them just stink more than others...





  "I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."
  Have a great day everyone!! PEACE   :wave:

Welcome american4life

I usually carry a spray can of Lysol (TM) around with me so that MY posts don't uhmm .... odiforize (?)  everything past the general comfort zone.

Actually as you look around you will discover that the biggest number of folks here are anarchists.  Which, you probably already know, means they don't feel any Need for an Organized Government. [An-archy = No-Rulers {Notice that there are two R's in that word}]
Anarchists , libertarians [notice the "little L"] and a very few minarchists. [minarchist=minimal government see Constitutional Republic]

That said all are welcome provided they comport themselves with a modicum of dignity and Respect for others.
There is a Registration Agreement on the front page IIRC.
Ah ... HERE (http://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=20010.0)  we go. It is on the Bulletin Board Forum.

"jumped the gun" .... not to worry there are folks here who have been here for long periods and have not even registered yet let alone followed any sort of step by step procedure.  Which, by the way, there isn't one .... at least as far as I know ....
:dontknow:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Secret Six on April 30, 2009, 01:22:09 pm
Once again Greetings to all of our new members here....

Sit down, Grab a Brew and have some BBQ ! :wub:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: onyxstar on May 01, 2009, 05:00:49 pm
I just joined today. Nice to meet you all. :)

If anyone has any upcoming events, feel free to message me. I am trying to find more patriot-minded people in my area (Oklahoma). I need to make some new friends.

As for me.. I am a 25 year old girl that supports the constitution. I love animals. I'm Jewish. (might as well get it out of the way, since some folks in the patriot communities I've visited don't seem to like Jews & they now know to steer clear of me :D lol). I'm also a vegetarian.- not that I'm against eating animals or anything like that. I support hunting 100%. I love guns & my grandfather raised beef. lol. I just don't like factory farms & how they treat the animals... I hate the Chinese government & I boycot Chinese made products.. I love chocolate.. And I'm obviously not good at introductions... So there ya go.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: NuclearDruid on May 01, 2009, 05:54:34 pm
As for me.. I am a 25 year old girl that supports the constitution. I love animals. I'm Jewish. (might as well get it out of the way, since some folks in the patriot communities I've visited don't seem to like Jews & they now know to steer clear of me :D lol). I'm also a vegetarian.- not that I'm against eating animals or anything like that. I support hunting 100%. I love guns & my grandfather raised beef. lol. I just don't like factory farms & how they treat the animals... I hate the Chinese government & I boycot Chinese made products.. I love chocolate.. And I'm obviously not good at introductions... So there ya go.

Welcome OS. I don't think you genealogy will bother too many here nor will your personal food preferences. Mutti and I have the same issues with CAFO's. The rule around our place is that if we or one of our friends/neighbors doesn't raise it or hunt it, we generally don't eat it. We're big into heirloom fruit and vegetable varieties and are members of Seed Savers Exchange. Don't know much about Oklahoma. I did get some nice Little Leaf Walnut trees from a nursery down in those parts earlier this Spring. Hope you find what your looking for around here.

Welcome! :occasion14:

ND
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: onyxstar on May 01, 2009, 06:03:49 pm

Welcome OS. I don't think you genealogy will bother too many here nor will your personal food preferences. Mutti and I have the same issues with CAFO's. The rule around our place is that if we or one of our friends/neighbors doesn't raise it or hunt it, we generally don't eat it. We're big into heirloom fruit and vegetable varieties and are members of Seed Savers Exchange. Don't know much about Oklahoma. I did get some nice Little Leaf Walnut trees from a nursery down in those parts earlier this Spring. Hope you find what your looking for around here.

Welcome! :occasion14:

ND

Thank you, ND :) I love heirloom veggies, too! :) And yep, lots of walnut trees out here.. and Pecans! TONS of pecan groves in my neck of the woods. lol

I'm not Jewish by geneology.. It's my religion. :) I was raised a Christian & converted to Messianic Judaism in 2001. My ancestry is mostly German and English, with several Native American tribes, as well as some Swedish and Dutch thrown in for good measure. :)
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: socalserf on May 01, 2009, 06:49:04 pm
Welcome OS,
It seems people around here don't care much about race, religion, or lifestyle.
I know I don't.
Mostly anyone who enjoys self responsibility and freedom is right at home here.

BTW, do you Appleseed?
http://www.appleseedinfo.org/
LOTS of patriots and freinds to be met and made at these events.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: onyxstar on May 01, 2009, 10:52:40 pm
Welcome OS,
It seems people around here don't care much about race, religion, or lifestyle.
I know I don't.
Mostly anyone who enjoys self responsibility and freedom is right at home here.

BTW, do you Appleseed?
http://www.appleseedinfo.org/
LOTS of patriots and freinds to be met and made at these events.


Thank you for the lovely welcome! :)

I have never heard of Appleseed (outside of the Anime LOL).. I have just found out that communities like this exist within the past month or two... I found out about this movement by looking up information on homesteading & saw a bunch of "patriots"... And I was like "wow.. these people have a lot of the same concerns and beliefs as me and my family!" So here I am.. lol My family has a lot of hunters and military men & women.. I was never formally taught how to shoot a gun, but I am pretty good with sling shots, blow darts, tomahawks and other more primal methods of hunting. I can also hit a fly with a rubber band in a moving car. :) I have good aim! lol I have shot guns before, but I haven't been formally trained or taught about different kinds of guns... But I think I'd be good at it! I love things that involve challenge and efficiency... So thank you for sharing that website with me! A lot of my friends and family have guns & other kinds of weapons... Swords, knives, etc.. I have seriously got to learn how to use all that stuff!!! It's an essential skill these days! My dad has some rifles I can use, too.. Maybe we can go to one of these Appleseed things together as a family :)
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: MamaLiberty on May 02, 2009, 07:55:58 am
Welcome indeed, OS! We're so glad you found us. Lots and lots of stuff to see here, and lots of good folks to get to know. Enjoy!
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Gypsy on May 03, 2009, 11:48:20 pm
Welcome Onyxstar !
you'll find lots of good stuff here ( and people too ).
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: livinright on May 06, 2009, 02:42:54 am
Greetings.

Long, long time lurker. Love the message here. Very interested in the gulching, and have been reading the wonderful things that are posted here. It has been hard starting a gulch where I am, but it is becoming a reality slowly. And I give thanks to your knowledge, especially backwoodshome for that.

Don't know that I'll have much to say, but I will have questions. Appreciate the wisdom here to be sure.

Peace and smiles.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: socalserf on May 06, 2009, 06:37:21 am
Greetings.

Long, long time lurker. Love the message here. Very interested in the gulching, and have been reading the wonderful things that are posted here. It has been hard starting a gulch where I am, but it is becoming a reality slowly. And I give thanks to your knowledge, especially backwoodshome for that.

Don't know that I'll have much to say, but I will have questions. Appreciate the wisdom here to be sure.

Peace and smiles.

Hello Livinright,
Welcome to the board.
 :hello:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: OlinEzra on May 09, 2009, 10:53:37 am
HI!

I'm Olin Ezra; preported internet troll and NWO Cyber Lackey

We do a podcast called The Olin Ezra Show (http://www.theolinezrashow.com)

My friend [censored] told me to come check this place out; so I am! Nice to meet people on the same wavelength!
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: livinright on May 09, 2009, 10:59:45 am
Hey! I've heard your show. You guys are crazy!

Great to have ya aboard.

(Parental discretion advised on his show btw.)  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: break24 on May 09, 2009, 05:01:29 pm
Censored already? ;) Nice to see some Detroit-Style around here. 

 :occasion14:

Peace
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: DirtyLowDown on May 09, 2009, 07:25:16 pm
Dear Forum Members and Moderator:

Greetings, everyone!  DirtyLowDown here! 

I heard about your Forum from a fellow member of several other Survivalist-related Forums.  I am a long-time reader and supporter of Claire Wolfe, Ayn Rand, the staff at Backwoods Home Magazine, and many other exponents of the philosophy of freedom. 

I was once a participant in the Liberty Round Table, but dropped off due to lack of access to a home-based computer for a few years, as well as distraction by the "interesting times" we all have faced since that horrible day of September 11, 2001.  If there are other LRT members out there like Sunny Snake, Hunter, Carl, and good ol' "Salt Lady" Susan, please contact me via the private message service on this Forum.  I'll try to get back in touch ASAP.

My perspective on some issues has been tweaked over the past few years, but I would like to think that I am still a minimal-governmentalist supporter of the individual right to Life, Liberty, Property, and Pursuit of Happiness. 

I would like to meet, network, and make friends with like-minded members locally and in person in North Carolina if possible, but even if I can't meet you in the 4-D world, I still look forward to hearing from you all and having some fun discussions soon!

Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: RightArmOfWyoming on May 09, 2009, 10:19:43 pm
Howdy,

I came here because of MamaLiberty and SoCalserf.

My wife Debra Jean and I live in SoCal, but we're moving to Wyoming, next summer at the latest. We're going there on a ten-day vacation next month.

We're a two-person nation that we call Nestlandia.

We like guns, cats, liberty, D/s, good food, good friends, and basically just want to be left the fudge alone. Which is becoming harder and harder, especially in the Pimple's RePubic of Kalifornia. (And many of the worst gun grabbiods are "our" representatives.)

I'm a writer, she's a paralegal. I like the Internet, she prefers logic puzzles. We don't go out much, we don't need to party because we are a party.

As for for age.....We remember when sex was safe and music was dangerous.

I used to vote Democrat a long time ago, until I started reading and thinking. Wife never voted Democrat. Her dad, a Goldwater supporter, turned her onto Heinlein when she was ten.

Michael W. Dean

Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: livinright on May 09, 2009, 10:25:27 pm
Are you the "Whosoever dies with his art on the most hard drives, wins." Michael W. Dean? I love that quote. :)
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: RightArmOfWyoming on May 09, 2009, 10:44:59 pm
HI!

I'm Olin Ezra; preported internet troll and NWO Cyber Lackey

We do a podcast called The Olin Ezra Show (http://www.theolinezrashow.com)

My friend [censored] told me to come check this place out; so I am! Nice to meet people on the same wavelength!

dig it. listening now, here in the Constitution Free Zone. (Though our home is a island of none of that. We will not secede from America, but we have seceded from the world. )

Wife and I do a podcast too, Radio Free Nestlandia, the voice of a two-person nation in suburbia.
It's about liberty, guns, cats, sex, high heels, dreams, cats, and a bunch o' other stuff. Including cats.

http://www.nestlandia.com

I'll self-censor: Parental discretion advised on the show btw.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: RightArmOfWyoming on May 09, 2009, 10:48:57 pm
Are you the "Whosoever dies with his art on the most hard drives, wins."

Yup. Ahhh....I got a dozen of 'em.


MWD
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: break24 on May 10, 2009, 01:51:35 am
Right on!  Welcome to this noise

Peace
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: RightArmOfWyoming on May 10, 2009, 02:01:32 am
thanks! I feel welcome to this noise!

MWD
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: socalserf on May 10, 2009, 10:20:49 am
HI!

I'm Olin Ezra; preported internet troll and NWO Cyber Lackey

We do a podcast called The Olin Ezra Show (http://www.theolinezrashow.com)

My friend [censored] told me to come check this place out; so I am! Nice to meet people on the same wavelength!

I don't know what a NWO Cyber Lackey is but, Welcome!
(It certainly sounds cool.)

Dear Forum Members and Moderator:

Greetings, everyone! DirtyLowDown here!

I heard about your Forum from a fellow member of several other Survivalist-related Forums. I am a long-time reader and supporter of Claire Wolfe, Ayn Rand, the staff at Backwoods Home Magazine, and many other exponents of the philosophy of freedom.

I was once a participant in the Liberty Round Table, but dropped off due to lack of access to a home-based computer for a few years, as well as distraction by the "interesting times" we all have faced since that horrible day of September 11, 2001. If there are other LRT members out there like Sunny Snake, Hunter, Carl, and good ol' "Salt Lady" Susan, please contact me via the private message service on this Forum. I'll try to get back in touch ASAP.

My perspective on some issues has been tweaked over the past few years, but I would like to think that I am still a minimal-governmentalist supporter of the individual right to Life, Liberty, Property, and Pursuit of Happiness.

I would like to meet, network, and make friends with like-minded members locally and in person in North Carolina if possible, but even if I can't meet you in the 4-D world, I still look forward to hearing from you all and having some fun discussions soon!



Howdy DirtyLowDown , and welcome to the fourm!
I think that this is a lovely place to hang out, and I hope that you will enjoy the ambience as much as I do.

Howdy,

I came here because of MamaLiberty and SoCalserf.

My wife Debra Jean and I live in SoCal, but we're moving to Wyoming, next summer at the latest. We're going there on a ten-day vacation next month.

We're a two-person nation that we call Nestlandia.

We like guns, cats, liberty, D/s, good food, good friends, and basically just want to be left the fudge alone. Which is becoming harder and harder, especially in the Pimple's RePubic of Kalifornia. (And many of the worst gun grabbiods are "our" representatives.)

I'm a writer, she's a paralegal. I like the Internet, she prefers logic puzzles. We don't go out much, we don't need to party because we are a party.

As for for age.....We remember when sex was safe and music was dangerous.

I used to vote Democrat a long time ago, until I started reading and thinking. Wife never voted Democrat. Her dad, a Goldwater supporter, turned her onto Heinlein when she was ten.

Michael W. Dean



Hey MichealWDean, Dude, Whats up!

Welcome to the forum!

I think that you are going to love it here.


Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Hollywoodgold on May 10, 2009, 12:39:21 pm
Howdy,

I came here because of MamaLiberty and SoCalserf.

My wife Debra Jean and I live in SoCal, but we're moving to Wyoming, next summer at the latest. We're going there on a ten-day vacation next month.

We're a two-person nation that we call Nestlandia.

We like guns, cats, liberty, D/s, good food, good friends, and basically just want to be left the fudge alone. Which is becoming harder and harder, especially in the Pimple's RePubic of Kalifornia. (And many of the worst gun grabbiods are "our" representatives.)

I'm a writer, she's a paralegal. I like the Internet, she prefers logic puzzles. We don't go out much, we don't need to party because we are a party.

As for for age.....We remember when sex was safe and music was dangerous.

I used to vote Democrat a long time ago, until I started reading and thinking. Wife never voted Democrat. Her dad, a Goldwater supporter, turned her onto Heinlein when she was ten.

Michael W. Dean



Welcome Michael, I did time in SoCal during the late 50's and early 60's when the Beach Boys appeared on the music scene. After living for a few years in the San Narcisso Valley, I imagined that if cannibalism were to make a comeback, it would appear first in Van Nuys. Or did I read that somewhere?

What would this country be like had Goldwater been president? I think "different" would be a fair guess at an answer.


Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: RightArmOfWyoming on May 10, 2009, 04:43:53 pm

Welcome Michael, I did time in SoCal during the late 50's and early 60's when the Beach Boys appeared on the music scene. After living for a few years in the San Narcisso Valley, I imagined that if cannibalism were to make a comeback, it would appear first in Van Nuys. Or did I read that somewhere?


I've never spent much "quality time" time in Van Nuys. I do go to a target range there, but get in and get out fast. Feels like a neighborhood one would get shot in.

I got married in Van Nuys, at the courthouse. The lobby of that place looked and felt like a welfare office.


What would this country be like had Goldwater been president? I think "different" would be a fair guess at an answer.


Well, as much as I almost deify the guy, and consider him the spiritual grandfather of libertarianism, he was good friends with Joseph McCarthy too. I like people who stand up against communism, but I think most will agree that McCarthy's methods were, well, McCarthyistic, which ain't a good thing.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McCarthyism
"McCarthyism is the politically motivated practice of making accusations of disloyalty, subversion, or treason without proper regard for evidence."

I think if Goldwater had become president, and his influence were still strong in politics, things would be different. I think gun laws would be more relaxed, immigration would be tightened, gays would probably be able to get married in all states, crime would be lower, government would be smaller....hmmmmm..doesn't sound bad at all,

Many think that Goldwater paved the way for Reagan. I've even heard "Goldwater won, it just took 16 years to count the votes."

That said, Reagan scared the hell outta me, but then again, I was a democrat punk rocker during the Reagan years. I've yet to go back and really look at the guy through the eyes of my wonderful "if you're young and not a liberal you have no heart, if you're old and not a conservative you have no brain" midlife "crisis."

MWD
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: OlinEzra on May 11, 2009, 10:59:15 pm
Wife and I do a podcast too, Radio Free Nestlandia, the voice of a two-person nation in suburbia.
It's about liberty, guns, cats, sex, high heels, dreams, cats, and a bunch o' other stuff. Including cats.

http://www.nestlandia.com

Right on; I'll check that out. Glad you like the show, we're waiting for someone to kick down the door ;)

anyone; humor us, it will be good times
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: RightArmOfWyoming on May 11, 2009, 11:15:29 pm
....Glad you like the show, we're waiting for someone to kick down the door ;)


We don't worry about that. Even use our real names and photos everywhere.

What we're worried about is when it becomes illegal to have a door.  :ph34r:

MWD, calmly sitting at home with all the windows and doors open on a warm summer night, with a loaded pistol on my holster on my hip while inside the house. And loaded rifles a few feet away.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Junker on May 12, 2009, 06:43:14 pm
MichaelWDean & DJ,

Welcome aboard, nice posting, & pod'ing. Hope you enjoy yourself
in the 'hood.

And to all the rest of you freedom outlaws:

'Bout time y'all showed up! Grab a seat & a revenooer-free drink o' choice. Yay!
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: RightArmOfWyoming on May 12, 2009, 07:17:17 pm
MichaelWDean & DJ,

Welcome aboard, nice posting, & pod'ing. Hope you enjoy yourself
in the 'hood.



Thanks and Thanks.

Wish I'd found this place years ago!

MWD
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Hollywoodgold on May 13, 2009, 01:08:50 pm
MichaelWDean & DJ,

Welcome aboard, nice posting, & pod'ing. Hope you enjoy yourself
in the 'hood.



Thanks and Thanks.

Wish I'd found this place years ago!

MWD

Michael:

Your comments remind me of an old homily.

It goes something like this:

Question:  "Do you know when the best time to plant an oak tree is?"

Response:  "No".

Answer:  "50 years ago".

Question:  "Do you know when the second best time to plant an oak tree is?"

Response:  "No".

Answer:  "Today".
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: RightArmOfWyoming on May 13, 2009, 04:05:15 pm
Love it!!!!


I used to go to AA (don't anymore, but still sober.) A saying I liked, sometimes an oldetimer would say it when he showed up late for a meeting and a friend would raz him about being late:
"The only meeting you're late for is your first one you go to."
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: OOSpool on May 13, 2009, 06:31:19 pm
Greetings again!  :) 

Disclosure:  In a former "life" my name was: "break24."  Unfortunately, I made a privacy mistake and forgot to check the box that hides email addresses to the general public until it was too late.  What I got in my inbox because of it, was a mess.  Very nasty emails by individuals suggesting things I'd rather not suggest here. :)

I also want to say, to those who care or are here because I sent them, that anything I post is not intended to intentionally disrespect or put people down.  I only offer opinions and try to protect my own profile.  I do not advocate, endorse, or encourage illegal activity of any kind.  Thanks, the problems have been resolved.  I hope to be a part of this forum for a long time contributing and learning from those who have been in the trenches.  I don't just hit forums and run because I think I'm special.  I appreciate the wisdom, thought, and discussion here.  It's great to see many new members contributing in a wonderful way! :)

Peace, Liberty, and Respect
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: livinright on May 14, 2009, 11:04:09 pm
Peace and smiles and welcome back OOSpool.

Hopefully this "life" will serve you better. Just glad you're back. :)
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: FUBAR on May 15, 2009, 02:02:28 pm
Howdy!

I've been looking for a forum of like minded folks for a while, and this seems like it may be "it".  It appears folks here know how to communicate with one another without automatically resorting to  unprovoked personal attacks or an accusation of being a government spook. :rolleyes:

Anyway, I hope that I can make a positive contribution to the board, and hopefully make some new friends.

FUBAR
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: MamaLiberty on May 15, 2009, 03:28:45 pm
Welcome, FUBAR! We're glad to meet you. Drag a log up to the fire and set a spell. :)
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: socalserf on May 16, 2009, 09:03:16 am
Hey Fubar, I've always like that acronym.
I think that a sense of humor will get you very far in life and may be save your sanity in a crisis.
Welcome indeed.

Welcome back OOSpool, nee break24.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Who...me? on May 16, 2009, 09:46:38 am
I have a book called "FUBAR Soldier slang of WWII"  Full of interesting stuff by Gordon L Rottman

One of my favs 
dead loss = useless person or a waste of time

"Those monkeys in congress sure are a dead loss.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: FUBAR on May 16, 2009, 02:01:18 pm
 I couldnt decide on FUBAR or SNAFU, I like both and actually use the terms.  In my younger days, most Saturday (and Friday) nights ended up with us getting fubar and sharing the tales on Monday.  Ah, the good old days..sigh.

Any way just wanted to say thanx to you all for the warm welcome.
Take care.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: RightArmOfWyoming on May 16, 2009, 04:27:09 pm
I couldnt decide on FUBAR or SNAFU, I like both and actually use the terms.  In my younger days, most Saturday (and Friday) nights ended up with us getting fubar and sharing the tales on Monday.  Ah, the good old days..sigh.

Any way just wanted to say thanx to you all for the warm welcome.
Take care.

I like your icon and quote. I almost quoted that in the "favorite movie gunfight scenes" thread, but it's barely a fight.

MWD
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: FUBAR on May 16, 2009, 06:58:48 pm
I think Roddy's character in "They Live" ranks up there with Bruce Campbells "Ash"..
Its hard to beat "Shop smart, Shop S-Mart"... :mellow:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: RightArmOfWyoming on May 16, 2009, 07:21:43 pm
I think Roddy's character in "They Live" ranks up there with Bruce Campbells "Ash"..
Its hard to beat "Shop smart, Shop S-Mart"... :mellow:


Roddy was an unlikely, and brilliant, choice for John Carpenter to make in casting that film.

Roddy's character's buddy, Keith David, was good too. That guy is one of my favorite supporting actors. He's also in Clockers, and plays the creepy rich guy trading heroin for sex in "Requiem for a Dream."

MWD, wearing his Hoffman Lenses all the time.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: lranders on May 19, 2009, 05:31:22 pm
Hey everyone,
I live in the primarily Conservative El Paso County, the State of Colorado, the Libs are running the place, and I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired.

I'm happy to have found the oath keepers as I by myself have a hard time watching my front and back at the same time. It is good to know there is a group who will stand back-to-back and take this Country back.

The time will come and I hope we are ready.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: socalserf on May 19, 2009, 09:17:17 pm
Welcome lranders,
I hope you enjoy the forum.
We have many different folks here, but probably not many liberals.
At this point I’d like to introduce you to one of the best hello and welcome I’ve read here;

(snip).... But you'll find that there is a very well-honed intelligence here at TMM, contributed to by Christians, atheists, agnostics, Buddhists, "leftists" and "rightists", hesitant Democrats/liberals, bashful Republicans/conservatives, free-thinkers, Constitutionalists, min-archists, anarchists, libertarians, tax-honesty people, oath-keepers from the military and law enforcement, Native Americans, a few foreign citizens, and some who are just interested individuals of many sorts. (Did I leave anyone out? - oh, yes - and there may be lurking or active agents provocateur or other representatives of the Federal Power.)

So what you'll find here is a mix of various perspectives on just about any topic. We here at TMM welcome diverse thought, dissenting ideas, alternate concepts, historic facts, analysis, opinions (when they can be backed-up with convincing arguments and facts), "beliefs", etc. I would hope that all voices, including yours, are welcome here. …….(snip)



Looking forward to more discourse with you,
Salute!
Elias

I do hope that you enjoy this forum as much as I have.
Again, Welcome.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: da gooch on May 19, 2009, 10:51:01 pm
Welcome lranders,

One small correction for you....
This whole site is NOT the Oath Keepers.

This is the Mental Militia and a wonderful place to learn things too numerous to name.

The Oath Keepers have been granted a segment to our own use and are invited to enjoy and engage in dialog with the rest of the site.

Some of us here are Oath Keepers and some are not different strokes for different folks ....

I guess it is time for me to do this again ....

=================
Welcome to all of the new faces ....

I highly recommend The Freedom Outlaw's Handbook by Claire Wolfe [Claire's Amazon Store Link - Books] (http://astore.amazon.com/clairewolfeco-20/105-4750152-8362854) in case you haven't read it.

And this thread:

The Rules (https://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=14742.0)

and this thread:

books (https://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=6039.0)

And I am finding this thread [Gulching Directory by Junker] (https://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=2027.0) very helpful in getting caught up with the rest of the folks here.
Also ....
IF you're interested this is Where We Be (https://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=7483.0) ...

Oh and I am sometimes thought to be too helpful.     :ph34r:

{Especially for a pirate ....}  :icon_pirat:  even IF I am an Oath Keeper.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Freedom Prevails on May 26, 2009, 05:18:07 pm
Hi, I'm not new here, but this ID is new. I couldn't stand the gut sickening feeling I got when I used my real name.  Albeit, it probably doesn't matter because there is always that ISP problem eh?
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Pragmatic1 on May 26, 2009, 08:37:48 pm
Hello All,
Just found this site.  Pretty impressed. Seems more my style.
I came over from the Survival podcast forum, which is a whole other story.  I'll come right out and say , they banned me, IMO because I did not agree with the owners opinions there and some of the mods.  After reviewing the topics on the threads here, the replies, and how the forums are separated, and the rules, I think it will be a much better fit.
I look forward to learning and also contributing to this forum!
p1
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: MamaLiberty on May 27, 2009, 09:51:19 am
Welcome to all the new folks. It is exciting to see so many new "names" and I do hope you will all get involved here. We have much to learn from each other. If you are respectful of others and don't start fights, you should enjoy the company here.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Junker on May 27, 2009, 12:51:54 pm
And I am finding this thread [Gulching Directory by Junker] (https://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=2027.0) very helpful in getting caught up with the rest of the folks here.

Oh, gosh!  Thank you, Gooch. I was working on that back then and got side tracked by my move into Montana... leaving still lots to do there. Back to work there for me!
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: da gooch on May 27, 2009, 02:49:08 pm
And I am finding this thread [Gulching Directory by Junker] (https://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=2027.0) very helpful in getting caught up with the rest of the folks here.

Oh, gosh!  Thank you, Gooch. I was working on that back then and got side tracked by my move into Montana... leaving still lots to do there. Back to work there for me!

Oops .... Sorry there Junker ...

*sigh* No rest for the weary  ?

:thrbiggrin:    :thumbsup:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: moecah on May 28, 2009, 11:01:59 am
Hi all-

I have lurked for awhile and recently created an account to make browsing easier.

I'm extremely displeased with what I am seeing going on in our country and somehow that has brought me here. These boards are bursting with good information, insights and links to further goodies.


Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: NuclearDruid on May 28, 2009, 11:08:13 am
Hi all-

I have lurked for awhile and recently created an account to make browsing easier.

I'm extremely displeased with what I am seeing going on in our country and somehow that has brought me here. These boards are bursting with good information, insights and links to further goodies.

Welcome!

ND
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: dlvrme on May 28, 2009, 08:44:16 pm
Hello, I found this site from Survival Blog.  It looks like I will be spending tons of time here catching up.
Lots of reading to do! 

Right now I only know enough to know that I don't know a thing or where to start. 
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: socalserf on May 28, 2009, 09:11:20 pm
Hello, I found this site from Survival Blog.  It looks like I will be spending tons of time here catching up.
Lots of reading to do! 

Right now I only know enough to know that I don't know a thing or where to start. 

Hello dlvrme. Welcome to the forum.

You are starting in exactly the right place with exactly the right attitude.

There is certainly alot of learning potential here and you're welcome to become as educated as you please.

I always like the proverb that the more you learn the less you know.

So, garb a cuppa joe, put your feet up and be at home.

Welcome.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: FUBAR on May 28, 2009, 10:11:36 pm
I just wanted to say "HI" to anyone I haven't said it to, and to say thanks to all the folks that continue to make me feel welcome.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: livinright on May 28, 2009, 10:33:31 pm
I just wanted to say "HI" to anyone I haven't said it to, and to say thanks to all the folks that continue to make me feel welcome.

Nicely put, and ditto....(wishing I had thought of it meself).

Oh, dlvrme, socalserf is soooo very correct [as usual :)]

Quote
I always like the proverb that the more you learn the less you know.

If you ever read me, you'll know that is oh so true. ;)

Just have fun with it, and know there is no stupid question here. Stupid statements can abound, at times, but never a stupid question.

Peace and welcome and happy reading!!


Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: da gooch on May 28, 2009, 10:46:00 pm
All questions are a request for data.

Unless they're rhetorical then they're ... um ... Not.

Honest efforts at communication are met with honest efforts to share knowledge. Or some such Hokum ... :rolleyes:

Humor is usually appreciated ....
except in my case that is ....
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: dlvrme on May 28, 2009, 11:53:15 pm

Quote

Just have fun with it, and know there is no stupid question here. Stupid statements can abound, at times, but never a stupid question.


"There is no such thing as a stupid question, just stupid people who ask questions"

I don't mean that in any offensive way, it is just my twisted sense of humor.  Some people get very offended when I say it, but I am saying it anyway because I still think its funny.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: LJEddy on May 29, 2009, 12:11:47 am
I'm so thankful to have found you all. I've so much to learn iand it seems I've a short time to learn it in. I just want to prepare myself and my little one to survive the turbulent times that are coming all too quickly. I've been feeling so fearful about where this country is heading for a couple of years now but I've had no idea where to turn or even if I just wasn't a little nuts. Most people I know just don't seem to be aware of what's happening and are blissfully going about their lives. Personally, I'm more than a little scared.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Klapton Isgod on May 29, 2009, 12:16:49 am
I'm so thankful to have found you all. I've so much to learn iand it seems I've a short time to learn it in. I just want to prepare myself and my little one to survive the turbulent times that are coming all too quickly. I've been feeling so fearful about where this country is heading for a couple of years now but I've had no idea where to turn or even if I just wasn't a little nuts. Most people I know just don't seem to be aware of what's happening and are blissfully going about their lives. Personally, I'm more than a little scared.

First thing you should do...  If you have access to dirt, sunlight, and water, PLANT A GARDEN.  If it doesn't end up saving your life, at least it will save you some money.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: livinright on May 29, 2009, 12:22:14 am
I'm so thankful to have found you all. I've so much to learn iand it seems I've a short time to learn it in. I just want to prepare myself and my little one to survive the turbulent times that are coming all too quickly. I've been feeling so fearful about where this country is heading for a couple of years now but I've had no idea where to turn or even if I just wasn't a little nuts. Most people I know just don't seem to be aware of what's happening and are blissfully going about their lives. Personally, I'm more than a little scared.

Any of us would be lying if we didn't say we were a little scared. But that is what drives us. Let it drive you, and you will be fine.

As Klapton said, growing food, very good thing, defending yourself, and mostly learning what they do, so you know what to expect. Indeed, follow the fear, it serves all of us. That's how we get here, and ready. You're halfway there IMO. You HAVE to have some fear, or you are like the "bots" out there......
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: LJEddy on May 29, 2009, 12:29:13 am
I'm so thankful to have found you all. I've so much to learn iand it seems I've a short time to learn it in. I just want to prepare myself and my little one to survive the turbulent times that are coming all too quickly. I've been feeling so fearful about where this country is heading for a couple of years now but I've had no idea where to turn or even if I just wasn't a little nuts. Most people I know just don't seem to be aware of what's happening and are blissfully going about their lives. Personally, I'm more than a little scared.

Any of us would be lying if we didn't say we were a little scared. But that is what drives us. Let it drive you, and you will be fine.

As Klapton said, growing food, very good thing, defending yourself, and mostly learning what they do, so you know what to expect. Indeed, follow the fear, it serves all of us. That's how we get here, and ready. You're halfway there IMO. You HAVE to have some fear, or you are like the "bots" out there......

Thank you both. It helps just knowing that there is a place to go to learn and find supportive, helpful folks.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: FUBAR on May 29, 2009, 12:56:54 am
I'm so thankful to have found you all. I've so much to learn iand it seems I've a short time to learn it in. I just want to prepare myself and my little one to survive the turbulent times that are coming all too quickly. I've been feeling so fearful about where this country is heading for a couple of years now but I've had no idea where to turn or even if I just wasn't a little nuts. Most people I know just don't seem to be aware of what's happening and are blissfully going about their lives. Personally, I'm more than a little scared.

Well, don't be scared, just be prepared, and do the best you can.

I felt the same way once, I'm sure we all did when we started "waking up".  So much to do, so little time.

Just keep it all in perspective.  After a while, it all comes natural, then, you get kinda mad somebody woke you up, (not so much, but how much is enough?) but it will feel good, just like the tread mill and lifting weights.  You have to take a couple days off now and then to heal, and grow.  Breathe, rest, and look at all the work you did for you, and those you love.
It's worth it.  Just sucks some times. 
Once you start, and know whats right, stopping just feels wrong.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Josiah on May 29, 2009, 02:58:40 am
Hello everyone, my name is Josiah and I tend to be a little paranoid.  I decided to join this site right after I found it while wandering around survivalblogs links.  I am delighted to find a place where I can ask questions, but I've learned from years of pestering my father with questions that always start with, "I've been thinking...", that I should contain myself.  I live in the South Eastern Ohio area, among one of the many counties that is pretty much the same as the others, no matter what most the residents cllaim.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: socalserf on May 29, 2009, 06:14:03 am
Welcome Josiah.
No one else here is paranoid, not a single solitary person.
 :ph34r: :ph34r: :ph34r: :ph34r: :ph34r: :ph34r: :ph34r:
Just kidding of course!
There is good reason to be paranoid, concerned, and very careful.
We try not to let it get in the way of life and learning, or stop us from dancing in the light.
I'll go out on a limb and say that 'containing yourself' might be counter productive, ask questions, and have fun.

I think you'll like it here, Welcome.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: MamaLiberty on May 29, 2009, 07:28:27 am
Welcome to all the new folks! This is wonderful!

As a long time teacher, I can say with authority: "The only stupid question is the one you never asked."

Just ask with an open mind as much as possible. Don't be afraid to question the answers if they don't make sense. Just be gentle and respectful and you'll find lively discussion, banter and lots of fun exploring to find the answers that really work for you.

One size truly does not fit all. There are many different "right" ways to do most things.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: dustycoates on May 29, 2009, 11:59:10 am
anyone here from my neck of the creek. Southern Maryland?????
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: da gooch on May 29, 2009, 12:05:12 pm
I never "lived" there but I hung around there for a couple of years while captaining several different traditionally rigged sailboats most of which were sail training [school] vessels.
Really like the museum in St Michaels.

SoCenTex now and for the last twenty years or so ....

Welcome
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on May 29, 2009, 06:18:16 pm
All questions are a request for data.
....

Are all questions a request for data?
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: da gooch on May 29, 2009, 07:35:26 pm
I used to use the word "information" maybe "data" is not exactly correct ... I don't much care .... really.











PS
I'm a little slow these days for some reason ... I finally caught the Delphi  "question".   :rolleyes:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: RightArmOfWyoming on June 03, 2009, 02:12:55 am
Welcome, Josiah.

MWD
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Secret Six on June 03, 2009, 12:46:58 pm
Hello Josiah and Welcome to Our Little Soiree.....

Now relax, kick back, and enjoy some corn likker
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: MamaLiberty on June 03, 2009, 04:30:32 pm
Hey, S6 - isn't it YOUR turn to bring the likker? I didn't get any!!!  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Freedom Prevails on June 03, 2009, 11:00:13 pm
I remember when I first came here.  I was confused, scared, paranoid, and not thinking straight.  In fact, I didn't know what to think.  And now that I've been here for awhile, I see that others share the confused, scared, not thinking straight, and the paranoia with me.  Now this is great.  I mean, really really super great to have each of us, all of us working together for the benefit of We The People.
Thank you everyone... and welcome!!!
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Atomic Hammer on June 04, 2009, 07:33:23 am
I am new... This is a great forum. I will have to get to know some of you. Everyone has great Ideas. May be I can share some of my simple machine type thought.    KISM :wub:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: socalserf on June 04, 2009, 07:44:41 am
Good Morning Atomic Hammer, and Welcome.
Thanks for stopping by to introduce yourself.
I hope you will feel at home here.


 :hello:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Marcus Aurelius on June 05, 2009, 10:55:49 am
Hello Folks,

I'm Marc, looking forward to reading up and throwing my two cents in where it may have value. Came to you via SB.

Thanks.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: jamie on June 05, 2009, 01:38:49 pm
Hello Folks,

I'm Marc, looking forward to reading up and throwing my two cents in where it may have value. Came to you via SB.

Thanks.


Welcome. A stoic or just like the name?
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Marcus Aurelius on June 05, 2009, 05:41:10 pm
Hello Folks,

I'm Marc, looking forward to reading up and throwing my two cents in where it may have value. Came to you via SB.

Thanks.


Welcome. A stoic or just like the name?
I have many beliefs, but the nick name is what my father called me since I was a small boy, and that was a looong time ago...;)
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: socalserf on June 06, 2009, 09:36:36 am
Welcome Marcus Aurelius.

Cool nick name. Philosopher-King.

Please pardon my ignorance, but what is 'SB'?


Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Who...me? on June 06, 2009, 10:39:33 am
SurvivalBlog.com
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Mad Wet Hen on June 06, 2009, 02:02:13 pm
Hi all.
Well as you all can see I call myself cordobablue. I stubbled across this place and noticed that there is a lot of info. I need and you all seem to have it. I know some things that may help you all out too. I have been living in a rural area for around 10 years now and have found a lot of things out on how to survive without a lot of things. My huband had a stoke a few months back so now I have to find more ways to do things myself. We go to town to get water for drinking and washing dishes so we can save the filters we have for more pressing times. All our heat in the winter is wood, and I have learned how to make an outdoor oven to be able to bake when the electricity is out do to ice storms. We are trying to get our generator to work and have tried to find out how to make a wind generator, and solar panels. Won't do much good if an EMP is set off though. Any way I am always willing to share info. and would love to meet you all some time on the boards. I bake and can make clothes without patterns so if anyone wants to know how I do it I don't mind sharing, besides it might come in handy. You never know.
Sorry for rambling.
Oh does anyone know how to make a water pressure tank for wells? Ours went out and can't afford another one and our animals need to be watered from the well.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: jamie on June 06, 2009, 05:58:57 pm
Welcome cordobablue, sounds like you have a lot of skills.  What general region are you in?  Anyway best to you.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: mutti on June 06, 2009, 07:33:49 pm
Welcome cordobablue. Looking forward to hearing some of your experiences.

Just curious - to you need to rehab your water pressure tank? Is it a part/piece that went out? Did it rust through?

The ladies and gents here have lots of knowledge/experience - hopefully someone will be able to give you advice. Try posting in the Gulching/Self-Sufficiency Thread and see if anyone can help. (http://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?board=18.0)

mutti
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Mad Wet Hen on June 06, 2009, 08:39:38 pm
thanks for the warm welcome.
I am in Oklahoma in a rural area.
As for the well pump, the pressure tank blow. I would like to find a way to build one. Maybe from an old water heater if possible. The pump is fine we treaded for it. and while it was pumping the pressure tank blow.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: glass_eye on June 07, 2009, 05:22:40 pm
hello all, been lurking for several weeks and it's very refreshing to see discussion in good faith. Always been interested in privacy issues, though unable to completely exercise them (currently in the military). Hopefully I can contribute a little.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: socalserf on June 08, 2009, 08:02:03 am
Hello Glass Eye.
Welcome to the forum
We do try hard to be cordial and polite in our discussions.
Lots to learn here about privacy issues.

BTW, Boston T. Party will have a new book out on the subject any day now. Should be good.
One Nation, Under Surveillance, Dodging the Watchful Eye
by Boston T. Party
http://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=20917.0

Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: reformedneocon on June 08, 2009, 04:16:23 pm
Hi-- We're a family, who've been making the journey from neocon slumber land into Constituionalist Freedom inspired preppers, over the last couple years. 
Look forward to learning more!
Thanks
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Hollywoodgold on June 08, 2009, 10:23:57 pm
Hi-- We're a family, who've been making the journey from neocon slumber land into Constituionalist Freedom inspired preppers, over the last couple years. 
Look forward to learning more!
Thanks

ReFo:

It is a ladder you describe with all of us collected on different rungs. There is no better place to be then the next rung. Take a step, there are many here who will lend a hand or step a side. Do a search of a favorite topic and you will likely have much to choose from.

Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Winston on June 15, 2009, 01:18:41 pm
Hi all,

Found this place through a link in backwoods home magazine's archives of Hardville, joined awhile back but haven't had time to post yet.

I'm in the Carolina area and still at the beginning of my life, I look forward to being a part of this forum; there aren't many like it that are this clean, organized and with polite conversations (been on Alex Jone's forum lately? What a mess...)
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: socalserf on June 15, 2009, 10:58:24 pm
Welcome Winston,
Thanks for stopping by to introduce yourself.
It's always a pleasure to meet Hardyville-ians.

Jump into the discussions anytime, new perspectives and views are good for the mix.

Howdy!
 :hello:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Lazarus Long on June 16, 2009, 01:40:10 pm
Glad you found us, Winston.

Just don't get sucked in by the heretical "fruitcakes" you may occasionally run into around here.  :ph34r:

Rumor is that true enlightenment can be found here (https://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=2214.0), though.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Jimbo on June 17, 2009, 11:38:43 am
 About time I should intro m'self. Survivalist, working towards becoming an Anarcho-Capitalist. I think the best way the Leviathan State can be put in check is to work towards self sufficiency.  Am learning basic carpentry, shop, and gardening (our plots are growing nicely!). Intend to start up a cottage industry based on whatever I become the most competent at producing.I don't advocate violence towards the politiclowns or other tentacles of Leviathan.

 Am a gunaholic, but again, being able to produce for yourself is much more important than firepower :thumbsup:. Again, our best bet to defeat Leviathan is through personal initiative, productivity, and industry, not violence. :sunny:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: da gooch on June 18, 2009, 11:28:42 pm
Glad you found us, Winston.

Just don't get sucked in by the heretical "fruitcakes" you may occasionally run into around here.  :ph34r:

Rumor is that true enlightenment can be found here (https://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=2214.0), though.

Ha !  Rumor is entirely the correct term.
Careful Winston the "dark side" is intense on that thread.
Do Not Read the ingredients list ....  :ph34r:

For the "secret survival food" (http://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=12438.0) this is the place.

Welcome.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Ænema on June 19, 2009, 03:24:15 am
Good day everyone.

I found this place a while back and have watched, or lurked as you all seem to put it. I must say I have been very impressed with the intellect here in point places, but mostly the backbone of some of those that seem to have been here quite some time. I am most appreciative of the works of Claire and those who support her, quite the ideas indeed. I look forward to putting some of these ideas to work in my own existence. Seems to be a very good time for it. Many of my friends and I have spoken this way for quite a while. Thought we were alone it these ideas, obviously not, and thank goodness. Glad to see that we can get more information to actually bring this to fruition. I look forward to reading more, especially with the escalation of things we see in the news and in real life. It is certainly getting ugly all around us. I've been trying to learn the weaponry, but must say, I'm more confused than ever. I can shoot, but wouldn't be able to tell you what it is I'm shooting or what I'd have to load it with. It is all new to me to that extent. But anyway, I will deal with that, hopefully with your help. Oh and also, the thing I've appreciated the most....the use of friendly sarcasm in the face of disparity. Makes me feel like I'm not the only sarcastic a-hole out there in all the muck.

I guess it would have been easier on your eyes for me to just say, "hey, thanks for being here". But I've never been accused of being "easy on the eyes". Anyway, thanks.

Ænema

Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: ramallamamama on June 19, 2009, 04:42:10 am
Greetings,

Finally decided to find a new board to hang out on. I lurked for a few days and this community seems like a good fit. I came from a Ron Paul board and learned a lot there, but got sick of the constant effort to support one new guy or another when I just don't think any of it will matter.

I've been around politics as a supporter and participant since '04 and have come to a realization that the only change there will be is for the worse. The financials don't look good and the police state is advancing, I've decided to bunker down and defend a a self sufficient homestead/community with like minded individuals. I've come to understand that change will not happen in a top down fashion but more from the bottom up, starting with myself, my family, my neighbors, my community, etc.

I have a nice supply of basic preps and have been focusing on food production and permaculture for required skills. I'm on Maui and plan on staying here. There are a few farm/permaculture communities around, I've yet to find one that consists of liberty minded people.

I look forward to learning from this community's experience and hope that I'll be able to share some of my own.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: socalserf on June 19, 2009, 08:10:34 am
Oh and also, the thing I've appreciated the most....the use of friendly sarcasm in the face of disparity. Makes me feel like I'm not the only sarcastic a-hole out there in all the muck.

Ænema

Welcome Ænema

That phrase reminds me an old cartoon called, 'Courage in the face of Adversity'.
I can't find it now naturally.


I have a nice supply of basic preps and have been focusing on food production and permaculture for required skills. I'm on Maui and plan on staying here. There are a few farm/permaculture communities around, I've yet to find one that consists of liberty minded people.

.

Hello Ramallamamama,
From a reformed Big Islander, I bid you Welcome!
When I left for good the Island it was already a 'Socialist Workers Paradise', any change since '88?


 I've come to understand that change will not happen in a top down fashion but more from the bottom up, starting with myself, my family, my neighbors, my community, etc.


Dude, you are in the right place, to da max.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: ramallamamama on June 19, 2009, 01:40:55 pm
Hello Ramallamamama,
From a reformed Big Islander, I bid you Welcome!
When I left for good the Island it was already a 'Socialist Workers Paradise', any change since '88?

Dude, you are in the right place, to da max.

Thanks socalsurf.

Off hand I have no idea what the official unemployment numbers are over there, I suspect U-6 would be about 50%. Hilo's big mall looks like a ghost town, Macy's pulled out last year. Kona's tourist industry is dead. Out in the Puna area there is a huge community of organic farmers and permaculture gardens, much larger than here on Maui. Barry is much celebrated and the kool-aid flows freely.

There are many good ideas, alternative currencies and barter etc. A big problem that I see however is that with all the spiritual enlightenment going on people lose sight of the material, here and now. Certainly, off the beaten path farm communities will not be as hard hit as L.A., Chicago or N.Y.C, but those inhabiting these farm communities need to take a realistic approach to self defense. Gun control programming runs VERY deep with these budding Buddha types.

Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: socalserf on June 19, 2009, 02:35:29 pm

 Gun control programming runs VERY deep with these budding Buddha types.


Don't I know it.
OHM.............OHM................

Wait, wait, I'm over it now.(As he reaches over to touch his Garand.)
Beg your pardon.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: ramallamamama on June 19, 2009, 08:42:15 pm
Please don't get me wrong, I'm on my own spiritual path and I'm not knocking other's.

I've actually heard the word pacifist tossed around at the community garden where I have a small plot and that in itself frightens me a bit. Not really, but that's a feature of much of the 'alt' food production culture here. I think it kinda freaks them out when I show up to weed my plot wearing live free or die and let them eat change Ts. I'm always friendly and courteous and willing to help other gardeners, they're not sure what to make of me. Hehe.



Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: MtnDreams on June 20, 2009, 11:44:16 am
Hello to one and all!

Great Site!

Have enjoyed lurking and decided it was time to join the fray!
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: mab1861 on June 21, 2009, 06:01:15 pm
    Joined lookn for people who r ready to take HER back! Lookn forward to meetn ya.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: da gooch on June 22, 2009, 04:00:31 pm
Uhm ... mab1861

It took me too long to get the divorce papers.  I'm not interested in taking "HER back".

Maybe I'm misunderstanding your reference.

Most folks here converse in complete words and sentences. 
Just saying .... so you'll be aware.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: icbkr on June 22, 2009, 09:24:39 pm
Uhm ... mab1861
...
Most folks here converse in complete words and sentences. 
Just saying .... so you'll be aware.

 :dnftt: ??
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: icbkr on June 22, 2009, 09:26:55 pm
What's killing me here is my ADD.  Every freakin' time I log on, I get distracted by all these cool threads and then forget what the heck I logged on for in the first place.  TANJ.

icbkr
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: gaurdduck on June 23, 2009, 04:10:05 am
What's killing me here is my ADD.  Every freakin' time I log on, I get distracted by all these cool threads and then forget what the heck I logged on for in the first place.  TANJ.

icbkr

Same here, but I got Asperger's Syndrome (A form of Autism that is between savant and crazy).
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Freedom Prevails on June 23, 2009, 09:46:17 am
Most likely, we the people want also to take HER back.  It's our home, our country, and I often wonder if some of our politicians even have a clue as to what they are doing 'for the children'.  I guess that 'the children' sort of melts our hearts so we will do the yes vote.  I've heard that Hitler did the same... All mass murders are done for the children AND to the children.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Secret Six on June 23, 2009, 01:04:26 pm
Once again a hearty welcome to Winston and all our newest members ! :wub:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Roy J. Tellason on June 24, 2009, 12:53:43 am
I and many others here share your concerns about the demise of America. However, you will encounter here a wide range of opinions about the topics you've mentioned in your first three posts, and some of them, I'm presuming, may cause you to think that some of us here are not "getting it". But you'll find that there is a very well-honed intelligence here at TMM, contributed to by Christians, atheists, agnostics, Buddhists, "leftists" and "rightists", hesitant Democrats/liberals, bashful Republicans/conservatives, free-thinkers, Constitutionalists, min-archists, anarchists, libertarians, tax-honesty people, oath-keepers from the military and law enforcement, Native Americans, a few foreign citizens, and some who are just interested individuals of many sorts. (Did I leave anyone out? - oh, yes - and there may be lurking or active agents provocateur or other representatives of the Federal Power.)

So what you'll find here is a mix of various perspectives on just about any topic. We here at TMM welcome diverse thought, dissenting ideas, alternate concepts, historic facts, analysis, opinions (when they can be backed-up with convincing arguments and facts), "beliefs", etc. I would hope that all voices, including yours, are welcome here.
...
Looking forward to more discourse with you,
Salute!
Elias


Holy crap, that's excellent eloquent. That has to go into the stickied intro to the board thread. Pretty much as is.

Yeah,  that Elias dude sure seems to have a knack for stringing words together,  doesn't he...?     :-)


Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: gaurdduck on June 24, 2009, 01:19:00 am
Sho' 'nuff.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: da gooch on June 24, 2009, 10:42:58 am
I and many others here share your concerns about the demise of America. However, you will encounter here a wide range of opinions about the topics you've mentioned in your first three posts, and some of them, I'm presuming, may cause you to think that some of us here are not "getting it". But you'll find that there is a very well-honed intelligence here at TMM, contributed to by Christians, atheists, agnostics, Buddhists, "leftists" and "rightists", hesitant Democrats/liberals, bashful Republicans/conservatives, free-thinkers, Constitutionalists, min-archists, anarchists, libertarians, tax-honesty people, oath-keepers from the military and law enforcement, Native Americans, a few foreign citizens, and some who are just interested individuals of many sorts. (Did I leave anyone out? - oh, yes - and there may be lurking or active agents provocateur or other representatives of the Federal Power.)

So what you'll find here is a mix of various perspectives on just about any topic. We here at TMM welcome diverse thought, dissenting ideas, alternate concepts, historic facts, analysis, opinions (when they can be backed-up with convincing arguments and facts), "beliefs", etc. I would hope that all voices, including yours, are welcome here.
...
Looking forward to more discourse with you,
Salute!
Elias


Holy crap, that's excellent eloquent. That has to go into the stickied intro to the board thread. Pretty much as is.

Yeah,  that Elias dude sure seems to have a knack for stringing words together,  doesn't he...?     :-)




{TIC}
A certain cat tells me that it has to do with the 600 monkeys with keyboards that he keeps in his garage ....  :rolleyes:  :ph34r:
{/TIC}

Edit to add: [Since I am here tracking up the place anyway ....  :rolleyes: ]


Welcome to all of the new folks,

I highly recommend The Freedom Outlaw's Handbook by Claire Wolfe [Claire's Amazon Store Link - Books] (http://astore.amazon.com/clairewolfeco-20/105-4750152-8362854) in case you haven't read it.

And this thread:

The Rules (https://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=14742.0)

and this thread:

books (https://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=6039.0)

And I am finding this thread [Gulching Directory by Junker] (https://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=2027.0) very helpful in getting caught up with the rest of the folks here.
Also ....
IF you're interested this is Where We Be (https://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=7483.0) ...

Oh and I am sometimes thought to be too helpful.     :ph34r:

{Especially for a pirate ....}  :icon_pirat:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: TruthWarrior on June 24, 2009, 02:32:34 pm
My name is Paul Davis and I live here in Austin, TX.

I want to get the Oath Keepers flyer into as many soldiers hands as possible at Killeen / Ft. Hood.

I'm looking for people in this area who would like to help.

Please contact me if you're down.

Towards Liberty and Justice,
Paul
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: socalserf on June 24, 2009, 07:53:42 pm
Howdy TruthWarrior,

Welcome.

Thanks for spreading the word!
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: dogofwar on June 24, 2009, 08:46:57 pm
evening guys. i stumbled across this board while doing research and liked the threads so much i had to join. It seems like you have a huge wealth of knowledge here. thanks for having me.  :notworthy: :notworthy:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: gaurdduck on June 25, 2009, 04:32:53 am
Well I'm not as eloquent as Elias Alias, but Welcome anyway.
What are your interests?
There are more than just political thread here, so just let us know and we'll point you in the right direction.
If you like soups or booze I've got some thread under Gulching/Homesteading  ->  Food,cooking,brewing,distilling;
that you might like.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: socalserf on June 25, 2009, 06:26:12 am
evening guys. i stumbled across this board while doing research and liked the threads so much i had to join. It seems like you have a huge wealth of knowledge here. thanks for having me.  :notworthy: :notworthy:

Welcome Dogofwar.
I couldn't agree more with your assessment, the river of knowledge that flow through here is both deep and wide.
Just as important for me is that the folks here are usually kind and funny.
Howdy!
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Mary S on July 02, 2009, 04:19:48 pm
Well I do bite and I certainly will bite back.   I have been following this site since it began and i think it is a fantastic
concept.  I am not military but have great respect for the military and law enforcement.  I live in Arizona,
am 15 year NRA member as is my husband.  I am madder than hell at this so-called presidency (usurper I call
him) and this administration and do everything I can get involved in whatever activity I can to help save our
country from the tyranny we now face daily.
I had some ideas, comments, suggestions and wanted to join in th fray.
Hoo-rah!!
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Bear on July 02, 2009, 09:05:06 pm
Quote
Well I do bite and I certainly will bite back.   I have been following this site since it began and i think it is a fantastic
concept.  I am not military but have great respect for the military and law enforcement.  I live in Arizona,
am 15 year NRA member as is my husband.  I am madder than hell at this so-called presidency (usurper I call
him) and this administration and do everything I can get involved in whatever activity I can to help save our
country from the tyranny we now face daily.
I had some ideas, comments, suggestions and wanted to join in th fray.
Hoo-rah!!

Welcome, Mary S!

About saving this country --- I think we're going to have to see things fall apart before the average
guy is going to question how things have been run. That's not the wisest path, but I think it's human
nature.

Bear
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: bowhunter on July 05, 2009, 06:05:00 am
Good morning , Many thanks for allowing me to join this forum. I look forward to exchanging info and ideas about preserving our America and the Constitution . Semper Fi !
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: socalserf on July 05, 2009, 10:33:10 am
Howdy BowHunter!
And Welcome to MaryS, too.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: bowhunter on July 05, 2009, 12:02:30 pm
Thank you socalserf !  I strongly believe in the Oathkeeper mission profile and will stand shoulder to shoulder  with any law enforcement officer / firefighter /emt/ as well as any veteran and now serving members of our armed forces as well as other brothers and sisters who who will stand with us .   Semper Fi !
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Bear on July 05, 2009, 12:05:00 pm
TruthWarrior, dogofwar, bowhunter,

Welcome, all!

Bear
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Mad Wet Hen on July 05, 2009, 12:47:49 pm
Welcome to all new comers. Better late then never. I haven't been here for long either but have found a lot of useful things.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: bowhunter on July 06, 2009, 03:37:30 pm
Good afternoon , Would anyone know if there is a Oathkeeper chapter in New Hampshire and how do I contact them ?  Many thanks to everyone for their help !   Semper Fi !
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Jake on July 06, 2009, 07:54:49 pm
Hey ladies and gents.  Boy, is there a wealth of good people and information here or what?  I've been reading for a long time after stumbling into the place researching a topic I heard about some years ago called gulching.  Been a reader of Claire Wolfe, appreciate Ron Paul's philosophy, study the "NWO", and enjoy the diversity of content.  So, that's my story.... thought I'd join up.  Hello everyone!

J
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: gaurdduck on July 06, 2009, 08:12:49 pm
Howdy!
~GD
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Zookeeper on July 07, 2009, 01:02:52 am
Welcome Jake
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: socalserf on July 08, 2009, 09:18:20 am
Good afternoon , Would anyone know if there is a Oathkeeper chapter in New Hampshire and how do I contact them ?  Many thanks to everyone for their help !   Semper Fi !

Have you tried posting on the Oathkeepers board?
http://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?board=60.0

You probably already know of NorthEastShooters.com, I've seen some OathKeepers there.
http://www.northeastshooters.com
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: bowhunter on July 08, 2009, 11:00:01 pm
Thank you Socalserf , I will check into those sites .  I hope everyone is prepareing for the worst but hoping for the best . There are a lot of indications that things in our beloved country will be going completly off the rails by years end .  Semper Fi ! 
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: socalserf on July 09, 2009, 09:30:53 am
Thank you Socalserf , I will check into those sites .  I hope everyone is prepareing for the worst but hoping for the best . There are a lot of indications that things in our beloved country will be going completly off the rails by years end .  Semper Fi ! 

I've been saying the same thing since Jimmy Carter.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: gaurdduck on July 09, 2009, 04:03:43 pm
Thank you Socalserf , I will check into those sites .  I hope everyone is prepareing for the worst but hoping for the best . There are a lot of indications that things in our beloved country will be going completly off the rails by years end .  Semper Fi ! 

There is a thread called: "What did you do today to prepare?", it's on the gulching board.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: SoundTheBell on July 10, 2009, 06:19:26 pm
Hi folks, glad to have found ya.
Homeschooling married mama with 3 imps and a D.O.G. warning system.  ^_^
Homebirthed my third in the bathtub with hubby playing catcher (on purpose, even).
I've started my journey down the rabbit hole, but I'm not as far along as the majority here in my thinking, yet. Getting there, though.
Still have tons of questions and things to work out in my mind. (Hopefully I won't get too annoying asking "But what if...")
Hubby and I know we need to working on our preparations, but we can't decide *what* we need to prep for, you know? There's a big difference in prepping for 3 weeks of "all hell breaks loose" before things smooth out again, and a full-out "Patriots" situation, living through it (hopefully) and surviving afterwards.  Amount to store, whether to bother because we'd be fleeing, whether to move completely - how to survive in the meantime (job, paying mortgage and such) if we DID move... just thinking about it all and trying to gauge the current situation and prepare for it... it's enough to lock up all the brain processes and just sit in a corner and drool, lol.

Anyhooo... hi there!
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Mad Wet Hen on July 10, 2009, 06:49:36 pm
Hi SoundTheBell welcome. you will find that there are a lot of threads that will help you along and many of us are willing to help what we can. I am not able to be on line for long lengths of time but do check in about 6 or 7 times a day. I am only on for 5 to 10 min. at a time. Just long enough to read some post answer and get off. fell free to ask questions and someone will do their best to answer them.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: coloradohermit on July 10, 2009, 07:05:57 pm
Welcome everyone!! Finding TMM is an excellent starter step in prepping! There's tons of info in the gulching/self sufficiency threads. I'd recommend starting at a gentle pace by prepping for the local things that might actually happen, like the week long snow storm or hurricane with power outage. Then keep building from there.  At Rawles survivalblog.com, he recommends with starting with lists to help organize your thinking and progress.  In another thread, a new person mentioned the preponderance of depressive threads here.  Prepping shouldn't be about depression, but about the power and reassurance of self sufficiency. Be in charge of your wellbeing and you'll sleep well at night.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: MT GUNNY on July 13, 2009, 02:14:14 pm
Hello Patriots !!
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Jake on July 13, 2009, 02:28:20 pm
Quote
Prepping shouldn't be about depression, but about the power and reassurance of self sufficiency. Be in charge of your wellbeing and you'll sleep well at night.

Well said there!  Thanks :)
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Bear on July 13, 2009, 03:42:14 pm
Quote
There's a big difference in prepping for 3 weeks of "all hell breaks loose" before things smooth out again, and a full-out "Patriots" situation, living through it (hopefully) and surviving afterwards.

SoundTheBell,

It's not as big a difference as you might think. Preparing for small emergencies moves you towards being
prepared for larger, longer emergencies. Think of those sea shells that are formed in a spiral. As the animal grows
lager, it adds another chamber for it's larger body, and the smaller, older, chambers are the foundation
for the bigger chambers. Prepping is a little like that -- it's an iterative process that takes time.

Here's an exercise that can help you get a handle on what you need to do:

Make a list of the disasters that might happen to you and yours. Sort them
with the most likely at the top of the list (power out for  day), with the
least likely at the bottom (attack by brain eating mutant zombies). :D

Once you have the list sorted out (you might put these on 3x5 cards),
make columns on a piece of paper for each catagory of your life.

In the top half of the box formed by the intersection of the row (disaster)
and column (catgory) describe how this will effect your life.

In the bottom half of the box, describe how you will deal with it and
what you will need to do so.

After you've done this, your list of action items (To Do List) should
be pretty clear. It will also be apparent that preparing for 3 days without
electrical power is a big step towards preparing for 3 weeks without
electrical power. You've already figured out what to do, and just need
more supplies.

Bear
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: icbkr on July 13, 2009, 06:19:24 pm
least likely [...] attack by brain eating mutant zombies

Aw, really?  Dangit.  I was counting on that one.   :angry:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on July 13, 2009, 08:39:13 pm
evening guys. i stumbled across this board while doing research and liked the threads so much i had to join. It seems like you have a huge wealth of knowledge here. thanks for having me.  :notworthy: :notworthy:

Welcome to all the new people since last I said welcome. I had to quote your introduction of yourself because of your 'nym reminded me of this awesome little ditty by - umm, which one is Pink?
"The Dogs Of War"

Dogs of war and men of hate
With no cause, we don't discriminate
Discovery is to be disowned
Our currency is flesh and bone
Hell opened up and put on sale
Gather 'round and haggle
For hard cash, we will lie and deceive
Even our masters don't know the web we weave
One world, it's a battleground
One world, and we will smash it down
One world ... One world
Invisible transfers, long distance calls,
Hollow laughter in marble halls
Steps have been taken, a silent uproar
Has unleashed the dogs of war
You can't stop what has begun
Signed, sealed, they deliver oblivion
We all have a dark side, to say the least
And dealing in death is the nature of the beast
One world, it's a battleground
One world, and we will smash it down
One world ... One world
The dogs of war won't negotiate
The dogs of war don't capitulate,
They will take and you will give,
And you must die so that they may live
You can knock at any door,
But wherever you go, you know they've been there before
Well winners can lose and things can get strained
But whatever you change, you know the dogs remain.
One world, it's a battleground
One world, and we will smash it down
One world ... One world
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: SoundTheBell on July 14, 2009, 10:31:08 am
I'll do that today, Bear. On my to-do list for today is also calculating food needs and trying to figure out what kind of calorie intake my imps need - I know adults is about 1200 calories a day but don't know if kids need more because they're burning through it with growth, or less because they're smaller... something to Google and find out.
I have been doing once-a-month shopping for years, so at any given time I've got about a month's worth of food on hand, but I'm screwed if the grid goes down. Really wanting to buy (or make) a solar powered generator to keep the fridge/freezer going, if nothing else. (Dad and hubby are both electric engineers so they could probably make one, given enough time - but we don't know how much time we've got, ya know?)

On a related note, would it be worth it for me to spend the money on JWR's preparedness course? (sold here (http://www.readyfortheworst.com/))
Money is tight (isn't it for everyone?) but I'm thinking this will be worth it in time saved and possible money saved from buying the wrong things.

Edit: Found it. If anyone else is looking for kids' caloric intake requirements, it's here:
http://www.bcm.edu/cnrc/consumer/archives/percentDV.htm
Turns out my boys in their age range *do* need more calories than I do.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Tha Daddy on July 16, 2009, 01:36:04 pm
Interesting forums you people have. Seen a lot of interesting things here and figured it was time to join and say hi.

Ran into a guy at a Tea Party talking to me about Oath Keepers, gave me his card, and I figured now was as good a time as any to say HI!  ^_^

Look forward to chattin with you all now and again...!

:wav:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Mad Wet Hen on July 16, 2009, 01:40:58 pm
Interesting forums you people have. Seen a lot of interesting things here and figured it was time to join and say hi.

Ran into a guy at a Tea Party talking to me about Oath Keepers, gave me his card, and I figured now was as good a time as any to say HI! ^_^

Look forward to chattin with you all now and again...!

:wav:
Hi, and welcome. Hope you have fun and learn lots. Maybe you have something you can teach us. We love info.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Bear on July 16, 2009, 01:44:40 pm
Quote
Interesting forums you people have. Seen a lot of interesting things here and figured it was time to join and say hi.

Ran into a guy at a Tea Party talking to me about Oath Keepers, gave me his card, and I figured now was as good a time as any to say HI! 

Look forward to chattin with you all now and again...!


Welcome Tha Daddy!

Pour a cup of coffee and have a good read.


Bear
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Jarel on July 17, 2009, 05:55:47 pm
Hey howdy! I dig the forum, lots of minds to chill with, lots of different things to learn and teach. I am oathkeeper, deist, spiritualist, real name is James (not a she, in spite of the odd moniker), I am Montana boy in Bozeman. ready for whatever needs doing at this point to defend my home (big picture). Not a conspiracy theorist, but a former unwilling conspirator (US Army PSYOP) with a lot to share especially locally. Hope to meet with other locals at some point.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: socalserf on July 17, 2009, 06:03:57 pm
Hey howdy! I dig the forum, lots of minds to chill with, lots of different things to learn and teach. I am oathkeeper, deist, spiritualist, real name is James (not a she, in spite of the odd moniker), I am Montana boy in Bozeman. ready for whatever needs doing at this point to defend my home (big picture). Not a conspiracy theorist, but a former unwilling conspirator (US Army PSYOP) with a lot to share especially locally. Hope to meet with other locals at some point.

Very cool. Welcome.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: icbkr on July 17, 2009, 06:09:33 pm
Hey howdy! I dig the forum, lots of minds to chill with, lots of different things to learn and teach. I am oathkeeper, deist, spiritualist, real name is James (not a she, in spite of the odd moniker), I am Montana boy in Bozeman. ready for whatever needs doing at this point to defend my home (big picture). Not a conspiracy theorist, but a former unwilling conspirator (US Army PSYOP) with a lot to share especially locally. Hope to meet with other locals at some point.

If you were PSYOP, how can we trust you?  But if you *were* really PSYOP, you wouldn't say you were, in which case saying you were would mean you are lying in which case, how can we trust you?  But if you were PSYOP, you'd know all this, which would mean you'd say you were, thinking we'd think you were faking, knowing we'd think that, and then you could say you were, but if some of us were in the mental jobs, or just mental, we might realize what was going on, in which case you'd have to say you weren't PSYOP to fool those guys, unless you really weren't, in which case they...  :ph34r:

No, really.  Welcome. :thrbiggrin:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: SoundTheBell on July 17, 2009, 06:50:44 pm
*bonks icbkr on the head*  :laugh:
Hi to all the new folks, welcome to TMM!
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: socalserf on July 17, 2009, 06:51:37 pm

If you were PSYOP, how can we trust you?  But if you *were* really PSYOP, you wouldn't say you were, in which case saying you were would mean you are lying in which case, how can we trust you?  But if you were PSYOP, you'd know all this, which would mean you'd say you were, thinking we'd think you were faking, knowing we'd think that, and then you could say you were, but if some of us were in the mental jobs, or just mental, we might realize what was going on, in which case you'd have to say you weren't PSYOP to fool those guys, unless you really weren't, in which case they...  :ph34r:


Reading your reply hurt my head. I'm off to find some aspirin_ :tinfoil:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: gaurdduck on July 17, 2009, 09:02:13 pm
*bonks icbkr on the head*  :laugh:
Hi to all the new folks, welcome to TMM!

You're still a n00b yourself.
Welcome to all the n00bs anyways.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: SoundTheBell on July 18, 2009, 08:51:51 am
Hey, I resemble that remark!
Errr, wait....  ^_^
*shines her noob badge*
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on July 18, 2009, 02:00:20 pm
[Beavis and Butthead voice]
Heh Heh. He said n00b. Heh Heh.
[/Beavis and Butthead voice]
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: gaurdduck on July 18, 2009, 07:22:55 pm
I use the old online gamer spelling.
The last time I saw someone else spell it thattaway, was when I was playing HALO, back in '03.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Klapton Isgod on July 18, 2009, 07:47:10 pm
I use the old online gamer spelling.
The last time I saw someone else spell it thattaway, was when I was playing HALO, back in '03.

n00b
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: gaurdduck on July 18, 2009, 08:04:10 pm
I use the old online gamer spelling.
The last time I saw someone else spell it thattaway, was when I was playing HALO, back in '03.

n00b


Padiwan.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: SoundTheBell on July 18, 2009, 09:45:57 pm
I'm used to spelling it "noob", "newb", or "newbie"... from World of Warcraft.  :ph34r:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: gaurdduck on July 18, 2009, 09:54:22 pm
I'm used to spelling it "noob", "newb", or "newbie"... from World of Warcraft. 

  Hmmm... Never played that one.
I oughtta get my own copy of the old HALO, It's probably really cheap by now.
You ever play any of those? My favorite way to make a kill, is to run over the other
players with a banshee(alien aircraft). My sneakiest way is to... Wait a minute, I ain't
gonna tell you!
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Mad Wet Hen on July 18, 2009, 10:31:41 pm
Well I play Harry Potter, Resident Evil, Star Trek, and Harvest Moon. Have you played any of them?
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: gaurdduck on July 18, 2009, 10:48:40 pm
No.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Mad Wet Hen on July 18, 2009, 10:59:51 pm
The Harry Potter games do give some names for some herbs and I have looked some of them up. Now have a few herb books just because I started thinking I might need to know how and what to use when TSHTF. Did that about 5 years ago.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: mystry_tour on July 20, 2009, 01:58:26 pm
Hi Guys
I am prior service, an ABN Pathfinder Detached to the 1st 509th BCT.
I am a retired machinist and for a hobby/job in retirement I have a wood working shop and a machine shop to make wood working machine parts.  I too am a member for the Campain for Liberty.
Tour
 :dnftt:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: icbkr on July 20, 2009, 02:57:31 pm
Welcome, mystery_tour.  I'm PM USAF myself.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: socalserf on July 20, 2009, 03:23:52 pm
Hi Guys
I am prior service, an ABN Pathfinder Detached to the 1st 509th BCT.
I am a retired machinist and for a hobby/job in retirement I have a wood working shop and a machine shop to make wood working machine parts.  I too am a member for the Campain for Liberty.
Tour
 :dnftt:

Hey mystry_tour, Welcome to the forum.
I'm not sure what those acronyms mean but they sound impressive.
(The only only acronym they use for me is S.O.B.) ^_^

A machine shop and a wood working shop? VERY nice!
I hope you like it here, we have lots of Paulistas and assorted Liberty folks.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: da gooch on July 20, 2009, 08:12:56 pm
Welcome mystry_tour and SoundTheBell and anybody else I may have missed.

PM [Prior Military] USN [US Navy] myself and just wanted to point out that the Oath Keepers do have the new Oathkeepers.org (http://oathkeepers.org/oath/) site up and running if you're interested.
I haven't spent any time over there yet but I do see that the notice that it is up is on the Oath Keepers blogsite.

This board is mostly anarchists and minarchists but friendly for the most part  :thrbiggrin:


Some tips ....

I highly recommend The Freedom Outlaw's Handbook by Claire Wolfe [Claire's Amazon Store Link - Books] (http://astore.amazon.com/clairewolfeco-20/105-4750152-8362854) in case you haven't read it.

And this thread:

The Rules (https://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=14742.0)

and this thread:

books (https://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=6039.0)

And I am finding this thread [Gulching Directory by Junker] (https://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=2027.0) very helpful in getting caught up with the rest of the folks here.

Also ....
IF you're interested this is Where We Be (https://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=7483.0) ...

Oh and I am sometimes thought to be too helpful.     :ph34r:

{Especially for a pirate ....}  :icon_pirat: 

Yar har har


edit to add OK linky
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: gaurdduck on July 20, 2009, 08:18:32 pm
I don't think you're too helpful, Captain Gooch.
If it weren't fer you, I'd have gone the way of S6...(shivers)
Really glad you were helpful. :laugh:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: mystry_tour on July 20, 2009, 08:47:32 pm
Thanks for the welcome gents. ABN(Airborne). BCT(Battalion Combat Team)
I am in  East Tn if there is anyone intrested as I do see a few from this area.
Tour
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: MamaLiberty on July 21, 2009, 09:08:35 am
Welcome to the new folks!

There is an entire sub-board for video games and so forth: http://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?board=38.0

Take a look, and enjoy!
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: gaurdduck on July 21, 2009, 02:32:35 pm
Thanks for the welcome gents. ABN(Airborne). BCT(Battalion Combat Team)
I am in  East Tn if there is anyone intrested as I do see a few from this area.
Tour

You spend much time at Ft Bragg?
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: mystry_tour on July 21, 2009, 05:38:22 pm
No Duck. I was at Benning for my jump training Pathfinder school and Devens for cripto and mores. Did a few months at Gorden  for survival training. Never had the chance to get to Bragg
Tour
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Marcus Aurelius on July 21, 2009, 06:51:03 pm
Welcome to the new folks as I am new myself.
The hours of reading although alarming has been very enlightening. I have been playing catch up of sorts but have come to somewhat of a place I consider a base in which to build on. Thanks for all info throughout your posts..... oh, and the poor UPS guy.... :laugh:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: gaurdduck on July 22, 2009, 01:57:56 am
Ahhh...
A philosopher...
Welcome MA, to TMM.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: firecracker on July 25, 2009, 09:34:49 pm
Hello all.  Just found the forum, but think I'm gonna like it here.

Why "Firecracker"?  Born on the 4th of July.    :brave:

I used to think that made me extra-Patriotic.

Now I think it just makes me extra willing to overthrow the government consider alternatives...   
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Jake on July 25, 2009, 11:05:39 pm
Yo, Duck...

Quote
You're still a n00b yourself.
Welcome to all the n00bs anyways.


Just a minute ago, I comprehended that message from a n00b! It takes me a while sometimes... :)

Be free new people!  Don't let the Ducks get in the road, IMO...hahaha

:)

Smiles and Thanks
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: socalserf on July 26, 2009, 09:14:05 am
On the road to freedom, we are all noobs.
(Well, maybe not some of the original members, but most of us for sure.)
Welcome fellow travelers.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: da gooch on July 26, 2009, 12:57:46 pm
Says the guy with 15 posts to the guy with 1,003.

Since when does the number of posts have anything to do with being Free ?
Or one's member number ?
Or one's date of membership ?
Or any other exterior classification ?

If n00bie is based on one of those then yeah socalserf hits the 10 ring.

On the road to freedom, we are all noobs.
(Well, maybe not some of the original members, but most of us for sure.)
Welcome fellow travelers.

This whole forum is not about who's been here the longest.
The reason d'etre is to share and further the process of becoming free each for him/her self.
 
Freedom is .... You either Are or you are not.

Classifying folks into n00b and n00bie is a superiority mind game and does not encourage or further individual freedom.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: icbkr on July 27, 2009, 06:32:13 pm
Classifying folks into n00b and n00bie is a superiority mind game and does not encourage or further individual freedom.

First off, it's n00b, plural n00bs.  Not n00bie.  That's sounds silly.  Second, that whole superiority thing may work with the n00bs, but it won't play in my court.  n00b is a term like meh, hrm, and w00t that is used in many ways for many expressions.  Thinking of it as a  mere label limits it in far too many ways.  It is ingrained in the Internet faithful.  It is a cultural label, descriptive in so many wonderful ways.  It is our geek version of the home-boy slang, like a word I am no allowed to use.  Used to punish, and pun, it carries great weight and means nothing.  Only a geek would come up with the Star Wars phrase "n00b.  I am your father."  As somebody mentioned, we are all n00bs at some point, and always will be n00bs at something, death if nothing else.  That will be quite alright with me, waiting in line to meet my maker, if I hear an angel holler out, "you n00bs get over there against that cloud."  And only a n00b takes it seriously.

Anyone using n00b as a mere label, is a n00b.

(http://www.jinx.com/Content/Product/1192p_0c_ZoomM.jpg)

I like being a n00b.  It's a growth indicator.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: SoundTheBell on July 29, 2009, 08:11:16 am
"you n00bs get over there against that cloud." 
LMAO! That made my morning. :)
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: da gooch on July 29, 2009, 01:50:02 pm
Classifying folks into n00b and n00bie is a superiority mind game and does not encourage or further individual freedom.

First off, it's n00b, plural n00bs.  Not n00bie.  That's sounds silly. 

Both were meant as singular forms as if it mattered. I chose and instead of or ....

Did you by chance miss the entire point to my post ?
Perhaps a little extra emphasis might help....

This whole forum is not about who's been here the longest.

The reason d'etre is to share and further the process of becoming free each for him/her self.
 
Freedom is .... You either Are or you are not.





Fugget.

Why do I let myself fall into these immature mind games ....

Note to self: Ignore the doofusses spewing their trash all over the intro thread instead of starting their own thread.

Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Hollywoodgold on July 29, 2009, 05:15:17 pm
Gooch:

I may be reading this dis-course wrong but I believe ICBKR is in general agreement with your prior post.

 :dontknow:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: da gooch on July 29, 2009, 06:17:04 pm
I believe you are misreading it HG.

I read arrogance, ridicule and disdain.

Would YOU want to post on a "New member intro thread" that is filled with this sort of off topic BS ?
15 posts in a row without any relevance to the thread topic.

What is so hard about using the PM option or starting another thread to discuss whatever one's little pea brain desires ?
Inconsiderate is the nicest label I can come up with at present.

As you can probably tell I don't suffer selfishness, stupidity or fools as graciously as I probably should.

BigGov is striving mightily to fashion our cage so they can control us, we have a board set up to help each other find Freedom for ourselves and these cretins flood the board with blather having NO bearing on the thread topic.

Grrr

I'll shut up now.





Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: icbkr on July 30, 2009, 04:55:11 pm

As you can probably tell I don't suffer selfishness, stupidity or fools as graciously as I probably should.


Dude.  It was a comical rant to illustrate the idiocy of n00bishness.

icbkr
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: gaurdduck on July 30, 2009, 05:34:51 pm
For some reason, I don't see any "Hi, I'm m0n3¥b@g$ and I'm new here." type of posts on this whole page.
Weird huh.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: icbkr on July 30, 2009, 08:03:17 pm
No, but even in the short time I've been involved here I've seen the one off accounts get used to troll or pu$h product.  The admins do a good job keeping it clean.

My favorite area (hey new guys, this is for you) is the "what did you do today" thread.  Keeps me thinking about stuff and motivates me to try and do one thing, even if it's just log on here and read a thread I haven't read.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: SoundTheBell on July 30, 2009, 08:52:04 pm
Ah, good idea, help folks figure out where to go.
I couldn't live without the two links in the upper left-hand corner:
Show unread posts since last visit
Show new replies to your posts

With all of the different forums here, those two will help you quickly find topics you were discussing, and keep an eye on what threads folks are active in.
Past those two links, I still get lost here, lol.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: da gooch on July 30, 2009, 09:14:33 pm
You mean like actually stay on topic ?
Help the new folks ?  Or *gasp* introduce yourself to them ?
You mean something like this welcome post I try to put up every two or three full pages ? ....



Welcome to all of the new folks,

I highly recommend The Freedom Outlaw's Handbook by Claire Wolfe [Claire's Amazon Store Link - Books] (http://astore.amazon.com/clairewolfeco-20/105-4750152-8362854) in case you haven't read it.

And this thread:

The Rules (https://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=14742.0)

and this thread:

books (https://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=6039.0)

And I am finding this thread [Gulching Directory by Junker] (https://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=2027.0) very helpful in getting caught up with the rest of the folks here.

Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on July 30, 2009, 09:34:55 pm
Gooch. come on, man, who shit in your ice cream sundae? Lighten up a bit. I was seeing a lot of humor in the n00b discussion. Part of introducing one's self might be showing that one has a sense of humor. nest pie? (that's the pie that 4 and 20 blackbirds were baked into).

Lighten up with these guys (even if some are gals, that's the gender n00tral guys there). There can't be a very strict topic to not stray from in an intro thread.

And, I'm not trying to create any hard feelings here, just trying to lighten the m00d a bit.

again, I say:
[Beavis and Butthead voice]
Heh....heh..heh
He said n00b
[/Beavis and Butthead voice]
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: da gooch on July 30, 2009, 09:37:50 pm
*
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: gaurdduck on July 30, 2009, 09:46:29 pm
What's with the asterisk?
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: SoundTheBell on July 31, 2009, 12:07:05 am
What's with the asterisk?
It's like a shorthand way of saying "no text" or "no content"... his message was in his post's title.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Vietvet on August 03, 2009, 08:54:27 pm
Howdy......... :thrbiggrin:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on August 03, 2009, 10:55:03 pm
Howdy......... :thrbiggrin:

Howdy back atcha. Hope you read a good piece of this thread and not just the last couple pages. If the second is the case, you'd have to nickname us after that old TeeVee show the Bickersons.

Feel welcome here. There's a lot of ground covered.
:icon_pirat:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: gaurdduck on August 04, 2009, 10:36:32 am
Howdy......... :thrbiggrin:

Howdy back atcha. Hope you read a good piece of this thread and not just the last couple pages. If the second is the case, you'd have to nickname us after that old TeeVee show the Bickersons.

Feel welcome here. There's a lot of ground covered.
:icon_pirat:

Hello new guy VV!
Nice ta' meetcha.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Moonbeam on August 04, 2009, 04:28:02 pm
Oh! I never properly introduced myself (*slaps hand*).

~ Hi. My name is Moonbeam and it's been 8 years since I had my head up my arse.

~ I live in western Tennesseee and hope to move to middle Tennesse sooner rather than later.

~ I am a stay-at-home Mom for my 14 month-old girl/boy twins.

~ I don't have too many female friends because I don't care about the same things they do and because I do not sit around and b*tch about my husband and kids.

~ I love the Lord, but I'm far from where I should be. (I gave the middle name "Grace" to my daughter to remind me of God's love.)

~ I'm quite old-fashioned about a lot of things, but I would love to have a nose ring, purple hair and more tattoos if my husband would "let" me.

~ I'm not easily offended by politically incorrect jokes, but I do not find any humor in "pranks" that humiliate and/or harm another human being.

~ I do not think the government should tell me what kind of food to eat, or that chocolate, cheese, potatoes and ice cream are not the Four Major Food Groups.

~ I admire: our Founding Fathers, Rush Limbaugh, Dr. Laura, Dr. Dobson, Glenn Beck, Erma Bombeck and Dave Barry.

~ I do not know what I love more: sleeping or eating (yes, I love my family more than those things. Most of the time).

~ I like pina coladas.

~ I like getting caught in the rain.

~ I'm not much into health food, I'm into champagne (and I have half a brain).

Wait a minute! My life is starting to sound eerily similar to a Rupert Holmes song...

Anyways, glad to be here. After checking out various liberty/prepping/survival sites I settled on this forum because everyone seemed incredibly intelligent (and nice!) so I knew joining would be pragmatic. See ya on the threads!
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: sharp_shepherd on August 04, 2009, 05:34:52 pm
Oh! I never properly introduced myself (*slaps hand*).

~ Hi. My name is Moonbeam and it's been 8 years since I had my head up my arse.

'bout dang time you introduced yourself.  You sound/write an aweful lot like my wife.  I'm guessing your probably around her age which is (computer went dead).
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Vietvet on August 04, 2009, 05:45:43 pm
Howdy......... :thrbiggrin:

Howdy back atcha. Hope you read a good piece of this thread and not just the last couple pages. If the second is the case, you'd have to nickname us after that old TeeVee show the Bickersons.

Feel welcome here. There's a lot of ground covered.
:icon_pirat:
With a feller named Gooch at the star part of this thread...I don't doubt that one bit! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Vietvet on August 04, 2009, 05:55:53 pm


Hello new guy VV!
Nice ta' meetcha.
Same here....... :thumbsup:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Zookeeper on August 04, 2009, 07:58:46 pm
Welcome
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Vietvet on August 04, 2009, 08:24:26 pm
Welcome
'Preciate it :thumbsup:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: da gooch on August 04, 2009, 09:38:05 pm
Howdy......... :thrbiggrin:

Howdy back atcha. Hope you read a good piece of this thread and not just the last couple pages. If the second is the case, you'd have to nickname us after that old TeeVee show the Bickersons.

Feel welcome here. There's a lot of ground covered.
:icon_pirat:
With a feller named Gooch at the star part of this thread...I don't doubt that one bit! :thumbsup:

Howdy VietVet.
I are one too.
I was Navy '66 > '69.

Dad was Army Air Corps to Air Force career officer combat cargo Pilot. [WW II]
Gramps was Army frontline grunt [Infantry in Europe WW I]
Great Gramps was cavalry [on Grant's team in The War of Northern Aggression.]

Welcome to the Mental Militia.




Gooch by the way " ... is a very very old Welsh family surname."
A quote from Burke's Peerage the listing of the names of the English nobility.

The name itself comes from the word for RED in Cymraig. [Welsh]
Y Draig Goch means  The Red Dragon in Welsh and is the Welsh national emblem. [sort of like our eagle.]
More than you ever wanted to know about the name gooch I'd wager.

Welcome




.... and Yes I have seen the recent meanings given to my honorable family surname in the "urban dictionary". 
Yet another reason to dislike "urban" anything for me personally.



edit to add the urban dictionary BS
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Vietvet on August 05, 2009, 11:08:38 am

Howdy VietVet.
I are one too.
I was Navy '66 > '69.

Dad was Army Air Corps to Air Force career officer combat cargo Pilot. [WW II]
Gramps was Army frontline grunt [Infantry in Europe WW I]
Great Gramps was cavalry [on Grant's team in The War of Northern Aggression.]

Welcome to the Mental Militia.



Gooch by the way " ... is a very very old Welsh family surname."
A quote from Burke's Peerage the listing of the names of the English nobility.

The name itself comes from the word for RED in Cymraig. [Welsh]
Y Draig Goch means  The Red Dragon in Welsh and is the Welsh national emblem. [sort of like our eagle.]
More than you ever wanted to know about the name gooch I'd wager.

Welcome




.... and Yes I have seen the recent meanings given to my honorable family surname in the "urban dictionary". 
Yet another reason to dislike "urban" anything for me personally.



edit to add the urban dictionary BS
Yeeeehaaawwwwww! Just like I thought....Spirit! I got a buddy on another forum just like that....his name is Pat Gooch :laugh: I never get tired of that ole man...he even calls me on the phone to talk for hours, to the consternation of my sweet wife :laugh: Yep, all my lineage flows back through a few hundred years of patriotism and service....all the way back and into the Cherokee tribe :laugh: :thumbsup: Me thinks I might enjoy this place :wub:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Moonbeam on August 05, 2009, 11:59:00 am
I'm guessing your probably around her age which is (computer went dead).

No, no, no! I'm not that old. I am only (*doorbell rings. It's the UPS guy delivering Moonbeam's ThighMaster*)
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: usmc2541wife on August 05, 2009, 11:11:28 pm
Thank you papabug!
I read in the rules etc that I have to make at least 5 posts to let you all know I am for real! But I really had no clue where to start!

I'm married to a former marine and ever so proud that I am! He and I share the same, thank GOD, political views and interests. We are both former teachers as well.
I have become very active in what is going on and also very concerned. I have also started, with another guy, my own political forum.
One of our members posted your youtube video on oathkeepers. It rocked my very soul!

I dug deeper and found this forum and am grateful. I'm not sure how much time I will have to spend here, but feel very good that I have found a place like this after briefly lurking.
At my forum, I'm finding it difficult as an administrator to separate conspiracy theories from what is real. I think that there are far too many people who don't believe that our very constitution is at stake. I run into these clowns all the time. Then there are those that attempt to get us to believe that we'll be in camps by 2010! Everything seems to be happening so quickly, it's almost too difficult to keep up with.
What really got me in the video was the oath that marine spoke of. If, God forbid, America should ever get to this point, I want to know that we have people who will stand true to the constitution and defend us.
I recently got my CPL.......it is my right! I don't want it taken away! I want my country back!
I hope that I have come to the right place. Maybe, as time goes on......i could get some of you to join me at my forum dedicated to conservatism and the constitution!
For now.........I will try to get use to this new place, and hope to share more and learn more about all of you and your dedications!

Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Bear on August 06, 2009, 12:37:51 am
Welcome, usmc2541wife!

I understand what you're saying about separating truth from fiction. What
really muddies the water are the provable actions of the president and congress
that have multiple meanings and uses.  Even if something is created for
the most well intentioned uses, it can be "repurposed" and used for nefarious
uses later.

The only thing clear to me is that I see many small steps, spanning many
administrations, that make it easier to impose martial law, and strip away our
freedoms.

Is this the result of a conspiracy or just cultural drift? I don't know, but when
TSHTF eventually, the sitting president will have the tools to do what he damn
well pleases. We are now at the mercy of the character of the people elected,
because the laws (and courts) no longer protect us.

Good luck with your site.

Bear

Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: NWOtakeover on August 06, 2009, 05:17:06 pm
new dude
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Junker on August 06, 2009, 05:45:47 pm
Nice folk coming on board. Welcome. Enjoy.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Mad Wet Hen on August 06, 2009, 08:00:30 pm
Welcome to all that just came in the door you thought are welcome too and hope we can give you a hand along the way.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: gaurdduck on August 06, 2009, 08:22:44 pm
Another mushroom...
This time it's a chantrell...
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: icbkr on August 06, 2009, 08:27:08 pm
Another mushroom...
This time it's a chantrell...

I thought you were talking about someone's handle, since this is the introduce yourself forum.  Heh.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: usmc2541wife on August 06, 2009, 09:55:01 pm
LOL
.........and thanks for the welcomes! :sunny:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: papabug on August 06, 2009, 10:09:51 pm
Thank you papabug!
I read in the rules etc that I have to make at least 5 posts to let you all know I am for real! But I really had no clue where to start!

Your welcome, just pointed you in the right direction. It can be difficult sometimes.

Quote
At my forum, I'm finding it difficult as an administrator to separate conspiracy theories from what is real. I think that there are far too many people who don't believe that our very constitution is at stake. I run into these clowns all the time. Then there are those that attempt to get us to believe that we'll be in camps by 2010! Everything seems to be happening so quickly, it's almost too difficult to keep up with.
Quote

Probably not 2010, 2011 maybe if their "forced vaccinations" are mandated. I have found there is a pretty good foundation for many so called "conspiracy theories". All you have to do is look at the history of the USA, "REMEMBER THE MAIN".

I belong to no party, I believe in right and wrong and I don't need anyone to tell me the difference. I will respect your rights as long as you respect mine. Just my opinion here.

I'm glad you found this board, I have been here for awhile now but as you can see I'm still a "newbie". Don't post as much as others I guess that's how you get promoted, hehehe. Oh well.

Anyway I'm glad you enjoyed my input here and again welcome.


Papabug
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: usmc2541wife on August 06, 2009, 10:21:15 pm
Yeah, papabug.....those vaccines! :rolleyes:
Problem is......if you go into places like infowars..Alex Jones......etc, there really are things BELIEVABLE happening! I totally believe most of them. I have reached a point where my husband wants to tape my mouth when I talk to people sometimes. If I get into a conversation, I let it all out!
So yes.......being informed may make one look crazy :laugh:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on August 06, 2009, 11:14:46 pm
Welcome all the new people since I last said Welcome all the new people since I last said...

and that's all I can think of, as Lily von Shtupp said, "I'm just tired."
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: SoupMonkey on August 07, 2009, 06:27:42 am
Well I guess I should say something sometime. Though I can't promise that what I say will ever make much sense.
Good thing there's a spell check button :rolleyes:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: SoundTheBell on August 07, 2009, 07:18:28 am
Don't worry about it SoupMonkey, we can read typos. :)
Welcome to TMM!
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: gaurdduck on August 07, 2009, 09:25:51 am
Hello Soup Monkey

Quote
Got soup?

Yes, several threads on the subject can be found in the Gulching board.
One on Ethnic soups and Chilli has things like Ratatouille and Ramen in it.
With pics even. I'm thinking of posting my Akai Miso soup on there too.
And my Shabu-Shabu.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: SoupMonkey on August 07, 2009, 12:14:48 pm
Thanks Gaurd Duck. I'll try to post my Hokkaido no Ramen recipe there later.
Warning: not responsible for possible tongue related injuries :ph34r: 
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: socalserf on August 08, 2009, 12:52:46 am
Welcome new folks.
 Lets talk miso in the food threads?
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: gaurdduck on August 08, 2009, 01:09:26 am
I propose that a mod move this discussion to the Ethnic Soups and Stews thread in the Food board.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: da gooch on August 08, 2009, 09:48:20 am
Welcome new folks.
 Lets talk miso in the food threads?

I propose that a mod move this discussion to the Ethnic Soups and Stews thread in the Food board.

Careful you guys .... you might be accused of being too "heavy" for Not wanting to Threadjack every thread on the board.  :thrshocker:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Vietvet on August 08, 2009, 06:58:08 pm
Welcome new folks.
 Lets talk miso in the food threads?

I propose that a mod move this discussion to the Ethnic Soups and Stews thread in the Food board.

Careful you guys .... you might be accused of being too "heavy" for Not wanting to Threadjack every thread on the board.  :thrshocker:
Dangit you sound just like my ole buddy Pat Gooch.........could there be a relation?
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: gaurdduck on August 08, 2009, 07:05:11 pm
Ask your friend if he knows a Captain Gooch.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: da gooch on August 08, 2009, 08:03:19 pm
Welcome new folks.
 Lets talk miso in the food threads?

I propose that a mod move this discussion to the Ethnic Soups and Stews thread in the Food board.

Careful you guys .... you might be accused of being too "heavy" for Not wanting to Threadjack every thread on the board.  :thrshocker:
Dangit you sound just like my ole buddy Pat Gooch.........could there be a relation?

If s/he spells it like you have spelled it then Yes we are related.  Problem is it might be all the way back to the year 1100 when the name was first used as a family surname.  Long story and not for the intro thread.

Look for a PM.

Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Vietvet on August 08, 2009, 08:51:07 pm
Welcome new folks.
 Lets talk miso in the food threads?

I propose that a mod move this discussion to the Ethnic Soups and Stews thread in the Food board.

Careful you guys .... you might be accused of being too "heavy" for Not wanting to Threadjack every thread on the board.  :thrshocker:
Dangit you sound just like my ole buddy Pat Gooch.........could there be a relation?

If s/he spells it like you have spelled it then Yes we are related.  Problem is it might be all the way back to the year 1100 when the name was first used as a family surname.  Long story and not for the intro thread.

Look for a PM.


Naw...it's Patrick! :laugh:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: da gooch on August 08, 2009, 08:54:25 pm

Well say Howdy to him (?) and all of the other new folks here on the intro thread.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Vietvet on August 08, 2009, 09:45:29 pm

Well say Howdy to him (?) and all of the other new folks here on the intro thread.
You bet...and I gave him a link to this site! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: LaughingBear on August 12, 2009, 06:26:45 am
Hi all,

I probably should have posted here first but I just jumped right in.

I was directed here from SurvivalBlog.com.  Nice place you have here!

I'm an IT manager in central North Carolina. Being a Dad, guns, guitars and cooking are a few of my passions.

See ya 'round!

Jeff
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: icbkr on August 12, 2009, 06:53:38 am
I'm an IT manager in central North Carolina. Being a Dad, guns, guitars and cooking are a few of my passions.

Good combination.  Welcome!

icbkr
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: gaurdduck on August 12, 2009, 03:51:33 pm
I'm an IT manager in central North Carolina. Being a Dad, guns, guitars and cooking are a few of my passions.

Good combination.  Welcome!

icbkr

Seriously, great combo.
There's an event some of us in NC and nearby are going to:

Riffleman's Boot Camp
http://appleseedinfo.org/smf/index.php?topic=4210.0

August 30-Sept 7, 2009 


You are also invited to post on my gravy thread on the Gulching board, Cooking childboard.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: LaughingBear on August 12, 2009, 08:39:21 pm
I'm an IT manager in central North Carolina. Being a Dad, guns, guitars and cooking are a few of my passions.

Good combination.  Welcome!

icbkr

Seriously, great combo.
There's an event some of us in NC and nearby are going to:

Riffleman's Boot Camp
http://appleseedinfo.org/smf/index.php?topic=4210.0

August 30-Sept 7, 2009 


You are also invited to post on my gravy thread on the Gulching board, Cooking childboard.

I will not be able to make the boot camp due to work, but can probably make the 3-day.  I literally live 20 minutes from the range so it shouldn't be a problem.  I've shot there before but am not currently a member.

Hmmm, gravy, I'll have to think about that one.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: TruantBiscuit on August 13, 2009, 09:29:48 am
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Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: freewoman on August 13, 2009, 09:48:24 am
Welcome!  I believe you may have the record for longest username here.  Please be advised, however, that many folks who visit TMM have dial-up, and too many photos can be frustrating. 

Looking forward to getting to know you.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: NO2ANWO on August 13, 2009, 10:59:15 am
Hi all
I am new here not sure how Ive missed thi site in the years ive been "of like mind" but the important thing is i found it now.
I am originally from Northern VA (Stafford then Orange) and moved away from the subs to WV 4 years ago.
At the time I am deployed with the NG in Iraq till Feb 2010.

Look foward to reading and contributing.

SGT Sommer,Clifton
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Hollywoodgold on August 13, 2009, 11:04:29 am
Hi all
I am new here not sure how Ive missed thi site in the years ive been "of like mind" but the important thing is i found it now.
I am originally from Northern VA (Stafford then Orange) and moved away from the subs to WV 4 years ago.
At the time I am deployed with the NG in Iraq till Feb 2010.

Look foward to reading and contributing.

SGT Sommer,Clifton

Welcome SGT. Thats a great part of the country you come from. I invite you to visit a recent post and offer your own thoughts as a soldier. Its regarding a post TEOTWAWKI scenario portrayed in Rawles' book "Patriots".

Look forward to your thoughts.

http://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=23292.msg294703#msg294703
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Mad Wet Hen on August 13, 2009, 11:08:07 am
Welcome SGT. glad you found us. Hope we can help you learn new things. If you have a spouse send them here and we will help all we can. My daughter is shipping out soon she will not be able to contact us for a while. She too is in the NG.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: mom4guns on August 13, 2009, 04:38:55 pm
Hi, I am new here. i married to NO2ANWO.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Canadian Mamma on August 13, 2009, 07:34:59 pm
Well welcome and be assured we are all friends here.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: da gooch on August 13, 2009, 11:15:37 pm

Well welcome and be assured we are all friends here.

MOST of us anyway ... I'd watch out for that gooch fellah  he does random acts of kindness things .... things like ....


:wav:
Welcome to all of the new folks,

I highly recommend The Freedom Outlaw's Handbook by Claire Wolfe [Claire's Amazon Store Link - Books] (http://astore.amazon.com/clairewolfeco-20/105-4750152-8362854) in case you haven't read it.

And this thread:

The Rules (https://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=14742.0)

and this thread:

books (https://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=6039.0)

And I am finding this thread [Gulching Directory by Junker] (https://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=2027.0) very helpful in getting caught up with the rest of the folks here.

Also ....
IF you're interested this is Where We Be (https://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=7483.0) ...

Oh and I am sometimes thought to be too helpful.     :ph34r:

{Especially for a pirate ....}  :icon_pirat: 

Yar har har


SEE ?  I tried to warn ya ....
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on August 13, 2009, 11:29:08 pm
You know, gooch, I always read that all the way through. Something just hit me when you mentioned Junker. For those who really want to pursue some enlightening reading, go to advanced search, click on the "Check All" box to uncheck all, check BULLETIN BOARD, put the letter a in the Search for box and, Junker in the by user. Just about anything you run across with that search will be worth following for a bit.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: da gooch on August 14, 2009, 12:12:27 am

Yep.

Some of the folks here are pure plumb amazing in the extent of their knowledge ranges.

A pretty amazing place IMHO
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Mad Wet Hen on August 14, 2009, 08:48:32 am
Hi, I am new here. i married to NO2ANWO.

Welcome to the place where anything can happen.  :laugh:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: gaurdduck on August 14, 2009, 03:06:47 pm
Hi, I am new here. i married to NO2ANWO.

Welcome to the place where anything can happen.  :laugh:

And often does.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: PaleRider on August 16, 2009, 04:51:00 pm
PaleRider the Newbie here.  New here, but not to discussion boards.  So Greetings to all
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: gaurdduck on August 16, 2009, 06:40:33 pm
Actually you are still provisional.
Two more posts will make you a n00b.

Welcome though.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Bear on August 16, 2009, 07:21:15 pm
Lt Cmdr Green,

Ah... usually... as a matter of OPSEC, folks choose a nom de plume  just to be
a little circumspect. I guess that's gone. Let me say, "Welcome!"

Palerider and Mom4Guns,

Welcome to you too! As you're probably aware, this is an awful lot of information here,
and I think most of it is accurate, or was at the time of writing. As gooch said, there is
an amazing breadth and depth of knowledge represented by the contributors of this
board. If you ask a question and get referred to a link on the board - don't be offended.
It's just that somethings have already been discussed in detail, and it's a better use of
time to point you to work that's already been done.

Bear
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Secret Six on August 19, 2009, 03:11:13 pm
Hey Swabbie...Glad to have you here.....

We know how to make you feel welcome !!! :wub:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Radio Flyer on August 19, 2009, 05:03:17 pm

Yep.

Some of the folks here are pure plumb amazing in the extent of their knowledge ranges.

A pretty amazing place IMHO

I agree, a place where as long as you don't attack you can get some of the great communications of your existence.

I consider myself a new member from time to time, because of the logical and enlightened post I see here, some of my oldest held thoughts were changed on this board when forced to look at your own ideas and attempt to defend them in a logical way, you gain insight to your and others thoughts. I love this site.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: socalserf on August 19, 2009, 10:10:26 pm
Welcome new folks!


Yep.

Some of the folks here are pure plumb amazing in the extent of their knowledge ranges.

A pretty amazing place IMHO

I agree, a place where as long as you don't attack you can get some of the great communications of your existence.

I consider myself a new member from time to time, because of the logical and enlightened post I see here, some of my oldest held thoughts were changed on this board when forced to look at your own ideas and attempt to defend them in a logical way, you gain insight to your and others thoughts. I love this site.

No doubt, it's a learnin' kinda place.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: gaurdduck on August 19, 2009, 10:43:47 pm
There are no n00bs on this page.

Scratch that, there are now.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: marine on August 20, 2009, 10:55:43 pm
Dont worry... we don't bite.









Much. :ph34r:
Well welcome and be assured we are all friends here.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: marine on August 20, 2009, 11:01:26 pm
Hi everyone,
I'm a new member-you knew that! Hey What does "purity-posturing" mean? OpenCongress .org is the only other Forum I ever been on. 
     Jim
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: socalserf on August 20, 2009, 11:07:00 pm

Howdy Marine, welcome to the forum.
"Hey What does "purity-posturing" mean?"
I don't know exactly, but I will say that the folks here will state their principles and mean exactly what they say.
We don't have much posturing 'round here.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: marine on August 20, 2009, 11:10:46 pm
Thanks!
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: gaurdduck on August 20, 2009, 11:18:07 pm
Well, howdy marine!

Nice ta' meetchya.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Mad Wet Hen on August 21, 2009, 11:53:34 pm
Welcome marine. Take a look around and if you have any questions feel free to ask.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: da gooch on August 22, 2009, 02:00:56 pm
Welcome marine.

"purity-posturing" would be when a person comes onto a forum board and presumes to Be THE repository of all things "  fill in the blank  ".
If you don't exactly fit their personal measure of a "pure    fill in the blank    " then they feel the need to correct you or point out YOUR faults which, of course, they don't have because they ARE A  "Pure   fill in the blank   ".


"purity-posturing"
Assuming the posture of "the most Pure   fill in the blank  ".


But I suspect you already knew all of that ... ?

Welcome at any rate.

gooch
"The Most Pure Welcomer"       :ph34r:      :rolleyes:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: LoriZarlenga on August 23, 2009, 06:37:46 pm
August 23, 2009
My name is Lori Zarlenga-Blaquiere. I am requesting a full investigation of former President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama and Rhode Island Governor Donald Carcieri with regard to illegally issuing orders to kidnap and murder me.  The United States Government has illegally wiretapped my telephones, hacked my computers, and continued to surveillance me to date, despite the newly elected President Barrack Obama.
The American people have been fooled by the Bush and Obama administration. The American people have elected dictators.
Former President George W. Bush and the current President Barack Obama have violated the United States Constitution and have committed crimes against humanity. We are living in a police state, (go to google.com to search United States police state and www.counterpunch.org/harbury0722.html re: human rights activist Jennifer Harbury).
It is of no surprise that President Barack Obama has taken the position to not release torture photos regarding war crimes committed by the Bush administration, since Obama has continued to cover up crimes against humanity and injustices committed by the Bush and Obama administration.
 The orders issued under President George W. Bush administration to assassinate me or anyone they deem a threat to their political agenda or coverup has continued under the Obama administration.

 “ None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.”
                                           Johann Wolfgang Goethe

I began being surveillanced sometime after I filed a lawsuit Blaquiere v. Showa Denko K.K. et al(U.S. District Court Rhode Island, C.A. No. 1: 95-629) (U.S District Court South Carolina, MDL C.A.No.7:96-361-0) ( United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, C.A. No. 03-1783), ( United States Supreme Court C.A. No. 03-5562).   



I filed the above lawsuits against Showa Denko K.K. et al as a result of being injured by contaminated genetically engineered L-tryptophan manufactured by Showa Denko K.K. which caused the first  genetically engineered disease, ( EMS)  Eosinophilia Myalgia Syndrome.
Contaminated genetically engineered L-tryptophan manufactured by Showa Denko K.K. killed and severely injured thousands of Americans.
  The L-tryptophan problem is the fault of the FDA due to lack of enforcement of 172.320, among other violations of the FDA rules.  Therefore, the FDA permitted the continued illegal use of L-tryptophan.
If the FDA  had enforced action against Showa Denko K.K.,for violation of the FDA rules,  then L-tryptophan would not have been  on the market and  sold to the American Public and caused death and illnesses associated with the sales of L-tryptophan in violation of  the FDA rule.
The EMS epidemic first took place in 1989, during  President Bush SR’s administration.
There were political payoffs and backroom deals to fraudulently mislead and misdirect the scientific investigation of the diagnosis of Eosinophilia Myalgia Syndrome and to publish pseudo-scientific reports, among other things, inorder to insulate FDA and Showa Denko K.K.
My former lawyer Dennis Mackin who represented me in 2001, filed in the MDL motions to extend further discovery damaging to Showa Denko K.K. and the FDA, among others. The above said motions could reopen previously settled lawsuits. My former lawyer Dennis Mackin signed a stipulation without my knowledge to not go forward with motions to extend discovery and was paid off to withdraw from my case.

However, I continued to pursue the motions to extend discovery after my lawyer withdrew from my case.
There was key evidence tampered with in my case and illegal tactics used in an attempt to sabotage my case.  In 2003, my case was settled for 500,000 dollars. However, the general release reflects my case as technically open.
I was informed by a lawyer that I was paid a half a million dollars not for what I know about Showa Denko K.K. and the FDA’s wrongdoing, but for what I do not know through which further discovery would uncover and expose.


 On December 7, 2006, I filed a complaint in the United States District Court of Rhode Island,
( Lori Zarlenga-Blaquiere v. Edward Charbonea et al C.A. No. 06-543 ML ), against a number of United States Government Officials and agencies in connection with orders to kidnap and murder me.
On January 22, 2006, I was kidnapped by Warwick, Rhode Island police officer Joseph Mee.
There were other police officers on the scene including a plain clothes man who assisted officer Mee who was omitted from the warwick police dispatch log.  There are other incidents of law enforcements pursuit to capture me and covering up their criminal activities.
My case is legitimate. The criminal activities mentioned herein are ongoing and have continued to date.
For further detail go to http://bushassasinatecitizen.blogspot.com and http://PRESIDENTBUSHORDERSMURDEROFAMERICAN.BLOGSPOT.COM  Also, go to google.com to search my name Lori Zarlenga-Blaquiere.  My email address is LoriZarlenga@gmail.com.
 




Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on August 23, 2009, 10:11:14 pm
August 23, 2009
My name is Lori Zarlenga-Blaquiere.
...


Welcome to TMM Lori. I don't see any reason for this same post to be copied and pasted 9 times, especially twice in a couple different threads. I will leave it here and delete the rest.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: gaurdduck on August 23, 2009, 11:54:26 pm
Thank you Twinkie the Kid!
I was just about to ask, as they seemed to be spam.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Almtnman on August 24, 2009, 10:46:10 am
Hello! I just joined this forum and it seems to have a lot of good info. I will join in on some of the topics from time to time and hope to learn a lot from other members. I have learned a few outdoor skills during my lifetime and maybe can share some of the little knowledge that I have learned also.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: SoundTheBell on August 24, 2009, 03:40:45 pm
Hey there Almtnman, welcome to TMM!
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Mad Wet Hen on August 24, 2009, 03:54:56 pm
Welcome to TMM hope you find a lot of things to help you on your way.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: gaurdduck on August 25, 2009, 10:47:05 am
Almtnman,

Welcome!
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: unspy on August 25, 2009, 10:46:19 pm
LL, The path of the righteous is hard  and paved with: TWINKIES! :wacko:

doesn't sound too hard.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: gaurdduck on August 25, 2009, 11:09:46 pm
LL, The path of the righteous is hard  and paved with: TWINKIES! :wacko:

doesn't sound too hard.

But you have to find the Twinkies yourself.
You then have to read the Twinkies Thread in its entirety.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: da gooch on August 26, 2009, 12:10:50 am
LL, The path of the righteous is hard  and paved with: TWINKIES! :wacko:

doesn't sound too hard.

But you have to find the Twinkies yourself.
You then have to read the Twinkies Thread in its entirety.

Ahem   GD.   One does not foist it on ... er suggest it to a new adept. [reading the whole thread]

I thought you were going to build a biscuit something or another ?
Hinges of stone or stone hard biscuits with gravy on the martyr or something .... right ?
The leaning tower of biscuit ?
 :ph34r:



Unspy Welcome to the intellectual center of the Known Galaxy first of all.
The Force is strong here.   TWINKIE IS.

If you have the time to actually read it....   To be able to say that you have indeed "Read the Thread" from the opening salvo up to the present time is a badge of honor that many aspire to but few [who have not just "lived through it" ] can claim.

Hey Padre ....  What is the prize for reading the whole thread ?   Padre ?  {He may have fainted ... }

I cannot attempt it myself as I am seriously considering making have plans for a root canal  ...  :rolleyes:  but I am told that it is occasionally humorous in places.
I can't imagine that myself but some folks have claimed that it is true.  :dontknow:

Personally I think I'll go have a Twinkie and fagedaboudit.

I am waiting for the hard bound Collectors Edition with the gilt edges and a little red bookmark ribbon myself.

edit for spelling what else ?   :rolleyes:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: gaurdduck on August 26, 2009, 02:07:23 am
Well I read the whole thing, now if only I could remember it all... :rolleyes:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Mad Wet Hen on August 26, 2009, 01:20:49 pm
I thought that we had let the Twinkies along and moves on to Fruit cakes. Fruit cakes are much more balanced and full filling. LOL

Oh welcome Unspy.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: gaurdduck on August 26, 2009, 02:13:29 pm
Hah! I moved on to GRAVY.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Mad Wet Hen on August 26, 2009, 02:38:33 pm
Wonder if anyone has ever put gravy on Fruit cake?
That does sound  sickening :puke: but people are strange.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: gaurdduck on August 26, 2009, 05:51:39 pm
No. You put Gravy on biscuits.
And I guess it would make Twinkies bearable.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: MamaLiberty on August 27, 2009, 12:42:56 pm
Hmm, could we move the gravy, twinkies and fruitcake remarks to another thread? They don't really seem to belong here.  :rolleyes: 

Or maybe just get back on topic...
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Mad Wet Hen on August 27, 2009, 03:09:19 pm
Ok. Thorry, Welcome to the welcome thread and TMM.
Better????
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: banditben on August 30, 2009, 05:17:52 pm
Hello. I'm a newbie to both this group and internet. I've been following several groups for a couple months but have never posted. I'm retired USAF(ammo) now driving a schoolbus in NWFL and am into radio comm, motorcycles(suzuki bandit), fishing, and preparedness. Adios, Ben
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Mad Wet Hen on August 30, 2009, 07:12:52 pm
Welcome banditben. Take a better look around. You might want to start with the food section, then again you might like the survival section. Well just about anywhere you look you'll find something interesting to read and talk about.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Lee_Kee on September 06, 2009, 03:11:21 pm
I'm an anarchist shooter living in the desert southwest (and I do not mean that I shoot anarchists).  Been reading Price of Liberty for some time now and thought I'd sign on here and see what's up.  So, howdy!
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Mad Wet Hen on September 06, 2009, 03:38:43 pm
Welcome Lee Kee. Take a look around and have fun while you get the scoop on things.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: guzzi95 on September 06, 2009, 04:14:58 pm
Just joined OathKeepers....then clicked on this forum...

Any other Arkansas members...

Thanks, Steve
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Mad Wet Hen on September 06, 2009, 04:43:21 pm
Most people here won't say what state they live in until they get to know you. Those that are just might PM you so to keep others from knowing where they live. Just go around on the boards and get to know some of the people and you will be surprised in no time at all you will get to know peopel around you. Oh and by the way welcome.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on September 06, 2009, 06:08:38 pm
And, there's always the Where we be thread. (https://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=7483.0)
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: chutzpah on September 06, 2009, 07:09:06 pm
Hello All! I wandered here on a link from SurvivalBlog a few weeks ago and have been visiting as a guest since then, reading some of the great topics going on.
So, I decided I wanted to participate as well. Thanks for the great site. Proud to have the privilege to post here with all the wise, dura mater mentalia : )
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Mad Wet Hen on September 06, 2009, 07:24:53 pm
 
Hello All! I wandered here on a link from SurvivalBlog a few weeks ago and have been visiting as a guest since then, reading some of the great topics going on.
So, I decided I wanted to participate as well. Thanks for the great site. Proud to have the privilege to post here with all the wise, dura mater mentalia : )
Your welcome and welcome. I thought we where using gray matter here.  :laugh:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: guzzi95 on September 07, 2009, 11:22:25 am
Most people here won't say what state they live in until they get to know you. Those that are just might PM you so to keep others from knowing where they live. Just go around on the boards and get to know some of the people and you will be surprised in no time at all you will get to know peopel around you. Oh and by the way welcome.

Thanks for this information...I never heard of Oath Keepers till I attended a gunshow this weekend and a guy had a table set up.
So I was happy to read his literature.
Steve
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: da gooch on September 07, 2009, 11:44:13 am

Welcome guzzi95.

Please be aware that this is The Mental Militia website NOT Oath Keepers exclusively and that TMM has graciously granted us room for our chatter on their boards.

On the front page, way down near the bottom, you will see the Oath Keepers "Partner Sites".

That is Oath Keepers here at TMM.

Meanwhile do look around but don't be surprised at some of the opinions expressed here. 
Not everyone is interested in supporting the Constitution.
There are quite a few anarchists here.

No .... not the "bomb" throwing type those are not really anarchists.
A Real Anarchist believes in No Government [actually anarchy means "No Rulers"] notice the two R's in the second word ... it's very important.
Nearly all anarchists believe in the ZAP.
[Zero Aggression Principle and extremely similar to the "Golden Rule"]

Meanwhile there is a total agreement that being prepared [for nearly any emergency] is an extremely good thing.

There is much to learn here.

Welcome.

CaptGooch
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Mr. Dare on September 07, 2009, 01:42:22 pm
   Welcome to all the new forum members. Looking forward to seeing you all around for a long time to come.

   Gooch, a most excellent summary of the board :thumbsup: !
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: DEFENDANDUPHOLD on September 09, 2009, 03:08:50 pm
HEY GUYS.... NEW TO THE FORUM. JUST WANTED TO INTRODUCE MYSELF. LOOKING FORWARD TO EXCHANGING INFORMATION AND GETTING PREPARED FOR WHATEVER LIES AHEAD. DEFINITELY DON'T WANT TO BE UNPREPARED IF AN "EVENT" HAPPENS. FORUM LOOKS GREAT. NICE JOB. :mellow:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: freewoman on September 09, 2009, 04:21:58 pm
Welcome, Defendanduphold.  One little tidbit--typing in all caps is generally considered akin to shouting.  We do have a couple of folks on the board who have vision issues, but it's best not to type in all caps unless you absolutely have to do so.

I agree on the board's organization and appearance; I've been on several different forums over the years, and I find the Simple Machines forum layout to be one of the easiest to use. 

Glad to have you aboard.  Hope you enjoy it!
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Redleg on September 12, 2009, 06:20:41 pm
Foxtrot Oscar here and the site appears very interesting.
I think for the time being I won't declare myself an anarchist, reformer, progressive or a conservative.  I'm just here for a tour of R&R entertainment and not to change anyone's opinion.

I do support our troops unconditionally.

Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Mad Wet Hen on September 12, 2009, 06:37:18 pm
Welcome. By the way My daughter is in the National Guard. Hope you like the place and you don't have to declare you are anything to be here.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: socalserf on September 13, 2009, 10:40:33 am
Foxtrot Oscar here and the site appears very interesting.
I think for the time being I won't declare myself an anarchist, reformer, progressive or a conservative.  I'm just here for a tour of R&R entertainment and not to change anyone's opinion.

I do support our troops unconditionally.



Hey Redleg, welcome.
Enjoy your tour, we can be very entertaining.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: mgwood on September 14, 2009, 02:10:51 pm
Hi,
Guess I should have come here before posting.  That's what happens when you don't look at everything before jumping in. 
Well, we are looking for ways to be self sufficient, and live with freedoms and liberties granted us since the foundation of our great country.  I'm sure there will be many questions, and hopefully we will find many answers.  It seems some of you guys have been working towards this for a good while.  We hope we have found you in time to help ourselves and possibly others too. 

We are young seniors, raising our youngest *almost 4* grandson who is Autistic.  So, we working with a handicap. 

Our first question is about solar/wind power.  Have any of you used/made the system advertised on this website?  It shows up on many of the pages we've visited.  We thought that would help asap with bills, since ours is over $300 during summer.  We aren't sure where to begin, (ie) bug out bags, stashing/storing food, preparing for need of food, supplies, meds for long periods of time. 

I don't mind telling you, while we understand and believe we are heading in this direction, it is scaring me to death.  We are not shirkers, by any means, we are just feeling like we are starting very late and with a small child at our age makes some things harder to begin with.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: socalserf on September 15, 2009, 06:45:33 pm
Hello Mgwood.
Welcome to the forum.

The search function is your friend. I think that you will find pages of info on solar/wind power.
Also, Junkers Gulching Directory is very helpful.
http://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=2027.0

You have my admiration and sympathy for raising your challenged grandson.
I don't know what would have happened to me if not for my grandparents.
Thank you.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: mgwood on September 15, 2009, 07:27:53 pm
Socalserf,
I will do the search and I know Mike is really interested in ck'in into it.  We are coming into all this knowledge so late.  I hope we can get things together and ready in time.  We are looking into everything that others have sent to us by pm.   The only thing holding us back is slow work.........which always means little pay.  But, we did sell 4 gold coins we had and that is the beginning of a nest egg for this.  Like so many, we had tiny 401K and it was eaten away last fall.  So, at this age, we are starting all over again.  But, we are survivors and we WILL make it through this. 

We have to, our little one is depending on us and we never let our children down, and won't let this little angel down either.  I commend all of you for your hard work and insight.  Wish we had known about all of this much sooner.  But, we know now, and are beginning our work.

Something today got our attention.  Mike was at the gun shop getting shells and an ATF came in.  The conversation went to gun bans and the ATF said law abiding citizens with guns are not even on their list of worries.  They have no problem with gun owners.  What they ARE worried sick about is someone bringing a dirty bomb into Houston.  If that happens, he said people will be racing out of town "as is" with nothing.  Over a million will head our way and will need things and have no $$, so they will just take it.......and at gun point if needed.  He said it will be under cover of night and broad day light and with no respect of life.  That is what they are worried about........  Well, 2 of our kids and 5 grandkids live in the Houston area.......We are east of Houston in the golden triangle.  It will be a deluge worse than all the Katrina evacs.........and armed and wanting/demanding.  So, the information I've found here so far is already coming in handy........fore knowledge is a great weapon.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: socalserf on September 15, 2009, 08:48:13 pm
But, we are survivors and we WILL make it through this. 


A positive mental attitude is the number one assest of a prepper, in my opinion.
Stick around. You'll enjoy the place, and if you ever get down go visit the Silly Stuff thread.
It never hurts to laugh.

http://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=23431.0
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Gun Fighter on September 16, 2009, 03:39:20 pm
New guy here. Hi

Interested in getting started in Appleseed program and learning how to become a better long range shooter. Hoping to learn from those here that have "been there, done that" in order to not have to learn so much from my own mistakes.

See ya all in the forums
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: socalserf on September 16, 2009, 07:44:51 pm
New guy here. Hi

Interested in getting started in Appleseed program and learning how to become a better long range shooter. Hoping to learn from those here that have "been there, done that" in order to not have to learn so much from my own mistakes.

See ya all in the forums

Hello Gun Fighter!
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: da gooch on September 18, 2009, 10:57:41 pm
Welcome gunfighter.

 socalserf is your Appleseed informant.

Several here have been to Appleseeds and are converts.

gooch
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: socalserf on September 19, 2009, 07:37:14 am
"Informant"?
Really Gooch? Is that the best word your thesaurus could come up with?
Dude............dude.................informant?

How about Appleseed Enthusiast, specialist, maven, lunatic even.

This is a thread about one of the many Appleseed related threads, this one involves The Gooch himself.
http://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=19471.0

And now back to your regularly scheduled thread.
Welcome to all the new folks.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: MamaLiberty on September 19, 2009, 10:18:07 am
I see it's been a while since I visited this thread! Welcome to all the new folks!

And I don't care if you use your dura matter or gray matter... just think independently and you'll do fine here. LOL
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Bondo on September 19, 2009, 02:41:08 pm
Hi, I have been a lurker on this sight for a really long time, and am now ready to join into the discussion. I do not know how much I may have to contribute, as I feel a bit in awe of some of the minds that I see  at work on this forum. I think that most of my knowledge has to come from a practical perspective so hopefully I can contribute in that arena, but I am not so much an expert at anything, just pretty good at many things. Mostly I am here to learn.

Personally, I'm a husband, a father, a musician, beer brewer, gardener, computer geek, literature geek, and a whole host of other things as well.

Feels good to get the awkward introduction thing out of the way...
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: da gooch on September 19, 2009, 05:42:41 pm
"Informant"?
Really Gooch? Is that the best word your thesaurus could come up with?
Dude............dude.................informant?

How about Appleseed Enthusiast, specialist, maven, lunatic even.

This is a thread about one of the many Appleseed related threads, this one involves The Gooch himself.
http://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=19471.0

And now back to your regularly scheduled thread.
Welcome to all the new folks.

You wanted maybe .... Snitch ?

OK,  OK look at that last post of mine will ya ?
I was asleep on the keyboard ....
that was my eyelashes fluttering trying to drag me to bed.

This Oath Keepers has blossomed and we are catching absolutely lots of new members and a bunch of wing nuts.
Need any wing nuts ?
 three for a dollar ... today Only.
oxi was at least able to complete sentences and use words with vowels in them even if he was totally starkers.

OKAY ...
So maybe informant wasn't such a good choice of words ....
The Local Appleseed Looney ?   Naw that's not it ....

Ah Ha ...
Our very own Appleseed Aficionado.

So ... There ... Take that.    :thumbsup:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on September 19, 2009, 07:10:59 pm
...
Really Gooch? Is that the best word your thesaurus could come up with?
...

What's another word for thesaurus? (sorry, couldn't resist)
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: socalserf on September 20, 2009, 11:28:35 am

Personally, I'm a husband, a father, a musician, beer brewer, gardener, computer geek, literature geek, and a whole host of other things as well.

Feels good to get the awkward introduction thing out of the way...

There is nothing awkward about being among new friends, Welcome Bondo!

It sounds to me like you have a great deal to contribute.
And don't worry about all the brainiacs around here, those folks in particular are the coolest.
(Just don't violate ZAP and you'll find a mellow bunch here.)


What's another word for thesaurus? (sorry, couldn't resist)


Thesaurus- Book o' big words! HA HA! ^_^
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: CorbinKale on September 20, 2009, 02:00:13 pm
What's another word for thesaurus? (sorry, couldn't resist)

My family calls it 'the Dinosaur' (thesaurus). We keep it next to the 'Book of Armaments' (dictionary).
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: green1706 on September 21, 2009, 03:55:08 pm
Hi everybody...new here...glad to meet you all....
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: socalserf on September 21, 2009, 04:00:58 pm
Hello green1706, pleased to meet you, and welcome.

Any particular significance to your handle or avatar?
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Mad Wet Hen on September 21, 2009, 04:59:37 pm
Welcome Bondo and green1706. Hope you like it here and find a lot of what you need to know. Also hope you can add something to the place, if not that's ok. At least you are trying to do something and are wake unlike some people that haven't even found this place.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Bluelinegirl on September 25, 2009, 04:10:29 pm
Howdy everyone, glad to be here. I am, as I stated elsewhere in the forums, a RE Broker and Mortgage Broker licensed in Florida, living in Kentucky, but i'm neither here nor there. jk

I am a non combat vet. and the progeny of 18 (including my nephew a few weeks ago into the Navy) generations of Military and LE service. Yes, thats a claim few can boast and fewer can prove :)

I proudly renewed my oath of service with Oathkeepers recently and am proud to stand by my fellow patriots in defense of our great nation.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: gaurdduck on September 25, 2009, 08:05:27 pm
Nice ta meetcha.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: socalserf on September 27, 2009, 09:20:06 am
Hello Bluelinegirl, welcome.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: cordobabluesson on September 27, 2009, 05:51:06 pm
Hello everyone I am cordobablue's son. how is everyone doing?
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: coloradohermit on September 27, 2009, 06:20:08 pm
Welcome aboard! Hope you'll find us educational and entertaining.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: deckster on September 28, 2009, 04:56:46 pm
Hello all!  I am a newbie on here.  Just finished reading Rawles book, found it to be strikinlgy true and I am feeling very unprepared for when TSHTF.  
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Mad Wet Hen on September 28, 2009, 05:03:56 pm
Welcome and good to see you. Hope you find a lot of info. Look around at the food threads and you just might find somethings to help you on your way.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: OlJarhead on September 28, 2009, 05:20:39 pm
Figured I ought to pop in here too :)

I'm a 44 yr old Marine (86-91) who also served in the Army later (96-99) and currently I'm a Manager for a Telecom company.  I see the writing on the wall and when I was searching for more books on what's likely to come and how to survive it (I beleive you never stop learning) I found Rawless's book.

I enjoyed the book but it also put a higher degree of urgency into me.  You see, I'd seen the writing on the wall a few years ago (Glenn Beck listener here) and had been slowly working towards 'being prepared' when I found 'Surviving'....

Now I own 20 acres for a retreat, am building a cabin, put away darn near a years worth of food, changed living habits, got the family involved, increased weapons and ammo storage, started reloading, bought coins and so much more!  I'm learning more every day and finally decided to pop in here and say hi!

I hope to have a fully functional retreat complete with root cellar, small barn, wood shed, cabin(s) and more that is used as a 'vacation' home until either we make the move permanent or TSHTF in which case we make the move permanent :)

SO, ya, I'm officially a survivalist I guess *always was probably*....

On a side note I grew up thinking it would be WWIII that I had to survive and I had many plans back then which generally involved getting out of dodge -- but I also didn't see things the way I do today.  Back then I envisioned driving a truck into a big sporting goods store...yes really, but today I've long since grown up and moved past that kind of thinking.  Now I beleive you either have it, make it, buy it or don't deserve it.

Either way, I beleive being prepared is like a savings account -- you may never need it but it's darn sure nice to have!
OlJarhead
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Bear on September 28, 2009, 05:55:53 pm
OlJarhead,

Welcome! Sounds like you've got things well in hand. I'd say the biggest thing
is getting the family involved. My wife went back and forth on the issue for a
long time, and I think is only now fully on board with planning and preps.

If I may ask, which corner of the country are you in?  I'm always hoping to find
like minded folks who aren't too far away, but so far there just aren't many around
here (Sierra Nevada mountains).

Cordobablueson,

Hey guy, welcome! I think it's excellent when we get family members to read
and contribute to the form too! Dive right in!

Bear

Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: OlJarhead on September 28, 2009, 07:13:24 pm
OlJarhead,

Welcome! Sounds like you've got things well in hand. I'd say the biggest thing
is getting the family involved. My wife went back and forth on the issue for a
long time, and I think is only now fully on board with planning and preps.

If I may ask, which corner of the country are you in?  I'm always hoping to find
like minded folks who aren't too far away, but so far there just aren't many around
here (Sierra Nevada mountains).

Cordobablueson,

Hey guy, welcome! I think it's excellent when we get family members to read
and contribute to the form too! Dive right in!

Bear



WA State -- a little far north my friend...but I agree.  Though where my land is it's a veritable land of plenty (plenty of folks living on their retreats!)...
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Bluelinegirl on October 05, 2009, 12:56:32 pm
Figured I ought to pop in here too :)


...put away darn near a years worth of food, ...


Im not sure where to put info about yourself so i'll drop it here unless or until someone tells me otherwise. 

OlJarhead, I too had decent preparations for myself, until I met a guy and his kids and due to cboc they needed to move in with me... lss... after I noticed that my pantry was nearly bare I realized where this guy was doing his grocery shopping!! They are no longer us... I had to ask them to move out.  I know I cant save enough food for everyone and if they are not helping then they are hurting. 

A reply from a different thread:

I know, search engines can be very useful. Thanks for the links.  I didnt mean to alarm or foul, I just hear all the time about regular 'Joes' who's only crime seems to be that they are collectors and someone got scared of them.  I dont want anyone to to come try to take what little bit of stuff I have because tbtb dont like the second amendment and being the head of the household, since my neighbor/sister wont prepare, Im trying to save and protect enough can goods for us plus a couple. Thats all.

Re 'at my own risk.' I found a software app years ago that lets you trace all the steps/servers a url goes through before they make it to your computer, all of mine pass through Langley.  LOL The only 'missing ingredients' I lack as per the DHS report is a pair of Levi's jeans (DOJ report I think) and a Ron Paul bumper sticker. I cant find a pair of nice Levis anywhere and what can I say, I love my Doc Martins!!  Anyway, my point is, I think im on every list theyve got, no point in trying to hide anything if there were anything to hide. There was also a time when I dated 3 feds in a row!! coinkydink? Plus, Realtors have to pass a Feebi background check to get licensed, i've had three.  If there was anything here, they would have found it.  Most of my 'most trusted' friends are in the Military and LE and I think its vital that they be informed and 'woke up.' Most say they will defend the Constitution to their deaths... While I may fear the NWO and the lengths I believe they will go to to get what they want, I also believe most Americans, LE included (first actually) will not give up easy.  I just want to survive it all.  I am thinking about running for office though, I think we still may be able to stop this with the ballot boxes and Prayers.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: da gooch on October 06, 2009, 01:03:26 am
Welcome Bluelinegirl.

Since it is all about yourself it will fit right there just fine.

IF you wanted you could look through the section headings and possibly find a few subjects of interest?
I suppose it is time for my regular new person post "Some helpful links and tips for our new friends".

I highly recommend The Freedom Outlaw's Handbook by Claire Wolfe [Claire's Amazon Store Link - Books] (http://astore.amazon.com/clairewolfeco-20/105-4750152-8362854) in case you haven't read it.

And this thread:

The Rules (https://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=14742.0)

and this thread:

books (https://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=6039.0)

And I am finding this thread [Gulching Directory by Junker] (https://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=2027.0) very helpful in getting caught up with the rest of the folks here.

Also ....
IF you're interested this is Where We Be (https://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=7483.0) ...

Oh and I am sometimes thought to be too helpful.     :ph34r:

{Especially for a pirate ....}  :icon_pirat: 

Yar har har
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Jake on October 06, 2009, 01:13:15 am
Quote
Oh and I am sometimes thought to be too helpful.......     

Yar har har

That's why I skipped the formalities... :)  Hey, welcome to TMM!   Peace to you and yours.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Bluelinegirl on October 06, 2009, 11:49:11 am
I dont believe in the theory of being 'too helpful.'  You never know when the reader is a complete ng or a seasoned vet. And even svs need reminders sometimes. Thanks to all for the welcomes. ;)
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Mad Wet Hen on October 07, 2009, 09:27:24 pm
Welcome to all I haven't said welcome to.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: gaurdduck on October 07, 2009, 10:04:24 pm
Welcome to all I haven't said welcome to.

Same from me.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: IronKnight on October 09, 2009, 02:39:10 pm
Hi to everyone. I'm a member of Oath Keepers and that is how I found this site. I don't really have any plans if the SHTF. I'm kind of lazy and have enough friends and family on the other side that I think I'd prefer to go out with a bang. I do keep a case of MRE's in case I change my mind. I'm an Army veteran, former Tanker and a vet of D.S.

I believe Oath Keepers stands a very good chance of succeeding in restoring our Country's Constitution without firing a shot and am very happy to see so many citizens getting involved in the political process. I look forward to sharing perspectives with everyone and even more so, to the restoration of our Republic.

God Bless,

Dan
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: socalserf on October 09, 2009, 03:01:02 pm
Welcome IronKnight.
I'm going to take the liberty of quoting Capt. Gooch-


Please be aware that this is The Mental Militia website NOT Oath Keepers exclusively and that TMM has graciously granted us room for our chatter on their boards.

On the front page, way down near the bottom, you will see the Oath Keepers "Partner Sites".

That is Oath Keepers here at TMM.

Meanwhile do look around but don't be surprised at some of the opinions expressed here. 
Not everyone is interested in supporting the Constitution.
There are quite a few anarchists here.

No .... not the "bomb" throwing type those are not really anarchists.
A Real Anarchist believes in No Government [actually anarchy means "No Rulers"] notice the two R's in the second word ... it's very important.
Nearly all anarchists believe in the ZAP.
[Zero Aggression Principle and extremely similar to the "Golden Rule"]

Meanwhile there is a total agreement that being prepared [for nearly any emergency] is an extremely good thing.

There is much to learn here.

Welcome.

CaptGooch

I think highly of Oath Keepers too.


I believe Oath Keepers stands a very good chance of succeeding in restoring our Country's Constitution without firing a shot and am very happy to see so many citizens getting involved in the political process.

Welcome again,
Here is a link to the Oath Keepers parter site;
http://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?board=60.0



Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Mad Wet Hen on October 09, 2009, 04:46:07 pm
Iron Knight welcome. I would like to put my  :twocents:. I do not stock up on food for if a war starts only. I am thinking of the food shortage that will most likely happen, then there is the fact that food prices are rising. If food cost to much to buy I will not have to worry. So as you can see having food stored is a good idea IMHO.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Bluelinegirl on October 09, 2009, 10:51:00 pm
Welcome Iron Knight
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: MamaLiberty on October 10, 2009, 08:25:36 am
Welcome to all! Dig in and read a while. :)
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: da gooch on October 10, 2009, 10:57:59 pm
Welcome Iron knight.

That sure was easy {dusting his hands off ...}

Thanks Socalserf.

[Note: Help thyself at anytime my friend.   Pls note: There is a 15% surcharge on monetary instruments.   :rolleyes: ]
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: gaurdduck on October 10, 2009, 11:51:32 pm
Howdy Iron Knight. :mellow:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: mutti on October 11, 2009, 02:27:04 pm
Welcome lurkers and new additions. Hope you find something of interest to contribute to!  mutti
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: dr1best on October 21, 2009, 11:44:44 pm
Well, I'm new here, certainly not to the concept of liberty. Looks like an interesting forum, and it is way cool to find like minded citizens.
So this is my hello, glad to have ML point me to this site. Thanks again ML. :mellow:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Jarel on October 22, 2009, 01:04:33 am
Welcome Dr, good to have ya. :mellow:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: gaurdduck on October 22, 2009, 01:10:28 am
Welcome Dr, good to have ya. :mellow:

Gud ta have Jah mon!






(yes, it is a pun)
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: MamaLiberty on October 22, 2009, 07:43:11 am
Welcome indeed, dr1best. Gets a bit wild around here sometimes... hang on tight! :)
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: WILD FOR ANIMALS on October 23, 2009, 06:25:25 pm
Hi all As you can see I am new here. I see there are a lot of threads that will take a lot of time to read. I have been looking around for a while over the shoulder of a family member that comes here quite a bit. Just wanted to say Hi.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: gaurdduck on October 23, 2009, 06:37:40 pm
Howdy.

(For the record, I love animals. I usually serve them up with rice, buckwheat,
or potatoes, a vegetable, and a good finishing sauce. How do you like yours?)
 :laugh:
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: WILD FOR ANIMALS on October 23, 2009, 09:05:25 pm
I like mine fresh cooked with fresh vegetables I like to live of the land mostly I know you Know my mother cordobablue we are working together for when the s hits the fan with home schooling and everything makes more work but worth it.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Mad Wet Hen on October 23, 2009, 11:12:57 pm
Wild For Animals I see has been trying to raise some eyebrows. She can be very funny at times. Welcome kid.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Bennie on October 24, 2009, 03:40:42 am
GD .......... more than once on this board you refer to pacifists and vegetarians like they are a dirty word or something to be made fun of.  When you do so, you are putting down a lot of people on this board.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Bennie on October 24, 2009, 08:31:12 am
GD....You sound like a pretty regular type guy to me as far as what life has thrown at you. Parents are known for making kid's lives miserable. Very few of us are immune. If you have ONE good friend you are better off than most. Men rarely have more than one good male friend. Anger will get your ass in a lot of trouble if you act out. Counselors will  say "express yourself" but I found keeping my shit tightly packed (and laughing inside to myself) except when around my one good friend is a lot better. The only thing you can control is you. Figure most everybody else is an idiot ---> be nice only as required and always try not to be ugly to them.

You have some great skills. You speak well, write well, type well, are well read, and you obviously can cook. As far as a job goes, it helps to have a job in order to find a job. You are night person.....get a job on nights that would be an easy score like nursing home aid or janitor, working in a cafeteria/cafe washing dishes or bussin' tables----anything to get you "out there." One thing leads to another.

It doesn't matter the direction you take............go left or go right go straight or go backwards.....just keep moving. You'll get there.

You are not the only one.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: gaurdduck on October 24, 2009, 07:37:32 pm
You can't tell by just reading my words, but I have a lot of trouble talking to people in person.
There is also a lot of extra crap I've had to deal with because I'm Autistic. That's why my
stepdud hates me. For the record, I usually try to bottle it all up, but when I do that, negative
things happen. I can only take so much before I get really pissed.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: suvalley on October 25, 2009, 05:45:36 pm
Hello from the frozen north....obviously I am new here, and have been reading since I stumbled onto a link yesterday.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Mad Wet Hen on October 25, 2009, 06:06:41 pm
welcome suvalley.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: mutti on October 25, 2009, 06:07:03 pm
Hello from the frozen north....obviously I am new here, and have been reading since I stumbled onto a link yesterday.

Hope you didn't get hurt! Welcome! Hopefully you find some interesting "stuff" here and there.  

mutti
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: suvalley on October 25, 2009, 10:16:13 pm
Thank you, c-blue and mutti. Don't know as I am "mentally" where some members are, but the more I open my eyes, the more I see. So to speak ;)   Lots to read and ponder here, good thing snow is coming, right?
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: gaurdduck on October 26, 2009, 01:26:13 am
Not here.

Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: Freelee on October 26, 2009, 11:04:10 am
Hello all. I.m new just checking things out and open my eyes for now. I dont want to get to personal in a open forum never know who is watching. Im interested in basicly survival stuff. So for now Ill keep reading and keep a open mind.
Title: Re: New member intro thread
Post by: freewoman on October 26, 2009, 12