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Weekend links

  • Kit Perez on forming a community survival group. This is a more rigorous process than most of us will go through, but its a good reminder of where our most important allies will be when TSHTF.
  • It seems certain crusaders in government don’t want Gab to have a right to free speech.
  • Fortunately, Epik, Gab’s new domain registrar after GoDaddy kicked it out, knows better.
  • Sure, USPS. Scan every piece of mail for “security,” then grant recipients a right to have an early look at what’s awaiting them. Then put no damn security on your system at all, making identity thieves’ job easier. Whose safety are you protecting, exactly?
  • Violent mob attacks a conservative commentator’s house, breaks his door and terrorizes his wife.
  • If you want to understand the cynicism and lawlessness of deep government, read about how top officials in the FDIC and other agencies conspired to destroy perfectly legal businesses via Operation Choke Point — and how controlled bankers complied. (H/T TSO)
  • Yesterday and today mark the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht. Jeff Minick wonders if the world is falling into a snail’s-pace Kristallnacht today.
  • And here’s a perspective on lessons to be learned from Kristallnacht. (This piece conflates anti-Zionism with hatred of Jews, which isn’t accurate; but the two certainly feed off each other.)
  • Favored choice for pres in 2020: None of the above.
  • A strangely interesting comparison of the sizes of objects and beings in The Lord of the Rings

Today is also the anniversary of the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald, as Gordon Lightfoot so movingly sang:



  1. maDDtraPPer
    maDDtraPPer November 10, 2018 10:17 am

    Great song. A disaster which ties both our great countries together. Thanks for the reminder.

  2. Ron Johnson
    Ron Johnson November 10, 2018 4:09 pm

    In these parts, the Edmund Fitzgerald has never been forgotten. Go to any tourist site along these shores and you’ll find numerous books about the lost ship. The best I have read pieces together multiple minor errors that, combined with a nasty storm, caused the ship to become increasingly bow-heavy, ultimately causing the ship to slide under the waves and nose-dive into the Superior lake bed. The ship was so long that the stern was still out of the water when the weight of the iron ore cargo caused the hull to break off and sink beside the rest of the hull. The entire sinking was probably over in seconds, thus no lifeboats or distress call.

    When the song was written, the loss was still a mystery. Sonar confirmed the location of the wreck, and the fact that the big ship had broken into pieces, but the reason for the breakup of an otherwise soundly built ship was unknown. Deep diving expeditions looked for evidence of faulty construction but nothing was obvious. So there was speculation about bad repairs, or about the hull getting bounced against a shoal, causing the breakup. Later investigations settled more on human error.

    As Gordon Lightfoot sang, “She may have broke deep and took water”.

    These waters have taken the lives of thousands over the past couple of hundred years. The commercial fishermen I knew when I was growing up didn’t know how to swim because, in their minds, landing the the cold waters was a death sentence anyway. My parents knew of fishing boats that went down with all hands. That’s why my mother hated boats and the water.

  3. larryarnold
    larryarnold November 10, 2018 8:26 pm

    He could have been the safest, most responsible gun owner in the neighborhood
    Or not.
    I keep hearing from anti-gun folks that this is a good law, and it doesn’t apply to them.
    Anonymous call comes in that you have a gun and are acting strange. Judge signs an order telling cops to go get said gun. Cops show up at your door demanding said gun. But you don’t have a gun, so you can’t cough one up.
    It’s not going to end well when you tell Officer Friendly and his SWAT buddies you aren’t going to comply with their order.

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