Thursday, May 31, 2012

Another "Doomsday Prepper" in Trouble!

By Reginald Kaigler (DEMCAD)
Another "Doomsday Prepper" is in legal trouble. This time, a prepper (someone who stores food, water, medical supplies and guns for an emergency situation) by the name of Alfred C. Dutton was arrested for illegally possessing explosives. He was a producer of fireworks. And at some point, this guy thought it would be a good idea to discuss his storing of illegal explosive material on his property with his ex-wife’s boyfriend (Joe Scott). Dutton appeared on the National Geography reality series called "Doomsday Preppers." In my opinion, the show was made to make preppers like like nutjobs.

Scott was the only witness to testify against Dutton, but that was more than enough to get the 65-year-old Army and Marine veteran sentenced to 21 months in prison. And when he gets out, he will be a felon and unable to legally own firearms. Why in the hell would you appear on a national TV show and store illegal explosives on your property? Dutton was convinced of possessing incendiary bombs found in rented storage unit last August.
Here are the specifics from the Justice Department.

Joe Scott came to the Greenwood county Sheriff’s Office to report that Alfred Dutton Jr. possibly had explosives. Scott said that on or about August 9th of 2011 he had gone to Dutton’s apartment to pick up a minor child per court visitation. While standing and talking with Dutton he produced a small cylindrical device about the size, Scott thought, of a triple A battery. Dutton asked if he knew what it was and when Joe said he didn’t Dutton told him it was a fuse for a hand grenade.
During their talk Dutton had said he ordered fuses from the internet and when they arrived  and found they were what he wanted he was then going to order Grenade hulls and claymore mine hulls because the fuse worked in either one. When Scott went to pick up the child on August 16th Dutton told him that he could not find the black powder he needed that [sic] to complete the devices and had to order it from Cabela’s website on the internet. Scott said when Dutton told him that he ordered the black powder he became concerned for safety reasons of the minor child and public safety of the residents around him in the apartment complex.
Scott gave me a package of 20foot safety fuse and told me that Dutton had given it to him just after July 4th of 2010 to “blow stuff up” if he ever needed to, Scott has become concerned because Dutton told him when the government starts to round up citizens he will be one of the first because of his military background. While Scott was in the office I had him fill out a statement form. While still at the office I asked Scott if he would recognize the grenade fuse if he saw it. Scott said that he could, we searched the internet files and was unable to locate any fuse like the one that Dutton showed him. Source: Dept of Justice
A hand grenade? WTF?

Lesson #1: Don't do crazy stuff!

Lesson #2: Be careful what you say! Be careful who you say it to?

Lesson #3: Hand grenades and claymore mines! WTF?!

Let's see. Youtuber Dsarti appeared on the show and was later declared mentally deficient. Subsequently, he lost his legal right to carry a firearm. Another prepper shot his thumb off on the show. Dsarti got into trouble by joking with a doctor about death and Dutton gave too much info to a guy he should have been suspicious of.

Maybe Dsarti was unfairly targeted and accidents do happen, but we have to ask ourselves if this show is the best thing for the community. I'm sure that there are some intelligent preppers on the show, but it's the negativity that most people will remember. And I suspect that the producers will use more credible preppers early and move on to the crazier ones as the show progressives. I hope I'm proven wrong, but at this point I think this show is clearly making the prepping community look bad. Does anyone else see it any other way?

Veteran gets prison for possessing explosives

Case Info Dept. of Justice

Miami Zombie! Detroit Kool Aid Killing! Are People Losing It?

By Reginald Kaigler (DEMCAD)
Just how volatile are some people? There was a shooting in Detroit --- over Kool Aid. Yes, you read that correctly. An argument broke out over Kool Aid and two people were wounded with gunshots. Detroit Police confirmed that the fight started over two guys started out arguing over what makes the best Kool Aid.

The two idiots pulled out their guns fired at each other, missed and hit two innocent bystanders. You can't make this stuff up!

In Miami, a young man was so high on synthetic drugs that he run through the streets naked and attacked a homeless man. But he didn't just attack the homeless man. he ate his face off. Literally, the drugged out zombie ate the man's ears, nose, cheeks, forehead skin and almost everything else down to the bone.This happened recently.


In 2009, a Texas woman was arrested after eating your own baby. This woman consumed her infant's brain.

Police: Woman killed her infant, ate part of brain

Now, although these incidents are rare, they should serve as a reminder of what human beings are truly capable of doing to one another. I was watching a video by youtuber Patriot Nurse and she made a number of good points. One which was that it made no sense for preppers to target shoot with their expensive guns if they didn't consistently carry a gun with them.

I'm no marksman, but I carry a full size 45 pistol everyday and I am more than proficient at 15 yards.If you can legally carry a firearm and you don't, it's time to consider a change.

I know that we have 46 million people on food stamps, millions unemployed and millions more leaving the workforce, but are the hard times getting to people? Are people losing it?

Friday, May 25, 2012

Is Facebook Bad For Society?

By Reginald Kaigler (DEMCAD)

I was listening to former investor Ann Barnhardt on Warren Pollock's talk about how Facebook is being used to as a domestic spy network. She argued that Facebook is being used by the government as a self-reporting personal database. Essentially, people are sharing deeply personal information about themselves and therefore possibly making themselves political targets.

She draw a scenario where political dissents could be vanished by the government. She even compared Facebook to the Soviet spy program of yesteryear. Whether you think she's paranoid or not, there is a relationship between Facebook and the NSA. Both the CIA and NSA are using Facebook to gather data.

 The Soviet Union didn't have a highly armed population. There's 300 million people in this country and there's even more guns than people. Logistically, it would have nearly impossible to implement a national wide kidnapping/assassination operation on every political dissent or critic. Maybe the strategy would be to vanish some and the others will remain quiet.

The problem is that when you're dealing with a culture that is desensitized to violent, people may not hesitate to fight back. After all, do you really think people are going to just let strangers grab family and friends when they have the means to fight back? You start that sh!t in this country and the people will come after your ass. They wouldn't care who you are.

I just visited family in Detroit and I can tell you that if some idiot decides to become the neighborhood spy, he or she will have a very short career. The police are afraid to go into certain neighborhoods. Nationwide, there's probably 500,000 law enforcement officers, no more than 3.5 million active duty personnel in the military and somehow they're going to have a martial law/Soviet Union crackdown in America.

What about the millions of veterans in the country? The millions of gun owners? If only a very small percentage resist this, the campaign would likely fail, since it would require a great deal of logistics. And it would be highly unlikely to all of the police and military would want to participate in this. I think it's easy to overlook the normal cops and focus on the assholes who step out of line. But the fact of the matter is that most cops aren't psychos who want to live in Soviet America.

In my opinion, Facebook is just a hub to sell customer information to corporations.

I don't doubt that the NSA collects data from Facebook and I understand why many people don't want to offer their personal data, but I don't think Facebook is going to lead the way to Soviet America. However, I am concerned that America will gradually transform into a fascist state over time. If that happens, it wouldn't be the doing of Facebook, it will be our fault. It will be our failure to stand up for our freedoms.

But Barnhardt hit on something very important about Facebook. She mentioned how 1/3 of divorce filings have some mentioning of Facebook. She derailed the morality bankruptcy on the Facebook culture. So I will ask you this: Is Facebook Bad For Society?

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Criminals Will Rob Anybody at Anytime

By Reginald Kaigler (DEMCAD)
Are you a retired police officer? Maybe you were a police chief? Well, who gives a damn! At least, that's the story in Detroit. Former Detroit Police Department Chief Stanley Knox was robbed at gunpoint while he mowing his lawn. I live 60 miles north in an equally depressed city called Flint, Michigan. Both Flint and Detroit are among the most violent cities in the country. And just so you know, I have a CPL (concealed pistol license) in the state of Michigan and I always carry (whenever legally possible. And yes, I carry while I mow my lawn.

What amazed me about this story is that Knox was unarmed and wearing a gold necklace. Now, I'm not saying that he deserved to get robbed, but he should have been smarter than that. I'm poor and never wear jewelry, but even I'm packing.  This should be a warning for us all, watch your 6 O' clock. Criminals can strike at any time. it's getting so bad that i don't even want to shot my basketball with my .45 ACP. Have you ever tried doing a layup with a 45?

In Fresno, a man was arrested for turning a super soaker toy into a shotgun.I guess we have to be on the lookout for almost anything.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Not All Black Women Are Buying Into The Anti-GUN BS

I can't believe my eyes. Women. hell, black women on TV talking about using guns to defend themselves. Too often, when I hear a black woman talking about guns, it's about how she doesn't like them. But these women showed up for Ladies Night at a Detroit gun range and spoke the truth. 

"if they're going to be the target of an attack, they want to make sure that they have a good aim," reporter explained.

Fox2 featured interviews with the ladies during a "Legally Armed In Detroit" (L.A.I.D.) sponsored FREE Ladies Shooting Day. 

The segment also featured National Rifle Association credentialed Firearms Trainer Rick Ector and a whole lot of common sense. It's good to see some black women arming themselves, because I'm so used to hearing stupid anti-gun talking points from my people. This made my day.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Think Home Security BEFORE SHTF

By Reginald Kaigler (DEMCAD)
I did a video on installing a barricade to re-inforce my back doors. Since many home invasions begin with the front and back doors becoming kicked in, acquiring the tools to reinforce your doors would provide added security during SHTF (Sh!t Hits The Fan). Simply put, you would use high quality screws to hold a Zinc door stop (bracket) on each side of your door. And drop a 2x4 wood board into the brackets. Use a power drill to drill small starter holes into the studs so you don't damage the wood frame of the door (like I did).

Someone on Youtube commented that I should move. If that's what you think, you people don't get it. I would make sure I had this capability in any neighborhood. You think because you're middle class and you can afford to be in a so called "safe" neighborhood that you will be immune to a national SHTF emergency, well you're wrong. Dead wrong.

If there is a world wide financial collapse and the U.S. credit system freezes to the point where businesses must lay off millions, then basic systems could break down. If there are riots in major U.S. cities, the transportation system will break down. if truckers can deliver food and other goods, supplies will run very low. This is when many regular people will get desperate. Imagine what people will do to feed their children. This is why storing food and water (water filter included) is so important.

There are people like this in every city, town and neighborhood. If you have guns, but no food and water, you will become apart of the problem. If you have food and water, but no weapons, you may become a victim. If you have food, water and guns, but you don't know how to operate (and clean) your gun, you may become a victim. I'm not expert by any stretch of the imagination, but I do posses good sense. I still have a lot of weak points in my home, but I'm working on them. Now is the time to start thinking about home security.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Is Facebook' Really Worth That Much Money?

By Reginald Kaigler (DEMCAD)

There's been a lot of talk about Facebook going public and hitting the stock market.

The world's most popular social networking company sold 421.2 million shares at $38 a piece. The total worth of Facebook is about $104 billion, more than, McDonalds and Hewlett-Packard and Cisco.

But all of the companies listed above seem more valuable to me. After all, Cisco, HP and McDonalds actually produces a product that you can hold in your hands. Or at the very lest, offers a service that allows them to sell a physical product. What does Facebook actually make or sell? Nothing, really. Well, to be fair, Facebook does have an asset: the users. Facebook makes money by selling ads on a site that almost everyone under 45 uses. Okay, I'm exaggerating.

But Facebook has 500 million monthly average users.

Ads represented 82% of revenue in the first quarter of 2012. The problem is that this makes Facebook very vulnerable to changes in the economy. If there is a credit freeze or a slow down, advertising budgets will shrink and Facebook's revenue will collapse.

Another issue is the Facebook ads themselves. I almost never click on them or even notice them.  I'm not an expert in stocks, but I imagine that this company is going to have to figure out new ways to generate income. I don't think their ad program is worth all of this cash, but obviously many companies disagree.  I wonder if this is actually transferring into actually sales and how much.

Don't get me wrong, I don't hate Facebook, but I'm curious as to how a company that doesn't actually make anything can be worth this much money.

They make develop their gaming program. maybe Facebook could become a hub for cheap online gaming. But I doubt anyone could honestly say that this price is justified at this point.

What do you think? Is Facebook the next Microsoft or the Dot Com Bubble 2.0?

Facebook stock closes at 38.23, up 0.6 percent
Inside Facebook's money machine
Facebook IPO Makes Zuckerberg Richer Than Google Founders

Europe is a Dead Man Walking

By Reginald Kaigler (DEMCAD)

It's May 18th, 2012. In the last week, Moody's downgraded 16 Spanish bank. The top bank (Santander) and the number two bank (BBVA) dropped by three notches. This is happening in a country with a 24.4% unemployment rate. This 47 million person country has 5.64 million unemployment workers.

Now Greece is facing a new round of elections and there's serious talk of Greece leaving the European Union. Remember, I've been expecting at least two or more countries to exit the union this year. Frankly, I'm surprised it's lasted this long.

Don't expect things to get better any time soon. Germany's finance minister Wolfgang Schaeuble was very frank with France's Europe 1 radio.

"Regarding the crisis of confidence in the euro ... in 12 to 24 months we will see a calming of the financial markets," he warned.

Zerohedge is reporting that Portugal and Ireland are back in the credit red zone. If the banks can't cover loan loses, business activity will froze and the entire economies would suffer.

The reason why I'm concerned about Europe is because their finances are intertwined with America's credit system. Essentially, if people lose confidence in the system, it's weaknesses with no longer be ignored. Ultimately, I don't see this system surviving for much longer. Not on either side of the pond.

German Minister warns

Moody downgrades 16 Spanish Banks
Spanish unemployment hits record 5.64 million

Evidence Shows Zimmerman Was Injury

By Reginald Kaigler (DEMCAD)
It turns out that Zimmerman did have some wounds. And there was a fight (as I suspected). Zimmerman clearly lost the fight according to a witness. But Zimmerman still has the same big problem he had at the beginning. He initiated the conflict. Zimmerman followed a teen who didn't commit a crime in his car at night. Then followed the teen after he was told to stop. Then created a conflict which left the unarmed teen dead. Nobody had to die. This should have been avoided and Zimmerman acted irresponsibly.

Whether you think Zimmerman acted in self defense or is guilty of murder or manslaughter, it is clear that Zimmerman's actions were at least unwise. And if you carry a firearm, you shouldn't be seeking people out for a conflict. You shouldn't be calling 911 when there isn't an emergency or a crime committed.

Maybe Zimmerman stalked the teen and Trayvon freaked out because there was some creepy guy following him and Zimmerman had to shot him in self-defense. Even if that is the case, Zimmerman acted foolishly by stalking the teen. Or maybe Zimmerman said something to the kid and that set him off.

 I don't have a problem with Zimmerman using a gun to stop someone from beating him to death. I have a problem with him stalking a teen that didn't commit a crime and continuing to follow him even after he was told by 911 to stop. The 911 tape is evidence of Zimmerman's bad judgment and if you can't see that, you shouldn't be carrying a gun. Gun owners must be smarter than that. Using good judgment can help you avoid a George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin case. Using good judgment can help prevent anti-gun lunatics from using cases like this against all gun owners.

Question: If Zimmerman followed the kid, started a fight, and lost it, did he have the right to use deadly force?

Cops, Witnesses Back Up George Zimmerman's Version of Trayvon Martin Shooting

Sunday, May 6, 2012

How To Stop Unneccesary Wars

By Reginald Kaigler (DEMCAD)

I ran into an interesting article on zerohedge about preventing unnecessary wars. One simple rule.
"If you start a war, you have to fight. If you cannot fight, then your nearest fit relative has to fight."

Simply put, if this rule was into affect when President George W. Bush spent our soldiers into Iraq, his daughters Jenna and Barbara would have been on the front lines. From a practical standpoint, this rule wouldn't make much sense. The globalist would simply select a President who was too old to fight and didn't have any children. Frankly, the requirements for president are very low. You don't need any business experience, so it's highly likely that if you're the elected candidate, you will have no idea how the economy works. You don't need any military experience, so it's likely that you will not know much about the military.

Frankly, you don't need any real experience or accomplishments to be President of the United Sates, which is why our so called leaders tend to have no real experience and no real accomplishments. Of course, you don't need to be a business person to understand the economy, or be a soldier to understand how a military works, but this experience would definitely help.

As a matter of fact, Congress has failed to balance the budget for years, so it's clear that the requirements for their positions is fairly low as well.

So this proposed rule would not prevent any unnecessary wars. To do so, we the people would have to take control of who gets into the White House to begin with. Here's a clue on how to do that.

1. Stop Supporting Republicans and Democrats
Avoid voting for anyone who has any connection to these disgraceful entities. Very libertarian, vote Green, vote someone who is pro-liberty, pro-justice and supports a stable economic structure.

2. Be Warily of People With No Accomplishments
If I ask you what has this guy/gal done, you should be able to produce three major accomplishments.
i.e. ex-Army medic (honorable discharge after 5 years) with 10 years as a homicide detective in Miami (65% clearance) and 10 years of running a gadget store. Find someone who has done more than just go to law school to learn how to screw us over.

3. Avoid Harvard-Yale-Princeton Lawyers Who Have Never Been in a Real Fight
Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Mitt Romney

But tell me what you think about the "Stop Unnecessary Wars" rule?

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

By Reginald Kaigler (DEMCAD)

The Dow Jones is over 13,000 and the talking heads on television are declaring the U.S. economy to in a recovery. But over 46 million Americans are still depending on food stamps, the weekly jobless claims are starting to decline and unemployment is still stubbornly high despite the Labor Department's attempts to official push millions of unemployed into the non-labor force category. And recently, the factory orders fell off of a cliff in March.

The GDP numbers were obviously a big disappointment. The first quarter of 2012 had an unusally warm season, which made individuals and companies buy specialty items much earlier than usual. This should have really boasted the numbers, but all the labor department could come up with is an anemic 2.2%. Which means there's going to be significantly less growth in the second quarter. Essentially, the purchases that are usually made in the second quarter have already been made for the first.

Factory orders Dropped 1.5% in March
46 Million Americans on Food Stamps
GDP Growth

So it's refreshing to see a clip of someone on CNBC telling it like it is. Boston Properties CEO Mort Zuckerman pulled no punches with his analysis.

"We have the most stimulative fiscal and monetary policy in the history of this country and here we are three years into the recession and it's not ended. I think we may be heading for an even weaker economy this year than people expect." 

He was right about the European economy, too. I especially enjoyed his analogy about the man who jumped out of a 25 story build and yelled, "Nothing's happened yet!"

Right now, I'm focusing on creating secondary income. I want to be as versatile as possible, because I think things are going to get very interesting this year. Don't be surprised when the economy gets worse.