Mohamed’s Clock Hoax Exposed

22 Sep

A teenage Muslim was arrested for bring a “homemade” clock to school. The police suspected it was a hoax bomb. His family claimed racial profiling by the school and police. Turns out it’s likely a hoax setup or scam.

The device went off in a locker and got the school’s attention.  Sketchy.

Exposing the hoax:

I suspected this was a hoax. Those familiar with interrogation know that suspects have “tells.” This is because they know the truth they want to conceal. The truth slips out. In an interview, Mohamed said:

 “I never thought I’d get this far. But since I have gotten this far, I will try my best not just to help me but to help every other kid in the world who has a problem like this.”

This statement is utterly out of place for a kid detained and then released by police. What did he mean “I never thought I’d get this far”?

Did he seriously think he’d be in prison forever? Doubtful. Or did he think his hoax would garner much less attention? That’s the plausible explanation.

Likely, he does feel he’s been discriminated against in the past and that’s sad.

Ahmed’s father, Mohamed Elhassan Mohamed, has been an attention seeker and public supporter of Islam. A resident of the U.S., he regularly runs for president of Sudan and reportedly collects “campaign contributions.” That could be seen as sketchy behavior.

Many looking at the situation speculate that Ahmed’s father wanted to make a political statement by getting his son arrested. There’s possibility of booty too:

1. One site has raised over $10,000 for Ahmed in one day with a goal to reach $100,000.

2.  His dad said he will sue the police and the school district. Two lawsuits. Two anticipated settlements worth hundreds of thousands or millions.

3. Obama invited him to the White House. Punking the President. How cool is that?

4. MIT invited him to their campus and some have pledged to pay Ahmed’s tution.

5. Microsoft sent him A Surface Pro 3, a Microsoft Band, a 3D printer, an Office 365 subscription.

Another noteworthy thing. He was arrested in a NASA T-shirt. He then re-wore the same T-shirt for a MSNBC interview. That reeks of image management. He’s been invited to tour NASA.

I believe all people should be treated equally and fairly. Muslims are people just like you and me. On the other hand, I have no tolerance for falsifications designed to make the police look bad or to con money.

If the father pursues a lawsuit, I hope the police investigate this further. If this is a hoax, it harms all parties involved.



This will restore your faith in humanity. Not.


Spoiled Rich Kid Risks Lives: Claims Diplomatic Immunity

16 Sep

The story:

Spoiled rich kid from Qatar drives his  LaFerrari near 100 mph through a residential area in Beverly Hills, going through stop signs. Then he claims “diplomatic immunity.” When questioned by a reporter, he says he could kill the reporter and get away with it.  He is not arrested by police.

Wowsers. Lucky for this punk he didn’t attempt to pull this sh*T off in Texas. What exactly is the law about the use of a 308 to stop a car endangering children and pedestrians?

Qatar is the richest and fattest country in the world:

most native Qataris, who number only 250,000 in a nation of 1.7 million, and enjoy the benefits of a robust welfare state, went from living modest, tribal lifestyles in the Arabian desert, to living in air-conditioned villas with maids, nannies, gardeners, and cooks.

To get the maids, nannies,  migrants from poorer countries are lured to Qatar with the promise of good jobs,  only to become slaves.

The Qatari royal family is behind the media conglomerate Al Jazeera.


Best Weapons For Long Term Survival

13 Aug

You’ve survived the breakdown of civilization. Most of humanity is gone. What weapons would be best for long-term survival in a hostile and primitive world?

A few survivalists follow the philosophy of Mel Tappan in Survival Guns. His feeling: You can never have too many firearms and too many calibers. A great article on challenges that philosophy. It’s better to have a substantial stock of ammo for a few select calibers.

Makes sense. If you have 5,000 rounds for your 308 Winchester, what’s the point of owning a 30-30? Do you really need a 30-06 too? Not really.

Here are some of the top long term survival weapons:

1) Ruger 10/22. My first choice would be a Ruger 10/22 in 22 LR. The reason: The 22 LR with a well placed shot can kill anything in North America. In a pinch, it can serve effectively as a self defense weapon. It’s an autoloader. This gives you some firepower.

The biggest reason to put the 22LR first on the list is that it allows you to deeply stock your ammo supply. 22LR ammo is much cheaper than centerfire. You can easily squirrel away 5,000 rounds, 10,000 rounds or more.

2) A bolt action 308 Winchester. Why a bolt action? Bolt actions are the most robust rifle action available. They’re serviceable. With a few spare parts, you should be able to keep your bolt action rifle going indefinitely. Theoretically, the barrel will eventually wear out. Realistically, you’ll never fire that many shots through a hunting rifle.

Add a 2-7x adjustable scope on your rifle and you’re good to go. If it fails have a good backup sight. If you want the best compromise between shootable sights and robust sights, install an aperture or peep sight. It will out survive a scope and outshoot traditional iron sights.

3) A defensive semi auto pistol. The Glock would be perfect. So would be the Browning Hi Power. This gives you a weapon for person protection. Stock up on plenty of magazines.

4) Optional. Semi auto “Assault” rifle. If you can afford it, add a semi auto defensive rifle to the mix. If you’re going to stock 5,000 rounds of 308 Winchester, you could go with the 308 as your caliber. Given the cost of most of those rifles, I’d suggest looking at the AK-47 in 7.62 x 39 mm instead. It’s not as great a caliber as the 7.62 NATO but Russian surplus ammo is relatively inexpensive.

The AR-15 is another option. Tappan and many other popular survivalists poo-poo the 5.56 mm caliber. It’s not as powerful as a 7.62 NATO, but ammo is less expensive and weighs much less. If you were ever forced to flee, you could carry much more 5.56 ammo with you.

From my old book, Checklist for Survival by Tony and Jo-Anne Lesce, 100 rounds of 303 British (about the size of 308 Winchester) weighs 7 pounds. 100 rounds of 223 ammo weighs 2 ½ pounds. You can pack more than double and nearly 3 times as much 5.56 ammo as 308 ammo for the same weight.

Charlie Palmer, Author The Prepper Next Door.

Here’s a great article comparing pistol shooters with rifle shooters.

People today just aren’t familiar with nature. This guy wanted to take a “selfie” of himself with a rattlesnake. Little known fact: Rattlesnakes are camera shy. It bit the guy. The rattlesnake bite wasn’t the worst bite put on him that day: The hospital charged him $83,341.25 for the anti-venom.

Going In Debt For Preps; Adobe Flash; In An Instant: Shootout

19 Jul


“I think many people are in denial about being debt, just as they are in denial about the need to prepare.”

There is a great article and discussion over at Apartment Prepper about whether to pay off debt or buy preps.

It sucks when the only thing you’re stockpiling is debt!

My advice: Have two weeks of food on hand. If you live in a bad neighborhood, purchase a firearm for defense and a few boxes of ammo. Install good deadbolts. Have a fire extinguisher, smoke detector, and CO detector. Once you have this, pay off the credit card debt. The interest on credit card debt can eat you alive. Every $1,000 in interest you save down the road can be used to purchase preps.

It’s a cliché, but being in debt is like being a slave. You need to free yourself first.

If you have Adobe Flash, update it ASAP. Better yet, delete it.

A company specializing in computer hacking into other companies was hacked. They were selling spyware to governments, police agencies, and anybody else who wanted to infiltrate your computer and spy on you.
Here’s a look into the strange world of computer hacking.

In An Instant. This is a TV show about survival situations. This episode is about surviving a shootout.

This officer showed incredible composure and presence of mind.

Good lessons:

1) Lock your reinforced doors. The older gentleman wouldn’t have been murdered if he had a door that couldn’t have been easily kicked in.

2) Forget the BS about a handgun being something to fight your way to a rifle. Real shootouts aren’t Doom. The officer had an AR-15 in his trunk. He was behind his trunk. He had his keys. The shootout lasted for minutes. He couldn’t get to his AR-15. The weapon you start a shootout with is the weapon you’ll end the shootout with.

3) Pay attention to your instincts. Why was the guy adjusting his mirror? Why was the guy parked in this spot overlooking the store? When the officer had a bad feeling, he should have listened to his inner voice. Stop and don’t continue on as usual. Let the inner voice register.

4) Shoot and Move: Remembering that saved the officers life. If you’re under fire, get to cover immediately.

5) If you carry a gun professionally, learn to shoot with your weak hand. Luckily bad guy don’t practice this. His fire became ineffective.

6) If you take a prisoner or detain someone, don’t allow them back into an unsecured environment where they could have a weapon. Taken by surprise, the bad guy put his hands up and got out of his car. He had an open container of alcohol. That’s enough reason to cuff him and have him sit down outside. The officer instead let his guard down, because he thought the guy was just sitting in his car drinking. He wanted to let the guy be more comfortable. The officer let him back into the car where he had a gun.

It’s another cliché, but in horror movies, a young guy hears a noise, investigates, and after a bit of tension sees a cat. He relaxes his guard and gets an axe in the head. Just because somebody puts their hands up and appears to comply doesn’t mean the situation is over. Don’t lower your guard prematurely.

A good guide to doing a one handed pushup.

Modern Day Economic Collapse In Greece (& The Bankruptcy of Colt)

7 Jul

Greece is in deep debt. Other countries sharing the Euro are no longer willing to bail it out. Hard working Germans are tired of supporting Greece’s overspending government: “For Germans, economics is still part of moral philosophy

Preppers know all along that cash is king. Stocked up supplies and no personal debt is even better. In Greece, the ATMs are running out of cash and people are limited in how much they can withdraw.

As economies crumble, so does the viability of the digital infrastructure that so much of the world has come to take for granted as the way money moves. The harder an economy is hit, the more valuable cash becomes. But as Greek citizens coming away from ATMs empty-handed can attest, it turns out that money and currency aren’t the same thing.

A poster to this blog says it all:
“There is nothing to love when you cannot access your bank account and your survival depends on the cash you have. Right now it is only about survival.”

There’s not much to say. Readers of this blog and preppers know we can’t always rely on modern banking systems. Stock supplies. Food in particular. Keep cash on hand.

It’s not much more than political theater, but as citizens of Greece vote “yes” or “no” to adopting more “austerity measures,” reality votes you can’t spend what you don’t have and you can’t live above your means.

The vote was no.

The Greek economy is in free fall and the banks – without further liquidity assistance from the ECB – will collapse.


Colt is bankrupt.

Not surprising. When was the last time you purchased a Colt firearm? Colt 1911s are great, but so are Springfield Armory 45 automatics. Colt AR-15s are nice, but so are Armalite ones. As nice as the 45 Colt Single Action Army is, if you’re in the market for a single action revolver to actually shoot, Rugers are a better choice.

The 357 Python and 22 LR Diamondback revolvers are the best in the world. Count yourself lucky if you own one. If you’re like most shooters, money doesn’t grow on trees (and isn’t handed out by Germans). We go with Smith & Wessons or even the Taurus.

As Colt’s best became more and more expensive, they moved them to “special” status and charged even more. I passed on SSAs at $400. Three times that? Forget about it.

What about the classic Woodsman 22? Not even available, but still inferior to a simple Ruger standard pistol for less money. The stub nose Detective 38 special? People with CCWs carry autoloaders today.

If it hadn’t been for government contracts, Colt would have been bankrupt years ago. Don’t worry though. I’m sure a Chinese company can buy them out and re-introduce a new line of Colts with MIM parts.

Do you have any Colts in your collection? I don’t anymore. If you could only own one Colt firearm, what would they be? The three I’d like the most: a 22 LR Diamondback, a Colt Combat Commander in 45 ACP, and a Detective Special. Those were my favorite Colts back in the day.


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