Sunday, April 23, 2017

Results of Inbreeding.

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Hi  Friends,
     Now here is some really, pure Common Sense to wake you all up!
What father and mother doesn't want their child to succeed in life, grow up to have the best education that they can afford, healthy, moral, clean and bright, and then marry some one from the same Social Strata--Back Ground, we hope and pray.   Why,  because we usually believe that is the best recipe for success and HAPPINESS !  And good, Christian, people seem to have the best lives and the best children, etc., IMHO.   
      And the definition of the term,  Prejudice, is:   "Prejudging without sufficient data."   We,  here, following, is a whole TON of Data, and I really hope that you read, copy and forward the whole story/ facts to all your email friends,  please !     Kissing Cousins are one thing --- but having children with a cousin is dang right DANGEROUS, stupid,  and morally wrong according the KJV Bible !!   You can read about such things close to:  Exodus,  Chapter 20 --- and onward.   


We Americans are NOT mean spirited for taking positive action to keep such, totally ignorant, backward,  misled, demented, people out of our Society, and after you read the Stats,  I am sure that you will agree with me, and the facts.    Now,  the Jews and the Occidentals live by more wholesome, cleaner, Rules and Laws.   Actually,  Christianity is a divine PROTECTION for all those who read and study the KJV Bible.   Would we not want to serve and worship our Father God with the best mental and physical being that we can be ??   And doesn't our Heavenly Father want us to be Happy and Sound ??    How can a Father love his children,  yet promote cousin marriage ?  


Now,  with this information available to most of the Western Civilized World,  how could ANY World Leader invite such soiled human being onto our national shores and communities,  and pollute our Gene pool  ??  ??     And also know that most of them will only tax the hell out of our Welfare, and Care systems !   Obama and Hillary  Clinton, both know these facts,  yet the continued to smuggle in hundreds of THOUSANDS of  these Muslims.    President Trump is a good, smart, and kind, leader, and he knows all this information,  too !   Let us support him, please !   We are so deep in debt, already, so why makes things even worse,  my fellow, Americans ?


Regards,
Tom   Schuckman




RESULTS OF1400 YEARS OF INBREEDING
We asked several Muslims in Saudi Arabia why they marry their first cousins. All of them told us it's to keep the wealth within the family and that the Prophet allows them to do this. There is one town in
Saudi Arabia where there are only TWO last names listed for all its citizens.

This came from a Lockheed employee who has had 3 assignments to Saudi Arabia. Worth the read!

"During the pilot transition program with the KV-107 and C-130 with Lockheed, we found that most Saudi pilot trainees had very limited night vision, even on the brightest of moonlit nights. Their training
retention rate was minimal including maintenance personnel.

Some had dim memories and had to be constantly reminded of things that  were told to them the day before. An American, British or any other western instructor is burned out pretty quick. It actually took Muslim C-130 pilots years before they could fly in the dark safely and then would be reluctant to leave the lights of a city. Ask any Marine, Air Force or Army guy who has been trying to train Iraqis, and especially Afghans.

Islam is not only a religion; it's a way of life all the way around.  Yet another set of revealing facts about Muslim beliefs and traditions and ways of life 1400 years of inbreeding. I found this to be interesting.  Didn't know whether to believe it or not. To research I went to Wikipedia, "Cousin Marriage", and far down in the article "Genetics" it seems there is a lot of truth here. A huge Muslim problem: Inbreeding."

Nikolai Sennels is a Danish psychologist who has done extensive research into a little-known problem in the Muslim world: the disastrous results of Muslim inbreeding brought about by the marriage of first cousins.

This practice, which has been prohibited in the Judeo-Christian tradition since the days of Moses, was sanctioned by Muhammad and has been going on now for 50 generations (1,400 years) in the Muslim world. This practice of inbreeding will never go away in the Muslim world, since Muhammad is the ultimate example and authority on all matters, including marriage.

The massive inbreeding in Muslim culture may well have done virtually irreversible damage to the Muslim gene pool, including extensive damage to its intelligence, sanity, and health. According to Sennels, close to half of all Muslims in the world are inbred. In Pakistan, the numbers approach 70%. Even in England, more than half of Pakistani
immigrants are married to their first cousins, and in Denmark the number of inbred Pakistani immigrants is around 40%. The numbers are equally devastating in other important Muslim countries: 67% in Saudi
Arabia, 64% in Jordan, and Kuwait, 63% in Sudan, 60% in Iraq, and 54% in the United Arab Emirates and Qatar.

According to the BBC, this Pakistani, Muslim-inspired inbreeding is thought to explain the probability that a British Pakistani family is more than 13 times as likely to have children with recessive genetic
disorders. While Pakistanis are responsible for three percent of the births in the UK, they account for 33% of children with genetic birth defects.

The risks of what are called autosomal recessive disorders such as cystic fibrosis, spinal muscular atrophy is 18 times higher, and the risk of death due to malformations is 10 times higher. Other negative
consequences of inbreeding include a 100 percent increase in the risk of stillbirths and a 50% increase in the possibility that a child will die during labor.

Lowered intellectual capacity is another devastating consequence of Muslim marriage patterns. According to Sennels, research shows that children of consanguineous marriages lose 10-16 points off their IQ and that social abilities develop much slower in inbred babies. The risk of having an IQ lower than 70, the official demarcation for being classified as "retarded," increases by an astonishing 400 percent
among children of cousin marriages. (Similar effects were seen in the Paranoiac dynasties in ancient Egypt and in the British royal family, where inbreeding was the norm for a significant period of time.)

In Denmark, non-Western immigrants are more than 300 percent more likely to fail the intelligence test required for entrance into the Danish Army. Sennels says, "The ability to enjoy and produce knowledge
and abstract thinking is simply lower in the Islamic world." He points out that the Arab world translates just 330 books every year, about 20% of what Greece alone does.

In the last 1,200 years of Islam, just 100,000 books have been translated into Arabic, about what Spain does in a single year. Seven out of 10 Turks have never even read a book. Sennels points out the
difficulties this creates for Muslims seeking to succeed in the West. "A lower IQ, together with a religion that denounces critical thinking, surely makes it harder for many Muslims to have success in
our high-tech knowledge societies."  Only nine Muslims have ever won the Nobel Prize, and five of those were for the "Peace Prize." According to Nature magazine, Muslim countries produce just 10 percent of the world average when it comes to scientific research measured by articles per million inhabitants.

In Denmark, Sennels' native country, Muslim children are grossly over represented among children with special needs. One-third of the budget for Danish schools is consumed by special education, and anywhere from 51% to 70% of retarded children with physical handicaps in Copenhagen
have an immigrant background. Learning ability is severely affected as well. Studies indicated that 64% of schoolchildren with Arabic parents
are still illiterate after 10 years in the Danish school system. The immigrant dropout rate in Danish high schools is twice that of the native-born.

Mental illness is also a product. The closer the blood relative, the higher the risk of schizophrenic illness. The increased risk of insanity may explain why more than 40% of patients in Denmark ???s biggest ward for clinically insane criminals have an immigrant
background. The U.S. is not immune. According to Sennels, "One study based on 300,000 Americans shows that the majority of Muslims in the USA have a lower income, are less educated, and have worse jobs than the population as a whole."

Sennels concludes: There is no doubt that the wide spread tradition of first cousin marriages among Muslims has harmed the gene pool among Muslims. Because Muslims' religious beliefs prohibit marrying
non-Muslims and thus prevents them from adding fresh genetic material to their population, the genetic damage done to their gene pool since their prophet allowed first cousin marriages 1,400 years ago are most likely massive. This has produced overwhelming direct and indirect human and societal consequences.

Bottom line: Islam is not simply a benign and morally equivalent alternative to the Judeo-Christian tradition. As Sennels points out, the first and biggest victims of Islam are Muslims. Simple Judeo-Christian compassion for Muslims and a common-sense desire to protect Western civilization from the ravages of Islam dictate a vigorous opposition to the spread of this dark and dangerous religion.  These stark realities must be taken into account when we establish public polices dealing with immigration from Muslim countries and the building of mosques in the U.S.
Let us hope the civilized West and the North Americans wake up before a blind naivete about the reality of Islam destroys what remains of our Judeo-Christian culture and our domestic tranquility.

For those who would like to read more on this subject, google Nikolai Sennels.  There are other academics who have done similar research and
have arrived at similar conclusions.
 

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Ready for Black Outs of the Grid ?

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Hi  Friends,
       You know....  When we were young,  we could take a lot of punishment, hard work, and extremes,  but we would just 'bounce back,' and be ready for more hard work the next day.   Not so with the older folks past age 50 and so !   I used to be a power lifter most of my life, until I had both of my knees replaced with steel and plastic, plus too many accidents with new trucks and motorcycles, not to mention a few helicopter crashes while serving in U.S. Army, in South Vietnam:  68-70.   I was not a clumsy guy,  just in the middle or where the action was !   And I was [past tense] VERY active most of my life,  but a few injuries WILL take the 'slack out of your sails,'  and I know for a fact that I am just so blessed to still be alive after a long, hard, super active life style.   So....  if now days I sit on my butt too much,  please cut me a little slack, boys and girls.
       When I begin writing a story, letter, email, or post on my Blog [great therapy ],  I first "build a foundation" -- or a platform, to jump off from.   I was in college twice, and also studied and read many books on Writing, etc.   I also became a fast reader, and found out that,  believe it or not,  my college English professor said that fast readers actually retain more from their reading !!   Also,  it's the mother in the family that mostly teaches the children to speak --- weather good speech, correct speech -- or bad English.  Go figure,  the mother spends most of the time with her kids.   I believe that day care is NOT the best way to raise a child, at all !!   Yes,  the mother is soooooo  important to the welfare of the child, and how they turn out in life!   One more thing is that a Mother can and should read the Bible to her kids, very early in life.   Now,  you would THINK that they don't understand all that at an early age but you would be wrong !   So,  even if the family is cash poor,  the kids are still getting a better, loving, intellectual and emotion, bring up, and that can make or break them in later life.   Please think about that, dear friends.


As for our American "Power Grid,"  it's a disaster just waiting to happen, and so many people will get hurt, and miss out on quality of life, and many will die way before their time.    And a gas generator is great for working in building houses, construction, welding, etc.,  but you just may now have the gasoline to operate it when you most need it !   And for people like me who use a CPAP machine to breath properly at night....  while sleeping,  not having power/ electricity could very well mean death.    Well,  if I die,  I have the real hope of Heaven and seeing my Lord, Jesus Christ.   But who is going to feed my 2--cats?


OK,  my pizza has just been delivered and paid for, so I ought to eat some of it before it gets cold.


Warm Regards,
Tom  Schuckman
Email:   tschuckman@aol.com 
Disabled Vietnam Veteran: 68-70, also retired from Chrysler: 30.5 years of fun and games !    Ha!


"Jesus is Lord."






Are You Ready Series: Rolling Blackouts



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The U.S. power grid, as it exists today, is dying a slow and miserable death. Experts in the private and public sector are also concerned about the weakness of the grid and suggest we are one major catastrophic event away from a complete meltdown in America.

Historical Cases

The largest blackout that occurred in U.S. history was on August 14, 2003, leaving over 50 million people without power in the Northeast, Midwest and parts of Canada. The blackout’s primary cause was a software bug in the alarm system at a control room of the FirstEnergy Corporation in Ohio. Operators were unaware of the need to re-distribute power after overloaded transmission lines hit unpruned foliage. What would have been a manageable local blackout cascaded into widespread distress on the electric grid.
In 2012, the San Diego Gas & Electric Company shut down, affecting power in Southern California and Arizona. The blackout affected 1.4 million homes and 5 to 6 million people. Flights out of San Diego International Airport were suspended. There were people trapped in elevators, cell phones and land lines went dead making it impossible to call for help. Moreover, gas stations were shut down.
Most recently, the Polar Vortex is threatening rolling blackouts as well due to the heightened demand from utility companies. Operators of the electric grid have urged consumers to conserve power to help overcome a potentially devastating combination of record demand and unexpected supply disruptions, both caused by the extreme cold enveloping much of the country. If voluntary conservation is not followed, then rolling blackouts will occur.
This outdated and aged infrastructure has been in need of a major update for decades; however, instead of investing in a new, more efficient power grid that utilizes renewable power sources (such as solar and wind), regulators instead chose to patch it up to make it work for the time being. This “duct taped” approach is no match for the constant power stream needed to keep population dense areas functioning or for the extreme weather we have experienced over the last decade.

Image via NPR
Our grid is long overdue for investment and upgrades. Begun in the early 1900’s when the power system consisted of large, isolated power plants, our current grid is ill-equipped to serve smaller, innovative solar or wind facilities. The majority of the existing system was built more than 30 years ago and has only received incremental investment since. Today, 70 percent of the lines and large power transformers are more than 25 years old, and we don’t have enough of them in areas of the country with the best new energy resources. (Source)
There is No Official U.S. Power Grid
To begin, our grid is really three interconnected grids: the eastern, western and Texas interconnection, that are each independently owned and operated by different power plants and transmission lines. This privatization can only lead to further issues down the line. In this article, the author writes, “Similarly, while many countries have privatized the distribution sector and introduced some competition between retailers, retail tariffs and other matters such as safety, reliability and customer service have remained under regulatory oversight specific to the electricity industry. (Source)
National Power Grid

How Rolling Blackouts Affect Us

A “rolling blackout” typically occurs due to a weather-related event. However, there are other issues at play that can cause these blackouts to occur. Faulty software, and manmade disasters (i.e., cyber attacks, EMPs) can also cause the grid to go down for a given period of time, as seen in 2003’s grid debacle. This puts stress of the other electrical grids who then compensate for the loss of energy to that existing grid. When these events take place, there is an overwhelming increase of power in homes and commerce to either generate heat, air conditioning or electricity. When this need overwhelms the grid, the utility company intentionally “shuts off the power to an area in order to reduce the load on an electricity generation and grid. The utility company turns it back on, and then shuts the power off in a different area, with outages in any given area typically lasting 60 to 90 minutes, according to the California Energy Commission. This is a last resort measure of utility companies to avoid an even worse situation — a total power blackout.
Rolling blackouts go beyond sitting in the dark at home waiting for the power to come back on. They affect our commerce, our transportation systems and our overall infrastructure. Electric equipment such as automated teller machines (ATMs), credit card processing units and elevators may not work during the power outage. Traffic signals will be down thus causing traffic delays.

What About Renewable Energy?

Although renewable energy such as solar and wind play a part in adding to the grid, the U.S. grid is so old and outdated it can’t handle the influx of wind power and other intermittent renewable resources.
There is an even more pressing problem, according to this article in the New York Times: the grid isn’t big enough. The wind tends to blow strongest in places, such as North and South Dakota, that are far from where people live and use electricity. And no one wants to spend the millions of dollars it would take to put in a new transmission line (not to mention the legal headache of getting all those rights of way). (Source)

Prepare for the Problem

As long as the power grid remains in its current state, we must open our eyes to the reality that rolling blackouts will continue to be a regular part of dealing with disasters. Like all disaster preparedness, there are ways to insulate yourself and prepare your homes and family for the reality of this inconvenient truth.
  1. Follow energy conservation measures to keep the use of electricity as low as possible, which can help power companies avoid imposing rolling blackouts.
  2. Look into alternative power sources to supply your home with power.
  3. Have ways to prepare food off the grid.
  4. Keep your car tank at least half full because gas stations rely on electricity to power their pumps.
  5. Be aware that most medication that requires refrigeration can be kept in a closed refrigerator for several hours without a problem. If unsure, check with your physician or pharmacist.
  6. Know where the manual release lever of your electric garage door opener is located and how to operate it. Garage doors can be heavy, so know that you may need help to lift it.
  7. Keep a key to your house with you if you regularly use the garage as the primary means of entering your home, in case the garage door will not open.
  8. Have money on hand in case stores are not processing credit cards.
Further, take steps to prepare your home and yourself for different events that may cause rolling blackouts.
In the Home
  • Learn out to protect your food supply when the power is out. To be proactive, begin using perishable foods in the freezer and refrigerator to minimize food spoilage. Also, to keep items as cool as possible during rolling black, limit the amount of times the refrigerator or freezer door is opened. If you are concerned that the meat may spoil, preserve it beforehand, by either the canning method or the dehydration method.
  • Freeze soda bottles filled with water and when the rolling blackouts occur, place the frozen soda bottles in the refrigerator to maintain the optimum temperature.
  • Stay indoors and try and keep your body temperature as normal as possible.
  • Close window blinds and curtains to keep the heat out.
  • Keep refrigerator and freezer doors closed to keep your food as fresh as possible.
  • Turn off or disconnect appliances, equipment (like air conditioners) or electronics in use when the power went out. Power may return with momentary “surges” or “spikes” that can damage computers as well as motors in appliances like the air conditioner, refrigerator, washer or furnace.
  • Do not connect a generator to a home’s electrical system. If you use a generator, connect the equipment you want to run directly to the outlets on the generator. Do not run a generator inside a home or garage.
  • Leave on one light so that you’ll know when your power returns.
  • Use the phone for emergencies only. Listen to a portable radio for the latest information.
Maintain Your Core Body Temperature
  • Take steps to remain cool if it is hot outside. Click here for tips on how to stay cool during rolling blackouts. If the power is off for long periods of time, consider getting out of the house. Go to a movie theater, shopping mall or “cooling shelter” that may be open in your community. If you remain at home, move to the lowest level of your home, since cool air falls. Wear lightweight, light-colored clothing.
  • Drink plenty of water, even if you do not feel thirsty.
  • Put on layers of warm clothing if it is cold outside. Never burn charcoal for heating or cooking indoors. Never use your oven as a source of heat. If the power may be out for a prolonged period, plan to go to another location (the home of a relative or friend, or a public facility) that has heat to keep warm.
  • Provide plenty of fresh, cool water for your pets.
  • Eliminate unnecessary travel, especially by car. Traffic signals will stop working during an outage, creating traffic congestion.
The grid’s aging infrastructure, combined with a rise in domestic electricity consumption and extreme weather issues has forced experts to critically examine the status and health of the nation’s electrical systems. Rolling blackouts will no longer be a phenomenon, but a regular occurrence. Thus taking us into third world country living conditions. Welcome to the new America.
 
The Prepper's Blueprint
Tess Pennington is the author of The Prepper’s Blueprint, a comprehensive guide that uses real-life scenarios to help you prepare for any disaster. Because a crisis rarely stops with a triggering event the aftermath can spiral, having the capacity to cripple our normal ways of life. The well-rounded, multi-layered approach outlined in the Blueprint helps you make sense of a wide array of preparedness concepts through easily digestible action items and supply lists.
Tess is also the author of the highly rated Prepper’s Cookbook, which helps you to create a plan for stocking, organizing and maintaining a proper emergency food supply and includes over 300 recipes for nutritious, delicious, life-saving meals. 
Visit her web site at ReadyNutrition.com for an extensive compilation of free information on preparedness, homesteading, and healthy living.

This information has been made available by Ready Nutrition
Originally published January 12th, 2014

A Good Read- Fire Arms.

Tom's Journal. http://tomschuckmanjournal.blogspot.com/ tschuckman@aol.com




Hi  Friends and Readers,
     It is not my intention to scare or frighten people, nor do I wear a tin foil hat, nor am I "Chicken Little," -- and the sky is falling, kind of guy....Ha!   My sole concern is HELPING my fellow Patriots, Disabled Brother Combat Veterans, and good people, educate themselves....  just in case the SHTF, and to "Prep" the body, mind, and SOUL, for the future things and times that WILL come visit us all, some day.    As you all know,  I happily voted for Mr. Trump, and I hope that he lives for a long time, and turns this Country, the USA, around.   But the many evil dark forces are so entrenched, active, and full of pure evil and hate !   So,  there is nothing wrong about prepping, protecting, and learning at least the basics,  dear friends.  
       I even learned some great Info from this longer article and wise considerations !  
       But I am dumb stricken from reading one thing on-line,  but the TV 'News' doesn't even report it,  like 3 major cities that lost power a day or 2 ago !   And today, the gas station pumps would not take my Credit Card, so I had to walk inside to pay cash for my gasoline.     Just another pain in my back side..... LOL.
       Have a good day.


---Tom




Warning: Preppers Don’t Buy A Firearm for Self-Defense Until you Read This…

By Rey – – this is an entry in our non-fiction writing contest.

This article is going to buy me a lot of hate. I know that delving into this topic is controversial and some of my recommendations will go against the established dogma. I will not only make a recommendation, but give you my reasoning behind it. Perhaps I can save some reader a lot of money, hassle and disappointment. Before you continue reading, I want you to make a decision. I want you to visualize yourself killing another human being. Now visualize a loved one bleeding to death in your arms.
Make a choice which one would you prefer. The purpose of a firearm is to kill another being. Yes, I know, you are supposed to say that you are only trying to stop a threat. I know of no better way to stop a threat than to kill it. If you cannot make that decision now, in relative safety, you will not be able to make that decision in an emergency. The most important decision you must make when using a firearm to defend your life is to pull the trigger.
First, why buy a firearm? You are probably considering purchasing your first firearm for the same reason most of us have firearms, personal protection. But personal protection is too broad a term. Let’s narrow this down a bit. Ask yourself, who or what do you need protection from? Who are you trying to protect? Where will you be when you need to use deadly force? These questions, which seem a logical starting point, are seldom asked before choosing a weapon. But, weapons are tools, and tools fit specific needs, so we need to define your specific needs before we can choose the tool.
Will the primary location you will need protection be at home or a place of business? Or perhaps during your commute? Or all of the above? If at home, will you be able to barricade yourself and not move or do you have little ones you need to go get in the middle of the night? If at work, do you stay stationary behind a counter or desk or do you roam your place of business? Are you even allowed to carry a firearm to defend yourself at your job?
You need to create a scenario and play thru all these questions before you decide what firearm to purchase. Do not make the mistake of taking the advice of any “expert”, me included, before you work thru your specific needs.
Now that you have created a scenario and determined the most likely threats, let me give you an example of a typical situation. You live is a fairly safe neighborhood but are concerned with a break in. You have a couple of little ones and their bedrooms are across the house or some distance from the master bedroom. You commute to work on what you consider safe streets and are not allowed to possess a firearm at work. Still, the possibility exists of work place violence and you do not want to become a victim. With this scenario in mind, here are some sensible options. I recommend you purchase them in this order.
First, you would purchase a handgun. I know, I know, most “experts”, including our former VP recommend a shotgun. The shotgun, a wonderful weapon we will get back to, is the wrong tool for your scenario. You need a weapon that you can take with you, down the hall, and open doors, grab kids and return to your bedroom or safe space with. You cannot, without extensive training, employ a shotgun in this scenario. Don’t believe me. Grab a baseball bat and carry it as you would a shotgun. Move from your bedroom to your kid’s rooms. Now open the door, grab a sleeping child and carry him/her back to your bedroom while keeping the “shotgun” oriented towards a potential avenue of approach. Not easy, is it? Now think of trying to do this when first waking up to a breaking window or door with a squirming toddler in tow. Next try it holding a handgun proxy, a banana will do. See the difference? A handgun is better tool for offensive (meaning moving towards a threat) operations than a shotgun. Now think of a carjacking scenario. Take said baseball bat and hide it in your car. Can you access the shotgun from the driver’s seat? Can you carry the “shotgun” from your home to your car every morning along your briefcase, coffee cup, laptop bag and whatever else you carry?
What handgun should you buy? A semi-automatic pistol. I am a fan of Glocks and carry one daily but, you may find another handgun that best fits your hands. Forget revolvers. Yes, a revolver requires less muscle memory to operate than a pistol. But a revolver will give you 6 rounds before needing to be fed again. You are not likely to be carrying extra rounds when you carry your revolver and it takes forever to reload a revolver during a high stress situation. A Glock gives you 17 rounds before needing a reload. It is better to have 17 rounds than 6. But revolvers are dependable you heard said. Sure, so are modern semi-automatics. My Glock goes bang every time I pull the trigger.
Next, let’s talk caliber. Understand that there is no such thing as “stopping power”. A .45 will not blow a hole the size of a watermelon on a human torso or remove extremities. You will probably not stop a threat with a single round. You stop a threat by causing shock and blood loss. Shock is caused by hitting the central nervous system (CNS) and blood loss is caused by the number and size of holes you put on your target and what veins, arteries and internal organs you puncture. A CNS hit requires you hit the spine or brain. You will not, unless you are very lucky or extremely well trained, hit the CNS. What you need is to put as many holes as you can in the torso area to cause as much blood loss as possible as fast as possible. The difference in diameter between a modern 9mm and .45 caliber, and everything in between, is negligible for practical purposes. Yes, I know I am killing sacred cows here but, a modern 9mm jacketed hollow point (JHP), 124 grain Speer gold dot, expands to .62 inches while a 230 grain .45 caliber from the same manufacturer expands to .74 inches. So, a bit over 1/2 an inch hole vs. a bit under ¾ of an inch hole. Big difference, right? Not really when you consider that your intention is to create as much blood loss as possible and the holes are very similar. Much more critical factors are, how well does it fit your hand, how well can you control the firearm while using it, how many rounds before reload and how much will it cost you to train with it.
The best way to know how well a firearm will fit your hand is to hold one. Go to your local gun shop and ask. Believe me, they will be happy to let you handle as many handguns as you wish. Handle the handguns. Try to operate the controls, operate the safety and magazine release. See what fits your hand. Pick a handgun that fits, between 9mm and .45 caliber. Second, consider handling.
Find a range where they rent firearms or a friend that will let you try different calibers. Shoot your preferred firearm and see if it fits you. Only you can decide. Next, consider cost.
A 9mm JHP round costs about 66 cents as of this writing. A .45 caliber round, from the same manufacturer, runs about 98 cents. Significant difference if you plan to train regularly. A 9mm full metal jacket (FMJ) round, what you will normally use for training, runs about 27 cents while a similar .45 from the same manufacturer runs about 48 cents a round. So, you will spend about twice as much to train with a .45 than to train with a 9mm. Things to consider.
Now that you picked your handgun, what next?
Accessories
First, before you even leave the gun shop, buy a holster. A quality holster is a safety device. It covers the trigger while the handgun is not in use preventing negligent discharges. A holster will also allow you to secure your weapon on your body while dealing with events that require both hands such as providing first aid or removing obstacles. Which holster? Start with a Kydex outside the waist band holster. There are many manufacturers, prices and styles but a Kydex holster will secure your weapon, protect it and is easier to re-holster on a Kydex holster vs leather.
Next, I would highly recommend you purchase a gun mounted light. You need to be able to identify your target before you pull the trigger. Firing at a shadow or a silhouette illuminated by ambient light is a recipe for disaster. Get a light. There are many quality choices out there, you just want one that will attach to your weapon and provide both momentary and constant light. You will also do well to pick one that uses standard batteries (AA or AAA) and not some $15 a battery light that requires a special order to get a replacement. A decent light should provide over 100 lumens and cost around $50 retail.
Continuing with accessories, here is one not many people consider, body armor. Bad guys, unlike paper targets, shoot back. You need body armor to survive incoming fire. With the low prices and easy availability today, there is no reason not to buy body armor. Body armor comes in both soft ballistic armor and rigid plates. Both have their place in your bag of tricks but, you will get the best overall protection from rigid plates rated to at least IIIA. In this category you will find two basic options, steel and ceramics. Steel is cheaper, more durable against multiple impacts and weather variances and thinner than ceramics. But, steel is heavier. For at home wear, steel is a better choice. For professional day to day wear, such as security, ceramics are better.
Soft ballistic armor, on the other hand, is much more comfortable, lighter and thinner than rigid plates. Soft ballistic armor is more expensive and, should you get shot, will stop the projectile from penetrating your torso but will do nothing about the impact force from the projectile. In other words, you will get hurt but will not be killed. The photo on the right is a laparoscopy of a police officer’s chest cavity after being shot while wearing soft body armor. The officer recovered but, you can see that the projectile did cause damage to muscle tissue and broke a rib.  Rigid armor does not flex so the impact is better distributed thru your torso reducing the overall impact trauma. I wear steel armor from AR500. Very well priced and excellent protection. No, I don’t work or receive compensation from them, I just like their products.
And on the subject of surviving a firefight, the next accessory is an Individual First Aid Kit (IFAK). The IFAK was developed based on combat experience in Afghanistan and Iraq. Your IFAK should be a pouch attached to your ballistic armor or in an easily accessible location. At a minimum, your IFAK should contain:
  • A tourniquet. There are two available commercially that are worth having, the Combat Application Tourniquet (CAT-T) and the SOF-T. They are both under $50 each and are the premier combat tourniquets. As a minimum go on YouTube and learn how to use them.
  • A Sharpie pen. Used to mark the patient with the time the tourniquet was applied and any other treatment or injuries you want the EMS to find.
  • Clotting gauze. Ideally Celox or QuickClot brand. Clotting gauze contains chemicals that will force clotting and stop medium bleeds.
  • A nasopharyngeal airway. This is a rubber tube that is inserted into a nostril to keep an open airway in case of face trauma. Buy the kit with the lubricant.
  • ARS Needle Decompression Kit. This needle is to resolve a case of tension pneumothorax or collapsed lung. You need to get training in using this needle but it is a critical lifesaving tool.
  • Chest seal. This is for sucking chest wounds. In case of an upper torso bullet hole it will become very difficult for the patient to breath. A chest seal is a piece of plastic that is placed over the bullet wound and it burps air pockets in the chest cavity while providing a seal to permit an inhale.
Last on the accessory list is hearing protection, as a minimum or a suppressor as ideal. If you have never fired a weapon indoors without hearing protection, don’t. It is much louder than you would think. Although under stress you will not hear the shot as badly, it is still deafening and you need your hearing in a combat scenario. Purchase an electronic noise cancelling headset designed for shooting. This way you can still hear before and after the shot. Foam ear plugs will not work, you need electronic muffs. The problem is that this only provides protection for your hearing. What about the little ones? Getting ripped out of bed is bad enough but, once you open fire, it will become traumatic. Imagine trying to fight with a squirming toddler in your hands. That is why I recommend a sound suppressor. Contrary to popular belief sound suppressors are legal in the US. That may not be true in your State, check the local laws. A sound suppressor will not only protect your hearing but your loved one’s as well. These days a good sound suppressor could run you under $400 plus the $200 tax stamp. There are much more expensive suppressors but you don’t need a titanium suppressor rated for full auto fire. A $400 aluminum suppressor works just fine for your needs.
Training
Find a trainer that will teach beyond your basic concealed carry license trainer. Yes, you need to know the legalities behind using your handgun but, you really need to go beyond basic range training. You need situational training. Not just how to fire your weapon and hit targets but how to fight with your weapon. There are many quality trainers in the US. A place like Gunsight Academy or Suarez International will be well worth the expense. Call or write the different training sites. Find out what each class teaches and how many instructors per student. Ask about instructor’s experience in real life situations. You will spend about $500 to $1500 per class and it is worth every penny. The amount of money you save on ammo later by focusing your training vs just shooting steel will make up the cost of the class. This class by no means ends your training. You must continue training on a regular basis. Expect to spend 4-5 hours a month minimum training. Of course, this training is not all range training. You will need to dry fire rehearse scenarios and responses. As an example; start from your bed with a cleared weapon and go thru all the steps needed to secure against different intrusions. Ask yourself, what if? Front door or side door? Window? Then rehearse to those scenarios. Include your family in the rehearsals so they know what is happening and how to respond. Purchase snap caps (inert rounds designed for training) and go thru loading, moving, firing and reloading. You should spend tenfold the time on dry firing than live firing. Live firing is needed for target engagement but dry firing rehearsals are about fighting with your gun.
Take a combat first aid class. You need to learn how to keep someone alive while the paramedics are on their way. A single day class that deals with combat trauma injuries should be sufficient. Do not waste your money on the local Red Cross class. Yes, they are wonderful skills to know if someone chokes on a chicken bone or falls down the stairs but, you are looking for battle field trauma training. Different skill set.
Shotguns
So, what about the shotgun? Ah yes, the shotgun. The shotgun is a defensive weapon. It is the weapon you hold while barricaded behind strong cover and aim towards the door. It is the weapon you get back to after you secure your little ones. If you live in a state where you cannot take a firearm with you (recommend you move) and you have no reason why leave your bedroom, a shotgun should be your first weapon.
With a shotgun, all of the above recommendations apply with a few changes. First, to dispel some myths. No, racking a shotgun will not stop a bad guy. Your shotgun should be loaded with an empty chamber while at home. As soon as you secure your shotgun rake the slide and proceed to your covered position. This covered position should give you line of sight to the door but not be directly in front of the door. Once you arrive to your covered position, aim your shotgun waist high at the locked door and take it off safe. Yes, a shotgun needs to be aimed. In general, a shotgun spreads pellets about an inch per foot. If it is 15 feet to your door, the shot pattern will be a bit larger than a dinner plate. You have to aim. Then dial 911 and wait. It is not your job to go hunting for the bad guy. Let someone else catch those bullets.
What shotgun should you buy? I prefer a Mossberg with the safety on top, easier to take off and return to safe. Something like a Mossberg 930 SPX or the Mossberg SA-20 tactical. You want a full stock. No macho pistol grips, they are terrible to fire. You need a side saddle ammo holder. This provides you with extra rounds for a fast reload. You want a light. Same as with the pistol. And you need a sling to shoulder your weapon in case you need to move with your little ones or provide first aid. Like with the pistol, you will need to go to a gun shop and to the range. Although the basic recommendation is usually the 12 gauge, it may not be right for you. Persons with smaller frames may need to go with a 20 gauge youth model.
Let’s talk about ammunition. On a 12 gauge a #00 buck shell will fire 9 .33 caliber (a bit smaller than the 9mm) pellets from a standard-length shell. 00 buck or #1 buck are both acceptable defensive loads. Do not go for reduced recoil loads outside of training. You want full penetration of your target. While 3 inch shells increase power and recoil without adding any more holes to your target. Stick to 2 ¾ inch shells.
Scenario
You wake up to banging on your front door. You don’t know who is banging but it sounds violent. You and your wife don body armor (you did buy one for her, right?) and you grab your gun, turn on the gun light and proceed down the hallway, with your wife holding on to your body armor with one hand. You arrive at your little one’s room, walk past the door while still covering the possible avenue of approach and your wife grabs the sleeping ones. Once she is pass you she makes physical contact with you and tells you “clear”. You place your strong shoulder against the wall and back up, following your wife, to the reinforced corner in your bedroom, locking the door behind you, that you have selected to defend from. You holster your handgun, grab your shotgun, lock a round in the chamber, take it off safe and aim waist high towards the door. In the meantime, your wife grabs the pre-printed cue card and cell phone, dials 911 and reads the pre-scripted report to the 911 dispatcher. This pre-printed cue card may say something like this:
“My name is _________, I am at 123 willow drive, some town, some state. My call back number is 555-123-4567. Someone is trying to break into my home. I am in the NW bedroom upstairs, behind a locked door with my husband and our two children. We are armed but barricaded in the bedroom. Please send assistance.”
Further Reading

Friday, April 21, 2017

Power Grid Failures Today.

Tom's Journal. http://tomschuckmanjournal.blogspot.com/ tschuckman@aol.com


Foreword in French:




Chers gens et les lecteurs en France :
Bientôt vous aurez à choisir un nouveau Premier Ministre, le chef de votre grand, historique, Pays. J'espère que vous prendre la bonne décision, comme nous l'avons fait, ici en France... L'Amérique ! Nous avons un long chemin à parcourir, le nettoyage de l'ancien président Obama est horrible des erreurs et des crimes contre le peuple américain, mais notre nouveau président Donald Trump est un grand homme de travail dur, avec des généraux très intelligent de l'aider à faire un meilleur pays pour nous. Mais Dieu nous aider, aussi. J'étudie la Bible KJV souvent, et je me rends compte qu'un "gouvernement mondial", sera un jour avaler la Terre entière, d'une poigne de fer. Mais dans le même temps, des pays comme les États-Unis et la France peut faire quelque chose pour rendre notre vie meilleure et garantir nos libertés.
J'espère que vous avez de bonnes personnes éliront que Dame Conservateur qui est en marche pour être votre nouveau chef, et PM.
--Thomas G Schuckman
Email : tschuckman@aol.com










TGIF,  But I am retired anyway....  Ha!
     I didn't hear any of this News about Black Outs, until I read it here !   What a bite in the rear !    But at the same time,  I am not surprised one bit,  now days.   And God help us if our Islamic enemies ever attack us with Nukes or EMP weapons ! !   But...... probably HALF the people in our country think and say that ABORTION, is OK !  The KJV Bible calls it MURDER !   And God WILL punish whole countries who commit these horrible sins,  along with human trafficking,  and the illegal street drug trade, etc.   Our Father will also lay waste to all the heathen and pagan nations, who butcher our Christian brothers and sister world wide !    The Bible says that is a 'done deal'  and soon to come.    Beware.   Seek the Lord, Jesus Christ, now,  while He may still be found.    Remember:   After the Rapture,  the Holy Spirit will be with drawn from the Earth.   Period.  


Now,  Friends,  I was born in the city of Milwaukee,  Wisconsin, but later raised on a beef, hog, and grain, farm, and loved it there.  The hard work only made my shoulders big and strong.   I loved to play foot ball in high school, and had some good friends, and started playing in a musical band... guitar.   And the reason I told you this back ground,  was because out in the country we could just 'take a leak' -- as men behind any tree or bush,   but just think of people in a huge, crowded city living in a high rise, tall, apartment complex.    If the power grid shuts down,  the water also shuts down, and so where are all those city people going to relieve themselves ??    Things could get messy and smelly way up high, etc.   And of course the city crime, rapes, and violence would really flare up, especially at night in the dark.    What would all the goofy,  anti-gun,  Liberals do then ....   Duh ?  
      I went to WalMart today, just to pick up a few things that I needed and bought my first disposable tooth brushes, today !   I plan to try one, tonight.    But the old fashion,  regular toothbrushes are so handy for cleaning many things, and would also be prime barter products to have after the SHTF scenario.   Got to take good care of our teeth !   And also tooth paste, for that matter.
       I remember camping out with my family, my kids, and we always had such a great, but safe, time,  except we always got ate up by the hungry mosquitos !   We usually all traveled in a "Caravan" with at least 5 other, nice, families, with Bible values, and interests, so we sure did have some great fun and relaxation,  and it was funny how we could always pick out the city slickers vs:  the Combat Veterans and farmer back ground folks.   The Vets always had their act together... lol.   But,  somehow, now matter how well we made a written list of things to bring, we always forgot SOME THING !   If we were lucky we could borrow it from the other campers.   But I loved to grill some sirloin steak  and eggs for breakfast, and show off.   Then we could also drink beer mixed with V-8 vegetable juice, so no one would be the wiser.   I figured that we all worked very hard, so why should we skimp on our vacation time.    My Dad told me the same thing.   And working for AMC/  Chrysler, after a number of years, we would get our vacation pay for maybe 5 weeks,  but we only have 4 weeks of vacation time.   But we all started at the bottom, with only one week of vacation.   Got to start some where.
    The work at the auto plant in Kenosha, WI., was very hard,  but with accumulated seniority,  you could bid on a better job as time went on, and at one time, I held the MOST seniority in my department.... and that felt good inside.   Yes,  I thought at some  low points in my life that I would die, early, and NEVER retire,  but I did finally get my 30.5 years in and didn't even know it !  
      So,  I guess I was dumb/ stupid enough to allow a few women to take advantage of me and rip off some of my money,  but  God has still blessed me so far, and I intend to enjoy my life, if I can.    In my mind.... I think I have figured out why God has permitted me to continue to live,  and I think that's is because He still "USES ME" as a "tool" to help share the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and teach people the KJV Bible, and how to claim true Salvation thru the blood of Jesus' ransom  sacrifice on the cross about 2000 years ago.   I also hope to use these last days/ time,  to continue to allow the Holy Spirit to clean up my act, my life, to work harder on my personality flaws, etc.


We wager or guess that most Christians in the world are just average, smart, Bible loving, people.  Sure, some are rich,  but probably most are just average, or poor.   Yet,  our Father in heaven provides for all of us, one way or another.   The Bible tells us not to be lazy or depend on Welfare, or Food Stamps, if we are able to work to support ourselves.     And for those of us who are truly disabled,  it is only right that we receive benefits from the Gov't.   I worked hard ALL MY LIFE, and am now injured in a few places, and walk with a cane.   Do you think I like it this way ???   No !   I have quite a bit of steel, etc., in my knees, and Left lower shank and ankle, and it hurts me to walk, every day of my life.   But God has provided for me, and I am also a generous man.   I am still a Soldier of Christ.   And I just LOVE to teach others some of my many skills and talents.  


I am very thankful for all of my close friends, but they mostly live in different States of America,  but at least we can email and call on the cell phone.   I am happy that my beautiful sister, Linda, also calls me when she visits our Mom, who is still at Rehab, after she broke her hip about 3 weeks ago,  so I get to talk to both of them.   Praise the Lord.


Watch out for the Storms and high Winds this Spring.


Warm Regards,
Thomas G Schuckman
Michigan,  USA.
    




There are major outages happening in three U.S. cities today and we wanted to keep you updated. The follow reports and additional guides may be of benefit to you if you are following this news.
Total Chaos: Cyber Attack Fears As MULTIPLE CITIES HIT With Simultaneous Power Grid Failures: Shockwave Of Delays In San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York
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