Notes From HPS

BY Herschel Smith
2 years, 5 months ago

David Codrea:

The noncompliance with gun laws pledge was backed up with acts of civil disobedience throughout the afternoon, as various activists “transferred” firearms to one another without going through any government oversight checks. For their part, the Yes on 594 Twitter account has argued that handing off a gun is not a violation, claiming without further clarification when challenged, that “law enforcement agencies have been clear for months: that’s #NotATransfer.” That contention of an exception is not supported by the Ballotpedia description of “the effect of the … measure.”

Because they didn’t plan for disobedience.  They planned for willing sheeple who wouldn’t cause trouble.

Barrett Firearms inks a deal.

KIEV, December 12 (Sputnik) – The Ukrainian state-run defense concern Ukroboronprom said Friday its subsidiary Ukrinmash had signed a deal on small arms delivery with US Barrett Firearms.

“The representatives of company Ukrinmash – the leading exporter of the Ukroboronprom state concern – signed a contract with Barrett Firearms. Weapons will be delivered for the needs of Ukraine’s Security Service and National Guard,” Ukroboronprom said on its website.

Good for Barrett, and good for The Ukraine.  To the minions of the shirtless, metrosexual megalomaniac tyrant Putin, may a .50 round from a Barrett blast open your skulls.

News from Iraq:

Four young Christians were brutally beheaded by ISIS in Iraq for refusing to convert to Islam, according to a British reverend forced to flee the country.

Canon Andrew White, known as the Vicar of Baghdad, told the horrifying story how of the youths, all under 15, were murdered for standing up to the jihadists.

The vicar of the city’s St George’s Church, the only Anglican church in the whole of Iraq, has had to leave the country for Israel amid constant threats on his life by Islamic State.

In a harrowing interview with the Orthodox Christian Network, he said ISIS had killed ‘huge numbers’ of believers in Jesus.

‘Islamic State turned up and said to the children, “you say the words that you will follow Mohammad”’, he said, his voice cracking with emotion.

‘The children, all under 15, four of them, said “no, we love Yesua; we have always loved Yesua; we have always followed Yesua; Yesua has always been with us”.

‘They [ISIS] said, “Say the words.” They [the children] said, “No, we can’t”.

‘They chopped all their heads off. How do you respond to that? You just cry.

Here’s how you respond to that.  You take a rifle and blow a hole through their skulls before they ever invade your home, or if they’re already in your home, you blow a hole in their belly or groin with a 230 grain .45 fat boy.  Any more questions?

Don’t be sheeple.

In 1961, curious about a person’s willingness to obey an authority figure, social psychologist Stanley Milgram began trials on his now-famous experiment. In it, he tested how far a subject would go electrically shocking a stranger (actually an actor faking the pain) simply because they were following orders. Some subjects, Milgram found, would follow directives until the person was dead.

The news: A new Milgram-like experiment published this month in the Journal of Personality has taken this idea to the next step by trying to understand which kinds of people are more or less willing to obey these kinds of orders. What researchers discovered was surprising: Those who are described as “agreeable, conscientious personalities” are more likely to follow orders and deliver electric shocks that they believe can harm innocent people, while “more contrarian, less agreeable personalities” are more likely to refuse to hurt others.

The methodology and findings: For an eight-month period, the researchers interviewed the study participants to gauge their social personality, as well as their personal history and political leanings. When they matched this data to the participants’ behavior during the experiment, a distinct pattern emerged: People who were normally friendly followed orders because they didn’t want to upset others, while those who were described as unfriendly stuck up for themselves.

“The irony is that a personality disposition normally seen as antisocial — disagreeableness — may actually be linked to ‘pro-social’ behavior,'” writes Psychology Today‘s Kenneth Worthy. “This connection seems to arise from a willingness to sacrifice one’s popularity a bit to act in a moral and just way toward other people, animals or the environment at large. Popularity, in the end, may be more a sign of social graces and perhaps a desire to fit in than any kind of moral superiority.”

Another unnecessary rescue story.

Most were out Black Friday shopping or recovering from Thanksgiving feasts on Friday morning. Jason Hodges headed out for a hike. What started out as a leisurely walk through the woods turned into a 13-hour ordeal and rescue mission involving more than a dozen Rabun County volunteers and emergency personnel.

Jason headed to Patterson Gap around 10 a.m. with his father’s dog, Peaches. The avid hiker was visiting his parents at Lake Burton for the holiday and intended to return to his family by lunchtime. He decided to go to the top of the mountain, heading off the trail and down animal paths. After enjoying the vista, he headed back on what he thought was the Appalachian Trail.

The College Park man and his canine friend circled the mountain several times. Then Jason decided to head straight down to find his parked truck, wading through dense thickets of mountain laurel. With no food or water, he and the dog stopped to take a drink from a nearby stream. Nearly three hours had passed.

“Everything just started to look the same,” he said.

It was then that Jason realized the worst — he was lost.

Meredith Hodges received a call that any wife would dread. She said it’s not unusual for her husband to get lost while hiking …

Good grief.  Learn to navigate.  Take maps.  Take a compass.  Know the terrain.  Wear good boots, take a day pack, a parka, a Mylar survival blanket, a knife, a gun, a protein bar, water, 550 cord, a rubberized poncho for a ready-made tent (using the 550 cord and two trekking poles), a high lumen tactical light and fire starter.

It’s so simple.  Don’t be that guy.

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  1. On December 15, 2014 at 12:23 pm, Bobbye said:

    “Those who are described as “agreeable, conscientious personalities” are more likely to follow orders and deliver electric shocks that they believe can harm innocent people, while “more contrarian, less agreeable personalities” are more likely to refuse to hurt others.”
    And yet it is the latter type of person who is most likely to be banned from this and other ‘freedom’ themed blogs. Go figure.

  2. On December 15, 2014 at 3:28 pm, Herschel Smith said:

    And yet it is the latter type of person who is most likely to be banned from this … blog[s].

    Rather odd comment. Are you referring to someone in particular that has been banned from this blog for disagreement? A quick look across the blog shows that there is plenty of disagreement. What people normally get banned for is calling the author names and a few other no-no’s. Each blog owner has his own criteria since it is his own blog.

  3. On December 18, 2014 at 9:51 pm, Pat Hines said:

    I’m rather surprised at your venom towards Putin and praise for an arms supplied to the illegitimate government of Ukraine.

    The Ukraine government is in the throes of being taken over by the US/Federal Reserve and the Rothchild owned EU. This has been deemed suitable punishment for Russia’s blockage of action against Iran and mandated limited action against Syria.

    The Russian Republic, and Putin, are the good guys here, not the Kiev government and it’s Rothschild/EU puppet masters.

  4. On December 18, 2014 at 11:09 pm, Herschel Smith said:

    Hmm … my history tells me that Nikita Khrushchev starved eight million Ukrainians to death, and that until war, they weren’t part of “Russia.” The communists took them by force. So tell me why the Ukrainian government is illegitimate after gaining their (partial) freedom?

    Reference history, please.

  5. On December 18, 2014 at 11:48 pm, Pat Hines said:

    Ukrainians were starved to death on orders from the Bolsheviks, during the time of Stalin, who were controlled by non-Christians, mostly Ashkenazi Jews. About 80-85% of the Bolsheviks were Jewish atheists who hated Christians as a part of their culture. Alexandre Solzenitzen wrote about that extensively, including explaining that the Bolsheviks weren’t Russians.

    Ukraine has traditionally been at least allied with Russia. Orthodox Christianity came through Ukraine first, then spread to Russia and other slavic countries or nations. They’re united by that. They’re also united by the fact that the Ottoman Turks continually sought to invade from across the Black Sea for several centuries.

    The aftermath of the mass murders perpetrated by the anti-Christian Bolsheviks still lingers, that’s certain, but it was not driving things until the flames were fanned by the Rothschild/EU and the US government. These two factions are funding what’s going on there now, paid to have the Jew installed as president, have now installed a US citizen, Natalie Jaresko, who was hastily granted Ukrainian citizenship, that’s a member of that same ethnic group. There’s a rumor, that I haven’t be able to verify as yet, that George Soros is in the wings with regard to the Ukrainian treasury.

    As far as Crimea is concerned, that whole peninsula has been a Russian military base for almost 400 years, it was an autonomous region for some time, only the threat of invasion by the Kiev government brought them to seek shelter with Russia.

    Before you ask, no, I have no relatives from that area, my family has been on the North American continent for over 300 years, my ancestors are from Scotland, Ireland, and Holland.

  6. On December 19, 2014 at 12:12 am, Herschel Smith said:

    Well Pat, you haven’t told me why the Ukrainian government is illegitimate. I would point out that when you say “Orthodox Christianity,” you probably mean “Eastern Orthodox,” which is less than orthodox (by my estimation).

    Regardless of what is going on now, I see no reason to conclude that the gov is illegitimate. I think meddling means far less than you think it does. We could discuss it off line, but I think we tend to give far too much credit for the ability to manipulate. If part of The Ukraine wants to be Russian, let them. Most of them don’t.

    And S.C. and N.C. have a right to succeed from the U.S. too.

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