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Absence of TCJ

BY Herschel Smith
1 month, 2 weeks ago

As many readers noticed, TCJ was down for a while.  The system has been rebooted, and the web site will be a little snappier for readers (i.e., quicker to load).

It’s been upgraded.  That’s good for readers.  Unfortunately, the hosting is more expensive too.

It would be less expensive (or free) to go with blogspot, typepad or some other hosting service, but frankly I’d shut down before doing that.  I won’t be told what I can and can’t write.

Yes, yes, I know

BY Herschel Smith
11 months, 3 weeks ago

Expired security certificate.  Fixed now.

Jeff Quinn Of Gunblast Passes Away

BY Herschel Smith
1 year, 11 months ago

Jeff was always a delightful man who chose to do things simply, honestly and sometimes with a bit of humor thrown in.  It sounds as if from the video he knew the Lord, and so he’s in a better place now after suffering so much.

I had wondered why we hadn’t seen much of him lately and suspected that he had health problems.  I’ll always remember him saying “And [manufacturer] has made a dandy gun,” explaining the features he liked but also mentioning from time to time that not every gun is for everybody.  But he and I sure shared a love for 1911s.

He was a regular stop for me, and I’ll miss him very much.

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Remus Passes Away

BY Herschel Smith
1 year, 11 months ago

Kenny sent notification that Remus had passed away.

friend of wife July 10, 2020, 6:49 PM

Remus passed away on July 8th. He was diagnosed with cancer 3 weeks prior.

I’m sorry to hear that.  I will miss is prose.

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A Word About Comments

BY Herschel Smith
2 years ago

I’ve said this before, and it’s a shame that I have to recapitulate this ground again.

I will delete all comments trying to foment violence against anyone. It’s illegal, and risky for me to host those comments, even if I don’t know those comments are there. If you want to do that, get your own blog and be man enough to use your real name rather than a nom de guerre over someone else’s blog.

I make no claim to read every comment, or even most comments. But when I do, if I find such comments I will delete or spam them. The alternative is to go back to moderating all comments (ugh!) or simply close down comments.

Please act like you have some sense when you make comments.

New Home For WRSA

BY Herschel Smith
2 years ago

It’s back, much to the chagrin of the controllers.

Western Rifle Shooter’s Association.

WRSA Down

BY Herschel Smith
2 years, 1 month ago

From Gab.

POST #1 WRSA REBOOT CYCLE
1955E 2JUN2020

That Would Be Called An “Indicator”

One of the early goals of all Red revolutions is the seizure or destruction of all information distribution outlets.

There is only one truth to the Communist: that day’s party line.

Woe unto those who do not adhere.

The second iteration of the Western Rifle Shooters Association (WRSA) blog, hosted by WordPress, was nuked today.

While it is a loss, it was a deliberate sacrifice of a player to increase situational awareness.

The Reds are on the move.

The prize is the former United States of America.

The Red cares not about race, except to the extent it can and is used to befog the naive about the Party’s real goals.

WRSA was, first and always, a freedom advocacy site.

It was shot out of the saddle today by an arm of the Communist enemy propaganda machine.

Their attack did not kill WRSA.

Nor did it kill a single one of its followers.

The totalitarian bastards really can’t stop the signal.

Take heart, not just in this tiny skirmish but in the overall struggle to save the West, from WRSA’s final masthead:

“This is only the beginning of the reckoning. This is only the first sip, the first foretaste of a bitter cup which will be proffered to us year by year unless by a supreme recovery of moral health and martial vigour, we arise again and take our stand for freedom as in the olden time.”

― Winston Churchill

Forward.

CA asked me to post this information, but I have no idea and have gotten no information from CA on whether Gab will be the final stop or if there are other plans in the works.

I have a Gab account but haven’t been active on it in a long time.  I might need to start.

WordPress can legally do this, as can Blogspot.  They see themselves as owning an author’s content, and can ban him at any time for reasons they don’t have to explain.

I have WordPress functionality, but I’m not hosted by WordPress.  I’ve done this before, but once again, I plead with all liberty-minded folks who blog on WordPress or Blogspot to get off, now.  Back up your content, move it to a new site, and start up on an independent server where ‘they’ can’t get to you.  Don’t even tell Blogspot or WordPress what you’re doing.  Just do it.

Please.

On “Expertizing”

BY Herschel Smith
2 years, 4 months ago

Posted on behalf of TCJ author WiscoDave.

For a while now Herschel has been letting me know that “anytime you feel like posting you still have access” and “if you feel like posting something, just go ahead because you still have posting privileges.” OK. I’ll admit I’m slow on the uptake. Maybe, just maybe, these were hints… So here we go.

As is our habit, we begin with a quiet recitation of A. Shepard’s Prayer.

In John Gierach’s book “Sex, Death, and Fly Fishing” he uses the term “expertizing.” He defines expertizing thus: “Expertizing means acting like an expert. Not necessarily being an expert, mind you, but acting like one.”

In the book he tells several tales that involve him expertizing. The one that strikes me as most applicable to my point is the one in which he is invited to speak to a group of people involved with fly fishing. As he looks out at the audience, he notes several attendees that are much better at fly fishing than he is.  All are looking at him with rapt attention in anticipation of his great words. They are better, but due to his platform, he is viewed as the expert.

We are living in interesting times (like that has never happened before) and the local, nationwide, and worldwide status is in a state of constant change. In a search for information on the what, where and how of the goings on we can cast a fairly wide net in search of information. Some of what we catch is good eatin’ for the mind. Some of what we catch isn’t. And there also is that occasional boot that doesn’t even fit on the menu. While it is easy to judge good fish/bad fish/boot, information from a website can ofttimes be more difficult to discern.

There are those out there that have given themselves a platform from which to expertize. Others, having come across that platform, then share it on their own platform which can very much increase the size of the original platform. This then leads to more expertizing, and so on.

None of you are stupid. At the least you took a break from watching cat videos to come here for the Captain’s insight. (Unfortunately, you found me here today. Xin Loi). Each of you is capable of looking at the information presented and determining good fish/bad fish/boot. Use that capability when reading what the expertizers are placing on your plate.

John Richardson Back Online

BY Herschel Smith
2 years, 10 months ago

John Richardson.

In the past two days I have registered the domain www.onlygunsandmoney.com and have registered an account with WordPress. I have looked at dozens of WordPress themes. I will be revamping the look and feel of my blog and it will be migrated to WordPress. Where I actually host it is up in the air for the moment. There is nothing like a near tragedy to spur one into action!

Good.  You need to get off of BlogSpot.  Google can take you down at any time.  The point is that you don’t own your content – Google does.

As for WordPress, while I have their formatting used for this website, it isn’t hosted on WordPress.  They could take you down any time too.

This blog could be taken down, and my oldest son could have it back up within a day, running on his own servers if necessary.  I own the content, I own the comments, and if necessary one day, I’ll own the server to run it.

I recommend you do the same John.

John Richardson’s Blog Has Been Banned By Google

BY Herschel Smith
2 years, 11 months ago

His blog, No Lawyers – Only Guns and Money via Gun Free Zone.

According to Uncle (in an email to me), Google accused him of selling guns, which of course is ridiculous.

John seems to think it might be related to his criticism of the NRA.

I don’t claim to know.  I do know that if you’re using BlogSpot (owned by Google), you’re subject to their terms and conditions.  Get off of it.  Back up your content.  Pay another host.  Say goodbye to Google forever.


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