Recent Comments on MSB Latest 100 Comments on Modern Survival Blog Silverknight 11/26/2020 at 2:20 AM>> Medical Tyranny Is Surging – Will Get MUCH WORSE Under Harris/BidenAnd that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Revelation 13:17 Silverknight 11/26/2020 at 2:13 AM>> Medical Tyranny Is Surging – Will Get MUCH WORSE Under Harris/BidenThere is very real concern right now that Biden will, through EOs, tell BATF to reclassify AR platforms and AK-47s as NFA items which means a $200 tax PER EACH to own and, by extension, registration at the federal level. Elections have consequences, whether the election was fair or not. Silverknight 11/26/2020 at 2:07 AM>> Medical Tyranny Is Surging – Will Get MUCH WORSE Under Harris/BidenThe Gray Man is the most dangerous. You can't ever be sure of his intentions or if he's working under cover of darkness against the enemy. The Viet Cong would hide in the local populations and carry out guerilla raids at night, then disappear back into the population. Part of the Gray Man philosophy is to blend in and keep "them" (whoever "they" are) from identifying and arresting you. Because, once "they" have physical custody of you, you're done. dbd 11/26/2020 at 1:49 AM>> Have We Met The Threshold Of Tyranny? Or Are We Quite Beyond…How many people is the limit for earth? Is there such a number? If there is, do we set a limit? Or is it our right to breed without regard? NW Gal 11/26/2020 at 1:43 AM>> Have We Met The Threshold Of Tyranny? Or Are We Quite Beyond…We may be closer to the 2nd amendment issue than I thought. On talk radio this morning I heard that Biden's proposed $200 tax on firearms is $200 per firearm and $200 per 10 round magazine, and is an annual tax. They would also require all firearms be entered into a registry. And, it will be a $10,000 fine and/or jail time when it's discovered that someone didn't comply. Onerous restrictions that I don't see many agreeing to, but that law will turn millions of law abiding citizens into lawbreakers. It looks to me like that's part of the plan. And I'm sure the first lawbreakers found will be made an example of so everyone else will fall in line. TeamCoop 11/26/2020 at 1:26 AM>> Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationYes- look up the PCR tests and the creator who is speaking out about it. From what I understand, testing above 35 cycles can provide false positives. The COVID test is processed at 40 cycles. It would not surprise me, after a ‘ vaccine’ or administration is in place, to require the tests be given st 35 or less cycles. I’ve read too many medical articles on this to think that the numbers are anything less than being manipulated. Here in Oregon ‘ they’ changed the methodology for reporting case numbers after realizing it was incorrect. The new way is significantly less of a percentage. Minerjim 11/26/2020 at 1:15 AM>> Have We Met The Threshold Of Tyranny? Or Are We Quite Beyond…Old Lady, IMHO=in my humble opinion. For what worth, IMHO, you and Kula have covered the majority of reasons for people. I'll mention one more- God put in all nature a response to life threatening circumstances a great desire to live as a very basic animal instinct. old lady 11/26/2020 at 1:00 AM>> Turkey Cooking Time Chart – Combined Average Popular BrandsWe did something different this year. I made all the trimmings starting Tues and finished and cooking the Turkey Wed- today. We had pre Thanksgiving dinner. Then we cleaned up and tomorrow- Thanksgiving we can have leftovers which will look just like a regular dinner, and I didn't have to cook all day. I can really enjoy Thanksgiving. I am looking forward to that. It may become our regular thing. old lady 11/26/2020 at 12:50 AM>> Have We Met The Threshold Of Tyranny? Or Are We Quite Beyond…I am going to have to reply or I will be up all night thinking about this. First I don't know what IMHO means so I will just use words. I don't think you can make a blanket statement like that. Maybe some but a lot just want more time with their children or some other loved one. They know they will see them again, but it is hardest of all to leave them. I had one of the most spiritual experiences of my life when I was close to death. My savior let me live and I have been able to help more people and tell people of him. Tricky subject. Food For Thought 11/26/2020 at 12:07 AM>> Have We Met The Threshold Of Tyranny? Or Are We Quite Beyond…I agree. Considering current events, I’ve been tinkering more with my ruger 10/22 (lots of play ammo). I’m having feed issues, specifically with the bx25 mags. I’m thinking it’s the mag not sitting properly. Seen videos on “u”tube about taping mags and replacing the round extractor. Any experience? Thx Uncorruptedtruth.com 11/25/2020 at 11:45 PM>> Deagel Forecast For USA – Population Drops 70% by 2025They have since removed the forecast from their link. SoulSurvivor 11/25/2020 at 11:32 PM>> Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationMyra Maynes - I think some nice rose bushes would look very beautiful under your windows. Or maybe some of those lemon type bushes with those very long thorns. Might even win an award from Better Homes and Gardens for your effort. FinallyOuttaCA 11/25/2020 at 11:07 PM>> Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationPresident Trump pardoned General Flynn today! Also, I may have missed it, but doesn't look like anyone has reported that there was a 4 hour "barn burner" of a PA State Senate hearing on election issues today. youtube.com/watch?v=ohe2dQbNJwM SoulSurvivor 11/25/2020 at 10:53 PM>> How I Got Back To My College Weight And Feeling Best In Decadesthe original Just Saying' - Thanks, I will check it out. He used to have an interest in hunting, fishing, and camping. Been thinking I might try and "lure" him away from his TV with a walk and talk in the woods about the good old days with Pop. We have some funny stories to re-live. Maybe I will point out some wild edibles to him....... he does like to eat ya know. Thanks for your insight. It is very much appreciated. SS. MamaLark 11/25/2020 at 10:25 PM>> Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationRight before we had tomatoes and peppers ready to can salsa, I saved the last commercial salsa container. Now when I open a jar of salsa it goes in the commercial jar freeing up a canning jar. The shape of the commercial container is imminently identifiable. Did the same with salad dressing to start making our own. Everyone recognizes the containers. No extra labeling needed. Lauren 11/25/2020 at 10:24 PM>> Have We Met The Threshold Of Tyranny? Or Are We Quite Beyond…Babylon Bee. MamaLark 11/25/2020 at 10:21 PM>> Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationI am a CPA and an auditor. I suspect the financials of publicly traded companies are overstated based on what passes for accounting principles today. Overseas companies,especially China, more so. A 10% overstated income with an 8% cap rate means a 25% overstated value. In other words, the value of common stocks are likely vastly overstated their actual value. Add to that any anticipated dollar deflation and 30,000 seems irrational. M’Lynn 11/25/2020 at 10:18 PM>> Turkey Cooking Time Chart – Combined Average Popular BrandsIn case anyone runs out of poultry seasoning, this is a copy cat recipe like Bell's Poultry Seasoning. 4 1/2 tsp dried rosemary 4 tsp dried oregano 3 3/4 tsp dried sage 3 1/2 tsp ground dried ginger 3 tsp dried marjoram 2 3/4 tsp dried thyme 3/4 tsp ground black pepper Mix and then add to outside of turkey after rubbing skin with softened butter. Makes about 1/2-cup and really seasons the skin with a great flavor. And if anyone missed the video of the little boy cleaning out the insides of the turkey for his Mom, just imagine his surprise when he reaches in, feels the neck and says, “Mom! It’s a boy turkey!”. 🤣 Dookie! 11/25/2020 at 10:07 PM>> Have We Met The Threshold Of Tyranny? Or Are We Quite Beyond…Southern Hillbilly I hear what you are saying and agree, most people will bitch and moan but not do a damn thing...and most won't even come close to ever being prepared to fight for their Rights, Liberty and Pursuit of Happiness. FUBAR. Lauren 11/25/2020 at 9:44 PM>> Have We Met The Threshold Of Tyranny? Or Are We Quite Beyond…If Trotsky had been willing to be a good little deplorable and let his overlords take the limelight, he might have survived. *sarc* That was apparently Trotsky's mistake--he took the adulation that Stalin believed belonged to him. Lauren 11/25/2020 at 9:31 PM>> Have We Met The Threshold Of Tyranny? Or Are We Quite Beyond…Appreciate it. I watched 2 and 3--talk about evil! That man and Hitler were a perfect match. MamaLark 11/25/2020 at 9:21 PM>> Turkey Cooking Time Chart – Combined Average Popular BrandsHappy Thanksgiving to the MSB family and a special thanks to Ken and his family for all his efforts here. MamaLark 11/25/2020 at 9:19 PM>> Turkey Cooking Time Chart – Combined Average Popular BrandsPrime rib is our traditional Christmas meat. My DH and BIL both worked at finer restaurants during college and usually take charge of that part of the meal. Americans should be so very thankful we have such a wide variety of high quality food at EXTREMELY reasonable prices thanks to the American farmers. MamaLark 11/25/2020 at 9:12 PM>> Turkey Cooking Time Chart – Combined Average Popular BrandsAdd to the above Vegetable tray Pickle tray Cheese tray Scalloped corn And no Pecan Pie this year saving that for Christmas Thanksgiving is my DH favorite holiday but it'll be just the 2 of us. I am making most of the usual dishes but in smaller batches. Finally bought him a turkey fryer. We're doing 2 breasts. One soaked in a traditional spiced brine and one injected cajun. Will vaccuum pack leftovers after saving some for Turkey pot pie Turkey tetrazinni Hot Turkey Mashed Potato sandwiches DJ5280 11/25/2020 at 9:05 PM>> Turkey Cooking Time Chart – Combined Average Popular BrandsWe'll be doing the whole shebang for dinner this year. Can't wait! We still have much to be thankful for this year in our great country. I wish all of you here at MSB a wonderful, healthy, blessed, and Happy Thanksgiving. God bless you all. Romeo Charlie 11/25/2020 at 8:56 PM>> Have We Met The Threshold Of Tyranny? Or Are We Quite Beyond…DJ5280, AMEN! LeAnne 11/25/2020 at 8:34 PM>> Have We Met The Threshold Of Tyranny? Or Are We Quite Beyond…Okay, Lauren, I made a comment with the link to Part 1 that you're looking for--- but it's "Awaiting for approval" Dennis 11/25/2020 at 8:30 PM>> Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationNH Michael, David,rcb....and all y'all here at MSB........ Have a great Thanksgiving Day....we have so much to be grateful and thankful for.....Yes, there appear to be darkness coming our way...that's why we prep and share our journeys....but...that's even more reason to try and wring every ounce of joy from our days along the way...and try to share some of that with those around us......... Love you guys and gals....I give thanks for our time together....it makes for a better day...every day....Thanks for the companionship, the fellowship, and the friendship. Lauren 11/25/2020 at 8:21 PM>> Have We Met The Threshold Of Tyranny? Or Are We Quite Beyond…US. The one I found wouldn't play. I guess I'll go look for another one. Lauren 11/25/2020 at 8:18 PM>> Have We Met The Threshold Of Tyranny? Or Are We Quite Beyond…Or an incinerator. Lauren 11/25/2020 at 8:15 PM>> Have We Met The Threshold Of Tyranny? Or Are We Quite Beyond…There's a lot of "It couldn't get worse" involved in that venting. People complaining, arguing, discussing, because they "know" we're in a bad situation but it couldn't possibly get much worse. This is the US, it could never happen here. Now we're in a situation where it is bad, and rapidly getting worse, but there's still some of that going on. The venting does serve a purpose, however. For some it's not just venting, but working through what they are willing to do and what actions they are willing to take if they are moved to action. LeAnne 11/25/2020 at 8:10 PM>> Have We Met The Threshold Of Tyranny? Or Are We Quite Beyond…On YouTube, I found multiple versions of Part 1. What country are you in? David,rcb 11/25/2020 at 8:04 PM>> Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationHey my friend, hope you feel a little better after all that therapy you’ve been through, hope you and family have a fantastic thanksgiving day. And be sure and keep that therapy going, you gotta be able to shoot a housefly’s eyes off at 100 yards, might come in handy one of these days Lauren 11/25/2020 at 7:58 PM>> Have We Met The Threshold Of Tyranny? Or Are We Quite Beyond…Starve the beast: That should include power, gas and other utilities if possible. Once my brother and his family are gone next year, the only water that will be used in this yard is for the garden, and as little of that as I can get away with and still eat. Power use will be cut to as close to 0 as I can manage, using passive systems when possible. And keep praying. Lauren 11/25/2020 at 7:40 PM>> Have We Met The Threshold Of Tyranny? Or Are We Quite Beyond…Daisy, can you summarize the first piece? The one I found was not available due to "copyright issues in your country." Lauren 11/25/2020 at 7:39 PM>> Have We Met The Threshold Of Tyranny? Or Are We Quite Beyond…And the "fair price" determined completely by the purchaser, with no recourse. Southern Hillbilly 11/25/2020 at 7:35 PM>> Have We Met The Threshold Of Tyranny? Or Are We Quite Beyond…It appears to me the only outcome of all this mess ends with a civil war.if half of our population feels the same then what is the problem. The problem in my opinion is that society has gotten soft. No one wants to stand up for right anymore. I think the tipping point will come when.gov attempts to control our ammunition at that point the people will have enough of our rights trampled on and we will give them our bullets just not the way they had intended. Joe c 11/25/2020 at 7:29 PM>> Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationTomorrow and Friday are vacation days, for me. My plan is some hunt time tomorrow, . So tonight, I want to wish everyone an early Happy Thanksgiving!! May the Lord Bless you with many things to be thankful for. Now. In the past and in your future. May you be able to celebrate time with family and friends, during these troubled and questioned times. Make memories. Share knowledge with those you love. God Be With You. Peace Be With You GB, my MSB fam. JC, Over and out....for a couple Joe c 11/25/2020 at 7:11 PM>> Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationGrandee, Seems you inquired of the brandied peaches, awhile back. I hope you saved the recipe, b/c I lost it. I tried a half pint, the last couple days with some vanilla ice cream. Not bad. They have only set a couple months. I don't like sweet, so the sugar amount might want to be upped for others. Just a natural peach sweetness is what I like. The brandy had a slight bite, at times, but not over bearing. More so the juice, not the peaches themselves. Maybe a few more weeks/months of cure time??? Live and learn and enjoy. KEVIN 11/25/2020 at 7:07 PM>> Turkey Cooking Time Chart – Combined Average Popular Brandsok i gonna do our turkey in a smoker i TRY sometimes i cant the temp just right it can very between 200 and 300 so i keep in longer sometimes i take as much as 12 hours just make sure its well done i once had bad turkey i PAID for it in the largest sense possible i mean putting out both ends at the same time i mean so i am VERY careful with em now Ken in Konnecticut 11/25/2020 at 7:06 PM>> Best Long Guns & Handguns For SHTF – Which? If Only Two of Each…My 9mm - close-range stopping power, .22 revolver - small game hunting, M1 Garand .30-06 - larger game and longer range, AR-15 .556 - suppressive fire/crowd-control. All ammo is very common, easy to find and trade for/with. (Only drawback is I might need a caddy for the Garand and ammo....) Rootbeer 11/25/2020 at 7:01 PM>> Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationFYI funny - Youtube,The United Spot, Thanksgiving is Cancelled. Sorry Ken, sent a link in last message and remembered not supposed to do links. Am not affiliated in any way with it just that it is funny! Stardust 11/25/2020 at 6:59 PM>> Have We Met The Threshold Of Tyranny? Or Are We Quite Beyond…It should have been the toilet. LeAnne 11/25/2020 at 6:34 PM>> Have We Met The Threshold Of Tyranny? Or Are We Quite Beyond…grandee: I've watched 2 of the 3 so far. I'm just taking a break typing-n-eating....and will either finish the series tonight or tomorrow. It's so good! NH Michael 11/25/2020 at 6:33 PM>> Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationLOL Dennis, I wish you were my neighbor 🙂 I also hope you took to heart the idea of developing that spring you and your Grand Kids visited this summer. A nice spring house concealed in the hill might be a sweet place to relax if things get stupid. Maybe a hobbit house for your kids eh? I see two sorts of troubles coming our way. The Python slow squeeze from the "Moderate" Democrats and the Peaceful Protester troubles from the FULLY Tolerant ones. Staying grey *might* keep the Peaceful Protestors out of your area (as they so far like the cities more anyway but... But that slow squeeze has been awfully successful in killing our Constitution and Bill of Rights... Happy Thanksgiving Dennis and all MSB folks, remember those things you CAN be Grateful For. Joe c 11/25/2020 at 6:31 PM>> Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationVeteran, So glad you posted, as I was going to ask how your Nov. 15 elections went a couple days ago. We can only pray that our current Prez. Trump stays in office another 4 yrs. It seems as the overwhelming 'system' is against the US. .We the People grandee 11/25/2020 at 6:28 PM>> Have We Met The Threshold Of Tyranny? Or Are We Quite Beyond…Yes! This is an excellent series. I've seen it many times. Watch what happens to the regular citizen/people as Stalin comes to power. I think it was ZMan who recently made the comparison of America to the Russia 1920s on his blog. Comparing us to Trotsky. He rose with Stalin and Stalin killed him off. Kinda took me aback to think of it that way. We may be doomed. NH Michael 11/25/2020 at 6:27 PM>> Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationWhat? Try again LeAnne message lost grandee 11/25/2020 at 6:20 PM>> Have We Met The Threshold Of Tyranny? Or Are We Quite Beyond…hahaha Focus On The Family back in the day used to say, "If your dog leaves the room, you've gone to far. (raising your voice)" Joe c 11/25/2020 at 6:19 PM>> Have We Met The Threshold Of Tyranny? Or Are We Quite Beyond…This type of tyranny has existed for decades, 100+ years. In the past decade, these short four Trump years, we've seen it multiply, 10 fold. The opposition is scared of Trump. Damned scared. Dems and rhinos alike. As with, hermitUS, We've sat on our thumbs, too long. We've let those that are unjust get the upper hand. The pushing point of the Constitutionalists/Patriots will be to the extreme, unfortunately. We may have already lost. I hope/pray not. It's Us against the world higher elites. US History NEEDS to be home schooled. Hands on trade, craftmanship, needs to be passed on to our future generations. We are losing in the world mind set. We CANNOT let that continue to happen. Stardust 11/25/2020 at 6:16 PM>> Have We Met The Threshold Of Tyranny? Or Are We Quite Beyond…I worked for the gov't for 9 yrs and my first supervisor said the same thing. He said most were stories of their own envy and jealousy and he ignored them, Ken Jorgustin 11/25/2020 at 5:34 PM>> Have We Met The Threshold Of Tyranny? Or Are We Quite Beyond…Don’t you dare smile! Covid will get out! If you must smile keep your mouth closed! Ken Jorgustin 11/25/2020 at 5:31 PM>> Have We Met The Threshold Of Tyranny? Or Are We Quite Beyond…That would be an interesting stat to discover afterwards! Sadly, probably a lot of rats! Arty 11/25/2020 at 5:16 PM>> Have We Met The Threshold Of Tyranny? Or Are We Quite Beyond…I have worked a lot of years as a LEO. It is amazing how things have changed in the last 20 years. You would not believe the appalling level of tattling to the police on every petty thing that goes on anymore. It reminds me of my 5 year old niece running to tattle on every little thing her brother does. Stalin and Hitler would have loved to have anything close to the snitch society that we have today. Seriously, I have zero doubt that there will be thousands of phone calls to the police tomorrow reporting their neighbors Thanksgiving family gatherings. Pecora 11/25/2020 at 5:15 PM>> Have We Met The Threshold Of Tyranny? Or Are We Quite Beyond…To add to that, I’ve been trying to purchase handcrafted items for holiday gifts. I do shop on “it-see” and take it a step further by only purchasing from those in red states. Though I do have to pass up some lovely items made in CA, IL, etc., I feel better knowing that my money is not going to states who do not support freedom. Arty 11/25/2020 at 5:09 PM>> Have We Met The Threshold Of Tyranny? Or Are We Quite Beyond…There is a a quote from Voltaire - "To find out who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize." Whether it's in our own home or the country, I think this quote applies. It's interesting to see all the groups crying that they are oppressed and yet any criticism of them is harshly slapped down. Based on this criteria, Trump certainly didn't rule over anyone outside of the executive branch. And in my home, I certainly know who not to criticize. Stand my Ground 11/25/2020 at 5:04 PM>> Have We Met The Threshold Of Tyranny? Or Are We Quite Beyond…Just in from Calif: “This holiday season, people could be out spreading cheer,” Newsom told the press, “a dangerous and illegal activity that we will crush. If we see any signs of this -- any smiles, any singing, anyone looking like they’re enjoying life at all -- they will be locked away for the protection of others.” OBTW: The Orange County Sheriff’s Department even has a special container labeled, “Newsom’s Holiday Laws,” though it does look suspiciously like a wastepaper basket. River Rat 11/25/2020 at 5:01 PM>> Have We Met The Threshold Of Tyranny? Or Are We Quite Beyond…Well said! SoulSurvivor 11/25/2020 at 4:59 PM>> Have We Met The Threshold Of Tyranny? Or Are We Quite Beyond…Ron - Yes. Well said. They don't want your guns.......... They want you! Arty 11/25/2020 at 4:54 PM>> Have We Met The Threshold Of Tyranny? Or Are We Quite Beyond…LeAnne: There are times when I feel the same frustrations. I look around and ask what we are all waiting for. We know where this has to end. I have studied a lot of military and political history both of the US and around the world. If you look at the history of what will unfortunately be our first civil war, there were a lot of the same feelings that we see now. It wasn't an instantaneous reaction to the election of Lincoln. It was building for years. Jefferson Davis was giving speeches opposing secession a little over a year before Lincoln took office. he had reasons of strategy and timing, but I doubt anyone would call into question his dedication once the secession occurred. Despite states seceding immediately following Lincoln's inauguration, that was not even the start of the war. It took 3 months before the war started at Ft. Sumter. I see a lot of people waiting, and yes, keyboard-venting, but also preparing. I personally think we are in the equivalent of the late 1850's. I think we are past the comparable points of limiting southern expansion that would maintain the balance of power between the North and South. I think we are at or just beyond the point where tariff's were imposed to protect the Northern industry but the South was left to compete with cheap European colonial exports. I don't think we are at the equivalent of Lincoln's election, but certain actions by a Harris Administration could easily be seen as comparable. And then it's just wait for the Ft. Sumter moment, descent into the Irish Troubles or the low level civil war of death squads going back and forth that many countries have seen. But right now is the time to prepare, and yes to-- ^^^click comment link for more...Kulafarmer 11/25/2020 at 4:53 PM>> Have We Met The Threshold Of Tyranny? Or Are We Quite Beyond…Ok, so CoViD is real, ish, yea i know people are and have been sick, personally, i feel it is all very deliberate and orchestrated, or at the very least a case of let no crisis go to waste, these people want us marked, they want everyone subservient, they want us all in fear of government, of eachother, of an invisible boogieman, IMHO, its about control, using a crisis to gain control over everyone and everything Kulafarmer 11/25/2020 at 4:42 PM>> Have We Met The Threshold Of Tyranny? Or Are We Quite Beyond…Yup,, the constitution, or rather bill of rights is addressed to us, not government, the reality, is that government is out of control period, tyrannical, overstepping and soon goose stepping buncha control freaks. Its time for a reversion. Government, OF, FOR AND BY THE PEOPLE. Government serves us, thats they they call them “PUBLIC SERVANTS” these jagazzez forgot that somewhere along the line, its tome to get rid of career polititians and fire anyone who does not understand that the constitution IS the law of the land. Its time for term limits, its time to reduce the footprint if government. I am not, and will not EVER be a socialist, or communist or marxist, people need to grow a pair and start standing up for what OUR COUNTRY REALLY IS, to hell with all these people who thing the USA shouldnt come first, to hell with the people who benefit from our freedoms then spout of their communist garbage. Yea you you freakin AntiFaGs,,,, and bLmgarbage,,,, and anyone who supports you or thinks we need open borders, or continuous wars,,, Kulafarmer 11/25/2020 at 4:32 PM>> Have We Met The Threshold Of Tyranny? Or Are We Quite Beyond…First off, i mean no disrespect,, That said, the reason people put up such a fight against death, IMHO is because they are not at peace with the God of their understanding, nor their own mortality. When its time to go, its time to go JustWaitin' 11/25/2020 at 4:25 PM>> Have We Met The Threshold Of Tyranny? Or Are We Quite Beyond…You mean you still actually believe in 'Polls' ? Eli 11/25/2020 at 4:24 PM>> Have We Met The Threshold Of Tyranny? Or Are We Quite Beyond…I'd start with the basics River Rat. When "they" tell you to be ashamed that you're an American, tell them you're proud to be an American. When "they" tell you to kneel for our flag, stand tall and salute the flag. And when they tell you that America isn't and never was a great nation, tell them where they can go. If they can shame you into being what you're not, then there is no reason to post on this blog. Correct? bb_in_GA 11/25/2020 at 4:19 PM>> Medical Tyranny Is Surging – Will Get MUCH WORSE Under Harris/BidenDepends on where you live. In the Kelo case the SCOTUS decided in 2004 that there is no Federal Constitutional protection from Gov's (at any level) for taking your property and selling it to developers to increase its Tax value (the usual motive). However, more than a few States have taken action since then (including a Constitutional Amendment here in GA as I remember about 2007) to keep the Cities and Counties from doing that. <bb LeAnne 11/25/2020 at 4:16 PM>> Have We Met The Threshold Of Tyranny? Or Are We Quite Beyond…Ision: There's no viable 3rd party that can actually win an election - voting for a 3rd party is a completely wasted vote (unless ALL of the Independents were in agreement as our 36% can override both dem and repub votes). So every time there is an election, us Independents have to decide which crazy-train to get on (because both Dems and Repubs are acting like crazy-trains lately). Neither the Dems nor Repubs realize they look like the crazy-train to us Independents---so they carry on, as usual, focusing all their attention on their own voters---people who are already going to vote for them no matter what....when we're the ones you have to win over to get our vote. Ision 11/25/2020 at 4:02 PM>> Have We Met The Threshold Of Tyranny? Or Are We Quite Beyond…It is always irrationality vs rationality which swing elections. Where is the middle ground between food and poison? Independents just like to avoid being tied to definite political philosophies, just as Agnostics like to escape from Atheism. El cazador 11/25/2020 at 3:58 PM>> Have We Met The Threshold Of Tyranny? Or Are We Quite Beyond…could a good lawyer could file a class action lawsuit over emotional distress imposed on the right by the left. lets call it, oh, lets call it reparations Chipmunk 11/25/2020 at 3:54 PM>> Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationVeteran That is wonderful to hear! I think we are finding out, here in the U.S., that local elections are as important as national elections. Maybe even more important. old lady 11/25/2020 at 3:46 PM>> Have We Met The Threshold Of Tyranny? Or Are We Quite Beyond…I wish there was some way that when a person commits suicide, instead of dying they could give what was left of their life to someone who has cancer or some other deadly disease. Most of those people are trying everything to live one more day and would be most appreciative. River Rat 11/25/2020 at 3:37 PM>> Have We Met The Threshold Of Tyranny? Or Are We Quite Beyond…Agree, Romeo Charlie! For a very long time I tried to convince my husband otherwise; however, we’ve reached the point that the stakes are so high and the ideological differences so vast it’s not really an option to be as forgiving. The things they are voting for are making an absolute personal impact at this point! And, the people I personally know-they are probably more conservative than us-just old school democrats that call the current version of their wacked party “misguided.” I have another one syllable word for it-and them for being so flippant with our precious freedoms! DJ5280 11/25/2020 at 3:30 PM>> Have We Met The Threshold Of Tyranny? Or Are We Quite Beyond…River Rat, there are many ways to "rise up" against this. It doesn't always have to start with bullets flying. Hit them where it hurts. Money. Take away their income. Tax revenues. Corporate taxes (those that still pay them anyway). And like Romeo Charlie says, remember who they are. Not to hate them, but to fight them. I am leaving my office in town to work at home because I know the people there voted for Biden. They voted for socialism. They voted for all of this. For cheating and lying and stealing the election. They voted AGAINST our Constitution, our Republic, and the future of my grandchildren. I truly believe this will be the first time in our republic's history that we do NOT come together after an election. I have no intention of "making nice" with these people. I will 'drift away' from these friendships and I am at peace with this decision. And if anyone supports Hollywood, Netflix, TV, and those VILE actors anymore - you are crazy IMHO. Lol! (But I still love ya). LeAnne 11/25/2020 at 3:29 PM>> Have We Met The Threshold Of Tyranny? Or Are We Quite Beyond…River Rat: Exactly. People seem to want to stay home and type-not-fight and want "other people" to lead the fight. I've noticed that a lot - daily, weekly, for months on end, and I can't quite remember how long I've been coming to this page, but if I went back far enough, probably years on end. No commitment to follow-thru---just typing, typing, more typing about how "people" need to fight back and how they themselves would fight back - details on what they'd do to the other side, gov'ment, tactics, equipment required, etc.- yet not fighting back because there's more typing to do 🙂 I just look at the posts as people keyboard-venting. SoulSurvivor 11/25/2020 at 3:26 PM>> Have We Met The Threshold Of Tyranny? Or Are We Quite Beyond…You have to admit the mask is ineffective against the "covid-19". Ahhh...... but very effective against the "Liberty-21". Come on folks.......give doctor F credit, he is brilliantly evil. Dennis 11/25/2020 at 3:25 PM>> Have We Met The Threshold Of Tyranny? Or Are We Quite Beyond…All this talk about the coming conflict.........sounds as if some therapy is in order........... Stardust 11/25/2020 at 3:19 PM>> Have We Met The Threshold Of Tyranny? Or Are We Quite Beyond…Ken wrote an article "Martial Law: Could It Happen Here?" as a good read. I believe Ken may revisit the subject again. Romeo Charlie 11/25/2020 at 3:16 PM>> Have We Met The Threshold Of Tyranny? Or Are We Quite Beyond…River Rat, I feel your frustration and there are ways to “rise up” without carrying torches in the streets. I will not go into detail but first start by remembering every person (family, friend, neighbor etc.) you know that voted Democrat and every house you saw with a sign saying vote for a Democrat as you must first identify your enemy before you can act. Bluesman 11/25/2020 at 3:14 PM>> Have We Met The Threshold Of Tyranny? Or Are We Quite Beyond…I believe we opened the door to tyranny in our country during Woodrow Wilsons presidency under the direction of Col. House, a very close advisor to the president. The federal reserve, a private banking company and the income tax both became a part of the American landscape. Since that time we have been slowly dying the death of a thousand small cuts.We seem close to being bled out. Romeo Charlie 11/25/2020 at 3:10 PM>> Have We Met The Threshold Of Tyranny? Or Are We Quite Beyond…DS, It would be a shame for the snitch’s house to burn down on Christmas Eve due to “faulty electrical wiring” on their Chinese made Christmas lights. Just a shame. River Rat 11/25/2020 at 3:10 PM>> Have We Met The Threshold Of Tyranny? Or Are We Quite Beyond…So, I agree with everything here, including the desperate need to fight back against this nightmare. My continued question is how? We say “people” need to stand up-but aren’t we the people we are talking about? I don’t mean to be sarcastic in any way, it’s just this is the ongoing conversation in my home. I detest hypocrisy, so it’s hard for me to complain about not rising up if I’m not part of the solution. Just at a loss and feel like we are truly watching it dissolve in front of our eyes. DJ5280 11/25/2020 at 3:08 PM>> Have We Met The Threshold Of Tyranny? Or Are We Quite Beyond…Excellent column here Ken. I'll add my two cents. "PEOPLE HAVE POWER OVER YOU ONLY IF YOU GIVE IT TO THEM." I haven't watched TV in years, not watching/reading much of the internet news cycles anymore either. I refuse to play this game anymore. We still HAVE our freedoms people! We need to say "NO" to these draconian measures they are forcing upon us. I don't go along with it anymore. I ignore everything. Or say "No." Wear a mask in my house? "No.". Wear one while outside? Driving? "No.". In a store? Yes, if that's your rule and I want to go in there. But I don't want to go in your store anymore so I don't. (Stopped Costco shopping weeks ago - they are insane). I do agree it is time to be the 'grey man.' No writing, posting, talking about any of this with others. I've mentioned before here - although others may not agree - that we will "Starve the Beast" if Biden gets in. Only the most absolutely critical spending will take place; mostly local with our own community and the independents at that. We've contacted the Mennonite community here for structural work to be done here on our homestead. A local friend dug our new stock pond with his equipment. Another thing I've seen people talking about is "NO BUY/LOW BUY." Buy used, garage sales, free cycle, etc. Starve the Beast. And last thing: Heard Steve Deace on the radio briefly today calling this election a COUP outright. I think it's time we all do. Egads, I still hope and pray Trump can pull this out. Pray. Hoping God is still merciful to the United States. Mrs. U 11/25/2020 at 3:06 PM>> Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationHello Veteran, good for your city! As far as Trump is concerned I feel the big machine is place and it will not be overturned. Our hope now lies in the USA State of Georgia and the election run off for two Senate seats. There are 2 Senators for each state and the balance of power is on the line. If the Republicans can hold the senate, the insanity of the Left can be stopped, to a point. Oz 11/25/2020 at 2:59 PM>> Medical Tyranny Is Surging – Will Get MUCH WORSE Under Harris/BidenThe Feds have monetized positive Covid results. Follow the money. LeAnne 11/25/2020 at 2:59 PM>> Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationNH Michael: To obtain/retain POWER also requires people typing-not-fighting....lotsa typin' going on...just sayin' Stardust 11/25/2020 at 2:59 PM>> Have We Met The Threshold Of Tyranny? Or Are We Quite Beyond…You think you got it bad, I can't even yell at the TV because my dogs will think I am mad at them and think I will kick the piss out of them! Back in Pa where I used to live, I couldn't yell then either at the TV because my cat would attack all the dogs if I did. Yep, balance in the house is important---so yell outside in your car with the windows rolled up and hard rock music playing! Mrs. U 11/25/2020 at 2:52 PM>> Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationWe are in an accelerated evolution of human kind. We must understand the love sent from the Father if we are going to hold on. JayJay 11/25/2020 at 2:50 PM>> Have We Met The Threshold Of Tyranny? Or Are We Quite Beyond…When I get mad about what is happening in our nation, I step back and remember...all this is written in The BOOK...Revelation. I seriously believe this is the beginning of the end. Stardust 11/25/2020 at 2:50 PM>> Have We Met The Threshold Of Tyranny? Or Are We Quite Beyond…As far as facial recognition software being used against the people, face masks will suddenly become popular. BTW, China uses that software NOW in their cities and why everyone wears masks, pandemic or no pandemic. The people in China don't want to be identified. The freedom loving Chinese did rise up in Tiananmen Square in 1989 and over 10,000 protesters in a peaceful march and anyone watching them in the streets were killed by 300,000 soldiers. I don't think they are "blindly" following their government orders. It is either submit or die with your family. What would we do given those two choices? Something to think about.. Mrs. U 11/25/2020 at 2:47 PM>> Have We Met The Threshold Of Tyranny? Or Are We Quite Beyond…I watch Vice News sometimes. They are mostly lefties, however they also call out, so to speak, the government. Their new series is named While the Rest of Us Die, Secrets of Americas Shadow Government. Many of you may know about the Presidential Emergency Action Documents. What is inside these documents is not even shared with Congress and the secret powers are unknown. What is known is, they CAN override the Constitution. One can speculate martial law, silencing subversives and the press, plus taking anything of your items they wish. The second show was about the Continuity of Government. They spend trillions to protect themselves while the rest of us die. Much changed after 9-11. The plans in place for an attack on the USA were still based on the Cold War. Thus it was a fiasco with Bush 45,000 feet up in Air Force One while Cheney stayed on by choice to run the gov. The heads of government departments as well as mayors of cities were clueless and we all know the chatter on possible attacks were IGNORED. When Trump said in a speech he had the ultimate power, he was speaking of the Presidential Emergency Action Documents. Now the Harris/Biden administration will know what the powers are. NH Michael 11/25/2020 at 2:43 PM>> Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationLeAnne you fail to understand that POWER Requires Submission. That's why Hillary told Sleepy Joe NEVER Concede. And MSN *Still* doesn't declare the presidency. The States Electoral College has too do it's job, AT LEAST this election, as Kamila wants the Electoral College disbanded so the Socialists' have less work to steal the next election. Deep South 11/25/2020 at 2:43 PM>> Have We Met The Threshold Of Tyranny? Or Are We Quite Beyond…TXinEP For those that buy into the snitch market they had best remember "pay back is hell!". This should be taught early and often to minimize such repugnant behavior. Jack Frost 11/25/2020 at 2:40 PM>> Medical Tyranny Is Surging – Will Get MUCH WORSE Under Harris/BidenI agree LeAnne cut a deal with struggling hotels or properties where both parties win. No empty buildings and no full streets. Would work well up North a lot colder here, no incentive to travel these days so more empty hotels. Chipmunk 11/25/2020 at 2:40 PM>> Medical Tyranny Is Surging – Will Get MUCH WORSE Under Harris/BidenI've been noticing signs lately (even at places that require masks) that state you enter the business at your own risk. There's a lawyer involved there somewhere. So Cal Gal 11/25/2020 at 2:36 PM>> Have We Met The Threshold Of Tyranny? Or Are We Quite Beyond…I agree with those here who say we crossed the threshold into tyranny a while back, now it’s just a matter of worsening degrees. We know privacy is long gone. We see censorship increasing daily. We know laws are being selectively enforced. Many of us are in areas where local regulations are being created and enforced without standing. We’ve heard and seen politicians on the left (many self described as liberal, progressive or even socialist) who have already called for making lists and punishing those who they oppose politically. None of this is going the right direction for those of us who cherish liberty, freedom and ourConstitution and Bill of Rights. Chipmunk 11/25/2020 at 2:34 PM>> Medical Tyranny Is Surging – Will Get MUCH WORSE Under Harris/BidenThey didn't cancel that? Eli 11/25/2020 at 2:32 PM>> Have We Met The Threshold Of Tyranny? Or Are We Quite Beyond…The biggest step toward tyranny has already been taken and that is as Ken has pointed out, Medical Tyranny. This website details how Nazi Germany implemented their control of the people: https://fee.org/articles/national-health-care-medicine-in-germany-1918-1945/ "Nazi medicine was implemented by a political-medical complex—on the basis of political health care—a scientific and social philosophy imposed by a totalitarian regime." This country is now controlled by medical fears and the domestic terrorism of the aged and sickly. The media has portrayed a bleak existence if people do not obey the will of the government. Under the guise of mandates our daily lives are scrutinized to an Orwellian extent. But there is much more to this political tyranny than just medicine. Bernie, Kamala and their powerful media friends are making every effort to convince people that they should be ashamed of being an American (especially if you are white). They want you to kneel before the flag and the national anthem because America was never a great country. This effort is the beginning of the end of America and everything it stands for. There are those, even on this blog, who will accept National Socialism. They will kneel when they should stand and they will be ashamed of their heritage because BLM says so. They will do this because they are afraid. Afraid of the virus. Afraid of the government. That is their choice. They are adults not children. But I say to those who would give in to the Left, you better get a good pair of knee pads because you will be using them a lot throughout your life. DaisyK 11/25/2020 at 2:30 PM>> Have We Met The Threshold Of Tyranny? Or Are We Quite Beyond…Ision, 6 thumbs up. Ken would only let me give you one. Dennis 11/25/2020 at 2:26 PM>> Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationWife went to town yesterday.......limit two packs of toilet paper. Went to town today......no toilet paper to be found in any store. A ton of paper face masks though................at least we can cover one end..... SoulSurvivor 11/25/2020 at 2:22 PM>> Have We Met The Threshold Of Tyranny? Or Are We Quite Beyond…"Liberty-21 Virus" - When you catch it.... you don't want a cure. 73 million already infected.