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Sunday, 20 March 2022

Help Yourself to an Abandoned Russian Tank? Why Not?

Filed under: Politics, Self-Defense — Tags: , , , , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 3:05 PM (15:05)

A few days ago, Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty [RFE / RL] re-posted a video clip (“Ukrainian Tractors Versus Russian Armor”) on Facebook and YouTube

So when the hoplophobes and victim disarmers start screeching “u think you should be able 2 own a TANK?!?!?!!!!!!” because you support civilian ownership and carriage of handguns and military-pattern rifles, you can simply point to those Ukrainian farmers making off with abandoned Russian tanks, BMPs, and trucks.

Never mind that in the controlling precedent from American case law that “supports” their “argument,” United States v. Miller, Justice James McReynolds said that the National Firearms Act of 1934 was “Constitutional” because the sawed-off shotgun possessed by Miller didn’t qualify as a “militia weapon” protected by the Second Amendment because it didn’t have “military utility.”

Never mind that the sawed-off shotgun could be said to have “military utility” as it was in military usage by American and ANZAC troops in World War I in the Western Front trenches. Or that many military and law-enforcement agencies have been using short-barrelled shotguns as breaching and entry weapons for close-quarter-battle stuff for the past few decades.

Never mind that the AR-15-pattern and M4-pattern rifles that the hoplophobes and victim disarmers demand that you turn in for pennies on the FRN because they’re “weapons of war” are almost functionally identical to the M-16 / M-4-type rifles used by the U.S. Armed Forces should also be protected by the Second Amendment as per U.S. v. Miller.

Never mind that in the same conflict that spawned the above-embedded video clip, the Zelenskyy Administration is handing out not only AK-pattern rifles and handguns (basically the same sort of rifles and pistols that the above-mentioned hoplophobes and victim disarmers want to take away from you) but also belt-fed machine guns and anti-tank rocket launchers to anyone who can carry them and is willing to use them to shoot at Russian troops.

Side note: I have one simple question for the hoplophobes and victim disarmers who are so bravely cheering on the Ukrainian civilian resistance, yet are so insistent that American civilians voluntarily disarm:

Why is OK for the Ukrainians to carry rifles, pistols, belt-fed machine guns and anti-tank rocket launchers, yet you have all sorts of problems with my owning or carrying my 9mm pistol here in the States?

Actually, I suspect that there are several reasons:

  1. The Ukies are OVER THERE — several thousand miles away, out of sight and mind, with plenty of terrain features, the curvature of the Earth, etc., between them and the local Starbucks, where I, on the other hand, could be right outside that same Starbucks. No chance of them being “triggered” by the sight of armed Ukies.
  2. The Ukrainians are shooting at Russians, who are operating under the aegis of the 21st century Hitler, Vlad Putin. Trump isn’t a ready target for their ragefest, so they have to make do with Putin for the time being.

And it seems, contrary to what the First Drooling Child-Sniffer said in 2020, American private citizens DID own not only cannon but also warships in the 18th and 19th centuries[1].

The power of the sword, say the minority …, is in the hands of Congress. My friends and countrymen, it is not so, for The powers of the sword are in the hands of the yeomanry of America from sixteen to sixty. The militia of these free commonwealths, entitled and accustomed to their arms, when compared with any possible army, must be tremendous and irresistible. Who are the militia? Are they not ourselves? Is it feared, then, that we shall turn our arms each man against his own bosom. Congress has no power to disarm the militia. Their swords and every terrible implement of the soldier are the birthright of Americans.
Tench Coxe, Letter to the Pennsylvania Gazette, 20 February 1788

Still, if you DO decide to get yourself any sort of tracked armored vehicle, have fun changing track segments and road wheels.


  1. American Institute for Economic Research [AIER] — Private Cannon Ownership in Early America by Robert E. Wright. Retrieved Saturday, 19 March 2022.The Washington PostFact Checker ⋅ Analysis: Biden’s false claim that the 2nd Amendment bans cannon ownership by Glenn Kessler. Retrieved Saturday, 19 March 2022.

    PolitiFactJoe Biden’s dubious claim about Revolutionary War cannon ownership by Louis Jacobson. Retrieved Saturday, 19 March 2022.


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Sunday, 19 October 2014

From Russia — “This is . . . the first day of your new life.”

Filed under: Viewing — Tags: , , — mikewb1971 @ 8:26 PM (20:26)

Зто… первый день твоей НОГОЙ жизни.

The text below the embedded video on the YouTube page translates via Google Translate as:

This is . . . the first day of your new life.
What was yesterday, does not matter.
That who you were before, already no one cares.

[H/T Seth Anderson Bailey]

More from Seth’s Facebook post:

“Who you were yesterday doesn’t concern anyone anymore. What do you know about yourself? What are you capable of? The questions may remain without answers, but would you be able to sleep well?”

“To know yourself is to know the limits of your abilities. To hell with limitations! Are you ready to break yourself, every day? Here pain makes you stronger, scars are a daily occurrence. Here you decide to prove something to yourself.”

“This you try to see in each shadow of your enemy, because without an enemy there is no battle, and without a battle there is no victory. But in reality, the main enemy . . . is you, the you from yesterday. Your mission: Track down the enemy, catch up with him, overcome, become better than him and return as a victor. Because tomorrow is the first day of your new life.”


  1. Listening / Viewing – I Hear Black by Overkill

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Thursday, 26 December 2013

Do Svidaniya, Tovarishch Kalashnikov!

Filed under: Philosophy, Politics, Self-Defense, Technology — Tags: , , , — mikewb1971 @ 8:17 PM (20:17)

Rabfak – Kalashnikov (Traditional Version)

How many firearm inventors have had pop music songs written and played in their honor?

Do svidaniya, tovarishch Kalashnikov!

See also this article from American RiflemanFarewell to Mikhail Kalashnikov

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Friday, 22 October 2010

Quote of the Day for 21 October 2010

Filed under: Politics, Quote of the Day — Tags: , — mikewb1971 @ 1:33 AM (01:33)

” … you want to know who owns the People’s Railways? Try travelling on them without a ticket. You will soon find out who owns them.

“It’s not you”

Viktor Suvorov, Inside the Soviet Army


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Sunday, 24 August 2008

Does Condi Need a Boyfriend?

Filed under: Politics — Tags: , , , , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 6:33 PM (18:33)

Recently I was skimming the list of blogs located at the New Mexico Liberty site. At Brigette Russell’s Moralia site, I found a link to a Pravda article [1] that just has to be read – I was laughing so hard that I was in tears.

It seems that, according to Russia’s national blowhard, Vladimir Zhirinovsky, that Condeleeza Rice is making the comments she’s making about the situation between Russia and Georgia (not the American state, but the former Soviet satellite state) because she needs a boyfriend –

“Condoleezza Rice released a coarse anti-Russian statement. This is because she is a single woman who has no children. She loses her reason because of her late single status. Nature takes it all.

“Such women are very rough. They are all workaholics, public workaholics. They can be happy only when they are talked and written about everywhere: ‘Oh, Condoleezza, what a remarkable woman, what a charming Afro-American lady! How well she can play the piano and speak Russian! What a courageous, tough and strong female she is!’

“This is the only way to satisfy her needs of a female. She derives pleasure from it. If she has no man by her side at her age, he will never appear. Even if she had a whole selection of men to choose from she would stay single because her soul and heart have hardened. Like Napoleon, Genghis Khan, Tamerlane, or Alexander the Great of Macedon Ms. Rice needs to fight and release tough public statements in global scale. She needs to be on top of the world.

“Ms. Rice was always interested in Russia. Now she needs to prove that she does have a certain amount of knowledge about Russia. Her goal number one is to observe USA’s interest. If Russia rises, it means that the USA falls down. Europe has united, China is growing speedily and Russia possesses immense power in terms of fuel resources. The US administration cannot do anything about it.

“The USA experiences the crisis of ideological and moral values. Americans try to talk about positive family values, although the actual state of things is disastrous. That is why they need to protect themselves with such public personas as Condoleezza Rice who gains pleasure from political commotions.

“The civilized world needs to think about a decision when single politicians are not allowed to stay in power. This was a common practice in the Soviet political system. The matter of international relations is very subtle and exquisite. One single word or phrase may play an extremely important role in politics. This is not the place, where one can sublimate their personal sexual problems.

“Complex-prone women are especially dangerous. They are like malicious mothers-in-law, women that evoke hatred and irritation with everyone. Everybody tries to part with such women as soon as possible. A mother-in-law is better than a single and childless political persona, though.

“This is really scary. Ms. Rice’s personal complexes affect the entire field of international politics. This is an irritating factor for everyone, especially for the East and the Islamic world. When they look at her, they go mad.

“Condoleezza Rice needs a company of soldiers. She needs to be taken to barracks where she would be satisfied. On the other hand, she can hardly be satisfied because of her age. This is a complex. She needs to return to her university and teach students there. She could also deal with psychological analysis.

“The true reason of Ms. Rice’s attack against Russia is very simple. Condoleezza Rice is a very cruel, offended woman who lacks men’s attention. Releasing such stupid remarks gives her the feeling of being fulfilled. This is the only way for her to attract men’s attention,” Vladimir Zhirinovsky said.

Let’s see – the American armed forces are busy with the Iraq and Afghanistan Occupations, as well as the Hunt for Osama and the Forty Al-Qaeda, stomping out miscellaneous “terrorist” cells on behalf of various governments, and miscellaneous training and humanitarian missions in about a hundred-some countries. The LAST thing that America needs at this point is any military involvement in the Ossetia situation. It’s a good thing that Condi’s power is limited to holding press conferences and uttering sound bites for the cameras – otherwise, her bosses in Washington DC just might have turned to radioactive plasma by now, courtesy of the Strategic Rocket Forces.


  1. You and what army, Condi?
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