Friday, January 31, 2014

For those donating on PayPal

I don't get the chance to thank you, as all paypal gives me is your name, and the amount of the donation. A few of you out there have given this way, and I wanted to let you know how much I appreciate EVERY donation. My wife and I feel truly blessed to be a part of such a giving community of Patriots. Thank you. III to III

Steven Vanderhoff

How to train to observe. Or, "Long range planning"


Observation Training

Since most of a sniper's time is spent on reconnaissance missions observing the enemy, his observational skills have to be flawless. USMC Scout Sniper School has developed some unique "games" to hone student snipers' ability to look at things critically. This section details the games used to teach advanced observational skills.

Army Ranger Sniper details one training exercise called the KIMS game:

...they would put different objects on the table: a bullet, a paper clip, a bottle top, a pen, a piece of paper with something written on it -- 10 to 20 items. You'd gather around and they'd give you, say, a minute to look at everything. Then you'd have to go back to your table and describe what you saw. You weren't allowed to say "paper clip" or "bullet," you'd have to say, like, "silver, metal wire, bent in two oval shapes." They want the Intel guys making the decision [about] what you actually saw.

The KIMS game that Army Ranger Sniper describes is played repeatedly throughout the two-month course. As time goes by, students are given more objects to look at and less time to look at them. To add to the challenge, the time between seeing the objects and reporting what they saw gets longer as the course goes on. By the end, they may see 25 objects in the morning, train all day, and then at night be asked to write down descriptions of all the things they saw.

Another observation game happens in the field with a sniper scope. According to Army Ranger Sniper:

What they would usually do was hide things in a field, and you would just line up and have a certain amount of time to find them. There might be the tip of a pen hanging up out of the grass. You'd just have to look at every area in that field, you know, put your scope on it and just stare at it for a couple minutes, and move it over, stare at the next spot for a couple minutes. Basically, after a while, you do get really good where you can just pick these things out easy. You'd just look for things in the field that didn't add up.

Snipers' observational skills tie into their main mission: reconnaissance. Such intense observational practice rewires a person's brain. Army Ranger Sniper explains, "Even just driving down the road now I see weird little things on the side of the road that a lot of people wouldn't really notice."

Friday's Tips, Tricks, and Tools

Today is a twofer:

First, from my own experience, here's a tip. Trust the III percent community. We are indeed a potent force to be reckoned with, and I am completely confident that the DIC has no chance to stop us. And God bless each and every one of you!

And the second tip comes from The Pirates Republic, some good information when what we all know is coming gets here:

Ten Principles of Survival

  1. ANTICIPATE: Those who assume that things will not change or that nothing can go wrong wind up being victims. Those who do “what if analysis” on potential hazards and trends are ready to survive. While those who say, “This can’t be happening!” are still in denial, the survivor is ready or has already acted.
  2. BE AWARE: The military calls this “Situation Awareness” or a “big picture” level this means being aware of the national economic, political, and environmental situation and the developments in your communities and at your employment. What are the trends? What are the developing hazards, shortages, and threats? On a more immediate level you must develop the habit of observing and analyzing things around you and ahead of you. No texting, no cell phone use, no daydreaming. Who are those people coming towards me? Do I smell smoke?
  3. BE HERE NOW: This sound obvious, but think about it. When we are on the phone, reading, texting are playing a game we are there not here. We tune out what’s going on around us. This is okay in a safe environment, but never in an “at risk” situation. A survival situation requires being 100% at this time and at this place. Any distractions or thoughts about how nice it would be to not be in this place at this time will only make the situation worse and survival less likely. Focus!
  4. STAY CALM: Easier said than done. If you have followed the first three principles your reactions are going to be automatic and appropriate. Once you have escaped the immediate (assault, shots, fire, etc.) threat. Take some slow deep breaths. Gather your thoughts and follow the next six guides. Remember your calm (or apparent calm) will help others follow your lead.
  5. EVALUATE: Think about where the situation is going and what your options are. Evaluate the risks if you do nothing versus various actions. Consider your own level of health, knowledge and resources. Will you have help or are you on your own?
  6. DO THE NEXT RIGHT THING: Sometime you can let the enormity of the situation panic you into inappropriate actions or into giving up. You eat the elephant one bite at a time. Once you know what must be done to survive focus just on how to take “step #1.” Don’t think too much about the other one thousand steps ahead.
  7. TAKE CONTROL: Happen to the situation instead of letting it happen to you. This is what we all must do now as we face the so-called EOTWAWKI situation and what we must be ready to do immediately when bad things happen. You need to own the situation. You should own the future not fear it. That’s the difference between survivors and victims.
  8. HAVE WHAT YOU NEED: That sounds simple, but it requires careful anticipation and awareness to have the right stuff where and when you need it. For example: having lots of food and firearms is not what you need when you have a house fire. You need good fire extinguishers now! Having a full NBC suit and mask at home will not help in the more likely situation of smoke or biological hazards encountered on the streets. Its not what you have, its what you have with you. Prioritizing and acquiring skills, supplies and equipment based on personal and realistic expectations rather than popular media scenarios is critical.
  9. USE WHAT YOU HAVE: The accumulation of stuff alone will not assure survival. You have to know how to use it and then use it effectively. You will also be faced with situations where you need to improvise and scavenge. Junk and scraps can be made into needed items. Nature provides food, shelter, fuel and other necessities when we do not have other options. Survival training greatly increases you options and capabilities with and without stuff.
  10. DO WHAT IS NECESSARY: That may sound obvious, but it is often the failure to do what was required that resulted in death. Civilized living has programmed us to adopt habits, fears and reactions that are counter to survival necessity. Will we plunge our hand into an open wound to pinch off an artery? Will we hesitate to pull the trigger on an armed assailant? Will we be too shy to strip off cold wet clothing? Will we trash or abandon expensive equipment in order to escape? Pride, fear, revulsion, fatigue, pain and false values are mental states that can result in bad decisions. This is not to say that morality, loyalty, and compassion are to be abandon. If you have abandoned those you have not truly survived

That’s my ten, but of course there has to be one more. The 11th is NEVER GIVE UP. Having advocated preparedness and expanded self-reliance for over 40-years, I guess I got that one. Remember, “survival” is not about you. You survive for your mission and for what you do for others.

Some good and somewhat sobering points to ponder...

Amazingly accurate analysis of The Left:

This is a comment made by a reader calling himself lakeworthcane over at RedState. The article is about one Mark Murray, an NBC brown noser, comparing obama to the war hero he used as an audience prop, Sgt. First Class Cory Remsburg:

They're locked up so tightly in their own insipidly vacuous, sanctimonious little worlds, where they reign supreme over reality itself, that they're mentally and emotionally crippled: incapable of even acknowledging, let alone comprehending, the thoughts and experiences of others, God as greater than themselves, or any environment in which all that happens, and all that exists, isn't all about, doesn't revolve around, and doesn't exist to serve them.
These people have made me sick to my stomach since I was a teenager, listening to them frothily "protesting" against whatever they could for no other reason than to revel in their own self-ingratiating melodrama. From the outset I sensed that they were phonies; they didn't care about war, peace, civil rights, equality, or the environment. They were always about exploiting morality to elevate themselves to the authoritarian roles in open society that they had enjoyed as the spoiled children of privileged upper-middle and upper-class families.
I have wondered if they are not the predictable result of their parents' prosperity: an entire population of people who've learned that all of reality should sacrifice for their benefit, enrichment, security, and pleasure.
The left is pleased with itself for electing Barack Obama; and he, with his cheap, sneering contempt for all who are not like him, dutifully reflects their self-glorification back at them. He is precisely the president we might've expected the American political left to produce: a personified medal of honor to reward itself for its own omniscient greatness.

That there is almost poetry!

The Rise and Fall of the Obama Empire

The empire simply became too big; the ruling parties could not logistically sustain a system of government that had become increasingly tyrannical throughout its history. It could no longer effectively manage the endless campaign to push Roman ideals on the rest of the world.

In-fighting among the various governing bodies led to incompetency in government, which led to its people’s mistrust of the government they had come to depend on. This, along with Rome’s increasing problems of protecting its wide borders led to its downfall.

Its people had lost their sense of self-reliance by becoming increasingly dependent on a ruling party that simply couldn’t afford to take care of everyone. Their defenses began to crumble and one by one, the Roman Empire slowly began to dissolve. (source)

Oops, my bad. They were discussing the ROMAN Empire!

But I gotta say, this sounds eerily familiar. An emperor trying to micromanage an area as large as These United States just doesn't work. That's the whole purpose of states, counties, cities, communities. Management at a manageable level.

When a man 1000 miles away in an area with different weather effects, political views, social background and status, tries to tell me what I'm required to do, how much I'm required to pay, and how I have to believe and think, there's a problem. And it ain't with me.

We are supposed to have elected representatives who will say what we the people want them to say, vote how we want them to vote, and look out for our interests. Not cushy job millionaires managing our lives to benefit them.

I've recently heard of a million-man-march kind of thing called Operation American Spring. Its a large scale version of a hypothetical situation where one man walks to DC, gaining support along the way, to confront the government.

But have you noticed, like in the above excerpt, how history tends to repeat for those who don't learn from the past? I don't believe one man would make it to DC. Either arrested as a traitor and 'disappeared', or outright killed by 'an accident' along the way.

I don't think a peaceful sit in of DC is going to work either. The rulers look out over the sheeple and laugh at their bahhing, perhaps, but no real change.

I honestly believe we are approaching armed revolt. And it scares the shit out of me. To many good people on either side will feel the loss of war. But I also believe there is no other option. Obama will never step down, Pelosi, Reid, Boner, Holder, none of these will ever give up their power and slip quietly into history as the failures they are. If they are not forced out, they will never opt out. We could try to vote them out, but they run the vote counts. There are a lot more dead democrats out there than their are living republicans and Tea Party voters put together.

And I'd rather be a dead Patriot, than a live follower of the evil that has usurped our Capital.

Molon Labe, III to III

Seems I'm always the last to know

I came across this following a comment to a comment on a site that sends me headlines about what other people have posted:

TO: Patriots (black, white, red, yellow, brown, male, female, civilian, military, truckers, bikers, militias, veterans, old, young, every American that loves freedom and liberty)
Restoration of Constitutional government, rule of law, freedom, liberty "of the people, for the people, by the people" from despotic and tyrannical federal leadership.
Millions of Americans will participate.
American veterans and patriots are energized to end the tyranny, lawlessness, and shredding of the US Constitution.
Government is not the target, it is sound; corrupt and criminal leadership must be removed.
Those in power will not hesitate to use force against unarmed, peaceful patriots exercising their constitutional rights.
Patriots may be killed, wounded, incarcerated.
There is no hope given today’s technology of secrecy for the effort nor do we want it secret.

Concept of Operations:
Phase 1 - Field millions, as many as ten million, patriots who will assemble in a peaceful, non-violent, physically unarmed (Spiritually/Constitutionally armed), display of unswerving loyalty to the US Constitution and against the incumbent government leadership, in Washington, D.C., with the mission to bring down the existing leadership. Go full-bore, no looking back, steadfast in the mission.


Any thoughts on this? I'm just seeing it for the first time. Anyone know how serious this is? Or what kind of logistics anyone is working on?

Update: I just got through looking up 128th Pennsylvania Frontiersmen as a result of a donation from that group to my 'cause'. They have an interesting post there concerning Operation American Spring that goes exactly to my way of thinking! You can check it out HERE.

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We'll be right back after this break.....

My bad

Okay, I didn't post much today. Or for the last few days for that matter. I've been a bit down lately.

So what did I do? I called on the III.

And what did THEY do. They came through!

I promise I will get back to posting my drivel, and strive to make those who inspired me proud of my meager efforts. But one thing I have to say before I get back to business as usual:


In any way, in any situation, ANY time a III percenter needs me, call. And I meant it when I vowed to put away money from EVERY paycheck I get from here until obama takes it all. Tomorrow, I am going to my bank and set up a new savings account. I WILL put in no less than $5.00 per payday - 10.00 a month. Its not much, but if I can afford more, I'll add that too.

This is my III fund. I owe you, and I pay my debts. And this is one debt I take on with Pride!

God Bless the Patriots of the United States of AMERICA!

Oh, and btw: FUCK OBAMA

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Take heart. There are worse ways to go than standing up for liberty!

I'm not too concerned

Some folks have asked me for a snail mail address. Normally, I'd be hesitant to give this, but as it is, most folks who don't like me know where I live, folks that want to help me don't, and the gubmint probably watching me right now, so:

Steven Vanderhoff
229 W. Johnson St
Norman, OK 73069

And remember: Use your friends wisely. Once their gone, there ain't no one to play with.

My sincerest apologies

Apparently, I have missed two excellent blogs out there, and wish to make amends!

I have added LadyRaven's Whiskey In A Jar -OH and EatGruelDog to my blog roll. I'm sure most of you who glance my way are familiar with them, and how I've missed them I have no idea, but I look forward to reading their blogs for a long time to come!

Poetic Justice!

This just tickles me pink! Edward Snowden nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize!

Snowden is up for a Nobel Peace Prize
Two Norwegian politicians have nominated Edward Snowden for the Nobel Peace Prize for leaking secret documents on the National Security Agency's mining of phone and email records. Snowden, a former NSA contractor, is now hiding out in Russia evading espionage charges back home. Socialists Baard Vegar Solhjell and Snorre Valen, who nominated him, said he probably damaged some nations' security, but that his leaks would help make the world more peaceful by igniting a debate on threats against civil liberties. [Voice of America]Hey, if my vote counted, he'd be IN there! How wonderful that the man who blackened obama's eye with his NSA shit is being nominated for the same award obama got. Whose award was entirely unjustified by my reckoning!Does ANYBODY out there know what obama got his for? Just wondering...

I love you guys! (and gals!)

Thanks to the humbling and much appreciated efforts of Wirecutter, The Lonely Libertarian, a Feral Irishman and a Vulgar Curmudgeon named Phil, the III Percent has donated enough in the last 24 hours that my electric will remain on, so I can continue to post drivel here on the blog, and I have called the real estate agent and cancelled my bid on the northbound underpass of I-35 and Robinson Ave.

I've still got a way to go, but even if I get not one cent more, I know I can make it now. What can they do at court? Tell me I owe more? Add more fines and fees? You can't get blood from a stone, and I will have a home for my wife with the rent paid and the utilities on. Thanks to all of you.

If ever there is ANYTHING I can do, III for III, for any of you, you have but to ask. And if I can't stand with you, be I flat on my back, I can always load....

God Bless you. Every last Patriot out there!


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The electric! She is paid!

...And the rent is well on its way!

It is with tears in my eyes and humility in my heart that I write this post. I am overwhelmed by the generosity of my brothers and sisters in the III community.

I have begged churches in my area for help. I have asked the government to help. I have come damn near to selling my ass on the street, except the only money I'd make would be folks paying me to go home.

I am doing my best to send each and every one of you a personal thank you. But the amazing response and the encouragement I have received is almost too much to keep up with!

Once I pay my past and present debts, I vow to set aside a small amount, not much, as I will never be rich, but five dollars or so out of EVERY single paycheck in my future as a 'pay it forward' fund. I have given to every call for aid by the III in the past, and always felt it was an inadequate amount. Even though it was all I could afford at the time.

This community means something. YOU mean something! And I pledge my final breath that whatever comes, I will stand, as III to III!

Thank you. And God bless.

Steven Vanderhoff

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

He forgot one

With all of his 'success story sycophants' obummer pointed out with "He/She is with us in the audience today!" he missed one.

Of course, as this one isn't much of a sycophant, it may have been an intentional oversight. Something that is not very common in our government lately: oversight. NOW the president (small p) starts using it!

President Obama, touting his healthcare plan more and more people hate each day, actually had the nerve to say, with a straight face, “That’s what health insurance reform is all about – the peace of mind that if misfortune strikes, you don’t have to lose everything.” Sitting in the crowd last night was Senator Tom Coburn, who is fighting cancer and, because of Obamacare, can no longer see his oncologist unless he pays out of pocket. (Source)

Wednesday Random


From Wirecutter at Knuckledraggin' My Life Away: 


Honorable Mention! Sites noted are linked on left sidebar:
Spurs Realm:
Okay, Spur's a bit eccentric, (read that: WEIRD!) but ya gotta love this!
Releasing the demon from your cell phone.....
The Feral Irishman: 
If ya don't get it, look up the Irish flag....
Now THIS is too much time on yer hands!
Phil at The Vulgar Curmudgeon:
Phil is WAY too obsessed with....What?...Hold on....BOOBS!
Pitsnipe Gripes:
So this is the country that produced beiber...
From those weird and magical Voices In My Head:

If you haven't seen 'Dogma', yer missing out!

Haven't tried this. But I probably will....

Raised in Michigan! I TOTALLY agree!

Them's is PEARS! A pair of pears!

No matter how much you study at Hogswort.