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2013-01-09 12:02:16 PM  

Pincy: A psychological exam ordered by Cox's new attorney, Peter Camiel of Seattle, after he was convicted showed Cox suffered from several paranoid disorders.

You don't say.


His defense is trying to play the crazy card.
 
2013-01-09 12:03:24 PM  

Phinn: lakmep: You do know that the Gov prints your money right?

Government control over printing of money only matters when you agree to follow that government. Anyone can print money.

What matters in wars is control of real assets. Waging a war against domestic citizens would be an instant economic disaster for the US government.


Especially because, thanks to checks and ballances, you can pull officials out of office and even throw them in jail.

The Republicans have twice tried to do just that to Democratic presidents for nothing. The Dems tried once, but Nixon was as guilty as he was yellow and ran away. Again for nothing much, albeit illegal.

The President who waged a war against American citizens? You can call him Super Mario because he's gonna be "in Peach"ed. Get it? In Peach. Impeach. Ha ha, shut up it's funny.
 
2013-01-09 12:04:32 PM  

vpb: dittybopper: dittybopper: (that weren't true, btw)?

Well, some may have been.

Still, I wonder how much of it was instigated by the government. It's pretty much well known that if you claim to be part of some militia organization, the FBI is going to actively attempt to infiltrate that group. They've been doing that since the 1990's.

Good.  Investigating terrorists is what they do.  I don't know how they could "instigate" someone into organizing a terrorist organization.


You don't live in the NYC area, I take it?

"Hi guys! I'm new to this mosque! I sure hate me some infidels! Who wants to buy some explosives?"
 
2013-01-09 12:05:16 PM  
If the Apaches and drones start blowing shiat up, and the entire infrastructure is shut down, and it becomes apparent that the little pop-gun Rambo squads have no hope of winning a conventional "war", what do you think they'll do?

My guess is start taking the rest of us hostage and resorting to "human shield" tactics. So it's time to arm ourselves...against the militias.
 
2013-01-09 12:06:04 PM  

dr_blasto: dittybopper: Ennuipoet: I've been trying to explain this to various retarded conservative friends over the past few months.  They seem to labor under the delusion the Army would never attack it's citizens and I have to explain again that "The Army" doesn't have to do shiat, just a couple of guys in a trailer with link to the Predators.

Farking 21st Century technology, how does it work?

Apparently not really all that well, or we wouldn't still be in Afghanistan, and we didn't use them to win in Iraq: We co-opted the tribal leadership there (ie., it was old fashioned politicking, not high tech).

Or, to put it another way: Don't be too proud of this technological terror you've constructed. The ability to destroy things remotely is insignificant next to the power of ideology.

/I find your lack of faith disturbing.

Consider places like Afghanistan and Iraq, though: Mostly, they are desert-like areas, some flat, some mountainous, but generally with a very low amount of vegetation.

Now, this is not too far from where I live:

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 640x480]

How easy do you think a drone is going to have finding a small group of people in that? What if they disperse? How are the drones going to distinguish the infrared signatures of human-sized animals from humans?* How are you going to distinguish them from normal hikers? What will happen the first time you wipe out a bunch of innocent people hiking with a bomb or missile from an MQ-9 Reaper because they were mistaken for legitimate targets? What if it was a group of Cub Scouts? What if so-called "militias" take to dressing like hikers, hiding their guns in their packs or other normal hiking equipment except for when they are being actively used? How will you know who the target is?

No, I don't think the use of drones would be a game changer in the way you think it would be. In my opinion, that would actually work against the government. You start dropping bombs or missiles in the United States, even on what are ...


One thing that always makes me curious is why, if someone brings up the fact the 2nd amendment is there to protect against a tyrannical government, do people jump all over them about having revolution fantasies? Is there an unbelievably exceedingly stupidly small chance my the time my Nieces are old that maaaaaaybe a revolution might possibly be necessary? Perhaps. Is that why someone like me brings it up when "Blah blah blah you don't need XXX for hunting so they should be banned"? Nope. I don't even pretend I need to be armed to fight the government, but it is EXACTLY why it was written.

I have no issues with you if you hate the Second Amendment and want it repealed either. There is a process for amending the constitution and it is there for a reason. What annoys me is when people decide to ignore the piece of paper this country was founded upon because they don't like certain parts. Live by it or change the damn thing. Don't pretend the 2nd is about hunting because you don't like semi-automatic weapons. Those are unrelated.
It's no different with the 1st Amendment. I despise the Westboro Baptist Church and everything they stand for, but banning them from saying what they want to say flies directly in the face of WHY the 1st amendment is there. It isn't there to protect speech you agree with, but speech you disagree with. Same thing, 2 amendments.
 
2013-01-09 12:06:10 PM  
Stories like these are just liberal fantasies of seeing their political opponents killed. You can see the actual glee in these comments and in the article. As history has shown us, leftists want nothing more then to see those that don't agree with their politics killed.
 
2013-01-09 12:06:37 PM  
Does anyone remember what the old, pre-CAC military ID cards look like?  Around '94 I was at the guard shack on an Air Force base, waiting for VIPs to arrive so I could escort them.  The guard (civilian DoD rent-a-cop) showed me a stack of ID cards he'd confiscated.  On first glance they looked just like a military ID, hologram on the laminate and all.  When you looked real close, though, what looked like the DoD seal said, in tiny letters "Militia of the State of Georgia" or some such nonsense.  Why these assclowns felt the need to try to get on base, I don't know.  It's not like they could access any classified information or munitions storage areas or even get on the flightline.  To shop at clothing sales, the BX or the commissary doesn't seem worth it either.  I guess they were just trying to see if they could pull it off.

FWIW they were all old, fat, white, rednecky looking guys.
 
2013-01-09 12:07:40 PM  

Phinn: Government control over printing of money only matters when you agree to follow that government. Anyone can print money.

What matters in wars is control of real assets. Waging a war against domestic citizens would be an instant economic disaster for the US government.


It would be, but a small militia group isnt going to get too far and lot of resources for war are being control by the govenment.
 
2013-01-09 12:10:13 PM  

Ennuipoet: Mike_LowELL: Step 1: Perform military exercises out in the woods, preparing to take on a fully-trained, trillion-dollar-a-year fighting force with fully-trained, well-equpped soldiers that will not only has absolute air superiority with tactics synchronized through satellite and computer communication, but will eventually be able to employ robots which take human casualties out of the equation.  This way, if the government comes after your freedoms, you'll be ready to take them on.
Step 2: ROFL

I've been trying to explain this to various retarded conservative friends over the past few months.  They seem to labor under the delusion the Army would never attack it's citizens and I have to explain again that "The Army" doesn't have to do shiat, just a couple of guys in a trailer with link to the Predators.

Farking 21st Century technology, how does it work?


Like insurgents in Iraq and Afghanistan?
 
2013-01-09 12:12:34 PM  

DROxINxTHExWIND: dittybopper: Ennuipoet: I've been trying to explain this to various retarded conservative friends over the past few months.  They seem to labor under the delusion the Army would never attack it's citizens and I have to explain again that "The Army" doesn't have to do shiat, just a couple of guys in a trailer with link to the Predators.

Farking 21st Century technology, how does it work?

Apparently not really all that well, or we wouldn't still be in Afghanistan, and we didn't use them to win in Iraq: We co-opted the tribal leadership there (ie., it was old fashioned politicking, not high tech).

Or, to put it another way: Don't be too proud of this technological terror you've constructed. The ability to destroy things remotely is insignificant next to the power of ideology.

/I find your lack of faith disturbing.

Consider places like Afghanistan and Iraq, though: Mostly, they are desert-like areas, some flat, some mountainous, but generally with a very low amount of vegetation.

Now, this is not too far from where I live:

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 640x480]

How easy do you think a drone is going to have finding a small group of people in that? What if they disperse? How are the drones going to distinguish the infrared signatures of human-sized animals from humans?* How are you going to distinguish them from normal hikers? What will happen the first time you wipe out a bunch of innocent people hiking with a bomb or missile from an MQ-9 Reaper because they were mistaken for legitimate targets? What if it was a group of Cub Scouts? What if so-called "militias" take to dressing like hikers, hiding their guns in their packs or other normal hiking equipment except for when they are being actively used? How will you know who the target is?

No, I don't think the use of drones would be a game changer in the way you think it would be. In my opinion, that would actually work against the government. You start dropping bombs or missiles in the United States, even on what are ...



I love the notion that in 2013, the world's greatest military hasn't figured out how to fight in the woods.

Think about that.
 
2013-01-09 12:14:15 PM  
i512.photobucket.com
 
2013-01-09 12:15:40 PM  

xanadian: That is one weird-looking dude. Can't put my finger on why I'm thinking that. And it has nothing to do with the orange jumpsuit clashing with his complexion...


BarkingUnicorn: xanadian: That is one weird-looking dude. Can't put my finger on why I'm thinking that. And it has nothing to do with the orange jumpsuit clashing with his complexion...

His face looks like a CGI of a police sketch. He doesn't seem real.

 
2013-01-09 12:16:19 PM  
Black people were treated horribly for the entire history of this country, still are to some degree. That treatment never even came close to stating mass armed resistance. Because even the terrible treatment they were subject to was better than fighting and dying during an armed revolt.

You think a 3% increase in taxes on the rich is gonna get people riled up enough to start an armed revolt? Confiscation of a small class of firearms? Gay marriage?

Even if it were possible to fight the government, and it's most assuredly not, a life of comfortable servitude is better than dying. Even the most worse off people in this country have it better than a guerrilla fighter. Just stop engaging the idiots who think any of this is possible.
 
2013-01-09 12:16:58 PM  

Stinkyy: I find this thread extremely disturbing. It's pretty farking obvious after all the jubilant glee about state superiority from the limp wrists and bearded horn rimmed glasses wearing hipster freaks in here that they can't wait for the tiniest suspicion in order to justify the bloodshed of their non center left (or more radical) countrymen. Great Farking job, Lord of the Flies motherfarking swine.


Don't forget them using doublethink to pretend they aren't doing what they accuse their opponents of.
 
2013-01-09 12:17:05 PM  

xanadian: That is one weird-looking dude. Can't put my finger on why I'm thinking that. And it has nothing to do with the orange jumpsuit clashing with his complexion...


BarkingUnicorn: xanadian: That is one weird-looking dude. Can't put my finger on why I'm thinking that. And it has nothing to do with the orange jumpsuit clashing with his complexion...

His face looks like a CGI of a police sketch. He doesn't seem real.


That's it exactly. He sets off the 'Uncanny Valley' response.
 
2013-01-09 12:17:05 PM  
Just as a minor data point: When you have members of two different branches of government standing around the proverbial water cooler and discussing exchanging rounds with each other in an entirely rational manner, the idea that generated said conversation is FUBAR.
 
2013-01-09 12:17:13 PM  

lordaction: Stories like these are just liberal fantasies of seeing their political opponents killed. You can see the actual glee in these comments and in the article. As history has shown us, leftists want nothing more then to see those that don't agree with their politics killed.


Aspergers, eh?
 
2013-01-09 12:17:25 PM  

lordaction: Stories like these are just liberal fantasies of seeing their political opponents killed. You can see the actual glee in these comments and in the article. As history has shown us, leftists want nothing more then to see those that don't agree with their politics killed.


UH...Oh wait. I get it. Its like this:

crooksandliars.com

Or this:
3.bp.blogspot.com

Sorry to get in the way. Carry on, then.
 
2013-01-09 12:17:55 PM  

lakmep: It would be, but a small militia group isnt going to get too far and lot of resources for war are being control by the govenment.


Yes, of course. That's why the only viable strategy for the US government is to squelch these kinds of penny-ante rebellions before they get any bigger. A broad-based rebellion combined with an interruption in tax revenue would be a disaster.
 
2013-01-09 12:19:37 PM  

jaybeezey: doczoidberg: All of this gun shiat is really getting on my nerves.

How about we skip the part where we argue about gun control, and just get right to the part where we do nothing?

Why do you hate "the children"?


Hell, a member of Congress got shot in the head and nothing changed.
 
2013-01-09 12:20:49 PM  

Queensowntalia: xanadian: That is one weird-looking dude. Can't put my finger on why I'm thinking that. And it has nothing to do with the orange jumpsuit clashing with his complexion...

BarkingUnicorn: xanadian: That is one weird-looking dude. Can't put my finger on why I'm thinking that. And it has nothing to do with the orange jumpsuit clashing with his complexion...

His face looks like a CGI of a police sketch. He doesn't seem real.


Ugh, stupid preview not working.

I meant to say that's it exactly - he sets off the uncanny valley response.
 
2013-01-09 12:23:35 PM  

doglover: DROxINxTHExWIND: Step 1: Set the woods on fire and smoke their dumb asses out.

Because if there's one thing wildfires do it's stay in one place and not cause catastrophic environmental and collateral damage.


Yeah, sure. The most technologically advanced military in history is going to be thwarted by....trees.

Unless those trees are Ents that shoot missiles from their dicks, game over.
 
2013-01-09 12:23:42 PM  
Total Gun Control and Gun Confiscation

For an advance look, see how well that's working out in Afghanistan. With an entire Army, Air Force, drone network and space based surveillance network bearing down on the problem.

Yeah.

/non-gun owners threaten gun owners
//get me the popcorn
 
2013-01-09 12:24:53 PM  

Champion of the Sun: Black people were treated horribly for the entire history of this country, still are to some degree. That treatment never even came close to stating mass armed resistance. Because even the terrible treatment they were subject to was better than fighting and dying during an armed revolt.


Actually, it did. It didn't end well.
 
2013-01-09 12:24:57 PM  

doglover: DROxINxTHExWIND: Step 1: Set the woods on fire and smoke their dumb asses out.

Because if there's one thing wildfires do it's stay in one place and not cause catastrophic environmental and collateral damage.


I was going to ask how well setting fires in Vietnam went, and why they hadn't done it in afghanistan and Iraq.


/of course the secodn will probably have peopl with no clue abotut he geography there posting pictures of desserts.
 
2013-01-09 12:25:06 PM  

doczoidberg: How about we skip the part where we argue about gun control, and just get right to the part where we do nothing?


if that's all you've got, than yeah let's do nothing.

I love that the people who bring only one solution to the table are the ones biatching the most about nothing getting done. Your solutions are usually poorly thought out, easily evaded by criminals, severely overreaching against innocent people, rooted in a lack of information about current laws, completely ineffective, or ALL of the above.

Maybe if you brought something more to the table than just more gun control, people would receive you better.

I'm going to bring nothing but sugar packets to the dinner table, then biatch and moan about how nobody wants to eat anything or say things like "how about we skip setting the table and just get to the part where we don't eat?"
 
2013-01-09 12:25:36 PM  
Nice rug.
 
2013-01-09 12:26:24 PM  

inglixthemad: Ennuipoet: Mike_LowELL: Step 1: Perform military exercises out in the woods, preparing to take on a fully-trained, trillion-dollar-a-year fighting force with fully-trained, well-equpped soldiers that will not only has absolute air superiority with tactics synchronized through satellite and computer communication, but will eventually be able to employ robots which take human casualties out of the equation.  This way, if the government comes after your freedoms, you'll be ready to take them on.
Step 2: ROFL

I've been trying to explain this to various retarded conservative friends over the past few months.  They seem to labor under the delusion the Army would never attack it's citizens and I have to explain again that "The Army" doesn't have to do shiat, just a couple of guys in a trailer with link to the Predators.

Farking 21st Century technology, how does it work?

They forget all the "non-lethal" weapons to top it all off. All the pain generators alone (sonic, thermal, et al.) can even take opponent casualties out of the equation, this rendering the military superior in that respect.


I'll let you in on a little secret. The word "casualties" includes people who are burned by the radiation from your pain machines.
 
2013-01-09 12:27:08 PM  
What if there's an anti-government insurgency and everyone involved on both sides are complete incompetent fark-ups?
 
2013-01-09 12:28:54 PM  
American citizens are soft. There is a reason why Vietnam and Afghanistan fought off the west. Their life is a battle field. They can exist with meager supplies because they have been doing it for generations. They can march for miles because they have never been in a car.
 
2013-01-09 12:29:36 PM  

LowbrowDeluxe: Champion of the Sun: Black people were treated horribly for the entire history of this country, still are to some degree. That treatment never even came close to stating mass armed resistance. Because even the terrible treatment they were subject to was better than fighting and dying during an armed revolt.

Actually, it did. It didn't end well.


Which mass armed revolts are you referring too? My understanding is outside of a few slave revolts and John Brown, there wasn't much going on. Black Panthers don't really count anymore than saying the hillbilly militias are engaging in mass revolt. The civil war? Cause that's a whole other thing.
 
2013-01-09 12:29:39 PM  

Farkage: dr_blasto: dittybopper: Ennuipoet: I've been trying to explain this to various retarded conservative friends over the past few months.  They seem to labor under the delusion the Army would never attack it's citizens and I have to explain again that "The Army" doesn't have to do shiat, just a couple of guys in a trailer with link to the Predators.

Farking 21st Century technology, how does it work?

Apparently not really all that well, or we wouldn't still be in Afghanistan, and we didn't use them to win in Iraq: We co-opted the tribal leadership there (ie., it was old fashioned politicking, not high tech).

Or, to put it another way: Don't be too proud of this technological terror you've constructed. The ability to destroy things remotely is insignificant next to the power of ideology.

/I find your lack of faith disturbing.

Consider places like Afghanistan and Iraq, though: Mostly, they are desert-like areas, some flat, some mountainous, but generally with a very low amount of vegetation.

Now, this is not too far from where I live:

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 640x480]

How easy do you think a drone is going to have finding a small group of people in that? What if they disperse? How are the drones going to distinguish the infrared signatures of human-sized animals from humans?* How are you going to distinguish them from normal hikers? What will happen the first time you wipe out a bunch of innocent people hiking with a bomb or missile from an MQ-9 Reaper because they were mistaken for legitimate targets? What if it was a group of Cub Scouts? What if so-called "militias" take to dressing like hikers, hiding their guns in their packs or other normal hiking equipment except for when they are being actively used? How will you know who the target is?

No, I don't think the use of drones would be a game changer in the way you think it would be. In my opinion, that would actually work against the government. You start dropping bombs or missiles in the United States, even on what are ...

One thing that always makes me curious is why, if someone brings up the fact the 2nd amendment is there to protect against a tyrannical government, do people jump all over them about having revolution fantasies? Is there an unbelievably exceedingly stupidly small chance my the time my Nieces are old that maaaaaaybe a revolution might possibly be necessary? Perhaps. Is that why someone like me brings it up when "Blah blah blah you don't need XXX for hunting so they should be banned"? Nope. I don't even pretend I need to be armed to fight the government, but it is EXACTLY why it was written.

I have no issues with you if you hate the Second Amendment and want it repealed either. There is a process for amending the constitution and it is there for a reason. What annoys me is when people decide to ignore the piece of paper this country was founded upon because they don't like certain parts. Live by it or change the damn thing. Don't pretend the 2nd is about hunting because you don't like semi-automatic weapons. Those are unrelated.
It's no different with the 1st Amendment. I despise the Westboro Baptist Church and everything they stand for, but banning them from saying what they want to say flies directly in the face of WHY the 1st amendment is there. It isn't there to protect speech you agree with, but speech you disagree with. Same thing, 2 amendments.


I own semi-automatic modern sporting rifles of the exact type people are talking about. I have no issues with the 2nd amendment.

I believe these revolution fantasies are patently absurd. That's why I posted what I did. It isn't about the guns themsves.
 
2013-01-09 12:32:02 PM  

doglover: vpb: I don't know how they could "instigate" someone into organizing a terrorist organization.

FBI agents are really easy to spot.

Organize a group like anarchists. Have a big roundtable once you get a lot of membership. The bigger guy who says "Let's blow up (whatever)! I can get a bomb!" is the Fed. Pretty easy.


Whut?
 
2013-01-09 12:32:21 PM  
If these nutters wetdreams really came true, this is how the modern US would treat their well-armed militia.

dawncompk.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-01-09 12:32:47 PM  
All of y'all are making one bad assumption: That it'll be the US military enforcing said law. That ain't the case....it'll most likely be the local cops. How many dead cops is this administration willing to spend?

It's not a pretty picture.
 
2013-01-09 12:33:11 PM  
Well, as long as we're playing pretend, and pretending that the gov't won't care about non-combatant casualties (and also pretending that as soon as the gov't stops caring about it, they won't have all of NATO on their ass), the gov't still has this:

encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com

Which looks like this when in a group:

encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com

That's the MLRS. It's what I played with while I was in the military. It's capable of taking out square kilometers at a time; killing without damaging infrastructure. The smaller rockets can fire up to 26 miles, and we were accurate to within a meter. The larger rockets can be fired up to nearly 200 miles. And apparently (at least according to wiki) they've been upgraded to using guided rounds since I left the army, so they're even more accurate. And that's just one type of unit of artillery the gov't has at their disposal.

/What's the point of being accurate within a meter when you take out a square kilometer at a time?
//Because we can.
///Shoot, move, and communicate; boom boom!

Also, if you think communications can be easily shut down, well, Iran tried to do the same thing back in 2009, and you know how communications got out to the rest of the world? Twitter. Yup, twitter. Twitter has geopolitical effects (this can also be shown by the use of twitter in the Israel-Palastine conflict last month). So unless the US has the support of its foreign allies when it starts firing upon its own population en masse, it just might not succeed. Remember, this is a pretend scenario where enough people cause an uprising that the US gov't wants to disregard the constitution and start killing off people in the area indiscriminately.
 
2013-01-09 12:34:23 PM  
Guerilla warfare, some mutiny and a shutdown of major services would run the country into a pretty bad place. Leadership would deteriorate as noone wants to stick around for bad times.

Personally I would never want it. What I want is people to calm down, remember the constitution and get cracking on real mental health solutions other than pills and back pats.

Spiraling debt, workforce in shambles, wars, civil rights, etc are all more pressing matters than some range queen black rifles.
 
2013-01-09 12:34:41 PM  
FTA: Before he was sentenced, Cox broke down several times, grabbing tissues and fighting back tears. "I put myself here, with my own words," he said before pausing. "And I feel horrible about that."

F1984: 'Are you guilty?' said Winston.
'Of course I'm guilty!' cried Parsons with a servile glance at the telescreen. 'You don't think the Party would arrest an innocent man, do you?' His frog-like face grew calmer, and even took on a slightly sanctimonious expression.
 
2013-01-09 12:36:11 PM  

Clemkadidlefark: For an advance look, see how well that's working out in Afghanistan. With an entire Army, Air Force, drone network and space based surveillance network bearing down on the problem.


If these militias were living in Afghanistan they'd surrender for cable, AC and a box of Twinkies.
 
2013-01-09 12:36:14 PM  
Having thought on the matter quite a bit and discussions with ex high ranking service member friends the scenario with the best chance of success in at least starting a revolution is where a protest movement that is somewhat non-violent gains enough members then becomes organized and switches to a violent agenda on focused targets. In order to maintain any long term resistance several military installations would need to be targeted in the opening actions focusing primarily on Air Force targets since their bases would have a lower level of armed resistance.
 
2013-01-09 12:37:12 PM  

inglixthemad: They forget all the "non-lethal" weapons to top it all off. All the pain generators alone (sonic, thermal, et al.) can even take opponent casualties out of the equation, this rendering the military superior in that respect.


In the 1960's the collective horror at the authoritarian violence against unarmed citizens at Kent state and the Democratic convention woke the nation up and made activists out of everyday citizens.
Now, opposition will be routinely dispersed with these less-than-lethal means and folks will shrug and go on with whatever they were doing because "no one was hurt".

But unlike the distant barbaric past, our modern authorities will always be correct and just from now on, so it's all good.
 
2013-01-09 12:40:21 PM  

Profedius: Having thought on the matter quite a bit and discussions with ex high ranking service member friends the scenario with the best chance of success in at least starting a revolution is where a protest movement that is somewhat non-violent gains enough members then becomes organized and switches to a violent agenda on focused targets. In order to maintain any long term resistance several military installations would need to be targeted in the opening actions focusing primarily on Air Force targets since their bases would have a lower level of armed resistance.


Your friends Army or Navy?
 
2013-01-09 12:40:27 PM  

Zeno-25: Ennuipoet: Mike_LowELL: Step 1: Perform military exercises out in the woods, preparing to take on a fully-trained, trillion-dollar-a-year fighting force with fully-trained, well-equpped soldiers that will not only has absolute air superiority with tactics synchronized through satellite and computer communication, but will eventually be able to employ robots which take human casualties out of the equation.  This way, if the government comes after your freedoms, you'll be ready to take them on.
Step 2: ROFL

I've been trying to explain this to various retarded conservative friends over the past few months.  They seem to labor under the delusion the Army would never attack it's citizens and I have to explain again that "The Army" doesn't have to do shiat, just a couple of guys in a trailer with link to the Predators.

Farking 21st Century technology, how does it work?

You'd think Americans would have a bit better appreciation for asymetrical warfare and insurgencies after what we've seen since 2001, but nope.


There's so much wrong with the idea that this would ever work. Lets just start with distance.

In America you're not projecting your power into some god forsaken hell hole that hasn't had a semblance of working government in 100 years. Most people are going to finger your group as trouble and call the cops when they see you unless something VERY crazy has happened. Even if they DON'T the shear amount of power we can exercise from the nation's combined airports and military bases would be absolutely farking STAGGERING compared to what you can do with 1 carrier. You could have 10,000 drones in the air over the US in a year if you really felt like it, we use fewer than 1000 of them in Afghanistan.

Wanna control a major city? Well fortunately you have a shiatload of helicopters and airfields and you've ALSO got the facilities to build as many more as you want right here without shipping them anywhere. No worries about refueling, our whole country is developed and actually has roads.

Frankly it also isn't like we're a conflict zone somewhere way out there. There aren't big stockpiles of semtex, REAL machine guns, and RPGs just lying all over the place in the continental US. You'd have to build your own AA shiat from scratch, and we all know how effective those goofy home-brewed Palestinian rockets are. That's what you're really looking at in an armed resistance against the US kind of situation. You're looking at Palestine.
 
2013-01-09 12:40:44 PM  
I don't know what's scarier: People with fantasies of armed militia launching a revolution against the government or people with fantasies of the armed forces slaughtering such a militia.

People need to just chill out for fark's sake. This country needs legalized pot in a big way.
 
2013-01-09 12:40:45 PM  
A lot of you folks sure aren't very imaginative.

/I guess that's a good thing
 
2013-01-09 12:42:47 PM  
I find it amazing that everyone knows they are smarter, better equipped and better able to handle the situation if the bottom drops out of the world than everyone else. The movies are all true!

Good luck with your post-apocalyptic fantasies!
 
2013-01-09 12:42:50 PM  

Mike_LowELL: Step 1: Perform military exercises out in the woods, preparing to take on a fully-trained, trillion-dollar-a-year fighting force with fully-trained, well-equpped soldiers that will not only has absolute air superiority with tactics synchronized through satellite and computer communication, but will eventually be able to employ robots which take human casualties out of the equation.  This way, if the government comes after your freedoms, you'll be ready to take them on.
Step 2: ROFL


You don't have to fight the US military. You just have to get the people at the top.

/Also, Rome was the biggest empire of all time at one point.
 
2013-01-09 12:42:55 PM  
I still can't get past the idea that the "Government" is going to -- someday soon -- enact martial law and start forcing its citizens into camps or re-education facilities, or whatever these people believe.

I've been around for over 40 years and I've never given a thought to the idea that our government, which can barely balance a budget, is going to suddenly decide that what's best for a democratic republic is to suddenly change to some sort of police state.

If someone can convince me that this is likely, we can then move on to the notion that a few thousand people in each state, with stockpiles of small arms, is somehow going to stand up to our military, which is funded by more than half of our budget, and includes nuclear weapons, jets, tanks, phase-plasma rifles, sharp sticks...
 
2013-01-09 12:43:53 PM  

letrole: FTA: Before he was sentenced, Cox broke down several times, grabbing tissues and fighting back tears. "I put myself here, with my own words," he said before pausing. "And I feel horrible about that."

F1984: 'Are you guilty?' said Winston.
'Of course I'm guilty!' cried Parsons with a servile glance at the telescreen. 'You don't think the Party would arrest an innocent man, do you?' His frog-like face grew calmer, and even took on a slightly sanctimonious expression.


Quoting a book written 60+ years ago about the way things were going to be 28 years ago. Yep, you hit the nail on the head.
 
2013-01-09 12:44:53 PM  

Sofa King Smart: paranoia, grandiosity, narcissism, egocentricity and pathological lying.


sooooo... republican Obama, then? why didn't you just say 'republican' Obama?


That's more like it.
 
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