Charlie Hebdo Plus Five Years

It’s been five years since terrorists stormed the offices of Charlie Hebdo and slaughtered twelve people. Here’s a decent timeline of events The attacks seemed to kick off a series of horrific attacks in France, including the Paris and Nice attacks.

Perhaps the bigger takeaway from the attacks was the response of the media. Rather than standing defiantly, the media cowered behind “tolerance.” Which contrasted quite remarkably with their constant assertions of how brave the media was to confront tyrants and those who would darken democracy. The vast majority of the media, much like anti-gun activists (but I repeat myself), are only willing to confront those they know will not actually harm them. When confronted with forces that can and will actually murder members of the media, the majority fold. I don’t blame them. They have loved ones that care about them and don’t want to see the members of the media murdered. I just want them to acknowledge that they are being silent because they are worried about being murdered. Just that statement would be far more effective in highlighting the dangers of terror instead of this current push of tolerance.

Metal Tuesday- MASHUP- Quiet Riot – Metal Health

Someone did a brilliant mashup of Kool and the Gang’s “Celebration” with Quiet Riot’s “Metal Health.” Great way to kick off the new year!

The Government Will Lie Us Into War

With all the heightening of tensions in regards to Iran, it’s very important to remember one key fact.

The government has lied to us repeatedly about war.

They did this to us in Vietnam and prolonged the conflict for years.

They did this to us in Afghanistan and prolonged the conflict for years.

Why the fuck should we trust them when it comes to Iran?

They always want us to go to war. They never want to admit when they were wrong. They are willing to kill Americans to not lose face.

Please tell me how in the last twenty years our interventions in Southern Asia have improved the situation?

Friday Quote – P.J. O’Rourke

No drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society. If we’re looking for the source of troubles, we shouldn’t test people for drugs, we should test them for stupidity, ignorance, greed, and love of power.

What Makes A Bad Holster?

Redhawk Training details The Nine Worst Holsters.

I’ve had at least two of these, mostly because I didn’t know any better.

Right now, I use a Bravo Concealment IWB and a Raven Concealment OWB.

What I really need are good kydex IWB mag holders.

Hero Passes On

One of the heroes who helped rescue trapped boy scouts from a cave in Thailand has died from a blood infection he got during the rescue.

Petty Officer Beirut Pakbara, a Thai Navy Seal, contracted a blood infection during the rescue at Tham Luang cave.

My deepest condolences to his loved one.

Friday Quote – Jordan Peterson

A harmless man is not a good man. A good man is a very, very dangerous man who has it under voluntary control.

Let’s Play With Your Mind

The Brother sent me this video.

Merry Metal Christmas

For your enjoyment:

Metal Tuesday- Secret Rule – The Song Of the Universe

Another good female-fronted metal band.

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