Monday, April 14, 2014

Some Important Tactical Lessons were Learned About Combatting Government Tyranny at the Bundy Ranch

Bundy Ranch, Nevada—About 80 miles Northeast of Las Vegas the scene was a cattle ranch and the sprawling rangeland around it.   On one side were BLM Rangers with battle gear and dogs.  Men and women trying to convince the rangers to leave them, the cattle and the ranch in peace occupied the other side.  Tensions were high as the rangers threatened to shoot the civilians.
Because the area is rural sources for water, prepared meals, ammunition was greatly limited.  The two sides had gathered ready for a very violent conflict. .
The Barack Obama worshiping network media did not want the nation seeing the heavy hand of their Messiah crushing a longtime cattle rancher and his supporters.  That would damage the carefully crafted image they created for him.  They will always avoid humiliating Obama at all cost.   However Social Media and some news organizations covered the resistance movement really well.
Because of Social Media, thousand of civilians understood that a rogue government was waging a terror and harassment campaign against a family under color of law.  Some of them traveled many miles at their own expense and personal risk to protect a targeted fellow American. 
For now the tyranny was halted.  I’m sure that Obama and his henchmen are fuming because of their humiliating failure.   The Second Amendment was exercised effectively and successfully. 
Both sides of the conflict understood that there was absolute resolve by the assembled resistance to begin bloody combat and that threated government agents.  I also suspect that those agents began questioning and perhaps balking at orders from the Whitehouse.  That too may have made a difference that, for now that ended the confrontation. 
Were the defenders of freedom properly prepared?  In this tactical exercise we could see how the raw power of government can quickly take steps against the population.  During this siege the government exercised their ability to quickly shut down cell-phone towers disrupting the civilian communications. 
The Whitehouse also ordered the FAA to declare a No Fly Zone so news agencies could not observe or report on the government siege with helicopters.  Government officials did not want murders civilians to be seen by the rest of the nation live on television.   This FAA No Fly Zone order certainly had nothing to do with public safety!  Entering restricted air space could easily result in a military response including the shooting down of aircraft.   It’s not some idle threat.  
The steps government thugs followed the current tactical blueprint of how they are prepared to deal with civilian resistance to the Obama Junta.  Our rogue government played their hand showing us those things we must expect.  We need not guess anymore what they might do.
We learned that Just having sufficient numbers makes the most important difference.  If you have the numbers pragmatism by the tyrants can rule your side.   
For the most part the government is generally able to control the immediate shipment of food, fuel and medical supplies to any area.  They can control most of but not all the electricity, natural gas, cell-phone communications and Internet. 
The need for water, water filtering material, solar power and generators for communication devices lights are a must.  Wilderness survival skills are second nature to most military veteran and hunters. 
To combat the communications cut off everyone needs to have inexpensive family service walkie-talkie radios available ant any Target, WalMart, Best Buy or for a secondary communication source.  They work for miles and that beats nothing.  There are also citizen’s band (CB) radios and Ham radios and the later can communicate globally.  There are also satellite telephones used mostly by sailors on the high seas were cell phone towers don’t exist. 
Getting overhead video of such scenes inside an FAA no fly zone is a snap these days with those new camera-drones no larger than a small pizza.  They are so small that they are very difficult to spot in the sky or take out by gunfire.  They can observe with HD video and report things that our rogue politicians want kept secret.   The drones are easy to fly and there are cheap versions coming in at less than $1,000.00. 
The use of American military and police against neighbors and relatives has a built-in fail-safe mechanism.  Those people all swear an oath the Constitution and not to any politician.   If they are real Americans they will be able to recognize unlawful orders and must disobey them.  
Unfortunately our government has thousands of armed contractors that function as well-paid mercenaries that take no oath.  The contractors know they will be able to rob, rape and murder unfettered during civil unrest.  We must demand laws be enacted that contractors are never permitted to perform military or police operations within American borders.
Today with Internet capability broadcasting live streaming video reports on the Internet direct from the scene of combat operations is relatively simple.  Of course the opposition will be monitoring the reports too.
The skinny on combat rifles is that the most common and popular combat rifles are ineffective for government resistance.  The .30X39 AK-47 round and the 5.56 MM M-4 platform rounds are carryover from close in jungle warfare in Viet Nam where no real armor was involved. 
Today’s modern military and police armor both for vehicles and body is rated to stop the 5.56 MM and .30X39.  However that armor is very vulnerable to penetration by common WWII rifle rounds such as the .30-06 and the .308.  Most American hunting rifles use the same or even larger rounds and can defeat the light armor, but those guns are greatly underrated these days because don’t look as mean.  I’ll take a 75 year old M-1 Garand over a M-16 anytime.  The FNFAL and M-14 are far superior to most of what our police and military uses.  
Political tyrants are in fact are always the ones pulling the triggers even more so than their thugs.  Whenever possible they should be tracked down and captured.  It’s impossible for them to order any military action if they are missing. 
The most important need is for absolute determination, resolve and courage to preserve our hard won liberty and freedom. 

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Go With Le Flow, a Film Review

Mariba Senckl (Jenny) and Lusia Wietzorek(Gabi)

Denis Aubert (Florian) and Roberta Bianchini (Tina)

Denis Aubert (Florian) and his Vespa
Los Angeles, CA—Many of my European friends are involved in filmmaking, acting and music.  Musician and film producer, Robyn Rosenkranz, recently contacted me.   She advised me that one of my Facebook friends; Gregor Marvel had a part in a film she produced in my favorite city, Berlin with her film director, screenwriter and musician husband, Michael Glover.
Rosenkranz invited me to a three-day "Blue Carpet" event in Los Angeles and that was enough for me!  I wanted to check out the film if for no other reason, I just like the excitement associated with film premiers.
Glover and Rosenkranz are themselves a study in grand adventure and risk-taking.  These two creative geniuses began in L.A. by selling all but their guitars and the clothes on their backs.   They booked one-way tickets to Europe.  Ever since, they’ve been giving concerts, selling CDs and now have five feature films under the name of Bright Blue Gorilla, behind them. 
The premier event began with a mixer and I was able to chat with some great kids that flew in from Berlin for this event and to take a tour while they were in the USA. 
The actual program began with a musical concert by this creative pair behind the entire event.  This was a really fun opening for their film, Go With Le Flow.
The film is set in beautiful Berlin with a somewhat heavy French influence.  It’s set in the Le Flo specialty store that peddles salami to its customers.  
The hero and shop owner is a character named Florian,  (Denis Aubert) who is both French and German.  Florian is a somewhat love-struck and confused soul who gets around Berlin’s landmarks via his Vespa motor scooter.  Aubert has a fun style that somehow reminds me of the late and great actor, Peter Sellers.
He thinks he is in love with one woman but poor Florian is in for some zany adventures as he clumsily pursues the object of his affection.  Of course there is another very delightful gal, Jenny (Marina Senckel) who loves Florian and also just happens to be his best friend but Florian is much too blind to notice.  I don’t want to put too many spoilers out there because you need to see this unfold yourself.
Glover’s writing is both very clever and hilarious.  The film is well shot with hand held cameras, which can be risky, however in this film it actually brought life to this movie putting the audience right there with the characters!
The film is subtitled in English.  That can be very tricky especially for a comedy.  Don’t ask me how Glover made it work so well considering he does not speak German!  None of the great gags were lost. 
The only thing I can say about this film is that it’s delightful fun!  The actors are well cast and they are all having fun and so will the audience.  The use of Berlin’s landmarks such as the Brandenburg Gate made me homesick for this great city and it’s people.
The film will be premiering through April 24, at the Downtown Independent located 251 S Main Street in downtown Los Angeles.  The special opening events will continue Saturday night and Sunday afternoon ((April 12 & 13)  The website with further information is at:
Watch the trailer!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Breaking News! Missing Aircraft Located!

David Jrrafael
Los Angeles, CA—On January 25, 2014 on a flight somewhere over the West Side of the City of Angels my Blade 350 quadcopter vanished!  I was piloting this aircraft and suddenly was blinded by the sun and never saw it again!  
The good news this aircraft was my video camera armed Spydrone and it’s unmanned!  Had this been a traditional aircraft I’d have gone missing with it just like Amelia Earhart 
Today is April 11, 2014, nearly three months later and I was convinced I’d never see it again.  I lost the visual of the drone near the 405 Freeway and Wilshire.   Considering the drone’s GoPro Hero 3+ camera and its 64 gig memory card together cost over $450.00 and the device itself cost around $650.00 I was in pain. 
Today I was checking responses from my blog posts and someone claimed to have found my drone.  Of course I knew one of my pals was playing a mean prank on me and this could not be for real.  
The comment however described my drone right down to a small piece of duct tape on one of the landing struts. The posted comment had a telephone number.  I called the number and the voice on the other end sounded sincere.  I was skeptical to say the least. 
It was a young man who claimed to have found the drone on a rooftop in Westwood.  I quickly offered him a $200.00 cash reward and that seemed to please him.  I hustled over to the area where he was employed and he recognized me from my posted blog pictures. 
The fellow it turned out was David Jrrafael.  He brought me to a vacant commercial space where he had a small office.  We went in and to my amazement was my missing drone was on top of a filing cabinet.  There was no noticeable damage whatsoever to the drone or camera!
I knew the drone would fly until it ran out of battery and then land gently with a small amount of reserve power.  That’s exactly what it did! 
David is a pretty smart lad and figured he might find a lead to the owner of the drone by doing a Google search.  Using key words like, lost drone and Westwood he found my blog article lamenting this significant loss.  My blog article popped out and David knew that he had found me!
After I rewarded David for his honesty as I had promised I snapped the picture above.  I took the drone to my cave and reviewed the memory card's  video.  I watched my wayward drone slowly return to within 1/8 of a mile from where I launched it.  It landed on the roof of a building housing a popular drug store. 
David was smart enough to search with Google to inquire about the value of my lost property and sell it to the highest bidder.  Instead his moral compass operated perfectly.   
I made a new pal today as well as became reacquainted with my child that ran away.  Today was a great day for me! 
Did I learn a lesson?  In retrospect I now will place a name, phone number and e-mail address just in case something like this ever happens again. 

Details of the flight path:  I was on a parking garage roof in the 1000 block of Broxton.  I sent my drone due South and then West. 

It was approximately a good half mile away when it got between me and the sun.  That's where I was blinded and lost visual contact.  I hit the retune home control but when I could not see it I released that lever.  I looked and looked and could not see it.

It became obvious that it was around the 405 Freeway and Wilshire Blvd.  I assumed it was there or even further West. Well beyond 1/2 mile from me. 

The recovered video from the GoPro told the real story.  The drone came back but at a very high altitude that made it difficult to see.  The camera stayed pointed in the same Western direction as it came back toward me.  

What happened was I had let go of the controls and at that point the drone was approximately 300 feet East of where I was standing!  It had to pass right over my head!  

The drone was a a very high altitude and it hovered overhead until the battery drained and then it gently landed on the roof of the CVS Pharmacy on Westwood Blvd and Weyburne Ave.  I kept my eyes glued to the area where I'd last seen it.  

The video camera was facing in the wrong direction as the drone was going backwards.  At some point thereafter David was on the CVS Pharmacy roof and found it.  

Here is the video from the ill-fated flight: