A story about my experience with the KKK and instant karma. Laugh at a church burning? I really did.

I grew up in the south and have had several opportunity to witness a klan rally.  The first two times was when I was a kid.  Sometime back in the mid, maybe later 70’s, I think?  Me and my friend had seen the posters, knew where the place was so we snuck into the woods earlier in the day with all our vintage military gear, then watched the whole thing from beginning to cross burning end posted up in an old civil war earthwork on the hillside.  Couldn’t believe they didn’t have someone up there for security.  That might seem weird thinking for a kid, remember I grew up outside a military base, my mentors were combat veterans and police officers, medics who also had combat experience.  Nearly all my dads friends were active duty or retired.  My family had military contracts.  Get it?

It was crazy and totally terrifying to be there hidden in the woods.  We were very concerned for our safety if we were caught.  As the people arrived it was clear they were heavily armed.  I had thought about bringing my rifle but didn’t because we had to cross a couple busy city streets and neighborhoods to get there, the only way in was by foot for us.  A pistol was out because I was a kid and didn’t own one, they belonged to my dad and would need his permission.  Not an option if I was going stealth into the woods to spectate on a klan rally.  So there we were unarmed.

No matter what I would have brought with me I would have been out gunned by any one or two of the guys who had shown up.  We were able to see into a few of their trunks and they were full of guns, it was cool and insane all at once.  Thank goodness for binoculars.  My friend was a wise choice.  He knew how to keep his mouth shut and creep quiet through the woods full of dry leaves and twigs.  Try it sometime you’ll see just how hard it can be.

The next time I witnessed part of a rally was several years later when I was on a 10-27 (structure fire) call with the rescue squad.  On our way to the fire at first we thought the glow from a rally burning three crosses was the fire but we soon found out it was the wrong place when the armed guards informed us everything there was under control, wrong address.  They were right the burning house was a couple of miles away down the same road.

Similar circumstances several years later when I was responding to a call for cardiac arrest in the deep boonies we rolled by a large gathering with a huge burning cross.  It was just off the side of the road in a big cornfield.  At first in the distance it looked like someone burning a brush pile until we rolled right up on top of the whole thing.

Within a year or two of that we’d dropped off a patient at a hospital and were returning to station when we spotted a red glow in the hills that looked for sure like a house fire.  We went to investigate expecting the place to be fully involved by the time we got there.  Nope not a house fire just a klan rally.  Nuts!  I left the area a year or two after that and never saw any klan thing since.

I have seen some blatant racism over the years.  Amazing to watch.  I’m not just talking about white on black either but that isn’t the topic and most of this is a sidetracked tangent recollection of the past.  It was totally inspired by a video clip I’d seen in the last few minutes at the end of a video I’d been watching on YouTube.  Featuring a real interview with  Johnny Lee Clary on Enough Rope with Andrew Denton.  The way it is shown in the video makes it impossible to distinguish that it is a real interview.  When I saw it I thought it was a comedy piece put together to make fun of racist.  I really thought that.

I thought it was so funny that I wanted to share it.  The laugh was on me when I found out the guy was for real and there was much more to the story than just the 4:00 minutes shown.  If things could work out for real like that all racist encounters would be so funny and provide what can only be called instant karma.  This made me laugh, still does.  I love stories like this.  What a long lead into this video but it inspired those memories so thought I’d put this on my blog since that’s why I started it.  -13

 

Here is the cut without having to look for it at the end of the other video below.

Johnny Lee Clary on Enough Rope with Andrew Denton

The video I had been watching.

Easy as pie. Perfect plan for insurrection. Arm the citizens! Yeah!

Arm the citizens!  Hell yes for the second amendment!  Lets restore law and order, rule of law and return to the U.S. Constitution!  Kick out these corrupt banker-politicians elected by willful ignorance and corporate propaganda.  Oh wait, the story is about socialist-communist infested Venezuela?

Got it!  Easy as pie low-budget manipulation?

via LiveLeak.com – Venezuela holds military exercises after US threat

Maduro said he would arm the citizens.  Great plan when they’re fighting in the streets already.  Only arm party members?  Ok, remember they’ll only play along so long as the freebies and food keep coming, but when it stops or the boogie man never shows.  Trained, armed individuals with abilities that weren’t before.  Perfect CIA ploy and it didn’t cost much at all.

Arm and train the citizenry already on the verge of insurrection.  Starving, armed people, hum, wonder where this will lead?  All Trump had to do was threaten action and look what it got them.  One step closer to total anarchy in Venezuela and a possible U.S. puppet for a replacement.  Socialism-communism always ends up the same way.  Let this be a lesson for the socialist-communist wannabes.  Think you’re all emotional now wait until you are hungry.  Boy scout motto if you were lucky enough, “Be prepared”.  -13

Want a fight? You’re not ready! Seriously, you’re not. “Congress Quietly Passed A Bill Allowing Warrantless Searches of Homes – Only 1% Opposed It”

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-08-26/congress-quietly-passed-bill-allowing-warrantless-searches-homes-only-1-opposed-it

The American people will fuck you up when they come together.  All one has to do is study history.  Cannot wait to see where this will lead.

Is the fall underway as it appears?  How will the people respond?  Didn’t do shit when they passed the Patriot Act.  Now though, they invade your homes and property without warrant, let the banks take money from your savings and checking accounts without recourse.

The Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution provides that “[t]he right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”

https://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/fourth_amendment

Those closest to me have known this since the 80’s and will not find the news above a surprise.  Ready to fight for your freedom?  In what capacity?  Probably not.  Doesn’t matter anyway.  They created the mob and are walking directly into the path of a destruction of their own design.  The sooner the better.  Let the suffering begin.

Unfortunately we learned as a people, all of human beings of sound mind that during World War 1 and WW2, fascist-communist can only be stopped at gunpoint.

In my part of the universe humans are liberated in many ways, kindness, cruelty, self inflicted suffering are just a few that motivate one to make better choices.  Don’t be outraged, be prepared and stay out of your emotions.  It’s selfish really.  The more you’re prepared the fewer mindless-hungry-ghost-zombies roaming the countryside the better.  It will conserve ammunition and reduce the chances of a crossfire, FF incident.  See what I mean about my motivations.  Getting prepared for the future? Can’t wait to see what happens next.  -13

The time has come. The corrupt have exposed themselves. DNC fraud case dismissed. Democrats don’t have a right to choose who they vote for. Which side will you choose?

Wow, just like that.  It began.  Does anyone else recognize what they’re looking at?  The beginning of the end?

With the dismissal of the DNC corruption case the days for petitioning for grievances are over and that, leaves us only one other option.

Wonder how long it will take for the mass to awaken and arise?

What will it look like when we’re finished?

Thought I’d underline the parts that seem applicable from my view of the universe.

When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. — Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.

He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.

He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their Public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.

He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.

He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected, whereby the Legislative Powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.

He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.

He has obstructed the Administration of Justice by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary Powers.

He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.

He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.

He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.

He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil Power.

He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:

For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:

For protecting them, by a mock Trial from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:

For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:

For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:

For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury:

For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences:

For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies

For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:

For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.

He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.

He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.

He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & Perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.

He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.

He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our British brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.

We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these united Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States, that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. — And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.”

http://www.ushistory.org/declaration/document/

Are you ready? Do you have the skills?  Time will tell.  We live in interesting times.  Can’t wait to see what happens next.  -13

The Truth about the Cobra CDR 840 Dash Camera. My experience.

The truth about the Cobra CDR 840 dash camera like no other.  If you would really like to know more about this camera and my experience just watch the video and you’ll see how I really feel about this dash camera.  Sometimes, there are no words to express an experience, you have to be there, or, watch the video.   The video is a little long but I don’t think I left anything out.  Hope this little video helps you make your purchasing decision wiser.  One small tip, use a 64 GB card if you want to capture over one hundred 3 minute videos so the auto over record doesn’t delete the footage from earlier in the day.  -13

South Florida Driving 101 goes to the Car Wash.

South Florida Driving 101 goes to the Car Wash.  Made a video at one of the places I’ll stop by to get a quick wash.  Usually works and cleans it up all shinny but not too sure the undercarrage wash is working since I can’t hear or feel the water hitting the underside of the car.  Tried the split screen thing for a couple of the wide shots, also for the side view.  Didn’t turn out how I would have liked but it works.

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What surprised me was how long it is.  Couldn’t figure out how to make it shorter using editing.  I could have sped up the playback speed but tried it and it was to jerky and had a dizzying effect.  Don’t think making peoples head spin watching a video might be good.  Somebody might get sick.  It’s better everyone has a good time.

I wanted to get a better angle to capture more of the side motion but there is no place to mount the camera’s in the car where they need to be placed to get that kind of footage.  I may get it using a mini van if I can mount the cameras but that, is another project to add to the list. -13

South Florida Driving 101 Dash Cam Compilation 13, 14, 15

South Florida Driving 101 Dash Cam Compilation 13, 14, 15 are online.  13 has the usual no signal kind of stuff with plenty of cut-offs.  14 of course includes all the no signal cut-offs it also has “confused?” which features a truck with turn signal in use completely change directions and “what is going on up there” featuring a driver having a hard time getting between the line.  Then there is “pedestrian crossing” with a little humor and word play.  15 features another “follow me” fool that deserves special attention for making everyone wait and cutting off the entire intersection to avoid doing it the right way.  There is a near miss and perfect demonstration of why to use indicator signals and blind spots.  There are a couple of consistency bad drivers on exhibit as well.  Another rearview montage.  An old man tying his shoes never looks for traffic, just up and walks into the path of bicycle, lucky old man.  Also a close call with a tractor-trailer

On the iMovie learning side of things I’ve discovered that when using picture-in-picture pressing the command key allows movement of the image without snapping to those annoying lines that wouldn’t let me line things up the way I wanted.  The other precision movement thing learned was that if I expanded the timeline out as much as it allowed I could get exact placement on any item.  I found this to be particularly helpful when trying to get my audio timing perfect.  Thats all I can think of for now.  -13

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