Mea culpa…

I know I owe folks books, but KDP is running a ‘tad’ behind… I ordered replacements over a month ago and I got…

AND another notification that shipping is ‘delayed’… Sigh…

So TWO of you will get books shipped out today.

Again, my apologies.

 

Interesting things…

This one came over the transom from the mil email network…

Apparently being put out by Pantifa…

So look deeper in the protesters to find the leaders and go after them… And the back line watches.

And in the Truth is Stranger than Fiction category, we have this…

Burger King is rolling out its latest pitch to environmentally conscious eaters: patties made from cows fed with a lemongrass diet to help eliminate methane releases from the animals.

Full article, HERE.

Um… it’s not grown here for other that ornamental or food use. And there is no ‘path’ to get it here in enough volume to actually be useful. OBTW, it also grows to a height of up to 2-4 FEET high in areas where conditions mimic the tropical habitat of their origin. Plants like lots of heat, light, and moisture in rich, loamy soil.

Sigh…

Sometimes…

You just gotta laugh…

Spotreps went live this morning, HERE.

And the FIRST review was a one star…

Nealen’s previous books had their share of magic naxalts, but his civnattery has turned to clown world. ‘murrica, in this anthology, is the land of hispanic gangbangers, evilnotsee white nationalists, black panthers, and the good guys – hispanics and blacks and ‘goofy’ white boys wearing the magic uniform. There’s no sense of honor or a cause, and the evil is . . . wait for it . . . zomg marxism and communism. His noble good guys (righteous because Nealen and the other authors imagine people like them back in the day) are the only thing holding back chaos in the streets – by providing chaos and forcing some one to take a stand. The only thing they dislike is disorder. I just can’t read this crap anymore.

For those that didn’t know what NAXALT was (I had to go look it up)… It stands for Not All (X) Are Like That – NAXALT

Now there are a few pretty good writers in it- Peter NealenLarry CorreiaJL CurtisMike MassaBrad TorgersenJames RosoneMike KupariSteven Hildreth Jr.D. LawdogChris Hernandez, Jonathan LaForce, and David Reeder. So I kinda doubt ALL of us were off the mark…

The blurb should tell people it’s NOT PC… Sigh…

The World Order is Crumbling…

…And only a handful stand in the breach.

But should they defend the status quo, or destroy it?

The Triarii were founded to hold the line, to fill in the gaps where order was breaking down in the US, and then overseas as what looks very much like World War III breaks out. But they aren’t the only ones.

Many men and women can see what’s coming. And they’re pissed.

From the Stateside unrest to peacekeeping missions abroad, to mercenary operations in Africa and South America, twelve authors bring their talents to the Maelstrom Rising series. Twelve stories of action, combat, and intrigue set against the backdrop of a new kind of World War.

The future of war is amorphous and dirty.

Are you ready?

You’ll love this military fiction anthology, because when some of the best thriller writers in the business get down to it, the action and the tension won’t stop until the last page!

Seems like we’re doing pretty well though as of 8pm last night…

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,677 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

Anyway, if you want to read some good short stories by a few friends, go get this one. I think you’ll enjoy it! And please post an honest review if you do pick it up!

Thank you!

A view from the pyramids…

Pyramids are used for many things…

There is the food pyramid, Maslow’s Hierarchy, and probably dozens more. But I want to focus on just two of them.

Science vs. ‘other’…

First, one has to understand what a Falsifiable Claim is- A falsifiable claim is one for which there is some observation (or set of observations) we could make that would show us that the claim is false. If we did make this observation, essentially we’d have to conclude either that the claim in question was false, or that our observation was a bad one.

An example is- All swans are white. If people had never seen a black swan, their observation, based on THEIR experience would be correct within those limited data sets. In the wider data set, that observation would be incorrect.

All one has to do is look at the climate data debate, or the latest refutation of data by the Lancet over WuFlu data to see that experiments must be objective, reproducible, and if statistical, have strong evidence to back them up. Statistical significance means 100 or more iterations of whatever is being tested.

Much of what is currently going on is sadly down in the bottom blocks and everyone can come up with plenty of examples of that…

Why is this important right now? Let’s look at the other pyramid…

This is the revolutionary pyramid. At the minimum, we are at the black YOU ARE HERE point.  When you add in the world-wide pressures, the lack of direction in many states, the ‘questionable’ science (see above) that is being thrown around, the pushes to defund, to cancel schools (for the children, who are the LEAST susceptible), the ‘questionable’ science (see above) that is being thrown around, and whatever is going on in your particular area. Some think we’re even higher up the pyramid with the defund the police, the pushes by certain governors to keep people locked down, and the fear/hatred of the military/

In either case America is in trouble. The divisiveness has gotten to the point that is, in my opinion, nearing what existed just prior to the Civil War. The media and their acolytes, both in and out of government and science are using the bully pulpits of the media, farcebook, Twit, etc. to foment even more hate and discontent.

And the ‘fact checkers’ out there are so biased left as to be useless if one actually has any common sense. What is being done is that conservative voices are being drowned out, regardless of ethnicity, or location. To whit Hong Kong (while not directly our problem, it is endemic of the state of freedom under an oppressive regime).

On the other side of the coin, gun sales are at an all time high, with another ammunition shortage, as people scramble to get what they can while they can. People are tired of the rioting and are starting to take matters into their own hands, especially when they fear for their lives. When people get worried, they hunker down, wait, and watch.

What people are missing is that is beginning to happen more and more. People are dropping out of/off of any kind of media and reaching out via other means to stay in touch with like minded folks.

Between now and November, it’s going to be interesting to watch…

Ammo.com has a good article, Constitutional Republic vs. Pure Democracy: How the U.S. Election Process Has Changed, up HERE.

It’s worth the time to read it as it goes deep enough to give folks an idea of where we are, where some want to take the county, and how they want to do it…

Comments appreciated as always!

They ‘said’ it was about Confederate generals…

But they took down Harriet Tubman, Columbus, Frederick Douglass and an elk…

And now this…

A Virgin Mary statue outside Saint Peter Parish in Boston's Dorchester neighborhood was set on fire on July 11, 2020.

Full article, HERE.

And they’ve vandalized St. Patrick’s Cathedral in NYC. And this happened Saturday!

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office reported Saturday morning that deputies were called at about 7:30 am to Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Ocala, which was set aflame while parishioners inside prepared for morning Mass.

Full article, HERE.

Folks, I’d suggest you start looking at your hole cards. S**t is about to get interesting…

 

Is this where we are???

Worth many thousand words…

Please do that… PLEASE!!! 🙂

And this one echoes my sentiments toward 2020…

 

An interesting perspective…

From a gent I served with in the military who has seen this before in another life…

I was raised in Cuba where the government sent mobs of people to your house to protest and assault you and try to destroy you because you did not agree with the philosophy of the government. The police would back up the low lives that did this.
The Chinese before Mao did the same as did Hitler and the Bolsheviks.
They would hurt or kill you and nothing happened to the killer or killers.
Now I see the exact same thing happening here backed up by DEMOCRATS and LIBERAL traitors to the Republic.
These BLM and ANTIFA among other Progressive organizations have the same power under the auspices of SOCIAL JUSTICE (by the way, the same reasoning of the Nazis and COMMUNISTS) to destroy hurt and kill innocent people who can’t defend themselves. No difference on what happened in 1911, 1940, 1958 among other dates and now.
The difference here is that the American people see what is going on and know what to do. That is why you see cars running through these assholes blocking traffic and the purchase of massive amounts of weapons continues.
The silent majority is about to draw the line in the sand and believe me, neither the idiots rioting nor the traitors in government want what is coming.
You will lose and will be exterminated at the end. The same thing you want to do to us.
So people pay attention to every sign and your surroundings; do not allow anyone to stop you in any streets. Hit the accelerator and get out of the area. Arm yourself to the teeth, in your house and outside. Network with people like you and stay in touch; back each other up.
Stand your ground when you can unless your safety is in jeopardy and remember that there are a lot more of us that know what the hell we are doing than of them. We will survive this and the Republic will flourish after we are done with the cancers of our society.
God Bless America our way of life and our President.

He became a proud American citizen and joined the Navy, doing a full career before retiring.

Book promo…

As we said yesterday on the FB livestream, here’s the link for the anthology Lawdog and I are in.

First up is ‘our’ anthology! SPOTREPS – A Maelstrom Rising Anthology

Authors include-  Peter NealenLarry CorreiaJL CurtisMike MassaBrad Torgersen, James Rosone, Mike Kupari, Steven Hildreth Jr., D. Lawdog, Chris Hernandez, Jonathan LaForce, and David Reeder.

Click on the cover for the Amazon link! It officially drops on the 14th.

The blurb-

The World Order is Crumbling…

…And only a handful stand in the breach.

But should they defend the status quo, or destroy it?

The Triarii were founded to hold the line, to fill in the gaps where order was breaking down in the US, and then overseas as what looks very much like World War III breaks out. But they aren’t the only ones.

Many men and women can see what’s coming. And they’re pissed.

From the Stateside unrest to peacekeeping missions abroad, to mercenary operations in Africa and South America, twelve authors bring their talents to the Maelstrom Rising series. Twelve stories of action, combat, and intrigue set against the backdrop of a new kind of World War.

The future of war is amorphous and dirty.

Are you ready?

You’ll love this military fiction anthology, because when some of the best thriller writers in the business get down to it, the action and the tension won’t stop until the last page!

Get it now.

It’s going to be fun!!! I’m looking forward to reading this one myself!!!

Laura Montgomery is next up with the third book in her Martha’s Sons series- Under the Earthline

The blurb-

With only a slender hold on their alien world, human settlers from a marooned starship inhabit a single terraformed valley. As technology frays, as the second generation of settlers cannibalizes its past, and as the governor cancels elections again, tension grows between the city and the western farms.

One Dawe son dead, one in exile, and Thaddeus Dawe now slated to serve as a hostage for his younger brother’s crimes, Thaddeus has a task. He must locate the colony’s last terraseeder for the secret enclave another brother works to carve from the northern wilderness. But with the governor’s men harboring no love for Dawes, and First Landing’s bureaucracy and its preeminent practitioner having other plans, Thaddeus is not the only one whose life is at risk.

A tale of adventure, loyalty, and love.

Laura writes excellent science fiction with a soupcon of love thrown in!

Next up is another anthology, this one is YA and Bernadette Durbin is in it- Fantastic Schools Volume 1

The blurb-

Have you ever wanted to go to magic school? To cast spells and brew potions and fly on broomsticks and—perhaps—battle threats both common and supernatural? Come with us into worlds of magic, where students become magicians and teachers do everything in their power to ensure the kids survive long enough to graduate. Welcome to … Fantastic Schools.

Follow a girl trying desperately to find her place in a school of dark magic, a band of witches desperate to prove they can be as good as the wizards, a school of magical monsters standing between the evil one and ultimate power, a businesswoman discovering the secrets of darkest evil … and what happens when a magical education goes badly wrong.

Follow us into worlds different, magical …

… And very human.

These stories are similar to what Harry Potter became, and are a takeoff on the ‘British Boarding School’ type of story (adventures that children get into when sent off to school). So safe for the kids!

And a bleg- If you’ve read my latest MilSF The Rift, honest reviews would be appreciated. It’s stalled at only 36 reviews and I’d like to get it to 50 reviews to get a bump from Amazon.

Thanks in advance!

TBT…

Sometimes it’s the ‘little things’ that take you back…

WSF had this pic on his blog yesterday, so I ‘borrowed’ it, since it reminded me of growing up when this was legal and the fact that we used to shoot feral animals from the back of one when we were teenagers…

I truly want to find a 55 or 56 Ford F-100 to restore, that was the last truck my daddy had.

The other thing was seeing kids playing in a sprinkler yesterday afternoon, and two boys, twelve and thirteen came knocking on the door about mowing my yard for $30. And the younger one wincing when the older one said $30 (It’s a big yard). I can still do it myself, but that brought back memories of being that age and mowing yards for $2.00 a yard and happy to get it. They said so far this year they’ve saved over $200 apiece mowing and I told them to keep it up!

And lastly…

It’s not homemade peaches and ice cream, but that too takes me back. Good fresh freestone peaches, sliced and dumped straight in the bowl! At least this time, I didn’t have to crank that old ice cream maker while dumping in salt and ice.

This really does look a LOT like the ones (I think there were three or four) we used at the family get togethers… And all of us kids took a turn on the cranks until we were wore out and one of the adults would come by and finally say we were done!

And we ate ALL of it, and whomever was cranking last got to lick the beaters!!!

Sigh…

Yeah, about those pipelines…

The nation may be awash in oil and natural gas, but U.S. pipelines are running on fumes after three high-profile conduits ran aground in 24 hours, the victims of Obama-appointed judges and regulatory uncertainty under the possibility of a climate-woke Biden presidency.

Full article, HERE.

Pipelines go away and you’re back to rail and trucks to move product. Costs will go up and availability will go down significantly. And if the gas pipelines go the same way, good luck getting natural gas to your stove or heater…

Some sheriffs have had enough with the protesters and threats.

Clay County Sheriff Darryl Daniels is sparking conversations over social media on how he’d handle riots in his county limits.

“I’ll make special deputies of every lawful gun owner in this county,” Daniels said in the video posted on the Clay County Sheriff’s Office’s Facebook page.

Full article, HERE.

And it’s nice to see another sheriff standing up to the state.

“I’m am not going to be the mask police. I’m not going to enforce mask policy to where my deputies stop people and say, ‘Put your mask on.’ That’s not going to be the case. It’s out of control and if people want to wear a mask then they should be able to wear a mask and if not they shouldn’t,” Sheriff Jones said.

Full article, HERE.

Worst Apocalypse Ever… is funny as hell, link HERE.