Odds ‘n Sods:

The best Presidential Press Conference, Ev-ah! Be sure to read through the transcript, with Rush Limbaugh’s comments. I believe Rush is right: Trump is successfully bypassing the “lamestream” press and talking directly to the American people. It is as if he’s channeling Ronald Reagan. Of course, the mass media will claim that he was ranting and has run off the rails. But he’s now shown that he can be a fine communicator.

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Terrifying arsenal of weapons among dozens seized in Met’s gun amnesty – T.P.

HJL’s Comment: “We make men without chests and expect from them virtue and enterprise. We laugh at honor and are shocked to find traitors in our midst.” The words of C.S. Lewis sums this up better than anything I could say.

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If you are in the Northwest or Nevada or Utah and are interested in one of Max Velocity’s tactical courses, May is your month! The venue is just north of Weiser, Idaho:

  • May 10th Combat Lifesaver
  • May 11th-14th Combat Team Tactics
  • May 17th-21 Combat Team Tactics/Mobility
  • May 23rd-25 Direct Action
  • May 26th-28 CQB/Force on Force Team tactics.

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Samsung warns customers not to discuss personal information in front of smart TVs – B.B.

JWR’s Comment: Is it just a coincidence that one of the Top 10 selling books on Amazon.com is George Orwell’s 1984? (It was #6, when I last checked. That is noteworthy for a novel that was written in 1948.)

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Mike Williamson, Survivalblog’s Editor at Large, has informed us that his sources indicate anti-government protests tonight (February 17, 2017) in these locations: Chicago, IL; Joe Marino Park, Rockford, IL; Senator Pat Toomey’s Pittsburgh office, Pittsburgh, PA; Cornell University, Ithaca, NY; Concord State House, Concord, NH; New London, CT; Bloomington, IN; Indianapolis, IN; Boston, MA; Augusta, ME; Bangor, ME; Detroit, MI; Lansing, MI; Asheville, NC; Mooresville, NC; Charlotte, NC; New Brunswick, NJ; Buffalo, NY; Canton, NY; Columbus, OH; Dayton, OH; Toledo, OH; Philadelphia, PA; Norfolk, VA; Richmond, VA.

Each of you should be aware of the potential for such protests to become violent, should you choose to attend or if you live in proximity. Please remain aware of your surroundings and remain safe.