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Cold War Book Review: The Last Saturday of October

I grew up during the cold war era, so I looked forward to reading this book. I am just a bit too young to actually remember the Cuban Missile Crisis.  After all, I was two-years-old at the time. However, the story was pretty well-known and often a topic of conversation by people around me during my younger years. Despite that, reading this book was quite a shock. What really floored me while reading The Last Saturday of October, was how much we did not know.

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A Historic Cold War Thriller

This story is a thriller and a historical bombshell. Written from the point of view of the Russians, the story is meticulously researched with much of the information only declassified in recent years. The characters are real and so well developed that you actually become part of the conversation and part of the story. You have the very real feeling that you too are on the submarine, and experiencing the same wet, cold, fear, discomfort, and uncertainty that the crew of submarine B-59 was dealing with. 

What is truly extraordinary is the fact that, if not for the last minute moral decisions of a few Russian men, and especially Vasili Arkhipov, the world today would be very different. Many do not know just how dangerously close we came to nuclear war. It was a unique moment when that realization dawned on me.

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Read The Last Saturday of October

Douglas C Gilbert (no relation) clearly knows his subject matter and probably has first-hand naval training or experience. I would certainly not be at all surprised to learn the author served a few years in the U.S. Navy.  The dialogue and terminology ring very true throughout the story. The research and documentation are very impressive.

The Last Day of October is a must read for history buffs, military history enthusiasts, and anyone who enjoys well-written historical fiction. I give this book 5 out of 5 Stars and highly recommend it!

If you think you might enjoy The Last Day of October, you might also want to check out Serpents Underfoot!

It’s Become Time to Resist the Resist Trump Group

 Resist Left-wing TyranyI just have to ask, what kind of a responsible news organization publishes the transcripts of a Presidential conversation with other heads of state knowing that these transcripts were illegally released? This Trump Derangement Syndrome is really getting out of hand. Maybe it is time to resist the resistance!

There is no logical reason for it. Have you seen the “new” new Democratic platform? They rail against the evils of unrestrained capitalism, but their proposed solutions, with the exception of building the wall, are copied from the Trump playbook … only smaller-minded. How can President Trump be that evil, if they want to do what he is already doing, but on a more limited scale? If capitalism was the devil they portray it to be, they should want to take much more drastic action. Their actions and their rhetoric do not jive. And, they accuse President Trump of being unbalanced?

Despite our differences, we came together whenever the Country was threatened. What changed? We no longer have allegiance to the ideals that made our County great. The Left has worked so hard to ridicule, remove, denigrate, destroy and rebuke what it means to be an American.

Unhinged Resistance

The liberal-left and their media lapdogs have truly lost their minds. They have no concerns about the integrity of our government, the safety of its people, or the welfare of our Country. As long as they “resist” they think they can attack President Trump with impunity. Right or wrong … they will do it … regardless of the Constitutional, Legal, Ethical, or International consequences. It is insane!  And, it is a very real threat to the American people. Let me say that again, another way … the media has indeed become the enemy of the American people. President Trump got it right

We Now Have a Criminal Mass Media

The FBI should arrest the Editor-in-Chief of the Washington Post. Charges of treason may be a bit unreachable, but knowingly releasing classified information to the public is a crime! Even if somebody else leaked it to him. Let him sweat through a few FBI interrogations. Maybe some of this insane, and illegal, leaking of classified information will stop

Democrats totally ignore the many good things the President has already done. I think it is simply because they cannot get over the fact that he won. They somehow cannot forgive him, or themselves, for that. Furthermore, they attack his Presidency at the expense of the American people.  They ignore the fact that the world is about to go up in flames. We have highly volatile situations with Russia, Iran, and North Korea, mostly because of the Marvin Milktoast policies of the former president, Barack Obama.  Yet, they ignore all that so they can play “blame President Trump” and wage unrelenting war on the Trump Presidency. The really scary part is, they do it to the detriment and endangerment of us all.

Resist the Unhinged Resistance

That is what is truly unforgivable! Yes, this Administration has certainly had some issues and some shake-ups. Let us remember it is only his 8th month in office. I can remember a few other Administrations that had some shake-ups and problems as well. This situation in the media is very much like the Pot calling the Kettle black

In conclusion, let me just say that it may be time for President Trump’s supporters to wage a little counter-war. And, no I am not calling for violence in the streets. It is simply time for his supporters to speak up, to protest the protestors, resist the “Resist” group, and try to get a little equal time in the spotlight.

Global Swarming

How I long for the good old days.  Do you remember back when it was just so cool to scoff at any and all warnings about new American foreign policies or old potential threats by anybody who actually knew what they were talking about?  I remember when highly intelligent, arrogant, Ivory Tower progressive-liberals with no real-world experience or common sense were boldly trashing the comments of anyone one who did not see things their way?

Do you remember the debate where Barack Obama haughtily “schooled” Mitt Romney about his lack of understanding of foreign policy after Romney made comments about the potential threat Russia still presented.  How did that work out?

  • We have unresolved Russian aggression in Ukraine.
  • Russian bombers are currently flying missions over the Gulf of Mexico
  • Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua are forming stronger military ties with Russia and can provide bases for Russian combat aircraft and missiles.

I remember when George W. Bush was ridiculed for his comments about the Axis of Evil in which he included Iran, Iraq and North Korea.  Today we see:

  •  ISIS / ISIL / DAESH or whatever you want to call it …  in Iraq and Syria, forming alliances and sponsoring attacks her in the U.S.  Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Egypt and Israel are doing their own thing … tired of waiting for the Anointed One to declare which side of the war on terror he is on.  Yes …Yes … I know we are not “at war” with them, however, they are at war with us and have been since the 70s.Obama’s efforts at containment and degradation certainly didn’t stop ISIS fanatics from shooting up a cartoon contest here in the U.S.  Tell me …. how do you contain a threat that recruits via twitter and Facebook?
  • We are facing a nuclear-armed North Korea who’s leader just executed a loyal, longtime senior member of his own government who, by the way, also loyally served his father … by shooting him with an anti-aircraft gun!  And for what you might ask?  Dozing off in a meeting.  And this idiot is just itching for a reason to launch a missile at someone!
  • We have a president who is so blinded by ideology and so anxious to be seen doing something … that he is willing to sign a disastrous deal with Iran; one that we know they will not adhere to and will practically guarantee them nuclear weapons shortly after he leaves office.  Iran’s leaders just keep stringing Obama and Kerry along like a couple of organ grinder monkeys!  It is freaking embarrassing!

However, the real  icing on the cake is this:

CNN REPORTS U.S. STRATEGY TO CONTAIN ISIS SEEMS TO BE UNRAVELING.


Don’t you have to have some sort of a recognizable strategy … before it can actually begin to unravel?  Guess not!!

This Really Pisses Me Off ….

How long are we Americans going to stand by and watch while Obama and his team of liberal left-wing goonies fast-track our Country into a facist mockery of what this Nation, our Constitution, and our American ideals of liberty, freedom, justice, and rugged individualism once stood for.

It looks like Obama is destined to be a big hero in communist Russia.  He may single handedly bring about the demise of capitalism … at least according to Pravda.

American capitalism gone with a whimper

It must be said, that like the breaking of a great dam, the American decent into Marxism is happening with breath taking speed, against the back drop of a passive, hapless sheeple, excuse me dear reader, I meant people.

True, the situation has been well prepared on and off for the past century, especially the past twenty years. The initial testing grounds was conducted upon our Holy Russia and a bloody test it was. But we Russians would not just roll over and give up our freedoms and our souls, no matter how much money Wall Street poured into the fists of the Marxists.

Those lessons were taken and used to properly prepare the American populace for the surrender of their freedoms and souls, to the whims of their elites and betters.

First, the population was dumbed down through a politicized and substandard education system based on pop culture, rather then the classics. Americans know more about their favorite TV dramas than the drama in DC that directly affects their lives. They care more for their “right” to choke down a McDonalds burger or a BurgerKing burger than for their constitutional rights. Then they turn around and lecture us about our rights and about our “democracy”. Pride blinds the foolish.

Then their faith in God was destroyed, until their churches, all tens of thousands of different “branches and denominations” were for the most part little more then Sunday circuses and their televangelists and top protestant mega preachers were more then happy to sell out their souls and flocks to be on the “winning” side of one pseudo Marxist politician or another. Their flocks may complain, but when explained that they would be on the “winning” side, their flocks were ever so quick to reject Christ in hopes for earthly power. Even our Holy Orthodox churches are scandalously liberalized in America.

The final collapse has come with the election of Barack Obama. His speed in the past three months has been truly impressive. His spending and money printing has been a record setting, not just in America’s short history but in the world. If this keeps up for more then another year, and there is no sign that it will not, America at best will resemble the Wiemar Republic and at worst Zimbabwe.

These past two weeks have been the most breath taking of all. First came the announcement of a planned redesign of the American Byzantine tax system, by the very thieves who used it to bankroll their thefts, loses and swindles of hundreds of billions of dollars. These make our Russian oligarchs look little more then ordinary street thugs, in comparison. Yes, the Americans have beat our own thieves in the shear volumes. Should we congratulate them?

These men, of course, are not an elected panel but made up of appointees picked from the very financial oligarchs and their henchmen who are now gorging themselves on trillions of American dollars, in one bailout after another. They are also usurping the rights, duties and powers of the American congress (parliament). Again, congress has put up little more then a whimper to their masters.

Then came Barack Obama’s command that GM’s (General Motor) president step down from leadership of his company. That is correct, dear reader, in the land of “pure” free markets, the American president now has the power, the self given power, to fire CEOs and we can assume other employees of private companies, at will. Come hither, go dither, the centurion commands his minions..

So it should be no surprise, that the American president has followed this up with a “bold” move of declaring that he and another group of unelected, chosen stooges will now redesign the entire automotive industry and will even be the guarantee of automobile policies. I am sure that if given the chance, they would happily try and redesign it for the whole of the world, too. Prime Minister Putin, less then two months ago, warned Obama and UK’s Blair, not to follow the path to Marxism, it only leads to disaster. Apparently, even though we suffered 70 years of this Western sponsored horror show, we know nothing, as foolish, drunken Russians, so let our “wise” Anglo-Saxon fools find out the folly of their own pride.

Again, the American public has taken this with barely a whimper…but a “freeman” whimper.

So, should it be any surprise to discover that the Democratically controlled Congress of America is working on passing a new regulation that would give the American Treasury department the power to set “fair” maximum salaries, evaluate performance and control how private companies give out pay raises and bonuses? Senator Barney Franks, a social pervert basking in his homosexuality (of course, amongst the modern, enlightened American societal norm, as well as that of the general West, homosexuality is not only not a looked down upon life choice, but is often praised as a virtue) and his Marxist enlightenment, has led this effort. He stresses that this only affects companies that receive government monies, but it is retroactive and taken to a logical extreme, this would include any company or industry that has ever received a tax break or incentive.

The Russian owners of American companies and industries should look thoughtfully at this and the option of closing their facilities down and fleeing the land of the Red as fast as possible. In other words, divest while there is still value left.

The proud American will go down into his slavery with out a fight, beating his chest and proclaiming to the world, how free he really is. The world will only snicker.

Stanislav Mishin

The article has been reprinted with the kind permission from the author and originally appears on his blog, Mat Rodina

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Maybe it is time for another AMERICAN REVOLUTION!

1 Out Of 100 Americans Are Criminals

1 Out Of 100 Americans Are In Prison

Wow! One in one hundred Americans are in prison according to the recently released Pew Center on the state’s report. That is about 2, 319, 000 Americans. That makes the U.S. the number one criminal incarcerating nation of the world. according to the report, behind China and Russia. Thats just awful, unless of course, those 2, 319,000 chose to break the law.

Folks, you do have a choice here! You do not have to break the law! I know … Oh Crap … here he goes with the personal responsibility thing again!

And yes, there are some innocent people in our prisons … we know that. It is not a perfect system like China’s or Russia’s prison system. We should pattern our prison system after theirs, don’t you think? It would certainly lower the number of Americans that are incarcerated.

Chinese Prison

For some crimes, in China they just shoot you and then bill your family for the bullet. That certainly cuts down on the need for beds in prisons … doesn’t it.

According to World Fact Book of Criminal Justice Systems, the legal system of the People’s Republic of China is typically Marxist. As declared under the first article of the Criminal Law, Marxist -Leninist – Mao Zedong Thought are the guiding principles of the present law.

The legislators in the People’s Republic of China view laws,especially criminal laws, as the tool of the ruling class (synonymous with the state), to be used as a coercive force to repress the ruled. The criminal law represents the interests of the ruling class, which defines certain acts as crime. Hmmm … we need that thinking here … sounds like its right down Hillary Clinton’s alley!

Russian Prison

Or … maybe we should pattern our prison system after Russia’s! According to BBC correspondent, Emma Simpson, Russia jails a greater proportion of its people than any other major country; apart from the America that is.

According to the latest figures from the Russian Government, there are 829,000 people serving prison sentences. Conditions are extremely harsh. Many of these old Soviet era institutions are crumbling and badly under-funded. Prisoners also stand a strong chance of becoming seriously ill. Despite some progress, Russian prisons remain a breeding ground for disease. More than 50,000 inmates have tuberculosis, there are 35,000 people with HIV and there are nearly 90,000 drug addicts.

Sounds wonderful … maybe some of our inmates would like to transfer!

Seriously, folks. In America … you do have a choice! You do not have to go to prison. You can live your life obeying the laws of this country. If people choose to break the law, whether it be 50 people or 2,319,000, they should be in prison, albeit for varying lengths of time depending on the crime. People who decide to break the law and then whine and complain because they have to face the punishment get no sympathy from me!

American Prisons

Do you want to keep more Americans out of our prisons? Then stop teaching our kids that there is no such thing as right and wrong. Instead, we should be teaching them that there is such a thing as moral and/or immoral behavior, … it is not all relative! Make them go out side and play tag, sandlot baseball, backyard basketball … whatever … learn some social skills … and stop them from staying inside all day long playing violent video games like Grand Theft Auto, Doom, Killer 7, and God of War!

Grand Theft Auto

Thought I would just mention that, on the other side of the coin, the Department of Justice’s data show that as our prisons have filled, crime rates plummeted.

Speaking of Criminal

Did you know that the “Christian” church that Barack Obama attends in Chicago, Trinity United Church of Christ, presented Louis Farrakhan, the leader of the Black Muslim group, Nation of Islam, with the Rev. Jeremiah Wright Man Of The Year Award?

World Trade Center

Or …that the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, on September 12, 2001, stated that it was the fault of the United States that terrorists flew civilian airliners into the World Trade Center

Erik Rush

Sean Hannity stated that “many” call Trinity “separatist,” adding that “in some cases, even drawing comparisons to a cult.” Guest Erik Rush, a columnist for the conservative website WorldNetDaily, said that the church’s “scary doctrine” is something that you’d see in a cult or a extreme right-wing Aryan Brethren Church or something similar to that.

Erik Rush went on to say,”I would go beyond saying that they’re Afrocentric. They’re African-centric. They refer to themselves as an African people, and that somewhat disturbs me from the viewpoint of, well, do they consider themselves Americans? Do they consider themselves Christians? Are they worshiping Christ? Are they worshiping African things black?”

Is it a Christan church, or a huge black nationalist church? The pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, unabashedly preaches a “black” gospel. This is an excerpt from one of Rev. Wright’s sermons:

  • “Fact number one: We’ve got more black men in prison than there are in college,” he intones.
  • “Fact number two: Racism is how this country was founded and how this country is still run!”
  • “We are deeply involved in the importing of drugs, the exporting of guns and the training of professional KILLERS. . .
  • “We believe in white supremacy and black inferiority and believe it more than we believe in God. . . . We conducted radiation experiments on our own people. . . . We care nothing about human life if the ends justify the means!”

The crowd whoops and amens as Wright builds to his climax:

  • “And … And … And! GAWD! Has GOT! To be SICK! OF THIS SHIT!”

This certainly doesn’t sound like any Church I have ever worshiped in, but then again, perhaps I have led a sheltered life.

Sean Hannity’s co-host Alan Colmes asked: “Are you questioning Barack Obama’s Christianity?”

Rush responded simply: “Yeah.”