Thursday, March 18, 2010

The USMC Rules for Gun Fighting


Great rules, except for the 25th one that I don't agree :D

1. Bring a gun. Preferably, bring at least two guns. Bring
all of your friends who have guns.

2. Anything worth shooting is worth shooting twice. Ammo
is cheap. Life is expensive.

3. Only hits count. The only thing worse than a miss is a slow miss.

4. If your shooting stance is good, you're probably not
moving fast enough nor using cover correctly.

5. Move away from your attacker. Distance is your friend.
(Lateral and diagonal movement are preferred.)

6. If you can choose what to bring to a gunfight, bring a long
gun and a friend with a long gun.

7. In ten years nobody will remember the details of caliber,
stance, or tactics. They will only remember who lived.

8. If you are not shooting, you should be communicating,
reloading, and running.

9. Accuracy is relative: most combat shooting standards will
be more dependent on "pucker factor" than the inherent
accuracy of the gun.

10. Use a gun that works EVERY TIME. "All skill is in vain when
an Angel pisses in the flintlock of your musket."

11. Someday someone may kill you with your own gun, but they
should have to beat you to death with it because it is empty.

12. Always cheat; always win. The only unfair fight is the one you lose.

13. Have a plan.

14. Have a back-up plan, because the first one won't work.

15. Use cover or concealment as much as possible.

16. Flank your adversary when possible. Protect yours.

17. Don't drop your guard.

18. Always tactical load and threat scan 360 degrees.

19. Watch their hands. Hands kill! (In God we trust. Everyone
else, keep your hands where I can see them).

20. Decide to be aggressive ENOUGH, quickly ENOUGH.

21. The faster you finish the fight, the less shot you will get.

22. Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you

23. Be courteous to everyone, friendly to no one.

24. Your number one Option for Personal Security is a lifelong
commitment to avoidance, deterrence, and de-escalation.

25. Do not attend a gunfight with a handgun, the caliber of which
does not start with a ".4"

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Exponential Growth

I'm watching the crash course from
"The Crash Course seeks to provide you with a baseline understanding of the economy so that
you can better appreciate the risks that we all face"
Chapter 3 talks about exponential growth, as I talked about the population growth a few days ago I
think this short video is a nice complement to it.

The second video, chapter 4, shows in a really simple way why is soo important to understand
exponential growth because with it the action really only heats up in the last few moments.


Friday, March 5, 2010

The End Of A Nation

Epic truth, this is whats going on in Argentina lately.

"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one
person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The
government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from
somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the
other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good
to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about
the end of any nation. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."

Dr. Adrian Rogers, 1931 - 2005
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