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4/19/13

Random Bits - Boston, Sale, Open Call for Logo/Banner Design

Boston
Pretty crazy happenings in Boston. As I type this, they're reporting the remaining brother is surrounded with possible shots fired. He's probably not long for this world...EDIT: Looks like they got him, alive. Musta ran out of bombs, ammo or the jihaddi will. We'll see where the media circus takes this.

My guesstimate for Al Queda sympathizing extremists looks to be fairly close. Surprising that they were able to ID the bombers as quickly as they did, though apparently the brothers didn't bother to bug out from Boston or take measures to avoid confrontation with police. Some of the family members are saying that it's a big conspiracy...which, well we'll see. Though engaging in a gun battle with police and lobbing home made hand grenades at them does not bode well for that theory.

The citywide lock down was fairly unprecedented, and of course brings up the questions of what you would do in that kind of scenario. Most people have enough food for at least a day or two in their home, and utilities were not cut off, so it's not a major hardship in that way. More concerning would be having a running gun fight break out in my neighborhood or having the lone, armed and desperate brother barge into my house and attempt to take my family hostage.

Solution to the first is knowing where you can take cover in your home. Exterior walls do not do a whole lot to stop bullets. Thick stacks of books/bookcases will do a pretty good job. Having a bathtub or heavy appliance between you and the gun fire would be a heck of a lot better than nothing, too. Stay low, keep your head down.

And, the solution to having a terrorist bust into your home is owning home defense firearms and knowing how to use 'em. Problem solving with hot lead.

Shotgun Cards
SKD Tac is having a 4 for the price of 3 sale on multicam Esstac Shotgun Cards, which I just reviewed a couple days ago. Awesome way to organize reloads for your gauge for not a lot of money. Here's the deal >

Call for Artist/Graphic Designer
I'm looking for a new banner design and logo for the blog. Probably a little less intense and foreboding. If you've got skills and can deliver high quality image files, e-mail me over your design portfolio and rate to teotwawki.blog@gmail.com. If I'm interested by what I see, we'll chat more.

2 comments :

  1. Homegrown aliens ...Invite them in as children..Cloth, feed and send them to the finest schools...All on tax dollars...It depresses me that we spend a dollar on the rest of the world and can't take care of our own elderly or give our own children the same advantages...Wake up America...Mean people suck ...
    And Brother Alex, the logo, Fringe?

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  2. Alex,

    As I said when then new logo came up, I liked the old one so much better. I liked it because the scene was cold, barren, destitute and unwelcoming without any.....fear mongering (sorry cannot find the right word here as you and your sight are not about that but the word I am looking for is close). It always struck me as a very real scene many may face in the event of a TEOTWAWKI event! Thus, it tied so well to your site and your message. Be Ready! Be Prepared! Learn, Plan and Organize! It added a tangible visual connection to the words being read on your site and helped to further the point of your message. I voiced my “meeehhh” reaction with the doom and gloom nature of the new banner when it first came out, but I am not here for the banners. Not that the old banner did not give one a sense of foreboding, it did, but in a very non-deliberate way. In my humble opinion, I think you nailed it perfectly the first time. Please go back to the former banner. It worked very well without making the site feel.....Cold War Warrior, circa 1980. Please accept my humble opinion in the manner it was meant, respectful and appreciative for all you do here.

    -DB

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