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Had this one sent to me, unknown author. Not my work, but it definitely strikes a chord with me. True freedom requires that one be ready and able to defend one's own life and the lives of one's family and neighbors...and country. Cops usually react after the fact, and governments are often mass-murderers. Take responsibility for your own existence.

Whew! That's a bit heavy. I'll need to get back to the fun stuff in a little while.
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:iconmadgahst:
Madgahst Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014
Do you realize that no amount of weapon make's an effective army ?

Do you realize that paranoia and guns are really a bad mix ?

Do you realize that taking responsibility to his own existence is to accept the consequence of his own choice of life ?

Do you even realize that governement is actually helping to feed you and living ?

I think not.
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yellowplasma Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So true and so eloquently, powerfully stated! I remind people that ONLY governments kill MILLIONS of people. ONLY governments make entire villages disappear. ONLY governments have control over EVERYONE and EVERYTHING... but ONLY if we leave them with all the power.
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CaspianSeaMonster Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The photography is property of Oleg Volk and the quote has been completely discredited; Yamamoto never actually said that.
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Master-of-the-Boot Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Well, never mind the hordes of hillbillies with ak-47 and M-16's, there's the US's nuclear arsenal and its massive army. For the love of God, they spend more money on their army than China.

Not to mention that invading the continent would be a massive logistical undertaking of epic proportions.
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NigNag Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011
Outstanding
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alpharalph Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011
Thanks much for your comment and the fave!
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NigNag Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011
Right on the money
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Starlow-FTW Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010
Yes. The founding fathers knew that one day, Americans would have to use the second amendment. I hope I never have to see that day, but one day, we will, but the question is; did we already surrender our rights?
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Gryphon2001 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010
As a Lieutenant in the Imperial Navy in the 20's, when Japan and the U.S. were allies, Yamamoto was sent on an Officer's Exchange program to Washington. After riding 3 Days and 2 Nights on non-stop Trains from San Fransisco, he wrote to a Friend and said "I pray
that we Never go to War with America, for they
will Crush Us." He was the Only Imperial
Officer when the War started to have visited
here, and therefore knew just how Big their
enemy was... He knew Japan would Lose.
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hmsnike Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
I don't imagine he was a very happy man when he was told they were going to go to war anyway, knowing - at the time - what it would cost. Unfortunately for him, being right in the end might not have been much comfort when it was over - even had he survived the war.

One of the bitterest ironies about war: By and large, they are fought by basically decent people who believe they're doing the right thing. On both sides.
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Gryphon2001 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
There was a much bigger 'cultural disconnect' between the U.S. and Japanese that Europe... My Grandfather (mother's Father) was from Germany and signed up for the Navy (with his 5 Brothers) to be eligible for Citizenship (if they Survived). They all expected to go and fight the 'homies from the 'hood',but instead, 4 went to the Pacifc Theater to fight the'japs'. Great Uncle Stephan got assigned to a Destroyer on Convoy in the North Atlantic; the 'Boyz from the hood' in U-156 sent him to Davey Jones' Locker within sight of Nova Scotia...
My Grandfather was on an Assault Transport (LST, Landing Ship, Tanks, one of the Big Transports that would Run Up onto the Beach, under Fire) and He was all over the Pacific Theater for 3 years (with 62 Days Off) and if you have ever heard the phrase of
"Bloody Tarawa" that was because the Water in the Lagoon was Red from the Blood of the Guys who didn't make it to the Beach... 3 Days Later when the Coral Reef was Dynamited so the LST's could get in...
So My Grandfather told us Kids that "Atom Bombs are the Best Thing since Sliced Bread", and that was because He was on the way to Invade Japan when the War ended.
(In the Work I do, I managed to meet Paul Tibbets (Commander of "Enola Gay") and Thanked him for getting My Grandfather Home alive)
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hmsnike Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
You know, I think that may have been a relief for Tibbets. There's a lot of people who'd give him crap for delivering the first of two atom bombs used in war. But if you look at it from the standpoint of lives lost, there were less lives lost in Hiroshima and Nagasaki than would have been lost if we'd had to invade Japan. And before anyone who replies to this says 'but civilians in the cities!', the civilian population of Japanese islands that the US captured would suicide rather than be taken captive - and those on the Japanese mainland were willing to fight the invasion too - suicidal or not. A lot MORE civilians would have been killed without the bombs than with.

Also, my Grandfather - God rest him - was also an immigrant from Germany who fought in WW2 - against the Germans. He spent years in a German POW camp, too.
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Gryphon2001 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
Yeah, and you'd Never Guess what the Colonel said to Me... "Kid, You don't Know how Many Guys like Your Grandfather have Thanked Me for that,
We just happened to Be There to get the Job done..."
He was Vilified for Years by the
commie/leftist/kosher 'media' who acted as a Sovietski Propaganda machine to Frighten people about Nuclear Weapons... Hiroshima and Nagasaki have been Rebuilt so completely that you'd Never Tell what had happened if it wasn't for the Memorials that the commies keep up there... Hey, anybody who
Whines about 'hiroshima', well, look it up, it was AND STILL IS like Baltimore, Maryland, this HUGE Seaport/Shipyard/Steel/Mill
City, a LEGITIMATE TARGET in War.
Shipyard Workers? Steel Mill Workers? Railway Personnel? ENEMY COMBATANTS, BITCHEZ!, THIS IS MECHWAR!!!
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blambajzm111 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010
good to see sum gun lovers back on heir !!
good GOD that onebad ass shot gun !!
great pic man !!
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HectorDefendi-Light Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
There are LOTS of gun lovers on D.A. (Like Me) lol
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blambajzm111 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
good to hear ,but shhhh the NSA could be watching :iconparanoidplz:
but i have to say ,i actually love guns ,older models in particular,it just sucks how unfriendly the new gun world is to older models. current rounds can damage older guns because of how different rounds are today than back in the 50s and such.
i found a Mauser NOT just a regular one this was a WW2 Nazi Mauser with all the signs and markings and the pawn shop was selling it for 200 !!!!!
(they also had an authentic type 99 Arisaka with a spring ejecting bolt but who wants to spend the time hunting down 7.7mm rounds... Oh and IT cost 150)
and my buddy bought a 20 gauge bolt action shot gun. :iconholyshitplz:
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HectorDefendi-Light Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
WOW..., lol... I commented back in Feb, an' Ya just got back to me. Better late than never, eh? lol...
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blambajzm111 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
well im gonna sum up why i didn't text u back sooner in a few words .
#1:i live in Alabama .(no steady work)
#2:Nick Saban makes all the money and he only invests it into football and the University.(im broke)
#3: .... an.. er .. i live in Alabama.(its like New Jersey but worse)
#4:churches down here are better than most schools.(school system=shit)
the state fucks us pretty much ,i hate my state government almost more than the federal government ,and the puritans down here just make it worse.
uuuhhh and my grand paw died so ive been busy.

also just a real question ,were you live do you have to have car insurance?(can u get put in jail for having no car insurance)
cause down here the cops and justice system can milk you like a cow for money if u don't have car insurance.
also im not trying to be boring or depressing.(people just dont like to talk on this web site and i do)
i actually think its funny,that's why im bringing it up.
i wish people could hear the sarcasm in my voice when i text.

and the real reason i haven't been here is because i actually don't like DA that much ive mostly been on FA.
i fucking hate censorship.
and FA is absolutely fun DA just has to many trolls and drama an B.S.
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HectorDefendi-Light Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Cool, cool..., and... cool. BTW, I just watched/friended You, so... if'n Ya like, watched/friended. You seem to be quite cool, and funny :)
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blambajzm111 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
the deed has been duun!
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HectorDefendi-Light Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Heh... :)
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JamesE82 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010
Does she have a boyfriend? :love: And that Yamamoto sounds like he has a good head on his shoulders… and wants to keep it there.
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philmud Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010
*cough* REDNECK!!
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SupermanLovesAspen Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*cough* true *cough*
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alpharalph Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010
Is that supposed to be pejorative?
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philmud Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010
Not at all :cowboy:
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alpharalph Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010
Cool!
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sharon43210 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009
As a female gun-owner and a hunter, I agree 100% with the above photo.

Having a gun saved my
life from a would-be
attacker, a small handgun.

To quote MARK SCOTT;
"I'd rather get judged in a courtroom by 12, than carried to my grave by 6."...
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ChrisSal Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009
Very true. Now that we have Obama our rights to bear arms is at risk. As for cops they are no longer properly trained in this day and age to use their sidearms correctly AND before the suspect has complied or not. They are now programed to shoot and kill. That's all they seem to know now.
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Geekadee Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009
Actuallly, I wish that were the case. Cops are afraid to use their firarms whrn they really need to.
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Dumaonca Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009
I could not agree more! Long live freedom!
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