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Noted in Passing: Large Groups of Rogue Amish Loot Philadelphia at Will

How you gonna keep ’em down on the farm after they’ve seen Philly?

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  • Mike Anderson September 25, 2022, 2:17 PM

    Two more things to add to my no-go list:
    * WaWa stores
    * Philadelphia

  • ghostsniper September 25, 2022, 2:28 PM

    Feral 2 legged animals meant to be shot on sight.
    I saw one a few months ago, in a city, from about 100 feet away.
    Note to self: Get another 2 mag pouch for my belt.
    Can’t have too much ammo.

    • Mike Austin September 25, 2022, 4:48 PM

      “Too much ammo.” Nope. Not possible. Seven billion people on earth. To double tap each of them means 14 billion rounds of ammo are needed. Add some misses and such, and we come to around 15 billion rounds of ammo needed—for each gun owner. Sounds about right.

      • ThisIsNotNutella September 25, 2022, 5:15 PM

        Perhaps if you ask the Chinese nicely, they might manufacture them for you. 1 Chinaman: 10 rounds. Sorted.

        • Mike Austin September 25, 2022, 6:21 PM

          My WASR-10 AK uses Tula ammo from Russia. Hard to get now, although I stocked up before the recent unpleasantness in Ukraine.

          • ghostsniper September 25, 2022, 6:31 PM

            You must be talking .308 because I got a 1000 rds of Tula 5.56 a month ago.
            First time to buy that brand (steel case) and I never will again.
            That 1000 rds was packaged in 20 rd boxes and each rd was inside a paper sleeve.

            I keep all my 5.56 loose in ammo boxes, with dessicants and Maglula loaders, so that it is ready to install in mags in a moments notice. Took about 45 mins to unload all that paperwork. It was $329 + free shipping so I can’t complain too much. LAX Ammo.

            • Mike Austin September 25, 2022, 6:39 PM

              That’s the one. I have a bunch of Bulgarian magazines filled with Tula, and bins stuffed with those 20 round boxes. I’ve shot my AK dozens of times. It’s rickety but has never failed.

              • ghostsniper September 26, 2022, 4:55 AM

                In light of current events I’ve been thinking about getting an AK. Start getting familiar with the platform.

                • Mike Austin September 26, 2022, 6:10 AM

                  I bought my Romanian WASR-10 AK for $550 about ten years ago. It has beautiful wooden furniture, and I put a new trigger on it. Now they cost $900 and up—if you can even find them.

  • jwm September 25, 2022, 2:29 PM

    I can call up a fragment of memory, from early in my single-digit years, of sitting in a Methodist Sunday school class and being taught about the plight of the “Amish”. There was something called, “Discrimination”, which we were never supposed to do.

    Like every Boomer here I grew up being taught that the plight of the “Amish” was due to white folks like us doing discrimination. Later I learned that what was holding back the “Amish” was “Prejudice”, which we were never supposed to have. Soon enough it was “Stereotyping” keeping the “Amish” poor, and miserable, and if only we’d stop doing that, then the Amish would be just like us.

    Well, we stopped the discriminating, the prejudicing, and the stereotyping, only to find out that it was “Amishism” all along that caused those poor souls to rape, steal, burn, riot, murder, and hate us freely without guilt.

    Someone told me that most of the “Amish”, have IQs bordering on mental retardation, and a near-total lack of impulse control. They said that most of the “Amish” in the continent they came from live like cavemen, that they never even discovered the wheel on their own. What nonsense. It’s all our fault, and always will be.


    • Mike Austin September 25, 2022, 4:50 PM

      Those damn Amish can get away with what they do only until the arrival of the civil war. After that, their behavior will radically change. Dead men can’t dance—or rap.

    • ThisIsNotNutella September 25, 2022, 5:18 PM

      Amish + Eskimos –> Binary Bioweapon.

      • Mike Austin September 25, 2022, 6:22 PM

        Amish + Eskimo = Johnny Winter.

        • ghostsniper September 25, 2022, 6:35 PM

          Eskimo’s are what Japanese ladies wear, right?

          • ThisIsNotNutella September 25, 2022, 8:58 PM

            Japanese Ladies always pay full retail. So that does not compute.

            Imperial Japanese Military Intelligence once had a plan to populate Manchukuo with Eskimos to ‘grow the economy’. They called it the Fugu (delicious but deadly if mishandled puffer fish) Plan in full knowledge that this could be a double-edged sword. Proof that the most crazed emperor worshipper could still have a sense of humor.

          • Casey Klahn September 26, 2022, 6:18 AM

            Among the toughest, and very possibly the toughest, US Army officers I ever knew was an Eskimo Scout. Ft Benning, GA, near and over hundred degrees every day, high heat bulb muggy, dood exercised PT with the rest of us but never broke a sweat. His pores were welded shut by the Alaskan cold. SOB never complained not even a little; stoic as a mutha. After I guess 3 months of that his pores did open and he sweated all the pent-up sweat he’d been holding back.

            It was my understanding that Eskimo Scouts did not go to basic training like the rest of us mortals, and so this advance infantry officer school was possibly my friend’s only trip to Ft Benning.

            The rest of us (Christians and Amish officers) bitched like normal mortals and readied ourselves for that great war that was to come in Germany against Ivan the Barbarian. We had 3.5 armed services, and Ivan had seven. In my particular realm (mechanized infantry) I would be facing 4:1 odds on my easiest day, should Ivan come across the Fulda Gap. Ivan was 10 feet tall and ate fish and drank only vodka.

            Turns out that was complete bullshit. Ivan was actually 4 feet tall and all his training money was going to generals and oligarchs snorting coke off hooker tits in Tortuga. Ivan was a paper tiger. His Field Manuals were fearsome, though. His pre-internet use of the information space was strong at that time.

            Now, I wouldn’t even hire Ivan to mall cop at a Wa WA store.

            • Mike Austin September 26, 2022, 9:20 AM

              Some Austrian guy and his advisors had the same opinion of Ivan:

              “Hitler and his commander in chief, Keitel thought that Russian soldiers were sub-humans and were not able to fight for long. “It will be a short campaign!” cried Hitler in June 1941, “In 4 weeks my tanks will be in Moscow!””

              And speaking of the USSR—which was obviously full of Ivans—that Austrian said: “You only have to kick in the door and the whole rotten structure will come crashing down.”

              How did that work out?

  • Princess Cutekitten September 25, 2022, 10:22 PM

    I liked the lady at the deli who calmly continued placing her order in the midst of chaos. I hope she made it home all right.

    I wonder what local ordinances are on keeping big scary-looking watchdogs? If Germans survive dogs in food-service areas, so can Americans. That way, if a group of people decide to trash the store, you just turn Fluffy and Cupcake loose and let the jerks argue it out with the mastiffs. My money is on the four-footers. The Wawa company might have to have the politicians it owns change the liability laws so that when Cupcake chews up some butthead, he (the butthead, that is) will not be entitled to a big civil settlement, but I think the Cutekitten Guard Dog Plan has potential.

    • ThisIsNotNutella September 26, 2022, 1:50 AM

      In my long-gone South African childhood everyone had a dog which knew what to do when unfamiliar Amish ventured onto the property.

      So dogs do work.

      So might high-pressure mayonnaise blasters.

  • Whitehall September 25, 2022, 10:26 PM

    “The pumps won’t work ’cause the Vandals took the handles.”

    That Dylan line seems to fit here.

    • ThisIsNotNutella September 26, 2022, 1:53 AM

      Plus the Goths pillaged the cloths.

      Never rains but it pours.

      You don’t wanna know what the Huns did to their bums.

  • Univ of Saigon 68 September 26, 2022, 6:04 AM

    We here in the Philly area don’t like to call them Amish. It has negative connotations. We call them ‘youths.’

  • Jack September 26, 2022, 6:49 AM

    It would be appropriate for half a dozen well armed men to walk into that store, calmly lock the doors and begin to sweep it clean of ery’thang regardless of gender or size.

    In reality, WaWa and every local grocery store should pull their plugs and close every facility it has in every Amish community. Let them starve to death. While we’re at it, close everything that might benefit them.

    • Mike Austin September 26, 2022, 7:36 AM

      When our long anticipated “spicy times” arrive, EBT cards will all show zero. The Amish will loot all nearby stores, then trucks will stop delivering food and such. The Amish will then swarm into the suburbs—you know, where all the non-Amish folks live.

      Have you ever seen a turkey shoot?

      • azlibertarian September 26, 2022, 2:14 PM

        “When our long anticipated ‘spicey times’ arrive, EBT cards will all show zero….”

        When the “spicey times” arrive, it won’t be just EBT cards that show zero. Anything coming from or guaranteed by the .gov is also in this same danger. Social Security? Yep. Medicare? Sure. IRS refunds? Of course. Pensions? Natch. Pretty much everything. They’re going to force us into a CBDC, and from there they control everyone. In those circumstances, few of us would be very far from behaving as we see with these “Amish yoots”.

        This video is valuable, but stay until 1:30.

        • ghostsniper September 27, 2022, 4:44 AM

          At that point I’ll be using a “dual” system.
          One for them and another for me and everybody else.
          Hey look! There an ever expanding black market ahead, just around the corner!

  • Dirk September 26, 2022, 8:14 AM

    Boys, only a fool underestimates his enemies abilities. They may be buffoons,,,, but the potential for someone stubbing their toe, will be real. Fight smart.

    • ThisIsNotNutella September 26, 2022, 6:10 PM

      Even so (fighting smart) it will be one hell of a learning curve. Lots of unimaginables and unknown unknowns this time out. There’s never been anything quite like what’s coming down the pike — although Spanish Civil War Day Zero Kickoff has some lessons. Still they didn’t have big data and ubiquitous surveillance tech.