Global Skywatch

Amazon and anonymity – incompatible concepts

Last week I published my essay, “you buy the product, or are the product“. Today I am supplementing the concept with a quote and link to a Breitbart article on protecting yourself when shopping via Amazon. I do not want to discourage anyone from doing exactly as the Breitbart article recommends, but if you think Amazon or any of the pyramid companies will allow you privacy I have a bridge to sell along with some Montana coastal property. Living in the hinterlands, we use Amazon a lot, but not with any delusions of anonymity. The headline link below will take you to the Breitbart article. I quote the first little bit of it underneath. Protect Your Privacy on Amazon by […]

not my job, mon

The MSU Marga Hosaeus Fitness Center suffered a complete roof collapse in the center’s south gym in early March, followed just days later by the collapse of the roof in the center’s north gym. The engineering college dean at Montana State University says he doesn’t see the collapse of two gym roofs on campus as a failure by engineers who designed the buildings. Golly, who could have predicted snow would fall in Montana??? Engineers and engineering students get participation awards in the form of college diplomas and certificates of achievement. It is unfair to the ignorant, stupid, the halt and the lame to demand results commensurate with their titles. We had that ugly system where engineering and architecture were populated […]

New Zealand fakeout

How do you know a staged event from a real one? When the perpetrators pull out all the stops to hide evidence of the event from the public. No further proof is needed, but tons of it is out there. Over the next couple of weeks the evidence from genuine investigative reporters and analysts will come out. Use your head. Much of what you hear, see and read will be fake. Trust is earned. So is distrust. A teenager faces 14 years in prison for re-posting the New Zealand mosque shooting The teen faces two charges: one of sharing the live-stream and a second for posting a photograph of one of the mosque’s attacked with the message “target acquired” along […]

Spring Equinox

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 is the spring equinox. Do something special to celebrate. Mark that day in some memorable fashion. Your wall calendars and media will call today “first day of spring” or some other trivializing phrase, as if it is a meaningless Hallmark holiday. Do not confuse it with other fabricated events on your pre-printed calendar. Mankind has paid attention to solstices and equinoxes throughout our history. The days have been getting longer since the winter solstice, and will continue growing until the summer solstice June 21st. Wednesday is exactly half-way in between. It defines the shift from snow-cold-snow-cold to robins, flowers, butterflies and shedding jackets during the day. Pessimists say The Bitterroot has three seasons: snow, flood and […]

One Hundred Heads

from the Sipsey Street Irregulars Folks, You have no idea how humbling the response as been to Absolved and this website. These are serious issues. Issues that, in the fullness of time, could get people killed. Yet what I write apparently resonates with people because God has given me a talent for expressing what they have long believed. All of my work has been motivated by a desire to avoid conflict over these principles we hold so dear. If I bluntly warn liberal politicians, media types and academics of the folly of their proposals, it is because I don’t want my children and grandchildren to have to suffer the ghastly experience of civil war. It has always been my belief […]

North Carolina county declares itself a gun sanctuary

One down, 3,141 to go. If your county is anything other than Cherokee County, North Carolina you need to contact your county rulers to explain local control and the original separation of powers defined by The Constitution of These United States. I promise to do my fair share. Will you? from the American Thinker By Rick Moran The Board of Commissioners in Cherokee County in North Carolina has passed a resolution — largely symbolic — declaring the county a “gun sanctuary.” The gist of the resolution: Furthermore, any regulation of the right to keep and bear arms or affiliated firearm rights that violates the Second, Ninth, Tenth, or Fourteenth amendments to the US Constitution, that violates Article I, Sections 5, […]

popular class

Turnout for the Spring 2019 ham radio class first day was outstanding. Icing on the cake is that a highly-knowledgable, skilled, professional teacher is bringing his young son to every class. I could not ask for a better co-teacher. Sixteen students and two instructors filled the Darby Library meeting room. They came from all over Ravalli County most planning to earn their FCC Technician license, but a few will be testing for the next level, the General class. I’m studying double: their book to insure good mentoring every Saturday plus the Amateur Extra manual so I can take the third and final step up the amateur radio licensing ladder when we all test in May. My drafted co-teacher came from […]

You want the brain tumor to just go away?

The dreaded, crushing words, “Inoperable brain tumor” are in modern medicine a death sentence. However, people who step outside the AMA box have had startling “good luck”. Before I would let them have their way with radiation treatments that sometimes work when they don’t kill the patient, I would be researching alternatives. My first step is always to use an Internet search engine whose results are not rigged. Unlike the 800-pound-gorilla of websearch and information technology, DuckDuckGo does not censor, slant results, or add every search you make to a dossier with your name on it. So go to DuckDuckGo and ask, “inoperable brain tumor shrinks” or something like that. In the results you already know what mainstream AMA medicine […]

dropping weather bombs around the world

In 1947 USofA top military brass announced their hope to control the weather as a weapon system more powerful than any potential on the horizon. The HAARP (High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program) facility in Gakona, Alaska was operated by the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Navy, the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) from 1993 through 2015. Many observers say HAARP can and has been used for weather modification, to cause earthquakes and tsunamis, to disrupt global communications systems, and more. Some people thought shutting the Alaskan facility down meant the end of USAF, USN, DARPA weather manipulation … Dreamers. Twenty two years of research and development gave them a dozen functioning models […]

Bitterroot Ham class starts Saturday

I am reposting this to catch any stragglers. Response has been good enough to assure the class will take place. I will know in a few days how many new FCC license holders will be testing mid-May. One thing that holds many potential licensed hams back is their lack of electronics, radio, electrical or related background. I absolutely promise that electro-mechanical incompetents can and do pass this test. Another question I get is the expense. Paperback Technician Manuals are $30. Spiral-bound are $33. The testing session costs $17. Passing your first test earns you the FCC Technician license with no further costs between now and renewal ten years from now. Radios can be purchased for $25. It goes up…up…up from […]

you buy the product, or are the product

Modern robber barrons have something in common besides hyper wealth and power. I will highlight the key ingredient in the definition below. The Rise of Robber Barons As the United States transformed into an industrial society with little regulation of business, it was possible for small numbers of men to dominate crucial industries. Conditions which favored vast accumulations of wealth included the extensive natural resources being discovered as the country expanded, the enormous potential work force of immigrants arriving in the country, and the general acceleration of business in the years following the Civil War. Railroad builders in particular, needing political influence to build their railways, became adept at influencing politicians through the use of lobbyists, or in some cases, […]

on being a free man

The difference between doing what you want and doing what you have to do is accomplished simply by wanting to do what you must. Being ordered to take out the trash, haul firewood, build shelves, shovel snow or rotate the tires are jobs or chores. These are assignments given to children that they may be useful and contribute to family well-being, or to employees who exchange work for pay. However, the free man does these of his own volition in a priority order that makes sense to him. Those with fortunate finances can contract work they are either can’t or don’t want to do themselves. Those with less inspiration are free to live in squalor. It has always been such. […]

3-D printed air car plans – $300

I have an idea for a new business. I need a little help from the federal government, but this is going to be worth it. My business model says I’ll sell 4 million of these plans. Income = $1,200,000,000. I’ll send 20% to key politicians “for campaign finances”. Outgo = $240,000,000. They will create a special “Air Car Court” to deal with any claims or liability issues that arrise. Because it is so hard to estimate, you understand. If my cars fail to fly, crash a lot, kill a lot of people … ya’know all that stuff that can’t be helped… we will have a special court that understands the situation, can cover the costs by printing money, and can […]

flood warning

This epic snow will go somewhere when it melts. Are the ‘somewheres’ in your area going to handle that easily or should you be making plans for flooding? As I mentioned in The Blizzard of ’19 saga continues on March 1st, this unnatural heavy snow is setting us up for a special spring melt season. Here in The Bitterroot we stand at 143% of a normal water year. That is one piece of the flooding risk matrix. There is a large potential flow for our river. The threat gets REAL when warm rains bring the snow down in too big of a hurry for the river banks to contain. ——– the KPAX article warns ——– Ravalli County residents urged […]