Law Enforcement Against Prohibition

Bull*** vetoes

It was a few of the incumbent governor vetoes that inspired me to run for governor. How could anyone be that antagonistic to the people of Montana and still get elected? Here are some that your governor should have supported, endorsed, aided and signed. But the elitist in that Helena chair prevented them from becoming law. (By the way, campaign strategists teach that we should never mention our competition’s name; that we should not contribute to their name recognition. You will notice that other than in quotations I followed that advice in this article.) Campus concealed carry bill HB 240, introduced by Rep. Cary Smith (R-Billings), would have allowed licensed concealed-carry permit holders — who must pass a background check […]

freeze drying economics

Freeze drying is superior food preservation technology that recently became available for home use. Units about the size of a woodstove enable home food preservers to put by meat, vegetables, fruit and completed meals for extremely long storage shelf lives without losing significant nutrient value. Friends of ours bought a freeze dryer and, with numerous batches under their belts, showed off the machine and their results. I am quite impressed with the claims of quality and potential longevity of the food supply. I am also a bit surprised at what has to be learned and the amount of time involved in the process. I am, putting it gently, skeptical of the economics. Today I sat down and crunched the numbers. […]

cannabis in Montana

Imagine trying to run a grocery store, auto shop or dentist office where legislation limited you to serving THREE customers. That is what the legislature and governor did to medical cannabis in Montana. Mind you, this is a substance used by humans for over a thousand years with zero deaths, quite unlike legal pharmaceuticals with very short histories and thousands of deaths every year. In Montana, possession of even a single joint for non-medical purposes can land a person in jail for six months, while possession of 60 grams or more (a little over two ounces) can result in a sentence of up to five years. These stiff marijuana penalties cause related negative consequences. In 2012, there were 1,502 arrests […]

The Final Act will be World War

I watch aghast as the ruling elite set this up smack dab in our faces, yet a tiny percentage of us see. The majority work to see around it; to see the bread and circuses they find partially obscured by a horrifying reality. A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves – Edward R. Murrow Gulching/Self-Sufficiency/Preparedness has never been more relevant. I hope you are still on task. Arabia, Mediterranean, Ukraine, the heart of Africa … they are all humongous lead styphnate primers awaiting contact while the psychopaths bang around with hard metallic objects, breaking stuff for fun and profit completely unaware of the magnitude the destruction they are about to unleash will be. I give a short […]

personal priorities

An online friend posed a couple of questions that got me thinking. Their intent was to inspire finding and focusing personal passion in a income-generating, or work-related setting. I am in the fortunate position of being able to take one step further back from that view. While I am not sharing my personal excursion through this exercise, I am publishing the process. You can apply it to me from your view if you wish, but I am offering it to you for your own purposes that you may be inspired to do the exercise for yourself or others near and dear to you. Find a quiet space and ask yourself: What do I love doing? Just write them in […]

elite control of society has fractured

The Daily Bell published an article excerpted below that is at once both hopeful to those of us watching the show from the skeptics’ bleachers, and freaky to those seeing a picture bigger than they previously saw. The article itself has a lot of truth and insight within. It is very much worth the read. Far more significant, however, are the comments that follow. There, too, in deference to their explicit sharing license, I will excerpt some of the comments but not all. They really want you to go read the whole thing at their website. In my opinion, that is not too much to ask. This article’s contention that they are losing it echoes the opinions of many I […]

candidate questionnaire / response

1. What will be your top three priorities as governor? 2. The Legislative Fiscal Division is warning that revenues are coming in below projections, causing concern for Fiscal Year 2017. The state budget office is much more optimistic. Who do you believe and why? 3. Is it time for Montana to consider steady streams of revenue such as a sales tax? Why or why not? 4. Is infrastructure still a top priority in the next legislative session? What are your plans for the issue? 5. Do you support Medicaid expansion? If you do is it worth the cost? If you don’t, what is your message to the Montanans who have signed up? 6. Do you support efforts being made […]

What in the World are they spraying?

Give this documentary 20 minutes. Highly credible people do an excellent job of sticking to provable, solid facts. What in the World Are They Spraying? We watched it yesterday evening. We agreed to watch only the first bit, then decide to continue or quit. “Keep watching” was our unanimous decision. Very informative, well done, and extremely important to us all. From the page at Top Documentary Films: What in the World Are They Spraying? By now everyone has seen crisscrossing streaks of white clouds trailing behind jet aircraft, stretching from horizon to horizon, eventually turning the sky into a murky haze. Our innate intelligence tells us these are not mere vapor trails from jet engines, but no one yet […]

winning trombone bid

I “won” an eBay auction on a horn I just had to hold. It is probably around a 1950 build from Elkhart, Indiana – a time and place some famously good playing horns came from. For $68 + $38 shipping, I HAD TO take the chance I would score another nice playing horn … I’ve been pretty lucky at buying and restoring lately. It is an American Triumph made by Harry Pedler … the production line and artisans that became Conn, that produced my Conn 6H, among other vintage desirables. My initial straightening of quite badly bent inner slides along with a serious session for upper and lower parts in the bathtub was happily rewarded, but that merely took it […]