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fear of flying

I do not have a fear of flying, but if I did, my family wouldn’t expect me to take an airline trip to visit them. However in their minds “I don’t love them enough” if I won’t cross the border into California for a visit. It is not so much that I fear California. I loathe it. Okay, maybe not wanting to insert myself as an actor in George Orwell’s 1984 counts as fear. Their culture is broken beyond repair. Their smug insanity is as obvious as it is annoying. Their laws, lawmakers and academics left common sense behind fourscore years ago… just before I left California behind. It is an interesting, sad tale of descent into the abyss for […]

Vaccines: who are you going to believe?

On the one hand we have the acknowledged experts in drug pushing and vaccines. Theirs is a trillion dollar industry. One might assume they could spend A LOT of money defending it. On the other we have researchers, pediatricians, parents who have seen horrible damage from vaccines… and who, by speaking out, are trying to warn others of the dangers. The dominant side has billions of dollars to work with. They bribe doctors, regulators, politicians and media to portray vaccines in a gorgeous humanitarian, healthful light. They spend several times as much on lobbying politicians, marketing to consumers, influencing social media and bribing doctors as they do on research. They hire platoons of youngsters eager to earn a supra-minimum-wage […]

five star show

Greg Hunter’s USA Watchdog is almost always good. This is one of the better ones, and very impressive. The greatest show on earth is not on lamestream media. His show is one place to find big bits of it. For the first time in several administrations, the Secret Service and US Marines are volunteering and proud to serve in the defense of the President Of The Unites States. Dang good thing we have volunteers as well as the best and brightest among them serving in this role. Our current POTUS is in The Deep State’s crosshairs. They just seem unable to get the Dallas Job done this time. 1:01 is HUGE 1:06 is MASSIVE 1:09 +++ 1:11 Amen!!! […]

redefining “breadwinners”

How do you turn a great culture into a dump? The turning point was LBJ’s Great Society in the year following the October 1964 assassination of President John Kennedy. The State has too many Breadwinners The State of Illinois’ debt Is currently $203,000,000,000.00 (billion) and growing rapidly. One reason is: The state has too many “breadwinners”. Hard to believe but it’s happening all over the country… An emergency room physician in Chicago tells of a woman in her late 20’s came into the ER with her 8th pregnancy. She told the doctor: “My Momma told me that I am the ‘breadwinner’ for the family.” He asked her to explain. She said that she can make babies and babies get money […]

car accident is SHTF

I picked a piece out of a prepper website some time ago. Unfortunately I cannot remember or track down where it came from. Here it is without the credits and links I normally give. ————————————– 8. Drive Better For those who think preppers focus too much on far-fetched scenarios, this one is for you: a car accident is a SHTF scenario. We don’t often think about them that way, but we should. Not only are cars exceptionally dangerous, but even if you come away from an accident unscathed, the financial effects can be serious, assuming your insurance isn’t up to scruff. Of course, collisions can happen to even the best drivers, but chances are, you are not among the best drivers. […]

the joy of work

Useless people avoid activities they perceive as work. Adding value to their lives, others’, and/or their community smack of labor to be eschewed in lieu of things that are “fun”. Fun is apparently defined as doing the same dang things with the signature element of providing no value to anyone. I am probably being over-broad, likely even cynical, but the granddaughter regularly pestering me to drive the garden tractor around for fun is a good example of today’s teen mentality. “You can drive it around AFTER you have mowed the lawn with it”. Grandma mowed the lawn because the grass was getting too tall while the kid seems to hold being useless as her highest goal. I would have forced […]

Alexa’s dark side

. While obvious to many, there is apparently a significant audience who not only allow this lying, spying device into their homes, they pay good money for them and use instead of thinking and taking advantage of readily available honest research. This great cartoon nails both Alexa and their support of the unbelieveable official story where three World Trade Center towers collapsed straight down in rapid succession one day from airliners crashing into two of them. Just ask DuckDuckGo if Alexa is biased. You will get an eyefull. I admit it is masterful manipulation of the average mind. Nice work, globalists. You found a soft spot and exploited the heck out of it. This might be as good as […]

polution elsewhere vehicle addendum

I looked all over for this photo when I published my article on electric vehicles May 6th. I finally gave up and published without it. Today I tripped over my saved photo. It is too good to not share. See the whole article at pollution elsewhere vehicles Very much related is the photo below of a petrol-burning machine spraying hundreds of gallons of chemical to make the zero-pollution, green-technology, Earth-friendly electric generator function in winter conditions.

20 gauge tactical youth-stock pump shotgun

I continue to extoll the virtues of this platform as your basic home defense firearm. You will never regret having one of these, find many people who it fits perfectly and know it could serve anybody well as an only home defense weapon if you have limited choices. It has not been long since I published 20 gauge youth pump as #1 home defense weapon choice (April 26th), but I did not include a link to the one I would be purchasing were I in the market today: Mossberg 500 Tactical 8 Shot Pump Shotgun I would simply go to a local dealer, even if it cost a few bucks more, shopping local is always a good idea when […]

Darby Volunteer Fire Department – thank you

By happenstance I met two of the local firefighters in my yard last winter. They informed me that were I to request it, Darby VFD would send trucks and crews to monitor my slash piles during their more dangerous phases of burning down. I have been working over the last two years at reducing the fire hazards to our homestead and had developed four piles of brush and wood that were far too fuel-rich to burn without crews exactly like theirs. I made the call. They scheduled a “TRAINING” for yesterday evening. All of their trucks and many of their firefighters were on hand to keep the fire contained and as safe as possible. I am incredibly grateful. They […]


I passed my art final. That’s tongue-in-cheek. Nobody fails Bruce’s Introduction to Pastels class, gets graded or judged in any way. He encourages all of us to find ourselves AND lose ourselves in our art. As I mentioned in my March 3rd post painting with pastels, he conferred an Artistic License on each of us. I am not particularly good at colors, shades, contrasts, non-obective art, and, well, any of it. I do, however, enjoy spending time right-brain-ing it; moving out of the puritanical world I often immerse myself in. Moreover, I recognize that only by exercising the medium and my left brain will I improve any of those areas where I am weak. Following my final class, I vow […]

misunderstanding your core market – don’t be Dick’s

As incredible as it might seem, Dick’s Sporting Goods hates outdoorsmen … okay, top level management of Dick’s hates them. I would be willing to wager that a significant percentage of their knowledgeable employees ARE outdoorsmen. But the pansies at the top don’t understand a bit of it… most likely big city kids who grew up on college campuses. The wonderful thing about our country as it stands today is: We Have Choices. Dick’s can die without hurting us a bit. Let them. Help them. Don’t be Dick’s. Be Mossbergs. – Ted Mossberg Terminates Relationship with Dick’s Sporting Goods May 11, 2018     Mossberg Terminates Relationship with Dick’s Sporting Goods NORTH HAVEN, CT – O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc., […]

benefits of growing up free

Eric Peters is often good, sometimes really good and in this case hit a home run.  Growing up unfettered by the nanny state was increcibly more valuable than the crappy substitute we give children in the USofA today.  I am SO GLAD I had my childhood rather than the one we offer kids today. In mine, if I wanted something badly enough, I’d earn and save the money to buy it. When I wronged, I was punished. Honesty and integrity were the norm. Winning was the result of talent and effort combined. B grades were the reward for above average intellects who worked at a subject; A did not stand for average. Whining had no rewards. Resiliance, responsibility and independence […]

pollution elsewhere vehicles

lithium mine for battery production When they tried billing them as “Zero Pollution Vehicles” I was on to them immediately. I suppose I still see an occasional “ZPG” sticker, but they mostly have realized we are more awake than that. Yet many still buy these vehicles whose price tags are subsidized with taxpayer dollars and whose environmental costs remian mostly hidden. Speaking of hidden, there is another agenda behind getting the masses on transportation methods that can be controlled. […]