Global Skywatch

Bitterroot emergency comms plan

BEARS, that is the Bitterroot Emergency Amateur Radio Services, works towards having viable communication resources in place when our neighborhood most needs it. A radio and operator are useless without another radio and operator at the other end. Two-way radio is by definition a sending and receiving operation. The more operators on the network, the better our information is and the wider we can spread it. Likely more than 99% USofA adults ASSUME their phones and wi-fi devices will never fail them. In real-life emergencies, they are nearly always shocked and hopeless because those systems do fail. I print, laminate and distribute 4″ x 5″ cards with information enabling unused radios in the hands of unpracticed operators to receive and […]

looking up … and not liking it

After six or eight passes over Big Sky Country’s beautiful, clear, blue sky this morning, I decided to do a bit of recording. It seemed likely we were going to take a beating from the United States Air Force today. Shure nuff… as you can clearly see here. I start off with two of the culprits. Notice the distance from the modern high bypass turbofan jet engines that produce no vapor trail and the chemtrail nozzles that produce the trail we all can see. In the twin-engine plane there is huge space from engines to tail-fin-mounted nozzles. In the four-engine tanker the nozzles are mounted on the main wings, much closer to the engines. It does seem a better disguise. […]

Notre Dame fire anomolies

I had a direction for this post as I accumulated evidence over the last two days, but a fresh insight shifted that one. The video below sheds light onto something really big being a bit off about this burn to a building as large as a major shopping mall. The first 15 minutes are solid analysis and very conservative with the truth. In other words, absolutely no speculation. Real pictures and videos along with good analysis. The next 2:42 are conservative religiously – which may well be where this war is being fought. All I am sure of is that we are witness to a heckuva show. Don’t worry… Be happy… “In 100 minutes officials declared the entire building a […]

gun control chart

I will let this one speak for itself. Ya’know one picture worth a thousand words…

prescription head bangers

As prescription mind altering drug use becomes increasingly prevalent, I am among those who get to witness cause and effects. It does not take a particularly astute observer to know there is something wrong here. While alternatives to blow-your-mind drugs may not be as convenient as a handy-dandy little pill, they may well be worth the extra effort. I will let the following linked article excerpts speak for themselves. By all means go to the links for the full story. – Ted ———————————————————— Why do psychiatric drugs have withdrawal syndromes? By Monica Cassani Dr. Joanna Moncrieff, psychiatrist & senior lecturer, University College London: In the course of my work with those coming off psych meds I’ve learned that there are […]

friends don’t let friends Google anything

The Internet, the World Wide Web is powerful beyond anything we could have imagined twenty years ago.The wealth of human knowledge available to our fingertips is a complete miracle. Yet the majority of researchers allow Google to censor, limit, guide and control their access. Don’t Do That! There are several search engines who do not censor your searches, and who do not track you in order to profit from your private informatin. My favorite: DuckDuckGo Does none of that evil stuff to our beautiful Internet.

low down two flushers

A four flush is a poker hand that is one card short of being a full flush. Four flushing refers to empty boasting or unsuccessful bluffing, and a four flusher is a person who makes empty boasts or bluffs when holding a four flush. Also a lowly, disreputable cheat or fraudster, especially at cards, especially a dull or unimaginative one. Four-score years ago toilets in the USofA were designed by engineers and manufacturers who made them to work efficiently, thus creating a reputation for superior products and thriving in the free market of plumbing supplies. Along came congresscritters of ill repute who happily allowed mega-businessess to suck semi-arid regions dry in order to sell trainloads of water in plastic bottles, […]

reloading bench back in business

My reloading bench ran its first set of test loads in the new homestead. Getting it operational tends to be well below the CRITICAL and Urgent level activities. However it sure is nice to get there. My reloading skills exceed my shooting abilities, but I work to achieve the best mechanical accuracy to minimize the inaccuracies that arrive when my finger starts dancing on the trigger. My first two batches of load test firings were not as careful as the third one, but all suffer from eyes that cannot focus very well on both the near sights and far targets simultaneously. Lately my eyes have also been watering quite a bit which compounded the problem. The final, and most significant […]

on being a man

The Art of Manliness website published a great compilation of quotations on what it means to be a man. I share some that struck me, but you really ought to go read through their list. You will likely feel attached to others. What Does It Mean to Be a Man? 80+ Quotes on Men & Manhood “Life is too short to be little. Man is never so manly as when he feels deeply, acts boldly, and expresses himself with frankness and with fervor.” –Benjamin Disraeli “When men evaluate each other as men, they still look for the same virtues that they’d need to keep the perimeter. Men respond to and admire the qualities that would make men useful and dependable […]

Commiefornia warning label

I peeled another stupid, useless warning sticker off tonight. Aaauuugh! Such unnecessary annoyances. As I wrote last week in sticker removal, if you are not an idiot you don’t need them. If you are an idiot, you cannot read them. The 800-pound gorilla of insanity is the most populous state of the union. I escaped 19 years ago before lobotomies were required as a term of residency. Though I have long-term friends as well as family still in residence, they all fit right in. Said another way, they won’t fit in a rational society. Individual recoveries are not impossible, but their trajectories do not bode well for such a turn. For my money, CLOSE THE BORDER. Give it back […]

Congress adds insult to injury

. The unconstitutional tax on productivity created to pay the interest on money the Federal Reserve prints out of thin air should be bad enough. But NOOooooo, Congress is now working on preventing the IRS from enabling taxpayers to personally process the paperwork and money transfer via the Internet. We wouldn’t want the little people funding this scam to have a bit of convenience and relief. Pretty obvious who the congresscritters work for… whoever will pay them little bonuses above and beyond the generous salary they are given. H&R Block and Turbo Tax will charge each taxpayer a bit more to cover what they send to the best politicians money can buy. Thus we pay extra to lobby for paying […]

crusty old brains

With few exceptions, muffler bearing wrenches and lumber stretchers come to mind, tools have both suitable and unsuitable applications. As one saying goes, “If your only tool is a hammer, every job looks like a nail”. The converse of that is even more common where the wrench or whatever else is at hand becomes the hammer you need at the moment. The typical seventy-year-old brain is like that, another tool with good and poor uses. While there are significant variations, the old guys have seen a lot of successes and failures, learning from most of them what works in the long run contrasted with what definitely does not. On the other hand, our minds and bodies are more brittle. That […]

cannabis collection

I have bookmarked several articles related to cannabis and the shady legal misdeeds surrounding and nearby the topic. The politicians renamed it “marijuana” to enable criminalization of a product in widespread medicinal use… back in the bad-old-days when major media was the only media. The pressure is on as two-thirds of us want the bad laws repealed. You and I need to keep the pressure on. Step 1 is sharing information and knowledge. I do it here. You should be doing it somewhere – even just sharing links to this page is better than quietly waiting for common sense to infect the swamp. 5 Fascinating Facts About CBD You Need to Know CBD, a naturally-occurring compound, possesses tremendous therapeutic value […]

social media in transition

Internet addictionThe mega-platforms grew from nothing to huge as if they were sponsored by incredibly powerful big money guys… or were cosmically fortunate. Your choice. Faceplant, Googoo, Twiddle-dee, Tubular and others offered human interaction without messy humans involved for FREE! Either you pay for the product or you ARE the product Their blatant censorship and phalanxes of hired shills is finally costing them market share. There are hints of awareness rising up that heretofore had been frighteningly absent. In case you are fed up but have not found alternatives, I will share three with you. I walked away from well over a thousand “friends” and haven’t missed the content edited by Palo Alto new-agers one little bit. I now get […]