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population pyramid

This is snapshot of a really clever animation comprised of population demographics from 1950 to 2050. The top bar is a graphical representation of the population 95 years old or older. The next band is 90 through 94 and on down band-by-band to newborns. The snapshot to the right is from the early years in the chart. Very tiny, narrow top bands swell to a wide, solid base of youth and young adults. This is the picture of a stable society both long and short term. In the animation, each decade’s demographics are replaced with subsequent years in order. You can graphically see the shift from a wide-based, narrow-topped pyramid to a shape more cylindrical … and obviously less […]

today is the summer solstice

We are in it, but few know, having been disconnected from nature and the real world. For most of human existence, people knew seasonal cycles from direct experience. They paid attention because summer, winter, spring and fall mattered. Today experts tell them what they need to know, there’s an app for that covers much of their research, and food comes from grocery stores completely disconnected in their minds from farmers, agriculture, seasons and shipping technologies. In our location, today is the longest day of the year. Tonight is the shortest night of the year. The sun will not set over The North Pole at all today. The sun will not rise over The South Pole today. Sunrise and sunset will […]

understanding the immune system

I grew up playing in the dirt, ditches, the woods and sundry awful, dirty, dangerous uncontrolled places. I raised three daughters the same way. Mud pies, heck yeah. Our marvelous immune systems thrive on such stuff. Big Pharma wants to kill it off – and far too often, is successful.   Children raised in rural environments and surrounded by animals develop stronger immune systems Thursday, June 07, 2018 by: Carol Anderson Tags: animals, bacteria, city life, exposure, goodhealth, hormones, immune response, immune system, mental health, microorganisms, mind body science, nature, outdoors, Pets, rural life, stress, urban life           3,260Views   (Natural News) It’s said that being in rural areas has enormous benefits to our physical health. […]

inventing a calendar

Who came up with this stuff? * A calendar based on a 365-day common year divided into 12 months of irregular lengths. 11 of the months have either 30 or 31 days, while the second month, February, has only 28 days during the common year. However, nearly every four years is a leap year, when one extra – or intercalary – day, is added on 29 February, making the leap year in the Gregorian calendar 366 days long. The days of the year in the Gregorian calendar are divided into 7-day weeks, and the weeks are numbered 1 to 52 or 53. Even that isn’t good enough. Check out this formula for calculating leap years: Those evenly divisible by 4 […]

Cascadia subduction

Risk management utilizes a probability/severity assessment guiding rational response. If the probability of something happening is high, but the severity of it very low, not a lot of preparing is rational. A low probability, high severity event is worth a bunch more attention. Such is a Painted Rocks dam failure, Yellowstone Caldera blowup or, today’s example, a Cascadia subduction movement. Wassat, you ask? Ah, let’s have Katherine Schultz writing for The New Yorker magazine tell you about it. I encourage you to click the headline links and read these articles. I merely tease with excerpts. The picture she paints is hugely impressive, to say the least.   ……………………………….. The Really Big One An earthquake will destroy a sizable portion of […]

minus 18

It is probably my fault. Yesterday some great friends helped me blow insulation into our attic. I still have not personally visited the attic, but it doesn’t take a certified HVAC engineer to ascertain the need. I observe the snow melting off our roof, the prodigious icicles hanging from the eves and the 90%-efficient gas central heater’s inability to heat this house without the woodstove’s help and know our ceiling insulation is way below adequate. While a licensed HVAC contractor could double the price, they could not significantly improve the result. Tiny-town supplier Darby Distribution includes free rental of the chopper-blower with purchase of insulation – two pallets worth in this case. Their price beats Home Depot while delivering […]

earned my keep

We had some snow to deal with this morning. Less than what I faced numerous times in Grangeville, Idaho, and certainly less than many parts of the country, but an unusually large amount for this part of the world. A) The Darby Library has an unbroken record of opening as scheduled regardless of weather. B) Missy and Mom were signed up to set the library up and open by 11:00 AM. A + B means we had to have the driveway cleared before 10:30 AM. JUST made it. The three of us worked the deck, rails, sidewalk, and driveway. My part was to run the snowblower for two hours. I left the details to the girls. I did another hour […]

I shot the moon

Cool Cosmos tells us that our moon is an average distance of 238,855 miles (384,400 kilometers) away from Earth. That is about the width of 30 Earths. Because the Moon does not orbit Earth in a perfect circle, but instead travels in a slightly elliptical orbit, its distance from Earth varies between 225,700 miles (363,300 kilometers) and 252,000 miles (405,500 kilometers). One of the Yahoo Answers says The Moon is 238000 miles from Earth. The length of its orbit is 1,495,398 miles one orbit is 27.3 days=655.2 hours 1,495,398 ÷ 655.2 The Moon travels around the Earth at about 2282.4 mph Okay. Now we have established an approximate distance of 238,855 miles away, moving relative to where I am standing […]

Happy New Year

This is it. Serious observers tell us today is the shortest one of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. The sun which has been hiding from us for more and more of the day since the Summer Solstice is finally going to start staying up longer. The world has been saved from cold, frigid darkness once again. Time to celebrate the birth of a new year. Cultures have been doing this forever, calling it various names, but the theme is always the same. While it may get colder for a while, sunlight, warmth and nature’s rebirth is on the way.

scat

Yesterday I found a carcass just outside our fenced yard. Our neighborhood has large populations of deer, turkeys, lions and bears. The prior owners of our house scooted quickly back inside when the little old lady stepped into the breezeway to face a bear and her cub. I added a six-foot chain link fence to encourage predators to stay out of our yard, but I know it is only a deterrent. A mountain lion could jump that with a deer in its mouth. My carcass find yesterday was a reminder. Later in the day I found this big poop. I admit I don’t know scat. But this one seems quite large … larger than a mountain lion. Perhaps a very […]

snowing

Quite early this season was a snowfall of fat flakes inspiring me to try a video capturing it. I think you can get the impression from this 6-second clip. Oct 12 snowing from Ted Dunlap on Vimeo. I had to click on the Oct 12 Snowing link to play it. You shouldn’t, but that is how it worked for me at the time of posting.

weather gods

Many people do not want to consider the possibility of select humans deliberately modifying the weather. Dark thoughts that some people may have purposely created superstorms, flooding and other destruction is unpleasant and undesirable. Unfortunately, it is not only possible, but likely that some, if not all of recent precedent-breaking “natural disasters” were deliberately man made. The article below from Humans Are Free details the documented, published HAARP program. The link above is to their home page; clicking on the headline below takes you to the article quoted in its native habitat. The Ultimate Weapon of Mass Destruction: ‘Owning the Weather’ for Military Use   Introductory Note Environmental modification techniques (ENMOD) for military use constitute, in the present context of […]

autumn equinox

It is not a Hallmark Holiday or made-up event. In cultures past, who paid attention to natural rhythms, the autumn equinox was a big deal. Today, day and night are of equal length. Harvest festivals and putting produce up for the winter are major parts of this natural rhythm in societies who do not get their food from grocery stores and restaurants. Your wall calendars and media will call today “first day of autumn” or some other trivializing phrase. Just don’t confuse it with other fabricated events on your pre-printed calendar. The Cosmos says this one is real. The days have been getting shorter since the summer solstice, and will continue shrinking until the winter solstice December 21st. I’ll be […]

depopulate the rural northwest

Health officials say the residents of Seeley Lake are experiencing dangerous levels of wildfire smoke that have never before been monitored in Missoula County. Air quality specialists now say it’s essential that residents of Seeley Lake take steps to protect themselves, and they say the most effective way to do that is to leave. Here is a picture of fire and smoke in the northwest today: “Stupid forestry officials” ban logging, thinning and other intelligent management of forests that then become overgrown, flammable and hard to control once fires begin. Why is it so easy to think that people who somehow wormed their way to the top are stupid and foolish, but not think they share sociopathic views with […]