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 […]

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, […]

Darby ham radio operator class begins March 16th

I am bringing another amateur radio operator licensing class to Darby, Montana. I have not keept track, but think I have personally assisted 15 or 20 people to earning their FCC licenses through my study groups in the Darby, Montana library. My track record garnered me the assignment as the local ham club (BARC) education coordinator. The club has many people who know radio A LOT better than I do, but none who can teach as well. The snide saying goes, “Those who CAN, DO. Those who cannot, TEACH”. I’m okay wearing that. Good instructors are as rare as good anything else. I did not choose this calling, blessing or curse. It chose me. Run with your talents. If you […]

ham class begins in March

I am bringing another amateur radio operator licensing class to Darby, Montana. I have not keept track, but think I have personally assisted 15 or 20 people to earning their FCC licenses through my study groups in the Darby, Montana library. My track record garnered me the assignment as the local ham club (BARC) education coordinator. The club has many people who know radio A LOT better than I do, but none who can teach as well. The snide saying goes, “Those who CAN, DO. Those who cannot, TEACH”. I’m okay wearing that. Good instructors are as rare as good anything else. I did not choose this calling, blessing or curse. It chose me. Run with your talents. If you […]

news potpourri

I have an accumulation of interesting articles and links that just have not been given the time and attention to become complete posts here. It is time for some house-cleaning of those links before they get old. Here is the down payment on that project. More later. TTFN ———————————————————————————— FEINSTEIN ASSAULT WEAPON BAN OF 2019 [EXPLAINED] This horrible harpy is back with her favorite project: preventing honorable people from defending themselves from dishonorable, totalitarian governments. The Armalite Rifle platform (AR-15, AR-10) is now far and away the most popular design in the USofA with hundreds of producers offering every quality and option anyone could imagine. Interestingly, its use in crime is almost unheard of; statistically near zero. Protecting us is […]

Century Link hit

All day Thursday and much of Friday had their engineers and technicians scrambling to get service back up. Montana, Washington, Oregon, Texas and many other states were impacted. We may never know what was really going on, but the independent researchers, including many Anons are thinking it was part of the current power struggle. As I said in the post I put up a few minutes ago, I am relinquishing my ringside seat for a more comfortable one closer to the snack bar. Meanwhile, I share below some of the conversations taking place among the independent researchers and publishers who comprise the real investigative journalists of our times. – Ted ————————————————- So, yesterday’s 911 system outage. Downplayed all over the […]

just walk away

. . . Either you purchase the product or you are the product On top of selling, mis-using and abusing your personal information, Faceplant has added extreme censorship of information that runs counter to their globalist, new-world-order agenda. Walk Away GAB.com VOAT.co are great alternatives as news sources and social media. They do everything good that facebook and twitter do without the tremendous amount of ungood integral to those platforms. Look me up while you are there. I operate as the Bitterroot Bugler. I will introduce you around.

phone weapons

In yesterday’s post (screens are killing kids) I touched a bit on the damage cell phones are doing to kids. The study I linked to did not place the blame on the microwave cooking of brain cells. It left open many other possibilities. However, looking around the unfettered Internet finds stacks of evidence that is mostly suppressed in USofA lamestream media.   Today I take you a bit deeper into the subject with three links and several graphics. There is A LOT more information if you go looking.  Almost none of it is good news for cell phone users.    The Hidden Dangers of Cell Phone Radiation George Carlo, PhD, JD, is an epidemiologist and medical scientist who, from 1993 to […]

screens are killing kids

Easily seen with personal observation, there are numerous downsides to this sea of adolescents living in the palms of their hands instead of the beautiful big world they plod through. They can be surrounded be people without a single human contact. As Jerry Mander documented in 1991, the environment we grow in changes our brain’s structure. For those who need A STUDY before they consider the facts, here is a new study. It’s official: Excessive screen time irreversibly affects kids’ brains, study finds Published time: 11 Dec, 2018 06:34Get short URL © Pixabay / asderknaster 3736 Parents’ worst suspicions about the effects of too much screen time on their offspring have been partially confirmed by the preliminary results of a […]

the dark side of 5G

Last year, 5G came to Darby, Montana – population 720 For most of the summer expensive equipment was operated by a dozen or more transient workers at remote-from-home duty stations with food and lodging included in the cost of each well-paid technician. WooHoo! We have fiber-optic high-speed cable Internet. I celebrated reliable unlimited Internet along with everybody else around here. I drove past the cable crew around the county week after week after week wondering how in the world do a handful of us pay for this? I shrugged that question off as I went about the rest of the business I call “life”. It was some obscure grant from somewhere… for the children, of course. But now I am […]

assassination attempt on GAB failed

The tech giants are about to experience The Streisand Effect. You might remember the big star suing someone for posting coastal California pictures that included her mansion. In 2003, Streisand sued photographer Kenneth Adelman for distributing aerial pictures of her mansion in Malibu. But Adelman was no paparazzo—he operated the California Coastal Records Project, a resource providing more than 12,000 pictures of the California coast for scientists and researchers to use to study coastal erosion. At the time Streisand sued Adelman for $50 million, the picture in question had been accessed a whopping total of six times—twice by Streisand’s lawyers. Nonetheless, her lawsuit stated that the photos explicitly showed people how to gain access to her private residence. Of course, […]

Google reminds us: You buy the product or ARE the product

“Omnipresent tech giant Google told US senators that it lets third-party apps read data from Gmail accounts and share this information with marketers, even though Google itself allegedly stopped this practice last year.” “Google itself has mined users’ emails since Gmail was launched in 2004, but announced last year that it would stop the practice, amid privacy concerns and a federal wiretapping lawsuit.” Why exactly did you think they GAVE YOU free e-mail service? This mega-corporation is NOT a charitable enterprise. It is a massive, profitable, powerful, international conglomerate. That they no longer read your mail does not mean they are no longer harvesting your information. Their goals have not changed. “At least 379 apps available on the Apple and […]

You either pay for the product, or you ARE the product

My confuser fan was running far too much, too fast and too often. I finally dealt with it. Not advisable, but expedient is to vacuum or use compressed air dusters to suck or blow the air vent holes in the bottom. I did get quite a bit of dust out, but without changing its symptoms. I opened up the case and did it right, again with canned air made for the task. Oh yeah, quite dusty inside. That needed doing. But my new browser Vivaldi and old Firefox both tend to run the cooling fan at its highest level, working to dissipate heat the the computer is generating with all that thinking – that is all the electrons flowing hither […]

ode to Valentine One

I road raced toy cars as a rug rat. I pushed brake-less wooden coasters to hilltops and drove them hard through corners on the way down. I was the same with my bicycles. Throughout my motorized years, superior cars or bikes disappear from from my mirrors every time curves are involved. I LOVE the art, science and skillset of driving. From two wheels to eighteen, I have always paid attention to driving machines and environment like nobody else I know. I observe my ten-and-two hold on the steering wheel in maybe one out of a hundred drivers. I see lounge-chair seating positions, one-hand at the bottom of the wheel, double-arm hug, fast food in one hand, driver focused on back […]