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young bodies adapt to cell phone use

They are changing our culture, behavior and thinking. Apparently growing, forming young bodies also physically adapt to the head-down position. While fear of growing bone spurs won’t deter kids from their use it is one more proof of their excessive fixation with their stupid phones. Young People Are Growing Bone Spur “Horns” From Smartphone Use Mac Slavo SHTFplan.com   Australian researchers have found odd bone spurs growing out of the skulls of young people. These “horns” are said to be due to the increasing use of smartphones. Since the research was published, unusual formations have captured the attention of Australian media, and have variously been dubbed “head horns” or “phone bones” or “spikes” or “weird bumps.” Each is a […]

stupidly embracing smart stuff

Dystopian novels that my generation read as teenagers and young adults are coming to pass. We are in the middle of everything the authors of 1984, Brave New World, Atlas Shrugged, Animal Farm, Lord of the Flies and many more saw coming. The Rutherford Institute’s newsletter is regularly thoughtful and insightful. I include one of them below that discusses the surveilance state our society has embraced and continues to further empower. John Whitehead’s essay is much shorter than the novels I mention above, informed by what actually IS in effect and strengthened by the obvious near-term trajectory that is so very much as the dystopian authors predicted. – Ted Click the title link below to read the article with numerous […]

Bitterroot emergency comms

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, once again I address the subject of what do you do when your phones and Internet stop working? Wonder and Nothing useful Are the two answers most people will default to. I know I am unusual in planning and preparing for such a scenario. I not only think of ME and mine, but want others to have value in their radios as well. So I produce an attractive, sturdy laminated card that they just might keep with their two-way radio enabling them to find value in it when no other means of mid-range communication is available. I hereby introduce GEN III of my cards. I will distribute as widely as […]

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. https://duckduckgo.com/?q=is+alexa+biased&t=lm&ia=web 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 […]

computer back-oops

I had a couple careers in computer operations and office automation. I know more than a little about preserving electronic data. Therefore I have multiple back-ups of my important files. I don’t do it as often as I should, but intend to at least monthly. I save files from my most active computer onto two USB backup drives and onto my backup computer. If you are counting, that is four copies of every file I deem worth preserving. With my mind working on a couple other things I copied my most treasured files onto one of the backup drives. Well, actually that is what I meant to do. Since this is a process I have been doing FOREVER I really […]

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.

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 […]

Bitterroot Emergency Radio 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 […]

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 […]