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—– “Spiritual movements are revolts of thought against inertia, of the few against the many; of those who because they are strong in spirit are strongest alone against those who can express themselves only in the mass and the mob, and who are significant only because they are numerous.” — Ludwig von Mises — (1881-1973) Economist and social philosopher Source: Socialism. Indianapolis: Liberty Fund. 1981. p53 /Ludwig.von.Mises.Quote.A84E —– I ran across an essay I posted about lessons learned from a 2013 community-building seminar in Grangeville, Idaho: schools of thought VS the other kind. Here is an excerpt from that essay: One lesson I’ve carried since that seminar has been: 40% of American 12-year-olds expected to create their own businesses; to […]

women are not for decoration

Fighting human nature has proven to confuse humans. The culture built on denying masculinity to men and feminity to women is a mess. Prescription and non-prescription drug use is rampant. Confused teens are the norm. Being completely messed up as adults is just as popular. This photo helps explain the situation.

democracy – the worst form of government

Two hundred fifty years ago, people read, studied, discussed lessons history taught from around the world. When people of the North American colonies beat the most powerful military in the world, they had numerous choices for their new government. The same information is available to us today, if we choose to seek it out. I will summarize here, but feel free to pursue further study on your own. Monarchy – A single king or queen rules everything and everywhere. They deputize subordinates who have ultimate power over everything and everywhere as long as the top ruler allows it. Were a monarch to rule badly his kingdom would decline into ruin, be taken over by a superior, better ruled kingdom or […]

self expression gaining popularity

Trends Research Institute publishes a monthly Trends Journal covering a broad spectrum, but largely focused on global financial news. Showing the diversity of their financial, economic, business, political, military and other spectrums is this article on cultural and human growth. Creativity: The new solution for midlife crisis Queensland Ballet Artistic Director Li Cunxin leads a class using dance to promote general health among the aging population. By Doug Grunther CONTRIBUTING WRITER As a culture, we’re so busy grappling for solutions, racing to conclusions and viscerally reacting to what’s on the screen in front of our faces, that we’re bypassing the deeper, interior assets of the human brain. According to Gallup pollsters, only one-third of Baby Boomers and Gen Xers feel […]

supermen walking from Honduras to Texas

* From Honduras to the Texas border is 2,300 miles. – similar to walking from New York City to El Paso Texas. * The average adult can walk at about 3-4 miles per hour. – 8 hours per day, every day, takes about 72 days. – add children, could stretch to 100 or more days. * 8 hours every day for 72 days straight – no soreness, tiredness? * 85-90 degrees in the hot sun, what about when it rains? Clothing, food, water, rain gear, sunscreen, sleeping bags, toilet paper, toothbrushes, toothpaste, tampons – for 3,000 to 10,000 people??? * The NY Times reported that the march began in San Pero Sula on October 12 – nine days later they […]

homelessness, unemployment and immigration

Honest investigative reporters are looking into this and finding official stories are “truth challenged” to say the least. It is not as if the information is unavailable. Here are three sources that are not afraid of telling the real story. You really deserve to know what is going on. It enables you to judge the charlatans VS those who would like to solve the real problems. The Ron Paul Liberty Report: Unemployment:​ Record Low. Homelessness: Record High. Something’s Fishy. ———————— Just for perspective, here are the real numbers compared to the books our government has been cooking for the last thirty years. Ron Paul mentioned the disparity under his breath. Insiders know the truth has been a victim. Ron also […]

declass pending … pending … pending … SOON?

The 3-D, 4-D, 5-D chessgame going on in The Swamp makes those of us who get pumped up by the pending takedown very impatient and eventually frustrated. It still seems possible, perhaps likely. Greg Hunter with Dave Janda as his guest covered the back story a while ago. It still has not come to fruition, but does give reason for continued hopefuleness. Recent news stories indicate that SHOWTIME may be approaching. It is worth continued hopefuleness, but delay after delay recommends against opening the champagne. It might go flat as delays continue to crop up. If you go 50 minutes in the video below is a bombshell. We the people dodged an atomic bomb. […]

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 […]

You’re Bugging Out, Are You? Dude, You’re Not Going Anywhere

This is a very good challenge to the bug-out guys. Many things to consider. The video touches on some.

20 gauge youth pump as #1 home defense weapon choice

8 gauge shotgun An intelligent man watching his wife at 60% of his muscle, meat and bone shoulder, hold and fire my lovely Mossberg 590A Special Purpose would find it disproportionate. In simpler terms, “This ain’t right”. Simply holding it up is far more effort for her than he. Then the 12 gauge recoil kicks in. Mister 200-pound tough guy is moved slightly by it. If he is fortunate enough to have a cute 110-pound mate, it rocks her world. Idiots and those of frail egos are amused. Intelligent men see lack of balance. For proportion Mr Weak Ego should track down an 8-gauge shotgun and fire off a dozen rounds. He might be getting the point somewhere along the […]

Burning Christianity to the ground

A week ago I published a compilation of stories about the supreme oddities surrounding the Notre Dame fire. Notre Dame fire anomolies A couple of articles appeared since then that relate and are worth your time. The media and politicians are scratching and clawing to make this be something other than what it quite obviously was and is. Consider this a credibility test. If they are lying about this, truth is a stranger to them. You should be a stranger to them as well. Catholic Churches Are Being Desecrated Across France—and Officials Don’t Know Why (Editor note: Officials Don’t Know Why??? Well, this is Newsweek. Their ignorance is well known.) France has seen a spate of attacks against Catholic churches […]

personal and community emergency planning

I am going to clip and link several articles that I found enlightening, thoughful and worth the visit. As sometimes happens here, I have been sitting on these links trying to build them into articles of my own. Today I stop sitting on them … or as referenced in my prior post, I got my Round Tuit. A Practical Approach To A Neighborhood Defense Plan by Noell Bishop … Lets start this by identifying what the possible threats are that would lend us to need a Neighborhood Defense plan. Keep in mind, one threat or one event can lead to other threats or events. With North Korea and Iran still in the nuclear game, I feel that an Electromagnetic Pulse […]

I didn’t have time

Many variations of that phrase are popular in our culture, but they are all incorrect. “Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.” — H. Jackson Brown, Jr. (1940-) American author I did not get to that, or did not get around to that yet, or I have been concentrating on _ _ _ _ There are many ways to soften the word we are avoiding: “NO”, but they are just politely dodging the truth. More than what it represents in conversation, when we use the incorrect non-excuses, we are being dishonest with […]

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 […]