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upcoming amateur radio class

My favorite radio instructor is presenting a class leading to the second, middle level FCC amateur radio operations license. Eric brings comprehensive knowledge, empathy, and energy to the classroom. A fine set of qualifications for anyone who wants to learn the subject. If you have your Technician license, Eric will lead you to successfully cresting the next hurdle into the world of short, medium and long range radio communications. If you do not yet have any amateur radio license, grab both the technician and general books and learn from him while you study up for the first … and quite possibly pass them both by the end of class. – Ted – In case you wish to print it out, […]

DEAR MR. SECURITY AGENT

WHEN IT COMES TO GUN CONFISCATION… Posted by Matt Bracken Dear Mr. Security Agent… Federal, state, or local. You, the man or woman with the badge, the sworn LEO or FLEA and those who inhabit the many law enforcement niches in between and on all sides. This essay is directed to you, because in the end, how this turmoil about gun control turns out will depend largely upon your decisions and actions over the coming months and years. Why is this essay titled Dear Mr. Security Agent, when it dwells mainly upon the media and coastal-dwelling urban liberals and their Utopian belief in the benefits of new gun control laws in the United States? Mr. Security Agent will protest […]

the horsemen of the apocalypse

I keep meaning to write (again) about the numerous precipices we gambol about upon. Agricultural, financial, war, biological, cultural and several more mostly man-made disasters are poised to destroy the world as we know it (TEOTWAWKI). James Howard Kunstler just did that job. Not exactly as I would, but close enough. One thing for certain, there are more than four horsemen riding towards us this time. – Ted The Quickening Support this blog by visiting Jim’s Patreon Page NEW: A New Video Message From Your Blogger JHK An ill wind threatens to rake and churn up the Atlantic coast this Labor Day as a live-action metaphor auguring a more general wreckage to come in the final four months of 2019. More […]

How Art Changes Consciousness

By Jacob Devaney Art can heal us, inspire us, and alter our brain chemistry With so much talk about the evidence of the positive effects of yoga and meditation, you might be surprised at what scientific research also says about how art effects the brain. Long before modern neuroscience, artists were creating works to inspire people and today complex brain imaging scans can show us just how art changes the physiology of our brains. Contemplation, observing, and taking in beauty all stimulate pleasure centers within the brain while increasing blood flow by up to 10% in the medial orbitofrontal cortex. This can lead to an elevated state of consciousness, wellbeing, and better emotional health. The blood flow increased for a beautiful painting just as […]

uninformed VS ill informed

If you don’t read the newspaper, you’re uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you’re mis-informed. ― Mark Twain William Randolph Hearst built his empire selling misinformation. The only thing that has changed since then has been the technology. The predominance of propoganda over truth remains the same. The rich and powerful use whatever tools they can to retain and enhance their positions. We are at the most amazing time in history where the truth is available to those who seek it, and who work to separate wheat from chaff. You are here. You are among the seekers. – Ted   This Week from the Ministry of Disinformation By Taylor Day Dave Chappelle hurts the Left’s feelings The entertainment sections of […]

time warp floor covering

Our bedroom has been mired in 70s shag carpet for two years of our residency. Obviously for over 40 years before as well. Who made this stuff thinking it would sell? What miracle of marketing moved it into people’s homes? What kind of people thought this looked good? Ever? Not me then, now or anywhere in between. Even more mind boggling is the nicely finished hardwood floor the red/orange/green shag hid. Yesterday we began the chore of moving OUT of our ‘master bedroom’, uncovering the hardwood, cleaning it up, hauling a couple hundred unwieldy pounds of stinky 50-year-old carpet outside, then moving back in. Today we finished moving back in and cutting the carpet into manageable, moderately-heavy, stinky chunks […]

draining the swamp a teaspoon at a time

May of us observe that the presstitutes, puppets, pedophiles and psychopaths who occupy the podiums propped up by the sheep are still spewing their destructive mantra. While the flock merrily destroys what little is left of a coherent and productive society. The paint on their Mad Max bus has a few new nicks on it, but the trajectory seems little altered. We ask “When does this promised takedown occur?” So does Peggy Ryan in the article from The American Thinker. – Ted – The Deep State Will Face Justice Soon! Right? By Peggy Ryan “The check’s in the mail” is a promise that payment’s been sent even if it hasn’t.  It’s a stalling tactic to avoid pressure from creditors, from those […]

chicken art

My chickens produce this art. They do this work for chicken feed. We unceremoniously eat their art work. This is the third iteration of my Easter Egg Chicken Ranch. Pictured below is a two-day collection.

Gary Owen by Bitterroot Community Band

This chart in my music folder caught my eye. I’m playing the euphonium book on my slide trombone. The parts that are intended for a 3 or 4 valve instrument are more challenging on a slide, but they have some very interesting licks. Gary Owen is A CONSTANT RUSH of notes, but a heckuva lotta fun … even if I only come close to getting them all right. Mid season we had a euphonium player join in the fun. I did not let that move me away from this particular part. Besides, between the two of us each missing some of the licks, together we got ’em all. Or so. Gary Owen March from Ted Dunlap on Vimeo. […]

the battle against putting mercury in our mouths

This is some insight into the effort environmental and health activists both agree on. Putting mercury into our mouths and environment is one disservice the dental industry should STOP providing. For reasons that defy rational explanation, the American Dental Association has been fighting to not only continue this in the face of strong evidence against the practice, but to silence critics as well. Their days of owning the conversation and poisoning us are running out. – Ted –   Visit the Mercola Video Library Story at-a-glance During this Mercury-Free Dentistry Week, we highlight those who stand firm against amalgam: the mercury-free dentists of the world. We salute these pioneers for challenging the dental industry’s abhorrent policy of dumping mercury […]

disarming us – the perpetual effort

Totalitarian governments cannot exist where the populace is well armed. Our right to life, liberty and property comes not from a constitution widely ignored by our governments, but by the threat of defensive violence they cannot ignore.  This contest between those who would rule and those who want to be left alone is perpetual. Getting soft in the head is the first step towards slavery. Don’t do it. There is an excellent article in American Partisan describing the latest disarmament scheme currently going by the moniker “Red Flag Laws”. That site, by the way, is on my regular news reading route. As you can see below, they do present some great articles. – Ted – Seeing “RED” Posted by […]

destabilizing the USofA from the top down

John W. Whitehead and The Rutherford Institute are hugely informative and tremendously accurate. That the take-down of our culture is driven from the top is clear to him, the people he works with and me too. I would spread the guilt a little thinner than he does, saying instead that many people within government are deliberately destroying our nation. I still think there may be pockets of resistance even in the DC Swamp. The short story is pasted below. Click on the title for the full length article at their website. – Ted – American Apocalypse: The Government’s Plot to Destabilize the Nation Is Working [SHORT VERSION BELOW – LONG VERSION LINKED ABOVE]   By John W. Whitehead August 21, […]

Ruby Ridge anniversary

Think you can move into the woods and just be left alone.  Randy Weaver and his family thought so. Gardening, canning … doing all the right homestead stuff, yet the JBTs wanted him to infiltrate a group they thought was dangerous. When he turned them down, they got even. – Ted – Siege at Ruby Ridge: The Forgotten History of the ATF Shootout That Started a Militia Movement You’re free to republish or share any of our articles (either in part or in full), which are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Our only requirement is that you give Ammo.com appropriate credit by linking to the original article. Spread the word; knowledge is power! The Siege at […]

dirty green

I’ll keep pointing out that modern tree huggers are blind in one eye and cross-eyed in the other. They feel so good about being green, but are participating in destruction far worse than the dirty firewood burners. They love to think of their transporters as “zero pollution vehicles”, but the reality is merely pollution elsewhere vehicles. They are guilty of incomplete or non-existent thinking. – Ted   Clean energy dream fuels a dirty mineral rush Published time: 8 Aug, 2019 06:03 Edited time: 9 Aug, 2019 08:35 Get short URL Open-pit copper and cobalt mine at Tenke Fungurume in Congo’s copper-producing south, January 29, 2013 ©  Reuters / Jonny Hogg   A future of environment-friendly energy, where dirty engines and […]