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lubricating sensitive joints

My ultimate test is what works for me. Without prior experience I rely on recommendations, reviews and research. In the case of my dietary supplements I experiment, personally perceive results, then stick with what works on my body. I continually question my selection, wondering if each one of them continue to be best for me, most economical, necessary or warranted. The products in the marketplace are constantly changing as is my body and use thereof. Through a number of additions, deletions and brand changes, I am somewhat confident in my choices. Fourteen years ago the surgeon who cleaned up a torn knee meniscus for me explained that what remained was so thin I was within two years of begging […]

black swan

Presumably you too are hearing, reading and learning that regarding China, it is not business as usual. Whether it is natural, man-made, under-reported, over-reported, engineered, hyped-up, or any other combination, the second and third order effects are very real and will very soon be felt HARD! Black Swan Events The term was popularized by Nassim Nicholas Taleb, a finance professor, writer, and former Wall Street trader. Taleb wrote about the idea of a black swan event in a 2007 book prior to the events of the 2008 financial crisis. Taleb argued that because black swan events are impossible to predict due to their extreme rarity yet have catastrophic consequences, it is important for people to always assume a black swan […]

genuine free range organic eggs VS factory farmed

My wife is an egg junkie. She MUST HAVE eggs in every breakfast – lots of them. She picked up a dozen store-bought factory farmed eggs because my girls weren’t keeping up during a cold snap. The visual differences are screamingly obvious. Factory yolks are runny, watery while ours are stiff and full-bodied. I confess to a lack of interest in taste testing, though from incidental/accidental experience the flavor goes from zero to sixty; just kind-of there to EGG flavored. No thanks. Dog food. Poor dogs. Not counting investment in facility, labor, bedding and other details that go into The Easter Egg Chicken Ranch, the NON-GMO, truly natural feed costs run my eggs over $4 per dozen. Chickens don’t […]

superb coronovirus advice

Straight out of the box, The Woodpile Report hits a homerun out of the state. This is excellent advice for the possibility of the threatened pandemic. Throughout his post he touches on the latest rage in mass fear mongering several times. Each one is worth a good look. It really does not make a lot of difference whether the flu is as awful as some reports have it or that reports are overblown as others claim. The second and third order effects will be a big deal. We are already into quarantines exceeding half-a-billion people, states, countries, ports… global shipping is plummeting; all forms of production are shutting down before our eyes… the world-wide supply chain is about to hiccup […]

Enjoy The Decline

Accepting and Living with the Death of the United States By Aaron Clarey I just finished reading, and enjoying this book. He is a very good writer with balanced modesty and excellent insights into our cultural and economic decline. The swelling number of socialists, parasites and plain old goofballs will succeed in destroying our free country. Choosing to quit carrying the burden they represent is the best solution to the insanity. This immediately brings to mind the massive Atlas Shrugged 1957 novel by Ayn Rand. Aaron’s is much more accessible. He is guilty of accepting the definition of our government as “a democracy”. This common mistake is a reality in its operation, but not the facts of our Constitution. […]

Victor Borge – classy comic

I was reading a book from a stylish author who wrote of an incident around attending a Victor Borge show. I have heard/read of the name, but could not place it anywhere. So I asked DuckDuckGo, which my regulars know to be much more reliable and uncensored than the 800-pound gorilla of search engines. I knew so little. This one YouTube clip is of a talented artist and very clever comic.

2-way radio repeaters

I created a presentation for our local ham radio club to explain the environment our repeater engineer was dealing with. The problem many great sites have is that their prominence attracts multiple transmitters with each addition making it harder for the repeater to pick up the signals we want out of the electromagnetic flood. Thus the situation I describe with this Downing Mountain repeater is common to many. I called this “Tracking A Transmission”. We follow a signal from the operator’s mouth through his radio and up to the repeater overlooking Hamilton Montana. Once the repeater gets the information, it transmits it out from a large antenna with 50 watts of power pushing it as much as 50 miles away. […]

electricity, components & circuits

Chapter 3 in the Amateur Radio Relay League (ARRL) Ham Radio License Manual is the most challenging to most students. As I prepare for today’s Ham class, I am assembling tools, tricks, tips and my outline. I figured I might as well share them here. Remember that out of the 35 questions on your written exam, 26 correct answers is a passing score. You can afford to miss nine, or one out of every four and still earn your Technician’s License. You could miss, or even skip over every component and circuit question without failing your exam. Do not get all balled-up in this one chapter. On the other hand, it is cool, and even useful to understand a bit […]

Georgia Guidestones

This one has to be the meanest, nastiest, most blatant and significant monument of them all. So much of what I publish here is hard to swallow. I understand that. The automatic reaction of normal people is: Nobody would do that. It doesn’t make sense. Nobody could get away with that. Who would want to do that? You need to understand that there are genuine sociopaths and psychopaths in the world. They really exist. They feel zero empathy when they hurt or kill others. I know you know that, but somehow it doesn’t make sense that they get into positions of power. Where else would they want to be? Who else would say anything and do anything in order to […]

obelisks – marking turf?

Yesterday’s Statue of Liberty monument post got me thinking about another monument that is not what we think it is. I admit right off that I don’t know exactly what these obelisks mean, but they have been spreading around the world for two thousand years. People of exceptional power erect these … appears to me like they are marking their turf. The Illuminati, Bilderbergs, Rothschilds, Poseurs or whoever might be at the top of the dark forces divided their three priorities into religious, monetary and enforcement. Each got its own country-within-a-country and each got its own obelisk. The Washington Monument and its two independent-city-state brothers is where I started today’s article. But as often happens, this obelisk research got ideas […]

Lady Liberty is not who we thought

Let’s start with the sculpture created by one of the most meticulous sculptors of the era. That strong jawline looks much more like contemporary Greek sculptures of men than any of their women. Why do we call him “Lady Liberty”? He may well be the world’s most recognizable cross dresser. Looking a little further into the model for this colossal creation we find that Helios, The Colossus of Rhodes at 107 feet tall, was constructed in 280 BC set astride of their harbor after the local folks successfully defended their community against attacking hordes. While there is a scarcity of 2,000-year-old Helios photographs, numerous artists gave us images that look interestingly similar to our New York harbor statue. Web […]

diversity lesson for UCLA law school

We all know it. We all see it. This diversity mantra, the entire 8 years of Obamination created inequities and animosities where there were none. The cheerleaders keep on selling failed programs because it serves their greater plan. Once in a while someone will articulate a fine counter-argument. Here I share just such an essay. – Ted – Hat-tip to American Thinker where I first found it. The best ‘Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion’ statement in the history of political correctness By Thomas Lifson   Professor Stephen Bainbridge is getting a lot of well deserved attention and praise for staring for staring down the academic diversity mafia and throwing its own rhetoric back in its face.  Required to submit to what amounts to a loyalty oath to “diversity” in […]

ending world hunger and poverty

This is such a wonderful idea it would be difficult to find anyone who would not agree that fixing these problems would be a laudable goal. The trick is figuring out how to approach that challenge. It turns out that the obvious and popular first choice is dead wrong – far worse than doing nothing. The presentation in this video is GREAT!!! Watch it for a few minutes. I am sure you will agree. Immigration World Poverty and Gumballs 2010 Presented by author/journalist: Roy Beck – Numbers USA Spread this video at your will. This was taped in 1999. Global humanitarian reasons for current U.S. immigration are tested in this updated version of immigration author and journalist Roy Beck’s colorful […]

Libertarian Party of Ravalli County

I had to work to track down the Libertarian Party shortly after I arrived in the Boise area. It was a handful of guys who spent $6,000 Idaho state income tax checkoff money every year on burgers, brews, pizzas and inconsequential travel. Over the next two years I wrested control from them, gambled my savings on an outstanding state convention that came within a few dollars of repaying my loan. The Libertarian Party of Idaho quickly grew to 85 people with a lot of visible activity. Now I am the interim chair of the Ravalli County Libertarian Party. Neither I nor the chairman who handed me the baton have come up with invigorating ideas or activities, but I do not […]