Global Skywatch

20 gauge youth pump as #1 home defense weapon choice

8 gauge shotgunAn 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 way. […]

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 […]

looking up … and not liking it

After six or eight passes over Big Sky Country’s beautiful, clear, blue sky this morning, I decided to do a bit of recording. It seemed likely we were going to take a beating from the United States Air Force today. Shure nuff… as you can clearly see here. I start off with two of the culprits. Notice the distance from the modern high bypass turbofan jet engines that produce no vapor trail and the chemtrail nozzles that produce the trail we all can see. In the twin-engine plane there is huge space from engines to tail-fin-mounted nozzles. In the four-engine tanker the nozzles are mounted on the main wings, much closer to the engines. It does seem a better disguise. […]

Notre Dame fire anomolies

I had a direction for this post as I accumulated evidence over the last two days, but a fresh insight shifted that one. The video below sheds light onto something really big being a bit off about this burn to a building as large as a major shopping mall. The first 15 minutes are solid analysis and very conservative with the truth. In other words, absolutely no speculation. Real pictures and videos along with good analysis. The next 2:42 are conservative religiously – which may well be where this war is being fought. All I am sure of is that we are witness to a heckuva show. Don’t worry… Be happy… “In 100 minutes officials declared the entire building a […]

gun control chart

I will let this one speak for itself. Ya’know one picture worth a thousand words…

prescription head bangers

As prescription mind altering drug use becomes increasingly prevalent, I am among those who get to witness cause and effects. It does not take a particularly astute observer to know there is something wrong here. While alternatives to blow-your-mind drugs may not be as convenient as a handy-dandy little pill, they may well be worth the extra effort. I will let the following linked article excerpts speak for themselves. By all means go to the links for the full story. – Ted ———————————————————— Why do psychiatric drugs have withdrawal syndromes? By Monica Cassani Dr. Joanna Moncrieff, psychiatrist & senior lecturer, University College London: In the course of my work with those coming off psych meds I’ve learned that there are […]

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.

low down two flushers

A four flush is a poker hand that is one card short of being a full flush. Four flushing refers to empty boasting or unsuccessful bluffing, and a four flusher is a person who makes empty boasts or bluffs when holding a four flush. Also a lowly, disreputable cheat or fraudster, especially at cards, especially a dull or unimaginative one. Four-score years ago toilets in the USofA were designed by engineers and manufacturers who made them to work efficiently, thus creating a reputation for superior products and thriving in the free market of plumbing supplies. Along came congresscritters of ill repute who happily allowed mega-businessess to suck semi-arid regions dry in order to sell trainloads of water in plastic bottles, […]

reloading bench back in business

My reloading bench ran its first set of test loads in the new homestead. Getting it operational tends to be well below the CRITICAL and Urgent level activities. However it sure is nice to get there. My reloading skills exceed my shooting abilities, but I work to achieve the best mechanical accuracy to minimize the inaccuracies that arrive when my finger starts dancing on the trigger. My first two batches of load test firings were not as careful as the third one, but all suffer from eyes that cannot focus very well on both the near sights and far targets simultaneously. Lately my eyes have also been watering quite a bit which compounded the problem. The final, and most significant […]

on being a man

The Art of Manliness website published a great compilation of quotations on what it means to be a man. I share some that struck me, but you really ought to go read through their list. You will likely feel attached to others. What Does It Mean to Be a Man? 80+ Quotes on Men & Manhood “Life is too short to be little. Man is never so manly as when he feels deeply, acts boldly, and expresses himself with frankness and with fervor.” –Benjamin Disraeli “When men evaluate each other as men, they still look for the same virtues that they’d need to keep the perimeter. Men respond to and admire the qualities that would make men useful and dependable […]

Commiefornia warning label

I peeled another stupid, useless warning sticker off tonight. Aaauuugh! Such unnecessary annoyances. As I wrote last week in sticker removal, if you are not an idiot you don’t need them. If you are an idiot, you cannot read them. The 800-pound gorilla of insanity is the most populous state of the union. I escaped 19 years ago before lobotomies were required as a term of residency. Though I have long-term friends as well as family still in residence, they all fit right in. Said another way, they won’t fit in a rational society. Individual recoveries are not impossible, but their trajectories do not bode well for such a turn. For my money, CLOSE THE BORDER. Give it back […]