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war drums … silenced?

I’m sorry. I saw WWIII arriving, curled up in my bunker and watched. You have no idea how many times in the last week+ I had things to post here. But I didn’t. I just stood stupefied … deer in the headlights … amazed at widespread apathy and the absolute chutzpa of the ruling elite. They scheduled the end of the world to begin on the 1st day of Labor Day Weekend – “when nobody was paying attention.” But the Internet may have stopped it. Well, delayed it, anyway. The Bilderbergs will have their new world order – or die trying. They just have to figure out how to kill the Internet first. Look at what HONEST reporting did to […]

Hanoi Jane

Many, probably most who for one reason or another weren’t paying attention to Jane Fonda in the 70s may think the often shocking hatred for her expressed by Vietnam Vets is odd. There were hundreds of thousands of anti-war activists – most of whom turned out to be right. But she is/was another beast entirely. Now she reappears on the movie scene playing the role of a long-respected-by-conservatives public figure, Nancy Reagan. Whew! Talk about tweaking the nose of Vietnam Vets – Machiavellian fershur – maybe Marquis De Sade would be more accurate. For a tiny slice of Hanoi Jane’s transgressions, read the following from the e-mail that alerted me to the upcoming transgression. — What a disgrace to Mrs. […]

liars on parade

To understand a bit of what NSA is up to and why, watch the imbeded You Tube video and read the article. This is almost surreal, but unfortunately quite real.

who owns you?

This YouTube video is quick, simple and couldn’t make any clearer the concept of who owns you and the product of your labor.

margarine vs butter

Pass The Butter … Please I’ve been sitting on an e-mail describing the horrors of margarine … truth, fiction, hyperbole. It’s all in there. —————— Eating butter increases the absorption of many other nutrients in other foods. Butter has many nutritional benefits where margarine has a few and only because they are added! Butter tastes much better than margarine and it can enhance the flavours of other foods. Butter has been around for centuries where margarine has been around for less than 100 years . And now, for Margarine.. Margarine was originally manufactured to fatten turkeys. Eating margarine can increase heart disease in women by 53% over eating the same amount of butter, according to a recent Harvard Medical Study. […]

Bradly’s statement

They isolated him, stripped him, abused him in as many ways as they thought they could get away with. Yet he comes out the other side with honor and integrity beyond their dreams. Again I am struck by a rare heroic character in today’s Punch’N’Judy show. – Ted FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) The text of U.S. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning’s statement that will be sent to the president, as read by defense attorney David Coombs following Manning’s sentencing on August 20th: The decisions that I made in 2010 were made out of a concern for my country and the world that we live in. Since the tragic events of 9/11, our country has been at war. We’ve been at war […]

Unfair! He ducked!

Now this headline is rich: SNOWDEN SUSPECTED OF COVERING ELECTRONIC TRACKS We have a HUGE, highly organized, sophisticated, evil gang manipulating world events, the media and our government. They blatantly, constantly and lethally violate our Constitution, flaunt point-by-point darn-near the entire Bill of Rights. They spend more on illegally, undeclared wars than on the entire rest of their bloated, illegal and counter-productive government programs. They spend more on direct transfers of dollars directly into the accounts of a small, select group of international bankers than the entire budget INCLUDING military spending. They build multi-billion-dollar high-tech spying data centers right before our eyes, openly confessing to collecting Internet traffic on nearly EVERYBODY on the planet, yet have the liar-in-chief publicly deny […]

marriage advice from divorcee

I ran across this article at another blog site. It found it to be excellent advice, so I put it here where I can find it for review every now and then. I am married to a real prize. I want to keep it that way. Re-reading Gerald’s essay occasionally sure can’t hurt. – Ted ………………………………………………. My advice after a divorce following 16 years of marriage by Gerald Rogers Obviously, I’m not a relationship expert. But there’s something about my divorce being finalized this week that gives me perspective of things I wish I would have done different… After losing a woman that I loved, and a marriage of almost 16 years, here’s the advice I wish I would have […]

handgun, rifle, shotgun Energy

I was perusing my website usage statistics and noticed that my shotgun energy post at The was highly popular – and to a much lesser extent my rifle and handgun posts. I was reminded that I compiled those to resolve a shortage of useful information on the subject. How can you explain the roles of the basic firearms without referencing their relative energy? That inspired me to look anew, dress them up and promote them to permanent page status. The titles make them group together over on the left column where they will be most useful for reference material. Pages: energy – handgun energy – rifle energy – shotgun Of course this new arrangement will probably cut into the […]

Bradley Manning

There is a war on. The USA military is bombing, shooting, killing lots of people in multiple countries. They are training and supplying arms to others who are also bombing, shooting, killing lots of people in multiple countries. Many, actually most of the victims are not shooting back, nor were they ever even intending to shoot at their American invaders. Being a part of the invading force or a supporter thereof can warp your mind. More than one a day of the USA troops are killing themselves. Many cope through the use of drugs, self-prescribed or by-others-prescribed. The war is also on within our own borders. Over 75% of the data traveling over the Internet is being collected, sorted, collated […]

Rx – phase III

Using proper lifting techniques in excess is not the normal back injury. “The Experts” all KNOW that I only think I didn’t pull, pop, snap and twist my back to cause the disability. A physician who doesn’t listen is useless for conscious customers. I didn’t waste a penny, let alone $85 for five minutes of their dear time to get a prescription for useless pharmaceuticals with horrid side-effects. I knew what I did wrong* and knew what I had to do to fix it. Ice packs, alternating max doses of Ibuprophen and Acetametophin kept the pain at a level where it told me loud-and-clear that I was NOT to bend over, lift and that I was to spend a great […]

radio news

We had a really good meeting of the Bitterroot Amateur Radio Club (BARC) yesterday evening. I presented my ‘dream’ of having a club open house in the Darby Library where we show’n’tell about amateur radio. There we sign up people for weekly classes in the library and get more licensed Hams in the South Bitterroot. I was pleasantly surprised that this “new idea” has been part of their efforts for a long time, just waiting for a southern-Bitterroot local to get it going. We are ON. Open house in the library is September 14th. Classes to follow. *** I also reported on my making connections within the Forest Service and the potential to solve our South Bitterroot challenge for repeater […]


Tripping over a much larger collection, these tickled me one way or another. After the game, the King and the pawn go into the same box. ~ Italian proverb A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kickboxing. ~ Emo Philips. The best cure for sea sickness, is to sit under a tree. ~ Spike Milligan Lawyers believe a man is innocent until proven broke. ~ Robin Hall Kill one man and you’re a murderer, kill a million and you’re a conqueror. ~ Jean Rostand. Having more money doesn’t make you happier. I have 50 million dollars but I’m just as happy as when I had 48 million. ~ Arnold Schwarzenegger. I don’t […]

stamp act

I used a new-to-me stamp today – aaaugh! What a pile of postal service propaganda. We are to accept Equality” as what the USA and its flag stand for…. equal in mediocrity equally subordinate equally docile and uninspired. The U S Postal Service puts it together on the sheet with Freedom, Liberty and Justice. Liberty and Freedom do not belong on the same set of stamps with Equality. Freedom to excel is the ability to break the chains of mediocrity. It is the environment of liberty that unfetters innovation, creation, and excellence. Every advance made in the lot of the human animal was someone, somewhere rising above equality. People cannot be both free and equal. Yet even total loss of […]