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What, Me Worry?

Painted Rocks Reservoir is full. Everything that comes in must go out. Spring snowmelt is about to begin. Snowpack is at 180% of normal. There is no warning system for failure. If an earth-filled dam flows over the top, it will be quickly dissolve and disappear downstream in a raging flood of epic proportions. About 10,000 Ravalli County residents die… but there is no warning system and no realistic plan. What could possibly go wrong? I’m sure there is nothing to be worried about. So I won’t worry. However, I will be alert. And I think I will finally pack that 72-hour bag that has been (obviously too low) on my ToDo list for a decade. Unfortunately, this could seriously […]

the dreaded snowmelt arrives

US National Weather Service Missoula Montana Temperatures will be on rise during the next few days reaching into the 70s to near 80 degrees by Thursday. This warmup will accelerate melting of a substantial snowpack (140-200 pecent of normal) currently in the mountains. Everyone living near small streams, creeks, and even some of the larger rivers (especially the Yaak and Bitterroot) should monitor water levels later this week and during the weekend.

Ron Paul on Ukraine

What Does the US Government Want in Ukraine? by Rep. Ron Paul, May 12, 2014 Print This | Share This In several eastern Ukrainian towns over the past week, the military opened fire on its own citizens. Dozens may have been killed in the violence. Although the US government generally condemns a country’s use of military force against its own population, especially if they are unarmed protesters, this time the US administration blamed the victims. After as many as 20 unarmed protesters were killed on the May 9th holiday in Ukraine, the State Department spokesman said “we condemn the outbreak of violence caused by pro-Russia separatists.” Why are people protesting in eastern Ukraine? Because they do not believe the […]

behind the curtain

The Secret Covenant Posted by Mark Wells on March 18, 2011 at 9:41pm View Blog An illusion it will be, so large, so vast, it will escape their perception. Those who will see it will be thought of as insane. We will create separate fronts to prevent them from seeing the connection between us. We will behave as if we are not connected, to keep the illusion alive. Our goal will be accomplished one drop at a time so as to never bring suspicion upon ourselves. This will also prevent them from seeing the changes as they occur We will always stand above the relative field of their experience, for we know the secrets of the absolute. We will […]

keep the change

“Just Believe” The Closing Of The American Progressive Mind On Matters Of The Economy And Energy Austin Hill | May 11, 2014 | Have you noticed that the cries of the cultural and political “left” in the U.S. are becoming more venomous and shrill? As President Barack Obama flails on the international stage and approval for his domestic agenda and his party in Congress slips away, so-called “progressive” Americans are also watching something else slip away: the chances of politicians and government bureaucrats getting a strangle-hold on the petroleum energy industry. The stated goal of progressive energy policy is to stave-off “global warming” (or “climate change” or “climate disruption” or whichever term progressives choose at any given moment), and […]

Ravalli Sheriff

I was disappointed to see that the incumbent Ravalli County Sheriff was running unopposed. He is not THAT good. Nobody is. Most importantly, he is not among the growing number of Constitutional Sheriffs in the USofA. I did a little feasibility study with some selected friends. At a meeting Saturday, I was strongly encouraged to run for this office. We are off and running. We have until the 27th of this month to gather 700 registered Ravalli County voter signatures in order to have a choice November 4th. The county sheriff is more important than most people understand. Please look at the PAGES linked on the left column of this website for more information. It matters – to you – […]

if $17 billion can’t buy an election, what can?

Referendum results in Donetsk and Lugansk Regions show landslide support for self-rule Published time: May 11, 2014 23:40 Edited time: May 12, 2014 18:48 Get short URL Members of a local election commission empty a ballot box as they start counting votes of today’s referendum on the status of Lugansk region in Lugansk May 11, 2014 (Reuters / Valentyn Ogirenko) Download video (21.89 MB) Share on tumblr Trends Ukraine turmoilTags Clashes, Election, Military, Opposition, Paula Slier, Politics, Polly Boiko, Ukraine, Violence The results of referendums have been announced in Donetsk and Lugansk Regions, showing the majority of voters support self-rule, amid an intensified military operation by Kiev which resulted in several deaths. Follow RT’s LIVE UPDATES on Eastern Ukraine Almost […]

Radio Field Day June 27-29

Field Day is an annual amateur radio event involving radio operators, clubs and groups nation-wide. They set up stations in the field no sooner than Friday morning, then begin practicing communications from “emergency conditions” to as many stations in the USofA as possible. The Bitterroot Amateur Radio Club (BARC) has been doing this along with the national amateur radio community for decades. This year, our main setup will be at the Darby Loggers Day site. Much more than the contesting aspect of the event, this year we will be focusing more on introducing radio to the people of our community – and perhaps encouraging others to gain valuable radio communications skills. At the very least, we hope our event will […]

campaign strategy run aground

Finding the Truth at Benghazi By Andrew P. Napolitano May 8, 2014 When the White House, in response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request filed by the fearless private watchdog group Judicial Watch, turned over an email about constructing the appropriate narrative response to the tragedy at Benghazi written by Ben Rhodes, a deputy national security adviser to President Obama, and investigators from the House of Representatives realized that they had subpoenaed that email and not received it, they knew that there was far more to learn about the affair than met the eye. The affair consisted of an organized fatal assault on the American consulate in that Libyan city that resulted in the deaths of the American […]

Painted Rocks is full

I remember hearing that “We don’t let it get more than half full because of the safety hazard presented by this type of earth-fill dam.” Interestingly, yesterday it was running over the top at 2+ acre-feet per minute with no room for more. Every drop that comes in from spring runoff MUST come down the West Fork. Let us all fervently hope that is all that comes down.

river is a-risin’

Warm with scattered showers, intermittent sunshine expected high: 60 It has been creeping up from its winter/spring long-term stable state around 2 1/2 feet, but today the river is getting a bit more serious about rising. It is at 3 1/2 this morning, with strong probability of gaining another foot by the end of the day. I am pleased I risked my freshly-injured back to at least put some marks on the bridge piling. They aren’t good, but they are a heckuva lot better than what existed before I braved the shallow, river to paint them on. In next summer’s low water, I will significantly upgrade the marks. My Thinking Rock us now completely under water. The water has […]

Ukraine thrashes about amidst takeover

I am starting this post of news links and clips with the central pieces, adding more to color in the picture for you. Very key is the global bankers GENEROUSLY loaning $17 billion to the neo-nazis they put in charge of Kiev. This does two important things: 1-Props up the Kiev government which has precious little popular support and no hope of getting it. They must rule by force, because they will never rule popularly. 2-Gives the central banksters the veil of legitimacy to their ownership of Ukraine’s resources – among them are Chevron’s ownership of the Ukraine petrol-fields and Cargill’s ownership of agricultural lands (Ukraine was known as “The Bread Basket” of the USSR), which is what this is […]

shocking report: Missoula Mayor insane

I check in on the Ravalli Republic online from time to time and was quite surprised to find this from Missoula Mayor John Engen. “I am a member of Mayors Against Illegal Guns,” Engen said Friday. “My part in that is about promoting common-sense gun laws, and chief among those are programs for expanded background checks. I think other common-sense gun organizations are paying attention to this, but I haven’t had contact on this issue.” It is amazing to me on several levels. I guess I’m not overly surprised that some confused people exist in Montana, but HE GOT ELECTED! I mean, IN MONTANA! Holey smokes! I guess that actually does fit in with a state governor who vetoed some […]

more war by the Ukraine neo-Nazi puppet rulers

Ron Paul Responds to Ukrainian Assault Launched on Pro-Russian Forces from the Ron Paul Channel May 2, 2014 – It looks like the civil war in Ukraine is getting much worse. Western Ukraine right now is being urged on by its Western supporters, meaning its NATO supporters, the European Union, the United States and the IMF (International Monetary Fund). Western Ukraine has moved to take back control of the cities in Eastern Ukraine that have been taken over by supporters of Russia. Of course, it’s said in the major media that Russia has started all of this trouble, and so all this has to be done. The truth is, the coup of several weeks ago to overthrow the elected […]