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California leading the way – others well advised to not follow

bicycle ride through Anaheim's homeless tent city … it is a big one from Ted Dunlap on Vimeo.

Small Town Automotive

by Jeffrey Nichols A friend wrote this essay as a college assignment. I liked it on many levels and, with permission, republish it here. By the way, the dilapidated pickup he mentions is mine. The high-G ‘rat-rod’ CRX Nick custom-built an exhaust system for is also mine. Planning to show my high-G rat-rod next to Jeff’s similar one was the reason I went to the Memorial Day car show. But on to the pleasant guest essay… I took the drive down from Missoula and walked in the back door the other day. Under a dilapidated blue S10 pickup Ben Roland, my father’s current grease-monkey-in-training, gave me the most sincere ear to ear grin a guy could ask for. His arms […]

Memorial Day Car Show

The Hamilton Montana Bitterrodders car club helped put on a fund raising car show for the Valley Veterans Service Center on a beautiful Memorial day. It was cleverly designed where people showing their cars donated ten bucks to the cause and admirers voted for their favorite cars by putting dollar bills in the cups in front of each. I put my “rat rod CRX” in as a minor contribution. Someone (not me, I swear) put a buck in the cup in front of my car … a sympathy vote, fershur. […]

shattering the American greatness myth

Memorial Day THIS  by DavidSwanson from Washington’s Blog “Memorial Day is a time to remember, appreciate, and honor the selfless patriots who gave the ultimate sacrifice in service to freedom. At a time when our country seems so divided, we must not forget that it is because of their service and sacrifice that we live in the most free and prosperous nation on Earth.” —Congressman Tom Garrett It would be difficult to count all of the lies in the above statement. Let’s just highlight a few. Let’s start with “most free.” The British-based Legatum Institute, which ranks the United States 18th in overall “prosperity,” ranks it 28th in “personal freedom.”[i] The U.S.-based Cato Institute ranks the United States 24th […]

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revenuers

rev•e•nu•er (ˈrɛv ənˌyu ər, -əˌnu-) n. an agent of the U.S. Treasury Department, esp. one responsible for enforcing laws against illegal distilling or bootlegging of alcohol. [1875–80, Amer.] In the dark ages, elites in the District of Criminals banned beverages with any alcoholic content, that is fermented beverages that had been utilized by humans for centuries. This, mysteriously, made the world a better place… better for organized crime, anyway… both private and public sector. People in The Roaring 20s were not stupid enough to think this was about public safety. They called the agents harassing home brewers “revenuers”. Their profession was forcibly extracting revenue from people who had been minding their own business, doing what came naturally. I have […]

gadget love making us crazy

This one from Zerohedge is very good. Anyone paying attention can validate the points. This article goes into the details, but the meta-data, the big picture is obvious to any observer who has kept their distance from the swamp. How many signs do we need that some time spent in nature, thoughtful periods and interactions with fundamental, cave-man tools is important to a balanced person? This Is The ‘Depressing’ Chart Mark Zuckerberg Does Not Want You To See by Tyler Durden Tue, 05/22/2018 – 11:15 0 SHARES Almost a year ago, we wrote about how post-Millennials are safer, physically, than adolescents have ever been, but they’re on the brink of a mental-health crisis. The Atlantic’s Jean Twenge questioned  whether “smartphones […]

Only the cancer industry wants to make it hard to cure

For the wealthy, money trumps value. Query DUCKDUCKGO with “cancer is a billion dollar industry”. The top results are not pretty. But you would be a dang fool to trust Big Pharma with your cancer problem. Answers exist, just don’t go ask “your doctor”. The Cancer Industry is Too Prosperous to Allow a Cure The 20 Biggest Cancer Lies You’ve Been Brainwashed to Believe … Cancer Is A Multi-billion Dollar Business . Chemotherapy and radiotherapy cause side effects. They may even cause new cancers, … but a thriving industry … Cancer insider: “This is a 20 billion dollar per year … Yep. Thanks to henrymakow.com. Confessions of a Cancer Industry Insider August 14, 2011 Twenty Year Veteran: “This is a […]

Faraday comms case

Long on my ToDo list, today this one got TA-DONE! 🙂 … HOORAY!!! PROBLEM: More often than not heading out without key components of my communications plan. RELATED PROBLEM: Want some protection from an EMP for my comms gear. I have tried less expensive solutions, but they always fail to satisfy form, function, utility and aesthetics. I finally recognized that I had to spend a little more to achieve satisfaction. The $140 T.Z Molded Aluminum Attache Case is an excellent choice. Real Aluminum – not plastic with a spray-on aluminum-colored coating. I looked above and below that price point with nothing competitive showing up. The other component that has had several false starts in my projects was THE FOAM. […]

intelligentsia quitting Google

You love the Earth, nature, people and feeling like you are a positive contributor to all that. Then you discover that you work for a corporation with some OTHER priorities. Do you hang onto your comfortable income stream or live within your honor and integrity. Some Google employees have faced that dilemma and come out on the side of honor. I commend them. Google employees finally wake up and realize they’re working for PURE EVIL… AI drone “terminator” project meets internal resistance Thursday, May 17, 2018 by: Ethan Huff Tags: accountability, artificial intelligence, autonomous, computing, Department of Defense, employees, ethics, evil, fascism, future tech, Glitch, Google, killer drones, military tech, military use, Project Maven, quitting, robotics, robots, search engine, Tyranny, […]

3 Stoic Lessons That Can Help Heal Our Toxic Political Culture

Back in the days of Ancient Rome and Greece, the founding fathers of the stoic school of philosophy taught the importance of rationalism. From Intellectual Takeout .org by Richard Mason Emotional. Tribal. Irrational. These are just three adjectives which could be applied to the political discourse of the 21st century. Both in the United States and Europe, discussions have reverted from constructive criticism and mutual understanding to name-calling, de-platforming, and retreats into echo chambers. None of this is particularly useful for a pluralistic society. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be this way. Back in the days of Ancient Rome and Greece, the founding fathers of the stoic school of philosophy taught the importance of clear-mindedness and rationalism in the development […]

Tips to help you destress and relax

Other than number 8, these tips are great. In case you have occasional stress that is hard to shed, the ideas in this article can help you.  I have used 9 out of 10 to good effect.  Not perfect, fershur. I am still a work in progress, but when we are having difficulty shutting down, this list is a good reference. It is important to prioritize some “down time” – tips for incorporating short respites into your day Thursday, May 17, 2018 by: Zoey Sky Tags: Anxiety, anxiety relief, breathing exercises, cannabis, destressing tips, down time, how to destress, marijuana, Meditation, mental health, mind body science, natural cures, relaxation, relaxing, remedies, stress, stress relief, time off   (Natural News) It’s […]

The Age of Petty Tyrannies

I really liked the commentary below. The Rutherford Institute granted me permission to publish the entirety here. I was impressed enough with his perspective and writing to buy his book Battlefield America: The War on the American People The cultural destruction is all part and parcel with the destruction of life, liberty, property brought to a populace too lazy to fight for their freedom. I keep hoping enough of us keep the knowledge alive in case we get another shot at forming a community of mutual respect and honor. The Age of Petty Tyrannies   By John W. Whitehead “Whether the mask is labeled fascism, democracy, or dictatorship of the proletariat, our great adversary remains the apparatus—the bureaucracy, the […]

Good Guys With Guns

This is a crowd-funded movie exposing the ridiculousness of the elite-funded anti-gun message that has a near-monopoly on the airwaves. This movie will be an antidote to the ubiquitous “good guys are defenseless” sermons. MATRIX Entertainment has produced several excellent movies. I bought and watched several. That is entry-level support for a valuable production organization. Shop for and buy one or more yourself. Their current project is a very important answer to the assault on our access to self-defense tools. The false flags, hoaxes, real events and the political press to disarm us is relentless. A tool such as this movie promises to be will be perhaps CRUCIAL. Watch the trailer for the upcoming video. Then consider the appeal for […]