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I have been rushing a bit setting up for winter which solidly arrived last weekend. I was almost ready. I threw a wrench into the works by starting construction of a quonset hut storage building I decided to ‘need’ before this winter. My tractor operator skills came back quickly on the rented backhoe, as did my ability to visualize re-sculpted earth in useful ways and get grades right from the seat of a tractor. I filled in as a presenter to the local garden club playing show and tell with my carnivorous plants. I finalized the lot line adjustment project enabling us to sell two adjacent parcels just over and under 3 acres each. In my younger days, ten […]

doers vs critics

Said many times in most cultures, this quotation from Teddy Roosevelt phrases the sentiment as good as any I know of: “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows […]

autumnal equinox

I have written and published on this topic before. It is good to remember our connections with Mother Earth, our solar system and the cosmos. I know your calendar calls it something else, as if it is a meaningless Hallmark holiday, but mankind has paid attention to these things throughout our history. They are significant in the real world. So I repost most of what I put up last year at this time. It is not a Hallmark Holiday or made-up event. In cultures past, who paid attention to natural rhythms, the autumn equinox was a big deal. Today, day and night are of equal length. Harvest festivals and putting produce up for the winter are major parts of this […]

costs of free the nipple movement

In the article I share from today’s American Thinker, author Sally Zelikovsky handles a touchy subject with a good assessment of where the topless women’s movement would take us and why that is not such a clever idea. Why Breasts Matter By Sally Zelikovsky There is a movement afoot to liberate female breasts and it goes by the name “Free the Nipples.”  Apparently, our breasts want out.  Out of our clothing, that is.  That’s right.  There is a spectre haunting America — of clothes — and women have nothing to lose but their shirts.  So whadaya say?  Knockers of the world, unite!  Out with yesterday’s bra-burners (they’re so last century, anyway) and in with the Nipple Warriors! Let’s face it, […]

race to the bottom

Media monopolies, politicians, the education industrial complex and just about anything money can buy is pushing insanity and cultural suicide on us in machine-gun full-auto mode. We are surrounded, which means we can acquire a target in any direction, but there are hundreds more popping up faster than rational responses can counteract them. That is the plan and the method. Without a dramatic change in trajectory, it has to break. Collapse economically, culturally, geopolitically and on other fronts will happen. Wise men prepare accordingly. Today’s American Thinker has the following stories: College courses illustrate the devolution of Western civilization … University of California Berkeley, with tuition of $43,000 a year… young scholars can now choose classes such as “How to […]

Carnivorous Plants

I was a fill-in presenter today at the local garden club meeting, doing a show and tell about the green carnivores I share my space with. One of the gardening ladies suggested there was a certain justice were they to take a chunk out of us after all the plant eating we have done. The one on the right is a Nepenthes ampullaria x hamata that somehow thrives in the imperfect conditions I provide. Mostly north east glass in a laundry room that had always attracted most flies who made it into our house. We really didn’t have many this year. Perhaps that is why this plant is thriving in sub-optimal conditions. The flies disappeared into the pitchers rather […]

Illegal Levels of Radiation Emitted by Popular Cellphones

Before I turn you over to Doctor Mercola’s article, I want to point out we are talking about micro-waves. The frequencies transmitted by these devices are the same ones that cook food in common kitchen microwave ovens. That these radio frequency waves cook flesh, meat, fat and organic matter should at the very least be given some thought by those who can choose to be close, far, frequent or rare in their exposure to them. The lackadaisical perspective by users, manufacturers and regulators relates directly to the spikes in human cancers in places intensly exposed. The chart above if from a Danish study. In our country bad news about cell phones is discouraged. Not talked about is the usage […]

working in groups

“My grandfather once told me that there were two kinds of people: those who do the work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the first group; there was much less competition.” – Indira Gandhi While the quotation is clever there is a third, much larger portion of any human gathering: the passive watchers. I cannot claim certain knowledge of what’s going on inside of them, but am guessing it might be like a comfortable perch near a construction site or in the stadium at a sporting event. They are close enough to genuine action to keep their interest, and earn “I was there” / “I saw it happen” credits. It is buying […]

Beto bomb graphics

My post of September 15th was about this dope who thinks he belongs on the world stage running on gun confiscation as a core program of the future workers paradise. When he tells his audience of socialists who are completely ignorant of the repeated and complete failures of that political system, they cheer. The simpleton loves that cheering stuff. He is even selling T-shirts to the adoring dim-bulbs. I am not the only one noticing that Beto’s blunt confession of the end game is hurting the Democrat party. Go back to the Beto Bomb post to see the video clip where his flock cheers him on with his confiscation talk. […]

2-meter directional antenna for ten bucks

Two way radios, and particularly the little 5-watt Handheld Transceivers (also known as HTs or walkie-talkies) put their little bit of power in every direction. Yet we sometimes know exactly what direction we want to transmit and would prefer all the power go that way. A century ago two Japanese scholars created an antenna design to do exactly that. We call the design by one of their names, Yagi, but it seems the other, Uda, was the real inventor. Such is history. Following 100-years’-worth of radio technician footsteps, I have designed a simple hardware-store Yagi antenna to focus 147 MHz signals in a primary direction. I used some heavy copper grounding wire and a 4-foot piece of PVC pipe, […]

Beto bomb

I do not expect him to last in this campaign, but he was stupid enough to say out loud what the rest of the clowns are thinking. Even if I had a television, I would not be watching any of the Democratic Party circus. I understand it perfectly well from what I read. Of course they want us disarmed and compliant. How to get from here to there is the only part they are willing to debate. In this video we get clips of the guy who ran from the scene of his drunk driving accident where he ran over two children. Another above-the-law priveleged ruler. Yeah. That’s what we need. […]

UNSUSTAINABLE – Matrix Productions current project

Exposing Agenda 21 / Agenda 2030 and the New World Order engineering of Hell on Earth for everyone who is not one of them. I apologize for not taking the time to reformat this, but I am pasting in e-mails from Matrix Productions on their current project. I have supported them in the past, at the very least have purchased their other movies from them. … all excellent. I encourage you to check out a clip, two , or several. Hopefully they will inspire you to support their work at least in some small ways. – Ted – UNSUSTAINABLE The UN’s Agenda for World Domination Synopsis Globalists in the Power Elite — working through the United Nations — are waging […]

peek into the 9-1-1 rabbit hole

My Bitterroot Bugle posts on the 11th and 12th mention my feeling that something is off when an obviously well-orchestrated major attack on our country is named with a number, and that title is instantly adopted by all major media and politicians. It did not smell right to me 18 years ago, and the stink still lingers today. Name another major event that is known by a numerical representation of the month/day it occurred rather than WHAT OCCURRED, OR WHERE? This morning I was inspired by reading an Edward Curtin article (that I will clip and link to below) into rereading my own posts that other 9-11 and 9-11 things I’ll not soon forget. Those, in turn, triggered me to […]

this is their best shot???

We are well along in the Democratic Party selection process with four front runners, according to lamestream media. Holey Smokes! These are the best in the nation??? Heck, we could find better in my town of Darby, Montana (population 720). You would have to work at it to find worse than what the Democrats are shoving in our face. To read the latest pollsters poop sheets, Creepy Joe Biden is out in front. C’mon, the population of pedophiles willing to vote for Joe, even if they were all in one county would not get him elected Dog Catcher. The Libertarian or Green Party candidates would surely trounce him in national polling were there no Republican in the race. If […]