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On June 4th I published the warning from ANTIFA that they were heading out to make rural America feel just as unsafe as their big city counterparts. Here is the headline and a blurb from that article: BULLETIN: Antifa moving attacks to rural heartland this weekend “Today Natural News has learned that Antifa operatives are organizing a plan to bus large numbers of Antifa terrorists to the vicinity of Sparta, Illinois, where they will be directed to target rural white Americans by burning farm houses and killing livestock. The purpose of the attack, according to sources, is so that Antifa can send a message to white America that “not even rural whites are safe” from the reach of Antifa, and […]

crushing American exceptionalism

In October 2007, my small-town community of Grangeville had a shot at breaking out of stagnation. Sadly it devolved into the same old “community leaders” making sure nothing changed. BUT that isn’t what I’m writing about here. That 12 year old post is here: Idaho Liberty.com – Community Vision. The numbers may have changed slightly; were I betting I would say for the worse. A startling revelation came to us from the facilitator at those meetings and stuck with me: 40% of American 12-year-olds expected to create their own businesses; to be self-employed and even employers as adults. That number drops to 4% by high school graduation. You and I can see it happen. We may not know his number […]

rioting big picture snapshots

I have been saving these up over the last few days from my sources. It is time they became more widely available. While the violent radicals think this is a winning strategy, only those still sitting slack-jawed in front of their televisions are buying the rhetoric. They are losing. Worse for them, they silence the opposition. That leaves them with the delusion of winning. While we know exactly what they think and who they are, they have no clue about how we think and that we are FAR AND AWAY in the majority. By the way, most history books credit Abraham Lincoln with freeing the black slaves. Obviously writing them in words using the English alphabet and language prevented the […]

communities that don’t burn

I share a video describing a community whose members fireproofed it against ANTIFA, other agitators, and those manipulating them for agendas unfavorable to normal people – I consider you and I to be in the latter category, but I could define it more narrowly to be those who do not want to destroy other people’s life, liberty and property. The video is of a post-action report by a townie who along with many, many, many neighbors headed off a frighteningly well orchestrated attack. Without ANY violence from either side. While not stressed, the two really spooky aspects of the assaults described are the tactical organization and the type of people running the operation that is steering the low-level rioters to […]

BULLETIN: Antifa moving attacks to rural heartland this weekend

This just came to me. I am putting it out without delay for obvious reasons. While they may adjust their plans based on being exposed, the general drift of this report is a warning to us in the “safe” low population areas. Warning: While the frontline of the rioters may be half-wit mommie’s boys, the captains of these actions are clearly well-versed in 4th-generation-warfare doctrine. This is a much more dangerous enemy than it appears to be. Our feeling of security does not fit their plan to have us beg for martial law. Community posse, upgraded neighborhood watch, however you want to view it or whatever you want to call it, complacency at this time is dangerous. Main bulletin below […]

Rioting and Civil Unrest – Special Report

I have just been introduced to “Bear Nation” and his current “Intel Report”. Excellent. Worth every one of the 28 minutes. Where we are. What YOU should do about it. Heck with wishes, fishes, hopes, plans … GET A MOVE ON. For more information: Bear Independent .com – Ted –

Is rural Montana THE ANSWER?

On May 26th I published a look into the near future for those who choose the city life: The Scary Truth About Living in Big Cities During the Turbulent Times Ahead. One of the points Jeff Thomas made might have rural Montanans feeling a bit smug as he singles us out for honorable mention: … So, we’ll see panic exits—large numbers of people attempting to leave as a result of some ‘last-straw’ event. It may be similar to the 1930s – the Okies loading up their Model A trucks with their possessions and driving to California. Only this time, it will be Montana, and other rural places where the existing residents are known to be self-reliant… He goes on […]

affordable house in The Bitterroot

They can be hard to find, but our Mother’s Day tour of the area backroads turned up a house I suspect most budgets could afford. Okay, it might need a little handyman work, but, hey, it is in a desirable location… and as the realtors love to stress: location, location, location.

impressions from going out and about today

Alfred E. NeumanI went to the big town in our area today for the first time in about two weeks. Several things are noteworthy. In our tiny town the schools are closed which affects my granddaughter’s high school and social programs a lot. It shut down the Adult Ed ham radio class I was teaching, just three weeks before the FCC exam final. It cancelled a mountain biking class I was going to participate in … can’t have a bunch of mountain bikers on the same trail within 20 yards of each other, ya know. But in Darby we can still go to the building supply store for bolts, paint, lumber and hardware. We are still picking up groceries, minus […]

on the bright side

An interesting effect of the social distancing fad is the reaction in what they like to call “The criminal justice system”. Prison and jail populations are being reduced coast to coast by various means. Courts are on holiday. Enforcers are advised to skip interacting with the public over burned out taillights and silly harassments they used to delight in. Is this the Libertarian dream … the end of victimless crimes? Victimless Crime Constitutes 86% of the Federal Prison Population Did cannabis prohibition just end? Is Constitutional Carry now the law of the land? Locally, Ravalli County has nearly eliminated courts, arrests and incarceration. Benjamin Franklin stated it as, “it is better [one hundred] guilty Persons should escape than that […]

Darby Dog Derby 2020

I led a team of ham radio operators who provided two-way radio communications throughout the two day event. It really was fun for all… the mushers, the comms guys and the visitors who came to watch the show. I mostly stay secluded in my comms truck shell, “The Beast” where my mobile radio has the speaker volume so I can hear radio traffic over the dog noise. I did step out to take a few photos and three short video clips that I share here. Darby Dog Derby Skijor 11 start from Ted Dunlap on Vimeo. Darby Dog Derby 8 Dog hookup part 1 from Ted Dunlap on Vimeo. Darby Dog Derby 8 Dog hookup part 2 from Ted Dunlap […]

comms plans for Darby Dog Derby

The 2020 Bitterroot dogsled race weekend is coming up. I have the two-way-radio support plan mapped out, radios programmed, testing complete, batteries all charged up … I think we are as ready as we can get. For more details about the weekend, the participants and the races, go to The Bitterroot Mushers website. Each year we learn more, adding refinements to patch holes as we find them. Ideally we have 8 checkpoints with a checkpoint worker and a radio operator at each. That’s a bit dreamy as the last couple years we are lucky to have one person serving both roles at each. Bitterroot Emergency Amateur Radio Services (BEARS), the comms team, recently changed affiliation to Corvallis American Legion […]

final day of registration for ham class is Friday

This a repeat of my previous announcement. There is one more day of online registration for Darby Adult Ed classes. We stand ONE STUDENT SHORT of having enough to make it happen. I am bringing another amateur radio operator licensing class to Darby, Montana via the Darby Adult Education program in its Spring 2020 schedule. I have not keept track, but think I have personally assisted 40 or 50 people to earning their FCC licenses through my study groups in the Darby library. The snide saying goes, “Those who CAN, DO. Those who cannot, TEACH”. I’m okay wearing that. Good instructors are as rare as good anything else. I did not choose this calling, blessing or curse. It chose me. […]

becoming Boogaloo ready

This is not how good guys dress and actOne of my most popular posts in the couple months has been the December 1st one titled “modern slang definition: The Boogaloo“. You also have shown very strong interest in my updates on the escalation in Virginia of the war against us from our wanna-be tyrannical rulers. Today I combine both of those features into recommending an audio podcast from NC Scout (see his Brushbeater site for more information). He brought his RTO course to my neck of the woods where I was fortunate enough to meet him and learn from him. IF you ever get the chance, take it. Hmmm… well, here you go, you can learn from his podcast below. […]