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Independence Day

Renaming it “4th of July” is not merely laziness. Of course it is the 4th on your calendar, but it is a celebration representing some brave fighters’ Declaration of Independence from a powerful parasitic class of people who had demonstrated a monopoly on violence and oppression. They won a round. The ruling elite had to reorganize. It took a hundred years and another major military war that the freedom fighters lost… not by much, mind you, but they did lose. I just ask you today to spend a little time thinking about independence from oppression, the risks those rebels took and the benefits they won for many subsequent generations. Consider also who is threatened by such thinking and why their […]

a veteran’s view of Memorial Day

In 1968 I chose to enlist in the USAF for four years rather than being drafted into the Army for two. In my ignorance I saw only that one way to avoid being handed a rifle and told to kill people I had no quarrel with, or be killed by them. I knew I would struggle to be comfortable living with myself if I survived that conflict. Many people of my age let the government choose for them, and for a lot of those it didn’t work out well. It has been the same for young men in this country for 230 of the 248 years since it was founded. I’m taking the time today to say I’m sorry for […]

MADE IN CHINA

The label has been the kiss of death for many of us who loath cheap junk that does not serve intended purposes with a reasonable lifespan. But is that a fair assessment of current Chinese manufacturing today? First off, let us look at the size of China. Rather than a single entity, it could actually have as much variety in the country as many others of the world. I am personally familiar with two significant examples, Optical Coating Labs Inc and Hewlett Packard who over 30 years ago sent high level personnel to transfer technology and production from MADE IN USA to companies in China. I also remember when el Presidente’ Slick Willy Clinton got caught transferring advanced USofA […]

Morning metaphor: society as an electronic circuit

I have a passing knowledge of electronic circuits, assembly and the schematic used to represent their inner workings. The resistor and use of the symbol for it have long attracted me and been used to represent my innate resistance for authority, power wielders, bullies, dictators and such. resistor The patch to the right is one I have worn on various clothing and accessory items as a conversation starter as well as personal statement to ‘those who know’. It is, in the schematic world, a depiction of a resistor – that component which resists the flow of electricity. I have used it with the thought that enough resistors can restrict, dilute and eventually destroy the power and control of destructive authority. […]

… and furthermore

I do not do this very often, but got such a case of the ‘shoulda-saids’ regarding yesterday’s “benefits of motorcycling” post that I went in and added the paragraphs I felt were missing. Its essence is unchanged. I can’t recommend a revisit as important, but I wanted the additional thoughts to be part of that essay.

benefits of motorcycling

I have been thinking about and posting on motorcycles quite a bit of late. Some of that is the season, as weather has become intermittently attractive for the bikers whose passion for that has been in a winter straightjacket. That is by itself exciting and motivating for us. That brings to mind the bigger question: Why do we find our motorcycle rides so exciting? From a practical standpoint, they beat most alternatives. The Asian region, particularly India and China dominate global sales dramatically, with Central and South America not too far behind. The USofA accounts for less than 1% of the global motorcycle market. People who cannot afford cars are much more able to own scooters and motorcycles. For those […]

33rd annual Ride To Work day – June 11, 2024

Ride your motorcycle on Ride To Work Day and demonstrate: – The number of motorcyclists to the general public and politicians – Motorcyclists are from all occupations and all walks of life – Motorcyclists can reduce traffic congestion in large cities – Motorcycles are for transportation as well as recreation Ride to Work Day is the 2nd Tuesday in June each year. Show the world that motorcycles and scooters are great for everyday transportation. On Ride to Work Day, ride your motorcycle or scooter to commute, shop/run errands, or simply to enjoy the experience. For more information, see www.ridetowork.org Globally, motorcycles provide economical, efficient personal transportation that have not been as much appreciated in the USofA recently. Their time […]

The American’s Creed

I found the following in The National Pulse archive. I want to insure against it disappearing altogether, therefore add it to my own archives. I find it pertinent on several counts, chief among them being that it is what we would today consider to summarize “conservative values”, yet is attributed to what in 1952 was penned by “a liberal commentator”. How far we have fallen.   “An American’s Creed” – 163 Words to Remind Us What it Means to be A Unkept Citizen. In the 1950s, a liberal commentator who had a number of aborted runs for public office wrote some of the most important words in modern American political discourse. Words that should have an impact as we evaluate […]

California continues to impress

Every time I think the state government cannot come up with anything more stupid, they lower the bar once more. Enough of the 39 million people officially listed as residents go along with each and every cockamamie scheme that the government apparently feels licensed to go even lower … time after time. Today I refer to their new reparations bill… introduced by the completely unbiased Reparations Task Force pictured on the right. They have not yet sorted out what percentage of dark African genetics you must have, but I am certain that no white African blood will set you up with the special handouts from one of the brokest states in the union. Forty or so years ago I […]

Fasting Day 28

I managed another day on my somewhat long-term fast. Yep, still have eaten nothing this month or this year. While I personally know nobody else who has deliberately missed more than two meals in a single day, in the world of fasting proponents, students, clinicians, and counselors, 28 days is merely medium. I started off this year with a 20 day target; exceeding my personal best of 11 by almost double. As I mentioned in prior posts, spending plenty of time with high levels of human growth hormone running through my system which itself is in a powerful healing state of autophagy was the primary point of this deprivation. Unfortunately, by Day 20, the healing battles were still raging […]

If it all goes wrong, with whom will the police side?

I read this article republished on The American Thinker website. It was thoughtful, insightful and thought-provoking. I also agreed with it as I read along. Then I came to the comments section and found that I agreed with many of them, even those who disagreed with the article’s author, Mike McDaniel. It depends a lot on your experience with the police agencies in your area. I have experienced both good and bad, from inside and out. I suspect those in my current area of operation would be as Mike describes. I recommend both the article and the comments. You might choose to read it at The American Thinker, but I include it all here if you want to stay put. […]

December 21st is the Winter Solstice

It is the shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. The South Pole is leaning as far towards the sun as it will until this time next year. I have been looking forward to the end of the shorter-and-shorter days cycle and beginning of the longer-and-longer days – I have a warm relationship with our sun. 😉 Our Winter Solstice is also considered officially as the first day of northern winter. Even though the days will now start getting longer, the cooling of our portion of the Earth’s surface has just begun. Typically the snowfalls increase for the next couple of months. I am a bit less enthusiastic about that as I have already plowed, scraped and […]

Was the grasshopper correct?

I have lived ant’s part in the fable of the ant and the grasshopper while over thirty years ago my ex roommate, best friend, and one who cared deeply about my well-being advised wholeheartedly that I would be much happier and better off if I quit even thinking about The Deep State and ugly side of the world around us. That is over 11,000 days he spent power boating, traveling, watching pro sports with friends, believing in an honorable media, living in a pleasant, unconcerned leisure class while I kept my nose to the grindstone, squirreled my nuts away, researching, working, and railing against the evil elites. As my, our enemies come down home stretch on their nefarious Agenda […]

the march of the gender benders

My youth was in the transitional era of strong men creating good times. We are in the sad times of weak men creating hard times. Considerate people of my generation are quite glad we lived in the culture of our youth and early adulthood – and most of us are glad we don’t have to suffer through the last phases of the transition to hard times. That certainly does not mean we are not resisting as best we can, just that we recognize it is up to a whole lot more than anything aware individuals can change or prevent. The most ridiculous part of all this is that the weak men and surrounding culture do a happy dance on […]