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I almost took two photographs today

This was supposed to be a quick trip to Skalkaho Falls for a photo devoid of other tourist vehicles and people. I forgot something. The last 6 miles of road to the falls is closed through winter. On the way back in a light drizzle, I was hustling along to get garaged before it turned to rain or snow when I noticed and braked for a herd of sheep. Some of them backed up onto the shoulder while most of them went slightly up the hill from the road as I rode my bike slowly by. I wanted a photo, but that requires I park the bike, turn it off, take the key to unlock the trunk, remove camera […]

picture your world

I made a meme this morning. I actually dislike the word “meme”, but today darn-near everyone knows what that is, overriding my Luddite dictionary. The directions from Goebbels in this quotation has become the industry standard for politicians, media, military and everyone else who has slimed their way into positions of power and/or influence. Almost nothing they present to us is true. That comes to no surprise, but it does get frustrating when I run across people with a tenacious grip on the unreality being hawked by the usual suspects. I am way beyond delivering facts to them refuting their treasured lies. I am most often their first or second hearing of truth when it takes at least three […]

how I spent my vacation

In no particular order, but that in which the photos uploaded… Spring motorcycling weather arrived very early in the Bitterroot this year. I am not counting on winter being truly done with us, but am grabbing these delightful riding days as they come my way. On the left is nearby Lake Como completely covered in ice, though the snow on the ground has all melted. On the right is a stop atop “Almosta Road” which is dirt/gravel all the way, graced with almost no traffic whatsoever and pleasant scenery. No photos, but much of my time is spent on what I call “estate management”. That can include plowing snow, fabricating shelves, welding, woodworking, communing with my shop tools, managing […]

famine plan

They want us starving (97% to death), with the remainder dependent, obedient, confused, unthinking slaves. Once again, I am sharing my Internet link collection on the heading subject. As I outlined in my February 3rd snapshot of 2024 article and video, the assault on humanity, nature and Earth is multi-faceted… really hard for humans to believe, but it is very real and I will spend the next weeks trying to break it down into bite sized pieces, supporting each one individually with links to other credible sources. At the top of my list is an article in both text and video form itemizing 100 food production facilities that have COINCIDENTALLY been destroyed in the last three years. You probably have […]

taking the CME warning down a notch

Today’s post at SpaceWeather.com makes the coronal mass ejections coming our way over the next couple of days sound far less threatening for those of you not operating satellites or ham radios. Somewhere in their publications or videos this morning I saw the phrase “not the big one”, which sums it up for me. All the things I ought to do before that particular one were just more than I wanted to squeeze into today. That is however a stark reminder that there are quite a few things that should be on my ToDo list, or rather in my case, higher priorities on that list. We’ll see. It is all most important, then again, none of it is. Enjoy the […]

possible CME hit here December 1st

This could be an important event to prepare for. If a massive Coronal Mass Ejection (solar flare) strikes the Earth as is a predicted possibility, electronics could be devastated, along with our entire electrical distribution system. This might be an auspicious time to put some effort into a Faraday Cage or two … and employ them for electronic stuff you value highly. I don’t want to overstate the warning, but I think it prudent to put some time in Friday protecting our electronics and have at least half a plan for a complete grid-down power failure. Hope and Faith are not plans. – Ted – Thank SpaceWeather.com for this warning GEOMAGNETIC STORM WATCH (G3): Three and perhaps four CMEs are heading […]

October 4th noon-2:00 pm, avoid all Emergency Broadcasts

Here is a .pdf version of the weather forecast graphic I created: October 4 forecast I published much of the information below on September 21st as advanced warning. Today, the threat is TOMORROW! This is a reminder. Shut down anything receiving radio wave signals from the Emergency Broadcast System (EBC) during the hours of noon to 2:00 pm Mountain Daylight Time. In some cases you may want to place hackable radio receivers such as cell phones into Faraday Cages to completely shut down any possibility they could emit potentially dangerous signals… break out the tinfoil 😉 … actually a simple cookie tin for your cell phone will work fine. You can test by calling your cell phone to confirm […]

today is the summer solstice

Today is the summer solstice. Celebrate it. Go dance in the sunshine… Or walk… Or play… We are in it, but few know, having been disconnected from nature and the real world. For most of human existence, people knew seasonal cycles from direct experience. They paid attention because summer, winter, spring and fall mattered. Today experts tell them what they need to know, there’s an app for that covers much of their research, and food comes from grocery stores completely disconnected in their minds from farmers, agriculture, seasons and shipping technologies. In our location, today is the longest day of the year. Tonight is the shortest night of the year. The sun will not set over The North Pole […]

Northern Light sighting possible this weekend

  Photo by: Shutterstock   By: Scripps News Posted at 12:11 PM, Mar 23, 2023   and last updated 1:06 PM, Mar 23, 2023 An aurora Borealis is possible this weekend after the Space Weather Prediction Center issued a geomagnetic storm watch for the upcoming weekend.  The watch is in effect from Thursday through Saturday but is expected to peak on Friday. At its peak, it is expected to be a G2 solar storm on Friday. At that level, the northern lights could be seen as far south as New York and Idaho.    The solar storm is expected to be at a G1 level on Thursday and Saturday, meaning the aurora could be seen as far south as northern Michigan and Maine.  A […]

chemtrail flu sick leave

On Tuesday night I was hammered hard with congestion and fever. My response was as it always is: Work with my immune system teammates – cook those pathogens to death. Expel the corpses. Wednesday my body requested lots of rest, clear liquids, and precious little else. Therefore, I spent as much of the day drifting between sleep and awake under my blankee on my recliner as I did lazing around the house kept toasty-warm via my woodstove returning the liberated carbon atoms back to the northwestern air from whence the local trees harvested it. Today is much better, but a light overlay of lingering weakness and likely infection dictate a physically low profile day. So I am playing keyboard catch-up. […]

chilly today

Among the dumb jokes that stuck with me from early adolescence was: Mexican weather report: Chili today, Hot tamale Unfortunately my neck of the woods is not expected to rise above FREEZING until February. On the estate, our little valley grabs the cold and hangs on to it with unappreciated tenacity. You can see my morning low to the left. Yep … minus 24 … or so. Thanks to a nice collection of firewood I have built up, I can keep the palace around a plus 75… roughly a one hundred degree difference … that I really appreciate after plowing or blowing snow in the yard for an hour or two. The photo to the right is from yesterday’s two-hour […]

cold snap

Now THAT’s COLD. At Sunrise (8:17), I threw on a wool coat, insulated gloves and boots for a one-minute outdoor job of opening the chicken door so my flock could get out to their heated water reservoir and food supply. Whoops. My young back-saving helper yesterday did not close the double gate into / out of the chicken yard after blowing a foot of snow off their scratching yard. So I did that while I was out there – to keep them in and predators out. By the time I was back inside, my legs were cold through their double layers, my back was cold through its triple layers and my cheeks were genuinely frosty in the non-bearded areas. (Interesting […]

simple pleasures in the workshop

Once in a while I simply get lucky as a photographer. I suppose as a modestly inspired amateur, that will be the only way I get a photo that really tickles me. Below is one of them. At my skill level, getting the lighting just right to comfortably light the background while focusing attention, and projecting a welcoming feeling has to be totally a lucky shot, but this one speaks volumes for the shop guy, and the car guy in me. I briefly opened the bay doors to admit the Honda for its overdue wheel swap from summer to winter. The woodburner in the far corner got the shop heat back up to a workspace comfortable 45-60 in no time. […]

crypto coincidence

Nobody familiar with this website believes in coincidences such as these. Outside of lamestream media propaganda is news of crypto currency founders, directors and operators inexplicable, “coincidentally” dying in the last few months. How do we read this? Russian billionaire Vyacheslav Taran was killed when the helicopter he was traveling in crashed near Monaco. According to the Mail, the crash happened in good weather and another unnamed would-be passenger canceled their journey at the last minute. I am reminded of the unused suites on the Titanic’s fateful voyage … reserved for the people who ended up creating the Feral Reserve with themselves at the top. The founder of Hong Kong-based digital asset company Amber Group Tiantian Kullander died suddenly in […]