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new marshal in town

As I write, it is past midnight, January 20th in Washington DC. Donald Trump, whose records are not sealed and birth certificate not forged, is the POTUS. The First Lady is a woman. The paid and volunteer rioters did their thing, but none of it horrible. Maybe 2 million bikers made a difference, or DC police, military, Secret Service, those portions of the FBI who didn’t like the official direction of the prior administration, or dozens of other groups. No matter. I am thrilled that Soros and company failed one more time. We have escaped the scourge that has been, and was scheduled to continue control to the bitter end. The destroyers have to develop new plans. Don’t worry for […]

inauguration disaster

Amazing coincidences from major disasters include: The modern ships of the Pacific Fleet, most high-ranking officers and their friends were all not in Pearl Harbor when the Japanese attacked. Worn-out ships from The Great War went down in tidy little rows. ALL of the newer stuff happened to be at sea that day. None of the ATF employees were at work nor were any of their kids in the daycare on the regular workday when the Edward R Murrah building blew up in Oklahoma City. On 9/11/01, Jim Pierce, cousin of President Bush, was scheduled to attend a conference on the 105th floor of the South Tower, where his company’s New York offices were based. But the conference was moved […]

300 AAC Blackout

I have recently been looking into subsonic rifle loads for full-sized bullets. By full-size I mean enough power to be considered adequate for hunting and defensive purposes. Less recoil and less noise are attractive, but I have found that sub-sonic rimfire (.22LR) can’t even clean-kill whistle pigs. One way to go, of course, would be to just get a carbine that shoots pistol ammunition for the purpose. The popular handgun loads all come with subsonic options or, as in .45, never do go supersonic. The speed of sound is about 1,130 feet per second. That varies a bit depending on conditions. I feel comfortable working with 1050 and below as subsonic and figure 1200 and above to be supersonic. The […]

End daylight savings time?

On their first day in the new legislative session in Lansing, a group of state lawmakers introduced a bill to end Daylight Saving Time in Michigan. The bill would make Eastern Standard Time the official time zone for the entire state and eliminate setting the clocks backward or forward. The article from CBS-Detroit includes a poll which indicates about 2/3rds of us would love to see it gone. As with most online polls, you have to vote to see the results. Of all the meddling legislators do in each session, undoing stupid stuff rarely gets much consideration. It is nice that some of them, somewhere at least consider this one. A possible majority in one out of 49 state […]

Darby Dog Derby … after action report

The Bitterroot Mushers put on another fun and interesting dog sledding and skijorning event last weekend (Jan 14-15, 2017). Brandi and Nicki do an impressive job of pulling this event together and making it run smoothly and efficiently. I was happily able to provide radio communications to and from workers spread out over 30 miles of mountain trails. My hero on the comms side is Rick who both days hitched a ride on a snowmobile to the COLD mountain top where he set up the radio repeater that enabled signals from hand-held radios reach to and from the entire course. I spent most of the two days in The Beast where I could monitor all the radios. I deployed […]

heating with wood

In N. Calif. I heated exclusively with wood for 19 years in a 1900-sq-ft home I had built with no alternative to wood heat (and passive solar). I was always able to find places to cut. I burned 1-2–year-old oak primarily, but also other local wood with excellent heat value. Fir was bottom-end stuff there, and pine not worth the bother. Those did not put out enough heat, burned up too fast and left a lot of ash. I didn’t understand the value of splitting mauls. I bought one to see it magically split wood with a single stroke like everyone who loved them talked about. But they had to be driven through each round with the sledgehammer. That was […]

capped the dude

Shortly after I switched from a ’63 Porsche hardtop to a topless ’56 Porsche Speedster, I tripped over a street merchant in San Francisco who was hawking his hand-made caps. It was a bit more than I could justify spending, but an elk-hide Greek fisherman’s cap fit my head, needs and desires so well that it went home with me. It became “The Speedster Hat”. It lived in The Speedster and rode on my head summer, winter, rain and shine. That was 20 years of fitting my head, and everything else I could want in a hat. I sold the Speedster to finance my escape from California to Idaho. I had no intention of including The Hat in the transaction, […]

Can’t shoot the messenger?

Pick a random target and shoot them. Or maybe the target is not so random… I don’t figure I need to put up links. Ya’all know the leaked e-mails exposed the Clintons, the DNC, Obama, the Clinton Foundation and many top level officials for corruption, election rigging, pedophilia, a trail of lies, bribes, bombs and dead bodies. Real media, real investigative journalism would have these people and these stories laid bare before an outraged populace. But the presstitutes are lockstep hammering “the Russians” for hacking the Clinton’s illegal computer system that the secretary of state used instead of the computer system belonging to the US State Department that she was required to use (felony, treason). Evidence of this Russian hack: […]