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lighthouse lit

January 23, 2015
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lighthouse lit

Not wanting to forget turning off our Internet when it isn’t in use, I visualized a lighthouse going along with our brass sailboats. When lit, it would remind us that our wireless and modem were on. Missy dropped it way down my ToDo list quite some time ago by finding a thrift store lighthouse and…

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Fine-Tune Your Every Day Carry Setup

January 23, 2015
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Fine-Tune Your Every Day Carry Setup

From Survival Based .com by Brian Meyer Having a proper every day carry (EDC) setup is one of the most important things you can do to be prepared, well, every day. While you can get separated from your bug out bag and might not be…

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the state of THE STATE

January 21, 2015
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the state of THE STATE

I am grateful to those with the intestinal fortitude to sit through the propaganda fest performance by the liar in chief. I get as much as I can stand by reading and viewing the responses. The primary lesson one should take away from this show…

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Monsanto’s Role in Ukraine

January 20, 2015
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Monsanto’s Role in Ukraine

Will this be a takeover of Ukraine’s farmland? by Christina Sarich – from Common Dreams .org There are many facets to the conflict in Ukraine that have been overlooked by most media outlets. The role of western biotech firms is just one of them. (Image:…

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January 20, 2015
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The three quotations below give much insight to the comfort collectivism offers. They also help explain why it is so difficult to pry someone out of group-think and the embrace of whatever community they have wrapped around their life. The quotes brought to my mind…

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Radio Lessons from Afield

January 17, 2015
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Radio Lessons from Afield

Darby Dog Derby 2015 For timed and timing-related events, wearing your watch would be a good thing to remember. Having emergency cold-weather gear always in your pickup in cold climates is smart. Remembering they are there when your are chilled to the bone is smarter…

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Survival Basics: Water and Water Storage

January 15, 2015
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from Backdoor Survival .com uring a recent book giveaway, the question asked was “What piece of prepping gear is at the top of your bucket list?” Needless to say, I was more than a little bit surprised to find that the top response was water…

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Garden Planting Schedule

January 15, 2015
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Garden Planting Schedule

from homespun seasonal living .com January 14, 2015 by Kathie When a planning a garden, one of the most important parts is getting the timing right. Not everything gets planted at the same time, some seeds get direct seeded right into the garden, some get…

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the Charlie Hebdo false flag

January 14, 2015
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the Charlie Hebdo false flag

Paul Craig Roberts The Charlie Hebdo affair has many of the characteristics of a false flag operation. The attack on the cartoonists’ office was a disciplined professional attack of the kind associated with highly trained special forces; yet the suspects who were later corralled and…

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Darby Dog Derby 2015

January 13, 2015
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Darby Dog Derby 2015

This coming weekend (January 17-18, 2015) is the 8th annual sled dog races run by The Bitterroot Mushers. Supporting the races with communication across the course from start to finish will be the Bitterroot Amateur Radio Club. Providing course workers and transportation is the Bitterroot…

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Retail sales down, with one intriguing exception

January 10, 2015
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by Vin Suprynowicz America’s remaining retailers were already pretty well shell-shocked after seven years of Great Recession administered by those geniuses from Goldman Sachs. But store owners got whacked again when they totaled up retail sales for the long Thanksgiving weekend — traditional start of…

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The End Game is Underway

January 10, 2015
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By Jim Willie, GoldenJackass.com   As 2014 leaves off and 2015 begins anew, the main theme seems to be the end of the American Empire, the demise of the Petro-Dollar, the blunt of USMilitary over-reach, and the global urgency of putting the King Dollar into…

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Seattle Quake 9.2

January 7, 2015
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Seattle Quake 9.2

Missy often points out how much better she takes in lessons when they are personalized in a story. That works well for me too. Seattle Quake 9.2 did a very good job of delivering many good lessons to me. At $2.99 for the e-book, it…

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non-conformity is a mental illness

January 6, 2015
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non-conformity is a mental illness

Psychiatrists now say non-conformity is a mental illness: only the sheeple are ‘sane’ Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/044862_psychiatrists_mental_illness_oppositional_defiant_disorder.html##ixzz3O7DxkdAC   (NaturalNews) Modern psychiatry has become a hotbed of corruption, particularly the kind that seeks to demonize and declare mentally ill anyone who deviates from what is regarded as…

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Public Safety Bag

January 5, 2015
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Public Safety Bag

Huh??? You gotta be kidding me! “Public Safety Bag” Ohmygosh, these people are crazy. Belay that… Baaaaa Somehow they were lulled into a headspace where they can imagine everything as a threat and absolute lack of privacy as The Answer. In the checkout line of…

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Spring Lake

January 5, 2015
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Spring Lake

This is not what I am accustomed to for January 4th. Neither weather nor scenery are “right” for the season. It is also nothing like what I enjoy by way of elbow room. I pulled off the trick of a photo without other people in…

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Government is the Country’s Biggest Problem, Say Americans

January 2, 2015
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Government is the Country’s Biggest Problem, Say Americans

Independence DayGovernment (and the creatures who infest its rotten carcass) was the most important problem facing the United States in 2014, Americans tell Gallup pollsters. That’s up from being the second most serious problem in 2013, and the third-ranker in 2012. Who says the American…

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neighboorhood watch +++

January 1, 2015
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neighboorhood watch +++

Seeing this sign got me thinking … “PROTECTED BY VIDEO CAMERAS” What are they going to do, hit the bad guys over the head with their cameras? How about “This neighborhood protected by bouquets of pansies”? I think that is just as effective. I am…

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Illegal Immigrant Kids cost $260k each per Year

December 30, 2014
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Illegal Immigrant Kids cost $260k each per Year

By Mark Wachtler December 29, 2014. Fort Sill, OK. (ONN) Remember this summer when tens of thousands of illegal immigrant children were streaming across America’s southern border into the US? They are still coming, at an estimated rate of 5,000 to 10,000 per month, unaccompanied…

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world’s stupidest hit contracts

December 27, 2014
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world’s stupidest hit contracts

US and coalition airstrikes against the Islamic State in Syria have killed nearly 1,200 people ? including 52 civilians ? and wounded at least 800 others at a cost of more than $1 billion since the bombings began in September. IF those folks were all…

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hugging trees to death

December 25, 2014
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hugging trees to death

Great grandfather oaks stand in twin rows alongside California’s Highway 12. All day long, automobile traffic backs up solidly in the two-way lane between them. Breaks in traffic must be provided by electrical signal lights scattered along the way. Widening this road to match the…

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Celtic Woman

December 24, 2014
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Celtic Woman

Good friends introduced us to Celtic Woman. The blending of traditional Celtic, classical music, quite possibly the finest performers of their art in the world, with great production and videography make truly awesome videos. The vocals are so clean, clear and pure as to defy…

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eggsanity

December 24, 2014
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eggsanity

The People’s Republic of Left Coast again shows its special genius. Leading the way to our brave new world, the voters have agreed to implement The Humane Society‘s dream chicken-ranching beautification scheme (humane to non-human animals, that is). Part 1, as encoded into law by…

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Nullification Works

December 18, 2014
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Nullification Works

Congress Ends Federal Ban on Medical Marijuana Ryan McMaken from Mises Institute blog The LA Times reported on December 16: Tucked deep inside the 1,603-page federal spending measure is a provision that effectively ends the federal government’s prohibition on medical marijuana and signals a major…

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storm door

December 17, 2014
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storm door

We have been dragging this “brand new” storm door around and storing it ever since I didn’t get around to installing it in our Grangeville home… That’s three moves and seven years ago. I tried selling it a couple of times, but there is no…

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Ferguson

December 17, 2014
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By by Andrew P. Napolitano Those disturbances also revealed the difficulties of hardworking black families trying to make decent lives for themselves by endeavoring to leave the inner cities and, as basketball player-turned-philosopher Charles Barkley stated, the opportunities of inner city “scumbags” willing to steal…

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It is Never Too Late to Embrace Personal Austerity

December 17, 2014
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It is Never Too Late to Embrace Personal Austerity

from Backdoor Survival Whenever my travels take me to the Seattle area, I am amazed at the extent of conspicuous consumption. The fancy cars, the filled-to-the-brim shopping bags, and the crammed-to-the-gills restaurants are always a surprise. Perhaps I have lived in a rural community too…

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