The “Hatfields and McCoys” is reference to a feud so famous it became synonymous with serous, even lethal battles between acquaintances, friends and relatives. Such is the state of The Potomac Swamp today. We get glimpses of a serious turf war between members of the ruling elite. Most of the players, who is on which side, and most plays being made are not apparent to us. It is kind-of like being in the parking lot of the stadium during a ball game. But make no mistake, the fraction, perhaps half or more, of the rulers who lost in November are hugely powerful and have not lost in a couple of decades. This is A BIG DEAL. I have never seen […]
Though nearly a decade old, this video on minimizing the spread of diseases should be shared again. The easiest reflex is to put your hand up to keep from blasting everyone nearby. But it is wrong. Mythbusters took on the sleeve VS hand and hankie in the lower video. While the upper one uses logic and expects you to trust them, as is their mission, Mythbusters finds a way to test the theory.
There has not been anything like it in the 50 years since John F. Kennedy took on the CIA and the Rothschild’s central bank … or the prior shakeup when Abraham Lincoln tried it. I think the current civil war within the ranks of the ruling elite is bigger than either of those and no less dangerous for the leader of the minority. We have to go back to Andrew Jackson’s successful throwing out of the bums and the four attempts on his life to see an insurrection on the scale of what is happening in the Potomac Swamp today. The 6 operators of mainstream media are all against Trump. Huge segments of the massive USofA bureaucracy are against him, […]
Painted Rocks dam – with no overflow systemIn honor of California’s dam problems, the local Ravalli Republic newspaper just published an article on The Painted Rocks dam. Probably more thanks to the agitation of Dallas Erickson than the threatening disaster of Oroville. If you have been watching the unfolding drama as the crumbling dam gets pushed to, and perhaps beyond its limit, you know that the main spillway damage first observed 4 years ago has now rendered that spillway hazardous to use. The emergency overflow was deemed inadequate and unusable 12 years ago. Surprise, surprise, surprise, turns out that it is indeed unusable without catastrophic erosion. Several years ago, California politicians pushed through a “water bond” to fix aging and […]
I have published 6 articles in the last 3 years about the risk posed downstream from the Painted Rocks dam reservoir. A couple of them were from when I was attempting to work with the Ravalli County Office of Emergency Services. Bitterroot Bugle previous articles on Painted Rocks I cannot forget how my meeting with the head and his assistant went. The assistant, by the way, is now the agency chief. “ According to your data, a Painted Rocks Dam failure would put a 20-40 foot wall of water through The West Fork, Conner and Darby, and 20 feet through Hamilton. Do you believe that assesment? Well, we aren’t engineers, but yes, we believe their analysis. That would mean perhaps […]
East Fork of The Bitterroot River frozen over Ice dams form as Bitterroot river thaws
Over the last couple of years, my mealtime portions shrunk significantly, seconds stopped and most of my lovely, wonderful carbohydrates have been cut back dramatically to a shadow of their former, joyous selves. But relentlessly, month-by-month, my aging metabolism has reduced my inspiration to burn the necessary calories that would keep my waistline contained in my pants utilizing only the size I want to wear. Couple that with a digital scale that is pretty-darn merciless in explaining loud and clear what the mirror has been trying to tell me. It was the scale that finally, well, tipped the scale. The dang thing tried to warn me off, but I wouldn’t listen. Finally it screamed, 199.5. Oh no! THAT WILL […]
It was fully dark outside when I woke up. Hmmm, my digital clock is off. The cord and connections are not easily accessed. I’ll figure out what’s wrong with my clock in the light of day. All I know for sure is we are somewhere between evening and morning. I wonder where? Flushing the toilet, there is no tank refill. No water flowing into the tank and, therefore, no power to the mutual water system. The lack of juice is much more widespread than just my clock, and has gone on long enough for the neighbors to use up the pressure tank contents. Happily, we have good people in Ravalli Electric Co-op who undoubtedly are working on restoring power. Back […]