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purchase and use of BaoFeng two-way radios

BaoFeng UV-82HP$62.89UHF / VHF128 ChannelsOutput: 7 Watts I have helped well over a dozen people earn their amateur radio licenses. But I recognize the effort to study for, and pass the FCC exam is not for everybody. Much more accessible is The General Mobile Radio Service (GMRS) licensed radio service. A $70 FCC GMRS license has no testing requirements and covers your entire family’s use for 5 years. BAOFENG makes good, affordable radios that can listen to several other bands and legally enable you to transmit, that is communicate, via GMRS channels. Significantly, unlike the inexpensive blister-pack big-box-store radios, these transmit at much higher powers, and are capable of utilizing repeaters for long-distance communications. My favorite of their current offerings […]

government sky rockets

This chart tells many tales. Let’s first talk about inflation figures as published by your government compared to what you see here. They claim that health, food, housing and college costs are “too volatile” to include in their calculations and would confuse people. Therefore they calculate oaf-fish-al inflation without those skyrocketing prices. They happily report that they are “doing a great job managing the economy”, with 2% or 3% reported. They also explain how wonderful inflation is for us. Sure, that’s what the unemployed and underemployed need, is higher food, housing, child and health care costs. Ah yes, but look at how affordable televisions are 🙂 Darn near anybody can afford to have Big Brother leering in their living […]

Trumping the Deep State

I have been working at figuring out The Game the ruling class is currently playing. We are looking through a knothole in the coliseum fence, but that does not enable us to understand the game, the rules, what they are playing for, or who is ahead at any given time. LewRockwell.com re-published an article that gives great insights. It is actually Part Two of a three part series published at theburningplatform.com. I have not yet read the other parts, but Part Two is very good. Click the headline below to read the entire article. I give you a couple clips from it below that. FOUNDATION AND EMPIRE: IS DONALD TRUMP THE MULE? ” …Trump used the GOP establishment’s disdain and […]

when low is high

I do not take it seriously … certainly when compared to those for whom Practical Pistol is LIFE. It is a great sport. It has wonderfully useful real-world application. And I do admire those folks who can SMOKE the course. A handgun you do not practice shooting is not much better than a pocket full of stones you don’t practice throwing. If you expect your pistol to be useful in a dire self-defense scenario, you dang-well better shoot it often enough to KNOW you can hit what you want to hit with it, and not hit what you want to not hit with it. It is fun. It is a great skill set to have in your quiver. But I […]

click bait

Stupid teasers instead of real headlines. I nearly always delete-before-reading, or just pass on by. Real headlines Tell Them What You Are Going To Tell Them. Then the article Tells Them. Then the closing Tells Them What You Told Them. This was taught to people of my generation when they moved from English language fundamentals into literary communication – somewhere around 12 years old. The Dumbing Down of America is well on its way. Trump Makes HUGE Move For Secret Service – No President Has Done This… This is a typical headline. What did it tell you? The President did something. Wow! He does something all day every day. No information whatsoever. The something he did involves the Secret […]

Ted’s awesome meat loaf recipe

I combined a few recipes, added a dash of improv and made a lovely meat loaf today. I wrote it out tonight so I could come close to repeating it another day. Of course the measurements are approximations and wild guesses, but I’m betting they are close to what I used. Ted’s Awesome Meat Loaf 3 tablespoons coconut oil 1 cup chopped onion ½ cup chopped green onions 2 chopped carrots 2 chopped stalks celery 2 tablespoons minced garlic 2 8-ounce cans tomato paste [homemade] 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 4 tablespoons apple cider vinegar 1/2 teaspoon salt [Himalayan pink] 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper [fresh ground] 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper (untested addition) ——– Stir fry the above ingredients, using only […]

in your face – by Big Pharma

You would think they have to be subtle, but noooo … Today’s news says their abuse of us can be blatant without penalties. Going straight to the heart of the matter, Big Pharma spent $51 million in the 2012 federal elections and nearly $32 million in the 2014 elections. Their spending in state elections is similar. For every $1 the industry spent on contributions during the last election cycle, $7 were spent on lobbying in 2014. This is where the real money buys legislative and executive branch favors. The pharmaceutical industry’s lobbying expenditures steadily increased from 1998 to 2009, when spending hit a $273 million peak as Congress debated the Affordable Care Act, according to CRP. In 2014, drug […]

my new car company

I found myself with a spare five billion dollars lying around. I have a bullet-proof plan for using it in the creation of the ultimate car company. As is popular with ideas like this, I will give it a proper newspeak name: FREEDOM MOTORS. My first step to guarantee profitability will be to have my good friends in Congress move all liability for injury, death or failure to perform as advertised from Freedom Motors to the National Freedom Motors Injury Compensation Program. Lawmakers actually work quite inexpensively. For less than a billion dollars, I can get a fifty-fold return on investment. Then to make sure our compensation system doesn’t break the taxpayers, and give my company a bad name […]