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When you need work done, ask the old guys

An even dozen mailboxes are clustered where the gravel road meets the paved one. A large, very old, rotten timber holds up 8 of them while the other four perch atop various posts that are as individual as the homeowners who added their mailbox to the row. In all, a very random collection with only one at the US Postal Service mandated 40″ height. Last Monday we all received notices from the post office that our mailboxes needed to meet the 40″ minimum. I responded with printed notes in each mailbox inviting all to a work party at 0900 Saturday to raise them all together. One man telephoned me to say he couldn’t make next Saturday, but wanted to help. […]

Bosco at 5.7 months

He is shaping up to be an excellent dog. Yeah, the German Shepherd Dog (GSD) side needs employment … OR ELSE … they self-employ … and the owners are guaranteed to not like their ideas. But, dang, they make great family dogs. I suspect Bosco’s ears are a month from standing up like proper GSD ears, but his head seems otherwise dominated by his American Pit Bull (APB) half. Both are described as athletic and strong; both traits desirable in a country dog. Puppy Chart .com estimates my 68.6-pound 5.6-month-old will be a 100-pound adult. *WARNING* Stay on top of training. You won’t want an out-of-control Big, Strong, Athletic, Inventive dog. Dogtime.com is an EXCELLENT reference tool. The peculiarities of […]

infected … again

I apologize for the absence. I tried visiting an interesting-sounding article at some new ‘prepper’ website only to get my computer hopelessly infected. I lost a few days to installing a new operating system … and, sigh, ugh, rebuilding one link after another. My e-mail is still not functioning. Dang. I would rather run power tools through lumber than play games with computers.

truth bombs

Polly Boiko delivers a great short summary of The Donald’s European tour.

sad day when rational conversation is unapproved

Those paying attention to world affairs from a variety of sources know the MSMs anti-Russian, anti-Trump hysteria is irrational. The interview below on the eve of the Trump / Putin meeting is a calm, objective look that blows the smoke of hysteria away. You might almost get the impression that rational adults could be in charge. Lordy! Putin puts Russia’s interests first & respects Trump’s ‘reci from Ted Dunlap on Vimeo.

the frenzy

one using the old noodle – vs the other

Faux News talking head Chris Wallace unsheathes his wet noodle to “ask the hard questions” of Vladimir Putin. The interview below is well worth watching at least as much for the uneven contest as for the content. Whether by official policy or personal acceptance of their mythologies, poor Chris tries to corner Vladimir with smoke and mirrors only to find his opponent quite capable of clearing the air every time. Proven lies do not show well in contrast to proven facts. They keep trying to get Putin to play their games by their rules. Why would any sane person do that? I am personally impatient with interrupters. Sensationalist shouters squash debate, substituting a contest of rudeness for an honorable […]

Cannabis: A Lost History

The DEA, Drug Enforcement Agency, is a construct that was conjured-up to squash political opposition and enrich friends of the rulers. I want you to read the following article and watch the video with the DEA’s proclamation regarding cannabis in mind. Schedule I Schedule I drugs, substances, or chemicals are defined as drugs with no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse. Some examples of Schedule I drugs are: heroin, lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), marijuana (cannabis), 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (ecstasy), methaqualone, and peyote The movie, by the way, is GREAT! It is an hour long. Set aside that time as if it were a Hollywood entertainment flick. You will be rewarded with something much, much better. While I knew […]