Idaho Liberty posting categories

Champions of Liberty

Though not widely understood, we are at war. The other side is doing all the attacking, and lining up their weapons of 4th-generation war for the surge on to planned victory; crushing humanity, nature, honor, integrity and all that is beautiful in our world. If our response is as they hope, it will be haphazard, sporadic and ineffective. They win. We lose. If they do their job right, and are lucky, that will be the result regardless of our responses. I am rooting for, and continually work towards making them be unlucky instead. I long ago adopted the electronic engineering schematic symbol to the left as it represents a resistor. At the very least, that is what I am […]

It is time to build your new METRICS

According to Investopedia, Metrics are measures of quantitative assessment commonly used for assessing, comparing, and tracking performance or production. Generally, a group of metrics will typically be used to build a dashboard that management or analysts review on a regular basis to maintain performance assessments, opinions, and business strategies. There are various definitions, but in this post I intend you consider metrics as Your measure of value for your labor and your assets. What you will willingly exchange to others for things you value more. Now is a wonderful time to establish against the currency that has been the world standard metric for a century. While we are accustomed to using dollars and cents, as they decline towards uselessness […]

Guerrilla’s Guide To 2-Way Radio

For my heading, I purposefully modified NC Scout’s bestselling book title that I am discussing in this post. The Guerrilla’s Guide To The Baofeng Radio goes far beyond the make/model amateur radio he recommends in it. I and a fellow active licensed radio operator (HAM) took a local class from him a few years ago. It was extremely informative and valuable. I expect this book to have much of what we learned in that class, and quite a bit more packed into it. I have ordered my own copy, so this is a recommendation in advance of being able to review it, based on what I know of the author and of the subject matter. He created and operates Brushbeater […]

my turn as an enemy of the state

I was recently asked why I am unwilling to cross the border into and out of Canada. Here is the real answer. I was a significantly above average Libertarian activist. I ran for governor of Idaho twice, gave the Ada County Sheriff the closest race he had in 20 years, though I had no peace officer experience, and spent several years as Libertarian Party of Idaho state chairman. Needless to say, I was working diligently against THE STATE. When TSA had just (unconstitutionally) taken over transportation security at all the airports, I went through the Boise airport on my way to a convention of state chairs in Houston. I was the only person who got “randomly” plucked out of a […]

chatting up a bicycle gang

In a rare trip to our friends’ restaurant, I noticed a fleet of bicycles parked outside. We sat across from a similar number of gentlemen all wearing High-Visibility vests. I opened a conversation with something like, “You brilliant-looking men must be related to the bicycles parked outside”. That elicited chuckles all around, earning us camaraderie and their fascinating story. The first major surprise was in response to “Where are you all from?” Only two started off on their epic bucket-list coast-to-coast tour together. They met up on the road, found compatibility and have been riding together ever since. Their personal journeys varied from two months to one month on the road with a ways yet to go. A nicer […]

Veteran’s Victory Alliance

In my web post of May 30th, Memorial Day …. beyond beer and hot dogs, I mentioned being involved in the Darby Montana Memorial Remembrance Day program. It was held the day before because bigger venues would occupy the actual Memorial Day – including the nearby 100-year-old Corvallis Memorial Day parade and celebration. I played in the band there – a much larger performance than the TAPS I played Sunday in Darby. Victoria Miralda, a 21-year Army veteran spoke about the need and a program she founded and helps run today to help past and present military and first responders remain grounded. The setting they offer is ideal for giving these people a break from their intense duties in […]

Memorial Day …. beyond beer and hot dogs

… “Memorial Day the holiday however is a day that we as country pay respect to the men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. They gave their lives. You will notice if you go to a cemetery or even pass one the graves are covered with flowers and flags more so than on any other day of the year. The practice of decorating soldiers’ graves with flowers is an ancient custom. Soldiers’ graves were decorated in the U.S. before and during the American Civil War. Some believe that an annual cemetery decoration practice began before the American Civil War and thus may reflect the real origin of the “memorial day” idea. Annual Decoration Days for […]

time to lower the lifeboats

https://www.bitterrootbugle.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/From-a-Distance-Bette-Midler.mp3 In the essay I published yesterday (That Sinking Feeling), James Howard Kunstler asks if it is time to lower the lifeboats. Here, I will put it in a bit of context with that paragraph because I really like it: It does not escape the attention, however, of some people on deck that the US ship is riding lower in the water each day, and listing at a distressing angle. Many other passengers have retreated to their staterooms, sick from the “vaccines” they were required to take to stay on-board for the voyage. Meanwhile water is streaming in below-decks, down in the stinking bilges, from many cracks in the hull. Nobody seems to know what to do, least of […]

Light Up The Firehalls – May 2022

For several months now the Corvallis American Legion amateur radio club subsection has been operating field exercises from various volunteer fire department firehalls throughout our county – the area we fondly call “The Bitterroot”. Our long-term goal for this program is for KG7SPL to be a backup communication service for the volunteer fire departments of Ravalli County. The VFDs are the core of emergency response in The Bitterroot. They are located in every area, have agreed-upon coverage maps and can muster 20 or more active, skilled volunteers in a matter of minutes. Our route to providing comms backup involves a monthly exercises of our equipment and operators from the VFD stations. We go live at 1300 hrs local (1:00 […]

The superiority of the hangman’s noose

In this video I explain how to make one and why they are much better for straightening out your communities than occasional snipers. I have no idea why a childhood lesson, used not once since, has stuck with me for 60 years, but it has. Today I drag my learning of that special knot out of the dusty, dank portions of my brain to pass it on. This skill has applicability for communities who want to recapture honor, integrity, caring and other niceties for their families, friends and neighbors. Those annoying kids from primary and secondary schools who dedicated themselves to acquiring titles and badges of dominance grew up to do the same darn things on a much more serious […]

web hosting bill comes due

I am one of those fixed-income retirees of modest means that you hear about from time to time. I have not quite figured me out, but I am working on it. I enjoy puttering in my woodshop, metalshop, inventor/creator space. I also like playing trombone, upright bass and elementary artistic painting … and a few other hands-on-type things, mostly creative. What I do with much of my time instead is what I consider to be my community service… rewarding in their own ways of course, but not quite as much FUN. In that category are the classes I taught through the Darby Adult Education program to help people earn and upgrade their amateur radio licenses, understand Linux operating systems, […]

State senator Files ‘Kyle’s Law’

to Compensate ‘Victims of Malicious Prosecution’ KATHERINE HAMILTON     from Breitbart.com An Oklahoma state senator filed a bill on Tuesday dubbed “Kyle’s Law,” inspired by the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse, to protect Oklahomans who exercise their right of self-defense from facing trial for “political reasons.” State Sen. Nathan Dahm (R-Broken Arrow) said the legislation, also called Senate Bill 1120, is designed to ensure “victims of malicious prosecution” are able to receive compensation for expenses and damages. Should the bill become law, if a person charged with murder is found not guilty due to justifiable homicide, the state would have to reimburse that person for all reasonable costs “including loss of wages, legal fees incurred, and other expenses involved […]