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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 […]

I lost a friend

I happened to be listening on the scanner Jeff programmed for me in exchange for some stuff I did for him. An emergency evolved starting with “a man fell, hit his head, is not breathing, CPR is ongoing”. I realized I knew the location well, the man, and the other people directly involved. I made a phone call to a mutual friend who would be in a better position to take useful action, find more information, or actually execute a worthy response. I listened as the situation transitioned through several steps to “coroner called”, and knew I had just lost a friend. I don’t know if the information sequence was good for me or not, but it did hit […]

LT. GENERAL MICHAEL FLYNN SPEAKS WITH RICCARDO BOSI

Okay, I didn’t know who Riccardo Bosi was either, but he turns out to be a renowned Australian video producer and liberty champion – who in this case hosted General Flynn to the large Australian audience Riccardo has apparently earned. Of course we do know who Michael Flynn is. This, however, is my first exposure to his speaking. I am now officially a fan. No wonder The Deep State tried so hard to crush him… a formidable foe indeed. A huge asset for our side. Watch the video. Here are my notes from watching: People cannot sit still Local action has national impact Get involved in your community like you have never been involved before We are in the middle […]

Building relationships

Community, family, friends, good neighbors are all about to become crucial to our well-being. The most important prepper action you can do today is build those. In a solid community, everyone works together to solve problems of the group and the individuals therein. That is the strength of homo-sapiens. We make great teams… or at least, can. Unfortunately, those who had control for the last century or more wanted us weak and divided. Their reign is passing. Their power is in decline. Their age of darkness is ending while the age of light is beginning. We are shifting to a new era. Most high-powered rifle bullets leave their barrels at supersonic speeds. At some point in their trajectories, the […]

anchor your spirit

Before electric lights and our fixation with time-pieces, middle-of-the-night “Between Sleeps” were well known, and beyond merely accepted, they were embraced and often highly creative periods. I am in one of those right now with my mind churning on the tumultuous future for all of us that is on the near horizon. I will consider many bits of the converging “perfect storm” without slowing down enough to install links for my source material or itemize the assaults. I’ll get to those here over the next week or so, but for now am going more with a stream-of-consciousness big picture look. First, the good news. Many who concentrate on connecting with the spirit world are talking and writing about the great […]

Moving forward from here

In another gem featuring Doctor Carrie Madej, she demonstrates her outstanding courage, creativity and wisdom to chart a path through the storm for healthy communities and people. She does not say it will be easy, but she is personally showing the way by example as well as sharing that knowledge as widely as she can. Here I do my tiny part to help. . . Dr. Madej has been fearlessly marching this path for years, making connections, gaining and sharing inside knowledge, leading, guiding, following, all while apparently ignoring the obvious threat to her mortal life posed by those with proven track records of assassinating humans for much less. While she makes only small mention of it, The Plan as […]

letting go

For those of us with SOME humanity, it can be very difficult and painful to watch friends, family, even acquaintances proceed on bad information fed them by evil people. I have a Serenity Prayer printout framed, displayed prominently on the wall of my studio to remind me that I cannot control everything (good thing, that). I cycle between deep, powerful empathy and deliberate distancing from problems I did not create and cannot control. Regular readers here see both of my personalities related to that. I occasionally post reminders to self here that may also benefit people in similar locations on our travels through this mortality. I ran across a good one for us and republish here. – Ted – […]

Stone Soup Kitchen

July 31st I published an essay about my Neighborhood Posse concept that has yet to gain traction anywhere I know of. See maybe my posse idea was simply ahead of its time, Neighbors and communities taking charge of their own defense is far superior to allowing gubmint and other criminals a semi-monopoly on use of force. My Stone Soup Kitchen is perhaps similarly approaching a time when communities will recognize starving families as a threat to harmony, morality and security. While it might be convenient to dismiss those who did not prepare for food shortages with, “That’s their problem”, it would be incorrect to assume it won’t become yours. The name comes from an old story of a hungry […]