Ted’s essays

small business

A small business association was interested in how I felt about their constituency. I have created, grown and sold a couple of them myself, in addition to raising my three daughters almost exclusively via my small business. Probably the best way to explain my sentiments for this group of creative entrepreneurs is to share the brochure I single-handedly created years ago… that is I took the photos, interviewed the business people, wrote the text, designed the brochure and printed a bunch of them. As you can probably tell, I designed it to be a tri-fold handout printed on both sides to promote the Libertarian Party of Idaho and my election campaign of 2006. Here is a .pdf of that document […]

DEA’s death throes

The DEA and ATF are perfect examples of bureaucracy in search of a reason to exist. Both, in spite of the efforts of very expensive administrators, have failed to find legitimate answers. And both succeed in assaulting life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness in a distinctly less free country thanks to them. ATF started life to pursue producers and consumers of alcohol when that substance was prohibited by an over-reaching federal government. Picking off an occasional producer or distributor made the product more expensive and riskier. As we all know, it did nothing to slow consumption, but did create a huge profitable industry on both sides of the illegal booze war. When that social program went away, the bureaucracy […]

break’s over

It hasn’t been our turn for quite a while. I didn’t mark it down, but I think the entire month of August thus far has been chemtrail free. After months of 5 or 6 days a week of coverage, that has been real refreshing. But today they are back. At least two different planes were criss-crossing The Bitterroot with whatever the heck was on our prescription schedule today. You can go to GlobalSkyWatch, ChemtrailsPlanet or other sites for more on what is being sprayed, and the effects on Earth and its inhabitants. I knew as of Fri, 12 August 2016 09:48 AM that we were going to be targeted today. The sky to the north already had several passes […]

intended consequences

I was about to title this “unintended consequences”, but realized that would be quite false. The entire “asset forfeiture” scam has been a boon to immoral, police-state, law-enforcement since its inception. It serves no other purpose. By the way, in case you are new to my blogs, peace officers are a world apart from law enforcement officers. The “war on drugs” has enabled officials to snatch up enemies of the state for minority life choices, or planted contraband. This has been used to great effect chopping off the heads of groups threatening to the elites. Meanwhile, the ruling class uses all level of drugs with impunity. Taking it to the next level was surprisingly easy. We mostly sat complacently by […]

cannabis in Montana

Led by the multi-billion-dollar pharmaceutical industry, enemies of the valuable cannabis plant have kept it expensive in both money and risk to individual liberty for over 50 years. A plant that costs no more to grow than basil or oregano sells for 100 times what those non-prohibited herbs do. The worst part of this irrational war are the many costs to our society. Topping the list is our awful incarceration rate. A close second is that 99 dollars of the product cost goes to organized crime… with huge negative implications for liberty of all, even those not involved in either side of cannabis transactions. The United States is home to less than 5 percent of the world’s population but nearly […]

why pharma hates medical marijuana

from libertyblitzkrieg.com By Michael Krieger The Real Reason Pharma Companies Hate Medical Marijuana (It Works) Former Federal Judge Nancy Gertner was appointed to the federal bench by Bill Clinton in 1994. She presided over trials for 17 years. And Sunday, she stood before a crowd at The Aspen Ideas Festival to denounce most punishments that she imposed. Among 500 sanctions that she handed down, “80 percent I believe were unfair and disproportionate,” she said. “I left the bench in 2011 to join the Harvard faculty to write about those stories––to write about how it came to pass that I was obliged to sentence people to terms that, frankly, made no sense under any philosophy.” She went on to savage the […]

Contrails vs Chemtrails video clip

I have a hard time imagining anyone looking up at our Montana skies regularly and NOT noticing something very unnatural going on. Yet thousands of us do. Today I ran across this short video primer showing and describing the differences in science, fact and observation. Here is a simple, straightforward discussion of contrails compared to chemtrails… no rant, no rave, just the simple facts of the matter in a 4 minute, 36 second long video.

coffee roasting

My joy of coffee evolved a long ways over the years. Appreciation for quality drove me to more and more select roasters, fresher and fresher suppliers, then finally to the fanatics of select green coffee beans at Sweet Maria’s. …We are more than just another online store, we are a virtual coffee university. Simply put, we really like what we do… If you decide you are ready to graduate from high-end roasted coffee, I doubt you can do much better than to buy fresh green beans from their round-the-world selection. The variety is nearly overwhelming. Simply start with one of their samplers to get a feel for the choices. My current favorite java comes from, of all places, Java […]