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Ted’s essays

Chemtrail Flu

I am out sick this weekend … hopefully not too much longer. Pretty icky with intermittent sinus headache threatening to blow the left side of my head off, along with impressive lung/bronchial congestion and moderately yucky stomach. Not to mention if I do find any get-up-and-go, the symptoms rapidly ratchet up to punish me for thinking I could get anything done. Just a normal flu or cold? Perhaps. Sadly, it is not impossible to blame the elite’s spray-the-Earth program. How nice it would be to live in a world where that was indeed impossible. Where honor was the rule of the ruling elites, rather than the exception. Humans Are Free are among many websites documenting the poisonous spray programs. Do […]

scope this out

Rifle scopes have come a long ways from the early telescopes. I had no idea until I saw this video just how far combat optics have come, and what things scope producers have thought to put into their tools. If you are considering a rifle scope to use as defense against human targets, this sure looks like a good choice. It likely is just fine in hunting applications as well. Though some aspects may need rethinking, the fundamental crosshairs at various ranges would still be great.

Bitterroot Blues Band

Blues begat country. Rock came from blues. Swing, Dixieland and jazz also evolved from the blues. Blues is a familiar form of music to most of us, even if we don’t know it. The best part of music is making it; playing your own instrument. That is what we will be doing Saturday evenings this semester thanks to the Darby Adult Education program. Our foundation will be the blues, but we will drift into one or more of its offspring depending on desires of the participating musicians. Community? > ?Adult Ed? > Course Calendar We are excited to announce our Course Calendar! Please read below for course descriptions. You can register online TODAY. Course Registration Deadline is Friday, January 26th. […]

Darby Dog Derby

The Bitterroot Mushers are running their 11th annual sled dog races January 13th & 14th, 2018 at Lost Trail Pass at Gibbons Pass Road. That is mile marker ZERO. It is as close to you as whatever your nearest Highway 93 mile marker indicates. That is to say, sled dog racing has practically come to you so you don’t have to go to it. This is the fourth time I will be spearheading radio communications throughout the course for this event. We all learn from experience, and we have had several teaching moments for the comms team in gear, setup, deployment and use. We have also become a highly prized part of their race organization. Other partners include the Bitterroot […]

I shot the moon

Cool Cosmos tells us that our moon is an average distance of 238,855 miles (384,400 kilometers) away from Earth. That is about the width of 30 Earths. Because the Moon does not orbit Earth in a perfect circle, but instead travels in a slightly elliptical orbit, its distance from Earth varies between 225,700 miles (363,300 kilometers) and 252,000 miles (405,500 kilometers). One of the Yahoo Answers says The Moon is 238000 miles from Earth. The length of its orbit is 1,495,398 miles one orbit is 27.3 days=655.2 hours 1,495,398 ÷ 655.2 The Moon travels around the Earth at about 2282.4 mph Okay. Now we have established an approximate distance of 238,855 miles away, moving relative to where I am standing […]

reaching down deep

I was a tiny guy in high school; had more or less stopped growing in 5th grade. But Dad taught me to play tennis … well enough to be third on the tennis team out of 3,000 kids in my high school. Amusingly, the big, muscle-bound, power-lifter coach who drew the short straw and had to “coach” the tennis team took turns playing against all of us. I was the only one who beat him … because he expected his opponents to follow his coaching instructions while I was rebellious enough to put the ball where he didn’t expect it… over and over … he never could catch on. It wasn’t important to me, but tennis came easy enough and […]

Lilliputian garden

Bob Cannard always artfully dodged any discussion regarding cosmic effects of planting on the full moon, yet he taught that it was important to Plant something every full moon. Anything, anywhere – in the field, greenhouse, beds, cold frames, somewhere, anywhere, just plant something on the full moon. You can see the full moon coming for weeks. You have plenty of time to set up to plant seeds, starts, transplants. Planting on every moon creates a garden that is always growing, producing, vibrant, rewarding. Today’s full moon coincided with the first day of the Gregorian Calendar… You know, the day with New Year’s resolutions, resolves and promises to self. It also marked a turn for me from working on the […]

status report – comms and relatives

Coming soon … My main desk and radio table are set up. My 12-volt panel, batteries and terminal junction are set up. My 2-meter and GMRS (short range county-wide) radios are on the air. Yesterday I got a 3/4″ copper pipe RF ground from the shack wall behind my radios via 3 soldered elbows to the surface of the ground outside. I want to extend the pipe much further across the yard, and bury it as soon as the earth thaws. I previously installed a multi-strand heavy (I think #6, maybe #2) cable from a common post near the radios, out and onto a grounding stake. I anticipate setting up multiple grounds and trying each individually and in combinations, […]