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Radio Communicating Options

Darby Adult Education has a couple of classes in their fall program that interest me. One in particular is near and dear to my heart. The main reason is that I am a major proponent of having two-way radios for communicating where phones are unavailable and yelling is ineffective. I am so much in favor of using two-way radios that I created and teach the class. Sign-ups are open officially through next Monday, September 26th. As you can see in the course listing below that this 3-hour overview session only costs $6 regular and $3 for seniors. Click the headline below to see the entire set of course listings for the fall semester. Radio Communicating Options Handy in many situations, […]

more honorables against prohibition

The American Legion urges Congress to reschedule marijuana By Oscar Pascual on September 8, 2016 at 1:58 PM A group representing millions of U.S. military veterans has called on Congress to reclassify marijuana as a drug with potential medical value. The American Legion passed a resolution at its annual convention last week imploring Congress to “amend legislation to remove marijuana from schedule I and reclassify it in a category that, at a minimum will recognize cannabis as a drug with potential medical value,” reports Marijuana.com. Cannabis researcher Dr. Sue Sisley, who has researched the medical efficacy of cannabis towards veterans and symptoms of PTSD, believes that the support of the American Legion can help break through to more federally-funded […]

campaign spending

I am on the November 8th ballot for Montana Governor because the incumbent is an anti-self-defense elitist, and because no other candidate will make ending cannabis prohibition and testing the safety of our soil, air and water into important priorities. Every vote in the [X] Ted Dunlap for governor box says those things are important enough that person bothered to cast a ballot for them. I do not expect to be elected governor. I could handle it well were that to happen. Management by Objectives, that is hiring good people and empowering them to do good work, is something I am very good at, along with setting appropriate priorities. But, what I want to have happen is that enough votes […]

More evidence drug prohibition must die

By Perry Willis Recent stupid moves by the FDA and the DEA highlight the need to END Drug Prohibition. The sample letter to Congress below explains the details. If you agree with us that drug prohibition must end, please send Congress a letter. The hardwired message to Congress for this campaign reads simply… End Drug Prohibition. You can copy or edit the following sample text to create your own letter to your elected reps… It’s abundantly clear that my so-called government can’t be trusted to behave sanely on this issue. It must be taken out of your hands completely. Two recent aggressions against the American people by Executive Branch agencies highlight the case. First, the DEA recently decided to […]

Irate in drug war … again … still

The drug war profits organized crime in both public and private sectors, along with the trillion-dollar big pharmaceutical industry. Which, in turn, is a major perverter of our political system. The campaign finance reports are published, available to any and all, but widely ignored. Big Pharma buys our politicians. We have the best politicians money can buy – Will Rogers The costs of all this profiteering are obviously borne by the peasant and trade classes, us. This iteration of prohibition is no more popular among the people than the one a century ago, but the bread and circuses are more successful this time at keeping us from threatening our masters enough to repeal their profiteering. Two news articles jumped in […]

geoengineering Montana

I wrote the following in response to an inquiry questioning whether my stance on having Montana state resources investigate the impact(s), if any, of geoengineering on the people, plants, animals and other resources in our state was additional spending, and thus counter to Libertarian financial conservative principles. I understand your question as well as the underlying question it implies. I will answer both. The state government of Montana lists 36 separate agency websites. As governor I would authorize no additional agencies, nor would I allow budget increases for any existing agencies. Furthermore, I would work to eliminate several of them by transferring their work back to regional or local government or the private sector where appropriate. It is probably more […]

Marijuana Legalization: Give Peace a Chance

by Thomas L. Knapp (Thomas publishes Rational Review Digest) The Garrison Center.org On November 8, voters in eight states will decide whether or not to legalize, to one degree or another, the possession, use and sale of marijuana. If all of the measures pass, more than 86 million Americans will enjoy increased legal access to the plant: For medical use in Arkansas, Florida and Missouri, for recreational use in Arizona, California, Maine, Massachusetts and Nevada. Earlier this month, the US Drug Enforcement Administration announced it wouldn’t reconsider marijuana’s ridiculous Schedule 1 status (“no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse”) — but the states seem to be leaving the federal government behind. Medical marijuana is already legal […]

governor campaign inquiry – response

E-mail to Ted Dunlap for Montana Governor with response below. Greetings Mr. Dunlap, (received 8/28/2016) I suppose I need a little information which you should be able to provide. 1. How many Montanans are Libertarians in the Montana Libertarian party? 2. Who is your running mate as the Lt. Governor? 3. Who is your campaign manager? 4. How many counties have you covered in the state? 5. When was the Montana Libertarian party convention and where was it held and how many attended? 6. What bills are you proposing for the state of Montana? 7. What do you think about Universal Military Training? 8. What do you think about Montana National Guard? 9. Did you serve in the Military Ted? […]