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Ted’s essays

who is a fascist?

People are jumping up and calling our government “FASCIST” now. That is good news. Recognizing it is the first step in resisting, and possibly restoring liberty. I welcome them to our side. Of course they are a wee bit late to the party. The new administration did not implement fascism in its first week. Fascism was established by the prior administration, and the one before that, and the one before that, and the one before that … I wrote and published this in IdahoLiberty.com 6 1/2 years ago. Who’s a Fascist? “…That is what FASCISM means. Perhaps it is okay. Maybe I should say that most of us obviously think it okay to live, but uncomfortable to admit to. Nevertheless, […]

implementing 4th Amendment

USofA Constitution, Amendment IV The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized. Of course these protections are long gone. (Sorry Ben) Warrantless searches of homes, often by violent teams of men above the law number in the thousands every year, and continue to rise. Heavily armed checkpoints on public roads are regularly set up with forced medical investigation of bodies as well as searches of travelers’ vehicles. Phone calls and correspondence are nearly 100% […]

happy days

I am not believing in DC magic. I do not expect to see the Potomac Swamp drained. Money, power, vice and corruption will remain far more popular than liberty. BUT, I won’t have to see bits and pieces of that nauseating synchronized show where the Clinton, Obama and Media whores constantly lie to a worshiping audience of trusting souls who I could otherwise happily share Earth with. Photos and quotes from those two disgusting pseudo-humans will finally drop off my news feeds. The media and The White House will be at odds instead of teammates. THAT loss of power is a glorious benefit to the election results if nothing else improves. Not much else is assured, but those are […]

new marshal in town

As I write, it is past midnight, January 20th in Washington DC. Donald Trump, whose records are not sealed and birth certificate not forged, is the POTUS. The First Lady is a woman. The paid and volunteer rioters did their thing, but none of it horrible. Maybe 2 million bikers made a difference, or DC police, military, Secret Service, those portions of the FBI who didn’t like the official direction of the prior administration, or dozens of other groups. No matter. I am thrilled that Soros and company failed one more time. We have escaped the scourge that has been, and was scheduled to continue control to the bitter end. The destroyers have to develop new plans. Don’t worry for […]

no magic bullets

I have recently been looking into subsonic rifle loads for full-sized bullets. By full-size I mean enough power to be considered adequate for hunting and defensive purposes. Less recoil and less noise are attractive, but I have found that sub-sonic rimfire (.22LR) can’t even clean-kill whistle pigs. One way to go, of course, would be to just get a carbine that shoots pistol ammunition for the purpose. The popular handgun loads all come with subsonic options or, as in .45, never do go supersonic. The speed of sound is about 1,130 feet per second. That varies a bit depending on conditions. I feel comfortable working with 1050 and below as subsonic and figure 1200 and above to be supersonic. The […]

Michigan to end daylight savings time?

On their first day in the new legislative session in Lansing, a group of state lawmakers introduced a bill to end Daylight Saving Time in Michigan. The bill would make Eastern Standard Time the official time zone for the entire state and eliminate setting the clocks backward or forward. The article from CBS-Detroit includes a poll which indicates about 2/3rds of us would love to see it gone. As with most online polls, you have to vote to see the results. Of all the meddling legislators do in each session, undoing stupid stuff rarely gets much consideration. It is nice that some of them, somewhere at least consider this one. A possible majority in one out of 49 state […]

Darby Dog Derby … after action report

The Bitterroot Mushers put on another fun and interesting dog sledding and skijorning event last weekend (Jan 14-15, 2017). Brandi and Nicki do an impressive job of pulling this event together and making it run smoothly and efficiently. I was happily able to provide radio communications to and from workers spread out over 30 miles of mountain trails. My hero on the comms side is Rick who both days hitched a ride on a snowmobile to the COLD mountain top where he set up the radio repeater that enabled signals from hand-held radios reach to and from the entire course. I spent most of the two days in The Beast where I could monitor all the radios. I deployed […]

heating with wood

In N. Calif. I heated exclusively with wood for 19 years in a 1900-sq-ft home I had built with no alternative to wood heat (and passive solar). I was always able to find places to cut. I burned 1-2–year-old oak primarily, but also other local wood with excellent heat value. Fir was bottom-end stuff there, and pine not worth the bother. Those did not put out enough heat, burned up too fast and left a lot of ash. I didn’t understand the value of splitting mauls. I bought one to see it magically split wood with a single stroke like everyone who loved them talked about. But they had to be driven through each round with the sledgehammer. That was […]