Ted’s essays

upgrading The Beast

It was rugged, manly and relatively impervious to EMP or other electronic assaults, but a bit too crude and unpleasant to drive over any distance at all. Thus when opportunity offered, we decided to replace The Beast with a new-to-us Z-Wagon, a 2005 Suburban Z-71. It tracks like a decent car. I regularly shun automatic transmissions, but that is one of the penalties modernizing puts on me. I can live with that among numerous upgrades. I will be willing to actually cover extended distances in my new Z-wagon. With the 2005 engine management system, it can approach 20 miles on a gallon of gasoline, while The Beast could get to 13 mpg if I handled it with kid gloves. […]

The people of Kazakhstan overthrew their tyrants

The place you may never have heard of just showed the world how light overcomes darkness. The top level government agents have been arrested or have hastily left their country. Those who did not escape are being taken into custody. Doctors are being arrested by the people. Toxic jab peddlers have been arrested by the people. Politicians are being arrested by the people. Kazkhstan armories have been raided. The New World Order has been shown the door … to the dungeon. The rest of the world needs to follow the example set by the enlightened, courageous people of Kazakhstan. Odds are shifting to our favor. This short video is packed with good news. Media that ignores this MAJOR EVENT is […]

Meet Joe Black

I am watching more movies nowadays. They are a pleasant respite from the 4th-generation-war theater that is in some ways dragging on while we race to the epic, titanic, grand melee between good and evil, light and dark that seems destined to happen quite soon. I know, I know, I should be meditating, seeking the great spirit, becoming ONE with The Cosmos, finding my inner peace connecting with The One… or at the very least, reading poetry, philosophy and otherwise growing in spirituality or preparing for The Transition. But decent movies are my time off for good behavior. The challenge is to find wholesome, entertaining movies in a medium packed with garbage. Our antique, grandfathered Netflix DVD/Blue-Ray subscription is […]

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 […]

Ted the 3-legged dog

You may have noticed my dearth of posts here. I have been working on myself; leaving the cockroaches to scatter while others shine lights on the evil they have been spreading. I often feel that those who are asleep cannot be awakened, while the level five people don’t need any more help. Then I notice that my posts do have readers and my videos do get watched. I suppose my vacation is over… I’m back. My wife recently had the first acupuncture experience of her life. The good doctor helped her noticeably with a couple of issues pharmacopoeia medicine had not. She enthusiastically made an appointment for me. He called to set it up. I told him I didn’t […]

why reload your own ammunition

By the time you have purchased the equipment required to load your own ammunition, then bought primers, powder, brass and bullets, you will not have saved any money over purchasing commercial factory loaded ammunition. Trained snipers use commercial high-end ammunition made specifically for that task. Cost per round doesn’t matter, but repeatability, reliability and lethality mean everything. Hunters only take a few shots per year per rifle. They cannot make handloading pay off for them. Your typical handloader is a guy who shoots in competition. We shoot a lot. The cost-per round must be on par with the cheap ammo while the accuracy through OUR GUNS has to be nearer the high end. I shot DCM, then CMP, and […]

wasp nest VS Mossberg

I have no love for meat bees. They invariably figure out that I am meat. I can share my spaces with honey bees of all stripes and persuasions. If I don’t attack them, they don’t attack me. That is the essence of Libertarian relationships. I have employed various tools to minimize the meat bee populations in my area of operation, including baited traps and hired killers. With the leaves gone from our local trees the very large hornet population around here was explained by a mongo nest high in a tree above the corner of our house. The above photo is after application of birdshot and buckshot which I am confident will minimize the population next spring and summer. I […]

The blessings of a few hundred Gs

Today uncountable Gs definitely brought a smile to my face, a spring to my step. Organized crime (private sector) movies taught us to use Gs when referring to thousand-dollar bits. A hundred Gs is $100,000 in that parlance. I am abusing the pun here. My semi-retired Honda CRX race car was scowling at me from under its coat of dust. We hadn’t flexed our muscles in a very long time and the rapidly approaching winter threatened to add another 6 months to that streak. Heck, world events could add “forever” to it. Today I was harrumphing my way around the estate mulling over my impossibly long list of pre-winter chores when the CRX suggested we do something JUST FOR THE […]

I’d just as soon be lucky

Results matter. Consistent results are even better. According to many historians, Napoleon was more interested in a pattern of good fortune for his generals than technical skill sets. โ€œI know he’s a good general, but is he lucky?โ€ – Napoleon Bonaparte – A friend and I were target shooting a few days ago. I was shooting my .22 pistol while he shot his .22 rifle, 9mm pistol and 12-gauge pump. He offered to let me shoot each. I did a few rounds with the rifle, then took his offer with one 12-gauge slug. I selected the top-middle of the pictured array as my target – about 35 yards away, sighting with a little-bitty bead at the end of a […]

finding the calm in the storm

So much of what I see, read, hear, fight against … so much of my world and what I share here is about the evil forces and their assault on everything we appreciate about our world. Once in a while a supremely positive note comes my way. I need those. You probably do as well. As I read the mantra below I was inspired to do as it instructed. But where? Where in my current world is the right place to connect with my spirituality, nature, the cosmos …? Recalling when I was most at peace and in harmony with the natural world took me to the Pacific Coast. Walking, jogging, laying and playing on the sandy beaches with […]

I’m back in the fight

My absence has been from seeing the two sides so firm in their convictions there was nothing I could say, do, expose, or explain to effect any change. One of the best snapshots I get into The Other Side is our weekly extended family Zoom Meeting. One of the more successful brothers answered my wife’s anti-vaxx statement with, “There are two sides to that issue”. He is absolutely correct. On the one side we have people who have looked into, considered both sides. On the other are those who trust the wrong people to have done the research for them, ignoring anyone or anything that challenges their convictions. I am quite certain an open-minded person capable of reading English […]

8 Day FAST – lessons, experience

It is over. I made a gourmet stew that waited in the crock pot for my wife to get home from her vacation at an unknown afternoon-evening time. It was excellent. Turns out I really like food. ๐Ÿ˜‰ It was not easy. I do not recommend what I did, known as an extended water-only fast. Most of the important results can be had with more convenient, accessible options that I outline below and in the video to the right. I know of no other person who has deliberately denied themselves food beyond one day. It is, however, a healing tool far more valuable than having your own personal MD on call. Extremely rare is the person who succeeds in fasting […]