Ted’s essays

being offensive VS being popular

While I wrote most of this to a specific individual, it does have much broader implications. Therefore I adjusted slightly and share it here. You might assume that I am arrogant, don’t respect your opinions, or do not comprehend your world view. I believe those would all be incorrect assumptions. Most of what I know about how the world works I began learning after my last child left my shelter.  I know now what I have learned since they left my home PLUS what I knew before. My memory is not gone.  In my 20s and 30s I read local newspapers plus Newsweek and Time magazines. Over the years I watched thousands of mainstream news shows. It was a well-presented […]

Dr. Carrie Madej + several other doctors with news you need to know

Here is the big picture about COVID and vaccines, but it gets down to the nano-and cellular picture that we all should understand at least somewhat. Doctor Carrie Madej is more than expert on it, she is absolutely superb at explaining it to people who are not trained doctors, virologist and biological scientists. Here is a link to the video at Brighteon.com. You can (and should) share this via e-mail or other electronic methods. Below that is the same video so you can watch right here. https://www.brighteon.com/371e2513-1ca4-4322-a104-c7cba1f51756

feeling liberated

I am very definitely not average in my appreciation or abilities in the universe of driving. I was racing and more importantly, understanding motorized vehicles and their performance capabilities as a rug rat. I read about auto racing, designed and built race tracks, and I raced various vehicles around them before normal kids went to first grade. I resisted thinking that my skills or nature made me an exceptional driver for decades in spite of ample evidence to the contrary. I regularly out-performed people in superior equipment as well as consistently achieving lower lap times than they did in their own vehicles on my first drive with unfamiliar equipment when they offered me drives in them. Seven decades into […]

If the other guy is declared POTUS, it is WAR!

All of the news sources that Biden/Harris fans see, hear and read declare their team as victors. They know nothing of reprogrammed voting machines, flood of questionable (putting it gently) ballots, media, tech giant and other influences over the election and reporting thereof. Anyone mentioning such things is speaking in tongues, irrational, and criminally delusional. They ALL KNOW THESE TO BE FACTS. All of the news sources that Trump fans see, hear and read declare their team as victors and the other side as corrupt criminals of the highest order. A perfect mirror image of their arch enemies. Both sides will be *SHOCKED* if they lose. Both sides will go to war if they lose. You do understand this means […]

geoengineering

Natural weather in the Northern Hemisphere rotates counter-clockwise. It always has and unless the magnetic poles switch, always will. The key word here is “natural”. Nature no longer has exclusive control over our weather. Never have the satellite images shown it so clearly as it does with this current unusual weather pattern. Between dusk and dawn the chemtrail lines are right there on the weather satellite images. That is the one I watch as it shows weather approaching my location. I suspect others would reveal similar geoengineering interventions. GOES-17 (West; 137.2W) The above link takes you to the current animated version (last three hours). The chemtrails are highly visible when the sun is not shining on them. Of course the […]

the rule of law VS the code of the west

We are unfortunately familiar with “crafty” lawyers convicting the innocent and exonerating the guilty. Accepting that we are powerless as individuals to correct this aberration is an irrefutable sign of corruption in our culture. There is even a controversial thread (hotly denied by lawyers) saying that BAR membership is indeed affiliation with the British Accreditation Regency or the British Accreditation Registry INSTEAD OF USofA citizenship. That would clearly make its members unqualified to participate in our government in the legislative, executive or legal branches. That those licensed to practice at the bar make up nearly half of our ruling class is certainly a large part of why the laws of this land seem to be lawyers’ tools rather than essentials […]

Enjoy the fall

Readers here know I was counting down the days to the election fiasco that I figured as TSHTF kickoff. I do not believe the trajectory has changed at all, or the timing changed by much. As philosophers and poets often admonish I am now treating every [somewhat normal] day as a gift. I am resigned to many things and prepared to fight for others. The Serenity Prayer is prominently displayed on my studio wall as these times call for a constant reminder. SERENITY to accept what I cannot change COURAGE to change what I can WISDOM to know the difference I still see the election theater objective as building unquestioning loyal following for Messiah Trump and violent opposition that […]

operating on Farmer Time

Today is the biannual celebration of control our overlords wield over details of our lives. They remind us twice a year that even little things are within their power. For absolutely NO GOOD REASON, they send us scurrying around our houses, shops and vehicles resetting every clock and timer therein. It is just a little jab, not like they are starving or poisoning us … with that poke anyway. I am approaching the mark where half of my life will have been spent self-employed. When you do not report for work at a time fixed by others, the annoyance level of biannual clock manipulations is reduced. I get up when I am awake and go to bed when I am […]

hammered by early winter blizzard

Two weeks ago I was photographing Autumn in The Bitterroot. It is typically a short season, but we do not normally, naturally get much snow until Thanksgiving – a month or so from now. The Blizzard of October 23-24, 2020 will stand out for a long time. I can count on a number of light snowfalls my Sportsman plow will push away along with the gravel that worked its way to the surface over the summer. Not this time. Thirteen and a half inches is WAY MORE than my little plow can push anywhere. This season started with the snowblower as my only snow management choice. It had two problems dealing with the overload. One was the gravel beating […]

Autumn on our homestead

With four days of rain predicted and reasonable certainty that both the summer and the Indian Summer are history, I saw this morning as my last chance to seed the areas my construction projects this year laid bare. I have been trying to buy or borrow a real harrow to work the seeds under cover, but nothing worked out. So I made my own along the lines of cheap, scrappy farm yard stuff. Old boards. Fence scrap. Screws. Chain. Ingenuity. It worked just fine. It has been almost a decade since I sold off my 20-year business, The Gentleman Farmer with tractors, implements, good-will and customer list. Our Bunkhouse homestead demanded a snow plow so I have a Polaris […]

You have 34 days left in this world

We are between TEOTWAWKI and TSHTF. That is to say that the world as we knew it at the beginning of this year will never come back. It ended. Forever. However the worst is yet to come – in BIG WAYS. Most analysts who have any credibility put the latter date on or around the USofA November election 34 days from now. It could easily be plus or minus a few days, but The Big Ugly is on the visible horizon. Warnings come to us from people studying their own specialties; all are converging in about a month: weather, environment, crop failures and numerous hits that the global food supply chain is suffering global politics, friction and threat of regional […]

rack for long-handled tools

I have made several versions of this. My new one is based on heavy-gauge steel hog panels, also known as livestock panels. I had, have some scraps kicking around that needed repurposing. The photographs are actually celebrating my moving the tool rack from the “Tool Port” to the adjacent “Car Port”. Since my diminutive Honda CRX is occupying a full-sized parking space, there is plenty of room for the tools which were contributing to the overcrowding in my tool shed. Last year I repurposed a plastic strip door, but snow blew in and made a hash of it. Since I never walk or drive through that opening, I disabled the strip movement, making it solid so I could put […]