Ted’s essays

bad bosses

Inc magazine (online) just published an article quantifying the costs of bad bosses and the horrifying number of them out there. Three out of four employees report that their boss is the worst part of their job. 65% say they would take a new boss over a pay raise. It takes an average of 22 months to recover from a bad boss. 30% slow down due to a bad boss. There is much more in the concentrated article. I recommend you go see The Real Productivity-Killer: Jerks (and it is worth waiting through their brief advertisement). This is totally consistent with my personal experience and observations. With the exception of Hewlett Packard while Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard were still […]


Live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart. Trouble no one about his religion. Respect others in their views and demand that they respect yours. Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life. Seek to make your life long and of service to your people. Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide. Always give a word or sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend, or even a stranger, if in a lonely place. Show respect to all people, but grovel to none. When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks […]


A bountiful harvest from our garden

Hi Ho Silver

There are two fundamental schools of economic thought. The Keynesian mythology says that the bankers and government can manipulate the money supply to your benefit, but historically have never done that. Just keep allowing them to suck the lifeblood of the economy and someday A) they will finally deliver on their promises – or B) they will be the ruling elite with none but peasants underneath them. With extensive data and historical record behind it, the Austrian Economic community is absolutely certain of imminent collapse of the fiat (unbacked paper) economy. You do not have time for extensive study to conclude this. You must act while you have the opportunity. You must act on faith. In fact, you will most […]

Time to be concerned?

I just added to and rearranged the front page here to put four important You-tube videos on the right side. There are many on the Internet covering the same areas of concern, but these are short, accurate and powerful. Europe’s economy and social situation is mere months ahead of ours. There are and were hardly any significant differences. Thus the first video with clips recorded this year in Europe could just as easily be clips from the USA just a few months into the future. A warning to America (5:52) The second one is of Lt. General Boykin (3-star) who recently retired from an insider position to the military structure in the U.S.A. He is clearly concerned and articulates well […]

pick yourself up…

One view says we lost the November 6th election. Some may figure it’s time to head for the hills, find a cave and live out their days in it. Others will simply plod along living on hope that their number doesn’t come up… that they will be allowed to live and permitted occasional pleasantries. The picture to the left shows what I think of those choices. I am also reminded of a very useful little song I learned as a child: Pick Yourself Up here with Fred Astair and Ginger Rogers and a contemporary version here: here with Diana Krall Let’s take a look at the positive side of the ledger: We still have a Constitution. We still have […]

election results

I was unable to attract much money, media or active campaign team, yet thanks to my websites, facebook and personal appearances, I did pretty well in attracting votes in Idaho’s most populous county anyway. I learned a lot about modern media, web-hosting, HTML and such that were good brain exercise and will probably be useful. I made a lot of friends and contacts who will be a nice part of my future. I certainly ramped up my name recognition, for whatever use that may have in the future. My vote totals are comparable to typical Democratic campaign results in the state and, I think, the second best the Libertarian party has ever received in Idaho. In a single-county race, I […]

VOTE Ted Dunlap for Sheriff

Ted Dunlap for Sheriff It is so much easier and safer than the other way to earn your freedom.