Ted’s essays

liberty video

This YouTube video is quick, simple and couldn’t make any clearer the concept of who owns you and the product of your labor.

school is in

Housecleaning day… I found this lying around in my overlooked “Draft” folder. Heck, it is good. Might as well publish it even though it is from December 2012. The truth of this deserves an occasional airing. Meanwhile, in Sandy Hook, USA, available evidence shows one patsy who died by a “self-inflicted” shot from an AR-15 that he left in his car while he went on a rampage with two handguns. With these two handguns, he single-handedly killed 20 children all of whom died from .223 bullets fired from a rifle… you know, that unfired rifle the lone shooter left in his car. Early reports tell the truth; the whole truth. Eyewitness reports of two or three shooters are not showing […]

odds n sods

I wrote this back in February, but never posted it – for reasons that are long gone. It is interesting, only partially out-of-date and has only a few obvious rough edges. I have been on-task with my freedom fighting posts since mid-week. The’re everywhere. Today I was plenty fired up and powerfully motivated with a video and essay. My gosh but it puts my future and political activism in perspective. Do you see what I see? These books, essay and video are stark reminders of the limited choices I have: Democide or fight. You may have seen Homeland Security’s new target posters training our homeland storm troopers to not hesitate before gunning us down. Someone made a poster of these […]

handgun, rifle, shotgun Energy

I was perusing my website usage statistics and noticed that my shotgun energy post at The Fixer.biz was highly popular – and to a much lesser extent my rifle and handgun posts. I was reminded that I compiled those to resolve a shortage of useful information on the subject. How can you explain the roles of the basic firearms without referencing their relative energy? That inspired me to look anew, dress them up and promote them to permanent page status. The titles make them group together over on the left column where they will be most useful for reference material. Pages: energy – handgun energy – rifle energy – shotgun Of course this new arrangement will probably cut into the […]

Rx – phase III

Using proper lifting techniques in excess is not the normal back injury. “The Experts” all KNOW that I only think I didn’t pull, pop, snap and twist my back to cause the disability. A physician who doesn’t listen is useless for conscious customers. I didn’t waste a penny, let alone $85 for five minutes of their dear time to get a prescription for useless pharmaceuticals with horrid side-effects. I knew what I did wrong* and knew what I had to do to fix it. Ice packs, alternating max doses of Ibuprophen and Acetametophin kept the pain at a level where it told me loud-and-clear that I was NOT to bend over, lift and that I was to spend a great […]

CAD trusses

My neighbor’s add-on insulated roof blew off his mobile home. It was badly designed and poorly installed, having nearly flattened out. He knew full well he had to come up with a way to repair it, but had not come to grips with the level of removal / repair that it really needed. Ma Nature did him a huge service. With one BIG GUST, she lifted the roof off, flipped it onto the ground, placing it neatly between the other trailer, our house, our truck, his shed … it landed in the ONLY clear space large enough to receive it intact – his lawn and the driveway. Mrs. Fixer gathered up all the insulation and tarped it to prevent loss […]

radio news

We had a really good meeting of the Bitterroot Amateur Radio Club (BARC) yesterday evening. I presented my ‘dream’ of having a club open house in the Darby Library where we show’n’tell about amateur radio. There we sign up people for weekly classes in the library and get more licensed Hams in the South Bitterroot. I was pleasantly surprised that this “new idea” has been part of their efforts for a long time, just waiting for a southern-Bitterroot local to get it going. We are ON. Open house in the library is September 14th. Classes to follow. *** I also reported on my making connections within the Forest Service and the potential to solve our South Bitterroot challenge for repeater […]

Bitterroot Band @ Daly Mansion

I am MOST EXCITED about tomorrow’s performance. It has several great things going for it. Bitterroot Community Band Thursday, August 8th, 7:00pm Daly Mansion, Hamilton Far and away my most favorite is the virtuoso bass trombone performance Chris is putting on playing “Barnicle Bill The Sailor”. By the time I turned 9 years old, I was convinced there was no finer sound than trombone. I could play nothing less. My opinion is little changed. While I enjoy and appreciate the high notes, I love the middle and go a-ga-ga over the low ones. Chris hits them all and stacks them together in a way that place him in a very high league indeed. Knowing what I know of trombone, his […]

you are

You are not the shoulders you stood upon to gain a better view. You are not simply a product of those who laced their fingers together to give you a boost up. You are not the certificate someone printed upon completion of their course. While you cannot separate who you are from those parts of your history, you are so much more. You are all of those things, everything you did with those pieces, all you are capable of doing, and all you will do. Do not allow a limited portrayal to prescribe routes you must travel. Do not shrink yourself to fit a small description. Erase the lines that might define you. Expand to fit a portraiture without borders. […]