Saturday, July 31, 2010

Hide and seek

Hide and seek

Here is a song that reminds me of an old friend...........I dont know what ever happened to him. He was anti Government 30 years ago, and was always very cautious of leaving a trail. So to find him would be nearly impossible. He doesn't even show up on those people search web sights. Of course I'm not easy to find either.

Perhaps it's futile to hide, after all the purpose of hiding is avoid problems with PTB.....Ironically, they are the only ones that can find you, If they desire too.

Here is another video with cool scenes.



When I was a kid I loved watch Andy Griffith. I didn't have a TV for most of my childhood so when I could watch one it was a treat. To me Andy was always the voice of reason. He was always rational and calm. Perhaps the character he played is the rational personalty, and his true character is lacking in judgment. Or maybe the old man has just gone crazy.

Promoting a socialist agenda is a stigma that is now attached to his history and will certainly tarnish his reputation, beyond the grave.

He should know there is no such thing as a free lunch!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Banned condom commercial

This is a video of a condom commercial. I dont think its a bad commercial at all. It sights the need for a condom to protect you, from Child Support. Check it out

It's interesting because I have suspected for a long time, that enormously high child support judgments are directed at punishment of fathers, and their suffering is to create a deterrent to would be fathers.

Its the method of operation for hard left government to create a new problem as a solution to the old. The old problem is women having children they can not afford, and using that child as their source of income. But if you cut the males balls off (financially), It will deterrent the problem.

Of course they could end welfare and the other free ride programs. But, nipping the bud is to direct for a mamby pamby pussy government such as ours. Today, a woman not willing to support even herself and having zero aspirations for a future, can simply have a child and all the programs available as a "benefit" to motherhood will create a sustainable living for years. She just has to be willing to take down a poor sap that didn't have the foresight to see past his erection. But most women will feel fine with sacrificing a male for her benefit, because society tells her it is OK to do so.

Monday, July 26, 2010



I sometimes have trouble with rattle snakes. This year is terrible. I have seen more snakes than I can count. The problem is (other than the normal problem of getting bit) The weather has been much wetter than normal and the snakes rattles haven't hardened. So sometimes the rattle is barely audible (Normal for a very young snake, not for a grown snake). I wear boots ALL the time. The higher the shank the better. I literally stepped on a young snake on the driveway...Never did hear it rattle. Now he is the headless snake, and will probably haunt me come Halloween. The swollen part in the middle, is where I think I stepped on it. I stepped down it felt funny, I looked down, saw the snake under my boot and I jumped.

Here are some tips I will pass on: Walk cautiously and listen carefully. Give the snake a chance to warn you. Never reach down quickly to grab something or to pick something up, from the ground. If possible step on  the area that you are going to reach to (better to get bit on the boot shank, than the hand). Even if you were just there,  a snake can appear in an area it wasn't a moment before. I was fencing and walked fifty feet down the line, I walked back to put on a clip I had forgotten, and there was a rattler waiting at the post. Remember, rattlers are in the open in the mornings and a afternoons, getting sun. In the heat of the day they are under sage or other shrubs and things providing shade.

If you get bit,Use a tourniquet and calmly seek medical attention.

Don't use a snake bite kit. You are likely to cause more harm than good..You may even bleed to death.

If you get bit post-collapse, I dont know what to tell you........But, people rarely die from a prairie rattler.

Sunday, July 25, 2010


Hear is the live video clip of Andrew Dice Clay getting kicked off CNN. Actually it was mutual, he told them to get F---ed, at the same time the anchor was telling him to leave,and "F--k the hole network" he says on the way out .
 Listen to the noises in the background from the set crew, they are flabbergasted. Needless to say their is a whole lot of foul language.

Saturday, July 24, 2010


I awoke early this morning before light. The dog was barking at the coyotes, they were howling close by. I've shot them when they get bold enough to come close. They've killed some cats in the past,  and now that we have lots of chickens they are temptation is greater to creep closer. I have noticed killing one coyote will thwart their efforts to get close for a while, but they get braver by the day if left un-checked. I didn't take any shots this morning, Gun fire before coffee, is never a good way to start the day.

Besides, for some reason when I was shaking of my slumber, I was thinking of Archie Bunker. The old TV show. I was picturing Edith and Archie, Singing "Those were the days" I dont know why. But remember their daughter's boyfriend Michael, the Meat-head? Meat-head was the hippie bucking the system, Archie was a stern conservative. Oddly, Meat-head's character, has the ideals mirroring the "characters" that are running the country today. I dont understand the mind set of the hippies or activists, They protest things like war and so called, lack of "social justice" and other things that the government does that they dislike. Yet, the same groups of people will turn on a dime, and demand government is the answer to all the country's problems, and that it is capable of fixing everything from discrimination, to joblessness, and poverty. How did the "evil warmongers" become the "voice of reason" capable of solving all the injustices, of the country today?

Those were the days.

Thursday, July 22, 2010



I went gold prospecting today. No luck with finding a good mine today. It is always a good day if its spent in the woods though. Here are some of the views: If you click for a larger view, the pic are more impressive.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Hand-out for a vote.

Hand-out for a vote.

Once again the Socialist/ Democrats have gotten their way, with-out regard to financial responsibility.
They have succeeded in extending unemployment with out a spending cut back to pay for it. In fact they have not established a way to pay for any of it.So, it will be paid by a deficit. Now, you and I will pay for it by higher taxes and inflation from printing yet more money.

They have undoubtedly secured more votes in the up-coming election from there new welfare constituents.

I have been self employed for years, and I do NOT qualify for any un-employment, or welfare, for that matter. I guess that's the price of being a non conformist, and braving the world on my own.But, I have to pay for theirs.

Lets call this what it is....Socialism. And the socialist are buying votes, with OUR money.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010



If we lose freedom here, there's no place to escape to. This is the last stand on earth. 

Here is a transcript of the speech its well worth the read. Notice how the fears of then are reality now.

Thank you. Thank you very much. Thank you and good evening. The sponsor has been identified, but unlike most television programs, the performer hasn't been provided with a script. As a matter of fact, I have been permitted to choose my own words and discuss my own ideas regarding the choice that we face in the next few weeks.

I have spent most of my life as a Democrat. I recently have seen fit to follow another course. I believe that the issues confronting us cross party lines. Now, one side in this campaign has been telling us that the issues of this election are the maintenance of peace and prosperity. The line has been used, "We've never had it so good."

But I have an uncomfortable feeling that this prosperity isn't something on which we can base our hopes for the future. No nation in history has ever survived a tax burden that reached a third of its national income. Today, 37 cents out of every dollar earned in this country is the tax collector's share, and yet our government continues to spend 17 million dollars a day more than the government takes in. We haven't balanced our budget 28 out of the last 34 years. We've raised our debt limit three times in the last twelve months, and now our national debt is one and a half times bigger than all the combined debts of all the nations of the world. We have 15 billion dollars in gold in our treasury; we don't own an ounce. Foreign dollar claims are 27.3 billion dollars. And we've just had announced that the dollar of 1939 will now purchase 45 cents in its total value.

As for the peace that we would preserve, I wonder who among us would like to approach the wife or mother whose husband or son has died in
South Vietnam and ask them if they think this is a peace that should be maintained indefinitely. Do they mean peace, or do they mean we just want to be left in peace? There can be no real peace while one American is dying some place in the world for the rest of us. We're at war with the most dangerous enemy that has ever faced mankind in his long climb from the swamp to the stars, and it's been said if we lose that war, and in so doing lose this way of freedom of ours, history will record with the greatest astonishment that those who had the most to lose did the least to prevent its happening. Well I think it's time we ask ourselves if we still know the freedoms that were intended for us by the Founding Fathers.

Not too long ago, two friends of mine were talking to a Cuban refugee, a businessman who had escaped from Castro, and in the midst of his story one of my friends turned to the other and said, "We don't know how lucky we are." And the Cuban stopped and said, "How lucky you are? I had someplace to escape to." And in that sentence he told us the entire story. If we lose freedom here, there's no place to escape to. This is the last stand on earth.

And this idea that government is beholden to the people, that it has no other source of power except the sovereign people, is still the newest and the most unique idea in all the long history of man's relation to man.

This is the issue of this election: Whether we believe in our capacity for self-government or whether we abandon the American revolution and confess that a little intellectual elite in a far-distant capitol can plan our lives for us better than we can plan them ourselves.

You and I are told increasingly we have to choose between a left or right. Well I'd like to suggest there is no such thing as a left or right. There's only an up or down—[up] man's old—old-aged dream, the ultimate in individual freedom consistent with law and order, or down to the ant heap of totalitarianism. And regardless of their sincerity, their humanitarian motives, those who would trade our freedom for security have embarked on this downward course.

In this vote-harvesting time, they use terms like the "Great Society," or as we were told a few days ago by the President, we must accept a greater government activity in the affairs of the people. But they've been a little more explicit in the past and among themselves; and all of the things I now will quote have appeared in print. These are not Republican accusations. For example, they have voices that say, "The cold war will end through our acceptance of a not undemocratic socialism." Another voice says, "The profit motive has become outmoded. It must be replaced by the incentives of the welfare state." Or, "Our traditional system of individual freedom is incapable of solving the complex problems of the 20th century." Senator Fullbright has said at
Stanford University that the Constitution is outmoded. He referred to the President as "our moral teacher and our leader," and he says he is "hobbled in his task by the restrictions of power imposed on him by this antiquated document." He must "be freed," so that he "can do for us" what he knows "is best." And Senator Clark of Pennsylvania, another articulate spokesman, defines liberalism as "meeting the material needs of the masses through the full power of centralized government."

Well, I, for one, resent it when a representative of the people refers to you and me, the free men and women of this country, as "the masses." This is a term we haven't applied to ourselves in
America. But beyond that, "the full power of centralized government"—this was the very thing the Founding Fathers sought to minimize. They knew that governments don't control things. A government can't control the economy without controlling people. And they know when a government sets out to do that, it must use force and coercion to achieve its purpose. They also knew, those Founding Fathers, that outside of its legitimate functions, government does nothing as well or as economically as the private sector of the economy.

Now, we have no better example of this than government's involvement in the farm economy over the last 30 years. Since 1955, the cost of this program has nearly doubled. One-fourth of farming in
America is responsible for 85 percent of the farm surplus. Three-fourths of farming is out on the free market and has known a 21 percent increase in the per capita consumption of all its produce. You see, that one-fourth of farming—that's regulated and controlled by the federal government. In the last three years we've spent 43 dollars in the feed grain program for every dollar bushel of corn we don't grow.

Senator Humphrey last week charged that Barry Goldwater, as President, would seek to eliminate farmers. He should do his homework a little better, because he'll find out that we've had a decline of 5 million in the farm population under these government programs. He'll also find that the Democratic administration has sought to get from Congress [an] extension of the farm program to include that three-fourths that is now free. He'll find that they've also asked for the right to imprison farmers who wouldn't keep books as prescribed by the federal government. The Secretary of Agriculture asked for the right to seize farms through condemnation and resell them to other individuals. And contained in that same program was a provision that would have allowed the federal government to remove 2 million farmers from the soil.

At the same time, there's been an increase in the Department of Agriculture employees. There's now one for every 30 farms in the
United States, and still they can't tell us how 66 shiploads of grain headed for Austria disappeared without a trace and Billie Sol Estes never left shore.

Every responsible farmer and farm organization has repeatedly asked the government to free the farm economy, but how—who are farmers to know what's best for them? The wheat farmers voted against a wheat program. The government passed it anyway. Now the price of bread goes up; the price of wheat to the farmer goes down.

Meanwhile, back in the city, under urban renewal the assault on freedom carries on. Private property rights [are] so diluted that public interest is almost anything a few government planners decide it should be. In a program that takes from the needy and gives to the greedy, we see such spectacles as in
Cleveland, Ohio, a million-and-a-half-dollar building completed only three years ago must be destroyed to make way for what government officials call a "more compatible use of the land." The President tells us he's now going to start building public housing units in the thousands, where heretofore we've only built them in the hundreds. But FHA [Federal Housing Authority] and the Veterans Administration tell us they have 120,000 housing units they've taken back through mortgage foreclosure. For three decades, we've sought to solve the problems of unemployment through government planning, and the more the plans fail, the more the planners plan. The latest is the Area Redevelopment Agency.

They've just declared
Rice County, Kansas, a depressed area. Rice County, Kansas, has two hundred oil wells, and the 14,000 people there have over 30 million dollars on deposit in personal savings in their banks. And when the government tells you you're depressed, lie down and be depressed.

We have so many people who can't see a fat man standing beside a thin one without coming to the conclusion the fat man got that way by taking advantage of the thin one. So they're going to solve all the problems of human misery through government and government planning. Well, now, if government planning and welfare had the answer—and they've had almost 30 years of it—shouldn't we expect government to read the score to us once in a while? Shouldn't they be telling us about the decline each year in the number of people needing help? The reduction in the need for public housing?

But the reverse is true. Each year the need grows greater; the program grows greater. We were told four years ago that 17 million people went to bed hungry each night. Well that was probably true. They were all on a diet. But now we're told that 9.3 million families in this country are poverty-stricken on the basis of earning less than 3,000 dollars a year. Welfare spending [is] 10 times greater than in the dark depths of the Depression. We're spending 45 billion dollars on welfare. Now do a little arithmetic, and you'll find that if we divided the 45 billion dollars up equally among those 9 million poor families, we'd be able to give each family 4,600 dollars a year. And this added to their present income should eliminate poverty. Direct aid to the poor, however, is only running only about 600 dollars per family. It would seem that someplace there must be some overhead.

Now—so now we declare "war on poverty," or "You, too, can be a Bobby Baker." Now do they honestly expect us to believe that if we add 1 billion dollars to the 45 billion we're spending, one more program to the 30-odd we have—and remember, this new program doesn't replace any, it just duplicates existing programs—do they believe that poverty is suddenly going to disappear by magic? Well, in all fairness I should explain there is one part of the new program that isn't duplicated. This is the youth feature. We're now going to solve the dropout problem, juvenile delinquency, by reinstituting something like the old CCC camps [Civilian Conservation Corps], and we're going to put our young people in these camps. But again we do some arithmetic, and we find that we're going to spend each year just on room and board for each young person we help 4,700 dollars a year. We can send them to Harvard for 2,700! Course, don't get me wrong. I'm not suggesting Harvard is the answer to juvenile delinquency.

But seriously, what are we doing to those we seek to help? Not too long ago, a judge called me here in
Los Angeles. He told me of a young woman who'd come before him for a divorce. She had six children, was pregnant with her seventh. Under his questioning, she revealed her husband was a laborer earning 250 dollars a month. She wanted a divorce to get an 80 dollar raise. She's eligible for 330 dollars a month in the Aid to Dependent Children Program. She got the idea from two women in her neighborhood who'd already done that very thing.

Yet anytime you and I question the schemes of the do-gooders, we're denounced as being against their humanitarian goals. They say we're always "against" things—we're never "for" anything.

Well, the trouble with our liberal friends is not that they're ignorant; it's just that they know so much that isn't so.

Now—we're for a provision that destitution should not follow unemployment by reason of old age, and to that end we've accepted Social Security as a step toward meeting the problem.

But we're against those entrusted with this program when they practice deception regarding its fiscal shortcomings, when they charge that any criticism of the program means that we want to end payments to those people who depend on them for a livelihood. They've called it "insurance" to us in a hundred million pieces of literature. But then they appeared before the Supreme Court and they testified it was a welfare program. They only use the term "insurance" to sell it to the people. And they said Social Security dues are a tax for the general use of the government, and the government has used that tax. There is no fund, because Robert Byers, the actuarial head, appeared before a congressional committee and admitted that Social Security as of this moment is 298 billion dollars in the hole. But he said there should be no cause for worry because as long as they have the power to tax, they could always take away from the people whatever they needed to bail them out of trouble. And they're doing just that.

A young man, 21 years of age, working at an average salary—his Social Security contribution would, in the open market, buy him an insurance policy that would guarantee 220 dollars a month at age 65. The government promises 127. He could live it up until he's 31 and then take out a policy that would pay more than Social Security. Now are we so lacking in business sense that we can't put this program on a sound basis, so that people who do require those payments will find they can get them when they're due—that the cupboard isn't bare?

Barry Goldwater thinks we can.

At the same time, can't we introduce voluntary features that would permit a citizen who can do better on his own to be excused upon presentation of evidence that he had made provision for the non-earning years? Should we not allow a widow with children to work, and not lose the benefits supposedly paid for by her deceased husband? Shouldn't you and I be allowed to declare who our beneficiaries will be under this program, which we cannot do? I think we're for telling our senior citizens that no one in this country should be denied medical care because of a lack of funds. But I think we're against forcing all citizens, regardless of need, into a compulsory government program, especially when we have such examples, as was announced last week, when
France admitted that their Medicare program is now bankrupt. They've come to the end of the road.

In addition, was Barry Goldwater so irresponsible when he suggested that our government give up its program of deliberate, planned inflation, so that when you do get your Social Security pension, a dollar will buy a dollar's worth, and not 45 cents worth?

I think we're for an international organization, where the nations of the world can seek peace. But I think we're against subordinating American interests to an organization that has become so structurally unsound that today you can muster a two-thirds vote on the floor of the General Assembly among nations that represent less than 10 percent of the world's population. I think we're against the hypocrisy of assailing our allies because here and there they cling to a colony, while we engage in a conspiracy of silence and never open our mouths about the millions of people enslaved in the Soviet colonies in the satellite nations.

I think we're for aiding our allies by sharing of our material blessings with those nations which share in our fundamental beliefs, but we're against doling out money government to government, creating bureaucracy, if not socialism, all over the world. We set out to help 19 countries. We're helping 107. We've spent 146 billion dollars. With that money, we bought a 2 million dollar yacht for Haile Selassie. We bought dress suits for Greek undertakers, extra wives for
Kenya[n] government officials. We bought a thousand TV sets for a place where they have no electricity. In the last six years, 52 nations have bought 7 billion dollars worth of our gold, and all 52 are receiving foreign aid from this country.

No government ever voluntarily reduces itself in size. So governments' programs, once launched, never disappear.

Actually, a government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life we'll ever see on this earth.

Federal employees—federal employees number two and a half million; and federal, state, and local, one out of six of the nation's work force employed by government. These proliferating bureaus with their thousands of regulations have cost us many of our constitutional safeguards. How many of us realize that today federal agents can invade a man's property without a warrant? They can impose a fine without a formal hearing, let alone a trial by jury? And they can seize and sell his property at auction to enforce the payment of that fine. In
Chico County, Arkansas, James Wier over-planted his rice allotment. The government obtained a 17,000 dollar judgment. And a U.S. marshal sold his 960-acre farm at auction. The government said it was necessary as a warning to others to make the system work.

Last February 19th at the
University of Minnesota, Norman Thomas, six-times candidate for President on the Socialist Party ticket, said, "If Barry Goldwater became President, he would stop the advance of socialism in the United States." I think that's exactly what he will do.

But as a former Democrat, I can tell you Norman Thomas isn't the only man who has drawn this parallel to socialism with the present administration, because back in 1936, Mr. Democrat himself, Al Smith, the great American, came before the American people and charged that the leadership of his Party was taking the Party of Jefferson, Jackson, and Cleveland down the road under the banners of Marx, Lenin, and Stalin. And he walked away from his Party, and he never returned til the day he died—because to this day, the leadership of that Party has been taking that Party, that honorable Party, down the road in the image of the labor Socialist Party of England.

Now it doesn't require expropriation or confiscation of private property or business to impose socialism on a people. What does it mean whether you hold the deed to the—or the title to your business or property if the government holds the power of life and death over that business or property? And such machinery already exists. The government can find some charge to bring against any concern it chooses to prosecute. Every businessman has his own tale of harassment. Somewhere a perversion has taken place. Our natural, unalienable rights are now considered to be a dispensation of government, and freedom has never been so fragile, so close to slipping from our grasp as it is at this moment.

Our Democratic opponents seem unwilling to debate these issues. They want to make you and I believe that this is a contest between two men—that we're to choose just between two personalities.

Well what of this man that they would destroy—and in destroying, they would destroy that which he represents, the ideas that you and I hold dear? Is he the brash and shallow and trigger-happy man they say he is? Well I've been privileged to know him "when." I knew him long before he ever dreamed of trying for high office, and I can tell you personally I've never known a man in my life I believed so incapable of doing a dishonest or dishonorable thing.

This is a man who, in his own business before he entered politics, instituted a profit-sharing plan before unions had ever thought of it. He put in health and medical insurance for all his employees. He took 50 percent of the profits before taxes and set up a retirement program, a pension plan for all his employees. He sent monthly checks for life to an employee who was ill and couldn't work. He provides nursing care for the children of mothers who work in the stores. When
Mexico was ravaged by the floods in the Rio Grande, he climbed in his airplane and flew medicine and supplies down there.

An ex-GI told me how he met him. It was the week before Christmas during the Korean War, and he was at the
Los Angeles airport trying to get a ride home to Arizona for Christmas. And he said that [there were] a lot of servicemen there and no seats available on the planes. And then a voice came over the loudspeaker and said, "Any men in uniform wanting a ride to Arizona, go to runway such-and-such," and they went down there, and there was a fellow named Barry Goldwater sitting in his plane. Every day in those weeks before Christmas, all day long, he'd load up the plane, fly it to Arizona, fly them to their homes, fly back over to get another load.

During the hectic split-second timing of a campaign, this is a man who took time out to sit beside an old friend who was dying of cancer. His campaign managers were understandably impatient, but he said, "There aren't many left who care what happens to her. I'd like her to know I care." This is a man who said to his 19-year-old son, "There is no foundation like the rock of honesty and fairness, and when you begin to build your life on that rock, with the cement of the faith in God that you have, then you have a real start." This is not a man who could carelessly send other people's sons to war. And that is the issue of this campaign that makes all the other problems I've discussed academic, unless we realize we're in a war that must be won.

Those who would trade our freedom for the soup kitchen of the welfare state have told us they have a utopian solution of peace without victory. They call their policy "accommodation." And they say if we'll only avoid any direct confrontation with the enemy, he'll forget his evil ways and learn to love us. All who oppose them are indicted as warmongers. They say we offer simple answers to complex problems. Well, perhaps there is a simple answer—not an easy answer—but simple: If you and I have the courage to tell our elected officials that we want our national policy based on what we know in our hearts is morally right.

We cannot buy our security, our freedom from the threat of the bomb by committing an immorality so great as saying to a billion human beings now enslaved behind the Iron Curtain, "Give up your dreams of freedom because to save our own skins, we're willing to make a deal with your slave masters." Alexander Hamilton said, "A nation which can prefer disgrace to danger is prepared for a master, and deserves one." Now let's set the record straight. There's no argument over the choice between peace and war, but there's only one guaranteed way you can have peace—and you can have it in the next second—surrender.

Admittedly, there's a risk in any course we follow other than this, but every lesson of history tells us that the greater risk lies in appeasement, and this is the specter our well-meaning liberal friends refuse to face—that their policy of accommodation is appeasement, and it gives no choice between peace and war, only between fight or surrender. If we continue to accommodate, continue to back and retreat, eventually we have to face the final demand—the ultimatum. And what then—when Nikita Khrushchev has told his people he knows what our answer will be? He has told them that we're retreating under the pressure of the Cold War, and someday when the time comes to deliver the final ultimatum, our surrender will be voluntary, because by that time we will have been weakened from within spiritually, morally, and economically. He believes this because from our side he's heard voices pleading for "peace at any price" or "better Red than dead," or as one commentator put it, he'd rather "live on his knees than die on his feet." And therein lies the road to war, because those voices don't speak for the rest of us.

You and I know and do not believe that life is so dear and peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery. If nothing in life is worth dying for, when did this begin—just in the face of this enemy? Or should Moses have told the children of
Israel to live in slavery under the pharaohs? Should Christ have refused the cross? Should the patriots at Concord Bridge have thrown down their guns and refused to fire the shot heard 'round the world? The martyrs of history were not fools, and our honored dead who gave their lives to stop the advance of the Nazis didn't die in vain. Where, then, is the road to peace? Well it's a simple answer after all.

You and I have the courage to say to our enemies, "There is a price we will not pay." "There is a point beyond which they must not advance." And this—this is the meaning in the phrase of Barry Goldwater's "peace through strength." Winston Churchill said, "The destiny of man is not measured by material computations. When great forces are on the move in the world, we learn we're spirits—not animals." And he said, "There's something going on in time and space, and beyond time and space, which, whether we like it or not, spells duty."

You and I have a rendezvous with destiny.

We'll preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we'll sentence them to take the last step into a thousand years of darkness.

We will keep in mind and remember that Barry Goldwater has faith in us. He has faith that you and I have the ability and the dignity and the right to make our own decisions and determine our own destiny.

Thank you very much.


Sunday, July 18, 2010



Top to bottom:
A- BAR (Browning Automatic Rifle) 300 Winchester Magnum.
B- Remington Model 1917 military  300 Winchester Magnum.
C- Remington Model 740 (Semi Automatic) 30/06 ( 10 round magazines are readily available at 35.00 costs).
D- Remington Model 700 (Bolt action) 30/06

Notice  two calibers and each is represented by both a bolt action and semi automatic weapon. I can safely stock pile ammunition in large quantities, with-out relying on a lone rifle to fire it. I have the luxury of a semi auto and the dependability of a bolt action for each caliber.

Both calibers are sporting calibers, the 300 is excellent for large game. It also has an armor piercing ability that is unprecedented by any ammunition off-the-shelf, and is readily available in the US.

The 30/06 is ideal for medium game such as deer. It is no longer a military round, widely used in World war I and II, Korea, (When we fought wars to win and we won them). It was phased out in the onset of Vietnam (The first war we lost). (Granted Korea was a foggy victory, we were experimenting with police actions).

Clyde Barrow (Bonnie and Clyde) used a BAR in its original caliber of 30/06. An experienced law man, had a run-in with them, he later said "That little lady firing that big gun just rattled my cage" He sought cover, allowing Bonnie and Clyde to escape.

If he thought a 30/06 was bad imagine being down range of a 300 Mag. The magnum is close to twice as loud. I wish I could say the bark is worse than is bite. Its not. The bite is fatal regardless of where you get hit.

Do you remember the bandits in southern California, that wore body armor to rob a bank. The police weapons were useless against their armor. If one man were their with a 30/06 the battle could have been over in firing just two rounds. A 30/06 would have easily penetrated their armor and inflicted fatal wounds. A 300 magnum would have gone through both the armor the person and back out the other side of the armor. Like wise the police were shielding themselves behind vehicle doors, also wearing their protective vests (even the combination of door and vests would not offer sufficient protection against these "sporting" calibers). If the bandits were armed with a BAR the battle would have clammed LEO lives and a likely  victory for the bandits, Even though they were confronted by far superior numbers. The difference being each shot would have been deadly.

Maybe you can buy several 223 rounds to every single round of my 30/06. And your AR-15 magazine capacity is 3 times mine. If we are on opposing sides, and each of us are taking cover behind a vehicle door; which gun do you want in your hands?

Neither rifle or caliber is the end all best for everything. but all are an essential part to my preparation planning. Remember the shampoo commercial ( Head and Shoulders) slogan: "you never get a second chance to make a first impression". The same could be said in a gun fight, I plan to make the first impression 'loud and deadly'.

Patch a tire

Patch a tire

I like to do my own tire repairs, I started doing tires when I was a diesel mechanic. Not often but I would repair a tire when need. In big truck land doing a tire by hand is basic 101, you can also dismount a car light-truck or implement tire by hand, the tire shops use a machine on small tires but if you have more time than money read on. Besides, after a collapse a tire shop may not be available.
Start by removing the valve stem core, the top pic is the tool to remove it. Next you need to break the bead on the tire and rim. I use an out-rigger from a crane truck, it hydraulic moves down and puts pressure on the tire breaking it from the wheel. They make a sledge hammer for this but my way is less work, you can also use a tractor bucket to do this or use a bottle jack and position the tire under something heavy like a vehicle and place the bottle jack in between them and jack away. Also you could use a vehicle and drive over the tire to break the bead. However you decide to do it be careful not to bend the rim. If you do bend the wheel use a sledge hammer with a tapered end and pound it back to a reasonably true condition.

Basically you have  two types of set ups for tires most common is a tubeless radial, that's what is on every car and light truck since the 50's older semis and implements have a tube. Some tubes are radials some are not. If it has a tube and the tire says Radial that's what tube goes in it. Today, I'm changing an implement tire.

Now you need two bars the long bar with the curved ends is called a tire spoon. Two spoons are better but I use a pry bar. Stand on the tire so it is half way down the wheel. The wheel is recessed inside at about the half way area of the wheel. Note on a dully wheel the recess is on one side so you need to dismount on the side closest to the wheel recess. Look closely and you will see what I mean. You need to pry the lip off the tire over the rim. The recess in the wheel provides room to allow the side being pried on enough room to do this. After you get one portion over insert your pry bar to hold it out, then remove the spoon and pull another part of the tire over with the spoon, Do this a few times till its over the rim. Do the same to remove the second tire bead. If its a tube and tire just remove one bead of the tire and remove the tube.

Now just follow the directions on the patch kit its available at auto part stores and farm supply stores.I forgot to mention if its a tubeless tire mark the location of the puncture before removing the tire. If you cant find the hole in the tire or tube dunk it under water, I use a horse trough. On a radial tire use a "radial only" patch. On  all others any patch should work. To patch a tube you can also use a piece of an old tire, as a patch. Be sure to rough up any gluing surface of the rubber. The patch kit comes with a metal scoring tab, I use a die grinder with a buffing pad, sand paper will also work.

Now mount the tire with your pry bar and or spoons, then air up. If its tubeless the bead may not seal enough to get enough air in-to seal the bead. I hold the wheel and bounce it as I rotate it  this usually works, to get a seal started. If all else fails use a come-along and chain then wrap around the tread and ratchet down till the wall of the tire pushes out to the wheel then air-up to seal the bead, then bleed the air remove the come-along, and air up again.

Balance: On a tubless tire mark the location of tire in relation to the wheel before dismounting if the wheel is balanced, Then mount it in the same position. On large semis its rare to balance the tire and wheel. Its generally only done if there is a vibration problem. On farm and constriction equipment its too slow moving and wont matter. The thing with balance is on a large tire its less important than on a small tire, because a small tire spins faster to achieve the same road speed as a large tire. Another trick for balance is to add in balls before mounting, golf balls, tennis balls, any thing of the like will work. The balls will balance the tire when it is spinning.

Thursday, July 15, 2010



I have signs on my property to identify it as private, and to warn against trespass. The signs take a beating from the wind. If I hang a sign the wind will tear it of before the months end. Here is my super-duper cure all fix for wind molestation of signs.

I think its very important to clearly post no trespassing signs, If a person were to trespass, and I perceived them as a threat, then dealt with them accordingly. The fact that they were beyond the boundary of posted property, would definitely help in a justifacatin for use of force.

Here is the makings of a sign, they are for sale signs, that I will hang on equipment to sell. Of course the making is the same as a trespass sign.

Its pretty basic but since blog ink is free, Why not!

I get the signs at the farm supply store, I prefer the metal 2.50 dollar  type, But they only had the plastic 1.09 dollar type in stock today. (I just took what they had ..And I liked-it... That's the breaks of living in a  socialist country).

Above you will see a board cut to the size of the sign, ply-wood will work I used OSB because that's what I had in the scrap pile. Caulking and gun, doesn't mater what type even in-door cheap caulking is fine for this job. A staple gun and hammer.

The caulking serves as glue to keep the wind from working under the sign, and separating the sign from the board. Construction adhesive would also work, but I have caulking on hand for weatherizing. So I just use what I had on hand.

Next press the sign to the caulked board then use the staple gun and put the staples in the corners, use the hammer to tap the staples flush. Then drill holes in the top and bottom of the board-sign and secure with wire. The lettering will fade in the years to come, but the sign will be there till you remove it.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


We got some goats the other day. I wanted them for weed control, as a stroke of luck we found a milk goat with her 1yr old kid for 100 for the pair. The kid is half meat goat and half milk goat. Both are so nice I would be hard pressed to eat ether one. We put them in a horse coral the first few nights, just to get them conditioned to the new home, confinement is a good practice with all new animals before giving them room to roam. They need time to understand you are the new owner, and this is their new home.

Here is a horse checking out the goats in the pin. Another good reason to pin-up new animals, the other resident animals could harass, or run the new comers off.

Now the goats are roaming free, they are much more friendly than expected. The last owner did a good job with them, as they are accustomed to being handled. They haven't roamed far yet, most times they are lurking near the house, and they have walked inside when the door is open. Usually when I go from the house to the shop they're on my heals.
I'm Going to use portable panels to pin them up in the areas that have weed infestations. For now they have to find there own weeds.

Henry David Thoreau

"'That government is best which governs not at all;' and when men are prepared for it, that will be the kind of government which they will have."[4]

Thoreau's writings influenced many public figures. Political leaders and reformers like Mahatma Gandhi, President John F. Kennedy, civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr., Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas, and Russian author Leo Tolstoy all spoke of being strongly affected by Thoreau's work, particularly Civil Disobedience. ( I just cut and pasted the above, they said it better than I could, however, I do not approve of JFK. He was a lying rat)

 In a nut shell, I think,an operative lesson that would serve us well in our times of repressive government is Zero cooperation to encroaching control by government.

Of course the pivotal point of the encroachment of personal rights of freedom, these days, to not participate is to be in violation of law.  For example not paying for health insurance is soon to be a punishable offense.

Here is his Wikipedia page.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Sage brush

Sage brush

I have several types of sage at my compound, I mean ranch. I have been wanting to remove the bulk of it because it is so thick,and grazing grass has to compete with it. Increasing the livestock carrying capacity is the primary reason. Also sage gives the place a dry desert feel so removal is in part for cosmetic reasons. I made a scraper several years ago and used it to clear a small area in front of my shop, perhaps only two or three acres, It was very successful in removing the sage brush and grass grew in nicely the next year. The scraper was made out of I beam that I welded in a square box shape, and I used a chain to pull it with a pick-up. The scraper also worked well to smooth out the driveway. The front I beam would knock down the high spots and dirt would accumulate in the box and fill in the pot holes as it would slide over the low surface. The sage here is very stout some have stumps larger than 8 inches most are smaller but the large ones are remembered well after plowing through the field and the box would jerk to a halt and I would slam against the wheel from the sudden loss of momentum. Sadly the box scraper-smoothie could only take so much abuse till the metal sheared in half where the chain mounted. I switched to pulling it from the other end to get by till the project was completed. It didn't work as well and soon broke again since it wasn't as strong having been broken previously. My welder was broken at the time so I wasn't able to repair the scraper. Its a Lincoln diesel generator welder and the starter had gone out because we were using it for our house-hold power during the first year here.  we had a generator for the house but that broke and the welder was filling in for it. Is it just me or is there a pattern of things breaking.

Anyways, I have since repaired the welder and I have built a new and improved smoothy scraper this time I built it with reinforcements and a steel rail road track was added for weight and scraping. Its welded across the mid section and a blade from a loader bucket was welded to the front for scraping its also very heavy. 
The entire assembly weighs in around 2k so its tough to get moving but it crashes through most obstical when it gets up to a cruising speed. This scraper was built durring the last fence project, to run along the planed fence lines. Because it easier and nicer to fence a smooth surface than a rugged one. Large sage needs to be removed because its tought to string a straight wire through brush. A strong fence needs to be straight. Sage brush is actualy a type evergreen tree.

I was at an auction a while back and an old plow was sold in the last group of items so I picked it up for 150. It works well to remove the sage by plowing through it several times from different angles and directions.

I've been using a ford f250 4x4 to pull the plow and box scraper. I had traded for the truck a couple years back and originally used it to haul water. The problem is, it has a gas engine 460 and the fuel millage isn't great so I use my diesel Dodge for water runs and leave the Ford on the ranch for running about and fencing. Now its a tractor too. Speaking of tractors I tried using a guys tractor and it was getting stuck every time I went out in the pasture, The Ford gets stuck some times too, but a pick-up is easier to get out than a tractor. Now I have all wheels chained, It hasn't gotten stuck yet.
I broke the bumper off today pulling the plow. I started to build a bumper out of scrap steel I had around here but I ran out of oxygen for the torch so I will have to resume after I get the bottle refilled.

Here are some before and after pic of a turn out pasture I plowed the day before. Most of the sage in the pic is plowed and up-rooted when It dries up and breaks down it will look nicer. I left some of the greasewood sage because it is more treelike than the gray sage (I'll pretend its a real tree). It also stays dark green like that year round. The ones in this pic are over 6 ft tall, So its a nice little tree. I have several hundred acres to go, I'll keep you posted.

Thursday, July 1, 2010


Well I Completed the fencing along the rail road. I moved the cows to the new pasture on Monday. I have been working on fencing the back side of the property, bordering BLM land. I use a GPS to locate boundary lines then I drive in a stake with a flag taped to it. Here is a skull I found during my boundary search.

Here is the homested From one of the rear boundary lines.