A word of warning. This post pulls up ok on my computer, but when I pulled it up on my Kindle, (android operating system) it was totally messed up. Pieces of old posts all mixed in with this new one. I have no idea why. As far as I know, it's never happened before.
The Democrats have had their street circus. Now maybe every time I turn on the news, it won't be a round table discussion of how wonderful Hillary is.
I can't figure out why the news channels feel that anyone cares what their "experts" have to say. I never heard of those people before, and I'll never hear from them again. What does it matter what Joe Shit the Ragman from the Bakersfield Illegal Immigrant Exaltation Foundation thinks?
I watched some of the Democratic Convention. It was fairly bizarre. As were the attendees. On the final day, Bernie Limp Member's erstwhile supporters decided to stage a "fart in." I'm not making this up. There was a segment on Fox poking fun at them for it. The idea was that everyone would eat copious quantities of pork and beans before Hillary gave her acceptance speech, and then on cue they would all pass gas.
I've always said liberals stink, but I never meant it literally before today.
I have been having a hell of a time adjusting the coverage zone of the new security equipment I installed. If you live in the woods, you have to make sure the scanning zone of these things does not reach down to the ground. If you don't, ever time a squirrel, wandering chicken, raccoon, possum, rabbit or other small animal goes by the alert goes off in the house. It's pretty much a matter of hit and miss, so it takes a while to get it right. If a human or a bear comes through, I want the system to alert me. If a bunch of wild hogs are going by, I don't particularly want to know, especially at three in the morning.
A decent security system is built of a number of components.
Ranked in order, I'd say a good weapon and one or more good dogs is the bare minimum.
Then physical barriers are helpful. But you have to remember the old adage used by Combat Engineers. An obstacle not covered by fire is no obstacle. What they mean is that my gate, solid steel bars and concrete notwithstanding, won't keep anyone out that really want's in because it's not within range of rifle fire from my house. It can be defeated, given time and the proper equipment. My gate keeps out the stupid and curious, and it tells me that anyone coming up that trail knowingly circumvented the gate and I am free to act accordingly.
The electronic equipment is the hardest to maintain, the most expensive, and the least reliable. I used to have an electric fence around all the buildings, but it was impossible to keep it running. Every storm knocked it out. My early warning systems take a real beating from the climate here. Only the military grade systems last any time, and they are almost impossible to get now. At the very least, you have to be able to adjust the coverage area and the sensitivity of the gear. If not, every time a mouse comes by it goes off, and when it snows the snow sets it off.
Here's a news video from the Atlanta news yesterday. This guy could have cut them up. They got off lucky.