There's been a bear attack in the county. A fellow lived in a secluded "hollow", with his dog. He went out at night, to let the dog have a break.
There was a mama bear and her cub outside the house. The house had some porch lights but that was it, and the man and dog walked right into the bears. The dog went for the cub, the mama bear got the dog, and the old man went for the bear with his fists and boots.
The bears fled, and the man and his dog got clawed up some, but not bitten. He doesn't hold any ill will, and the county isn't going to hunt down the mom and the baby. It was one of those things.
I have big green security lights that light up the whole 360 perimeter of the main house and the shop at night. It took some doing, but the system is up now. I don't keep garbage stored near the main house. I don't go out in the dark, I stay within that band of light. I don't go out without a shotgun after dark. If you live in the woods, you better be careful of what you do, and when you do it.
I hear on the scanner at night where people are calling the dispatcher and saying there is a possum, or a skunk, or a raccoon on their porch. They want a deputy to come and "remove" the animals. I wonder what these people are doing up here? If you leave those animals alone, they'll go on. Contrary to the conventional wisdom among new residents, not all raccoons are rabid. There hasn't been a case of rabies here in ages. Of course, I also hear calls where some 16 year old won't give grandma back her cell phone, and grandma wants a deputy to come out. All I can do is shake my head and not think about it as much as possible. The Sheeple mentality is difficult to understand.
I'm not learning as much as I used to from my scanners. Since it became apparent that some of the new crowd here were using scanners to keep up with the Sheriff's deputies , we have "channel 2". "Channel 2" is encrypted. When the Sheriff's Department wants to keep their communications from being heard, they "go to channel 2" Then you hear a squelch squeal as they break lock, some white noise, and another squelch squeal as they end their transmission. Problem is, the "green" or secure transmission requires a much more powerful signal than a "red" or unsecure vhf transmission. Since this is very mountainous terrain, that means that even with a repeater (which we now have), most of the time the green transmissions don't work. If you are in an area where terrain masking prevents secure vhf transmissions, your cell phone probably won't work either. So you are left with the red , or transmitting in the clear. All this means that I can hear some of what is going on, where before I could hear it all.
Because of this, I know there was "an ethnic incident" at our McDonald's last night. But I won't really know what happened until I can get into town and talk with some people. It won't be in the paper because the movers and shakers here make damn sure nothing gets into the paper that might scare off the tourists or the halfway backs.
At about eight last night, the dispatcher put out a call to the Sheriff's patrol. The manager at the McDonald's had called 911, and asked for law enforcement ASAP. He had "ten to fifteen young men damaging property, intimidating customers, running in and out of the McDonald's" and needed help immediately. There is only one town policeman on duty at night, so they had to get the deputies in there. I don't know what happened after that, because they went secure. I am guessing some of the ethnic "pseudo-gangs" from the P.J.'s went in there and roughed people up for the fun of it. Glad I wasn't in there. Used to be, if you were involved in something like that, the law would arrest the trouble makers. But now, since almost all this behavior is associated with "ethnics" they arrest everybody involved in the actual affray, instigators and innocents, and let the judge sort it out. If Abu Achmed Ailshaitan , Juan Valdez, and Cleotus Bohkohino are beating up John Doe, John is going to jail too. The law can't risk being accused of being "racist."
That's tough on John, since he gets booked, gets a record, has to come up with bail, and then can wait 3 years or more for this to go to court in our county. But that's life in the new socialist paradise.
Still, if it came to it. I guess there are situations that would justify taking action and going through the grinder as a result. You can't back away from everything, but you should always remember what the consequences are going to be when you don't.
An interesting video on the M-1 Garand Rifles recently received by the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP)
Paying for the "multicultural reshaping of America". If we are already trillions in debt we can never pay off, how is this going to work out?
Edward Abbey (1927-1989) is dead, but his wisdom lives on.
As Riverrider and I were discussing in a previous post, just because you're old, doesn't mean it's ok to mess with you.