This DNC staffer Assange is discussing was apparently leaking emails to Wiki Leaks. Someone "hit" him.
This story has been suppressed in the U.S. press but Fox is reporting it today.
Wiki Leaks is now offering a twenty thousand dollar reward for information leading to the arrest of the killer. But I thought the Russians were responsible for the leaks. That's what all the nameless experts and officials said, wasn't it?
Donald Trump's comments on the Supreme Court, Hillary, and the 2nd Amendment.
He is not advocating "offing " Hillary. The drive by media is showing one five second segment and saying Trump is advocating "assassinating" Hillary. Taken out of context, I am sure that there are some people who secretly wish that would happen. But it's not what Trump was talking about at all. It's clear from the whole segment he meant the political power of the NRA, which is significant.
I've been getting some big chores out of the way. I did the summer fill up of the propane tanks yesterday.
Because the propane company I do business with is not staffed with intellectual giants, it's a lot harder than it should be. The fact that I own multiple tanks throws them for a loop every year.
This time, they tried to convince me I didn't have some of the tanks I do.
I had to ask them to get my paper file out of the filing cabinent to sort it out, because their computer didn't show all my tanks.
This is hard enough without having to do their accounting for them. The last time I ordered just a standard delivery, 150 gallons, they came out and filled a big tank. Almost 400 gallons. Not in the budget. I paid them for it but it really made me angry. This time I stayed right with the driver and made sure that what was done, was what I wanted done.
Propane prices are fixed here. That's illegal, but if you call the four different propane companies, you will get exactly the same price from all of them. It's artificially high, and they keep it that way by not competing against one another. This summer the gas price is $1.59 a gallon. Plus delivery fee. Plus hazardous material fee. Plus sales tax @ 7 %.
However,propane appliances will keep working without electricity. You can heat the house with no electricity, you can cook without electricity. I do need the generator to run the well pump in a grid down situation, but by using propane for almost everything I can survive quite nicely without the grid for extended periods.
I am always astounded when I run into people who are moving up here and all their appliances are electric. There's a fellow building a huge new house down by the river on the way into town. Everything in his house is the most up to date and modern. It's all electric. When the power goes out, he can't run any of that stuff. If it happens in winter, all his pipes will break. He clearly has not heard the saying "prior planning prevents poor performance."
But on the other hand:
here's a guy who built himself a little two story cabin, about 600 square feet of living space. The downstairs is a shop and storeroom, the upstairs is air conditioned living quarters , uses a wall unit.
Located off on an old back road, not fancy. He has a wood burning stove and a propane range and heater. The guy has a beat up old pickup truck and a tractor he leaves on site, but the Mercedes in the shed is what he drives to and from Atlanta when he comes up here.
He has planted fruit trees, and has a very large and well cared for garden. He clearly knows what he is doing when it comes to gardening and I see him out there sometimes, working like a dog in the heat.
I don't know if you can see it in the picture, but he has bee hives back by the tree line and is raising honey bees. He's covering the bases. You can use honey yourself, but more important in hard times, you can trade it for things you need.
He's got a good water source. This is a year round stream that flows out of the national forest. No people or farms above him. This stream is stocked with trout every year, but not much fished so that's another resource for him.
Some people think about what they are doing. Some people don't. If you live up here, or in some other challenging environment, your deficiencies in planning will soon be made clear to you by nature.
I'm interested in this vehicle. It's tracked, and has a bed that raises up like a dump truck. It's not very large, but it would be great for driving around the old forest service trails in the national forest.
I went all over it twice, but I can't find a name plate or manufacturer's data plate. Maybe it is inside the engine compartment. There's this fellow on a back road going into town who sells farm equipment. He got it from somewhere. I have stopped at the little shack there three times now, but every time there is a note on the window that says something like "gone to town for lunch, back tomorrow , maybe."
I don't know what he wants for it. I don't know if it can be insured, but I am pretty certain it can't be road certified unless as farm equipment.
I can think of all kinds of fun things to do with this. How about enclosing the cab and putting a Berret in it?
I'd either have to put up a shed for it, or enclose the cab. Right now it's just open to the weather and that won't work up here. It's a simple vehicle to drive, you have a stick instead of a steering wheel.
I'll keep going by there and see if I can talk to the man. If it's foreign built, or the manufacturer is out of business, then I won't pursue it. You can't keep any kind of tracked vehicles going for long without parts. But you never know until you ask!
Thought for the day.