“Wyrd biõ ful ãræd.”

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Frost. Bizarre Times We Live In.

J.O. Hoppner

We had a heavy frost here last night.  The trees, the meadow, the buildings are all covered with thick frost. Outside temperature at sunrise was 22 above, the humidity was below my equipment's ability to record.

Everything is shipshape in the buildings.  The outbuildings are heated primarily with electric radiators. Got my power bill and it was almost $300 for electricity.  Can't do much about it. We only have one provider here, and they just raised the rates again.  Beats busted pipes, split food cans, exploded water containers, and the other unfortunate aspects of not heating the buildings.


 The newest issue of American Survival Guide was pretty good.  They've been giving more space to long term issues, rather than camping out in the weeds in a wiki-up. Living in the bush articles are not much use to me, as I'm not going to do that.

I'm forted up here on the mountain top, and here is where I stay. The only thing I can see that would run me off is a forest fire. Nobody can guard against 100% of the scenarios that may come up. there's a chink in every suit of armor.

At long last, the publishers of American Survival Guide have given in to good sense and are now mailing the magazine in a plastic sleeve. Maybe they got tired of replacing magazines destroyed in the mail.

American Survival Guide and Off Grid are the two best survival magazines out there right now as far as I can see.


The newest Hodgdon annual is out.  I get it primarily for the news on new powders and reloading equipment. Their load data is pretty much useless as far as I'm concerned.

I've got my own pet loads now, and I'm not interested in trying any innovative new loads.  The annual doesn't even address most of the chamberings I reload for, so I guess I'm not getting my ten dollars worth when I buy it.

But, I've been buying them since they came out and I hate to miss an edition. This way , when I eventually expire, my son will have a complete set of the magazines to haul to the dump and throw away. It's the circle of life thing....





Did you catch this one?  It's a new MTV add chiding White Men for our "faults."  Gosh, I feel so guilty now!




There's an old song, which I won't post because it's so vulgar, but it fits the way I feel about people like these twits in this video.  The refrain of the song is "Up Against The Wall, ***** ******. David Peal did it in 1966, as I recall.  It's on youtube , and I started to post it but decided not to.





The numbers vary. I wrote them down from a CNN broadcast two day ago.

 1, 324 federal prisoners pardoned. He has until January 20 to keep cranking them out.

356 were doing life sentences.

Most of the pardons were for drug offenders.


Obama is also trying to push through an additional 110,000 "Syrian Immigrants" before he is out of office.  This is on top of the 410,000 he has already brought in.  The last number varies depending on who you read, and what their agenda is.









Thought for the Day:








35 comments:

  1. https://m.facebook.com/734409790036836/photos/a.734410713370077.1073741827.734409790036836/982769288534217/?type=3&source=44&refid=17 I'm sharing this link via my phone - will check tomorrow if it works and repost if necessary. You'll enjoy this 😉

    Keep warm.

    Merry Christmas Harry - to you and M 😀

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hey, Dani. I got the second message about the link too. I appreciate your sending it. Ferrets and guns are my great passions, since I can't fly anymore. Got to keep enthusiastic about something....

      Delete
  2. I am still reading through all the Gun Digests that I got from the old man. Wish I could have kept them all, but it was them, or books...Been cold up here in Satans toilet, er DC, but at least I am busy with work. We only have a month left for Barry to wreak his damage... Going to be a long month.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. J, I am starting to get rid of some of my aviation and gun magazines, but I can't bear to just throw them away. So I am taking some to the "free box" at the library and mailing some others to people who are interested in guns or flying. Let me know if you want some old gun magazines.

      I've been watching all the things Obama has been doing, yesterday he signed a bunch of executive orders screwing the coal people. The news said they can't be rescinded but I don't believe that for a minute. Trump will fix it.

      Delete
  3. Haven't thought of that song for a long time. I used to have it on an 8-track of David Peel & The Lower East Side. I think that the album was called "Have A Marijuana". Good stuff................

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That song is perfect for all these twits out there. Snowflakes, Moon Bats, Dims, the whole batch of idiots.

      Yeah, I can remember going to the Mexican flea market in Roseville, California about that time and buying 8 tracks. They were pirate copies and I got them for about $2.00 each.

      Delete
  4. Hey Harry,

    (captaincrunch)

    On my final assertation on Islam is that, that religion needs to become 'extinct' for any peace to exist in most parts of the world.
    What would make a great movie script or book is that Israel has to find off a final 'Great Jihad' and Israel dynamites the Dome of the Rock mosque, Nukes Medina and Mecca with ground and air burst strikes (then three of four pillers will be gone) Then maybe once a billion people see that what they believe in was a 7th century scam, then maybe some kind of peace may exist somehow.
    Its probably too late. The real root cause of all this is overpopulation. Someway, somehow. Mother nature will pull the plug on most of the human race. It always happens somehow when our numbers exceed sustainable levels. 'Plagues, famine, world war. The whole pot luck of bad luck if you pardon the pun.
    Nukes will be thrown around the world like stones are thrown in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

    I'm just waiting for the Civil War in France, Germany and England to begin when all the Muslims go bonkers and go on full Jihad. It will make for some great TV and video footage on the internet. Break out the Beer and Dorito's. and set the DVR for that one.

    Humanity is coming into an epic turn in the road. We got a chance on going into the future or into the past. My money is on the past because we cant escape the past because were hung up on organized religion, greed, etc, etc. its been this way for the past 12,000 years and it will never change.

    There is hope. There are people that realize we have to get off this planet (and go to Mars) set up shop there. Sounds nuts but having new frontiers to escape the repeating cycle of mistakes is the only logical answer.

    "Oh and on the MTV garbage. If a black man can be proud, a lesbian can be proud. I can too. I'm white, I sit on the tailgate of my pick up truck with my legs apart, beer in hand and I voted for Trump. Kiss My Ass MTV. Kiss My Ass!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That's why Up Against The Wall M.F. is such a good song for those bastards. But it's too vulgar to put on here because some of the people who visit are ladies.

      I don't mind people going to Mars as long as I don't have to pay for it. I already get taxed to pay for B.S. enough as it is. Like Obama sending computers to villages in Africa that don't have electricity.....

      I know you are a Malthusian , and the guy was probably right. I just hope the corrective factor , when it comes, is not something that impacts on me or my family.

      Things are getting very hot in Europe, but the American press is stolidly ignoring most of it.

      Delete
    2. Hey Harry,

      (captaincrunch)


      Two things, Ray Whylie Hubbards version of 'Up Against the Wall M.F. is the best and the on the first crewed mission to Mars. NASA should include most of your chickens. If they can survive your place. They can survive anywhere:)
      'Pardon my ignorance. I gotta look up 'Malthusian' I believe that was a Biblical character? A humble statement would be "There's a lot I know but even
      more that I don't know'

      Delete
    3. Thomas Malthus. "Malthusian Theory of Population. Thomas Robert Malthus was the first economist to propose a systematic theory of population. He articulated his views regarding population in his famous book, Essay on the Principle of Population (1798), for which he collected empirical data to support his thesis."

      He said exactly what you have been saying, a long time ago.

      My chickens can survive virtually anything. Ice storms, terrible heat, deep cold, attacks by predators. They are a hardy bunch.

      Delete
    4. CC, I looked up that Ray Hubbard song. It's a different song than the one I am talking about. Starts with the first few words but no similarity after that....

      Delete
    5. Hey Harry,

      (captaincrunch)

      I will check out your version of 'Up against the wall you Redneck M.F.

      After writing an explaining my ignorance on 'Malthusian Theory" I looked it up myself and read it.
      Next time the DOD wants to do above ground nuclear testing off the 'Bikini Atoll' or something. See if the DOD wants to purchase your chickens for $900 a each. Tell them they are a 'rare mountain endurance chickens' that can lay eggs and incubate them on that 'Chernoble, Elephant's Foot' radioactive slag heap:)
      There are 10 foot catfish in Chernoble's cooling pond because no one fish's them out. They just keep growing!

      Delete
    6. It's just "up against the wall M.F." there's no redneck in it. I think you'll like it.

      I always thought you knew who Thomas Malthus was because you expounded his beliefs right down the line. The man was a genius, so coming up with the same theory on your own, independently, is quit a feather in your cap. I'm impressed, and I say that earnestly and not in jest.

      My chickens are already weaponized. Just dump them out over Tehran and soon the Mullahs and everything else will be six feet deep in chicken crap. That would be justice.

      Delete
  5. This way , when I eventually expire, my son will have a complete set of the magazines to haul to the dump and throw away. It's the circle of life thing....

    Heh.

    - Charlie

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I've started taking gun magazines to the "free box" at the library. The librarian is an Obamite, and hates guns. She got her job because of someone she is related to here. So she won't let them in the library, but the free box is outside the entrance. Since most people here do like guns, they get picked up.

      Delete
  6. I guess those kids are just going to have to avoid white males. Of course that will mean getting rid of all mirrors for some of them.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. There are a lot of white n*****s out there. Can't figure it out, myself. Young guys who dress like blacks, try to talk like blacks, try to "rap" and dance like blacks. I guess their own culture doesn't offer them anything they like.

      Delete
    2. Hey Harry,

      (captaincrunch)

      The reason why young, white males are attracted to black culture is because white culture frowns upon alpha males, where as in black culture. Only alpha males survive and alpha males are respected.

      Delete
    3. you may be right. That's the most plausible explanation I've heard. But it's a shame, because I see very little in "black culture" worth emulating. Especially since my little cultural exchange with the four "black youth" in Chattanooga.

      Delete
  7. They should be resettled in the same zip code that Obama will retire to. If he likes them, he can have them in his own neighborhood.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'd be willing to kick in my gun money to help buy them tickets to Kenya.

      Delete
  8. We had frost here as well.

    I wish those survival magazines weren't so pricy. I tried one in kindle format but I didn't like not having all the pictures.

    I hope you got the seeds I mailed. It's been a week but I know your mail isn't always reliable.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Lisa, I did get them, and many thanks. I should have sent you a direct email to let you know, but I got lazy and replied to one of your comments. Sorry, I will email you in a minute here.

      You must be talking about Backwoods Home. I got them on Kindle too, but stopped taking it and subscribed to the paper copy because they didn't have the advertisements and pictures. It's the only survival magazine Kindle carries that is not a true reproduction of the print edition.

      They are VERY expensive. Especially if you buy them off the news stand at full price.

      Delete
  9. Harry here is a good article about a fire fighter in sevier county tn and what it took to save his house from the fire.

    http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/good-news/how-a-retired-tennessee-firefighter-saved-his-own-life/ar-BBxlHKL?ocid=spartandhp

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Gary. I will take a look at that. Fire is the one big factor up here that worries me.

      Delete
  10. Harry,

    Very bizarre times friend!
    I heard briefly on the news this morning a video condemning white man, it ticked me off enough to shut the TV off totally.

    Have you thought about an old wood burning stove for your outbuildings? This may help cut back on your electric bill.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. MTV is for idiots. The problem is that there are so many of them out there.

      I have given that some thought. It would be cheaper, but then again, I'd have to go out there at night to put more wood in and that gets old. I have basically stopped using the wood burning stove in our basement because it is such a chore keeping it going at the right air intake all the time.

      Delete
  11. Here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/734409790036836/videos/759052057572609/?pnref=story and https://www.facebook.com/Ferrets-Make-Me-Happy-734409790036836/

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hey Dani, I always like new ferret pages. Thanks for sending me the link.

      Delete
  12. WELLCOM TO THE FUTURE

    or a continuing nightmare that never seems to end

    Wildflower

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's been a bit more tumultuous than I'd bargained for, especially since the election got over. But maybe things will lighten up as the snowflakes and moon bats get bored and go off to drum circles or whatever.

      Delete
  13. Hi Harry, interesting reading. Obama seems to want to cause as many problems as he can before he goes, and probably after as they never seem to disappear. As for the white man being the scourge of every nation on Earth, according to the leftie liberal morons, it's the same here (especially if heterosexual). We are blamed for everything, that's when they are not blaming Trump and Putin. Our media hardly report anything negative about the current invasion by the religion of peace, and what they deem to tell us is usually a pack of lies. Everywhere they are in Europe there are problems. There have been demonstrations in London over the weekend by the invaders demanding a caliphate in Britain. Not mentioned anywhere in the national media, but if we counter demonstrated we would be arrested for hate crime. we have lived here, for decades, peacefully with all other religions but this lot have no intention of living peacefully as they intend to take over. One of your commenters mentioned nuking the black rock, funnily enough my wife has been saying that when the are all running round it like a herd of wildebeest someone should nuke it.
    Anyway on a happier note wishing you and your family a happy Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year.
    all the best from Duncan across the pond

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hey, Duncan. You are having the same problems we are with the same bad actors. And like you, our current government is aiding and abetting the trouble makers. I think things will be much different here when Donald Trump is inaugurated and the Kenyan is gone forever.

      I think you are quoting Captain Crunch. He and I served on the same ship, the U.S.S. Puget Sound, although at different times. He's a good guy, and a realist. Most Americans are like him, but we've been ruled by the snow flakes and moon bats for 8 years. Things are going to change here, ASAP.

      I think we should leave the followers of the prophet alone when they are jigging around the black rock. They manage to kill more of themselves during those evolutions than we could ever hope to!

      The Russians may get around to doing it though, someone exercised very poor judgement in having their ambassador to Turkey murdered. Russia has a long memory and a long arm.

      I am hoping that America under Donald Trump's leadership will display some of the same characteristics. After 8 years of the idiot in chief we've had, it will take some time to retrain and rethink.

      Good to hear from you, Duncan. I hope the Christmas holidays are good one's for you and your family.

      Delete
  14. Obama has never been my choice and become more out of favor with the passing of his time.

    Merry Christmas.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Gail, I honestly think we should just let New England, California, New York , Washington State and a few others form their own country. We can keep the Eagle and they can use the Unicorn as their symbol. In a year or so, when they have all died off of starvation and civil turmoil, we can replace them with decent people. ;-)

      Delete