Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Cockroach Hunt in AZ

Now this appears to be heading for some serious feces:

AZ Sheriff Authorizes Lethal Force Against Cartels, Bandits
Drug smugglers and border bandits have been threatening citizens and law enforcement in southern Arizona for long enough and one county Sheriff is taking a stand.

Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu has announced his police department plans to use deadly force, if necessary, to finally drive the dangerous criminals out of the area.

Wonder how long it will be before the scumbags from the District of Criminals stick their noses into this situation.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Ho! Ho! Ho! Merry... Aw Shit!

This time of year many of us gather together to celebrate the birth of Christ. It is a season of sharing gifts and love for one another, and it is no different for my little family. Mom and Dad live on the other side of the state, big sis and her family live in Kalifornia, and other big (little) sis lives in upstate Washington. So it will just be my young men and I celebrating together.

I am the Santa, since no one else is employed. I don't really care that much that I get no gifts. I buy stuff for myself all year long as I please. My Family stopped with the gift giving years ago as none of us could really afford to buy them. I still get gifts for my boys as I love to give them.

My presents for Christmas are: 1 Terabyte SATA Hard Drive, SATA expansion card, 500 Watt power supply and a new video card for my Dell Optiplex GX260. I have already maxed out the RAM earlier this year and replaced the P4 2.4ghz processor with a P4 3.06ghz. This will extend the life of this PC for another five years... I hope!

Yesterday I went out to buy "Stocking Stuffins" as I call them. We haven't done the stockings thing for the last 2 years but I still buy the stuffin's and hand them out on Christmas Eve. I drove around "Tijuana on the Sky", stopping at various stores spending my hard earned cash. Too many people and too much traffic drove me to leave before to long.

Just as I was pulling into my yard, intending to back into the driveway to facilitate the unloading of goodies, my clutch pedal stuck to the floor! Thru careful maneuvering I was able to get the truck into the yard, but it will not be going anywhere for a while. I am currently thinking that either the clutch slave cylinder or the clutch master cylinder has gone out!

Oh yea!
Merry Frickin Christmas.

Luckily the slave cylinder seems to be the likely culprit and is not all that expensive to purchase. I do not relish the thought of lying in the wet and muddy yard in 48 degree weather in the rain and wind, replacing said object, when I actually get one! Since the truck is nearly 24 years old, I am not surprised that something has finally wore out. I have had this truck for over 15 years and had minimal problems other than replacing the engine some years back. It is a 1986.5 D21 Hardbody 4x4 Extended Cab w 3.0 L v6 (Nissan).

Anyway, I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and a safe New Year.

Friday, December 17, 2010

B.O.B.'s And More

Many Blogs have posts on what a B.O.B. should contain, why you should/shouldn't have one, and the contents of the authors own bag.

Over at FALIA PHOTOGRAPHY Freedom Journal there is a good post on BOBs with lots of links to other articles on the net. Hop on over there and compare notes on what your packin'.

Here's some more goodies for you:


I added a link to the Appleseed Project in my sidebar

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson
This part of the Avalon Project at Yale Law School. There are other important documents there also. Go explore our founders minds. http://avalon.law.yale.edu/default.asp

Want to see what the "Only Ones" are up to?

In my sidebar I have a link to Alternative Nature Online Herbal. This site has pictures of many common wild herbs, including that one that is growing by your backsteps to your house.

Now might be a good time to explore my sidebar links if you haven't done so or have not been paying attention. I will occasionally add links without announcing the fact.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Thursday Night: What I'm Listening To

I like a broad range of music but I prefer Rock and Trance:

Homegrown music for me...

Reply to Mike, and those who wondered but did not ask.

Hi Mike. Glad you find what I post to be useful. Be assured, when I am not posting, I am searching and educating myself so that I may share with others those gems that I find.

I have been currently hanging out on some of the forums and taking the temperature of fellow netizens. There are lots of  "Newbies" coming on board, asking lots of questions of the old timers and bringing some news themselves.

I have also been collaborating with 3oEight on his "Tales of Theanor" stories, editing his content and discussing possible pathways to take, generating ideas such as origins of the inhabitants of his planet, Cyon (shortened by the inhabitants from Procyon III) and how they got there. I can see that the entire project could encompass more than one novel, and the research could be very educational.

I am also "visualizing" Chapter 14 of  "The Cache", determining how I want that to go. In it, you will get to spend some more time with Dusty, after he and the main character parted ways.

Last but not least, I am a practitioner of the art of procrastination (Expert), so I have a lot of Dr., Optical and Dental appointments between now and the 1st of the year.

All This has delayed my own story some as I wanted to have another chapter posted by now. Perhaps I will before the end of the year as I will have some time off from Christmas until Jan 3rd.

So, as you can see, I am not being idle, just busy. I have have also revamped my Blogroll page, go take a look! Those readers who use it to read other blogs may notice some that are missing. I removed those that had not been updated for a very long time and added a few new ones. I have more I would like to add but am considering creating a second page instead as there are so many out there.

I am coming across many new blogs by reading others blogrolls, and that all takes time. There are some further changes I would like to make to my blog, but it takes time and experimentation.

So be patient with me and I will try not to disappoint you all.

Here is a new link I added to my sidebar: Bartleby.com - Great Books Online
One of the featured books is Gray's Anatomy. Check it out!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Useful Info

I would like to introduce to my readers a new website that I discovered while doing a search on a plant. It is called Montana Plant Life and it is a valuable resource to Survivalists and Preppers, and anyone looking to find uses for that weed that keeps coming back every year!
I am going to add it to my sidebar links.

Check it out!
You won't be sorry.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Link Request Policy

Over the last few months I have had quite a few link requests, some coming in my email, others being posted in the comment sections of my posts. Many of these come from sites which have nothing to do with the subject matter of my blog.

Because of this, I have decided to implement a link request policy. If you wish to have me link to your Blog or Website, you must meet the following criteria.

Your subject matter must be oriented to the following:
1. Preppers and prepping for adversity
2. Survivalist
3. Outdoor oriented activities such as Foraging, Fishing, Hunting and Trapping
4. Woodscraft
5. Current political events of interest to all of the above
6. Four Wheel Drive content (BOV)
7. Any other content that upon reviewing, I determine of interest to myself or my readers

Any requests for links, or comments containing links will be deleted at my discretion.
Form letter requests will be be deleted automatically or simply denied. If you want me to give your site consideration for exposure on mine, take the time to write me a personal note requesting that I do so.

Existing links will stay as they are for now, but may be removed in the future if they do not continue to present value to me or my readers.