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Zeus testing us

Last night an electrical storm rolled over us. One really big flash woke me up, followed by a major thunderclap a second later. There was no electricity in our house immediately thereafter.

Still no juice at 0600 this morning. Think: “Good thing today is among the longest days of the year. Sunlight sure is convenient”.

No water from mutual water system confirms it is not just our home being affected and serves as reminder that there is no conserving the water pressure like we could if we were alone on the pressure tank.

Slide a stool in front of […]

home-made motorcycle cover

At the beginning of the month I got an offer I couldn’t refuse on a BMW motorcycle. It was a brand and style I’ve been dreaming about for lots of years, but at a price I’ve never seen the likes of.

I thought I could widen the entrance and reorganize our ‘sally port’ to park it under a cover. That didn’t work out.

Plan B was an all weather motorcycle cover.

I didn’t really want to spend the bucks … well, at least not right away.

So I bought the better quality tarp offered by our […]

gout out

A decade or so ago I had a bout with gout. One big toe was so sensitive I couldn’t have a sheet touch it going to bed. There is no forgetting you hurt. It is highly crippling and inspires serious efforts to find a cure.

A nurse-practitioner decided my pain was gout, wrote a prescription and sent me off. I filled the prescription, but read about the drug online before taking it.

Holey smokes! If you value your internal organs, you won’t take this stuff. So I didn’t. Instead, I studied gout online.

As you know, there are […]

Turmeric Beats Ibuprofen

editor note: tuRmeRic has two Rs. Pronounced correctly, you hear both

Turmeric Beats Ibuprofen for Arthritis of the Knee Posted at on:

Tuesday, April 1st 2014 at 8:00 pm

Written By:

Sayer Ji, Founder

An exciting new clinical trial published in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine has revealed that an effective natural alternative to the exceedingly popular pharmaceutical painkiller ibuprofen exists for the treatment of knee osteoarthritis (OA), and it is a familiar kitchen spice known to be far superior both in safety and the number of side benefits it confers to any […]

health benefits of coconut oil

10 Proven Health Benefits of Coconut Oil (No. 3 is Best) By Kris Gunnars |

from Authority

Coconut oil is one of the few foods that can be classified as a “superfood.”

Its unique combination of fatty acids can have profound positive effects on health.

This includes fat loss, better brain function and various other amazing benefits.

Here are the top 10 health benefits of coconut oil that have been experimentally confirmed in human studies.

1. Coconut Oil Contains a Unique Combination of Fatty Acids With Powerful Medicinal Properties

Coconut oil has been demonized in the past because […]

for super busy Moms

Being a Mom is a lot of work.

It is almost irrational to expect a Mom to chase the baby AND have time to mop the floor.

The solution is obvious now that you see it.

Put on the mop onesie and turn the crawler loose.

amateur radio saves the day

Radio Call Saves SOTA Climber Following Fall

A Littleton, Colorado, radio amateur and mountaineer was happy to have his handheld transceiver along on May 17 after he slipped and fell from an icy ledge in Berthoud Pass while snowshoeing. Summits On The Air (SOTA) enthusiast Brad Byland, WA6MM, said he’s been climbing and mountaineering for many years now and never before came this close to what he called “a possible life-ending disaster.”

“I’m doing fine,” Byland told ARRL. “I didn’t get hurt…only bad wind and sunburn on my face! My daughter says my geeky hobby — ham radio […]

emergency radio cards

Assuming that phones and Internet will work unfailingly forever is extraordinarily popular. This is despite the fact everyone knows they don’t, can’t and won’t.

Worse, they will fail when everyone most wants information on what is going on and wants to share information on their needs and situations.

I recognize this better than most. While to me the need for a radio-based communication network seems obvious, it obviously isn’t.

Planning and preparing for the uninterested is challenging, but I’m up to the challenge.

Here you have the best tool I’ve heard of. I made up this graphic intended to […]

Shoot Like a Sniper

10 Tips to Help Your Long-Range Shooting

It’s not often that seasoned hunters would listen to a 26-year-old tell them how to shoot better. Heck, most of us kill whitetails with guns older than that. However, Staff Sergeant George Reinas is not just a young sniper for the U.S. Air Force. For the past five years he has been instructing our flyboy snipers on how to shoot better. Here’s what you can do to shoot more like Reinas and our military’s elite.

Collect Data “The most important aspect of being on the range is not to shoot but […]

looming death of the free press

The free press has always been totalitarian’s worst enemy. The current ruling elite, globalists, Bilderberger Group, whatever you want to call them, printed themselves near unlimited money, bought nearly all the media and pretty-much had it all figured out.

But the Internet.

They have tried numerous ploys to no avail. Screams that the Internet produced pedophilia, terrorism, stalking, financial instability, anarchy … whatever boogie men they could come up with, but each and every time, the real free press beat the rulers back.

They have huge troll teams of “civil servants” polluting the data online, but experienced, intelligent, thoughtful […]