31/07/2021: 26C degrees here at Jeeralang Junction at lunchtime. Our previous July record was 28C years ago. This is the third day this July over 20C. Global warming? No just weather. We have rain and even snow coming in tonight and tomorrow night. Have moved the lambing ewes to the closest most sheltered paddock so we can try to save frozen lambs over the next two mornings. Have already set up seven pens in the shed with heat lamps for that purpose.
31/07/2021: A Wonderful Frozen Bird from the Dinosaur Era: https://www.geologyin.com/2017/06/this-100-million-year-old-bird-trapped.html?fbclid=IwAR0xQQvptufRu6J1ANTwSjNmkeXynDWQtmbrs9NWBW4mMvJxF_jzI8bB8G0
31/07/2021: “Lenin is said to have declared that the best way to destroy the Capitalist System was to debauch the currency. By a continuing process of inflation, governments can confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of their citizens. By this method they not only confiscate, but they confiscate arbitrarily; and, while the process impoverishes many, it actually enriches some. The sight of this arbitrary rearrangement of riches strikes not only at security, but at confidence in the equity of the existing distribution of wealth”. John Maynard Keynes
31/07/2021: I’ve opined before that old age is not for sissies – and I should know, but do you have the guts to live beyond 100? https://www.studyfinds.org/centenarians-gut-bacteria-live-longer/
30/07/2021: Our Finnsheep - 2021
Lambing: As you may know we have the oldest and largest flock of these
unique sheep in
Some pre-lambing photos. The ewes are expected to start lambing within about a week of these snaps. And here they go:
30/07/2021: Jelly 2 Mini Smartphone: I have been using these fob pocket sized phones now for about three years - and would never go back to a larger phone. The first one I bought was the Unihertz Atom which I carried for a couple of years. Practically all the photos I posted for the last couple of years here at TheUltralightHiker were taken with it. When an 'improved' model was announced on Kickstarter last year I ordered two for Xmas 2020 and have been carrying one of them ever since - and it is brilliant. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/07/29/jelly-2-mini-smatrphone/
30/07/2021: “Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right. “George Orwell, 1984
30/07/2021: You have to ask yourself whether you would obtain a better immunity from contracting covid vs being vaccinated especially as Ivomec will be even more effective at preventing your death than the vaccine would: https://www.cell.com/cell-reports-medicine/pdfExtended/S2666-3791(21)00203-2
So these are people who likely would have died whatever infection came along (and mostly with conditions which they caused themselves) – so why is the healthy population being terrorized over this: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/07/exclusive-cdc-covid-19-hospitalization-data-challenges-biden-administration-cdc-histrionics/
Just terrible when even our members of parliament are denied free speech: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/07/pauline-hanson-censored-on-sydney-radio-what-pauline-is-saying-is-not-government-approved.html
30/07/2021: “Fire thunderstorms
29/07/2021: Frankly if the guy who invented MRNA vaccines is against them that would be enough for me: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/07/inventor-mrna-vaccine-covid-vaccines-make-virus-dangerous/
29/07/2021: Good Question: Would you like a volcanic rock that's actually the exploded brain of an ancient Roman? https://notthebee.com/article/would-you-like-a-volcanic-rock-thats-actually-the-exploded-brain-of-an-ancient-roman-cult-member
29/07/2021: The Ice Age Cometh – something different to worry about: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/07/27/new-study-finds-east-and-west-antarctica-have-profoundly-cooled-by-2-8c-and-1-68c-since-1979/
Leading climate scientist Dr Willie Soon predicts global cooling: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/07/28/dr-willie-soon-predicts-global-cooling-slams-politicised-science/
Look what’s happening to renewables
29/07/2021: Farage’s success with GB
News shows there is a demand for such a news service in
Weaponising fear to destroy freedom – this is all that they have been doing: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/07/28/david-bidstrup-guest-post-psychological-manipulation-and-the-greatest-medical-screwup-in-history/
28/07/2021: Michael Crichton: “What makes you think human beings are sentient and aware? There's no evidence for it. Human beings never think for themselves, they find it too uncomfortable. For the most part, members of our species simply repeat what they are told-and become upset if they are exposed to any different view. The characteristic human trait is not awareness but conformity, and the characteristic result is religious warfare.”
28/07/2021: Is there any hope for our political future - How do we get around the current dreadful ‘choice’ where the Liberal Party has now been ‘fifth columned’ by the Left yet the Left are the font of just about everything which is evil. Sanjeev just may have a solution: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/07/25/three-options-for-political-change/ The Lib/Dems seem to be moving to take this slot: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/07/27/youre-gonna-need-a-bigger-vote/
28/07/2021: The PCR test apparently
can’t distinguish between Covid and normal flu which almost certainly means
that large numbers who have allegedly died from Covid actually died from
(complications of) seasonal flu, which probably explains why overall death
rates did not go up much in 2020. We have had cheap effective prevention
(Vitamin D and Zinc particularly) and inexpensive treatments including
Ivomectin, Hydroxychloroquine, Zinc, antibiotics etc for well over a year now
which reduce the illness and death toll by over 90%. Some also work with flu.
You just have to expect that life is
BTW: By the end of 2019 we had upped our daily doses of Vitamin D and Zinc.
We had supplies in hand of Hydroxychlroquine, Ivomec, antibiotics and
anti-virals (Tamiflu) sufficient for the whole family and Della (my wife) had
sewn face masks for the whole family – and we were wearing them. This was
before any government in the world had done anything. I rest my case. In
addition we were the first to be vaccinated
We can now also see that Covid hospitalization figures have ben rigged: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/07/27/confirmed-covid-hospitalisation-figures-are-being-rigged/ OR http://www.finnsheep.com/Steve's%20Blog.htm
More scarey things about the covid vaccine we have already had, but I would not recommend it for a child or particularly to a young woman. Better to rely on your natural immunity or develop your own by having a mild case of the disease and using the cheap medicines avilable to treat it: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/dr-charles-hoffe-issues-vaccine-warning/
Vaccination really does seem to have
worked in the
27/07/2021: Great future movie in
this news item - Man rescued after days-long battle with grizzly bear at
27/07/2021: “A traffic jam is a collision between free enterprise and socialism. Free enterprise produces automobiles faster than socialism can build roads and road capacity.”
27/07/2021: This is so great: Jordan Peterson's Critique of the ‘Communist Manifesto’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_MXSE3wUT4
27/07/2021: Jo is right – every outbreak we have had has been due to poor border security: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/07/get-serious-about-borders-the-biggest-failure-in-nsw-was-letting-one-limo-driver-get-infected/
The other victims of the pandemic: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/07/unimaginable-heartbreak-for-mel-so-so-sorry-for-you-loss-and-ours.html
Meanwhile anti lockdown protests soar across the world: https://www.zerohedge.com/political/thousands-join-anti-lockdown-protests-australia-amid-new-restrictions
26/07/2021: Exciting archaeological
26/07/2021: Life Competencies – some really important thoughts here. I think I would put ‘Handyman Skills’ and ‘Natural History’ much closer to the top of the list: http://maggiesfarm.anotherdotcom.com/archives/36590-Life-Competencies-vs.-Talent-Stacks.html
26/07/2021: ‘Useful’ things they might ‘accidentally’ also inject into you along with a vaccine – once again ‘many thanks’ to Bill Gates: https://moonbattery.com/injecting-data-along-with-vaccine/
26/07/2021: It is always government which takes away our liberties. They are never a font of nor a defence of them. We have always thought that such liberties were worth fighting and dying for - that has not changed. The government has invented a spurious excuse for taking them away. Not every country has done this. Some which have not have just as good a record 'protecting' the public against the current minor disease threat as those which have, and without destroying their economies, but both beg the question that we faced much greater disease threats in the past (including worse flus) without any such curtailment of our liberties. The ongoing threats to our freedoms from our current governments have never been greater. I applaud those heroes who are rising up against this tyranny: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/07/25/by-this-country-he-means-australia/
In other news, could we be wearing masks at the wrong end: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/07/25/claim-covid-19-spread-by-flatulence/
25/07/2021: The new Lamborghini – at least they have not gone electric. It’s got a naturally aspirated 5.2-litre V10 engine that roars: https://www.the-sun.com/tech/3341535/lamborghini-huracan-evo-spyder-alexa-tested-interior-tech/
25/07/2021: A self-balancing motorcycle. Astonishing: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/nifty-innovation-in-motorcycles/
25/07/2021: How Propaganda works NB The man did not punch the horse: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/07/24/nsw-propaganda/
25/07/2021: Extreme over-egging of
climate disasters - The
25/07/2021: A Fascinating Article – Can Physics Explain Consciousness: https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg25033420-600-can-physics-explain-consciousness-and-does-it-create-reality/
24/07/2021: A triumph of non-violence: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/07/file-this-under-genius-acts-of-non-violent-persuasion.html
24/07/2021: Today’s Darwing Award: Stephen Pile ‘The Book of Heroic Failures’ (1979) would love this one: “First-time jumper Yecenia Morales, 25, and her unnamed boyfriend had traveled to the Amagá viaduct — a popular bungee spot … The two lovebirds were reportedly the 90th jumpers of the day when they approached the platform. Things went wrong after the operators signaled Morales’ beau — who was ahead of her in line — to take the plunge. But, apparently thinking the cue was meant for her, the young lawyer leaped off the bridge without an attached safety cord and plummeted about 164 feet to the valley below” PS This should happen to more lawyers: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/07/columbian-woman-dies-shocking-bungee-jump-mishap-video/
24/07/2021: We need another Hercules. His mammoth task of cleaning out the Augean Stables is so much greater today. Who could possibly rid us of all the bullshit which abounds in the body politic today?
24/07/2021: We should recollect the
fate of the Melians as
23/07/2021: Meanwhile the vaccine deaths cover-up begins – truth is certainly the first casualty anyway: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/07/cdc-quietly-deletes-6000-covid-vaccine-deaths-cdc-website-total-one-day-caught-internet-sleuths-video/
23/07/2021: Why ibex are not extinct: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/nature-is-awesome-2/
23/07/2021: Another reason to hate men – if you didn’t have enough: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/07/men-worse-for-climate-change-than-women-so-if-enough-transition-will-that-stop-the-floods/
23/07/2021: Law and Order has become completely dysfunctional in SA – in reality a canary in the coalmine alerting us to the decline of the West. “The SA (Police Service) PS is notorious for its inefficiency and corruption.” As is also commonplace elsewhere eg in Vic where they are busy as revenue collectors, instruments of state violence, to protect and support the grievance industry prominently in family disputes & etc – and the more woke they become the worse they are. It is not as if they actually prevent any crime either. The best that can be said is that they are second-rate ‘cleaners’ after the event. If people still had the freedom to carry small arms for personal protection there would be very much less crime. So many freedoms lost, and so many more rapidly disappearing: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/07/south-africa-5-police-officers-arrested-connection-ghastly-crucifixion-murder-brendin-horner/
23/07/2021: Covidanity – our new state religion. I love it: https://spectator.com.au/2021/07/covidanity-australias-new-state-religion/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=MDS%20%2020210723%20%20SG&utm_content=MDS%20%2020210723%20%20SG+CID_5ff6e8493a418bf52142efa2ab33527d&utm_source=CampaignMonitor_Australia&utm_term=Covidanity%20Australias%20new%20state%20religion
If there is going to be a prize for
‘Chief Fascist’ Kerry Chant will be a leading contender as she exhorts us
to talk to no-one (in the name of the new religion). How did such no-entities
who (in a sane world) could not get a job
shoveling s---t upon a
Are you more likely to die from the “vaccine” or from Covid? https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/07/22/are-you-more-likely-to-die-from-the-vaccine-or-from-covid/
22/07/2021: Good on you Dolly. You are such a honey: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/dolly-parton-recreates-1978-playboy-cover-photo-for-husbands-birthday/
22/07/2021: ‘Lackadaisical’ is such a lovey old English word.. Ah, ‘lack-a’day!’ seems to sum the whole phenomenon up so much better to me. Those old folks had such a knack with a turn of phrase. It is so much better than the whole industry (including even large government departments) of victimhood and grievance posturing which seems to be what has replaced it.
22/07/2021: How do people even find time to get bored: https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/boredom-mental-health-disconnected/2021/07/16/c367cd30-9d6a-11eb-9d05-ae06f4529ece_story.html?utm_campaign=wp_main&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter
22/07/2021: The Liberals are caving to the Left with all their greenie bullshit. Stand up and be a man, Scottie. Frankly, Bring Back Tony. It is time for conservatives of the world to unite against the growing menace to our freedoms, way of life and economy which such nonsense represents: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/07/some-painful-home-truths-about-the-corrupted-liberal-national-party-machine.html
21/07/2021: Hurry. Time to order your virtue signaling game. The Virtue Signal game is still in stock but the Deplorables game says it is now out: https://shop.stonk.solutions/?ref=twz9biplvq
21/07/2021: The lovely Jacinda outrages Kiwis farmers and tradies with a ban on their utes. Get ready people this nightmare is coming to you soon unless you ‘man up’ now and discover your inner conservative: https://www.news.com.au/technology/environment/climate-change/ute-tax-farmers-and-tradies-outraged-in-new-zealand/news-story/07678da7a16c3201d72455df4663a1a0
21/07/2021: Perhaps the dreadful
21/07/2021: While the West troubles
itself with vital issues such as suitable pronouns Communist
21/07/2021: Floods (extreme weather events) were much worse when the world was colder during the Little Ice Age we are now (still) coming out of: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/07/a-world-protected-by-windmills-in-1717-christmas-floods-in-germany-killed-14000/
20/07/2021: These scenes in
20/07/2021: How a heroic (though perhaps trans-gender) pigeon saved the day in WW1: http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/61820
20/07/2021: Heinlein’s ‘Crazy Years:
Woman having sex with a car wins top prize at
20/07/2021: Just in case you didn’t
know where the current Covid outbreak is coming from. There is a slight problem
19/07/2021: Big Government Nightmare – a $100,000 fine for your tyres touching your front lawn: https://moonbattery.com/100000-ticket-for-parking-on-her-own-property/
19/07/2021: Today’s Newspoll has Labor at 53% Libs at 47% - so much for showing leadership Scotty! I suspect the results are more from folk taking a ‘plague on both your houses’ view of politics though. I certainly do: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/07/18/scotty-from-surrendering/
19/07/2021: One picture is worth a thousand words. Hard to imagine how these past floods occurred without ‘climate change: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/07/the-climate-change-floods-in-europe-before-climate-change.html
It is rather like John Daly’s picture
of sea level during Ross’s expedition to
18/07/2021: Great News – Hubble is Back: https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2021/07/hubble-back-famed-space-telescope-has-new-lease-life-after-computer-swap-appears-fix
18/07/2021: In Praise of Forestry – an important article: https://saltbushclub.com/2021/07/16/save-the-forests/#more-1920
(cont.) The Taliban begin to execute the Hazaras: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/taliban-execution-graphic/
18/07/2021: There are now allegedly
(CDC figures though) more vaccine deaths in the
Meanwhile a huge class action agaist the covid fraud begins. This includes alarming and disturbing news about the PCR test used to ‘diagnose’ it: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/07/17/covid-19-fraud-class-action-begins/
17/07/2021: The high price of pure filth: http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/61764
17/07/2021: And you think the
government should have the guns: “At
17/07/2021: Just plain crazy: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9773475/Bug-experts-seeking-new-destructive-gypsy-moths.html
16/07/2021: Just love cryptozoology – shades of Bernard Heuvelmans here: https://www.ancient-origins.net/myths-legends-antarctica/pterodactyl-0014884?fbclid=IwAR2H23-6GW7fU6NVrQ-7jzQyDxGHD_kOJeAF9-RNK08zyCEk-nOKRFKB8eM
16/07/2021: (Tens of) Thousands of
duplicated (fake) ballots in
This gives an indication of just how unpopular the Democrats are: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/stacey-abrams-loses-badly-in-georgia/
16/07/2021: Another view of South
Africa – one I agree with actually, “If you want to know the future of the
West, look to South Africa, where the demographics liberals aspire to produce
in America and Europe are already in place and their political objectives have
been achieved. The white oppressors who built the country out of wilderness are
now effectively slaves to blacks who immigrated from other parts of
15/07/2021: Wonnangatta Murders 23.8: The beat-up to beat all beat-ups: https://rangestrader.mailcommunity.com.au/news/2021-07-12/button-man-horror-to-hit-screens/?fbclid=IwAR0ercBL3yAis29in9RkJUjJlCv2sJy59p2rxddw8eAH4Va6h3KuCBbFUzk & https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/button-man-the-movie-recreates-high-country-enigma/news-story/67f924b747dc33f0fd12dff7d72d7352
15/07/2021: The Cerne Giant (and its 12 metre phallus) brought down to size by a tiny snail: https://www.sapiens.org/archaeology/cerne-abbas-giant/
15/07/2021: God is not in your side George; probably never was: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/07/mural-honoring-george-floyd-toledo-ohio-destroyed-lightning-strike/
15/07/2021: Malcolm Roberts is right about the tyranny implicit in making vaccination compulsory – the loss of and attack on our freedoms is undoubtedly the worst aspect of this ‘pandemic response’ scam: https://www.malcolmrobertsqld.com.au/everything-wrong-with-the-governments-response-to-covid19/
When the first victim is the truth. Consider this report: More vaccine deaths last week than COVID-19 deaths: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/07/14/but-give-us-the-facts-first/
I see the French are certainly against it: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/07/libert%C3%A9.html
15/07/2021: The Freedom Phone – this could be part of the solution: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/07/conservatives-fight-back-big-tech-new-freedom-phone/
Trump’s new social media platform Gettr could be another: https://www.newsmax.com/politics/trump-social-media-twitter/2021/07/01/id/1027171/
14/07/2021: Magic Fairy Flying Butterfly Toys. Pretty neat: https://www.amazon.com.au/Butterfly-Powered-Surprise-Playing-Decoration/dp/B08B12L5HJ
14/07/2021: The other side to the ‘stolen generations’ myth – if you have to buy a copy of the Herald Sun to read it, do: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/opinion/andrew-bolt/andrew-bolt-other-side-to-the-stolen-generations-story/news-story/393c4c888b4ccf6ee3900583e1f09592
14/07/2021: Oh, This would be so great. You can live in hope: https://richardsonpost.com/howellwoltz/22590/will-president-trump-return-bigly/
Trump will certainly return to the White House in 2024 – if not long before: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/07/trump-wallops-gop-competition-cpac-straw-poll-nikki-haley-gets-1-mike-pence-gets-0/
13/07/2021: Wonnangatta Murders 23.7: Another beat-up full of cut and paste and false bits of information (eg location). The only ‘new’ fact: police are not going to continue searching there during winter. Duh! : https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9778943/Police-halt-search-missing-campers-Russell-Hill-Carol-Clay.html
13/07/2021: A startlingly important contradiction – heat waves occur when and only when the ‘greenhouse effect’ is lowest ie when the skies are clear. Remember 99% of the greenhouse effect is water vapor: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/07/12/the-truth-about-heat-waves/
13/07/2021: Krudd attempts to return from the dead with his story about how it was he who ‘saved’ us from Covid https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/07/junkee-on-the-money-about-the-weirdo-that-is-rudd.html but Pfizer are not having a bar of it: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/07/pfizer-says-story-about-rudd-leaked-by-rudd-to-glorify-rudd-is-bullshit-heres-pfizers-statement.html
13/07/2021: Bigger Bombs Than
12/07/2021: My Octopus Teacher: If you haven’t yet seen this enchanting documentary you are in for a wonderful treat. Available on Netflix and PirateBay: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7SVpp_QO3Q
12/07/2021: So the push is on to end
‘piece rates’. Farmers (etc) will have to pay people by the hour, not for
the amount of work they do. I have always thought the hourly rate idea was
dreadfully unfair. The piece rate allowed me to earn double what someone else
did all my life because I would work harder. Personally I don’t think anyone
should be paid except for the quantity and value of their work – except maybe
‘sheltered workshops’ and the like which are a form of welfare established to
give people a certain sense of ‘worth’ who were (quite frankly) otherwise
pretty much ‘worthless’. Now we have a ‘normal’ situation where the highest
paid (eg the head of
12/07/2021: 1 million dead children every year can’t be wrong! No. The greens are wrong and the world needs to 6,000 products and abundant energy from hydrocarbons: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/07/09/what-is-good-for-the-climate-geese-is-not-good-for-the-ganders/
11/07/2021: Remembering Alexander Pope (1688-1744) An Essay on Man (entire thing here)
KNOW then thyself, presume not God to scan;
The proper study of mankind is man.
Plac’d on this isthmus of a middle state,
A being darkly wise, and rudely great:
With too much knowledge for the sceptic side,
With too much weakness for the stoic’s pride,
He hangs between; in doubt to act, or rest,
In doubt to deem himself a God, or beast;
In doubt his mind or body to prefer,
Born but to die, and reas’ning but to err.
11/07/2021: Meanwhile Branson will the first of the billionaire’s going into space tomorrow: https://www.upi.com/Science_News/2021/07/09/richard-branson-virgin-galactic-flight-space/1121625768487/
11/07/2021: What Reagan said of the Democrats: "I didn't leave them; they left me." Is true for most of us of the Labor party – and the Left generally. I’m sure Curtin, Chiffley, Caldwell and Hawke must be spinning in their graves at what is being promoted now – and what has been discarded. Andrew Sullivan is onto it, “I’d argue, the sudden, rapid, stunning shift in the belief system of the American elites. It has sent the whole society into a profound cultural dislocation. It is, in essence, an ongoing moral panic against the specter of “white supremacy,” which is now bizarrely regarded as an accurate description of the largest, freest, most successful multiracial democracy in human history.” I am nowhere near as Left as he, and now align somewhere to the ‘right’ of the Liberal/National Parties actually, but this is not because I have moved, it is because they all have. What they espouse today is nowhere near the ‘liberalism’ of the past. It is nowhere even near the ‘socialism’ of the past. As I said, Chiffley would not recognize his Labor Party and would have been a vociferous enemy of it! Think on that. Imagine for example a Liberal Prime Minister (such as we have) who has presided over such a sweeping destruction of our economy and our freedoms – all for nothing. Even if 5,000 lives had been saved (questionable at best), in the past we would have agreed that we needed to spend tens of thousands of lives defending our freedoms – as we did in the two World Wars, for example: https://andrewsullivan.substack.com/p/what-happened-to-you-e5f?utm_source=pocket_mylist
10/07/2021: The slime moulds are out - at least that's what I think they are. Or maybe they are a kind of coal fungi – who knows? Millions of things have never been classified. There are some really enchanting life-forms out there in the woods though , aren't there? Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/07/10/slime-mould-beauty/
10/07/2021: The Debris Hut: A simple debris hut is not such a trial to construct and you should at least give it a go. It is a skill which also may save you one day. Anyway if you ever find yourself in such a stressful situation you will be much more relaxed if you already have the confidence to be able to do such things as make a simple shelter and light a fire in trying circumstances. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/07/10/the-debris-hut/
10/07/2021: Birds can smell after all. They can certainly target some clues pretty quickly. Around here for example kookaburras are enormously attuned to burning off and chain-sawing. I have nearly had my hat knocked off by a kookie numerous time who swooped in while I was chain-sawing even though they normally keep their distance: https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2021/07/textbooks-say-most-birds-cant-smell-scientists-are-proving-them-wrong
10/07/2021: This sounds like a good idea. Can we start doing it too: https://www.helsinkitimes.fi/finland/news-in-brief/19562-supreme-court-rules-to-deport-somali-man-who-was-born-and-raised-in-finland.html
10/07/2021: Sound advice, “If Ms Fox doesn’t want her son teased at school, she should stop sending him there in a dress. She is the one making his life miserable, not his schoolmates.” https://moonbattery.com/megan-fox-sends-son-to-school-in-dress/
09/07/2021: The beginning of the end for sex: https://medicalxpress.com/news/2021-06-dish-mouse-crafted-stem-cells.html
09/07/2021: The Ridd case is interesting – and may see the whole environmental movement overturned. (You can only hope): https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/07/06/james-cook-university-the-truth-is-coming-out/
09/07/2021: This is the sort of morality which made Jeff Bezos the world’s richest man: https://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/mom-fights-to-ban-child-sex-dolls-after-daughters-likeness-was-used-for-one/2287435/
08/07/2021: Benny Hill Socialism (1989): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLdZtU-RhPI&t=21s
08/07/2021: “While busy beaches and packed parks might seem like a risk, there hasn't been a single case of outdoor transmission since the pandemic began”: https://twitter.com/9NewsSyd/status/1412340635814739970?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1412340635814739970%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fcitizenfreepress.com%2Fbreaking%2Fnot-a-single-case-of-outdoor-transmission%2F
07/07/2021: Yes, let’s destroy Red
07/07/2021: 4 million people a year die (basically) because they don’t have coal fired electricity. In a similar way vast amounts of environmental destruction (eg deforestation, species loss, erosion etc) also result from this lack. Just join the dots: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/07/06/death-by-indoor-air-pollution-the-ugly-face-of-fossil-fuel-poverty/
06/07/2021: Ornithological fridge magnets: https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheAmishHipster
06/07/2021: Remembering the B-36 ‘Peacemaker’: https://www.avgeekery.com/flight-last-b-36-peacemaker/
06/07/2021: A Reminder https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/07/live-not-lies-warning-america-aleksandr-solzhenitsyns-words-ring-true-independence-day-ever/ Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s famous essay ‘Live Not By Lies’ brought down the Soviet Union, “the simplest, the most accessible key to our liberation: a personal nonparticipation in lies! Even if all is covered by lies, even if all is under their rule, let us resist in the smallest way: Let their rule hold not through me! And this is the way to break out of the imaginary encirclement of our inertness, the easiest way for us and the most devastating for the lies. For when people renounce lies, lies simply cease to exist. Like parasites, they can only survive when attached to a person.”
05/07/2021: So ocean plastic is only 1% of what we were previously told – but it’s still a massive problem in a way that lying is not: https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2014/06/ninety-nine-percent-oceans-plastic-missing
05/07/2021: Independence Day: On
Saturday Joe Biden traveled to
05/07/2021: Ivermectin is the magic bullet. Let’s get any of the vulnerable who aren’t vaccinated jabbed this week, buy a few drums of Ivomec and open up completely to the world next week: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/07/04/expert-advice-everywhere/ Just a reminder that I recommended this medicine back on 03/04/2020. BTW Hydroxychloroquine has been know to be effective against such viruses since at least 2005! See my post 28/03/2030.
04/07/2021: I suspect Starlink will eat the NBN: https://interestingengineering.com/elon-musk-announced-starlink-global-five-weeks
04/07/2021: The current ‘global warming’ pause is now 7 years long. It is worth reflecting that the longest pause lasted all the way from 1850 to 1930: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/07/03/el-nino-and-the-lengthening-new-pause-now-6-years-10-months/ It is also worth noting the real cause of El Ninos (and thus of ‘global; warming’) ie sub-sea volcanoes.
Notice how ice cores show CO2 rising steadily since the C18th – likely a natural phenomenon: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/07/02/greenland-ice-core-co2-during-the-past-1000-years/
04/07/2021: This will soon be the new (mandated) method of eating: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/dont-be-this-person/
He completed the (recommended) 8 day trip in four days. He is neither particularly young nor superman so this gives you a pretty fair idea of how long you may want to allow for the trip. Six days might be a pleasant amble! He went in midwinter and pretty much had the track to himself. Midwinter weather is often fine, so if you enjoy a measure of solitude this might be a good time to plan for. There are plenty of (official) campsites along the way and no doubt other places where you might unofficially camp. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/07/03/the-great-ocean-walk/
03/07/2021: Is there such a thing as peak woke: https://moonbattery.com/moonbat-exorcism-for-lumber-at-home-depot/
03/07/2021: Handy for couch potatoes to know - 5-minute breathing workout lowers blood pressure as much as exercise, drugs: https://medicalxpress.com/news/2021-06-minute-workout-lowers-blood-pressure.html
03/07/2021: This is Real News: Mike
Lindell has proved the 2020 election was stolen (25 million fake votes!) by the
Communist Party of
02/07/2021: Ultralight Hot Water Bottle: For winter camping warmth. This inspired idea comes from the amazing Tim Tinker, a source of so many wonderful winter warmth ideas, particularly ultralight tent stoves. See for example Mostly Perspiration. You can read all about the idea here. The entire set-up weighs around 67 grams and keeps your sleeping bag toasty warm (in the snow!) for up to 12 hours! Genius!
02/07/2021: The Human Species:
“The ‘Out of Africa’ narrative of circa 2000 presented our own lineage as a
superhuman race, the apotheosis of human evolution. The telos of two million
years of encephalization, as human brains got bigger and bigger. The latest
results do not fit easily into our old hero narrative. Neanderthals win the
contest for largest human brains. And ‘Dragon Man’ turns out to have had a very
large brain too, in line with modern cranial capacities. All human lineages
were getting bigger-brained over the last few million years, not just the
lineage that led up to us. . . . Today on our planet there is just one human
species, but this is an exceptional moment. For most of the past few million
years there were many human species. . . . Our planet was very different
100,000 years ago, and if we could survey that time, we would be astounded by
the human diversity across its surface. To enumerate what little we know with
certainty, there were at a minimum: modern humans, Neanderthals, at least three
to four varieties of Denisovans, and two pygmy Homo populations in
02/07/2021: This expose of why the WHO opposed Ivermectin is astonishing. A Must Read. The world is a crookeder place than you ever thought it could be: https://trialsitenews.com/conflict-of-interest-in-who-recommendation-against-ivermectin/?s=04&fbclid=IwAR2MtWGbLHJ69oNvr52UX_Ls9k-7bR48Wvo4gwDtT8YOVSte6VyzdI98v54
02/07/2021: Climate alarmists will beat up anything. When you have a barbecue in your back yard no doubt people die from the heat – or food poisoning if you are a lousy cook anyway! But there is no doubting this (as I posted back on 29/06) the world’s temperature has been steadily falling (back to an Ice Age – we are in an inter-glacial) for the last 8,000 years. Nothing we have done or will do has influenced that one iota, but we should always prepare for the worst – and enjoy the sunshine while it lasts: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/07/freak-weather-heat-domes-cold-snaps-all-grist-for-the-global-witchdoctors/
01/07/2021: Richer than Bill Gates or Jeff Bezos: https://www.ancient-origins.net/ancient-places-europe/varna-man-002798?fbclid=IwAR0UpYL20UavZDTjLDmUL_GZPvstfm_h-tvA9GAkPKmTMgY77sJKeiYDKLM
01/07/2021: Heinlein’s Crazy Years… Mum says she’s ‘so proud’ because her ’15-year-old transgender son is going through menopause.’ https://notthebee.com/article/mom-says-shes-so-proud-of-transgender-son-going-through-menopause
01/07/2021: Stop persecuting Zachary Rolfe. Ask yourself who would not shoot dead a mad dog (with a string of convictions to his name) who had just stabbed both you and your fellow officer? Frankly I think we could save a lot of money (and police) if police were granted an open season on such creatures who waste 99% of police time, account for 99% of crime and loss from crime and represent less than 1% of the population. ‘Three strikes and you’re out’ seems about right to me. The first offence say a few hundred lashes, the second removal of a significant body part (without anaesthesia) – I think the left testicle is just about right, the third time a quick bullet to the brain – recycle for valuable body parts. I do not give ‘mad dogs’ who attack my sheep even the first two chances. Neither should we: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/blogs/andrew-bolt/zachary-rolfe-was-cop-charged-with-being-white/news-story/85aafc94435a4f8f62190b6126b2e601
01/07/2021: We are in a mess we may
never get out of.
30/06/2021: Follow the science: ‘Deadly’ Delta variant registers a 99.9+% recovery rate: https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/follow-the-science-deadly-delta-variant-registers-a-99.9-recovery-rate This happened with the 1919 swine flu epidemic (which killed 30 million) too. It is normal.
30/06/2021: The evil that men do to each other - I am by now on about my fifth apocalypse yet life seems to go on for me with scarcely a ripple: https://spectator.org/overpopulation-population-control/
30/06/2021: I see the government now admits that we will have deficits for at least another 40 years (due to their crazed response to a slightly more dangerous seasonal flu, ie covid) – as I warned (towards the end of 2019) before they began this manic behaviour. Back then I said, “Please don’t waste any (public) money trying to save me” (I am among the most ‘at risk’ group, ie the elderly). Instead they have wasted many billions per capita ‘saving’ (each of) me and my like, but they have also failed miserably. Those who were going to die, died anyway (Oh No!) of something else instead. Nigards! As might be expected if you are ancient, immune compromised, ‘on your last legs’ so to speak. The savings of those who survived have been completely destroyed. The economy has been destroyed. Yes it has. Talk it up as they may want to do. The value of practically everything has been destroyed (as the prices rose). Think houses for example. Inflation has hardly yet begun to bite, but it will. It has already priced a generation out of home ownership. Our future options to deal with anything really serious (think defence, energy shortages) are now zilch. The next 2-3 generations will still be paying for this folly when I am long dead (likely of something else anyway). Where’s the gain? And in the meantime all our precious freedoms have been trashed and abolished for all time! All the major parties were complicit in this – as communism triumphed over us without a shot being fired! Just like the Shah’s great army really - remember that?
30/06/2021: Holier than Thou Conservation. More National Parks for green public servants to mismanage? I don’t think so. Since at least the time of the original (crown land) surveys of this country vast areas were set aside as ‘crown land’ or ‘reserves’ in ‘perpetuity’. It is within these vast areas that modern ‘conservationists’ imagine they find ‘rare’ ‘endangered’ creatures, plants etc. Is that any wonder? It is what they were always set aside for and what they have been managed for (with mixed use) for 200 years? Clearly there was nothing (particularly) wrong with the ‘management’ system of the previous (mixed use) if such things have been ‘protected’ thereby for ~200 years! Indeed if you hold to the old adage that ‘the proof of the pudding is in the eating’ then the previous management’ was superior to the era of ‘national parks’ management which has seen such widespread destruction of these areas whilst simultaneously excluding our ‘enjoyment’ (ie use) of them. I would see an end to National and Sate Parks and a return to the previous system of state forests with mixed use including long cycle timber harvesting, (some) mining, (some) grazing, widespread hunting, camping and recreation generally and (some) development eg of accommodation facilities, shelter huts, walking trails etc. BTW: Jesus knew well the trappings that a holier-than-thou attitude would have on a person, exemplifying this in His memorable parable, “The Pharisee and the Tax Collector,” in Luke 18:10-14. In the parable, a Pharisee and a tax collector went to the temple to pray one day, with the Pharisee going first: “God, I thank You that I am not like other men — extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this tax collector. I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all I possess.” When it was the tax collector’s time to speak, he didn’t look up but beat his chest and said, “God, be merciful to me a sinner!” The parable ends with Jesus saying the man who humbles himself would be exalted by God while the man who exalts himself would be humbled by God. I gleefully await the ‘humbling’ of the ‘holier than thou’ conservationists who visit on us ever increasing restrictions, not to mention environmental disasters!
30/06/2021: Men can do everything better than women – including being women: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/transgender-boygirl-crowned-miss-nevada-not-a-joke/
29/06/2021: Transgenderism! No, it’s not OK. Example 1: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/the-sad-state-of-ireland/ Example 2: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/06/nzs-female-olympic-weightlifter.html
Related: A disastrous ‘experiment’ - You just can’t make a man into a woman or vice versa: https://quillette.com/2021/06/18/when-sons-become-daughters-its-time-to-admit-that-reflexive-affirmation-has-been-a-mistake/
How truly crazy can it all get to be: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/06/the-practising-midwife-practising-what-precisely.html
29/06/2021: Just look at the real disasters which occurred as world temperature dropped (by 4C) over the last 8.000 years (yet the commies/loonies are always warning us of the dangers of ‘global warming’): https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/06/24/how-to-compare-today-to-the-past/
And their ‘climate models’ are just plain wrong: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/06/24/climate-models-worse-than-nothing/ Yet the ‘climate lockdowns’ are definitely coming. Brace yourself: https://moonbattery.com/climate-lockdowns-are-coming-2/
28/06/2021: Life on a River: I
know Huck had the mighty
We took the afternoon ff from our (fallen) tree clean-up activities to have
a pleasant drive featuring parts of the
You turn at the Moondarra dam turn-off on the
28/06/2021: A Complete List of Survival Documentaries – maybe this will help: https://www.shtfblog.com/complete-list-of-survival-documentaries/?fbclid=IwAR0mlGruBUzxbjQ2jeBLJlV8eK4BCTo4Y8BlN70vOC1M_xhpZfs9SEIA7Jo
28/06/2021: As the Delta death toll soars to zero the draconian response really ramps up! Has it also occurred to you that the quickest way for everyone (else – the elderly are after all already protected) to acquire immunity is to encourage the virus to rage, by mandating virus sleepover parties kissing competitions and the like?
28/06/2021: What happens when your
currency collapses? Remember just yesterday when this happened in
27/06/2021: Preliminary results of
27/06/2021: “A woman is an adult human female (not an identity or feeling),” and that trans women are “biological males [who] choose to live as a woman, or believe they actually are women.” These are statements that almost every person knows to be true, but which have become unfashionable to say out loud in highly progressive subcultures.” https://quillette.com/2021/06/24/standing-up-to-the-gender-ideologues-a-quillette-editorial/ On the other hand some people seem to think you can be naked with a penis in front of children and still be a woman: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/06/female-customer-freaks-sees-biological-male-walking-around-penis-around-children-la-womens-day-spa-spa-defends-naked-man-video/ Some people are nuts.
26/06/2021: Beware Parallel Arguments. If you go far down this route you will soon be eating Irish babies (a la Swift): https://coyoteblog.com/coyote_blog/2021/06/my-body-my-rights.html
26/06/2021: Someone (at least) is
trying to stop the mad mullahs in
26/06/2021: The Night Watch Uncropped
25/06/2021: -81C. Ten degrees below normal in June. A lot more to be done to fix ‘global warming’ then: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/06/minus-81-celcius-last-week-in-antarctica/ That’s almost 4C below the freezing point of CO2 (at sea level): https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/06/23/global-warming-scott-base-antarctica-endures-115f-cold-enough-to-freeze-co2/
25/06/2021: Vaccine Woes: Now let me
get this right. Our Federal Government destroyed the economy and created a
trillion dollar debt over a head cold which might have killed a small number of
geriatrics who are by now already dead from something else instead, while at
the same time either actively opposing or banning cheap safe treatments which
would have been at least as effective against the virus (as the vaccines are
likely to be). They ordered more than enough of the
25/06/2021: Some of our beloved (millions of) ‘public servants’ at work – how many others serve the CCP? None of them ever served us, that’s sure. Let’s begin to get rid of them eg at 10% per year until either they are all gone or we are down to the number we actually need: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/06/csiro-australian-unis-in-with-wuhan-lab-too-and-forgot-to-mention-it-for-18-months/
24/06/2021: Public Servants: Living
in straw houses they spend their time detecting and papering over holes in the
walls. These are the folk who were too stupid and too lazy to leave school
at 15 and get a job and a life. Now we allow them to dominate out lives (over 2
million of them. Seriously. Nearly enough so the average family could each have
one as a butler!) We must
24/06/2021: 20 Years of heroic
24/06/2021: “He balances a line of M&Ms on his erect penis and takes photographs of it.” Unfit to be President: https://nypost.com/2021/06/22/did-joe-inadvertently-pay-for-hunter-bidens-wild-night-at-chateau-marmont/
23/06/2021: Keeping Clean on the Trail: I have written various posts about this over time but the issue remains important and the ‘solutions’ not known by everyone. Of course it is much more vital on a longer trip. If you are an ultralight hiker by now you will have discovered that it is not that hard to keep your skin out weight below around 5 kg including perhaps even the means to hunt and fish (eg a Pack Rifle and ultralight fishing kit) to supplement your food supply and so keep you going even longer (and including important survival gear such as rope, a Sat Phone and a Sat Messenger as well as a reasonably comprehensive First Aid Kit).
I usually carry a bit under 500 grams per day in food and fuel, so adding 5 kg to the above total will give me at least an enjoyable ten day trip at approx 10 kg (22 lbs) not counting water. Most healthy people could easily start out with 10 kg more than that, so a 30 day trip is easy enough – anyway when you are young! If you are going where fish and game are plentiful (and you have the skill to take them) then you can easily shorten your rations to 250 grams per day and supplement with fresh-caught game of various sorts, so that a 60 day unsupplied trip is not exceptional, but there will be no bathrooms or laundromats along the way so you must needs shift.
If you can’t keep yourself and your clothes clean you risk a variety of problems so you should give some thought to how it is best done. I guess if you are only out of doors in the warmer months then it is fairly easy just to bathe in the rivers and streams, to wash your clothes whilst you do so and to let them dry on your body as you walk along. I confess I have used this strategy for many years even in cooler weather (say 13C days and 0C nights) though now I am over seventy I do find my courage is waning as I come to the cold daily plunge into an icy winter stream. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/06/22/keeping-clean-on-the-trail/
23/06/2021: The World's tallest tree: who would have believed that this 154 metre mountain ash felled at Healesville in 1872 was 40 metres taller than the largest Californian redwood ever recorded: http://baddevelopers.nfshost.com/Docs/talltrees.htm
23/06/2021: 1001 Reasons why you should doubt ‘the consensus’: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/06/22/why-the-claimed-97-consensus-is-meaningless/
23/06/2021: Oh Yes:
“1 Identify a respected institution
2. Kill it.
3. Gut it.
4 Wear its carcass as a skin-suit while demanding respect.”
22/06/2021: How do I have two medical degrees if I am oppressed? https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/06/21/is-this-cultural-appropriation/
22/06/2021: Good advice: How Not to fall Off a Ladder: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n28tYo5T1Po&t=486s
22/06/2021: Testing Bullet Resistant Glass – here’s some advice: Don’t argue with a 12 gauge: https://www.theboxotruth.com/the-box-o-truth-6-ballistic-resistant-glass-gets-tested/
21/06/2021: Frankly it looks to me as in TubiTV has more to offer than Netflix – and it appears to be free: https://tubitv.com/home
21/06/2021: 3 Years Younger in Just 8 Weeks – time to give it a go: https://www.studyfinds.org/aging-reversed-biological-age-3-years-younger-8-weeks/
21/06/2021: From Gallipoli to Uruzgan – we send our fine young people to fight for freedom in s---holes like this, but for what? https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/06/captive-population-of-afghanistans-uruzgan-province-celebrate-return-of-the-taliban-tragedy.html Should be considered together with: https://www.spiked-online.com/2021/06/18/is-it-racist-to-confront-a-suicide-bomber/
20/06/2021: Welcome to Pluto: https://www.space.com/pluto-fully-illuminated-observation-suggests-active-surface?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_content=space.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=socialflow&fbclid=IwAR1I3L8X0YDoU2LY2SbewDwwxsW3kSKmkgeEs-a1j1UHZ-cPEgnEv8dTRz4
20/06/2021: Answering the Important Questions: Are bidets really better for the planet than toilet paper? https://www.popsci.com/environment/bidets-vs-toilet-paper/
20/06/2021: The Great Buster (2018): This is the best film I have seen in years: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WX0MWzWNMNc
19/06/2021: “Ask not what your country can do for you—ask what you can do for your country." JFK Inaugural address. The Old Left and the New Left are seriously different creatures. Remember how the Soviets expended millions of their citizens eradicating the Nazi scourge for example? The new left are all draft dodgers and ‘pacifists’ though their keyboard warrior bullying and fascist control agendas somewhat belie it. The Old Left built power stations. Maybe you remember Yevteshenko’s famous poem, ‘The Bratsk Power Station’? I can remember enjoying drinking bouts with him back in the 60s. Now they want to just tear them down and replace them with the Swiftean ‘ideology’ of ‘extracting sunbeams from cucumbers’ or some such nonsense. The Old Left believed in the betterment of mankind. The New Left want mankind exterminated as a scourge on the planet! Mind you they are also pretty noisy about crying out to mummy (or the State etc) for help the moment the going gets tough – instead of standing on their own two feet, or employing advanced preparedness - something they are definitely not good at. Of course the problems that they are crying out to have ‘solved’ are the very ones they created with their green nightmares in the first place. The destructiveness of the storms we have been experiencing (just like the fires of not so very long ago) were all caused by their idiotic demands for a new land (mis) management system. All the trees down over power lines fences, roads etc which are at present a gargantuan feat to remove (I know I have some) are only there because they insisted they not be removed (or allowed to grow in inappropriate places) back when it was safe and easy to remove/prevent them. Now so many of them are whingeing because they do not have electricity (when just yesterday they forced the closure of Hazelwood) and demanding recompense (from the rest of us) who installed our own back-up generators ages ago when it became obvious the grid would collapse just because of their green dreams. It is not mankind (or covid –another of their ideas) which are a plague, but the Left itself. It must be fought with our last breath and defeated.
19/06/2021: Of course it was a
Chinese bio-weapon, but now there is proof. But there’s more. Our own ‘higher
19/06/2021: There is good news in the
18/06/2021: 1500th Post: Quite a milestone. Who would have thought six years ago that I would have written so much – well over a million words on this blog and nearly 45,000 photos apparently! I’m sure this would have been more than a life’s achievement for many people, though for me it has been a hobby, one which has perhaps taken too much of my time away from more important jobs – but I hope you have enjoyed it so far. Judging by the considerable feedback I have had, I gather most people have, so I will try to keep it up.
Every hundred posts or so I have summarised the highlights of the previous hundred or so – which tradition I will continue here. It has taken me a little over a year to write the last 100 posts; a bit of a slow year, the covid year, and I have only spent a bit over a couple of weeks sleeping on the ground during it instead of my more normal more than a month – but next year may be better. We will hope so though I know that most people my age are astonished that we ever sleep on the ground. Worse luck to them, I say. Of course I don’t always post about every camping trip – only if I have something new to say. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/06/18/1500th-post/
18/06/2021: The Good news that you don’t hear is that the Barrier Reef (corals generally) and most everything else was doing fine during the dinosaur era when CO2 was 20,000 ppm (50 times today’s miserly <400ppm): https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/06/15/good-news-for-australias-barrier-reef-youll-likely-not-hear-about-in-the-media/
18/06/2021: Masks provide a warm, moist environment for bacteria to grow: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/06/17/lab-analysis-of-face-masks/
18/06/2021: Well done China. If it’s good enough for you who produce all the slave labor useless panels and windmills, surely we can follow suit? After all we have plenty of coal still: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/06/china-suddenly-puts-brakes-on-climate-action-and-solar-subsidies/
17/06/2021: $50 No Spoil Sheep Hay Feeder: The big round bales are definitely the most economic source of hay but there is much wastage if they are not feeding enthusiastically so this is the way around that problem:
I cut a 2.4 metre (8′) piece of concrete reinforcing mesh (about 6 mm or 1/4″ steel diameter and in 8″ or 20 cm squares) in half with the angle grinder or the bolt cutters – whatever is to hand. They cost around $60 each for a 6 metre or 20′ length so this gives me two feeders. I overlap the squares one or two spaces depending whether feeding out silage (which is smaller in diameter) or hay and simply join them with lots of cable ties.
As soon as it rains they get stuck into it:
I source used pallets for free from behind local stores (asking first of course) to sit the bale on, then I cut down a 6′ diameter (if I can get it) beach umbrella to use as a roof and cable tie the ribs to the outside rim of the weldmesh feeder so that the hay does not spoil from rain if the sheep are not feeding very enthusiastically. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/06/17/50-no-spoil-sheep-hay-feeder/
17/06/2021: Droughts and Flooding Rains: Only a couple of days ago ‘Facebook Memories’ reminded me that on this day in 2012 (and again in 2013 – would you believe it?) we had more than a month of rain in a single day – a pretty good fall – but ‘Hughie’ excelled himself yesterday with 7.5 inches, nearly double that in a day, and another 3 the next day. Over 10″ or 250mm mostly within 24 hours.
About the same as an event we had a couple of years after we settled here (in 1993) when our gentle creek turned into a colossal monster, blew out all our dams and fences and deposited over half a metre of debris along the bottom of our property. (We had to replace the creek fence). Yesterday was much the same, though the dams and fences survived (though hardly unscathed) this time.
We have lots of work ahead of us to fix the damage but we are still ‘weathering the storm’ really. we have spent days beginning to chain saw fallen trees/branches off fences and repairing pumps and generators etc. We have had no electricity (out nearly a week – thank goodness for the generator we installed over summer!), patchy mobile phone coverage, no internet. Our radio reception here is internet based and our TV reception is never good. Of course there has been no mail – or visitors!
Just to add insult to injury we have had (main) generator problems (fixed this afternoon) and the main water pump decided to fuse (again fixed this afternoon) – so now we have both just had our first hot shower in two days (bliss!).
Fortunately we have a wood heater so we have been warm and the secondary generator has provided us with lighting and we have even been able to watch a (recorded) series on TV at night – so hardly a miserable time really. And, as always we have each other – what a blessing that is! Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/06/17/droughts-and-flooding-rains/
17/06/2021: Sheep drench comes to the rescue again: https://medicalxpress.com/news/2021-06-potential-antiviral-compound-covid-flu.html I did a small trial on Fenbendazole and Levamisole recently to see if they would cure cancer in two sheep. The cancers were quite advanced so I ceased the experiment before the animals began to suffer and euthanised them instead. However the early result showed a rapid shrinkage of the tumors (50% in a week). I suspect if I knew the correct dosages and what chemicals helped (eg CBD) I might end up curing many cancers with simple cheap farm chemicals. Of course no (real) human trials will ever take place because there is no money for big pharma to make out of chemicals which are out of patent no matter how efficacious they may be.
17/06/2021: Put in an order for a heap of these safe mini nuclear power plants yesterday Scott. To begin, half a dozen to replace Hazelwood: https://newatlas.com/energy/seaborg-floating-nuclear-reactor-barge/
17/06/2021: The role of black hats within the deep state in taking down a President: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/06/what-really-happened-on-capitol-hill-on-jan-6/ & https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/06/now-audio-proof-fbi-dhs-attempted-recruit-green-beret-infiltrate-oath-keepers-jan-6-riot-recorded/ & https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/tucker-carlson-was-jan-6-capitol-siege-orchestrated-by-the-fbi/
16/06/2021: “What historians will definitely wonder about in future centuries is how deeply flawed logic, obscured by shrewd and unrelenting propaganda, actually enabled a coalition of powerful special interests to convince nearly everyone in the world that CO2 from human industry was a dangerous, planet-destroying toxin. It will be remembered as the greatest mass delusion in the history of the world – that CO2, the life of plants, was considered for a time to be a deadly poison.
Future generations will wonder in bemused amazement that the early 21st century’s developed world went into hysterical panic over a globally averaged temperature increase of a few tenths of a degree, and, on the basis of gross exaggerations of highly uncertain computer projections combined into implausible chains of inference, proceeded to contemplate a roll-back of the industrial age.” Richard Lindzen, Prof atmospheric physicist MIT: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/06/climate-fears-stop-new-gas-plants-in-europe-then-cold-hits-and-they-go-back-to-coal/ Mind you the price of coal hardly reflects everyone deserting it: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/06/great-news-for-coal-rich-australia-our-living-standards-as-coal-price-hits-10-year-high.html
16/06/2021: Yes, let’s buy some US nuclear powered subs: https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/defence/2021/06/the-solution-to-our-addled-submarine-program/
16/06/2021: What mother earth thinks of cars: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/mother-earth-just-swallowed-a-car-whole/
15/06/2021: No bats
15/06/2021: Can you believe they just gave this woman a knighthood. Once desertion under fire was considered treason and a capital offence: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/06/former-victoria-police-commissioner-christine-nixon-made-an-officer-in-the-order-of-australia-ao.html
15/06/2021: Did you see all this maskless G7 elbow bumping. This was just the beginning of their nonsense. And these are the leaders of the free world? What hope is there: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5UVYOl2_v78
14/06/2021: Seeing through camouflage – training hunters need: https://www.sciencealert.com/people-can-be-trained-to-see-through-camouflage-and-it-works-better-than-we-thought
14/06/2021: How the Left overthrew Bibi – much the same thing has happened in NZ (where Ardern most definitely did not win a majority in the election) and elsewhere: https://www.jns.org/opinion/the-coup-against-benjamin-netanyahu/
14/06/2021: We need to declare war on the greens and the Left generally. They are still be greatest world menace: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/06/12/funding-alarmism-the-iron-triangle/
13/06/2021: Stay away from whales: https://nypost.com/2021/06/11/lobster-diver-swallowed-by-humpback-whale-near-cape-cod/
13/06/2021: Covid was
an act of war by communist
13/06/2021: This is beyond the limits of free speech: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/06/tragic-to-see-london-bobbies-escorting-facilitating-islamists-as-they-call-for-mass-murder-of-jews.html
11/06/2021: What will the Left decide to cancel next: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/06/leftist-loons-now-targeting-racist-bird-names/
11/06/2021: How many people have died from Covid because the Left don't like Donald Trump: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/06/hydroxychloroquine-a-year-later-3-times-higher-survival-rate-trump-was-right/
10/06/2021: Della: 24 hours without power now and flood damage to our creek and fencing, but we are nevertheless warm and comfortable, enjoying the benefits of our generator and wood fire. The flood damage will be restored with time and a bit of hard yakka and hopefully our power will be restored in a couple of days. Life has its ups and downs, but this is still our piece of paradise. Hope you are all faring as well as possible!
09/06/2021: Ray Bradbury wrote ‘Fahrenheit 451’ at the UCLA library, on typewriters that rented for 10c a half hour. He said he carried a sack full of dimes to the library and completed the book in nine days, at a cost of $9.80. Did he invent cancel culture? Remember this advice to Montag (how prescient) “Colored people don’t like Little Black Sambo. Burn it. White people don’t feel good about Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Burn it. Someone’s written a book on tobacco and cancer of the lungs? The cigarette people are weeping? Burn the book. Serenity, Montag. Peace, Montag. Take your fight outside. Better yet, into the incinerator....“If you don’t want a man unhappy politically, don’t give him two sides to a question to worry him; give him one. Better yet, give him none...”
09/06/2021: Is Immigration a good thing – the Romans would beg to disagree. I think (while a small degree of flux is necessary and desirable) it is generally better to produce and raise your own people (just like food really, and many other things). It is important to be able to choose the quality of one’s population, something which we have overlooked for too long – especially as we allowed Marxist educators to do all that they can to destroy the young, their understanding of the importance of tradition, nation, family, marriage, commerce & etc. Sure, we may have pizzas and souvlakis and curry, but I suspect we just might have had those things without mass migration if we really needed them anyway. I still prefer roast lamb really: https://www.wsj.com/articles/open-immigration-was-a-disaster-for-rome-1518545514
09/06/2021: Could not agree more: rocks are endangered: “A rock can take millions of years to form, but it only takes a second for someone to skip a smooth pebble into a lake, and then it is gone.” Dr. Kaiser said. “Perhaps these thoughtless rock-skippers don’t care if they leave our planet completely devoid of rocks, but what about our children? Don’t they deserve the chance to hold a rock and toss it up and down a few times?” http://www.theonion.com/articles/geologists-we-may-be-slowly-running-out-of-rocks,17341/
08/06/2021: The Horrible History of Jones: GK Chesterton WAS marvelous. Recall this old favourite and how prescient it was: http://www.cse.dmu.ac.uk/~mward/gkc/books/Jones.html
08/06/2021: Rare Earths – a Chinese hegemony you may not have heard about: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/06/01/the-chinese-minerals-hegemony-and-the-joy-of-regulation/ PS: As usual our Greens are the enemy within
08/06/2021: So maybe those UFOs aren’t hypersonic jets after all: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/06/if-a-smart-guy-on-youtube-can-explain-these-alien-videos-why-cant-the-department-of-defence/
the 77th anniversary of D-Day the last liberator of
Clearly Fauci et al are mass murderers: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/06/07/we-are-now-looking-at-mass-murder-on-an-unfathomable-scale/
07/06/2021: Donald is looking good. Watch the 7 minute cut: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/06/06/donald-trump-in-north-carolina-today/
07/06/2021: Only one D-Day survivor present at 77th anniversary memorial: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/rick-moran/2021/06/06/the-day-the-the-word-courage-came-alive-n1452448
06/06/2021: A Soldier Fights so That Others Might Live: ‘Where Saito had demanded that each of his men kill ten Americans, one dauntless American had killed more than 100 Japanese.’ https://www.theepochtimes.com/a-soldier-fights-so-that-others-might-live_3838314.html?utm_source=partner
06/06/2021: Does Billy Bunter make you feels safe? I thought we had hit the bottom with Christine Nixon, but maybe not: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2020/09/trade-union-chief-luke-billy-bunter-cornelius-explains-what-drives-him-hes-here-for-the-little-peopl.html
06/06/2021: This Chinese defector is why the virus narrative turned around so suddenly just lately: https://redstate.com/jenvanlaar/2021/06/04/exclusive-high-ranking-chinese-defector-has-direct-knowledge-of-several-chinese-special-weapons-programs-n391238
05/06/2021: Something new for the asexual to do: https://moonbattery.com/gender-affirmation-surgery-for-the-asexual/ Yes, we are largely men or women (thank goodness!) – those who ‘aren’t’ have always been rather sad cases best not pilloried but not pandered to either.
05/06/2021: Shrinkflation - this has been going on for some time: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/tyler-o-neil/2021/06/03/under-biden-brace-yourselves-for-shrinkflation-n1451993
hysteria really is an alternative reality (brought to you by communist
apparatchiks). Contrast the actual data from eg the Ruby Princess where a whole
shipload of very elderly folk were (
The greatest criminal (so far) of the C21st: The truth finally begins to emerge: Fauci lied about hydroxychloroquine – millions of lives could have been saved. He also lied about the virus (not) having ‘escaped’ from a Chinese lab which he helped set up: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/06/smoking-gun-fauci-lied-millions-died-fauci-informed-hydroxychloroquine-worked-lied-public-instead-despite-science-fauciemails/ Meanwhile Marxist dictators Merlino and Sutton have had us locked down for the fourth time over nothing, just more lies.
big push back against
has all the global warming gone? We are back to where we were forty years
military will obviously invest heavily in/take over (Musk’s) Starship – who
would not want a vehicle which can
03/06/2021: 102-year-old spends birthday morning walking up Hawke's Bay's Sugar Loaf Hill: https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/125307685/102yearold-spends-birthday-morning-walking-up-hawkes-bays-sugar-loaf-hill?fbclid=IwAR1TZ1EMB-1MV-On6Aa1D7rsiiP_CaCxOdKVwUnON9v6MqnFW9wF9Y_Xg2A
the end of 2021 Biden/Harris will be gone (likely to gaol) and Trump confirmed
as President as a whole flurry of audits overturns the stolen election. The
03/06/2021: Remembering Robert Heinlein. I confess to having for long been a huge fan.: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/05/31/remembering-robert-a-heinlein/ Particularly prophetic I think were his ‘Crazy Years’ (happening about now) to wit "a gradual deterioration of mores, orientation and social institutions, terminating in mass psychoses in the sixth decade".
an earth-like planet. Musk may be right to want to go there. Let’s hope
02/06/2021: At last a real chocolate frog: https://www.sciencetimes.com/articles/31466/20210531/surprising-discovery-harry-potter-chocolate-frog-species-new-guinea-stuns.htm
02/06/2021: Guards Didn’t Notice Prisoner Beheading Cellmate, Wearing His Body Parts: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/guards-didnt-notice-prisoner-beheading-cellmate-wearing-his-body-parts/ Mind you I could recommend a number of other cell mates for him, Adrian Bayley for one!
02/06/2021: They would rather kill you than cure you. Donna Lafromboise: Doctors Shout from the Rooftops About COVID Miracle Drug. “Accomplished, experienced ICU doctors say Ivermectin can end the global pandemic. But health authorities don’t want to hear about it, and journalists won’t report it.” https://nofrakkingconsensus.com/2021/05/31/doctors-shout-from-the-rooftops-about-covid-miracle-drug/ We have had ours since February last year (and we already had a drum of sheep drench in the shed). Maybe time you got as script.
In addition: I think I would be avoiding the Mrna vaccines. Probably if I were much younger I would just rely on hydoxychloroquine and Ivomectin: https://uncoverdc.com/2021/05/31/vaccine-expert-warns-we-made-a-big-mistake/
01/06/2021: “Nothing appears more surprising to those who consider human affairs with a philosophical eye, than the ease with which the many are governed by the few.” David Hume (1711-1776) Scottish philosopher, historian and economist, ‘First Principles of Government’.
click on these WW2 photos to see the same places today, yet
01/06/2021: Once the news that Covid ought not to have killed anyone goes mainstream: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/05/its-the-biggest-medical-scandal-since-1850-even-the-us-president-had-to-be-treated-in-secret/ & https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/05/31/ivermectin-the-story-continues/ people will no doubt start to succeed in this huge legal case which seeks to have those responsible for the disastrous response to the disease charged with crimes against humanity: https://richardsonpost.com/joe-hoft/22026/corona-fraud-lawsuit/
Day the World Ended (at least for the
is what country
31/05/2021: Wonnangatta 23.6: A couple more ignorant reporters trying to beat something out of nothing –rehashing the most egregious rubbish and exposing thereby there complete ignorance of the bush: https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/we-don-t-jump-at-ghosts-here-what-happened-in-wonnangatta-valley-20210520-p57tn5.html
31/05/2021: Why ‘science’ doesn’t work, ‘the finest candlemakers in the world could not come up with electric lights’ (NB Allan Savory has done more good in the world than another 100 scientists – BTW We sare building more and more paddocks): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allan_Savory) : https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/05/on-science.html
When Della was in Namche she bought this yak bell as a ‘souvenir’ something which would make the place ‘come again’ which can only work if you carried it from there in your pack – which she did (the not so ultralight hiker).
Of course in the absence of yaks it fails to ring out
around our hills as the bells did in
Naturally this is a prototype and will be further refined in silnylon. The bell itself has started to rust so it will need to be treated with something to preserve it – however I thought you might like to hear the wind gently blow the striker and ring the bell. It sounds very like the yak trains which I have added below as well for comparison. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/05/30/sounds-of-nepal/
30/05/2021: The wisdom in this is startling: The Pitfalls of Relying on ‘Lived Experience’ to Resolve Debates over Public Policy: https://reason.com/volokh/2021/05/26/pitfalls-of-relying-on-lived-experience-to-resolve-debates-over-public-policy/
30/05/2021: If something as slow and obvious as a giant tortoise can be out there what else is yet to be discovered: https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2021/05/27/galapagos-giant-tortoise-discovery-extinct/9421622129838/
30/05/2021: When communists run things: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/05/one-of-these-states-is-not-like-the-others.html
29/05/2021: Ominous, Read this and weep: In 1958 Communists Had 45 Goals to Take Over the U.S./Australia Without Firing a Shot. Here Are the Ones They've Already Achieved: https://pjmedia.com/uncategorized/kevindowneyjr/2021/05/27/communists-have-45-goals-to-take-over-the-u-s-without-firing-a-shot-here-are-the-shocking-goals-they-have-already-achieved-n1450032
Communist goals 1963: http://www.ecjones.org/1963_Communist_Goals.pdf
Who do you think is ultimately responsible for the epidemic of fatherlessness and the breakdown of marriage in our society? “Communism abolishes eternal truths,” Karl Marx, The Communist Manifesto (1848). “It abolishes all religion, and all morality, instead of constituting them on a new basis.” And further, “Abolish the family!… The bourgeois family will vanish as a matter of course when its complement vanishes, and both will vanish with the vanishing of capital…. The bourgeois clap-trap about the family and education, about the hallowed co-relation of parent and child, becomes all the more disgusting, the more, by the action of Modern Industry, all family ties among the proletarians are torn asunder, and their children transformed into simple articles of commerce and instruments of labour.”
29/05/2021: (To the school strikers) Well said Alan Jones, “You’re selfish, badly educated, virtue-signaling little turds inspired by the adults around you who crave a feeling of having a noble cause while they indulge themselves in Western luxury and unprecedented quality of life…wake up, grow up, and shut up until you’re sure of the facts before protesting.” https://joannenova.com.au/2021/05/a-message-for-the-school-strikers-get-serious-and-tell-your-teachers-to-switch-off-the-air-con/
29/05/2021: The scientific evidence is in: For 423,000 years, there is no warming effect from C02 or methane. Now can we please get back on with our lives: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/05/27/the-temperature-co2-climate-connection-an-epistemological-reappraisal-of-ice-core-messages/
28/05/2021: The Importance of Landmarks: I meant to add a bit (to ‘Ultralight Hiking #102’) – actually quite a bit – about identifying and using ‘landmarks’. A ‘sense of direction’ needs to be learned and cultivated. I have spent so much of my life deep in the bush it seems to be almost unconscious to me, but it can be learned.
It is as important as just always keeping in mind the position of the sun. (I guess people may not be in the habit of doing this). And identifying the overall direction of ‘down’ – what I call ‘the lie of the land’.
As regards the last, so many times eg some novice hunter I have taken out has called me on the radio to say something like this, ‘I am at a/the creek but I don’t know which way to go’ ie to get back to the car etc. My first question is always ‘which direction is the water flowing?’ (eg from the right or the left when you are facing towards the sun).
From this simple piece of information I am instantly able to orient the misplaced hiker/hunter in my mind to the overall topography and sun position, then say something like, ‘OK, turn around so your back is to the stream (and the sun), then walk straight up the ridge which will be in front of you.’ It is always easier to walk up a ridge to arrive at a given point than to walk down one (as they tend to split going downwards).
You just can’t walk so very far in a single day as to get a long way off course. It really should be quite obvious to you at all times during the day almost exactly where your point of origin and destination are. If it is not, practice till it is! Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/05/27/the-importance-of-landmarks/
28/05/2021: A new biography of Thomas Sowell – if you are not familiar with this important intellectual now is the time to begin to be: https://newcriterion.com/issues/2021/6/the-triumph-of-thomas-sowell
28/05/2021: Facebook turns about face on one item of ‘fake news’ – seems the commies were responsible for the plague after all. How about they just give up on trying to suppress free speech: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/zuckerberg-caves-facebook-takes-the-giant-suck-on-the-wuhan-virus/
27/05/2021: Wonnangatta 23.5: Andrew Rule should be ashamed of himself. He is just inventing news here. Sightings of a vehicle >50 km away. Really! At least he has finally realized (what I did at the outset) that it is fantastically difficult to lug a dead body far (I know, behind a pay wall) : https://www.heraldsun.com.au/truecrimeaustralia/missing-wonnangatta-campers-dam-camera-may-explain-carol-clay-russel-hill-disappearance/news-story/4f9d2428d3148f5604d223d20d2f1bcd
These are the kinds of people the Left would have our young emulate: Che
27/05/2021: A Triumph for Free Speech – hope this lead is followed everywhere. I am so sick of Facebook’s ‘Big Brother’ attitude: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/05/florida-governor-stops-silicon-valley-tech-giants-biased-silencing/
27/05/2021: China says ‘weak’ Australia would be first hit in a war over Taiwan: https://au.news.yahoo.com/too-weak-china-condemns-australias-provocative-move-085209619.html?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly9jYXRhbGxheHlmaWxlcy5jb20v&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAADqiztgZzCDMQMfjccuBEjry4gVKf7ZMvB5KxmXWxVaok8TrXeGCgKDDPXdalHN_6NC9Hg8wcLRYo18kCFAghESDW7egK8HSvlUqyuzsgxWo6CslcgfmO7_l9PNoOdqI5FYcnHUq8IUZIKtcoHmrdyT4ocodkqjtDmU3IMiDOb1K
27/05/2021: Ultralight Hiking #102: First you figure out how to get your pack weight down to a sensible level say <5 kg skin out including your pack, mat sleeping bag, sat phone, sat messenger, shelter, first aid, cookset, clothes, pack rifle, ultralight fishing kit & etc – and hopefully you are able to do this without breaking the budget, ie for under $1,000 all up (sat phones etc are expensive but vital – how much is your life worth?) . You will find many suggestions, budget and DIY ideas on this page to help with those issues.
Then you must figure out how to ration your food and fuel (for less than 500 grams but over 2,000 calories per day) so that you can comfortably undertake say a ten day (unsupplied) hike beginning with a total pack weight of <10 kg (22 lbs). This is also not so hard. Some food ideas here.
I hope that you will have first learned a few things about bush survival and navigation before you go too far though, and that you continue to learn bushcraft skills which will enable you to live off the land and to provide yourself with water, food, warmth and shelter in any eventuality. These eventualities do arrive with alarming regularity. Thousands of people (needlessly) lose their lives every year in the backcountry for the lack of them! Don’t let it be you. As I earlier said, ‘How much is your life worth?’ read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/05/26/ultralight-hiking-102/
26/05/2021: Happy Sixth Birthday Ultralight Hiker: Lately
I have been working on a new website and Facebook page for my dad Steve's incredible Hiking Blog "The Ultralight Hiker". If you or someone you
know is interested in hiking, canoeing, camping, hunting etc in
26/05/2021: Virgin Galactic’s third seamless space flight. Space tourism is just on the horizon: https://www.skynews.com.au/details/_6255578974001
is what happens when we lose coal-fired baseload power. We need to begin
building new ones
Farewell Bill Shakespeare II: Just hope we aren’t all to soon follow him
(given that this vaccine has only ‘emergency authorisation’ – meaning it has
not been proven ‘safe’): https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/first-man-in-world-to-receive-covid-vaccine-is-dead/
25/05/2021: What a great lady she is ('I did but see her passing by'): https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/05/24/her-majesty-returns-to-work/
25/05/2021: Can you believe Bob Dylan turns 80 today. Life just goes zip: https://americandigest.org/noted-in-passing-bob-dylan-turns-80/
25/05/2021: Here comes inflation: Reality will return suddenly and with a vengeance. Then watch property prices crash and lots of folks go under: https://www.news.com.au/finance/economy/australian-economy/aussie-mortgages-could-see-56-per-cent-increase-if-us-inflation-scenario-plays-out/news-story/3fd0a28d5177b4f4853f142aa7bc0b0c
24/05/2021: When Paddington attacks: https://nypost.com/2021/05/21/alaska-man-survives-horrific-bear-attack-while-on-the-job/
24/05/2021: Scott can win an election where he promises to bring back coal-fired power stations: https://www.skynews.com.au/details/_6255577809001
24/05/2021: Will ‘the meek inherit the earth’ as Jesus thought, or is genetics a little different? Some interesting thoughts – especially the point about fireflies: https://assistantvillageidiot.blogspot.com/2021/05/we-marry-for-unseen-reasons.html
23/05/2021: 0-60 mph in 1.1 seconds. Just add time machine: https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-roadster-1-sec-0-60-mph-confirmed-elon-musk/
23/05/2021: Nobel Prize winner: Mass COVID vaccination an ‘unacceptable mistake’ that is ‘creating the variants’. It would be a disaster if we are creating a parallel situation to that with Marek’s disease in chickens: https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/nobel-prize-winner-mass-covid-vaccination-an-unacceptable-mistake-that-is-creating-the-variants See my post 19/05/2021: Scott may be right to keep us locked up after all.
22/05/2021: New technology makes tumor eliminate itself: https://medicalxpress.com/news/2021-05-technology-tumor.html
Last: Holding Islamic State Terrorists Accountable for the Yazidi Genocide in
Everlasting Government Debt: We now owe a trillion dollars! This is why I
said the Covid response was a disaster. We have spent tens of billions of
dollars for every (purported) life saved, but as the average age of the lives
saved was approx 85 years, this decision was totally unbelievable! The Budget
Gross Debt 2021 = $963 billion rising to $1199 billion in 2024. Interest on
that at just 2% = $24 billion. Note in 2021 Defence gets 5.8% of 588.7 billion
= $34.1 billion. To pay that debt off in 100 years (ie an additional $10
billion per year off the Principal) we would be spending the equivalent of that
Defence budget allocation every year for the next century. To pay a trillion of
debt off in any meaningful time frame (say 10 years) would require $24 billion
of interest payments and $100 billion in Principal repayments (ie nearly 25% of
the budget). We are now
Wonnangatta #23.4– more and more improbable stuff: https://www.news.com.au/national/victoria/news/new-hunting-theory-emerges-in-wonnangatta-missing-campers-mystery/news-story/8fe3620fa8ea6298f8389c47e65ca08d
(same story) PS: I know there is a paywall – just more invented speculation
about hunters, etc though. Such demonising of ‘rogue’ hunters is well-nigh
21/05/2021: “The love of hunting is almost a physiological characteristic. A man may not care for golf and still be human, but the man who does not like to see, hunt, photograph, or otherwise outwit birds and animals is hardly normal. He is supercivilised, and I for one do not know how to deal with him. Babes do not tremble when they are shown a golf ball, but I should not like to own the boy whose hair does not lift his hat when he sees his first deer” Aldo Leopold 1887-1948
21/05/2021: Top Headline:
Paltrow's Vagina-Scented Candle Explodes, Scaring
21/05/2021: On the other hand. CO2 Data Reveals Current CO2 Starvation: https://saltbushclub.com/2021/05/15/current-co2-starvation/
20/05/2021: Maybe why your heart blocks up sometimes: https://www.cnet.com/news/nikola-tesla-invention-from-100-years-ago-suddenly-makes-more-sense-today/ The blockages occur because the flow is wrong there and detritus builds up, like a sandbar in a river where the flow is sometimes even reversed, something every canoeist has observed! The flow is wrong because the geometry is wrong. Now however they are forbidding placing stents unless the ‘blockage’ is major when they could prevent the blockage occurring by altering the geometry (with eg stents). I have found all this myself playing around with irrigation systems (and helped ‘fix’ Della’s heart problem in the process), but NB the problem is always worse on the suction side. Cardiologists have yet to ‘discover’ that the heart has a ‘suction’ side. They are a long way behind plumbers!
20/05/2021: AP and AJ are just terrorist fronts: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/05/busted-ap-knew-hamas-operating-building-gaza-back-2014-despite-bogus-report-saturday/ & https://hotair.com/allahpundit/2021/05/16/report-israel-shared-intelligence-on-hamas-assets-based-in-destroyed-gaza-tower-with-u-s-n390328 Why do SBS and ABC take their ‘news feed’ from such corrupt sources?
BTW: I for one don’t think Nigel Farage has gone away: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/nigel-farage-shocking-treatment-of-jews-in-london/ & https://thenationalpulse.com/analysis/far-left-twitter-users-tried-to-sabotage-a-nigel-farage-rally-heres-how-they-failed-miserably/
20/05/2021: The Road to Hell is paved with fake money. This crazy Government spending has to stop. It is impoverishing all of us, rewarding spendthrifts and punishing savers: https://richardsonpost.com/tyler-durden/21838/karl-marxs-road-to-hell-is-paved-with-fake-money/ & https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/qed/2021/05/the-bitter-fruit-of-an-untended-orchard/
In case you thought I just discovered this recently.
Here’s what I said about it back in 2014: What
both major parties have been trying to sell us for years (but Labor moreso) is
the idea of debt discounting (such as has been employed by many retailers, (eg
Harvey Norman). If Government spends more than it has, it APPEARS we get $1
worth of spending by only shelling out eg 50 cents, because 50 cents worth of
spending is discounted’ as debt which we can pay off at some indeterminate time
in the future (whilst ignoring the cost of the interest bill, and whether we
will have the capacity to pay in the future). So, half of the ‘goodies’ the
Government is selling us, we are putting on hire purchase with no defined payment
schedule or final settlement date. This is what Europe (think, particularly
19/05/2021: Well done Dexter Kruger: https://thenewdaily.com.au/news/2021/05/17/dexter-kruger-australias-oldest-man/
19/05/2021: Scott may be right to keep us locked up after all: https://richardsonpost.com/david-archibald/21808/if-you-thought-covid19-was-bad/ & https://joannenova.com.au/2021/05/did-they-forget-to-tell-us-leaky-vaccines-may-trigger-an-arms-race-that-makes-covid-more-dangerous/ One wonders whether something like this happened to the dinosaurs?
18/05/2021: A Hiker’s Breakfast: A couple of new (to me) things I have been trying out which are delicious and super-simple. Continental Soup Sensations ‘Moroccan Vegetable Medley’ and Uncle Toby’s ‘Breakfast Bakes’.
The Moroccan Soup is without a doubt the best cupasoup I have ever eaten. I have always sworn by their Lakhsa and Dutch Curry varieties – both of which go well to add flavouring to a pack of two minute noodles (delete the normal flavour sachet) for a more substantial meal by the way. I haven’t yet tried out the new one like that but I ‘m sure it will go splendidly too. I keep buying out my local supermarket (of it) I like it so much. It is 117 calories for a sachet weight of 34 grams (3.4 calories per gram).
If you have it with just one of the ‘Breakfast Bakes – my personal favourite is the ‘Roasted Cashew and Vanilla’ – you will be adding it to 262 calories at 65 grams each (4.03 calories per gram) to give you a 379 calorie breakfast for 99 grams. That is about enough for me usually but I guess if you are really hungry you could have two! Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/05/17/a-hikers-breakfast/
COVID Cases in
18/05/2021: Who would have believed - a new Michael Ventris: https://greekreporter.com/2021/05/13/minoan-language-linear-a-linked-to-linear-b-in-groundbreaking-new-research/
17/05/2021: Cats are tough: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/cool-cat-survives-5-story-jump-from-burning-apartment/
17/05/2021: The World is Better Than Ever: https://www.businessinsider.com.au/the-world-is-better-than-ever-charts-2017-1?r=US&IR=T
Counting people is important not least because the totals affect the numbers of
elected representatives. Questionable methods occur in the
16/05/2021: A home complete with mountain lions: https://pix11.com/news/national-news/mountain-lions-make-themselves-at-home-on-womans-porch-during-repeat-visits/
16/05/2021: Yeats. Magnificent: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6ZOSxuMrR4&t=172s
Royal Commission undermines justification for
Arizona Audit Continues: The entire database of voting records has been
deleted (by the Democrats); no-one in Government has (password) access to the
Dominion voting machines (and they refuse to release them); the chain of custody
of the ballots (and their authenticity) is completely broken; tallies of
batches of ballots are wrong by up to 17%…estimates are that there are in
excess of 250,000 fake votes in
15/05/2021: I said this at the outset: Lives saved were never worth the cost, not by at least one order of magnitude – ‘plugging 30,000 saved lives into the cost-benefit formula implies that saving those lives cost a mere 14.9 times more than the benefits.’ and we will be paying for this stupidity for a generation : https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/05/14/on-the-caplan-cost-benefit-test-of-lockdown-ii/
And do you really think we can ever afford the massive cost of all this welfarism? For example the NDIS is now slurping up $122 billion a year (forget about defence or paying off our massive debt) and is mandating (for example) that welfare claimant’s cleaners be paid $55 per hour - $115K pa (no doubt financed by the taxes of people who are paid less than half of this)! If you really wanted a new aristocracy, this is it: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/05/15/vicki-campion-we-have-fallen-into-the-trap-of-thinking-that-we-can-buy-our-way-out-of-discomfort/
icy blast we have been having has been the sun, (a coronal mass ejection event)
– what causes all the warming and cooling on earth (not man or CO2). Get set
for another Little Ice Age when skating returns to the
Get set for the next ‘Carrington Event’: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/05/13/the-greatest-geomagnetic-storm-of-the-20th-centurymay-13-15-1921a-century-ago-new-york-city-new-york-state-were-especially-hard-hit/
14/05/2021: A very tough job: https://americandigest.org/noted-in-passing-some-cops-are-still-up-to-the-job/
14/05/2021: Our (socialist) government is equally to blame. You just can’t keep on printing money and expect all will be well. For example around here property prices have doubled, making it impossible for young people becoming property owners and anyone from buying a farm or business: https://moonbattery.com/inflation-predictably-starts-upward/
Same elsewhere: Progress and the housing bubble, eg “In Vancouver, where the price of a representative home is $1,381,274 and you need an income of $237,201 to afford it, you would have to save for 389 months (32.4 years) just for the down payment.” https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/05/08/the-left-right-divide-we-face-today/
14/05/2021: Quite some letter – it will remind many of the events of 1770: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/05/american-heroes-120-retired-generals-admirals-write-joe-biden-questioning-mental-health-support-evidence-election-fraud/
13/05/2021: The Ultralight Swagman: I just came across this interesting new poncho which doubles as a swag, the Helikon Swagman Roll Poncho. It would be lighter than the traditional wool blanket which (obviously) can be configured in much the same way (as I explained here). It weighs 1.64 pounds (743 grams). It is lined with Climashield Apex insulation. US$124 (May 2021)
Obviously you can cover it with a waterproof poncho such as Coghlans Emergency Poncho as I recommended here: If you could only carry two things in the bush what would they be? When you wrapped yourself up in it (or other space-type blanket) as a swag of a night this would make it both warmer and more waterproof. Could be very handy to have in your day or hunting pack. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/05/12/the-ultralight-swagman/
13/05/2021: Coffee Straw: Unlike so many people I am not a coffee snob. I am happy with a cup of instant coffee (black). Besides which a cup of coffee never got lighter than that, but if you are a coffee connoisseur you no doubt want to know about every possible wrinkle for making a delicious cup of java on the trail.
This solution is not the lightest I have seen (see post below = 4 grams) but I do like the originality of the idea. Materials: stainless steel & BPA free silicone Weight 2 oz (57 grams) Length 7.77″ (19.7 cm) Filter Diameter .55″ (1.4 cm) US$ 19 (May 2021) Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/05/13/coffee-straw/
13/05/2021: If safety is your priority, you will not have much of a life: https://mikerowe.com/2020/03/walk-me-through-this-safety-third-thing/
‘Many on the left won’t give up masks because it’s how
they virtue signal their belief in the responsibility of the
13/05/2021: Do you ever wonder what 120 year old chocolate tastes like: http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/61357
13/05/2021: Reminds me of Star Wars (PS: I hope our Government included a few of these in their defence budget): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyRbOQf2hME
12/05/2021: Why we have to have a special licence to keep exotic pets: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0P9B9rTVk4U&t=69s
More about wayward tigers: https://jonathanturley.org/2021/05/13/houston-man-arrested-as-police-continue-search-for-missing-tiger/
12/05/2021: PM’s address to the nation yesterday about the death of the Duke: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/05/prime-ministers-address-to-her-majesty-queen-elizabeth-ii-on-the-death-of-his-royal-highness-the-pri.html
PS: Contrary to popular opinion they really did throw spears at each other for Prince Philip and the Queen back in 1954: https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/qed/2021/04/they-really-did-throw-spears-at-each-other/
11/05/2021: So What is Still Good and Cheap? Interesting thoughts: 15 Things That Were Made For Poor People That Rich People Ruined – so what is still good and cheap? https://www.buzzfeed.com/andyneuenschwander/things-for-poor-people-that-rich-people-ruined PS: I am loath to make suggestions unless I get priced out of life!
When I was a kid we ate a lot of prawns which were
cheap because ‘toffee noses’ hadn’t discovered them yet. We also used to catch
a lot of our own by moonlight around the shores of
Fortunately you still can take prawns like this eg
11/05/2021: How can it have become dangerous to work in a supermarket: https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/442246/people-stabbed-at-supermarket-in-dunedin
11/05/2021: "Yachtsmen pleasuring in the 'lilies of the sea' will not think favourably of my craft," warned Joshua Slocum: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spray_(sailing_vessel)
11/05/2021: Well done Yahweh: https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/05/iranian-man-accidentally-sets-himself-on-fire-while-burning-israeli-flag/
11/05/2021: Are you growing fractal broccoli: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romanesco_broccoli
10/05/2021: This is actually true: How CO2 cools the earth: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/05/06/the-cooling-side-of-greenhouse-gases/
getting the virus might be better than getting the vaccine: https://www.upi.com/Health_News/2021/05/07/coronavirus-reinfection-study/7451620396318/
I resent Scomo keeping us locked up over what is really a bad case of the
sniffles when I lived through
Meanwhile a peer-reviewed research has claimed that global ivermectin use can end the COVID-19 pandemic: https://weather.com/en-IN/india/coronavirus/news/2021-05-08-use-of-ivermectin-medicine-globally-can-end-covid-19-pandemic
10/05/2021: Happy Birthing Person Day. Also of interest ‘birthing person of pearl, Holy Birthing Person of God & etc. Some ‘chest feeders’ are also concerned about this: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/05/happy-mothers-day-to-all-chest-feeders-.html In other news: Non-Menstruating Partner Wishes Menstruating Partner A Happy Birthing Person's Day: https://babylonbee.com/news/non-menstruating-partner-wishes-menstruating-partner-a-happy-birthing-persons-day
09/05/2021: NASA’s Perseverance Rover Hears Ingenuity Mars Helicopter in Flight: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5niGi4k9vQ&list=PLTiv_XWHnOZpzQKYC6nLf6M9AuBbng_O8&t=143s
09/05/2021: Their students ignore them in the classroom, obsessed with their phones. Their own children are indifferent and ungrateful. Their wives have little time for their husbands so four Danish teacher decide to explore the theory that human beings are naturally deficient in alcohol. What could go wrong? I particularly like “the idea, attributed to psychiatrist Finn Skårderud, that the human body is alcohol-deficient and does better at a blood alcohol level of 0.05 per cent.” An interesting new film: https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/movies/2021/05/when-the-best-prescription-is-a-stiff-drink/
09/05/2021: Is Dr. Anthony Fauci This Century’s Greatest Killer? I think this may be a fair point, but other health Nazis would also be up there eg our own Dan Andrews who has actually banned some efficacious treatments for the disease. Prophylaxis (such as Vitamin D and zinc supplementation which are both so cheap) and early interventions with cheap medicines such as Ivomec, Hydroxychloroquine, Iodine etc which we know work would still save many many lives. There should also have been much more research (and agreement) into treatments: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/05/dr-anthony-fauci-centurys-greatest-mass-murderer-dr-fauci-21st-centurys-mao-zedong/
08/05/2021: Wonnangatta #23.2: I think Anthony Piovesan is just making it up as he goes along but if his two ‘new’ pieces of evidence were true they would change the narrative somewhat, viz he claims that a melted mobile phone connected to a charger was found in the burned out campsite. My memory is that this has never been mentioned before. Indeed, it has always been claimed that both Russell and Carol’s phones (and the drone) were missing. He also claims the radio was a HF and not a UHF (as all previous reports claimed). If true this would narrow the search field for the culprit enormously! I notice that (he also claims) police have once again suspended their search operation. If this is true I wonder whether they have been reading my posts?
08/05/2021: Tucker on vaccine doubts: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/tucker-carlson-shatters-media-silence-why-are-thousands-of-people-dying-from-covid-vaccine/
08/05/2021: Remember what a good idea re-introducing wolves was: https://pagetwo.completecolorado.com/2021/05/06/cost-of-colorado-forced-wolf-importation-already-rising/
Glaciers are melting? On the other hand. Remember when they found a squadron of
WW2 planes a couple of hundred feet under the ice in
07/05/2021: Playing with expensive toys: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/05/skills-god-only-thinks-hes-a-fighter-pilot.html
07/05/2021: Can these really be fungi on Mars: https://futurism.com/scientists-fungus-growing-mars
07/05/2021: Ah, the romance of being a castaway on a desert island for fifteen years- the fate and behaviour of these Malagasys is quite astonishing: https://www.damninteresting.com/fifteen-years-forsaken/
06/05/2021: Mars, here we come: Starship SN15 Take-off and Landing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9eoubnO-pE&t=772s
06/05/2021: So when we are all vaccinated do we get our freedom back –I suspect not: (& NB: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/05/vaccinated-country-earth-closes-schools-sports-covid-cases-surge-35-new-cases-fully-vacinated/): https://coyoteblog.com/coyote_blog/2021/05/why-must-i-change-my-behavior-to-protect-those-who-choose-not-to-vaccinate.html
06/05/2021: And In the future many (more) elderly Victorians will die from cold (because of ‘climate emergencies’: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/05/05/victoria-announces-the-end-of-affordable-home-heating-because-climate-change/
05/05/2021: Kleos Space develops tool for in-space manufacturing of large structures: https://spacenews.com/kleos-in-space-manufacturing/
05/05/2021: Notice how CO2 levels started to shoot up hundreds of years ago (not since WW2 as you might have thought). That is because increases in CO2 lag temperature spikes by approx 800 years so that these (modern) spikes are a symptom of the medieval warm Period ie a natural phenomenon, not anthropomorphic at all. They are caused by outgassing from a warming ocean. These changes make glaciers look fast! https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/05/02/the-co2-shift-ice-age-to-gas-age/
05/05/2021: These are the people the CIA (and presumably our military) needs? Good luck with defending the nation guys: https://moonbattery.com/woke-cia-recruiting-ads/
thoughts: 15 Things That Were Made For Poor People That Rich People Ruined – so
what is still good and cheap? https://www.buzzfeed.com/andyneuenschwander/things-for-poor-people-that-rich-people-ruined
PS: I am loath to make suggestions unless I get priced out of life! Some of our
‘wrinkles’ have already been denied to others: building our own house out of
earth & etc has become monstrously difficult. Thank goodness we did it long
ago. (Someday we may even finish it!) Home car repairs and second-hand cars
have become much more difficult. For thirty years our annual car ‘running’
costs were around $300 per car (about half of rego costs now!) But it has
become so difficult to fix a modern car. I mostly stick to 20+ years old Land
Rovers for that reason – but I also buy insurance write-offs and re-build and
re-register them. We are about to launch into club rego for many of our older
cars. Enormously cheaper if you have the garage space. We still do a lot of
04/05/2021: A Cure for Blindness: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/trial-to-see-if-a-gene-therapy-can-stop-or-reverse-one-of-the-most-common-causes-of-vision-loss/news-story/b99e8bb4665b04a254977aa417bdadbe
03/05/2021: “Terror is only justice: prompt severe and inflexible. It is then an emanation of virtue. It is less a distinct principle than a natural consequence of the general principle of democracy, applied to the most pressing wants of the country.” Robespierre, who (blessedly) himself fell victim to his ‘terror’ and went to the guillotine where he had sent so many before him. Justice!
you ever wonder why you
Notice when you look at long-term
03/05/2021: Human culture is incredibly ancient: https://www.sciencealert.com/scientists-find-the-oldest-evidence-of-indoor-human-activity-deep-inside-a-desert-cave
02/05/2021: Wonnangatta #23.1: One more item to add to the puzzle (one could hope that information would be available a little sooner or be more accurate). ‘A mobile phone attached to a charger was found among the charred mess, leading police to believe it may have caused the blaze.’ : https://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/clues-could-crack-missing-australian-campers-carol-clay-russell-hill-mystery/K6WPBKGYVTU72K5JYKA3CJCZ74/
02/05/2021: Everlasting Pen: Even in this electronic age sometimes you need to leave a written message. It helps if you can make it waterproof (these notepads will help) but it is also important that when the time comes to write it that your pen works (and is ultralight, of course!) You could just use a cheap length of pencil. Or a space pen refill (as I have done here). Or you could investigate this idea – a pen which does not use ink and which does not wear out.
I have sometimes needed to leave a message – perhaps tied to a tree eg warning about some trail hazard ahead (a washed out bridge perhaps), or placed in someone’s tent/camp/hut or besides their trailcam, and of course we have all needed to fill out log books in huts etc. It is just on such occasions you find that your trusty biro which you have carried for endless trail miles has gone dry and =that no amount of rubbing an cajoling will bring it back to life.
Space pens are superior in this regard and have never failed me so far, and at one gram for the refill I carry (and little need, as I rarely venture where there are other folks to leave messages for anyway) I am unlikely to carry anything else, but if this description is not you then maybe an everlasting pen is your solution?
These pens would not actually last forever either as they wear away slowly by leaving a thin film of indelible soft metal as a message something like writing a message with the soft tip of a lead bullet something which f you are a hunter you have probably frequently done! Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/05/01/everlasting-pen/
02/05/2021: You betcha: ‘It's easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled.’ Mark Twain
02/05/2021: One way to beat mask mandates: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/painted-mask-on-a-hot-chick-fools-the-covid-nazis-every-time/
02/05/2021: A very handy little gun – concealed carry at its best: http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/crime/prison-pouch-sentencing-573048
01/05/2021: Wonnangatta Mystery # 23. I can’t believe I have posted about this case so many times over the last year - but I have counted them up. It is a fascinating case. However I can’t believe I (and the police, I suspect) missed such a simple and repeated piece of evidence as this. I had ‘concluded’ that this was a ‘stranger murder’ (even though ~90% of murderers are known to the victim) on the basis that otherwise the culprit would have had to follow them for two days (vanishingly unlikely I thought) and on the basis that police would long ago have checked out Russell and Carol’s phone contacts to see if anyone’s phone travelled near there or was switched off or did not move at all for a couple of days & etc.
The indications from the latest reportings of the case indicate that it may be only recently that police have been doing forensic phone tracing so I cannot be sure of the latter – and in any case someone could have paid an (unconnected) killer to carry this out, or it could have been carried out by a criminal with a fake phone number or etc.
The crucial point is that the reports of the incident say again and again that the couple disappeared very shortly after calling in (around 6:00pm on Russell’s UHF radio) and just after having arrived at the campsite (in an invisible spot on a dead end track just before dark) where they did not use the toilet they set up. Other reports have stated that Russell belonged to a UHF radio group, often went camping with them and talked to them at 6:00pm each night. Here are a couple of earlier links to that effect: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/opinion/andrew-rule/andrew-rule-missing-high-country-campers-revive-centuryold-tragedy/news-story/22c177ddb2f89cfe558e8e87e621715e & https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2020-07-19/how-four-people-disappeared-without-trace-in-victorian-mountains/12455124?nw=0&pfmredir=sm&fbclid=IwAR0xXWGgMKtgUixrO8VQoDgWnfiay7Hww35o-i12Dz_pk6gq-3KoAzmhLik
It was also reported earlier that Russell called his
friend Rob some time on the Friday to talk about going down into the
I was previously surprised that the murderer did not
srtrike on the Thursday night if he had ‘followed’ them in. This was one of my
reasons for deciding it was a ‘stranger murder’ – but there are valid reasons
why he might not have. When Russell called his friend Rob on the Thursday night
he likely didn’t give his location but just said something like, “I am at our
old campsite where we had the altercation with the deer hunter/button man” or
the like. This would (unintentionally) have let Rob know where he was but
without revealing his location to a third party. Or he might have said
something like ‘I am at the Billy Track camp”
NB. Russell would have used a UHF ‘repeater’ to get out from the Wonnangatta area (and most other places up there). This involves (for any particular area), a single UHF channel. You have to place the radio on ‘Duplex’ to access the radio repeater tower (to transmit – I don’t know about ‘receive’, but it is likely that the person who was listening also had his radio on duplex and obviously on the same channel). I have no idea whether the ‘repeater’ ‘logs’ the connected radios in any way, or whether police/emergency services monitor/record it. Worth checking.
One thing is clear: Russell was in the habit of calling in with his location every night when he was away – for safety. I do too on my sat phone. I hardly ever tell my wife a location which would mean anything to a listener – not because I am secretive, but to make myself crystal clear. I am trying to make sure that she can explain to a third party where I am by letting her know a location eg where we have both been before eg “The camp where you took a photo of me walking across the river on a log” – this is a real example.
Remember he was reported missing (long) before his camp
was found just because he had missed his call in. Doubtless the culprit had
been listening to his radio calls for some time (perhaps
Now it is very unlikely
On the other hand if
there is an unknown murderer who followed them in from the
It seems to me that telephone providers must have a
database of phones which were (most probably) located in
Why did the perpetrator take the drone and phones? Because he could not be sure that Russell/Carol had not noticed they had been followed and had taken footage/photos on one/either of them which would help identify whoever it was. Better to take the possible incriminating evidence away and throw it in the fire or in some other way permanently destroy it. Anyway if this was a pretty professional and targeted ‘job’ as it appears it may have been you can be pretty sure they are gone forever now. Russell’s car keys were likely just in his pockets when he was killed/taken – as they would be, and probably still are.
You would think police forensics would have the answer to this question, but I don’t. However, it seems to me that if they were taken away alive that you would perhaps need more than one perpetrator to do this – you really need two hands on the wheel to drive those tracks. I suppose you could have restrained the couple with cable ties etc though. People are also often surprisingly compliant when threatened and frightened. Two perperators would be awfully easier to catch than one though.
Whoever did this was clearly very angry with Russell, Carol or both. (if locating them by radio proves that it was ‘targeted’). Usually it takes some time to get that angry. An altercation on the Thursday, Thursday night or Friday doesn’t seem to cut it – but it is possible – however the person would not have turned off his phone until he decided to do it so there would be some phone tracking in the Howitt Plains area (associated with Russell and Carol’s phones too) as I have said for a year, which would have confirmed this and (surely) led to an arrest long ago. Likewise the white ute person would probably have had to be up there on the Howitt Plains previously as well to have had a motive – but then how/why did he get (hours) ahead of Russell and Carol?
01/05/2021: Oh, to have moose in the garden: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/mom-theres-a-cute-baby-moose-in-the-yard-taking-a-shower/
the audit results are in (soon) this is how the fraudulent
01/05/2021: Meanwhile, https://www.upi.com/Science_News/2021/04/29/SpaceX-successfully-launches-60-Starlink-satellites/8021619665981/ Get ready for much faster internet speeds soon.
30/04/2021: Skill: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/04/skills.html
30/04/2021: How to lose your country #101 – this will not end well. Be warned Oz: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/04/macron-government-ignores-warning-announces-20-french-generals-warned-civil-war-leftist-islamist-radicalization-will-punished/ & https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9525485/Paris-mayor-says-AGREES-military-chiefs-warned-disintegration-France.html
30/04/2021: No ‘climate emergency’. It’s the thermostat stupid. For example, ‘Thunderstorms function as heat pipes that transport warm air rapidly from the surface to the lifting condensation level where the moisture turns into clouds and rain, and from there to the upper atmosphere without interacting with the intervening greenhouse gases. The air and the energy it contains are moved to the upper troposphere hidden inside the cloud-shrouded thunderstorm tower, without being absorbed or hindered by GHGs on the way. Thunderstorms also cool the surface in a host of other ways, utilizing a combination of a standard refrigeration cycle with water as the working fluid, plus cold water returned from above, clear surrounding air allowing greater upwelling surface radiation, wind-driven evaporation, spray increasing evaporation area, albedo changes, and cold downwelling entrained air.’: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/04/28/a-request-for-real-peer-review/
years ago today – the fall of
Mystery Of Why Human Feet Keep Washing Ashore In The
29/04/2021: ‘The eagle has landed’. Vale Michael Collins: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/apollo-11-astronaut-the-forgotten-michael-collins-dies-at-90/
28/04/2021: This bird is doing better at 70 than I am: https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/worlds-oldest-wild-bird-hatches-chick-at-70/
know how to deal with terrorists in
28/04/2021: This is weird - We Keep Raising the Age That Children Are Allowed To Play Outside. No freedom for kids until they're 11. I used to wander alone all day in the nearby forests way before I started school: https://reason.com/2021/04/23/survey-we-keep-raising-the-age-that-children-are-allowed-to-play-outside/
27/04/2021: Wonnangatta Again: Certainly sounds like phone tracking. Police ‘seem’ to have released a route the perpetrator (or is it the only unidentified phone/s?) took on the way out of the Wonnangatta. Of course if they know this they also know who it is – and how many people, or at least phones are involved.
I would imagine they have driven the same route at approx the same time of day to see just how long it normally takes between points where a phone ‘shakes hands’ with a tower so as to determine if there are sections where the perpetrator took longer than ‘normal’ in order to determine where the bodies likely are. (Remember how the old CDMA phones used to tell you what tower you were connected to?) The fact that they did not nominate a section at the outset surely indicates that there is not a stop of an hour or more (time needed to bury bodies) - but reporting of this incident has been horrible, so who knows?
The fact that they are saying Hernes Spur and then Cynthia Track indicates that there is a spot along the Wombat Spur route where a phone normally ‘shakes hands’ - but this one didn’t. I indicated this methodology over a year ago and the most likely places the bodies could be found – so much easier when they were ‘fresh’.
Some spots (eg off the Hernes Spur) are very steep and shaley (over the edges) so that one could quickly scrape shale over bodies which you had rolled over the side. It would be unlikely you would stop though on the steepest sections (going uphill).
It is also unlikely anyone would have taken the bodies
out onto the
Of a night people usually don’t stop (or travel much) and you can see lights and hear engines a long way out. I have often been camped along the river below Hernes Spur and even though I am quite deaf I can hear vehicles making their ways along the tops from several kilometers away – and see their lights.
I admit I am surprised they do not nominate the track from Dry Creek to the Hernes Spur (over an hour’s drive) as part of the search area. I know there are often people camped along there but there are also many isolated spots. Perhaps there were enough people camped along there that police have a ‘picture’ of where/if the vehicle stopped along that section?
Of course this new ‘phone evidence’ will only work if the perpetrator had his phone on. If I had followed them in (eg from King Billy with the intention of doing this) I would have had my phone off throughout. Or indeed I would have left it turned on back at my camp!
The phone and white ute owner police have been tracking could still just be someone who didn’t want to come forward to say they had been in there. People have all sorts of ‘innocent’ reasons why they might not want to contact police. I am not trying to defend such a practice.
Many years ago I/we spent several days participating in a search for a youth who had disappeared on his motorbike. As he had taken most of his possessions with him I imagined he would ‘turn up’ years later working on some outback station. However, months later his body was found propped against his motorbike in the middle of a (distant) track where he had unfortunately killed himself. Vehicle tracks indicated several people had driven past the body and not reported it. Awful conduct I know, but clearly such people did not want to have anything to do with the police even though they had nothing to do with the death. This could also be the case in the Wonnangatta incident. People can even just be too ‘shy’ to want to talk to others (or police).
For the perpetrator to have exited via Eaglevale it is likely that he entered the same way (so definitely a ‘stranger murder’) as if you entered via Zeka Spur (in these guilty circumstances) you would likely exit the same way rather than encounter unexpected conditions (eg many more campers and vehicles, unexpected road conditions, fallen trees, etc).
I continue to think that the phone tracking was of a phone which was turned on. If ‘police’ had the ability to track phones which were turned off (or if Russell and Carol’s phones were also turned on) they would have already made an arrest – as there would be enough evidence to connect the person with them. https://www.news.com.au/national/victoria/news/police-resume-search-for-missing-campers-carol-clay-russell-hill-in-wonnangatta/news-story/9d400b7e8475f77f8dbeea84090aebbb
news items reference the search is along the Wonnangatta Track not the
27/04/2021: You better believe it: “After 40 it’s just patch, patch, patch.” L. Sprague De Camp
27/04/2021: But pioneers always have: Elon Musk says ‘bunch of people will probably die’ during Mars mission: https://nypost.com/2021/04/25/elon-musk-people-will-probably-die-trying-to-get-to-mars/
26/04/2021: Great Quotes - Isaac Asimov:
“Tell me why the stars do shine,
Tell me why the ivy twines,
Tell me what makes skies so blue,
And I'll tell you why I love you.
Nuclear fusion makes stars to shine,
Tropisms make the ivy twine,
Testicular hormones are why I love you. ”
26/04/2021: In the interest of equality we should give little girls free cigarettes. Well done Theodore Dalrymple: https://www.takimag.com/article/an-age-old-story/
this - How a tiny country (
Day and the 70th
Anniversary of the
is an awful crime but we should remember that women are also capable of ‘family
violence’ especially towards children – eg a woman in
25/04/2021: This really is big news - a new effective malaria vaccine: So far (since the DDT ban) 131 million people have died of this disease compared with 3 million from Covid: http://junksciencearchive.com/malaria_clock.html & https://www.upi.com/Health_News/2021/04/23/malaria-vaccine-study/8191619196625/
24/04/2021: Definitely a must -have – a sex doll which delivers a greenie rant: https://nypost.com/2021/04/20/this-sex-doll-rants-about-how-despicable-the-human-race-is/
24/04/2021: How did ancient North Americans paint the rocks if you need pitons and ropes to climb them today http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/61187
24/04/2021: Forty years of ‘global warming’ looks a lot like ‘global cooling’: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/04/23/how-global-warming-isnt/
23/04/2021: Did Bigfoot murder pot growers: https://www.sfgate.com/streaming/article/hulu-true-crime-sasquatch-murder-cannabis-farmers-16104896.php
23/04/2021: This cat is done with the woke bullshit: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/comedy-gold-this-cat-is-done-with-the-woke-bullshit/
22/04/2021: Dershowitz is right about the preposterous Chauvin verdict. It is tantamount to a lynching: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/04/must-assume-jury-heard-maxine-waters-said-case-may-reversed-alan-dershowitz-weighs-chauvin-verdict-video/ Candace Owens’ take on this, “The media creates the mob and the mob rules”: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/04/21/owens-the-media-creates-the-mob-and-the-mob-rules/
22/04/2021: In a similar case, So many people are out of control. It is hard to see exactly what other response police can have eg when they are witnessing one person (ordered to stop) stabbing multiple people: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/police-shoot-15-year-old-knife-wielding-girl-in-columbus-heres-the-video/ & https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/04/makiyah-bryant-neighbor-says-security-footage-proves-columbus-police-officer-no-choice-shoot-knife-wielding-teen-video/
21/04/2021: Just so you know: Waffle House is not racist – but what is it with this behaviour: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/04/can-get-waffle-another-weekend-waffle-house-fight-caught-video/ But no doubt Chauvin is guilty?
21/04/2021: The rebellion of workers against the woke – pay attention conservatives: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/04/its-an-upperclass-thing-labor-have-become-the-australian-wokers-party-and-the-workers-are-fed-up/
21/04/2021: Sloth – Covid’s biggest risk factor (and most other disease besides): https://joannenova.com.au/2021/04/covid-biggest-risk-factor-is-not-being-fat-or-diabetic-but-sitting-still/
And what about this: ‘The existing scientific evidences challenge the safety and efficacy of wearing facemask as preventive intervention for COVID-19. The data suggest that both medical and non-medical facemasks are ineffective to block human-to-human transmission of viral and infectious disease such SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19, supporting against the usage of facemasks.’ https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/04/stanford-study-noting-ineffectiveness-harm-masks-censored-twitter-now-second-study-published-cdcs-website-confirms-masks-cause-serious-side-effects/ & https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/04/us-published-medical-study-on-the-uselessness-and-dangers-of-deadly-face-masks.html
20/04/2021: Problems with electric and self-driving cars: How do we get rid of them: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/04/17/the-dawn-of-the-e-vehicle-battery-environmental-disaster-discarded-even-sooner-than-expected/ & https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/explosive-tesla-crash-no-one-was-driving-2-dead/
20/04/2021: How ‘wokeness’ is working out in the happiness stakes. It does not surprise me that conservative women are the happiest and leftist men the unhappiest: https://redstate.com/mike_miller/2021/04/18/conservative-women-are-the-happiest-people-in-america-any-guesses-whos-unhappiest-n363805
20/04/2021: Ingenuity helicopter flying on Mars: https://phys.org/news/2021-04-ingenuity-helicopter-successfully-flew-mars.html
19/04/2021: And about time too – where’s my money: https://babylonbee.com/news/men-demand-reparations-from-women-due-to-eve-eating-the-apple
19/04/2021: This is an insightful letter from a parent of a US$54,000 pa fee school (Brearley) which has also been taken over by communists – just like all our public schools. Time to change all this. Do read it: https://bariweiss.substack.com/p/you-have-to-read-this-letter
The Burial of Sir John Moore after Corunna (1817) - Charles Wolfe
“Not a drum was heard, not a funeral note,
As his corse to the rampart we hurried;
Not a soldier discharged his farewell shot
O’er the grave where our hero we buried.
We buried him darkly at dead of night,
The sods with our bayonets turning;
By the struggling moonbeam’s misty light
And the lantern dimly burning.
No useless coffin enclosed his breast,
Nor in sheet nor in shroud we wound him,
But he lay like a warrior taking his rest
With his martial cloak around him.
Few and short were the prayers we said,
And we spoke not a word of sorrow;
But we steadfastly gazed on the face that was dead,
And we bitterly thought of the morrow.
We thought, as we hollowed his narrow bed
And smoothed down his lonely pillow,
That the foe and the stranger would tread o’er his head,
And we far away on the billow!
Lightly they’ll talk of the spirit that’s gone
And o’er his cold ashes upbraid him,
But little he’ll reck, if they let him sleep on
In the grave where a Briton has laid him.
But half of our heavy task was done
When the clock struck the hour for retiring;
And we heard the distant and random gun
That the foe was sullenly firing.
Slowly and sadly we laid him down,
From the field of his fame fresh and gory;
We carved not a line, and we raised not a stone,
But left him alone with his glory.”
Quitting Afghanistan: I’m sure this guy is right (he should know) but I misdoubt we could have hung on after the US had left: Afghan Association of Australia chairman Abdul Khaliq Fazal said the decision would lead to civil war, meaning the sacrifice of Australian troops could be wasted… Why would they leave before there is peace?”
NB: When defenestration was legalized: https://moonbattery.com/france-no-murder-charge-for-throwing-jew-out-window/
18/04/2021: New motorcycle carrier. I needed one of these for packrafting. This one is great. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/04/18/motorbike-carrier/
18/04/2021: The Prince’s Land Rover Defender hearse is my must have. Fortunately I own two of them so should not be disappointed when the time comes. (May be their first wash!) They will after all outlast me.
18/04/2021: The impossible mad green dream – why are we destroying ourselves with this stuff? https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/04/16/us-green-impossibilities/
fake election is going down. I don’t know just when or what will be the result.
(I still fear civil war in the
Quotes of the day: George Washington: ‘Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master…Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth…The marvel of all history is the patience with which men and women submit to burdens unnecessarily laid upon them by their governments…The time is near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves…’ http://www.brainyquote.com/.../g/george_washington.html
17/04/2021: 2.5 billion T. rex roamed Earth, but not all at once: https://www.msn.com/EN-US/news/technology/study-2-5-billion-t-rex-roamed-earth-but-not-all-at-once/ar-BB1fH8XV?ocid=BingNews Given that each of them needed to consume the mass of approximately one small boy a day, that’s a lot of small boys gone missing.
17/04/2021: Beware of bobcats: https://gutsmack.com/2021/04/husband-goes-full-rambo/
17/04/2021: Brilliant: "A dangling participle walks into a bar..." http://maggiesfarm.anotherdotcom.com/archives/35355-Notes-for-copy-editors.html
17/04/2021: What not to do when you are issuing covid health warnings: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4A313OAND0&t=12s
16/04/2021: Wonnangatta Revisit: ‘Calling a Spade a Bloody Shovel’ used to be one of my father’s favourite sayings. I was minded of this yesterday when Vicpol appeared completely unable to tell the difference between the two, and somehow bizarrely believed that two bricky’s spades discarded off the edge of a main highway could have been used to bury bodies in thick fire regrowth (which they seem to be mistaking for pristine wilderness!) nearly 100 km away from where the (likely) Wonnangatta murders took place – as if someone would have spent say four hours on 4WD tracks driving past hundreds of suitable spots so that they could then drive along 2WD roads for a several more hours to dispose of the bodies next to a main artery!
The man who committed this crime was not so stupid. He was quick-witted enough to commit the murders and dispose of the bodies (in the dark within a couple of hours of the couple arriving at the camp site – the camp toilet had not been used) leaving the ‘crime scene’ pristine enough that even after a year many of the police are still not willing to say that the crime actually occurred. He clearly knew he was going to commit this crime and had thoroughly planned it in his head – at least for hours. I imagine that he had them under observation for some time, waited till it went dark and they were in bed then struck. This suggests that he followed them in, or was already there. (I doubt he knew them as in that case he would have killed them on the Thursday night on the Howitt Plains when fewer people were about).
As I am unaware of any witness reports about Russell and Carol driving in then clearly no-one saw a car which followed them in then exited again in the dark either – which leaves open the possibility that it was not the ‘white ute’ that police are seeking (unless it was already there - as I said before).
In my last post about this a reader commented that ‘police’ have the ability to track phones which are switched off (or even have their batteries removed). I admit that I thought this was unlikely however I found indeed it is possible, but I can find no evidence that anyone has this ability unless they have accessed the phone prior to the desire to track it in some way (which would be unlikely in this instance). If ‘police’ had this ability they would long ago have identified where Russell, Carol and the perpetrator's phones were – and made an arrest!
Disposing of two bodies off a 4WD track in the dark involves several technical difficulties which suggest likely spots to search. I have spent over 40 years’ tracking’ along 4WD tracks looking for deer sign to start hounds on. And of course I have often found where people stop to dump dead calves, sheep carcasses and the like. You are not going to stop just anywhere – eg not on a very steep section or right next to a sharp bend ( as someone may come along unexpectedly). You want a level-ish spot with a good ‘drop-off below where it is easy to drag/roll the bodies down and out of sight quickly.
I have stressed that word. You don’t want to be caught hanging around on a remote track disposing of dead bodies. Remember this was the Friday night of a long weekend. People will be arriving at all hours. You need to stop in a place where you can see lights coming from a long way away – so basically a long flattish section preferably with a slight downhill incline (not such a common spot if you are going uphill) so that your headlights can illuminate what you are doing. You would stop, toss the bodies on the ground then back up so that you can see where you are dragging them (a torch won’t cut it as well), then quickly drag them down 20 yards or so (2 minutes at most) and be on your way – and clearly never come back!
There are several suitable spots like that on the Zeka Spur (most likely eg if you followed them in) and on the Cynthia Range Track on the way out to Eaglevale (for example) the second most likely spot those two being the most common routes. If you are smart enough to have covered all traces at the crime scene (in a few minutes probably) you are not going to be driving out onto a 2WD road on a long weekend where there will likely be police/wildlife officers etc stopping cars eg to check gun licences etc. This is a common occurrence as anyone who frequents the Wonnangatta knows!
I have never been convinced (enough) by the quality of police searches to completely rule out that their (lost) bodies might even be in the bush in the vicinity of the campsite still, (photos show the cadaver dogs there now) but all along I thought this was a one-in-a-million chance. I have actually spoken to the people who found the burnt out camp site six days later but I do not know who found it the next day and failed to report it. What an irresponsible person! The people six days later drove immediately up to ‘the tops’ so they could phone the police (whose response was evidently about what we are used to, eg in the case of the little lost boy they could not find at about the same time & etc!)
On the seventh day (if I had been the police) I would have been walking along the tracks I mentioned (and similar ones) with my two small Jack Russell terriers who would have immediately told me when they smelled a body (supposing my own olfactory skills were so poor as not to notice!) A year later is just about too late to be bringing out the ‘cadaver dogs’ as they have been doing, though if they look in the right place the bodies will still be there – but not buried! There is absolutely not reason to bury the bodies. The time spent doing so (an hour or more in the dark – oh sure!) would only increase the chance that someone would come along and notice.
This perpetrator is not stupid. I can see several attempts by the police (in reporting) to ‘spook’ him but they are so inconsistent and poorly thought out they would clearly not have that effect on any (evil) intelligent person. For example inconsistently stating the numbers (one/some) of people in the white ute. If you know there are two you say ‘two’ so that the one less guilty will come forward in the expectation that police are close behind. You do not say that the ‘shovels’ were found in bush ‘where no human has even walked’ (when they were obviously thrown/fallen off from a vehicle anyway). Really if no-one had ever walked there how did the shovels get there?
As a policemen you need to give some indication you are smarter than the criminal. This is not the way to do it. You can be sure the perpetrator is closely reading every word that is written about this crime. (NB I note that the reporters may be to blame for some/all of these slips. The reporting of this matter and most others has been appalling)
My own ‘hunch’ about this is that the perpetrator is an evil ‘copycat’ who decided to emulate the very similar 1916 murders in pretty much the same spot where the bodies were also removed from the scene – you would hope police searched the spots where the 1916 bodies were found - though I doubt they would be there. Some recent reports:
https://www.news.com.au/national/victoria/news/police-move-search-for-missing-campers-russell-hill-and-carol-clay-to-mount-hotham-area/news-story/dbc205908ec032aec7c2dc0195548ff3 & https://www.news.com.au/national/victoria/news/police-move-search-for-missing-campers-russell-hill-and-carol-clay-to-mount-hotham-area/news-story/dbc205908ec032aec7c2dc0195548ff3 & https://www.heraldsun.com.au/truecrimeaustralia/police-courts-victoria/detectives-pause-search-for-missing-campers-russell-hill-and-carol-clay-await-forensic-tests-for-two-shovels/news-story/c6e4f7462284832ef5cb21b4bbf31ce0 & https://www.9news.com.au/national/mysterious-disappearance-of-campers-russell-hill-carol-clay-mount-hotham-victoria/16ad67b3-d318-4cc5-ac3f-f14b6c8bdc4f & https://www.news.com.au/national/victoria/news/criminal-psychologist-tim-watsonmunro-believes-missing-campers-russell-hill-and-carol-clay-met-with-foul-play/news-story/9679014d5dd2d4c8fc9577ecc0ed5f47 & https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9472341/Russell-Hill-Carol-Clay-Investigation-missing-campers-PAUSED-discovery-new-clues.html
16/04/2021: We must fight back against the ‘elites’ or we are doomed: https://www.steynonline.com/11218/the-perversion-of-public-discourse
new Domino Theory:
16/04/2021: Remember when ‘manly’ and ‘brave’ used to be virtues: https://moonbattery.com/from-lou-gehrig-to-aaron-hicks-in-only-82-years/ After the speech what was there but to die horribly and have the disease named after him.
15/04/2021: Who would want to be a policeman today: https://www.aol.com/news/ex-officer-kim-potter-charged-161300713.html
15/04/2021: Jack Russells fear nothing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1q63v6Dd3c&t=49s
14/04/2021: Do clean your teeth: https://www.studyfinds.org/gum-disease-alzheimers-disease/
14/04/2021: This is about as stupid as Albanese thinking you could charge your car with solar overnight: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/04/as-useful-as-boobs-on-a-bull.html
14/04/2021: I found these two essays deeply disturbing – yet (sadly) I do not doubt their truth: https://quillette.com/2021/04/06/when-sons-become-daughters-part-ii-parents-of-transitioning-boys-speak-out-on-their-own-suffering/ & https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/reflections/2021/04/the-very-devil-of-a-thing-to-comprehend/
13/04/2021: Fossil Fuel Decline – Really? https://joannenova.com.au/2021/04/making-people-believe-nonsense-the-imaginary-decline-of-fossil-fuels/
13/04/2021: The Krag-Jorgensen Rifle, a fascinating historical insight: https://www.americanrifleman.org/articles/2021/4/9/the-krag-jorgensen-americas-first-bolt-action-service-rifle (Particularly the anecdote about the Moro uprising).
Humanities has just gone away. That is why it is in a sad decline. It has
eschewed its core curriculum, just as our political parties have deserted their
key constituencies as both move inexorably to the left. The Liberal Party is
Arthur 25 Years: Has everyone forgotten that various levels of government
slapped a 75-100 year secrecy lock on the events at
12/04/2021: Sanjeev on sanity (and arithmetic) – with thanks for introducing
me to a new word ‘crore’ or ten million. I too have been over the hype about
this virus now for over a year. Sure, I recognized early on that it was a new
and deadly type of flu but it soon emerged that it was no deadlier than many
earlier ones and so merited no greater response than they did. However even
they merited some more public health response (in terms of prevention) than has
hitherto been the case. Improving people’s levels of Vitamin D and Zinc for
example would have saved many lives, as would making available cheap effective
treatments such as has proved to be the case with eg Hydroxychloroquine,
Ivomec, Betadine & etc. But now we come to the absurd responses to the
vaccines (both from members of the public – and government). There are those
who view the vaccines (particularly the Mrna ones) as some sort of mass
extermination systems. This seems so vanishingly unlikely…I misdoubt that the
Israelis (for example) who are a bit more used to mass extermination than most
folks would have allowed almost their entire population to be vaccinated with
the Pfizer vaccine if it were likely to have this consequence! Then there are
all the absurd innumerate responses to the risk (of the vaccine relative to the
disease). To date we have 2,948,567 deaths worldwide from 136,609,182 cases = .21% (
An end to hygiene theatre. Can we please have a similar cessation of the dreadful virtual signalling of mask wearing? https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/08/health/coronavirus-hygiene-cleaning-surfaces.html
11/04/2021: Knee Cure News: OK, so there is a new thing you can do and I had it done yesterday, so it is early days yet. But…It is called Cooled Radiofrequency Ablation. Put simply it zaps the nerves coming from the knee which are causing you the pain and turns them off for around a year, perhaps two. It’s costing me $400 plus some extra for anaesthetists, hospital expenses etc – cheap at half the price! Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/04/11/knee-cure-news/
11/04/2021: On Peter Walsh’s Death on this day in 2015: He was Finance Minister in the Hawke Government. He was possibly the last economically literate Labor leader. Comparing him to the commie rabble running the party now evokes the cry, ‘Abandon all hope, ye who enter here.’(Dante)‘Walsh was not selective in his hatred of rent-seekers and protectionists: He despised trade union leaders as much as he despised farm and business leaders for their special interest pleading. And he was just as withering in his critiques of the environmental movement’s anti-growth agenda….He abhorred the rising influence of the environmental movement on the Labor Party and wrote that “since the 1980s Australian Labor Party policy has been incrementally hijacked by well-heeled, self-indulgent, morally vain and would-be authoritarian activists whom the media often describes as the intelligentsia”.’ From his obit in the Australian.
“Ideas are more powerful than guns. We would not let our enemies have guns; why
should we let them have ideas?”
11/04/2021: News You won’t See - Death of a Climate Sceptic: https://spectator.com.au/2021/04/prince-philip-climate-sceptic-already-spinning-in-his-grave/ The reality is that the long view (eg geology) has always shown that there has been a succession of Ice Ages for the last several million years and that we are (for approx 12,000 years now) in an inter-glacial ‘warming’ before the (next) ice age returns; that the earth has been steadily cooling since the high point of the inter-glacial 8,000 years ago and continues to do so; that CO2 has very little relevance – indeed CO2 peaks approx 800 years after warming peaks (not the other way around, ie warming causes an increase in CO2 - by outgassing from the oceans). There is very little (or nothing) we can do to prevent ‘climate change’ whose causes remain largely unknown and even if they were known they are well beyond anything humans can effect (eg celestial mechanics, solar output, vulcanism etc). Mitigation remains our only course of action. The long view is that we must prepare our technology for coping with a cooler world where large areas of high (ie towards the poles) land will become unlivable and similar areas of habitable land will (re)emerge from the seas. Crop seasons will shorten. Reliable energy sources (ie not ‘renewables’ will become ever more vital). Most of the human race will have to move over time. But there is likely plenty of time. These processes don’t usually happen overnight!
Sir Philip Mountbatten, (Knight of
10/04/2021: The World’s Lightest Off-Road Motorcycle (60 kg) – must have: http://www.fxbikes.com/
10/04/2021: Fusion this decade - perhaps: https://www.popularmechanics.com/science/energy/a36065327/nuclear-reactor-makes-fusion-viable-by-2030/
08/04/2021: Snowpiercer? Too dangerous by far: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/04/06/dangerously-stupid-science-solar-geoengineering/ & https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/04/07/be-afraid-scientists-at-work/
08/04/2021: A technique to produce transplantable livers in the laboratory: https://medicalxpress.com/news/2021-04-technique-transplantable-livers-laboratory.html
08/04/2021: How True is this: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/04/07/the-imaginary-climate-crisis-how-can-we-change-the-message-a-talk-by-richard-lindzen/ PS: I think he makes a very fair point about those who advocate ‘accepting the science’ ie that one should ask them eg to explain the ‘Second Law of Thermodynamics’ or similar. Those who urge ‘acceptance of science’ would be hard put to explain ‘science’.
07/04/2021: What is it with this Marise Payne ‘Prime Minister for Women’ bullshit Scott? She is a dead duck – and so is the issue: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/04/marise-the-prime-minister-for-women-reports-on-task-force-photo-session.html
07/04/2021: The Great Hydrogen Bubble – this idea is just as silly as Swift’s idea of extracting sunshine from cucumbers, only more costly: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/03/27/david-bidstrup-guest-post-hydrogen-hopes/
07/04/2021: Peter Dutton on unsung heroes – well done guys: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/03/magnificent-statement-from-minister-for-home-affairs-peter-dutton-mp-well-done-minister.html
06/04/2021: Seems like the George Floyd trial is about as dead in the water as he is. If you die of a Fentanyl overdose (four times the lethal dose) whilst being legally restrained against resisting arrest (as per the police training manual), that is surely the end of the matter: https://moonbattery.com/chauvin-prosecutors-dismiss-autopsy-findings/
Shades of ‘Awakenings’? The return of ‘sleeping sickness’ in
06/04/2021: Reagan: Just as true now as it was in 1975. eg “Balancing the budget is like protecting your virtue. You have to learn to say, ‘No’”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNmnmdtcdcg&t=100s
06/04/2021: Ouch: Trap Shooters: Stop Resting Your Shotgun Barrel On Your Foot! https://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/trap-shooters-stop-resting-the-barrel-on-your-foot-nsfw/
05/04/2021: Thomson Autumn Packraft: Perhaps the last lovely canoeing day of 2021's autumn. Time to spend a few hours on one of my favourite rivers. As I mentioned in this post Thomson River Packrafting Day Trip you can enjoy a number of different day trips on this beautiful river if you haven't enough time for a multi-day trip like this Only the Moon and Me or How Green was My River. But you should some time.
I have just installed a new motorbike carrier on our
old Disco so I was all ready to try it out on a beautiful 26C autumn day with
.21 metres of water at
I stopped well back Probably nearly 2 km from the end of the track as I do not fancy riding down really steep sections (old bones break too easily) or the difficulties one can encounter 4WDing back up them, so I parked my (Yamaha 225cc) motorcycle here on the Mitchell Creek Track.
This canoe trip takes about three hours. It took me about an hour to get from Cowwarr Weir to the river and about half an hour to go back from there for my bike. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/04/05/thomson-autumn-packraft/
05/04/2021: Right on Jo: The biggest ‘problem’ is alienation from the natural world and the failure of ‘education’. Capitalism has been an amazing success and the world just keeps getting to be a better place: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/04/half-the-population-trapped-in-media-fantasy-world-of-doom/
05/04/2021: So much for privacy: https://www.businessinsider.com.au/stolen-data-of-533-million-facebook-users-leaked-online-2021-4?r=US&IR=T The good news is that Zuckerburg’s phone number was amongst them: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/04/mark-zuckerbergs-phone-number-among-personal-data-533-million-facebook-users-leaked-hackers/
04/04/2021: I love Theodore Dalrymple. What a book review! Well what a book really, and no doubt written at the public expense! When you notice that your taxes have gone up you really should ask yourself where has the money gone and do you want it back? Here’s an example of this execrable book, “The negative value of the end of anthropocentrism is where the jubilance of the world begins. The everything else that comes at the end of these systems is primarily only really the end of the primacy of one isomorphic functioning mode of knowledge. Difference and proliferation which seethes beneath in a germinal state has the capacity to express when the anthropocentric mode is diminished to one of many ways, historical or majoritarian-hysterical.” As Theodore observes, “Her style made The Critique of Pure Reason seem as light and witty as The Importance of Being Earnest.” https://www.takimag.com/article/easy-to-put-down/
04/04/2021: Thank goodness there are still people like Sanjeev in the world. PS I personally remember real pandemics: polio, TB, diphtheria, small pox – malaria for goodness sakes (100 million + dead!) – just to name a few. A great many people suffered and died. Many I knew and loved. I caught and survived most of them too. But there was no economic devastation, no attack on our freedoms. Just a quiet continuing effort to conquer and eliminate the diseases themselves. This pandemic has been the enemy of the people, its freedom and its wealth – but without actually killing almost anyone: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/04/04/please-start-your-own-fear-removal-experiments-a-report-on-what-ive-found-to-date/
an Easter reminder that Christianity is the most oppressed religion in the
03/04/2021: Hiking Hydro Power: A friend (thank you Bruce) sent me a link to one of these great gadgets which sent me off on a search of the possibilities, since many of us hike/hunt in mountain areas where there is often ample flowing water. Something like this would also be good for providing power to your Wilderness Hut.
What you have here is a Waterproofed DC dynamo powered by a prop (or turbine) basically with a transformer circuit which stabilises the output to 5 volts then charges a battery which can then be used to draw off power for a multitude of uses.
All these are small systems in the range 5 to around 20 watts which would be sufficient for most people's modest backcountry purposes providing they have access to a good steady flow of fast moving water with a good 'head' (ie fall).
This one is the 'Waterlily' one of the best priced units I found. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/04/03/hiking-hydro-power/
Jesus in fact not from
03/04/2021: Global Temperature is up .01C on the average of the last forty years. Please don’t panic: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/04/02/uah-global-temperature-update-for-march-2021-0-01-deg-c/
03/04/2021: From the Bureau of Statistics : This is what they trashed the country for – nothing to see here:
02/04/2021: The Raincoat Swag – and other mods: The humble raincoat is so often a life-saver. There is no other item so vital for your survival that you should take into the bush as some type of shelter (even if it is only the humble $2 space blanket which so easily slips in your breast pocket). For most people though that will be their raincoat, so it is important to realise just what you can do with it.
As with so many things such realisations often only come after a lifetime of failing to recognise them (hopefully this is not a fatal mistake!) I recently realised (after nearly 70 years) for example that toothpaste is a liquid. All the disputes about how to best handle toothpaste tubes come to an abrupt end after you understand this, and thenceforth always keep the tube in an upright position standing on its lid. The toothpaste always comes out easily then and keeps on doing so until the very last (unexpected you will find out) drop (or dollop)!
Of course the same is true (ie failing to recognise things) eg when people continue to wear their raincoats when caught out for prolonged periods eg overnight in heavy freezing rain. Water strips away heat at least twenty times more efficiently than does air (why it is often used to cool things; – think car radiators for example). In such a situation as the above this becomes a life-threatening situation which must be addressed by taking your raincoat off! And holding or securing it above you to create an air gap. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/04/01/the-raincoat-swag-and-other-mods/
02/04/2021: A Pocket History of Vaccination (with some surprises): https://www.rationaloptimist.com/blog/the-unexpected-history-vaccines/
02/04/2021: How bright they are: solar panels charging your car overnight: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/04/therapeutic-albaneses-solar-panels-charging-the-electric-car-overnight.html
No wonder that
green energy is now perceived as an existential threat to the German economy
Meanwhile, Greta Thunberg's plastic garbage filled Tesla: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8SyoRwV_To&t=62s
01/04/2021: A Good
Yarn – the Maid of
Moran is quite right about ‘going broke by being woke’ –
01/04/2021: Things you should know about Michel Foucault (since the whole world now sings to his playbook): https://moonbattery.com/michel-foucault-founding-father-of-wokism/
31/03/2021: I’m with this guy (completely). BTW His name ie Mark Dice: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4J2SZw0Fl0
31/03/2021: Forty Years Ago Today. “Honey, I forgot to duck,” he said. What a guy: https://www.foxnews.com/politics/40-years-ago-today-ronald-reagan-was-shot-outside-a-washington-hotel
And another: Maggie, the Greatest Woman of the Twentieth Century – she certainly was: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/03/24/the-greatest-woman-of-the-twentieth-century-2/ We shall not see their like again.
31/03/2021: 100 Years of the RAAF – sorry I missed this: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/03/raaf-centenary-flypast-today-in-canberra.html
30/03/2021: What sort of country is it where you are sacked for telling obvious truths: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/03/jeremy-cordeaux-sacked-for-saying-brittany-higgins-was-a-silly-girl-who-got-drunk.html
30/03/2021: CS Lewis was so insightful, predicting so much of the modern ‘woke’ movement as long ago as WW2 in his ‘Screwtape Letters’: https://townhall.com/columnists/jaredwhitley/2021/03/27/how-cs-lewis-predicted-woke-education-could-turn-democracy-into-dictatorship-n2586801?utm_source=thdailypm&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl&newsletterad=03/27/2021&bcid=575bc00128510eae2a069e63ebe3ef4d&recip=27779883
and I had the Astra-Zenika vaccine yesterday. No reactions at all so far (as
expected). Given that (eg) in the
29/03/2021: Xiaomi to launch the world's first liquid lens smartphone camera: https://newatlas.com/mobile-technology/xiaomi-mi-mix-liquid-lens/
29/03/2021: A truly great primer in economics for the layman, eg: ‘The question is not whether we wish to see everybody as well off as possible. Among men of good will such an aim can be taken for granted. The real question concerns the proper means of achieving it. And in trying to answer this we must never lose sight of a few elementary truisms. We cannot distribute more wealth than is created. We cannot in the long run pay labor as a whole more than it produces. The best way to raise wages, therefore, is to raise labor productivity.’ https://quadrant.org.au/magazine/2021/03/taxing-and-spending-and-failing/
29/03/2021: Men in Skirts: https://twitter.com/GuardianFashion/status/1374714123804569603?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1374714123804569603%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fmoonbattery.com%2F
“The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.” Marcus Aurelius, Meditations
28/03/2021: Wonnangatta Murder Mystery: Sounds like police are getting closer to solving this. They have now narrowed the suspect/s down to someone in a dual cab ute and clearly also have some phone records which will identify him/them. Apparently they have now also brought in cadaver dogs to assist with the search and have actually increased the number of detectives working on the case: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/truecrimeaustralia/police-courts/4wd-key-as-police-close-in-on-high-country-suspect/news-story/876e9df34a4a3590b9b8506c18d865dc & https://www.news.com.au/national/victoria/crime/cadaver-dogs-brought-in-to-search-for-missing-campers-russell-hill-and-carol-clay/news-story/97c9f02d82882d0eb20abf236031db4e
Previous: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/truecrimeaustralia/police-courts/drone-found-in-search-for-missing-campers-russell-hill-and-carol-clay/news-story/ae112e4e46c4d10af27164935391887c & https://www.heraldsun.com.au/truecrimeaustralia/police-courts/white-ute-remains-untraced-in-case-of-missing-campers-russell-hill-and-carol-clay/news-story/0e88d761ae1d759b592a789fb92157ad
28/03/2021: DIY Ultralight Pipe Gun: In places where they are legal people might consider making one of these eg for protection from predators of various sorts, survival situations or to secure food for the pot. They can be stowed safely in two pieces and take up very little space and weight.
When separated in its two pieces (eg in separate bags) there is very little to tell that it is a gun at all. In the one pictured below for example, if one was to weld a wheel nut sized socket on the end of the ‘handle’ I think it would pass most people’s inspection as a tool for assisting with removing flat tyres from vehicles when traveling eg around Australia.
One made in .410 gauge (which has a number of shell options including solids) would be flexible, useful, reasonably lightweight without the obvious dangers of the bigger 12 gauge brother which in many cases would be ‘overkill’ – at least for the ultralight hiker. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/03/27/diy-ultralight-pipe-gun/
28/03/2021: Now Sydney Uni wants to sack people who are ‘disrespectful’. How you would avoid this I don’t know. We were there in the early 70s when the communists were just starting to take over. They have clearly long since won. As with the ABC/SBS – and the public service in general, the communists have taken now over completely. ‘We the people’ need to sack all these folks in great numbers (say 10% per year until further notice) as they are not merely parasites on everyone but also parasites trying to control the host, not just ruin it: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/03/sydney-uni-wants-to-be-able-to-sack-disrespectful-staff/ PS: Now we have the same sort of ‘correct speech’ rubbish being insisted on in Parliament with Scott (this morning) sending his own members to ‘re-education camps’! Unbelievable.You have to be able to (give and) take the ‘rough and tumble’ boys and girls.
with military and cops everywhere the ‘great cities’ of the
27/03/2021: A Must Watch - Pat Condell on Free Speech: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epozNGNU6Yg PS: He is right about ‘common purpose’. You will be hearing more about that.
27/03/2021: Welcome to 3D Printed Houses: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/homeless-man-becomes-first-person-to-live-in-3d-printed-house-see-inside/
27/03/2021: Immigration Success Stories: “19 per cent of young people in Victorian prisons are African-‘Australians’ (despite making up less than 0.5 per cent of the state’s youth population)” https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/03/26/everything-in-moderation/
26/03/2021: Bears having fun - FF to about 1 minute in: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mm8WXtrmjjg&t=184s
26/03/2021: SpaceX's Starlink Raises Download Speed Goal From 1Gbps to 10Gbps (& Goodbye NBN): https://au.pcmag.com/networking/85130/spacexs-starlink-raises-download-speed-goal-from-1gbps-to-10gbps
And it’s not just SpaceX. NZ’s ‘Rocket Lab’ has launched 104 satellites: https://www.space.com/rocket-lab-launch-seven-satellites-march-2021
don’t want to be like ‘renewable powerhouse’ South
25/03/2021: Things you should not do at work (or anywhere else for that matter): https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/national/peta-credlin-claims-historical-gay-orgies-took-place-at-parliament-house/news-story/ca0f9e7274174706c1e9bf4115a692e8
But here we have top migrants. Keep on protecting us like this, please government: https://richardsonpost.com/harryrichardson/21096/asio-cucks-to-islam/
24/03/2021:Ultralight Tipi Design: I came across this truly brilliant small DIY tipi design over at Quest Outfitters (where they sell a kit for it for US$77.50 – Mar 2021) when I was looking to buy some other DIY supplies. I was so impressed by it I asked Nick, its inventor for permission to reproduce it here and he kindly agreed. Nick has done rather a lot more work than I began with my post Seamless Tyvek Tipi. For example he has worked out where the centre is and a method to close it properly. His website has complete instructions for making the tarp in a variety of sizes. The 9′ wide one (pictured) weighs 23 oz (655 grams) in 1.3 oz/yd2 silnylon (add floor to that) and sets up with a 6′ (1.8 metre) pole. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/03/24/nixitarp-tipi-design/
24/03/2021: Help, I lost my body. I’ll just grow a new one: https://www.popsci.com/story/animals/slugs-organisms-photosynthesis/
24/03/2021: Of course these floods are ‘unprecedented’. My memories of the 1955 Maitland floods are illusory as are those of my older relatives of the hottest years on record (by a long shot still) in the late 1930s. PS In some of the photos I can actually see some of my relatives: may aunt on the first floor verandah surrounded by floodwaters; my uncle manning a lifeboat in the main street & etc: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/03/a-taste-of-the-1955-floods-in-nsw.html
23/03/2021: Meanwhile sea shanties are (deservedly) back to Number One on the charts: https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-56463078
23/03/2021: Just because we don’t understand prehistoric ‘writing’ doesn’t mean that it wasn’t: http://www.thehistoryblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Illustration-of-engraving-phases.jpg
Parliament House boozing and swyving: When I was an employee it was a
sacking offence to be under the influence or engage in private liaisons at
work. It was not a reason to cry out, ‘
22/03/2021: While you are enjoying the floods, can I remind you that last year’s (non-record) bushfires were supposedly brought to you by ‘global warming’ – and not Dorothea Mackellar?
22/03/2021: NB: John Maynard Keynes would have been in the poor house if he had had to make a living from his economic skills: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/03/21/keynesian-malpractice-started-early/
21/03/2021: The Nazi-Fighting Women of the Jewish Resistance: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/18/opinion/sunday/Jewish-women-Nazi-fighters.html
21/03/2021: A great article on the ‘new’ totalitarianism. This is not ‘The Black Death’. Consider this important point for example, ‘Health Minister Greg Hunt has stated on 20 February 2021 that “the world is engaged in the largest clinical trial; the largest global vaccination trial ever”. This is correct. We only have emergency use authorisation for the vaccines. This means they must be used only for a serious or life-threatening illness where it is reasonable to believe that the vaccine is effective and its benefits outweigh any risks, and when there are no adequate approved, alternative medical countermeasures. The primary endpoint for these vaccine trials has been PCR-confirmed symptomatic covid-19. Many experts believe that these studies should have examined whether the vaccine prevents frail elderly people from dying, something also not possible to determine from the studies given their small sample size in this age cohort.’ https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/03/20/political-resistance-to-totalitarian-policies/
21/03/2021: ‘The Last Assassin: The Hunt for the Killers of Julius Caesar’. Sounds like a good read. Somehow one forgets that the motivation (al la Shakespeare) for the assassination was to prevent the creation of an emperor. That worked out well. I guess you might think similarly that the motivation for the Russian revolution was the creation of a better society: https://strategypage.com/bookreviews/2159
20/03/2021: Just how long will it be before the predators work out how to scam the Sexual Consent App? https://nationalpost.com/news/world/australia-proposes-app-to-document-sexual-consent-but-experts-say-it-misinterprets-the-circumstances-of-sexual-abuse
20/03/2021: Let’s forget those big batteries and just build some new HELE or Thorium generators please: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/03/19/craig-brooking-michael-bowden-guest-post-firming-re-power-with-batteries/
Chinese military machine is primed for world hegemony but will the regime
simply collapse like the
19/03/2021: The past continues to give up its secrets: https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/israel-finds-2000-yr-old-biblical-manuscripts-662148
19/03/2021: Moby Dick might have been quite devious after all: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/mar/17/sperm-whales-in-19th-century-shared-ship-attack-information?fbclid=IwAR20F1LOWFBFzHKENoJ-eZmDFgpY4TJX7P8LzJjRsQUvZMY1o4j1EFIvBXQ
19/03/2021: Well done once again One Nation: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/03/great-work-from-malcolm-roberts-and-pauline-hanson-senate-votes-to-confirm-use-of-proper-english-lan.html
18/03/2021: Wilderness Hut: I am so glad there are others who are also not wholly smitten by the ‘leave no trace’ religion. In any number of unlikely places over the years I have come across ingeniously constructed huts and fishing/hunting camps sprinkled (without eg Government or Parks Vic’s blessing or knowledge) throughout our wonderful Victorian mountains.
These are not the (official) huts that ‘everyone’ knows about – and which even appear on maps – like the one at Black Snake Creek on the Wonnangatta River which is nearly a hundred years old now (constructed by the last resident of that 1930’s gold mining town, Harry Gee).
The huts I am speaking of were constructed with great effort and skill away from vehicular access, and usually well camouflaged so that they are not readily found by aerial searches. If a hut is only around 10′ x 10′ (or less) – adequate for comfy shelter for (say) four people on a winter’s night, and has been blotch-painted, it is extremely hard to find on Google Earth – even when you know exactly where it is. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/03/18/wilderness-hut/
18/03/2021: Our education system is a mess. Naplan was the single Gillard achievement I supported but it has been gutted by the trendies. Vast amounts of cash wasted on useless years of ‘schooling’ without improving actual education which is now worse than it was when my parents were at school in the 1920s: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/03/17/education-cover-up/
18/03/2021: Sometimes you have doubts about your own child raising. Who really is the child abuser here: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/03/activist-attacked-streets-montreal-campaigning-giving-puberty-blockers-children/ & https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/03/horror-father-faces-arrest-jail-time-trying-stop-doctors-transitioning-middle-school-daughter-boy-video/ & Wow: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/03/wth-8-year-old-social-media-star-dating-13-year-old-influencer-moms-blessing/
18/03/2021: Harrison Bergeron is coming to a town near you: https://lawliberty.org/harrison-bergerons-equitable-tyranny/
15/03/2021: My Octopus Teacher – worth a look: https://www.netflix.com/au/title/81045007
15/03/2021: If this is happening in a democracy imagine what it will be like under Chinese rule: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/03/two-years-uk-testing-new-globalist-surveillance-technology-tracks-stores-web-browsing-every-british-citizen/
15/03/2021: I said it weeks ago, but WA has proved me right: conservatives must stop following commies down their rat holes: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/03/13/aussie-green-conservative-leader-obliterated-in-state-election/
14/03/2021: Windy Old Weather: 'Windy Old Weather'. I guess you have all heard the old sea shanty at one time or another and you know the refrain, 'When the wind blows, We'll all go together'.
If you are high on some solitary mountain top in the Victorian Alps and a 'Southerly Buster' comes rolling in off the Bight, or you are hiking the South Coast Track on the bottom of Tassie in the 'Roaring Forties' it is all too likely your tent will disappear into the night like the Cheshire Cat's smile. There are ways to avoid this. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/03/14/windy-old-weather/
14/03/2021: Astonishing: Chopping wood without arms – no NDIS for him I suspect: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTuMkLwxm-U
14/03/2021: A Terrifying Eye Opener: ‘There is nor flying hence nor tarrying here. I gin to be aweary of the sun, And wish the estate o' the world were now undone.’ (Macbeth, Act 5, Scene 5) Understanding Nihilism: ‘At the core of totalitarian thought and behavior is the practice of forfeiting personhood to a consecrated idea. When a society elevates the idea above the sanctity of individual life, citizens suffer abuse, coercion, violence, and pain. Millions die because political idolatry presupposes perpetual human sacrifice.’ https://www.tabletmag.com/sections/history/articles/anna-geifman-russian-revolution
13/03/2021: Amazing drone footage inside a bowling alley: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgS54fqKxf0&t=87s
13/03/2021: Clearly we need Orcas, not Barracudas. This costly mistake needs to be ended forthwith: https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/qed/2021/03/our-unstoppable-cane-toad-class-submarines/ The biggest ‘elephant’ is the enormous expansion of the Chinese military – especially its navy. Now almost larger than the combined fleets of the rest of the world – and you didn’t think there was going to be a World War 3?
13/03/2021: Ancient Greek Antikythera ‘computer’ decoded: https://www.theguardian.com/science/2021/mar/12/scientists-move-closer-to-solving-mystery-of-antikythera-mechanism?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other
12/03/2021: An Ultralight Hammock: You can now make a hammock which weighs (well) under 150 grams including suspensions system! Given that you can also make a hammock tarp which weighs less than this (too) including tie-outs and pegs, (so a total carry weight of sub 300 grams!) you should seriously consider hammocking as an option, or at least as an alternative choice to your tent when you fail to find a suitable tent site at the end of a long day.
This is particularly apposite (in forested areas obviously) when you can expect very wet conditions (as in Fiordland). If you are unable to camp on the ground, you will be in very serious trouble indeed (there) if you only have a ten or tarp. People die. Be warned. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/03/12/an-ultralight-hammock/
12/03/2021: Remember Gulliver
encountering this guy, ‘He had been eight years upon a project for extracting
sunbeams out of cucumbers, which were to be put in vials
hermetically sealed, and let out to warm the air in raw inclement summers’?
12/03/2021: The new censorship method. I must say I have already experienced this –indeed the whole cancel culture phenomenon is seriously worrying: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/03/upper-class-copying-censorship-tactics-from-china/
12/03/2021: What was it all about?
11/03/2021: The burger goes the way of the dodo? Maybe, ‘They’re aren’t eating or drinking this stuff because they like it but because their cult tells them to.’ Exactly. Yesterday I was standing behind a loud customer at the garage who loudly declaimed he wanted a cheese and spinach ‘pie’ because he ‘is a vegetarian’ – so ‘cheese is made from vegetables now? And no calves need die either? ‘None so pure as the pure in heart’ https://www.thepiratescove.us/2021/03/08/ny-times-wonders-if-the-burger-is-nearing-extinction/
11/03/2021: Imagine spending $5000 a month to live in a tent, or paying someone
$5,000 a month to do so: https://moonbattery.com/san-francisco-homeless-tents-cost-5121-per-month/
Well what about the
11/03/2021: Interesting times:
10/03/2021: Megan: https://twitter.com/i/status/1368339538473582595
10/03/2021: Do Complex Numbers Exist? As you can see it is not just ‘moral philosophers’ and counter culture warriors who argue about such minutiae: https://backreaction.blogspot.com/2021/03/do-complex-numbers-exist.html
10/03/2021: We can already measure the effect of the welfare state on intelligence. It was clear to me back when Hayden decided to introduce the ‘supporting mother’s pension’ which was followed by a rush of state-fathered children from young women who would have struggled to find any worthwhile husband that what would ensue would be an increase in children of lower intelligence. Meanwhile smarter women were forced into the workforce (partly to support this army of state-supported ‘wives’) and so were able to afford fewer children. This has been going on for three generations now. Is it any wonder that general intelligence has declined by over 10%? As I have reflected before ‘welfare’ is not an act of kindness. The time will come when those so produced and supported can no longer be supported by the productive members of society. No amount of ‘education’ or ‘welfare’ spending can prevent this. First of all the money simply has to come from somewhere. Finally there will be an awful ‘re-balancing’. Evolution is not kind. https://pjmedia.com/columns/david-solway-2/2021/02/10/the-decline-of-intelligence-in-the-west-n1424731
10/03/2021: So much for a ‘dead reef’. Things look different if you take a closer look: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/03/07/who-ate-the-green-plate/
09/03/2021: Not their drone: https://www.news.com.au/national/victoria/news/drone-not-linked-to-missing-victorian-campers-russell-hill-and-carol-clay/news-story/f59c354b073cc90ead926620d417e119 & https://www.9news.com.au/national/carol-clay-russell-hill-car-sought-by-police-in-relation-to-missing-campers-victoria/e7007480-488d-4931-beac-41637645d072
09/03/2021: Have to listen to the UN: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/03/03/united-nations-demands-an-end-to-solar-panels-and-wind-turbines/
09/03/2021: Ivermectin works against Covid: https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0247163
yet the FDA (in the
09/03/2021: This should be graven in stone above every
school portal: ‘Every politically
controlled educational system will inculcate the doctrine of state supremacy
sooner or later. . . . Once that doctrine has been accepted, it becomes an
almost superhuman task to break the stranglehold of the political power over
the life of the citizen. It has had his body, property and mind in its clutches
from infancy. An octopus would sooner release its prey. A tax-supported,
compulsory educational system is the complete model of the totalitarian state.’
Isabel Paterson, The God of the Machine (1943). An interesting point and one
which our leftist teachers and journalists labor (sic) to cement. However, the
more you insist on a thing, the more you create the desire to rebel. Enquiry
(and enterprise) are not yet vanished from the earth. For too many generations
the public has been gulled into thinking government is the solution to every
problem rather than its cause. The (relative) size and domination of government
has grown apace. A couple of generations ago it was at around 10% of the
economy, a point already beyond necessity and from which it should not have
been allowed to expand
08/03/2021: Trouble With Water Filters: I have learned this about water filters. When your need is greatest they do not filter water! This is a serious problem!
My late uncle Ken Jones used always to wear a felt hat (as did his father George – and so on no doubt into the mists of time). This was a certainly sound practice and I may have Della making me some to my own design (she is a master/mistress feltmaker).
He used always to place his hat upside down into a muddy puddle using it to filter the worst of the muck then drink from the inside of the hat. At least you get a drink.
A water filter blocks almost immediately if the water is at all muddy – so if it is really only good for filtering tap water, what good is it really?
You need to make use of some sort of garment like this as my uncle/grandfather used to do. Perhaps collecting the water then pouring it though the garment filter a number of times until it is suitable for the water filter (or just for drinking)! Mind you I have drunk black water many times and I am not dead (yet)!'
Yes, this is absolutely true, your 'wonderful' Sawyer Mini or Katahdin etc water filter will block up almost instantly if you are in dire need and must filter really muddy water such as that from a sambar wallow, animal soak, or roadside puddle etc and you will gain no drinkable water at all from it.
It will work well in filtering crystal clear tap or
stream water should you think you need to. Many people do not, including
myself. It could be useful in removing eg viruses from questionable water
sources in rural
A (wool) felt beret or beanie on the other hand will keep you head nice and warm on a cold night and also make a rather nasty puddle into something which is fit to drink. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/03/08/trouble-with-water-filters/
08/03/2021: Wonnangatta Breakthrough? https://7news.com.au/news/missing-person/drone-found-during-search-for-missing-campers-russell-hill-and-carol-clay-in-victoria-c-2307626?fbclid=IwAR37JPvYQDaKzztKBi-cQfC4kus0Kk9WT_uXlKhw3n8DQk8A3coLxI2wAjY
08/03/2021: Was Covid testing actually about DNA screening the entire population: https://thenationalpulse.com/exclusive/bgi-genomics-gates-foundation-collab/
08/03/2021: Arizona tries to get to the bottom of its voter fraud (which saw a voter turn-out of 105% you may remember) but lots of shredding and other shenanigans are preventing disclosure: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/03/breaking-exclusive-ballots-arizonas-maricopa-county-found-shredded-dumpster-days-senate-audit-begin/ & https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/03/breaking-exclusive-early-indications-ballots-found-shredded-maricopa-county-dumpster-completed-ballots-2020-election/ & https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/03/past-week-maricopa-county-board-supervisors-unilaterally-loaded-ballots-onto-trucks-stored-open-warehouse-ignoring-proper-safeguarding-controls/ & https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/03/finding-shredded-ballots-dumpster-earlier-today-mysterious-fire-breaks-maricopa-county-officials-farm/ And where is the FBI in all this?
08/03/2021: BLM are stupid:
07/03/2021: The bank robber's perfect getaway vehicle - a 75 mph scooter: https://escooternerds.com/fastest-electric-scooters/?fbclid=IwAR1Nb6G4ZiGh7lIS9bUAbswKXcZglhOF2oGMXR9IB6ENsmxsDnqa_nA9wBM
07/03/2021: How do you extinguish a lithium battery fire? You Don’t. Great idea: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/03/04/how-do-you-extinguish-a-lithium-battery-fire/
07/03/2021: Of course, why didn’t I think of that: Academics called breastfeeding 'ethically problematic' because it endorses 'gender roles’. Their view is gaining traction: https://www.campusreform.org/article?id=16833
06/03/2021: Wonnangatta Murder Update: A reader has alerted me to this new ‘documentary’ which you my or may not have caught. You can watch it for free by creating an account at the link/s: https://9now.nine.com.au/60-minutes/60-minutes-under-investigation-where-are-carol-clay-and-russell-hill/dfcacbb3-7507-4cd6-aa43-078d242c94a0 & https://www.9now.com.au/under-investigation/2021/episode-1
As with much of the earlier reporting
this one also illustrates the poor quality of journalism in
This does re-introduce the possibility of one of them having been accidentally shot by ‘yahoo’’ spotlighters who then shot the other one to conceal their crime then disposed of the bodies and burned their camp (for like reason). As I said earlier, for this to have happened there would have to have been two perpetrators (one driving the car, handling the lights, the other with the gun).
If only one person, then the person would have realised they were seeing a human in the time between seeing the ‘eyes’ and stopping the car/picking up the gun. Two people would also make it easier to heft the bodies (so a tray truck could be involved).
I still think this is unlikely as surely there were other people within heaing of gunshot/s who would have by now reported same to police so that we would have heard of shooting/s.
The programme makes much of a ‘cowboy figure’ who was involved in the search (wearing a Stetson and leather soled boots no less!) This person reports having found a beheaded deer carcass within 50 metres of Russell’s camp (and ‘many’ others) which was ‘less than two days old’
But ‘his’ search took place a week after their disappearance! If it was shot after the couple disappeared that would be a surprise! If before, then it would not have been ‘fresh’ and would have been thoroughly eaten by wild dogs etc.
This person also claims to have talked to ‘a blackberry sprayer’ who ‘saw’ Russell’s drone flying over their own camp on the Friday ‘night’. This would be interesting ‘new’ evidence if true, but it is highly questionable. For a start police would have certainly mentioned this ‘fact’ much earlier.
Mind you, if it is true it might indicate that Russell realised he had been followed and wanted to get a look at his follower. Suspicion might re-focus on the ‘Button Man’ if this were the case, but I suspect the ‘evidence’ is pretty thin.
The programme also claimed that Russell had camped at ths spot ‘a week before’ and had intimate knowledge of the valley (even having built the Zeka track) but earlier reporting explained how Russell had radioed his friend before he drove into the valley for instructions about how to get there, and claimed that he had (likely) camped at the Crossroads the week before and also the night before.
The ‘cowboy’ further claimed that Russell and Carol’s cards (not credit cards or money) had been taken out of their wallets and scattered around in the car and that the car was left locked and that the keys were missing. Earlier reporting however said that the keys were in the vehicle.
This report claimed that Russell’s elastic-sided boots and both ‘sleeping bags’ were missing as well as the previously mentioned phones and drone. This would be new and interesting/puzzling ‘evidence’ if it had the slightest chance of being true. Goodness only knows.
The ‘forensic fire’ expert and the ex-detective were absolutely hopeless. For example, the former claimed to have examined the flammability of the tent etc and claimed that it would not have continued burning unless there was an accelerant (something police had already given an opinion about), but he missed the obvious fact that the fly had burned away completely in the air even scorching the side of the car where it was tied but not the ground beneath – clearly without an accelerant!
As for the detective, he let the ‘cowboy’ tell of a nearby camper who was allegedly overflown by a drone, then speculate about the couple having been shot by deer hunters though the ‘neighbour’ failed to notice that fairly obvious (loud) fact! Really, the people who put this show together were simply idiots. They do not even seem to have bothered to have read previous accounts and police reports about the incident. They have just decided to try to create something out of nothing.
Unfortunately I do not think the programme adds anything to our knowledge of this mystery. I sill think a careful search (on foot) of the strip of bush within fifty yards of all the tracks leading out of the valley needs to be undertaken (if it has not been already). This might find items of clothing which would lead to scattered remains. It is unlikely though that even finding the bodies now would point us to the perpetrator/s.
This double murder may go down in history as just as unsolved as the two which took place at (nearly) the same spot a hundred years before. The previous murder may even be the biggest clue to this particular mystery. Five police are apparently still working full-time on the case. Older, more baffling cases than this have eventually been solved. People often slip up or blab for example.
06/03/2021: And you think we have bushfires today? On the graphs here the present (left hand side) is nothing compared with 4,000 years ago. No wonder the megafauna were wiped out: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/03/massive-fires-far-worse-4000-years-ago-in-northern-australia/
06/03/2021: The ‘stolen generations’ myth is such nonsense – how come no-one (particularly aboriginals) noticed it at the time it was allegedly happening: https://quadrant.org.au/magazine/2021/03/cancelling-australian-history/
06/03/2021: Most of the human story is underneath the sea – like these amazing caves: https://notesonliberty.com/2021/03/04/cave-paintings-and-elementary-science-2/
05/03/2021: A longship twice as long as Colombus’s tub
05/03/2021: Starship X: All that success, and then disaster: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/breaking-space-x-starship-10-sticks-the-landing/
04/03/2021: Back from the Dead. I never thought I would see my father (who died when I was 13, long before there were videos) ever smile again, but here he is. The world is an amazing place. Try it yourself: https://blog.myheritage.com/2021/02/new-animate-the-faces-in-your-family-photos/
Original Photo for comparison:
PS: I have had to turn this into a small GIF to post it here, but on my home computer it is a beautifully clear full screen moving picture. Utterly astonishing.
04/03/2021: New techniques will continue to open ‘boxes’ which are closed to us now (eg the ‘animated faces’ I posted about a couple of days ago), and now this: http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/60881
04/03/2021: I think Dick the Butcher had it about right: From Henry VI, part 2, Act 4, Scene 2:
Be brave, then; for your captain is brave, and vows
reformation. There shall be in
halfpenny loaves sold for a penny: the three-hooped
pot; shall have ten hoops and I will make it felony
to drink small beer: all the realm shall be in
common; and in
grass: and when I am king, as king I will be,--
God save your majesty!
I thank you, good people: there shall be no money;
all shall eat and drink on my score; and I will
apparel them all in one livery, that they may agree
like brothers and worship me their lord.
The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers.
Nay, that I mean to do. Is not this a lamentable
thing, that of the skin of an innocent lamb should
be made parchment? that parchment, being scribbled
o'er, should undo a man? Some say the bee stings:
but I say, 'tis the bee's wax; for I did but seal
once to a thing, and I was never mine own man
since. How now! who's there?’
04/03/2021: Christian Porter: The (real) law has dealt with the matter. The case is closed: https://michaelsmithnews.typepad.com/.a/6a0177444b0c2e970d027880193ad8200d-pi The same cannot be said of Shorten’s (alleged) rape of Kathy Sherriff!
03/03/2021: Worth knowing: T-rex would need to consume @ one ten year old child per day in order to survive. I'm sure we have all known at least one of the latter who would best be utilised in this way (Think: little brother/sister!) Alternatively each T-rex would need about 80 Big Macs, so even a small town could support a few: http://what-if.xkcd.com/78/
03/03/2021: Clearly time we all chose to be aborigine (as I have long advocated) and so completely end this racial divide. Clearly there are many people who have already made this lifestyle choice: https://www.geelongadvertiser.com.au/news/opinion/andrew-bolt-its-time-to-choose-your-identity/news-story/1548ca18118198dfa7ba54c56b9bd259
of the CO2 increase over the last decade came from
the Fun – no licence required (in the
02/03/2021: You worry about the redback on the toilet seat – this woman was bitten on the arse by a bear in the dunny: https://www.wtxl.com/news/national-news/alaska-woman-using-outhouse-attacked-by-bear-from-below
02/03/2021: Do you hate ‘diversity’ too – I know I do: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bjcCwWnUsE&feature=emb_title
01/03/2021: Happy Trails: Thanks to reader Normand for this suggestion: People often ask when I am going to start making versions of my DIY tents for sale, and the answer remains, ‘How long is a piece of string?’
It is hard to get into a completely new enterprise post-70. If there is someone out there who wants to partner with me in the development and marketing of some of my ‘inventions’ (and take the lion’s share of the rewards) please get in contact.
Meanwhile, Normand’s suggestion for a similar tent to some of mine is the excellent firm Appy Trails Lightweight Tents who offer some very economical lightweight shelters though these do not double as hammock shelters as my Deer Hunter’s tent #2, Grey Flyer and 10 x 10 Tarp do.
However, they are available right now from US$39.95 (tarp tent) & US$99/95 3 Person Tent. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/02/28/happy-trails/
01/03/2021: Wow! Haircut Using Chainsaw: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fToKIr0RAY&feature=emb_title
01/03/2021: The Great
Greening Continues – up 10% so far this century. The Sahara alone added 700,000
square kilometres of new vegetation (ie three
01/03/2021: A frightening thing if we are also so divided that there is no common ground. I suspect this us so. The Left’s world view and agenda is just completely different.: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/02/herding-the-democrat-school-of-fish-toward-civil-war/
colossal pandemic, only hardly anyone died. Peter Smith takes a look at the
Maths. Turns out in the
Proof Testing: My Kevlar
skid pad canoe repairs on a delightful overnight trip on a couple of
beautiful warm days with abundant water from
28/02/2021: Before Ernie Dingo invented ‘Welcome to Country’ the normal practice amongst aboriginal groups was wife swapping – perhaps we should re-introduce this? You start first: https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/bennelong-papers/2021/02/welcome-to-country-bogus-but-preferable/
28/02/2021: The F-35 debacle. Maybe we shouldn’t have bought in to them? As for the subs, forget it: https://www.trtworld.com/magazine/us-admits-f-35-failed-to-replace-f-16-as-planned-needs-new-fighter-jet-44483
Freddie could see we have not been told ‘the truth’ about Covid, but this
evidence of its development going back to 2014 (and US involvement) as well as
the development of a vaccine (by Moderna in 2019) even before the release of
the virus is deeply unsettling. Clearly Covid was/is a biological weapon
which has been released under the aegis of the CCP (but with connivance of its
‘running dogs’ in the West – eg the Democrats) whose purpose has been to
destroy capitalism (and especially Donald Trump). We have so far still failed
to see the true extent of this wickedness (and if Tech Giant censorship
continues we may
Meanwhile, The medical case for Ivormectin and Hydroxychloroquine – when will the government let up and allow people to be saved. There is solid research evidence from multiple studies and support from a horde of eminent epidemiologists: https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/qed/2021/02/the-tga-a-suitable-case-for-treatment/
Cheap supplements like Vitamin B6 may save lots of lives too: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/02/vitamin-b6-may-reduce-the-cytokine-storms-of-covid/#more-76255
27/02/2021: Gerber Folding Machete: The Gerber Folding Machete. What a brilliant idea! Length 15.1 in -38 cm (unfolded - about half that folded) Weight 18 oz around 500 grams. You can chop, split or shave with it, and it fits comfortably and safely in your pack (or on your hip via the included pouch) US$139 (Feb 2021).
It is probably not a replacement for the World's Greatest Machete for serious track clearing (or this beauty) but it is awesome and handy. You really need to carry a fixed blade of some sort for splitting woods to Light a Fire in the Wet - a point I have made many times before. If you have no other source of water, you need a hatchet or similar cutting tool to get at standing wood in saplings (See Hatchet). This may be your perfect survival tool. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/02/27/gerber-folding-machete/
27/02/2021: About ‘critical race theory’. (Some folks struggle to even belong to the human race): https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/02/26/but-we-did-invent-hamburgers-pizza-and-doughnuts/
27/02/2021: About historic and hysteric ‘rape’ allegations. Bringing such allegations in a timely manner (ie when the alleged offecnces occurred) and to the proper authorities (eg the police) so that a thorough, balanced and forensic examination of the evidence can occur (to the advantage of both players in the drama) is surely the central issue. The further in the past such ‘incidents’ are said to have occurred the more chance there is of their being spurious (as in the Pell case), and needlessly waste valuable time, money and damage reputations. When large amounts of alcohol are involved and the ‘victim’ can’t even remember whether they ‘consented’ at the time, the issue is absurd. Don’t put yourself in such situations. If you do, wear the consequences. Frankly I feel that people who have been proven to have brought false allegations of this kind (as shown by the proven innocence of the alleged perpetrator) should suffer a reciprocal punishment, eg perjury. Scurrilous journalists such as Louise Milligan who so wrongly demonised Pell should also suffer some recriminations. She has again begun a (32 year old) witch hunt instigated (allegedly) by an (anonymous) dead woman who may well have been mentally unbalanced against a cabinet minister – a case which cannot be brought by the police. Really? If a court can not be the arbiter, I don’t believe Ms Milligan should be permitted to be. Understand this, I am not in favour of rape: indeed I am in favour of the death penalty for just such ‘beasts’, but there must be clear proof.
26/02/2021: It had to come: Woman marries Herself. (Probably lucky to find someone who would have her): https://moonbattery.com/life-coach-marries-herself/
26/02/2021: Thousands of images from Mars: https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/multimedia/images/
26/02/2021: Surfing With Goats: https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2021-02-06/surf-like-a-goat-at-the-san-clemente-pier
26/02/2021: Time to read this book I think (just check out the contents page – I suspect you will agree) ‘Too Soon Old, Too Late Smart: Thirty True Things You Need to Know Now’ by Dr. Gordon Livingston: https://www.amazon.com/Too-Soon-Old-Late-Smart/dp/1569243735#reader_1569243735
the lunatics are in charge of the asylum: ‘We should be outraged that somebody
is talking to a 3-year-old about changing their sex’. (
Skid Pads : O
Just like everyone else my only experience of fibreglassing is in filling a few rust holes in old bomb cars over the years, but I was ‘willing to give it a go’. The result works even if it is not pretty. I can see ways that I can improve, and with fibreglass you can always come back and add another layer, or more resin, which this job needs. It also encourages me to try a bigger project some time (such as a complete canoe – who knows? Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/02/25/kevlar-skid-pads/
25/02/2021: A True Connoisseur: This guy uses ‘high tech’ to skal a jug of beer quicker than Bob Hawke: https://old.reddit.com/r/holdmybeer/comments/ljimdp/hmb_while_i_test_out_my_new_power_straw/
25/02/2021: Facebook ups the ante on internet censorship. I do not think ‘the problem’ is fixable under Biden et al. It may well come to MeWe and the like too. Welcome to the Brave New World where even Newsweek is considered seditious (and any discussion of eg Covid or Fauci will have you in Facebook gaol): https://rosebyanyothernameblog.wordpress.com/2021/02/23/totalitarian-censorship/
PS: Fauci is clearly a megalomaniac: https://twitter.com/MattWalshBlog/status/1364279060512333836
25/02/2021: Has the West Already Fallen? You should read these two articles: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/02/the-disinformation-campaign-about-disinformation/ & https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/02/warning-america-four-steps-marxist-takeover-activated-2020/
24/02/2021: On Horseback Among the Eagle Hunters and Herders of the Mongolian Altai: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/22/travel/mongolia-eagle-hunters.html?referringSource=articleShare
24/02/2021: Just a reminder, they hanged General Tomoyuki 75 years ago for ‘command responsibility’ for war crimes which took place under his watch. This has been the legal situation ever since, yet our leaders always seem to try to ‘dodge the bullet’. Always someone else’s fault! https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/02/otd-75-years-ago-japanese-general-tomoyuki-yamashita-hanged-for-command-responsibility-for-war-crime.html
23/02/2021: Thoughts from 2013 - just as relevant today, alas! Apartheid #5: ‘A touch of the tar-brush’ folks used to say of this ‘coz’ or that – or eg an uncle of mine still lost at Fromelles - just to emphasize their dusky hue - but to imply no such racial slur (or mercenary claim) as may be presupposed today. Folks back then supposed it would be extremely unlikely if we hadn’t almost all picked up the odd gene or two from Oz’s original inhabitants in the course of two and a quarter centuries of mingling on the same soil. Likely this remains true for most - and highlights the mockery of those who stress that ancestry above all others, and also place it ahead of their allegiance to be Australian – something which we (rightly) expect and receive from most recently arrived immigrants and certainly from first generation Aussies, but for some reason sadly there remain some who after 225 years still don’t want to be Australians, though they are all too happy to take our hand-outs! (On ‘welfare’ for 200 years and still believing a debt exists!) The claim of ‘aboriginality’ is at best weird racist drivel; at worst it is much more sinister - akin only (in my experience) to the Nazis’ insistence on being Aryan. Naturally I expected that my Family History research would turn up a plethora of aboriginal ancestors given how dark a number of my relatives were – and how my dear old mum took it for granted (and in her stride – as you always did back then), but it turns out most of these darker hued cousins, uncles, aunts etc I have been able to trace spring from a French Great-Grandfather (Marius Sanlaville) who a cousin of my father once said had been known as the ‘negro Frenchman.’ Given that his (paternal) ancestors were in Lyon back in the C13th (one having even been commemorated as mayor back then), clearly the ‘negro’ ancestry must have come in the maternal line somewhere, somewhen back in France (It would have been diluted too much to still show after seven centuries). Of course I wasn’t going to make any citizenship claims or such based on my one-eighth French ancestry nor plead any land rights etc based on this one maternal presumably ‘negro’ ancestor either, (maybe from one of the French Caribbean colonies?) It is all just part of the interesting hodge-podge mix of who we are. Over-riding it all in importance is who we are AS human beings ie: do we pull our weight, do we ‘eat what is set before us’, are we as ‘good as our word,’ do we ‘expect nothing and give all’, do we do ‘a fair day’s work for a fair day’s pay’, do we believe ‘my country over all,’ do we ‘give the shirt off our backs’, do we disdain a handout, & etc…Think on it!
22/02/2021: Khoresh: foods I have never tasted: https://www.tabletmag.com/sections/food/articles/khoresh-stew-unites-iranian-jewish-expatriates
22/02/2021: Ending Racist Maths - Objectiviity and the concept of a ‘right answer’ are just so white supremacist: https://coyoteblog.com/coyote_blog/2021/02/are-the-woke-a-false-flag-operation-of-white-supremacists.html & Why Maths is racist: ‘I suppose it would be possible to come up with a better plan to destroy black academic performance than by telling black students not to worry about getting the right answer to a math problem, but I can’t think what it would be’ https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2021/02/why-math-is-racist.php
22/02/2021: Facebook chooses not to censor pedophiles. Whose side are they on: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/02/20/the-government-demands-to-share-platform-with-pedophiles/
22/02/2021: A Magnetic Field Flip 42,000 years ago was cataclysmic – and it could happen again anytime: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/02/extinction-level-event-42000-years-ago-earths-magnetic-field-shrank-to-nothing/
Thomas Reading ‘A Child’s Christmas in
Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc ('after this, therefore because of this’) is the form
of a famous logical fallacy that once anyone who gained a formal education
would have known to avoid. Today, despite an enormous increase in the quantity
of schooling the quality of education is abysmal so that practically no-one
appreciates logic any more. But let me take a case in point. You might have
recently (9/02) noticed a post of mine about the quantity of ‘warming’ revealed
by the satellite records ie .12C altogether in just under 50 years with an error
bar of probably a little greater than that. That is zero warming over a period
of fifty years. This is the totality of so-called ‘global warming. We also have
‘data’ that shows the level of CO2 in the atmosphere has increased during that
time from an infinitesimal amount to a slightly larger infinitesimal amount
(300-350 parts per million!) As an aside we also know that the human created
(anthropocentric) percentage of that CO2 has remained pretty much unchanged
since it was first measurable (c 70 years ago) at about 3%. That is 97% of the
CO2 is ‘natural’ – so that there is little or anything we can do about it, save
‘lay back and think of
21/02/2021: Having Neanderthal Ancestors offers Covid Protection: I guess they just don’t want to tell us that having red/blonde hair and blue eyes protects from Covid. Might be racist or something: https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/other/539323-genetic-mutation-inherited-from-neanderthals-could-help-protect?amp
21/02/2021: Climate forecasters are completely unable to predict the weather one month or three months ahead (even when just betting on ‘the average’ would have them right 90% of the time) yet we are expected to act when they make idiotic predictions about the weather one hundred years hence – as if anyone could ‘get it wrong’ by making any centennial predictions as no-one alive will be around then to naysay them! https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/02/19/friday-funny-nature-makes-a-mockery-of-month-ahead-model-forecasts/
crops of purple skinned, yellow-fleshed prunes had been steadily diminishing until a couple of weeks ago a wind bought down half of the tree, leaving only a small portion of rotted trunk and associated limbs behind.
We have yet to remove the debris, but as the plums on the fallen branches were ready for picking I was able to get a reasonable harvest as the whole crop was within my reach for once! No doubt the birds felt cheated by my advantage. Usually we just eat what we can manage fresh, but this year's haul made me think of drying the prunes. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/02/22/prunes/
18/02/2021: Suffer the little children. It must never happen again: http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/60759
18/02/2021: It’s OK to commit rape if you are from the Labor Party: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/02/17/feminist-tub-thumpers-to-the-rescue/ & https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/02/kathy-sherriffs-statement-and-the-new-victorian-trial-laws-which-should-result-in-a-rape-trial-for-b.html & https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/02/will-the-prime-minister-accept-kathy-sherriffs-offer-to-be-a-part-of-this-process.html
18/02/2021: Now watch carefully: this is how you do it: https://www.breitbart.com/asia/2021/02/16/accidental-blast-bomb-making-class-kills-30-taliban/
17/02/2021: One can only hope they gave him no pain killers: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/02/nsw-coroner-passes-on-sincere-and-respectful-condolences-to-ivan-milats-family-for-their-loss.html
17/02/2021: ‘There ain’t no ticks like poly-ticks. Bloodsuckers all!’ Davy Crockett.
17/02/2021: Long since time to end the Covid lunacy we should never have fallen for in the first place – even where countries basically did nothing, in real terms basically no-one died, so why the huge costs to freedom and the economy: https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/qed/2021/02/the-covid-normal-notion-of-liberty/ & https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/02/16/covid-and-the-political-economy-of-mass-hysteria/
17/02/2021: Lord Monckton is such a breath of fresh air, and so profoundly literate. To read his article this morning is just such a delight. Eg ‘It is the mission of the scientist to gaze at the universe, from the tiniest particle to the vastest galaxy, and to say, “I wonder!” and then “I wonder?” For the true scientist is in awe of the beauty and intricacy and simplicity and complexity of all that he observes; but above all he is incurably curious about it.
A real university, then, fosters not automatic and unthinking adherence to some drab, dreich, transiently-fashionable totalitarian orthodoxy that in all material respects flies artfully in the face of the data, the facts and the scientific method, but the greatest of all the charisms of the true scientist – eternally-unsatisfied curiosity.
Curiosity is the signature of the libertarian mind: with Pontius Pilate, the real scientist asks the question of all questions: Quid est veritas? “What is the truth?”’ https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/02/16/the-vice-that-is-virtue-signaling/
vast crowds turning out for President Trump but no-one for Biden – where did
all his voters come from: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/02/wow-half-million-patriots-watch-trump-celebration-west-palm-beach-florida-rsbn/ I hear he may run for Congress in 2022 and
16/02/2021: Extraordinary stuff: Did Fauci create the coronavirus: https://nypost.com/2020/04/29/dr-fauci-backed-controversial-wuhan-lab-studying-coronavirus/ & https://richardsonpost.com/howellwoltz/20543/peruvian-court-rules-gates-soros-and-rockefellers-created-coronovirus/ & Why has India’s Covid epidemic crashed: https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2021/02/01/962821038/the-mystery-of-indias-plummeting-covid-19-cases Wuhan bat cages: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9257413/Secret-bat-cages-Wuhan-lab-researchers-planned-breed-animals-virus-experiments.html Still not sure what vaccine to get: https://childrenshealthdefense.org/defender/pfizer-moderna-vaccines-long-term-chronic-illness/ & https://healthimpactnews.com/2021/cdc-witholding-information-1170-dead-following-covid-injections-almost-twice-as-many-deaths-as-found-in-vaers/ & https://principia-scientific.com/uk-government-releases-shocking-report-on-covid-vaccine-side-effects/
15/02/2021: Duh! Of course it will. All the more reason to have your cheap effective treatments available in the fridge/cupboard for when you eventually do get it: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/doctors-warn-covid-will-become-endemic-and-people-need-to-learn-to-live-with-it/ar-BB1dCMBV?ocid=msedgntp Better than this: Covid Loneliness
15/02/2021: Amazing – music from 18,000 years ago: http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/60733
15/02/2021: UFOs – will we soon know what they are: https://www.newsmax.com/us/pentagon-ufos-roswell-space/2021/02/13/id/1009928/ & https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/pentagon-drops-ufo-bombshell/
election fraud news continues eg Seems like Trump should have won New
& https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/02/developing-new-hampshire-department-justice-refuses-investigate-largest-voting-machine-counting-error-state-history/ and Virginia too: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/02/web-reports-not-confirmed-virginia-delegate-chris-head-responds-ballot-dumps-300000-biden-votes-doesnt-seem-care/
Maybe even Colorado: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/02/colorado-colorados-2020-election-results-also-suspect-bidens-numbers-raise-serious-red-flags-alleged-turnout-like-saddams-iraq-us/
That’s as well as Wisconsin (already decided in his favor by the courts –
though electoral college votes have not yet been transferred), Arizona (in play
– the legislature there is suing their own election officials and sec of
State), Michigan (some very live cases there too), Pennsylvania (a number of
cases still to be heard), and Georgia (likewise). Taken together this would
give Trump around 400 electoral college votes (270 needed). There are multiple
Supreme Court cases still to be heard (some even maybe this month) and others
might well be launched as evidence becomes available. (
14/02/2021: Dan the Man
Cornwell seems to be right: Stonehenge was moved from
14/02/2021: Donald is Innocent: But brickbats to a handful of RINO snakes. They will not be elected again: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/02/breaking-senate-votes-57-43-acquit-donald-trump-seven-republicans-voted-convict/ Hats off to the Don: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/02/breaking-trump-releases-statement-following-impeachment-acquittal/
sure our BOM is fiddling the figures as hard as it can to confirm it is the
hottest year ever, but any rational observer here who still carries a
cardigan whenever they go out has noticed what a cool summer it has been. The
bush where we have just been is still full of green grass a couple of feet high
13/02/2021: Forbidden Wilderness: Della and I are just back from a four day backpacking exploration of one of our greatest alpine wildernesses, the Mt Darling Snowy Bluff Wilderness created in 1983. This is a trackless mountain vastness suitable only for the most experienced outdoor adventurers. We return ‘bowed but unbroken’. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/02/13/forbidden-wilderness/
13/02/2021: Yet another reason to use Nexgard (monthly) on your pooch: https://www.portlincolntimes.com.au/story/7110764/worst-fears-realised-deadly-dog-disease-has-already-spread-south/?fbclid=IwAR1Io6Zhce6iTbfClK4SPki20sqk4Ris17qMkc2lVEnQ2DXyysyj7Sszoo8
13/02/2021: I just don’t believe or understand why ‘conservatives’ want to follow the commies down their own ‘rat’ holes. Let’s just have the end of the world now rather than later. I never did understand what happened to the Ja’ins either. Once the majority religion on the Indian sub-continent then they (obviously) became more and more obsessive about what you can do (and eat) – perhaps even deciding to subsist on air alone? The current climate religions are just as crazy. Let’s all just buy and SUV and an aircon, enjoy a steak and a beer and piss the lot of them off (perhaps to be eaten by a large space goat): https://joannenova.com.au/2021/02/west-australian-conservative-party-wants-close-coal-plants-and-lose-election-bigly/
13/02/2021: Get yourself some Butesonide to add to your Betadine, Ivomec and Hydroxychloroquine. Sooner or later you are going to have to treat yourself for a Covid infection. If you rely on public health your chance of dying is clearly at least 10 times greater: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/02/10/medical-trial-cheap-asthma-inhalers-90-reduction-in-severe-covid-symptoms/
9/02/2021: The delights of ‘environmentalism’; the Handkerchief. Who knew someone would re-invent an item I have carried in my pocket every day of my life: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/193289139/lasttissue-big-the-reusable-facial-tissue-box/?utm_term=e5e6f242-4ee8-4cf4-92d4-c6d6160e779e&utm_content=23846649217750076&utm_source=23846649217750076&utm_medium=FB&utm_campaign=TRS
9/02/2021: The ‘missing’ universe has been found: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/02/07/student-astronomer-finds-galactic-missing-matter/
9/02/2021: Billions of dollars of research/mitigation etc yet the world is possibly .12C warmer now than it was in 1979 (error bars not given - but probably greater than .12C!) What nonsense it all is: https://www.drroyspencer.com/2021/02/uah-global-temperature-update-for-january-2021-0-12-deg-c-new-base-period/ Meanwhile… Renewables: no room for wildlife, yet this is supposed to be ‘green’: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/02/08/saving-the-planet-with-intermittent-energy/
8/02/2021: Who knew there are benefits to poor eyesight: Association of Daily Wear of Eyeglasses With Susceptibility to Coronavirus Disease 2019 Infection https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamaophthalmology/fullarticle/2770872
8/02/2021: Lessons from the army we should all take on board: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/02/lessons-from-the-army.html
to the Green agenda 30 million people in
Meanwhile, Some good news for once: Indian farmers burn giant photos of Great Thunberg: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1gkECmpn-k&feature=emb_title
7/02/2021: Where do birds sleep? Lots of places, but not in nests: https://slate.com/technology/2014/01/where-do-birds-sleep-roosting-in-nests-water-flocks-cavities.html
7/02/2021: The chilling
detail of the (Chinese) cyber warfare hack of the
Communism Won: This is a fascinating and chilling article. I have long
wondered eg why Western capitalists bankrolled communist
6/02/2021: The strongest correlation is not between the level of CO2 and warming (close to zero) but between it and temperature adjustments to ‘show’ it has been warming (during this very cool summer even): https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/02/03/the-shocking-climate-graph-climateofgavin-doesnt-want-you-to-see/
6/02/2021: Slow Internet? If you are not happy with the NBN maybe consider Starlink: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/02/04/spacex-starlink-satellite-internet-service-has-over-10000-users.html
5/02/2021: Vale Sir Tom Moore – Character is All: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/02/vale-captain-sir-thomas-moore-30-april-1920-2-february-2021.html
5/02/2021: Sub Ounce Per Pair Camp Shoes: I have been (very belatedly) making Della a pair of these using the 'pattern' I made my own with some years ago. That post says they weighed 19 grams but that was including the closed cell foam inserts. 13 without! That was in US Size 9.
Della's in US Women's Size 6 weigh just 10 grams each (without the string and cord lock which will add less than a gram). This probably saves around 300 grams' pack weight as compared with carrying the lightest 'camp shoes' available.
I have included some instructions this time so you could make your own if you have moderate sewing skills. I think you could manage well enough with hand sewing if you do not own a machine. I used the 3.6 oz Dyneema fabric available eg from RipstopbytheRoll as it is a bit lighter than the 4.8 oz. Mine have 'worn' quite well. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/02/05/sub-ounce-per-pair-camp-shoes/
5/02/2021: A Really Long Walk With You. Fifty years ago I first met Della, who
has been life itself to me ever since. She was good enough to marry me 48 years
ago (next week). Some people set out on a ‘through hike’ (perhaps the Alps Walk
5/02/2021: Abolish English Literature. Can this really be happening in an
5/02/2021: Putin’s vaccine sounds like the go. Why can’t we make it here under licence? I’m sure Vlad would be only too happy to oblige. Our elderly are to be given the much less appropriate Astra Zenica vaccine which may do them no good at all (if I doesn’t actually kill them). Thanks again Scott: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/swedish-health-officials-wont-recommend-astrazeneca-vaccine-for-people-over-65/ar-BB1dk51K & https://www.bbc.com/news/health-55900622
04/02/2021: Spot’s DIY Ultralight Dog Sleeping Bag #2: Our Jack Russells, Spot and Honey need new sleeping bags. The old ones, made hastily years ago from scraps of an old poor quality down sleeping bag were never very satisfactory – and were too heavy. I searched the net for designs but could not find a satisfactory one so I started from scratch myself.
Spot is looking pleased as he thinks I got his old bed out as we are going camping – which we are soon, after I have made their new beds, and a couple of other things!
After many models (which did not work), I finally came up with this design which does. The proportions are now good as the Tyvek prototype I made to check out the appropriate size was 2″ short and 1″ too narrow for supreme doggie comfort – though I think they would actually have snuggled down aright.
When I make the final one using the proportions in the diagram it will fit just right. On the left side is a drawing showing the dog (sort of) sleeping inside Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/02/03/spots-diy-ultralight-dog-sleeping-bag-2/
4/02/2021: Fair Point: Still not a single midget appointed to a cabinet-level position: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/02/03/still-not-a-single-midget-appointed-to-a-cabinet-level-position/ His new Secretary of Health. He seems to be the only one in the room who doesn’t know he is not a woman!
4/02/2021: Come on Scott. I actually voted for you guys. Why? I ask myself – well, look at the alternatives! But Craig Kelly is only publishing the truth, ie that Covid is very susceptible to cheap treatment/prevention eg Vitamin D/Zinc, Hydroxychloroquine, Ivomec, Betadine, common antibiotics… to such an extent that 90% + of all the deaths we have had so far could easily have been prevented.This methodology is likely cheaper and more effective than any vaccination programme will prove to be – particularly if concerns about vaccine safety happen to play out: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/blogs/andrew-bolt/vaccines-alone-wont-save-us-from-the-virus/news-story/56b501bda2929b9c3e44af52c2c4c326
4/02/2021: Look, I don’t like perfume myself (and am very glad Della does not wear any – as I am dreadfully allergic), but I would like to see folk who view women as ‘meat’ to be deported. Soon. Please : https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/02/calling-all-good-muslims-beware-the-devil-woman-fornicatress-who-wears-perfume-or-makeup.html
03/02/2021: If I seem a bit quiet the last few days it is because I have mostly been just lying on the couch with my left arm pressed up against its back trying to suppress an agonising pain in it and my left shoulder caused by a pinched nerve in my neck (apparently). It is as bad as my (previous) back pain, but different. So many things to look forward to. If you have a ‘magic’ cure for this I will will want to know. Which reminds me. My arthritic knee which I have been seeking a magic solution to for years has suddenly become a lot better as I have started taking two hemp oil tablets either end of the day. I don’t know yet whether this will mean I can cancel a knee replacement or not. We live in hope. Meanwhile I remain a pain in the neck. Yours truly, Steve.
03/02/2021: Biden is so concerned about the Capitol ‘events’ he insists on impeaching Trump, yet he won’t charge the officer who shot Ashli Babbit and he still keeps pouring troops into Washington. What is going on: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/02/investigators-recommend-no-charges-capitol-police-officer-shot-killed-ashli-babbitt-still-wont-release-identity/ & https://joannenova.com.au/2021/02/where-are-the-media/ Meanwhile Biden’s dementia has ‘progessed’ so far now he can’t even sign his own name and his wife is (illegally) signing for him: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/02/odd-joe-bidens-signature-latest-official-documents-raising-eyebrows/
03/02/2021: It is hard to figure out what is the lesser of two evils these days: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/02/muslim-scholar-says-good-muslims-should-leave-the-west-over-lgbtqi-policies.html
02/02/2021: Complicity Theorist (noun) - a person who accepts the political narrative of the day unquestionably; consumes mainstream media like it was 1980; and is prone to submissiveness, outbursts of irrational fear, and public shaming of free-thinkers.
02/02/2021: Richard Feynman once said, ‘There’s plenty of room at the bottom … and as Mack said (Cannery Row), ‘I never figured I’d end up here’: https://rosebyanyothernameblog.wordpress.com/2021/01/30/the-walking-wounded/
01/02/2021: Useful Advice: How to survive three days in the wild: https://www.popsci.com/story/diy/how-to-survive-three-days-outdoors/
01/02/2021: The Assault on Truth. Once we (thought we) knew what it was. At least we had some ‘pillars’ on which we attempted to ‘build’ it. Long accepted wisdom for example. The so-called ‘eternal verities’ eg thigs which we had known since time immemorial to be true/good. Hunting for example. Or love of family, friends, ie those like us - eg one’s nation. Tradition. History. Literature. Marriage. The core tenets of one’s faith. Some basic values: self-sufficiency, honesty, thrift, work, fidelity, kindness…I could go on. But the ‘march through the instsitutions’ has been directed again and again at every single ‘pillar’ until the best lack all conviction while the worst are full of passionate intensity’ (Yeats, ‘Second Coming’). I have spent much of my life teaching ‘critical thinking’ by which I meant (to paraphrase Socrates) that ‘the examined life is best’, but I never meant that this should end in nihilism (quite the reverse). I never wanted that we should perceive,
‘the world, which seems
To lie before us like a land of dreams,
So various, so beautiful, so new,
Hath really neither joy, nor love, nor light,
Nor certitude, nor peace, nor help for pain;
And we are here as on a darkling plain
Swept with confused alarms of struggle and flight,
Where ignorant armies clash by night’.Arnold ‘Dover Beach’).
I might not agree that a specific ‘teacher’, Jesus or Buddha (etc) is the ‘light of the world’, but I do not think there is no light. The quest for truth is (and should remain) the most important ‘meaning’ in our lives. The world really does appear to me ‘like a land of dreams. So various, so beautiful, so new.’ It should to you too.
01/02/2021: Was Ashli Babbit Shot? Back on 5th January this young woman was undoubtedly shot and killed by a police officer (on film) in the Capitol building though she was clearly not doing anything which would merit such lethal force. She was not George Floyd either. So far as I know no-one has been charged over her death. And where is the outrage?
31/01/2021: I’m not sure whether the Democrats are trying to provoke a civil war either, but they may well get one: https://richardsonpost.com/howellwoltz/20386/italygate-us-voter-fraud/ & https://joannenova.com.au/2021/01/us-government-declares-war-on-half-the-country-fear-panic-or-just-crazy/
31/01/2021: Poor Fellow, My Country – whatever happened to self-sufficiency? We still practice it here at Jeeralang Junction, does no-one else? https://www.bookwormroom.com/2021/01/27/every-nation-should-learn-australias-lessons/
31/01/2021: Subtract the Urban Heat Island Effect and you find there has been no warming in the last 50+ years. What a scam: https://www.drroyspencer.com/2021/01/could-recent-u-s-warming-trends-be-largely-spurious/
30/01/2021: A land animal as big as a blue whale: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-9160381/Fossils-98-million-year-old-dino-unearthed-Argentina-largest-land-animal-ever.html
30/01/2021: More vaccine woes: First the ‘news’ that the RNA vaccine may eventually kill 80% of people (29/01) and now this: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/01/29/vaccine-wars-eu-demands-seizure-of-covid-vaccines-made-in-britain/ & this: https://summit.news/2021/01/26/merck-scraps-covid-vaccines-says-its-more-effective-to-get-the-virus-and-recover/ I have been thinking it may be better to acquire my immunity from contracting and recovering from the virus too. Given it has a fatality rate well under 1% (probably more like 1/10th of that) and given that you can eradicate 90%+ of it with eg a 1% Betadine solution (12/01) and similarly with Hydroxychloroquine/Ivomec and etc seems like my chances of survival might be better if I manufacture my own immunity. Now, how to get infected? Well it will come to our house eventually. Of course there is also the (high?) likelihood that I already have immunity having survived so many nasty things in the past! There is a test on the way to measure this. Then there is the good news: https://www.timesofisrael.com/vaccine-found-92-effective-in-israel-in-first-controlled-result-outside-trials/
29/01/2021: Just leave already. The State does not need to get involved – and should not. This legislation has gone beyond the brink , as ‘domestic violence’ legislation which does not involve any violence already has. The State should stay out of our bedrooms: https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/the-law/2021/01/coercive-control-vs-common-sense/
29/01/2021: Just impossible nonsense: ‘To summarize: to get the world to zero emissions by 2050, our options are to build, commission, and bring on-line either:
• One 2.1 gigawatt (GW, 109 watts) nuclear power plant each and every day until 2050, OR
• 3000 two-megawatt (MW, 106 watts) wind turbines each and every day until 2050 plus a 2.1 GW nuclear power plant every day and a half until 2050, OR
• 290 square miles (760 square kilometres) of solar panels each and every day until 2050 plus a 2.1 GW nuclear power plant every day and a half until 2050’ https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/01/27/bright-green-impossibilities/
29/01/2021: Could the vaccine be a method of mass extermination? This Professor of molecular genetics sounds a warning: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/professor-of-molecular-genetics-issues-chilling-warning-on-covid-mrna-vaccines/
28/01/2021: Handy Tool: https://www.popsci.com/story/shop/mini-circular-saws/
28/01/2021: Sea Ice Reached Lowest Point On Modern Record In The 1940s: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/01/24/study-shows-arctic-sea-ice-reached-lowest-point-on-modern-record-in-the-1940s-not-today/
Whatever happened to ‘zero tolerance’ in
27/01/2021: Tooth Powder: So you have made your ultralight toothbrush spoon but are still lugging around all that heavy toothpaste or painfully drying it. You should know that tooth powder is a thing (and has been for a long time).
You can even buy your favourite brand (Colgate). Some studies even show that it is better for cleaning your teeth - as well as saving you a few grams. What's not to like? Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/01/26/tooth-powder/
27/01/2021: The SUV will rule the world. In 10 years sales have gone from 10% to 50%: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/01/suvs-rule-everyone-believes-in-climate-change-but-votes-for-gasoline/
27/01/2021: More people want to ban drinking straws than want to ban abortion, yet drinking straws do not kill 42 million people a year as abortion does - but whatever your views late term abortion is a horrible obscenity and should never have been legalised, ‘the baby is wrapped in a blanket and the mother is given the opportunity to hold the baby as it dies.’ Just Wow! https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/qed/2021/01/in-some-instances-feticide-is-undertaken/
27/01/2021: First Betadine (12/01), now this: Covid nasal Spray 99.9% effective: https://jewishnews.timesofisrael.com/israeli-behind-game-changing-covid-nasal-spray-says-its-99-9-effective/ Remember when Trump was lambasted for suggesting just this?
26/01/2021: Instant Underpants. Just add water. Great idea: https://mcphee.com/products/instant-underpants
26/01/2021: A Bigfoot Hunting Season – this could be a good idea. The Thylacoleo could be our target species here. Perhaps we could even have a Greenie Hunting Season too? Soon.: https://abc13.com/bigfoot-hunting-sasquatch-season-outdoors/9875983/
26/01/2021: Barring a (hopeful) Military
Meanwhile Amazon Says Workers Voting To Unionize Can Only Do So In Person Because Mail-in Votes Would Be Susceptible To Cheating: https://www.weaselzippers.us/463206-amazon-says-workers-voting-to-unionize-can-only-do-so-in-person-because-mail-in-votes-would-be-susceptible-to-cheating/
Republicans fight back against this tyranny: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/01/republican-state-lawmakers-introduce-new-bills-limit-vote-mail-require-photo-vote-clean-dirty-voter-rolls/
The GOVERNOR, attended by all the members of the Native Institution, and
by several of the Magistrates and Gentlemen in the neighbourhood, proceded
[sic] at half past ten to the Meeting, and having entered the circle passed
round the whole of them, enquiring after, and making himself acquainted with
the several tribes, their respective leaders, and residences. His EXCELLENCY
then assembled the chiefs by themselves, and continued them in the ranks of
chieftains, to which their own tribes had exalted them, and conferred on them
badges of distinction, whereon were engraved their names as chiefs, and those
of their tribes. — He afterwards conferred badges of merit on some individuals,
in acknowledgment of their steady and loyal conduct in the assistance they
rendered the military party when lately sent out in pursuit of the refractory
natives to the west and south of the
It is worthy of observation that 3 of the latter mentioned number of children (and the son of the memorable Ben-ni-long was one of them), were placed in the Native institution immediately on the breaking up of the congress on Saturday last, making the number of children, now in that establishment, altogether l8; and we may reasonably trust, that in a few years this benevolent Institution will amply reward the hopes and expectations of its liberal Patrons and Supporters, and answer the grand object intended, by providing a seminary for the helpless offspring of the natives of this Country, and opening the path to their future civilization and improvement’.(Sydney Gazette)
25/01/2021: Robert Burns Day (b Jan 25th 1759). Here are (maybe ) his ten most famous poems. Great aren’t they: https://interestingliterature.com/2015/12/10-robert-burns-poems-everyone-should-read/ What’s your favourite. It is hard to beat ‘Bonnie Doon’ but I think ‘Red Rose’ tops them all:
O my Luve is like a red, red rose
That’s newly sprung in June;
O my Luve is like the melody
That’s sweetly played in tune.
So fair art thou, my bonnie lass,
So deep in luve am I;
And I will luve thee still, my dear,
Till a’ the seas gang dry.
Till a’ the seas gang dry, my dear,
And the rocks melt wi’ the sun;
I will love thee still, my dear,
While the sands o’ life shall run.
And fare thee weel, my only luve!
And fare thee weel awhile!
And I will come again, my luve,
Though it were ten thousand mile.
25/01/2021: Girls and women deserve testosterone-free showers, dressing rooms, bathrooms, domestic violence shelters, jails, and sports facilities: https://rosebyanyothernameblog.wordpress.com/2021/01/23/women-are-not-men-who-knew/
25/01/2021: Great to be an aboriginal
woman: ‘Under traditional Aboriginal tribal law, a young girl would have been
given to one of the tribal elders as soon as she reached puberty. She
would have given birth to three or four children, and - if she survived- and he
tired of her, and there was a fresh pick of the young girls - she would have
been passed on to the young men of the tribe to complete their sex
education...when the tribe moved on, and she couldn't keep up, she would have
been left behind to die. The matriarch of one of the Noongar clans in
24/01/2021: A Bag Full of Tricks – alternative title: ‘It’s All in the Bag’ – ultralight stuff sacks, ziplocks or ditty bags for hiking. This is not just about weight saving but also about spoilage and organisation. However there are significant weight savings too.
For example the ubiquitous (Glad) Ziplock bag is really quite heavy. Try weighing a standard sandwich bag and you will see what I mean. If you just keep throwing one after another in your pack it will not be very long before you have added 100 grams in storage bags alone.
There are lighter brands if you must use them, and significant weight savings can be made by choosing smaller ones – usually not available in supermarkets.
(.5oz/yd2) Cuben fibre bags with micro cord locks are much lighter (in the same sizes) and reusable many, many times. I have found cuben tends to shred relatively quickly though compared with lightweight nylon so usually I make my own ‘ditty’ bags out of eg .7 oz/yd2 nylon. Instructions here: DIY Stuff Sacks. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/01/24/a-bag-full-of-tricks/
24/01/2021: How Bad Is
24/01/2021: Election fraud in the
24/01/2021: Locking up the Bush Must Stop. The greenie left will find on or another spurious reason to imprison all the people in their suburban enclaves in defiance of our nation’s rallying cry, ‘for we are young and free’: https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/doomed-planet/2021/01/first-ayers-rock-now-mount-warning/
23/01/2021: New research tools can rewrite history: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/01/21/woolly-mammoths-may-have-lived-thousands-of-years-after-supposed-extinction/
23/01/2021: Gene Therapy promises huge benefits. Last week we had news of a ‘cure’ for aging, now a cure for paralysis and maybe blindness: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/01/paralyzed-mice-walk-again-after-just-a-few-weeks/
23/01/2021: Talking to the Dead. I remember proposing this idea over a decade ago (pity I hadn’t the tech savvy then to create it) but it is to be a thing soon: https://www.nme.com/news/tv/microsofts-new-ai-chatbot-concept-is-reminding-people-of-black-mirror-2862855
21/01/2021: No problem: It was so much warmer in the Holocene: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/01/17/proof-of-warmer-earlier-climate-swiss-geologist-studies-10800-year-old-tree-trunk-under-alps-glacier/
21/01/2021: I am too old already. This could be handy. Bring it on: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-genes-ageing/chinese-scientists-develop-gene-therapy-which-could-delay-ageing-idUSKBN29P02V
21/01/2021: How to get your resume Biden ready:
20/01/2021: This is a really great tip: Turn kitchen scissors into good Kevlar shears in seconds: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rG6ZFA543BI Basically you roughen the edge (not the cutting edge) with a grinder so the scissors ‘catch’ the slippery Kevlar fibre. Now you can think about making your own carbon/kevlar canoe. I am: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/01/03/lightest-carbon-fibre-canadian-canoe/
20/01/2021: Putin is one tough guy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CoHkA-p8cXc&feature=emb_title
20/01/2021: Americans Love Trump: President Trump’s Approval Rating Hits 51% on Day before Inauguration: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/01/americans-love-trump-president-trumps-approval-rating-hits-51-day-inauguration/ and 91% of GOP voters still with Trump: https://onenewsnow.com/politics-govt/2021/01/16/poll-91-of-gop-voters-still-with-trump-mcconnell-worried If there were to be something terrible tomorrow which disposed of the incoming commies and their fellow travelers in a single sweep I suspect 80+ million Americans wold be cheering! Great Final Address: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIbLtumN__U&feature=emb_title Scott Adams Thought for the Day: ‘Trump never had to protect himself from his own troops.’
19/01/2021: Relax This Morning With Dancing Birds: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMFfHVGu8-0&feature=emb_title
19/01/2021: ‘Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.’ – Confucius
19/01/2021: A truly ancient porker: http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/60483
18/01/2021: A Burial so Poignant: http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/60474
18/01/2021: Of course it was a communist Chinese bio-weapon: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9153885/Mike-Pompeo-reveals-intel-implicating-Wuhan-lab-origins-COVID-19-pandemic.html
18/01/2021: I have been wondering what the numbers really were too. They
counted 74+ million for Trump and we can see 3 million fake votes for Biden in
the six ‘swing’ states alone in the Navarro Report. There is also clear
evidence of vast amounts of vote switching by machine - at least 5% overall
just to ‘kick it along’ so Mike Linell’s 79 milion for Trump against 68 million
for Biden is ball-park but I agree with him that 68 million still seems too
high when over 30% of democrat voters also thought Trump won (clearly because
they voted for him too). Anyway you have 80+ million very angry people (hence
the huge military build-up), but if there is to be an insurrection surely the
military will join (or lead) the insurrection instead of firing on it, since
they would be Trump loyalists almost to a man (or woman) as voting data
consistently shows? Remember how easily
Judging from the military’s response to Pence today I would not want to be in Biden’s shoes: https://streamable.com/waeo8j
17/01/2021: Some gal - 661 lambs: https://www.theland.com.au/story/7086965/solo-womens-shearing-world-record-broken-by-new-zealand-local/ Move over Jackie Howe https://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/2008/10/21/2397477.htm PS: I met an old shearer years ago who was there when Jackie set that record, and who took part in the Great Shearer’s Strike which also occurred in the 1890s. The granddad knew a man who was on the First Fleet. We are a ‘young’ country still.
17/01/2021: ‘Sea surface temperatures began rising from 1900, long before CO2 emissions could have had the slightest effect on the world’s climate. Indeed the rate of rise from 1910 to 1940 was every bit as fast as since 1980. This also correlates with tidal gauge records of sea level rise around the world, which show a similar pattern. Simple physics tell us that the oceans drive the world’s climate, and not the atmosphere. The heat capacity of the oceans is so much greater than the air, that the heat capacity of an atmospheric column of unit area cross section extending from the ocean surface to the outermost layers of the atmosphere is equivalent to the heat capacity of a column of seawater of 2.6-metre depth. Put another way, rising ocean temperatures cause atmospheric temperatures to rise, and not vice versa. We can readily see that every time there is an El Nino. So the real question is what has caused sea temperatures to steadily rise since 1900? And if you think it is greenhouse gases, then you need to explain how these also caused the pre 1940 rise’ https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/01/16/the-ocean-warming-enigma/
16/01/2021: Thomas Sowell: Is truth irrelevant? https://elkodaily.com/opinion/columnists/thomas-sowell-is-truth-irrelevant/article_a16fda11-ecd9-5726-83c3-1ce49f771421.html
16/01/2021: A Counter-Coup beginning? 25,000 troops to guard Biden’s inauguration.
15/01/2021: An Ultralight Hiker's Xmas: Many of you perhaps wonder what might be the 'dream' present for your ultralight hiker/hunter beloved. Maybe if I told you about my beloved's choice (for me) for the last two-three 'spoiling' occasions it might give you some inspiration?
For example for Xmas she bought me this beautiful little pack rifle which I have been wanting for some time. May also help me protect her from wild dogs. It is an under 500 gram .22 calibre single shot, but it should do the trick at putting the occasional bunny/duck etc in the pot. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/01/15/an-ultralight-hikers-xmas/
15/01/2021: Save This Brave Pigeon: https://abcnews.go.com/Weird/wireStory/australia-kill-pigeon-crossed-pacific-oregon-75242726
15/01/2021: Very Strange: A Nursing Home had Zero Coronavirus Deaths. Then, It Vaccinates Residents for Coronavirus and the Deaths Begin. We also have this from Norway: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/matt-margolis/2021/01/14/did-cnn-accidentally-prove-that-trump-did-not-incite-the-violence-at-the-capitol-n1346680 & http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/peace-and-prosperity/2021/january/10/a-nursing-home-had-zero-coronavirus-deaths-then-it-vaccinates-residents-for-coronavirus-and-the-deaths-begin/ - don’t know whether this is true or widespread.
15/01/2021: The Capitol Invaders Were Not Trump Supporters. Who were they – after all this was happening whilst Trump was still addressing his rally a 45 minute walk away: https://norwaytoday.info/news/norwegian-medicines-agency-links-13-deaths-to-vaccine-side-effects-those-who-died-were-frail-and-old/ & https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/matt-margolis/2021/01/14/did-cnn-accidentally-prove-that-trump-did-not-incite-the-violence-at-the-capitol-n1346680 & https://thenationalpulse.com/analysis/the-insurrection-lie/ Harris and Biden are on record as having repeatedly urged on other rioters with impunity yet Trump who repeatedly urged only peaceful protest is to be impeached lest he rise again and maybe win a second term – as if his backing of another candidate (eg Ivanka or Don Jr) under the aegis of MAGA would not have the same effect! All this will do is cement in the great majority of American voters’ minds how the election was stolen, how Trump will be their only legitimate President for all tiem and how Biden is a fake and a cheat who will be disrespected and scorned forever.
15/01/2021: The Third Navarro Report Shows Fraudulent Votes are Ten Times the Margin of Biden’s ‘Victory’. This coup is the worst disaster in American history: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/01/breaking-trump-teams-peter-navarro-drops-third-report-providing-proof-trump-won/ 3 million illegal votes in just those six states (to add to Trump’s accredited 74 million (or subtract from Biden’s margin of 300,000). How many more in the other 44 states?
14/01/2021: A Colony on Ceres? https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/01/13/study-proposes-orbital-ceres-colony/
Pence’s treachery revealed: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/01/exclusive-turncoat-vp-mike-pence-ignored-letter-republicans-wisconsins-congress-december-contesting-results/
So Biden won? How’s this for election
fraud? 300,000 mail-in ballots in Pennsylvania alone which never went
through the Post Office: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/01/pattern-recognition-specialist-jovan-pulitzer-says-300k-pa-mail-ballots-never-processed-usps-video/ And this: A ballot box in California has
still not been picked up for the November election: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/01/still-ballot-box-street-conservative-leaning-lone-pine-ca-local-officials-refuse-come-pick/
Remember this when they tell you there was no fraud. Half of US states backed a
Supreme Court challenge to the election (led by
Creating Truth. Youtube have now deleted President Trump’s address to the Save
13/01/2021: A Triple Star World – what might life be like on such a world? When science fiction becomes science fact: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/01/12/planetary-sleuthing-finds-triple-star-world/
Voyages of the Starship
13/01/2021: Why ‘young and free’ is just about right, and why I will continue to sing it so: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/01/12/pbw-on-being-young-and-free/
13/01/2021: Fair point Catallaxy:
• Assassination of John F. Kennedy: 12,064 words, 180 footnotes.
• General relativity: 20,549 words, 214 footnotes.
• World War II: 24,672 words, 415 footnotes.
• Jesus Christ: 25,735 words, 466 footnotes.
• 2021 storming of the United States Capitol: 38,829 words, 631 footnotes.”
Quite a crowd though:
Trump speaks from Alamo
progress towards an alternative (social) media list: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/01/sick-communist-like-censorship-list-popular-uncensored-media-options/
BTW. 1. I am having trouble ‘restoring’ the Menu Bar in Brave. I am so used to
it in Mozilla. 2. I have been researching ‘alternatives to Windows/Android
operating systems’ and ‘alternative browsers’, etc. You can do the same. There
are many. I will be trialing some on an old computer and mobile phone. 3.
Uptodown is an alternative App store to Google Play. 4. If you know a decent
‘conservative’ news service in
12/01/2021: At least this is uplifting: More Space Milestones: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/01/11/northrop-grummans-cygnus-space-freighter-departs-space-station/
12/01/2021: The Tech Giant Control is just terrifying. Read what they are doing to the website Parler. This tyranny must be stopped: https://www.citizenfreepress.com/breaking/parler-ceo-our-service-has-been-dropped-by-every-vendor-and-could-end-our-business/ Parler has sued using anti-trust legislation but this could take a long time. Mind you, two can play at that game: https://www.citizenfreepress.com/breaking/idaho-isp-blocks-facebook-and-twitter-bravo/
If this Italian connection is true (and I am unsure of it) it is not all over yet by a long shot. What an alarming situation. https://richardsonpost.com/howellwoltz/20087/mike-pompeo-in-italy-making-arrests/
Mass murderers (inciting same) are allowed on Twitter but not Donald Trump: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/01/11/twitter-endorses-bombers/
did not incite. You judge yourself. You can still watch Trump address his
supporters before the march on the Capitol here. He urged them only to
‘Peacefully and Patriotically Make Your Voices Heard.’ The ‘fake news’ is
well aware that at least 500,000 Trump supporters were present in DC on that
day and were not a part of the few dozens of people in the Capitol building. Let me be clear. If Trump called for a
building to be stormed, you would not have a building today. (Frankly I found it inspiring – I got up in the wee small hours
of the morning to watch it live): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrGJfQzUrnY&feature=emb_title
PS: Youtube have now
Who really stormed the Capitol? Antifa: https://www.infowars.com/posts/watch-live-red-alert-the-purge-has-begun/ ‘the flash bangs started going off at the US Capitol before President Trump was finished with his speech at the Ellipse. A vast majority of patriots left the Ellipse and went home after President Trump finished his speech.’ https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/01/ignored-media-flash-bangs-going-off-us-capitol-trump-finished-speech-antifa-organized-protest-near-us-capitol-stormed/
11/01/2021: A Golden Queen: Della: ‘This evening's harvest of Golden Queen peaches and apricots: How beautifully they glow in the early evening light! The wet spring and summer has given us bountiful fruit this year.The blood plums were ready over Christmas and New Year, and the bulk of that crop had either fallen or been eaten by the cockies before we knew it. We have 2 later varieties almost ready though, so we will get a second and a third chance. Meanwhile we have been munching on glorious plumcots and yellow "Simon Demon" plums. The Golden Queen peaches are my favourite yellow clingstone variety, firm and tasty for both eating and preserving. The little stunted tree has outdone itself this year, and I am wondering where I am going to find the time this week to preserve what we can't eat ...A job for another day, most certainly, but with shearing about to begin, I am not quite sure which day it might be’
Genuine Article? The next few days could get very very interesting: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/01/are-the-dems-and-trump-both-trying-to/
The Democrats and Big Tech certainly seem to be running scared. Something else
sinister on Pelosi’s missing laptop perhaps: https://www.bitchute.com/video/LS2wchM2C3rn/ Some people are claiming Trump has already
signed the Insurrection Act and is co-ordinating the military from the central
military command centre in
11/01/2021: A 37C day here at Jeeralang Junction today, so not so pleasant but…I am reminded of my post from this very day in 2011: ‘A few years ago I remember we had a 28C day in July (nice 'Indian Summer' day). Today we are having an 11C day in mid January (not so welcome unless you are of the apres ski set). This is global warming?’
11/01/2021: It is a sad day for liberty when you must go to ‘fringe’ sites to get the news because the mainstream is so (obviously and dictatorially) compromised. Some I have been reading (in no particular order) – You should too: https://www.citizenfreepress.com/ & https://www.naturalnews.com/ & https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/ & https://www.theepochtimes.com /& https://justthenews.com/ & https://www.infowars.com/ etc. These will give you important insights you are missing. All such sites are under constant attack, but also they are suffering from huge overload as people flock to them. Eg Fox News has just about collapsed whilst chat service GAB gas had a 750% increase in traffic overnight. PS: You will notice I can't even post the url of some such sites on Facebook - such is the level of censorship and control! I suspect I will be banned from Facebook soon.
11/01/2021: We need to start making a list of the groups working hard to stifle freedom and move away from and de-fund them. Here are some to begin with just today: Apple, Mozilla, Facebook, Twitter, Google, Youtube…I will add others as time moves on. You can seek alternatives or sell shares to weaken their efforts. For example, I will be moving away from the Windows operating system to Linux. I will do the same with the Android system on my phone (owned by Google). These people are even working at updating your phone’s software so that it will not receive emergency broadcasts. I no longer want to be controlled by Microsoft or Google – well, I never did. Apple has also shown itself to be a ‘bad actor’. Tough for you folks with Iphones. Throw them in the sea! You can buy an Android phone and install an Android alternative operating system. There are also alternative sources of Apps to the Google Play Store. There are other alternatives. For example, I have already moved from Google search to DuckDuckGo and from Mozilla to Opera (now to Brave) for example. I deleted Chrome (Google owned) ages ago. Again there are alternatives to eg Facebook, Twitter. Many of my friends have already moved (before their accounts are deleted anyway). Parler, Gab, MeWe etc, etc. Rumble is an alternative to Youtube. There are others. My prediction is that millions (perhaps billions) of folks will do this and many of these ‘Tech Giants’ will crash. Why ‘Mozilla’ too you say? Here: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/01/want-blood-mozilla-argues-must-done-rid-internet-president-trump-bad-actors/ Mozilla is now owned by Google. Unfortunately Opera is owned by the Chinese: https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/opera-sold-600-million-chinese-consortium/ There will be updates soon…Try the Brave browser: https://brave.com/ It is fast. Just impossible to keep this post updated. Things are moving too fast.
10/01/2021: Truly Shocking: Abortion Leading Global Cause of Death in 2020 with 42.7 Million Killed – as with euthanasia, we need to think very carefully before we decide to end people’s lives: https://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2021/01/01/abortion-leading-global-cause-of-death-in-2020-with-42-7-million-killed/ - but this is not ‘genocide’; instead it is a ‘human right’. Go figure.
10/01/2021: Surveillance HQ - Great to see that we make the list – do you remember when John Cain first installed a few of these (as a ‘temporary emergency’ measure during the CHOGM Conference in 1982?) but they were all to be removed as being a wholly unacceptable infringement of our liberties? Since then dictatorship seems to have galloped rather than crept: https://www.visualcapitalist.com/mapped-the-top-surveillance-cities-worldwide/
10/01/2021: Trump actually did win by a huge margin (as you can see) after you subtract voter fraud: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/01/new-detailed-inventory-election-fraud-2020-election-deroy-murdock-provides-strong-evidence-president-trumps-performance-swing-states-overall-race/ but look what is happening to the evidence: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/01/breaking-fbi-claims-jurisdiction-yesterday-took-control-shredded-ballots-analyzed-georgia-sends-back-shredder/ The attacks on freedom and free speech by the Left are terrible: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/01/the-tech-giants-purge-trump-conservatives-74-million-people/
9/01/2021: Big Tech Dictatorship: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/01/breaking-twitter-bans-president-donald-trump-permanently/ & https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/01/breaking-apple-threatens-ban-parler-unless-enact-draconian-censorship-policies-demanded-big-tech-oligarchs/ & Heaps of other Trump supporters being banned from Facebook Twitter etc and being fired from their jobs! If the people rise up and end this coup with violence many will be cheering them on! The Second American Revolution may well be upon us. It will need to happen in the next few days or it will be too late – and all is lost.
9/01/2021: The apocryphal demonisation of Angus McMillan (the ‘discoverer of Gippsland’) makes ‘interesting’ reading. The bizarre inventiveness of communist ‘historians’ is legion. Add this to your library of aboriginal history fabrication: https://quadrant.org.au/magazine/2020/12/the-warrigal-creek-massacre-true-story-or-apocryphal/
9/01/2021: It is
the storming of the Capitol by an illegally elected swathe of Democrats and
Rino supporters which is the great wrong of our time. We literally witnessed a
coup yesterday play out on live television and our politicians are acting as if
the citizens are in the wrong.
Limbaugh: “There's a lot of people calling for the end of violence...I
am glad Sam Adams, Thomas Paine, the actual Tea Party guys, the men at
Lexington and Concord didn't feel that way.”
Scott Adams: "This protest was the most appropriate thing I have
9/01/2021: The last vestiges of news will disappear rapidly in this new era, but you should catch these nine brochures about our climate before they are lost forever: https://www.drroyspencer.com/2021/01/white-house-brochures-on-climate-there-is-no-climate-crisis/
8/01/2021: Super Ultralight Tent Pegs: Sometimes you just need a really, really ultralight peg. These guys will not have the same 'purchase' as a heavier, thicker diameter or longer peg bu they are super ultralight: only one or two grams each. They might suit for pegging down the edge of your ultralight titanium DIY Hobo Stove for example, or for pinning down your (small) dog sleeping bags. Maybe even for (intermediate pegs) eg on your ground sheet - anything which needs horizontal location without much 'lift' and which does not require too much strength. Probably many other uses. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/01/08/super-ultralight-tent-pegs/
Off to Steve Kates: ‘How did PDT achieve so much surrounded as he was by so
many enemies? Of course, the supreme good was he prevented Hilary from being
president for the past four years. And he revealed how vile the
8/01/2021: The Democrat Washington DC leadership deliberately allowed protesters into the Capitol in a truly nefarious move to demonise Donald Trump: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/01/allowing-antifa-domestic-terrorists-burn-country-fbi-director-wray-vows-charge-participated-siege-capitol/ & https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/01/video-capitol-police-removed-barriers-allowed-protesters-walk-right-capitol/ & https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/01/going-another-video-surfaces-capitol-police-leading-protesters-washington-capitol/ You should note this: Trump Supporters Pulled Violent Protesters Away from the Capitol Building When They Started Damaging It – Who Were These People? https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/01/not-making-headlines-trump-supporters-pulled-protesters-away-capitol-building-started-damaging-people/
8/01/2021: Clearly a cowardly murderous execution of a peaceful protester – but I do not expect to see the perpetrator punished: https://www.citizenfreepress.com/breaking/graphic-warning-up-close-footage-shows-officer-aim-and-fire-at-ashli-babbitt/
is the end of
is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
Not with a bang but a whimper.’
Meanwhile Patrick Byrne was actually
watching the Chinese etc steal
Meanwhile some evil scum executed a young woman peacefully protesting inside the Capitol: https://twitter.com/i/status/1346938016636526592
This is ominous. Trump said he would lead the march on the Capitol but he never turned up. Instead some Antifa guys disguised as MAGA led the charge: https://thedonald.win/p/11RhAtb1OP/the-go-home-in-peace-video-of-tr/
Here is the deleted Twitter message again: https://thedonald.win/p/11RhAtaTpK/trumps-deleted-twitter-message/c/
It was a set-up – police let them through: https://thedonald.win/p/11RhAtaTlD/they-were-setup--video-of-capito/c/
7/01/2021: Good Lord!Your tax dollars at work. Thank goodness we are married: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/01/gladyss-gov-outdoes-the-abc-with-advice-on-masturbating-during-covid-.html
7/01/2021: Forward the future – at last a wooden satellite: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/01/03/worlds-first-wooden-satellite-to-be-launched-by-japan-in-2023/
6/01/2021: Things are happening: https://thedonald.win/p/11Rh1YXKJK/statement-from-president-donald-/c/ & https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/status/1346652589673345024?s=21 & https://thedonald.win/p/11Rh1YYhQH/election-fraud-missing-piece-mi6/ & https://vocaroo.com/1e976QE4oDoy
6/01/2021: Deconstructing Dominion’s vote-rigging algorithm produces a stunning Trump victory (Yet they are up to the same tricks today in Georgia: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/01/reports-dominion-machines-breaking-several-georgia-gop-precincts-voters-told-workers-will-scan-ballots-later/ These machines ‘required’ 93% ‘adjudication’ in Fulton County in the Nov 3 poll): https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/01/expert-edward-solomons-analysis-2020-election-shows-thousands-ballots-switched-trump-states-won-mi-ga-pa-biden-enough-steal-election/
Going for the steal the second time – why would you not: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/01/no-republican-observers-present-fulton-county-tabulation-center-screens-facing-away-media-pen-videos/
6/01/2021: The most famous song which no-one knows the words of: https://www.rd.com/article/what-does-auld-lang-syne-mean/
‘We two have run about the slopes,
and picked the daisies fine;
But we’ve wandered many a weary foot
since auld lang syne.
We two have paddled in the stream,
from morning sun till dine;
But seas between us broad have roared
since auld lang syne.’
6/01/2021: I have to have one (or two) of these - a .50 calibre air rifle: https://www.airforceairguns.com/product-p/u2050.htm Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VsSYngXbCc0 More: https://heyshooters.com/best-big-bore-air-rifle/ Wow – a 12 shot .35 calibre air rifle which will take down a deer: https://www.amazon.com/Gamo-Winchester-Bore-70-35-Rifle/dp/B079SYPL6H?tag=deeheyshooters-20
6/01/2021: I am still ‘an innocent abroad’ when it comes to the level of evil/corruption all around us. Without going into Lin Wood’s recent revelations about pedophile gang control of important people (including Supreme Court head John Roberts - or this: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/01/counterfeit-us-ballots-found-in-georgia-along-with-chinese-shipping-receipt/) the list here of 24 state governors in the US who are members of the Chinese Communist Party will chill you…and that is just the beginning. Trump must win tomorrow or all is lost: https://richardsonpost.com/howellwoltz/19978/january-6th-a-day-of-light-or-darkness/ Before you lose heart, there is hope, and here he is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpC07PM-n6s&feature=emb_title
Lots of folks in
05/01/2021: Lightest Carbon Fibre Canadian Canoe: Here’s the lightest carbon fibre Canadian I could find the Hornbeck Blackjack at 11 lbs (5 kg). An interesting alternative to a packraft. You could make one yourself (say 5 kg) having first made a plywood version such as this Peasemarch 10 or Dengemarsh 10 17-18 kg version as a mould. An interesting couple of weekend’s work. You can buy the carbon fibre cloth cheaply enough from eg Aliexpress. Or: New DIY Pack Raft – the ultralight version weighs 815 grams and costs $A$ $227.46 (Jan 2021) Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/01/03/lightest-carbon-fibre-canadian-canoe/
good would this be: Birdwatcher spies
05/01/2021: Can it get any worse than this – ending a prayer with the phrase, ‘Amen and Awomen’? So be it! Latin scholars are revulsed! https://twitter.com/i/status/1345866081815187459
05/01/2021: 5% everywhere - What a great leg-up for Biden: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/01/fraud-alert-analysis-3000-counties-reveals-joe-biden-received-5-6-votes-counties-using-dominion-voting-machines/ Other examples https://www.theepochtimes.com/georgia-election-data-shows-17650-votes-switched-from-trump-to-biden-data-scientists_3640670.html?utm_source=news&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-2021-01-02-1 & https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/01/must-watch-video-data-scientists-discover-432000-votes-removed-president-trump-least-15-counties-pennsylvania/ & https://noqreport.com/2021/01/04/patrick-byrne-bombshell-chinese-shipping-receipt-found-with-shredded-ballots-in-georgia/ The fraud wasn’t just in the ‘swing’ states. Imagine how huge Trump’s victory would have been without this massive fraud, eg 9% in Florida: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/01/what-are-the-odds-all-dumps-favour-biden/ Maybe this will happen: https://100percentfedup.com/breaking-video-peter-navarro-enrages-dems-says-pence-can-reschedule-later-inauguration/ A ten day audit will be the end of it. No doubt.
04/01/2021: Farewell 2020 the year when ‘aloof’ was supplanted. Grammarians praised it for teaching the correct usage of gerunds whilst stylists deplored its awkward phrases preferring simpler adjectives and nouns.
04/01/2021: The PM says 'we are one' - so why do our embassies have 3 flags? (I can’t even identify all of them) https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/01/liberal-national-party-mp-calls-for-removal-of-aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-flags-at-austra.html PS: I liked the wording ’young’ in the National Anthem - whose wording ie ‘young’ = ‘new’ we actually voted for back in 1974. We have not voted for this change to ‘one’ which I do not endorse anyway as I resent the implication of enforced conformity implied. I am surprised that the attack wasn’t on the word ‘fair’ meaning ‘beautiful’ and not ‘white’ however. At the time the song was written one might well have described a beautiful black person as ‘fair’, just as I would still describe a happy person as ‘gay’ - if I dared!
as I would like to think that the
03/01/2021: Mighty Oaks: As they say 'from little acorns grow'. Yet there are those who debunk some of my modest efforts to reduce minor aspects of my pack weight (such as my recent 'Toothbrush Spoon' post -which saves at least 10 grams), or my DIY Ten Gram Pillow which probably saves you at least an ounce (or 30 grams).
I know even my own son opined that he was quite happy to carry the extra 10 grams even when I pointed out to him that to do so was the equivalent (in kilograms) of moving ten times that number (ie 100 kilograms) a distance of 1 metre. See A Lazy Man's Guide to Hiking and Hunting.
These tiny savings can add up, so that soon you have saved 100 grams or even a kilogram off your pack weight. the equivalents respectively of having moved 1 tonne or ten tonnes a distance of a metre - a considerable amount of work which I pointed out to him would involve his having had to carry quite a quantity of extra food to have performed. Itself something which also requires work, and so on, ad infinitum!
Even though I years ago thought I had pretty much completed all my major pack weight savings, nonetheless every year I seem to find the odd other wrinkle which still makes a difference. You will notice that many of these weight savings were quite cheap or DIY. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/01/03/mighty-oaks/
03/01/2021: Enough of ‘the new normal’ already, ‘Examples of the new normal are all around us and affect all aspects of our lives. Defunding the police while crime skyrockets is the new normal. Prisoners being released back on the streets, while hairdressers and restaurant owners are fined and sometimes jailed, is the new normal. Big tech and mainstream media shutting down all voices opposing their agenda, while extolling the virtues of democracy and free speech, is the new normal. A CNN reporter describing demonstrators as “peaceful protesters,” while behind him the skyline burns, is the new normal. Closing down all restaurants, houses of worship, and small businesses while allowing protesters to burn, riot, and loot in the name of “social justice” is the new normal. Prisoners in certain states receiving the COVID vaccine while vulnerable seniors must wait is the new normal. The latest COVID Relief bill, which included only a paltry sum in relief for tens of millions of desperate Americans, while granting billions in foreign aid, is the new normal’ https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2021/01/we_dont_need_to_accept_the_new_normal_the_left_is_forcing_on_us.html
03/01/2021: Beware: The Green Energy Czar’s will make your house (which perhaps people have found a satisfactory home for centuries) worthless: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2020/12/31/britains-new-climate-plan-that-could-make-millions-of-homes-unsellable/
03/01/2021: Isn’t this sad? Nursing Home Patients Dying Of Loneliness Amid COVID Lockdown: https://www.weaselzippers.us/461775-nursing-home-patients-dying-of-loneliness-amid-covid-lockdown/
02/01/2021: 76 Gram Cookset: I am putting together an overnight/weekend kit which is as ultralight as I can get it. I will probably carry it in my 193 Gram Pack. It will definitely include this cook set. The pot is the Evernew EBT278R 55 gram 570 ml pot.You can find it on Amazon for example for US 22.90 (Jan 2021), possibly elsewhere cheaper.
Inside is my titanium roll-up hobo stove weighing 20 grams which you can make yourself in a few minutes using simple hand tools for a cost of US$4. I will need a couple of ultralight tent stakes (not these ones - well, the paint will burn off quickly!) and a wooden spoon (as shown) and I m good to go. I will add one of these 'Hot Lips' so I don't burn my lips. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/01/02/76-gram-cookset/
02/01/2021: Glacier Mice – one of the world’s most interesting living things: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glacier_mice & https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg24833132-900-the-curious-case-of-the-glacier-mice-that-seem-to-dance-on-ice/
02/01/2021: Churchill’s words are as true today as they were during Britain’s darkest hour – because today is the darkest hour of Wetern democracy since that time: ‘If you will not fight for right when you can easily win without blood shed; if you will not fight when your victory is sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves.’ Still hoping that at the eleventh hour this disaster can still be averted withot massive bloodshed: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/01/new-year-2021-five-days-to-go-will-america-fight-for-freedom-while-they-still-can/
02/01/2021: Let’s all just wear masks (and die of pneumonia): ‘In 2009, Dr. Anthony Fauci co-authored a paper about the Spanish Flu Epidemic…of the First World War (which) caused millions of deaths. In studying this major and actual pandemic…Dr. Fauci… discovered that most of the victims of the Spanish Flu didn’t die from the Spanish Flu. They died from bacterial pneumonia. And the bacterial pneumonia was caused by…wearing masks.’ (BTW: Broken link in catallaxy: https://newswithviews.com/no-governments-have-isolated-covid-19-virus-what-does-that-mean/) https://catallaxyfiles.com/2020/12/31/masking-the-truth/
01/01/2021: A Cure for cancer? Fenbendazole. Another interesting use for animal drenches. Worth a try? I have a sheep which I would otherwise have to put down I will try this on. I will report back in a couple of months: https://www.mycancerstory.rocks/single-post/2016/08/22/Shake-up-your-life-how-to-change-your-own-perspective
01/01/2021: Why Roman concrete is stronger than it ever was, while modern concrete decays: https://www.zmescience.com/science/geology/roman-concrete-seawater-043432/
01/01/2021: The Man Who Invented More Than 800 Iconic Toys - at 98 Eddie still whistles while he works: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9sKKan_Q9VU&feature=emb_title
31/12/2020: The Perfect Thistle Weapon: Or brush cutter - also excellent for track clearing. As you may know we have been pretty much self-sufficient farmers most of our lives. If I can avoid it I would rather not use herbicides though this is not always possible. I doubt though there is a more effective way of eliminating blackberries from one's property for example.
Some years are 'the year of the thistle' and they just keep coming up. This year they were away in autumn and no matter how many times one tried to get around the wretched things there were still more of them.
Once you have them down to a manageable number it is easier on the back to carry around a hand tool than a backpack full of herbicide. For some years I have used an ultralight mattock I made - which I still recommend.
My spinal fusion operation makes the bent-over position needed to wield it pretty uncomfortable after a bit so I was looking for something I could use in a more upright position. I found an old fern-hook in the shed which I figured I could make a lighter handle for out of some 1 1/4" aluminium tubing.
This worked so well I went looking to see whether I could find anything better - well, to tell the truth I was looking for another one so Della could help out on this job! I found these folk Tramontina who make a range of brush cutter (sickle) heads. I bought their heavy duty (710 gram) one from eBay and attached an aluminium shaft to it. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2020/12/30/the-perfect-thistle-weapon/
31/12/2020: Witness Jovan Pulitzer under oath stating Dominion machines are hacked in real time right now in Georgia: https://www.citizenfreepress.com/breaking/breaking-dominion-machines-hacked-live-during-georgia-election-hearing/ President Trump, Please write an executive order to have 2020 ballots and images audited quickly by the method devised by Jovan Pulitzer: ihttps://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/12/president-trump-please-write-executive-order-2020-ballots-images-select-states-audited-quickly-method-designed-jovan-pulitizer/
This will be a good start: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/12/georgia-senate-judiciary-subcommittee-unanimously-passes-motion-audit-fulton-countys-absentee-ballots-using-method-outlined-jovan-pulitzer/
31/12/2020: For those who came in late…A Compilation of (some) Election Fraud Evidence. Ten times more than enough to overturn the result: https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1344009358472957953.html
who is the most admired man in
knew this was coming but it sure should blow a lot of things wide open: Wikileaks just dumped all of their files
online. Everything from Hillary Clinton's emails, McCain's being guilty,
Vegas shooting done by an FBI sniper, Steve Jobs HIV letter, PedoPodesta, Afghanistan,
Syria, Iran, Bilderberg, CIA agents arrested for rape, WHO pandemic. Happy
Digging! Here you go, please read and pass it on..... https://file.wikileaks.org/file/... These are
30/12/2020: DIY 10 Gram Pillow: You can cut down the Graham Flexair pillow (which you can buy lots of places for about $2 using your home vacuum bag sealer to make a 10 gram hiking pillow (as shown). My sealer will only handle a seal of a little over 11″ so my pillow (sealed area) is approx 11″ x 7″ which I personally find quite comfortable enough for a neck pillow – which also fits inside the hood of my sleeping bag incidentally.
Place the pillow in the sealer, close the lid, press the ‘Bag seal’ button. You have to wait for the pump timer to progress to the seal timer mode. It is automatic. When sealing here is a slightly different sound which stops when the process is done. carefully remove the sealed pillow. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2020/12/30/diy-10-gram-pillow/
30/12/2020: Let’s Make a
30/12/2020: This is my perception too, ‘In the
30/12/2020: As January 6 draws nearer many of us are becoming increasingly anxious that something must be done, but it is quite possible that Trump already has the situation in hand and has already entered into an agreement with Mike Pence (remember Defence Chief Miller congratulating him last week for a mysterious yet successfully carried out military operation?) or is about to declare the election fraud an act of war and so nullify it in that way. This guy Mike Adams is worth a read (though perhaps he be best taken with a grain or three of salt): https://thedonald.win/p/11RO2juCqV/situation-update-dec-29th--exten/
29/12/2020: The Last Stand:
‘There is one hope for the defeated
That he cannot hope in victory.
Is it not better to die as a man,
Than to live in shame before the eyes of all?’ We should remember the Birkenhead, Rorke’s Drift,
29/12/2020: This foreign interference is just what Mike Pence needs; I trust the full Ratcliffe report is also imminent: https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2020/12/28/the-guarantee-clause-the-electoral-count-act-of-1887-the-dni-ratcliffe-report-on-foreign-interference-and-vp-mike-pence/ & https://creativedestructionmedia.com/investigations/2020/12/28/breaking-white-house-has-extensive-evidence-of-foreign-interference-in-nov-3rd-election-example-1-nevada-sos-sent-voter-information-to-pakistani-intelligence/ & https://creativedestructionmedia.com/investigations/2020/12/28/foreign-election-interference-2-dominion-sent-information-election-night-to-5-countries-frankfurt-saw-30-spike-election-night/ & https://joannenova.com.au/2020/12/a-smart-thermostat-spy-in-voting-machines-sent-data-direct-to-china/
may also be enough to convince him to act: In
then there is this:
29/12/2020: Remember this: Lockdowns Were Inspired by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP): https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2020/12/27/lockdowns-were-inspired-by-the-ccp-admits-professor-pantsdown/ and were based on this false narrative: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/12/330000-americans-die-china-coronavirus-closer-20000-died-china-coronavirus/ as well as banning effective cheap medicines such as Ivomec and Hydroxychloroquine. ‘The fact that you can go out is a privilege, and it should be respected in an appropriate way, in accordance with the government’s requirements’. Brad Hazzard – NSW Health Minister. Oh Dear, And now this: New Study of 10 Million Chinese Finds Asymptomatic Covid Spread Never Existed: https://nationalfile.com/what-new-study-of-10-million-chinese-finds-asymptomatic-covid-spread-never-existed/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=what-new-study-of-10-million-chinese-finds-asymptomatic-covid-spread-never-existed & this: Coca Cola Tests Positive to Covid: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/12/austrian-lawmaker-tests-coca-cola-covid-infection-colleagues-drink-tests-positive/
28/12/2020: Sad really:
28/12/2020: This is certainly one of the things I fear: German Economist Says ‘Great Reset Will Cause a Crash Worse than 1930s’: https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2020/12/26/german-economist-great-reset-will-cause-a-crash-worse-than-1930s/
28/12/2020: Massive new fraud evidence here: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/12/mathematician-bobby-piton-finds-500000-unique-last-names-pennsylvania-sophisticated-state-actor-able-optimize-desired-outcome/ and here: https://www.citizenfreepress.com/breaking/dozens-of-georgia-witnesses-step-forward/ More Voter Fraud Videos here: https://rumble.com/vc5nk7-georgia-a-close-look-at-the-data-and-events-of-the-general-election-chapter.html & https://thedonald.win/p/11RNtPwz8n/unbelievable-dozens-of-georgia-w/c/ & NB Also Navarro Report Update: Peter Navarro Expands Election Fraud Memo, Number of Illegal Ballots Dwarf Biden Victory Margin By Over Two: https://thenationalpulse.com/breaking/navarro-election-memo-update/ & Sydney Powell Report: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/12/attorney-sidney-attorney-sidney-powell-releases-270-page-document-on-massive-2020-election-fraud-involving-foreign-interference-releases-270-page-document-massive-2020-election-fraud-involving-foreign/ Mike Pence must reject the electors from the disputed states on January 6 and elect Trump on the numbers from the states which had valid elections.
27/12/2020: I am sick of Facebook etc acting like Big Brother – a $2 million fine would certainly make them think twice! https://worthypolitics.com/we-need-this-in-u-s-every-time-facebook-or-twitter-censor-free-speech-in-poland-they-will-face-2-2-million-fine/
27/12/2020: 20 Seconds of Nuclear Fusion in
27/12/2020: Ways to a quick resolution; https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/12/twj-exclusive-new-legal-memo-giving-trump-supporters-hope-christmas/ & https://noqreport.com/2020/12/24/viral-legal-memo-calls-for-new-leadership-at-doj-to-file-variation-of-texas-lawsuit-with-scotus/ & https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/12/mike_pence_is_being_held_out_as_the_potential_savior_of_a_fair_election.html
26/12/2020: Xmas is different here in the bush:
The Fire at Ross’s Farm
The squatter saw his pastures wide
Decrease, as one by one
The farmers moving to the west
Selected on his run;
Selectors took the water up
And all the black soil round;
The best grass-land the squatter had
Was spoilt by Ross’s Ground.
Now many schemes to shift old Ross
Had racked the squatter’s brains,
But Sandy had the stubborn blood
Of Scotland in his veins;
He held the land and fenced it in,
He cleared and ploughed the soil,
And year by year a richer crop
Repaid him for his toil.
Between the homes for many years
The devil left his tracks:
The squatter pounded Ross’s stock,
And Sandy pounded Black’s.
A well upon the lower run
Was filled with earth and logs,
And Black laid baits about the farm
To poison Ross’s dogs.
It was, indeed, a deadly feud
Of class and creed and race;
But, yet, there was a Romeo
And a Juliet in the case;
And more than once across the flats,
Beneath the Southern Cross,
Young Robert Black was seen to ride
With pretty Jenny Ross.
One Christmas time, when months of drought
Had parched the western creeks,
The bush-fires started in the north
And travelled south for weeks.
At night along the river-side
The scene was grand and strange —
The hill-fires looked like lighted streets
Of cities in the range.
The cattle-tracks between the trees
Were like long dusky aisles,
And on a sudden breeze the fire
Would sweep along for miles;
Like sounds of distant musketry
It crackled through the brakes,
And o’er the flat of silver grass
It hissed like angry snakes.
It leapt across the flowing streams
And raced o’er pastures broad;
It climbed the trees and lit the boughs
And through the scrubs it roared.
The bees fell stifled in the smoke
Or perished in their hives,
And with the stock the kangaroos
Went flying for their lives.
The sun had set on Christmas Eve,
When, through the scrub-lands wide,
Young Robert Black came riding home
As only natives ride.
He galloped to the homestead door
And gave the first alarm:
`The fire is past the granite spur,
`And close to Ross’s farm.’
`Now, father, send the men at once,
They won’t be wanted here;
Poor Ross’s wheat is all he has
To pull him through the year.’
`Then let it burn,’ the squatter said;
`I’d like to see it done —
I’d bless the fire if it would clear
Selectors from the run.
`Go if you will,’ the squatter said,
`You shall not take the men —
Go out and join your precious friends,
And don’t come here again.’
`I won’t come back,’ young Robert cried,
And, reckless in his ire,
He sharply turned his horse’s head
And galloped towards the fire.
And there, for three long weary hours,
Half-blind with smoke and heat,
Old Ross and Robert fought the flames
That neared the ripened wheat.
The farmer’s hand was nerved by fears
Of danger and of loss;
And Robert fought the stubborn foe
For the love of Jenny Ross.
But serpent-like the curves and lines
Slipped past them, and between,
Until they reached the bound’ry where
The old coach-road had been.
`The track is now our only hope,
There we must stand,’ cried Ross,
`For nought on earth can stop the fire
If once it gets across.’
Then came a cruel gust of wind,
And, with a fiendish rush,
The flames leapt o’er the narrow path
And lit the fence of brush.
`The crop must burn!’ the farmer cried,
`We cannot save it now,’
And down upon the blackened ground
He dashed the ragged bough.
But wildly, in a rush of hope,
His heart began to beat,
For o’er the crackling fire he heard
The sound of horses’ feet.
`Here’s help at last,’ young Robert cried,
And even as he spoke
The squatter with a dozen men
Came racing through the smoke.
Down on the ground the stockmen jumped
And bared each brawny arm,
They tore green branches from the trees
And fought for Ross’s farm;
And when before the gallant band
The beaten flames gave way,
Two grimy hands in friendship joined —
And it was Christmas Day.
— Henry Lawson (1895)
26/12/2020: A Very Big Bang 1600 Light Years Long: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2020/12/24/a-blazar-in-the-early-universe/
26/12/2020: More Pack Mods: You should not be afraid to ‘have a go’. No manufacturer ever made the perfect pack (for you) but there is some chance you can do so yourself – at least it is worth a try. I have hauled this old pack around now for a number of years since Joe Valesko (at Zpacks) first made it for me over a decade ago. Back then he called it his ‘Blast’ pack, and it certainly has been for me.
Back then it was half cuben fibre but that wore through fairly quickly. I should not have been surprised really as it replaced an identical totally cuben fibre one I trashed pretty darned quickly which he replaced free of charge! The parts of the pack Joe made in 4.8 oz Dyneema have worn pretty well and we have replaced other bits with pretty much the same material. Della replaced the side and back pockets long ago which had been in a kind of mesh material quite unsuitable for blackberries and the like.
Again some time back I deleted the pad holder pockets and the ‘waist’ belt as you perhaps saw in this post. This made a substantial improvement but I still had the suspension wrong, and the shoulder straps had always been too narrow I felt.
Anyway it is Xmas and no-one is here (as usual). We always have Xmas on a different day as the kids have commitments elsewhere (work, other parents in law, etc), so I decided I would make new straps for it. I also changed their position again and the position of the waist belt. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2020/12/25/more-pack-mods/
25/12/2020: Camp and Trail By Stewart Edward White (1907). What a gem this Project Gutenberg ebook is. Though you may be ‘ultralight’ in your hiking/hunting methodology now there is much you owe to strategies outlined here so long ago, or which you may have forgotten, and should re-learn. Anyway it will make an excellent Xmas holiday read if you download it to your phone for free. The contents and list of illustrations may give some hint of the joys within. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2020/12/25/camp-and-trail/
25/12/2020: Beware falling Iguanas on Xmas Day. Fairly chilly here at Jeeralang Junction too. Only 8C overnight. I have a jumper on. But Merry Xmas: https://www.breitbart.com/environment/2020/12/24/florida-forecasters-warn-of-falling-iguanas-on-cold-christmas-day/
25/12/2020: Alarmism Dies In The
25/12/2020: Great Election Fraud Videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAavMXC99UI&feature=emb_title & https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gF_baAbzAvI&feature=emb_title & https://twitter.com/i/status/1342098544547794944
24/12/2020: Was Jesus really born in Bethlehem – seems the important datum was to establish his lineage to King David: https://theconversation.com/was-jesus-really-born-in-bethlehem-why-the-gospels-disagree-over-the-circumstances-of-christs-birth-150828?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Latest%20from%20The%20Conversation%20for%20December%2018%202020%20-%201816217657&utm_content=Latest%20from%20The%20Conversation%20for%20December%2018%202020%20-%201816217657+CID_8da855f702f43e9b0e0a79f0d3683e14&utm_source=campaign_monitor_us&utm_term=Was%20Jesus%20really%20born%20in%20Bethlehem%20Why%20the%20Gospels%20disagree%20over%20the%20circumstances%20of%20Christs%20birth
24/12/2020: Just when Hydroxychloroquine gets US approval the main Chinese plant burns down: https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/12/unexplained_explosion_and_fire_destroy_worlds_second_largest_pharmaceutical_factory_producing_precursors_for_hydroxychloroquine_.html
24/12/2020: Decertification – it’s getting close in three states at least. If Pence (today) sends it back to the states to do their homework properly it certainly will happen and it will be all over for Biden: https://noqreport.com/2020/12/23/will-mike-pence-defend-the-constitution-and-the-republic-today/ & https://joannenova.com.au/2020/12/breakthrough-georgia-senate-committee-recommends-decertification-of-biden-electors/
Trump is putting the pressure on Mike, but I doubt he will fail anyway: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/12/mike-pence-must-tomorrow-president-trump-retweets-operation-pence-card-urging-vp-act-fraudulent-election/
23/12/2020: Watch this. One hour ago. This is not a man who has given up. He will still be the President on 21 January: https://streamable.com/c9ukrf PS: I notice he is no longer using Youtube!
23/12/2020: Unknown Bird Update: Nature Finds a Way. The Horsfield Bronze Cuckoo (which is what it turned out to be – first mentioned in this post) in our garden has at last attracted a mate with the calling which we were unable to identify for some weeks (al la Edward Thomas’ poem) – and here they both are:
23/12/2020: The other Holocaust – if you ever wonder why
23/12/2020: On January 6 Mike Pence can reject the electors from all the disputed states which would confirm Donald Trump as President. Hope that happens. Interesting times: https://noqreport.com/2020/12/21/vice-president-pence-can-save-it-all/ Why this is the ‘fight of our lives’: https://joannenova.com.au/2020/12/this-is-the-fight-of-our-times-steve-bannon-on-china-and-the-capture-of-the-elites/ PS: Mike Pence doesn’t sound like a man who is quitting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vm6Nx4mgxiM&feature=emb_title
This is the real bombshell. Pence must act by December 23rd. Merry Xmas Donald Trump: https://nationalfile.com/exclusive-white-house-memo-details-how-pence-card-can-save-trumps-presidency-on-dec-23/
22/12/2020: The War on 'Manly Men' Why is the Left so heavily invested in reversing traditional sex roles? Good Question: ‘Progressives are at war with anything perceived as normal and traditional. Everything that has made us in the West who we are, and made us the freest, most prosperous, most accomplished, most civilized civilization in history – our religious beliefs, our values, our traditions, our art and literature, our history, our heroes, even our science – is now deemed either racist, sexist, classist, homophobic, Islamophobic, colonialist, oppressive, exploitative, or a toxic combination thereof, and must be erased. Our past and any links to it are unacceptably unwoke, and so Progressives seek relentlessly to redefine, or preferably eradicate, every cultural norm in order to remake the world according to their self-righteous, allegedly inclusive, collectivist, utopian vision’: https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2020/12/war-manly-men-mark-tapson/ PS: I admit I was upset by the Vic Govt’s recent abolition of the traditional terms ‘husband’ and ‘wife’ which I favour as avowals of our love for each other over awful neuter dispassionate terms such as ‘partner’ and ‘spouse’ nor does either of us mind in the least being either a man or a woman, but clearly there is (much) more to this agenda. This podcast might make a pleasant alternative; https://www.artofmanliness.com/articles/steven-rinella-meateater-interview/
22/12/2020: Very Little Threat to the Reef: Try to read Peter Ridd’s summary of his new book dispassionately: https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/book-excerpt/2020/12/bad-science-isnt-a-victimless-crime/
22/12/2020: The sheer number of manufactured votes by the Democrats is just astonishing, over 13 million and probably more. For the number to be anywhere near correct one would have to believe that voter turn-out for the lackluster candidate Biden exceeded every other candidate in a century – and by a huge margin, more than has ever been experienced anywhere which has voluntary voting and more indeed than most get with compulsory voting: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/12/breaking-huge-simple-math-shows-biden-claims-13-million-votes-eligible-voters-voted-2020-election/ Here is a useful graphic: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2020/12/compare-contrast-obama-trump-and-the-record-shattering-political-powerhouse-megastar-joe-biden.html
21/12/2020: The Most Important Question: How Should We Live: https://www.city-journal.org/elizabeth-lasch-quinn-ars-vitae
21/12/2020: I’m not an anti-vaxer, but this is weird: https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/founder-of-vaccine-safety-website-ex-pharma-insider-found-dead
21/12/2020: How Can This Be? Modern Iceland’s Climate Is Colder With More Ice Than Any Other Time In The Last 8000 Years Except The 1800s: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2020/12/16/modern-icelands-climate-is-colder-with-more-ice-than-any-other-time-in-the-last-8000-years-except-the-1800s/
20/12/2020: ET Call Home: Is this the one: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-9067117/Alien-hunters-carefully-investigating-mysterious-radio-signal-Proxima-Centauri.html
20/12/2020: Rorke’s Drift: A painting of this famous battle (where British troops won more VCs than in any other single engagement) has been given a ‘trigger warning’. What a weird world we are forced to live in. The 1964 film ‘Zulu’ about this historic engagement has always been one of my favourites. https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2020/12/19/now-zulu-war-battle-of-rorkes-drift-gets-blm-style-trigger-warning/
20/12/2020: Watch the documentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Mw58r0FkNo&feature=emb_title
19/12/2020: After more than 300,000 lives lost, the American Medical Association (AMA) rescinds hydroxychloroquine prevention order so that doctors can now prescribe Hydroxychloroquine tablets (HCQ) to cure and prevent the Covid-19, as documented in its November 2020 handbook resolution: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2020/12/18/trump-was-right-on-hydroxychloroquine/ Time you did the same Dan?
19/12/2020: How many ways can they find to
cheat? I mean during an
‘audit’ of a sample of ballots people are ordered (against their protests) to
count 138 votes with exactly the same signature! https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/12/mi-sec-state-official-caught-video-telling-volunteers-count-multiple-ballots-signature-audit-votes-antrim-county/
19/12/2020: Ratcliffe’s report and Presidential Executive order trigger today (https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/12/executive_order_13848_and_the_stolen_election.html
) Pentagon ‘transition’ has been
suspended by Miller. (https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/12/breaking-big-pentagon-halts-biden-transition-defense-briefings/
). Trump is meeting with the head of Defence (Miller) right now: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/12/developing-trump-meet-acting-defense-secretary-chris-miller-oval-office-330-pm/ We just cannot abide the current situation
Here’s why: https://joannenova.com.au/2020/12/corruption-is-like-acid-to-democracy-the-phase-change-a-high-trust-nation-risks/.
Maybe something is happening at last. We could see this: https://www.citizenfreepress.com/breaking/general-flynn-tells-all-trump-has-options/
PS Martial law has been declared at least 64 times in the
18/12/2020: Navarro Report into voter fraud out today. The Ratcliffe report (https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/12/dni-ratcliffe-resuses-sign-off-elections-report-intel-officials-include-damning-info-chinas-attempts-influence-election-deep-state-hiding-facts/ ) will be even more damning. These is more than enough evidence here to convince the House of Representatives to overturn the election result. We can but hope: https://www.scribd.com/document/488495896/Navarro-Report#from_embed
17/12/2020: The Presidential Executive
Order regarding ‘foreign interference’ in
17/12/2020: These sea surface numbers are all over the place. Just as with air temp and CO2 figures over time we lack reliable data from which to prognosticate. An old neighbour of mine (when asked when he thought the ‘drought’ would break used to say, ‘It’s rained before and it will rain again’. That’s still about as good as it gets - and folks who claim to be able to ‘see’ the future are just snake oil salesmen and charlatans: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2020/12/16/sea-surface-temperatures-hadley-centre-v-noaa/
16/12/2020: The Rise and Fall of the Tallest Mammal to Walk the Earth: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDk1Ft50bsI&feature=emb_title
Terrorist who beheaded a French teacher is given a hero's funeral in his native
it matters: ‘To think that today we are freer to speak our minds in
15/12/2020: The Truth About the Reef: No big deal; it’s fine: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2020/12/09/peter-ridd-its-the-science-thats-rotten-not-the-great-barrier-reef/
15/12/2020: The Great Reset. How mad is this? By 2030, they don’t want anyone to own property: https://www.skynews.com.au/details/_6210343297001
14/12/2020: ‘The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why’, Mark Twain
14/12/2020: Requiem for a Female Serial Killer: https://quillette.com/2020/12/08/requiem-for-a-female-serial-killer-a-review/
are at war with
13/12/2020: Facebook apparently thinks that my friends are not adults who can read something then make up their own minds but feels that it can/should remove something I said or a link that I added because it is ‘misinformation’. This includes for eg a link which shows dozens of studies attesting to the efficacy of common generic medicines in preventing death from covid, but other things besides. I am offended by this interference with free speech. I can agree that there ought to be some restrictions placed on my ability to promote truly abhorrent, dangerous things such as child molestation, illegal drugs, terrorism etc (not that I would) but these nannies go way beyond this and have become nothing but tyrants. PS: The link was to an item on Jo Nova’s excellent website: https://joannenova.com.au/
13/12/2020: ENSO: the role of natural forcings on the climate – in this case changing sea surface temperature (since 1525). Interesting to say the least: https://www.drroyspencer.com/2020/12/500-years-of-global-sst-variations-from-a-1d-forcing-feedback-model/
13/12/2020: What can we do with the Left? Anything? Just about as important an essay as I have read in a long while: https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/12/the_time_for_talking_with_the_left_is_long_long_past.html
12/12/2020: Something (other than civil war – or a Harris Presidency!) must be done, and quickly. I know there are still many, many legal battles still being fought, but the situation is becoming increasingly desperate: https://www.breitbart.com/podcast/2020/12/11/conservatives-urge-state-legislators-appoint-clean-slates-electors-under-constitution/
Seriously bad news for the future of the ‘free world’, the Supreme Court has
refused to hear the
12/12/2020: How (best) to talk to the trees – your taxes at work: ‘Trees are like human beings. They have intelligence. They have feelings. They communicate with each other. And also, they are perfectly silent listeners. You can complain to them… I hope we can create some kind of trend, that actually people are going to run to the parks and start complaining to the trees. This is one way of healing at this moment of our history’ https://davidthompson.typepad.com/davidthompson/2020/11/barking.html#more
Whatever the dangers of Covid might have been (and I think they were slight)
there is no doubting that it has been used as an excuse for massive social
changes some of which may never be undone. The (small) loss of life was
always going to be less important than the loss of freedom and ‘way of life’
for billions of people. The ‘pandemic’ was a creature of the left and has been
used by the left to cement their power and takeover of practically everything.
We must fight back: https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2020/12/10/the-usefulness-of-covid-19-fear/#more-205948
Why are 3,000 people a day dying of covid in the
11/12/2020: The Supreme Court already made this ruling in Oct. 2020 in a 5-3 decision. Check: 2nd & 3rd paragraph
The court's 5-3 ruling means that absentee ballots will be counted only if they are in the hands of municipal clerks by the time polls close on Nov. 3.
The justices determined the courts shouldn't be the
ones to decide the election rules amid the coronavirus pandemic that is surging
"The Constitution provides that state legislatures — not federal judges, not state judges, not state governors, not other state officials — bear primary responsibility for setting election rules," Justice Neil Gorsuch wrote in a concurring opinion.
So the Left thinks they will not decide in a like manner in the current (
11/12/2020: Was Robin Hood beheaded on the King’s orders? https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/robin-hood-beheaded-nottingham-robert-wetherby-b1763946.html
Global Mean Temperature Anomaly Record; How it works and why it is misleading: ‘Indeed, the 1.2 degree Celsius global
temperature change in the past 120 years, depicted as alarming in Figure 7, is
only equivalent to the thickness of the “Average” line in Figure 9. As the
figure shows, the difference in average temperature from January to July in
these major cities ranges from just under ten degrees in
11/12/2020: How to cheat with a Dominion voting machine – better watch this today as Youtube intend to take all this material down. NB The machine will accept all manner of dodgy votes even blank ones and votes can easily be manipulated. We should not ever move to using such electronic voting procedures and should straightaway eliminate computer tallying of votes. In my opinion we should also get rid of all pre-polling too and go back to the great mass of voters voting together with all due surveillance and security (including secure voter ID) on the one ‘election day’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46CAKyyObls&feature=emb_title
11/12/2020: Toothbrush Spoon: The patent for this idea was filed in 1934 so it is not my idea, but it is my take on it – and at 3.3 grams it works and saves you weight on your toothbrush. Just cut the toothbrush down then add a couple of small o-rings and voila! BTW: The handle I cut off weighed 13.6 grams! Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2020/12/10/the-toothbrush-spoon/
10/12/2020: Damn! Starship One Explodes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLo73YkEvpM&feature=emb_title
10/12/2020: An 87 page Senate Committee Report just came out into Joe and Hunter Biden’s corrupt financial dealings with the Chinese Communist Party. Read it yourself. How would this have affected the election result? https://www.finance.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/HSGAC%20-%20Finance%20Joint%20Report%202020.09.23.pdf
one way the steal worked: a vote for Biden was counted at 113%, Trump at 87% -
nice advantage if you can get it! This is actual proof using a confiscated
election computer from
10/12/2020: You have probably noticed this yourself ie
that (alleged) ‘fact-checkers’ are Newspeak for partisan disinformation
operatives. Here’s a case in point from
10/12/2020: It will be just (great) if Trump is able to take down the tech giants - as Howell (etc) outlines here. There will be a lot of wailing and gnashing of teeth if these billionaires end without the shirts on their backs, as they ‘richly’ deserve. We will have to wait and see. Come on Texas: https://richardsonpost.com/howellwoltz/19243/did-president-trump-just-go-nuclear/ & https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/12/exclusive-president-trumps-executive-order-regarding-foreign-intervention-us-elections-may-result-perilous-consequences-biden-family-others/ & https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/time-for-action-on-big-tech/ar-BB1bJ9c0 & https://richardsonpost.com/howellwoltz/19350/trump-taking-donw-the-ccp/ & https://joannenova.com.au/2020/12/trumps-two-year-sting-executive-order-13848-may-trigger-by-dec-18/ Of course he might also use the Insurrection Act to overturn the fraudulent election and arrest the perpetrators.
all over Joe (except the coming gaol term of course): https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/12/end-case-trump-attorney-jordan-sekulow-mi-ga-pa-wi-required-respond-texas-case-thursday-good-news-video/
Now 18 states (including Arizona) join
09/12/2020: Amazing Planetary Conjunction – watch for it on the shortest day: https://www.dailywire.com/news/jupiter-saturn-will-soon-form-first-visible-double-planet-in-nearly-800-years
09/12/2020: RIP Chuck Yeager a Genuine American Hero – what the ‘Right Stuff’ was made of: https://www.citizenfreepress.com/breaking/american-legend-general-chuck-yeager-is-dead-at-97/
Tucker Carlson on the
09/12/2020: Arizona Legislators have now taken their election back (This will make a loss to Biden of five states (73 votes) and will take Trump notionally to 305): https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/12/rep-daniel-mccarthy-announces-arizona-legislators-invoked-article-2-section-1-meaning-arizona-is-officially-contested-election/
Giuliani is a 76 year old cigar smoker, but he's ‘recovering quickly' from a
virus deemed so 'dangerous' it's turned the Western world into a giant prison. I
think he may take Biden down yet. The Supreme Court is moving closer to taking
over all the state election challenges this week, starting probably in
08/12/2020: Lest We Forget: Vale Victorian MP Lieutenant Hamilton Lamb, 2nd AIF - died 7 December 1943 as a Jap PoW on the Burma railway, the only Australian MP to be killed in a war: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2020/12/vale-victorian-mp-lieutenant-hamilton-lamb-2nd-aif-died-7-december-1943-as-a-jap-pow-on-the-burma-ra.html
07/12/2020: The Deer Hunter’s Phone: Imagine a phone that allows you to communicate with someone else several kilometres away without being connected to the phone network. Unihertz’s Atom XL is a very rugged fully waterproof dual Sim mobile phone which also takes a micro SD card with a 48 mp camera which also contains a DMR UHF walky-talky at a very handy package size of 134.5 x 65 x17.5mm (5.29″ x 2.55″ x .69″) and 243 grams. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2020/12/07/the-deer-hunters-phone/
just can’t believe the vast evidence of vote fraud in the
07/12/2020: Some of the good news you don’t see: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2020/12/06/monckton-vs-lancet-on-the-benefit-of-warming/
07/12/2020: This could prove a big boost for the Valley: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2020/12/04/aussie-brown-coal-to-clean-hydrogen-plant-will-address-carbon-capture-eventually/
06/12/2020: Mastering the Hiking Energy Budget: I guess ‘everyone’ understands about calories per gram in choosing their hiking food requirements – if you want to save weight, and have realised that does not mean eating nothing but peanut butter – 6 calories per gram or 7 for real butter, no matter how weight-desirable that might be (I have many food tips here) – but there are many other similar considerations.
For example the post FuelFollies (and others) explains how you can save weight by carrying less fuel, alternative fuel or lighter stoves of various sorts. This line of reasoning culminates in a 20 gram titanium roll up wood burning stove which you can make for yourself for less than $4 in the post Mastery of Fire – amongst other things. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2020/12/06/mastering-the-hiking-energy-budget/
05/12/2020: What Nonsense: There may now be more ‘aborigines’ in
05/12/2020: What a neat idea – The Nomad Legless Awning: https://newatlas.com/outdoors/fast-nomad-car-camping-awning/
05/12/2020: I believe I would still want to but I can understand these 8 Reasons Straight Men Don’t Want To Get Married: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/8-reasons-men-dont-want-t_b_3467778?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly9wam1lZGlhLmNvbS8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAI1YVt-x_tnWGi7tCKo5yZ8RhwgW9pOZX1QAO8lTo_l7aII8Hjr2cD72UwkECMEx3lbsorRRbqlcJLJM0T2cEYT4A5pKSFp4rzIvzFj2DexeQF_ijnrJ3CG7IRR0YbLk6tdn38zaYGUGQh_QDDcAYwWmCG751SNirRxLilb8oxSY
04/12/2020: The Great Reset. What Fun It Will Be! Let Them Eat Weeds and Insects: https://moonbattery.com/let-them-eat-weeds/
Evidence of Fraud’, they said. Well, here are several suitcases of fake votes
being counted with no-one watching in the wee small hours in
03/12/2020: Even the mainstream press is beginning to doubt the Democrat win. If they checked the truckloads (literally) of evidence eg here (https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/) they would soon wake up: https://spectator.org/legitimacy-of-biden-win-buried-by-objective-data/
03/12/2020: Once they give me some of this I will be able to remember what it is called: https://www.ucsf.edu/news/2020/12/419201/drug-reverses-age-related-mental-decline-within-days
03/12/2020: Military lessons from Nagorno-Karabakh: https://ecfr.eu/article/military-lessons-from-nagorno-karabakh-reason-for-europe-to-worry/
02/12/2020: The Insurrection Act: There is a way out: https://thedonald.win/p/11Qkx3eTye/-breaking--sidneypowell1-just-re/c/
02/12/2020: Kilometres of prehistoric rock art – come on
02/12/2020: Scott Adams, an expert in hypnosis and brainwashing (and Dilbert creator), explains how the MSM and social media have taken over the country by deciding information flow: https://www.scottadamssays.com/2020/11/26/episode-1199-scott-adams-part2-come-join-me-for-thanksgiving-and-catch-up-on-all-the-narrative-crackin/
01/12/2020: What Goes On Beetlejuice: https://www.sciencenews.org/article/betelgeuse-star-dim-supernova-death-what-happened
01/12/2020: Well Hello Big Blue: https://www.upi.com/Science_News/2020/11/19/Back-from-the-brink-of-extinction-blue-whales-return-to-South-Georgia/5301605794235/
The election was lost in four massive
vote spike updates in the small hours of the morning after the election when no
scrutineers were present to view the ‘counting. Most of them occurred too fast
for them to have been counted at all and had a Biden proportion
which was completely unbelievable (compared what his vote was tracking
elsewhere/elsewhen.: No. They were not ‘anomalies. They were clear fraud. This
is third world vote rigging of the worst kind. https://votepatternanalysis.substack.com/p/voting-anomalies-2020 Those involved with the attempted coup
should be charged with treason – and face the death penalty. Biden and
Harris richly deserve to be executed for this treason: https://noqreport.com/2020/11/28/those-involved-with-the-attempted-coup-should-be-charged-with-treason/
‘Twitter has banned the link to an article which I find credible, backed up by
off the record sources, that there was a bloody battle between the U.S. Army
Delta Force and the CIA in Germany when the Dominion server was confiscated and
brought back to this country for forensic analysis. Lives were lost and the
nature and location of their demise is not being fully disclosed’ Should
President Trump declare martial law if the
30/11/2020: Soros does appear to have been arrested. Will he implicate Biden? https://richardsonpost.com/howellwoltz/19070/has-george-soros-been-arrested/
30/11/2020: One Cicada Doesn’t make a Summer: I was just doing some work clearing our new walking path in the bush up the creek behind our house yesterday (and again today) when this big guy suddenly turned up on my arm. I had been lopping some small branches with the machete and he must have been on one. Gave me quite a start I can tell you! He (or she) must be around3″ (75mm) long – and what a delightful green colour! Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2020/11/30/one-cicada-doesnt-make-a-summer/
30/11/2020: We are going back to the moon – and soon: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2020/11/27/artemis-i-stacks-up/
30/11/2020: A Newly Discovered Fraud of 20,000 votes in Nebraska: https://thedonald.win/p/11QSH33bqD/urgent-my-lawyer-and-i-have-disc/ & https://thedonald.win/p/11QSH34hq3/sarpy-co-nebraska-exceeds-histor/c/ & (very telling) a Democrat’s evidence about the Georgia fraud: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/11/officials-something-hide-enough-preponderance-evidence-doubt-result-democrat-elections-observer-weighs-corrupt-georgia-vot/ & 2,000 completely fake ballots (all signed by the same person) found in just one county in the Wisconsin recount: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/11/exclusive-president-trump-individual-individuals-voted-illegally-wisconsin-gateway-pundit-exposed-earlier/ The FBI is now (finally) investigating: https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/new-fbi-requests-files-of-people-voting-in-multiple-states Now major fraud in Virginia & Minnesota have been discovered too. President Trump is interviewed about the fraud: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0oNtzcKSAE&feature=emb_title
29/11/2020: Another unexplained High Country death. What is happening up there? https://www.heraldsun.com.au/truecrimeaustralia/police-courts/sam-wilsons-high-country-murder-still-an-unsolved-mystery/news-story/7578f25f6eba05d03c7401dcd41f998c
29/11/2020: The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence and the Wow Signal: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2020/11/26/an-approximation-to-determine-the-source-of-the-wow-signal/ Extra reading Carl Sagan’s ‘Contact’ and the movie of the same name based on it.
as you would expect ‘in contrast to most people’s assumptions, the number of
deaths by COVID-19 is not alarming. In fact, it has relatively no effect on
deaths in the
handy summary of the Election Fraud for those who came in late. PS: There is progress that this apparent
Biden win will be overturned. There are moves afoot for legislatures to use
their constitutional power to appoint electors (especially when an election’s
results cannot be relied upon as in the present case). This is well advanced
for example in Pennslvania. Recounts continue in some states,
28/11/2020: The ABC (and SBS) should be scrapped. The 90%+ of Australians who do not support green communist politics are sick of bankrolling this evil nonsense: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2020/11/26/fake-news-their-abc-is-not-popular/
28/11/2020: Jordan Peterson’s New Book (You owe it to yourself to familiarise yourself with this seminal thinker): https://fee.org/articles/why-jordan-peterson-s-new-book-couldn-t-be-more-timely/
Powell’s Brief of Evidence in Georgia (opens as a Pdf). And Russell
Ramsland’s Affidavit (https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/18693929/1/14/king-v-whitmer/)
This is (the) hard evidence of fraud. You really should read both. Literally
hundreds of thousands of instances of fraud (in eg
Astonishing fraud at the
25/11/2020: Cancelling Citizenship. Yes we must if people refuse to give any loyalty to our country and insist instead in being its enemies (or seek to spend their whole lives just having a lend of us). I have long since argued that citizenship ought not be conferred by birth and that it should be revocable (akin to the ancient punishments of ostracism or outlawry). It should be earned and actively applied for and come with duties (not just ‘rights’). Cancelling Benbrika’s citizenship is a good beginning: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2020/11/peter-dutton-cancels-citizenship-of-muslim-terrorist-abdul-nacer-benbrika.html
lunacy: If the Federal Government’s budget seems pretty crazy (it is) then
many problems with the numbers – like this one (a million too many votes in
24/11/2020: It's Over Joe: Matt Braynard shows inarguably that we cannot rely on the result of the 2020 election because of the quantity of proven voter fraud. Therefore the election result must be decided by other means ie either by legislatures appointing Electoral College members or throwing the matter over to the House to decide: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XH9ihoLi1NA&feature=emb_title This material will be filed in challenges to the election in (at least) six states tomorrow. Those challenges will obviously succeed.
24/11/2020: 97% of Trump supporters believe the election was fraudulent and stolen – and you think this will end well? https://twitter.com/jennaellisesq/status/1331301607443738624?s=21 But, The legal cases are just beginning. For example this group has begun to file: https://justthenews.com/politics-policy/elections/group-files-emergency-petition-wisconsin-after-finding-potentially-150000 This is the Ramsland Affidavit (lodged by Lin Woods in Georgia) Do read it: https://t.co/M7J9IZ1cfk?amp=1 It should open as a Pdf document You can open it from here: https://twitter.com/DrPaulGosar/status/1330725927051960322?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1330725927051960322%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fthedonald.win%2Fp%2F11QRyLnGSW%2Ftrump-rt-ramsland-affidavit--dom%2Fc%2F even Dr Shiva (who invented email and diagnosed the huge Dominion fraud) has one: https://thedonald.win/p/11QRyKf97e/its-unlawful-to-certify-any-elec/c/ Sidney Powell will file in Georgia Wednesday. How astonishing is this three weeks out Arizona ‘discovers’ another 6,000 Trump votes – this is after ‘certifying’ the election result: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/11/breaking-ballot-count-upload-error-arizona-6000-false-biden-votes-discovered/
23/11/2020: Shattering! This is the ‘dragon’ Sidney Powell must slay: https://gnews.org/577635/
23/11/2020: Meanwhile a Top Pathologist Describes Covid 19 as ‘The Greatest Hoax Ever Perpetrated On An Unsuspecting Public’ (and an interesting survey: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2020/11/21/survey-results-where-are-all-the-sick-people/) : & https://www.thelibertybeacon.com/covid19-comparable-to-common-cold-swedish-doctor-exposes-how-weve-been-played/ & Matt Ridley argues against the efficacy of lockdowns: http://www.rationaloptimist.com/blog/the-new-lockdown-is-a-deadly-mistake/ & https://www.zerohedge.com/medical/top-pathologist-claims-covid-19-greatest-hoax-ever-perpetrated-unsuspecting-public
23/11/2020: You can’t fight a war from your lounge room however much the luvvies
(or transgender loving Angus Campbell) might wish it so - or without
getting your hands dirty and maybe a little bloody from time to time as well.
Get real! It seems highly unlikely in the extreme that anyone our SAS shot in
23/11/2020: The fight to save the
22/11/2020: A World Without John Cleese Would be So Much Poorer: https://pjmedia.com/culture/tyler-o-neil/2020/11/22/hilarious-john-cleese-savages-transgender-orthodoxy-in-epic-tweetstorm-n1166266
22/11/2020: Bang! Goodbye Cancer: https://www.timesofisrael.com/with-new-elegant-chemo-israeli-scientists-edit-genome-to-destroy-cancer-dna/
seem to really enjoy cannibalism in
22/11/2020: Over half of Americans
believe the elections were fraudulent and stolen by the Democrats including 75%
of Republican voters and 30% of Democrat voters (indeed 32% of Democrats want a
special investigation into Hunter Biden). This latter group is important as
they know they did not vote for Biden/Harris and their far-Left agenda - and
that most of their friends did not either! This coup against the American
people is the greatest blow against democracy everywhere in my lifetime. It is
akin to the threats of Nazism and communism taken together. It cannot be
allowed to succeed. It cannot be ‘put right’ by the 2024 election because there
can never be another free and fair election if this heist succeeds. Those who
perpetrated it are traitors. There are tens of millions of Americans willing to
die in defence of their freedoms who will not allow these traitors to succeed.
Let’s hope that Sidney Powell and her little band of heroes succeed in having
this disaster overturned legally otherwise it will be overturned by force of
arms. Biden and Harris will never be President and/or Vice President. It
is unlikely they will even survive what is coming for them unless the matter is
resolved by the Supreme Court. As
When the Federal Electoral Commission Chairman says that the ‘massive amounts of affidavits that we see in these cases show that there was in fact fraud that took place’ it is serious stuff.Let the arrests begin! https://justthenews.com/politics-policy/elections/federal-election-commission-chairman-trump-campaign-bringing-legitimate In Georgia they found a whole field of four-leafed clovers in just a few hours, something which just does not occur in nature: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/11/confirmed-georgia-stolen-tally-shows-massive-biden-vote-dumps-lost-votes-trump-vote-ratios-statistically-impossible/
Just this one batch of 23,000
identified fraudulent votes would overturn the result in
PS: If this goes to the House (as we all hope - where Reps have a 30:20 majority ie a Trump win) those 20 Dems will look very bad if they vote to support the fraud – especially if they hope ever to have anyone vote Democrat again!
21/11/2020: Sidney Powell is such an extraordinarily brave honest woman, such an astonishing rarity. A little while ago I did not know who she was but have been most impressed by the video performances she has given recently, but now I know (having read this bio) and now I am absolutely certain that she is right and will not be swayed or defeated. She is one of those unique individuals who will not lie or shrink from danger. She is an inspiration. Frankly I had forgotten that there were still such people in the world who are both brave and true, but the age of hero(ines) has not passed. She has risked her all in defence of Donald Trump but moreso in defence of the Republic and the idea of freedom for us all. She has many huge malevolent enemies who will seek to destroy her. I am sure she has drawn other heroes around her who will defend her to the death, just as there are literally millions of American who are ready to die for Donald Trump should it become necessary to do so. These are such dangerous times. If you do nothing else today, read the bio. It will warm your heart and restore your faith in the essential goodness of humanity: https://stream.org/i-know-sidney-powell-she-is-telling-the-truth/
21/11/2020: Israeli research reverses aging: https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/anti-ageing-reverse-treatment-telomeres-b1748067.html
21/11/2020: Better than Yoga – a female orgasm cult that cold change the world: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-8962029/Inside-orgasm-cult-investigation-FBI.html
21/11/2020: I worry about blood on the streets over this stolen election. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-trump-fraud-insight-idUSKBN2801D4 75%+ of Republican voters beleve it was
stolen and even a third of Democrat voters! The recount of paper votes in
Georgia meant it should have gone to Trump as they switched 81,000 votes
there by computer. Likewise Wisconsin (47,000 votes)
20/11/2020: Incredible fraud just
being let go during the recount. Thousands of printer generated ballots which
were counted as real. At least 7 affidavits (so far) from scrutineers (from
both parties!) who each saw hundreds of them in a row - all for Biden. This
will not go away: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/11/several-georgia-recount-monitors-describe-odd-batches-ballots-stood-pristine-sheets-perfectly-marked-bubbles-100-joe-biden/
Meanwhile, Lots of people support Trump – over 70 million of them: https://twitter.com/i/status/1327692815787290629 This is happening (cancelling Trump’s
We already knew about social media, Google etc cancelling all sorts of
(contrary) ‘opinion’, now financial institutions may have the ability to cancel
you as a person altogether: https://joannenova.com.au/2020/11/can-your-bank-delete-you-its-almost-like-the-start-of-an-american-social-credit-system/
Also, New statistical evidence of the enormous vote fraud in Pennsylvania. Electronic
voting machines are banned in
19/11/2020: Nano Chair #2: Another version of an ultralight chair. I think this is the one I will go with – once I have refined it a little further. As you can see it weighs only two ounces (56 grams). It is slightly more comfy than my trusty Cyclone Chair i have used for many years but may not be quite so durable. I will be able to make t so. This is definitely my first prototype – made last night. It gets me about 6″ (15 cm off the ground and has reasonable and comfortable back support.
I made this entirely out of 1.25 oz/yd2 silnylon. I started with a piece of 25″ x 37″ which I hemmed all around – like so. The other strips (4 of) are 7″ wide also hemmed all round. In future versions I will refine the pieces more. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2020/11/18/nano-chair-2/
19/11/2020: The Nano Chair: I first made a prototype of this chair half way through 2017, but it has waited on some fancy fasteners to come to fruition. This is #1 (of two) of my Nano Chair, a hiking chair which weighs less than 2 ounces approx 50 grams. No-one needs be without a comfy seat in the wilderness ever again. I have made it in three colours so you can remember how it goes together: Red = Rear. This is the bit nearest your bum which wraps around the inflatable mat; Black = Back, the two bits which hold the back (the rolled up mat together; and Yellow = Y, the piece which keeps the back of the chair from falling over. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2020/11/18/the-nano-chair/
19/11/2020: Edward Snowden shows how to hack the voting machines – and he is a guy
who should know. If he asks Trump nicely will he be allowed to come back
(with impunity) from
18/11/2020: Good news today: The
county board of canvassers in Wayne County, Michigan refused to certify the
election results. If the state board follows suit, the Republican state
legislator will select the electors. And that’s
is happening (cancelling Trump’s lawyers): https://joannenova.com.au/2020/11/swamp-is-terrified-of-trumps-legal-cases-resorting-to-big-dollar-ostracism-cancel-culture-to-drive-out-lawyers/
We already knew about social media, Google etc cancelling all sorts of
(contrary) ‘opinion’, now financial institutions may have the ability to cancel
you as a person altogether: https://joannenova.com.au/2020/11/can-your-bank-delete-you-its-almost-like-the-start-of-an-american-social-credit-system/
Also, New statistical evidence of the
enormous vote fraud in Pennsylvania. Electronic voting machines are banned
18/11/2020: About Kevin Rudd’s fake New Corp Royal Commission petition which is littered with fraud and fake names (such as ‘Jess Christ’ and ‘This Sucks’). I notice however that he has no objection to the insane one-sidedness of the ABC & SBS: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2020/11/18/the-petition-elect/
18/11/2020: 100% Indigenous: This is the ‘cure’ for ‘indigenous disadvantage’. Since we can now chose our ‘racial identification’ and it is deemed ‘discriminatory’ to require that people prove any small fraction of ‘indigenous’ background (even 1/32nd or even 1/64th ancestry) clearly it is time that any ‘discrimination towards the non-indigenous (eg in disallowing them access to 2/3rds of the nation, or access to certain educational, health, welfare, ‘services’, exemptions to paying rates on their land etc (whilst still being required to pay for the indigenous programmes) come to an end. The obvious way to end it is if everyone simply becomes ‘indigenous’ by making a statutory declaration to that effect. If this needs to be backed up by a supporting statutory declaration from a fellow ‘indigenous person’ attesting that the application is accepted as ‘indigenous’ by them and their ‘community’ this also should not be too hard to arrange. There is clearly already a huge cohort of such people ‘on the rolls’ so to speak, as the nightly television displays of blue-eyed, blond haired, fair skinned ‘indigenous’ spokespersons clearly demonstrates. Once all of us are ‘indigenous to Australia’ once again, we will then own Australia once more, and can begin to address the real problems of ‘disadvantage’ – or at least the issue of helping those (who for whatever reason) actually need (or deserve) our support. As an addendum to this idea, since the other large part of ‘disadvantage’ involves ‘gender’ and since you can now (legally) chose it, I think we should all forthwith chose to be women. This would clearly at the stroke of a pen end all discrimination against women (and men) and have many other interesting (and hilarious) consequences.
17/11/2020: It is a coup. We need to get used to saying it and fighting it with
every breath of our beings – else democracy everywhere is lost:
The Great Generation managed to keep their courage and stare down the evils of
Nazism and Fascism for six long horrible years. Why even my generation managed
to maintain its opposition to communism for seventy years (until the Wall fell)
but has failed in its courage more recently in relation to
Thomas explains the
16/11/2020: Space X: Isn’t this just great? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KU6KogxG5BE
16/11/2020: Ultralight DIY Bushcraft Chair: I have posted about this chair before but I have to admit I had never made one myself. Well now I have – and I’m sold. I made this chair out of a scrap of (approx) 2 oz/yd2 ripstop nylon from Spotlight I had left over from another project. It took less than half an hour to sew and about two minutes to construct with four sticks. Yes they are tomato stakes, not the best material as the edges tend to cut into the cord.
Round poles would be better. Cutting straight green hardwood saplings would be the surest way of getting a strong chair but if you don’t want to do that you can collect and carefully test dry dead branches found on the forest floor. The little 41 gram Sierra saw is all you need to cut them to size. The two side poles are OK at 6-7′ but the rear one would be better a bit longer. (All these are 6′ tomato stakes). I have used a piece of 1″ dowel at the front of the seat. It is about 4′ long.
The chair will be more comfortable if this is also lashed to the two side poles (about 2″ higher than you see it here). That will allow you to sink into the chair more. It will also make it a bit harder to get in and out – a factor if you are my age. If the three poles (particularity the rear one) are a bit longer you will be able to lie back and relax a little more.
I suspect you could use a piece of stout cord instead of the front crossbar. This would make the chair more hammock-like and perhaps more comfortable. You could put your inflated mat in it too if you wanted ultimate luxury. It is quite comfortable enough as it is really. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2020/11/15/ultralight-diy-bushcraft-chair/
16/11/2020: ‘Deplatforming’ of conservative sites is the ultimate in ‘Newspeak’ and ‘Big Brotherism’. I had not realized ‘Wordpress’ which I use on my hiking blog is so sinister. May have to reprise: https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/11/the_conservative_treehouse_is_being_deplatformed.html
16/11/2020: The same algorithm email inventor Dr Shiva discovered stealing 100s of 1000s of votes in Pennsylvania was also used in Michigan: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/11/caught-part-2-email-inventor-dr-shiva-finds-impossible-ballot-ratio-feature-michigan-results-caught/ and Wisconsin https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/11/caught-part-3-impossible-ballot-ratio-found-milwaukee-results-change-wisconsin-election-30000-votes-switched-president-trump-biden/ Trumps lawyers Sidney Powell https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/11/sidney-powell-drops-bomb-sunday-morning-futures-cia-may-used-dominion-benefit-gina-haspel-fired-immediately-video/ and Rudy Guiliani https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/11/trump-attorney-rudy-giuliani-says-election-will-overturned-proof-cant-disclose-yet-video/ explain how it was used in all six states which are in dispute. They say this election will be overturned before December and Trump will have won the election. Sidney Powell says more than 100,000 people have come forward with statements – too many to process all the evidence! PS: The almost ‘perfect’ deduction of 40% of the Trump vote in these jurisdictions (but not elsewhere) has to be seen to e believed! Only a computer could do this.
15/11/2020: It does not get any more politically incorrect than ‘wokefishing’ - though I suspect it is a thing: http://www.smalldeadanimals.com/index.php/2020/11/13/november-13-2020-reader-tips/
15/11/2020: This is our
This day is call’d election day.
He that outlives this day, and comes safe home,
Will stand a tip-toe when this day is nam’d,
And rouse him at the name of Donald Trump.
He that shall live this day, and see old age,
Will yearly on the vigil feast his neighbours,
And say “That was the day he won re-election.”
Then will he strip his sleeve and show his scars,
And say “These wounds I had on election day.”
Old men forget; yet all shall be forgot,
But he’ll remember, with advantages,
What feats he did that day. Then shall our names,
Familiar in his mouth as household words—
Donald J. Trump, and all who stayed with him,
And on his side and with him to the end
Be in their flowing cups freshly rememb’red.
This story shall the good man teach his son;
And election days shall ne’er go by,
From this day to the ending of the world,
But we in it shall be rememberèd—
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother; be he ne’er so vile,
This day shall gentle his condition;
And gentlemen in
Shall think themselves accurs’d they did not stay the course,
And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
That fought with us upon election day.
15/11/2020: The number of illegal voters in Arizona (alone) exceeds the margin by which Biden allegedly won the state: https://thespectator.info/2020/11/12/arizona-rep-points-out-that-the-number-of-potential-non-citizen-voters-is-higher-than-bidens-lead-in-the-state/ When you just print 100,000 fake votes the chances of their being real works out to be 1 in 10 to the power of 274! No evidence of fraud. Move on: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/11/exclusive-georgia-difference-president-ballots-president-trump-biden-statistically-impossible-indicating-obvious-election-fraud/ & https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/11/ga-poll-watcher-expert-non-trump-supporter-affidavit-sudden-surge-20000-mail-votes-biden-early-hours-nov-5-approx-1000-votes-trump-disappeared/
Sidney Powell s great: so glad Trump has her on his side: https://www.citizenfreepress.com/breaking/sidney-powell-im-going-to-release-the-kraken-im-going-to-expose-every-one-of-them/
14/11/2020: Trump will now have the
evidence he needs. He has seized the computers in
14/11/2020: DIY Tripod Stool Hack: You can dismantle a cheap $20) tripod stool which you can buy just about anywhere to scavenge the top cover (which in this case weighs less than 100 grams) to make an ultralight hiking stool – with the aid of your new Pocket Serra saw I wrote about here: Ultralight Tent Poles If you are handy with a sewing machine you can make your own cover which will weigh less than 2 ounces (say 50 grams). This is a great way to get yourself from ultralight hiking furniture. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2020/11/14/diy-tripod-stool-hack/
14/11/2020: Trump’s IT team has already discovered enough illegal or double votes
to overturn the results in at least
Hundreds of thousands of unverified votes were counted in Nevada: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/11/former-nv-ag-bombshell-ai-computer-vision-experts-reveal-signature-verification-setting-200k-ballots-manually-lowered-40-video/ & https://thefederalist.com/2020/11/06/american-hustle-party-insiders-tell-the-true-story-of-how-philadelphia-elections-work/ These are real people who voted yet they are showing up on the rolls as having not done so: https://thedonald.win/p/11Q8c6xUb2/please-help-my-vote-was-not-coun/
13/11/2020: Ultralight Tent Poles: Tent poles can’t get any lighter than if you don’t carry any – which is what I do/don’t. This is particularly weight-saving if you are young and don’t need to carry hiking poles, something which I simply did not need until I was nearly 65! Perhaps when I finally get my new knees I will no longer need them either!
Instead of carrying poles I simply cut what I need from
fallen timber on the forest floor. In
I made my own one ounce (28 gram) for this purpose. See How to Carry a Saw
If you don’t have the tools/confidence to do this yourself, Coghlans have come to your aid with this 41 gram folding ‘Sierra Saw‘ which has a 4″ (10 cm) blade. It is a lock blade folder which like all pruning saws cuts on the pull stroke so you should not break the blade.
I picked up a couple from Aussie Disposals in Traralgon (Vic) this morning for A$22.99 each (Nov 2020). Like all their products it is well made and good value. There is a lighter pocket pruning saww (34 grams) which i wrote about here, but it is very hard to source one. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2020/11/13/ultralight-tent-poles/
13/11/2020: This woman’s (2 year old) dog voted in the Presidential election (though it is not known who she voted for): https://www.citizenfreepress.com/breaking/my-dog-voted-in-the-presidential-election/
13/11/2020: Is this communism, or what? ‘As of 30 June 2020, there were over two million public servants across the three levels of Australian government costing $174 billion, yes billion dollars…The Australian public sector accounted for 16.5% of the number of people employed as at end June 2020. Up from 15.9% twelve months earlier. ’ https://catallaxyfiles.com/2020/11/12/private-sector-recession-public-sector-party/ Disturbing: 1 public sector worker for every 6 private sector workers. Ridiculous.
13/11/2020: The fraud evidence is
overwhelming. He has already had a win this morning in a lower court in
13/11/2020: A small army of IT geniuses is/are helping Trump get to the bottom of this election fraud – so far they have identified 300,000+ fake votes in Pennsylvania alone (where Trump trails by 20,000 votes): https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/11/faith-hundreds-pro-trump-volunteers-scouring-voter-data-already-nearly-300000-vote-discrepancies-identified-pennsylvania-alone/ Dominion Systems where much of the fraud occurred is basically a democrat front: https://thenationalpulse.com/exclusive/dominion-dem-donors/ Here is what just one has found: https://noqreport.com/2020/11/12/it-expert-finds-multitude-of-flaws-in-dominion-voting-systems-solutions-allowing-easy-manipulation-of-vote-tallies/ In Michigan alone 138,000 votes were switched, changing the results completely: https://joannenova.com.au/2020/11/electronic-vote-fraud-equation-revealed-in-michigan-in-4-counties-138000-fake-votes-for-biden/
12/11/2020: This is how the election is going really: Biden 226, Trump 232, with a Trump win the most likely outcome after all the fraud, recounts etc are dealt with: nhttps://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/11/current-election-update-trump-ahead-states-ec-votes-legitimate-votes-history-biden-committing-greatest-fraud-ever/
12/11/2020: Just a little civics: ‘Thanks very much to the fellow who purchased
12/11/2020: Why does the earth pulsate every 26 seconds: https://www.popularmechanics.com/science/environment/a34531984/earth-pulsates-every-26-seconds/
11/11/2020: 'O, what a tangled web we weave’…So many smart people out there: Dr Shiva shows how millions of votes were stolen: It is slow going, and nearly an hour long but you we it to yourself to watch it through. This is how mathematicians spot computer fraud and are able to calculate the algorithm which created it. Dr Shiva shows exactly how many votes the computers stole (from Trump to Biden). Many more than enough to have completely overturned the election result. These Republican states (such as Michigan) will require a manual count of the votes before the election results are certified to correct these computer 'glitches' and Trump will have won the election. Watch and weep. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ztu5Y5obWPk&feature=emb_title
11/11/2020: The Computer Fraud: Based on this initial analysis over 500,000 votes were identified that were switched from President Trump to Joe Biden. In addition to this another 2,865,757 votes were deleted: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/11/breaking-exclusive-analysis-election-night-data-states-shows-millions-votes-either-switched-president-trump-biden-lost/ In Pennsylvania, 23,000 ballots have an impossible return date — earlier than ‘sent date’: https://www.citizenfreepress.com/breaking/pennsylvania-smoking-gun/ A Voting apocalypse: 10,000 rise from the grave to vote (for Biden) in Michigan: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/11/huge-analysis-finds-10000-dead-people-returned-mail-ballots-michigan/ & https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/11/trumps-director-election-day-operations-tweets-photo-republican-poll-watchers-no-entry-list-philly/ & https://www.dailysignal.com/2020/11/06/a-pro-bono-lawyer-for-trump-campaign-shares-what-he-saw-in-pennsylvania/ For a million bucks’ reward there will be whistleblowers: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/11/texas-lt-governor-dan-patrick-offers-1-million-reward-evidence-voter-fraud/
11/11/2020: How was this fraud co-ordinated: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/11/six-battleground-states-democrat-governors-pause-counting-election-night-coordinated/
And here’s how it will be undone. Attorney
General Barr has already sent out thousands of operatives into the field. Soon
people will start ‘singing’ to save themselves all over
11/11/2020: You may think this is a joke but in at least one case it fact-checks: ‘I threw out every Trump ballot I saw. Tens of thousands of them and so did all of my co-workers’ https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/11/self-described-dem-party-worker-detroit-resident-brags-facebook-work-wayne-co-mi-threw-every-trump-ballot-saw-tens-thousands-co-worke/ and here’s another: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/11/trump-campaign-witness-saw-biden-harris-van-stop-las-vegas-nevada-center-unload-fill-boxes-ballots-video/ and another https://www.citizenfreepress.com/breaking/no-humans-verified-any-signature-matches-in-nevada/ Many more are coming in every minute, eg https://www.citizenfreepress.com/breaking/lindsey-graham-possible-ballot-harvesting-in-pennsylvania-involving-25000-nursing-home-residents/ & https://www.citizenfreepress.com/breaking/jason-miller-we-found-illegal-ballot-harvesting-in-georgia/ & https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/11/erie-pennsylvania-usps-worker-placed-unpaid-leave-blowing-whistle-backdating-ballots/ & https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/11/stunning-sworn-affidavit-former-mi-asst-ag-election-worker-assigned-new-names-voters-appeared-absentee-ballot-person-already-voted/ & https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/11/huge-exclusive-michigan-ag-dana-nessel-sends-cease-desist-order-journalist-demanding-erase-detroitleaks-video-showing-voter-fraud-training-face-criminal-prosecution/
11/11/2020: Real Clear Politics Pulls
11/11/2020: If just the illegal
non-citizens were removed from the electoral rolls Trump would have won easily
– and this is only a (small) part of the fraud. You cannot expect
the majority of the people to have faith in democracy (even lay down their
lives in defence of it) if clearly and demonstrably year after year the nation
is run and controlled by the minority and elections are never free and fair. In
10/11/2020: Real Clear Politics Pulls
10/11/2020: Pfizer Stopped Testing COVID-19 Vaccine Results in Late October, Placed Samples in Cold Storage to Be Tested the Day After the Election: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/11/report-pfizer-stopped-testing-covid-19-vaccine-results-late-october-placed-samples-cold-storage-tested-day-election/ Advice: Don’t buy into related shares until after you see whether Trump wins/loses. Of course Pfizer may have done this just to protect their own interests – imagine if they had released these results just before the election and Trump Biden won – he would have destroyed them. They may have been trying just to distance themselves.
10/11/2020: It’s all in the Log Files: As I have said before this fraud will
be detected, undone and its perpetrators prosecuted and gaoled. An example to
Here we see the visual evidence of this fraud in
10/11/2020: This is how Hammer and Scorecard computer vote fraud works. Watch
Trump lose 20,000 votes in one second in
09/11/2020: Of course Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvnia all have Republican
legislatures so that they can simply appoint the Electoral College members if
they are not satisfied that the vote represents the people’s will (and may
do so, as has been done before) however in all three states their own
governemts have also ordered an examination of the elections in their states.
For example: Read
the letter… & https://justthenews.com/politics-policy/elections/pa-house-speaker-calls-full-audit-election-returns-theyre-certified,
etc. There is also a mandatory recount in
09/11/2020: How likely is this? Folks so keen to vote for Pres Joe Biden they didn’t bother to vote for the Senate or the House? There are a really lot of these Biden only votes: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/11/identified-450000-ballots-miraculously-vote-joe-biden-sidney-powell-drops-bomb-sunday-morning-futures-video/ More than anything this is indicative of hastily constructed fake votes.
09/11/2020: It is coming undone: https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/11/07/detroit-ballot-tabulators-entered-names-of-non-voters-during-count/ & https://www.breitbart.com/2020-election/2020/11/07/nevada-whistleblower-says-he-witnessed-processing-of-illegitimate-votes/ From allowing clerks to fix spoiled ballots to permitting voters to escape ID rules, Wisconsin election officials took actions that were not authorized by legislature. https://justthenews.com/politics-policy/elections/many-200000-wisconsin-residents-may-have-voted-absentee-without-having
Voting statistics reveal voter frauds
and demand a recount ‘as if someone
flipped a coin 100 times and got heads every time’. https://thenationalpulse.com/politics/pennsylvania-vote-anomalies/
The rescan of votes in
09/11/2020: It’s certainly not over: https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/11/wait_just_a_minute_some_very_good_news_may_be_coming.html & https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/11/mathematical_impossibilities_may_be_what_trips_up_democrat_plans.html & https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/11/hammer_scorecard_and_a_venezuelatechnology_election.html It’s in the Log files stupid: https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/11/there_are_no_software_glitches.html
08/11/2020: NB Bad Stuff: Suddenly a truck arrives at 4:00am with 61 boxes of ballots. Within minutes this centre processes 100,000 tallies (when it had only processed 7,000 all night. Go to around 15:30 in the witness video: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/11/felt-like-drug-deal-asian-american-ballot-observer-detroit-describes-mysterious-van-dropping-off-61-boxes-ballots-4-video/ Wisconsin Election Clerks May Have Illegally Altered Thousands of Ballots: https://www.breitbart.com/2020-election/2020/11/07/report-wisconsin-election-clerks-may-have-illegally-altered-thousands-of-ballots/?fbclid=IwAR0t2LSzv5K-uavZDqcXuILnt4ndvS_AzGSuvzICY0anD4XlITMSYP_IbU8 & Bucks County, Pennsylvania Board of Elections Director Confirms “Spoiled” Ballots Were Illegally Handled and Destroyed: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/11/breaking-project-veritas-bucks-county-pennsylvania-board-elections-director-confirms-spoiled-ballots-illegally-handled-destroyed-video/ & A former Democrat Governor blowing the whistle on Democrat vote fraud: https://www.citizenfreepress.com/breaking/rod-blagojevich-sounds-the-alarm-on-democrat-voter-fraud/
08/11/2020: There are 100,000 Provisional Votes still to count in
08/11/2020: It Ain’t Over Till It’s Over: News networks do not decide or call
election results. This Morning there are many reasons to think that the fraud
is real and that redress will occur. There were (at least) two (huge) computer
‘glitches’, the ‘Dominion System’ glitch and the ‘Hammer and Scorecard’ glitch
for example. Just one of these would be enough to overturn the result. Two
individual examples of the Dominion System glitch eg
07/11/2020: DIY Ultralight 07/11/2020: DIY Ultralight Chimney Rings: This is an update to my posts about a DIY Tent Stove and Ultralight Chimney. When you roll up the (eg .1 mm) stainless steel of titanium foil to make a chimney (which will otherwise fit in your billy - when it is rolled the other way) you need rings to hold the chimney shape.
I made my first set out of strips of foil which I joined with a pop rivet. This works, and they can be trimmed so that they don't cut your fingers (so much), but i suggested at the time this alternative: making them out of stainless steel (or titanium) wire joined with swages/ferrules/crimps.
You can source double-barrel (fishing) crimps. The ones I found at Amazon were single barrel, and in the photo I have only crimped once in the middle, though two crimps would be more secure. This method has certainly reduced the weight of the rings, made them so they will not cut your fingers and easier to fit in your billy.
This method has also brought the weight of the bands down from around 2 grams each to (as you can see) .59 grams). This is for a 40 mm diameter ring. I will be making my rings/chimney 35 mm (so that rolled up it will fit in my 5" high billy) so they will be slightly lighter than that - probably around .54 grams each. I need around 20 of then - so around 11 grams for the rings. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2020/11/07/diy-ultralight-chimney-rings/
07/11/2020: Voter turnout of 200% seems just a bit over the top. (https://justthenews.com/politics-policy/elections/milwaukees-sky-high-voter-turnout-prompts-lawsuit-seeking-explanation) You can be caught out by the numbers: http://joannenova.com.au/2020/11/biden-votes-pattern-fails-an-easy-first-test-for-tax-fraud/ But there was no fraud: https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/11/milwaukee_officials_have_some_explaining_to_do.html I notice that already Zuckerburg has been ‘caught out’ throwing a quarter of a billion dollars into this blatant vote buying operation.
07/11/2020: However, this farrago can be fixed (and has been in the past): https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/11/huge-exclusive-keep-faith-president-trump-will-win-election-based-constitution-per-retired-intel-operative-tony-shaffer/ & https://www.citizenfreepress.com/breaking/michigan-update-election-software-gave-6000-trump-votes-to-biden-same-program-used-in-47-counties/ https://www.theblaze.com/op-ed/horowitz-state-legislatures-rectify-election-fraud
07/11/2020: More evidence of fraud (Claims)
https://www.citizenfreepress.com/breaking/alert-why-does-biden-have-so-many-more-votes-than-democrat-senators-in-swing-states/ and even more sinister here: https://twitter.com/JamesOKeefeIII/status/1324411235329191936?s=20 Systematic corruption and criminality in the ‘Democratic’ Party. It will be interesting if this proves to be true ie that all official ballots are encrypted in such a way they cannot be copied so that fake votes will be revealed. It may well be true as this story from 2018 reveals: https://thehill.com/policy/cybersecurity/403148-dhs-chief-calls-on-election-officials-in-all-50-states-to-have The rumour is that Federal officials have already been sent out by Trump to do this: https://grayseconomy.com/2020/11/05/will-dhs-officials-follow-the-watermark-to-verify-the-election/ & http://enjoyingthejourney.blogspot.com/
06/11/2020: The writer below itemizes the maths of the fraud pretty well I think https://redstate.com/scotthounsell/2020/11/05/excuse-me-while-i-call-bs-n275572while these articles illustrates some of the tricks used: https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/11/05/pollak-seven-kinds-of-election-interference-from-fraud-to-censorship-legal/ & https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/11/count_and_recount_every_vote_until_you_win.html & https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/11/breaking-project-veritas-nevada-usps-carrier-caught-tape-pledging-voter-fraud-remove-president-trump-office-video/ & https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/11/cant-believe-seeing-coup-registered-democrat-poll-watcher-details-corruption-philly-vote-counting-center-video/ & https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/11/stealing_pennsylvania.html while this observer actually saw 130,00 Biden votes illegally delivered (ie after the cut-off time) at 4:00 am in the morning – just as Pres Trump predicted would happen the night before: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/11/watch-ballot-count-watcher-describes-least-130000-ballots-biden-arriving-three-vehicles-detroit-dead-night/
06/11/2020: It is a coup. In the greatest democracy, the home of the free world, the light of the world. In the middle of the night hundreds of thousands of votes simply appeared out of thin air all 100% Biden with no oversight, no checks and balances, no scrutiny when Trump was way ahead and it was mathematically impossible for Biden to win. In a country with non-compulsory voting where closer to 50% participation is the norm, suddenly participation was (in the rigged areas) over 90% - in some cases over 100%! The Dems stole the election. If it ends in civil war I would not be surprised. All our money is out of the market which I expect to go into free fall any time. You might catch more about it here: https://www.citizenfreepress.com/ or here https://redstate.com/ or here https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/ but you certainly will not get it from the conventional media, Facebook, Twitter…they are all in on it. I suspect it will end in bloodshed. PS: Lots of folk even came back from the grave to vote for Joe Biden (encouraged perhaps by his similarity to themselves): https://www.citizenfreepress.com/breaking/118-year-old-dead-detroit-man-voted-for-biden/ With any luck though the delinquent states will be ordered (by the Supreme Court) to have a re-vote for the Presidency (under closer supervision): https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/what-happens-if-the-election-was-a-fraud-the-constitution-doesnt-say/ & https://ballotpedia.org/Can_a_redo_be_held_for_a_presidential_election%3F_(2020) or it can be fixed this way: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/11/breaking-state-legislatures-swing-states-may-end-saving-union-work/ First referenced article here: http://joannenova.com.au/2020/11/usa-2020-coup-in-progress/
05/11/2020: Mastery of Fire: For a million years (or more) this has been a defining ‘element’ of human life, indeed so much so that certain ancients considered it as one of four primordials: earth, water, air, fire. Indeed this classification has a resonance to it still.
Early man learned that fire not only provided essential warmth (and protection from predators) it reduced food energy dependence and improved health, but that it added (energy and flavour) value to that food as well. Of course this is still the case.
For the ultralight hiker the problem is how to get fire’s many advantages at the lightest possible weight – hence this post. The 20 gram titanium roll-up stove can be used as a windscreen with an alcohol burner or as a twig stove – if you want to save fuel or have run out of fuel. This is so much better than a gas stove which might easily run out of fuel or block up and be useless See Fuel Follies. The empty gas canister alone weighs probably seven times this!
The 32 grams for this set up (the cosy weighs 12 grams) is so much lighter than any gas set-up with nothing to go wrong. I just use a couple of spare tent pegs – 5.5 grams each – (for the pot stand) I carry anyway in case I need them for tent anchor side tie-outs on particularly windy nights. It also produces a substantial warmth at the door of your tent on a cold morning when you have your first cuppa of the day. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2020/11/05/mastery-of-fire/
05/11/2020: Unbelievable: Seven Milwaukee wards report more 2020 presidential votes than registered voters: https://mkecitywire.com/stories/564495243-analysis-seven-milwaukee-wards-report-more-2020-presidential-votes-than-registered-voters-biden-nets-146k-votes-in-city Voter ‘turn out’ at 90% was higher than we get with compulsory voting but in seven wards it was greater than 100%.
05/11/2020: Dems are such blatant crooks. No scrutiny allowed while they cheat. They have kicked out everyone with a GOP badge out of the room and won’t let anyone in. BUT they are still counting and only Dems are in the room. police are barricading and supporting this: https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitter.com%2Fi%2Fstatus%2F1324117887368499202%3Ffbclid%3DIwAR0RAI0f3PMBwgDMAuP--69gRnxxWXVg8MPiavneT9R-wmaDCz23hVVjPZE&h=AT0gw7bmIIzsdS6YM5dCOQvbLGBZP1hqoF9uKYv4VNFlz67NxBd-FXHwtcZRtGDcE0foRWPWtGQmaNmfcZOUpbS06Vza7U_WA76FJ5EhrGWY26Gox4ztom2-n08GwArfgvg&__tn__=H-R&c=AT2f4xESOSESeUaJrGagj-OVlB5GC01aZjR1K6b58xN_4kIChTJFJSX8MzxFn3xEfQ7RQ2uwp3uGFEmLIDQV8buLpfxmxNZ4MWQcOA0qFTKQDgh199C2u4rFLZflYTAW_8hFgjBVNXkox5G4
05/11/2020: Massive Voter fraud: So while everyone was
asleep and after everyone went home, Democrats in
04/11/2020: Trump is clearly talking about
enormously major electoral fraud. His team has clearly detected it and will
have the evidence. Important people will go to gaol over this and
Trump is right that the remaining votes need to be secured and the matter be
sorted by a third party – which does just happen to be the Supreme Court. If
you look at the maths of the states in doubt, basically seven ‘Republican’ and
two ‘Democrat’ it is impossible for Trump to lose or Biden to win. The margin
of votes already counted is too great for the difference to be made up by
counting the remaining votes even if all voted for the same person which they
would not have. They would fall in a similar way to those already counted plus
or minus a predictable amount say 10-15% either way, not enough to make up a
deficiency of say 80-90% if the votes had already been counted and one
candidate was already say 10-12% ahead. Yet clearly this level of fraud is just
what his scrutineers (or others) have detected. I noticed during the day people
posting Youtubes of some fraud: box stuffing, refusal to admit scrutineers, etc
but apparently it was more massive than that – otherwise he could just have
allowed the count to proceed to Biden’s inevitable defeat - as he really has
clearly lost – in a big way. For example, it is mathematically impossible for
him to catch up in Pennsylvania with 75-88% of the votes counted and Trump
ahead by 12% with of over 5 ¼ million votes counted (630,000 ahead). With say
12% of voted still to be counted Biden would have to secure more than every
single uncounted vote. The same situation applies in every ‘Rust Belt’ (ie
Democrat controlled state) and in
04/11/2020: By 9:30 am (just a little over
an hour after voting opened in Florida Trumps’s vote had surged ahead of the
Democrat’s (and the Dow went up 500 points in half an hour). If you
04/11/2020: If only we had a Tucker Carlson. If only we had a Donald Trump. Good luck today Donald. May you have every success and go on to drain the dismal swamp that political and social life has become: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FI_aK6W-jp0&feature=emb_title
03/11/2020: Public ‘welfare’ needs to rid itself of its ‘incentivisation’. If you reward something you will get more of it. That is why we have so much bad behaviour today. If you want to reduce dependence on the public purse that purse needs to become much less generous and the rod somewhat heavier particularly as the virus has robbed us of so much of our national wealth. For a start I propose this: Everyone should have a ‘right’ (only) to wholesome bread (say 2,500 calories per day worth) clean water (say 10 litres for drinking and washing), access to a (squat) toilet, a roof overhead of a night – I work outside when it rains. Haven’t washed away yet in over 70 years. Canvas is fine for a roof – I have spent years of my lfe under less, one blanket, a wooden board to sleep on, minimum clothing for climate/decency: two sets, one clean, one on the line. If they want more they will have to make an appropriate effort to obtain it at a set minimum hourly/tonnage rate. I would suggest people be provided with a large concrete space appropriately gridded and furnished with discrete measured heaps of sharp sand and a No 10 shovel. Moving a tonne of sand from one grid square to an adjacent one will be rewarded with a set dollar amount per tonne with which they can purchase other goods (eg jam, tea, meat, etc) at a set rate. At 5’ tall and 66 years old my wife Della can easily move ten tones of sand a day and have lots of time to ‘smell the roses’ – and frequently does, for enjoyment (ie both of those things). That ten tonnes should provide anyone with enough money to live in very modest comfort, say the current minimum dole payment approx $300/week. If they want more then they will need to ‘improve’ themselves. I believe that if this regime is implemented immediately the several million people on ‘welfare’ will very soon ‘improve’ themselves so that they are no longer on welfare a year later. If I am wrong after one year, I will reconsider. Let’s give it a try. It’s our money after all!
is happening again: How Much The 2016 Polls Missed By In Every State… https://www.citizenfreepress.com/breaking/exactly-how-much-the-2016-polls-missed-by-in-every-state/
but the Dems and others are again not going to accept the result. In
03/11/2020: Two days out from the election Kamala (who very likely will end up President – after all the default choices are her or Mike Pence) admits to being a communist.This will not go down well. Here it is, Kamala: ‘Equality and equity are not the same thing, (equality is not enough because) not everybody’s starting out from the same place…Equitable treatment means we all end up at the same place’. This is literal Communism. Translation: ‘Equitable treatment means you all end up a pile of skulls.’ Hilary is helping out by promising an avalanche of radical left legislation: https://moonbattery.com/hillary-promises-blitzkrieg-of-radical-left-legislation/
02/11/2020: Press censorship on this scale is an enormous evil (perpetuated by Biden and his associates), and what do you suppose happened to Hunter Carson’s documents? (https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2020/10/the-case-of-the-disappeared-biden-documents.php): https://www.zerohedge.com/political/heres-censored-biden-story-forced-glenn-greenwald-quit-firm-he-founded Meanwhile Biden’s corruption is incontrovertibly confirmed: https://pjmedia.com/election/victoria-taft/2020/10/30/boom-hunters-smoking-gun-email-implicating-joe-biden-just-blew-up-n1107034 PS: I notice the story is back online on Twitter after the firm’s shares crashed 20%! Maybe the people don’t support such censorship after all but would like to be allowed to make up their own minds? However, it just didn’t work and the voters are roaring back to return Trump with a stunning victory. Just you wait and see: https://townhall.com/columnists/wayneallynroot/2020/11/01/las-vegas-oddsmaker-announces-final-prediction-trump-electoral-landslide-coming-n2579146
02/11/2020: ‘The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts.’ Bertrand Russell For example, no worry about ‘global warming’: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2020/10/31/roger-revelle/
02/11/2020: Indeed they do –unless you happen to be one of their chosen ‘elites’: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2020/11/01/western-governments-have-absolute-contempt-for-citizens/
Days Trekking the EBC: (A Year Ago Today) Della: ‘And so we are back! 9
days trekking along the Everest Base Camp trail, Lukla to Dingboche. Our final
climb above Dingboche was as high aa Everest Base Camp, but I never wanted to
experience the cold and privation of the last 2 days of the trail, so we were
happy to call Dingboche our goal. And it was beyond amazing: I never expected
it to be the journey of a lifetime, but it was… The soaring beauty? The time,
whilst walking, to contemplate my life…? I only know that I felt more energy
and happiness than one small, imperfect heart can hold, and each day that heart
swelled further with gratitude for all the people whose loving support put me
there: my husband and lifelong guide, my family support-crew back home who kept
our home base running amidst their already busy lives, my friends who cheer me
from these Facebook pages daily, and my outstanding cardiologist who saved me
just moments from death exactly a year ago and then solved (though not quite
“cured”) my heart problem. So many people – giving so much: No wonder my heart
soared. The cynic that usually inhabits my soul might suggest that all this
emotion was a side-effect of the steroids that I was prescribed to help prevent
altitude sickness.. Who knows?!
01/11/2020: Ghost Shrimp and Other Small Fry: This post is an accompaniment to my recent post Small Game. It is not so hard to supplement your hiking rations with some tasty protein after all. A couple of hundred grams of protein will meet your daily requirements, whilst 500+ grams will be nearly enough for your total daily food needs. This is just not that hard to get. A good place to look is in the water
Of course if you are traveling along the seashore there
will be shellfish aplenty on every rocky promontory, and at least in
There are pretty much no shellfish anywhere which are actually poisonous (if fresh) though few are as delicious as pipis (which only need to be lightly steamed open), so shellfish represent a ready food source – testified to by the huge ‘middens’ of such scattered all along our coasts left by earlier denizens. Often these are 5-10 metres high! Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2020/11/01/ghost-shrimp-and-other-small-fry/
01/11/2020: Look particularly at the steep decline in the case fatality rate: https://issuesinsights.com/2020/10/29/5-more-covid-charts-democrats-and-the-press-dont-want-you-to-see/
01/11/2020: Biden will steal the family home. Hidden in his agenda is this wicked plan. Don’t think this will go down well when/if it gets out: https://rosebyanyothernameblog.wordpress.com/2020/10/29/biden-to-take-family-homes-from-children/ Bizarrely they also plan to retract Trump’s tax cuts and steal a few thousand each from middle class voters, of course whilst also banning the family car & etc, etc. What maniac is writing their policies?
Macron: ‘The goal is to build an Islam in
are taking ‘hate speech’ to a whole other level in
31/10/2020: The reaction to the Nice
attacks is truly terrifying. (eg Mahathir thinks ‘millions of French people
should be killed). We really must end Moslem immigration and indeed reverse
it eg by paying those already here to leave even if it eventually costs a
million dollars for every one, but I imagine we could manage it at a tenth or a
hundredth of that.
30/10/2020: Must not let Della see this or I will have to be out hunting every day: Antlers in Jackson Wyoming.
30/10/2020: I like coconuts too but are you going to climb that tree: https://nypost.com/2020/10/28/costco-pulling-products-allegedly-made-with-forced-monkey-labor/
30/10/2020: The physics is settled: There can be no more warming from CO2 or water vapour: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2020/10/26/study-suggests-no-more-co2-warming/
29/10/2020: The Spooky and Dangerous Side of Black Licorice: I used to love it too until we worked out it was giving me terrible leg cramps: https://www.realclearscience.com/articles/2020/10/27/the_spooky_and_dangerous_side_of_black_licorice_111589.html
29/10/2020: The bed as a private space only shared by partners is a recent invention: Groucho Marx ‘Anything that can’t be done in bed isn’t worth doing at all.’ https://www.fastcompany.com/90404121/the-bizarre-secret-history-of-beds
29/10/2020: Biden will lie about anything to become President, but attempting to cover up his criminal son’s vile pedophilia is utterly beyond the Pale. Mind you he is a creepy touchy-feely guy himself so one does not look far to see where the apple came from: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/10/breaking-exclusive-hunter-biden-pictures-half-naked-exposed-certain-minor-joe-biden-lying/ Meanwhile all over the net Tucker’s interview with Bobulinski itemising Biden’;s corruption has been taken down, but you can still get some snippet and transcripts here: https://pjmedia.com/election/bryan-preston/2020/10/27/bobulinski-the-bidens-are-compromised-and-lying-about-joes-knowledge-of-hunters-deals-with-china-n1099404
Steve Kates: Andrews is the worst political leader in
28/10/2020: How the fake news and polling see the
result, ie 310: 228 in Biden’s favour. Trump needs another 42 Electoral
College votes: Let’s consider him winning
27/10/2020: Astonishing: Touching Down on Asteroid Bennu: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2020/10/23/touching-down-on-asteroid-bennu/
27/10/2020: The Madness of Crowds. Nothing better illustrates this bizarre phenomenon than the current covid pseudo-crisis, ‘climate change’, demonizing fossil fuels, fantasies about ‘renewables’, socialism, and like ‘boojums’ – of course, they are all linked. I am I hope a rationalist yet I am astonished that people can be led en masse into such folly and that it has become dangerous to wave a pin anywhere near the miraculous balloons of hot air they have generated with their crazy ‘plans’. I trust Trump is right and that no-one will ever even mention ‘Covid’ again after November 4 when a red tide sweeps away so much (if not all) of the above nonsense. What a ‘paper tiger’ it has been. A ‘disease’ most would never know they even had except for the existence of an expensive, invasive and elaborate test – and which 99% throw off in a couple of days. A disease which kills only those who were going to die anyway – and then only if they are sadly neglected by leftist health administrators and the like by denying them cheap and effective treatment. Yet it has been used to shut down the capitalist world as if it was the “Black Death’ when it was never even the Hong Kong Flu let alone tuberculosis or small pox (which did not). The other ‘boojums’ are equally spurious. It all so reminds me of that wondrous Lewis Carroll Poem, ‘The Hunting of the Snark’: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/43909/the-hunting-of-the-snark Just some important quotes to illustrate how the elaborate ‘fantastification’ works: ‘What I tell you three times is true.’, ‘One could see he was wise,
The moment one looked in his face!’, this wonderful ‘road map’: ‘Other maps are such shapes, with their islands and capes!
But we've got our brave Captain to thank
(So the crew would protest) "that he's bought us the best—
A perfect and absolute blank!’, ‘beware of the day,
If your Snark be a Boojum! For then
You will softly and suddenly vanish away,
And never be met with again!', ‘And summed it so well that it came to far more
Than the Witnesses ever had said!’– do you suppose this member of the crew was ‘Joe Biden’? ‘There was one who was famed for the number of things
He forgot when he entered the ship’ And finally: ‘In the midst of the word he was trying to say,
In the midst of his laughter and glee,
He had softly and suddenly vanished away—
For the Snark was a Boojum, you see.’
Fit the First
"Just the place for a Snark!" the Bellman cried,
As he landed his crew with care;
Supporting each man on the top of the tide
By a finger entwined in his hair.
"Just the place for a Snark! I have said it twice:
That alone should encourage the crew.
Just the place for a Snark! I have said it thrice:
What I tell you three times is true."
The crew was complete: it included a Boots—
A maker of Bonnets and Hoods—
A Barrister, brought to arrange their disputes—
And a Broker, to value their goods.
A Billiard-marker, whose skill was immense,
Might perhaps have won more than his share—
But a Banker, engaged at enormous expense,
Had the whole of their cash in his care.
There was also a Beaver, that paced on the deck,
Or would sit making lace in the bow:
And had often (the Bellman said) saved them from wreck,
Though none of the sailors knew how.
There was one who was famed for the number of things
He forgot when he entered the ship:
His umbrella, his watch, all his jewels and rings,
And the clothes he had bought for the trip.
He had forty-two boxes, all carefully packed,
With his name painted clearly on each:
But, since he omitted to mention the fact,
They were all left behind on the beach.
The loss of his clothes hardly mattered, because
He had seven coats on when he came,
With three pair of boots—but the worst of it was,
He had wholly forgotten his name.
He would answer to "Hi!" or to any loud cry,
Such as "Fry me!" or "Fritter my wig!"
To "What-you-may-call-um!" or "What-was-his-name!"
But especially "Thing-um-a-jig!"
While, for those who preferred a more forcible word,
He had different names from these:
His intimate friends called him "Candle-ends,"
And his enemies "Toasted-cheese."
"His form is ungainly—his intellect small—"
(So the Bellman would often remark)
"But his courage is perfect! And that, after all,
Is the thing that one needs with a Snark."
He would joke with hænas, returning their stare
With an impudent wag of the head:
And he once went a walk, paw-in-paw, with a bear,
"Just to keep up its spirits," he said.
He came as a Baker: but owned, when too late—
And it drove the poor Bellman half-mad—
He could only bake Bride-cake—for which, I may state,
No materials were to be had.
The last of the crew needs especial remark,
Though he looked an incredible dunce:
He had just one idea—but, that one being "Snark,"
The good Bellman engaged him at once.
He came as a Butcher: but gravely declared,
When the ship had been sailing a week,
He could only kill Beavers. The Bellman looked scared,
And was almost too frightened to speak:
But at length he explained, in a tremulous tone,
There was only one Beaver on board;
And that was a tame one he had of his own,
Whose death would be deeply deplored.
The Beaver, who happened to hear the remark,
Protested, with tears in its eyes,
That not even the rapture of hunting the Snark
Could atone for that dismal surprise!
It strongly advised that the Butcher should be
Conveyed in a separate ship:
But the Bellman declared that would never agree
With the plans he had made for the trip:
Navigation was always a difficult art,
Though with only one ship and one bell:
And he feared he must really decline, for his part,
Undertaking another as well.
The Beaver's best course was, no doubt, to procure
A second-hand dagger-proof coat—
So the Baker advised it—and next, to insure
Its life in some Office of note:
This the Banker suggested, and offered for hire
(On moderate terms), or for sale,
Two excellent Policies, one Against Fire,
And one Against Damage From Hail.
Yet still, ever after that sorrowful day,
Whenever the Butcher was by,
The Beaver kept looking the opposite way,
And appeared unaccountably shy.
Fit the Second
The Bellman's Speech
The Bellman himself they all praised to the skies—
Such a carriage, such ease and such grace!
Such solemnity, too! One could see he was wise,
The moment one looked in his face!
He had bought a large map representing the sea,
Without the least vestige of land:
And the crew were much pleased when they found it to be
A map they could all understand.
"What's the good of Mercator's North Poles and Equators,
So the Bellman would cry: and the crew would reply
"They are merely conventional signs!
"Other maps are such shapes, with their islands and capes!
But we've got our brave Captain to thank
(So the crew would protest) "that he's bought us the best—
A perfect and absolute blank!"
This was charming, no doubt; but they shortly found out
That the Captain they trusted so well
Had only one notion for crossing the ocean,
And that was to tingle his bell.
He was thoughtful and grave—but the orders he gave
Were enough to bewilder a crew.
When he cried "Steer to starboard, but keep her head larboard!"
What on earth was the helmsman to do?
Then the bowsprit got mixed with the rudder sometimes:
A thing, as the Bellman remarked,
That frequently happens in tropical climes,
When a vessel is, so to speak, "snarked."
But the principal failing occurred in the sailing,
And the Bellman, perplexed and distressed,
Said he had hoped, at least, when the wind blew due East,
That the ship would not travel due West!
But the danger was past—they had landed at last,
With their boxes, portmanteaus, and bags:
Yet at first sight the crew were not pleased with the view,
Which consisted of chasms and crags.
The Bellman perceived that their spirits were low,
And repeated in musical tone
Some jokes he had kept for a season of woe—
But the crew would do nothing but groan.
He served out some grog with a liberal hand,
And bade them sit down on the beach:
And they could not but own that their Captain looked grand,
As he stood and delivered his speech.
"Friends, Romans, and countrymen, lend me your ears!"
(They were all of them fond of quotations:
So they drank to his health, and they gave him three cheers,
While he served out additional rations).
"We have sailed many months, we have sailed many weeks,
(Four weeks to the month you may mark),
But never as yet ('tis your Captain who speaks)
Have we caught the least glimpse of a Snark!
"We have sailed many weeks, we have sailed many days,
(Seven days to the week I allow),
But a Snark, on the which we might lovingly gaze,
We have never beheld till now!
"Come, listen, my men, while I tell you again
The five unmistakable marks
By which you may know, wheresoever you go,
The warranted genuine Snarks.
"Let us take them in order. The first is the taste,
Which is meagre and hollow, but crisp:
Like a coat that is rather too tight in the waist,
With a flavour of Will-o'-the-wisp.
"Its habit of getting up late you'll agree
That it carries too far, when I say
That it frequently breakfasts at five-o'clock tea,
And dines on the following day.
"The third is its slowness in taking a jest.
Should you happen to venture on one,
It will sigh like a thing that is deeply distressed:
And it always looks grave at a pun.
"The fourth is its fondness for bathing-machines,
Which it constantly carries about,
And believes that they add to the beauty of scenes—
A sentiment open to doubt.
"The fifth is ambition. It next will be right
To describe each particular batch:
Distinguishing those that have feathers, and bite,
From those that have whiskers, and scratch.
"For, although common Snarks do no manner of harm,
Yet, I feel it my duty to say,
Some are Boojums—" The Bellman broke off in alarm,
For the Baker had fainted away.
Fit the Third
The Baker's Tale
They roused him with muffins—they roused him with ice—
They roused him with mustard and cress—
They roused him with jam and judicious advice—
They set him conundrums to guess.
When at length he sat up and was able to speak,
His sad story he offered to tell;
And the Bellman cried "Silence! Not even a shriek!"
And excitedly tingled his bell.
There was silence supreme! Not a shriek, not a scream,
Scarcely even a howl or a groan,
As the man they called "Ho!" told his story of woe
In an antediluvian tone.
"My father and mother were honest, though poor—"
"Skip all that!" cried the Bellman in haste.
"If it once becomes dark, there's no chance of a Snark—
We have hardly a minute to waste!"
"I skip forty years," said the Baker, in tears,
"And proceed without further remark
To the day when you took me aboard of your ship
To help you in hunting the Snark.
"A dear uncle of mine (after whom I was named)
Remarked, when I bade him farewell—"
"Oh, skip your dear uncle!" the Bellman exclaimed,
As he angrily tingled his bell.
"He remarked to me then," said that mildest of men,
"'If your Snark be a Snark, that is right:
Fetch it home by all means—you may serve it with greens,
And it's handy for striking a light.
"'You may seek it with thimbles—and seek it with care;
You may hunt it with forks and hope;
You may threaten its life with a railway-share;
You may charm it with smiles and soap—'"
("That's exactly the method," the Bellman bold
In a hasty parenthesis cried,
"That's exactly the way I have always been told
That the capture of Snarks should be tried!")
"'But oh, beamish nephew, beware of the day,
If your Snark be a Boojum! For then
You will softly and suddenly vanish away,
And never be met with again!'
"It is this, it is this that oppresses my soul,
When I think of my uncle's last words:
And my heart is like nothing so much as a bowl
Brimming over with quivering curds!
"It is this, it is this—" "We have had that before!"
The Bellman indignantly said.
And the Baker replied "Let me say it once more.
It is this, it is this that I dread!
"I engage with the Snark—every night after dark—
In a dreamy delirious fight:
I serve it with greens in those shadowy scenes,
And I use it for striking a light:
"But if ever I meet with a Boojum, that day,
In a moment (of this I am sure),
I shall softly and suddenly vanish away—
And the notion I cannot endure!"
Fit the Fourth