Saturday, May 2, 2020

Livin'





"It ain't dyin' I'm talkin' about. It's livin!"

Agustus McCrae

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My days have unexpectedly become filled with livin', and as I reflect on the last year or so I realize that I've been mainly existing. Which is fine; sometimes all you can do is hold on by the fingernails and endure. But livin' is much more better than existing.

Here's a glimpse of how they install fence posts in faraway Herefordshire. Boggles the mind!



The prairie is exploding into spring!
All velocity, no vector


Exploring

Yucca and Nuttall's violet

Mourning dove nest

Searching for the Torg Monument

Found it




Thunderstorm driving in the Ranger which continues to feature a busted windshield.



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All across the land the people who live in this nation are convinced that the murder-death-kill flu is a horrible scourge and "we" must bend every effort to defeating it in mortal combat. And by "we" they mean somebody else, prolly the gubmint doodes. They base their certain knowledge on the authoritative statements of talking suits and dresses. For all intents and purposes almost none of the vast array of my friends and neighbors have looked at any numbers or data, thought about how viral disease works, and attempted to put factual data into a reasonable scale, context, and perspective. Why would they? They know with absolute certainty that they know all there is to know. They look at the tee-vee and they know. Period.

Americans have abdicated their sovereignty and ceded their liberty.

Our contract as spelled out in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States of America stipulates that each of us have unalienable rights which derive from god. As a consequence, each of us have non-negotiable responsibilities attending our status as individual monarchs. To do it right, one must exercise the responsibility of our sovereignty and of our liberty and behave like the individual emperors we are.

Or not.

Shirk, or do not shirk.

It's not 'the gubmint's" fault. The job of the sovereign is incredibly hard. The easy button approach leads only to death of the soul.

Do or do not. There is no try.

Suck it up and drive on.

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Be well and embrace the blessings of liberty.




16 comments:

  1. While watching your video on driving in the rain, I was reflecting that it is raining here, where I live. You may be seeing this rain in a few days, or not.

    Some of us have not had the wool pulled over out eyes and know that this whole who-haa is much about not too much. The media gives out numbers of dead, but doesn't say how those numbers compare to previous years' numbers. No, I have not looked for the numbers myself ( which are likely only a few keystrokes away ) but I would put money down that this year's numbers are not out of line with previous numbers. Anyway...

    Thanks for the post.
    Paul L. Quandt

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    1. We're always happy for the rain!

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting Paul!

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  2. It's a fine line between existence and living, but once you're into living the skies... or more are the limit.

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    1. That seems to be a true fact Skip. Thanks for sharing.

      And thanks for stopping by and commenting!

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  3. While the disease is very real, the political hype surrounding same is definitely surreal.

    Sure took everybody's mind of the antics of the political race, didn't it?

    Hey, what about Hong Kong? What? Oh, never mind. The media has much to answer for, but so do the people who drink their swill without a thought.

    Kim Jong Un is dead!!

    Uh, not yet...

    Lies, damned lies, and statistics. Bread and circuses, doom and gloom.

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    1. minds off, not mind of...

      Stupid fingers...

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    2. Crazy stupid times, that's for sure! Story of humanity. OTOH, look at all the cool things we lizard-apes have done!

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting Sarge!

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  4. I bet the Brits with the fancy post smasher rig don't have to contend with all the rock like you have. But, still I can see where old guys with bad backs would be envious!

    You may have mentioned it before, but oldsters forget- what is the Torg Monument?

    Than dang windshield would drive me nuts, and probably get a ticket in most places. Makes it harder to spot threats with it that way. Yeah, I know, some big truck is just waiting out there to throw rocks at you as soon as you replace it.

    Sending good WX your way across 80. Enjoy!
    JB

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    1. Post holes - I remember putting up fences the old fashioned way - post hole digger that looked like two shovels fastened together, then tamping the dirt around the post with the homemade tamper. Once in a while we got lucky and could use a steel post and a had powered driver. Saw a picture of one on a site that asked if anyone remembered these....and my muscles, all together, said OUCH :)
      Frank

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    2. John -- Be very cool if it did work!

      Torg Monument is the Torgeson Monument marking the first oil well in Kimball county. I've got a good image of it on here somewhere, I'll find it and post it up if I remember.

      Windshield was delayed until after the super bowl, now until after death poo virus. But heck, it's been delayed 2 years already, so....

      Planning on getting the bobcat moved tomorrow and maybe even some ties pulled.

      So thanks for the good weather and for stopping by and commenting!

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    3. Frank -- it's a good ouch to remember!

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

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  5. The 'all velocity, no vector' label reminded me of my dad's description of small children - 'misguided missiles'.
    Frank

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    1. She plows directly into life. What a blessing to be able to see that.

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  6. Sigh, we need some of that rain down here... And yes, we NEED our liberty back, one way or the other!

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  7. Rain is important!

    And liberty is livin'!

    Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

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  8. They pushed in my fence cedar posts with a hydraulic ram even thru a 4-6" of shale. I have hand dug enough post holes to be impressed.

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