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  • Poorman
    06/04/2020 at 8:09 AM
    The Fight Isn’t Coming, It’s Already Here

    if you like the .380 round (against popular opinion I do ) you might look at the bersa line. fairly low cost and easy to handle. My wife uses one because she has bad hands and it is easy to rack the slide on this one. It also has less of a kick than the snub nose S&W she also uses as a concealed carry





  • Amike
    06/04/2020 at 3:42 AM
    How to Know When Dehydrated Fruit or Vegetables is Done? How Long?

    We use parchment and it works perfect. It comes in rolls of different widths 30cm, 45cm etc and you can tear/cut off lengths to suit your dryer. Not expensive.





  • MSG12B
    06/04/2020 at 1:58 AM
    The Fight Isn’t Coming, It’s Already Here

    My gut is telling me something much bigger is going down behind the scenes, people. The President knows who is funding ANTIFA; both it, Hussein and Killary have been investigated since day one. I wonder if our Marines are going to be making some arrests soon, which will end in a tribunal or three. I'm thinking they may want us to watch what's happening over here because what's really going down is happening over there. Just some thoughts. I'll tell you what I'm NOT going to be doing and am sick of hearing it, frankly -- being sorry for my "white privilege" or my skin color. Cuz I ain't.





  • Kulafarmer
    06/04/2020 at 1:46 AM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation

    Or 600m away





  • Kulafarmer
    06/04/2020 at 1:45 AM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation

    Farmgirl, Maybe the proprietor is smart and knows how and what to stock,,,,





  • Max & Agent 99
    06/04/2020 at 12:51 AM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation

    They didn't skip the burbs here...search for BLM in Coeur d'Alene, ID on Monday 6/1..they came into town and were greeted by several hundred of our finest armed citizens bent on protecting our downtown business. Addition citizens were also stationed in various neighborhoods as an additional precaution...no riots no looting etc. God Bless America!





  • Farmgirl
    06/04/2020 at 12:41 AM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation

    tmcgyver Isn't it part of the MO of revolutionaries to destroy all vestiges of the culture they are seeking to overthrow? I seem to recall reading about that happening in China, something about the 4 pillars. It occurred to me today that in addition to wiping out cultural markers of our nation's history, the shutting down of churches further weakens people's connection to their particular 'tribes'. The only acceptable object for reverence is the state then. Got goosebumps thinking about that.





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  • Farmgirl
    06/04/2020 at 12:34 AM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation

    minerjim I got familiar with our local gunshop today. Small rural town, upper midwest. I asked about defensive shotgun ammo, and 9mm defensive rounds, knowing they are non-existent any place I checked on-line or in person. (I asked, only out of curiosity, mind you. Nasty things, guns. ;-) ) They had some! Both of the things! How wonderful for anyone looking for said ammo. Very nice and helpful proprietors. Also, I learned something new about shotgun ammo. The owner explained that although it might seem crazy, these cute looking little No. 1 Buckshot 1 3/4" shells he had would work perfectly fine in a pump-action 2 3/4" bore shotgun. I did not know that, and now I do. I bet someone with a shot gun like that (pump action ONLY) would have fun trying that out. I think they may have been closed during the Safer at Home time, and only just recently re-opened. Probably why they still have a lot of hard to find items.





  • Antique Collector
    06/04/2020 at 12:16 AM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation

    Tmcgyver As a cousin even if it is distant I find this reprehensible about removing his statue. He and the Confederacy are a part of our history. Destroy history, then their is nothing to look back on except the lock step that TPTB wish to place us under. mho





  • SthrnRebel
    06/03/2020 at 11:59 PM
    The Fight Isn’t Coming, It’s Already Here

    On Fox News website , News story of announcement/statement from BLM Leader NYC area 40 Chapters...Said Trained Armed "Peace Officers" Will be deployed in Continuing War with Police and Match them fire for fire.... Said All Armed "Peace Officers" have been trained & being Advised by All Black Former Military Special Forces Members... Said BLM Adopting Armed Tactics/Philosophy of Black Panthers of 60's/70's who were Militant Arm of Nation of Islam.... IF...strong If this happens, Its Civil War and not Protest.





  • Kulafarmer
    06/03/2020 at 11:45 PM
    The Fight Isn’t Coming, It’s Already Here

    Personally im sick of this BS,,, These people are mental,





  • Kulafarmer
    06/03/2020 at 11:27 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation

    TMac It really is mind boggling.





  • Kulafarmer
    06/03/2020 at 11:26 PM
    The Fight Isn’t Coming, It’s Already Here

    What about the thousands upon thousands black on black murders? Crickets,,,,





  • Ken Jorgustin
    06/03/2020 at 11:24 PM
    Solar Oven Baking Bread – Here’s What Happened…

    They are called Phlox. We have white and purple that flower for about a month during the spring in patches around the property.





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  • cid
    06/03/2020 at 10:44 PM
    Solar Oven Baking Bread – Here’s What Happened…

    Papa Smurf dang, 72 inch. you could weld titanium with that thing. good luck and keep us posted on how it works out





  • So Cal Gal
    06/03/2020 at 10:31 PM
    The Fight Isn’t Coming, It’s Already Here

    Lauren, Thanks for giving me so much more to look forward to - and here I’ve been all concerned about the future - I just need the happy chip (and I admit that my current idea of a happy chip is one with salsa or onion dip on it). 😉 Now all I need are a couple of adult beverages to go with my happy chip and the MSB family won’t have to see any more of these pesky reality checks from me. Cheers! 🍷





  • tmcgyver
    06/03/2020 at 10:24 PM
    The Fight Isn’t Coming, It’s Already Here

    Oh, Benjamin Crump. 'Nuff said. He's a master agitator, known well in my area. You mentioned: " Division, anger and violence." -- It's working. I've reached my saturation point.





  • 11HE9
    06/03/2020 at 10:13 PM
    The Fight Isn’t Coming, It’s Already Here

    TMC, No BS. Go check yourself. Titled. benjamin-crump-announces-three-funerals-and-a-viewing-for-george-floyd-three-states-in-five-days. Will need to look at older posts. They are setting his funeral up like a Royal family member. Also watch for a false flag this weekend, when the peaceful protests are happening. I expect a mass shooting to then be blamed on white supremacist, Trump supporters. The news will have all the info of those killers within minutes and the victims even sooner. All part of the plan. Division, anger and violence. Till the sheep beg for the military for safety and security, then we have Tyranny and Freedom will die with applause!!! Buckle up. A&O





  • tmcgyver
    06/03/2020 at 10:10 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation

    Jamie Dupree is reporting that VA governor Ralph Douchenozzle Northam has introduced plans to remove the statue of Robert E. Lee from Richmond. I hear crickets. Hello Dixie? Y'all still there? What the actual F is going on in this country right now? Sheer insanity. I'm pretty well traveled, including numerous visits to every southern state. I did technical training, got to work face-to-face with local Class 8 technicians. Folks in the south seem to abide by a general code of conduct that I find appealing. I've often wondered on those visits, how things would have turned out, if the Confederacy had prevailed. Now I find myself wondering that once more.





  • tmcgyver
    06/03/2020 at 9:37 PM
    The Fight Isn’t Coming, It’s Already Here

    11HE9: Are you effing kidding me?! Did Conservative Treehouse cite sources? I mean, you've always struck me a as a straight shooter, but this..... is like a cartoon plot line. It's the only word that comes to mind; my vocabulary fails me at this time. Has it been given a name yet? The "Saint George, 2020 Fentanyl/Meth Corpse Tour". Possibly related, some young, punk black azzhole tried to run me off the side of the freeway tonight, about 45 ago. I don't believe we know each other. Wonder why.





  • Farmgirl
    06/03/2020 at 9:22 PM
    The Fight Isn’t Coming, It’s Already Here

    Anony Mee Thanks. I've never raised pigs, and I've always just asked for cattle panels.





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  • Farmgirl
    06/03/2020 at 9:19 PM
    The Fight Isn’t Coming, It’s Already Here

    Pegasus Really good questions, for which I don't have the answers either. I'm wondering if the idea of being beyond redemption isn't so much a punishment as the point where a person just goes 'all in' and shuts the door themselves.





  • Farmgirl
    06/03/2020 at 9:17 PM
    The Fight Isn’t Coming, It’s Already Here

    Dennis Well, then, you are a truly brave man. And/or a really good one. Those are the only kind who could keep up with a woman of that caliber!





  • Lauren
    06/03/2020 at 9:12 PM
    The Fight Isn’t Coming, It’s Already Here

    If born without a sense of right and wrong, I'm sure the Father would take that into consideration. If they were choices that the individual made, that will also be taken into consideration.





  • Pegasus
    06/03/2020 at 9:08 PM
    The Fight Isn’t Coming, It’s Already Here

    I have struggled with that too Farmgirl. Are people born evil? It does not appear to be so from the Bible. We all have free will and I will bet you every single one of us has struggled not to do evil or become evil. But what about so-called sociopaths? Supposedly our society says they were born without a sense of right and wrong. I think my brother is one...how did I turn out to be a good guy and he a bad guy? Choice? Free will? Guess I will find out when I die.





  • Pegasus
    06/03/2020 at 9:03 PM
    The Fight Isn’t Coming, It’s Already Here

    Quite the opposite. Protesters voice what the want, rioters loot and pillage and kill. Violence does not make a protest.





  • Lauren
    06/03/2020 at 8:58 PM
    The Fight Isn’t Coming, It’s Already Here

    New riots may coincide with the viewings. I agree, something else is going on.





  • 11HE9
    06/03/2020 at 8:54 PM
    The Fight Isn’t Coming, It’s Already Here

    Just thought I would let you all know that here are the funeral/viewing plans for George Floyd per Conservative Treehouse. "-There will be a nationally televised public memorial service in Minneapolis, MN, on Thursday June 4th from 1pm to 3pm. -There will be an additional nationally televised public memorial service in North Carolina, Saturday June 6th from 11am to 3pm -There will be a nationally televised viewing and memorial service in Houston, TX, Monday June 8th 12pm to 6pm -There will be a nationally televised public funeral in Houston, TX, Tuesday June 9th, 11am EDT." Now ask yourself why are they doing this? It's no longer about race or police violence. 5 days in 3 states really??? Most riots are slowing down (depending on your location). Maybe they need to get everything juiced back up. Many states have sent the National guard home. Heard from a few Leo sources in FL they are expecting more activity this weekend and we have not been hit like other states. Just a thought. Things are not what they seem. It's about the destruction of America. Stay safe. A&O





  • Dennis
    06/03/2020 at 8:35 PM
    The Fight Isn’t Coming, It’s Already Here

    Farmgirl, When I married my wife, her brother told me she could kick start a 747...….he was being conservative...…..





  • Lauren
    06/03/2020 at 8:32 PM
    The Fight Isn’t Coming, It’s Already Here

    Oh, don't worry. By this time next year we'll all have the Bill Gates chip and be happy little automatons that don't care about anything anymore. See? All the bad stuff gone away because our masters care so hard.





  • minerjim
    06/03/2020 at 8:01 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation

    AC/ACDH, Stopped into the Sportsman's Warehouse in Grand Junction on the way back from a work trip to Moab yesterday. Hmmmm. About 1/2 the pistols they normally have on display were gone, virtually no handgun ammo anyplace, except maybe a few oddball calibers, reloading components were down, powder was like 10%, primers the same. no defensive shotgun ammo, mostly shot size 7-1/2 and 8s. Glad I have what I need. (not that it will do me any good. all my firearms were lost into the Black Canyon on the Gunnsion when my hunting partner rolled the truck up there years ago. :)





  • So Cal Gal
    06/03/2020 at 7:59 PM
    The Fight Isn’t Coming, It’s Already Here

    And while much of the nation's attention is focused on rioting, looting and general uprising in the streets... how much is it costing all of us taxpayers to try to maintain the peace? How many cities, counties and states are paying O/T to LEO's and fire fighters to quell the uprisings? How many federal dollars are being spent? Our current national debt is over 25 trillion and fast headed to 26 trillion. The interest costs alone on our debt is expected to run nearly $500 Billion dollars this fiscal year... and that may not be taking into account the trillions in COVID relief expenses already passed... and certainly does not include expenses not yet incurred and future bills not yet passed. It's staggering. Our national debt is now running about 120% of GDP, and GDP losses from COVID are not yet fully realized. Our national budget expected to take in about $2.4 trillion in income and excise tax revenues (not counting social sec, medicare, etc...) - before downward adjustments due to COVID. So, even if we were not going to have tax revenues fall (which we will) or the national debt grow further (which it will) we taxpayers can expect about 20% of our income tax dollars to go to interest payments - that percentage is certain to grow as revenues are reduced and debt added. And I also found that about 75% of our national debt is held privately (both foreign and domestic), so only about 25% of our interest costs will be paid to the Fed, Social Security, or other inter-government funds. So, we taxpayers will be giving at least $375 billion dollars (just this year alone) to foreign government sovereign wealth funds, mutual funds (foreign and domestic) and other entities that invest in US Bonds. The biggest debt holders - China and Japan - who hold more than $1 trillion each in US debt. Bottom line - at least 15c on every dollar we all pay in to the federal gov in income taxes will be spent just to pay the interest on our national debt. And that amount is growing daily. But, not to worry - no matter how high "real unemployment" is, or what kind of hits we are going to be seeing to GDP and tax revenues, or what we consumers are seeing in inflation to food and other prices, no matter how much our nation is spending on COVID vaccines that will be chasing an ever-mutating virus (as viruses are) - it's all good - at least if you look at the stock market. We are so screwed.





  • Anony Mee
    06/03/2020 at 7:48 PM
    The Fight Isn’t Coming, It’s Already Here

    Farmgirl Hog panels have narrower openings at the bottom to keep in piglets and to help deter young hogs from lifting the panel with their noses.





  • Farmgirl
    06/03/2020 at 7:13 PM
    The Fight Isn’t Coming, It’s Already Here

    Papa Smurf I can see how it would work with that gauge of wire, but I'm wondering about the very large openings. Cattle panels have a pretty big square pattern. I could throw a baseball through one, maybe even a softball. I've always heard people use hog panel/cattle panel interchangeably, but maybe there's a difference?





  • Farmgirl
    06/03/2020 at 6:59 PM
    The Fight Isn’t Coming, It’s Already Here

    RDM and Lauren Mean old women are the best!





  • Farmgirl
    06/03/2020 at 6:56 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation

    tmcgyver No worries, you can get 'em on their way back. They'll be moving pretty fast though.





  • Lauren
    06/03/2020 at 6:24 PM
    The Fight Isn’t Coming, It’s Already Here

    Does that mean when I grow up I get to be a mean old woman? :)





  • Mrs. U
    06/03/2020 at 6:09 PM
    Solar Oven Baking Bread – Here’s What Happened…

    Off topic even if in the photo? What are the pretty pink flowers?





  • Mrs. U
    06/03/2020 at 6:06 PM
    Solar Oven Baking Bread – Here’s What Happened…

    Interesting, never thought of that.





  • Antique Collector-ACDH
    06/03/2020 at 6:04 PM
    The Fight Isn’t Coming, It’s Already Here

    Red Dog Master Wow... you are getting close to the SF patch I placed on two 'OR surgical caps'. Hey I just handed them the patches an they picked out what they wanted. Staff cracked up laughing & yes they did wear them in the OR, just to tick off the higher ups...





  • Antique Collector
    06/03/2020 at 5:58 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation

    Farmgirl R O W L,,,but darn you are not suppose to give that secret away.





  • Papa Smurf
    06/03/2020 at 5:50 PM
    Solar Oven Baking Bread – Here’s What Happened…

    - I have experimented with several different home-built solar ovens; my favorite one was the one with the closed box with reflective panels all the way around, made from several cardboard boxes (very similar to your Sun Oven above). I have also used the sun-funnel, made from a reflective windshield liner. It was okay, just kind of limited capacity. My main interest in it was the fact that we usually have those windshield liners around, and it seemed like an easy one to improvise. Just a few days ago I was able to lay hands on a 72" (Big Screen TV) Fresnel lens, which will probably be my next experiment to play with. Fortunately, here in west Texas, adequate sunshine is not one of my problems. - Papa S.





  • Texasgirl
    06/03/2020 at 5:45 PM
    Solar Oven Baking Bread – Here’s What Happened…

    This would be great here in this part of Texas. It is going to be nothing but sun for months....hahaha...Seriously though, pretty interesting!





  • tmcgyver
    06/03/2020 at 5:37 PM
    The Fight Isn’t Coming, It’s Already Here

    Did you all happen to see this on ZH? "They're Getting The Sh*t Kicked Out Of Them": Antifa Attempt To Riot In California Suburb Goes Awry" Guess that explains it.





  • Papa Smurf
    06/03/2020 at 5:24 PM
    The Fight Isn’t Coming, It’s Already Here

    - Farmgirl, I can second what blackjack22 commented. Sorry I cannot send you to a video or anything, but I saw this in a firepower demonstration while I was in Germany in the early 90's. Yes, it did stop a rifle grenade; I think the original idea came from south Africa when the Boers were getting attacked in their farmhouses. The wire was loose and springy enough that it pitched the grenade back a little bit. The Boers were trying to defeat Molotov cocktails, and it reportedly worked well for that, too. - Papa S.





  • pinky
    06/03/2020 at 5:17 PM
    The Fight Isn’t Coming, It’s Already Here

    There appears to be little differentiation between protesters and rioters as far as I can tell. If you search this page for "riot" and "protest" you will find little differentiation. I was intentionally very careful about the words I chose.





  • Lauren
    06/03/2020 at 5:16 PM
    Solar Oven Baking Bread – Here’s What Happened…

    If you have wood and it's dry.





  • cid
    06/03/2020 at 4:58 PM
    Solar Oven Baking Bread – Here’s What Happened…

    yes, its always good to have options. but you can always count on a good fire





  • T in TX
    06/03/2020 at 4:42 PM
    Solar Oven Baking Bread – Here’s What Happened…

    Ken, Do I remember correctly that you wrote a great article a couple of years ago that detailed how to make bread in a solar oven?





  • Red Dog Master
    06/03/2020 at 4:33 PM
    The Fight Isn’t Coming, It’s Already Here

    Good discussion Lauren and Farmgirl! I do believe you two ladies would get along well with Mrs RDM, even though she's a mean old woman and all! :) Good discussion for sure!





  • tmcgyver
    06/03/2020 at 4:32 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation

    Farmgirl - Wait, what? They totally skipped the suburbs! I feel cheated.





  • Lauren
    06/03/2020 at 4:24 PM
    Solar Oven Baking Bread – Here’s What Happened…

    Wonder what it would take to make a turner like a greenhouse vent opener? They use wax, usually, and as the wax heats it forces the vent open.





  • Farmgirl
    06/03/2020 at 4:20 PM
    Solar Oven Baking Bread – Here’s What Happened…

    cid Yes, but redundancy is a very good thing.





  • tmcgyver
    06/03/2020 at 4:09 PM
    Solar Oven Baking Bread – Here’s What Happened…

    How about a solar panel positional gear motor? Dirt cheap and calibrated to follow the sun across the horizon.





  • Anony Mee
    06/03/2020 at 3:53 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation

    Farmgirl You made my day!





  • cid
    06/03/2020 at 3:44 PM
    Solar Oven Baking Bread – Here’s What Happened…

    cooking with wood is far more reliable. if you guys haven't. check out Cowboy Kent Rollins you tube video's. he is great, funny and very informative on how to cook-bake over an open fire. really, if you don't check him out you are missing out on a wealth of information. good luck to you all. its going to be ok





  • Mrs. U
    06/03/2020 at 3:42 PM
    Solar Oven Baking Bread – Here’s What Happened…

    Murphy is my brother, can't seem to get rid of him. I have not bought it yet but found a large wooden lazy susan on amazon. Think it was 30" or so. thought this might be a help for turning the Sun Oven toward the sun when needed.





  • Miles
    06/03/2020 at 3:33 PM
    How To Tell How Full (or Empty) Your Propane Tank Really Is

    Another option is to use a translucent composite propane tank. With these propane tanks, you can actually see exactly how much fuel is left in the tank. I have been using composite tanks for a couple of year now, and I cannot imagine going back to a steel tank.





  • Ken Jorgustin
    06/03/2020 at 3:30 PM
    Solar Oven Baking Bread – Here’s What Happened…

    That's an interesting thought regarding yeast reduction. And you're probably right regarding the PNW -- all you get is rain, right? ;)





  • Farmgirl
    06/03/2020 at 3:20 PM
    The Fight Isn’t Coming, It’s Already Here

    Lauren From the footage I saw, at least a few hundred people at the peaceful protest. There's been chatter on twitter about the looting plans along the commercial road that adjoins lots of suburbs, including one that was burned and looted this past weekend. Most of the stores along that road are closed, heavy police presence. I've told the people I care about in that area about it, and advised them just to stay home today and pay attention. This isn't like the big city, but is a very white, light blue, affluent area bordering the western reaches of the burbs, beyond which is more rural. Every kind of big box, little box, boutique store for miles along this road. Nice big juicy target for the useful idiots stirred to a rageful resentment by agitators. We'll see what happens. Hope the police looked for the brick piles and molotovs.





  • cid
    06/03/2020 at 3:19 PM
    Solar Oven Baking Bread – Here’s What Happened…

    yea, solar anything is always a hit and miss proposition, its hard to predict cloud cover, but we do the best we can. the wife's bread in the oven sometimes falls flat. we just put more butter on it or gravy. grin. those new chickens you have would love it





  • Lauren
    06/03/2020 at 3:11 PM
    The Fight Isn’t Coming, It’s Already Here

    Are there other protests going on in the area? It seems like the agitators are focusing on only one in each area each day, which makes sense as far as splitting their force. Usually seems to be the one with the largest crowd, possibly because the larger the crowd the more chance of getting a group that can be agitated to high heat.





  • Farmgirl
    06/03/2020 at 3:06 PM
    The Fight Isn’t Coming, It’s Already Here

    Lauren A peaceful protest in the suburb next #2son is just ending. People had signs, there were speakers, a little dancing, some snacks - just like going to a concert in the park. That's the general demeanor normally in this part of the burbs. A very low key protest. What I'm afraid will happen next is the riot. Seems to be the pattern in other places: protest happens, sometimes on the move; protest ends, many folks go home; small contingent remains, and then the looting starts. Agree - they are not the same. Problem is, those with an agenda of destruction intermingle with those who are coming out to promote policy changes, or even just virtue signal.





  • Lauren
    06/03/2020 at 3:03 PM
    The Fight Isn’t Coming, It’s Already Here

    Yes, evil does exist, and I could apply that label to some people I have met. Whether those people have extinguished any potential for redemption lies with One greater than me. However, as the good people leave any particular area, the concentration of evil becomes a trigger of its own, a race for damnation that can't be stopped. Each time there's an event like this, more of the good leave, in any way they can. Leaving, eventually, a situation like Sodom, where the city was destroyed when the last of the good people left (although I wouldn't precisely call Lot "good"). Looking at history, it's been intriguing to me to note that those "cleansings" were usually a direct consequence of the actions of the people involved, rather than a lightning bolt from heaven.





  • Farmgirl
    06/03/2020 at 2:57 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation

    Mrs. U I've never understood how they do it. It gets seriously cold up here, way below zero cold, and they're out at o'dark thirty.





  • Mrs. U
    06/03/2020 at 2:57 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation

    Dr. Marc Siegel speaking about the Covid 19 vaccine on Fox news this morning. I can not find it on line yet have been looking for an hour. Perhaps it will post later. VERY interesting, Very New way of making a vaccine. I do not mean to be vague. Will find and post eventually, hopefully. Set my ears on fire!





  • Farmgirl
    06/03/2020 at 2:52 PM
    The Fight Isn’t Coming, It’s Already Here

    Lauren I agree with you, and that is the perspective I have held my entire life. I'm amending my perspective just a bit, though. All lives do matter, and each of us gets to decide what we do with the life we've been given. There are consequences for those decisions. I haven't wanted to believe in evil incarnate, the idea that some people are just evil, period. I'm wondering if I just might be wrong about that. At some point, maybe the decisions people make to do harm, to manipulate with callous disregard for the lives of otheres, extinguish any potential for redemption.





  • Mrs. U
    06/03/2020 at 2:48 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation

    ha ha ha ha ain't the truth.....and get up in the freezing cold wet weather, hot weather, rattle snakes, poison ivy, rickety tree stand, yep was married to one of those long time ago.....





  • Lauren
    06/03/2020 at 2:45 PM
    The Fight Isn’t Coming, It’s Already Here

    Riots are not protests, although the media keeps trying to convince us that they're interchangeable. A protest is an honest show of determination that something change, and there have been many protests involved in each of those situations. When that protest turns violent, it is no longer a protest. Just because the media only highlights the destructive behavior doesn't mean the true protests don't exist.





  • Farmgirl
    06/03/2020 at 2:42 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation

    Jaeger Sounds like deer hunting season in Wisconsin. Opening day is usually when the really miserable weather starts.





  • Lauren
    06/03/2020 at 2:41 PM
    The Fight Isn’t Coming, It’s Already Here

    Agreed. That wasn't the direction for this one, though. And seriously, those lives do matter because they affect others. Those lives matter when they end.





  • Farmgirl
    06/03/2020 at 2:39 PM
    Solar Oven Baking Bread – Here’s What Happened…

    Great post - I love my Sun Oven! Definitely agree that the extra cost is worth it. There's a cook book I have, called 'The Morning Hill Solar Cookery Book' by Jennifer Stein Barker. Lots of good recipes, all are vegetarian, but meat could be added pretty easily. Really great cookbook for solar.





  • Red Dog Master
    06/03/2020 at 2:32 PM
    The Fight Isn’t Coming, It’s Already Here

    I've tried to look at the last number of years, all the so called protests and ensuing riots. I've tried real hard to see the "protests" as protests. But being as honest as I can be, and I'm one pretty honest Mo-Fo, I really do not see any "protests" happening in regards to any of this nonsense. Not in "hands up don't shoot", not in "trayvon martin", not in "rodney king", not in "OJ", not in ""baltimore/freddy gray", and certainly not in "george floyd". Stop allowing the media and leftists to convince us that this is protesting, because it ain't. And that's the Fact, Jack!





  • Red Dog Master
    06/03/2020 at 2:26 PM
    The Fight Isn’t Coming, It’s Already Here

    Lauren, I get where you're coming from, I really do. But the truth of the matter is that NOT ALL LIVES MATTER. Evil exists. And, it really hurts some people to hear this, but sometimes evil just needs to be dead. I have Faith that God will sort it out.





  • Jaeger
    06/03/2020 at 2:26 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation

    In the cold in the rain in the snow for weeks at a time!





  • Lauren
    06/03/2020 at 2:14 PM
    The Fight Isn’t Coming, It’s Already Here

    No one said the protests should be quelled. The RIOTS should be. Cherry-pick your argument if you wish, but try to be accurate.





  • Lauren
    06/03/2020 at 2:11 PM
    The Fight Isn’t Coming, It’s Already Here

    I just wrote something that's going to get me in trouble, mainly with family members. The "white racism" agenda is being pushed, hard. "I will say “All Lives matter,” and I will not apologize for it. That child trapped in a burning building, because rioters wouldn’t let the fire trucks through? That life matters. The man killed trying to protect his business? That life matters. The police officer killed trying to protect someone else’s business? That life matters. The people who no longer have jobs because their place of employment burned as someone was throwing a temper tantrum? Their lives matter. And no one will even think of them except to scream when their businesses don’t come back. The millions who didn’t riot? Their lives matter, but no one seems to be speaking for them. If black lives matter then ALL black lives matter, not just those that will feed an agenda. Think about it."





  • Dogpatch
    06/03/2020 at 2:06 PM
    Solar Oven Baking Bread – Here’s What Happened…

    Ken, I wonder if on the cloudier days (I know yours was unexpected) tweaking the yeast a bit might help. I kept trying to get a good loaf out of my bread machine but it constantly rose beautifully then fell. I ended up reducing the yeast a full 30% (2 tsp instead of 3) and the bread still rises beautifully and does not collapse. It would be neat if a small adaptation here and there could keep the oven working on non-optimal days. We seriously contemplated trying a solar oven, but here in the cloudy Pacific Northwest, it doesn't seem practical. I'm stocking up on charcoal and honing my Dutch oven skills. Our native Douglas fir isn't much good for cooking either.





  • Red Dog Master
    06/03/2020 at 1:48 PM
    The Fight Isn’t Coming, It’s Already Here

    You know, if someone just woke up from a long coma or arrived on Earth via Mars or Uranus, (Why Uranus RDM? Well because its just dang funny to say, but I digress! :) ) It would appear that these riots are targeting minority neighborhoods, minority businesses, minority people and government institutions that ironically support most of the rioters. Things that make me go hmmmmmmm?





  • Lauren
    06/03/2020 at 1:47 PM
    Solar Oven Baking Bread – Here’s What Happened…

    I love my sun oven. Pop something in there in the morning, and it's hot and ready for dinner. Pop it in there before 10 you have lunch. Bread is tricky that way, but just about anything else will cook to perfection.





  • Farmgirl
    06/03/2020 at 1:33 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation

    Humor appropriate to the day: So the rioters are now saying country boys are next. You do realize country boys will sit 30 feet up in a tree, all day long, just to shoot something...





  • Farmgirl
    06/03/2020 at 1:28 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation

    Antique Collector I'm not at all surprised. Anyone paying any attention at all is seeing that the government doesn't 'save' anyone. A while back, I read somewhere some rules for living that I took to heart. Hard words, but motivating: No one is coming to save you. You are responsible for everything. While I believe in giving and receiving support, and that these rules are about the physical world, living as if these two things are absolutely true will leave a person much better positioned than having just hope as a plan. Gun store is open today, so I'm going to find out what the ammo situation is there.





  • pinky
    06/03/2020 at 1:25 PM
    The Fight Isn’t Coming, It’s Already Here

    I find it peculiar that some of you are suggesting that the protests should be "quelled". That we should send the military to stop "them". These protests are people fighting for "our" rights. There are assholes using this as an opportunity to cause mayhem. If the military is sent to stop the "riots" we are a police state. Never before have we had reporters and camerapeople arrested let alone purposefully shot. Just because people aren't doing what *you* want doesn't matter in the grand scheme of things. It is about the rights of us all. Treating people fairly. There is nothing fair about pressing on anyone's anything to cause them to die once they are handcuffed. They were handcuffed. What are they going to do to four adult men at that point? There is nothing fair about shooting people with rubber bullets that are standing on their porch. Do I need to go on? Hold people accountable for being awful. I don't care what ethnicity or religious denomination or gender you are. Cause someone undue duress as written in law and pay the consequences.





  • kevinH
    06/03/2020 at 12:34 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation

    You can find them at Gab... Concerned American, whose site it was, has an account and a group there.





  • Antique Collector
    06/03/2020 at 12:24 PM
    The Fight Isn’t Coming, It’s Already Here

    Eric Bet that police (NO commander)chief will scream blood hades when the owners start protecting their businesses from thieves. I am NOT advocating violence. But,, if it can be done, as the example which occurred in the past. What is wrong with them doing the same in Raleigh NC, as during the LA riots in what's called Korea town?? Personally I see no difference. Hard working business owners saving their livelihood & pure unadulterated lazy no good THIEVES. jmho





  • Dennis
    06/03/2020 at 12:18 PM
    The Fight Isn’t Coming, It’s Already Here

    Eric, Kulafarmer, aka, Police chiefs are political appointees. Their actions reflect the wishes of the ones who appointed them. If you want good, conservative, patriotic police chiefs...…..elect good, conservative patriotic city leaders. Even elected law enforcement leaders, i.e., sheriffs and constables, reflect the political leanings of the electorate. As others have stated, people get the leaders they deserve. If your politics are in the minority.....move, or accept your fate.





  • Antique Collector-ACDH
    06/03/2020 at 12:05 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation

    Kulafarmer & Farmgirl Lead story this morning on Fox Business news on the line which scrolls across the bottom of the screen was 'Guns Sales are UP'. (aka rip roaring) Acdh said was not sure when the article would come up for discussion. It was time to get a move on around this place, so he turned off the tv.





  • aka
    06/03/2020 at 11:57 AM
    The Fight Isn’t Coming, It’s Already Here

    The chief obviously needs to be fired. Will watch and see if anyone higher in the chain takes action but it seems doubtful. Looks like we are pretty close to being where we plan on staying.





  • Farmgirl
    06/03/2020 at 11:15 AM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation

    You can find WRSA at gabdotcom/wrsa. You can find a link for the 4G warfare book that probably got them censored at Bison Prepper, at the end of his current post.





  • Farmgirl
    06/03/2020 at 11:04 AM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation

    Kulafarmer Yup - mentioned this last night, probably after everyone went to bed. Straight Line Logic website has a message from him.





  • grandee
    06/03/2020 at 10:44 AM
    Time To Move Into The Chicken Coop | Chicken Run

    An old junk one would be funny hahahaha





  • Kulafarmer
    06/03/2020 at 10:40 AM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation

    T Mack Its what communist do period





  • Kulafarmer
    06/03/2020 at 10:35 AM
    The Fight Isn’t Coming, It’s Already Here

    Eric, So basically they are useless.





  • Kulafarmer
    06/03/2020 at 10:34 AM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation

    Well, Matt Brackens Western Rifle Shooters is unavailable, appears it was suspended. Most likely by another leftist POS. Its coming. Better get clear where you stand and just how much you are willing to swallow and just how far you are willing to go for your beliefs.





  • kevin
    06/03/2020 at 7:54 AM
    The Fight Isn’t Coming, It’s Already Here

    yeah





  • Red Dog Master
    06/03/2020 at 7:25 AM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation

    I hear you tmc! But we're so far out of the "suburbs", poor Mrs Red Dog Master is still waiting for Trick-Or-Treaters for the past 10 years or so! HA!





  • Eric
    06/03/2020 at 4:36 AM
    The Fight Isn’t Coming, It’s Already Here

    Raleigh PD Chief held a news conference Sunday to say Raleigh PD will not protect business property from looters and rioters. She won't place them in harm's way protecting property.





  • Speedy
    06/03/2020 at 2:36 AM
    Time To Move Into The Chicken Coop | Chicken Run

    We have been keeping chickens for close to 15 years and have learned a few tricks. Build yourself an attached 6' x 8' or 8' x 8'' storage room for scratch and pellet food stored in garbage cans, bales of large pine chips for coup floor litter (deep litter in winter), about 4' long old kitchen base cabinets with drawers and a counter top (for zip ties, wood screws, wire, diatomacious earth, calcium and granite chips ( in small plastic cups screwed to inside coup wall), etc.), pegboard with hooks for a broom, small leaf rake and a flat shovel, remote feed pipe (2" pvc with 45 degree elbows through coup wall with 2" x 4" reducer and 4" pipe with screwed cap on storage room side so you can feed without entering the coup) into hanging feeder with loose conical top so chickens don't perch on top of food, need a light bulb, on a timer, in the coup if you want hens to keep laying in winter, insulate the floor and cover with painted plywood and sheet vinyl for easy clean out, a window on the east or south side is nice for light, sorry for run on. Good luck and fresh eggs.





  • Calirefugee
    06/03/2020 at 2:04 AM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation

    Goodnight McGyver. Get some sleep and I hope you do not have to use that hand cannon of yours. Shooting some one is a life changing experience...and not always in a good way. ( even if you are in a fully justified shoot.) 158 grain SJHP is a bit heavy and I would be fearful of over penetration in a neighborhood surrounded by drywall and wood or stucco exterior walls. If you can find ammo for sale, you may consider going to a 125 grain JHP. Kinda hard locating ammo these days. Do not let the muzzle blast fool you, 357 mag is not a good stopping round for black bear. The black bear soaked up 5 rounds before it stopped trying to charge me. ( tried it once, have since upgraded to a 44 mag carbine and handgun for black bears.). This was a malnourished black bear that had parasites and some badly healed injuries. It took to charging people and pack trains along a popular trail so...it had to go right away. this took place in the Sierras NorthEast of your suburban home in California in the 1980's.





  • Ken Jorgustin
    06/03/2020 at 12:35 AM
    Time To Move Into The Chicken Coop | Chicken Run

    That’s a good idea. Thanks.