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Picking the ball back up

I must apologize to Spud, as I kept dropping that ball I told him I would carry forward. It may be a tad late, but I am going through and doing what I originally intended to do, as best as I can.
Here is the link to James Dakin’s post and a quote from him.

If you’d prefer an easier way to pay, you can PayPal me and I’ll send a check for that amount to Spud. Just make sure to label that particular donation “For Spud” or “Spud Fund” or something similar.
jimd303@reagan.com

Please help out if you can, Spud was t-boned by a soccer mom while riding his Enduro on an errand run. He had his entire hip rebuilt and is laid up for no less than 6 months with zero income. I am sure there is more to it than just loss of income, but that can be enough by itself.

You’ll have to go to Jim’s site to use that button, I truly suck at the whole HTML thing, but I am sure that Jim won’t mind the added traffic over there.
Thanks to any and all that help out, I know that Spud will appreciate any assist as well.

Evolutions

See, I am not fixated on ‘one way, my way, period!’. I can adapt as need be. In all actuality, this seems to work far better than the wood discs and, other than a big tube of RTV to hold the rubber in the groove, every part was from the wheel itself.

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I did use 1″ bar for the shaft and had to set up the 3-1 to turn things down for bearings and boring holes for bolts. Would have been super nice to have the ‘Bend up’n runnin for the threads but alas, far more work for such a short run. (I have to put my toys away as they are not on my playground yet)
I had a post ready to go up of political nature, but news has came out that nullifies it to some extent. I will edit and post later.
Till then. Y’all take care. More later.

More on the saw thingamabobber

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As you can see things are coming along. I set up the engine so that I could use the unit as a wood lathe to turn the hubs concentric to the shafts. All was going well UNTIL I put the blade on. Whoops! The shafts are to small and flex inward so the blade pops off. Simple fix but a bit more cash involved for larger bearings. Still under $300 all said and done. Told ya all I was a cheapassfrugal beast.

Maybe there is something to discuss

I was thinking about this today while running through the mindless droll that I call a “Job”. (the sad thing is, once I get to this level in production, the mind disengages from the body and does its’ own thing; like thinking too much)
So, what is ol’ Dio thinking about now? Pretty much everything, but especially the disintegration of modern society as we watch it. Lots of what we are seeing is by design, and the designers far better understand the mental state of the human race than you would imagine. I watch all the shit coming down the pike and see how the world is basically turning into a lawless free-for-all and wonder how long before the tribes start to condense out of the vapor of modern times.
Lets step back a sec: Immigration; or the rise of illegal immigration (racist!) and how the current leaders pretend are behind it 100%. Next throw in the Ebola/TB/Dengue/Malaria/God-only-knows-what epidemic that is on the horizon. Then you have the rise of the next Caliphate South east Asia, all while the nation of Israel is kicking ass and taking names all by its lonesome, and nary a word of help or encouragement from its former ally: US.

Obviously, there is a running dialogue on the hill over all of this stuff, yet I have the sniggling suspicion that not one word of that dialogue would be approved of or concurred with by current III Patriots or our founders. I guess at this point, the overseas stuff is moot, not much that one small group with little to no financial power (gonna take more than a few nickles to fix those issues) can do about what happens halfway’round the world. We can barely keep our backyards clear of the filth from this regime. Even the immigration issue is taking on aspects that far outstrip the means of this small group. One can only hold ground for so long before the hoards overrun your position. I think we are fast getting to that point, seeing how the people that are supposed to be tasked with that defense have been internally compromised into supporting the invasion.
Times as stated are why I am slipping into my “let it burn” mode. Yeah, the interim between failure and rebuild is going to be painful as hell and longer than we would like, but the fact is, a complete reset is in order. That reset can only happen with something serious like total(worldwide)economic collapse(IMO). I think my biggest fear is what is happening in Iraq right now. I recall a movie that made the rounds back in the 70’s about what would happen if the Soviets invaded America (was aired at my mothers church and was kinda gruesome) and that was tame compared to the goings on in Mosul right now. I know from talking to a recent Vet of the Iraq war that he is not the least bit surprised by it and only feels regret that we wasted so much time and effort over there for this shit to float to the surface.
Not much to add to all of the above other than to say that it can be overwhelming. So overwhelming to make one suspicious of the nature of it all. Like it was designed to keep sheep corralled in fear. And maybe it is.
Well, back to the grind and when the week is out, back to building my gulch. I have reason to believe that I am going to need it far sooner than I think I can get it completed.

A pictoral for ya,

Not much to say about things with the exception of “If’n ya ain’t gettin pissed off, you surely aren’t payin’ attention.” Nearly to the point of “let it burn” myself.
Anywhoos, some pics of progress of the best kind.

one leg of the saw

one leg of the saw

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photo 4(note: the gears are homemade as I couldn’t find two matching gears anywhere.   They obviously had to be identical in tooth count to keep the rig aligned properly.)

Still stuff to do yet., but things are coming along.

Blasphemy, Heresy, Burn’im at the stake!

I don’t know how many of you have ever read anything by Richard Bach. I guess it really doesn’t matter, but it may help some with some of what I will be tapping out in this post.
See, for the longest time, I was an extremely angry person. Horribly torn up inside, very bitter spiritually, and not a very nice person to be around. (many reasons why, but no need to delve into the past on that; as I will clarify, it was a choice I made.)
Occasionally, I can get that way again.
Recently, as a matter of fact.
Usually, I don’t see it. I find that when I get that way, I start ‘justifying’ shit I do, or things I say, internally; only to have that feed back on me and most definitely not to my, or anyone else’s, benefit.
And that feed back shows in physical manifestations as well. Rashes and other lovely reactions.
What was I so angry about? Well, one only has to read my words over the last couple of posts and you will see it. I may have been diplomatic in my words, but the anger is still there.
What can “I” do about any of that? Seriously, what can any ONE person do about any of the things that are happening around the world? One can only take care of what is immediately in their world. I don’t live in the world of a Federal Reserve Banker or Wall St profiteer. I don’t live in Honduras, dealing with whatever is happening there that would force a person to choose leaving family for a trek across hostile territory for a potentially empty promise of freedom. I don’t live on a ranch on the border that those persons are trying to cross illegally.
I live on a hillside in the middle of the Appalachian mountain ranges and in an area that is still going through what can only be described as “continuations of the original Great Depression” all while a “Greater Depression” is creeping onto the World Stage. THAT is my AO so to speak. THAT is what I have to deal with on a daily basis. That is my world, here and now. Its up to me if it will be tomorrow.
Back to the Richard Bach point. I don’t have his permission to reprint any of his works and I won’t plagiarize him, BUT, I do want to point out that some of his work has inspired enormously how I live my life. (the book “Illusions; The adventures of a reluctant Messiah” more than any other.)
Some of you have read how I use the word “IS” or “Universe” in a Deified manner. Is there a higher power? In my world, yes, without question. Does my higher power converse with me? Sometimes, and usually in ways that exasperate me, but always to my benefit, so long as I listen. Does my Higher power control my world? Yes and no. I like to think of it as guidance, not so much as control; An example of which is that when I came back to KY, there were some serious issues that lead to a lengthy silence from on high. Some of you are aware in detail of the issues I had to contend with just to get back to KY, and they only showed up when I was definitely headed this way. Something (IS IMHO) was telling me my path was elsewhere. Now that I am here, and making headway, we are on speaking terms again, but it took some humbling situations to get there. (and yes, RB will likely read the above and nod in agreement that I ‘get it’ )
It works like this, at least for me; Focus your mind on something. It doesn’t have to be material either(and works best if not material). Recently mine was a question of sorts. Over the next few days, watch for signs in answer to that question. They will show up, and usually in ways that smack you upside the head with their very nature. It may only be the words of a song, or a headline on a newspaper, but to you, the answer will be sitting there glowing like it was lit by 50gazzilion watts of lighting. And yes, it is most definitely an intuitive thing, and sometimes material, but much less so. (recall, Voodoo was an answer to one of my ‘requests’.)(for the curious, the answer came at me in three different directions; one was a song, another was written words, and the third was from Voo himself by his actions. I jokingly say Voo is my direct line to the IS: though I have to wonder sometimes.)(also for the curious; no, I am not going to fill you in on what the question was. It was a personal thing between me and IS.)

Some of my readers are probably shaking their heads right now, thinking, “Dio has friggin’ lost it: time for the rubber room and straight jacket.” So be it. This is not for your benefit. Those of you that are not shaking your heads, probably don’t need to read any further either as you “get it”. Maybe not the same way I do, but in your own way, and in your own world. For the rest, read on and maybe learn something you have been missing,  While we all manifest ourselves on this ball of rock and mud we call Earth, we do not exist in each others world except as shadows of ourselves. You do not exist in my world until you comment, or visit, or write/call me. I don’t exist in your world until you log on to this site, or I comment visit or call you. We orbit each other, but our orbits so infrequently intersect, even when they parallel each other most times.
In other words, the characters in a piece of fiction as written by Heinlein or Bach or Lackey are no more real in my world than say Pelosi, or Obama, or Boehner. These people are headlines; characters in a story, but they don’t actually exhibit any control over my world that I DON’T ALLOW THEM. I can let them control my life, or I can ignore them, but they don’t have any control I don’t give them. Yes, I can even let a fictional character have some control over my world if I so choose.
Well, I am done allowing them, or others, control of my world. They can send goons to come and kill me, or kidnap me and hold me in detention indefinitely, but THEY won’t be doing it themselves, only the ones they send and that is the choice of acceptance that the goons would choose. (for the record, they would have to kill me. ) THAT is the difference between us. My power in this world (my world) is dependent only upon me, and what I can do, and what I accept to allow others to do to me/for me. The PtwB demand that we give them acceptance in our worlds, and they need that acceptance to have power (over us). In other words, THEY NEED US. I certainly do not need them.

Maybe that is a solipsist way of thinking, but when you really boil down to the bare bones of things, it is as real as it gets. Only you, the true minority in this world, have any control over what is happening in your world. If you feel like your world is out of control, than you need to ‘ground and center’ back to the basics and see where you let go the reins. YOU let them go, not someone else. Even if ‘someone else’ did let go the reins, you allowed them to have that control of your life first. Ground and center, and get the reins back in your hands.

Now, Please don’t think I am getting all preachy on ya or anything. If there is one thing in this world that I despise more than anything, it is Organized Religion. I think, like Unions, they had a purpose in this world, but that time is past and now they are just hotbeds for corruption and manipulation of sections of society: tools of an oligarchy. I don’t condemn anyone for finding peace of mind in a religion, but there are far too many cases where I see interpretations of ‘the word’ so twisted and sickened by power, that the people of the congregation are also twisted and sick. (I also grew up in the time of Jim and Tammy Baker so I may be a tad biased in my views. LOL) With that in mind, believe what you believe, and I will believe what I believe. While not my religion, The Wiccan Rede is close enough to my thoughts to apply: : An It Harms None, Do As Ye Will. I won’t bring this up in the public forum anymore either so if you feel offended, rest at ease..

Last word on this post. If you really want to find freedom and find creativity, learn to say NO. Start telling others NO and do what YOU need to do, and you will suddenly find that answers to your life start jumping out of dark corners for you. (you might also find trouble by attracting attention of those that seek “leaders”, but that is another post altogether.)

Border war, or Civil war: Choose one.

 

Oh where to begin with my thoughts of late? Been working on solutions to issues on this end, alternatives to the FRN dilemma that seems to be a growing concern for nearly all middle classed persons I know of. In my case, as noted, I want to build my house and the current growing inflation (that the Fed fully denies is happening, or at least denying the severity of.) means that materials are rapidly increasing in cost, far faster than the income. SO, the solution there is the alternative that I have been discreetly documenting over the last couple of posts. I am picking up the square tubing this weekend and things will accelerate much faster.

Now, some thoughts on the current events taking place down south and west in CONUS. I am of two minds on this, not because I think immigration is a good or a bad thing, but on the tactical standpoint of it all. (like anything in this world, in moderation, its good, abused, poison.)

I fully believe this is a ruse, and one of a two sided nature, like a wickedly sharp sword. I can’t give credit where credit is due, as I couldn’t tell you “Whom” came up with this, but from a distance and time standpoint, this is a coordinated effort to undermine further this once great country. This is right up there with that “Fundamental Transformation” that was alluded to 6ish years ago. Follow along, and lets see if I can give some illumination on my dichotomy.

First up, a step back in time. The Bundy Ranch. I feel that this was a test to see 1) the time line of response of the patriot community 2) what our logistics chain looked like and 3) to further isolate our communications network within the sphere for further analysis. Now, I know that the debacle on the border and the logistics of moving all of these “children” (hide the reality behind the cloak of the heartstrings, typical leftist emo horseshit.) has been on the table since before the turn of the year. I don’t know who posted the image, but there was a call for “contractors” to handle transportation of “children” here illegally, as far back as January of this year. That implies that there was formulation of some plan further back and the implementation of it is just now showing itself. Another point that caught me was a headline on the drudge a day or so ago. Some of you may have seen it “Propaganda song warning of riding the death train is in top ten on radio in SA” (not verbatim) which later the headline remained but the whole propaganda line was dropped like a a hot potato. Now, I just can’t see a song like that hitting the top ten anywhere unless there was a lot of cash behind it. (and south of the border, cash really knows the language.) It wasn’t the headline so much, as the content and then the dropping of a detail word that spoke volumes to me.

Call me paranoid, but shit like that is the slit in the curtain behind the mainstage and the giant emerald green head floating in the mist.

OK, enough background on where this is coming from, on to why I am of two minds on it. Obviously this is a planned and coordinated event. Why, or more specifically, to what end, AND to whose benefit? Sometimes when you ask the question properly, the answers are obvious. Not always though. Some of the answers in this case are obvious, and those are the ones that lead me to be suspicious of the whole scenario (well, MORE suspicious I should say.) And as more details come out around the board, the louder my warning bells get. Here is where I get my tin foil hat award I guess. Think of the implications of a majority of patriots from around the country sitting on firewatch on the border when the entire economic system collapses. All of these patriots isolated in a hostile environment which, essentially will equate to a two fronted battle field. On one side a hostile government with deep pockets (created out of thin air) and on the other a hoard of immigrants of questionable intent and background: Literally an army of unlimited cannon fodder being driven by empty promises and myths.

In addition to that army, there have been reports (squelched out in the MSM’s) of OTHER persons besides the children getting that free pass across onto our soil. Chinese for one, and what about that Urdu dictionary and Islamic prayer rugs found in places. Another point, why is the majority coming through Texas and Arizona with only trickles (at least as reported) in New Mexico and California. ( And the fact that .GOV is shipping “the children” into those last two states is proof positive of this.)

Take into account that the illegals are coming THROUGH Mexico, from countries that are even more third world, and bringing all of the diseases that run rampant in those hot jungles; bringing those diseases that have not been a factor in at least a generation in this country. A country that has been vilified by WHO for its ‘over-use’ of antibiotics for years. The same country that has a society of weakened immune systems because of our sterilized lifestyles (disinfectants everywhere. Our immune systems are fallible if they never get used. Just like a muscle, it atrophies over time if not used.)

Can you say “Crisis waiting to happen”? I knew you could.

And as was so eloquently stated by one from this administrations’ staff not so many years ago “crisis are opportunities to do what we couldn’t do prior.” (never let a crisis go to waste)

Now, the other side of my mind on this. I see the pieces in play, I see the board for what it is and I see through some of the haze into corners that aren’t being shown by the MSM. (mostly because of the fact that AREN’T talking about them leads me to investigate further.)(H/T to Santelli for voicing economic concerns the other day. That opens up a new(old) aspect on this war.) “This shit’s about to get Heavy” I keep watching and what I see really doesn’t give me a warm and fuzzy feeling about “doing whats Right” (IE, getting to the border and defending this country) I see a serious pincer move getting set up and keep thinking that being behind the lines would be more advantageous to the whole. I know that sounds odd, but there are times where being behind the lines is a decided advantage. At least there you know where the enemy is (IE, EVERYWHERE). And the serious side of all this mess, it is two fold, with a backup plan in place. IF, the economy doesn’t completely exit the bowl its swirling, by the time things settle out, than the patriots will have painted themselves into a corner where the DOJ and Admin can really ‘settle’ the whole ‘racist’ profile. Just like the Clintonistas painted the militias as subversive skinhead whatchamacallits back in the nineties. (Recall, a certain AG was assistant to Janet Reno about the time of Waco. Don’t think he didn’t learn a thing or two from that time. This is just polish on the shit kickers they use.) If the economy does tank and there are a plethora of Patriots out there, than those patriots are going to be hanging in the breeze for whatever comes down the pike or across the border. The Admin won’t even have to do much other than look the other way and say “oops”.(key advice for commanders with boots on the ground. Better have at least 3 ways out of that mess without depending on outside sources for the exfil. We will need you more than ever if things fall out the way I am foreseeing.) and the backup plan is in place as is being shown by rental car purchases from certain airports recently in Colorado and other places. There are already foreign troops on the ground in CONUS, and their status is being blatantly ignored by TPTwB and mainstream across the board. I can’t say for sure what groups or where specifically, but I have seen some of them in my travels, and am still getting reports from others on the same.

There are times where I have to ask myself if building my house is even an option at this point. I wonder about it because of current events and the fact that what I see building up likely means that I won’t have any time to enjoy said home. I won’t be able to sit on my laurels on a hillside while the country I grew up in, is at war with itself. I would want my shop up and running but that is one of those things that with a little prior work, can be made mobile and fully functional. And a fully functional shop may be the deciding factor in certain situations. Hell, post-collapse, a fully functional shop will be a pivot towards the rebuild. The other pivot will be the farming side of things. People need to eat, and to grow the things to eat, they will need tools. The real question remains of how far will this country actually fall when it does fall. Only time will tell that tale.

But I continue on the same way the rest of the world does. The big picture doesn’t ‘effect’ the here and now, as is shown by the complete and willful ignorance of those that surround me. Things move along, the same as yesterday(and yesteryear) albeit with a little more difficulty, but they continue to trundle forward. It is more than a might frustrating to watch the world burn, knowing the implications long term, and realize that 99% of the world could give a shit less so long as they have their Xbox or Cable and a bag of Cheeto’s to go with it. (Honestly, that alone makes me want to open fire somedays. But that is another post from long ago I am sure.) Other times, I feel the urge to move on from here and go where there are many of likemind. To do so would cost me pretty much all I have built up, but at times, the cost seems cheap in comparison to the ends I see here.*

Yes, I am a man of two minds. The only anchors I have at this stage are family and possessions. The longing for a place of freedom such as I remember is a huge attractant that tests the strength of those anchors. Sadly, such a place is near mythical in existence and knowing such, I rely on the anchors. I know that Freedom is a mindset far more than a condition, but that mindset has to exist in others around you for it to become a reality. I meet so few that have that mindset. (They are out there, and I have met a few of them, but we are scattered far and few between.) I can only watch how things fall out, and plan accordingly. Plans to include every aspect except surrender. They can take everything I own except my knowledge, and that knowledge is the basis of all I own. Take it all away and I will get it back, eventually.(re-reading that, I feel like I am existing in the Matrix. Its all in the mind, and your mind makes it real. There may be more to that than we are aware of. (LOL here I am getting all metaphysical and shit.))

{In reflection of (all of the) above (note, I always, ALWAYS, think deeply on things. As others will note, I try my damnedest to see as many sides of a situation as is possible.) : What if that is another aspect of our current PtwB strategy? Not to isolate and destroy a majority of the patriot movement, but to really bust our balls (so to speak) and destroy our moral? If such is the case, it very nearly did so with me just now. I am not a quitter but damned if there aren’t times where it gets tempting. Even so, I know that I don’t have the whole story, and as such, whatever decisions I make will be with the information I have at the time; right or wrong, and I will stand by my choices as such.}

*I know that if things go the way I foretell, I will likely be abandoning all in place and running with little to nothing but the BOB and a rifle. Such is the gamble in life when you KNOW you are living in a collapse/rising tyranny situation.

Post Script: I was thinking about this a little since tapping it out.   There may be a further solution but one that would require Texas to take an option that has been on the table since their inception.  That could start the ball rolling to get the Tenth Amendment advocates and the Secessionists off their collective kiesters.

 

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