Makes me wonder…

Why are we so dependent on our utilities?

We had a storm come through at 2:14 AM and we, along with 390 other customers, lost power for nearly 12 hours. It was starting to get cold in the house as the gas furnace needs electricity for the pumps. The battery operated sump pump nearly depleted it’s battery. The basement did not flood, it couldn’t because the water would flow out the garage door like it did the first mid winter thaw we had some 25 years ago. I was ready to go out and buy a generator when the power came back on.

Still thinking about a generator…..

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Gun owners are guilty until proven innocent!

Colorado enacts ‘red flag’ law to seize guns from those deemed dangerous, prompting backlash

This sucks! As I understand it, nearly anyone can attest to a made up fact that a gun owner is dangerous and his guns will be taken away in violation of the second amendment. The gun owner will have to prove to the state he is not dangerous.

Damn them, I have my compound and re-curve bows and I can still use them effectively.

I’m fairly sure that criminals will turn in other criminals with this law in place. Yea right, keep dreaming.

Read the report, It will disgust you.

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coup d’etat in Sudan

When I heard the news on the radio (BBC on NPR) today, I said a prayer for Roxie.   Odds are that she is safe at home and not in Khartoum, but I don’t know, and it was not so long ago that she was visiting a dig in Sudan.   John Walker, please provide an update on Roxie’s wellbeing.

What happened was that after several days, anti-government protests kept growing larger and larger and larger.   The generals went and arrested President Omar al-Bashir (who has held that office since 1989) today, and they announced that they were taking over and forming a new regime.   The protests only became even larger, with leaders saying they don’t want these generals.   What they want is a real regime change and they don’t want to just transfer power from al-Bashir to his old pals.   Enormous crowds are in the streets right now in Khartoum.

Stay tuned.

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