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Cheyenne Irish returned to her parents

I haven’t done more than blog a mention of the Cheyenne Irish case because facts seemed too thin. But obviously it was malicious and outrageous to cite the parents’ involvement with Oath Keepers as one reason to grab the newborn. That was just plain creepy. Well, after a rousing few days on the Internet and an eloquent response from Oath Keepers, baby Cheyenne is home. Thank you, -T for the word and the link to this good (if sometimes acrimonious) discussion. Will Grigg as usual, has some tragically good things to say about this case and similar ones. What were…

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Friday miscellany

The Chilean miners’ story will no doubt become more amazing as details emerge of how they survived and organized themselves underground, particularly in those first weeks when they had scant hope of rescue. But here’s a freedomista angle the mainstream media doesn’t seem eager to cover. (Discoveries of multiple mistresses battling startled wives are much more titillating.) You know how I sometimes like to link to “footnote people”? Well, how about a footnote building? And photos of it (pdf). It seems that some scammed investors didn’t notice (or thought it was an innocent error) that the oil-boom skyscraper was to…

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Dave’s Killer Bread (and killer story)

I know. Bread isn’t exactly the No. 1 item on a primal diet. In fact, its not anywhere on a primal diet. But once in a while even a caveperson needs a ham & swiss on rye. That’s a simple fact of life. So there I was in this town’s mini-supermart — which is a neat little store, but definitely little — scanning the bread rack. The first (and for a while only) rye bread my eyes lighted on cost six bucks. Ack! It was an interesting, even funky, unknown brand. All organic and containing nothing but Actual Ingredients. Still…

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Tuesday miscellany

Groan. Time magazine is going hysterical on its cover — again. And it’s about militias. Again. Jesse Walker shreds ’em. Dropped into the comments section by Philalethes, but far too funny to be buried there: The Mortgage Bankers Association, which rails against strategic defaults … strategically defailts. (Video.) “I can afford higher taxes. But they’ll make me work less.” Hm. Ya don’t say. (Actually, there’s some pretty good analysis here that makes the impact of taxes on high-income people look even more painful than we already know.) “Abolish drunk driving laws!” Sez Radley Balko. Per Pat, the indestructable Happy Meal.…

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Latest book updates

Well, never, ever, in my entire lifetime did I imagine a book of mine would be published with a flag merrily waving on the cover (even if the flag is sort of broken looking, like this one). I received the cover image and book galleys this morning from Donna at Paladin Press and Peder Lund, esteemed Paladin publisher, called before 8:00 a.m. to caution me not to “go wild” when I saw the unspecified “attention-getting” thing he and artist Bob were doing with the art. LOL. I never “go wild” with publishers. I figure they know what they’re doing, and…

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Monday miscellany

They debunk it. And they debunk it. But no matter what they say, the story of the pink mystery goop remains as unappetizing as ever. Wanna pay $50,000 for a place in an underground community? (What’s up with this business of preparing to survive the end of the world, though? I mean, if it’s the end. Of the world. Well … uh, it’s THE END. Might as well spend your money on a big party instead of a dark hole in the ground.) “13 Steps That Would Guarantee the Next Economic Collapse.” And guess who’s busy doing all 13? Per…

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Bug-out or bug-in bag

Here’s a question for your weekend cogitation. Actually, here’s two. No, make it three: 1. What are some key differences in items you’d put in a bug-out bag and a bug-in bag? 2. Given your location and circumstances, how do you decide whether you’re more likely to need to bug out or bug in? 3. Assuming you conclude that you’re more likely to have to bug in than bug out, is a special bag for the purpose even necessary? I mean, after all, if you’re bugging-in can you presume you’ll already have everything you need right at hand in your…

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Chanterelles!

I knew there was some reason I moved back to the NorthWET. Chanterelle mushrooms! Early fall is chanterelle season in this part of the world. But I hadn’t planned on hunting the elusive little critters this year. Been way too busy. And chanterelles, though they can be plentiful when you find them, usually require serious finding. But there I was, minding my own business, traipsing along a logging road with the dogs, and all these big, fat mushrooms were growing within about 10 feet of each other, shining like bright gold beacons not 20 feet off the road. The forest…

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“We’re going to make this much more difficult for you if you don’t cooperate.”

Maybe you remember seeing the strange query and the photo via Reddit.com. The story of the California student who found a tracking device on his vehicle. Well, faithful blog reader Sam just found the follow-up. The FBI fetched back their device and, even though the young man was reportedly completely cooperative already, an agent told him, “We’re going to make this much more difficult for you if you don’t cooperate.” I know that any empathetic person, especially one who’s been observing the onward march of the jackbooterie, can imagine how it feels to be on the receiving end of those…

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