Yes, I Tsondoku, do you too?

Tsondoku is Japanese to describe the practice of buying or collecting reading material way in excess of your ability to read it all. I think it refers to it as a lifelong habit.

At times I look at my library, and wonder which books I have forgotten to read. I have three on my headboard now that are “next”. I am unsure how it relates to the books I started and lost interest in, or those I fully intend to read again. Steinbeck’s Sea of Cortez being number one in that group.

Scribd, the online library helps with the clutter, but not with the overall issue, as it makes it too easy to “Save for later”.

Often I point out we Americans live in a time of amazing luxury, our wants satisfied better than the kings of England dreamed of. The Holy Bible is Tsondoku evidence, and my only justification for that is, I am a believer, I do not need The Word to Know, for God’s wonder is evident in all I observe, including all the Non-Tsondoku books that have enlightened me to man’s special spot in the Lord’s eye.

Books, all writing, should have a special place in our lives, and their censors should too.

Persecution v. Prosecution

As I write the Senate decides if they will expand their power further beyond the bounds of the Constitution. No one expects them to say no. They are not prone to self restraint.

President Trump’s era is one in which the elite’s crimes stand exposed to the light, but justice remains blind to their rape of the economy for their own satisfaction.

Yet it is a blind rage that propells this farce forward. Chief Justice Roberts has made it clear that this is a kangaroo court, well fit for the plunge to third world status America’s leaders have set as our course.

We the People however, are not blind, nor blinded: we understand it is our verdict of whom is guilty that is necessary to the security of a free State. But, for now our work is easy. This vote today will show us the guilty, they will mark themselves.

The Conspiracy

The Left continues the war of Adverbs and is now calling the entire belief in Liberty a Terrorist threat. In a discussion on Telegram on this topic I had a thought:

(Sic) – I do know how to spell Conspiracy, hell I are one!

VAST, it is not an element of conspiracy, a conspiracy is a secretive thing. In that regard the left’s theft of the election can not be called a conspiracy. it is open and well enunciated. We saw it; we have the public statements of intent: far from conspiracy, the battle of the ideologies, those of Liberty and Freedom, versus those of elite cronyism masked as Communism, are simply organic manifestations of the public’s will

Pray dear friends that a love of Liberty is vast. Pray HRC was correct in her use of that word. Pray the organic manifestation of a love for Liberty is vast, that quantity really does display that quality it alone holds. Pray your neighbor, too, resists with a will.

There is a great compromise possible between Pure Liberty and the tyrants grim boot. It is the Constitution. Far from a far right concept, it is the middle ground of American ideals, of human willingness to consent to be governed. We have a lot of work to do removing the boot from our throat and returning to a proper role of Government. It is our willingness to be on the Liberty side of the Constitution, until that balance is found, bereft of the dubious good Government pretends to be, that strikes fear into the comfy, leeching elites.

Pray: To be on the side of God is our force multiplier. If we fight in God’s way, we shall be spared fighting in man’s way.

It is The Fed Stupid

The coup succeded because it was financed well. That is only possible because we have a money supply with no accountability. Central bankers can buy anyone or anything that they feel they need. Including, now, the entity formerly known as the United States of America.

Below are two links that not only describe the problem, but clearly state the orderly way we deal with it.

American, can, indeed must, in an orderly way, remove the unfair system of cronyism that is devastating our great nation. We the People must make this happen. We have the numbers, we lack only the power of a united direction, and a firm resolve.

https://mises.org/library/case-against-fed-0

Village Life

This afternoon when I came home, this board was leaning on my gate.

So? You might ask.

A couple nights ago, when it was raining, I dropped a slippery 2×6 and it hit my fence. the fence you see behind the board. That fence boards fell into the ditch and was carried away rapidly in the high water.

In the village of Cave Junction, someone downstream recognized it as mine, and left it here as an act of neighborliness. I wonder in fact if it is not one of the homeless who live in the park a block away. Whom else would know the area so well? My feelings about buying this home are confirmed. This is where I belong.

Solutions Will Present

Yesterday is the future, or in this case the future was 2 days ago.

Tom Darby and I established a texting channel outside of FB’s Messenger 2 days ago. We are both highly censored and doxed and cancelled and blacklisted and what ever other tricks the fascist tyrants implement these dark days. It is the price we pay for being tuned in, and articulate. At the end of our chat I said cleverly, “Solutions will present.”

Sooner rather than later as it turns out. For some time the idea of selling PDF formatted Books, Papers, and Articles had been a back burner project idea for me. McNamara Family Ranch Press is ready to walk away from the Amazon indenture.

With social media no longer offering bread nor circus, I had time to do some – well yes sadly, Googling. It turns out there are a number of businesses offering to host that very sort of service. But, which one to use in this era of choice. After looking at the sites that pay to be first in a Big Tech Search Circus (BTSC) I saw a one page article “How to Sell Digital Products Online with Google Drive and PayPal” https://www.labnol.org/internet/sell-digital-products-online/28554/

A solution. One that fit my current situation. I spent last night and this morning working through it, and now I can sell PDF’s of my work, like I envisioned. One way I will market myself is through this WordPress Blog. Now I can express myself in a more interesting and thorough way than FB or the competition ever offered.

And, in frustration over the ugly direction of the World Wide Web, I started looking at the fact Bulletin Board Systems still exist. They were what we used to network on just before Gopher and WWW came into the world. Gopher still exists too.

But, what I stumbled onto in the last two days, is a new, simpler, and more secure alternative. Gemini is a specification for a web experience focused on documents. Developed in 2019, with a page count under a quarter million and fewer than 500 Domains as of December 6, 2020, it is just coming onto the stage. https://gemini.circumlunar.space/docs/faq.html

https://drewdevault.com/2020/11/01/What-is-Gemini-anyway.html

Gemini is a computer nerd solution right now, and taxed my journeyman Linux skills. But, it is the future for those of us sick of being spied on and censored. I have two of the GUI client browsers up and running, Kristall, and Castor. And I suspect the command line interface client Bollux is working too. It tells me it needs to be in my $PATH, and as soon as I figure out what that means, it will be.

Deedum – the Gemini browser app for Android, which is on the Google Play Store, is installing onto my phone as I type. No assembly required. (Update: it loaded fast and looks good. I need to finish editing and explore it before bed. )

Words are communication, and communication is the cornerstone of Liberty; the root of prosperity for the masses, and the well spring of happiness. No one will stop us from expressing ourselves. We have seen the elephant.

Gemini will carry our words uncensored. Soon we will all GUS, (Gemini Universal Search) and Google can flat go to hell.

Tom Darby and I became friends on our High School’s track and Cross Country teams. We are used to doing what it takes, used to preservering. For now I will be spreading the word on the WWW, that part of it that has not censored me yet. They too may grow evil. However I am not worried. We do not run to win the day, we run to win our souls.

Tomorrow I continue to work on – well, frankly, me, and starting a McNamara family ranch Press Gemini server; dark days did I say earlier? I feel as excited as I did the day I added a 286 card to my Tandy 2000, I sense a brilliant spring dawn in the offing.

Solutions Present.

Finding Titan Grove

Finding Titan Grove is a life changing experience for me.

Growing up in Del Norte County, home of The Redwood State and National Parks, there were rumors of trees larger than those in Stout Grove, which is found on scenic Howland Hill Road, a favorite haunt of mine: my Great Aunt and Uncle, Non and Bud Huffman, lived in the last house on the Crescent City, CA side of Howland Hill Road, where it enters the parks, and my high school track and cross country teams trained there. We played and trained oblivious to the incredible, and unique, wonder, that is in plain sight from our paths.

People would say, “There are bigger ones”; now and then a photo was seen, and the trees were incredible. But, photos do no justice to the majesty of the Redwoods. Yet, it was photos that inspired me to search for big trees. A web site popped up featuring a local Crescent City woman as the model, and she was in a place known as Titan Grove. As it turned out she would not direct me to the grove when I asked her. But, the web site had some hints. It took a couple months, but only a few short hikes, to find Titan Grove, and it is spectacular, and it was on Howland Hill Road!

It had in fact been hidden on purpose. Traditional trails into the grove are often camouflaged. However, the parks had promised tourism when they established themselves, and I was inspired to help my community by helping others find this special spot.

There is a sad reality that the Redwoods are a once in a lifetime experience. The reality is communities depending on scenery based tourism do not get a lot of return visitors like Las Vegas and Disney Land/World enjoy. For Crescent City, CA the bulk of the San Francisco Bay area population is satisfied after seeing the Groves in Southern Humboldt County.

In a day I photographed the approaches to the grove, where such amazing trees as The Del Norte Giant, and Chesty Puller crowd together. I typed up a short guide book, and put it on Amazon for the lowest price possible, including the free options. It has sold fairly well. I get a lot of positive feed back from people who were able to find Titan Grove for themselves, either because of reading the book, or because the book re-established a local knowledge that has spread in the community.

While it has been said that when you have seen one redwood you have seen them all, let me assure you, Titan Grove makes a mockery of that sentiment. It is claimed there is no area on earth with a denser mass of life than Titan Grove. It is hard to comprehend until you experience it. On both sides of Mill Creek, for a fair distance, the trees are immense. Life here extends into the sky for a football fields length. Chesty Puller’s trunk rivals the average person’s back yard fencing in length. And, it is all accessible. The trails are not long, nor are they steep.

There is some talk that the park service may add a walk way into the grove, but it is not a real priority. If you want to make that Once in a Lifetime trip to see the Redwoods, the equal of reaching Mount Everest’s summit, then you owe it to yourself to find Titan Grove.

McNamara Family Ranch Press grew out of my selling this guide on Amazon. This blog represents a new venture for us. Now our publications are going to be available in easy to download PDF form. No longer will Amazon get the profits for our work, nor will we have to price it to you according to Amazon’s dictates. The $7.99 Price AVAILABLE HERE is 20% off of the lowest Amazon price we could offer now, and still represents a better return to our firm. Our expenses, a WordPress Business page, are higher, and my marketing time will climb, but that too is part of the journey.

Of course if you want to pay more, the print version is still on Amazon, https://www.amazon.com/Finding-Titan-Grove-Taxpayers-Treasures/dp/1500980285/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=finding+titan+grove&qid=1612217312&sr=8-2

With the link below you take a journey to one of the secret treasures of the world. You owe it to yourself to take your own journey into The Siskiyous Life, and celebrate the magic of Finding Titan Grove.

Work to Do

Monday morning, and up before the dawn.

The shop is warming up and the coffee is half drank. My friend James is looking for crab to market, and I hear the boats on the coast are bringing in their gear because it is a poor season.

Joe Biden is busy pretending he has the moral authority to lead, and my dogs are still asleep.

I am hoping it is dry enough to get my Gantry re-assembed today, but if not I will work on other projects.

Good morning America, how are you?

Low Power Freedom

With the communist/fascist’s revolution in full swing in AmeriKa; and the installation of a ruling Junta, all Americans are seeing how limited we are in our ability to speak effectively.

We certainly do have the power of the press. Our computers and printers are marvels, but paper and ink do not come cheep. and their cost is paltry in comparison to distributing our writings.

The internet was a marvel of distribution for all free people, but now that freedom is gone. The Fascist alliance was made possible by the Clinton Cable Bill. Tier 1 of your cable service is required, it is a tax you pay to keep the propaganda stations of MSNBC, CNN, CBS, NBC, etc, free from needing ad revenue, or viewership. We now know the internet’s owners believe they can control content, and on the social media giant sites of FB, and Twitter they have done so,

Radio really does the heavy lifting of propaganda. I marvel at the top of the hour “news” that completely contradicts the commentary delivered by the syndicated shows. Like Tier 1 Cable, it is totally propaganda.

Amateur or Ham radio is regulated by the FCC, who warned this week that using it for “illegal” activities, like supporting freedom and liberty, are prohibited.

Revolution is about creativity, we may be back to bulletin boards and personal phone calls soon, but I expect not. The internet was built by the military to be robust and hard to shut down. I think we are experiencing a moment when a lot of back ground technologies and techniques that were undernourished when we all spoke free on FB are about to have their day in the sun.

Only individual speech is free, and only free voices are worth listening too. Stay safe, keep talking, and focus on the front sight.

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