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Old 04-12-2017, 07:23 PM
 
Location: 406
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If the previous 30 days are a sign of things to come for Trump's presidency, then his 2020 candidacy will see a very different outcome that will likely not include the critical victories that won him the electoral college. Nobody, and I mean pretty much *nobody*, who defected from the Democratic Party or turned out as first-time voters for Trump will pull the lever for a third Bush presidency running in tandem with Paul Ryan's crony speakership.

It's hard to say at this point where the political winds will be blowing come time for the 2018 mid-terms, what with mid-terms being such a different electoral animal than presidential years. The Republican Party was rejected in 2006 after five years of neocon globalism and GOP scandals, and that's why we have Senator Tester, who, mind you, generally towed a left party-line throughout his first term leading up to re-election in 2012. His vote against Justice Gorsuch will probably be just as harmful as his votes *for* Sotomayer and Kagan (in 2009 and 2010, respectively); as in, a non-issue.

Final thoughts on Gianforte: As Montana's congressman, he'll probably make the news here and there for being such an ideological, theologically-charged a*s-clown. But the silver lining is...that he's not the governor.
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Old 04-17-2017, 11:44 AM
 
Location: East Helena, MT
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If the previous 30 days are a sign of things to come for Trump's presidency, then his 2020 candidacy will see a very different outcome that will likely not include the critical victories that won him the electoral college. Nobody, and I mean pretty much *nobody*, who defected from the Democratic Party or turned out as first-time voters for Trump will pull the lever for a third Bush presidency running in tandem with Paul Ryan's crony speakership.

It's hard to say at this point where the political winds will be blowing come time for the 2018 mid-terms, what with mid-terms being such a different electoral animal than presidential years. The Republican Party was rejected in 2006 after five years of neocon globalism and GOP scandals, and that's why we have Senator Tester, who, mind you, generally towed a left party-line throughout his first term leading up to re-election in 2012. His vote against Justice Gorsuch will probably be just as harmful as his votes *for* Sotomayer and Kagan (in 2009 and 2010, respectively); as in, a non-issue.

Final thoughts on Gianforte: As Montana's congressman, he'll probably make the news here and there for being such an ideological, theologically-charged a*s-clown. But the silver lining is...that he's not the governor.


What's going on right now in congress doesn't reflect on President Trump one bit. There are allot of Congressional Reps right now walking around with their ego's in tatters, who a refusing to work. I work with the Montana Congressional offices frequently, and what they are telling me is that on the hill, the old school legislators who have been in power forever can't accept a populist president, and won't work with him. If President Trump could do it on his own, we would have a new simplified tax code, the ACA would be gone and replaced, and the federal government would be a lot leaner. As it is now, old school congress is attempting to drag everything out to hope that it sours the voters on President Trump, that they will blame him, so that Hillary/Biden/Sanders can come and save the country 4 years from now.
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Old 12-06-2017, 09:12 PM
 
Location: Brendansport, Sagitta IV
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The Blizzard of '49 ... Wyoming PBS documentary:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gl6Iz4dXGdg
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Old 02-21-2019, 08:07 AM
 
Location: Brendansport, Sagitta IV
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Here's an idea for folks who wander lonely in the wilderness and are at risk of getting lost: carry a minidrone that can be broken down for your backpack, and when your cellphone is out of range of a tower -- send the drone up with a repeater (I'm sure portable cellphone repeaters must exist, or use a phone with walkie-talkie function). Get enough altitude and you can be back in range of a tower. (Remember to carry a solar charging unit, too.) Here's one:

https://www.tomtop.com/p-rm8670.html

[I've bought stuff from this outfit via eBay, which is how I got on their mailing list. For once I'm like... hey, cool stuff.]
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Old 02-21-2019, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Idaho
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Neat idea, but if you don't have a cell signal, how are you going to control your drone?
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Old 02-21-2019, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Brendansport, Sagitta IV
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Presumably with its own controller.
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Old 02-21-2019, 10:55 PM
 
Location: Idaho
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Presumably with its own controller.
The picture on the web site show the operator's cell phone mounted to the controller. It looks like there is an app on the phone that controls the drone, or maybe receiving video from the drone. Inexpensive enough that it's worth getting to one.
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Old 02-22-2019, 10:12 PM
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Location: Somers, MT
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I use an Inreach for that. Way more reliable.


https://explore.garmin.com/en-US/inreach/
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Old 02-22-2019, 10:59 PM
 
Location: Brendansport, Sagitta IV
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My last experience with Garmin cured me of 'em once and for all... first item, aside from design issues, was NFG; warranty replacement (which took arguing) was NFG in the opposite direction; decided I'd thrown enough postage at it, given a safe bet a 3rd unit would be NFG in some different and amazing way, and will never buy another Garmin product.
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Old 05-31-2019, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Earth
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Smoke from Alberta wildfires has come into the region ... can't see any mountains around the Flathead Valley, and there's the familiar smell of smoke in the air. And Summer's still 3 weeks out.


Could sure use some precip ... things are drying up fast around here.



How about the rest of you ... what's happening elsewhere?
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