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So, I learned yesterday that my blog is being monitored by the Government. I am not making this up. I won't go into details, as I don't want to make things worse. Needless to say my freedom of speech feels chilled. The thought of government types hunched over their computers looking at pictures of my little girl and me hunting and such and reading my rantings and ravings makes my blood boil. Anyone who does not understand that this blog contains just my personal opinions on life should not read it. I guess I need a disclaimer now. Well here it is: this blog contains my opinions. Everything contained herein is protected sppech under the First Amendment of the United States Constitution. Anyone who disagrees with my opinions is free to leave this site. The information contained herein is not be used for any purpose except the personal amusement of the reader. Nothing contained herein should be taken as a statement of fact, unless otherwise expressly stated. Wow.
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So, I bought a new Alaska rig today. '83 Suburban with about one gazillion miles. Funny thing is I always wanted a Suburban. $900. Should run another few years I hope. Lets me go to work and leave J with a car for once. Allows us to go to the dump and get some furniture. Hopefully I will get a call for road kill moose this winter and it will carry that just fine too. If not a road kill then next fall it will just have to carry a fresh kill. Going to make a "survival pack" in it with a good sleeping bag, clothes, heater etc in case (i.e WHEN) it breaks down. Also going to put a "meat kit" in it for butchering dead moose beside the road at 4 am in -20. You know, saws, knives, ropes and such. Going to put a pistol under the seat too. If I haven't mentioned it yet, God I love Alaska. Where else can a man be so free? P.S. Check out my new link for "Freedom first". It is for www.freestateproject.org Awesome idea and one I fully support. We can't esc…
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So, Happy Thanksgiving. Today is truly a day to be thankful for what we have. A day to leave behind the worries and troubles of life if you can. For me, most of those troubles are money. Yet today is a day to be thankful that, compared to 99% of the world, we have it really good. I worry for my daughter as it seems to me that America is being dismanted piece by piece. Yet today I am thankful that I am writing from perhaps the most free place on the Planet. It is the place where I wanted to be. I am thankful for my beautiful wife and daughter. I am thankful for my daughter's smile. Especially that one. I love her so much that so times I don't think my heart can take it without bursting. I am thankful that I live in a place so full of opportunity. I am thankful to have such quality friends, despite the fact that I miss each and every one of them. I am thankful to have no serious health issues. I am thankful for my family. I am thankful fo the all the things I have already done i…
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So, I just had to post this. On another note, my escrow agent just told me that my closing date was pushed back to at least 11-30-06 and maybe 12-15-06. ARGGGGGGGGGHHH. The offer on the house here was contingent upon closing the California house on 11-25-06. Will update when I get more info.
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So, to change the subject slightly, we put in an offer in this house. Am not sure if we will get it, so these pictures may be meaningless in a few days. This is the house with the old guy who has lived in it 30+ years. My offer of $239,000 included everything. I want him to take nothing but his personal effects and I will even help him move. Although the house needs a lot of work (it was built in 1968 and has never been remodeled), the view is amazing (as usual these pics do not do justice) and I really want this shop. This is the one with everything in it. I mean everything.Wow. There are some cons to the house as well, but it is the kind of place I would be proud to have visitors to. We would make the very top floor into a guest room. Those of you who visit one day will wake up to Mt. Redoubt and a view that you will die for. The house also has two greenhouses and a proper root cellar. I will be able to do everything I want to if we get this house. The greenhouse is big enough to ma…
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So, I admit it. I don't like cops. I think most of them are bullies and thugs. To find some pictures for this post I just typed in "police abuse" or "police torture" or "police beating" into Google. Not too hard to find examples of the police killing, torturing and abusing people. I am not saying that all cops do this. What I am saying is that all cops are willing to do this. If not they need to find another job, yet I have never known one to leave for political reasons. What I have pointed out in the past is that it is always the police that an oppressive state turns to in a time of need. It was not defense attorneys shoving people into cattle cars in Nazi Germany. It was not bakers turning dogs and fire hoses on black protestors in the Civil Rights movement. Housewives didn't turn soccer stadiums into torture chambers for Pinochet. I could go on and on but the point is made: throughout history and throughout the world it is always the police wh…
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So, I meant to post last night but the power was out. Yesterday was our second anniversary. 960 sq feet of love. On that note we looked at a new house after work today. It is almost an acre on the ocean with a neat chalet that is half stone. The house looks directly onto Mount Redoubt. It has a 20x60 greenhouse and an AWESOME shop. Even better, the old guy is moving into a retirement home and he has 30 years of tools and equipment he needs to get rid of, including, get this a PORTABLE SAWMILL!! He has every tool you could ever imagine in this shop from woodworking to metal working to lawn tractors, rototiller, snow blowers etc. He has an old Ford pickup in there and everything. I asked him what he would do with it all and he said take a bunch of to "the dump". WHOA!! The old guy also made beer and has a place that was his brewery all set up with water etc. I'm not saying we are going to buy the place but it is funny. Everything I want is there, from the shop, greenhouse,…
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So, I just wanted to show you my new workplace. The first picture is my new office and the second is the Court house in Kenai.
Despite the fact that today is a holiday I had to go into work. Of course, I was the only one there. That is what I get for being the misdemeanor attorney I guess. I was ready to quit again on Friday. I have to go to Homer next week. I might be there a day or maybe a whole week. But I don't want to leave J and Kadee alone for any real time without wheels. Especially as Kadee was in the Emergency room last weekend with a high fever. As an aside, the fabulous health care I was promise has not materialized. I will still be spending about $300 a month for health care, which is about what I was spending in California. I was sure that working in Alaska would mean more financial freedom. I was so excited about being here that I did not check into things enough. As it turns out, it is not a lot better than California. Anyways, I wanted to rent a car to go down to H…
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So, Thank God! Regardless of your political stripes I hope everyone can agree that some change is healthy from time to time. Not that I really think things will get better. The United States, at the request of the People, will continue to slide into fascism. Perhaps the Democrats will show some backbone against the worst assaults on American freedom. It is so funny. I NEVER would have thought I would celebrate a Democratic win. I guess it is just George Bush's attitude towards America that bothers me so much.

NEXT TIME: My response to several comments left here regarding my views about the police and why I don't think that my views on the world are "defense based". My only analysis of any situation is this: what would make people the most free? How do we maximize liberty? Thus, it is neither "conservative" or "liberal". Just based on freedom.
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So, a moment to pause for inspiration. And sadness. First, the inspiration. My good friend Patrick has a boy Kyle who is blind. Nevertheless, he gunned down this monster. Patrick was his eyes and Kyle pulled the trigger. Wow! Good for him. I am impressed. Now, the sadness. When I got this email I realized how much I miss Patrick. And it got me thinking about all the good men that I have left behind in pursuit of my dreams. Besides my family, I am now alone in Alaska. God I miss my friends and family. Darren in Prince George BC. Jeremy in Santa Rosa CA. Steve in Fort St. John BC. Patrick in Little Rock Arkansas. Lloyd in Victoria BC. Brian and Gomes in Ukiah CA. Joe in Grass Valley CA. Gabe in Fairbanks AK. Stephan in Victoria BC. Dave in Courtenay BC. The Easley family in Grass Valley CA. Thanks for the picture Patrick. It reminds me that freedom comes with a price. And every so often, I have to wonder if it is worth it. God I miss you guys.
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So, once again George Bush has managed to change what it means to be "American" by stacking the high Court with morons. For hundreds of years the police usually had to give "knock-notice" before entering a house. The rationale was simple: citizens were less likely to kill the people breaking down the door if they knew the intruders were police. Everyone was safer. The law also built in exceptions, such as when evidence was about to be destroyed. But recently the United States Supreme Court in Hudson v. Michigan changed that and said the police COULD enter without knock-notice and the evidence would still be admissible. You may think that is not a big deal. Well tell that to Cory Maye. In December 2001 the police stormed a duplex on a tip from a confidential informant that drugs were inside. In fact, in one side they found a known drug dealer with a substanial amount of marijuana. In the other side was Mr. Maye sleeping with his 18 month old daughter. When police ki…