Australian Invasion – Rare Earth
Two huge rare earth finds in Wyoming is bad news for China. An Australian based company has the mineral rights.
The video sparks a memory.
My first job out of the Army in 1966 was as a roustabout on a core drill rig. We were drilling on the sides of Hahns Peak (Routt County, CO). Nothing ever came of it in terms of more mining. Hard, dangerous work. The rigs in the video look much safer than what I worked on but the cardboard boxes holding the core samples are exactly the same.
Unwelcome Tradition in the Making
Last Christmas Eve was very cold and the sprinkler system froze and pipes broke triggering the alarms. Added to the chaos were broken pipes in unoccupied apartments. We had three hours of continuous alarms.
With four floors, elevators not working, and most residents 70+, using the stairs at each end of the building is hard. Those in wheelchairs can only wait on the landings for firemen to carry them down.
Banners, and the other dogs, were scared. Finally, the alarms on the first floor were turned off. Someone came over to Banner and gave him some pretzels. He immediately calmed down then started working the crowd for treats.
Emperor Polis’ Holiday Gifts
These may, or may not, be justified. Who am I to judge? I would question if their victims were consulted first?
Again this year my sister and I were guests at a gathering in the home of DrJim and SLW (Every Blade of Grass). Pebbles, the Wonder Dog, greeted us warmly. Jim’s son has installed some stout handrails leading to the door which was greatly appreciated by mobility impaired Sisty and myself.
It was good to see DrJim on the mend and looking good. He has dealt with some major health issues in 2023 and we hope 2024 will see those problems behind him.
What a delightful couple!
Trump and the Colorado Supreme
Court Ballot Uproar
As always, my hope is the (P)regressive’s mouths overload their asses and the blow back shit buries them.
Way Back Machine
It is a complex issue with many sides to the story.
My sister, who has her whole life fought for the “underdogs” of all stripes, has been involved for decades with a community health organization that started some fifty years ago to help migrant workers get health care. Now the organizations serves everyone, including me. A win for the people!
LL (Virtual Mirage) recommended “Hunting in the Shadows” by Michael Watson. I’m slowly reading the author’s account of his experience in unconventional war. While I see little correlation with our country (different cultural, different ethnic divides, etc.), I clearly see how ruthless and violent these types of wars become. Our snowflakes haven’t a clue.
As always, YMMV