November 18, 2019

Open Thread – 18th Day, 11th Month, 2019, 7th Millennium

Render Unto Caesar What Is Caesar’s and Unto God What is God’s….Get It?

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Maine: Abundant Deer is a Relative Term…Isn’t It?

In Maine, we are being falsely told on a regular basis that the deer herd is healthy and growing. Is it? Isn’t that perception simply a relative term based upon recent history and not long-term history?

Today, I was grumbling as soon as I arose this morning, long before daylight, about the snow and the cold. And then after a cool start of 8 degrees, and a “feel like” well below zero with stiff, northwest winds, it warmed up to a balmy 17 degrees with winds backing off a bit. Gee, I thought. It’s not really that cold.

But then it dawned on me that simply observing today’s temps and winds, any warming seems relatively good compared to sub-zero temperatures and winds.

We are subjected to the same reality when it comes to our deer herd, the harvest, and the propaganda handed out by those seemingly interested mostly in protecting their retirement pensions.

Where once a deer harvest of 40,000 was the past normal, anything these days over 20,000 is presented as a big management success and if the harvest approaches 30,000 cigars are handed out, big slaps on the back and thank god for Global Warming…or something. Didn’t I do good?

With a couple of recent deer harvests below 20,000, like below zero temps, when the harvest ticks up, we simply convince ourselves (along with some prodding from propagandists) that it ain’t that bad.

I also got to thinking and shared some thoughts I had about how technology has influenced the modern deer harvest. My friend sent me some information showing that I’m not the only one with evil thoughts about such things.

In response to an Internet posting about a 40,000-deer harvest in 1956, I saw where one reader posted a response about how many technological gadgets are used today to hunt with or assist us in our hunting. I was prompted, before even reading this, to ask what would the deer harvest be like if we hunted the “old fashioned” way by going into the woods and “hunting” for deer rather that baiting the deer to come to us and all the other gadgetry that makes killing a deer that much easier.

Is there any real statistics on this phenomenon? Speak up please!

Consider a list of help aides: cell phones, radios, gps, scents, scent blockers, game cameras, ATVs, hi-tech clothing (stay dry and warm longer), food plots, quick-up tree stands, swivel seats, heated tree stands, pop-up ground blinds (also heated), game calls…can you add to this list? Speak up please!

Oh, wait! Here’s one I saw just the other day. A new gadget that you put on like earphone headsets. Technology lets you drown out unwanted noises and enhance things like deer walking in the leaves, etc. What next?

With the onset of every technological gadget, the fish and game department has to figure out whether to allow this advantage and to adjust seasons and sex of deer takes, to compensate for this advantage. All Maine has as tools to compensate is to adjust the length of season and the issuance of “Any-Deer Permits,” both of which appear to become more political with each passing season.

Has or does anybody consider that all these hi-tech gadgetries might leave the not so financially fortunate at a great disadvantage? I didn’t think so.

If you can afford an ATV, think of the places you can access to find deer. Game cameras can tell you where and when to sit in ambush. I can’t afford either. With a heated ground blind, you could sit and wait all day…and night.

What was once a “primitive” hunting season for deer, has turned into “inline” muzzle loaders, complete with speed loaders and all the stuff to make a primitive hunt not so primitive. Some of us still hunt with a single-shot rifle. What’s the difference? If we choose NOT to buy the extra muzzleloader license, is my rifle season being cut short to attend to the needs (political) of the not-so-primitive muzzleloader hunters? Or maybe I can’t afford all that is needed to be a modern, primitive hunter. Money rules…as always.

Everything becomes relative. Those who are prone to forget (the majority) are ignorantly willing to accept that a 20,000-deer harvest is good/normal, any number higher than that prompts kudos throughout the politically motivated, environmentally-trained, biologists and managers offices.

Media is compliant to echo the propaganda that originates in the department that must look good to keep their jobs. All will use any excuse to make things look better than they are…like issuing a record number of Any-Deer Permits to bump up the harvest…wink-wink.

Speaking of the media, recently I read a report that one deer processing facility in Sabbattus was overrun with deer to process such that they had to tell people to call before bringing in their deer for processing. Of course there was no honest explanation leaving readers to believe there are tons of deer and EVERYONE is taking one…or more…legally of course.

WOW! Modern, marvelous deer management. Look what their global warming has accomplished.

However, you don’t have to be a statistics guru to understand that there just aren’t very many places to go get your deer processed.

While I was at hunting camp last week, our discussion concluded that of the 6 of us at camp, nobody knew where the nearest place was.

I wonder if anyone ever thought that these places are going out of business because a 20,000 harvest isn’t as sustainable to a deer processing business as 40,000 used to be? My old math tells me that’s some where around twice…or half, depending on how you see it.

NAW!!! I didn’t think you’d think that way.

After all, it’s all relative. I’m happy. It’s not that cold out either.


If Gun Manufacturers Are Responsible for Gun Murders, What Next?

The U.S. Supreme Court has sent a ruling back to the Connecticut Supreme Court saying that families of the victims in the Sandy Hook shootings can attempt to sue the makers of the Remington Bushmaster gun, purportedly used by the supposed perpetrator in the killing of students. If such lawsuits are successful, what precedence will be set that will allow any kind of death to be linked to any and all manufacturers and/or service oriented businesses?

If it is fact that Remington violated the the state’s Unfair Trade Practices Act by marketing the gun as a weapon designed for killing people, then certainly there is much consideration to be made from other products and services that are designed for killing people. Consider all the violent video games that teach people, like mass murderers, how much fun it is to systematically go about slaughtering people. But we don’t travel that route do we?

Consider music filled with violent lyrics sure to influence even the meek of this society, if only in a subversive but deliberate way.

Consider fast automobiles, marketed as high performance, capable of attaining illegal speeds in record short amount of time. All states and the Federal Government advertise that “speed kills” and yet what purpose does manufacturing a car engine that tops 200 mph have but to kill?

Do you want to discuss the role of the Pentagon???? I didn’t think so.

This is all insanity. I have been saying for some time that this society and the entire world is completely insane, and such idiotic, preposterous, and irrational acts are proof of my assertion.


Maybe the medical/psychology world is responsible just as much as anyone or anything.


Open Thread – 13th Day, 11th Month, 2019, 7th Millennium

The Vain Shit Show of the Insane Criminals in Washington

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An Abomination of Desolation Establishment

In 1 Maccabees, Chapter 1 we read about Antiochus (Antichrist) who completely destroyed the Temple and all that was in it and deliberately established laws that ran contrary (anti) to the Laws of God and demanded all must follow his laws or die. As the writings related, he established an abomination that desolates. In other Scriptures we are promised that in the Latter Days, Satan will establish his Abomination of Desolation, and will claim to be the one and only god…that there are no other gods above him.

When you read the following, ask yourself if our existence is being channeled into an abomination that desolates. Where then does that put us?

{1:10} And there came out of them a wicked root
Antiochus surnamed Epiphanes, son of Antiochus the king,
who had been an hostage at Rome, and he reigned in the
hundred and thirty and seventh year of the kingdom of the
{1:11} In those days went there out of Israel wicked men,
who persuaded many, saying, Let us go and make a
covenant with the heathen that are round about us: for since
we departed from them we have had much sorrow.

{1:12} So this device pleased them well.
{1:13} Then certain of the people were so forward herein,
that they went to the king, who gave them licence to do
after the ordinances of the heathen:
{1:14} Whereupon they built a place of exercise at
Jerusalem according to the customs of the heathen:
{1:15} And made themselves uncircumcised, and forsook
the holy covenant, and joined themselves to the heathen,
and were sold to do mischief.
{1:16} Now when the kingdom was established before
Antiochus, he thought to reign over Egypt that he might
have the dominion of two realms.
{1:17} Wherefore he entered into Egypt with a great
multitude, with chariots, and elephants, and horsemen, and a
great navy,
{1:18} And made war against Ptolemee king of Egypt:
but Ptolemee was afraid of him, and fled; and many were
wounded to death.
{1:19} Thus they got the strong cities in the land of Egypt

and he took the spoils thereof.
{1:20} And after that Antiochus had smitten Egypt, he
returned again in the hundred forty and third year, and went
up against Israel and Jerusalem with a great multitude,
{1:21} And entered proudly into the sanctuary, and took
away the golden altar, and the candlestick of light, and all
the vessels thereof,
{1:22} And the table of the shewbread, and the pouring
vessels, and the vials. and the censers of gold, and the veil,
and the crown, and the golden ornaments that were before
the temple, all which he pulled off.
{1:23} He took also the silver and the gold, and the
precious vessels: also he took the hidden treasures which he
{1:24} And when he had taken all away, he went into his
own land, having made a great massacre, and spoken very
{1:25} Therefore there was a great mourning in Israel, in
every place where they were;

{1:26} So that the princes and elders mourned, the virgins
and young men were made feeble, and the beauty of women
was changed.
{1:27} Every bridegroom took up lamentation, and she
that sat in the marriage chamber was in heaviness,
{1:28} The land also was moved for the inhabitants
thereof, and all the house of Jacob was covered with
{1:29} And after two years fully expired the king sent his
chief collector of tribute unto the cities of Juda, who came
unto Jerusalem with a great multitude,
{1:30} And spake peaceable words unto them, but all was
deceit: for when they had given him credence, he fell
suddenly upon the city, and smote it very sore, and
destroyed much people of Israel.
{1:31} And when he had taken the spoils of the city, he
set it on fire, and pulled down the houses and walls thereof
on every side.
{1:32} But the women and children took they captive, and

possessed the cattle.
{1:33} Then builded they the city of David with a great
and strong wall, and with mighty towers, and made it a
strong hold for them.
{1:34} And they put therein a sinful nation, wicked men,
and fortified themselves therein.
{1:35} They stored it also with armour and victuals, and
when they had gathered together the spoils of Jerusalem,
they laid them up there, and so they became a sore snare:

{1:36} For it was a place to lie in wait against the
sanctuary, and an evil adversary to Israel.
{1:37} Thus they shed innocent blood on every side of the
sanctuary, and defiled it:
{1:38} Insomuch that the inhabitants of Jerusalem fled
because of them: whereupon the city was made an
habitation of strangers, and became strange to those that
were born in her; and her own children left her.
{1:39} Her sanctuary was laid waste like a wilderness, her

feasts were turned into mourning, her sabbaths into
reproach her honour into contempt.
{1:40} As had been her glory, so was her dishonour
increased, and her excellency was turned into mourning.
{1:41} Moreover king Antiochus wrote to his whole
kingdom, that all should be one people,
{1:42} And every one should leave his laws: so all the
heathen agreed according to the commandment of the king.
{1:43} Yea, many also of the Israelites consented to his
religion, and sacrificed unto idols, and profaned the sabbath.
{1:44} For the king had sent letters by messengers unto
Jerusalem and the cities of Juda that they should follow the
strange laws of the land,
{1:45} And forbid burnt offerings, and sacrifice, and
drink offerings, in the temple; and that they should profane
the sabbaths and festival days:
{1:46} And pollute the sanctuary and holy people:
{1:47} Set up altars, and groves, and chapels of idols, and
sacrifice swine’s flesh, and unclean beasts:

{1:48} That they should also leave their children
uncircumcised, and make their souls abominable with all
manner of uncleanness and profanation:
{1:49} To the end they might forget the law, and change
all the ordinances.
{1:50} And whosoever would not do according to the
commandment of the king, he said, he should die.
{1:51} In the selfsame manner wrote he to his whole
kingdom, and appointed overseers over all the people,
commanding the cities of Juda to sacrifice, city by city.
{1:52} Then many of the people were gathered unto them,
to wit every one that forsook the law; and so they
committed evils in the land;
{1:53} And drove the Israelites into secret places, even
wheresoever they could flee for succour.
{1:54} Now the fifteenth day of the month Casleu, in the
hundred forty and fifth year, they set up the abomination of
desolation upon the altar, and builded idol altars throughout
the cities of Juda on every side;

{1:55} And burnt incense at the doors of their houses, and
in the streets.
{1:56} And when they had rent in pieces the books of the
law which they found, they burnt them with fire.
{1:57} And whosoever was found with any the book of
the testament, or if any committed to the law, the king’s
commandment was, that they should put him to death.


Open Thread – 11th Day, 11th Month, 2019, 7th Millennium

When People Replace The Almighty Creator With False Idols and Images (the Beast) it is The Abomination That Desolates

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The Last Remaining? Or the Beginning of the End?

If, as I have said for many years, the last remaining stronghold (?) against complete tyrannical rule, or perhaps better described as a total breakdown of any sense of law and order, is the Second Amendment and the right privilege to keep and bear arms, what happens when that is gone?

Of course nobody knows but we can speculate…it is coming.

So the National Rifle Association (NRA) remains mired in a mess of legal wrangling with their former partners Ackerman McQueen over “he said, she said” childish, selfish, power hungry, Second Grade hissy-fitting. Because all things in Washington and all associated fake non-governmental organizations act and react as is told them through the “bigger plan,” is all this legal mumbo-jumbo just part of bringing down the NRA, whether unbeknownst by useful idiots or purposely orchestrated, what next?

Let’s say for instance the totalitarian whiners and diaper-clad, braindead, boogymen who think guns kill people, get their way, whether immediately or in the near future, to ban the ownership of guns, what will happen?

About all I can say for certain is that there will be millions of Americans who will be very, very angry. They will become instant criminals. How angry? Angry enough to bear arms? But how can they bear arms if they are banned? Do you really think for a minute if guns were banned in the U.S. the people would willingly turn their guns over to the government, or some other NGO without a fight? Who’s going to go get them?

America sits on the verge of total chaos, a situation in which with each passing hour total out of control anger and violence sits on the edge of the fence and looking for a place to break out. It’s coming. It’s not if but when. How soon? How bad will it be?

As it becomes more clear – to those who can see – that the CONstitution was not intended for you and I but for the “posterity,” i.e. the criminal thugs in Washington, the hand-selected goons whose last idea of consideration is for you and I, law and order and any semblance of peace and normalcy fades into the dust replaced by anger and hatred, a determination to bang heads in protest on the floor demanding all things programmed to demand, at any cost.

The fake Democrat Party will not be content until Donald Trump is brought before a virtual firing squad and executed. Mind control and manipulation has convinced those on the Left that Trump is a supporter of the Second Amendment (no, he understands all the votes he can get by pretending) and Trump supporters still think he’s in their corner when it comes to gun ownership. This is just one aspect of a very large con job and we are all victims…by choice.

Is everything behind these actions to push the U.S. into civil strife, disobedience, chaos, and war? One ought to wonder. Is the intent really to bring down the NRA or to use it as just one more means of creating anger and hatred in a deeply divided country? And, for what purpose?

I don’t really think the people of this country have a clue as to why most everyone is suffering from “Strong Delusion” and why they cannot help but be pissed off over anything they have been told to be pissed off about. Let’s face it, the world is pissed off and they really don’t know why.

It might make for interesting conversation (that is if you could find someone capable of conversing that could get beyond Right and Left) to talk about who and what is behind all of this chaotic nonsense but I think the bottom line is that ALL the people know not what they are doing.

I know there are global organizations (Global Power Structure) that are in control of most things across this world of Satanic rule, but even they are out of control and don’t understand that the Great Hater himself controls them and all that they do, which, in turn, controls all that we say and do.

The world is insane and appears insane to those who are guided by the Truth of God’s words. Without this, people are left only with denial and an uncontrollable urge to be angry and hate people and everything the other person thinks he or she believes in.

These are the Days of Noah. We are living as people lived before the Great Flood. And just like in the Days of Noah, those living the “gOOD lIFE” deny that anything is not normal. To them, Noah was the one who was crazy.

The NRA and all its problems are but another symptom of the results of winged scorpions wreaking havoc in their shortened time.

And, according to the Scriptures, it will get worse before it all comes to a screeching halt.

What are you going to do?


Open Thread – 30th Day, 10th Month, 2019, 7th Millennium

What America Worships

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Open Thread – 28th Day, 10th Month, 2019, 7th Millennium

Another Dog and Pony Show

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There’s More to Recruiting Hunters Than Sticking Them in a Blind and Parading Deer By Them to Shoot

When Judy Camuso was nominated to serve at the position of the head of the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (MDIFW), in her testimony before the Joint Standing Committee for fish and wildlife, she pointed out that as part of her plan to grow more hunters and fisherman, she intended to become involved in a nationwide recruitment program, R3. She stated that her plan, “…will include measurable goals for recruiting, retaining and reactivating hunters and anglers but it will build relationships with non-consumptive users as well.” 

In a critique of Commissioner Camuso’s ambitious programs as commissioner, I questioned her intent to bring together consumptive and non consumptive users, while at the same time believing the two can work productively toward the same goals that satisfy both sides AND recruit new hunters and fishermen.

Today I was reading a Press Herald story about the MDIFW’s efforts at “recruiting” new hunters by allowing 9 hunters to be guided (spoon fed) on a deer “hunt” on the state-owned Swan’s Island.

I commend the commissioner and the MDIFW at making a swipe at recruitment. However, I am left with lots of questions about the event, the methods and within the article some comments and information that was given that was perhaps incomplete, leaving readers with a misguided understanding of the whys and wherefores of hunting, retention, and recruitment (R3).

The article in reference referred to Swan Island as “the perfect classroom” stating, “The place has become a haven for deer, which congregate in fields in groups as large as 50.” It may be, by one reporter’s perspective, as the “perfect classroom” but it is representative of what deer hunting in Maine is like? Who gets to do that? What happens when these 9 people (who expressed an interest in trying again) go off on their own and perhaps can’t afford a blind or a swivel seat to go in it? (It used to be a pot and a window…but I digress.) Will they ever see that many deer again?

“IFW set up pop-up camouflage tents to serve as blinds, equipping them with special swivel chairs that let the newbies quietly pivot as they watched the woods.” Even being “coached” by Game Wardens, staff, and biologists about “hunting techniques,” I wonder if it’s being all that honest with any possible recruit to place them in a ground blind where as many as 50 deer in a group might pass by because hunting has not been allowed on Swan Island for 50 years?

The article states that the 9 novice hunter program was a success because, “…seven of the nine bagged a deer,” and, “all the participants expressed an interest in hunting again.” Not knowing the reasons all 9 applicants were interested in this hunt to begin with, one has to wonder if sitting in a cold blind for hours on end and never seeing a deer, for years on end, a “novice” would express interest in trying it again? Maybe that has something to do with fewer licenses being sold?

In an attempt to place blame for loss of hunters and failure to recruit or retain more hunters, the author brings out the “numbers” and the talking point excuses of where the blame lies: “…technology;  overscheduled lives, especially for young families; and the aging of fish and game clubs that once formed the heart of the hunting community.”


The last time I examined data from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on why license sales for hunting were on the decline, the number one excuse given for not taking to the woods to hunt, was lack of time.

It’s easy to blame technology. Anyone with two eyes can see what so-called technology and social media is doing to American Society in general. Over-scheduled lives is a poor catchall excuse. Scheduling of our lives is driven by interest not by somebody’s “technology.” If hunting was part of the talk around the kitchen table, where that heritage is discussed before, during, and after the deer hunting season, people would find the time to hunt.

There are other reasons recruitment and interest to hunt are in decline…or in what might appear to be interest in hunting. One issue was discussed in the article in question. It began by discussing Apprentice Hunter Licenses. Bragging that the Apprentice Program has been around over a decade, listen to the hoops that need to be jumped through: “That license, which costs $26 for Mainers (and $115 for non-residents), allows someone 16 years or older who has never had a valid hunting license to hunt in the presence of a “supervisor.” The supervisor must be at least 18 and have had a hunting license for the previous three years.” Money, money, money and more “educational” programs that not just a perspective hunter has to go through in hopes they might become a longtime hunter.

You’ll always ruffle up the dander on the backs of some necks when you start discussing things like the potential obstacles any hunter or perspective hunter must go through to get their feet wet in hunting, or bringing a long-time hunter from Maine or away back when they have to take valuable time to attend classes for hunter “safety” and show “proficiency” in handling a gun and shooting it. While hunter safety has certainly made the woods during the deer hunt much safer, has anyone honestly assessed as to whether the decline in participation is directly proportional to the time constraints of hunter education, license costs, and…and…and…? Maybe, hunter education has stopped the total abandonment of hunting. Does anybody know? Does anybody care?

So, whenever we allow someone to feed us “data” that shows license sales and all the rigged demographics that go with them, nowhere is it ever discussed as to how hunter recruitment, retention, and re-interest is influenced by lousy hunting. Years spent afield with seldom, if ever, even spotting a deer probably plays as big a deterrent as anything, including technology and over-scheduled lives – time and money for what?

Just a quick glimpse into the past and it doesn’t take a statistics guru to figure out that as the deer harvest is trending down, down, and down (yes, with a couple false spikes upward) deer hunting license sales are also trending down, down, and down. Is it that we are not supposed to talk about such things? Is this why 9 novice hunters (out of 20 applicants) were placed in a blind on a small island that hasn’t been hunted for 50 years and deer sometimes will, literally, run you over? What’s wrong with bringing them to where my blind is? Where I haven’t seen a deer in years? I’m trying to remember when the last time I was able to sit in a blind – with a “special swivel seat” (wink-wink) where as many as 50 deer to a bunch passed by. Forget it. It NEVER happens in the real world. So, is MDIFW hoodwinking perspective hunters? How often will MDIFW continue to offer these free lunches to those who say they might be interested in deer hunting? Until the deer on Swan Island are all gone? Will potential recruits have to buy a license, and buy an “Any-Deer Permit,” like the rest of us do, when deer numbers on the island dwindle, like everywhere else in the state?

I’m not sure I know any real Maine hunters who don’t think it would be a great idea to recruit more hunters. I don’t know of any real Maine hunters who don’t think that if there were more deer perhaps the three “Rs” would take care of themselves. But what do I know?

I’m just a grumpy Ole Maine Hunter.