Dash Cam Project Insanity!

Irma passed.  The electricity and internet stayed on the entire time.  Then as the storm passed, internet gone!  For more than a week, I’ll write more on that in another post.  Couldn’t work on my other projects so thought I’d clear up some of my video projects and catch up.

Here it is weeks later and just today have I been able to accomplish what I set out to do.  What I thought would take a week has turned into three weeks.  I discovered I had four months of dash cam videos piled up on my computer.  When I checked, the memory on the computer was in the red zone.  Whatever that meant.

Parked at the computer desk I began the sorting process.  I discovered some things I hadn’t noticed before when I didn’t have so many to sort at the same time.  Our dK2 camera usually records 100, three minute videos per day, often more.  There are so many drivers not using their turn signal to indicate a lane change I had to eliminate all but the most offensive in my eye.  I used close calls, speed, proximity to others, distance etc as a guide.  The progression of this can be seen in the videos as I learned more.

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It takes me about 30 seconds to scan each 3 minute section.  More if I find something.  Every 5 hours or so of video seems to produce 1-2 minutes of useable footage.  The project getting behind like that was to much.  I have to stay on top of it or it will become overwhelming and I’ll run out of storage space.

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I finally figured a way to cut a still image from the actual footage to use as a custom thumbnail.  That discovery made me want to go back an change all the covers to the begining.  I didn’t like the blue screen background much it reminded me of computer blue screen hell.  So, now it’s changed.

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I also have a lot of after hurricane Irma footage to work on.  Hoping I can find some before footage to work in for contrast.  That will take a couple weeks again of trying to find, then match footage or stills.  I’ve deleted many things that are gone forever so it might be hard to find.  Lesson learned with imovie, save a copy away from your project, if you cut something from another project then delete it, it will be gone from your other project.

Glad I’m somewhat caught up.  The Irma after footage will be time consuming but worth it because there is serious destruction recorded on them.  They look like they will be much longer than most videos.  More in the 10 minute ranges or so.  I like making these kind of videos for fun hope people enjoy them. -13

A story about my experience with the KKK and instant karma. Laugh at a church burning? I really did.

I grew up in the south and have had several opportunity to witness a klan rally.  The first two times was when I was a kid.  Sometime back in the mid, maybe later 70’s, I think?  Me and my friend had seen the posters, knew where the place was so we snuck into the woods earlier in the day with all our vintage military gear, then watched the whole thing from beginning to cross burning end posted up in an old civil war earthwork on the hillside.  Couldn’t believe they didn’t have someone up there for security.  That might seem weird thinking for a kid, remember I grew up outside a military base, my mentors were combat veterans and police officers, medics who also had combat experience.  Nearly all my dads friends were active duty or retired.  My family had military contracts.  Get it?

It was crazy and totally terrifying to be there hidden in the woods.  We were very concerned for our safety if we were caught.  As the people arrived it was clear they were heavily armed.  I had thought about bringing my rifle but didn’t because we had to cross a couple busy city streets and neighborhoods to get there, the only way in was by foot for us.  A pistol was out because I was a kid and didn’t own one, they belonged to my dad and would need his permission.  Not an option if I was going stealth into the woods to spectate on a klan rally.  So there we were unarmed.

No matter what I would have brought with me I would have been out gunned by any one or two of the guys who had shown up.  We were able to see into a few of their trunks and they were full of guns, it was cool and insane all at once.  Thank goodness for binoculars.  My friend was a wise choice.  He knew how to keep his mouth shut and creep quiet through the woods full of dry leaves and twigs.  Try it sometime you’ll see just how hard it can be.

The next time I witnessed part of a rally was several years later when I was on a 10-27 (structure fire) call with the rescue squad.  On our way to the fire at first we thought the glow from a rally burning three crosses was the fire but we soon found out it was the wrong place when the armed guards informed us everything there was under control, wrong address.  They were right the burning house was a couple of miles away down the same road.

Similar circumstances several years later when I was responding to a call for cardiac arrest in the deep boonies we rolled by a large gathering with a huge burning cross.  It was just off the side of the road in a big cornfield.  At first in the distance it looked like someone burning a brush pile until we rolled right up on top of the whole thing.

Within a year or two of that we’d dropped of a patient at a hospital and were returning to station when we spotted a red glow in the hills that looked for sure like a house fire.  We went to investigate expecting the place to be fully involved by the time we got there.  Nope not a house fire just a klan rally.  Nuts!  I left the area a year or two after that and never saw any klan thing since.

I have seen some blatant racism over the years.  Amazing to watch.  I’m not just talking about white on black either but that isn’t the topic and most of this is a sidetracked tangent recollection of the past.  It was totally inspired by a video clip I’d seen in the last few minutes at the end of a video I’d been watching on YouTube.  Featuring a real interview with  Johnny Lee Clary on Enough Rope with Andrew Denton.  The way it is shown in the video makes it impossible to distinguish that it is a real interview.  When I saw it I thought it was a comedy piece put together to make fun of racist.  I really thought that.

I thought it was so funny that I wanted to share it.  The laugh was on me when I found out the guy was for real and there was much more to the story than just the 4:00 minutes shown.  If things could work out for real like that all racist encounters would be so funny and provide what can only be called instant karma.  This made me laugh, still does.  I love stories like this.  What a long lead into this video but it inspired those memories so thought I’d put this on my blog since that’s why I started it.  -13

 

Here is the cut without having to look for it at the end of the other video below.

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The video I had been watching.

Easy as pie. Perfect plan for insurrection. Arm the citizens! Yeah!

Arm the citizens!  Hell yes for the second amendment!  Lets restore law and order, rule of law and return to the U.S. Constitution!  Kick out these corrupt banker-politicians elected by willful ignorance and corporate propaganda.  Oh wait, the story is about socialist-communist infested Venezuela?

Got it!  Easy as pie low-budget manipulation?

via LiveLeak.com – Venezuela holds military exercises after US threat

Maduro said he would arm the citizens.  Great plan when they’re fighting in the streets already.  Only arm party members?  Ok, remember they’ll only play along so long as the freebies and food keep coming, but when it stops or the boogie man never shows.  Trained, armed individuals with abilities that weren’t before.  Perfect CIA ploy and it didn’t cost much at all.

Arm and train the citizenry already on the verge of insurrection.  Starving, armed people, hum, wonder where this will lead?  All Trump had to do was threaten action and look what it got them.  One step closer to total anarchy in Venezuela and a possible U.S. puppet for a replacement.  Socialism-communism always ends up the same way.  Let this be a lesson for the socialist-communist wannabes.  Think you’re all emotional now wait until you are hungry.  Boy scout motto if you were lucky enough, “Be prepared”.  -13

Want a fight? You’re not ready! Seriously, you’re not. “Congress Quietly Passed A Bill Allowing Warrantless Searches of Homes – Only 1% Opposed It”

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-08-26/congress-quietly-passed-bill-allowing-warrantless-searches-homes-only-1-opposed-it

The American people will fuck you up when they come together.  All one has to do is study history.  Cannot wait to see where this will lead.

Is the fall underway as it appears?  How will the people respond?  Didn’t do shit when they passed the Patriot Act.  Now though, they invade your homes and property without warrant, let the banks take money from your savings and checking accounts without recourse.

The Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution provides that “[t]he right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”

https://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/fourth_amendment

Those closest to me have known this since the 80’s and will not find the news above a surprise.  Ready to fight for your freedom?  In what capacity?  Probably not.  Doesn’t matter anyway.  They created the mob and are walking directly into the path of a destruction of their own design.  The sooner the better.  Let the suffering begin.

Unfortunately we learned as a people, all of human beings of sound mind that during World War 1 and WW2, fascist-communist can only be stopped at gunpoint.

In my part of the universe humans are liberated in many ways, kindness, cruelty, self inflicted suffering are just a few that motivate one to make better choices.  Don’t be outraged, be prepared and stay out of your emotions.  It’s selfish really.  The more you’re prepared the fewer mindless-hungry-ghost-zombies roaming the countryside the better.  It will conserve ammunition and reduce the chances of a crossfire, FF incident.  See what I mean about my motivations.  Getting prepared for the future? Can’t wait to see what happens next.  -13

Psycho in the mail? Thank you Rand Paul! Reason number 2 why you should be prepared for —–anything!

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My friend forwarded this to me.  Think my headline is drama, clickbait?  Wait until you read reason number two of why you should be prepared for any eventuality if you live in the United States.  Psychos on a self-destructive ego trip?  Look at Rand Paul trying to use law and his position as a Senator to enforce his religious beliefs on others.  Hum, seems familiar.

 

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It is so odd how the religious fanatics feel victimized by another persons private health care choice or any choice that contradicts their belief system.  ” In 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade ruling forced abortion-on-demand down our nation’s throat.”  They always act as if they’ve been imposed on by someone else’s choice that had nothing to do with them.

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Message to the Rand Paul types, all of you are psycho just exactly like those ISIS psychopaths over in the middle east decapitating and hanging people for fun.  Shut your stupid mouths extremist!  You have freedom of religious expression, not enforcement.  I stand in your way, armed if necessary to defend the right of others to choose how they want to live.  What happened to the whole “free man” thing?  Extremists everywhere, thank goodness for the second amendment and rational thinking or we’d all be in serious trouble.

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The first guy to shoot when trying to rescue your gay friends from getting strangled to death simply for being accused of being gay. (Screen capture of public lynching of young men accused of being homosexual.)

Just because someone has a college degree and has been elected does not mean one should forfeit self-preservation and listen to fools. These religious fanatics are going to get some of us killed if we don’t stop the madness soon.  For further enlightenment read on don’t take my word for it.  -13

 

Dear ——, For 44 years, a few unelected men and women on the Supreme Court have played God with innocent human life. They have invented laws that condemned to painful deaths without trial more than 61 million babies for the crime of being “inconvenient.” In 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade ruling forced abortion-on-demand down our nation’s throat. In the past, many in the pro-life movement have felt limited to protecting a life here and there — passing some limited law to slightly control abortion in the more outrageous cases. But some pro-lifers always seem to tiptoe around the Supreme Court, hoping they won’t be offended. Now the time to grovel before the Supreme Court is over. Working from what the Supreme Court ruled in Roe v. Wade, pro-life lawmakers can pass a Life at Conception Act and end abortion using the Constitution instead of amending it. That is why it’s so urgent you sign the petition to your Senators and Congressman that I will link to in a moment. Thanks to the results of the last election, you and I are in a better than ever position to force an up-or-down roll call vote on the Life at Conception Act. And your petition will help do just that. Signing the Life at Conception Act petition will help break through the opposition clinging to abortion-on-demand and ultimately win a vote on this life-saving bill to overturn Roe v. Wade. A Life at Conception Act declares unborn children “persons” as defined by the 14th Amendment to the Constitution, entitled to legal protection. This is the one thing the Supreme Court admitted in Roe v. Wade that would cause the case for legal abortion to “collapse.” When the Supreme Court handed down its now-infamous Roe v. Wade decision, it did so based on a new, previously undefined “right of privacy” which it “discovered” in so-called “emanations” of “penumbrae” of the Constitution. Of course, as constitutional law, it was a disaster. But never once did the Supreme Court declare abortion itself to be a constitutional right. Instead, the Supreme Court said: “We need not resolve the difficult question of when life begins… the judiciary at this point in the development of man’s knowledge is not in a position to speculate as to the answer.” Then the High Court made a key admission: “If this suggestion of personhood is established, the appellant’s case [i.e., “Roe” who sought an abortion], of course, collapses, for the fetus’ right to life is then guaranteed specifically by the [14th] Amendment.” The fact is, the 14th Amendment couldn’t be clearer: “… nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty or property, without due process of law, nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the law.” Furthermore, the 14th Amendment says: “Congress shall have power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.” That’s exactly what a Life at Conception Act would do. But this simple, logical and obviously right legislation will not become law without a fight. And that’s where your help is critical. You see, it will be a tough fight, but I believe with your signed petition it is one we can win. Please click here to sign your petition right away. By turning up the heat through a massive, national, grassroots campaign in this session of Congress, one of two things will happen. If you and other pro-life activists pour on enough pressure, pro-lifers can force politicians from both parties who were elected on pro-life platforms to make good on their promises and ultimately win passage of this bill. But even if a Life at Conception Act doesn’t pass immediately, the public attention will send another crew of radical abortionists down to defeat in the next elections. Either way, the unborn win… unless you do nothing. That’s why the National Pro-Life Alliance is contacting hundreds of thousands of Americans just like you to mobilize a grassroots army to pass a Life at Conception Act. The first thing you must do is sign your petition by clicking here. They are the key ingredient in the National Pro-Life Alliance’s plan to pass a Life at Conception Act. They’ll also organize:

Hard-hitting TV, radio and newspaper ads to be run just before each vote, detailing the horrors of abortion and mobilizing the American people.

Extensive personal lobbying of key members of Congress by rank-and-file National Pro-Life Alliance members and staff.

A series of newspaper columns to be distributed free to all 1,387 daily newspapers now published in the United States.

An extensive email, direct mail and telephone campaign to generate at least one million petitions to Congress like the one linked to in this letter.

Of course, to do all this will take a lot of money. Just to email and mail the letters necessary to produce one million petitions will cost at least $460,000. Newspaper, TV and radio are even more expensive. But I’m sure you’ll agree pro-lifers cannot just sit by watching the slaughter continue. The National Pro-Life Alliance’s goal is to deliver one million petitions to the House and Senate in support of a Life at Conception Act. When the bill comes up for a vote in Congress, it is crucial to have the full weight of an informed public backing the pro-life position. I feel confident that the folks at the National Pro-Life Alliance can gather those one million petitions. But even though many Americans who receive this email will sign the petition, many won’t be able to contribute. That’s why it’s vital you agree to your donation of $10, or even more if you can. Without your help, the National Pro-Life Alliance will be unable to gather the one million petitions and mount the full-scale national campaign necessary to pass a Life at Conception Act. A sacrificial gift of $50 or even $25 now could spare literally millions of innocent babies in years to come.  But if that’s too much, please consider chipping in with a donation of $10. You should also know that a National Pro-Life Alliance supporter wants to make your decision to give easier by agreeing to match your donation, no matter the size, increasing its value by 100%! So please respond right away with your signed petition. And please help by agreeing to your generous contribution of $10. Some people have already given as much as $500. Others have given $100. But no matter how much you give, whether it’s chipping in with $10 or a larger contribution of $25, I guarantee your contribution is urgently needed and will be deeply appreciated. That’s why I hope and pray that you will not delay a moment to make a contribution of $10, $25, or even $50 if you can. Your contribution to the National Pro-Life Alliance and your signed petition will be the first steps toward reversing Roe v. Wade and waking up the politicians about where our barbarous pro-abortion policy is taking us. Sincerely, Rand Paul, United States Senator (R-KY)

P.S.  The Supreme Court itself admitted — if Congress declares unborn children “persons” under the law, the constitutional case for abortion-on-demand “collapses.”

That’s why it’s so critical to work to get a vote on the Life at Conception Act, legislation that would reverse Roe v. Wade. Please help make that happen. Sign your petition today to the National Pro-Life Alliance to reverse Roe v. Wade. Your petition is the critical first step in fighting to end abortion. Along with your signed petition, please consider making a sacrificial contribution of $25 or $50.  If that’s too much, please consider chipping in with a donation of $10. You should also know a generous donor has agreed to match all contributions, no matter the size, increasing your gift to the National Pro-Life Alliance by 100%!

Your socialist, communist wanna be future? Wrathful compassion is all you will get in the end! Forget Apocalypse Now it’s Mad Max Now!

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Wow, amazing footage from Venezuela, what a scene!  If you haven’t seen this and you’re one of those communist / socialist wannabes looking for another government tit to suckle on that I see virtue signaling on Facebook all the time, have a look at your future.

If you were here I’d be laughing in your face.

Then let you know as clearly as I know how.  This.  If you and your communist / banker / politician’s bring the United States to this kind of thing I’ll only have wrathful compassion for you and nothing else.  So sad the choices you are making.  Show up at my homestead and I’ll shapeshift from atheist to religious and start taking about karma, desire, willful ignorance, suffering, Saṃsāra.  You won’t want to hear it.

As the footage proves, the unprepared will suffer the most and resort to this kind of thing to survive.  I wonder how far away most people in the U.S. are from doing this very kind of thing.   Our resources are limited to what we have in inventory and/or able to produce ourselves.  Therefore resources are also limited to whom may benefit from them.  Known members of the group and/or actively fighting patriots.

We know who is who and where people stand.  The Bundy incident keeps paying off in dividends.  Facebook virtue signaling by fools incited by my words keep exposing themselves for whom they really are.  It’s fantastic to be a part of.  I’m curious why anyone would make those choices.

It keeps getting more and more interesting, hope you’re not one of those wannabe “_____”, can’t wait to see what happens next.  Apocalypse Now to Mad Max Now?  Never thought it would come true.  -13

Here it comes again! Nearly ten years later to the day. WTF?! Some truths must be delt with in person.

I started writing this on June 14th, 2017.

Here it comes again!  Nearly ten years later to the day.  WTF?! Some truths must be dealt with in person.  I think?  My sister’s death.  June 21, 2007.   Dad, to me, “Have a nice life.” -June 2017.  Not sure what that ment.  Never will now as though it seems.  Had always gotten along with my dad but he lived in denial about my mom.  Lots of resentment and anger left behind.  Trying to figure how to clean up that mess.  My weird humor just makes me laugh out at how things turned out.  What-the-Fuck!  I think that was the call I didn’t want to make.  Would rather have avoided.  But, did.

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Now that leaves just a couple of things to tidy up that mess and then let it rest in peace like I should have done the day of her funeral.  I so was afraid of what I might say, or do.  Embarrass them in front of whoever showed up.  Maybe I could have let it rest then and missed my opportunity, the stage was set that is for sure.  I have a way of putting things that can cause an earthquake of a response which is usually why I’m the quiet one.  Let people figure it out on their own, be there to bandage up the wounds if necessary.  Clarity comes from experience.

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Father failed to recognize mother has a problem and blamed my sister and I for all of it I now realize.  Part of me thinks he is glad we are gone.  That is a hard one to wrap around since I presented science not emotion as evidence.  Completely, ignored.  One of the most disapointing moments in my life.  Not sure what to do, I’ll go on with life as usual and leave them to themselves.  I will visit my sister and cross that bridge that we couldn’t cross before.  That will be another part of the story for the future.

One thing is for sure, I miss my sister.  -13