automotive incinerate

old gas pumps and a razorback
…the same assumption that current ways of doing things will remain in place indefinitely is an important reason why so many otherwise prudent and intelligent people [choose] to ignore the signs that their lifestyle is getting ready to terminate itself with extreme prejudice.–John Michael Greer

Oops. I forgot. Tomorrow is judgment day.

2011 AD—On May 21st, Judgment Day will begin and the rapture (the taking up into heaven of God’s elect people) will occur at the end of the 23-year great tribulation. On October 21st, the world will be destroyed by fire (7000 years from the flood; 13,023 years from creation).–Innanet

Faced with difficult circumstances, it’s recommended that the non-faithful listen to “I Feel Fine” by R.E.M.

Big Horn County


The Crow had more horses than any other Plains tribe; in 1914 they numbered approximately thirty to forty thousand head. They also had many dogs; one source counted five to six hundred. The Crow were a nomadic people.
The Crow were organized by matrilineal descent. After marriage, the couple was matrilocal (the husband moved to the wife’s mother’s house upon marriage). Women held a significant role within the tribe.–Wikipedia

The Crow (Apsáalooke ) Tribe of Indians has a membership of approximately 11,000, of whom 7,900 reside on the Crow Indian Reservation. Eighty-five percent speak Crow as their first language. The tribe is originally called “Apsáalooke ,” which means “children of the large-beaked bird.” White men later misinterpreted the word as “Crow.”–Crow Tribe

new citizens

new citizens
Independence Day. Monticello’s 48th annual celebration and naturalization ceremony. New Americans from Pakistan, El Salvador, Panama, Ethiopia, Uzbekistan, Guatemala, Colombia, Jamaica, Germany, China, India, Burma, Russia, Honduras, Venezuela, Peru, South Africa, Bolivia, Belgium, Canada, Afghanistan, United Kingdom, Sierra Leone, Ukraine, Brazil, Phillipines, Korea, Vietnam, Armenia, Ghana, Netherlands and Azerbaijan recite the pledge of allegiance following their recitation of the oath of citizenship and acceptance as US citizens.

I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty of whom or which I have heretofore been a subject or citizen; that I will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I will bear arms on behalf of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform noncombatant service in the Armed Forces of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform work of national importance under civilian direction when required by the law; and that I take this obligation freely without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; so help me God.


Charlottesville Municipal Band
time-machine Independence Day 2005