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Nov 23, 2011

PCSO: Plane crashes into Superstition Mountains


Large debris field.  Reporters are saying it is a Embraer ERJ135 class that may have been a mil flight.  As of posting they really don't know what happened and no airlines are reporting a missing plane.

This is in a remote area and rescue is having a hard time.

PCSO: Plane crashes into Superstition Mountains

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APACHE JUNCTION, AZ - Crews are working to access the wreckage of a plane that crashed into the Superstition Mountains east of the Valley.

Pinal County Sheriff's Office spokesman Elias Johnson confirmed a plane went down in the mountain range and caused a fire visible from miles away.

ABC15 viewers reported seeing the crash and flames around 6:40 p.m.

Air15 video over the mountain range showed many separate areas of flames spread around the crash site.
Johnson said the size of the plane and number of people involved is unknown at this time.

Multiple sources tell ABC15 no commercial aircraft has been reported missing at this time, and local airports Sky Harbor International and Williams Gateway report all of their planes are accounted for.

It is unclear where the plane originated from.

The plane reportedly crashed near the top of the mountain at a height of approximately 4,500 feet.

Apache Junction Fire Department spokesman Dave Montgomery said crews are having difficulty accessing the site and it is possible the fire will burn itself out.

Crews from the Apache Junction Fire Department as well as the Pinal County Sheriff's Office have responded to the mountain to assist in accessing any potential victims.

Details about the crash are developing.

Advertisers fleeing ‘All-American Muslim’ ‘propaganda’

I love it when a plan comes together!!!!!!

via Creeping Sharia

“All-American Muslim” a new program on The Learning Channel that is being touted as a “powerful series” that carries viewers “inside the rarely seen world of American Muslims,” is being dropped by advertisers.

Critics say the program is nothing more than video jihad propaganda, and officials with the Florida Family Association say they are contacting companies whose advertising appears on the show to ask them to quit. So far, 18 of 20 companies contacted have done so, officials said.
The organization said among the companies that initially supported the program, but later did not have any advertising aired, were Airborne Vitamin, Amway, Diamond Foods, Dyson Vacuum, Estee Lauder, HTC Phones, Home Depot, McDonald’s, Petsmart, Pfizer, Sears, Sonic, T-Mobil and Wal-Mart.

The Florida group said it sent out an email alert to constituents only a week ago, and they then contacted the sponsors.

Egyptian Military Cuts Deal with Muslim Brotherhood to Speed Transition

Egyptian Military Cuts Deal with Muslim Brotherhood to Speed Transition

The Global Muslim Brotherhood Daily Report announced today that the Egyptian military has cut a deal with the Muslim Brotherhood to speed the transition of power in the fourth largest Arab nation.
Via Free Republic:
U.S. media is reporting that the ruling Egyptian military council has reached a deal with the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist groups to speed up the transition to civilian rule. According to a New York Times report:
U.S. media is reporting that the ruling Egyptian military council has reached a deal with the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist groups to speed up the transition to civilian rule. According to a New York Times report:
By DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK and ALAN COWELL Published: November 22, 2011 CAIRO — The ruling military council agreed on Tuesday to speed up the transition to civilian rule in a deal made with Islamist groups but which seemed unlikely to satisfy the demands of liberal parties and the more than 100,000 protesters who gathered in the center of the capital to demand an immediate transfer of power. The agreement came after the ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces met with representatives of the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist groups in a session that was boycotted by most other political parties. The deal called for a new constitution and a presidential election no later than next June, as well as a new civilian cabinet to be led by a technocrat prime minister rather than a politician. Under the agreement, the first round of elections for a national assembly would go ahead as scheduled on Monday, a major goal of the Brotherhood, which stands to win a large share of the seats. But it would also leave the civilian government reporting to the military — effectively a continuation of what amounts to martial law in civilian clothes — until next June. With the police crackdown galvanizing anger at what protesters see as the military council’s increasingly open play for long-term political power, it was unclear whether any credible civilian leader would take the job of prime minister if the government remained subordinate to the military.

We are not hiring until Obama is gone

via Alive 11

A west Georgia business owner is stirring up controversy with signs he posted on his company's trucks, for all to see as the trucks roll up and down roads, highways and interstates: 

"New Company Policy: We are not hiring until Obama is gone."

"Can't afford it," explained the employer, Bill Looman, Tuesday evening. "I've got people that I want to hire now, but I just can't afford it. And I don't foresee that I'll be able to afford it unless some things change in D.C." 

Looman did receive some unexpected attention not long after he put up his signs and Facebook photos. He said someone, and he thinks he knows who it was, reported him to the FBI as a threat to national security. He said the accusation filtered its way through the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security and finally the Secret Service. Agents interviewed him. 

"The Secret Service left here, they were in a good mood and laughing," Looman said. "I got the feeling they thought it was kind of ridiculous, and a waste of their time." 

So Bill Looman is keeping the signs up, and the photos up -- stirring up a lot of debate. 

"I just spent 10 years in the Marine Corps protecting the rights of people... the First Amendment, and the Second Amendment and the [rest of the] Bill of Rights," he said. "Lord knows they're calling me at 2 in the morning, all night long, and voicing their opinion. And I respect their right to do that. I'm getting a reaction, a lot of it's negative, now. But a lot of people are waking up."

Do you have what it takes????

Rural Revolution has a great piece on their winter wheat project..

Currently I think most of us would have a hard time come harvesting to do it the old way.

Use others experiences, success & failures, so you can stay ahead of the curve.

Just something to think about.


We've always wanted to grow wheat; and since northern Idaho is wheat country, we decided to plant an experimental wheat field and see what happened. (The back posts listed above will guide you through what we did.)

Some of the issues we had with this experiment had to do with boggy fields, cheatgrass, pests, and the timing of the harvest.

I learned a scythe isn't hard to use, when done properly. In fact, it's rather soothing and gratifying to feel the stems of the wheat cut like butter before the blade. The blade must be kept very sharp, of course. And the trick is to let the weight of the scythe do the cutting -- you don't arm-wrestle it.

It's hard to tell from this photo, but the wheat is lying in swaths, sort of. Unfortunately the cut wheat is not all facing the same direction

My fantasy is to get a scythe with a cradle, which catches the wheat as it's cut and deposits it on the ground in neat swaths, ready to tie into shocks. (This is a photo of some gentlemen selling a scythe with cradle on eBay. I wish. Cha-ching!)


Yes, the chipmunks had discovered our wheat. And they nibbled, nibbled, nibbled at it until it was all gone.

Chipmunks, we learned, are nothing if not wildly efficient. And we have hundreds of them around here.