AZ Ghost Towns, etc.

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The Mercury Project

In yet another sign that the covid vaccination agenda of globalist institutions did not do quite as well as they had originally hoped, the Rockefeller Foundation has revealed that it (along with other non-profits) has been pumping millions of dollars into a behavioral science project meant to figure out why large groups of people around the world refuse to take the jab.

The “Mercury Project” is a collective of behavioral scientists formed by the Social Science Research Council (SSRC), a non-profit group that receives considerable funding from globalist organizations and governments.  The stated goals of the project are rather non-specific, using ambiguous language and mission statements.  However, the root intentions appear to be focused on using behavioral psychology and mass psychology elements to understand the global resistance to the recent covid compliance efforts.

Mercury groups will be deployed in multiple nations and regions and will study vaccine refusal and the medical “disinformation” that leads to it.  They are operating with the intent to tailor vaccination narratives to fit different ethnic and political backgrounds, looking for the key to the gates of each cultural kingdom and convincing them to take the jab.

One question I would ask, having had Covid 19 twice, is why I’d take a vax with dangerous side effects when I can just ride out the WuFlu?


Bullet Points:

* Legend says that if you displeased the King of Siam, he would give you a white elephant. These rare and protected elephants were incredibly expensive to keep. So a “White Elephant” came to mean a possession that is useless, troublesome, expensive to maintain, and difficult to dispose of – like a Sacred Cow, but much bigger.

Today the deluded rulers of the Western world are gifting us and future generations with plagues of Green Elephants – useless, expensive, protected green projects.

The biggest green elephants in Australia are the five desalination plants built hurriedly when climate catastrophist Tim Flannery forecast that burning hydrocarbons would create perpetual drought. He forgot La Nina with its cycles of rain and floods for Australia. Flannery’s complex expensive de-sal plants have largely sat idle.

* Canadian Knife Attacks! If only there was some kind of weapon that could stop a knife attacker before he ever got close enough to stab you… (Of course, those of us who are edged weapons people know that a knife, used properly, will take out a gunman before he can draw and fire.)

* Chicago Death Toll – It’s an inner-city problem. The Sun-Times pointed out that 457 people were killed in Chicago from January 1, 2022, through September 4, 2022. They don’t give the races of the murdered or the murderers. But they should.

* In heaven there is no beer, according to the song. And if the price keeps going up the British won’t be able to afford beer here either. The cost of a pint of beer must rise to up to £20 (~$23) if British pubs are to stay in business this winter, an industry bigwig has said. Between electricity and beer costs, the Brits are in a bind. People will need second jobs just to afford a night at the pub. For me, pain is indexed to the price of Diet Dr. Pepper…


Television License (tax)

Yes,  I lived in Scotland and England where a TV tax is levied, so I’m familiar with the concept, but at the same time (being from the USA) it’s just strange.


Electricity Costs

Maybe they should go back to burning coal in fireplaces – if they haven’t all been bricked up? I recall when coal (at least in the UK) was inexpensive and burned extensively for heat.  Or maybe they need to build MORE WINDMILLS. I found it interesting that in the face of electricity shortages, Germany took 3 nuclear power generating stations off-line. Riddle me that one.


It wards off Muslims


Ruby, AZ

As you make your way down the rough and winding dirt road south of Arivaca, you will be transported back in time to the old mining town of Ruby.

More than 100 years later, Ruby is still “Absolutely Arizona.”

“People ask me if I see ghosts,” said Leslie Cherry, the caretaker and lone resident of Ruby, Ariz. “I tell them I’m more afraid of humans than I am of ghosts.”

At the turn of the last century, in the shadow of Montana Peak in Santa Cruz County, Ruby grew from a small mining camp into a town of 1,200.

By 1912, as Arizona became a state, a post office opened in Ruby.

Ruby, Arizona 1930s
It was named for the postmaster’s wife.

The Montana mine became the richest zinc and lead mine in the state. But there was a dark side to Ruby.

Inside the mine at Ruby, AZ

There were a pair of double murders in the 1920s, both involving the Ruby Mercantile.

The most famous, in 1921, bandits robbed and killed the Pearsons, the husband and wife owners of the mercantile. They tried to kill their children but they didn’t get the girls. The bandits were eventually caught, after trying to sell Mrs. Perason’s gold teeth.

By 1940, the ore ran out and the mine closed.

The caretaker said, “I live in the old Santa Cruz county courthouse. If you look at the one side it has some bullet holes in it.”. “Somebody probably didn’t like what the judge had to say. But he would come down like once a month and conduct court there. It’s interesting and it has a lot of that history.”

Ghost town of Ruby, AZ

A lot of people that come here in the winter think of it as a historic place because they’re interested in ghost towns and mining. Also to fish in the lake with a breathtaking view.

Lake at Ruby, AZ

Over 100,000 Mexican free-tailed bats live in the. old mine. They fly out at dusk.

The gate to Ruby is open Thursday through Sunday for self-guided tours. You must go to the Ruby website and sign up for a permit.

37 thoughts on “AZ Ghost Towns, etc.

  1. The JAB – after spending so much time and time and effort to demonstrate why we shouldn’t trust them, they are now doing studies to find out why we don’t trust them?
    White Elephant – was it Queen Elizabeth who would hold court in various nobles’ castles, and would only leave after paying for her entourage left them too poor to raise a rebellion?
    Knives – doesn’t the 21 feet rule only apply to a person who still has quick reflexes and knows what to watch for. Everyone else would need 15-20 yards to see, draw, and shoot. And that’s if the guy with the knife is not a sprinter.

    1. If you’re stupid enough to let the target see the knife before it’s too late, you missed the point of your knife in the first place. I’ve seen all sorts of rules about how far away, etc. The point is that when you draw your .45 at the first sign of trouble, you’re ahead of the game. I realize that’s not politically correct.

      There was a time when MRSLL was bothered by my reaction to potential threats, but after years of experience with me, she now understands that inevitably, those potential threats materialize into actual threats. They don’t happen often, but they happen.

      I lived in a very nice home in a very nice neighborhood in Southern California. Then a mosque was constructed down the street and the place went to pot. I’ve mentioned it on this blog before and won’t dwell on it, but it irritated me to have to carry a tomahawk and a .45 in my own neighborhood. Over-reaction? Not really.

  2. Knives don’t bother me as much as straight razors, the preferred weapon among soldiers in Germany circa 1960’s.

        1. You have to respect a woman like that.

          When I was task force commander of the LA/Orange County Regional Gang Enforcement Task Force, I’d take the newbies on a tour of Vietnamese coffee shops. We’d walk in (plain wrapper) and they’d all ditch handguns by tossing them on the floor. The VERY attractive hostesses would take our order. The guy’s eyes would pop out because every woman in the place was a solid 10. I knew the girls by name. I’d point this girl out – on CA State Parole for 187 (homicide), that girl is a South Side Scissor girl – SSS tattoo – they liked to hack victims with scissors but also used razors, etc. I explained that even though the guys dropped four or five handguns, in the field, usually the woman carries the gat. If there is a car seat, the handgun is under the baby.

  3. Thought it was funny in England when people said there were 4 channels, BBC1, BBC2, Sky, and Sky News if I remember correctly. The same exact program was usually on all 4 channels at the same time at least it seemed that way, especially in the evenings.

    Still no desire to take the experimental vaccine and will need even more convincing than it would have taken last year or the year before to get me to change my mind.

    Power, between the three reactors Germany took off line and the bunch that are out of service in France it will be a rough winter in Europe. I wish them warm windy weather.

    1. I recall ITV and later ITV 1 and 2 – 70s. Regular TV carried X rated porn after 10 in the UK.

  4. “… burning coal in fireplaces”

    Better clean the chimney first. Which brings to mine that most original moralist in England, Alfred P. Dolittle (Eliza’s father), who so eloquently put it (to song) “With a little bit of luck”….
    Which is exactly why the sucker in the American’s to do their dirtywork for them.

  5. Maybe instead of studying rational thinking people they should be studying Mass formation psychosis and why half the population willingly left their brains in a jar by the front door before heading out.

    Burning coal in fireplaces…London Fog comes to mind.

    1. Better than being cold.

      I lived in the UK when they burned coal. The dust mixed with fog and you’d hack out black.

      1. Yet no edicts from health directors to mask up despite particulate sizes being 1000x greater than a virus.

        Moral of the story: If the government says “For your safety do ‘X”. …do the opposite.

        1. They are happy to use the generally ignorant public (who act like lemmings) as lab rats. If you decide not to be their pet woke creature, then they trot out the creepy pedophile in a Nuremberg setting who exhorts his followers to throw you into a boxcar headed East.

          Quite a thing we have going on here.

          1. I swear they have overplayed their hand, yet I don’t see much movement to stop anything, McConnell has been eerily (or tellingly) silent.

  6. I’ve visited a few ghost towns here. Not much left besides foundations, but whenever I visit places like that, I walways wonder about the people who lived there.
    Same thing as when I see an old, abandoned, boarded up house.

    1. I’ve done self-guided old mine tours in Colorado, which are not unlike self-guided ghost town tours. It was on one of those that the idea of the White Wolf Mine began to form as a what-if. Then I looked for property in Durango because Silverton got WAY too much snow. And after a survey of the American Southwest, I landed on Arizona’s Mogollon Rim.

      There were hikers along the logging road below the WWM the other day who stood there and looked up at the place for about 15 minutes. I didn’t even shoot toward them to ward them off, which is an example of how tolerant I’m becoming in my dotage. What’s happening to me, DRJIM?

      1. Maybe they were admiring the place, taking notes of the stellar design and siting?

        Or—they were dumbfounded there was a gate with arched Tank barrels and went catatonic?

      2. I didn’t even shoot toward them

        Of course not, what with the price of ammo being so dear these days.

        Alternatively: “Warning shot! I told you to fire a warning shot!”
        Yeah, that was a warning shot.
        “What? You shot the lead guy IN THE HEAD!”
        Ayup. That’s a warning to the rest of ’em.

        1. The local sheriff’s department recommends that before going for the backhoe to drop the body, trespassers be warned when practical, and be given a chance to flee.

          I had them cold, DRJIM. I just chose to be a little more friendly for a change.

  7. Spending millions to find a way to get EVERYONE to take what they want you to, without holding you down.

    1. A friend of mine in Arizona (a fireman in the nearest city to the house, about a 40-minute drive away) is in outstanding physical shape and was browbeaten during the height of the plague to take the shot. The reaction to the shot nearly killed him and hospitalized him. He’s still suffering from the vax. To me it’s an object study in when the government says, “we’re here to help and it’s for your own good,” run the other way.

      1. A worrying aspect is since 2020 instead of seeing5-10% blood clots at the undertakers table they are seeing 55-65% of bodies inflicted with fibrous clots.

        No one should be subject to taking an injection against their will, the fact this was done by coercion means it’s more than a vaccine. Proof is in what happens to people like your friend…this thing doesn’t care about physical shape or not, it just wrecks the system.

        1. To be honest, it didn’t do that to everyone. I had the single-shot J&J. in 2020 before it was pulled for being dangerous. I needed to fly for work and so I did it. Not every chamber in the revolver was loaded, so I managed to avoid what horrible side effects others faced (so far). I could still keel over from it, but enough time has passed that – maybe not. BUT it’s still Russian Roulette.

  8. I love this post, not least for “plagues of Green Elephants – useless, expensive, protected green projects.”

    What an in your face scam, eh?

    1. I’m sure that somebody’s brother-in-law received the contract to build the green elephant. That’s how it goes in the Swamp.

  9. “No, I will not love you long time.” LOL. Vietnamese girls are beautiful for sure….and obviously dangerous….not that I would know first hand. The FDA is about to give emergency authorization to another non-vaccine for the latest Omicron variant. They tested it on eight mice. FDA said, “Good enough for us….let the monkeys fly.” Whitehouse Covid team: “God gave us two arms, one for the flu shot and one for the covid vax.” Something evil this way comes.

    1. I can only HOPE that you are wearing a mask while you’re typing away. I don’t know if I could live with myself if I didn’t do that.

      Eight mice are better than no mice, right? Take the vax and just for good measure a booster as well. You can’t be too careful.

      Two weeks to slow the spread, right?

  10. Re. The price of beer:
    In the 1980s I worked construction with a refugee from the California University System who had taught political science.
    He had seen the error or his ways and where the education system was going, bailed, and got honest work beating 16d nails into Doug Fir boards.
    One day, while talking in his garage, he opined to me, as he pulled an ice-cold Budweiser (no, LL, not THAT kind of Budweiser), from his refrigerator which was dedicated to his beer supply, that their would not be a revolution in America until the price of a six-pack of beer exceeded the minimum hourly wage. This was before the widespread advent of craft beers and such.
    I haven’t kept up on that metric, but it might still be an interesting tell on where we are at as a society.
    Note: he made no mention of 40 oz malt liquors in his calculation.

    Re. Staight razors
    One advantage to serving in the military is the exposure a country kid gets to different cultures.
    A trooper from Detroit, who happened to be in my charge while he was incarcerated, explained the proper way to hold a straight razor as a fighting tool: one grips the handle in one’s fist with the back side of the blade along the edge of the hand with the spur extending out from the knuckle of the little finger. One assumes a boxing stance and can block, cut, and jab. A spinning back fist is also an option.
    I gifted a small, antique ivory-handled lady’s razor to one of the granddaughters with instructions as to proper use.
    Her first degree was in political science. She had to go back for another degree that provided honest work.
    She paid her own way, and is somewhat miffed re.student loan forgiveness.
    I told her to remember that anything is a weapon, depending on how you hold it.
    Education could follow that same idea.

      1. A brass swivel hook w/ spring lock gate, a half-dozen keys attached to the loop on a split ring.
        With pinkie finger through the hook, and the keys projecting between the fingers would serve as a defensive tool.
        Or so I have been told…

  11. Why the hell is France leading the rate increases? They get 75% of their electricity from domestic fission plants…


    1. They’re reportedly shuttering their nuke plants. The Germans have 3 and they’re offline.

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