February 2nd, 2021

Ask the Entomologist: Ladybugs – which types bite?

First off, this is an excellent question. All ladybeetles have jaws and the ability to bite, but some certainly seem to do so more often. I’m fond of this question for more than that, though.I got my start in entomology as a highschooler in South Dakota. Dr. Louis Hesler, a USDA lab scientist who specialized…

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Excerpting the Fascist Manifesto

Much of the confusion about what constitutes fascism comes from the pre-World War II Soviet Union – their propagandists used the terms fascist and capitalist interchangeably.  Instead of taking the Soviet talking points, we can look to the writings of Benito Mussolini, fascism’s founder.  Fortunately (for the history) before becoming a fascist dictator, Mussolini was…

“An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life.”

-Robert A. Heinlein

The Modoc War

One of the more interesting tales from the Indian Wars is the Modoc War, in Oregon and Northern California, 1872-73.  A Native friend was of Modoc descent, so the history interested me.  It’s difficult to find much justification for the US, and the Modocs had fewer than 60 warriors amid 3 bands.  $20,000 would have…

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Snow Pack on the light side of average

45 years ago, it took a week’s effort on a Ski-doo Alpine to get the data I can download in 10 minutes. We were high-tech then – two tracks and a single ski on each snow machine, and clockwork powering the recorders that kept track of the water equivalent setting on the snow pillow. Now…

Easy Homemade Coleslaw

This easy coleslaw recipe my mother shared with me. Friends and family that don’t particularly like coleslaw, love this recipe. It goes good with fresh caught fish! (See picture below that was featured last month in fish tacos with homemade tortillas) When preparing this recipe it’s important to remember when you shred cabbage, there is…

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Trego School Board to Meet Wednesdsay (2/3/21) Meeting May include the appointment of a new board member.

The Force of Law

It’s amazing just how many regulations/rules/statutes/ordinances/laws are out there. What we learned in grade school civics is simple and elegant, and unfortunately far from the complete picture. In elementary school we are taught the three branches of government: executive, legislative, and judicial. This is accompanied by the simple explanation that the legislative branch (the legislature)…

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