I ran across a few old 35mm slides and had them digitized. I was reminded about the passage of time and how things happen without any of us realizing it until too late.
Here's our driveway and home, likely taken about 1950. The split rail fence on the left is new and will support the weight of one person climbing over into the pasture. The area on the right hasn't been fenced in and is clear. The house is a light gray color with red shutters and the trees around it are a modest size.
|Driveway and Home, likely June of 1951|
|Driveway and Home, February 2012|
|Driveway, Right Side|
|Driveway, Left Side|
Here's an official photo of Old Faithful. The photo was stolen off some site on the Internet and is being used without permission. Note the fence keeping the
|Old Faithful in 1951|
|Old Faithful in 1951|
My great grandparents visited this place and camped out very near Old Faithful. My great grandmother got hot water from Old Faithful to wash the dinner dishes in after meals, which is something I'd like to do but which I'm denied by a fence erected by a controlling, domineering government that would have been seen as a dictatorship by my great grandparents. Who benefits from the fence built around Old Faithful? The tourists? Don't be foolish. Anyone stupid enough to be scorched because they didn't have the good sense to stay away from hot water needs a keeper - small children come to mind; don't get me started on the rest. No - the government built the fence for the same reason that it does everything else. Because it can, and because it's pleasing to bureaucrats at all levels to deny and restrict rather than keep their hands off. We suffer the bureaucrats that previous generations would not have suffered because most of us don't know any better, others don't care and still others actually want someone to run their lives for them. That's frightening, but the worst of it is that this group of dependent sheeple is getting larger all the time.
I stumbled across this yesterday - an SUV with Securitas on the side. It sounds Spanish, which is what prompted me to photograph the SUV, but it isn't. It's a European company that bought out the infamous Pinkerton National Detective Agency.
The interesting thing is this: Securitas is released from liability by the Support Anti-terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies Act of 2002 (SAFETY Act) which is something I didn't know much about until today. The way the Act is written, it would seem to pertain to technology and R&D, but perhaps not as Securitas is certified by the SAFETY Act and, according to the certification,
The Technology is provides an array of security services including armed and unarmed security officers, access control, ambulatory response, and associated security guard services.
So I'd suppose that if need be, Securitas private JBTs can carry fully automatic weapons and unload on the citizenry of the United States with impunity. When did that happen, exactly?