Take their Guns, Worry about the Law Later

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/trump-calls-for-taking-guns-first-and-going-through-due-process-second-at-white-house-meeting-2018-02-28

Apparently, ignoring the Law in DC is a rule now?

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-trump-school-safety-guns-20180228-story,amp.html

Now, I’m a pretty common sense fella.  I understand what the President was trying to say, take guns from the mentally ill.  But, the mentally ill isn’t supposed to be ABLE to get guns NOW.  It’s in the laws.  In most states and in Federal laws.

So, how are we going determine who is mentally ill if they have guns, or already are declared, how’d they get them?

What LAW is going to fix this?

Who is going to “take the guns”???

I’ll tell you who is going to do it, precisely no one.  You can not order the military to round them up unless you suspend the Constitution.  You can’t order the local authorities to do it, unless you suspend the Constitution.  You can’t order the Left to do it, they are Godless, Gunless dumb asses who haven’t any qualms about forcing us to be disarmed… and would simply over whelm and murder those who resist.

I strongly urge ALL Militia groups in the United States to come together now.  No more bickering among yourselves, or who is in charge.

Assign a real, honest and trained member to be commander, set some standards like the military, and all of you start linking up NOW if you’re not doing so already.

My home state of Colorado has some very organized groups and some very disorganized groups.  I want you people to get together, get organized and become a true “force”.  No one dilly dallying. Do it today.

 

 

Russians drop Satellite over Colorado Springs

A test?  EMP Test?  Folks… this is VERY SERIOUS in case you’re not quite grasping this situation.

Colorado Springs is the home for the Missile Defense Agency, NORAD, Ft. Carson, Peterson AFB, the Air Force Academy and Schriever AFB.

We have 10s of thousands of retired military personnel there.  There are thousands of active duty Air Force, Army, Navy and Marines.  There are thousands more civilians working as DOD civilians and contractors in support of those bases and the various agencies defending this country.  Colorado Springs is the eyes and ears of Space.

An EMP attack over that city…. well, I’ll leave the rest to your imagination, ok?

Several full articles follow.  To hell with Copyright.  The word needs to get out!
Moscow Denies Reports of Russian Satellite ‘Explosion’ Over U.S.

September 9, 2014

Russia’s Defense Ministry has denied media reports of a Russian military satellite allegedly having exploded above the United States.

On September 9, some media outlets in U.S. and Russia cited the American Meteor Society as reporting that eyewitnesses observed a blast of possibly Russia’s Kosmos-2495 imaging reconnaissance satellite in the sky over the states of Colorado and Wyoming, on September 2.

Russian Defense Ministry’s spokesman Igor Konashenkov said on September 9 that “the Russian satellite group functions normally and is being constantly monitored by the Russian Aerospace Defense Forces.”

Konashenkov added that “most likely, the true motive” behind the reports is an attempt by U.S. intelligence agencies to spot the location of the Russian satellite again after they lost track of it.

 

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Russia Denies Burn-Up of Military Spy Satellite Over U.S.

September 9, 2014


The satellite, launched from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome near Arkhangelsk on May 6, was designed to drop its film in special canisters from space onto Russian territory.

The Defense Ministry has challenged reports that a Kobalt-M spy satellite reentered the Earth’s atmosphere and burnt up over the U.S., potentially leaving Russian military intelligence photos lying in Colorado or Wyoming.

On Sept. 3, the American Meteor Society recorded more than 30 eyewitness reports of a slow-moving fireball crossing Colorado and into southern Wyoming. Local media reported the event as a meteor entering the atmosphere, but amateur space flight observers on the spaceflight101 blog said on Tuesday it must have been a Russian Kobalt-M spy satellite, after comparing the path of the fireball to the orbits of known satellites.

Defense Ministry spokesperson Major-General Igor Konashenkov denied this on Tuesday, however, claiming that Russia keeps close tabs on its satellite fleet and that nothing out of the ordinary has happened.

“We can only guess what condition the representatives of the so-called American Meteor Society must be in to have identified a [fireball] at that altitude as a Russian military satellite,” Konashenkov quipped in a comment carried by RIA Novosti.

However, the amateur claims are backed up by the U.S. Space Tracking Network, which publicly tracks the orbits of spacecraft and issues warnings when it detects a satellite that is in danger of falling from space.

On Sept. 2 it issued such a warning for Kosmos-2495 — the international catalogue designation for the Kobalt-M satellite.

The satellite, launched from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome near Arkhangelsk on May 6, was not equipped to digitally transmit its photographs back to its handlers at Russia’s military intelligence unit, the GRU. Instead, it was designed to drop its film in special canisters from space onto Russian territory.

Interfax reported Tuesday that the satellite may have been attempting to position itself to drop a canister back to Earth, when it moved into too low of an orbit — thereby falling back to earth over the U.S.
It is possible that much of the satellite and its photos survived, and are now sitting somewhere in the U.S. midwest.

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Kosmos 2495 Re-Entry

September 9, 2014

A Russian film-return reconnaissance satellite or a component thereof may have re-entered the atmosphere over the United States last week, witness reports and orbital data suggests. Contrary to reports from U.S. observers, the Russian Ministry of Defence claims that none of their satellites re-entered over the United States, supported by video that shows the satellite in question re-entering the atmosphere over Kazakhstan (videos at the bottom of this page).

The puzzling incident took place last Tuesday, September 2 in the skies over Colorado and Wyoming. Around 10:30 p.m. local time (4:30 UTC on the 3rd), a bright fireball was observed from central Colorado into southern Wyoming, perhaps visible from as far as New Mexico, South Dakota and southern Montana. Over 30 witness reports of the event were published by the American Meteor Society. The fireball made local news last week, however, no photos or video of the event were published.

A number of witnesses, including experienced sky-watchers reported that the object was moving much slower than a usual fireball, some immediately conclude that what they were observing was the re-entry of a piece of space debris.

Object over New Mexico during the early Stages of Re-Entry (Credit: Thomas Ashcraft)

Most likely already immersed in plasma, the tumbling object experienced the first stages of re-entry over New Mexico.

Reports submitted to AMS are in good agreement on the time of the event and most observers were able to track the object for a considerable period of time which supports the theory of a decaying satellite.

Confirmed Observations


Reported observations of the Fireball from New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, South Dakota and Montana (Final viewing directions in red)

Some witnesses were able to see the re-entering object for thirty seconds or longer, reporting that the object was moving slowly. Fragmentation and an increasingly longer trail were reported by the majority of witnesses, describing that the object first split in two fragments, one smaller and one bigger before a complete break-up of the objects followed by a slow fade-out of the glowing fragments.

The longevity of the event and the low velocity of the object suggests that it was indeed a re-entering spacecraft – most likely a satellite flying in a highly inclined orbit, based on the observed track from south to north.

Dan B. observed comet Jacques from Alamogordo, New Mexico using image stabilized binoculars when noticing a bright object entering the field of view. In his report, he described the object to be orange in color, tumbling at a rate of one revolution per second with a vivid smoke trail.

Notably, he also states that the object was much slower than a meteorite. Very little fragmentation was seen from his perspective as the object flew from zenith to the horizon.


Dan B.(New Mexico) viewing direction & Kosmos 2495 Ground Track

Looking at the map of witness reports, this observation lines up perfectly with observations made from Colorado who picked up the object after passing over Dan B.’s location – this confirms that he observed the extremely rare sight of a satellite in the early stages of re-entry – showing a trail of smoke without experiencing break-up yet.

The report of discernible tumbling ahead of re-entry, the duration of the visible entry process and length of the ground track with confirmed observations indicates that the object was of considerable size.

Re-Entry seen from Cloudbait Observatory (Credit: Cloudbait.com)


Animation of frames acquired at Cloudbait Observatory from 4:34:04 to 4:34:26 UTC clearly showing the south-north motion of the object

Looking for candidates that match the observation, one can turn to re-entry data provided by U.S. Space Surveillance. For September 2 and 3, there are only four decay messages: a small piece of satellite debris, the 1U INVADER CubeSatellite, the two-metric-ton Yaogan 5 satellite from China and the Russian Kosmos 2495 satellite launched earlier this year. Considering the size of the fireball, the debris and CubeSat can be ruled out immediately, leaving only Yaogan-5 and Kosmos 2495. The re-entry of Yaogan 5 was observed by U.S. assets and can be pin-pointed with a certainty of one minute showing a decay time of 20:30 UTC on September 2 while passing over the southern Indian Ocean.


Yantar Photoreconnaissance Satellite

This only leaves Kosmos 2495 – a Russian film-return satellite delivered to orbit on May 6, 2014 atop a Soyuz rocket launching from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome.

A relic of the soviet era, the Kobalt-M satellites originate in the Yantar photoreconnaissance project that dates back to 1964. Kosmos 2495 was likely the second to last of its kind to fly into space since Russia has started the operation of electro-optical satellites that downlink acquired imagery to the ground instead of returning physical film to Earth. Operating from a very low orbit of around 200 Kilometers, the satellite can obtain high-resolution imagery of ground targets.

Kobalt-M satellites measure 6.3 meters in length and 2.7m in diameter with a launch mass of 6,600 Kilograms, including a 900kg fuel load that is expended during the mission to maintain the satellite’s extremely low operating orbit. To return film to the ground, the satellite uses two small return capsules that are separated from the satellite and land in Russia. A third capsule is part of the main satellite body to return at the end of the mission when the spacecraft performs a targeted re-entry to land in a pre-determined location within Russian territory.


Kosmos 2495 Ground Track

Looking at the last known orbital parameters from September 2 at 17:11:55 UTC, Kosmos 2495 was in an orbit of 201 by 246 Kilometers inclined 81.4 degrees. This data confirms two items of interest – the satellite was still in orbit on September 2nd but re-entered before September 3rd 7:48 UTC which is the time stamp of the Kosmos 2495 decay message.

Second and most importantly, the satellite was in an orbit that was not close to a natural, untargeted decay. (For reference, the propagation software SatEvo shows that the orbit had an approximate lifetime on the order of two weeks.) This indicates that the satellite’s re-entry was the result of a propulsive event – either a retrofire or a propellant/pressurant leak supplying negative delta-v.

Plotting the satellite’s ground track for the night of September 2nd shows that the Kosmos 2495 satellite made a pass over New Mexico, Colorado and Wyoming at the reported time of the fireball.

Both the ground track and the timing of the event are in good agreement with the last orbital data of Kosmos 2495 that would have passed over the border between New Mexico & Colorado at 4:36:25 UTC if it had still been in the orbit it was observed in at the 17:11 Epoch. An early arrival of approximately three to five minutes is plausible as the result of the reduction in period from a propulsive event. [This section was corrected on September 9, 15 UTC to correct for a date error.]

Nevertheless, the possibility of Kosmos 2495 landing nominally and the Colorado event being an unrelated re-entry of a slow meteor lining up in location and time with the predicted ground path of the satellite still exists and can only be ruled out with conclusive evidence.

Observations & Kosmos 2495 Ground Track


Observer locations & last seen viewing directions (red) & Kosmos 2495 Ground Track (yellow)

With a Russian satellite weighing 6.6 metric tons, it is safe to assume that a number of components survived re-entry and reached the ground. As a relic from the older days of satellite development, the Yantar bus employs a more robust construction with heavier structural elements which has some implications on the re-entry process as dense components are known to survive longer in the high-temperature entry environment than the conventional light-weight structures used in modern spacecraft. Additionally, the film capsule of the spacecraft was specifically built to survive re-entry and protect the images it carried.

According to a post on the SeeSat-L message board, the re-entering spacecraft created a debris cloud that was seen drifting for over thirty minutes on Doppler radar images from Denver and Cheyenne.

Doppler Image showing the Debris Cloud (Source: SeeSat-L)


Doppler image of the debris cloud well after the event, located east of the satellite ground track. (Cross-track difference between the orbital track and the debris cloud may be a sign of a plane change performed by the satellite as part of a propulsive event pre-entry. Winds from the west may have contributed as well.)

Usually, dense components of re-entering satellites can travel 800 to 1,300 Kilometers downrange from the orbital decay point. Their journey back to Earth is influenced by atmospheric properties such as crosswinds. Assuming that orbital decay occurred on the border of Colorado and New Mexico, components of the satellite potentially flew as far as the Canadian border.

All this leaves the question why the Kobalt-M satellite would make an apparent crash landing in North America instead of performing a targeted deorbit burn to return the film to Russia. A targeted September 2 landing in the Orenburg region, Russia would have had to occur around 18:25 UTC based on the latest orbital data available for Kosmos 2495.

It is nearly impossible that Russia would intentionally crash its satellite on American territory, especially in times when tensions between Russia and the west are mounting due to the ongoing unrest in the Ukraine. No comments on the incident were made from either side. Using space and ground-based assets, USSTRATCOM has most likely tracked the re-entry in real time – identifying the spacecraft and monitoring the trajectory of debris.


NASA study on surviving components of re-entering UARS Satellite & potential downrange distance from 80-Kilometer decay altitude

The most probable explanation for the unexpected re-entry of Kosmos 2495 would be a malfunction of the satellite that led to an incorrect timing of its deorbit – possibly a software error or a partial retrofire performed earlier in its last orbit leaving the satellite in a very short-lived orbit resulting in an untargeted decay.

Looking at the data, it appears very likely that the re-entry was the result of a sudden change in velocity – such as a retrograde burn. Had the satellite lowered its orbit earlier, perhaps several hours before the event, it would have been orbiting well ahead of its prediction based on the latest Elset which was not the case.

Well-respected satellite tracker Marco Langbroek brings up an interesting theory: “This reentry happened some 5 minutes after the satellite passed its [ascending] node at 4:27 UT. So I wonder whether for example an intended orbital plane change (which you normally do by firing a booster in one of the nodes) went wrong and it was sent plummeting down instead.”

Satellite Tracker Ted Molczan posts his initial analysis here, detailing the possible scenarios of what was seen in the Kazakh & American skies last week.

Igor Lissov dug up a number of videos uploaded to the Internet showing a re-entry event taking place over the Atyrau region, Kazakhstan. These videos were all uploaded on September 2nd or 3rd. Observations reported from Kazakhstan around 18:15 UTC on September 2nd are a very close match with the calculated time and ground track of a controlled re-entry of Kosmos 2495 for a landing of the film capsule in the Orenburg region, Russia.

The videos show a bright object flying in front of a larger disintegrating object – indicative of the film capsule on a ballistic entry path pulling out in front of the Service Module of the satellite that broke up in the upper atmosphere. This supports the claims of the Russian Ministry of Defence, denying that Kosmos 2495 burned up over the United States.


Re-Entering object over Kazakhstan, possibly the film capsule flying in front of the disintegrating Service Module

The apparently successful return of Kosmos 2495 obviously raises the question what type of object re-entered over the United States in the night of September 2nd, closely matching the path of the Kosmos satellite in position and timing? Which sizable object was seen tumbling in a cloud of ionized plasma from witnesses in New Mexico before being observed across Colorado, visible for thirty seconds or longer? A slow meteor or another spacecraft re-entering as a huge (but possible) coincidence, or perhaps a component that separated from Kosmos 2495?

One possible theory is that the Kosmos satellite released the re-entry vehicle in its last known orbit (Epoch 17:11) from where the cone-shaped entry vehicle independently conducted a targeted deorbit burn for a landing in Russia while the Service Module remained in orbit to be disposed via re-entry over the Pacific Ocean at the first suitable opportunity. An error in that last burn of the Service Module could have caused a later re-entry and also explain the observed timing difference of just a few minutes to predicted passes over the U.S. – But this raises the question why the lone Service Module was not tracked in orbit during more than ten hours of free flight.



High school senior told he’s ‘not welcome’ at school after raising Gadsden flag

Greg Stoneburner, a senior who just graduated from Central High School in Grand Junction, Colo., said he was told in no uncertain terms that he was no longer welcome at the school after raising a Gadsden flag on the school’s flagpole. Moreover, he told Examiner.com in an exclusive interview Friday, the principal withheld his flag and his diploma until after his graduation walk.

The incident, he said on Facebook, took place on May 9. That’s when he replaced the school’s flag with the yellow “Don’t Tread On Me” banner often associated with the Tea Party as a senior prank. He also posted a paper to the pole that told the history of the flag.

The prank didn’t sit too well with Jodie Diers, the principal of Central High School, who was livid over the prank. Other students, Stoneburner told Examiner, claimed she was angrily yelling to have the flag pulled down when she first saw it. According to Stoneburner, she pulled him out of a scholarship breakfast and told him and his parents the flag was a “slap in the face” to the school. She then said he was “not welcome” at Central High.

“She also confiscated my flag,” he wrote, even though she admitted he had not violated any law or school policy. Her reasoning, Stoneburner said, was that anything on the pole was school property.

“So my property was confiscated without due process,” he added. “I was denied access to a public institution because the principal didn’t like what I did.”

In his view, Diers’ actions amounted to theft, and she had no legal basis for banishing him from the school as he did not present a health, safety, or welfare risk. His parents, he said, were entertained by the prank and thought the school went too far.

Stoneburner admitted on Facebook that he “pushed the envelope to the line,” but, he added, he “didn’t cross it, and the principal wrongfully and without base, used her power for personal revenge.” He also said he believes his pro-Constitution libertarian views may have played a role in her actions.

He finally got his diploma and his flag, but hasn’t decided what further action to take, if any. He said, however, he is willing to let it go, as he has been accepted to Western State Colorado University where he plans to get a degree in geology.

Diers did not respond to our request for comments, and no one answered the school’s main office phone.

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Bunkerville Style Event: Alert Colorado

I just received this alert.  For people in Colorado

 

Greetings, to All Our Brothers and Sisters on the Front Range!

I am getting single-source reporting of a possible Bunkerville-style event stirring up in the area of Montrose, CO.  According to my report, a local patriot is being harassed by at least two different county sheriffs, and the district court is also involved.

One militia group has offered to act as PSD for this individual, and more folks claim to be on the way.  As opposed to what went down in Nevada, the inbound folks want to link up with the local militias in a positive manner for better command/control.

Is there anyone here on the CO board who can confirm or deny this single-source report?

Thanks In Advance,

SARGE

Bracken: Will Obama Stop the Music This November?

From Matt Bracken:

 

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Bracken sends; spread it far and wide:

Will Obama Stop the Music This November?

The current “shutdown” of 17% of the federal government has primed America for chaos with constant left-wing rhetoric and news media reports couched in apocalyptic terms such as crisis, brink, catastrophe, hostage, arsonist and terrorist. But a catastrophe is useful to a would-be tyrant only as long as it can be blamed on a hated enemy. In 1933 Hitler’s agents burned the Reichstag, not just to sow fear and confusion, but primarily in order to charge his Communist enemies with treason as an excuse to obliterate them. The German “mainstream media” dutifully parroted the Nazi Party line, without investigating the true source of the arson.

A similar pattern of scapegoating has been followed in the United States throughout the term of President Obama. For example, leading Democrats and their shills in the mainstream media have long been salivating at the prospect of a “Tea Party” conservative going on a violent rampage. We saw this in Tucson immediately after the Gabby Giffords shooting, after the Aurora, Colorado, theater attack, and after the recent Washington Navy Yard shooting, when Democrats and their media allies rushed to blame “Tea Party terrorists” in early reports based upon zero evidence. As far as we know, all of these attacks were carried out by deranged individuals following the orders of inner demons, but still the left hopes for a violent response by right-wing “bitter clingers,” so named by President Obama himself during a private fund raiser.

The current “government shutdown” seems to be designed to provoke a violent right-wing reaction. War memorials have been barricaded, even iconic national parks such as those at Valley Forge, Yellowstone, and Mount Rushmore have been closed to the American public that purportedly owns them and undoubtedly funds them. At Yellowstone, senior citizens and foreign tourists have been rousted from paid private hotel rooms by armed federal agents and forcibly bused out of the park. Around the closed Mount Rushmore National Park, cones have been set along public highways to prevent tourists even from stopping to take photographs. Meanwhile, a demonstration on the otherwise “closed” National Mall by illegal aliens demanding amnesty was welcomed by the Obama administration with open arms.

In my opinion, the intention of these selected park closures is not only to inflict psychological pain upon the administration’s perceived “enemies” but also to provoke a violent response by fed-up constitutional conservatives. Thus far, none has risen to the bait; so what will the regime do next? I believe that President Obama may be planning to up the ante by orders of magnitude. How might this happen? The “government shutdown” over the continuing resolution bill has turned on the Democrats’ demand for a “clean” CR, but the real battle will come next week when the national debt limit is reached.

What will happen if President Obama and the Democrats in Congress demand a “clean” debt extension, with no upper limits and no attached conditions, just as they have demanded a “clean CR” to fund current government operations? In the battle over the debt limit extension, either the Republicans will fold and accede to Democrat demands for infinite debt, or they will stand their ground just as they have over the CR. If the Republicans refuse to grant Obama an unlimited debt extension, he may play the final card required to send the United States into such violent turmoil that he will be able to declare a state of emergency and rule by decree under the National Emergencies Act.

How would such horrible conditions be created that President Obama might be able to justify seizing emergency power? By cutting off all federal entitlement payments while claiming that he cannot continue them without a debt extension, secure in the knowledge that the mainstream media will continue to dutifully serve as his propaganda arm, blaming recalcitrant Republicans for all of the negative consequences.

While senior citizens on Social Security and other federal pension plan recipients may not immediately take to the streets, going on violent rampages of rioting, looting and burning, there is a segment of our population that will do exactly that: many of the 50 million Americans who today literally put the food on their tables by using an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card. While the states administer their individual EBT programs, most of the money comes from the federal government. Please read my previous essay “When the music stops: how America’s cities may explode in violence” to understand the tremendous risk that will accompany a cutoff—even briefly—of EBT payments.

The fact that thousands of Americans might be injured or killed during the nationwide riots that would follow the looting of supermarkets and delivery trucks will not be a moral impediment to the architects of Operation Fast and Furious. You will recall that this infamous “law enforcement operation” resulted in the murders of hundreds of innocent Mexicans and at least two U.S. federal agents by untracked firearms supplied directly to the Mexican drug cartels by our own federal “law enforcement” agencies. With Operation Fast and Furious (“gun control under the radar” in Obama’s own words), this administration has already crossed the mass-murder-for-political-ends Rubicon—and the mainstream media cooperated in the cover-up.

A lifelong Marxist revolutionary who has caused hundreds to be murdered in an attempt at political gain on gun control is not likely to blanch at the prospect of thousands dying in bloody food riots when the stakes are incalculably higher. If “the music stops” and our cities burn, Obama may grasp the opportunity to declare a state of emergency and seize dictatorial powers from the fire and ashes. Those who resist his rule by emergency decree will be declared to be “Tea Party terrorists” by Democrat leaders and their captive media, and we may finally see why the Department of Homeland Security has been purchasing those billions of hollow-point bullets, UAV drones, and armored vehicles.

If this is their calculation, it is a diabolical plan indeed. But a plan to ride a tiger is not the same as riding the tiger. Permanent rule by emergency decree may not be as simple to accomplish as would-be left-wing tyrants believe. Millions of Americans will not be fooled by the deliberately instigated torching of our cities and will not go quietly into the night of Marxist tyranny.

Matt Bracken is the author of “When The Music Stops” and other essays in The Bracken Anthology, the Enemies Foreign And Domestic trilogy, and his latest novel, Castigo Cay.

Lyons Colorado Cutoff

Yesterday in the space of about 20 minutes a small town in Colorado northwest of Denver was cut off by natural disaster.

There are roughly 2000 residents in the area.  Right now there are no roads.  There is no water.  There is no functioning sewage system.  There’s no electricity.  There’s no way out and no way in.

For the last 30+ years of my life I have tried to convince people to take time to “be prepared”, not unlike teaching the Boy Scouts.  Not unlike teaching military members.  I’ve tried and been laughed at over and over and over again for being a “kook” or a “survivalist nut” or asked “Why are you so worried?  Nothing is going to happen!”

Well, I live in Colorado.  In the past 25 years we’ve had floods, blizzards, rock falls, small quakes, major forest and wild fires and we’ve had Biblical rain before (many years ago it rained for 15 straight days without stopping! I doubt a lot of people remember that far back).

This is precisely the kind of survival situation I’ve talked about, and been laughed at over.

I’m not here to say “I told you so”, I’m here to remind people that this happened within a few miles of a major city (Denver) and it could easily happen anywhere.

Now, isolated you say?
No, yesterday evening an entire town up in that area was evacuated as a damage broke and 30′ high wall of water barreled down on Boulder Colorado. (Not that it would matter much to me if it washed the side of the mountain clean of the idiot anti-gunner, hippie Liberals dicks that live there….) but fortunately for Boulder, the water dissipated just before it arrived there.  Could have been significantly worse.

The road closures also affect Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs in the central part of the state.  Most of Highway 24 is gone.  Highway 24 is the only real road that takes you over the pass from Colorado Springs up the pass to the far side.  (There are other roads, but they are not very good).

It’s been raining for two days.  Oh, and we’re “in a drought”.

Whatever.

I hope this lesson can be used by everyone.  Think of the problems that can happen in your own area given weather conditions, rivers, roads, dams, flooding, snow, ice, rock slides and even tornadoes.  If it can happen in Lyon Colorado it can happen anywhere.

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