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A SOTU TO REMEMBER

choose-greatnessThere are no adequate words.  All there is, is to join the chorus of acclamation that President Trump last night (2/05) delivered to Congress and America the greatest State of the Union address ever in our history.

There are simply too many quotes and moments to mention here.  Below you can watch it entire – whether you watched it last night or not, it will blow you away – but first some observations and the best memes.

The domination of the President over the Democrats in the House Chamber was overwhelming.  They were headlighted-deer stunned to find they were attending a Trump Rally – and joining in, chanting USA! USA! USA!

There were moments when you cried, when you laughed, when you cheered and shouted with joy – and those when you just shook your head in smiling amazement, as when the entire US Congress, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Presidential Cabinet, and Supreme Court Justices joined in singing “Happy Birthday” to Holocaust survivor Judah Samet, celebrating his 81st birthday after surviving a mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue last October.

So here’s a collection of quotes and memes to enjoy.

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THE ROUTE TO KANCHENJUNGA

Kanchenjunga ©2019 Jack Wheeler

Kanchenjunga ©2019 Jack Wheeler

Last week in our exploration of the highest summits of the Himalayas, we ended our Route to Everest at the Red Hat Tibetan Tengboche monastery.

Having now been to world’s 6th, 4th, and highest mountain of all – Cho Oyo, Lhotse, and Everest -- this week we continue on to the giants of Makalu – the world’s 5th at 8,485m/27,838ft – and Kanchenjunga – 3rd highest on earth at 8,585m/28,168ft.

height-of-himalayan-giants Get ready for a photographic extravaganza – many of these pics might take your breath away.  Like the one above – the entire ridge line you see is over 8,000 meters, over 26,000 feet.  I took it in one of our ultra-high altitude helicopters at 23,000 feet.

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HALF-FULL REPORT 02/01/19

Natural color NASA Sat Photo of the Great Lakes January 27, 2018

Natural color NASA Sat Photo of the Great Lakes January 27, 2019

How cold is it?  It’s so cold that, the New York Post joked about “AOC “(Alexandria Occasional-Cortex)  on its cover yesterday (1/31):

aoc-in-her-pockets It’s so cold that this morning’s headline (2/01) is for real:  Lake Michigan Has Completely Frozen Over.

Nonetheless, Occasional-Cortex and her Fascicrat ilk went bananas in rage (is there any other emotion they feel?) when POTUS made fun of their religion:

trump-tweet-012819 Yet their demented Warmist fanaticism is merely one path of many in their descent into madness this week, in which Democrats have become a party of Psychotic Fascism.  No longer a political party but a criminally evil gang bereft of any morality, just thuggish hate and lust for fascist power.

The question of the moment then becomes:  What will the President do about this in his State of the Union Address four days from now this Tuesday (2/05)?

 

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THE ROUTE TO EVEREST

Ngozumpa Glacier – Khumbu Himalaya ©2019 Jack Wheeler

Ngozumpa Glacier – Khumbu Himalaya ©2019 Jack Wheeler

Everyone has heard of the Himalayas and Mount Everest in particular. Yet most everyone has only a vague understanding of the most famous and highest mountain range on earth, and where the great mountains among them are in relation to each other.

Over the next three weeks, your understanding will become clear, no longer vague. This week, we’ll explore the route to Everest.

The Himalayas form a 1,500 mile-long arc from Namche Barwa in Chinese Tibet in the east to Nanga Parbat in Pakistan in the west.  But it is in the center of the arc, in Nepal that the great Himalayan giants are found, including Mount Everest.

Four of the highest – Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse, and Makalu – on the border with Chinese Tibet. Thus, you can trek to or climb them from either the Nepali (south) or Tibetan (north) side.

This week, we’ll explore the route to Everest and its sister peak of Lhotse via Cho Oyu in Nepal. From Cho Oyu flows the largest glacier in the Nepali Himalayas, the giant Ngozumpa Glacier which has a series of beautiful lakes, the Gokyo Lakes, alongside. That’s what you see in the photo above.

Looking to your right, you see the fifth Gokyo Lake and the source of the Ngozumpa, the 6th highest mountain on earth at 8,201 meters, Cho Oyu, the Turquoise Goddess in Tibetan. Up close, the sight is overwhelming.

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HALF-FULL REPORT 01/25/19

Nick Sandmann – HFR Hero of the Week

Nick Sandmann – HFR Hero of the Week

Look at his eyes.  There is no fear in his eyes.  That’s the reason for the pathological hate.  Nick Sandmann is our Rosa Parks.

Just as she became an icon of resistance to the anti-black racism of the Democrat Jim Crow South in the 1950s, The Sandmann is now our icon of resistance to the anti-white racism of the Fascist Democrat Party and the Fascist Media today.

Look at his fearless eyes.  Look at his pleasant smile.  It’s not a “smirk” – it’s an expression of a friendly kid, who’s confidant in himself.  He’s saying silently, “It’s okay to be white, I have no apologies for who I am, and I refuse to sit in the back of your anti-white racist bus.”

This morning (1/25) we published Nick Sandmann’s statement, What Happened at the Lincoln Memorial.  Obviously a must-read.

On Wednesday (1/23), young Nick was interviewed by Savannah Guthrie on NBC’s Today show.  She started right out asking Nick to apologize and admit the episode was his fault.  He refused, saying “I had every right to stand there,” and “I cannot say I’m sorry.”

This 16 year-old boy has more spine than the majority of Republicans in Congress put together.  Here’s the lesson Nick Sandmann has to teach all of us who love America against those who hate us and it:

stand-your-ground

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TOMORROW FINALLY IS TODAY IN SOUTH AMERICA

America’s Trump, Brazil’s Bolsonaro, Venezuela’s Guaidó

America’s Trump, Brazil’s Bolsonaro, Venezuela’s Guaidó

The old joke about Brazil – “It’s the country of tomorrow, and always will be” – applies to a tragic degree to the entire continent of South America.  So much potential never realized, with the single exception of Chile.

Suddenly, literally overnight – meaning last night, Wednesday January 23 – the tomorrow that never comes has arrived at long last.

It’s like a massive earthquake with the pressure building up between two tectonic plates, building up, building up, then suddenly the plates slip with the surface of the earth shifting dramatically in an instant.

That just happened in Venezuela. It’s the death of Marxism in South America.  And it’s thanks to President Donald Trump.  Oh, and it’s the death of Castro Communist Cuba as well.

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HALF-FULL REPORT 01/18/19

pelosi-flight-postponement-letterMy ribs are sore.  Every time I see this immortal letter and all the attendant media frenzy around it, I can’t stop belly laughing.

For example – Pelosi’s taxpayer-paid junket was unannounced, the public knew nothing about it, so when POTUS blew the whistle, he exposed it but waited until the Dems were in the bus on the way to Andrews:

send-the-letter Undiluted Ronrico Purple Label 151 Proof humiliation.  Here we go…

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THE REPUBLICAN PARTY HAS JUST COMMITTED SUICIDE

Congressman King addressing Congress, January 11, 2019

Congressman King addressing Congress, January 11, 2019

On Thursday January 10, the New York Times ran one of its typical smear attacks on a prominent conservative Republican.  It was as fully dishonest and demagogic as usual, using the GOPer as a foil to smear the President and further the Times’ agenda of destroying our country.

This time the target was Iowa Congressman Steve King, and you can see the real target and the narrative in the headline: Before Trump, Steve King Set the Agenda for the Wall and Anti-Immigrant Politics.

It was a blatantly biased hit piece – immediately apparent in the headline, for “anti-immigrant politics” does not exist, not in Steve’s, not in President Trump’s, not in those of the GOP.  Theirs are “anti-illegal-immigrant politics,” a 180-degree difference that the Slimes purposefully ignores.

Yet it had precisely the effect intended five days later.  At 3:26pm Eastern Standard Time on January 15, 2019, the Republican Party died – cause of death: suicide.  Here’s what happened and why.

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HALF-FULL REPORT 01/11/18

weekend-at-ginsburgs It’s not just RBG who the Dems are propping up, pretending she’s still alive and functioning.  It’s their entire party.  RBG is the perfect metaphor for Democrats today.

Her situation is dire – so much so that yesterday (1/10), Politico reported: Trump White House urging allies to prepare for possible RBG departure.

Here we go, lots of fun ahead.  This is the LOL (Laughing Out Loud) HFR.  Okay, a teaser:

jim-acosta-at-aquarium

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AN ADVENTUROUS 2019

adventure-20192018 is history, 2019 has arrived.  What are your hopes and dreams, what do you wish to accomplish in this brand new year?

None of us is getting younger – the arrow of time only flies in one direction.  Before you know it, the adage is staring you in the face:  “I thought getting old would take a lot longer…”  If that hasn’t happened to you yet, it soon enough will.

As the years fly by, we keep saying to ourselves, “Someday, I’m going to…”  And that someday never comes.  So how about your someday coming this year – making 2019 an adventurous year doing what you’ve dreamed of?

This is going to be a busy year for Wheeler Expeditions, too much to put into one TTP article.  So I thought I’d give you a heads-up on just three.  Why don’t you let me know if any of them get your juices flowing?  Hopefully, you’ll be able to join me on at least one, or they’ll spark ideas of yours.  Let’s all look forward to An Adventurous 2019.

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HALF-FULL REPORT 01/04/19

Welcome to the Macbeth HFR.  You just watched Sean Connery as Macbeth in the famous soliloquy of Act V Scene V, reciting what is now the theme song of the Pelosi Democrats sworn in to the 116th Congress yesterday (1/03).

Theirs is indeed, “A tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.”

Here’s the Pelosicrats’ theme song entire, as composed by William Shakespeare:

Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow, Creeps in this petty pace from day to day, To the last syllable of recorded time; And all our yesterdays have lighted fools The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle! Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player That struts and frets his hour upon the stage And then is heard no more. It is a tale Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury Signifying nothing.

Hold on to these words as you see the Dems strut and fret their hour upon the stage of Capitol Hill.  Their lives are but walking shadows lit by a brief candle, from whom we will hear no more soon enough.

Here we go for 2019.

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HALF-FULL REPORT 12/28/18

govt-shutdownUntil funding for food stamps runs out in about three weeks or so, and Dem voters start sending death threats en masse to Upchuck Schumer saying they’re going to die without them so better him to die instead.

You thought 2018 was crazy?  2019 will be an Al Jolson year because you ain’t seen nothin’ yet.  So we bid a non-fond adieu to a frying pan year as we step into the fire of the next.

The Fascist Dems and Media will continue their War on Trump not just unabated but on steroids.  The real question is, can POTUS hold his base?  How many Trumpers will fight to the knife for him, how many will just give up and retreat, how many will go over to the Dark Side?

On that, America’s fate depends.

If we want to save our country from the Dem Fascisti, we must give Trump what he needs most:  tough love, not blind support.  So welcome to the Tough Love HFR at the end of 2018.

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WHAT TO READ 2018

what-to-read-2018As 2012 came to an end, TTP issued the first What to Read, a list of the books I read that year.  That was followed a year later with What to Read 2013, then What to Read 2014, followed by What to Read 2015, and What to Read 2016.

Alas, it was my bad that I skipped last year, 2017.  So I thought it best to renew the tradition now.

As before, I’m keeping the list not to all the books I read this year, but to just those I thought would be of real interest to TTPers.  There are several I think it quite important for you to consider. I’m sure you’ll find at least one or two fascinating either for yourself or someone you care for.  Or a regressive libtard you want to educate and/or infuriate.

What follows is not advice for you.  Your interests are specifically yours, and none of these books may ring your bell.  But they all rang mine to various degrees.

Each of the links below are to the Amazon listing, containing multiple comments, reviews, and quotes.  You can get an idea from these if that particular book is for you.  The easiest way for me is to download the Kindle edition on my iPad – also the quickest and most inexpensive.  But if you prefer a real book in your hands, you can get that too.

There are of course constant companions ensconced in my library that I pick up and consult often – such as Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics (the link is to the Kindle edition, at $4.27). Also on Kindle now are a number of masterworks by Ludwig von Mises.

Von Mises is the greatest genius of economics who ever lived.  If you need an intro, start with his compact classic, The Anti-Capitalistic Mentality.  His magnum opus is the incomparable Human Action. It is staggeringly brilliant. As one reviewer correctly observes:

“Human Action is the most important book on political economy you will ever own. It was (and remains) the most comprehensive, systematic, forthright, and powerful defense of the economics of liberty ever written.”
So here we go.  And, please let us know on the Forum what books rang your bell this year!

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THE PARTRIDGE IN THE PEAR TREE

partridge-in-a-pear-treeI hope you had the Merriest of Christmases yesterday, Tuesday December 25, but according to the song, the First Day of Christmas is the day after Christmas, December 26.  That’s today.

Ancient Christians celebrated Christmas starting with the day after the birth of Jesus and ending on January 6th with the visit of the Magi in Matthew 2:11 known as the Epiphany.

Start with 12/26 and end with 1/06 and you get: the Twelve Days of Christmas.

No doubt you’re really tired of hearing Christmas songs by now, including this one, yet you may still be wondering what the heck partridges in a pear tree and eight maids a-milking have to do with the birth of the founder of Christianity.

So, as we do annually here at TTP as we recover from all the festivities, here’s the explanation of the song’s origin, meaning, and myth.

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HALF-FULL REPORT 12/21/18

“He’s hot with ram induction but it’s understood, I got a fuel-injected engine sittin’ under my hood…

Shut it off, shut it off, buddy gonna shut you down!

The Beach Boys’ 1963 rocker Shutdown is the POTUS theme song today – and the music is as cool as ever.  (Proof: here they are performing at a concert in Japan in 2012 – 49years later with teenagers screaming as before.  Shutdown starts at 1:50.)

‘Tis the week before Christmas and Santa has a mixed bag for us, nice presents along with lumps of coal.  Let’s see what he’s got.

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HALF-FULL REPORT 12/14/18

Lesley Gore’s #1 pop hit for 1963, “It’s My Party And I’ll Cry If I Want To,” is the Fake News Media’s theme song this week since learning yesterday morning (12/13) that President Trump has canceled the White House Press Corps Christmas Party.

It’s Schadenfreudelicious, yes, but so much more.  Why is the Libtard Press so upset, calling POTUS The Grinch?  Would you go to the Christmas Party of someone you hate?  Would conservative reporters been upset if Obama disinvited them from his Christmas soirée, or would they say, “Thank heavens I don’t have to go to that schmuck’s party”?

No, Fake Newsers’ undies are in a twist because the man they hate won’t kowtow to them.  “How dare you not pay homage to us!” they rage.  “We get to insult, slander, and lie about you all we want, 24/7, and you have to wine and dine us because we do, to prove our importance, to certify we deserve our self-inflated egos!”

Sorry, you fascist pigs.  America has a Real Man as President who refuses to play your game.  It’s been a good week.  Here we go…

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MOROCCAN MAGIC

morocco-magic There is a magic in Morocco that few other countries on earth possess.  Athwart Africa’s northwest corner at the Strait of Gibraltar, its north coast is the Mediterranean, its west coast is the Atlantic, dotted with charming ports and beautiful beaches.

The size of Texas, it stretches from these seas to deep into the Sahara Desert, with the massive snow-capped Atlas Mountains in between.  This geographical diversity provides an astonishing array of scenic beauty.

map-of-moroccoYet it is the people and their culture that provide the real magic.  They are the Berbers, one the world’s most ancient peoples.  They call themselves Amazigh, the Unconquered People, the original inhabitants of Morocco and the entire Maghreb or North Coast of Africa all the way to Egypt.

Yes, the Berbers are older than the Egyptians.  How old?  Ever hear of the Lapps of Lapland in northern Scandinavia, reindeer herders who call themselves Saami?  The Berbers/Amazigh and the Lapps/Saami – living today one in the Sahara, the other in the Arctic – are directly related.

Both are descended from the same stock of Cro-Magnon Ice Age hunters that split in two 15,000 years ago – one moving far north, the other south crossing the Gibraltar Strait to Africa.  The Moroccan Berbers today are their descendants.  (See Appendix below.)

Wheeler Expeditions is going to experience the magic of Morocco and Berber culture in early April next year.  Perhaps you’d like to experience it with me.

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HALF-FULL REPORT 12/07/18

frackers-gift What might this be?  As it’s right close to the Tex-Mex border, you might think it’s something to do with illegals invading across it – proposed ICE Catch & Detain areas, maybe.  But no.

It’s a Christmas Present to America from the entrepreneurial heroes of America’s fracking industry and the US Geological Survey (USGS).

A lot going on this week.  Here we go…

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THE COMMUNIST TRIUMPH OF PEARL HARBOR

pearl-harborTomorrow, December 7, 2018, is the 77th anniversary of the “Day of Infamy” as President Franklin Roosevelt condemned it, Imperial Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor.

December 7, 1941 should rightly by condemned by history as one of the most infamous in the annals of mankind – but not primarily because of the Japanese.

Rather, it was one of the greatest acts of treason ever committed by citizens of a country against their fellow countrymen, resulting in hundreds of thousands of their deaths.  That would be American Communists precipitating the US entering World War II in order to save the Soviet Union.

Here’s who they are and how they did it.

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HALF-FULL REPORT 11/30/18

trials-for-treason-tweetWhen I first saw this Treason Meme all by itself on Drudge ereyesterday (11/28), I thought it was a funny spoof.  Then I checked Trump’s twitter feed and my jaw dropped.  POTUS himself posted it!  Whoa, Nellie.  This is deadly serious, no spoof.  And about time.

That’s quite a lineup.  Two former presidents, one of their execrable wives with her girlfriend Huma and hitman Pervert Podesta, both of Zero’s Attorneys General, his Intel and FBI chiefs, plus the Evil Duo of Mueller and Rosenstein.  The President of the United States is saying they all belong behind bars.

Which they do.  And so many others.  Where’s “Commie John” Brennan?  Slimy Andy McCabe? Where’s Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter’s Jack Dorsey?  Guess there was no room for them in the meme, not to mention the reporters and editors CNN, WaPo, New York Times, and others of the Fascist Media.

It’s going to be a very crowded jail cell.  Okay, here we go….

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HALF-FULL REPORT 11/23/18

Thanksgiving TurkeyWelcome to the Thanksgiving HFR!  I hope you had a marvelous time last night, ate too much turkey and trimmings, drank too much wine or whiskey, expressed an overabundance of gratitude to Providence, and if there was some Libtard relative at the table determined to ruin things, everyone laughed at him.

As Mae West was fond of saying, “Too much of a good thing can be wonderful!”  And as Mark Twain observed, “Too much of something can be bad, but too much whiskey is just enough.”

There are too many blessings in my life to count that I’m grateful and thankful for, chief among them my wife and our two sons.  And right up there is our TTP community.  I so deeply appreciate all the kind comments TTPers sent me on the Forum, phone or email regarding The Lesson of Thanksgiving yesterday (11/22).  Thank you all.

We’ve got a lot of ground to cover this week – some serious, some funny, some depraved, and a lot of winning, foreign and domestic.  Let’s go…

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THE LESSON OF THANKSGIVING

America’s First Thanksgiving – Plymouth Rock 1623

America’s First Thanksgiving – Plymouth Rock 1623

Today, Thursday November 22, is Thanksgiving in America.  A celebration of a bountiful Autumn harvest is an ancient tradition in many cultures.

The Romans celebrated Ieiunium Cereris, dedicated to Ceres, the goddess of agriculture.  The Chinese have been celebrating Zhōngqiū Jié (Mid-Autumn Festival) for millennia.  In Japan it’s Jugoya.  For the Hindus of India, it’s Sharad Purnima.  The Celts of the British Isles celebrated Lughnasadh which is the Harvest Thanksgiving in England and Canada today.

The origin of Thanksgiving in America is traditionally that of the Mayflower Pilgrims at Plymouth Rock.  Yet the Kindergarten school plays all over the country this week, with five year-olds portraying the noble Indian, Squanto, teaching the helpless Pilgrims how to feed themselves, is not how it happened.

So here’s the real history of America’s First Thanksgiving, the extraordinary lesson to be learned from it, followed by a very personal lesson I have learned this year.

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HALF-FULL REPORT 11/16/18

As California goes, so goes the nation – into a Democrat sewer

As California goes, so goes the nation – into a Democrat sewer

Kathmandu, Nepal. I’m back from Wheeler Expeditions’ 6th Himalaya Helicopter Expedition – a mind-boggingly memorable experience all of us will treasure for the rest of our lives.

I was hoping that this week’s news might be better than that of the last.  That hope has been dashed to the degree it’s given me a wide-awake nightmare.  Let’s start with how last week’s HFR (11/09) began:

“Obviously, the majority of voters failed their IQ test on Tuesday (11/06).  My initial reaction is: forget all the silver lining, Trump-really-won Pollyanna happy talk.  This turned out really badly. 

 

It shouldn’t have been close, it shouldn’t have been remotely close.  The Left, the flat-out Fascism that has taken over the Democrat Party, needed to have the hell beaten out of it electorally.  Now a preponderance of voters – your fellow citizens – gave the green light for that fascism to flourish.

 

And of course, whenever it’s close, the Dems will use every filthy trick they know to cheat their way into victories they didn’t earn.  Already provisional ballot boxes are being discovered in the trunk of someone’s car, recounts are demanded, suddenly losers like Arizona’s Enema surge ahead, and in many other states as well.

 

What do we do?  We fight.  There is no other choice, other than submission to being slaves of the Left.”

What we’ve got at the end of this week is the realization of just how much we have to fight to avoid that submission, how deeply entrenched the cultural and moral corruption of the Left’s Fascism has become throughout our country.

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HALF-FULL REPORT 11/09/18

Back to Mount Everest for my 75th

Back to Mount Everest for my 75th

Kathmandu, Nepal.  Welcome to the World Freedom Day HFR!  And to my 75th HFR!

Here is President Trump’s Presidential Proclamation on World Freedom Day. November 9 is a US federal government official observance celebrating the Fall of the Berlin Wall and the subsequent liberation of Eastern Europe and the Soviet Colonial Empire from Communist tyranny.  It is a special day for me, as I was privileged to play a substantive role in helping President Ronald Reagan achieve this.

Today is also a very special personal day for me as it is my birthday – my 75th birthday in fact.  I call it my Himalayan 75 that I told you about last September, as I embark once more on Wheeler Expeditions’ Himalaya Helicopter Expedition.

And best of all, both of my sons, Brandon and Jackson, are here in Kathmandu with me.  We’re operating two HHEs this fall season, and Brandon just finished leading the first, while Jackson is co-leading the second with me starting tomorrow.  What better birthday present could I have than my two sons joining me to make Wheeler Expeditions a family business?

Being in the Himalayas is isolated from the world.  So tell me – did anything important or interesting happen in the US or elsewhere this week?  Didn’t we have some kind of election?  How’d that turn out?

Okay, seriously, folks, here we go.

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MAGIC IN THE MUNDANE

The Palace of Versailles

The Palace of Versailles

Nothing to do on Election Day but wait for the verdict.  We need a break from all the frenetic frenzy swirling around us.  So why don’t we all relax, forget about everything for a moment, take your mind off it all, while I tell you a story.

Gather around, boys n' girls, and let me tell you a story about moral debauchery during the greatest age of intellectuality mankind has ever known, about kings and concubines, dukes and adulterers, heroism and war, with an ending that will change the way you look at the most mundane everyday thing.

We are in 18th century France.  The Sun King, Louis XIV (1638-1715), is dead, his 72 year reign of total extravagance ending with a catastrophic war lasting 14 years and bankrupting his nation (the War of Spanish Succession 1701-14).  Louis' great-grandson is his only descendant left alive, who becomes Louis XV (1710-1774) at age five.

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HALF-FULL REPORT 11/02/18

newyorkers-halloween-election Welcome to the Happy Halloween HFR!  There will be plenty more trick-or-treats in the next 80 hours or so until Election Day, but those this week have been corkers.

In addition to holding massive record-breaking rallies all over the country for GOP candidates with his inexhaustible energy, the President has been triggering the Enemedia into meltdown after meltdown all week long.

He freaked them out yet again yesterday afternoon (11/01) in his White House speech, here in full at TTP:  Our Illegal Immigration Crisis and U.S. Border Security.  This is what in particular gave them ‘splodey heads…

An amazing week, it’s looking good, here we go!

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WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP KEEP THE HOUSE RIGHT NOW

vote-dana The lead article on Breitbart this morning (10/31) is: “Ten Races Could Determine Who Controls House After Midterms.”

One of the ten is California CD 48:

CA-48: Incumbent Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA-48) now has a two point lead in this Orange County district over his Democrat challenger, Harley Rouda, in a poll released by Monmouth University last week. While still a statistical tie, a poll earlier this month showed the two candidates in a dead heat, 48 percent to 48 percent.

 

For more than half a century, Orange County was the strongest Republican county in California. This district, however, has been moving slowly left for some time. In 2016, Hillary Clinton won the district by two points.”

The Left has always hated Dana for his key role in getting rid of their idol, the Soviet Union, for being so unapologetically conservative across the board – for 30 years the ACU Ratings of Congress has given him a well over 90% conservative score (latest ranking 94.42%) – and now so totally pro-MAGA.

The difference is that this year, the Left and the Dems have been pouring money into the campaign of Dana’s opponent, a carpetbagger from Columbus, Ohio named Harley Rouda, Jr.  His father, Rouda, Sr., was a self-made entrepreneur who built a very successful business from scratch (HER Realtors in Ohio).

Harley, Jr. is an all too-typical child of inherited wealth, who having never earned his money resents and apologizes for it by embracing socialist-fascist anti-capitalist left wing causes and politics.  So he moved to California and is trying to buy a seat in Congress and join Nancy Pelosi in trashing America.

As reported by Breitbart (10/12), Rouda supports every far-left position there is, open borders, amnesty for illegals, sanctuary cities, pro-abortion, the entire Pelosi-Bernie-Antifa agenda.

So far, Dana’s popularity has been able to fend Rouda off.  But just now, radical left-wing billionaires have suddenly flooded Rouda’s campaign coffers with millions.

On October 25. The Orange County Register reported that Billionaire Michael Bloomberg Spends $4 Million to Back Rouda and Defeat Rohrabacher, Making CA-48 the Priciest House Race in the US.

Almost 80% of the $18 million-cost of the race comes from radical lefties like Bloomberg and Soros to defeat Dana.

Dana can fight back and triumph, but he needs our help to do so.

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HALF-FULL REPORT 10/26/18

violent-right You’ve seen the screaming news today – a Democrat’s dream Alt-Right White Trump Supporter named Cesar Sayoc has been arrested by the FBI on suspicion of sending all the Fake Bombs to a dozen top Dems and Fake Newsers.

It’s simply too good to be true that this Ultimate October Surprise just fell from heaven into Democrat laps by sheer luck and chance.  The guy is a total lost soul kook who’s easily played.  He has a long history of wackdoodle threats that even Geraldo Rivera points out:

geraldoriveratweet102618 Previously, he had no history of being anywhere on the right, much less fanatically so.  Yet suddenly, his van is very professionally covered in Trump stickers and decals:

This cost a lot.  Graphic artists will tell you such a van window collages were laid out on a precision grid with each carefully sized – they can’t be lined up perfectly by taping them from inside the van.  This is pro work and he’s an indigent.  Who paid for it?

Let’s hope Wray and Sessions order a forensic exam of Sayoc’s finances.  This is a set up – Sayoc was paid well to do this by Soros or someone of his ilk.  Bet on it.  But will it be uncovered in time to undo the damage?  Will it be uncovered at all?  That’s a bet you might not want to take.

There’s lots more in this HFR – here we go….

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HALF-FULL REPORT 10/12/18

mad-demsJerusalem, Israel.  We’re in the middle of Hidden Holy Land II with a wonderful group of TTPers.  It’s dawn here, meaning it’s just past midnight in DC, and still yesterday in California.  By the time I wrap this up, Friday in America will have barely begun, so if any October Surprise happens today, it will have go unmentioned here.

It is extraordinary to be here at one of the great crossroads of history on the eve of America’s crossroad of history just 25 days from today.  First however, let’s reflect on what a momentous week this has been in the history of Western Civilization.  In particular, yesterday and today.

Yesterday, October 11, we celebrated the 1,286th anniversary of the Battle of Tours in 732 AD, when Charles Martel (686-741), forever known as The Hammer, and his 30,000 Christian soldiers crushed an invading horde of 200,000 Moslem Jihadis in what is now central France.

Today, October 12, is for celebrating the 526th anniversary of Columbus’ discovery of America, for on this day in 1492, the Great Admiral landed on Guanahani (now known as San Salvador or Watlings) island in the Bahamas.

But we’re just getting started.  We’ll go from when the first human culture began ca. 40,000 years ago to where Abraham in buried to why Dems have become as demented as Palestinian terrorists to a genius pro-Trump rapper in the White House yesterday.  Let’s go.

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HALF-FULL REPORT 10/05/18

american-or-democratYou’ve seen it in a hundred movies or more.  It’s a plot device used over and over.  You know who the good guy is, but you’re not sure who the bad guy is.  You have your suspicions but maybe it’s someone else.  Then comes the defining moment of confirmation – when a character commits an act of irretrievable evil.

He (or she) has done something for which there is no excuse, it is irretrievable, there is no hope of recovery or salvation.  No more suspicion, the plot is now fixed and must lead inevitably towards the hero destroying the villain in a climactic confrontation.

We are living this movie right now.  We are one month away from its climax.

Most all times in our lives as individuals or those of a country, an issue is not black and white.  There are arguments on both or various sides, and we must choose where the preponderance of good lies, choose which side has more assets than liabilities.

Not this time.  Not this election on November 6.  The Democrats’ criminally deranged and morally disgusting behavior towards Judge Kavanaugh and his family is irretrievable.  They have proven beyond doubt to be an evil that must be extinguished electorally.

There is now no moral excuse for voting Democrat.  Are you an American or a Democrat?  On November 6, you cannot be both.

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PERSIAN HOPE

Fresco of a Persian woman, Ali Qapu Palace, Isfahan, early 1600s – JW photo

Fresco of a Persian woman, Ali Qapu Palace, Isfahan, early 1600s – JW photo

Shiraz, Iran.  “Where are you from?” the Iranian man asked me.

With a big smile, I happily answered, “America.”  He responded with a smile of his own.  “Ah, America… America Number One!”

He hooked his two index fingers together.  “American people, Iranian people, good… friends.”  He unhooked his fingers and waved his hand in a gesture of contempt.  “Governments, no good.”  We both belly-laughed.

This took place in November of 2014, when our government meant the despised Obama to him.  It doesn’t mean that any longer. Iran is back in the news this week, with President Trump delivering a clear condemnation in his brilliant speech to the UN General Assembly Tuesday (9/25):

“We cannot allow the world’s leading sponsor of terrorism to possess the planet’s most dangerous weapons. We cannot allow a regime that chants “Death to America,” and that threatens Israel with annihilation, to possess the means to deliver a nuclear warhead to any city on Earth. Just can’t do it.

 

We ask all nations to isolate Iran’s regime as long as its aggression continues. And we ask all nations to support Iran’s people as they struggle to reclaim their religious and righteous destiny.”

Thus I am optimistic that there’s hope for Iran.  The long – two thousand five hundred year long – history of Persia and the West is what I call The Persian Ratchet.  An ebb and flow that ratchets up and down over the centuries.  I’ve appended a summary of this history at the end.  Note it includes why Persia had its name changed to Iran in 1935.

Note also that history comes after photos of mine that I’m sure you’ll enjoy.  For now, let’s talk about the Iranian people I met a little while ago, for it is they, not their government, that give me hope.

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HALF-FULL REPORT 09/21/18

theyre-after-you So there you have it.  You can’t get clearer evidence of this than current Dem demagoguery with Brett Kavanaugh.  Dem dirtbags have no morality whatever as any normal person has.  All they care about is gaining power over you and me, and will commit any lying, cheating, stealing, and smearing it takes to get it.

But really – we all know this, which must include Republican Senators.  While the Dems are called the Evil Party for good reasons, it’s not true that the GOP is the Stupid Party, for no one can be that blind and dumb.  No, the GOP is the Coward Party, and right now that fatal flaw may result in their extinction.

There are so many lessons and good things to know this week.  Let’s go…

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DIANNE FEINSTEIN BELONGS IN JAIL NOT THE SENATE

face-of-pure-evilThere are times when the face of pure evil that hides behind a mask of normality displays the hideous horror of its true self.

This is what California’s Democrat Senator Dianne Feinstein has done.  The ghoulish attempt to destroy a honorable man’s life with a disgusting completely invented smear for which there is no evidence whatever should disgust anyone of moral decency.

With any luck, Senate Republicans may for once have the backbone to brush aside the pathetically transparent last-moment Anita Hill-type scam and quickly confirm Judge Kavanaugh.  That, tragically, may be asking far too much of Lady Luck.

Nonetheless, it is an opportunity to expose the scam that “DiFi” has been pulling off for many many years.  For she is far – far – more corrupt, crooked, and criminal than Hillary.

And like Hillary, her husband is her partner in crime.  Just like Hillary and Bill Clinton, Dianne Feinstein and Richard Blum should be in jail for the rest of their lives.

The crookedness – indeed treasonous crookedness – of Feinstein and Blum is almost beyond belief.  Equally beyond belief is the treasonous refusal of the Enemedia to expose it – exactly like their refusal to expose that of the Clintons.

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HALF-FULL REPORT 09/14/18

peanuts-on-trumpCountdown to launch – 53 days to go until November 6.  First thing to do is watch and read then-candidate Trump’s historical battle cry in late October 2016, posted on TTP this morning: We Are At The Crossroads of History Again.

His election was a great battlefield victory in the war against the Hate America Left – but that war is far from won.  The next great do-or-die battle looms before us on November 6.

Also posted this morning on TTP is Michael Walsh’s soaringly eloquent, Rage, Rage Against the Dying of the Dream.  The founding literature of Western Civilization is Homer’s Iliad, composed from centuries-old oral traditions around 700 BC.  It indeed starts with Homer’s immortal lines, which Walsh compares to the self-destructive rage of the Democrats today.

That’s just for openers.  This was an intense week, really bad for Google, Dems, the global libtard media, and good for the good guys.  Let’s go…

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WE ARE AT THE CROSSROADS OF HISTORY AGAIN

[This 5½ minute “Crossroads of History” speech/video by then-candidate Donald Trump was made in the closing days of the 2016 campaign, late October.  This coming November we reach the same crossroads of history once again.  Please watch, read the speech text below, send it to every single person you know, then work for a Red Wave this November 6 as if your and your country’s future depended on it – for it does. –JW]

"Our movement is about replacing a failed and corrupt political establishment with a new government controlled by you, the American People.

The Washington Establishment and the financial and media corporations that fund it exist for only one reason: to protect and enrich itself.

The establishment has trillions of dollars at stake in this election. For those who control the levers of power in Washington, and for the global special interest, they partner with these people that don't have your good in mind.

Our campaign represents a true existential threat, like they haven't seen before. This is not simply another four year election. This is a crossroads in the history of our civilization that will determine whether or not we the people reclaim control over our government.

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HIMALAYAN 75

Western Cwm of Everest at 7,000m/23,000ft, Everest to left, Lhotse straight ahead

Western Cwm of Everest at 7,000m/23,000ft, Everest to left, Lhotse straight ahead

Well, this is sobering – at least for me.  Two months from now, I turn 75.

How did it get here that fast?  I haven’t a clue.  What I do know is that the older you get, the faster time goes by.  Which means, I better not slow down.

My attitude towards life is one of undiluted gratitude.  Each one of us is unbelievably lucky to be alive, to be conscious of and participate in this world.

And what a world it is.  The wonders of our world, and your capacity to experience them, are endless.

I’ve been granted by good fortune to experience so much of our world, every country on the planet in fact.  Yet there is one place more than any other that keeps calling me back:  the Himalayas.  So that is where I’ll celebrate my 75th.  Care to join me?

The highest, most staggeringly gigantic mountains on our earth are here, eight of them over 8,000 meters.  You see two of them, Everest, highest of all at 8850m/29,028ft, and Lhotse 4th highest at 8516m/27,932ft, above.  Here they are from a different angle, and  the other six. We go to them all – by the world’s best high-altitude helicopters.

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HALF-FULL REPORT 09/07/18

kav-confirms-hearingRemember the theme of the HFR last weekA Masoquismo Continuo!  The motto of the Democrat Party-Libtard Media Complex: The Masochism Continues!

That went into hyper-drive this week.  As we know, self-styled liberal-leftie “progressives” are actually regressives advocating Venezuela as their future for America.

Okay, they’re politically regressive, but now we see before our eyes how they’ve become neurologically regressive.  They are actually turning their adult brains into those of children with no control whatever over their emotions.

Fully-adult Charles Grassley, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee in charge of Soon-to-be-Justice Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing, allowed the hearing to turn into a madhouse circus as it displayed for the world to see Democrats becoming children with spoiled brat temper tantrums.

The ultimate act of masochism is, of course, suicide.  It would be hard to get a better example of this than the death by virtue-signaling appeasement of the Left just performed by Nike.   POTUS asked the question everybody has:nike-fail There’s so much more.  The fun begins….

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IT GOES TO SHOW YOU NEVER CAN TELL

Leipzig, Germany, July 7, 2013

Leipzig, Germany, July 7, 2013

For over a thousand years, Leipzig has been one of Europe’s leading trade and cultural centers.

St. Nicolas Church was first built in 1165.  Subsequently transformed into a giant Gothic Cathedral, it was where Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) had several first performances.  The famous Leipzig Opera was founded in 1693. The Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra is one of the world’s oldest symphonic orchestras established in 1743.

Yet when I was first here in 1990 shortly after the fall of the Berlin Wall,  all of these magnificent structures and every other in the city were encrusted with black sooty grime.  Everything was an ugly mess after 45 years of Soviet Communist rule.

What Leipzig has become today would have been unimaginable to the people I met in 1990, in a total daze after living most all their lives amidst the cultural wreckage of Soviet Communist tyranny.  It’s now the Boomtown (“boom-stadt”) of Germany.

This was far from inevitable.  There is no “Arc of History” bending towards progress or justice or anything else – that’s just Marxist invented claptrap.

Here’s what history really is:

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ARETHA’S FAMILY SHOWS NO RESPECT

Among the Queen of Soul’s many memorable songs, the one most remembered is her massive 1967 hit, Respect.  Take a moment to enjoy:

Tragically, that was the one thing the Franklin family did not give her for her funeral on Friday, August 31.

Yesterday (9/03), the Associated Press ran a story carried around the world: Aretha Franklin’s Family Says Eulogy Was Offensive.

Well, of course, one would think, that must be the “very, very distasteful” eulogy delivered by a sociology professor infamous for being a hate-filled anti-white racist, Michael Eric Dyson.  But no, they took offense not at the worst eulogy to Aretha, but the very best.

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