News From The American Redoubt:


The ultimate in politically incorrect ammo: Jihawg. (Made in Idaho, of course.)

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I recently watched a few episodes of the murder mystery television show Longmire, via Netflix. The show is supposedly set in Wyoming. But the timber just didn’t look right to me. So I did some checking and it turns out that they actually film the show in and around Las Vegas, New Mexico. (Coincidentally, the same town where the original Red Dawn movie was filmed.) And I learned that the leading man (Robert Taylor) is actually an Aussie! (His American accent is flawless.)

FWIW, I think that Wyoming was a very unrealistic choice for a murder mystery show locale. In just the first season of Longmire there were something like 14 murders in the fictional “Absaroka County.” Talk about a crime spike! If that happened in my county, then I’d be living in undiluted mortal fear. In reality, Wyoming’s murder rate bounces around 2 people per 100,000 per year. In 2011, for example, there were only 11 people murdered statewide–and that in a state with only 568,000 residents. (By the way, just a couple of double homicides thoroughly skews the statistics for some years.) Well, do the math! Absaroka County must a have a murder rate more like Chicago than Cheyenne. If they were making realistic television, then Wyoming would be much better suited to a “mailbox vandalism mystery show” or better yet, a “unsolicited zucchini delivery mystery show.”

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WSU starts sperm bank for honeybees. (Thanks to RBS for the link.)

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Saturday, June 22nd, the Sustainable Business Council is sponsoring their Garden City Localfest at Caras Park in Missoula, Montana from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.. 

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Idahoans file lawsuit against Oregon fruit company

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If you want to get some serious pepper spray, then consider Counter Assault, which is made in Kalispell, Montana.

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