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good-fridayWelcome to the Good Friday HFR!  For indeed it is a good Friday for the good folks of America, while not good at all for the wokeists who mean us harm.  It is a time for reflection, and while America’s redemption and resurrection remains a ways away, they got much closer to reality this week.

Wasn’t it just a very short time ago that Judge Engoron, Letitia James, and the entire Hate America media were celebrating they had bankrupted Trump with half-billion dollar fines, that they had finished him off politically?  Last week in fact.

Then comes Holy Week, and out of seemingly nowhere, POTUS is miraculously saved – by an appellate court slashing his bond by over 60%, while SEC approval vastly increases his wealth overnight… so on Tuesday morning (3/26) we are greeted with this:


Too much coincidence right at this time of year for this not to be Providence?  You decide, but the beliefs of many conservatives have been strengthened while those of the Woke have been shaken.



azores_coat_of_arms.jpgThere is a paradise of islands of staggering beauty and idyllic weather year round, that’s a tax haven and the cost of living is low, that’s self-sufficient in food and everything grows in abundance, that’s so peaceful and serene crime is virtually unknown and there’s a total absence of wokeism.

What’s more, the people who live here love liberty so much they’ve had this motto emblazoned on their coat of arms for centuries:  Antes morrer livres que em paz sujeitos Rather die free than live in peaceful subjugation.

Oh, you can fly there non-stop from the east coast in a few hours for a few hundred bucks.

Where and what are we talking about?  The Azores of Portugal. They, along with the other Atlantic Portugal island of Madeira, are what Rebel and I call Atlantic Paradises.

Our exploration this June 28-July 8 of Atlantic Paradises is for anyone in normal health. We stay in great hotels, enjoy fabulous food and wine, and have a marvelous fun time. Click on the link to enjoy all the photos – and realize you can soon be there.

Don’t you deserve a break from all the woke lunacy washing over all of us now?  Escape with Rebel and me to our woke-free Atlantic Paradises.  It’s our escape hatch – it can be yours too!  Carpe diem – life is short – the time for a life-memorable adventure is now! (Glimpses of Our Breathtaking World #289)


SKYE’S LINKS 03/28/24

exclusions-to-free-speech Plenty of serious stuff today, from Censorship to Lawfare and the train wreck that is Social Security. Plus Harvard showing students the best places for domestic ecoterrorism and how to do it, not to mention lunacy in the “Intelligence” Service, the coming Election, the Economy, and DEI. Buckle up, here we go.



hadza-tribesmenHumanity – Homo sapiens – began evolving from our Homo ergaster hominid ancestors in East Africa around a quarter-million years ago. In all that time since, only one group of us is directly descended from those first of us, still living in East Africa, practicing the original nomadic hunter-gather lifestyle of countless millennia, their DNA unrelated to any other people on earth, their language unrelated to any other.

They are the Hadza. It is with good reason anthropologists call them “the last of the first” – for there are less than a thousand of them left as cattle-herding and farming tribes continually encroach on the hunting grounds they need to survive.

The Hadza men hunt with bow and arrows, the Hadza women gather roots, tubers, fruits and berries. They have no villages. Living together in bands of 20-30, they encamp in small shelters of boughs and leaves wherever the men have killed an animal like an eland (their favorite), warthog or some baboons, make a fire (the ancient hand-twisted stick method) and feast on it until it’s time to move and hunt again.

They wear animal skins, supplemented with clothes they trade for with nearby tribes like the Datoga. They love to sing and dance around the campfire. They smile easily and laugh freely. The only metal I saw them have was Datoga-made arrowheads and knives traded for, and a couple of pots for cooking. It’s hard to imagine a more utterly basic and simple existence. Yet they live a far happier, purposeful, and satisfied life than a great, great many of our species elsewhere.

The Hadza live around Lake Eyasi on the floor of the Great Rift Valley at the base of the Serengeti Plateau in Tanzania. It’s in the deep South Serengeti where our Wheeler-Windsor Safaris are during the late Birthing Season of February-March before the Great Migration begins. You witness the most extraordinary wildlife spectacle on earth. Can you imagine seeing 200-300,000 wildebeest stretching across the Serengeti as far as the eye can see?

No picture does that justice, so you focus on the individual, like this mommy cheetah watching her cub’s reflection in a small pool.


Here is where humankind began amidst this primordial scene. And the Hadza have been here since that very beginning. It is such a privilege and honor to be with and learn from them. It is having life-memorable experiences like this that we aspire to give those who go on safari us. Let me know if you’d like to meet “the last of the first" on our Wheeler-Windsor Serengeti Birthing Safari in 2025. (Glimpses of Our Breathtaking World #288, photo ©Jack Wheeler)



deuces-wildPolicing has changed.

Police officers were once expected to be firm but fair, and decisive in action.  This was taught in police academy and reinforced in policy and roll calls put on by thick-necked sergeants.  Policing was a calling.  We had a mission and believed in it.

Discourtesy wasn’t condoned, but there were limits to being nice. When I show up at your door, you are having a bad day.  You are not happy to see me.  Whether you love or hate cops, something bad has happened and I have to do my job—which may not be what you want.

If I was a business no one in their right mind would want what I sell. The customer is not always right—in fact, they are usually wrong.  We allowed for people not always being at their best, but business was business.

“Reasonable and Courteous” didn’t come at the expense of the mission; when the cop said, “Stop, or else,” the fun ended.  Many crooks declined to fight the police knowing this.



illegals-crossingI entered duty with the U.S. Border Patrol in 1995, back when there were only 5,000 people (Agents and support personnel) in all of the USBP. I was the Director of the Aircraft Maintenance Facility in Del Rio, Texas in the Del Rio Border Patrol Sector

My guys maintained Piper Super Cubs and Aerospatiale A-Star AS-350 helicopters for our cadre of pilots. Back then, the Chief Pilot and I collected daily Air Operations performance data.

The pilots annotated (after flight) on their flight logs how many aerial-assisted apprehensions (APPs) they performed as well as the number of GOT AWAYs pilots counted from the air.

Border Patrol Agents performing flying duties would detect and follow tracks in the desert, (called “cutting sign”) and when those tracks stopped or disappeared, such as at a paved road where groups of illegal aliens were picked up, those tracks left in the desert were counted as GOT AWAYs.

The Chief Patrol Agent of Air Operations at El Paso collected the data from each of the ten Border Patrol Sectors’ Air Operations and published the data as “Measures of Performance” as required by the Government Accountability Office.

Monthly and annual reports went to Congress, the Chief of the Border Patrol, the INS Commissioner, and because the Border Patrol was part of the DOJ at the time, the Attorney General.

The annual report was fairly uniform across all of Border Patrol Air Ops – Border Patrol Pilots conducted about a million aerial-assisted apprehensions per year and counted, across all Sectors, about two million GOT AWAYs.



monster-of-sefarCharlatans like Erich von Daniken convinced many gullible readers of his books this “monster” was of an alien in a space suit. Real archaeologists know it’s of an ancient tribal shaman, to be found among the greatest profusion of prehistoric rock art on earth over 10,000 years old in a remote plateau of the Algerian Sahara called the Tassili n’Ajjer.

There are no roads – you must climb up here with pack mules carrying your supplies. No one lives up here, it’s uninhabited. You’ll be among spectacularly gigantic rock formations with over 300 huge natural rock arches, so geologically unique it seems unworldly. In the center of Tassili n’Ajjer known as the Tadrart is a vastly deep gorge, like a knife sliced open the mountain. Clamber down to the bottom and you will discover a forest of 2,000 year-old Saharan cypress trees – yes, a forest in the Sahara, remnants of when the Sahara was green millennia ago.

My son Jackson and I explored here in 2003. Perhaps it’s time to be here again. (Glimpses of Our Breathtaking World #28 photo ©Jack Wheeler)



commignctrolPresident Joe Biden’s Department of Justice announced on Saturday the launch of the National Extreme Risk Protection Order Resource Center — to the surprise of some congressional Republicans.

Attorney General Merrick Garland said in a Saturday press release that the new national resource center “will provide our partners across the country with valuable resources to keep firearms out of the hands of individuals who pose a threat to themselves or others.”

Extreme Risk Protection Orders (ERPOs), commonly referred to as “red flag” laws, allow authorities to confiscate firearms from a person whom a court deems to be a risk to himself or others. ERPOs also prevent a person from buying or possessing a gun for the duration of the order.

“The establishment of the Center is the latest example of the Justice Department’s work to use every tool provided by the landmark Bipartisan Safer Communities Act to protect communities from gun violence,” Garland said.



bidens-american-justice[TTP:  It’s delightful to see Americans taking steps to protect their own property and rights in the face of Judicial refusal to do their proper duty. Inertia (and feeling powerless) resists action, but every person who stands up and takes action encourages more people to do the same. Americans are waking up and gathering new self-determination!]

Landlords are now beating squatters at their own game. They are learning how to turn the tables by squatting on the squatters.

This concept of invading the homes of the squatters was made very public by Mr. Flash Shelton: He became a national inspiration to landlords when he employed bold strategies to evict a mother-daughter grifter team from his mother’s family home.

The dramatic event was recorded by Mr. Shelton and uploaded on YouTube.



rock-of-zanzibar It would be hard to find a more exotic restaurant than The Rock, perched on a coral outcropping off Michanwi Pingwe beach on the east coast of Zanzibar in the Indian Ocean. Start off with what I found to be the world’s best (and largest) piña colada, then tuck in to marvelous fresh caught grilled lobster along with an excellent French chardonnay. Finish with coconut tiramisù and a large cup of great Tanzanian coffee. Rebel and I will always fondly remember our experience here – and so will you should you ever visit the extraordinary island of Zanzibar. (Glimpses of Our Breathtaking World #287, photo ©Jack Wheeler)