Welcome to my World of Wonderment

Our planet is a neat place, full of weird and unusual people doing weird and unusual things. One oddball thing I like to do is geocache. What other activity is there that makes people travel hundreds of miles to climb a mountain, wade a river, and fight a Bigfoot, just to be the first person to sign a piece of paper rolled up in a 35mm film canister stuffed in the knot hole of a tree? I can't think of any other sport that has such a great mix of technology and the wonderful outdoors. A lot of geocaches are placed in a beautiful setting, or hidden in a challenging or unique way, or in a historical setting. Geocaching allows the finder to share in some of the hiders favorite places, and along the way you get to meet some interesting characters, and occasionally learn something new. While this blog is primarily a geocaching blog, I also use this place to post the occasional funny video or weird news story, or as a platform to rant or rave about something I really have to share. But for the most part this website is about you, the weirdo walking around in circles, talking into your GPS unit like it's a phone, pretending your taking pictures of a phone booth to find find the tiniest micro-cache, or circling your car around and around a light pole in a parking lot trying to retrieve a cache without even getting out of your car.


Citizens of Iowa Try to Arrest Karl Rove


Four Iowans were arrested today while attempting to make a Citizens'
Arrest of Karl Rove in Des Moines, Iowa. Citing Iowa Code provisions
for making Citizen's Arrests as well as citing Federal Statute
violations they claimed Rove had violated, the four were stopped at
the gate of the Wakonda Country Club in Des Moines where Rove was
scheduled to speak at a Republican Fundraiser.

The four arrested were retired Methodist minister and Peace and
Justice Advocate, Rev. Chet Guinn, 80, as well as three Des Moines
Catholic Workers, Edward Bloomer, 61, Kirk Brown, 25, and Mona Shaw,
57. All four were cited for trespassing and released.

The four maintained that they were acting within the guidelines of
Iowa Code that obligate private citizens to make such an arrest if
they believe a felony has been committed and turn Rove over to police
officials to bring Rove before a judge for formal indictment. By law,
a federal judge should consider the charges and determine if an
indictment should be made.

Brown and Shaw made a similar attempt last March when Rove spoke at
the University of Iowa, Iowa City. Brown and Shaw were arrested and
released without charges following that attempt. Deaths in the Middle
East since the March attempt number in the thousands including, 151
more US troops have been killed in Iraq, and 284 killed in Afghanistan
as well as far more citizens of those two nations.

Rove remains unindicted and recently refused to cooperate with a
Congressional subpoena in the Valerie Plame leak investigation.
Despite mounting evidence of Rove's wrongdoing concerning leading the
U.S. to war as well as other actions, Congress and the U.S. judicial
system remain reluctant to bring charges against either Rove or the
Bush administration. Recent evidence includes Articles of Impeachment
that will again be presented by Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich
tomorrow. Vincent Bugliosi's new book "The Prosecution of George W.
Bush for Murder" carefully lays out a case against Bush and his
administration for war crimes and felony murder. Bugliosi was
prosecutor for the Charles Manson Family murders and author of the
book "Helter Skelter," which dealt with that crime.

To date there have been 4125 US Military deaths in Iraq, 896 in
Afghanistan, 66,775 casualties (wounded as well as those removed for
other injuries and illnesses), and more than 200,000 Iraqi and Afghani
citizens killed and many, many more wounded.