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    The Untold Truth Of Mountain Men
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    The Untold Truth Of Mountain Men

    August 18, 2019


    Even if producers at the History Channel knew
    they’d struck gold when they cast the stars of Mountain Men, they couldn’t have predicted
    just how rich the vein they’d hit. Here are just a few tidbits of trivia that
    never made it to television screens, all about the toughest guys in the world. Eustace Conway’s School Beef Inspired by Henry David Thoreau, Eustace Conway
    ran his North Carolina-based nature school on his own property for over two decades without
    incident. But in February 2012, county officials claimed
    they discovered some safety violations and shut it all down. “The county government has issued Eustace
    a cease and desist order, telling him to shut down his nature school, saying his buildings
    don’t meet code.” Conway and his staff were shocked at the county’s
    sudden crackdown, since he said that the county’s previous inspections hadn’t ever found any
    problems: “We’ve never had anybody hurt by one of the
    buildings, we’ve never had any health issue here, and so like after 26 years that’s a
    pretty strong statement.” He and his staff didn’t see how they could
    comply with the new demands: “If we complied to everything that the county
    is requesting, we would cease to exist as we are. It’s just not an option.” Conway thought he’d been wronged, and took
    his fight to the courts. Fortunately, the state stepped in and passed
    a law providing an exemption for his school in 2013. Not Very Neighborly About ten months into Conway’s dispute with
    the county, he got into a fight with his neighbor, Margaret A. Palms. She told The High Country Press that they
    were once good friends, until Conway disputed the property line they’d shared for years. The argument reached a head in December 2012. Palms told the Press: “He went and tied our gate shut, so we couldn’t
    get out and he put posters all over our gates, mailboxes, fences. Then he put big wooden barriers, so we couldn’t
    get out. He just kind of went nuts.” But Conway got another good break. In May of the following year, The High Country
    Press reported that the charges had been dismissed. Tom Oar’s One-Day Audition People who live off the land are unfairly
    stereotyped as being a little crazy. But, indeed, some folks who decide to go off
    the grid are gifted with more of that special something that makes for great reality TV. Take Tom Oar, for example: on the recommendation
    of Oar’s neighbor, Mountain Men followed him around for a day before they decided he had
    to be on television. Of course, they probably didn’t take into
    account some of the things that they might have to endure, like follow him on a three-day
    hunting expedition whilst carrying 25 pounds of camera equipment. If anyone was crazy in this situation, it
    might have been the crew. Oar’s Business Boom Unlike some reality-television personalities,
    Tom Oar has adjusted pretty well to his newfound fame. Selling moccasins, custom knives, and other
    wilderness goodies, Mountain Men’s Oar cleans up, as viewers have started clamoring for
    his goods. If you’re interested in buying some of it,
    however, we have bad news: Oar doesn’t have an internet presence, which means you have
    to get your butt to Yaak, Montana, if you want some genuine merchandise. If he’s not sold out, that is. Charlie Tucker’s House Was A Local Attraction Before Mountain Men started, Charlie Tucker
    was already a local celebrity in North Maine woods. Not only did everyone in town know about the
    guy who built a cabin with his own hands, his house was also one of two stops on a day-long
    tour. After taking the tour themselves, producers
    saw in Tucker a “willpower and stubbornness” that told them he had to be on their show. Protector Of The People Years before he gained fame on Mountain Men,
    Rich Lewis was already hailed as a hero in Montana for his reputation for mountain-lion
    fighting. In 2007, a mountain lion ran amok in Twin
    Bridges, Montana, killing two dogs. Had it been left alone, there’s no telling
    what it would have done next; fortunately, the Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Parks
    reached an agreement with Lewis and set him loose on the cougar. He took it out before it could harm any other
    animals—or worse, someone’s child. Rich Lewis’s Dog Delivery In season four of Mountain Men, Lewis lost
    his best friend, his dog Brandy. Bill Lane, Dan Turner, and Lucas Sims, all
    fans of the show, knew they needed to do something, so they brought him a new canine companion. To make this heartfelt gesture, the trio journeyed
    1,700 miles to Lewis’ off-the-grid homestead. It’s Good For Local Business When the History Channel decided to send camera
    crews to follow Lewis and Oar through remote areas of Montana, they probably didn’t anticipate
    the good it would do. Rather than send their own crews out into
    the wild, producers hired the local Warm Springs Productions crew to film the wilderness buffs. By 2013, the company employed roughly 70 people
    and needed to move into a larger facility. In addition, Mountain Men led to other gigs,
    like filming for the Travel Channel’s Making Monsters. Marty Meierotto: Life Saver Because of the public’s fascination with these
    rugged outdoorsmen, newspapers and magazines have taken it upon themselves to find out
    more about them. This isn’t always a good idea. Field & Stream magazine sent Bill Heavey to
    spend some time with Marty Meierotto. As the writer followed Meierotto around during
    an Alaskan winter for three days, he quickly discovered he was out of his element. At one point, Heavey tried to make it back
    to Marty’s cabin on his own, and got lost. Luckily, Meierotto knew what he was doing,
    and was able to save the reporter from becoming a popsicle. Thanks for watching! Subscribe to our YouTube channel to watch
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    Mountain Men fact surprised you the most…

    Man Drowns In Lake Ray Hubbard After Sailboat Mishap
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    Man Drowns In Lake Ray Hubbard After Sailboat Mishap

    August 17, 2019


    REPORTER: IT HAS BEEN AN EXHAUSTING WEEKEND FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT. MINUTES BEFORE THIS VIDEO SHOT THIS GROUP WAS IN A FRANTIC SEARCH. WE ARE HOPING THAT WE COULD SEE HIS HEAD. REPORTER: THE LIEUTENANT WAS FLAGGED OUT WHEN A 48-YEAR-OLD MAN SAILING WITH HIS FATHER GOT HIT BY THE BOOM AT THE BASE OF THE SALE, APPARENTLY IT HAD TIED DOWN. THE DAD TRIED TO THROW A PERSONAL FLOTATION DEVICE OUT, IT DIDN’T WORK. REPORTER: THE FATHER COULDN’T GET THE MOTOR TO START, SO THE BOAT AND HIS SON DRIFTED APART. IT WAS VERY DENSE. WE HAD JUST DEALT WITH ONE THIS MORNING. REPORTER: A FEW HOURS EARLIER TIME TEAMS PULLED ANOTHER BODY FROM THE WATER AFTER CALLING OFF THE SEARCH TWICE FOR DANGEROUS WATER CONDITIONS. IT WAS HARD FOR OUR BOATS TO STAY IN PLACE. REPORTER: THEY FOUND THE MAN CLOSE TO WHERE HE WENT UNDER. THE SWIMMER SAVED HIS STRUGGLING FRIEND BY HANDING OVER AND LIFE VEST. IT DOESN’T TAKE MUCH TO GET YOU PULLED OVER — UNDER. REPORTER: BOTH MEN WERE BROUGHT BACK TO THE DOCK WITHIN AN HOUR OF ONE ANOTHER AND NEITHER WERE WEARING A LIGHT TEST.

    All About Kim Jong-un – Supreme Leader of North Korea – 김정은
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    All About Kim Jong-un – Supreme Leader of North Korea – 김정은

    August 13, 2019


    Welcome to the Investors Trading Academy event
    of the week. Each week our staff of educators tries to introduce you to a person of interest
    in the financial world. This could be a person in government or banking or an important investors
    or trader, on just someone making the financial headlines in recent days.
    Much of the early life of Kim Jong-un is unknown to Western media. Presumably born in North
    Korea, Kim Jong-un is the son of Ko Young-hee, an opera singer, and Kim Jong-il, who was
    the military-oriented leader of the country for over a decade until his death in 2011.
    Kim Jong-un has continued the country’s nuclear testing and what is believed to be
    the development of missile technology despite international disapproval. He has pledged
    to focus on educational and economic reforms and is more mediagenic in his approach to
    leadership than his father. In the summer of 2012, it was revealed that
    Kim had taken a wife, Ri Sol-ju. While the couple’s exact wedding date is unknown, one
    source reported it as 2009. It has also been speculated that the couple have a child.
    North Korea’s controversial supreme leader Kim Jong-un has an estimated $5 billion at
    his disposal, according to the Huffington Post. The UN says this money should be spent
    on raising standards in this impoverished country and on its people but much of it isn’t.
    He reportedly spends an average $30 million each year on importing liquors into the country
    for his elite circles. His favorites are whisky and cognac, but not just any brands. He prefers
    the more expensive kinds such as Hennessy which can cost up to $2,145 for the best bottle.
    Kim spares no expense when it comes to his diet. He’s been known to order in top quality
    pork from Denmark, caviar delivered from Iran, Chinese melon and steaks of Kobe beef, a Japanese
    delicacy. While the exact figure he spends on feeding himself and his inner circle the
    best cuisine in the world is not known, the sum is estimated to be in the millions.
    Most people will only ever dream of owning a yacht, but Kim Jong-un is the proud owner
    of a 200-foot yacht that was described by his friend Dennis Rodman as a “cross between
    a ferry and Disney boat”. The top-of-the-line Princess yacht is kitted out with a Fendi
    interior and is valued at a cool $8 million. The Telegraph reports that the textbooks taught
    in North Korean schools apparently claim that Kim was a child prodigy who learned how to
    drive at the tender age of three. What is true is that he has quite an impressive garage.
    It’s been reported that he owns up to 100 cars after beginning to collect them at a
    very young age. His favorite brand is Mercedes-Benz. Kim recently gave an inside glimpse at his
    newly re-vamped private jet aptly named Air Force Un – a reference to the United States’
    Presidential aircraft, Air Force One. Having added luxurious touches like crystal ash trays
    and leather couches, the new look is a lot more lavish than the plane’s previously
    clinical interior and is likely to have cost him around $1.5 million.