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Monday, October 31, 2016

because they hate you 1 of 2


BECAUSE THEY HATE YOU
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note: a nice short article on the latest Hilary scandals.  Love the Star Wars reference:
http://www.oftwominds.com/blogoct16/Hillary-blast-points10-16.html
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This is a hilarious and insightful article:


The article was a funny diatribe against a specific corporation, which we can all relate to.  Of course, to be fair to Heckler & Koch, ALL corporations really hate their customers even as they pretend to kiss their asses.  At least H&K comes right out and says that civilian pukes are not the customers they seek and so please do not even waste their time.  They love government military and paramilitary groups and civilian posers just queer up the works with their complaints and demands.  Of course the government entity you are working really hard in an obsequious manner to cultivate as a customer is also going to be whinny and demanding but at least there you see a payday of a few hundred million rather than a measly $795.99 which is before costs and import duties.  The authors discontent is almost like someone hating the fact that Hummer’s used to be military only with no civilian sales.  Hey, if their product is just military bling, why even bother to hate? 

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Okay, German products can be HUGELY overrated.  Their electric shaver broke during its first week and cut my face up nicely.  Their People’s Car’s never need oil changes because the gaskets always leak-just keep adding oil to the top as it drips down the bottom.  Not to mention their electrical systems also seem to be screwy, and that was way before the current “out of the factory floor, we stuffed so many Windows microchips into your car nothing works properly” standard.  I would never over spend for German firearms even if they were available.  I would be concerned I’d be getting American quality with over engineering to ensure something was always needing replacing.  I get the authors hate and discontent.  But of course remember that most corporations hate you.  I used to think Japan was the exception, and then I owned two Subaru’s that didn’t last a hundred thousand miles without major work.  Well, I had two wives that owned Subaru’s, so I blame both the spouses and those little Ninja Nipponese bastards.

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All corporations hate their customers.  If they didn’t, their customers wouldn’t be the target of fraud.  And it isn’t just their CEO’s.  Sure, a CEO is a complete dumbass who wasn’t enough of a jock to get a physical education degree ( the only thing worse than Lesbian Basket Weaving degrees are those in PE and Business.  Those three are where the retards go to get their sheepskin.  I’m far more impressed with a small business owner that survived on the street than ANY business degree schmuck ), but they are also just as immoral if not worse than lawyers.  The entire economic structure of the country ( and, currently, most of the globe ) is corrupt, uneducated and worthless.  I love it when I’m reading book #456 about Gore Warming where we are told we must change our behavior to save the planet.  The same culture that invited nuclear Armageddon in exchange for profit has focused on raping the planet for even more money, and you think they are interested in stopping? 

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But, to the main point of the aforementioned article ( the specific company hatred is just a side note, for our purposes here ).  The author mentions our blind acceptance of certain firearms for a variety of reasons.  Here, he points to the HK marketing department ( but since his whole article is humorous and while heartfelt doesn’t seem to be deadly serious, we take that with tongue in cheek ) as the culprit, but alludes to the entire gun culture as far too cliquish and susceptible to the power of suggestion.   He vainly wishes that more folks would actually shoot the weapons they profess to love.  And I’m just as guilty as any.  Every time I read a novel with a fantasy of using an M60 machinegun to achieve tactical superiority, I nearly ruin another $50 e-book reader by throwing it across the room ( or, not as often, chucking a $15 paper book in a similar manner ).  I was assigned one of those belt fed Nazi inspired hunks of crap and had the misfortune of becoming intimate with it.  What a vile turd.  Even without ammo you could barely tote the gun and all its accessories ( 20% of my body weight ), which wouldn’t be so bad if the thing actually protected you and your squad ( or, in our case being rear echelon security, the prissy officer pukes we had to protect ) but it was forever jamming.  If you haven’t fired the M60 you are just playing off the “cool” factor you got while watching movies.

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And yet, I then turn around and endorse the HK91 clones as an ideal survivalist rifle.  Have I ever fired one?  Yes.  Three rounds from a buddies gun.  Certainly not enough to evaluate its merits or lack thereof.  Some guns are easy to dismiss.  The Mosin-Nagant, lacking a gas bleed safety when ammunition was far less reliable than it is now and hence needing one, is the last rifle in the world you want in the future when age corroded or improvised chemical ammunition is going to be used.  The Slavic bastards that designed, approved and built the gun not only hated the peasant soldiers that would wield them, they obviously also hate you.  They want your face to be melted and/or missing vital pieces.  A lot of guns you should avoid just on general principle.  Like most of the American gun companies those management endorsed any import ban so as to capture more market share.  Nobody is going to miss the shoddy commie junk Chinese SKS, soft wood and soft metal leading to slam fires.  But we sure do miss the OPTION of owning one if that is all we can afford.

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Or how about those companies that killed our servicemen ( and pretty soon our service-bitches, I’m sure )?  Such as Colt.  I’ll NEVER buy from those dingus suckers.  Screw them very much.  It is bad enough when you are drafted for no other reason than empire building ( hard to argue that Vietnam was ever going to benefit the peasant-citizens as they had no oil ), and the Army officers are office politic educated idiots completely lacking a pinch of common sense, and your political master from all the way back to Washington believe your only purpose in life is for you to be cannon fodder, then to add insult to injury you are given a rusted jammed piece of plastic crap from profit-at-the-price-of-any-quality-whatsoever-from-Colt as a rifle. 

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I might have rambled a bit too much.  This article is following the Beware Of Hyped Guns thread.  More tomorrow.

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22 comments:

  1. “Okay, German products can be HUGELY overrated.”


    German products were actually top of the line at one time, back when they were still German before becoming Chinese. Just ask my Chinese Grundig radio :D But my GE Super Radio (At one time a good radio) ended up being the biggest piece of shit of all! They cheapened the circuitry, and now it drifts like a gypsy on crack!

    My old man hated the pacific gas & electric company so bad that he went out and blew $40k on solar panels to stick it to them. It's funny to see during the elections some of the contributions that these corporations make and to whom. PG&E, Levi Strauss, and many others here in the PRK, donated heavily to the no on 8 deal, so that Tadd could pack Biff's poop chute in holy matrimony. Good lord what a sick society we've become.

    As a side note, here's kindle book ($2.99: free if you have kindle unlimited as is the book below) that came in my Amazon suggestions this morning that you might wish to check out James:

    Dirt Cheap Valuable Prepping: Cheap Stuff You Can Stockpile Now That Will Be Extremely Valuable When SHTF, by Cal Wilson

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00TREMB0C/ref=pe_851910_213346580_em_1p_6_lm


    Here's one that some of the minions that are in debt may wish look at:

    How to Live in a Car, Van or RV--And Get Out of Debt, Travel and Find True Freedom, by Robert Wells.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008S129XY/ref=pe_851910_213346580_em_1p_7_ti

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    1. Thanks for the recommendations-I believe I've seen both of them. If so, I've had close to zero luck with KU on non-fiction. Careful paying for it.

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  2. As a mechanic, I can expand on the nordic cars (VW, BMW, Volvo, and Porsche). Get yourself a basic set of metric tools and you can work on every brand of vehicles until you get to those. Then you run into triple square fasteners and all kinds of crap.
    Buy a scan tool, and it works on everything but those. The software package you need to work on them costs almost as much as the scan tool itself.
    Anyone try changing the lightbulb on a new Beetle? It took me two hours to figure that out (no manuals available at the time). And then we get to the cost of parts. I had a VW come in with bent valves, those cost 90 dollars each and there was 5 per cylinder, 20 total. My cost.
    No thanks, I will pass on anything German engineered.

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    1. Glad to see I'm not the only one peeved about the supposed quality issue with Kraut krap.

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    2. Buy a older British made car and you have to buy a whole new set of whitworth sized tools to work on it. The Brits had there own sized tool that metric or imperial didn't fit.
      Aussie

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    3. I'd never heard that before. I guess when you have Betamax battling VHS, the loser looks silly after the fact.

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    4. If you have an older Brit car, you have the money (and need) to buy those tools. Helicopters have a better operation/maintenance ratio

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    5. What is the average military copter life before complete tear-down? I think 600-800 hours. Yep, the things are terribly needy. There is what your brit car is being compared to. Funny.

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    6. Here in Australia we drive on the left the sam as they do in the UK so we used to get lots of British cars dumped on our shores, and they were mainly nasty little hunks of crap. Dad bought a landrover new in about 1975 because we needed a 4 wheel drive and he didn't want one of those Japanese hunk of crap because they tried to invade us when he was a kid. That bloody thing spent more time broken down than it did going, the gear stick fell out when it was about 6mths old, even when it was going it ran bad, blowing heap of smoke. And we needed a set of whitworth spanners.
      Aussie

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    7. Dad should have embraced his enemy and been afraid of his allies. Hey, we nuked the little slant eye bastards, that should have been enough payback. Seriously, I can never believe anyone buys any kind of car besides Japanese. You want to spend $20k+ on a piece of crap as a political statement? Not that this was as obvious in 1975-although we got lucky and bought a Chevy Luv then, which had a Jap motor and US body. The thing is STILL running.

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    8. Was thinking about getting a Chinese scooter minion here James. It's my understanding that the early Japanese stuff left a lot to be desired, and people were saying the same about it as they are today about the Chinese products. Of course, as we all know, the Japanese ended up with a superior product in the end, and hopefully the Chinese products will shape up someday as well.

      I've decided against the Chinese scooter, for the time being anyways. Too many headaches to deal with, and I was never much in the handyman department as were my father and brother. I live strictly by the keep it as simple and maintenance free as possible method from here on out. I also had a Chevy Luv 4x4 one time as well. It was a mechanically sound truck, but it was so gutless that it was worthless in a sense. The Chevy Luv was an Isuzu Pup with Chevy labels.

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    9. Chinese stuff will NEVER equal Jap. Two very different cultures.

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    10. In the US you got the Latino hoards to the south, In Australia we always had a deep seated fear of the yellow hoards to the north. Dads generation were shitting bricks in 1942 thinking the japs were about to invade and most of that generation wouldn't here a bad word said against the Yanks our perceived saviours. In 1975 Australia hadn't long pulled out of 3 wars in south east Asia, Vietnam, Borneo and Malaya. Much of the escalation of the Vietnam war was due to Australian lobbying to stem the communist yellow hoard. In 1975 the Australian government was tooling up big time for a fight with Indonesia in Papua New Guinea, shots were fired, blood spilt.

      Can be to hard on dear old dad, his patriotic racism was understandable for those of his generation. A Toyota would have been more logical but at least he was prepared to put his money were his mouth was.
      Aussie

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    11. Actually James, the Chinese do have the ability to turn out high quality products when they are held to certain standards, but that doesn't seem to be happening in most cases. As an example, most of the high end knives produced today are Chinese and are of good quality. Also, in the world of smartphones, the Apple products are Chinese from the chipsets on up, and that's probably the best smart device out there.

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    12. In the next generation, I'm sure nobody will understand why we hated Muslims. Not that we should-its a slight of hand both justifying oil and increased govt. control-but that is the popular image anyway. I have nothing against racism or xenophobia-they are tribal survival technigues. Mostly, I'm puzzles why present day Americans insist on buying American cars. If you buy one, you support bail outs. If you buy Japanese, you support American workers as well as foreigners. Buying Detroit you just support getting poor quality.

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    13. 337-yes, Chinese products CAN be quality. But Japanese stuff IS quality. The Japs, being homogenous, decided quality was the way to go. The Chinese decide individually. Japan could control their tribal purity, the Chinese with invasion and integration, not even close.

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  3. In fairness to Colt, the original USAF M16-A1 had a chrome bolt which fouling didn't stick to so it ran cleaner. The .mil didn't want to pay extra for chrome, so they got what's now (inappropriately) considered standard, black phosphate which fouling does stick to and gum up the works. If you were an executive at Colt at the time, I assume you also would provide the rifle with the options as ordered, not eating the cost of a chrome bolt out of your profit.
    Peace out

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    1. What I read was that the barrel and bolt were both inadequately treated so rust easily started in the jungle. The fouling is just an "accepted" issue never resolved.

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    2. The Army specified Olin ball powder instead of the IMR stick type the rifle was designed for. That left fouling that attracts moisture and screwed the pooch. Then they chromed the chamber and bore and told them they did have to clean them after all.

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    3. The Army could screw up a wet dream.

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  4. The wife and I bought a Bosch oven and Bosch dishwasher both had problems according to the repairman they are so over-engineered it costs more to get to the parts that are faulty than they are worth.Dishwasher has an extra tub inside with a faulty sensor that determines when the dishes are clean so dishwasher runs for 4-6 hours. Over engineered crap.Lake Erie Pirate

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    1. I think all the positive economic press I read on Germany is based on 10-20 year out of date info. Like the idiot that blames summer travel on gas prices instead of stock market speculators.

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