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Friday, January 29, 2016

no ugly bitches


NO UGLY BITCHES

You’ve seen the T-shirts.  No Fat Bitches.  Of course, usually the only idiots wearing those shirts are guys who are probably never going to get laid, or if they do it is a gal setting him up for failure financially.  I mean, HELLOOOOO!  You exclude fat bitches, there goes way over half the available market.  Plus, even gals that look as close to perfect as you are going to get outside a few geographical areas like Hollywood or Rich Bitch Enclaves like Boca Raton or something similar have issues with their self esteem and if there is one thing you don’t have an issue with it is a girls weight.  Personally, I don’t care where they land on the scale as long as it isn’t obese or pear shape.  Otherwise, as long as they are proportionate it is all about Plump In The Right Places.  If a gal is looking too much like a dude, where the hell is your head, anyway?  Just saying.  Having said that, it is also hard to find a gal that is truly ugly.  Most look good just for the fact of being female in the first place.  Sure, some might have slipped off the top of the Ugly Tree and hit a branch or two on the way down, but they usually have plenty of redeeming values to counteract that.  For instance, how much am I going to be put off with a weird face if I’m busy looking at other parts of her?  Even a truly ugly gal, if she carries herself in a sexy way, can get by with a two bagger face ( plus, let‘s be honest, in the end almost all are pretty unappealing, so it is a good thing that beauty is in the eye of the beholder and old guys lose their eyesight ). 

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Of course, natural selection isn’t so forgiving as I in purging ugly bitches.  The frank matter is that come the die-off, no ugly bitches need apply ( and the same applies for weak males, so don’t go stupid Fem Lib on me ).  If you look at Black males at the crap end of the stick, you can see the selection process at work.  First thing, most males originally captured tended to be warriors, but even if they were not, if they were just part of a family swept up in a slave raid, they had to survive the voyage over.  The stronger ones did.  Then, the stronger males had to survive working the plantation.  Lately, the stronger males had to survive urban gangs ( only a lucky few weaker smarter males were groomed for college on scholarships and placed in government subsidized jobs as showcases-and don’t throw the racist card at me.  Except for the college and make work jobs, the process was the same throughout history for any race of slaves ) and prison.  All in all, for the majority, weaker members were pruned ( this is pretty important if you are a weak white fool in the path of superior warrior tribes ).

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A die-off is the accelerated version of the slave trade and ghetto.  Only the stronger males get enough food to eat ( think the litters of pets where the strong take the milk, leaving the weak to suffer ).  And only the choicest females are selected.  Now, I’m not just talking about looks.  Brain dead blond bimbos with vacant stares and huge racks ( I anticipate a rejection of silicon fakery, as the Alpha males will desire desirable offspring.  Larger breasts need to be passed down generically, not through non-existent plastic surgeons ) might have a limited appeal but more than likely intelligence will be better regarded than today ( rich folks, marrying off daughters to cement political alliances, need an able implanted politician ).  One size will not fit all, but you can bet that all the useless ones, either in sex appeal or intelligence, will not be passing on their genes.  In a food scarce environment, it is a sellers market and you need to be at the top of your class to even put in an application.  Good luck.

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Thursday, January 28, 2016

eating wheat


EATING WHEAT

When you think of wheat you think of bread.  If you’ve read any history and think yourself a smart ass, you also think about gruel ( as we just covered Ratchet Tech, think of bread as a Ratchet Menu.  Once bread became widespread, no one wanted to go back to gruel.  No surprise there ).  And really wheat is basically just bread, but you can fix it in so many different ways that you can overcome taste fatigue to a good extent just by making pancakes or biscuits or crepes or flatbread or waffles or muffins or toasted/ground kernels or popped kernels or soaked kernels or tortillas instead of just plain bread.  I mean, sure, you ARE going to get sick of wheat.  You can’t affordably stockpile enough variety to avoid it.  There is no avoiding the condition.  You can make the problem less serious by eating wheat every day now, before you have to.  The whole point of the saying “store what you eat and eat what you store” isn’t to get repeat business for the freeze dried companies but to minimize taste fatigue. 

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So let me share with you how I ate wheat for nearly the last twenty years.  If I can do it, anyone can, because I am no cook.  Not even by the loosest definition.  I regard food as fuel and I buy the cheapest fuel I can get without sacrificing nutrition.  Cooking past bachelor level basic competency is getting way too fancy with something that is just fuel ( if they had Human Pellets I could buy by the bag, and if humans didn’t have a built in craving for variety, I would be all over that ).  When I started out seriously eating whole wheat ( we ate WW bread like crazy when I was a kid.  I got away from that for a time after I went off on my own- a bad start with the typical military diet of white starch and grease ) when I got seriously poor, I started out as simple as I could.  Waffles or flatbread was about all I ate.  Waffles and butter in the morning with a lunch of dry flatbread ( cooked by the foot high stack once a week and refrigerated ).  I ate a LOT of waffles and flatbread as my job was being the only male in a dollar store.  I lifted a lot of boxes.  But I never got hungry at work.  Whole wheat and butter did the trick.  Of course, I was also living in Florida and didn’t need extra calories warming myself in the winter.   When I moved to Nevada ( high desert, people, HIGH.  Low desert, hot like the dickens, a preview of where most of you are going if you don’t mend your ways, that is Las Vegas ONLY.  The southern tip of the state.  The rest of the state is high desert.  Dry and cold and high elevation.  Mongolia, not the Sahara ) I actually ate less whole wheat.

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I was living in Carson City and my job was walking and not much else.  I ate whole wheat in the morning and white bread for lunch.  I was burning a lot less calories.  So mornings were mostly flatbread with just enough waffles for variety.  Remember, this was every day.  I was too poor to eat anything else but wheat, except for dinner ( that kept the taste fatigue in check, my preferred meat and potatoes for dinner ).  When I moved up here to Elko I mostly kept the same menu, but adjusted for off grid.  After a bit, I had to go back to lunch whole wheat.  Between burning calories as heat with biking to work and the steadily increasing work load where I stayed out in the cold loading the work truck with donations, I needed more calories.  I started doing nuke bread to use the electricity at work, rather than the propane at home ( nuke bread: waffle batter of just water and flour spread on a plate, nuked three minutes on each side ) and ate that dry for breakfast and with butter or bacon fat for lunch.  I did that for years.  Twice a day whole wheat.

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Note that bread was my main meal.  Only spreads or condiments accompanied it.  It wasn’t a sandwich cover, it was the meal.  At times it was half of my daily total calories.  It was healthier ( I’ll be damned if they will stick a hose up my ass, so I likes my fiber ), a darn sight cheaper, and it makes a wheat only diet after the Apocalypse no big deal at all.  Twenty years of whole wheat at breakfast ( yes, now I’m cheating after being back on the grid.  I get whole wheat store bought bread, and toast it.  No more nuke bread.  Not after nearly seven years of it up to ten times a week.  The stuff is horrid tasting, even if fuel efficient and cheap ), with most of that time with an additional lunch of whole wheat.  And that is without much variety.  Wheat, it’s whats for the Apocalypse and Po Folk.

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

political puffery


POLITICAL PUFFERY

Follow the money.  Even if you don’t agree with me that the Federal Reserve ( privately owned ) Bank pulls the political strings, and controls the military industrial complex, as well as  the corporations ( the money moves the politicians which fund the military and control the companies ), surely you agree that money and power from whatever the source is what controls the politicians.  And if the politicians are mere puppets to that money ( the carrot ) and,  as last seen with Kennedy, puppets to the military industrial complex in bed with the intelligence agencies which wield the threat of the stick, why would you honestly believe that voting matters?  And if voting doesn’t matter, because whoever wins dances to the tune of the same  owners and controllers, why are we making such a big deal about who is running for office?  Already with the incessant blather of who is running, what their religions are, what their hair looks like, ad nauseam.  And I’m not even talking about the mainstream media.  I avoid that crap like it is the Black Plague wrapped in Ebola dipped in Barnyard Flu.  I’m talking about the quasi-doomer blogger press corps.  Yes, I know The Donald is a liberal disguised as a Republican.  So?  Bush The Shrub was a fascist disguised as a Republican.  Or, is The Donald a fascist disguised as a liberal disguised as a GOP candidate?  Who cares?!  If he has already been picked to replace the House Negro, thus it shall be.  Same with Hillary “I earned a 12,000% mark-up on my cattle futures while busting a cap in Foster’s head” Clinton.

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It would all be fascinating if our vote actually counted.  Electronic voting machines are about as accurate as a lie detector on a politician.  They are just props in political Kabuki theatre.  I’ve said it before, if the Libertarian Party LOST votes after Ruby Ridge and Waco, how can you believe they are actually counting the things?  That put me off voting and nothing has changed my mind since to believe otherwise ( to the contrary, everything I see reinforced my paranoia and cynicism ).  If voting could change anything, it would be declared illegal ( as a far brighter boy than myself said a long time ago ).  Voting aided the States seceding prior to the War Of Federal Colonization, after all.  We can’t have a repeat of that.  Gracious me, no.  Voting just stirs up the proletariat, and the rabble need our glorious leaders wise guidance after all.  Better if the illusion of control resides in the masses feeble minds and the Big Boys do things the right way behind the scenes.  So, talk your pretty little heads off about who deserves your All American Right To Vote.  The Jesus Freak who would NEVER turn the country into a Theocracy, the Successful Capitalist who would NEVER ship more jobs overseas if his companies could make more money, the Super Feminist who would NEVER add fuel to the fire of gender warfare, the Minority Figurehead who would NEVER enflame the ghettos.  If your vote mattered, so would those candidates views.  As it is, your vote only votes for your willing subjection and brainwashing.  Why, gee, just one more vote and I’ll help stop the 1% from raping me financially.  Sure it will.

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

rachet tech 2 of 2


RATCHET TECH 2

Another ratchet technology is muzzle loading black powder firearms.  A breech loader usually requires a higher tech than a village blacksmith can provide, although I could be wrong on that.  The Ferguson design was utilized at the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, and while I have the history on that, manufacturing details are spotty.  In that particular case, however, the bottleneck issue ( for future duplication purposes ) is the powder used.  To successfully use that breech loader, extra fine powder of German design is demanded-rather than the less refined powder used in the Brown Bess and others.  With regular powder, the residue works against the design as there is more to clog up with gunk.  With fine powder one can fire for dozens of rounds before cleaning is demanded.  Yet, the design of said powder is unknown in my literature on the Ferguson.  Regardless, we have enough examples of primitive blacksmithing yielding muzzleloaders that we know that they are definitely a ratchet technology.  “Hot Earth Dreams”, our source for the concept of ratchet tech,  cites the book “The Malay Archipelago” by A.R. Wallace.  Little Brown People were churning out firearms with regular blacksmithing tools and scrap iron.  So, it seems that if you can make a sword you can make a muzzleloader ( the firing mechanism was not discussed ).  My source was The Last Mountain Man book on the guy that dropped out of civilization to the wilds of Idaho during the First Great Depression. He smelted his own iron and made his own muzzleloaders.  Out in the wild.  Definitely a ratchet tech ( I don’t know if he also built bows-it has been a few decades since I read the book ).

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Will lower tech still be used?  Of course.  Just as today the price of ammunition forces some marginal fighters to resort to machetes instead of AK‘s, at least sometimes, so in the future all levels of tech weapons will be used together.  Bows for hunting or forest guerrilla warfare ( if you master your terrain, you can easily acquire a superior weapon.  Technology alone does NOT win a fight, not without all the intangible infrastructure supporting it ), edged weapons for every day defense and supplementing the rifle on the battlefield ( the bayonet was a direct replacement of the pike, used to nullify cavalry breaking formations.  This negated the need for mixed pike and shot which was cumbersome.  Effective pike was also expensive.  If you wonder why the WWI bayonets were so wicked long, most likely they were leftovers from needing the length to spear a horse.  Bayonets evolved from fixed formation against horse to a charge through camouflaging smoke while the other side was still reloading.  It devolved to charging machinegun nests. In the future it will supplement the rifle which will always be propellant poor due to nitrates supply constriction ).  If, in the future I foresee, powder supply is always an issue, artillery will be too costly to supply because of saltpeter poverty and it might just be the forgotten military branch ( not to say mechanical barrages won’t be used, just that the small amount of shoulder fired firearm powder will be problematic enough supplying, let alone for cannon ), allowing cavalry to once again be introduced ( there will in any case still be Dragoons and similar, although I see edged weapons as predominate enough to allow horse to be at least sometimes used as the shock weapon as originally conceived ).

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Ratchet tech is wonderful.  It places a floor under our descent.  It is nice knowing we don’t have to devolve all the way back to the Stone Age ( with the very import caveat that raw ore supply might be the game changer ).

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Monday, January 25, 2016

ratchet tech 1 of 2


RATCHET TECH

A ratchet is a bar or wheel with slanted teeth that allows a bolt to fall into in one direction only.  You are not allowed to fall backwards.  Ratchet Technology, according to Frank Landis of “Hot Earth Dreams” ( where I encountered the term.  I don’t know if this was original with him-and darn fine book, by the way.  I’m no fan of Gore Warming but his systems analysis made his $20 book a bargain ), is technology that is such an improvement that there is no need to use its predecessor, nor is it lost in a collapse.  His primary example is iron technology.  Bronze is superior to copper as the addition of tin makes it a better metal.  Tin is scattered in its locations.  To make bronze, vast trading networks needed to be maintained ( or in the case of the Romans, occupation and transport networks.  Britain was no easier than north of the Rhine to hold but the island had tin.  As India was to Britain, Britain was to Rome ).  Iron is superior to bronze, with the added bonus it is much more abundant, everywhere, and with the extra added bonus of doing away with that pesky tin problem ( with less strategic risk that trade brings ).  Who wouldn’t want iron over bronze, right?  Well, of course iron was a lot harder to work which was why it was never used instead of bronze in the first place.  It took quite some time before the technique was perfected, even with intense economic and strategic motivation ( kind of like how it took so long for our owners to discover the perfect President was a foreign Muslim homosexual-perfect malleable clay to be directed at will with little fear of that house negro getting uppity ).

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But once iron working was figured out ( Frank speculates that once that happened it could have been a cause contributing to the collapse at the end of the Bronze Age as all those intricate trade networks were no longer needed ), it was the New Normal.  Iron was too superior to NOT have, a military necessity if nothing else.  In a energy shortage, far less iron might be smelted but it was still nonetheless iron rather than bronze that was utilized.  Iron is a ratchet technology.  Once perfected in technique,  you don’t go back to the old ways because they are plainly inferior.  You have no reason to go lower tech.  It is like a boat design.  Once one proves its usefulness,  you don’t go back to an earlier model that was clearly its inferior.  Material availability might force you to improvise, such as foregoing fiberglass and using wood instead, but the newer design is still used.  His whole point was that Cyclic Thinking is a trap.  A Ratchet is the best analogy. 

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Another wonderful example given was that of a rocket stove.  Or even a solar oven.  Both are easier and cheaper to construct than their hundred year old predecessor, the pot bellied cast iron stove.  Who would go back to a potbelly, assuming you needed to construct one rather than if you already owned one, when, with a few clay bricks and some clay mixed with hay, you had a far more efficient stove?  The whole point of the rocket stove was to drastically reduce the amount of wood poor dudes were stripping from the rain soaked hillsides.  It sips wood rather than voraciously consuming it.  A rocket stove is everyone’s friend.  Cast iron is wonderful for heating, but no longer needed.  How much wood would you like to waste on an inefficient technology once your chainsaw is out of fuel ( the rocket stove was designed for cooking, originally.  You will find designs for a heating rocket stove, however.  I strongly suggest you avail yourself ).  More Next Article.

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Friday, January 22, 2016

survival math 2 of 2


SURVIVAL MATH 2

Two long cherished survivalist fantasies that do NOT add up correctly are charity and adding members to a group.  To make the math work, they must assume something really stupid like a zombie apocalypse which takes everyone away while leaving their canned goods ( Earth Abides is thought to be a classic Post-Apocalypse novel.  To my way of thinking, it was the original fuzzy thinking illogical logistics plot whence all zombie books sprung ).  Or, if they think themselves clever, the authors ignore such things as denuded soil, decimated livestock or polluted and paved over woods and instead create a fantasy novel where magic provides an enchanted kingdom next door to a suburban prepper fortress, full of wild game and super deluxe calorie filled and fat dense wild plants, where no other humans dare to share in the bounty.  Let’s take an atypical survivalist who is somehow smart enough to stock the crap out of food, but who then turns into a typical schmuck and wants to give some of it to charity or wants to increase the size of his group for whatever reason ( all morally upright reasons such as providing for the community and helping his fellow man, or more nefarious ones such as a power grab ).  Let’s do the math.  Simple, and everyone can relate ( unlike big numbers which lose their significance ).

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Stockpiled is twenty man years of food.  Four hundred pounds a year per person of wheat, providing a bare bones 1500 calories a day.  Five years per person, for a four member family.  Eight thousand pounds of wheat at $2k ( we will assume that the storage containers were free ).  A lot of survivalists spend more than that on one firearm with its magazines.  Most Yuppie families spend that much on their cell phone plans for the year.  If not more.  Plainly very do-able.  Eight thousand pounds sounds like a lot.  As does five years of food storage.  But let’s start adding people.  Just adding one parents parental unit is going to cut everyone’s rations to three and a third years each.  The parents are too old, of course, to be part of the protection force and so the fathers brother is included.  Now everyone is down to barely over two and three quarters years worth of food.  And that is just family.  The fathers best friend is an avid gun collector and combat veteran and has a reasonable amount of ammunition ( whereas the food owners didn‘t get enough ).  He adds to your military force so you believe it is advantageous to feed him and his wife and their one child.  Now everyone has just two years of food. 

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Unfortunately, the collapse comes at the onset of winter and everyone has just enough to eat to keep fornicating and both breeders see the Spring quite pregnant ( the condoms ran out the first month ).  And with enough food and barely enough medication left, the grandparents don’t die.  There is six thousand pounds of food left come summer and now eleven  eaters ( combination of increased eating during pregnancy and for nursing equals one extra person ).  Five hundred days of food remain.  If one were to plant any wheat, not the worst idea, a significant portion would need to be gambled.  In half a year, everyone would have gone from four more years plus, to only another year.  And all they did was invite family plus a guy and his minimal family to help protect everyone.  Simple math.

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Thursday, January 21, 2016

survival math 1 of 2


SURVIVAL MATH

I shouldn’t even have to write this article, as addition and subtraction is such simple math that anyone unable to comprehend it or utilize it should be the first ones in the stewpot ( not that I’m implying this applies to any of my regular minions.  After all, you are smart enough to stick with the best ).  Alas, we are all pretty busy trying to avoid getting screwed by our spouses, our bosses, our co-workers, our fair weather friends and anyone trying to sell us anything for any remaining cash in our pockets, and that doesn’t leave a lot of time to think clearly and rationally and without resorting to mental shortcuts, because immediate financial survival takes a lot of time and effort.  I don’t blame most people for failing to think about much of anything in those circumstances.  It wasn’t this way not too long ago and the fact that it is dog eat dog and every man for himself out there tells you how far along our collapse is ( dismissing social norms and cultural expectations is not the cause of a collapse but its symptoms.  Resource contraction causes collapses ).  Unfortunately, clear and concise thinking is your number one survival tool, far more important than cases of MRE’s or arsenals of semi-auto’s.  That tool is a lot harder to use than paper currency and blind obedience Group Think which tells you how to spend it.

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And even if it IS much harder to use, that is really just relatively speaking.  Clear thinking isn’t hard in concept.  You just learn to think for yourself rather than allowing others to do it for you.  When other people do your thinking, they charge a tax.  Sometimes that tax can approach 100% and last for years.  Being lazy can get expensive.  Anyway, let’s get back to simple survival math.  Too many mouths and too little food equals famines, and humans procreate much faster than new farmland can be cultivated ( if it can, at all ).  Malthus wasn’t just pulling some bizarre idea out of his ass.  He was much clearer and grounded in reality than Smith ever was.  Well, at least the followers of Smith, anyway.  But because Europeans had figured out how to colonize a few extra continents, full of folks without the advantages the White Boys enjoyed ( which, being White was NOT one of those ), a lot of otherwise semi-smart people got the silly notion in their head that population could expand forever and not starve.  Then, once carbon fuels got into everyone’s hands, nobody wanted to think about it at all.  Questioning the new god Fossil Fuel was to question your new found wealth and luxury and longevity.  It was just assumed, like there always being air to breath, that there would always be enough to eat ( after all, we started getting artificial fertilizers from the air, so it looked like the buffet was never going to run out.  One small detail of course was the infrastructure needed but more fundamentally, finite fuels were needed for the process.  Not the kind of detail you really should be ignoring ).  Malthus used pretty simple math, too.  But nobody liked his math.  Physics seems to be subject to popularity.

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

frantic preps 3 of 3


FRANTIC PREPS 3
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Selling your processions isn’t the worst way to come up with prep money.  Odds are they can’t survive the end of the grid ( computers, stereo, cars, etc. ) anyway, so why crush them in a desperate man hug and refuse to let them go?  A tiny amount of debt, as long as it doesn’t get added to an already existing huge amount, is a better bet than not prepping at all.  But by far the best way to truly prep is to not spend what you earn on other expenses.  Not spending is far easier than earning more, for the simple fact that every swinging cheese dingus out there is trying to earn extra money and there is too much competition out there ( a glut of pawn items, a glut of used overpriced consumer crap nobody wants to buy, a glut of credit extension requests, a glut of workers trying to achieve a raise when the company won’t even be in business in a year ).  On the other hand, only the former middle class fools caught in violent downsizing are trying to live cheaper.  When the car is being repo’ed and the house payment is six months late is NOT the time to be cutting expenses.  The time is before you have to, when you have the luxury of making mistakes and have a bit of financial leeway.  I will almost bet my left testicle that every single one of you reading this are going to be poor, very soon.  Do the smart thing and plan for that now.

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A week ago Wal-Mart announced a few hundred of its stores were closing ( this didn’t surprise me as they have been floundering forever, even closing some mega stores a shift overnight ).  Granted, most were the failed concept stores, the mini versions at about 10% of the size of the Super Center.  But some WERE Super Centers.  That is all you should need to know about this coming economic contraction.  The pinnacle of the global trading economy was Wal-Mart ( Wal-Mart didn’t start the made-in-China trend.  The Arabs and Peak Oil did that.  Wal-Mart was just the first to perfect the computer network needed to run at a profit while lowering prices overseas manufacturing promised ).  Wal-Mart went from a nice bargain rural chain to shop in to THE provider of Cheap Crap Consumerism, then to a failed corporation eating off its muscle and fat once growth halted in ‘08 ( really, 2005, but there was enough momentum and credit expansion to delay that until the Wall Street crash ) to a desperate pathetic whore unable to attract any customers, a streetwalker whose teeth are all gone and her nether regions attracting vermin, the cut rate prices for a toxic product insufficient to keep her pimp from selling her to a snuff film crew.

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Wal-Mart has been selling worthless crap for years, with close to zero quality, but they still are the last refuge of the poor ( either dollar poor but Food Stamp rich or credit card poor trying to stretch their last buck because their expenses are 110% of their paychecks ).  When Wal-Mart is losing too much business, you know the economy is in the toilet.  In the crapper already being flushed.  I can’t imagine what other economic indicator you think you need to convince yourself to hurry and prep, YESTERDAY ( news flash, this is not a one off company pandering to stupid.  They ALL are run by morons.  Wally at least has lower prices going for it even if the zero quality is false economics )!  You can cut expenses.  The only thing stopping you is a lack of conviction you need to.  The incessant yammering of the trophy wife who has a PhD in Cashing In Da Cooch but is a blond geriatric when it comes to economics should NOT deter you from what needs to be done.  Once your job is gone, so is she.  But if you prep now, despite her objections, you just might keep her once you turn out to be the only one willing to feed her ( 99% of gals think this current cultural abnormality empowering them actually means they are All That And A Bag Of Chips when actually all they are is sad pathetic little tramps, net worth approaching near zero in a true collapse.  Don’t take their nonsense ). 

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Your own incessant yammering trying to buy a bill of goods that we still have plenty of time should also be ignored.  We might.  But what if we don’t?  Normality Bias is still being practiced if you think a slow but steady collapse can last forever.  Before, normal was steady growth.  Now, normal is steady shallow decline.  Either way you are blinding yourself to abnormal crashes, collapses and calamities.  Assume the worst, assume it happened now, prepare yesterday.  The pain will abate soon enough and you will be the proud owner of lessened fear.  That sounds like a deal to me.

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

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FRANTIC PREPS 2

When you absolutely positively have to be prepared yesterday, for whatever reason be it Obammy being retarded with nuclear brinkmanship or Wall Street Too Big To Not Get A Bailout banks being stupid with derivatives or Saudi Arabia Royal Family being moronic with foreign policy and using 10% of the globes oil as a poker chip,  you don’t have any time to dick around.  We just talked about going cheap and bare bones to minimize the money needed and now it is time to talk about how to get money.  I’ve been exactly where you are now, working abject poor.  I didn’t always have any funds gifted to me by the wife, or the means to prep after I started paying the Ex-Wife Tax.  I didn’t always have a paid off piece of property with self-built hovel.  I had no food in the cupboard past til next paydays shopping ( and the only storage food a few buckets of wheat ).  I had to stuff the premises with roommates to minimize rent and had no car ( although still making the car payments for the ex ).  And I owned nothing to pawn or sell ( only having one firearm at the time ).  But I still came up with extra money.  Not by earning more but by spending less.  And at times using the credit card.  Almost nobody is unable to raise money-even the homeless illegally sell some of their Food Stamps.

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Because the money you need is so low, you don’t have to do anything rash or stupid ( this is for In Place Prepping.  If you want to escape the city AND prep, read my book-again, no charge if you find it on my blog where it is posted prior to book publishing, the book for those that can afford to support me- “Six Months To Escape & Prep” ).  No theft, no getting into debt at a dangerous level, no working a part time job past a month or two, no need to sell too expensive of possessions.  The guideline is, you only do what will hurt like the dickens, not what will come back to bite you on the ass.  Writing a bad check is stupid, but perhaps you can get away with sending half the electric bill ( if, for instance, one of those three instead of two paycheck months is coming up ).  Or, you stop buying meat and deplete the freezer stash.  If the savings goes to wheat, it is worth the small risk you won’t be able to slowly restock it.  Check places that loan to you at usurious rates is a dangerous play, unless it is a car title place and then you can use a clunker for prepping cash.  Worse case, you learn to live without a car.  Pawn shops are also dangerous, and niggardly, but if you can’t sell your electronics it might be your only play at liquidating some of your boy toys. 

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I hate debt, and no longer use credit for ANYTHING ( I don’t even own a card as they are not worth the risk of a moments weakness.  I won’t get into cell phone contracts or anything similar.  But I’ve declared bankruptcy twice as credit is almost like cocaine with me.  Total abstinence is the only thing that works for me personally.  Land payments were okay, as I could walk away at will, and did several times, forfeiting what was already paid ), but not all of you are like me.  If you can use credit responsibly, then consider a small debt.   A grand in debt is a relatively smart bet.  Fairly easy to pay off and most likely not worth going after seriously if you default ( and note, I’m not suggesting MORE debt unless you have so much a little more can’t hurt ). 

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