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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

three rifle arsenal


THREE RIFLE ARSENAL

We’ve talked about this before.  But then, we’ve pretty much talked about everything already, and you are still here.  I do have one new thing to add, anyway, which is more than you should expect.  The Three Rifle Arsenal is pretty simple.  There are three rounds you will most likely come across-the 308, the 5.56 and the 762x39.  For the price of one decent semi-automatic rifle you can have three bolt action rifles that use most if not all the ammunition you might encounter.  Now, this is not the frugal rifle recommendation.  For that, if you are really poor, buy a war surplus Mauser with a bayonet.  You get a good condition warhorse for $300-$350 and the bayonet is your back-up weapon instead of a pistol ( no, I do NOT recommend a pistol first.  If you live in a mega-urban area where you think you need a pistol every day, I submit to you that you will probably die from a gunfight PRIOR to the collapse.  All these Every Day Carry advocates portray heroic square jawed manly men or Linda Hamilton gals bravely blasting bad guys away, and never really consider the cowardly scumbags firing back, not really.  It isn’t part of the fantasy sale ).

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I’m not a huge fan of the Mauser, as the sites blow and the action is susceptible to dirt and crud jamming.  The Enfield might only hit Pie-Plate Accuracy, but it also doesn’t jam up nearly as bad.  But the Mauser has the plus of being more accurate, not killing its brass, and you can still buy them reasonably priced ( I wouldn’t recommend Turkish Mausers, like some of these young YouTube dudes do.  They might be too wet behind the ears to remember the manufacturing defects being warned about and the units going unsold at $35-$40 each ).  The Enfields are NOT reasonably priced anymore.  And the Russian bolts, the Mossin-Nagants, they are just as offal eating worthless as before ( NO gas bleed safety!!!!  If you use modern brass ammo, they SHOULD be okay-but no guarantees.  The Enfield and the Mauser were equipped with gas safety bleeds because ammo back then was far more dangerous, the primers and cases more likely to rupture.  Kind of like your salvaged component reloads in the future.  If you use steel case ammo you should note that back then manufacturing was not within such tight tolerances and the brass cases were meant to expand and seal.  With steel cases NOT expanding you will probably see less accuracy and a slight gas escape at the bolt ) but with the added problem of much higher prices.  Thanks Obama, another commie President taking affordable firearms off the table.  He might be a Kenyan immigrant but he played the token Negro and got paid, so screw the rest of us of humble beginnings I guess.

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If you are REALLY poor, you can save a hundred bucks on the bolt and buy a break open single shot.  If you have to go with just one caliber I’d go with the 5.56 ( I could never remember before if it was the 223 or the 556 that was interchangeable.  A helpful minion suggested: 223 is half of 556, and will only do half the work.  You can fire 223 in 5.56, but not 5.56 in 223 ) just because there will be much more of it.  I’ll discuss the salvage issue later.  And while I was a VERY strong proponent of break-open single shots due to their affordability and butt simple barely any parts to break design, now I’m far less sure.  They are also far less accurate ( just as semi’s are compared to bolts ), from their inherent design flaw of a less rigid structure.  I would never say no to one, they still offer a lot.  They sip ammunition and you will be much more prone to carefully aim and watch for that trigger pull, knowing that reloading while not glacier is still a factor.  But you do that with bolt actions also, if not to the same degree.  But the cheap price, $250 verses $350 for a bolt, and the increased ruggedness in parts, do still reaffirm them as good post-apocalypse rifles.  It is just that I’d pick a bolt if I could afford it for the increased accuracy.

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I’m going to repeat this, as I think it’s been some time.  You CAN be trained to hold fire discipline under the sphincter loosening stress of combat, but the vast majority of you will NOT be, so when your brain is flooded with chemicals, which is completely out of your control, if you do not have a counter to that such as extensive muscle memory repetitive expensive training, you WILL just spray and pray with a semi-automatic weapon.  A bolt or break-open is a piece of equipment that can also counter those chemicals, because you don’t have an option of blindly firing your magazine dry.  It isn’t perfect, but it is an improvement.  As a bonus, it conserves ammunition anyway, regardless of the operators experience.  When the factories close down this will be important.  Cover fire and suppressive fire, multiple hits, room clearing and all the rest are tactics developed with semi-automatics.  Believe it or not, there were actually tactics for NON semi-automatic weapons.  I like the Guerrilla ones.

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Okay, as I said, this isn’t the most frugal rifle plan.  But it is the most frugal modern military ammunition firing firearm plan, or more accurately, the Best Semi Replacement Plan For Those Of Modest Means.  IF you have the money for a well made semi-automatic, and ONLY if, you can then think about instead buying three bolt action rifles for LESS ( once you factor in the magazines ), and having a better ammunition versatility.  Why, you ask in anticipation, with baited breath, your nipples uncomfortably brushing your shirt fabric under arousal?  Simply, even putting aside ammo salvage, Importation, Smaller Shooters and Opportunity Buys, as well as Versatility.  The ammo salvage isn’t necessarily a viable option, as I covered before.  In the six month die-off, most semi simians will have blasted through their entire stash of ammunition as they wildly spray every noise or movement, mistaking noise for lethalness.   Once you emerge from your hidey hole, how much ammunition will remain?  The only way salvage works is if a foreign superpower ( yes, Jingoistic Jerry, there are other large countries in better shape than we, happy to take over our overseer of empire if it is still possible-oil supply dependent to be sure ) is supplying our civil war and they retain governance as we collapse.  So that is certainly possible.  Even a domestic militia porn scenario is possible.

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So, the Three Rifle Plan is insurance.  For the above Possible reason but also for more Probable reasons.  Importation.  762x39 is a kick ass carbine round.  It is almost free it is so cheap to manufacture, so the high volume of fire in a near jam proof design is fed cheaply from a high capacity industrial base.  After twenty years, cheap rounds are STILL available even while middle east wars using the ammo are raging, such was the WARSAW country stockpile and such is the cost of modern manufacture.  The AK was really the only and best assault rifle ever built.  The M16 doesn’t even come close.  It jams and the round sucks ( it is wonderful as a mid range marksmen’s rifle but blows as an assault rifle ).  The weak link is Importation.  The round is really only good for high volume fire, which is what it was designed for.  So you need to stockpile A LOT!  If you can’t, you are SOL if they ever start banning its importation, which is very probable.  With a bolt in this round rather than a semi, you are safe, as you use so much less and can reasonably stockpile what you need now.

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Smaller Shooters are a given.  While I don’t believe we should embrace the modern, illogical adherence to ignoring physics and insist women are physically able to perform as warriors or ignoring our generic differences which place males in a superior mental capacity for that role, I acknowledge that women and teenagers are going to initially use firearms anyway, prior to the cultural shift back to the historical gender role norm.  While I’m sure there are plenty of gals out there who are comfortable firing a thirty caliber battle rifle round rather than a carbine round ( I wouldn’t want to piss one of those Amazons off, especially not if I was required to service them and my efforts were substandard, as they could squeeze their large mannish thighs and pop my head like a grape ), the norm is far smaller physique females and they will prefer firing a smaller round more easily.  Which brings us to Versatility.  You can fire the longer range rifle in 308 as the wife uses the 556 or 762, or you can pick one as the situation warrants. 

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The 556 might reach out to the maximum distance you can hit at with a 308, but once out there the 556 is prone to defection by very modest obstructions.  The 308 will plow through them and be MUCH better at damaging what it hits.  The 556 might be half the price and half the weight, but the 308 does OVER double the damage, more often than not and all other things being equal.  The only reason you use carbine rounds is their availability, not necessarily their suitability.  Granted, heavy forest and the 308 loses most of its benefits, but if you are located there, even carbine rounds can be replaced by shotguns anyway ( evidently, an AR is superior to a shotgun as it travels further, but that argument doesn’t mean they want to trade for a 308.  Unfortunately this is oft times too emotional for logical discussion ).  Yet even in a dense vegetation area, at times the 308 can still be utilized to good advantage, so having it isn’t really problematic.  Versatility.

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Last, we have Opportunity Buys.  When you are stuck with just one rifle round ( like a 303 British ), you wait around for availability, let alone just a sale price.  When you have three calibers you can always find something on sale.  It is like the revolver in 357.  You can buy some of those, or some of the 38’s, whatever is cheaper or on sale.  I prefer shooting the 38, given the recoil and short ranges, but I like the fact I can use either one, or buy the better bargain.  Same with three rifles.  You buy what is the best bargain ( although, obviously, you can’t ignore one for the others and sometime must spend extra ).  This is still the case if you only reload rather than buy factory, as brass and powder costs vary.  There is nothing worse than having cash and no tangible items.  Best to get that extra money spent ASAP, and you can invest much easier with more options. 

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So, to sum up, you spend less with Three Guns compared to one Semi of reputable make, not only on base price, but also factoring in no magazines AND far less ammunition needed, AND you get much more accurate shooting, AND you get versatile, SAFTY supply wise and future SALES.  What is not to like?

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Monday, August 21, 2017

deflated war


DEFLATED WAR

Every time I hear someone worry about going to war to boost the economy I must choke back bloody bile, and every once in awhile when I hear that deflation will beset the economy I must wonder what in the Hades these people are smoking and if it is in one of the states it is now legal.  Let’s, once again, try to dispel the myth we are once again going to war to counter this depression.  To begin with, we’ve been at war since 1939.  Well, that’s not necessarily true, you might make a case that we started war in 1914.  But since that was a bankers war and not the military industrialists war it really doesn’t count for our purposes here.  True, before Pearl Harbor it was also a bit of a bankers war with Lend-Lease programs but this time rather than simply making money we were setting the table for empire acquisition.  We loaned Britain out of its empire, trading ships for islands and bases.  We gave enough equipment to the Soviets so they could bleed Germany for us.  This time we had the oil and the idle factory capacity and most of the gold.

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Don’t forget all that idle hydroelectric in the wilds of Idaho, either.  Supposedly built for irrigation, in an area almost no one farmed, somehow it just happened to be a public works project that conveniently was available for mass aluminum smelting to construct tens of thousands of aircraft.  And the draft started way before Poland was invaded, another supposed make work program that had nothing to do with preparing for war.  And OF COURSE that elite ivy league puke FDR that stole all the gold and devalued the dollar 40% overnight within days of his inauguration was ONLY trying to help out his little poor buddies and NEVER saw the Japanese attack coming and would NEVER have involved us in a European war unless it was for, you know, democracy and stuff ( in my more fevered moments I even wonder if Germany had declared war on us in the first place.  Many signs point to our chomping at the bit to get into war far before it began, Peal Harbor was encouraged with our embargos and China was the excuse-at the time we made no effort to hide our distain for Ornamentals and it defies logic that we actually cared about the rice eaters except as it suited our purposes ).  

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Now, let’s assume the war was THE original Oil War and we won, all the oil used to win the war more than compensated for by the agreement with the Saudi’s.  And eventually our oil companies taking colonial British and French production as well.  Let’s assume that the war bringing us out of the economic Depression was a secondary goal.  Not necessarily to help the poor eat, although that forestalling revolution was a factor, but mainly by getting money flowing to the corporations again.  And let’s assume that nuclear weapons or no, we could never hope to fight the Soviets, despite what Patton thought ( we both fought just as the War Of Northern Colonization was fought, cannon fodder backed by factories.  They had much more than we did and didn’t have to ship it overseas.  We would have eventually lost-and remember Patton believed in reincarnation so he was pretty much coo-coo for coco puffs anyway ), so we ceded half the globe to them, mostly keeping the good parts.  The lesson in all that?  We were the globes premium oil producer, and probably its steel producer, and we still needed the Russians to win the war.  Compare that to today.

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We are the worlds biggest oil IMPORTER.  Our Peak Iron Ore was in the 1950’s.  We have no gold ( if you think we have anything in Fort Knox, I have a central African country I want to sell you.  The Kingdom Of PrettyPony.  Honest, it’s a thing ).  We have, in short, NO capacity whatsoever of waging the kind of war that provides full employment or that stimulates the economy.  What we have had since WWII was continuous spending of borrowed money to keep our military built up.  During the real Cold War, which we lost along with Vietnam ( after that it was all War On The Cheap ), all that military spending gave us a huge nuclear arsenal and a true global garrisoning force ( as well as a War In Space ).  We could easily have fought another true world war then, as demonstrated by the Vietnam War.  Look at the helicopter war we manufactured for, as compared to the leased semi trucks we use today for logistics.  Anyway, since then we have been living off of the pre-Vietnam arsenal, literally.  We still build new crap, as witnessed by our defense industry turn out, but all we are buying is high tech crap that doesn’t really work.  We throw a lot of debt dollars at the industry, but all that has been for some time is financialization.  Drones are one of the few success stories, and those replace a LOT of planes and pilots and bombs, which just proves the point of a build-down.

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Even our nuclear arsenal is nothing but cannibalizing down in numbers.  We still rely on the old arsenal delivery vehicles for them ( not to argue that less nukes are a bad thing, just pointing out how we are “stripping the copper wires from the old towns to build a few new buildings” ).  Vietnam was the last large industrial war we could actually manufacture for and fight.  Since the 1990’s our military industrial complex has been shrinking, the last war fought with money instead of machines ( money to recruit indigenous forces, money to bride warlords, money for Intelligence Services and lots of money for mercenaries ) to a very large extent.  We can create money like nobodies business, but certainly not a large military force.  We can’t even get enough quality fighters, the feminization of the military for the last thirty years taking a bit of a toll, unintended consequences of Woman’s Lib and Political Correctness.  Does anyone remember the huge cut in defense spending in the early Nineties, right after the Gulf War, that sent the California economy into a tail spin?  The Gulf War was financed by everyone else, not by us!  And we still had to cut money on defense.  This has been an ongoing process.

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All that money and high tech and we can’t win in Syria, nor can our equipped and trained Saudi buddies win in a little Podunk craphole called Yemen.  Granted, this has more to do with other factors such as the exponential drop in quality across our entire economy as corporations do one thing and one thing only and I’ll give you three guesses and build anything is the wrong one.  They are doing little more than just buying back their own stock with earnings, pumping up short term profits at the expense of mid term survival.  Innovation?  Retaining trained personnel?  Ah, most honorable, you are velly funny boy, velly!  The military is fighting with the latest Windows version ( the one that is made for Homeland Security ) in its computers, in effect.  I would wager this is the last stock bubble, not because the burst will hold values low for decades, but because there will be little need for stocks when we don’t have any companies.  You are still thinking in terms of an oil and industrial economy, even as you witness its implosion.  We are all K-Mart now ( watch the YouTube video by “Company Man“ on that chain ).

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Now, as far as deflation, that meme is no where near as widespread or prevalent.  It is a niche view, but you can’t help but keep running across it.  ( speaking of YouTube ) “Revolting Man” was just mumbling about deflation by demographics.  Now, I like the guy.  He seems to have his head out of his ass, even if he is an AR molester.  I’m not sure how far his understanding of economics, or especially energy, outpaces his weapons and homesteading knowledge.  He was going on about how when our parents have less children the assets shrink down to fewer people and hence land is going to get much cheaper because there will be less people to will land to.  To a point I agree.  Over supply leads to lower prices so that would make sense.  In a vacuum.  What about all those immigrants coming in to replace White babies?  Granted, most live in the urban Section Eight and Food Stamp universe, our elites trading long term Civil War for a few bits of extra Corporate Welfare now, and I understand the guy is living in Lily White rural Ozarks, but you’ll also see White Flight out to these lands from the city so there will still be upwards price pressure. 

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George (?) Ure down in rural Texas is a big fan of deflation but he subscribes to those bizarre economic historical models which REALLY ignore outside forces.  And all those who read The Forth Turning, again, ignore our energy and empire situation.  Historical trends of energy growth do NOT see our future of energy contraction.  It really is as simple as that.  And another simple concept-you must have surplus goods and services to see decreasing prices.  Do you see the price of homes going down, given all the foreclosures, over building for Flippers and vacancies?  Of course not, the bankers are keeping so much off the market rentals have predominated and prices are up.  Nobody can buy them, but rentals make the banks more money.  You see falling prices for books, as every swinging dingus believes they can write, and they can at least publish since no editor is telling them they can’t.  Computers are built by everyone and the price falls.  Food would increase more but we are still in the phase of surplus calories being cut back, rather than base calories being endangered as it is in a lot of other places.

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Nobody can afford the old level of oil use, retail wise, and on the industrial side lack of income leads to lack of manufacture, so oil is down.  This is all supply and demand.  So why do these folks forget about currency?  Our currency is debt.  For forty years fuzzy foreigners bought our debt to have Treasuries to buy oil.  Not now, at least no where on the same scale.  More countries are NOT buying our debt because they aren’t buying as much oil denominated in dollars.  Saudi Arabia agreed to start and enforce the dollar standard, and now not only are they and their OPEC buddies producing half the oil they used to, dropping the demand for dollars, many other countries such as China no longer buy oil with dollars themselves.  So, less debt is bought by others.  Yet every year we get into more debt, some years seeing half the budget borrowed.  If foreigners aren’t buying that debt, it becomes domestically inflationary.  So, what deflation?  Commodity deflation isn’t the same as monetary inflation.  And even commodity deflation is only deflation currently because of wage deflation. 

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Don’t be fooled with temporary product and service deflation, brought about by dips in the trend.  Now, those folks that say we will see deflation and then hyperinflation, they are correct.  How can they not be?  We are already seeing deflation in some areas.  Not medical, as the ObamaCare forced everyone into the market so that the industry inflation ( fed by demographic forces as Baby Boomers retired, the Boomers on medical welfare ) kept going strong until now they are on par with the defense industry.  Not rentals or homes as just described.  Not even automobiles.  Sure, the loan bubble on them popped, but car ownership in general has surpassed a lot of folks falling income.  The overall ownership costs will remain high.  Any deflation you see is temporary, by definition, since it is commodity based rather than monetary.  Yet, even if purchase prices fall, ownership costs do not.  Auto insurance increases, as does property tax.  Road taxes increase as fewer folks drive, and the evictions paralleling the Great Depression will now be, as before, mortgage based, but now also tax based.  How quickly we forgot the 2009 city and county drops in service as taxes doubled.  Count on inflation in prices, overall, not deflation.

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Sunday, August 20, 2017

ground control 2


GROUND CONTROL 2
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Now, I know what you are saying.  Oh, golly, we don’t need to kill Indians any more and our Boys In Green are super deluxe professional Ninja Warriors and by golly just having one show up in his tacticool forty pounds of ballistic protection will fill the unruly mobs with fear and they will all forget they are hungry and disperse peacefully.  Hey, I have a bridge with attached fallout shelter I want to sell you in Northern Idaho, too.  Fill out an estimate for all assets and estimated future earnings, double that and send it to me in bearer bonds.  You really think there is no more need for militias?  And, duh, I’m talking about the government controlled militia, not the circle jerk boys wheezing their way on to the paintball field to engage in glorious and goose bump educing games of “cover me” and “give me suppressive fire”.  Why, my state and county doesn’t have official militia, you cry.  Isn’t that the Feds that do that?  The Feds insist everyone is a militia member, if of sound body and within an age group.  How they then disperse or use those members is also up to them.  Local control might be one method, and probably the only available one as transportation and communication break down.  But before you get all excited, thinking you are going to be a super bad ass in the city militia, you are far less Tommy Tactical and way more African Child Soldier.

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The future of our industrial oil age military is bleak.  They will shrink in size as the cost of corporate welfare rises and equipment costs skyrocket, squeezing personnel costs as the overall budget shrinks, while at the same time less troops will try to fight or hold more territory.  Any withdrawal from an area will match numbers reductions, leaving every military unit understaffed.  Especially the CONUS ones.  The National Guard used to fill in for those units but as the overall military size decreases those troops are also sent overseas.  The police, no matter how many armored carriers or M16’s they have, are already stretched in “normal” fiscal times and will prove to be about 100% ineffectual come serious emergencies.  The better staffed police in the 1960’s couldn’t contain civil unrest then and the college educated idiots they employ now stand less chance.  They might look Billy Bad Ass with SWAT teams and such, but the only thing they have going for them now is their reputation for berserker lashing out unprovoked or for ganging up on the near powerless.  Only fear of irrational morons keeps the police in power right now.  But while everyone might fear bullies, they also know how to defeat them easily.  If you are a LEO, beware that day.  Even if you are professional and fair, your brethren in the big urban war zones have painted you with an unfair brush.

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It will take very little time for all levels of government to understand they don’t have enough well equipped or well trained police or military forces.  The military can’t come home or we lose even more oil, and they can’t expand the police due to Union protection of training standards made to minimize personnel and maximize pay ( which is of course understandable, but an unintended consequence ), not to mention casualties from the initial stages of conflict, and at some point the militia is going to need to be activated.  This will be a draft in name, to replace cannon fodder casualties overseas, or an actual armed male conscription for local cannon fodder.  The police won’t cede power, and will be kept as MP’s for the militia, and the militia will be used and misused and abused.  At the beginning, armed dudes are deputized against criminal activity.  It will soon degrade into riot control against hungry protestors.  And eventually you will be unwilling foot soldiers fighting for the local politician in the New Feudal conflicts.  You won’t be fighting to save your family or home but as foot soldiers keeping the local baron in power, or helping him get into power.  History is against you, sorry.  American militias as dictated and/or allowed by government is merely free armed forces for the elite.

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Okay, we are done with that.  Now on to food control.  I want you to think about a few things.  Indians on the reservation or independent as the buffalo was eradicated.  The widespread malnutrition during the Great Depression ( when most folks farmed-or, at least they did prior to eviction ).  How zoning and taxes work against you farming for calories, 90%+ of the time.  And do not forget this last drought along with a two decade old grain shortage.  Not to mention corporate farming centralized.  Now, tell me how food control was never used and never will be.  Go on, I’m waiting.  Any one?  Bueller?  Lack of gun control, at least the aspect leading to your deputization, will certainly endanger you, but food control will be no picnic either.  Food surplus now keeps the masses in line, not gun control, and that is 99% petroleum oil dependent, from fertilizer to transport and storage.  But the food we grow and eat is already centralized in the hands of just a few big players ( I’m not speaking of the centralized selling of convenience foods-Nestle and Phillip Morris or whoever-but basic commodities ).

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Care to bet how long it will take for that industry to be under the control ( if not the profit ) of the government?  Remember Nixon and his control of the industry back when?  Under the guise of combating inflation, he encouraged consolidation for price savings.  And that was an industry more decentralized than now.  It would be much easier today, faster.  Don’t forget that.  History shows food being used as a weapon time and again.  How could it not?  Food is everything.  Riches and sex don’t hold a candle to it.  We killed the buffalo off to starve out the Indians we didn’t want to spend money on defeating militarily.  We didn’t offer all that much food for the hungry during the Great Depression, fighting with food any inclination to rebel ( they were starved by the time it was known they needed to fight back.  The Depression was denied not to keep the investors in Wall Street but to keep the poor from taking to the streets.  Realization came AFTER they were already weakened.  Food relief and make work programs came after that ). 

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Profit maximization is primarily why you are kept out of the competition growing your own food, but not the sole reason.    You are allowed to grow supplementation, but not allowed complete calorie independence.  The government and the corporations want to keep that control, and taxes and zoning and regulations keep 99% of us dependent.  The corporations need the profits and the government needs the control.  Obviously, food independence can be done, but so can complete personal freedom.  The cost is merely held to be too high for all but a niche minority.  Most play the game.  Work for pay chits to buy food or die.  Yet even most nearly independent on food are completely dependent on oil from overseas, so their independence is largely illusion.  The troops are kept overseas for food energy, more than anything else ( just because it is all profit orientated now doesn’t negate this as a necessity ).  And you pay all of life’s idiot bills such as paying twenty plus times what a home is worth or getting sodomized over auto ownership, basically to stay close to the food chit job. 

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If you can’t see how complete the control over you is, mistakenly thinking asparagus cultivation as food independence, why, how about another brochure on that bridge I’ve been trying to interest you in?  Which kind of ties in with Yuppie Scum Survivalist food storage, doesn’t it?  They are completely dependent on both staying at their corporate employ AND being reliant on high technology foodstuffs.  They are more controlled than poor peasants with a sack of grain.  I had to throw that in.  Sorry.  I think.  And how about that “homesteading” movement?  Thirty year mortgages make you so NOT food independent.  Before you can think about freedom and independence you need to understand how you are enslaved.  You are both confused about gun control and about food control, completely living in an Orwellian DoubleThink existence.  War is peace, control is freedom.  Most of what you are doing to make yourself independent is tightening your chains.  Does this suck?  Of course!  But action without enlightenment is control.  And enlightenment without action is still slavery.  Damn, this thinking crap is depressing. 

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Saturday, August 19, 2017

ground control


GROUND CONTROL

Today and tomorrow we shall endeavor to discuss two different areas of control, gun control and that of food.  Specifically, how gun control, while never impossible, might in fact be off of the radar of the elites, or even actively discouraged, and how food control is the thing you should be very afraid of.  Food control is next time so for now let’s talk gun control.  This has been a bugaboo for survivalists since before there were such type personages, and the most misunderstood since it is a complete emotional issue with few facts untainted by politics or outright fear.  And before we begin, no, I am NOT saying AT ALL, that gun control is something you can now stop worrying about.  I am merely trying to bring some rational discussion to the picture so you can tamper your fear a bit.  Never relax your vigilance,  don’t cancel your membership in the NRA ( for as little or as much good as that will do-I’m of two minds on that subject ), but try to look at the subject less passionately.

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First, the facts.  Gun control is nothing new.  New York City was busy with gun control about the time we were creating the false flag attack down in Cuba to get a few juicily islands from Spain.  Gun control against Blacks goes way back.  Alcohol and gun prohibition announced to the dense that the FedGov had in fact won the war on states rights, they could do as they damn well pleased and if you objected they had a few new jackbooted thugs they wanted to introduce you to.  Almost a hundred years ago, that holy of military weapons the handheld fully automatic firearm was taken away from the citizens, making the whiny bleatings of AR owners today relatively immaterial ( I’ll draw an Obama red line in the sand riggghhhht….THERE!  No, I mean, right HERE!  Wait, no, over HERE! HA! I’m macho! ).  Our great granddad was a hell of a lot more of a man than we’ll ever be, and he didn’t bother revolting over a central bank, an imperial war with draft and mass butchery, nor when the gold was outlawed, so we all know you pussy ass, candy ass, bloated windbags aren’t going to do jack crap.  Stop making my ass bleed with your posturing.  I’ll wager the biggest mass of semi holders in the nation is probably in California, or if not number one close to it, and they have done Jack All for twenty-five years fighting for their gun rights.

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Secondly, Oh My Friggin God, Becky!  Look at her butt!  Well, okay, look at your ass, because you are showing it.  All politics is Kabuki Theatre for the masses.  Hitler, who know, the guy that learned undesirables sterilization from us, also learned a bit of propaganda from Madison Avenue and Washington DC and probably two-facery from FDR, had the whole mass movement brainwashing thing down pat decades ago, not even relying on the TV yet, still stuck in the radio age.  You think you stand a chance now, after decades of practice and perfection?  Gun control is just theatre.  How much more truth could you possibly ask for after Obammy?  We can all agree that Obama was a created hallucination, even if he wasn’t Muslim ( sure, Cassias Clay and Barry both changed their names but were never Muslim, sure ) or an immigrant ( sure, the “mistake” on the Social Security number was easily explainable.  After all, the Bureau was so excited to serve The Second Coming Of Black Christ that they were easily distracted ), and was merely the world’s stupidest asswhore who didn’t know basic English ( who wouldn’t pronounce Corps as corpse? ), getting multiple degree’s as part of the Get Free Diploma’s Through The Mail If You Are A Negro program.  But can you remember what his gun control laws were?

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Any one?  Bueller?  Obammy was all for no new taxes, until he passed them, no more wars until he extended them, no more detention centers until he kept them open, and he was to the far left of Lenin and Pol Pot, but he never, not even after Sandy Hook or The Midnight Movie Massacre, passed any gun control beyond the occasional ineffectual publicity stunt.  If Clinton had been elected, sure, gun control along with nuclear war with Russia, but Hilary was never about politics as much as she was Money For Nothing And My Muslim Chicks For Free.  So you are comparing a self professed far left commie, Obama, with a Left In Name Only bitch who actually had a record of gun control, and the commie DIDN’T!  What does that tell you?  Perhaps that right or left politicians don’t decide if gun control is allowed?  Someone, or some ones else, do.  What was the worse Obama ever did?  Took away cheap 115 year old Russian bolt guns.  He was the best friend the AR owners ever had, and I’d wager he came close to selling more of them in eight years than in previous decades combined.

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One could almost postulate that the theatre of gun control was, at least recently, a gun industry bail-out.  Besides cheap Bolshie bolts being banned ( say that three times fast ), and decades ago Saturday Night Specials, what was the other biggie you can think of?  Perhaps the big ban after JFK was killed?  What did it EFFECTIVELY ban?  The cheaper guns.  Almost all federal bans, as well as commercial corporate bans ( think K-Mart or Sears no longer selling them ) take out affordable weapons, being more a ban of the poor owning guns than the citizens outright.  Gun bans, outside local political units being the exception, seem to be more about banning the poor from revolting than banning guns ( just like in Soviet Russia, shotguns are okay.  Hell, why not?  How much of a threat are they to security forces? ).  Even at the height of panic selling when you could find a piece of offal AR for $400, it’s effective price was $550 after taxes, license, shipping and mark-up, and few poor folks can afford even that.

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Now, given all that, can we make any sense of it all?  Besides the obvious War Against Poor?  Here is my best guess.  And yes, it is mere speculation.  One I made five years ago which was never refuted by another term of Comrade Raghead.  The Elites don’t want gun control, they still want an armed citizenry ( at least those with more modern guns ).  The whole of the population being armed was never a threat to the elites, not for 350 plus years.  Rather, they were a FREE tool.  The militia are there by law, if you recall correctly.  You are by fact of being required to both arm yourself and fight at the behest of the government.   So, really, any objections to the draft are more against fighting an overseas imperial occupation than fighting at all.  Our pre and post colonial existence was chockablock full of citizen militias fighting the Indians.  Sure, they got some free land out of it, as poor dirt farmers, but in the end the Elite made oodles and gobs of money from conquering a continent.  With free soldiers, who even at their own expense armed themselves.  We turned to a professional full time force once we had the oil surplus to do so, but if you recall the draft was in effect in the nineteen teens and then from the late 1930’s to 1975.  The militia might have been placed on hiatus but was never eliminated.  After the draft, the militia became important again ( and the militia system was only subjugated by the draft to overcome overseas occupation issues-but the militia and the full time Army were pretty much always complimentary and co-existed ) as our lack of surplus wealth dictated its necessary return.

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The French instituted one of the first large scale military draft systems, and we see variations on that theme everywhere.  The Germans relied on very well trained reserves.  It was a very rigid centralized system, as befits their geological vulnerable position, on a plain surrounded by enemies.  The Russians, always reliant on quantity over quality, much more so than the US, relied on always having new draftees trained and ready to go.  China for a time used the draft as a employment and national farming supplement tool.  America was home of some VERY stick-up-the-ass rich folks who preached that being a tight fisted tight assed frugal miser was the will of the Lord, and they believed that spending one penny on the military was a sin.  So you have a non-professional militia arming themselves and being rather casually a fighting force.  The Elite RELUCTANTLY spent a few bucks to make a lot of money, spending on a professional force for colonial occupation, but of course not only did the poor have to die in those wars, they also mostly paid for them through inflation ( the rich, the real rich, not those posers like Hollywood celebs or jocks, know how to alleviate the inflation effects of fractional reserve banking ), so even that “sacrifice” wasn’t too outlandish for them ( and, shut up, Dittohead!  I don’t hate the rich because they have money, I hate them screwing me and mine for the money.  Idiot-sorry, I should be nice, or at least try.  But actually “idiot” is being pretty cool in this case ). 

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We continue tomorrow.

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Friday, August 18, 2017

country update


COUNTRY UPDATE

Lately I have been having a bizarre waking anxiety absent minded wool-gathering type episodes where I keep returning to a dark worry the NOL is going to die and then there follows all the things I’m doing to improve the place after I move back to my off grid hovel.  It isn’t that I’m wishing to go back out of town per se, other than the ever present wish that most of the idiots in town would friggin leave already, and I’d be very happy if the Old Lady outlived me, plus I keep my superstitions to a minimum, basically watching those cats under ladders, the spilt salt and knocking on wood to avoid cursing myself after speaking of something-which I think all people should practice just in case.  So I’m not claiming I’m having visions or stupid crap like that ( go shove that Mayan crystal up your ass, Hippie ), just that I can’t get the BOL out of my mind for some reason.  At first I was thinking perhaps it is a bit of anxiety over cohabitating with crowds and I just wanted to escape, but those only ever came around because of the stress of work. 

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Well, last night I got tired of these stray thoughts bothering me, so I just chalked it up the Lizard Brain trying to give me a message and I’d better listen because not only has it not steered me wrong before, I’ll be needing his help a lot in the future as crap starts getting intense.  I resolved to quit humping around with the B-POD and start fixing it up again.  For the last three months I’ve been intensely lazy, not even going out on my bicycle but skipping a week or two at a time and then driving out there in the NOL’s Jeep.  And other than the yearly weed cutting, I don’t do anything there other than scope the place out and see if anything is amiss.  Well, that ended today.  Enough vacation being a lazy bastard.  I biked out there ( I normally bike around town for exercise six days a week before writing as it works better than coffee kick starting the brain.  I had tried just five days but I was too bored with too much nervous energy so I added the other day.  Now, the one day I don’t exercise or write I’m mellow and relaxed and recovering ) and put in almost an hour of work.  But I did it smart this time. 

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I actually had started working out there when I quite my last real job, but it was digging out a pit I had started earlier some years back, and I hardly got anything done.  I’d pedal out in the heat for forty-five minutes ( my daily exercise is a total of thirty minutes ), then try to dig, even just twenty minutes, then pedal back another forty-five.  It exhausted me-that was the article on lack of meat in your diet screwing up your calorie consumption and work load.  I’d keep working, pick until out of breath, shovel until the same, hurling dirt up and over from four feet down.  All I ever accomplished was squaring away the bottom from mud avalanches and getting maybe another two or three inches down.  I’m not sure how many weeks I tried that but I wasn’t going to do it again, at least not any time soon.  I decided to work exclusively on my B-POD, so that I could see real progress that actually improved my chances for survival ( the new pit will be, eventually, the NOL’s families post-collapse shelter.  They can all cram in to an eight by eight building-I’m done digging right now ).

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A quick reminder, or a synopsis for any new folks, I lived in my travel trailer for four very friggin cold years, the propane budget miniscule, only solar heat during the days.  I had dug the “test pit” the first year here, to make sure the soil didn’t need bracing.  The B-POD is the Bison Pit Of Doom, where I dug ten by twenty, six foot down, placed a box in the middle and ran the roof over to the edge.  I double insulated rather than piling dirt atop other than one inch to cover the plastic sheeting from UV damage.  The third month living down there the outside temps went to 15 below Fahrenheit, single digits for a daytime high, and inside overnight with no heat it never went below about 35-40.  Then while perking coffee it jumped right back up to 50.  Not a true underground home and sadly constructed on a tight budget, it still kicked ass.  At least compared to a travel trailer.  I did this as a true survival home, keeping us alive in the high desert with a deficit of wood.  Here, if you can’t drive forty-five minutes or an hour, all you get is scrub brush, not trees.

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Well, my first order of business was to brace the two sides of the B-POD.  I had run out of 2x4 wood ( I rented a U-Haul so there was no going back for extras, and I ran out of money after saving up for five months there was no more to be had ) and used unbraced plywood to go from the inside box over the one foot gap to the dirt wall.  I had over half the plywood resting on the upper ground and the rest the only thing holding up that section of the roof.  It has held up very good, since I always shoveled the snow off quickly and knew where not to step, but still it a project long overdue.  It was going to be a bear squeezing down the gap between the dirt and wood wall.  I am certainly not even going to think about tearing up the roof and going at it from the top.  But despite my almost two hundred pounds and bowling ball belly, and giant swollen head, I’m pretty skinny and should be able to swing it.  Alas, I couldn’t start today as the only nails I found ( nothing is well organized, just piled high ) were leftovers from the plywood and were too short.

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But I did stay busy.  The Test Pit has been in sad shape this year.  Sometime this last winter the roof caved in near the entrance.  I didn’t mess with it, just leaning over and baling it out.  Then I waiting for the rains to stop.  Then I just didn’t want to deal with that mess.  But today was finally the day.  I scraped away the dirt and peeled up the upper layer which was a tarp.  No damage there, nor to the clear plastic sheeting underneath that or the rigid board insulation under that.  Six or so years after I built it ( I left it open to the elements for a year as the test ), there was no leaks, and that was throwing dirt with rocks in it ( not the smartest thing, I know.  The rocks are few and far between-that was my excuse ) on top.  Alas, there was wood rot galore under the cover.  I have rarely seen rot that bad.  The plywood almost held together-you had to step right in the middle between the braces to go through, but the braces themselves crumbled like wet sawdust.

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I knew I had a venting problem soon after I covered the hole.  The trapdoor entrance always had condensation on the underside.  I put another set of pipes in horizontally across from the first set ( I thought I might wire up a solar panel there although I never did as the place was lousy with big ass spiders along with the condensation ) but they didn’t do a damn bit of good.  Too small of diameter and I’m sure they need to be low horizontal one end and straight up the other.  Which is how I built the B-POD as I learned real quick about that issue.  The Test Pit was flush on the ground, so there was no suitable intake to start the venting process.  Hey, it was a TEST pit.  I had built almost nothing prior to that.  I just didn’t realize the venting issue was so severe as to melt down all the wood inside.  I had overlapped the clear plastic quite a bit, plus the whole thing was on a slight hill, but plenty of moisture arrived.  My B-POD is dry as a bone, and the vent is just a crooked door that doesn’t shut properly and a four inch screened hole on the other end up top. 

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Well, I had been offered enough warning that tearing up the test pit roof didn’t upset me.  I got more pissed off from a neighbor dog digging for a ground squirrel and tearing up a section of aluminum siding on my medium size trailer.  All the framing underneath is rotted so I just propped the bastard back down with a stick.  I keep my place squared away and neat, but don’t assume it ain’t redneck central.  I tore away a quarter of the roof and was able to salvage all the insulation. It is that crap Styrofoam bead stuff, which I’ll never buy again, but I can reuse most of it on something ( it came out in pieces as I had glued it to the plywood ), as well as the tarp, so I look at it as being ahead money wise even if the pit is now crap.  I’ll just use it as more buckets of wheat storage, buried.  I told myself no more wheat, so I might just hide the stuff I already have above ground.  Or I might just get more wheat eventually.  I’m not sure at this point, I don’t want to get ahead of myself assuming the loyal minion donations will continue forever. 

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But while they do, I’m improving the B-POD, just a few 2x4’s or pieces of plywood at a time.  On an extreme frugal budget I could live at least three years on the saving I already have, so when I found myself stashing yet more savings the other day, I knew I needed to do something different.  Perhaps that was the little voice’s purpose?  Stop saving, you moron.  Start doing.  Expand, improve.  I don’t plan on doing serious damage financially, not like I just explored on my article on spending a lottery windfall amount of money.  Propping up the slightly saggy roof is four sticks of lumber, twelve bucks worth.  The next project is going outside where the dirt staircase is seeing wall erosion.  I already have all but the plywood for that.  $20.  Next I’ll move back inside and wall off the half room with dirt walls.  I have to guess on that, probably a total of $100, but I’ll be doing that $20 at a time, first framing then sheeting.  Next I’ll tear apart the door frame and enlarge it, replacing the closet door with a two by four and plywood door ( I’m done buying doors-what a rip off they are.  Which is why I used a free trash picked closet door with a blanket tacked up in front of that to block most of the wind ).  That will probably only be another $20 to $30, as I have the insulation already.  Then I’ll join the wall support outside with the new door and expand the roof to extend the overhang.  $30? 

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Then I get serious, digging down in the stairwell to have an underground hallway and create a new underground room.  That will eventually be an eight by eight hole so a six by six room.  The original home is 6 by 12.  By enclosing the dirt half room I expand to 6 by 16 or 18.  The dirt hallway, to get the new hole away from the old hole so there is no cave-ins, will be wooden walled when completed, with shelves built in.  Nothing fancy, just stick frame and plywood.  I don’t need to prop up dirt, just keep the dust out and the dry dirt from falling off the walls out into the corridor.  There won’t be much of that-in five years the original walls have pooled mostly just a few inches at the base.  The reason I’m willing to dig this and not the new hole is that the dirt stairwell means the work is at least a third of the way already done, plus the B-POD spot has easier dirt for digging.  If I was younger and had the energy I would do this the right way, building a full size house and using tires to get down a lot cheaper.  But I simply don’t want to do that at this point.  I’ll spend the money for lumber. 

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I’m staging this work in the previous order so that I get the most important done first.  If I never get to the new room, it is no big deal.  And at some point I might take a break and go into the original room and take out all the wheat buckets I use as a bed platform, and build a proper bed frame.  One that is insulated on the floor and doesn’t shoot the cold up and cause condensation on the underside of my squishy foam mattress ( the cheap fix was to prop up the mattress every day to dry-which sucks ).  Everything is livable just the way it is but if I let it go another five years the dirt walls will keep crumbling and eventually I have holes letting in the weather.  Time to fix all that up properly.  It is a few bucks here and there, and everything I do galvanizes me to move forward.  And it is an investment.  Why not make it last past my lifetime?  And be more comfortable. 

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