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Monday, December 31, 2018

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Rain and Spiders oh my! Part Five


Secret Survival Skill (for everyday minion living)


Kiora Minions (Kiora is Maori for don't mess with me... nah it's hello). Check out this scar I got from BISON boot camp. I got it grinding wheat berries with my Corona Grinder!



Short contribution today but I think it's a good-un


We've all seen the video where they ask you to count the number of times people bounce a basket ball in a video. You do as instructed & at the end of the video you have the answer but instead you're asked "Who here saw the gorilla?" and like a dolt you missed the guy walking through the video dressed as a gorilla. That was *before* mobile phones ruined our attention spans!


That's where this tip comes in. WOW

Wide eyes
Oxygen
Walk

Wide eyes - looking straight ahead, bring your arms up in front of your body straight out. Keep looking ahead and move your arms (whilst still flat) slowly to each side of your body in line with your shoulders. Looking ahead keep tabs on your hands.

This is to practice not being locked into tunnel vision.


Oxygen - Shock Breath then into Survival Breathing.

Walk - Posture. It's attitudanal. Not defeated (hunched over) and not aggressive chest jutted out. Just "confident". If I were a multi decade special forces guy I'm sure I'd have a certain level of confidence as well.


The non-verbal "walk" / "posture" is a non-verbal communication that also works on yourself as well as giving people confidence in you as well.

Going to our scenario where our plane flying between Sydney and Los Angele crashes on a mysterious tropical island somewhere in the South Pacific Ocean. Everyone is crying. But not you you studly BISON prepper. No, you read Dingo's notes from a bush survival course. What's more is before the crash you were wheelchair bound and now you can walk. No, that plane crash was a great thing. Look around with wide eyes, take in that deep breath, breath in and out at 2-4 second intervals and hold your head up high. You've got this. Just before you calm everyone else down, survey the survivors. Pick out the prettiest among them. Remember, you were in a wheelchair moments ago and now Peter is back ready for action!


Rain and Spiders oh my! Part Six covers what to do after you secure the prettiest one.

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FUTURE ORIENTATION 3
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I am going so far as to make this sweeping generalization.  Peasants are afforded preferred status culturally and freemen are vilified.  Peasants are given Citizen Of The Year awards for strongly built and sturdy, tidy cottages.  But freemen are ostracized for regarding shelter as disposable and give their homes about as much attention as you would a 1993 Honda Civic with 300,000 miles on it with every body panel having a different color of flat house paint.  McDonald wrappers clog the back seat floor and the rear window plastic flaps in the wind.
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Now, this is not to say that the inhabitants of these dwellers aren’t groveling pigs.  They very well can be, as both the bottom feeders and the middle class both utilize the same types of shelter.  But let me pause here in defense of those bottom feeders.  Back when I was in the military, after I had decided that signing on the bottom line was the worst mistake in my life and the life was cruel ( hey, I was too young to realize all jobs were exactly just like this ), I turned to the sweet solace of alcohol and those three years passed in a blur.
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If I hadn’t been in a field that had constant shortages of personnel, I probably would have been punished for my lack of enthusiasm I displayed every chance I got.  It could very well have been the start of a downward spiral that could have gotten out of control.  It wasn’t, for the grace of Baby Jesus.  I’m not so in awe of my innate abilities I can point my finger at any drug user and be judgmental.  Booze, drugs, they are equally stupid ways to potentially screw up your life.  Most of us have been there.
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It is easy to give up hope and just let crap slide in importance and things get to be in a feedback loop.  So try to reign in your hateful judgement.  It is easy to condemn someone for cheating and claiming medical disability that is bogus, but if he lives in an area without employment ( SURE we have 4% unemployment as 100 million eligibles are out of the workforce ), what are the abundance of options there?  This is not to excuse lack of effort.  Just a cautionary word edgewise.  That could be YOU one day.
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Anyway, as I said yesterday, disposable housing is part of a strategy.  It is an evolutionary response to occupation, invasion and theft.  This is something a peasant doesn’t have to concern themselves with, because he is protected by institutionalized rapine. Go on, peasant scum, live securely in my hovel.  No one will burn it down, since you pay 25% of your crops in tax to fund the military.  And my, look how pretty it is, with the flower bed.  Good peasant!  Biscuit for you!  And the peasant feels good because they look good.  And feels secure in his company leased “castle”.
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But those barbarians! What scumbags!  We’re better than he is, even if he is free, because our homes are pretty.  What a douchecanoe he is, partaking in drink!  Our lord and savior will welcome us into heaven since we rendered unto Caesar AND do not allow Devil’s rum to touch our pure lips.  Ah, classism, the last refuge of the oppressed pretending they are free.  I just recently read that the Irish are considered Low IQ, on par with the Turd World countries full of Little Brown People.  You know, the folks that Future Orientated by immigrating here and taking over local politics.
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The Irish had a nasty habit of thumbing their nose at British aristocracy.  How dare they!  What impertinence.  They were second only to poor Southerners on the Top Ten Scumbags We Dislike list of the blue blood New England protestant elites because of such cheekiness.  How dare these scumbags don’t play our game of thirty year mortgages and debt slavery!  How dare they live in poverty rather than yolk themselves to our factory mills!  Of course, to be fair to our scumbag elites, those very same poor Whites then treat Blacks with equal contempt, who have the exact same attitude.
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If life were in the least bit fair, ALL poor would have risen up long ago and united to smite the scumbags who hid behind the skirts of capitalism.  But, social engineered racism.  Who does it pay? Rich asswhores.  And for those of you who decry my unfair treatment of middle class working folk, lumping you in with the NON working rich elite, beware.  I know you are correct.  You don’t belong in the same class.  I know that.  Do the other poor folks soon to form into mobs?  Beware unfair envy in the riots and guillotines to come.
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My point here is that “lack of future orientation” is just part of the propaganda of those controlling you and pushing your behaviors.  A crappy house, and sloth, and alternating perceptions of reality are all painted as idiots and swine wallowing in their filth.  But it is a manufactured myth to placate the debt slaves ( not to say that the myth isn’t built of some reality, just that the cultural adaptations of one group is ALWAYS used to justify persecuting them to your group ).
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When it is our job to kill Vietnamese, they are filthy animals living in squalor, eating rotted stinking food. When we invade the middle east to shove democracy up everyone’s ass, the inhabitants are boy sodomizing ragheads.  When the Yankees continue vilifying Southerners, they are trailer trash sister humping banjo playing no shoe wearing hillbillies ( Southerners are vilified to excuse the colonializing and war crimes ).  And when Blacks are accused of lack of future orientation, low IQ, viciousness and sneakiness, it is the exact same charges that are ALWAYS levied against your enemy.  To depersonalize him so killing him is easier.
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And yes, that is what Blacks and Social Justice Warriors are doing to White males right now.  Vilifying us to psych themselves into a lynch mob.  Sure, turnabout might be fair play, but do you really want to prove your low intelligence by buying into your own BS?  Clarity of thought and mind allows you to plan and execute at levels far exceeding your enemies. THAT is why I insist on these types of articles.  Well, that and I enjoy writing them.  Clarity is why you can laugh at yourself, also. Hey the future doesn’t look too bright.  But you can still enjoy it.
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Sunday, December 30, 2018

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Rain and Spiders oh my! Part Four


Minions - *tips Fedora* (Fedora was a battlefield pickup from a Battle of Wits. I lost which is why I have to wear it)


Combat/Battle/Survival Breathing. I'm rolling with Survival Breathing because as much as I like to fantasise about "run and gun" I'm just a blue collar worker with a Martini Action Shotgun. Recall the last time something big / nasty occurred and you were nearby enough. You gasped didn't you? Recall what we said in Part one about parasympathetic nervous system increasing our Respiration rate. OK so something bad happens and we're on autopilot (you know, just for a complete change of pace... lol). Bad Event occurs and oru resp + heart rate through the roof ready to get us to run or smash things ( Dorrito's voice "Why not both?" ).

Now think about if we got our breathing under control. That'd force our body to calm down. Think about when someone's all stressed out and you're all "I've got buckets of wheat berries and a grinder stored away on my junk land. I'm A-OK" so what advice do you give? "Slow down, take deep breaths" and whadya know, they take deep breaths, slow down and then they're ready for the Acceptance stage of DABDA. They're quickly ready to take (hopefully) positive action.

Well apparently that's possible for us to do for ourselves. Keep in mind I'm a blue collar trailer trash militia minion. The last time I was in such a bad position was yonks ago, certainly long before I did the course. I'm just forwarding on info.

So here we go.

BAD EVENT HAPPENS

1. You Gasp - Reframe this to "Shock Breath". Game on minion

2. Catch your breath. Hold for 2 to 4 seconds

3. Breath out 2-4 seconds

4. Hold breath 2-4 seconds

5. Breath out 2-4 seconds

Repeat.

The idea is that it slows down your heart rate as well. The goal is 115 beats per minute. This is the high performance zone. At 145 BPM (flight or fight) you're out of control.


Wim Hoff got a mention as well. I'm about to look into the guy as I've heard great things about him, but being a lazy minion that's easily distracted it's on my ever growing to do list.

Coming up next Rain and Spiders oh my! Part Five "WOW" (short, almost tweet length)

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FUTURE ORIENTATION 2
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I don’t discount that some groups have a much more honed sense of future orientation.  I just don’t think that is determined by race.  I do think races are like breeds, different hard wired programming for different groups of the same species.  That doesn’t make one color superior to the other, just different.  As one gentleman far more intelligent than I stated, men and women of the same cultural group have more differences than other colors of the same gender in  different groups.  Not better, just different.  As with the sexes so with the races or breeds.
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So I don’t care for theories that try to “prove”, usually implicitly, how one race is superior to another.  To prove the theory what usually ends up happening is that after the exceptions are explained it usually boils down to the whole world verses the one group alone we hate. So, for instance, only Jews are greedy and evil but race can’t explain that yet Blacks because of their color are lazy and only care about instant gratification.  We are involved in roundabout ways of explaining hate.  But we should hate everyone, as they are OtherTribe.  It is needless convolution. 
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Instead of saying, hey, as a legacy of slavery, we fear Blacks.  Because they hate us because of their minority status.  So we fear them because they hate us.  Amusingly, Southerners fear and hate Yankees, but that is wrong while it is okay for Blacks to hate everyone including themselves.  And while there is a legacy of racial hatred in the Spanish countries, closely tied to their class system, Brazil seems to have less issues with all their shades of brown and black.  Even though they were the last country to abolish slavery.  Why is one country effected by slavery but the other not?
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I theorize that it is about industrialization and empire.  A largely agrarian country even now, Brazil is LESS divorced from tribalism as the US is.  Brazil is the Portuguese colony surrounded by Spanish ones, and to some degree more culturally uncontaminated for it.  They have a relatively more homogenous culture, even while mixed race.  The US was never homogenous.  At all.  Race differences just made the divisions that much worse.  Then, class differences AGAIN were aggravated by the Yankee Scum as they excelled at industrialism and tried ( successfully ) to colonize the rest of the country for raw materials.
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Then when imperialism was expanded overseas, the classes were further agitated by the fight for the increased imported wealth ( the elite-the blue blood New England Puritan asswhores-were also squeezing the lower classes to become cannon fodder. So on top of not sharing in the spoils the poor had to die to enrich the Yankee Scum.  Socializing the costs are nothing new ).  The whole time from Reconstruction on, the elite pitted the races and the classes against each other for control.  In Brazil, everyone was poor and race didn’t matter.
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But although racism here in ‘Murica is socially engineered, that isn’t my point.  Rather, it is that the further one is removed from tribalism the more future orientation is practiced.  And not for anyone’s benefit other than the kings.  It isn’t about climate.  All humans must be future orientated, just from the way our children must be raised ( yes, you can largely be absentee parents from low intelligence.  As long as the cultural infrastructure is in place for others to learn them young’uns ).  Males must refrain from humping every leg below the hemline of a skirt, and females must hold their wandering eye.
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The Marxist FemiNazi’s would of course yell, Rape Culture, but without cultural programming bitches are just as promiscuous as males.  It is called cuckolding-look it up, ignorant sluts.  Both these monogamous behaviors are Future Orientating.  They sacrifice to properly raise the children for far over a decade.  This is behavior hardwired back in our hunter-gatherer evolution.  Which is very small groups.  Once agriculture hit, more destructive than an asteroid strike, the effects of centralizing power whilst expanding beyond the biological limit of successful group size gave us some very dysfunctional coping mechanisms.
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It is a lot easier to be unfaithful in a large city of thousands compared to the tribe of twenty families, for instance.  Racism became a LOT more pronounced because you no longer know everyone by sight.  You are forced to take shortcuts in quickly identifying threats, such as only focusing on skin color.  In a small village you don’t care if Tobby is Black, if he is a hard worker and honest and helps others.  But some random Black dude getting off the bus in your rural town?  Of course you are going to identify him as a ghetto advanced recon scout.
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And here is another aspect beyond unhealthy centralization.  It is easy to confuse lack of future orientation with military strategy.  Low country White gentlemen of proper breeding looked down their noses at the mountain village Celts, back in olden times in the South.  The language then was EXACTLY like the writing you see now against Blacks.  Lazy, no future orientation, drunkards ( although today it is “druggies” ), crude and living in filth.  The lower class mountainmen didn’t have proper generations long buildings and farms like those industrious Pennsylvania German descendent folk, but rather ramshackle disposable shelters.
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The Germans, model citizens until WWI when Wilson, Lucifer’s Disciple, decided to villainize American-Germans to get us to hate the European Germans as they threatened the profits of JP Morgan, were hero’s for multi-generational planning and the dirty Irish ( once hated worse than Blacks since they were minority Papists ) were lazy slovenly lowlife’s unable to Future Orientate, content to live out of a jug of corn liquor.  Class hatred and propaganda go back a LONG ways.  But look at the Scots-Irish immigrants.  They settled in low fertile soil mountains, as it was the only free land.
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They were hated for being poor, even if they worked seven years at back breaking labor as indentured servants to pay off their passage.  Folks born into wealth don’t care for the poor, for the very reason Blacks hate Whites.  The land was great for insular seclusion, and hiding from the tax collectors.  It wasn’t just Prohibition that made moonshining profitable.  That goes back to the end of the Revolutionary War and the Whiskey Rebellion.  Now, add corn for stills and poor thin mountain soil, and what do you get?  Folks on the move from the law and killing the soil fertility.
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Moving means you don’t sink roots ( they might have been alcoholics but no more than the rich folks.  The smear was a cultural virtue signal in class warfare ).  You are nomadic.  Just like a lot of Africans.  Being hyper-tribal over there was largely a result of constant war over resources and climate change, just as our hillbillies were ultra violent over a denuded resource base.  More tribalism works against centralization.  And centralization requires more future orientation to benefit the State.  I continue and conclude tomorrow.
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Saturday, December 29, 2018

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Rain and Spiders oh my! Part Three



Greetings Fellow Minions *Gives secret BISON handshake*


For the slow amongst us this follows on from "Rain and Spiders oh my! Part Two", lighten up Francis I wasn't talking about you (Rewatch the instructional film "Stripes" for that reference. John Candy you are missed).

We learned that if you're stressed and you're in Flight or Fight that chances are you're not thinking straight. You've got tunnel vision and you're unco-ordinated. You might have a sinking feeling in your stomach as the body shifts blood supply from what's not needed right now (digestion) to the muscles so you can bash your way out of the situation Neanderthal style.


There's some smart shiela who came up with a model of how people deal with grief. DABDA - Denial, Anger (or frustration), Blame, Defeat / Depression, Acceptance. With the exception of the last part we're playing the victim and nothing productive occurs. It's at Acceptance where we can act. (refer to instructional video -> https://youtu.be/ohrjV8hBmC0?t=67 ).


How can we use this knowledge?

The first part is Awareness. We have to be mindful of our internal dialog and also what others around us are saying. We have to catch ourselves before we allow it to get to far. Not only is Debbie Downer going to put us in a downer Mr Grumpy is going to drag everyone down and we're all just gunna give up. So turn that frown upside down and get to work! Or in other words Without awareness we're just running on Flight & Fight programming

The second part is to have an Anchor -  reason to go on. "I have to do this because ...." (see kids, pay the mortgage, make sure the browser history is cleared). My instructor gave some personal anecdotes about people who "made" it and others that didn't during SF selection. He was referring to men in the peak of physical conditioning where fitness wasn't a factor of their success rather it all came down to mindset. Those that had an anchor were in successful part.


The last part is Combat/Battle/Survival Breathing. This is an important point that warrants a post of it's own so stay tuned for the next instalment of Rain and Spiders oh my!

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FUTURE ORIENTATION
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Okay, first let’s get this out of the way.  I don’t believe we can ever truly eliminate racism from our hard wired behavior.  I don’t care what brain damaged purple hair future cat ladies say, no, stupid dumb bitch, we cannot all get along.  You think negro’s are your friend, go live in the ghetto and then get back to me if you live ( let me hasten to add that your odds are not much better in a holler in Kentucky amongst the White trailer trash ).  Culture and tribe are the important part, but skin color cannot be eliminated.
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And it cannot be eliminated as a consideration because all others, regardless of color, are the enemy in a tribe, and a lot of times the first clue the enemy was near was you noticed a guy out there of the wrong hue.  Yes, Blacks are racist.  They see a White dude and they automatically assume they are up to no good, being of The Other Tribe.  99 times out of a hundred, they are probably right.  Whites can be racist for the exact same reason.  Yeah, nothing personal, it is just that the odds of you being dangerous are high.  For BOTH whites and blacks.
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Political Correct Sisters Of The Pink Pussy Hats are telling you Black racism is good but White racism is bad.  What they are really telling you is that All Honkey Mo Fo’s Must Die, but that just means they are retarded.  Most PC’ers are lily white.  Dumb ass pukes.  Yes, as with most things it is all about the money.  Bitches want our jobs and all our treasure.  Nothing new there.  The only good thing is that like during the French Liberation at the end of WWII, old stupid behavior will stop immediately, soon.
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After a few Leftard bitches have their hair shaved as collaborators, all the rest will quickly try to prove they never had a bad attitude and will return to being meek breeders who are just as happily racist as all the rest of us.  Just keep in mind how this is going to go before that.  Anti-racism is really anti-tribe which is really Internationalist which is globalism ( communism has nothing to do with it. Nor socialism.  They are all Brownshirts for our corporate and banker elites ).  Those pushing globalism will continue to fight to screw the 90%.
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But that is not what I want to talk about today.  Now that I’ve established that racism is natural, I also need to talk about HOW to be racist, since too many morons out there have no idea.  The whole point of racism is to hate other tribes. IF, and only if the other tribe is OtherColor is it okay to hate that color.  But don’t forget that color is ONLY an initial indicator to alert you.  In other words, you can’t JUST hate color if the whole point is to hate other tribes. 
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If someone in your tribe is that other color, how can you hate that other color?  It makes no sense.  Ultimately you must hate by tribal affiliation, NOT color alone.  Which is why I really, REALLY get aggravated reading about “scientific” justifications for hating other colors.  I’m not saying that they don’t have something going for them in theory, but once you use them as blanket classifications you lose your grasp on reality ( as opposed to theory ).  The big one is the currently popular ( as opposed to the old biblical justifications ) “whites had to get through the winter so they are better at planning ahead”.
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On the face of it, this makes a great deal of sense.  Culture is local survival DNA ( most of our hard wiring is reinforcing our need to follow our cultural training ).  If the local culture had to plan a year in advance they would reward and breed those who had “future orientation”.  Okay, all well and good.  One needs to cut wood TWO years in advance, jerk meat and etcetera.  This is all obvious.  What isn’t obvious is why we assume those NOT living in the cold north automatically lack any future orientation.
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The last time I checked, not too far from the equator there are really tall mountains that were only inhabitable by really well organized and future orientated NON White people ( hint: look at Lima, Peru ).  Or are Indians ( Feathers, not Dots ) exempt from contempt because they are originally from ( in theory ) the Orient and hence “honorary whites”?  See, this is the trouble Nazi’s and other serious racists run into.  Jews are White but still not racially pure….huh?  And Indians aren’t Black enough to be low IQ…what?  Consistency breaks down.
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All these theories justifying racism are really just a rehash of the old biblical justifications of slavery.  Since “science” is the new religion ( just look at Gore Warmers ).  But you shouldn’t be looking at race in light of geography.  That delivers too many exceptions that convolute your theories.  Are Eskimos as good as Scandinavians?  After all, they both live in the north.  Why were Slav Russians bad ( so went the Pure Aryan theory ) if they live further north?  Perhaps the Nazi’s didn’t believe in “future orientation” making for superior intelligence.  Did they know Russians were a big mix of Vikings?
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The whole theory kind of rests on the assumption that Blacks lazily stirred themselves from their dusty bed of leaves and meandered into the jungle and picked a bunch of fruit and never thought about tomorrow at all.  I’m not saying that Blacks aren’t LESS future orientated than Whites in general.  That may or may not be true.  I am saying that whatever that difference is doesn’t justify the theory that only colder climates dictate this cultural feature.  After all, most Blacks aren’t hunters and gatherers but farmers.  Which takes a wee bit of future orientation.
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What is different isn’t climate.  It is tribal orientation and lack of nationalization.  THAT is your differential.  Any IQ differences ( although I have issues with that benchmark myself ) can be, I contend, attributed to the culture of the group size.  Africans are more tribal than their White imperial opponents.  That and NOT skin color or climate makes all the difference.  Hell, even that might explain White Chick Infatuation with Other Colors.  Because tribalism is the future and NOT nationalism or imperialism.  They might just correctly be identifying future winners in the resource wars.  I continue tomorrow.
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Friday, December 28, 2018

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Rain and Spiders oh my! Part Two


Good Morning Minions *Shows BISON tattoo*


Yesterday we got sidetracked with listening to gut feelings and intuition. With any luck today I will stay on track.

I took copious notes on the course and sharing them is a way of internalising what was covered. Any mistakes that I make in this series are mine from hearing the instructor wrong, writing down the wrong stuff or me just being a dumby


The instructor had serious credentials. Former SAS, million years experience. I don't want to dwell on the instructor just to say he's been there, done that but didn't tell war stories to big up himself. Well he told one & it had nothing to do with clandestine activities and was very pertinant for average joes (I'll share that later).


For the instructor, by far the most important factor when it comes to survival is mindset. So important that it made up a fair chunk of the course.


Reminder - this is a Wilderness Survival Course where you find yourself out in the bush. Broken down 4x4, lost whilst hiking, plane crashes on a mysterious tropical island somewhere in the South Pacific Ocean during a commercial flight between Sydney and Los Angeles

First point was "what are stressors"

* Hunger (you can convince yourself/others that you're going to starve. This decreases morale)
* Thirst
* Loss of control
* illness / injury
* fatigue
* Boredom
* Isolation / loneliness
* Exposure

These can all lead to fear and panic which in turn effects the Sympathetic Nervous System (Fight or Flight). This is basic biology so it's not a good or a bad thing. It just is a fact of life.

If the Sympathetic Nervous System kicks in you'll experience an increase in Blood Pressure, Heart Rate and Respiration rate. Your gross motor actions will become more pronounced whilst your cognition (brain processing) and fine motor skills (tying knots etc) decreases. You'll also experience tunnel vision where you're focusing on one point to the detriment of other, possibly life threatening, points.

It's not all bad news though. In the next installment (maybe the one after... I don't know but I read ahead and there's a lot to cover... you lucky fellow minions) we'll cover a strategy to deal with the Flight or Fight response


To be continued......


Link on my prefered response to a threat -> https://youtu.be/pmck_Eu323Q?t=26



ode to the economy 3 of 3 ( article 1 of 2 today )


ODE TO THE ECONOMY 3
( article 1 of 2 today )
Supermarkets sell you cheap food ( cheap as in profits, not total costs to the consumer ) because of competition.  Store X gives you loss  leaders every week to get your sad sack sorry ass into the store.  Almost always, you buy something else.  Even if it is just something perishable you are almost out of and you want to save on vehicle wear and tear.  That head of lettuce might have only netted the store ten cents, with the pound of hamburger losing them a nickel, but the lights and power and employees were already paid.  Your entry cost them nothing and yielded a nickel.
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No, you don’t stay open making a nickel at a time.  But you do stay in business stealing customers who buy not just sale items but everyday priced items. The store can make zero off you one trip because the other three trips are profitable.  The stores who only get business at a loss, the “cherry picker” customers?  They price everything too high and only draw in customers for sale items.  They are your next bankruptcy filers.  Which is about half the grocery stores in town.  Then what happens?
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A grocery store is not the same thing as a gas station.  A station is in effect completely robotized.  The tanker truck comes and dumps the gas, a customer swipes his card to pay for it and someone only has to be there to minimize the chances of vandalism.  One gas customer an hour or thirty, the costs barely budge.  A grocery store can handle up to X amount of business for their costs, but anything over that does drive up their costs.  Stocking the shelves is labor intensive.  Even the more efficient ones must pay for product movement.
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Some stores are so good they just open the case and throw it on the shelf.  The prices on so low customers come to the run down building in the ghetto to shop.  And they won’t be increasing their hours with more business.  Remember, the ghetto.  If they are a giant warehouse in the safer industrial area, there is still going to be increased manpower cost as more freight gets moved.  My point is, getting an increase in business as your competitors close will involve your cost and then your prices increasing.  This is what lack of redundancy causes.
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Okay, how business USED to be done was that you had a position that wasn’t busy all of the eight hours.  You gave them Make-Work to do ( one reason your popcorn costs $6 at the theatre is that you are paying people to stand around waiting for the next customer to buy snacks. Multiplexes somewhat eliminate this with less downtime than an older one or two screen ).  At a grocery store, the guy bagging groceries faced the shelves.  A clerk dusted them, and etcetera.  Now?  To be more “efficient”, fifty percent of positions are eliminated.
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The remaining employees do at least 150%.  Sometimes on bad days 200%.  There is ZERO down time.  Which means increased demand has no labor available to fill it.  Think of it like a car dealership.  Five salesmen hang around picking their ass.  A customer comes in and there are extra people to go “help” them.  But that is because they work on commission only.  If they were hourly, like other retail stores, you would have ONE salesman.  If two customers came in at the same time, they would have to wait their turn.  You don’t wait your turn at Amazon because of robots.
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A perfect grocery store would have one brand and size per item, with limited items.  Each item would be an opened case, with open cases behind it.  All meat is frozen, all produce in bags rather than loose.  One guy supervises all the self check out scanners, and after a limited number of hours open that one employee would close up and re-stock the cases.  The problem is, all grocery stores are like full serve gas stations that never got robots to perform all tasks.  You can dump gas into a tank after hours, but you can’t gravity dump cases from the semi to the shelves.
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And, all grocery stores are working on a century old design when labor was considered essential rather than optional.  Even Sam’s and Costco types have a lot of labor to pay ( not to mention far more real estate costs ).  More customers, more cost.  But, you ask, aren’t we paying more now just having more stores open?  Well, grocery stores have their own version of the convenience store, the specialty departments.  The bakery and the deli’s.  Offering ready to eat foods, at quite the premium mark-up.  Absent those?
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If customers stop buying luxury foods, those lost profits need to be made up by rising costs on commodities.  So here is your grocery store, without retail competition.  It isn’t raising costs because it can but because it must.  Keep in mind no store is truly competition free.  Just like the last time foods insanely inflated in price, you can always have a neighborhood food co-op.  Any business can rent out their back room to the group one day a month, the semi delivers and the members save on bulk buying ( obviously, this would only work with a limited amount of choices.  Say, shelf stable basics like flour and sugar and such ).
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So the retail grocery store will still shave costs as much as possible.  But his labor costs are higher, AND he makes far less since few customers can afford fried chicken or birthday cakes.  You the customer get to pay that extra.  Like to guess about clothing next?  Imports are far more expensive as fuel shortages due to bankrupted transportation companies are widespread.  And delivery costs are higher with less trucking companies paying more to drive over roads that are not maintained adequately anymore. 
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You want to buy a gun?  Well, delivery costs have increased-see above-and so you can’t just impulse buy a gun with a $20 S&H on top of a $20 dealer markup.  There are far fewer gun sellers, so now the mark-up is triple, as is the freight.  Now it only makes sense to buy what is in stock, and buying in stock adds in a “shelf tax”.  Inventory sitting is always marked up more.  Plus, more gun makers went out of business so wholesaler costs are higher.  Your $400 retail hunting rifle is now $600.  And that is in today’s dollars.
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Yet, as everyone is forced to raise prices, what happens?  The same pool of wages is split far more.  Everyone buys less.  If you have one dollar and a can of peas goes from fifty cents to seventy-five, you don’t buy two cans but one.  Multiply that across ALL goods and services.  I tried explaining this to my supposed “superior”.  Look at the math.  Look at the downward donation of food.  Less cans per year, as costs went up.  They were still donating the same dollar, which was half the food.  What did the boss do?  Hired more people to tried to give away twice the free food.
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As people buy less because they have no more dollars, less gets sold which means businesses go out of business.  Prices go up even more as less customers have wages to buy anything and each sold item must take on the burden of less volume sold.  If ammo is ten cents and you can buy ten giving the seller ten cents profit, his cost is nine cents each.  If his costs go to a dime, your ammo is now $1.10.  If you only have a buck, and buy nine, his profit dropped by as much as your costs increased. 
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So now he charges you 12 cents each.  So you buy eight.  His profit just dipped again.  See how this is going?  Every buyer and seller in a self feeding loop.  Understand now how inflation and immigration is preferable to this demand destruction?  It used to be a lot easier when the economy wasn’t consumption but destruction.  Go to the factory and build bombs and they would need more tomorrow.  But as soon as they replaced bomb makers with bomb making machines, there was no civilian economy anymore. 
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We replaced that wartime economy with a consumer economy, but we forgot the buyers of crap needed a job.  You can only increase demand so much with welfare payments ( which is really corporate welfare, as they are the ultimate beneficiary.  Who makes more on ObammyPhones?  Tyrone or Wal-Mart? ) to illegal immigrants.  Ah, self-feeding negative cycles.  Fun futures for all.
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