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Monday, April 30, 2018

feeding the beast 1 of 2


FEEDING THE BEAST
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Have you tried out “Black Pilled” on YouTube?  The guy is pretty good and has a lot of interesting clips.  His latest, third week of April, is on Funding The Enemy.  He focuses mainly on working for a globalist corporation and hence funding them through your labor.  I don’t how far back this concept goes, although I believe the Vietnam War was when it became popularized ( actually, I think the Walden Pond Dude brought it up.  Or was than Spooner? ). 

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By globalist, I take the meaning to imply the American Empire led global trade system with the petrodollar currency.  He could mean One World government ( although I don’t usually get that vibe.  You can usually tell when someone goes with the Illuminati One World Jewish Bilderburg UN Blue Helmet Troop shtick ).  You could claim that corporations are stateless entities and thus a power unto themselves, but I believe the banks are stateless and mostly run things, with the governments and corporations subservient to then as one has money and the other two need it.

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I thought the video was really good, with food for thought, but to me it is fundamentally flawed.  It implies that there is a system to be saved, that individuals have power.  It reinforces our propaganda that we are free ( all this is subtle.  Black Pilled seems to be pessimistic enough for rational analysis.  My point here is that when you DON’T believe in imminent civilization collapse, your perspective is flawed ).

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Fundamentally, you need to look after yourself.  I know what you are thinking, you’re saying, hey, Jim, if we are all selfish pricks and don’t tribe-up, nothing will change.  You think that because you believe there can be a chance that the system will not implode.  You might as well just go join the Junior Mogambo Rangers Prep Squad and stock a tent, a case of MRE’s, a FLIR scope and fifteen semi-auto rifles with two hundred  magazines and one case of ammo.  Hope springs eternal, and the “Murican Way is nonnegotiable. 

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We are double dog dry humped.  The only question is timing.  Wasting time researching and “de-funding” evil corporations is a waste of your efforts.  Now, I’m not saying SOME boycotts aren’t useful.  Not shopping at Dick’s Sporting Goods after they stopped selling guns ( or was it just semi’s? ) gave a loud and clear message that evil gun grabbers can suck the Bill Of Right’s ass.  If you weren’t denying Wal-Mart your money simply because they engage in full scale rapine ( ie, their merchandise is shoddy and overpriced ), now you can as they stop selling semi’s, if you so desire.

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Did Sears or K-Mart get much of my money after they stopped selling guns?  No.  Even though that was mostly because of their stupid prices, that policy was a deciding factor also.  But also acknowledge the true impact of your actions.  It does SOME good, but ultimately little changes.  For the last ten years, 90% of the corporations screwing us, embracing leftist BS, spying on us for the government, themselves funding anti-gun laws, they are all funded by the stock market bubble.  Mass boycotts CAN work, by imploding a stock on an evil company, but far too many carry on with business as usual, by central bank funding.

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How do you think the fracking gas and oil companies go so long losing money?  Every company, even in the sweet spots with the highest concentrations and least extraction costs, has lost money from the very beginning.  They are funded because their business is too important to fail.  The fracking oil keeps up the volume of fuel ( but NOT the net energy delivered ), and liquid fuel is the lubricant keeping our economy moving.  A lot of this has to do with falling interest rates, but some is certainly central planning.

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When interest rates fall, you can keep rolling over your debt.  That is what the Feds have done the last decade plus.  They aren’t paying the principle, so their payments stay the same, or rise far less than normal.  Some years they borrow more just to pay the next round of interest payments.  Companies do the same.  The bank never loaned actual money, so they can create more.  A bankrupt customer merely needs to keep paying interest.  The principle doesn’t matter to the bank, either.  It only all unravels when interest rates rise.  But as far as economic engineering, there is also the obvious fact to the central bank that they must keep the fuel flowing so all their other customers paying interest can keep making their interest payments.

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A lot of companies, hence, aren’t altogether unduly effected when their customers are dissatisfied.  It doesn’t matter how much bad publicity fracking firms get, nor does it matter to Wal-Mart if they lose all their gun customers.  The main profit center is in the Food Stamp customers, and those customers don’t vote with their feet.  And it certainly doesn’t matter if you stop funding Wal-Mart with your labor.  The swell deal with high unemployment and high immigration is that no one cares when you quit a job.  Ten other unqualified people line up for your slot.  You haven’t accomplished anything.

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Now, to be fair, Black Pilled in the video acknowledges this and doesn’t claim much good will occur past the individual level.  Philosophically, his stand is admirable.  But, again, this skips the elephant in the room.  The collapse is coming, and if you harm yourself preparing for it by standing on principles, you only harm yourself and the company wins in the end as your lifeless corpse joins those of it’s CEO’s.  Your labor isn’t funding evil as much as evil is helping you fund your escape from the system ( again, Black Pilled isn’t incorrect.  He states, how is he to trust you in the actual trenches when you couldn’t even spend a few bucks more de-funding evil companies?  Good point.  But my point is supersedes his.  I’ll continue tomorrow ).

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Sunday, April 29, 2018

rimfire sniper 2 of 2


RIMFIRE SNIPER 2
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When your budget is tight, a bolt action gun is easy peasy to fit into your training schedule.  For as little as dollar, you can go to the range ( with a rimfire, it is much easier to find a makeshift range ) and get some serious practice.  You aren’t wasting rounds plinking, but going for one shot hits.  Twenty rounds can last as long as a few hundred would in a semi ( if you had the mags already loaded ).  Which is why I advise turning your AR into a bolt action ( blocking the gas port ).  Since they are inherently more accurate than many bolt actions due to the nature of their design, one might be tempted to use them as an example to prove semi’s are now required in sniper rifles.

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But a semi is a semi, from the point of view of logistics.  Whether an AR or a rimfire.  It doesn’t matter if it is a designated marksman, semi still wastes rounds.  You’ll lose your site picture cycling a bolt, they say, use semi.  Losing your site picture is EXACTLY what you want.  This lose is what trains the brain to not waste ammunition.  With a semi, the stress your brain gives you causes an ammo dump, from the fright and response to survive this combat.  With a bolt action, the stress is on making the shot count, since you only get one.  This is real world reporting, not theory.

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I know you all think I focus on being a cheap bastard, which in and of itself is true, but a knock on effect of that is focusing on logistics.  Unlike food, shelter, clothing or almost anything else, firearms are not able to be duplicated on a more primitive level.  You THINK you can manufacture black powder on a cottage industry level, but that is only true for a hunting situation, NOT a defense situation.  Only nation states can support the infrastructure needed for industrial sizes of powder, ore processing and factories, colonialization for surplus nitrates, or a centralized effort at collecting domestic sources of same.

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What you have stockpiled is IT.  No Mas!  Whether a civil insurrection or post apocalypse, your stockpile is the last ammunition in the world, realistically for all intents and purposes.  Going manual rather than semi prolongs your supply.  AND minimizes the extra you need for training.  Okay, I’m going to try to put the semi-auto tirade to bed and not resurrect it, if I can.  Since we aren’t going to attempt to fill the air with lead, which just plays to the strength of the enemy by fighting short range ( Sun Tzu would NOT be pleased with your pasty white capitalist pig dog ass! ), let’s move on to the strengths of the rimfire system.

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No recoil doesn’t JUST make this round suitable for those unable to hold or fire centerfire round weapons.  It is also great for mediocre shooters.  I can hit the paper, somewhere, at two hundred yards with my Enfield ( which is why I’m more comfortable keeping this a ONE hundred yard gun ), but with a rimfire I can get rounds a LOT closer to the center ring, and that is with a crappy Wal-Mart rifle.  I can also scope the rimfire with much better results.  Obviously, you can scope thirty cals, but my performance is not as enhanced with glass on them as it is on rimfire. 

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I am NOT a super ninja special forces shooter.  I have no desire to be, because I know I can only increase my skill with a lot more money, and I’m simply not all that interested.  I feel my mathematical odds of survival are enhanced by focusing on food rather than firearms.  That is JUST me, personally.  Your mileage might obviously vary.  I look at it like I do my transportation.  I can get much better performance in a motor vehicle, but my entire lifestyle must change to pay for that.  I could ride a pimping radical geared bike for effortless hill climbing, but my investment in equipment, but especially in increased mechanical skill, would need to increase exponentially.  Far better to sacrifice performance rather than money or time.

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Simply, for me, a rimfire is much easier to learn on.  For 20% of the investment I get 80% of the performance.  Do I stand a change slugging it out High Noon style with a guy with a two grand AR and multiple hours of training per week?  Of course not.  But how many of those am I going to run across?  More to the point, after the initial die-off, the combat vets will be relying far less on their equipment than their experience.  They won’t be relying on slinging lead as much.  The equipment will diminish in importance at this point.  Other factors come into play.  Are they fed?  Do they have transportation to your area?  You get the picture.

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You shouldn’t really be looking at the rimfire as a defensive weapon, but an offensive one.  And offense is more skill than equipment.  What was more important to the Viet Cong for their survival, that they had semi-auto AK’s or that we simply could not find or catch them?  And what was more important when they attacked our bases at night ( or our patrols anytime ), our night vision and machine guns, or their skill in ambush?  A single 22 shot at a sentry or patrol member might not accomplish a huge amount past psych-ops, but that skill is a lot easier to learn by an amateur. 

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Who am I going to fear more?  The guy spraying the countryside with 5.56 lead, all super tactical with MOLLIE gear chockablock full of magazines.  Or the old decrepit hermit that shows up on his schedule, fires a shot and always wounds a man, then disappears?  You know when you hear that weak ass 22, a man is already down.  When Tommy T unloads a few clips, everyone goes to ground and knows more than likely all is well past an inconvenience.  Just think about it.  For hundreds of thousands of years, raiding was the primary successful type of warfare.  Modern nation state warfare is far more recent and only by acquiring surplus is it feasible.  In an age of decline without surplus, you devolve back to war as you are able to fight it.  Not how you would LIKE to fight it.

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Saturday, April 28, 2018

rimfire sniper 1 of 2


RIMFIRE SNIPER

When there is talk of rimfire weapons for the apocalypse, inevitably it is of allowing women and children to rapid fire dump fifty round mags at invaders.  This is of course retarded, as no cartridge is cheap enough to rapid semi fire indefinitely, nor are anyone’s stockpiles deep enough, nor is it wise for the shooters.  Tactics are for cannon fodder, strategy is for armchair General’s never in battle, and logistics are for the gene pool evolutionary winners.  I don’t think I can make it any plainer than that. 

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Semi-auto is a logistics dead end.  We’ve talked previously of short term semi’s for the die-off, manual action firearms for the long term post-apocalypse and rimfire for a Forever Gun.  Semi can have a place, in a niche roll.  After that, it is suicide-99% of survivalists are incapable of fire discipline in the heat of battle where brain chemicals decide your action.  You can delude yourself all you want, but I’m not buying what you are selling.  Almost nobody can defeat brain chemistry, whether it be sexual desire, hormone dictated physiological functions or performance under adrenaline. 

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Just as I always get arguments against finite resource depletion, against the predominance of food in human behavior and towards the innate goodness of human beings towards their fellow man, I also always count on some argument trying to convince me that only semi-auto’s are superior.  But I wasn’t arguing that they are not a superior Oil Age Industrial Age weapon, I am arguing that they suck pus bloated monkey testicles for AFTER the apocalypse.  So when the argument states that rimfires are great post-apoc weapons because the rounds are cheap, and then inevitably the approved rifle is a Rugar 10/22 semi-auto, we circle back around to logistics and the end of our Industrial Age.

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If you stock the rimfire because it is cheap, and then practice a lot with it because it is cheap, and are capable of better marksmanship because of its lack of recoil, all those advantages evaporate when you switch from bolt action to semi-automatic.  Is it the cat’s meow when you can hit three enemy combatants in the face at two hundred yards in a second and a half?  Sure.  But is it any less terrifying to the enemy when a guerrilla only kills one of your own, verses three?  I would submit that lack of multiply hits is not a handicap in a ambush situation.  Especially since, to gain that capacity, you sacrifice sound logistics.

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Let’s keep this simple.  On a budget, you can easily get a rimfire bolt action sniper-like rifle under $250 ( Savage Arms Mk II FV ).  And on a budget, you can stock several thousand rounds for another $150.  If you go to semi, the comparably accurate rifle costs more and you need to stock a LOT more ammunition ( plus magazines ), both for training and for operations.  In a decade long civil war, I’d rather have a one shot, one ( eventual ) kill than have to worry that my ammunition is going to hold up under spray and pray conditions.

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Yes, I can already hear you now.  Better to have semi in case you need it, fire discipline, and practice.  If you need multiple shots to defend yourself with a rimfire, chances are good you are overrun already.  This is an ambush gun.  If you are equipping kids and women with rimfire, they need to be OUT of a fixed position.  Better they shoot ( one round ) and scoot and disappear into the trees and rendezvous elsewhere.  Their chances are better of surviving.  We’ve already talked of fire discipline.  If you can achieve it, even through an inordinate amount of practice, great.  For the majority of us, not going to happen, if for no other reason than training.  Make your gun discipline you ( if you want most of a book making a case against semi‘s, see my Apocalypse Gun Porn in BBBno.2 ).  

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If you are NOT on a budget, most of what I’m saying here is not applicable.  I would suggest both Commander Zero and Liberty And Lead2 blogspot.  CZ for his 40k rimfire deep larder and L&L for the rifle project.  L&L is, incidentally, a large part of the inspiration for this article.  I was commenting about his plans for a three hundred yard rimfire, questioning the energy dump at that range, and he advised using a 22 short or cap in shooting gelatin ( or similar medium ) as the cap has the same energy at the muzzle as a 22LR has at 300 yards ( although that might be an expensive type of 22LR.  The comment is at the April 20 or so Kidd Rock article at his site ).

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L&L is a pretty good egg.  If you want less doom and gloom, less hate and less nice hair, he is your guy.  He doesn’t always post on your schedule,  but he is a hobbyist of the best sort ( as is Commander Zero, which is why he is about the only Yuppie Scum Survivalist I respect ).  Just beware the two sites are, in certain aspects, for those preppers in better financial straights.  CZ will practice frugal everyday eating grocery shopping, and L&L preaches rice and beans in two liter bottles, but both like their high dollar firearms.  Not to say that is wrong.  You save money on X to buy better guns.  I’m just saying your average Joe doesn’t even always have that option. 

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When I wrote the Forever Gun book ( available in BBBno.9 ), rimfire was stupid expensive and barely available, and I focused on reloading 9mm for a cheaper option ( giving you five cent rounds if you had lead ).  But my original Forever Gun was a rimfire.  In 2006 or 2007 ( or close enough ), I bought a Wal-Mart rimfire semi tube fed, for $100.  Ten thousand rounds of rimfire was another $175, for a total of $300 after tax for a Forever Gun ( while everyone else has devolved into black powder or archery, you retain the superior smokeless powder weapon, and at that point its low energy round is no longer inferior ).

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Now, for a short open window of low demand due to high unemployment, you can once again cheaply stockpile a Forever Gun Arsenal.  And make no mistake.  Go look at the price of gasoline.  We are on the upswing in energy prices ( not to say we won’t drop back down.  What concerns me is that if it goes up high enough, we get a 2009 repeat of bankruptcy and unemployment and we see shortages and surging prices as lots of companies bankrupt and commodities surge.  NOT good for ammunition or gun prices-but especially not for ammo ).  It could be nothing or it could be Good Night Stock Market Irene.

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I’m working my way towards merging your Forever Gun Arsenal with a immediate need rimfire sniper.  Return tomorrow for that.

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Friday, April 27, 2018

peak cheap


PEAK CHEAP
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The end of cheap everything, and not just because of Peak Oil and the collapse of the petrodollar, but because of the end of American colonialism.  Okay, the three are related and intertwined, but I’ve usually focused on inflation as the reason our affordable consumer items will not last forever ( you know, those cool consumer items like ammunition and wheat berries, firearms and warm weather clothes ) and today I’d like to focus more on the less covered aspect.  American colonialism and free commodities for business is nothing new.  The Marines were sent in to keep bananas cheap long before imported oil or our central bank.  What is new(er) is the global aspect of our trade.

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We all know that as soon as the petrodollar is rejected by the last country in a Straw That Broke The Camel’s Back moment ( it doesn’t have to be rejected by all, just by enough ) we lose all our imports and inflation and shortages go de rigeur.  Since we print money ( in the form of government bonds ) as debt and foreigners need dollars to buy oil, in effect we have oil backed currency.  The fact that nobody is buying our bonds anymore has more to do with the rejection of that petrodollar system than it does with our unsound deficit ( which most everyone emulates anyway ). 

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But there is another component to this.  It isn’t as important, nor will it be as devastating, but it will severely impact a certain sector of consumerism.  It is the grain for commodity trade.  Here is how it works in simplified terms.  Take any third world country that grows commodities.  Coffee, chocolate, sugar, cooking oil, spices.  The workers, sharecroppers mostly, are paid enough to eat, and not much more.  Then, because they mostly don’t own the land, they can only grow that export crop and must buy their food at the market.  This food can usually be American grains.

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Most peasants cannot compete with American grain.  Which is usually grown at a loss ( until the corporate welfare check from the government is cashed ).  Besides industrialization, there is government subsidies.  You are feeding a working with like a nickels worth of grain, for that days labor.  In exchange you are getting nearly free export crops ( coffee, spices, cocoa, oil ).  You don’t need to buy land ( it is cheaper to bribe the politician to do Land Use to your benefit ), nor wait the seven years it takes the coffee plant to grow, you just pay a peasant nearly nothing to harvest.  All this transportation ( grain to overseas, overseas crop back to America ) was once again somewhat government subsidized for dirt cheap costs.

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The whole point of a colony is to get nearly free commodities.  British sugar went a long ways feeding factory workers ( besides being profitable in its own right ).  Southern cotton to Yankee pig bankers and industrialists.  Columbian cocaine through US intelligence agencies.  Brazilian coffee.  We do the same with mining.  If a third world worker gets a buck fifty in wages a day, then spends a buck buying your wheat for his family ( because the local grain is far more expensive to produce organically than we can do it mechanically with carbon fuel inputs, and with corporate low interest rate loans from free money from the petrodollar ) which cost you fifteen or twenty cents, the produced commodity is dirt cheap to you.

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This doesn’t necessarily have to be a direct trade.  The country we import from might buy the cheap grain from us, then sell it to the worker even cheaper than they paid for it, for social stability.  Either way, the corporation buying the commodity was allowed to pay in extremely low wages.  Think about a cheap can of coffee at $6.  That is $3 a pound, retail.  The store cost was $1.50 and the company got .75cents a pound for it ( again, I‘m simplifying ).  That includes all their local costs such as the can and distribution and American workers at the warehouse.  How much do you actually think they pay for that coffee on the plantation?

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Since very few corporations control almost all our food, would you like to bet that the same company both grows the grain and imports the product the grain bought?  The company doesn’t make obscene profits.  More than likely, they are at that profit margin of 5% just like the grocery store selling the final product.  My point here is that the true cost is hidden by both government subsidy and centralized monopolies ( in this case, relatively speaking, mostly benign ), both of which are a product of nearly free oil.

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And no, the free oil doesn’t end with the petrodollar.  It was already gone up in price excessively by nothing other than our free conventional oil being mostly replaced by poor net energy fuels.  The days of cheap oil are long gone.  And yet the consumer still sees heavily subsidized gasoline and import crop foods.  Just like Mexico feeding all her poor who get fifty percent of their calories by corn, by selling the corn below cost to them, Americans are also bribed with cheaper commodities.  You might not believe me, but prior to the ethanol fiasco, most Americans were bloated daily with under priced corn.  Try growing your own chicken, even at the retail cost.  No way you can do it.

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When corn was dirt cheap, it came back to the American eating public as cheap soda, cheap meat and cheap snacks.  Most of your calories were corn ( and probably still are, even at double the price ).  Our gasoline is cheap due to our military patrolling the trade routes ( we still get a minimum of half our oil from overseas ).  Corporations profit handsomely at low mark-ups, because they receive government subsidized raw material.  If effect, the government goes into debt to bribe corporations to sell food and fuel at low, low prices.  

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You are spoiled and think prices are too high, but Americans pay some of the cheapest food prices in the world.  Mostly because of free oil, but also by exploiting labor and land in a colonial arrangement.  If you haven’t stocked up on all these commodities that are heavily subsidized, you are not preparing adequately.  It might only be black pepper and coffee ( most likely your sugar is domestic beet sugar ), perhaps some chocolate, and are not strictly necessary ( although I would argue that life without coffee is brutish and short ), but they are so damn cheap it is criminal to not stockpile them.

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Thursday, April 26, 2018

syria scare 2 of 2


SYRIA SCARE 2
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Why are you reading the main stream media?  Do you enjoy your communist programming?  Do you secretly pine for Comrade Hilary?  Do you really think the Left will give two hoots about the working class or the poor?  Really?  What does the Left push, above all others?  Immigration ( and it’s inbred kissing cousin diversity ).  Flood the land with little brown people, because White Boys are so evil that the scumbags like you and I don’t deserve to have a job.  And who benefits from that?  The corporate overlords that never met a real purchasing power wage decrease they didn’t heartily approve of ( and if minimum wage gets in the way, we’ll just tack on an extra ten percent mandatory insurance tax ).

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The main stream media isn’t so much progressive or communist ( although, obviously, they are.  The Left media used to be used to push the right wing pro-corporate anti-worker viewpoint, until the Left slowly eased into that view themselves, at which point the media just went full on Left so the dumbed down population was no longer confused by the seemingly different political parties.  Remember, the parties are no longer left or right, but Imperial now ) as it is a propaganda arm of the elite used to herd all the cats into the chute for fleecing.  All the “news” that isn’t fit to print should be avoided for this reason. 

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Have you convinced yourself that you’ll be misinformed if you don’t watch the news?  I’ve tried alternate sites such as the Arab, Russian and French news, and I don’t think they offer anything either.  I seem to be, mostly, well enough informed by following others news analysis.  Let them wade through the lies and bombast and condense it for you.  Places like Burning Platform and Zero Hedge.  This way I mostly avoid the MSM, and such “stories” as the low stockpile of Australian gasoline.  Is that even news, or News Filler?

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After the ’08 crash, when oil got up to $150 a barrel, a lot of our artificial fertilizer companies went overseas for cheaper manufacture, and never returned.  Half of our fertilizer needs to be imported.  Add in the half of the oil that also comes from overseas.  We are NOT food independent for just this reason.  Where did I read about this?  Not from the MSM.  It was analysis from an independent.  Now THAT is news, not the fact that Oz outsourced gasoline refinement.  Sure, that is a bit retarded, on the face of it.  But far less moronic then allowing money to be placed high above food security in importance like the US did.

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And just how important is gasoline to the Australians?  In America, where we built an entire infrastructure for cars and suburbs, the lack of gas would be crippling.  It is my understanding that most other countries have a far better public transportation system than we do.  Do they, Down Under?  I have no idea.  But I’m willing to bet that they are less vulnerable, never having had an embarrassing glut of oil like we did and they never built up the continent under some delusion gasoline was a renewable resource.  And they probably didn’t dismantle their rail system, or turn a third of  their grain into a sub-par fuel.

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Which brings up my last point, that of transference.  Which also ties in with the dangers of following the MSM.  I’m not aware of a rulebook for the regular media, but there does seem to be a across the board similarity in all of the news.  Perhaps all the media owners ( I believe there are only about a half dozen now ) were former Skull And Bones members and still meet regularly?  Anyway, they all seem to be cheerleaders of American Exceptionalism, bright eyed optimists or else really great liars.

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Calling the Australian vulnerability of gasoline a problem does several things.  It makes the issue a lack of investment rather than a systemic problem, as if just having more refinery capacity makes up for the production decline globally ( way over half of producers saw peak production long ago ).  It gives Americans ( except Californians, of course ) a sense of satisfaction that they will never run out of refinery capacity.  And it gives gravitas to the Great World Syrian War.  Why, golly gee, if we don’t bomb Syria back to the Stone Age, our cousins in Oz might not be able to continue with Happy Motoring!

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Well, what a tragic shock that would be!  Why, if gasoline prices rose in the US, a couple of Mexican’s might be laid off from an RV assembly line!  And banks would lose profits from a lack of SUV loans!!!!  Where does the insanity end?  Now, look, I understand that just because I don’t have a car, and I live in a small town, doesn’t mean refined fuel prices and availability don’t effect me.  My groceries are shipped in from a farm using carbon fuel inputs to grow the industrial food I buy so cheap.

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Which is exactly why these kinds of articles cheese me off, ignoring Peak Oil in favor of its symptoms which in the great scheme of things don’t matter unduly.  Focus on a small problem to safely sweep the larger one under the rug.  You might have thought an article like this helps everyone understand our global predicament of finite resources and overpopulation, but really it is part of the smokescreen.  Which is why I get so uppity over the focus of these kinds of “news” stories in the prepper community.  Princess Preppers who constantly worry about all the short term stockpile items ( such as gasoline ) and ignore the larger issues.  Because, you know, Business As Usual!

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

syria scare 1 of 2


SYRIA SCARE
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We minions, proud and few, were helping out a brother and mentioned some media whores idea of an article about how the Oz homeland had far less gasoline reserves than normal and middle east unrest, supposedly caused by the Great Syrian Conflict, would see destitute Australians hollow eyed and rib showing without petrol and suffering inhumanely.  The Oz minion responded, something about putting the gas can stockpile on his to do list.  There were so many problems with this whole incident I simply had to write an article on it.

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In no particular order, the Syrian war is bullspit.  The height of a bubble is obvious when the activity in question is given life and death importance.  Should minions even be allowed to panic buy?  Why are we even reading mainstream media?  Isn’t just about every other country on earth much better off with public transportation than the US, and shouldn’t they be less worried because of that?  By focusing on other countries problems, are we hiding our own?  I’ll stop there, to minimize my responses to your attention span.  Let’s follow up on each point, shall we?

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A lot of people panicked and at least had a modicum of reason, when nuclear armed North Korea started saber rattling.  As the last declared bully on the block we puffed ourselves up and got uppity and tried to write a check our asses couldn’t cover ( if I was a foreign power, I wouldn’t worry too much about the US navy attacking me.  The ships would crash into each other or commercial shipping before they ever arrived ), but then it all blew over as the media rushed to cover the release of super sexy PC Star Wars or something similar, or China told the NORK’s to shut the hell up and stop disrupting trade.

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But panicking over Syria?  Are we even half way serious?  That is beyond embarrassing.  Syria might technically be part of the middle east, but it could turn into Putin’s glassed over roller hokey rink and it wouldn’t make two craps of a difference to the world energy supply situation.  If you get this worked up when a natural gas pipeline gets taken off line, I hate to see your response when something serious happens.

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I’m going to say one more thing about middle east oil and then I’ll shut up.  All these little Podunk has-been oil suppliers, on par with what Libya used to pump prior to its color revolution, don’t mean spit.  They have been pumping for eighty years or more, and a conventional oil field is pretty much depleted ( for all intents and purposes, commercially and geopolitically ) after half that time.  They are SUB marginal suppliers.  Our capacity to ascertain true risk and panic accordingly needs a lot of work.

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Next, the Idea Peak.  Do you know how to tell when an idea, meme, industry, government or organization has reached its peak of power?  Besides from the hubris and reality distortion, a good way is to see how important it is deemed.  When everybody thinks that the US alone as the world policeman allows trade to flow, you know the effectiveness of the US in that position has in fact dropped exponentially.  When all the media was agog over every daycare provider in the nation molesting its charges, the trend had already peaked and declined.  When every financial move by a company is reported and bloviated on, the company is already a zombie and nobody has noticed yet.  When a TV show is the only thing anyone talks about, it is going to nosedive shortly.

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This obsession everyone has over automobiles is an Idea Peak.  We focus on hydrogen cars, then electric cars, then ethanol cars,  treat gasoline as liquid gold, obsess over the countries that pump it, such as the puny amount from Syria, or make believe what happens there will effect every other oil producing nation, as if each of them isn’t at a critical point economically or demographically and could still show solidarity.  Once we reached the peak of concern and obsession with gasoline supply back in the 70’s, the supply started flowing again.  Today, our concern and obsession with auto’s in general ( the companies that build them, their fuel, the cost and financing, the roads that hold them, etc. ) might just be a sign that our entire auto-centric civilization is about to lose that importance we focus on.  Not a guarantee, obviously, but an observation.

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Should minions be allowed to panic buy?  By that I mean, why are any of my readers in a position of such vulnerability?  When preparedness is all broken down into such frugal terms, there are very few people indeed who cannot afford to prep.  You shouldn’t place yourself in a position of panic buying, only opportunistic stockpiling on the sale.  Okay, let’s say you live in Hawaii and you get a text telling you there are inbound NORK missiles.  Did you just panic?  If you don’t have a fallout shelter in your hardened home ( a lot of places in Hawaii have huge sections of screened walls to catch the breeze and act as natural air conditioners.  These are as you might surmise far from secure against native invaders ), you did something wrong.  Why didn’t you already move?

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I mean, why are you even living in Hawaii?  If you are rich, fine.  Otherwise, WOW!, what a craphole.  You pay more for everything as it must be shipped in, a terrible survival strategy unless you are going to eat pineapple exclusively and that is traditionally a plantation crop so good luck not being indentured, not to mention it is an island offering no escape unless you own a sailboat.  But far worse, the dive is a worse Socialist fecal stain on par with Puerto Rico or the US Virgin Islands, than even my native California.  And that was thirty years ago!  I’d hate to see taxes, regulation and gun control there now. 

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If you are in a position where you are panicking about gasoline, at heart that means fundamentally you have adopted the incorrect lifestyle.  Okay, I get it, you are only worried about commuting and if the gas supply is cut your job is going to disappear anyway because no fuel means businesses go out of business.  That is all fine and dandy, I imagine ( as long as commuting into work doesn’t make you vulnerable to local hoodlums ).  But are you sure that commuting is your only vulnerability?  As long as you use this panic to truthfully evaluate your dependence on gasoline, your panic can be allowed.  It can be a wake-up call on your other supply disruption issues.  We’re out of time today, ladies-I’ll continue tomorrow.

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