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Thursday, October 31, 2019

inflation-house wins 4


INFLATION-HOUSE WINS 4
Precious metals are not only NOT a great hedge against hyper-inflation, as discussed yesterday ( although, granted, better than nothing. And only bad if they are your sole preparation ), they are the sign of a very lazy prepper. Geez, put some effort into it. Instead of silver stocks to buy food, how about storing, you know, food? A bit of silver for the property tax, and some for mobile wealth in case of worst case scenario, fine and dandy. But for purchasing your way out of inflation, past that point? Not recommended.
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Far better to have everything you need to eliminate any bills ( well, eliminating as much as possible, anyway ), than to save up your “shopping card” funds. Yes, you still need cash stuffed in the mattress. But that is a rainy day fund and an emergency investment fund. It does no good against real inflation. Best to eliminate any bills. The same as you would do if there never was a collapse, just for retirement or self-employment. NOT eliminating bills is, frankly, in this climate of regular business as usual mass layoffs and unemployment, retarded. The ability to self employ is just a bonus ( hard to self employ if you are paying off the McMansion and Ford F-350 ).
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And in light of the recent California PG&E grid shut down, no where else should you need proof that eliminating all bills is a now necessary preparedness imperative. Investing in utilities to lower your need for electricity, and going to a solar system, not only gets you to a nice self-sufficiency place, it eliminates a bill ( understand, you still pay monthly to save up for a battery bank replacement, so “eliminate” is a misnomer, but you take my meaning I hope ). Of course, part of that is eliminating how much power you need, so your panel and battery cost is lower.
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Insulation and Earth Tubes really help slash your needs to heat and cool. Investing in proper bedding and wool clothing do the same. If you have a clothes drier or a dishwasher, you are in danger of becoming a short bus passenger. Are your power tools necessary, or are they convenient? Nothing needs to be expensive. Place a RV or shed in the back yard and turn that into a off-grid shelter, if you cannot convert the whole house. Do you recall the poor Senior Citizens down in/near Atlanta, Georgia?
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Their sewage/water bill was $300, after the municipality had to endure less than perfect conditions. If you were already set up with a rain catchment system, and a sawdust toilet, you were insured against that kind of utility screw job. These are the kinds of situations that are so easy to avoid with a bit of preparation, and are perfect for when hyperinflation hits. Building your own solar oven-doubling as a hot water heater-is at most around $50, and will save hundreds of dollars in propane ( at today's cost ). One less thing to worry about needing money. A rocket stove fills in on cloudy days and can burn scraps rather than trees.
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Spending $200 now for a lamp seems crazy ( $90 solar panel, $10 charge controller, $70 sealed 12v battery, a few LED bulbs for $20 and a thrift store lamp at $10 ), until hyperinflation hits and a watt of power is $10, available two hours a night on a regular brown out rolling shortage. If you don't care about ugly, you can slap up insulation on the outside of an interior wall. You could at least turn one south side ( for solar gain ) room into a sanctuary for when the rest of the house is uninhabitable.
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Put a hide-a-bed in there and enjoy it as the “business as normal” room now, much warmer in winter and cooler in summer, cutting down on house utilities to pay for the insulation ( the wife will not stand for insulation glued on to “her” walls. How about tapestries? Nicely covered, bragging points to the girlfriends that “only” have painted drywall. Just don't buy them from those roadside markets that offer Elvis and Poker Dogs rugs ).
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Have a screened in porch kitchen for the summer. It need not be any fancier than camping type equipment. Just Plain Jane. Right there is a lot of house cooling you don't need to do. Always use a clothes line. If they have to be put in the garage, so be it. You avoid a dryer, the gas/electric bill, and the clothes last longer that way. How about a south facing porch or window turned into a greenhouse? Grow some veggies and on a cold day open the door or window getting free heat.
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Since your clothes are going to last a lot longer now without a dryer, do you have a lifetime supply of clothing, everything except socks and underwear from the thrift store? One less thing to buy during hyper-inflation. Do you have multitudes of entertainment, stocked up for the apocalypse? That will serve you well during retirement, or through a bout of inflation. I cannot think of anything more retarded than trying to pay the cable bill as it goes from $60 to $600 a month. Except perhaps still going to Starbucks.
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How hard is it to stockpile coffee? $5 a can on sale, with a can lasting a couple a month, with careful rationing. Have a camping percolator for winter and a French Press for summer. If you don't have five years coffee stocked up, just for after the apocalypse, you've never been more wrong in your entire life, not even when you failed to praise my hair. During inflation, one can will cost you what five years worth does now. And, if you are now stopping at Starbucks to subsidize that Purple Hair lesbian and her college tuition paying for Gender Studies Basket Weaving, two days there pays for one month at home. Dumb ass!
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What do you mean you don't have a bicycle that you take out once a week to condition your muscles, in anticipation of gas being $150 not a barrel, but a gallon? Just this morning I saw a crackhead outside wearing a T-shirt, standing around screaming into a cell phone ( Gawd, I hate people! ) as it was thirty degrees. Yeah, if you don't have a bike, $30 at a garage sale and $30 for a set of new tires, you are more retarded than that stupid puke. How do you feel about your life choices now?
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Living in a Home Owners Association location? Can you imagine what THOSE fees are going to be like with inflation? In that case, you'll see houses REALLY drop in value. Sell it now while you can, and move to a saner place, even if it is just the other side of town. I wouldn't worry overly much about moving closer to work, because very few people are going to be employed here real soon, but you must do all that you can to keep your shelter of choice, even if all that means is it becomes a pile of scrap once the utilities become too expensive.
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Just one room converted, or a super efficient solar cabin in the back yard ( or, a converted garage ), and hyperinflation cannot mess with your shelter. With stored foods and clothes and etcetera, your need to keep up with rising prices lowers to almost nothing. Avoid most money, rather than just trying to replace it.
( .Y. )
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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

inflation-house wins 3


INFLATION-HOUSE WINS 3
The one thing that really irks my ass about homesteaders ( as opposed to survivalists ) is that they think by being food independent their dependence on a bank for the farm is a good thing. Ah, read any history from the 1930's Great Depression? The OTHER thing that frosts my danglies is that they live under the assumption of continuation of law and order. Ah, get out much, at all? You cannot see our InJustice system melting down? The crime rates ( massaged to more favorably reflect on the LEO organization compiling the data )?
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They are so focused on food independence that they open themselves up for failing from other areas. The same is true with these Precious Metal idiots. They think, like traditional middle class schmucks everywhere, that money will save your ass. And since gold is real money, boom, problem solved. Why do you think I tell you that silver is about the LAST thing you should buy? Exactly because it is money. And money only works when there is a monopoly on violence which allows trade to take place. Care to guess one of the reasons that we are having issues economically?
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The monopoly on violence is being challenged. We as a nation have been unable to protect our own citizens for nigh on fifty years now. You look at all the glittery commerce retail locations ( shop, baby, shop ) and ignore how trade is being hampered. Notice a lack of grocery stores in the more Happy Diversity areas? That wasn't the case before. Yes, the FedGov purposely started and encouraged social break down for profit, divide and conquer. That doesn't change the fact that even if we wanted to, we couldn't stop crime.
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Granted, most resources went to the War On Drugs and stealing property under that guise. But, again, when you abandon social cohesion and protection, you lose cooperation, and you cannot police your territory. Our nation abandoned law and order for profit and cannot get it back unless the elite are swinging from lampposts. All of them. You discount the Bolshie Revolution, but it did eliminate all those who profited off serfdom ( yeah, literal serfdom, despite a few roll-backs of the most egregious practices ). The cure might have been worse, obviously. But that is how they used to get things done.
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How many malls do you go to, afraid of the Disadvantaged Youth Gangs? No law and order there. Care to travel to Dallas Texas, where property crimes under $800 dollars are not prosecuted? The hew and cry is over either racism or White Removal, but the underlying reality is that the state cannot protect its people. So my question to these genius precious metal proponents is, how do you trade, let alone trade safely? How is that gold going to do you any good, with the Other Gold Metal, lead, buried in your cranium? Gold belongs buried, undisturbed, all through the Break Down and Die Off and Dark Age, only to be retrieved after order is restored.
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Yes, you need some silver. Those property taxes must be paid, and as we saw after 2008, jacking up those is the primary way wealth is transferred to the elite getting a bit short on their hookers and blow. Not that you can really blame the morons in gov throwing pension bribes at the Unions. The idiots buying into a housing bubble lasting thirty years voted for the short bus patrons thinking the bubble would last through the pensions being cashed in. But it WAS a warning to you.
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The government feels the tiniest squeeze in its budget, and BOOM!, the property taxes get jacked up ( here in Nevada, where by state law that amount is capped, the counties got around that by passing fees tied into the property value. You know, water district maintenance fee, school improvement fee-it's for the children!, road improvement fees. Perfectly legal! NOT a property tax increase! What is the definition of “is”? ). Those hump sticks in the county are most greedy nasty bastards, and they in no way feel threatened by voters living nearby. Don't take a chance on that property tax. AND!
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Don't forget how inflation is going to work for those parasites. Oopsie, time to raise taxes, or Brave Boys In Blue need to be paid ( and the county level FemiNazi's working for the child support enforcement division, they won't be losing THEIR jobs. Increased fees on that, regardless of the federal cap on gross wages going to the ex-wife. It was already done and approved. Expect this kind of nonsense. Extra fees on the water, or it gets shut off. Extra fees on EVERYTHING ).
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So, by all means, a bit of silver to keep your home. But silver or gold to buy other supplies? Are you crazed? Word will get around, fast. The Crackhead Intelligence Services Division knows your schedule and security system and your possessions. Now. Today. They will sell that info, or hire on as shock troops, should it be known you have precious metal. Not to mention, trade will be breaking down globally. What is to say what you need even comes in? Wheat will be much better than gold, very shortly, and it is one in the hand rather than two in the bush. Cheaper, too, right now.
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How do you prep for hyperinflation? The same way you prep for an EMP. Be ready to be self sufficient for long periods of time. You must be independent of the market system. And no, I do not mean Apocalypse Food. I mean, Inflation Food. Just as I differentiate between Collapse Food and Unemployment Food. It is a separate, ADDITIONAL amount of supplies. I'm not going to dig up my buckets of wheat come unemployment or mass inflation. I'm not cashing in silver. I'm eating my regular extended cupboard food. I'm buying more food with the cash I have at the first sign this is serious inflation, rather than Crop Failure or Oil Disruption.
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Speaking of which, beware those as false flags. We just had two events which might have been manipulated by the government, which could potentially mask inflation as a pure monetary phenomenon. The midwest flooding could have been altered by federal policy of loans and insurance. Something else no one is talking about. If they wish to bump up food prices, how hard would it be since BigAg is on on federal corporate welfare? Also, the Saudi Arabia oil facility attack. We don't even know how real that was, let alone if they are pumping again or not. Another attack, even if “real this time”, could influence prices.
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Commodity ( oil ) prices masking inflation. If we fall for either of these, because we have no idea of their validity, we would potentially spend all our under the mattress cash, give the banking industry added liquidity, and screw ourselves for when REAL, hyper type inflation hits. Continued tomorrow.
( .Y. )
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Tuesday, October 29, 2019

ammo dump PA 2


AMMO DUMP PA 2
We grew up with the cult of the machinegun, our little snot nosed selves busy spraying each other with imaginary full auto. You usually didn't want a rifle, but a Thompson! Thompson's were cool! A flame thrower wasn't even as radical as flinging lead ( but only because in all the war movies the flame thrower guy ate a big old Hump You sandwich when the pressurized tank was hit and he was the only one invited to the BBQ ). I think most of us were a bit old by the time Miami Vice came out, MP5's and Mac's galore, and WAY too old to enjoy all the video game full auto.
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But we didn't need all those-that was for the new generation. We were happy with the old school guns, the M-16 and The Pig. Hell, I'd LOVE to have an M-79 grenade launcher. But I'm queer like that, preferring single shot. My point being, we all were indoctrinated at birth that high volume fire was the only way to fight. A hundred and twenty years ago, there was plenty of work being done on semi's, but it wasn't a cultural norm. A real man charged with a bayonet. The Maxim's were impersonal industrial death, on par with poison gas.
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But World War Two was all about mass firepower, because only by turning the entire factory economy of the US into a war machine would our economy be safe for the bankers to make sufficient profit. The more ammunition we could cook off, the higher the profits of Remington and DuPont. Mass industrial output and immigrant cannon fodder won the Federal Government control over the states, and the same would win us the colonial war against Japan and Britain ( you'd think we would have shown a bit more gratitude towards the Germans ).
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Mass firepower was the winning formula ( although we preferred mass artillery, not rifle fire. Again, we learned from Napoleon. We also learned from the French-who kicked ass in military innovation for centuries before the Krauts took that over-that the whiff of grapeshot did wonders against revolutionaries. Cannon can be individually owned, but the resource demand in powder means only the State can field them in sufficient number. Care to guess why the FedGov loves cannon? ). And we the militia bought into that BS.
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Sure, we learned from insurgents. The wrong ones. The idiots blasting away with AK-47's ( the carbine that epitomized industrial factory warfare. At least with the M-16, for all the problems it causes, you can still aim your fire ). We should have been learning from the smart ones who planted a bomb, then went back to sipping tea and molesting their camels. I don't mean the camel part, I mean the staying out of danger part. But rather than aspiring to be the designated marksman, we still worship at the alter of the machinegun. We still think manly men get in close and blast the enemy to pink paste.
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Meanwhile, the FedGov is actually acting like the insurgents, resorting to ninja tricks such as bombs, informants, assassinations and the like. I mean, of COURSE they would. That is how soft marshmallow girly-men from the CIA or the bank act, isn't it? The problem is, that is the RIGHT way to fight, if you want to protect yourself ( no fight is fair ). And going into the apocalypse, the militia continue with the doctrine of mass firepower while our enemies continue planning their dirty tricks campaign.
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Here's the deal. All you Yahoos out there, all you Cowboys, are going to go into the fight, guns blazing, everything looking like a nail and your hammer your super cool semi-automatic. Notice how most cops never have to fire their sidearm? That is because they defeat you in underhanded, sneaky, ninja ways. They turn the criminals against each other, have narcs, use the “justice” system to Minority Report you, plant evidence, use overwhelming SWAT attacks, and etcetera. As an apocalypse soldier, you need to act like a cop, not like a shooter. Your enemy is not going to engage you fairly.
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Your enemy, your true enemy behind the scenes, the unholy alliance of corporations, bankers and centralized government, is placing a lot of its communist cadres between themselves and you. And as is your wont, from a lifetime indoctrination of mass firepower, you will blast through all your ammunition supplies in a very short time. To defeat the communists, because you are emotionally vested in punishing them for your lifetime of Suck. After a lifetime of Hollywood Full Auto Fables, after reading about all your current hero's who know the only way to defeat Desert Dirty Dogs is with mighty poodle shooters, and lots of lead down range, you are chomping at your Mollie vest full of magazines to get at the foe you despise.
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You are transplanted back to your youth of mighty heroics in the Second World War, dirty Japs igniting like firecrackers and evil Krauts sewn in half by your trusty Thompson. With your World War Two vet designed machine gun, you are going to kill every Gott damn commie bastard you can find, from judges to Sky Screamers to Cat Ladies and Soy Boys. And I won't pretend there is anything wrong with that. Centuries of pollution in our Republic means you need a lot of elbow grease, and firepower, to clean the gene pool.
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But here is the problem. The FEMA jack booted thugs have stockpiled oodles and gobs of ammunition, billions of rounds. All those extra MRE's and other foods ordered for “a projected hurricane” ( which never materialized ) are there as well in the bunkers and government redoubts. They are in there, tasked with protecting high level federal government officials, and they are going to wait. Until all the partisans and communists kill each other off. Blasting away at each other, culturally programmed to worship high cyclic rates of fire, until all the ammunition is gone. Then, like the minions of Lucifer that they are, they will emerge from their underground lairs, and be one eyed kings in the valley of the blind.
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Think back. Recently, what are all the zombie shows giving you for your entertainment dollar? Ammo dumps. The Walking Dead, a few seasons ago ( or, a couple of seasons. Whatever ), Rick and fellow Idiot Brigade members are in a warehouse, full of slow ass zombies. Not content to just shoot them, after years of practice, no, they have to hose them down, like they are panicking, as if they are Newbies. The Netflix show Black Summer. The last episode of the first season. No resupply, but they go on a full auto ammo dump firefight for something like ten minutes.
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Resident Evil: Extinction, from what everyone says a terrible video game movie ( but to me, a great PA movie ), years after the collapse and everyone blasting away with the ammunition. This isn't even counting popular video games, war movies, or shows I don't on my available channels or simple cannot watch ( the terrible “Z Nation” ). That is just a small sample. It really seems there is almost a Doubling Down pushing the Ammo Dump theme.
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Let the idiots run their guns dry, then they are effectively back to crossbows. Then the FEMA boys, picked for Diversity Indoctrination rather than skill, can step in with THEIR machineguns and round up all the new farm implements. They have billions of rounds they DIDN'T waste on the depopulation Program. They can rely on full auto fire that were bought with unlimited government borrowing. You never stood a change with the small amount of pocket change your after tax, after Yuppie Wife Allowance funds could procure, that you swiftly used up. Just, you know, saying.
( .Y. )
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Monday, October 28, 2019

ammo dump PA


AMMO DUMP PA
I had a caring minion take the time and suggest an article idea. Now, usually, these ideas are rather good. Most, alas, just don't tickle my fancy. I have to be motivated to rant, blather and pontificate. The best subject doesn't do me any good if my muse is uninterested ( another minion questioned me on my Wrong Gender use of “muse”. I was incorrect using the term as it was historically, rather using as it was more recently used in the last century in a non-religious context. Today it is used more like “subconscious”. Historically, it was a female deity ).
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Well, SHE liked it very much ( yeah, I like it better in a supernatural context. Almost as if Baby Jesus himself was helping a brother out ). The historic and pop culture ammo dump and how that might effect the balance of power post-apocalypse. I think, just maybe, someone got hold of my book “Forever Gun” ( in BBBno9 ) and liked the idea. If you recall, or if you don't, read the book, at the time of writing ( I'm pretty sure I serialized it on the blog, but darned if I can find it-four or five years ago ), rimfire was unaffordable.
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It was actually cheaper at the time to reload 9mm than to buy 22's. And if you recall, about the same time the government bought up billions of rounds of ammo. Much was made of it at the time. They are arming up ALL government employees to kill us all! But what if the government was just buying their Forever Guns? I know, it sounds far fetched. And I'm delving into Hollywood Lore here to make my case, so I KNOW I'm going out a bit on a limb here. Take it as a more far out conspiracy theory.
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But what if they actually do have guys like Robert Redford in “Three Days Of The Condor”? Guys with jobs which are to read unconventional sources to mine bizarre ideas. Don't you think DARPA does this from reading science fiction and nerd computer sites? Why not read all the post-apocalypse sources to get better ideas for running FEMA ( who was founded for Continuity Of Government, NOT to bring bottled water to idiots too stupid to poor flood water out of their boots )? I know, I'm grabbing hubris by its scrawny neck and sexually violating it. But I like the theory I was responsible, anyway.
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You know, I know, and even from his grave Ross Perot knows, that FEMA was never about safe guarding the federal government leaders so that they could reconstruct the government. I think they knew far more about nuclear weapons than they let on ( and still wouldn't admit even after Fuki ) and they knew the US would be hosed. They probably were just there to shelter the leaders in place and protect them. We couldn't build Politburo Playground Bunkers, as that would remind the proletariat how expendable we were, so they made up stories about how the surviving leadership would be there to guide us after the bombs fell.
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Nobody was going to be left to guide, of course, but the fiction had to be maintained, that we weren't complete idiots building a doomsday weapon just to clutch to our imperial colonies. Who wants to admit that we nuked the entire globe into species extinction just so DuPont and United Fruit had extra cheap commodities to buy to pad the bottom line? That would be embarrassing. Luckily for mankind, Russia ceded the contest and nuclear tensions ratcheted WAY down. What to do with all those top secret bunkers?
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Well, just as all survivalist writers drop the last danger and move to the next one, to keep customers shopping, the government just focused on the next Big Idea that called for protecting the President and his minions. After all, FEMA budgets were on the line here. The bastards in the CIA and sister services False Flaged the Twin Towers ( the first time ) and Oklahoma City, to get terrorism blamed as Public Enemy Number One. Militias were introduced as Exhibit A.
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But that didn't really fly, back then. Perhaps memories of the Black Panthers and the SLA were still too fresh. As in, Meh!, been there, seen that, not worth the extra “defense” spending. Not a plausible enough enemy to get the public work up about. Of course, the US military can NEVER afford to fight an actual nation state armed force. We can't even defeat guerrillas. Well, of COURSE, we could, if we wanted to. Just nuke them from space. Total genocide. Why didn't we, after the Soviets were gone? Who was going to oppose our use of nuclear weapons?
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But the reason the military is neither equipped or trained or willing to fight a real enemy is two fold. One, the military industrial complex is there to make money. Period. It ain't about defense, about offense or about common sense. It isn't there to protect the country from REAL enemies, but the enemies to its profits. And two, I truly believe our nuclear umbrella has already been allowed to decay to the point of near impotency. We just keep cannibalizing failing components, shrinking the pool of available weapons ( keeping weapons current, with warheads that haven't lost potency, using microchips we must import from abroad, is VERY expensive ).
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At some point, you have a limited response ability. We cannot afford to fight a real enemy posing a real threat. So we pick Pretend Enemies that have no means to nuke us. Which is why we are bombing Habeebs from aircraft carriers ( which are obsolete against other armies, but just fine for bombing our colonies who step out of line ). The entire point of the GWOT is certainly not to win ( not that we could, against Afghans, unless we played the Genocide Card ), but to expend munitions for the glorious good of the Defense Industry. And the bankers, who loan us a trillion a year to MOAB strike camel riders.
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The military doesn't necessarily firehose munitions because it helps in the safety of our troops. After all, military doctrine for a very long time is to get our forces attacked so we could find the spot to open up on with artillery. All these munitions being fired are oh so very profitable. Troop loss is secondary, if even considered past not upsetting a Congressman's constituents. Unless that gets in the way of that Congressman's reelection fund, of course. I stipulate to you that the geniuses wearing Stars And Bars never much learned past Napoleon.
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You might recall that long after repeating smokeless powder small arms were introduced, the Army was still quite happy issuing the troops single shot carbines. Sent out in small numbers, to save on the military budget, it was easy for them to be surrounded by hostile Indians, with slower loading weapons. No, military doctrine is not written to favor the actual fighting man at the tip of the spear. It was only incidentally that they are now equipped with mass firepower. Unfortunately, most people think that one, the military as a whole knows what it is doing and two, it chooses appropriate tactics.
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The cult of mass firepower, semi-autos ( it would be full auto, if allowed ), spray and pray and suppressive fire is alive and well. Rather than telling you how that is wrong, at least for the apocalypse, I'll explore how that doctrine will be used against us by the evil forces of FEMA. The organization put in place not to suppress rebellion, but to be the Praetorian Guard of the Empire. Continued tomorrow.
( .Y. )
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Sunday, October 27, 2019

inflation-house wins 2


INFLATION-HOUSE WINS 2
China is probably a great place. If you discount the knee jerk reaction to “communism”, and do not buy the Color Revolution folks trying to smear and discount them at every turn ( because, they are winning as we lose, which we cannot admit to ), and realize that the vast majority of people everywhere have ZERO problem with authoritarianism as long as they are doing well economically ( why immigrants still come to this Orwellian fascist dictatorship with the bureaucracy held hostage to the legions of rabid Politically Correct short bus riders, and why White Boys are moving to the Orient-it isn't JUST the diseased Bangkok ho's ).
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But China has a slight problem. They are growing at 5%, and that is with a tremendous amount of inflation ( the US used to get a dollar of growth for every $2 in credit/inflation. Now it is $6 in debt ). Great, you say! Better than our true minus one percent ( probably even greater, but I don't want to panic the herd ). But China was growing at 15% a year, some time ago. Back when they were Hoovering in the globes manufacturing ( the West traded coal for oil, militarily and industrially. That bit them in the ass. China got a huge boost at first from powering its industry from dirty domestic coal. As that is largely depleted, they must expand trade for energy-a big bite in profit and growth ).
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Now, not only must China buy its energy from abroad, they are running up against the problem of global economic slowdown. The world, after Global Peak Conventional Oil, after EROI tanked, inflated mightily to continue the illusion of growth oil use had given them. Inflation was global, and that leveled the playing field for consumers, who ONLY saw a doubling of prices since the 2008 meltdown.
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It should have been much worse, except that other countries devalued their currency quicker than we did ours. And yes, Fracking Fuel helped immensely. That literally bought us another decade before collapse. I love fracking oil, it is literally free oil for debt that will never be paid back. For once, free money from the central bank helped out the Little People. What fracking is NOT, is a long term solution. It is entirely dependent on a fully functioning banking industry.
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It is also a quickly depleting resource, much quicker than China's soft coal. We either run out of the stuff first, or the collapsing bank sector stops supporting it. Either way, that miracle is almost done. As is China's. The rest of the world spent its way into recession, and is no longer able to buy as much from China, even as China overbuilt factories AND must now import its fuel ( how well did importing oil work out for us, long term? ). How does this add to inflation here in the US? Remember, China only sends about 20% of its factory output to the US-and that was prior to the Trade War.
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China is no longer dependent on the US, and might not have been for some time. It is going to follow Russia in dumping its Treasuries, completely. It will just take China longer, as it must still buy oil from PetroDollar countries. Of which there are less of every year. Eventually it won't need the US dollar. As their economy also contracts, they will be less inclined to prop up our failing system. They must prioritize elsewhere. The only reason it hasn't gotten worse is that, hey, we are still talking five percent growth. Great for anybody else except China.
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And China, like Iran, has little love for the US, and for very good reason ( and why, exactly, would a country forgive us screwing them recently? ). We are so busy demonizing the country that we forget we have been using them like a cheap $2 rental mule. As we fall all over ourselves preaching the Hillary Sermon of Evil Russia, we conveniently forget we supported the '91 Crash there. Anyone remember us bombing the Chinese embassy as we intervened in Eastern Europe?
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Of COURSE China is going to sucker punch screw us every chance she gets, as long as we are helpless on the mat. We sure as Hell did it ( remember how we supported the other side while Mao came to power? ). We have the hubris to believe we are hurting China by withholding agricultural products ( you know, the ones we couldn't plant ), when food is our primary export ( no, it isn't oil, fracking humps. Other countries with insufficient refining capability send us crude, we turn it into useful products and send it back. Which conveniently is counted as exports ).
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If we don't export anything, we need to, to some degree, create the Monopoly money to buy what we need. Which is a LOT, except food and gasoline. Which I grant you, go a long way towards independence. If it wasn't for the need to import fertilizer to grow those crops and computer chips to run the automated SkyNet farm machinery. So, we are looking at the PetroDollar death, the slowdown in China necessitating their withdrawing economic support of us, and the bank bail out program jacking the economy. What could go wrong?
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All these body blows could crash our system. Higher oil prices-possibly MUCH higher depending on many factors- and another bank bailout are exactly what we do NOT need now. But the system will not be allowed to fall and correct. That is NOT how bankers stay in hookers and blow. The digital printing presses must be cranked up to Super Speed. Ten, on the blender scale. In the mind of the federal reserve, any amount of debt is permissible to continue the illusion of growth. Any amount of inflation is okay as long as the government can continue paying the people who keep the bankers in power and profitable.
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When the alternative to hyperinflation is Mad Max, money printing wins every time. Now, there are those who preach we have been in a deflation. Their support comes from reduced factory goods prices. Of course, that was due to overproduction, and the Chinese subsidizing our economy as a strategic move. That premise was from oil coming down from $150 a barrel. That was food prices coming down from 2009 high prices. Or, most of the inflation staying in the stock market. Pretty darn flimsy pieces of evidence, if you ask me.
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What saved the economy in the 80's? Alaskan oil. Why were the 90's so inexpensive? Siberian oil. The '00's? Defeating the enemies of the PetroDollar, but that was really only a short time effect. By '06, global Peak Oil was breaking the US economy, unnoticed in the housing frenzy. The Teens, fracking oil. Inflation was, mostly, defeated in all these decades with supply increases of oil. Without that oil, backing money creation, inflation would have stayed at 70's levels, if not worse. But we really are running out of oil this time.
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I won't belabor that, as I understand few share my absolute fear and loathing of Peak Oil. Just beware that the 70's economic contraction was from not a lack of oil, but a lack of GROWTH in the oil supply. What we have coming soon to an economy near you, is a 70's Redux mated to the Convenience Store Prices Model, added to Spicy Times and the Derivatives Market failing. Failing HARD. It is probably already started. I'll take a break from this, then continue on the micro effect of inflation. How you are screwed, more than how you can do much about it. The good news is, hyperinflation NEVER lasts very long. It can't.
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Saturday, October 26, 2019

inflation-house wins


INFLATION-HOUSE WINS
Are you starting to worry about inflation, again? If not, why not? You know its coming, sooner rather than later. And no, the solution isn't precious metals. The only solution is getting out of the economy. Which is easier said than done. I'm dependent on outside food, you are dependent on international oil. We are both humped. And to be perfectly honest, the best thing that could happen is an actual collapse. Or we are both double dog dingus humped. We are not only looking at monetary inflation, we are also looking at commodity inflation. Ready for the wild ride?
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I had a couple of minions e-mail me, looking for sources on my assertion that George Washington was a elite Blue Blood asswhore classist scumbag who hated the poor and killed them with glee. I can understand. No one likes a sacred cow BBQ when it is their own back yard. It is okay when we are all laughing at Bill for believing Trump is going to make America Great Again, since who would buy THAT? A rich Democrat New Yorker out to provide jobs and save our guns. What idiot believes THAT? Stupid Bill!
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I had to explain that one needs to read between the lines when making these accusations. It wouldn't stand up in a court of law. George never wrote, “Dearest Darkie Cook, today I had a bunch of deserters shot, to put the fear of God into the rest. Uppity bastards thought I had to pay them, and had to let them go at the end of their contract. Poor people are stupid!”. It is never that easy. You have to account for the original authors prejudice and tease out the meaning. And you have to read a lot, to get to the tidbits that help you read between the lines.
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From one source, the fact Washington was involved in land speculation west into Indian Territory ( as proclaimed by the British ). Another account of his lifetime ambition to work his way up into high society. Another film talked about his cadre of hand picked bodyguard. One book mentions his disdain for irregular troops, since he wanted recognition from European powers that “his” army was equal to theirs. One covers his execution of deserters, yet another WHY they were deserting. No author hates George. I hate rich humpers, so I looked at all their accounts in that light.
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Do I hate ALL rich humpers? Of course not. Sean Connery might have a place to live in the Bahamas, but he also gave a LOT of money to the Scottish Independence Movement. To me, he'll always be aces in my book. Almost makes you want to go rent Highlander II, doesn't it, to get him some more royalties ( I'm kidding-some movies you should never watch twice )? But I shan't digress on how 99% of rich people are greedy humps who wish to hurt you for profit. No, my point was that studying a subject, you cannot accept an authors opinion without questioning their motivation, ignorance, prejudices or source of funding.
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I almost feel sorry for the schmucks who bought into Gore Warming without any questioning. They either have to double down on the crap getting even more improbable ( “Hi, I'm a New York communist who learned everything in Women's Liberation Basket Weaving in college, and while serving coffee. We only have twelve years to live!” ), or admit they are an idiot for thinking that in a complex planet wide system, ONLY measuring one input guarantees future computed numbers.
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Yeah, solar output placed too many variables in the calculations, so they just ignored that one. I dislike that condescending prick Orlov, but the bastard is almost always right on just about everything-look up his recent take on climate change. His is the best Denial piece I've ever read. It simplifies what others complicate. Come on, it's a buck a month! And speaking of questioning ones motives, I notice Orlov is much better independently publishing on Patreon than when he had to get his books published conventionally ( just something to keep in mind reading his early stuff ).
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Almost everything almost anyone tells you today is a lie in some form or another. Ignorance, profit motive, political agenda, conformation bias. Even “scientists”, or, especially them, cannot be trusted. Hell, you can't even trust your spouse or good friend. People talk about a Low Trust society, how about more like a NO trust society? So, yes, by necessity, a lot of what I sell as facts must by necessity be Wild Ass Guesses. But they are guesses based on research and analysis, tempered by Little To No Trust. They aren't just pure guesses based on laziness.
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And, I had to explain all of THAT, so you understand that making economic predictions is chockablock full of dangerous assumptions and by necessity, ignoring a lot of the official story. I cannot guarantee anything, but I'm not telling you anything I'm not sure of and hence act on, myself. You can easily dismiss the current Overnight Repo Market as, as officially explained, was just the end of a quarter tax payment issue. You would be silly for doing so, because that has never been an issue previous, but I also understand it is easy to dismiss 90% of the signals out there simply because of volume.
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Say your bank has a nearby branch. Say it has a thousand customers. One day, half of those customers took out most of their cash, when Palmetto State had a wicked sale. I know, improbable, but I'm making a point. Your bank, which really doesn't carry all that much cash ( hint, future desperado bank robbers hoping to finance The Revolution ), tells another bank it needs X amount, that withdrawn, to balance its books. Bank 2 loans it that money, overnight, at 1% interest. If three or four banks don't have that extra, then the first bank has to offer 2% interest to get its balance restored.
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So, what happens when a bank is so desperate to balance its books that it offers TEN percent? Me? It tells me something heinous just happened, like the bank lost a bet on its Derivatives. Which it was using to place high risk bets to restore a LOT of lost assets. So, the central bank is starting to loan to the regular banks, rather than one bank to another. What does that tell you? To me, it says Liquidity Crisis, as in the Lehman Moment already occurred and no bank is willing to give out assets to another bank which is insolvent. And if no bank is loaning out money, it means it isn't JUST one insolvent bank.
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Okay, now the central bank tells us that the quarterly taxes issue is resolved, but, hey, the banks need more capital, you know, because the economy is doing so well that everyone is expanding, so they are going to continue making $75 BILLION available every banking day, to meet those increased capital requirements. Now, I thought that the overnight repo market was JUST balancing books. But you are telling me it is a question of credit. Something does NOT smell right here.
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From a couple of days shoring up the repo market, to a month, then next week seeing that expanded to THREE months, something isn't adding up. I think this is a stealth bank bail out. I could be wrong. I have no smoking gun. I have to read between the lines. But since the entire system has a proven track record of lying to us ( months prior to the '08 meltdown, the Federal Reserve is telling us “all is well”. Whenever the bank is caught in billion dollar scams, a low level clerk is thrown under the bus and takes all the blame. Sure, guys ), I can see very little downside in assuming it is AGAIN lying to us.
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Would it be safe to assume the overnight loans are NOT just overnight? Rather, permanent? They still have not admitted that the PetroDollar is failing, and has been since right after Libya. No one is admitting all that stolen gold is matched by gold return requests. No one admits the financial clearing houses are totally corrupt ( remember the scandal with the Chicago Board, with London's LIBOR? ). Even the government, to save money on COLA payments, is lying about the simple inflation rate ( always double to quadruple the official number ). And don't get me started on the unemployment rate.
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And with that, even as I'm just now getting warmed up in a fiery and righteous indignation, we must continue tomorrow.
( .Y. )
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Friday, October 25, 2019

one arm voting bandit 2


ONE ARM VOTING BANDIT 2
Before we move on to physical infrastructure and idiot immigrants, a short word on the profitability of denial. People, acting retarded, make themselves feel better. Why else is that behavior so prevalent, right? You can't blame it on public schools. I was an idiot, and learned through a few tough love knocks to the head. Then, I could study on my own whatever school COULD have taught me. You could blame breeding, but not so much. For a time, the jobs required more brain than brawn, and parents bred for intelligence. No longer was the need for farm implements or factory hands.
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Now females choose breeding on available funds for divorce, so you get neither brawn nor brains ( but at least they aren't a car ownership generation, so there is that! ). But denial is instinctive, as it is practiced by all. Oh, no worries, Fracking oil will save us all. Oh, no worries, that old rich guy in bed with the Rothschild's will indeed Make 'Murica Great Again. Wow! Me, worry? Nah, only rich dude greed makes resources disappear. We'll just vote Socialism in to have another American Century.
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( Notice how the Reich didn't last a thousand years, and the American Century didn't come close to a hundred? ) All of this denial? It fuels the votes for the Free Crap Army. And I mean both “conservative capitalists” and “communists”. Everyone wants free crap. Libertardians want free crap. I didn't notice any of them moving to Switzerland where they have to pay full free market prices for gasoline. Actually, Harry Brown did, but he was one of the smarter Freedom Movement practitioners ( not to get into a discussion on expatriation, mind you ).
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When anyone votes for a new bond to replace the sewage plant, because “it is for the children”, do any of them add this bond payment with all the rest that were already being paid on, to get a grand total of more payments than the amount of taxes taken in? Probably not. When they bought a motor couch because they “are free to move about the country”, did they study any geopolitics to wonder if oil foreign oil supply would outlast the vehicle payments? One seriously doubts it. Does one ever question if there will be a job for them in thirty years as they are still making mortgage payments? No. Denial “pays”.
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If “all is well, nothing to see here, move along” is the standard mentality, the math actually does work out on the Malthus Quiz ( yes, I understand at the last Malthus Crisis in the 70's, when there was actually resource contraction famine [ now, that is disguised as war, since the folks on the ground are better armed on the free market with Soviet weapons, compared to when the Politburo had to approve the sale to favored groups ], it wasn't the end of the world. Thank the Green Revolution, the next great Oil To Food program ).
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But, back to idiot immigrants. Let us say Calvin California only rented back in The Golden State, and doesn't fit into my Yuppie Scum mold. Is my thesis incorrect? No, because Calvin still wants free crap. He moves way out in the boonies, to affordable land. A lot of other folks move in after him. Traffic starts getting crazy. A bond vote is introduced to widen the road. Care to guess who will vote against it? Nobody. The people out there need traffic relief. The people in town want more customers paying sales and road taxes.
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What if it isn't a bond, but another “tourist tax” like a fee on hotel rooms? Oh, my, that is so much better! A decade later, after the room tax is bigger than the room charge, nobody equates the decrease in tourism with higher taxes. Instead, the city folks blame the state folks, as the state gas tax went up to pay for the wear and tear on the road caused by tourism. Well! The obvious solution is to pass another bond giving a corporation free land and a decade of tax breaks to get a factory moved out here to replace lost tourism! What could go wrong?
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Or, everyone passes a tax to fund the airport runway expansion. This will bring in business! Then, avgas goes up in price, from environmentalism or a decrease in its supply ( lighter oils increasing, for instance, or better economies overseas buying it all up ), and the airline industry collapses. Still have to pay for that runway. Or, some schmuck moves into town, the very first visit waiting at the railway tracks to cross. After all, the railroad was the only reason the town exists. Well! Think of the child! How dangerous this is!
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Don't you just love the idiots who like your town for what it is, but then have to “improve it”? No skin off their noise, it is a few more bucks a month. Except. A few bucks here, a few there, one embezzling mayor here, a high interest loan for the rainy day there, and before you know it, taxes are once again insane. Just from those thousand cuts, the nickels and dimes. They just voted to build a railroad bypass. After the road widening, the runway extension, the local artist putting up pretty foo-foo statues for the tourists who aren't there any more.
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No problem, the interest rates are going down. We'll just refinance all those old loans that had three and five years left on them, out to twenty years at a lower interest ( to be clear, I have no actual idea the length of municipality loans ), and your taxes won't go up! But they never go down then either, do they? This is how a cow town in the middle on nowhere gets California taxes. Which usually lead to more regulations, to increase fees to supplement the taxes. There is always some bright shiny light at the town hall meetings proposing “common sense fees” on buying a bicycle or vaccinating dogs or approving new businesses. And the Denial Dan's, positive nothing bad ever happens, buy the Rose Colored Glass projections on those models.
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This seems to have been the entire economic history of the state of Nevada. Keep innovating to gain business, then screwing it up somehow. Because there apparently cannot be any pessimism allowed into the bubble of happiness that is operated out of Carson City ( the capital, for all you heathens that don't care about where the Bison International Publishing Empire is located ). The entire White Man State history is chock a block full of one dying industry after another, and yet Business As Usual is still Job One.
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Mining died from resource depletion over a century ago, but this time, mining 100% dependent on oil, another depleting resource, is encouraged and depended upon. Cattle ranching was destroyed by Mother Nature ( the blizzard of 1886, 1890-something, 1949 ) and the lobbying by the feed lot owners to restrict public land grazing. The railroads, needed for ALL supplies coming out to the Great Basin except Cold and Drought , supplied the state at a profit, until that industry died at the feet of trucking companies ( that, plus the railroads were born and breed off the federal tax teat and losing THAT wasn't in the business model ).
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Gambling was profitable until everyone else started doing it. Brothels brought in tourists even if gambling wasn't as lucrative, until all the snooty asswipes from other states, dripping of estrogen conditioning, restricted them to rural counties that were being filled up with immigrants ( a county cannot host whorehouses once the population exceeds X amount ). Divorce was profitable until California poisoned the nation with its No Fault laws.
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Despite a history filled with Ghost Towns and Ghost Industries, taxes and spending and regulations are starting to look like California. All because of greedy bastard immigrants ( I didn't bring real estate money over, but I did bring in a business with outside income. I also bought extra land to keep even more immigrants from arriving. I think I've paid my dues ). Have I mentioned lately that I hate people?
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