Yuppie Scum also thought their superior intelligence was blinding the surrounding masses as they completely neglected history in favor of business degrees. Which, stripped of several years of putting lipstick on a pig and calling him pretty, consists of how to screw customers and employees to get a maximum stock price and quarterly bonus ( and, obviously, ensuring maximum Board Member profit ). Too bad, because the most elementary perusal of the past would yellow marker the dangers of central governments and empires to its own citizens after its fortunes fail. If you are wondering why the 80’s saw a gentle and permissive governance even during economic stagnation, even after the race riots and near overthrow in the 60’s and the widespread Alphabet Soup agency power growth in the 70’s, and then in the midst of plenty due to the oil glut from Russia the government turned on its citizens in the 90’s, the only explanation I can offer up is that even back then the Rand Corporation hand writing was on the wall for the elite with Peak Oil and the masses had to be reprogrammed to fear the Feds. The wealth extraction pump, soon to run dry globally ( Chinese military aggression was the cover story for Chinese economic ascendance ), had to soon be turned on the locals without fear of revolt or even too many harsh words.
The wealthy and powerful do NOT go gently into the good night. They turn on their fellow camper, both trying to outrun a hungry and aggravated grizzly, and shoot him in the leg to escape ( beware a fellow hiker in bear country carrying only a man stopping round ). The real estate bubble, huge compared to the Tech Bubble as far as elite wealth extraction, is tiny compared to the coming Derivatives Bubble ( or, possibly, the Petro-Dollar Bubble. Whichever comes first ), and will completely wipe out every last scrap of paper wealth available. Think Detroit, without anyone outside the city limits sending care packages in. What you need to do is look at any aspect of your life that is vulnerable. Even a hundred bucks in a checking account is subject to being frozen for a Bank Bail-In. Does your state prohibit rain catchment? I would beware massive taxes on water bills real soon. Remember how you used to pay 3% of your wages on property tax and now pay 30%? Don’t think that can’t happen with a local water monopoly and a desperate municipality. Same with electricity. You can still buy solar panels, but how about an ordinance prohibiting roof installation by an unlicensed, more importantly UNTAXED contractor? I don’t know how they will justify taxing solar watts, but they will figure out a way- possibly by justifying subsidized minority/Senior utilities. They can jack up license plates and registrations. Those can go as high as they desire, along with beer and cigarette taxes. $20 a pack for brand name smokes? It’s for the children. State EPA type taxes on ethanol? To compensate for disturbing wetlands, to pay for roads the Feds won’t help with, or whatever. Never mind it is mandated to be 10% of gasoline. A nifty way to double gasoline prices and fill local coffers. If you are dependent on it, it will be taxed to the stratosphere.
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I suppose the whole property tax thing is why so many counties/ townships have codes and ordinances against living out of your vehicle. (Another interesting thing about that, you cant have an unregistered vehicle parked on your property) So legetimately no matter who you are you should drop everything and go buy junk land? I mean thats your rotational gist. Junkland, wheat, surplus bolt action.ReplyDelete
This is just a warning to figure out your own individual vulnerabilities. And, I no longer advocate bolts surplus, so your sarcasm loses validity. Now, its bolt modern- to save money go in steel case ammo.Delete
It really wasn't sarcasm, sorry if it came off that way. Thanks for the clairfication (about vulnerabilities) And bolt modern like the Rem 700? (It can be had for under 300 no?) Stay with a woden stock,oh and it comes in a .30 cal and up chamberage. I think thats what I remember from AGPDelete
-Man in a Van
Okay, you got to remember I'm constantly harrassed about "always" "just" talking about wheat and junk land and bolt actions. I thought you were doing so. All my hard work on anthropology and social dynamics and whatnot, ignored by the masses of ignorant whores. Anyway, are you sure wood is the way to go? Aren't synthetics better as far as not changing the barrel alignment during weather change? And, yes, 30 cal is great but remember your ammo issue. I'd rather have 3k rounds of steel cased 223 than 1k brass 308- and thats with me living in a constantly windy area.Delete
Well from what Ive seen of dropped deer rifles and milsurp rebuilds it seems easier to fix a broken wood stock than a synthetic one. I cant remember which has been argued as more durable. And, with ammunition would it be beneficial to pick up something along the lines of the les than .30 cal magnums or is the idea to have a "common" cal? Oh, and what happens if you eat wheat thats treated for livestock feed?Delete
My bad. Good point on fixing wood.Delete
And don't think that the bike transport will remain immune- One city councilman back east floated the idea of requiring bicycles to get licenses. It got shot down- this time- but don't think it wont come back up. After all, bicycles use the blacktop with cars - and cars have licenses and fuel taxes to pay for their share of the roads, how do bikes pay their share??? :0!ReplyDelete
Places like Washington and Oregon that have lots of bikers in the major metro areas are probably going to be first to have such requirements.
On another note-
Most western states have a 'homestead' exemption for property taxes and bankruptcy cases, it is certainly worth looking into.
The State has the end goal of having EVERYONE dependent on it.
Places already having fees buying the bike- they just gotten around to an annual tax. But, yes, it will happen. But you will pay a lot less. At least at first.Delete