Sunday, November 3, 2019

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BALKANIZED
I never, ever want to EVER be accused of being an optimist. I spit on the Ollie Optimists in our midst, feverishly attempting to deny anything is wrong, or that we are getting screwed, or that there is any hope for 'Murica or American Empire or the continuation of the Oil Age. To believe that we will see anything other than a 99% die-off as the world population increases as petroleum and natural gas drop in both net energy, EROI, and PER CAPITA global availability, is to believe in glittery unicorns and Santa Claus humping the Easter Bunny. Seven billion people sustainable by alternate energy is as likely as a Playboy Bunny swinging by to offer herself as my sex slave, as she delivers an arsenal of HK-91's with required amounts of ammunition.
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Don't get me wrong, I have nothing against the THEORY of having Sugar Mamma's delivery their ill gotten spoils, and favors, into my greedy little hands, but boots on the ground have yet to ever find a surviving theory among the field of reality, ever. But Jim, you argue, choosing to ignore all the previous good I've done for humanity, isn't your stock in trade theories, as well? Not so fast, unicorn molester. I try to dispel CURRENT theory with old fashion reality. Those weren't theory. It ain't easy, pushing through the obstructing fog. Sometimes I may be off, but just by a smidge.
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In other words, your theories blow and mine are SUPER! Enough about that. Today I want to talk about the up side of the country disintegrating. Not just the end game, a return to normalcy and rational life, but the upside currently. The good news is, as the American Empire is so blatantly impotent overseas that they are militarily defeated before they even start that we are just waiting for money to be an issue and then we return to splendid isolation once again, we are seeing for the first time a return to power to the states.
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This is as obvious as can be, looking towards California, but I don't think we appreciate it. We just look at it in a negative light. “Oh, Dear Me, the Democrats are in charge of the electoral vote”. I complain about that all the time, myself. Nevada was one of the freer states in the Union, thirty years ago, and is now rapidly turning purple. It makes me want to puke, and believe me, if I had the technology I would be nuking Las Vegas and Carson City from orbit. Damn the end of Space Colonization!
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Ah, but as easy as it is to despair, it must be remembered that decentralization doesn't respect political boundaries. If the feds can lose power to the states, the states can lose power to the counties ( at least in Nevada, I don't see a rapid dissolution from there, as most counties are already so depopulated that most entities below “county” are mere villages ). Not to mention that the Democrats are merely the other side of the coin, sharing the space with Republicans in the one true Imperial Party.
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No, to me, “D” or “R” is merely an easier divide between cultures and economic classes. So let's not get bogged down in that and just use the Pretend Parties as a simplification to speed the conversation along. The Democrats are, or really, HAVE, won the economic war. They are mere Sanctuary Cities controlling the rest of the state. And if the trend is decentralization, and imperial dissolution, what pray tell is the future of the Democratic Party?
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Really? You are going to make me say it? Fine-defeat. Not that they will go easy, but we'll be able to more easily remove them as their funding dries up. The Democrats are sexually ejaculating in ecstasy as they win Imperial control. But...the empire is dissolving. They think California dictating to the feds is power. In reality, that just means the next target during decentralization is the state itself. The cities might be able to vote for all the tax money, but as fewer and fewer people have jobs to tax, that means funding for the cities disappears.
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The urban centers attracted the money, as agriculture and mining/forestry became commodities to the Internationalists, and that consolidated the power to the Globalists bitches. But the 9% elitist workers party also priced themselves out of affordability. Fine, you took over the city and hence the state. But the competition for those slots was so fierce, the cost of urban living became both a control mechanism for the elites, and a profit center. If your funding stalls at all, you will be kicked out of the city, broken and defeated.
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The 90% have plenty of Hard Chargers who wish to join the 9% ( the 1% is closed off to outsiders. Sorry ). First, because power and wealth and second, that is the only middle class left. They will obviously stab their fellow peasants in the back to advance, and having done that have plenty of practice to use against their fellow 9%'ers. Whatever it takes to stay in the city, these idiots will do. Which is exploited by their elite handlers. Pay $4k a month for an apartment? Sure, no problem, give me a week to scam a poor humper on Social Security.
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So, can you guess how these people are going to fare when the ongoing Liquidity Crisis goes overnight into a full on Economic Collapse? Not well. They have no resiliency against income stream disruption, trapped in an insane cost environment. Dependent on money to rule, the inability to rule is one economic meltdown away. These people are Bankers Bitches, controlling everyone through debt. Yet they themselves are equally a hostage. Silly 9%, money control is just for bankers. The entire enforcement mechanism is also bound up in financial control. Care to wager on the effectiveness of your LEO's when their pensions go tits up?
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Remember, the last domino to fall in the power game is the banker. Before we get to grid down rioting in the streets, inflation will keep the system going even as it eliminates most players. And who is going to suffer first, those effected by inflation or those living in poverty to the point they are more able to live without much money at all? Everyone will suffer. That is not my point. I'm only saying that those 100% dependent in the cities are one paycheck away from failure, while those already living poor have a bit more resiliency.
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Decentralization is not going to be pretty, but anyone up the food chain suffers more. As our money system fails, political power follows. Already the federals are insolvent and losing power to the states. The states gain politically but are even more reliant on the bankers ( pension funds, floating bonds for operating expenses ) and will oh so very quickly lose power along with financing. The power they hold today is conditional on the banking system. As that fails they must cede power to the counties. Once the counties lose funding, they lose the ability to hold power over the towns.
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All this is indeed scary and portends to very little fun. But the upside is that our civil war could be won for us, by the bankers, unintentionally, before it goes Hot. So then, I guess the question becomes, do we survive the process?
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29 comments:

  1. Yes decentralization is inevitable.

    About civil war...I guess it depends on your definition of it. With decentralization, there will be mass starvation in the USA.

    It seems it would be more war with those with food against those without food. Both against neighbors and against any kind of centralized food storage still available such as big-agricultural silos or food packing businesses.

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    1. civil War is indeed a misnomer. It can't be, in a Bosnia+Rwanda. It is merely a return to the areas carrying capacity. But Civil War is a half decent short hand for it I think.

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  2. Yes. The element to note is that even in small towns, rural county seats, etc there is an equivalent per capita number of folks entwined with the snap-wic feeding them and many others just as desperately reliant on some form of payment transfers to them. (Say half of all folks and half of funding for activities of all sorts, you will be so close to correct as being scary right) Whether it is righteously earned or gibs, that dead stop type reliance on a payment of funds from an "outsider" system that can be key stroke terminated, on command if necessary, is a fatal flaw. If a Minion finds themselves behind new lines expect full cut off seige type stoppage of EVERYTHING. your sectors of fire planning should include internal threats inside your holy ground redoubts as much as outside the wire. The placid unicorn grazing lands of yuppie redoubts will not be exempted from the carnage of implosion.

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    1. But...we were promised a god granted redoubt for the pious, a return to leave it to Beaver lifestyles. Dammit!

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    2. A Leave It To Beaver lifestyle was possible with 2 billion people on the planet. Instead we're apparently stretching to see if we can fit 9 billion, maybe 10, before the dieoff.

      The right-wingers are in the lead on this. They're even tracking women's periods in the South, to make sure they haven't had a sneaky abortion of a child they can't afford. Next they'll require mandatory cranking out of kids, no womb will be idle!

      That's the essential problem-OVERPOPULATION.

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    3. Overpopulation is indeed the primary problem. But that doesn't mean the right wingers are wrong. In the fight for resources, demographics matter.

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  3. How often do poorer people practice shooting and how much ammo do they practice with?

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    1. I don't think it matters about your income, just your priorities.

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    2. Serious poor people like myself use the compound bow to practice on a daily basis. Plus I dry fire practice both handguns and rifles quite often.
      Then usually visit the range about once a month to put a few rounds down range.
      I haven't been able to work for five years now so you know I haven't cash to throw away either. It's all about having prepared long ago to have stockpiles for long term including rotating stock via practice.
      Once you pretty much have the stash to maintain lifestyle. Then being poor doesn't factor so much cuz you done already got your shit together.
      Trick is, starting when young or today at the latest lol.
      You are correct Jim , that the poor will endure and fair better over the long term. He is used to having nothing or making do.
      For the newly unemployed yuppie scum...the learning curve will be extremely steep. Fear him above all others , at the start of things. He will die off quickly tho.
      However it will be the poor that you need fear over the long haul.

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    3. Only have to get lucky once. Most g.i.s or somewhat gun smart folks will default to their avg. skill set quickly like lacing up shoes. Just get past the first minute and the rest are all routine business.

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    4. For me the major expense and limiting factor of live fire practice is going to a place I can shoot and having the block of time to do it.

      Years ago there were many more informal places to plink a few rounds. Not so much now.

      I have experimented shooting primer driven rubber bullets out of a revolver. Not exactly full power live fire, but some practice benefit.
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    5. Out here there are plenty of informal shooting places, but you have to go out really far to get away from the redneck offgrid sprawl. There are single homes a mile away on roads that are stupid torn up. Far more than when I first moved out here.

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    6. Doth the Majestic Bos Bonasus Rex of the Regal Coiffure refer, in all his splendor and greatness, refer to places such as this- https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ADTG-GTEo-E

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    7. Good scene, when the man could still act in real movies. Not that they make those any more. Although, I hear good things about The Irishman coming to Netflix. Vegas is low desert. Lots less water, more heat tolerant plants, but few of those and mostly rocks. Here, rare to not see every square spot covered in sagebrush. And the mountains have big sagebrush called "trees".

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    8. I’m a firm believer at this point Jim, in the use of air rifles for small game procurement, post apocalypse. Bows, slingshots, etc; all good, but have a steep learning curve. I’m not suggesting that you shouldn’t have these weapons, and be practicing with them, but I believe that the average person would be far better served with an air rifle.

      I picked up a Crosman Nitro Piston Air Rifle, for this very purpose. I don’t hunt, but want the option to do so, should I need to. I got the .22 cal. As it is, the .22 cal pellets are not very heavy. The .177 are even lighter, and often emit that all telling ultrasonic crack, that gives you away. My .22 cal is virtually silent, and is effective. Good fiber optic sights too. PA, it’s a no brainer. You don’t want to be broadcasting your where abouts to all the zombies.

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    9. Oh, and I left out the most important part. A big tin of pellets is way cheaper than a box of .22LR!

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    10. Right, just in case snaring isn't a guarantee as we all assume. It might not be as calorie efficient to hunt, but sometimes a meat calorie is worth sacrificing starch calories.

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    11. Yeah, I was thinking about that as I made that last post Jim. All the experts say that snaring is the most effective way to go, and I’m sure they’re right. Sometimes though, you get a chance to take a more proactive approach to harvesting game; say a rabbit or a flock of turkey’s runs through your camp.

      I just briefly looked up pellets at walmart. A tin of decent pellets was only $6.28 for 500 count! And I didn’t really look around too hard. I’m at the point to where I’m pretty sure I’ll be substituting air rifles for rimfires. The cost, as well noise factor has a lot to do with it. For defense though, you’d still want the rimfire of course.

      https://www.walmart.com/ip/CROSMAN-PREMIER-PELLETS-HOLLOW-POINT-22-CALIBER-500ct/19866109

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    12. Exact same price from Amazon, just saying.
      https://amzn.to/2PNopKW

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    13. Oh yeah, sorry about that. I should have given an amazon link. I always buy through your links whenever possible, so I don’t know what I was thinking when I posted. I’m 55. Many will say that’s not that old, but I sure as heck can’t remember as well, and often forget many words.

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    14. People who say "70 is the new 50" or such claptrap have little understanding of how artificial our current lifespans are. The body isn't designed to be much use past about fifty, without artificial assistance. Including memory. Don't sweat it, you have plenty of company.

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  4. Micro solar question: for charging AA batteries, phone/tablet, do you typically hook 12v old style cig lighter socket direct to solar charged battery(ies)?

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    1. You shouldn't need a cig socket, unless you need a fuse. Just go direct to batt with the O ring ends. Like my terminology? :)

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  5. Jim, are you sating that I put the thing-a-ma-bob on the do hicky?

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  6. Interesting link: https://www.northstarcompass.org/nsc0903/amholomor.htm

    I make lots of enemies by saying that an analysis shows the US lost about 10 million people in the Great Depression, and I believe it. The 1970s were my Depression and I almost lost a younger sister to malnutrition.

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    1. I think I skimmed over that link before. I'll have to read it again. I think you are on to something, but one also has to take into account possible Soviet disinformation.

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  7. Oh, Majestic Bos Bonasus Rex of the Regal Coiffeur, there is definitely smoke there. The Dust Bowl, the Great Depression, and the New Deal are widely known. It is believed among many USSAns that the depression didn't end until the USSA joined the War to Save Uncle Joe. Also, it takes one (leftist; the Reds) to know one (leftist; Roosevelt the pinko). Both Josef and Franklin internally deported minority groups for political reasons.

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    1. I can definitely see FDR ( in contention w/Lincoln as most evil humper ) letting poor people die. He was a Blue Blood, bitter from being crippled, probably hen pecked by the wife. My only question is if the source material was Soviet disinformation.

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