Wednesday, January 1, 2020

why must it be black or white 2


WHY MUST IT BE BLACK OR WHITE 2?
Very few people have an unlimited preparedness budget. I do, but I also had to pay eight years of gross wages to learn that lesson. After Baby Momma, all future wives and Old Ladies had to be infertile. Not that I resent having kids-mine are really special, and make yours look pathetic and weak. One good thing I can say about the bitch, we had a heck of a good combination of genes. I merely regret it took me so much money to learn how to pick suitable mates ( besides being unable to breed, I brooked far less nonsense. It was no longer THEIR money, but either mine or ours ).
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My boy is getting set to get married, but he also whored around for near a decade first ( and he WAS a man whore ) AND she makes twice what his well paid trade pays. I'm so proud, a sugar momma well shy of thirty years old. He is a lot smarter than his Old Man. Or at least he learned well. See? Don't you feel bad about your offspring, now? Anyway, most folks are engaged in what is called “a life” and they choose to do other things instead of just prep. Some of us dumb asses keep prepping, beyond a reasonable level, but that is just because it is a hobby.
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But most sane well developed people do NOT put their life on hold to get ready for the apocalypse. They do NOT have an unlimited budget. So, by yearning for “the best”, the highest quality of material, they severely handicap themselves. What they have is perfect, but they do NOT have enough of it, not even close. Nothing shows this better than choosing a single case of MRE's over SIX FRIGGIN months of wheat. And that is if the MRE's are on sale, close to expiration.
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Congratulations, you have perfect meals, chock a block full of fat and protein, manly men super combat rations. And you'll die two weeks later than everyone else. Don't you just feel all superior to poor bitches stocking peasant food? Yeah you do. Because you are a Prepper Princess Pussy, and to be perfectly honest I shall be celebrating your demise. I give you free wisdom, which only cost you if you deem it worthy, and you think you know better.
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Look, there are a lot of things you can do better than I. You can earn more money. You can do algebra. You can actually hit what you aim at, past a hundred yards. You might write poetry or fix a leaky pipe. But I have serious doubts you have studied collapse as much as I have. It isn't just reading books, you need to eventually develop enough of a background so that you know when to call bull spit or not on what you are reading. I won't mention any names of more famous “experts” who live north of me who are incapable of calling BS.
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Enough tooting my own horn. Except, remember who has the more perfect hair. There, now I'm done. My point is this. The more I learn, the more afraid I become. Very afraid. Not about death, I know enough about pre-Oil Age actuary tables to realize I don't have that much longer to go, even in normal times. I won't turn down a few extra years, but I don't expect them ( the NOL and siblings, of the Baby Boomer generation, think 70's and 80's are normal. I know better ). Death is a given at this point.
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The fear is based on how much different this collapse is going to be. Reading history only conveys how bad the die-off is going to be. The problem becomes how much worse the recovery is going to be, if we even ever see one. Is the Agricultural Revolution even going to continue, given the lack of ore past the salvage stage? Don't get cocky about the amount of steel above ground and the coming lack of people. Will the forests recover from the die-off in time to recover the steel before it rusts away? Will there be enough petroleum based grease/oil to preserve the steel we want to use?
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These are rhetorical questions. I need to dig back into a few of my older books and read up again on that subject ( those I have in mind are “Rust, The Longest War” and “The World Without Us” ). That isn't the important thing, as much as What We See Is What We Get. Forever. The die-off will be so intense that all our knowledge will be lost, after a time we used up all the resources, and there will be no more Less Tech/Lower Tech or Appropriate Tech substitutes for everything we have now. And a lot of what we have will NOT be missed. Yet, there is enough loss to make post collapse life exponentially less comfortable.
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These things we have discussed before. Plastic sheeting, rigid board insulation, ammunition, machine grown grain and legumes, industrial production of simple items such as sewing needles. The list could expand to several articles. What you can get now, that is all there will ever be. The silver and gold above ground now? That is it, without industrial mining. You MUST be your own logistics, for your children, and your grandchildren. For your tribe, if they are to have a chance of survival.
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Do you REALLY think any of that is possible, if you restrict yourself to ONLY having the very best of everything? Stop being a selfish bastard and think of the children ( like Hilary! LOL, sorry. I couldn't help myself ). You need to stock deep, and for most that means stocking as cheap as possible, without buying junk that simply wastes our money. Your greedy ass is sitting out the apocalypse all pretty as you please, mega manly sub-MOA AR. Don't think about all the extra ammo you could have bought with the extra AR money, had you bought MIDDLIN AR's, in multiple, PLUS had ammo money left over. No, just think about yourself.
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Don't put in the effort to get away from crowds. Just spray and pray on the urban masses with your Team America semi-auto, instead of shooting that AR bolt action, in the boonies, saving ammo because none will ever be made again. You are short sighted, and your descendants, should they survive, will curse your befouled memory. And hey, if you despise your kids, just reverse engineer the above. Welcome to the sweet life of hate and discontent. I welcome you.
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There will be no recovery. Certainly not a partial one. The Dark Ages will last far longer than the last one at 500 years. That one saw an immigration away from the affected area, and a partial recovery due to far lower population. There is no where to go to today, not for any more than an odd family or two to the most remote hunting and gathering location. Those teeming masses in place will strip the carrying capacity down to zero. This is far more serious than prepping for a camping trip, with “da best, duh”. You need to prep for almost all traces of civilization to flounder and fall. Your descendants cannot survive on ONE superior rimfire rifle, as their Forever Gun. They need multiples, and ammo stocked way deep.
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Rinse and repeat with EVERYTHING. Or not. Your decaying corpse will help replenish the soil. Continued tomorrow, with “timing”. Am I beating a dead horse? You betcha!
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37 comments:

  1. Brilliant Jim.

    The Unicorn Cavalry of the Redoubter Tribe that only is aroused by theocracy scripture chants in every written correspondance all the while catalog type explanationing of every widget (flir queers) bought and it's dandy niftiness is enough to make my old Marine gut also vomit blood at the putrid fallacies being served up.

    The meek shall inherent the earth is not a Hallmark card quote. Those Scrappy Bastards that are the true outliers and are resourceful and crafty by default and with DNA contributions from hard scrapple lineage will be the beholders afterwards.

    School of hard knocks and loitering about in seedy bars or throwing beers back with shovel chums in the trailer court is an institutes of higher learning of the first order.

    History examples cannot prove the theory incorrect.

    Stay Most Frosty, Chums.

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    1. Resourceful and crafty. Who was the "Road Warrior" dude on the weird helicopter? Surely a better strategy than Max had.

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    2. Yep, and like Yellowstone Kelley, able to mountain man it all the while in Indian country. Post apoc will be a revert to horse and wagon age in tough country. Plan accordingly.

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    3. The aircraft is the Australian Airtruk.
      A couple hundred were manufactured until the mid-1980s.
      The movie pilot lived in an underground maze carved from a desert hill.
      One airshaft/escape route of the movie maze emptied into the trunk ('boot') of the rear half of a '57 Chevy... shades of 2020 Cuba.

      The 'world-building' of the series is enduring magnificence!

      Works for me.

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      World Without Us by Wiseman

      An imagination exercise with an interesting premise.
      Follow-through seemed to wander from that premise.
      I got:
      'Endangered species are endangered by human pressure.
      Remove the humans, and presto!, no more endangerment.

      I'm betting on cockroaches evolving to consume plastics.

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    4. World Without Us. For me, I enjoyed the discussion on how the man made materials held up, or degraded, and how long it takes. Any posturing or politics were quickly forgotten. Thanks for the Oz info!

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    5. 10:38-until the tires go on the wagons ( the picture from Kunstler on the stripped car being the wagon )

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    6. “Who was the "Road Warrior" dude on the weird helicopter?”


      That’d be the Gyro Captain, Jim. Remember what a post apocalypse pussy magnet that sucker was when he touched down in the refinery :D

      A Gyroplane and a helicopter are not the same thing (I’d explain the difference, but I know that you don’t care). But definitely a better strategy than Max, if you can pull it off. Also a better strategy for preserving one’s anal virginity, if you catch my drift :D

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    7. Actually, not caring one iota about airplanes, I do love helicopters. Not sure why. Perhaps because airplane pilots are usually douches and copter pilots are usually like cool cavemen compared to soyboy pilots. Anyway, that actually does translate over to being interested in the gyro-thingey. I guess it's been awhile since I watched Road Warrior and all I remembered was "not quite a helicopter"

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    8. I emailed you a detailed explanation Jim.

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    9. Thanks, I'll check it out after doing the comments

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  2. Solid points. For the equivalent of a holy grail, throbbing with power, fliresque purchase, a Minionite can lay in a well planned accounting engineered (now last-chance times) buying "spree" of middling and sacrificial bottom rung purchases. Enough to have a hermitage near equipped for a collapse economy true real deal pioneer austere (best effective weight loss diet ever!) conditions. ComBloc rudiment simple and quantity with ground level austere grouping behaviors will rule out in the post collapse CONUS jungles. Just saying.
    Stay Frosty.

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    1. Night time is for spooning the ol' lady while the near rabid dogs and toe popper booby traps do their jobs. No assaults until after coffee and morning pastries.

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    2. The dogs won't set off the booby traps?

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    3. Using shock collars with proper training, the mutts will memorize their perimeters.

      If the kids are yours directly, and are of grammar school age or younger, and have been home educated with limited or no exposure to media or society, they may be worth saving. Absence of any of those things means they are probably lost. The older they are the more lost they are.

      Living rurally with the least amount of necessities and a close and small network of people that are capable of doing things is, in my opinion, the best way through the impending doom.

      We have no "tribe" presently but I believe one will be assembled pretty quickly when the time is right. All of us in this presumed future tribe have some supplies and skills but none of us have all of them.

      Most people don't seem willing or even capable of looking very far into the future and they will be the first to fall.

      Resilience, determination, and adaptability are the keys to success in all things.

      As a long term married white man I offer my condolences and congratulations to your son. May the force be with him.

      Today's exercise has shown me that I am no longer a winter warrior. The cold changes things in ways you are not even aware of. Little things become big things and big things are not possible so alternatives must be found. Today was a learning experience.

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    4. Dude, you're like a thousand years old. I hope you weren't surprised ( although, aren't we always? LOL ). Seriously though, I applaud your honest self-evaluation. Too rare.

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    5. I guess I should have mentioned I was at the neighbors shooting range today, shooting 9mm, 5.56, and 12 ga. 2 hours out in high 30's temps. Shooting the AR with flip up sights, while standing, free hand, I hit a 12"x 12" x 1/2" thick steel plate 8 times out a 30 round magazine at 100 yards. Embarrassing. After seeing those deep craters in the steel all I can do is laugh when someone calls the 5.56 a poodle shooter. Just guessing, but by feeling the plate with my fingers at the craters, there was less than 1/16" of steel at the bottom of the craters. If that was an enemy wearing a plate carrier he'd probably be dead or at least seriously and permanently damaged. Yes, there was considerable spalling on the backside of the plates. It's a good gun. Can't say the same for the shooter any more.

      Everyone ages and everyone ages differently. In my case it has come on pretty quickly. I have had several fairly serious medical issues over the past few years and I'm trying to counter that by having a positive attitude. You know, like they said in the army, mind over matter - if you don't mind, it don't matter. Or something like that. Anyway, I'm going to keep resisting death as long as I can, and between you and me, I plan to win. Onward.

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    6. Why d'ya think I stay in Floriduh ? Many reasons.

      Yet primarily it is the endless summer.

      In a no grid, no oil world, I don't wish to become one with ice.

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    7. That was my thought when I moved there for Y2K. Not sure what I expected, but the number of people there surprised me ( well, I was coming from rural Oklahoma... ). Spud is part gator, he can live in the swamp away from people. If you can't do that, well...
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      GS-that sounds like one of my good days shooting! LOL

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    8. I did about 40 years worth of southwest Florida, Cape Coral, and that was more than enough. Waaaay too many people and waaaaay too much money to live there. Our florida house was on 1/4 acre of land and the tax was $3800 a year. Here in the great white north the house is the same size and we have 5 acres and the tax is $700 a year. SW FL has been in decline since the early 70's but everybody there has been programmed to think it's booming. They'll find the truth one day soon.

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    9. It's booming in that money is going into the area. Not every place can say that.

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  3. Ladies and gents, boys and girls, Minions of every type...forget Bison poverty go uptown (or rather underground)
    Swimming pool and first run movie extravaganza for doomers....where do I sign up??

    I think my fracking royalty check just might cover purchase price....lol!

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7837713/Luxurious-doomsday-proof-bunkers-alluring-ultra-wealthy.html

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    1. The movies will probably be all this last years failed Woke Then Broke movies. Men In Black, Charlies Angels, Terminator. You know the corporation always finds a way to screw you.

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    2. Dude did you even look at the article? They even have a little deli set up with Boar's Head products. Sure beats yak testicles!

      $1.5 MM for a 900 sq ft chubby hole. Did you see the Fisher & Paykel built in refrigerator? Top drawer for sure! Hope they put in Wolfe 6 burner stove tops.
      Granite countertops..OMG! Chicks love that shit. Definitely will get you some sweet loving for bringing her "home" to that.


      Lord Bison, set up limited partnership of 50 people plus yourself. An investment of $30K from the 50 buys a unit, you pay zero as "mgmt compensation". Each of the 50 gets to move in for 1 week / year. You get 2 weeks.
      If Apocalypse happens during your stay you're set.
      Think of it as a time share condo for Termination day.

      Congrats on son's impending nuptials.

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    3. Na, no reason to read the article. The newspapers are even worse than Zero Hedge, so many ads downloading you waste more time waiting for the download than you do reading the article. Burning Platform is another one. I get not losng money on hosting, and a small paycheck, but not to the point I cannot read it.

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    4. Their domestic larder has Bounce dryer sheets. LOL
      #10 cans of dehydrated stuff on shelves and 5 gal buckets of auguson farms wheat in the deli. I actually seen this place listed on Trulia or zillow about 5 years ago. I wasn't really interested but I looked at the pix on the listing and that thing was in considerable disrepair. I imagine the kickbacks to the county officials were impressive, to turn a blind eye to building and zoning codes. Pack a couple hundred millionaires in that thing the ventilation system siezes up and a bunch of em croak cause they can't get up to the surface fast enough. Publicizing your "secret" retreat. real smart

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    5. Plenty of idiot rich people out there. Musk, is that you?

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  4. Another great dose of Tough Love for the Minions! Having lived a life of second hand/good enough/better than nothing, I can wholeheartedly agree with this middling tactical approach. That's exactly how I've been going about it. When it came time to outfit the family with pistols for example, I researched deeply and went with S&W over the "must have" Glocks and saved about $200 each. That saved me $600 (3 identical pistols) that I put into ammo and some spare parts. Are the S&W as "good" as a Glock? Maybe not, but they are fine for our needs and I'd dather have 3 in the house plus ammo and spare parts, than one that would only matter to the keyboard commandos and unicorn militia types I try to avoid anyhow. And by "standardizing", you need fewer spares and calibers of ammo. More money saved that can go to more important things, like wheat grinders, etc.

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  5. Your son a chip off the old block. He will have a few years of happy marriage and then 2 or 3 kids. She will quit working to have and take care of the children. The debts will pile up and then comes the divorce. He will then pay child support for 15 to 20 years. Just like Dad did.

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    1. Just like my dad did. Its more of a family tradition than the military service ( grandpa, dad, myself, army. My son, Jarhead ). I have to laugh now, and will be shedding a tear later. Thanks for reality check, ya dingus :)

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    2. "My boy is getting set to get married”


      Congratulations. I already have the perfect “woke” gift for your future grandchildren. The 'Jazz Jennings' Transgender doll. Approved and endorsed by the perverts in democratic party :D

      https://www.wnd.com/2017/03/ewww-creepy-1st-transgender-doll-for-kids/

      But in all seriousness, I wish your son the best of luck; he’s going to need it. Statistically, the odds are not in his favor. I think that it’s a good idea for all married men to have a back up plan of sorts. This means secretly stacking cash, and having a place to stay, ideally, such as junk land with a trailer. It’s probably best to put the junk land under an LLC. I’ve heard of cases where the man gets hit with such high palimony payments, that in some cases they just can’t make ends meet. In many of these cases, the wife often had a high income, but it didn’t matter.

      I’m no longer a young fellow, but if I were, I wouldn’t have the courage to even try and raise children in America’s hyper-PC, feminist and faggot fucked in the head society. But that’s just me...

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    3. Federal law caps child support, but you add in college and medical and you are right back in the Bad Old Days of working for free for a third of your life. Well, as long as you can live with no heat and only eating Top Ramen. But you can't tell young bucks anything. My dad warmed me off of Baby Momma, for all the good it did. My little brain only saw big boobs

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    4. Your little brain is still in control too lol...

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    5. Little Brain is not in COMPLETE control now, thank goodness. Now I have a 10-20% chance of talking him down. Not great odds, but much better than before :)

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  6. That was a particularly good thought - where do we go to regroup? Pugsley and I were watching Train to Busan (very good, even in the oversaturated zombie market). The questions . . .

    How big is South Korea? (About the size of New York State)
    How many people? (60 million)
    What population density (Amazingly dense)

    That was what struck us, as we live in Flyover - how many people live in South Korea. The aerial shots of the cities with endless blocks of buildings, huge apartments, and massive infrastructure was amazing.

    South Korea has no place to go to regroup.

    Dunno. Maybe the Russians do. Or maybe into the middle of the North American continent.

    Still thinking.

    Great observation.

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    1. Train To Busan was most excellent. If you don't mind the subtitles, it must have been great. Anyone heard of that Bill Murray zombie comedy just released being any good or not?

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