Saturday, February 29, 2020

perspective or experience


PERSPECTIVE OR EXPERIENCE
I love the Green Mountain Dude. Yes, occasionally he throws you a curve ball like some socialist screed proclaiming if we all just love our neighbor we can live in harmony and save Gaia, but by and large he is so grounded and rational with survivalism I can't help but long for his return to the soapbox. He had an article today on the Beer Flu. Essentially, it said he was reluctant to call The End, but he felt he had to. I don't know that I agree with him completely as far as the characteristics of the disease, but that hardly matters.
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Green Mountain Dude's link is always at my web page, which is always listed below in the small print. His site is too hard to remember, so it is easier to just always have it there ( plus, he earned the spot in my coveted limited “links to others” ). The article is February 23, 2020. He links a video on the Doctor Death many others have been referring to. The western doc who thinks we are all going to die. I haven't watched any of those nor do I plan to. Peak Prosperity covers it adequately and Chris used to be a virologist dude so he knows his crap.
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( Peak Prosperity has mostly redeemed itself from its years ago Jumping The Shark into some woo-woo Hippie Dippie Think Positive And Prosper[ity]. He went from spelling out our doom through math and then went all psycho-babble on us. Luckily for us reality tempered that optimistic Ollie BS and they went back to cautiously emitting warnings again. I don't link their daily blog but I do their Crash Course, so you can find it easily enough. They still sell out to the lowest common denominator, but no where near as bad, and I forgive and love them )
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BUT! ALTHOUGH! Except! Green Mountain Dude brings up the very good point that it isn't just the disease. It is the total supply disruption. AND! Importantly, it is the final collapse of the economy begun in 2008. The Black Swan of the Frantic Papering Over no longer being able to be papered over. So, my understanding is that Green Dude isn't talking pandemic as much as collapse. Not that he is saying no pandemic. He is saying, no recovery from the pandemic, and economic factors will probably make it a very bad pandemic.
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If I understand him correctly, it goes without saying. And he wasn't even that doomy or gloomy. Just calling for the end of too much caution. But all that isn't what I am writing about today. It was necessary background, because I'm using Green Dude as my test subject here today. You might recall I've pointed out that to GMD Gore Warming is real. The ocean current off the Atlantic coast has been altered. It IS real over there, just as my area is now marginally wetter than normal on a regular basis.
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And no, I don't mean that you can now farm in the desert here. Instead of 12 to 15 inches of moisture a year-which includes snow-it is probably staying on the high end now, rather than dipping down below that on some years as was normal before. As for Mountain Dudes weather, I defer to Orlov's stand on Gore Warming, which is that so many variables are lacking with the model that they have are worthless. Yes, weather is indeed way off from normal there, and most likely everywhere. The cause is not a slam dunk, however. Of course, as one minion famously schooled me, when you are falling off the cliff it doesn't matter if you tripped or where pushed.
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What I'm getting at is that to the Green Mountain Dude, self labeled “C5”, which I'll use from now on as I weary of the full moniker, he is observing what he believes is Gore Warming. To him, it is real. And, as taken from the above, I think to him the Beer Flu is also very real. He had A flu, bad, him and the missus. As in pneumonia bad. I've been there, although in my case it was from overwork in the severe cold rather than picking up the flu in Latin America. He never claimed it was Beer Virus, just that he contacted a flu while traveling.
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I'm wondering how much his mindset has been altered by both these events, seeming deadly flu and Gore Warming. I'm not denying his experiences. All of us form our world view through our experiences. Sending the Bitch Baby Mamma to trade school to earn big bucks so she can leave me for a fellow student, taking my kids, I'm bitter and hateful towards women's cultural and legal status currently. It isn't like I can talk myself out of that. But I also have to admit, the majority of women are NOT that bad and do not take advantage or intentionally screw up their kids for profit.
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So my question becomes, is experience here, this prophecy business, is it helpful or harmful? Is what we are experiencing a good indicator of reality? Or, is LACK of that experience more helpful as it falls under “clarity of outside looking in”? Don't get me wrong. I'm not saying I disagree with C5. I think this IS it, economically ( which effects all other factors such as energy inputs ). I just wonder if his recent experience with the flu colors his views of the pandemic aspect of it. I'm still leaning towards the “kills mostly all Ornamentals”.
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But then, after personal experience getting screwed by official organizations, are my experiences coloring my leaning towards
the more conspiratorial aspects? Just as military guys swear by their tactics which kept them alive, I automatically discount them due to my constant exposure to the pure D morons who made up 95% of the military. Who is right? While it is true that I'm picking nits and going Full Retard Esoteric, WAY over analyzing, it still matters to some extent. The devil is always in the details, no matter how much they make your head hurt.
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We might be falling off that cliff, no matter what caused it, and either way we are soon to become a greasy spot on the rocks below. But we can't take the metaphor too far. Unlike those under the thrall of gravity, we can still alter course here. C5 might be far more adversely impacted by his farm location, but so is everyone else. Because whatever the reason the weather is changing. The guy moving to traditional farmland is in more trouble, not seeing the change. C5 at least knows what is coming. And over panicking about a pandemic is never bad.
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So it would seem experience wins out here. But what about those aforementioned guys practicing experienced tactics that worked. For Oil Age Industrial Age military's. Outside looking in clearly uncovers the error in that. Experience loses. I think the only answer here is to mix and match. Experience is needed and necessary. You just need to know when another voice speaking from another viewpoint trumps your experience. Yeah, it's called adaptation. Which is what Darwin was saying all along.
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note: in yesterday's article, the comments section, starting at comment #2, YouTube video's for some of the best Apocalypse Music.  Don't Fear The Reaper, Ride Of The Valkyries, bagpipes, theme from 28 Days Later, theme from Dawn Of The Dead-Johnny Cash getting biblical, synthesizer, theme from The Terminator.  Feel free to add comments for other suggestions.  
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35 comments:

  1. I will be done with mortgage payments this July, so it makes sense to me that the world will melt down before I get to experience any joy over that milestone.

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    1. Ha! Yeah, I hear you. Seriously of course, you will probably be finished up right before the 2008 mortgage meltdown times 10 starts. It will soon be worthless as the grid goes down, but that is almost a separate issue. It is LESS of a victory, but you will still be better off than many.

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  2. Yesterday's comment Spud said to not use long term storage. I understand but disagree. I grind and use my wheat now. I have learned the subtle nuances to getting the right grind. Exactly how to bake with it as to not waste any to burning while cooking on the rocket or woodstove. Getting it to rise right. Also my custom acorn wheat mix. It taste better than store bought flour. Also I don't have to worry about a sudden change of diet when the spicy time comes. Also I grind acorn meal as it is one of my best resources on my land. Even if I didn't use the wheat I stored I still need to grind up the acorns.

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    1. I can see both sides of this. I think what he was eluding to, even if it didn't match his circumstances, was that you never mistake deep storage for everyday use. The ammo? The food? It can be rotated, but never used. The grinder? You'll need a civilian unit and a survivalist unit. I understand why he just buys store bought wheat flour. I tried grinding in Florida and I was a stud in awesome shape, early thirties. It bought near killed me.

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    2. James, can you clarify the "I tried grinding in Florida..."
      Thanks

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    3. Grinding wheat kernels with a Corona, without air conditioning

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    4. When you grind acorns do you grind the shell too? I'm not talking about the, how do I describe this?, hull at the base that readily falls off. I've cracked acorns open and there appears to be a thin shell over the outside. If you don't grind that shell, how do you get it off?

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    5. The missus had me trolling for viruses at the mall yesterday, so I missed discussions of wheat grinding. I'll pass along again that "grinding" just-sprouted wheat in a meat grinder is easy-peasy in comparison to grinding flour. Hand crank meat grinders are cheaper than knock-off Corona grain grinders and last forever. The plastic ones also seem to last forever since there is so little stress involved when grinding wet sprouted grain. Either metal or plastic, good ones can be had for under $30. Though I make a lot of yeast leavened bread with ground dry flour, After the apocalypse I'll be making sprouted "Essene bread" almost exclusively to get every ounce of nutrition out of the grain stash.

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    6. Well duh... Not only with the AC running but with the electric grinder !
      My point was...how can you prepare for future troubles by using up the supply of equipment while the good times are still rolling ? Yes , one should train sufficiently to be well versed with all preps.
      One of the primary reasons I was successful on LRRP's , was that I always came back without having used any ammo. Not that there wasn't plenty of opportunities mind you...but surviving was mission one in order to complete the job. Engaging and using up your resources when not required , soon might reward you only with your name on a wall...
      Sure , go for it , if you have plenty of spare, spares ?

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    7. Gotcha, constantly wearing a shroud of humidity does reduce your physical output.

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    8. $23 cast iron meat grinder, in stock
      https://amzn.to/39cxfZv

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  3. Yesterday's musical choices plucked a string with me.
    Here is a fine musical contrapposta to Wagner's 'Die Wälkure'.

    Pour a large glass of red wine, sit in your well worn leather lounger before the 60 inch wall mounted screen. Up the Bose speakers. Turn down the lights.

    For your Lenten season reflections.

    Behold and ponder well, the fate of Man...

    v=30QzJKCUekQ

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    1. Thank you, but we already have that one. But you are correct in that this is one which requires the volume to be just below "hearing loss" decibels.

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    2. Damn and draft.
      Wrong copy.
      Try this...pour bigger glass.

      https://youtu.be/O5b7tgkdFH0

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    3. Oh, HELL ya! I'm getting wood listening to it now. Most excellent call

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  4. https://youtu.be/9TYezSrzUUs

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    1. One of the best songs ever, but it fills me with joy and hope, so a bit off topic.

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  5. I'm still betting a Level 3 (National Recession) to a Level 5 (National Collapse)

    Middle of that range is a Depression.

    The Level 5 is only because our economy is debt-ridden and can't stand much of a shove before the whole thing falls over.

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    1. What ISN'T wrong with our entire civilization? Besides PEZ ( duh )

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  6. Kung Flu primarily targeting Asians...
    NOT TRUE! It's hitting Iran and Italy HARD.
    Romans 14:11

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    1. I'm beginning to wonder. I think the US with its "if you don't test, you can't have a pandemic which endangers the elites hookers and blow fund" skewed the data.

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  7. I owned a restaurant for ten years.
    This was in my CD boombox in the morning bathroom... a monster of the 'battle vibe' tunes:
    Soundtrack for CONAN THE BARBARIAN by Basil Polidouris.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=EAFtiUoq6TE

    Et al.

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    1. Great parts, not great as a whole ( for what I'm looking for )

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    2. That reminds me of Carmina Burana or the music from “The Omen”.

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    3. I always remembered the music from that movie to be more sinister. But what did I know, watching it at 12/13 years old, whatever it was? YouTube is reminding me how bad my memory is.

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  8. The word 'obliterate' appears several times in the translation of WOLF TOTEM by the HU Band:

    https://youtu.be/jM8dCGIm6yc

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    1. I think reading it, something is lost in the translation. Best to close your eyes and just listen. Pretty primal and moving. Just what I was looking for for the music list. Winner, chicken dinner.

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  9. Free Amazon book -- APACHE DAWN by Marcus Richardson.

    According to the 'no-stars' reviews from aggrieved feminists and appalled sissies, this is the tale of a racist misogynist 2A hermit during an epidemic.
    Based on the criticism, I think it has potential.

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  10. I'm not wishing ill on anyone and I'm a huge fan of his work. However Green Mountain Dude's screed months ago about killing muh nazi's... how shall I say? It put him in firmly in the bad guy camp. More's the shame but, come on, anyone fantising about killing muh nazi's has to be given a wide berth considering the current definition of Nazi is "a person with white skin" AND "anyone who thinks Drag Queens giving 7 year olds lap dances in public isn't cool".

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    1. I don't disagree with you, BUT! We are as gleeful about killing commies. To be fair.

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    2. Oh, that’s right. 9:02 reminded me of why I had a nagging feeling about that dude, but I forgot about the nazi hunting screed from a while back. Yeah, never read him before that, and certainly won’t start now.

      He’s right too (9:02). As long as you don't affix a gender and race at birth, and declare your child a trans-racial transgender non-binary pangender, there’s no problem. Any white parents who declare their child a boy or girl are right wing extremist BIGOTS. If you end up with a gay kid, which is celebrated nowadays, no worries. You’ll be the darling of every liberal in the neighborhood :D

      Other beliefs must include: Hundreds of genders, that the rectum is a sex organ, that a dude can have his sex organs mutilated, and be a considered a legitimate female, Obongo was a great president, and that socialism and communism are heaven on earth, and if don’t don’t believe in open borders, you’re a “racist, xenophobic, nazi” at worst, at best, an “inbreed, mouth breathing deplorable”, as one moron previously stated.

      Actually, I'd consider it a badge of honor to be labeled the latter, and
      laughed out of any institution of “lower learning” that teaches Leftwing ideology :D

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    3. And behold, the end of globalism is nigh, and unto the liberal masses will befall poverty and destitution. And soon, the unleashed wraith of the Deplorables who shall strike at the moment of their enemies greatest vulnerability. And it shall be good.

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  11. Why not eat wheat whole? Why grind it?









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    1. If you hate your teeth, go ahead. Seriously though, you can roast them in a dry skillet. But you will probably get tired of the slightly burnt popcorn taste. You can also sprout and eat. But only with grinding can you get a huge variety in your menu.

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