Sunday, April 12, 2020

crackheads paying rent


CRACKHEADS PAYING RENT
Mountain Guerrilla Dude wrote about two acquaintances of his and their experiences as landlords. In essence, they were told to piss off. In the first, all the tenants got together and sent a representative to inform the owner that as soon as they were back to work, he would get paid. In the second, the corporation informed the owner they wouldn't pay until they decided which stores were going to stay open and which would be closed. You might say, “seems reasonable”, but think about it for a second. These people COULD have paid, but chose not to.
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I'm sure in the apartment building, some are your typical OtherColor professional welfare queens popping out babies for an income. They get Section Eight. Some are old humpers, but they get Social Security. Not every single worker could have been laid off, unless this was a Company Town. So I think it is fair to say that half could have paid but didn't want to because it was smarter to hoard their money right now. Plus, the other half weren't paying, so why should they? Remember, “rich” and “poor” are all relative. Those making more but paying rent would judge themselves poorer than the poor getting free rent.
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That is human nature. We don't necessarily care about money past its ability to provide basics. What we care about is our perceived standing in the pecking order ( which translates into breeding opportunity and offspring provision ). Very few people will actually believe paying rent is smart or moral if no one else is paying, unless going against the crowd is a peacock feather. If it becomes a bullseye, they certainly won't want to be paying rent. They will pretend they cannot. That is just good opsec.
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I think that is what you are seeing in that apartment complex. Those going along were protecting themselves against potential mob action ( plus, we are greedy when we can be ). As for the corporation, well, they have thought themselves to be above the law for a very long time, plus those who won't fire themselves are going to get the last of the money together to flee the cities, by hook or by crook. Corporate Suits are evil, greedy, immoral, and would sell their grandmother into sex slavery for an extra line of cocaine, but they aren't necessary stupid about their own survival.
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They are pretty stupid about the effects of their thievery, of course. Look at everyone being bailed out. The Big Boys, the banks and the big companies. Bailed Out. Not, “here is a loan you must pay back at excessive interest rate payments” like all the small fry get. Not a “one time chump change check from your glorious champion Orange Man”. Now, it is of course stupid to get free money for the top oligarchs while letting the proletariat starve. That way lies lamp posts and chopping blocks. But even more stupid, they don't even realize they have just set themselves up for failure.
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What happens when you take away your renters jobs? Yeah, duh, they stop paying rent. The banks went from mortgage holders to landlords, after 2008. At first, this was verifiable printing press. You get twice as much profit, because with far fewer owners and more renters, the prices skyrocket. And even when you must pay for maintenance, you just Cheap Out on that and do a horribly crappy job fixing anything. People had no choice, if they wanted to live near work, they had to pay insane levels of rent. Sooooo, what happens when there are no jobs?
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You, as a landlord, own a bunch of non-performing assets. There are two kinds of landlords. The middle class dude that worked like a dog and bought a second property so that in retirement he had an income stream. The other is the bank that got the dwelling for free ( they own the printing press ) and is using the income stream to buy other assets like paper silver derivatives or fracking oil derivatives. Now that those bets are in trouble, you are losing both bets, the rent and the derivatives. And guess what? Your rent payments are delayed. Worse, you are about to lose the rent in the long term, also.
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Yes, bankers are silly enough to think that printing money solves problems in the real world. But now, your rental went from an income stream to a money pit. You won't pay anything for maintenance, the structure will quickly deteriorate and fall down or burn down, AND you'll likely have lawsuits filed against you for homicide. Have you seen what crackheads can do to an apartment? It ain't pretty. The NOL had one of those, and if we hadn't lived downstairs, AND had access to the young punks mother to alleviate some of the behavior, it would have gone from a month long repair job to a complete financial loss.
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What do you think the newly perpetually unemployed are going to act like? Nobody likes landlords, even if they are a grandma type who survived the Holocaust. There is ALWAYS a level of resentment, as you have more than they do. They could give two craps you worked your ass off for it. People simply don't care. Why do you think gold digging wives at a divorce act so put out and injured? They actually think the husband doesn't deserve his wealth, like they deserve it. Same with renters. That income only works in a functioning economy. Which we ain't in.
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You do understand how this is going to play out, don't you? I mean, besides most of our housing stock being destroyed in a very short period. The scumbags in charge are just going to keep bailing out their handlers, making empty promises ( money to you, too! ) and poor excuses ( we'll get around to taking your unemployment claim! ) as things fall apart and in the end, we don't go back to a functioning system but rather a smoking crater. There will be no more jobs to go back to, no secondary income streams survive. Public welfare fails with government.
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Me? I wouldn't hold out any hope of returning to even a fraction of business as usual. I would assume the worst. I hope to be pleasantly surprised I'm wrong-but I stopped snorting hopium a long time ago.
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note: well, that might not have worked out.  Storing the potatoes in the cooler in the outside shed.  The bags on the side were bone dry, but the bag in the middle had a few spuds with moisture.  The only thing I can think of is that the recess you use as a handle to lift the lid is an insulation weak spot, allowing condensation to form.  I'm going to test without the middle bag in there.
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40 comments:

  1. Right Again Jim. There will be a system, by needs and necessity, of a more direct action capability for the enforcement of private property rights and the controls of that said property by that ownership, as well importantly the letter of law enforcement of contractual obligations.

    This is the fuedal hierarchy and brute force systems previously mentioned. The deputy will be bluntly told by the overlords to ensure that those piss ant crackheads get their crap off the curb and move along, once the monkeywrench gang "private contractor types" that were hired for extraction services from a landlorder's property is commmenced and executed. The underclass slackers that does not ensure payment is made for "rent due" by whatever verbal or written contract stipulations are agreed to will be kneecapped and be a limping gimp for not paying that vig. It always reverts to law of the jungle rules, out side whatever a dip shit governor or simpleton attorney general edicts from safe space green zones. Just saying from my observations from history study and real worlder experiences. R.v. park rentals seem to be the most flexible rental option as an investment business operation. There is no argument about rent due when ballistically and flammable weak position is your base of argument.

    Got the worst junk land?

    Stay frosty.

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    1. Junk land still there under a grand. Get cracking, future crackheads

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  2. Section 8 rents are paid directly from the local housing authority. so the landlord gets at least that portion of their rent.

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    1. A slight glitch in the story, I'll admit

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    2. Yeah, any urban a.o. has ample section 8 and or senior villa types of residential renter zones as a business staple. They are in apartments, daily weekly clap traps and standard houses emplaced in suburbs. Just like food stamp wic ebt sales are heavy percentage of retail grocer sales. A chunk of rentals are subsidized by .gov, therefore insulated from this, having an auto payments systems. It is too early yet for breaking points but the fires will start by month 4 to 6. generally As privateer party landlords go russian scorched earth when departing all Galt like. Sadly the next news cycle will be a violent retching from the forced marched economic downgrade of everyone's ranking. Stay frosty.

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    3. Damn, aren't we already in Month Two?

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  3. “Storing the potatoes in the cooler in the outside shed.  The bags on the side were bone dry, but the bag in the middle had a few spuds with moisture.”



    I’m no expert on such matters Jim, but I’m pretty sure you can’t long term store potatoes in such a way. I think what you need, is to build some wooden bins, fill them with sawdust, and place the potatoes in the bin, somewhat separate, and then cover over with sawdust. Another thing to watch for, is placement of certain types of fruits/vegetables. As an example, apples release a gas that causes an acceleration of spoilage, among other fruits/vegetables. So apples must be placed above the other fruits/vegetables, where they out gas, above and away from the others.

    You must inspect them regularly, and remove any that show signs of spoilage, lest they spoil the others. It’s like the old saying, “one bad apple spoils the whole bunch”. It would be like allowing Madonna to room with a bunch of catholic school girls. A few million sexually transmitted diseases, and mulatto babies later, you now have a liberal arts college :D

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    1. Madonna did become a cultural icorn shortly prior to the explosion of 90's PC'ness. Hmmm

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    2. Hey Jim. There are a few other important details that I omitted in my initial post, that 9:25 AM below touched on, such as temp, humidity, etc. A few years back, I sent you a publication by the title of:

      https://www.amazon.com/Build-Your-Underground-Root-Cellar-ebook/dp/B004ULYBVY

      Hopefully you still have it, and can dig it up. Yes, that’s probably more ambitious than what you’re willing to do (And frankly, I wouldn’t even bother with such a project in downtown Elko, but rather at one of your properties where it will double as a PA shelter) but there are important details contained within, that you should probably know. I know that an earthen floor is important in humidity control, and thus, desirable.

      If all that you care about is potatoes, you could probably just get by with a small scale excavation on the north side of your house. Dig a pit, drop a styrofoam or similar cooler into the hole, cover over with straw flake, etc.

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  4. The potato storage infrastucture is like space ship technical with temp, humidity, airflow, outgassing from other sources, elements to consider. I kinda as a dummy stop gap, store some varieties of canned wet, instant, and a bit of frozen potatoes as back stops to my piddling refridge bags. The root cellars, like a badassed smoke house are fine tuned machines. There is some STEM science in them deplorable's hobbies.

    Maybe this slacker's version of collapse apocalypse will spur some "spuds storage coolers" appliances upstart business like those wine coolers desirable must haves as is in all of those Yuppie Redoubter Unicorn Rancher Flir Toting Fellows Have In Their Bunkers units. (As a consumers demand comparisons)

    New commercial jingo (like the beef version) ; "Taters, it's all your ass has left".

    Stay frosty.

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    1. I need to do some more research-I'm sure thee is a relatively simple answer

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    2. Dry and cool with a bit of airflow. Store in straw or shredded paper. The cooler does not allow for any airflow and traps moisture.

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    3. Right. I knew that going in. But I'm facing higher temps in the day. Trying to keep it cooler. And once summer starts and it goes into the basement, I have potential mice issues. I'm trying to do the best, with the wrong equipment.

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    4. Not sure about irish taters but sweeet taters have to be 'cured' before being put in storage. Need to callous the skin with very warm dry air for couple weeks lest skin rot kicks in.

      Down South they built structures similar to ear corn bins using wood slats for large scale.
      Farm size amounts they would place on boards under an awning and move to house in evening to avoid overnight dew.

      I thinking both irish and sweet taters are now bred to do best in huge climate controlled storage sheds.

      After potatoes are moved out I know in Idaho they store vast numbers of honeybees in those climate sheds over winter. Drop the temp and humidity and induce colony clustering. Cheaper than overwintering in Texas/Florida. Save on shipping and attendants

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    5. Tators are placed in the dark for I think two weeks to cure the skin for storage, so I've read

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  5. re:
    hierarchy

    We live near goofball central -- Eugene Oregon.
    During my two decades of hiring some goofballs and running off the rest, I witnessed their hierarchy.
    And it seems to be automatic... none of the goofballs consciously categorize their neighbors in the next bushes, their blue tarp covering the warehouse-pallet hovel they inherited after the prior residents croaked or got re-involved with the 'corrections industry'.

    And because I have licensed insured vehicles and a full-time gig and responsibilities, I am automatically categorized as wealthy.
    The goofballs place me in the 'enemy' category.

    Based on my experience with many hundreds of dole-fiends (I wrote 'dope-fiends', then auto-correct fixed it) and nut-cases, I see no way this collapse will continue peacefully.

    Without fuel for the backhoe, what do we do with the corpses?

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    1. Corpses to pigs, pigs to feed slaves.

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    2. Slow slide like now is easy body removal conditions. Spicy times will be a rotting in the sun rawanda style environment. Don't waste valuable sporty time beyond looting the victim's gear.
      Just keep 'em downwind or hanging on timber pole pikes for territory markers. Lives will be really be cheap then, and corpses fed on by carrion will be commonplace like the homeless bums everywhere. New normal, adapt.

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  6. I just stick 'em in a trash can fulla dirt and keep them watered. They over-winter in the basement and poop out new potatoes on the back deck in the spring.

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    1. Is it perpetual seed potatoes, or do you store some for eating, others for seed?

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    2. Before now, it was all just practice. I guess we will see.

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    3. I do enjoy the appley crisp crunch of a fresh raw potato. Try it if you haven't. More digestible cooked, I think, but quite tasty.

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    4. Fresh from the garden-oh, yeah. Just haven't made it a practice

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    5. That was a reply to the 2:08. To 2:06, at least you got plenty of practice ( I could see the confusion if I switched the answers )

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  7. I am a plumber, and have been fortunate so far to remain working. Have always had some customers, pre- Covid 19, complain about price, but the price pushback seems to have gotten worse in recent weeks, and I expect it to get worse still. Had an old lady refuse to pay upon completion of a $1,600 bill Friday, even though she had agreed to the price before we started the job (water heater, installation in the tightest of spaces). She said she wanted us to send a bill. When I told her that car mechanics don't send a bill when they fix your car, she got nasty and glared at me.

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    1. Bitch knows the courts are barely open for business.

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    2. Stupid people. Going to make waves when they antagonize someone who knows where they live and already sized them up. Paging Darwin, a candidate has arrived. Jeez,....

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  8. In Idaho, and I think it was learned during the Irish potato famine, there needs to be two walls in potato storage, the first wall has condensate form, and therefore ruins the potatoes, the second wall is dry and both are coolish, if you are in Idaho.

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    1. I thought the potatoes had blight while still planted

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    2. could be. Like a lot of things a lot more complex that at first it seems. I do remember the part about two walls. And the Potato famine was terrifying, as all famines are. I do think, (know) that that is the worse way to go.

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    3. I think after a week or two you get so lethargic you probably don't care. Now, Ebola, crapping out liquefied organs...LOL Look at us, a few weeks into a bad flu and we are comparing bad ways of dying

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  9. It all begins to unzip.

    Ma Wilder insisted on a root cellar - pretty uniform temperature throughout, though it seemed like the humidity was high for the temperature?

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    1. I believe the high humidity was a design feature

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  10. In Australia, during the great depression, I read that landlords were pleased to have tenants even if they couldn't afford to pay because empty houses were stripped of everything of value and in a depression even the nails were valuable. and the timber used as firewood.

    When the Soviet Union collapsed, I read that the hovel you lived in, or if you were top of the equals, the mansion. The place you lived in just became yours.

    I see the elites, the real elites, as playing a game. They are in position with all the high tier gear and they are spawn camping. Wiping out literally everyone that dares leave the spawn point. The game is very boring because they've won, they have to do nothing to maintain their position, they have nothing to strive for, no real challanges. I read that among the elite they've had to resort to barter economy. What could you possibly offer to pay Mr Amazon for him to do something, anything, for you? Nope, you have to offer him something other than money because money is meaningless to him now.

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    1. If you could invent a better bald head wax, Bezos would pay you handsomely.

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  11. Ages ago I shared an idea "Security by Santa". Short version. The battery powered Christmas lights lighting up dark areas. Well, I'm practicing that now. Works a treat for entrances to my fortress.

    My current prepping area as I hold on is learning edible weeds and herbs. Hooray, I'm going to be eating weeds

    My current garden is producing Pumpkins and sweet potatoes and tomatoes allthough my tomatoes get jacked by bugs

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    1. It usually sounds like tomatoes are the worst crops to plant, the least likely to succeed. Hot house flowers as it were. Although even tomatoes are better than weeds :)

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