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Wednesday, April 28, 2021

April 2021 Update & Article

 

APRIL 2021 UPDATE & ARTICLE

Going on close to a year now, I do NOT miss the Internet. Other than instructional video's of course. But overall, life in the slower lane is as peaceful and tranquil as is possible in a time of economic and social disintegration. I will NOT be returning to the Internet, either, except in very limited doses. The local library finally reopened, and so I finally have access again to the Internet, but I have zero faith that they will remain open. As goes Federal grants, so goes local services. You might think we will recover, but I emphatically do NOT.

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But Jim, you stud muffin I yearn to emulate and my wife secretly lusts after, why can't you just use the Internet to earn the extra money until you cannot? Because, everything takes infrastructure. I don't run down to the store to buy CD blanks or envelopes every month to mail my magazine, or to the Post Office for stamps. I buy then in bulk in advance, as we have already had shortages and price increases. I have to invest in physical goods. Your Internet isn't JUST what it costs to connect every month, there is a vulnerable infrastructure behind it.

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And nothing ever works as it should. It USED to, and if you are old enough you remember when life functioned in accordance to the infrastructure we so dearly purchased a century ago ( from a central bank-which I despise but which was unfortunately needed at one time-to a properly educated workforce ). But nothing works anymore. We can bemoan and belittle, but dysfunctionalism is a sign of collapse, a feature rather than a bug. Just accept it, because it ain't changing. Meaning, everything must be experienced and adjusted and relearned, not just begun as needed.

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You might have noticed, almost nothing purchased is of adequate quality anymore. No one is trained properly anymore. Again, this is merely a reflection of, proof that we are in collapse. When I was a young idiot, I could write about a theoretical collapse. Now I am writing about a collapse in progress. Thirty years ago, we kicked the can down the road after Color Revolution'ing Russia, using the spoils ( never even a fraction of one percent of the investment in the Cold War were returned to us, but the sad part was that at the time it was still a huge windfall, and looking back, a miracle ) to “recover”.

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You don't want to believe me that the fracking industry took a big squishy dump and is down for good, that our economy was in trouble two years ago and will not recover this time. You are looking at the replay Fall of 2008, thinking it will lead to a miracle of another can kick. Of course, this is wishful thinking. Yet, if you click your heels together three times and wish for home, you'll return on your glittery unicorn to your middle class Happy Motoring existence. So you keep doing stupid crap like looking for another house to pay for with a mortgage you'll have because your job will never disappear.

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I'm not going to get into details of the fracking industry or the unemployment numbers. You can subscribe to my CD mailed magazine at barely over a buck an issue for 120 pages ( yes, this is a shameless plug. I want my former blog readers to subscribe to my product. This is a bad thing? You expect to get paid just for showing up to work ) to read more about that. If you cannot see how close we are to the waterfall plunge, nothing I can say is going to change your mind. If you know enough to worry as you've never worried before, I might be able to help.

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To those NOT worried, you are an idiot but I still love you. To those who have a pulse and two brain cells, I want you to think very hard about junk land. Again. Because too many of you are still paying rent ( a mortgage is still rent, insofar as your vulnerability to losing your shelter come unemployment ). When you pay rent, you are vulnerable to homelessness. I know, a lot of homeless are just drug users or boozers, and are lifestyle choice sufferers. But never romanticize homelessness. A tent is no protection against predators. And without a secure food storage, you have no shelter OR calorie security. The government has the homeless on welfare NOW, but that is ZERO guarantee for the future.

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Government promises are worth what a cloud of hot air from a liar is worth, absolutely nothing. If you can't touch it, it does not exist as insurance, be that promises of gold from a banker or promises of food from politicians. Likewise, because the Unholy Trinity of the elite consists of the central bank, the government and corporations, the promises of a job are worth the exact same sum, absolutely zero. If you like the feeling of warm moist air blown up your anus, by all means stick around for that. But you cannot take that feeling to any merchant and expect to use it as currency.

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You already have decades of experience in the lies from employers. Your college degree ain't worth dingus, and if you are a White male you cannot count on employment. And that was BEFORE the Corona Collapse. Even if you were “retrained” in coding, even then you still have no job prospects today. We must have diversity, especially for visas for workers in Silicon Valley. You are racist if you don't give up your employment slot to little brown visitors.

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Your best bet for future security is NOT to earn more, or move about the country hoping for employment, praying you are the first in line in the convoy of RV's with desperate unemployed suckers all converging on the few jobs open. It is NOT to count on having an Amazon job when you are seventy years old. It is to avoid rent. If you can cash in a IRA and pay off the house, and are comfortable with the property tax, fine. For the rest of you, I'm confused as to why you are still waiting to buy ANY land. Even an RV squat is golden security.

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Before I'd buy one ounce of gold, I'd buy junk land. What can you do with gold, if the grocery store is closed? What can you do with a nice home, if you've lost your job and cannot pay the mortgage or taxes? Yes, at present you can squat there for a time. That is predicated on government permission, and nothing else, and if you trust the government after the obvious Election Steal, you are a moron ( I'll also be covering, in my magazine, how the election was planned to look exactly like what it was, for reasons other than Red/Blue. Are you SURE you can't afford a $20 external CD data player, and $1.09 plus tip per issue of my magazine? ).

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Junk land used to go begging for buyers. Over at LandWatch.com they had Under $1k lots in the HUNDREDS of choices. Now? About thirty some odd. E-Bay even still has junk land. You just lost your luxury of choices by waiting so long to buy, as I was long ago advising. But, Jim, junk land SUCKS! Well no friggin crap, Captain Obvious! Of COURSE it sucks. That is why it is so cheap and why it is still for sale. At least for now. What is junk land? It is a legal squat. Nothing more.

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You want pretty forest views, bubbling brooks, farm land, woodland, pasture land? Well, that is for rich people. Sucks to be you. It never DIDN'T suck to be you, but now you might realize you ain't no damn snowflake. NOW, after all my efforts at enlightenment, you understand you humped yourself by not lowering your expectations. In food, in weapons, in homes. Now your options are severely dwindled. So what? You waited, you get bottom of the barrel. Wait any longer, you get exactly Dingus All. Nothing. Zip. Zero. So shut the hell up and go buy some damn junk land. This is probably your last chance.

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And guess what? Yes, you might waste your money. Who cares? Insurance is an EXPENSE. It is NOT an investment. If you never move there, you'll at least if nothing else get your money back as the supply shrinks and prices explode upwards. Would that be so surprising? You can barely find silver coins to buy, or wheat, or ammunition ( not as bad as it was, but I'd pay 70cents a round for 223 if I were you, and be thankful it was available. That was SG Ammo. Bulk Ammo has 43cent steel case. I wouldn't wait on ammo, or land, and especially not at all on food. The decline will increase in velocity ). Land will be a commodity folks start throwing inflating money at.

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Look, I understand you might think you can keep employed, or keep your home, or that the collapse will stay a Severe Decline rather than the end of civilization. I'll admit, as this September will be two years since the Banker Liquidity Crisis, I'm simply amazed we are still functioning as a country. I didn't think we'd hold together so long. But that is NOT proof we will continue to still function. That was just a gift from God to give you enough time to prepare. Don't spit in his face, dithering.

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It is also proof that you need to keep playing by our Dear Leaders rules. Meaning, buy your own land rather than hoping you won't get harassed by illegally squatting. After the complete collapse, yes, you can live anywhere for the price of a bullet. Before that, you cannot count on the benevolence of others to survive. How did that work out for the seven thousand geriatrics in New York state, at the start of Corona? If you don't think they won't try to kill you ( granted, not directly ), you haven't been paying attention.

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You know those Jack Booted Thugs we were all spazing out about back in the 90's? If the government is throwing THEM under the bus, what chance do you have of not being screwed? I'm going to repeat my report on the settlement of crack users in Colorado, that area that was written about in the book on RV Homesteading Under $5k ( during the 90's, now I believe out of print for good ). The county Sheriff has No Go areas, where his deputies have been pot shot'ed at. The same with urban ghetto areas. We are already in terminal decline, and here is more proof. So, I guess you COULD illegally squat and keep the law away from you. But is all that bother worth under three grand of junk land insurance?

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You could easily get killed playing that game. And money will be worthless soon enough. Why not buy land for almost nothing, just in case we see another few years before the complete collapse? Can you guarantee that the cops won't start harassing RV squatters if it makes them money, when they desperately need it? Once the fed money goes, and property tax isn't paid, where else do the cops get funding? If I spent one night in jail, with a big Black buck named Bubba, that would cost MORE than a three grand lot of land ( what is it worth to not get AIDS? ).

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Right now, you can still find hundreds of lots at Land Watch for under $3k each. Granted, some lots are advertised at that, and are merely click bait for far more expensive properties. Some are just monthly rents. But you'll find that at E-Bay as well. Scammers are everywhere. But, that aside, do you know which state has the most land in that price range? Arkansas. You do NOT have to live in the desert to own junk land. Granted, the lot will be tiny. Who cares? It is legal, it is affordable and it is in the forest.

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I wouldn't want to live there. There are no jobs and you'll have a good commute to town. Not a In The Desert Hundreds Of Miles To Town Or Water West Texas distances, but perhaps not pedestrian distances. But guess what? It beats living in town, needing to pay rent while unemployed. If you are living in an RV, it beats paying lot rent. You probably won't die there in the winter without electric hook up. So what if you cannot farm. You can't farm renting an apartment.

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And I think that about covers that. I'll be posting here at least every other month, but I'll shoot for every month, probably the last week of the month ( as long as the library stays open ). And, as usually, here is my information to subscribe to my magazine:

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