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Border war, or Civil war: Choose one.

 

Oh where to begin with my thoughts of late? Been working on solutions to issues on this end, alternatives to the FRN dilemma that seems to be a growing concern for nearly all middle classed persons I know of. In my case, as noted, I want to build my house and the current growing inflation (that the Fed fully denies is happening, or at least denying the severity of.) means that materials are rapidly increasing in cost, far faster than the income. SO, the solution there is the alternative that I have been discreetly documenting over the last couple of posts. I am picking up the square tubing this weekend and things will accelerate much faster.

Now, some thoughts on the current events taking place down south and west in CONUS. I am of two minds on this, not because I think immigration is a good or a bad thing, but on the tactical standpoint of it all. (like anything in this world, in moderation, its good, abused, poison.)

I fully believe this is a ruse, and one of a two sided nature, like a wickedly sharp sword. I can’t give credit where credit is due, as I couldn’t tell you “Whom” came up with this, but from a distance and time standpoint, this is a coordinated effort to undermine further this once great country. This is right up there with that “Fundamental Transformation” that was alluded to 6ish years ago. Follow along, and lets see if I can give some illumination on my dichotomy.

First up, a step back in time. The Bundy Ranch. I feel that this was a test to see 1) the time line of response of the patriot community 2) what our logistics chain looked like and 3) to further isolate our communications network within the sphere for further analysis. Now, I know that the debacle on the border and the logistics of moving all of these “children” (hide the reality behind the cloak of the heartstrings, typical leftist emo horseshit.) has been on the table since before the turn of the year. I don’t know who posted the image, but there was a call for “contractors” to handle transportation of “children” here illegally, as far back as January of this year. That implies that there was formulation of some plan further back and the implementation of it is just now showing itself. Another point that caught me was a headline on the drudge a day or so ago. Some of you may have seen it “Propaganda song warning of riding the death train is in top ten on radio in SA” (not verbatim) which later the headline remained but the whole propaganda line was dropped like a a hot potato. Now, I just can’t see a song like that hitting the top ten anywhere unless there was a lot of cash behind it. (and south of the border, cash really knows the language.) It wasn’t the headline so much, as the content and then the dropping of a detail word that spoke volumes to me.

Call me paranoid, but shit like that is the slit in the curtain behind the mainstage and the giant emerald green head floating in the mist.

OK, enough background on where this is coming from, on to why I am of two minds on it. Obviously this is a planned and coordinated event. Why, or more specifically, to what end, AND to whose benefit? Sometimes when you ask the question properly, the answers are obvious. Not always though. Some of the answers in this case are obvious, and those are the ones that lead me to be suspicious of the whole scenario (well, MORE suspicious I should say.) And as more details come out around the board, the louder my warning bells get. Here is where I get my tin foil hat award I guess. Think of the implications of a majority of patriots from around the country sitting on firewatch on the border when the entire economic system collapses. All of these patriots isolated in a hostile environment which, essentially will equate to a two fronted battle field. On one side a hostile government with deep pockets (created out of thin air) and on the other a hoard of immigrants of questionable intent and background: Literally an army of unlimited cannon fodder being driven by empty promises and myths.

In addition to that army, there have been reports (squelched out in the MSM’s) of OTHER persons besides the children getting that free pass across onto our soil. Chinese for one, and what about that Urdu dictionary and Islamic prayer rugs found in places. Another point, why is the majority coming through Texas and Arizona with only trickles (at least as reported) in New Mexico and California. ( And the fact that .GOV is shipping “the children” into those last two states is proof positive of this.)

Take into account that the illegals are coming THROUGH Mexico, from countries that are even more third world, and bringing all of the diseases that run rampant in those hot jungles; bringing those diseases that have not been a factor in at least a generation in this country. A country that has been vilified by WHO for its ‘over-use’ of antibiotics for years. The same country that has a society of weakened immune systems because of our sterilized lifestyles (disinfectants everywhere. Our immune systems are fallible if they never get used. Just like a muscle, it atrophies over time if not used.)

Can you say “Crisis waiting to happen”? I knew you could.

And as was so eloquently stated by one from this administrations’ staff not so many years ago “crisis are opportunities to do what we couldn’t do prior.” (never let a crisis go to waste)

Now, the other side of my mind on this. I see the pieces in play, I see the board for what it is and I see through some of the haze into corners that aren’t being shown by the MSM. (mostly because of the fact that AREN’T talking about them leads me to investigate further.)(H/T to Santelli for voicing economic concerns the other day. That opens up a new(old) aspect on this war.) “This shit’s about to get Heavy” I keep watching and what I see really doesn’t give me a warm and fuzzy feeling about “doing whats Right” (IE, getting to the border and defending this country) I see a serious pincer move getting set up and keep thinking that being behind the lines would be more advantageous to the whole. I know that sounds odd, but there are times where being behind the lines is a decided advantage. At least there you know where the enemy is (IE, EVERYWHERE). And the serious side of all this mess, it is two fold, with a backup plan in place. IF, the economy doesn’t completely exit the bowl its swirling, by the time things settle out, than the patriots will have painted themselves into a corner where the DOJ and Admin can really ‘settle’ the whole ‘racist’ profile. Just like the Clintonistas painted the militias as subversive skinhead whatchamacallits back in the nineties. (Recall, a certain AG was assistant to Janet Reno about the time of Waco. Don’t think he didn’t learn a thing or two from that time. This is just polish on the shit kickers they use.) If the economy does tank and there are a plethora of Patriots out there, than those patriots are going to be hanging in the breeze for whatever comes down the pike or across the border. The Admin won’t even have to do much other than look the other way and say “oops”.(key advice for commanders with boots on the ground. Better have at least 3 ways out of that mess without depending on outside sources for the exfil. We will need you more than ever if things fall out the way I am foreseeing.) and the backup plan is in place as is being shown by rental car purchases from certain airports recently in Colorado and other places. There are already foreign troops on the ground in CONUS, and their status is being blatantly ignored by TPTwB and mainstream across the board. I can’t say for sure what groups or where specifically, but I have seen some of them in my travels, and am still getting reports from others on the same.

There are times where I have to ask myself if building my house is even an option at this point. I wonder about it because of current events and the fact that what I see building up likely means that I won’t have any time to enjoy said home. I won’t be able to sit on my laurels on a hillside while the country I grew up in, is at war with itself. I would want my shop up and running but that is one of those things that with a little prior work, can be made mobile and fully functional. And a fully functional shop may be the deciding factor in certain situations. Hell, post-collapse, a fully functional shop will be a pivot towards the rebuild. The other pivot will be the farming side of things. People need to eat, and to grow the things to eat, they will need tools. The real question remains of how far will this country actually fall when it does fall. Only time will tell that tale.

But I continue on the same way the rest of the world does. The big picture doesn’t ‘effect’ the here and now, as is shown by the complete and willful ignorance of those that surround me. Things move along, the same as yesterday(and yesteryear) albeit with a little more difficulty, but they continue to trundle forward. It is more than a might frustrating to watch the world burn, knowing the implications long term, and realize that 99% of the world could give a shit less so long as they have their Xbox or Cable and a bag of Cheeto’s to go with it. (Honestly, that alone makes me want to open fire somedays. But that is another post from long ago I am sure.) Other times, I feel the urge to move on from here and go where there are many of likemind. To do so would cost me pretty much all I have built up, but at times, the cost seems cheap in comparison to the ends I see here.*

Yes, I am a man of two minds. The only anchors I have at this stage are family and possessions. The longing for a place of freedom such as I remember is a huge attractant that tests the strength of those anchors. Sadly, such a place is near mythical in existence and knowing such, I rely on the anchors. I know that Freedom is a mindset far more than a condition, but that mindset has to exist in others around you for it to become a reality. I meet so few that have that mindset. (They are out there, and I have met a few of them, but we are scattered far and few between.) I can only watch how things fall out, and plan accordingly. Plans to include every aspect except surrender. They can take everything I own except my knowledge, and that knowledge is the basis of all I own. Take it all away and I will get it back, eventually.(re-reading that, I feel like I am existing in the Matrix. Its all in the mind, and your mind makes it real. There may be more to that than we are aware of. (LOL here I am getting all metaphysical and shit.))

{In reflection of (all of the) above (note, I always, ALWAYS, think deeply on things. As others will note, I try my damnedest to see as many sides of a situation as is possible.) : What if that is another aspect of our current PtwB strategy? Not to isolate and destroy a majority of the patriot movement, but to really bust our balls (so to speak) and destroy our moral? If such is the case, it very nearly did so with me just now. I am not a quitter but damned if there aren’t times where it gets tempting. Even so, I know that I don’t have the whole story, and as such, whatever decisions I make will be with the information I have at the time; right or wrong, and I will stand by my choices as such.}

*I know that if things go the way I foretell, I will likely be abandoning all in place and running with little to nothing but the BOB and a rifle. Such is the gamble in life when you KNOW you are living in a collapse/rising tyranny situation.

Post Script: I was thinking about this a little since tapping it out.   There may be a further solution but one that would require Texas to take an option that has been on the table since their inception.  That could start the ball rolling to get the Tenth Amendment advocates and the Secessionists off their collective kiesters.

 

GOT EXTENSION CORDS?

I know that more recently, I have been keeping a lid (or at least trying to) on my political/world views. I have to break the silence. This is going to be a rant, suggestive and blatant, and while I will keep the adult words to a minimum, I know there will be some that get through. Definitely not the colorful euphemisms that I have coursing through my skull when I read the headlines of the day. (I save those for when in conversation with people of similar ‘training’.)
I didn’t post on the Fourth, after reading Wirecutters post, I saw no need to distract from his words. Hell, he fired it up far better than I would have. I do have to say that his post got my brain tickin’ and tockin’. My observations have been going into overdrive and I made some calls around the country to some people I have haven’t seen or heard from since I left the music/theater industry. I needed eyes on site to refute or reinforce my thoughts.
It ain’t good people.

Now before I go on with this little rant/what-have-you, I want to fill in some info on what I have been doing. I have been busy on the sawmill set up, I did find blades within budget, at least enough to get me started and if this thing works the way I hope plan, I will invest heavier on blades. (two is one, one is none) I ended up making the rail frame out of 3X3 posts from some heavy skids that we have at work. Good stuff too. White oak and Cherry wood with a scattering of Ash in there. I was only able to get the first 14 feet of the rail built, but that will allow me to cut up the locust I have on site to finish the build and work out any bugs in the system before I go really digging into cutting trees to make timbers for the house. If the blades I purchased can handle the locust, this thing is ON(sorry, no pics, the phone and Linuxbox are having a spat and won’t talk to each other right now. Working on that as well. Thanks Apple for such open source honesty and integrity in your products :P ) AH!, but that leads to cost so far. So far, I am about 30% completed on the build. I still have to purchase some square tubing and that will likely be my biggest purchase. So far though, I am still under $100. Wheels for the rig were free from an uncles scrap pile. Bearings were under $10 for the drive/driven wheels (not sure what term to use for the wheels that hold the blade) The 11HP Yamaha side-shaft engine I have had on hand (original cost? Free once carb was rebuilt.) The blades were the highest at $54 (including shipping) one other item was the 3/4”X10TPIX36” threaded rods that I will use for the height adjustment and those were purchased several years back when I was stocking up on stock. I seem to recall that the cost then was half of what I have seen lately (about $5 each vs: $10 each now.)
Of course the skids were free as well. These are not little skids either, but 7′X8′ with 4 3”x3” beams running the width of it. The rest is 1”x8” poplar boards that tend to crack up badly on removal. Even so, I was able to save a few of them for other projects if needed. (I did mention I hate spending money if I can find a way to avoid it right? Not a cheap ass; Frugal. )(Ok, maybe I am a cheap ass. LOL)

Ok, On with the rant/suggestions.
For educational/enlightenment purposes, I want to link a few other posts. Wirecutters was one. Please read it if you have not yet. I can wait. (the rest will need read as well. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE read them, it will help a lot in understanding why my thoughts have drifted to this rant.) I will quote some passages from others (and link them) as needed to expand on some of what I am writing about. Yes Virginia, this is gonna be a long post.

Denninger about an income issue using information that the government willingly releases. Basically it means that people are working harder for less money now in comparison to 30+ years ago. Of course this is really not news to the working stiffs out here: I know that I am bringing home quite a bit less than I was 7 years ago, and I have to make it stretch 3 times as far while the prices of everything continue to grow.
Not news. But it is one part of the puzzle that my gear grinding brain had to chew on this past weekend.
Another report was about the new “policy” of allowing a specific product to be exempt from a (fiscally bad) export ban. I read the articles linked by CA and what I picked up, though it was not outright mentioned, was that there was some crony-ism taking place amongst appointed burro-craps and specific companies. I can only imagine that there is some individual in the listed agency that has a really fat bank account right now.
That isn’t what bothered me about it though. What bothered me is that this is another drain on a finite resource that our country could desperately use to ease up on our own issues. Yet the regulations are so friggin’ convoluted and diseased, that it takes a specialist lawyer to sort that crap out, to keep people out of trouble. These same regulations make it so that the companies not mentioned are SOL until they can hire one of those trained monkeys with a sheepskin designation to find the loop-holes. This is NOT a free market in any way shape or form.
But again. NOT NEWS.
One thing I found interesting about that article was how the WH as caught a tad flat footed by the whole thing. Why would they NOT know what was going on in the system they ‘control’? Heh, because they DON’T control it, the appointed burro-craps do, along with the bankers, and the handlers in the shadows. Why should the WH be concerned with this? Quite simply because the whole thing is a slap in the face to the Saudi’s and OPEC in general and could be just one more tipping point that would lead the Saudi’s to take China and Russia up on their offer of a different currency standard than the “petro-dollar”. I am quite certain that the Saudi’s have every desire to maintain their wealth and standard of living. I KNOW they are as addicted to breathing as I am and if they can’t maintain that status, game over for them at the hands of their ‘subjects’. IF the Petro-dollar tilts, Game over for us.
And all of this is just another shuffling of the pieces around the game board. Note, a huge number of those pieces are labeled “Energy”, followed closely by Food and Water. TPTwB are in the same boat as we are, but on a much exaggerated scale.
On that last sentence, I want to reflect back to the Saudi conundrum. They basically pay their subjects to not kill them off. BRIBERY is what it really boils down to.
Seems that we have a similar situation here in the FUSA as well. Luckily, Remus illustrates it much better on his site. LINK NEEDED.
I have not one disagreement with his post. Where I run into issue is in a quote he took from a commenter at Zerohedge.

Stopping tyranny – I expect that 1/3rd of the real federal government is dedicated to analyzing this very possibility. The smart move is to let us exterminate each other, not hope the military can withstand the mother of all insurrections. Thus, if the elite ever truly feel threatened, either by the masses or the consumption of the masses, they’re simply going to turn the lights out and wait it out. A year later, 80% of us are gone and the military can easily mop up what is left. This is why they’re so adamant about having Orwellian surveillance.
Mr. Saxby, comment 4928080 at zerohedge.com

NO, they won’t ‘just turn out the lights and wait’. They can’t. There are far too many aspects of what would evolve out of such a situation, that doing so would place them in a far more precarious position than they are in already.
Here is where I start to extrapolate a potential future. One that won’t involve outright Civil War. Secession far more likely, with a hollowed out Federal government giving such it’s “blessings” because it would have no power to stop such.
Sadly, I don’t see such happening for at least another 2 years, and I am thinking closer to 10. By that time, I can see the population of this country showing major shifts in minority reports and the whole entitlement hoopla collapsing in on itself to the detriment of all within a 100 mile radius of any major metropolitan hub. I can’t help but see potential parallels between my vision and what Matthew Bracken wrote about in “Foreign Enemies and Traitors”
I could only hope that he is NOT a prophet, just very observant and reflective.

I know that most of us are preppers in some sort or another. Some are more meticulous about it, some have better access to the lowly FRN’s that continue to make our economy go round, and some are just bull headed tenacious die-hards that keep moving forward even when there seems no possible way to do so, or worse, like it all seems to be for nothing. (admit it, We have ALL felt that at one time or another.) I shouldn’t have to mention what to prep, most peoples lists are going to have variation built right in, just due to personal preferences. But I do want to stress (likely late as hell in the game, but better said than not.) personal education. Not just buying a book on a subject. Not just reading that book then storing it with the rest of the preps. Nope, I am talking getting your knuckles bruised and bloody learning a new skillset. I push this all the time, (leadership by example I think is what they called it in the Corps, I kinda slept through that part, frequently) and I can only hope that others have followed through in some form or another. I won’t tell you what to learn as everyone is different. One thing I have learned of personal note, is that I am NOT A FARMER. Not even a little. I can help in the gardens, but everything, literally everything, I plant, dies a horrible death after taking off and teasing me. I may not be able to grow food, but I can hunt, and I can work on all of those things that farmers need to maintain to keep crops a growing. Mutual aid (called a Free Market as well) ensures that I will have food, and they will have tools. I have many other skillsets as well and many of them are fairly new (last 10 years) thanks to my waking up to reality. I am not a rich man and much of my learning was in response to that lack of cash. One such skill I have that can’t be taught (at least I don’t see how) is seeing the gems in the junk. Others can attest to the fact that I can take trash and turn it into useful items. This is something that I know will be needed in our fast approaching “new normal” I’ve learned to make things that cost much more if outright purchased. I have made some of them while learning/honing those skills needed. Each is an extension of the last, and so far, the more I learn, the more I learn I know almost nothing about the whole. This is just a drop in the bucket of what the whole world has available.
My suggestion is to get that training, get the hands on, learn a variety of skills, related or not, and become proficient at them. Take the time NOW. Now here is another suggestion on the same note. I have to use myself as example here; please don’t take it as a brag. In 2008 or 2009 I purchased a 3-1 lathe/mill from a gentleman making the move to a larger unit. I had almost no idea how to use such machine. I made the investment in a machine to educate myself. My library of information grew, my skillsets grew, I made chips of metal, I broke bits, I learned what worked, what didn’t, figured out what the heck was meant by feedrates and why they are pretty essential to quality work, and I even expanded on that to metal casting/foundry work, and blacksmithing (to some extent) and even dabbled in some other disciplines related but not closely, like sheetmetal forming, which lead to brewing and distilling. (I make a killer dry Mead by the way, thanks in no small part to my Dad and his bees.) One tool I have leaned on through all of this is the Internets. While we have it, I exploit it like a $2 whore, and without shame. I have hard drives with gigabytes of info saved to them (fast approaching terabyte level) and I would suggest doing the same. Some of this info I felt it prudent to have saved into dead tree form, either through book purchases or taking a thumb drive to the printers. Even now, my library grows larger. This is part of how I prep, as well as trying to build my gulch. I prep because I feel that time is growing shorter and shorter and,,,,,,
Because this Country is very nearly in Third World Status now. And when it hits that low, that training may not be available. God knows the cash to pay for that training will be either non-existent or so hyper-inflated as to be toilet paper. (most of my cash goes into purchasing tools and books. Most of my (personal) time goes into honing skills and acquiring new ones. I am actually quite boring to be around most days. LOL)
For the record, I have been in a couple of “third world’ countries. I see images in my mind, that are eerily resemblant of things I am seeing here, now. Another thing, people have this image of fly-covered toddlers as thirdworld, and in some cases, this is so, but not always. Things will be tough, but life will go on, people will be born, die of natural causes, get married, divorced, go shopping, and basically act as ‘ normal’ people do. This is the case even in war torn countries. LIFE GOES ON. But that life is much harder, and even more so for those not prepared to accept that what was, is no longer.
A litmus test myself and another use to assess ‘third world status” is the extension cord. Sounds funny, but trust me, it is not. Everywhere that was labeled thirdworld that I visited, the extension cord was the ‘utility company’ in the cities. Walking down mainstreet in Olongapo and look up and you see rainbow colores extension cords draped willy-nilly between buildings. Go into a bar and have a drink and watch the lights flicker as the cooler cycles. Go out to Debarrio and enjoy a beer in a burned out buildings’ foundation and look for the three extension cords ran around the bushes to the next bar. One for lights, one for the cooler and one for the Juke. (ps: all of this was seen BY ME, in the Philippine Islands while on shore leave both to and from Kuwait back in ’91. Subic Bay may be closed as well as Clark Air base, but Olongapo is still there, albeit much poorer now.)
Keep that in mind as one skill you want in your personal preps: Electricity skills. If you don’t, you will likely be at the mercy of the guy with the skills and several hundred feet of extension cord. Especially if things continue as they are in our highly regulated and TPTwB compliant “free market” utility grid.(you do have backup power of some sort, right?)

One thing I saw this weekend, that only added to the addled thoughts grinding their way through my cranium, was a pair of gentleman arguing over a road-killed deer. Nothing coming to blows, but definitely a heated, raised voice argument. I didn’t catch details as I was driving by, but I could hear them over the rest of the traffic. It was obvious that, at least one of them intended to take the deer home, I am assuming for the meat or some other part, like the fur or something. This may seem callous of me, but I was heartened by this. Neither person struck me as destitute, or ‘entitled’, which (again making assumptions, I need to break that habit.) leads me to believe this is ‘supplemental’ to what they already have, not an act of desperation.
What disturbed me about it was that this could be a much more common sight in our future. It wasn’t all that long ago, that one could watch a roadkill slowly turn to mush on the asphalt, or get dragged off to become a stinkin’ mess in a week, to be covered in lime by the roadcrews. NOW, roadkill that ‘sticks around’ is in the form of a former pet, not wild game. The game tends to disappear almost as soon as it stops sliding.(well, not the possums. Give it time though.)
Is that third world enough to convince you that things are really getting closer to that level?

Note, I haven’t brought up the whole UAC coming THROUGH Mexico from central American countries. Nor did I mention all the supposed diseases they are tracking in with them (supposed, but extremely likely). I think of the book “Camp of the Saints”: ya might want to go read it.
I also remember one line that gave me chills back in 2008 : “We are on the verge of FUNDAMENTALLY CHANGING America!” If we continue on this track, I expect to see the boy standing in front of a “Mission Accomplished” sign (right in front fo the UN building, not on some stinky Carrier or anything military for that matter) For his benefit, He didn’t lie, did he?

Got extension cords?

Semper Gumby

In light of my current silence, I have to reassure you that I am not dropping off the blog scene.  Not yet anyways.

I have been a busy little bee of late though and that is cause for my silence.   Luckily for you, today is one of those “humidity so high you need scuba gear to go outside” so I am at the library cooling down for a bit.  Sorta like taking siesta but not actually nappin’.  Poor Voo isn’t allowed in here so he has to find a mudhole to lay in.  Not that he really minds that but it makes for a stinky dog that I have to deal with later.

As for the busy lil bee stuff; some of it I can fill you in, some of it, not so much.   At least not in detail, there are some things about my life that the world just doesn’t need to know about.

First up, new project that is sucking up some FRN’s right now.  Short term expense but long term investment into the future.   Here is a teaser for you.

While that is bigger than I am building, it is the general principle.
The whole thing came about from a conversation with dad and sibling on fathers day last week. And the whole thing has been a snowball since. Lots of research in blades and options, but for the most part, I already have a majority of the materials needed. Those blades are gonna take a huge chunk, seeing how one has to order in quantity of 10 or more. I haven’t found anywhere that I can order single units from, but, seeing how it is a bandsaw and blades snap all the time, a small bit of insurance for the future. Granted, I can weld bandblades, but that sucks when you are in the middle of the project and need to keep moving forward.

AH, ‘but Dio, what the hell do you need a sawmill for?’ you ask? That is where I am not going to give a bunch of details, but for the record, it has LOG written all over it. And I won’t be limited to lumber purchases on other builds in the future either. Trees we have. As well as lots and lotsa ROCKS. Two very good building materials that still stand the test of time.
To boot, there is still room in the area for someone with the ability to saw timber into lumber as a financial move so this is definitely an investment towards the future.
The biggest hurdle I have at this stage is the length of the rails. I would like the thing to handle at least 20 footers. That is a lot of ironwork in my future if I go that route. I could use timbers as the rails system as well and ‘build as I go’. Dunno.

I am probably not going to be posting that much for awhile as things are starting to get hectic in my world. Its a good thing as there is much that needs completed and not much time left to me to do so. I won’t bring up the whole world situation nor the US situation as they are handled quite well in other venues an my take on them is marginal at best. I just know that at some point, this country is doomed, and all I can do is be ready. That means tools, shop and a secondary revenue source all laid out ready to go. (revenue being relative to goods, not currency) Whatever I do in the future, whether that be foundry work, machinist, welder, sawyer, carpenter, mechanic, ,,,,, I know that I will be ok, SO LONG as the tools have home to live in. I invest in that now, even if the majority of my investment is directly sweat and blood with a dash of cash.

Talk at ya more when I get a chance to come up for air.

 

Shh, ya might think sumpin’

Sorry for the hiatus there. Been a bit of week or so that has had ups and downs and even had me down for two days. That kind of down that costs money, not just in lost time, but in scrip and meds Guess I am not used to working around so many people anymore, and most of the people I work with have multiple little germ factories that go to public institutions with other little germ factories. One cold can make a dozen rounds with slight evolution each go round. Dunno if that is the case here, but it put me out of action for 2 full days. The first half of the second day was spent in clammy hell sweating it all out. I do feel much better now though.
And I get back into the swing of things and see more Patriots throwing in the towel. Or at least suggesting that they may be.
Dammit. Y’all need a pep talk or something? Maybe just a good swift kick in the ass? I dunno. I do know that throwing in the towel at this point is tempting, but timing is everything. Yeah, the Manchurian Candidate in Chief has let it be known EXACTLY how much he values Real American’s over known Terrorists recently; but is that the reason to throw in the towel? I know that ‘preachin’ to the choir’ gets damned old: especially after 7 or more frickin years of it. I know that trying to educate the unawares is as fruitful as teaching pigs to sing,
But to throw in the towel is NOT surrender, it is admitting defeat.
You throw in the towel, and they win: PERIOD.
Dropping out of sight is something else, and highly personal, and not the same as throwing in the towel.
I want y’all to think about one shade of all the fun and games we are seeing and know that are impending upon us quickly. NO MATTER WHAT, TPTwB NEED US, while we do NOT need them. Read it again, think about it for a few and we can continue.
That statement does not just apply to the 535 some-odd traitors in the District of Criminals either. It applies to EVERY SINGLE FEDERAL EMPLOYEE in the system. Let me argue my point for a minute to further illustrate my point. Lets envision an ATF agent.(BATFE or whatever you want to call the current version of F-Troop. (and yes, I have seen the original show, I find it quite fitting)) Typically, they make 3-4 times the national average for the same role in the private sector, they have a great retirement package, and of course, they get all the ‘cool toys’ to play with. They trump local LEO’s in serious investigation, and more often than not, operate as if they were above the law. BUT, what does that person NEED to be able to operate as that agent. They need US. They need us to bow and deliver upon demand. They need us to have a law that may or may not be useful to society as a whole. Without US, they don’t have a a single stinking reason to exist. (and arguably, they still don’t have a single stinkin’ reason to exist except as a tool of those above them.) WE, on the other hand, can get along quite well without them, and in most cases, even BETTER if they were not in existence.
Second example: (and apologies if this urks some of ya.) Federal Military. Why do we need such a large standing force? One that was really harped against in the original writings of the Constitution?
Is it to Defend Freedom? If so, what the hell are our people doing in Afghanistan, Iraq, multiple bases world-wide, and almost NEVER here at home? How many of you know of at least one “kid” in your AO that has pulled multiple tours of one theater or another? How many of you know of at least one “Kid” that didn’t come home in one piece, or did come home, but in a box? Defending Freedom? (follow along, this will come back to the NEED point) No, that ‘defense of Freedom’ was sold to our GGGrandparents many years ago. Long before the Civil War, and the myth has persisted for a reason. As an excuse to keep a force on hand. Long before, and as recent as WWII, there were no real standing armies. We had a Navy and we had Army training schools, but as a whole, the Army was really just a shell with only enough personnel to maintain the shell in preparation for when the whole would be needed. Forces mustered by volunteering, and the call had to be legitimate enough to rouse the whole of society. Not just on the whim of a handful of power-mongers. We don’t need a million strong military force. We need a handful of patriots willing to sacrifice as a home guard to keep the shell of the military intact for when we do need to use force. Those patriots are US, and not TPTwB. They need US to fill that role and are, have been, and will again, sell a bullshit myth to the young, dumb and full of cum, to fulfill THEIR needs.
Why, for example, do they worry about the discharged Vets? But not the ones in theater? (actually they do worry about the ones in theater too. There are reasons our troops are told to turn in ammo when back on base, even while in a combat zone. Then again, why are in military suicides at an all time high? (I for one think its part from lax training. I have heard stories about the “mickey mouse club Boot Camp’s where each recruit gets private quarters, and gets to keep their personal cellphone with them during training. I can only imagine that the ‘hard stuff’ has been injected with silicone, edges rounded, and made politically correct. News Flash, You train killers to kill.  Fail in that and you will have one seriously fucked up person trying to deal with shit that DOES drive them out of their minds.) (side note, even the best training falls on its nose about dealing with loss of those around you. It can only be drilled for so long that you will lose a buddy, and then becomes meaningless. Hopefully enough drills help when it does happen, but chances are, someone is going to get messed up in the head, for at least a few minutes, the first time or nine.) I have many more thoughts about all of this, but I think for now, Knowing that our current military structure has not one iota of FREEDOM attached to it, is enough for the remainder of this post.
THEY NEED US.
WE do NOT need them. SO, Why do we bother with them? What if we all, every single patriot blog, Freedomista Blog, Confederate Blog, what have you (we bunch of Domestic Tearereests! LOL) all said, “Fuck you FedGOV! “ and shut down? All on the same day?
Personally, I think more than a few Agents sitting in those fusion centers would have a sudden case of sphincteritus, and would likely start using their bandwidth to look at craigslist for job openings, instead of trying to track down what the hell was going on.
Right now, we are in their sights. We all are, every time we log into a computer, post on a blog, send an email, or even just check our phones. If every single one of us was to suddenly go into their blindspot, I can imagine even a few of the higher ups would have a sudden chill like a goose walking over their grave. I know that I can go a week without net and not be debilitated. I could even turn off the damn phone for a week, and be quite happy about it. I know that last is not exactly do-able by everyone, but the blogs? Why not?
THEY NEED US, and they need us to be afraid of them. SO far, they have been doing a bangup job on that note. Fact is, we outnumber them by a large margin, and if you go by the reported sales of firearms since O-boy was first elected, we out gun them quite well. (and the naysayers need to sit on their hands here. If you want to open your mouth, go talk to some Afghanis about a determined fighter and his boltie, first.) THEY NEED US to have power over us and the paradox is that without us, they are just like us, no more no less. WE allow them to be what they are.
The Founders had it right. The Government they established was thoroughly intended to be just a liaison to protect OUR interests in the world stage. For at least one decade it did that quite well. The War of 1812 established us as a world power in such a way most people have little understanding of, and that, IMO, was the turning point for what our GOV was intended to be, and to what it has become. For clarification purposes to some that may not understand that last: The war of 1812 was when England tried again to bring (what it felt was) its problematic Colonies back into line. The war for America was financed by other countries and how America made itself a force in the world stage was NOT by winning that war (which it did) but by paying back the debts with interest in a VERY timely manner. It established us as a credible investment more than it showed our might. That gave TPTwB the sliver of respect that they needed to begin the twist that Hamilton designed into the system. Remember, its just a “G-damned piece of Paper” and without US, it has no teeth. The twist was to discourage people from actually providing the teeth, and permit TPTwB room to maneuver for THEIR benefit. That discouragement was established by ‘patriotism’ which was turned into a twisted version of trust in government. This was just far enough out in time that the original fighters from the Revolution were passing away and the distrust of power was starting to fade. (timing is everything) Even then, THEY needed US to accomplish THEIR goals: and like all schemes of that nature, the tools are never allowed to see the bigger picture. Hind sight is a bitch and eventually all details will be known. Unfortunately, far too late to prevent the scheme from fruition.
THEY NEED US.
WE do NOT need them, and we would be far better off in the world if THEY were put back in line to what the original founders intended.
We would not be discussing the outcomes and implications of the likes of Benghazi, or lopsided human trade-offs or 13 digit debts. Chances are, the economy wouldn’t be slushy like a quicksand pit.
And for those that say “You didn’t build that!”, I have only one point to bring forward. We may not have built it, but without GOV in the way, we would have, IF we had felt the need. Time and again, private entities build better, faster and cheaper, what the GOV has to contract out, blow budget on, and unionize to the point of stagnation. And what does GOV really build? Nothing good; Weapons of war, regulations to keep control, and fear. Even that first is done by something other than GOV. At least if its effective that is. Even on that note, they need us for the creativity and they need us to be fearful of retribution.
What does that sound like to you? To me it sounds incredibly like Organized Crime Syndicates(OCS here forward). Billy Beck has a quote on his site stating “at the bottom of every stack of Government paperwork is a loaded .45” and that is the case. Comply or they come to take your livelihood. Comply or they will lock you in a box. Comply or they will kill you and your dog. The only difference between OCS’s and GOV is one is ‘Legal’. (and that term brings us into a whole new realm of debate that I don’t even want to tackle today.)
Just like with an OCS, they need a populace to control and exploit. Without that populace (US) they are nothing more than greedy little pups fighting over the leftovers at the scrap bowl. Without us, they cannibalize themselves out of existence.
So why are we still paying attention to these sub-human power mongers? Why are we still parting with our hard earned livelihood to support the leeches? And that is exactly what they are: Parasites that can’t exist without a host body. Most life is rational or symbiotic except for parasites that can’t exist without a host. We can exist quite happily without them (rational, not symbiotic) while they are nothing without US.
Granted, there are, and always will be those, that want control of others. Its just part of the hardwiring built into the species as a survival trait. Heinlein nails it with his statement of two types of persons; Those that want to control others and those that want to be left alone. The trick, and what the original Founders tried, is to keep the ‘Control’ spread out and diffused. We need to get back to that point.
Now, the question becomes; HOW?
Others have handled this far better than my little squishy mind can. I am of the mind to just drop out of the race and let it all settle out as it will. I know that is a losing proposition in the long run, so I search for another option. I do know that withdrawing consent is going to be a large part of it, the problem becomes how to get the other 90% to understand that. I don’t have that answer. I still say that things are going to have to get much worse before the majority realize that they have been played like marks at the 3 card Monti table. How much worse? I am starting to think total economic collapse is the only “eye opener” that will work. Not just a Greater Depression, but total tanking of the world economy. And from the looks of things, we are not that far out. Unfortunately, I also think many will cry for the very problem (GOV) to fix the situation. Instead of looking into themselves, they will cry and scream about “Its not FAIR” and expect the GOV to smooth things over like they have been trained to do since they were in the crib.
I know that I am all over the place with this post, but my thoughts and conversations have been equally so. I don’t have an answer. I just think that we need to do more than just talk, even if that ‘doing’ is by shutting our mouths and forcing TPTwB to show their hands. We give far more to them by doing exactly what I am doing here then they give in return. Maybe its time that we see what cards they are really holding.
Maybe its time to bluff them.
THEY NEED US,

 

Just sittn’ can drive this man to thinkin’

Guess I should be glad that last word isn’t “drinkin’ “ LOL
Yup, been doing some sittin’ of late watchin’ the world revolve around, the birdies chasin’ bugs and seed, and the dogs acting like its mid-July (fool dawgs have no clue how hot its gonna get! This here is FINE weather) Reason I am sitting is for lack of forward momentum on the house/shop project. Waiting mostly for ground to solidify enough that I can start getting rock and mortar in place for the foundations. Yeah, I am working on both at the same time and depending on which gets furthest soonest, determines where I stand on continued employment elsewhere. (outside forces like economic failure not included in computation of such. That is out of my control, and would/will force ‘self and others to re-assess situational strategies on all counts. )
I could be gathering up poplar logs for building house, or other things, but hell, every hermit needs a weekend off now and again. This will be the first in several so I am kicking back.
But that does not mean my brain does likewise. Hell no. This ol’ analog electro-chemical computer just keeps ticking right along and without input, starts to play the ‘what if’ game.
As in “what if I took that ol’ locust beam that I haven’t been able to find a use for and make it into a shaving horse like they used to use way back when? Ya got all the pieces there, ya jest have to shape
‘em up some, but ,,,,”
Or “that ol’ cider vinegar should be about ready, what if we shook it up with some sourwood honey and mixed with water. Bet that would wet a whistle. “ (note: It does, and quite well. Supposedly was a drink of common lineage ’round these parts before ‘pop’ became so popular)(and Moose-chelle be damned, the obesity problem round here isn’t so much the food people eat, but the quantity of it in ratio to the activity level. Back when grunt human labor and one horse/mule power was the norm, people NEEDED to eat at that level and still looked emaciated come early spring. Sadly, the expectations of mothers never diminished in contrast to the activity level. And “y’ate yet?” is a common “how-do” when you visit someones house. Well, times are a changin’ again and those days of “grunt human labor and one horse/mule power” are gonna come back, and when they do, sugars, starches and fats are gonna be essential to good health.)
Then, sheer boredom kicks in and I do an experiment on fire starters to see which burns better: Petroleum jelly and cotton ball or candle wax and cotton ball. FYI, the PJ+CB burned 14+ minutes where the W+CB burned slightly less than 7 minutes. Guess I know what to keep in the bugout bag from here on out. Either will work fine, but why not a touch of overkill in a survival state of mind; go with what burns longest ‘just in case’.
I did do one thing ‘strenuous’ this weekend. I was gathering up stone for the forge, foundations and chimney builds. Gonna be doing that for a long while yet as the rule of thumb is “gather what you think you need, than do it again. You will still be short, but a lot closer to finished than if you didn’t make the second go ’round.” Luckily for me, there is an abandoned deep mine (shallow by todays standards) around the hill, with several slag heaps about that make perfect stone for what I need. Still takes work to drag the cart up there, load it up and return to unload. Can’t get a truck up there anymore thanks to the timberjacks that goosed the hill up last year. Dog cart and me, since I can’t convince Voo to do more than sit in the traces when I hook him up. (just kiddin’!!!!! I know better than even trying with the lazy mutt.)(kinda wish we still had that shetland around. Maybe could have put him to work, if I could have dealt with his nipping issues. Horse nips HURT!!!)
Yup, been a slow 4 day weekend here on the hill. Can’t complain, but the ol’ mind just keeps tickin’ away at things, trying to solve all sorts of issues that I anticipate with the stead. Things like making a small woodgas generator to run the tiller if things get real funky in our future. One never knows, and I try to think of all the tough stuff in advance so that when such time comes, there isn’t much hesitation. Hesitation will get a body killed just as quick as a bullet in some cases. Some of the ‘tough stuff’ I think about isn’t really all that tough, but hey, it’s called preparedness for a reason. You never know if you might need to know how to create such things, but knowing how means you won’t have to scramble when you need ‘the know’ at hand.
One thing that has been on my mind of late is the “flame licker” atmospheric engine. I have never managed to get around to building a Stirling engine yet, but the flame licker is a simpler design using the same principles. I couldn’t figure a horsepower rating at this stage as I haven’t even started drawing one up yet; yet it seems to me that in certain cases, this would be the perfect solution to power needs I may have. Like powering a blower for the forge using exhaust gases from the forge itself to power the engine. Its not like I am trying to get free energy, just tapping into wastes and utilizing them for benefit. ( I know better than trying to get something for nothing in the thermodynamic realm. Ain’t gonna happen with Laws that are far more unbendable than mans laws.) Yet again, just one more reason to kick myself in the ass and get that shop built soonest. But Hey!, the fun of experimenting/learning is most of what drives this crazy ol’ hermit on the hill. Maybe what I come up with won’t benefit me in the way I anticipated, but it will at a later date, even if the only benefit is the knowledge I gained. Win-win, no matter how you look at it. Just like learning how to sand-cast; so long as your mold doesn’t blow apart, you will learn something about doing the job right. Even if your casting fails, you are only out the energy spent, not the materials used and you gain by learning what not to do.

Well, I am probably boring several people right now with my rambling so I am gonna go back on the porch and watch the birdies play, the dawgs snore, and wait for the humidity to hit rainy stage.(inevitable this time of year, and why I am watching my mud pits settle into hard clay to support foundations)

Y’all take care and heres hoping you enjoyed the weekend even if it is a somber holiday.

 

(sad note: One of Voo’s buddies met an early demise this weekend and we laid him to rest in his favorite field.   Not that Voo really understands, he kept trying to get Smokey to get up and play, but lost total interest once the dirt was going in the hole.)

panem et circenses

I know that I have been forgoing the blog of late. Ya, there is a lot to be done around the place and the pursuit of the almighty dollar has taken some toll on the state of the blog, but to be completely honest, I just find that I haven’t much to say anymore.
My last rant really shows how I feel about the state of the world of late. I am disgusted with the levels of apathy and willful ignorance about me.
Guess thats why I am a hermit on a hillside, eh?
Another point I have found was so succinctly described by Joel over at his place the other day. It was so to the point that I found myself laughing at the description, but perturbed by the similarity to my thoughts of late. “I started writing this with intent, but intent has wandered off into the tall grass to sit and play with its toes.” That statement describes my attempts at writing lately and that alone got me to thinking about other things, such as why we can’t get our shit together as a people and demand that Big Gov step aside and do the right thing. I got to thinking about the ‘Representatives” and whether or not they are actually representative of the people or not and the conclusion I came to was not a good one.
They actually are representative of the majority of this nation.
A couple of points to illuminate what I mean.
Most people have zero accountability for their financial state. Most people, assuming they hit the power-ball, would be broke again within a year or two of that milestone. And it wouldn’t matter what the windfall came to, they would have no discipline in spending. Just like our current ‘leadership’ with the windfall of tax revenue. (the real difference here is that there is a finite amount in power-ball; when its gone its gone. Tax revenue is the same, but the Reps act like it is an unceasing well.)
Second point: Far too many people are willing to say “something needs done about XXXX issue” but so few are willing to step up and actually do something about it. They would rather have someone else get their hands dirty in their stead. (this is mirrored in my “there aughta be a law” posts.) In addition, in most all of those cases, the people demanding change, don’t want to be on the receiving end of that change. JUST LIKE OUR REPRESENTATIVES.
With just those two examples, what we have is a mirror of our current country and the people on the hill DO represent the majority.
Sad.
Very, very sad.
I guess you could say I am a sad Panda right now. LOL
With that in mind, what is the solution? There isn’t one, not without a major reset, lots of spilled blood, and a mental/spiritual shift of the majority remaining. There will have to be a serious die off of those that would want the current trend to remain in place.
And I see more and more, people in the spheres mentioning that such a time is coming. The divisions of the country are reaching a critical breaking point and when the shots start, they won’t stop until one side or the other overpowers the other. And at this stage, that ‘winning side’ is anyones guess.
I know how many times I see negative comments on sites about “guys with bolties not being able to take on drones, and tanks and highly trained combat troops” and I have to ask those nay-sayers one question. IF those guys with deer rifles can’t fight, then why is it that the Afghan’s ran Russian troops out of their country and have been holding their own against American troops since 2002? When you answer that question, you will (maybe) see that with current situation, our FedGov is fearful of an uprising within borders. Not because they are fearful of the people, but what the people will do when they finally come for the representatives. And they will get to that point. Maybe the lampposts of DC will have new ornamentation for a short time (the crows and buzzards will make short work of that mess). But only time will tell. Until people get fed up enough to step off the porch (and they are starting to. Time will tell how the PtwB react to the current trend of ‘civil disobedience’) the PtwB will continue pushing the fear factor and expanding their reserves of firepower and obedient grunts.
I read a post on WRSA about Connies, Freeks, militia and what not. I hate to denigrate anyone to a ‘faction’ like that, but the fact is, we are being reduced to factions by those that would be our masters. I am quite certain that in many of these “fusion centers” there are folders on all of us, that denigrate us into some sort of threat assessment and label us as “mostly harmless” to “Domestic Terrorist” (fact!) and others like “Potential mole” or “Elimination necessary”
Again, the whole mess just makes me sad. All of the things we are seeing have been growing over several lifetimes, its only over the last 20 some odd years that we have seen cancerous growth of the problem. And its not letting up(nor will it, not willingly.)
I have to ask a question though. One that may anger some of my readers.
Why do we need government at all? Seriously, why do we need government? I know that I can get through my days without someone providing a watchful eye over my doings. I don’t have need of a cop to protect me. I think most of us go pretty much most of our lives without need of government, as we “Govern” ourselves quite well. IF we were to have an issue with another person, most of us are likely to work with the situation to correct the problem, and not need an outside force to assist us, and if we did need an outside force to assist us, we are capable of doing so in a fashion that is efficient, and justifiable. IE: A Mugger tries his trade on you, your CCW ends the trade, and likely in way that is beneficial to both parties. He runs and keeps his life, and you keep your hard earned stuff. OR he doesn’t run and there is no future threat to anyone from him plying his trade.

Some will say we need government to establish ‘societal standards’. I disagree. I think small communities do that without the need of “Government”. While the idea seemingly has merit, in the larger scheme of things, it all boils down to one simple premise. Is it right that another person can tell you how to live your life? If it isn’t right that one person can do so(other than yourself), than it doesn’t make it right that 3 or 50, or 1 million have that right either. IF you find yourself in a situation where that is the case, than the only person at fault is yourself for conceding your own power. If you allow others that power over you and yours, than what they do with it is ‘acceptable’ by default. Even if those action are to eliminate you as was done in several countries over the last century. What was done under several facist regimes was “legal” by the standards applied by those granted the power.
It doesn’t make it right.
Allowing such to happen to ourselves is a sign of insanity on our part. Willful self-deception of a need that DOES NOT EXIST.
Look to the Amish. They have a government of sorts, that only applies themselves. They do not hold their law above our heads, only themselves. That is their choice to subject themselves to such ritual and no one elses. If it isn’t right for an individual within their ranks, that person is free to leave, but not free to stay around and make trouble for those that have decided such is right for them.
Notice that we do not have the same freedom under our current legislative government. Heck, try to leave the country with all of your possessions and watch what happens.

I think this graphic says enough about my stance on all of it.

well, intent has not returned from the tall grass, and I have shit that needs done, so I will leave y’all to fill comments with hate speech, racial slurs, and other particles  of dissent for the records our “masters” will use against us in the future.   More later when I get out of the blue funk and find something positive to write.

Truth

This is a subject that keeps getting brought up, time and time again, between ‘self and others.

We watch the blurbs, the burbs and the peeps around us, and yet we see that there are so many that are either disconnected from the realities coming at us, or willingly oblivious to same.  When I say ‘willingly oblivious’ I am talking about those with their heads in the sand.   The others mentioned are just completely disconnected from information so don’t take any note of the changes coming on.  They are dangerous in their own right as they are the ones that will be looking for someone else to blame when the ATM’s, EBT’s,  and the Microwave cease to function.  The ones with their heads in the sand will likely just keel over and die when the reality of ignoring reality hits them smack in the eyes. (typically at three AM and in copperjacketed attire.)  Not all mind you, but enough that those trying to keep order are gonna have a full-time job digging holes.

I want to point out one aspect of our world that has so many burying their heads.  Our economy.   This is going to be the fulcrum that tips the tide for all of the wonderful joyous things our PTwB have in store for us.  Make no doubt about it.   They will get theirs!   And OURS is to be THEIRS!   No if’s and’s, or But’s about it.   Our guns, they will want those.  Our incomes, hell, they are trying any and all methods to acquire those now. (figure out how many versions of tax you pay in a single DAY!  yeah, they are getting theirs.)  and as for property, you can just forget it, they already own that, they are just allowing you to exist there for now, as they have no use for it, Yet.

Just ask Cliven Bundy, or that Rancher in OK near the TX border.  Ask any of the multitude that have been driven out of business by regulation about losing to the Feds.    It isn’t about US or U.S., its about power, and they aim to keep it for as long as they can.   They will never willing separate themselves from power that they have gained and they will never ever be satisfied with what they have.

The Economy is tanked, despite the propping up that has been done.  The hyper-inflation that QE to Infinity has created is just now starting to creep into our daily lives.   I see it in the touchstone of fuel.    I have watched fuel prices steadily, though glacially, increase for the last 4 weeks. (and yet, I see diesel staying steady?  Something is being manipulated here, or was being manipulated and is now correcting itself.)  There is no end in sight.   It will continue to increase numerically, while the actual quantities will shrivel or degrade.  (I actually bought a couple of gallons of gasoline that smelled varnished already.   Wonder how long that had been in storage.)  You can see what I am talking about just buying a ‘pound’ of bacon, (12 oz, not 16) or the fact that finding ‘AA’ large eggs is much harder, but you can buy ‘A’ large for the same price.  Yet I rarely hear anyone say boo about it.  Certainly not in the media, though occasionally a blogger or semi-pro freelance journalist will.  And finding ammo?  Sheesh, just .22LR is damned near impossible to find, and the prices on that are so far through the roof that even plinking is out of the question now-days.   We are gonna need every round just to eat around here.  (wild meat supplements?  LOL.  Ya gotta laugh or you will start to cry.)

Ladies and Gentleman, we ARE well into the beginnings of OUR Great Depression.  Make no mistake about it.  This thing is going world-wide and is going to leave a lasting mark on mankind.   How it all comes out in the end is anyone’s guess, but I have fear that learning Mandarin will become mandatory by the time my granbehbie is old enough to work for a living.

Truth.    There is so little of it in the world today.  I get to the point most days where I just  don’t even want to talk to people I work with because they are so disillusional about the world around them.   That Damned Noisy Box has them so Brainwashed that life is better in ‘living color’ than the reality just outside the door.  to quote a song by Jewel “People living their lives for you on TV, they say they’re better than you and you agree.”

Well, isn’t that the frame of mind of most that find “dancing with the bachelorette of america’s got talent while dual survival on the Nazi channel” Fascinating? (I turned of that boobtude in 2008 when I split with the Ex and my mind has firmed up and taken on far more information and learned to flex again. It’s no longer that gooie couch potato thingy that I felt it had become.)And yet that is exactly what I see when I walk into the break room everyday. People not talking about how to improve things, or even just discussing the next planting cycle or any of that. Nope, its what dimwitted fucktard passed onto the next round of something or nudder.
I just want to put a brick into the persons head to replace whatever greymatter they have with a reasonable approximation of what is really there.

I know that some of my readers are going to read the first part of this and turn off. That’s ok. I am just venting right now anyway. Not much to say and what I have to say, is being highly edited for this slightly family friendly site.
Believe me, some of the phone conversations tend to be a bit more ‘colorful’.

Yeah, I am angry. I served my country, and the illusions I served under have been stripped from my eyes. I am angry at those ‘duly elected’ that have raped and pillaged this country into the current mess it is in. I am angry at the institutions that have helped create the current “American” mindset of sloth,vanity and decay. And I am angry at the lack of concern in those around me. I am one person, I can’t fix this, not alone, and yet there are so many that seem to think the ‘new normal’ is ok.
I am just blabbering now. Time to go back on my hillside and work on digging in a bit more. Maybe someday I will be at a point where I can turn my back on this mess.
(I know, self-delusion. I am too much the human to just walk away from humanity.)

(if you aren’t familiar with the movie “The Watchmen” please watch the whole scene below)

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