"http://www.youtube.com/v/Q0LyskhbcHA&hl=en" will take you to a speech by a man in southern California. It is certainly not too long. It is not rambling. It is terse and to the point. If you read my previous post then you know about the next bank failure. It's in Arkansas. But the real pisser is what this video above is talking about. THE PENSION FUNDS. So we need to be ready for our older generaton to be moving home along with the kids. Better get an extra two or three camping trailers, Mayberry. You might become popular. Better start laying off of that beer too. My math tells me that a good survivalist is capable of leading a couple hundred people. But you gotta be sober. Hah!
And these are BIG PENSION FUNDS. Big chunks of change laying around just waiting for someone to come up with a brilliant plan to rip them off. And the plan was to sell the pension funds a lot of crap mortgages. And it got done. And the big brokerage houses and the big multinational banks have made a killing! And the fedgov has come to the rescue of those who needed it. Can't let the rich lose their money. Oh no! Let Joe Retiree lose HIS money. Aftr all he didn't have a bit of say in what happened to his pension money. It was handled by fund managers! And the hilarious part is that the fund managers charged a hefty fee for their services while they were taking the pension fund to the cleaners. THEY GOT PAID TO RIP THE PEOPLE OFF! HAH! Talk about double dipping!
So this could mean that all the wealth that is supposedly secure and being paid out to the older folks is actually a banana peel on the edge of a very dip pit. Ouch! Makes you feel that the financial boys don't really love you. But they are alright! They have bought their farms and islands and huge loads of Gold and Silver and have cash to pay their wage slaves for doing their work. And their Masters are smiling all the way to the pinnacle of power.
A lot of this is being done right in front of the public's eyes. The story is twisted like a piece of licorice candy of old, but it is getting attention. It's just lied about is all. And who is the lie for? It is for you, dear reader. It is to keep you in the dark just enough to keep you from showing up on Wall Street in a mob of a hundred thousand or so, armed with Shotguns and tar and feathers and doing the country's proper business. And after a week or so of listening to the spin you will lose interest and focus your attention on the sports page or the Hollywood Whore page. And life will go on, though you will be left will less energy in the form of money to maintain said life. But your life does not matter all that much anymore. The slobbering dogs of illicit profits will always have another target. If you get beat on, who the hell will care? I will care. And my 230 readers a day will care. But who else? Everyone else in this country will be looking for their nearest FEMA camp to get admitted. Dunbasses.
I will prep like a madman. I will try to have a large store of seed. My Handmaiden has asked to get another big metal can to store more beans and rice. I will okay that request for sure. We are not ready as yet, but I don't know of anyone who is. There seems to be one more thing to do, all the time. It's endless but it makes you feel good inside. To hell with the mad dogs and people haters. We can prepare and try to help many.
On the prepping front we ain't done too much this week. But the garden is ready to plant and the High Wheel Cultivator will be here Wednesday. The Handmaiden has made great contributions in her foraging and her plans for food production. I am thinking about grinding some more corn flour as soon as I get done typing this post. A lot of my friends are doing well and are making strides in their survival lifstyle. And I did go locate the new big spring Wednesday night. That is one helluva addition to our survival situation. You gotta have good water for lots of people.
No rain today and that is good. The water must be three foot deep in the soil right now. Crops ought to jump out of the ground. God always tries to do a little something for the farmers. Now if He will just let us get our garden in without washing it away to New Orleans... Our prepping will look very nice if a good garden comes in. Corn and shell outs is what I am aiming for this year.
Just got some good news for the fans of Al Gore. This just in from NOOA.
The average temperature in April 2008 was 51.0 F. This was -1.0 F cooler than the 1901-2000 (20th century) average, the 29th coolest April in 114 years. The temperature trend for the period of record (1895 to present) is 0.1 degrees Fahrenheit per decade.
2.39 inches of precipitation fell in April. This was -0.04 inches less than the 1901-2000 average, the 54th driest such month on record. The precipitation trend for the period of record (1895 to present) is 0.01 inches per decade.
Best of fortune to you all and stay alive!