Just plain old ugly outside. Deeply overcast and raining with a chill in the air. I don't like wet cold. Never have and never will. But the bugs are backed off a little bit this morning and I am grateful for that. I reckon there is a silver lining in every dark cloud if we but know what to look for.
I am thinking about the trucking industry this morning. It is getting cooked down to just the big boys. The independent trucker is getting his ass tore off. Something like 50 or 100 a day are mailing their plates in to the Indiana BMV every day. That is going to be a lot of drivers looking for other work. And most of them are not covered by unemployment. For them it will be root hog or die. I hate this crap. These guys are just trying to make a living and they are getting stepped on like bugs. So we lose a lot of truckers and the big boys gobble up what is left and to hell with the people. And everything the people gets is hauled by truck. There ain't a damn thing I can think of that does not reach destination by truck. Everything in your grocery store. Every thing you buy at a hamburger joint. Every article of clothing at the stores. Your fuel. Your tires. Your medicine. Your guns and ammo. EVERYTHING.
And the truckers are going out rapidly. What will happen to us? It's hard to say. But it will not be good. And don't forget those men who drive and haul every day. They will be out of work. I reckon that after a couple of years of misery and hunger we will see something arise from the ashes that will give us our supplies again. To be truthful, I think we will be better off not buying food and other stuff if we can possibly keep from it. Grow your food. Mend your clothes. Let your kids make their own toys. Except for some essential medicines we need to get by with as little economic activity concerning the general national economy as we possibly can. And don't forget that Warren Buffet invested HIS money in the railroad last week. (I think something is trying to get through to me.) But no matter what happens I am finding this truck shut down troubling. This cannot do us any good.
The market is nuts again. Gold is down as well as silver. The dollar is up, and we all know the dollar is as useless as tits on a boar. The other countries of the world are printing up currency just as fast as we are but the dollar is acting like it is just a little too sick to hold anymore. And why should they sacrifice what little security they have to do us any favors? With all the treasury bills we have handed out over the years we sure haven't done anything to earn any fiscal loyalty. Stay alive.