Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Thursday, June 24, 2010
There is not too much on the news as I type this. The media is still talking about General MacChrystal getting fired and that was during the first part of the week so you know there ain't much happening. Oil is still pouring out into the Gulf and that is cause for concern, I think. Folks are getting ready for hard times and that is good in most cases. I said things were going to get rude for Americans and folks seem to agree with that. It may get so damn rude we start shooting our weapons. And that could cause a ruckus across the land. Not that there would be any shortage of targets. The fedgov is the largest employer in the country. High wages, good pensions, lots of paid holidays. A sweet way to go in this economy. Might, however, be a portion of the taxpaying class who resent all these folks on the fedgov tit. Never can tell. But I can tell you this, once most of our citizenry get that old fedgov boob in their mouth they can't seem to let go of it. There just seems to be an addictive process that takes place and the addict is there forever. But then the fedgov will run out of money and what will happen? I think those addicts are gonna run wild in the streets and burn and loot and rape and all kinds of foul deeds. And then some foul politician is going to blame us out in here in flyover territory for all the trouble and we will get penalized. Life is a beautiful thing when you are dealing with Socialists. But never fear because I think the Dark Lord is going to get us into a major war and that will be good for the economy, according to the economists. Perfect capitalism. Make it, sell it to the fedgov for a profit and they take it out and blow it up, and proceed to buy more. But you can get everyone working that way and making money and paying taxes and spending again. Of course, you could lose the war and end up shit creek without a paddle. But no one wants to think about that so we had better let that one go. Stay alive.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
And this administration is the most hard-to-perceive bunch of people I can imagine. What are they doing? Are they doing anything they can for the common man in America? Don't make me laugh. Every time Obama makes a speech about something grand and glorious he wants to do for the good of the country, we always find out that it takes away more of our freedom and makes our taxes go up. What is it with this Kenyan? Has he no love whatsoever for this country? He hides his agenda like a miser hides his gold. It would seem that he gets his inspiration from the Russian Secret Service and we are not supposed to notice that. And it is starting to eat me up. I realize with my innermost being that this man Obama is our greatest enemy. He knows now that he will be a one term president and he wants to get as much damage done in his four years as he possibly can. I can feel it in my bones.
My heart goes out to working people in this darkened land of ours. The pillar the whole thing rests on is the working man. Without him you have nothing. And we are becoming without him. He is being outsourced and replaced by robots and computers. The wealth his labor created is becoming concentrated in the hands of a few. Millions are out of work. Labor is going to get very cheap pretty soon. Just like it is cheap in India, China, and Mexico plus few other places I can name. The guys that should be getting the praise are not even being mentioned anymore. What a disgrace. The stock brokers and the banks are fussed over like babies in a crib but the real producers are left in solitude. Something is dreadfully wrong. The perspective of life has been maladjusted. Ignorance rules, and reason and logic have gone out the door for a long walk.
The wife and bil are down at the garden watering this morning. They will sprinkle a bit of compost and crushed limestone and then let it soak into the ground. Pumpkins and Squash are big nitrogen eaters and Tomatoes need limestone for preventing end rot. I have to get off this posting page and let my computer try to tell Blogger to save this damn post. Wish me luck.
My thinking this afternoon has led me to some very grim thoughts about America. America is about dead financially and is about to take a blow militarily. We have a lot of force in the Persian Gulf right now and it could very well come under horrendous attack. And if Iran and Israel get to firing nukes you can bet your ass that a lot of American troops are going to bite the dust. The radioactive fall out from anything in Iran will hit American troops whether the wind blows East or West. And Iran has the missile defense system purchased from the Russians to put a big hurt on a carrier. So what are we if our battle tested troops are all glowing in the dark and our naval force is full of holes? Not very much, my friends. We'll be tore up enough to have to listen to just about anybody that wants to scream at us a bit. What a pity we could not be a little more humble when we had money and power and then maybe we could have escaped this mess. But if this is what is to come then we had better be ready for big brutal times here in the good ol' USA.
Got your garden seed for the next couple of years? I don't. But I will do the best I can to get it. I'll be trying to get non-hybrid stuff if it is available for a decent price. Any more it is almost cheaper to buy gold than it is non-hybrid seed. I am not wanting to be a "beater" of my fellow preppers. I do not want to scream and holler any message. I just want you all to see that things are getting rude on this planet and you had better get ready for some rude times. Stay alive.
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
The president has everyone in the country who wears a uniform, on alert. Troops are not put on the streets immediately but after three or four days they begin to make their presence felt. The populace is afraid of the troops at first but after learning that they bleed just like everyone else the fear starts to dissipate, replaced by a large anger. Their anger is directed at what they\ perceive as a force that is trying to stop them from doing what they must do to survive. The news reaches the country that the Mexican and Central American population of Los Angeles has gone out of the city and is looting and burning the suburbs. The race war begins. The tanks are called in to stop the burning and looting but the marauders find out that tanks may be made unbearably hot with one and two liter glass bottles with a mixture of gasoline and diesel fuel inside them and a flaming rag sticking out of the hole on top. Throw it and watch the flames start heating the steel. And this shit is going on all over the country, in every major city we have. There ain't enough troops to control the damn thing!
So what do the troops do? They pull back to selected spots and create strongholds that are damn near impenetrable. Sorta like the Green Zone in Iraq. And from these strongholds they send out patrols to areas they need to calm down and pacify. And then the fun begins.
The citizens are forced to protect themselves not only from marauders but from US troops! You can't prosecute them for anything they do in a war zone. It has been tried and it ain't worked. So now you have to defend against trained troops. What to do? What to do?
Well, the first thing you do is to pick up every goddamn weapon and piece of ammo you run across. Leave none of it. Get every rifle, pistol, grenade, and machine gun you can find. Don't leave behind any mortars or land mines either. Haul home any artillery you can get your hands on. And whatever weaponry you find that you cannot use, disable or destroy it.
Then it is time to put on your thinking cap and figure out what you can scavenge that will take out a tank or a helicopter. These contraptions will put a hurt on you that will end it for you if you don't get some means to destroying them when ever you see them. They be nasty as all get out. And they will kill your buddies too. You will end up needing ALL of your buddies, believe me. So pick up and carry home things like TOW missiles and things that look like they are Stinger missiles. I don't know, the Table of Organization and Equipment may have changed and I am not aware of it. There may be new toys in the TO and E that I don't know about but you had better learn them and learn them now while you have time to study. The bastards that will be coming after you will know the stuff by heart.
I hope that while you read this you will see the need for a group defense. Not only group defense but group food production and group building and schooling and all those things that make a people self sustained. One of the tricks employed to render us weak was the idea that we all had to have our own house and our own life and our own ways of doing things. So now we come to a place in history where we have no social cohesiveness. We are not used to working with each other. And it limits the hell out of our efforts, especially the effort to provide continuity of life. Adjust your life style to gain these advantages. And stay alive.
Monday, June 21, 2010
I went to meeting last night as is my custom and it took a turn in a direction that I had not pursued to a great degree. A guy kind of mangled a scripture concerning sitting by the side of the road and being a friend to mankind and turned it into "If the vision tarry, wait by the side of the road until you see it." I found the newer version of scripture to be very stimulating. It triggered me to talking for a while. The part about waiting for the vision to come is a sign of maturity. How many times have we wanted big huge things to happen. We are so greedy for the plan of God to unfold before our eyes. If some of us got our way we would have the next 2000 years of the future over in the next 15 minutes. And it would be a great movie but no one would learn a damn thing. And learning is what it is all about. On this tiny planet our God has built his nursery and he is raising his babies and children here in preparation for the next school to come. You know, the scripture says "worlds without end" and I believe it. And our God has to have lots of folks to run those planets and solar systems. They will be as Gods where they rule, but they will pray to the same God I pray to. Our God will rule, no problem. I think when you get that far up the evolutionary ladder that there is no conflict. No in fighting and bickering will go on. Because those people selected to go out and rule will have the mind of our Father. Pretty wondrous thing. But we still have lots of stuff to learn. It's amazing how much we have to learn as yet.
If you want to take a peek at the future you might go to http://globalguerrillas.typepad.com/ and read everything for June 21, 2010. When you get done with that go to http://www.zerohedge.com/article/guest-post-corporate-entities-modern-day-street-gangs and read what Tyler Durdun has put up. Just remember that a gang is what ever the hell anyone wants to say it is. But the future may be portrayed much as these people are presenting. You start substituting "lawlessness" for the system and "warlords" for gang leaders and things get a lot clearer. You just have to get things in the proper perspective and said in a language you understand and then it is not too hard to grasp. Stay alive.
Sunday, June 20, 2010
The rabbits are for a variety of meat in our diet. That way we can eat venison, fish and rabbit on a day to day basis. It's not like the grocery store but the price is unbeatable and the nutrients are great. We can have our venison ground into sausage and maybe we will still get eggs from the Amish. I am not doing too well in the chicken arena. But another guy here is working on a chicken coop this very weekend and there is a good chance that progress is being made. And the meat will be from HERE and not from some PISSHOLE in China or somewhere else. I am getting sick of this globalist food and the bullshit tricks involved in it's production. Globalism is a scam and a farce. The food it brings is poison. Eat locally. To hell with foreign food. Obama will sell our GMO soybeans to China or whoever wants them. We preppers can sit at home and eat the good stuff. Damn right! That's the way things should be. Eat what you grow at your retreat. That way you can have the biggest chance of knowing what the hell is in your food. Keep the raw poop off of your crops when they are growing and just put it on the dirt in the Fall or Winter. That way you don't get a big dose of e.coli for supper. You stay healthy and fit and your family and friends are taken care of it a proper manner. And don't put that down. You must be strong to help anyone else. And you need to be strong to evade the FEMA camps, which I am convinced are right on the horizon of time. And people grow fish in barrels using runoff water. Folks with not much money like us can do a little something to keep themselves in protein. And you want that protein.
I think we, the preppers that read this blog, have the mental capacity to overcome most of our problems in life. We can grow food and raise meat. We can build a house and heat it. We can get around, at least locally. We know how to stay alive. Our big problem is government, here and elsewhere. Government has turned out to be the greatest impediment to the stability of mankind on this planet. Thirty years ago this country was locked in a battle we called the cold war and it consumed our armed forces and our governmental agencies as they tried to be ready for the conflict that never came. One thing it did do was keep the bastards off of OUR backs while we went about our daily grind. Major crime was not too big a thing. A little bit was around but most crime was social bullshit like gambling and what not. The drugs were in the cities and they stayed there. There were racial problems in some places and that was unfortunate. But the economy kept getting bigger and people were sold more and more shit that they didn't need and this term "The American Dream" was bantered about and came to be seen as a necessity. This is where we started to fall. Cause the politicians got a hold of it and ran with it. And we became a femocracy instead of a republic. 51% could legally take what the other 49% had. The bankers and Wall street picked up on what the politicians were doing and the race to the bottom was on. You all know where this has led. The collapse is here but it has not gotten to the shooting stage as yet. But it all started with government and don't ever forget that. Stay alive.
Saturday, June 19, 2010
We had our Summer Solstice party last night. First a big feed at the community building and then a short intermission while the Sun went down and it got dark enough to shoot fireworks. And did they ever shoot fireworks! What a show. The grand finale just about took your breath. The Handmaiden and I are not used to staying up late and we had no trouble falling asleep after the show.
There is still something funny about the Gulf situation. There area lots of countries offering help in cleaning up the oil but they are all on hold. The state department can't see to get them processed and on the job. There is also the grim possibility that the oil cannot be stopped, that it is going on for years. And do not forget about those troops that have been activated for duty in the Gulf area Grand Isle and Venice, Louisiana, are the place they be. That will be it for the day. Keep you eye on the horizon and stay alive.
Thursday, June 17, 2010
In getting on to a different topic I would like to say that what Obama and the mainstream media are saying about the Gulf oil leak is a crock of shit. Fully one third of Louisiana's Gulf coast is closed. This thing is getting ready to bury us and no one is fixing it. We have a bunch of dumbass fedgov people from the Obama administration leading the fix-it brigade. The only thing these people know about fixing is an election. I lose hope for my country when I see what they are doing, or rather what they are NOT doing. Some 20 year old girl working on her Ph. D. had the idea to stuff the pipe with a special bag and use it to seal the damn thing. But I don't think this is possible because we have not been told the real story about what is going on down there. But do not forget about the troops in Grand Isle and Venice. They ain't got them down there for anything that will benefit you or I. And the number has been bumped to 17,500 troops. That's enough to make things exciting.
And talking about excitement gets me to thinking about a caravan down to the Gulf if the fedgov decides they they want to play. Hell. I like to play too! Get five or ten vehicles full of preppers and head on down there. I'm sure there are some southern guys who would join in with us. We don't want to pass up an opportunity to take advantage of a crisis. If that is a successful tactic of the socialists then we can use it too. And if it turns out to be nothing, well, we can have the biggest beer party ever seen in Louisiana. There will be a lot of good guys to drink with and just think of all the lies we can tell when we get back home. Just something to think about for a few days. I am going to Dinky's in the morning, God willing. Stay alive.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
There has been no rain this morning. And there is not supposed to be any for awhile. It sure has been good sleeping these last couple of nights. I might stagger down to the bathroom once a night but for the most part it has been very satisfying. Lots of big fluffy white clouds going overhead. Really pretty. But there is no sign of any cooling going on. Looks like we crawl into the oven for a few days. Thank God for all the humidity that goes with our heat. At least the tomatoes will be happy. Next month is our big rain month. We get more rain in July than any other month. And the farmers in the northern half of the state, where the land is like a pool table, will really make the money off of those Summer rains. But they are gamblers to the core of their being and if they win it is okay with me.
I saw an email today from a fairly successful businessman/prepper to a member of the blogging community. It was not kind. The businessman/prepper said the blogger had done nothing for the movement and was not to be paid any attention. I sorely disagree with that attitude. If you raise your voice and tell people to prepare then you are doing some good for others. They might not get the message but you are doing what you can. Not everybody is prepared to get into the world of business and all of it's pitfalls. I know. I've been there. On more than one occasion. We all cannot be Rush Limbaugh and make his millions and play golf with rich morons. Some of us put our shoulders to the plow and raised families. I was a member of a group that bought land in southern Indiana and we now presently live on it. It's paid for and we just have to make the land taxes every year. But it was brutal work and I don't have much besides a home and the ability to live on the land. But maybe that is what God wanted me to have and so I am thankful for it. Acceptance is contentment. I ain't complaining about my deal. As I get into this prepping thing for almost starting my fourth year, I can look back at what I have done and what others have done and I am glad I didn't have Bill Gates money to begin with. Think of the dumb shit I might have done. Think of the wasted resource. But I have been trying and others have damn sure been trying. And it don't all come out at once. The Bible says "line upon line and precept upon precept." And to say that someone is not doing anything for preppers is not a very smart thing to say. We just keep plugging along, doing what we know to do, and hoping for the best. No one has the whole ball of knowledge concerning this little game we play. We are seeking it and hoping for it or at least hoping we have enough done to make it through the really rough times that lie ahead. So stay with it and stay alive.
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Our governor has been busy. He signed into law a measure that requires EVERYONE to show I.D. before they can get sold anything at a liquor store. The Handmaiden saw a clerk demand I.D. from an 82 year old man. I don't know how the Amish are buying their booze these days because they do not carry picture I.D. The word in these parts is that the idiot law is really to get people used to showing their I.D. "Papers please." is just around the corner and they want everyone to get into practice showing that they have the states permission to buy and sell. Hmm...I seem to remember something about this from the Bible. But that is what we are looking at as a nation. The fedgov has it's ass stretched over a big drum and they are scared to death of the populace and want to get as much control over them as possible. And that is okay with me. Most of the clowns we acknowledge as our fellow citizens deserve to have their rights and freedoms curtailed. It just does not seem to be in the cards for the small minority of folks that can think for themselves. I'll just have to drink the Handmaidens home made wine and not go to the liquor store any more. That will deprive the state government and the federal government of tax money but I am all for that! Booze is a big revenue stream for most every government you can think of and like has been demonstrated, if you starve them they fall away. And once again I can say that I am for that. They will have me up for behavior modification pretty soon if I keep saying things like that! But I have some Lead pills stashed back and that will cure a lot of the social problems. I just ain't going for their bullshit.
In the country to the West of us there is a big auction barn called "Dinky's." It's a huge place. Must be two or three acres under roof. Big concrete block building. It's a regular Friday night hang out for the locals. And people come from all over to buy and sell their livestock. The parking lot is bigger that a Walmart Super Store lot, by far. They must have hauled gravel for days to get it made into something besides a dirt field. Monster parking lot. Dinky's sold produce and canned goods on Friday night. Semi loads of canned goods. The stuff went pretty cheap too. You could get some real deals on food on those Friday nights. But once again our governor came to our rescue and said food and animals cannot be sold in the same building. Too much chance of disease. Dinky has been selling the canned goods and produce for years with no reports of disease. But the governor said "No more!" so Dinky had to do something. He went down the road about a half mile and built a huge produce auction facility. Big concrete block building and lots of gravel for the parking lot. So that is where they sell the produce and canned goods. And there are a huge group of produce growers in the area. There is one Amish guy who plants a 50 acre garden every year. By hand! He has a bunch of kids and some neighbors who need some work and he gets after it. A 50 acre garden! I would look at a 5 acre garden as a suicide attempt but this ol' boy plants 50 acres. But it is how he pays his land taxes and his income tax. Plus he has a huge family. One tough cookie if you ask me.
The disgust I generally feel about the shape this country is in is coming over me again. I read the bullshit that the media puts out and I could just about vomit. I read articles where talking heads are going on about the "recovery" and I think to tell them there ain't no damn recovery. But they keep pumping it out to the public just as hard and fast as they can go. What a joke! Talk about the king not having any clothes. I'll get off of here and not get too much involved in a rant. Take care and stay alive.
Monday, June 14, 2010
I just got a PREPPER ALERT from a friend. The Amish in another area from where we shop are going to be selling green beans for $2 or $3 per five gallon bucket full tomorrow. That is a nice price and we will get a bunch if at all possible. It was nice to hear the words prepper alert over the phone. That kind of talk is generally the sign you are hearing from a real friend.
We got a thunderstorm tonight just as it was starting to get dark outside. Perfect timing. The temperature dropped about 15 or 20 degrees and it had no chance to make it up before sundown. You don't get many of those kinds of Summer rains. We will sleep well tonight.
A lot of talk about folks doing time for unpaid debts. That is supposed to be illegal in this country. But some shyster lawyers are bending the rules, as usual. I have a daughter who is very intelligent but she became a lawyer and I don't like that one damn bit. Life throws you little curve balls sometimes.
Things are not looking up. This Obama administration is determined to give this country away to foreign powers. I have never seen the like before in my life. Things were bad when they put the 9 mm handgun contract up for test and bid for the Army. Some foreign company won the contract and now our soldiers shoot an Italian handgun. Sickest thing I had ever heard of. We ALWAYS went to war with our own homemade weapons.
Now Obama is going to modify our behavior with his new executive order. 25 of Obama's stooges will form a council and start looking in on our social behavior. What we eat, what we drink, what we smoke, what we read, and on and on. I think we should modify Washington's behavior with lead pills. This is getting so much like 1984 that the difference is hardly distinguishable. Behavior modification my ass! "Take your pill and get to work you ignorant savages!" And if there is no work, "Then starve quietly!" I've got your behavior modification loaded and ready to go. And I will tell you that I believe that the law regarding Executive Orders gives congress 30 days to say no dice. But I never hear of that anymore. Hell, maybe it was changed by executive order!
I haven't heard about what Obama is going to do about BP not having the oil well plugged. Since the company is the main supplier of tax revenue to England I cannot foresee much happening. Jolly Old England is slammed right smack dab in the New World Order and as a loyal slave state must be preserved. This will teach the American rowdies to behave themselves. Just one more instance of someone trying to modify our behavior.
That's about it for today. I haven't lost anything and I don't intend to push my luck. Thanks to all of those folks who have sent me emails of encouragement. Stay alive.
Sunday, June 13, 2010
I have received a lot of emails from people who enjoy my blog and they are encouraging me to write more so maybe I will.
I found a recipe for a homemade Quikclot on http://catmanslitterbox.blogspot.com/ this morning. Pretty damn good if you ain't allergic to shell fish. I told my Paramedic son about it and he did not seem to be too impressed. They use triangular bandages and tourniquets and ambulances to get to a hospital.
I just lost two thirds of this post. That is all for today.
Saturday, June 12, 2010
I got a post this morning that said Katla, the bad ass volcano on Iceland has been having lots of earthquakes, some within minutes of each other. And Katla is 10 times the volcano that shut down the skies over Europe a few short weeks ago. Now, if we can get Katla to open up and the Yellowstone Caldera to do likewise we will really have something going. Probably a new Ice Age. With the Gulf filling up with oil and two major volcano's going off we would really see who had it together and who didn't. I suspect what we would really see is a huge die off. Got preps?
Saudi Arabia has given a short bit of airspace to Israel in case Israel wants to fly over on their way to Iran. Makes it easier for Israel to get there you understand. Have fun guys. And oh, about that Saudi Prince who has warned the Royal family to get the hell out of their country. I think he may be onto something. He said they would be better off in Canada, Australia, and one other country I can't think of right now. The Saudi Royal family is not too popular with other Muslims right now. The Prince made a remark about them getting their heads cut off in the streets if they didn't make the move. Has a ring of seriousness to it.
It is starting to warm up outside and it will not be difficult for the heat to add plenty of humidity to the air. Wonderful heat and humidity. Sure does grow great beans and corn, except my corn never came up. The beets are not doing so well right now either. But everything else is coming on strong. My Rutabagas especially. I love those damn things. They beat the hell out of Potatoes and Turnips. The Squash is doing well and they also store well. It could be a good year for storage food in the garden, if I just has some corn. But I have plenty of substitutes and we will be okay.
That's about it for the day. Take care and stay alive.
Thursday, June 10, 2010
I have talked to some people today and they seem to be doing alright. My buddy in Minnesota is prepping pretty well and thinks the normal American citizen is completely nuts. I could not agree with him more.
I just turned on my Little Anthony and the Imperials album. Nice tunes.
My friend Grumpyunk brought over a tiller for us to use for a week or so. The garden is looking like something out of a textbook. Grumpyunk is a mighty fine friend. Yep.
I still am thinking about that big boss of BP saying he wanted his life back. Someone ought to tell him about the thousands of fishermen who would like to have THEIR lives back. Selfish bastard.
I haven't checked the market today so I don't have anything to say except I hope that it crashes. It severely deserves to crash. I liked that comment that this one financial adviser made about investing in barbed wire and ammo. Made sense to me!
Stay alive and keep your eyes open!
Monday, June 7, 2010
I had another visitor Sunday from Virginia. More of a hill dweller than a coastal flat-lander. We talked of food and preps and family and all kinds of stuff. He has been into prepping for about 3 yeas and is coming along quite well. He has himself a pretty sweetie and thinks they might be a pair in the future. I hope he does well in that endeavor. As I get to know him a little more I will talk about him more, if it is proper.
The DJIA dropped about 115 points today. Not what I was hoping for but good enough considering the Plunge Protection Team had to have been out in full force. Our tax dollars at work making America safe for stock owners. And we ought to remember that they have done this shit in order to keep their wretchedly corrupt system going. But it is going to fail and we all know it. We are going to have to keep a running tally of our enemies. These are the lawyers, the politicians, the bankers, the insurance people, the major oil companies, the AMA, big Pharma, and the judiciary. I am sure I left a few groups out but we will get to them soon enough. We don't want to leave out any deserving souls, if they have a soul. There have been some hugely criminal acts put on the American people these last few years and I am betting there will be calls for retribution. And any revenge will be more than earned. Who cares if any of them die? Not I. They have stolen America and ripped it apart. They have no scruples or morality. America will sink into the sunset and go the way of many nations before it, but it will go hard for those who ruined her. Very hard indeed. All the polls are showing the people of this country want criminal charges filed against British Petroleum. Will it happen? Maybe. But if it doesn't happen there will be other ways of settling the score. And it will get done.
Saturday, June 5, 2010
We just had a little family conversation about what "collapse" means and we seem to be on the same page. We are in sort of a collapse right now, but it could be called an economic slowdown too. When I speak of collapse I am talking about some "wild in the streets" action and not about sitting in front of a TV watching movies and drinking beer. That sort of stuff is being laid off and getting some sit down time to pass the time. When I think of collapse I think of people in the streets and crowds getting a little rowdy. I think of fires and rocks being thrown. I think of looting and robbery. I think about the various governments losing control of the people and the people acting very belligerently and pissed off. And I ain't seeing any of that in this country. We are way too domesticated at this time to do this kind of stuff.
Most folks still have food in the cabinet and the fridge and the freezer. The electricity is still on and there is a can of coffee beside the coffee machine for in the morning. The car has SOME gas in it. The phone still works. The mail comes regularly. The washer and dryer still work and folks have some clean clothes. Not many are hanging clothes on a line in the back yard. Small business guys are still getting diesel to run their equipment. Young people out here in the country still have gas for their four wheelers. Dog and cat food is still being purchased. The kids still get lunch money for school, though it is finally out for the Summer. The mortgage might be a few payments behind but that does not seem to bother anyone any more. They ain't getting thrown out on the street so they go right ahead and keep living where they always have.
In short, we are not in a collapse as yet. Now, I think it may have started this past Friday when the stock market down 324 points. If we get that kind of report this Monday then we may have a real live collapse on our hands. And if pension checks don't roll out as usual and Medicare and Medicaid are cut short then you will see blood in the streets. But the checks keep rolling and the money goes with it and that is the name of the game. No matter how illogical people are in their heads to think that government freebies are forever, when they are stopped then we have a problem like we aint never seen before. And they will stop because the taxes are not rolling in to pay for all of this wonderful bounty. Cities and towns and states are running out of money every day of the week. Illinois has stopped paying a lot of their bills. And you all know about the others so there is no need for me to continue along that line. I have pursued this line of thinking to point out that we are about to meet up with SHTF. And it will not be a joke. No sir. This will be as serious as a heart attack.
A lot of people do not believe this can happen in America. These people will soon get another word added to their name. The word is DECEASED. It is going to happen in America. When your gasoline goes to 15 or 20 dollars a gallon and your electric bill goes by a factor of 4 then you will know of what I speak. And it will not be because of a shortage but because your money ain't gonna be worth a damn. Uncle Sham has been borrowing like crazy these last 20 years or so. We have spent a trillion dollars looking for and trying to kill bin Laden. My, my, ain't we powerful. But we have about run out of good will across this planet and we ain't gonna get to borrow much more money to keep this house of cards erected. It is a STRAW that breaks the camels back. Remember that and stay alive.
Friday, June 4, 2010
I was not going to type a post today except to say that I was taking a month off of blogging. The collapse is in the good hands of Mr. Obama and he will see it to it's conclusion. I have posted over 1200 posts to this blog and the message should have gotten out to whoever wanted to read it. I still owe a recipe for Spoon Bread and I aim to get it out there. Nice change of pace.
Grow your gardens and gather your clans. Stay alive.
Thursday, June 3, 2010
The Gulf oil mess is still growing and nothing is getting done. How shameful. And Obama is getting ready to go to the Pacific to do some diplomatic stuff. How nice. Our wonderful Gulf of Mexico is getting turned into a sludge pot, even as you read this blog.
The news is so distasteful I can barely type this post. The Book says oppression maketh a wise man mad. And I think the "mad" refers to insane. Which would lead me to think that this nation is going insane and going to do a damn good job of it. Well, go ahead and get it on. And when you snap please release your energy toward Washington, D.C. We don't deserve it here.
We are not buy any more tobacco for the family. It is getting to be just too damned expensive and we can not afford it. Which proves that there is good in poverty. Anything that can get you to cry out to God and quit smoking can't be all bad. But that can't be true or else we would relish being burnt at the stake. Stay alive.
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Dan the Man from Ohio said they were getting rained out up by Toledo. Plumb soaked through and through up there. And a big rainstorm coming in even as I type. A few inches are forecast. This could raise havoc with their crops and gardens this season. I reckon they have pretty good dirt up there since it used to be a swamp. Only problem is, it would seem to be heading back to being a swamp and this does not speak well for preppers. I like it here in the uplands of southern Indiana. You have plenty of bottom ground that can grow you a hell of a crop if it don't flood out and you have higher ground to grow food. Food you don't want to lose. And in the days ahead we don't want to lose any food. A couple, maybe three, years ago I bought the Handmaiden a one gallon old-fashioned canning jar. It has a glass lid and a wire restraint on it and it is a thing out of our past. Cost me a good part of a $10 bill to get it. But she keeps the darn thing on her kitchen shelves and stores Cranberry beans in it. She can glance at the jar and tell when it is time to go to the stash to get some more beans. And that can happen more frequently than you might imagine. We can eat the hell out of those beans. Regular beans, soup beans, chili with beans, and all of them with cornbread of course. I found a recipe for old fashioned Spoon Bread the other day and she has fixed it twice since then. It has been over 50 years since I ate spoon bread and it sure is good. She tossed a can of hominy in it for the first try and it was delicious. Mixing a little grated cheese in the batter don't hurt it a damn bit either. It is pretty simple food but it is so good and it has the stuff you can live on. The corn is your grain and the beans are your legume and that adds up to a complete protein. The Handmaiden just came in and told me that we no longer have access to a tiller for our garden crops. Looks like it is back to the hoe and pulling the weeds. And that is a method that works. But it is work and maybe you don't feel like doing that all the time but you have to or you may lose your garden to the weeds. But that is life and we aim to live so here we go. Wish us luck.
So whatever happens we will keep plugging along. Getting some extra food here and there. Getting some more ammo and medicine. Buying good sturdy clothing that won't wear out too quick. Prepping never ends and don't ever think it does. It is just something that is in the back of your mind constantly, without even thinking about it. You know, I can get into the seed business on about 10 acres of land easily. If you are just growing for seed, 10 acres will produce a lot of the stuff. And it will be a good business. You might figure out if you can do it yourself and get in on the next big thing. Eating never seems to go out of style. Stay alive.
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
The various governments are getting ready for war. The textbooks tell them that war is the best way out of the financial difficulties they are now in. Israel just killed a few people bringing supplies in to the starving Palestinians. The matter has been taken to the United Nations where it will more than likely die of natural causes. Israel don't give a shit about the UN and their actions prove it. Israel has also got 3 submarines in the Persian Gulf and they are armed with nuclear war head cruise missiles. You don't reckon they might be thinking about launching them at Iran do you? And the American forces have all kinds of carriers and what not in the Persian Gulf. All that sand over there could be turned to glass in a hurry. Radioactive glass. That area of the world is so volatile it makes you butt pucker. Even the Turks are pissed at the Israelis. The Turks are not a nuclear power that we know of but they are damned tough and fight like devils. Mean guys. The Americans are getting ready to do it up big in Pakistan. They are gonna do it for the benefit of the existing government. India will be watching and at the first sign of Pakistani weakness they will nuke the absolute hell out of them. India has over a billion people living there and losing ten million down not scare them. So if the buttons get pushed then you can kiss the Middle East goodbye.
Then over in the Far East we have our friend the Cuckoo bird of North Korea. This guy is a case to study. He does not give a shit about anything but his plans, whatever they are. He has sunk a South Korean ship and has pretty much told everyone that is interested to get bent. And he has nuclear weapons. If he gets pissed he might take out South Korea and Japan both and then old Uncle Sam is in a nuclear war. China could very well come to the aid of North Korea while attacking and invading Taiwan just for good measure. If this happens then the Shit has Hit The Fan. We will launch at the Chinese as they are launching at us. And if no one else decides to get in on the action we are still ruined.
I read a lot of stuff that says that Russia is interested in restoring the USSR and that means bringing in a whole bunch of states that have shaken loose from the old deal. You can bet your ass that they want to restore the old Warsaw Pact and bring Poland back into the fold. They probably just killed the leadership of the entire Polish nation.
So there we have our observations for the day. There is so much shit that can go wrong it makes you mind whirl. And all of the stuff has been building up for years. I am going to prep as much as I can while the prepping is good. I urge you to do the same. Stay alive.