Friday, March 8, 2013

3pc2v2 no6


3PC2v2

THREE PHASES CIVILIZATION COLLAPSE

Economic Collapse-This Time Is Different

 

You almost have to hate that phrase, “this time is different”.  I’m not sure when it was popularized, but I remember hearing it in both the Internet Bubble and the Housing Bubble.  After those fiasco’s, the phrase does leave a bad taste.  And how stupid could folks have been?  A $500 stock?  You might think there will always be A Greater Fool out there to perpetually propel stock prices, but somewhere along the line the question will be asked, how will a dividend pay me back at this price?, and the price becomes absurd and someone gets stuck with a worthless overpriced piece of paper.  Now, granted, stocks are not for everyone.  But houses sure are.  So you have to wonder how folks thought paying half to three quarters of their COMBINED incomes was a good idea.  You think an uncured warped stick built pressed board and stucco box hooked up to electric and sewer is worth a half a friggin million dollars?  Are you stupid beyond belief?  If you are that retarded, how did you ever even get a job above the level of Fry Monkey ( and that’s insulting the workers that cook French fries.  Here’s an interesting factoid.  The young boys the Royal Navy had on the sailing ships who ran back and forth with bags of cannon gunpowder were named Powder Monkey’s )?  Anyway, the investor idiots were quit wrong about this being different, this not being a bubble.  You should be so lucky that this time it isn’t different.

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People scoff when you tell them that we are running out of oil.  “Well, Mister Doom and Gloom, we ran out of trees and went to coal.  We ran out of coal and went to oil.  When the oil runs out we will find something else”.  Well, I guess that just settles that little matter of vital life threatening issue.  Except.  We never ran out of trees.  England did, but not the US.  We switched to coal as it was a more concentrated form of energy.  Which is why we switched to oil. A much better condensed form of energy ( and why we thought we could switch to nuclear.  A tennis ball size lump taking the place of countless barrels of oil.  Alas, that didn’t pan out and today we are sucking in the Japanese particles of that experiment ).  But forget about that, just look at the last seven years.  We’ve already started running out of oil and there are no substitutes that we’ve come up with in that time.  Sorry, no, we HAVE come up with substitutes but they deliver oh so much less energy and they wouldn’t work at all if there wasn’t still conventional oil as their feedstock.  So, there is as of yet no suitable substitutes.  This wouldn’t be so worrisome if it wasn’t for the fact that our global food production is dependent on oil and gas, as there is way too much population to feed with organic methods alone ( actually, it might be possible but the fact that we can’t lower production to switch over [ you need time to build the soil back up ]. There are no reserves or cushions due to years and years of global drought following storage drawdowns ).

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As many are fond of pointing out, the time to switch over to alternate energy was thirty or forty years ago.  Now we have a heck of a lot more people, a lot less petroleum and far fewer resources to work with.  Our only choice to avert collapse now is to use up the last of the fuel to keep us alive now.  If we used the last of the oil to switch over to alternate energies ( in itself a huge step down, least the “always a replacement” folks forget ) we would have to plunge ourselves into an economic collapse AND a die-off to achieve an energy self sufficiency.  And not only would no one ever voluntarily do that, even if we did we would only buy a generation or two at most of relief after which the solar panels and windmills would have broken down and be useless ( you need petroleum to birth both ).  So the only alternative for all those in power all over the globe is to continue with Business As Usual.  Burn the last of the carbon fuels to keep the population alive and be prepared to sacrifice a few of them in wars to do so ( in a few “exceptions prove the rule” such as Denmark getting 30% of its electric from windmills [ or whatever the number is ] remember that is unsustainable.  The Danes can’t themselves supply the oil that supplies the spare parts and they can’t protect their borders against anyone who wants their energy ).

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I ran out of time ( stinking humping crap licking foul bastard puke Microsoft and their equally unacceptable unneccesary Windows perversions which suddenly stop recognizing your USB port as existing ) so this one is a bit short.  Not to worry- before the book is done you will think it is way too long.  A short note on my latest doomer novel I'm reading.  "Collapse" by Richard Stephenson is a bit tame for a post-apoc story.  More a slow collapse.  I only agreed with myself to buy the thing ( $15 paper, $3 Kindle ) because the author was an Army MP.  Now, most of them are goofy, incompetant, wanna-be Jarheads or other perversions of nature ( a lot of incompetents were let in to fill PC quotas ) but I honor the ideal rather than the reality.  And for once, I'm not dissapointed.  The story isn't all that great, but I think that the writing is excellant.  For that reason I'd recommend it.  I'm only half way through but have enjoyed it.  I'll probably even buy the planned three sequals, which is how good the story is.  Okay, enjoy the weekend ( I'm going over now to respond to this mornings comments, then I'm out of here.  Be safe! ).
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6 comments:

  1. Damn! Posted 3 comments under Wednesdays article, and it looks like blogger ate them?

    Well, in a nutshell, here goes again.

    Spud; Track of the wolf sells real black powder in bulk, and it's shown as being in stock as of today. It's about $18.00 a can, and a 25lb minimum order. You can mix and match various granulation's for the 25lbs, and there is a maximum 50lb possession limit. Cabela's sells percussion caps in bulk, but there's a $20.00 hazardous fee on top of all other charges.

    http://www.trackofthewolf.com/List/Item.aspx/135/1

    Nightshift; I agree on conventional bows being faster. But crossbows do offer a certain advantage. Anyone can fire one with relative accuracy if they can fire a rifle as such, and rope cockers reduce cocking poundage by half, for the older\weaker members of the group. But the biggest advantage to me is that due to the prod (Bow) being in a horizontal configuration, they allow for better stealth shots. Picture crawling through the weeds on your belly (Bow in front of you at all times for obvious reasons) with a crossbow vs a longbow, and then trying to fire the longbow?

    As far as the Cap and ball revolvers go, I have also read that the .36 calibers are harder to find projectiles for, so it would be wise to acquire a mold if one goes this route. For those considering this option, a .36 caliber is said to have roughly the same velocity as a .22 LR, while a .44 cal is said to be about the same as the standard .38 special load. Though there are exceptions to the rule for the .44 cal, as the Colt Walker, Dragoon, and Ruger old army, all hold larger than average powder charges, the Walker being the most with its 60 grain charge.

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    1. As always, the crossbow is for part-timers. The bow is a constant practice required weapon.

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  2. While searching the net looking for TT winter living, I stumbled on an old blog. Has some nice EOW rants from 2010/2011 and ALSO some quirky but doable solar ideas for warming a trailer.

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  3. Thanks! Glad you are enjoying my novel. I look forward to hearing from you when you finish. Drop me a line at collapsethenovel@gmail.com

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  4. We are hearing "this time is different" for the bond bubble now. I hope preppers are ready for the shtf.

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    1. Ya gotta love a coming economic collapse. It could hit anytime. Kind of another Cold War with nukes.

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