Friday, June 21, 2013

markets and gear queers


MARKETS AND GEAR QUEERS

You all know how I feel about both Rotten Dirty Yuppie Scumsucking Asswhoring Bastards and also about bankers ( although I repeat myself ).  The Yuppie Scum have colonized the entire West from their den of inequity in Kalifornification, making it near impossible for the working poor to be anything other than serfs.  I managed to escape by moving up to High Elevation/Extreme Weather Elko, but at a cost.  I can live on my own land with minimal zoning at a very low cost, but every winter as I pedal into town in fifteen below zero I curse the syphilitic whore Mother Nature but also every crap stain Yuppie ever born.  If those cretins hadn’t jacked up the cost everywhere by selling high in the artificial real estate market and then taken their Bankers Credit Chits and quadrupled or better the cost of land everywhere else, and not only that but took over every local political unit by swamping with their superior numbers and mostly making poor living illegal about everywhere, it wouldn’t now be impossible to acquire enough land to farm and be self-sufficient ( and as much as Yuppie Shiites piss me off, Yuppie Scum Homesteaders advocating quarter million dollar spreads piss me off even more- Gott Damn bankers sock puppets ).  Yuppies are going to be directly responsible for my death come the collapse and that cheeses me off no end.  So pardon the crap out of me for cheering as a probable Yuppie Comeuppance continues to unfold.

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We already talked about the drama locally and the price of gold.  Immediate gold extraction costs the mines roughly $700.  Total costs, such as when you add in pensions and whatnot, are about $900 an ounce ( gold is no longer nuggets picked up or hosed down but tons of dirt are scooped up and a few miniscule specks are teased out at great cost and energy use ).  If gold was selling for $1800 and the cost to acquire was $900, the profit is $900.  If gold is now selling for $1300, the profit is less than half what it just was.  You just know that the mine corporate clones are craping blood and sharpening their knives thinking about who they are going to stab in the back to keep their job.  Today’s paper delivered proof.  Newmont was quoted along the lines that “the daily price fluctuations do not determine our business model, as we are a long term operation”.  To me, that smells exactly like Lowes and their idiotic “on-line competition” bullcrap.  No, a mine will not shut their doors just because their profit now sucks.  Obviously that can change.  But Newmont said something along the lines of staying competitive to weather the price fluctuations.  This is corporate speak for “we are going to lay off a crapload of people to cut costs to jack our profit margins back up”.  A corporation views workers not as a tool you buy to increase profits but a cost they can’t avoid that decreases profits.

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Now that I smell blood in the water, hoping that the ass falls out of the local economy, I’m rooting for the price of gold to drop like a ton of lead in a bottomless lake.  Die you jagoff Yuppie Scum!  Die!  Take your SUV’s and drive the hell out of here and don’t look back.  God, how I hate the illegitimate motherless demon spawn.  I’d have no problem living in a near ghost town, picking through roadside rubble for aluminum cans to sell and begging the Kenyan Kunt for a few bucks worth of Food Stamps- that’s how much I hate Yuppie Vermin.  Of course, no one but Bernenke the Bankers Bitch knows what gold is going to do next.  Our markets have absolutely no relation to any kind of free market.  What no one wants to see is the monster in the room, the 300 pound pedophile sitting in the back row of Ms. Johnston’s third grade classroom.  Everyone ignores him because he is too fat to fit through the door and they are afraid of him.  But since he somehow got squeezed into one of those tiny desks and can’t get out, it is currently safe to ignore the threat.  But one day he will escape, as one day the markets will crash.  Only the big players gambling with derivatives and using public money to prime the pump are allowed to have any say in the markets.  They are forcing the price of gold down, and who knows for how long or how low. 

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I started reading the book “Going Home”.  The Kindle price was $3.03, the only reason I bought the thing ( you know, 303 British, the ammo to the best bolt action military rifle EVER ).  It actually turned out to be not bad at all, and that is saying something.  I HATE bug out books and I hate Gear Queers, which is what the novel was all about ( he carried everything AND the kitchen sink, and went into quite the detail about using it all ).  And yet, this is a very decent read.  It was good enough to buy the sequel before I’m even done ( of course, I’ve also reached the point where there aren’t anymore K-books in post-apocalypse unless I go zombie.  And I’ll start masturbating with a cheese grater before I do that ).  It still confuses me, the gear most people think they need.  Really?  Night vision devices?  Are you afraid of the dark that much?  Or are you just gay over gizmos?  I understand bragging rights, but a $3k night vision is three tons of wheat you can’t buy.  Close to ten years of food, or a cool Tactical Tommy Toy?  Jesus Christ On A Cracker!  Just download a copy of the WWII Japanese night combat manual, print it out and call it good for about $5.  It will last longer than the batteries you put in the goggles.

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16 comments:

  1. Nightsoil here

    Never use a cheese grater. I recommend fine sand paper, works like a charm.

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    1. I want to tear the bitch up. Cheese grater!

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  2. once again a well written essay on the downfall of humanity. when you think about it most people deserve what happens to them. what's the big deal? enjoy the weekend Jim. the rat

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    1. The big deal is, it is TAKING FAR TOO LONG!!!!! And I want to be there to see it. Damn lying karma.

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    2. M44 zombie minionJune 23, 2013 at 7:37 PM

      Aint it just a bitch taking so long but im kinda hoping for a winter collapse so mother nature can work for me for a change and freeze the yuppies out

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    3. Mom is a bitch, choosing now to go through global changes. Or, its that twat Sol. Someone must be blamed.

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    4. Yup if it goes down mid winter ,all them yuppie scum yankees cain't walk down here before they freeze. They'll eat all them Georgia crackers on the way.

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    5. I know crackers are white boys, but why are they differant than rednecks? Or is it just the same thing?

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  3. "Growth of government, with seemingly everyone wanting a say in how others ought to live, was one of the unfortunate consequences of too many people having plenty of time on their hands and not enough worthwhile business of their own to mind." http://www.baenebooks.com/10.1125/Baen/1416509216/1416509216.htm?blurb

    Yep, so where do find the ww2 night combat manual to download?
    As a BTW if you look at how people did things in the past - especially the odd and seemingly nonsensical things - you will often discover something usefull. Take nightvision for example.
    Sailors needed to see at night, and lots of fires on a ship made of highly flamable pitch wood and canvas wasnt a good idea- so the eyepatch was borne . Try it one night, cover one eye tightly with a completely light blocking patch for several hours while going about your buisness, then turn off the lights, and uncover the covered eye (you might want to then cover the formerly uncovered eye soon after) the formerly covered eye will be able to nearly read even by moonlight.
    Knowing this trick saves me from having to buy tons of extra bright flashlights or night vision devices. (at least if you eat healthy aka carrots etc to improve nightvision).
    It used to be that people would wear ankle length nightgowns and flannel 'night caps' to bed- so they wouldnt have to keep their bedrooms at 60+ degrees when it was below freezing outside, saving them the cost of fuel.
    Our modern lives are so full of things that in the past would have been luxuries even for kings, that we now take the luxuries for granted to the point that we cant immagine life without them.
    In example: Composting toilets work best when acting most like outhouses but get purchased most when acting and looking like flush toilets.
    Bugging out WILL eventually require walking. Good shoes/boots are an obvious purchase, but a less obvious action is toughening your barefeet.
    Moving goods will require some way of holding goods, Bags, backpacks etc are obvious purchases, learning to use knots ropes, and twine to bundle things into managable loads without the purchase of bags etc.
    I think everyboad can think of things like this.
    Heck Lord Bison has done his part-
    Sheltering first in a trailer, then a camper, and now literally a in hole in the ground that he could recreate the like of ANYWHERE.
    KNOWING beats OWNING in most cases as long as the knowing is appropriate and adaptable.

    -Grey

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    1. "Night Movements"
      http://www.civiliandefenseforce.com/nightmovements.html

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  4. Night vision is by far the largest tactical advantage you can get for yourself on the (relatively speaking) cheap. If you own an AR, you could have bought yourself some night-vision instead.

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    1. Oh, sure, for the survivalist who has everything, night vision is okay. For normal po folk, it shouldn't even be on their radar.

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    2. No argument there - my point is more that the night vision is way more valuable than almost any weapon platform.

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  5. If (FITB) and you jog away into the bush
    with only your EDC can you protect
    and feed yourself in the next 72?
    I carry when dressed
    Colt Commander 45ACP
    Leatherman Wave
    (magfire and fishkit in sheath)

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