EVIL SHOWER DUDES
Today, a little bit of this and that. I got sidetracked after a minion pointed out what an idiot I was for thinking any gunpowder was available for sale and went searching online the whole time I should have been reading my morning survival sites trolling for ideas. I don’t know what I was thinking other than when Rawles announced AmmoMan was selling 308 for 70 cents after shipping –and even 303 Brit which was a surprise- I assumed ( yes, the dreaded ASS-u-me ) that the severe shortages had abated somewhat. But there is not a grain to be had throughout the land. So I was totally wrong there as well as the Jack In The Box statement ( I don’t know the bastards are in Oklahoma as I never saw any ). Not a stellar day for me yesterday. Of course, in my defense they are really, really, comparatively speaking killing me at work. The donations are up yet again ( substitute sales with tax write-off donations ) and with the local slow down ( but not a crash, alas- and I’m not sure why gold is down a hundred unless those CONEX dudes are going to have to try to pay back with bucks because the physical gold was over promised by a factor of a million or whatever and they are trying to lose less by manipulating the market down ) our number of clients are skyrocketing and I lost my steady volunteer about a month ago so I have to do much more.
The ad graphic above for The Breakers series is for a highly recommended book. I’m about two thirds through it and I’ll tell you what- if book four ( the series is book one through three ) was $10 I’d still buy it. The writing is that good. This would be a book I normally wouldn’t touch with your junk, as it commits the ultimate sin of “everyone dies off about immediately and leaves oodles and gobs of food for the 1% of survivors to live happily ever after”. This sin was what makes me shoot blood out of my anus at high velocity when it comes to “Earth Abides” and “The Stand”, two books I never consider worthy. And, on top of that, the books involve alien invasion which while I sometimes allow ( the Jerry Pournelle & Company book which I don’t remember the name of was one I’ve read two or three times ), mostly I class with zombie crap. Yet, this guy can write- he sucks you in and doesn’t let go. I would recommend you buy it today, since the series is on sale for a mere, measly, inconsequential 99 cents. This is hours and hours and days and days of reading, folks. For a dollar. I paid more than that so it must be on sale to promote book four. Buy while it is this cheap. The author gets 35 cents and I get 6 cents if you order this. Come on! Stop being a tight ass.
We talked about evil yesterday. After the apocalypse, your tribe is treated fairly and strangers are the enemy, they themselves are evil just for not being you so it is okay to perform evil acts on them. Yet, if you want to act with as little evil as possible, just do all you can to minimize acting badly. Always choose the least bad thing, even if it cost you. You aren’t really doing evil then. As far as intentionally being evil, going all Genghis Khan trying to subdue other kingdoms though fear, just keep in mind that he was actually acting less badly. In the long run, the instant surrender of a city at the sight of the invaders meant no one was killed. And then he treated his subjects rather well ( these things being relative for the day ). Yet, this is kind of like how the US is acting today. Give us your resources basically for free ( protection racket ) because you are taking our toilet paper dollar in exchange. This is a country once renown globally as the bastion of freedom now invading at whim and trying to Native American the inhabitants ( genocide their ass, this time through radiation instead of smallpox ). My point is, when you blow your credibility by acting outwardly evil, not even trying to pretend you are a liberator ( that song and dance is only believed by potential American cannon fodder, not the locals on the sharp end of our imperialism ), you can’t go back. Beware acting evil for short term gain if you want trade credibility later.
I’m watching a bit of programming between all the commercials the other night. Here is a commercial for a new built walk in/sit down shower/bath for seniors. There are testimonials from actual customers, and let me tell you what- these bitches are so brain dead, a bit of a give away with the halted stammering barely legible speech- you can’t help but assume they hit senility several cases of Depends ago. They would have had to, because the commercial proudly states that prices “start at ONLY $150 a month”. What? ONLY? That means the tub remodel isn’t for the waist high door with molded bench seating model, but instead is only the regular shower with a small fold down seat and a hand bar. How much does this company charge for two ex-cons to go to your home and install a simply wall hugging fold down seat and a bar to grasp as you shuffle in? They don’t say how many months but I doubt they end until your death. The first thing I thought was, how much is a single piece plastic lawn chair? $10? $20? Just park that in your shower. If it is thick enough plastic and won’t bend you can lean your weight on it to enter the shower stall. Obviously these guys are nothing more than senile senior preying con artists, akin to vinyl siding phone scams. Now, THAT’S evil.
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