Friday, March 7, 2014

two of two today

HARDWIRED

Way back in the day I did an article in effect thanking The Handmaiden Of Lucifer, the evil ex-wife, for her unintentional teachings in which I emerged about as frugal as a person can get. Not cheap. I might not go out to eat very often ( once a month ), but I won’t go unless I can afford to tip a minimum of twenty percent. I even tipped my bike mechanic. So please don’t go confusing frugal with cheap. Even though it was the farthest thing from her mind as she outdid Uncle Sam in jacking me financially, she forced me to learn to live frugally. I was subletting an apartment three ways, was eating on $10 a week and was smoking free cigarettes that today I wouldn’t touch if you paid me ( before the huge lawsuits, you could buy two packs, get one free ). And that was before I got REALLY poor. Well, today I’d like to thank her for rewiring my biologic computer, because without that I’d never be where I am as far as my paranoia and fear and prepping for the apocalypse.

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By about the age of five or so, your brain has hardwired itself. You are programmed for life. Whatever just happened has been the environmental impact on your conditioning that compliments your genetics. But our brain, being the triad in our unique tool bag that makes us dominant over all species ( the others being the opposable thumbs and our ability to sweat for long distance running ), is such an advanced bit of work that this isn’t the whole story. The brain can also be reprogrammed, because you never know when you are going to have to adapt, overcome and persevere. It ain’t fun, nor pretty, but you can be reprogrammed, rewired. It just involves a bit of trauma and you are now the proud owner of an updated brand new brain. Remember when I told you about my biking accident when I was zipping down the road, went to cross the street, something happened to the front wheel and I went ass over the handlebars? I took enough skin off me to make a Nazi lampshade, and I ran to the sidewalk just ahead of a wall of cars bearing down on me ( I know for a scientific fact they wouldn’t have stopped for me ). From that day on, I’ve never been able to peddle faster than about nine miles an hour ( I had probably been doing close to twice that at the accident ). I’m talking physically impossible, as in my heart races and I lose my breath. This is a perfect example of your brain being reprogrammed by trauma.

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The day my kids left ( we were already divorced, she already had custody. This was when they moved from the state and there was the possibility I’d never see them again ) was the last time I ever cried. Not a tear or two from an emotional movie kind of thing, but uncontrolled weeping. And now, looking back, about that time going forward was when I really started being serious about prepping. Not my previous “one year of food, a handgun, two hundred rounds of ammo and a bottle of bleach” basic serious disaster insurance package, but a new descent into civilization collapse survivalism. I’d finally become seriously cynical, finally been shorn of any wishful thinking or Happy Place Moments. I don’t pretend to compare myself to most people who have suffered real trauma, I understand that it was only relative to my past that this event was serious. But it was what did the trick changing my thinking. And I do try to remember this when I have the uncontrolled urge to spit at anyone who isn’t as serious as I believe the situation to warrant when it comes to prepping for collapse. When I fail in this reminder, I beg your forgiveness. Peace, my minions.

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8 comments:

  1. A dietitian was addressing a large audience in Chicago: "The material we put into our stomachs is enough to have killed most of us sitting here, years ago. Red meat is awful. Soft drinks erode your stomach lining. Chinese food is loaded with MSG. Vegetables can be disastrous to some and none of us realize the long term harm caused by the germs in our drinking water. But there is one thing that is the most dangerous of all and we all have eaten or will eat it. Can anyone here tell me what food it is that causes the most grief and suffering for years after eating it?" A 75 year old man in the front row stood up and said, "Wedding cake."

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    1. LOL

      I heard another joke with the same punch line.

      Did you know there is a food that destroys a woman's sex drive?

      No, I didn't know that. They should make that illegal. What is it?!!!?

      It's called Wedding Cake!

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  2. All right....Have I got a money making idea for you!

    We (you) are going to re-enact the ass over heels over bike stunt. I'll film it.

    When it goes viral and everyone comes to check out your site, you'll make a ton from amazon.

    Sound good?

    You Know Who
    MM

    P.S. Sorry, but that is the kind of humor the minions like. (your fault)

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    1. I'm sure the original was quite a sight.

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  3. i really believe that this is it. TSHTF!!!!

    i'm not trolling this time.

    the usa is sending a battleship to the black sea.

    how many false flag events have happened with ships?

    the russians won the cold war.

    it all fits now. in my head. we've been duped.

    democrats, republicans. all commies.

    school system. all commies.

    hollywood. all commies.

    the us military is now gay.

    the commies destroyed american values.

    mccarthy was right.

    john birch society was right.

    the commies killed the last decent president, jfk and his brother.

    teddy was framed and blackmailed.

    the commies killed gen. patton

    how many members of congress are socialist party members?

    why do they want our guns?

    why are white men portrayed as being evil?

    we are screwd.

    buy ammo and food now. before it's too late.

    the russians will sink our ship and then comrade obama is king.

    yep, the us gubbermint,russians and chinese are all working togehter.


    hey, i gave you the ammo tip. i'm not fooling around.

    martial law will be declared when the russkies sink our ship.

    i'm on red alert.

    tiffany

    ps you have been warned


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    1. Um, ok. Thanks for the tip. Worse case, if you are wrong...I bought ammo when it was cheaper. Best case, I doubled my long arm ammo supply.

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  4. A very interesting post. For a deeply cynical man though, your third paragraph was the most lyrical piece of writing I've read from you - good stuff!

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    1. Thanks. Every once in awhile I throw in something other than rants of hatred. Don't expect it too often- I'm hoping it just confuses everyone :)

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