Monday, March 31, 2014

nuke option

NUKE OPTION

I just got done reading the bulk of a very expensive package of books and I can’t really pretend to be all that excited. “Under A Graveyard Sky” by John Ringo was a kick ass military action sci-fi novel I devoured quickly and with enthusiasm, but it was NOT post-apocalyptic by any measure other than plotline ( and even then zombies could have just as easily been little green aliens ). “Decline And Fall” by Greer was not really about the collapse of American Empire as much as another argument for slow collapse we will all happily survive. Oh, it was a great treatise on the history of empires, the “wealth pump” he blogged about, and other subjects, but I came away feeling I’d been somehow cheated. I want population decimating decline and I get a Great Depression II hinted at. Okay, this is actually my fault. I know how Greer views doom and gloom. And most if not all the book material was posted on the blog so I knew what I was getting. I guess I just had too high of hopes for my paranoia being vindicated. I do want to counter one argument made, and that is Greer’s argument that nuclear war is probably NOT going to happen. I’d like to disagree.

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Greer does not state that nuclear was is absolutely positively not going to happen. He says it probably won’t because it is irrational for the attacker. I think it is quite rational myself. His argument is that the cost of even minor retaliation is so horrific that no one is going to contemplate attacking. He gives an example of us nuking China over a Taiwan dispute. He assumes that we wipe out 178 of China’s 179 missiles ( going by memory here, I might be off some ). Only one gets through and glasses over San Francisco. 800,000 dead and untold billions of dollars. We might have “won”- China is an entire country glowing in the dark- but to do so we paid this terrible price. Or did we? Let’s go visit New Orleans, shall we? We certainly didn’t lose a lot of people ( although if I’m not mistaken it was certainly more than 9/11 ), but we didn’t “lose” billions either. The money was entirely corporate welfare, and it wasn’t taxpayer money but computer either units of currency. It is just more debt that is literally impossible to pay back. We never fixed or replaced New Orleans. It was a write off, only the most visible tourist attractions given a new coat of whitewash. And nobody is going to say it because of political correctness, but almost all casualties were not of the correct skin tone to worry about. We wrote off a city. Detroit is the same. It is being torn down one building at a time, or vandalized or weathered beyond structural safety. In a very short time it will become an actual ghost town. And we also don’t care about the casualties, one Black homicide at a time.

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If no city actually produces anything anymore, if they are just filled with consumers, what does their passing cost an elite? If you are in charge of empire, and your coliseum full of welfare entertainment seekers collapses in an earthquake, would you care? None will make soldiers, or farmers, or pay taxes. Who gives a crap, in macro terms? Now, I can’t predict when the urge will be to our leaders to go nuclear. I know it will be out of desperation. When there is perceived to be no other choice. It was a glorious time in the Cold War when the huge cost of nukes paid their own way, because mutually assured destruction was really a thing. But that was back when everyone everywhere was also worth saving. When the country was chock-full of resources we needed. Nowadays? Not so much. After the palace is looted, all the artwork shipped overseas, does the fleeing king care if the sucker burns down? It might have cost a gazillion dollars, but it ain’t worth much anymore.

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You don’t think so? Our entire infrastructure, untold millions of tons of copper and steel and concrete that no longer exist for replacement purposes are being allowed to rot so that the elite in corporate suites, D.C. and state capitals can keep the money rolling in. They are destroying city after city anyway, in another fashion. If staying in power another year has a price tag of a sagging dirty metropolises full of pillow biting fags being blown to bites, our leaders wouldn’t hesitate two seconds. Greer uses the example of Hitler never using poison gasses for fear of retaliation. And? The dumbass also made a lot of other strategic mistakes. NOT using them didn’t hurt him. He knew that gas wasn’t going to win the battle, let alone the war. Not using them had the secondary benefit of lack of retaliation, but he never had an issue buying victory with the bodies of soldiers. If gas could have won the war, he never would have hesitated. When using nukes is perceived to be about survival, or is thought to be the key to victory, they will be used. And as we no longer can afford a military, nukes look more and more like a relatively cheap weapon. In exchange for one of our cities? Sure, why not? What have they done for me as your leader, lately?

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Friday, March 28, 2014

100th monkey

100th MONKEY

Before we begin today’s electronic message of wisdom, a few odds and ends. If you run across a cheap rental or a disc on sale, or see it offered on cable, consider watching the movie “State Of Emergency”. I picked mine up for $2 at Family Dollar in their used DVD’s for sale bin ( along with a Rapture type movie that was surprising good- and now couldn’t remember the name of if you put a gun to my head ). It was your standard zombie apocalypse and not a whole heck of a lot happened, but it was relatively well made and, hold on to your jocks sports fans, the rifle the main character used was a Lee-Enfield!!!! Okay, it was sporterized, but still and all it was a friggin Smelly! Let me just tell you, sphincters were tingling. Okay, on to other things. Last week Bank Of America e-mailed me. Surprise, thanks for your two decades of patronage but we hate you and your money and have sold out the Nevada branches to some dump you’ve never heard of ( which makes me wonder how solvent they are, one of the Too Big To Fail banks, if they need to raise cash ). So now I have to go through the dreaded process of changing banks. This entails, among other things, changing all my credit card info at all the places I shop online and paying for all new checks. Well, I figure since I’m getting near Obammy level humped here, I might as well bite the bullet and also change my e-mail. I’ve been avoiding this for awhile even as I’ve been displeased with the company.

Old mail:

jimd303@netzero.com

New mail:
jimd303@reagan.com

I want to thank last weeks generous donor-there was only one and you know who you are-as I was easily able to pay the year up front ( with enough left over for plenty of bike parts bought cheaper online than locally, and even a treat for myself with some Pink Floyd and Stevie Nicks CD’s ). The good news, despite the literally hours and hours long waste of time the change-over is consuming, is that my e-mail costs are down to a third and my bank account is now one sixth the cost in monthly fees.

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Yesterday was Laundry Bitch Day and I get home about 2:30. It is too nasty to stay above ground so I decide to watch a DVD ( about the third one in six months ) and chose “Collapse” with Michael Ruppert which I hadn’t seen again since I first watched it years ago. I respect the hell out of the man and if you enjoy geopolitics I’d highly recommend his first book “Crossing The Rubicon”. But as intelligent as he is, he also seems to have a blind spot, having his ego a bit too tied up with his career ( a failing I believe commonly shared with his generation ). He cares way too much if his message changes the world. And he fails to see why it won’t. He tells the story of the 100th monkey, where a group is trained to wash coconuts and when the 100th monkey is trained, suddenly thousands of others simultaneously start to do the same thing. I’m sure it is just anecdotal, but illustrates the tipping point of a meme. The problem is, you can’t teach anyone to go against their own economic interests, even if the obvious path is to destruction.

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Some of us have no problem scaling back financially. But even then, it is because we believe that benefits us personally. As stupid as the masses are, the one thing everyone is capable of is calculating their own best interests. An otherwise drooling idiot can leap great mountains of intellectual reasoning to ascertain what is in it for them. You think Bush and Cheney were just greedy dictators? Their wars were popular because everyone knew it was about the oil. We all know what side of the bread is buttered. And this is the same reason Carter’s message to the masses was never accepted. To be the one to cut back and sacrifice just benefited others. Reagan came along with the right message-burn more oil and get rich. And every last swinging dingus was invited to the party. Ruppert wants us all to decentralize to save ourselves, yet this is exactly what can’t happen as it destroys too many peoples self interest economically. Stop trying to save the world and just save yourself.

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Thursday, March 27, 2014

SBJABOBno18

SBJABOBno18

ANOTHER BUG OUT BOOK

Sheltering Underground

To avoid vandalism, to keep your stash out of the weather and safe from fire ( safer, anyway, as I’ve been told by those that remember what trees look like that when a forest fire gets going it can burn down quite a bit into the roots ) you would be advised to burrow underground like the pale blind creature you should be ( having seen Red Dawn-the original thank you very much-so many times it becomes a mental disorder, the average survivalist is wont to emulate a wolverine. This is silly, as wolverines are vicious animals who attack with little provocation. A true survivalist, as apposed to a poser militiaman, has no qualms about hiding out like a frightened little girl, safe from confrontation while the die-off commences around him. Once the population is safely out of the picture, THEN you may emerge and be as violent as your suppressed hostility desires ).

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Which is why I really do advise a piece of junk land rather than a National Forest squat if at all possible ( you shouldn’t be in a high population area. But since some of you have little choice-I postponed my move off grid for three years just to have that much more time with an aging and medically challenged parent, which was a wager but one I’m glad I made- and that is where you won’t find much affordable land ). Try to bribe a friend or relative with their own food stash if you can’t buy your own land. $600 in bucketed wheat, a $300 rifle and a couple hundred rounds of ammo is a lot cheaper than spending twenty grand on a lot of land closer to a metro area. When you have your own land, or are using a buddies, you can camouflage your building efforts a heck of a lot better than if you are skulking about on public land where you will encountering park rangers, booby traps planted by marijuana growers, perhaps hunters and if you are really lucky nubile nudists of the opposite gender. Yes, it is true that once a very short distance from roads and trails is traversed that the average marshmallow person our society has so readily produced is unable or unwilling to venture much further into a wilderness area, but then you are still contending with Murphy’s Law which stipulates that somebody is still going to spot your activities. And you can’t haul a whole lot in to the area construction material wise ( much more than compact tools and plastic sheeting ). It is going to be hard enough just getting the food supplies you need into the area ( although a lumpy backpack full of wheat is a bit less conspicuous than a sheet of plywood or a bundle of two by fours ). You are going to need either really dry hard soil or a lot of nearby tree debris for shoring. Obviously, it can be done. It merely is a larger challenge.

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

2 of 2 today-dry bleach

DRY BLEACH

I suppose that most businesses are just like the military, each branch or division or group competing for funds, jealous of others, vying for recognition and love. Here we have the Food Bank, graced by yours truly and hence best by default, the Thrift Store which raises money, the office staff and a hideous foul group called Sam’s House ( Good Samaritan House, officially ). Sam’s somehow attracts a certain group that for the most part, with the occasional decent chap the exception, are lazy whiney bitches. They expect the world, at their command, and for it to be delivered with good grace. Their mission is to house people or families that have a job prospect ( or, can talk their way in BS’ing about it ) and are waiting two weeks for the first paycheck. Our mission at the Food Bank/Soup Kitchen, it seems, is to throw an ungodly amount of calories into their maw ( I swear to all the gods, more food goes into the workers fat cheeks than the guests ). I could go on in this vein the entire word count, for example giving the true account of the “summer of butter” in which an unnatural amount of butter was being demanded even when no guests were staying there ( it was later rumored two of the workers were gay, so one can surmise that since everything tastes better with butter they were using it for several activities ), but to my point. We were strategizing over how to get them to stop wasting so much bleach and the sub-Hefe pointed out Wally has dry bleach tablets. I priced them, $3.38 a bottle- which only makes two gallons!!!! She wanted them because she could make diluted gallons, but being the super duper deluxe swell guy I am, I pointed out to her the five cent a gallon dry bleach powder available as “pool shock”.

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Originally found at Rawles’ site, I went back there but couldn’t find the original article. I had to do a lot of searching for the same information elsewhere, so I figured perhaps my minions might have the same problem and need a refresher course. Now, I don’t necessarily like this for water purification, but it is a back-up and the regular bleach is going to be handy for a lot of other things like disinfecting your clothe baby diapers you use as toilet paper. I shopped at

www.inyo pools.com

And had no issues with them. You want 65% Calcium Hypochlorite. Currently selling for under five bucks a pound, or $24 for a six pound box. You use one eighth of an ounce of powder to create a gallon of bleach ( making 128 gallons per pound ). You then only need eight drops of bleach to treat a gallon of water. You can’t store the open powder near metal as it will rust, and you can’t mix petroleum products with the powder ( not sure what will happen, explosion? Poison gas? ). And you treat it as a very concentrated toxin- but hey, you fill up a vehicle with a very dangerous explosive fuel every week, so you should be able to handle it with common sense. Stock up while shipping is still reasonable.

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Catastrophic Events II (slow)

These events, while not as fast acting as a meteor strike, will be just as deadly.

Peak Oil/Resources

No matter how the Pollyanna's spin it, there is a finite amount of oil or anything else on this planet. Every year the human population on this planet increases by 80 million people. That's adding TEN New York cities every year. How long can that go on? Where will all the food come from to feed everyone? Water? How will all these people be able to continue to flush the toilet 127 times every day?

Here's a nice little quote from the National Park Service website, "If not for diseases, overpopulation of wildlife and depletion of resources would be major problems in our parks."

Let's see... take away diseases (from us, small pox, bubonic plague, Spanish flu, malaria, typhoid, etc.) and we end up with... resource depletion???

Ever play musical chairs? Let's modify it a little. We'll represent the entire worlds population with 100 people, each one armed with a machine gun and grenades. Then we'll have seven baskets of food, instead of chairs, to represent the worlds remaining resources. Let's play the music and see how this one turns out.

Money Doomsday

"Now there were reports from Saxony -unoccupied Germany — that bands of several hundred townspeople at a time had taken to riding out into the countryside on bicycles to confiscate what they needed." This is from "When Money Dies", an account of the German Hyper-inflation. When it happens here, they won't be coming on bikes. You'll see a fleet of mini vans, SUVs and trucks disgorging a herd of people bristling with weapons.

Everyone knows the government has a critical debt problem. ALL governments at all levels, national, state, county, city, you name it.

For now, they all play "kick the can" (401k confiscation, savings tax, etc.) the best they can for as long as they can. The debt will never be repaid. But someday, yes someday....all that debt has to be defaulted on.

Default by Hyper-inflation or Depression.

Hyper-inflation. They put the money printing presses on warp speed. This let's them play kick the can just a little bit longer. With trillions and trillions flooding the market it won't be long until you are paying $200 for a loaf of bread, when you can find it. They just keep on cranking out more dollars. Finally the suckers, the average guy, catches on to the game. They stop using dollars and fall back to using barter. Everyone's savings have been wiped out. At this point the government abandons the dollar and creates a new currency. The game starts over.

Depression. This one is going to make that last one (1929-) look like an absolute picnic. Here the government slams the breaks on the printing presses. Interest rates rise. The economy goes into a coma. Everyone that is holding any kind of bonds, T-bill, etc. is informed "Sorry sucker! You ain't getting paid! Take a hike!" If you have money in the bank? "Oh we are so sorry, that bank has closed." If you owe them money (mortgage) "We are so sorry. The economy is bad. We have to repossess. Nothing personal."

Either one of these can happen from miscalculation or lack of accurate information. (Or from some greedy S.O.B. seeing how they can make a quick half billion and screw everyone else if the economy crashes.) They lie to us all the time, I'm sure they lie to each other as well.

In part three, special events will be looked at.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

2 of 2 today

SBJABOBno17

ANOTHER BUG OUT BOOK

Retreat Will Be Vandalized

Vandals are not given much respect. They are usually portrayed as crack smoking long haired commies. Which might be true. But, still, why pick on just one tribe of Germanic peoples? Especially one whose decedents make a REALLY friggin delicious pancake called an abasceever ( no idea about the spelling, or even pronunciation really since I haven’t eaten one in thirty odd years. A ball shaped sweet light pancake ). All ancients and all moderns love to vandalize crap. Damn Romans, acting all uppity. Anyway, breaking stuff is not only good strategy ( ask Sherman, that Yankee hump ), it goes way back to the time we were picking nits out of each others hairy backs. Unlike today’s soldiers who are somehow convinced it is noble and grand to charge a machinegun nest and get your grieving parents a tin star medal to go along with your ashes, ancient dudes figured out it was a lot smarter to sneak up to your vine walled hut, peek through, then jab their spear through the vegetation into your sleeping body. That, or throw a torch on the roof and spear you as you ran naked, half asleep and weaponless out the door. Destroying crap was an easy way to vanquish your enemy and emerge triumphant and uninjured. And steal his women.

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The modern urge to win over a guys girlfriend, or to slash his tires when it is your ho he steals, is rooted in our past. You need to recognize rather than try to deny reality. Dumbasses ( especially those who have college degrees ) are all confused. Why can’t we all just get along? Why must we fight wars if we are so enlightened now? Come the collapse, these Progressive do-gooders are going to make fine stewpot fodder or sex slaves ( or just slaves to be sold ). Might is right. That doesn’t mean only the wicked and strong survive, it means peace through superior firepower. The Wild West with every swinging dingus armed was far more peaceful than a modern day mega-cities where nobody is. And if you think primitive hard wired behavior is going to yield to “property rights” or “respecting my property” you are a dumbass. You can only trust your tribe, and that doesn’t include neighbors near your retreat. Not NOW. Perhaps later, but right now we don’t belong to tribes on a life-giving basis ( at most, a hobby basis ) because the nation state has usurped that role with force.

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Belonging to a tribe ensures survival, in a non-modern society. You don’t have to like everyone in there, but they will protect and provide for you, and you them, as a matter of mutual security. All others, ALL outsiders which don’t belong to the tribe, are to be preyed on. This ensures species survival in a resource scarce time. Now, we may not have any positive tribal affiliations anymore, thanks to big daddy government, but we do still carry the negative ones. Nowadays we prey on everyone because we view no one as part of our tribe ( this would not be the case if we had other neo-tribes to exploit, known as nations, but we are an empire in decline and have turned on each other in our own nation to keep winning as much declining resources as possible-again, a species survival trait so don’t be confused why nobody loves you and why they are indeed all out to get you ). We can’t kill others and steal their brides of child bearing years, that is not allowed as the nation monopolizes force, but we can and do amuse ourselves with the next best thing. Destroying others processions.

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Even before folks need your retreat supplies, they will steal or destroy them just for the fun of it. A thrill hardwired in our brains that signify victory over an enemy tribe. Look, Ug, Me Biggum Warrior, me steal round stone. Throw that crap away, damn thing weighs a ton and ain’t good for nothing ( Ug may have been articulate but he didn‘t think far enough ahead to monopolize the wheel ). You may think that an above ground concrete bunker with Swiss engineered blast door entrance is just the ticket for the Apocalypse, but I’d wager there are enough locals nearby who have way more time on their hands than you do- as an absentee owner- and will eventually tear the crap out of the place. Just for fun. Keep that in mind before you build ( also keep this in mind if you ever have a brain wet-fart and actually ignore the fact that almost every train accident is always on Amtrak and go for a ride with them. It doesn’t take a whole lot more than removing giant nails to derail one of those bastards ).

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Don’t buy into the myth of violent youth terrorizing you AFTER the Apocalypse while thinking they will remain inactive BEFORE then. The violence will just be a different variety. Thinking everyone is a douche-bag is not going to make finding friends easy, but it will allow better prepping prior to SHTF. Always assume the worst. Paranoia is your friend for the die-off.

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GUEST ARTICLE

Catastrophic Events I (fast)

What could possibly happen? Something that will change our world for the worst. Something that will cause massive death and destruction.

Let's see...

Meteor strike. (Hammer fall for Lucifer's Hammer readers)

If a big enough meteor hits the planet it will be a bad day all around. Hitting land would put massive amounts of dust into the air. A water strike would vaporize liquid into the air. Either way, there will be some nasty weather. Side effects would be increased earthquake activity and volcanoes.

Crop failures, famine, starvation, violence, you get the idea.

Check out this. That's just one of the little ones.

Super volcano eruption

The top ten are located in Italy, Mexico, Japan, Columbia, Indonesia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, and two in the U.S.

Some say that if Yellowstone blows, there could be six feet of ash all the way to the Mississippi. I don't care how big of a tractor the farmers have or how many dump trucks FEMA has, the crops are not going in.

Solar CME or EMP weapon attack

Either of these could take down the grid. Then it's hard times. The credit card won't swipe, the beer isn't cold, the light in the fridge is off so you can't see what's left to eat, and that little black box that click, click, clicks in your hand doesn't work.

1998 Auckland, New Zealand. The power went out and it took 4 months to fully restore it. This was with the resources of the entire planet to do it.

If, if a CME or weapon attack took down the grid, when do you think they would get things up and running again? Probably never! Imagine what happens on day three with no running water.

Tidal wave

In the Canary Islands there is a 220 square mile slab of rock that could fall into the ocean with just a little help from the Cumbre Vieja volcano.

Worst case scenario is a tidal wave racing across the ocean at the speed of a jumbo jet. Arriving at our eastern coast, the wave is 160 feet high and smashes inland, destroying everything for several miles.

Expect instant martial law and lengthy banking holidays, food shortages, possible disintegration of the U.S. Different factions taking advantage of the governments focus on the east coast. Waves of refugees.

Disease

The Bubonic plague, Spanish flu (more people died from this than all the people who died in World War One), Small pox, Malaria, Cholera, Typhus. Take your pick. Maybe it will be something some guy playing god, in a bioweapon lab, lets loose.

In the beginning we'll have electricity, but not for long.

Power companies are just like every other business. They have to make a profit. They have to cut costs. One way to do that is with minimal employees.

Acme Power figures it can run it's power stations with only 17 people per station.

Some really bad stuff starts going around. People get scared. Maybe the death rate isn't that high. Maybe it just takes months to recover. People start calling in sick, just to play it safe. Or maybe they have to stay home to take care of a sick kid.

Same story for everyone, play it safe, call in. Truck drivers (food and energy), firemen, water utility workers, etc.

Remember a few years ago when there was the Bird Flu scare? We saw the news clips of the people in Asia wearing the masks when they went out. That was just because they thought it might be bad.

Disease will be difficult to protect against. Isolation is the best protection. Timing will be impossible. The question will be: Is it safe? Is it safe now? How about now, is it safe now?

Some of these diseases run in waves. How will anyone know when the last wave has passed?

If I had to bet on one of the above happening, my money would be on disease.

In part two, slower, yet just as devastating events will be examined.

Monday, March 24, 2014

2 of 2 today

MORE PETRO-$

Squawking about the imminent danger of a PetroDollar collapse is akin to worrying about an EMP attack or Yellowstone blowing. Yes, it could happen at any second, but since the alarm has been sounded Boys Crying Wolf style for so long, few really pay attention or even give a crap. Which is a shame because it is the one thing that really has a very good chance of happening and it could really screw us over something fierce. I can’t come close to besting two articles, which you really should read:
www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-03-21/petrodollar-alert-isolated-west-putin-prepares-announce-holy-grail-gas-deal-china
And
http://americanenergycrisis.blogspot.com/2014/03/ukraine-crimea-was-about-oil-and-its.html#links
The ‘crisis’ article put it rather well. Supporting the petro-dollar standard finances the arsenal used to threaten Russia, so of course it is in Russia’s best interest to dismantle it-all countries act in their own best interest. You can’t really articulate things better than that, can you? Wow, what a concept. Foreigners want to better themselves, not necessarily doing what is good for America. And, because nature abhors a vacuum and because we are showing our ass to the world, practically begging someone to wrest the mantel of control away from us, you can be pretty sure it is going to happen.
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Even if the President is a puppet, you still get the one you deserve. I would take a Nixon and a Carter with a little Clinton thrown in any day over the current complete idiot we have in office. Perception does matter and when you look like you are ripe for collapse, the carrion eaters will move in. Weakness does not buy friends. We are like an aged prize fighter demanding respect for long past achievements. No one listens or cares expect some hack writers covering the sports beat. Now, before any of you get all stupid on me and tell me to go live in Russia, love it or leave it, don’t misunderstand what I am saying. I don’t approve of what is soon to transpire. I’m merely saying it is more than likely inevitable. All empires crumble. Saying it is so is not unpatriotic ( and the shriller the voices insisting so the more likely the end is indeed nigh as self-delusion is vital in kicking the can down the road ). I’m just trying to give all my homies a heads up.
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Again, I’m not insisting this is happening NOW. I am saying it is highly probable this is in our near future ( I’m writing this on Friday, so hopefully nothing happens over the weekend to make me look like more of an idiot ). I’d been rather focused on Saudi Arabia so I’ll admit this is a Out Of Left Field event for me. Just read the above articles and judge for yourself. If you agree with it I’d advise being very wary of an economic event or a severe shortage(s) of commodities and plan accordingly.

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1000 words

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They say that a picture is worth a thousand words.

Let's look at this picture for a moment. Feel the immensity of it. Envision the massive number of people in this city. The buildings, filled with people, stretching to infinity.

System dependent people.

People, who will die if something goes wrong.

Their fault, your fault, my fault, nobodies fault, an accident. Ninety nine percent of them are dead.

Death by starvation, by violence, by fire, by exposure, by dehydration, by disease and by malnutrition.

Cannibalism.

Bodies rotting by the hundreds of thousands, or millions. How far away will the smell carry, if the wind is right?

Wave after wave of people trying to escape their death.

The first wave will be people in their cars.

People filled with fear, no destination. Just away! Out!

Most, driving, without any kind of plan. Cars, trucks and mini vans out of gas scattered alongside the road.

People getting out of their now useless vehicles and walking up to the nearest house. Your house eventually. Begging, pleading, taking.

Second wave, all those that got trapped in their vehicles, when the highways locked up into the final traffic jam.

Groups forming... join or be preyed upon.

Like locusts, stripping the land bare, house by house. Give it up or die.

Third wave, first groups to leave the city entirely on foot.

Fourth wave, second groups to leave. They needed some more misery or fear to convince them.

Fifth wave.........Sixth wave........Seventh wave.............

An unending flood of people.

Desperate, taking people.

Even after that it won't stop. Those that stayed in the city and had control of places like Sam's club, will run out of supplies. They will have the city to scavenge for gasoline, 4WD trucks and weapons. They will come a visiting.

This is only one city. There are hundreds more just like it!

That's not a thousand words, but I think you get the idea.



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