Friday, 28 August 2015

07:33 – Who would have believed even a few years ago that the European financial crisis, which remains an existential threat to the EU, would turn out to be a mere sideshow? The real threat now is the invasion of Europe by millions of undesirables, mostly muslims. Americans who are rightly concerned about the invasion of the US by millions of Mexican undesirables should thank their lucky stars. Sure, a disturbingly high percentage of those Mexican wetbacks are murderers, rapists, drug dealers, and other scum, but most illegal Mexican immigrants want nothing more than a better life, albeit at taxpayer expense. The muslims who are invading Europe have no intention of assimilating. They intend to make Europe theirs, another outpost of their perverted so-called culture.

And Europe has even fewer controls on illegal immigration than the US does. As of now, Europe has essentially no national borders, and would have no way to defend them against such an invasion even if it did. Even the UK, Europe’s last bastion of semi-sanity, has already been invaded by upwards of five million who were born outside not just the UK but the EU, and Merkel is currently attempting to force the UK to accept hundreds of thousands more of them. Per year. Will there always be an England? Not the way things are going now.

Hint to Europe: the only way to respond to such an invasion is to use armed force. These aren’t “refugees” or “immigrants”. These are invaders, and the proper response is to slaughter them wholesale until they realize that they aren’t welcome in Europe. If Italy had any sense, it wouldn’t be using its navy to rescue these invaders. It would be cordoning off its waters with gunboats with orders to sink any boat or ship attempting to enter their waters illegally. If the UK had any sense, it would block its end of the Chunnel with military forces with orders to machine gun anyone attempting to enter illegally. Haul the bodies in garbage trucks to the sea and toss them to the sharks. Because that’s what these invaders are: garbage. Men, women, and children. None of them belong in Europe, let alone the UK.

Truth be told, it’s too late for continental Europe. It’s toast. Even if it had the will, which it doesn’t, it no longer has the means. The barbarians are not just at the gates, but among them. The muslim invasion has succeeded. But the UK at least still has a chance, albeit a small one, to stem this tide and fight off the invaders. But I’ll be surprised if the UK takes any effective measures to defend itself. The British government isn’t what it once was, nor is the RN, the RAF, or the British Army.

I finished season one of Jericho (2006) on Netflix streaming. This is my third time through. Barbara and I watched it once on DVD soon after it ran originally and then I convinced her to watch it a second time on Netflix streaming a year or so ago. It gets better and less confusing with multiple viewings.

This time through, I’m appreciating more just how nuanced the plotting and writing are. I could have done without the terrorist plot thread that runs through the whole series. I’d have preferred they just deal with the aftermath, its effects on a small community, the personalities, and how they deal with it, but that’s a minor nit. Within the limitations of a network TV series, they did an excellent job. Sure, there are quite a few minor issues with it. For example, a month or two after the EOTAWKI, they have a group gathered in someone’s home, with the room illuminated by literally dozens of candles and battery lanterns. One would think that at that point they’d be trying hard to conserve candles and batteries. And the writers seem to think that barricades of old cars and wooden pallets will stop bullets, when of course they won’t even slow them down much. But again, those are minor nits. The situations and scenarios are realistic, as is the behavior of the many characters. I wish it had run for more than a season and a half.

If you’re at all concerned about the state of things, I’d strongly recommend that you binge-watch this series. Watch it two or three times, and think about it. Think about how you’d deal with the issues that they bring up. It’s fiction, not a non-fiction preppers’ manual, but a key part of prepping is mental preparedness, deciding what you’ll do if a particular thing happens. For that, Jericho is excellent.

Nearly all of my time this week was devoted to working on science kit stuff, but here’s what I did to prep this week:

  • I bought a case of two dozen 12-ounce cans of Harvest Creek Pulled Pork from Costco. I wanted to compare this product against the Keystone Meats pulled pork, which Barbara thinks is just okay in barbecue sandwiches. If she likes this stuff at least as well as the Keystone product, we’ll standardize on it for pulled pork. I’d been paying Walmart $3.59/pound for the Keystone pork in 28-ounce cans. The 12-ounce cans of Harvest Creek pork are $3.33/pound, and are also a better size for us than the 28-ounce cans. Keystone pork is available in 14.5-ounce cans, but at a noticeably higher price per ounce.
  • I bought another case of two dozen 11-ounce cans of Crider Chicken Bologna from Costco. I tried a can of this mechanically-separated chicken. It’s okay, if a bit bland, but it is cheap meat protein at under $2/pound. It can be sliced for sandwiches or cut into chunks for stir-fry, stews, casseroles, etc. It’s basically just chicken meat.

With what we already have, that’ll do for now in terms of shelf-stable meats, other than periodically replacing what we use. If we ever do need to eat solely from long-term storage, our diet will be considerably lighter in meat than it is now, but we’ll have enough to get along.

So, what precisely did you do to prepare this week? Tell me about it in the comments.


65 thoughts on “Friday, 28 August 2015”

  1. On the European invasion: The thing that I have never understood is why the elites, in both Europe and the US, are hellbent on destroying western civilization. Surely, they must understand that if the barbarian infestation spirals out of control, their lives as well as those of their children will become very unpleasant.

    Are they being bribed? Are they exceedingly dumb and have just bought into this multicultural foolishness? Are they just filled with such loathing for all that is western that they want to take it down and destroy it?

    Anyone have any thoughts on this?

  2. The people who make and enforce these decisions are unaffected by them, at least in the short term. Their kids go to private schools. The only illegal immigrants they’ve ever met are their maids and their yard guys. They and their cronies have a financial interest in allowing illegal immigrants to drive down the cost of labor in the factories and farms they own. Poor, suffering Americans are invisible to them, and they wouldn’t care if they did notice them.

  3. Once again, there is a problem with direct deposit wage payments in teh UK, leaving people without their paychecks going into a holiday weekend.

    “On Payday in Britain Some HSBC Clients Get Nothing”

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-08-28/hsbc-says-some-clients-not-receiving-payments-on-u-k-payday

    Last time there were lots of people without any money left for food. We’ll see if they’ve wised up in the mean time. I’m guessing no.

    nick

  4. What RBT said, plus Mr. Al’s speculation:

    “… just filled with such loathing for all that is western that they want to take it down and destroy it?”

    Yes.

    There is a fair amount of serious literature on this; many years ago the late James Burnham’s book “The Suicide of the West” was prophetic. As was Jean Raspail’s “Camp of the Saints.” And the work that’s been getting done at vdare.com over the years by Peter Brimelow and others.

    Forget nuclear war, the economy, Bruce Jenner, and various nutball shootings in the U.S.; the primary issue facing the West now is immigration, period. Nothing else comes close. We are being inundated by waves of underclass humanity from the Southern Hemisphere, mainly. Continental Europe is lost; our European cousins should have been, and should be now, emigrating to the U.S. and Canada if at all possible. Their homeland has been, for all intents and purposes, turned over to the Mahdi and sharia. Or is well on the way. The U.K. and Ireland are hanging on by a thread.

    We are given “official” numbers on how many illegals have swarmed into this country, but the intel has it that those numbers can most likely be doubled. (It’s like the unemployment stats and nooz about the economy they feed us, mostly lies.)

    “Poor, suffering Americans are invisible to them, and they wouldn’t care if they did notice them.”

    Ditto with working- and middle-class Murkans; they don’t see us, either, and wouldn’t piss on us if we were on fire.

  5. I think there are a bunch of people in this country and elsewhere who think that justice involves everyone having an equal portion of suffering and misery. It’s not fair that Israelis live a life of wealth and abundance when their neighbors suffer in poverty. Never mind that their neighbors are squandering all their resources on pathetic attacks on Israel. If Hamas had the self control to hold all their rocket attacks until the tunnels into Israel were finished, they could have really hurt the Israelis.

    In other words the progressive idiots want to build their own special version of Hell on earth. (No supernatural significance required.) As to what the leaders of this movement want, they believe it is better to rule in Hell than serve in Heaven. With all due apologies to Milton.

  6. emigrating to the U.S. and Canada if at all possible.

    Why? In 10 years we’ll all be wearing diapers on our heads and eating halal tacos, Señor Mohammad OFD.

  7. One of my friends just posted a Youtube clip on his FB page about Moslem refos on the border with Macedonia refusing food parcels because they had the Red Cross on them, a Christian symbol.

    I’d be happy to let them starve.

  8. I like the US and wouldn’t mind living there (or Canukistan) but Oz wins hands down. Not having a land border with a third world country helps…

  9. “Why? In 10 years we’ll all be wearing diapers on our heads and eating halal tacos, Señor Mohammad OFD.”

    I doubt it. There has never been a population even remotely as well-armed as Americans, and we can only be pushed so far before we fight. If it gets to that point, the life expectancy of muslims here drops precipitously. Expect to see mosques burning wholesale, and muslims burning with them. Hispanics are also likely to be at severe risk, even in current strongholds like the US Southwest.

    All you need do is look at history to find out what happens to people who really piss off Anglo-Saxons. As a group, we are very slow to anger, but once angered we are ruthless. And very well armed. I suspect Bracken is right. They won’t know what hit them.

    Superficially, it may seem that what’s going on now is weakening us, but the reality is that we’re growing stronger every day, and our enemies know it.

  10. “In other words the progressive idiots want to build their own special version of Hell on earth. (No supernatural significance required.) As to what the leaders of this movement want, they believe it is better to rule in Hell than serve in Heaven.”

    There it is. And here’s a bit more, from the September issue of “Chronicles: A Magazine of American Culture,” which I’ve been reading since the 1980s and which has immeasurably contributed to my political stance of paleoconservative. (while now kinda leaning to anarchy capitalism somewhat):

    “…Modern leftists do what they do for the cause. Their purpose isn’t to make money, but to destroy what is left of Western Christian civilization by marginalizing, delegitimizing , and eventually disenfranchising those who created it. The real target is the religious, cultural and historic core of the United States, as well as her ancestral lands in Europe, which are not only white but Christian. The left hates evangelicals or any other type of conservative Protestant. And it loathes the Catholic Church with particular zeal, because She has refused to change Her teachings on the sexual matters with which the left is obsessed.” Etc. (by R. Cort Kirkwood)

    “There has never been a population even remotely as well-armed as Americans, and we can only be pushed so far before we fight.”

    This is true, to a point. But man, we’ve certainly taken a LOT of stuff sitting down so far. I’m left wondering just what the breaking point is.

    “… find out what happens to people who really piss off Anglo-Saxons. As a group, we are very slow to anger, but once angered we are ruthless. And very well armed. I suspect Bracken is right. They won’t know what hit them.”

    This has been true historically but I wonder how much it is nowadays. Our English cousins in the U.K., Canada, and Oz have certainly let things go pretty far. But you’re probably right; the steam just builds and builds and then we’ll see us go from zero to ninety instantly and not stop until we’re done.

    For the prime modern example see the Battle of Britain and then what was done to the Axis powers after that. Bombing London and Coventry and Pearl Harbor was not a real smart move on their part.

    On the other hand, we got hit hard on 9/11 and then went after the wrong targets in the Sandbox, farted around over there for years and years, and the only lasting result has been a total effing mess in those regions that is now spilling into Europe with additional repercussions around the world. And of course, our own intensified national security surveillance state and the continued dismantling of our civil liberties.

  11. What did I do this week?

    Well I went thru my massive haul from the estate sale on Saturday. I went back and got 2 more handheld scanners, 4 more motorola business radios, and two marine band walkies. All of them need something, either batteries, or antennas. Still, a bunch of radios for little money, but some more time and money needed to get them all running.

    I washed the packs I got, ending up with a nice 5.11 Rush 12 in great shape, a Toolpak Original tool carrying backpack, a nice medic duffle-the Rothco EMT Bag, and a Mountainsmith waist pack. $30 total. What I thought was a 5.11 magazine holder was a pocket organizer for firefighters. I’ll have to see what I can use it for. It would certainly work as a mag holder/organizer for a range bag.

    My haul also included dewalt battery chargers, and a 700w inverter, and a bunch of garmin stuff for resale.

    Mostly this week I was busy trying to get stuff up on ebay. I need to focus on selling stuff, both for the money and to free up space.

    I also did some radio stuff, but nothing much.

    I took my own advice from a couple of days ago regarding identifying the aspects of prepping that I like and focus on the most, and identifying where I need to put in some effort. It probably isn’t a surprise to anyone here that I like GETTING STUFF. I like radio stuff. I DON’T like clerical stuff. So I’m going to spend some extra time organizing what I have. A bunch of panic buying with bulk food was just piled up. I’m really not sure how much rice, flour, sugar, beans, etc I actually have. I got in the habit of buying some items every trip, and so I’m way heavy on those, while some other things have been neglected. I need to re-evaluate some of my habits. I also need to look at some of the other items I piled up. A good (hypothetical) example would be a rifle I (hypothetically) bought during one of the panics. The upper is actually desirable to some guys, while not really what I would be best served by. A ’60s/70s era M16 upper with a 20″ barrel and a fixed stock, is not what I’d recommend for modern anti-zombie use. If I can sell the upper, and build or buy an “M4-gery” or M4 style AR, that would better suit my needs.

    There are likely to be other things I bought in a hurry that could be reconfigured, or replaced, with something better suited to my current goals. Or multiples that I could sell off, and replace with either a better version, or something that fills a gap in my preps. (stoves and lanterns I’m looking at you.)

    One of the reasons I don’t condemn ‘panic buying’ is that it gives you time to learn what you really need or want, while still having a degree of preparation. As long as the end doesn’t come, you can then ‘take a breath’ and reevaluate/tweak/revisit those items.

    The other big thing this week was the start of the school year. This brings special prepper challenges beyond the torment of giving a precious child into the hands of the state educational machine. One practical aspect is the amount of time I have to spend unarmed on campus. More gun handling means more chances for a ND, and it kills me to be disarmed.

    The other impact school has is on disaster plans. Who gets the kids, under what circumstances? What are the school’s plans, and how do I work with them? Last week, the FEMA CERT enewsletter encouraged all CERT members to meet with their kid’s school staff and talk about their emergency plans. According to the school’s rule book, there is an emergency plan, and I can review it, which I will do soon. I wanted to give the admins time to get settled into the year. Some disturbing things in the rule book are that in some situations students won’t be released to parents. They very quickly mention practicing ‘bus evacuations’, which is an issue raised on other sites. There is a lot of “we care, we are trained, trust us.” But no real detail. So I’ll be reviewing their written plan and having some discussion with the principal soon. They do drill for fire, evacuation, (hazmat) shelter in place, and lockdown. They don’t mention any other response to active shooter or hostage situations.

    In the realm of training, been too long since I was at the range. I will start a 10 week program here next week that involves citizens with law enforcement, in a training environment. I’ll report on that, but I’m looking forward to the exercises. I won’t be taking the EMT-B classes this semester. The one that best matches my schedule would have me miss 3 classes and a practical day due to other commitments. That’s too many in a 3 month schedule. I’ll try again in the spring. I might be able to fit in some Red Cross classes in the mean time. I encourage everyone to get whatever training and certifications/ licenses you can while we’re still rolling along. Ham radio, CERT, Red Cross, CHL, tactical or self defense, any community policing like Citizens On Patrol, any of the Salvation Army disaster classes, any of the Incident Command classes online and free from FEMA, locksmithing, armorer classes for your favorite toy, etc. Not to mention any local gardening classes, foraging or local herb classes, even cooking classes.

    The garden continues to NOT grow, although there is some growth in the gourd vines. There were some flowers too, so maybe. The grape vines are finally growing. Lime tree is heavy with fruit, Meyer lemon has fruit but less than last year. Squirrels are already destroying my pecans. No peaches even though I had a few flowers and my neighbor has fruit on his tree which is even skinnier and sadder looking than mine. I’ll be adding to the soil before redoing some of the beds next month. Maybe that will help.

    All in all, not much ACTUAL prepping this week.

  12. “This has been true historically but I wonder how much it is nowadays. Our English cousins in the U.K., Canada, and Oz have certainly let things go pretty far. But you’re probably right; the steam just builds and builds and then we’ll see us go from zero to ninety instantly and not stop until we’re done.”

    I’m convinced it’s in our genes.

    Anglo-Saxons have always been very reasonable people, slow to anger, generous to a fault, and so on. Until they’re not. Then they, as you say, firebomb and nuke German and Japanese cities and slaughter anyone who gets in their way.

    Anyone who mistakes us for cute, cuddly teddy bears is making a huge mistake. Even sensitive, effete, latte-drinking metrosexual AS guys will turn really ugly when the situation finally leads them to bare their claws, and these assholes will find themselves facing a 900-pound grizzly and wondering what the hell happened.

    It’s just that we don’t really feel threatened yet. When we do, look out.

  13. At least one of my friends thinks I have the temper of Spock. I plead guilty as charged. He forgets that Vulcans have such hot blooded tempers, their entire culture revolves around how to keep your temper in check. Push a Vulcan too far and you have a single-minded calculating ruthless Romulan in your face.

  14. ‘It’s just that we don’t really feel threatened yet. When we do, look out.’

    One of the things the political class has been really effective at is hiding the threat. They redistribute huge amounts of money to bribe the lower class with distractions that keep them from acting out. At the same time they borrow the money to perform the bribery from China, which hides the cost of the bribes from the middle class. Unfortunately, the middle class will eventually be stuck with the bill.

    Someday, it will all collapse and come crashing down exposing to the average person that they have been betrayed by the leadership. The question is, by the time this happens will it be too late to do anything about it?

  15. “… exposing to the average person that they have been betrayed by the leadership. The question is, by the time this happens will it be too late to do anything about it?”

    It was exposed to this average Anglo-Saxon-Celtic person when he was just an 18-year-old kid in South Vietnam. And if anything that sense of betrayal has only gotten stronger over the last four decades. I have LOTS of company in that regard.

    But good question; it’s like the frog in the pot of slowly boiling wotta. Will the frog realize WTF is going on and jump out in time? I am having serious doubts on that score of late. Our leadership has been, shall I say, devilishly clever.

  16. In time for what? Nothing they can do will weaken us. There just aren’t enough of them. There can never be enough of them. They’re playing a good hand, but they’re playing a busted flush.

    Say, for example, that they decide to confiscate guns. They pull every single armed federal agent they have, what? 250,000 of them, and let everything else go while they set about collecting everyone’s guns. But even if you assume only 1% of the armed population is initially ready and willing to resist, that puts their lousy quarter million up against, what?, ten times that number of really pissed off people who won’t feel the need to follow any rules. Federal agents (and their families) would soon be dropping like flies, shot from ambush. And that’s not counting the 99%, more and more of whom would join the 1% in resisting.

    It’s just not gonna happen.

  17. In the past, coming from farms and middle class manufacturing, the young men had a solid grounding in reality and Real Life(TM). They may not have read Kipling but they understood the truth of “If you don’t work, you die.”

    Modern folk have very little grounding in reality. They live their lives in pretend make believe spaces. Their sense of self and knowledge of the world has been systematically shaped by the enemy. They have been repeatedly insulated from the results of their actions, and taught to substitute the DESIRE to act, for the action ( viz #hashtag activism) It will take a WHOLE LOT of pain to make reality intrude on their ‘narrative’ and even if it does, they are not equipped by training, or nature, to take any constructive action.

    I know that there are lots of good capable folks out there, living their lives, and mostly ignoring the others. I don’t know if there are enough.

    nick

  18. “Fed Up Investors Yank Cash From Almost Everything, Just Like 2008
    Mom and pop are running for the hills.”

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-08-28/fed-up-investors-yank-cash-from-almost-everything-just-like-2008

    ,,,
    Withdrawals from equity funds are usually accompanied by an influx of money to bonds, and an exit from both at the same time suggests investors aren’t willing to take on risk in any form. While retail investor sentiment isn’t the best predictor of market moves, their reluctance could have significance, Saporta said.

    “It might suggest households are getting nervous about holding investments, and that could lead to some real economic implications including cutting back on spending,” she said. “Should the market turn lower again, it will be interesting to see if we have the traditional move back into bonds or if households move to cash.”

    Mom and pop are smart.

    nick

  19. “Greek Economy Expanded as Tsipras Fought With EU Over Aid”

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-08-28/greece-s-economy-surged-as-tsipras-fought-with-eu-over-aid-deal

    “The initial second-quarter reading shocked economists after a Bloomberg survey had forecast a 0.5 percent contraction as reports suggested activity was hamstrung by bailout haggling and question marks over the nation’s future in the euro.

    Total consumption expenditure rose 1.1 percent in the second quarter, while exports grew 0.1 percent and imports decreased 4.9 percent, according to the breakdown of GDP components in Friday’s release.”

    What the article absolutely fails to mention- and they can’t possibly be this stupid- is that Greeks were in a frenzy of buying because they were terrified that their money would be stolen from them or become worthless.

    Like most bloomberg articles, the real meat is at the end, and also typically, is almost opposite the headline and opening grafs.

    “Greece’s economic weakness could show more in the third-quarter data, which will include the impact of capital controls, introduced at the end of June, sending a Greek manufacturing index to a record low in July. That’s also reflected in Friday’s report showing investment falling in the second quarter, as gross fixed capital formation plunged 10.6 percent.”

    nick

  20. I see RBT’s point about the sheer numbers and the coming Anglo-Saxon resistance and would normally rejoice, but I also take Mr. nick’s point about the masses having little or no grounding in reality anymore and the probability that it will likely take a Huge Hurt to kick in before enough? Murkan derps wake the fuck up.

    It’s too painful to face Unpleasant Facts (and this has proven especially true for Murkan wives and girlfriends and the younger generations) and it’s way too easy to slip back into the tee-vee, social innernet media, and six-packs of shitty Murkan lager and Krispy Kremes and extra-large pepperoni pizzas.

    Thus we have the Peter Pan syndrome writ large; huge numbers of Murkans who simply can’t and won’t grow up, one indication being how they dress and behave.

  21. Someone, I think it was Lynn, remarked that Walmart was out of stock on a lot of Augason Farms farms stuff a few days ago. I just noticed that Walmart was out of stock on a lot of Keystone canned meat. I wonder if Bob’s site has more traffic than we all thought, or if there is a larger trend toward prepping than we realized.

  22. It’s not my site doing in Walmart, that’s for sure. I just checked, and only 19 people had clicked on the costco links for the pork and chicken.

    Yes, prepping is huge. Just search either walmart.com or costco.com for “emergency food”.

  23. Have I ever mentioned how much I hate painters? There is paint on my new door sills. Paint on my new outside door locks that I put in since the new addition connects to my master bedroom. Paint on my ethernet cable plug that I forgot to bag and wrap. Paint on my sandstone around my pool. Freaking paint everywhere!

  24. It’s not my site doing in Walmart, that’s for sure. I just checked, and only 19 people had clicked on the costco links for the pork and chicken.

    19 times 1,000,000 prepping websites = 19,000,000 buyers of emergency food.

    People are very worried about the immediate future here in the USA.

  25. And they should be; it’s a rolling disaster.

    Whether they really understand what is going on or how we got to this point is another story.

  26. Who would have believed even a few years ago that the European financial crisis, which remains an existential threat to the EU, would turn out to be a mere sideshow?

    But hasn’t the financial crisis in Europe been caused by the unlimited immigration of third world people who are mostly uneducated and cannot speak the native language of their host country? So, these invaders XXXXXXXX immigrants have been living off the social systems in their host countries and having multitudinous babies. All paid for by the host country.

    So, the new invaders are just the next step in the plan to take over Europe and turn it into the Caliphate.
    http://www.amazon.com/Caliphate-Tom-Kratman/dp/1439133425/

    However, if Europe does decide one day to expel the invaders, it will not be pretty at all. This book paints the picture of rail boxcars of Muslims being pushed into the ocean by European soldiers.
    http://www.amazon.com/War-After-Armageddon-Ralph-Peters-ebook/dp/B002OKZCTI/

    Either way, we have been warned.

  27. I see RBT’s point about the sheer numbers and the coming Anglo-Saxon resistance and would normally rejoice, but I also take Mr. nick’s point about the masses having little or no grounding in reality anymore and the probability that it will likely take a Huge Hurt to kick in before enough?

    Thah it es. The Redumblicans and Dumbocrats are inculcating our youth into sucking any crimmingrant that comes over the border. Eat Mooslim ahole. Suck on the gummint teat. Take away guns except for said crimmigrants. In 10 years the jig is up.

    Therefore my new prepping strategy is to make as much money as possible in 10 years and buy into the BJ Klinton Foundation. By then Cankles Jr. Chelsea will be president and I’ll be a protected WHITE! commie pinko mooslim ‘tard just like her.

    Or I could just vote for…

    Trump 2016!

  28. “Either way, we have been warned.”

    It didn’t take Kratman or Peters to warn us; we had sufficient warning decades ago from Enoch Powell, Jean Raspail, James Burnham, and the folks at vdare.com. Currently we have La Coulter’s new book. All NONFICTION.

  29. “Or I could just vote for…”

    I’d skip the voting and learn Arabic and Spanish. Burn yer DD214 and birth certificate. Spend lotsa time in the Lost Wages sun. Read the Commie Manifesto and memorize the key points. Become homo. Or at least bi.

    You’ll be sittin’ pretty, amigo!

  30. “Therefore my new prepping strategy is to make as much money as possible in 10 years and buy into the BJ Klinton Foundation. By then Cankles Jr. Chelsea will be president and I’ll be a protected WHITE! commie pinko mooslim ‘tard just like her.”

    This is a valid strategy. An “if you can’t beat them, join them.” Of course, if you ever get to “F U money” you don’t have to join them. I think mark cuban is in that category, although I don’t know for sure.

    For examples of the lack of reality, just look at the whites in the fergie riots, or in baltimore. Even after getting beaten and robbed, they still don’t see the problem. “I shouldn’t have carried my expensive shite here, I’m oppressing them, so of course I deserved my beating.” I thought a conservative was a liberal who got mugged, but these kids don’t seem to learn.

    Picked up a couple of preps on my way to the grocery store. I got a vintage Grey’s Anatomy for $5, and at the store, some fire lighting sticks (one per car bag) and some small wooden ‘strike anywhere’ matches. I’ve never seen them in the small size. So add that to my weeks accomplishments. (Got a few storage food items too.)

    nick

  31. Ho boy, looky here boy,

    We Are All Preppers Now
    Submitted by Tyler Durden on 08/28/2015 13:36 -0400

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-08-28/we-are-all-preppers-now

    Via The Mises Institute,

    Damian McBride is the former head of communications at the British treasury and former special adviser to Gordon Brown, erstwhile Prime Minister of the U.K. Yesterday he tweeted some surprising advice in response to the plunge in global equities markets.;

    Advice on the looming crash, No. 1: get hard cash in a safe place now; don’t assume banks & cashpoints will be open, or bank cards will work.

    Crash advice No. 2: do you have enough bottled water, tinned goods & other essentials at home to live a month indoors? If not, get shopping.

    Crash advice No. 3: agree a rally point with your loved ones in case transport and communication gets cut off; somewhere you can all head to.

    Evidently, McBride interprets the wipe-out of over $3 trillion in total global market cap during the three-day rout as a prelude to a much broader and deeper financial crash that will precipitate civil unrest.

    Not just mainstream anymore….

    stack um high

    nick

  32. Blowback gon be a fummamucka.

    I must be messed up myself; I couldn’t live with myself or look in the mirror again for the rest of my life if I’d just stood by and watched somebody get stomped. I guess that particular gene is extinct now.

  33. Some cracks in the wall of the surveillance state:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3214842/Baltimore-attorneys-reviewing-2-000-cases-police-secretly-used-covert-cellphone-tracking-devices.html

    “Baltimore attorneys reviewing 2,000 cases where police secretly used covert cell phone tracking devices to catch petty criminals

    Defense lawyers are asking to ‘throw out’ cases where stingray was used
    Baltimore police have used the covert device 4,300 times since 2007

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3214842/Baltimore-attorneys-reviewing-2-000-cases-police-secretly-used-covert-cellphone-tracking-devices.html

    nick

    ‘bought f in time too

  34. Someone at some level decided to let this intel squeak out; I’m sure there’s a very nice political reason for it, too.

    Ima gon just go out on a limb here and predict that nothing much will come of this. What they give with one hand, they take away with the other. Somewhere else they have a better system working to monitor our thoughts and bowel movements.

  35. [snip] refos on the border with Macedonia refusing food parcels because they had the Red Cross on them [snip]

    They probably ought to re-acquaint themselves with the Koran. After all, it explicitly says that it’s better to eat unclean food than to starve.

  36. “…refusing food parcels because they had the Red Cross on them [snip]”

    I’d have sent them parcels with the red crescent on them, loaded with radioactive stuff or whatever.

    The Q’uran sez stuff and they cherry-pick it, depending on Shiite or Sunni or some other faction, and when they can’t find justification for their deeds in that, they use various later commentaries by other shit-heads anyway.

    It’s sort like fundie Prods with the snake-handling and/or drinking strychnine (’cause one Bible phrase says to “take up serpents”) except the fundies here don’t go around planting bombs, running aircraft into skyscrapers or sniping at school buses.

  37. And it continues:

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2015/08/breaking-texas-sheriffs-deputy-assassinated-while-pumping-gas/

    KBTX-TV reported authorities have described the shooter as a Black male.

    “Authorities say the deputy was at a gas station in northwest Houston Friday night when a black man approached him and opened fire. The deputy was hit multiple times.”

    KTRK also reported a description of the shooter.

    “Harris County Deputy Thomas Gilliland says the deputy was in uniform and pumping gas when someone walked up and shot him repeatedly.

    “”A male suspect came up from behind the deputy and shot the deputy multiple times. The deputy then fell to ground. The suspect then continued over to him and shot the deputy again multiple times as he laid on the ground,” Gilliland said.”

    …”Now a manhunt for that suspect is still underway. Officers described him only as a dark-complexioned man, about 5 feet 11 inches tall. He was wearing a white T-shirt and red shorts, and fled the scene in a dark red Ford Ranger.”

    Things are starting to get sporty.

    nick

    this is a few miles north of my house.

  38. “Things are starting to get sporty.”

    I think you’re right. I’m stepping up the intel collection efforts here accordingly and ditto the building and perimeter security, even though our threats are mainly B&E’s and potentially home invasions. By our own Caucasian underclass elements within a three-mile radius and then scattered further out.

    One sibling down in MA reports that other-than-Caucasian elements are now roving into the ‘burbs and busting into charity collection boxes in the wee hours of the night. They rip off whatever and resell it to buy dope and video games, evidently.

    So far no murders of cops or random shootings of ordinary citizens, but this is Retroville in northern New England where six months of the year, most skells are not to be found be-bopping around the streets. I’d expect the greater Houston-Sugarland area to be far more susceptible to the coming sportiness.

  39. Well, yes and no. Houston is a democratic run city with a large underclass. We have our own hip hop style. So those people are here. On the other hand, Texans in general don’t put up with sh!t. You are expected to be polite and for lack of a better word, southern.

    So if it really gets going here, it won’t be against mundanes for very long. So far, LE has been very proactive at squashing anything that pops up. There are currently about 800000 CHL holders in TX, so there is that.

    It probably won’t be like Milwaukee– “wrong hood b!tch” although I expect some pockets where that could happen.

    nick

  40. [snip] except the fundies here don’t go around planting bombs, running aircraft into skyscrapers or sniping at school buses. [snip]

    I give you the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, and the Boston school riots. As to the middle example, they’re probably pissed they didn’t think of it first.

  41. That church bombing was more a radical KKK operation than any kind of fundamentalist Protestant endeavor, and now this is like unto, when talking about terrorism and all the hadji capers, someone brings up McVeigh. As for the “Boston school riots,” there is another side to that, one diametrically opposed to the standard-issue Massachusetts libturd agitprop. This was where, among other things, the Boston elites got to impose onerous phony justice on the subject populations while endeavoring to successfully escape the consequences themselves. So black kids got bused to Irish schools in Southie and Charlestown, and white kids got shipped to the hell-holes in Roxbury. And those elites sent their own kids to nice private schools outside the city, natch.

    The proles and Mundanes were expected to sit there quietly and take this, of course. Didn’t pan out that way, and when the tee-vee cameras and libturd reporters arrived on the scene, they made damn sure the story went out their way and it’s stayed in the history books ever since like that.

    I have what is known in history studies as “primary sources” on that period in Boston history. They conflict somewhat with the Official Version.

  42. I put some of my prepping to use this week. All the forest fires around here have caused a couple of thousand folks to have to evacuate. Unfortunately too many have left behind their dogs, cats, horses, cows, chickens, i.e., all manner of livestock. About half of the firemen in our area have taken appropriate engines and tankers to the relatively close fire zones and are rotating from shifts in town to the fire fronts. They have arranged for some local farmers to take in the big livestock and several dog and cat organizations to take in the dogs and cats. The hospital that my wife works for collected food for all the animals (we sent along cat food for from kittens to senior cats) and several of the nurses spouses who have trucks, trailers, hay, and other animal feed have been getting all this stuff to the refuge farms. The relief agencies have way more than enough food and clothing for the people.

  43. Glad to hear the animals are being taken care of, particularly the pets.

  44. Things are starting to get sporty.

    nick

    this is a few miles north of my house.

    Have you thought about moving further out?

  45. “Have you thought about moving further out?”

    Have YOU thought about moving further out?

    In retrospect, while this is a nice spot and all by the lake, and I know we need neighbors and community, etc., I kinda wish we’d found something less congested and further out up here, but then that nasty Mr. Tradeoff shows up again and you’re more isolated and easy pickings for whomever.

  46. Thanks for the thoughts guys.

    BTW, most of the volunteer efforts are coming from places other than West of the Cascades. Those people of confused gender and even more confused values just sit and watch. I thought it funny last night, a news broadcast from Seattle with beautiful clear skies had Seattle people complaining about the smoke (what smoke you wussies) and the loss of use of their yuppie hiking trails, “what are we going to do, Labor Day is coming up and we can’t go camping”. We haven’t see the sun for more than a couple of weeks now.

  47. “… just sit and watch.”

    Jesus wept. Meanwhile, pro-gun-rights and Murkan Redoubt radio guys and the folks at Western Rifle Shooters have been sending various goods, and people to help, and holding GoFundMe raisers for victim families.

    Just more cold, heartless, fascist right-wing haters, I guess. While the latte-sipping metrosexuals, panty-shitters, and rich lefty eggheads whine about the sunshine and their spandex-friendly hiking trails. Assholes.

  48. Have you thought about moving further out?”

    @lynn,

    yes I have. I would like to be in a small town, former county seat, about an hour from the metro area. Unfortunately, that won’t work for my wife, and she is the wage earner (although we are about to make the move into owner which, as any small businessman could tell you, means we get paid last, if at all when things get tight. And it won’t just be our kids’ futures keeping us up at night, but also the futures of all the employees and their kids.

    I’d like to even get out toward Hockley, or toward Liberty. The Hockley area is beginning to see development, new hospitals, etc. Down 59 has all those mega housing developments, and not much else. Out 59 toward Cleveland might be an option, but it looked dirt poor. In any case, not gonna happen any time soon. Got the business to buy, maybe a house or commercial space, and kids in school.

    We can be in farmer’s fields in about 10 minutes if we head in the right direction, and rural all the way to San Antonio or Austin, if we wanted to head out. That’s the direction of travel if a CAT4 or 5 was headed straight for us. Otherwise it would take a lot for us to leave.

    I have noticed a lot more black people wandering around our area lately. Don’t know if I’m just noticing them, if there are in fact more, or if some other factor is in play. I almost never see whites walking, and even hispanics are either waiting for busses, or riding bikes, but I see blacks walking all the time. Just struck me as weird these past couple of months. (and they have all the outward cultural markers of the underclass)

    nick

  49. I couldn’t live with myself or look in the mirror again for the rest of my life if I’d just stood by and watched somebody get stomped.

    I have the instinct to jump in, too, and I’ve given in to it many times.

    However… sometimes the person being stomped deserves it. (Hell, a couple of times I’ve been the person doing the stomping for what seemed to me even in retrospect to be good reason. The drunk driver who killed my first child comes to mind. No one nearby attempted to stop me from beating him to death, which is just as well. I wasn’t exactly my normal cool, collected self.) Sometimes the person being stomped or menaced may not exactly deserve it but has done something to remove himself (or more usually herself) from my goodwill and default protection. (Such as the self-assured middle-aged woman who was rude enough to get through even my conspicuously thick skin and piss me off, and then 90 seconds later was being accosted by an extremely aggressive panhandler, a panhandler who’d been hitting up every pedestrian and driver passing through an intersection, except for me. I left her to him with a cheery wave.)

    I’m pretty sure I could ignore the instinct to protect even a young woman. Looking at it with cold logic, a high fraction of young women in the US are not much use as anything but breeders. (Most young men in the US don’t have even that going for them, but I have barely the slightest hint of instinct to protect them.) And, frankly, we have enough people. We could do with a few less breeders, especially those stupid enough to get themselves into dangerous situations. I’ve defended young women in the past, strangers to me, generally killing the muggers, rapists, or would-be rapists who’d beset them. I’m not sure I would bother, now.

    Small children get my protection, unquestioningly. They’re innocents. Pregnant women get my protection if I can smell them. I’ve found I can’t override that instinct. My descendants get my protection. Everyone else is on their own unless I decide to help.

  50. “Just struck me as weird these past couple of months. (and they have all the outward cultural markers of the underclass)”

    Any increase in criminal or related activities on the scanner for your area lately?

    I’m getting another large map from mytopo.com, highly recommended. This one will be at the 1:25 scale with no lat/long lines, just the UTM/MGRS/USNG Grids and it’ll be three feet by four feet, laminated, of our AO here. Goes right behind me in my office on the wall and good for regular ol’ dry/erase markers. To my right will be one of the scanners with an external antenna and one of the Bow-Fungs, ditto. And I’ll be keeping more regular track of the various activities in our little Retroville AO here. The local nooz rags have been picking up more stuff lately for some reason. Also got a shortwave here, for if and when the Kashmir blows up or the Chicoms invade Formosa/Taiwan or Russian bombers swarm into Alaska.

    Meanwhile just finished Seasons Four and Five of “Game of Thrones.” Damn, they seem to have got a lot more violent. Gruesomely so, too, and I ain’t no shrinking violet. Now on to reviews of the “Jericho” and “Revolution” series. Also started to re-read “Lucifer’s Hammer,” after decades. I’m digging the Biblical quotations at the start of some chapters…Good thing also that Dr. P didn’t have me as an editor, I guess.

    (I’m a RUTHLESS chopper…)

  51. “Looking at it with cold logic, a high fraction of young women in the US are not much use as anything but breeders. (Most young men in the US don’t have even that going for them…”

    For that particular fraction, they most likely shouldn’t be breeding, either. Not from what I’ve seen around here and down in MA. And a similar fraction of young men, of course.

    If I don’t know whether or not a person being beaten or stomped deserves it, and I determine that they’re now not in a position to defend themselves and are about to be badly maimed, raped or killed, I’m gonna have to intervene. Especially if they’re being attacked by more than one attacker. In the vid that Mr. nick linked to, the male perp was repeatedly stomping on the victim’s face and head while she lay on the floor. I probably would have rushed/clotheslined him and hammered the female right between the eyes. I would have then rendered first aid to the victim while calling 911 and if anyone else then decided after all to jump in at me, they’d get shot.

    If the arriving cops didn’t shoot me on the spot, I’d probably end up in court with lawyers and suchlike and a giant hassle and being sued and threatened and my life messed up six ways from Sunday. That would suck.

    But I could look at myself in the mirror.

  52. -shrug- I can feel empathy for others or I can turn it off. That, apparently, is what makes me a borderline psychopath. (Or used to. The definition changed in DSM-V, and I no longer am. Whatever.)

    That aside, the legal and pseudo-legal issues are a big deterrent from stepping in, too. The first man I killed, back in my teens, was a rapist or was about one second from being a rapist. I killed him sort of by accident — I meant to kick him in the face but didn’t expect him to die of it — then picked up the woman and carried her a couple blocks until I found a cop. The stupid SOB got out of his car and started to draw his pistol on me as soon as I got his attention, without even bothering to ask me what was going on. (Callow-me tossed the woman at him and ran away and stayed out of that part of town for a while. Jaded-me would have tossed the woman at the cop and then killed him, and then stayed out of that part of town for a while.)

  53. Have YOU thought about moving further out?

    Yes, too much of a pain at the moment to implement. But, I expect the long slope to Dystopia, not the swift fall of apocalypse. And I do currently live very near the third outer ring of Houston, so we are in the outskirts in a middle middle to upper middle class neighborhood. That means more guns, ammo, and food among my neighbors if things go bad in a hurry. Lots and lots of rednecks living out here and they all have guns.

    If things go in the ditch in a hurry, I will re-evaluate moving. But I would need to move my business and my home, painful and very expensive.

    I do have my parents living about 110 miles away from here on the coast. It is a good bug-out point if you ignore the fact that their 13,000 person town is 60% Hispanic.

  54. Unfortunately, that won’t work for my wife, and she is the wage earner (although we are about to make the move into owner which, as any small businessman could tell you, means we get paid last, if at all when things get tight. And it won’t just be our kids’ futures keeping us up at night, but also the futures of all the employees and their kids.

    Congratulations! Been there, done that several times. And it is wearing upon the soul. There is nothing like having $100K of business expenses on the personal charge cards and wondering how one is going to make the minimum payments. And then a large check shows up at the very last last minute and you do the happy dance.

    I pay on the 15th and last of each month. It is not uncommon for me to sit there for a while each payday and think about things after I hand out the “payroll advice” since we do direct deposit. I have had almost 50 employees over the last 20+ years and had to fire 6 of them during that time. Just about reduced me to tears each time so I masked it in anger. Not good for the soul.

    I pray it goes well for her! And you also, the support team is very important. And gets the stress too.

  55. ” It is a good bug-out point if you ignore the fact that their 13,000 person town is 60% Hispanic.”

    Habla Espanol, hermano?

    We all hope it’s just gonna be the long slide down, with plenty of time to prep up and get squared away.

    Funny chit can happen really fast, though.

    My immediate family members all still live down in Maffachufetts, and even if my brothers are on board with getting outta there and prepping, the spouses are not. Not by a long shot, and neither is my one sister. Everything is groovy now and will always be groovy; stores to shop at, innernet to shop on, tee-vee shows to watch, stuff to order, etc. Up here is “too cold and too snowy.” Won’t even visit.

    Mrs. OFD’s mom is up here, as is our daughter, but son and DIL and grandkids are all now out in the East Bay of SF, Kalifornia. DIL loves it; stores! malls!

    Wife’s cousins are also up here or in north-country Vampire State.

    I still kinda wish we’d moved further out to the northwest here, toward the “Northeast Kingdom” and Canadian border on the other side of the state. But tradeoffs, as Mr. nick sez; no jobs and longer commutes to any jobs that exist, and kinda isolated.

    And I’d have to parlez Quebecois Francais.

  56. We can be in farmer’s fields in about 10 minutes if we head in the right direction, and rural all the way to San Antonio or Austin, if we wanted to head out. That’s the direction of travel if a CAT4 or 5 was headed straight for us. Otherwise it would take a lot for us to leave.

    About 300 ft for me for farmer’s fields. I can hear the cows lowing at night in my driveway. And smell them if the wind is coming from the east.

    Habla Espanol, hermano?

    We had three guys painting the new game room Friday. I noticed that one was painting the bedroom door to the game room and it was bright white. “Is that white, el blanco?”. “Si si senor, primero”. “ok.”

    Came back that afternoon and the guy is painting the door again, bright white. I point at the door, “primero?”. “No, no, enamel”. After five minutes of pointing at the existing off-white trim in our bedroom, I yell for the wife. She speaks fluent Castilian. She gets nowhere also. My conclusion is that these guys are new in town and Mexican Indians (barely speak Spanish). One of the other guys walks over, hears my wife talking and looks at the existing trim. He suddenly realizes that they brought the wrong enamel paint color and starts talking excitedly to the trim and door painter. He was able to understand that they were painting the door and trim the wrong color.

    After about ten minutes of picking up, they start to leave. I call out, “manana?”, meaning Saturday. “Si’. I then said “Nueve?”. One said “Ocho”. I said “Nueve por favor”. “Ok”. “Mucho gracias”.

    Nobody showed today and I slept in until the blessed time of 10 am. I am now wondering if they are coming back Monday?

  57. Up here is “too cold and too snowy.” Won’t even visit.

    How many bathrooms do you have? Located on the top floor?

    Of course, when your house was built it had a privy in the back yard. I’m guessing said privy is gone now.

  58. “About 300 ft for me for farmer’s fields.”

    Same here, and many dozens of square miles of very fertile valley farmland up and down the lakeshore from Quebec to the MA border. Not so much the cows we smell but the manure on the fields.

    “I am now wondering if they are coming back Monday?”

    Well certainly not tomorrow/today; it’s now Sunday. Lotta Murkans still think all Latinos/Hispanics are from Mexico; in MA they think they’re all from Puerto Rico.

    “How many bathrooms do you have? Located on the top floor?”

    One, and yeah, on the second floor. It needs some work, too. On my five-page To-Do List. We were thinking of putting a ground-floor one in, but it would be a PITA and eat up too much space.

    And yes again, any privy that was in the back yard is long gone.

    An 1857 map of the village here shows only one other house on this street then, and this one had already been here for 27 years. There were three piers/wharves out into the bay and the village was known as Port Washington. Commercial maritime traffic between Montreal and NYC, and later, a trolley that ran from the big city (Saint Albans City) three miles down to the shore here. Also long gone. On Google Earth and Maps you can see the original pilings of the other two wharves underwater, near the one remaining. And the street that the town highway department is on is named Wharf Street. Bustling seaport at one time.

    We gotta get over to the town hall and get the history and previous owners of the house; another To-Do thing.

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