Thursday, 3 December 2015

By on December 3rd, 2015 in relocation

07:18 – This is my last post for at least a couple of days. In a few minutes, I’ll disconnect our cable modem so that Barbara can drop it by the TWC equipment return place when she’s out running errands this morning. Our Internet connection in Sparta should be live as of now, so I’ll get that connected and working sometime over the weekend.

As much as possible, please put any new comments here rather than with earlier posts. That’ll make it easier for me to catch up on comments once I’m up and running again.


143 Comments and discussion on "Thursday, 3 December 2015"

  1. Robert Bruce Thompson says:

    I see that by their names the California shooters would seem to be fucking moslems. I wonder how much longer it will be before the American people react and begin to defend themselves. With fucking moslems shooting and bombing Americans at random, it’d seem only fair if Americans begin shooting and bombing random fucking moslems. That’d be clear self defense.

  2. Dave says:

    @RBT

    That’s not going to happen in a country where the electorate is so ignorant that they twice elected a grandson of a Muslim and son of a communist to be President. If the people of the United States had any brains, they would rise up and demand the impeachment of the President.

  3. nick says:

    In order to do that, people would have to admit they made a mistake. Decades of experience shows that people will do almost anything, no matter how ridiculous to avoid that.

    And the messenger who told them so is never loved, and quickly gotten rid off.

    nick

  4. Al says:

    An article about the shooting in the DailyBeast is titled – ‘Depraved Lovers in Commando Gear Kill 14 in San Bernardino.’

    No mention of Islam in the story. The Left is freaking insane.

  5. nick says:

    And PC just killed 14 people.

    “A man who has been working in town told CBS Los Angeles he noticed a half-dozen Middle Eastern men in the area in recent weeks, but decided not to report anything since he did not wish to racially profile those people”

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3344350/Devout-Muslim-citizen-Saudi-wife-living-American-Dream-identified-heavily-armed-duo-burst-office-holiday-party-slaughtered-14-leaving-baby-mother.html

  6. nick says:

    Hmmm, profile.

    Devout Muslim. Educated and upper middle class. Overseas trip, one month long. Comes home with traditional bride. Grows out beard. Dresses all in black, shoots into crowd.

    Yep, sounds like a case of episcopalian derangement syndrome. Yep, that’s it. Couldn’t possibly be radialized mooslim terror attack. UNPOSSIBLE. It’s the religion of peace.

    Makes me sick.

    nick

  7. nick says:

    BTW, Daily Mail has changed their banner to:

    Muslim couple’s Massacre

    Which is an improvement over last night, but still not “Muslim Terror Attack”

    nick

  8. nick says:

    @RBT, on a completely unrelated note.

    You have shipped 100s of packages with USPS Priority Mail. Ever had any that just never showed up in tracking and were never delivered? All the ebay shipping I’ve done without a problem, and in the last month, I’ve had 2 packages never hit the system. In both cases the other packages I shipped on the same day were picked up, entered, and delivered.

    In both cases it is unique items that I will have to refund and then hope to get at least my postage back.

    Weird to have the same problem in the same month.

    nick

  9. nick says:

    So in what is likely to be (ordinary) bad/sloppy reporting:

    REVEALED: ARMORY OF HUSBAND-AND-WIFE KILLER DUO WHO USED ‘MILITARY TACTICS’ IN POLICE SHOOTOUT

    Police revealed late Wednesday that Farook and Malik were armed with two assault rifles and two automatic handguns in their battle to the death with the cops. [while it’s possible they had illegal versions of the rifles, the handguns were certainly NOT autos]

    Officials told the LA Times that a .223-caliber DPMS Model A15 rifle and a Smith and Wesson M&P15 rifle were both recovered from the scene. They also found a handgun made by Llama and a Smith and Wesson handgun.

    The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms said they traced the guns and found that two of them were bought legally, though it did not specify which guns and who purchased them.

    It came as a police source speaking to Fox News said the killer duo used ‘military tactics’ to confront police. They reportedly had body-mounted cameras, which would have allowed them to record the massacre. [ which is totally consistent with ‘workplace violence’ and not at all consistent with ISIS style attacks /sarc ]

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3344350/Devout-Muslim-citizen-Saudi-wife-living-American-Dream-identified-heavily-armed-duo-burst-office-holiday-party-slaughtered-14-leaving-baby-mother.html

    nick

  10. OFD says:

    And I see the online Maoist rag Salon headlines today with “Farook is American, so let’s stop this Christian versus Muslim…blah, blah, blah….etc.”

    Naturally as Americans, they seem to have purchased firearms legally and proceeded from there.

    We gotta get these guns off the street….rinse and repeat….

    Instead of, for example, removing or shooting all the moslems, I guess. Religion of peace my ass. Bracken has it exactly right; they’ve been trying to kill the rest of us off for 1,400 years. He had it exactly right with his reading of international socialism, too; those are our two biggest threats, by far. Not runaway comets or asteroids or global warming; we’ll worry about that chit later. Right now we have ongoing massive danger from our fellow homo sapiens sapiens.

  11. Dave says:

    The weapons were legally sold in the state with the some of the toughest gun laws? I thought California had a couple of laws prohibiting scary looking rifles with detachable magazines. I also thought it was illegal for a Nevada, Oregon or Arizona gun dealer to sell to someone who was not a resident of their state.

  12. nick says:

    @dave,

    Yes, but those things are variously grandfathered, I think. I left commieland more before the worst of it got passed, and I’ve lost track.

    The ‘reporting’ I saw had ATF saying that 2 weapons were purchased legally. They didn’t say anything about the other 2, which 2, or who bought them. That is going to be interesting when it comes out fully.

    Oh, and one of the ironies? One of the arguments for magazine size restrictions it that the ‘reloading pause’ will give victims time to attack or run. Doesn’t seem to have worked out that way.

    nick

  13. OFD says:

    Whoa, looks like we have a pattern here!

    Guns are sold legally in states with the toughest gun laws and then are used by nutballs and moslems, but I repeat myself, to slaughter unarmed defenseless people in “gun-free zones.”

    So that’s OUR fault somehow and we need to give up our guns to fix this and stop it from ever happening again.

    As I’ve said before, good luck rounding up half a billion firearms here, many of them owned by Anglo-Saxon and Celtic types who won’t go quietly.

  14. dkreck says:

    Well all will be fixed soon. Our Lt Governor (and hoping to be the next gov) Gavin Newsom wants to have background checks for ammo. Doubt they could pass it but they might pull it off. If they do I see another Governor in Cali being recalled.

  15. OFD says:

    “… Gavin Newsom wants to have background checks for ammo.”

    Ah yes, isn’t this the same asshole mayor of SF who went out of his way a few years ago to make a big media splash marrying homosexuals there?

    After a while, with stuff like this, background checks for ammo, raising taxes on ammo and firearms, driving firearms businesses out of states, etc., etc., all with the supposed idea of ending “gun violence,” it becomes clear that these people have a severe and continuing cognitive disconnect. They live on different planets or in different dimensions of reality.

    And they can go directly to Hell.

  16. MrAtoz says:

    Useless Pres. Odoosh on San B.: “We don’t know if it was terrorism…”

    Useless Pres. Odoosh on Climate: “The science is settled, muthafuckas…”

    Weakest…President…evah!!!

  17. DadCooks says:

    This should remove all doubt that the obola administration has fundamentally changed the Military so that he and his cronies cannot be removed (as he should be for high crimes and misdemeanors, i.e., TREASON) by arrest or coup.

    http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_WOMEN_IN_COMBAT

  18. Lynn says:

    Stolen from Larry Correia post on facebook, “The worst thing about our current administration is that they have so many new problems, that we don’t even have time to gloat about how all our predictions that Obamacare would utterly fail are coming true.”

  19. MrAtoz says:

    This should remove all doubt that the obola administration has fundamentally changed the Military so that he and his cronies cannot be removed (as he should be for high crimes and misdemeanors, i.e., TREASON) by arrest or coup.

    I posted some time back that while I was assigned to the Pentagon (Army side), we did a study on physical standards for combat MOS’s for inclusion of females. We found the standards had to be lowered so far to accommodate the “average” female. We quietly swept the study into the nearest trash can.

    Now I assume the SecDef will drop standards *very* low to make it *fair* for females. You know, like a 20 pound field pack for the Infantry, 1 mile road marches, etc. Females already don’t have to do “7 good Airborne pullups” to qualify for parachute training. My lowest qualifying score on the PT test was the max for females at the time.

    Trump 2016! “I’ll take the females out of combat”

  20. Clayton W. says:

    Remember that mass killing in Texas over the Allah comic exhibition? No? Right, Armed off-duty cop shot him before he got inside. And shot him dead before he could detonate the bomb. When seconds count, and all that.

  21. Roy Harvey says:

    …it’d seem only fair if Americans begin shooting and bombing random fucking moslems.

    We have been doing it in places like Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria for quite a while. The euphemism used for it there is collateral damage.

  22. Roy Harvey says:

    You have shipped 100s of packages with USPS Priority Mail.

    One of the unknowns of the move is the quality of USPS service at the new home. My experience is that each post office is either by-the-book, or by common sense. I am fortunate that I am served by the later, and optimistic that in such a small town RBT will find the same. But it isn’t something you get to choose once you pick where you live.

  23. OFD says:

    Turns out, of course, that the young “devout” moslem couple out there in gun-free-zone Kalifornia were actually organized hadji terrorist scum. What a surprise, eh? Pipe bombs constructed all over the place, ties to groups watched by the Feebies, et. al., all tooled up for their caper, etc.

    So what do our own political scum say? Yup. “Gotta get these guns off the street.” Exactly what their commie counterparts have been saying in Brussels since the Paris event. And the Maoist online rag, Salon, now sez it’s time to dump the Second Amendment; ‘hey, we ban lawn darts; we gotta ban guns now…’

    And a couple of Mrs. OFD’s FaceCrack “friends” have opined pretty much the same; even Mrs. OFD is fed up with them now. There’s just no talking to these people anymore; why bother?

    Molon labe, fummamuckers, molon labe.

  24. dkreck says:

    The fact that this occurred out here in California should support the argument against restrictive gun laws, but never confuse the BS with the facts.

    https://pjmedia.com/trending/2015/12/4/atf-says-weapons-used-in-san-bernardino-shooting-were-illegal-in-california

  25. MrAtoz says:

    I saw the Salon hit piece and chuckled. How can a reasonable person even believe such shit. Unconstitutional, logically false; the low/no information voters will rule the country. Then the shit will really hit the fan. Fortunately, they will die off fast. Starting with Hollyweird libturds in their guarded high towers.

  26. ech says:

    The Army is in the process of upgrading their M2 machine guns to M2A1. As a result, they recently got an M2 into the depot that had a receiver serial number 324, which means it was manufactured in the first year of production, 1921. More here: http://strategypage.com/htmw/htweap/articles/20151203.aspx

  27. MrAtoz says:

    The Attorney General of the United States: I fear for Mooslims, not terroism.

    Thank you, Obuttward, for replacing Holder with a bigger libturd dumbshit. She fears for Mooslim backlash. What a fucking joke. Even if you hate Trump, he’s got to be better than Obuttwad as President.

  28. MrAtoz says:

    Geez.

    “Obama tells CBS News: “You can’t build a border wall” to stop climate change”

    Pander much, Opimpdaddy.

  29. Lynn says:

    “My fridge is listening to me”
    http://www.cringely.com/2015/12/04/my-fridge-is-listening-to-me/

    Really?

  30. DadCooks says:

    The attorney general has decreed that we may no longer discuss that “religion” of “he whose name must not be said”.

    Flush the First Amendment and be prepared for an Executive Order that obola-shes the Second.

    By the way, the triggers for the work place incident in San Bernardino was the utterance of Merry Christmas and his wife’s postpartum depression.

    Keep your powder dry. Locked and loaded.

    BTW: This morning a CNN news babe played a clip where CA Senator Dianne Goldman Berman Feinstein said that if the rest of the United States had California’s gun laws San Bernardino would not have happened. We asked if she knew that San Bernardino was in California, her response was “Oh?”.

    We are being ruled by IDIOTS, but we all already knew that.

  31. OFD says:

    “By the way, the triggers for the work place incident in San Bernardino was the utterance of Merry Christmas and his wife’s postpartum depression.”

    Oh thank goodness, we now have the motivation. Now we just need to splain away the stored pipe bombs and connections to funny groups and organizations and that trip to Soddy Rapia.

    Now we need to dump the Bill of Rights and devote MUCH more of ALL our resources to the GREATEST THREAT to HUMANITY, of course, climateglobbalwarmingchange.

    But MrAtoz cheers me up with his talk of libturds dying first and fastest.

    quam jucundum illo et fabuloso errore in die!

  32. OFD says:

    “We are being ruled by IDIOTS, but we all already knew that.”

    And the constant din of the same types of surnames among the anti-firearms agitprop creeps is a wonder, because they’re the very last people who ought to be spewing this nonsense, in light of certain historical events in Europe not that long ago.

    Then we have the current Noo Yokkuh cover showing an obvious reich-wingnut couple loading their shopping cart with one half-gallon of milk and a small arsenal at an apparent gun store somewhere. Again, peeps in Manhattan ought to be the last sorts of folks holding contempt and loathing for us fascist dupes out here, clinging bitterly to our guns and our religion; isn’t Manhattan the site of other recent historical events?

  33. Lynn says:

    “21 Syrian refugees now set to come to Texas”
    http://www.chron.com/news/article/21-Syrian-refugees-now-set-to-come-to-Texas-but-6675108.php

    In your eye, Texas!

    Oh wait, I live in Texas!

    These people will be on the dole unto the third generation. What the heck are we doing?

  34. dkreck says:

    These people will be on the dole unto the third generation. What the heck are we doing?

    Fostering diversity.

    Things really haven’t gotten so bad. When it does certain troublemakers may find the backlash to not be to their liking.

  35. Lynn says:

    When it does certain troublemakers may find the backlash to not be to their liking.

    Pardon me for being obtuse but who are we talking about?

  36. dkreck says:

    Well there are troublemakers and there are troublemakers. None around here of course.

  37. Lynn says:

    Oh, gotcha. Those troublemakers.

    Yes, I figure the backlash is going to be horrible for both sides. I figure that the number of deaths due to starvation in the first year after the event will be at least half of the nation. People just do not have clue how life will go on without our massive infrastructure up and running.

    And those checks from Uncle Sugar just keep on coming in. One wonders what will happen when they stop.

    One word, run.

  38. MrAtoz says:

    And those checks from Uncle Sugar just keep on coming in.

    Argh! Not my pension!

  39. OFD says:

    Wait–you get a pension? Check yer privilege, kemosabe, lol.

    Come one, come all, ye goat-fucking asses, yearning to breathe gasoline fumes as ye throw thy Molotov cocktails, and the wonderful scent of gunpower as ye heartlessly mow down old men, women and children, shouting praises and adulation to the satanic demon ye worship, probably some ancient manifestation of Baal or Asteroth from a subterranean bat cave in the fucking desert….

    Hey, dunno why anyone’s whining…it was fine and dandy to let in millions of Hispanics from across the southern border over the past decades…what’s the BFD over a few million hadji shitbags?

    Meanwhile the usual media and political suspects have been pedaling furiously to make this latest atrocity NOT a moslem act of terrorism, anything and everything but, of course. And “we gotta get these guns off the street.”

    The immigration, by the way, is deliberate and with malice aforethought; it ties in nicely with the previous gutting of Murkan manufacturing and strategic blue-collar industries, and offshoring Murkan jobs right and left. As tens of millions of Hispanics and hadjis swarm into the country, they’ll be competing for jobs and housing with the existing Murkan population and soon we’ll be having some real interesting times here, as is increasingly so in Europe.

    Blowback is a bitch; and it suits our rulers and the global elites just fine. What will make it interesting is that the narcotrafficante soldiers and the hadji terrorists have the most recent and successful Fourth-Generation warfare creds and experience. A gang of them, as in Paris, could easily shut down any North Murkan city in a matter of minutes. Look what the two Tweedle-dum and Tweedle-dee brothers did to Boston.

    San Berdoo and Paris were probably Beta releases of the next wave. Hold onto yer hats, ladies and germs.

  40. SteveF says:

    Turns out, of course, that the young “devout” moslem couple out there in gun-free-zone Kalifornia were actually organized hadji terrorist scum. … So what do our own political scum say?

    Don’t know what the politoscum are saying, but NPR (to a large extent the mouthpiece of the political scum ruling class) was giving short puff pieces of the victims early this morning, never once mentioning the somewhat vaguely islamic names of the shooters nor their religion nor their contacts with “radical” elements.

    And someone on the radio this afternoon said Trump, despite being a billionaire, has become the voice of (non college educated) disgruntled, working class men in America. This was in the middle of a broader slam on anti-immigrant views, in particular Trump’s.

    My fridge is listening to me

    -shrug- That’s more than I can say for my wife. Though she does open my mail and packages if she gets them before I do.

    loading their shopping cart with one half-gallon of milk and a small arsenal

    As the saying goes, Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms should be a convenience store, not a government agency.

  41. OFD says:

    NPR and associated media are merely party organs for the international socialist brigades. Trump is a pseudo-nationalist and pseudo-populist who would probably do one or two unimportant things differently from Obola or Shrub or Larry Klinton, depending on what the elites tell him to do or not do. The Stupid Half hierarchy will probably still find a way to dump him off the ticket and float the Bush Down’s Syndrome triplet from Floriduh or bring in Bishop Mittens. Either way they’ll still fail against the Cankles Machine, unless she self-destructs somehow between now and then.

    “Though she does open my mail and packages if she gets them before I do.”

    That’s one thing that doesn’t happen around here; mine won’t even open her own email and packages, let alone mine. (mine could blow up or something, so there’s that…) So I have to open those of hers which are clearly bills and dunning notices and bank statements; otherwise they’ll eventually end up in the trash, unopened.

    “…Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms should be a convenience store…”

    It kind of is, in this country, anyway. Booze and ciggies are still huge and would be excellent barter items when SHTF. Esp. if one does not oneself use those products. And firearms? Hahahahah…..even filthy murderous hadji shitbags and fucking loco de cabeza nutjobs can buy or obtain guns any time of day or night. LEGALLY!

    But as I keep saying up here to people; ya gotta have perspective. These are anomalous incidents in a country of 330-million. And each one gets instantly blown all over the media and net and hammered at us for at least 24 hours or so, until the next bullshit story. Usually all lies. They’ve lied outright to us after every single one of these events over the years, and whoever is President lies pretty much constantly and continuously during their term of office. Any functioning and sentient homo sapiens sapiens who listens to or reads this shit and believes it is in need of corrective education and training forthwith. If possible, and I doubt it is for most of the population.

  42. DadCooks says:

    The lawyer for the people who must not be mentioned said that they were framed for the mass shooting and were executed by the police (found in the back of the “truck” with hands handcuffed behind their back and full of bullet holes). How a lawyer can utter such lies, oh wait, that is the definition of a lawyer.

    Buttons are being pushed. Critical mass is not far.

    Citations:
    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/dec/4/syed-farooks-familys-lawyer-uses-sandy-hook-truthe/

    https://www.google.com/search?q=farook+lawyer&num=20&newwindow=1&source=univ&tbm=nws&tbo=u&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjC9ODsp8PJAhUS82MKHVNWAm4QsQQIIw&biw=1366&bih=584

  43. SteveF says:

    In most states, including I’m pretty sure California, the bar’s code of ethics* forbids lawyers from knowingly making any false statements in any kind of official context. However, every one of the ethics statements contains so many weasel words that the statements are pretty well meaningless** and anyway the state bars go after lawyers in breach 0.0% of the time, to a first approximation.***

    * Sure, go ahead and laugh at the idea of an organization of lawyers having ethics.

    ** I’m sure you’re shocked.

    *** Shocked — shocked! — I tell you!

  44. Lynn says:

    San Berdoo and Paris were probably Beta releases of the next wave. Hold onto yer hats, ladies and germs.

    One does wonder if we are getting prepped for a terrorist act in each major city on a frequent basis.

  45. Lynn says:

    And those checks from Uncle Sugar just keep on coming in.

    Argh! Not my pension!

    Ex-mil, you bet your checks will be canceled first. Gotta feed and house those immigrant children.

    In all seriousness, we will all know when things are getting bad as they seize our IRAs, 401Ks, and private pension funds. Just 9.5 years until I get my monthly pension check which is sitting over at Fidelity now. I wonder what $265/month will be worth in 2025?

  46. OFD says:

    “…executed by the police (found in the back of the “truck” with hands handcuffed behind their back and full of bullet holes).”

    The pics I saw right after the caper showed the cops removing one of the deceased shitbags from the vehicle, which had all the glass blown out and multiple bullet holes in it, and the second shitbag lying on the road about fifteen feet from the vehicle, where he’d presumably been making a run for it after tossing pipebombs out the window. I’m sure photos and vids can be faked six ways from Sunday but these looked pretty autentico. Sometimes the cops handcuff corpses to indicate they were under arrest when they get bagged up; maybe the shyster was confused about that. But they weren’t cuffed when I saw those pictures.

    “…a terrorist act in each major city on a frequent basis.”

    That’s gonna be the drill over in Europe this coming season of the usual very cold and snowy Continental winter, when the new shitbag hordes will be grabbing housing, cars, and Euro women at their leisure. We’ll see how they do with all that here, and I’d predict a massive state response.

    “…we will all know when things are getting bad…”

    You mean when things are getting worse; things are bad already. They’ve already been grabbing retirements and pensions and they go after Murkan citizens abroad for their taxes even though they’ve never lived or worked here. In our case up here the IRS made a clerical error, froze our bank accounts and took our money, and we had to fix it ourselves with them and the bank over two weeks and any checks that bounced in the meantime, plus the fees thereof, were on us, tough shit.

    They just do whatever they want to us, anytime they want. This will get MUCH worse.

  47. MrAtoz says:

    More utter dreck from ObolaLynch:

    “Now obviously this is a country that is based on free speech,” she said. “but when it edges towards violence, when we see the potential for someone lifting that mantle of anti-Muslim rhetoric or, as we saw after 9/11, violence against individuals… when we see that, we will take action.”…

    “I think it’s important that as we again talk about the importance of free speech we make it clear that actions predicated on violent talk are not America. They are not who we are, they are not what we do, and they will be prosecuted,” she concluded.

    I hope the biotch doesn’t read this blog or we’re all going to the big house. Goodbye 1st Amendment.

  48. OFD says:

    “…we make it clear that actions predicated on violent talk are not America. They are not who we are, they are not what we do, and they will be prosecuted,” she concluded.”

    I see. This must be why they dug up General Forrest and his wife and moved them out of their graves. He talked kind of violently.

    I guess we’ll have to dig up Thomas Jefferson, Sam Adams, Patrick Henry, Generals Sherman,Grant,Lee,Sheridan,Jackson, George Patton, et.al., prosecute their cadavers in a court of this regime’s tribunals, and hang them. Like the returned Royalists did with Cromwell and several other of the former Roundheads.

    They’ve made it abundantly clear now that they want to, and intend to, do away completely with the Bill of Rights. To me that is blatant and outright treason and I will take steps accordingly.

  49. Ray Thompson says:

    I will take steps accordingly

    And do what? Attempt anything and the IRS, CIA, FBI, NSA, BBB, whatever three letter concoction you can combine will in your face and up your ass so far they will need a flashlight.

    Speaking of flashlights…….

  50. nick says:

    They’ll do away with all of them but the 5th. THAT one, they’re VERY fond of.

    nick

  51. Lynn says:

    “Who’s the dumb one? Obama reacts to Trump climate criticism”
    https://ca.news.yahoo.com/whos-dumb-one-obama-reacts-trump-climate-criticism-151732281.html

    “Republicans seized on his comments as understating the threat of terrorism. Trump, front-runner to be the Republican nominee in the 2016 presidential election, told MSNBC that Obama’s comment was the “one of the dumbest statements I’ve ever heard in politics.””

    Oh my goodness, Trump dissed the anointed one!

    Can we vote today? I am ready.

    Trump! Trump! Trump!

  52. nick says:

    So it’s friday.

    What did you do to prep this week?

    I can’t think of a single thing.

    Oh, I listed a couple of my medical kit bags here. (and in the process, restocked them.)

    Other than that I’m drawing a blank. This week flew by so fast, I’m still spinning in the breeze.

    nick

    Did I do some radio stuff or was that last week?

    Bugger me, this getting old and being sick sucks. (just a cold but my head is scrambled.)

  53. OFD says:

    “And do what? Attempt anything…”

    That, Grasshopper, is on a need-to-know basis, and you don’t need to know. lol.

    Wait–did someone mention FLASHLIGHTS???

    As for the Fifth, they may keep it around but only for themselves. Everything for them and nothing for us.

    “What did you do to prep this week?”

    I replaced the glass on the front of the wood stove, which had got busted in from a falling and burning log inside and cracked all to hell. Taking the broken glass off, taking the door off its hinges, and then replacing the little brackets and screws and glass was CHILD’S PLAY, compared to the task of putting the door back on its hinges. What a gigantic PITA that was!

    I’m also downloading a whole passel of videos from the sheepdogsociety.org concerning firearms, mostly, plus I already downloaded another whole passel of prep e-books from the American Family Protection Association, all in .pdf format. I still have a bunch of shortwave and ham radio vids to watch that I got off the Tube via NetVideoHunter, a nice little FF plugin recommended a while back by our very own Mr. Chuck out there in Tiny Town. He must be wicked busy again, but I hope he got hisself a carry piece and is learning how to deploy it, also a loud dog for Tiny House.

    Also taking the online course for obtaining a CCW from the great Commonwealth of Virginia, which has reciprocity with 32 other states, while making arrangements to get several sets of fingerprint cards done this next week. (FFL has all the paperwork done and I just need the prints; already got nice head-shot photos).

    I’m doing four hours a day with online IT, radio and firearms courses and after the ham licenses will be moving on to study and then do live map reading/land navigation hikes on foot, x-c skis and snowshoes, followed by SHTF community intel, which is already in progress anyway via half a dozen meetings every month at parish, gun range, ham radio club, Legion post and the town hall.

    Signed up additionally for NRA courses (a bunch of this is for refresher purposes, learning any new tech or methods, and to network with meatspace peeps), and will be taking some firearms armorer training on the ARs and Glocks.

    I’m waiting for another rain/snow miserable outside day so I can spend some productive hours in both the cellar and the attic, organizing stuff, laying some flooring down, and building shelves. I’d like to have both of those spaces set up for us by midwinter, as I know from experience the holiday/churchgoing period is gonna suck up a bunch of our time this month.

    Once I get the cellar the way I want it, I’ll put up more shelving and continue loading it with food and wotta storage.

    Mrs. OFD is staying tonight at her mom’s place down in beeyooteeful Shelburne Bay, 30 miles south of here, while her mom is out in Kalifornia with the great-grandchildren; wife has her colleague for this coming week with her, who is from Missouri and has never been to Vermont. So she’ll give her the tour and then drop her off at the hotel and slide back up here Sunday, at which time we’ll put up the plastic sheeting on the back porch. A week’s gig in Vermont, a rare thing. Followed mid-month by a return to the great state of Georgia. And then home for Xmas and New Years.

    “Bugger me, this getting old and being sick sucks. (just a cold but my head is scrambled.)”

    It’s that nasty hot and humid and buggy climate down there, amidst the biological germ soup of TMFP, too many fucking people. A lot of them from Turd World cultures, evidently. Move to the north country and enjoy our shorter growing seasons, long winter nights, blowing ice and snow, and the hauling and stacking of firewood! You’ll be healthier and live longer!

  54. nick says:

    Ha, currently 41F and 85%RH. That is bone chilling cold. My hands, well, they don’t feel good in the cold. Spent a few hours tonight (in a barn, with open doors, only a dozen degrees above ambient) with some of the youth o America that don’t suck. FFA has their holiday fundraiser, Santa in a barn. FFA kids display the animals they are raising. Food is served by the kids in the culinary program, kiddos get to pet livestock, various activities are encouraged- face painting, finger painting, petting livestock, hot chocolate, Santa, hay rides, Frito Pie, bouncy houses….did I mention petting livestock? We petted Crispy Bacon the hog. He’s about 40 pounds now but he’ll be a couple hundred in a while. My littlest one told the nice lady at the Santa photo table “We like pigs, they have meat in them.” My girl!

    There is a group of kids in the country (and in this Country) that are doing alright. They work hard. They have sh!t and a wide variety of other fluids and solids on their boots, pants, and shirts, and they don’t care. They go to church, and do well in school. And they might end up feeding the nation. We see them at the Rodeo and Livestock show. We see them at FFA events. We see them working with and for their parents at a variety of working farms and attractions. We don’t see them on the news.

    It’s a nice anodyne for the constant stream of savages in the media.

    It’s probably our job to make sure there is a place for them when it’s their time, and to do what we can to make sure they get a chance at their time.

    nick

  55. Miles_Teg says:

    Okay Dave, what is the name of the Democrat side of the War Party?

  56. JimL says:

    AFAIK, it’s Stupid and Evil. the GOP is Stupid, and the Dems are Evil.

    And I find a source:
    http://www.redstate.com/diary/barrypopik/2011/04/13/origin-of-stupid-party-evil-party/
    take it as you will. They’re both profiting from war and unrest.

  57. nick says:

    So this is the kind of think I run into sometimes at sales:

    http://www.estatesales.net/TX/Richmond/77407/1059045

    Look at the last 2 pictures.

    That’s a couple thousand dollars of freeze dried.

    unfortunately, it’s priced at a small discount off list, with 25% off of that so I’m guessing about 35% off list. Not a bad deal, but not a steal. Hasn’t sold yet, and discounts are bigger tomorrow, so I might get some preps in this week after all.

    nick

  58. DadCooks says:

    Photo 45 of 48 has some interesting old tools.

  59. nick says:

    Yep, antique woodworking tools are a good prep for some scenarios. Those look like they are ‘wall hangers’ or decor rather than working tools. The drawknife is nice and the one auger could be useful for timber frame construction. The monkey wrenches are useless. The eggbeater drill is handy. I have one I use with the kids, and sometimes I set it up with a countersink bit for cleaning up holes.

    I can’t see it but wooden planes are usually split and useless as tools.

    If the level still has spirit in it, it could be used but modern ones work fine too.

    I’ve got a pretty good collection of hand woodworking tools, if things go that way, but I do have some gaps.

    When they look like this though, they are priced as decorative objects and not working tools, and their modern equivalents are a better choice for the money.\

    nick

  60. dkreck says:

    I have an egg-beater, a brace and a couple of yankee drills. They all go way back, to the grandfathers. The yankees were always good for pilot holes. Unfortunately the springs start to wear out. Before the days of cordless tools the yankee and a 1/4 drill with a driving bit you could but in a whole lot of screws fast.

  61. MrAtoz says:

    I guess ObolaLynch didn’t read this 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals ruling on “thought crimes” before opening her cake-hole about prosecuting people for violent discussions.

    “We are loath to give the government power to punish us for our thoughts and not our actions,” Barrington ruled. “That includes the power to criminalize an individual’s expression of sexual fantasies, no matter how perverse or disturbing.”

    This is all part of our sicko gummint’s plan to totally control every aspect of our lives. If Obola gets his way by denying gun purchases to people on the “no fly list”, what’s next? You got long hair and a beard so…NO GUNS FOR YOU! You’re a Vet so…NO XXX OF ANY KIND FOR YOU!

  62. MrAtoz says:

    Congress should act now and publicly admonish ObolaLynch. Get rid of her!

  63. OFD says:

    “You got long hair and a beard so…NO GUNS FOR YOU! You’re a Vet so…NO XXX OF ANY KIND FOR YOU!”

    Twice guilty. I got the basic pat-down at the airport up here when we were flying down to NJ and PA this past summuh. At Newark they had us empty our pockets, take off our shoes, and I had to swan on through the super-duper hi-tech x-ray or whatever machine, and this was with wife’s “preferred” and frequent fly status. Meanwhile we watched a couple of groups of allegedly late-arriving Afrikan-Murkans bull their way ahead of us all and get waved through with no check at all, plus another group of clearly entitled white ass-hats also claiming a late arrival for their flight. I guess that’s pretty slick; simply show up late and just barely in time to catch the flight and get waved on through. With whatever stuff on your person. And this little bit of security theater doesn’t even count the gaping security holes with the baggage handling and cargo holds. What a colossal joke.

    Once the arch-criminal Holder left office, presumably to a nice lucrative law firm and speaking career, Obola doubled down on criminality and treason and appointed this new beotch to run the show. They intend to do as much damage as possible; the Congress lies impotent, slack-jawed and drooling, legs spread wide, totally useless, when they’re not in fact also stealing from us and lying to us.

    Oh, SCOTUS will save us! It’s wicked important to get a Stupid Party president ’cause he’ll appoint “conservatives” and we’ll be saved! What a hoot! Look again; Scalia and Thomas are getting ready for the pasture and the rest of the Court are friggin’ commie scum. Cankles will appoint two more and then we’ll truly have a commie ruling junta there.

    The war is coming, ladies and germs; all it will take are three or four simultaneous major urban meltdowns, due to whatever, riots, Grid failures, severe weather events, and/or goods distribution system failures. Three or four days with empty shelves, inoperative EBT and ATM cards, dead gas pumps, etc. The ruling State has been just barely able to contain meltdowns after NYC and Katrina; I don’t think they can do that with three or four at once. And when the other major urban areas see what’s going on we’ll have widespread panic. The difference between us and Europe is that our gremlins and goblins are already here. Watch events over there this coming winter and get a bit of a preview for what’s in store for us.

  64. OFD says:

    Speaking of gremlins and goblins who were already here…

    https://westernrifleshooters.wordpress.com/2015/12/05/dethguild-sends-female-muslim-mass-terror-killer-passed-dhs-terrorism-check/

    Fully vetted by the usual alphabet soup of worthless Fed agencies.

    Do you understand yet?

  65. MrAtoz says:

    Da Feds is out to get us!

    Somebody poked Dirty Harry Reid with a stick: “Terrorists…GOP…no fly list…gurgle…weapons…their fault…gurgle. This guy can die none too soon.

  66. OFD says:

    He’s not the only SOB who can die none too soon; the list gets bigger by the hour in this country. Yet None Dare Call It Treason.

    It’s a toss-up question so fah as to whether the regime will have bitten off more than it can chew; some days I think so, yet other days I look around and wonder. Sheeple abound, paying little or no attention to much beyond the standard-issue MSM and their own infantile wants and demands and whining. They won’t last long in the coming Deluge.

  67. nick says:

    Holy crap it’s coming fast and furious:

    HORROR! Two Men Doused With Gas- Set on Fire in Baltimore
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2015/12/horror-two-white-men-doused-with-gas-set-on-fire-in-baltimore-shocking-video/

    BREAKING: London Tube Terror as Knifeman Screaming ‘This Is For Syria’ Slashes Man’s Throat
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2015/12/breaking-london-tube-terror-as-knifeman-screaming-this-is-for-syria-slashes-mans-throat-video/

    London Tube terror as knifeman screaming ‘this is for Syria’ slashes man’s throat before being Tasered by police

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3347632/Tube-terror-knifeman-screaming-Syria-blood-spilled-slashes-man-s-throat-Tasered-police.html

    Cuomo Sends Investigators After Blackout Forces Shutdown Of Nuclear Reactor Near NYC
    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-12-05/cuomo-sends-investigators-after-blackout-forces-shutdown-nuclear-reactor-near-nyc

    And then there is THIS:

    ISIS army of scientists set to wage chemical and biological war on West: Experts warn weapons of mass destruction ‘have been carried undetected’ into Europe Union

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3347671/ISIS-army-scientists-set-wage-chemical-biological-war-West-Experts-warn-weapons-mass-destruction-carried-undetected-Europe-Union.html

    COUPLED WITH THIS from yesterday:

    BREAKING: Five Middle Eastern Men Arrested at MEXICAN BORDER with STEEL CYLINDERS
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2015/12/breaking-five-middle-eastern-men-arrested-at-mexican-border-with-steel-cylinders/

    PAY ATTENTION eyes open.

    nick

  68. nick says:

    shit too many links, went to moderation, breaking in half

    This should be front page news.

    ISIS army of scientists set to wage chemical and biological war on West: Experts warn weapons of mass destruction ‘have been carried undetected’ into Europe Union

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3347671/ISIS-army-scientists-set-wage-chemical-biological-war-West-Experts-warn-weapons-mass-destruction-carried-undetected-Europe-Union.html

    COUPLED WITH THIS from yesterday:

    BREAKING: Five Middle Eastern Men Arrested at MEXICAN BORDER with STEEL CYLINDERS
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2015/12/breaking-five-middle-eastern-men-arrested-at-mexican-border-with-steel-cylinders/

    PAY ATTENTION eyes open.

    nick

  69. nick says:

    And the other more mundane half of the post.

    Holy crap it’s coming fast and furious:

    HORROR! Two Men Doused With Gas- Set on Fire in Baltimore
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2015/12/horror-two-white-men-doused-with-gas-set-on-fire-in-baltimore-shocking-video/

    BREAKING: London Tube Terror as Knifeman Screaming ‘This Is For Syria’ Slashes Man’s Throat
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2015/12/breaking-london-tube-terror-as-knifeman-screaming-this-is-for-syria-slashes-mans-throat-video/

    London Tube terror as knifeman screaming ‘this is for Syria’ slashes man’s throat before being Tasered by police

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3347632/Tube-terror-knifeman-screaming-Syria-blood-spilled-slashes-man-s-throat-Tasered-police.html

    Cuomo Sends Investigators After Blackout Forces Shutdown Of Nuclear Reactor Near NYC
    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-12-05/cuomo-sends-investigators-after-blackout-forces-shutdown-nuclear-reactor-near-nyc

    nick

  70. nick says:

    Does anyone else think the upcoming anniversary of a sneak attack on the US might have some additional risk attached?

    Eyes open.

    nick

  71. OFD says:

    Naw, just more reichwingnut hysteria; these poor people coming in for a better life are just like the Pilgrims on the Mayflower…

    And tomorrow is Pearl Harbor Day; specially poignant for ol’ OFD as that was the day in 1994 that first wife told me she wanted a divorce. Which was completed in 1996 and OFD remarried in 1998. First wife now a hotshot lawyer down in NJ but never remarried; I probably spoiled her for any other men.

    But seriously, yeah, we may be facing some really nasty shit coming up in this country sooner than we think. I’ve been harping and ranting about our lousy borders and national sovereignty for decades and been ignored and blown off repeatedly. There are some very bad actors out there who have access to, or have in their possession, potential WMD, and more bad actors training for terrorist attacks at at least a couple of dozen sites in CONUS that the Feebies allegedly know about and are allegedly watching closely. So how many other sites are there that they DON’T know about?

    If you live in or near a major CONUS city and/or begin noticing an unusual number of hadji types suddenly be-bopping around, I’d be at Condition Orange by now. And taking steps to GTFO, if only temporarily. Up here in Retroville they’d stick out like turds floating in a vanilla milkshake. But then we also have to be concerned with our fellow moronic libtard ass-hats who constantly defend and encourage their existence here, when they should be calling for their complete and utter extermination.

  72. Chuck W. says:

    Lynn says:
    4 December 2015 at 12:50

    “My fridge is listening to me”
    http://www.cringely.com/2015/12/04/my-fridge-is-listening-to-me/

    Really?

    Yeah, really! When I bought the Subaru Outback, made just up the road in Lafayette, Indiana, I had to sign an ‘incriminate me’ clause on the purchase agreement and again on the bill of sale. Seems the Outback has a black box that communicates with Subaru world domination and spying headquarters through their version of ‘On-Star’. The box is constantly recording my GPS position, acceleration, braking, and turning G-forces, and other stuff they monitor in the cabin—and before purchasing, I had to agree that they will provide the information from that black box to law enforcement and insurance companies in the event of any accident the car is involved in. I asked what would happen if I did not sign that. “Then we can’t sell you the car.”

    I really HATE it when somebody says this is the ‘land of the free’. We’ve got plenty of “brave” here, but very little “free” to go around.

    OFD says:
    5 December 2015 at 00:20

    I still have a bunch of shortwave and ham radio vids to watch that I got off the Tube via NetVideoHunter, a nice little FF plugin recommended a while back by our very own Mr. Chuck out there in Tiny Town. He must be wicked busy again, but I hope he got hisself a carry piece and is learning how to deploy it, also a loud dog for Tiny House.

    That plug-in never seems to fail. Love it.

    Yeah, I was just commenting that I need a fulltime job again. Working at several supposedly part-time gigs does not leave me with enough time to get all my personal stuff done. The Thanksgiving holiday has always been the time when I updated all my calendars and their entries for next year, but I spent that weekend in Chicago with my daughter and am now behind the 8-ball on that project. (Did get to eat one of my all-time favorite hamburgers at Hackney’s on Harms in Glenview, just like the old days. Told my daughter that when she was with the baby-sitter on Friday nights, her mom and I were likely at Hackney’s with friends of that era, stuffing ourselves.)

    I still print out a 3-year calendar with holidays for 3 countries with close family, and post that in several places around the house and office for quick reference. Formerly, it has been an MS Publisher document, but I need to convert it to Libre Office, which I am told can open MS Pub files. We’ll soon find out. Still have to organize the calendar date stuff, even though I have completely abandoned the manual calendar and its heavy binder for the modern age of computer and Smartphone apps.

    Really enjoying Google Keep. It is a note-taking app that can be accessed by a browser from anywhere, and is also an app for Android. It is made for keeping lists—even doing reminder alarms for items if desired. I have slowly expanded its use, and it now keeps over a half-dozen lists related to both work and personal. I can enter/alter things either on the computer or using the phone. I learned in college that lists made me incredibly more efficient than memory, and have been a long-time list keeper.

    And yes, I have a carry piece, but no permit for Indiana. It’s the same S&W .38 police special that my dad ALWAYS carried from my earliest remembrances of him. I had a fair amount of range time with that weapon as a teen, but have not been to a range since my firearm-expert brother passed some 25 years ago. Had a lot of fun with him on the skeet range all those years ago. I miss that.

    The thought of moving makes me shiver. I have moved too many times. Gimme a minute to count.

    16 times if I start when living as a kid with my parents. They moved 6 times before I left home. I moved 4 times with my first wife and 3 with the second (including 2 different locations in greater Berlin). Hopefully, there is only one more move left. A close friend who never moved until he was past 70 has moved 5 times in the last 3 years, but believes he is in his final resting place (so to speak). It’s a nice tenement condo with underground parking, no yard work or snow shoveling, with floor to ceiling windows overlooking woods, and a fireplace. It has inspired me to get moving faster on Tiny House.

    Even though most of you know that I worked in TV for 38 years (and then a fair amount of freelance), I have not owned a TV since we moved to Germany in 2001. Thinking about getting a TV and using it with Roku (which is Internet-streamed). Although I was on top of the San Bernardino shooting, some recent news events have passed me by. Even during our last years in Boston, I only watched TV for occasional news, a few BBC programs we taped delayed, and the occasional movie.

    Staying up tonight to watch the radio automation cross over midnight. It has 3 “log machines”, which means we can have music in one log and all announcements in another, and switch between them at specified times. That eliminates about an hour’s work of timing out 24 hours so things stay on time when using just one log. Almost all radio stations have abandoned “hard-timing” and run things with what automation calls “make-next”. So my experiment throws in “make-next” breaks at 17, 37, and 57 past the hour—whatever is running finishes and the break then plays next. A legal ID has to run between 5 ’til and 5 after the hour, and this method has never failed to get it in before 5 after, even though it is ‘flexible’ timing. Both logs just successfully loaded the next day, so I can go to bed now.

  73. OFD says:

    Be careful with the ammo you run through that .38, Mr. Chuck; I’m guessing its age won’t let it digest the +P ammo nicely and could cause problems. If you upgrade to a .357 you can run any .38, .38+P or .357 loads through it; wadcutters for practice and hot JHP loads for self-defense. With a good set of front and rear sights, a solid belt and holster combination (don’t underestimate the importance of the belt) and Bob’s yer uncle.

    No more new vehicles for us; the 2011 Toyota RAV4 is the most modern vehicle we’ve ever owned and doesn’t have all that tracking shit in it. From now on, older vehicles without the computer chips; I’ll be looking around for an older 4WD V8 pickup truck soon. Not that this will stop the infernal tracking stuff that goes on and is getting worse; noticed a camera atop a traffic light earlier today at an intersection up here. But I figure to at least make their job harder and really EARN our tax dollars, lol.

    How many times have I moved, not counting mil-spec time? Four times as a kid with my family and twenty times since then. We’re going out of this house feet-first when the time comes.

    On the tee-vee: we’ve had a Western Digital hard drive hooked up to it with a slew of shows and movies on it; then we moved to streaming stuff from the Winblows 8 box upstairs, which we could still do if we wanted; and we’ve had the Roku 3 on it and used it for a while but not recently. We liked it well enough and watched streamed stuff from the pooter and Netflix but the novelty wore off (we hadn’t had any tee-vee at all for seven years). Last year we got Comcast on it, mainly for my stupid addiction to the NFL season, and I thought I’d be watching more gun shows but that hasn’t panned out, primarily ’cause it’s shitloads of advertising. Which of course dominates the other channels, too; any given half-hour show has at least ten minutes of loud-ass, obnoxious commercials, same ones, over and over again. I dunno how anybody stands it, like most Murkan derps are reputed to do every day and night. Once the Super Bowl has been and gone, that will be it for us until next fall. Unless I can kick the habit.

    And we’re really biblioholics anyway; wife goes through half a dozen books a week, reading one at a sitting; I have a dozen running at any given time and read bits of them every day of the week. And we listen to the radio, mainly classical and oldies, and CDs, mainly Baroque for me, and Celtic stuff for her. And we’re now moving into the Holiday formerly known as Christmas, so I have several dozen appropriate recordings. I also have, via streaming from the pooter, a bunch of H.P. Lovecraft and Bob Rivers parody Xmas songs. (“It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Fishmen,” “Death to the World,” “The Restroom Door Said “Gentlemen,” etc.)

  74. nick says:

    @chuck, you can watch the news on your computer. You will find that there is very little actual info in the news. 22 minutes in the half, 5-8 for entertainment news, 8-12 for sports, short national, very short international, tiny local, 2-4 mins for weather, 2-4 mins for remote standup (for perp walk, or pools of blood or water) 2 mins of feel good.

    The nationals are worse, in that their programming is almost all talk and editorial. CNN doesn’t do news, they do people TALKING about the news. Headline News? Can’t find them on my cable, may not even be on anymore, and the last time I watched, it was the whole list above jammed into 22 minutes.

    In any large scale event, unless they are already there covering it for another reason, there is no info, no pictures, they are OUTSIDE the event horizon. Ferguson coverage was an exercise in frustration. Same crowd outside where the news vans were parked for hours on end, while the city burned, unseen. Local flood coverage was similar. NO real pix of damage, flooding, rescues, refugees, anything at all, just ‘reporters’ talking to anchors, mostly about what other ‘reporters’ were doing.

    All the dramatic pix, all the real data, was coming in on social media, “citizen journalists”, rioters, bystanders all posting pix and commentary from RIGHT THERE. Networks were mostly running screenshots from social media.

    So if you want news, you won’t find it on tv.

    nick

  75. nick says:

    @ofd, TIVO. It’s the only way to watch tv. I haven’t watched a commercial since I got it in ’04 or ’05. Their new model looks interesting, as the commercial skip is built in, but old models like my series 3 had a code you could enter. It enabled a 30 second skip with one button press. Commercial starts, hit that 4 times, back into your show. Never see more than a blip. I do it reflexively now. And the pause button lets the wife and I talk over or about the show without missing the show.

    For gun shows, I like The Best Defense (available online too) and Shooting USA, both on the outdoor channel. Some people might like History’s Guns with Joe Montagnia but I find it hit or miss. (There are 2 shows both called shooting USA in the programming guide, one is just trick shots and while a bit interesting, is really not that interesting. The other Shooting USA- confusingly by the same guys, is a weekly magazine show that covers shooting sports and defense.) The Guns and Ammo produced shows generally don’t hold my interest and I’ve stopped watching them.

    nick

  76. nick says:

    Eh, bedtime.

    nick

  77. Ray Thompson says:

    any given half-hour show has at least ten minutes of loud-ass, obnoxious commercials, same ones, over and over again. I dunno how anybody stands it, like most Murkan derps are reputed to do every day and night

    Comcast DVR. Record most shows and then fast forward or skip through the commercials. When watching live shows just press pause, get up and go to the kitchen, bathroom, Walmart or whatever. When you get back just skip through the commercials.

    Advertisers are surely not liking this and I suspect are pushing for legislation to make commercial skipping illegal where DVR’s and such will be required to recognize some code in the broadcast stream that indicates a commercial start and disables the fast word or skip function.

  78. JimL says:

    We cut the cable about 8 years ago – when we realized that the prices were going up & up, while the value of the content was going down. As Mr. Nick notes, all the best news is available via social media. I follow a few informative folks, and they almost always provide links to the most informative content, wherever it may be.

    As for commercials – I’ve given up. I pay Netflix, Amazon and Hulu for content, and don’t see commercials. Those few times I watch OTA TV, the commercials make me nuts.

    As our host has noted in the past – commercial television is dead. I’m already paying directly for the content I want to watch. As it should be. Between entertainment (what I want and when I want) and information (via people actually there, telling us what’s really happening), who needs commercials anymore? They just don’t realize how dead they are.

  79. Miles_Teg says:

    Chuck wrote:

    I had to agree that they will provide the information from that black box to law enforcement and insurance companies in the event of any accident the car is involved in. I asked what would happen if I did not sign that. “Then we can’t sell you the car.”

    What’s wrong with walking away?

  80. JimL says:

    Or disabling the upload? It is, after all, yours once you’ve purchased it.

  81. dkreck says:

    Or disabling the upload? It is, after all, yours once you’ve purchased it.

    Voids the warranty.

  82. JimL says:

    Bastards.

  83. MrAtoz says:

    Every toob show I watch is Netflix or torrented. Live TV is for the fems to prevent rioting. I use Apple stuff for automated torrenting and streaming.

  84. OFD says:

    Thanks for the tips on Tivo and the Comcast work-around; we don’t watch, and don’t intend to watch, very much in the way of tee-vee shows. Most we do is the NFL season for me and wife might watch something once in a blue moon, maybe the Jeopardy shows coming up if she gets called to go on the show.

    Agreed on the worthlessness of tee-vee, and quite frankly most radio nooz. Real news is on the net, and failing that, the other radio alternatives. If we don’t have net we better have other comm ready to go and know how to use it.

    Some people on the net did a nice live intel collecting exercise in the Ferguson AO when it was happening and put it online during and right after it. It was orders of magnitude better than the regular nooz media, complete with pics and real-time vids, map overlays, chapter-and-verse on LE and mil-spec units there, etc.

    But like I say, if the net goes down, either through Grid-down or the State shutting it down, the only way we’d get remote intel from an event like Ferguson or Paris or San Berdoo is via other ham operators in those areas and/or shortwave, maybe. This means, of course, we have to have the capability ourselves to at least listen to this stuff; batteries, battery chargers, antennas, etc. I’m looking into solar as a means of charging up a generator or batteries for that sorta thing, in case, for example, gasoline or propane or kerosene are not available for some odd reason.

  85. SteveF says:

    I haven’t had cable in about 17 years. I’d continued to pay for it after my first wife moved out, because my preschooler kid watched several shows when he was with me, and without my soon-to-be-ex-wife’s constant spending I barely noticed the cost.* However, when Time-Warner paid off made a convincing pitch to the local officials to become the monopoly cable company they screwed something up and cut the signal and claimed I owed several months’ fees plus interest and penalties. It wasn’t worth arguing with them, so I used the money to rent and buy videos for the kid every month. Good job, Time-Warner!

    * Strange but true, I’m generally rolling in dough when I’m not married and generally living hand-to-mouth when I’m married. Someone less blatantly stupid than I might be able to figure out what to do about this pattern.

  86. Chuck W. says:

    My first wife was a hand-to-mouth situation, but second was a financial genius: at the end of the year, we actually had more money than we made. When she passed, I pulled out the sock where she stashed cash, and there was nearly 5 grand in US cash, and about the same in Euro. I miss her dearly.

    Last TV I owned was a CRT, so part of my odd interest in getting one after 14 years with none, is the intrigue of never having had a flat panel. Last time I worked in a control room was 2004 and they still used CRT’s for monitors (although the edit suites had flat panels by then). I really do not know what has come over me, because while in Chicago, I went with daughter to the final of the Hunger Games movies (I have seen the first and last). I really, REALLY cannot take shaky cams, and the last two movies I have seen in a theater were both shot all hand-held. It is not a matter of changing tastes, it is motion sickness for me—which I suffered severely from as a kid, before I was tall enough to see out the windows while moving. At my first TV station, they fired a photographer who refused to take the 2 minutes to set up a tripod; he always insisted on sitting in a chair with the camera over his shoulder, as was done if on the run (or walk) back then. ESPECIALLY with big screens, the kids today who hand-hold for professional work, ought to be slapped, or whipped, or something.

    I was called out as an old fart the other day by a 20-something when I complained that it is now common to misuse the past tense in language to accompany a perfect tense when the past participle should be used. “Language changes, old man; move with the times and forget it.” I once worked for a boss who judged a person’s intelligence by their ability to spell. I am beginning to feel about misuse of grammar the same as he did. Was in a restaurant the other day and the waitress said, “We ain’t got no soup today.” How do you get a high school degree (which I know she has) and talk like that? My paternal grandmother only went through 5th grade, and that grandfather only went to 8th and neither of them spoke like that.

    The whole problem with broadcasting—both radio and TV—is that it has been turned over entirely to salesmen and taken away from creatives. Those sales people really believe that commercials constitute programming. Even the NAB (National Association of Broadcasters), who used to define commercials as “program interruptions” now call them “stopsets” in radio and “interstitials” in TV. No dammit; they are program interruptions, and every study on the planet says that is exactly how all audiences perceive them! But those sales guys now in charge think that people actually tune in to watch commercials, and because the US rates quarter hours, instead of minute-by-minute like all other countries, they claim ratings prove their point as quarter hours stuffed with commercials often rate higher than other quarter hours with fewer commercials. In countries where every minute is rated, there is no question people try to reject commercials.

    But, as SiriusXM is proving, people do not want to pay for content on more than one service. If they pay for XM, then they will not pay for Spotify, Pandora, Apple Music, or anything else. Same is true for TV. If they pay for HBO, they will not (at least at this point) also pay for Netflix or any other subscription service. So far, nothing beats ad-supported programming, but the current masters of that medium are killing the goose by cramming in commercial loads that were considered illegal 40 years ago. Kind of like the old usury laws that, once lifted, saw interest rates rise quickly to mob-loaned proportions.

  87. OFD says:

    “… I’m generally rolling in dough when I’m not married and generally living hand-to-mouth when I’m married. Someone less blatantly stupid than I might be able to figure out what to do about this pattern.”

    +1,000

    My two married brothers report the same phenomena. We must all be complete imbeciles.

  88. nick says:

    “e by cramming in commercial loads that were considered illegal 40 years ago. ”

    And don’t get me started on the ‘lower thirds’ which have expanded almost to lower HALFs during some shows. Then there was the channel ‘bug’ in another corner, which morphed into a message about other shows, and now is animated and comes and goes in a way you can’t ignore.

    Any show that has these elements better be REALLY compelling or I’ll reject it just for the obnoxiousness.

    Which means I haven’t watched network shows in years.

    nick

    (I still SEE them, but I don’t watch them.)

  89. SteveF says:

    “Language changes, old man; move with the times and forget it.”

    I’d respond “Language changes but stupid is forever.”

  90. nick says:

    “Drive safe!”

    nick

  91. nick says:

    “Work Safe!”

    n

  92. nick says:

    “He pleaded to a lesser charge.”

    “She lighted the candle.”

    n

  93. OFD says:

    Yes, language changes, and no language more than English proves this, but it still holds true that if you talk and write like a fucking yahoo cretin, you will be tagged as such forever by people who count.

  94. nick says:

    Surprisingly the Daily Mail is using the correct (well, less wrong) “assault-style weapons” in their headlines.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3348328/The-baby-faced-nerd-bought-assault-style-weapons-childhood-best-friend-Syed-Farook-checked-mental-hospital-hours-office-party-massacre.html

    And in the photos, you can see actual “clips”.

    Shocking, I know.

    n

  95. ech says:

    Headline News? Can’t find them on my cable, may not even be on anymore, and the last time I watched, it was the whole list above jammed into 22 minutes.

    Headline News is now “HLN”, and seems to be talk shows, true crime stories, and the current trial of the month.

  96. OFD says:

    Have the corpses of the two hadji perps out in San Berdoo been hung up by their heels at the place of their crime yet and put on display? No?

    No further questions, then. We’re not serious about fighting these people.

  97. Chuck W. says:

    ech says:
    6 December 2015 at 13:15

    Headline News is now “HLN”, and seems to be talk shows, true crime stories, and the current trial of the month.

    Kind of like The Weather Channel morphing into paid programs and anything but a forecast when you need it. If Al Roker is not in the building, forget about getting a weather forecast.

    SteveF says:
    6 December 2015 at 12:48

    I’d respond “Language changes but stupid is forever.”

    What a great line! You and OFD really were twins separated at birth.

  98. OFD says:

    “You and OFD really were twins separated at birth.”

    Difficult, as he’s ten years younger than me. He’s kinda like my little brother, who is also ten years younger than me. Mean buggers, both of them. Not like kindly old Grandpa OFD.

  99. MrAtoz says:

    Did you ever see the movie “Twins”, Sir OFD?

  100. SteveF says:

    Did you ever see the movie “Twins”

    Didn’t the older twin get all the good stuff and the younger one got all the junk? I protest the implication of your statement!!!!

  101. OFD says:

    Goddammit, twins are born at the same friggin’ time! I ain’t a twin wid anybody out there! A doppleganger, maybe; consult Mr. Chuck on the translation.

    And I ain’t a “sir,” neither; I’m a fuckin’ human being!

  102. SteveF says:

    OFD, if only you had read more science fiction, you would know that with sufficiently advanced technology, twins born years apart are not only possible, they are virtually certain in the fullness of time … or of time travel.

  103. MrAtoz says:

    I’m a fuckin’ human being!

    lol and Twins aren’t always born at the same time Senor.

  104. Robert Bruce Thompson says:

    I think the record is close to a year apart.

  105. nick says:

    ok, so I went to the sale I posted above. It’s the last day, discounts were 50% and a phone call assured me there was still storage food there.

    And there was. I printed Rainy Day’s price list, so I could look at the pricing.

    From the arrangement of cans it was clear that someone had cherry picked some of the stuff, and from the labels I could determine what was missing.

    The homeowner had ordered 2 of the standard unit, one year, one person. Link here,

    http://rainydayfoods.com/standard-unit.html

    “Standard 1 Year Unit consists of 11 cases of 6 #10 cans consisting of fruits, vegetables, cooking aids, imitation meats, grains, dairies and drinks, 1 case of 6 #2.5 cans consisting of bouillons, salt, and leavening , an allocation sheet and a You Can Have Your Food Storage and Eat it Too cookbook. This unit can supply 1104 calories per day for one person. It is recommended wheat, beans and rice be added. To find individual calories for each product check out the additional information on each product which will include number of servings. This is a great way to get started on your food storage program.”

    And they added 6 gal buckets of bulk grains, mainly wheat and some beans.

    All of the 6 gal buckets were still there.

    Prices were supposed to be discounted from list. Cans and buckets were all priced individually. Most were a dollar or 2 under list, some were MORE than list. Even with 50% off, they were still expensive for what you get.

    So here are the prepper lessons learned.

    Know your pricing when buying at estate sales, or auctions. Don’t assume it’s cheaper.

    Package deals like this are NOT really well thought out or adequate for your needs. Note above where it figures 1100 calories per day. That’s starving. Adding beans helps but man…

    Packages like this include canned versions of stuff you can buy at the store, for LOTS less. Examples would be salt, baking powder, sugar. Super expensive in a pack like this.

    Canned macaroni? Canned spagetti? @$12/can????

    All of the meat substitute textured vegetable protein was left… NO ONE wants that crap. It was a big part of the package.

    No one wanted the wheat berries either. And they are pretty pricey. For the same money, you can buy flour, store it, and throw it away every 2 years. And you need to process the berries before use. How many of your 1100 calories are you gonna spend hand grinding wheat?

    The mix of ingredients left me wondering if the cookbook had sample meals to use it all. And the #10 cans would leave a lot of leftovers, or food to be used soon once opened, on a per person basis. 72 egg equivalents is not a year supply for me…

    So, think hard about what you need and expect from dehydrated or freeze dried long term storage food. If you’re stocking a bunker, a package like this is a starting point. If you figure you can rotate or replace every 2 to 5 years, you don’t need 25 yr storage at this cost premium. And while it’s better than nothing, and makes an OK panic buy, it is not a panacea.

    Also, think about what happens to your preps after you are gone. None of us is gonna last forever.

    nick

    BTW, there is very little evidence this guy did any other prepping. Food is better than no food, but it’s not all there is….

    Oh, notice too how hard it is to figure out how many meals of what foods you are actually getting…

  106. Dave says:

    I think the record is close to a year apart.

    Actually, the record is 87 days:

    http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/real-life-stories/miracle-twins-born-record-87-1857782

  107. OFD says:

    I am a very old fart and will continue to maintain the following:

    Twins are born the same friggin’ day. Any longer times and they’re not legit twins.

    A football player needs to get his whole body across the goal line for a touchdown; none of this waving the ball vaguely at one of the pylons as he flies by, or the point of the ball barely touches the chalk while he’s stretched out behind it.

    The Incumbent in the WH is a lying sack of commie shit; he started rapping about the alleged perversion of genuine Islam with the scum out in San Berdoo and then moved right into gun control. Cocksucker.

  108. lynn says:

    The Incumbent in the WH is a lying sack of commie s***; he started rapping about the alleged perversion of genuine Islam with the scum out in San Berdoo and then moved right into gun control.

    I am curious, what did you expect?

    I keep on telling you, Obola will be Mullah Obala when he leaves office.

  109. SteveF says:

    Twins are born the same friggin’ day. Any longer times and they’re not legit twins.

    Check your privilege, you racist! Irish Twins can be born up to 11 3/4 months apart.

  110. SteveF says:

    Obola will be Mullah Obala when he leaves office

    They can call him anything they like, so long as he leaves feet-first within the next 13 months.

  111. OFD says:

    “I am curious, what did you expect?”

    True. Still pisses me off. I can’t wait for the day all these bastards get their wish and start living under Sharia.

    I’m off to check my privilege now, lol. Actually I’m off to watch the Steelers/Colts game for a while as I leaf through the WRTH Handbook; they give nice reviews to a couple of pricey antennas, I see.

  112. ech says:

    Kind of like The Weather Channel morphing into paid programs and anything but a forecast when you need it.

    And the new CEO of TWC is junking the reality shows for more forecasts in the face of declining ratings. Morphing cable channels is not new. A&E and Bravo were supposed to be arts programming. Now they are anything but. MTV morphed into reality shows and doesn’t play music videos. Some of this is driven by market demand, some by the people that built the channels getting promoted and their replacement changing direction to put a personal stamp on the channel.

  113. ech says:

    BTW, there is very little evidence this guy did any other prepping. Food is better than no food, but it’s not all there is….

    Family might have scarfed up the other stuff. Plus, having an estate sale company handle gun/ammo sales might be legally problematic.

  114. nick says:

    It’s true that family gets the stuff they want (which is right and correct) but the personality of the estate is usually pretty clear. In some ways, we are defined by our stuff and our stuff defines us.

    In TX anyway there is no problem with the estate company selling the guns and ammo. A couple of years ago, if the sale advertised guns, there would be people lined up at 4 am, and the first guy thru the door would usually buy every gun. Now there are sometimes guns and ammo left on the second day. Sellers don’t know how badly prices have collapsed, so they want more than the market can bear. They usually find a buyer eventually, and it’s a private party sale. No paperwork, which some people are willing to pay a small premium for.

    The ammo is usually priced at a small discount from Academy’s online pricing, but it is usually more than Cheaper Than Dirt, or some of the other online sellers. So, grab a box or 2, but rarely time to stock up. Gun safes are ridiculously high. They are not worth what was paid for them, that is certain.

    nick

    added, one other general note, if you have a safe, get the combo to whoever is holding your will. Save your heirs a ton of trouble. And a key organizer, like a business card folder, wouldn’t go amiss either.

  115. MrAtoz says:

    In some ways, we are defined by our stuff and our stuff defines us.

    So Mr. SteveF’s collection of sex dolls says…wut?

  116. nick says:

    says “squeak”, “hsssssssss”

    n

  117. Dave says:

    So the President’s big ideas in the wake of the California terrorist act are to keep people from the terrorism watchlist from buying guns, and to make the long guns used illegal under federal law instead of just illegal under California law.

    Is this the same government watchlist that had 72 DHS employees on it in August? Is this the same government watchlist where 40% of the people who have no know terrorist affiliation. More importantly, when was the last time someone on the watchlist committed a terrorist act?

  118. SteveF says:

    Dang it, I knew I shouldn’t have let those pictures get onto the internet!

  119. Miles_Teg says:

    OFD wrote:

    “…nutballs and moslems, but I repeat mysel…”

    Not exactly. Not all nutballs are moslems.

  120. Miles_Teg says:

    nick wrote:

    “Sellers don’t know how badly prices have collapsed, so they want more than the market can bear.”

    How come gun and ammo prices have collapsed?

  121. nick says:

    Supply has exceeded demand.

    That may quickly change with new panic buying. But until a week ago, prices were dramatically down. Retail on a new Smith and Wesson Military and Police AR15 was as low as $550. You couldn’t find ANY ARs at $900 not so long ago.

    There are a lot of quality rifles, well accessorized, for $650.

    Pistol prices have dropped too, and .40cal pistols are flooding into the used market.

    All the manufacturers ramped up production to meet demand, and overshot. This new attack may suck up excess inventory, or it may not. We’ll see.

    If there is more talk of confiscation, look for a big increase in prices for private party sales, (ie, no .gov transfer paperwork.) Expect someone to get in trouble for acting as a dealer without a license (for making too many private sales.)

    nick

    (there are stories already that some retailers have jacked prices on ammo, if not guns.)

  122. OFD says:

    “… and .40cal pistols are flooding into the used market.”

    The cops and military are doubling down now on the nines and dumping off all their forties.

    “If there is more talk of confiscation, look for a big increase in prices for private party sales…”

    And more “home-brew” firearms made with 3D printing technologies, power drills and routers, etc.

  123. DadCooks says:

    This weekend the crowds at the counter at my two preferred gun shops ran at least three deep. Ammo was running low, unavailable for folks who have not purchased a gun from them and for the first time in awhile a limit on what the regulars could buy. One of my shops has a 10 lane indoor range, usually you can get a lane in a reasonable amount of time but all lanes booked solid through next weekend.

    It looks like Santa is going to be well armed this year so Bob had better think about giving him pass this year. Anyway, Bob and Barbara need to get that new home settled.

  124. OFD says:

    As we all know by now, Dear Leader is the absolutely best firearms salesman of recorded human history; hats off!

    Thanks, Barry!

  125. nick says:

    My local asked me if I could cover some shifts.

    N

  126. OFD says:

    Boy, I’d be glad to cover some shifts with any of the locals up here! I can run a friggin’ cash register, carry chit out to they car fo dem, and talk shop all night long.

  127. nick says:

    Well, as it happens, I’ve got actual work for the next two weeks. No time for sales.

    Nick

  128. Alan says:

    Kind of like The Weather Channel morphing into paid programs and anything but a forecast when you need it.

    My cable system recently dropped The Weather Channel and replaced it with AccuWeather – now we can actually get a weather report. No more Jim Cantore getting soaked in the latest (fake) “named” storm…

  129. nick says:

    heh, here’s a story about maggot therapy. If they follow up with leach therapy, we’ll known they are reading here, or the world has more syncronicity than we think.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3350061/Teabags-filled-maggots-heal-chronic-wounds-Larval-therapy-targets-dead-infected-tissue.html

    nick

  130. OFD says:

    We talked about maggots and leeches at my last vets group meeting; they’re sterile, evidently, and still in use for legit medical purposes.

  131. nick says:

    Huh, and here is the pricey .gov version of what I mentioned the other day, having a duffel full of mass casualty treatment.

    http://soldiersystems.net/2015/12/05/tssi-introduces-the-rolling-mass-casualty-kit/

    Turns out there IS a lot of synchronicity going around.

    nick

    actual url. lots of cool toys at that site

    http://store.tssi-ops.com/p-34889-tacops-rolling-mass-casualty-kit.aspx

    Contents list is a good reference

    added- the smaller version is $3100 USD

    http://store.tssi-ops.com/p-622-tacops-mass-casualty-response-kit.aspx

  132. nick says:

    Question for anyone with a trauma bag, blow out kit, etc.

    Got KID SIZED gear?

    nick

  133. OFD says:

    Kid-sized trauma gear? Being a dumbass, that hadn’t even occurred to me. Yikes. And we’ll need duplicates, of course, for all vehicles, house, vacay home on the shore, and EDC bags, go-bags, gun bags, etc.

    Did that sound snarky? Mighta been. After a while one understands the phrase “prepper fatigue.” Trying to be ready for every conceivable situation, issue and problem, in duplicate and triplicate. And STILL not ever be up to snuff on it all.

    Right now, any kids I run across in my travels or outside the front door here who need major trauma care immediately are gonna have to make do with me stopping the bleeding however I can and calling an ambulance. Once SHTF and no ambulances are coming anymore he or she will still have to take their chances with less than MD- or EMT/Paramedic-level care.

    Another question for trauma kit owners: do youse know how to use the stuff in a pinch? This goes for gun owners, too; that nifty nine you bought? Know how to take it apart, reassemble it, clean it, hit moving targets in low-light conditions, weak hand, draw from whatever wherever, etc.?

    Got enough ammo for it? Go to the range weekly? Doing daily PT so you can duck and dodge and run and gun and use cover and concealment now that you’re wearing big boy pants?

    Pretty soon it’s another 40-hour-week job.

  134. nick says:

    I hear you OFD. But I’ve got a 4 yo and a 6 yo in the state school system. Beslan is my nightmare scenario. Not living without power. Living without my kids.

    And yeah, I only just last week realized that any mass casualty response is not gonna have any kid sized gear. I rewatched the israeli bandage demo, and some tourniquet videos and they really aren’t sized for kids. Or women for that matter. They are all designed for soldiers, who are within a size range and usually physically fit. I might be able to get the israeli bandage to work on a 10 yo’s leg, but probably not an arm.

    So I’m looking at these:

    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AB1BFSE/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=2DTWLREC7ES0J&coliid=I381MG3CVGNNGU

    Prepper fatigue is real. The task can look huge, especially starting from zero.

    I fight it by using a ‘panic buy’ to ‘catch up’ or get something in place when I find a gap I really need to fill. Then I learn to use it to a basic level. Can’t use it if you don’t have it, no matter what your skill level, so I get it first. Then get some familiarity. Get some more in-depth training/skill/experience some time later, when you have time and can. That’s one of the reasons I like and recommend CERT training. It’s a broad, shallow intro to many aspects of disaster prep. Some of it resonates, and it’s easier to explore those aspects.

    For me it goes- awareness, basic coverage, basic familiarity, more in depth familiarity, comfort level of competence. There can be time between each step, and in some cases A LOT of time. Like it’s been 7 years since I started medical preps, and I’m finally hoping to get the EMT training. (and that might not happen this spring due to schedule conflicts)

    I’ve been a casual shooter for 30 years. Only got time behind some other handguns and formal training in the last couple of years. No formal training with the rifles or shotty. I can run my glock blindfolded. No where near that with the new rifle. Need a bunch of training and practice. Can’t find the time.

    Had my General license for years. Still haven’t had a QSO on HF. Listen every week, no talkie. Still learning bunches about radio. Still gearing up for additional modes.

    Your progress reports have you moving steadily in a whole bunch of areas at the same time. Mine are more fits and starts, with brief concentrations or bursts of effort, and skipping around from area to area. For my brain and personality, the short focus and differing focus helps to fight against the fatigue. It may not be the most efficient method, and I’m not even sure it works for me, but it seems to. (And with the caveat that in some ways it’s become a full time job for me.) My hope is that each time I revisit one area, I lift it up one more step. Some are pretty low, some are pretty high.

    If you need a break, take one. Come back refreshed and rededicated. The goal is worthwhile.

    nick

  135. OFD says:

    Thanks for the reasonable and informative response to my miserable late-night rant. This week I’m mainly just working on online courses and getting the house ready some more for our northern winter. Stacking firewood eats up some time and effort and I find that at 62 I can do it in short bursts while taking frequent breaks. Gotta put all the summer tools away and get to working on cellar and attic rehab and organization in the coming months, too.

    Back to it…

  136. Robert Bruce Thompson says:

    I completely understand OFD’s rant. All of us are constrained by time, money, spousal approval, etc. etc. One can only do so much, and there are lots of opportunity costs involved.

    A wise commander thousands of years ago commented that no battle plan survives contact with the enemy, and that’s true whether the enemy is human or simple a series of unfolding events. None of us could ever be completely prepared even if our time and budgets were unlimited. We just do the best we realistically can and hope for the best.

  137. MrAtoz says:

    Our condo buy is going to go through, but mucho paperwork for the VA. That means only a 30 supply of food and water (since we bought early, we get a free storage area) and bug out stuff when the Zombie Strippers attack. I’m going to try and modularize the 30 day supply so it will go in my truck quickly.

  138. OFD says:

    “…but mucho paperwork for the VA.”

    LOL! TELL me about it! We did that gig over three years ago and we still remember the endless paperwork, email, phone calls, etc., etc. The first time we failed; went OK the second attempt but man, what a long haul of bullshit to go through. Stick with it, hombre, it’s just like being back in the Army or whichever branch.

    You still got the potential bug-out site in Leavenworth? Yeah, get the stuff organized for quick exit via truck. And meanwhile do the research on GTFO from there in a hurry not using the main drags if possible. Also it might be worthwhile to stockpile stuff at that other location. Got anyone else that might make such a trip with y’all if and when the time comes?

  139. MrAtoz says:

    We still have the Leavenworth location (not the prison, lol).

    MrsAtoz was even accepting of purchasing a small house in OR, WA (yes, they are commie States now, but some of the locations were great) or somewhere by a large body of aqua. We’d have two bug out locations. I’d make sure to arrive with loaded shotguns for any renters or squatters. Shoot first, ask questions later.

  140. Lynn says:

    Our condo buy is going to go through, but mucho paperwork for the VA. That means only a 30 supply of food and water (since we bought early, we get a free storage area) and bug out stuff when the Zombie Strippers attack.

    Do you own the storage area? Is it on your floor or outside?

    What are you going to do when the MZBs (mutant zombie bikers) attack? They can probably keep up with your truck.

  141. MrAtoz says:

    Yes, we own the storage as a benny. The parking garage is stacked up next to the tower and our storage and 1st parking spot are on the same floor 20 feet from the entrance. Sweet!

    I guess I’ll have to deploy my new drone to distract the MZB’s.

  142. SteveF says:

    my miserable late-night rant

    It’s not a true old-man rant until you start yelling about Nessie, Champ, or Bigfoot dressing up in a Girl Scout uniform and coming to your door to ask for money.

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