Monday, 7 November 2016

09:02 – With one day left until the election, we’re settled in here, awaiting developments. Federal authorities have said there’s a heightened likelihood of attacks by muslim scum in Texas, Virginia, and New York today, and there have been other calls by muslim scum leaders to attack tomorrow to disrupt the election. Authorities are also on heightened alert nationwide for attacks by BLM scum, progressive scum, and other scum. Just as an aside, I noticed a possible solution yesterday when I picked up a bottle of household cleaner. Right there on the label it says, “Removes Scum”.

There’s been a lot of talk about how this election has meant the death of the MSM. No one on either side believes them any more. They’re talking to themselves and precious few other people. But this election may also mean the death of political polling organizations, whose results have been all over the map. Many people, again on both sides of the divide, no longer believe anything polling organizations have to say. They perceive, correctly in most cases, that polling is now purely politically motivated and that, rather than accurately forecasting results, the goal of polling organizations is now to provide an advantage to one or the other side. Everything is now political.

Tomorrow is not really the election, as most people think. Tomorrow is the first day of an election that’s likely to be drawn out for weeks. Whichever side “loses” tomorrow is very unlikely to concede and get on with normal business. There are likely to be an ongoing series of appeals, court cases, and possibly violence before this thing is settled. Oh, well. We’re prepared for the aftermath, come what may. We’re living in an area that’s as safe as any, where we can just sit back and watch what happens. Unfortunately, at the end of it all, whatever happens, it’s going be Meet the New Boss, The Same as the Old Boss.

There’s a lot of bad information in prepping literature about long-term food storage, both in terms of methods (no, freezing will not reliably kill insect eggs) and in terms of nutrition. Much of the advice is simply a repetition of something someone read somewhere.

With regard to LTS nutrition, many sources claim that you need to store x amount of various categories, including honey/sugars, fruits, vegetables, and so on. All of that is wrong. One can survive quite comfortably without any of those items. A human requires exactly three macro-nutrients (foods consumed in relatively large quantities) and numerous micronutrients (vitamins and minerals, elements, salt, and other things consumed in relatively small quantities).

Calories are an umbrella measure of overall nutrition. A human needs a certain number of calories per day, which varies according to that person’s basal metabolic rate–how many calories you need for basic body functions, assuming you’re just lying around and not doing any work at all–sex, weight, age, amount of work being done, environmental temperature, and many other factors. A small older woman who is not doing any heavy labor, for example, may need 1,400 calories/day, while a young man who is engaged in heavy physical labor may need 4,000 calories/day or more.

All of the three macro-nutrients contribute to caloric intake. Fat contains about 9 calories/gram, while carbohydrates and protein both contain about 4 cal/g. The Food and Nutrition Board of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of Sciences publishes a list of Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs) that provides the Acceptable Macronutrient Distribution Ranges by age range. That information is summarized here:

Assume that you’re calculating nutrition needs for an adult who requires 2,000 cal/day. Fats should provide 20% to 35% of those calories (400 to 700 cal/day). Since fats average 9 cal/g, you’d need about 45 g to 78 g of fats per day for that person. Carbohydrates should provide 45% to 65% of those calories (900 to 1,300 cal/day). Since carbohydrates average 4 cal/g, you’d need about 225 g to 325 g of carbohydrates per day for that person. Protein should provide 10% to 35% of those calories (200 to 700 cal/day). Since protein averages 4 cal/g, you’d need about 50 g to 175 g of protein per day for that person.

Unfortunately, you can’t go to the store and buy a container of fats, carbohydrates, or protein. Well, you can, kind of. Vegetable oil, lard, shortening, and so on are essentially 100% fats, sugar is essentially 100% carbohydrates, and eggs or meat is mostly protein. But most of what you can actually buy is a mixture of two or all three, in varying proportions. Flour, for example, is mostly carbohydrates, but has a significant amount of protein and a tiny amount of fats. Most dairy products contain large amounts of fats and lesser amounts of proteins and carbohydrates.

And the amino acid balance of proteins is also important. Because different vegetable proteins have different balances of specific essential amino acids, one can starve to death eating only grains or only beans. Eating some of each provides complete protein. That’s why our ancestors for a million years have been eating a mix of vegetable proteins, such as rice and beans or wheat and beans or corn and beans. Animal proteins are inherently balanced, so if you can store lots of meat and eggs and dairy you needn’t worry about amino acid balance.

Of course, most people don’t want to deal with all these calculations. The simple way to balance things out is to store 30 pounds of grains (flour, rice, oats, pasta, etc.) per person per month, 5 pounds of beans per person per month, and one quart/liter of lipids (oils and fats) per person per month. Add half a pound of iodized salt and 30 multivitamin tablets per person per month to take care of micronutrient (vitamin/mineral/elements) needs, and you’re set for iron rations, at a cost of maybe $30/person-month.

Of course, that diet would get very old very fast, so assuming you have money left over, you can supplement it with things like a lot of canned meats, soups, vegetables, and fruits, a good stock of herbs and spices, cans of powdered eggs and butter and TVP bouillon, cans of powdered milk, and so on. It’s important to be able to continue eating whatever the situation.

79 thoughts on “Monday, 7 November 2016”

  1. “There’s been a lot of talk about how this election has meant the death of the MSM. No one on either side believes them any more. They’re talking to themselves and precious few other people.”

    Exactly what has happened to the college and university humanities and social “science” departments over the past thirty or forty years. They live in a cocoon of their own making. Good riddance to them and the polling organizations, all liars for the existing regime. Paid shills. Rumpswabs.

    On an unrelated note: suddenly the font size here on my screen for the Reply box is wicked small now. The stuff already posted is normal. ‘sup widdat?

    Edited: Oh my, now I see it’s much smaller after I post, too. But the edit box here is normal. WTF, over?

  2. I have no clue what’s going on. I noticed it as soon as I posted this morning. Earlier posts are also in a tiny font, and now the right sidebar has disappeared. I’ve been looking at HTML of the earlier posts, and see nothing that would cause this. Maybe Rick will have some idea of what happened and how to fix it.

  3. yep something broke the template.

    The calender and featured posts column on the right is below the post and comments.

    n

  4. Oh, yeah. Comments on today’s post are tiny, but new comments added to earlier posts are appearing normally. Very strange. Have I mentioned that I really hate WP?

  5. Previous days all still display correctly.

    The home view has the correct size but the table is broken (appears)

    Don’t know if previous days are rendered on the fly, which makes it even weirder, or if they are fixed after being rendered.

    Guess we’ll have to wait for Rick…

    n

  6. So maybe there is a god who is tired of the red pope’s nonsense:

    “Maybe God DOES have it for Italy! Now Rome is hit by a giant TORNADO in latest natural disaster to hit region

    The tornado lashed Ladispoli, on coast north of Rome, leaving two dead
    Whirlwind also uprooted trees, overturned cars and damaged buildings
    Tornado was the latest in a series of natural disasters to recently hit Italy

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3912756/Giant-tornado-leaves-two-dead-smashes-buildings-uproots-trees-outskirts-Rome-latest-natural-disaster-hit-region.html

  7. Yeah, it’s beyond my pay grade.

    Way beyond.

    I’m just a machine operator.

    My question would be, why this morning all of a sudden? So far as we know, none of of us made any changes.

    I blame Twelve Years of Reagan-Bush and globalchangewarmingclimate. Also Donald Trump.

  8. I just enclosed my quote with ‘h3’ tag to make it bigger. If the template gets fixed, it will probably be HUGE!

    and there isn’t an ‘h4’ tag

  9. “So maybe there is a god who is tired of the red pope’s nonsense:”

    Many of us hope so, fervently. He is an anti-pope; Benedict is still our Pope, legally.

  10. I’ve just been switching around Themes to see if any of them looked better. I think I’d better stop messing with things until Rick takes a look at it.

  11. I have a russian student who’s interested in international politics. She tells me that most Russians hope Trump is elected, because they think Hillary is likely to start more wars. They’re worried about ISIS and the problems in the Middle East spilling over – like Europe, they have a lot of refugees, plus their own indigineous muslim populations. The US has been stirring the pot too much already (Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria…), and they see Hillary doing more of the same. Trump at least *might* do something different…

    Another 48 hours and all will be clear…or not.

  12. Yeah, I think Trump understands that the Russians are not our enemies. All this news recently about their massive civil-defense preparations and exercises hasn’t been because they plan to nuke us; they’re afraid we’re going to nuke them.

  13. We (our dear leaders) always want the moral high ground, as they see it. NO WAY a nuclear first strike fits that worldview.

    I think the russians are saying quite clearly, we’ve been preparing for your only credible counter to our wishes, so SIT THIS ONE OUT. Vlad will move, we won’t.

    If it’s true that estonia is handing out rifles and ammo to citizens, and the lithuanians are handing out counter invasion booklets, and NATO is increasing deployment to highest levels in decades, then it IS getting ready to start. Those closest to the problem clearly take it seriously. You don’t spend the money you don’t have, unless you really have to.

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  14. We’ll see, but the danger of a full-blown nuclear war is pretty low on my list of priorities. It’ll go up if Clinton takes power, obviously.

    Even beyond standard water/food/medical/defense preps, we’re better prepared for a nuclear radiation emergency than most households are. We have multiple radiation survey meters, dosimeters, etc., and I know how to use them. What we don’t have is a fallout shelter, but that could be improvised pretty quickly if necessary (see Cresson Kearney’s book or BOSDEC: The Concrete Curtain).

  15. Moving on…

    WRT Long Term Food Storage:
    I came across this site the other day (link is to the his videos tab so you are not insulted with an autoplaying video): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2I6Et1JkidnnbWgJFiMeHA/videos

    This guy is a collector and reviewer of vintage “rations” and MREs from the past. Both USofA and other countries. Interesting to see how storage conditions have a real effect on quality. I also found his reviews of the cigarettes, that used to be in every ration/MRE, to be interesting. These old cigarettes are before the days of regulations and froo froo so they are actually made with 100% real tobacco that tastes great, doesn’t burn the tongue, throat, or lungs.

    Our ballots have been dropped off at the County Auditors Office, busier than usual.

    The BS factor in the media is fast approaching parity with the National Debt.

    IMHO this article on Wired (https://www.wired.com/2016/11/yes-donald-trump-fbi-can-vet-650000-emails-eight-days/) is full of it. The assumptions being made are way beyond the competence of anyone (or contractor) for the gooberment. I don’t doubt that a competent programmer could do the job, but competent and gooberment is the definition of an oxymoron. Ask a gooberment/contractor programmer what a Boolean operator is a be prepared for a blank stare.

    Watch both hands, watch your 6, watch the watchers, trust no one.

  16. Yeah, I’ve sampled a lot of military rations, including WWI stuff that was more than 50 years old when I tried it. It all tasted about like what I’d expect military rations to taste like.

  17. “Watch both hands, watch your 6, watch the watchers, trust no one.”

    There it is.

    On the last bit; IIRC, I posted recently about the evident preponderance of informers, snitches, spies, and double agents in the “threeper” and “liberty” movements these days and it’s worth remembering if one ever hooks up with one of them.

    As for nukular war, I don’t see it, except as possible regional low-yield tactical nukes in the Middle East used on specific battlefield sites. Of course once that genie is outta the bottle again…

    …I’d also expect one or two major powers to stomp on it real fast before it spreads.

    …unless it’s us, the major power, that is using them in the first place, which is a worry of mine if Cankles gets in.

    But I’m more worried by orders of magnitude concerning financial collapse and the vulnerability of the Grid.

  18. [snip] It all tasted about like what I’d expect military rations to taste like. [snip]

    For the uninitiated who might be here: Military rations are *NOT* designed to taste good. The are designed to keep a solider in the field alive from day to day. Any good taste is merely happenstance.

  19. The thing Nick wrote yesterday about Ringo is based in fact. After WWI the Army wrote specs for new rations and one of the requirements was specifically that they not taste very good because they didn’t want soldiers eating them unless they had to.

  20. Damn, I thought better of the guy who writes XKCD. He’s just posted a “Vote for Her” comic.

  21. In SEA we had the C-rats and K-rats but I learned to eat on the local AO market and subsisted quite nicely on their food. Except dawgs and snakes and bugs, of course. Did great with rice, veggies, fruit, chicken and pork. Fish sometimes. SEA chow halls to be avoided; stateside, the USAF chow halls were wicked pissah. Especially midnight chow, where I ate like the proverbial pig.

  22. If RBT had been trying out different themes, each theme has it’s own idea of the ‘base’ font (the default font size) and the font size for other elements.

    The WP “Customizer” in all newer/updated themes is very good at letting you preview a new theme; the customizations are on the left, and the right side shows the site as it will look with current/changed settings. The public doesn’t see the new theme until the customization is applied.

    So you can try out different themes without affecting what your site visitors see. A great improvement when you are trying out different themes.

    My current favorite theme is Generate, with some minor customization. It is responsive and has a ‘clean’ look.

    The theme here works well; although I’d like to see a more different color on the visited/clicked links in the comments sidebar. I could change that with a bit of custom CSS, but tend to only fix things here if there is a specific request from RBT.

    WordPress will let you make your blog look how you want it, if you find the right theme. There are tons of themes, though, and finding the right one is a big time sink. I’ve spent many hours trying out different themes.

  23. And XKCD went all out for Hillary today. I find that disgusting. He has been very political lately (his recent global warming graph was disgustingly slanted) and it may be time to drop him.

  24. And Scott Adams thinks that a voting machine software guy is going to throw the election in the name of killing Hitler before he rises to power, “Thank You for The Best Year Ever”:
    http://blog.dilbert.com/post/152858919626/thank-you-for-the-best-year-ever

    “If you had a chance to kill Hitler – even if you knew you might die in the attempt – wouldn’t you do it to save the world? I would. If I knew I could save millions of people I would certainly risk my life to kill Hitler.”

  25. “…and it may be time to drop him.”

    Yup. Some other wishy-washy sites that I was looking at semi-regularly have gone pro-Cankles and pro-gun control so buh-bye, foolz.

    Latest nooz here is that Princess is driving down right now, picking up our dawg and taking him to MIL’s for the night, rising early and voting. Which means she must be registered; wife thinks that happened when she got her VT driver’s license. So that means yet another vote for Cankles. Which will cancel me out again. Shit. My plan isn’t going as well as the one MrAtoz set up out there in Lost Wages.

    @MrAtoz; are the Oakland Raiders actually gonna move to Lost Wages or is, that like the NFL anchors were saying last night, chances being slim to none, and mostly none? Oakland fans mos def fanatic about keeping them in Oakland. (they took the Colts to the woodshed last night, 30-20).

    In weather/climate nooz, we still have at least 50% foliage, blue skies, and temps in the low 60s. I’m vacuuming, sweeping, hauling trash, hauling firewood and will soon run outta gas, getting nasty spinal/pelvic/leg jolts depending on how I move. VA called early this AM and we’ll schedule a second shot in the next two weeks.

  26. If I knew I could save millions of people I would certainly risk my life to kill Hitler.

    This is a dumb thing to say. I bet Scott Adams would turn out to be a big pussy given this opportunity. It’s like when Sean Hannity was arguing for water boarding “if you *knew* your daughter would be rescued by WBing…” Nobody knows. Big words from a pussy. Did I get *pussy* in there enough?

  27. @MrAtoz; are the Oakland Raiders actually gonna move to Lost Wages or is, that like the NFL anchors were saying last night, chances being slim to none, and mostly none?

    I hope not. All I see is another way to tax us. You know that would be coming. Or some massive tax break for the franchise. Not fair.

    My plan isn’t going as well as the one MrAtoz set up out there in Lost Wages.

    Down to the wire. MrsAtoz has threatened to vote tomorrow. I still have hope that she won’t. She keeps asking “When does the place open” “Where do I vote”. After 11 years living here and you don’t know that, I think I’m at least 50/50 with her. The other fems won’t go so I’m still +3.

  28. Always Hitler. Never Stalin, Mao, Castro, et. al. Always Hitler. The gigantic Bogeyman for all Eternity, apparently. He and his minions wrought havoc and engaged in ethnic mass murder across Europe, and not just Jews, either. OK, we get that. Boy, do we EVER fucking get that. Relentless, all through skool and thereafter.

    Now do a little historical reading on Lenin, Stalin, Mao and the Castro brothers. They make Hitler look like a piker. But the commies have always gotten a free ride, somehow. Funny how that works.

    And now they’ve beaten us, without firing a shot, really.

    I’d gladly DIE if I could go back in a time machine and whack Stalin or Mao. It would be the highlight of my life. Or Marx, Freud, or Rousseau. Gladly.

  29. @Rick H

    Thanks. I obviously screwed things up by pasting in a table in visual editor mode. I went back and deleted the table and everything is back to normal. Must’ve been some stray HTML formatting without a closing.

  30. “The other fems won’t go so I’m still +3.”

    Looks like you win the Keep Fems from Voting Plan hands-down, amigo.

    As regards any major sports franchise coming to your city, yeah; regular citizens always get fleeced pretty badly. Funny how that works, too.

  31. Now do a little historical reading on Lenin, Stalin, Mao and the Castro brothers. They make Hitler look like a piker. But the commies have always gotten a free ride, somehow. Funny how that works.

    Hitler committed religious genocide. The others just killed people indiscriminately.

  32. If I knew I could save millions of people I would certainly risk my life to kill Hitler.

    This is a dumb thing to say. I bet Scott Adams would turn out to be a big p**** given this opportunity. It’s like when Sean Hannity was arguing for water boarding “if you *knew* your daughter would be rescued by WBing…” Nobody knows.

    Scott Adams is wondering if somebody is going to try to throw the election. But, this is his last statement of importance:

    “But I’ll ask Trump supporters to stay cool on election day even if they suspect shenanigans. Wait for exit polls. Let the truth trickle out. If there is one thing we know in the age of hot mics and Wikileaks and Project Veritas, the truth will find us. It might take its time, so be patient.”

  33. “Hitler committed religious genocide. The others just killed people indiscriminately.”

    Hitler and his minions killed for mainly ethnic reasons; i.e., Jews, Poles and Russians and other Slavs, gypsies, homosexuals, mental “defectives,” and Allied POWs. Polish Catholics were murdered for both ethnic and religious reasons. When the Nazis targeted Jews they went after the perceived racial and ethnic stuff, much of it dating back to medieval times. And of course they were also after the property and wealth.

    The others also had specific targets, again, mainly ethnic, but also “intellectuals,” the middle class and other “class enemies,” and, of course, Christians and Jews. And to the tune of TENS of millions dead, not counting all those imprisoned, tortured, and whose property was stolen or destroyed. This bleak and terrible history is rarely if ever covered in skool and college courses and textbooks; but they’ll harp about Hitler till Hell freezes over.

    There was absolutely nothing whatsoever “indiscriminate” about any of these mass murderers.

    If we just talk numbers:

    Hitler: 3-6 million, including Polish Catholics, etc.

    Lenin-Stalin: 35-60 million, hard to get accurate figures though Robert Conquest gave it a shot “Harvest of Sorrow,” etc.

    Mao: 50-100 million, even harder to get accurate figures, for obvious reasons.

    And these figures only cover the murdered civilians in their own countries by their own governments, not the accompanying devastating wars.

  34. Actually, the Nazis (including the SS) generally treated allied POWs about as well as we treated German POWs. EXCEPT Russian POWs, whom they treated no better than they treated Jews. Of course, as the war went on, the Germans couldn’t feed even their own people.

  35. Actually, the Nazis (including the SS) generally treated allied POWs about as well as we treated German POWs. EXCEPT Russian POWs, whom they treated no better than they treated Jews. Of course, as the war went on, the Germans couldn’t feed even their own people.

    As my mentor back in the 1980s who spent 18 months in a German POW camp said, “it was a good day when the potato soap for his cabin of 20+ guys actually had some potato in it”. He was a WW II Army Air Corps bomber pilot whose B-17 was shot down on his second trip over Germany. I never had enough guts to ask him about his crew. When I knew him he weighed 300+ lbs (he was 6’2″ if I remember correctly). He came out of POW camp weighing 108 lbs and resolved never to starve ever again.

  36. My sixth-grade teacher, Mr. Lynch, spent three years in a German stalag, and used to regale us with tales of the sawdust bread and how the Russian POWs were treated. (not well). He had also been “Brown Shoe Air Force” and got shot down. Me and my fellow class clown got whacked countless times off the backs of our heads with his massive Army Air Corps ring.

    My seventh-grade teacher, Mr. Hopkins, wore braces on his legs and dragged himself around on them, having been machine-gunned by the Wehrmacht.

    And then just six to eight years later I was serving on active duty with World War II vets, as enlisted aircrew, and usually with guys who were very senior NCOs. They called me Young Sergeant Hardy and gave me a lotta shit but backed off somewhat when they discovered it was my second tour. And I had a really short fuse back then and didn’t cotton to taking guff off anybody, so there was also that; you didn’t want your 6’5″ machine-gunner pissed off at you.

    I have since calmed down amazingly; it’s surprising how much guff I take now.

  37. I think I am probably the least prepared guy here, but I am probably better prepared than 90% of the US population. I am not nearly as unprepared as I used to be.

    Those 40 packs of half liter bottles that Lynn talks about are heavy. I just put two more of them in our basement.

    I still don’t have a generator. But the biggest thing on the undone list is getting the fire place ready to go and getting some firewood ready. I may be able to do something about that next week.

  38. “I think I am probably the least prepared guy here…”

    Doubtful. You’re doing swell.

    “…but I am probably better prepared than 90% of the US population. I am not nearly as unprepared as I used to be.”

    There it is.

    “But the biggest thing on the undone list is getting the fire place ready to go and getting some firewood ready.”

    You have a regular old-fashioned fireplace? Or is it some kind of insert? What needs to be done? And next year, you’ll know to get yer firewood a lot earlier; dunno where you live offhand but the prices go up the closer to winta we get up here.

    “I still don’t have a generator.”

    Ditto. After wife gets her studio windows in and we get at least a storm door on the back of the house, I’ll step up the lobbying for the generator, so if the power goes out for days, weeks, or months, we can use our well and whatever other few things we’d like to keep running here (not the tee-vee), like fridge, freezer, radios. Same time we get the generator, the electrician can take a look at a few things that worry me daily.

    We can only do what we can do; one step at a time. Hopefully that will be……good enough.

  39. Those 40 packs of half liter bottles that Lynn talks about are heavy. I just put two more of them in our basement.

    I am so glad that I do not have any more of those 40 bottle cases. They are just too heavy, especially for the women folk. It is one of my assigned duties to run out into the detached garage with the house dolly and grab two of the 24 bottle 0.5 L cases for the two refrigerators in the house. I usually bring back 3 cases and just take the lecture about overdoing it.

    And, the 24 bottle cases are small enough that my wife, who is approaching 60, can grab two cases herself if I am not handy. Yes, I married a three year older woman almost 35 years ago. Or, she married me, I am not clear on the sequence of events back then. I was told to show up at our church at a time and date in a nice suit and everyone conspired to get me there. Next thing I know, it is 34 years and ten months later.

  40. Coming back from the latest Costco run I saw two people dressed up with masks. One was wearing a nice suit, and the other was wearing an orange jumpsuit and a Clinton mask. The Trump masked one was holding a Honk 4 Bengazi sign.

  41. You have a regular old-fashioned fireplace? Or is it some kind of insert? What needs to be done?

    I think it’s as old fashioned as late 1990s construction allows. As I recall when we moved in the home inspector said he thought one tile was missing and that we should have a chimney sweep inspect it and replace the tile.

  42. Heh. I got email that referred to me as a “super prepper”. I replied that I don’t see myself that way, but just as more prudent than most people.

  43. Went and picked up my refurb’d gennie this afternoon. Runs quiet, and I can add a bunch of stuff to the sheet metal enclosure to make it even more quiet. Now I’ve got to get the pad, transfer switch, and get it installed. That might mean moving a bit of chain link fence. On the plus side, it’s smaller than I remember. On the minus, it’s still big. And square. It’s old, and a commercial model, so no swoopy lines. On the plus, it’s way more water cooled, full sized gennie than I could have afforded any other way, and it’s now completely refurb’d. On the minus, I need to coordinate its install myself.

    Always tradeoffs.

    And a prepper fail! Helo orbiting over my neighborhood, then keeping station. Flip on the scanners- nothing. No power. I never plugged them back in after cleaning up my work area. No problem, grab the handheld. OH DAM. Deleted the scanlist with air to ground tactical on it. Ok, go to the garage, flip on the scanner with the air band. Lots of traffic, nothing from MY helo. Eventually they left. I will be reduced to having the wife scan the neighborhood FB page for details. Oh the shame.

    Trying to get out the door for a quick grocery run, but people keep buying things. I like to ship same day if I can, so I’m packing and shipping. Finally caught up. Last order will have to ship tomorrow anyway as I don’t have it here. Not much time for groceries before dinner….

    I guess I’ll do it after voting tomorrow, if the shelves aren’t bare……………..

    nick

  44. You have a regular old-fashioned fireplace?

    My back yard? I have one of those Mexichimneys we roast marshmallows in.

  45. Did I get *pussy* in there enough?

    I think you need to take that word and grab it real hard.

  46. “….we should have a chimney sweep inspect it and replace the tile.”

    Get a chimney person in there anyway to check not only that stuff but the flue inside and the chimney itself and the flashing and masonry up on the roof. Don’t start a fire in there without doing that stuff first.

    “Next thing I know, it is 34 years and ten months later.”

    Yup, tempus fugit irreparabile, and we wonder WTF happened to it all so fast…

    “I will be reduced to having the wife scan the neighborhood FB page for details. Oh the shame.”

    Yes, major fail.

    This ‘hood is too small to have any kinda FaceCrack commo setup; it’s more F2F when stuff happens around here. Found out about a neighbor’s divorced wife dying yesterday from the kid who mows our lawn, and also more details on the traffic accident fatality up the road about two miles on Saturday (another kid texting while driving at high speed hitting a tree; they had to cut the roof off to get the body out).

    “I guess I’ll do it after voting tomorrow, if the shelves aren’t bare……………..”

    Shelves all bare, lights out, screams and gunshots in the night just a few blocks away, APCs up on the freeways at high speed, more choppers whizzing by overhead, more gunshots and screams…

  47. Not that I’m taking sides but you really have to count all deaths in something like WWII. The USSR was over 25 million. 10M military, 10M civilian and another 5M related.

  48. It’s been nonstop political calls on the Ooma phone and cell phone today. The next hack stumping for Cankles that knocks on the door gets one right in the babymaker!

  49. “Not that I’m taking sides but you really have to count all deaths in something like WWII.”

    Noted. I believe we were/are mainly talking about gummint murder of their own citizens, whether during wartime or peacetime.

    “It’s been nonstop political calls on the Ooma phone and cell phone today.”

    Nothing here. We got a bunch of flyers in the mail, mostly from the local Dem party, and the ads in between time-outs for NFL games are becoming rather annoying. Also was getting emails at my soon-to-be dumped gmail addy from the Trump campaign, but no calls to the cell phones.

  50. “I think you need to take that word and grab it real hard.”

    He’s not authorized. You have to be a celeb superstar like The Donald.

    Boy oh boy, I bet he wishes he never hung out with that dude a thousand years ago and talking about you-know-what. And grabbing it. Goes to show, chit you say today could end up sinking your sorry ass twenty years from now.

    If so, my goose is cooked when I’m 83 for just the chit I’ve said this year so fah.

  51. DH wrote:

    “Benedict is still our Pope, legally.”

    John XXIII is still my Pope. One of the few Popes who won’t spend eternity in the Lake of Fire.

  52. Nothing here. We got a bunch of flyers in the mail, mostly from the local Dem party, and the ads in between time-outs for NFL games are becoming rather annoying. Also was getting emails at my soon-to-be dumped gmail addy from the Trump campaign, but no calls to the cell phones.

    Dude, you are in a deep blue state. I am in a deep red state (for this election). We don’t matter. It is the battleground states like Nevada, North Carolina, Florida, and Pennsylvania that all the resources are being thrown at. And even in those states, there are battleground counties. I read an article quite a while back that the election may be decided on just a few counties in a few battleground states. Something like this (16 counties according to this article):
    http://www.politico.com/story/2016/11/2016-election-battlegrounds-230819

    I would not be surprised to see wandering voter press gangs in these counties tomorrow, a van full of people stopping on the street, disgorging workers, grabbing the undecided voters, and taking them to the nearest polling station.

  53. Speaking of gooses,

    grab from the other side, and someone gets their christmas goose early…

    (been a while since you heard that one?)

    Fucking whiners. Go to italy and all your lady parts will be covered in finger print bruises, and NO ONE will be LETTING anyone. That’s the part everyone seems to miss. If they “let you” it’s consensual.

    This election is between evil and obnoxious. NO contest. Not “lesser of two evils” in a figurative sense, but one of them is actually evil in a literal sense. One let people die to cover her crimes. One KILLED people to cover her crimes. One has broken serious federal laws every day and on almost every subject. The other is just obnoxious. The other uses accountants and lawyers to push the edge of legality, to try to keep some of the money the ONE wants to take and spend.

    They both like pussy. So there is that.

    OMG they are exactly alike!!!11!!!! Just flip a coin!

    Or suck it up and pull off the bandaid, lance the boil, use a spoon full of sugar to get the medicine down, but VOTE for Trump. The crazy old bat CANNOT be allowed to win. And she must be CRUSHED both to discourage the others and to give Trump a mandate, so he has a chance of getting even 1/100th of what he wants to do done.

    nick

  54. Shelves all bare, lights out, screams and gunshots in the night just a few blocks away, APCs up on the freeways at high speed, more choppers whizzing by overhead, more gunshots and screams…

    I think that in case of civil war, the military will wait until they see who is winning before leaving the barracks. In case of riots, woo boy ! If there is a nationwide riot and you are on the street, your a** is grass. Either case, better hole up somewhere. The only more scary than a scared cop is a scared soldier. Soldiers carry more ammo and have burst fire weapons.

  55. I mentioned voting machine hacking a few days ago, here is documentation of one method:
    http://www.computerworld.com/article/3139277/security/security-vendor-demonstrates-hack-of-us-e-voting-machine.html

    This is basically the same process that can be used on all voting machines. Here they used a PCMCIA card, but it could just as well have been a USB stick or even a floppy disk (yes, some voting machines still use them). In addition the punch card readers and scanning readers can be hacked via a punch card or something that looks like a fill in the bubble/box ballot. BTW hacks are very hard to detect because they also take into account the test routines that are supposed to be run before and after the vote counts and will give valid results for the tests.

    Today is the last day of America as we know it. Tomorrow will see the beginning if greatest and most rapid change to a country’s government that has ever been seen. Whoever wins the battle tomorrow is not guaranteed to win the war, and we will be at war in a manner never seen before.

    Beware the false Prophets who will appear.
    Be the Watchman. (ref: https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Bible-Verses-About-Watchman/)
    There will be a calm before the storm.

  56. Judas Priest! I just got a *text* from “Dr. Joe Heck (R) for Senate”. I’ve already voted and voted NOT for him as a career politician and therefore FUKSTIK! Once they have your number, the calling/texting is nonstop. I used my own term limits and eliminated him. He’s a doctor, he’s a retired Brigadier (Doctor – Army), Representative since 2011, etc. Now he wants to suck on the gummint teat for all eternity. NO THANK YOU, FUKSTIK!

  57. This should never be:
    http://cnsnews.com/news/article/terence-p-jeffrey/government-workers-now-outnumber-manufacturing-workers-9977000

    (CNSNews.com) – The United States lost 9,000 manufacturing jobs in October while gaining 19,000 jobs in government, according to data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

    Government employment grew from 22,216,000 in September to 22,235,000 in October, according to BLS, while manufacturing jobs dropped from 12,267,000 to 12,258,000.

    The 22,235,000 employed by government in the United States now outnumber the 12,258,000 employed in manufacturing by 9,977,000.

    Over the past year—from October 2015 to October 2016—manufacturing employment fell by 53,000, declining from 12,311,000 to 12,258,000. During the same period, government employment climbed 208,000, rising from 22,027,000 to 22,235,000.

  58. HFS! 22 million gooberment employees. Throw in State and local teat suckers, and, are there any people in private jobs anymore?

  59. Government employment grew from 22,216,000 in September to 22,235,000 in October, according to BLS, while manufacturing jobs dropped from 12,267,000 to 12,258,000.

    Every manufacturing employee has two government employees following them with clipboards. This will not go well long term.

  60. The 22,235,000 employed by government in the United States now outnumber the 12,258,000 employed in manufacturing by 9,977,000.

    There’s only one thing to do: decimate the government “worker” ranks, the old Roman way. Line them all up and have them draw lots. 9/10 of them are killed right there, and the remaining 1/10 have to dig mass graves and push the bodies in. Then the 1/10 are kicked into the graves by manufacturing employees and covered up.

  61. “Dude, you are in a deep blue state.”

    It’s a purple state, like most others; the Dems and libturds are concentrated in the cities and college towns; rest of the state is red. Peeps are sick and tired of the bullshit and being screwed by one regime after another. And like Arizona, we are a heavy pro-gun state.

    “…so he has a chance of getting even 1/100th of what he wants to do done.”

    What an optimist!

    “Soldiers carry more ammo and have burst fire weapons.”

    They won’t have to use them out in places like this. Cities will be another story. The Army and Marines have manuals on urban warfare, freely available online. Also, a bunch of peeps out here have chit-loads of ammo, plate carriers, mag vests, and yeah, burst-fire weapons, plus more up-to-date SUT. Many of them combat vets.

    “Today is the last day of America as we know it. Tomorrow will see the beginning if greatest and most rapid change to a country’s government that has ever been seen. Whoever wins the battle tomorrow is not guaranteed to win the war, and we will be at war in a manner never seen before.”

    I tend to think the regime and its massive bureaucracy will remain relatively unchanged. It’s what they allow the National Administrator and various minions to do that will be the question. I’d check in with the very topmost banksters and defense contractor CEOs for starters.

    “NO THANK YOU, FUKSTIK!”

    There it is. Term limits.

    “Is Princess’ top motivation comming down to vote?”

    And to be around if $ will arrive tomorrow, cadge it off Mommy.

    “This should never be:…”

    But it’s BEEN, for decades now, the trend is unmistakable.

    “…are there any people in private jobs anymore?”

    Dwindling.

    “This will not go well long term.”

    Yo, lotta mofos gon be outta work when the gummint runs outta money to pay them. That will make things interesting.

    “There’s only one thing to do:”

    Excellent! I’m thinking Mr. SteveF wins the innertoobs today. Outstanding, soldier! Make it so!

  62. Drudge has a vid of Larry helping Cankles to the car at the Philly airport; she’s either drunk or the meds are wearing off or she’s exhausted or has pneumonia again, lol. You pick one.

    Hat tip to Matt Drudge for still kicking at the shambling corpse in hopes it may stave off whatever special brand of shit she plans to serve us all.

  63. Hat tip to Matt Drudge for still kicking at the shambling corpse in hopes it may stave off whatever special brand of s*** she plans to serve us all.

    Drudge knows that he has been on Hillary’s short list for two decades. Ever since he put up the strobing siren and the handwritten story about Monica. Hillary has special plans for him involving a large black kettle and an open fire …

  64. That’s an OK story. Entertaining read, but not really a keeper. (Though it’s stuck with me after thirty years or more, so that’s something.)

    S P O I L E R S – – B E L O W

    It illustrates the spirit of never giving up, no matter what, but the family was in desperate straits and unable to improve their situation. If they hadn’t been found, they’d have died sooner or later, probably sooner. And, yah, the science accuracy was about what you’d expect from an advanced first grader or a slow sixth grader.

  65. I was one of those local government workers. Now getting my retirement $ from CALPERS and social security. Local government retirement also paying for my medical.

    I worked in local government for 23 years straight, so figure I earned it. Had almost 3 years with another local government after that.

  66. Mrs. OFD was in state gummint up here for ten years, and the last several of which, they made hell for her. I could only manage four years and had to abruptly leave before I killed somebody. Seriously. We got screwed so bad it would make your eyes water and your hair stand on end. And neither of us is hard to get along with or incompetent or stupid. Ah…I get it now….

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