Cold,but warming up, clear and dry.
Yesterday stayed cool after a very cold start. It was dry but so cool, stuff didn’t really dry out. Today it’s coming down no matter what. Time to get the yard decor in.
Spent most of yesterday afternoon driving around for pickups. Got a couple of gub accessories, a major piece of our ongoing bathroom project, and gallons of hand sanitizer. Some other cleaning and plumbing stuff too.
My dog is looking a bit better. We’ve been jamming food into him whenever he’ll eat. He was pretty perky when the chicken breast came out for his dinner tonight, but he is spending most of his time sleeping or just lying down. His two repaired knee joints can’t be feeling great with the cold and damp, mine certainly don’t. Pain killers seem to be in order, but my wife isn’t seeing outward signs of pain and she’s worried about drug interactions so today I hope she’ll get the reassurance she needs from the vet.
I wish there was someone I could call and get some assurance the country will even make it to the inauguration. They are moving VERY fast to tie up their ‘win’ and shut down opposition before it can really get going. They definitely don’t want Trump around as a rallying point or gadfly for the next four years. They want him tied up, locked up, or buried. The absolute perfect setup for a false flag attack is coming up and I’m very concerned. They are already laying the groundwork.
The tech companies are lining up to serve their new masters. Go Daddy should be treated like a landlord, along with all the other registrars and hosts. It should be illegal for them to discriminate, if it’s not already. AR15.com was just the first, they won’t be the last. Go Daddy is my personal registrar and host, and I need some advice on someone solid to use instead. I’ve got stuff renewing soon that I would like to move. It sucks because I’ve been a fan of theirs since they started outside of Tempe AZ all those years ago, and a customer for over a decade. I have several inactive domains, one work domain with email, one family domain with hosted WP site (that could go away if the domain stayed.) The business domain and email are the most important things to me. I would like to hang on to all the domains, but I’m getting tired of paying for privacy. Most are .com, with a couple variations to protect my name and business name. I just registered the flandrey domains as backup, and now I need to move them. FFS.
I see a real lack of contingency planning around a Trump loss on the right. Doesn’t inspire confidence. The Republican party reaction doesn’t surprise me at all though. Trump was never a party Republican. They never wanted him and can’t wait to get rid of him. He threatened a lot of rice bowls (hah, see what I did to amuse you, china! FTW!) Just how many of our congressmen and business leaders are married or shacked up with chinese women anyway?
If people do push back, and someone will, it’s going to get REALLY ugly real quick. Too many 3 letters are already corrupted and working against conservatives (remember the IRS and charitable status?). The rest will jump on the bandwagon if it gets going. That won’t be fun.
Priorities should be having the basics to cover an extended period of disruptions. In EVERY account I’ve read of war or prolonged conflict, the people end up eating grass because they’ve eaten everything else. After food, water, meds, and defense, comms are going to be an issue. Samizdat is going to be making a comeback, albeit in new forms. Beyond that, I can’t really say. Everything technological is subject to eavesdropping, well poisoning, and the equivalent of direction finding. There are a lot of clever people out there and something will rise to the surface. If you think I’m nuts, I’ve got literally a page of headlines from this week alone that suggest otherwise, so you’ll have to do more than make assertions. I was listening to NPR on the radio while driving around and even THEY can see that a civil war is imminent.
I’m continuing with my life as normal, kids’ school, house remodel, ebay sales, because going dark is just as telling as going active. I’ve always done my prepping alongside my normal life anyway. And there is no point in shutting down-the internet archives, and the three lette r s have been hoovering up data the whole time.
We’re barely two weeks into 2021 and it’s already insane. Avoid crowds. Don’t get on the bus. Stack it high and deep, and in more than one place.
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