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Published on the Doomstead Diner on November 13, 2018







dog and sled



Suckers. Nope. I’m not here to get my kink on or talk about sexual disfunction. I’m here to talk about the other wood.



“There is not enough liqueur and therapy in the world to undo that” Archer



 



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With your host, Category5. Budumt dup.



It’s early winter. We all know what time of year this is, Right? Its time to start cutting NEXT YEARS firewood. For those even further ahead of the game than me, it’s really time to be cutting next, next years firewood, since the most efficient firewood has seasoned for two full years. That aint me. I’m rarely that far ahead… though I do have an extra years firewood in the barn in reserve. Its about 5 years cured. Its there in case I ever get injured, have a heart attack, the saw dies… or I die. MrsC5 will have an extra year to figure out what to do next. She has my permission to replace me as quickly as possible. And I recommend doing so. I am a pragmatist.



But before we get there…



I’m working on my Big, Big, Big article, C5 Defines The Adapters Movement- Acceptance and Triage. It will take a few months. Its my semi- thesis and I will be bringing in others to peer review it. Its the most I can offer the world. The blog is all down hill from there.



Re, over at the Doomstead Diner  was pestering me, saying if I don’t get out an article, I’ll lose all my viewers. Fair enough. So… while I’ve got wood…I’ll slip in for a quicky.



We will do this in Two parts. The pre-collapse, Viagra, chemical assistance, wood getting.



Part two will be on post-collapse getting wood. Alot more manual assistance and…um…smaller wood. They say it’s how you use it… but I wouldn’t know.



a fire



If I may quote the U.S. Marine corp creed…



“This is my Wood Stove. There are many like it, but this one is mine.My Wood Stove is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life.Without me, my Wood Stove is useless. Without my Wood Stove, I am useless. I must fire my Wood Stove true. I must burn hotter than my enemy who is trying to kill me. I will… My Wood stove is human, even as I, because it is my life. Thus, I will learn it as a brother. I will learn its weaknesses, its strength, its parts, its accessories, its stove pipe and its cleaning brushes. I will keep my Wood stove clean and ready, even as I am clean and ready. We will become part of each other. We will. Before God, I swear this creed. My Wood stove and I are the defenders of my country.”



What? That’s not what they say? Well, clearly they don’t know shit. And you probably shouldn’t look to them for survival advice.



You will notice, four of the rodent control Cats have taken up residence by the fire for the winter when they are not hunting.



Notice also, my use of metal shelves to increase surface use. Transportable hot water is also on the go storing excess heat, (not for canning. Don’t do that. We have other outdoor fire for that)  Behind the pots are high density rocks. Also a store of movable heat. Wrap in a towel to be moved into bed or put under your feet. I have survived outdoors without blankets by sleeping on heated rocks. Notice paper and cardboard recycling. Its heaping by fall. Also notice the hand made cleaver and log buy the door for splitting kindling. We will upgrade this over the winter by putting some hooks in the ceiling and hanging removable chains. Into the chains will fit metal dowels. These dowels will hang drying laundry or food dehydrating racks. Very Tacticool, don’t’cha think.



While other useless “Survival Experts” are pawning Tactical shit that ends up in the back of the closet amoungst bad fashion choices, porn and sex toys you don’t want others to know about,(we all have them. I like…um…tactical stuff) this is something that actually gets used and produces “Actual Survival”.



While others “Experts” are promoting Tactical toys and arguing about guns, I am the guy stepping up and going, Ehc-hem…



The Number 1, high ticket item in the top 5 must have items…(envelope please) is a Wood Stove.



I actually have 4 others as backup in various stages of disrepair. They will end up in outbuildings, including greenhouses. I will continue to collect them, when I find them cheaply disposed of as a store of wealth, far more tradeable than gold or silver.



If you are not allowed to use a woodstove where you live… you have much bigger problems… that a bunch of tacticool stuff wont solve. Your First Prep will be to move.



If you live in an area where heat is not an issue… You have much bigger problems. See Florida and California at the moment. No sign of partisanship here. Both the right state and the left state will be ass fucked by mother nature with a HUGE strap-on.  Also see Refugees escaping climate change. Your FIRST prep will be to MOVE.



To my detractors, please move there. It’s a great buying opportunity at the moment. Its a good investment and will help secure your wealth and the future of your descendants. Beach front property is going cheap. Its just a fixer upper. Trust me.



Have I mentioned yet? C5 Rule of Survival- Never trust ANYONE that says, Trust Me ( I wrote a book about it that you will want to purchase. Trust me)



So move. If you do not get that, Just Stop. Stop reading me. I don’t need fans. Just stop.



Thus follows,  The Number 2, high ticket item in C5’s top 5 must have items is…(envelope please) a quality chainsaw. (and a cheaper spare)



Don’t fuck around. You want a Stihl’s or a Husqvarna. I chose Stihl. Life is fill of compromises. I like compromise. Not in this case. Its ten times the cheap saws. Its pricey but not ten times pricey.



I expect push back. It’s part of the unpaid job. I don’t make money doing this. Its a short term, temporary fuel based solution. I’ll cover non engine solutions in Part II. FYI, those wont include Ax’s and old logger saws. I’m not that shallow.



Though it is… a blue pill moment… in the short term, a chainsaw is indispensable. It does what no other tool can do. Even if you live in California in front of that fire storm, wouldnt you have liked to have cut all those trees and shubs away from your house. Even if you lived in Florida, wouldn’t you like to be able to cut the trees blocking the roads or about blow onto your house.



That is sort of what I have been doing at home lately. I am cutting the problem trees. The ones that put me in danger. The ones that will become a future problem. And I am turning survival problems into survival solutions. Heat.



As a bonus, this year we started puling all the scrub wood and branches into the garden to be used for future Hugelkulture mounds, instead of burn piles  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H%C3%BCgelkultur . It hadn’t been an issue before. Water had never been a problem… until this summer. I got spooked. Now I wish to store ground moisture is hugel mounds. The waste branches, under garden soil, retain moisture for growing plants



Now this was only supposed to be a short, filler post. As usual, once I get started, its a long post. I haven’t even covered WOOD yet. I am losing my erection…proverbially speaking. You were expecting a part two….but instead, I think it best if I come back with a “C5 Gets Wood- Part 1 And A Half, Addendum… Touch wood.



One last thought before I go. Remember this? https://darkgreenmountainsurvivalresearchcentre.wordpress.com/2018/06/14/shtf-driving-or-c5-turns-a-honda-civic-into-a-truck/



SHTF car 4



What I am hear to report is that The SHTF Honda Civic has been totaled. We got rear ended. We are not injured beyond a few days of discomfort and shock and a few weeks of inconvenience and hardship.






I put that clip up because of the next touching lines from her confidant, while he was tending her wounds, as I sort of did to MrsC5 in her shock…



“Sabu is bleeding. She does not have this ox. This lion is hungry. She does not have this ox. This wagon is heavy. It does not have this ox. God is happy, Sabu. He plays with us”.



It seems the gods kept that vehicle alive, only long enough for me to write that article… and now it has served its purpose and went onto carbon collapse heaven. Go into the headlights. Go into the light



Speaking of Stoicism…. while MrsC5 was in shock and freaking out, I was able to switch mental gears and go “YES! We just won the lottery”. We were going to need the next disposable vehicle soon and the beat up civic would have returned no value to us except in parts for another civic. Instead, we get 2500$ for it.



We have upgraded to a 2009 Subaru Forester, manual transmission, since we don’t trust automatics on older vehicles. Supposedly, its the other option for reliability. I wont comment on that until we have had it for a few years.



FYI, back to back to back storms have been disruptive here for the last month and a half. The next hits tomorrow then again latter in the week. Climate change blows.



Now I better get out there to cut next years firewood. Tis the season. I am mainly taking out the trees near powerlines. Preemptive adaptation before the winds take them down. Im using ropes to pull the trees away from electrifying lines. ZAP.



FYI, The reason for the season is because….for anyone involved in their own food production… The spring and the fall are booked. There is no time for anything else. The lazy days of summer are too hot… for swinging a saw or hauling wood. You wait for the cool season. If you cut it early, it has a full year to season before you have to burn it again. And if you have to haul it… light snow has uses for moving heavy objects. See the photo at the top of the page, Get’er done before deep snow… and then again before ground thaw when it all turns to mud.





Because of recent crashy cost over runs, I hope you don’t mind if I cut my usual ending of saying, “All Tips go towards future experiments”. I have been honest and diligent about that. It’s been a long time since I just bought myself anything for my efforts though. I’ll keep this new ending until I finish my “C5 Defines the Adapters Movement” thesis. Then back to the “experiments” Tip Jar. If you would like to give a tip for writing services rendered, go to the top of the page and press “Giving just the Tip”. Always good for a chuckle




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« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2018, 09:11:30 PM »
I found this article quite entertaining, particularly because I use the SAME "Hot Rocks" Technique for moving around a portable heat source, particularly in moving the heat from an outdoor fire to indoors where you have to worry about both starting a conflagration and incinerating your domicile, as well as possibly asphyxiating yourself with Carbon Monoxide.  I have written a couple of blogs about methods of doing this in the past.

One of the projects I am starting on if I have the energy for it is to do some scientific measurements on this, utilizing SaVANnah as the otherwise ice cold domicile and heating the interior up in the frigid Alaska Winter using just Candles, Paraffin Fired Lanterns and Hot Rocks.  I use liquid Parffin in my lanterns now instead of Kerosene even though it is much more expensive because it burns much cleaner with no smell.   I am inspired now to get to work on this, and probably will start tomorrow with the "1 Candle Power" test.  SaVANnah has an interior cabin measuring about 16' long by 6' Wide by 5' High, for a total of 480 cubic feet.  Tomorrow's temps are not projected to be too frigid, high 20sF to low 30s.  It should be a good initial test.  I'm going to need some REAL Alaska winter temps in the negative numbers to really test this out though.

If you move your heat source around with you, you can save a lot of money and/or work cutting wood to heat your whole domicile.  Why heat up a room you're only using for storage?  Why heat up rooms you aren't in?  This is a waste of energy and unnecessary.

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« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2018, 05:30:25 AM »
Thanks Re. I was struggling to put in as many subtle penis jokes as I could. I wonder how many of the subtle jokes were missed because of cagnative disonence in a "He cant possibly be talking about penis's. Its a serious subject" :exp-angel:

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« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2018, 05:34:17 AM »
Put the thermal mass on the inside and the insulation on the outside. It works for cold climates and it works for hot climates. This is my mantra,when it comes to human dwellings.

I'd like to switch the fireplace in the canyon house to some kind of airtight insert. The fireplace itself is not what a fireplace ought to be. It's one of those prefab things, that look like in 20 or 30 years of use (ours is getting close) it will fail and burn down the house.

I only have one one woodstove, one of those old European cookstoves they don't make anymore, and a damn good one, I bought it off some other old guy who had been hanging on to it without ever using it for 20 or 30 years. Never been fired, but it's a good one. Nice oven. I should get it installed out at the stead. If I ever build a house, it'll have a dedicated native limestone wall behind it for thermal mass,

Down to 29 degrees F here last night, the first hard freeze here in the Texas Hill Country. Monday, the wind turned around like it does this time of year, and the cold north wind blew the clouds away yesterday, and this morning was clear and cold.....

I can cut wood year around here, and I have enough dead falls to last a year or two. Wood sellers come out this time of year and sell the fruits of their labor. I usually just buy a cord, support local commerce. But I am jonesing for a new saw. The Echo was a little disappointing. Tractor Supply has started carrying Husqvarna, and I look at them every time I go in there.....which fortunately is less often now that the pigs are gone.

Glad the Gods of Motoring let you and Mrs C live. A car wreck is not the way a prepper should go, imho. I have been rear-ended, and even if you don't get hurt bad, it puts some bad ju-ju on your spine and skull. Yoga can help, not that I'm any kind of expert. I do a great Child's Pose, as long as somebody helps by sitting on my back.
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« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2018, 06:24:01 AM »
Getting rear-ended is a traffic problem, and it is somewhat avoidable.  I have never been rear ended, 4 wheels or 18.  Why?  Because I WATCH MY MIRRORS and leave good SPACE between me and the other assholes on the road.  I'm a professional driver with over 1M Miles of Accident Free driving under my belt, except for the fucking Motorcycles.  That is a whole other category and frankly, I don't think there is any way to go clean on a motorcycle in perpetuity.  The best you can do there is know when to lay it down and not die. I did that trick 3 times, and it's not fun.  But I came out of all of them with just some lost skin and a dislocated shoulder in the worst one (high speed lay down on the Taconic Parkway in NY. WEAR A HELMET!)  My Full face Bell Helmet almost cracked in two when I hit the curb on the median.  But it did not give way completely and only my shoulder took the brunt of the impact. You drive a bike for enough miles, you're going to get into a situation where you gotta lay it down and pray.  But 4 wheels or 18, I drove clean 100% of the time for over 40 years.

18 wheels is a whole other problem and there it's not getting rear ended yourself, but rear-ending someone else.  This because a Big Rig just doesn't  slow down too fast, and you gotta leave a LOT of room between you and the  next guy up the road.  The shitheads behind you can usually slow down fast enough to avoid hitting your ass if they are not totally shitfaced drunk, which does happen of course but never happened to me.

I take a great deal of pride in my driving record, it is spectacular given the miles I drove and the years I did it for.  But it also took a lot of luck to go so clean.  Sometimes the "accidents" are unavoidable, I know that.  But you also can ameliorate their consequences as long as you pay good attention to the road and WATCH YOUR FUCKING MIRRORS!

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« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2018, 06:36:10 AM »
 climate change, Fun Fun Fun. This is what we have been dealing with today
https://www.theweathernetwork.com/news/articles/atlantic-canada-potential-weather-bomb-strong-fall-storm-heavy-rain-snow-damaging-wind-maritimes-newfoundland/116383/

We have been getting like 2 storms a week since the fall

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« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2018, 06:49:32 AM »
Now that's climate change in action. A fine example to show that the term "global warming" is a slight oversimplification of how climate chaos works.
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« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2018, 06:54:11 AM »
The snow and ice around here has all melted off over the last couple of days.  We are back to balmy 30-40F Temps again.  :icon_sunny:  I went out for a smoke in just my Pajamas with no Hoodie even!

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« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2018, 09:22:30 PM »
Getting rear-ended is a traffic problem, and it is somewhat avoidable.  I have never been rear ended, 4 wheels or 18.  Why?  Because I WATCH MY MIRRORS and leave good SPACE between me and the other assholes on the road.  I'm a professional driver with over 1M Miles of Accident Free driving under my belt, except for the fucking Motorcycles.  That is a whole other category and frankly, I don't think there is any way to go clean on a motorcycle in perpetuity.  The best you can do there is know when to lay it down and not die. I did that trick 3 times, and it's not fun.  But I came out of all of them with just some lost skin and a dislocated shoulder in the worst one (high speed lay down on the Taconic Parkway in NY. WEAR A HELMET!)  My Full face Bell Helmet almost cracked in two when I hit the curb on the median.  But it did not give way completely and only my shoulder took the brunt of the impact. You drive a bike for enough miles, you're going to get into a situation where you gotta lay it down and pray.  But 4 wheels or 18, I drove clean 100% of the time for over 40 years.

18 wheels is a whole other problem and there it's not getting rear ended yourself, but rear-ending someone else.  This because a Big Rig just doesn't  slow down too fast, and you gotta leave a LOT of room between you and the  next guy up the road.  The shitheads behind you can usually slow down fast enough to avoid hitting your ass if they are not totally shitfaced drunk, which does happen of course but never happened to me.

I take a great deal of pride in my driving record, it is spectacular given the miles I drove and the years I did it for.  But it also took a lot of luck to go so clean.  Sometimes the "accidents" are unavoidable, I know that.  But you also can ameliorate their consequences as long as you pay good attention to the road and WATCH YOUR FUCKING MIRRORS!

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I turned off a side street in South Seattle making and easy right turn onto a two way arterial on the way home last week.  Yellow double line down the center,  single lane in both directions.  A bus was coming at me 800 feet down the road so there was plenty of time to turn and I did.  I came out of a stop sign nice easy and slow, all legal and normal.  I completed my turn and began a slow acceleration.  As I did a pickup truck driving in oncoming traffic decided to pass a slow car in front of it.  The pickup turned right in front of me and took out my bumper and drivers side front fender.  I stopped and the pickup truck also stopped.  It had passed me along my drivers side.  It was stopped for about ten seconds before it sped off.

I backed up into the side street I had turned out of and got out to look at what had happened.  I had to push hard to open the door because the fender had been pushed into it.  I got out and a woman asked if I was OK.  I said I was.  She said:

'You don't look OK to me.

'I'm OK I'm not hurt.

'Did that pick up truck hit you.

'Yes

'I saw it drive off.  You need to call the police.  Calm down, you are shaking.  You haven't done anything wrong.


True story, the 350E is getting repaired.  Probably about $8000 damage.  The good new is I get a rental car discount through insurance and because it is a hit and run accident WA State Uninsured Motorist kicks in making my deductible only $300.

It was a horrible ass rape to experience on the way home from work but when you are in an accident that obviously involved two vehicles and your vehicle is the only one there and also obviously not at fault, the Seattle Police treat you real good.  And Mary was an angel.  It was wonderful that she was there and saw the truck drive off.

So the Mercedes is in a shop and I have a bright red rental.



Dodge challenger.  Brand new, 500 miles on her.  NASCAR Baby!  I'm tempted to go down the rabbit hole and go FULL ON MAGA until I get my black beauty back again.



But I need assurances everybody will do what it takes to pull me back from the dark side when I return the rental.



An experiment, sort of like Odysseus lashed to the mast.



Sirens of Trump.

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Beyond their outright exorbitant cost, the biggest problem with Mercedes is how much it costs to repair them, and concomitantly how much it costs to insure them for collision/fire/flood damage, or theft of course.  I don't insure my Carz for any of these things, never have except for the one new one I bought while I was married, my Chevy Astro Van.  I never bough a car for more than $5000 since that one, and in the highly unlikely event I did get in an accident, it just goes to the junkyard and I buy another Used Car.

I have of course been extremely fortunate and lucky over the years, there were in fact many years I did not even carry liability insurance, though now I do.  It cheapens your rental car cost when traveling.  Rental Car insurance is really pricey if you don't have your own insurance.  Sometimes I do buy it though, just in case I feel like being a real JACKASS and wrecking the thing.  lol.

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All my Used Carz have been GREAT!  The Toyota Tercel 4WD Mini-Wagon was probably the best of the bunch in terms of purchase price ($1500   $1500 for a new transmission after purchase), it lasted me a full decade and took me and my possessions all over the Lower 48.  The Mazda AWD Mini-Van comes in 2nd, it came in cheaper at $900 but did not last as long as the Toyota or do as many miles.  But still a great vehicle.  My Ford Explorer SUV runs 3rd to both, pretty expensive at $5000 when I bought it but its been a great vehicle in the Alaska Winters.  I also took my Evil Knievel launch off the Glenn Highway in this vehicle, both of us coming out unscathed.  Black Ice, off the road and into the air we went.  The most amazing near-death experience in my history of driving 4-Wheel vehicles.  I had two more amazing ones in the 2-Wheel division, the laydown on the Taconic Parkway I recently mentioned and then the other one, sliding out on Central Park South in NYC on a rain slicked road.  Only my gymnastics background saved me that time.

I have too many 18 Wheel near-misses to count, I can't remember all of them.  I think the one I remember best came on the I-35 just south of Minneapolis.  It was 3AM in the winter, road mostly empty when I felt the steering wheel go limp.  Black Ice.  I looked out the mirror on the driver's side, and my 53' trailer was next to me, spanning all 3 lanes.  There were, fortunately, no other vehicles near me at the time.  I did some brake pumping, turned into the skid as I went this way and that, and got slowed down to about 5MPH, walking speed.  My trailer gradually got back where it belonged, behind me.  I stayed on the road and didn't stop.  I was afraid if I stopped I wouldn't be able to get going again.  I drove with White Knuckles for well over an hour maybe more than 2 hours at 5MPH to make it to my receiver in Minneapolis.  As I drove through this gauntlet, off to both the left and right of me were  4-wheelers and Big Rigs off the side of the road, several dozen I passed in the drive from hell.

I would never waste my money on a Mercedes.  I shop for good Used Carz, and I just don't get in "accidents".  I save an amazing amount of money not paying for insurance too.  I only got hit for being uninsured ONCE in 40 years, and it only cost me $500 to pay the ticket.  Insurance cost on the other hand for just liability at the time was $600.  But, like I said, now I pay the liability insurance just to be 100% legal and also get the cheaper car rentals when travelling.

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« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2018, 06:33:56 AM »
Getting rear-ended is a traffic problem, and it is somewhat avoidable.  I have never been rear ended, 4 wheels or 18.  Why?  Because I WATCH MY MIRRORS and leave good SPACE between me and the other assholes on the road.  I'm a professional driver with over 1M Miles of Accident Free driving under my belt, except for the fucking Motorcycles.  That is a whole other category and frankly, I don't think there is any way to go clean on a motorcycle in perpetuity.  The best you can do there is know when to lay it down and not die. I did that trick 3 times, and it's not fun.  But I came out of all of them with just some lost skin and a dislocated shoulder in the worst one (high speed lay down on the Taconic Parkway in NY. WEAR A HELMET!)  My Full face Bell Helmet almost cracked in two when I hit the curb on the median.  But it did not give way completely and only my shoulder took the brunt of the impact. You drive a bike for enough miles, you're going to get into a situation where you gotta lay it down and pray.  But 4 wheels or 18, I drove clean 100% of the time for over 40 years.

18 wheels is a whole other problem and there it's not getting rear ended yourself, but rear-ending someone else.  This because a Big Rig just doesn't  slow down too fast, and you gotta leave a LOT of room between you and the  next guy up the road.  The shitheads behind you can usually slow down fast enough to avoid hitting your ass if they are not totally shitfaced drunk, which does happen of course but never happened to me.

I take a great deal of pride in my driving record, it is spectacular given the miles I drove and the years I did it for.  But it also took a lot of luck to go so clean.  Sometimes the "accidents" are unavoidable, I know that.  But you also can ameliorate their consequences as long as you pay good attention to the road and WATCH YOUR FUCKING MIRRORS!

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I turned off a side street in South Seattle making and easy right turn onto a two way arterial on the way home last week.  Yellow double line down the center,  single lane in both directions.  A bus was coming at me 800 feet down the road so there was plenty of time to turn and I did.  I came out of a stop sign nice easy and slow, all legal and normal.  I completed my turn and began a slow acceleration.  As I did a pickup truck driving in oncoming traffic decided to pass a slow car in front of it.  The pickup turned right in front of me and took out my bumper and drivers side front fender.  I stopped and the pickup truck also stopped.  It had passed me along my drivers side.  It was stopped for about ten seconds before it sped off.

I backed up into the side street I had turned out of and got out to look at what had happened.  I had to push hard to open the door because the fender had been pushed into it.  I got out and a woman asked if I was OK.  I said I was.  She said:

'You don't look OK to me.

'I'm OK I'm not hurt.

'Did that pick up truck hit you.

'Yes

'I saw it drive off.  You need to call the police.  Calm down, you are shaking.  You haven't done anything wrong.


True story, the 350E is getting repaired.  Probably about $8000 damage.  The good new is I get a rental car discount through insurance and because it is a hit and run accident WA State Uninsured Motorist kicks in making my deductible only $300.

It was a horrible ass rape to experience on the way home from work but when you are in an accident that obviously involved two vehicles and your vehicle is the only one there and also obviously not at fault, the Seattle Police treat you real good.  And Mary was an angel.  It was wonderful that she was there and saw the truck drive off.

So the Mercedes is in a shop and I have a bright red rental.



Dodge challenger.  Brand new, 500 miles on her.  NASCAR Baby!  I'm tempted to go down the rabbit hole and go FULL ON MAGA until I get my black beauty back again.



But I need assurances everybody will do what it takes to pull me back from the dark side when I return the rental.



An experiment, sort of like Odysseus lashed to the mast.



Sirens of Trump.

But I need assurances.

Go to the light Carol Anne!
What makes the desert beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well.

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Re: C5 Gets Wood- Part I- The Blue Pill Moment
« Reply #11 on: November 15, 2018, 06:52:22 AM »
Go to the light Carol Anne!

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Re: C5 Gets Wood- Part I- The Blue Pill Moment
« Reply #12 on: November 15, 2018, 07:06:30 AM »
Trade in the street legal go cart for a merkaba stealth bubble
While your under light saturation
I know exactly what you mean. Let me tell you why youíre here. Youíre here because you know something. What you know you canít explain, but you feel it. Youíve felt it your entire life, that thereís something wrong with the world.
You donít know what it is but its there, like a splinter in your mind

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Re: C5 Gets Wood- Part I- The Blue Pill Moment
« Reply #13 on: November 15, 2018, 07:37:37 AM »
Go to the light Carol Anne!

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Yeah, you are probably right.  It ends with,

"Don't give it any help it knows too much already.

I probably should follow that advice.  Going full on MAGA is too dangerous.  I'd probably wind up getting a silver pickup truck and roaming Seattle doing hit and runs unable to return to sanity.  Being in every-bodies business but acting like I'm the only one one earth.  Blaming illegal aliens for all the stupid drivers who want to be on the road at the same time I do.  Stuff like that.  Nobody to help me with the ignoble fate of eventually dying in delusion as a cosmic joke.

Stay in the light!
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