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« Reply #105 on: October 20, 2019, 09:24:22 PM »
Now UP on Global Economic Intersection!

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Sunday, Bloody Sunday
« Reply #106 on: November 17, 2019, 06:35:53 AM »


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We have moved into a new and more intensive phase of Collapse, and this week I got myself back into gear to fullfill my Mission from God to chronicle this shit before I buy my ticket to the Great Beyond.



It has been an intense month in the world of Collapse between the Wildfires in Oz and Sunny California, the Brexit Kabuki still ongoing across the Pond, yet another Shoot-em-Up yesterday in a CA High Shool,  Hong Kong Protesters breaking out the Primitive Weapons to fight the Gestapo utilizing Tear Gas and Water Cannons, and of course our own Clown Show here on Live Reality TV from the Hallowed Halls of CONgress.



My tradition has been to produce a Collapse Meal here on the Doomstead Diner for Sunday Brunch, and over the last 7 years I havent missed too many Sundays,  The last few weeks though I have been engaged in another very important pursuit, online Gaming. lol.  I have been at War almost non-stop for about 3 weeks battling other much younger and healthier Gamers in the virtual world as it might be after SHTF Day arrives in earnest.  I will write more about this latest addiction of mine in an upcoming blog.



Image result for spy vs spyAs for the more Topical subject of the current Impeachment Melodrama is concerned, in this weeks' e[isode of the Collapse Morning Wake-Up call, we have two unlikely Heros who testified in fornt of the CONgress Critters on Wednesday, the career "Civil Servants" Bill Taylor & George Kent.  This is said in revered tones, how these men have selflessly dedicated their lives to the Public Good.  Normally though, when you think of Civil Service Workers, you think of the Clerks at the DMV when you go to get your Driver's License renewed.  Or maybe the Sanitation Engineers who come to pick up your Garbage and take it to the Land of Away at the City Dump.  LOL.  Somehow though, it's hard to think of Ambassadors and CIA Apparatchiks as "Civil Service" Workers.  For one thing, their pay scale is a good deal better, not to mention the perks and all those Frequent Flyer Miles they get!



These guys are the SAME dudes who Dealt Death to Vietnamese Villagers back in the day, but now they are HEROS, because they are outing Trumpovetsky as corrupt!  hahahahahahahaha. It's Spy vs Spy, the Corrupt of the MIC vs the corrupt Mob in the White House!  Mad Magazine has come to life!  Alfred E Newman is POTUS too!



While I engage Ghosts & Zombies in Cyberspace though, the real world occassionally intrudes, and I did find it compelling this week to deal with it and comment on it.  But how can you deal with such a Clusterfuck sober?  So for this week's Sunday Brunch, I give you my recipe for one of my KILLER Bloody Marys, along with a dose of Collapse errata.  Definitely try out the recipe, it will really improve your outlook for the day while you digest the insanity in today's newz cycle..


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Re: Sunday, Bloody Sunday
« Reply #107 on: November 18, 2019, 04:57:26 AM »
Time for another Bloody Mary!   ;D


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Thanksgiving Pizza
« Reply #108 on: November 28, 2019, 05:46:40 AM »


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Thanksgiving 2019 has ARRIVED, and it's time to itemize what we have to be Thankful for this year.  We can be Thankful for the fact many of us are still alive, although according to Statistics, we are dieing faster every day.  We can be Thankful for the fact that FOOD is still available here in the FSoA at mostly affordable prices even on a SNAP Card budget. We can be Thankful that as of this morning, Planet Earth has not collided with a Planet Killer asteroid.



Beyond that though, we have a good deal MORE not to be Thankful for here on the last Thursday of November 2019.  It's not a great day for Happy Motoring to your relatives for your Turkey Dinner, since a Bomb Cyclone has dumped mega tons of snow in many spots acrss the country.  It's not too good for Albanians who lost everything in their latest Earthquake.  Californicators who have been burned out of their McMansions or just had all the meat in their freezers go bad from lack of the Electric Juice aren't too happy either.



Probably worst of all right now here in the FSoA is the fact we still have an Orange topped CRIMINAL and PATHOLOGICAL LIAR as the Clown-in-Chief running the country, and worse still he still (supposedly, according to polls) has half the J6Ps out there supporting him!  It matters not how many people testify to the actions taken to shake down the Ukrainians to smear Uncle Joe Biden, because that half of the population simply does not CARE that this occurred. Political Corruption is an expected and in many cases desired thing.  "Democracy" is a lie which never existed at all, certainly not in my lifetime.



In prior Thaanksgiving articles over the year, I have gone over some Big Buffets I contributed a dish to, Thanksgiving Dinners I had had with a gaggle of drunken relatives and Thanksgiving Dinners which consited of a Swanson Turkey TV Dinner.  This year I had hoped to have a big communal Dinner with some of my fellow residents of my community, but annoying problems like getting sent to jail or moving out of state got in the way of this idea.  Not me yet, I'm still flying under the radar of the Gestapo, but nevertheless it's another Solo Thanksgiving Day for me.  So I decided to change up for this one, and make a PIZZA for Thanksgiving!  It's an Olive-Mushroom-Zucchini augmented Pizza, and it's quite good.  I'll be having it cold for Breakfast on Black Friday as well, while I shop for deals online at Amazon, Walmart & B&H Photo.  If you want the Recipe and want to listen to me Rant on our latest Collapse Newz, you can watch the Video heading this article.


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Re: 📺 Morning Collapse Wake-Up Call
« Reply #109 on: November 29, 2019, 07:39:08 PM »
Happy Thanksgiving.

We managed to pull off another TG family meal in the park, although it was in the 50's and threatened rain.

I made my signature chocolate mousse and it was a good batch....nearly all gone now...and I grilled steaks......marinated in fresh garlic with coarse ground pepper and sea salt....over mesquite in the little smoker. They were pretty good too.

Not a big crowd. We were joined by some of my wife's sister's family, who also live here. But we had all the traditional food and I ate to excess. No guilt here. But gratitude, yes. I am grateful.

Our family has a new generation this year, as my wife's nephew has had one child born and adopted another that he and his wife, who is out of school now and practicing medicine, have been fostering for nearly two years.

Two of my kids were there, the local ones. My son had been in town just before, for a couple of weeks. He is working for Crate and Barrel and they shoot their spring catalog this time of year in places where they can fake spring...although the weather wasn't all that great....But considerable less snow than Chicago.

We haven't seen the NY kids in months and months and I miss my youngest, who seems to be at something of a loss right now since her grad school day have ended and she's  just working for a living. You know how it is in NY.....what was that old song about "living just enough for the city" ? You know the one.

I've been a little untethered myself since I decided to give the Diner a rest for a. while.......but I've started to carry that little pocket knife you gave me....and it makes me think about you every time I use it, which is often. I am afraid of losing it. I've probably been given a hundred pocket knives in my life, and I've never held on to a single one for long. For a long time I was afraid to carry it in my pocket, but I finally broke down and started using it. It's quite handy and unique, and I've wanted to say thank you again for giving it to me. Sometimes small gifts are better than big gifts, especially from someone who is a friend, someone who put some thought into it.

Sorry for not staying in better touch. I wish you and all the Diners well,.....and I hope all of you are doing okay. I figured it was time to drop in and at least say hi.

It's starting to look like your call on China kicking off the next global financial meltdown might be spot on....and not too far out there now. I wanted to mention that, too.

I turned 64 on Monday, and wonder if anyone will still feed me, or need me, now that I'm officially approaching old age at a brisk clip. So far I can still get up and make it to the coffee pot and on to work. I'm grateful for that too.

Enjoy your pizza. I used to make pizza a lot when I was a younger man. Raising four kids burned the missus out on pizza. I haven't made one
 in a long, long time. But today I got a jones for Chicago style hot dogs, and I think tomorrow I'll round up the "correct" ingredients and see how close I can come to the real thing. This town used to be full of hot dog joints...but they've fallen out of fashion now that the world is filled with millenials who are gluten-free, soy-free, and too prissy to enjoy a Chicago Dog.

Well, I'm running out of things to say, and I guess I'll sign off. Glad you can still whip up a pizza.
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Re: 📺 Morning Collapse Wake-Up Call
« Reply #110 on: November 29, 2019, 07:48:04 PM »
Nice 2 C  U Eddie!  :icon_sunny:

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Re: 📺 Morning Collapse Wake-Up Call
« Reply #111 on: November 30, 2019, 03:31:56 AM »
Happy Thanksgiving.

 But today I got a jones for Chicago style hot dogs, and I think tomorrow I'll round up the "correct" ingredients and see how close I can come to the real thing. This town used to be full of hot dog joints...but they've fallen out of fashion now that the world is filled with millenials who are gluten-free, soy-free, and too prissy to enjoy a Chicago Dog.

Well, I'm running out of things to say, and I guess I'll sign off. Glad you can still whip up a pizza.

Really nice to see you here again.

Some years ago I dated a woman who had grown up in Chicago and who made me Chicage-style dogs. I thought I saw God. In fact, this became a standing post-thanksgiving ritual at my house: the anti-thanksgiving dinner, if you will.

Two words: sports peppers. After you "drag out through the garden." I'm not even sure how you find them.

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A World on Fire
« Reply #112 on: December 01, 2019, 04:11:48 AM »


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Working up the energy for a blog for Sunday Collapse Brunch this week has been tough for a few reasons.  Health wise, I am doing crappy again, but this isn't the only problem.  My main computer is also getting close to death, it was crashing on me about every hour for a few days.  Now it seems to be in a sort of remission.and hasn't crashed since late last night.  So I am risking writing an article and hoping I don't lose it before I have a chance to publish.



Beyond the health issues and technical problems there are other deeper ones ongoing here.  As I peruse the headlines on the Google Search Engine each day there is a new riot occurring in a new city.  The entire continent of South America appears to be on fire now.  Colombia, Chile, Venezuela, Brazil…you can bring up Videos now on YouTube that are IRL versions of Children of Men every day.  Then there's Hong Kong, Paris, Barcelona and of course Istanbul & Tehran.  Spin the Globe and plop your finger down  any randm spot at all and you can find an ongoing political collapse.



Meanwhile here in the FSoA and across the Pond in Jolly Old England you have the Kabuki Theater productions of Impeachment and Brexit, which is almost not worth commenting on with so much more havoc ongoing in other nations as we speak, where people are literally being mowed down in the streets.  Here exploding in numbers are the number of Homeless in just about every Big Shity from New York to Chicago to Seattle to Los Angeles.  With that exploding population we are seeing Diseases now we haven't seen in such numbers ince the Middle Ages.  Typhus, Typhoid Fever, Cholera, their all making a comeback in ever increasing numbers.






The above video is just one of hundreds you can Google up these days if you are concerned about this ever growing problem.  Cities and towns all across the country are passing laws that essentially criminalize homelessness, so the current  solution seems to be to put them in jail  Can we really build enough jails to give all these folks 3 Hots and a Cot?  It's notoriously expensive to drop people in jail also, it costs nearly double wnat I live on per year these days, but building Affordable Housing isn't being done much.  There aren't the job programs or  jobs to give these folks something productive to do with their lives.  They are of course disproportionately Black, Brown and Hispanic people, but plenty of poor White Trash out there too.



For the real Street level Homeless in a ramshackle tent under an overpass somewhere, they aren't living,they are waiting to die.  There are levels and degrees of homelessness though, there are people couch surfing if they still have friends or relatives who will take them in; there are people living in RVs and Vans in the Walmart parking lots.  Does anyone have a count or keep statistics on how many people are in this situation?  I susspect it is much larger than the numbers out there sleeping rough.



Still, with all this evidence of Collapse overwhelming the Newz Cycle, there is still also a huge cadre of Amerikans who deny it is occurring, still enjoying Thanksgiving Dinner and still shopping till they drop on Black Friday, although they do it mostly Online now so you don't have those ridiulous scenes at Walmart or Best Buy of fistfights betwen shoppers looking for a great deal on an Iphone.  If they still have a job or get enough Mailbox Money to live comfortably, they simply don't notice all the people who have ALREADY fallen off the cliff.  Now the Clown-in-Chief is floating a plan to cut millions off from their SNAP Card allotment of monthly nourishment.  If that flies, things will not end well.  The problems you see today in Santiago or Bogota will migrate quite rapidly north of the border.



There is no question anymore, COLLAPSE HAS ARRIVED.  It can and will get a lot worse of course.  But there is no  more question for a Collapse Writer anymore of "When will SHTF Day arrive?"  It has already come and gone.  For me, it gets harder all the time to write or even just post Newz Links, because Diners have seen it all and heard it all for years now.  There's nothing really NEW here, it's just a steady increase in the frequency and magnitude of the events.



The same advice as always still applies, get out of the Big Shity and go off grid if you can.  If you can't, plan for a Bugout when your neighborhood deteriorates too much. Form COMMUNITY, get together with friends and relatives you know and trust.  Prep up with Food, Fuel, Generators, Fishing Gear, traps and of course the old standby of Guns & Ammo.



I am out of the bizness of making Nostradamus Predictons of when things will thoroughly unravel in any given neighborhood.  I don't know when it will arrive for you if it hasn't happened to you already.  But it's coming, and it's coming fast.  Everybody Knows.




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Re: A World on Fire
« Reply #113 on: December 02, 2019, 01:05:39 AM »
Now UP on GEI!  :icon_sunny:

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