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Surly Newz / Re: The Surlynewz Channel
« Last post by azozeo on Today at 09:57:05 AM »
I'll take that as a compliment.
Sharp focus and crystal clarity is the holy grail!

Between you and AZ, we have the script writers for a major hit series.

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Oh hell yeah.....

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The revolution you'd like to see is simply an event of such extremely low probability that expecting it to happen amounts to believing in Santa Claus.

It's not what I would "like to see".  Its just history.  The Bolsheviks didn't believe in Santa Claus and neither did Robespierre.  Nevertheless, it happened.  Do you deny there was a Russian or French Revolution?  That is just in the last 200 years chief.  It's not that low in probability.

"Those who do not learn from history are DOOMED to repeat it."

You will not learn.  You want to keep your priviledge at any cost.  That is obvious.

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Doomsteading / Re: SHTF Driving- Or, C5 Turns A Honda Civic Into A Truck
« Last post by RE on Today at 09:42:49 AM »
For those wondering where i disappeared to, I have had some set backs. My next article on The Adapters Movement, with peer review, will take a few months to write and will be LONG. My Thesis and most important work.

also, the wind power isnt working yet.

but 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.

"God is happy, Sabu. He plays with us" (from Out Of Africa). 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 collapse heaven. Go into the headlights.

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 dont 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. The next hits tomorrow then again latter in the week.

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.
Also, the scrub is now being moved to the garden. After this summers drought, its time to embrace Huglekulture mounds to store moisture in the soil.

My chainsaw awaits....

Nice 2 hear from U C5.  Sorry the Civic has gone to the Great Beyond.  Reminds me of the recent loss of my Mazda last year.  :'(

Your Big Article sounds cool, but ya know, you don't have to just work on one thing at a time.  I have about 4 projects going at the moment.  It's how you keep your readership numbers up.  You gotta pitch out the content at least bi-weekly.  I get complaint emails every time I miss more than a week with an article.

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The revolution you'd like to see is simply an event of such extremely low probability that expecting it to happen amounts to believing in Santa Claus.

I EXPECT a swing to more socialism.  The politics of that are already successfully incubating on our university campuses. But it won't be called socialism or communism.  Those are buzzwords with a lot of bad connotations.

Our future looks a lot like Europe. And like socialism in Europe today, it won't make any difference in people's lives,when the energy isn't there.

But the changes here are going to be ( already are, actually) incremental and involve taxing some people more and giving money to other people who don't have any. And that's a bottomless hole that will get bigger. The very idea depends on having tax donkeys to pay somebody else's share. Eliminating high paid professional jobs is a way to achieve instant failure.
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Marathon Man Newz / Re: How to Be a Millionaire and Pay No Taxes
« Last post by RE on Today at 09:35:16 AM »
Sure. Hordes of socialists invading my neighborhood. Keep dreaming.

I drive the same cars most working families drive here. One pick-up, one economy car. The MB id dead and needs to be hauled off.My uniform is Levis and T-shirts and dirty boat shoes. I own one suit, bought to perform the wedding. I never dress rich. I need a haircut most of the time, like now.

And if somebody did manage to climb over all the bodies in my front yard and overcome me by illegal and immoral force..... on that fateful day, there isn't anything here worth that much. I don't even have a smart phone.

My money is in investments, not under my mattress. Killing me would be a meaningless act of random violence, that wouldn't net anybody anything. If people squatted in the half dozen properties I own, they'd just ruin them and have nothing, if I'm not there to do the repairs.

And if you kill all the dentists, good luck with your next toothache. You can fly to Mexico, maybe. Maybe your local commissar will give you the money. LOL.

I'm not dreaming, I relate to you history.  Who got nailed in the French Revolution?  The educated "scientists" and doctors for the most part.  You think Amerika is "exceptional" and this can't happen here?  We can't get another Robespierre in Ameirka?  We already got another fucking Hitler in Trumpovetsky.  It doesn't match with what you want to believe, which is that BAU will continue for the rest of your life, and it might play out that way if you are lucky.  But if this does come one fateful day before you are dead, do you give up your wealth or do you die to defend it?  Inquiring minds want to know.

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Marathon Man Newz / Re: How to Be a Millionaire and Pay No Taxes
« Last post by Eddie on Today at 09:27:32 AM »
Sure. Hordes of socialists invading my neighborhood. Keep dreaming.

I drive the same cars most working families drive here. One pick-up, one economy car. The MB is dead and needs to be hauled off.My uniform is Levis and T-shirts and dirty boat shoes. I own one suit, bought to perform the wedding. I never dress rich. I need a haircut most of the time, like now.

And if somebody did manage to climb over all the bodies in my front yard and overcome me by illegal and amoral force..... on that fateful day, there isn't anything here worth that much. I don't even have a smart phone.

My money is in investments, not under my mattress. Killing me would be a meaningless act of random violence, that wouldn't net anybody anything. If people squatted in the half dozen properties I own, they'd just ruin them and have nothing, if I'm not there to do the repairs.

And if you kill all the dentists, good luck with your next toothache. You can fly to Mexico, maybe. Maybe your local commissar will give you the money. LOL.
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For those wondering where i disappeared to, I have had some set backs. My next article on The Adapters Movement, with peer review, will take a few months to write and will be LONG. My Thesis and most important work.

also, the wind power isnt working yet.

but 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.

"God is happy, Sabu. He plays with us" (from Out Of Africa). 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 collapse heaven. Go into the headlights.

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 dont 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. The next hits tomorrow then again latter in the week.

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.
Also, the scrub is now being moved to the garden. After this summers drought, its time to embrace Huglekulture mounds to store moisture in the soil.

My chainsaw awaits....
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The Diner Pantry / 🐑 Doomstead Diner Lunch Special: 11/12/2018
« Last post by RE on Today at 09:14:01 AM »
For the Diner Special Lunch today on Meat Monday, we're moving from Pig Flesh to Baby Lamb 🐑  Flesh.  Enjoy your Kebab!  :icon_sunny:

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Lamb 🐑 Souvlaki with Tzatziki
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Marathon Man Newz / Re: How to Be a Millionaire and Pay No Taxes
« Last post by RE on Today at 08:51:32 AM »
No, this is a silly conversation. Those people were Nazis who committed suicide because Germany surrendered.

The smart Nazis are still alive, some of 'em. Or at least they died of old age.

The guillotine approach to redistribution of wealth is a concept that already failed, rather spectacularly.

Humans all look alike, and it's easy to hide wealth. Lots of rich people do not appear to be rich at all. You can't even figure out who they are, other than a few high profile celebrities.

First, I'm not particularly rich, and second, the whole concept of white male privilege is specious.But even if I were rich, the idea that somebody in this country is going to come after me because I'm worth a couple of million buck is ridiculous. Won't happen. Thee are 9 million families in the US with net worths of over a million bucks. It's chump change.

This is more rationalization and confirmation bias.  ::)

It's quite EZ to identify you as rich, you just have to know where you live.    You just need to know the profession/criminal racket  you pursued to become rich. You just need to observe the carz you drive.   It's fucking tatooed on your forehead.

There may be 9M families with a net worth of 1M, but there are another 341M without that.  That is not good odds for the folks holding the money.  30:1 generously in your neighborhood.  Give it up or have it taken from you by force, at the cost of your life and the lives of your loved ones.  It's up to you.

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Marathon Man Newz / Re: How to Be a Millionaire and Pay No Taxes
« Last post by Eddie on Today at 08:41:59 AM »
No, this is a silly conversation. Those people were Nazis who committed suicide because Germany surrendered.

The smart Nazis are still alive, some of 'em. Or at least they died of old age.

The guillotine approach to redistribution of wealth is a concept that already failed, rather spectacularly.

Humans all look alike, and it's easy to hide wealth. Lots of rich people do not appear to be rich at all. You can't even figure out who they are, other than a few high profile celebrities.

First, I'm not particularly rich, and second, the whole concept of white male privilege is specious.But even if I were rich, the idea that somebody in this country is going to come after me because I'm worth a couple of million buck is ridiculous. Won't happen. Thee are 9 million families in the US with net worths of over a million bucks. It's chump change.

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