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Took the kids down to the pond today and set them loose catching frogs🐸.  Fun day for the kids, last day for the frogs🐸 they caught.  Kermit🐸 has been miserable since we cooked up Miss Piggy🐷 anyhow.

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Asian Style Sticky Grilled Frog's🐸 Legs

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Incredible' News as Banking Giant HSBC Ditches New Coal, Tar Sands, and Offshore Arctic Drilling Projects

I'll be different and just link the article.

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2018/04/20/incredible-news-banking-giant-hsbc-ditches-new-coal-tar-sands-and-offshore-arctic

I imagine for a while the oil companies will still find somebody to buy their junk bonds.  It will be interesting to see if any other TBTF Banks follow HSBCs lead.

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Doomsteading / Re: Meanwhile back at the 'stead
« on: Today at 12:14:48 PM »

 Well he’s run off everyone with whom he’s had even a bit of passing disagreement  on the forum, so there’s nothing left to do but try to eat his friends.

Has it ever occurred to you I am not trying to run off anyone, just pitching out my POV?  Must you be so judgemental on this?

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That is graphic Ad Hom, a Violation of the CoC.  I will resist retaliating in the effort to defuse this.

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Doomsteading / Re: Meanwhile back at the 'stead
« on: Today at 11:32:04 AM »
Just a fat finger. The comment was as follows:

My, aren't we in a fine fettle this morning. A regular fount of wisdom.

There are lots of clueless people in this world, my brother, but one thing I am not, is clueless. Don't go all ad hom on me. I'm not in one of my shit-eating moods.

I'm here to keep in touch with like-minded souls, and keep up with collapse news. Not here for you to take my inventory. Your self-righteous critiques do not become you, and I'm not interested in fighting. I know who I am and what I'm capable of doing. Nothing left to prove, to you, or anybody else.


 Well he’s run off everyone with whom he’s had even a bit of passing disagreement  on the forum, so there’s nothing left to do but try to eat his friends.

Has it ever occurred to you I am not trying to run off anyone, just pitching out my POV?  Must you be so judgemental on this?

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You ought to try reading the articles before commenting, Rumplestiltskin.

I did read it.  Nowhere in the article does he reveal how all these debtors will be imprisoned, fed, clothed and guarded.  Good Grief man, that is about 15% of the total population!  Can you imagine how many prison guards that would take?

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Private prisons. They’re making more of them every day. Great for the bottom line. And imagine the markets possible with prison slave labor!!
This is a veritable boom waiting to happen for people with no conscience. And they’re making more of those every day, too.

"Private" Prisons are a canard.  The State pays Private contractors to run the Prisons.  If the State does not have money to pay, the contractor can't pay Prison Guards.  Slave Labor is not profitable either.  It costs more for food, housing and clothing than the labor is worth.

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These are favorites among the Paleo Diet Diners who visit the Diner for a To-Go Lunch from our Drive-Thru window, eventually to be converted to a Bike-Thru window and then a Goat-Pulled Cart window.

In this lunch, you eliminate the Grain and Bread component in favor of a lettuce leaf to wrap up your Tuna Salad.  These days you might want to avoid Romaine Lettuce though.   ::)  Seems there are Salmonella problems with this spreading around.

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Lettuce Wrapped Tuna

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You ought to try reading the articles before commenting, Rumplestiltskin.

I did read it.  Nowhere in the article does he reveal how all these debtors will be imprisoned, fed, clothed and guarded.  Good Grief man, that is about 15% of the total population!  Can you imagine how many prison guards that would take?

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Seasteading / Re: Seastead of the Day
« on: Today at 09:19:43 AM »


Dead man's boat. This one is probably bought already, at this price (6K). Looks fast and seaworthy, but neglected.

https://houston.craigslist.org/boa/d/39-cc-northeast-sailboat/6565048721.html

Houston location.  Why don't you buy that one?  It's even cheaper than that other dead man's boat.

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What I see this year is that prices are continuing to fall even more, after having fallen for more than five years. If I were in a position to live aboard, I would be tempted to buy now, maybe not this one, but one of the many good ones I've been seeing. But I've had to accept that it just wouldn't be smart to take on the debt...or to cash out of something... to acquire what, as of right now would be more of a liability than an asset.

For guys like me (and you) right now, where we are, money in the bank or some decent investment, or even preps, is better than putting money into a boat. If the boat were free, the insurance, slip fees, and gas back and forth to take care of it would put an undue burden on my finances. I won't buy unless my situation changes into one more compatible with living on the boat, which I'd love...but doesn't make sense, really.

It is the freedom that keeps me looking. Living aboard is living free of a lot of constraints and bullshit. It represents an exit strategy from boring BAU and work. It would be an excellent chapter in my life, of that I have no doubt. But responsibility comes first.

Those are good reasons, but it does buy one more thing, which is the Insurance Policy of a GTFO of Dodge vehicle, along with of course many pleasant weekends before SHTF Day comes to go sailing and exploring.  You could save money on your VI vacations also, take that into account.

I am in a position now to be a liveaboard, but unfortunately not much of a sailor to move it around and the hot & humid weather of south TX is not very appealing to me, even with good A/C in the cabin.  So this one doesn't fit the bill for me either, cheap as it comes.

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Doomsteading / Re: Meanwhile back at the 'stead
« on: Today at 08:55:05 AM »
Just a fat finger. The comment was as follows:

My, aren't we in a fine fettle this morning. A regular fount of wisdom.

There are lots of clueless people in this world, my brother, but one thing I am not, is clueless. Don't go all ad hom on me. I'm not in one of my shit-eating moods.

I'm here to keep in touch with like-minded souls, and keep up with collapse news. Not here for you to take my inventory. Your self-righteous critiques do not become you, and I'm not interested in fighting. I know who I am and what I'm capable of doing. Nothing left to prove, to you, or anybody else.


When you count me as a friend, you get the baggage that comes with that.  I am just in plain terms telling you:

1-  There is no good reason you can't get some pics and vids of the pig transportatioin job.

2-  The concept of moving everything you have to the Great White North is completely impractical and unrealistic, even in BAU times.  Hire movers and pay the price.  Get it done in one shot.

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Doomsteading / Re: Meanwhile back at the 'stead
« on: Today at 08:40:30 AM »
It's time, not my moving ability, that is the problem.

No, it's not just time, it's money.  How much do you think those 4 round trips you project (and I bet it's quite a few more if you really wanted to pull stuff you can't sell off) will cost?  Gas is only part of it.  Are you going to camp out every night or take motels?  Are you going to cook your food Homeless SNAP Card Gourmet style or stop in at restaurants?  Where are you storing all these goodies between trips?  How much are the storage units costing you until you finish the job?

If you are making a move, the most efficient way to do it is to move everything all at once, and the less you have, the more practical it becomes.  You are a Sedentary man, I am a Nomad.  You have lived in the same place for decades.  I have moved more times in my life than I can count.  You have no clue on this.

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What's that?  A "no comment" comment?

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Doomsteading / Re: Meanwhile back at the 'stead
« on: Today at 08:30:35 AM »
Yeah, I'm a lazy guy working all weekend to get ready to haul pigs to market. Like I have nothing better to do than take videos  for your collapse amusement. Gimme a break.

You get no breaks on the Diner.

It's not for my "collapse  amusement".  It is to make your articles more informative and interesting to Diner readers and help build the SUN Project with our YouTube Channel.  It is Collapse Education.

Get a camera and tripod and make some vids.

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Doomsteading / Re: Meanwhile back at the 'stead
« on: Today at 08:27:14 AM »
It's time, not my moving ability, that is the problem.

No, it's not just time, it's money.  How much do you think those 4 round trips you project (and I bet it's quite a few more if you really wanted to pull stuff you can't sell off) will cost?  Gas is only part of it.  Are you going to camp out every night or take motels?  Are you going to cook your food Homeless SNAP Card Gourmet style or stop in at restaurants?  Where are you storing all these goodies between trips?  How much are the storage units costing you until you finish the job?

If you are making a move, the most efficient way to do it is to move everything all at once, and the less you have, the more practical it becomes.  You are a Sedentary man, I am a Nomad.  You have lived in the same place for decades.  I have moved more times in my life than I can count.  You have no clue on this.

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Doomsteading / Re: Meanwhile back at the 'stead
« on: Today at 08:18:19 AM »

My Canon has been on loan to the practice, since we don't currently have a good office camera to take to the hospital. Photos have become 100% necessary to get paid by Medicaid, which specializes in refusing to pay unless supplied with overwhelming evidence. I have great cameras in every room in the office now, but they are dedicated and need the office software to archive the pics.

You make one poor excuse after another.  You don't need a fucking Canon 5D for making internet vids!  An El Cheapo Kodak does the job just fine, and won't cost you much more than a Gorillapod.  You just are lazy.

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Doomsteading / Re: Meanwhile back at the 'stead
« on: Today at 08:07:49 AM »
I don't want to have to hire somebody with a big trailer. Too expensive. But it might turn out to be a way to get the herd reduction done. We'll see....

Aren't you the same guy who said he can move everything he owns to the Great White North with his trustyt 1 Ton Ford Pickup? You can't even get your piggies to market 2 hours down the road!  ::)

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Doomsteading / Re: Meanwhile back at the 'stead
« on: Today at 08:03:35 AM »
I have bought maybe four tripods, and the damn artist/children keep making them disappear. I am wishing for a new one, one without that video crank bullshit that makes them unstable for real photography. But that type is super expensive, comparatively thinking. Figures.

Get a Gorillapod.  I have two in different sizes.  You can hook them to anything, tree branches, fences, whatever.  Quite reasonable at Walmart.



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