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Forget night vision glasses. Get a good motorcycle jacket.

I have a weakness for collecting MC jackets. With and without armor. I also have full leathers and a hot weather mesh armored jacket.

This is my favorite. It's the leather they use that makes this one special. I  wondered if they were still in business. They are. I am wearing mine to dinner, over a hoodie. It's cold and blowing 30+ here tonight. A jacket like this only gets better with age.

http://fogcityleather.com/

Screen Shot 2018 12 13 at 9 08 35 PM
Screen Shot 2018 12 13 at 9 08 35 PM

A helmet's not a bad idea either. I have a full face Shoei, that flips up.


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Surly Newz / Re: Doomstead Diner Daily
« on: Today at 06:59:52 PM »
I wasn't griping at you for posting it. It's just the typical kind of thing I read, still, even though it's pretty obvious all these fast collapse gurus are full of shit.

Not even in Argentina did anybody need night vision goggles. Sure, people need to take their scarce resources and spend thousands of dollars on military technology...to protect themselves against...what exactly?

Food is still what people need to worry about. Food, clean water, a way to keep warm at night.

Makes you wonder why Ferfal did it.

My own preps would run to potatoes.
Blogger for sale?

Bloggers get an audience. The same people want to hear the same things to have their world-view reinforced. Failure to do that means you lose readership. He sells to the "gold, guns, and death-of-the-dollar" crowd. They don't need accurate facts, trust me.

USD (DXY Index) Last Ten Years
USD (DXY Index) Last Ten Years



And it's hard to stay relevant. 8-10 years of saying all the same things over and over. He wrote some stuff that was good. He has actually been through a currency collapse.

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Surly Newz / Re: Doomstead Diner Daily
« on: Today at 01:09:00 PM »
I wasn't griping at you for posting it. It's just the typical kind of thing I read, still, even though it's pretty obvious all these fast collapse gurus are full of shit.

Not even in Argentina did anybody need night vision goggles. Sure, people need to take their scarce resources and spend thousands of dollars on military technology...to protect themselves against...what exactly?

Food is still what people need to worry about. Food, clean water, a way to keep warm at night.

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Geopolitics / Re: French Fried Frog Frexit
« on: Today at 07:50:53 AM »
The oil is gonna all get burned. Get used to it. When it's gone, life will either go on or not go on. What I do or don't do makes absolutely no difference.

Your self-serving POV might make you feel better, but it has no impact on me or anybody else. It does happen to  piss me off and make me care a little less about what happens to assholes who think they have it all figured out.


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Economics / Re: How Blockchain Will Rule Your World
« on: Today at 06:16:57 AM »
He is a visionary, and he's trying to deal with the problems. Progress is being made, but it is slow.

But the crypto space is full of wunderkind.

If you want to look at something really interesting that has to do with money, the Maker project is fascinating. It is threatened with early extinction, though, because it is being heavily impacted by the Ethereum crash. It's still overpriced and too shaky to risk money on, but it's fascinating...a new kind of credit system.

And it's a way to make a leveraged bet on Ethereum. If you read about it you'll figure that out.

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Marathon Man Newz / New Survey
« on: Today at 05:24:02 AM »
Not sure where to put this, feel free to move it. I just want the topic to keep going, but not on the crypto thread.

I'm still thinking about survey questions, but one important one would be to rank financial vehicles. Gold versus crypto vs silver vs USD's vs barter items, etc.

Another related question would be investing vs hoarding what wealth a person has, using gold or some other store of value.

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Geopolitics / Re: Trumpty-Dumpty POTUS Thread
« on: Today at 05:18:12 AM »
What a fucking sewer.

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Art & Photography / Re: History in Photographs
« on: Today at 05:16:41 AM »
Nice color. Kodachrome, I bet.

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I'm beginning to think Ethereum is a buy at these levels. It's way oversold at $90, and looking at it from a technical perspective I can see it rebounding to a $1000 pretty easily if the crypto market turns around, which it will, probably within 3-4 months.

The negatives are that it isn't a fixed emission coin, meaning that technically there is no end to how much can be created, and that it is all caught up in changing protocols, and that it isn't as scalable a technology as newer platforms, which might leave it in the dust.

There are also problems with centralization, which is a problem with most cryptos. That's a complicated subject. It has to do with developers using something called Infura, which reduces the number of active nodes.

The main positive is that it's out there and LOTS of projects are using it. It's currently the preferred building block for most dapps, which stands for "decentralized apps" or more simply blockchain apps. It's too slow  and the scalability issue makes it a poor choice for financial dapps, imho.

CryptoKitties. Yeah. It works fine for that kind of thing.

https://www.cryptokitties.co/


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Body armor, suppressors and night vision goggles? Really. What a crock. This reminds me of James Wesley Rawles and his military approach to prepping.

First, there is little reason to expect body armor to be banned here. And it's a trade-off in a firefight. Heavy and cumbersome.

Suppressors are easily made in the most basic machine shop, and can be made by hand from widely available materials. Bleach bottles and plastic bags.  And I can't imagine a scenario where I'd need one.

If you need night vision goggles, you're living in total chaos conditions...and it'll be way cheaper to kill somebody and take theirs, if it comes down to it, than to spend your prep money now. The most likely people you might need night vision goggles to protect yourself from are cops and soldiers, and theirs are better than anything you can afford.

Silly shit.

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Golden Oxen Newz / Re: Golden Oxen's Newz Channel
« on: Today at 04:40:50 AM »
Lord have mercy.

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Surly Newz / Re: Watch This Space
« on: December 12, 2018, 03:05:30 PM »
They clipped Cohen's wings. With legal fees I expect he'll be broke. His investments were shit anyway, with Uber killing the taxi monopoly he was into.  Three years in Club Fed. 500K "restitution". 50K fine.

He's lucky he got out with his balls.

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Energy / Re: Machinery for a post collapse world
« on: December 12, 2018, 03:00:03 PM »
We have one we could use and a sled but in this case these are the work machines that belong to the forest. Mine had 18000 km on it and was 5 years old.

That's hell of a lot o' snow miles. Wow.

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Energy / Re: Machinery for a post collapse world
« on: December 12, 2018, 01:43:28 PM »
Are those snow machines "company cars"? 

55 degrees F here this morning. We're at the at that time of year when the work weekdays are nice.....and only weekends have bad weather.

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Economics / Re: How Blockchain Will Rule Your World
« on: December 12, 2018, 01:39:58 PM »
I have some ideas about that. Wait until I get off work. I'll give it some more thought. I'm just busy for the next hour or two til I get off.

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