I think of the current situation in the middle-east as a chess match between the USA and NATO and Russia and her allies. One makes a move, then the other. The West made a mess out of the middle-east, then Russia steps in to clean it up, then Turkey shoots down a Russian fighter jet, then Russia really blows the heck out of Turkey’s anti-Assad allies in Syria, then Turkey blocks Russia’s ships in the Black Sea(?). Now Iraq wants us gone, for which I cannot blame them. We screwed them over enough. Guess who is being courted to take our place? Russia. Clowns verses KGB agent, guess who wins. Seriously, what we have to call reality would make a great script for a comedy if so many people weren’t actually dying. When future generations look back at us, they will wonder how we have become so stupid. The more advanced (supposedly) our civilizations have become, the more effective we are at killing each other. At least with swords and spears it took real time and effort to kill each other, now we have nukes and can turn whole cities into a wasteland with a press of a button. In fact, we don’t even have to be at war to nuke each other, Fukushima is doing a fine job of irradiating the planet. Slow, sure, but effective enough.
So now the West and Russia are putting their pieces in place for a heck of a show down. Sadly, this isn’t a game and a lot more people are going to die.
That’s what my boundsoul coworker told me when I asked if he was aware of what was going on between Russia and Turkey and he told me ‘No.’ Of course I replied something to the effect of ‘Not until the nukes start flying.’
We are literally watching the chess pieces being put into place for what may be the worst combat conflict in the known history of mankind and people don’t care because it doesn’t affect them. It’s over there. I still have my beer and The Walking Dead will be back on in February. Electric still works. Ginny still fills me in on the latest town gossip at church. We still have IPhones. They believe that what’s over there will stay over there. Problem is, it may not stay over there. What will all these people do then? Our Clown-in-Chief fired all the good military officers and put in yesmen. We didn’t win anything in the middle-east, we just messed everything up. Russia blew the hades out of ISIS in just a few days more than we did in a few years. Are our commanders that lazy or is Russia actually stronger? Of course, it is my personal belief that the West, especially America, is actually supporting ISIS and other terror groups instead of really fighting them. So, what happens when it all blows up in our face?
America and Turkey are allies. If Turkey starts a shooting war with Russia, and mind you, they already shot first, we’ll join in one way or another and so will NATO. However, Russia is not alone and their good buddy China is no slouch anymore. Iran will not let the problems around them affect their home turf without a fight. Slowly, but surely, more and more nations are looking to Russia for help. Why? After looking at the mess we made in the middle-east, we have to be either extremely narcissistic fools or extremely psychopathic narcissists. Of course, anyone reading this knows that the whole thing is over the petrodollar and propping up what’s left of our economy while the bankers rob us blind. With America’s tainted reputation for being a global bully, we may actually find ourselves nearly friendless when the bear roars and the dragon breathes fire. So, do events taking place on the other side of the planet affect us? I would say that the answer is ‘yes.’
I don’t know about you, but powdered milk is not on my taste-buds’ A-list. Consequently, I don’t store a pinch of it. Powdered milk also doesn’t have a great shelf life, though I’m sure some have figured out how to extend it. Here is something I don’t see on any lists or sites: canned evaporated milk! I mixed it 50/50 with water, chilled it, and there was no difference in taste with that of real milk. Being canned, it should last a few years, right? Not forever, of course, but longer than powdered milk I would think. AND it tastes better. Canned evaporated milk has been on my stock up list for a few months now. It’s super cheap when I find it at discount grocery stores, 4 for a buck for the mini cans and 2 for a buck for the veggie can size. At the one dollar store I go to, it’s a dollar for the veggie can size. Not exactly super expensive, $10 even from the dollar store would get me enough milk to stretch just over a month if I’m careful with how much I use. Just thought I’d share this tidbit of info, if anyone has more to add, please comment!
Well, I finally got my own slice of land, a whole 7.42 acres of woods. I am staying out here, sometimes in my tent, sometimes in my car. A new adventure here at my new home. I plan to live life as close to the earth as possible, though it will be a struggle to get there. Right now my poor, bedraggled car also serves as my power source and I have a slight raccoon problem, but I’m tough enough to stick it out. Being single again gives me more freedom to try and test things. Hope everyone has a great week!
Tactics are an important element when the SHTF. Here are some tactics to consider as the need arises. Move quietly, don’t travel in a straight line, avoid main roads, never go back the same way that you came, never use the same ambush site twice and remember if you can see the enemy the chances are that the enemy can see you too.
Avoid predictable patterns, watch carefully for trip wires and booby traps, do not step on twigs as the sound of a twig breaking will travel a considerable distance. Avoid using or wearing shiny objects and stay away from locations which leave you vulnearable such as alleyways and dimly lit parking lots.
Pay attention to sounds. Birds suddenly moving away from a location are an indicator of movement. Know your enemy and keep your weapons within arms reach. Your mission will dictate your weapons choices; there is no such thing…
Yet one more reason that Westchester County, New York, should secede along with all 5 boroughs of NYC plus Long Island, float into the Atlantic Ocean, and tectonically merge with France or some other Euro-socialist shit hole.
Fig. 1: Offensive speech blowing in the breeze
A veterans organization in a New York town is fighting for its right to fly a patriotic flag after the city council refused to let the group display the flag, calling it a symbol of the Tea Party with right-wing connotations.
The United Veterans Memorial & Patriotic Association replaced a tattered American flag at the New Rochelle Armory, flying the Gadsden flag underneath it. The bright yellow “Don’t Tread On Me” flag has been used by the Navy and Marine Corps since 1775.