Seasons Fleeting Cafe

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Swiss winter scene, by Senna Relax


Driving away an alligator with a frying pan.

I think this critter is real and not CGI, but it's harder and harder to tell. Update: Gourmand Du Jour identifies this mystery critter as a Pallas's cat or manaul, which is a pet you can get when you reach level 30 as a Hunter in World of Warcraft. But is also apparently a real animal.

Content warning: Has a bit of surprise vermin in it.

A picnic table with a view.

Dog is a champ at balancing a ball on his nose! Or, alternately, he is an abused animal whose owner glues things to his snout. Your choice. I think the first one is cuter.

Guy drives off a boa which had a fawn in a deathlock. Did he do it to save the fawn, or just to clear the road because he was late for his tanning appointment?

Blended fur-family.

Time lapse photography of fog practically boiling over the sea.

Best dancing boy.

This parrot is putting the moves on this girl, and totally winning.

Gun does impressions of... people's running forms. Some of these are pretty good.

Steven King's Roost.

Don't celebrate until the race is won.

Dog going crazy as his owner uses all of his favorite Trigger Words on a fake phone call.

Apollo 22: The Duck Mission.

Nice little jogging path:


Always swim with a buddy:

Posted by: Ace at 07:43 PM




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1 Howdy!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at June 29, 2022 07:43 PM (u73oe)

2 I'll fetch em.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at June 29, 2022 07:43 PM (u73oe)

3 For the record, I am neither a professor nor do I have baloney tits.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at June 29, 2022 07:44 PM (u73oe)

4 Otters called

Posted by: Duke Lowell at June 29, 2022 07:45 PM (u73oe)

5 I called them.

Posted by: April--dash my lace wigs! at June 29, 2022 07:45 PM (OX9vb)

6 But I won't hold their hands.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at June 29, 2022 07:45 PM (u73oe)

7 Howdy, April! Looks like it's just you and me. How YOU doin?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at June 29, 2022 07:46 PM (u73oe)

8 Thinking cool thoughts
Looks to perfect to be real

Posted by: Skip at June 29, 2022 07:46 PM (2JoB8)

9 I just got here

Posted by: N.L. Urker, my trench is full of chickens at June 29, 2022 07:47 PM (eGTCV)

10 The cat peeking out from the rocks is a Pallas cat.
Impossibly cute. It has discovered the motion activated critter camera.

Posted by: gourmand du jour at June 29, 2022 07:47 PM (jTmQV)

11 Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to Retire at Noon Thursday; Ketanji Brown Jackson to Be Sworn in at Same Time

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 29, 2022 07:48 PM (ex2Cx)

12 Love the winter photo. I would love me some cold and snow about not. Done with summer.

Posted by: Mookie at June 29, 2022 07:48 PM (u+Y3T)

13 R. Kelly Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison in Sex Trafficking Case

Bill sweats that out!

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 29, 2022 07:49 PM (ex2Cx)

14 I hope kittah hung on until they reached the ground
Then ripped their eyes out

Posted by: Skip at June 29, 2022 07:49 PM (2JoB8)

15 Maybe I should finally spring for the unabridged United States Destroyer Operations in World War II by Theodore Roscoe.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 29, 2022 07:50 PM (ki2Fo)

16 Would live in such a village as that top pic. Provided I didn't have to work outside the house, and could just look at the view from my windows all day.

With a nice fire going.

And some bourbon.

Posted by: April--dash my lace wigs! at June 29, 2022 07:51 PM (OX9vb)

17 Gina McCarthy: We have opportunities now to transfer to clean energy in a way that grows thousands of jobs.

ha There is no such thing as clean energy other than nuke!

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 29, 2022 07:51 PM (ex2Cx)

18 Found the source of Squats contention that Baris saying Republicans are going to lose. Just watched Baris tweeting out what he did today. It was an emotional response to a rumor that someone passed him with no backup.

Baris is a good pollster, but he is overly emotional. He will say things that his numbers don't support.

Robert Barnes has a much better understanding of politics.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at June 29, 2022 07:51 PM (5p7BC)

19 10 The cat peeking out from the rocks is a Pallas cat.
Posted by: gourmand du jour at June 29, 2022 07:47 PM (jTmQV

Must be nice to live in the lap of luxury like that.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at June 29, 2022 07:51 PM (mE7cY)

20 Time for aswim
***

Does the raccoon manage to get out of the pool?

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at June 29, 2022 07:52 PM (kf6Ak)

21 Parrots and Corvids might well have ruled the world, if they'd had hands.

Posted by: kraken at June 29, 2022 07:52 PM (Vr12I)

22 Good Evening.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at June 29, 2022 07:52 PM (89T5c)

23 Hi, Duke!

Posted by: April--dash my lace wigs! at June 29, 2022 07:52 PM (OX9vb)

24 Can't wait until we have a Critical Race Theorist on the Supreme Court, it will be so much fun finding out how every case Race plays into it.

Posted by: Skip at June 29, 2022 07:53 PM (2JoB8)

25 Swiss winter scene, by Senna Relax
Posted by: Ace


If Thomas Kinkade were a photographer.

Posted by: mikeski at June 29, 2022 07:53 PM (P1f+c)

26 20 Time for aswim
***

Does the raccoon manage to get out of the pool?
Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at June 29, 2022 07:52 PM (kf6Ak)

I sure wouldn't be the one to grab him!!

Posted by: kraken at June 29, 2022 07:53 PM (Vr12I)

27 Is that Peter Dinklage playing with the elephant?

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at June 29, 2022 07:53 PM (R/m4+)

28 ha There is no such thing as clean energy other than nuke!


Yes but there's not as much grift in nuclear power....

Posted by: Mookie at June 29, 2022 07:54 PM (u+Y3T)

29 Thanks, ace, this is my favorite thread of the day.

Good for lowering the blood pressure!

Posted by: gourmand du jour at June 29, 2022 07:54 PM (jTmQV)

30 Man, I missed some great threads today. This working thing really cuts down on my HQ time.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at June 29, 2022 07:55 PM (u73oe)

31 Skip, I missed you at pixy's thread - went to a cool second hand bookstore called Starr's books. Very organized, decent selection of old scifi and mystery.
Have you been there? I think they have 2 locations - doylestown & royersford.

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at June 29, 2022 07:55 PM (kf6Ak)

32 Jonathan Frakes explaining Cassidy Smollett's testimony: https://bit.ly/2IpoVfd

Posted by: Mookie at June 29, 2022 07:55 PM (u+Y3T)

33 29 Thanks, ace, this is my favorite thread of the day.

Good for lowering the blood pressure!
Posted by: gourmand du jour

Agreed!

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at June 29, 2022 07:56 PM (kf6Ak)

34 33 29 Thanks, ace, this is my favorite thread of the day.

Good for lowering the blood pressure!
Posted by: gourmand du jour

Agreed!
Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at June 29, 2022 07:56 PM (kf6Ak)

Disagree!

Posted by: AlaBAMA at June 29, 2022 07:56 PM (mE7cY)

35 Wasn't even a small deer a bit too much for a snake, not like he can bite off a leg now and save some for tomorrow

Posted by: Skip at June 29, 2022 07:56 PM (2JoB8)

36 Willowed.
Have you ever lived through any kind of disaster ? How long have you ever been, without power or food ? Have you ever seen how the masses react to that ? I have.
Posted by: Once More With Feeling

Hurricane Alicia, Galveston Texas, 1983, one week without hour. No time without food. Benefits of being a Boy Scout. Be prepared.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 29, 2022 07:58 PM (022x+)

37 14 I hope kittah hung on until they reached the ground
Then ripped their eyes out
Posted by: Skip

Seriously.
Did they even have a harness on it?

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at June 29, 2022 07:58 PM (kf6Ak)

38 You know what's been absent from the Cafe for weeks?

That's right. Bats. Chiroptophiles of The Horde are sad.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at June 29, 2022 07:58 PM (a3Q+t)

39 Cassidy Smollett's testimony
Posted by: Mookie


Harsh, but fair.

Posted by: mikeski allows it at June 29, 2022 07:58 PM (P1f+c)

40 Disagree!

Posted by: AlaBAMA at June 29, 2022 07:56 PM (mE7cY)

---------------

Arguments is two doors down on the left.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at June 29, 2022 07:59 PM (u73oe)

41 Hangliding Cat was just too cool for school

Posted by: Guy Smiley at June 29, 2022 07:59 PM (eiN05)

42 I’m starting to get this weird feeling that the Bidens may be corrupt. And Joe may not be the centrist moderate pragmatic moderate centrist he promised.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 29, 2022 07:59 PM (OalnH)

43 Disagree!

Posted by: AlaBAMA

*throws AlaBAMA in the pool with raccoon*

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at June 29, 2022 07:59 PM (kf6Ak)

44 Vmom yes, not finding anything grabbing me so might go there tomorrow.
Another fantastic used book store is Bramble outside of Spring City

Posted by: Skip at June 29, 2022 07:59 PM (2JoB8)

45 Skip, did you find your sulphur?

Posted by: Ben Had at June 29, 2022 07:59 PM (avHcG)

46 Benefits of being a Boy Scout. Be prepared.
Posted by: rickb223 at June 29, 2022 07:58 PM


Cub Scouts prefer brownies.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at June 29, 2022 07:59 PM (a3Q+t)

47 43 Disagree!

Posted by: AlaBAMA

*throws AlaBAMA in the pool with raccoon*
Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at June 29, 2022 07:59 PM (kf6Ak)

Hilarity ensues??

Posted by: kraken at June 29, 2022 08:00 PM (Vr12I)

48 Funny that little boy Hogg talking about being a man. And cooking? Many years ago I had a choice: Eat crappy (and expensive) frozen dinners or cook for myself. I chose the latter and have never looked back. And I've never known a woman that can cook better than me (I know some that can bake better). I think overall cooking is becoming a lost art with both sexes, but the idea that men need women to cook for them is alien to me.

Posted by: Mookie at June 29, 2022 08:01 PM (u+Y3T)

49 This working thing really cuts down on my HQ time.
Posted by: Duke Lowell

Srsly. I'm starting to think I should just quit my job.

Posted by: April--dash my lace wigs! at June 29, 2022 08:01 PM (OX9vb)

50 throws AlaBAMA in the pool with raccoon*

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at June 29, 2022 07:59 PM (kf6Ak)


*Slicks hair back like GQ model.

It's okay. The wet look is in.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at June 29, 2022 08:01 PM (mE7cY)

51 Florida Supreme Court approves DeSantis grand jury to investigate child smuggling, immigration

Posted by: Dave in Fla at June 29, 2022 08:01 PM (5p7BC)

52 Another fantastic used book store is Bramble outside of Spring City
Posted by: Skip

Is that the one with cats? KTE is very allergic, unfortunately.

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at June 29, 2022 08:01 PM (kf6Ak)

53 49 This working thing really cuts down on my HQ time.
Posted by: Duke Lowell

Srsly. I'm starting to think I should just quit my job.
Posted by: April--dash my lace wigs! at June 29, 2022 08:01 PM (OX9vb)

Become an Internet Influencer!!!!!

Posted by: kraken at June 29, 2022 08:02 PM (Vr12I)

54 If we're ever in west chester I am gonna have to check out the book barn

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at June 29, 2022 08:02 PM (kf6Ak)

55 Hogg's maniacal ranting was very odd even for him - filled with strange, OCD-like fixations and weird verbal tics. That boy ain't right, is what I'm sayin'.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at June 29, 2022 08:02 PM (eiN05)

56 It's okay. The wet look is in.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at June 29, 2022 08:01 PM (mE7cY)

-----------

*Points*

You have a raccoon on your head.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at June 29, 2022 08:03 PM (u73oe)

57 It's okay. The wet look is in.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at June 29, 2022 08:01 PM (mE7cY)


I understood this reference.

Posted by: Jordan61 at June 29, 2022 08:03 PM (l5wWL)

58 Grilling some steaks with a thunderstorm moving in. 3 minutes to go and I can smell the rain. It's gonna be a close one.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - On my phone, identifiers may vary at June 29, 2022 08:03 PM (Bd6X8)

59 I think overall cooking is becoming a lost art with both sexes, but the idea that men need women to cook for them is alien to me.
Posted by: Mookie at June 29, 2022 08:01 PM (u+Y3T)



The idea that an alien can cook me is a Twilight Zone episode.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at June 29, 2022 08:03 PM (guGkK)

60 Not yet, had to run around that day from 1 job to another

Posted by: Skip at June 29, 2022 08:04 PM (2JoB8)

61 *Slicks hair back like GQ model.

It's okay. The wet look is in.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at June 29, 2022 08:01 PM


Parley voo la Fran-say?

Posted by: The French Model from the Internet at June 29, 2022 08:04 PM (a3Q+t)

62 57 It's okay. The wet look is in.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at June 29, 2022 08:01 PM (mE7cY)

I understood this reference.
Posted by: Jordan61 at June 29, 2022 08:03 PM (l5wWL)

A...hubbada hubbada hubbada. Hah hah hah!

Posted by: AlaBAMA at June 29, 2022 08:04 PM (mE7cY)

63 Big Fluffy cats.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at June 29, 2022 08:04 PM (08ncd)

64 The Cat was a stowaway, the hangglider pilot gave tours for customers, and wasn't aware there was a feline sleeping inside the wing. He quickly apprised the situation, and told the passenger not to move or reach for the kitty or do anything. They immediately returned to base and landed uneventfully, except for one highly pissed off kitty cat.

Posted by: Common Tater at June 29, 2022 08:04 PM (Dctaa)

65 Srsly. I'm starting to think I should just quit my job.
Posted by: April--dash my lace wigs! at June 29, 2022 08:01 PM (OX9vb)

Become an Internet Influencer!!!!!
Posted by: kraken


Tick tock your butt hole for rent money.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 29, 2022 08:04 PM (022x+)

66 Hogg's maniacal ranting was very odd even for him - filled with strange, OCD-like fixations and weird verbal tics. That boy ain't right, is what I'm sayin'.
Posted by: Guy Smiley at June 29, 2022 08:02 PM (eiN05)


Yep. Harvard sure knows how to pick 'em.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at June 29, 2022 08:04 PM (guGkK)

67 Jordan61, hugs to you and Mr.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 29, 2022 08:04 PM (avHcG)

68 Evening errybody

Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at June 29, 2022 08:04 PM (YglAn)

69 I hope kittah hung on until they reached the ground
Then ripped their eyes out
Posted by: Skip at June 29, 2022 07:49 PM (2JoB


This doesn't speak well of the pilot's preflight checks.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 29, 2022 08:05 PM (anj39)

70 I think overall cooking is becoming a lost art with both sexes, but the idea that men need women to cook for them is alien to me.
Posted by: Mookie


That's why we have to import all these illegal aliens dreaming future citizens! To cook for us!

Posted by: any random Democrat at June 29, 2022 08:05 PM (P1f+c)

71 Bramble books does have cats.
I get a fair amount of books at those 2 used book shops.

Posted by: Skip at June 29, 2022 08:05 PM (2JoB8)

72 71 Bramble books does have cats.
I get a fair amount of books at those 2 used book shops.
Posted by: Skip at June 29, 2022 08:05 PM (2JoB

That's how they get you.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at June 29, 2022 08:06 PM (mE7cY)

73 The idea that an alien can cook me is a Twilight Zone episode.


Is that before or after the anal probe?

Posted by: Mookie at June 29, 2022 08:06 PM (u+Y3T)

74 Hugs back to you, Ben Had! Less than four months to go...

Posted by: Jordan61 at June 29, 2022 08:06 PM (l5wWL)

75 *Points*

You have a raccoon on your head.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at June 29, 2022 08:03 PM


Is that a problem?

Posted by: Davy Crockett at June 29, 2022 08:06 PM (a3Q+t)

76 Grilling some steaks with a thunderstorm moving in. 3 minutes to go and I can smell the rain. It's gonna be a close one.
Posted by: Blanco Basura


very rare > waterlogged

Posted by: probably not Guy Fieri at June 29, 2022 08:07 PM (P1f+c)

77 *Slicks hair back like GQ model.

It's okay. The wet look is in.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at June 29, 2022 08:01 PM


Hair is overrated.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 29, 2022 08:07 PM (anj39)

78 "Tick tock your butt hole for rent money."

Does that really work? AFAF.

Posted by: fd at June 29, 2022 08:08 PM (sn5EN)

79 Bramble books does have cats.
I get a fair amount of books at those 2 used book shops.
Posted by: Skip

That's how they get you.
Posted by: AlaBAMA


Free toxoplasmosis with every hardcover!

Posted by: mikeski at June 29, 2022 08:08 PM (P1f+c)

80 Have you ever lived through any kind of disaster ? How long have you ever been, without power or food ? Have you ever seen how the masses react to that ? I have.
Posted by: Once More With Feeling

Hurricane Alicia, Galveston Texas, 1983, one week without hour. No time without food. Benefits of being a Boy Scout. Be prepared.
Posted by: rickb223 at June 29, 2022 07:58 PM (022x+)

O FFS. Be a moron. Put up food and water. Also, booze. Buy a Coleman stove and extra fuel. Have a fireplace or woodstove or similar. Buy a Coleman lantern. It ain't rocket surgery, folks.

For those of us who have always lived at the end of the supply chain, this is normal operating procedure.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at June 29, 2022 08:08 PM (okGHj)

81 I chose the latter and have never looked back. And I've never known a woman that can cook better than me (I know some that can bake better). I think overall cooking is becoming a lost art with both sexes, but the idea that men need women to cook for them is alien to me.
Posted by: Mookie at June 29, 2022 08:01 PM (u+Y3T)

Same here. If I wanted to eat well, I had to learn how to cook. Fun and worth it.

One life skill everyone should learn to do.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at June 29, 2022 08:09 PM (R/m4+)

82 I love to cook. Just did up Gordon Ramsay's Chili-Beef Lettuce Wraps, with ginger and lime. Really good, in that first-bite "Oh, did *I* make that?" way that makes cooking worth it.

Don't love the lettuce wrap part. Those are impossible to eat without making a mess. It would be just as good over rice or in mu shu pankaces or something like that.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at June 29, 2022 08:09 PM (eiN05)

83 Lol a noose was found by a black man on a construction site in Seattle at FB, err excuse me Meta’s building.

I will bet everything I own that it was a hoax and he did it himself. These fuckers never stop.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 29, 2022 08:09 PM (OalnH)

84 Hair is overrated.
Posted by: Diogenes at June 29, 2022 08:07 PM (anj39)

You DO remember why men go bald, yes?

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at June 29, 2022 08:09 PM (okGHj)

85 You DO remember why men go bald, yes?

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at June 29, 2022 08:09 PM (okGHj)

I thought that was blind.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at June 29, 2022 08:10 PM (mE7cY)

86 Photo: avalanche bait tempts fate.

Posted by: gp Sets In Motion Various Apparatuses at June 29, 2022 08:11 PM (qpX6U)

87 Well got to get up early as usual
Everyone have a great evening

Posted by: Skip at June 29, 2022 08:11 PM (2JoB8)

88 Night Skip.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at June 29, 2022 08:11 PM (08ncd)

89 You DO remember why men go bald, yes?
Posted by: tcn in AK


The mass quantities of raw testosterone frightens the hairs, and they jump off?

Posted by: mikeski at June 29, 2022 08:11 PM (P1f+c)

90 O FFS. Be a moron. Put up food and water. Also, booze. Buy a Coleman stove and extra fuel. Have a fireplace or woodstove or similar. Buy a Coleman lantern. It ain't rocket surgery, folks.

For those of us who have always lived at the end of the supply chain, this is normal operating procedure.
Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at June 29, 2022 08:08 PM (okGHj)
***

Style Guide says in every list of survival materials, booze goes first.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 29, 2022 08:12 PM (anj39)

91 I knew better, didn't want to go blind. But I do have to wear glasses

Posted by: Common Tater at June 29, 2022 08:12 PM (Dctaa)

92 Too many U-turns under the sheets.

I have no idea why progressive black women go bald. Hair probably got sick of 'em.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at June 29, 2022 08:13 PM (okGHj)

93 Good evening, thathalfrican!

Posted by: April--dash my lace wigs! at June 29, 2022 08:13 PM (OX9vb)

94 {{{Ben Had}}}

someday !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - ultra maga ftw ! at June 29, 2022 08:13 PM (a82Er)

95 Re: disasters

In Virginia 1994, we were without electricity for four days after an ice storm. We cooked on our Weber grill in our screen porch and spent the day with friends who had a wood-burning fireplace. We slept at home under down comforters without a problem. Since it was so cold, we didn't sweat or smell too badly!

HOWEVER, when I was about 7, Hurricane Agnes blew through the Baltimore area. The sound of the wind scared me to pieces--I still freak out when the wind is high.

Posted by: goddessoftheclassroom at June 29, 2022 08:13 PM (REJkJ)

96 *checks lottery tickets*

Wow won $6.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 29, 2022 08:13 PM (ki2Fo)

97 You DO remember why men go bald, yes?

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at June 29, 2022 08:09 PM (okGHj)


Dang...I should know this....

Sigh.
No...enlighten me.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 29, 2022 08:13 PM (anj39)

98 g'night, Skip, see ya on tha Pixy thread ...

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - ultra maga ftw ! at June 29, 2022 08:14 PM (a82Er)

99 96 *checks lottery tickets*

Wow won $6.
Posted by: Anna Puma at June 29, 2022 08:13 PM (ki2Fo

In reality, you won 4.20.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at June 29, 2022 08:14 PM (mE7cY)

100 Sigh.
No...enlighten me.
Posted by: Diogenes at June 29, 2022 08:13 PM (anj39)
'
Comment 92, Chief.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at June 29, 2022 08:14 PM (okGHj)

101 Gah, 89 out and 26% humidity. Swamp cooler no workie.

Posted by: Infidel at June 29, 2022 08:14 PM (r2IDy)

102 Evening April.

Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at June 29, 2022 08:15 PM (YglAn)

103 Skip: "Can't wait until we have a Critical Race Theorist on the Supreme Court, it will be so much fun finding out how every case Race plays into it."

Brown Jackson can't define "woman". The amount of stupid and ridiculous coming our way will be immeasurable.

Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel Remembers Babbitt and Perna at June 29, 2022 08:15 PM (aXxgO)

104 95 Re: disasters

In Virginia 1994, we were without electricity for four days after an ice storm. We cooked on our Weber grill in our screen porch and spent the day with friends who had a wood-burning fireplace. We slept at home under down comforters without a problem. Since it was so cold, we didn't sweat or smell too badly!

HOWEVER, when I was about 7, Hurricane Agnes blew through the Baltimore area. The sound of the wind scared me to pieces--I still freak out when the wind is high.
Posted by: goddessoftheclassroom at June 29, 2022 08:13 PM (REJkJ)

These days lots of people have generators too. Though I'm hearing California wants to crack down on that.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at June 29, 2022 08:15 PM (b2nrj)

105 Chicken Shack - "I'd Rather Go Blind"

Terrific vocals by a very young, pre-Fleetwood Mac Christine Perfect (McVie).

https://tinyurl.com/mr44u4wr

Posted by: Guy Smiley at June 29, 2022 08:15 PM (eiN05)

106 O FFS. Be a moron. Put up food and water. Also, booze. Buy a Coleman stove and extra fuel. Have a fireplace or woodstove or similar. Buy a Coleman lantern. It ain't rocket surgery, folks.

I know. Yet - when the flying excrement hits the rotating oscillator - it's always the same story. People caught short acting stupid because they're caught short.

Keeping extra things on hand isn't even about out-lasting the current crisis. Its about having enough things on hand to wait out the other idiots that don't have the luxury of waiting out the current crisis.

Some of those idiots have very long-winded reasons for why its a waste of time and money to stockpile those extra things. They're very smart. They'll tell you so. Even when you don't ask.

Posted by: Once More With Feeling at June 29, 2022 08:15 PM (7uzX3)

107 I have food, I have shelter, I have protection. Horde welcome.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 29, 2022 08:15 PM (avHcG)

108 " ...
Style Guide says in every list of survival materials, booze goes first.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 29, 2022 08:12 PM (anj39) "


also a 50' coil of copper tubing.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - ultra maga ftw ! at June 29, 2022 08:15 PM (a82Er)

109
Style Guide says in every list of survival materials, booze goes first.
Posted by: Diogenes at June 29, 2022 08:12 PM (anj39)

Cleans wounds and has calories.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at June 29, 2022 08:15 PM (b2nrj)

110 Comment 92, Chief.
Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at June 29, 2022 08:14 PM (okGHj)


Snort!

Posted by: Diogenes at June 29, 2022 08:16 PM (anj39)

111 The u-turn baldness problem was explained to me by the same rather short bald man who told me every man has precisely the same amount of skin.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at June 29, 2022 08:16 PM (okGHj)

112 Read the profile for the dip who posted the Pallas Cat clip. Yeah, he needs more clicks.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at June 29, 2022 08:16 PM (m0zqP)

113 107 I have food, I have shelter, I have protection. Horde welcome.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 29, 2022 08:15 PM (avHcG

I have a bible and a bottle of whiskey.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at June 29, 2022 08:16 PM (mE7cY)

114 Some of those idiots have very long-winded reasons for why its a waste of time and money to stockpile those extra things. They're very smart. They'll tell you so. Even when you don't ask.
Posted by: Once More With Feeling at June 29, 2022 08:15 PM (7uzX3)

Then go preach the gospel to them ffs.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at June 29, 2022 08:16 PM (b2nrj)

115 Hogg makes cooking sound like nuclear physics. Just not that hard.

Posted by: Indignacio Vindacatorem at June 29, 2022 08:17 PM (oWBc3)

116 sock_rat, from the last thread, mi casa es su casa.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 29, 2022 08:17 PM (avHcG)

117 "You DO remember why men go bald, yes?"

Got filmed by TV news during our Field Day event this weekend. Camera man set up over-the-shoulder shot, got my bald spot in perfect focus and exposure. I didn't know I had a bald spot. I don't know why it happens.

Posted by: gp Sets In Motion Various Apparatuses at June 29, 2022 08:18 PM (qpX6U)

118 Howdy Horde.

Posted by: mpfs, We are not a serious people anymore at June 29, 2022 08:18 PM (J7XQ0)

119 Brown Jackson can't define "woman". The amount of stupid and ridiculous coming our way will be immeasurable.
Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel Remembers Babbitt and Perna at June 29, 2022 08:15 PM (aXxgO)

I suspect she will spend the next two years being smacked down continuously by her betters.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at June 29, 2022 08:18 PM (okGHj)

120 Hogg's maniacal ranting was very odd even for him
Posted by: Guy Smiley at June 29, 2022 08:02 PM (eiN05)

And I just love those arguments. Are women big babies because they rely on the men to fix the plumbing and the broken door handles and to chase the bats out of the house and such?

Or do we just fall into the roles where we're comfortable? Sure, I can change a tire, because my daddy taught me to, but I don't like to. Mr. April can cook some things, but prefers not to. It works out.

Posted by: April--dash my lace wigs! at June 29, 2022 08:18 PM (OX9vb)

121 I have a bible and a bottle of whiskey.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at June 29, 2022 08:16 PM (mE7cY)


I have wenching skills.

Posted by: Jordan61 at June 29, 2022 08:18 PM (l5wWL)

122 "115 Hogg makes cooking sound like nuclear physics. Just not that hard.

Posted by: Indignacio Vindacatorem at June 29, 2022 08:17 PM (oWBc3) "

for him, it probably is.
for normals, not so much.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - ultra maga ftw ! at June 29, 2022 08:18 PM (a82Er)

123 Dave in Fla: "Florida Supreme Court approves DeSantis grand jury to investigate child smuggling, immigration"

If Florida keeps this up, it's going to be the new capitol of the new United States.

Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel Remembers Babbitt and Perna at June 29, 2022 08:19 PM (aXxgO)

124 Just got home from work and reading the previous Quick Hits post.

Another classic from Ace, describing self-annointed expert at expertin' Tom Nichols as a "semi-mobile carbohydrate storage unit."

LMAO.

Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, we got fun & games & Starveflation aims at June 29, 2022 08:19 PM (FYa6/)

125 121 I have a bible and a bottle of whiskey.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at June 29, 2022 08:16 PM (mE7cY)

I have wenching skills.
Posted by: Jordan61 at June 29, 2022 08:18 PM (l5wWL)


Perfect. I expect some loose bowlts

Posted by: AlaBAMA at June 29, 2022 08:19 PM (mE7cY)

126 If you don't have a way to heat with wood, get some kerosene lamps. They put off enough heat to help, if you set up everything in one room, and close it off.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward at June 29, 2022 08:19 PM (5HBd1)

127 I have a bible and a bottle of whiskey.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at June 29, 2022 08:16 PM (mE7cY)

The Bible should be handy to smack anyone who goes for the whiskey.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at June 29, 2022 08:19 PM (okGHj)

128 I don't know if I can say that I lived thru a Disaster - I mean growing up, there were often landslides that cut off our town, and food was scarce. Lots of blackouts. Frequently no water pressure - have to go haul water from a pumping station.
Moved to lowland, more blackouts and also flooding.
Then there was that one time a volcano erupted and ash covered everything. Oh and a couple of coups.
But none of them felt like capital D Disasters. Just inconvenient.

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at June 29, 2022 08:19 PM (kf6Ak)

129 that's what I was responding to.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - ultra maga ftw ! at June 29, 2022 08:20 PM (a82Er)

130 O FFS. Be a moron. Put up food and water. Also, booze. Buy a Coleman stove and extra fuel. Have a fireplace or woodstove or similar. Buy a Coleman lantern. It ain't rocket surgery, folks.

For those of us who have always lived at the end of the supply chain, this is normal operating procedure.
Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief

Right? Even here in Seattle, the power goes out several times a year. Sometimes for a couple hours, sometimes for longer than a week. It isn't difficult to be prepared. I was amazed how quickly Texas fell apart a couple winters ago.

Posted by: nurse ratched, just call me Pollyanna at June 29, 2022 08:20 PM (U2p+3)

131 AlaBAMA, you have a home in a little spot in Texas.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 29, 2022 08:21 PM (avHcG)

132 re: Hogg's Rant: The repeated "6 feet tall" thing was really weird and kind of creepy.

I guess when you're that tiny, every male looks 6 feet tall.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at June 29, 2022 08:21 PM (eiN05)

133 I have a friend that saved her home because she had a year's supply of food. She was able to use unemployment to pay the mortgage and then refinance. People do not understand there is a lot of job loss coming.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward at June 29, 2022 08:21 PM (5HBd1)

134 Right? Even here in Seattle, the power goes out several times a year. Sometimes for a couple hours, sometimes for longer than a week. It isn't difficult to be prepared. I was amazed how quickly Texas fell apart a couple winters ago.
Posted by: nurse ratched


Seattlites have practice living in Leftyland. It's new to Texans?

Posted by: mikeski at June 29, 2022 08:21 PM (P1f+c)

135 126 If you don't have a way to heat with wood, get some kerosene lamps. They put off enough heat to help, if you set up everything in one room, and close it off.
Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward at June 29, 2022 08:19 PM (5HBd1)

My oil lantern sprung a leak. I bought the damn thing in college so it is not like it did not last. Have to find one that is sealed a bit better though.

I did use it during an ice storm in louisville when the power was out for a week. Plenty of blankets. It was very comfortable camping.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at June 29, 2022 08:22 PM (08ncd)

136 Missed it by this >

Oops! KISS played in Austria this week and they bid farewell to fans using the Australian flag

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now the Summer of Our Discontent at June 29, 2022 08:22 PM (FVME7)

137 Air conditioning causes baldness.

You never see a homeless bald guy. In fact, most have hair like Ric Flair.

Being out in the elements 24/7 causes the hair follicles to remain strong and vibrant.

Nature vs. Nurture.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at June 29, 2022 08:22 PM (R/m4+)

138 131 AlaBAMA, you have a home in a little spot in Texas.
Posted by: Ben Had at June 29, 2022 08:21 PM (avHcG)

Trust me, if things go catawampus, I'm headed towards Texas.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at June 29, 2022 08:22 PM (mE7cY)

139 Oops! KISS played in Austria this week and they bid farewell to fans using the Australian flag
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks


See? It could happen to anybody!

Posted by: B. H. Obama, speaking Austrian at June 29, 2022 08:24 PM (P1f+c)

140 Dave in Fla: "Florida Supreme Court approves DeSantis grand jury to investigate child smuggling, immigration". If Florida keeps this up, it's going to be the new capitol of the new United States.

Yep.

I read a hit piece on DeSantis, that basically said this is all calculated by him - a political move designed to curry favor from the masses.

It never occurred to the writer that such a strategy would only work if the masses really, really wanted to be "pandered to" in such a way. I've watched, for over a decade, while the Left went through every trope from 1930s Germany. Every single damn one. Been called a crack pot for making the comparisons.

But it never occurred to me that the Left would play the role of the German Communists. And that's exactly what they're doing. Without a clue of how that turns out.

Posted by: Once More With Feeling at June 29, 2022 08:24 PM (7uzX3)

141 Karen Simmons personally check everyone in the crowd for a vaxx card?

Mr. Rebellious Demon-Lizard Monster

Posted by: Guy Smiley at June 29, 2022 08:24 PM (eiN05)

142 I expect violence, if any, to be mostly in the urban aread

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at June 29, 2022 08:24 PM (kf6Ak)

143 Hogg's IQ or Higgs Boson

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 29, 2022 08:24 PM (ki2Fo)

144 nurse, not all of us. Having livestock makes you a long range planner.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 29, 2022 08:24 PM (avHcG)

145 If Florida keeps this up, it's going to be the new capitol of the new United States.

Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel Remembers Babbitt and Perna at June 29, 2022 08:19 PM (aXxgO)

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If he invades and takes Cuba, he'll have foreign policy experience to add to his presidential resume ... and may be able to turn Club Gitmo into a Commie Rendition Waterboarding, Military Tribunal, and Executions one-way vacation for vast members of The Swamp.

And after what I read earlier about Atlanta ("The ATL"), sounds like we need a new "Capital of The New South" anyway.

Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, we got fun & games & Starveflation aims at June 29, 2022 08:24 PM (FYa6/)

146 134 Right? Even here in Seattle, the power goes out several times a year. Sometimes for a couple hours, sometimes for longer than a week. It isn't difficult to be prepared. I was amazed how quickly Texas fell apart a couple winters ago.
Posted by: nurse ratched

Seattlites have practice living in Leftyland. It's new to Texans?
Posted by: mikeski at June 29, 2022 08:21 PM (P1f+c)

I would figure it's more the unprepared for cold instead of heat. Kind of like how snow shuts everything down in the South.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at June 29, 2022 08:25 PM (b2nrj)

147 Them ancient greek homos had some sort of superstition - "I Told You So" was not a valid answer, or something like that.

It is difficult for me to fathom how nobody would prepare given the trajectory of things in the last 20 years or so.

Posted by: Common Tater at June 29, 2022 08:25 PM (Dctaa)

148 Missed it by this >

Oops! KISS played in Austria this week and they bid farewell to fans using the Australian flag

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now the Summer of Our Discontent at June 29, 2022 08:22 PM (FVME7)
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This is good to know.
A buddy of mine lives in Prague and is close to a couple guys in the band. I'll jerk his chain a bit with this.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 29, 2022 08:25 PM (anj39)

149 Maybe we should start small and take Greenland first. Then, On To Cooba!

Posted by: Guy Smiley at June 29, 2022 08:25 PM (eiN05)

150 I went a bit crazy buying up Rayo kerosene lamps in 2021. I have not had any luck with the circular wick ones, which put out the most light and heat. But I have six glass ones. A few times during winter, I fired them all up and turned off all the lights in the house. It was really nice.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward at June 29, 2022 08:25 PM (5HBd1)

151 You never see a homeless bald guy.
Posted by: Hairyback Guy


Because those are the ones wearing toques 24/7/365.

Posted by: mikeski at June 29, 2022 08:25 PM (P1f+c)

152
Seattlites have practice living in Leftyland. It's new to Texans?
Posted by: mikeski

What do politics have to do with earthquakes and windstorms blowing the power out? Being prepared isn't political.

Posted by: nurse ratched, just call me Pollyanna at June 29, 2022 08:26 PM (U2p+3)

153 144 nurse, not all of us. Having livestock makes you a long range planner.
Posted by: Ben Had at June 29, 2022 08:24 PM (avHcG)

Mmmmm. Mobile meals.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at June 29, 2022 08:26 PM (08ncd)

154 As GOD is my witness I thought raccoons could float.

Posted by: Eromero at June 29, 2022 08:26 PM (0OP+5)

155 Apropos of nothing....

So-o-o-o, I saw the Loki series on Disney+ and -

it too followed the new Marvel plot line for all future movies.

Loki became the sidekick in his own series. A sidekick to the stronger, better woman Loki variant from another timeline that was a better Loki than Loki ever was.

There really isn't any reason to watch any Marvel movie in the future.
All Marvel Movies must preserve the One Sacred Plotline. For all time. Always.*

*That's a Loki inspired joke, son. Yuck it up!

Posted by: naturalfake at June 29, 2022 08:26 PM (5NkmN)

156 Turning your back on any cat is bad. "Stupid unwary monkeys deserve to be eaten"

Even mine get interested and they are old and overfed

Posted by: Kindltot at June 29, 2022 08:27 PM (xhaym)

157 "Got filmed by TV news during our Field Day event this weekend. Camera man set up over-the-shoulder shot, got my bald spot in perfect focus and exposure. I didn't know I had a bald spot. I don't know why it happens.

Posted by: gp Sets In Motion Various Apparatuses at June 29, 2022 08:18 PM (qpX6U) "

LOL, FD caught me by surprise this year ... did an improv FD on battery from a state park ... went out to play with the new Xiegu X-6100 and explore the menu structure ... expect to be the low score for my section ... but ...
but yeah, I can't see my best bald spot at all, at all ... but jeezoo do I look like a tonsured medeival monk from the right angle ...

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - ultra maga ftw ! at June 29, 2022 08:27 PM (a82Er)

158 Raccoons are not pets !!

Posted by: runner at June 29, 2022 08:27 PM (V13WU)

159 137 Air conditioning causes baldness.

You never see a homeless bald guy. In fact, most have hair like Ric Flair.

Being out in the elements 24/7 causes the hair follicles to remain strong and vibrant.

Nature vs. Nurture.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at June 29, 2022 08:22 PM (R/m4+)
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Used to listen to conservative radio talk show host Michael Savage back in the 90's when I lived in the Bay Area, and he claimed (and has a PhD in Epidemiology) that most of the homeless bums at that time had hair owing to alcohol consumption.

Don't recall if there was maybe a link to estrogen or what the science/chemistry was for the claim ...

Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, we got fun & games & Starveflation aims at June 29, 2022 08:28 PM (FYa6/)

160 *browses storable food and heating elements*

Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at June 29, 2022 08:29 PM (YglAn)

161 Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward at June 29, 2022 08:25 PM (5HBd1)

I have a couple of Feuerhands. Fine German craftsmanship. They're dependable and put out more light than most people would think!

Posted by: Guy Smiley at June 29, 2022 08:29 PM (eiN05)

162 runner!!!!!!

Posted by: Ben Had at June 29, 2022 08:29 PM (avHcG)

163 Most people don’t understand food shortages because they haven’t experienced them. They are about to get a hard lesson.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at June 29, 2022 08:29 PM (wbUmG)

164 Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to Retire at Noon Thursday; Ketanji Brown Jackson to Be Sworn in at Same Time
Posted by: rhennigantx at June 29, 2022 07:48 PM

Well...bye.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at June 29, 2022 08:29 PM (RkC6l)

165 Who really started the Reichstag fire?

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at June 29, 2022 08:29 PM (kf6Ak)

166 Heh. I can't believe people are still dunking on Hogg. Understandable, but still.

Posted by: Archimedes at June 29, 2022 08:30 PM (/NCI4)

167 Ben Had,
Hi love! Of course not all Texans were unprepared. But a surprising number were. And the caterwauling was impressive.

We have loads of really big trees. And they fall onto power lines in big storms in the fall and winter. We also have earthquakes which knock out power and water and destroy infrastructure. And volcanoes. Whoooohoo!

Posted by: nurse ratched, just call me Pollyanna at June 29, 2022 08:30 PM (U2p+3)

168 Nurse is correct.

Mother nature is bad enough. Stupid human tricks just seals the deal. I like to think my "paranoia" was just because God or Providence musta took a likin' to me, for inexplicable reasons. I've been lucky more than a few times, and am thankful.

Posted by: Common Tater at June 29, 2022 08:30 PM (Dctaa)

169 That HAS to be where Santa Claus grew up.

Posted by: dartist at June 29, 2022 08:31 PM (+ya+t)

170 Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to Retire at Noon Thursday

It's always good to go out on the very bottom.

Posted by: Archimedes at June 29, 2022 08:31 PM (/NCI4)

171 Random: I'm looking at a map of Galveston and it calls out the "Historic Pleasure Pier". Might have to put it on the vacation list...

Posted by: Mookie at June 29, 2022 08:31 PM (u+Y3T)

172 Hogg's IQ or Higgs Boson

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 29, 2022 08:24 PM (ki2Fo)

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Hugs Bosom > Higgs Boson > Hogg's IQ

Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, we got fun & games & Starveflation aims at June 29, 2022 08:32 PM (FYa6/)

173 Right? Even here in Seattle, the power goes out several times a year. Sometimes for a couple hours, sometimes for longer than a week. It isn't difficult to be prepared. I was amazed how quickly Texas fell apart a couple winters ago.

Posted by: nurse ratched, just call me Pollyanna at June 29, 2022 08:20 PM (U2p+3)


Yeah. Daughter lives in Dallas, and was caught flat footed with no power, no heat, and no cell phone because she hadn't charged the backup battery I gave her.

Now she has a dedicated pantry with all kinds of prep stuff. I tried to tell her, but it took an actual experience to convince her. And so it goes.

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 29, 2022 08:32 PM (F0YaR)

174 Quit listening to the politicians.

Farmers, truckers, and other folks in various trades are sounding the alarm.

The food currently in stores is from LAST YEAR'S HARVEST.

The produce you see now, is shipped from Mexico and other places while green.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at June 29, 2022 08:32 PM (wbUmG)

175 Historic Pleasure Pier > Piers Morgan

Posted by: Archimedes at June 29, 2022 08:32 PM (/NCI4)

176 If Florida keeps this up, it's going to be the new capitol of the new United States.
Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel Remembers Babbitt and Perna at June 29, 2022 08:19 PM

The Empire of Long Florida.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at June 29, 2022 08:33 PM (RkC6l)

177 I hope kittah hung on until they reached the ground
Then ripped their eyes out
Posted by: Skip at June 29, 2022 07:49 PM (2JoB



He would have landed on his feet.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at June 29, 2022 08:33 PM (yQpMk)

178 Posted by: GnuBreed at June 29, 2022 08:32 PM (F0YaR)
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When the majority of the American populace realize what's happening, the run on stores is gonna be nuts.

TPTB don't want a panic.

Not yet anyways.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at June 29, 2022 08:34 PM (wbUmG)

179 174 Quit listening to the politicians.

Farmers, truckers, and other folks in various trades are sounding the alarm.

The food currently in stores is from LAST YEAR'S HARVEST.

The produce you see now, is shipped from Mexico and other places while green.
Posted by: SMH at what's coming at June 29, 2022 08:32 PM (wbUmG)

Last year's harvest was pretty bad in the US iirc, and forecast a few months in advance.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at June 29, 2022 08:34 PM (b2nrj)

180 I read a hit piece on DeSantis, that basically said this is all calculated by him - a political move designed to curry favor from the masses.


A politician giving the people what he promised and what they voted for. That BASTARD!

Posted by: Archimedes at June 29, 2022 08:34 PM (/NCI4)

181 Now she has a dedicated pantry with all kinds of prep stuff. I tried to tell her, but it took an actual experience to convince her. And so it goes.
Posted by: GnuBreed at June 29, 2022 08:32 PM (F0YaR)

Me; Don't touch the grill, it is hot and it will burn you.

The Boy: Waaaaaaaaah!

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at June 29, 2022 08:34 PM (okGHj)

182 Posted by: SMH at what's coming at June 29, 2022 08:32 PM (wbUmG)

Anything the government says is probably a lie so this is good advice.

Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at June 29, 2022 08:34 PM (YglAn)

183 The Empire of Long Florida.


I'd happily welcome DeSantis to take over Indiana from the feckless idiot Holcomb....

Posted by: Mookie at June 29, 2022 08:35 PM (u+Y3T)

184 Last year's harvest was pretty bad in the US iirc, and forecast a few months in advance.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy
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Yeah, it was.

Gonna be worse this year, and next year.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at June 29, 2022 08:35 PM (wbUmG)

185 If famine strikes the US, it'll start in Hawaii.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at June 29, 2022 08:36 PM (wbUmG)

186 165 Who really started the Reichstag fire?

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at June 29, 2022 08:29 PM (kf6Ak)

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Insurance fraud?

Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, we got fun & games & Starveflation aims at June 29, 2022 08:36 PM (FYa6/)

187 Yeah, because everybody has on their bucket list flying around in a motorized hang glider with an accordion while petting birds.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at June 29, 2022 08:37 PM (VwHCD)

188 The Boy: Waaaaaaaaah!
Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief

lol. Yep, same with kidlet when little with the stove. Whacks off a leaf of aloe vera after cold water.

Posted by: Infidel at June 29, 2022 08:37 PM (r2IDy)

189 165 Who really started the Reichstag fire?
Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at June 29, 2022 08:29 PM (kf6Ak)

I think it was later determined to be an accident or something? Had long been claimed to be a false flag by the Nazis, who blamed the commies.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at June 29, 2022 08:37 PM (b2nrj)

190 Who really started the Reichstag fire?

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at June 29, 2022 08:29 PM (kf6Ak)

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Insurance fraud?
Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, we got fun & games & Starveflation aims at June 29, 2022 08:36 PM (FYa6/)
***

It's always been burning since the worlds been turning.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 29, 2022 08:37 PM (anj39)

191 When the majority of the American populace realize what's happening, the run on stores is gonna be nuts.

TPTB don't want a panic.

Not yet anyways.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at June 29, 2022 08:34 PM (wbUmG)

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Not to mention the run on banks. Y'all better have a stash of emergency cash in multiple denominations as well as other goods/valuables for barter.

Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, we got fun & games & Starveflation aims at June 29, 2022 08:38 PM (FYa6/)

192 tomorrow, Clarence Thomas will retain the title of best looking black woman on the SCOTUS

Posted by: REDACTED at June 29, 2022 08:38 PM (us2H3)

193 Posted by: SMH at what's coming at June 29, 2022 08:36 PM (wbUmG)

Early warning system at least. Plus what makes you think this?

Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at June 29, 2022 08:39 PM (YglAn)

194 Even Ray Charles could see this coming.

Once the stores start being looted, that's Game Over. Because then they will not be restocked. Then the trucks start being looted. Then they try stuff like having the National Guard patrol the stores, or drive the delivery trucks, or something.

Thanks, but no thanks

Posted by: Common Tater at June 29, 2022 08:39 PM (Dctaa)

195 Not to mention the run on banks. Y'all better have a stash of emergency cash in multiple denominations as well as other goods/valuables for barter.
Posted by: ShainS
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China is already having a run on banks, especially in rural areas.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at June 29, 2022 08:39 PM (wbUmG)

196 {{{ SMH}}}

Add prayers for you two lovebirds and EX-Ex being safe in the city.

Winter wheat harvest will be bad. Yields, with a small exception in eastern Kansas, are way down. Maybe 50% of winter wheat planted is poor to very poor in western Kansas (the big wheat growing area). This extends to eastern Colorado.

Soybeans look OK so far, but we export a lot of that.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at June 29, 2022 08:39 PM (u82oZ)

197 >>That HAS to be where Santa Claus grew up.

Christmas season in Switzerland is pretty special. Or used to be anyway.

Posted by: JackStraw at June 29, 2022 08:40 PM (ZLI7S)

198 I think it was later determined to be an accident or something? Had long been claimed to be a false flag by the Nazis, who blamed the commies.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at June 29, 2022 08:37 PM (b2nrj)

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So you're saying there's a chance it could have been a Red Baron?

Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, we got fun & games & Starveflation aims at June 29, 2022 08:40 PM (FYa6/)

199 I thought the Reichstag fire really was started by the Dutch commie. There's a book on it I haven't yet read.

Of course it's the malign use to which the incident was put that was the point.

I suppose in the weak minds of the remarkably ignorant and dumb people dominating the Beltway and the media, they thought Jan. 6 could work the same way. But countries, populations, and times very different. Of course the "seizure of power" by the Nazis was a multi-step process, and they hardly limited themselves to whatever "public opinion" would support.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 29, 2022 08:40 PM (OTzUX)

200 Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, we got fun & games & Starveflation aims at June 29, 2022 08:38 PM (FYa6/)

If this collapse happens? Cash won’t mean shit.

Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at June 29, 2022 08:41 PM (YglAn)

201 Not to mention the run on banks. Y'all better have a stash of emergency cash in multiple denominations as well as other goods/valuables for barter.


I picked a bad year to stop sniffing glue...

Posted by: Mookie at June 29, 2022 08:41 PM (u+Y3T)

202
51 Florida Supreme Court approves DeSantis grand jury to investigate child smuggling, immigration
Posted by: Dave in Fla at June 29, 2022 08:01 PM

Someone opposed this?

Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 29, 2022 08:42 PM (3vQN0)

203 Obviously the Swiss in that village are global warming deniers. Most have one if not two fireplaces.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 29, 2022 08:43 PM (avHcG)

204 Pro tip"

Miniatures or shooters of liquor are good trade goods. Stock up now.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at June 29, 2022 08:43 PM (u82oZ)

205 192 tomorrow, Clarence Thomas will retain the title of best looking black woman on the SCOTUS

Posted by: REDACTED at June 29, 2022 08:38 PM (us2H3)

------

Heh, if he came out as transgender, how would The Left react?

[Insert the meme of the dude, sweating profusely, having to choose between two buttons labeled "Black Transgender Woman Conservative" and "Black Lesbian Unable-to-define-a-Woman Commie."]

Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, we got fun & games & Starveflation aims at June 29, 2022 08:43 PM (FYa6/)

206 Posted by: Common Tater at June 29, 2022 08:39 PM (Dctaa)

I will be collecting what family I can and heading to my in laws if that happens. They voted for Biden so they can take everyone I bring in.

Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at June 29, 2022 08:43 PM (YglAn)

207 Cash will be excellent insofar as restricted by purchasing power.

But there may not be anything to purchase. Not for an extended period anyway

Posted by: Common Tater at June 29, 2022 08:43 PM (Dctaa)

208 I hope kittah hung on until they reached the ground
Then ripped their eyes out
Posted by: Skip

He would have landed on his feet.
Posted by: G'rump928(c)


There are animals that can survive long falls. They're light enough compared to their cross-section that their terminal velocity isn't literally terminal. But that's only critters up to about the size of a mouse or hamster.

Some slightly-larger animals can survive long falls by splaying themselves out into a natural parachute; squirrels (even non-flying squirrels) can do this.

A housecat might land on it's feet, but it won't be going much further.

Posted by: mikeski at June 29, 2022 08:43 PM (P1f+c)

209 If this collapse happens? Cash won’t mean s***.

Stockpile items: prescription meds, booze, bullets, and weapons.

Posted by: Archimedes at June 29, 2022 08:43 PM (/NCI4)

210 Not to mention the run on banks. Y'all better have a stash of emergency cash in multiple denominations as well as other goods/valuables for barter.


==


OK, WHAT DID I MISS ??

Posted by: runner at June 29, 2022 08:44 PM (V13WU)

211 Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 29, 2022 08:42 PM (3vQN0)

World is seemingly run by pedos, so, yeah.

Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at June 29, 2022 08:44 PM (YglAn)

212 Its either a Swiss village or a Hallmark channel film set.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at June 29, 2022 08:44 PM (VwHCD)

213 Florida Supreme Court approves DeSantis grand jury to investigate child smuggling, immigration
Posted by: Dave in Fla

Someone opposed this?
Posted by: Joe XiDen


* whistles innocently, hiding something behind his back *

Posted by: any random Democrat at June 29, 2022 08:45 PM (P1f+c)

214 Its either a Swiss village or a Hallmark channel film set.

Yes, I can see the woman who lives in the big city but isn't really happy, and on the other block, the chiseled guy who's looking for just the right gal.

Posted by: Archimedes at June 29, 2022 08:46 PM (/NCI4)

215 209>> How do you stockpile prescription meds? Aren't they dispensed as scheduled?

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at June 29, 2022 08:46 PM (CzRZX)

216 mikeski

ISTR a pilot that lost his license for pushing a cat out the door at 2,000 feet AGL.

Don't know if the cat made it. A Maine coon cat would probably leave a hole.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at June 29, 2022 08:47 PM (u82oZ)

217 202
51 Florida Supreme Court approves DeSantis grand jury to investigate child smuggling, immigration
Posted by: Dave in Fla at June 29, 2022 08:01 PM

Someone opposed this?
Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 29, 2022 08:42 PM (3vQN0)

Such an investigation might catch the wrong sort of people! Like LGBTQs.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at June 29, 2022 08:47 PM (b2nrj)

218 If this collapse happens? Cash won’t mean shit.

Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at June 29, 2022 08:41 PM (YglAn)

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Initially, when there's an intermediary period (and cash is hard to come by), I believe it will still possess some value -- at least among those who believe it won't get worse and NORMZZZZ will eventually be restored.

But, "long-term" (which could be days, weeks, months -- who knows?), when we have one cascading failure after another (first slowly, then all at once)? You're absolutely right ...

And those on the crypto bandwagon? Let them eat their digital wallets, since the web & electrical grids will eventually be shutdown.

Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, we got fun & games & Starveflation aims at June 29, 2022 08:47 PM (FYa6/)

219 Well ammo, booze, and canned goods are in pretty good shape here. Real issue (and it's earthquakes I consider, not too worried about general civil disorder) is water and sanitation. This is something I think few ever think about.

Heat a non-issue, in a place with a mean low of 63 and mean high of 74, or something close to that.

But water. And sanitation. I've got a sanitation plan - but I have a big yard. What the hell are people in condos and apartments going to do?

Water. Storing very much is difficult. Neighbor's gotta pool - I've got plenty of calcium hypochlorite and filters, so, maybe a solution there.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 29, 2022 08:47 PM (OTzUX)

220 Would you dare?[/]

Not with that chunky lass.

Posted by: Jenny at June 29, 2022 08:48 PM (vcv8B)

221 15 Maybe I should finally spring for the unabridged United States Destroyer Operations in World War II by Theodore Roscoe.
Posted by: Anna Puma at June 29, 2022 07:50 PM (ki2Fo)

Thirty bucks on Amazon.

Doooo eeeeeeet!

Posted by: Robert, the Devil on your shoulder at June 29, 2022 08:48 PM (1Yy3c)

222 I saw an article on Alaska Prepper that said, "The combined harvest from Colorado, Oklahoma and Kansas for this year may be lower than what Kansas produced alone last year." And that was from the Kansas Wheat Commission.

https://youtu.be/F59-m3N9Q1w

Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward at June 29, 2022 08:49 PM (5HBd1)

223 216 mikeski

ISTR a pilot that lost his license for pushing a cat out the door at 2,000 feet AGL.

Don't know if the cat made it. A Maine coon cat would probably leave a hole.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at June 29, 2022 08:47 PM (u82oZ)
-------
Jeebus, that's disgusting.

[Resists temptation to make Dead Cat Bounce joke ...]

Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, we got fun & games & Starveflation aims at June 29, 2022 08:49 PM (FYa6/)

224 barter ... that's where it's gonna be at, real soon now; that's where 1/2 pints of (cheap) liquor and decks of cigs will come in handy ...
couple years ago I bought a case of Bugler roll-your-own at some club store for exactly that purpose.

& g'night everyone !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - ultra maga ftw ! at June 29, 2022 08:49 PM (a82Er)

225 And those on the crypto bandwagon? Let them eat their digital wallets, since the web & electrical grids will eventually be shutdown.
Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, we got fun & games & Starveflation aims at June 29, 2022 08:47 PM (FYa6/)

Depends on how things fall apart. Sooner is better. Cleaner lines and grouping is better. Crypto is kind of dubious for Americans, even for fleeing the US as a US collapse would likely collapse crypto valuations. For people living in other countries it's not as bad as things they can run away with goes.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at June 29, 2022 08:49 PM (b2nrj)

226 I've got a sanitation plan - but I have a big yard. What the hell are people in condos and apartments going to do?
Posted by: rhomboid


Plan: live on the top floor.

Posted by: apartment guy at June 29, 2022 08:50 PM (P1f+c)

227 When they get done looting groceries and other stores they will fan out into the suburbs. That's when 'trouble' really starts.

Posted by: Eromero at June 29, 2022 08:50 PM (0OP+5)

228 For the record, guns are icky and I have no food stockpiled here.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at June 29, 2022 08:50 PM (u73oe)

229 You might want to get one of those bags designed to go in a bath tub. You fill it with water and use it for storage. Won't work, I guess, if you just have a shower. I do have some bottles of water stored under the sink.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward at June 29, 2022 08:50 PM (5HBd1)

230 If this collapse happens? Cash won’t mean s***.

Stockpile items: prescription meds, booze, bullets, and weapons.
Posted by: Archimedes


Never barter anything that can be returned to you measured in FPS.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 29, 2022 08:50 PM (c8pZY)

231 Dry compost toilets. No problem to bury the refuse with no contamination.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 29, 2022 08:51 PM (avHcG)

232 ShainS

What if, and I know this sounds way crazy, the US Marine Corps restored Trump as President, and sent a battalion to round up the FBI in the Hoover Building, and a brigade or two to round up the Left in DC.

The Army leadership is gone, and the AF has no ground game to speak of. The Navy is out of this fight. But the Marines could do it, even with rainbow-coloured bullets.

This would be in fulfillment of their Oath.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at June 29, 2022 08:51 PM (u82oZ)

233 That top photo is nearly identical to one of a town in Japan that Microsoft ran as the greeting screen or whatever it's called the last few years, during winter of course.

Really want to visit some places in Japan in winter, both up in Hokkaido and in the mountains near Takayama.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 29, 2022 08:52 PM (OTzUX)

234 215 209>> How do you stockpile prescription meds? Aren't they dispensed as scheduled?
Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at June 29, 2022 08:46 PM (CzRZX)

Talk to your primary care provider. Tell them you'd like to have an emergency stash of your prescriptions. Other than controlled substances, this should not be a problem. Your insurance company may not cover those extras, so print out a coupon from GoodRx. Your docs should be okay giving you at least an extra month, if not three.

Posted by: nurse ratched, just call me Pollyanna at June 29, 2022 08:52 PM (U2p+3)

235 How do you stockpile prescription meds? Aren't they dispensed as scheduled?

Yeah, I thought about mentioning that some innovative procurement methods might be required.

Posted by: Archimedes at June 29, 2022 08:53 PM (/NCI4)

236 Notsothoreau - move forward

Believe it. Harvest is over on OK, and half gone in Kansas.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at June 29, 2022 08:53 PM (u82oZ)

237 And these folks:
https://www.pennsylvania-woodworks.com/

Make extremely nice clothes drying racks. I got the XXL size, which will hold two loads of laundry for me.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward at June 29, 2022 08:53 PM (5HBd1)

238 Senna does make you relax. IYKWIM

Posted by: SFGoth at June 29, 2022 08:53 PM (KAi1n)

239 salty, that was my suggested plan for february 2017 ... and here we are ...

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - ultra maga ftw ! at June 29, 2022 08:54 PM (a82Er)

240 You guys need to relax we are nowhere near civil war

Posted by: confederatefifth at June 29, 2022 08:54 PM (G9845)

241 I think that a somewhat short-term survival plan is advantageous and should be pursued. If things get so bad that it morphs into long-term, all bets are off for many of us. Not sure I want to deal with that shit anyway, at this point in my life. Just IMHO.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at June 29, 2022 08:54 PM (Xrfse)

242 What if, and I know this sounds way crazy, the US Marine Corps restored Trump as President, and sent a battalion to round up the FBI in the Hoover Building, and a brigade or two to round up the Left in DC.

The Army leadership is gone, and the AF has no ground game to speak of. The Navy is out of this fight. But the Marines could do it, even with rainbow-coloured bullets.

This would be in fulfillment of their Oath.
Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at June 29, 2022 08:51 PM (u82oZ)

Not going to happen, but yeah that could probably be done. The federal government in DC isn't well positioned to defend itself against much.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at June 29, 2022 08:54 PM (b2nrj)

243 I did believe it. I don't know how well harvest will be out here. We grow soft white wheat, most of it export to China. We aren't in drought conditions but would be affected by fertilizer shortages. I should take a drive out that way and see what it looks like

Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward at June 29, 2022 08:55 PM (5HBd1)

244 NaCly, do we have any reason to think Corps leadership is any less fallen than the rest? My one data point on the current commandant would be negative.

Just learned last week a friend here knows the CNO from way back. We had a surprisingly agreeable conversation about degradation of standards and honor etc in general, but specifically in the uniforms. And there's this aviator who I hope shows up at the match this week, he was shockingly negative on the topic (USMC command), but I have no idea what his angle was.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 29, 2022 08:55 PM (OTzUX)

245 You guys need to relax we are nowhere near civil war

From your keyboard to God's ear...

Posted by: Notorious BFD at June 29, 2022 08:56 PM (Xrfse)

246 So this Soviet America thing is going too far.

We have failed wheat harvests now, too??

Posted by: rhomboid at June 29, 2022 08:56 PM (OTzUX)

247 sock_rat_eez - ultra maga ftw !

I saw all of this unfolding in 2007. We are visionaries. But the leadership has been subverted and suborned.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at June 29, 2022 08:56 PM (u82oZ)

248 I would say that probably having a sawdust bucket toilet would be the way to go. You can get that cat litter that is wood based or maybe use wood pellets. Peat moss might work too.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward at June 29, 2022 08:56 PM (5HBd1)

249 My hair is still wet. I can't light it on fire at the moment.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at June 29, 2022 08:58 PM (mE7cY)

250 feed corn here is 8 - 18" and looking good so far ...

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - ultra maga ftw ! at June 29, 2022 08:58 PM (a82Er)

251 You guys need to relax we are nowhere near civil war

From your keyboard to God's ear...
Posted by: N


the rapings, hangings, and famines have not even started yet

Posted by: confederatefifth at June 29, 2022 08:58 PM (G9845)

252 Slap some Vitalis on it. That would likely light.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward at June 29, 2022 08:58 PM (5HBd1)

253 My hair is still wet. I can't light it on fire at the moment.

Not with THAT attitude.

Posted by: Archimedes at June 29, 2022 08:59 PM (/NCI4)

254 251 My hair is still wet. I can't light it on fire at the moment.
Posted by: AlaBAMA


Ffs, put a little effort in, will you?

Posted by: nurse ratched, just call me Pollyanna at June 29, 2022 09:00 PM (U2p+3)

255 We reached the Hoarders and Wreckers part of the Revolution quicker than I was expecting.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at June 29, 2022 09:00 PM (yQpMk)

256 Preparation for natural disaster is largely coterminous with preparation for civil disorder, up to a point. Prudent to do as much of the former that you can, of course what that means varies wildly by location.

For earthquakes, it's the basics: power will be gone, water pressure will be gone, presumably retail commerce will be greatly reduced. Getting ready for that is sorta like prepping for the unlikely apocalypse many here fret over.

Maybe enormous amounts of ammo and plenty of platforms covers a bit of the disorder requirement?

Posted by: rhomboid at June 29, 2022 09:00 PM (OTzUX)

257 Posted by: confederatefifth at June 29, 2022 08:58 PM (G9845)

Suddenly. Then all at once.

Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at June 29, 2022 09:00 PM (YglAn)

258 I have a plan for the end times.

I won't tell you all of it but it involves a cod piece, some leather, a hockey mask and some followers.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at June 29, 2022 09:00 PM (mE7cY)

259 257 We reached the Hoarders and Wreckers part of the Revolution quicker than I was expecting.
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at June 29, 2022 09:00 PM (yQpMk)

That mostly comes in earnest after the price controls. We're still in the Price Gouging and Corporate Greed phase.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at June 29, 2022 09:00 PM (b2nrj)

260 egg - zackley, salty, egg - zackley ...

jeepers, and now rly g'night ! ay carrumba ! the clocks were chiming twenty !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - ultra maga ftw ! at June 29, 2022 09:00 PM (a82Er)

261 rhomboid

Where you are is a lot closer to the Marine Corps than I am.

I am near the 1st Infantry Division these days. Not terribly impressed. We have a lot of combat formations in the EU. Including our strategic reserve.

I know we try and cover Taiwan with the Navy, but they are in bad shape. The simplest answer would be to have the Japanese, South Koreans, and Taiwan all get nukes. Nuclear weapons keep the peace.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at June 29, 2022 09:01 PM (u82oZ)

262 Posted by: AlaBAMA at June 29, 2022 09:00 PM (mE7cY)

Umm

Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at June 29, 2022 09:02 PM (YglAn)

263 Preparation for natural disaster is largely coterminous with preparation for civil disorder, up to a point.

I notice that you've completely ignored the emergence of the subterranean lizard people. Is that due to a sense of doom and hopeless resignation?

Posted by: Archimedes at June 29, 2022 09:02 PM (/NCI4)

264 I'll back off. Maybe things aren't as bad as they appear to me. I pray that the good glass-half-full folks here are right. I want the best possible outcome for us all. Carry on

Posted by: Notorious BFD at June 29, 2022 09:02 PM (Xrfse)

265 I'm glad I haven't sold my Beanie Baby collection

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at June 29, 2022 09:02 PM (flINI)

266 I really should edumucate myself a bit more on the sanitation side. I've got a crude but workable solution, but could probably do better. Spent years dealing with mass refugee and displacement situations - but sanitation was not my end of the business.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 29, 2022 09:02 PM (OTzUX)

267 Stockpile weed! It’s valuable and will be in great demand during the burning times.

Posted by: Squid at June 29, 2022 09:03 PM (LoEva)

268 219 Water. Storing very much is difficult. Neighbor's gotta pool - I've got plenty of calcium hypochlorite and filters, so, maybe a solution there.

This. My husband brought up the idea of getting rid of our pool this year, since we rarely use it. I said that we have 15,000 gallons of water sitting there. We have lots of chlorine, a Berkey filtration system, as well as purification tablets. He got the point-we're keeping it.

Posted by: Toni at June 29, 2022 09:03 PM (PgM6e)

269 264 Posted by: AlaBAMA at June 29, 2022 09:00 PM (mE7cY)

Umm
Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at June 29, 2022 09:02 PM (YglAn)


Well, there's one.

Anyone else?

Posted by: AlaBAMA at June 29, 2022 09:03 PM (mE7cY)

270 I won't tell you all of it but it involves a cod piece, some leather, a hockey mask and some followers.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at June 29, 2022 09:00 PM (mE7cY)


That's hot.

Posted by: Jordan61 at June 29, 2022 09:03 PM (6t1Lk)

271 Stockpile weed! It’s valuable and will be in great demand during the burning times.


Pffffft.

Posted by: Chinese fentanyl at June 29, 2022 09:03 PM (/NCI4)

272 265 You guys need to relax we are nowhere near civil war

Posted by: confederatefifth at June 29, 2022 08:54 PM (G9845)

Its funny, here. Most folks love that quote from Pascal that basically says "If I'm wrong, I lose nothing."

Yet the same folks - exactly the same - want this crazy bullshit prepping for the worst crap halted.
Posted by: Once More With Feeling at June 29, 2022 09:02 PM (I/GUj)

Lay off the weed. Aside from the tragic boating accidents with our guns pretty much everyone is well prepared here. We literally have semi-regular blog posts about civil war.

You really seem to love making unsupported generalizations about the Horde. Pretty sure C5 was being sarcastic.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at June 29, 2022 09:04 PM (b2nrj)

273
That's hot.
Posted by: Jordan61 at June 29, 2022 09:03 PM (6t1Lk)


That's two!

Any more?

Posted by: AlaBAMA at June 29, 2022 09:04 PM (mE7cY)

274 And Beanie Babies! That should be a given.

Posted by: Squid at June 29, 2022 09:04 PM (LoEva)

275 It's how folks used to live, especially if on a farm. You put up food when it comes in and eat it during the winter. I think Laura Ingalls Wilder "The Long Winter" should be required reading in schools. Imagine being snowed in all winter long, reduced to grinding a little wheat for food and twisting up straw to burn for heat.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward at June 29, 2022 09:04 PM (5HBd1)

276 "Pretty sure C5 was being sarcastic."

Now THAT is a wildly implausible thing to suggest, Red Turban.

You into the booze already?

Posted by: rhomboid at June 29, 2022 09:05 PM (OTzUX)

277 Trump proven unfit for power again
by Washington Examiner June 29, 2022 12:01 AM

Former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson's Tuesday testimony ought to ring the death knell for former President Donald Trump's political career. Trump is unfit to be anywhere near power ever again.

Hutchinson's resume alone should establish her credibility. The 25-year-old had already worked at the highest levels of conservative Republican politics, including in the offices of Sen. Ted Cruz (TX) and House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (LA), before becoming a top aide for former Trump chief of staff Mark Meadows.


lolololololololol. Note the time this editorial was published, 12:01 am today. Oops. Oopsies. Very amusing, and any cred W.E. had is now toast.

Maybe the Lincoln Project is hiring.

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 29, 2022 09:05 PM (F0YaR)

278 253 You guys need to relax we are nowhere near civil war

From your keyboard to God's ear...
Posted by: N


the rapings, hangings, and famines have not even started yet
Posted by: confederatefifth at June 29, 2022 08:58 PM (G9845)
Biblical.

Posted by: Eromero at June 29, 2022 09:05 PM (0OP+5)

279
Its funny, here. Most folks love that quote from Pascal that basically says "If I'm wrong, I lose nothing."

Yet the same folks - exactly the same - want this crazy bullshit prepping for the worst crap halted.


not saying do not be prpared, everybody should be, just suggesting it is not time to panic, panic is always unwise

Posted by: confederatefifth at June 29, 2022 09:06 PM (G9845)

280 279 "Pretty sure C5 was being sarcastic."

Now THAT is a wildly implausible thing to suggest, Red Turban.

You into the booze already?
Posted by: rhomboid at June 29, 2022 09:05 PM (OTzUX)

Don't know how I'll make it with my stockpile already half depleted!

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at June 29, 2022 09:06 PM (b2nrj)

281
the rapings, hangings, and famines have not even started yet
Posted by: confederatefifth at June 29, 2022 08:58 PM (G9845)
Biblical.


I was just quoting from my handbook there

Posted by: confederatefifth at June 29, 2022 09:06 PM (G9845)

282 "267 I'll back off. Maybe things aren't as bad as they appear to me. I pray that the good glass-half-full folks here are right. I want the best possible outcome for us all. Carry on

Posted by: Notorious BFD at June 29, 2022 09:02 PM (Xrfse) "


no, stand your ground; you are NOT outnumbered here ...

I pray they are right, too ... while preparing for them to be disastrously wrong.
just sayin' ...

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - ultra maga ftw ! at June 29, 2022 09:07 PM (a82Er)

283 *raises hand*

Posted by: nurse ratched, just call me Pollyanna at June 29, 2022 09:07 PM (U2p+3)

284 It doesn't have to be food shortages. People will be out of work. The layoffs have already started. It's a lot easier to get by if you have some sort of food on hand. Same thing with ways to heat. You can cut back on what you spend.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward at June 29, 2022 09:07 PM (5HBd1)

285 I really should edumucate myself a bit more on the sanitation side. I've got a crude but workable solution, but could probably do better. Spent years dealing with mass refugee and displacement situations - but sanitation was not my end of the business.
Posted by: rhomboid


Trebuchet.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 29, 2022 09:07 PM (c8pZY)

286 Shain - i remember Savage (Weiner) saying that about street alcoholics - you never see a bald wino.

Posted by: SFGoth at June 29, 2022 09:08 PM (KAi1n)

287 You really seem to love making unsupported generalizations about the Horde. Pretty sure C5 was being sarcastic.
Posted by: R


Posted by: confederatefifth at June 29, 2022 09:08 PM (G9845)

288 Well, there is the "Live fast, die young, and leave a beautiful corpse." crowd.

My wife says I am too late for any of that.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at June 29, 2022 09:08 PM (u82oZ)

289 Thing is while I could easily part with some of my ammo stocks in barter, trading the booze away would be hard. Emotionally, I mean.

One issue is I've been slowly morphing into better stuff - not the kind that's usually seen as trading fodder.

Dilemmas of the burning times. Or, maybe, "Former First World Problems"?

Posted by: rhomboid at June 29, 2022 09:08 PM (OTzUX)

290 286 *raises hand*
Posted by: nurse ratched, just call me Pollyanna at June 29, 2022 09:07 PM (U2p+3)

You live in Seattle nurse. We all know you're a wild optimist.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at June 29, 2022 09:08 PM (b2nrj)

291 " panic is always unwise

Posted by: confederatefifth at June 29, 2022 09:06 PM (G9845) "

TRUTH !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - ultra maga ftw ! at June 29, 2022 09:08 PM (a82Er)

292 When do we crack open the heads of our neighbors and feast on the goo inside?

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at June 29, 2022 09:08 PM (yQpMk)

293 I pray they are right, too ... while preparing for them to be disastrously wrong.
just sayin' ...
Posted by: sock_rat_eez - ultra maga ftw ! at June 29, 2022 09:07 PM (a82Er)


Even if you don't believe things will go sideways, it doesn't hurt to be prepared in case of natural disasters.

Posted by: Jordan61 at June 29, 2022 09:09 PM (6t1Lk)

294 In all seriousness, my faith is in the Lord. If things get that bad, I'll take everything I've stored up and join others at church. Then I'll set about doing the Lord's work until He is done with me.

Make it or don't. We're all just passing through this world on our way home.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at June 29, 2022 09:09 PM (mE7cY)

295 I pray they are right, too ... while preparing for them to be disastrously wrong.
just sayin' ...
Posted by: sock_rat_eez


Pray for the best. Prepare for the worst.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 29, 2022 09:09 PM (c8pZY)

296 TIME TO PICNIC !!

Posted by: runner at June 29, 2022 09:09 PM (V13WU)

297 There are some pretty good videos on sanitation by the full time RVers.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward at June 29, 2022 09:09 PM (5HBd1)

298 rickb, LOL

Posted by: rhomboid at June 29, 2022 09:09 PM (OTzUX)

299 Nobody is suggesting panic.

But it is contagious. And, given the complete coo-coo for coco puffs electorate out there, what do you think is going to happen? You get one guess.

Most people historically die in the Spring, after Winter is over, though before new crops are planted, is what I've read. Don't know how true that is. Sounds pretty logical.

Posted by: Common Tater at June 29, 2022 09:10 PM (Dctaa)

300 When do we crack open the heads of our neighbors and feast on the goo inside?

The guy who gets Biden goes hungry.

Posted by: Archimedes at June 29, 2022 09:10 PM (/NCI4)

301 In all seriousness, my faith is in the Lord. If things get that bad, I'll take everything I've stored up and join others at church. Then I'll set about doing the Lord's work until He is done with me.

Make it or don't. We're all just passing through this world on our way home.
Posted by: AlaBAMA

Stacking bodies for The Lord.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 29, 2022 09:10 PM (c8pZY)

302 Make it or don't. We're all just passing through this world on our way home.
Posted by: AlaBAMA
___

Amen.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at June 29, 2022 09:11 PM (wbUmG)

303 G'rump928(c)

We need Cannibal Bob and his cookbook recipes!

Remember, just the Leftists. Leave the Amish alone, or join them.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at June 29, 2022 09:11 PM (u82oZ)

304 And I do worry a bit about some elderly neighbors. Several times I've thought of quizzing them about at least canned food and water and sanitation supplies. Fortunately one has children living nearby.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 29, 2022 09:11 PM (OTzUX)

305 I am sure aiding Ukraine to the tune of humdreds of billions, wearing masks 24/7 , and getting boosted some more will take care of everything !

Posted by: runner at June 29, 2022 09:11 PM (V13WU)

306 Most people historically die in the Spring, after Winter is over, though before new crops are planted, is what I've read. Don't know how true that is. Sounds pretty logical.

My kids used to play Oregon Trail, and I'm pretty sure most people die from diphtheria or snakebite.

Posted by: Archimedes at June 29, 2022 09:11 PM (/NCI4)

307 20 Time for aswim
***
Does the raccoon manage to get out of the pool?
Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at June 29, 2022 07:52 PM

That's what I was wondering!!

Posted by: Moonbeam at June 29, 2022 09:11 PM (rbKZ6)

308 302 Nobody is suggesting panic.

But it is contagious. And, given the complete coo-coo for coco puffs electorate out there, what do you think is going to happen? You get one guess.

Most people historically die in the Spring, after Winter is over, though before new crops are planted, is what I've read. Don't know how true that is. Sounds pretty logical.
Posted by: Common Tater at June 29, 2022 09:10 PM (Dctaa)

Well if that's mostly looking at history, I'd think animals coming out of hiding and the change in temperature would tend to push it more towards being in Winter. They generally had to make it back to Fall though.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at June 29, 2022 09:12 PM (b2nrj)

309 I notice that you've completely ignored the emergence of the subterranean lizard people. Is that due to a sense of doom and hopeless resignation?
Posted by: Archimedes at June 29, 2022 09:02 PM (/NCI4)


Drat! I forgot to stock the freeze-dried meal worms.

Posted by: Kindltot at June 29, 2022 09:12 PM (xhaym)

310 Definitely be prepared, but be smart about it too.

Some five gallon buckts of food and a bunch of ammo are not going to do much when the rapings and hangings get underway.

you need geography and a team

Posted by: confederatefifth at June 29, 2022 09:13 PM (G9845)

311 Yep, that's the hunger gap. You're running out of the stored stuff but the new stuff hasn't come up. There are a few things you can plant to bridge the gap, depending on where you live.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward at June 29, 2022 09:13 PM (5HBd1)

312 "Remember, just the Leftists. Leave the Amish alone, or join them."

A-freakin-men ! to that !

one of the reasons we live where we do ...

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - ultra maga ftw ! at June 29, 2022 09:14 PM (a82Er)

313 Unless the subterranean lizard people are wearing body armor, I should do fine. Range of calibers on the menu.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 29, 2022 09:14 PM (OTzUX)

314 Biden Plans to Nominate Anti-Abortion Lawyer to Federal Judgeship as Part of a Deal with Mitch McConnell, Per Report:

https://tinyurl.com/5akj6cdu

Posted by: Biff Pocoroba at June 29, 2022 09:14 PM (es0Dj)

315 314 Definitely be prepared, but be smart about it too.

Some five gallon buckts of food and a bunch of ammo are not going to do much when the rapings and hangings get underway.

you need geography and a team
Posted by: confederatefifth at June 29, 2022 09:13 PM (G9845)

Community, as I've said before. We're not trying to have the Fallout series be the next generation ideally. Want to get stuff re-established asap and preserved as possible.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at June 29, 2022 09:15 PM (b2nrj)

316 Folks, start talking with the neighbors you can trust.
Not about what you have, but what you can plan on.

L-shaped ambushes are not the immediate solution to the big problems.

Those with critical drug needs have at most a 90 day supply. Then they die.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at June 29, 2022 09:15 PM (u82oZ)

317 And that's just patently false. There comes a time when it's entirely prudent to panic. And summoning every ounce of energy you can to a single goal. Like getting out out before the door shuts behind you.

Or getting the Hell out of Germany if you are a Jew. Even if it means flipping the key to your home and business to the neighbor while you take the last boat to America.

There's always folks saying "don't panic". I'm sure they see it as a virtue. I'm also sure they ignore all the spots in the history books when panic is entirely justified.


yeah, the thing is if you are in those sits or panicing it is because you were not prepared mentally or otherwise

Posted by: confederatefifth at June 29, 2022 09:15 PM (G9845)

318 I wonder if the Amish have a plan.

I mean, a plan to deal with the millions of people begging to join their religion when TSHTF.


*I always waved as I passed your buggy!!*

Posted by: AlaBAMA at June 29, 2022 09:15 PM (mE7cY)

319 Community, as I've said before. We're not trying to have the Fallout series be the next generation ideally. Want to get stuff re-established asap and preserved as possible.
Posted by: R


what he said

Posted by: confederatefifth at June 29, 2022 09:16 PM (G9845)

320 confederatefifth

I got dibs on the widows in Vault 13.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at June 29, 2022 09:17 PM (u82oZ)

321 It's probably the same plan the Mormons have. You don't just store food for yourself. You also store so that you can share with those in need.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward at June 29, 2022 09:17 PM (5HBd1)

322 I got dibs on the widows in Vault 13.
Posted by: N




I do not know what that means

Posted by: confederatefifth at June 29, 2022 09:18 PM (G9845)

323 confederatefifth

Fallout reference.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at June 29, 2022 09:18 PM (u82oZ)

324 Posted by: Once More With Feeling at June 29, 2022 09:11 PM (I/GUj)

You're full of crap.

Posted by: nurse ratched, just call me Pollyanna at June 29, 2022 09:19 PM (U2p+3)

325 Two things you should have in your home regardless:

A book on plants - what's safe to eat, what cures, what kills.

A book on medical services.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at June 29, 2022 09:19 PM (mE7cY)

326 the thing is is, it is great if you have enough food for you and your ten best friends families, however, if you decide to invite your friends in how do you retain control ?

Posted by: confederatefifth at June 29, 2022 09:19 PM (G9845)

327 This story always stuck with me.
"I can sleep when the wind blows"

https://tinyurl.com/2rpau89b

Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward at June 29, 2022 09:19 PM (5HBd1)

328 yeah, the thing is if you are in those sits or panicing it is because you were not prepared mentally or otherwise
Posted by: confederatefifth
___

This^

A panicked populace is never a good thing.

People panic due to not being prepared or not having a plan of action.

Anyone who says panic is a virtue is a fool.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at June 29, 2022 09:19 PM (wbUmG)

329
Fallout reference.
Posted by: N


thanks

Posted by: confederatefifth at June 29, 2022 09:19 PM (G9845)

330 " ...
yeah, the thing is if you are in those sits or panicing it is because you were not prepared mentally or otherwise

Posted by: confederatefifth"

egg - zackley !
panic is the exact opposite of preparation.
"think the thought, talk the talk, walk the walk"
also see:
"Fear is the mind killer ... "

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - ultra maga ftw ! at June 29, 2022 09:19 PM (a82Er)

331 nic check

Posted by: BifBewalski @ (on the road) - at June 29, 2022 09:19 PM (ZnzuZ)

332 Hence that magical, mystical art that is called "canning".

Posted by: Once More With Feeling at June 29, 2022 09:14 PM (I/GUj)


Buy lids NOW

Posted by: Kindltot at June 29, 2022 09:20 PM (xhaym)

333 SMH!!

Posted by: confederatefifth at June 29, 2022 09:20 PM (G9845)

334 Long pig - 101 Ways To Serve Your Fellow Man

Community Activism Guide or Cookbook?

You decide.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 29, 2022 09:20 PM (c8pZY)

335 "Fear is the mind killer ... "
Posted by: s


def, fear is bitch

Posted by: confederatefifth at June 29, 2022 09:21 PM (G9845)

336 Heya c5. : )

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at June 29, 2022 09:21 PM (wbUmG)

337 "Go slowly, because you don't have much time"

Something something about panic or haste leads people to make mistakes.

Posted by: Common Tater at June 29, 2022 09:21 PM (Dctaa)

338 Hence that magical, mystical art that is called "canning".

Posted by: Once More With Feeling at June 29, 2022 09:14 PM (I/GUj)

Buy lids NOW
Posted by: Kindltot


Salting. Drying.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 29, 2022 09:21 PM (c8pZY)

339 ha There is no such thing as clean energy other than nuke!
Posted by: rhennigantx at June 29, 2022 07:51 PM (ex2Cx)

Fat, blue-haired land whales burn clean if you supply enough oxygen under pressure.

So does coal, for that matter. CO2 is not pollution.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 29, 2022 09:21 PM (Cs7Sk)

340 "Go slowly, because you don't have much time"

Something something about panic or hast



nice

Posted by: confederatefifth at June 29, 2022 09:21 PM (G9845)

341 I think Kindltot is set, based on his canning/preservation comments. Probably has more preserved food than I have regular food on hand.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 29, 2022 09:21 PM (OTzUX)

342 If there is a problem, one of the impediments to a solution is exceeding the carrying capacity of the remaining infrastructure.

We can give all America more time if we had secure borders, and sent back those that are, in military terms, "useless mouths." Think siege warfare.

Taking people from low carbon-footprint areas to high carbon-footprint areas is a crime against Gaia.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at June 29, 2022 09:22 PM (u82oZ)

343 For those times, you need to go back to what Remus from Woodpile Report talked about. Have hidden gardens. Build caches to hide some of what you have.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward at June 29, 2022 09:22 PM (5HBd1)

344 I wonder if the Amish have a plan.
[ . . . ] Posted by: AlaBAMA at June 29, 2022 09:15 PM (mE7cY)

There was a rumor 20 years ago that the PA FFLs were selling a lot of moisin-nagants and ammo

Posted by: Kindltot at June 29, 2022 09:22 PM (xhaym)

345 Swiss winter scene, by Senna Relax
Posted by: Ace

If Thomas Kinkade were a photographer.
Posted by: mikeski at June 29, 2022 07:53 PM (P1f+c)

Isn't senna a laxative?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 29, 2022 09:22 PM (Cs7Sk)

346 We can give all America more time if we had secure borders, and sent back those that are, in military terms, "useless mouths." Think siege warfare.
___

We ran out of time a long time ago.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at June 29, 2022 09:23 PM (wbUmG)

347 "
Buy lids NOW
Posted by: Kindltot


Salting. Drying.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 29, 2022 09:21 PM (c8pZY) "

healing power of "and", amirite ?

rly, rly, rly, g'night !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - ultra maga ftw ! at June 29, 2022 09:23 PM (a82Er)

348 Do the Amish do boomsticks? Or the other similar orders?

Posted by: rhomboid at June 29, 2022 09:23 PM (OTzUX)

349 Special Forces Medical Handbook
There are also Survival Medical books put out by doctors. And Homesteading project books. I'll try to find some.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 29, 2022 09:24 PM (c8pZY)

350 Catching up on earlier posts. This cruel line about Tom Nichols from Ace belongs in a cruelty HOF:

"Fuck Professor Baloneynipples. Cancel that fat smug spotlight-hungry fuck and oxygen thief and semi-mobile carbohydrate storage unit."

Posted by: 496 at June 29, 2022 09:24 PM (U1eOr)

351 354 Do the Amish do boomsticks? Or the other similar orders?
Posted by: rhomboid at June 29, 2022 09:23 PM (OTzUX)

Only with iron sights

Posted by: AlaBAMA at June 29, 2022 09:24 PM (mE7cY)

352 I think I am going to stockpile some more jars and just figure that I will need to find a way to move them. I don't have enough, but I don't want to try and move lots of jars of canned food. That's why I've been buying commercial canned stuff.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward at June 29, 2022 09:24 PM (5HBd1)

353 331 the thing is is, it is great if you have enough food for you and your ten best friends families, however, if you decide to invite your friends in how do you retain control ?
Posted by: confederatefifth at June 29, 2022 09:19 PM (G9845)

Well basically the way to approach things is limited distribution and not telling people you have excess, unless you're trying to set yourself up as local head honcho(this too can be a reasonable course of action). If you want to use a modern reference, there's Venezuela. People will often be able to improvise or supply themselves imperfectly, so you don't need to be their sole supplier (which would immediately reveal your storage).

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at June 29, 2022 09:25 PM (b2nrj)

354 the thing is the kinetic thing that most guys are ready for is just about the last thing they are going to do in a smoe or whatever scenario.

the smartest thing a gun guy should be doing now is offloading his exotics and buying a thermal scope and a drone.

Posted by: confederatefifth at June 29, 2022 09:26 PM (G9845)

355 Probably has more preserved food than I have regular food on hand.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 29, 2022 09:21 PM (OTzUX)


Man cannot live on cherries alone. Nor can his wife.

By the way, five gallon buckets are cheap and so are rice and beans in bulk

Posted by: Kindltot at June 29, 2022 09:26 PM (xhaym)

356 'BAMA, yeah, I'd think red dots or NVG sights might run afoul of some Amish/related limits on modern tech. Of course I have only iron sights, and not only am I not Amish, I don't know much about horses and can't blacksmith by own tools.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 29, 2022 09:26 PM (OTzUX)

357 If you have never been fishing, give it a try. You can gear up with the basics cheap (think like Zebco combos) for fresh water. Learn fish preparation like smoking and canning. Learn fish types. Don't turn your nose up at less desirable fish, like carp, which are abundant (not bad smoked). I don't fish much, but I have the basic set up and a river full of fish a mile away.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at June 29, 2022 09:27 PM (lz5hY)

358 348 If there is a problem, one of the impediments to a solution is exceeding the carrying capacity of the remaining infrastructure.

We can give all America more time if we had secure borders, and sent back those that are, in military terms, "useless mouths." Think siege warfare.

Taking people from low carbon-footprint areas to high carbon-footprint areas is a crime against Gaia.
Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at June 29, 2022 09:22 PM (u82oZ)

It's more of a human capital and governance problem than infrastructure as far as the food goes. If we were so inclined, we could produce enough to feed the entire planet, let alone ourselves. The border issue promotes balkanization and lets the cartels in but isn't tightly tied to food issues.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at June 29, 2022 09:27 PM (b2nrj)

359 Don't crush that dwarf, hand me the pliars.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at June 29, 2022 09:27 PM (ZSK0i)

360 all done at Mom's. Dad is still at the coroner's, Mom is refusing to move forward with a funeral home. my sister succesfully evicted our deceased father today in court. he was living in a one room cabin that she had agreed he could live in as long as mom upgraded the cabin. judge said mom could remove his two cats when she got home but had to wait on the sheriff to supervise any clothing or furniture becauwe my sister "wants to ensure none of her property is taken by other family". mom asked about the food in the refridgerator she & dad shared, 'no'. what about the 30lbs of cat food she just bought and put in the cabin for all of the cats? 'no'.

sad. she get rewarded for being a shit, threatening our dad, and harassing our mom. typical fucking donk. temper tantrums, legal suits, gets what she wants. she cannot die fast enough to make me happy.

Posted by: BifBewalski @ (on the road - (ZnzuZ) ) - at June 29, 2022 09:27 PM (ZnzuZ)

361 There's an Austrian company that makes a 6 bolt crossbow. Looks pretty cool. Not the most powerful, but the really powerful ones don't do as much damage actually. The underpowered ones are less likely to go clean through. I've saved up many gallons of water and soda from safeway's last monopoly game in 2020. And nail clippers and lip balm. Are AWFLs going to want cosmetics? Stash some lipstick, maybe trade it for something useful.

Posted by: SFGoth at June 29, 2022 09:27 PM (KAi1n)

362 When do we crack open the heads of our neighbors and feast on the goo inside?

After the surprise anal?

Posted by: Squid at June 29, 2022 09:27 PM (Um7Qe)

363 I figured you had five of those big earthenware jars out back, full of soy sauce, kimchi and doenjang

Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward at June 29, 2022 09:28 PM (5HBd1)

364 We'll be good. Sit down on this bank of sand and watch the river flow.

Posted by: dartist at June 29, 2022 09:28 PM (+ya+t)

365 Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead!

Need diesel to feed the US and the world. And transport the food. And power refrigerators.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at June 29, 2022 09:29 PM (u82oZ)

366 I always wondered if Remus at the Woodpile report really died, or ... that was a cover story and just went radio silent, off grid.

He counseled two (2) years stored provisions. I never made it that far yet. Stockpiling calories is the name of the game. I saw someone on the forums excessively concerned about BPA in canned goods. None of that shit matters when you're starving. LOL

Posted by: Common Tater at June 29, 2022 09:29 PM (Dctaa)

367 We get to that point, we can use fish traps and gill nets.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward at June 29, 2022 09:30 PM (5HBd1)

368 372 Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead!

Need diesel to feed the US and the world. And transport the food. And power refrigerators.
Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at June 29, 2022 09:29 PM (u82oZ)

We're not lacking diesel on account of the border. That's a governance issue.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at June 29, 2022 09:30 PM (b2nrj)

369 This doesn't speak well of the pilot's preflight checks.
Posted by: Diogenes


37b: Check wings for kitteh

Mine gets stuck in the garage.

Posted by: DaveA at June 29, 2022 09:30 PM (FhXTo)

370 362 'BAMA, yeah, I'd think red dots or NVG sights might run afoul of some Amish/related limits on modern tech. Of course I have only iron sights, and not only am I not Amish, I don't know much about horses and can't blacksmith by own tools.
Posted by: rhomboid at June 29, 2022 09:26 PM (OTzUX

I plan on helping the Amish women with the laundry.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at June 29, 2022 09:30 PM (mE7cY)

371 Bif, so sorry about your dad and your shitty sister.

Posted by: Jordan61 at June 29, 2022 09:31 PM (BsFLV)

372 so i unplugged the refridgerator, turned off the air conditioner, and emptied four tins of tuna fish on the floor to soak the cabin in the heat until my asshole sister can 'get all her stuff'. sheriff deputy showed up right after we got the cats out to seal the cabin until the small claims court could asses the value of the improvements mom put in the place. didn't open the door, so didn't see or smell the fresh tuna.should be about six weeks of Falls County heat to cook that tuna smell into the cabin.

Posted by: BifBewalski @ (on the road - (ZnzuZ) ) - at June 29, 2022 09:31 PM (ZnzuZ)

373 Someone claiming to be family said he had died. His wife had died a few months before, so it wouldn't surprise me. Sure do miss him.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward at June 29, 2022 09:31 PM (5HBd1)

374
What if, and I know this sounds way crazy, the US Marine Corps restored Trump as President, and sent a battalion to round up the FBI in the Hoover Building, and a brigade or two to round up the Left in DC.

The Army leadership is gone, and the AF has no ground game to speak of. The Navy is out of this fight. But the Marines could do it, even with rainbow-coloured bullets.

This would be in fulfillment of their Oath.
Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at June 29, 2022 08:51 PM (u82oZ)

Salty: I would like to subscribe to your newsletter. And listen to your podcast as a bedtime story. :-)

Posted by: Iris at June 29, 2022 09:31 PM (foa6+)

375 A housecat might land on it's feet, but it won't be going much further.
Posted by: mikeski at June 29, 2022 08:43 PM (P1f+c)


Let's test it!

Posted by: The Dog at June 29, 2022 09:32 PM (anj39)

376 Posted by: Once More With Feeling at June 29, 2022 09:28 PM (I/GUj)

So the Deadpool protocol?

MAXIMUM EFFORT

Posted by: thathalfrican - Up in arms like Minutemen at June 29, 2022 09:32 PM (YglAn)

377 we have had some forced bug out moments, some that were entirely unforseeabl, thery are always instructive as to how unprepared you are.

if you think you are prepared for the smod, give it a run through

Posted by: confederatefifth at June 29, 2022 09:32 PM (LtVCg)

378 Sorry you had to deal with that, Bif. It seems like someone is always there to take advantage of you when you are grieving.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward at June 29, 2022 09:33 PM (5HBd1)

379 should be about six weeks of Falls County heat to cook that tuna smell into the cabin.
Posted by: BifBewalsk

Where's the barf emoticon?

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at June 29, 2022 09:34 PM (kf6Ak)

380 Bif
Please do not allow your poisonous sister to make you miserable or angry. Ignore her. She wants attention and a reaction.
Do your best with the tasks at hand.

I'll be praying for you.

Posted by: nurse ratched, just call me Pollyanna at June 29, 2022 09:34 PM (U2p+3)

381 Well it depends on your definition of "panic" I suppose.

The quote I referenced, I first heard it mentioned by a test pilot. Panic is not considered a desirable trait in that line of work. What he was saying was if you start flipping switches and stuff, you have to flip the correct ones. Take your time, paradoxically.

Or like Wyatt Earp said. "Speed is fine, but accuracy is final". I've been driven to do things that didn't make much sense at the time, almost to an obsession. Only later did I realize the wisdom.

Better a couple years early, than a day too late.

Posted by: Common Tater at June 29, 2022 09:34 PM (Dctaa)

382 What I like about the prepping discussions is that it helps me find the gaps I have in what I've done. And it helps me go back and sort out the things that aren't working.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward at June 29, 2022 09:34 PM (5HBd1)

383 the thing is that hardly anybody is ready to defend the homestead from a squad of guys with ars

Posted by: confederatefifth at June 29, 2022 09:34 PM (LtVCg)

384 a friend and I have discussed the barter part of prep, and she thinks spices will be valuable, and she's right.
My thoughts run to salt though, because it is less expensive to amass, doesn't go bad per se (in the sense that we ARE talking about the pointy-stick times, as my son calls it), and is a preservative and has med uses besides tasting good.
I buy an extra box now and again, and add it to the shelf in the pantry.

Posted by: barbarausa at June 29, 2022 09:35 PM (RY/x5)

385 I figured you had five of those big earthenware jars out back, full of soy sauce, kimchi and doenjang

Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward at June 29, 2022 09:28 PM (5HBd1)


My wife is moving in that direction . . . We make kimchi in quart jars, though. I have been showing her those Kimi country living videos.

She used to help process the soybean paste into the blocks that got hung up to dry in the first step of making soy sauce and doenjang.

Posted by: Kindltot at June 29, 2022 09:35 PM (xhaym)

386 390 the thing is that hardly anybody is ready to defend the homestead from a squad of guys with ars
Posted by: confederatefifth at June 29, 2022 09:34 PM (LtVCg)

Well pretty much no one is going to pull that off in the long run by themselves. A village of people can be intimidating enough (and capable of fighting if need be) to make that largely cost prohibitive, which is why grouping up is important.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at June 29, 2022 09:36 PM (b2nrj)

387 Wildfire's the other plausible contingency here. Of course that's different - mostly "what the F can I toss in the car and haul ass with, quickly?". Have done a bit of prep for that, definitely need to flesh out the plan. A "go bag" of stupid personal items is easy. Most key documents/copies long in the safe deposit. Few will be shocked that the focus is on how many gunz can I quickly take. But it's reasonable. Not into "stuff", have very little in the way of "valuables", gunzz easily the most valuable small objects here. Family treasures/photos really the only other things I'd want.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 29, 2022 09:36 PM (OTzUX)

388 Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward at June 29, 2022 09:34 PM (5HBd1)

Same but I'm left feeling even more deflated lol.

"Fuck I'm missing waaaaaayyy too much."

Posted by: thathalfrican - Up in arms like Minutemen at June 29, 2022 09:36 PM (YglAn)

389 friend and I have discussed the barter part of prep, and she thinks spices will be valuable, and she's right.
My thoughts run to salt though, because it is less expensive to amass, doesn't go bad per se (in the sense that we ARE talking about the pointy-stick times, as my son calls it), and is a preservative and has med uses besides tasting good.
I buy an extra box now and again, and add it to the shelf in the pantry.
Posted by: b


in fairness, there is a very narrow window of time when anybody is going to be bartering anything valuabl, then it is shooting or saving

Posted by: confederatefifth at June 29, 2022 09:37 PM (LtVCg)

390 Or put frozen shrimp in the curtain rods.

The shrimp rot and stink and no one will think to look in the curtain rods.

Posted by: nurse ratched, just call me Pollyanna at June 29, 2022 09:37 PM (U2p+3)

391 Well pretty much no one is going to pull that off in the long run by themselves. A village of people can be intimidating enough (and capable of fighting if need be) to make that largely cost prohibitive, which is why grouping up is important.
Posted by: R

agreed

Posted by: confederatefifth at June 29, 2022 09:38 PM (LtVCg)

392 Posted by: Once More With Feeling at June 29, 2022 09:36 PM (I/GUj)

LOL This gave me a funny visual.

Posted by: thathalfrican - Up in arms like Minutemen at June 29, 2022 09:38 PM (YglAn)

393 400 Posted by: Once More With Feeling at June 29, 2022 09:36 PM (I/GUj)

LOL This gave me a funny visual.
Posted by: thathalfrican - Up in arms like Minutemen at June 29, 2022 09:38 PM (YglAn)

Made me think of death blossoms.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at June 29, 2022 09:39 PM (b2nrj)

394 "in fairness, there is a very narrow window of time when anybody is going to be bartering anything valuabl, then it is shooting or saving"

confederatefifth, she is planning for defending too.
She is the marksman, her husband's eyesight is poor enough that she has relegated him to the shotgun, lol.

Posted by: barbarausa at June 29, 2022 09:40 PM (RY/x5)

395
Posted by: BifBewalski @ (on the road - (ZnzuZ) ) - at June 29, 2022 09:27 PM (ZnzuZ)

________

Dear God, I'm so sorry. Hang in there.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 29, 2022 09:40 PM (/U27+)

396 Well pretty much no one is going to pull that off in the long run by themselves. A village of people can be intimidating enough (and capable of fighting if need be) to make that largely cost prohibitive, which is why grouping up is important.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at June 29, 2022 09:36 PM (b2nrj)

This.
Find your fire team. Know your neighbors.
Learn who you can trust.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 29, 2022 09:40 PM (anj39)

397 thank you all for your kind words, support, and prayers. Smash & I are hitting the road (round house and kidney punches) bright n shiny tomorrow to head back to north alabama. i may check in once we get home, depends on how exhausted i-20 makes us.

oh! Ben Had! Smash has agreed to join me at the MoMe!

laterz and good night.

Posted by: BifBewalski @ (on the road - (ZnzuZ) ) - at June 29, 2022 09:40 PM (ZnzuZ)

398 I just found those Kimi videos fascinating. It just made so much sense to me. The problem is that now I have a certain amount of stuff to make Korean food but I have no idea what it should taste like! I think I will have to go to the local Korean restaurant some time..

Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward at June 29, 2022 09:41 PM (5HBd1)

399 398 Or put frozen shrimp in the curtain rods.

The shrimp rot and stink and no one will think to look in the curtain rods.
Posted by: nurse ratched, just call me Pollyanna at June 29, 2022 09:37 PM (U2p+3)
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You've done this, haven't you?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Analog Hipster at June 29, 2022 09:42 PM (Dc2NZ)

400 Dude - at that point - you're probably fucked. But panic. Panic may be the only way you get out of there.
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Run around and bounce off every wall in the building and when you're done you still have the same problems minus some time.

Posted by: dartist at June 29, 2022 09:42 PM (+ya+t)

401 Starving people will do anything to get food. Haven't you people watched The Walking Dead? I told you years ago it was a tutorial for the days ahead. Those days are almost here now.

Posted by: Eromero at June 29, 2022 09:43 PM (0OP+5)

402 {379} so i unplugged the refridgerator, turned off the air conditioner, and emptied four tins of tuna fish on the floor to soak the cabin in the heat until my asshole sister can 'get all her stuff'. ...

Posted by: BifBewalski @ (on the road - (ZnzuZ) ) - at June 29, 2022 09:31 PM (ZnzuZ)


The Grumpy Old Men contingent salutes you.

Posted by: Grumpy and Recalcitrant at June 29, 2022 09:43 PM (nRMeC)

403 You've done this, haven't you?
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Analog Hipster


Heh.

Posted by: nurse ratched, just call me Pollyanna at June 29, 2022 09:43 PM (U2p+3)

404 confederatefifth

A community of defenders can help.

If I put on my hat as a raider, then tax records show the good targets. Drone flights can scope out the defenses, if any.

And then you need your peeps, hopefully with the guys you don't like in the front. Look to isolate the target, not let the neighbors interfere.

We have high trust architecture, except for Gates and some of the evil ones.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at June 29, 2022 09:44 PM (u82oZ)

405 Was putting my ammo away last night and she said, "well at least we can use it for barter"

I told her, "Hell no, I'm going to be a pirate"

Posted by: Dave in Fla at June 29, 2022 09:44 PM (5p7BC)

406 So Dave in Fla, you bought that ammo you were asking about?

Posted by: rhomboid at June 29, 2022 09:45 PM (OTzUX)

407 1 regular and 1 iodized salt lick will take care of all salt needs for years.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 29, 2022 09:45 PM (avHcG)

408 How can any women who is a mom bitch about Roe V Wade being overturned? How can you be pro abortion when you've carried a child inside of you? I'm seeing "friends" all over FB who are moms and complaining about their rights being stripped away. I can't wrap my brain around this.

Posted by: jewells45 at June 29, 2022 09:45 PM (nxdel)

409 At what point do the Davos big shots' minions turn on them?


That will be the best part of the burning times.

Posted by: davidt at June 29, 2022 09:45 PM (oTZbj)

410 Posted by: Dave in Fla at June 29, 2022 09:44 PM (5p7BC)

LMAO

Posted by: thathalfrican - Up in arms like Minutemen at June 29, 2022 09:46 PM (YglAn)

411 If I put on my hat as a raider, then tax records show the good targets. Drone flights can scope out the defenses, if any.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at June 29, 2022 09:44 PM (u82oZ)

Well there are two types of raids, though intended to grab stuff, and those intended to destroy. Problem with the latter is they can just start setting things on fire, and it's not implausible we'd see something on the scale of armies doing that. If an army is retreating doing scorched earth or Sherman is marching on you, not much you can do besides book it as fast as possible with what you've got.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at June 29, 2022 09:46 PM (b2nrj)

412 There's a small zoo on top of a small mountain in Roanoke that has Pallas cats - or did when I was there 3-4 years ago. Then it was a grumpy dad in one cage, mom and one or two cubs in another so they'd be safe from dad. I don't think they're as tameable as ordinary cat-cats, Felis felis.

That's exactly what they look like. They're from Central Asia and adapted for the cold: really thick fur, and short ears so they won't get frostbit. Not sure why their eyes are so wide-set: they may have to depend more on sight and less on hearing and scent than other cats: wide-set eyes would help them judge distance when they're pouncing on their prey like evil Republicans.

Besides the well-known big cats - lion, tiger, leopard, cheetah, mountain lion - there are dozens of species of small and medium-size (e.g. bobcat, lynx) cats. The Pallas cat is the cutest of them all.

Posted by: Dr. Weevil at June 29, 2022 09:47 PM (p6eON)

413 Ben Had

♩ Good evening! ♬

This year in Corsicana. Now better than ever.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at June 29, 2022 09:47 PM (u82oZ)

414 Yikes! 0400 is right around the corner.

Posted by: Eromero at June 29, 2022 09:47 PM (0OP+5)

415 419 At what point do the Davos big shots' minions turn on them?

That will be the best part of the burning times.
Posted by: davidt at June 29, 2022 09:45 PM (oTZbj)
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This is always the funniest part in post-apocalyptic fiction, when the Zuckerdouche villain realizes he has no true friends, just employees.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Analog Hipster at June 29, 2022 09:48 PM (Dc2NZ)

416 I do love the look on that guy's face when he finally noticed the cat.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at June 29, 2022 09:49 PM (5p7BC)

417 Posted by: Eromero at June 29, 2022 09:47 PM (0OP+5)

I get to sleep in until 6-630 tomorrow.

My day starts in the field.

Posted by: thathalfrican - Up in arms like Minutemen at June 29, 2022 09:49 PM (YglAn)

418 Peppercorns are one spice that was once literally worth its weight in gold.

There was one major spice, can't remember, they kept its growing location a secret. Under pain of death. For years. Many spices go stale pretty quickly, and turn to sawdust. Many don't - cloves, cinnamon, cocoa, ginger, cardamom, whole nutmeg and others last a really long time.

Posted by: Common Tater at June 29, 2022 09:49 PM (Dctaa)

419 Ace, from previous thread:
is this from the Taffy 3 link i saw somewhere?

Posted by: ace
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Sorry...been out working on the tractor. Yes, a blog actually: https://tinyurl.com/53a4bc98

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 29, 2022 09:49 PM (Kawbo)

420 Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead!

If the raiders are hungry, they need to loot, then burn.

A reaction force would take a while.

Ya know, I hate to have to think like this.

Can't we all get along?

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at June 29, 2022 09:50 PM (u82oZ)

421
My reply to some stupid statement that if you ban abortions but not "military-style assault rifles" you're not pro-life":

99.99+% of "military-style assault rifles" have never hurt anyone.

100% of abortions have killed the fetus.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 29, 2022 09:50 PM (/U27+)

422 NaCly, you all make this so special. My gratitude is endless.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 29, 2022 09:51 PM (avHcG)

423 Just checked the blurb of the guy posting the Pallas Cat video:

"Deaf/Gay Canadian. We need to save our democracy & get the corrupt CPC/PPC/Trump/GOP in jail. I block stupid Twatwaffles & MAGAs. Please don't add me to lists."

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Analog Hipster at June 29, 2022 09:51 PM (Dc2NZ)

424 429 Peppercorns are one spice that was once literally worth its weight in gold.

There was one major spice, can't remember, they kept its growing location a secret. Under pain of death. For years. Many spices go stale pretty quickly, and turn to sawdust. Many don't - cloves, cinnamon, cocoa, ginger, cardamom, whole nutmeg and others last a really long time.
Posted by: Common Tater at June 29, 2022 09:49 PM (Dctaa)

Might be coffee? Used to only be grown in Arabia.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at June 29, 2022 09:51 PM (b2nrj)

425 Posted by: Once More With Feeling at June 29, 2022 09:49 PM (I/GUj)

What's that Patton quote? Something about a decent plan executed a full force is better than a perfect one later?

Posted by: thathalfrican - Up in arms like Minutemen at June 29, 2022 09:51 PM (YglAn)

426 Why does hunter record all the crap he does?

Posted by: banana Dream at June 29, 2022 09:51 PM (0fVbu)

427 Once More With Feeling

I'm going to disagree with you. Plans change as soon as you contact the enemy. But planning has real worth.

Panic is contagious, and not helpful. Resolute action is a goal.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at June 29, 2022 09:52 PM (u82oZ)

428 So Dave in Fla, you bought that ammo you were asking about?
Posted by: rhomboid
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I did.

And I miscounted how much .223 I still had tucked away, so now I have 1700 rounds.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at June 29, 2022 09:52 PM (5p7BC)

429 Why does hunter record all the crap he does?

Posted by: banana Dream at June 29, 2022 09:51 PM (0fVbu)

Because like his father he's a narcissist douchetool.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at June 29, 2022 09:52 PM (VwHCD)

430 So I have this to share...


Attorney General Rob Bonta (remember that name) and the Commiefornia Department of Justice office’s web site released the names of ALL concealed weapons permit holders, in the state of Commiefornia on June 27th, 2022 and the files remained up on the web site for more than 12 hours before being taken down. The information included names, date of birth, gender, race, driver's license numbers, addresses, phone numbers, and criminal history for those who were granted or denied a concealed and carry weapons permit between 2011 to 2021.

GOV. Gruesom and his gang flipping off the recent SCOTUS 2A ruling no doubt.
Yet ya keep voting Democrate……Detroit here we come for all of us left in the "Golden State"

Posted by: Nightwatch at June 29, 2022 09:52 PM (J00IM)

431
Why does hunter record all the crap he does?
Posted by: banana Dream at June 29, 2022 09:51 PM (0fVbu)

_________

Either he wants to be caught or figures there will never be any consequences.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 29, 2022 09:52 PM (/U27+)

432 And just a reminder...get dental work done now rather than later. And a spare pair of glasses, if you need them.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward at June 29, 2022 09:53 PM (5HBd1)

433 Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at June 29, 2022 09:50 PM (u82oZ)

We tried. The left ruins everything it touches.

Posted by: thathalfrican - Up in arms like Minutemen at June 29, 2022 09:53 PM (YglAn)

434 Can someone explain to me why Canadians are so invested in Trump going to jail?

WTF do they care?

Posted by: Dave in Fla at June 29, 2022 09:53 PM (5p7BC)

435 Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 29, 2022 09:52 PM (/U27+)

I kinda think, on one hand, he's a sleazy fuck and on the other it's his cry for help to end all this shit.

Posted by: thathalfrican - Up in arms like Minutemen at June 29, 2022 09:54 PM (YglAn)

436 I would say that probably having a sawdust bucket toilet would be the way to go. You can get that cat litter that is wood based or maybe use wood pellets. Peat moss might work too.
Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward at June 29, 2022 08:56 PM (5HBd1)

If you live in a rural area, just build an outhouse, with a pit. Worked for generations.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 29, 2022 09:54 PM (KHUoZ)

437 Can someone explain to me why Canadians are so invested in Trump going to jail?

WTF do they care?

Posted by: Dave in Fla


He cancelled NAFTA?

Posted by: davidt at June 29, 2022 09:54 PM (oTZbj)

438 444 Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at June 29, 2022 09:50 PM (u82oZ)

We tried. The left ruins everything it touches.
Posted by: thathalfrican - Up in arms like Minutemen at June 29, 2022 09:53 PM (YglAn)

There's not a limit or "enough" with evil. We're going to have to deal with it one way or another now.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at June 29, 2022 09:55 PM (b2nrj)

439 It's different circumstances. Panic can be useful in emergency situations like the towers or an airplane fire. But we aren't planning for that. We are first planning for an economic downturn, which is something that routinely happens, then possible civil unrest.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward at June 29, 2022 09:56 PM (5HBd1)

440 Thing about CA releasing CCW lists? Lotta big libs on there.

Posted by: SFGoth at June 29, 2022 09:56 PM (KAi1n)

441
WTF do they care?
Posted by: Dave in Fla at June 29, 2022 09:53 PM (5p7BC)

_________

Foreigners are so cute when they complain about the US. It's fun because there aren't any consequences to hating Americans.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 29, 2022 09:56 PM (/U27+)

442 I was thinking in terms of folks living in apartments and such. No way to build an outhouse there. Lots of easier options in the country.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward at June 29, 2022 09:57 PM (5HBd1)

443 Can't wait to don my Deathshead Hussar uniform on my first raid!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Analog Hipster at June 29, 2022 09:57 PM (Dc2NZ)

444 Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at June 29, 2022 09:55 PM (b2nrj)

We had "statesmen" like McCain, and others to be fair, that said incredibly stupid shit like "My friends on the other side of the aisle."

Yes, in the final analysis they certainly were his friends, but, back when we thought he was on our side that type of talk ended up being incredibly unhelpful.

They are NOT our friends and would see us dead.

Posted by: thathalfrican - Up in arms like Minutemen at June 29, 2022 09:57 PM (YglAn)

445 No, it was a common spice, like Cinnamon or something, (though I don't think that was it.)

Spice Islands maybe. Some ship crewmembers or captain, on a sailing ship could smell it from a nearby island - and had an "Aha!" moment and managed to take some plants back and clone them. Before that, they had a monopoly on the cultivation and sale. It was expensive as hell for that reason.

Posted by: Common Tater at June 29, 2022 09:57 PM (Dctaa)

446 There are Pallas Cats at the Cheyenne Mountain zoo in Colorado Springs. They are hard to spot.

Posted by: Nancy at 7000 ft at June 29, 2022 09:58 PM (0tmoY)

447 Panic is dangerous.
And it is a nasty thing to encourage.

Posted by: nurse ratched, just call me Pollyanna at June 29, 2022 09:58 PM (U2p+3)

448 >>It's different circumstances. Panic can be useful in emergency situations like the towers or an airplane fire. But we aren't planning for that. We are first planning for an economic downturn, which is something that routinely happens, then possible civil unrest.

Moving to a place where civil unrest is unlikely to touch and water and food are available naturally in abundance would be a good plan.

Posted by: JackStraw at June 29, 2022 09:59 PM (ZLI7S)

449 No physical altercation is ever won without a tightrope walk that goes to the deep end of crazy


You're full of shit.

Posted by: nurse ratched, just call me Pollyanna at June 29, 2022 09:59 PM (U2p+3)

450 457 No, it was a common spice, like Cinnamon or something, (though I don't think that was it.)

**

Nutmeg?

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at June 29, 2022 09:59 PM (kf6Ak)

451 Foreigners are so cute when they complain about the US. It's fun because there aren't any consequences to hating Americans.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 29, 2022 09:56 PM (/U27+)
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Remember all those mass anti-nuke demonstrations in Europe? Always directed against the U.S. Sure the Commies were stirring the pot behind the scenes, but the indigenous fuckwits did most of the work.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Analog Hipster at June 29, 2022 10:00 PM (Dc2NZ)

452 I'm almost always in a state of anxiety but I don't think I've ever panicked.

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at June 29, 2022 10:01 PM (kf6Ak)

453 vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion

Pretty sure it was nutmeg. Only grew on a very few islands, and was fought over by the EU nations.

Someone got some cuttings out, and then the fever subsided.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at June 29, 2022 10:01 PM (u82oZ)

454 For elimination: see "Wag Bags".

They have a privacy "tent" available as well, with a suitcase shitter. The bags have an absorbent dry gel and can be used several times. A 5 gallon bucket will work.

Posted by: Common Tater at June 29, 2022 10:01 PM (Dctaa)

455 Hollywood does a great job of John Wick doing silent things. That's not how reality works at all. Not even close.

Panic. Fear. Anger. Hate. Rage. All useful things. That's why we have them.
Posted by: Once More With Feeling at June 29, 2022 09:57 PM (I/GUj)

Awful way to approach war. Bunch of guys who have lost their heads are easy to rout.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at June 29, 2022 10:02 PM (b2nrj)

456 suitcase shitter
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Band name!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Analog Hipster at June 29, 2022 10:02 PM (Dc2NZ)

457 Just returned from a friend's Thai restaurant that was having their 2nd anniversary party. I don't know if it makes anyone fill better but no one seemed to be acting like the end of the world was about to happen. I guess the calm before the storm.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at June 29, 2022 10:02 PM (zAq90)

458 Posted by: All Hail Eris, Analog Hipster at June 29, 2022 10:00 PM (Dc2NZ

Always known as useful idiots.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at June 29, 2022 10:04 PM (zAq90)

459 Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at June 29, 2022 10:02 PM (zAq90)
You gotta remember; we're a smart military blog!

Seriously though, we're a unique group. We pay attention.

Most people don't. Ever hear someone say "How'd this happen?" to some current event?

It's rarely us.

Posted by: thathalfrican - Up in arms like Minutemen at June 29, 2022 10:05 PM (YglAn)

460 vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion

I say in all occasions panic is bad. You lose situational awareness.

Like in a fire you are fighting. You need to think on where your hose is going, your oxygen level, where the nearest or the best exits are, and where is your firefighting team.

You panic -- you lose.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at June 29, 2022 10:05 PM (u82oZ)

461 Best way to control raiders to create Reaver space, one vile enough that the stories are told for the next 50 generations of the area where people went and never returned.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at June 29, 2022 10:05 PM (VwHCD)

462 Ok, lets try that again. The best way to control raiders is to create "Reaver space", an area vile enough that the stories are told for the next 50 generations of the area where people went and never returned. You go medieval.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at June 29, 2022 10:08 PM (VwHCD)

463 the Kimi videos are so fun to watch, I went and bought some pvc tubing to make hoop houses this winter because of them.

Korean food can be ferociously spicy, and the local places tone it down.

Posted by: Kindltot at June 29, 2022 10:09 PM (xhaym)

464 Notsothoreau, the best Korean cooking channel I know of is Maangchi

Posted by: Kindltot at June 29, 2022 10:09 PM (xhaym)

465 Berserker-Dragonheads Division

That was my plan for Iran. Start with their island in the Red Sea. Jam all coms, go in, and have no survivors. Get the intel and withdraw. And do not tell anyone. Rinse, repeat. Do Yemen the same way.

Too many people would talk on our side.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at June 29, 2022 10:10 PM (u82oZ)

466 >>You do not - you simply do not - train a group of people to go draw down on another group through this logical, unemotional, calculating fantasy that many of you carry around.

Do you ever take a day off from being you? You should.

Posted by: JackStraw at June 29, 2022 10:11 PM (ZLI7S)

467 451

Yeah...fun fact that. But the danger to a whole bunch of other people...think DV victims, Stalking victims, Rape victims, attempt murder victims.

Sacto is scum central and Gruesome is the Whore Lord..and the AG is his bitch.

Posted by: Nightwatch at June 29, 2022 10:12 PM (J00IM)

468 Frankly,

This kind of shit may not "dry age" well before the next election cycle.

Posted by: Nightwatch at June 29, 2022 10:15 PM (J00IM)

469 WTF do they care?
Posted by: Dave in Fla at June 29, 2022 09:53 PM (5p7BC)


If they openly criticized Trudeau or his party they would lose access to their bank accounts and get put on the bad list

Posted by: Kindltot at June 29, 2022 10:17 PM (xhaym)

470 >>Why in the Hell would I?

Because you're an asshole. Not really in dispute. That's why you are constantly banned and you sneak back in using a different name on an almost daily basis.

Kind of pathetic actually.

Posted by: JackStraw at June 29, 2022 10:19 PM (ZLI7S)

471 You teach them to hate. Panic. Rage. All the stuff that brings the crazy. Everything after that just gets easier.
Posted by: Once More With Feeling

You're a sick bastard and I hope we never meet.

Posted by: nurse ratched, just call me Pollyanna at June 29, 2022 10:20 PM (U2p+3)

472 480

Well then, my fellow poster of such wise and thought out cautions?

What is the point of being a REPUBLIC?
When there comes a time that you may have to DEFEND said REPUBLIC?

Seems like we are being guided to do so lately. By very wise folks other than yourself.

Posted by: Nightwatch at June 29, 2022 10:22 PM (J00IM)

473 459 Panic is dangerous.
And it is a nasty thing to encourage.

Posted by: nurse ratched, just call me Pollyanna at June 29, 2022 09:58 PM (U2p+3)

Fear also. Often leads to inaction. Now Anger. Hate. Rage are useful in some situations.

Posted by: Javems at June 29, 2022 10:23 PM (AmoqO)

474 Hurricane Ike in Houston, 2 weeks without power. Had a small generator to run refrig, fan and a TV/dvd player. Couldn't afford the gas for that now.

Posted by: An Observation sez China Joe not my president at June 29, 2022 10:26 PM (ZEHVO)

475 >>And on that, we agree. But I'm also right. And I'm up front about it.

No Scogg, you are right a whole lot less than you think you are. You're just an arrogant dick.

Most people come here to discuss things and get along. You come here to tell everyone how smart you are and how stupid everyone who disagrees with you are because you're very insecure.

Go somewhere where you are appreciated because this is not that place.

Posted by: JackStraw at June 29, 2022 10:27 PM (ZLI7S)

476 Zzzzzzzzt

Posted by: nurse ratched, just call me Pollyanna at June 29, 2022 10:34 PM (U2p+3)

477 False is the idea of utility that sacrifices a thousand real advantages for one imaginary or trifling inconvenience; that would take fire from men because it burns, and water because one may drown in it; that has no remedy for evils except destruction. The laws that forbid the carrying of arms are laws of such a nature. They disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes.

-- Cesare Beccaria

Posted by: Kindltot at June 29, 2022 10:41 PM (xhaym)

478 In the USA

There is no "PANIC".
There is just the growing realization that "However" Biden got into office, his policies are a shit sandwich with no bread.

The Deep State will soon be revealed and Global Lords will have to "SIT THE FUCK DOWN' while we, the American People...sort this shit out.

After all...Our Constitution gave us the pathway to work it out.

Our Forefathers were beyond BRILLANT!

Posted by: Nightwatch at June 29, 2022 10:42 PM (J00IM)

479 Go to the ONT then....

Posted by: Nightwatch at June 29, 2022 10:47 PM (J00IM)

480 Best way to control raiders to create Reaver space, one vile enough that the stories are told for the next 50 generations of the area where people went and never returned.

I figure a head on a pike will give most anti-social types a moment to reflect on the wisdom of their ways.

Posted by: An Observation sez China Joe not my president at June 29, 2022 11:21 PM (ZEHVO)

481 "The end of RvW is the death knell of David French et al." Distributist channel

To be fair they were on their way out.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at June 30, 2022 01:17 AM (ybIRR)

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