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Monday, September 29, 2008

How to lose a redneck repug guy

A little humor never hurts, and I found myself creating this hilarious ditty. However, it is TRUE:

5. I'm a Democrat. (If you're a good looking gal, the republican redneck will persist)

4. I'm a vegetarian. (Still not a deal-breaker)

3. I don't think we should drill for more oil, instead look into alternate energy forms. (This usually sends them running for the hills, regardless of looks)

2. I have two small vicious dogs and they think it's their duty to protect me. (Trust me, few will stick around till you get to this point)

1. I think the war in Iraq was a mistake, and I'm an atheist -- they hear "communist." (IF there's any left, it could get dicey because they may pull out their concealed gun)

Now that's your dose of laughter for the day.

By the way, as we say in the news biz: "World ends at nine, story at ten."

Saturday, September 20, 2008

What a week!

Folks, I hate to break it to you, but it looks like nasty times are arriving in the USA. Whether you have any investments or just plain depend on social security, life as we have known it for the last 25 years is over.

Go back to the 70s for the lite version of what will happen first.

Go back to the 30s depression era for the worst-case scenario (even though it "seems" the government has saved the day, the jury is still out on the long-term fallout).

And here I present to you a personal viewpoint of someone who actually lived through the collapse of a country's government:

Obviously expecting economic collapse on particular day is silly.

Such collapse will take some time, and will get progressively deeper, once more and more *possible* measures of government are applied and exhausted.

I may give you a hint:
In 1988-1990 Poland collapsed and this was economic collapse.

GDP fallen by more than 40% at that time, unemployment exceeded 35% and this makes your Great Depression to be walk in the park.

In Russia that GDP drop was even deeper (70%+), if I remember well.

I was living through that collapse stage in Poland and I remember increasingly desperate measures of government to resolve problem and these were working for a month or two and then invariably failing.

Incidentally *war on speculators* with draconian penalties for these was one of favourite measures.

It was failing miserably, as peoples were finding increasingly creative ways to *speculate* (ding, ding... US is already beginning to stigmatize *speculators*).

There was attempts to control inflation by freezing prices and salaries and with all powers steaming from central planning government still were losing that battle.

It taken about 2 years to get to the bottom and no intervention of government could help.

By that time government was so defunct and defeated, that they voluntarily surrendered to opposition in exchange for not prosecuting party members.

So if we talk about US, which has far bigger economy, that process may take longer (say 4 or 5 years).

You will see increasingly devastated economy, meantime you will hear more and more lies from government that things are getting better, you may face martial law on the way, but it will not help.

Essentially you may say that regardless what you are doing or not doing, outcome will be same and it will take a form of ruin.

However it will take TIME, means several years of fast deterioration, then several decades of slow deterioration, until you reach a bottom.

In normal situation after few years of collapse you would see beginnings of recovery, but it will not be the case this time.


Because problems with resources will begin to play their game...

Link to online forum where I found this: Forum

I don't know if it will get that bad here, but the fact is, we seem to be the tip of a Titanic situation WORLDWIDE. Your guess is as good as mine.

Hey, but it IS interesting, fascinating even. History in the making! Buckle up, the ride is just beginning!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Interesting article

So, among the mayhem of Hurricane Ike, spiking gas prices, and general political amusment....I found a gem of an article. Just wanted to post an excerpt with link.

Gas prices trigger a memory
By: Mike West

A rush on gas stations always brings to mind the energy crisis of the 1970s and the rationing endured by civilians during World War II.

I doubt if few or any of us would endure such restrictions today no matter how good the cause.

The federal Office of Price Administration handled the gas rationing during WWII.

To get a rationing classification you had to report to the local OPA and swear that they owned no more that five automobile tires. You also had to prove you had an important need for gasoline.

Rationing was based on four classifications.
An "A" classification (which included the majority of people) entitled you to four gallons a week.
A "B" classification equaled eight gallons a week. "C" was reserved for doctors and other crucial people and the rare "X" generally went to rich people and politicians.

Your ration sticker had to be displayed on the vehicle’s windshield. No sticker, no gas.

Gas rationing began Dec.1, 1942 and ended on Aug. 15, 1945.

To top it off, the maximum speed limit was 35 mph.

Website link

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Couldn't Resist

With the laughable turn of "conservative" politics lately, I couldn't resist posting this little ditty I found on a blog.

Top 5 Reasons Why I Chose Sarah Palin as my VP
by John S. McCain

1. She knows how to cook a mean wolf steak with polar bear sauce

2. She's young and hot and well, who knows whether or not Cindy will be in a disfiguring accident - it's good to have a backup plan

3. When I go hunting with her, I don't have to worry about getting accidentally shot in the face

4. She's good at eliminating, I mean, firing people, so I don't have to get my hands dirty if someone doesn't, well, work out

5. Cindy, Sarah and I would make a great threesome

~~~~Big thanks to Crunchy Chicken for saying what I (and a lot of others) have been thinking lately regarding S. Palin.