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July 30 State of the Planet

I have been silently watching the crescendo. I think I am coming out of my cave to resume warning those who can listen. This video is an overview of the major items worth watching. I will detail the bits over the coming days and weeks as The End Of The World As We Know It (TEOTWAWKI) book approaches its final chapter. I do want to remind you of the very special treat we have been given. What rapidly approacheth will be epic in the annals of human history. YOU ARE HERE.   Ringside seat. The great theater. Grab your popcorn.  By the way, a FAST is a powerful tool. You might want to add it to your kit. Only those who are […]

chatting up a bicycle gang

In a rare trip to our friends’ restaurant, I noticed a fleet of bicycles parked outside. We sat across from a similar number of gentlemen all wearing High-Visibility vests. I opened a conversation with something like, “You brilliant-looking men must be related to the bicycles parked outside”. That elicited chuckles all around, earning us camaraderie and their fascinating story. The first major surprise was in response to “Where are you all from?” Only two started off on their epic bucket-list coast-to-coast tour together. They met up on the road, found compatibility and have been riding together ever since. Their personal journeys varied from two months to one month on the road with a ways yet to go. A nicer […]

Doctor Copper issues warning

Clever and/or knowledgeable economists (aka: those who understand from the Austrian school rather than the Kensian school of voodoo economics) often call copper prices “Doctor Copper”. Copper is so widely used in construction and fabrication that orders for copper fall just before the rest of the economy falls. Your first lesson in Austrian Economics is that supply and demand determine prices. Thus a price plummet in copper is a clear indicator that the rest of the economy will be right behind as if attached to the sinking ship with an unbreakable anchor chain. Hang onto your hats … Put your seat and tray in the upright position … Here we go … […]

Hospice is far more than I thought

Without any experience, we think of hospice as someone who will hold the patient’s hands in their last few days of life on Earth. We just learned how much more our local hospice service is, and how wonderful the providers are. I suspect it is much like that everywhere. The quality, knowledge, skills and nature of people who go into that line of work is likely quite similar – that is to say incredibly caring, helpful and considerate. They have tremendous experience with the final phases of life as it effects the main person and all those around them. In our case they helped us understand what Mom was likely feeling and what we could do to make her last […]

FOR SALE: 1987 Honda CRX

The background on this car … I was an enthusiastic, radical, seriously competitive Sports Car Guy for most of my life… okay, still am. For 20 years THAT CAR was a 1956 Porsche Speedster barn find – a very rare car that was lightweight and lent itself for high performance driving … Just what the doctor ordered. It also became highly valued in the collector market and its sale in 1999 financed my escape from The People’s Republic of California. After about 16 years sports-car-less, I picked up a very-well-prepared autocross car that was vintage, collectable, lightweight and ticked all the boxes for this enthusiastic, radical, seriously competitive Sports Car Guy. I spent a lot of time and money […]

all quiet on the western front

My title line refers to a World War I novel (All Quiet on the Western Front) that came to mind as I explain my long absence from posting here. It is a good book that will be relevant, current as long as the banksters create wars … well worth reading. It is apropos here as my silence is in no way related to the absence of action, activity, deceit, decrepitude or threats to the peace and harmony good people like us deserve. The excrement is definitely splattering from the rotating ventilator. I have been shouting my warnings from my little rooftop to my tiny audience since around 2006. The Great Ugliness is upon us. For the delusional: NO it […]