This…

PDB speaks:

Shortly after Sandy Hook, a friend asked me if I thought we should be more concerned about the enemy, or the quislings on our side. I unhesitatingly responded, our own side. We cannot do much about those who fear freedom, trying to logically argue a person out of an emotional position they arrived at irrationally is nigh on impossible. But there’s no reason to make it harder on ourselves by deliberately staking out positions that upset the tender hearted for no other reason than because we’re mad at the time.

Part of the reason posting has been light on my side. Not sure I have much to contribute that would be ‘reasoned discourse’.

Shhh…OPSEC.

 

 

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Oleg Makes a Good Point

Link here:

The real reason for the gun control talk — in my opinion — is to take the pressure off the administration on the economic front. Everyone has been very concerned about the depression, the coming higher taxes, the massive budget deficits and the attendant defaults on government obligations that they just had to counter-strike somewhere. Just like the Brusilov offensive designed to relieve the French at Verdun, this strategic foray into gun control might accomplish the short-term goal at the cost of squandering much political capital the Democrats have.

Though, he might be wrong. We have had the new Republican Golden Boy, Cuomo saying that, “…registration/confiscation is on the table…“. They are getting a might brazen with that there rhetoric. I wonder if brother Mario has armed security? His kids & wife must be more equal than mine.

I grow weary of this.

 

 

Yeah, that’s how I feel as well

Kerodin lays it out.

I’ve had a tough time coming up with something to say that doesn’t involve screaming obscenities and yelling “no effing way…”

I have however calmed down enough to perhaps craft a message:

You cannot have my property. I will not peaceably give it to you for any reason.

Whether that is a magazine, rifle, pistol, ammunition, pocket knife, 40mm howitzer, or sharpened stick.

You cannot have my property.

Economics: Ponzi Schemes & You

A few things before we get started:

  1. Lack of regular (and good) posting bothers me too. I’ve taken on a second day gig because it’s an opportunity that cannot be ignored. I guess I will sleep when I’m dead.
  2. Regular day gig is still in transition.
  3. Family outranks all of this.

So, I wanted to talk about this Zerohedge post from yesterday afternoon.

Here’s the summary:

Foreign, central banks are directly investing into US stocks with their reserves.

Now, under the Fed’s mandate, this in itself is not only unethical, but illegal based upon the explicit wording in it’s own charter. Not that it matters as the Fed has gone so far past it’s mandate at this point, that actually adhering to the rules set would be laughable. BTW, never throw out a complicated conspiracy when you can just chalk it up to shocking levels of incompetence.

Denninger covers it here as well.

Extend. Pretend.

There is no evidence that this trend will cease. Based on previous history, it is only a matter of time before this comes to an end. I stand behind the statement that at some point they will run out of places to blow these bubbles.

From the Zerohedge piece:

In other words, while the Fed’s charter forbids it from buying US equities outright, it certainly can promise that it will bail out such bosom friends as the Bank of Israel, the Swiss National Bank, and soon everyone else, if and when their investment in Apple should sour.

Luckily, this means that the exponential phase in risk is approaching as everyone will now scramble to frontrun central bank purchases no longer in bonds, but in stocks outright, leading to epic surges in everything risk related, then collapse and force the Fed to print tens of trillions to bail everyone out all over again, rinse repeat, until this chart becomes asymptotic. We say luckily, because it means that the long overdue systemic reset is finally approaching.

Do you see the trend/ What did the Dow close at yesterday? 12,900?

Harkening back to a discussion I had in 2005 with John Dvorak, I believe we have one hell of a ramp up, but when you start to approach 20,000, it’s time to run for the hills.

BTW, on another note, expect a run on ammo and guns sooner rather than later – meaning prior to the election. I’m starting to see incremental price increases based upon demand alone. My favorite vendors are running low on bulk, but doing ok on the premium stuff. If you are inclined to spend some cash on ammo stocks, I would advise that now is a good time.

I still think we have a long way to go. However, the darkness approaches, and at a steady pace. Keep your wits about you. Watch your six & keep your powder dry.

 

Lessons We Should Never Forget

Despite the darkness that approaches, we are actually in a quiet period with regard to our right to keep and bear arms.

PDB reminds us that the lessons of 1994 through 2004 should never be forgotten and simple things should be a reminder that we should never allow our guard to be down through inaction or complacency.

In 2004 I went on a buying spree and picked many mags of like markings. They are now prized possessions and reminders of my coming of age during those dark days.

Anecdotal Evidence

Wow! Out from the darkness, only to have to go under cover for a while longer.

Spent the weekend building the tribe and gathering like minded individuals who see the gathering storm clouds. Making preparations is becoming normal to some of this group. Cut down trees, hauled debris, grilled, and talked treason.

Also, via the parking lot, picked up four new disposable arms to be cached in strategic locations. I understand the mantra that, “if it’s time to bury them, it’s really time to use them”, though this not through that lens. It is through the lens of preparedness and long term strategy. Stack. It. Deep.

Also, spent time in deep, prayerful meditation with my heavenly father. Preparing your spirit only helps to harden your body and mind.

More later.