Some Updates

Some updates.

I’m traveling for my new day gig. Lots. Mrs. Matson is pissed and the brood misses having dad around every night. Opportunities sometimes cause situations like this to pop up. This too shall pass.

This also means I have the indelible displeasure of having to deal with the TSA on a twice weekly basis. Awesome. To top it off, most of said travel is to Detroit. Lovely – which is actually not that bad where I happen to be while there, though I have gear cached and a detailed E&E plan to head 180 if I need to.

On top of this I am involved in a few web/software type startups. I generally roll the dice on stuff like this to see what can come out of a little effort. Sometimes the payoff is high. Most times not.

Finally, I started a drone manufacturing company last week while out on the road. It will be based in GA unless something radical changes on that front. I will share details as that one progresses because I believe it has the most significance to what I talk about here. Like Kerodin’s citadel and arms company, this org will strive to build for the citizenry in support of liberty and freedom. Details soon with pics of the prototypes.

 

only the best cheater wins

On open mics and foreign pandering

This guy is merely a cog. He wields no actual power, and makes no decisions except what he wants as a midnight snack.

If you believe any different, you are essentially a fool.

While these actions will impact the upcoming unpleasantness, your day to day marches on as usual. Keep your head up, your wits about you, and your powder dry. Do not let this paltry distraction allow your focus to shift from building your tribe and asserting your individual Liberty.

The Not So New Newspeak

Orwell reference for those of you who didn’t read the book.

Article which motivated this post.

The timeless paradox of Schrodinger’s Cat, though after reading this, I’m beginning to question Quantum Theory as a whole. Lest we digress…

The bit I’m referring to:

Just spent a record high amount at the gas pump for this time of year? The BLS says you didn’t, and after all when it comes to reality, the BLS has a right of first refusal. The just printed headline CPI came at 0.4%, just in line with expectations of 0.4%, while core CPI of 0.2%, missed expectations of 0.3%. That’s right: not only is inflation meaningless, it is less than expected, leading to surge higher in stocks, bonds and the EURUSD. As for those items which are once again soaring in prices such as food and gas? Luckily, those can be hedonically adjusted by everyone to virtually zero. (wait? You still pay your mortgage or rent? Sucker!) Remember: the iPad is deflationary.

While some of this is like the political numbers game that the news outlets constantly play, there is, as always a shred of truth at the core. That truth is simple: Your currency is decreasing in value, sometimes exponentially, and therefor, commodities you use to, you know, live, are increasing in price.

It is true that economics can get complicated, this however, is not one of those times.

Dear readers, this impacts your way of life. This will impact the battle space going forward, and how your tribe fails or succeeds.

A government that will blatantly lie through one of its functionaries today when things are still pretty good, will magnify that to an order of magnitude when things get worse. Newspeak is the order of the day, and will be the vision of the future.

To clarify something I feel is critical regarding why I post so much econ related content:

  1. There is a wealth of fodder about it.
  2. It will impact you & yours going forward.
  3. It is the biggest picture view I can find.

I believe we are about to go through at least two decades of misery – globally. Life in America is going to radically change. The decadence we have known since we destroyed global industrial production during WWII will end. Life will be harsh, and an entire generation is likely to be decimated.

It is up to us to mitigate that damage by understanding the trajectory we are on and adapting solutions to counter that damage.

The ‘first right of refusal on reality’. Think about that dear readers. Times are still good. I would venture to guess that if you are reading this post in a western nation, you went to sleep in a bed last night with your hunger and thirst satiated. Again, think about what that propaganda would look like when unemployment is at 30% and inflation is spiraling out of control.

 

Kinda Hard to Read

Which means, you probably should spend some time with it.

Zerogovs, Bill Buppert: The War is Coming Home

In the end, militias will be the only answer to defend ourselves from our own government.  I am not referring to the bloated and ill-kitted media darlings who populate the fever-dreams of the Southern Poverty Law Center and their Fusion Center clients in the Fatherland Security apparatus. I am referring to the growing band of malcontents in America who see the writing on the wall and are preparing for the collapse and coming endarkenment with Gold, Guns and Groceries (G3).  Not the conspiricists or the local redneck hunting club; these would be the former military veterans or shooting hobbyists or men who simply know their measure and consider metrosexuality to be a weakness.  These are men of the gun.  The disparaged men of Washington’s time who knew a stand-up fight in line sixty meters from their Redcoat opponents would not allow them to fight another day.

It’s amusing that as I age, I find the patriotic musings of my youth fall by the wayside and are replaced with a yearning and thirst for Liberty.

Its Demise Was Greatly Exaggerated

So, what unspeakable evil would take it’s place, should this unspeakable evil go away?

The TSA? The FBI? Some weird, new DOJ entity that is even more violent, compromised, and corrupted to the core?

All, pretty simple stuff here. Watch the other hand. Not in tin foil hat territory here either. A shift in power, not an increase in your Liberty. Not in the slightest.