Saturday, May 15, 2010

Random Thoughts

I've been trying to make sense of what has been going on with the economic collapse. That has been holding my attention and I haven't posted in a while. I am convinced it is coming, but there are mixed signals from the markets. Gold is up, but the stock market can't seem to make up it's mind. The Dow goes down, goes up, goes down, seemingly related to the EuroPorkulus. More money being printed out of thin air by the Fed to, once again, bail out bankers. Once more, no help for the little guy.

I was bored last night waiting for the significant other and my daughter to get home, so I watched Bill O'Reilly. He is becoming a bigger idiot every day. What bothered me most was the segment with Glenn Beck, where O'Reilly stated he was in favor of suspending Miranda rights for U.S. citizens who were deemed terrorists by the government. Glenn Beck was aghast and tried to make Bill see the light, to no avail. Those who trade liberty for security end up with neither.

I have heard a lot of negative comments lately about Glenn Beck. Complaints are that he is trying to co-opt the Tea Party movement and that he is just a showman getting rich. For the record, I like Glenn Beck. If he gets rich while he keeps us informed, so be it. That is the American way. To me, Glenn is the Libertarian who has that unique ability to connect with the average guy. He is on par with Dennis Miller and John Stossel, but more "everyman" than Miller and Stossel combined.

Had a run-in with my daughter's school this week. The idiot principal gave her two days lunch detention because she was present and laughed when two other girls were making fools of themselves. My kid had to serve one of those before I ever found out about it. I told the chief Libtard of the school that they were not to question my kid unless I was present. Period. I then obligated myself to taking my daughter out to lunch every day for the rest of the school year because I am not going to allow such ridiculous punishment.

Both Cheaper Than Dirt and Centerfire Systems have some good deals on Russian ammo. Cheaper Than Dirt has Tula .223 55gr FMJ and 7.62x39 FMJ for $4.19 a box. Centerfire Systems has .223 55gr FMJ and 7.62x39 FMJ for $209.99 a case of 1,000, shipping included. They have half-and-half cases for the same price. Get it while you can. I can recall paying $6.50+ for 20 round boxes of Russian ammo not too long ago. I would check with Centerfire Systems before ordering from them. I ordered a rifle from them which was supposed to be in stock, but has not been shipped five weeks later.

Speaking of things that go bang, I would like to thank Mayberry for recommending Classic Arms. I ordered a rifle from them and was thoroughly pleased with the service. In-stock items are listed on the website, the prices were great, and shipping was prompt. The rifle was exactly as described.

I think one service we preppers can provide to each other is reviews of companies and products. I don't think most of us are wealthy, and one prepper's bad experience can save others some money and grief. Bashing William deserves a lot of thanks for his expose of the survival seed business. Thanks, I was tempted to give in to the convenience of ordering a survival seed package before I read your recent posts on the matter.

Well, that's it for now. I'm still watching the markets. There won't be a lot of notice when the bottom falls out and the panic sets in.

If we manage to get that far, Remember in November!


  1. I am so glad you finally postedd to your blog! And it has been an interesting post. Tell the school officials to eat your shorts!


  2. Michael:

    Thanks. We may be changing schools.
    By the way, sorry to hear that Dan Coats is back.