Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Differences of Desperation

In John Steinbeck's Grapes of Wrath, California was besieged by tenant farmers like Tom Joad, desperate for work.
In the modern version being played out today on the streets of Los Angeles and almost every other major city in the state, tens of thousands of the homeless are desperate for shelter, services and of course, drugs. Lots and lots of drugs.
My father's childhood was actually a lot like the Grapes of Wrath, except it was going to Michigan to pick cherries then ending up the boot-heel sharecropping cotton. Yes people fell into addiction and dispair, yet there was a yearning for work and betterment instead of what seems to be an endless nihilistic spiral.

Seeing Red

 More not safe to be cornered in the bedroom by below the break.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Weekend Web Wander

An excellent essay on the difficulties of actually relating to another culture and the hubris of people who think "we all really just want the same things in the end." Personally I think it speaks to the genius of federalism. You deal with every problem you can with people as close to your culture as possible. The centralization of regulation and legislation in the 20th century is an under-heralded evil.

Part (really large number) about how intersectionallity has murdered equality, and the heresy it is for someone to admit it.

Crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentations of their endowment. Perhaps if there are real world consequences for these institutions they will be less encouraging of toddler temper tantrums in people who a legally adults.

If you read "German"(not that many actual German troops were actually at Normandy because of allied misdirection efforts, lots of ethnic Slavs who were alas turned over to the Soviets after the war to their likely deaths) accounts of Normandy, the "Jabbos" were a very important part of why it worked.

Update: Suggestion add to this from some great commenters. Lastly just in case you've been recently given a stupid paper straw somewhere:



Saturday, June 15, 2019

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Coming Soon to a Hot Zone Near You?

DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass Station apprehended a group of 15 undocumented immigrants from Congo early Tuesday morning.
So how are your preparations for a possible disease pandemic or even pandemic scare (that disrupts parts of society) coming?

Probably a worthwhile time to take stock and do some research. We have things going for us to reduce transmission rates that Africa doesn't, but the panic factor disrupting society is a risk our society is likely even more vulnerable to. Just a few basic thoughts that aren't even much of a paranoia stretch (there are better dedicated blogs for such advice):

  • Check and be ready to refill chronic condition prescriptions (preferably with a 90 day supply).
  •  If you've got a gas grill either get a fresh tank or even a spare one.
  • Squirrel a bit back financially in case you're out of work for one reason or another. (Tips for this here)

Seeing Red (Megapost)

 Much more not safe to blow dry below the break, pathetic anonymous incel self-promoters are encouraged to just find the courage to press down on the razor blade next time.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Tuesday Tap, Rack, and Bang

 
More not safe to field-strip below the break, self-promoting incel troll's comments will be deleted as soon as I log back in.

Monday, June 10, 2019

Monday Made Me Laugh






A reminder: Anonymous incel trolls are welcome to shove their self promoting bs up their asses like the thermometer that they so used to enjoy when their mummies used it.

Sunday, June 9, 2019

In Vino: Taking up Nitzakhon's Challenge

 More not safe for the liver below the break, but mouth-breathing self-promoting incel anonymous troll's comments will be deleted.

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Weekend Web Wander

Going to start a new attempt at a regular feature, basically things that caught my interest over the week(hardly original I know):

To start a battery technology that might address some of the issues I have with current ones. (total life cycle and stablity). Best part they aren't made of unobtaium or other expensive materials.

Next an interesting Youtube channel about traveling the canals of England, seems a far nicer nomadic lifestyle than many. More obtainable seeming too.

Hitting the crybullies in the wallet, more of this please.

Wishful thinking fails to replace realpolitik.

So how are your pandemic preps coming along?

Friday, June 7, 2019

BeCos(play) It's Friday

 More not safe for sanity below the break, and as always bonus nerd points if you recognize characters.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Saturday, June 1, 2019

BeCos(play) It's almost still Friday

Sorry all I've been a bad blogger this week, more not safe to morph below the break; and as always bonus nerd points for recognizing characters.

Friday, May 31, 2019

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Friday, May 24, 2019

BeCos(play) It's Friday

 More not safe for premium cable adaptation below the break, and as always bonus nerd points for recognizing characters.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019