Friday miscellany



Marc Faber ‘Massive Wealth Destruction’ Coming, Well-to-Do ‘May Lose 50%’ : Faber stated, “I think somewhere down the line we will have a massive wealth destruction. That usually happens either through very high inflation or through social unrest or through war or credit-market collapse.”

10 Things That We Can Learn About Shortages And Preparation From The Economic Collapse In Greece : When the economy of a nation collapses, almost everything changes. Unfortunately, most people have never been through anything like that, so it can be difficult to know how to prepare. For those that are busy preparing for the coming global financial collapse, there is a lot to be learned from the economic depression that is happening right now in Greece.

One drawback of Idaho retreat locales: they chop down your treehouse!

Well who would have thought… most Americans don’t trust the gooberment… :pain:

Zombie Instances, May 2012 : A google map, tracking the recent outbreak of zombie attacks.1x1.trans Friday miscellany

Marijuana Patient Denied Transplant Has 90 Days To Live : “Cancer patient Norman Smith went to Cedars-Sinai hospital, June 2, 2012, after almost fainting. Because of his weakness and the severity of his cancer, Smith’s doctor told him that he has 90 days to live. Smith has been in need of a liver transplant for over a year now, but was denied one by Cedars-Sinai’s transplant program after smoking medical marijuana.”

Hope and change : Younger voter unemployment at 12.1%, threatens Obama. : Among the very young, 16-19 year olds, unemployment is 20.6 percent. And among African-Americans in that age group the rate is 40.6 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, a major hurdle to the reelection campaign’s bid to energize young blacks turning 18 by Election Day. But it has to be someone elses fault!

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  1. Kelekona says:

    About the chicken guy and treehouse guy… http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eminent_domain I didn’t get very deep into the article, but why are they harassing these people when there is a procedure that makes it a non-issue?

  2. JP in MT says:

    On “10 Things we can learn…” I think #10 is what will really surprise people….the government won’t help you. Yes, the will be busy putting their interests ahead of yours.

    • 1982MSgt says:

      JP were you ever in the U.S. Air Force stationed at RAF Wethersfield in POL?

      I knew a JP back then from MT.

      • JP in MT says:

        1982MSgt:

        Nope. US ARMY. Didn’t get here until 1995 when I retired and the wife got assigned here to do security interviews at the MEPS. I was really thinking we were going to end up in AZ of GA. Glad I ended up here. I think I would have had a mental breakdown if I’d have had to put up with another large population area.

      • JP in MT says:

        1982MSgt:

        Nope. US ARMY. Didn’t get here until 1995 when I retired and the wife got assigned here to do security interviews at the MEPS. I was really thinking we were going to end up in AZ or GA. Glad I ended up here. I think I would have had a mental breakdown if I’d have had to put up with another large population area.

  3. tommy2rs says:

    On the Kershaw sale: For what it’s worth I can wholeheartedly recommend the Burst serrated. It’s my current EDC knife of choice, having replaced my old Benchmade, the Smith and Wesson M&P and two other Kershaws (Asset and Compound). Easy to flick open and wicked sharp out of the package. It rides unobtrusively and securely clipped in the pocket of my jeans ready for instant use.

    The events in Greece should definitely be a lesson about what’s coming. Probably sooner rather than later.

    • village idiot says:

      tommy, the events in Greece have taken place over a period of several years, and some people have had the time to get money out of the bank(the recent banks runs, for example) and to take action to prepare if they so desire. The events here in the US will likely play out much quicker, and most will have little if any time to get prepared. Greece is our canary in the coal mine. The canary has died, folks, it’s past time to get your house in order. And I’m talking to myself here as well. Self, redouble efforts!

    • recoveringidiot says:

      I found one of these
      http://www.bladehq.com/item–Kershaw-Oso-Sweet-Spring–3654
      on sale for 16.00. It has turned out to be a fine knife for the money. It is made in China, like most things nowadays:^(

  4. Bam Bam says:

    M.D.,

    Thanks for posting the link to the article on Greece. This is a real eye opener. If the electric grid goes down, so do the lift stations and the back flow of sewage may make some residences uninhabitable. That combined with no water coming out of the faucets spells serious disease. Back when I wrote for the local paper, I did a story on the electric grid and water. The engineer I interviewed said that all water systems have imperfections, broken pipes, cracks in the system and that it’s the pressure inside the pipes that keeps the clean water flowing out of the cracks. If the pressure drops, contaminants can seep into the system. This means that even a slight drop in pressure makes the water unsafe to drink. If folks in Greece don’t boil their water, they could be in for ramped disease.

    • Bam Bam,

      Three years ago my sewer line backed up, into the shower pans and the bathtub. T’ was a mess. Had to call in a plumber as I could not resolve the problem.

      The plumber could not find the clean out plug and thru some ingenuity traced it dow and located it about a foot under the soil. It is now reconfigured to ground level. The plumber told me to open up the clean out plug if the line ever backs up again. The clean out plug is still about a foot lower than the slab, It is better to get sewage on the lawn/shrubs that in ones house. This item was added to our hurricane checklist if the city issues an announcement that the lift stations are down.

      • Kelekona says:

        Eagle, I was reading “Plumbing Emergency” by Larry Hartman and he described a system where the sewer line cleanout would pop open automatically if it started going backwards. I made a mental note to find the cleanout in the new house and be ready to open it manually if there is a problem.

        • Kelokona,

          The plug on my clean out is square and threaded. Even though it is only hand tightened I would us a cresent wrench or channel locks to take it off. I have never heard of one that would pop open. Learn something new everyday.

          I also keep a meter wrench to cut off the water to my house and all concerned know where the shut off right before the water pipe enters the house.

          • Kelekona says:

            Eagle, It’s called a sewer popper. Basically, you take off the plug to a clean out and screw that on.

      • Bam Bam says:

        Do all homes have a clean out plug? Good night. This is something I should know about.

        • Bam Bam says:

          I asked my dh about the clean out plug and he showed it to me. LOL I can’t believe I have lived in this house 8 years and never knew what a clean out plug is. I think I need him to show me how to turn off the gas as well. I should really know this stuff. (I do know how to shut off the electric and the water.)

  5. Looks like another downside to economic disaster is invasion by city people:

    http://ca.news.yahoo.com/insight-greece-painful-return-country-roots-050300127–business.html

    • Thats going to happen all over . Folks will be wandering all over the place in search of goods or safety , a person may live in a ” remote ” location now , but dont count on it being remote for long ………..odds are , you will have visitors . just sayin .

  6. MENTALMATT says:

    The whole thing about Greece is right on point, social unrest here in the “D”, will make that look like a block party. Im working even harder on preps as I can afford. tommy2yrs thanks for the heads up on the knife I think I’m gonna buy one.

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