More FUBAR – Funding Government By The Minute


H/t to a reader.

After watching, ask yourself two questions:

– What realistic chance is there that any of these cuts will be made?

– On whom can I depend within a half-gastank’s operational radius come the inevitable Collapse?

Answer both questions honestly.

Then get busy tribing up.

Alea iacta est.

34 responses to “More FUBAR – Funding Government By The Minute

  1. Mark Matis

    My answer to your second question is rather easy. I have found a whole lot of “Law Enforcement” within a half-gastank’s operational radius, and they and theirs will be burning in hell. They will indeed kill me, but I’ll make as many of them as I can pay for what they have done. The only good pig…

  2. Just watching Varney for my morning dose. A Liberal lass made this statement (paraphrased): The American people have a right to invest their tax dollars as they wish, and if that means a bigger tax break for IT/Green Energy than for oil/fossil fuel, that is the choice the American people have made…”

    This is why we are doomed until the money is gone, one way or another.

    I don’t care if you want fossil or Green. Her premise is the reality under which the country now operates: The people in Government have the “Right” to take from the people in direct taxes, to “Invest” in the name of the People.

    That premise is accepted by probably 320 million folks who live here, and aside from the few thousands who visit this community, it is accepted by both sides of the aisle.

    Since that business model simply can not work, it must either stop, or it will lock up and implode.

    The Bad People will not stop. Too many are getting something-for-nothing. Too many are making fortunes. Too many are too stupid to understand the 3rd grade arithmetic involved. Too many believe that it is a good system. And far too many just look forward to the next Apple product.

    Thus, it must Implode.

    Which brings us right back to CA’s last line: Tribe up, folks.

    Kerodin
    III

  3. ghostsniper

    If you can find a tribe, or even just one person, that you can trust your life with consider yourself very fortunate.

    I’ve been searching and while there are a couple possibles I have nothing tangible to rely on.

    The system has done a very comprehensive job of trashing the brains of just about everybody it seems.

    Yes, I believe under the right circumstances my wife of 28 years would sell my ass out.

    • Damn man if you cant trust your wife … well hell.
      Frankly mine is the only one I can completely trust this side of some brutal torture or Sophie’s choice between me and one of the grandkids in which case she would make the one I would have her make. Our lives have not been easy and I can be difficult so she has proven herself.
      I dont know man thats pretty rough. Good luck to you.
      Other people on the other hand you can just never know for certain.

      • ghostsniper

        Just trying to be completely honest. Keep in mind I have known this person for more than half my life and know her better than anyone else, maybe even better than she knows herself. While she has stuck with me through thick and thin, never underestimate the influence *they* can have over your own wife. Remember, “They use the things you love against you.”

        Long ago when I was a teen, a friend and I got busted for *trying* to buy some weed. We were separated and questioned. I was told my friend ratted me out. I was also told if I ratted him out I would not be charged. I did not rat. He did. We both got released because we hadn’t actually done anything wrong, but I learned early on the technique of divide and conquer by turning one against the other, and have never forgotten it.

        Of course I beat his ass, wouldn’t you?

        • Yeah no doubt.
          Been in very similar position, funny that the so called forces of law and order use the worse of human nature to make up for their stupidity.
          My uncles were cops, well three of them, one of them told me once the only kind of person more stupid than most cops were thieves. I have seen it proven true so many times…

    • Yes, I believe under the right circumstances my wife of 28 years would sell my ass out.

      Every time someone votes differently than you, they are selling you out. That’s what democracy MEANS, it is a system for selling other people out.

      this side of some brutal torture or Sophie’s choice between me and one of the grandkids

      If someone is torturing you, why would you trust them to adhere to any deals they proposed? A torturer or a national socialist is not instituting a new “social contract”, and if you believe so you are a liberal. Sophie chooses, and then the Nazi home invader takes the other one, or kills them both, or does whatever gives them a bigger thrill at that moment.

  4. ghostsniper

    Slight correction:

    The people in Government have the “Right” to take from “OTHER” people in direct taxes, but keep your hands off my stuff.
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  5. JM JOHNSON

    Yes, I believe it will lock itself up. The big question is WHEN? The statement by the brainless bitch on Varney says it all. As long as the vast, almost uncountable, FSA gives credence to the money managers who are keeping all the balls in the air, the further down the road the lock-up will occur. The upside of this is it gives us more time to prepare. The downside is when it happens, there will be Hell to pay.

  6. Anonymous-Coward

    GhostSniper: I know the feeling – my lovely wife’s response to my prepping is to tell me she’d rather go to a camp. “Why would I want to try to scrape by on my own and slowly starve or be raped and murdered by a mob of animals when there’s plenty of food, clothing and shelter down the road?”

    Because I’d rather die on my feet than live on my knees!

    On the bright side, she’s an attractive woman with certain… talents… I’m sure she’ll be VERY popular among her new masters!

    • “Why would I want to try to scrape by on my own and slowly starve or be raped and murdered by a mob of animals when there’s plenty of food, clothing and shelter down the road?”

      Liberals believes government is a fountain of plenty, a money tree, a source of wealth without work, an escape from economics and physics, 100% pure magic. All those people locked up in prison camps are idle and not working to feed themselves. The only way they eat is if someone outside the camp is taxed to feed them. All through history, people in prison camps starve when too much of the tax base gets locked up. At times Russia, China, East Germany, North Korea, etc. have turned the whole country into a prison camp by ringing the border with an iron curtain. That’s what I expect to see tried here. Being in the harem of a Nazi is a viable survival plan, but living in a camp is not.

  7. Damn ghost if you cant trust your wife … well hell.
    Frankly mine is the only one I can completely trust this side of some brutal torture or Sophie’s choice between me and one of the grandkids in which case she would make the one I would have her make. Our lives have not been easy and I can be difficult so she has proven herself.
    I dont know man thats pretty rough. Good luck to you.
    Other people on the other hand you can just never know for certain.

    When? In God’s own good time.

  8. When they start throwing the “Conspiracy” word around, even at your wife, and she has to consider kids, or nieces & nephews, or whatever…

    Until you’ve been there, you simply can not comprehend the pressure.

    Why do you think DoJ has a 98%+ conviction rate? Can you name any other Federal Agency with such a high efficiency or proficiency rating? Nope. Because other Agencies do not have the power of the plea…

    Kerodin
    III

    • Already considered noted and course of action determined.

      • Rhodes: That puts you way ahead of most. So many people stop thinking at “If I am in this situation I’ll do X”. But they fail to have a plan for the after-action realities if LEO gets involved, or witnesses, or video…

        I hope everyone thinks it all the way through, all of the variables.

        K

        • It is possible to stare into the face of evil and spit in its eye but you damned well gotta know evil is going to take it out of your hide and resolve yourself to it.
          Live every day as if its your last, hell what else can you do no one gets out alive. Hell given my stupidity from time to time I should have been dead years ago.

        • Mark Matis

          Personally, why not START with LEO involved? For if even a small percentage of them had bothered to honor their oath of office, we would not be ANYWHERE NEAR where we are now.

  9. Being charged by the Fed’s is literally “You Bet Your Life” if you plan to go to trial. The plea is 14 months of cage and 60 months total supervision, vs. being found guilty and given the maximum 20 (or 10 if you didn’t hurt anyone or anything). Of course 90%+ are going to take the plea, regardless of their “actual guilt”. The Fed’s have unlimited time and money against your no-time/no-money/perhaps-a-defender. The plea-ing defendant is being offered a small sliver of hope in their lifetime too see their children again instead of none.

    Accepting a plea is quicker/easier for the Fed’s, too. Gotta keep those personnel reports full of success bullet points! Long trials that cross reporting periods add uncertainty to a fast-climber in the Federal personnel system and are to be avoided.

    Oh yeah, you will be a Prohibited Person when you get out. Having your rights restored is not easy or short. They only let people out as an example of what happens to people who don’t play along. This will not always be the case.

    Cheers.

    • Mark Matis

      So why let them take you in the first place?

      • Mark: I think more and more people are starting to consider that option very carefully, knowing a “Fair Trial” is never going to happen.

        Kerodin
        III

        • Mark Matis

          One more note. If it does come to that, make sure they’re not going to be able to have an open-casket funeral. Worth the waste of one bullet per…

  10. Nonsense. All Nonsense. Messrs. Reynolds and Bowermaster are here to tell us that “Abundance is our future, and we all know it!”

    http://pjmedia.com/instapundit/139699/
    http://www.betterallthetime.com/2012/03/abundance-is-our-future-and-we-all-know.html

    Happy happy joy joy! Happy happy joy joy! Happy happy joy joy! Happy happy joy joy!

  11. Oh, also. Mr. Bowermaster’s publicly stated opinion on his site about drugs that change people’s opinions from “wrong” opinions to “good” opinions is:

    “cautiously optimistic”

  12. Also, on-topic, last time I was in Undisclosed Location #1, the person who lives there suddenly said, apropos of absolutely nothing: “You know, if there were, you know, problems, you could probably just WALK here. Four days or so.” I answered that I had been figuring a week, to which the answer was “You can make 30 miles a day … well, unless you’re traveling just at night … depends what’s going on, I guess.”

    We had never discussed any such contingency planning before. It was interesting to me that we didn’t have to explain anything to each other.

  13. Everywhere from Alaska to Argentina is within walking distance, if you have the time.

  14. Grenadier1

    I will try and keep the happy happy joy joy blog post in mind when I am standing ankle deep in a muddy ditch exchanging fire with DHS extermination squads. It will make me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

  15. Grenadier1, when being trained/tortured by the SF/Rangers, I quickly picked up the trick of laughing at the bastards, often. It also often brought retribution/more torture, but it breaks the psychological tension barrier, and they know they can’t break you down, and more importantly, you know you won’t be broken. Agreed, after long periods of malnutrition, and sleep deprivation, you will break. The idea then is to get loose, so they can’t work on you for extended periods. But a long time ago, I was in an extended shoot-out with the NVA, and after about a day of this crap, I started hurling insults at those pricks, even giving my position away. They couldn’t get to me, but they started back with the insults. It got some of my guys to laughing, and that helped us through the next two days and nights. And I’ve been waist deep in mud, exchanging fire with some pretty radical boys, and I always think back to the filthy things I said then, and smiled. So, when you bring the smoke wagon, bring the happy too. If you do snap off the end of the string, at least you’ll be in a good mood.

  16. Too often I think the idea of building a tribe gets overlooked when people are stocking up on the 3 B’s and tightening the door on their fallout shelter. I have family close by, but in the event of an emergency there are really only two of them I would even consider taking to my fallback positon.

    • Grenadier1

      So build a forward position for the rest to hold. Someone has to be the speed bump.

  17. Cassandra (of Troy)

    ghostsniper, Rhodes, Anonymous-Coward:

    If the mentality of your marital partner is indeed as you surmise, then you should decide now how you’ll remedy that flaw in your T.O. & E. & formulate said decision unemotionally. And to preclude accusations of being unaffected by such a suggestion, be advised that I’ve already assessed my domestic situation & decided that since my people are of the ‘modern’ sociotype (mentally/morally weak) & as such would give me up w/o too much difficulty, they’ve been relegated to the category of threats to my person & therefore expendable. Cold, no, realistic, & a sad thing to have to say, but the facts are the facts, & the ‘cold equations’ dictate the course of action one must take if one intends to keep their prospects for future successful longevity on the + side. I wish that they hadn’t made that decision necessary, but they did, & there’s nothing I can do about it. Mene, mene, tekel upharsin. That same sentiment also goes for those in my area. C’est la vie, c’est la guerre.

    Cassandra (of Troy)

    • ghostsniper

      Here’s my thought process on this. I took my wife on in 1984, for life. (my first and only marriage) While her and I are on the same page 95% of the time she simply does not have the knowledge I have about the world around us. (yes, I’m constantly trying to school her) But if the shit went down and she saw the bright light she’d instantly jump to my side, I’m pretty sure of that. But I’m also prepared to abandon ship if she goes the other way.

      One of my MOS’s in the army was medic and I worked as an ambulance driver for a spell. I learned quickly that upon coming to a scene of tragedy the first thing is to neutralize the emotions of the people in the immediate vicinity because they will cause more problems than you can imagine. (There’s a reason they seldom allow spectators in the emergency room – loved ones won’t like seeing what’s going on and may interfere)

      The worst thing a person can do is place their trust in someone only to find out that trust was unwarranted. I’ll suggest everyone to closely examine the relationships you have and even test them if you can to find out exactly where you stand. Yes, this is difficult even to get your head around but you can do it now and try to make it work or wait til it’s too late and be forced to make snap decisions and deal with the consequences.

      It was a frank and candid conversation with Billy Beck a years ago that caused me to really take a cold, hard look at all this and get my ducks in order. Principles will have their way.

      No, I don’t like any of this and wish things were different. But they ain’t so I must see the truth in the raw and adjust myself accordingly, and so should you.

  18. Cassandra (of Troy)

    General request:

    Could you please stop referring to statists/their sycophants/enablers as liberals? By definition they’re obviously not, as proven by their boundless selfishness, narcissism, & psychopathic need to force their whims on others regardless of the cost.

    Cassandra (of Troy)