Friday, June 28, 2013

ATF: Atheist Jewish Gay Troll Edition

Man I love that video so much.  So much potential in just a few minutes of video.

All you goyim are racists!!!!

Well here we are... its that time again.

A: Yengling Bock... Kentucky Spirit... and Bookers.  Because...  why not?

T: La Gloria Cubana  Serie N   You have to see this thing.  Full flavored doesn't even come close to describing it.  Get one.  Now.

F: MSAR STG-556 with Gen II night vision...  Taurus PT-101... M&P-15...  and maybe a Winchester Defender... just because.  And its not a firearm but there is a coldsteel trench hawk here nearby too.

Almost that time.

Y'all stop by.  Here's the link.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Autistic Militant Atheist Verbally Abuses a civil Christian

Internet Atheist Troll spotted in the wild.  This is the greatest thing ever.

You can still see the freakshow here..

Grammatical Rebellion

"I can't be bothered to read any of this until you learn to use apostrophes correctly, like you should have done in grade school" - Rollory

I do so love it when people taste their own feet.  Let us discuss the apostrophe shall we?  It's about time Rollory got an education on it's use.

Did you catch that?  **GASP**  I just used it's for a contraction... then I used the same it's for a possessive!  Why I am a moron!  I should've learned in grade school that its is possessive!  I mean Nate's been to elementary school so somewhere in Nate's books it must have taught it.  Right?

I mean the word "it" is totally different though.  It's special.

Listen up people... it's time for a history lesson, and a grammar lesson, all rolled into one.   It turns out that your beloved rule about the apostrophe and the word "it" is in fact a load of bovine excrement.  In fact the rule was the exact opposite until the 19th century.  Originally the word "tis" was used where today we use "it is", and "it's" was used only as the possessive.  As "tis" fell out of use in the late 18th century things had to change.  It turns out though... that all through the 19th century "it's" was used for both.  Which, by the way, is far more consistent and logical than the stupid rule forced on us today.  After all... that's how we treat every other word in the language.

Folks... in every other case an apostrophe is used for both contractions... and to denote the possessive.  It is up to the reader to denote the meaning from the context.  Nate's running late... or Nate's running shoes.  It's all up to you the reader.

If you can lay out a case as to what about "it" makes it so special that it needs it's own rule today when it got along for centuries just fine, I should like to hear it.

It's or It's people.  There is no its.

Stand and fight with me!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The Great Debate: Hangman's Body Count

****Disclaimer: Before reading this... I strongly recommend you go back and read some other debate posts.  Its been months since our last post, and even if you did read it, you probably don't remember what I said.  Starting here today... much of this will likely make little sense, and it will certainly lack impact if you are not already familiar with the rest of the theory and case behind it. I am currently working on formatting an e-book of the whole debate.  We will make it available for download as soon as we can.***

So at long last we understand how hyper-inflation works.  It is caused by hyper-velocity.  Meaning folks are spending their money as soon as they get it.  I'm not going to go much into the differences in Weimar and today... because honestly the differences are actually smaller than Vox indicates.  See we have the worlds leading reserve currency.   Companies and governments have enormous amounts of cash on hand ready to dump.  As I showed previously... the Fed has no idea how much cash is actually out there in the international market.  We know that there is roughly 2 trillion in corporate cash reserves in the domestic market... but we're told its actually as much as 5 or 6 trillion in the international market.. and that's on the low end.  Kids... that isn't even counting what the governments around the world are hording.  Remember one of the benefits of being the foremost reserve currency is that oil is priced in dollars...  so to buy oil you first have to buy dollars. That's important  Its a big deal.  So there is a lot of demand for dollars out there.  And a lot of dollars horded up.

 And thus we see that the engine is certainly sufficient to put the train in motion.  In fact there is probably enough cash out there to blow it to hell and gone.  No.. its not like Wiemar.  Its different.  Its very different.  But history doesn't repeat.  It rhymes.

A common, but often ignored, phenomenon is that even during hyper-inflation the central bankers think that there isn't enough money to go around.  Why?  Because I have explained it is velocity driving the problem.  Not an increased supply in money.  Remember that central bankers are all worshipers of John Maynard Keynes.  Damn his eyes.  So they see complex economic situations as simplistic equations that can be manipulated with god-like precision.  They have equations that they really believe accurately can describe something as complex as an economy.  To much X?  Add a little Y.  To much V?  take away some Q.  I know this sounds insane... because well... it is... insane.  Keynesianism is far more idiotic than you probably think it is.

In their Exchange Equation... velocity, the money supply, GDP, and Price are all stuffed in together in some insane ratio.   It is so incredibly wrong... that  as velocity ramps up and starts the Hyper Inflation... through their keynesian glasses it appears that there is a money shortage, because price is going up faster than the supply is increasing.  They respond to this by doing what they always do.  Trying to increase supply.   Which is like putting out a forest fire with gasoline.

As people dump their money prices are driven up.   These prices actually go up at a rate that is significantly greater than the rate that new money is introduced into the system.  For example... according to that same Keynesian Exchange Equation... if we double the amount of money in the system, even at standard normal velocity we would expect to see prices increase by about 3X.  If Velocity is already spiking... you will see prices sky rocketing while the money supply is, in comparison, barely moving.

 I need to point out the hyper-inflation hasn't happened yet.  Hyper-inflation isn't a forest fire.  It doesn't start small and ramp up over time.  Its more like a mega-tsunami.  Think about that.  In a mega-tsunami you see the giant flood of water... and all the damage that is done.  What you don't see is the massive rock slide 4000 miles away that caused it.  One looks at the mountain and says, "That could fall into the ocean and cause a Tsunami!"  or... one never bothers to look at the mountain... because Tsunamis are oceanic phenomenon, and mountains are not oceans.  If one only looks at monetary phenomena... then one will miss the critical cause.

How then can I predict it?  Because I look at mountains.

Remember the fiat nature of money?  We have to gauge the perception of the government from the point of view of those holding the money.  As long as there is faith in that government, people will continue to have faith in the money of that government.   I am looking at the mountain.  I see the cracks.  It hasn't slipped yet.. but it clearly is going to.  Its only a matter of time.  Soon a large chunk will fall into the ocean and cause that mega tsunami.

But what will it look like when it does?

My prediction is simple.  As the United States continues to pile on debt it becomes more and more obvious to everyone that the debt can never be paid, and in fact, it will not even be serviced.  Some time in 2015 the US will reach a debt to income ratio where such a large percentage of its income is being used to service the debt lenders simply will refuse to expose themselves further.  At that point even the pretense of borrowing money will be gone.   The only choice the US will have is outright counterfeiting via the Fed.  This will result in devaluing the currency to such a degree that the major holders of dollars will dump them.  This sets off the chain reaction of hyper-velocity.

Those paying no attention will first realize that prices are higher at wal-mart and they will complain.  Then the next day they will realize that prices are even higher.  This will cause a bit of a panic and people will rush to buy what they need while they can still afford it.  This will drive prices even higher and will start to create shortages.  As the shortage and velocity work together to drive prices even  higher people will totally lose faith in the purchasing power of their dollars and will simply spend them as fast as they can to get anything they can get for them.

The government will not recognize this.  The Fed will see it... but will not understand it.  As explained earlier they will see this as an actual shortage of money.   Being idiot neo-keynsians they will probably even see it as a sign that the economy has finally woken up and call it good news.   It will look to them like they finally have a chance to go from a stimulus driven economy back to a normal credit model.  They will respond by doing exactly the wrong thing... dumping more money into the system.  Injecting it into the system won't be a problem at this point because the dollar will be so devalued and the prices will be so high people will in fact be borrowing money again.  The Economist Steve Keen will be proven right, for even as the deposits disappear through hyper-velocity, new credit money will pour into the system.  This is key.  The flood gates that had been closed to the Fed... will suddenly be thrown open.  People will borrow again.  Vox pointed to Weimar... and so shall I.  Even as they rejected their currency... the people borrowed and borrowed.  And why wouldn't they?

This will continue until the system is totally destroyed an a new system is created to replace it.

But what will it look like while its going on?  What will it mean to you?

You need to prepare for shortages.  You need to prepare to be able to do without.  Hyper-inflation is not a time of plenty.  Look at what's going on in the ammo market right now.  All of the important markets will look like that.  You aren't going to starve to death.  But you likely will be changing your diet.  Its entirely likely that at some point imports will simply stop.  If they don't stop completely the prices of such things will be astronomical.  Look around you.  See anything that's imported?  Yeah.  Its going to be a problem.  Almost everything is imported.  So almost everything is going to be almost impossible to get.  Look if you need a generator or a car or a tractor or tools or anything like that... you need to get it now.  Electronics?  Get them now.

You need to stock up on the things you need the most.  I can't tell you what those things are.  That's up to you.  If you have little ones, buy diapers.  Lots of diapers.  Make sure you have means to make your own baby food.  For the love of all that is holy, start a garden.   Stock up on canned goods and water.   You need skills.  You need to know how to can...  how to preserve food... how to produce food.  You need to learn how to fix things and mend clothes.  You need friends.  You need a small community that can aid and support its members.  And I recommend a healthy dose of prayer.  Lots and lots of prayer.

This is not the end of the world.  Remember that.  There have been worse times before.  There will be worse times in the future.  Rome fell but there stands Italy.  The families alive there today can trace their roots back through the centuries to the days of Nero.  They survived.  So will we.  It will be in a different form.  But we will survive.  We will not forget how to make electricity.  We will not lose our technology.  This is not the zombie apocalypse.

Suck it up.  In the next few years we will find ourselves facing a wall of fire.  We have no choice in the matter.  We will meet it as men.  We will stare it down.  We will walk right through it. But we will not be walking alone.  We never walk alone.

And if I am wrong?   If I am wrong it is death by Ice... and I will concede to Vox in 2016.  If it is to be ice you need to prepare for largely the same things.. and do the same things you would to prepare for hyper-inflation.   In deflationary collapse you will deal with shortages just like you would during hyper-inflation.  You need to be prepared for that either way.  You need skills and a means to produce things that are not going to be easy to get.  In short... just look at the Great Depression... then imagine its a lot worse.

Either way we will emerge.  We will be burned and battered.  And in our old age, we will complain bitterly about all of our wounds and scars, and our children's children will roll their eyes, before they hear the same  tired story... yet again.  The world does not end this way people.  There have been worse times.  Its just hard to see from our limited perspective.

At this time I would like to thank Vox publicly for the time and work he put into this debate.   He did a fantastic job, and was an honorable opponent.   The success of this exercise was never going to be judged by the score card, but instead by the education it could provide, and the questions it may inspire.

Thank you for reading.   And may God have mercy on us.

Now for the love of God...  Do something.

Friday, June 21, 2013

ATF: Knives, and Guns, and Booze, and Boobs!

oh my!

Ok I really don't know how we're gonna work boobs into a radio show...  maybe topless sandwich delivery?  What could be better?

I can't fill out any ATF info yet...  but I'm certain bourbon and perhaps tequila will be involved.  I can give a sit rep... Wal-Mart now consistently has AR-15s... one Colt usually around 1500...and one cheaper brand in the 800 buck range. Still no .223 or 9mm...  ammo is still tough to find but the black guns are starting to catch up with demand.  They also are keeping a Beretta Storm Carbine... which is freaking cool.

That's a start.

Local gun shops have plenty of black rifles as well.  Prices are coming back down.

Roll Tide y'all.

Here's the link for the show.

Also... Sorry about the crappy sound quality last week.  Since I'm back to the Land of the Thicket Clearers... I'll be using the Blue Mic again and the sound will be way better.

From the Land of the Thicket Clearers

This is one of the most gloriously amusing things I've seen in a long time.


The Atlas of True Names.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Ammo Test: Brass vs Steel

hey kids if you listened to the show and heard me mention the ammo test... here's the link to it.  Truth be told if you're a brass guy... this is going to reinforce your opinion... and if you're a steel guy... this will probably reinforce your opinion to.  Still... its freakin' awesome that somebody did this test... and did it this well.


Here is the link.

Friday, June 14, 2013

ATF: From God's Country

Welcome back to Dickson by God County.  We are back up here for a few days so we're broadcasting live on location.  I am in a hurry to set up... we just got off the road...  so bare with me.  I will have a link in just a second...


ok... here is the link for the show.  I have no idea what we're talkin' about.  Guns and booze and smokes and economics...  probably...  puns and off color jokes as well.  And I bet someone gets a sandwich.

Give it hell y'all.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Letting the Cat out of the Bag

"If you look at it historically, there has never been a period when the Fed has started to take back stimulus that has left the markets untouched.  And this time it is a bigger exercise. We have moved markets from 2009 to 2013 on stimulus and now we are trying to take a step into a world which is more driven by natural growth. That transition will not be easy." - Hans Peterson, global head of investment strategy at Swedish bank SEB.

Everything between 2009 and 2013 was "stimulus".

You understand what that means right?  It means when you look at your gains in the stock market... they aren't gains at all.  Its pure inflation.  Every penny.  They outright admit this to you... and you probably still doubt it.  You probably still can't conceive it.  Even as you notice that 6 bucks used to buy you a 24 pack of cokes... and now the box is smaller...  and you only get 20 cokes...  for the same 6 bucks.  Or the Doritos that were 3 dollars last year are 4 now...  on and on and on.

Forget inflation and deflation for a moment.  And just focus on this one thing... and get it through your head.

There is no recovery.  There is no recovery.


It is not getting better.   It is not going to get better next year... or the year after.

You have at most 3 years to prepare.  I am not going to sit here and tell you everything you need to do.  Figure out what you need to do and do it.  If you don't... don't blame me.  You were warned.

Saturday, June 08, 2013

Taurus: Carry On.

Because Awesome.

Friday, June 07, 2013

ATF Show: CCW Edition

The show tonight is all about concealed carry folks.  Which... lets face it... is a manly art.  How to carry... when to carry... why to carry... what to carry... and how when to use what you're carrying.  That's what we're talking about tonight.

Its Guns and Booze radio.

What could go wrong?

Listen in here at 9 central

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Bloggerblaster Sheep


So... it appears babyboomers have taken to offing themselves.

"Last spring, Frank Turkaly tried to kill himself. A retiree in a Pittsburgh suburb living on disability checks, he was estranged from friends and family, mired in credit card debt and taking medication for depression, cholesterol, diabetes and high blood pressure.

It was not the life he had envisioned as a young man in the 1960s and ’70s, when “people were more in tune with each other, people were more prone to help each other,” said Turkaly, 63, who owned a camera shop and later worked at Sears. “There was not this big segregation between the poor and the rich. . . . I thought it was going to continue the same, I didn’t think it was going to change.”

Yeah.  That's a shame.  Really it is.  So...  are we reading between the lines here?  Frank, the navel gazing boomer, tried to kill himself because his disability check wasn't bigger.  A man literally living on the charity he forced on others... tried to kill himself... because he didn't steal enough from his children and grandchildren when he could.

So the boomers are killing themselves at an alarming rate eh?

Alarming to whom?

I cannot help but chuckle when I read the babyboomers lament the way society no longer venerates its elderly... but is instead focused on youth.

Tell me boomers... do the words, "Don't trust anyone over 30." and "I hope I die before I get old." mean anything to you?

Tell me professor... do they sound a little familiar?

You made your beds.

Go die in them.