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It's Very Cold in the Winter - and Very Hot in the Summer...

Time's Up
Posted By: SilverDeth on December 27, 2013
Catagory: Time's Up

Hat-Tip to Bill Quick at Daily Pundit:

For the third time in the last nine months, somebody – or somebodies – have been tapping FedGovCo on the shoulder, and pointing at the 6,000 pound elephant in the room:

Kwame Opam at The Verge noted:

FBI investigating ‘military-style’ attack on California power plant
“While Target confirmed today that debit PIN numbers were compromised in a massive cyber attack that put customer data on the black market, the FBI is currently investigating an apparent real-world attack on a San Jose power plant from earlier this year. According to Foreign Policy, it’s possible that two unidentified gunmen fired “military-style” weapons at transformers at the San Jose PG&E substation in an act some see as sabotage.”

“The gunmen attacked the facility on April 16th, taking down ten transformers and three transformer banks at the time. Though the resulting outages were minor, they did briefly knock out landline, 911, and cell service. Initially, the raid was seen as an act of vandalism, but investigators now worry that the attack shows a level of sophistication that might signal future ones. However, though surveillance footage was released in an effort to track down the gunmen, no one has stepped forward.”
– Kwame Opam

Click HERE to read the entire article.

In our opinion, what you’re seeing here is one of three things:

A: This might be “shot across the bow” – not unlike a rattle-snake, this might have been a dry-bite. Quite a few folks – of all stripes and political affiliations – are getting completely fed up with Mordor’s bullshit. Find a constituency that’s not pissed off right now – we dare you. If you’re compiling a list of folks with motive, you might as well just start at “A” in the phone book.

B: Possibly, these attacks are simply trial runs – testing security, response time, and vulnerability. Folks looking to get up to real mischief need to perfect and practice it some before they get proficient enough to really “blow out the lights” – pun intended. Finally, it’s possible the saboteurs are testing different methods, determining the safest and most efficient way to get the job done.

C: It’s possible the steadily increasing attacks are the result of local actors taking out local grievances. A pair of angry employees or jilted union folk at the plant in question, pissed off Eco-Marxists whose nuisance got suit tossed out of court – or even just some bored teenagers who’d spent a little too much time playing First-Person-Shooters and “borrowed” Daddy’s AR.

Whatever the case, the points that our overlords should be taking away from this:
– The infrastructure in America is wholly undefensible.
– It’s very cold in the winter, and it’s very hot it the summer.
– It’s difficult to maintain a quasi-police state without electricity.
– It’s going to be near-impossible to maintain their tyranny if they can’t even keep the lights on.

However, as folks have pointed out, Sauron’s minions are either too stupid to realize the above facts, or they’re arrogant enough to think they can maintain control in spite of it. Yes… yes… we are being “ruled” by unrealistically overconfident idiots.

What could possibly go wrong?

So then… How’s your pantry looking?

New Torchlight II Characters Added!

Posted By: SilverDeth on December 26, 2013
Catagory: Torchlight

We’ve added three new Torchlight II characters to the Character Packs sections of the site – A Shadow Berserker, a Cannon Engineer, a Glaive Outlander, and an Inferno Embermage. We’ve also updated the Torchlight 2 mules with the latest equipment from the most recent patch.

For more information, click HERE.

Merry Christmas To All...

Posted By: SilverDeth on December 25, 2013
Catagory: News

May you enjoy an excellent Christmas, bask in the company of your family, partake of refreshing libations and savor copious amounts of succulent food.

Except you worthless pissbags working for the NSA. You assholes can slip on the ice and snap your necks for the holidays.

The Market Ticker: Tuesday Catharsis

Posted By: SilverDeth on December 18, 2013
Catagory: Rants

From Karl Denninger at The Market Ticker, and presented without commentary:

Dog-shit Emperor

Picture Courtesy of “The Market Ticker.”

See all the rest of the brilliance at the link HERE.

American Thinker: Government One Mistep Away From Civil War

Posted By: SilverDeth on December 14, 2013
Catagory: Rants

Hat-tip to Bill Quick over at Daily Pundit:

Lawrence Sellin pens quite a piece over at American Thinker, well worth your time, as it properly explains the situation facing the American Serf:

“The federal government has become such a system, an entity unto itself operating outside of Constitutional constraints and unaccountable to the American people.

The United States is now controlled by a Democratic and Republican ruling class that transcends government and sees itself as distinct from the rest of society and as the only element that may act on its behalf.The ruling class considers those who resist it as having no moral or intellectual right, and, only reluctantly, any civil right to do so.

Power rests, not with the citizens, but with a relatively small group of politicians and financiers, who enhance their personal wealth and privilege by looting the country through a self-serving legislative process. They maintain their authority by adjusting the levers of government and using the establishment media to manipulate public perception and opinion.”
– Lawrence Sellin

So Disgustingly true. Just watch the underhanded dealings and cheating that went on during the last Republican Primary, or “The Honorable” Speaker’s twin tirades over that last several days. These piles of used-dicks loath anyone and everyone with the temerity to call them on their statist bullshit – or those impertinently asserting their natural rights.

He continues further down:

“The Obama nightmare could be ended at any time simply by telling the truth.

To do so, however, would expose the rampant corruption of our political and media elite, reveal their complicity in Obama’s violations of Constitution, uncover their willful ignorance of his alleged felonies and confirm their participation in the greatest election fraud and Constitutional crisis in American history.

Both the Democrat and Republican parties know that exposing Obama would reveal their dereliction of duty, their complicity in undermining the Constitution, and their continuous flouting of the rule of law. They know that the truth would topple the corrupt status quo and terminate their exclusive grip on political power, allowing the American people to regain control of their government. The political and media elite will do anything to prevent that.

The status quo is no longer defensible. Unless there is a significant reversal soon, it is only a matter of time that a catastrophe will be upon us, which may well lead to national collapse and fragmentation.

The ruling elites of a now hopelessly corrupt political system are just one major blunder away from revolution.”
– Lawrence Sellin

Read it all HERE, and digest it.

As we – and so many others – have been saying for years now, these bastards are nothing but pigs at the trough. The Republicans don’t give a good-God-damn if they are steering the good ship Mont-Blanc or sitting in the ready-room – so long as they still get to be on the bridge. They like the bennies, the perks, the cocktail parties and the pension plan. Leading is hard work anyways, better to sit back, be a permanent minority party sheltered in little red enclaves, and lavish themselves with goodies on the whip-licked back of the tax-payer.

These career politicians quite obviously do not fear we the people enough. That is a very unfortunate situation. One that will be rectified in the coming years without a radical course correction.

Suffice to say, given the current track record, our confidence in the ship’s navigator hovers somewhere between zero and negative infinity. That’s fine. The Peasantry will take matters into their own hands eventually. Might be a bad day to be ol Captain Le Medec when that happens. No tears here for justly stretched necks. None at all.


Raconteur Report: Don't Do This!

Time's Up
Posted By: SilverDeth on December 13, 2013
Catagory: Time's Up

Hat-tip to the Western Rifle Shooters Association:

Aesop over at the Raconteur Report has a list of things that no person should ever do:

“I note, purely for informational purposes, that you can log on to Google Translate, type in any words, for instance, either a meaningless string of terrorism “alert” words or actual fully-formed sentences laden with those little DHS/NSA sphincter-puckering Easter Eggs. You can also use Translate’s player to read the results back to you out loud, record the Siri-like voice(s) as an mp3 that wouldn’t match your own voiceprint, get a couple of “burner” phones bought and maintained with cash, and send the resulting canned conversations back and forth at will from, say, Phone A live to Phone B voicemail, and vice versa.
If you’re an even sneakier little $#!^, you can use the power of Google translate to convert your English (or whatever) words into Arabic, Pashto, and any number of other high-interest dialects, play those live conversations around, and for nothing invested beyond boredom and keystrokes, invent an entire fictional terror cell, complete with dialog.

Of course, purely for research into your unpublished Clancy-esque novel.

You’d want to take the batteries out of the phones except when you were actually sending yourself a message, and drive somewhere far away from your house or office when you send. *I* can’t help it if you drove over to the cell tower nearest the local federal building, or international airport, and I’m certainly not responsible if you sent such a conversation to, for example, a US Embassy where the odds it’s being tape-recorded in real time are about 100%.

But I will remind you that making discernible terrorist threats is a crime, and that security cameras record facial features and license plates, which a halloween wig and sunglasses, public transportation, and half an hour reading spy-biz tradecraft from a Barnes and Noble book generally thwarts.

And don’t, under any circumstances, send Arabic conversations containing key phrases to voicemail accounts at places like the Southern Poverty Propaganda Center, See B.S. Nudes, Handgun Disarmament International, or the American Criminal Liberties Union, on the weekends, or at 3AM, when no one’s going to be there to answer their phones in person. Because sending the dung beetles to investigate terror cells among those groups would be…baaaaaaaad.

Don’t do it! Never ever ever.”
– Aesop

Read everything HERE – and the comments. Priceless… and remember… no responsible adult would ever want you to do any of these things to our useful, thrifty, law abiding, and merciful Federal Government.

That would be just bad – M’kay?

Read this While Playing the 1812 Overture:

Time's Up
Posted By: SilverDeth on December 9, 2013
Catagory: Time's Up

Please allow Karl Denninger over at The Market Ticker to throw a cold bucket of water on your statist command economy:

“The Fed Z1 dropped yesterday and all you heard on bubblevision was chatter about how people’s equity portfolios had “recovered” and were “soaring.”

“Well, yeah. Why did nobody look at anything else in the Z1?”

“I’ll tell you why — the rest of the report was frightening, and if they had reported on it the market might have blown up in their face instantly.”
– Karl Denninger

Click HERE to read everything. And please… do.

The punchline: (That’s not very funny…)

“Note carefully: We are currently at higher valuations compared against assets less corporate credit liabilities now than we were in either 2000 or 2007.”

“In other words we have a bigger stock bubble now than we had in either of the previous instances.”
– Karl Denninger

This whole disaster on wheels is going to explode like dreadnought Mutsu eventually – in fact, it’s a mathematical certainty at this point. The only thing left to piss and argue over is timeline.

The “enlightened central planners” infesting the gentry know what’s coming, and you see their battle-space preparation every time some Pigs roll by in their shiny new MRAP. Once this titanic joke of a market “corrects” you will be witness to shit that you’d expect in Greece or Argentina.

Now then – how’s your pantry looking constant readers? Remember the rules – nothing fancy, just what you normally eat – only more of it. If you race down to the Army/Navy Store and deck yourself out with a two year supply of stale Iraq surplus MRE’s, please rest assured that… YOU ARE DOING IT WRONG.

Please consider our situation from a prior generation’s perspective:
Was Grandma Edith and ol’Grandpa Joe stocking their home with combat energy bars, Meals Ready to Eat, and Mountain House freeze dried food packets? No, no, and HELL NO. These people went about daily life during a decade long economic collapse and a World War – complete with rationing and continual supply disruptions. They understood the value of a deep pantry, canning, and a big garden from living in a world where the financial system was SHIT – and the grocery stores, (when you were ALLOWED to buy basic necessities), were frequently OUT of them.

Let us not emulate the chowder-heads on “Doomsday Preppers” – simply do as your parents and grandparents did in a civilization where shit had very messily hit the fan. Less web gear, more potatoes, onions, and delicious home cooked food.

Don’t buy anything you don’t normally put on your table – PEROID. DO buy as much as you can reasonably store in your home. Buy it in bulk, buy it on sale, and stack coupons whenever possible. Consider this – food is a fixed expense – one that shall always cost more tomorrow, (for so long as we are ruled by asshole fiat printers anyways). Buying now what you plan to eat next month will save you money.

What do you have to loose? If you listen to us, stock up, and, through some miracle the financial system manages to kick the can a few more years, well… you… saved substantial money on groceries. (We’ll sleep just fine tonight having dispensed this advice).

No downside folks. None at all.
Well? What ya standing around for? Don’t you have some shit to do?

Update I: Denninger Breaks it All Down.

Read the comments HERE.

Read Older Posts in the News Archives

Posted By: SilverDeth on January 1, 2021
Catagory: News

The older posts from 2012 are available in the News Archives Section. Here you can read old updates and articles from years long past - which is rather interesting for seeing the evolution of people's thoughts and opinions over time.

‣ Click HERE to read more.