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Silence the opposition War on the Right

Purging the cops

Police who oppose the Democrat narrative will be eliminated. This cop was fired for supporting the Capitol protests, while cops and other government officials were officially taking a knee for BLM riots. Speak out at your own peril. From the CIA insurgency manual:

Violence is considered a means to achieving the goal of centralized power. There is not even a pretense of due process or respect for free speech. Yes, there are pretexts given for eliminating perceived enemies, excuses that have the perpetrators projecting their own intentions upon their victims, but the accusations are merely for show.

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COVID Uncategorized

Quarantine

My in-laws recently took a COVID test. Both my mother in law and father in law both came back with positive tests. They, so far are doing OK, even if they are pretty ill. What this means, however, is that I am currently quarantined and cannot go to work. My wife and I are both symptom free at this point. Time will tell.

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Power Grab

An obstacle, not a contract

Read this article, and I think that you will see that it outlines the position that our government has taken: The Constitution is no longer considered to be the contract by which we the people have outlined our government, its powers, its responsibilities, and its limitations. Now, the US Constitution has become an obstacle that is to be worked around, nothing more.

The entire discussion of DC statehood revolves not around whether or not DC should be a state, but in how they can twist the working of the Constitution to make it legal.

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Economy

Inflation prep

On my post about hyperinflation from yesterday, my advice was to move finances into assets like precious metals or real estate. An anonymous commenter had this to say:

I think precious metals are a fools errand. First, when the crisis strikes you will be making your target – meaning that you are going to risk your life for a thing. Second, it is not worth much for day-to-day transaction. I am aware of several who accumulate gold bars and coins. You cannot simply shave off parts of the bar for doughnut, and you are almost invariable going to get a lot less for the coins than it is worth.

I decided that this would be a good time to share my thoughts on this. My wife and I do have SOME savings in physical metals. Metals are not bought as a way to carry out day to day transactions. They are a hedge against inflation, and not meant to be used as currency to purchase things in some sort of a ‘Mad Max: SHTF’ scenario. Honestly, ammo and food would be worth far more in such a case.

No, I am talking about storing your wealth in a medium that will preserve your life savings during the high interest/high inflation economic troubles that will surely follow the idiotic policies that are being put in place by our new communist overlords.

I personally think that more than a few ounces of PMs are a bad idea. There is a loss buying in (a one ounce gold coin costs 5% over melt value), there is a loss selling (another 5 to 10%), and the coin is a nonperforming asset- meaning that it doesn’t make money for you, other than being an inflation hedge.

Real estate is different. If you own real estate, it can make money as rental property, as well as the fact that it gains value at a higher than inflation rate.

My wife and I discussed our options yesterday and have decided to close all of our accounts (other than IRAs and 401k accounts) and use the money to buy more real estate.

In an inflationary economy, you are better owing money than having money. A fixed rate loan for real estate is denominated in pre-inflation dollars, but paid with inflated dollars. If the loan is a fixed rate loan, the Fed increasing rates won’t affect your loan.

There are other pitfalls to owning real estate, but there are ways to reduce those risks. That is an entirely different and more complicated conversation.

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Uncategorized

Dangerous places

Of the ten most dangerous neighborhoods in America, nine of them are in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Kansas City. The tenth is Portland.

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Economy

Hyperinflation

AOC and 51 of her cohorts are pushing for the $2,000 checks to be a monthly event. Doing this will cost an astounding $10 trillion a year. This would be on top of the already massive $4 trillion Federal budget.

The amount of US dollars in existence is currently about $19 trillion. This would increase that amount by 50%. Having an additional $10 trillion in the system, most of which would be inserted directly into circulation like some kind of ghetto lottery, would be devastating to the dollar.

With the added stressors of rising petroleum prices and the increased minimum wage that is likely to pass within the next few weeks, we are likely to see a LARGE increase in prices across the entire economy. That will quickly be followed by the Fed moving to increase interest rates in an attempt to cool the economy. All of this adds up to bad, bad news for the US economy.

The policies that have already been put in place are bad enough, but increasing the US money supply by 50% means a straight up financial disaster. Even if the monthly checks don’t happen, there is some bad stuff coming down the road.

My wife and I discussed the situation this morning. The best defense at this point is to put your money in any vehicle that will insulate you from a falling US dollar. Stocks and bonds are a no go. In fact, this leaves only hard assets that have intrinsic value. In our minds that means precious metals or real estate.

I would suggest that anyone who is reading this take steps to secure your finances from the inflation that will happen.

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Arts and Crafts

DIY 80% lower

I am posting this here without further comment.

First create a home made aluminum foundry:

Then make aluminum bullion:

Then you can create a rough aluminum casting of almost anything.

Or you can do a sandcasting

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COVID Government

COVID criteria

In case you missed it, the CDC changed the criteria for COVID diagnosis just an hour after Biden was inaugurated.

This change will result in large reductions in the numbers of positive cases. The body took this action just one hour after Joe Biden was sworn in as president of the United States.

Surprise, the CDC now reports that the number of new cases is down 11%.

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Police State

Spying

People have been saying that you shouldn’t have smart devices because they are spying on you. So is your cell phone. The FBI has been using them for years to spy on people.

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COVID

Unenforceable?

The mayor of Tampa claims that there is a $500 fine for not wearing a mask. The governor has ordered that fines for not wearing masks is unenforceable. Which one is correct?