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Onelegged
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I remember that post well.

I can't believe it was that long ago!

Right on the button.

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The light at the end of this tunnel is a train. It's gathering speed. It's also delivering your special box car. Showers are on the right...
Rbrown
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TG... approximately 15 months ago...how drastically situations change in so little time...what does this speak moving forward
Tickerguy
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Unless we bring people to justice - now - very bad things.

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Radiosity
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Sunny UK
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From the comments of the other article, user Eaandkw:

"I don't necessarily think that one day everything is fine and the next day everything is on fire."

That aged well, huh?
Bigbuzzle
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The great north woods
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I'm planning a trip soon while I am still able to fly without a vaccine.
Lemonaid
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"15 days to slow the spread"

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"There is no means of avoiding the final collapse of a boom brought about by credit expansion. The alternative is only whether the crisis should come sooner as the result of a voluntary abandonment of further credit expansion, or later as a final and total catastrophe of the currency system involved." Ludwig von Mises
Eaandkw
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Now in Texas
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@Radiosity - Yeah I don't really know what to say. This last year has pretty much opened my eyes to the fact that it really is as bad as people say it is. I wasn't completely wrong though. It wasn't a "Black Friday" sort of event. More like a slow moving train.

Since that post I have a new job and work from home. If work told me I had to come back to the office I would instantly lose 25% of my pay to time/transportation cost. Needless to say if that happens I'll just quit. I am already making plans to downgrade and sell several assets and most to a low cost of living area. I only have one kid left in the house and she's homeschooled.

I was hoping that the target date of 2024 for things going south would still hold true but at the rate we are printing money and most of the states still locking down I would not be surprised if things start "breaking" next year.

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Winding it down
Indianarube
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@Eaandkw I suspect things will "break" this summer nationwide. I'm not sure what will set it off. Chauvin gets off with an aquital? Another George Floyd event? UFO/UAP are revealed to be real? Perhaps covid-21 gets released and everyone with a vax and co-morbidities gets hosed, finishing off the medicare/medicaid ponzi? I hope I'm wrong, and things are all peace, love, rainbows, and unicorns, but I suspect by Independence Day things will get ugly.
Tedstriker1809
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@Eaankdw - It's more like the Hemmingway quote on bankruptcy in "The Sun Also Rises". How did we get here? Gradually then suddenly.
Indianarube
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This movie click somes up the ticker post from 2019. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=46GwJbrMgh.... "Get busy living, or get busy dying."
Thecomedian
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We went to Disney for the food and wine festival last year and I enjoyed the hell out of it. Where we're at now is a strange mental headspace to be in. You try to make plans for the future but that voice in the back of your head is saying you might be fighting over cans of SPAM in an urban battlefield next year instead of going on a vacation to a food and wine festival. I'm finding it difficult to long term plan anything now.

The normies seem to be losing their collective ****. I think it's the cognitive dissonance of the situation. The news tells them this plague will end us, but they can see it isn't doing that. The news tells them the economy will be just fine and this will all blow over, and in their guts they know it won't. I think this is boiling under the surface in their minds and they just cannot process it.

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Once you realize what a joke everything is, being the Comedian is the only thing that makes sense.
Angrycheesecake
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Yes, all of it is true. In my 30s, considering what has happened in the past year, Ive come to grips with the harsh reality that I will not see the age of 40. We will all suffer greatly. We were planning on moving in a few years to a more rural area to build our forever home and I just laugh at how foolish I was to believe it will be possible. We wont be alive long enough to see that. Be it Covid vaccination, economic collapse, or some other kind of catastrophe.

All theres left to do now is pray.

I see things going south in the VERY near future.
Drole
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Click and Hot Dog Guy....I'd almost forgotten about them.

Speaking of missing voices, I don't think we've had a Crabb approved post in awhile.
Luke8929
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The Amish, Quakers etc will be fine

On the Daily Mail's US site, Amish community in Pennsylvania now has herd immunity 90% of them having had COVID, no masks, no lockdowns, no vaccine's no economic Armageddon.
Reformedhippy
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Rural, OK
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Oof. Foreshadowing that now reads like a blow to the solar plexus.

I was fortunate to have lived a good deal of my 20s and 30s as I wanted to, like a dharma bum rucksack traveler at times, picking up jobs here and there, living in various states, cities, towns just for the experience. Then I got a really good FIFO job, was able to save money while still traveling every time I was off work. My last big adventure was in 2017, exploring Ireland by bus for a month with a side trip to Glasgow and Edinburgh by ferry and train.

I had already decided my traveling days were mostly behind me when I moved to Oklahoma 3 years ago, bought a house with land and started raising pigs. Hard to get away for even a few days once livestock enters the picture.

Last public event I attended before lockdowns and masks was a Mother Earth News Fair in Belton Texas. Last time I was in a crowd of people who weren't afraid of each other or getting sick, sharing their experiences in living off the land, DIY, sustainable, permaculture. I'm really grateful for that.

I miss what was, but we can't ever relive the past as hard as we try to recreate it. Better to see clearly and face the limitations of a new reality, try to create something good with what is left. And hope no one tries to shoot the messengers, the seers, for revealing what is.
Kareninca
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I remember that post very well. I feel so bad for young people. I grew up in the 1970s and I thought that those were dismal times, but they now seem idyllic. In the past you could be very thrifty and with reasonable luck become secure ("the Millionaire next Door"); now even onions and beans are expensive. In the past you didn't see old people homeless; for me that is the worst thing about this new dispensation. Yesterday when I was selling books for a fundraiser one of the customers was an old guy who was clearly homeless. He bought a bunch of physics books. No, he wasn't crazy and he wasn't drunk or drugged; he was completely lucid.
Tripseven
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Drole wrote..
Click and Hot Dog Guy....I'd almost forgotten about them.

I'll add IOU and M1919 to your list...hehe

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Please God, take it all away...we don't deserve what we have!

"I find medicine is the best of all trades, because whether you do any good or not, you still get your money." -Moliere "A Physician in Spite of Himself" 1664
Supertruckertom
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USA
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Road Report along ATL to SoCal and back.

It is RIPPING.

EVERY truck stop and rest area was packed at night.
During daylight hours the lines to the pumps were backed up, cars and trucks.
Many restaurants are opening based on the amount of reefer trucks running the highways again.

Only NM still has restrictions. Can even eat indoors in CA now.

Mask use is below 50%, everywhere.

Going to admit, pollen was so bad Saturday in MS and AL and GA that I used my P100 for that.
Throat was burning.
Coming off of my CPAP with a HEPA it was a shock.
West of Dallas was clear but for the fumes around the oil refinery and some flares in the Permian.
Didn't wear it anywhere else.
Still need a cheap rag for workplace compliance in the offices.
Even the CA terminal is getting tired of the restrictions but LIABILITY.

Fracking is getting back up to speed.
Watching the worker housing parking areas now to see them fill back up.
Not at half capacity yet. Lots of little trailer parks of narrow 24 foot 1 bedroom trailers.

Traffic is Hell.
The Winter must have messed up a lot of windmills.
Saw multiple 3 blade convoys moving Eastward from EL Paso into TX.

Maybe Freightshaker can comment.
Those things are huge and in a right hand curve the blade overhang past the rear axles will swing over into the left lane.

Six Flags of GA parking lot was full at 1 PM Saturday.

Spring break traffic on I-75 South of ATL is bumper to bumper on the weekends in the normal congestion areas through Henry County.

Race weekend last weekend was 25% capacity of campers compared to usual.

It had been dropping over the years before Covid.




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Tickerguy
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AL south of Montgomery on I65 at Loves last Sunday was a ****ing ZOO.

Headed north midweek.... Light traffic. No congestion going through Chattanooga at 5:00PM which almost NEVER happens.

Weekends here: Slammed.
Weekdays? Empty

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Greenacr
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Northern Ohio
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Totally agree with TG that the young need to go out an live their dreams now before things head south. But it is not just the young. I just had my wife retire early as my income is more than sufficient and I want to be able to take advantage of my five weeks paid vacation as while I hope to retire in a few years the way things going you never know. There is also a component to this around being able to do the things I want to do while both my wife and I are still physically able to do/enjoy those things.

Planning to take a two plus week driving vacation out to Glacier National Park and Mount Rushmore at the end of June. They may begin to lock things down again but hoping that these Western States are on the tail of any retarded actions
Ckaminski
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Trying to decide whether to buy an RV. Its gently used from a family friend who's kinda anal about keeping things in repair. Not sure I wanna sink money into it though...
Tickerguy
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They are sort of like boats.

Cost of maintenance goes up at the SQUARE of the length.

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Abelardlindsey
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Quote:


You all know the old saying. The best two days in a boat owner's life is the day you buy and the day you sell it. I suspect this applies to RV's as well.

As far as the next drama goes, I think it will be black riots in major cities this summer. The blacks are clearly on the warpath and the acquittal of that cop in Minneapolis will be just the ticket to kick the whole thing off. In fact, I will be pleasantly surprised if this DOESN'T happen this summer.
Thystra
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Around the World
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I've had an RV (fifth wheel) for five years or so now. Have not regretting it. Lived in it for a year due do work, and have used it every time we have moved. But then we move a bit more often than your average family.

Maintenance has not been to bad, at least until a rat got into it while I was on deployment. That damage was expensive to fix.

Still, looking forward to putting it to good use and showing the kids the rest of the country, while I can.
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