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by RoneKiln
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)
Replies: 979
Views: 69264

Re: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)

Just FYI, I expect parts of the US will shift to a South African model of de-funded public police and a robust private security sector which guards the rich and culls the cream of the Public Police crop with better pay, better benefits, and better working conditions. Just my personal opinion, but I...
by RoneKiln
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)
Replies: 979
Views: 69264

Re: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)

Okay, I'm not getting how having to pass through a gate "as part of traffic management and security measures" would imply that this was anything but restricted access and that entry by such a group was trespassing. The legalities of the actual status of the road can (and is) be argued in court late...
by RoneKiln
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Atlanta Walkout
Replies: 32
Views: 874

Re: Atlanta Walkout

Of note, it seems that Minnesota has a castle doctrine for the home, but not businesses or other such; outside of the home they have a duty to retreat. If they're reducing the police force, I wonder if that will end up changing. Given the guy that wishes he'd given his car keys to a mugger, I'm not...
by RoneKiln
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)
Replies: 979
Views: 69264

Re: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)

The information I have, is that the roads were private and not maintained by the city, county or state. It seems doubtful that the city or county would allow this enclave to put up wrought-iron gates, blocking off a public road...but I suppose it's possible. I have seen conflicting information on t...
by RoneKiln
Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:15 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)
Replies: 979
Views: 69264

Re: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)

What we have learned especially from civil wars of the last 30 years is elites (successful ones, anyway) have learned to lever people into in-groups and out-groups and force the "neutral" to get off the fence and join a side (for sheer survival). Actually, elites have managed that for a while. Chai...
by RoneKiln
Sat Jun 27, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)
Replies: 979
Views: 69264

Re: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)

I'll be in Iowa for as long as it's tenable. Some parts of the PNW & the SE CONUS look good. It's a fluid thing, atm. The gut feeling that I should get out of my little corner of the PNW has been growing. It would be real hard for me to leave the amazing network of people I have here. I don't see t...
by RoneKiln
Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 913
Views: 28322

Re: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"

Masks are now mandatory in my region for everyone in an indoor public place, and outdoors when you're likely to pass within 6 ft of someone you don't live with. You can be fined for failing to comply, but a lot of LEO agencies have publicly stated they refuse to enforce it. I hear the number of case...
by RoneKiln
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Speaking of skills
Replies: 11
Views: 234

Re: Speaking of skills

I believe being able to handle suffering is a very basic foundational skill of adulthood.

If you can't handle suffering, you won't do well even in our wealthy industrial society.
by RoneKiln
Sun Jun 21, 2020 1:54 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Seattle: The Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone
Replies: 61
Views: 1557

Re: Seattle: The Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone

At one point I said I wouldn't bother to bug out. I would now be considering bugging out if I lived there. Not for the reasons many here have cited. The people I know that are regularly going into that area are now blaming much, if not all the violence on "white supremacist agitators coming in from ...
by RoneKiln
Fri Jun 12, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Seattle: The Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone
Replies: 61
Views: 1557

Re: Seattle: The Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone

I'm chiming in to back up what Halfapint has reported, and copying what I posted in the "civil war" thread. I have 3 friends/acquaintances that live in that neighborhood. I have another dozen plus that have been in there several times the last few days. They all consistently say the only thing that'...
by RoneKiln
Fri Jun 12, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Soon to be new parent *UPDATE* my daughter was born this morning
Replies: 20
Views: 1028

Re: Soon to be new parent *UPDATE* my daughter was born this morning

Congrats!

Enjoy the amazing challenge of raising her to be fierce and powerful.
by RoneKiln
Fri Jun 12, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Jobs
Replies: 1003
Views: 82112

Re: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Jobs

Not to be overtly sexual here. But as a 38 year old male. I am more interested in the future ",performance" of these quote unquote female machines. I mean at least they wont,hopefully nag. Now I'm more concerned with AI enabling us to not grow as healthy quality adults. The real threat of AI might ...
by RoneKiln
Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Quazi's self-sufficiency projects
Replies: 50
Views: 7650

Re: Quazi's self-sufficiency projects

Thanks for all the pics!

The idea of animals being shipped in the mail and dying creeps me out a bit.

I am incredibly jealous of those greenhouses.
by RoneKiln
Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)
Replies: 979
Views: 69264

Re: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)

Since they are declaring autonomous zones I guess we are now going up a small notch. https://www.rt.com/usa/491347-seattle-autonomous-zone-police/ Just to be clear I don't see this as much different than the wildlife refuge take over a few years ago. I have a feeling that it might end similarly or ...
by RoneKiln
Mon Jun 08, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)
Replies: 979
Views: 69264

Re: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)

I've pretty much ignored these guys because the group makes no sense. CNN can't make any sense of them either. https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/03/us/boogaloo-extremist-protests-invs/index.html They seem to be wanting to throw bombs just to throw bombs. That is about as dumb as it gets. I guess they wer...
by RoneKiln
Fri Jun 05, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Namibia trip- N/a an kuse wildlife sanctuary
Replies: 9
Views: 275

Re: Namibia trip- N/a an kuse wildlife sanctuary

I always have 2 multitools in my check-in bag when I fly overseas and I've never had anyone bother me about it. Several times, the psychological safety blanket of my multitool is the only reason I even checked a bag. If the kid wants a more substantial sharp thing when he arrives, they'll be readily...
by RoneKiln
Sun May 31, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1423
Views: 51712

Re: COVID-19 Chat Thread

Well now that the COIVD has turned bust and we appear to have all been lied to we have a new convenient catastrophe to focus on. Man, the news coverage just disappeared, but give it a week or two after you have thousands of people shoulder to shoulder screaming and wrestling in the streets, I think...
by RoneKiln
Sun May 31, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1423
Views: 51712

Re: COVID-19 Chat Thread

Strangely despite all the "You will die if you live in the South" media hub-bub all the places where the virus is still spreading fast are in the cooler North, mostly North East and plains. It is almost as through the virus doesn't like heat. It's definately possible. I'm also hearing there's a gro...
by RoneKiln
Sun May 24, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Canning flour
Replies: 1
Views: 438

Re: Canning flour

Thanks. I wish I had seen this a few days before. I just finished packing 50 pounds of flour and 25 pounds of cornmeal into plastic bags and buckets. I'd have probably used this approach on a good chunk of that if I had seen it.

I will definitely use this method in the future.
by RoneKiln
Tue May 12, 2020 2:13 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Man With a Shotgun
Replies: 8
Views: 481

Re: Man With a Shotgun

I live across the street from a school. I'm not opposed to open carry, but these days it's insanity to openly carry a long arm near a school. I'm calling 911, going inside my house, and filming from the window if I can.

I'm also blocks from the police station. They'll be there real fast.
by RoneKiln
Tue May 12, 2020 1:33 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Hail, Hail ice rocks
Replies: 15
Views: 762

Re: Hail, Hail ice rocks

I'm betting the storm that hit Confucious last August was the same one that totaled my parents SUV. They rolled into my Grandma's the day before I did for a family reunion. My Dad unloads the car, goes back out for one last check to make sure he didn't forget anything, walks up onto the patio and tu...
by RoneKiln
Sat May 09, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: Covid -19 Weirdness
Replies: 29
Views: 1268

Re: Covid -19 Weirdness

Today I realized that I've become accustomed to my workplace being empty. Normally there's over 300 people working in nearly a dozen buildings on our campus. I'm now accustomed to being one of less than a dozen scattered across those buildings. It was a very weird experience to realize I had become ...
by RoneKiln
Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon
Replies: 4687
Views: 269656

Re: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon

In case you are wondering who wins from the oil price decline...2 guesses https://finance.yahoo.com/news/china-the-biggest-winner-of-coronavirusinspired-oil-plunge-153629312.html “The biggest winner is China since it is the world’s largest energy importer,” noted research firm Jefferies on Tuesday....
by RoneKiln
Thu Apr 23, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: What WILL/DID you do with that stimulus check?
Replies: 127
Views: 6333

Re: What WILL/DID you do with that stimulus check?

Regular maintenance and care in how you use it (ie: don't make a habit of off-roading a stock Civic) go a long way toward vehicle longevity and reliability. Quit judging me! :ohdear: My 24 year old civic is a tough little tank. It earned the name Lil' Truck! :lol: The only thing not stock on it is ...

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