Tuesday, July 27, 2010

I am still pleased with my re-organization and operation. I have been reading, sketching, writing, and computing. I have had several break throughs regarding how to mentally handle my daily work life.
"Metatropolis" ( an anthology )
"Climate Wars" by Gwynn Dyer
Building a cruiser bike from parts for JoJo

The bicycle is still amazing and we rode this morning---although i am in lousy shape and wind up with burning legs I enjoy the ride.

My Nokia Internet tablet is working perfectly and I love it but for the fact that i cannot seem to get any of the portable keyboards i currently own to bluetooth pair with it...but still it is an excellent toy and has really cut down on the amount i carry around with me.

A pack of cigarettes is currently lasting me 60+hours which is excellent and i am pushing that for more time. I am now in this cigarette per hour concept.
My new shortwave pocket radio is perfect---at work the thickness of the building i am in restricts the reception somewhat but i still can fire it up and have music....and shut out the world with my headphones.

It appears as if the majority of my experiments are working properly and assisting me to make it through the daily grind. What more can i ask?

I purchased a Walther P22 today at the local gun show. It has a carbon fiber frame making it super light and easy to carry. From the web I obtained a Forbus holster and Magazine pouches as well as two additional 10 round magazines as soon as i returned home with my new prize.
This pistol is small, lightweight, technologically advanced and was reasonably priced. Unlike many other shooters I do not feel at all unarmed carrying a well made, .22 caliber pistol. Caliber is unimportant (with the exception of range and penetration) to a professional. The .22 caliber round is inexpensive, and available any where.....shot placement is the key with this caliber which means proper technique and ability.
I'd been out of the gun market for so long i had never seen this pistol before and immediately wanted one when i first saw it today. The Forbus holster i purchased for the pistol displayed above is an Israeli design. I have an identical Forbus holster and mag pouches for my Browning GP-35 pistol and the Forbus Holster works amazingly well. I plan on carrying the Walther P22 a great deal it is an excellent little pistol for the upcoming troubles.

A dystopia (from Ancient Greek: δυσ-: bad-, ill- and Ancient Greek: τόπος: place, landscape) (alternatively, cacotopia,[1] or anti-utopia) is a vision of an often futuristic society that has degraded into a repressive and controlled state, though often under the guise of being utopian. A dystopia is, thus, regarded as a sort of negative utopia and is often characterized by an authoritarian or totalitarian form of government. Dystopias usually feature different kinds of repressive social control systems, a lack or total absence of individual freedoms and expressions and constant states of warfare or violence. A dystopian society is also often characterized by mass poverty for most of its inhabitants and a large military-like police force.

Negative Utopia---Logical.
An overwhelming force of authority does not have to appear as sudden event. Without a doubt the development of dystopian Authority can slink and weasel...supported by religion....pushed forward by the opinion of the "Common Man". Suddenly there is no leadership but there is authority demanding obedience. There is no intelligence but there is fake science developed by Christian Mullahs and their cable TV shows.

Suddenly there is surrounding poverty and the realization strikes you that everyone you work with or know are poor. The result of a creeping poverty, destruction of purchasing power, and the completed transfer of national wealth to the rich the 1% who own the United States. This super rich------one percent who happen to be protected by 883,600 Federal, State and Local armed Law Enforcement Officers (these are 2008 figures probably higher now). http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos160.htm
883,600 armed officers two years ago and the number is expected to rise to near one million armed officers in 2018....what exactly are we afraid, or should I say, what they, the top 1%er's of society worried about that requires this number of armed protectors of their peace and property.
As we take our, one way ride into Negative Utopia we still have our eyes closed to where we are. There can be no more of a repressive control that the Religious Right, the Christian Mullahs, backed by the stupidity of the media, and supported by the stupidity of the populace. Under them a woman will not own her body, real science destroyed, climate change ignored, peak oil managed by warfare----books burned or banned, the web controlled.....we are almost there---and it hinges on the election of 2012.

I personally believe we are deep in a dystopian state, but commonly held illusions keep propping up traditional beliefs among the masses and institutions. I believe we are there already, we just don't accept this knowledge across the culture yet.
Don't let your ego get too close to your position, so that if your position gets shot down, your ego doesn't go with it.
Colin Powell

Friday, July 23, 2010

Bob, our tortoise is currently binging on tomato's in the garden--politely eating a whole entire tomato before moving onto the next tomato....i believe he may like our gardens better than the desert, no tomato's in the old desert......

I have three books ordered---in Non Fiction two----one on the history of the1930's dust bowl of the Mid-west. Looking for survival information in that one...... another non-fiction on the strategic projections for Climate change---for example climate wars for water, food etc....and a science fiction anthology on future Metropolis's-----i'll give better details as they come in and are read...........
Now streaming season 2 of the Sarah Conner Chronicles---- Ah! to be a 16 year old John Conner with my own hot terminator body guard who loves me......in the universal balance of things-------the cost of being pursued by the nasty terminators would be so worth it.........
No working Rovio yet, still awaiting the promised replacement parts from the company----does this bother me---yes---can i do anything about it---no.

I have 600 some odd days until I could retire and I may not go then based on the economy but i have already felt the effects of being retirement almost capable.

I spoke with my boss last month and advised him that i was never cutting my hair again and did this bother him or the organization? He said no.....the truth or lie of the response doesn't matter to me on this issue. I'll be growing my hair into a tail for the remainder of my two years. There is no more need for me to impress--i have traveled as far down the work road as i am going to go success wise and it has been further than I ever believed possible.
The signs and symbols that were once necessary for me are not so any longer.
I have (or am) stopping the purchasing of any type of work related clothing such as the dreaded necktie, sport coats, dress shirts etc. Why purchase any of this stuff if it will never be used ever again except in the casket and one outfit regardless of fit is enough.
So my new daily work outfit consists of black, EMT, 9 pocket pants, terra planna, worn again sneakers or boots and usually an expensive casual shirt as my daily business attire. I keep the dreaded sign of slavery---- the necktie off me as much as possible during the workday and although this is a demanded physical display to the rest of the Baboon troop for status indication. I bring one but it has been spending its time on sitting in the glove box of the Prius. Worn only for the dreaded meetings we all suffer through.
If by some chance I am caught tie-less I have created and committed to memory multiple excuses as to why I am not wearing one---to prevent howling attacks and shit throwing, by higher ranked baboons over my failure to comply to troop rules.It is that I can simply no longer accept demands from the work place as to how i look. I cannot be owned any longer and our most important display of independence, how we appear, has become important to me now for serious reasons. I will own myself.
It was actually special to go in and basically advise that I done with all this stupid valueless shit that's somehow made itself REQUIRED? So about the site i go developing what i call the new Geezer Tactical leave me the fuck alone look.....

Well aren't we special eh?
I've been feeling pretty positive about the only self for the past couple of days. I feel as if i have my daily equipment and essentials planned, obtained, and available like never before in a smaller, more positive and effective state of operation. I am reading, writing, computing, creating, and moving through life in a good state. Home is clean, organized, and a pleasure to live in and about right now.
I for the most part feel in control in some way for a change----to the point where i think i may not collapse and die from stress like the lowest ranking baboon in the troop.
I still stagger about engaged in projects of my own making. I obtained all the parts and supplies necessary today to rehabilitate a beat cruiser-style bicycle given to us. A project of art, mechanics, expense, and a public response when completed of "why did you do this again?" My required fundamentals in anything i approach, much like Doc Brown in back to the future.
My success's have pleased me and my failures have not discouraged me over the past few days and that is a very good sign. But as always no one expects the Spanish Inquisition.
The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.
F. Scott Fitzgerald

Sunday, July 18, 2010

While researching stress i discovered that Baboons die of stress in a medical manner identical to humans. Low ranking Baboons in their daily life suffer from incredible stress due to a lack of control over their lives...every element of life being controlled and dominated by higher ranking Baboons.....rather frightening eh?

"Makers"----Cory Doctorow
The Sarah Conner Chronicles
Rebuilding a cruiser bicycle, we got for free, for my wife.

I believe we are now at a tipping point.
It is simply hysterical to me that our news(?) headlines are filled with Lindsey Lohan when our society is on the brink of a massive change. We have several possible scenarios facing us very soon.
The first disaster scenario is the possible return to office and majority of the Republican party. The ones left are all monkey shit crazy---the original destroyers of the economy, unions and the middle class. The redneck, stupid public may very, very likely return these rat bastards to power.....if that happens there is nothing for us.

We are daily observing a cleaving of the American public into an us and them situation. At my workplace Obama is referred to as "your President" to me when politics arises. We are separating into a religious fanatic---war mongering conservative--just plain know-nothing right wing......and a non-religious, uninvolved left wing, non activist, afraid to protest left wing. We will lose what little we have left very soon.

Nothing works, the economy is honestly, dead in the water, there is no production of anything anymore other than fast food. Our situation reminds me of my favorite line from the novel SNOW CRASH where our remaining national strengths are described as writing code and delivering pizza in 30 minutes or less.....
So our with economy trashed, our leaders will be people with snakes in their head Michelle Bachman or Sarah Palin....a Republican majority to further rape and rob the last baubles from the national corpse as it floats down stream to third world status. There is much i personally must accomplish prior to the upcoming elections---i still have to switch to all rechargeable batteries with adequate chargers set up off solar panels....i have to stockpile bicycle tires and tubes....our greenhouse and wind/solar system must be finished.
A black swan could come from nowhere and be nothing expected....but any crisis now even a small simple thing, due to the fragile nature of all of our systems would begin the descent. Our world then changes.

I write on this not with the expectation of convincing anyone....I write of my thoughts of the future on this blog to assist me in preparing, visualizing and reaffirming what I need to do to prepare. I cannot help you.


I just purchased a brand new, small, thin, very styling, black rubber, Chinese manufactured, AAA battery powered digital AM_FM shortwave radio for $23.00.

Since i am now in the Nostromo sleep pod at work, awaiting my wake up for arrival at the planet retirement---i can get easily bored....there is no standard internet at my place of employment so there is no way to obtain internet radio---

I am completely surprised that my employer has not blocked regular commerical radio waves from somehow from being available at our site.
The radio is exactly, exactly what i wanted and works beautifully, great sound through my headphones.
There was a time when you could listen to commerical radio transmissions that were both intelligent and entertaining in America but sadly No longer.

This little radio is a perfect example of where China is in development as a nation---broadcast radio in the Chinese countryside without a doubt has the largest audience right now in rural China------it is still that singular moment prior to the universal purchasing of television by the complete mass of rural Chinese. This is much as the US was right after world war 2. Everyone had radio, few had television.
Chinese manufacturing and design capability can produce an excellent, cheap, visually appealing small radio....the most important factor is the big IF Chinese quality control is actually working the day your radio was made or asleep at the switch. . China's national position and my personal position in requiring this radio reminded me of saving and buying my first transistor radio from Japan in the early 60's..... Deajavu all over all so to say.
A long strange trip to describe my purchase of a small SW radio but.....

"Radio... some....one... still ...loves... you....."

I have two levels of new computing going on right at the moment.....
The first is attempting to get my Nokia 810 up and running in a practical mode during lunch at the coffee shop.

The size reduction from a net book is excellent---I have stepped down twice now in daily carry bag size. The N810 is so easy to carry about and it is easy to use I'm just trying to find a logical system on how to put it to work on a daily basis. My only complaint is that i would love to get a small keyboard working with the N810 I've tried three and none work, bluetooth, wireless, or usb plug in. If anyone out there knows how to make this keyboard thing happen let me know....thanks

Next up in computer sad stories is the total crash of my 5 year old dell xps. Like fall over dead...
So....Out computer shopping that morning and i am now working off a fresh brand new Sony Vaio series E 15.5 inch laptop. I've never had a Sony computing product before---it appears to be excellent---------------------
I have to admit i am enjoying the larger screen and graphics capability..... the styling....No research---no search----this time i used the "I'll just take that one, cause it looks cool" purchasing concept at work-----it might work out much better in the end, who knows?

I never saw the Sarah Conner Chronicles. I just started watching Season One on Netflicks streaming....I resisted viewing them originally because i had thought that they were a cheesy rip off of the Terminator movies....but the Chronicles are actually far better than T-3 and T-4 in my opinion. Love Summer as a terminator.......perfect. To everyone who told me to watch-------I apologize. It is very cool.

Sometimes I like New.