11 reasons why...

friday, november 30th, 2012

the so-called "Black Friday" shopping day, is a commercially-weaponized plague, dumped on this upon this country every year. As is "Cyber Monday", but at least 90% of the cretinous idiots who shop for the trash, junk and garbage on "BF", aren't on the streets and in the store on "CM". Mercifully, they're at home or work and not causing mayhem and riots at stores across the land.

"Black Friday." It's a name that conjures-up visions of a financial collapse or perhaps a huge power outage. Hardly the stuff of retail hustle and bustle or large throngs of shoppers hunting and A cat can give birth to kittens, in an empty oven, but that don't make 'em biscuits. gathering Holiday bargains and presents.

Originally conceived as a day for retailers to achieve 80-90% of their annual sales goal, thereby putting their company "in the black", it has morphed way past that simple accounting trick.

The term itself has an interesting history. In the 1950s, some factory managers referred to the day after Thanksgiving as "Black Friday" because so many workers called in sick. The day, noted one industrial magazine, was "a disease second only to the bubonic plague" in its effects on employees. In the early 1960s, Philadelphia cops used the term to describe the intense crowds of shoppers and traffic that poured into center city on the day after Thanksgiving. It was hardly a term of endearment. All the people and congestion made police work more difficult. As a sales manager at Gimbels said, watching a cop trying to deal with a group of jaywalkers, "the police think in terms of headaches that it gives them."

Still, the term stuck. And by the mid 1970s, newspapers in and around Philadelphia used it to refer to the start of holiday shopping. But its usage continued to carry negative associations. Then in There is no gray area. Things are, or they are not. Life is indeed binary – zeroes and ones, right and wrong, true or false, black and white. That gray area is why our society is crumbling around us – too many people simply can't see beyond the gray.s the 1980s, some enterprising merchants began to turn this around. They did so by pointing to all the "black ink" that showed up on balance sheets as a result of the day. From here, it was a short hop to the idea that "Black Friday" was the day when retailers historically came out of the red and went into the black by beginning to turn a profit.

In the last 30 years, the term "Black Friday" has spread, and the day has become an unofficial holiday – although not for most who work in retail. For them, the day has grown longer. And this year, "Black Friday" became "Black Thursday." At Macy's, JCPenny, and Target, consumers started shopping at midnight on Thanksgiving Day. But Walmart lead the way. It opened its doors at 10 pm on the holiday. Who knows? At this rate, Thanksgiving might disappear altogether or the month of November will be called "Black November."

This year, I was sick with a nasty 264-hour flu and didn't even venture outside – 11 days inside on a self-imposed isolation period – but have only been inside stores once in the past 20-25yrs, on that designated day. Once. Each year, it's just gotten worse, so I don't bother going near any commercial businesses. Partly because I eschew violence, but also partly because I CCW (carry a concealed weapon) and should I be attacked by anyone – ANYONE – I'd shoot them, on-the-spot. So I just don't go. Works out better for them.

If the crowds and parking headaches aren't enough, now there's mayhem, brawls and rioting to contend with. This is a sure sign of a society in distress, disarray and the beginning throes of a societal collapse.

At least Guns were 20% up over the previous year's "Black Friday" sales.

Okay, here's just 11 (of hundreds of) Reasons Why I Don't Go Shopping on "Black Friday":

  • ‘Gang fight’ at Black Friday sale…
  • Man punched in face pulls gun on line-cutting shopper…
  • Shots fired outside WALMART…
  • Shoppers smash through door at URBAN OUTFITTERS…
  • Customers run over in parking lot… (Scroll down)
  • Woman busted after throwing merchandise…
  • Thousands storm VICTORIA’S SECRET…
  • VIDEO: Insane battle over cellphones…
  • Mayhem at Nebraska mall where 9 murdered in 2007…
  • Shoplifter tries to mace security guards… (Scroll down)
  • Men steal boy’s shopping bag outside BED, BATH & BEYOND…

    Yo-Ho-Ho. Happy Holidays, everyone!

    The National Debt Clock is at $16,297,000,000.00+ (TRILLION), and counting down to our Nation's economic and financial meltdown. The SHTF is coming, sooner or later.

    A Day In The Life

    Although up 2x during the night for water and aspirin, I slept-in until 9:15 on Friday morning. At 26°F outside, it was nippy in the Condo, so I cranked-up the heat to 77°F, grabbed my Turkish Bathrobe, made some Fresh-Squeezed OJ w/ lots of pulp, Crispix® w/ Blueberries, and French-Roast, Turkish-Grind Coffee (from whole, freshly-ground Dunkin' Donuts® beans) with my Chemex® Drip System. The weather and news sites were boring. Still had a 99.6° fever, for the 9th day. Crap.

    By midday, the fever was up to 101°, and after a heaping bowl of Chicken Noodle Soup, I laid down on the LR couch, bundled-up with a large afghan and a wool blanket, and slept for 4hrs. Still wrapped in both, I spent a couple of fever-free hours at the computer, until around 8pm, when it came back. I just shut the Condo down, took more aspirin and went up to bed. The headaches were too much.

    I slept-in until 8:15am on Saturday, had a quick breakfast and even with no discernible fever on the Exergen® Temporal Scanning Thermometer, I decided to stay-in for the day. I had a boatload of paperwork to do, checks to write for bills coming-due and a food shopping list for tomorrow morning to work on. USPS

    delivered a "courtesy package" of 20 CFL bulbs, surge protectors, furnace filter whistles, LED nightlights etc from FirstEnergy Corp (owner of Met-Ed Co in York, Pa), which surprised me, since I hadn't yet converted to any specific plan. I'll have to check my next bill and see if they "switched me". Since my new Amana 2-ton 18-SEER AC Unit is 94% Energy Efficient, it's cheap to operate from April thru October. Right now, KW/h is 10¢ for Winter, 14¢ in Summer; by January 1st, those rates will "necessarily skyrocket", as 0-shit-for-brains has promised. FirstEnergy has locked-in rates half of those. By 8:30, I had the bills paid, ready-to-mail, and about half of the paperwork done, so I quit for the day. I need to have a good night's sleep, and get-up early and go food shopping, run some way overdue errands and get caught-up on chore. Depending upon fever.

    The Sunday morning alarm went-of at 6am, and it felt good to get-up without any fever. Hopefully, it'd abated and I could get "back to normal", whatever that is. 11 days with it. I made coffee, had some Del Monte® Mandarin Oranges, some Fried Ham, Eggs-Over-Easy, Hash Browns & Toast, and turned-up the heat. It was a cold 24°F outside, and I could see a few flurries by daylight at 6:30am. I picked-up my mail, left at 7:15 for Weis Market, dropped-off bills at the local PO, and got thru the food shopping routine in 30mins. I put the Jeep away, unpacked and stayed-in for the day. By 7pm, temps had dropped to 28°F, I listened to "Gun Talk Radio" from 8-10pm, and shut it all down. I needed to get-up at 5am, to be down at the GC&N Complex, to let-in the Hellam Twp crew to continue their tree dig. 1-3" of snow is forecast for Tuesday.

    I was awake at 5am, on Monday, just before the alarm went-off. It was a bitter 21°F outside, so the Condo heat was turned-up right away. I felt pretty good, since the fever had abated yesterday afternoon, had a good night's sleep, and today was starting-out nicely. After some OJ, Fried Ham Hash, Eggs & Ancho Catsup, and 3 mugs of coffee, I scanned the news and weather sites. The NOAA warnings were already posted: ***WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY*** until Tuesday, Nov 27, 1:00pm. I put a load of laundry in, and left to meet the Hellam Twp crew, who'd be digging more purchased trees for their newly-built Municipal Complex Buildings.

    I also had some Winter-prep jobs to do at the GC&N Complex, to prevent water pipes from freezing/breaking, changing more burnt-out lightbulbs on outside lights, and then a few neglected errands on the way home.

    Yikes. The The 20 Worst Supermarket Foods in America contains a few I used to eat, but gave-up 2+ years ago.

    I was home by 12:30pm, made a Roast Beef Sandwich & Fries Smothered in Gravy for lunch, changed bed linens, did more loads of laundry, and took a 3hr snooze. Temp check: 98.6° and holding steady. In another 24hrs, I'll be sure that I'm not contagious anymore, and will go over to Dad's with a lot of things I've accumulated for him, over the past 14 days. I'm also going to go for a flu shot at the East York Wellspan Medical Facility. After listening to the morning's missed 3hr Chris Plante Show Podcast, and from 6-9pm, the Mark Levin Show, I did some "computer housekeeping", called it a day. The snow was on its way.

    Sleeping-in until 7:30 on Tuesday morning, the pounding rain and thunder first woke me at 5am, but I went back to sleep. RAIN? It was supposed to be SNOW! We got cheated! By 8am, the rain had turned to snow and it was sticking to lawns and all non-paved areas. After turning-up the heat, I made coffee, had some OJ and made Eggs, Sausage & Fried Potatoes, while watching the season's first snowfall. I'm like a little kid about the "first one of the season". Heh. It's 34°F outside; no wonder not much is sticking, as it's melting as soon as it hits the ground. A disappointing first snowfall. Once again, another night/day being fever-free. I'm planning on going over to Dad's tomorrow morning, now that I'm not contagious. I stayed-in for the rest of the day, had Crunchy Tacos w/Guacamole & Salsa for lunch, and worked thru paperwork and the

    December Condo Budget, and called it quits at 9:30pm.

    On Wednesday, I slept-in until 8am, had coffee, Del Monte® Mandarin Oranges, and Cap'n Crunch w/ Strawberries. I put on the electric blanket while making the bed, gathered-up the stuff I had accumulated for 2 weeks for Dad, and left at 10. After numerous projects and a 3 hour visit, I finished-off my remaining errands, came home, made Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup for lunch, and took a nap. I'm just "drained" of energy from the flu, and it'll probably take a while to get my reserves built back-up to "normal" levels. REM sleep is nice once again, without the fever. It's getting dark at 4:30pm now, and I listened to more Michael Berry Podcasts until 9pm, and shut down the Condo.

    I just knew the good nights' sleep wouldn't last. I was up at least 3x early Thursday morning, and finally got up at 5:30. Another cold 22°F morning. After coffee, OJ and Eggs Benedict 'Florentine' w/ Home Fries for breakfast, I scanned the weather and news sites, checked email and found one from Hellam Twp, who wanted to go to the GC&N Complex at 8am, to continue digging trees. One of the Twp's employees stopped by to pick-up my front gate key, and I went out for a long, refreshing walk. I'll be meeting them tomorrow at 9am, at the Complex, to re-design the landscape plan for their Municipal Bldg.

    I had some unfinished Condo projects to work on, made a Turkey Club w/ Fries for lunch, and listened to several more Michael Berry Podcasts, and finished the day with the Mark Levin Show, from 6-9pm. Tomorrow starts a new week here in the "Journal" and, although it's not a terribly-busy week yet, that could change in a heartbeat.

    A Guide To US Newspapers.

    The Wall Street Journal is read by the people who run the country.

    The Wall Street Journal is read by the people who run the country.

    The Washington Post is read by people who think they run the country.

    The New York Times is read by people who think they should run the country and who are very good at crossword puzzles.

    USA Today is read by people who think they ought to run the country, but don't really understand The New York Times. They do, however, like their statistics shown in pie charts.

    The Los Angeles Times is read by people who wouldn't mind running the country, if they could find the time...and if they didn't have to leave Southern California to do it.

    The Boston Globe is read by people whose parents used to run the country and did a poor job of it, thank you very much.

    The New York Post is read by people who don't care who is running the country as long as they do something really scandalous, preferably while intoxicated.

    The Miami Herald is read by people who are running another country, but need the baseball scores.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch is read by people who want only the score of the Cardinal's game. They drink Budweiser, Budweiser, and... Wait a minute. What was the question?

    The San Francisco Chronicle is read by people who aren't sure if there is a country or that anyone is running it...but, if so, they oppose all that they stand for. There are occasional exceptions if the leaders are handicapped minority feminist atheist homosexual dwarfs who also happen to be illegal aliens from any other country or galaxy, provided, of course, that they are not Republicans.

    The National Enquirer is read by people trapped in line at the grocery store.

    The Seattle Times is read by people who have recently caught a fish and need something to wrap it in.

    You Own It, demokkkRATs!

    Congratulations to the Democrats and Young People on the Truly-Shitty Economy you've created and inherited. You now own it and you can't blame Bush. You voted for it, dumbassed idiots.

    The next terrorist attack, you own it.

    Can't get a job after graduation, you own it.

    Sky rocketing energy prices due to Obama's EPA shutting down the energy producing states, you own it.

    You own it, demonkkkRATs!

    A nuclear Iran, you own it.

    Bowing to Russia, you own it.

    Another severe recession, you own it.

    A volatile border with Mexico, you own it.

    Trouble getting good health care, you own it.

    Higher health insurance costs and health care costs, you own it.

    No budget, you own it.

    Our allies mistrust, you own it.

    Another trillion of debt, you own it.

    More Benghazi situations, you own it.

    No one willing to join the military, you own it.

    Trouble getting a loan to buy a home, you own it.

    More dependency on food stamps, you own it.

    Trouble finding good employment, you own it.

    Several part time jobs instead of a good job, you own it.

    A World Government, you own it.

    The UN governing the United States, instead of ourselves, you own it.

    A Senate that will not bring any legislation to the table, even if it is "Dead On Arrival", you own it.

    China controlling our world trade, trampling all over us, you own it.

    Loss of our freedoms as we have known it in the past, you own it.

    A dictatorship, instead of a democracy that follows the Constitution, you own it.

    Less take home pay and higher living costs, you own it.

    Driving a car that looks like a toy, you own it.

    More government corruption and lies, you own it.

    More toleration of extreme and fanatical Islamists, you own it.

    Terrorist attacks called work place incidents, you own it.

    Your revenge instead of love of country, you own it.

    President George W Bush is out of it now, and there is not another good man for you to villify and lie about.

    In a way, I am relieved that another good man will not be blamed when it becomes impossible to clean up this mess thatYOU voted for. Yes, moronic 0bummer-assholes: YOU!

    Your TSHTF Survival

    Are you truly ready for when, not if, TSHTF (The Shit Hits The Fan). And a lot of my "Journal" Readers have emailed and called me to discuss what preparations they should take for that "coming awful event". Believe me, "it" IS coming. Based upon what's happening around the world and here in the US, I have a terrible, terrible *gut feeling* that TSWHTF (The Shit Will Hit The Fan), sometime in late-2012 or in early-2013. Don't ask why; I just do.

    First, Israel is preparing for war, after being attacked for years on many fronts, and not fighting back as she should have. This war will truly have "Biblical implications" around the world. The Middle East is rapidly-collapsing under the subhuman, murderous muslim/islamic riots (muslim Brotherhood) and rule ("arab Spring"), with world crude oil prices projected to hit $200+/bbl, or even higher into the $300-$400 range,

    Europe is on the verge of insolvency and collapse, no thanks in great part to Germany, teetering-and-tottering Asia and South America will quickly-follow, then comes the downfall of Canada, and The USA won't be far behind, in late 2012 and into 2013. Watch this video; be sure you're sitting-down, and don't have any food or liquid in your mouth upon which to choke.

    Just Google "survival" and see what comes-up. Damned-near everything you ever wanted to know how to prepare for this for-sure-coming "hellish holocaust", some of it in easy-to-download *.PDF format. Tens-of-thousands of websites are devoted to the topic of "survival". Do the same with "You Tube", and watch the thousands of videos. This is *NOT The Phony Y2K Crappola*; this is for real. I said numerous times that Y2K was a waste of time and money to prepare for, and that came true. I'm reading that "survival stores" are reporting a huge upswing in sales and preparations, and for good reason.

    I'm also one of the very, very few who "predicted a 9-11 type event", 2 years and 8 months before it happened. Read down that "Journal" entry to the "Scary Stuff" section, and it was done by the subhuman, murderous muslim/islamic shit/filth/trash, NOT the US Gov't as some morons and idiots (Alex Jones & Co), have and still It's interesting you mention when an old paradigm dies and a new one takes its place. There are people who are still connected to the old one and can't conceive of life without that old paradigm. I think you saw that in the Great Depression. A lot of people never recovered from it because once that hit it was the end of their lives. claim. Need I say more about those certifiable and murderous, subhuman muslim/islamist wackos who are determined to kill all of us Proud Infidels?

    Am I an "conspiracy alarmist" or one of those "crazed survivalists", sequestered in a Montana, Idaho, Utah or Wyoming compound or bunker? Not hardly; I'm simply in mid-State Pennsylvania, an Eagle Scout, Class of November 23rd, 1963 – youngest ever Eagle Scout in American History, at 12 years old – Order Of The Arrow/ Vigil Honor, and our BSA Motto was then, and still is now, "Be Prepared". Need I say any more?

    Forget all of the "buy gold and silver" bullshit commercials; buy "brass and lead" for your guns. They're a far, far superior investment, IMO. Ammo is truly a "fungible" item; gold & silver aren't at all. They may be "intrinsic", but they're utterly-useless in a collapsing/collapsed society or world. Do the requisite research, as I've done. 'Nuff said on that subject.

    BTW, how are you stocked-up for incandescent light bulbs? Within 4 weeks, manufacturing and using 100w incandescent will become "a crime", thanks to stupid-assed, liberal moron chimp, shit-for-brains, George W Bush & Co, in 2007. You'll be forced, under penalty-of-law, to use the very expensive,

    dangerous and short-lived CFLs (Compact Fluorescent Light bulbs). Better stock-up NOW on 60w, 75w and 100w incandescents, where and when you can find them, before they become unavailable and illegal!

    This government's ***CRIMINALLY NUTS***, in trying to regulate our use of anything and everything! It's fascism, socialism, Leninism and communism, dammit, and it won't stand! Where is that in The US Constitution? The US Government isn't empowered to force us to do or buy anything, and has overstepped its legal authority in The ENUMERATED Commerce Clause. The Commerce Clause is quite specifically an enumerated power listed in the United States Constitution (Article I, Section 8, Clause 3). The Contemporary Commerce Clause debate, When "decided by the SCOTUS in the Summer of 2012", will cause CWIII, if upheld. Stockpile NOW, because TSHTF before/during/after the November General Election!

    Gold is NOT the way to go; lead and brass (aka ammo) ARE. Mark my words!

    TSHTF this or next year, and members of the corrupt, criminal US Congress are helping racist, commie, lowlife scumbag Barry "Fuck America!" Obama (SAMBO-IL), by either collaborating with him or cowering before him, on his You are going to see, in metro areas, the absolute worst in humanity, as the people that are most dependent upon a collectivist system, whether they're these Occupy Well Street people, or people who are loaded up with debt, they are totally unprepared for an economic reality where their paradigm does not function. As a result they're going to go through the absolute most disgusting inhumanity that I think any American has ever seen as they go through this anger phase – and it's going to result in riots, and starvation and bloodshed. It has to happen. You don't have people's life savings disappear and people become desperate, and not have that happen. coming "Race War" plan.

    We are *at war with Iran*; no doubt about it. Get used to it. And shit-for-brains, racist, commie, lowlife scumbag Barry "F•ck America!" Obama (TRAITOR-IL) has politely "asked" for our formerly Top Secret RQ-170 Sentinel Drone "to be returned". What a dumbf•ck Obama is! He should be charged, tried and imprisoned for *treason*, IMO.

    I've been saying, for the past 2-3 years, that no one should buy any gold or silver; it's worthless crap if TSHTF (The Shit Hits The Fan). Instead, buy guns and ammo; they're a far, far better investment, IMO. Any questions?

    Uh-oh, it's beginning to happen in Europe. Better get ready for it to come over here, soon, as The Fed f•cks America, once again. Time to abolish The Fed and its corrupt, criminal influence on America's economy!

    Here's a very useful List of Barter Items, for when TSHTF. Get and stockpile those and more, if you know what's good for you and your family! Think I'm kidding? Better read this and think VERY carefully about it.

    With the FBI already considering many US Citizens as "sovereign citizen extremists", are you ready for "Rex 84" & The FEMA Camps? A new bill has been introduced in the US House of Representatives called the National Emergency Centers Act or HR 645. This bill if passed into law will direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to establish

    national emergency centers otherwise known as FEMA Camp Facilities on military installations. Some more detail on "Rex 84", right here, written by, very disappointingly, USMC Lt Col Oliver North.

    "Economic chaos" ahead? You betcha. Are you and your family ready for it? It IS coming, at out current rate of out-of-control government spending.

    Before TSHTF, here are 20 Lessons From The Streets of Cairo. Worth reading, if you plan to survive.

    And before TSHTF, here are Innumerable Lessons From The Collapse of Bosnia, in 1992. Also worth reading, if you plan to survive.

    Do you live near a "terrorism hot-spot"? Check the map. Here's DHS' recently-issued "White Paper (*.PDF)" on it, from 1970-2008, published by the University of Maryland.

    Do you know what an "EMP Attack" is? Now you do. *When* it happens, not *if*, we're all f•cked, unless we're prepared to live in the early-1800s. That's why I write this stuff.

    Are you ready for Obama's (TRAITOR-IL) "October Surprise"?

    What about access to land and fresh water? Right here's an article to address those concerns.

    Are you worried and prepared for the coming paradigm shift? How's your preparation work coming along?

    The end of the dollar is coming; are you prepared for it? Here's a guide to a few canned foods.

    Looks like a "race war" is coming, thanks to the hate-filled nigga race-pimps Jackson, Sharpton, Farrakan and New Black Pampers®, and time is growing shorter and shorter before TSHTF.

    Don't let the possibility of DHS watching your every move deter you in preparing for TSHTF; do it regardless. Your and your Family's safety & survival always comes first. Beware of what your neighbors will do if you're prepared and they're not.

    State and local resistance to the detention provisions contained in the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) continues to grow, rapidly-emerging as a nationwide movement against the illegal and unconstitutional Federal Jack-Booted-Thugs' powers.

    America is already being turned into a giant prison camp, and 90% of Americans either go along with it or don't see it happening. I do.

    When prepping, always plan your survival purchases first on paper; buy them afterward.

    Here's another good preparedness/precious metals website, 321 Gold. No, I don't believe in gold & silver, for what's coming. I believe in *lead & brass*/*food & water* for that situation; the other stuff comes much, much later.

    Here's a new "warning" about a solar-based EMP event. If it happens, TSHTF.

    If Iran attacks America's infrastructure, we've got major problems. Are you prepped and ready for it, when it happens?

    Are you on a tight budget, in a apartment of small house? Try these link resources.

    What happens to a non-Prepper? Read it at your own edification.

    Good, solid Prepping information and related links? Right here.

    Canned, excellent quality meats for long-term storage and use? Right here.

    Shhhhhhhhhhh, don't tell anyone about your "prepping" activities. Keep it quiet, and read this.

    Here are the 5 Warning Signs that America is in decline.

    What if you're a "Beginning Prepper"?

    Ever wonder what "the new normal" might look like? Read it, in chapters. Prepped yet?

    What are the 5 symptoms of SHTF happening?

    The US is headed for a "fiscal cliff"? Gosh, all of the articles posted at the link in this section, have been saying that for many months. And the "geniuses" in DC are just figuring that out? Well, slap me silly!

    Did you know that when the trucks stop, it's over?

    Here's Part 1: Preparing For Disaster. And here's Part 2: Preparing For Disaster. Have you ever thought about what happens to Security During A Breakdown?

    Here's "The A-to-Z List" of what you'll need to survive. It's daunting, but you may already have much of it, in-house and not realize it.

    There's a new Preparedness Manual, available in *.pdf form, right here. Get it, please.

    In case you missed it, here's the "Granddaddy" of Preparedness Manuals.

    And here's yet another (condensed) Preparedness List, to compare against the previous two lists, just so you don't miss anything important.

    Here are "120 powerful pieces of advice for preppers", to read and take-to-heart.

    After Hurricane Sandy, is there any doubt in your mind that you ought to be "prepping" for disasters, before everything is stripped from the stores' shelves? Does this look familiar to you?

    If you were in an area heavily-affected by Sandy, you might have seen some looters running rampant. IMO, they should be shot on sight, not arrested. KILL ALL OF THE LOOTERS!

    What happens in the first 12 hours, after the US Dollar fails?

    Watch The Day the World Ended [Part 1 of 2].

    Watch The Day the World Ended [Part 2 of 2].

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