This is my second blog.

My first blog chronicled my experiences over three years caring for my dad as he lived through and finally died from Alzheimer's. That is the book that is for sale.

This second blog kind of chronicles of life, what it is like to start your life over in your late 50's. After caretaking, you are damaged, file bankruptcy, and the world doesn't care what you did. After 8 months of unemployment, you wake each day knowing the world doesn't want you. Finally you do find a job, 5 weeks before homelessness, but doing what you did 30 years ago and getting paid what you did 30 years ago. So this is starting over.

The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014


Funny thing about blogging.  When I post a blog and no one comments, the general readership is less than 10.  When there is one comment and a reply, it generally falls between 10 and 20.  When there are three or more, the readership number jumps to over 20 to 50 or more.  Which always makes me wonder why I haven't created a persona to comment on my own blogs, except that it would be seriously tacky and probably somewhat psychotic.

Got to keep the lunies off the path, don't you know.

Well, another day, another end of the world as we know it story going viral on the net.  The latest story is a secret source, because it's ALWAYS a secret very well connected highly placed never did me wrong source, is claiming that Texas State Troopers and Rangers - the cops not the baseball team - were told to put their survival stuff in the trunk of their cars and be prepared to operate for up to a month with NO CONTACT as of March 1st.

This one started on John Moore's show.  JR Moore is a retired special forces and career cop who now makes his living with a daily internet radio show from deep in the mountains of Missouri waiting for the end of the world; you can buy just about anything a serious prepper could think of on his website.

John Moore, Alex Jones, Hagmann & Hagmann, The Common Sense Show (which ironically just did a comparison with The Bonus Army a couple of days after I wrote about the Bonus Army), and countless websites all predicting that the end of the world is just around the corner.

I'm sorry, if you predict the end of the world every year for 20 years and when it happens in year 21, you can't claim, "see, told you so".

The worse is some guy named Lindsey Williams whom you can find mp3's from the 1990's predicting all of his 'insiders' telling him that this is it and then all you need to do is order his CD's, which I've never done.  I mean, think about it.  God comes to you and tells you that the end of the world is July 15th, 2020 and you put out your dream/vision on a DVD/cd for just 19.95?  Think that is what God expected?

Look, there is a lot going on in the world.  There is certainly attempts to curtail American freedom, kill the American dream, take away guns, we have droughts which is going to cause serious food shortages/price increases, and yada yada yada.  The point is we've always had bad moons rising, storm clouds on the horizon, and always will till the Lord returns.

But when will the purveyors of doom start being held accountable for their on air proclamations of doom?  What if I heard the John Moore show on Monday and went out, maxed out my CC at the gun store buying several guns and thousands of rounds of ammo, then Home Depot to buy wood to barricade my home and was all ready for the EMP on Saturday and nothing happened. John Moore going to cover that credit card payment?

The internet is great for freeing the flow of information and news from the corporate news system, otherwise known as  Government PR Inc., so they can't just put out stories as they want to spin them.  And in the end, the powers that be are more powerful than ever but the nation is more divided than ever because all the truth in the world won't get an American off his ass to say No More!

I guess the town criers of the internet are no different that the psychics whom people pay to tell them the future when you really think about it.  People are gullible, plain and simple, whether it means spending money to have someone read a palm or buying crap from a web site with a radio show that is telling you the end of the world is right around the corner and you better be ready.  Let's face it, some of these guys have been around since the 1990's making bucks off of fear.

Yet, there is some truth in much of what is said.  Our government is a corrupt cesspool of demonic little nymphs stealing us blind.  Did you see where Diane Finestein's husband's company won the bid to build the new high speed rail system in California, well, just the opening spur at something like 65 million per mile.  Amazing how wealthy she and her hubby have become since she's been in the Senate, just coincidence all the government business her husband's firm has won since she became a senator.

The point is, Americans are never going to do what is necessary to fix the problems until the whole system crashes.  We are not going to go to the polls this year and vote out every incumbent congressman, senator, or governor who's made their adult living sucking off the teet of the taxpayer.  We are going to keep sending them back to stick it up our butts and say thank you may I have another until God tires of the american experiment and deservingly wipes us out for good.

Now, there are good people to listen to like The Deyo's, Stan and Holly.  Stan is a scientist who views it all as a scientist and is not likely to make wild claims.  Holly's book Dare to Prepare is the bible on preparing for bad times, like floods, droughts, fires, nuclear leaks, gremlins escaping hell and running rampant, etc.  But they will also tell you to enjoy the day, take in the beauty around you.  And I like Quayle, I like the Bible thumping view on things, looking at all of this mess from a supernatural standpoint.

I guess the thing Monday just pissed me off.  I've said before, the EMP is inevitable, be it another solar flare that wipes out our electrical grid or some nut job with a nuke.  It may be tomorrow, it may be in 20 years, it may be in 200 years.  But I am seriously tired of anonymous sources making wild claims or guys with secret names calling in to radio shows to dish out the inside information but can't give their real name because their life would be in danger; then spend an hour talking how the NSA tracks all calls.  Duh.

And for all those thinking the crap is about to hit the fan, that riots, martial law, executions, and the US being sent back to the 1800's; just remember this: if there is an EMP and you manage to survive 90 days, that is about the time all the nuclear power plants and research plants will go critical and blow; covering the entire planet with nuclear radiation, killing every living thing.

Seriously, I heard that on an internet radio show, they interviewed a top nuclear scientists named Dr. Nucleus.

Ooooh You cannot reach me now
Ooooh No matter how you try
Goodbye cruel world it's over
Walk on by

Sitting in a bunker here behind my wall
Waiting for the worms to come (Worms to come)
In perfect isolation here behind my wall
Waiting for the worms to come (Worms to come)

Waiting to cut out the deadwood
Waiting to clean up the city
Waiting to follow the worms

Waiting to put on a black shirt
Waiting to weed out the weaklings
Waiting to smash in their windows
And kick in their doors

Waiting for the final solution
To strengthen the strain
Waiting to follow the worms
Waiting to turn on the showers
And fire the ovens
Waiting for the queers and the coons
and the reds and the Jews
Waiting to follow the worms

Would you like to see Britannia
Rule again my friend
All you have to do is follow the worms
Would you like to send our coloured cousins
Home again my friend
All you need to do is follow the worms.