August 4, 2016

Well, now that the Brexit thing has happened and things are finally starting to visibly fall apart it is time to revisit the old hitch-hiker saying of “Gas, Ass, or Grass, Nobody Rides for Free.” Why? Because of normalcy bias. What the heck is normalcy bias? The exampl...

July 11, 2016

If you are not keeping yourself busy dulling down your senses with drugs (prescription psychotropics or recreational), or food, or shopping, or seeking an adrenalin rush, or TV, or ideology, etc., then maybe, like me, you felt the whole world shift a little closer to t...

June 30, 2016

(Note: I started writing this entry two weeks ago before the Brexit vote.)

Two recent stories, one that was promoted by the Main Stream Media (MSM) and one that was buried and PR spun, display perfectly to me two things. One, capitalism is working perfectly. Two, capita...

June 21, 2016

I have a confession to make. I confess I am mystified. No, wait, that’s a Pukka Orchestra song. I confess that when I wrote in another blog entry that people were dumb if they did not own Joseph A. Tainter’s book The Collapse of Complex Societies and that they should g...

June 2, 2016

There is a really common idea out there among people who accept the idea that we are going to face some form of social upheaval in the near future that I would like to question. In its most basic form it is the idea that survival is a thing that happens at an individua...

May 19, 2016

I was getting ready to write this posting and just came across a great quote I want to share from a guy whose name is Vinay Gupta. He thinks like I do except with two major differences. One, he is actually paid to think about this stuff. And two, in my opinion, while h...

May 14, 2016

Yesterday, the Loblaws grocery store chain had to shut some of its stores across Canada for almost half a day due to what even the Huffington Post had to put in scare quotes as a “‘technical error’.” The CBC article about it says Loblaw's PR department sent them an ema...

May 11, 2016

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I have been thinking about how best to survive a post-apocalyptic dystopian future for a really long time. And, my thinking has evolved over that time as scen...

May 6, 2016

Unfortunately, we do not actually live in a democracy. If this is news to you then you are probably one of the sheeple and you need to either wake up fast or you risk becoming something even worse in the near future – a refugee or victim. I do not mind if you choose to...

April 27, 2016

I am fairly disgusted by my fellow Canadians who have obviously fallen for the tired trope of “Change.” For were it not working as The Powers That Be (TPTB) wished it to work, they would not use such a tired and clearly discredited meme. I know, my disgust is not reall...

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