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McCarthy

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Well given we are having this conversation, they were not.. THE END TIMES. So, things get bad, and then they get better. Thus the wheel turns

Most consider EOD and SHTF a condition that is survivable and not final. Things like a civil war or a true pandemic that wipes out half the country.

If you take it literally or biblical, it doesn't even matter what we do, so this turns your assumption entirely useless. If we all die, there is no point in preparation or discussion.
 

robby

Solar Addict
Robby, You will learn, but for you my friend, it will most likely have to be the hard way.
Do yourself a favor. Take a holiday in Maimi. Go out to a cafe, and have a coffee with some of the Cubans living there. They will give you a real life, non media biased education on leftist leaning politics. Bernie supporters typically have an awakening once they find out what the REAL deal is.
LOL I use to live in Kendal so no need, I have been to a few Cuban coffee shops.
Actually it amazes me that a right winger like yourself could get so enamored by a group of people who live in the United States but actually have no interest in being Americans. The bloody annoying part about living in Miami is walking into every store and everyone is speaking to you in Spanish. I was in Sears and they could not find an employee on the floor that spoke English! And why should they learn English? Our tax dollars go towards making sure every road has Bilingual signs, every school has Bilingual classes and we even make sure that they have as many Spanish TV channels as possible. Cubans don't give a crap about Republican ideology, they are just collectively mad that the Democrats let Castro take over Cuba, so they will vote for anything that hurts the Democrats. And that opinion comes from living there not just visiting.

Cubans in Miami screwed themselves when they flaunted their wealth and made the majority of Cubans feel like second class citizens. The masses rose up and took back the land and properties and the rich fled. It's pretty hard to find a black Cuban in Miami yet Cuba itself is a mixed population (Hmmm wonder if that had anything to do with it). Cubans keep on deluding themselves into thinking that Castro is the problem. Even after six decades and the Castro brothers gone, they don't understand that the Cuban people themselves don't want them back. I know because I have met several Cuban Nationals working abroad on contract and they have no desire to migrate from Cuba nor do they like the "elitist" Cubans in Miami . Right now there is nothing stopping a Cuban from getting on a boat and making the 90 mile trek to Florida and have instant sanctuary. If the people in Cuba are so unhappy why is it that we don't see thousands of them heading over here? Honestly I don't need to hear crap from Cubans in Miami, they created their own situation and now they live here and have transformed a section of America into their own Havana.
 
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McCarthy

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Excellent. My favorite season (Autumn) right now. Can't wait for winter.

I haven't seen snow in about 13 years, let alone real snow that stays around. For the longest time I thought that sub tropical weather is a dream come true. Until you try to work on outdoor projects and sweat your boobs off within 5 minutes every time you step into that 85% humidity.

Working on my minivan camper conversion 15 minutes, followed by having to come inside and cool off.

You can dress for the cold, but not for the heat and humidity.
 

Sanwizard

Photon Sorcerer
I haven't seen snow in about 13 years, let alone real snow that stays around. For the longest time I thought that sub tropical weather is a dream come true. Until you try to work on outdoor projects and sweat your boobs off within 5 minutes every time you step into that 85% humidity.

Working on my minivan camper conversion 15 minutes, followed by having to come inside and cool off.

You can dress for the cold, but not for the heat and humidity.
Funny thing is the first thing I did when I bought my house in South Carolina was go up on the roof to clean off all the grime and pollen off the solar panels. (House sat for 2 years empty)
Now I know where the term "cat on a hot tin roof" came from. Had to stop every 10-15min to go back into the AC. How the F folks lived in the south before AC was invented is beyond me.
That being said, My wife is from Sweden, so it's even worse for her.
In any event, I would rather be sitting under a palm tree by the pool sipping a cool drink, than shoveling out the driveway.
 

upnorthandpersonal

Administrator
I haven't seen snow in about 13 years, let alone real snow that stays around. For the longest time I thought that sub tropical weather is a dream come true. Until you try to work on outdoor projects and sweat your boobs off within 5 minutes every time you step into that 85% humidity.

That's why I am such a fan of Autumn here: cool weather to work outside (cutting trees to prep for lumber, fishing, hunting, foraging) and no bugs. Still enough sun and light hours to get stuff done.
No need for air conditioning really in summer, even if we have a week or two it gets 'hot' - never unbearable, and plenty of water around to cool down in. Winter can be harsh, but the buildings and heating systems are made for this weather. Plus ice fishing is nice :)
 

McCarthy

Solar Addict
Funny thing is the first thing I did when I bought my house in South Carolina was go up on the roof to clean off all the grime and pollen off the solar panels. (House sat for 2 years empty)
Now I know where the term "cat on a hot tin roof" came from. Had to stop every 10-15min to go back into the AC. How the F folks lived in the south before AC was invented is beyond me.
That being said, My wife is from Sweden, so it's even worse for her.
In any event, I would rather be sitting under a palm tree by the pool sipping a cool drink, than shoveling out the driveway.


I love being at the beach, reason number one why I'm messing around with this minivan camper build. I want to be able to stay the entire day or even over night and not worry about parking my nice cars at the beach, being able to fix some real food, take a nap on a real bed or use my own toilet, without having to drive home.

Its always nice on my local beach no matter how hot it gets, but working in my yard or anything outside is a torture.



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McCarthy

Solar Addict
That's why I am such a fan of Autumn here: cool weather to work outside (cutting trees to prep for lumber, fishing, hunting, foraging) and no bugs. Still enough sun and light hours to get stuff done.
No need for air conditioning really in summer, even if we have a week or two it gets 'hot' - never unbearable, and plenty of water around to cool down in. Winter can be harsh, but the buildings and heating systems are made for this weather. Plus ice fishing is nice :)


Our local "bugs" are also no fun. Mosquitos eat me alive as soon as the sun sets. Then we have black widows, brown recluse, gators and or newest addition, Burmese pythons, eating our gators.


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Rich585

Solar Enthusiast
I miss being able to travel. Travel restrictions, Canadians can fly to US but we can’t drive and testing to get back.
Wonder if it will ever get back to normal.
 

McCarthy

Solar Addict
I miss being able to travel. Travel restrictions, Canadians can fly to US but we can’t drive and testing to get back.
Wonder if it will ever get back to normal.


If we don't see a new all time high spike in deaths, traveling between Canada and the US should be back to normal by spring 2022 IMO.
 

upnorthandpersonal

Administrator
Our local "bugs" are also no fun. Mosquitos eat me alive as soon as the sun sets. Then we have black widows, brown recluse, gators and or newest addition, Burmese pythons, eating our gators.

We have one venomous snake (a viper), and that's about it. Sure, mosquitoes, horse flies and the like, but nothing that will kill you or will lead to misery if you don't get treatment fast. Bears are usually dealt with with a good shouting:



:)
 

Sanwizard

Photon Sorcerer
Have you ever been to Taiwan?

My company manufacturers all parts in our facility in Taiwan. We are in the carbon fiber tubing business. By 'my company' I don't mean the company I work for, I mean the company that I hold the majority of shares in.

If you would actually know and talk to Taiwanese, those living in Taiwan, and I do exactly that every week, you would quickly understand that they EXPECT to be railed in any time soon.

China won't have to put any boots on the island, they can easily cut off any sea and air travel or force embargoes and tariffs on them. Also, China long expanded its military control in the South sea. They didn't build all those man-made islands for fun. China considers Taiwan to be a part of their republic ever since and Taiwan knows this.

China was a 3rd world shithole in the 70s. They long surpassed our economy. Totally different state.
Facts are a hard thing for many folks to deal with.
 

Sanwizard

Photon Sorcerer
I love being at the beach, reason number one why I'm messing around with this minivan camper build. I want to be able to stay the entire day or even over night and not worry about parking my nice cars at the beach, being able to fix some real food, take a nap on a real bed or use my own toilet, without having to drive home.

Its always nice on my local beach no matter how hot it gets, but working in my yard or anything outside is a torture.



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That white sand looks like Pensicola.
 

McCarthy

Solar Addict
We have one venomous snake (a viper), and that's about it. Sure, mosquitoes, horse flies and the like, but nothing that will kill you or will lead to misery if you don't get treatment fast. Bears are usually dealt with with a good shouting:



:)

That was funny lol

The bear was so perplexed, he forgot that he is stronger.
 

sunshine

Solar Addict
And what do you think will happen when "we" are all a bunch of lazy losers on government's tit, with mostly useless arts degrees, fading innovation, zero competitiveness, a youth that is addicted to staying at home and playing video games, zero skills?
This is 'old economics' theory! The 'new' or even more simplified 'sharing economics' or even ' go around money economics' is what drives modern economies and while we call it 'new' it is parts of 'old' that escapes logical explanation of economic success.
Argentina found out under Peron that forced industrialisation fails without this concept. China capitalised on its industrial progress only after
new economics came into play. Money circulating within China far outweighs the gains in foreign revenue towards better prosperity.
 

McCarthy

Solar Addict
This is 'old economics' theory! The 'new' or even more simplified 'sharing economics' or even ' go around money economics' is what drives modern economies and while we call it 'new' it is parts of 'old' that escapes logical explanation of economic success.
Argentina found out under Peron that forced industrialisation fails without this concept. China capitalised on its industrial progress only after
new economics came into play. Money circulating within China far outweighs the gains in foreign revenue towards better prosperity.

Working middle class ≠ industrialization

Having a working middle class means that you are independent from other countries, their competition, and any political extorsion.

This one-world-wonderland idea isn't working. It wasn't working when countries tried to make everybody equal within the country through socialism or communism, and it sure will fail on a global stage. We are not equal, never will be. By lowering everybody down to the common denominator we outright eliminate evolution.

And moving money around doesn't create anything, no innovation, no production, no nothing. It only takes money away from maker as long as makers are still willing to play that game. Wait till taxes are so high that nobody is willing to work anymore. Who is going to produce the food you eat? What will you pay your cheap crap from Ali with when the US dollar isn't worth shit anymore?

Won't be me... I'll leave that card house that you voted into place behind, and I'll take the jobs I created with me, and any related tax revenue that was planned to pay for your dream world.
 
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