December 4, 2014

“We can spend our lives letting the world tell us who we are. Sane or insane. Saints or sex addicts. Heroes or victims. Letting history tell us how good or bad we are. Letting our past decide our future. Or we can decide for ourselves. And maybe it’s our job to invent something better.”


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  1. Tuokol says:

    I agree with your assesment, and as aside I just found the poscadt and love it, and would to add in about China. The reason why China is going along with it is because they don’t have much choice and the central government needs as much time as possible to shore up their position. While it may be strange to say this, China is actually a very unstable and weak nation, and they are going through a very delicate period of leadership transition.Ultimately China’s economic model is unsustainable, planned economies always are, and the Chinese government has made their legitimacy rest entirely on continued economic growth. This won’t continue, previous examples of rapidly rising export economies show this. Many of their industries would have negative return rates if it were not for government subsidies.They also have a real estate bubble that far dwarfs the one we had back in 2007, and they have an infrastructure bubble as well. What does this mean? That Chinas economy will crash at the worst or, at the minimum, experience a major set back. This will queue major unrest in a nation that already experiences thousands of major protests a year, something that most mainstream media doesn’t report.This is why the Chinese government encourages their people to buy commodities as they hope to try and have as little unrest as possible. Unrest is coming, but the Chinese governments goal, surprise surprise, isn’t so to help their people so much as to ensure that they will remain in power. If the US has a fascist economy then the Chinese have a gangster one.Moreover China holds trillion of dollars in debt that they will never see a payment on, or if they do, at such a significantly reduced rate, due to inflation of the US dollar, that it won’t matter. Once again, the Chinese government is playing it so well because their survival depends on it. China lacks many of the natural advantages in terms of resources, geography, and wealth that the US does. Like Russia they are playing a game against time in terms of demographics, they know this, and they are acting accordingly. Provided that the collapse isn’t so bad that the US has to deal with real secessionist movements, paticularly around the Mississippi river basin which is one of the major reasons why the US is a global power, then I expect the US to remain the worlds super power. But that doesn’t mean much for the average American. Power is relative, and the king of the mountain and the king of a mole hill are still technically both kings.Anyways love the poscadts and I will continue to follow them in the future to help plan my prepping needs. Unfortunately for me I live in an urban area and will continue to do so because of job requirements and family needs.Current score: 0

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