Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Extortion 101

 

Extortion is a crime in which one person attempts to force another person to do something against his will. Extortion is used to force the victim to give property or money to the perpetrator, or to take some action, such as giving someone a promotion, or voting for something.

I was going to write about the farce that just passed in the Senate double-speak named the “inflation reduction bill”.

Luckily – other people beat me to it:

Dissident Thoughts: The Squeeze Is Coming

The Small Hold: 87,000 New IRS Cops?

What people don't remember or are not aware of – paying your taxes is voluntary and always has been. Here is an excerpt from Turbo Tax

 

“Failure to comply

Although the U.S. tax system is voluntary, failure to comply carries stiff penalties. If you under-report your income or overstate your deductions, you'll face fines and interest charges. If you fail to file a tax return, the IRS will file a substitute return based only on the information it has—meaning you likely won't receive the benefit of any deductions and will end up paying more tax than you should. The IRS also has the power to levy your bank accounts, garnish your wages and place a lien on your property if you don't voluntarily pay what you owe. In serious cases, you may even face criminal charges.”


Once you have signed your tax return, on the other hand – now it is a legally binding contract. It still all boils down to compliance. So it's voluntary but if don't comply we will mess you up in a myriad of ways. And now that they have tied climate change, your health and your digital asset management all together the IRS can now going around breaking knee caps for non-compliance.

It makes you wonder what they have planned in the future. The real question is – when they hire all these new IRS agents – will they be hired for their ability to audit a tax form or for their small arms marksmanship? I guess we may know soon enough.

Take care out there.

Monday, August 8, 2022

Day Off

I took the day off today. Have a couple floating holidays I need to use up, plus, my job accrues PTO fast so I figured I would give myself some three day weekends. I finished organizing my stores yesterday. Just going to do some laundry and putz around for the rest of the day. I was going to post a cute animal video, but even they are tainted. What is with all the cucumbers? Never mind, I don't want to know.


 

Saturday, August 6, 2022

The Great Oregon Bag Debacle – Pre-plandemic to the Present

(This post is dedicated to my friend Cederq who recently moved back to Oregon and came face to face with having to pay 5 cents a bag when buying groceries. I feel for you Cederq. I felt the same way.)

Here is a link to Cederq's post over at the Busted Knuckles blog:

5 cents, 5 fucking cents….

I thought I would give the historical context on how Oregon got there. From my own personal experience. Sorry – I don't have time for finding links and exact dates. Just going to give a rough timeline from my own memory – which is sketchy at best.

Back in the day, when I was growing up, when you went to the store, they bagged your groceries in brown paper bags. It was just the way it was and no-body gave it much thought.

Somewhere around the late 70's – early 80's – a bunch of wealthy tree-hugging environmentalists moved to Oregon from California. They decided that paper bags were bad because they needed to save the forests – even though Oregon is 85% timberland. So they introduced plastic bags. If they could have at the time, they would have eliminated paper bag use altogether. But there was still such a high demand for paper bags, that they had to be content with the choice “paper or plastic.”

Early in the 21st century – when virtue signaling was in it's infancy – those same environmentalists noticed that all those plastic bags were starting to pile up in landfills. So the paper bags were evil (save the forests – SAVE THE EARTH) and plastic bags were evil (save the landfills – SAVE THE EARTH!)

Enter the re-usable bag. Those were the semi-cloth bags that folded like a paper bag but with handles and bright colors on the outside. They were $1.50 or $2.00 each and everybody who was anybody was using them. I began to smell a rat. I definitely smelt a psy-op. I doubled down and refused to use re-usable bags no matter how many dirty looks I got in the grocery check out line. This went on for years.

January 1, 2020. I go to the grocery store like usual. When I get up to pay – the checker informs me that I will now be FORCED to buy re-usable bags because paper and plastic bags were ILLEGAL!

WTF!

Yep – they had dubbed the usual plastic bags as “single-use” (which was such a LIE because we all re-used them) and that was somehow evil because they said so (saving the planet doncha know). It was really and truly illegal now to use them in the store. I was completely blindsided with the news and had to buy four or five re-usable bags unless I wanted my groceries rolling around all over the car. I was HIGHLY pissed off at the stupidity of such a law.

All of a sudden, single-use plastic bags were hard to come by. I hadn't realized how much I did re-use them until I couldn't get them anymore. I remember an HR guy teasing me about “contraband” because I had a couple stashed in my desk drawer. I lamented the fact that I had just thrown a bunch away right before that and they were now gone forever. Well, almost forever.

March 2020. Covid hits and insanity ensues. Everything changed at the grocery stores. At first you weren't required to wear a mask, then you were. Social distancing was mandatory and there were stickers on the floors showing you how far apart you could stand as you waited in line. There were big arrow stickers on the floors showing you that the aisles were now one way only.

(Side note: I didn't notice the arrows at first. I was looking up at the shelf, trying to find a jar of pickles. A woman covered head to toe and heavily masked started screaming at me and pointing at the floor. Her husband – who was not wearing a mask – was blocking my way forward. I was going the wrong way. When I realized it was me she was screaming at, I got so mad that I got right in her face and told her to F off. I was surprised at myself. I had never done that before. I walked over to the veggie department and told my husband that I had just told some old biddy to F off. He just grinned and said, “That's my girl.”)

Overnight, reusable bags had become toxic, super spreaders. If you touched it, ain't no way a checker was going to touch it. It could be contagious. So now, you couldn't use the reusable bags because of the possibility of cooties, but they also couldn't go back to the “single use” bags – having just run a highly successful campaign against them.

So they brought in these thick plastic bags that were practically useless. They were too thick to be re-used and were so badly designed that they sucked to even use for your groceries. Everyone hated them. Just one more thing to stress everyone out.

At the end of the day, they quietly made it legal again to use paper or plastic “single use” bags at the grocery stores. It was going to cost you 5 cents a bag now, which may have been the plan all along. Oregonian's were now willing to pay the 5 cents because they could have a tiny slice of normal back in their lives and everyone could just stop talking about it already.

So, suck it up and pay the 5 cents, because in Oregon, it LITERALLY could be worse. Take care out there my friends. (LOL)

Thursday, August 4, 2022

On Finding a Pack

 

The Good Citizen has an amazing post that lays out the cold hard facts on a possible future scenario:

The Strength of the Wolf

My current pack consists of my poor sick husband and an old fat beagle. My neighbors are transitory. Some stay for the weekend, some for a couple weeks and then they are gone. Never to be seen again. We have one permanent neighbor who I have noticed, flying his little drone around, but I've never really talked to him. Maybe I should.

Not really sure how long we will be in this spot. As long as I have my job, we are to remain here. If that goes away, then I don't really know. Where ever the Lord leads I guess. 

For now - we are pack-less.

Take care out there.

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Good Bye Oregon. Nice Knowing You.

 

Well. It was bound to happen sooner or later.

Oregonians To Vote On Gun Control Measure Opponent Calls "Strictest" In The Nation

Watch closely because this bill will pass one way or another. Oregon has had mail-in ballots for years and while living there, I always felt like it didn't matter which way you voted. There was no way to check if they processed your vote properly or not and they were pretty secretive when it came to counting those votes.

Oregon has had controversial ballot measures in the past, such as giving driver's licenses to illegal aliens, etc. When the people of the state voted it down three times in a row, the Oregon Legislature just had one of their “emergency sessions” and rammed it through anyway. The political leadership in that state is corrupt to high heaven and you know they are just itching to make it near impossible to obtain firearms.

I still believe they will lock down the borders of Oregon in the near future and you won't be able to travel in or out of the state unless you have a vax passport. Oh, and while they have you stopped on the side of the road checking your shot status, they might just inquire about your guns to see if you are in compliance. Do not consent to let them search your vehicle and tell them you want a lawyer and say nothing more. We live in very dark times my friends.

Buy guns and ammo while you still can. They need you disarmed as a whole to make it easier to kill you later. Can't have 2nd amendment advocates skulking around talking about their “rights” now can we?

Take care out there.

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Where are All the Workers?

I know that lots of other people have asked this question in the truth community, but it bears asking again. Where is everyone?

I like to listen to Southern Prepper1's “Boots on the Ground” reports on you tube. You can find his channel here. Almost every report he mentions restaurants and fast food joints either closing or running on reduced hours due to not having enough workers. Why?

So what do we know?

My generation (Gen X) has lamented for a while about the younger generations (Gen Z, millennial's) having a serious lack of work ethic. In their defense, they really got a raw deal. They do not know what life is like without computer's, cell phones and video games. They can't afford to move out of the house because rents are astronomical and there is no way they can even think of buying a house. So they still live with mom and dad. Aren't their parents making them get jobs? Who is paying for their cell phones and video games?

Some are afraid that whatever the next wave the TV tells them about might get them. Seriously – I know people personally that feel that way. Some have taken the shot and are too sick to work (that is being actively covered up – but the insurance companies can't help but notice.) There are those that are unwilling to get the shot and can't find a job that doesn't require it. Catch 22. We hear about high school athletes dropping dead suddenly. Maybe there are more out there that we don't hear about.

Moving on – what about all those flooding across the border? Who is paying their way lately? What are they doing with their time? They aren't filling the jobs.

Some small businesses can't actually afford to hire anyone, having basically been destroyed because of mandates and loss of customers due to the economy. They will never be coming back.

Higher up, I believe there are a lot more of us out here that were forced out of our jobs due to the v requirements. Doctors, nurses, firemen, policemen etc. Don't even get me started on how they have absolutely destroyed our military. Want to know why recruitment is down? Because you completely suck now in the most traitorous way imaginable. No one wants to be part of your gay and tranny army and you forced all the good men out. What a sad, sad joke. The only silver lining is, our good soldiers who were forced out are back in our communities. Solidly on our side.

I wish I had more information and insights for you, but for now, the question remains unanswered.



 

Monday, August 1, 2022

Remember the Loaves and Fishes

 

So, a funny thing happened to me yesterday, thought I would share.

Last week, while shopping, I wanted to get some ground beef. I was shocked at the prices! I've never seen ground beef so expensive! I just stood there at a loss for a few minutes. Kind of looked up and down at the meat prices, not really willing to pay so much.

In a little corner of the meat aisle were some packages of ground beef with stickers on them that said, reduced for quick sale $4.63 for a pound. That was ironic since normally ground beef is $3.50 or there about. The meat still looked good and it was the lowest price they had so I went ahead and bought it. I put it in the freezer as soon as I got home.

On Saturday I pulled it out and stuck it in the fridge to thaw. I wanted to use up all the odds and end veggies I had in the fridge before they went bad. I asked my husband if he wanted noodles or rice for a casserole. He said rice. I said, you got it.

So a spent an hour or so cutting up the veggies. This is what I ended up having in my fridge: half a yellow onion, half a red pepper, half a green pepper and a half a can of corn. I had a beef steak tomato that wasn't going to make it through the week. I seeded it and chopped it up. I had an older bunch of green onions and wanted to make way for the new green onions so sliced them up.

I made some rice – but not from our stores – this was from an open bag of jasmine that we already had and that bag isn't empty. I made extra rice because it will keep in a plastic baggie for a while in the fridge and I hate making rice. Lol!

So I started cooking everything in a big frying pan and decided to see if there was anything else I could throw in. Found a fourth of a jar of alfredo sauce, some sage that was dried that had been fresh, threw them in. There was even a little container of ranch dressing left over from the hot wings we had on our anniversary, threw that in too.

Paprika is an underappreciated spice in my opinion. I love it so I put in a little extra, along with some other spices. Added some cheese on top and put it in the oven.

Out of that one pound of ground beef and my other leftovers – I had enough casserole for lunches for most of the week AND enough to freeze some for dinner next week. I estimate 10 meals altogether and nothing was wasted. It was really yummy too.

I thought about Jesus and the loaves and fishes. 5 loaves and I think 2 fish - after feeding a huge crowd of people they had 12 baskets of leftovers. That's God's amazing provision!

Take care out there!