Saturday, March 24, 2012

Gas Prices Up - Will Commodity Prices - Like Ammo Prices - Follow?

I am betting that prices of all goods transported by any vehicle that uses gasoline or diesel will soon be going up again, what with the price of a barrel of oil recently and with the current price at the pumps and with summertime prices coming soon. If prices go up much more than they have, it is going to start getting really difficult to buy things that I think will be necessary if the SHTF or if we wind up in the middle of TEOTWAWKI (The End of the World As We Know It). I would like to be ready for the end of the world and all that comes with it, it might be an adventure, but I am not ready for it right now. To that end, the end of being ready for TEOTWAWKI, or even being ready for TCOTWAWKI (The Continuation of the World As We Know It - as in another 4 years of the Obamessiah which could certainly hasten TEOTWAWKI) I just bought another 500 rounds of Wolf, polymer coated, 7.62x39mm HP ammunition. I would like to have bought a thousand rounds but being on a limited budget, I have to take it easy. This order cost me: $113.71. Not a bad price by what it goes for nowadays but wow, it sure has gotten expensive over the past 5 or 6 years. Then again, it is less expensive now than it was in 2009. Wonder if the prices then had anything to do with who it was that took over as president that year?

One thing I have going for me with this order is that I just returned a pair of shoes and a pair of boots that I bought from Sportsman's Guide. That return will put a refund on my Amex card of about $130 or so. I used Amex to buy the ammo, so I'll actually be ahead of the game a little bit, and there was nothing spent out of pocket since the shoes were already paid for. The only down side is no new shoes for me.

All the best,
Glenn

What if Trayvon Had Been White, and the Shooter Black?

What if Trayvon Had Been White, and the Shooter Black?
An excellent read with a lot of truth to it. If we want to end racism then we had best start treating everyone equally and race baiters had best be made to keep their mouths shut. That can either mean that each time someone believed to be white shoots a black person, blacks can continue to rant, rave and rage against so called racism while being racist themselves but it also means that whites should do likewise each time a white person is shot by a black person. Could you imagine that. If whites did it too, well there would be an awful lot more of protest marches as per the statistics just quoted in the linked piece. Or it could mean, we all start acting sensibly and doing things peacefully and respectfully without race baiting. Sadly, neither the first or second option is likely to happen and the race baiters will just keep being as racist as they can possibly be and they will keep getting the support of the media while doing so because it makes for 'good' press. Sooner or later though, if that keeps up, things will explode one day and it won't be the people who are marching now that set off the powder kegs. We really would be better off without all the race baiting and racism but it almost seems a race war is almost destined to come our way soon if stuff like this keeps up much longer.

Hat tips to Wirecutter and the Feral Irishman, I found the link on both of their sites.


All the best,
Glenn B
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