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Yep… we’re looking a bit ‘rooskie’ here in the near future, so I thought it appropriate to use the old Google Translate to throw it out there. The title of this here Blegg is “Command Economy” which is what I think we’re headed full bore into. Lots of indicators and people putting ‘stuff’ out there… lots of threads which depending on how one ‘weaves’ leads to some potentially unsettling conclusions. Like “Zimbabwe and Venezuelan” levels of shit…
That’s some “Dr. Evil” levels of stupid right there Aye?
But they did print them. And people say “But Big Country, it can never happen here in the Untied Statz! We’re the reserve currency of the world!” To which I say “Yep…for now.” Much like the “The Ceausescu Moment” as I’m going to refer to as from now on, as the Zen would identify it as ‘something is something, until it is not.’ (Yeah… loving my new studies)
Currently since 2019, there are 192 countries with exchange rate agreements, and 38 of those have exchange rate agreements with the United States. Of those 38 nations, 14 have currencies pegged to the USD. ‘Pegged’ unlike the loathsome Cara Delevigne’s Met Gala thing… (I unfortunately saw that shit plastered like everywhere…’Peg the Patriarchy’… hey you stupid whore, you are the Patriarchy by dint of your lineage) Anyways, sorry Uber-rich assholes shitting on ‘normie ‘Murica’ pisses me off… So to contine, pegged means thhat the rate of the exchange between the USD and the one I’m most familiar with is the KWD or Kuwaiti Dinar…. when I was there in 2006, it was ONE KWD equaled $3.40 +/-. Reason their cashola is so strong? Oil baby, straight up light, sweet, filthy crude.
That was in 2006… and today?
Huh… howabout that?
THAT is what we got for kicking Saddam the fuck back north. Only time it spiked was back in the height of the recession in 2008, where it shot up to $3.80 per dinar. I fully expect to see that to climb BTW back up… it keeps the oil flowing at a relatively fixed rate despite OPEC and fuckery. Now, I’m NOT an economist… I just see the pieces parts that supposed experts have out there and what I’ve experienced. I mean I -almost- took a bath on the Iraqi Dinar… I know some folks who purely took it fully up the ass on IRD. IRD under Saddam had a similar exchange rate as KWD. Then ‘stupid’ happened and a lot of my fellow contractors bought in on the NEW IRD. They got taken to the cleaners… What a glorious grift right there Aye? I -only- invested $200 in the shit, and dumped it and actually made like a $25 profit at the time. Now? Shitpaper man… the dollar is king still there.
So, point being, in a recent interview out there, Eric Prince formerly of Blackwater Fame, well, he was being interviewed about the goatfuck in Affy. He was asked his opinion on things, and he in the middle of it, threw out casually, he said, “By the way, this is the end of the US dollar.” From the article:
“Now, why is Eric Prince talking about the dollar? And he very quickly went on to say that, why do people have confidence in the dollar? Why is the dollar the leading reserve currency? Why is the dollar the leading currency for payments worldwide, not just, of course, the United States? But why is China stuck with dollars, or Russia stuck with dollars, et cetera? Why is oil price in dollars? On and on. And the answer is, military power”
Annnnnnnnd there it is.
Yep. Thank you Hudson. Sometimes it takes a Private to identify the problem.
Something the Brass don’t understand. They (the Brass… the real higher-higher) don’t like to associate with the lower ranks ‘cos the fumes from the lower-enlisted make them tarnish… What Prince is referring to is we just got our heads metaphorically and literally handed to us by goatfuckers.
Now, what does that mean? Means a lot more folks out there might be ‘feeling the groove’ and confident. Like say, Kim Jong Un, who -just- launched some highly sophisticated ICBMs, one of them from a fucking TRAIN…. as I recall from Cold War days, when the Soviets revealed train-launched ICBMs we lost our collective shit, as you can’t rally track them easily. Well, the Norks just stuck a middle finger in the air, then horizontally, for “Fuck you, and the horse you road in on!” Japan must have freaked, but we won’t hear anything from the Ministry Of Propaganda Organs… All is well and serene and good and righteous in the New Xio-Bi-Den Regime.
Now, one the other hand, other side of the Globe, a HUGE Chinese company China Evergrande just shit the bed. Full on “Lehman Moment”. 300 billion in a potential default. TL:DR is that they bought a shitton on real-estate on margin and using questionable loans, built GIANT apartment complexes and whole cities on said-property (google “ghost cities in China… weird creepy stuff) and then no one moved in. The expectation was all them redneck (yellowneck?) farmers and country folk would pull up and move into these here big fancy cities, and populate them, work the factories and enjoy them thar new thangs like them ceeee-ment ponds and whatnot.
Reality? The Chinese are intrinsically tied to their land. As in you always are tied to the home village. It’s where your ancestors are buried. Ancestor worship is HUGE in China… that can’t be understated, and the new modren Chinese business model never took that into account. Most of the modren elites spurn that stuff as backwards… which is also why Xi Jingping is cracking down on the modren side of Chinese life… no more allowing western corrupting influences… but anyway, this place Evergrande took a giant shit on the table so to speak. Because of this, Evergrande’s liabilities involve more than 128 banks and over 121 non-banking institutions. Which means they fall, they all fall.
And considering the Chinese economy is as Fake and Gay as ours is? Phony Baloney Money allllll over the place, cyber “0”s and “1”s in a computer somewhere, add a few zeros, knock a few off?
Whatever. Now the rubber is meeting the road. Part of the problem is that years ago, China was the ‘go-to’ for cheap slave labor. Now? Not so much. With the modrenization of China, comes the ‘wants and needs’ of the common dirt-folk. Meaning that yeah, Wang may be uneducated, and left the farm for one of them ‘high paying (to him, at the time) jobs’ for $.50 an hour and learns how to put, say an iPhone together. He works 12 hour shifts, 6 days a week in near slave labor conditions. Problem is, what little time he has off, he starts seeing the “WORLD” for the first time, and all of a sudden, he realizes his labor is worth more and that he wants more as well… Multiply that by half a billion folks, and all of a sudden, the wants and needs’ require a bit more than “A honest days work for and honest days beating”. And considering this was all done by expanding credit everywhere?
Reminder: Debts eventually, in some way, shape or form, have to be paid back.
And so, I foresee a a wipeout coming. Especially in light of the fact that my house? I just got another offer on it. The “Fuck You Money” is up to just shy of $400K!!! OMG… That should tell you something right there. That ain’t a “It needs a new roof (almost time) minor repairs” sort of thing, that’s “Here’s the check, Thanks so much.” and boom. That right there is the biggest personal indicator of serious problems… this bubble that’s happening makes the one from 04/05 look like nothing. In response, the new command economy, which because of the Coof seems to be well on it’s way to being a GlobohomoMegaCorpDotGov amalgamation of the Zon, WallyWorld and some other Giant Mega corps like Fecesbook and Goolag for total control. Think Ultra-Fascist-Socialist Lite.
Consider also that the Xio-Bi-Den regime just totally fucked over the French, (not that for nothing this isn’t quite a bad thing in many quarters) however, The French had a deal with Australians to provide a new Submarine (nuke apparently) and we went and cut them out by offering them a technology transfer (along with the Brits) of Nuke Tech to form a ‘new alliance’ AUKUS. Now, as Hershel has posited over at his house, https://www.captainsjournal.com/2021/09/15/the-worst-opsec-violation-in-my-lifetime/ that Australia is beholden to China in a major way, way worse than us apparently, and any transfer of tech is sure as fuck prolly gonna end up in Joe Chink’s pocket. He makes a valid point. My concerns are more along the lines of that The Aussies and Brits have gone “full retard” on their population…
Who’d be wagging the dog in this AUKUS group? Are WE in charge? What’s the deal? Seems questionable either way, seeings that we’re already Balls Deep with both countries in NATO. Are there going to be new restrictions and/or requirements in this ‘alliance’? I mean considering BOTH Oz and the UK are gun free zones, I wouldn’t put it past them to try and exert some sort of anti-gun thing? “We won’t participate/dock/work with as it’s too dangerous in the CONUS.” Which would ALSO go a long ways in explaining the ramping up/promotion of general lawlessness all over the Untied Statz… what if it is a long term plan?
I mean why not? These days any conspiracy is as good as the next? Brit/Aussie Boat docks in a city for liberty, and a large apportionment of the crew out on-the-town gets wiped out by “gangbangers” or “outlaws” or better yet, “evil Whypeepo Superpreemicysts” trying to stop “The New World Odor”? At this point anything is on the table. Especially since I can see them selling it as “In order to preserve our ‘Special, Historic Relationshit’, Our Dear and Glorious Infallible Dear and Beloved Leader has ordained that all firearms are outlawed and to be turned in forthwith immediately in odor to preserve our military obligations!”
Change my mind.
They are more than capable. Speaking of conspiracies, I’ll take this as a solid confirmation that The Speech that the Retard spewed, the one where I did the “Frankie sez Relax” poast about? I called it like I saw it at the time, which was an intentional provocation with the hopes of having someone, somewhere lose their collective shit, and lash out. Sundance at Conservative Treehouse makes the case which, to my reading, he’s dead to rights:
The TL;DR: In order for the DotGov to do anything the bureaucracy has to be involved. The Kidsniffer Pursuivant’s speech? Ain’t no movement -anywhere- in order to get such a TALL mission implemented. Nevermind even started. ZERO mentions of the ‘mandate’ at the Department of Labor and/or OSHA (ostensibly the how and why of implementation). Which means Dear Leader, for lack of a artful term, was full of shit.
A direst quote: “The silence of the machine tells us it is not turned on. The bureaucracy has not been triggered.” And considering how it IS the bureaucracy IS the DotGov right now tells me they were never serious, but were hoping to provoke something. Anything.
Yep. Looks like I called it. Yay me. Whatever.
Look, we got to keep on keeping on. No matter what they say, no matter how many ‘lines in the sand’ they have us draw… ignore them. After all, it’s just sand. And by ignoring them, we ‘take the piss’ out of them, remove the wind from the sails… Best thing? Work local. figure out if the locals are going to enforce anything. Because ultimately, it’s going to be the locals who have to try and enforce anything Leviathan puts in place. Aesop had a great article on how to fuck them up…
But, Gotta git back to work/woke. Yeah, “Unconscious Bias Training” today.
I’m going to go dig my old mouth guard out so’s I don’t damage the enamel.
Add on we got GranBebe again… >le sigh< ….love her, but cancel sleep again
Head on a Swivel.
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