Up and Running

Greetings Me Droogs N Droogettes!
So, power came back at around 9-ish.  Seems that one of the BIG transformers blew up the street, and took down a sizable portion of the Area.  Now… that leaves, leastways by my LAST count two, count ’em two spares that TECO has on hand.  They standard was four, but in the past few summer months, #1 went up back in early June, and now this one.  Lead time from China on a build for one of them?  Try 4 to 5 months.  They ain’t cheap, and they sure as hell ain’t easy to move around.  They got the new one in place after about 2 hours, but the jury-rigged the wiring (that I could tell) ASAP, just to get the juice flowing again.

They’re still at it as of 14:00 today. 
Ahhh the Logistician in me -loves– watching the delicate ballet that is the supply-chain-in-action.  Used to get a bit of a thrill DOING it in Iraq, except in a more active participatory role.  Biggest mission I can recall was a HUGE convoy from up North… came in at the  Habur Gate between Turkey and Iraq.  My base of operations that was setting up and riding ‘shotgun’ so to speak was Al-Qayyarah Air Base or “Q-West”, also called “Key West” by those of us there.  Waaay north of Baghdad, slightly south of Mosul.  Middle-O-Nowhere but the largest Log-Base in the North.

I had to organize the convoy… “X” amount of trucks, drivers, assistant drivers, parts, spares, shooters, Bobtails (spare trucks that were towed in case a Primary got taken out) Air Cover, MedEvac points… man… LOTS of work.  And I was just part of the team of guys who did it.  Lots of little fiddly bits to get the ‘overall mission’ accomplished.
People see ‘stuff’ on the shelf in the market… It’s taken for granted that there’s always going to be ‘stuff’ to be put on the shelf.

We by and large are the most spoiled humans to have ever lived
People just don’t -get-that
Case in point. 
Power outage last night?  OK… no biggie.  Sapper grabbed a book, I grabbed my phone and lappie to poast.  Wifey?
Yeeeeeah… gonna have to have a looong talk with her about the way things might end up going IF the shit ever really hits the fan.  30 minutes into no Air Conditioning and internet (she’s been bingeing on some chick-show lately) and she goes “Maybe we should look at getting a hotel room if this keeps up.”
Are you fucking kidding me? 
This does not bode well.
Told her to watch the show on her phone.  Lord knows we’re paying for the unlimited DotMil plan so she should use the hell out of it.

She -sez- that if it’s a real disaster she’ll be able to adapt.  Judging from what she told me about her life before I was around, she’s a pretty tough chick.  Just lil things like that, well, they worry me.  A bit of discomfort and she’s looking for backup options ASAP?  Man, what happens when we ain’t got water coming out of the taps, or even worse it IS coming out but it’s so toxic that you can’t use it.

Now, she does admit that she’s currently spoiled rotten, by me and society in general.
Part of the reason I’m with her is she IS ‘awake’ and red-pilled as far as a woman can be.

They, the rest of society?

When the wheels come off, it’s going to be spectacular.

So -other- things:
Couple of possibly real/possibly fake graphs and stuff from off of Blab.  One of them was the much-talked about chart from deagel:

Now, deagel is, according to sources one of the go-to think tanks that utilize all sorts of info, demographics, intelligence, birth/death rates, well… just about anything that you can quantify.  And the chart above is, shall we say, disturbing?

By their projections, the populations of -some- countries, by 2025 are positively going to crash and burn.  The US, Russia… hell… if I were Finnish or Hungarian, I’d be slightly more than concerned.  Now as to the accuracy/veracity of these things?  Dunno.  Can’t say.  But for the fact that -someone- out there, doing ‘numbers crunching’ came out and said “Yeah, y’all motherfuckers are gonna be dying like flies.” is a bit nervous-making.

In light of the supposed ‘rules’ that they play by… I mean ‘they’ whoever -they- are, supposedly play by rules where they have to ‘telegraph’ what they intend to do to us… something Luciferin in it… so as to allow the targets to have a ‘fair chance’ at defending against -whatever- IT is.  I mean I have no idea.  I know that faaar too often has something exceptionally untoward happened and only after the fact do we look back and go “Oh shit!  It was staring us right in the face whole time!”

One of the weirder cases(s) in point was the World Trade Center.  A TV series offshoot of the “X Files” called “The Lone Gunmen” had a story of the -exact- thing that DID happen:

“In The Lone Gunmen’s premiere episode, “Pilot”, which aired March 4, 2001, members of the U.S. government conspire to hijack an airliner, almost hitting the World Trade Center, and blame the act on terrorists to gain support for a new profit-making war. The episode aired six months prior to the September 11 attacks.”

Uh, ok.  then there was also a few album covers which showed both towers crashing and burning, as well as a “Illuminati New World Order Card Game” that came out in 1994, with such cards as these:

It’s really hard for me to believe in ‘stuff’ like this.
But then again, if I was told in 2019 that we’d all be locked down, the election was blatantly rigged, that people would be cult-like-followers of a masking policy so bizarre and contradictory, that a bad Flu Bug was elevated to a pandemic-terror scheme to essentially establish the Post American Panopticon?  I’d be like “Someone’s meds need to be adjusted.”

Whew… tough to know what to believe or who to believe anymore.

I do know, IF and only IF the wheels come off completely, it’s gonna get interesting –mighty quick– 

So, when Arthur Sido at https://www.arthursido.com/ tells you about deals and whatnot at Palmetto State or ammunition is now becoming available, best you figure out what you have, and don’t have and take appropriate steps to fix what you can, whilst you can.  Got me no means right now BUT while I was gainfully employed, I got MOR powder and primers when I could, so I got that going for me.  In fact, I have a deck of 7.62 brass that I need to do a deal-deal for with one of my readers who I have comms with.  I’ll give you a call later this week bro.

So, with them being open about ‘depopulation’, the-jab-of-questionable-nature, and what appears to be an attempt to start instituting some heinous MOR lockdowns and masking bullshit, it’s time to start getting the mental mindset in place.  Much like what I have to do with Wifey… it’s never going to happen, whatever it is, on your timeline.

It’s always when you’re taking a shit
Ask me how many times in Iraq I was on the latrine when the incoming rokkits started pouring down.  Faaaar too many times for me liking.
Or in the shower
Or away from the house on business, with only your ‘light’ gear onhand.
Stuff like that, ‘cos

All you can do it -hope- that yer ready.
And give it yer best shot
So, More Later I Remain The Intrepid Reporter
Big Country

By BigCountryExpat

Fuck you if you can't take a joke. No one gets out alive so eat me.


  1. Although I dont think it is available anymore on the web, the more interesting thing about the Deagel report are the reductions in certain demographics. Working off memory, as I gave up looking for the report, in most countries white people are the largest group there will be a reduction in. Reduction does not mean only death, there is a migration component to that reduction as well. In the US I believe the biggest percentage of decrease was in blacks. Well hell, maybe they’re going to take up New Guinea and Liberia’s offer to repatriate them to their motherland. 👍🏿
    Here is an excerpt on the explanation provided by Deagelon the cause for the reduction.
    Deagel put out an explanation back in October of 2014 about why they were forecasting such a huge drop for America, ‘a confluence of crisis’ with a devastating result‘. A brief excerpt from that 2014 explanation:
    The key element to understand the process that the USA will enter in the upcoming decade is migration. In the past, specially in the 20th century, the key factor that allowed the USA to rise to its colossus status was immigration with the benefits of a demographic expansion supporting the credit expansion and the brain drain from the rest of the world benefiting the States.
    The collapse of the Western financial system will wipe out the standard of living of its population while ending ponzi schemes such as the stock exchange and the pension funds. The population will be hit so badly by a full array of bubbles and ponzi schemes that the migration engine will start to work in reverse accelerating itself due to ripple effects thus leading to the demise of the States. This unseen situation for the States will develop itself in a cascade pattern with unprecedented and devastating effects for the economy. Jobs offshoring will surely end with many American Corporations relocating overseas thus becoming foreign Corporations.
    We see a significant part of the American population migrating to Latin America and Asia while migration to Europe – suffering a similar illness – won’t be relevant. Nevertheless the death toll will be horrible. Take into account that the Soviet Union’s population was poorer than the Americans nowadays or even then. The ex-Soviets suffered during the following struggle in the 1990s with a significant death toll and the loss of national pride.

    I may add, as the plandemic farce has has proven Western societies embracing multiculturalism and extreme liberalism are unable to deal with any real hardship. During the great depression when like 90% of the US population was self-sufficient, many did or could grow their own food, and seven million people starved in some estimates. The US is like maybe 10% self-sufficient now, the complete opposite. So how many would die in the US during another economic collapse? By a factor of ten, so 70 million? A grid down scenario isnt necessary to get to the 100 million remaining alive in 2025. Starvation, disease, violence and migration will easily get us there and all the indicators for this are present now, especially on the economic side.

    Passengers, this is your Captain speaking, please buckle up and assume the crash position, its gonna get bumpy.

  2. It’s been a couple of years since I was at the utility but IIRC the wait time between order & delivery on some of those Large Power Transformers (LPTs) was closer to a year when you’re talking about the 500kv range. It’s been 8 or 10 years but I remember reading that BPA had one of those big 500kv fuckers melt down up around Bellingham. Since BPA likes to spend more money on salmon & PR than on it’s equipment I’m sure there’s literature on both the time & budget spent to replace it. Keep in mind that was just one phase that melted down, and now imagine what the time & cost would have been if it had been the entire bank of three. If you have a spare, compatible transformer of the correct voltage laying around it’s not necessarily a huge deal time-wise, you just have to figure out how to move it from point A to point B & what you’re going to disrupt along the route. If you have to have one made though, that’s when you’ll spend a lot of time twiddling your thumbs. The biggest manufacturing bottleneck is the electrical grade steel used in the transformer windings. And of course, since we no longer have any domestic production of LPTs (thanks to South Korea & China deliberately killing US manufacturing by dumping theirs on the market 20 and more years ago) you now have other logicistical, quality, & security concerns to throw into the mix.
    The federal utilities used to keep a number of spare transformers scattered around their various systems “just in case.” You’d see them sitting in a switchyard with no buswork hooked up. Those were the spares. If you know where both the federal & local company subs in your AO are & can Gulag Earth them you can do a little photo recon & see if there are spares in any of the yards or not. If you see a big, empty concrete pad in proximity to the other phases (& there’s no other construction in the immediate vicinity of the pad) chances are pretty good there was a spare there at one point that’s been carted off & used somewhere else.
    If the pad is off by itself or in a separate area of the yard it probably wasn’t a spare bank, but this is getting into the weeds of facility age & voltage support equipment somewhat.

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