Monday, January 18, 2016

Democratic debate and some other stuff...

because it's Monday.

Watching a couple of socialists communists debating the fate of our country is something I never thought I'd see in my lifetime.  When you hear someone say this election is pivotal, they're not exaggerating.  Make your choice wisely.

Frank and Fern have left the building.  
[...]The time has also come for us to say farewell. The condition of our world is such that, if you've been reading here long, you know our efforts are focused on completing projects that will hopefully make our lives a little easier when the collapse occurs. Time is precious and there aren't enough hours in the day to accomplish the things we see as imperative to our survival. Thus, this will be our last article for the foreseeable future. read the rest
They will be missed.  Frank has said that he will leave the blog up so we may all access the archives.  There is a wealth of information and wisdom they have gifted us with.

A must read:

It's long, but read it anyway. I'll be re-reading it this afternoon. There's a lot to digest.

Tet, Take Two:
Islam’s 2016 European Offensive

 by Matthew Bracken
More than a decade ago I wrote my first novel, Enemies Foreign and Domestic. Part of my motivation was to establish my bona fides at forecasting social, political and military trends. I didn’t like the direction America was heading, and I wanted to warn as many readers as possible about some of the dangers I saw coming. At the end of 2015, I hope that my past success at prognostication will encourage people to pay heed to this essay.

As we roll into the New Year, we are witnessing the prelude to the culmination of a titanic struggle between three great actors. Three great social forces are now set in motion for a 2016 showdown and collision that will, in historical terms, be on par with the First and Second World Wars.

Two of these great social forces are currently allied in a de facto coalition against the third. They have forged an unwritten agreement to jointly murder the weakest of the three forces while it is in their combined power to do so. One of these two social forces would be content to share totalitarian control over large swaths of the globe with the other remaining social force. One of these social forces will never be satisfied until it achieves complete domination of the entire planet. So what are these three great social forces? They are Islam, international socialism, and nationalism.

Allow me to explain the salient aspects of each, and how they relate to the coming 2016 cataclysm.  read the rest

A decision made:

Should I, or shouldn't I, get a toaster oven?  Buying a big ticket item is simple for me.  Buying a $200.00, or even a $1.00 item, involves endless research, thought, planning, and consultations.  After many weeks of pondering I have decided to get a toaster oven.

It doesn't make sense to heat up a full size oven when you're cooking for two people.

The one I've picked out is the Cuisinart® Chef’s Convection Toaster Oven, available at Costco for $219.00. The same oven at Amazon runs about $40.00 more.

I'm thinking that the savings on electricity over about 1 1/2 years should pay for it.

I really am not happy about adding an item to my counter top, but I think the convenience will make up for that.  Plus, I have counter area that I rarely use for anything else.  The toaster that lives in the cupboard will be going to the thrift store.

1875 Watts, 15 Cooking Functions, Interior Light, Door Sensor, Exact Heat™ Technology, Always Even™ Toast Shade Control, Includes: 13" pizza stone, 2 cooking racks, 9" x 13" baking pan and broiling pan 
As Promised:


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