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  • I wonder how long it will be before we’re forced back on the 55 MPH national speed limit, told to put on a second and third sweater instead of bumping up the thermostat a skosh, and excoriated for lighting our homes with more than one light bulb at a time.
  • I’m fortunate that my employer still allows me to work from home for the most part. When that changes, my budget for fuel is going to climb and my current state of ‘Yeah, this sucks’ will turn into ‘Yeah, SYS$PoliticalPartyInPower sucks.” Well, more than it is now.
  • I’ll know the energy crisis is real when I see wealthy people carpooling in their Gulf Streams to green energy conferences while wearing sweaters.
  • Idea for a sociological study – Someone ought to look for upward trends of YouTube traffic on videos that show how to make food from the Great Depression. We’ll know when we’re in trouble when a lot of people start looking for ways to cook like Great-Grandma did when all she had was two old carrots, a couple cups of macaroni, and a squirrel to feed a family of 8.
  • Question – What is going to be the impact of food aid to the average middle-class American when it comes in the form of uncooked rice, cooking oil, and dried vegetables and the only thing made in an lot of American kitchens is reservations and mixed drinks?
    • In a land of defunct InstaPots, banned microwaves, and pizza delivery that comes with a $25 fuel surcharge, the new rulers will be those who know how to actually use their pots, ovens, and Brillo pads.
  • I’ll know the Ukraine crisis is a big deal to the U.S.Government when we start hearing comments about how we only oppose the Russian government, not the hard working, honest Russian people.
    • We’ll really know it’s a crisis when we see the sons and daughters of wealthy people and politicians going to Canada and Switzerland for a few semesters of study abroad while their parents start visiting rural and inner city schools to expound on the benefits of serving the nation.
  • Am I the only one that thinks a lot of what Putin is saying isn’t meant for you,me, or even the current occupier of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue? He’s trying to sound tough, resolute, and righteous to Russians, and he’s doing a good job of making sure that his voice is the only one they hear.
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  1. mrgarabaldi

     /  March 13, 2022

    Hey DB,

    I have noticed all the support for Ukraine, the Ivy Leaguers pushing for war and it ain’t gonna be their kids going to fight, it will be our kids going to fight. I hate to be tacky, but we are not in a position to interfere militarily, we just got out of 20 years of a consistent low intensity conflict, our equipment needs to be modernized and upgraded, the troops need to get rested and retrained away from “Chasing Hajj” to prepping for peer and near peer conflict. Getting a shooting war with Russia ain’t in the cards right now and I have absolutely no faith in the current leadership to screw over the situation and the troops if it supports an agenda.


  2. Old NFO

     /  March 18, 2022

    Mr.G is correct, and yes Putin is making REALLY sure only ‘his’ voice is heard inside Russia… But I can’t help but wonder if maybe a ‘few’ of those Starlink. terminals might have made it across the border into Russia.


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