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by raptor
Sun Nov 17, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon
Replies: 4388
Views: 233529

Re: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon

Buying long lived assets like cars and homes with debt whose life is shorter than the asset life is not a bad thing. As long as the interest rate is reasonable, the asset a necessity and the payments affordable; debt in this case makes sense drom a preservation of caputal viewpoint. Paying cash for ...
by raptor
Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon
Replies: 4388
Views: 233529

Re: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon

World's Ultra-Rich Preparing For Market Crash, UBS Warns https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/worlds-ultra-rich-preparing-major-stock-market-declines-ubs-wealth-says The world's ultra rich have money planners who are always planning for a market crash. It is called a balanced portfolio. :D I guess I m...
by raptor
Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon
Replies: 4388
Views: 233529

Re: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon

Interesting Map at the link showing countries with AAA ratings as well as lower ratings. https://www.thebalance.com/u-s-companies-rated-aaa-higher-than-u-s-government-bonds-417105 only two U.S.-based non-financial companies have higher credit ratings than the country itself: Microsoft and Johnson & ...
by raptor
Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: US Naval Institute Proceedings: "A Zombie Fighter's Guide To Strategy"
Replies: 2
Views: 86

Re: US Naval Institute Proceedings: "A Zombie Fighter's Guide To Strategy"

Items 1 & 2 are straight out of Sun Tsu's masterpiece. He said it better. 1. Know yourself...snip... 2. Know the enemy. If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a ...
by raptor
Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Home Defense Choices
Replies: 9
Views: 129

Re: Home Defense Choices

This with a caveat IMO the best home defense gun is the one you can get to in 1.5 seconds or less. And when I say get to, I mean its ready to fire, you don't have to unlock or load or charge first. What is he used to shooting and what does he shoot well both with 2 hands and 1 hand. The other issue ...
by raptor
Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon
Replies: 4388
Views: 233529

Re: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon

absinthe beginner wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:52 am
World's Ultra-Rich Preparing For Market Crash, UBS Warns

https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/world ... ealth-says
The world's ultra rich have money planners who are always planning for a market crash. It is called a balanced portfolio. :D
by raptor
Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Mexico becoming a failed state?
Replies: 1226
Views: 72383

Re: Mexico becoming a failed state?

More proof that the policy "Hugs not bullets" policy might not be as effective as desired in regards to containing the violence. The message sent by this attack is a pretty clear to me: "plata o plomo". Note the video is pretty graphic and NWS. https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/world-news/cop-who-arr...
by raptor
Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: raising rats and/or rabbits for dog food in SHTF?
Replies: 5
Views: 130

Re: raising rats and/or rabbits for dog food in SHTF?

Welcome to the forum. Please do go to the introduction page and introduce yourself.

As for your question there are many resources on rabbits for food for human consumption. There is no reason they could not be used for dog food.
by raptor
Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Dogan's car replacement quest, or, talk me out of a hybrid Escape.
Replies: 5
Views: 151

Re: Dogan's car replacement quest, or, talk me out of a hybrid Escape.

One of the key issues with a used Hybrid is that the battery condition dictates the value. The batteries have a finite life and their condition my not be diagnosed accurately by most shops. YMmv. You may want to go look for a used VW diesel Jetta wagon. It is not quite as large as the Escape but it ...
by raptor
Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Mexico becoming a failed state?
Replies: 1226
Views: 72383

Re: Mexico becoming a failed state?

More proof of the fact that narcos are low lifes; not that much proof was needed. BABIES were reportedly burned alive and kids shot in the back after ruthless cartel killers slaughtered nine US Mormons in a "targeted" hit in Mexico. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7650129/Relatives-say-5-US...
by raptor
Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: An AR-15 does not Legally have a Receiver & ATF Cannot Regulate It?!
Replies: 14
Views: 484

Re: An AR-15 does not Legally have a Receiver & ATF Cannot Regulate It?!

Langenator wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:01 am
I can't find it anywhere that will let me embed the image, but always remember the Oxford comma.

https://imgur.com/fycHx
Gaaa! It burns..the image at the link burns...
:)

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by raptor
Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)
Replies: 753
Views: 47647

Re: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)

Interesting terminology clarification. One key point. In a civil war or any war for that matter. Anyone in a conflict zone regardless of wehether or not they are a civilian, survivaliat or partizan can be a target. The fact that you do not consider yourself a part of the conflict is irrelevant. Just...
by raptor
Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Mass Blackouts in California
Replies: 99
Views: 2667

Re: Mass Blackouts in California

Please don't shoot the linemen.... CNN - PG&E is asking customers frustrated by power shutoffs not to target its employees As California utility Pacific Gas and Electric continues to face criticism for multiple planned power shutoffs that left thousands of customers in the dark last month, the comp...
by raptor
Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Mass Blackouts in California
Replies: 99
Views: 2667

Re: Mass Blackouts in California

For instance my house in town is elevated and the lowest sewer cleanout is near the street. My plan to deal with this is to simply remove the cover and allow the sewerage to drain there if there is a lift pump failure and problem. That was certainly the solution in Iraq. That and Cholera. Yep. But ...
by raptor
Fri Nov 01, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Mass Blackouts in California
Replies: 99
Views: 2667

Re: Mass Blackouts in California

@Raptor My concern is the city sewage system backing up into the house.. It won't - I check w/ the sanitation Dept, but in many areas, if the lift station goes off-line, sewage floods follow. That is actually a whole other discussion. Since everyone's house even connected to the city sewer has diff...
by raptor
Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Mass Blackouts in California
Replies: 99
Views: 2667

Re: Mass Blackouts in California

I was referring to MPMalloy particularly. Anyone living in a Walmart parking lot has serious issues with planning and preparing. If it happens to me I figure everyone will be living in a Walmart parking lot. Ahh Ok sorry my mistake. I assume every ZS'er has a plan a & b as well as likely a decent p...
by raptor
Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon
Replies: 4388
Views: 233529

Re: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon

From CNBC : A ‘growing club’ of ‘very powerful countries’ is steering away from using the dollar This IMO will be one reason for a significant rise in currencies other than the U$D. I deal with a lot of foreign citizens and expats. But one factor curbing countries’ enthusiasm for the greenback is t...
by raptor
Thu Oct 31, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon
Replies: 4388
Views: 233529

Re: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon

They are resuming back office ops (check processing, ach, etc) today. Banks will resume back office operations on Thursday to begin clearing the backlog built up during the closures, the Association of Banks in Lebanon said in a statement. Banks will also extend opening hours for the first two days....
by raptor
Thu Oct 31, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Mass Blackouts in California
Replies: 99
Views: 2667

Re: Mass Blackouts in California

Photo essay of an all-too-common phenomenon: evacuees setting up makeshift encampments in Walmart parking lots when they have nowhere else to go. https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/10/31/us/california-fire-evacuees.html?action=click&module=Well&pgtype=Homepage§ion=US%20News Consumer ratin...
by raptor
Wed Oct 30, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon
Replies: 4388
Views: 233529

Re: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon

World Power is indeed a nebulous term. Perhaps a Super Power is a better description although IMO somewhat of a hyperbole. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superpower The US remains unique in the world in terms of military power, political influence, wealth and GDP. (What is not good at is controlling ...
by raptor
Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon
Replies: 4388
Views: 233529

Re: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon

No one will ever trust the PRC enough to trust the Yuan. The Euro is likely the best candidate. But Europe has issues of it's own. The Euro based upon the current structure is not likely to be anything except their current limited role as the #2 reserve currency, mainly with its trading partners. T...
by raptor
Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon
Replies: 4388
Views: 233529

Re: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon

Raptor said: I do not disagree with above, but the Moderator in me cannot help but note that this thread was created in 2010 (a much less properous period) with a bascially similar article. Since 2009, Central banks have been kicking the can by creating trillions out of thin air and pumping it into...
by raptor
Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon
Replies: 4388
Views: 233529

Re: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon

I do not disagree with above, but the Moderator in me cannot help but note that this thread was created in 2010 (a much less properous period) with a bascially similar article.

Doom an gloom sells clicks.But still sooner or later one of these folks will be right.
by raptor
Tue Oct 29, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)
Replies: 753
Views: 47647

Re: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)

Civil war concerns aren't just confined to America, it seems. https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/former-ceo-scania-warns-sweden-heading-civil-war Canada too and not just Quebec this time. But being Canada it is not a war but rather an exit. "Wexit" for short https://www.politico.com/news/2019/1...

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