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Re: Slow Time in Fat City™, #11: The Long, Slow Slide
« Reply #15 on: December 15, 2010, 07:43:50 pm »
Yes I was.

Chips won't matter when the technology to utilize them ceases to be available.

The slide, after all, isn't about to begin, it's about 25% complete.
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Re: Slow Time in Fat City™, #11: The Long, Slow Slide
« Reply #16 on: December 15, 2010, 07:44:57 pm »
Good stuff, Roger, and scary.  It seems that each one of these is even better than the last.
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Re: Slow Time in Fat City™, #11: The Long, Slow Slide
« Reply #17 on: December 15, 2010, 07:45:47 pm »
Yes I was.

Chips won't matter when the technology to utilize them ceases to be available.

The slide, after all, isn't about to begin, it's about 25% complete.

Ah. I see your point.

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Re: Slow Time in Fat City™, #11: The Long, Slow Slide
« Reply #18 on: December 15, 2010, 07:47:53 pm »
Yes I was.

Chips won't matter when the technology to utilize them ceases to be available.

The slide, after all, isn't about to begin, it's about 25% complete.

Ah. I see your point.

Oppressive governments will be looked upon with nostalgia.

No shit.

Humanity has had two massive dark ages, and we're about to see #3.
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Re: Slow Time in Fat City™, #11: The Long, Slow Slide
« Reply #19 on: December 15, 2010, 07:51:32 pm »
There's a terrible sense of denial that plays into this, and no one wants to let go us the USA #1 mentality and realize that things aren't good. It's easier to think that these things aren't supposed to happen in "America". They're supposed to happen in hot sweaty 3rd world countries.

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Re: Slow Time in Fat City™, #11: The Long, Slow Slide
« Reply #20 on: December 15, 2010, 07:52:16 pm »
Yes I was.

Chips won't matter when the technology to utilize them ceases to be available.

The slide, after all, isn't about to begin, it's about 25% complete.

Ah. I see your point.

Oppressive governments will be looked upon with nostalgia.

No shit.

Humanity has had two massive dark ages, and we're about to see #3.

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Re: Slow Time in Fat City™, #11: The Long, Slow Slide
« Reply #21 on: December 15, 2010, 08:01:50 pm »
I'm with Charley, I'm off the grid within the next 2 years. 

Won't help.

If the breakdown of law is as bad as I fear, there won't really be anywhere to go.

And if an autocrat comes into power, it will be unlawful to be off the grid.  Hell, that's almost illegal now.

Even if I'm completely self sufficient?

Now I am waiting your way to survive this with a great deal more anticipation!!!  

What happens to farmers in lawless conditions?

Yeah I see where you are coming from.  I reckon even going back up into the hills isn't going to be an option unless I plan on moving all the time.  There are still areas on this continent (and others I am sure) you can disappear into, problem is, I don't know I have it in me to be that much of a pioneer.

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Re: Slow Time in Fat City™, #11: The Long, Slow Slide
« Reply #22 on: December 15, 2010, 08:10:30 pm »
I'm with Charley, I'm off the grid within the next 2 years. 

Won't help.

If the breakdown of law is as bad as I fear, there won't really be anywhere to go.

And if an autocrat comes into power, it will be unlawful to be off the grid.  Hell, that's almost illegal now.

Even if I'm completely self sufficient?

Now I am waiting your way to survive this with a great deal more anticipation!!!  

What happens to farmers in lawless conditions?

Yeah I see where you are coming from.  I reckon even going back up into the hills isn't going to be an option unless I plan on moving all the time.  There are still areas on this continent (and others I am sure) you can disappear into, problem is, I don't know I have it in me to be that much of a pioneer.

Seriously, you're better off being a looter.
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« Reply #23 on: December 15, 2010, 08:12:00 pm »
I'm with Charley, I'm off the grid within the next 2 years. 

Won't help.

If the breakdown of law is as bad as I fear, there won't really be anywhere to go.

And if an autocrat comes into power, it will be unlawful to be off the grid.  Hell, that's almost illegal now.

Even if I'm completely self sufficient?

Now I am waiting your way to survive this with a great deal more anticipation!!!  

What happens to farmers in lawless conditions?

Yeah I see where you are coming from.  I reckon even going back up into the hills isn't going to be an option unless I plan on moving all the time.  There are still areas on this continent (and others I am sure) you can disappear into, problem is, I don't know I have it in me to be that much of a pioneer.

Seriously, you're better off being a looter.

No shit. Without knowing what you're doing you will die in a week or less in the wild.

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« Reply #24 on: December 15, 2010, 08:16:36 pm »
I'm with Charley, I'm off the grid within the next 2 years. 

Won't help.

If the breakdown of law is as bad as I fear, there won't really be anywhere to go.

And if an autocrat comes into power, it will be unlawful to be off the grid.  Hell, that's almost illegal now.

Even if I'm completely self sufficient?

Now I am waiting your way to survive this with a great deal more anticipation!!!  

What happens to farmers in lawless conditions?

Yeah I see where you are coming from.  I reckon even going back up into the hills isn't going to be an option unless I plan on moving all the time.  There are still areas on this continent (and others I am sure) you can disappear into, problem is, I don't know I have it in me to be that much of a pioneer.

Seriously, you're better off being a looter.

No shit. Without knowing what you're doing you will die in a week or less in the wild.

Most people are gonna die that fast no matter what, once the power stops working.  At least the looters will have some fun before they get shot and eaten.

And there isn't going to be any "wild".  Any undeveloped spot will be instantly overrun by every survival nut and gun freak.  The amount of available game will be depleted within a month at the outside.  You don't feed 301,000,000 people on deer.
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Re: Slow Time in Fat City™, #11: The Long, Slow Slide
« Reply #25 on: December 15, 2010, 08:38:38 pm »
The resulting Donner Dinner Party will be funny as hell though.

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Re: Slow Time in Fat City™, #11: The Long, Slow Slide
« Reply #27 on: December 16, 2010, 08:58:51 am »
The only chance I see for survival is to begin building my own empire as swiftly as possible once I can do it without reprisal from a central government.
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Re: Slow Time in Fat City™, #11: The Long, Slow Slide
« Reply #28 on: December 16, 2010, 11:02:28 pm »
I've been thinking about this, and if America(and Western civilization on the whole) really is dying, and there really is nothing we can do to stop it, it seems to me that the best course of action is to throw it a proper Discordian send-off. There may be only ten or so years left, and each of those years may be progressively more horrible than the last, but maybe it's best that we do everything we can to make it as fun as possible.  This is the time to kick Operation: Mindfuck into high gear. I mean, we should make the best of our situation. No point to wallowing in misery, right? Think of it as a New Orleans funeral on a grand scale.

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Re: Slow Time in Fat City™, #11: The Long, Slow Slide
« Reply #29 on: December 17, 2010, 12:30:48 am »
If When that happens here I will be dead.
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