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May 16, 2015

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Twenty Rules To Live By as America Goes to Hell

1: Be as self sufficient as possible without endangering folks or making life unnecessarily miserable.
2: Avoid crowds. Crowds are magnets for all manner of trouble.
3: Build a cushion – then one can choose when and where to interact with others.
4: Plan first, consider carefully, adjust and only then do.
5: Have a contingency plan.
6: Create a backup for the contingency plan.
7: Always have reserves in a different venue. Always.
8: Practice regularly with everything you might one day depend on.
9: A person can know a lot – but can’t master everything. They’ll need tribe to cover the gaps.
10: Do not bring a knife to a gun fight.
11: Never shoot a threat in the face when you can shoot it in the back. From 500 yards away.
12: In a life or death struggle, never employ half measures.
13: There is no shame in fleeing danger.
14: Even in the worst of times, humans covet trinkets, toiletries, cosmetics and entertainment.
15: The constabulary is not your friend. Never involve them in a situation willingly.
16: Always have a reasonable lie and supporting evidence for anything you’re getting up to.
17: Pay attention to your surroundings. Notice the little details.
18: When in Rome, look, smell and act like the locals. Don’t stand out. Don’t gawk.
19: Nothing you own is worth dying for. Get it back later, on your terms.
20: One only calls the end of the world right once. Everything else costs credibility needed when the balloon really does go up.

Posted by gerardvanderleun at May 16, 2015 12:27 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Every month that goes by I'm surprised there has not been the economic crash we all expect. Its like living under Damocles' sword, like back when the housing bubble was straining and everyone knew it couldn't keep going. But this one is going to be much worse.

If it lasts until January 2017 I pity the next president, whoever it is. Because this administration is spinning 19 plates full of nitroglycerine and the next administration has a choice between trying to keep it spinning or letting it all explode.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 16, 2015 3:45 PM

The higher the ladder the greater the fall.
2 is 1, 1 is none.
Situational awareness always.
No one can be trusted.
Listen more, talk less.
Better to be armed and not need it than to need it and not have it.
Eat less, do more.
Life is like a roll of shit paper, the closer you get to the end the faster it goes.

Posted by: ghostsniper [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 16, 2015 6:37 PM

Moscow Rules
via the International Spy Museum

Assume nothing.
Never go against your gut.
Everyone is potentially under opposition control.
Don't look back; you are never completely alone.
Go with the flow, blend in.
Vary your pattern and stay within your cover.
Lull them into a sense of complacency.
Don't harass the opposition.
Pick the time and place for action.
Keep your options open.

Posted by: chasmatic [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 16, 2015 10:11 PM

Chas - Those are basically the guidelines I gave our staff when I was awarded the AFROTC detachment at the biggest university in southern California in 1970. Having just returned from Vietnam, I just transferred what we learned there to the campus. Worked well during both riots.

Posted by: BillH [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 17, 2015 8:29 AM

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