Well I got just got back from my morning chores and errands. One of them involved hitting the bank - during the great Covid Terror, Justin Turdo and his compassionate gubbimint gave away free Turdo Bucks to help those being financially ruined by their fake plague. I lost my crappy retireMINT job and basically have been taking time off ever since. I took Turdo's money and threw it in the bank and forgot about it.
Aaaaaand of course, now that the mighty Canadian Nation is one step away from war with Russia - Turdo is racking up the credit cards again! And the coffers are pretty much empty except for the IOU notes left by liberal financial fuckery.
I'm sure it's just a total coincidink that I got a note in the mail that said basically - "We gave you too much money during the Covid
Scam Pandemic - and now we want it back! Give us $1000.00 or else...", Whatever - I just went down to the bank, and the chink teller debited my account and credited theirs in minutes. Done like dinner. Behind him, the gay pride flags were everywhere up on the LCD screen to remind everyone the CIBC was gay too. Whatever.... I just wonder how much money it cost me to take the money and give it back? This is the way of things with socialist gov'ts I suppose... and it is only going to get worse for us as time goes on and Turdo isn't removed.
Thankfully we tried to be smart with our money and banked the way we did - or this would have been a crippling financial hit. When we were kids just starting out... it would have meant a couple months of financial hardship. Thank goodness for grandmas - mine taught us everything we needed to know about handling money. She grew up during the depression and could make a buck stretch enough to make it squeal, HAR HAR HAR!!! When I got my first real job, my friend and mentor, Lesiure Suit Larry - insisted that I set up a savings plan. I knew good advice when I heard it and made it so.
Most of us take common sense money management for granted but for kids and certain individuals... sound financials are a foreign concept and the principles may not be intuitively obvious.
I love these two. They maintain that you (yes, YOU) can eliminate all your debts (yes, including your mortgage) - in 7 years. They are living proof that it can be done. When America's economy crashed in about '08 - these two lost EVERYTHING. Businesses, rental properties, jobs, and the lady had horrible health problems. I have watched them recover since... and it is an eye opener. Their motto is 'Live simple, live free' and by the grace of God - they are doing so. They didn't suffer, they were always thankful, and worked to be cheerful and upbeat.
If you have young adults that are struggling - these two can set them straight and on a path toward recovery, freedom and simplicity.
As I was rudely reminded today - the best one to rely on in times of trouble is YOU. If you leave it up to the gov't... you will be at their tender mercy ... and you will deserve it!
Have a great Humpday, you guys! I gotta go... my lawn is menacing me and rain is inbound.
Smart move on your part, Glen. CERB is such a goddamn joke. I know of meth dealers, that weren't even employed, whom I personally arrested on numerous occasions when I was on the job who were collecting $2K a month in CERB.ReplyDelete
Tons of people were scamming the system and there was dick all done in the way of vetting applicants. They were virtually throwing this money at people. There's no way those idiots in the federal government are gonna get that money back from them. It's ridiculous they're even trying, at this point.
I knew up front they were gonna probably do this, JL. I wish there was somebody I could have bet with on it.Delete
Turdo: "Vote for me and keep the free stuff coming!" That's how Nanny Newsom is doing it here in Commiefornia...ReplyDelete
Bread and circuses all GRAND until they run out of Bread.ReplyDelete
Then it's "There are only nine meals between mankind and anarchy" was stated by Alfred Henry Lewis in 1906. He was an investigative journalist, editor, and lawyer who wrote for the Chicago Times-Herald. In 1906, the supply lines for food distribution was different than today, but the sentiment is the same..
Funny, NOT Funny how things keep going around.
Got food, safe water and trusted friends?
Water is my weak point. I have enough for a couple days and that's it. I need to lay in more...Delete
Glen, you need to get your mitts on a Berkey. Post haste.Delete
what's that, JL? a filtration system...?Delete
That's precisely what it is.Delete
I got one of these a few years back and I'm not sorry I did. They are a bit pricey, but well worth the investment.
Berkeys are great, but have redundancy not only in the "2 is 1, one is none" sense, but also in types of water filtration.Delete
I don't have Berkey, but two "campsite" capacity Katadyn filter systems. Plus some random Lifestraw products. Also a bunch of UV "Steripens" and if all those take a crap, several jars of "Polar Pure" iodine. Of course, in these parts, some libtard asshole is going to end up running me over with the last 5% of the charge in his Prius before lack of potable water becomes a problem.
I have a Berkey, NIB as the gunnies say, as a backup. They are spendy, and I plan to pre-filter anything going into it to make the filters last as long as possible.Delete
For serious water purification though, you need calcium hypochlorite, known as "pool shock" as long as it's the pure stuff without additives. Get it, learn how to use it, and a small, sealed bottle of it will purify literally hundreds of thousands of gallons of water. Kept sealed and dry, it'll last absolutely forever.
And a rainwater collection system Glen. As you also live in the frozen tundra and water needs don't go away in winter I strongly suggest an food safe IBC container or three in the basement so you can store plenty of water (at LEAST 5 gallons per day per person in your home X # days you want storage). The old 1 gallon a day is from 1950's Civil Defense data of laying about not washing, eating canned food waiting for fallout to dissipate. No work, no washing, no cooking.ReplyDelete
Water is #1 you can't live more than 3 days withoot it.ReplyDelete
Berkeys are good, 6000 gallons per filter. Stock up on extra filters, they last forever. Get a spare Berkey if you go for the plastic not stainless option. The spigots wear oot.
Please take number of gallons purified by a filter with a large grain of salt. I've read how they test them running city water through them. They are not using creek water folks.ReplyDelete
Do pre-filter as much debris and muck out of your water before running it through your Berkley and so on. I've gotten a lot of milage from my water filters over the years that way.
Also, for folks that see freezing weather a used water filter NEVER really dries out so PROTECT them from freezing.
Most filter systems use Microfiltration to get the crud and viruses out of your water. Freezing destroys that microfiltration. You see it's working but until Le-Crud puts you in the hospital you don't know it failed. I used to keep my deer camp filter inside my coat and in a bag in my sleeping bag.
I would have just sent them back an IOUReplyDelete
They money back?ReplyDelete
Who's the idiots calculating the initial amount and writing the checks?