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Get Out of the System as Much as You Can. The First Steps in Creating Alternative (Parallel) Structures

January 25, 2022

Many years ago I had a domain site called “Something Happening Here” using BlueHost and developed at least 50 followers or subscribers, but I had to remove it since what with domain-host fees I had greater expenses to be concerned with. And then I found a part-time job as a POA office manager. So I set up this blog, first on Blogger (owned by Google, right?) then here…and I have considered Substack if WordPress decides I’m not politically correct or “woke” enough. (I will NEVER turn “woke”! I was “woke” enough in the early 70s…)

Frugal. That was how I had to deal with financial resources. Buy only what you need. And that same meme holds true today, folks, in these days of supposedly runaway inflation. Which is one reason I only drive the vehicle when I absolutely have to–the price of gasoline (and this is in Texas! In Commiefornia, it’s likely double or even triple what it is here!).

Which reminds me of when I moved from Long Island to Houston in 1975–the price of gas in those days of “the oil embargo” and cars lined up for miles in the area was about a dollar fifty or more a gallon. In Houston, the price was about half!

I honestly think one reason for all those covid “stimulus checks” was to provide an opportunity for folks to waste that money on stuff they didn’t need but made them look better…bling, nail salons, and other useless stuff. And how did I spend my stimulus? I needed a new laptop (since my old one was about 8 years old and it took 10 minutes to boot up, plus Windows 7 was EoL if you know what I mean), so I spent the stimulus on a new laptop (having seen vids on how to shut off Cortana and other Windows 10 crapola I don’t need). Why? Because I needed a new laptop, that’s why!

Another reason, besides price inflation and empty food shelves and expensive gasoline, to do whatever one can to get out of the narrative or system–what if you are unvaxxed and creepy Joe and CMS decide to end Social Security payments and Medicare to the unvaxxed, never mind that these folks have paid into the system most of their lives? And never mind that illegals will benefit from this since illegals don’t have to get vaxxed and will be given money and jobs and citizenship, etc. Do you have enough stashed away (and I don’t mean in banks! What if the FED decides to steal or “bail in” all bank accounts, including credit unions and also including the bank the military folks use, USAA? (Would stealing USAA accounts cause military folks to ‘do something about it’ if you know what I mean?)) And by stashed away I mean an asset that would do well in inflatioanry times–gold and silver. Do you have any gold and/or silver?

And how stocked is your food pantry? I’d say regardless of which “food supply” online outfit you use (and I don’t mean Amazon’s Whole Foods either!), can you have enough food to survive a year? Not a few weeks or a few months, but a year? For you and for family as well as nearby loved ones who might need some help?

Have gasoline stored in containers? At least enough for one complete gas tank fill.

Have clean water? Hmmmmm…. If not, hopefully you have enough cooking gas or electric to boil it!

You get the idea. But now comes this–can you stop being reliant on government? Like I said, one must prepare (vaxxed or not) for the possibility that one will lose Social Security/Medicare/Medicaid benefits. What if your local govt. raises property taxes through the roof? Would you have to sell or give up your property or house because of property tax increases? (Because you cannot get allodial title anymore, even in Texas, where HOAs and POAs tend to rule the roost: PROPERTY is taxable, LAND (allodial title) is NOT taxable! And how many folks leaving cities and buying into PROPERTY OWNER’s ASSOCIATIONS (POAs) know this? There are NO LAND OWNERS ASSOCIATIONS for a reason!)

And speaking of taxes, if you work for ANY government you MUST pay income taxes, period. Even the tax rebellion website “Lost Horizons” says this. Makes sense, since your pay comes from income taxes, right? But if you work for a private outfit or are self-employed… But I will leave “messing with the IRS” up to the reader–be prepared for the “mess” the IRS will throw ar you! And if you are likely to never get any SS or MC benefit you paid into because you are unvaxxed… Again, do your homework! I refuse to tell you what to think, After all, I am NOT WOKE!

And now comes the “think” part. Unless you turn off the TV, you may never be able to think critically, whether you watch CNN/MSNBC or FOX or OAN or screw the news media. Unless you stop listening to idiot celebrities virtue-signalling 24/7 to save their careers… Mass formation psychosis, eh? That’s only been going on since almost forever (and I don’t need Robert Malone to tell me what mass formation psychosis is! I’ve been reading about that sorta thing since the 70s!)

Right after I got married hubby told me this truth–if the establishment says something is true, believe the opposite. In other words, stop conforming! Maybe mass formation psychosis should be called “mass conforming psychosis”!

And speaking of psychosis… a lot of Tik-Tok vids these days have crazed mask-wearers screaming at those without masks in stores, on elevators, out in the open, etc. One lady (and wouldn’t you know it, most of these are indeed female or whatever gender inclusive they are or “ze” are…I need a crash course on new gender pronouns! Bwahahahahahahahahahahah!) wore a Baylor U mask (I thank God she wasn’t an Aggie!). Two ladies were screaming in an elevator and one of them hit a BLACK man while yelling “Black Lives Matter” (!!!) at him; one lady at that anti-mandate DC protest told protestors that DC was “her” territory…and I know there are move insane “Karen” vids (with apologies to all sane women named Karen…I know a few). So why are these “Karens” acting insane (beyond even bullying)? Likely because they spend 24/7 BREATHING THEIR OWN CO2! Maybe if they ever get a sense of sanity back they’ll find out breathing their own CO2 for more than a short time per day is a very dangerous thing to do… Or do they just love that power to bully? Are their lives that empty?

Cheers! Hopefully next post will come soon… I do need to post more often….

Out Here, ACORNs Fall From the Oak Trees, and More…

September 1, 2009

We don’t have ACORN (or HCAN or the SEIU) out here. Instead we have lots and lots of acorns falling out of oak trees. So what if it’s still summer? Seasons are weird in West Texas. We have the Dry Season and the Rainy Season (from July4 until sometime usually in September), with the rest of the year being in the Dry Season…except in certain El Nino years NOT followed by a La Nina! In 2004, for instance, it rained from May until the following February! We got 60 inches! Our main creek ran from June until the following April! But, back to why I brought up ACORN…

Folks in the community are “organizing” without ACORN telling us how to do it. Has nothing to do with “Town Hall” meetings, either. (And besides, our Rep., Ciro Rodriguez–the same Rep who voted no on the bailouts but will not support Ron Paul’s “Audit the Fed” bill–did his Town Hall meeting on HealthCare over the phone. I guess he saw what was coming, so he chickened out of the real deal. Didn’t want to speak in front of the gaggle of Ron Paul supporters that live out here and in Alpine–Dr. No has LOTS of support out here, I am delighted to say!). Considering this was a very divided community only ten years or more ago, this is quite an accomplishment.

Not only was this community the site of the “Republic of Texas” standoff in April-May, 1997, there was a lawsuit against many of the property owners who had stopped paying maintanence fees for one reason or another, mostly because of faulty land surveys and prior lawsuits. After the suit was settled in 2000, there was still a lot of bitterness over it, and it took a while for things to get back to normal and for people to bring themselves to speak to those on the opposite sides of the suit. For instance, I am now buddy-buddy with an elderly couple that I wouldn’t consider speaking to before the suit ended! Pretty much the bad vibes are gone out of this community, at least among full-time residents. This has allowed community groups to start doing things to help their neighbors.

From the very beginning of putting this site together, I have always insisted that if you are going to move out to the rural remote, especially full time, you must learn to get along with your neighbor! We are, I think, reaching the point where doing whatever it takes is going to be the only option. If things get as chaotic as some think they will (social upheaval, and the looting and crime that goes with it…or, on the other hand, the “Great Depression-like” destitution and begging in the streets type scenarios), wouldn’t you want to know that you can trust your neighbors not to steal that extra gas can you’ve been saving for emergencies? All part of the preparation, folks, preparation.

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Healthcare Plan? I Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Healthcare Plan! Plus: Do Not Fall for the Divide and Conquer

August 14, 2009

I will get into discussion of ObamaCare in just a few paragraphs, because my take is just a wee bit different than what “most analysts” are saying about it. First, because I am trying to offer practical solutions here, I would say that the best healthcare plan you can have is to watch what food and drink you put into your body, get off the couch or computer chair and get out there and tend to your garden or take a nice long walk (bring water!) or do various low-impact exercises, or go swimming. Believe it or not, your body just might be able to tell you what it needs.

Whenever we go on a trip to a city large enough to have several good eating places even if there are also places where the extra calories can be worked off, I invariably put on extra weight. I am already a bit overweight to begin with; nothing that seriously threatens health, however. But when a woman passes through menopause but continues to eat goodly portions of food as well as snacks, there is no way one is going to be able to stay fit and trim, period. And you know restaurants. They go from one extreme to the other:  either you get half the food you think you’re going to get or you get twice the food you think your going to get. And, don’t forget–restaurants tend to use MSG, which makes you want to eat more. Finally, when you go to a city that has restaurants you would not normally find out in the desert areas of west Texas–that is, Galveston, and its fresh fish from the Gulf fare–one tends to want to pig out! Thus, when one gets home one knows one has to get it under control. Genetics and predispositions aside which no one has much control over, it really really is important what goes into your body and also what does not go into your body. In fact I don’t know what ought to be of more concern:  that the govt. wants to tell us how to run our health care, or that the govt. wants to force us to get a vaccine.

Putting ObamaCare aside for a minute, let’s talk about how the govt., if it wishes, will likely force folks to get the ominous H1N1 vaccine which BTW has live H1N1 in it. Folks like Alex Jones would have you believe that martial law troops will line folks up and give them shots, or else be shot…with a gun, that is. Or some such dreaded scenario. But they don’t need to resort to that unless the chaos and civil war that will follow is what they are after. All they need to do is mandate that unless one gets the vaccine, one cannot work for any govt. of any kind; cannot collect Social Security and Medicare; cannot use public buildings; cannot go to public school or any school (including private schools and colleges) that take
Federal funds; cannot get gun permits; cannot vote; cannot get job trade licenses; cannot travel by airplane, boat, train, etc., and ultimately, cannot buy and sell. Am I sounded Biblical here?

Just a small “for instance”:  before our son could get his driver’s license, he needed a “social.” Because he was home schooled and thus didn’t have the public school photo ID, he needed to get a Texas state issued citizen photo ID, because folks you get nothing from the govt. now unless you have a photo ID. At some point when he was about 7 or 8…my memory of the series of events escapes me…he needed vaccinations for some reason. The usual: MMR, Polio, Tetanus. Turns out Texas A & M Galveston would not have admitted him without these shots. Fortunately, he has only had to get the bare minimum and no booster shots. When our daughter first wanted to go to Mitre Peak Girl Scout Camp (where she worked as a junior counselor this summer), she had to submit proof of vaccinations. Fortunately, again she only needed the minimum and no boosters. Public schools, of course, require the maximum, including chicken pox. You get the idea. Unless they want to start riots and whatnot, the govt. will go the typical “gradualism” route with these shots. They will set forth some kind of timeline, after which you are screwed. Kind of like all males having to register for selective service after they turn 18–it must be done before one can get student loans or grants, or to graduate from college. Because folks in the USA really are waking up, the Feds really can’t afford to so blatantly “take the velvet glove off the iron fist” as Mark “Michigan Militia” Koernke used to say.

Now, as to how I plan to make a CONSCIOUS EFFORT to keep healthy: eat only once or twice a day, and eat smaller portions. Cut the snacks. I already walk about a mile a day in the evening, anyway. All I have to do is stick with it. Food will come from the garden and meat as organically prepared (and processed) as possible. Heck, we have all that fish from the Gulf…In other
words, I will let my body “tell me” when I need to eat.

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Anonymous Comments Will NOT be Posted!

July 30, 2009

Something Happening Here.net comments at this website, based on the Something Happening Here newsletter beginning with July 31, 2009 (and any previous newsletters I decide to post here retroactively for comments), will NOT post “anonymous” comments, period, no matter who is posting, a subscriber or not.

If you have the guts to speak your mind you should have the guts to put your name or username to the comment. This is to keep trolls, CIA-FBI-NSA-Mossad-MI6 stooges, or anti-semites of the “semitic” variety from posting their anonymous ADL-type “hate” comments.

If you want to call me a name or say I committed some kind of “hate crime”, have the “chutzpah” if you know what I mean to say who the hell you are!