Loss in Post Collapse America

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  • Thu, Jul 23, 2009 - 09:50pm

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    Re: Loss in Post Collapse America

 

Hey, Aaron;

It’s OK to be mysterious, but don’t be a stranger . . . . Y’all come back now, ya hear? . . . Even if it’s just to set on the porch a spell . . . .

— C1oudfire

 

  • Thu, Jul 23, 2009 - 10:38pm

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    Re: Loss in Post Collapse America

[quote=C1oudfire]

It’s OK to be mysterious, but don’t be a stranger . . . . Y’all come back now, ya hear? . . . Even if it’s just to set on the porch a spell . . . .

— C1oudfire

 

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Aaron, glad you’re safe.  Thanks for the update.

There’s a tall glass of lemonade and a couple of home-made chocolate chip cookies waiting on the old CM porch for you.

In Friendship,

becky

  • Thu, Jul 23, 2009 - 10:52pm

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[quote=becky]

[quote=C1oudfire]

It’s OK to be mysterious, but don’t be a stranger . . . . Y’all come back now, ya hear? . . . Even if it’s just to set on the porch a spell . . . .

— C1oudfire

 

[/quote]

Aaron, glad you’re safe.  Thanks for the update.

There’s a tall glass of lemonade and a couple of home-made chocolate chip cookies waiting on the old CM porch for you.

In Friendship,

becky

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Glad to hear you’re physically safe.  Sorry to hear there’s some kinda kerfuffle going on in other respects.  We’ll be thinking of you, man.  Safe journey, and strength.

Viva — Sager

  • Thu, Jul 23, 2009 - 11:40pm

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Aaron

Shalom!

and remember…. ..  WWDD : )

  • Sat, Jul 25, 2009 - 06:59am

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Whoa…I lost this thread for awhile and am really stunned by what has developed.  Aaron, please don’t leave we need you!  Take a vacation – walk away to recharge your batteries but then come back to your friends even if we sometimes miss your message.

Your leadership and expertise has helped prepare many of us who live in suburbia both tactically and philosophically.  That is probably a draining experience for you as people like me may beat you down, but never on purpose.

I’m signing the form, you get as much time off as you need with pay, benefits and accrued seniority/rank.  Plus, I will ask Tom Loftus to thoroughly grill you through his lampooning photoshop sword.

Larry

  • Mon, Aug 31, 2009 - 10:04pm

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Maybe it’s just me.

Maybe I’m just mainlining the current meme out there about how “It’s Gonna Be An Illin’ Autumn!”.

Maybe it’s because the darling wife has finally started to slide into the Acceptance phase (albeit with a l’il horned Fear Devil clamped onto one shoulder and screamin’ BE VERY AFRAIIID! into her ear) — skipping from Denial into Acceptance with nary a tag of the Bargaining base — and I’m therefore no longer just a Nutty Doomer Hubby.

Maybe, maybe, may…

But nothing feels solid right now — it’s all kind of un-or-sur-real.  Maybe I’m feeling the collective consciousness of all the rank’n’file folks out there just now really getting how messed up things are.  Getting that it’s not Democrats or Republicans or Whoever that done us wrong, but that the whole edifice is fulla holes, tottering, and the dog’n’pony show out front isn’t believeable or distracting enough anymore.  (After all, American Idol doesn’t start up for months yet, no?  Tongue out)

I have the same sort of feeling I used to get when I lived Maui and would go bodysurfing in a storm-surge (or in surf that was YUGE for whatever reason).  I was good enough that 10-12 foot waves were do-able.  But even on a 10-foot day, every so often you’d get a quick set of 16-18 foot rogues.  If you’re in position to deal with/ride the 12-footers, then the 18 footer would pop up further offshore — and in a position to break either on top of your head, or to pick you up and throw you @$$ over teakettle for a vicious pounding (pray you’re on a break that’s formed by sand and not coral!).  Either way it was a dangerous sitch.  If you weren’t paying attention (and therefore ready to dive underneath the mayhem and swim past it), you could get caught up in the danger.  And in the moment where the wave seizes you up — and you’re not riding it, It’s Riding You, I’d have a moment of adrenaline-fired clarity that as often as not was a non-sequitur:  (looking in at beach) “Huh.  I guess girlfriend went to the loo,” or “Wow, it’s bright today!”  And at the same time, the bottom falls out of your stomach and your organism brings you screaming back to the Precipice Moment (“Take a deep breath you GOOBER!”) and you look down from the top of a wave 2 stories tall.  

I kinda have that feeling right now — and for the last few days.  Something in my subconscious is screaming and howling as I mow the lawn, empty the dishwasher, and prep the new e-mail newsletter marketing campaign for our struggling biz.  

Anybody else?

Viva — Sager

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  • Mon, Aug 31, 2009 - 10:07pm

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    Impending Doom, Anyone?

[quote=SagerXX]

Maybe it’s just me.

Maybe I’m just mainlining the current meme out there about how “It’s Gonna Be An Illin’ Autumn!”.

Maybe it’s because the darling wife has finally started to slide into the Acceptance phase (albeit with a l’il horned Fear Devil clamped onto one shoulder and screamin’ BE VERY AFRAIIID! into her ear) — skipping from Denial into Acceptance with nary a tag of the Bargaining base — and I’m therefore no longer just a Nutty Doomer Hubby.

Maybe, maybe, may…

But nothing feels solid right now — it’s all kind of un-or-sur-real.  Maybe I’m feeling the collective consciousness of all the rank’n’file folks out there just now really getting how messed up things are.  Getting that it’s not Democrats or Republicans or Whoever that done us wrong, but that the whole edifice is fulla holes, tottering, and the dog’n’pony show out front isn’t believeable or distracting enough anymore.  (After all, American Idol doesn’t start up for months yet, no?  Tongue out)

I have the same sort of feeling I used to get when I lived Maui and would go bodysurfing in a storm-surge (or in surf that was YUGE for whatever reason).  I was good enough that 10-12 foot waves were do-able.  But even on a 10-foot day, every so often you’d get a quick set of 16-18 foot rogues.  If you’re in position to deal with/ride the 12-footers, then the 18 footer would pop up further offshore — and in a position to break either on top of your head, or to pick you up and throw you @$$ over teakettle for a vicious pounding (pray you’re on a break that’s formed by sand and not coral!).  Either way it was a dangerous sitch.  And in the moment where the wave seizes you up — and you’re not riding it, It’s Riding You, you had a moment of adrenaline-fired clarity that as often as not was a non-sequitur:  (looking in at beach) “Huh.  I guess girlfriend went to the loo,” or “Wow, it’s bright today!”  And at the same time, the bottom falls out of your stomach and your organism brings you screaming back to the Precipice Moment (“Take a deep breath you GOOBER!”) and you look down from the top of a wave 2 stories tall.  

I kinda have that feeling right now — and for the last few days.  Something in my subconscious is screaming and howling as I mow the lawn, empty the dishwasher, and prep the new e-mail newsletter marketing campaign for our struggling biz.  

Anybody else?

Viva — Sager

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Great metaphor, Sager . . . It’s funny, ’cause I was just thinking, this afternoon, that I’m not feeling like there’s anything impending, so in my contrarian logic, I was wondering whether that meant that we’d better batten down the hatches . . . Undecided  I must say that things seem eerily normal . . . Surreal is precisely the word for it, given what we know . . .

  • Mon, Aug 31, 2009 - 10:54pm

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    Re: Loss in Post Collapse America

Yep Sager,

 

I was waxing the ’49 Chevy truck when I got an overwhelming feeling that I was playing the fiddle as Rome burns.

I’m over it though.

During Y2K I was concerned enough about the GPS’ ancient architecture failing that I kind of threw too much energy into “it” and neglected other, important aspects of living in society.

I’m trying to balance myself more this time. If I find myself obsessing, I walk away for a day or so and don’t check the ‘net. I do anything other than preparing for what challenges may lay ahead.

I have stopped trying to convince anyone of anything. If I meet someone who is remotely interested, I turn them on to CM and http://www.goooh.com and I leave it at that. That has helped very much. 

I’m down to two forums and I avoid talk of partisan politics on both and the only doomandgloom I speak is to correct an outright fallacy someone posts. I am trying very hard not to get distracted by all the “issues” that I have no control over and can in no way help my family come out on the other side of this smelling like a rose. Focus on success. Yeah, that’s it, focus on success.

Thanks to you all for everything you post and the effort you have put forth to help us all succeed.

  • Tue, Sep 01, 2009 - 12:43am

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    A Little Bit of Denial Helps the Implosion Go Down . . .

[quote=Tycer]

I was waxing the ’49 Chevy truck when I got an overwhelming feeling that I was playing the fiddle as Rome burns.

I’m over it though . . . Focus on success. Yeah, that’s it, focus on success.

[/quote]

Well, ya know, smoke ’em if [and while] you got ’em . . . .  I find myself enjoying certain aspects of a petroleum driven economy, while I can . . . For instance, I know that eventually, I’ll have to give up avocados, oranges and lemons (I live in northern Illinois), but until then, I’m going to enjoy them while I can.  But, generally speaking, I’m moving toward ‘living as if” there’s no petroleum . . . .

  • Tue, Sep 01, 2009 - 12:52am

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Yep Sager,

I was waxing the ’49 Chevy truck when I got an overwhelming feeling that I was playing the fiddle as Rome burns.

I’m over it though.

During Y2K I was concerned enough about the GPS’ ancient architecture failing that I kind of threw too much energy into “it” and neglected other, important aspects of living in society.

I’m trying to balance myself more this time. If I find myself obsessing, I walk away for a day or so and don’t check the ‘net. I do anything other than preparing for what challenges may lay ahead.

I have stopped trying to convince anyone of anything. If I meet someone who is remotely interested, I turn them on to CM and http://www.goooh.com and I leave it at that. That has helped very much. 

I’m down to two forums and I avoid talk of partisan politics on both and the only doomandgloom I speak is to correct an outright fallacy someone posts. I am trying very hard not to get distracted by all the “issues” that I have no control over and can in no way help my family come out on the other side of this smelling like a rose. Focus on success. Yeah, that’s it, focus on success.

Thanks to you all for everything you post and the effort you have put forth to help us all succeed.

[/quote]

Dude — thanks for this post.  

And hey, if you have to fiddle while Rome burns, well — a ’49 Chevy’s a pretty nice fiddle!

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