Truck Driver Vaccine Mandate – This is the part where I Start Hoarding Gasoline

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  • Mon, Oct 25, 2021 - 08:34pm

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    Truck Driver Vaccine Mandate – This is the part where I Start Hoarding Gasoline

This isn’t about Covid19.

Covid19 is just the Vehicle.

I haven’t seen anything else, that so be-speaks “this Man (Joe Biden) is literally trying to Blow Up (dramatically slow down) the US economy”, the way the Truck Driver Vaccine Mandate does.

 

If you have any doubt about that, I suggest reading a few articles about the massive slow-downs at the docks.

Truck drivers are an integral part of that, and a shortage of truck drivers is a significant part of the cargo loading slowdown.

And Biden is talking about the problem at the ducks, while also imposing a Vaccine Mandate on Truck Drivers ?

I suggest joining the “StoptheTires2020” Truck Drivers group on Facebook if you want to know more about the effect that is having, basically as we speak.

 

And of course, maybe Biden will back down.

Now Biden is deliberately reducing the number of truck drivers with a Vaccine Mandate ? WOW … WOW … WOW.

( Actually, those were Steve Jobs’ last words in 2011. )

https://www.zerohedge.com/political/biden-plays-chicken-semitruck-drivers

 

More than any other SINGLE aspect or parameter of Covid19, this is the one that most be-speaks trying to monkey-wrench (dramatically slow down, without being honest) the US economy.

You know, the US government could have gone in a Very Different Direction.
They could have said, “We need to reduce our consumption of fossil fuels – because the easy fossil fuels have all been recovered. So we want everybody to take one day a week and play HORSE (the basketball game) with their neighbors. Just chill out, drink your beverage of choice, get to know your neighbors, and play HORSE.”
Now it could be HORSE or any activity that brings people together without consuming energy.
Backgammon, bridge, video games, arm wrestling.
One day a week.
That would accomplish the same effect – on energy consumption – as what the US gov. has done with Covid19.

 

This is what the Truck Driver Vaccine Mandate will do to the US economy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edRbcTXAijY
/\ 174 pounds of Tannerite vs. a Barn.

“Hoard Gasoline” is now permanently on my daily shopping list.

  • Mon, Oct 25, 2021 - 08:46pm

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    I have already begun to Start Hoarding Gasoline

Humans are funny. If we hear this:

So we want everybody to take one day a week and play HORSE (the basketball game) with their neighbors. Just chill out, drink your beverage of choice, get to know your neighbors, and play HORSE.”
Now it could be HORSE or any activity that brings people together without consuming energy.
Backgammon, bridge, video games, arm wrestling

We go to the gas station and stock up.

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    What is best gas stabilizer for longterm storage?

And how long should it be good for?

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>>>  What is best gas stabilizer for longterm storage?

I vaguely recall something called “Stabil”.

 

And less than 24 hours later, Biden may have signalled that he will wait 2 months, until after the holidays, before he coerces America’s truck drivers into subjecting themselves to the Experimental Technology called the Covid19 “Vaccine”.

That’s Really Good News ! … if it’s true and he doesn’t change his mind.

 

In this morning’s news, the tag line was that $24 billion worth of goods were stuck in the Floating Queue at the LA/Long Beach ports.

 

I strongly suggest watching the movie “Chernobyl”, the one directed by Craig Mazin ? … or another guy.

https://dvd.netflix.com/Movie/Chernobyl/81104907

https://www.hbo.com/chernobyl

First episode is free, maybe.

 

Chernobyl, 1:24 AM Saturday April 26, 1986.

Soviet Union officially collapsed in 1991.

 

The effect of Chernobyl on the Soviet Union is captured in one line in one of the episodes, where one of the Fixers tells the guy with the birthmark on his forehead … that he needs all the Liquid Nitrogen in the Soviet Union.

The effect of Chernobyl on supply chains in the Soviet Union was Massive.

 

Know any other countries having major supply chain problems ?

My feeling (a premature judgment, sort of) is that the US’ horrific contrived response to Covid19 – is the US’ Chernobyl.

 

Back to the movie – I was Blown Away, in a good way.  It is more like a documentary, as if there was a film crew on the ground at 1:24 AM.

The set design, the costumes, everything – it is like being in Pryapat Russia in 1986, except for the fact that the actors & actresses all speak English.

The make-up, illustrating radiation sickness, looks as real as can be.  Combine that with the actors’ performance, and it really is like being in the hospital as the Fixers interview the plant operators about the 2 explosions … shortly before the plant operators die.

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    Very Upsetting….Enough recycled lumber for 2 or 3 tiny homes

This is what the Truck Driver Vaccine Mandate will do to the US economy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edRbcTXAijY
/\ 174 pounds of Tannerite vs. a Barn.

“Hoard Gasoline” is now permanently on my daily shopping list.

 

One possible, most certainly intended outcome, is to have a publicly salable reason to rush out self-driving AI trucks. “Look, there’s a shortage of truck drivers!”

Hoarding liquid fuel is a very temporary measure. Once one tiny part goes bad and you can’t go buy a new one, your vehicle is a lawn ornament anyway. Hoarding coal, and learning to forge old scrap iron is a decent long-er view plan. It’ll be a pretty much instantaneous regression to pre-industrial revolution times if supply lines/fuel distribution goes down.

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One of the more alarming supply chain shortfalls for me recently, was the inability to buy a simple functional Weller 40 watt soldering iron.

I was making do with a 25 watt made in China from Walmart.

I bought the Weller thinking I was upgrading.  I was not.

The 40 watt was supposed to rescue me from the 25 watt.

It turned out that the 25 watt rescued me from the defective 40 watt tool.

When I took the 40 watt Weller, back to the store, I explained about it putting out less heat than the 25 watt, and asked if I could open one of the other 40 watt Weller’s in the store before buying it.

“Nope.”

 

I will continue limping along with the 25 watt made in China iron.

The production soldering I am doing is on an alternative to a normal hot water heater, an immersion heater for a bathtub.  It uses about $1 less of electricity per day, $30 per month, about 9 fewer kilowatt hours per day.  i.e. the hot water heater has an inefficiency of about 400 watts.

That inefficiency is convenient in the winter, because the heat is welcome.

In the summer, because the Air conditioning is not perfectly efficient, I would be paying an extra $30 for the inefficient hot water heater (if I wasn’t using the immersion heater) and maybe $40 a day to compensate for the unwelcome heat.

 

Seeing the supply chain problems in general, I wonder how close the town is to literally not having replacement hot water heaters.

And no hot water.

If the main hardware store doesn’t have functional soldering irons, it becomes real interesting, sort of fun Desert Island Survival Show situation, to answer the question, “how will we heat the water for the bath today ?”

 

For me, hot water for a bath is one of the main parts of being civilized.  Even if it is “low tech”.

Having used soldering irons since I was about 10, I’m now 64, and it is Halloween-ish to see some fragility in the Soldering Iron supply chain.

 

It makes me think that Dmitry Orlov should be asked to join the forum.

To tell us about the availability of Hot Baths in the Soviet Union in the years immediately before 1991.

 

So now I am looking here –

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=soldering+iron

So now I am on the verge of buying the $14 60 watt made in China, which is made by the same company as the 25 watt $11 Walmart soldering iron.

 

I have also had a similar experience with lawn sprinklers.

One year I was careful to save the receipts, and used conventional oscillating sprinklers to water about 2 acres of garden.  Not everywhere but in specific places, fruit trees, compost piles etc.

Not one sprinkler lasted longer than 4 weeks, even the $45 sprinkler.

This is with me running the hose water into a white 5 gallon bucket to check for sediment, sand etc.

So that year I paid $0 for sprinklers.  I got my money back about 8 times, and the cost of renting sprinklers, sort of, was my time.

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