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Thanks for the additional responses.
Since my last post I have decided to keep an estimated 60 days+ of nonperishable food stocks as a safety net from a wholesale store. It was a few hundred buck investment but sensible. I also purchased a bunch of expected necessities that would probably be more difficult in bulk at good rates. Nothing I bought I won’t use anyway in x time. I just have it now, in bulk at ultimately a savings anyway.
I’ve shifted to the new energy systems option for my mechanical engineering degree. I guess my plan is to finish school, loans and all. And then if the __ hits the fan I’ll just declare bankrupcy. I’m 27 with no credit cards having never lived beyond my means or beyond my cash necessity. School is my first debt. And I have no intention of buying a huge house or even a house beyond renting. So what would it really matter if I got my education and ended up with loans I couldn’t pay. I need to learn more about how it works, but I have nothing to be reposesssed, and my diploma doesn’t come with that risk. So if I ended up with school debt and defaulted amidst a eocnomic depression what’s the worst that would happen to me?
I’ve also been looking at some small banks in the area with decent offers, good %, atm fee reimbursement, things that would make them as convenient as my previous bank. Now I have to dig the dirt and decide whether I feel they are a risk due to their individual potential exposure to current financial issues. This is proving the most difficult situation for me. I really am curious as to what kinds of things Chris does financially as he states he has held something like 20% compounded yearly in his bio properly investing against the beark market. I don’t know if having more money that could be considered worthless or less is worse. I feel like I have less to lose but everything to lose.
A gun is still high on my priority. I guess at minimum I consider it just one more of those tools that would cost the same or less now than as later if at all available later. It’s probably the one area I’ve gotten more "foolish" and "unnecessary" commentary on. However a reliable simple and affordable revolver just seems like a smart choice, and getting it now to spend time at a range seems even smarter.
I guess that’s more said than necessary. Not because I think my business is of that much interest to anyone here, but maybe others coming onto here will have similiar situations, questions, or discussion to add. And sometimes talking about it all just makes ya feel a little better when so much else is out of your control.
Wish I could help answer your question. Hell, wish I could take you up on any offer myself. Best of luck though in your endeavor.
My view may not be perfect but going back to what I think I know of economics and what I believe I remember from the crash course. I think a third viewing actually might be in order for myself hehe. Anyway.
ok edit: my post failed. But I will post just to say good question, and go watch the video. And hopefully provide a better answer or read a better answer you get soon hehe!
Caps lock is cruise control for cool.
seriously, it’s a small enough forum that most threads will probably get read w/o caps locks. Very good question I hope someone answers though.
My studies lead me to suggest that a turning point was the promotion of Evolution as a substitute religion called Secular Humanism for people who reject God and put their faith into an unproven and un-scentific theory.
…sorry to rain on your parade but religion is also "unproven and un-scientific".
The further you go with quantum mechanics the closer to religion you are. And almost all description of energy is the description of God.
5-10 years ago most scientists would probably agree that there is no evidence for anything beyond the material that we see before us in our universe. However now we have mathematically calculated that visible matter and energy accounts for only 4% of that which exists in the universe, the rest being majoritily (73%) what is called "Dark Energy" and a portion (23%) of "Dark Matter".
As the few other explanations for galactic constants of motion are limited including things as far fetched as gravity is not constant. The leading hypothesis is that what you and I see to the far reaches of the universe is dwarfed by material enough for 8 more universes and energy in surplus of anyone’s imagination.
Almost all hypothesis are unproven, for instance the idea of "light matter" being all that exists (which was just converted from proven to false). And right now the scientific community has faith in things they cannot see or explain or probably ever touch or glimpse in their lifetime.
Sounds pretty religious to me.
Thanks for the reply. I typically hold your perspectives on the matter. But the recent accelerated spiral of events had me very unnerved. It is uncomforting to hear all sorts of advice and concerns and be unable yet to affect major change to consider them in your life. Anyway,
I’m studying mechanical engineering and my university just opened a new additional certification in Power Systems Engineering I will pursue, which focuses on all sorts of energy related engineering. I find it more interesting and as you have also outlined more probably useful than Biomechanical or Aerospace as was previously the two only options for a mechanical engineer at my school.
I guess it’s simply a matter of putting together some medium term goals to protect myself further and keeping with my education and of course the old "hold fast" when things seem to get hairy.
Thanks again for the reply.
Unfortunately the basic principles of our, the people’s power, over government are completely usurped. Just watch the HBO documentary "Hacking Democracy". It is hard to see absolutely undeniable proof on video of the ability to manipulate votes, combined with video documentation of voting process (paper receipts thrown away) illegalities, and a statistically indicative error in election results, and still have faith in your power as a citizen.
What does it matter if the ultimate person were to appear and challenge the political standard. They would be harassed, humiliated, ignored, shunned, regardless of the validity of their perspectives and ultimately if popular would magically lose anyway. I see no way forward that requires anything short of the cooperative effort of the people, in majority and opposing voice, to anything but what they deem is truly best for themselves. Let us hope and pray that this voice will still be allowed to speak peacefully and productively when the time comes.