Still no cooking gas in the building, since Friday. We're well-past the point of Saturday's fish being edible raw. Today the chinese landlord announced gas isn't coming back. Everybody must switch to electric stoves. No explanation. He's probably cheaping-out on a major repair. At least he comes in-person, in workwear with a flashlight on his headband, does his own dirty work.
I pulled a dozen large wire baskets out of a closing-business's trash pile. Expensive 'elfa' brand, for home storage. Got a bunch of compatible hardware free from Craiglist. Finally heeding Jordan Peterson's 'clean your room'. The middle room between bedroom & kitchen is full of boxes of stuff, clothing racks, a wall of cheap guitars, bicycle parts, tools. Also per Jordan Peterson: if there's an overdue bill you don't want to look-at, you'll put it on your desk-- and pile each additional notice on it-- and that little spot of chaos will grow & take over your desk, your office, your home, your life. It's a portal leaking chaos into your life. What's the Big 5 personality trait for 'Messy'? Opposite from Conscientious? I'm off the charts.
Oh-- I'd better provide proof for Lsuoma. :cdc:
So, as I house-putter, I listen to podcasts.
This episode of Free Man Beyond The Wall-- is a very clear & calm description of The Great Reset-- from a paranoid perspective-- but all the facts presented are verifiable. Yes, Bill Gates has said weird shit about using a vaccine to de-populate the world. Get spooked by stuff like that, or don't. It does offer an explanation to a lot of hard-to-fathom current events... https://libertarianinstitute.org/mance/572/
The problem with Peter Schiff's podcast is-- he posts episode even when he has nothing-much to say. He'll just read the day's financial ups & downs with his fast-talking 2 cents. But this episode is full of good stuff. Like how Biden's worker-leave program gives workers free 3-month paid vacations-- for whatever made-up 'emergency' they concoct. Turns everybody into Melody Hensley. And causes havoc on employers who keep losing workers for 3 months-- but can't fire them. Schiff doesn't mention MMT, but he talks about reasons the US Dollar is jeopardizing it's status as the world's reserve currency. And how the Fed is hiding inflation-- by calling 2020/21 a 'transitory event' which doesn't-count... they plan to resume counting inflation if/when it ever settles down.
https://www.schiffradio.com/fed-helps-b ... conomic-f/
Dave Smith also talked-good, this time: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXgZeh-NdM0
40-some minutes into it-- he offers an excellent description of how we've deviated away from Normal (the 'centerist' dems became quite extreme)... and throwing Trump at the problem in exasperation-- only upset people more. So now Biden promised a return to the old normal-- but instead he's delivering a cuh-razy new journey into weird unknown territory.
All this stuff plus cold leftover coffee late at night-- is gelling into sharp snapshot of how-exactly the world is screwed-up right now.