I don’t know that more people are slowing down on prepping now that Trump is president. I think that more people are looking at ways to do it on their own instead of just buying things from a store or on-line.
That’s quite possible farmer dude…Sort of like the unemployment rate… #’s can be mis-represented from the sheer nature of prepping if all we look at are prepping sales supply #’s…
We don’t have “Workforce participation rate” to see if #’s in one area are not telling the whole story though like the unemployment rate does by example….
interesting though….time ultimately will tell.
And more food for thought on Russia….. here’s todays diddy…. http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/06/20/breaking-news-armed-russian-jet-comes-within-5-feet-us-recon-jet.html
So this is why I say things FEEL different with this one…
Times have changed, but they remain the same.
Throughout history tensions rise and fall….What changes is the specific set of conditions around said tensions and the responses ensued that provokes an escalation of action/response to the point of war or a de-escalation.
We don’t even need to look back that far for a perfect example….The Cuban missile crisis….let me paint a little picture here.
The times were different….Back then you had layers…..Layers of people involved that analyzed, took time, and responded. It was weeks, and weeks, and weeks from the time that we knew Russia was putting missiles in Cuba for the industrial military complex and president Kennedy to form a response….time and layers stopped things from “Popping”. Even with the layers involved we BARELY avoided it.
Since that time interactions are common. We approach them, they approach us….. “Intercepts and Escorts” are common everyday things….BUT, they are done professionally….They approach, safely fly alongside one another for a while and then disengage…… professional.
Flash forward to today…..
The Military Industrial Complex is increasingly alarmed in the way these intercepts are done and are noting, publically, that they’re concerned.
Intercepts more and more often by the Russians are EXTREEMLY unsafe. There is more and more intercepts done at extremely high speed as head-on games of chicken veering away at the last possible second. Barrel rolls around a target are common recently as well…. Jittery nerves can quite simply, cause an accident…..So much for professionalism.
Take a big 4 wing NATO/US surveillance aircraft for example…These guys cant really see what’s going on directly around their AC…They just have to trust that the Russian pilot knows what he’s doing as he’s doing barrel rolls around them and not clip their wings….Jittery.
Now we have an AC support pilot that’s told he has the ability to fire if he feels threatened….Ya, can you say “powder keg”?
Next, look at the “Layers”….They aren’t there.
Trump doesn’t even have a full cabinet….the layers are incomplete. Incidents are being reported within minutes to him currently.
Enter the “Twitter-verse”……..I don’t care if you like Trump or not like I do, his Twitter account needs to be shut the hell off. It’s not good for us. He’s like a crack addict with his tweets. He has no filter. We need a filter in SOME instances……Trump already stated back when he was a candidate that “at some point you just need to shoot, you just need to shoot, and take care of it” when asked about Obamas reactions to the high speed intercepts.
So, we have rising tensions, unprofessional interactions, no layers for times to tweet, and POP! ….An accident happens….A Russian jet clips a wing and we lose anywhere from 2-20 American lives depending on the type of aircraft downed in the incident.
Enter the final difference from 1962…..Political pressure for IMMEDIATE response…
If something happens in the tiniest bit these days, the absolute pandering for an immediate response is demanded on any administration…Media, officials, the public, all demanding, HOUNDING, for an immediate reaction. Whatever it is will be criticized. That’s not the point. The point is no layers, and no time allowed for an appropriate response.
There is nothing you or I can do about it in any way other than to discuss, so this is just food for thought…….I’m not freaking out or anything…lol…I’m just analytical by nature. I study facts and how history has repeated itself with differing circumstances going WAY WAY back for fun.
I’m telling you guys though, this one just feels different to me. Too many lines are connecting.
I’ll be very happy when you guys prove correct though.
Until then, we discuss and observe.
Statistics: Posted by DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE — Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:22 am