Preparations

Nothing extreme seems to be going on, but I have a feeling that “something” is around the corner and things might quite suddenly go to shit, so I’ll write down what I think makes sense to do.

Spiritual preparations

From what I can tell, the last warning was given around this time in 2020 – get your affairs in order, acquire and keep spiritual detachment from this world, orient yourselves towards God, basically live as if this might go on for a long time, and yet be ready to leave at any moment. When the warning was given I had the feeling that what follows will be a relatively long period of “nothing”, which will make people not take the warning seriously, and then the lightning will strike in an instant, and then they’ll whine that they haven’t been warned. Apparently, you can’t win – if you issue a warning and the event you’re warning against follows quickly, they whine that they haven’t been warned early enough to do anything constructive. If you warn them early enough, they laugh at you and say that obviously nothing happened and you’re deluded.

Financial preparations

You already know what I’ll say here – keep all savings in form of physical gold and silver. Ensure that you have access to it and that it isn’t kept in some building with armed guards who will keep you from entering in a crisis. Don’t trust the system – the banks and the states will conspire against you. The corporations will obey the laws, and the laws will be made by the people who couldn’t care less about you. Keep as much money in the bank as you need for the monthly liquidity; bills need to be paid and you need to be practical about it. Also, keep enough cash in case the banks become defunct, but not too much – cash is a necessary intermediary step between banks not working and you having to resort to gold and silver for expenses. My rule of the thumb for cash is always keep at least 200 dollars or euros per person, and don’t exceed the amount you need for food, fuel and medical expenses per month. This is not even that much of a “prepping” advice, it’s a common sense thing, because the credit/debit cards are known not to work occasionally and you need to have backup. Any kind of debt might become fatal, in the sense that if the banking and financial system becomes defunct, you will not be able to service your debt, but the banks and the states will conspire to simply take your collateral without even asking for your input in any way. Some kind of emergency measures will be taken and everybody will get fucked, except for the rich people in power. They will do the fucking.

Physical preparations

Shelter, food, water, medications, hygiene products. Try to stock up on things you need that might become unavailable if foreign trade is disrupted – detergent, soap, toothpaste, toilet paper, and so on. Try to have everything you need to keep in touch with family and friends in case of emergency – at an absolute minimum, a smartphone, charger and a battery pack to keep it working in case of a prolonged power outage. Keep a “return home safely” backpack ready and take it in your car whenever you go far enough that you would have a problem if you had to return home on foot in case of a total traffic collapse. Keep spare bottles of drinking water in your car – it costs you nothing to have them there, and it won’t go bad, so it’s cheap insurance. If you have multiple residences, keep a cache of food, water and other stuff at each location. Keep your car ready at all times. The absolute minimum you must be able to endure with your cache of food is two weeks; the absolute minimum of drinking water supplies should be two days, if you can rely on the utilities working. In any case, do the best you can. I am aware that if the water and electricity are permanently disrupted, it’s game over, and having your own off-grid water and electricity supply is just not an option for most people. However, assume that what you have locally will keep working, and whatever is sourced remotely will be unavailable, so stock up on that well in advance, while the prices are still normal. As for the gadgets, having computers behind an UPS that filters power is recommended; having a radiation dosimeter that is able to detect alpha and beta sources, in order to check if food and water are safe, is great. Having a battery-powered radio to be able to hear the news in case of an emergency combined with a power outage and Internet failure is good, but you probably already have one in your car. Having a quadcopter drone in order to be able to see from a high vantage point and check the surroundings out of your line of sight is useful. Having a bicycle that will give you mobility in case there’s no fuel for the car is very good. Absolutely have at least one battery powered flashlight per person, and a cache of both rechargeable and alkaline batteries at each residence. Having a garden where you can grow some food is great in case of a prolonged collapse.

Summary

The point of preparations is to return to God with your soul in good condition, and to avoid as much of misery, suffering, destitution, starvation and other joys of material existence as possible before that.

Radiation

(I initially wrote this in the comment section, but it’s important enough that I’ll post it as an article)

There are several factors about radiation that are generally unknown, so I’ll elaborate.
First, one needs to understand that human body, and other animals and plants that evolved here on Earth, have a built-in mechanism for dealing with radiation damage. If not, they wouldn’t have lasted very long, since radiation is a way of life here. My dosimeter “clicks” frequently enough that I had to turn off sound, and every click means that its small, coin-sized sensor has been hit by a high-energy photon. This means that every piece of our body that is the size of that small sensor gets hit with the same frequency, which means that we are getting constantly pierced by gamma rays. Obviously, this level of radiation is not a problem since our bodies can deal with it. So, how do they deal with it? Gamma rays basically eject electrons from atoms, which in case of atoms that share an electron in their highest orbital means that the molecular bond is broken. I think┬áthe cells know how to fix minor damage of this kind, but if it gets too much, something in the cell’s chemistry changes sufficiently that the immune cells recognize it as damaged/foreign, and start attacking it. The cell then dies and its content is disposed as any other waste.
This gives us three corollaries: first, that cancer should never happen if the immune response is healthy, which means that cancer is basically disease of the immune system, which does not perform its normal function of recognizing and attacking damaged cells. The second corollary is that radiation sickness is basically a state when the body is overwhelmed by garbage disposal from all the damaged/destroyed cells. This is why acute radiation damage is so dangerous, and why it’s a rule of the thumb: if enough cells die to overwhelm your kidneys, liver and other organs, you die. If not, you just get very sick during the garbage disposal phase, which, incidentally, is the same thing one suffers when they take antibiotics that are very effective against bacteria: all the garbage from the dead bacteria overwhelms the body. If the antibiotics don’t work, you won’t feel anything at all. The third corollary is that body will deal with radiation damage in a matter of days and weeks; basically, everything that is damaged will be killed off and disposed, except if your immune system is suppressed, in which case you will get cancer. Also, one should absolutely never have sex during this phase, because that’s when the genetically damaged children get conceived. After the body had the time to purge the damaged cells, it’s safe. The disclaimer is that this is empirical data obtained from irradiated men. I don’t know irradiated women handle the damaged ova, because it’s the men who statistically got irradiated and thus were unfortunate enough to provide me with a statistical sample.
Also, and this is not really recognized by science at this point, but I have the empirical data from Chernobyl, the initial burst of high radiation is absolutely deadly, and does exactly what you would expect. However, the long-term elevated doses of radiation seem to be more-less harmless, and this is a shocking datapoint, because there are carp merrily swimming in the super-radioactive lake near the exploded reactor, and they are fine. They are radioactive as all fuck, to the point that their bones make the Geiger-counter scream, but eagles that are supposed to be highly sensitive to the accumulation of heavy metals on top of the food chain are also fine; they eat radioactive carp from the radioactive lake and they are fine. The wolves, also the top of the food chain, are similarly fine, and they have a very healthy population there. Old people who refused to evacuate from the exclusion zone eat radioactive cheese and milk from their radioactive cows, and they are all fine. For the animals, the radioactive exclusion zone is heaven on Earth. As for the mutations, that’s another funny thing – there aren’t any. Radiation doesn’t increase the speed of mutation, because the mutated DNA is recognized as damaged, and is routinely destroyed by the immune system. There was an evolutionary preference for black frogs over the normal ones, because apparently melanin stops gamma rays the same way it stops UV light, and increases survival rate; since those frogs live in the super-radioactive lake, the initial deadly radiation probably preferentially killed the low-melanin frogs. The corollary of this is that one should hide from the initial strong radiation immediately and effectively, but later on the body seems to adapt to the higher amounts of ionizing radiation and is able to cope even with the doses that would be expected to be deadly.
Cancer is actually the least of the problems; cataract, sterility and lethal stress are much more probable, because the population from Chernobyl exclusion zone showed that almost all elderly people who evacuated quickly died from stress-related conditions, while those who remained had no issues whatsoever and lived to very old age. Also, among the highly-irradiated engineers in the station itself the main causes of death are myocardial and cerebral infarctions; I would guess that radiation damages the inner linings of their blood vessels, which likely promotes clotting. That’s the weird thing – nobody seems to get cancer from radiation. However, stress will really fuck you up, especially if you believe all the hype about radiation and if you have to evacuate from your home and basically restart your life.

Radiation monitoring

Yesterday I added another page to the main menu of the blog, Status. It contains hourly radiation measurements from my dosimeter, and my current assessments of dangers.

You might ask “why”, and “why now”. I’m actually not sure – I basically solved the technical problem of “how”, and then just did it. I don’t know how much sense it makes. The current geopolitical situation is the worst I ever saw, and I was here in the 1980s, in the time of the Pershing-missile crisis in Europe, when Andropov was so spooked he had a general with the nuclear codes with him at all times in his hospital room. I also monitor the spiritual condition of the global astral field and it shows all signs of extreme energy depletion. Also, there are strong indicators of complete societal breakdown in the West, the petrodollar system has been de facto broken, and the fiat currency system is in the process of collapse. Each of those by itself is not good and suggests a crisis, but together they form a very strong multi-variant convergence that I don’t think we’ve seen at any time in history. Also, I can’t tell whether this current multivariant convergent collapse pattern is merely a symptom, in the sense that people on a very wide scale have a premonition that this world is doomed, and this causes their behaviour. For instance, if we were to be hit by some fatal natural disaster in the near future, and people could subconsciously sense this, it might cause them to act weirdly. It’s hard to tell what is the cause and what is the effect, and this is why I’m monitoring all kinds of possible disasters; also, because I hate being ignorant and so I pass my time hypothesising. I feel something’s up, but that’s about it.

As for the radiation monitor, the reason why I have it is twofold – first, I don’t trust any government at this point to provide us with timely and accurate data about anything. They lie so much I can’t even assume that they lie and extrapolate anything useful from this fact. Also, I know a thing or two about nuclear weapons, enough so that I am aware that serious shit could be going on and nobody outside of the immediately affected area would know about it, with the possible exception of very colorful sunsets. Combine the two, and, obviously, there could be several nuclear explosions in Europe, and I would not be able to personally verify it, and the governments would lie. A dosimeter would let me know if fallout cloud had reached me, and from this I could tell that some serious shit hit the fan somewhere. Also, I could use it to check if the food I’m buying is contaminated, or if some area is particularly “hot”. In the first days, however, I am aware that not many people have their own radiation monitor, and when shit starts going on, I expect to have other priorities, so setting this up now looks like a good idea, because transcribing measurements manually or tweaking software during an acute crisis is not something I would realistically do. Having something that does it by default might help. Also, it can prove a negative – for instance, if the governments say there was a nuclear war, and my dosimeter consistently shows baseline, it would mean they want us to think there’s a nuclear war so that they can assume emergency powers. As a middle ground, they can understate or overstate the danger, and I have the ability to check for myself. For instance, if they say everything’s fine and I can see that everything is hot as fuck, I can avoid the danger. Also, if they say everything is hot and I see that it is fine, I can move around safely and notify others. In any case, it allows me to perform my own measurements and share them with others, so that they can have a datapoint independent of the lying governments and media. Whether that will help or not, I don’t know, but it’s something I can do, and I prefer doing something to remaining passive and waiting to get fucked.

 

Developments

The Western countries are continuing to stir up anti-Russian chaos in countries of the former Soviet Union – Armenia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, where they have installed corrupt, pro-western client regimes and NGOs that spread pro-western, anti-Russian propaganda to the detriment of the local populace. The goal of this is to strategically encircle Russia with hostile nations that will follow the example of Ukraine – basically, buy into the empty promises of Western wealth and “democracy”, and get destroyed fighting Russia, so that the West doesn’t have to sacrifice their own people and vital resources defeating their strategic enemy.

This, however, is just a distraction, since none of those client states can survive the inevitable collapse of the West; the West at this point has culturally nothing to offer, other than the LGBT degeneracy that nobody wants. Their “prosperity” is debt-based, the Western societies are deindustrialising, energy-deficient and the basis of prosperity is in the process of collapse. The only thing Russia has to do is not swallow the bait, take their time destroying the West in Ukraine, wait for the eurodollar system to collapse, and when the false promise of the prosperity of the West crumbles together with the West itself, things will gradually normalise.

Unfortunately, I don’t see any probability of this happening, because of the very narcissism of the West that makes them form great plans for total world domination at the very point of their socioeconomic collapse. Such narcissists will burn everything down before they suffer the humiliation that stares them in the face, which is why I see a nuclear war as the high-probability option.

As for the immediate collapse of the Western economy, what we see is the collapse of the banking system, but I see a more important underlying pattern of the collapse of the real-estate market and its derivatives, the mortgage-based securities that back the currency. The danger to the individuals is reduced liquidity due to the banks being formally rescued but de-facto defunct. What this means is that your account might be theoretically there, but you might be unable to use it to service your liabilities, and I actually expect this to be a way for the banks and other large entities to disown the owners of real estate that is financed with mortgage loans. You see, the simplest way to do this is to create a widespread technical default, meaning that you formally have the money in the bank but you can’t use it to pay your debts, in the same way the West is forcing Russia into a technical default or delinquency on its obligations by locking it out of the SWIFT system and simultaneously requiring payment that can only be done using the system that is blocked. Then, when the Russians can’t service their obligations, use this as an excuse to confiscate their assets. I expect this pattern to be extremely widely used against the populace in the West, in order to effectively confiscate their property and turn them into serfs in some sort of a technofascist neo-feudal system that they have planned for us. Even if you actually own real estate, meaning there’s no mortgage on it, you’re not safe, because I expect the governments to invent new taxes attacking property owners, which might be technically unserviceable and delinquency on those imaginary obligations will be dealt with by mass confiscations of property. Since they have already implemented a total surveillance society, they expect that nobody will be able to escape their total control even as they go bankrupt, and they will be able to implement absolute centralized control over life and property of individuals.

This is why I see a nuclear war as a lesser evil, because “peace” brings only enslavement, destitution and despair for all of us. The worst that could happen to us is along the function of the linear progression of “business as usual”. Fortunately, I think those people are in fact very stupid and have overplayed their hand, mostly because they work with faulty assumptions, the way they expected to collapse the Russian economy with sanctions, and they in fact collapsed their own economies and improved the Russian position, because in their narcissism they are unable to understand the actual facts, and instead they consume their own propaganda as inputs for simulations and predictions. Also, they vastly overestimated their ability to control things, also because they worked with faulty understanding of why things worked so far, and why they seemed to have things under control. In essence, I expect things to increasingly escape their control and fall apart, and I expect all their efforts in fixing the problems to accelerate the rate of collapse, contrary to what happened so far.

Local bubble

I’ve seen several articles commenting the fact that for the last 5 MY or so, the solar system has been traversing the so called “local bubble“:The obvious explanation of this structure is a supernova remnant, something similar to the Crab nebula, only bigger; orders of magnitude bigger, in fact:

The thing I personally find puzzling is that absolutely nobody mentioned the first thing that crossed my mind when I found out about this. You see, when you see a structure that has a stellar nursery on its gaseous outer perimeter, and empty space inside the perimeter, the first thing that comes to mind is to expect at least one black hole somewhere in the center of this structure; more precisely, there have probably been several supernovae of the population 2 stars in the center of this, and considering how big the structure is, I would expect them to have produced black holes, rather than neutron stars, and we are going right through this area.

Is this a danger? That’s hard to tell, but a black hole is not more dangerous than an ordinary star of its mass; it doesn’t just go around and suck things in. You need to get fairly close, and then the most likely outcome would be the disruption of the Oort cloud, with the likely result of multiple intrusions of comets into the inner solar system, and in the worst case, if we pass really close, it can disrupt the solar system, or cause the Sun to start misbehaving quite dramatically due to tidal effects, which could create extreme coronal mass ejections. As I said, it’s hard to tell – it all depends on how close we are to something we won’t necessarily even see unless we get dangerously close; if you can see it producing relativistic distortions of space on the night sky, you are basically fucked. It’s a very old black hole, and probably not of the kind that advertises itself by chewing up new matter and producing lots of radiation along its axis of rotation, or we would have seen it on a radio telescope by now. What is basically certain is that there is at least one, it is expected to be around the center of the local bubble, and we are basically there.

However, considering how big this structure is, we could miss it by a parsec or so, which is the distance to Alpha Centauri, and relative to this structure’s size I would still say we’re basically right on top of it, and it wouldn’t affect us at all, so it is what it is.