Guest Post: The Devolution Of The Consumer Economy

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Boilermaker's picture

You mean I really don't need to spend $799 on an ipad2 along with an additional $40 per month data plan?

No shit?

prophet's picture

"... hold your member ..."

Michele Bachmann at 1:27

or John Larson

"so small they could drown it"

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3032619/#42462560

Josh Randall's picture

Posturing - all those @ss clowns are playing out this drama for their masses, meanwhile kids, women and men get to go defend America in Afgahanistan, Iraq, Libya, and every other place but America. So Bachman, Larson, and everyone else in that clip can sit on it and rotate

RafterManFMJ's picture

HeeHeeHee yes, just the other day I witnessed Afghan MIGs strafing my small town. How lucky I was they didn't spot me, hiding in the foothills of Western PA.

Oh, and BTW I'm pretty sure our military is voluntary so if you have to get some trigger time in, don't whine about having to hump the bush. K?

snowball777's picture

True enough, they cling well and often in PA, but how many of those 'volunteers' are doing it for citizenship or access to college? There are a number of reasons one might find oneself deployed like the peeps who get stop-lossed into extra time after having done their duty.

Blame the CiC and the guys with the stars and bars, but not the damn troops. Mmm'K?

williambanzai7's picture

I recommend the bare bones model. No data plan, wifi is all you need and minimum memory. Buy it extra gigabytes and you will fill it with more junk.

Same goes for everything else, skip the data plan and forget the extra space.

pan-the-ist's picture

Good riddance to consumer capitalism.  It doesn't fit well with our 'service' economy because you can't fix the junk produced by it.

BorisTheBlade's picture

I'll maybe buy one if AAPL puts a Geiger counter in it.

snowball777's picture

Much like calibrating and nulling out the compass, it will involve swinging the expensive AAPL product of your choice violently around your head in a Dr. Gonzo homage to swatting imaginary bees.

lynnybee's picture

I am deliberately purchasing less as a protest.   Any xtra money I get goes straight into metal or foodstuffs.    ......... funny, we were good enough to buy all the stuff that corporate america peddles, but, we're not good enough to be employed by them anymore.     they want that entire spread for themselves.     On that note, I protest.    No more nothing !   I'm extricating myself from the system.    I'm even going to start a garden for the first time in my entire life !! ~~~ & coming from me, a person who hates dirt & bugs, well, that's really saying a lot.

Missiondweller's picture

Me too. I'm buying PM's with my spare money and growing a "victory garden"

Mark McGoldrick's picture

Me, too.

I'm buying ham seeds. 

I'm also taking tmosely's advice and filling every crevice in my house with dried pepperoni. 

 

pods's picture

Okay, Ham Seeds is funny.

pods

I think I need to buy a gun's picture

u guys are g*d d**n right!!!!!!!!!1

johnnynaps's picture

Same here. Only neccessities and alcohol (which in this crazy world is a neccessity). No more voting for me either.

RafterManFMJ's picture

Just picked up a copy of The New Pioneer magazine, main article "Buy and build your own 10 acre Dream Farm." Can't wait to read it. I disagree with the no voting as I've decided I will vote for the most criminal trash I see on the ballot, all the faster to bring this demonic Ponzi down. Vote Obama, or whoever gets trotted out; let's auger this fraud of a nation into the ground!

Blue Vervain's picture

......... funny, we were good enough to buy all the stuff that corporate america peddles, but, we're not good enough to be employed by them anymore.

Well put.

And stick to it long enough, you get used to the bugs.

SilverBoy's picture

I feel the exact way and you have worded perfectly.

tarsubil's picture

I feel exactly the same. Stocking up and not buying junk is a form of protest. It's also anonymous and silent but deadly.

Monday1929's picture

Same here. Boycott the economy.

No settlements for the mortgage fraud- PROSECUTE the bankers and servicers.

Huskybritches's picture

"It's also anonymous and silent but deadly."

 

Somewhat like an economic fart of sorts.

konputa's picture

Make sure you buy with cash. They might come after you if they notice a pattern change with your card purchases. It's one thing to see a decrease in purchase volume but it's another to see a shift in behavior.

krispkritter's picture

+1. Couldn't agree more and started thinking that way several years ago. And if you don't like dirt then do hydroponics or aquaponics. No dirt, fewer bugs. You can do it cheaply, reliably, and don't need expensive chemicals. Everything from ph control to nutrients can be done with cheap or free, natural resources, you know, like nature does it.  Getting back to fundamentals of growing food, preparing it, making your own stuff, fixing things that broke, etc. is really much more relaxing than watching another episode of Dancing With The Idgits(DWTS; Don't Watch This Shit). Funny they call it 'survivalism' or 'homesteading' or something along those lines now. In the country or most other areas(50+ years ago) most people just called it 'living'.

lynnybee's picture

p.s.  CABLE T.V. DISCONNECTED & GONE ! ....... . & it feels great !

Michael's picture

Good job LynnyB,

Virtually all TV reporters are card carrying members of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR agents). They are defacto employees of the globalist international banking cartel pushing the new world order/one world government, and doing it in a very sneaky way. I prefer to keep USA national sovereignty and the US Constitution in place thank you. Stop watching TV people.

Mark McGoldrick's picture

No doubt about it, you're a paranoid schizophrenic. 

Is this a requirement for all libertarians, or is this just specific to many of the libertarians around here?  

A Nanny Moose's picture

So fucking what?

Junked and claimed.

Michael's picture

It's specific to people who understand the mechanics of how things really work. Put whatever label you want on us. Those labels go in one ear and out the other with no effort whatsoever.

Mark McGoldrick's picture

Those labels go in one ear and out the other with no effort whatsoever....

Not surprising. 

No roadblocks on that route. 


Michael's picture

I love rattling your kind of peoples cages. Your egos are so easy to play with. Thank you for doing exactly as I intend. Please don't change a single thing you are doing. I fully intend to make history repeat itself to the letter. Don't forget to cross a single t or dot an i. It would be very disappointing to me if you altered my time line. Thanks.

DEA's picture

is Mark McGoldrick one of those pentagon sock puppets I keep hearing about?

http://www.infowars.com/pentagon-sock-puppet-trolls-attack-alt-media/

jeff montanye's picture

i thought "ham seeds" sounded suspicious on several levels.

savagegoose's picture

just cuz you are paranoid doesnt mean they arent out to get you.

lynnybee's picture

......... ditto to what you say ..... i'm always in agreement with you, Michael (truth-teller) .

Michael's picture

Even though I don't post much anymore, I do read comments and enjoy your input Lynny B. Thanks.

Bringin It's picture

Michael hits the nail on the head again and again and again.

Funny, as fast as I tried to reply, you got flack from the defender-brigade ahead of me.

Edit Re. Funny, as fast as I tried to reply, you got flack from the defender-brigade ahead of me.

There was and it's gone??  How does one delete a post?

Rick64's picture

 Another plus is when they constantly call you to hook it back up, and you tell them you don't watch t.v.. There is usually a pause then "you don't watch t.v.?". Its so unbelievable to them. I stopped watching all t.v. 15 mo. ago. Its liberating and an automatic boost to your intelligence.

DEA's picture

I've been off the box for two and a half years. When these box watchers tell me what they spend their time watching its hard for me to believe, and to think I was once like them, but now I see.

Bringin It's picture

I could not agree more.  Turn off the box.  It can only harm the viewers remaining cognitive abilities.

TemporalFlashback's picture

It truly is a rewarding experience... Almost hard to describe because some people cannot imagine life sans television.

RafterManFMJ's picture

Been off the box for 4 years now, typical conversation with a friend goes like this:

"I know you don't watch TV, but there is this show..."

I marvel how much time people watch the idiot box, and also how much time they discuss what they watched. Only a lunatic would discuss fictional programs again and again...yet most 'mericans do just that.

Oh, and by the way, we won WWII; you really don't need to watch the 53rd show or History Channel piece about it; I begin to think it's intentional, to keep Americans thinking we still are relevant and powerful...colorful dope for the dopes.  If you're keeping track, I'd say we are about 0-11 since WWII...

jeff montanye's picture

are you forgetting glorious granada?

tired1's picture

I'm waiting for a History Channel show about the glorious Khazarian Empire.

MisterMousePotato's picture

I haven't owned a television since 1984, when my dad gave me one. In turn, I gave it away a few months later. I have to confess, though, that I didn't give it away because I didn't like TV. I did so because I liked TV too much. I would still be awake at 4:00 a.m. watch Gilligan's Island reruns if I had one. I did kinda miss it now and again, at least until the internet finally matured. Now? Meh.

RockyRacoon's picture

"A man's gotta know his limitations."  -- Dirty Harry

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VrFV5r8cs0

 

MisterMousePotato's picture

I haven't owned a television since 1984, when my dad gave me one. In turn, I gave it away a few months later. I have to confess, though, that I didn't give it away because I didn't like TV. I did so because I liked TV too much. I would still be awake at 4:00 a.m. watching Gilligan's Island reruns if I had one. I did kinda miss it now and again, at least until the internet finally matured. Now? Meh.

MisterMousePotato's picture

I haven't owned a television since 1984, when my dad gave me one. In turn, I gave it away a few months later. I have to confess, though, that I didn't give it away because I didn't like TV. I did so because I liked TV too much. I would still be awake at 4:00 a.m. watching Gilligan's Island reruns if I had one. I did kinda miss it now and again, at least until the internet finally matured. Now? Meh.

snowball777's picture

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80zkcGiYv9Y

"...so I just stare at the stain on the wall where the TV'd been,

but ever since we've moved in it's been empty."