Friday, December 20, 2013
The Lies they Tell
Busy Busy day today. After getting up at the crack of dawn to combine my final gift buying trip with a small grocery run to my least favorite store on earth and then had to rush back home and get everything ready for the latest predicted storm heading our way.
Yes once again it was making sure the gas cans were full, splitting another load of wood and covering everything with tarps lashed down to protect it from the storm. Another over full truck bed of split stuff is now ready to add weight if "we" (guess who really) just has to get out for some reason or will be burned once the precipitation moves past us. I have about 3/4 of a cord still in my burn rack also covered with a tarp to use until the front moves on by.
At this point I am looking for some freezing temps to allow me to get out and bring some more wood in because it is pretty obvious I am not going to get any more dry days. The lingering snow despite the warmer temps left the fields too wet for me to get out there and pull the three remaining locust trunks up to where I could cut and load them. I was forced to split out of my reserve once again. I still have quite a bit left, enough I figure to make it through the end of January at least but I would prefer to be up to February by now.
On my drive back home this morning I heard the cause for celebration news that the 3rd quarter GDP was revised upwards again to a ridiculous 4.1%
I about choked when I heard that so getting home I had to find out what they had the balls to lie about this time around.
So almost two thirds of their upward revision came at consumer expense? Ain't that just lovely. Behind that as you can see from the chart up top was energy costs then recreation?
Now how can they even put something like that out there with a straight face and still claim inflation is so low?
You simply cannot believe any of these government numbers any more. I'm still shaking my head.
Keep Prepping Everyone!!!