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Kowalski
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15/06/2020 3:30 am  

Hello my brothers.  I finally decided to come back from the vanishing point to post again.  Tonight I sit here after a good meal. After I travelled a 1000 plus miles in my white rear wheel drive stick shift vehicle over the last two days.  Something about hitting triple digits on the speedometer makes me happy. You will be happy to know i am enjoying life. I am currently camping staring into a fire looking up at the stars.

 

I was quite despondent after the destruction of the site which will not be mentioned. Wasn’t sure when I would be back.

 

As for my back story I saved my money for years and brought myself my 1970 challenger. Found a woman whom would become my wife. Things got tough my job was very dependent on the weather so I decided to supplement our income by joint the military reserves.  Little did I know until after I was in boot camp my unit was set to head to the sandbox over seas.  I partially torn a ligament in my leg. I was fed pain pills and shamed. Right before I was set to receive any benefits from my injury I was discharged.  Then the pain started.

 

When I got home I could tell something my wrong with my wife. Just by the look on her face. She was cold as ice. Found out she was seeing someone while I was gone.  I was so upset I was shaking. My best friend at the time had to come and help me. The divorce started.

 

She put her name on the title of my challenger because she had power of attorney while I was away.  The judge said I abandoned my family by going into the service and called me solider boy. I was forced to sell it.  She took that money and brought a brand new luxury car with it.  After all said and done I left with four boxes and and old beat up pickup truck that you could start with a screwdriver.

 

Turns out later she was pregnant during and offed the child.  Who’s was it? I never was given the choice.

 

Maybe the fire has inspired me to share my story once again.   That story was a long time ago and now I love my mgtow life.


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GregBO
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15/06/2020 11:36 am  

Kowalski,

Welcome back brother and know that friends, both old and new, are here to listen and offer support.  The virtual beers are on me today.  Am listening to the best of B.T.O. while getting ready to virtually work from home.  "Looking Out for Number One" is currently playing. 

Enjoy your time with nature and may the weather continue to stay good.  Great to see your name again.

"Looking Out For Number One"

Every day is an endless train
You got to ride it to the end of the line
Be a troubleshooter, blow the bad luck away
And you will make it to your station on time

And you'll find out every trick in the book
And that's there's only one way to get things done
You'll find out the only way to the top
Is looking out for number one
I mean you keep looking out for number one

Every night is a different game
We gotta work for our fortune and fame
Success is a ladder, take a step at a time
And the people will remember your name

Yes, I found out all the tricks of the trade
And that's there's only one way you're gonna get things done
I found out the only way to the top
Is looking out for number one
And that's me, I'm looking out for number one

Every day is an endless train
But I ride it to the end of the line
I'm a real troubleshooter and I blow it away
No one's gonna get what's mine

I found out every trick in the book
And that's there's only one way to get things done
I found out the only way to the top
Is looking out for number one
I mean you, keep looking out for number one
That's us, keep looking out for number one
That's me, I'm looking out for number one

 

​"What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal." -Albert Pike

​"​My father didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.​" - Clarence Buddinton Kelland


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Old Buck
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15/06/2020 1:17 pm  

Getting out into the wild is theraputic.  When a man is out of his comfort zone and left in silence he can open his mind and face demons previously supressed.  The mind builds walls to preserve ones mental stability.  Peace and tranquility helps to disolve them.

I may not have married, but lost much to my own choices.  I miss my '77 Cutlass and '69 AMX, but both have been restored by their new owners and I am glad they have taken better care of those cars than I could have.

I am ready to sell my motorcycle today.  I am about to lose the one thing I care about more than myself.  But it is holding me back.  I also emptied my storage shed, giving tools to a friend and the rest donated to Goodwill.  I need to move, go somewhere farther away from this insanity I call my life.  I need to rebuild and reinvent myself.  All I have left is my car and some camping equipment.  I will soon be ready for a new adventure.

Always look forward.  Check your six once in a while but don't dwell on it.  An old man I worked with in my youth told me:  A smart man learns from his mistakes, a wise man learns from other's.

Glad to see you again, Brother!  You were dearly missed.

Do NOT chase tail. Turn yours around and live FREE!


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Sobieski
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15/06/2020 5:04 pm  

You can always call if you need a friend 


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Don Keyknob
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15/06/2020 8:07 pm  

Wise men - there's not enough of them around.

As a younger man, I was once told by a old chap in the bookies - 

"Have ONE bet....if you must - if it loses, f*** off....if it win's, f*** off". 

 


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17/06/2020 12:15 am  

Sounds like you had a hell of a ride Kowalski, glad things are solid now. See you around. 

There is nothing to be gained by playing the game to qualify oneself for the privilege of giving away resources and sacrificing sovereignty.


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GregBO
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18/06/2020 1:39 am  

Kicking any vehicle into triple digits is a rush that stays with you for quite some time.  Yeah!

​"What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal." -Albert Pike

​"​My father didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.​" - Clarence Buddinton Kelland


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Old Buck
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19/06/2020 4:16 am  

Looks like my adventure just got shortened...

‘Into the Wild’ bus removed from Alaska trail for safety concerns

 

COCKSUCKERS!!!

 

Everything is getting fucked up.  The Mayans were right...

(Written in 1996)

The Long Count/creation epoch of the Maya comes to an end on December 21st (the winter solstice), of 2012. What will the katun that begins this new era be like? The Maya regarded katun 2-Ahau as half good and half bad, a time of uniting for a cause, but also as the katun during which came the "end of the word of God." And what does that mean? It is true that in previous 2-Ahau katuns there were great religious or ideological crises. Between 1500 and 1520 the Aztecs were conquered and forced to convert to Christianity. Also in 1517 Martin Luthor started the Protestant Reformation. 256 years later, between 1756 and 1776, the ideas of liberty and the rights of countries and individuals became a growing trend and this led to the American colonies declaring independence from England. One could say that a new era was indeed dawning, although it took a few more katuns before it could stand on its own two feet. Quite possibly some of our most taken-for-granted beliefs, secular and religious, will begin to lose cohesiveness and credibility after 2012, paving the way for a genuinely new age. If the Maya were right, then don't hold your breath for the mere millennium, the year 2000, hang on for the real changes that should begin twelve years later in 2012 and culminate with katun 13-Ahau which starts in 2032.

 

Katun 2-Ahau (years 2012 – 2032) For half of the katun there will be food, for half some misfortunes. This katun brings the end of the "word of God." It is a time of uniting for a cause.

 
Katun 13-Ahau: (years 2032 – 2052) This is a time of total collapse where everything is lost. It is the time of the judgment of God. There will be epidemics and plagues and then famine. Governments will be lost to foreigners and wise men, and prophets will be lost. 

 

Then I found this gem...

Steven Hawking: Mayans miscalculated by 8 years, 2020 is actual end of civilisation

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Old Buck
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20/06/2020 7:35 pm  

I was a week away from leaving to pay my respects to Chris McCandless... 

I really REALLY wish this piece of history ends up in a museum.  Chris' story needs to be told.

If you haven't read the book or seen the movie, I highly recommend it.  The movie is fantastic, but the book details the interactions with people who met Chris, and whose lives he touched. 

It is amazing how much my life and his have drawn parallels.  I only survived my adventures because I planned ahead TO survive.  There is one thing I have noticed that no one else has, including his parents.  Chris had ADHD.  How do I know?  I have it too.  Chris and I are so alike it isn't funny.  I personally know the demons Chris was running away from.  I had ran away too.  I think this is why so many people have a connection with his story, whether they realize it or not.

https://www.foxnews.com/great-outdoors/into-the-wild-bus-removed-alaska-toursits

 

Anyone in Alaska reading this?  Save this bus.  Call the Alaska DNR.  It means more than anyone can imagine...

 

An Alaska Army National Guard UH 60 Blackhawk helicopter hovers near "Bus 142," made famous by the "Into the Wild" book and movie.

 

This bus is moving out of the wild.

An abandoned 1940s-era bus that was popularized in the 1996 book "Into the Wild," and later its film adaptation, was removed from its longtime spot in central Alaska after an increasing number of tourists found themselves in harm’s way while trying to visit the landmark.

The bus, located near a trail outside Denali National Park, was removed Thursday by officials with the Alaska Department of Natural Resources and Alaska Army National Guard, Reuters reported.

The bus was made popular in the "Into the Wild" movie-adaptation of Jon Krakauer’s 1996 non-fiction book of the same name. The story follows 24-year-old Chris McCandless, whose body was found inside the bus after his attempt to hike to Alaska’s coast in 1992. He reportedly died of starvation after more than 100 days of being in the wilderness.

Hordes of tourists have been making the trek to the bus, which had been brought to the area in the 1960s and left by a road crew deep in central Alaska — 30 miles away from the nearest town, and across the Teklanika River.

Between 2009 and 2017, Alaska authorities have reported 15 search-and-rescues of tourists who got stuck trying to get to, and leave from, the “perilous attraction,” Denali Borough Mayor Clay Walker told Reuters. Two people have drowned.

Though the mayor described the bus’s removal as “bittersweet” as it had become such an icon, there was a relief at its departure.

Alaska's Natural Resources Commissioner Corri Feige said officials understood how important the bus was to tourists, Reuters reported.

"However, this is an abandoned and deteriorating vehicle that was requiring dangerous and costly rescue efforts. More importantly, it was costing some visitors their lives," he said in a statement.

The Department of Natural Resources is reportedly still deciding what to do with the bus.

 

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Untamed
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22/06/2020 2:21 pm  

Welcome back, Kowalski 🍺

I don't know where you've been or where you're going but I can relate and tell you you're not alone. Keep strong and do not despair for the sun rises for everyone of us and rain is only temporary and necessary, bringing with it renewal and continuation of life 😀  

Don't let them blame, shame or tame you!


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Kowalski
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25/06/2020 2:21 pm  

So I finally returned from my 3200 mile camping/ road trip out west. It was a great time. One of the best times when I had no cell signal for 3 days. The black screen went off and stayed off.

The one night all I could do is laugh at the family  where all the kids and the wife were walking all around holding their self validation devices up to the sky hoping to get a signal. The husbank just sat there shaking his head. 

When I was in more of the main tourist areas I was completely blown away with the narcissism women display when trying to take non stop selfies.  

I recommend everyone go out somewhere peaceful and spend some quiet time out in nature. I went where I wanted when I wanted to.  


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GregBO
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28/06/2020 6:03 pm  

@kowalski

Absolutely, some of my favorite hikes has been when I was accompanied by "no network signal".  Nature in all it's splendor.  

 

​"What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal." -Albert Pike

​"​My father didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.​" - Clarence Buddinton Kelland


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