Sunday, September 21, 2008

Vault-Co No More?

I'm thinking seriously of closing down this blog and just concentrating on the new Vault-OS page I've been working on.

Things in general have taken such a turn for the worse lately it doesn't seem there is much point in continuing with news links as we have done for ten years.

America has formally been nationalized into a communist country with all financial control of assets residing with the state through the "bailout." Not much use in warning people any longer about that.

The new Ice Age is upon us. In coming years it's going to get crazy cold. What else to say?

The agricultural system has basically collapsed. Shortages are the new reality. We said to pack it.
Russia, China, Venezuela/South America, Iran, Syria, Pakistan, North Korea are one big alliance sharing military technology and weapons, in addition to controlling the Panama Canal and 90% of the world's resources. No point in any more warnings about the U.S. being isolated.

World War III is now being recognized by most of the mainstream media as an inevitability soon in geopolitics. We don't have to stay on the soapbox warning about that.

Demographic changes have past the failsafe point in almost all the Western nations. It's hardly worth talking about at this stage. Everybody left with the means is packing their suitcase.
I think after ten years of issuing dire warnings, the time is past for prognostication. The things we have talked about on this blog are upon us. I believe my time would be best spent on developing Vault-OS and the accompanying products rather than spending another minute updating this blog.


Anonymous said...

This is my first post to your blog. Under the circumstances, there is a good chance that it will be the last.
I have read you for years, checking you webpage every day. I thank you for your blog, and I will miss you.
Good luck to you; may you and yours endure.

P.S. Can you please post a big archive file (e.g., ZIP format) that contains all of your stuff (or as much as possible), going back to 1998? If it is too much trouble, then that is OK, just thought I'd ask.

Anonymous said...

Say it isn't so!
Whatever you decide to do, I want to thank you for being a constant voice of sanity in these insane times. You are a large part of how I have learned to see past the facade and see things for how they really are. For that, I am in your debt.


Anonymous said...

I agree. There's not much more to guess and warn about. People either see the swell of the tidal wave now, or they will continue to call it an 'optical illusion' until they are utterly swept away.

Still, this blogsite is a nice place to catch up on things, and is a valued resource for many readers to keep up on events. Divert more energy where it really matters, make an appearance here on 'slow days' if you can.

(A Thousand Good Intentions)

Anonymous said...

Please find a few moments each day to keep up your work, it is far more important than you think. You have many viewers who are the silent type (myself included)who have made important preperations because of you insites based on facts that you site. I realize it's time to focus on finishing preps but even your scraps help those of us who find it difficult to locate reliable news outside the US media. If you must stop, please give one more report with your extended news links so we can fend for ourselves. Good luck and God bless

Anonymous said...

You've promised this before. Be gone. Godspeed.

Anonymous said...

Please don't stop. Your wry comments are a daily treat. Never before in history could one document the decline and fall of a civilization in such detail. You do it so well.

Anonymous said...

Dont stop! Eventhough I dont always agree with you I love your rants.

Perhaps you could focus more on the OS and the Vault and only occasionally gives us a Vault-Co Prediction (tm)? Weekly updates, not daily?


Anonymous said...

I'm a recent newcomer to your blog, but what I've encountered here has scared me shirtless. My preparations may be late but they're in train.

Many thanks and good luck to you and yours.

Bodders said...

"I believe my time would be best spent on developing Vault-OS and the accompanying products rather than spending another minute updating this blog."
Ummm mate, I sincerely believe you need to do the opposite. If anything, finish ONE version of Vault-OS that works for you. anything past that is a toy. Your weekly mind changing about this is tiresome and grating. If its all really getting that bad, why the fark are you trying to create 'products' or solutions for a market that isn't there?
Most of your madness is well received and usefull, if not, entertaining. But this is "Nero fiddled while Rome burned" territory.

Justin Patrick said...

Thank you for your time in posting this blog. Just so you know, I'm the one who posted the Japanese videos and stuff to your site! (I hope you enjoyed those "Chibi Maruko Chan" related videos! It's such an awesome anime. Thank you for approving them!)

Anyway, before you end it, I want to share with you a link that I found tonight:

This has an interesting set of uncanny sounds. These sounds make me wonder about our evolutionary pasts and what kinds of dangers we faced that caused us to find some of these sounds so uncanny. This would seem to be a connection to your story on old cities with technology like that dog with the uncanny sound being developed by Boston Dynamics.

I'm thinking of just moving to Japan--it's got mountains to burrow in, stores with _deep basements_ to hide in (like that Akihabara department store), a strong sense of community, and a generally amicable relationship with the world.

What I found to be the most compelling from years ago in your blog is the continued threat of nuclear war and the development of robots to supplement human armies. This is in my arguments with others who say _Islamofascists_ were the greatest threat; I told them, "At most they can set off a couple nuclear bombs in some cities. It'd be really easy to clean it up. Russia, on the other hand, could nuke entire cities and then send mass-produced robot armies to clean up."

Still, I had to concede, and I want to know your opinion on this Tex, that the US still remains the most technologically advanced nation in military armaments and it's US (and Japanese) companies that seem to be developing most of the robot technology. I haven't seen any developments like that in Russia or China; of course, that doesn't preclude their stealing the technology. What say you, Tex?

Anyway, thanks for the awesome blog! (BTW, your prose is excellent; you always have a way of writing that would be very difficult to properly imitate. It's like I read your words and I think, I know that's Tex; while with someone else's, I'd be able to spot the fake. But I would never be able to have your prose myself, not in a million years!)

Thank you! ^_^

Anonymous said...

just keep blogging, ya metro nancy poonce. i don't get much sanity, so don't give up when yer needed most. it's not like you've anything better to do, and shit, and whathaveyou.

Anonymous said...

This is the first time I have ever posted on a blog. I would just like to say that I really appreciate the passion, time and effort you have put into Vault-Co, and will personally be sorry if you do choose to discontinue. But alas, I feel that time is now of the essence and understand should you choose to spend it elsewhere more productively. Although just one single voice in cyberspace, you have made a difference to my life and for that I thank you. I couldn't leave it unsaid that I feel like I'm losing a friend and wish you all the best in the uncertain times ahead.

Anonymous said...

Do the accompanying products include Grimoire? :)

Alex Supertramp said...

This post doesn't read like Tex wrote it. I suspect he's either bugged out or is attached to a truck battery in Gitmo. This post was clearly written by Joe Biden minders. My mail is that the internet's days are numbered now anyway.

Anonymous said...

Geeze Tex, You were at the top of my favourites list!
So what if the sheep can't be saved anymore, the blog's still a worthwhile way to perhaps co-ordinate those of us who can still think for ourselves. It's not like it will be easy all of us going for it alone now will it!
Keep in touch, Tex.


Anonymous said...

Tex, I'll second all the good comments here. And I'd like to add my own personal note of thanks. I too am one of the silent observers to your blog (have been for years) and without your warnings I would woefully unprepared.

Additionally, your sense of humor and wit will be missed. If you can, keep posting when you have time. Good luck to you and your family.

see you on the other side.

Anonymous said...

I believe that God/the universe put us here - you as a writer, us as readers - as witness to the collapse.

Writing software is just a job - a hobby - a distraction - it is not, and never should be, a reason for being.

You gathered a unique group of people to the edge of the cliff to show them that it did in fact exist, and that the herd of lemmings could be seen inexorably approaching it in the far distance.

Now that the first of them have thrown themselves over the edge - this is no time to stop. If you want to be a witness, you have to be able to watch it all, right thru the bitter end.

A prophet is never honored in his own land.

You do it because it's your destiny.


Anonymous said...

Hogwash! I always thought that you were wasting time on this software junk. When TSHTF, nothing is better for recording and tracking data than a pencil and paper. Given that nothing is constant but change, and that human events are often unpredictable (even for savants), the blog is still more worthwhile than a folder full of computer stuff.

Just my personal opinion, and you know what that's worth.

Anonymous said...

I've been reading vault-co almost daily for 2 years now. It's second in my survivalist favorites tab folder.

What ever you decide to do Tex, best of luck.

I hope everyone will joining me in raising a glass to the only man to make any sense of our insane world. Cheers Tex!

Solsys said...

Survivalists are isolated, and thus it is very tempting to seek a "community of minds" on the internet.

But in reality all we need is preparing ourselves. Gathering thoughts or info on how to prepare is not preparing. Most preps are unespectacular and not worth talking about, really.

So I say : go ahead, work on your real life projects. If by now people haven't got it, and would need some more of Vault-Co, then maybe they will soon enough, but then it'll be too late for them anyway.

Anonymous said...

Tex, your blog is in my favourites and I always drop in to see what's going on. As mentioned above, no one can quite phrase stuff as you can. Thanks for the laugh out loud moments, but let's face it ... you'll be back lol!

CadorBolin said...

All good things must come to an end.

Godspeed Vault-co, whereever you may go.

andyboots37 said...

And I'll miss you the most scarecrow!:(((

Jesus saves:)))


Anonymous said...

A day without VC? I don't know if I can handle that.

If you do decide to stop posting I wish you luck in the future. I'll miss reading your blog and hope to find something comparable out there.


Anonymous said...

Don't be such a big girl tex. If you're a good boy I'll invite you to a future Camp Carnage (just no locking your keys in your car, okay?) Twodogs.

trueaim said...

There is no higher calling then Prophetic preaching, computer programs and mountain hideouts OK, but calling down the fire from heaven on the ignorant ungodly masses, that is more important, even if it gets us killed.

"I will ransom them from the power of the grave,
I will redeem them from death.
Where, O death, where are your plagues?
Where, O grave, is your destruction?"

Anonymous said...

Thank you for teaching this old dog where to look when needful of new tricks. Now quityerbitchin' and get on with it.

Bad Dad

Anonymous said...

I've posted on here before, and I've read this blog for a long time now.
I think the first member that posted, had the best comment, and I agree with him.
As for the Zip thing, I started backing up this site as soon as I saw this post; I would be more than happy to make the .zip public once it's finished.

Also, maybe starting a messageboard on this, would be a good idea.

Anonymous said...

Vault-Co is third in my favs list, you are one mean muda, and one of the most funny and scary dudes out there almost up there with zappa, rock on texy and you'll be back just like last time :P


Anonymous said...

Stop Whining!

Anonymous said...

It's not over before the first nuke flies through the sky and there's a response. That may or may not happen in our lifetimes. The internet is only for homosexuals and girl-men though, so everybody respects your decision. We're all trying to live without it, too.

Anonymous said...

Don't do it Tex. There's only one 'news' programme worthy of my time,and that's Vault-Co.

Anonymous said...

Thank you <3 for everything.
Leonard Cohen once sung: "Through the cracks is how the light gets in."
Thank you for helping us to see the light.
Good luck my friend!
And a hearty shout-out to all those many many people you've helped.

Good luck all of you! Here's to riding out the storm.

~Tassie Devil

Anonymous said...

I've made an archive of Vault-Co.
It's in ISO 9660 format though, but that shouldn't be too much of a problem...
Extract the folder to wherever you want, and look for the "INDEX.HTM" file inside the newly extracted folder.
(NOTE: You will see alot of other folders too, but they are because the site structure was maintained; ignore them)

Tex, whatever you decide to do is up to you. But it is interesting that you had that comic page shown for this announcement. If I remember correctly (okay... I googled and read that, the other other two comics), Peter leaves, but then crime starts to uproar, and eventually peter resumes the position of spiderman

Anonymous said...

shows not over yet texie poo. it'd be easy just to blame yer advanced ass-burglers syndrome but the fact is the chase is better than the catch, no time to rest on those laurels. the real shit is just around the corner. i demand commentary. purge your inner homo and get back in the chair.

Anonymous said...

C'mon Tex, hang in there. There just aren't enough bolshy blokes who say it how it is. Of course, time is precious and yours may be better spent elsewhere, but if you can spare the time...

Capt. Can. said...

Thanks for the amuzin anecdotes and what not Homey, they be illin! but alas, soon we'll all be chillin like a villan in lock down....CAPT. CAN. This dude appreciated your wonderous sarcasm and rich visual imagery and to all the haters, COMING SOON TO A THEATRE NEAR YOU!