The Consequences of Selections

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Selections have consequences – again.

You may have noticed how much more you’re paying at the pump now that Orange Man is gone. For most of the country, it’s about 50 cents per gallon more – with more to come. This has increased the cost of life for most Americans by more than the $600 “stimulus” check they got last year – and will likely end up costing them much more over the next four years than the $1,400 many are supposed to get this year.

You may soon notice how much more you’ll be paying for every mile you drive.

The Orange Man’s replacement has just floated this idea through his new Secretary of Transportation, Pete Buttigieg – who has long favored this idea. Probably because he won’t have to pay it, since the taxpayers are forced to pay for it – for him.

Also probably because it’s much more than just another tax. It’s also a way to keep track of your movements.

Not just how far – but where and when.

The tax, if it comes to pass, would almost certainly be implemented electronically – via connected car technology, which almost all new cars and almost all cars sold since around 2010 already have. The same convenience technology used to find you the nearest gas station can also be used to find you, very conveniently.

The odometer reading would be read by communicating with the computer, which stores the data. Long-gone are the says of analog odometers that were purely mechanical things that had to be read in person, as when you took your car in for an oil change. And the data regarding miles driven isn’t kept in some isolated cubbyhole of the computer’s memory banks. It is stored along with the rest of the car’s data, which means whoever has access to the some data has access to all of the data.

And you won’t have a choice about which data they can access. Re-read the End User License Agreement (EULA)  . . .the relevant portions italicized to make the point. You do not own the data; you are a user. And they – the owners of your data –  have license to take it, as they wish – which you agreed to.

It’s all set up; just needs a law to be passed.

Which is why the insurance mafia supports the Biden-Buttigieg “plan.” While the government can mulct you by the mile – in addition to at the pump; gas taxes aren’t going away or even down – the insurance mafia can mulct you according to when and how you drive.

Irrespective of claims.

You can have a record of zero accidents; no claims filed by or against you – and thus, no legitimate pretext for charging you more based on you costing them more – but because you drive at “peak” times or long distances or to certain areas deemed (by them) to be “higher risk,” you will now pay more, regardless.

Plus – having access to the data you don’t own – they will also know whether you are buckled-up for “safety” and whether the way you drive is “safe” – as they define it, once again irrespective of accidents/claims. They will know whether you “speed” – as you speed. Whether you obeyed every traffic law

Which is how they define “safe.”

An alarming “side benefit” of a mileage tax – from the standpoint of Biden-Buttigieg, et al – is that older cars with out connectedness could be de facto banned by requiring all cars to be capable of real-time mileage reporting – which older cars without computers/connectedness aren’t capable of, at least not without extensive and expensive modifications.

That’s a win! – as Colonel Landa from Inglorious Basterds might say.

The money to be had – that is, extorted, insurance being a mafia that forces us to buy its services – and the prospect of additional control over our mobility is for creatures like Biden-Buttigieg and the Luca Brasis of the insurance mafia what a foot-long hoagie is to Oprah.

Irresistible.

Naturally, it’s all being packaged as for-our-own-good as well as for the greater good. It’s an “investment,” you see. Which is like the “shared responsibility payment” you are forced to “invest” in if you don’t “invest” in health insurance.

“When you think about infrastructure,” Buttigieg says “it’s a classic example of the kind of investment that has a return on that investment.” Except his idea of “investing” probably differs from yours.

The gas tax is used to pay for infrastructure; roads and such. The Biden-Buttigieg mileage tax would be used to “invest” in “climate vision” – in the words of Buttigieg.

Which is a form of “investing” to be paid for by making you drive less – by making you pay more each time you drive.

Once again, selections have consequences, plural.

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68 COMMENTS

  1. Both fortunately and unfortunately, I don’t think the pie in the sky fabricated out of thin air economy is going to last long enough to support their dictates. I think it far more likely that local communities, State or County, are going to end up being left on their own to solve whatever problems they encounter. Hopefully that will be the actual “great reset”, instead of the psychopathic intentions of the mentally ill in charge now, Neither will be pleasant, but the former has an opportunity to become so, while the latter would take us ever further away.

  2. Eric, I take issue with you categorizing Insurance confiscation as a “Mafia”. Such gives organized crime a bad name. Well, worse than it deserves anyway. The Mafia “protection racket” won’t typically destroy a profitable business it can mulct some cash from. No such restraint exists among the fascists insurance company who are in league with government to confiscate wealth at gunpoint rather than provide a service people might willingly buy.

    • Heheheh, there are distinctions. At least at the end of the day the mafia was fairly honest with themselves and everyone else about the business they were really in, I can respect that hah.

      The insurance companies probably do deserve a different term. Mafia just captures the aggression and illegitimacy so well.

  3. I guess those “road damage ahead” signs that CDOT uses to fix the roads are pretty expensive. One would think Colorado would get a bulk discount.

    • Hahaha I hope it’s for real, just for the sheer butthurt it will induce. They have no idea what they’re doing to themselves and the risk they may pose to the rest of the population as a result. Nobody knows whats in that shit except for a bunch of govt shill paid-off psy-entists

  4. This will further aggravate an already leviathan problem. The clear signs of inflation are everywhere. Building materials, for example.

    I’m finishing up my (over-engineered, megalomaniacal) shed that I began building last year, about 11 months ago. Then, you could buy a 2 x 4 for about $2.60. Now, they are $6.75. A sheet of half-inch plywood was about $22. Now it sells for at least $34.

    Glad I built it when I did. Things are completely out of control.

    These “Powers that Be” want us all in poverty, dependent on their “largesse”, and completely servile.

    • Hi BaDnOn,

      Went to Lowes and a sheet of plywood is $66! Hubby almost fainted. Heading out for vacation in May and was going to rent an SUV rather than adding extra miles on our cars and the price has gone up $177 in one month! It is freaking ridiculous. I told hubby we are taking our own car. We will put the $1K toward something else more important.

      • Hey Raider,

        Yeah, you MIGHT be able to find $34-35 plywood around here, which used to be the cost of the premium sort, but now that seems to be a sale price. Much of it is $45-55. Not sure how much worse it is in the East. Was that for 3/4″?

        Anyway, yes, EVERYTHING is going absolutely vertical, except for wages, of course. It’s a nightmare. And I have so much repair/improvement to do here before I sell this house down the road a bit.

  5. Eric,

    You’ve mentioned before that a mileage tax is coming, thanks to the increasing number of EVs on the road. Since they don’t buy gasoline, they don’t pay the gas taxes for the roads. I’m surprised that this rationale isn’t being trumpeted more. Anyway, you called it years ago.

  6. Here in Taxachusetts your mileage gets recorded every year when you’re forced to get your saaaaaaafety inspection, and all those machines are tied into Big Brother’s central computer. I imagine they will probably mulct you right there as part of the inspection fee, or tack it onto your registration fee, or even your insurance. Knowing how these cretins think it will probably be “all of the above” . If they send me something to plug into the OBD port it’s going into the microwave first.

    • Oh, good point, Mike. I didn’t think of that, but our mileage is recorded as well. I don’t know if it is recorded back to the state, but that would be the easiest way of implementing the program, unless, one chooses to forego the inspection.

    • I have noticed that support for the scamdemic is waning among those who supported it primarily for Orange Man Bad reasons. Mostly women. Now that he’s conclusively gone, they are just not up for all of the “long game” aspects that TPTB have planned. So we get this teary, over the top performance “to keep up the measures just a little longer.” It’s a gamble and it radiates desperation. If it doesn’t work, watch for this one to soon be exited stage left for a different actor with a bad cop approach.

      • Hatter,

        I see this going 2 ways now with the jabbed. There will be those that stay weaponized hypochondriacs and refuse to go back to normal life. They never will. They see that diaper as the ultimate i care more than you do virtue signal and nothing is going to stop them. However i feel like many who are only partially paying attention will begin to get restless.

        I’m starting to see pushback in people who were jabbed no longer wanting to stay indoors or stay diapered. Starting to see this in stores even in nj. More people donning the diaper to enter then letting it fall below their chin the rest of the time. When someone says something to them the response is i had the vax i’m ok now. It is going to take another fearmonger event to get them back on the full lockdown bandwagon.

        • Come to think of it, that’s true of the people I’m talking about as well. The same folks are broadcasting their jab virtue. It does seem like we’re at an inflection point where the cognitive dissonance may be becoming too much to bear for these folks, maybe especially without the OM hate to gird them. Hence the resort to pure emotionalism by TPTB. Strange days indeed.

      • Seriously can we stop with the “mostly women” and start calling it what it really is, “mostly people of either gender with severe hormone imbalances” because if we’re gonna be honest with ourselves, it’s dudes with titties haranguing on about this shit just as much as it is the over-emotional irrational out of control females who by the way do not represent all women. Collectivizing people into stereotypes based on their junk does all of humanity a disservice.

        The weirdo normies have done a fine job of collectivizing themselves as authoritarian statist chickenshit freaks from all walks of life regardless of years on earth, income levels, genitalia, melanin levels, faith and so on.

        They are deeply physiologically broken and so high on social media dopamine rushes that they can’t even see what’s gone wrong with their own endocrine systems. And they gloat about imagining that it’s just their personality that causes them to behave so edgily 🤨

        Thank the government for all the fluoride in the water and all the phytoestrogens in the food, contrails in the sky, environmental factors affecting people without them seeing it. Classiying people into stereotypes based on physical traits ain’t gonna get us anywhere. I for one am just a consciousness in a meatsuit.

        The answers you seek are in the bloodwork of the dudes with boobs. I don’t care what size or shape someone wants to be, ain’t my body, but the symptoms that manifest physically are very telling of the physiological cause behind their impassioned aggression and irrational thinking. The rate at which the average doctors will throw people on antidepressants and hormonal birth control is insane and people all want the easy solution in pill form. Make the masses apathetic and unable to regulage their own feelings, and here we are.

        Take them off the meds, put them on a proper diet of food the govt hasnt had its way with, take them out of govt indoctrination camps, and watch their brains and temperaments start to take care of themselves.

    • The cases! The CASES!! The variants! The VARIANTS!! The impending doom! The IMPENDING DOOM!! They’re peddling this shit that we now have 30 million cases (reality just 30 million positive junk PCR tests) as if they all have died or are still all infected. They will not relent until 100% vaccinated or zero cases. Both impossible, and their vaccines will ensure the virus remains endemic forever.

      • Had someone trying to tell me i had to get vaccinated because omg all the variants! They didn’t like my i wouldn’t take that poison even if you paid me $1,000,000 comment.

  7. Did anyone see the TV show Designated Survivor, starring Kiefer Sutherland?
    The first episode was awesome. The show went downhill after that. Predictably for network TV, the culprits turned out to be the 2000’s boogeyman, the dreaded White Supremacists.
    But the first episode was highly entertaining and had me saying “hmmmm, what if …?”
    Just saying, it’s an option.

    • You’re right Amy, I watched the first few episodes and gave up after that; started out with a great premise but then went downhill like a ski-jumper.

  8. ‘While the government can mulct you by the mile, the insurance mafia can mulct you according to when and how you drive.’ — EP

    A direct-mailed offer from Metromile for those who rack up less than 10,000 miles a year offers this example: $29.00 flat monthly rate plus 200 miles at $0.06/mile = $41.00 per month.

    Superficially, this may sound attractive to bitter clingers who only lightly exercise their pampered vintage vehicles.

    But clingers tend to exhibit another obsolete, atavistic behavior: THRIFT. Maynard Keynes pointed out the paradox of thrift in the 1930s, in which individual attempts to save end up crippling aggregate demand, to the detriment of all.

    As foreseen by Baron Keynes (who undoubtedly would have bonked Secretary Buttitwitch in a convenient mens-room stall, had young Pete been around back then), stingy anti-social savers, tallying the incremental cost of a 200-mile lark on a sunny Saturday, may ask themselves, ‘Is this trip really necessary?’

    Whereas with traditional flat-fee insurance, the more you drive, the lower your cost per mile.

    One jaunt ain’t enough, Jack, so you’d better make it three.

    • Figures that the deranged “economist” Maynard Keynes was a Gay Boi, like Buttigieg. Sheesh…even in NAMING. The Apostle Paul said it so well:

      “And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet” (Romans 1:27)

      There was a time when these types were SHUNNED and DESPISED, and we’ve forgotten WHY.

      • Having some gay friends, I don’t shun and despise them.

        But in an era of highly-charged racial and sexual identity politics, public figures both gay (Buttigieg, McClownell) and hetero (Bill Clinton, Eric Swalwell, etc) are fair game to be mocked for whatever their preferences and partners might be.

        Likewise, congenital frauds such as Hitlary who ‘pass’ for hetero but probably aren’t. Thinks she’s Eleanor R, keepin’ it cagey and ambiguous.

        • Although I obviously despise homosexuality, I’m perfectly content as a libertarian to not have the “Gubmint” do anything about their “pre-version” and see no reason to deny them typical protections of law from violence. However, as you already pointed out, Jim, we’ve got what’s tantamount to a “Mutiny of Pre-Verts”, who lost the decency to at least keep their respective “pre-versions” to themselves.

  9. This mileage tax would kill every trade business out there, shipping costs would skyrocket and everything would be unaffordable to the average American. On the other hand, we can argue it is a user fee and only those you use the highways would pay it. Let’s be honest though they are not going to charge a user fee and get rid of the gas tax, this is just an additional revenue source for Uncle Sam.

    I got my first surprise of how much shipping costs have skyrocketed lately. I was placing an order for a large quantity of flour, sugar, and coffee this morning. The prices were very affordable and I was quite happy with my purchase until I saw the shipping costs – they were 50% of my total bill and that was for ground. If I wanted it the next day they were higher than the bill and second day was roughly 75% of the bill. I cancelled the order. At that price it was no longer an affordable option. If I can get a 45 lb. bag of dog food from Chewy for free why would I pay $65 for a 25 lb. of flour and sugar?

    I was able to find the flour at another site for a few dollars more for the product, but free shipping and I ordered it there, but the days of free shipping will gradually come to an end. Fuel prices are no longer cheap and transportation costs have increased due to a labor shortage and great demand.

    I would be curious how they are going to pull off this tax per mile. Not everyone owns a 2010 or newer vehicle and they just can’t ban them outright. I would have no problem trading in my newer Toyota for a 1988 Volvo station wagon if the need arises – just to piss them off.

    • “This mileage tax would kill every trade business out there, shipping costs would skyrocket and everything would be unaffordable to the average American.”

      Rather than being surprised that a plan with that effect is being seriously considered, one has to understand that it is the very goal being pursued.

      My 1972-vintage barge certainly has no computers on it but our dear “leaders” could well decide to force GPS devices to be installed in all vehicles. As a bonus it would give them real-time data on the position and speed of all vehicles at all times. No need to even pull you over to issue a ticket, they’ll just analyze the data and send you a bill in the mail.

      If this comes to fruition I expect a brisk market for GPS jammers will develop.

      • The tracker will probably be part of the plates for the car. Official state property so if you tamper with it they will come down hard on you.

        Plenty of other ways too. The toll bridge here has downward facing cameras that read the vin off the dashboard.

        Any effort to hide vehicle ID (or GPS) will instantly be flagged by roadside sensors and AI.

      • Just put that gps device in the microwave for a few seconds when you get it. Gee, sorry I have no idea why it’s not working 😆.

      • Hi Jason,

        But why? My making the rest of the world poor, the rich, in essence, make themselves poorer. Do they believe that the poor are going to be able to purchase their software licenses, travel to their hotels, purchase their fuel, buy their electronics, afford their taxes and fees? I don’t understand the end game. Maybe I can’t fathom watching others live in misery, being fearful of ticking off the wrong person, and aligning themselves with as much freedom as a hamster.

        Enslavement (which it what it is) as never succeeded. Communism has never manifested itself as a provider for the weak and evil never wins for long. This game has been played and have always resulted in the same damn things: loss of life, loss of liberty, and loss of pride on one’s value as a human being.

        It is perverted, it is twisted, and personally I am f’inkg sick of the game that these people are playing with peoples livelihoods. I can only hope that this backfires sooner rather than later.

        • The truly wealthy don’t depend on the proles buying their stuff at this point, they already own almost everything worth owning – what George Carlin referred to as “the Big Club”. However that is not enough for them. Don’t underestimate the lust for power that drives many of these people. As Orwell put it in Nineteen-Eighty-Four:

          Power is tearing human minds apart and put them back together in new shapes of your own choosing. Power is not a means, it is an end.

          These elite would-be world rulers also believe free enterprise to be evil. (John D. Rockefeller in the 19th century judged competition to be a sin.) The elites seek a centrally-controlled world economy (Communism) with rigorously-enforced rules for the proles. Communism has never worked of course, but the True Believers think that it will be different this time with the right people (themselves) in charge. Now with the twin weapons of “climate change” and “covid-19” they believe they finally have the means to achieve their goals, with the full blessing of legions brainwashed useful idiots that have been spit out by the government schools for decades. It’s all to “save the planet” and to “insure public health”, don’t you see.

          Yes, it is sick, but that’s the reality.

        • Hi Raider Girl,

          I don’t know if you follow Catherine Austin Fitts’ work at all but she posits that one of the primary reasons for ending slavery in the past (particularly the transatlantic slave trade) was the difficulty of perfecting collateral. In her words, “Slave traders and plantation owners would finance a slave purchase with local banks, which would then syndicate their position to the New York and London banks. When commodity prices were down, owners would sell the slave “west” for ready cash, leaving the financial institutions without any way of identifying and recapturing their collateral in fulfillment of their loan.” The deployment of the “smart grid” (by way of central bank digital currencies, IOT, etc.) could presumably perfect collateral. Of course, if people refuse to comply then it backfires. We shall see!

          • Excellent, Logan!

            Many people cannot appreciate – because they are unwilling to consider – that in a very real way, they are slaves. What defines a slave? It is a person who is owned by someone else. But how is ownership asserted? It is not sufficient to have a piece of paper that says, “I own you.” What defines a slave is that he is controlled by others. Even – especially – to the extent of not being legally in full legal control of his own body. Of being legally obliged to hand over the work product of his body – and his mind. A person denied the right to own – and control – property, beyond minor personal items such as clothes.

            That is a slave.

            And that is what we all are, hard as it is to grapple with.

            • If you ever went through a DIVORCE, AND got stuck with either alimony or child support, or BOTH, then you should understand the concept of “slavery” all too well…and the dingbat feminazis wonder why MGTOW.

              I can predict, if the idiots like that raggedy-ann doll that fronts for the senile POTUS get their way, that ALL males will be dragooned to PAY for their “Male Privilege”, regardless of how much “privileges” they’ve gotten.

              • Hi Doug,

                I have – gone through divorce. It is No Fun. I was lucky in that my ex is not a bad person and we were able to sort out our stuff without burning each other to the ground. But the event left us both much worse off and – for my part – as leery of getting married again as the Freaks are about their Face Diapers. With the difference being I have sound reasons for my fears. As you note, the whole system is set up to reward divorce, making divorce more probable. Ergo, why risk marriage? It has become an at-will deal. People promise to stay together, come what may – but the moment one party decides they aren’t “happy” anymore, they can end it – with disastrous emotional and financial costs attending.

                I do not say that a person should remain in an unhappy marriage. I say that the fact that marriages are so easily cast aside is a very strong inducement to not get married. The risks are too high when 50 percent of marriages end in divorce. Would you buy a car with an engine that had a 50 percent chance of throwing a rod?

                Probably not.

                • Eric I’m not saying that SOME women don’t suffer in divorce. However, a woman can do everything possible to destroy a marriage, even if her gullible husband tries his best to be patient with her, in vain hope that she’ll mature and be a “good” wife, and said skank still be richly REWARDED for it. In that, you have the ultimate hypocrisy of Feminism, as they claim to be “equal” and “self-sufficient”, with the mantra of “I don’t NEED a man..”, until they come to grips with biological reality before the “well runs dry”, or, they LIKE being “wined and dined”, especially when their own income won’t sustain the lifestyle they’d hoped for. All fine and well, until that immaturity and selfishness manifests itself in the normal adjustments and compromises that mark any SUCCESSFUL marriage; and we see whining, complaining (“he doesn’t MEET MY NEEDS”), bitterness, being a shrew, and, unfortunately, at times, adultery. In the old days, such a female could fairly much be kicked to the curb, or at least the alimony was indeed VERY temporary, so she wouldn’t be on welfare, but with “no fault”…well, without consequences of misbehavior, the legal incentives to grow up and “behave” were gone. No different than the BS we saw in Democrat-run cities where the rioters ran amok, sans fear of punishment. That’s just human nature; to pull as much shit as you expect to get away with.

                  • There is more than enough information, anecdotes and the court records to review. Any man who says “I do” to letting another (government) have authority over the union, deserves whatever happens to him.

                    I you are adult enough to marry, you should be adult enough to have looked into AND COMPREHENDED the pitfalls before signing the dotted line.

                    No different than a business deal. If you did not do your due diligence, too fucking bad.

                  • Hi Doug,

                    None of us know what goes on in a relationship except the two people involved. There are two sides to every story: his, hers, and the truth. Unfortunately, I have had to deal with this more than a few times – taxes while divorcing is always a really fun one! One wants to file together to save money, the other one wants to file separately, because they will get more money back, and somehow I get stuck in the middle of it. I have heard both sides (some of my meetings have involved into therapy sessions), but most of the time it is both parties fault.
                    Unfortunately, most people don’t want to accept that. It is much easier to blame the other person for not being what they wanted them to be.

                    I don’t believe the connation that only one person is unhappy in a marriage. If one partner is bitter or depressed the other spouse has to feel this energy, unless they are so wrapped up in their own ego.

                    No marriage is always smooth. As people age they change and unless both people are on the same page and are willing to make adjustments the road will continue to be rocky. Both people do not have to just love each other, but be “in love” with each other. Communication, honesty (although this one is sometimes brutal), intimacy, and bribery are all requirements, and even that is not guaranteed.

                • My Ex’s “problem” was exactly that. After 37 years of marriage, “I’m not happy”. To which I most often retorted, “An educated aware person is seldom happy”. Charles De Gaul was asked if he was happy after France was liberated, and his reply was, “Do you take me for a fool?’ Life is essentially a tedious bore interrupted by brief periods of joy and abject terror. To be happy does not include a constant smile on your face, but occasionally coming to terms with your life as it is. A thing our current slavery does not encourage. Which I must admit probably made me a less than congenial person. Fortunately, my libido has declined to the point that it no longer runs my life. Getting old does have a few advantages.

                  • That is an absolute horrible reply! No, seriously that is. No one is going to be happy 24/7, but one should not be miserable 24/7 either. We all have crappy days, but they should not turn into crappy years.

                    Did you try asking her what she would like to change? What would make her happy and you in turn what would make you happy? Just out of curiosity.

                    • Of course I asked, and got no definitive answer. I was just supposed to make it happen. I’m sorry you disagree, but in my 67 years, if one is happy they aren’t paying attention. Every thing of value in our lives is being intentionally and systematically destroyed. My few moments of happiness reside in my son’s family, and in the hope more people will wake up. The rest is sadness over what’s been lost, and what’s being taken. And anger.

                    • “if one is happy they aren’t paying attention.”

                      They say ignorance is bliss. Seems so, as it is my experience that the always upbeat, always happy and optimistic are also stunningly oblivious and naive.

                    • Hi John,

                      I am sorry your ex was not forthcoming with you.

                      No need to apologize. I believe happiness is what we make of it. You have seen and experienced things that I did not and it has made you who you are.

                      As my Grandpa used to tell me “You could get see a field of horse manure and think there must be a beautiful pony here somewhere.” 🙂

                      These are not the best of times, but I still believe a mindset of optimism with a focus on reality is necessary, at least for me it is. 🙂

        • Hi RG,

          Yours is the question of a mind that hasn’t yet grasped the evil before it; which is a compliment. You are like Winston Smith, who could understand the how but not the why. O’Brien explained why. To hurt people; to make them suffer. It is as simple – and as sick – as that.

        • “Enslavement (which it what it is) as never succeeded.”
          I wish it were true, but slavery most definitely succeeded for millennia, only tapering off as industrialization increased. Which rather than disposing of slavery merely recategorized it as “employment”, disposing of the costs of maintenance and upkeep of the former slave, leaving such costs in the hands of employees. I’m not castigating employment, which is a good thing, just how it has been used by psychopathic members of the business community in collusion with the bank cartel.

      • You’re all too right, Jason. Tracking devices aren’t all that expensive, so it’d not be a hard sell to require them for all motor vehicles, even if you’ve got a “Tin Lizzie”, just as it rolled out of Ford’s River Rouge plant back in 1914. Of course, whatever expense would be YOURS, and purchase of the tracking device would be just for starters. But wait, there’s more! Since driving is a “privilege”, those of the despised “pale” color will likely be charged more for the ability to even own a vintage “land barge”, let alone travel the public highways and byways.

        And folks wonder how the stolid Germans could fall for Hitler and the Nazis. By year’s end, those that wore the swastika on their arms will seem like wusses, as there will be enough pissed-off folks willing to join ANY reactionary movement and DO SOMETHING, and not necessary something “good” nor PEACEFUL.

    • The valuenof your 2009 or older car just may skyrocket if this happens. They probably would try and track you through your phone or yearly when you register the car by the change in miles. The govt will find a way, just like some entrepreneurs will find a way to defeat the system without making it seem like the system is defeated.

  10. This won’t affect us on this site much after pedo joe rolls out the vaccine passports. Funny, all my liberal family and friends told me i was a conspiracy theorist last year when i said this would come, now they are cheering it on.

    • They are cheering it on? Is it because those of us that are unvaccinated they believe pose a danger to them? I am sure that is the theory that is being spread. Their inability to research, contemplate, and address legitimate concerns in regards to one’s health and freedoms is much more dangerous to us, the nation, and the world than a lack of a shot.

      • Well, as my leftist cousin said, the “vaccine” is only 95% effective so you could still catch it from someone unvaccinated. They just parrot whatever the left wing info indoctrinator at the communist news network or msdnc tells them. They have no ability to think for themselves or research on their own. This is also someone who beleives that everything he wants should be handed to him by the government and paid for by someone else since they are rich.

        I have one friend that has called for the forced vaccinations of everyone at gun point if necessary. My wife had to show me that one as i have removed myself from that liberal cesspool called facebook.

        • They do realize that if the “vaccine” is only 95% effective, they to can spread the virus, right? Knowing what we know about these “treatments” those that are vaccinated could very easily be shedding a new variant to the rest of us. I find it interesting that at the end of March we are experiencing higher case loads and new variations all over the world.

        • The oft quoted “95%” is not only misleading, it doesn’t apply to immunity at all, only for the mitigation of symptoms. None of these vaccines provides any immunity, and even the profiteering makers don’t claim they do. Only the marketing division implies they do by calling them “vaccines”. Which the marginally educated masses immediately associate with immunity, since all other “vaccines” do provide such to some degree (closer to 50%). Hence they are useless to assist in developing herd immunity, and don’t provide any reduction in transmission either. And so are not a legitimate basis for any “passport”.

      • Despite the fact that it is no secret that these medical experiments (“vaccines”) do not prevent anyone from getting or spreading the Red China virus, the masses have been brainwashed into thinking that everyone must get the Holy Jab in order for some semblance of normalcy to return. The idea that returning to normal life is not the goal doesn’t even occur to them.

        • No matter how often i bring up how the goalposts are moved every time we get close to meeting the “requirements” the supposed experts claim we need to meet in order to get back to normal life the braindead msm viewers i know refuse to listen.

          • The same people throw money away on lottery tickets or at casinos. The psychology that the next dollar is going to be the big payout… that never comes. The house always wins, and it counts on the mindlessness of the dolts that feed it.

          • Tell them they’re the stupidest fucking people you know. People who couldn’t think their way out of a wet paper bag. It’ll get their attention at least.

          • The best “move the goalpost” analogy is that like the NFL, where the goalpost was once on the goal line (interesting when someone hit the thing while in play, or the punter tried to kick out of the end zone), but the new location isn’t simply at the end line…it’s out of the stadium, over the hill, and far away! And even King George III can’t do anything about it!

        • Had this discussion with a family member last night. Wants to fly in the US – has planned this trip for a couple of years. Although he doesn’t want to diaper (has to some for work), actually said he would take jab so he could fulfill this dream trip.

          I said, why would you give up your God-given health and well-being so that you can MAYBE fly somewhere for a couple of weeks? What happens after the trip ends? You are “stuck” with the consequences of the jab, which doesn’t “protect” anyone from anything….which means you have played into the sinister plot if I do say so.

          Not worth it to me.

        • Already the “New Normal”, which is decidedly ABNORMAL to the way things WERE just 13 months ago, is being touted. So the “carrot” of, if you remember “Heartbreak Ridge” and the sycophant Staff Sergeant Webster, a rival of GySgt Tom Highway, approaches Highway’s platoon to induce them to sign affidavits to incriminate their platoon sergeant, “Don’t you boys want to go back to the way it ‘wuz’…nobody fuckin’ witcha!”. The Jarheads, whom at first were willing to have a very large, powerful one of them known as the “Swede”, Johannsen, who threatened to “rip off the head and shit down the neck” of Highway, and was promptly subdued and humiliated, rejected that inducement, telling SSgt Webster, “Don’t look like no one’s fuckin’ with us NOW!”.

          Assume whatever drivel that comes from TPTB is a LIE, either b/c they’re so used to bamboozling the public they can’t deal with those that think for themselves, or b/c they’re also so deluded they can no longer distinguish the truth either.

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