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Eric Peters is a freelance car/bike/political columnist. He escaped the corporate-owned media Big Boys years ago. Without the censorship of the corporate tools

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Backyard Independence

22 days ago

It’s nice that most of us can now buy food again while showing our faces, again. But the past going-on-two-years ought to have taught us what could happen again.
It is Memorial Day weekend and the official beginning of summer. But fall – and winter – are only four months away from now. What will happen then, if a “new variant” of the ‘Rona appears? And those who’ve been Jabbed begin to get sick and even die from it – their Jab having rendered them as vulnerable to the “new variants” as emphysematic 80-year-olds were to the Original ‘Rona?
This could happen.
We know what happened, at any rate. All it took was “the cases! the cases!” – of hugely sketchy positive tests, breathlessly “reported” every 15 minutes – to cause a wave of

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When ‘Assistance’ Stops ‘Assisting’

24 days ago

Almost every new car comes standard with various driver “assistance” technology such as Brake Assist, Lane Keep Assist and Park Assist. New forms of “assistance” propagate with each new model year and sometimes sooner.
It raises questions about people’s competence to drive without such “assistance.”
Especially when such “assistance” becomes unavailable.
Which happens for the same basic reason that you lose the “assistance” of your eyesight when a gnat flies into your eyes. The driver “assistance” tech in all new cars relies on  cameras, mounted around the perimeter of the car. What happens when they can no longer see? Because the camera cannot see through fog? Or because the lens is covered by a layer of ice? And the

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Blame it on the Chips?

May 17, 2021

Used cars are supposed to go down in value. Last month, their value increased by more than 10 percent – something that has never happened before.
Supposedly because there is a shortage of new cars – because there is a shortage of semiconductor “chips,” the linchpin of all the electronics in new cars.
But what if it isn’t the “chips” but the electronics  that are causing people to shy away from new cars in favor of less electronic used ones?
They have electronics too, of course – assuming they’re newer than the late 1970s, when cars began to transition from being mechanical things with the only electronic thing (other than the radio and lights, etc.) being the ignition system.
But not as much.
They beep and flash and generally

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Looks Like We Can’t Find Any Gazzuline

May 13, 2021

Mad Max drove around looking for gas. At least he was able to do that.
Many Americans  will wake up today to find they have no gas – or rather, that none’s available. Hard to drive around looking for it when you haven’t got any – and can’t get it, either. Which is also a function of not being able to pay for it – a problem Max never had.
Thanks to the “cyber attack” on the Colonial Pipeline by “Russian hackers”- in air quotes to emphasize the questionability of “cyber” whatever to do what is alleged to have been done (I have discussed this with some knowledgeable people in the business who tell me they smell a rat; that the story has all the ring of truth of a Fauci press conference) there is no gas at many stations along the

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The ‘Cases’ We’re Not Hearing About . . .

May 1, 2021

We have heard endlessly, practically every 15 minutes – about “the cases!” “the cases!” – of positive tests. But almost nothing about the cases of people becoming very sick and some of them very dead after being injected with the “vaccines.”
Plural; there are at least three. Which is a weird thing in itself, when you think about it.
Why three?
Doesn’t that at least triple the odds of their being a problem? And of figuring out what it is, if there seems to be one?
And there is at least one admitted-to problem – that of blood clot formation in some of the victim-recipients of these concoctions. Who (to be fair to the pharmaceutical cartel) failed to exercise the due diligence normally expected of anyone buying a used car; they

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Jab Hands

April 29, 2021

People are weirdly proud of having been Jabbed; they are dying to tell you all about it.
And they may well be, just that.
Many already have. Thousands, actually. Many of them previously healthy.
Which, naturlich, the media won’t tell the public about – at least, not over and over and over again, as per the cases! the cases! Of positive tests.
That you can’t get them to stop telling the public about.
It used to be old people in nursing homes who talked about nothing but their ailments – and procedures. Their hip replacements, diverticulitis surgery and various meds. But sickness-obsession has become a national cult and its members are of all ages and both sexes – bound as one by their held-in-common hypochondria.

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April 23, 2021

The government has been pushing “fuel efficient” cars on the public for decades – and now  intends to punish the public for driving them.
By taxing them by the mile. To make up for their fuel efficiency. Ostensibly, to make up for the loss of “revenue” that isn’t being collected – via the tax on fuel. Which, of course, will still be collected, in full – in addition to the tax on driving.
This tells us the object of the exercise isn’t to reduce fuel consumption.
It is to reduce driving. By making it more and more expensive to drive.
Not just by taxing it by the mile, either.
This tax will inevitably morph into taxing by time – as of day. This is called “congestion pricing” – and it means taxing people for when (and where) they

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Pre-emptive ‘Case’ Dissection

April 10, 2021

The people who weaponized hypochondria are bringing back their most effective weapon toward the perpetuation of mass hypochondria:
The Cases! The Cases!
Now, the new “cases”  . . . of the “UK variant,” which have been “detected” in every state (more here).  These are being touted as aggressively as the prior, generic “cases” – probably because there are fewer of those to tout, especially in the case of Texas and Mississippi, where “case” counts having been going down going on a month since the ending of most variants of Sickness Kabuki, including the “mandated” wearing by the healthy of Face Diapers to “stop the spread” of a sickness they haven’t got  . . . ostensibly to salve the fears of weaponized hypochondriacs who dread that

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How You Can Tell It’s a Fraud as Well as a Con

March 16, 2021

It is easy to prove that the whole electric car thing is a gigantic fraud – as well as a con.
The fraud is the assertion that electric cars are the best – the only – way to reduce the putative danger of carbon dioxide being “emitted” by vehicles.
Actually, the best and only realistic (bear with) way to reduce these “emissions” (leaving aside for the moment the assumption that they are in fact dangerous) would be to halve the gas burned by non-electric cars. This is something that is not only very feasible it is also something very affordable – which electric cars are not.
And because they are not affordable (and leaving aside the question of the enormous volume of “emissions” generated by the mostly natural gas/coal and oil-fired

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The Trouble With Selling Used Cars…

March 15, 2021

If you’re having trouble selling your used car it might be because fewer and fewer people can afford to buy it.
Trading in is no problem – other than the problem of getting wholesale value for your trade-in, which the dealer will then finance to someone else at full retail value. Plus interest.
But you – the private seller – probably do not want to finance the sale of your old car. You want cash, paid-in-full at the time the keys and title change hands. This is the way used cars have been sold between private parties for more than 100 years  – until recent years. What’s changed is that something like one-third of Americans haven’t got the ability to pay cash for anything that costs more than three figures; for about half of the

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The Abolition of Gasoline

March 3, 2021

The best way to force something onto people who don’t want it is to force what they do want off the market.
Examples of this include the forced retirement of the best automotive refrigerant ever developed – Freon – which cools faster and deeper than the replacements that were forced onto the market by forcing Freon off the market – in the name of the “ozone hole” but in actuality because of expiring patents on Freon that meant it would be much cheaper to make it and so cheaper to buy it than the “ozone-friendly” replacements forced onto the market.
Another example is gasoline – which has been largely forced off the market in favor of adulterated gasoline. What most Americans are forced to pump into their tanks is actually 10

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Silent Burning

February 13, 2021

Cars used to burn oil – obviously. They still burn oil today – but sometimes not as obviously. Often, there is no blue cloud trailing the car with the loose engine. It still runs pretty good, too. So the owner assumes it’s in good shape.
And doesn’t check the oil.
Soon enough, it won’t be running so good – as an engine with half the oil it should have in the pan (and in circulation) will get tighter as the heat and friction increase – in tandem with the oil level decreasing – until the moment comes when it locks up or some similar lubrication-lacking catastrophe occurs.
And then it burns no oil at all.
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This almost and could-have happened to a friend of mine who asked me to change the oil in her car, which I

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The New Gas Tax By Another Name

February 10, 2021

One of the ways that gas taxes will be increased is by not calling them that. It goes down easier – like the “shared responsibility payment” you’re forced to pay for not paying the health insurance mafia for an Obamacare policy you don’t want to buy.
Instead, the new gas taxes will be called carbon taxes – which makes it easier to shame-silence objections to them. This is an important tactical consideration for the Left especially because gas taxes are already the most regressive taxes on a necessity extant. Only a handful of things – like cigarettes – are taxed more punitively and disproportionately.
But most people don’t smoke – and no one has to.
Driving is different – even if you don’t. Because someone else has to. Like the

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Cancelling Aging Air Bags

February 8, 2021

Wrongthinkful people are being canceled left and right – mostly by the left – for hurting the feelings of the left. Air bags sometime cancel lives, whether you’re on the left or the right – the risk increasing with age and the deterioration that attends getting older, whether you’re a mechanical thing or an electric thing or a human thing.
Air bags are no different than any other part of your car that wears out eventually. Brake pads don’t last forever, either.
And both can kill you when they wear out, if not attended to.
The difference between brake pads and air bags is that people are led to believe the bags never require maintenance, for the life of the car. This being disingenuous because of the very long lifetime of modern

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The Options

January 20, 2021

About 24 hours from now we will know for sure whether the “kraken” is coming – or never was. In the case of the latter, which seems likely, we had better get ready – intellectually and actually. “We” being anyone who is likely to become a target for Joe’s special attention – which means, in practical terms, anyone who isn’t a parasite, or who wants to be let alone when it comes to personal choices such as whether to join a government-mandated religious movement.
Parasitism relies on the parasite producing. Fleas can’t suck the blood of a dead cat. Put another way, they cannot take what you do not make.
So make less.
Own less.
Reduce what you earn to what you need and shrug the rest. Become po’ – by choice – which is preferable to

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The Riddle of Steel . . . and the EV

January 2, 2021

James Earl Jones, playing the evil snake cult leader Thulsa Doom, explains to Conan the Barbarian the meaning of the Riddle of Steel:
He beckons a disciple standing on a ledge, high above, to “come to him.” She does – and jumps to her death.
“That is power!” Doom exults. “What is steel, boy, compared with the power of the hand that wields it?”
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Gasoline is like that.
The power it contains is so remarkable it has become taken for granted – like food in the ‘fridge.
A single gallon contains enough power to propel a typical car more than 30 miles, at a cost of around $1.50 (the actual cost of the fuel itself, before the extortionate and regressive taxes are added to the price).   
It can be easily and quickly

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Just Trust ‘Em! … Because You Can’t Sue ‘Em

December 24, 2020

You can’t walk into a store without wearing the Holy Rag – because someone might get sick. But if you actually get sick as a result of being forced to take the Holy Jab, you can’t sue the company that made the god-knows-what’s-in-it vaccine.
Which is pretty sick when you think about it.
The pharmaceutical mafia can force you – via its enforcer, the government – to take its products; vaccines are already required for kids in many states and if you don’t submit to it the state can take your kids . . . and then walk away from any harm caused because the government protects the pharmaceutical mafia from you.
Thus one-upping the health insurance mafia  . . . which only forces you to buy its product.
The vaccine-pushers are uniquely

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A ‘Case’ You Probably Didn’t Read About

December 19, 2020

A friend in Georgia called to let me know a junior high school student who attends the same school as her 13-year-old son tried to kill herself the other day. She was found hanging from a cord she’d wound over the shower head in her parents’ home. She was despondent over being denied her life – and so decided to take it.
The good news is she was discovered in time and is still alive.
The bad news is there are many such “cases” – including the premature deaths-by-neglect of elderly people who haven’t got the ‘Rona but lost the will to live – and stopped eating or just faded away from depressive ennui resulting from being “locked down” in nursing homes for the past six-plus-months, by decree of the Gesundheitsfuhrers.
Mammals need

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The Holy Jab

December 17, 2020

The Holy Jab is upon us.
More precisely, it is about to be forced upon us. Not by law, probably – that being both harder to do and easier to challenge. Rather, by economic means, via the “private” sector – which has become almost-indistinguishable from the “public” sector, i.e., the government.
Which isn’t accidental.
The whole point of requiring that businesses obtain permission from the government to be in business – i.e., the business license – effectively makes them part of the government without the difficulty (for the government) of legalities. The Gesundheitsfuhrers have not had to bother about passing laws requiring everyone in America join a messianic religious movement – the Sickness Cult – and wear the Holy Vestment.

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Do Buy an Old Car – Better Yet, an Old Truck

November 30, 2020

For several sound reasons, political as well as economic, the purchase of a new car in this new environment is arguably a very bad idea.
For more on that, see here.
For several equally – and corollary – sound reasons, now is an excellent time to buy an old car and even better, an old truck – as friends of mine just did.
Their choice – a mid-1990s full-size Dodge Ram truck with a mechanically injected Cummins turbodiesel straight six – was perhaps the best possible choice. First, because it is a truck and so capable of performing work in addition to mere transportation. Being able to haul – and pull – in addition to carrying are virtues cars lack.
Second, because it is a truck and so capable of traversing roads and dealing with

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Thinning the Cadillac Herd

November 25, 2020

Since GM is having trouble selling EVs, it’s not surprising to learn it is buying out the dealerships that can’t sell them.
The trade publication Automotive News reports that GM is offering to pay any of its 880 Cadillac dealers as much as $500,000 to close their doors – in order to leave fewer Cadillac stores, so that when Cadillac “transitions” to selling nothing but EVs by 2030 (there’s that date again) it’ll look like Cadillac is selling more EVs.
Kruschev used the same trick to make Western observers think he had a huge fleet of intercontinental bombers  by flying the same six airplanes in a wide loop over Moscow for their viewing edification.
Meanwhile, the same GM that is paying dealers to close will be increasing what it

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Hacking at the Root

November 21, 2020

The chief enforcement mechanism being deployed to force Americans to join the Sickness Cult – to give the appearance of universal agreement with its tenets via the wearing of the Holy Rag over their faces – isn’t the government.
It is the “free” market.
In air quotes to emphasize that it is not free.
The market – businesses – have become adjuncts of the government by dint of having accepted that they must obtain permission from the government in order to be in business. This, in turn, gives government control over the business – which now extends to the demand that businesses enforce “mandates” that are not even laws such as the wearing of the Holy Rag within their establishments.
If they fail to enforce the “mandates” –

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Decency Inverted

November 20, 2020

It’s a simple ask:
How does a “mask” prevent a person who isn’t sick from distributing a sickness he does not have? A full Moon Suit connected to a closed-circuit oxygen rebreather system would not “stop the spread” if the “spreader” hasn’t got anything to spread.
The Coronamonomaniac’s answer, of course, is that the “mask” protects against the possibility that you might be sick and not realize it – i.e., “asymptomatic” – and their fear of this possibility – no matter how unlikely it may be in fact – obliges you to wear the “mask.”
One might ask, in that case, whether the possibility that someone might be a thief obliges the suspected person to keep their hands in plain sight at all times – so as to assuage the fear of theft?

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Diaper Report

October 10, 2020

If Face Diapers work, why is Joe Biden worried about being in the same room with an Undiapered Don?
Another rational question that will never be answered by the irrational, for whom the Face Diaper has become a kind of psychological security blanket. It makes them feel better. The fact that it doesn’t do anything – medically – is beside the point.
Some of the original impetus to impose general Diapering rested on this point. It was argued by some that it was mean-spirited to leave Diapering to the psychologically debilitated as this made them feel worse. In addition to dealing with their own neurosis, they had to deal with the public display of their neurosis. No one likes to have their issues on display.
There was also the

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A Maverick, Literally

September 19, 2020

And the children shall lead us – since the adults, apparently, won’t.
One such is 17-year-old Maverick Stow of Long Island, NY. He decided to lead by example – and go back to school. In person rather than virtual – because he’s sick of being treated as if he might be sick by people who are sick in the head.
Stow showed up for class – and was promptly suspended, for a year. He has been excluded from his senior prom as well as graduation. He also was arrested by Suffolk County police, who have stopped arresting criminals and now arrest kids for showing up to school – and  failing to pretend they are sick.
The school says it has a “zero tolerance” policy for “unauthorized people trying to enter our buildings to disrupt the

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Untruth in Advertising

September 10, 2020

Would you leave your home – even if you weren’t ordered to stay home – if you actually believed the Black Death (or something comparably serious) was in the air and that you stood a very real chance of being killed by it?
Would you trust your life to a dirty old bandana? A disposable “mask”? Feel comfortable because you were standing six feet apart from a possible plague carrier?
Probably not.
Shopping isn’t worth dying. A paycheck is of less value than your life. Yet people shop and work and send their kids to school – Diapered – because they want to pretend they are worried about sickness.
This is the real sickness afflicting America.
The Diaper is a prop.
Kind of like the blanket Peanuts character Linus carried around with him

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Face Diapering Under Duress?

August 27, 2020

A reader sent in the following, which neatly encapsulates the dilemma so many of us face with regard to Face Diapering. My reply follows.
I coach track and cross country at the High School level. Our teams compete at a high level. We are always in the mix at the State meet. Many of my kids have gone on to compete in college several even in the Olympics.  I love your site because of the free and open discourse. It is elevating. The really horrible thing is that I have to put up with the Diaper in a limited way; if I do not I will be abandoning my athletes. Fortunately we can doff the Diaper most of the time, hard to breath through a diaper when you are running.  Even us coaches run; we need to in order to follow our kids. The

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Behind the Diaper

August 19, 2020

I bought new running shoes the other day – just barely and probably never again. At least, not from the store – Fleet Feet in Roanoke – where I have been buying my running shoes for more than a decade.
Because of the Diaper.
My refusal to put on this latter-day analog of the yellow star – and the store’s insistence I and everyone else do so. Even though some of the store’s employees agree it’s a vile and vicious policy, but – as one of them confessed to me while wearing his Diaper – it’s either go along with it or they get shown the door, too.
I got in the door – barely.
The store had been re-arranged since the last time I was there before the mass hysteria set in. No more personal contact. They used to measure feet, fit

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An Aspect of the Con

August 8, 2020

There are many good reasons to be very skeptical about practically everything we are being told about the WuFlu (don’t dignify this bug by using the term we are being told to use – “COVID-19”- which sounds so much more impressive and scientific. . . so novel . . . but is political and being purveyed to us by the Fear Organ in just the same way that, for those who remember, the attacks upon the World Trade Center suddenly – almost as if a light switch had been flipped – became “911” as the Fear Organ sang that tune in unanimity and endlessly until everyone sang the same tune . . . in order to make it hard to sing a different one).
Well, here is another reason to be very skeptical about the cases! the cases! – which the Fear Organ

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In Your Face

August 4, 2020

Jefferson wrote that it is evil and tyrannical to force a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas he despises.
Something far more evil and tyrannical is afoot. Or rather, being forced onto people’s faces.
The Diaper.
The  thing itself is itself is merely sad. Its wearer – by choice – identifies himself as a person easily scared or very neurotic. A person who believes that death – as opposed to the cases! the cases! – is in the air rather than being transmitted over the air.
And that feelings prevent sickness.
If this person were thinking rather than feeling, he would not wear a dirty bandana over his face nor be calmed by the sight of others so attired. He would wear at least an N100 mask/respirator – something that is

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