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Here is 1 Fish For You

Driving in North Carolina is a lot different than up north. The people here tend to be a lot more aggressive, which probably correlates to IQ. They are overly aggressive in situations that do not call for it, such as letting other cars merge into double lanes turning into one. We’ve all been there and it’s basic decency to allow another fellow in ahead of you in order to avoid getting smashed up against some wall or dropped into a crevasse.

On the issue of infrastructure, everything is new here, but planning isn’t too smart. On the side of each narrow road is a V shaped crevasse. If you fall into said crevasse, unfortunately, you will die.

Last night I visited the beach town of Wrightsville, which had a nice beach — but woefully under-developed in comparison to the fine beaches in NJ. Then I traveled to Wilmington,NC — a denizen of ill repute. It was a very lively scene, with tap dancers in the fucking streets, live bands, and scores of homeless people soliciting for money. As I left the old southern city, I spied a man pulled over on the side of the highway taking a shit. That’s right, a shit.

As I traveled in the right lane, I spied a pissed off car to my left pull an unbelievable maneuver on the car in front of him, obviously because he wasn’t going fast enough. I think we were traveling at around 80mph and he wanted to go 100mph. So he jumped in my lane and quickly merged back in front of the car that was formerly in front of him and then slammed on the fucking brakes — slowing to about 30mph, just to fuck with him. This is the sort of stuff that can only be scene south of the Mason Dixon.

All in all, I find my time here to be fine. But the people are without question reprehensible. I now know why General Sherman burned the south down.

On the matter of fish, Exodus is overbought. This condition, in the past, has led to fanciful gains over the next 10 trading days.

Stay long and avoid the temptation to time tops.

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27 comments

  1. tradercaddy

    Are you sure you were in Wilmington?
    It sounds more like San Francisco.
    By the way you don’t want to be in the Wrightsville area when a hurricane approaches (which may explain why it’s underdeveloped).

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  2. cancel19

    Relax. Your taxes are lower! Enjoy!!!

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  3. MSGT HARTMAN

    You are driving amongst frustrated soys from NJ, NY and San Fran.

    The southerners left a long time ago. The ones that stayed live out in the sticks and watch NASCAR while swilling Miller High Life.

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    • moosh

      Correct. There is a stretch of highway around Raleigh for about 10 miles going south that has some of the most lunatic drivers I’ve ever seen. Its not southerners but a great hodge podge of idiot college students. They are pedal to the metal and nothing can stop them until they wreck or their car blows up

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  4. The_Swede

    I paused the latest Steve Bannon video (9/11) to read this. Thank you, now back to Steve.

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  5. ferd

    First, your Mercedes is seen as a “fuck you” – so get an F-150 if you want to stop sticking out and if you want to merge safely.

    Second, “nice beach — but woefully under-developed” WTF does that mean? Too natural for you?? The best beaches are completely undeveloped.

    Anyway, it is nice to see that the rebs have not completely surrendered ..although it is not like it was back in the day. My first drive down through the south was as a teen in the early-70s driving my 1966 Charger. I “literally” had the good folks in Georgia coordinating over CB to hunt the guy with Massachusetts plates.

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    • cancel19

      Breaker Breaker one nine! We spot smokies up ahead!

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    • numbersgame

      Which is the aggressive driver: the guy that waits until the last minute to merge or the person that won’t let him in?

      Also, turn signals are important in such a case, and many of the ones that wait until the last minute are self-entitled pricks that don’t use theirs. You want to get in front of me? You’d better damn well *ask for permission*.

      I’ll also secodn the comment that those on the interstates heading out the beach in NC are more likely to be born in the North.

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      • moosh

        The merger has the responsibility to temper their speed in order to merge into traffic flow. Also, turn signals are retarded in such a case where either you merge or drive into a concrete barrier or off the highway into the fucking woods

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      • acehood

        Nonsense. Waiting until the last minute is the logical choice and an ideal one per traffic efficiency. If/when autonomous cars were driving they would all do so and in the aggregate traffic would greatly improve.

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        • alty

          Correct. But not shocked at all by numbers stance on the issue

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          • numbersgame

            I’m not surprised that an (a)lpha-male oriented blog is filled with people that think everyone else should yield to them and that courtesy is unnecessary

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        • numbersgame

          I’m *not* against waiting to merge, but F*** people that don’t use their turn signal.

          I’m under no legal or ethical obligation to let someone in if they are too stupid to notice or too arrogant to care that their lane is disappearing. Heck, I’d much rather have drivers like that behind me than in front of me anyway.

          If they aren’t courteous enough to even ask to get in front of me by using their turn signal, then that seals the deal: I don’t give a shit if they drive into a concrete barrier, or whatever. In fact, sometimes I even move to the left of my lane if they don’t get the picture.

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  6. mx2101

    Yes. It is correct a given person may be more comfortable and feel at home in a certain part of the country. A couple years ago on I-85 north of Atlanta I witnessed a convoy of pick up trucks with huge Confederate battle flags flying merge onto the interstate and into the left lane, passing drivers who moved to the right lane.

    I’m too weird to feel at home anywhere.

    btw- We had tidal and storm flooding in the Chesapeake Bay the past couple days. Not an epic disaster, but I saw flooded cars undoubtedly totaled and scores of homes clearly had a foot of water inside. Almost drove down a street that was too deep under water.

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  7. ferd

    Are we fiddling here? This is an important reflection by an actual journalist …IMO.
    https://www.zerohedge.com/political/matt-taibbi-were-permanent-coup

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    • numbersgame

      The sad quote, bolded in the article:
      “He’s guilty, but the issue is how guilty, in comparison to his accusers.”

      Impeachment or election, two things are obvious:
      1) Trump broke many laws
      2) Public opinion will determine his faith

      Doesn’t sound like a coup to me. It’s really no differet then when somoene revealed the skeletons in the DNC’s email closet during the 2016 election. At least this time, it is Americans doing the digging.

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      • ferd

        You consistently swallow one side’s narrative whole. You don’t know what happened at the DNC and, although I obviously am more broadly read than you, neither do I. Please learn that there were a whole group of US intelligence officials who have offered evidence that the DNC so-called “hack” had to have been done on-site.

        But, as Matt’s article reminds us, control of the media is vital in any coup attempt as one side seeks to get casually certain people like you on their team. Yeah team.

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        • numbersgame

          I did say “somebody” and not “the Russians.”

          However, by your viewpoint, this leaves two options:
          1) foreign interference (Russians)
          2) a deep-state coup to block Hillary (traitor in DNC camp)

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  8. mx2101

    Thanks for posting the link ferd. Hard to say if we are fiddling. Democratic party knows they almost certainly won’t have the votes to impeach and remove from office. Thus, this may be the democrat version of Donald Trump’s regular drama creations. Keep voters motivated and engaged, and run the clock out. All I know is there will be plenty of background noise in our lives in about a year.

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  9. numbersgame

    In other news, despite all the back and forth with tariffs, all the delays and escalations, the actaul rate of China tariffs *enacted* is pretty linear vs time if you plot it:

    Enaction date, Running total ($Billions/year)
    2018-07-06 $8.5 (25% * $34B)
    2018-09-24 $28.5
    2019-05-10 $58.5
    2019-09-01 $79.3
    2019-12-15 $103.3 (tentative)

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    • omfgitsjd

      Interesting post. It makes me wonder if the Chinese gov. will sell off US treasuries and adjust their currency for a soft landing?

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  10. chuck bennett

    They learned nothing from the civil war.

    Regards

    Chuck Bennet

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  11. Dr. Fly

    Not sure what any of you are talking about. I am right, period.

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  12. sia

    When 2 lanes merge to 1, you don’t need to be giving each other 100s of feet. You can merge with minimal distance between cars. Don’t be such a weakling.

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