So the plot thickens.
Tuesday night we had Roger Stone alleging "Bill Gates created the corona virus".
Now last night Bill and his handsome wife Melinda went on BBC radio and proudly proclaimed -
"A number of years ago, we had talked about, you know, what if there wasn't clean water? What if there wasn't enough food? Where might we go? What might we do as a family? So I think we should leave those preparations to ourselves. But absolutely we had prepared and had, you know, some food in the basement in case."
Hand up, I am the last person you will ever hear ride somebody for "prepping".
I've been a poor man's "prepper" for years myself.
Laugh it up.
My friends have given me endless amounts of shit for it to the point I'm immune.
They haven't been laughing so much the last few weeks.
I have been half ass prepping to the point of reading the experts books (Cody Lundin, Dave Canterbury, Les Stroud), equipping bug-out and bug-in bags, having cash, medicine, protection, all on hand. The whole sha-bang. We even discussed it back in January on Eddie's dog walk.
But there's a small difference between somebody like me preparing to be "better safe than sorry" and Bill Gates.
I am not a fuckin billionaire.
Bill Gates is.
I also live in the third most populated urban metropolis in the United States. It's also one of the most violent cities in the world. And thats on good days. Hell could literally break loose in Chicago at any moments notice.
Bill on the other hand resides in Medina, Washington (population 3,295) on beautiful Lake Washington.
His house, I mean mansion, I mean compound, has its own name. And wikipedia page. Xanadu 2.0. In honor of the great Citizen Kane.
And oh yah, part of it is built into the side of a small mountain. Like a bunker.
Here take a tour. It's really beautiful. Need Carl to do a tour review on it for us.
This place is 66,000 sq ft. Ever been to the White House on a school or family trip before? That's how big this house (that we know about) is.
He lives there with his wife and 3 children.
66,000 sq ft!
6 full kitchens. 2,500 sq ft fitness facility. A 200 person large "event center". 24 bathrooms. And most definitely a small army of armed guards.
Oh yah and in keeping with today's theme of rich asshole, but awesome moves he also has all his sand for his beach imported in every year from the Caribbean to Medina, Washington.
The point I'm getting at is, does this sound like the kind of place you'd ever need to "prepare" for shit to hit the fan?
The town has fewer people than the White Sox draw to Guaranteed Rate Sponsored Endorsed In Partnership With DBA/ Field.
They sit on a giant body of fresh water.
Part of their house is built into the side of a mountain like fuckin NORAD.
Army of private security that I'm sure is made up of all Blackwater bad asses.
And they have 6 full kitchens.
You would never have to leave this place. Ever.
Another small tidbit about the house is the fact that since 1995 Bill has had the technology implemented into it so that whenever somebody enter's the house they attach a pin to their body.
That pin tracks them through the house and "enables the temperature, humidity, music, and lighting all to adjust based on that individuals personal tastes balanced with others in the area."
Definitely doesn't sound like the kind of "guy that wants to microchip people" - Roger Stone.
The eloquent and down to Earth Melinda continued,
"What we mostly talk about now in our home every night is how lucky we are. "We understand our privilege. And when we say our grace at night, what we're thankful for, around the table, is that we aren't struggling to put a meal on the table as so many families around the world are."
So it only took a global pandemic and the world to come to a standstill for your family to realize how fucking lucky you are?
I really want to like the Gates'. Honestly how can you not?
They've given billions of dollars away to help the less fortunate. $250 million dollars alone in just this past week.
But the more him and his wife open their mouths and the more I read about them the harder it's getting.
ps - if you're even the slightest bit curious about preparedness or just bored I highly recommend the book "Emergency" by Neil Strauss. Really entertaining and informative quick read.