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  • Looting Wave Strikes New York City Amid Coronavirus Lockdown
    on April 5, 2020 at 1:21 am

    "Thousands of stores in New York have boarded up their doors and windows to avoid possible looting." (Feed generated with FetchRSS)

  • Nobody Knows How To Politicize A Pandemic Like Nancy Pelosi
    on April 5, 2020 at 1:21 am

    The Speaker is using the coronavirus to push through legislation for her very wealthy, very loyal base...  (Feed generated with FetchRSS)

  • This Is Where The World Is On The "Corona Curve" At This Moment
    on April 5, 2020 at 1:21 am

    Just two more months until we hit the peak.(Feed generated with FetchRSS)

  • All Trails Lead Back To The Wuhan Bio-Lab
    on April 5, 2020 at 1:21 am

    There’s no proof the coronavirus accidentally escaped from a laboratory, but we can’t take the Chinese government’s denials at face value...(Feed generated with FetchRSS)

  • 350 More COVID-19 Deaths Reported In NYC As US Braces For 'Seven Days Of Hell': Live Updates
    on April 5, 2020 at 1:21 am

    Meanwhile, Europe is seeing the curve continue to flatten as the mortality rate in Italy remains perplexingly high...(Feed generated with FetchRSS)

  • Kentucky Directorate of Coronavirus Compliance Orders Ankle Monitors For Uncooperative Citizens…
    by sundance on April 4, 2020 at 11:44 pm

    Comrades, the state officials have judicial authority.  Attempting to defy the dictates of the state will not end well as this young citizen comrade discovered. “DL” is forced by state authority to live with a coronavirus infected resident.  DL, has … Continue reading →

  • Ground Reports – Healthcare Focus – What’s Going On In Your City, Town, Neighborhood?…
    by sundance on April 4, 2020 at 10:43 pm

    There’s something really odd, a profound disconnect of sorts, between what the media is sharing and the reality of what the general public is reporting from their own experience. According to most national media hospitals are overwhelmed with coronavirus patients. … Continue reading →

  • We Need A White House Task Force On Reopening The Economy
    by David Marcus on April 4, 2020 at 9:15 pm

    A new task force focused on getting America back to work would be a welcome compliment to the coronavirus task force.

  • DNI Richard Grenell Announces Col Thomas Monheim as Acting Intel Community Inspector General…
    by sundance on April 4, 2020 at 7:52 pm

    Acting DNI Richard Grenell announces the replacement for ICIG Michael Atkinson. Thomas Monheim is a retired Colonel from the US Air Force Reserves and is currently the General Counsel of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. Previously, Col Monheim served as Associate … Continue reading →

  • White House Coronavirus Task Force Briefing – 3:30pm ET Livestream…
    by sundance on April 4, 2020 at 7:00 pm

    Unfortunately, with President Trump effectively communicating the latest information on the federal efforts to mitigate COVID-19, more corporate U.S. resistance media have decided not to carry the live broadcasts from the White House task force briefings. Today at 3:30pm ET … Continue reading →

  • What We Can Learn From The 20th Century’s Worst Dictators
    by Helen Raleigh on April 4, 2020 at 10:42 am

    Frank Dikötter's new book, 'How to Be a Dictator,' takes a sweeping look at some of the most tyrannical men of the last century and finds a surprising number of cautionary commonalities.

  • Dear Colleges, Please Let Grades Mean Something
    by Paulina Enck on April 4, 2020 at 10:40 am

    Numerous colleges and universities are making all grades for this semester pass/fail or giving students an A regardless of their actual work.

  • Preparedness Notes for Saturday — April 4, 2020
    by James Wesley Rawles on April 4, 2020 at 7:04 am

    On April 4, 1968, civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., 39, was shot to death in Memphis, Tennessee. — SurvivalBlog Writing Contest Today we present another entry for Round 88 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The prizes for this round include: First Prize: A gift certificate from Quantum Harvest LLC (up to a $2,200 value) good for 12% off the purchase of any of their sun-tracking models, and 10% off the purchase price of any of their other models. A Gunsite Academy Three Day Course Certificate. This can be used for any one, two, or three day course (a $1,095 … The post Preparedness Notes for Saturday — April 4, 2020 appeared first on

  • Alaska, Coronavirus, and the True Church – Part 1, by J.P.
    by SurvivalBlog Contributor on April 4, 2020 at 7:03 am

    Have you ever thought about just how far it is from Seattle to Alaska? Probably not, because for a long time the world rightly assumed it to be a long way. Early pioneers came to Alaska by steamer, horse-drawn sledge, and on foot; a long and arduous journey. Modern conveniences changed all that. A scenic ride on a ferry can take between three and seven days. By car, between Seattle and Anchorage, it’s still a serious three day drive. A commercial flight will average just under four hours. That’s still a long way even in modern day thinking. So, in … The post Alaska, Coronavirus, and the True Church – Part 1, by J.P. appeared first on

  • Editor’s Prepping Progress
    by Avalanche Lily on April 4, 2020 at 7:02 am

    To be prepared for a crisis, every Prepper must establish goals and make long-term and short-term plans. In this column, the SurvivalBlog editors review their week’s prep activities and planned prep activities for the coming week. These range from healthcare and gear purchases to gardening, ranch improvements, bug out bag fine-tuning, and food storage. This is something akin to our Retreat Owner Profiles, but written incrementally and in detail, throughout the year. Note that as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. We always welcome you to share your own successes and wisdom in the Comments. Let’s keep busy … The post Editor’s Prepping Progress appeared first on

  • The Editors’ Quote of the Day:
    by James Wesley Rawles on April 4, 2020 at 7:01 am

    “Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer. From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I. For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy. I will abide in thy tabernacle for ever: I will trust in the covert of thy wings. Selah. For thou, O God, hast heard my vows: thou hast given me the heritage of those that fear thy name. Thou wilt prolong the king’s life: and his years as many generations. … The post The Editors’ Quote of the Day: appeared first on

  • April 4th – 2020 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #1171
    by sundance on April 4, 2020 at 4:20 am

    In an effort to keep the Daily Open Thread a little more open topic we are going to start a new daily thread for “Presidential Politics”. Please use this thread to post anything relating to the Donald Trump Administration and … Continue reading →

  • Saturday April 4th – Open Thread
    by sundance on April 4, 2020 at 4:15 am

    Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. THY WILL BE DONE, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those … Continue reading →

  • President Trump Removes Coup Plotter ICIG Michael Atkinson – DC Media Conscripts Go Bananas…
    by sundance on April 4, 2020 at 3:44 am

    …The recent IG report outlining Atkinson’s gross incompetence in the FISA scandal, vis-a-vis the 42 DOJ-NSD Accuracy Reviews, is the atomic shield against the political narrative…. President Trump has sent a letter to congress giving them 30-days advance notice and … Continue reading →

  • Peter Navarro Responds to 3M CEO Excuses – Stop Complaining and Do Your Damned Job…
    by sundance on April 4, 2020 at 1:56 am

    Suffice to say 3M CEO Mike Roman will not be sending a Christmas card to the White House this year.  White House manufacturing advisor, and policy lead for the execution of the Defense Production Act, Peter Navarro, tells 3M to … Continue reading →

  • Kraft and Conagra Shut Down Restaurant Supply Manufacturing Plants – Simultaneously Expand Retail Manufacturing Due to Excessive Demand…
    by sundance on April 4, 2020 at 1:38 am

    Hopefully the advanced information CTH provided on the food supply-chain has helped to understand the issues, challenges and demands many are seeing.  Inside the food manufacturing industry the impacts of COVID-19 are stunning; crazy increases in business; and there are … Continue reading →

  • Oh My, Interesting Ramifications – FISA Court Requires DOJ/FBI To Provide Names of Targets Within Corrupt Surveillance Applications…
    by sundance on April 4, 2020 at 12:07 am

    Things are getting interesting, potential ramifications are growing, as the FISA Court responds to the latest information from the DOJ Office of Inspector General (OIG). After a review of 29 FISA applications, from eight FBI field offices, the OIG informed … Continue reading →

  • Wisconsin Primary Election Chaos Ensues Amid Closed Polling Locations, Potential Date Shift
    by Chrissy Clark on April 3, 2020 at 8:22 pm

    On Friday, Milwaukee election officials announced the city would open only five polling locations for the Wisconsin primary on Tuesday, April 7.

  • Canadian Official Doug Ford Dings Justin Trudeau For Hiding Wuhan Flu Estimates And Data
    by Chrissy Clark on April 3, 2020 at 6:59 pm

    Ontario Premier Doug Ford said in a press briefing that, unlike Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, he will release Ontario's coronavirus projection data.

  • Poll: One In Four Business On Brink Of Permanent Collapse
    by Tristan Justice on April 3, 2020 at 6:55 pm

    One in ten small businesses reported they would be closing permanently in less than just one month if they were forced to remain closed.

  • The Cuomo Brothers’ Schtick May Be Cute, But It’s Also Irresponsible
    by Emily Jashinsky on April 3, 2020 at 5:38 pm

    In times of crisis, the audience needs to trust that the journalists tasked with interviewing leading officials will do so without fear or favor.

  • Trump Campaign Calls Twitter’s Bluff On Misleading Campaign Clips
    by Tristan Justice on April 3, 2020 at 5:22 pm

    Twitter appears to have walked back its position on flagging campaign video and audio clips.

  • How An International Conflict Is Causing Gas Prices To Plummet
    by Leo Briceno on April 3, 2020 at 5:09 pm

    Vladimir Putin and Crown Prince Mohamad Bin Salman are in an all-out economic brawl, keeping a barrel of oil at an extremely low price point.

  • Podcast: Matthew Kroenig On Foreign Policy, China, And Global Pandemics
    by The Federalist Staff on April 3, 2020 at 4:57 pm

    Matthew Kroenig joins Ben Domenech to discuss his new book, growing foreign powers and NATO's response, as well as the growing threat of communist China.

  • House Republicans Seek Answers On U.S. Efforts To Combat Chinese Propaganda
    by Tristan Justice on April 3, 2020 at 4:17 pm

    House Republicans argue China has impeded global efforts to combat the virus through a misinformation campaign launched to avoid blame for the outbreak.

  • Evil Is Alive And Well: Pakistani Court Frees Daniel Pearl’s Killer
    by John Daniel Davidson on April 3, 2020 at 3:01 pm

    The beheading of Daniel Pearl in the months after 9/11 marked the inauguration of jihadi execution videos. His killer’s conviction was overturned Thursday.

  • Why Severe Social Distancing Might Actually Result In More Coronavirus Deaths
    by Anonymous on April 3, 2020 at 10:30 am

    What the media and policymakers are not telling us is that the longer we delay the development of herd immunity, the more elderly or high-risk people will become infected and die.

  • Nancy Pelosi’s Wuhan Virus Priority Is To Give Money To Her Rich Donors
    by Willis L. Krumholz on April 3, 2020 at 10:25 am

    Behind the scenes, congressional Democrats’ main priority is bringing back a big tax loophole for rich people in high-tax blue states: their donors.

  • We Cannot Destroy The Country For The Sake Of New York City
    by David Marcus on April 3, 2020 at 10:20 am

    New York City is being ravaged by the Wuhan coronavirus, but the rest of the country is being destroyed by a generation of economic collapse.

  • Trump Derangement Syndrome Distracted Our Government From The Wuhan Virus
    by Tristan Justice on April 3, 2020 at 10:20 am

    For three years, Democrats remained laser-focused on reversing the results of the 2016 election as the top item on their policy agenda, while America sat vulnerable to a global pandemic.

  • How Big Porn Is Making The Coronavirus Crisis Even Worse
    by Terry Schilling on April 3, 2020 at 10:15 am

    The Wuhan virus has provided an unprecedented opportunity for Big Porn to capitalize on our social isolation. Like the coronavirus, pornography use is silent but deadly.

  • DC Shuts Down Everything Over Coronavirus — Except Parking Tickets
    by Daniel Turner on April 3, 2020 at 10:10 am

    Dysfunctional D.C. government is an institution itself — something we’re accustomed to. Like the congestion. Like cherry blossoms. Like a Kennedy in Congress.

  • More Than Half Say The Pandemic Is Moderately Or Severely Affecting Their Mental Health
    by Joy Pullmann on April 3, 2020 at 10:10 am

    Eight to ten days after they were quarantined due to the spread of COVID-19, more than half of participants in a fresh study reported the psychological effects as 'moderate or severe.'

  • States Are Trying Chloroquine To Treat COVID-19. It Could Be A ‘Game Changer’
    by Margot Cleveland on April 3, 2020 at 10:05 am

    Following Trump’s touting of anti-malaria drug as a potential 'game changer' in treating the coronavirus, several states instituted bans on using the anti-virals. Now they're carving out reasonable exceptions.

  • Preparedness Notes for Friday — April 3, 2020
    by James Wesley Rawles on April 3, 2020 at 7:05 am

    This is the birthday of Washington Irving, an American author, essayist, biographer, historian, and diplomat of the early 19th century. He is best known for short stories like Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, but he also wrote several biographies and served as the US Ambassador to Spain from 1842 to 1846. — For those of you who are stocking up to be ready to hunker down for the peak of the pandemic, keep in mind that Harvest Guard is offering a 20% discount just for SurvivalBlog readers. Enter the code “survivalblog” during checkout to receive 20% … The post Preparedness Notes for Friday — April 3, 2020 appeared first on

  • Sterilization Techniques for Coronavirus, by A Wife First
    by SurvivalBlog Contributor on April 3, 2020 at 7:04 am

    Introductory Disclaimer: This essay’s information is scientific in nature, so please perform your own due diligence in understanding the terminology and techniques prescribed forthcoming and tailor them to your own needs. I am not responsible for any damage/injury caused in the misuse of this information. Historical Account Patients undergoing routine operations were at very high risk of infection in the early 1900s due to the limited concept of aseptic conditions. This lack of understanding of microbes, caused high levels of infection and even death during surgical procedures of their day. Some factors of the spreading of microbes in times past … The post Sterilization Techniques for Coronavirus, by A Wife First appeared first on

  • Economics & Investing For Preppers
    by James Wesley Rawles on April 3, 2020 at 7:03 am

    Here are the latest news items and commentary on current economics news, market trends, stocks, investing opportunities, and the precious metals markets. We also cover hedges, derivatives, and obscura. Most of these items are from the “tangibles heavy” contrarian perspective of SurvivalBlog’s Founder and Senior Editor, JWR. Today, we look at unloading your collectibles. (See the Tangibles Investing section.) Precious Metals: The COMEX Issues and Stops Reports Expose Conditions Behind Physical Gold Supply Problems o  o  o COMEX Can’t Find Any 400 Oz Bars For Its New Gold Futures Contract o  o  o Fake Morgan Dollar purchased from a flea … The post Economics & Investing For Preppers appeared first on

  • The Editors’ Quote of the Day:
    by James Wesley Rawles on April 3, 2020 at 7:02 am

    “God gives every bird its food, but He does not throw it into its nest.” – Josiah Gilbert Holland The post The Editors’ Quote of the Day: appeared first on

  • Preparedness Notes for Thursday — April 2, 2020
    by James Wesley Rawles on April 2, 2020 at 7:06 am

    This is the birthday of Émile François Zola, a novelist and essayist. He is most often remembered as the author of “J’accuse” (I Accuse!), his lengthy open letter to president Félix Faure, which accused the French government of anti-semitism. — A quick update:  I talked with a major storage food vendor and he reported that the entire industry has an order backlog averaging 8 to 12 weeks. They are not guaranteeing delivery dates, because the big food packaging companies are not guaranteeing them any delivery dates!  Likewise, the folks who make and sell water filters are building order huge backlogs. … The post Preparedness Notes for Thursday — April 2, 2020 appeared first on

  • Writing Contest Prize Winners Announced – Round 87
    by James Wesley Rawles on April 2, 2020 at 7:05 am

    We’ve completed the judging for Round 87 of the bi-monthly SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The Prize Winners are: First Prize: First Prize is awarded to Greg X. for the article Generators for Family Readiness, which was published  in two parts on March and March 15, 2020-.  Links: Part 1, and Part 2.He will receive the following prizes: A gift certificate from Quantum Harvest LLC (up to a $2,200 value) good for 12% off the purchase of any of their sun-tracking models, and 10% off the purchase price of any of their other models. A Gunsite Academy Three Day Course Certificate. This can … The post Writing Contest Prize Winners Announced – Round 87 appeared first on

  • My Hawaiian Retreat, by R.L.
    by SurvivalBlog Contributor on April 2, 2020 at 7:03 am

    If you haven’t yet moved to a geographically isolated location, then you should do so now. I abandoned my previous position in Northern California. I had originally chosen it because it wasn’t downwind of any military targets from the Cold War. I moved 2,400 miles to the southwest, to the Big Island of Hawaii. The attractions were great. Incompetent state and local government, year round growing season, no dangerous predators, and plentiful fish and game. Top that off with no fishing licenses, no insulation or air conditioners needed. “Secondary waterfront” acreage parcels (that are across the street from the oceanfront … The post My Hawaiian Retreat, by R.L. appeared first on

  • The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods
    by James Wesley Rawles on April 2, 2020 at 7:02 am

    SurvivalBlog presents another edition of The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods— a collection of news bits and pieces that are relevant to the modern survivalist and prepper from “JWR”. Our goal is to educate our readers, to help them to recognize emerging threats and to be better prepared for both disasters and negative societal trends. You can’t mitigate a risk if you haven’t first identified a risk. Today, we look at the prospect of Internet  Rationing in Europe. America’s Grimmest Month Linked over at the news aggregation site: America’s Grimmest Month Austria Says: You Must Wear a Mask Peter sent us … The post The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods appeared first on

  • The Editors’ Quote of the Day:
    by James Wesley Rawles on April 2, 2020 at 7:01 am

    “The Tyranny of a prince in an oligarchy is not so dangerous to the public welfare as the apathy of a citizen in a democracy.” – Charles Montesquieu The post The Editors’ Quote of the Day: appeared first on

  • Preparedness Notes for Wednesday — April 1, 2020
    by James Wesley Rawles on April 1, 2020 at 7:06 am

    April 1st, 1886 was the birthday of Arthur W. Pink, who died 15 July 1952 and was an English Christian evangelist and excellent Reformed Biblical scholar. It was his meticulously referenced arguments in his book, The Sovereignty of God, that first convinced JWR of the truth of the doctrine of Election. April 1st is also both April Fool’s Day and (unofficially) Molly Ivins Day. The latter refers to this key verse: “The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.” (Psalm 14:1 KJV) — SurvivalBlog Writing Contest Update: We are in the midst of judging. The prize winners … The post Preparedness Notes for Wednesday — April 1, 2020 appeared first on

  • Making Light, by M.E.
    by James Wesley Rawles on April 1, 2020 at 7:04 am

    Artificial light is useful for extending working time beyond sunset, for providing comfort in the long dark hours of winter, and for finding one’s way in the night. Without electricity or batteries, solar cells or wind up flashlights, lamps and candles can be made just as they have been for thousands of years. The cave paintings of the Upper Paleolithic were done by the light of lamps that used a lump of animal fat as fuel and lichen, moss, or juniper twigs as wicks. The light of these crude lamps was sufficient to produce some of the earliest known works … The post Making Light, by M.E. appeared first on

  • By: lastmanstanding
    by lastmanstanding on April 18, 2018 at 3:14 am

    The most painful part of TRP Vol. 1 was waiting the 2 months that it took FO to ship it...with absolutely no correspondence to occasional polite emails as to "what the fuck is going on".Forging the Hero was ordered here and showed up less than a week later.Preparedness and self-sufficiency are a way of life for us.Frankly, your personal "fucking" footnotes alone are worth the price of each book.

  • By: Jim Scrummy
    by Jim Scrummy on April 16, 2018 at 4:09 pm

    Interesting take. Of course my take, is that when I purchased two of JM's books, it was money well spent, because I go back and re-read certain passages from time to time. I like supporting people who not only talk the talk, but walk the walk. Still need to buy Vol. 1, to complete the set, which will be money well spent, again.

  • By: Big Mike
    by Big Mike on April 10, 2018 at 3:13 pm

    I agree with your response John. The books you have written are not available anywhere. As I read your books and worked thru the thought processes with your book Forging The Hero, I had to really make my brain work hard to comprehend and apply the principles to my life. I could understand and "feel the pain" of your efforts. I was hesitant to spend the money you requested for each book, but now I would pay $100 bucks for one because of the content.

  • By: Diz
    by Diz on April 10, 2018 at 11:22 am

    Well yeah two good points. First is the material from Mosby is worth it; there are lot of Abn/Ranger/Green Berets (this is how we start our day) out there teaching tactical shit; Mosby goes beyond that with a lot of practical advice for self-sufficient living. Second, I would rather subsidize his group than some outfit I have no clue about. That probably donates to the LGBTQ minority handicapped socialist workers party.Honestly this is nick-picking the fly shit. The only real criticism is he isn't mass-marketed, cheap, and readily available. So if that keeps you from getting his info, you're a dumbass. But not my problem.

  • By: jukk0u
    by jukk0u on April 10, 2018 at 12:59 am

    In reply to <a href="">TheSpartanMonkey</a>.Agreed. And this is one and the same reason to buy domestic product and not Chinese (or whatever labor exploitive extra-national interest's merchandise - and especially from one determined to bring and end to our existence.Save a nickel now, Pay with your life and livelihood later.

  • By: TheSpartanMonkey
    by TheSpartanMonkey on April 10, 2018 at 12:45 am

    I wouldn't even call that a negative review. It's like someone who buys a book on nuclear engineering, then complains that it's too deep for his model submarine building fetish. And he got the book for free, so he never had to make the value judgement and plunk down his own cold, hard cash. Being a hobbiest, I'm guessing he never would've bought it. IMO, the negative review you're looking for will come from a True Believer.With regard to the price: much too much is expected for nothing these days. Everyone wants, even demands, free content. I paid the big jing for your books because of the content, but more so because I thought it rewarded you for past work (blog and book) and would help support your future efforts. It's the same reason I willingly pay more for something to a local vendor vs ordering off the internet. We've got to get beyond price shopping and realize that we're not just buying a thing, we're choosing to support a person.

  • By: jukk0u
    by jukk0u on April 9, 2018 at 9:17 pm

    Yup. Criticism is essential to improvement. Good reviews are nice, and one must recognize peoples' need to offer praise (I think it is kind of a reflexive affirmation of the validity and importance of their own experiences and opinions), but empty praise is worthless. "Thank you, I appreciate your need to nurture and acknowledge the importance of your feelers, but...what could I have done better?"Good praise: "I like that you offered x,y and z. How you explained such and so with depth. "but should be coupled with effective criticism e.g.:"your exploration of exhibit 1 would have been more effective with some background on its development as well as the current state..." or "more charts and illustrations would have helped"...FWIW: I offered some criticism of your first tome to the effect that editing the fracking sentence fragments, misspellings and misused words would go a long way to bolstering your credibility as both a writer and an expert on the subject. Whether you consciously took that advice or have merely grown in your word-craft, you have improved.As soon as my second mortgage goes through and I can by the next volume 🙂 I have no further input to offer.

  • By: Diz
    by Diz on April 9, 2018 at 7:53 pm

    Ha, that is somewhat funny even though it may not be meant so. Typical millennial mindset of intellectual superiority. I put it in my hobby category, so it's not worth it. I have spoken.Well, even though this tool may have his own estimate of the situation, that does not mean everyone else must agree with it. You can do damn near anything you want, but if someone has a different estimate, then these books may damn well be worth every penny.I for one, totally disagree with his assessment. Therefore the books are indispensable to me. I have put it in my get ready for the shit category, so they are totally worth it. Do as you see fit.But he has no real criticism of the material, just the cost of a privately published book. Typical entitlement mentality. All things should be available to me-cheap.This hardly qualifies as any real criticism, IMHO. Just some snarky comments on the cost of the material.It's really hard to find fault with what Mosby is laying down. Only that his standards are really high, but then if that's what the reality is, then that's just shooting the messenger.I may think he's a total dick for pointing out all my weaknesses, but then that's on me to get un-fucked.So doctrinally, I can't really find fault. But can understand people getting butt-hurt by the presentation. Most people aren't used to this kind of thing.Would I leave feedback to say tone it down? No, not really. I think it's for most folks to harden the fuck up on the other side of that equation.