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Old 12-09-2012, 04:55 PM   #43
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AH, I see the good 'ol "Normalcy Bias" is still alive and well!

That's the comfortable assumption and belief that if one hasn't SEEN or EXPERIENCED a certain thing, it surely doesn't exist - or CAN'T happen...

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The "Normalcy Bias" seems to increase the older some get. You see it from time to time, someone will pose a question, Will this work _________, and immediately some will respond no, when asked if they have tried it, they admit they have not but just know it can't work. It's amazing what will work if you just try it.

They are Mr. No No from the book "Our Iceberg is Melting".
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A new program called "Preppers" was on...don't know if it is a series, but the same "hole in the ground" thingie....or a family on a few acres in far west Texas, living 50 miles from the road....not me....but kinda fun to watch for 30-40 minutes and then I tire of it...
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I guess it helps if you're not a Bible believing Christian:

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Daniel 12:1 And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time : and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.
Ever wonder why some of us live in rural outbacks like eastern Oregon and central Idaho? We didn't get here by accident, or because of the high population...

Just sayin'...
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I live in the rural outback of Port Hadlock, Washington because my parole officer makes me.
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I live in the rural outback of Port Hadlock, Washington because my parole officer makes me.
WELL, they DO try to isolate sexual offenders....
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WELL, they DO try to isolate sexual offenders....
Oh, it's not because I'm a girl...that's only a punishable offense in certain misogynistic cults!
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WELL, they DO try to isolate sexual offenders....
What's about to happen to you reminds me of the song " I want to be around to pick up the pieces "
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I figure we need several thousand miles of string and a couple of tin cans and that way we can stay in touch and remain environmentally sensitive.

I could be your only friend then ......
Your my friend now? Thanks, at least I know I have one. (Do I not?)
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I've been watching this program called Doomsday Bunkers. It's a reality show .....
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Whose reality?

THe Wingnuts Or as I call them Chiken Littles
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..............wingnuts are convinced we are decending into a permanent state of lawlessness and societal chaos..................Now, I've always been one to be prepared for storms, disasters, etc, within reasonable limits. But this seems a bit much. I'm not sure preparing for a world of lawlessness is realistic or even worth planning to live thru.........Much better to keep your RV ready to go and hit the road to a safe place if need be, right?
Wow, you have to call some people wingnuts because they have the foresight to think and act on the possibility that something negative could happen to their families? If you believe that little bad can happen you've got your head in the sand. You are pragmatic enough to think a lawless world might not be worth living thru? I don't think so.

I've always believed mankind is just a few steps removed from anarchy. Yes, most of us are civilized people, but take away electrical power, water and food, fuel, and even paper, those having no means will be beating down doors to get what they need to survive. I think your pragmatism would go out the window if they were raping and pillaging your family. If you had the means to at least try to protect your family I would hope you would use it.

And having the RV ready to go and hit the road? That's a great idea and I do the same. But where are you going to go? Where is safe? Have you enough fuel to get more than 300 or so miles? Is 300 miles far enough? Even the Doomsday Prepper series reveal the weaknesses of the participants' plans. Unless you are independently wealthy, you simply can't do enough to protect yourself from every possible scenario and even then, it may not be enough. Regardless, going down without a fight is not an option for me and mine. If most of the people in the country believe as you do, we're already past saving, IMHO.
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... I don't have bunker but I am pretty well stocked, including BOBs, not necessarily for the apocalypse, but for natural disasters.

This of course assumes we are all here on the 22nd
Now we are talking. BOB's = Bring your Own Booze?
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How so?

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Yeah, I don't think that after a nuclear holocaust or a zombie apocolypse, that is a world worth living in. Don't think that having to kill or be killed over food and water is worth living in either. So color me pragmatic.

But being prepared for a Hurricane Sandy? You bet! Notice that after several weeks, they haven't had widespread looting, raping and cannibalism? Have more faith in your fellow man in holding society together.

But you wouldn't see me toughing it out in the disaster zone like you see on TV. I would have heeded the warnings and gotten out in my comfortable, well stocked RV days before the disaster struck. Not freezing and starving in the dark trying to protect unimportant material possessions.
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