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Originally posted by pexx421
I never have hunted before but im gonna learn this year, and how to strip and dress my own deer. Only problem is ill be living in new orleans which is not a good place to be without power.
Originally posted by niteboy82
There are quite a few people stocking up here though, considering we have to do so for hurricane season anyhow. I know people that shocked me this year telling me about preparations I never would have expected to hear them making; rain barrels, firearms, buying survival food packages via the net, etc.
Needless to say you're in good company, and if anything you can count on our slightly less than intelligent city government to not know exactly what to do if things do go down the tubes. However, remember that we're the only city that I know of with a full National Guard presence as police officers, so we're probably going to be the easiest city to have an iron fist come down hard on.
Originally posted by jhill76
I think many people realize whats going on, but, they don't want the perception that they are some kind of nut, so they prepare quietly. This just goes to show more and more people are really on our side.
[para. 6] If the representatives of the people betray their constituents, there is then no resource left but in the exertion of that original right of self-defense which is paramount to all positive forms of government, and which against the usurpations of the national rulers, may be exerted with infinitely better prospect of success than against those of the rulers of an individual state. In a single state, if the persons intrusted with supreme power become usurpers, the different parcels, subdivisions, or districts of which it consists, having no distinct government in each, can take no regular measures for defense. The citizens must rush tumultuously to arms, without concert, without system, without resource; except in their courage and despair. The usurpers, clothed with the forms of legal authority, can too often crush the opposition in embryo. The smaller the extent of the territory, the more difficult will it be for the people to form a regular or systematic plan of opposition, and the more easy will it be to defeat their early efforts. Intelligence can be more speedily obtained of their preparations and movements, and the military force in the possession of the usurpers can be more rapidly directed against the part where the opposition has begun. In this situation there must be a peculiar coincidence of circumstances to insure success to the popular resistance.
Originally posted by Rumrunner
I can't help but think of Matt 7:14.. ' 14For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few.'
For those of us in the western world today how true those words might turn out to be.