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Why prepare in the 'invincible west'?

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posted on Jun, 24 2008 @ 09:25 AM
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Why? good question.. why not?

When you consider how much you spend on day to day life and luxuries,doesn't it make sense on going a little extra step to protect them.

Why pay insurance on your house?
Your car?
Your life?

Apart from some cases being a legal requirement,it's a matter of speculation.
What would happen if you didn't.. and you had..
A house fire?
A crash?
Did that ..ermm.. stop-living-thing..

In each case you are preparing for the worst but,of course,hoping for the best.

Only difference in 'survivalism' being that,instead of increased premiums,yours and your family's life and livelihood are at stake.

Now with speculation comes risk assessment.
"It'll never happen to me/us"well..great positive thinking..but not very realistic.
How many people were surprised by

Hurricane Katrina,UK flooding,Oil prices,911,Sub-prime sit.??

All I can say is don't get caught out by A CHANCE of either.

Bird flu mutation.
World war over the Iran situation.
Over-population and food shortages.
Economic crash.
Climate change.
Civil disturbance/martial law.
Energy shortages.
Pole shift.

Oooo..don't forget the 'Terrorists'' you can't leave them out..(That one's for you Bushie babe
)

(and I SO want to add Alien invasion.. but I won't..)

Within each of these scenario's there are numerous 'sub -scenarios' some of which are already hitting headlines.
Yes,of course it's 'news' and it's their job to sensationalise topics to sell papers.. but why are more and more 'it'll never happen' topics hitting the dailys.. because it just happened?.

I wouldn't hold my breath for an insurance pay-out on any of the above so invest in a bit of knowledge and preparation instead.

Better to look a little silly than to stop doing that 'breathing thing' we all like.

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NOTE to certain 'dailys'

We appreciate the coverage of our topics here..even if it is a few days later.


Go on then.. I'll plug ya's.

www.dailymail.co.uk...
www.dailymail.co.uk...

Keep up(with) the good work.


[edit on 24-6-2008 by AGENT_T]




posted on Jun, 24 2008 @ 09:30 AM
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I was wondering why the daily mail was acting all clever these days.

What's the betting one or two of their technicians visit the site?



posted on Jun, 24 2008 @ 09:33 AM
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Originally posted by Anti-Tyrant
What's the betting one or two of their technicians visit the site?


There was another story too this week.. I forget which.
I think you might be on to something.
Maybe Springer can work out an endorsement deal..



posted on Jun, 24 2008 @ 09:35 AM
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Well they're more than welcome to i guess, it's just a shame that we never get any plugs from them.

I'd love to see what would happen if ATS got a mention in a national paper.



posted on Jun, 24 2008 @ 09:39 AM
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*ahem*

Sorry, i appear to have derailed your thread.

I do agree with you that there is a culture in the west of hiding behind financial protection, and having very little idea of what to do if that financial protection becomes worthless.

Money is indeed the 'route' of all evil.



posted on Jun, 24 2008 @ 09:44 AM
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Originally posted by Anti-Tyrant

I'd love to see what would happen if ATS got a mention in a national paper.


I dunno if chrisonabike already achieved that or not..

Fair's fair though. We take a lot of stories from newspapers to start with.
It's just that with all the 'reporters' we have on site now..It's gotta be a tough act to follow resource wise.

Especially when one of 'our reporters' is on the scene and posts here before dailys get a hold of the story.

DIMENSIONAL DETECTIVE has got to take a lot of credit for breaking the good stuff to ATS..

He's like our own personal Lois Lane.


........

EDIT.. Yeah Bad Boy you did..
I'M the one that usually does that.. low attention span you see

........

Anyway B.O.T You're right..
A lot of that 'invincibility' comes from being too dependent on money to supply our needs..
We've lost the art of farming and bartering.

I shudder to think what will happen when that money is gone..and the looming credit disaster will prevent any kind of buffer.

[edit on 24-6-2008 by AGENT_T]



posted on Jun, 24 2008 @ 10:03 AM
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lmao, is this thread just about giving kudos to ATS members or something?



All you've done is proclaim that the west isn't ready and then given credence to people who haven't even posted in the thread.

Not that i have anything wrong with that, of course - it's only natural considering the u2u seems to be malfunctioning.



posted on Jun, 24 2008 @ 10:15 AM
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Originally posted by Anti-Tyrant
lmao, is this thread just about giving kudos to ATS members or something?


Heyy.. YOU distracted ME..


I started this thread so I would have a place to send all the people who keep asking
"What exactly are you guys 'preparing for' ?"
and disrupting the flow of the topic in the survival info/methods/tips threads...

But I got distracted again...... "Ooo look a Squirrel.. hehehehehe"




posted on Jun, 24 2008 @ 10:18 AM
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Nothing wrong with being distracted by squirrels - they're cute, even the ones with black fur.

Still, your reasoning for starting the thread is valid, even if you did technically avoid my question...



posted on Jun, 24 2008 @ 10:39 AM
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Originally posted by Anti-Tyrant
lmao, is this thread just about giving kudos to ATS members or something?


Is that the question?
Well nope I didn't .
I just added a little reference to the fact that I've noticed one or two Papers 'tailing' the topics covered in ATS.
If it gets really bad I'll bring it up again in a slightly more 'serious tone'.
.......

There's been a number of very useful and interesting threads that have gone a little astray with the questions "why are you preparing" "is it a fad" "are you nuts" etc.
So as I said. rather than derail those threads with a bit of back and forth sniping..
I'll send them here.. to this ..
'hopefully-by-then-buried-under-a-peat-bog-and-recycled-as-firelighters' thread...where they can discuss our 'squirrel-turd-quality-nuttyness' without bothering anyone else's thread.

Call it a 'survival forum' sin-bin for skeptiks.

I've mentioned in the OP the scenarios..(some of which appear to be happening now) that are a..
concern for the people who like to be-prepared..
and a bother for the people who would otherwise prefer to turn up the sound on 'Eastenders' or 'Jerry Springer'..and hope it drives away whatever storm is going to hit first.



posted on Jun, 24 2008 @ 05:25 PM
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Hey T great idea for a thread...

Was reading this on the BBC before

news.bbc.co.uk...



New warnings about the need to prepare for dams being breached are to be published in a major study into last summer's floods, the BBC has learned.


Seems it might be prudent in the UK to plan for flooding...hopefully this summer we wont get as much rain as last year. How ironic there a river flowing down my road at the min lol better break out the wetsuit and kayak


EDIT: The u2u's are still down T are we still on for tommora?

[edit on 24-6-2008 by fred3110]



posted on Jun, 24 2008 @ 05:32 PM
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You make a good point. Most types of insurance you can't cash out if nothing bad happens. Knowledge of how to do things for survival can still come in handy if never needed in life or death situations. Likewise, survival supplies can be used even if an event never causes you to need them.
In many ways survival skills and supplies are a smart investment since you can use them (cash them out) if the worst never does happen.



posted on Jun, 24 2008 @ 06:22 PM
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Originally posted by fred3110


Hey maybe I SHOULD add UFO invasion to the list of topics here after tha last few days news.


[edit on 24-6-2008 by AGENT_T]



posted on Jun, 24 2008 @ 06:33 PM
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Wont let me in chat it says I need 200 posts to be allowed in


got the UFO invasion covered! check the link lol

www.videojug.com...

EDIT:

weird...this is my 200th post...see you in chat!

2nd edit...

zombie survival...


www.videojug.com...



[edit on 24-6-2008 by fred3110]



[edit on 24-6-2008 by fred3110]



posted on Jun, 25 2008 @ 08:01 PM
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reply to post by Anti-Tyrant
 
Odin is the god of war not prophecy.



posted on Jun, 25 2008 @ 08:04 PM
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reply to post by AGENT_T
 

You can safely add alien invasion to the list. There are some 20 million illegal aliens in the U.S. and they're not here on vacation



posted on Jun, 26 2008 @ 03:59 AM
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According to wikipedia odin is associated with wisdom, war, battle and death and also magic, poetry, prophecy, victory and the hunt.

From god checker it says hes lord of war, death and knowledge

www.godchecker.com...





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