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Originally posted by Walkswithfish
I'd likely be dependant on federal and state government assistance,[edit on 6-2-2009 by Walkswithfish]
Originally posted by wiredamerican
People are crazy! Crazy people do crazy things.
Originally posted by FredT
You should also consider survival in a suburban area.
Each scenario has advantages and disadvantage
Originally posted by Nventual
Depending on how much balls you have, surviving in the suburban area means there are plenty of "spare items" that are just "lying" around that you can "borrow" from houses.
Once it's time for survival anything goes.
Originally posted by mattguy404
Almost everyone, so far, has suggested running for the hills: if someone is normally urban-dwelling, they're not going to be able to cope too well out in the wild.
LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. — Desperation has moved into this once-middle-class exurb of Fort Myers, where hammers used to pound.
Its straight-ahead stare was hidden amid the chatter of 221 families waiting for free bread at Faith Lutheran Church on a recent Friday morning; and it appeared a block away a few days earlier, as laid-off construction workers in flannel shirts scavenged through trash bags at a home foreclosure, grabbing wires, CDs, anything that could be sold.
“I knew it was coming,” said Gloria Chilson, 56, the former owner of the house, as she watched strangers pick through her belongings. “You take what you can; you try not to care.”
Welcome to the American dream in high reverse. Lehigh Acres is one of countless sprawling exurbs that the housing boom drastically reshaped, and now, the bust is testing whether the experience of shared struggle will pull people together or tear them apart.
The changes in these mostly unincorporated areas outside cities like Charlotte, N.C., Las Vegas and Sacramento have been swift and vivid. Their best economic times have been immediately followed by their worst, as they have generally been the last to crest and the first to crash.