posted on Apr, 17 2009 @ 02:54 PM
I'm a transplant from Texas that now lives in Kansas. Been here about a dozen years now. I live in a very small town that has been somewhat
insulated from the biggest of the problems thus far.
Did my time in several institutions, including the military. Was trained as a helicopter mechanic (67U) for the Chinooks. Pursued, but never
obtained my civilian A&P license...mind altering chemicals were much more fun for me then. That was a long time ago.
I'm a CISSP and CEH these days, doing my best to keep up with bills and taxes. I'm a long time pessimist about republics, so-called democracy, and
any governmental bodies' ability to remain servants of the people.
For about thirty years now, I've had an incredible sense of dread about the state of the union and my ability to take care of my family and I in
what seems like an ever-increasing quagmire of regulations and burdensome taxes.
I remain very skeptical about almost everything, but know enough to realize that there is way too much I don't know and couldn't even comprehend
if I did.
I've been told that I can be rather obsessive about things and I struggle with that sometimes too.
My biggest concern right now is how to be prepared for what I feel is inevitable. I'm way behind the curve because I wanted so much to be
'normal' and not have people think of me as a loon. I've given up caring about what people think, or more accurately, I mix that with an almost
draconian refusal to share my thoughts with anyone.
I had it figured out before that I was going to need about ten million bucks to prepare my family and friends for what's going to happen. Of
course, it included water filtration systems, pre-fab concrete structures- connected and buried, titanium shielding, A custom-built tractor trailer
for bugging out - equipped with the small intercept vehicle in the back, complete with lcd panels for skin to assist in optical camouflage. I figured
we would be underground for quite some time.
I've spent most of my waking hours thinking about various systems involved in the protection from or evasion of some tyrannical power that never
really had a face. As far as I'm concerned, that power has a face today. It looks just like me.
The advent of ground penetrating radar, bunker busters and other assorted facilitators of doom forced me to rethink my entire strategy. It would seem
to me that as I am not a member of the elite, no amount of money could ever save my family from what I expect to happen. So the choice was made for
me. Instead of getting bigger, I get smaller.
This is where you guys come in. I cull your posts every day absorbing what I think may be useful and disregard a lot of the bantering. I read your
ballistics info and try to keep my finger on the pulse of what's really going on. Through you I've learned to be a lot more critical thinking. I
learned that there is very little media I can trust to care about the best interests of my family. I learned that I'm not alone. As crazy as my
friends think I am when I mention things, as alone as I feel when I wonder how these people can just go about their lives like nothing is ever going
to change, I've learned that I have comrades.- brothers and sisters that are as concerned as I am, but some of them are doing something about it and
I can too.
I ask for your forgiveness for such a long introduction and for your patience in advance of my ignorance and questions that may seem elementary to
I'm exactly where I'm supposed to be right now and am very grateful that you folks are here too.