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Originally posted by John Matrix
I wonder how many people reading this thread are the looters, thieves, and lawless maniac neighbours we should fear when this happens?
I'm prepared for it, but I hold out hope that the biblical promise of the rapture will take place for believers, before the S.H.T.F.
The seven years tribulation must be close, otherwise 2012 will be a non event, just like 2000.
Originally posted by dodadoom
I cannot disagree with anyone here at all.
I feel most on here are aware and well prepared.
One can never be 100% prepared for anything unfortunately.
Your neighbors can save your butt as well as take you out.
Many cannot even imagine a shtf scenario, let alone prepare for it.
Too many live in the cities now, relying on someone else to go to work
to make society run for them.
At first I thought the thread was going to be about personal responsibility!
Guess it kinda is!
Oh well, maybe next time!
MikeRusselus, living in this state, I know what you mean, after
all we ARE neighbors! We got some kooky ones livin' here too!
Originally posted by djusdjus
some of you have very dark views of the world.
You do realize that you create this in your own mind from the modeling clay that is your own fear.
The Olduvai theory states that industrial civilization (as defined by per capita energy consumption) will have a lifetime of less than or equal to 100 years (1930-2030). The theory provides a quantitative basis of the transient-pulse theory of modern civilization.
Originally posted by Jim Scott
Americans pull together, not pull apart. In the great San Francisco Earthquake, citizens pulled together to rebuild the city.
In the Revolutionary War, and all subsequent wars, Americans pulled together.
In the Great Depression, Americans pulled together.
I question your source of information that suggests that neighbor will fight with neighbor. I believe that you will find that neighbor will help neighbor. That is the foundation of our faiths, be they Muslim or Christian or Jew, and that foundation is the basis of our caring for one another through good times or bad. If you do otherwise, you will offend your neighbors, and be excluded from their assistance.
As mentioned above, farmers will continue to farm, food will be available, and nobody will let the population starve. Relax. Even in the worst times, there are the best of times.
I suggest you develop manners, social graces, and assist others in times of need. Fear-mongering will work for a day or so, but after the smoke clears, you will see that it is better to help others and be helped, than to kill others and be killed.
If you live by the sword, you will die by the sword.
Love conquers all.
[edit on 21-9-2009 by Jim Scott]