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I Can't wait for the power to pop!

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posted on Sep, 15 2010 @ 10:38 AM
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The more I look around, the more I cannot wait until the power goes out! I look at the hold the technology and computers have on us (I of course ironnically say this as I type on said instument) and I am truly disgusted at how the tools that were ment to help us have ensnared us.

Now, I don't want you to think that this is all because I am totally prepared for it, oh no! I will have to adapt as well. But I can live without a cell phone... a microwave... even lights. I know I can. How can I be so sure? My ancestors did...

I think we need to get out of our comfort zones a bit... Get a bit cold at night... Get the fight to survive back in us. Heck, it beats watching reality tv!




posted on Sep, 15 2010 @ 11:04 AM
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I agree in part. Personally I love technology but feel sometimes I was born many years to late. I love the iron age period being outside and learning new skills but at the same time I like medicine and all the benifits of thecnology.

I would like to live the middle ground so my preperation is along the lines of being able to feed my family from the country side make fire shelter if need be using a mix of modern and iron age tech.

I do think though as a speices we are spending far to much time inside be it offices, TV, and the likes but that is something each person has to think about for themselves and decide what is best.

So I am not waiting for the power to pop just being prepaired incase it does.



posted on Sep, 15 2010 @ 11:12 AM
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nonsense.

People consider the senario as if they were going camping on the weekend.

now consider the truth of such a situation...no sewage...yep, that stuff will eventually burst out, enter the water table, etc...say hello to cholora and a host of other diseases.
Consider even tiny things, (sticking to the example) like toilet paper, or toothpaste gone for good.

No more perscription meds, no more surgerys, no more vast quantities of antibiotics so that small scratch from the rusty nail or knife turns out to be deadly.

such an event would be the death of many...and more than likely, you are included in that many...(you, me, most of the internet sitters)...the adjustment you would make would be from a modern day person, to a looting paranoid, to a dead person from either disease, or roving gangs of looters.

and thats within the first month. We as a society are about 9 meals away from total anarchy..once the food or water starts to dry up, expect to see the absolute worst in humanity take hold...you think you stand a chance against a desperate father holding a gun looking for bottled water for his kids...you won't even hear the shot



posted on Sep, 15 2010 @ 11:26 AM
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Great post! Thank you (star)

You are correct, but I think that the bad times are needed to break us out of the drudges of our current lives.

People will react as they do... You cannot take the animal out of the human. But as a species, we look (and probobly feel) like a lion in a zoo cage too small.



posted on Sep, 15 2010 @ 11:35 AM
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I agree and think if we change the name from SHTF or doomsday to something more optimistic like opportunity day>>>> we'd get a lot more folks looking forward to it too...

Stop looking at all the things we'll lose out on, like doctor drugs and look at the pluses, No one will be watching the Mercedes dealerships!!!

Okay enough joking around here's the facts.
Every America city only has enough food stores to last two weeks... if the trucks and trains stopping bringing it in that's how long it talks to run out... Week three is when you start seeing people dying from lack of... week four you'll the gangs of roving gangs but even they wont last more than a few extra weeks because we all know if you have something others want they will try to take it from you...

I use to think if it happened the first year would be bad... Nowadays I think most if it will be over within three months, less if it hits in a winter month...

As for me, where we live we used to the lights going out everytime we have a big storm roll through...
our lives to suddenly come to a stop and we dont rough it or panic... Wood fired boiler keeps us nice and toasty with or without power.




edit on 15-9-2010 by DaddyBare because: Edited for my fat fingers hitting too many extral letters



posted on Sep, 15 2010 @ 11:36 AM
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I have a feeling you are going to get your wish soon.

second line.



posted on Sep, 15 2010 @ 11:42 AM
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I agree with your OP. I'd love for that. I'll take my chances. People will die but it'll thin the heard of the idiots first and if I'm one of those, so be it. The world will be better off without me. Of course an even better idea would be just rid the world of those nasty elites who are mostly responsible for keeping people ignorant and then for us all to move forward and up...Rant over, nice post to ponder..



posted on Sep, 15 2010 @ 11:42 AM
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Oops..Double Post. Sorry.


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posted on Sep, 15 2010 @ 11:45 AM
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Star! Good stuff in your post.

I recommend that everyone watch the movie " The Road". Parts were filmed in the area where I grew up in South Central Pennsylvania. Takes a hard look at the collapse of civilization.



posted on Sep, 15 2010 @ 11:54 AM
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As always great post! Thank you. From the land of the NorEasters... I agree.



posted on Sep, 15 2010 @ 11:55 AM
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I do as well but mostly to make the world as we where to be created... equal.


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posted on Sep, 15 2010 @ 11:57 AM
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Technology and everything that comes with it consumes you, only if you let it.
Otherwise, use it to your advantage and don't become dependent on it.
Just don't forget your roots, and learn how to survive without it.



posted on Sep, 15 2010 @ 11:59 AM
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One thing to remember as you go through this and think of what kind of monster could I be to wish this...

Though, I am in good health and shape, should we loose indefinate power, I would loose two people I love very much. Both very close to me.

But how can we say that these would not be for the betterment? Afterall, the saying does go: In order to make an omlette you gotta break a few eggs...

My desire is not to harm them or anyone that anybody loves who is reading this right now, but look around... People can't drive without talking on cell phones... Mindless dribble flows from the tv... Before electricity we had iceboxes and yes, lived a very short life... But we have obviously abused the things that were ment to help us.



posted on Sep, 15 2010 @ 01:31 PM
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While I understand the concept and the desire to wipe the slate clean in a manner of sorts, I can't say that I have the mental wherewithal to to view it with quite such a level of anticipation, only because I know people who would be dead within a week because they couldn't keep their insulin cold. And its not just people like diabetics who will suffer, otherwise healthy people will lose newborns to previously non-lifethreatening ailments, breaking a bone will become a lifelong impediment without a system of doctors to tend to it. Sure we might come out of the turmoil a stronger people but we will also carry with us the horrors of survival in a collapsed nation; and those are often things that weigh heavy on the mind and soul long after the tough times have passed.



posted on Sep, 15 2010 @ 02:03 PM
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Originally posted by Jkd Up
The more I look around, the more I cannot wait until the power goes out! I look at the hold the technology and computers have on us (I of course ironnically say this as I type on said instument) and I am truly disgusted at how the tools that were ment to help us have ensnared us.


As far as I'm concerned my computer doesn't have a "Hold" on me, I use it a lot because it's a really useful tool for accomplishing lots of tasks from communication to art. It's a bit like saying people in the 80's were enslaved by beepers and fax machines, there just tools.



Now, I don't want you to think that this is all because I am totally prepared for it, oh no! I will have to adapt as well. But I can live without a cell phone... a microwave... even lights. I know I can. How can I be so sure? My ancestors did...


The trouble is that your ancestors didn't live with it, they mostly died with it in the Neolithic period the average life expectancy was 20, and it's didn't get much better for a long time, even in the early 20th century it was only 45



I think we need to get out of our comfort zones a bit... Get a bit cold at night... Get the fight to survive back in us. Heck, it beats watching reality tv!


People all over the world had their chance to live like this people in the past could well have decided "hey I'm so happy dying in this freezing cold hut, let's all just kick back and enjoy it" but they didn't they though "damn I hate this, let's invent something to make us warm, quickly before we die"

If you want to experience life without modern technology, proper medical care and have a low life expectancy there are plenty of countries where you can do this, stop wishing for death for the rest of us and just pack everything up and move to the Rwanda


Rwanda is a country of few natural resources, and the economy is based mostly on semi-subsistence agriculture by local farmers using simple tools.[106] An estimated 90% of the working population farms, and agriculture comprised an estimated 39.4% of GDP in 2006

, you won't be bothered by mobile phones or ipods and you can look forward to a quick death by the age of 40


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posted on Sep, 15 2010 @ 02:30 PM
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the "drudge" of air conditioning , hot showers, flush toilets ?
everyday banality like a grocery store.. fire dept., paramedics. etc.
get a clue sonny boy- and anybody that thinks like you likewise.
it will be a dark savagery should the power flow be disrupted.
no mad max fun- no tina turner.. harsh as the road..
no cartoon like book of eli-
or whatever fantasy films you think are cool.
you dont have sense enough to be afraid do you?
the dumb bunnies will be the first to go.
but of course, you're like a phantom wolf eh?
on the prowl..
well- maybe i'll see you up the trail -lotsa luck.



posted on Sep, 15 2010 @ 03:16 PM
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I thank you for this post. This waiting for CME or some other power-destroyer is something that comes to mind around here several times a week.
Different things call it to mind:
The 13K satellite thread, death machines flying overhead weekly.
Reports of cameras in classrooms, then pick up the newspaper and read about cameras in the park.
Laptops watching people, and medical records used to hurt us-that is ironic.
Frequency takeover planning strategies for homeland security, yet we feel most insecure.
Blaring TVs all around with people screaming on them and atrocities for the children's entertainment.
Corporate pollution off the hook worldwide and no bounds in sight.
Drones fly about 24/7 in a town with little to no crime.
Light pollution.Noise pollution. Air pollution. Water pollution.
There are a million reasons to desire a simpler, more natural, and what I term normal way of life.
People still lived into their 80s before refrigeration. People are equipped and adaptable.
Pima Indians would run 10-mile foot races for fun. Fun.
If we all had our own space, and no feudal lords to herd us, we could handle human waste processing, no need for technology.
Hot showers are so nice. Soooo nice.Hot baths are too.
But, if someone said "No more hot water, and we will stop war machines," well, you get used to stuff.
Ever see Steve Irwin run up a tree? We could do that also, many of us.
IMO, we are supposed to. We as a natural animal are corrupted, lazy, sickened, stagnant, like an ape in a zoo enclosure.
I know many will die, this is a sad thing to think about. We will have to take care and defend our loved ones no matter what happens. People are being killed right now in wars, in hospitals, by authority figures, by rat-in-a-cage syndromes, by medications, by cars, by oil, by technology of all kinds.
It is something to ponder, what if we were no longer Ringling's elephants or someone's Dancing bears?
Thanks, blessings.



posted on Sep, 15 2010 @ 04:21 PM
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Are you serious?
Only a fool would wish for the collapse of humanity, either that or a person just trudging through this life.
If that is the case please remove yourself from the gene pool as to not infect mine in future days.
Computers and cell phones and microwave ovens and…Etc. are not the problem.
I will say that maybe we depend on them a bit but comfortable living is what we strive for.
The problem we have is we refuse to acknowledge the real problems we have because it would require us to get off of our recliners and turn off the TV.
If you live in America, stop shopping at wallyworld none of the crap sold there is made in America, well unless we are talking about south Amerika.
Stop eating boxed processed foods.
Stop going to the drive thru for dinner.
Look for natural remedies to health problems, there are millions out there, do a Google search.
Do plant a garden, do fish and hunt. This will take a sharp edge off of your grocery bill.
Plan meals ahead of time, prepare them and freeze them.
I do pasta/pizza sauce by the 2 gallon size separate it and freeze it that makes enough for several convenience meals.
Pre season meats then freeze them; you know they do taste better when marinated for 2 weeks in seasons.
Make meatballs, hamburger patties, there is so much you can prep then freeze.
Learn to dry foods, make trail mixes and beef jerky people pay through the nose for that stuff at the store.
Learn to can foods, it is actually fun and yes I’m a big guy who likes to be in the kitchen.
Do searches in books or online for recipe’s learn to cook items from scratch not a box.
The food you get not only tastes better but it will be better for you.
Plus there is a bit of satisfaction knowing you did this.
Stop giving your slave wages to the “Man” anywhere and everywhere you can.
This is how to bring down the system, stop complying.
If you can do for yourself then please do, if not try to find someone or something you can barter for.
Remember 100% tax on 0 is $ 0.00. I can afford that, how bout you?
Take a walk. It is free and it gives you time to think.
By hoping the power goes out you only hope for pain upon people and that is insanity.
Don’t brood in your room get out and do something, anything at all is better than raging at the “Man” who will never be hurt if all you do is drink your favorite soda and eat your favorite chips while crying “You are a bad person”.
The “Man” cares not for you or yours isn’t it time you repaid in kind?
And I like my electricity it keeps me entertained. Easy life is what I want but I do understand there is a little work to be done to make easy work.
So, sorry no star, no flag, no hey good topic, as I think loosing the grid would be a bad thing for everyone.

Enjoy!



posted on Sep, 15 2010 @ 04:35 PM
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Originally posted by Jkd Up
One thing to remember as you go through this and think of what kind of monster could I be to wish this...

Though, I am in good health and shape, should we loose indefinate power, I would loose two people I love very much. Both very close to me.


It is official, I am calling you out.
Nobody who truly holds something "Dear" could bear to lose it or any part of it.
I would assume you must be a young one with no kids, but I do know "Dear" and could not fathom losing any of my Dear ones.
You babble only to babble, please think before you infect good minds.



posted on Sep, 16 2010 @ 05:28 AM
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Originally posted by Jkd Up
The more I look around, the more I cannot wait until the power goes out! I look at the hold the technology and computers have on us (I of course ironnically say this as I type on said instument) and I am truly disgusted at ...
........
I think we need to get out of our comfort zones a bit... Get a bit cold at night... Get the fight to survive back in us. Heck, it beats watching reality tv!


No offense OP, but...
Why is it I meet so many people who "can't" wait for tsthf so that "society" will have a walk up call?
And why is it that the people who usual say this are usually sitting around doing what they complain about? Can they not give themselves a wake up call?
My guess:
They are "disgusted" to realize (consciously or subconsciously) that they don't have the strength of will to limit their own TV, mobile, McDonald's, Internet time. They can't do it. They know they need that big dramatic scenario or their tails will Never get in gear.
The last person I was around that talked this way lost internet access for a few days. He didn't go hiking. He didn't practice some skills that were rusty. He sat at his computer and played Spider Solitary for 4 and 5 HOURS at a time.

But, nevermind...
He is still waiting for tshtf to break out of his routine....


In short, "Heck, it beats watching reality tv!"??
Then.
Don't.


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