posted on Jan, 9 2011 @ 06:09 AM
I am not by any means "new" to ATS. I have been a member for some time now. I've just never posted, so apparently because of this fact I must come
up with an introduction. I got into "conspiracy theories" about 2004 when my sister and brother-in-law started reading Sylvia Browne. Some of
her predictions include some of what are considered to be "conspiracy theories." I don't believe that conspiracy theory is a great term. I would
prefer if they would just be called what they are, hypothesis or just plain old theories. Actually believe it or not the reason I have not put myself
out here on ATS is because I truly believe that the more I do the more I will be watched by our totalitarian government.
Seriously, I have never even voted because I believe the system is totally corrupt and does not work, so regardless of the outcome of a vote TPTB will
put in place who they wish. I actually had an idea for a thread which I will post underneath this introduction.
How Do People Like Us Survive?
I and my wife and my child are a low income family. We make less than 30k a year and barely over 20k mostly. We are doing everything we can to
better our situation including college. I just graduated from a Massage Therapy program. However that does not help us now........I keep getting
told by family members who are somewhat prepared, come on you need to get with it......get prepared.....get prepared......However it's not quite
that simple. When you are at the point where you don't know if you are going to have rent, or electricity, or a phone. (which is necessary for my
job, which is the only reason i'd be concerned about it, I have lived without a phone before) How in the world are people such as myself supposed to
get prepared? I cannot afford a gun, which I would really love to have. I cannot afford or make space for oodles of nonperishable food items (in a 2
bedroom apt) If a SHTF scenario occurred then we would be S.O.L. if there was no gasoline readily available, no food readily available, or atleast at
a decent price. Basically if it was hyper inflation, disease, attack, and/or Martial Law we were looking at, short of killing someone else or at best
knocking them unconscious and taking their supplies and guns we would have no chance or atleast to me it appears that way. Haven't seen really
anyone touch on this subject, it's just always been presented like get prepared......YOU BETTER GET PREPARED OR YOU'RE SCREWED!!!!......Well I guess
we're screwed???? What I need is someone with military training to contact me and tell me how to make things from your environment, water
filtration, weapons, shelter, give me a real life practical survival guide on how to make something from nothing, cuz that's pretty much all I got.