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Originally posted by donkeystyle
Originally posted by chr0naut
Originally posted by donkeystyle
reply to post by jude11
I'm not preparing because most of you guys are paranoid whack jobs.
Even the intelligent ones sometimes astound me with their ability to believe in nonsense.
Anyways, at this point, it is reasonable to think the US market and country itself my collapse, but from judging by the history books, there will not be 300 million starving or dead americans like everyone here seems to perpetuate.
So now it's being a "whack job" to be self sufficient and prepared?
I live in a country which consists of two volcanic islands. We have more than 500 earthquakes a year. Because my house is located on a hilltop, it is exposed to some occasional Antarctic weather. I don't think anything I have planned to be able to survive is "over the top" or that I am a "whack job".
Stuff happens & when you have lived as long as I have you'll realise that if you don't take a few precautions, you're dead.
Too many people are ignoring history and the recent past and their bones are going to make great museum pieces to explain to future generations that we, as a species, can be pretty dumb, expecting to live in a welfare state, with unlimited resources and exponential financial growth that will ensure we live forever in comfortable bliss.
Get real, it can't carry on this way for long.
edit on 15/4/2011 by chr0naut because: (no reason given)
Of course it will not carry on this way for long, society is consuming far more than it is capable of sustaining. That does not mean you need to spend $300,000 USD on a bunker in the one in a million chance there is nuclear war.
I find 99% of the people on here have unrealistic expectations and plans. They think if they pack up a weeks worth of food they are better off than everyone else.
And if you live under a volcano, preparing for a volcano eruption might be prudent. However, it is not prudent to expect that everyone in north america is going to have to fend for themselves like we are back in the stone age. The vibe i get from most people, and "most people" may not be you, is that people are anticipating us living like peasent farmers again as though none of the tools society has made to help us along will be available anymore.
John Malkovich in "red" is what most of you remind me of. But thats what reading a conspiracy forum every day will do to most people.
edit on 15-4-2011 by donkeystyle because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by repulsive1
I have canned food, bottled water, batteries, torches, blankets, medical supplies, face masks and radios in the strongest room in my home, the laundry. Not because of an Alien invasion, NWO, a Charlie Sheen rampage or WW3. Only stored in case of an earthquake or hurricane that cuts supplies, communication or traps myself and my family. Although might be handy for those previously stated reasons aswell
Originally posted by thejlxc
reply to post by Question Fate
Apparently most coc aine is now cut with a substance that makes people rot like zombies. Be careful what you imagine funny, because sometimes the jokes on us.
Originally posted by grandmatruthseeker
My first post.....I am thrilled to find something I can comment on with confidence. My husband and I are semi-retired. That might give you all a clue to our ages. We have thought of prepping. We have done the research and collected many thoughts and ideas on the subject. After beginning to prepare.....it sort of hit us like a ton of bricks. WHY are we doing this? We are not afraid of dying. We do not have young family to keep safe from harm. Our children have their own families in other states. If there is an event that takes place we will take it as it comes. Of course , if we can be of service to others in some way, I suppose we will die doing that. It just seems like no biggie to us. I would be willing to bet that many of you think we need an attitude adjustment?
No reasonedit on 7-5-2012 by grandmatruthseeker because: (no reason given)