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Doomsday Preppers. Who Are They....and Why Does National Geographic Eschew Poltical Correctness?

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posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 10:20 AM
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It's a new series starting on the National Geographic Channel.

Yep, Naitonal Geo.....not hardly one of your radical paranoid media outfits. Yet, National Geographic has taken a serious look at who is preparing for a Doomsday scenario.

Apparently it might be your neighbor? And you hadn't noticed, and you are being left behind (pardon the pun).

And wouldn't you know it, you go to youtube to watch clips of the episodes, and they have been removeed. What gives? Has political correctness become propaganda offering us false security that all will be okay in the world if we only resort to Flower Power?

So, National Geographic has apparently eschewed political correctness to get down to the nitty gritty of futuristic reality. It's not even biblical or Mayan prophecy so much as it is your neighborhood making plans.

Yeah, the more political correctness the media puts out there, the less people are accepting political correctness.

Could you be a Doomsday Prepper in waiting? Waiting for someone else to tell you it's okay not to be politically correct? Waiting for your neighbor to say, "Hey, when the dung hits the fan, don't come over to my house asking to borrow some food or ammunition."

channel.nationalgeographic.com...




posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 10:34 AM
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Found it on youtube just fine! I don't think it was taken down for long, or if perhaps you found an uploader who doesn't own the rights to the video and it got taken off?



posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 10:38 AM
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What I run into a lot is people will ask, "What do I prepare for?" They want to know if it will be zombies, floods, earthquakes, etc etc, you know, something specific. Since I can never answer this question they seem to just blow it off, instead of having the attitude to be prepared for ANYTHING. Being an eagle scout and military experience I have had preparedness beat into my head since I was about 7. But, some people that know a little about my history have even told me that doing what have and am doing is not what the Boy Scouts meant by Be Prepared. I usually just give them a quizzical look and I take the conversation no further. I suppose they could be correct in saying that, I never learned to be prepared for any single thing, but anything.
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posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 10:50 AM
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Thanks.

I can never keep up with the poltical correctness, unpolitical correctness of youtube.

A moody bunch over there changing their minds on the turn of a dime.

Thanks again.



posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 10:51 AM
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Originally posted by Skewed
What I run into a lot is people will ask, "What do I prepare for?" They want to know if it will be zombies, floods, earthquakes, etc etc, you know, something specific. Since I can never answer this question they seem to just blow it off, instead of having the attitude to be prepared for ANYTHING. Being an eagle scout and military experience I have had preparedness beat into my head since I was about 7. But, some people that know a little about my history have even told me that doing what have and am doing is not what the Boy Scouts meant by Be Prepared. I usually just give them a quizzical look and I take the conversation no further. I suppose they could be correct in saying that, I never learned to be prepared for any single thing, but anything.
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Way too many people are in DENIAL.

Denial is a form of political correctness.



posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 11:15 AM
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you bet your butt im prepping! This Economy is going to crash hard! there is no way out of this death spiral!



posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 12:01 PM
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Originally posted by camaro68ss
you bet your butt im prepping! This Economy is going to crash hard! there is no way out of this death spiral!


Be a little more optimistic.

There are ways out. More of us are discovering those ways.

It's a vastly overpopulated world with not enough loaves of bread to go around. If you are taking the steps, there's good chance it'll work out for you.

You are not alone out there.



posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 12:25 PM
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Originally posted by Sachyriel


Found it on youtube just fine! I don't think it was taken down for long, or if perhaps you found an uploader who doesn't own the rights to the video and it got taken off?


look at the way they polarize the audience, just watch that video and pay attention to how often they say "maybe" "possibly" "could be" or any other uncertain term, they dont, they paint the whole thing as either you totaly believe it or you dont,

you totaly believe there is an impending disaster to perpare for OR you totaly dont believe there is any need to prepare,

that episode has totaly eliminated the "just in case" crowd from the picture.

polarizing us dividing us,



posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 12:31 PM
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My favorite line from this week's series of 'Justified:'

"You know what they say is the difference between an alcoholic and a drug addict. An alcoholic will steal your wallet and feel s***** abou it in the morning. A drug addict will steal your wallet and help you look for it."

Anyway, there's lots of different kinds of people making up the human race these days. And a lot of them will steal your wallet, one way or the other.

If you allow your wallet to be stolen, shame on you.



posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 12:38 PM
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Originally posted by tonycliffs

Originally posted by camaro68ss
you bet your butt im prepping! This Economy is going to crash hard! there is no way out of this death spiral!


Be a little more optimistic.

There are ways out. More of us are discovering those ways.

It's a vastly overpopulated world with not enough loaves of bread to go around. If you are taking the steps, there's good chance it'll work out for you.

You are not alone out there.


Being "Optimistic" or "hoping" for the best give you a fales scenes of security. My optimisum starts with me surviving the crash and being a part of the rebuilding. The hand is already delt, its only a matter of time.



posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 02:26 PM
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Originally posted by camaro68ss

Originally posted by tonycliffs

Originally posted by camaro68ss
you bet your butt im prepping! This Economy is going to crash hard! there is no way out of this death spiral!


Be a little more optimistic.

There are ways out. More of us are discovering those ways.

It's a vastly overpopulated world with not enough loaves of bread to go around. If you are taking the steps, there's good chance it'll work out for you.

You are not alone out there.



Being "Optimistic" or "hoping" for the best give you a fales scenes of security. My optimisum starts with me surviving the crash and being a part of the rebuilding. The hand is already delt, its only a matter of time.




When I said be optimistic, I meant that you should be optimistic that we will defeat a takeover of socialism/communism, and that the free market economy will prevail for those of us who survive.



posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 02:43 PM
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yea I had seen the ad for it last night could not help but wonder why National Geographic was running this , then it hit me , not as to inform you but to make or poke at us them that are ready for??? In Utah we have the threat of EQ and floods, ready for it them, among other things that could happen, are we "nutters" for wanting to survive or are we just not willing to throw in the towel and and say oh well?



posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 06:22 PM
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Originally posted by bekod
yea I had seen the ad for it last night could not help but wonder why National Geographic was running this , then it hit me , not as to inform you but to make or poke at us them that are ready for??? In Utah we have the threat of EQ and floods, ready for it them, among other things that could happen, are we "nutters" for wanting to survive or are we just not willing to throw in the towel and and say oh well?


The National Geographic channel is not known for poking fun at serious topics.

Their Border War series on illegal immigration and the war on drugs is dead on serious.

What I believe you see is that the people being interviewed as Doomsday Preppers are of good spirit and full of confidence.

I know I am in good spirits and love to have a laugh.

It feels good when you know to have a mile head start on the others who are treading water.



posted on Feb, 7 2012 @ 03:12 PM
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Now that Obama has come out with a warning to Iran that they could get nuked....does this make this television series that much more important to watch?

You betch'a.

You might learn something.



posted on Feb, 11 2012 @ 09:39 AM
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In some ways I was a little disappointed with Doomsday Preppers.

I just couldn't figure out what gourmet cooking had to do with post-apocalyptic survival.

Oh, well....pasta for everyone, huh?



posted on Feb, 11 2012 @ 10:07 AM
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what the hell is that supposed to mean? i did not comprehend your metaphor,

the post of mine you replied to, i was merely trying to say the episode paints doomsday preppers as being one end of a spectrum, black vs white the non preppers who feel there is no need to prepare for possible disaster , black vs white, my post was only trying to say there are shades of grey and that show is not doing shades of grey justice,

meaning that show ought to have pointed out that even IF a disaster doesnt occur it is better safe then sorry and you do not need to believe with certainty that something will happen just to prepare, in fact everyone should be prepared for anything they can be despite if they believe it will happen or not,

that show teaches you that you should ONLY prepare if you are certain there is something to prepare for which i disagree with,

thats all i was trying to say

so in your reply to me, what where you trying to say? i can tell you one thing, i sure as hell am not about to "let" anyone steal my wallet. :p
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posted on Feb, 11 2012 @ 10:38 AM
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There were several severly overweight....and I mean severely.....individuals on that show. Which kind of made me think that in a post apocalypitic scenario, those severely overwweight individuals would have a difficult time escaping the zombies.

The severely overweight truck driver did talk about his severely overweighted health issues.

Shoot. He might die of a heart attack before dying of a nuclear attack.



posted on Feb, 11 2012 @ 10:47 AM
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on the flip side if they have a nice hold out place and dont have to run then they can last a long long time if they run out of food,

body just burns off the fat to survive,

im very skinny but i am out of shape, i too worry about being able to outrun the zombies.



posted on Feb, 11 2012 @ 11:52 AM
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Originally posted by pryingopen3rdeyeZombies: A Living History – History - Fall TV Preview 2011 ...
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reply to post by tonycliffs
 


on the flip side if they have a nice hold out place and dont have to run then they can last a long long time if they run out of food,

body just burns off the fat to survive,

im very skinny but i am out of shape, i too worry about being able to outrun the zombies.


You'd think zombies prefer overweight people. More meat?

I learned a lot about zombies watching this documentary........

Zombies: A Living History – History - Fall TV Preview 2011 ...
Premieres: October 25, 8pm ET. Network: History. What’s It All About? Although it seems like zombies are a recent phenomenon that has grown out of comic




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