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The Top 50 Excuses For Not Prepping

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posted on May, 23 2012 @ 12:25 PM
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Ok, so i never post in this Forum, BUT, i thought this was an interesting article, so, check it out!


The following are the top 50 excuses for not prepping….

1. ”The U.S. Economy Is The Greatest Economy On The Planet – There Is No Way That It Could Ever Collapse”

2. ”Once Barack Obama Wins The Election Everything Will Be Better”

3. ”Once Mitt Romney Wins The Election Everything Will Be Better”

4. ”When Things Get Really Bad The Government Will Take Care Of Us”

5. ”When Disaster Strikes I Will Just Steal From Everyone Else That Has Been Busy Preparing”

6. ”The Rapture Will Be At Any Moment So I Don’t Have To Worry About Prepping”

7. ”The Economy Has Always Recovered After Every Recession In The Past And This Time Will Be No Different”

8. ”The People That Are Running Things Are Very Highly Educated And They Know Exactly What They Are Doing”

9. ”Wal-Mart Will Always Be There”

10. ”Our Politicians Are Watching Out For Our Best Interests”

11. ”The 2012 Apocalypse Is Almost Here And We Are All Doomed Anyway – So Why Even Try?”

12. ”Preppers Do Not Have A Positive Mental Attitude”



Check out this article to see the rest.

So, do you agree? What are your reasons for not prepping? What are your reason for prepping?




posted on May, 23 2012 @ 12:31 PM
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Out of 50 ideas, there is no mention of alien intervention.

Unbelievable.

Economy collapses and in 3 days the aliens intervene and create a one world currency, jump start the economy by giving everyone 1 million space credits and everyone is happy.

How could shtf miss that basic idea ?

Oh wait - Idea 51 (from area 51): Alien intervention.

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posted on May, 23 2012 @ 12:38 PM
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"walmart will always be there"


PFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF HAHAHAHAH



ill buy a flashlight and a water filter, maybe make myself some food packs or something.



posted on May, 23 2012 @ 12:39 PM
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They forgot to mention that American Idol might be in the finals and there's no way that anyone could even think of bringing down the US while this is happening...unless it's a 2 for 1 Big Mac Special. Now that makes sense...


Peace



posted on May, 23 2012 @ 12:47 PM
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Just some of my personal favorites. I also like the idea of the 51st reason being aliens. That was very clever.

8. ”The People That Are Running Things Are Very Highly Educated And They Know Exactly What They Are Doing”

How true, how true, but if you only knew.

11. ”The 2012 Apocalypse Is Almost Here And We Are All Doomed Anyway – So Why Even Try?”

That one took me back to the late 90s.

40. ”I’ll Just Deal With Problems As They Arrive”

Hopefully those problems that arrive will be in a dealing mood, no?

Clever article and good eye OP. Thanks for sharing. ^.^



posted on May, 23 2012 @ 12:51 PM
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As much as the doomers would like me to say... the world is going to #.

But, the world has always been going to #....

Keep prepping if that's your thing. Keep denying if that's your thing.

The reality is, that nobody will be able to foretell the apocalypse. Nobody can. Nobody will.

Not Astronomers, Astrologists, Popes, Preachers, Sadhus, Swamies, Llamas, Lords, Ladies, Pimps or Hoes.

Nobody.

Do what you do.

The worst thing that can happen is your life will end early.

Considering how you have been living... would that be so bad?

:-)



posted on May, 23 2012 @ 01:02 PM
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They need to add "Fukushima will DESTROY ALL so why bother?" The year before would have been "BP Gulf Spill and/or Corexit will DESTROY ALL so why bother?"



posted on May, 23 2012 @ 01:10 PM
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Oh Boy, another “Be Prepared, the world is going to hell in a hand basket next week” threads. And once an EMP hits, how are you going to haul off all that stuff you accumulated to your “safe spot”? You can only carry so much romin noodles in your back pack. You did take that into consideration....Right?



posted on May, 23 2012 @ 01:21 PM
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Originally posted by Propulsion
Oh Boy, another “Be Prepared, the world is going to hell in a hand basket next week” threads. And once an EMP hits, how are you going to haul off all that stuff you accumulated to your “safe spot”? You can only carry so much romin noodles in your back pack. You did take that into consideration....Right?


Title was 50 excuses for not prepping... Not once did i mention or imply that its going to hell next week. I understand though, if you dont buy into any survivalist hype, i can see why individuals like yourself are sick of these survival threads. Which is why ATS offers cool features such as OTHER forums that may interest you instead. I do think the article has valid points though... For example, lets say a major earthquake or flood or whatever happens (nothing involving prophecies, emps, nukes, zombies, etc) and your local walmart is destroyed, then what?! Its good to be prepared as best as you can for anything.



posted on May, 23 2012 @ 01:29 PM
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Reason #56: "Oh Boy, another “Be Prepared, the world is going to hell in a hand basket next week” threads."



posted on May, 23 2012 @ 04:52 PM
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I do not prep because there is not point. Maybe a few days worth of supplies, but thats it. The world isnt gonna collapse. People need to sop being so paranoid.



posted on May, 23 2012 @ 05:50 PM
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One that I hear a lot is "It is too expensive". It only took FEMA 5 days to get water to the super dome. Why would I want to be self sufficient.... My family and I are Prepped. Prepare for the worst, and hope for the best is our Motto.
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