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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: Antifa Protest Movement Danger To Preppers

August 31, 2017 Cast Iron 0
TRex2 wrote:

Cast Iron wrote:A history lesson, and interesting idea as to who might be manipulating the far-left.

How to Avoid America’s Coming Years of Lead
http://observer.com/2017/08/russia-amer … -far-left/

I have not analysed the article in its entirety, but the first half looks like he is exactly on target.

I have been warning, for some time, that the current PC movement to denounce and demonize “extremism” is a trojan horse idea, meant, ultimately, to destroy Conservative and Christian American organziations.

I always did wonder, though, how Neo-Nazi and Nazi groups came to be viewed as “far right” since the definitions of the names is far left. I am looking forward to reading and analyzing the remainder of the article, soon.

The Definition of Fascism on Wikipedia is:
Fascism /ˈfæʃɪzəm/ is a form of radical authoritarian nationalism, characterized by dictatorial power, forcible suppression of opposition, and control of industry and commerce.

The de-facto definition of Communism (from Conservapedia):
Communism is a left-wing materialistic and often violently atheistic ideology created to justify the overthrow of Capitalism, replacing free market economics and democracy with a “dictatorship of the proletariat”. Under Communism, the political system replaces the private ownership of the means of production with “collective ownership” of the economy,

Both are forcible and oppressive government control of peoples and economies.

I would be very interested in your thoughts and analysis on the article.

I would also be interested in others thoughts and analysis as well.

Statistics: Posted by Cast Iron — Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:17 pm


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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: Antifa Protest Movement Danger To Preppers

August 31, 2017 Cast Iron 0
TRex2 wrote:

Cast Iron wrote:A history lesson, and interesting idea as to who might be manipulating the far-left.

How to Avoid America’s Coming Years of Lead
http://observer.com/2017/08/russia-amer … -far-left/

I have not analysed the article in its entirety, but the first half looks like he is exactly on target.

I have been warning, for some time, that the current PC movement to denounce and demonize “extremism” is a trojan horse idea, meant, ultimately, to destroy Conservative and Christian American organziations.

I always did wonder, though, how Neo-Nazi and Nazi groups came to be viewed as “far right” since the definitions of the names is far left. I am looking forward to reading and analyzing the remainder of the article, soon.

The Definition of Fascism on Wikipedia is:
Fascism /ˈfæʃɪzəm/ is a form of radical authoritarian nationalism, characterized by dictatorial power, forcible suppression of opposition, and control of industry and commerce.

The de-facto definition of Communism (from Conservapedia):
Communism is a left-wing materialistic and often violently atheistic ideology created to justify the overthrow of Capitalism, replacing free market economics and democracy with a “dictatorship of the proletariat”. Under Communism, the political system replaces the private ownership of the means of production with “collective ownership” of the economy,

Both are forcible and oppressive government control of peoples and economies.

I would be very interested in your thoughts and analysis on the article.

I would also be interested in others thoughts and analysis as well.

Statistics: Posted by Cast Iron — Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:17 pm


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Natural Disasters • Atlantic (Hurricane Irma)

August 31, 2017 rickdun 0

Hurricane Irma has formed in the Atlantic, went from a depression to a cat-3 in a few days and is expected to reach a cat-4. Read the attached and go to the bottom right to see video from Janice Dean, Fox weather reporter. Although the video shows as a cat-2, it is now a cat-3. May hit the east coast by next weekend.

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/08/31 … erous.html

Statistics: Posted by rickdun — Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:05 pm


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Prayer Requests • Re: Update on Rebnavy

August 31, 2017 tidewaterva 0

Thank you to all for the deeply caring prayers and words of concern. Janice is aware of the prayers of Reb’s prepper friends and appreciates all of the concern and prayers. Reb’s mother is still living and is in her 90’s, but not doing well and is in hospice care. Bill and Janice had been visiting and assisting her regularly, but are no longer able. Prayers for the remaining family members are appreciated.

Statistics: Posted by tidewaterva — Thu Aug 31, 2017 5:56 pm


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Natural Disasters • Re: Gulf Coast Hurricane

August 31, 2017 daaswampman 0

Houston, DHS officials warn residents of fake agents after Harvey

[snip]

Officials issued a warning Wednesday after disturbing reports surfaced of people impersonating Homeland Security special agents and telling residents to evacuate in order to rob their homes in the wake of devastating flooding from Harvey.

The city of Houston said people should ask anyone knocking on their doors for official badges and credentials with their name and organization. The city’s statement also noted that, during Harvey relief efforts, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is not conducting immigration enforcement operations in the area.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/08/30/ho … gents.html

Statistics: Posted by daaswampman — Thu Aug 31, 2017 5:39 pm


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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: Antifa Protest Movement Danger To Preppers

August 31, 2017 TRex2 0
Cast Iron wrote:
A history lesson, and interesting idea as to who might be manipulating the far-left.

How to Avoid America’s Coming Years of Lead
http://observer.com/2017/08/russia-amer … -far-left/

I have not analysed the article in its entirety, but the first half looks like he is exactly on target.

I have been warning, for some time, that the current PC movement to denounce and demonize “extremism” is a trojan horse idea, meant, ultimately, to destroy Conservative and Christian American organziations.

I always did wonder, though, how Neo-Nazi and Nazi groups came to be viewed as “far right” since the definitions of the names is far left. I am looking forward to reading and analyzing the remainder of the article, soon.

The Definition of Fascism on Wikipedia is:
Fascism /ˈfæʃɪzəm/ is a form of radical authoritarian nationalism, characterized by dictatorial power, forcible suppression of opposition, and control of industry and commerce.

The de-facto definition of Communism (from Conservapedia):
Communism is a left-wing materialistic and often violently atheistic ideology created to justify the overthrow of Capitalism, replacing free market economics and democracy with a “dictatorship of the proletariat”. Under Communism, the political system replaces the private ownership of the means of production with “collective ownership” of the economy,

Both are forcible and oppressive government control of peoples and economies.

Statistics: Posted by TRex2 — Thu Aug 31, 2017 4:38 pm


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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: Antifa Protest Movement Danger To Preppers

August 31, 2017 TRex2 0
Cast Iron wrote:
A history lesson, and interesting idea as to who might be manipulating the far-left.

How to Avoid America’s Coming Years of Lead
http://observer.com/2017/08/russia-amer … -far-left/

I have not analysed the article in its entirety, but the first half looks like he is exactly on target.

I have been warning, for some time, that the current PC movement to denounce and demonize “extremism” is a trojan horse idea, meant, ultimately, to destroy Conservative and Christian American organziations.

I always did wonder, though, how Neo-Nazi and Nazi groups came to be viewed as “far right” since the definitions of the names is far left. I am looking forward to reading and analyzing the remainder of the article, soon.

Statistics: Posted by TRex2 — Thu Aug 31, 2017 4:38 pm


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Natural Disasters • Re: Gulf Coast Hurricane

August 31, 2017 Illini Warrior 0
anita wrote:
I know what my son is getting for Christmas, Illini! Thank you!

After Katrina, people in Bucks County, PA, where I live, and the neighboring county of Montgomery (both Philly northern suburbs) got together and adopted a town in Mississippi. They got the names of families in the towns (I think we got a letter from the family, but not sure) and individuals adopted a family. The family told us what they wanted–my family had three and nine-year-old boys, I believe. They wanted clothes (I knew the sizes), blankets, toys for the kids–I remember getting a soccer ball and football, books–and basic necessities like soap and deodorant, if I remember correctly. Since I had 4 and 14-year-old boy at the time, I sent them a lot of kids’ clothes that didn’t cost me anything as well.

They told us what stores were open in the area, and I got gift cards for WalMart, Home Depot and Outback. All the stuff got taken to Byers’ Choice (which is located in Bucks County, makes Christmas and holiday figurines) and was trucked down to Mississippi.

A group of contractors and skilled labor got together and went down and put up a day care for them, and later a food pantry.

I think that was an excellent way to help. I called Byers’ Choice the other day to see if they were doing it for Texas/Louisiana, but sadly, no. The owner who had been one of the spearheads of the Katrina effort has retired, and most of the other people who organized it have retired or passed away, so nothing is being done, to my knowledge. I’d be tempted to take it on myself, with help, but I’m moving in a month, so that’s eating my time.

I’m mentioning this because it may give someone an idea of what can be done.

might not find the WaterBobs back in stock until next year – everything in the water container category is in back orders right now … keep an eye on Cheaper Than Dirt for the WaterBobs ….

Statistics: Posted by Illini Warrior — Thu Aug 31, 2017 4:32 pm


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Natural Disasters • Re: Gulf Coast Hurricane

August 31, 2017 Illini Warrior 0
anita wrote:
I know what my son is getting for Christmas, Illini! Thank you!

After Katrina, people in Bucks County, PA, where I live, and the neighboring county of Montgomery (both Philly northern suburbs) got together and adopted a town in Mississippi. They got the names of families in the towns (I think we got a letter from the family, but not sure) and individuals adopted a family. The family told us what they wanted–my family had three and nine-year-old boys, I believe. They wanted clothes (I knew the sizes), blankets, toys for the kids–I remember getting a soccer ball and football, books–and basic necessities like soap and deodorant, if I remember correctly. Since I had 4 and 14-year-old boy at the time, I sent them a lot of kids’ clothes that didn’t cost me anything as well.

They told us what stores were open in the area, and I got gift cards for WalMart, Home Depot and Outback. All the stuff got taken to Byers’ Choice (which is located in Bucks County, makes Christmas and holiday figurines) and was trucked down to Mississippi.

A group of contractors and skilled labor got together and went down and put up a day care for them, and later a food pantry.

I think that was an excellent way to help. I called Byers’ Choice the other day to see if they were doing it for Texas/Louisiana, but sadly, no. The owner who had been one of the spearheads of the Katrina effort has retired, and most of the other people who organized it have retired or passed away, so nothing is being done, to my knowledge. I’d be tempted to take it on myself, with help, but I’m moving in a month, so that’s eating my time.

I’m mentioning this because it may give someone an idea of what can be done.

might not find the WaterBobs back in stock until next year – everything in the water container category is in back orders right now … keep an eye on Cheaper Than Dirt for the WaterBobs ….

Statistics: Posted by Illini Warrior — Thu Aug 31, 2017 4:32 pm


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Natural Disasters • Re: Gulf Coast Hurricane

August 31, 2017 rickdun 0

There is another tropical depression forming in the Gulf of Mexico but they say this one will miss the Texas coast line and is expected to go further east.

Also, in the Atlantic hurricane Irma is now a cat-2 and is expected to be a cat-4 by Sunday or Monday. The weather channel has two tracks, one will be the east coast (Florida up the coast) or will track further south of Florida and into the Gulf of Mexico. Either course is not good for a cat-4. It is also possible that it could be a cat-5 according to the weather channel.

Everyone on the southern east coast and the Gulf of Mexico should keep a close eye on this one too.

Statistics: Posted by rickdun — Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:37 pm


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Natural Disasters • Re: Gulf Coast Hurricane

August 31, 2017 rickdun 0

There is another tropical depression forming in the Gulf of Mexico but they say this one will miss the Texas coast line and is expected to go further east.

Also, in the Atlantic hurricane Irma is now a cat-2 and is expected to be a cat-4 by Sunday or Monday. The weather channel has two tracks, one will be the east coast (Florida up the coast) or will track further south of Florida and into the Gulf of Mexico. Either course is not good for a cat-4. It is also possible that it could be a cat-5 according to the weather channel.

Everyone on the southern east coast and the Gulf of Mexico should keep a close eye on this one too.

Statistics: Posted by rickdun — Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:37 pm


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Prepper Fiction • Re: The Fall

August 31, 2017 Cast Iron 0

Dear readers,

I apologize for not posting as of late.
Once the farm spun up, things got very busy.
Currently, I am on goat kidding watch. With luck, I will have at least five new additions to the heard by the end of Labor Day (the irony of the name is epic). But some are looking like they could twin. We will see.

Regardless, I have not forgotten my duties to you, dear reader. I do have more to post. I just have to fit it in between work, hay, goats, and the rest. Winter is so much a better time to write. Most of the time, when I am done moving the livestock/hay/firewood/etc, all I want to do is sit and have a nice glass of Pinot Noir while listening to Dino (Dean Martin).

Thank you for your consideration.

v/r
CI

Statistics: Posted by Cast Iron — Thu Aug 31, 2017 12:39 pm


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Prepper Fiction • Re: The Fall

August 31, 2017 Cast Iron 0

Dear readers,

I apologize for not posting as of late.
Once the farm spun up, things got very busy.
Currently, I am on goat kidding watch. With luck, I will have at least five new additions to the heard by the end of Labor Day (the irony of the name is epic). But some are looking like they could twin. We will see.

Regardless, I have not forgotten my duties to you, dear reader. I do have more to post. I just have to fit it in between work, hay, goats, and the rest. Winter is so much a better time to write. Most of the time, when I am done moving the livestock/hay/firewood/etc, all I want to do is sit and have a nice glass of Pinot Noir while listening to Dino (Dean Martin).

Thank you for your consideration.

v/r
CI

Statistics: Posted by Cast Iron — Thu Aug 31, 2017 12:39 pm


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A.N.T.S. • Re: All the Fluff

August 31, 2017 Cast Iron 0

Cadit,
I get what you are saying.

However, from all my experiences with the military, the government, other countries military and government, the recent election, I no longer believe in the idea of a cabal of old, white men, in overstuffed leather chairs are controlling the direction of the world. Nor do I think there is a NWO.

There are only two groups that could possibly have that kind of discipline, attention to detail, and ability to carry out such a plan:
1) The Cylons
2) The United States Marine Corps

The former are currently being constructed by various AI R&D facilities, be it the DoD, or private companies.
Skynet may happen sooner than we think.

The latter are prohibited by law from taking such steps . . . but can you imagine what we could do if those laws did not exist?
Could be awesome.
Could be terrifying.
Who is to say.

Statistics: Posted by Cast Iron — Thu Aug 31, 2017 12:28 pm


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A.N.T.S. • Re: All the Fluff

August 31, 2017 Cast Iron 0

Cadit,
I get what you are saying.

However, from all my experiences with the military, the government, other countries military and government, the recent election, I no longer believe in the idea of a cabal of old, white men, in overstuffed leather chairs are controlling the direction of the world. Nor do I think there is a NWO.

There are only two groups that could possibly have that kind of discipline, attention to detail, and ability to carry out such a plan:
1) The Cylons
2) The United States Marine Corps

The former are currently being constructed by various AI R&D facilities, be it the DoD, or private companies.
Skynet may happen sooner than we think.

The latter are prohibited by law from taking such steps . . . but can you imagine what we could do if those laws did not exist?
Could be awesome.
Could be terrifying.
Who is to say.

Statistics: Posted by Cast Iron — Thu Aug 31, 2017 12:28 pm


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Washington Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Its a mistake….

August 31, 2017 Cast Iron 0

Idahobeef, first and foremost I have to inform you, your thread title immediately brought the Australian 80s rock band Men At Work and their song “It’s a Mistake” to mind.

I am singing it now in my head.
Damn you.

Continuing on, in your predicament, can you use what you have on hand to turn all those people into assets vs liabilities?

For example, hey, I have all this food. I need you to help me do X.
X can be anything from standing watch for 4 hours in the dead of night, to weeding the gardens, cutting firewood, etc.

Statistics: Posted by Cast Iron — Thu Aug 31, 2017 12:02 pm


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Washington Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Its a mistake….

August 31, 2017 Cast Iron 0

Idahobeef, first and foremost I have to inform you, your thread title immediately brought the Australian 80s rock band Men At Work and their song “It’s a Mistake” to mind.

I am singing it now in my head.
Damn you.

Continuing on, in your predicament, can you use what you have on hand to turn all those people into assets vs liabilities?

For example, hey, I have all this food. I need you to help me do X.
X can be anything from standing watch for 4 hours in the dead of night, to weeding the gardens, cutting firewood, etc.

Statistics: Posted by Cast Iron — Thu Aug 31, 2017 12:02 pm


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Washington Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Militarization of the Hamptons

August 31, 2017 Cast Iron 0

I have family (by marriage) who have houses in the Hamptons.

There are two worlds there:
The rich, elite.
And their servants or support staff (house keepers, the nanny, their chauffeurs, landscappers etc.) aka “The Help.”

Two worlds that only touch superficially.

If these security forces have any clue, at the onset of a SHTF event, they would likely beat feet and leave these soft handed, 1% to their own fate.

Statistics: Posted by Cast Iron — Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:53 am


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Washington Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Militarization of the Hamptons

August 31, 2017 Cast Iron 0

I have family (by marriage) who have houses in the Hamptons.

There are two worlds there:
The rich, elite.
And their servants or support staff (house keepers, the nanny, their chauffeurs, landscappers etc.) aka “The Help.”

Two worlds that only touch superficially.

If these security forces have any clue, at the onset of a SHTF event, they would likely beat feet and leave these soft handed, 1% to their own fate.

Statistics: Posted by Cast Iron — Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:53 am


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A.N.T.S. • Re: The Fun Stuff

August 31, 2017 Cast Iron 0
IceFire wrote:

Photon Guy wrote:

IceFire wrote:Yes, I mean other types of art, such as drawing, painting, etc. I also do “theater arts” (acting) and costuming…which can be considered yet another type of art.

Wow. I used to be into drawing and painting too. My mom was really big into art and was a graphic designer by profession. Its just that its very time consuming and you need lots of stuff. I’ve also got a small guitar collection and I’ve taken some lessons but I’ve never become proficient with the guitar. Costuming is fun and I sometimes do that and acting is fascinating too. Interestingly, much of this stuff, art, painting, and particularly theater arts such as acting is generally very liberal stuff. This forum is the kind of forum that mostly conservatives would post on I would think. So, we’re discussing activities that are generally liberal on a forum that is generally conservative.

Hate to dash your preconceptions, but politics has NOTHING to do with it. Art, music, theater, etc. can (and DO) cross political boundaries. The bunch that I perform with, in fact are mostly all either conservative or Independents. VERY few libs in my little corner of the world.

Generally, but not always, I lean conservative.

However, back in the day, in another life, I was a regular at the local theater scene, and provided logistical support build sets for many productions.

That is one part of my former life I occasionally miss.

Statistics: Posted by Cast Iron — Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:45 am


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A.N.T.S. • Re: The Fun Stuff

August 31, 2017 Cast Iron 0
IceFire wrote:

Photon Guy wrote:

IceFire wrote:Yes, I mean other types of art, such as drawing, painting, etc. I also do “theater arts” (acting) and costuming…which can be considered yet another type of art.

Wow. I used to be into drawing and painting too. My mom was really big into art and was a graphic designer by profession. Its just that its very time consuming and you need lots of stuff. I’ve also got a small guitar collection and I’ve taken some lessons but I’ve never become proficient with the guitar. Costuming is fun and I sometimes do that and acting is fascinating too. Interestingly, much of this stuff, art, painting, and particularly theater arts such as acting is generally very liberal stuff. This forum is the kind of forum that mostly conservatives would post on I would think. So, we’re discussing activities that are generally liberal on a forum that is generally conservative.

Hate to dash your preconceptions, but politics has NOTHING to do with it. Art, music, theater, etc. can (and DO) cross political boundaries. The bunch that I perform with, in fact are mostly all either conservative or Independents. VERY few libs in my little corner of the world.

Generally, but not always, I lean conservative.

However, back in the day, in another life, I was a regular at the local theater scene, and provided logistical support build sets for many productions.

That is one part of my former life I occasionally miss.

Statistics: Posted by Cast Iron — Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:45 am


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Natural Disasters • Re: Gulf Coast Hurricane

August 31, 2017 anita 0
ajax727 wrote:
Anita your son had a good leader you , you did an excellent job on getting him prepared . — snip —

Thanks. He was moderately prepared. Had stocked up on water and food. I told him to get a flashlight, batteries and headlamps. Who knows if he did or not.

As the water was rising he was getting a constant stream of texts. Fill the tub. Fill containers with water and get them in the freezer. Put all the water bottles in the refrig. Fill containers with water. Find the pepper spray and take it out with you when you leave the apartment. Wash the clothes. Wash the dishes. Boil water if you use it. And on and on.

Finally he told me to stop texting so he could get things done.

I don’t think he’s ever going to think what I do to be self-sufficient and prepared is ridiculous again.

Statistics: Posted by anita — Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:45 am


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Natural Disasters • Re: Gulf Coast Hurricane

August 31, 2017 anita 0
ajax727 wrote:
Anita your son had a good leader you , you did an excellent job on getting him prepared . — snip —

Thanks. He was moderately prepared. Had stocked up on water and food. I told him to get a flashlight, batteries and headlamps. Who knows if he did or not.

As the water was rising he was getting a constant stream of texts. Fill the tub. Fill containers with water and get them in the freezer. Put all the water bottles in the refrig. Fill containers with water. Find the pepper spray and take it out with you when you leave the apartment. Wash the clothes. Wash the dishes. Boil water if you use it. And on and on.

Finally he told me to stop texting so he could get things done.

I don’t think he’s ever going to think what I do to be self-sufficient and prepared is ridiculous again.

Statistics: Posted by anita — Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:45 am


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A.N.T.S. • Re: The Fun Stuff

August 31, 2017 Cast Iron 0

As others have mentioned, cards, board games (BUT NOT AXIS AND ALLIES! For some reason, THAT game seems to always bring out the worst in people), dice games, role playing games (funny thought, there are a number of role playing games that involve a post-SHTF/zombie apocalypse like world, imagine in a post-SHTF world, a role playing game about the pre-SHTF world), books, music (my wife has a lovely singing voice).
I think storytelling could become a favored past time, a room full of people, gathered around a fire, sipping a beverage of choice, while the snow outside falls gently, as a old man tells a story of men of might doing battle against forces of darkness.

Statistics: Posted by Cast Iron — Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:40 am


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A.N.T.S. • Re: The Fun Stuff

August 31, 2017 Cast Iron 0

As others have mentioned, cards, board games (BUT NOT AXIS AND ALLIES! For some reason, THAT game seems to always bring out the worst in people), dice games, role playing games (funny thought, there are a number of role playing games that involve a post-SHTF/zombie apocalypse like world, imagine in a post-SHTF world, a role playing game about the pre-SHTF world), books, music (my wife has a lovely singing voice).
I think storytelling could become a favored past time, a room full of people, gathered around a fire, sipping a beverage of choice, while the snow outside falls gently, as a old man tells a story of men of might doing battle against forces of darkness.

Statistics: Posted by Cast Iron — Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:40 am


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Natural Disasters • Re: Gulf Coast Hurricane

August 31, 2017 anita 0

I know what my son is getting for Christmas, Illini! Thank you!

After Katrina, people in Bucks County, PA, where I live, and the neighboring county of Montgomery (both Philly northern suburbs) got together and adopted a town in Mississippi. They got the names of families in the towns (I think we got a letter from the family, but not sure) and individuals adopted a family. The family told us what they wanted–my family had three and nine-year-old boys, I believe. They wanted clothes (I knew the sizes), blankets, toys for the kids–I remember getting a soccer ball and football, books–and basic necessities like soap and deodorant, if I remember correctly. Since I had 4 and 14-year-old boy at the time, I sent them a lot of kids’ clothes that didn’t cost me anything as well.

They told us what stores were open in the area, and I got gift cards for WalMart, Home Depot and Outback. All the stuff got taken to Byers’ Choice (which is located in Bucks County, makes Christmas and holiday figurines) and was trucked down to Mississippi.

A group of contractors and skilled labor got together and went down and put up a day care for them, and later a food pantry.

I think that was an excellent way to help. I called Byers’ Choice the other day to see if they were doing it for Texas/Louisiana, but sadly, no. The owner who had been one of the spearheads of the Katrina effort has retired, and most of the other people who organized it have retired or passed away, so nothing is being done, to my knowledge. I’d be tempted to take it on myself, with help, but I’m moving in a month, so that’s eating my time.

I’m mentioning this because it may give someone an idea of what can be done.

Statistics: Posted by anita — Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:35 am


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Natural Disasters • Re: Gulf Coast Hurricane

August 31, 2017 anita 0

I know what my son is getting for Christmas, Illini! Thank you!

After Katrina, people in Bucks County, PA, where I live, and the neighboring county of Montgomery (both Philly northern suburbs) got together and adopted a town in Mississippi. They got the names of families in the towns (I think we got a letter from the family, but not sure) and individuals adopted a family. The family told us what they wanted–my family had three and nine-year-old boys, I believe. They wanted clothes (I knew the sizes), blankets, toys for the kids–I remember getting a soccer ball and football, books–and basic necessities like soap and deodorant, if I remember correctly. Since I had 4 and 14-year-old boy at the time, I sent them a lot of kids’ clothes that didn’t cost me anything as well.

They told us what stores were open in the area, and I got gift cards for WalMart, Home Depot and Outback. All the stuff got taken to Byers’ Choice (which is located in Bucks County, makes Christmas and holiday figurines) and was trucked down to Mississippi.

A group of contractors and skilled labor got together and went down and put up a day care for them, and later a food pantry.

I think that was an excellent way to help. I called Byers’ Choice the other day to see if they were doing it for Texas/Louisiana, but sadly, no. The owner who had been one of the spearheads of the Katrina effort has retired, and most of the other people who organized it have retired or passed away, so nothing is being done, to my knowledge. I’d be tempted to take it on myself, with help, but I’m moving in a month, so that’s eating my time.

I’m mentioning this because it may give someone an idea of what can be done.

Statistics: Posted by anita — Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:35 am


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Washington Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Militarization of the Hamptons

August 31, 2017 Illini Warrior 0
Blondie wrote:
I’m wondering if what they’re seeing in part isn’t Blackwarer aka Academi. They have branched into private security. Get the Sheriff or local PD to swear you in for an event and you can be force du jour as needed.

Handyman, Erik Prince’s sister is Betsy DeVoss. What a dang coincidence. ;)

more like more sophisticated personal bodyguard types from the FED agencies and major city detective departments – these guys are dressing commando for show in the picture – everyday work attire you couldn’t spot them – thug behavior and manners wouldn’t cut it around that area …

Statistics: Posted by Illini Warrior — Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:32 am


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Washington Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Militarization of the Hamptons

August 31, 2017 Illini Warrior 0
Blondie wrote:
I’m wondering if what they’re seeing in part isn’t Blackwarer aka Academi. They have branched into private security. Get the Sheriff or local PD to swear you in for an event and you can be force du jour as needed.

Handyman, Erik Prince’s sister is Betsy DeVoss. What a dang coincidence. ;)

more like more sophisticated personal bodyguard types from the FED agencies and major city detective departments – these guys are dressing commando for show in the picture – everyday work attire you couldn’t spot them – thug behavior and manners wouldn’t cut it around that area …

Statistics: Posted by Illini Warrior — Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:32 am


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Guns • Re: Where I learn to shoot

August 31, 2017 Cast Iron 0
Photon Guy wrote:
To all Front Sight members as you know Nash likes to send lots of email about promotions all too often asking you to join the most new, latest, and greatest level of membership. Right now there is plans to build a resort on the Front Sight property in Pahrump NV and some of the e-mails have been about purchasing the use of the condos that would be built on the resort. The latest email that I’ve seen is about joining the Champions Club. So has anybody joined the Champions Club or purchased use of the villas that they’re planning on building? Im wondering if a villa on Front Sight would make a good BOL however from what I know you only get use of the villa during certain times and you can’t just go on in anytime. You don’t get a deed or anything so you’re not free to use it whenever you want.

As someone who has spent some time in a rather hot, dry, arid part of the world, a lovely little vacationing spot called Afghanistan, I would question the feasibility of Front Sights location for long term survival.

Yes. It can be done.

But take away all the modern conveniences, would Front Sight’s location be able to sustain a number of people for a prolong period of time?

I do not know, I am asking.

Statistics: Posted by Cast Iron — Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:28 am


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Guns • Re: Where I learn to shoot

August 31, 2017 Cast Iron 0
Photon Guy wrote:
To all Front Sight members as you know Nash likes to send lots of email about promotions all too often asking you to join the most new, latest, and greatest level of membership. Right now there is plans to build a resort on the Front Sight property in Pahrump NV and some of the e-mails have been about purchasing the use of the condos that would be built on the resort. The latest email that I’ve seen is about joining the Champions Club. So has anybody joined the Champions Club or purchased use of the villas that they’re planning on building? Im wondering if a villa on Front Sight would make a good BOL however from what I know you only get use of the villa during certain times and you can’t just go on in anytime. You don’t get a deed or anything so you’re not free to use it whenever you want.

As someone who has spent some time in a rather hot, dry, arid part of the world, a lovely little vacationing spot called Afghanistan, I would question the feasibility of Front Sights location for long term survival.

Yes. It can be done.

But take away all the modern conveniences, would Front Sight’s location be able to sustain a number of people for a prolong period of time?

I do not know, I am asking.

Statistics: Posted by Cast Iron — Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:28 am


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Natural Disasters • Re: Gulf Coast Hurricane

August 31, 2017 Illini Warrior 0
anita wrote:
I was going to suggest Charity Navigator as well. And I also gave to Samaritan’s Purse.

There are plenty of faux police charitable groups, so they should be checked out as well.

The reality about this storm is that it was expected to be a Cat 1 until 24 or 36 hours before it made landfall. Those in Houston were told to stay put so that the masses weren’t on the highway when the storm hit, causing much greater loss of life. Hindsight is always 20-20, and you can now say that those who didn’t leave were foolish, but at least in Houston they were doing as told.

As I mentioned, my son is in Houston, his girlfriend just started a PhD program and they moved there a month ago. Great intro to the city!

They are on the second level of their apartment building, never lost power or water, although they almost did. Yes they are rather stuck there at the moment, but his girlfriend’s program is supposed to start up again on Monday. If they had left, they wouldn’t be able to get back. They did as they were told, and they are fine. A grocery is open near them, at least. Their biggest problem at the moment is lack of internet. Since my son works remotely, he can’t work, but he’s found a location with internet and will get back to work tomorrow.

They stocked enough food and water for at least a week and filled the bathtub and everything else they had with water when they thought they were going to lose it, but I’m sure that they are relieved that the grocery reopened (no produce and had just run out of water again right before they got there yesterday .)

The apartment complex was great, kept them apprised as to problems (when they were considering cutting water and power, for instance) and offered any vacant apartments to those on the first floor so that they could get their stuff higher in case it did flood.

So, before you paint the people of Houston with a broad brush, know that many of the people who stayed did exactly what they were told, and the mayor was making his best guess as to what to do.

I, for one, am impressed at how much better Houston is handling this, compared to New Orleans after Katrina. Granted, NO isn’t much of a city compared to Houston, but there is a big difference in mindset about taking care of yourself and helping others, rather than waiting for some government entity to take care of you.

this hurricane SHTF is the perfect example of the necessity of not only having water stocked – but also “the last minute” preps for adding additional water resources – a WaterBob for an apartment prepper is about as mandatory as it comes – 100 gallons of potable water sealed and ready to go when needed …. the 5 gallon collapsible poly jugs are a smaller version of the WaterBob – almost flat when collapsed and stores in all those apartment wasted space cubbyholes ….

Statistics: Posted by Illini Warrior — Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:13 am


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Natural Disasters • Re: Gulf Coast Hurricane

August 31, 2017 Illini Warrior 0
anita wrote:
I was going to suggest Charity Navigator as well. And I also gave to Samaritan’s Purse.

There are plenty of faux police charitable groups, so they should be checked out as well.

The reality about this storm is that it was expected to be a Cat 1 until 24 or 36 hours before it made landfall. Those in Houston were told to stay put so that the masses weren’t on the highway when the storm hit, causing much greater loss of life. Hindsight is always 20-20, and you can now say that those who didn’t leave were foolish, but at least in Houston they were doing as told.

As I mentioned, my son is in Houston, his girlfriend just started a PhD program and they moved there a month ago. Great intro to the city!

They are on the second level of their apartment building, never lost power or water, although they almost did. Yes they are rather stuck there at the moment, but his girlfriend’s program is supposed to start up again on Monday. If they had left, they wouldn’t be able to get back. They did as they were told, and they are fine. A grocery is open near them, at least. Their biggest problem at the moment is lack of internet. Since my son works remotely, he can’t work, but he’s found a location with internet and will get back to work tomorrow.

They stocked enough food and water for at least a week and filled the bathtub and everything else they had with water when they thought they were going to lose it, but I’m sure that they are relieved that the grocery reopened (no produce and had just run out of water again right before they got there yesterday .)

The apartment complex was great, kept them apprised as to problems (when they were considering cutting water and power, for instance) and offered any vacant apartments to those on the first floor so that they could get their stuff higher in case it did flood.

So, before you paint the people of Houston with a broad brush, know that many of the people who stayed did exactly what they were told, and the mayor was making his best guess as to what to do.

I, for one, am impressed at how much better Houston is handling this, compared to New Orleans after Katrina. Granted, NO isn’t much of a city compared to Houston, but there is a big difference in mindset about taking care of yourself and helping others, rather than waiting for some government entity to take care of you.

this hurricane SHTF is the perfect example of the necessity of not only having water stocked – but also “the last minute” preps for adding additional water resources – a WaterBob for an apartment prepper is about as mandatory as it comes – 100 gallons of potable water sealed and ready to go when needed …. the 5 gallon collapsible poly jugs are a smaller version of the WaterBob – almost flat when collapsed and stores in all those apartment wasted space cubbyholes ….

Statistics: Posted by Illini Warrior — Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:13 am


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Washington Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Militarization of the Hamptons

August 31, 2017 Illini Warrior 0

The Hamptons are one of the elite retreat areas to keep an eye on when a SHTF is on the pending edge – the powerbrokers and celebs will be vacating NYC in droves – if they can’t jet out to parts unknown they’ll head to their weekend place by car, train and even helicopter ….

if you know anyone that has any kind of connections around The Hamptons or those exit routes out of the city – have them jingle you with any unusually heavy elite traffic ….

Statistics: Posted by Illini Warrior — Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:00 am


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Washington Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Militarization of the Hamptons

August 31, 2017 Illini Warrior 0

The Hamptons are one of the elite retreat areas to keep an eye on when a SHTF is on the pending edge – the powerbrokers and celebs will be vacating NYC in droves – if they can’t jet out to parts unknown they’ll head to their weekend place by car, train and even helicopter ….

if you know anyone that has any kind of connections around The Hamptons or those exit routes out of the city – have them jingle you with any unusually heavy elite traffic ….

Statistics: Posted by Illini Warrior — Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:00 am