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A.N.T.S. • Re: Social Media is Wonderful and Cell Phones Too

May 16, 2017 Blondie 0

My experience is that gas stations did not stay open. The pumps had no power. People stood next to their cars on the interstate. City water pumps were down, too. No water at home other than the hot water tank.

A few convenience stores stayed open initially but closed within a few hours. No power= no security cameras. Shelves were picked clean for water/ice. It was August.

My hard wired home phone worked. I called a friend who lived outside the affected area for updates.

We have a written plan to follow. I’m not on twitter or fb anyway.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Tue May 16, 2017 5:39 pm


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A.N.T.S. • Re: Social Media is Wonderful and Cell Phones Too

May 16, 2017 Blondie 0

My experience is that gas stations did not stay open. The pumps had no power. People stood next to their cars on the interstate. City water pumps were down, too. No water at home other than the hot water tank.

A few convenience stores stayed open initially but closed within a few hours. No power= no security cameras. Shelves were picked clean for water/ice. It was August.

My hard wired home phone worked. I called a friend who lived outside the affected area for updates.

We have a written plan to follow. I’m not on twitter or fb anyway.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Tue May 16, 2017 5:39 pm


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A.N.T.S. • Re: They know Who You Are

May 16, 2017 Blondie 0

Ya’ll are way higher on that list than I’ll ever be. :p

I looked at my new place on Google Earth, nothing but a bunch of trees.

My cell phone is 9 yrs old. I can still call & txt. Most days.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Tue May 16, 2017 10:56 am


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A.N.T.S. • Re: What Do You Expect To Achieve in a GDS

May 13, 2017 Blondie 0

After a storm, you know the cause and could estimate a response time. More or less.

When the grid went out in 2003, I was working at my desk in a high rise building in a major city. Hot day, power went out. Computers went down, cell phones jammed. My desk phone worked.

A few minutes went by and I looked out to see all the traffic lights were out. Traffic started to jam. The girl who answered our office calls said “Blondie, someone just called from your neck of the woods, their power is out, too”. I lived 2 counties away with a different power company.

So within 30 minutes I knew this was a major wtf. It was a situation when you don’t know the cause nor the scope – you can’t estimate a response.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Sat May 13, 2017 7:27 am


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A.N.T.S. • Re: What Do You Expect To Achieve in a GDS

May 13, 2017 Blondie 0

After a storm, you know the cause and could estimate a response time. More or less.

When the grid went out in 2003, I was working at my desk in a high rise building in a major city. Hot day, power went out. Computers went down, cell phones jammed. My desk phone worked.

A few minutes went by and I looked out to see all the traffic lights were out. Traffic started to jam. The girl who answered our office calls said “Blondie, someone just called from your neck of the woods, their power is out, too”. I lived 2 counties away with a different power company.

So within 30 minutes I knew this was a major wtf. It was a situation when you don’t know the cause nor the scope – you can’t estimate a response.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Sat May 13, 2017 7:27 am


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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: Is this the end?

May 2, 2017 Blondie 0
rebnavy1862 wrote:
wonder: What happens when you are with your wife and you run into an old girlfriend in the afterlife?

Reb
Never cuddled up in a fox hole with other men like some marines I know :whistling:

Menage et Trois? Sorry Reb, couldn’t help myself :p

I’ve cuddled with a Marine, never got cold-never felt afraid. ;)

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Mon May 01, 2017 8:24 pm


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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: Is this the end?

May 2, 2017 Blondie 0
rebnavy1862 wrote:
wonder: What happens when you are with your wife and you run into an old girlfriend in the afterlife?

Reb
Never cuddled up in a fox hole with other men like some marines I know :whistling:

Menage et Trois? Sorry Reb, couldn’t help myself :p

I’ve cuddled with a Marine, never got cold-never felt afraid. ;)

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Mon May 01, 2017 8:24 pm


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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: Is this the end?

April 29, 2017 Blondie 0
rickdun wrote:
Have you heard anything from RayMac, seems he dropped off the end of the earth or maybe he went off grid.

I pm’d Ray a few days ago and haven’t heard back. Last I knew he said they wanted to find property and move. It’s a seller’s market here, not much available and if it’s priced well, it’s moving.

OAR, weather has been kwappy here, too. We’ll be getting your rain later tonight. Has put me behind in working on the new property.

As far as a US response to NK in the next few days, I would say it’s not likely only because Congress signed yet another 1 week Continuing Resolution. Basically, there’s no money this week to start WW III.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Sat Apr 29, 2017 12:30 pm


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A.N.T.S. • Re: Power outage

April 21, 2017 Blondie 0
founderant wrote:
There were power outages in SF today and some people freaked out. Now imagine that happening nationwide.

NYC, LA and SF.

ZH has an article about Operation Gotham Shield 2017. Daily Sheeple has an article but I’m not aware if that is a reliable source.

In 2003, The Great Northest Blackout from Toronto to Detroit was blamed on a squirrel.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:26 pm


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A.N.T.S. • Re: Power outage

April 21, 2017 Blondie 0
founderant wrote:
There were power outages in SF today and some people freaked out. Now imagine that happening nationwide.

NYC, LA and SF.

ZH has an article about Operation Gotham Shield 2017. Daily Sheeple has an article but I’m not aware if that is a reliable source.

In 2003, The Great Northest Blackout from Toronto to Detroit was blamed on a squirrel.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:26 pm


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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: 3 dead–Here we go again…Another sanctuary state attac

April 19, 2017 Blondie 0
BK in KC wrote:
His name is Kori Ali Muhammad and he was yelling “Alahu Akbar”. I guess we’ll never know his true motivation. :rolleyes:

Yell whatever you want when you pull the trigger. Spend time livin & workin in da hood. They’s a lot of folks who are jailhouse converts to Islam. It helps to get paroled. Means nothing more to them than that.

The local Imam said dude was not a member of his mosque and the FBI isn’t treating this as terrorism.

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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: 3 dead–Here we go again…Another sanctuary state attac

April 19, 2017 Blondie 0
BK in KC wrote:
His name is Kori Ali Muhammad and he was yelling “Alahu Akbar”. I guess we’ll never know his true motivation. :rolleyes:

Yell whatever you want when you pull the trigger. Spend time livin & workin in da hood. They’s a lot of folks who are jailhouse converts to Islam. It helps to get paroled. Means nothing more to them than that.

The local Imam said dude was not a member of his mosque and the FBI isn’t treating this as terrorism.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:05 pm


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General Discussion • Re: To serve and protect…but for whom?

April 18, 2017 Blondie 0

I’ve been 2 of your 3.

I worked with guys shoulder to shoulder I would have sworn to you were Ba!!s To the Walls guys. Only to see them turn into the biggest crying, suck snot sissies when a situation went terribly wrong. One guy even cried tears and asked me to drive him home, which I did.

The better question is, who or what am I protecting? People looting & robbing a store blind? Shopkeepers have insurance. Am I going to spend an hour cuddling a Snowflake and driving them to a safe zone after a micro agression?

Don’t get me wrong, I volunteered my time during the aftermath of Katrina to help out LEO”s who stayed. My view of society has drastically changed. Most people you encounter as as LEO now don’t need help. They need an intervention.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:13 pm


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General Discussion • Re: To serve and protect…but for whom?

April 18, 2017 Blondie 0

I’ve been 2 of your 3.

I worked with guys shoulder to shoulder I would have sworn to you were Ba!!s To the Walls guys. Only to see them turn into the biggest crying, suck snot sissies when a situation went terribly wrong. One guy even cried tears and asked me to drive him home, which I did.

The better question is, who or what am I protecting? People looting & robbing a store blind? Shopkeepers have insurance. Am I going to spend an hour cuddling a Snowflake and driving them to a safe zone after a micro agression?

Don’t get me wrong, I volunteered my time during the aftermath of Katrina to help out LEO”s who stayed. My view of society has drastically changed. Most people you encounter as as LEO now don’t need help. They need an intervention.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:13 pm


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Guns • Re: Handgun recommendation requested

April 11, 2017 Blondie 0

Try out a few handguns at a local range before deciding. Also consider how you’ll carry, on your person or in a handbag. It’s an investment.

.22 doesn’t have a lot of stopping power, JMHO.

Welcome back from Zambia :p

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:52 pm


General Homesteading Topics • Re: Agrihoods/Agriburbia

April 9, 2017 Blondie 0

In the suburb of 40,000 that I used to live in a developer bought up land behind a shopping center to build a walkable community.

The quaint idea of walking to the grocery, Starbucks, etc. Keeping green and all that. The homes were so pricey that it took 2 incomes and no woman working 40+ hrs a week and 3 littles ones is going to walk to the grocery to lug home 12 bags on Saturday. That said, can they come home to plant, weed, take care of aimals, tend bees, etc?

My kids while out on their own can land back with me at any time so I keep that in mind.

ITA, not much on the market here, either. I decided to buy a parcel and build something modest. In over my head, for sure but why not?

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Sun Apr 09, 2017 6:17 pm


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General Homesteading Topics • Re: Agrihoods/Agriburbia

April 9, 2017 Blondie 0

In the suburb of 40,000 that I used to live in a developer bought up land behind a shopping center to build a walkable community.

The quaint idea of walking to the grocery, Starbucks, etc. Keeping green and all that. The homes were so pricey that it took 2 incomes and no woman working 40+ hrs a week and 3 littles ones is going to walk to the grocery to lug home 12 bags on Saturday. That said, can they come home to plant, weed, take care of aimals, tend bees, etc?

My kids while out on their own can land back with me at any time so I keep that in mind.

ITA, not much on the market here, either. I decided to buy a parcel and build something modest. In over my head, for sure but why not?

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Sun Apr 09, 2017 6:17 pm


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Louisiana Discussion, News and Weather • Re: The big one is coming!

April 8, 2017 Blondie 0
AuntBee wrote:
There have been reports that some migrants are bringing diptheria, mumps, and other diseases that were cured in the Western world. Is it possible a mutation could result from those new/old diseases? Or is it most likely to be flu? I notice the drug stores are overflowing with OTC cold remedies lately. And posters all over the place inviting everybody to get a flu shot

Aunt Bee
Not a CNN fan

You’re Back!

It brings tears to my eyes!!!! :'(

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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • 60 Tomahawk Missiles Later….

April 7, 2017 Blondie 0

Please help me understand this?

Everything I read today said the recent chemical attack in Syria was a staged false flag event. DJT is not a dumb man. Neither is Mattis so I don’t think they are fools going into this.

Are they playing McCain?

Thoughts while I go rinse out my potty mouth.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Thu Apr 06, 2017 10:46 pm


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Construction Cornerstone • Re: Hide in plain sight OR Wall around home

April 4, 2017 Blondie 0

In total agreement with Ice Fire’s comments, who owns the “woods”? And what if some 12 yr old rabbit hunting sets off your “traps”? If it’s well concealed underground, why the need for booby traps?

Then thers’s logistics. If your stash is burried more than a few hundred feet away, how are you going to haul your items back home…..or wherever you’re headed without being seen? And robbed.

Up here you’ll contend with a good foot or two in snowcover several months of the year.

When building your fortress, make sure it’s to code. You’re keeping out firefighting equipment, EMS/ambulance as well as the bad guys. As Illini said, the cops will think you’re cooking meth.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Tue Apr 04, 2017 1:26 pm


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Economic Disasters • Re: Correction?

March 28, 2017 Blondie 0

When you see Tony Robbins with a new book out on making $ in real estate, the house flipping shows on HGTV multiplying like mushrooms in the dark…..you have the makings of your next housing disaster.

They say people have short memories.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:10 am


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Economic Disasters • Re: Correction?

March 27, 2017 Blondie 0

When the hacks at CNBC bring out Grandpa Buffett to assure Americans “all is well” then the correction is here.

That will be 2′-3 weeks before Cramer screams “total capitulation, sell now”.

After he’s sold and gone into hiding.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:37 am


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General Family Preparedness • Re: Lied like a rug to neighbors

March 26, 2017 Blondie 0
rickdun wrote:
Tidewaterva, your’re 100% correct and I was wrong.

I googled it and it says, a lying tongue, along with other definitions. Guess I was definitely wrong, but I’ll lie and deny when it comes to protecting my belongings.

You lie, I’ll back you up. :D

Actually you are correct according to Jewish law. The phrase “bearing false witness” is meant as giving false testimony. Perjury. The term was later expanded by various teachings to include plain old lies.

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General Family Preparedness • Re: Lied like a rug to neighbors

March 26, 2017 Blondie 0
rickdun wrote:
Tidewaterva, your’re 100% correct and I was wrong.

I googled it and it says, a lying tongue, along with other definitions. Guess I was definitely wrong, but I’ll lie and deny when it comes to protecting my belongings.

You lie, I’ll back you up. :D

Actually you are correct according to Jewish law. The phrase “bearing false witness” is meant as giving false testimony. Perjury. The term was later expanded by various teachings to include plain old lies.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Sat Mar 25, 2017 7:48 pm


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General Family Preparedness • Re: Lied like a rug to neighbors

March 25, 2017 Blondie 0

Did no one consider going to a hotel for a couple of days?

Heated room w/dorm fridge & microwave would be preferable to sleeping on the kitchen floor and dying of carbon monoxide. Or patiently stalking the neighbor with heat & food.

Prayers for your mon’s speedy recovery.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:55 am


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Guns • Re: Thoughts on how to handle

March 25, 2017 Blondie 0

If you’re confident where he lives, many guys file a copy of their DD214’s at their local county offices. You can ask if it’s a public record.

There are some online groups that target The Posers. Lurk around and see if anyone knows this guy?

Or you can always google search the dude’s alias + fraudster, faker, poser….whatever are the most common terms.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Fri Mar 24, 2017 7:30 pm


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Financial Issues • Re: Cryptocurrency for investments?

March 22, 2017 Blondie 0

Why would you invest at current market highs?

When bitcoin first launched it was like $2-4 USD per coin. Now it’s on par w/gold per ounce.

Forget the end of the world scenario, you just need a major power or internet outage for it to be useless.

Learn how to invest so your $ is hard to find.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:22 am


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Financial Issues • Re: Cryptocurrency for investments?

March 22, 2017 Blondie 0

Why would you invest at current market highs?

When bitcoin first launched it was like $2-4 USD per coin. Now it’s on par w/gold per ounce.

Forget the end of the world scenario, you just need a major power or internet outage for it to be useless.

Learn how to invest so your $ is hard to find.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:22 am


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A.N.T.S. • Re: What are you doing on this first day of spring?

March 20, 2017 Blondie 0
Dirk Williams wrote:
Well,,,, I intend to go sailing. Been prepping a couple boats for this season. Truth be told I thought tomorrow was Spring, this retirement stuff is tough, I rarely know what day of the week it is, hope the poopoo, don’t stop me I don’t think I could pass The cognitive part of the test.

Happy spring to all.

Dirk

:angry: I’ll see what I can arrange.

Was in the 40’s today but snow in the forecast later this week. I might need sunblock by 4th of July.

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General Family Preparedness • Re: Spreading Prepper Mentality—Pros Vs. Cons?

March 20, 2017 Blondie 0
Gunns wrote:

Illini Warrior wrote:this exact topic is being currently being discussed on another prepper site – here’s one direct quote response that is just unbelievable ….

“My feeling is, I don’t want to be the last one on the block with food. So I’m trying to be prepared for all of us.”

How would you like to be depending on this stupid silly SOB?

So I assume then the whole block knows about his or her preps? That will be a short lived life.

I have seen Christian ministries selling food storage buckets.

They are targeting seniors/empty nesters who may have some extra $ to spare and don’t want to sit in a community shelter when a storm comes thru.

Their pitch is ” you can do the Lord’s work by feeding your neighbors in hard times”. “And your wayward hoodlum grandson may stop for a meal with his hoodlum friends and you can minister to them, too”!

:shakeno:

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:44 pm


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General Family Preparedness • Re: Spreading Prepper Mentality—Pros Vs. Cons?

March 19, 2017 Blondie 0

I don’t discuss it anymore unless I’m asked. When you discuss prepping with those you only know casually you expose yourself and possibly what you have stored as well as any plans. Someone may ask about your food storage and the prepper proudly brags about their year’s supply of food.

Last week we had a windstorm blow thru MI and 800,000 homes lost power for 2-4 days. People came into work dirty & disheveled to take a hot shower, clean up and warm a meal in the microwave. I was fine and didn’t say or offer a thing.

My kids are on board with a few things like food & water. One keeps extra asthma meds & antibiotics on hand so the light is beginning to shine thru.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Sun Mar 19, 2017 4:23 pm


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Pennsylvania Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Friends in Safe Places

March 18, 2017 Blondie 0
Stahlrosen wrote:
And to go along with the music, Univ.s are jumping right in there to provide safety for snoflakes.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/03/17/sn … paces.html
“If a student feels hurt or offended by another student’s comment, the hurt student can say ‘ouch.’ In acknowledgement, the student who made the hurtful comment says “oops.” If necessary, there can be further dialogue about this exchange.”
:eek:

Where I come from, meaningful dialog is handled in a dark parking lot.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:19 pm


General Preparedness Discussion • Re: MARCH 2017 – What Did You do To Prep This Week/Month?

March 17, 2017 Blondie 0
IceFire wrote:
Made a stop on the way home from work today and added to my version of a “retirement fund”. It helped that the price of AU was down, so was able to pick up .25. Since I can only add to it a bit at a time, I find that fractionals are the best way for me to go.

Thank you for posting about this.

It’s a struggle for me to “diversify” by getting my head out of the stock market and avoiding traditional retirement advice.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:47 pm


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Construction Cornerstone • Re: Selling Your Standing Timber?

March 15, 2017 Blondie 0

Just wanted to say thanks to angie for the good info should anyone need it.

I did find a listing for the state lumberman’s assn. Good info and some links. One guy buys standing pine for palletts and another guy posted his portable sawmill rates online so I’m hopeful.

Again everybody-thanks much!

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:25 pm