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A.N.T.S. • Re: Far From Home

June 7, 2017 Blondie 0

There is a built in homing device in most people that leads them to head “home” after a disaster. Even if there’s nothing left.

They would rather walk 500 miles and sit on a pile of rubble that once was “home” than to begin again somewhere else which would be safer.

That said, sounds like “home” will be intact, the little woman standing at the stove, kids playing in the yard when you get there….2 months later?

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:54 pm


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A.N.T.S. • Re: Far From Home

June 7, 2017 Blondie 0

There is a built in homing device in most people that leads them to head “home” after a disaster. Even if there’s nothing left.

They would rather walk 500 miles and sit on a pile of rubble that once was “home” than to begin again somewhere else which would be safer.

That said, sounds like “home” will be intact, the little woman standing at the stove, kids playing in the yard when you get there….2 months later?

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:54 pm


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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: EMP-Korea Concerns & Discussions #3 (JUNE 2017)

June 4, 2017 Blondie 0
farmer_dude48 wrote:
The U.S. won’t hit little kim because nobody wants to be responsible for the slaughter that will happen in South Korea

Pffftttt… the US cares about SK only to protect our mfg and mil interests there and the low paid workers who crank out goods to ship to the US. Financed by American Banksters.

Several years ago lil kim was on a rampage not letting NK day workers cross into SK to work in those factories. General Motors had batteries built in SK and quickly realized the interruption to the supply chain.

The Detroit Free Press carried the story of GM moving at least some of that production back to MI.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Sun Jun 04, 2017 3:54 pm


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BOB’s & BOV’s • Re: Mid Size or Full Size SUV

May 31, 2017 Blondie 0

GM didn’t get on board with rear fold flat seats until 2015. So if you’re looking for cargo space that may weigh on your decision. Older models you have to physically remove rear seats and some have rear consoles between rear seats. I wanted something I could sleep in comfortably if used to bug out.

Fold flat seats were a must for me as was true 4WD which is necessary up here. I also read about roof strength and measured the roof cargo area to see what will fit.

While I don’t tow anything with mine, it does have a good tow capacity and trailering pkg.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Tue May 30, 2017 10:06 pm


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BOB’s & BOV’s • Re: Mid Size or Full Size SUV

May 31, 2017 Blondie 0

GM didn’t get on board with rear fold flat seats until 2015. So if you’re looking for cargo space that may weigh on your decision. Older models you have to physically remove rear seats and some have rear consoles between rear seats. I wanted something I could sleep in comfortably if used to bug out.

Fold flat seats were a must for me as was true 4WD which is necessary up here. I also read about roof strength and measured the roof cargo area to see what will fit.

While I don’t tow anything with mine, it does have a good tow capacity and trailering pkg.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Tue May 30, 2017 10:06 pm


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General Family Preparedness • Re: Feeling more nervous as of late…anyone else?

May 27, 2017 Blondie 0
rickdun wrote:
ISIS threats on Las Vegas
http://heavy.com/news/2017/05/las-vegas … ip-hotels/

While I don’t know much about Vegas, there was a time it was heavily controlled by the mafia.

That said, if Vegas is still largely owned/controlled by the mob, I wouldn’t lose sleep over an ISIS attack there. The mob has always had an interesting way of protecting their assets.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Sat May 27, 2017 4:48 pm


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General Family Preparedness • Re: Feeling more nervous as of late…anyone else?

May 27, 2017 Blondie 0
rickdun wrote:
ISIS threats on Las Vegas
http://heavy.com/news/2017/05/las-vegas … ip-hotels/

While I don’t know much about Vegas, there was a time it was heavily controlled by the mafia.

That said, if Vegas is still largely owned/controlled by the mob, I wouldn’t lose sleep over an ISIS attack there. The mob has always had an interesting way of protecting their assets.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Sat May 27, 2017 4:48 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: 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. ;)

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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.

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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


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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


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!!!! :'(

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Fri Apr 07, 2017 9:29 pm


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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.

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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