Louisiana Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Woman dies of superbug resistant to all antibiotics

January 16, 2017 Mountain mama 0

My sis is a big shot way up the chain at the CDC. I’m gonna have to call her. Damn, we don’t see eye to eye on anything…. Politics, child rearing, education, religion. I’m kind of the black sheep of my family. Everyone else has a doctorate or in her case a double doctorate and I just have a bachelor’s and that is just barely by the skin of my teeth. But, I want to find out more info on this. Wonder if she will answer her phone.

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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: Shall we play a game, II?

January 16, 2017 Blondie 0
BK in KC wrote:

daaswampman wrote:“Oh, it ain’t that bad here. For the most part, if you know where NOT to go, and more importantly WHEN not to go there, you’re fine.”

Ray: Pause for a moment and think about that! “Oh it ain’t that bad here.” Really? Swamp

You’ve got to live your life. As for myself, as an IT professional there just aren’t many good paying jobs in the rural areas. I need money to support my family in the now and enough extra to prep for the future. That’s just how it is.

Having lived & worked in Detroit, I agree with Ray. Know your ‘hood. Times I’ve been broken into: Detroit 0, Hooterville: 2

I’m in KC’s boat. Have to work & pay the bills. I go where the job that pays the most takes me. I’m not fussy about the ‘hood I work in. It’s only a means to pay the bills.

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Louisiana Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Woman dies of superbug resistant to all antibiotics

January 16, 2017 daaswampman 0

India’s death rate according to CIA world factbook is about 7 per 1000. Based on this, 8.4 million people die every year in India which comes to 22,500 per day approximately.

https://www.quora.com/How-many-people-d … -every-day

No one actually knows how many die every year or the causes of their deaths. This is due do to an inadequate and antiquated health care system for the masses. What we do know is millions of Indians travel every year. This could get interesting real fast, as you can carry this bug and not be ill! Swamp

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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: Shall we play a game, II?

January 16, 2017 BK in KC 0
daaswampman wrote:
“Oh, it ain’t that bad here. For the most part, if you know where NOT to go, and more importantly WHEN not to go there, you’re fine.”

Ray: Pause for a moment and think about that! “Oh it ain’t that bad here.” Really? Swamp

You’ve got to live your life. As for myself, as an IT professional there just aren’t many good paying jobs in the rural areas. I need money to support my family in the now and enough extra to prep for the future. That’s just how it is.

Statistics: Posted by BK in KC — Sun Jan 15, 2017 11:06 pm


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Louisiana Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Woman dies of superbug resistant to all antibiotics

January 16, 2017 oldasrocks 0

So why isn’t all of India dying off? Have they developed an immunity? Do they have drugs we don’t?

Don’t forget, we’re like the hogs in the barns. Protected from most diseases. No herd immunity built up. We travel to other countries where we get sick with the water and food that doesn’t bother the locals. Look at the crap the illegals are bringing in.

Statistics: Posted by oldasrocks — Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:49 pm


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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: Shall we play a game, II?

January 16, 2017 Mountain mama 0

Very rural part of Va, but a couple of hours from DC. I will be popping popcorn and inviting my daughter who is right outside DC in Maryland to come home for the week. My main concern is for her. She lives in a very diverse very liberal area. My area of Va is trump country. The rest of Va needs to get its head examined.

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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: Shall we play a game, II?

January 16, 2017 BK in KC 0

RayMac nailed it. Avoid stupid people in stupid places and you’re mostly good to go. Of course sometimes stupid will find you anyway, so a well practiced situational awareness is key, but that’s true anywhere.

As for riots, I’m not too worried. Mobs don’t mess with armed people standing their ground and guarding their property. Lot’s of videos from the LA riots, Ferguson and more recently Portland prove my point.

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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: Shall we play a game, II?

January 16, 2017 RayMac1963 0
daaswampman wrote:
I am hoping for something along the lines of the movie Purge! Although it would be just another day in places like Detroit and Chicago! Swamp

Oh, it ain’t that bad here. For the most part, if you know where NOT to go, and more importantly WHEN not to go there, you’re fine. Sure, you guys hear on the national news about shootings in Detroit or Chicago, or any of the other big cities, but what they rarely say is its at 1 am in some gas station in the hood, or the parties know each other. Smart people stay out of those places. I give you a prime example. We have a contract for fuel with a gas station on 8 mile near my job for the security trucks. Guess who is responsible for going by to pay them weekly? thats right ME! So do i go after work at 5:30 when the crack heads are up and hanging around asking to pump gas for change? HECK NO! I go a 7 am on the way in when the place is empty. Yes, I’m carrying, but the best way to win a gun fight is not to be in one in the first place. Now, breaking in your house or building, or stealing your stuff out of your car, thats a different story. That happens anytime.

But to Cast Iron’s question, any real protest will be limited in geographical scope no matter what. There simply aren’t enough people for it to be wide spread. Look back at the 68 riots. As scary as they were at the time for the country, you could fit all the “action” here in Detroit in less then a square mile. Detroit is about 150 square miles FYI… Thats the same for the other cities that had disturbances. 99% of us are in no real danger. What that WOULD be is a perfect opportunity for is some kind of martial law, and an excuse for a power grab by the feds. I wouldn’t would worry about the Snow flakes so much as i would worry that about a knock on the door and some police standing there with a sack of 4473’s with my signature on them.

Statistics: Posted by RayMac1963 — Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:04 pm


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Water • Re: Stabilizer for long term water storage

January 16, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0
Illini Warrior wrote:

primer wrote:My water comes from a deep well and this is why I am asking. Thanks again.

just get a gallon of strait up bleach – no flavors or scents or other BS …. full out water decontamination is 8 drops per gallon – 80 drops per teaspoon – you don’t need a full dose but it wouldn’t hurt either ….

This…^^^ +1

be aware bleach expires pretty quickly….cant remember but think its about 6 months(loses effectiveness for initial use)

I have filtration on top of water rotation in my preps(Urban enviro)……A really good idea regardless of stabilization and filters are worth their weight in gold as barter items in a SHTF case. I use the Berkey every day and also have the Katadyn….That’s the “tank” in filters…
https://www.amazon.com/Katadyn-8013618- … ds=katadyn
https://www.amazon.com/Berkey-Filter-Ce … rds=berkey

initial fill rinse container with 1 cap of bleach to 1/3 container of water to sterilize…rinse until bleach smell gone. make sure to store out of sunlight in cool environment amid the 8 drop bleach rule above.

if you have a little extra cash I strongly recommend the WaterBrick…..stores all over the house under beds, closets, etc./stacks and locks in bulk uses….can be pulled quickly for bug out/recreational use(try bugging out with a 50 gal drum)….1 brick is 1 day of water for 3 people and a pet….Easy-peasy. :thumbup:
https://www.amazon.com/WaterBrick-1833- … ater+brick

you can get 5-50gals food grade for free if diligently looking…just will require more prep work.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnT-CLQGx3k good do’s and don’ts video…I really don’t recommend car wash barrels…lol…get food-grade from restaurants or ebay.($5)
depending on what food was in it previously, cleaning varies.

Statistics: Posted by DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE — Sun Jan 15, 2017 9:39 pm


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Guns • Re: LaserLyte?

January 16, 2017 JC1 0

I made it to a range the other day. Maybe I was just having a good day but all of my groupings were really tight with my 22 and considerably tighter with my 9s. I’m definitely going to keep enjoying it.

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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: Shall we play a game, II?

January 16, 2017 Yeti_2015 0

Like most that replied here, I too live in a rural area that is mostly Trump supporters. I don’t think that it would change anything around here except the conversations we have when we run into someone at the store or other places. I live in one of three state that was all red, so just another day at the office so to say. Only thing I can say I would advoid any major urbans areas for an extended amount of time. If anyone lives in an area that might be susceptible be very vigilant about what is going on in your tow, just because its not in your immediate area or neighborhood pay a lot of attention. You never know when it will be time to hunker down or bug out. Stay safe.

Statistics: Posted by Yeti_2015 — Sun Jan 15, 2017 9:26 pm


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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: Inauguration Protesters Plan To Destroy Property And Dis

January 16, 2017 JC1 0

I think some of these protesters are going to find the rules have change a bit, if they say, “you’re a threat” then you are a threat and will be dealt with accordingly. Things they have gotten away with in the past will be at an end. I know some of you will question this but make no mistake, come January 21, they (CIA, FBI, military, and officers) all know who the POTUS will be and most will protect him. (there may be a few that don’t but most will)

Unfortunately if it gets to the point of mass people being arrested I think it will be very very ugly.

Statistics: Posted by JC1 — Sun Jan 15, 2017 9:20 pm


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Louisiana Discussion, News and Weather • Woman dies of superbug resistant to all antibiotics

January 16, 2017 daaswampman 0

Woman dies of superbug resistant to all antibiotics

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NEVADA – This is the kind of case researchers warned about for years.

A Nevada woman in her 70’s died months ago from an infection that no antibiotic in America could have defeated, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report released Thursday.

The woman was hospitalized in August last year after she returned from an extended trip to India. Doctors discovered that she was suffering from a carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) infection, which she had apparently contracted after being treated for a broken right hip in India, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

She died of septic shock, and testing showed the bacteria was resistant to all 14 kinds of antibiotics the hospital had on hand, per the medical website Stat. Even more alarmingly, later tests revealed that none of the 26 antibiotics in America would have worked.

“I think this is the harbinger of future badness to come,” Dr. James Johnson, a professor of infectious diseases at the University of Minnesota, says. He noted that while this is — for now — a very rare case, it’s hard to believe nobody else in the country is carrying the same strain of CRE.

Johnson said people often ask him: “‘How close are we to the edge of the cliff?’ And I tell them: ‘We’re already falling off the cliff.’ “

http://www.kgw.com/news/woman-dies-of-s … /386280334

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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: Shall we play a game, II?

January 16, 2017 JC1 0

I live rural but work in what you guys would probably call a small city. With that and a few other factors I feel fairly safe where I can monitor local conditions. If things escalate where I’m not feeling comfortable I’ll take some time off (I save leave like everything else). If things escalate faster than I realize I have a get home plan.

I’m not comfortable with the amount of the violent threats that have been made; I plan to be very vigilant and probably add to what I’m physically carrying until I’m more comfortable. I do have to question the intelligence of people who hate guns and threaten violence on those who like them, collect them, and know how to use them but I won’t understatement how lethal stupid people can be.

Statistics: Posted by JC1 — Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:59 pm


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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: Shall we play a game, II?

January 16, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0

Go grayman…I’m in CA…URBAN as it gets…..put “I’m with her” signs all over front yard! :rofl:

mainly stay calm(rock of the household) and observant as anything ultra serious is highly unlikely for over a few days but at the same time in said scenario….

1st…load mags and stage appropriately, and activate bug in preps.(security/family mindset meeting and ROE)
2nd…observe at home…Notify work of the FLU(hey, at least it’s in season :D )/no store trips etc for the entire family and watch news and HAM for info….touch base with neighbors.
3rd…if local area effected(very likely since I’m next to one of the first declared sanctuary cities) enact neighborhood Track isolation with pre-set discussions of likeminded neighbors and ride it out as best as possible while observing LEO response and effectiveness.

4th…(if SHTF hard and required)…enact Bug out plan to local marina(2 options within in 10 min drive) and egress 45 min to BOL ….end.

Statistics: Posted by DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE — Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:56 pm


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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: Shall we play a game, II?

January 16, 2017 kenjabroni 0

I am within 3 hours of two big cities. Id be watching it very closely if that were to escalate. Id be getting the truck gassed and loaded and the trailer ready to roll out if need be and head farther west if needed. I dont think I would have to vacate, but I sure as heck wouldnt wait until the last second either. With all these yahoos feeling violated and such the small town I live near wouldnt tolerate the snowflakes. I know there are a couple of them living here, but I doubt theyd stay long in a situation like this.

What if the current idiot in charge has the balls to have some sort of event, say with his troops now stationed in Poland, to put martial law into place Saturday night and suspend the election. I dont think that would happen but he really seems to like the power he has and he thinks hes a sort of god because of all these people worshiping him.

Statistics: Posted by kenjabroni — Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:40 pm