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10 Things That The Egypt Riots Can Teach Us About What Happens When Society Breaks Down
One Patriot's Thoughts ^ | 2/5/11 | onemansthoughts

Posted on 02/05/2011 9:49:32 PM PST by Kartographer

1 When society breaks down, people look for whatever weapons they can find. Over this past week, abandoned police stations throughout Egypt have been stripped of their arsenals by looters.

2 When society breaks down, nobody is safe. Average Egyptians “armed with sticks and razors” have formed vigilante groups to protect their homes from the crazed looters that have emerged during the rioting.

3 When society breaks down, you better protect your women and children. At least 60 rapes have been officially reported since the rioting began. The unofficial number is surely far higher than that.

4 When society breaks down, criminals do not fear the law. There are reports that at least 4 prisons have been attacked and that thousands of convicts have escaped into the streets.

5 When society breaks down, authoritarian governments begin hoarding food. The Telegraph is reporting that governments throughout the Middle East and North Africa have started stockpiling huge amounts of food in response to all the rioting that has been going on.

6 When society breaks down, food shortages can happen shockingly fast. As commerce has been brought to a standstill in Egypt, serious shortages of some of the most important basic food staples are starting to be reported. Many families in Egypt only have enough food to be able to survive for a couple more days.

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Some good food for thought.
1 posted on 02/05/2011 9:49:33 PM PST by Kartographer
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To: Kartographer

Mark for tomorrow.


2 posted on 02/05/2011 9:50:50 PM PST by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: ChocChipCookie; FromLori; blam; Noumenon

“But take away their creature comforts, deprive them of food, sleep, sonic showers, put their
lives in jeopardy over an extended period of time and those friendly, intelligent, wonderful people...will become as nasty and as violent as the most blood-thirsty klingon.”
Quark from: The Siege of AR-558 (#7.8)” (1998)

Those that wish can download the latest version of my Preparedness Manual at: http://www.mediafire.com/?zx5772aa15x6xga


3 posted on 02/05/2011 9:53:35 PM PST by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer
6 When society breaks down, food shortages can happen shockingly fast. ...

"Food for thought" for sure. I've been wondering when they're going to get hungry. I suppose the idea was that after Mubarak was disposed of, there would be some kind of multi-billion dollar relief effort, just to make everyone feel good about it. We'll see.

4 posted on 02/05/2011 9:56:28 PM PST by dr_lew
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To: dr_lew

What Good Can a Handgun Do Against An Army?
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-backroom/2312894/posts


5 posted on 02/05/2011 9:57:31 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle. ~Lincoln)
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To: Kartographer

When this happens in America and the leftists, muslim sypathizers and welfare class take to the streets in armed insurrection, we will need a strong leader to do what’s necessary and crush the revolt.


6 posted on 02/05/2011 10:06:06 PM PST by balch3
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To: Kartographer

In other words, complete anarchy.


7 posted on 02/05/2011 10:08:25 PM PST by ErnstStavroBlofeld
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To: balch3

What if the leftists, welfare class, and muslims are the ones in control and we are the ones in revolt?


8 posted on 02/05/2011 10:11:37 PM PST by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: Kartographer; seekthetruth; Joe Brower

BUMP


9 posted on 02/05/2011 10:11:43 PM PST by JulieRNR21 (The Constitution is an instrument to protect 'We the People' from the government..)
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To: Kartographer

When society breaks down, cities become very dangerous places. Get out as soon as the anarchy begins.


10 posted on 02/05/2011 10:12:57 PM PST by gitmo ( The democRats drew first blood. It's our turn now.)
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To: balch3
we will need a strong leader to do what’s necessary and crush the revolt.

We may have to crush the revolt.

11 posted on 02/05/2011 10:16:54 PM PST by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: Kartographer

This is exactly why one should store firearms, ammo, food & water.


12 posted on 02/05/2011 10:17:38 PM PST by umgud
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To: Kartographer

Is there any way that you can continue this list? This is the kind of thing I like to read to County and City leaders out here in California!

YouTube = Sewer Soon City Police Misconduct

California is clearly going to become Egypt!


13 posted on 02/05/2011 10:28:35 PM PST by Tea Party Reveler
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To: Tea Party Reveler; ChocChipCookie

ChocChipCookie has a SHTF ping list that you can get on.


14 posted on 02/05/2011 10:30:27 PM PST by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: ChocChipCookie

Please put me on your SHTF ping list. thanks!


15 posted on 02/05/2011 10:32:24 PM PST by Redcitizen
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To: Kartographer; ChocChipCookie
CCC, you got a SHTF ping list?

I should be on it.

thanks.

16 posted on 02/05/2011 10:38:33 PM PST by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: JulieRNR21

Wow Julie.....you’re still around! I remember you back in the late 1990’s!!! Good to see you again (idol hanz) he he he.!...


17 posted on 02/05/2011 10:54:14 PM PST by Tea Party Reveler
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To: balch3
When this happens in America and the leftists, muslim sypathizers and welfare class take to the streets in armed insurrection, we will need a strong leader to do what’s necessary and crush the revolt.

Not necessarily, the above groups will turn on each other 1st and loot and burn down their own neighborhoods. Conservatives will just watch them from the countryside. Any Conservative in an urban and even suburban setting better have an escape plan.

18 posted on 02/05/2011 10:56:21 PM PST by qam1 (There's been a huge party. All plates and the bottles are empty, all that's left is the bill to pay)
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To: qam1

Katrina.


19 posted on 02/05/2011 11:43:09 PM PST by screaminsunshine (Surfers Rule)
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To: Kartographer; ChocChipCookie

>>ChocChipCookie has a SHTF ping list that you can get on.<<

Add me please.


20 posted on 02/06/2011 12:33:22 AM PST by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: Kartographer

Excellent use of a timely Trek quote.

I would credit you 100 Quatloos but I don’t think Paypal takes them.


21 posted on 02/06/2011 1:13:07 AM PST by PastorBooks
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To: Kartographer

btrl


22 posted on 02/06/2011 2:25:16 AM PST by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/28/08 and why?)
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To: Kartographer

Is there something in that article that anyone with common sense doesn’t know?


23 posted on 02/06/2011 2:47:28 AM PST by fortheDeclaration (When the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn (Pr.29:2))
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To: dr_lew
Food for thought" for sure. I've been wondering when they're going to get hungry.

Many are already hungry. I was watching the evening news Thursday, and they showed a reporter trying to interview a baker. The people in the bakery didn't want the empty shelves being shown. The brief interview had the baker saying that he was going the best he could, but clearly, he was running low/empty on many ingredients.

The worst thing about being without food, aside from the obvious (hunger) is that you will have to venture out into the chaos to try to find food.

24 posted on 02/06/2011 2:50:56 AM PST by mountainbunny
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To: balch3

“we will need a strong leader to do what’s necessary and crush the revolt.”

ummm..... yes, like Germany in the 1930’s?


25 posted on 02/06/2011 3:25:01 AM PST by vanilla swirl (We are the Patrick Henry we have been waiting for!)
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To: The Comedian

Ping.


26 posted on 02/06/2011 3:49:33 AM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Kartographer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_aM4hrRkEc&feature=related


27 posted on 02/06/2011 3:59:36 AM PST by djf (Touch my junk and I'll break yur mug!!!)
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To: Kartographer

Actually, the original is on the NBC website.

http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/king-tut/1037261/

Dancin by the Nile,
The ladies loved his style...

He gave his life for tourism...

LMAO!!


28 posted on 02/06/2011 4:12:20 AM PST by djf (Touch my junk and I'll break yur mug!!!)
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To: ChocChipCookie

Good morning, am I on your ping list for this topic? Would you please add me?

Cheers,
Rob


29 posted on 02/06/2011 4:45:52 AM PST by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: balch3

I would like to think that in a scenario where these people took to the street in armed insurrection, that they would be met head to head, outnumbered 2-1, by folks protecting the constitution against enemies both foreign and DOMESTIC.


30 posted on 02/06/2011 4:49:52 AM PST by Yet_Again
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To: qam1
Any Conservative in an urban and even suburban setting better have an escape plan.

Very true. If you live in a population center of more than 5,000 or so you're at some degree of risk. Especially if you live in one with large numbers of the welfare class. I was offered a job in Texas recently, and looked at the town's demographics on city-data.com (one of the best sources for this sort of thing). It was 21% black. Katrina refugees, I'm guessing. Needless to say, I turned it down.
31 posted on 02/06/2011 4:53:03 AM PST by Yet_Again
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To: Kartographer

If you do not believe this can happen here, just remember, the best example of societal breakdown we have had recently: McDonald’s runs out of chicken McNuggets and customers call 911.


32 posted on 02/06/2011 4:58:36 AM PST by Erik Latranyi (Too many conservatives urge retreat when the war of politics doesn't go their way.)
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To: Kartographer

Thanks for the manual - cheers!


33 posted on 02/06/2011 5:02:39 AM PST by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: qam1
Any Conservative in an urban and even suburban setting better have an escape plan.

I'd like to know, an escape plan to where?
34 posted on 02/06/2011 5:41:42 AM PST by notdownwidems (Vote Republican! We're 1/10 of 1% better than the other guys!)
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To: Quix; Whenifhow; houeto; null and void; Squantos; xrmusn; bronxville; Screaming_Gerbil; ...
Empty-tummies-cause-destroyed-mummies ping.

"Enemies Domestic" ping.

Increasing volume ping list monitoring the Leftist/government axis agitprop, psyops, and instigation of violence.

FReepmail me if you want on or off The Comedian's "Enemies Domestic" ping list...


Today is a good day to die.
I didn't say for whom.

35 posted on 02/06/2011 6:14:22 AM PST by The Comedian (Muslim Brotherhood = A.N.S.W.E.R = Soros = Obama)
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To: Kartographer; ChocChipCookie
I need on the list!

So does my wife, Jenbean.

THANKS!

36 posted on 02/06/2011 6:36:15 AM PST by DCBryan1 (FORGET the lawyers...first kill the "journalists". (Die Ritter der Kokosnuss))
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To: qam1; balch3
we will need a strong leader to do what’s necessary and crush the revolt.

.....and alot of people like me with a willingness to pull the trigger at the drop of a hat and will sleep like a baby that evening.

37 posted on 02/06/2011 6:39:35 AM PST by DCBryan1 (FORGET the lawyers...first kill the "journalists". (Die Ritter der Kokosnuss))
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To: Kartographer; ChocChipCookie

Add to ping list


38 posted on 02/06/2011 6:46:15 AM PST by stickandrudder (Another Bitter-Clinger! God-Family-Tribe)
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To: The Comedian

Extended info....

http://www.shtfplan.com/emergency-preparedness/10-things-we-can-learn-from-egypt-about-preparing-for-economic-and-societal-collapse_01312011


39 posted on 02/06/2011 6:52:58 AM PST by Whenifhow
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To: The Comedian

Please place me on you Enemies Domestic ping list.


40 posted on 02/06/2011 7:00:46 AM PST by Dr.Zoidberg (Warning: Sarcasm/humor is always engaged. Failure to recognize this may lead to misunderstandings.)
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To: Tea Party Reveler

By the Grace of God,I’ve been a FReepers since 7/2/98...

Did you change your name? You new screen name says you joined in 2010....


41 posted on 02/06/2011 7:33:28 AM PST by JulieRNR21 (The Constitution is an instrument to protect 'We the People' from the government..)
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To: balch3

“When this happens in America and the leftists, muslim sypathizers and welfare class take to the streets in armed insurrection, we will need a strong leader to do what’s necessary and crush the revolt.”

respectfully, I must disagree. When some looter or mob tries to burn a car, the owner of the car will deal with it them self, on the spot.

Same for those wanting to loot a store.

An armed people IS a peaceful people.


42 posted on 02/06/2011 7:43:54 AM PST by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principles,)
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To: Kartographer

Bookmark for later.


43 posted on 02/06/2011 7:45:00 AM PST by Vor Lady
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To: fortheDeclaration

Apparently you haven’t been paying attention, if you had you would have seen that common sense is something that clearly is already in short supply.


44 posted on 02/06/2011 7:45:40 AM PST by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: mamelukesabre

Same thing. A strong leader on our side will be needed.


45 posted on 02/06/2011 7:46:16 AM PST by Vor Lady
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To: The Comedian

Thanks for this ping.


46 posted on 02/06/2011 7:49:00 AM PST by Vor Lady
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To: Kartographer

When society breaks down, Laz packs his bug out bag, his Mountain House (about 6 months of meals for two), his water purification systems, his spare water, his rifles and ammo, holsters his pistol, gathers his communication gear, gets in his vehicle with his chick. He drives to an unnamed location where his friend-since-high-school owns a farm and has plenty of room for able-bodied team members.


47 posted on 02/06/2011 7:55:16 AM PST by Lazamataz (If Illegal Aliens are Undocumented Workers, then Thieves are Undocumented Shoppers.)
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To: Kartographer

One interesting part of the whole Egypt riot to me is the fact that the police left. They disappeared. To all my neighbors and some family members who believe that regular people shouldn’t be allowed to own guns and ammo, this should be a wake up call. You can’t rely on the police (or government) to protect you when poop hits the fan. IMHO


48 posted on 02/06/2011 8:02:05 AM PST by momtothree
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To: The Comedian

add me to you list...
Thanks


49 posted on 02/06/2011 8:05:31 AM PST by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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To: mamelukesabre

“What if the leftists, welfare class, and muslims are the ones in control and we are the ones in revolt?”

I’ve been thinking about that very scenario. You know it’s interesting to watch obama sticking his nose in telling mubarek to step down. What would the world and our Army do if we were the one’s rioting in the streets? Good question.


50 posted on 02/06/2011 8:18:50 AM PST by FromLori (FromLori">)
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