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Should you leave the USA before the collapse? Words of wisdom from someone who tried
Poor Richards Blog Spot ^ | 12/14/12 | Mike Adams

Posted on 01/04/2013 8:33:51 PM PST by Kartographer

Realization #1 - Corruption is far worse outside the USA

Realization #2 - Many cultures do not practice long-term preparedness thinking

Realization #3 - Don't be the foreigner

Realization #4 - You cannot escape the global police state

Realization #5 - You are far safer to hunker down than try to go mobile

(Excerpt) Read more at poorrichards-blog.blogspot.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Society
KEYWORDS: 666; expats; retirement
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To: AlexW

So tell me...do you have a job or savings accounts based in the Philippines or do you rely on income sent monthly from the USA in order for you to live your “1000 dollar” a month lifestyle?

If things go south in the USA, they’ll slap currency export controls so that wealth doesn’t flee the USA. Folks living on Social Security, US based pensions, or annuities who are expats are going to be in for one hell of a surprise!


51 posted on 01/04/2013 10:32:56 PM PST by mdmathis6 ("Barry" Xmas to all and have a rapaciously taxable New Year!)
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To: entropy12

“After experiencing ravages of socialism for several decades, some woke up and turned back to capitalism. China for example now has one million new millionaires and middle class is 50 times bigger than during their communist abyss.”

The problem with that is that they’ve largely kept the authoritarian apparatus where individual freedoms are not present. China has only “abandoned communism” in name to more efficiently control its citizens. They’re not giving any freedom - just a whitewash to the nomenklatura and over the attempt at real freedom in 1989.


52 posted on 01/04/2013 10:34:06 PM PST by setha (It is past time for the United States to take back what the world took away.)
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To: Salamander

****** “Where would I go, anyway?” *******

“Republic of Texas” comes to mind... we don’t yet have controlled borders but as things change ... we might get there.

TT


53 posted on 01/04/2013 10:36:17 PM PST by TexasTransplant (This needs to go viral http://vimeo.com/52009124 please watch it)
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To: Kartographer

It makes more sense to stay here and hunker down.

Convert as much of your savings and cash to hard assets as you possibly can.
Gold, guns, ammo, and other barterables are best, IMO. (I recommend gold coins over bullion.)
Keep only enough cash and banked money as you need for, say, 6 months (YMMV).

Also, think about food and water. Get near a river, large creek, or even a stream. Get near large state and federal parklands. Store fishing gear for both fresh and salt water. Plant vegetable gardens and grow some fruit trees. Keep a nice, big dog. (Don’t forget to stock up on dog food.) Stock up on long-lasting canned goods. Lots of them. They are maybe the best bang for the buck. Walmart sells those big cand of Campbells Chunky soups for $1.50 / can. Each can is practically a decent meal in itself, and there is a lot of variety. I recommend getting cases and cases of it.

Mostly, keep your gold well-hidden, well-protected, and nowhere near a bank or “safe deposit box”.
The Democrat parasites both in and out of government will continue to try to take what you have, and banks are no barrier to the government robbing you, count on that.

If possible bury a large tank for gasoline storage. Stock oil, too.
A couple of large propane tanks can come in handy, especially for gas grills.
Store a bunch (20 -35?) of filled, smaller propane tanks (the kind they make for grills) too - - good barter material. (Always think about good barterables.)
A cast-iron wood stove with cooktop is a great idea, too. (I have a 2200btu ‘Darby’ model that is awesome.)

Don’t forget a storeroom fro the little stuff like toilet paper, soap, plenty of towels, matches, batteries, extra clothes/shoe/boots, and so forth.

In the end, it’s all about timing. Collapse appears to be inevitable, but whether it bites us in the behind next week or ten years from now is the big question. I like to think of my preperations as “rolling preparations” - - that is, I use the oldest of what I have stored but then replace it with new stuff.

You don’t have to go crazy all at once - - just a little crazy every week. Sock stuff away every week and one day you will turn around and notice that you have accumulated quite a nice supply of goods. You will definitely feel better about your situation.

Good luck everybody.


54 posted on 01/04/2013 10:41:07 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: entropy12

“But not until 2040 at the earliest, more likely after 2050.”

Since I’m 75, it’s all downhill until I die!

No way i’ll make it to 2040 or 50!!


55 posted on 01/04/2013 10:43:15 PM PST by dalereed
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To: setha

That seems true. China has much more economic freedom now but not so much personal freedom. However starting from Mao’s China who was a basket case, they are on track to become world’s biggest economy in less than a decade from now is an outstanding and amazing achievement.


56 posted on 01/04/2013 10:48:09 PM PST by entropy12 (The republic is doomed when people figure out they can get free stuff by voting democrats)
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To: setha

That seems true. China has much more economic freedom now but not so much personal freedom. However starting from Mao’s China who was a basket case, they are on track to become world’s biggest economy in less than a decade from now is an outstanding and amazing achievement.

We are on a socialistic path economically while China is increasingly more capitalistic.


57 posted on 01/04/2013 10:48:47 PM PST by entropy12 (The republic is doomed when people figure out they can get free stuff by voting democrats)
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To: dalereed
I was born here, and my great grand whatever was here and helped toss the Brits out. Damned if I will run, but you can bet your a66 I will fight. It is still our country.
58 posted on 01/04/2013 10:50:10 PM PST by ANGGAPO (Layte Gulf Beach Club)
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To: dalereed

DOn’t worry, our real economic abyss is still 15 years away. So you and me won’t be affected much. Enjoy life the best you can in the meanwhile.


59 posted on 01/04/2013 10:50:28 PM PST by entropy12 (The republic is doomed when people figure out they can get free stuff by voting democrats)
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To: montanajoe

****** “The vast majority of folks in other countries dislike America and Americans.” ********

BS

I have been around the World 5 times, visited 40 plus different Countries even the people I met in Iran, Pakistan, China, Russia envied the fact that I was American and I was a Free Man. I had Freedom, they did not and they were envious.

No matter what the MSM or Politicians tell you... the yearning to be FREE, is Universal.

Freedom and the USA used to be synonymous ... now we have Barry and now we worry.

What a bunch of wimps we have become.

TT

I don’t want to think I wasted my youth on a bunch of complaining whiny chickenshit bitches... Barry will lose, I know we can take our Country back.


60 posted on 01/04/2013 10:51:51 PM PST by TexasTransplant (This needs to go viral http://vimeo.com/52009124 please watch it)
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To: dalereed
Don't feel alone.
61 posted on 01/04/2013 10:56:14 PM PST by ANGGAPO (Layte Gulf Beach Club)
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To: Kartographer
I basically agree with your sentiments. I believe you can leave this formerly great, now disgraceful nation without physically leaving. A version of "going Galt" suffices. Get under the radar, get yourself well-stocked, well-armed, and prepared for collapse, and then hunker down and make yourself comfortable. No point in not having fun.

Also (and this is where many people take issue) find ways to GET BACK as much of the tax dollars you have dumped down the government toilet and the parasites' mouths as you possible can. SSDI is a popular scam these days, and there are plenty of scumbag lawyers to help you navigate the government bureaucracy. Maybe you are losing your eyesight and can't work? Maybe you "twisted your back"? Maybe you have painful arthritis? Heck, I think you can even get SSDI if you are an alcoholic or drug abuser... Whatever. This government and the Democrats running it depend on creating and supporting as many parasites as possible - - so pretend to be one.

If you have college students living away from home, get them on food stamps ASAP. I hear that's a breeze. Study the parasites and game "the system". GET BACK what you can before the Democrat parasites gobble it all up. DO NOT worry about shame or pride or any of that nonsense - - the enemy sure doesn't. This is war, and we didn't start it.

Good luck everybody.

62 posted on 01/04/2013 11:00:52 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: TexasTransplant
Th big question is how do we get rid of the freeloaders that vote these AH into office?
63 posted on 01/04/2013 11:00:52 PM PST by ANGGAPO (Layte Gulf Beach Club)
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To: TexasTransplant

I have been watching some of the “Prepper” series on Nat.Geo.
While I admire their effort, they are really taking a leap of faith thinking that the disaster that they are preparing for will be the one that hits them.
Each type of disaster requires different preps.
There is no one size fits all.


64 posted on 01/04/2013 11:01:51 PM PST by AlexW
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To: cherry
can anyone really seriously leave children and grandchildren behind?....nieces?..nephews?...elderly parents?....sisters?...brothers?....

I left all of those behind when I moved my wife and kids to Texas from California seven years ago.

My grandfathers before me did the same thing, when they moved their own wives and children from the Deep South to California, during WWII. Generations before that, some of my ancestors packed up and left Scotland and the British Isles to seek a better life in the American colonies.

Trends are again pushing families to migrate in patterns that reflect political, cultural, and economic realities.

65 posted on 01/04/2013 11:04:17 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: ANGGAPO

****** “I was born here, and my great grand whatever was here and helped toss the Brits out. “ *******

My Great Grand whatever was a Hessian Soldier and decided to stay, he was a Slave (yeah I have more Slave Blood than Obama) I have a copy of the “Wanted” Poster that decreed that everything that he owned and everything that his Family (Father, Mother, Brothers and Sisters) owned would be confiscated unless he returned and faced his punishment...

Really wasn’t that long ago and whoops... seems like we are heading in that direction again.

Seems like Jefferson was right (and Franklin).

Freedom, if you want to keep it, you have to defend it.

TT

PS

Please watch the vid on my Tag ... it needs to go Viral. Yeah it’s long but I have already gotten 2 LIBS to re-think (or Start Thinking) and they they go wow and yeah and we “never thought about it that way”
(2 down 150 million to go)


66 posted on 01/04/2013 11:13:59 PM PST by TexasTransplant (This needs to go viral http://vimeo.com/52009124 please watch it)
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To: Windflier

Timing is everything ... see post 66, if you would have just given me a few more seconds.... ;^)

TT


67 posted on 01/04/2013 11:17:49 PM PST by TexasTransplant (This needs to go viral http://vimeo.com/52009124 please watch it)
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To: Kartographer

Excellent article, with lots of common sense information.


68 posted on 01/04/2013 11:23:06 PM PST by meadsjn
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To: MrsEmmaPeel
my quandary, if the Supreme Court refuses to uphold the Constituion, why bother staying?

You have an ancestor who delivered despatches to General Washington, and you don't know the answer to that question?

Your ancestor took a bullet because of his belief in the principles which gave birth to this nation. He didn't flee when confronted with evil in government. He fought back. If he and thousands of other good patriots had all fled when tyranny raised its head, we'd still be a British colony today.

Freedom and liberty are not guaranteed. The black robed servants of the ruling class will never defend your God-given rights. Only you can do that, by asserting them. Demanding them. Fighting for them, if need be.

69 posted on 01/04/2013 11:23:52 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: mdmathis6

“So tell me...do you have a job or savings accounts based in the Philippines or do you rely on income sent monthly from the USA in order for you to live your “1000 dollar” a month lifestyle?”
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I do not spend $1000 per month here. I could survive here on NO social security money, and I have a wife and child, and no, I do not have a job here.
How good is life in America for a family of three on $1000 per month?
Many workers here live on a wage of $4 or less, per DAY.

Social Security is obligated to pay back funds that we paid in during our working years, and not dependent on where we live.
They have a very large staff at the US embassy here.
My social security is in my Philippine bank on the forth of each month, like clockwork.


70 posted on 01/04/2013 11:26:26 PM PST by AlexW
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To: AlexW
While I admire their effort, they are really taking a leap of faith thinking that the disaster that they are preparing for will be the one that hits them.

I think that's fake

I would would bet they all are preparing for an economic collapse, but the producers just give them all different scenarios just for variety, to make them look a little bit nuttier and to protect Obama (Notice they never show anybody mentioning him)

71 posted on 01/04/2013 11:26:56 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: TexasTransplant
Seems like Jefferson was right (and Franklin). Freedom, if you want to keep it, you have to defend it.

Amen, and pass the ammunition!

72 posted on 01/04/2013 11:27:37 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Salamander; 50mm; cripplecreek
"Where would I go, anyway?"

The Upper Peninsula of Michigan is pretty much a foreign country. You don't need a passport to get there.

Yet.
73 posted on 01/04/2013 11:55:18 PM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: Kartographer

Realization #4 - You cannot escape the global police state
***Revelation 13:4
“Who is like the beast? Who can wage war against it?”


74 posted on 01/05/2013 12:14:48 AM PST by Kevmo ("A person's a person, no matter how small" ~Horton Hears a Who)
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To: Salamander

nobody’s forcing me out of my home or my country. i’m not leaving. i will defend both from any and all threats.


75 posted on 01/05/2013 12:44:38 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: entropy12

well at least we can say it took 400 years for idiots here to think socialism is so damn awesome. other places have done the cycles dozens of times (France, ahem) and we’re going to do it once since 1620 and Miles Standish said screw communtarianism, we have to reward people for their work, and it only took a year to throw it out then - of course it was a literal matter of that or all of them starving to death.


76 posted on 01/05/2013 12:49:15 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Salamander; blam; Travis McGee; Pelham; mrsmel; nathanbedford

Russia yes.....

Weird as it sounds
Yes it will need a bit of house cleaning but i already like Pravda better than most US news in 2013

We are living the browning of the West and it looks grim
Likely the last refuge for serious white folks

looking that way anyhow

The reverse trek back across the steppes from whence we all came quite long ago


77 posted on 01/05/2013 12:56:31 AM PST by wardaddy (wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstruction in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
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To: Kartographer

I think it would make more sense to go to Texas or Oklahoma.


78 posted on 01/05/2013 1:16:34 AM PST by albie
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To: qam1

“I think that’s fake “
______________________________________________

I think all of these so called reality shows on Natl.Geo, and especially on History Channel, are fake.
There are even internet forums to discuss their fakery.


79 posted on 01/05/2013 1:24:48 AM PST by AlexW
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To: steve86
You don't want to be stuck in or adjacent to a big city anywhere in the world, but I think larger cities in this country could be even worse than in the third world, because those people retain some familiarity with scarcity and living in primitive conditions.

Spot on.
Most American cities ARE the third world.

Just read what happened when the currencies of Austria and Germany collapsed during the Weimar Republic's hyperinflation.


A good roadmap for where we are headed is something like what happened to Weimar Germany. The background was a bit different, but the path ahead is the same, albeit on a global scale this time.

Anyone who doubts it needs to read the brilliant book, "When Money Dies" by Adam Fergusson.

You can click on the book below to get it from Amazon:

You are in luck... it appears that you can still read it or download it for free online here and only here:

When Money Dies: The Nightmare of the Weimar Collapse

This book was out of print for a while, but now is being reissued. If you are interested, I suggest you grab the free e-book above while it lasts, as it will likely soon disappear since the book has gone back into print.

:)

Of course you can always buy a bookshelf copy from Amazon as it's cheap enough.

80 posted on 01/05/2013 1:29:07 AM PST by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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To: AlexW

****** “There is no one size fits all.”******

Yes there is a “one size fits all”...
Just pretend you are a Marine Squad and you are sent on a Mission for which you will not receive pay or allowances that lasts for an undetermined amount of time and you will be unsupported, you will also experience hostile fire (Artillery, Air and Small Arms) and there will be attempts to infiltrate and undermine your squad.
Hostiles will be unidentified, 360 deg, 24/7, 365 (Uniform and Civilian, no-one can be trusted)... you will get no support from either nor should you support either.

That being the scenario... make your plan...

Mission Statement (In plain terms) what is your Mission? (a,b,c)

(personally my first mission would be to go to every Pawn Shop that I had ever visited and find a certain File Cabinet and cook lunch with it’s contents, may be a worthless gesture but it will boil beans)

Who or what would be your Objective? What would be success? (a,b,c)

How would you Prepare and Equip for the Mission? (a,b,c)

Where and how would you neutralize your targets for a successful mission ... (a,b,c,)

Assets that can be accessed, secured or delivered for any (a,b,c) scenario (This is where your Prepping comes in)

That is how I would do it... that is about as “One size fits all” as it gets.

Be forewarned that local LEO, State and Federal Govt are making plans to thwart your plans, they control freedom of movement, materials, supplies, (logistics) they are practicing, rehearsing, training, arming themselves, gearing up and cherry picking their troops (finding Subjects, those that would fire on Citizens). And they have the money buy them, so you will be initially outspent and out manned, until your fellow Citizens get pissed off.

They will initially control all movement by Law then by Force... then the SHTF.

At first you will have less technology, limited to no communications and be vastly overpowered. (APPROPRIATE THEIR COMMUNICATIONS and ALL INTEL AT EVERY OPPORTUNITY)

But when push comes to shove you will outnumber them 200-400:1 in the City and in the Country maybe 800-2000:1 (probably never even see them)... either way use their shit against them... Their Family, Friends, Co-workers just became the ENEMY ... They will have already done it to you first, so you won’t feel guilty doing it to them. Just do it better than they did.

TT

PS There will be NO Rules of Engagement, expect No Quarter and Give No Quarter (unless you are a Muslim Terrorist, then demand that they read you your Rights and promise to Sue them later, you want a Trial by Jury in New York, refuse to Shave and you require special food and treatment for the next 8-10 years... or until then, seems there is quite a large pool of Politicians and at least (1) President along with a barrel full of Lawyers willing to make sure that you get just that)

If you end up incarcerated with Muslim Terrorists (and you are unable or haven’t had the opportunity to kill them, trust them just slightly less than your elected officials or their Lawyers and avoid rusty butter knives and video equipment until the opportunity to kill them avails itself.

PS PS I am fresh Out of Beer and Bluster hope you enjoyed it so Gnight all

TT


81 posted on 01/05/2013 1:32:48 AM PST by TexasTransplant (This needs to go viral http://vimeo.com/52009124 please watch it)
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To: TexasTransplant
I'm curious if you have traveled much out of the country in the last 10 years or so?

It's not like it was in the 60’s where Americans and Americans were welcomed everywhere sadly in my experience its not that way today. Some of the old farts in those countries still like/envy Americans but anyone under 40...forget it.

Then there is that WOT thing..which we are losing and most of the rest of the world recognizes that fact even if most here cant.

82 posted on 01/05/2013 1:54:01 AM PST by montanajoe
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To: Kartographer

Good Case for staying but, Chile ain’t so bad. Very much like where I live, California. I Hable e entiende Espanol pretty well and even better after I’ve been any place three days or drunk.

The key to language is not to be concerened with getting it right or worried about getting wrong. Just speak. They’ll understand and may offer some correction to help the next time. I’ve never had anyone tell my Spanish sucks except the Spanish and a friend from Argentina. But, WTF do they know? They are actually Italians and I make fun of them for it.

Chile is the only country in S. America that is modern in every way that America was just 20 years ago.

Still, they do have military checks and handing out a fistful of $1’s in $20 piles gets you waved fairly quickly through check points.

They absolutely do not like having their pictures taken, no matter how friendly you are.

If I had to pick a 2nd citizenship country, Chile is #1 ... for me. Yo Dos Centavos...


83 posted on 01/05/2013 2:30:25 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: montanajoe

Last time I was OUTCONUS was the first Gulf War and that was Brazil... my overseas time frame was 1976 - 1993 after that pretty much all Texas, Caribbean Islands (they don’t really count) and just the Gulf of Mexico since then.

10 years ... about right, that is sad to hear

As far as the WOT ... if the hands of the people charged with winning it had been untied, it would have been won... as it is Govt / Industry on both sides are simply trading lives for $ and power and influence and futures ... as predicted by Eisenhower (as demonstrated / illustrated by Colin Powell during the 1st Gulf War, Colin knew how to make a War last)

TT


84 posted on 01/05/2013 2:43:37 AM PST by TexasTransplant (This needs to go viral http://vimeo.com/52009124 please watch it)
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To: MrsEmmaPeel

knew my country was lost with the Kelo vs New London decision of the Supremes and worse, when you consider that 7/9 of the justices at the time of that decision were appointed by Republicans.


It was an earthquake beginning to the end. The first symptom of America’s ensuing death spiral.


85 posted on 01/05/2013 3:05:22 AM PST by txhurl
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To: AlexW

You missed the point....if the USA goes belly up...you aren’t getting any more Social Security deposited into your bank account...will the Philipino’s be so charitable to replace that for you?


86 posted on 01/05/2013 3:29:07 AM PST by mdmathis6 ("Barry" Xmas to all and have a rapaciously taxable New Year!)
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To: montanajoe

I have a friend who lives in Costa Rica for part of the year.

He has an escape plan to the USA. He says the natives of Costa Rica are great but there’s always something simmering under the surface that is a constant reminder that he isn’t “one of them”.


87 posted on 01/05/2013 4:07:47 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: AlexW

Do you own any guns? How’s the hunting there?


88 posted on 01/05/2013 4:30:49 AM PST by fulltlt
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To: Kartographer

?


89 posted on 01/05/2013 4:38:48 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,spend it all today;who can take your income,tax it all away..0'Bozo man can :-)
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To: fulltlt

“Do you own any guns? How’s the hunting there?”
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No, I have no guns and I do not know anyone that does.
There is only fishing here.


90 posted on 01/05/2013 5:08:21 AM PST by AlexW
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To: steve86

That’s true, hadn’t thought about that. I live on a farm about 100 miles from Houston Texas, the closest big city. Not as far away as I’d like, but I think I can make it here,unless we are completely overrun.


91 posted on 01/05/2013 5:10:48 AM PST by Quickgun (I came here screaming and covered in someone else's blood. I can go out that way if I have to)
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To: mdmathis6

“.you aren’t getting any more Social Security deposited into your bank account..”
_________________________________________

Gee, I might have to give up my G-Sat TV, and my ltr of wine per day, but I will survive.
I would feel much more secure here then if I were back in the USSA when SHTF.


92 posted on 01/05/2013 5:12:33 AM PST by AlexW
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To: TexasTransplant

“PS PS I am fresh Out of Beer and Bluster”
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Thank God for that, and only he knows what the H you were talking about.
I hope you at least had sweet dreams.


93 posted on 01/05/2013 5:21:55 AM PST by AlexW
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To: Kartographer

Keep the faith. Stand your ground.


94 posted on 01/05/2013 5:40:39 AM PST by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: Kartographer

To paraphrase Dante (and, being reminded of Reagan’s view of America as the worlds last, best hope): “All ye who exit here, abandon hope.”

No. The reality is this: If you are placing your stock and confidence in this world, then America is the place where you must take your stand. To go anyplace else and think that what is happening here won’t “catch you up” there, is, in my view, an error in judgment. In America alone, the exercise of liberty has found its greatest expression. Do not expect to find anything resembling its (liberty’s) equal anywhere else.


95 posted on 01/05/2013 5:49:36 AM PST by MarDav
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To: montanajoe
I'd strongly suggest anyone contemplating moving to give it a try for at least 6 months...

And to give the more mundane experiences a try while they are at it. I'd suggest, for an authetic experience:

1) Stand in line at a bank for a withdrawal, on pay day.

2) Have a lovely drive through a major traffic area during "rush hour"

3) Utilize some of the fine public services available such as the "post office", if that country actually has a postal service. Many do not.

4) Request help from one of the local emergency services. Try calling an ambulance or request emergency medical care. I don't suggest you wait until you actually need it to determine the type of response you'll get.

5) And I don't suggest this at all, but it's an "authentic experience" - take a lovely stroll a few blocks outside of the nice area you selected for you and your family to live. Be "neighborly" as these are your neighbors...

Hey, if you can deal with these experiences on a daily basis, maybe you'll do fine! I'm just sayin'...these are some things a lot of folks won't consider on a few weeks vacation.

96 posted on 01/05/2013 5:59:33 AM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Salamander
"I’m on the Mason/Dixon and it’s too frickin’ cold."

Do you know that the Mason-Dixon Line is part of the southern boundary of Pennsylvania? I was born and raised in PA and it is too cold for this old man.

97 posted on 01/05/2013 6:11:02 AM PST by OldEagle
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To: Windflier

My ancestor was 17 years old when he was shot in the leg delivering dispatches to General Washington. Sorry, I am not 17 any more.


98 posted on 01/05/2013 6:13:10 AM PST by MrsEmmaPeel (a government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take everything you have)
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To: FortWorthPatriot
I don’t know any other way to express this.

You expressed it beautifully. Your post 35 is a classic, and many here can relate to it.

You articulated,at least for me, what I have been feeling but unable to put into words.

Many thanks.

99 posted on 01/05/2013 6:24:31 AM PST by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: Kartographer
The thing is, here in the U.S. there still are millions of God fearing patriots. I live in a community of decent, church going, hard working, charitable, good folks who are also a lot more right than left despite it being New England. If a newspaper were to map the gun owners, the towns in our area would be a giant red blob.

Find a community of Old School Americans and make friends, hunt together, volunteer as a firefighter, get involved, do what you have to do to know everyone, and learn whom you can trust and who has your back and whose back you'll have on that black day when the government throws the switch and kills the internet/cell service to the entire region and the battery operated radios are reporting either static or telling people to stay inside their homes - that's the day the balloon goes up and the jackboots are already en route.

100 posted on 01/05/2013 6:41:39 AM PST by Sirius Lee (Get your hair clippers, Patriots! The Vichy Republicans asked for it. 2014!)
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