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Posted on 05/13/2012 3:20:10 PM PDT by Kartographer
I am a deputy sheriff in Louisiana and patrol primarily on the night shift. A few nights ago my shift was alerted that the main city in our parish was under a complete "black out", meaning a total loss of ALL electricity. The reason for the blackout was unknown but the repercussions were great. The power stayed out for a mere hour and a half, but that was all it took to cause chaos all throughout the city. In this hour and a half multiple shootings occurred, multiple wrecks occurred on the highways and city streets, and multiple stores and businesses were broken into and looted due to security systems malfunctioning. All within that small hour and a half. It really shows how fragile the order in our cities hangs in the balance. People who would probably have been watching television or engaging in other peaceful activities, were gathering in the streets starting fights. All because the lights and tv turned off. Wow. Only a handful of people had nothing to worry about because they were prepared with a few necessities such as: flashlights, food, water, protection (I.e. Rifle, handgun, or shotgun).
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Sounds racist to me, say Maxine Waters.
Let’s hope the idiots don’t show for this thread!
Parties seem to form spontaneously, if there isn't a downpour and high winds.
Protocol is for those without gensets to provide adult beverages.
Have not had to use my Honda yet, but nice knowing it is there. No idea who else here has one, or how long their cords are. Reminds me it is overtime to run the thing for a bit.
As I have said before, in the event of a major breakdown/catastrophe, you have maybe six hours before the shelves are stripped bare.
ANYONE who doesn’t have two weeks (at least) of provisions set aside will be in serious, serious trouble.
Three dozen eggs and two cases of baked beans? What’s that gonna cost you? Maybe thirty bucks, and it could SAVE YOUR LIFE!!
Must be Amish causing all the trouble....
Here in NJ last October lost power for 3 days because of
freak blizzard which topple trees onto power lines , some
people I know in CT lost it for a week
No rioting, looting, arson, etc....
Depends on the people involved - Obama’s vs Americans
“Depends on the people involved - Obamas vs Americans”
Here in Florida it doesn’t seem to matter. Either they are moral law abiding people or they aren’t.
Maybe more blackouts are the solution. I know someone who said give them guns and drugs and they start shooting one another. Sad, but predictable.
I’m kind of surprized no night vision goggles or binocs on his list. They can be had for under $300. Something on my list to buy soon.
I hear that!!! Last week our neighborhood lost power for about 2 hours, right around dusk. Within 10 min most of out cul de sac was in my front yard (not sure if it was because we are in the center, or because my dear neighbors took pity on my 8 mo pregnant waddles and didn’t want to make me walk). We promptly had someone with a phone playing pandora radio and my phone was playing the local police scanner. Meanwhile... Every man managed to find their way through their dark homes to their dark refrigerators and returned with beer. No stubbed toes. The beer tracking ability in the male is very good. ;)
No looting, no shooting, just a bunch of kids playing in the yards after their usual bedtimes, and random spontaneous block party.
That’s a damn good protocol you have there.
The really cheap NVGs are Gen 1 and are made in Russia or China and some of them emit unsafe levels of radiation. Be careful about what you buy. Also, they require batteries, so in any EOTWAWKI scenario, they will only be useful until battery supplies are exhausted.
If anyone is serious about buying NVGs, get Gen 3 or 4. Expensive, but well worth it.
Very interesting, thank you. Exactly so.
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