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"Alas, Brave New Babylon" new fiction by Matt Bracken
Western Rifle Shooters Association ^ | August 26, 2013 | Matthew Bracken

Posted on 08/26/2013 6:20:36 AM PDT by Travis McGee

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To: Travis McGee

BTW, when my niece and nephew are ready, I will provide them this story...

For the time being they will be getting a new Kindle device with all the good stuff including your novels...I think they can handle it, and will eventually want more...This will be the next installment...

Theyh are going to have a great Christmas...I know I shouldn’t wait, but I figure its only a little over a month from now, and I think they’ll be ok, till then...

They have their favorite uncle to lean on, for now...

Somehow, a part of me wished this country really wasn’t so screwed up, as it is with these liberal/socialist people at the helm...


341 posted on 11/18/2013 6:35:48 PM PST by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: stevie_d_64

We’re just in the early stages of screwed up. If you think it was bad on the Titanic five minutes after hitting the berg, think about five hours.


342 posted on 11/20/2013 6:49:27 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee

Yep, considering the water was pretty darn chilly before those folks even figured it out...The hard way...

We are certainly on the same boat...Right???


343 posted on 11/21/2013 3:40:48 AM PST by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: Travis McGee

Thanks for posting that link — helpful analogy. Don’t want to lose it.

http://www.backwoodsengineer.com/2013/11/a-collapse-73-years-ago-and-another-one.html


344 posted on 11/21/2013 7:09:16 AM PST by cyn (Benghazi.)
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To: stevie_d_64

Yep. It’s lifeboat time for sure. I’ve written a new 3K piece called “Get Yourself a Thirty-Footer and Go!” It’ll be out in a few days, and I’ll tack it onto the end of the Anthology on Kindle.


345 posted on 11/24/2013 5:43:16 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee

Does it describe how to learn to operate said thirty-footer?


346 posted on 11/24/2013 11:12:07 AM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: DuncanWaring

It’s easy enough to learn. If you can sail a 14 footer you can sail a 40 footer more easily.


347 posted on 12/01/2013 4:23:51 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee

Is it (theoretically) possible to sail a small boat from Lake Michigan to the Mississippi river?


348 posted on 12/01/2013 5:08:23 PM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Travis McGee

Ping for later re-read and thanks again


349 posted on 12/02/2013 12:59:33 PM PST by GraceG
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To: Travis McGee

Bump for later read!


350 posted on 12/07/2013 8:58:57 AM PST by mcmuffin (Freedom's On The March - Wave Goodbye!)
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To: Travis McGee

Bump for later reading.

Have read two of your books so far and they are excellent.

Merry Christmas, Matt!


351 posted on 12/24/2013 8:59:56 AM PST by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: Travis McGee

PFLR


352 posted on 12/25/2013 6:18:26 AM PST by rfreedom4u (Your feelings don't trump my free speech!)
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To: exit82

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year back to you.


353 posted on 12/26/2013 10:48:02 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee

Thank you once again, Matt. Merry Christmas to you and yours.


354 posted on 12/27/2013 9:16:16 AM PST by Old Sarge (And Good Evening, Agent Smith, wherever you are...)
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To: Old Sarge

And a very happy new year!


355 posted on 01/04/2014 8:41:31 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: AliVeritas

Bookmark.


356 posted on 01/06/2014 1:26:28 PM PST by AliVeritas (Pray/Penance. Isa 5:18-21,10:1-3 "Tempus faciendi, Domine, dissipaverunt legem tuam")
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To: Travis McGee

Seems a clever take from “Dies the Fire” by S. M. Sterling.

In that series, all modern technology quits by magic, and magic itself seems to make a comeback, with multiple gods.

In that series, it is liberals who survive,while conservatives die off because they will not “cooperate”.

99%+ die off.

It is popular among liberals, I understand. I like your take better, because technology still works, it is just not being used.

Too hard for me to suspend disbelief, though. May you attract many of the readers of Sterling’s series.


357 posted on 02/10/2014 5:05:17 PM PST by marktwain (The old media must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: marktwain

The plot has holes, and in reality i think the militia type action by some fed-up patriots as well as looting could be used to justify an increasingly militaristic police type, encouraging and using technology to keep tabs, while it would be incongruous not to have China expanding its territory possible to here, in the end, it is the same unredeemed fallen nature that takes its course.


358 posted on 02/14/2014 7:56:23 AM PST by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a contrite damned+destitute sinner, trust Him to save you, then live 4 Him)
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To: marktwain
I think that if the power goes out, we won't ever discover why it went out, because the news will stop. Even long after JFK or 9-11, competing conspiracy theories abound, and that is will entire libraries of research available online. If the power goes out for any of a dozen reasons from a solar flare to cyber war, I don't think we'll ever truly understand why.

And there won't be any soft landing with a 19th century level of tech. That tech is gone too. Our collapse will just keep on collapsing. The outcomes will resemble either Mad Max anarchy, or North Korean totalitarian govt rule.

359 posted on 02/28/2014 7:02:57 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee

You are correct, of course, if the power goes out and stays out for a considerable period, over the whole world.

I do not find that a likely situation, though it is not impossible.

Shortwave radio receivers are ubiquitous, and even transmitters are widely available that run on very small amounts of easily produced power.

We might not know exactly what happened, but power production and electronic communication are such enormous force multipliers that I find it unlikely that individuals and organizations all over the globe would not be vigorously working on getting systems up and running.


360 posted on 02/28/2014 8:40:40 AM PST by marktwain (The old media must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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