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No, really,: Govt warns of 'zombie apocalypse'
Associated Press ^ | Sept 6, 2012 | Alicia A Caldwell

Posted on 09/07/2012 2:40:55 PM PDT by spaced

"The zombies are coming!" the Homeland Security Department says. Tongue firmly in cheek, the government urged citizens Thursday to prepare for a zombie apocalypse, part of a public health campaign to encourage better preparation for genuine disasters and emergencies. The theory: If you're prepared for a zombie attack, the same preparations will help during a hurricane, pandemic, earthquake or terrorist attack.

(Excerpt) Read more at hosted.ap.org ...


TOPICS: Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: cdc; government; zombieapocalypse
What are these people smoking?
1 posted on 09/07/2012 2:41:01 PM PDT by spaced
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To: spaced

Eh. Its a marketing campaign for emergency preparedness ... no different than people around here that store food, water, ammunition, etc. for a rainy day. We’ve been around long enough to know that its eventually gonna rain. It always rains at some point.

Not a terrible idea.

SnakeDoc


2 posted on 09/07/2012 2:44:35 PM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("I've shot people I like more for less." -- Raylan Givens, Justified)
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To: spaced; RandallFlagg

“The theory: If you’re prepared for a zombie attack, the same preparations will help during a hurricane, pandemic, earthquake or terrorist attack.’

I already work with a bunch of zombies.


3 posted on 09/07/2012 2:45:12 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: spaced

Ok, guess you need an AR then.


5 posted on 09/07/2012 2:46:20 PM PDT by lookout88 (.combat officer's dad)
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To: spaced

Not the smartest public health campaign.


6 posted on 09/07/2012 2:49:51 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: spaced

They must want us to stock up on ammo and get in more range time.


7 posted on 09/07/2012 2:50:49 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: spaced

What type of gun is the DHS recommending we get as part of their hypothetical disaster preparation. I know they keen on hollow point ammo.


8 posted on 09/07/2012 2:51:00 PM PDT by DManA
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To: spaced

OK, everybody, let's not clue these people in that the "zombies" represent the "99 percenters" and the rampaging flash mobs of urban yutes sure to make the streets unpleasant when Obama goes down to a humiliating defeat.

Because then they'd realize that it's racist to make fun of the zombies, and Eric Holder would have to arrest Janet Napolitano for a hate crime.

9 posted on 09/07/2012 2:52:08 PM PDT by Kenton (I love the smell of the Democrat flop sweat in the morning. it smells like... VICTORY!)
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To: spaced; Kenton
Prepare. ya never know.....

zombieobama

10 posted on 09/07/2012 2:59:42 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: spaced
Zombies

We were warned decades ago.. some may not be old enough to remember.

A physician familiar with the threat: . . . you see them sometimes walking around blindly with dead eyes, following orders, not knowing what they do, not caring."

Bob Hope: you mean like Democrats?

11 posted on 09/07/2012 3:01:23 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: DManA

I don’t know what DHS recommends, but Ruger makes this:

http://www.impactguns.com/ruger-lcp-zombie-slayer-380-acp-3721.

I’d prefer a higher capacity and higher caliber.


12 posted on 09/07/2012 3:08:25 PM PDT by paint_your_wagon
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To: All

This week in Charlotte was the largest concentration of zombies in history.


13 posted on 09/07/2012 3:14:55 PM PDT by Terry Mross (2016 THE MOVIE....scarier than any zombie movie.)
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To: blueunicorn6

They think the US is made up of 15-20 year olds. Yet, those are
Not the age group to take warning to an emergency preparation announcements. Their staff needs some professionals on board and less interns trying to be cool.


14 posted on 09/07/2012 3:17:59 PM PDT by HollyB
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To: spaced

Posted here:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2927854/posts


15 posted on 09/07/2012 3:20:13 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: spaced

Vote me into the Whitehouse in November and I would be worse than their worst nightmares. We have children pretending to run this country.


16 posted on 09/07/2012 3:29:51 PM PDT by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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To: dynachrome

We have Zombies running the government


17 posted on 09/07/2012 3:43:01 PM PDT by goodnesswins (What has happened to America?)
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To: SnakeDoctor
It's not the message, it's the medium.

Zombies???

God help us.

The Kenyan must go.

18 posted on 09/07/2012 3:48:28 PM PDT by ex91B10 (We've tried the Soap Box,the Ballot Box and the Jury Box; ONE BOX LEFT!)
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To: HollyB
They think the US is made up of 15-20 year olds. Yet, those are Not the age group to take warning to an emergency preparation announcements. Their staff needs some professionals on board and less interns trying to be cool.

I couldn't agree more. Zombies indeed.

19 posted on 09/07/2012 3:49:31 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: spaced

20 posted on 09/07/2012 3:50:14 PM PDT by ari-freedom
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To: Terry Mross

***This week in Charlotte was the largest concentration of zombies in history.***

Perfect opening for that Bob Hope film clip which I don’t have.


21 posted on 09/07/2012 4:17:14 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: spaced

22 posted on 09/07/2012 5:39:51 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: spaced

‘And, as soon as you get prepared, we’ll put you on the terrorist watch list...’


23 posted on 09/07/2012 9:11:43 PM PDT by Free Vulcan (Election 2012 - America stands or falls. No more excuses. Get involved.)
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