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Official NBC Revolution TV Series Thread
NBC | 9-18-12 | Trailhkr1

Posted on 09/18/2012 6:58:56 AM PDT by trailhkr1

Revolution takes place in a post-apocalyptic future. Fifteen years earlier, an unknown phenomenon disabled all advanced technology on the planet, ranging from computers and electronics to car engines, jet engines, and batteries. People were forced to adapt to a world without technology, and due to the collapse of public order, many areas are ruled by warlords and militias. The series focuses on the Matheson family, who possess an item that is the key to not only finding out what happened fifteen years ago, but also a possible way to reverse its effects. However, they must elude various enemy groups who want to possess that power for themselves


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Anybody watch it last night? Show looks promising. Had a "Lost" feel to it with a cliffhanger at the end and still trying to figure out the characters. When I saw the DOS computer the first thing that came to mind was Dharma and 4, 8, 15, 16, 23 and 42 LOL.

1. Anyone want to make a guess what is the medallions significance?

2. Who is the black woman at the end?

1 posted on 09/18/2012 6:59:00 AM PDT by trailhkr1
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Fifteen years earlier, an unknown phenomenon disabled all advanced technology on the planet, ranging from computers and electronics to car engines, jet engines, and batteries.

Unknown my a$$! It was the DEMOCRATS!...............

2 posted on 09/18/2012 7:01:09 AM PDT by Red Badger (Anyone who thinks wisdom comes with age is either too young or too stupid to know the difference....)
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NBC? Nothing But Communists?

Sorry, I’ll miss that one.


3 posted on 09/18/2012 7:04:49 AM PDT by brownsfan (Voting for Obama again is like backing the Titanic up and hitting the iceburg again!)
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Tired of post-apocalyptic, vampire and “new normal” (read: homosexual) shows. Think I’ll stick with Turner Classic Movies.


4 posted on 09/18/2012 7:05:52 AM PDT by NRA1995 (I'll cling to my religion, cigars and guns till they're pried from my cold dead fingers!)
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2. Who is the black woman at the end?

That's easy. She is the founder of the Dharma Initiative.

5 posted on 09/18/2012 7:06:05 AM PDT by newheart (At what point does policy become treason?)
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To: trailhkr1

S M Stirling has had a long running series of novels based on this idea.


6 posted on 09/18/2012 7:09:11 AM PDT by Daveinyork
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the big question I have is whether the power went off due to an EMP or something else. Obviously the results look like an EMP, but there is no indication that it was a weapon, so the door is open for something else.

Should be a fun ride. I’m a big fan of JJ Abrams.

Bad Robot.


7 posted on 09/18/2012 7:09:55 AM PDT by newheart (At what point does policy become treason?)
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To: Daveinyork

The series “Jericho” was well done.


8 posted on 09/18/2012 7:10:07 AM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: trailhkr1

>>1. Anyone want to make a guess what is the medallions significance?

>>2. Who is the black woman at the end?

Do you remember Jericho? The black woman at the end is the black man from Jericho: the secret agent working for the Cheney-esque man who destroyed the world for his own gain. She is the teaser to warn us that there is a fully-functioning world that is being withheld from the masses by people with an evil profit motive.

The medallion is the key to turning off the machinery that.... does something that defies physics by turning off all electricity but allowing nerve impulses and lightning to still work. And just when you are about to suspend disbelief over this, they show you an old MSDOS PC and electric light in an attic that is working.

This show has so many plot holes that its just ridiculous. Its set in a primitive world where the beautiful people have perfect teeth, wonderful hair, toned bodies, and nice leather clothing. They shoot high-tech crossbows that require aluminum bolts that never get lost or broken and even the strings are still in perfect shape after 15 years.


9 posted on 09/18/2012 7:13:47 AM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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I thought it was lame.

Those folks sure do dress well to have been without power and most of life’s conveniences for 15 years. Pure style.

Where did all the water come from? How does losing electricity cause churches to be submerged?

We’re supposed to believe that one retired middle-aged soldier with nothing but a sword defeats a batallion with his only help a teenage girl and a shapely blonde (of course) woman with an accent.

Do these people ever eat? Plenty of alcohol.

I’m all in for a good sci-fi story, and LOST hooked me, but the jury is out on this one and not feeling very friendly.


10 posted on 09/18/2012 7:18:40 AM PDT by Jedidah
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What’s the name of the female character with the bow-
Liz Warren?


11 posted on 09/18/2012 7:18:51 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: trailhkr1

All I know is that it is another alternate world where the Cubs can’t win the World Series.


12 posted on 09/18/2012 7:23:52 AM PDT by glorgau
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On the back of the medallion these words are printed in code:

“It’s Bush’s Fault.”


13 posted on 09/18/2012 7:24:45 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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The premise seems too farfetched for me.

After fifteen years, the population were too stupid to figure out how to develop things?

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I watched Lost for a couple of seasons, but it got worse as it went on. Recall the tall waving grass that waved for several episodes, only to find a polar bear cub causing it. But hey, if one polar bear in the tropics is good, why not two???

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Many of these shows start out sort of okay, but either the writers run out of ideas or they just get lazy.

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RE: Lost. The guy who played the young doctor was on one of the talkshows. He said the episodes in the first season seemed ‘thrown together’ because they were. They [writers and actors] didn’t expect Lost to get past 4 episodes, so, when it turned out to be a hit, they were in panic mode to develop the plot and more episodes.


14 posted on 09/18/2012 7:29:13 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Jedidah

If the women look that good in an apocalyptic world 15 years later sign me up immediately.


15 posted on 09/18/2012 7:31:29 AM PDT by MNlurker
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Oh no. She’s using a CROSSBOW. That’s so you don’t confuse her with the female character with a bow in Hunger Games.


16 posted on 09/18/2012 7:32:37 AM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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1. Anyone want to make a guess what is the medallions significance?

I know what I thought when I saw it.

Medallion:

Photobucket

Black Stone of Kabah:

Photobucket

17 posted on 09/18/2012 7:32:55 AM PDT by KittenClaws (You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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I miss Jericho.
18 posted on 09/18/2012 7:33:25 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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>>On the back of the medallion these words are printed in code:

>>“It’s Bush’s Fault.”

Now you spoiled it for everyone!! Just like in Jericho where the head bad guy was Dick Cheney, I guess the head bad guy in this one will look a lot like Mitt Romney or maybe Paul Ryan.


19 posted on 09/18/2012 7:35:39 AM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: trailhkr1

Missed it, but it looks like they are replaying it on Wednesday.


20 posted on 09/18/2012 7:36:42 AM PDT by Betis70 ("Leading from Behind" gets your Ambassador killed)
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To: TigerClaws

In S M Stirling’s series, the laws of physics mysteriously change, in a twentieth century mysteriously left behind when the Island of Nantucket is hurled back in time to the bronze age.

The first three novels deal with the residents of Nantucket adapting to and influencing the world in the bronze age.

Then Stirling started a series showing the world left behind, in which many laws of physics change. Electricity and explosives suddenly don’t work, and neither internal nor external combustion engines work. the workd is suddenly in the pre gunpowder iron age. Billions die of starvation, disease, and predation from animals and people who adapt better.

The result is a collection of feudal warlord dominated political entities.


21 posted on 09/18/2012 7:38:25 AM PDT by Daveinyork
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>>After fifteen years, the population were too stupid to figure out how to develop things?

The event also caused everyone to start thinking like a liberal with an Ethinic Studies degree.

“Why kill animals for meat? Just go to the grocery stores and get it.”

“Electric cars don’t pollute or use energy. You just plug them into the wall.”

“A muslim who cuts your head off is just a misunderstood victim of colonialism, but a Christian who eats a chicken sandwich is EVIL!!”

A world full of these people could not figure out how to make a permanent magnet generator.


22 posted on 09/18/2012 7:40:52 AM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: trailhkr1
I have it on my DVR (because I was ready for some football last night). The premise seemed to be a little silly. Even with some massive EMP burst, people would be working to rebuild generators that day to get some local electrical service running, if for nothing else than to run some water pumps. And how many days would it take for people to rig up some wood powered steam engines?
23 posted on 09/18/2012 7:46:42 AM PDT by KarlInOhio ("Government is the only thing that we all belong to"=implicit repeal of the 13th amendment for all.)
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I tried to watch this show, but the actors were dressed for New York Fashion Week.

Apparently Cosmetic Dentistry doesn’t require electricity.

Also, good to see that Proactiv skin care products can be distributed so widely without infomercials and FedEx.


24 posted on 09/18/2012 7:47:07 AM PDT by JerseyHighlander
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I caught about 10 minutes of it.. I had to turn it off.

I must say, that was quite the fashionable maroon leather outfit the girl had on.. (shakes head)


25 posted on 09/18/2012 7:58:10 AM PDT by RikaStrom ("To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize." ~Voltaire)
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To: Jedidah
Where did all the water come from? How does losing electricity cause churches to be submerged?

Well I figure the dam or levy broke..

26 posted on 09/18/2012 8:15:29 AM PDT by trailhkr1
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I must say, that was quite the fashionable maroon leather outfit the girl had on..

She is definitely easy on the eyes. BTW Elizabeth Mitchell who played Juliette in Lost is going to be major character in the series.


27 posted on 09/18/2012 8:21:06 AM PDT by trailhkr1
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Looks like a Hunger Games rip-off, and of course nowadays only females can be heroes.


28 posted on 09/18/2012 8:24:24 AM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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The odd thing about all these throw back shows, is how we never get thrown back to the reality of men being the overwhelmingly dominate sex.


29 posted on 09/18/2012 8:34:56 AM PDT by ansel12
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Watched the preview last week. Sure, you have to suspend belief...much like a Jay Carney press conference. But at least this is only TV!!

I am a fan of J.J. Abrams, so I will watch at least another episode or two and see how it shapes up.

I also tried to watch the new Fox offering “Mob Doctor” last night. Stupid premise, bad acting and generally dull. Turned it off after ten minutes.


30 posted on 09/18/2012 8:42:44 AM PDT by Donkey Odious
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15 years, and no steam technology replacing what was lost?

Only the bad guy has a semi-automatic weapon, and apparently revolver technology has been lost, too?

Everyone in central Illinois decided that after this event gun control by a benevolent tyrant was OK?

The chick does look like she just stepped off the Hunger games set.

I’ll probably catch it if I’m flipping channels and land on it by happen stance, or when it hits net-flix instant watch. Until that time, it’s not on the calendar.


31 posted on 09/18/2012 8:44:11 AM PDT by Turbo Pig (...to close with and destroy the enemy...)
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shoot high-tech crossbows that require aluminum bolts that never get lost or broken and even the strings are still in perfect shape after 15 years.

And eye glasses. First thing I thought of was the Twilight episode of guy who lived to read books but his glasses broke first thing after the disaster. Yes, the show was exactly like the handful of other disaster shows. Don't know why I was expecting it to rise above but it failed. The kung fu Rambo dude who wiped out an entire squad of militia practically single handedly and the evil militia hunky boyfriend who rats out the girl, uh, no, five minutes later saves the girl, uh, no, goes back to the militia. Uh, no, that asthma medicine isn't going to work after all those years and what's with the brother being so weak he's practically bedridden? And about that black woman, she violated the first rule of any restistance - keep it on the down low and do not advertise that you have something muy importante behind a door with so many locks and bolts that it's straight out of a cartoon. Am I going to watch this again? Uh, no.

32 posted on 09/18/2012 8:47:24 AM PDT by bgill
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I need to find the manufacturer of that AC/DC tshirt if it holds up that well after 15 years.


33 posted on 09/18/2012 8:55:34 AM PDT by bgill
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The event 15 years ago was the election of Obama to a second term.
The medallion is the medal he gave himself when he proclaimed himself olympic basketball, pool and drawing champion.
The woman is actually Obama himself.

Obama essentially realizes that it wasn’t necessary for anyone to Go Galt. He drove the producers and creators out of society without their choosing to leave, so ‘Revolution’ is a sort of passive take on Ayn Rand.


34 posted on 09/18/2012 8:58:07 AM PDT by HannibalHamlinJr
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I need to find the manufacturer of that AC/DC tshirt if it holds up that well after 15 years.

Wow, Tough crowd that does not think things through..with most of the world population gone there would be a ton of unused clothes in old homes. If I lived through this I would never wear anything twice, just pitch it and rifle through clothing stores, closets in homes etc. for the next days wear.

As for eye glasses same thing, they would be everywhere...find a set that matched my needs.

as for the other poster mentioning why no steam power maybe that is being used in other areas and they are more advanced??? Why are some people still living on earth today in AC comfort and some still living like it's 1750?

35 posted on 09/18/2012 9:04:24 AM PDT by trailhkr1
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what's with the brother being so weak he's practically bedridden?

If you ran for your life over the past 14-15 hours from a militia out to kill you(on horseback no less) I would think you would be tired too.

36 posted on 09/18/2012 9:08:38 AM PDT by trailhkr1
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To: Daveinyork

Loved the first few books in Stirling’s Emberverse, but the last couple have seemed like he is reaching for a reason to keep writing.


37 posted on 09/18/2012 9:10:12 AM PDT by Zippo44 (Liberal: another word for poltroon.)
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Ugh. Forget about it. (Thought it was on tonight, acutally.) Just as well, I was taping other stuff last night because I wasn’t watching anything in real time.


38 posted on 09/18/2012 9:15:38 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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15 years, and no steam technology replacing what was lost?

That was my immediate thought as well. You can't disable pressurized, heated water kept in a contained vessel. No matter how you say "Physics all went haywire!"

It would be a certainty that farming with steam-powered implements would be a mainstay in the first Spring after the apocalypse. In fact, I would have expected a fully formed economic system after only a few months of un-powered life, mostly built on the bartering of necessities and agricultural goods.

39 posted on 09/18/2012 9:29:58 AM PDT by GreenAccord (Bacon Akbar)
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I’m reading the last one. I hope it’s the one that makes the connection, and that we find out how William Walker’s daughter, or other decendents, have caused the whole mess.


40 posted on 09/18/2012 9:47:16 AM PDT by Daveinyork
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Those folks sure do dress well to have been without power and most of life’s conveniences for 15 years.

ahahaha - assumptions are often far removed from facts on the ground.

Ummm- people managed to dress well, build well, live well -for tens of thousands of years before electricity, which has only been around for a blips-worth ot time.

Indeed, I, myself, grew up on a farm in a community that had no electricity until the early 1950's. WE had a good life - a largely independent life. Beautiful home and outbuildings built by my great grandfather in 1848.

Going back further, to 1620, one of my 8th great great grandfathers, Capt Myles Standish - whom most folks surmise only had a blunderbuss for a weapon - well, he DID have one, but he also had a mighty fine rifle - capable of carrying shot true up to 200 yards. And Standish was a marksman with it. His demonstrations of his marksmanship impressed the 'locals'.

John Alden, one of my 7th great great grandfathers, had a fine 50 cal. rifle that could carry at least 150 yds true. The rifle is in the museum - inspection shows the barrel could still withstand being shot today - altho' the stock may not hold.

I wouldn't assume that people without electricity after 15 years would be dirty ragamuffins, etc.

Here's an amusing piece Capt. Myles Standish.

(copy/paste link)

http://www.badassoftheweek.com/standish.html

41 posted on 09/18/2012 10:15:50 AM PDT by maine-iac7 (Christian is as Christian does....)
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Didn’t care for the show. Got wrapped up in LOST....tired of shows you have to watch for 5 years to find out a crappy “secret”. No thanks. My take is the necklace holds the information that PEOPLE destroyed the technology on purpose to “Save” the enviroment. The people were lied to about a coming global disaster and they destroyed the technology to save the Earth. Basicly Enviro-wackos did it! LOL


42 posted on 09/18/2012 11:00:34 AM PDT by jakerobins
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>>what’s with the brother being so weak he’s practically bedridden?

I forgot about that one. He lives in a 19th century world and every little exertion or breath of pollen incapacitates him to the point of death. But he’s healthy looking, buff, and with a nice head of shiny hair.

And the “door full o’locks”!!! Yeah. No one’s ever going to kick that door down to see what’s so important!

If I watch it again, it will only be to laugh at the stupidity of this show. Because you know its only going to get worse.


43 posted on 09/18/2012 11:15:56 AM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: maine-iac7

I, too, descend from the earliest colonists, and I still live in the old house my great-grandparents built more than a century ago. No electricity till the REA came in during WWII, and I grew up without AC. I can milk a cow, use an outhouse and make my own clothes.

That has nothing whatsoever to do with the silliness of that TV show.

It was pure Hollywood. We were asked to believe that designer duds looked as good as new after 15 years of wear in a primitive society.

The premise of the show was interesting, but the 15 year flash forward did not work. They needed to develop the storyline and characters.

I give it a month, tops.


44 posted on 09/18/2012 11:50:14 AM PDT by Jedidah
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I’ve had it with these open ended shows. I got hooked on The X-Files only to have it end with a whimper. I got hooked on Lost only to sit through a terrible final show. Not to mention all the other shows with open ended themes being cancelled before the truth was revealed. The ONLY television show that was done right was Firefly. They followed the cancellation with a movie, “Serenity,” that tied everything up in a nice, neat bow.


45 posted on 09/18/2012 12:05:16 PM PDT by klgator
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BTW...the “kung fu Rambo dude” who kicked ass on all those militia types sent to get him was none other than Billy Burke....

...who plays Bella’s dad, Charlie Swan, in the ‘Twilight’ films.

I’ll take a flying guess that the black woman worked with the guy that got killed towards the beginning, and they were working on some sort of power distribution system that didn’t require wires, but something went haywire and altered the very nature of artificially-generated energy.

Hey...it’s as good as anything else someone could come up with.


46 posted on 09/18/2012 12:05:33 PM PDT by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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Not a Twilight fan but did notice it had that quality to it.


47 posted on 09/18/2012 12:14:36 PM PDT by bgill
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To: trailhkr1

They need to bring back Jericho. I am not watching a post apocalyptic show that has no guns.


48 posted on 09/18/2012 12:25:19 PM PDT by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: newheart
The big question I have is whether the power went off due to an EMP or something else. Obviously the results look like an EMP, but there is no indication that it was a weapon, so the door is open for something else.

I'd say EMP for "computers and electronics to car engines, jet engines" since all are reduced to computer control along with utility services in big cities but "batteries" are simple electrochemical devices and would not be subject to EMP if not in circuit. The big question for me is what happened to all the diesel engines? I've seen diesel power applied to Amish grain mills. Starters are compressed air powered so no electricity anywhere and no EMP failure mode. Everything from farm/construction equipment to highway haulers would be up and running unless the "BAD Ju-Ju" is something else.

Regards,
GtG

49 posted on 09/18/2012 4:06:18 PM PDT by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: newheart

“the big question I have is whether the power went off due to an EMP or something else.”

Early in the episode one of the characters was talking to some children and he said that “physics just stopped working,” so that’ll excuse most logic and reason.

But I was happy to see that modern firearms still worked, as one of the militia men had a desert eagle. But apparently most of the good guns and bullets are not available to the masses.


50 posted on 09/19/2012 6:35:37 AM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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