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Doomsday Preppers are Socially Selfish (emergency mgmt. college)
www.emergencymgmt.com ^ | 11-29-12 | Valerie Lucus-McEwen

Posted on 12/02/2012 7:17:14 PM PST by dynachrome

You might wonder why someone like me, who has been in the business of encouraging disaster preparedness for a very long time, is so critical of people who are doing just that. It’s because they are being socially selfish – preparing themselves and the hell with everyone else. Instead of spending time and energy making changes that would benefit the larger community, in their very narrow focus of loyalty they are more concerned about themselves.

Emergency Managers can’t afford that kind of attitude. It is diametrically opposed to everything we do. Our job is to prepare individuals and communities and jurisdictions and regions and – ultimately – the globe for disasters, knowing we won’t always succeed. I could find statistics about how unprepared some citizens are, and then show you hundreds of active and volunteer CERT teams preparing whole communities. In major disasters (think 9-11 or the Christ Church earthquake or Superstorm Sandy), survivors for the most part WANT to help each other.

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KEYWORDS: preppers; selfish; socialism
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Yes, relax and let big mommy gov't take care of it all. You are selfish if you prep for your family and neighbors. You must prep for the community!

You can even earn a degree!

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1 posted on 12/02/2012 7:17:21 PM PST by dynachrome
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To: dynachrome

In the next blog post she sez it is only you ‘doomsday preppers’ that are selfish. Disaster prepping is ok. She got hammered for the original post I guess.

Semi-apology follow up post:

http://www.emergencymgmt.com/emergency-blogs/campus/Doomsday_Disaster_Preppers_Emergency_Management-120212.html


2 posted on 12/02/2012 7:20:42 PM PST by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: dynachrome

This meme has to start somewhere because they need to lay the groundwork. They will confiscate the stuff.


3 posted on 12/02/2012 7:21:10 PM PST by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: dynachrome

The ‘emergency manager’ is retired from Marin County (Ultra Liberal Stronghold).


4 posted on 12/02/2012 7:21:10 PM PST by 45semi (Sufficiently advanced stupidity is indistinguishable from existential evil.-Packwoods Law)
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To: dynachrome
Instead of spending time and energy making changes that would benefit the larger community, in their very narrow focus of loyalty they are more concerned about themselves.

Actually my neighbors and I have joined forces to take care of each other if the need arises.
5 posted on 12/02/2012 7:22:27 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: dynachrome

All generators food guns will be “nationalized” in a super disaster.


6 posted on 12/02/2012 7:23:33 PM PST by TigerClaws
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To: dynachrome
listen you stooopid cow you, take a Midol and go lay down...
7 posted on 12/02/2012 7:24:31 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: dynachrome
Reality is that people will have to learn how to get what they need, or protect what they have in the next four years.

People never thought this could happen in America.

8 posted on 12/02/2012 7:24:40 PM PST by Baynative
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To: dynachrome

I have watched some of the shows.
Seems a bit pointless when one does not know what the disaster will be.
Everyone, of course, should have certain items always on hand, but most of these people seem really nuts, not to mention the time that they are spending on preping for God only knows what.


9 posted on 12/02/2012 7:24:56 PM PST by AlexW
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To: dynachrome

Well, HELL Val...we just thought everyone else could get help from Barry! After all, HE’S the community organizer!!!


10 posted on 12/02/2012 7:25:30 PM PST by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: dynachrome

Sounds to me the subliminal socialistic propaganda messages are taking hold upon every facet of America now, all they rant about is sharing, no man can have more than his neighbor, all must be equal in their misery.


11 posted on 12/02/2012 7:27:11 PM PST by Eye of Unk (A Civil Cold War in America is here, its already been declared.)
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To: riri

The little red hen and the hard working ant are now public enemy #1!!!!!!!!!!!

I wonder what the other farm animals and the grasshoppers will do once the “locusts” descend upon us all?

Well at least they will suffer in the end.....


12 posted on 12/02/2012 7:27:35 PM PST by GraceG
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To: dynachrome

After Katrinna the mayor declared martial law and grabbed guns from citizens.

http://www.amazon.com/The-Great-New-Orleans-Grab/dp/0970981333/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1354504997&sr=8-1&keywords=Great+new+Orleans+gun+grab


13 posted on 12/02/2012 7:28:52 PM PST by TigerClaws
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To: dynachrome; Kartographer

wow!!

being able to feed your family and take care of yourself when the lights go out is SELFISH??

wow


14 posted on 12/02/2012 7:29:00 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Chode

As a cow, not a stuipid one, I find your comment hillarious. :)


15 posted on 12/02/2012 7:29:41 PM PST by GraceG
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To: dynachrome

I wonder how many serious survival situations Valerie Lucus-McEwen has actually personally been through.


16 posted on 12/02/2012 7:30:11 PM PST by jimbobfoster
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To: dynachrome

If people voted for Zer0 and expected him to take care of them then I will help them not. Let them place their demands on Zer0 and not me. Those who work and are the “Makers” I will try to help.


17 posted on 12/02/2012 7:30:44 PM PST by MtnClimber (I did not vote for 0bama, someone else did that!)
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To: dynachrome
It’s because they are being socially selfish – preparing themselves so they aren't a burden on everyone else. and the hell with everyone else.

There. Fixed it.

/johnny

18 posted on 12/02/2012 7:33:23 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: dynachrome

You knew it was coming.


19 posted on 12/02/2012 7:33:34 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: dynachrome
Don't forget to report to your street committee for further instructions.
Poor brainwashed creature.
20 posted on 12/02/2012 7:37:40 PM PST by moose07 (The truth will out, one day.)
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To: dynachrome

Damn communists always looking at others with a jealous eye.


21 posted on 12/02/2012 7:38:14 PM PST by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: TigerClaws

That’s true, and everyone else on the Gulf Coast has said... “oh h#ll no.”

Nobody else will EVER hand over a gun again. Not to the Police, National Guard or Marines.


22 posted on 12/02/2012 7:39:23 PM PST by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: jimbobfoster
I wonder how many serious survival situations Valerie Lucus-McEwen has actually personally been through.

She couldn't make it through one of my standard issue mountain man days.

Wake up before dawn, start coffee, grab a shovel, a roll of TP, and a firearm, and head to the woods...

A few minutes later, after the grinds have settled in the pan, have the first cuppa and a cigarette to start the day and wait for the sun to come up.

First 8 minutes of a standard day.

/johnny

23 posted on 12/02/2012 7:39:40 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: cripplecreek

It’s like they tell you before the plane takes off: If you’re a parent with a child and the oxygen masks fall down, put yours on before you put the child’s on. When firefighters have to make a rescue, they put on all their personal protective equipment on first. You’re in no position to help anyone else if you don’t take care of yourself first. If you don’t, you’re a victim too.


24 posted on 12/02/2012 7:40:47 PM PST by fidelis (Zonie and USAF Cold Warrior)
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To: dynachrome

Communist Obamanation File.


25 posted on 12/02/2012 7:42:46 PM PST by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: dynachrome

If THIS is the type of attitude that emergency preparedness folks have ..... you are MUCH better off to be a ‘prepper’. The comments after her post are almost all taking her to task on her terrible post - I’m guessing she’s wishing she hadn’t said what she said. As one commenter suggested, she should resign her position ..... I think that’s a good idea.


26 posted on 12/02/2012 7:42:45 PM PST by MissMagnolia ("It is when a people forget God that tyrants forge their chains" - Patrick Henry)
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To: JRandomFreeper

That’s twice today I’ve been called selfish by a liberal who just wanted to take something.

The first time was over my opposition to the state buying up all the land in the township so Ann Arbor liberals from the next county over can put in hiking trails at further taxpayer expense.


27 posted on 12/02/2012 7:43:58 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: fidelis
If you’re a parent with a child and the oxygen masks fall down, put yours on before you put the child’s on.

It's also really good to turn to the child and say "Y'ur on your own." (Blazing Saddles preacherman voice).

It helps to motivate them to listen to instructions and pay attention. ;)

/johnny

28 posted on 12/02/2012 7:46:10 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: MissMagnolia

She’s been trying to defend her articles, but not doing a very good job.


29 posted on 12/02/2012 7:48:08 PM PST by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: fidelis

No, you are supposed to help your parasite neighbors first so they can waste all the toilet paper, waste alll the ffood on their pet yappy dogs, waste the bottled water to flush the toilet, and burn all the firewood in a bonfire in the middle of the street......

Of course you are expected to save the parasites and useless trash first while ignore the law of natural selection as long as it is liberal parasites are saved and you are brought down with them...


30 posted on 12/02/2012 7:48:41 PM PST by GraceG
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To: dynachrome

Saw a TV interview the other day where a man was complaining that several people had electrical generators up and running while he had none. He was indignant that those people had generators even though they had purchased them in advance for just such an emergency. The feeling I got was that if he had no generator then no one should have one....have the government redistribute generators?


31 posted on 12/02/2012 7:49:08 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (The law of unintended consequences is an unforgiving and vindictive b!tch!)
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To: cripplecreek
You heartless cruel creature, you!

Yeah... selfish is a term used a lot by people that want something they don't earn.

/johnny

32 posted on 12/02/2012 7:50:48 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: RetiredTexasVet

His next step would be to steal one or have the gov’t. do it for him.


33 posted on 12/02/2012 7:53:20 PM PST by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: dynachrome

Come after my food and you will die!!

Make your own way in this world or lie down and die!!!


34 posted on 12/02/2012 7:54:49 PM PST by dalereed
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To: JRandomFreeper

I give em an earful of Authentic Frontier Gibberish

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ke5Mr5eCF2U


35 posted on 12/02/2012 7:55:06 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: TigerClaws

“All generators food guns will be “nationalized” in a super disaster.”

They will die trying to get it!!


36 posted on 12/02/2012 7:56:54 PM PST by dalereed
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To: dynachrome

Lets see,,,

fifty percent voted for Santa,

that cuts My guilt factor in half.


37 posted on 12/02/2012 7:58:16 PM PST by Big Red Badger
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38 posted on 12/02/2012 7:59:12 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Selfish people project their flaws on others and parasites get the most indignant when you call them on it...


39 posted on 12/02/2012 7:59:18 PM PST by GraceG
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To: jimbobfoster

She was in danger at all the Folsom Street Fairs she attended


40 posted on 12/02/2012 8:00:31 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: dynachrome

Here is real proof she is clueless:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2965041/posts


41 posted on 12/02/2012 8:00:42 PM PST by MCF
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To: dynachrome

Why would I worry about others who can be doing the same thing themselves? Sorry not going to feed anyone outside of the family if SHTF.


42 posted on 12/02/2012 8:03:09 PM PST by chris_bdba
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To: cripplecreek

Are you allowed to hunt on that land at this time?
The huggers like hiking & Biking trails because they have a way to stop hunting.


43 posted on 12/02/2012 8:03:58 PM PST by fudimo
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To: jimbobfoster
She was in NO danger at all the Folsom Street Fairs she attended /fixed
44 posted on 12/02/2012 8:04:04 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: cripplecreek
I actually look a lot like Gabby Johnson, without the hat.

/johnny

45 posted on 12/02/2012 8:04:04 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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If you try to warn people that they should be prepared for an extended emergency the vast majority won’t listen and they’ll call you a kook. I wonder how many people who were/are affected by hurricane Sandy had ignored warnings to prep?

And, if you do prep. . . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QdvGnKaI54 Watch the first minute. If you don’t want to watch, it’s Rand Paul saying the gov’t views you as a suspected terrorist if you have 7 days worth of food. Think about that, the gov’t says you’re an enemy of the State if you’re prepared for an emergency. Is there anybody left who thinks they have your best interests at heart?


46 posted on 12/02/2012 8:06:15 PM PST by Hayride
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To: TigerClaws

I have never understood why people do not inherently realize this and ‘conduct their business’ IE talk about their prepping activities so openly on the net.

Sit down, shut up and do what you need to do to get ready for hell without painting a damn target on your back folks!

Sheesh!


47 posted on 12/02/2012 8:06:23 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: fidelis

“You’re in no position to help anyone else if you don’t take care of yourself first. If you don’t, you’re a victim too.”

It seems to me that this is what the woman writing the article would prefer—that everyone in an emergency should be dependent on the government. I’m sure the people are much more easily controlled and subdued when they are not able to care for themselves. I find her attitude sickening.


48 posted on 12/02/2012 8:07:04 PM PST by MNGal
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To: GraceG

“Selfish people project their flaws on others and parasites get the most indignant when you call them on it...”

Yes, and we’re supposed to believe that the parasites that voted for Obama weren’t doing it for “mo’ money mo’ money mo’ money” and Obama phones....


49 posted on 12/02/2012 8:07:13 PM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: fudimo
Are you allowed to hunt on that land at this time? The huggers like hiking & Biking trails because they have a way to stop hunting.

Its private land right now but there are increasing restrictions on other state land in the area. The fact that the legislature just passed a bill that the state can't buy land without a set plan for what they want to do with it is why the liberals are all stirred up. They're also mad that the legislature says they (the state) have to pay double the local taxes on the land.
50 posted on 12/02/2012 8:10:48 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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