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Look what is happening right before your eyes and take heed. There’s a Great Storm coming you can feel it.

Listen to what the bible says: A prudent man sees danger and takes refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it. NIV Proverbs 22:3

One of the things that will hurt is the fact that many will not except that a breakdown is occurring even as they watch it happening before their eyes. Why don’t they realize it?It’s caused by a condition called ‘Normalcy Bias’ a mental state people enter when facing a disaster.

It causes people to underestimate both the possibility of a disaster occurring and its possible effects. This often results in situations where people fail to adequately prepare for a disaster, and on a larger scale, the failure of governments to include the populace in its disaster preparations. The assumption that is made in the case of the normalcy bias is that since a disaster never has occurred then it never will occur. It also results in the inability of people to cope with a disaster once it occurs. People with a normalcy bias have difficulties reacting to something they have not experienced before. People also tend to interpret warnings in the most optimistic way possible, seizing on any ambiguities to infer a less serious situation.

A good article on ‘Normalcy Bias’ is on our own ChocChipCookies Blog The Survival Mom:

http://thesurvivalmom.com/2010/12/29/normalcy-bias/

You either prepare and stand on your own beholden to no one or you become dependent on others to provide your basic needs and become their ‘serf’. Me I don’t want to be beholden to anyone for providing what is needed for me and mine. I certainly don’t want to have to kiss some ‘gubberment’ third class bureaucratic to try and coax some help from them, I don’t want some ‘jack booted’ thug herding me in line and telling me where to stand, sit, eat or sleep. And last but not least I don’t want to be shut up in with a bunch of ‘zombies’ and have to worry about not only trying to get basic necessities but having to fight to keep what I manage to get.

Its your choice you can prep or you can stand around on a bridge waiting for FEMA to bring you a bottle of water, a MRE, a warm blanket and a kiss for your boo-boo and maybe you can even get your picture as you stand there on the national news.

For those who are just starting or are old hands at prepping you may find my Preparedness Manual helpful. You can download it at:

http://tomeaker.com/kart/Preparedness1j.pdf NOTE! THIS IS A FREE DOWNLOAD. I DO NOT MAKE ONE CENT OFF MY PREPAREDNESS MANUAL!

For those of you who haven’t started already it’s time to prepare almost past time maybe. You needed to be stocking up on food guns, ammo, basic household supplies like soap, papergoods, cleaning supplies, good sturdy clothes including extra socks, underwear and extra shoes and boots, a extra couple changes of oil and filters for your car, tools, things you buy everyday start buying two and put one up.

As the LDS say “When the emergency is upon us the time for preparedness has past.”

Again I like to recomend FReeper’s ChocoChipCookie Blog The Survival Mom (Please Blog Police let this one slide!) Where you can get lots of useful information like:

http://thesurvivalmom.com/2011/11/20/8-morale-boosters-for-any-worst-case-scenario/

http://thesurvivalmom.com/2010/02/02/survival-priorities-the-rule-of-three/

And More

“There is no greater disaster than to underestimate danger. Underestimation can be fatal.”

1 posted on 12/21/2012 8:33:45 PM PST by Kartographer
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To: appalachian_dweller; OldPossum; DuncanWaring; VirginiaMom; CodeToad; goosie; kalee; ...

Preppers’ PING!!


2 posted on 12/21/2012 8:37:27 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

Coming to a neighborhood near you, given four more years of Chicago Jesus. Merry Christmas.


3 posted on 12/21/2012 8:37:27 PM PST by john drake
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To: Kartographer

I’m hungry, I think I need to go get some more food..............


4 posted on 12/21/2012 8:37:41 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Kartographer

Maybe the sheeple are starting to figure out that this equality/socialism crap really means long-term poverty and they are looting the luxuries they may never see again.


6 posted on 12/21/2012 8:42:42 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Kartographer; docbnj
Argentina Deploys Troops to Contain Looting
7 posted on 12/21/2012 8:42:42 PM PST by blam
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To: Mears

bfl


9 posted on 12/21/2012 8:47:43 PM PST by Mears
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To: Kartographer

It is this violent culture= violent games/movies + no-fault, anything goes lifestyle being taught as normal by government schools and the Hollywierd/MSM plus the fact that our past couple of generations have been dumbed and numbed down ON PURPOSE.

All of it together = cultural rot and depravity on a scale that hasn’t been seen since Sodom and Gomorrah. Sure, once upon a time perverted Roman rulers or in some times the ELITE lived horribly deplorable lifestyles... today it is almost EVERYONE or at least you would think so from the “pop-culture” and this simply encourages it.

The end of this road is uglier than anything this planet has ever seen. Your true rights can be thrown out the window in exchange for “rights of the moment” that will be thrown out when convenient. The result is not going to be nearly as organized and controlled as Huxley dreamed up. AT least not for a long time as the largest part of the population falls into barbarism that eats itself up.

What we are seeing from these crazies today will become more and more common in the near future, these are the logical products of our sick culture


11 posted on 12/21/2012 8:52:32 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Kartographer

It is this violent culture= violent games/movies + no-fault, anything goes lifestyle being taught as normal by government schools and the Hollywierd/MSM plus the fact that our past couple of generations have been dumbed and numbed down ON PURPOSE.

All of it together = cultural rot and depravity on a scale that hasn’t been seen since Sodom and Gomorrah. Sure, once upon a time perverted Roman rulers or in some times the ELITE lived horribly deplorable lifestyles... today it is almost EVERYONE or at least you would think so from the “pop-culture” and this simply encourages it.

The end of this road is uglier than anything this planet has ever seen. Your true rights can be thrown out the window in exchange for “rights of the moment” that will be thrown out when convenient. The result is not going to be nearly as organized and controlled as Huxley dreamed up. AT least not for a long time as the largest part of the population falls into barbarism that eats itself up.

What we are seeing from these crazies today will become more and more common in the near future, these are the logical products of our sick culture


12 posted on 12/21/2012 8:52:32 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Kartographer

All we can do is make sure we have our own personal world ready for such so we don’t need the outside world for a decent standard of living for a period of time.

God gave us a brain, we have to use it.


13 posted on 12/21/2012 8:54:13 PM PST by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Going Galt is freedom.)
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To: Kartographer; Travis McGee

Ferfal’s book should is a must read, IMO.


14 posted on 12/21/2012 9:00:10 PM PST by TADSLOS (I took extra credit at the School of Hard Knocks)
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To: Kartographer; All
Ferfal can be found on YouTube and also The Modern Survivalist as an adjunct to his YouTube channel.

He is a very interesting man. I enjoy his other reviews.
21 posted on 12/21/2012 9:38:53 PM PST by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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To: Kartographer

What is your on your own, live in an apartment and is living paycheck to paycheck? Are there any ideals how to prepare? How can I stock up when again I’m living paycheck to paycheck?


24 posted on 12/21/2012 9:54:11 PM PST by Patriot Babe
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To: Kartographer; flaglady47; mickie; seenenuf; seekthetruth; hoosiermama; Chigirl 26; oswegodeee
AR-GEN-TEENA !

You''ll find your life will begin
The very moment you're in Argentina
If you're a looter senor
Then you will surely adore Argentina

I'll bet an old castanet that you will never forget Argentina
Where there are TVs and laptops to tickle your spine
Groceries and 1Phones and bottles of wine
All for the taking down Argentine way

Leni

42 posted on 12/22/2012 6:39:03 AM PST by MinuteGal (I'm Going to Update the Name That No One Dares to Utter and I'll Use It From Now On......OBAMUNISM !)
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To: Kartographer

We rode on the winds of the rising storm,
We ran to the sounds of the thunder.
We danced among the lightning bolts,
and tore the world asunder.

-Rand Al’Thor. Third Age. The Dragon Reborn from Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series


61 posted on 12/23/2012 9:47:39 AM PST by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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