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So, what are your plans for the coming debacle?
Vanity | January 18, 2009 | WCF

Posted on 01/18/2009 7:25:44 PM PST by WorkingClassFilth

This thread (if it survives the moderators) is meant to be an end of the Republic commemorative. Bracketed by end of the Julian calendar and the Chinese New year, I thought a repository of comments marking the rise of a new leftist messiah to be sardonic and fitting.

Before any FReepers hit the ABUSE button, please look around youself . . . with kooky vanities about just-the-right-puppy-breeds and the non-stop religious scripts and debates abounding on NEWS/ACTIVISM, I thought a simple question about what conservatives were personally considering doing during the promise of a new age of fascism might be worthwhile.
So, given that we're all of a conservative mindset and that (as adults) we all recognize what the next four years (or decade and beyond) might herald, I ask: What are your plans? Where do you plan to go and what do you plan to do in years of the coming darkness?


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To: Dr.Zoidberg

>>To survive the Opocalypse, me and mine are doing the >>Atlas Shrugged plan.

>>My grandparents survived hard times by being frugal and >>self reliant, we’ll do the same while giving the >>parasites as close to nothing to sustain themselves as >>possible.

>>I’m betting they’ll starve before we do.

Our plan exactly as well. And I’ve stocked up on everything I think we’ll need for awhile, I’m not buying one penny more of anything not absolutely essential, to avoid paying sales tax.

I’m also sending back charity request junk mail with a polite “sorry, no, why don’t you ask Obama for more money? Due to the high tax rate that is expected to go higher under his administration, I’m fresh out” note.

We’re dropping out of the system as much as humanly possible without actually quitting our jobs. And if either of us get laid off, we don’t plan on looking for awhile. We have no debt and can skate for awhile.

I’m also giving out copies of Atlas Shrugged to everyone I know who might read it. Even if they don’t agree with it, it will get them thinking.

LQ


251 posted on 01/19/2009 4:22:01 AM PST by LizardQueen (The world is not out to get you, except in the sense that the world is out to get everyone.)
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To: LizardQueen

Forgot to add: I suggest inserting yourself slowly into Democratic sites like DU, and once Obama doesn’t make money fall out of the air start complaining vociferously about it there. Get them riled up so they turn on him. We can make their movement collapse from within, if we work at it.

Start thinking like this, there’s a lot we can do.

LQ


252 posted on 01/19/2009 4:26:15 AM PST by LizardQueen (The world is not out to get you, except in the sense that the world is out to get everyone.)
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To: WorkingClassFilth

BLOAT.


253 posted on 01/19/2009 4:32:50 AM PST by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: WorkingClassFilth

I plan to have a garden. I need to plan on the means to protect it from the host of people who will try to steal from it when their welfare checks quit coming.


254 posted on 01/19/2009 4:37:59 AM PST by seemoAR
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To: Indy Pendance

I have a “Galt’s Gulch, CO” decal on my Honda, and an NRA sticker on the Escape.


255 posted on 01/19/2009 5:20:09 AM PST by meyer (We are all John Galt)
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To: Liberty Valance

Oh dear! Deliver us! Deliver us!

Bleagh stuff!

Sorry Mates.


256 posted on 01/19/2009 5:44:58 AM PST by Quix (LEADRs SAY FRM 1900 2 presnt: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: JDoutrider

Sure.


257 posted on 01/19/2009 5:46:13 AM PST by Quix (LEADRs SAY FRM 1900 2 presnt: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: WorkingClassFilth

The best revenge is living well.
I’m going to sit back, relax and laugh my a## off.


258 posted on 01/19/2009 5:46:49 AM PST by Kozak (USA 7/4/1776 to 1/20/2009 Requiescat In Pace)
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To: Brad's Gramma

AMEN! AMEN! AMEN!

THX.


259 posted on 01/19/2009 5:46:54 AM PST by Quix (LEADRs SAY FRM 1900 2 presnt: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: betsyross60

All;

i STILL think that FREEPERS in each locality need to connect up and be mutual supports to one another in ways that would function without the net.


260 posted on 01/19/2009 5:51:46 AM PST by Quix (LEADRs SAY FRM 1900 2 presnt: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: gost2

Interestingly, the PTB have divided the world into 10 REGIONS which will function more like countries.

I think NORTHAM is one such region.


261 posted on 01/19/2009 5:52:38 AM PST by Quix (LEADRs SAY FRM 1900 2 presnt: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: Indy Pendance

Have you read the leaders’ quotes from 1900 in my tagline ref?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81


262 posted on 01/19/2009 5:54:25 AM PST by Quix (LEADRs SAY FRM 1900 2 presnt: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: Colonial Warrior

Oh, lord, liberals are sooooo weird.


263 posted on 01/19/2009 7:05:42 AM PST by Marysecretary (.GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL)
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To: A.Hun

That’s exactly what I think, too. God is still in control and He hasn’t let me down yet.


264 posted on 01/19/2009 7:06:36 AM PST by Marysecretary (.GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL)
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To: Salvation

I’m doing the same, Salvation. I am not in the least bit interested in what the liberals are up to. This inauguration is a travesty. How many million are they spending on this ‘coronation’ ceremony? Enough to buy a bank...


265 posted on 01/19/2009 7:08:11 AM PST by Marysecretary (.GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL)
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To: Star Traveler

You are exactly right. If we would humble ourselves and pray, as a nation, God will heal our land. Otherwise, we can expect judgement.


266 posted on 01/19/2009 7:09:21 AM PST by Marysecretary (.GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL)
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To: Salvation
Will turn off any station that has anything of Obama on it. Sooner or later the media will get the message that we don’t want to hear about him.

Been doing that since it all started on Friday. This is the first time I've gone 3 days straight without watching Fox News or any news.

267 posted on 01/19/2009 7:09:59 AM PST by jersey117
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To: reformedliberal

And another gardener added to th list!

Can’t help you with the peat plugs, but I’m going to try and get a Garden thread started, so when you get pinged, bring all your questions to the group -— we’ve got some real experts there!


268 posted on 01/19/2009 7:18:40 AM PST by Gabz
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To: LizardQueen

I’m on a waiting list to check out AS from the local library. Apparrantly EVERYONE wants to read it now.


269 posted on 01/19/2009 7:21:43 AM PST by kimmie7 (***even deeper sigh***)
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To: Marysecretary

Read that passage again. It’s not the nation as a whole that needs to humble itself, just “my people, who are called by my name”.

That means US.


270 posted on 01/19/2009 7:24:29 AM PST by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, Thuggery, and Censorship)
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To: Quix

ping


271 posted on 01/19/2009 7:34:01 AM PST by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: chronicles
Mtn. Grove area is still pretty but not as isolated now with US 60, a dual highway going right near it. I don’t know if there are still mountain men around now but my forbearers would have qualified, as we have 8 generations in So. Missouri.

Ah, so 'civilization' is creeping into the 'back woods'.

I saw parts on History Channel yesterday RE: Hillbilly: The Real Story DVD Join host Billy Ray Cyrus on a journey into the hollers and runs of Appalachia to discover the proud legacy of the region's mountain folk. Hillbilly: The Real Story The two-hour special, hosted by celebrity Billy Ray Cyrus, brings these mythic people to life through stories that span 300 years.

And on one side most of my ancestors came to Missouri after the Civil War. This show depicted the 'mindset' that fits the 'tales' I have heard like that of the Appalachia mountain folk that were my ancestors. Some more 'civilized' than others.

272 posted on 01/19/2009 7:35:11 AM PST by Just mythoughts (Isa.3:4 And I will give children to be their princes, and babes shall rule over them.)
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To: GAB-1955
Plan and act. We lost a battle. We have not lost the war.

We have most certainly lost the war. How? AMENSTY is coming. 20-30 million new voters (make no mistake that is the goal)

At this point, short of a civil war or secession there is no saving this nation.

273 posted on 01/19/2009 7:35:49 AM PST by Centurion2000 (To protect and defend ... against all enemies, foreign and domestic .... by any means necessary.)
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To: Cvengr

Thanks for the bump.


274 posted on 01/19/2009 7:37:30 AM PST by Quix (LEADRs SAY FRM 1900 2 presnt: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: Indy Pendance

The Reference to Franken-stein- is definitely an eye opener, and not surprising. The software is probably based on “key word” recognition. I would suspect that an occasional reference to a “key word” might fall under the radar. But an assumed number of “key words” would trigger a catalogue file database.

The one thing the goverment don’t have is enough humans manning the info to take advantage of all the info. The government freely admits they are short on certain language translators and overwhelmed with info.

An aquaintance of mine, former military, in summary said this “I know what the government is capable of doing to fight resistance. We don’t have a chance of organizing anything meaningful without access to military technology”.

Spy drones firing rockets cross border in Pakastan is a good example. They use satellite imagery with GPS co-ordination to make precision strikes. They can monitor movements easily from thousands of feet above with infared, gps etc. The high tech usually wins the battles. But only if the target is reckless it it’s movement.


275 posted on 01/19/2009 7:39:54 AM PST by o_zarkman44 (Since when is paying more, but getting less, considered Patriotic?)
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To: Jubal Madison

We’re looking in the area west of Knoxville. Low property taxes; low cost of living. Rifle racks in trucks. Polite people — even the kids! Actually, I fly out of LAX tomorrow to check out some real estate...

...which brings up another problem. I’ll be in airports tomorrow. Trapped. Inauguration Day. CNN. Low gag threshold.


276 posted on 01/19/2009 7:43:07 AM PST by MayflowerMadam (I feel much better since I gave up hope.)
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To: WorkingClassFilth

My plans are to enjoy what I have( because the government wants to take it and give it so someone else). Get to know God better(that is number one). The rest is to hunker down and see what happens.


277 posted on 01/19/2009 7:43:10 AM PST by navygal (Retired navy and proud of it.)
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To: The Duke

corporations leave too much paperwork trails.
LLC sole proprietor is the way to go. gives one access to assets quickly if needed.


278 posted on 01/19/2009 7:55:40 AM PST by o_zarkman44 (Since when is paying more, but getting less, considered Patriotic?)
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To: Dr.Zoidberg
I don't know about ebay...

Two kinds of sellers there, the mega-seller, and the "I've got some stuff I need to get rid of and somebody might pay me a couple of bucks for it" seller. I've done well with both kinds of people, most of the former category are just independent entrepreneurs. In fact, as the retail outlets close, the only way to find parts or accessories for things that we've already got is to go to eBay.

Don't forget flea markets and the often scowled upon art of the dumpster dive. (it's not just for leftists anymore.)

That's funny, I was just thinking this weekend that we're going to have to adopt techniques that the Abbie Hoffman "Steal This Book" types were using forty years ago to try to end the Vietnam War! The only difference is that they were never going to be productive members of society, they were always going to suck off of a government teat no matter how things went, and we are the people who really produce things and make the world work. Our shutting down will have a much greater effect than the hippies dropping out.

Good luck with the garden! I'm going to see if I can get a couple of half whiskey barrels for the back deck to grow some yellow Finnish potatoes, I don't think the condo association would let us get away with anything less froo-froo!

279 posted on 01/19/2009 7:58:59 AM PST by hunter112 (We seem to be on an excrement river in a Native American watercraft without a propulsion device.)
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To: hunter112; Dr.Zoidberg

A good place for survival equipment is RangerJoes.com
They have a lot of military and SWAT grade items and are fairly reasonable in price.


280 posted on 01/19/2009 8:13:59 AM PST by o_zarkman44 (Since when is paying more, but getting less, considered Patriotic?)
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To: hunter112
My greatest concern about ebay is records. I'm sure they keep them and won't have the slightest problem with turning those records over to uncle sham when he finally gets around to demanding his cut.

The less of a trail the dogs have to follow to your wallet, the less you're going to have to feed them.

As I see it, if there's absolutely no other choice but to bid on an item you can't get anywhere else, sure go ahead, but it should be a last ditch effort to get something you can't possibly live without.

281 posted on 01/19/2009 8:14:15 AM PST by Dr.Zoidberg
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To: LizardQueen
I’m also sending back charity request junk mail with a polite “sorry, no, why don’t you ask Obama for more money?

Clever idea. I might do the same.

282 posted on 01/19/2009 8:29:54 AM PST by KittyKares (.)
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To: Dr.Zoidberg
That's a good point, but I don't think anybody would bother in the low dollar category. If I'm trying to keep an old thing going, buying a ten or twenty dollar part on eBay is better that trashing it, and going out to buy a new one. Besides, the sales taxes are imposed on the seller, they're allowed to ask for it and collect it from the buyer. If they don't collect it from you, it won't be your problem.

There are various ways to buy things fairly anonymously, if you're interested in higher ticket items, they might be worth looking into.

283 posted on 01/19/2009 8:31:04 AM PST by hunter112 (We seem to be on an excrement river in a Native American watercraft without a propulsion device.)
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To: Colonial Warrior; sauropod; Lil'freeper; big'ol_freeper

Sight for sore eyes.


284 posted on 01/19/2009 8:33:54 AM PST by hellinahandcart
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To: Centurion2000

Fine. You’d surrender before the battle is over? I wonder how many of these presumptive new voters we can pull to vote conservatively. Assuming they become citizens. Assuming they bother to vote. Why can’t we be the community organizers? Do you think that perhaps Hispanic voters don’t like their family values flaunted by the leftist core Democrats?


285 posted on 01/19/2009 9:00:54 AM PST by GAB-1955 (Kicking and Screaming into the Kingdom of Heaven!)
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To: kimmie7; WorkingClassFilth

You said — “BUT my real prayer is more and more becoming MARANATHA! Come quickly Lord Jesus!”

Amen to that...


286 posted on 01/19/2009 9:15:57 AM PST by Star Traveler
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To: GAB-1955
Fine. You’d surrender before the battle is over?

Who said anything about surrendering? I'm saying that the voting system in this country is irretrievably BROKEN.

287 posted on 01/19/2009 9:55:22 AM PST by Centurion2000 (To protect and defend ... against all enemies, foreign and domestic .... by any means necessary.)
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To: Dr.Zoidberg
I'm betting they'll starve before we do.

--they'll just print more money.

288 posted on 01/19/2009 9:58:01 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB (ACORN:American Corruption for Obama Right Now)
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To: MayflowerMadam

May I suggest the Jonesborough / Greenville area? Not to far north of Knoxville, same kinds of folks. You may get more for your buck, but it has been quite some time since I’ve been there. Just a suggestion - Good Luck with your travel.


289 posted on 01/19/2009 11:55:43 AM PST by Jubal Madison (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: WorkingClassFilth
Consider France. When Hitler came to power, many Germans fled to France.


290 posted on 01/19/2009 11:59:38 AM PST by Revolting cat! (After all is said and done I'm goodier goodier than you!)
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To: hunter112

We have a set of Foxfire books. Interviews and how-to manuals on independent rural mountain living in the old days. Copies of the Foxfire series may be available on-line or on ebay. They were published during the 1970’s.


291 posted on 01/19/2009 12:10:07 PM PST by chronicles
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To: chronicles

Those are wonderful, aren’t they!


292 posted on 01/19/2009 12:15:09 PM PST by kimmie7 (***even deeper sigh***)
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To: MrB

I’ve read prophetic words that indicate that if we as a nation would have a national day of repentance, God would be merciful to us. I would imagine most of those people WOULD be Christians but you never know...you might get some others to see the need.


293 posted on 01/19/2009 1:25:40 PM PST by Marysecretary (.GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL)
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To: kimmie7
I’m on a waiting list to check out AS from the local library. Apparrantly EVERYONE wants to read it now.

Go to your local used bookstore and buy it for a dollar. You'll want to refer back to it in the days ahead.

294 posted on 01/19/2009 1:49:28 PM PST by nina0113 (Hugh Akston is my hero.)
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To: hunter112
Good luck with the garden! I'm going to see if I can get a couple of half whiskey barrels for the back deck to grow some yellow Finnish potatoes, I don't think the condo association would let us get away with anything less froo-froo!

I bought green vinyl chicken "wire" at Lowes - $12 for a 3' by 25' roll that I figure will make five potato bins which I'll hold together with ty-wraps.

295 posted on 01/19/2009 1:51:51 PM PST by nina0113 (Hugh Akston is my hero.)
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To: WorkingClassFilth; Quix

At the risk of sounding like a goody-goody, I’ll say that my main goals will have to do with how I treat others rather than material provision for hard times. To care less about money, to become more generous when things get tough for others. And I mean to keep this separate from any Obama program.


296 posted on 01/19/2009 3:32:21 PM PST by firebrand
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To: firebrand

Good points.


297 posted on 01/19/2009 4:29:59 PM PST by Quix (LEADRs SAY FRM 1900 2 presnt: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: Gabz

I’m new to gardening, but please add me to your upcoming gardening list. I need to learn quickly!


298 posted on 01/19/2009 6:00:43 PM PST by CottonBall
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To: MayflowerMadam
Looking for property in the Bible Belt area conducive to stockpiling wood, gardening, etc., after ditching the house in S. California.

I sure wish I could join you. We had a great opportunity to move to the Missouri Ozarks area - and I was so sad when hubby didn't take the job.

We'll be moving to our tiny cabin (paid for) in the Sierras and trying to grow some crops, chickens, and rabbits. The snow will be the issue. Gold, silver, and swiss francs - and of course lots of lead, are our investments. And buckets of wheatberries, rice, and beans packed for long-term storage. I think I'm just about done getting ready. Time to sit back, read Atlas Shrugged, and wait.
299 posted on 01/19/2009 6:06:16 PM PST by CottonBall
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To: Centurion2000
Who said anything about surrendering? I'm saying that the voting system in this country is irretrievably BROKEN.

It was broken in 2000 if not earlier. It's just that the left had an indisputably stupid candidate in Al Gore.

300 posted on 01/19/2009 6:19:09 PM PST by meyer (We are all John Galt)
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