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Is Now The Time To Move Away From Major U.S. Cities?
The American Dream ^ | 1-26-2012 | Michael Snyder

Posted on 01/26/2012 4:44:50 PM PST by blam

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To: RegulatorCountry

Many people in FL have cabins or 2nd homes up there. Most go once in a while in the summer or for a White Christmas if it snows. Without going into details, we have access to a large 4 bedroom cabin in NE GA if needed but I like it there for a week or two maybe once or twice a year. I’ll take the ocean and take my chances. If I ever need to go elsewhere, I have 4 other options. 2 outside the US, 2 inside, plus staying right where I am. I’m guessing everyone else would end up here when the food ran out and the cold weather got to much to take.

SE breezes are natures repellant most of the time.


251 posted on 01/28/2012 10:27:33 AM PST by mojitojoe (SCOTUS.... think about that when you decide to sit home and pout because your candidate didn't win)
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To: Donnafrflorida

Wow! I’m going to do Global buckets for cucumbers. You have to have constant water or they are bitter. Thanks!!!!


252 posted on 01/28/2012 10:40:41 AM PST by netmilsmom (Happiness is a choice)
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To: Grunthor

It’s the small farmer that they are targeting. They have other methods of controlling the big farmers. The county planning commission probably has aerial photos of your property right one. The only reason they don’t use google is that google maps doesn’t update rural areas often enough.

Maybe your county hasn’t gotten into farm plans yet, but they will.

Big brother is watching you.


253 posted on 01/28/2012 10:47:26 AM PST by Eva
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To: Wild Berry

what on earth are you harping on about?
Cities have better more educated people.

Funny you say that because the usual left wing loons say the exact thing and then pat each other on the back whilst telling each other how smart they are and others are stupid.

Liberals are known for that .


254 posted on 01/28/2012 10:47:50 AM PST by manc (Marriage is between one man and one woman.Trolls get a life, I HATE OUR BIASED LIBERAL MEDIA.)
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To: little jeremiah

Check out Engineer 775 on Youtube. He was on the first Doomsday Preppers. He’s all about redundancy.


255 posted on 01/28/2012 10:48:11 AM PST by Stentor ("All cults of personality start out as high drama and end up as low comedy.")
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To: little jeremiah

Thanks to the meddling lib-infested DNR, so do I.

[and bears and wolves and God knows what next]


256 posted on 01/28/2012 10:59:27 AM PST by Salamander (If I'm too rough, tell me.....I'm so scared your little head will come off in my hands.)
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To: Stentor

Okay, I’ll take a look. I’m sort of funny, I always prefer to read than listen, ‘cause it’s quicker. ;-)

I’ve lived without electricity for more than a few years, sort of by choice/necessity/being very poor/living in out of the way places. Have it now, though. I like electric lights much better than oil lamps/candles etc. I got (very) used to bucket baths, no hot water, outdoor toilets, etc. I cook everything from scratch, got used to a lot of things that many people are not used to. Not saying it’s better, but it will be easier for me than some people who live with more conveniences and comforts.


257 posted on 01/28/2012 11:04:59 AM PST by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell)
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To: Salamander

You have cougars? What is the lib infested DNR? (Do Not Resuscitate??)

We have bears but I’m not so afraid of them, since they are omnivores rather than just carnivores. I’ve seen a lot of bear scat on our property and seen bears a few times. Never saw a cougar but smelled ‘em, seen their tracks and scat and heard them screech a couple of times. Shudder. We don’t have wolves (yet) in this part of OR, but I think they’re now in Eastern OR.


258 posted on 01/28/2012 11:07:48 AM PST by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell)
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To: traditional1

Welfare didn’t stop and here north of philly, heard the bus is easy transport into the burbs where the home of the working are broken into, robbed and then the perp simply hops on the bus to go back to philly.


259 posted on 01/28/2012 11:08:14 AM PST by huldah1776
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To: little jeremiah

Dept. of Natural Resources.
[though I’d prefer your version]

We have black bears.

Sometimes, just for kicks, they attack people.

“Playing dead” just makes their job easier.

They say we have no cougars BUT all the posted signs with 24/7 call lines for sightings *and* warnings of $10K fines/felony charges for “molesting” them seem to back up the sightings the locals report.

This is MD.

It’s not called the Freak State for nothin’.

I don’t go up on the ridge without a big dog and big gun.

[you ever skin out a deer with a knife in one hand, a .45 in the other and keep watch on the dark woods, all at the same time? not very relaxing]


260 posted on 01/28/2012 11:16:54 AM PST by Salamander (If I'm too rough, tell me.....I'm so scared your little head will come off in my hands.)
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To: Salamander

DNR, fed or state?

Here’s what my County Sheriff thinks about that:

http://www.usobserver.com/archive/june-11/gil-gilbertson-for-the-people.html

http://politicalvelcraft.org/2011/10/19/oregon-sheriff-gil-gilbertson-gives-federal-agents-the-boot-feds-have-no-jurisdiction/

I never gutted a deer because I am a vegetarian. But I’ve seen more than a few partially eaten by cougars. Once hub buried a partially eaten deer carcass but the cougar just kept digging it up. I kept watch while he buried of course. We’re a few hundreds yards from BLM land.


261 posted on 01/28/2012 11:55:58 AM PST by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell)
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To: Wild Berry; little jeremiah

What planet do you live on?


262 posted on 01/28/2012 1:12:44 PM PST by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: Salamander
Years ago when we lived in the country a guy came to the door. He had a fresh prison haircut and wore new, unwashed clothes and carried a sack of some kind.

Like an idiot I opened the door, he asked if the Kennedy's lived there, I said no, then he asked if the Johnson's lived there. This was back when John Kennedy was prez and Johnson was VP. He stood and looked at a old P/U truck that was parked by the garage. I don't know if he was thinking about stealing it or wondering if a man was in the house.

I called the Sheriff and over an hour later he came and picked up the creep who was still on my property. That was one of the worst hours in my life.

263 posted on 01/28/2012 1:37:08 PM PST by Ditter
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To: Wild Berry

Hon, we’re mostly poor country folk around here, just laying things out like we see them. Computers and silk suits are for the city folk that need such things.

Oh, and which of the wild berries do you prefer?


264 posted on 01/28/2012 3:30:43 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: patton

ROTFL

I am borrowing that joke.

Well, it is true, but that’s another story.


265 posted on 01/28/2012 3:36:14 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: blam
Is Now The Time To Move Away From Major U.S. Cities?

It's been time to move away from cities...

266 posted on 01/28/2012 4:45:44 PM PST by ronnyquest (I spent 20 years in the Army fighting the enemies of freedom only to see fascism elected at home.)
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To: little jeremiah

I think tactical Nukes held by a fascist US government changes the whole equation in terms of small rural towns and enclaves trying to ride out shtf times and trying to hold out against hostile government control. A small 5000 person conservative village doesn’t need to have an army sent against it... a tactical nuke or neutron bomb takes out a troublesome region very neatly. Don’t think they couldn’t assemble a neutron weapon very quickly, either.

That’s why the fight will have to be taken directly into the progressive fascists’ faces. I fear the fight that is coming, assuming the Lord tarries for another century or so, may leave 50 to 100 million dead in this nation...perrhaps as many dead as those who this nation has allowed to be killed by abortion. There is precedent for such a notion...God raising up Moses, stating as part of the reason was for the blood of the first born Hebrews that were killed under the grandfather of the then ruling pharoah.


267 posted on 01/28/2012 4:47:09 PM PST by mdmathis6 (Christ came not to make man into God but to restore fellowship of the Godhead with man.)
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To: blam

Just when your local cities are trying to push you into pack-and-stack transit-oriented developments.


268 posted on 01/28/2012 5:26:33 PM PST by bootless (Never Forget. Never Again. (PursuingLiberty.com))
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To: mdmathis6

It’s not going to get that far. Besides that, if they had to nuke my little valley, they’d be nuking every little town in the US.

I’m thinking of the possible need to block off the valley due to collapse, which would included an enfeebled fedgov (they won’t run without constant influx of $). Wandering barbarians and gangs, not so much fear of fedgov peeps.


269 posted on 01/28/2012 5:39:05 PM PST by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell)
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To: combat_boots

;)


270 posted on 01/29/2012 4:48:18 AM PST by patton ("Je pense donc je suis," - My Horse.)
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To: Kartographer
It's The End Of The World As They Know It
271 posted on 01/29/2012 5:53:29 AM PST by blam
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To: blam

Bump for later read...


272 posted on 01/29/2012 6:43:59 AM PST by Inspectorette
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To: cripplecreek

I live a half block from a migrant camp. Scares the hell out of me if SHTF.


273 posted on 01/29/2012 6:56:36 AM PST by rintense
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To: grumpygresh

Land along the border is very inexpensive. A good guy to reach on the end runs the site mooersrealty.com. If you come from a Northern State the climate is similar...those from the South may find it a bit chilly though. It is certainly a food production center though.


274 posted on 01/29/2012 8:41:41 AM PST by MSF BU
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To: netmilsmom

I have spent months looking for reasonable easy way to make potable Water from lakes etc. Just found one. Monolithic dome water filters. Hard to find vendor. Cheaper than dirt has them for 29 plus shipping. You need to get two food grade 5 gallon buckets to build the frame but the rest is included in price. Takes out 99.9 to 100 percent of just about everything.
There is a YouTube video done by a survivalist demonstrating installation.


275 posted on 01/29/2012 7:36:39 PM PST by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: netmilsmom

I have spent months looking for reasonable easy way to make potable Water from lakes etc. Just found one. Monolithic dome water filters. Hard to find vendor. Cheaper than dirt has them for 29 plus shipping. You need to get two food grade 5 gallon buckets to build the frame but the rest is included in price. Takes out 99.9 to 100 percent of just about everything.
There is a YouTube video done by a survivalist demonstrating installation.


276 posted on 01/29/2012 7:36:57 PM PST by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: Donnafrflorida

Ever heard of a “Solar Still?”

All it amounts to is a sheet of Visqueen arched over some damp ground. pretty cheap.

BTW, a plastic soap bucket is as good as a “food grade” bucket, and way cheaper. (free)


277 posted on 01/29/2012 8:18:14 PM PST by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: blam

>> “The following is a story from Rancho Cordova, California that one of my readers recently sent me....

When I first moved here, it was not a bad place, it was quiet and clean.

However, over the past three years this place has gone to the dumps there are thugs and unruly people everywhere.

I have prevented two car break-ins by scaring these thugs away.

While I was home on thanksgiving weekend, someone decided to break into my apartment.

They trashed my place stole all my items and even took my law enforcement (LE) vehicle to include my equipment.

I m sure they had been watching me for a while because they did not take items that contained my identification.

Thank god, I had my weapon with me.” <<

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Rancho Cordova is the low rent district of metropolitan Sacramento, California. It has been bad for decades.


278 posted on 01/29/2012 8:26:55 PM PST by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: blam

>> “I’ve had my eye on this fire station for about 20 years. It’s 54 degrees in there year round.” <<

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Do you have any idea what you have to go through just to drill a well or build a cistern in Colorado?


279 posted on 01/29/2012 8:40:35 PM PST by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: Eva; Grunthor

All of rural Washington is scheduled for depopulation, under Agenda 21. - No Joke.


280 posted on 01/29/2012 8:44:11 PM PST by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: Salamander

Those quarter-sawn yellow pine floors can be real beauts if you work at it.


281 posted on 01/29/2012 8:48:18 PM PST by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: patton

>> Ironically, years ago, ago, there was an article on FR - “Septic Fields Leak!”

Well, no stuff. That is what they are designed to do. <<

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You’re in a world of hurt when they stop ‘leaking.’


282 posted on 01/29/2012 8:55:00 PM PST by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: editor-surveyor
"Do you have any idea what you have to go through just to drill a well or build a cistern in Colorado? "

Nope.

I'm stayin put anyway.
I sometimes hit water here putting up fence posts.

Creede was a possibility once.

283 posted on 01/29/2012 9:03:13 PM PST by blam
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To: editor-surveyor

What is a plastic soap bucket?


284 posted on 01/29/2012 9:17:42 PM PST by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: editor-surveyor

I know full well what is planned for rural Washington and what scares the most is that the GOP and the T-Pary is co-operating.

I went to a planning commission meeting and saw one of our local Republican PCOs working with the Sierra Club and ReSources against the local property owners.


285 posted on 01/29/2012 9:49:09 PM PST by Eva
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To: Donnafrflorida

Did you get one? Does it come with written directions?

Because a film on the internet won’t do when I forget how to set up the filter if it’s SHTF time.


286 posted on 01/30/2012 4:34:56 AM PST by netmilsmom (Happiness is a choice)
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To: Donnafrflorida

The same thing as a “food grade” bucket, except it has a laundry detergent label on it, and you get it free with the soap.


287 posted on 01/30/2012 10:36:34 AM PST by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: netmilsmom

Just bought one. Has not arrived yet. There is a Guy who bought one and posted it on you tube. His demo is great. Three wholes in buckets and a few washers and wing nuts. .So simple I know I could do it. Search for monolithic dome water filter on you tube.


288 posted on 01/31/2012 4:17:13 AM PST by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: kearnyirish2
Cities died because there was no reason to go or live there anymore; as manufacturing diappeared, fewer people worked in cities, and as the nature of shopping changed, fewer people had any reason to go there at all. At this point moving to a city is equivalent to adopting a public school teacher, a cop, a carrer politician, and five members of a permanent underclass “family” - you have to pay/clothe/house/feed all of them. No wonder companies and taxpayers have fled...

True, it ain't 1955 anymore, you can get what you need outside the city, food, cars, gas, healthcare (until Bammycare sets in), police scanners, guns, etc. Most people have cars too so they can go anywhere to get anything. AS my cousin said, "if you do not have a car and driver's license, you're ghetto, dude."

I would recommend one other thing, get a police scanner, preferably one that can trunk track and get digital (APCO-25 standard), but any will do, better than nothing. At least you can monitor most local cops, fire, amateur radio, medical and in some cases, military. IIRC, I've talked to a few old timers who seem to remember that due to the race riots of the late 1960's, the public started to get interested in monitoring police and such as VHF/UHF on the multi-band radios and early scanners at that time.
289 posted on 02/01/2012 8:51:10 PM PST by Nowhere Man (Holodeck Computer: End Obama Administration simulation program, NOW!!!!)
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