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The Psy-Ops War on Preppers: This Has Become a Two-For-the-Price-of-One Crisis
SHTF Plan ^ | 12-17-2012 | Mac Slavo - Daisy Luther

Posted on 12/17/2012 3:27:19 PM PST by blam

The Psy-Ops War on Preppers: This Has Become a Two-For-the-Price-of-One Crisis

Daisy Luther
December 17th, 2012
The Organic Prepper

This article has been generously shared with our community by long-time contributor Daisy Luther of The Organic Prepper.

First of all, where is the headquarters of this “Doomsday Preppers Movement” I’ve been reading about? And where can I sign up? I didn’t realize there was an organized movement, one deserving of capital letters. Who is the leader of this “movement”? I’d like to meet him (or her) immediately!

The propaganda machine is not only going after guns in the wake of the terrible tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School – this has become a two-for-the-price-of-one crisis, allowing the government and media to yet again, demonize preppers.

Psychological Warfare: Various techniques are used, by any set of groups, and aimed to influence a target audience’s value systems, belief systems, emotions, motives, reasoning, or behavior. It is used to induce confessions or reinforce attitudes and behaviors favorable to the originator’s objectives, and are sometimes combined with black operations or false flag tactics. Target audiences can be governments, organizations, groups, and individuals.

Yesterday the mainstream media began churning out articles about Nancy Lanza, the mother of the shooter, Adam Lanza. When you read the following quotes, ask yourself: “How many of these comments could describe ME?”

A few descriptive quotes:

■ Nancy was a member of the Doomsday Preppers movement, which believes people should prepare for end of the world. (Riehl World View)
■ According to reports, Nancy Lanza was a so-called ‘prepper’, a part of the survivalist movement which urges individuals to prepare for the breakdown of society by training with weapons and hoarding food and other supplies. ( The UK Independent)
■ Reports are starting to emerge of the troubled young man and his unusual upbringing. (Yahoo)
■ Dan Holmes, owner of a landscaping firm who worked on the family’s home, said she was an avid gun collector: ‘She told me she would go target shooting with her kids.’ (UK Daily Mail)
■ Marsha Lanza described Nancy as ‘self-reliant’.( The UK Independent)
■ He was reportedly homeschooled by his mother, a school principal and gun enthusiast, who wasn’t satisfied with the education her son was receiving.. (Yahoo)
■ As America searches for answers, investigators are turning towards Nancy Lanza’s supposed identification as a survivalist. (Yahoo)
■ Her former sister-in-law Marsha said she had turned her home ‘into a fortress’. (UK Daily Mail)
■ Mother of Sandy Hook school gunman Adam Lanza was a ‘prepper’ survivalist preparing for economic and social collapse, say reports. ( The UK Independent)
■ Mrs Lanza is thought to have trained her sons, Adam and Ryan to shoot, even taking them to local ranges. ( The UK Independent)
■ ‘Nancy had a survivalist philosophy which is why she was stockpiling guns. She had them for defense. She was stockpiling food. She grew up on a farm in New Hampshire. She was skilled with guns. We talked about preppers and preparing for the economy collapsing.’ (UK Daily Mail)

Gee…they say this stuff like it’s a BAD thing.

Let’s see.

■ Stockpiles (or hoards) food….check.
■ Takes children target shooting….check.
■ Preparing for economic and/or social collapse….check.
■ Serious about home defense….check.
■ Home is well-fortified against criminals….check.
■ Skilled with weapons….check.
■ Survivalist philosophy….check.
■ Self-reliant….check.
■ Believes that we are capable of educating our children at home….check.

Nancy Lanza’s description could apply to nearly any prepper. Preppers have been cast in an ugly light for quite some time. We are painted as camo-clad survivalists, clenching a knife in our teeth while unloading an automatic weapon into some real or imagined threat. After our Rambo-esque rampage, we will crouch in the forest by a campfire, shoveling down an MRE while glaring suspiciously into the dark, a large Katana hunting knife close at hand with which to dispatch the next enemy.

The assault on preppers through the media is becoming more and more focused. Let’s look at some recent examples.

We were described last month by emergency manager Valerie Lucus-MacEwen as “socially selfish” – even though the existence of prepared people makes her supplies go further to help the unprepared. In an editorial meant for other emergency managers, Ms. Lucus-MacEwen arrogantly asserted, “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.”

The National Geographic program Doomsday Preppers also has had a lot to do with the demonization of preppers – it’s a full-court press propaganda attack against preppers. The program finds the most outrageous examples of preparedness possible and edits to make them look foolish. An article on the American Preppers Network explains the modus operandi:

The show severely skews Preppers in an effort that can be summed up as “making good television”. This is evident not only through viewing the show itself, but through the format they have built the show around. Some highlights of that format include:

■ Featuring one Prepper for 15 minutes only, ensuring that you don’t get too comfortable with them or learn very much about them
■ Requiring each guest to pigeon-hole themselves into one thing they are preparing for – almost always a “doomsday” scenario
■ Creating conflict and drama via their “experts” who review the segment and then condemn or condone what the Prepper has done – all within the context of the “one thing” they’re preparing for

Do you really believe that each of the families on that show only focus on one particular scenario? No – they are portrayed in a way to marginalize the philosophy of preparedness. We, as preppers, are a threat to the powers that be.

One participant on the show, David Sarti, learned that his appearance could have serious ramifications. Mr. Sarti “took one for the team” when, only days after the program aired, however, David Sarti was declared “mentally incompetent”….and his guns were seized. All of them. Mr. Sarti, who has no criminal record, is no longer allowed to own guns. He tells his story here.

Apparently, the constitution no longer applies to those who are categorized as preppers.

The accusation of insanity came after he went to see his cardiologist for some chest pains and shortness of breath. So far, it sounds sane and rational to me. The cardiologist, Dr. Andre C. Olivier, whose name and contact information I am delighted to publish, had Mr. Sarti held at the hospital for psychiatric evaluation and broke doctor patient confidentiality by contacting the authorities.

Then it really went to hell on a greased slide. Mr. Sarti, because of his stay in the psychiatric unit, was then declared “mentally incompetent”. His very large collection of guns was then stolen removed from his possession. He is no longer allowed to own weapons.

Earlier this month, Maryland resident Terry Porter had his home descended upon by 150 armed federal agents and local police officers. The raid also included helicopters, SWAT crews, armored vehicles and excavation equipment.

His crimes? He was known as a prepper, he was unhappy with the reelection of Barack Obama, and he owned guns. He “openly admitted being a prepper.”

So, why all the vilification? Why are preppers the new “boogeymen”? Why are we being pigeonholed as people who homeschool our kids and turn them into mass murderers of elementary school students?

Simple…because we don’t NEED help. We do not require the assistance of the government. We don’t need to line up for 5 hours to wait for a paltry bottle of water and an MRE after a hurricane strikes. We don’t call 911 and hide in a closet waiting for the police to arrive.

Preppers threaten the very existence of all of the social safety nets that are set up. We can’t be easily manipulated by the offer of a free flu shot and a grocery store gift card in exchange for our weapons. We think critically and don’t automatically accept the programming of the mainstream media, whose job it is to provide people with the opinions that they should hold. We don’t shovel in the HFCS-laden genetically modified crap, otherwise known as “food”, killing our brain cells and dumbing us down into cattle to be easily led to slaughter.

We are the last bastion of independent self-reliant thinkers. And the powers that be are very afraid of those who think for themselves, rather than regurgitating the media-presented party line.

I don’t know why Adam Lanza went on a rampage and killed 26 people last week. But I do know that it wasn’t because his mother was a homeschooling prepper who stored up food and taught him to fire a gun at a paper target.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: collapse; economy; guncontrol; preppers; secondamendment; war

1 posted on 12/17/2012 3:27:23 PM PST by blam
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To: blam
Mrs Lanza is thought to have trained her sons, Adam and Ryan to shoot, even taking them to local ranges.

OMG! Not that!

2 posted on 12/17/2012 3:36:28 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Political correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred.)
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To: blam

Throw in homeschoolers and you hit the trifecta!!


3 posted on 12/17/2012 3:39:10 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: blam

Time to suck it up and buy more ammo.
These bastards aren’t going to let this crisis go to waste.
I wished a family member of one of the victims would stand up and blame the gun control laws for the defenseless environment of the school.
And shame the press for exploiting the tragedy for any purpose, let alone a counter productive one.


4 posted on 12/17/2012 3:39:47 PM PST by Clump ( the tree of liberty is withering like a stricken fig tree)
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To: blam
FALSE FLAG..

Remember how 0bama was planning his assault on 'big oil' THEN the BP oil rig exploded? What a coincidence!!

We've heard for months how 0bama is planning a 'gun grab' in a second term. BOOM! What a coincidence!!

5 posted on 12/17/2012 3:42:08 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: blam

A prepper on $340k alimony, sure. Maybe they meant preppy.


6 posted on 12/17/2012 3:46:05 PM PST by palmer (Obama = Carter + affirmative action)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

wow.. she’d be brought up on child endangerment!!

(never mind the fact that they are adults)


7 posted on 12/17/2012 3:46:51 PM PST by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: blam

I see this is a liberal’s dream come true. A war on:

Guns
gun owners
Women
Preppers
white males
homeschoolers
people who don’t conform to school models
smart kids
independent minded parents

Conform or die ,is the message I am hearing.


8 posted on 12/17/2012 3:49:49 PM PST by Truth2012
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I thought she did home school her son when his condition made it to hard for him in school..


9 posted on 12/17/2012 3:50:38 PM PST by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: blam

First it was the Tea Party, now it is the Prepers... next will be the NRA. The return of the gestapo is at hand.


10 posted on 12/17/2012 3:52:58 PM PST by alice_in_bubbaland (When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes mandatory- Thomas Jefferson)
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To: blam

The Government is not our friend ( I know, No Sh*t Sherlock)Keep a very low profile. Don’t Facebook, or twitter about Prepping. Even e-mails are probably being all logged. Have one person in your family or group do the ordering for supplies and weapons. Be prepared to disburse as rapidly and secretly as possible. It is looking more & more like we all need to prepare for a Totalitarian Dictatorship in this country.


11 posted on 12/17/2012 3:57:56 PM PST by MCF
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If the kids at that school had been homeschooled, they’d be alive right now.


12 posted on 12/17/2012 4:01:45 PM PST by APatientMan (Pick a side)
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To: cableguymn

That was my point.


13 posted on 12/17/2012 4:07:27 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: blam
Dennis Miller had it right on an O'Reilly segment--pretend to be a pod person. Smile, nod, and act dumb.
Beyond that, quietly do what you must, take notes, and identify (yes, identify) those who are sympathetic to the mindset currently plaguing politics, especially at the Federal level. When the SHTF, and it will (and the aware ba***ards in government know it by the power grabs), use what you've done to build coalitions and set up what I call "cleaning crews". Take care of those who believe in freedom and the individual, and shun those who are along for the ride on the backs of the productive. Enough is enough already.
14 posted on 12/17/2012 4:11:21 PM PST by Tench_Coxe
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

I’ve been somewhat of a prepper all my adult life but not for the “end.” If it’s truly the end no amount of prepping is going to save me and mine except the Lord.

However, there are many scenarios that would wipe out any normal services and make it impossible to move about on the highways for weeks and perhaps months. It would be likely in the event of a major earthquake or an ElectroMagneticPulse attack. Even a direct hit by a huge solar flare would virtually paralyze the nation.

Anyone who thinks preparing for disaster is wrong is just foolish. Those people would perish of cold or starvation in short order. Those who survive would do so by robbing and pillaging those who have had the good sense to prepare. Thus the need for guns.


15 posted on 12/17/2012 4:13:44 PM PST by Aleya2Fairlie
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To: blam

She was no different than any other prepper except she had a deranged son. She should not have taken him shooting (If true) and should have secured her weapons.

BTW Blam just got another propane tank bbq size


16 posted on 12/17/2012 4:15:25 PM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything)
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To: blam; Kartographer; JRandomFreeper
“We are painted as camo-clad survivalists, clenching a knife in our teeth while unloading an automatic weapon into some real or imagined threat. After our Rambo-esque rampage, we will crouch in the forest by a campfire, shoveling down an MRE while glaring suspiciously into the dark, a large Katana hunting knife close at hand with which to dispatch the next enemy.”

Based on the above paragraph, I am not a prepper. Don't have camo clothes, don't train to carry a knife in my teeth and have no automatic weapon (oh, well, I did buy more ammo yesterday), not going to crouch in the forest (I'm allergic to trees and grass), won't make a campfire (have several nice stoves and fuel and a swell oven that runs on small bottles of propane, don't need MREs as I have better food than that and plenty of it, don't need to use a hunting knife to kill the enemy, as I have guns and ammo.

See, I'm not a prepper - thank goodness. You real preppers can go pound dirt and stop giving people like me a bad name. :o)

17 posted on 12/17/2012 4:16:44 PM PST by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Galt is freedom.)
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To: Marcella
don't train to carry a knife in my teeth

Heck, I'm not sure where my teeth are. I think I heard the catz playing teef hockey with them last night.

/johnny

18 posted on 12/17/2012 4:20:09 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: blam

I don’t know what to think of the David Sarti story. First, when I saw him on the show I thought “storing macaroni? really???”. Then when I saw his legal issues I emailed him, letting him know I was a lawyer less than 50 miles away who would offer my assistance for free. Never heard back from him.


19 posted on 12/17/2012 4:20:37 PM PST by jdub (A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
"We've heard for months how 0bama is planning a 'gun grab' in a second term. BOOM! What a coincidence!! "

yeah, I'm not buying the legitimacy of this event at all. Way too convenient.

20 posted on 12/17/2012 4:22:15 PM PST by jdub (A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.)
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To: blam

You know you are a prepper when you have backups to your backups and backups to them too


21 posted on 12/17/2012 4:29:00 PM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything)
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To: blam
Instead of spending time and energy making changes that would benefit the larger community

One form of socialism that liberals can't figure out how to force on anyone, to prepare their neighbors too. It's all about power and control and liberals have none in this matter.

It's not illegal to "hoard" anything that you've paid for, earned or made yourself nor is it illegal to defend it. It drives liberals nuts and that's a good thing.

22 posted on 12/17/2012 4:30:27 PM PST by Graybeard58 ("Civil rights” leader and MSNB-Hee Haw host Al Sharpton - Larry Elder)
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To: jdub
I don't remember how I was directed to the Utube film where he talked about this happening to him. He made this film after all that happened, taking his guns, etc. At some point he hinted they didn't get it all. He must have had a second location where he buried part of his stuff.

I don't know if he is still making those films, but he needed to shut up long before he did. He appeared to me to be lonely and using those films as contact with people.

About Doomsday Preppers: It's still going on Tuesday nights. That program is the highest watched program on their channel. None of those preppers are shown in a good light. Now, some of their preps are fantastic and some of their locations are terrific. If I was the most perfect prepper in the universe, I still would not be on that program. It's too damn risky.

23 posted on 12/17/2012 4:38:34 PM PST by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Galt is freedom.)
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To: APatientMan

All mine were homeschooled on math english and American freedom. Too much media overload to find the truth but my heart is broken for all of those families. I’m a grown man who has cried out loud seeing this. Not just this, but the entire direction of our country.

I cannot fathom how this man slaughtered those children.
Stick the freakin gun in his own mouth and be done with it.


24 posted on 12/17/2012 4:52:02 PM PST by liberty or death
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To: liberty or death

You’ve summed up where I am and how I’ve felt these last few days. Sadness, disbelief and anger.


25 posted on 12/17/2012 5:10:04 PM PST by APatientMan (Pick a side)
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To: blam

You really have to be careful about what you do or say nowadays even though prepping activities are still legal. Of course, using cash for purchases and not talking openly about various aspects of prepping are prudent for the most part. But, when the SHTF, people will need to form groups to trade products and services as well as for defense. The Leftist media is intentionally demonizing us so that we cannot join forces now or later.


26 posted on 12/17/2012 5:13:18 PM PST by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est; zero sera dans l'enfer bientot)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

I think you are on to something. UN arms treaty being pushed, then Colorado shooter shoots up a theater. Obama’s war on coal, two weeks later one of the worst coal mine catastrophes following a mine inspection by government inspectors. After a while coincidences just don’t explain away the happenings.


27 posted on 12/17/2012 5:28:04 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (The law of unintended consequences is an unforgiving and vindictive b!tch!)
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To: RetiredTexasVet; ronnie raygun

The coincidences are becoming most curious.....more like out of a Chricton novel.

Don’t know if you’ve seen this, but *both fathers of these cretans ,Holmes of the theater massacre and Lanza the CT massacre are about to testify in the 3 trillion dollar internation rate scam involving 12 major banks.........look behind the curtain. There were reports of a 2nd or 3rd shooter that quickly ended. Police radio transmissions attest to this. Is it possible this kid was a tool, a participant for his own reasons but included on a more devious plan he knew nothing about.*

Published on Dec 16, 2012

The father of Connecticut school shooter Adam Lanza, Peter Lanza, was the tax director for General Electric, a corporation that paid -0- taxes on 14.2 billion dollars in profits last year. According to Fabian4Liberty, Peter Lanza was scheduled to testify in the ongoing global LIBOR scandal. In what could only be described an amazing coincidence, the father of Colorado Batman shooter James Holmes, Robert Holmes, was also a LIBOR witness in his position with FICO. According to the link at FICO, Robert Holmes was a ‘Fraud Scientist’.

The father of Newtown Connecticut school shooter Adam Lanza is Peter Lanza who is a VP and Tax Director at GE Financial. The father of Aurora Colorado movie theater shooter James Holmes is Robert Holmes, the lead scientist for the credit score company FICO. Both men were to testify before the US Sentate in the ongoing LIBOR scandal. The London Interbank Offered Rate, known as Libor, is the average interest rate at which banks can borrow from each other. 16 international banks have been implicated in this ongoing scandal, accused of rigging contracts worth trillions of dollars. HSBC has already been fined $1.9 billion and three of their low level traders arrested.

Ladies and gentlemen, we have a motive and a link. This coincidence is impossible to overlook. Two mass shootings connected to LIBOR. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Libor_scandal

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6BsyNEJ8EQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuhbCOqIaC4

http://newsworldwide.wordpress.com/2012/12/16/breaking-news-ct-school-shooter-killer-link-to-libor-scandal/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-19199683


28 posted on 12/17/2012 5:38:08 PM PST by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: Truth2012

dont forget millionaires! (the mom was VERY wealthy)


29 posted on 12/17/2012 5:39:22 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: Clump
Yup.

‘I Don’t Care if a Bunch of White Kids Got Killed’ — Find Out Who Said This About Sandy Hook

30 posted on 12/17/2012 5:56:31 PM PST by blam
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To: dennisw
"BTW Blam just got another propane tank bbq size"

Excellent...I've gotten a couple more too since we last spoke.

31 posted on 12/17/2012 5:59:41 PM PST by blam
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
We've heard for months how 0bama is planning a 'gun grab' in a second term. BOOM! What a coincidence!!

If you were going to pick an ideal candidate for a government psyops program administered during elementary school age, an autistic child of a GE Tax VP would probably be a good candidate. Just sayin....

32 posted on 12/17/2012 6:19:38 PM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: justa-hairyape

FYI = Government could mean any government. Some may pay better then the US.


33 posted on 12/17/2012 6:22:21 PM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: JRandomFreeper

LOL!


34 posted on 12/17/2012 6:29:41 PM PST by TADSLOS (I took extra credit at the School of Hard Knocks)
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To: blam

stockpiling iswhat people do before a problem.

hoarding is what people attempt to after a problem has happened and things are being rationed or limited.

being prepared is just being a good boy scout.


35 posted on 12/17/2012 6:32:17 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

it’s already a trifecta - the boy scout motto is Be Prepared.

now being prepared is evil. up is fricking down. if you’re a dumbass and don’t plan for yourself, so you can end up in some line for hours to get you stinking govt handout, you’re thge problem.

friking socialists.


36 posted on 12/17/2012 6:35:10 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: blam

Yeah someone chucked it and it is still about 1/3 full of propane so ...a double score for me :)

So easy to rig these tanks to a two burner stove (like is used all over the 3rd world) if you cut off the hose fitting to a gas BBQ that someone is disposing of. Cut off as much of the hose as possible.


37 posted on 12/17/2012 7:05:45 PM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything)
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To: dennisw

I bought another 2 burner propane stove Friday at a yard sale for $2.00. It’ll be good for barter some day...I already have as may as I need.


38 posted on 12/17/2012 7:26:54 PM PST by blam
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To: blam

Great deal! I had to shell out $10 at the flea market. I only have two of them.


39 posted on 12/17/2012 7:48:21 PM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything)
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To: APatientMan

Amen and God bless. We’re in for a storm.


40 posted on 12/17/2012 8:50:46 PM PST by liberty or death
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To: Marcella

LOL. Me neither, I am not a prepper. I’m just a good ole farm gal who is a little on the lazy side and as cheap as au de colgne.

See, I just don’t want to spend much money on gasoline or food and other stuff. My budget for these items hasn’t changed for 18 years in spite of inflation. So when things go on sale, I back up the truck and load up.

I especially like things like disposable plates, cups, napkins, and cutlery. The lazy side doesn’t have to do dishes doncha know?

Now once I get all that loot home, I store it on the shelves. That way I don’t have to go to the store for a month of Sundays.

That kills 2 birds with one stone. Saves money on gas and supplies, and means my lazy behind doesn’t even have to get dressed to go to the store.

Like I said too cheap and lazy to be a prepper. LOL.


41 posted on 12/17/2012 9:13:49 PM PST by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: Graybeard58

It’s not illegal to “hoard” anything that you’ve paid for, earned or made yourself nor is it illegal to defend it. It drives liberals nuts and that’s a good thing.

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Not yet. Stroke of a pen. Law of the Land. It could come at any time. The other alternative is to make it a type of mental illness. Shows like hoarders and dooms day prepper stuff are laying the ground work.

Pretty soom mental illness becomes a method to silence desenters, and a reason to take away your guns. However, I do agree that driving liberals to the brink is great Schadenfreude.


42 posted on 12/17/2012 9:20:46 PM PST by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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