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Survivalists worry ‘preppers’ will be scapegoated for Newtown shooting
Yahoo! News | The Lookout ^ | 12/19/12 | Liz Goodwino

Posted on 12/19/2012 7:16:22 AM PST by Kartographer

Ever since a relative of Newtown, Conn., shooter Adam Lanza suggested that his mother, Nancy Lanza, was a "survivalist" who stockpiled food and weapons, "preppers" have gone online to express concern that they may become targets of unwelcome attention. "She prepared for the worst," Nancy Lanza's sister-in-law, Marsha Lanza, told reporters last weekend. "Last time we visited her in person, we talked about prepping—are you ready for what could happen down the line, when the economy collapses?"

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And so the smears begin.
1 posted on 12/19/2012 7:16:27 AM PST by Kartographer
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To: appalachian_dweller; OldPossum; DuncanWaring; VirginiaMom; CodeToad; goosie; kalee; ...

Preppers’ PING!!


2 posted on 12/19/2012 7:18:06 AM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer
Neither she, nor her stored food killed those children and teachers. People need to be reminded of that.

/johnny

3 posted on 12/19/2012 7:20:10 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Kartographer

Soon I can see where it’s just Shut-up and use full opsec. I also recommend protective camouflage for your home and “Stash”. Make it look like you’ve already been trashed by the Thugs. Or are to poor to have anything good for them to loot.


4 posted on 12/19/2012 7:26:19 AM PST by The Working Man
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To: Kartographer

We need to ban large quantity food containers, mason jars and food dehydrators before people get hurt. /s


5 posted on 12/19/2012 7:26:19 AM PST by TADSLOS (I took extra credit at the School of Hard Knocks)
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To: JRandomFreeper

It was her plans not to ‘share’ that killed them. (sarc)


6 posted on 12/19/2012 7:27:06 AM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer
Good morning.

And so the smears begin.

Has the SCM (state controlled media) blamed the Tea Party yet?

5.56mm

7 posted on 12/19/2012 7:27:59 AM PST by M Kehoe
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To: JRandomFreeper
"Neither she, nor her stored food killed those children and teachers. People need to be reminded of that."

You'd think it would be obvious, wouldn't you? (sigh)

8 posted on 12/19/2012 7:31:56 AM PST by Mich Patriot (PITCH BLACK is the new "transparent")
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To: Kartographer
Preppers have become their own worst enemy by becoming media whores. That is because prepping should be like fight club.

The first rule of prepping is you don't talk about prepping.

It seems like half the preppers out there want to scream the fact from the town square. Which is incredibly stupid for so many reasons too numerous to list.

Am I a prepper? What one of those nuts?!? I don't own as much as an extra can of soup and a BB Gun! (yep that's my story and I'm sticking too it!)

9 posted on 12/19/2012 7:35:12 AM PST by apillar
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To: TADSLOS
"We need to ban large quantity food containers, mason jars and food dehydrators before people get hurt. /s"

LOL - don't forget shelving, mylar bags, oxygen absorbers, and Sharpies!

10 posted on 12/19/2012 7:35:51 AM PST by Mich Patriot (PITCH BLACK is the new "transparent")
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To: The Working Man

“The first rule of Prep Club is: you do not talk about Prep Club.”


11 posted on 12/19/2012 7:42:23 AM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Kartographer

The first rule of Fight Club: You DO NOT talk about Fight Club.

/s

Seriously, I am beyond trying to explain to neighbors, relatives and friends about my concerns about potential hyperinflation from government spending, war with China, or what-have you.

What they should know:
1. I have nothing of interest to you in my house, around my house, or stored somewhere else in a safe area. I don’t have a loud generator that the whole block can hear.
2. I look like I can defend myself, but they are not sure exactly what my methods would be or what tools I can use.
3. They have no idea where I would go if “Shit Hits the Fan”.
4. I am a friendly, caring person, and a good neighbor, but I am not a pushover that you can just borrow stuff from.
5. You might know my phone number, but maybe I have another one you don’t know about.
6. I decided to leave FaceBook because I’m a little bit eccentric. I don’t do the Twitter.
7. When SHTF topics come up I have little to say and talk about (non-survivalist) gardening.


12 posted on 12/19/2012 7:43:33 AM PST by ReveBM
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To: Kartographer

The first rule of Fight Club: You DO NOT talk about Fight Club.

/s

Seriously, I am beyond trying to explain to neighbors, relatives and friends about my concerns about potential hyperinflation from government spending, war with China, or what-have you.

What they should know:
1. I have nothing of interest to you in my house, around my house, or stored somewhere else in a safe area. I don’t have a loud generator that the whole block can hear.
2. I look like I can defend myself, but they are not sure exactly what my methods would be or what tools I can use.
3. They have no idea where I would go if “Shit Hits the Fan”.
4. I am a friendly, caring person, and a good neighbor, but I am not a pushover that you can just borrow stuff from.
5. You might know my phone number, but maybe I have another one you don’t know about.
6. I decided to leave FaceBook because I’m a little bit eccentric. I don’t do the Twitter.
7. When SHTF topics come up I have little to say and talk about (non-survivalist) gardening.


13 posted on 12/19/2012 7:44:19 AM PST by ReveBM
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To: ReveBM

As the youngsters used to say, or maybe they still do:

Word.


14 posted on 12/19/2012 7:45:58 AM PST by MWestMom ("And those that cried appease, appease were hung by those they tried to please" - Horace Mann)
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To: apillar

Bingo, shut up already and stop going on tv.


15 posted on 12/19/2012 7:46:31 AM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: apillar
I lost all my cans of freeze-dried food in a horrible fishing accident.
16 posted on 12/19/2012 7:49:27 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Big Bird is a brood parasite: laid in our nest 43 years ago and we are still feeding him.)
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To: apillar
I'll continue to encourage my neighbors to be prepared for emergencies, continue to warn them when severe weather is on the way, and continue to help in the neighborhood, when the inevitable damage occurs.

I'm in a position of not having a family living with me to be concerned about, and I certainly don't expect to live forever anyway, so I'll be danged if I'll skulk around in the shadows. I was born in this neighborhood, I figure I'll die here when the time comes.

/johnny

17 posted on 12/19/2012 8:02:27 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Kartographer

The left hates preppers more than they hate gun owners.

Gun owners merely prevent the left from subjugating the citizenry.

Preppers screw up the whole leftist eschatology.


18 posted on 12/19/2012 8:03:15 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Kartographer

I got accused of being a self centered SOB by someone I work with because I would not share my stores and fire arms should the SHTF.

I just looked at him and said, so you don’t have anything stored away do you???

He tucked tail and left. Why should I share with someone who has NOTHING to share himself?


19 posted on 12/19/2012 8:51:33 AM PST by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: KarlInOhio

you to? sucks don’t it. boat and guns are gone too... ;)


20 posted on 12/19/2012 8:54:58 AM PST by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: Kartographer
What are they going to do? Confiscate my MRE’s?
21 posted on 12/19/2012 9:07:50 AM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: Kartographer

Preppers can do just that....prepare, and don’t blab about your preparations to every Tom, Dick and Harry.

Stockpile what you need for your family, and be quiet about your plans. It’s better to have these supplies and not need them, then to need them and not have them.


22 posted on 12/19/2012 9:08:38 AM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation (November 6, 2012.....A day that will live in infamy!)
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To: JRandomFreeper
I'll continue to encourage my neighbors to be prepared for emergencies, continue to warn them when severe weather is on the way, and continue to help in the neighborhood, when the inevitable damage occurs.

We had a major flood here a few years ago with houses washed away. We're prone to flooding so you'd think people would eventually figure out what needs to be done instead of standing around picking their noses. After it, we had a community meeting and even the old timers dropped their jaws when I said we'd done xyz before the water hit. How many brain cells does it take to get the boat out of the water or float it, bring everything up from the bottoms, pay attention to the weather, watch the only road out so that you get your family OUT before it's impassable. Hellooo, the tv gave a time table. Seriously, people, seriously? Sure, I helped them and brought stuff to my house to dry out and repaired things, etc. but next time they do nothing and wake up to water in their beds (true, more than one house) then why should I put myself out again and again (yeah, I would but still, grrr)? And the collective mentalies go downhill from there with just day to day stuff like they think their outdoor trash fires and campfires are somehow exempt from fire bans. I'd rather duke it out with the zombies alone than team up with these ninnies.

Back to the OP, yep, the minute the msm said the mother was a prepper, you knew they'd go straight to the spin cycle. You knew the minute hussein said we've had too many of these shootings that this was his excuse to go after the 2nd. The Mayans got the date wrong. TEOTWAWKI was election day 2008.

23 posted on 12/19/2012 9:39:12 AM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: Kartographer

Telling the world that you have a large collection of arms and ammunition, and substantial stash of food, has never been a good idea.


24 posted on 12/19/2012 9:41:13 AM PST by Chuckster (The longer I live the less I care about what you think.)
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To: Kartographer

Telling the world that you have a large collection of arms and ammunition, and a substantial stash of food, has never been a good idea.


25 posted on 12/19/2012 9:41:31 AM PST by Chuckster (The longer I live the less I care about what you think.)
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To: bgill
Sounds like you need better neighbors. Mine have known me for decades, know I'm the ham radio operator, know I have information, and when power goes out because of storms, and I set up the field kitchen in the front yard, they bring their contributions.

I make a heck of a good stone soup.

Communities can survive better than individuals.

Yeah, sure I can survive dropped naked anywhere on the North America, but that kind of rough living really, really sucks. I've done the late 1800s mountain living for over a year, and I really like running water in the house. Heck, next year, I may just get hot running water.

/johnny

26 posted on 12/19/2012 9:48:10 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Chuckster
Telling the world that you have a large collection of arms and ammunition, and a substantial stash of food, has never been a good idea.

Seems like it worked pretty well during the Cold War.

Preparedness has recently fallen out of favor. My grandmother wouldn't have thought of going into fall without a bunch of food put by for winter and early spring.

/johnny

27 posted on 12/19/2012 9:50:52 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Kartographer

But the prepper died. She did not kill anyone.


28 posted on 12/19/2012 9:58:09 AM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: apillar
I am not a "Prepper" but your logic is flawed.

If one was an effective evangelist for "prepping" and the S were to ever HTF, wouldn't you be better off?

I would rather live in a town, city, county, state, nation... with 15% who prepped than one which had 5% who prepped. That would just mean less takers to defend against.

29 posted on 12/19/2012 10:19:26 AM PST by nitzy (You can avoid reality but you can't avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.)
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To: Kartographer

More than that, anyone who dares to have food stored - no matter how much or little - extra water on hand, a generator, maybe some gold or cash source, for emergencies, like Sandy, or WTC, or whatever, will face the prospect of being termed a “prepper, survivalist, doomsdayer,” or whatever strikes the fancy of the moon-howling media.

And if such person is found to have cast a vote for Romney in 2012, watch out.


30 posted on 12/19/2012 10:56:50 AM PST by DPMD
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To: Kartographer; JRandomFreeper; greeneyes
What happened at Newtown, Conn., Friday, December 14, 2012?

A man stole guns (which is illegal), shot his mother in the head four times (which is illegal), went to a school and shot his way in (which is illegal), killed children and adults (which is illegal), then shot himself in the head (which is suicide).

What to do to prevent it from happening again is just as simple as writing what happened. Either place an armed guard at every school, and/or allow teachers/administrators to obtain concealed carry permits. No more mass killings will happen.

There is nothing else to discuss – the reams of paper/internet space/TV time, taken up by this happening is all excess screaming. Preppers in every state are not to blame so don’t go there to blame them. Ah ha! It’s video games! Ah ha! It’s Hollywood. Ah ha! It’s shooting ranges! Ah ha! If one stores food, one will shoot people! Ah ha! He was highly intelligent and they kill people! Ah ha! He didn’t socialize well!

I repeat: A man stole guns, shot his way into a school, killed children and adults, then shot himself - HE DID IT, NO ONE ELSE.

Place an armed guard or concealed carry personnel in every school – NO MORE MASS KILLINGS.

31 posted on 12/19/2012 11:20:23 AM PST by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Galt is freedom.)
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To: Marcella

Yep, it’s pretty simple really. There should be no gun free zones, because they are just targets in search of a mass murder killer. Besides, gun free zones are a violation of the constitutional right to self defense. JMHO.


32 posted on 12/19/2012 11:55:29 AM PST by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: DPMD
if such person is found to have cast a vote for Romney in 2012

Leaves me out. I don't vote for liberals.

/johnny

33 posted on 12/19/2012 12:07:41 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: nitzy
Talk to any local or state emergency manager, and they will complain that people don't prepare enough. FEMA asks Americans to be prepared, and even has lists of things to include in a go-bag. CDC put out the zombie posters to try to encourage people to have some basic preparedness.

On the one hand, the government wants us to be prepared, on the other, the media demonizes those that prepare.

/johnny

34 posted on 12/19/2012 12:11:55 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: apillar; Marcella; Kartographer; JRandomFreeper
The first rule of prepping is you don't talk about prepping.

As the lefties would say, a little nuance is important there. Kartographer, Marcella, and others here and elsewhere have done a lot of good by posting anonymously about preparedness, and I imagine some people in NJ are glad they listened to those posts. JRandomFreeper and others live in areas where there is enough support that they can make themselves and others safer by openly advocating for personal responsibility. I live in an area where I am almost as concerned about many of my rich but parasitic neighbors as I am about zombies from the city 20 miles away. Whether one should talk about Fight Club is an individual decision - I don't talk.

35 posted on 12/19/2012 12:13:48 PM PST by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: DPMD; Pollster1; apillar; Marcella; JRandomFreeper; Old Sarge; 2ndDivisionVet; blam; The Duke; ...

Not all of them screaming will have voted for ‘Bama’ there are a few right here on FR who are ‘Hard Core’ prepper haters and they may not actual participate, but they will help in their own way I am SURE.


36 posted on 12/19/2012 12:17:41 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: JRandomFreeper

I’ve done the late 1800s mountain living for over a year, and I really like running water in the house. Heck, next year, I may just get hot running water.

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LOL. Hot running water was too fancy down on Granny’s farm.
I like your attitude toward your neighbors. Reminds me of years gone by.

Now, I don’t talk about prepping, except on these threads, because I am just doing what I’ve always done, so what’s to talk about? If people know me, thay know I garden, and that I preserve some of the bounty.

I talk more about the high cost of food, the incredible shrinking packaging, and the best sales of the week at the local stores than I do prepping.

The message is there, if they read between the lines, I guess, but I’m not worried about it.


37 posted on 12/19/2012 12:59:13 PM PST by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: Kartographer
“...there are a few right here on FR who are ‘Hard Core’ prepper haters...”

Right, I know there are a few nut cases (dumb nuts) here who accuse preppers of hoarding and they threaten they will get a gun and take a prepper’s food (they really ARE dumb nuts). I call that “suicide by prepper” ‘cause they know they are going to die if they try to take our preps. Those people are “thieves in waiting” and I don't know why they are on this forum. Thief, thief, is what they are.

Somewhere in the Bible and I'm not looking it up, it says something like if a person thinks of committing a sin, it has already happened in his/her heart. Every time a man posts he will take our food by force, I think of that scripture - that man is “thief in heart”.

I think someone signing up to be on this conservative forum, should have to take an oath something like this: “I BELIEVE IN GOD, COUNTRY, GUNS, AND PREPPING.” :O)

38 posted on 12/19/2012 1:17:38 PM PST by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Galt is freedom.)
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To: Pollster1
“Kartographer, Marcella, and others here and elsewhere have done a lot of good by posting anonymously about preparedness,...”

There are so many people out there who want information and I spent years researching everything connected to prepping, so it seemed a sin if I didn't give out that information in a way that would help them. On the other website where I post articles, so many were just starting out and those articles help them know how to start and put it together so they didn't lose their mind trying to do it.

So, I mainly write about process - how to do it, not how much one stores or where one stores it.

Maybe some people give out how much they have of this or that, but I don't as that would confuse people. Every person and family needs different items. I am just one person but complete families really have to store a lot and their requirements wouldn't work for me.

A family that is prepared would also know how to guard/protect their food and other supplies. I wouldn't be foolish enough to try to get their food - that is suicide by prepper as I've said before.

You speak about concern of your “rich but parasitic neighbors” and you don't talk of prepping around them. I am just naturally happy by myself and don't need a social life of “friends” or “neighbors” coming over because it interferes with my reading and writing and watching what I want on TV. I was reading when I was three and sat in a tree reading and didn't need company then, so it's a pleasant lifestyle for me.

The point being, only a few people know my name in our little group of houses, and there is only one lady I have conversation with occasionally and no one knows I am a prepper. They would be surprised to know I write about it. To them, I'm that widow who lives in “x” house and seldom comes outside.

My 5 lb. Yorkie figured out we were prepping when she saw large bags of her expensive dog food recently stored. She eats better than I do - Blue Buffalo for her has chicken, brown rice, carrots, sweet potatoes, blueberries, cranberries and additional vitamins. No, you can't take her place and sleep in her pink doggy bed and eat healthy doggie food.

39 posted on 12/19/2012 2:13:04 PM PST by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Galt is freedom.)
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To: JRandomFreeper
I agree. I am prepared but am not a "prepper".

I have a generator, a couple of weeks of food and water and firepower to protect them. I do this in the event of a natural disaster or any other short term disruption in normal proceedings.

I don't envision a cataclysmic breakdown of society as many preppers do. The powers that be have too much to lose in such a scenario.

Instead, I see a slow, several hundred year decent into the abyss of destruction. We will have dozens and dozens of 2008's over the next century or two. We will have lights, heat and food for a while longer. Although, we will certainly need to be more dependent on others to get them and they will become more scarce over that time period.

We no longer live in a growing, productive, enlightened, Christian inspired, first world western civilization. That ship has sailed. The only thing left to do is manage the destruction and surf the slow avalanche to the bottom of the mountain.

While hoarding months or years of food and practicing survival drills for a coming post apocalyptic world aren't harmful, I don't see them as particularly helpful and choose to spend my time doing other things.

40 posted on 12/19/2012 2:43:36 PM PST by nitzy (You can avoid reality but you can't avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.)
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To: Kartographer

Only of they allow themselves to be. Our side really needs to learn to speak out more. What better case to make for prepping than the recent Hurricane Sandy.


41 posted on 12/19/2012 2:49:08 PM PST by jersey117
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To: nitzy
LOL! In my case, life itself has been a survival drill. So far, I've passed the test.

What people do everyday in this country is prepare to survive. That's why seed is grown and saved by seed companies and planted by farmers, that's why miners stockpile coal, that's why calves get turned out onto pasture, so we can have steaks in a couple of years. It's also why there are grain elevators, and warehouses across this great land of ours, well, in fly-over country, anyway.

The whole 'prepper' and 'survivalist' label is a recent phenomenon. Mainly used by leftists to denigrate self-sufficient people. Like Americans.

/johnny

42 posted on 12/19/2012 2:54:49 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Marcella
Place an armed guard or concealed carry personnel in every school – NO MORE MASS KILLINGS.

But I'm not willing to pay one more penny in school taxes to go to our failing schools.

If every parent home schooled, not only would killings like this not be an issue - but children would actually learn something for a change.
43 posted on 12/19/2012 3:00:00 PM PST by yorkiemom
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To: Pollster1
As the lefties would say, a little nuance is important there. Kartographer, Marcella, and others here and elsewhere have done a lot of good by posting anonymously about preparedness, and I imagine some people in NJ are glad they listened to those posts. JRandomFreeper and others live in areas where there is enough support that they can make themselves and others safer by openly advocating for personal responsibility. I live in an area where I am almost as concerned about many of my rich but parasitic neighbors as I am about zombies from the city 20 miles away. Whether one should talk about Fight Club is an individual decision - I don't talk.

Those are great distinctions.

I find it odd here how not mentioning prepping to a single soul is advocated; and then finding like-minded folks to form a community is also advocated. Can't have one without the other.

Here in the city where I am most of the time, I tell no one what I'm up to. But in the mountains where we have a cabin, there's a few people that I've cautiously talked about storing food, the possibility of economic collapse, etc. Seems we all concur and are prepping, although the extent to which we are individually ready is never discussed. But I know I can count on them when the time comes and vice versa.
44 posted on 12/19/2012 3:07:38 PM PST by yorkiemom
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To: yorkiemom

“But I’m not willing to pay one more penny in school taxes to go to our failing schools.”

Not to worry - we’ll let go 10 asst. superintendents who have nothing to do anyway and use those slots for trained Freepers to kill anyone who needs it.


45 posted on 12/19/2012 3:08:54 PM PST by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Galt is freedom.)
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To: yorkiemom

“But I’m not willing to pay one more penny in school taxes to go to our failing schools.”

Not to worry - we’ll let go 10 asst. superintendents who have nothing to do anyway and use those slots for trained Freepers to kill anyone who needs it.


46 posted on 12/19/2012 3:09:01 PM PST by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Galt is freedom.)
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To: Marcella
My 5 lb. Yorkie figured out we were prepping when she saw large bags of her expensive dog food recently stored. She eats better than I do - Blue Buffalo for her has chicken, brown rice, carrots, sweet potatoes, blueberries, cranberries and additional vitamins. No, you can't take her place and sleep in her pink doggy bed and eat healthy doggie food.

LOL! I have a 5 pounder too, and I think he's the perfect size. Sturdy enough to go for 5 mile hikes but little enough to cuddle really well. Better than the cats.

Blue Buffalo is good stuff. Mine prefers cheap food but is stuck with Natural Balance most of the time. Must be like dog potato chips - the cheap stuff tastes good but is not good for you.

BTW, 'suicide by prepper' - LOVE that!
47 posted on 12/19/2012 3:14:14 PM PST by yorkiemom
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To: Marcella
Not to worry - we’ll let go 10 asst. superintendents who have nothing to do anyway and use those slots for trained Freepers to kill anyone who needs it.

Now THAT is a perfect solution! I'm not at all against armed guards in schools - only how the libs will use it as an excuse to drain more money from the taxpayers.

Requiring each teacher to carry a weapon is another option. But since most are whiny, entitlement-teaching, liberals, I'd worry more if they were armed with my student in their class.
48 posted on 12/19/2012 3:19:35 PM PST by yorkiemom
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To: JRandomFreeper
I was under the impression that those who self identify as "preppers" are preparing for some big eventuality or set of eventualities that they anticipate may occur in the near future. The people I have spoken with or hear about think that everything is going to come undone in a cataclysmic event. (economic collapse, solar storm, pandemic, meteor, foreign invasion, nuclear war, zombies, etc...)

Other than a meteor, I just don't see any of that happening or having a long term effect more than a couple months.

I am on board with planning for any eventuality but I think the effort you put in should be proportional to the likelyhood of the event occurring and the impact it would ultimately have.

That is why I don't self identify as a "prepper". Although I feel I am reasonably self sufficient and prepared for anything that is likely to happen.

49 posted on 12/19/2012 3:36:55 PM PST by nitzy (You can avoid reality but you can't avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.)
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I was under the impression that those who self identify as "preppers" are preparing for some big eventuality or set of eventualities that they anticipate may occur in the near future.

You must own a television.

I prepare for things that will happen in the future, just like they have happened in the past.

I've been under a National Weather Service wind advisory all day. Sometimes that means trees down, open roofs, broken windows. Thankfully, not today, so far. But if it did happen, you would bet I would consider it a major event in my life.

I try not to pick up sterotypes from the media. They can be very, very wrong and simple-minded.

/johnny

50 posted on 12/19/2012 3:45:36 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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