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50 Shocking Questions That You Should Ask To Anyone That Is Not A Prepper Yet
TEC ^ | 1-16-2013 | Michael Snyder

Posted on 01/16/2013 8:32:36 PM PST by blam

50 Shocking Questions That You Should Ask To Anyone That Is Not A Prepper Yet

By Michael Snyder
January 16th, 2013

Share this list of shocking questions with everyone you know that needs to wake up. Sometimes asking good questions is the best way to get someone that you care about to understand something. When I attended law school, I became very familiar with something called "the Socratic method". It is a method that has been traditionally used in law schools all over the United States. Law professors will bombard their students with questions, and the goal is to stimulate critical thinking and allow students to discover the answers for themselves. Many times those of us that can see what is happening to this country get frustrated when we try to get others to see what is so apparent to us. But instead of preaching to them, perhaps asking questions would be more helpful. When you ask someone a question, they are almost forced to think about what you just said and come up with a response.
And without a doubt, the fact that America is in decline is undeniable. Those that would choose to blindly have faith in the system are foolish, because it is glaringly obvious that the system is failing. Our economy is heading for collapse and the world around us is becoming more unstable with each passing day. So it shouldn't be a surprise that the number of preppers in the United States is absolutely exploding. Some estimates put the number of preppers in the U.S. as high as 3 million, and the movement continues to explode.

So exactly what is a "prepper"? Well, the truth is that there is a tremendous amount of diversity among the people that fall under that label.

To me, you don't have to move to Montana and store 500 cases of MREs in a nuclear fallout shelter to be considered a prepper. I believe that anyone that can see a very serious crisis coming and that is taking steps to prepare for that crisis would be considered a prepper. You might be living next to one and never even know it. Many families have converted spare rooms into food pantries or are taking survival training on the weekends. Others have renewed their interest in gardening or have started to invest in precious metals. As far as I am concerned, anything that you can do to become more self-sufficient and more independent of the system is a good thing, because the system is rapidly failing.

Perhaps you are reading this and you are thinking that people who are "preparing for disaster" are being rather foolish. Well, I encourage you to read the list of questions that I have compiled below and come to your own conclusions.

The following are 50 shocking questions that you should ask to anyone that is not a prepper yet...

#1 Why are sales of physical silver coins breaking all sorts of all-time records? The U.S. Mint is on pace to sell more silver eagles during the first month of 2013 than it did during the entire year of 2007.

#2 Why has Germany announced that it will be moving gold from New York and Paris to its own vaults back home? Is this a sign of a breakdown in trust among global central banks?

#3 Why is China systematically hoarding gold?

#4 Why have billionaires such as George Soros and John Paulson been hoarding massive amounts of gold?

#5 Why are billionaires buying up so much ranch land up in Montana?

#6 Why is Russia warning that we are rapidly approaching a global "currency war"?

#7 Why has Barack Obama chosen this moment to launch an all-out attack on the Second Amendment?

#8 Why does Barack Obama want doctors to ask their patients questions about firearms?

#9 Why is there an incredibly severe nationwide ammunition shortage all of a sudden?

#10 Why has a bill been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives that "would ban Internet or mail order ammunition purchases"?

#11 Why are gun control advocates such as Piers Morgan pushing for us to become more like the UK when the UK actually has a much higher violent crime rate than we do?

#12 Why was a Forbes article that made a connection between the use of psychiatric drugs and the mass shootings that we have seen in recent years almost immediately taken down from the Internet?

#13 Why does the federal government want to start putting "black boxes" in all new motor vehicles?

#14 Why are some U.S. states now using computers to predict "future crimes"?

#15 Why are "black-clad federal SWAT teams" raiding farms and ranches all over the United States?

#16 Why are we all being trained to spy on one another?

#17 Why are highly advanced facial recognition cameras being put up all over the United States?

#18 Why have police departments all over America begun to deploy unmanned surveillance drones in the skies over our cities?

#19 Why are schools all over America beginning to require students to carry IDs with RFID microchips in them wherever they go?

#20 Why are more Americans not outraged that nearly 400 TSA employees have been fired for stealing from travelers since 2003?

#21 Why are Americans not more outraged that TSA goons are manhandling the private areas of our women and our children in the name of "national security"?

#22 Why is an elderly survivor of the Nazi occupation of Austria, Kitty Werthmann, warning that America is heading down the exact same path that she experienced?

#23 If the economy is in good shape, then why are more than one out of every four U.S. workers with a 401(k) raiding those funds in order to pay current expenses?

#24 Why does the Federal Reserve continue to insist that the economy is "improving" when it obviously is not?

#25 Why can so few Americans explain how money is created in the United States?

#26 Why has the U.S. dollar declined in value by well over 95 percent since the Federal Reserve was created?

#27 Why is the U.S. national debt more than 5000 times larger than it was when the Federal Reserve was created?

#28 Why isn't the mainstream media in the U.S. discussing the fact that the U.S. dollar is in danger of losing its status as the primary reserve currency of the world?

#29 Why don't more Americans know about the quadrillion dollar derivatives bubble?

#30 Why did the U.S. national debt grow during the first four years of the Obama administration by about as much as it did from the time that George Washington took office to the time that George W. Bush took office?

#31 Why is the middle class in America bringing home a smaller share of the overall income pie than has ever been recorded before?

#32 If the U.S. economy is producing a healthy number of good jobs, then why are we spending nearly a trillion dollars a year on welfare?

#33 If the U.S. economy is not collapsing, then why has the number of Americans on food stamps grown from 17 million in the year 2000 to more than 47 million today?

#34 If America is still an economic powerhouse, then why have we lost more than 56,000 manufacturing facilities since 2001?

#35 Why are we losing half a million jobs to China every single year?

#36 Why were one out of every ten homes sold in the state of California last year purchased by Chinese citizens?

#37 Why has the percentage of men with jobs in the United States fallen so dramatically? Back in 1950, more than 80 percent of all men in the United States had jobs. Today, less than 65 percent of all men in the United States have jobs.

#38 Why are so many Americans poor today? According to the U.S. Census Bureau, more than 146 million Americans are either "poor" or "low income". Why is this happening?

#39 Why does the U.S. government have a website that teaches immigrants how to sign up for welfare programs once they arrive in the United States?

#40 Why has the number of gang members living in the United States risen by an astounding 40 percent just since 2009?

#41 Why does approximately one out of every three children in the United States live in a home without a father? Can such a society prosper in the long run?

#42 Why are our supermarkets being flooded with genetically-modified foods when a whole host of studies have shown that they are potentially dangerous to human health?

#43 If the economy has "improved" during the Obama years, then why are hunger and poverty still absolutely skyrocketing in the United States?

#44 Why are more than a million public school students in the United States homeless?

#45 Why are more than 50 percent of all children in Detroit living in poverty? Detroit used to be one of the greatest cities in the entire world. How did such prosperity turn into such desolation?

#46 Why did a violent riot break out at an event where government-subsidized section 8 housing vouchers were being handed out in a suburb of Detroit earlier this month? Is this the kind of unrest that we can expect to see all over the country when things get really bad?

#47 Why are cities all over the United States making it illegal to feed the homeless?

#48 Why is the UN trying to take control of the Internet?

#49 Why have global food supplies sunk to their lowest level in nearly 40 years?

#50 Why is global power concentrated in so few hands? According to the Swiss Federal Institute, a network of 147 mega-corporations control 40 percent of all the wealth in the world, and in a previous article I described how just six obscenely powerful corporations completely dominate the media industry in the United States. Is it good for such incredible power to be concentrated in the hands of so few people?


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KEYWORDS: cpllapse; economy; preppers; recovery

1 posted on 01/16/2013 8:32:50 PM PST by blam
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To: blam
#2 Why has Germany announced that it will be moving gold from New York and Paris to its own vaults back home?

Ding! Ding! Ding!

2 posted on 01/16/2013 8:36:13 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows

“What will you do when toilet paper becomes scarce?”


3 posted on 01/16/2013 8:36:13 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: blam

and the answer is..............what precisely?


4 posted on 01/16/2013 8:36:52 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: a fool in paradise

#51 Why aren’t you laughing at us preppers?


5 posted on 01/16/2013 8:42:08 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: BipolarBob

bfl


6 posted on 01/16/2013 8:44:28 PM PST by BipolarBob (Happy Hunger Games! May the odds be ever in your favor.)
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To: Revolting cat!
"I'm a Prepper, He's a Prepper, She's a Prepper... Wouldn't you like to be a Prepper too?"


7 posted on 01/16/2013 8:52:11 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: mylife

“#2 Why has Germany announced that it will be moving gold from New York and Paris to its own vaults back home?
Ding! Ding! Ding! “

I wonder if Germany’s gold is still actually there, or if there is a piece of paper with “IOU” laying on the floor where the gold used to be.


8 posted on 01/16/2013 8:52:22 PM PST by MNGal
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To: a fool in paradise

9 posted on 01/16/2013 8:55:23 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Revolting cat!

#52 Why did U.S. government agencies rush to buy BILLIONS OF ROUNDS OF AMMO just prior to the election just prior to Sandy Hook just prior to HUGE PUBLIC DEMAND FOR AMMO just prior to 0bama’s anti-2nd Amendment kiddie parade just prior to the beginning of 0bama’s second term?


10 posted on 01/16/2013 8:57:29 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: Revolting cat!

“#51 Why aren’t you laughing at us preppers?”
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I have watched a number of the “Prepper” series on Natl. Geo.
While I commend their efforts, I find some a bit foolish when they prep for a very limited number of possible events, when the disaster may require rapid flight or a totally different form of prepping.
The best form of prepping is to be ready for rapid flight.
I have already fled the USSA, haha.


11 posted on 01/16/2013 9:03:05 PM PST by AlexW
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To: a fool in paradise; Revolting cat!
“What will you do when toilet paper becomes scarce?”


12 posted on 01/16/2013 9:10:16 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: a fool in paradise
"I'm a Prepper, He's a Prepper, She's a Prepper... Wouldn't you like to be a Prepper too?"

I'm shocked it took 7 posts.

13 posted on 01/16/2013 9:12:28 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: a fool in paradise
“What will you do when toilet paper becomes scarce?”

One should learn how to discern whether a plant's leaves are poison oak (among other things).

14 posted on 01/16/2013 9:17:50 PM PST by roadcat
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To: blam; cherry; RitaOK; All

” - - - Is it good for such incredible power to be concentrated in the hands of so few people? - - - “

Duh, only 3 people are needed to spend Amerika into bankruptcy: Hussein O., Sobber-of-the-House Boehner, and Do-Nothing Reid.


15 posted on 01/16/2013 9:18:33 PM PST by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Commune Obama"care" violates Anti-Trust Laws, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: a fool in paradise

#53 Can you say six times fast: “Preposterous Prepper Perps”?


16 posted on 01/16/2013 9:22:21 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: blam

Instead of concentrating on a bunch of pointed statistical questions... I think it would be more effective to ask how long it takes for all of the grociery stores to run out of food after any kind of disaster. And how long does it take for all of the gas stations to run out of fuel? If the authorities are overwhelmed how long does it takes before thugs start victimizing everyone else?

If you haven’t got and fuel and food stored you will be hungry, cold and probably stranded. If you haven’t got firearms to protect yourself and your family you will either be relying on family and friends who do, or you will be at the mercy of thugs who are always ready to take advantage of the helpless.

When I was growing up all the boys took wood shop, metal shop, and auto shop. The girls took home economics and learned to cook and sew. We had a gun club and a shooting team. None of those courses are even offered where my brother’s kids are going to school. They are all learning to use computers and modern technology. I don’t know if there is a school in the country with a shooting team these days.

I grew up on acreage with farm animals and we had a big garden. Every summer I baled hay and worked in the fields. I learned how to use and fix a tractor. I didn’t appreciate this part of my “education” much then, but I wonder if this knowledge might still come in handy one day.

I don’t know the answers to many of the questions that started this thread, but I am sure that we are headed for trouble. Most teenagers now don’t know how to change a tire... when I was a young man I could rebuild an engine. A lot of our population is going to get a sink or swim kind of education when everything does go to hell... It is going to be very ugly.

The questions I have are: Do Americans still have the can-do kind of spirit that our forefathers had? Can we still figure out how to accomplish what we need to during a crisis? Or are we a nation of people who mostly have no clue how to survive in a bad situation? How many could live through a “Grapes of Wrath” type of situation? Not many I fear.


17 posted on 01/16/2013 9:38:31 PM PST by fireman15 (Check your facts before making ignorant statements.)
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To: Revolting cat!
#51 Why aren’t you laughing at us preppers?

#52: Did you see what J-Lo was wearing on Idol last night?

Because THAT is more important to the sheep than the first 51 questions....

18 posted on 01/16/2013 9:40:28 PM PST by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: blam

“Why are “black-clad federal SWAT teams” raiding farms and ranches all over the United States? “

This is the first reference I’ve seen to this. I know this isn’t your list, but have you seen it before? Know of a source?


19 posted on 01/16/2013 9:56:13 PM PST by FrogMom (Chicken Little is coming, and he's right!)
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To: blam

Because liberals are Satan-worshipping communist fags, that’s why.


20 posted on 01/16/2013 10:05:06 PM PST by Rytwyng (I'm still fond of the United States. I just can't find it. -- Fred Reed)
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To: blam

Because liberals are Satan-worshipping communist fags, that’s why.


21 posted on 01/16/2013 10:05:14 PM PST by Rytwyng (I'm still fond of the United States. I just can't find it. -- Fred Reed)
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To: fireman15
I think it would be more effective to ask how long it takes for all of the grocery stores to run out of food after any kind of disaster.

Normal demand on a just-in-time supply chain exhausts food shelves after 72 hours. Panic buying, like a hurricane warning, will denude the shelves in 12-36 hours.

And how long does it take for all of the gas stations to run out of fuel?

Same time frame as the food: 72 hours normal demand, 12-36 hrs. for panic buys.

If the authorities are overwhelmed how long does it takes before thugs start victimizing everyone else?

Your answer lies in the 1977 NYC blackout, the 2005 Katrina event, and the 2011 London riots. The thugs come boiling out of the ghettos within 2-3 hours.

22 posted on 01/16/2013 10:05:44 PM PST by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: blam

50 ways to combine irrelevancies, non-sequitors, and pure BS


23 posted on 01/16/2013 10:15:53 PM PST by bigbob
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To: Kartographer

I guess no one’s pinged you yet...


24 posted on 01/16/2013 10:44:24 PM PST by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: Old Sarge

In Jr. High, I made a pencil box in metal-shop and a cool chess board (still have) in wood-shop.

In my early 20s, a friend and I rebuilt the 318 in my 73 Duster (still have).


25 posted on 01/16/2013 10:56:22 PM PST by bicyclerepair ( >-> Zombies eat brains. >-> 50% of FL is safe.)
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To: a fool in paradise
“What will you do when toilet paper becomes scarce?”

It won't matter to those without food. Nothing in equals nothing out...

26 posted on 01/16/2013 10:57:26 PM PST by JDoutrider
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To: blam

bfl


27 posted on 01/16/2013 11:06:37 PM PST by TEXOKIE (We must surrender only to our Holy God and never to the evil that has befallen us.)
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To: FrogMom
"This is the first reference I’ve seen to this. I know this isn’t your list, but have you seen it before? Know of a source?"

I think there were some raids on small raw milk farmers.

28 posted on 01/16/2013 11:07:04 PM PST by blam
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To: Slings and Arrows

What is that?


29 posted on 01/16/2013 11:16:55 PM PST by Nevadan
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To: FrogMom; blam
Know of a source?

"Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied." And here is the denial:

Michigan DNR responds to allegations of 'armed raids on pig farmers'

Note however this line:

Golder said the administrative inspection warrant isn't a criminal warrant, it just allows the officers to inspect the premises in a reasonable manner.

This little line is all that it takes to authorize any form of a raid, from one agent on a bicycle to 1,000 agents in black helicopters. Who is to say that it's not reasonable?

30 posted on 01/16/2013 11:39:20 PM PST by Greysard
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To: AlexW
The best form of prepping is to be ready for rapid flight.

You say that because you are a beautiful gazelle. But some of us are lions.
31 posted on 01/17/2013 12:32:16 AM PST by fr_freak
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To: Nevadan

Belt sander.


32 posted on 01/17/2013 12:32:26 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: fireman15

I point folks to a book series I’ve run across - The World of the Chernyi - looks at what happens to folks after a wide area disaster. Food security is a major plot point.


33 posted on 01/17/2013 12:51:45 AM PST by ASOC (What are you doing now that Mexico has become OUR Chechnya?)
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To: fr_freak

You say that because you are a beautiful gazelle. But some of us are lions.

34 posted on 01/17/2013 5:34:31 AM PST by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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B F L


35 posted on 01/17/2013 5:56:05 AM PST by Max in Utah
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To: fr_freak
"You say that because you are a beautiful gazelle. But some of us are lions. "

Excellent response.

36 posted on 01/17/2013 6:52:54 AM PST by blam
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To: AlexW

I believe these shows about preppers were done specifically to discredit preppers and make them look crazy.


37 posted on 01/17/2013 7:22:34 AM PST by Califreak (11/6/12 The Day America Divided By Zero)
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To: blam

prepper ping


38 posted on 01/17/2013 7:26:27 AM PST by TNoldman (AN AMERICAN FOR A MUSLIM/BHO FREE AMERICA.)
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To: Marcella

ping


39 posted on 01/17/2013 8:43:31 AM PST by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Going Galt is freedom.)
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To: blam

Why were one out of every ten homes sold in the state of California last year purchased by Chinese citizens?

They like the weather.


40 posted on 01/17/2013 8:44:03 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: blam
#29 Why don't more Americans know about the quadrillion dollar derivatives bubble?

Could you mention rehypothecation? If people knew what it was and how widespread it is they would be running down the street screaming.

41 posted on 01/17/2013 9:44:16 AM PST by Excellence (9/11 was an act of faith.)
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To: Excellence
"Could you mention rehypothecation? If people knew what it was and how widespread it is they would be running down the street screaming. "

Rehypothecation

"Rehypothecation is a practice that occurs principally in the financial markets, where a bank or other broker-dealer reuses the collateral pledged by its clients as collateral for its own borrowing."

42 posted on 01/17/2013 10:59:42 AM PST by blam
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To: a fool in paradise

“What will you do when toilet paper becomes scarce?”

Use the big phone books I have stored for that purpose. They substitute for the Sears catalog people used to use. If toilets still work, put the used phone book page in a bag as it shouldn’t go down the toilet.


43 posted on 01/17/2013 11:18:24 AM PST by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Going Galt is freedom.)
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To: AlexW

“I have already fled the USSA, haha.”

We don’t care.


44 posted on 01/17/2013 11:21:11 AM PST by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Going Galt is freedom.)
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To: fireman15
“I think it would be more effective to ask how long it takes for all of the grocery stores to run out of food after any kind of disaster. And how long does it take for all of the gas stations to run out of fuel?”

When a hurricane is coming my way, grocery stores and gas stations are empty in two days and nothing comes back until power is restored and gas stations have gas - trucks aren't coming back with food, etc., until they can refuel here. The one item that takes the longest to come back after trucks come back, is - bread in grocery stores.

45 posted on 01/17/2013 11:29:43 AM PST by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Going Galt is freedom.)
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To: Marcella

I have copies of the Obamacare bill (all 2000 pages of it) on 2-ply. Then there are the korans in the corner...


46 posted on 01/18/2013 3:23:10 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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