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Any FReeper changing their personal/home DEFCON level due to UK (and US) riot/pre-riot situations?
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Posted on 08/10/2011 8:59:15 PM PDT by MindBender26

Mrs. MindBender and I keep a secure home; passive IR lights, alarm, long weapons in closet, hand guns close, planning, drills, etc.

Due to worldwide "problems," we have gone to more lights on, long weapons next to bed, and taking the Glock 23s with extra mags with us whenever out of home 20.

Anyone else?


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BTW, the 20mm 6 barrel electric 6000 rounds per minute mini-gun and the small, hand-held fisionable weapons won't fit under my sports jacket or in her purse, so have ruled them out.
1 posted on 08/10/2011 8:59:17 PM PDT by MindBender26
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To: MindBender26

This has been a concern of mine for about 18 months. I don’t telegraph my plans.


2 posted on 08/10/2011 9:02:03 PM PDT by mlocher (Is it time to cash in before I am taxed out?)
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To: MindBender26

Seems a little paranoid...

Things are bad but I don’t see rioting in the streets and marauder groups attacking homes.

I made it through the Rodney King riots which were much less than they appeared.

If it helps you to sleep with a loaded Glock, more power to ya.

But you give power to those who force you to change your lifestyle and thinking and remove you from the comfort you probably have.


3 posted on 08/10/2011 9:02:16 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: MindBender26

Nope. Already prepped. My goofy Sheltie is terrible guard dog, though.


4 posted on 08/10/2011 9:02:39 PM PDT by dadgum (Overjoyed to be a Pariah)
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To: MindBender26

Yes and no. Most of the prep was accomplished already. Just upping the LP/OP vigilance.


5 posted on 08/10/2011 9:03:22 PM PDT by Oiao
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To: MindBender26

I don’t mean to offend, but that sounds nuts. Although if you do work on the hand-held nuke, I’d suggest keeping it to yourself ;-)


6 posted on 08/10/2011 9:04:22 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: dadgum
"My goofy Sheltie is terrible guard dog, though."

LOLOL! Had one of those myself. He would let ANYBODY into the house, but nobody dared try to leave. LOL!

7 posted on 08/10/2011 9:05:33 PM PDT by redhead (—I will vote for Sarah Palin, even if I have to write her in. —)
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To: MindBender26
“small, hand-held fisionable weapons “

That's speaking my language. I have a rabbit problem; those would work.

8 posted on 08/10/2011 9:06:03 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (I love how the FR spellchecker doesn't recognize the word "Obama")
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To: MindBender26

Any fire extinguishers handy? A home in a common residential neighborhood is not the most easily defensible position btw.


9 posted on 08/10/2011 9:06:08 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: dadgum
Your Sheltie must be related to my Lab/Shepard mix.
Damn “watch dog” loves anyone on two legs. As a watch dog, she would WATCH while they carried everything out of the house.
10 posted on 08/10/2011 9:07:09 PM PDT by Tupelo ( 2012 TEA PARTYER but no longer a Republican)
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To: freedumb2003

Well he is doing something about it though.

If it becomes a new habit it won’t be as dangerous, it will be more natural. If things do get tougher there will be less risk of accidental problems.

Lots of people sleep with loaded handguns in arms reach. Long guns under the bed.


11 posted on 08/10/2011 9:07:27 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: freedumb2003

I agree that there is a 1 in a 1000 or 1 in 10,000 chance we could be hit, but if Mrs. Freedumb or the little Freedumbettes were injured/killed, would you forgive yourself?


12 posted on 08/10/2011 9:07:27 PM PDT by MindBender26 (Forget AMEX. Remember your Glock 27: Never Leave Home Without It!)
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To: MindBender26

Do you live in downtown Philly or Detroit? Otherwise I wouldn’t be in panic mode. There will be plenty of warning of an insurrection if you live out in a civilized area.


13 posted on 08/10/2011 9:07:59 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: MindBender26
I'll never tell.

14 posted on 08/10/2011 9:08:34 PM PDT by I see my hands (Keep your sunny side up!)
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To: MindBender26

I bought me a baseball bat, I did. Cor Blimey Guvnor.


15 posted on 08/10/2011 9:08:37 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (when liberals rant, it's called free speech; when conservatives vent, it's called hate speech.)
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To: gunsequalfreedom

Great question.

Have 3 dry chemical, and when we built house, installed hise bibs in each bathroom, kitchen and garage. Have 100 feet of good 7/8 hose on each and 70 PSI at taps. There is nothing like mega-gallons of water in a fire,


16 posted on 08/10/2011 9:10:58 PM PDT by MindBender26 (Forget AMEX. Remember your Glock 27: Never Leave Home Without It!)
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To: Secret Agent Man
When milliseconds count a gun in the drawer is seconds away.

17 posted on 08/10/2011 9:11:39 PM PDT by I see my hands (Keep your sunny side up!)
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To: Tupelo

My Dobe considers everything within his range of vision to be “mine” and reacts appropriately so in effect, he guards the neighbors down at the end of the lane, too.

I should charge them a monthly surveillance fee.

:)


18 posted on 08/10/2011 9:11:42 PM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep...clowns will eat me.)
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To: MindBender26
AMERICAN Police officers are more than capable of handling punks on a riot binge.

It's the Mayors/Gov who cannot be trusted with our safety.

19 posted on 08/10/2011 9:12:11 PM PDT by MaxMax
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To: Lazlo in PA

We’re in a great area, 3/4 mile from a very bad area.


20 posted on 08/10/2011 9:12:17 PM PDT by MindBender26 (Forget AMEX. Remember your Glock 27: Never Leave Home Without It!)
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To: MindBender26

We’re hillbillies.

We’ve been “prepared” ever since prohibition.

;D


21 posted on 08/10/2011 9:12:37 PM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep...clowns will eat me.)
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To: MindBender26

Anyone who tries to mess with my neighborhood will be sorry they did.


22 posted on 08/10/2011 9:12:49 PM PDT by Huck
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To: MindBender26

>>I agree that there is a 1 in a 1000 or 1 in 10,000 chance we could be hit, but if Mrs. Freedumb or the little Freedumbettes were injured/killed, would you forgive yourself?<<

So I should put my whole family in Kevlar clothing and never let any of them drive (the latter has a MUCH higher probability of causing injury or death).

It isn’t so much doing prudent preparation (I love in Eeathquake country and have all the proper provisions, food, batteries, emergency lights, etc.) — it is your peace of mind that is of concern.


23 posted on 08/10/2011 9:13:00 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: MindBender26

>>I agree that there is a 1 in a 1000 or 1 in 10,000 chance we could be hit, but if Mrs. Freedumb or the little Freedumbettes were injured/killed, would you forgive yourself?<<

So I should put my whole family in Kevlar clothing and never let any of them drive (the latter has a MUCH higher probability of causing injury or death).

It isn’t so much doing prudent preparation (I live in Eeathquake country and have all the proper provisions, food, batteries, emergency lights, etc.) — it is your peace of mind that is of concern.


24 posted on 08/10/2011 9:13:31 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: MindBender26

No change here. We live so far out in the country you can see the future coming. If the dust cloud turns out not to be the future, at least you had time to clean the house and check the weaponry before it/they got heere.


25 posted on 08/10/2011 9:13:31 PM PDT by Lion Den Dan
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To: MindBender26

A bit extreme for this area, but without divulging anything specific on the ‘webs, we are always in a basic level of preparedness that fits the current situation as needed...


26 posted on 08/10/2011 9:13:36 PM PDT by Bean Counter ("He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.".....Nietzsche)
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To: MindBender26

Semper Vig...


27 posted on 08/10/2011 9:14:04 PM PDT by Bean Counter ("He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.".....Nietzsche)
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To: dadgum

My goofy Sheltie is terrible guard dog, though.

_______________________________________________

Ahhh, but she’ll SHED all over any intruders, right?

Mrs. R2 and I have been married 31 years. For 28 of those years, we’ve had shelties. We are sheltie free at the time, and I’m REALLY wanting to get another.


28 posted on 08/10/2011 9:14:38 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (The views and opinions expressed in this post are true and correct. Deal with it)
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To: Bean Counter

U Da Man


29 posted on 08/10/2011 9:16:22 PM PDT by MindBender26 (Forget AMEX. Remember your Glock 27: Never Leave Home Without It!)
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To: MindBender26
Past a certain point, which you appear to have reached, you reach a certain point of diminishing returns with arming one household. You're probably at the point where organizing with your neighbors, church, co-workers, friends, family, or whoever you generally trust, will be more valuable in the event of catastrophe. Being ready starts at home, but the intermediate and advanced survival tasks are team efforts. Something to consider.
30 posted on 08/10/2011 9:16:34 PM PDT by Steel Wolf ("Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master." - Gaius Sallustius Crispus)
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To: freedumb2003; MindBender26
As I posted else where:“There is no greater disaster than to underestimate danger.

Underestimation can be fatal.”


“Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Siege of AR-558 (#7.8)” (1998) Quark: Let me tell you something about Hew-mons, Nephew. They’re a wonderful, friendly people, as long as their bellies are full and their holosuites are working. But take away their creature comforts, deprive them of food, sleep, sonic showers, put their lives in jeopardy over an extended period of time and those same friendly, intelligent, wonderful people... will become as nasty and as violent as the most bloodthirsty Klingon. You don’t believe me? Look at those faces. Look in their eyes.

Now go watch some of the videos of the riots in the UK or the flash mobs here and look into their eyes.
31 posted on 08/10/2011 9:17:17 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: redhead; dadgum
I have a little Yorkie and last week the Koi pond man came to work on my pond. I left the side gate open for him. My husband, myself and the dog were out back. The man just came walking through and my Yorkie went after him. She thought she was ferocious.
32 posted on 08/10/2011 9:17:39 PM PDT by Spunky (“To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abh)
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To: MindBender26

33 posted on 08/10/2011 9:18:46 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: MindBender26

3/4 of a mile from a very bad area is not a good area. Keep up your current practices. I would in your situation.


34 posted on 08/10/2011 9:19:17 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: gunsequalfreedom
"Any fire extinguishers handy?"

I hear a can of Wasp spray make a great weapon.

35 posted on 08/10/2011 9:19:20 PM PDT by Spunky (“To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abh)
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To: freedumb2003; Lazlo in PA
I don’t see rioting in the streets and marauder groups attacking homes.

Are you aware of the increasing number of home invasions in good neighborhoods? People are followed home from upscale malls or just picked randomly in affluent neighborhoods. I am not talking about Detroit or Atlanta but mid-sized cities and their suburbs.

You probably won't read about it in your local newspaper. Just like you didn't read about the thousands of youths rioting over Memorial Day weekend.

Talk to the folks at your local gun shop or talk to a relative who works for a police department. Things are reaching the tipping point.

36 posted on 08/10/2011 9:19:31 PM PDT by ladyjane
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To: MindBender26

I made a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and put it in a baggie. I’m set.


37 posted on 08/10/2011 9:22:23 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: I see my hands

Plus, you don’t want to blow a hole in your pecker like that feller did. Yeeoww.


38 posted on 08/10/2011 9:24:16 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: MindBender26

We live a fair distance to any major cities, particularly the kind that are prone to that kind of behavior.


39 posted on 08/10/2011 9:24:56 PM PDT by DB
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To: MindBender26

here too! Just spent a considerable amount on more ammo too! Running out of hiding places!


40 posted on 08/10/2011 9:25:13 PM PDT by Partysnobz
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To: HereInTheHeartland; dadgum; redhead

Hilarious ! My silly mutts would do the same.

Regarding rabbits however...My Saint Bernard has acquired a taste for them ! Quite gross when she catches them, and I can’t believe she does !


41 posted on 08/10/2011 9:25:28 PM PDT by onona (I stand with SARAH !)
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To: Kartographer

Where’s my friggin’ holosuite ? I wanna boff some supermodels.


42 posted on 08/10/2011 9:25:56 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: MindBender26

Nothing unusual on my part. I already live in the country most of the time, and what is regarded as paranoid in the city is regarded as pretty normal behavior out here. Caching food, stashing ammo? Storing water and gasoline and providing for alternate power sources in case the grid goes down? Heck, we don’t call that the breakdown of society, we call it “winter.”


43 posted on 08/10/2011 9:27:15 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Tupelo

I knew a St Bernard like that. Now the little Chihuahua was a different matter. She ripped the shirt right off the burglar and sent him packing.

I would say they were a good working pair. LOL


44 posted on 08/10/2011 9:28:00 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: MindBender26; All

Take a look at this thread:

Alert: Anyone Noticing the call for US Day of RAge on September 17th? (vanity)

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2761959/posts?page=1


45 posted on 08/10/2011 9:28:02 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: Tupelo

Sounds like my lab and chihuahua, will join in carrying everything out of the house thinking it is a game...


46 posted on 08/10/2011 9:28:12 PM PDT by Tamatoa (Fight for our America, Fight for our Country I fought to defend!!!)
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To: smokingfrog

ooooooo, that’s nice !!


47 posted on 08/10/2011 9:29:20 PM PDT by onona (I stand with SARAH !)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
I like to think in my case the headline would have read:

Man Saved By Dressing Left


48 posted on 08/10/2011 9:32:36 PM PDT by I see my hands (Keep your sunny side up!)
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To: MindBender26

It is time to review and revise plans.

Thanks for the reminder to do drills. It’s been awhile at my house.


49 posted on 08/10/2011 9:35:09 PM PDT by Palladin (Sarah Palin in 2012!)
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To: Billthedrill

My 93 year old mom was at the cabin the other week. Lightening storm knocked out power for 11 hours. But like she said - you don’t much notice it at the cabin. Lit some candles for the two rooms, and still have a flashlight for the trip to the outhouse and hand pump like always.


50 posted on 08/10/2011 9:42:17 PM PDT by 21twelve (Obama Recreating the New Deal: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts)
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