View Poll Results: Are you getting prepared?

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  • I have already done it.

    6 15.38%
  • I am doing it right now.

    6 15.38%
  • I am starting right now.

    0 0%
  • I'll begin in less than a year.

    1 2.56%
  • I'll get ready within 2 years.

    0 0%
  • I'll take some limited measuers.

    1 2.56%
  • I'll wait and see what happens. Then I'll act.

    6 15.38%
  • I am not worried. I trust Obama's policies.

    10 25.64%
  • I don't care. I'll just accept my fate.

    4 10.26%
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    Post Are you getting prepared?

    According to the Council of Foreign Relations, 40% of Americans have a survivalist mindset.

    A sizable number of people are stockpiling for hard times in the near future. Many are fearing food shortages, power outages, water and energy shortages, bank closures, massive crime, and runaway inflation.

    One comment: "What's motivating this is sheer terror over the new administration."

    Read this:

    Economic crisis spurs spike in 'suburban survivalists'

    So the question is: Are you getting prepared for hard times? Or are you not worried and think these fears are exaggerated?

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    Re: Are you getting prepared?

    massive exaggeration, equally massive knee jerk reaction....
    besides, my bet is that the gun and ammo makers are the ones spreading the hysteria...
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    Re: Are you getting prepared?

    Quote Originally Posted by ronpaulvoter View Post
    According to the Council of Foreign Relations, 40% of Americans have a survivalist mindset.

    A sizable number of people are stockpiling for hard times in the near future. Many are fearing food shortages, power outages, water and energy shortages, bank closures, massive crime, and runaway inflation.

    One comment: "What's motivating this is sheer terror over the new administration."

    Read this:

    Economic crisis spurs spike in 'suburban survivalists'

    So the question is: Are you getting prepared for hard times? Or are you not worried and think these fears are exaggerated?
    I go with exaggerated.

    People should be prepared for natural disasters - like Katrina, but you can't really prepare for hyperinflation or the demise of society as so many of these survivalists do.

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    Re: Are you getting prepared?

    As FDR was prone to say - "We have nothing to fear but fear itself",but there are those who ignore this and live in fear....maybe they enjoy harsh conditions and fear....man is strange...
    And how many people here lived thru and survived the Great Depression ? My parents survived this, and if necessary so will I, if things ever come down to this...

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    Re: Are you getting prepared?

    Quote Originally Posted by ronpaulvoter View Post
    So the question is: Are you getting prepared for hard times? Or are you not worried and think these fears are exaggerated?
    As a Californian I always have an earthquake preparedness kit which has about 60 days worth of food and water, as long as my niece doesn't use the water to take a shower.

    But any REAL survivalist knows the only thing worth hording is ammo. You've got to be prepaired with what you need to make fire, and live off of bugs, rodents, and any larger game if you don't intend to starve. 90% of Americans are too wimpy to survive in a post invasion, apocolyptic, or government perpetrated genocide world. You know...like living in a dirty hole for five years.

    That's good because none of that crapola is gonna happen. The Mayan Calender, Book of Revelations, Glenn Beck's paranoid ramblings, or the invasion of the US by foreign powers is all hyped by the media, Hollywood, and the National Inquirer.

    Worse yet...nut jobs who are buying up guns and ammo because they think Obama will knock on thier door and demand them need to lay off the Fox News, the Rush, and the conspiracy theories. BTW, I own guns and am pro second amendment.
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    Re: Are you getting prepared?

    I have started yes, but wheather or not what the future holds is unknown, things may very well turn out for the best, as a matter of fact I am betting they will. But I have bought a gun, am buying gold and building a survival kit, not saying that things will get that bad but as the old saying goes, chance favors the prepared. I run my house like a country if i see a possible problem in the future I take steps to correct it and secure our selves.
    Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both.
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    Re: Are you getting prepared?

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    massive exaggeration, equally massive knee jerk reaction....
    besides, my bet is that the gun and ammo makers are the ones spreading the hysteria...
    There`s always someone spreading hysteria about something unrealistic. Hell ,I don`t think the KILLER BEES have made it out of Texas yet.

    You mention guns and amo. How many people could even do the deed ?

    Another thought,...Its raining cats and dogs, a little snow mixed in, you are soaked to the bone, and you haven`t seen anything that even looked like food, let alone kilt it. Could you survive THAT

    OK so its not a life of luxury. I`ll just kick back and watch some TV...sure, in your dreams.

    Here`s a little hysteria for you. MOST people couldn`t survive with ten guns.

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    Re: Are you getting prepared?

    I have a couple neighbors who are survivalists. They are nutjobs. I want to be as little like them as possible, so I guess you can say I am getting anti-prepared.

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    Re: Are you getting prepared?

    Quote Originally Posted by kamino View Post
    I have started yes, but wheather or not what the future holds is unknown, things may very well turn out for the best, as a matter of fact I am betting they will. But I have bought a gun, am buying gold and building a survival kit, not saying that things will get that bad but as the old saying goes, chance favors the prepared. I run my house like a country if i see a possible problem in the future I take steps to correct it and secure our selves.
    Good attitude ! Most people give little thought to anything because they don`t know what to believe.
    Just a thought about one of the many things that might test us all, Rent the movie ,"Red Dawn", and make the family watch it with you.
    Another good one is "Day After Tomorrow", for the environment causation for survival mode kick-into overdrive.
    Good Luck no matter what.
    Last edited by Rodney; 05-28-09 at 01:12 PM.

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    Re: Are you getting prepared?

    Quote Originally Posted by ronpaulvoter View Post
    So the question is: Are you getting prepared for hard times? Or are you not worried and think these fears are exaggerated?
    At some point, the only currency that will matter is ammunition.
    When that happens, I'll be rich.

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