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Old 04-16-2009, 10:24 PM
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Default Running out of time? SHTF?

Anyone else get the feeling that we are standing in the 'eye' of the economic storm of the century? Increases in violence, shootings, crime, people at the brink of loosing it? Precursors to SHTF maybe? I would like to hear from you guys what your thoughts are on some tale tell signs to look out for.
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Honestly, I think not. And I'm a pretty paranoid guy when it comes to these things.
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Im just happy my saiga 308 22''is officially home and brand new. Just need ammo
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No, and as for the SHTF stuff
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No, I don't. I think whole gun panic will die by the end of this year too, or severely slow down.
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Old 04-16-2009, 11:46 PM
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^^ hope so, prices have gone up so dramatically. I will resumes spending when prices resume normalcy.
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"There's always an Arquillian Battle Cruiser, or a Corillian Death Ray, or an intergalactic plague that is about to wipe out all life on this miserable little planet..."
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we can always duck and cover, under a desk or in a door way...i always forget is that for nukes or earthquakes?
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Old 04-17-2009, 12:44 AM
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Telltale sign to watch for: someone squatting over a fan.
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Old 04-17-2009, 12:48 AM
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Now that up there friends is some funny stuff.....
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Mr. Krushchev said we will bury you, I don't subscribe to this point of view...

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I have been consistantly sh*tfaced the last.... 3 or 4 months so everything seems good looking to me
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I am of the other school of thought. I think that WHEN (not "if") Obama is proven to NOT be a natural born citizen, WHEN his mega-TRILLION dollar spending spree trickles down to the taxpayer, WHEN he sells out America by trashing our "Worthless currency" (made so by his printing trillions of extra cash) and drags us, kicking and screaming into using the "Amero", and WHEN he shows his true colors so blatantly and obviously that even the most rabid liberal will experience the disgust we all stomach on a daily basis now, THEN the SHTF and all bets are off!
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I am of the other school of thought. I think that WHEN (not "if") Obama is proven to NOT be a natural born citizen, WHEN his mega-TRILLION dollar spending spree trickles down to the taxpayer, WHEN he sells out America by trashing our "Worthless currency" (made so by his printing trillions of extra cash) and drags us, kicking and screaming into using the "Amero", and WHEN he shows his true colors so blatantly and obviously that even the most rabid liberal will experience the disgust we all stomach on a daily basis now, THEN the SHTF and all bets are off!
That's a whole lotta crap hitting one very large fan!
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Yup, what was said above, thats a whole lotta SHTF!
As for myself, ive bought some hard currency type stuff, gold/silver, stocked up on ammo, food, water purification, defensive items, hard to get medical items, saline, prescriptions, antibiotics, almost everything medicla short of a operating table, things of that nature. Ive made several locations to withdraw to if things get too out of hand on the civil front, and those locations are stocked with everything from long range hideout gear, to gardening supplies to re-supply of my current stock of SHTF gear.
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Feelings aside, it's better to be prepared and ready, than not.
That way you won't be surprised either way.

No way in hell will you see me or my family/friends in this situation.


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we can always duck and cover, under a desk or in a door way...i always forget is that for nukes or earthquakes?

...i think earthquakes. for nukes, i think you are supposed to plug your ears and open your mouth real wide too.
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Unfortunatly my gut IS telling me the
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I have noticed an increase in crime in my area. I do not think that it is sign that we are moving to some crazy SHTF period in time. Just that there are more poor, desperate people in these bad economic times.
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Mostly I think nothing will happen & the situation will improve. But if GM
goes down & drags a bunch of other companies down with it and then
some other large companies tank as well, then I don't know. Chaos can
be triggered by relatively small number or people/incidents/events. It's
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^^ butterfly effect.
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...i think earthquakes. for nukes, i think you are supposed to plug your ears and open your mouth real wide too.
You're pretty close ...

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Not sure what will happen, but this is one big reason why I left Vallejo. The last place I wanted to be if SHTF was in a third world city full of paroled felons with only half a police department. Now I live where I can take care of myself and my family without worrying about gangs of thugs going door to door in the wealthier areas of town.

Not paranoid, just taking simple steps to ensure my well being.
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Not sure what will happen, but this is one big reason why I left Vallejo. The last place I wanted to be if SHTF was in a third world city full of paroled felons with only half a police department. Now I live where I can take care of myself and my family without worrying about gangs of thugs going door to door in the wealthier areas of town.

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I would probably move too if my house wasn't so far underwater. Puts us between a rock and a hard place.
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I wish I had a few billion dollars. I'd build an actual DEATH STAR and move there!
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Seriously, I did read something disturbing this week. China is selling dollars and buying copper and other such raw materials. I could not tell whether this was simply "hedging their bets long term, and buying copper while it is still affordable or whether China has decided Obama is going to steal the value of their U.S. dollar investments and is trying to salvage what they can of what they have loaned to the USA.

While I would normally expect a more measured drop in the value of the dollar and a gradual increase in inflation and interest rates, in the 21st Century market adjustments can happen quickly. If China really is dumping dollars, there can be a panic because the smart money will notice and move fast. Probaby not SHTF, but a whole lot of S hitting something.

Incidently, it is of some note that Soros, he of wacky left-wing fame, has made a S***load of money in the past short selling currencies. I wonder if he has bet against his buddy Obama?
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Seriously, I did read something disturbing this week. China is selling dollars and buying copper and other such raw materials.
Where you been? It's known that China's manufacturers have been buying lead and copper (as well as other raw materials) en mass for the last couple of years in order to supply the US with cheap goods (all jokes about lead being a food additive aside). This has driven up the price of copper and lead thereby affecting the price and supply of ammo here as well.
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I would probably move too if my house wasn't so far underwater. Puts us between a rock and a hard place.
Losing a good deal of my retirement funds on my house was one of the hardest decisions I ever made, but I don't regret it one bit. I now am able to sleep at night and I no longer worry about my home or family when I have to travel on business. I have lived in 10 different cities in California, and Vallejo was the first place that I did not feel safe. In 5 years I had 3-4 close calls with gangbangers and shooters that could have gone the ugly route. And this was living in Hiddenbrooke and Hyde Park which were not exactly slum lands when I bought into them.

I gave it my best shot, but there are not enough people there that care to make a difference. Some of the best folks I ever met were in Vallejo, but they were in the minority, and most agreed with me, but had lived there all their lives and couldn't make a move.

Hope you can make it work there for you, Sgt.
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Don't worry. The world is not scheduled to end until Dec of 2012.
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The last place I wanted to be if SHTF was in a third world city full of paroled felons with only half a police department.

Not paranoid, just taking simple steps to ensure my well being.

Man, you just described Placer County!

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