Doomsday Preppers are 'Socially Selfish' ...according to Emergency Manager...Huh?

Doomsday Preppers are 'Socially Selfish' ...according to Emergency Manager...Huh?

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    Doomsday Preppers are 'Socially Selfish' ...according to Emergency Manager...Huh?

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    Dec 7, 2012
    by Patrice Lewis

    Last week on the website Emergency Management, there appeared a blog post written by an emergency manager named Valerie Lucus-McEwen in which she made a grave error in judgment. She called doomsday preppers “socially selfish.”

    She based this startling conclusion on the National Geographic’s “The Doomsday Prepper” series and concluded that because the people featured in this show were spending their OWN time and their OWN money to stockpile their OWN resources in order to prepare their OWN families for whatever disastrous scenario they foresaw, they are selfish. Specifically, as another emergency manager phrased it, this is “a level of indulgence that is selfish and counter-productive to providing for the common good.”

    My Comments: Common Good? That is why I pay 50% + of my income in all types of taxes and fees for. What I do with the rest is not for the, um, 'Common Good'. Sorry, you got your share you socialist idiots.

    Little did Ms. Lucus-McEwen realize she was opening an enormous can of worms. The blog post got blitzed with comments, universally condemning her for her conclusions and asking why it was the job of ordinary preppers to “provide for the common good” at their own expense.

    Read more at Are Preppers responsible for the unprepared?
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    Here is a link to the actual blog post. Doomsday Preppers are Socially Selfish

    It seems shes under the assumption that the people on the show are anti-community assistance in the event of an emergency. Pretty much she has no idea what is going on.

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    How on earth do you pay 50% of your income in tax? I think you are filing wrong brother!
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    "How on earth do you pay 50% of your income in tax? I think you are filing wrong brother!"

    LOL, I think he's a bit high, but by the time you figure all taxes taken out of your paycheck, property taxes, sales taxes, taxes on each gallon of gasoline, taxes on your phone bill, taxes on... You get the idea... it does add up to a very hefty chunk of your income.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NMB View Post
    Here is a link to the actual blog post. Doomsday Preppers are Socially Selfish

    It seems shes under the assumption that the people on the show are anti-community assistance in the event of an emergency. Pretty much she has no idea what is going on.

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    How on earth do you pay 50% of your income in tax? I think you are filing wrong brother!
    Thanks for posting the link to the Blog. I should have done that.

    As for Taxes, I'm including all witholdings, property taxes, taxes hidden as fees (these nickle and dime you to death) and sales taxes. That is after what I can legally protect as pre-taxed income and with the Fiscal Cliff...... I expect to pay more.

    I can't hide behind the additional and substantual tax writeoffs that a small business can use, which I believe is exactly why the current govt is going after small business, to strip them of any way to stay solvent using legal tax deductions.

    It depends on where one lives............. and sucks.

    Correction Edit - the above poster is correct - not just Income Tax. I should have stated what my Tax/Fee Burden is.
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    Thumbs down Bureaucratic Idiots

    The taxes add up to enough to make you ill.

    Even if you aren't one of those selfish self-indulgent preppers.
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    If she is that stupid, she sure dosent need to be in a position of authority....but hey, I am not really suprised.
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    Socially selfish? Not me!
    I am quite well supplied and stocked up, and if the great unwashed, unprepared masses decide that I need to supply them,
    by force, I will gladly share my supplies starting with ammunition.
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    I never understood people who confuse being self sufficient with being selfish.
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    Ms Lucus-McEwen has no conept of the meaning of "Doomsday." Simple as that.
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    Her attitude goes hand-in-hand with why we had the winner we did of this last election.

    The "haves" are supposed to support the "have not's" don't you know?
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    I have the most trouble with people who think you just owe them everything, we really must do something to stop this cycle of handouts.
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    The problem with that is eventually the "Haves" run out of money too.
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    empty skirt...EM around here spends signifigant time and money messaging preparedness...What EM Mangement Wonk, wanting to be recognized as relevant to EM managment would even refer to a "reality" TV show... YOU cOULD NOT TAKE THIS PERSON SERIOUSLY...Wonder if she knows what ICS is, or NIMS 700 ??
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottM View Post
    Her attitude goes hand-in-hand with why we had the winner we did of this last election.

    The "haves" are supposed to support the "have not's" don't you know?
    I usually refer to them as the "will not's"...
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    Ive said this before. If your prepping which most of us should be. Im not going on tv and tell the world what I have and where Im at. Thats nobodys buisness but my own. Stay safe.
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