This is a discussion on Economy Woes & Family within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Originally Posted by airbornerangerboogie Besides my normal preparation of ammo, food, and barter goods, I'm buying depressed stock. I'm just depressed!...
This is the law;
The purpose of fighting is to win.
There is no possible victory in defense.
The sword is more important than the shield and skill is more important than either.
The final weapon is the brain. All else is supplemental. - John Steinbeck
“Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today.” James Dean
Phil (NRA Member and Vietnam Vet)
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I gave them to the naked Pigmy's in New Guinea
Those living on the edge will be pushed over the edge.
I'm afraid this is going to get a lot worse before it gets better.
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This current financial crisis may be dealt with for the short term but this country IS on the way to huge problems. Eventually I believe there will be a revolution/civil war, chaos in the streets. Thirty years ago the two parties fought over such things as which new bomber to fund, which new national forest to designate or whether to fund a new renovation of the white house. Today there is a huge difference in their fight but it pretty much comes down to being complete socialists or trying to save capitalism. You can't have bigger government and less government at the same time.
We are giving the country to illegal immigrants, The bottom 60 % of the population pays only 1 % of all the income taxes collected. Millions of people get "tax refunds" and paid no income tax. Nobama keeps saying he will cut taxes for 95 % of us. That is absurd since 40% pay NONE already. The American people have become totally dependent on government taking care of them. The military is at war, but America is at the mall.
Pardon me for venting, but I feel I earned the right. When I was a young man I wrote a blank check for the amount of up to, and including the value of my life, for the US government to use as they desired. I honored that promise for 30 years in the military. I would willingly have given my life for this country. Not now. It is no longer, and never will be, the country I loved. I will defend my family to the death, but will not fight for a bunch of foreigners who wouldn't even fight for themselves.
I believe our economy is a house of cards, and we can't trust the political hacks in Washington, who caused most of the problem, to fix it. What ever happened to saving $$ to buy what we can afford? You think it's bad now, people are leveraged to the max and the credit card shoe will drop. Have 6mo supply food house is paid for and a pile of ammo. As with CC I don't tell anyone, don't need them to come a knocking when the SHTF.
"Just blame Sixto"
I've got a few hundred .45acp and 9mm waiting, and a few 00 buck. I hope to god I don't ever have to reach for any of it.
On Friday I'm going to buy a few bricks of .22LR - I've no problems using that as my food gathering source. I'd rather not use hte .30-06 and the slugs for food unles it's worth it. Deer's damn tasty.
Zoe: "Preacher, don't the Bible have some pretty specific things to say about killing?
Book: "Quite specific. It is, however, somewhat fuzzier on the subject of kneecaps."
As far as any economic SHTF scenario, we (the boss and I) are prepared. I can close the door and windows and live for a few months without electric, or heat (gotta' love FL).
I don't think that there will be a complete meltdown, but times could get pretty tough for a short while. The police are sure going to be busy.
Stay armed...be prepared...stay safe!
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If the markets drop much, its going to be very interesting to see how people adjust. I'm wondering how many will actually adapt, and how many will flip out and others will do nothing.
More interesting than that, is watching the political positioning surrounding this. The timing is no accident IMO.
Back on topic, I think things will be like the holiday season as far as crime goes; What I mean is, every year at holiday time, robbery and theft crimes increase, as does personal crimes and suicides. People start feeling the pinch from social and economic pressures. The BG's see people out with something they don't have, money. A tough economy will do the same thing, but on a larger scale.
I personally always better arm myself (with both hardware and "software")
during this time.
"Just blame Sixto"
Sixto, why would the timing be no accident? What does the Bush administration have to gain for the republican party for requesting 700 billion dollars that a lot of republican house and sentate members are not going to vote for, especially when the initial request was for no oversight and no strings attached. That is the part that I can phathom.
I don't think the financial institutions timed their total collapses with the elections either. It just ended up that way. Their shell games finally caught up with them.
What I can not understand is the folks saying companies won't be able to make their payrolls or purchase product or whatever. IMO, if you can't make your payroll, or product without borrowing money then you probably don't need the doors on your business open in the first place.
If the limits on the personal credit cards drop, oh well, most people are over extended on them in the first place. It is funny that the markets have somewhat recovered from the initial shock of the stimulus package failing. If it draws on for another week or so, and things just slow down, maybe people will see that it isn't really all gloom and doom and will just learn to adjust.
You are right, that if things turn south a bit, the holiday season will be interesting. Those full days of shopping going from store to store with a car full of packages will need to be rethought. Maybe one store, then drop the goods back off at home and not leave things in your auto where a quick break of glass will result in your lost items. Purse snatching and check fraud will likely go up along with other crimes in general.
Just remember that shot placement is much more important with what you carry than how big a bang you get with each trigger pull.
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