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Liberal media, White House owes preppers and survivalists a massive apology
share.banoosh.com ^ | 11/4/12 | Mr. M

Posted on 11/04/2012 2:18:48 PM PST by Kartographer

In the wake of superstorm Sandy, preppers are the new prophets. Those who failed to prepare are the new homeless.

For as long as we can all remember, preppers and survivalists have been derided by the mainstream media, labeled “kooks” and “wing nuts” for stockpiling food, water, ammunition, medical supplies and emergency gear. Only paranoid conspiracy theorists engage in evil preparedness activities, we were told by the sellout mainstream media, and they’ve convinced many that preppers may even be terrorists.

The very word “stockpiling” has been used in a derogatory manner, as if it’s somehow bad for private citizens to stockpile food, medicine and emergency supplies that might save lives in a crisis. Never mind that the government stockpiles all these things for its own survival; citizens are routinely taught that stockpiling is bad!

Suddenly all that has changed. In the aftermath of superstorm Sandy, preppers are the ones who aren’t starving, freezing or begging the government to come save them with emergency supplies. Those who failed to prepare are now subjected to the chaotic, incompetent actions of the federal government which is, predictably, operating in a never-ending state of logistical failure.

An one example, in response to the ongoing scarcity of gasoline, New York announced that the Defense Department would be opening up free gas stations near areas hardest-hit, but that residents should stay away and let first responders fuel up ahead of them.

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KEYWORDS: 2012; preparedness; preppers; sandy; superstorm
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I won't hold my breath seeing how even with Sandy there are still even FReepers who are mock and deny the need to prep. One of the worse did come forward on one post and grudgingly agree that 3-4 days of stuff was probably OK, but any more was crazy and unneeded waste.
1 posted on 11/04/2012 2:18:49 PM PST by Kartographer
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To: appalachian_dweller; OldPossum; DuncanWaring; VirginiaMom; CodeToad; goosie; kalee; ...

Preppers’ PING!!


2 posted on 11/04/2012 2:22:20 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

bump


3 posted on 11/04/2012 2:29:06 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Kartographer
The proplems are not limited to the anti-preparation pollyannas. Who could forget the behavior prior to the storm.

Hurricane Sandy Will Not Land in the US (10-23-12)
4 posted on 11/04/2012 2:34:40 PM PST by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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To: Kartographer

Preppers are mocked and laughed at until disaster hits then everyone comes knocking on our door for help. I don’t give it unless it’s to another prepper.

We got hit by that massive storm on June 29. We had electricity, clean water, and decent comfort. We also had a LOT of people wanting to use our resources for their own needs.

Sorry, I prepared for myself and my family. Not the neighborhood. When it comes down to it, you are responsible for yourself... no one else.


5 posted on 11/04/2012 2:47:07 PM PST by BCR #226 (02/07 SOT www.extremefirepower.com...The BS stops when the hammer drops.)
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To: Kartographer

Will Stephen Colbert apologize to Glenn Beck and preppers?


6 posted on 11/04/2012 2:54:14 PM PST by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: Kartographer

Worst case scenario if Obama wins, he will outlaw prepping, form a 24 hour snitch line with rewards of who is hoarding and also brigades of “Youth Corps” to go out on confiscation patrols.


7 posted on 11/04/2012 2:55:16 PM PST by Eye of Unk (OPSEC)
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To: Kartographer

In that list needing to print official apologies, do NOT forget the so-called Janet the 2nd’s Department of Homeland Security, for including ‘preppers’ as ‘homegrown terrorists’!!!

The government talk has already begun with the word, ‘hoarding’, instead of ‘stockpiling’ food, although it is a practice among the LDS church.


8 posted on 11/04/2012 3:00:44 PM PST by Terry L Smith
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To: Terry L Smith

That treasonous skank had better get her resume up-to-date. As or Wednesday, she’s effectively unemployed.


9 posted on 11/04/2012 3:16:22 PM PST by carriage_hill ("0bummer's a towering figure" - even a Garden Gnome casts a long shadow at sunset.)
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To: Eye of Unk

“...brigades of “Youth Corps” to go out on confiscation patrols”.

That won’t end well for a whole lot of them.


10 posted on 11/04/2012 3:18:51 PM PST by carriage_hill ("0bummer's a towering figure" - even a Garden Gnome casts a long shadow at sunset.)
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To: Kartographer

thanks-for-the-ping bump


11 posted on 11/04/2012 3:22:55 PM PST by TEXOKIE (Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little. EdmondBurke)
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To: Kartographer

No doubt that Sandy will be responsible for recruiting many new ‘Preppers’.


12 posted on 11/04/2012 3:23:35 PM PST by panaxanax
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To: Kartographer

Preppers would have heeded evacuation orders and had:

1 - Their “Bug Out” gear ready,

2 - An alternate destination to survive.


13 posted on 11/04/2012 3:25:34 PM PST by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: Kartographer

Obama is not going to offer apologies to these preppers.
He will take these preppers stuff and give it away to others who did not prep


14 posted on 11/04/2012 3:43:05 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: Eye of Unk

There is one FReeper in particular who I 99% sure will be among the first to call such a snitch line. And no I am NOT KIDDING.


15 posted on 11/04/2012 3:46:57 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

They will be singing new songs in a couple of days from now.
I bet liquor sales will go through the roof soon when Obama loses.

The new law of the land, you prep, you live.

Those who refuse await the consequences.


16 posted on 11/04/2012 4:03:04 PM PST by Eye of Unk (OPSEC)
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To: carriage_hill

They’ll have fresh meat to take back!

Long pig!


17 posted on 11/04/2012 4:16:18 PM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Kartographer

it’s an interesting thing what some people call prepping or stockpiling others call a way of life. Where I live a trip to town happens maybe once every two weeks or even a month. We make daily lists of items that are required to restock and come “shopping day” it’s a major trip and we pack a lot into the truck.

But I still don’t consider that a lot, when I was much younger I had the privilege of meeting an old light house keeper in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. He told me of how they only made two trips a year to town for supplies and the most important one was in the middle of winter when the ice was thick enough to hold the weight of the dray wagons. Two days to get to town and three days there getting supplies, then when they were done they would need four or five wagons and the teamsters to drive them. Then they would make their way back to the light house. And be in solitude for another six months.

Imagine how the Government would look at a “prepper” who bought in quantities like that? Ease of transportation and same-day stocking have really wrecked the formerly independent lifestyle of Americans.


18 posted on 11/04/2012 4:18:33 PM PST by The Working Man
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To: Kartographer; JRandomFreeper; All

What we are seeing is what will happen country wide if power goes out all over the country, no matter what caused it. When there is no power, there is no gasoline and won’t be any until power is restored. Bad guys, as we have seen here, are limited to the area where they can walk. A few have cars but that is the exception and if gas wasn’t coming back, they wouldn’t have those cars to use for travel.

In other words, without power and fuel, the country stops and no one is going anywhere without walking there and if there is no water and food, they die where they are. Some people may have bicycles but that is local travel and without water and food, that also stops.

In New York, in my opinion, Mayor Bloomberg is responsible for every person the bad guys kill just as if he did it as no one is allowed to have a gun except the bad guys. The easiest for the bad guys to kill are the elderly. There is not enough law enforcement to stop the killing and robbing and without citizens having guns, they are helpless and are murdered in their houses or on the street.

If the entire country is without power, the above scenario will repeat itself across the country – except in those states where people have guns. Bad guys will stop or die in those states. The more preppers there are in a carry state, the safer the state will be.

If I lived in New York City, I would make every effort to leave there and go to a carry area or state. And, no matter where I lived, I would be a prepper to create my own world in case the outside world collapsed, which it just did in the northeast. There is information all over the web explaining how to begin prepping so one has water and food and necessary supplies AND security. Many of us call this “living insurance”.

Government cannot help fast enough when millions are involved and I understand FEMA may have water available Monday. That is a week after it happened. A person may die after three days without water. I won’t depend on FEMA for water or food or anything that keeps me alive.

My hope is many people will become preppers after this Sandy Hurricane experience. Provide your own “living insurance”.


19 posted on 11/04/2012 4:22:38 PM PST by Marcella (Republican Conservatism is Dead. PREPARE)
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To: Eye of Unk

Sure thing. They could confiscate my high speed lead and copper first, in mid trajectory.


20 posted on 11/04/2012 4:25:16 PM PST by BigpapaBo (If it don't kill you it'll make you _________!)
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