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Re: New show on NatGeo channel
« Reply #25 on: February 11, 2012, 11:51:15 am »
Actually, he wasn't depressed, his cardiologist decided that he was suicidal, and sent the sheriff to haul the guy to the E.R. He told them repeatedly that he wasn't depressed, didn't want to kill himself, etc. . .

But they wouldn't listen.

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    Re: New show on NatGeo channel
    « Reply #26 on: February 12, 2012, 03:25:14 am »
    I DVRed both episodes and I got through about 20 minutes of it before I gave up.

    The incident with the guy hustled off to the looney bin just goes to show that you're better off not going on TV and making yourself a target for unwanted attention.  Do what you need to do and keep your mouth shut to neighbors and acquaintances and even from indiscreet or untrustworthy family members.

    It also goes to show that you never say a word to the medical community or anyone else about depression or any sort of mental issue.  You need to be very careful about information you tell your doctor.  Anything you say can and will be used against you eventually by the state. 

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    Re: New show on NatGeo channel
    « Reply #27 on: February 12, 2012, 11:52:19 am »
    So there was a big article in the Seattle Times earlier this week, They talked about the American Redoubt as advocated by James Wesly, Rawles. And then proceeded to lump "preppers" in with White Supremacist, White separatists, Fundamental Christians and just about every other negative group they could (I still dont understand why being a christian is a bad thing)

    It made me sick, and I had to enlighten a couple coworkers that people with food storage and guns is nothing to be afraid of. In fact when you have a short term problem they are going to be the first to bring over some grocerys and help you out.
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    Re: New show on NatGeo channel
    « Reply #28 on: February 12, 2012, 01:14:16 pm »
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    « Reply #29 on: February 12, 2012, 03:38:07 pm »
    Show stinks. Period. I have better things to do with my time than watch that joke. Dare I say... I'd rather watch Jersey Shore! Nah, can't bring myself to do that either.

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    Re: New show on NatGeo channel
    « Reply #30 on: February 12, 2012, 06:09:03 pm »
    I loved it! I even spent over an hour talking to a friend about it today. We were rolling on the floor laughing about that family eating fish out of the "cement pond" full of chicken s___.

    I'll definitely keep watching, and laughing.
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    Re: New show on NatGeo channel
    « Reply #31 on: February 14, 2012, 12:49:47 pm »
    So...

    What I'm taking from this is that it's a fantastic show for getting a lot of good laughs and figuring out what NOT to do.

    Too bad it's making everyone who has even a remote interest in preparing for natural disasters look like complete nutjobs.

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    Re: New show on NatGeo channel
    « Reply #32 on: February 14, 2012, 09:02:42 pm »
    Fundamental Christians and just about every other negative group they could (I still dont understand why being a christian is a bad thing)

    Google Elohim City.

    We're talking Fundamentalist Christians, in the same voice we call Hezbollah and al-Quaeda FUNDAMENTALIST Muslims.

    "All not us are not even human, and we can destroy them if they get in our way."

    THAT Fundamentalist definition. 

    Westboro Baptist is also "Fundamentalist."
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    Re: New show on NatGeo channel
    « Reply #33 on: February 14, 2012, 09:06:32 pm »
    I caught the last five or ten minute of the first episode:  The girl that was going to run to Mexico?   :rotfl  What a friggin' joke!  :rotfl

    And the trailers for the show?  It just gets worse.

    No, she wasn't running to Mexico.  She just parked a 4x4 12 miles away in a secure location (uh huh).  She'd drive the other 300 miles.

    Megan was an Atheist who refused to say her oath?  Okay, negative points for her cuteness. 
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    « Reply #34 on: February 14, 2012, 09:34:40 pm »
    No, she said her oath. She just left out any reference to God.

     :shrug

    If that's her thing, more power to her. Doesn't much make sense to me, but that's okay. I've got enough extra gods for anyone who doesn't have one when they need one.  :neener

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    « Reply #35 on: February 14, 2012, 10:24:31 pm »
    I watched the episode tonight. Not a lot of credibility there.

    The very first guy has good ideas, but then he "bugged out" with his "team" for a camping trip training session and shot his own thumb off on camera. :facepalm

    The second was another apartment dweller in New York City, and intended to bug in. No guns due to being in NYC, but had martial arts training and lots of knives that he obviously bought at Hot Topic. :facepalm

    The third was a family who had an extensive farm in their suburban Californian back yard, and run their car on home made biodiesel. No facepalm, really, just didn't see much ability to defend the crops.

    The last guy had the first respectable gun collection I've seen yet. He seemed to be going with the theory that if he has a gun in every caliber, then he can use any ammo he finds. I've met people in real life who claim this to be their strategy. I disagree with it, but at least the guy has guns. He also showed an integrally suppressed rifle, so he's an NFA guy.

    That brings us to the good part. He constructed, ignited, and threw a molotov cocktail in his backyard. Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't he need a Destructive Device stamp for each of his molotovs? Especially on national TV? :facepalm
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    Re: New show on NatGeo channel
    « Reply #36 on: February 15, 2012, 11:40:28 am »
    You need a tax stamp for a glass bottle with gasoline in it and a rag stuck in the opening? How in the world do they enforce that rule?

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    « Reply #37 on: February 15, 2012, 12:30:31 pm »
    No, she said her oath. She just left out any reference to God.

     :shrug

    If that's her thing, more power to her. Doesn't much make sense to me, but that's okay. I've got enough extra gods for anyone who doesn't have one when they need one.  :neener

     :rotfl

    Okay.  But they seriously needed more pole dancing shots of her.  Plus, she joined the military to HELP her country in case of a crisis.  That ain't half bad.
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    « Reply #38 on: February 15, 2012, 02:46:43 pm »
    No, she wasn't running to Mexico.  She just parked a 4x4 12 miles away in a secure location (uh huh).  She'd drive the other 300 miles.

    Megan was an Atheist who refused to say her oath?  Okay, negative points for her cuteness. 

    Cute? Oh dude... she rates a "C" at best. She has a nice figure, but the chick is a total scatterbrain.
    I like the L.A. dude, scavaging for edible plants along the canal. The New England peaceniks were amusing... good set-up, but they're sadly clueless if they think being nice & peaceful would protect them. At least get some guard dogs.

    Funniest one was the disabled 300+ lb. Trucker in Texas doing laughable manuevers with his M-14. He and his obnoxious yappy dogs made me laugh.

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    « Reply #39 on: February 28, 2012, 08:28:37 pm »
    So, I was watching an episode of doomsday preppers on NatGeo just now.  A prepper was out with his boys shooting in the desert and pretty much shot his thumb off.  In his own words, "I had my hand in front of the barrel, the gun malfunctioned and it went off."  Lets see, violation of rules:  Treat every gun as if it were loaded, Keep your booger hook off the bang switch, and never point it at anything you are not willing to destroy.  He is now missing the last joint of his left thumb.  Way to make us responsible gun owners look bad and further demonize guns as evil things that will just "go off." 
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    « Reply #40 on: February 28, 2012, 10:00:42 pm »
    what a lugnut
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    « Reply #41 on: February 29, 2012, 12:06:27 am »
    Way to make us responsible gun owners look bad and further demonize guns as evil things that will just "go off." 

    Even worse, the guy is an AZ resident.  He made Arizonans look bad.  >:(

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    « Reply #42 on: February 29, 2012, 08:00:09 am »
    Guy living in Maine on the latest episode... talking about how his throwing sticks are as effective as a shotgun.
    Also... has throwing sticks and tomahawks... but no firearms.


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    Re: New show on NatGeo channel
    « Reply #43 on: February 29, 2012, 05:31:34 pm »
    Guy living in Maine on the latest episode... talking about how his throwing sticks are as effective as a shotgun.
    Also... has throwing sticks and tomahawks... but no firearms.


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    I have a feeling there was a DV in his past preventing him from owning firearms...

    That said, all these people have done nothing but make the community look bad. Check out Jack Spirko at thesurvivalpodcast.com for what modern prepping is really about.
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    Re: New show on NatGeo channel
    « Reply #44 on: March 01, 2012, 05:40:49 pm »
    I have a feeling there was a DV in his past preventing him from owning firearms...

    That said, all these people have done nothing but make the community look bad. Check out Jack Spirko at thesurvivalpodcast.com for what modern prepping is really about.

    I couldn't agree with you more on Jack Spirko.  I have learned so much from listening to his podcast.  IIRC, I think he had been contacted by NatGeo to be on the show and he pretty much told them to stuff it, once he learned how preppers would be portrayed. 
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    « Reply #45 on: March 01, 2012, 06:24:46 pm »

    That said, all these people have done nothing but make the community look bad.

    Many folks will now be equating preppers with the tinfoil wearers and alien abductees---not realizing the plans made for a Yellowstone eruption or solar flare will be helpful when the next earthquake jolts CA, the next hurricane blows Mobile away, or spring floods drown St. Louis.


    I got this in an email from another blog---a more thoughtful approach to the whole idea of self sufficiency (although from an anti .gov viewpoint):

    QUIETLY, QUIETLY, THE REVOLUTION ARRIVES
    by Wendy McElroy

    The Revolution is rapping on my door. And, in response, I garden.

    I live down a gravel road on a 40 acre farm in Canada...and the Revolution still finds me. It is everywhere. Blogs. Forums. Twitter. Conversations overheard in the grocery store. The rebellion against governments is all-present even though the most important front may not be obvious to some. The deepest Revolution in North America is the quiet and largely invisible withdrawal of people from dependency on 'the system' into self-sufficiency.

    By “dependency” I do not mean people who receive tax-funded entitlements such as welfare. I mean people who work hard, pay their own bills and are now so disillusioned with 'the system' that they no longer trust government data like inflation, government promises like social security, government 'services' like the public schools. And least of all, they trust politicians.
    The mass of disillusioned fall into two general camps: those who still trust the political method and those who realize politics can bring no value to their lives. The politicos join the Tea Party or its like and campaign to elect the One Man Fit to Rule Us All. The non-politicos realize that no one man is fit to rule and, so, they take control of their own lives. They often do so silently because many of the peaceful, productive activities are illegal or could otherwise rouse the resentment of the bureaucracies they eschew.

    It is illegal to sell food or meals you prepare without permission. It is illegal to repair or extend your own home without government inspection. The taxman eyes barter as tax avoidance. Home businesses must be reported and income assessed. Homeschooling is under attack. And the fight to own a gun in self-protection seems never to end.

    No wonder self-sufficiency is a quiet Revolution. Speaking of it leaves you vulnerable not merely to the authorities but to anyone who bears a grudge, who envies you or who simply is a righteous busybody. But a Revolution it is.

    And, so, I garden. Or rather, with March snow still covering the farm, I plan out my garden for Spring and contemplate when to start the indoor seeding so that I can relocate healthy little plants into the warm soil. Soon there will be rows of tiny pots under the grow lights that I bought one at a time so the hardware stores would not report me to the police as a possible marijuana grower. If we build a greenhouse or other construction this year, I will go to the store in a town farther away because the local one comments on cash transactions; one clerk murmurs “no paper trail” under his breath and has a tendency to 'talk' to the local building inspector.

    No wonder self-sufficiency is a quiet Revolution. This makes it not less but more of a rebellion. It means that people understand the risks of minding and taking care of their own business in a society where everything is taxed at one level or another, all activities are regulated and all dissent is suspect.

    And, so, unobtrusively I will grow my own tomatoes and peppers, green onions and herbs, garlic and zucchini... When food prices soar in the stores due to inflation, I will be largely out of 'the system' and feasting on preserved goods. I will be part of the Revolution merely by minding my own business.
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