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Offline Bill Quick

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Phooey. We've Been Discovered by the New York Times
« on: January 28, 2013, 10:28:58 PM »
The Doomsday Preppers of New York - NYTimes.com
A couple of weeks ago, on a leisurely Sunday afternoon, 40 people gathered at a church in Washington Heights for a show-and-tell session sponsored by the New York City Preppers Network. One by one, they stood in front of the room and exhibited their “bug-out bags,” meticulously packed receptacles filled with equipment meant to see them through the collapse of civilization.
Predictably low key hooting and jeering at the crazy preppers follows.
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Re: Phooey. We've Been Discovered by the New York Times
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2013, 11:32:08 PM »
Predictably low key hooting and jeering at the crazy preppers follows.

Let 'em jeer, Bill.  When the SHTF, they won't get out of Manhattan alive.


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Re: Phooey. We've Been Discovered by the New York Times
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2013, 12:08:14 AM »
Let 'em jeer, Bill.  When the SHTF, they won't get out of Manhattan alive.

Heck yeah.... Everybody knows that stuff could never happen here....

Well, except for that time two months ago...

Reminds me of being up around Morehead MN back about '01 when they had a flood that was the biggest seen in a 100 years. They all said, Whew! We got through that, eh. Should be good for a while now. Two years later they had the 500 year flood.

Oh yeah, that stuff could never happen here.
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Re: Phooey. We've Been Discovered by the New York Times
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2013, 12:42:32 AM »
It can't happen here...

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/svdrAHn_LGo" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/svdrAHn_LGo</a>

Frank Zappa was a musical genius and Steve Allen was a comedy genius.  Here are the two of 'em together.  Frank's first TV appearance was on Steve Allen's show in 1963.

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/1MewcnFl_6Y" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/1MewcnFl_6Y</a>

Here's a rare treat...a complete Steve Allen show from 1953.  Gotta love the beer commercials.

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/NfgVSZo8M8Q" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/NfgVSZo8M8Q</a>

What the heck...one more...Elvis' inane performance of Hound Dog on Steve Allen's show in '56:

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/n2MuH6nhZMA" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/n2MuH6nhZMA</a>
« Last Edit: January 29, 2013, 01:18:10 AM by ND Martin »

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Re: Phooey. We've Been Discovered by the New York Times
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2013, 08:57:28 AM »
Heck, the parks and rec department's adult education division here is offering a class on preparing for emergencies.  It's only 3 hours, so it can't be all that in depth, but it's something.

Oh, and they also have Intro to Ham Radio and Basic Soapmaking.

Neat stuff.
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Re: Phooey. We've Been Discovered by the New York Times
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2013, 11:40:46 AM »
Meme of the day -- "crazy prepper"

One gets a very different set of hits with the plural -- "crazy preppers"


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Re: Phooey. We've Been Discovered by the New York Times
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2013, 04:09:20 PM »
Martin - Thanks so much for the videos! I've asked the Critter to download them for me. I especially want to see the one from '53. That's a special year for me - I was born.  ;D
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Re: Phooey. We've Been Discovered by the New York Times
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2013, 06:20:35 PM »
More reason to not talk to sheeple about prepping. Come any disaster they will seek out folks like us. I can hear it now how we are being greedy because we have stuff they need and not one word mentioned about how we went without stuff to prep for our families safety and well being while they partied. "oh you rotten preppers" "You hoarded food and stuff and left us to suffer"  "it is not fair for you to have while we had to go without" Bah! if people would just pay attention to what is going on around them and use the brains God gave a squirrel they would know to put by.

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Re: Phooey. We've Been Discovered by the New York Times
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2013, 03:14:16 PM »
I think the Twilight Zone episode "The Shelter" should be required viewing (or reading - it's in one of the TZ story collections). The setting is simple enough that it could be put on as a play for the community by a group of preppers, perhaps during an all-day prep fair.
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Re: Phooey. We've Been Discovered by the New York Times
« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2013, 05:31:04 PM »
The Shelter is available on the web in a number of places...and now here (after a 30 second ad):




Here's an interview with Rod Serling about the episode:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/TghYXxm3wq8" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/TghYXxm3wq8</a>


Have you ever seen The Divide?  Released about a year ago, it had a similar theme...very powerful and disturbing.  Survivors of a nuclear attack are grouped together for days in the basement of their apartment building, where fear and dwindling supplies...

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/iaLpieSNIfk" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/iaLpieSNIfk</a>

« Last Edit: February 16, 2013, 06:27:38 PM by ND Martin »

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Re: Phooey. We've Been Discovered by the New York Times
« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2013, 07:59:46 PM »
Thanks for that vid, ND!
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Re: Phooey. We've Been Discovered by the New York Times
« Reply #11 on: February 16, 2013, 10:01:01 PM »
But I doubt anyone on this board is as prepped as the guy who built this house...

Unless Doc's holding back on us.  ;)
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“In the house of a wise man are stores of food, wine, and oil, but the foolish man devours all he has.” Proverbs 21:20
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Re: Phooey. We've Been Discovered by the New York Times
« Reply #12 on: February 16, 2013, 11:07:56 PM »
Amazing preparanoia!


 

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