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55 Percent Of Americans Believe That The Government Will Take Care Of Them If Disaster Strikes

If a major emergency happened in the United States, do you have faith that the government would take care of you?  Amazingly, even after all of the examples to the contrary that we have seen in recent years, a solid majority of all Americans actually believe that the government will be there for them when things hit the fan.  According to a new survey conducted by the Adelphi University Center for Health Innovation, 55 percent of Americans believe that the authorities will come to their rescue when disaster strikes.  Sadly, most Americans still view the government as a “nanny state” that has both the capability and the willingness to take care of them from the cradle to the grave.  Most Americans still have faith that the government will come through for them when they need it the most.  But all we have to do is look back at what happened during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina to realize what a crock of baloney that is.  Hurricane Katrina was a disaster that was limited to a relatively small geographic area, and yet we all saw how the response of the federal government was a complete and utter failure.  So what is going to happen someday if there is a nationwide disaster that stretches on for months or even years?  Do you really believe that the federal government will be there for you?

How is the federal government going to take care of more than 300 million Americans in the event of a major financial collapse?

How is the federal government going to rescue more than 300 million Americans if a killer pandemic sweeps the nation?

How is the federal government going to make sure that more than 300 million Americans are safe and secure if a cyber attack cripples our power grid or takes down the entire Internet?

How is the federal government going to get food and water to more than 300 million Americans if an EMP blast takes down most of the electronics in this country?

It would be easy to go on and on discussing various nationwide emergency scenarios.  All over the globe the number of earthquakes is increasing, and it would be easy to imagine an absolutely massive earthquake on the west coast or along the New Madrid fault in the middle of the country leaving tens of millions of Americans in need of basic assistance.

What would the federal government do in a situation like that?

Or how would the government handle a full-blown eruption of a major volcano in the Pacific northwest?

If the federal government could not even come close to handling Hurricane Katrina, then how in the world are they going to rescue us from something far worse?

Sadly, most Americans just roll along as if everything is going to be just fine.  Just check out some of the other numbers from the survey mentioned at the top of this article….

-44 percent of all Americans do not have first-aid kits in their homes.

-48 percent of all Americans do not have any emergency supplies stored up.

-53 percent of all Americans do not have a 3 day supply of nonperishable food and water in their homes.

Essentially, what we have got is about half the country that is completely and totally unprepared.

About half the nation is sitting back and relying on the government to make all of the preparations.

Yes, the government is definitely preparing, but those preparations are only going to go so far.

On July 19th, 2012 FEMA posted a solicitation document for packaged meals.  According to that document, the maximum amount of meals that would be provided to FEMA under the contract would be 17.5 million meals.  The following is from the FEMA solicitation document….

As referred to in paragraph (b) of FAR Clause 52.216-22, “Indefinite Quantity” of this contract, the guaranteed contract minimum is 21,000 packaged meals to include the base and option periods.  The contract ceiling amount shall not exceed 17,500,000 packaged meals.

But even if FEMA ordered all 17.5 million meals, that simply is not going to go very far.  That would only be enough to provide about 5 percent of the population with a single meal.

So perhaps we should applaud FEMA for thinking ahead, but the truth is that there is simply no way that FEMA is going to be able to provide even the basic necessities for everyone if there is a very large regional or national disaster.

When a true disaster hits this country, the system is going to be concerned with saving and guarding and perpetuating itself.  The system is not really going to care about the survival of all of the “useless eaters” out there.

Recently, Barack Obama signed a series of executive orders that grant him extraordinary powers in the event of a national emergency.

With the stroke of a pen, Barack Obama could potentially take control of all food, all energy, all health resources, all transportation resources and all communication resources (including television, radio and the Internet).

Barack Obama insists that all of these executive orders are absolutely necessary.

Does he know something that we don’t?

In a recent editorial by Barack Obama that ran in the Wall Street Journal, Obama warned us of some of the potential consequences of a devastating cyber attack….

It doesn’t take much to imagine the consequences of a successful cyber attack. In a future conflict, an adversary unable to match our military supremacy on the battlefield might seek to exploit our computer vulnerabilities here at home. Taking down vital banking systems could trigger a financial crisis. The lack of clean water or functioning hospitals could spark a public health emergency. And as we’ve seen in past blackouts, the loss of electricity can bring businesses, cities and entire regions to a standstill.

So is there a reason why he is coming out with this now just a few months before the election?

That is a very good question.

In any event, the truth is that in the event of a major nationwide emergency the number one priority of the authorities will not be to take care of you.

In fact, the well being of you and your family will be very low on the list.

One of the top priorities will be to restore order, and authorities will use as much violence and brutality as it takes in order to do that.

We see examples of this around the nation every day.  For example, just check out the video posted below.  In the video, police officers in Anaheim, California can be seen firing “non-lethal” rounds at men, women and children while a police dog knocks over a baby carriage and attacks a woman who is holding a baby….

If that is how the authorities treat us in “good times”, then how would they treat us during a true emergency?

And right now things are falling apart all around us.  The economy continues to get worse in many ways, and the U.S. poverty rate is currently on pace to reach its highest level since the 1960s.

As I wrote about a few days ago, the Federal Reserve and the federal government did not prevent the last major global financial crisis, and they are not going to be able to prevent the next one from happening either.

If you want to make it through what is coming, it is up to you to get prepared.  Nobody else is going to do it for you.

When the next major natural disaster or economic crisis happens, it will be those that have prepared that will have hope.  Those that have not prepared will be freaking out and many of them will totally give in to despair or fear.  But those that have gotten ready for the storm ahead of time will be able to be at peace.

Our world is becoming more unstable with each passing day.  If you have blind faith that the government will always take care of you, then there is a very good chance that someday you will be bitterly disappointed.  But if you work really hard to prepare yourself and your family now, then you will have a much better chance of making it through what is rapidly approaching.

  • Cleo

    Where have these 53% been? Watching American Idol I guess. To them all I can say is good luck!

    I’ve never taken a dime from the govt during my lifetime, and I don’t plan on it in an emergency. Where I live is like Joplin….we can help each other out during an emergency. All the govt can do is screw up helping out and recovery with paper work, red tape, rules, and regulations. Govt help always has mandates, which you may or may not like. They can’t even get an already made mobile home anywhere in good order and when they do it’s full of formaldehyde. They know how to confiscate guns tho like in New Orleans, which is why I joined Oathkeepers.

    Not to late to prepare folks, but time is slowly running out. Be Boy Scouts, or preferably, a Mormon Boy Scout! A Mormon Boy Scout I would surmise would be prepared to help the whole block.

  • Tatiana Covington

    Sure it will come through in some grand crisis!

    And I’m the Queen of England.

  • Cannon Fodder

    Arm up and load up! The Government does not care about you.
    http://publicintelligence.net/u-s-domestic-contingency-purchasing/

  • marK

    Did you know that most of the wheat in storage in the world is in 5 gallon buckets. Not in tall silos. Out side of this country wheat is grown in small plots on a small family farm. Our country runs on just in time shipping to supply our factories and grocery stores. What you see on the shelf is all there is. Everything else has to be brought in on trucks. If a disaster strikes and the trucks can’t run all of the supplies will be gone in less than a week. How will you survive without your own food storage? If the trucks can’t run to make deliveries, the government trucks will not be able too bring food to you either. If a major earthquake hit and the roads and bridges are out, the trucks can’t run. In a flood and the roads are out, the trucks can’t run. These examples are the easy ones and the truck can’t run. If a real serious disaster like an EMP burst happened,90% would be toast within a year. No water, no power, no fuel, no heat in winter, no hospitals, no food, no money, even gold would have no value if there is no food. How would you defend yourselves? The government might be able to help you out with a tiny disaster, but something larger, pal you are on your own. Have you ever stood in line at the DMV and that is the governments record on being able to help you out when things are normal. Good luck if things go over the cliff. You had best get prepared to take care of yourself, your family, friends and neighbors as things can get real ugly in no time at all.

    • S. Wiseman

      So true. Given the history of civilizations and of a nation’s declien, I will never understand why people put their faith and confidence in mere humans. I’m sure part of it has to do with how we are all trained to submit in government schools.

  • Eric

    It’s been documented in the past the elite like to tip their hand about whats going to happen in the future. They know 90 percent of the populace won’t know what their doing.

    Hey michael is there a list of all the websites you and your wife operate? Thanks.

  • mondobeyondo

    Hahahaha.

    Exhibit A: New Orleans, Louisiana, aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Aug.-Sept. 2005.

    Yes, the government will take good care of you. Yes, they will.

    “Just sit back on your rooftops and wait till the floodwaters recede. Government aid will be here soon, we promise! (two weeks to a month, maybe 2 months) In the meantime, here’s a fishing pole and some twine, you’ll be able to catch some fish to eat while we prepare our emergency relief programs to help you. You may be cold and wet, but you won’t go hungry! Oh, and if it starts raining again, the Red Cross has these rubber rafts for you and your family to make a quick escape from your rooftop…”

    • mondobeyondo

      “Brownie, you’re doing a heck of a job.”
      - Former President George W. Bush to former FEMA Director Michael Brown.

      What was it that Brown did? Hmm… *crickets chirping*
      Now imagine if this had been a truly national emergency, not just a regional one.

      • Gary2

        I was thinking the same thing. Hey I make brownies every morning…Those brownies would do a better job than any repube.

        • MB92083

          I think you’re baking a little something extra in your brownies Gary2, that would explain most of your posts {:-)

  • http://www.preparationplanet.com Brandon

    These statistics are frightening. I’m amazed that more people aren’t preparing. Obviously our government is getting ready for some big changes, why isn’t anyone else?

  • Nexus789

    The grand delusion. If there were to be a major disaster they will seal cities off (no one in or out) and let you all get on with it.

  • Gary2

    Because all the Bush-era tax cuts expire at the end of 2012, as our elected leaders, you have an opportunity to create a tax system that works better for the 99% and that ends the special tax deals the 1% get.

    The changes that would create the best tax solutions for the 99% are:

    Returning top income tax rates to the pre-Bush level of 39.6 percent, adding new tax rates of 45 percent on income over $1 million and 49 percent for billionaires, and ensuring that millionaires pay at least 30 percent tax on their total income, even after using deductions and loopholes.
    Taxing income from investments at the same rates as income from work, as called for by Warren Buffett. Our country needs to tax wealth like work.
    Restoring the pre-Bush tax levels on inherited estates over $2 million per couple, who are the wealthiest 1%.
    Enacting revenue-positive corporate tax reform that ends corporate tax loopholes and prevents the use of offshore tax havens.

    Making these changes will strengthen our nation and enhance opportunity for all. We hope to work with you to make our tax system work.

  • Gary2

    for all you stupid right wingers who say take all the rich money 100% and it will not help—you are wrong as usual

    Shock Report: Super-Rich Holding Up To $32 TRILLION In Offshore Havens

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/business/

    Tax the rich and spread the wealth now.

    • Josh

      “Tax the rich and spread the wealth now.” its simply too late for this plan, one of the main problems is deep down within the monetary system. not the money it self. but the value. what would be the point of spreading around worthless dollars? check out one of the pics that show the dollars value in that past 100 years. down down down, the dollar is pretty much worthless at this point in the game. YOUR PLAN DOESNT MAKE ANY SENSE!!

    • jaxon64

      Gary2…you are so ignorant that you don’t even see the difference in what you are advocating and what the article states.

      If you tax 100% of the annual income of the rich it would not be enough to balance the budget and cover all of the social spending–this is fact..FACT, FACT.

      What you are reading is about the bank accounts and holdings of people’s savings and fortunes.

      So let’s just get honest and I’ll call you on what you are REALLY CALLING FOR. It is not , “Tax The Rich Hard”..as you’ve said about 5,000 times.

      What you are really advocating is that the government should FORCIBLY STEAL from the Rich all of their assets and use them and distribute them as they see fit…See Gary??? Now who’s the Fascist Nazi?…Seig Heil Gary ..is your swastika tattoo covered or do you wear it proudly?

      • Guido

        correct-i-mundo, my dear friend. All the money in the world won’t fix the hole the banksters have dug. If you count the derivatives schemes, they have dug us a debthole something like 8 times the world’s domestic product. It won’t be unwound, paid, or fixed.

        If more money was the answer, the fedgov could just get it from the Fed. That’s been their answer for the last few years-and it don’t work. Look up Wiemar Germany if you want an idea of where printing up more money gets you. You could also look at Zimbabwe.

        BTW, Gary. Have you ever thought any further than taking the money? Because you’re assuming the fedgov won’t screw that up. Even if they seized all the money in the USA, do you really believe they would spend it responsibly? They’ve been running deficits for most of the last century. Why stop now? They would never spend it responsibly, nor would you ever see anything good out of it. Finally, if the fedgov did offer free money to everyone to save them from the current mess-what would that do to the value of money? If everyone were handed 100,000$ tomorrow to make their lives better, what do you think the value of the dollar would end up being? Nothing. Who would believe the dollar was worth anything if even poor people suddenly had thousands of them? Prices for all goods and services would skyrocket to reflect the cash everyone had in hand. A 1$ candybar would have to go to, what, a hundred bucks? Maybe a thousand? Your plan won’t work, so start thinking rationally.

        Also, Gary, it isn’t illegal to have money in offshore accounts. If it were, even Pelosi would be in jail. What is illegal is not reporting it. There are plenty of ways to make it disappear, so that’s no problem. And even the wealthy who do commit massive fraud can get off the hook-just look at Mark Rich, the “fugitive financier.” You may not remember, but Slick Willie pardoned him as his last act in office. I wonder what Bill was paid for that favor? Also, the wealthy can find the loopholes to keep their money safe-the only thing separating you from the same loopholes is the price of your accountant.

  • liberranter

    55 Percent Of Americans Believe That The Government Will Take Care Of Them If Disaster Strikes…

    …According to a new survey conducted by the Adelphi University Center for Health Innovation, 55 percent of Americans believe that the authorities will come to their rescue when disaster strikes.

    That Adelphi University survey is lite by at least 35 percentage points. A far greater percentage of the Amoricon public than 55 percent is stupid enough to believe that gubbimint will be their savior.

  • Alyssa

    Scary that there are people who actually think these meals are for THEM. Newsflash: We are not even on the list.

  • A.S.

    IF it really is 55%, then this fact alone proves that Americans have the mindset of a 5yr old or less.

    • Nobody

      Of Course!

      Why do you think that Hollywood has resorted to movies about every comic book super hero, and childrens’ toys? They’ve run out of material, and this is all thaey’ve got left.

      A definite sign of a society in collapse (lack of popular creativity).

  • YankeeDoodle

    I remember watching the news after a hurricane hit Florida one year. There were thousands of people on line waiting to get water from the government trucks that were brought in. A news reporter was going up and down the line interviewing people about their experience. One lady told the reporter, this is worse than the hurricane, I have been standing in this line for seven hours to get one bottle of water this is terrible!!! Talk about dumb down Americans.

    • Guido

      That was Andrew in 1994, right? Folks rioted because Uncle Sugar wasn’t there within 24 hours. Compare that to Galveston, TX, which was flattened in 1904 and rebuilt with NO federal funds.

  • Jodi

    One of my biggest fears is that some manufactured crisis will happen before the election to indefinitely delay the elections. I wouldn’t put it past this crazy administration.

    • Cleo

      I’ve been having the same thought for a long time. Manufactured crisis,martial law, no election. The ends justify the means.

  • Patriot

    Regarding what happened down in LA during Katrina, can anyone here clarify exactly what the justification was in the cops going door to door taking peoples guns??????

    I never seemed to hear what their reason was. I am also shocked that the sheeple simply handed over their guns. The cops were violating the 2nd ammendment. I never read in the 2nd ammendment where it says that that freedom to bear arms is null and void should there be a hurricane or any other natural disaster.

    Wake up people, turn off American Idol for awhile and get busy in letting your voice be heard about how much you love freedom and liberty and how fed up you are with the government (on all levels) trying to push you around and pick away at what freedoms we have.

    We are so very close to being at the point of no return, if in fact we are already there already.

    • Redeemded

      Patriot, you are abolutely correct in your stateent “We are so very close to being at the point of no return, if in fact we are already there already.” Thank you!!

      Patrick Henry no one needs to prove your theory. Look around. People wear blinders and are like sheep led to slaughter. They think government handouts are great. NOT me, I work hard for what I have & the govt can keep out of my business……..

      The govt only cares about what they can get from whom w/o regard to who it hurts or even kills.
      The Signs of the Times and the End of the Age

      7 So they asked Him, saying, “Teacher, but when will these things be? And what sign will there be when these things are about to take place?”

      8 And He said: “Take heed that you not be deceived. For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am He,’ and, ‘The time has drawn near.’ Therefore[b] do not go after them. 9 But when you hear of wars and commotions, do not be terrified; for these things must come to pass first, but the end will not come immediately.”

      10 Then He said to them, “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. 11 And there will be great earthquakes in various places, and famines and pestilences; and there will be fearful sights and great signs from heaven. 12 But before all these things, they will lay their hands on you and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues and prisons. You will be brought before kings and rulers for My name’s sake. 13 But it will turn out for you as an occasion for testimony. 14 Therefore settle it in your hearts not to meditate beforehand on what you will answer; 15 for I will give you a mouth and wisdom which all your adversaries will not be able to contradict or resist.**** 16 You will be betrayed even by parents and brothers, relatives and friends; and they will put some of you to death. 17 And you will be hated by all for My name’s sake. 18 But not a hair of your head shall be lost. 19 By your patience possess your souls.
      25 “And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring; 26 men’s hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. 27 Then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. 28 Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near.”

  • http://www.patritotprovisions.com PatrickHenry

    Proves my theory that 55% of Americans ARE idiots!

  • http://Survive2balive.com GA

    I am actually surprised that the percentage was not higher. It would be nice to see more people wake up. If you think the local, state, or federal government will be here to assist them you will be quite miserable or even dead. It is entirely up to the individual to prepare for themselves and their families. There’s absolutely something in the air. Do what you can to prepare now and if you’re in a position where you feel comfortable with your preps then do more. Its too late to place blame. Who did does not matter at this point. What matters is that we prepare expeditiously.

  • Dave

    The government will not only NOT HELP, but will work against the people. You must prepare for yourself now. Get canned goods and save GOLD & SILVER. The end is game is getting closer.

  • Dave Webb

    Nice article. Good points. Even in a local emergency, the crews took a week to restore 40,000 people’s homes with electricity. So much for having a freezer to store food. The emergency was the wind blew a bunch of ash trees across the lines.
    Now the heat was 93 degrees in the shade. This was considered a success for the local power company! That was about a month ago.
    Within an hour, the local retail store sold all six generators in stock. Our good fortune was the power was restored in 8 hours. Why? The only thing I can figure is the local pharmacy had to have power to preserve prescriptions stored in refrigerators. So we got a priority.
    I have a poor man’s generator. It is called an inverter. It works off my car engine through the battery. I pulled the car out of the garage. Attached the inverter to the engine’s battery. Plugged a 50 foot extension cord in, and I had lights to work with. (We locked the car up and left the engine running at the foot of the drive.) Then we emptied the freezer and refrigerator and took the food to a house that still had power.
    The inverter worked for an hour before it shut itself down. It had a safety over ride to keep it from overheating. It cooled off and was ready to work again. It was 400 watts.
    I suggest people use a generator. Make it heavy enough to fasten to something solid and at least 50 feet away from your house to keep the exhaust fumes from hurting you. Pay attention to how loud it is. Honda and Yamaha make near silent generators. You want one that will run for 8 hours on a tank of gas or more. The bad thing is they are portable and easily stolen if not locked down.
    I suggest you use a gas stove which we didn’t have a choice on. (All electric house) We have a propane outlet piped into the fireplace which I haven’t set up yet. Important in the winter time. You can and will end up without power for up to two weeks in an emergency. It is easy enough to provide power to an electric furnace, it is just intensive and you need a powerful generator to do it. A lot of generators are now converting over to natural gas for about 85 dollars. It is cheaper and less pollution. It is also easy for a plumber to set up for you. Don’t try to do it yourself unless you are competent at this sort of thing. It is dangerous and needs respect.
    Any seventh day church, Mormon, or Watchtower group can give you information on what to store for an emergency. They believe in keeping a year’s worth of food supplies on hand. They believe we are going to need it to survive. What do they know that we don’t?
    King Obama is writing executive orders again? Well, what a surprise . . . Your only chance against this sort of thing is to be one of millions. If you are one in a crowd it is likely you will be overlooked. If you stand out, expect a call from your local military gestapo.
    Seriously, the executive orders have to stop! The last four Presidents depended on those orders instead of going to the Congress. Don’t blame them much because the Congress does absolutely nothing most of the time. It cannot decide what to have for breakfast much less do something useful.
    Don’t get me wrong, I like it that way. I think the answer is to limit how long an executive order can stay in effect. That would mean new executive orders every 30 days or so.
    Anyone depending on the US Government should take a really good look at the Indians. The government can tie you up in knots for a 100 years legally. They are still doing it. The government has stolen millions from this group and are still actively doing so.
    All of us to some degree depend on government services. They own us. Social Security payments support the majority of seniors. Medicare is the insurance of choice. Medicaid is there when they finally steal everything you own.
    The difference between a parasite and a useful leach is the parasite will kill the host. The leach will do everything in its power to continue to have a host to feed upon for years. The most hardy combination in the north semi-arctic is a combination of two creatures in partnership that feed off one another to survive. Each provides something to the other. That is a lesson that government better learn. It has to be a partnership if they wish to survive.
    I suspect these same government fools want to cheapen the currency to the point where Social Security and pensions are useless.
    That is the most dangerous thing they could ever do.

    • Cleo

      Great idea on the inverter on the car. Surprised I hadn’t thought of that one.
      In regards to Congress, I like it when they don’t get anything done. When they do get something done it’s a law for something already illegal, or unintended consequences. We need to get govt out of the way. They can’t solve problems, just make things worse. Tax and spend is all they get done.

    • Aunt Cindy

      I suspect these same government fools want to cheapen the currency to the point where Social Security and pensions are useless. That is the most dangerous thing they could ever do.

      ***

      Oh I think so too!

      I have been without a job for 3 years, then took the last of my funds and moved to get a job overseas.

      I make about one tenth of what I did in America. My employer provides my housing and it is nice – but that is not the case for everyone.

      I am age 55 — and the top of the age limit for many jobs here — I am not in denial — I know that my trust in God is the only thing keeping me from fear of homelessness.

      Not everyone has friend or family or anywhere to go when they loose their job. I found out what the true character of my “family” was when I was unemployed long term.

      CONGRESS — QUIT ELECTING THE SAME PEOPLE — we need Patriots to run for office – we must be wise as serpents but gentle as doves.

      BE THE RON PAUL IN WASHINGTON — PRAY FOR THE MEN OF THIS COUNTRY TO RISE UP AND RUN FOR OFFICE — TAKE BACK OUR SCHOOLS, TAKE BACK OUR CITY AND COUNTY GOVERNMENTS,

      get off the couch and go fight for the country means speaking up not shutting up and laying low!

      I had to do what I had to do to survive. I had to leave the USA to keep a roof over my head. Those of you still there — please reach out and help those without jobs. Invite them over to dinner once a month. Just have them over to play rummy or Monopoly — I was lonely and hurting and my own family betrayed me and stabbed me in the back. PLEASE BE THERE FOR EACH OTHER.

      I know what despair is. I know I waited too long to leave and I was caught off guard when I lost my high paying job. I do not have a Mercedes Benz sports car or a nearly 3 figure income anymore. But I am happy because I am working.

      BOTTOM LINE — FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT — because your job may be the next one – the industry you work in may go overseas — it is too late when you are on the street corner. NOW is the time.

      social security — I hope there is something left of it when I need it — last I heard, via my annual notice letter, I will receive 75% of my benefits because the “plan” is going broke.

      what ya think about that? if you are in your 50s you are likely OUT OF LUCK when you retire if you don’t prep now!

    • Guido

      I don’t know what happened, but I think the website just lost my post. If it appears later, sorry for being repetitive, but I had an idea. I want to get a generator, but I don’t want to worry so much about being robbed or having envious neighbors. Instead, my thought was this: What if you get a generator and a deep freezer chest and set them up in your garage. That should be no load for a medium genny. Then, offer your neighbors a small space in the chest to put anything they want during the emergency, i.e. food, ice, cold packs, medicine, etc. In exchange for keeping some of their stuff cold and secure from others, you ask them for a small amount of fuel or some cash to keep the genny powered up. I suspect your neighbors would be more than happy to help keep an eye on your place for you, too, since you’re a vital resource for them. The power could come on in an hour or two weeks, but your neighbors have their stuff cooled and you look like the king of the block for helping them out in their time of need.

      To me, that’s what being a real American and a samaritan is all about.

  • CharlesB

    Understanding “Peace Officer”
    vs. “Law Enforcement Officer”
    http://marcmckoy.blogspot.com/2009/04/understanding-difference-between-peace.html

    From Peace Officer To Law Enforcement
    https://gunowners.org/op9508.htm

    “The objective of a peace officer is peace, nothing more. The objective is designed to subjugate the American People to obedience to an all-powerful, ever-expanding law enforcement police state. The term “law enforcement officer” connotates the mentality of a fascist police state that has no interest in peace—just sheer obedience to the interests of the authority that pays him.”

    Marine Corps creates law enforcement battalions
    http://freedombroadcastingnetwork.com/marine-corps-creates-law-enforcement-battalions/

    Military Power In Law Enforcement: The Posse Comitatus
    http://law.justia.com/constitution/us/article-2/40-military-power-in-law-enforcement.html

    Indefinite Detention, Endless Worldwide War and the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act
    http://www.aclu.org/indefinite-detention-endless-worldwide-war-and-2012-national-defense-authorization-act

  • http://www.wearescrewed.com whitewash

    Not to worry…….!! later on this year, when we have financial collapse & the starting of war and along with earthquakes…EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE FINE???.
    THAT’S WHAT HAS BEEN PLANNED ALL ALONG by the cabal/elites/shadow gov..,It’s called population reduction (UN agenda 21)program .After 80% of the people die (a month or so later)… they will round up the rest of the still live people and put them into FEMA/retraining/slave/camps…. Then just like our animals & pets we used to have,they will TAG us and CHIP us(ANGELCHIP)…for their (slave masters) safe keeping…!! Now if you do NOT follow the new program.. or is a treat to your MASTERS… in any way ,you are done for (liquidated).

    …………………THE NEW WORLD ORDER (NWO)………………

  • Aunt Cindy

    Broward County Florida and Katrina / Rita Hurricanes — New Orleans — Ice Storms — River Flooding — Tornadoes — did we learn nothing from these? FEMA and Emergency Management is LIMITED HELP

    I worked in an emergency call center following Hurricane Rita / others in Florida. People there are routinely exposed to storms but many of them failed to prepare enough. Mostly poor families. I took calls from desperate and very sad situations. What they learned in Louisiana was also true for Florida — the housing that they evacuate you to is LIMITED — after about 4 to 6 weeks you better have family member you will take you in because you will be evicted or pressured to FIND alternative housing. Other examples – The Red Cross shelters were CLOSED after the Haiti earthquake prior to the hurricane season. How do I know? It was all over twitter. There were TENTS but NO STAFF. The money? They housed “volunteers” in cruise ships while Haitians were given a piece of plastic and told to build a shelter. The millions of money raised never helped LONG TERM with real housing, food and shelter sources.

    ** I grew up on the Gulf Coast and even the 6 weeks without electricity following the 2005 hurricanes in Broward County caught me unprepared, even with a lifetime of knowledge.

    ** Have solar power, do not count on a generator because gasoline lines would take us about 3 to 4 hours to fill our tanks. I worked at emergency call center and other regional county agencies so I had to get to work — so I waited along with everyone else in gas lines for OVER A MONTH.

    ** Filling up your gas tank prior to the storm may be too late and to be honest, it will not last very long. You need to do it well in advance of the storm, at the 5 day warning top off your tank every single day.

    ** IF YOU CAN EVACUATE PRIOR TO HURRICANE — leave and leave early!!
    ** IF YOU HAVE A PLACE TO GO — ha ha ha the U.S.A. is the last stand!! Panama, Columbia, South America are Plan B options but we need to STAND AND FIGHT — start education of neighbors, start a gun hobby shot gun club, start a neighborhood watch, network — never, ever share that you are storing food or supplies. NEVER TELL ANYONE. TRUST NO ONE.

    ** SOLAR is the best option

    ** Water filters — if the pumps go out, no electric in the city — you may not have any running water. Toilet, Latrine – know how to build one and set it up in your back yard. Work with neighbors and create a safe place at your apartment complex playground or whatever. BE A LEADER – BE PREPARED.

    ** Swimming Pools — be sure to drain them down prior to the storm so that if you get 12 inches of rain your pool does not over flow — remember that leaves, etc. can damage equipment. APARTMENTS, HOUSES — TOILET WATER SOURCE.

    ** I went through a winter storm where we did not have running water or electric due to an very bad ice storm. The plumbers took over a month to fix my apartment complex pipes. I lived part of the time with family who had less damage and a fireplace.

    ** RENT WITH ALTERNATIVE HEAT AND COOKING — I always check for gas range, fireplace, and a nice porch when I rent. 1) can cook outside if I have to 2) gas range / oven can heat your apartment in case of power outage but remember to leave window open for venting 3) fireplace, cook, heat apartment — even apartment dwellers can PLAN

    ** Low Income — each payday — spend a little — batteries, a bag of black beans, freeze dried onions, chili powder, rice, a big pot, charcoal, tin foil — if you have children I do not recommend candles!! Water filter and storage bottles. Save your Milk jugs – rinse well with bleach or vinegar and fill with water and put in the freezer. FREE ICE and will help keep food from spoiling. PLASTIC SHEETING — inexpensive from building supply store and combined with tap will cover windows that may get broken.

    NO ONE IS COMING TO HELP YOU

    I WORKED IN AN EMERGENCY CALL CENTER FOLLOWING SEVERAL HURRICANES as a city employee, BELIEVE ME — NO ONE IS COMING!! YOU ARE ON YOUR OWN!! When you call they are going to refer you to the evacuation centers and to the FEMA distribution centers. You have to GO to where the HELP is. Forget it – Ambulances and EMS are going to be very very busy —

    you need first aid training. Look into church arranging it with local fire department – a free community class, or your kids school PTA, or your neighborhood watch setting it up with the fire department. FREE CLASSES ARE THERE. PREPARE WITH YOUR NEIGHBORS BEFORE EMERGENCY HAPPENS.

    1) Libraries — ask your Library Director to add a series of programs in Emergency Preparation

    2) Fire Department — ask if they have free community emergency volunteer training classes

    3) Community Watch — ask your local police how to establish one — you will need it to help prevent looting

    4) Guns — Tazers — Protection Sprays — as a woman I wish I knew how to shoot but since I do not I carried a purse pepper spray but Tazer will stop them —

    Hurricane 2005 My Fear Story

    I HAD NEIGHBORS THAT SCARED ME THAT WERE VERY AGGRESSIVE AFTER THE HURRICANE. You may think you know your neighbors — I had a tribe across the street – he had a pit to cook and about 10 to 15 cars of friend that all came over to eat. I went through two months of this behavior and it was like the storm was an excuse for them to drink beer and cook outdoors and be rough and tough. As a single woman living alone I tried to ignore them, until they became aggressive towards me. I was not assaulted but they kept me intimidated and in fear.

    BE PREPARED – YOU DO NOT KNOW WHO WILL TRY TO TAKE OVER YOUR HOME AND STEAL FROM YOU. YOUR NEIGHBORS ARE WATCHING WHEN YOU LEAVE, WHEN YOU GO TO AND FROM WORK.

    I know that sounds extreme – but I lived it — the tone of voice they used and actions — they bullied the entire neighborhood following the storm. Because there were about 10 cars over there at any given time, I had an “invading army” that was NOT HELPING OTHERS and territorial right across the street from me.

    The good old boys bubbas will be one of two kinds – old fashioned and protective — or, like this group, beer drinking, arrested development aggressive wackos. You should know prior to an emergency WHO your neighbors WILL become after the storm / electrical black outs / civil unrest.

    ****

    1) net work now
    2) prepare food / water for 6 to 8 weeks
    3) over prepare — buy a little out of each pay day — as a single lady on lower income, I did it so I know you can too
    4) Prep things that I wish I had — nuts, something crunchy, hot food options, water filter, water filter!! — big containers that fold that you can put clean water into — Tuna, Peanut Butter get OLD when you have it daily — VARIETY — greens Chia, sprouts — flavors for water like lemon-aide or dried lemons –
    5) PREPARATION — DEHYDRATOR to make your own food

  • MisterC

    If disaster strikes will cookie monsters be in season?
    BTW, if you bag one, cook it well because it is full of parasites.

    • DownWithLibs

      Good one!

  • Marcus Stanton

    Unlike other people, I do not have that blind fate. I always believed that a person if always responsible for things attributed to him. Besides, I am much reassured if I cover my own back and bottom.

  • UncleB

    American debt – largest in the history of all mankind, in all written history! Fed’s money printing: A reality felt around the world. Factoid: Gold, Diamonds ever rising, commodities even oil rising around American wage earners now. Fiscal Cliff is smoke screen and mirrors act for extreme tax hikes, and hitting of the economic wall for America as China gains strength by the hour, even has Thorium fueled nuclear now. Sad truth, Even Canada must shift trade away form the ever shrinking U.S. Dollar and towards the less manipulated Yuan to keep her head above water.
    Bat shit crazies from U.S. expected at Canadian borders? Mexican borders? Hard to believe but many U.S. peons face union busting, lower wages fewer employment opportunities even as the U.S. Dollar shrinks, the Uber Rich get richer and China challenges the few remaining U.S. jobs. pain on the horizons folks time to hunker down for sure.