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  •  You're exactly right about one thing: (9+ / 0-)
    After a very short period of time, though, most people are going to need help, organized government-level help.
    If it shows up, you'll be fine. If not, you may have other problems. (Ask the good folks of New Orleans, or Staten Island, about the timeliness of "organized government-level help.")
    The diarist does not advocate violence, but does point out the need to be prepared in case violent people come to visit.

    My family has tools & equipment to deal with all sorts of emergencies. We have enough vehicle cargo capacity to get ourselves and our key belongings out of the area if needed (we upgraded that capability after Katrina, and again in 2012). We are equipped for reasonable loss of power and other utilities. We have tools to make plumbing, carpentry, electrical, and other repairs... not that we want to, but we can and we know how.
    And we have tools that we really don't want to use, other than for punching holes in paper targets, but we can and we know how.

    If you don't have the tools to cope with an emergency, you can wait for "organized government-level help." I suggest you call 911 (if your landline works, or your cell phone is still charged). While you're waiting, the people who just burst into your house from the dark, cold, hungry & crowded neighborhood a few miles away will certainly refrain from harming you and yours... if only out of courtesy, right?

    Things are more like they are now than they've ever been before...

    by Tom Seaview on Sun Feb 03, 2013 at 03:24:25 PM PST

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