The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it's the illusion of knowledge." (S.Hawking)
The difference between God+ historians is that the former cannot change the past."
" If the facts don't fit the theory , then change the facts." ?
The news and truth are not the same thing. "- - (Walter Lippmann)
INFAMY! INFAMY ! - sumin's got it, inferme.
A lot of people are scared. Many could say they are rightfully emotionally moved. Something does seem amiss in America, as though something bad is heading its way. People are sensing that. Apparently millions of people. And while some will definitely take their efforts to one degree of extreme or another, and some will have their root causes with disagreeable ideologies, they still are doing what everyone is going to regret not doing when something bad does happen. You cannot fault a person for thinking about his or her long-term self-sustaining self-preservation, or that thereof their family. The true test is whether or not something bad really does happen, and I'm sure three million people wouldn't mind being the blunt of some jokes when the lights and heat stay on and everything is perfectly okay in America.
We died by the millions only to have a Depression reimposed ,sorry Capitialism its revolution for you and your government.Are you prepared to accept that the only alternative is global depression and WW3?
VOTE SEP [Australia]!Down with the political duoploy!
Party's of the rich for the rich!
DEFEND Afghanistan ,STOP the debacle and quagmire DEFEND SYRIA stop the support for the 'rebel' TERRORISTS!
Bring the Troops HOME!
Workers of EUROPE UNITE ,No to DEPRESSION ,AUSTERITY and WW3!
I'm a bit of a prepper. I find it weird when people use the Bible to pick an end date. Matthew 24:36 says "But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only"
And I find it weird when people obsess that they know a particular end in near.
I'm a coupon/bargain shopper, and stockpiling allows me to always pay bottom dollar. And I think it's smart to at least keep what the Red Cross recommends to have on hand in case of a disaster. I'm more prepared than that, but think less than that is irresponsible.
“The presence of those seeking the truth is infinitely to be preferred to the presence of those who think they've found it.”
― Terry Pratchett
The best part is recycling the food and water every year for Burning Man.
There are extremes to preparation, just like there are extremes to everything else. Being prepared for disaster is not a bad thing. What will you do when there is a disaster? Sit in your home and demand help?
"The principle that the end justifies the means is, in individualist ethics, regarded as the denial of all morals. In collectivist ethics it becomes necessarily the supreme rule" -- F. A. Hayek.
"A day, an hour, of virtuous liberty is worth a whole eternity in bondage" -- Joseph Addison's "Cato, A Tragedy" (1713)
"The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion." - Albert Camus
Well, the great thing about America is we're free for people to be as crazy as they like. Unfortunately, some people choose to exercise that right more than others. I wouldn't necessarily call myself a "prepper" but once I read it would only take three days of no trucks running for most urban areas to run out of food, I started taking it a bit more seriously.
I'm too drunk to taste this chicken. - Colonel Sanders
The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money. -Alexis de Tocqueville