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May the Lord help you if you are in a big city. Especially if it is not your city.

 

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I’ll be right here at Answered Prayers Farm.
Watching the world go by.
And you are absolutely correct, anyone in a city, or suburb could very well be in a world of hurt.
 

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...or suburb...

Yes, in some cases you might be right, RPD. However, a 'suburb' might not be a "SUBURB" if you catch my drift.

My dad got tired of the inner city of Milwaukee, and truth be told, I never cared that much for the 55th Street School in ravaged city 'everything.' When my family moved to Menomonee Falls (and we were the only house in that entire subdivision--and far from the highway) I didn't sleep as deeply as I thought I would. After all, have you ever tried to sleep when you were used to shootings, police sirens and false fire whistles? Fortunately it was only a short walk and a well defined right turn to get off the "circle courts" and then to find that 'marker' telling us little kids where the bus stopped.

I wasn't on a well planned, cement rich city street! I was on not only those circle courts, but also unmarked signs on every new gravel suburban road! When you've seen country gravel, trust me, it's all the same!

I made it to a new locally built 5th grade class, where my teacher taught better in her family's Turkish. It was 1960, and I still remember that issue of "My Weekly Reader." It was a picture of Dick Nixon and JFK semi-bracing for the picture which read, "They Fight Hard But Are Friends." Yeah, sure, lie to little kids, will you...

I thought I had settled in, but that wasn't going to happen. In a very somber tone, my teacher told us that a "very important test" was going to be handed out, and we should do our best. Yeah, right. A few hours after the test my name and that of a little girl were called to the hall outside. We were to be moved--far away from every kid, washroom and hallway I had ever seen. The little girl and I held onto each other tightly! We had been sent to "Audio and Gifted." Because of all the cheap films I had seen of the destroyed Germany, I thought I was going there! I just assumed they were going to mark us with a big, black stamp, like they did to my Uncle Jack in prison. As I entered that mystery room, 28 other kids sang a welcome song to us. Clearly, we were to be executed...

So, Rice Paddy Daddy, as you can now figure, the oddities I bring to this forum are just old Kid Prison attributes used to deflect the sting of the unwanted by the wanted. My fifth grade dragged onto eighth grade, and no adult ever mentioned a word. However, the morning of my freshman year in high school I was greeted by a teacher I have never met. She smiled and beamed something like, "These are the best classes for our best students..."

Laugh if you want, RPD, but I almost asked, "How many license plates do I have to make?" Fortunately classes like this died about the time I entered college. BTW, my first day in college was where I was directed to a small bungalow I swore had been strafed by heavy fire. And guess what (and I'm not kidding) the first teacher I met said, "Looks like the best is better than our better..."

Forty thousand students and only seven of us high achievers. So RPD, if you ever get to Madison, go to my dorm-room at Lakeshore Dorms. I think I left a knife there...
 

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Only problem is the hoards of morons in the cities will be leaving and heading out to the country. Imagine once the SHTF. Millions will be taking to the roads heading out of town into your back yard. Looking for help and a hand out.
 

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I hope to be in Tenn. in the next 4 mos. I can't stand CA anymore. Been here 32 yrs.
In the early 80s, I was stationed in California. Herlong, California. I loved the area. The Sierra Highlands was an amazing area to the boy from Alabama. The people who lived there were the most amazing, rugged individualists you'll ever find.
In the mid-90s, I drove trucks and got laid-over in Los Angeles, quite often. The people were wonderful and a lot of fun and as nice as can be.
I'm sorry to hear California is no longer the place that I remember.
Still, I can't imagine the east side of California changing. I hope it didn't change and I hope it never changes.
 

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I’ll be right here at Answered Prayers Farm.
Watching the world go by.
And you are absolutely correct, anyone in a city, or suburb could very well be in a world of hurt.
You are right, and I hate that. People aren't going to just die but they are going to die horribly. If they are lucky, they'll die by a bullet to the heart or to the head.
 

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In the early 80s, I was stationed in California. Herlong, California. I loved the area. The Sierra Highlands was an amazing area to the boy from Alabama. The people who lived there were the most amazing, rugged individualists you'll ever find.
In the mid-90s, I drove trucks and got laid-over in Los Angeles, quite often. The people were wonderful and a lot of fun and as nice as can be.
I'm sorry to hear California is no longer the place that I remember.
Still, I can't imagine the east side of California changing. I hope it didn't change and I hope it never changes.
I ran a lot of CA back then and made several good friends who were much more to the left than I was but at the same time they lamented about how CA was going to hell with the gangs and liberal think. Actually got a great tattoo from a shop in Hollywood when the Northridge quake stuck me in the area with the interstate bridges all dropped from the tremors. National Guard out on every intersection with their rifles as I walked around Hollywood the next few nights after the quake. I've always wondered if their rifles were actually loaded with live mags.

Lot of good conservatives up in the hills around Coarsegold and Thermal and down in Niland by the Salton Sea.
 

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...once the SHTF. Millions will be taking to the roads heading out of town into your back yard.
human nature will force many to stay so long they can not leave...

more will head to "camps"

IMHO..it will not be the roving bands of hungry people..it will be the roving bands of government employees looking to "Redistribute" the food
 

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I haven't been here in, at least a month, and only 8 threads have been updated since I left. Wow! I think SHTF here already. Good luck with that.
 

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I could be at work in downtown Minneapolis, or at home in a far north suburb of the metro. I could be at my Daughters soccer game in St. Croix MN or elsewhere as she has soccer 6 days a week. I would not be out of state that much is for certain.
I am not too worried about being in a city when the SHTF, as I should be able to get home and subsequently to a bug out location, unless it is a full scale nuclear war. In that event of an all out nuke war we are all doomed. I saw a map of the targets and how many nukes that the Russians have ear marked in a full out nuke war. MN was targeted with 8 separate missiles. 3 for the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, 1 for the nuclear power plant west of Monticello MN about 40 miles west of the metro area, 1 for the city of St. Cloud, 2 for Duluth and the ports on Lake Superior and 1 for the City of Rochester.
EMP nationwide, it will take a good part of a week before most people will start freaking out and become a real threat. A real pandemic that killed millions would be a slow roll to chaos. The economy collapses, it would still take a good number of days before things would start to get out of hand. Alien invasion, War of the Worlds or Independence Day style would be a treat and likely a fast paced destruction.
I never leave home without an AR with a full loadout, handgun, get home bag and proper clothing given the season.
 

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I’ll be right here at Answered Prayers Farm.
Watching the world go by.
And you are absolutely correct, anyone in a city, or suburb could very well be in a world of hurt.
No farm but I am not leaving my place unless there is 10 feet of water over it.
I live in the country, have prepped to stay here, and that is what I will do.
I will fight to keep what is mine, land, home, food, water, guns and whatever.
I will never go as a sheep, F'k all that want to take it away from us all.
 
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