Yeah, I tell my husband when we get in conversations about this (something we talk about A LOT) I tell him look you can feed a few people for awhile or indefinately or you can feed a lot of people and then all of you will run out of food eventually and die. It's a hard thing. I'm lending a "How to survive the end of the world as we know it" to my family members I think are/will be interested in prepping. It's what got us interested. We have a couple unsavory characters in our family that I wouldn't have around in an apocalypse situation because they are violent, thieving etc. (even if they are family and hungry) Strangers uh prolly not. (Don't know them, don't know if I can trust them not to shoot me/my husband in the back and steal our stuff.)gitnready4it said:This is the question I have struggled with the most. Not sure how I will deal with it. If you don't draw a line you WILL run out of supplies. However actually drawing that line will be very hard! :?
This goes back to having your survival resume up to date. When people form groups to survive you better bring some talent to the table of there will be no reason for you to be admitted into a group.fedorthedog said:Ms, pick a month, OK that would annoy the wife so I guess I wont. I have friends and family that i would allow in. They might end up sleeping in the chicken coop or barn. Assuming that we can stay put I plan on a community based response. Family would come into the area if they could, just a fact of life, people would want them let in. After that skill sets would matter, medical people and families, combat skills ect. I dont need farmers or mechanics got lots of those. There are a lot of people who have skill sets that just dont matter, I dont need managers, investment brokers, or administrators. Engineers, equipment operators, water plant operators, linemen, will be needed to create a self sufficient community.
I gained my right to vote when I turned 19 due to the 26th. Amendment in 1971. Since the very first date I voted until now I have NEVER voted strictly by party and have ALWAYS taken the time necessary to try and know who or what I am voting for. In my opinion if a person votes just by party then they are just the same as sheep being led around in a herd. I too support Ron Paul but we all know it will not happen this year or any other year. I will not be voting in this year's presidential election because I cannot support either candiate that will be on the ticket. Hell...maybe we don't pay that job enough to get a qualified person to want it??!!whyspers said:I don't know. That will be a judgment call that will have to be made at the time, hopefully using logic and not solely emotion.
If it were to happen today, it would likely be based mostly on emotion, because I'd probably screen everyone by simply asking who they supported in this year's elections. If it was anyone other than Ron Paul, they could forget about it, because imo, those folks are why we are at the point we are at today. Republicans & Democrats have reached the point where there are only marginal differences between the two. Except on some social issues, you can't really tell the difference between them. Obama & Romney are interchangeable. Put their records side by side without identifying which was whose and you could not even guess who was the Democrat and who was the Republican.
I didn't mean to get all political here, but that's where I'm at right now. If you vote for status quo, don't come asking me to bail you out because you couldn't be bothered to do your own tedious, time-consuming research and instead, chose to swallow everything shoved down your throat by CNN or Fox News. I'm not gonna want to hear "but, I didn't know" because you SHOULD have know. Every one of us have a non-delegable duty to protect our Constitution and our way of life, I believe. If you stick your head in the sand, or abdicate that responsibility, then I believe you get what you deserve.
P.S. "You" is speaking generally and not addressed to any particular person here I've not been around here long enough to know where anyone stands on these issue.