Residents Stay to Protect Neighborhood From Looters

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ghostrider, Sep 5, 2005.


  1. ghostrider

    ghostrider Resident Poltergeist Founding Member

     
  2. Conagher

    Conagher Dark Custom Rider Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    At least some looters are goin' to get the hint that some people are protecting their own property. I'd hate to be on the receiving end of a 12 ga [gun]
     
  3. ghostrider

    ghostrider Resident Poltergeist Founding Member

    I probably should have put this up as a poll. Of our 55 members, how many can say" That would have been me."
     
  4. TLynn

    TLynn Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    I'm betting that the majority of our active members would most likely of stayed and protected the neighborhood we lived in provided we didn't have to protect ailing family members (unless we could of gotten them to safety and gone back).
     
  5. RightHand

    RightHand Pioneer in a New World Moderator Founding Member

    I might be one of the ones who had to come back because I would not have stayed in the first place.
     
  6. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Ditto.


    Ghostrider, don't worry. If you get trapped at home I will deliver to you fuel, water, food, and ammo. Even a generator if you need it. It does sound like some of those cajuns were prepared, a good lesson for us all.
     
  7. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member


    What he said. I'll ride "shotgun" if needed.
     
  8. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    I think a lot more people are realizing that there might not be a response from a 911 call anymore and are seeing that there may be atime that they need to take matters into their own hands.
     
  9. monkeyman

    monkeyman Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    I have to say that weather or not I would have stayed (hypotheticlay as I could not see me EVER liveing below sea level in the first place) would have depended on my elevation and the structure of the house. If I figured the house would stay standing I would be all means stay, if that was fairly questionable then I would likely gather all I could haul and bug out then do my level best to get back in as soon as the storm passed and if the house stood would stay, if not, gather whatever else I could and go from there.
     
  10. ghostrider

    ghostrider Resident Poltergeist Founding Member

    What he said.
     
  11. ghostrider

    ghostrider Resident Poltergeist Founding Member

    I know you would, and it would also work the other way.
     
  12. sniper-66

    sniper-66 Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Boys, hate to say it, but inside scoop is that they are going to start enforcing the Mandatory evacuation of the flooded areas today, so watch out, it is going to get ugly!
     
  13. ghostrider

    ghostrider Resident Poltergeist Founding Member

    In the news this morning.
     
  14. monkeyman

    monkeyman Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Hope you can stay out of the line of fire Sniper, I some how see a lot of the folks who rode out a huricane and the looters and flood and so on not takeing well to armed folks dragging them from thier homes or informing them they WILL leave now regardless of what uniform they are wearing. I know I wouldnt if it was me and someone trying to remove me from my home.
    Keep safe and watch your 6.
     
  15. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Can they really do that? Order you out of your castle? WTF,O? Seems somewhat against a lot of precedent. If they meekly go, watch the suits start. If they don't go, something else is going to hit the fan.
     
  16. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Now that the mayor has given the order, the Gov. says it has to go through her, and she isn't giving the okay.

    Typical. These clowns at the local and state local can't make up their mind once again, they are too busy playing politics and shifting the blame on the feds.
     
  17. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    VA sent 440 folks of various talents to NO, and has taken in some 1000 refugees, or evacuees, or victims, or what ever the current PC term might be. A net gain of only 560 bodies needing water and food. I don't get the point. Allowing for the few totally unable to do anything useful, it seems silly in a way. There are able bodies there able to do something useful with leadership, so send only a cadre. Let the locals save their own bacon, says me. Especially if they don't want to leave.

    YMMV, of course. :D
     
  18. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    I think the whole bloody lot should be relocated to Ca., especially San Fran............
     
  19. Minuteman

    Minuteman Chaplain Moderator Founding Member

    I don't know how I feel about this forced evacuation.If it is thugs on the street causing problems that's one thing.But honest American citizens that stayed behind to gaurd thier homes and nieghborhoods?Fending off roving bands of looters and now the Government comes in and forces them to leave.

    And what if they resist.
    "We're from the Government, we're here to help." I can see images of Gaza but with guns.This is America,you have the right to decide your own course of action.That means you have the right to be stupid also.If these people want to stay in thier homes then that's thier right to do so.Just don't go crying later on come and feed me,protect me,help me.

    Ok, I am (one anyway) the resident conspiracy nut here.I see settlers in Gaza being forced out "For thier own good" and now possibly Americans, I sense a Pahvlovian Dog syndrome here.

    Forced evacuations of American citizens just doesn't set well with me.
    What about when it is a food shortage in the mid-west,lets remove those folks for thier own good.Or a peak oil shortage of fuel,lets move evryone in the rural communities into the cities,for thier own good.

    I will decide whats for my own good.And if those folks in NO decide they want to stay with no power and no services,then I say that's thier choice.

    Hmm. I guess I do know how I feel about this.
     
  20. ghostrider

    ghostrider Resident Poltergeist Founding Member

    Never underestimate the ability of a beaurecrat to screw up your life and plans.
     
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