Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by CATO, Jun 8, 2011.

  1. CATO

    CATO Monkey+++

  2. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart,Deadman Walking, Snow Monkey Moderator

  3. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    You know it's a bad thing when they start downplaying something like this.
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  4. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn RIP 1/13/21

    Doom .... Doom .... Doom .... Doom! Lighten up my friend, it is not the end of the world as we all know it, .... yet. Smile at someone you don't even know, and bid them a good day. Do something out of the ordinary. Fix one of those gourmet meals I know you are capable of and invite someone new to share the meal. Have a wonderful day. Make it one because you can. In other words, don't let the Bas*&rds get you down. Why let them win?
    The solar flares, intensive as they may be, will effect the earth as they will. There is nothing you can do to change that.
  5. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Retired Curmudgeonly IT Monkey Founding Member

    Sometimes a banana is just a banana....... don't sweat what you can't control. We prep to deal with the aftermath.
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  6. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    Hey, all I said was, that if this is bad, don't expect the truth to come blaring over the television any time soon. ;)

    I don't invite strangers to dinner. Perhaps 20 years ago, but not today.

    I always smile and say "good day". Sometimes "Hello", others simply "Sup".

    I am dehydrating today, too hot to cook gourmet. You know...solar radiation and all.

    I do appreciate your kind words, but I am stronger than you think. (y)
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  7. ezbite

    ezbite 5miles from mosquito lake

    i agree, just look how truthful the japanese government was not long ago.
  8. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Retired Curmudgeonly IT Monkey Founding Member

    If the EMP does occur - scratch TV and Radio warnings......... [shtf]

    It'll begin quietly - we all wake up one morning and NOTHING electric/electronic works.......

    A smart monkey has already stocked mechanical tools and devices to prepare. Light, cooking, water filtration - check. Still need a well......

    Those living in apartments on fixed incomes will be in serious kimchi....... :rolleyes:
  9. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn RIP 1/13/21

    I am thankful that I live outside the city by a generous distance, and I am surrounded by folks who understand what is quite possible. Most are preppers to some degree. Actually I often sleep with music playing at low volume on the radio. I am always acutely aware of a power outage, ever at night. Power outages are rather common tho so I might not think anything of it until I actually chose to arise. After a few checks of things, like phone function, neighbors input etc, I would probably just go into heightened awareness and go on with life as I have preppared.
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  10. UrbanFool

    UrbanFool The Village Idiot

    Yes, there is something unsettling every time they say "This has never happened before. Ain't it great!?"

    Uh... NO! I remember we had an Aurora Borealis down here (CA) once, and it freaked me out completely because we'd never had one before --even though I knew exactly what it was and was forewarned.

    Next thing you know we'll be sucked into a black hole of our own making.

    Of course, I just breathe deeply and remind myself that when they bombed Hiroshima and Nagasaki, they weren't positive they weren't going to blow the entire planet to kingdom come.
  11. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    Clouds and rain obscured the aurora. Any other effects went un-noticed here. The sky didn't fall, yet, either, and my bob is still where it needs to be. An unevent, it seems, to us hoi polloi.
  12. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Retired Curmudgeonly IT Monkey Founding Member

    Same here, though outages are rare. Had one a week ago - local substation burned. Battery fan and radio worked fine. Of course, the radio would be toast after an EMP flare.
    Not sure about fans and LED lantern. Might survive the burst.
    I made sure my newest landline phone uses batteries, in case of power failure - old phone needed wall plug - NOT good for an emergency!
    Kinda miss the old dial-type analog phone. All this new-fangled electronic gimcrackery makes us more dependent on the tech working. Too often, it fails!
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