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#176993 - 07/20/09 04:35 PM Re: Evacuation - neighbors without cars [Re: Susan]
Susan Offline
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Registered: 01/21/04
Posts: 5163
Loc: W. WA
Dagney, much of the Oregon Trail is fenced, the rest is paved.

I followed it from St. Joe to Oregon City one summer. Couldn't even get close to it in many spots.

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#177007 - 07/20/09 05:41 PM Re: Evacuation - neighbors without cars [Re: Susan]
Dagny Offline
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Registered: 11/25/08
Posts: 1903
Loc: Washington, DC
Originally Posted By: Susan
Dagney, much of the Oregon Trail is fenced, the rest is paved.

I followed it from St. Joe to Oregon City one summer. Couldn't even get close to it in many spots.



Was actually thinking more in terms of Interstates.

But the actual trail would be more scenic.

wink


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#177010 - 07/20/09 05:53 PM Re: Evacuation - neighbors without cars [Re: Todd W]
Dagny Offline
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Registered: 11/25/08
Posts: 1903
Loc: Washington, DC
Originally Posted By: Todd W
Originally Posted By: Dagny
Originally Posted By: Todd W
...there was a study someplace that showed a lot of ppl think "heading for the hills" is the answer.


Were they advised they might not have cable in the hills?

;-)

grin Is that how to keep`m`out... hmm.. lol



I just now tried to picture my block (the people, not the homes) in a field or forest in West Virginia, and having to survive a month with what we brought with us.

One doctor, several lawyers, several bureaucrats, assorted political flacks, lobbyists, an architect, a shrink, a restaurant owner, a few college students, couple adolescents and a couple infants. And a bunch of dogs.

Between us a hundred takeout menus, and no cell signal.

Fodder for a television comedy. Or horror flick.


:-0











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#177089 - 07/21/09 03:24 PM Re: Evacuation - neighbors without cars [Re: Dagny]
Susan Offline
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Registered: 01/21/04
Posts: 5163
Loc: W. WA
Properly done, I think that would make a hilarious movie. But you would have to add some 'real' people or everyone would be dead by the end of the first week.

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#177098 - 07/21/09 03:52 PM Re: Evacuation - neighbors without cars [Re: Dagny]
Todd W Offline
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Registered: 11/14/04
Posts: 1928
Loc: Mountains of CA
Originally Posted By: Dagny
Originally Posted By: Todd W
Originally Posted By: Dagny
Originally Posted By: Todd W
...there was a study someplace that showed a lot of ppl think "heading for the hills" is the answer.


Were they advised they might not have cable in the hills?

;-)

grin Is that how to keep`m`out... hmm.. lol



I just now tried to picture my block (the people, not the homes) in a field or forest in West Virginia, and having to survive a month with what we brought with us.

One doctor, several lawyers, several bureaucrats, assorted political flacks, lobbyists, an architect, a shrink, a restaurant owner, a few college students, couple adolescents and a couple infants. And a bunch of dogs.

Between us a hundred takeout menus, and no cell signal.

Fodder for a television comedy. Or horror flick.


:-0












You could be rich... write it up, submit it to a studio, and bam! :P L O L.

I`m sure you can't do any worse than some of those shows :P
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#177109 - 07/21/09 04:46 PM Re: Evacuation - neighbors without cars [Re: Susan]
Dagny Offline
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Registered: 11/25/08
Posts: 1903
Loc: Washington, DC
Originally Posted By: Susan
Properly done, I think that would make a hilarious movie. But you would have to add some 'real' people or everyone would be dead by the end of the first week.



LOL! I'd wager a fair amount that there's not a gun on the block. But someone could get violent with a Blackberry....

We could certainly be a top 5 reality series. Watching lawyers-lobbyists-bureaucrats suffer is bound to garner high ratings.

:-)


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#177130 - 07/21/09 07:59 PM Re: Evacuation - neighbors without cars [Re: Dagny]
benjammin Offline
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Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 02/06/04
Posts: 4018
Loc: Anchorage AK
Yeah, I recall feeling some eyes on me when my gun safe was being offloaded with the tiltdeck tow truck when I moved in last November. Not too many gunowners on my block I reckon. Then again, none of them ever talk to me either, so they are on their own if/when the bubble goes up.
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#177137 - 07/21/09 08:30 PM Re: Evacuation - neighbors without cars [Re: benjammin]
Todd W Offline
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Registered: 11/14/04
Posts: 1928
Loc: Mountains of CA
Originally Posted By: benjammin
Yeah, I recall feeling some eyes on me when my gun safe was being offloaded with the tiltdeck tow truck when I moved in last November. Not too many gunowners on my block I reckon. Then again, none of them ever talk to me either, so they are on their own if/when the bubble goes up.


You mean your document safe wink wink wink

And when asked you be sure to tell them you wish you had money to put real things in there...


Edited by Todd W (07/21/09 08:30 PM)
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#177157 - 07/21/09 10:53 PM Re: Evacuation - neighbors without cars [Re: benjammin]
Eugene Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 12/26/02
Posts: 2810
Originally Posted By: benjammin
Yeah, I recall feeling some eyes on me when my gun safe was being offloaded with the tiltdeck tow truck when I moved in last November. Not too many gunowners on my block I reckon. Then again, none of them ever talk to me either, so they are on their own if/when the bubble goes up.


One of neighbors we met early on was telling me about another neighbor I should meet because of a common interest in woodworking but then quietly told me "he has a lot of guns though". My response was that I had only brought a couple of my guns so far as the rest were at my parents home. Hopefully she learned to assume that not everyone she talks to is as liberal as her smile
Later on the same group of neighbors were over for a birthday party and saw more than one ammo box in the top of my closet and said they knew where to go if they ever needed anything.

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#177161 - 07/21/09 11:13 PM Re: Evacuation - neighbors without cars [Re: Eugene]
scafool Offline
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Registered: 12/18/08
Posts: 1534
Loc: Muskoka
I don't want anybody to know what I might, or might not have, in my armoury.
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