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#186822 - 10/29/09 01:04 PM Re: "Confiscated for the common good" [Re: ironraven]
Dan_McI Offline
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Registered: 12/10/07
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Loc: NYC
Originally Posted By: ironraven
I'm more worried about the UPS or FedEx guys going "wait... I know who has order lots of stuff!"

That why I hate mail ordering preps. smile


If you mail order what are obvious preps, also make sure you order a decent supply of ammo that's delivered via mail. If the delivery guys know you are armed, they are less likely to want to tangle with you. If they know you are armed and do tangle with you, it's probably going to be nasty and, IMO, is only likely to occur in a real TEOTWAKI scenario.

Speaking of delivered, I'm waiting for a FedEx guy right now, who is supposed to be bringing me a new toy from the CMP.


Edited by Dan_McI (10/29/09 02:28 PM)

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#186827 - 10/29/09 02:12 PM Re: "Confiscated for the common good" [Re: Dan_McI]
Dagny Offline
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Registered: 11/25/08
Posts: 1916
Loc: Washington, DC

The Fed Ex, UPS and USPS delivery people are the last ones I worry about.

They all know I have a big dog.



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#186829 - 10/29/09 03:05 PM Re: "Confiscated for the common good" [Re: Susan]
clearwater Offline
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Registered: 03/19/05
Posts: 1106
Loc: Channeled Scablands
Too many armed people.

total guns in the US 223,000,000

^ "Bureau of Justice Statistics Selected Findings". http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/pub/pdf/guic.pdf. Retrieved 2008-01-21.



Total US armed forces 3,385,400

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_number_of_active_troops


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#186835 - 10/29/09 04:02 PM Re: "Confiscated for the common good" [Re: Pete]
benjammin Offline
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Registered: 02/06/04
Posts: 4020
Loc: Anchorage AK
"There's NO way that the US Gov't is going to commandeer food or water supplies from average citizens. It ain't happenin'. If they try it - they will get a face full of bullets. Seriously!"

Seems as though I recall hearing of rationing programs during WWII, whereby the US Govt commandeered a lot of food and other items to feed/supply the troops with, and the civilians got rations of things like fresh meat, vegetables etc. Now I realize this ain't the same as coming into your home and cleaning out your cupboards, but I suspect if the US govt wanted our food, they would more likely grab it long before we ever even see it. Likewise our water supplies. In fact, they'd probably have confiscated it long before we even knew it was gone.

Knowing that, it kinda reinforces the notion of hoarding food at home even moreso. I doubt the govt would want to bother with the hassle of home to home confiscation, not when they can be the first in line at the supermarket before the doors even open for the rest of us.
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#186836 - 10/29/09 04:22 PM Re: "Confiscated for the common good" [Re: benjammin]
UncleGoo Offline
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Registered: 12/06/06
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Loc: CT
I suppose, if the gov't was inclined to confiscate food from households, it would make sense to start with the year's supply in every Mormon's pantry...
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#186845 - 10/29/09 06:30 PM Re: "Confiscated for the common good" [Re: benjammin]
LED Offline
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Registered: 09/01/05
Posts: 1474
Originally Posted By: benjammin
but I suspect if the US govt wanted our food, they would more likely grab it long before we ever even see it. Likewise our water supplies. In fact, they'd probably have confiscated it long before we even knew it was gone.


I think Benjammin's right. The ability to control access and distribution is far more important than anything else. We're just small fries.

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#186857 - 10/29/09 07:59 PM Re: "Confiscated for the common good" [Re: benjammin]
Susan Offline
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Registered: 01/21/04
Posts: 5163
Loc: W. WA
"...they would more likely grab it long before we ever even see it. Likewise our water supplies."

Now that I would believe in a heartbeat. That was the reason for the Victory Gardens. I believe all governments do that.

I used to have an English couple as neighbors. During WWII, he was in the Army and going home on leave when a guy sold him a 'hot' chicken (no, not roasted). He found an old pack or something and put the chicken in it on the train. Since chickens can't see in the dark, they're quiet, so he was able to get it to his recent bride in London and they had a nice chicken dinner, a Big Deal at the time.

There was also a severe reduction in the number of wild rabbits, as good hunters were selling them to the butchers, who were mostly staying in business this way. Tom also advised his wife to only buy 'rabbits' that had their heads on, as some people were selling cats as rabbit meat.

Sue

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#186859 - 10/29/09 08:09 PM Re: "Confiscated for the common good" [Re: Susan]
Dagny Offline
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Registered: 11/25/08
Posts: 1916
Loc: Washington, DC
Originally Posted By: Susan
only buy 'rabbits' that had their heads on, as some people were selling cats as rabbit meat.

Sue



America's stray cat population equals a lot of protein.

Ick.



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#186880 - 10/30/09 01:45 AM Re: "Confiscated for the common good" [Re: Dagny]
Dan_McI Offline
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Registered: 12/10/07
Posts: 844
Loc: NYC
Originally Posted By: Dagny
Originally Posted By: Susan
only buy 'rabbits' that had their heads on, as some people were selling cats as rabbit meat.

Sue



America's stray cat population equals a lot of protein.

Ick.




Ick is right in my current frame of mind. However, I can imagine extreme hunger could change my mind. I hope to never find out.

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#186888 - 10/30/09 02:46 AM Re: "Confiscated for the common good" [Re: Dan_McI]
Redbeard Offline
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Registered: 08/25/08
Posts: 22
Loc: CA state of confusion
cat. the other white meat.


seriously, having eaten cougar, i think cat would be quite good if the need arose to have to eat it...but, given the choice, i think i would try for something else first. smile
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