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#294508 - 01/07/20 01:23 PM Election Year Survival Kit
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
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Without mentioning any party or person, does anyone know what I will need for an election year survival kit?

Jeanette Isabelle
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#294509 - 01/07/20 01:35 PM Re: Election Year Survival Kit [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
hikermor Offline
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Loc: southern Cal
Survival kits are useful, regardless of any specific year.

Be sure to vote in 2020.
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#294510 - 01/07/20 01:52 PM Re: Election Year Survival Kit [Re: hikermor]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
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Originally Posted By: hikermor
Survival kits are useful, regardless of any specific year.

We need additional provisions for election years.

Jeanette Isabelle
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#294512 - 01/07/20 02:46 PM Re: Election Year Survival Kit [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
pforeman Offline
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Registered: 04/23/08
Posts: 186
Loc: Iowa
Well now... for our household the only "extra" provisions I can see us needing is to lay in some serious booze!

Ok, true, I'm being sarcastic - but in reality I do get some additional books on my e-reader and have been getting more books at the library each trip lately. I've also upped our use of DVD movies both rentals re-watching our own stash and getting older hits from our library.

All of the above is mostly avoidance - the whole political situation is just overwrought and I am unable to sort the "good" from the "bad" or the plain stupid anymore. I've got our TV downstairs on the History channel, HGTV or other do-it-yourself programing and have not watched any of the news or current events programing for sometime now.

The ever delightful Mrs. is somewhat of a news junkie so I count on her (watching TV upstairs) to keep me abreast of anything truly important - for me I am watching "Love it or List it" and getting ideas for remodeling the bathroom.

However, you do have a point in that a political situation can (and has in the past - Chicago '68) create civil unrest and preparations for something like that would be appropriate. For what it's worth - the current state of our preparations cover such a contingency so I don't see us doing anything different just because it is an election year.

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#294513 - 01/07/20 03:13 PM Re: Election Year Survival Kit [Re: pforeman]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
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Originally Posted By: pforeman
Well now... for our household the only "extra" provisions I can see us needing is to lay in some serious booze!

Though I don't drink, I can agree with that.

Jeanette Isabelle
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#294514 - 01/08/20 12:43 AM Re: Election Year Survival Kit [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
UncleGoo Offline
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Registered: 12/06/06
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Loc: CT
Knee-high rubber boots, a flat bladed shovel, and a five-tine fork. ;-)
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#294515 - 01/08/20 01:05 AM Re: Election Year Survival Kit [Re: UncleGoo]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
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Registered: 11/13/06
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Something to handle the bull would be good.

I posed the same question in an unrelated forum and a member made a good suggestion: earplugs.

Jeanette Isabelle
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#294516 - 01/08/20 03:56 AM Re: Election Year Survival Kit [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
hikermor Offline
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Loc: southern Cal
Rather than shut out the rhetoric, embrace the situation and work at a polling place on election day. Contribute to a fair, accurate election bu putting in a good, long day processing voters and handling their ballots properly.

After retirement,I worked in our local county election office, recruiting and training poll workers and getting a good, first hand view of the workings of an election office. I was, and am, impressed at the measures taken to insure a fair, accurate count of voted ballots.

Incidentally,in the twelve or so years I have worked in that office, I never overheard or participated in a "political" discussion. There was no overt policy - it just wan't done.

The day is long, often exceeding twelve hours and the pay,at least in California is marginal. I under stand in other jurisdictions pay is somewhat more appropriate. But in any case, your conscientious service will contribute to a stable democracy.

When you enter a polling place on election day, you are experiencing just the tip of the iceberg; an enormous amount of work has gone into preparations and planning to get every thing ready.


Edited by hikermor (01/08/20 03:59 PM)
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#294517 - 01/08/20 10:32 AM Re: Election Year Survival Kit [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
Janysboy Offline
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Registered: 03/20/19
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I'm 70 and still working by choice. I like to drink my morning coffee while watching a local news cast. This gets me news if my locality and a summary of major news stories.

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#294519 - 01/08/20 05:59 PM Re: Election Year Survival Kit [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
hikermor Offline
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Loc: southern Cal
Originally Posted By: Jeanette_Isabelle
Originally Posted By: hikermor
Survival kits are useful, regardless of any specific year.

We need additional provisions for election years.

Jeanette Isabelle


Why? I don't believethere is any correlation between election years and problems with the food supply - at lest not in the last 250 years in the USA.

On election night, I am often biting my fingernails, though not much nutrition there.
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