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Thread: Something to Really Think Hard About.....

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    Something to Really Think Hard About.....

    Have any of you seen "Contagion"??It is something ALL of us should think about...My dh wouldn't even discuss it, but I was wondering if someone could actually survive a disaster like that. One would HAVE TO stay home, live on the stored food that was stocked up earlier. Would the water from the faucets still be good, or would we need to steer clear of that? Have guns in your homes for protection and to stave off looters?? It gets one thinking, anyway..by the Grace. etc. etc......

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    Since I recently turned 76 I have to tell you that these unpleasant and frightening thoughts have been around a long time. During the 1940's when I was in grammar school when we hid under our desks during drills for Atomic Bombs landing, during the 50's when people were digging bomb shelters in their back yards, in late 60 and early 70's when some were heading to the hills in communes to grow their own food and survive on their own, and so on. I'm certianly not going to see that movie.

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    Don't think I would want to survive. Rather be in the first to go group.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dd View Post
    Don't think I would want to survive. Rather be in the first to go group.
    i believe i would also not want to stick around. but that's probably just because of my stage of life. if i were in my 20's or 30's, i'd probably feel differently
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    I remember doing the under the desk thing at school and that was in the 50's for me.
    i tend to keep jugs of distilled water in my home. I try to keep canned goods but don't do that well enough. life is scary enough without thinking about bad things daily. we can only hope man kind doesn't do more stupid things and lets the world go on.

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    Sorry, I never focus on these things but on my Source, my Father from Whom comes all good gifts, Who gives His angles charge over me, Who meets all my needs according to His riches in Glory. My life is not mine but His.The only "prep" I have on hand is a couple gallons of water so I can flush if/when the power goes out for a bit, LOL!It is as easy to be optimistic as it is pessimistic, maybe easier.Jan in VA
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    I agree with Jan.



    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA View Post
    Sorry, I never focus on these things but on my Source, my Father from Whom comes all good gifts, Who gives His angles charge over me, Who meets all my needs according to His riches in Glory. My life is not mine but His.

    The only "prep" I have on hand is a couple gallons of water so I can flush if/when the power goes out for a bit, LOL!
    It is as easy to be optimistic as it is pessimistic, maybe easier.

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    I guess I am the "black sheep" here. I am prepared for an emergency, be it a blizzard, tornado, flood or whathave you. I will not have to rely on the gov/fema for anything, God willing. I have aways keep a full pantry. I am prepared to go for quite awhile without elec, heat and water. I spend the majority of the summer in my home in WI. I have a wood stove and know how to use it. Also, my main home is on wheels, so we just hitch up and hit the trail when we hear of bad weather ahead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by May in Jersey View Post
    Since I recently turned 76 I have to tell you that these unpleasant and frightening thoughts have been around a long time. During the 1940's when I was in grammar school when we hid under our desks during drills for Atomic Bombs landing, during the 50's when people were digging bomb shelters in their back yards, in late 60 and early 70's when some were heading to the hills in communes to grow their own food and survive on their own, and so on. I'm certianly not going to see that movie.
    I remember in the 50s & 60s going under our desks for atomic bomb drills. I also remember my dad taking us to a bomb shelter where people could go if the Russians or Cubans attacked us. After all the fear from 9/11, and anthrax, I have no desire to see a doomsday movie.

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    during the 'cuban' missle crisis when the neighbors all gathered with plans ..... i said i am not washing the supper dishes , if they take over they can have my dirty dishes........worked for me........intend to not wash dishes again on Dec. 21 ---------- and fall asleep humming "Nearer My God To Thee" ------- and when i wake up on 12/22 it will be to say thank you and quilt!!!!!
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    AMEN, I also agree with Jan

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    This sort of thing is why I don't watch tv either!
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    Why would they have kids get under their desk? How much protection would that give if an A-bomb was dropped anywhere within their state!!!

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    I wouldn't want to survive if my loved ones were gone. I do take resonable percautions for natural disasters, (moving to the basement for tornadoes) but a nuclear disaster, nope. I also get my flu shot each year but that's all.

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    Have not seen it, still stuck on the "Left Behind" series of the rapture. We live near a power plant and if that got blown up......?
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    I tend not to worry about what is going to happen because there is nothing I can do about it anyway. But that being said,I will be as prepared as possible. The younger generation seems to freak out at the slightest problem , at least the ones here. I am glad I grew up poor and in a area of the US that still had outhouses ,no central heat, wood stoves and no running water. Copper mining area of the late 50s and early 60s in AZ. I can grow my own food , kill my own animals ,(if need be,, yuck though) . Sew , cook on a wood stove, and all the other things that will need to be done. I figure if me and mine are going to survive what ever , if its surviveable, I don't have time to wail and worry, won't be on my knees either except to plant or clean. I will be working.
    In my way of thinking watching these sci fi movies is a form of education, maybe if we listen we can stop it happening. How many things in old sci fi movies are around today?

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    wow Heavy thoughts here... I do have a stocked pantry and water in case of flood or an earthquake..
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    I haven't seen the movie but I do have some emergency stuff stashed. I have been laughed at about having extra water, etc. on hand. When the power grid went down a few years ago, I had light (oil lamp), I had iced tea (extra ice in freezer was put into smaller cooler for use in keeping milk fresh and iced drinks), I had coffee in the morning (gas stove and camping coffee pot). I could even flush my toilet with water from the rain barrels. I don't get laughed at as much since then.
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    You would have to guard your supplies 24/7 and even then looters or the Government would take what they wanted like in the movie War Horse. My main worry would be safe water to drink, where you not only boil it but have to filter it some how. Let hope we never experience it.

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    Oh yes I remember the desk thing...do you remember the song for it..."Duck and Cover". So in the event of a nuclear strike we were supposed to just hunker down and cover our heads. Did any one ever anywhere think that we would survive a hit with duck and cover? My when my DMIL was a child her class was taken out to view a nuclear bomb test from a hill which was supposed to be a safe distance away. Years later she died of thyroid cancer. So did many of her contemporaries in the area where she lived and grew up. Radioactive iodine anyone? Oh how our ignorance defines us.
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    I recently had a post on face book that went like this ...leap year was started long after the Mayan calendar. with the number of extra days, the end of the world should have happened 8 mos ago. LOL.. not an exact quote but you get the idea. I am not going to worry about the world ending...can't do anything about it anyway. Just continue to live my life in a good way, stock for smaller disasters enjoy life.

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    I'm with them too. God is greater, always present, a help in time of trouble! Not to mention, my life is in His hands.

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    It was probably meant to help them deal with scary things. If they had not shown the A-bomb videos in the first place the kids might not have been so scared.

    Quote Originally Posted by becca1231 View Post
    Why would they have kids get under their desk? How much protection would that give if an A-bomb was dropped anywhere within their state!!!
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