Freedom, I regret you went through the experience you did but I’m glad you were able to extract a useful life lesson from it.

I wish that people would take the lessons from testimonies such as yours and take at least some measures to look after themselves if things go bad. Naturally we all advocate comprehensive preparedness but even storing a weeks’ food, water, meds and hygiene items is a lot better than having nothing at all. If only people could get deprogrammed that the government or the police are always going to fix things for them.

Bugs Bunny: "I speak softly, but I carry a big stick."
Yosemite Sam: "Oh yeah? Well I speak LOUD! and I carry a BIGGER stick! and I use it, too!" BAM!