April 14, 2014 at 2:09 pm #8567
Jay, Agree that a criminal will kill with a bat or hammer or knife. They do not need a guns.
1974t150v, Yes all it will take is 1 to 2 million of the 55 million to be a formidable force. If that were to happen then there will be maybe 5 to 10 million more that once they see what is happening will join the force then all hell happens.April 14, 2014 at 2:10 pm #8569
A link to additional powerful pictures if you have not been following the plight of these people
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1974t150v Great pictures! Everyone need to look at them because that is what would happen at the beginning of a SHTF here.April 14, 2014 at 6:23 pm #8602
Jay: All those gun accidents, where kids accidently shoot themselves or others, are really tragic though.
Many times, Jay, it is when the parents have not trained the children with the firearms. Bushrat (a former NRA instructor) always taught safety first, and used a large squash/pumpkin/melon to demolish with a shot–to underscore the destructive power. Just telling a child “don’t touch!” is almost a sure way to incite curiosity and eventual accidents. In previous American generations, and in rural/conservative areas today, most homes have firearms and the young people are familiar with them. And familiar with the fact they are dangerous and take life–you cannot call a bullet back. (Hunting underscores this also–seeing a beautiful animal or bird dead at your feet is sobering, although I am a hunter.)
I also think, in my own personal opinion, the proliferation of violent media/entertainment has desensitized children to the reality of death–and promoted killing as the fast/easy/hero solution to many problems. Also the decline of morals…do whatever you want, regardless of consequences.
Sorry, I know this isn’t about Venezuela…April 14, 2014 at 6:31 pm #8605
Re shortages: The USA is slowly descending into a similar situation–that we used to decry in Soviet Russia back in the 50s. Shortages of staples…lines of people waiting for what is available. Let’s start with .22 long rifle.
Have you noticed, going into a Walmart, huge displays of cheap imported “seasonal goods”–while the staples–flour, sugar, coffee, aspirin, etc–are not available until the next truck comes in? Empty shelves. When it does, the prices have gone up by 10% or more. The govt has slyly eliminated food and gasoline prices from the inflation index, so the numbers don’t look so bad. We are paying abt $4 per gal for milk when it used to be $1.79. No inflation, they tell us….no shortages. Wait until the impact hits us from the California drought. Our land of plenty will have lines forming, too.April 14, 2014 at 6:46 pm #8609
The inflation topic drives me nuts. $5.00 for ground beef and $4.00 for chicken. 12oz bags of coffee instead of 16oz. Toilet paper rolls with giant size tubes so the roll looks like the same size. Limes for $1.00 each. The list is endless, everything is up up andway. (no superman to the rescue thu)April 14, 2014 at 8:04 pm #8621
1974t150v and wildartist, this is the way it works , get more then 50% on food stamps then slowly make food go up in price and control the people by having the people think only about were they will get food for the right price. Now that will be your job everyday. Governments that like control have been doing thing for 100’s of years. This is nothing new, just study some history and you will find many examples.
We all need to prepare so we do not need to be control by food.April 14, 2014 at 8:26 pm #8625
1974 – I just paid $1.98/pound at auction for a couple of more heifers. Translated, about $700-1200 per. I fully expect to be able to make serious cash, by keeping my new friends on grass from now thru late fall and then selling them. BUT, I live in an area that has had some drought yes, but, overall healthy pasture is available during that time. (If not I can irrigate fro my spring fed pond if necessary). I see the basics of the problem is that Americans have n f’ing idea where there food comes from, what it takes to produce it, and how much the government interference impacts their prices, driving it higher.April 14, 2014 at 9:00 pm #8629
Tweva, how many cattle do you own? Do you feed them only grass?April 14, 2014 at 10:56 pm #8648
Did you ever breed your own stock? Sometime I’ll tell you a story about our holstein steer named Swimmer.
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