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Monday, May 31, 2010

Preparedness 101 - #8 - "NOT your 1930's depression"

"My concern is that this isn't 1930. People aren't interested in trading work for food. They aren't interested in trading one commodity for another. The people of the 2000's are interested in being given something for nothing. In 1930, a down-on-his-luck fella from the city would have knocked on their door looking to exchange a little fencing for a bowl of soup. In 2010, the punks knocking on their door won't be interested in either their fences or their bowl of soup. They will want it all... We have a nation full of angry, indolent people just looking for a reason kill and destroy."

Here's a serious post by a friend on the subject of preparing to deal with unwelcome visitors during hard times. It's well worth reading.

12 comments:

  1. Holy crap! Ain't that the truth! It will be the Haves vs. the Have Nots and it won't be pretty.

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  2. went over to read "living the dream" blog. thought it was very good and to the point...i think one major reason we have so many angry, indolent people today is because they have been given so much and somewhere in the giving and taking they have forgotten (or never learned) to take care of themselves and their own and why learn to if you don't have to...good intentions have paved the road to hell my mother used to say. looks like the government has a really serious problem..how to take back their good intentions that have soured and turned a population into a bitter, selfish, irresponsible, immoral, and lazy people. caryn from n.e. mississippi

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  3. Enjoyed "Enola"'s post. noticed something's missing from earlier...I understand why, but I think good points were made there, too. Perhaps the issue could be addressed in a future post, either here or there?

    Robin in Ca

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  4. Also, if you're not familiar with it yet, there's a great book by Bob Schultz called Created For Work.
    http://www.amazon.com/Created-Work-Practical-Insights-Young/dp/1883934117
    It's marketed for boys, but really fabulous for anyone.

    Robin in Ca

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  5. Save the Canning JarsJune 1, 2010 at 4:58 AM

    Today on World Net Daily there is an article about how states can't pay unemployment, so they are going to the Feds for help, who are going to China for loans to pay our unemployment. And we wonder why we are sliding into bankruptcy? http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=160645

    Or how about this headline:
    U.S. debt soars to 90% of GDP
    Expert: 'Nation can't borrow its way out of this'
    http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=160649

    Radical change is upon us. God is about to allow for some major restructuring and money will not be number one anymore.

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  6. Patrice,
    For the future, you can buy your navy seed beans from the Vermont Bean Seed Comapny. I am trying my hand at them this year to see how I do. Go take a look at their catalog, it's great.

    Debbie Brown

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  7. Ooh, thanks Debbie! I checked out the Vermont Bean Seed Company and will probably be ordering some stuff from them.

    - Patrice

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  8. Patrice,
    You might also want to check out www.seedsofchange.com All of their seeds are organic, many are heirloom and hard to find.

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  9. Thanks, Tanya! Neat company.

    - Patrice

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  10. Patrice,

    The link to serious post (http://livintheoffgriddream.blogspot.com/2010/05/not-your-1930s-depression.html) no longer works. Could this (http://www.paratusfamiliablog.com/2010/06/not-your-1930s-depression.html) be the blog to which you are referring?

    BTW - you do a great job on everything you publish.

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  11. Anon 7:40, thank you for pointing that out. Yes, you found the right link, and I've gone in and corrected it.

    - Patrice

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  12. I know how the two blogs are associated. We eat lots of beans and stink the raiding gangs away. Kidding. lol

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