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    Anyone have any plans for avoiding Civil Unrest aka riots?
    The road to serfdom is paved with free electric golf carts.

  • #2
    Originally posted by kenno View Post
    Anyone have any plans for avoiding Civil Unrest aka riots?

    Get the hell away from people. You do not see many riots or looting in the middle of the deserts of West Texas.

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    • #3
      Stay Alive!!!!:p

      http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120021/
      I recently watched Riot about the riots after the Rodney King verdict. It merges the story of asian, hispanic, white and black races. From what I gathered even if you were black and had anything of value you were a target by your own folks... Was a great 'what if' piece!

      Of course the way firearm's were portrayed was that they were ineffective and dangerous to the users. I didn't watch it for anti-gun message, just to understand the motivators of the rioters...

      I am with RS and bug out, stay away from people and limit your exposure to them...
      Last edited by Zombie Axe; 11-01-2008, 08:00 AM.
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      later,
      ZA

      Someday someone may kill you with your own gun, but they should have to
      beat you to death with it because it is empty.

      The faster you finish the fight, the less shot you will get.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by kenno View Post
        Anyone have any plans for avoiding Civil Unrest aka riots?
        Well if there were a riot here it would just be me, but not for long. My wife would put me out of her misery real quick. She's a darn good shot! LOL
        We have never liked crowds, can't get home quick enough when we go shopping.
        Most of the time we go 3 or 4 weeks without seeing another person. And that makes life for us just right.
        Mike

        "Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow the fields of those who don't."-Thomas Jefferson

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Red Diamond Ranch View Post
          Well if there were a riot here it would just be me, but not for long. My wife would put me out of her misery real quick. She's a darn good shot! LOL
          We have never liked crowds, can't get home quick enough when we go shopping.
          Most of the time we go 3 or 4 weeks without seeing another person. And that makes life for us just right.
          My dream life. Avoiding people. The more people I meet, the more I really like my dog.

          I have been thinking a lot about civil unrest lately. With oil prices falling, we are starting to see some folks here in this are becoming unemployed. Generally, oil towns, do not attract what one would consider pillars of the community. I have heard rumours about what this place was like during the bust in the 80's. High crime and murder rates, and rampant drug use. These are the kind of folks I do not want walking down my street during a riot.

          In the event it happens here, I am heading on an extra long desert excursion.

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          • #6
            definitely try to stay out of it! Bunker down at home. I can't really see any rioting happening on my block, I would imagine it would be more towards town, which is a few blocks away.
            Keep my guard up, the kids in the house, the dog on active duty. I guess if I had to, I could rip apart the kids' skateboard half-pipe and use the wood to board up the windows, we really don't keep plywood or anything like that around the property.

            And I really, really would want to have a gun!
            "Be Excellent to Each Other"

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            • #7
              I'm rural, so I don't plan on seeing a riot at my home, but if I were somewhere and a riot broke out, I would look for two immediate options:

              *Find an concealed position from which to observe until escape could be possible.

              *Blend in w/the crowd as best possible until an opportunity was available for egress.

              If they did make it to my neighborhood, god bless 'em all. Most of my neighbors are armed and extremely vigilant when it comes to trespassers. Anyone wishing to vandalize our properties, en masse, would most likely wind up DRT.
              "I Have Sworn Upon the Altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man." -Thomas Jefferson

              "When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves, in the course of time, a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it." -Frederic Bastiat

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              • #8
                My neighborhood seems pretty secure unless people hadn't eaten for a few days, then the only safe place is where there aren't any people, as pointed out.

                What concerns me the most is an apartment complex about 1/4 mile from my house, things can get a little rowdy there on a Fri. or Sat. night when the world is wonderful.
                I could see some of these people spilling out into the surrounding neighborhoods after they trashed there own complex in a SHTF situation.

                I live at the end of a culdesack with fences behind me, so most likely any trouble would be funneled straight down our street, which I could plainly see.

                A cop lives at the first house and always leaves his patrol car visible when he is home, I guess he might be out doing riot control if things got bad...
                or he might just say, screw it, and come home to protect his family.

                An ex Marine lives two houses away that has arms as big as my head,
                and I know he is packin, and does have a concealed carry permit.

                So we aren't totally sitting ducks, but it would take some organizing to make it more secure.

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                • #9
                  All these scenarios could very well happen. Just look at Katrina which took a toll at people with total devastation. Of course those people were told to get the hell out in the first place. With that in mind, one must think of the worst at the worst- ie raping as they did to their own people inside seeking shelter at the arena, shooting at the rescue helicopters, murdering, pillaging. Let me tell you-I tell my family when things are good, they are good, even the worst news people dont really say much. But as an event like Katrina. WATCH OUT only survivalists will succeed and it could happen. Its starting now with losing jobs and as a country there are no other variables that any analysts could think of what a castrophic mix things could end up at. Better get a worst case plan together.
                  Who's running Treadstone now?

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                  • #10
                    With the economy the way it is it is very possible for a riot to break out. A person trying to feed themselves and there family could become a very dangerous situation, rural area or not.
                    Hopefully I will be home with access to my guns and plan an escape at about 2:00 to 3:00 am when the crowd should be dieing down.
                    If I dont have access to my guns, I would have to seek expedient methods to defend myself.
                    In my lumpy chair

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                    • #11
                      I'm the only riot I've ever seen up here! Bears and coyotes are more trouble than people....so far. I have always loved my solitude but never thot it might help me survive. If Dad was alive, I'd thank him for getting me into Scouting!
                      JUST CURIOUS? PRUNES ARE DEHYDRATED PLUMS. SO WHERE DOES PRUNE JUICE COME FROM?

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                      • #12
                        A few months back, I read an article that stated 7-9 states would run out of unemployment money within 6 months, Cali being one of them. The Govt. said everyone would get their money thru the holidays. Well, time is almost up. Holidays are over. What happens when folks stop getting their checks??? Be ready. Get out of the cities. Hell is going to break loose soon, very soon.
                        "Lighthouses are more helpful than churches" Franklin

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by voodoo View Post
                          A few months back, I read an article that stated 7-9 states would run out of unemployment money within 6 months, Cali being one of them. The Govt. said everyone would get their money thru the holidays. Well, time is almost up. Holidays are over. What happens when folks stop getting their checks??? Be ready. Get out of the cities. Hell is going to break loose soon, very soon.

                          I doubt it. Remember, the chronically unemployed are generally lazy and not motivated. You think the welfare cows will get their fat, Oprah watching, Bonn Bonn eating butts off the couch long enough to riot? I doubt it.
                          Last edited by Rustyshakelford; 01-04-2009, 07:52 AM.

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                          • #14
                            Load up an undesirable neighbor with a little food and water and send them out for bait. As they all run one way, you run the other:D
                            In my lumpy chair

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by oly View Post
                              Load up an undesirable neighbor with a little food and water and send them out for bait. As they all run one way, you run the other:D

                              Kind of like tying a pork chop to the village idiot when the wolves attack?

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