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    Some heated debates going on in other places about this subject. What are your thoughts?

    TS has HTF, and your brother/sister/best friend/cousin/ (pick your relative) and all their children show up to your house. Empty handed. You'd been warning them for years to prepare, but they never took you seriously.


    What do you do? Please, let's keep it respectful.
    "Be Excellent to Each Other"

  • #2
    My who??? :D My children come first, nobody else matters....
    "Lighthouses are more helpful than churches" Franklin

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    • #3
      Select members of my family would be accepted, but the majority would not due to personal issues from the past few years.
      All that is necessary for the triumph of evil....

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      • #4
        I asked my inlaws if they had a food storage and they said no, so I asked what there going to do if we go into a depression? and they turned a deaf ear.

        So latter my wife asked me what are we going to do with her parents and there poor health? I said what do you think? none of your family is preparing and we cannot feed everyone, so we will be forced to take care of our own children and grandchild
        In my lumpy chair

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Brosia View Post
          Some heated debates going on in other places about this subject. What are your thoughts?

          TS has HTF, and your brother/sister/best friend/cousin/ (pick your relative) and all their children show up to your house. Empty handed. You'd been warning them for years to prepare, but they never took you seriously.


          What do you do? Please, let's keep it respectful.
          Those who aren't on board with the preparations won't know where to find me.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Red View Post
            Those who aren't on board with the preparations won't know where to find me.
            Ditto that.....
            "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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            • #7
              What if there's No Family?

              Well, I've got another scenario for ya...

              Mom died last April due to cancer. She was the last of any close family. So now I'm alone and on my own.

              I've got a great-uncle from my mother's side, but he lives down in SC and he has his adult boys living next door to him. Me and the boys don't get along. I tried, their loss. But me and the grand-uncle are cool. He's seventy-something, so he's, well, you know, short time. I'm pretty sure his boys would take care of him.

              The only one's I would guess that would show up might be friends. Although there aren't many of them these days. So, here you go, what if your best friend shows up? And, I mean a REALLY good friend, a close friend, almost a brother. Or, how about this, a member of your church?

              (FYI, I'm a Christian conservative. If religion is off limits, please let me know, nicely and respectfully, please.)
              If it looks ignernt, but it works, then it ain't ignernt.

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              • #8
                I've been in the situation to bail out my family from situations, which consisted of my brother, father, and step-mother, as well as them bailing me out. They would be welcome.

                I have 2 real friends who would be more than welcome to join, simply because we have all been there for each other throughout the years.

                As for other members of my family, I don't have many left, and we are not very close anyway. My place would be the last place they would think of to go.
                "Reject the basic assumptions of civilization, especially the importance of material possessions." "The things you own end up owning you"-Tyler Durden

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Vicious Ignernt View Post
                  Well, I've got another scenario for ya...

                  Mom died last April due to cancer. She was the last of any close family. So now I'm alone and on my own.

                  I've got a great-uncle from my mother's side, but he lives down in SC and he has his adult boys living next door to him. Me and the boys don't get along. I tried, their loss. But me and the grand-uncle are cool. He's seventy-something, so he's, well, you know, short time. I'm pretty sure his boys would take care of him.

                  The only one's I would guess that would show up might be friends. Although there aren't many of them these days. So, here you go, what if your best friend shows up? And, I mean a REALLY good friend, a close friend, almost a brother. Or, how about this, a member of your church?

                  (FYI, I'm a Christian conservative. If religion is off limits, please let me know, nicely and respectfully, please.)
                  Nothing at all wrong with stating your belief system, Bud....just avoid debate on the subject..;)
                  "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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                  • #10
                    My family is my family, none, even though there are a few that I don't like, would be turned away. If nothing else they can hold a gun and pull a trigger and pull guard duty. We will all live together or die together. Besides, life is a little overrated anyway.
                    bbc
                    Last edited by beebopcop; 02-07-2009, 06:23 PM. Reason: spelling
                    The strongest reason for the people to retain their right to keep and bear arms is as a last resort to protect themselves against tyranny in government." -- Thomas Jefferson

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                    • #11
                      I need to restate my opinion from earlier. I agree with bee bee cop. Several of them just wouldnt come over to my house, those who did show up would be welcome no matter what the circumstances.

                      Now for the second scenario. I have one REALLY good friend. He would be welcome because he is a crackshot, can cook like the devil, and is just an overall handy guy to have around... now his wife on the other hand....... :p lol
                      All that is necessary for the triumph of evil....

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                      • #12
                        One brother is a 4 star rated chef (I am better then him at cooking though) and has hobbies that are all outdoors related. He is, like me, somewhat eccentric, but he would be welcome. Mom and Dad would be welcome. My other brother, he is an on again, off again junkie that cannot hold a job down for more then a few months. He is not welcome. In fact, if I see him coming up the road I am more apt to shoot him because I know the kind of company he keeps. He would not show up alone.

                        Most of the inlaws would be welcome, but probably would not show up empty handed. I have a couple of tight friends that would be welcome, but one has a wife that would have to learn to shut her cake hole real fast or would be tossed out into the sand. None of them would show up empty handed unless there were extreme circumstances.
                        Last edited by Rustyshakelford; 02-08-2009, 12:37 AM.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Big_Saw View Post
                          Nothing at all wrong with stating your belief system, Bud....just avoid debate on the subject..;)
                          Saw, I copy that! You're right, of course, there's no reason to debate it.;)
                          If it looks ignernt, but it works, then it ain't ignernt.

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                          • #14
                            Yeah, mine would be welcome. But they'd have to work.

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                            • #15
                              If you do invite them in, you better plan to store some extra chow! That is why we work on the 'ticket' concept so ONE does not show up empty handed on D-day :)

                              Remember a lifeboat designed to hold 10 people, will sink with 20 onboard.

                              I think of it like the story of Noah. Noah warned his neighbors that one day a flood would come, but they laughed and made fun of him. When the rains came, it wasn't so much fun to make fun of Noah anymore. It was too late as the door was shut... You can preach to your neighbors and family, but unlike Noah, your Ark will not have a shut door and float away 'when the rains come'... It will only make your neighbors remember you got FOOD!!! Remember OPSEC!!!

                              I don't plan on turning away my immediate family and the ones I care about or even helping out my neighbors... but don't come up to my door uninvited and ask for a handout... Workers welcome, lazy folks will starve... nuff said
                              73

                              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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