Be Prepared !

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    My sister just e-mailed this to me, thought it had a lot of great survival points.

    School of Hard Knocks
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    >If people haven't been learning the lessons from Katrina that they
    >absolutely need to learn, then they haven't been paying attention.

    > 1. On Friday evening the National Weather Service predicted the
    >path of the storm heading towards New Orleans. By Saturday morning, it
    >was clear that the storm was growing in strength and it was suggested
    >that people begin evacuating.

    > 2. By Saturday afternoon it was clear that Katrina was growing in
    >strength. The Mayor of New Orleans appeared on TV weepy and sad,
    >expressing concern about what could happen in New Orleans.

    > 3. Sunday morning it was obvious that the storm would hit as a
    >Category 4 or 5.

    > 4. On Sunday the Governor of Louisiana was crying and worried
    >about the state and asked the rest of us to pray for Louisiana.

    > 5. Sunday at 2:00 pm a mandatory evacuation was ordered.
    >Now let's look at what has happened so far and what we know after the fact:

    > 1. 10% of New Orleans was below the poverty level. It would have
    >been obvious (and was obvious) that these people had no means to leave
    >the city themselves
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    > 2. Not a single hospital, faced with mandatory evacuation orders,
    >was moved. We've not heard of a SINGLE airlift of patients out of
    >hospitals in the direct path of the storm, moved to areas outside of the
    >impact zone.

    > 3. Not a single school, public, or charter bus left the city
    >carrying people unable to find the means of leaving on their own.

    > 4. There are hundreds of buses and cars under water in New Orleans
    >and elsewhere in the regions.
    >What should happen now:

    > 1. The Mayor of New Orleans should be brought up on criminal
    >negligence charges.

    > 2. The people should understand that you NEVER elect a sympathetic
    >social worker type to public office. If an individual hasn't served in
    >the military or in an equivalent capacity of managing huge
    >infrastructures and people, they have no business running a government.

    > 3. The Governor of Louisiana should be brought up on criminal
    >negligence charges--she did not call up the National Guard, order a
    >single evacuation plan, or organize shelters until AFTER the disaster
    >hit. She, a babbling idiot, should spend the rest of her days behind
    >bars, watching the death and destruction on a continuous loop in her
    >jail cell.

    >What people should have learned by now:

    > When the government says "leave" you LEAVE! You have ready: 3 days
    >of water and food, a "grab and go" bag that contains clothing,
    >toiletries, and cash to get you where you will be safe. If it takes you
    >more than 15 minutes to evacuate, you're doing it wrong and are not
    >sufficiently prepared. If you have more time, you should be able to
    >evacuate with three weeks of supplies.
    > Every person in your family over the age of about 12 should be
    >trained in the use of firearms. If you live in an area that doesn't
    >allow you to own firearms, MOVE. You should have in your possession a
    >weapon for every member of the family. That includes arming your 12
    >year old daughter. Because SHE may become separated from you and will
    >need the means of defending herself.
    > You must have an evacuation plan. Discuss with family every
    >possible need to evacuate--what conditions might require you to leave.
    >Plan the routes, what you'll take, a location to meet up if you are
    >separated, etc. etc. Do not leave your neighborhood with an empty seat
    >in your car or truck. Make sure you have filled that seat with one of
    >your neighbors.
    >Be prepared to take care of yourself for AT LEAST 3 days.
    >
    >Expect civil unrest and looting. If you value your property more than
    >the lives of your family, YOU WILL DIE. I repeat: IF YOU VALUE YOUR
    >PROPERTY AND POSSESSIONS MORE THAN YOUR LIFE OR THE LIFE OF YOUR LOVED
    >ONES, YOU WILL DIE.
    >
    >The Federal Government is not going to be able to help you. As with ALL
    >law enforcement matters and catastrophes, they only come for the clean
    >up. They are not going to help you until AFTER the catastrophe has
    >occurred.
    >
    >If I hear one more person making a statement that begins with "The
    >President of the United States should..." I am going to punch him in the
    >nose, kick him in the balls, or knock them over the head with a mallet.
    >This is NOT a Federal matter. There is no way that anyone is capable of
    >doing anything for AT LEAST three days, more likely three weeks.
    >
    >The Federal Government is not the authority in charge here. The STATE
    >and LOCAL governments are in charge. If the people you've been electing
    >to PROTECT AND SERVE you in your local and state are bureaucrats with no
    >leadership, management, or disaster experience, knowing how to do
    >nothing more than write welfare checks, you are seriously screwed. MOVE.
    >
    >Looters or anyone stepping outside of civilized behavior should be shot
    >on site--no malice, no concern. You're eradicating pests. Society will
    >be better off without them and the neighborhoods and decent people of
    >the world safer. If a law enforcement official attempts to disarm you
    >while
    >you are shooting looters, shoot the police officer. He's not your
    >friend or your ally. It doesn't matter that the looter is only stealing
    >food or clothing. What matters, is that they've cut in front of the
    >line. You know the expression "women and children first"? That's what
    >civilized
    >society does in a catastrophe. Civilized people, without prodding and
    >babysitting from government, form distribution networks to equitably
    >distribute food and clothing from the remaining supplies. Civilized
    >human beings DO NOT loot. SHOOT THEM.
    >
    >You have only one ally in such a disaster: YOU. You are responsible
    >for the health and safety of your family. The looters and thugs of the
    >world WILL crawl from the cracks of society and will prey on you and
    >your neighbors. This has happened in EVERY SINGLE catastrophe. If you
    >are not prepared for this, YOU WILL DIE.
    >
    >Not a single event of this catastrophe is a surprise, with the exception
    >of the extent of the incompetence of the local leadership.
    >.
     
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    F*** Yeah!
     
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    Regarding providing your family members with guns, remember the children who were raped in the 'Dome and the women found in the restrooms with their throats slit. When this happened to them, I'll bet they wished they had a way to defend themselves.

    As the title of this post says "Be prepared" - in every imaginable way.
     

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