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Old 07-08-2009, 10:23 PM
 
Location: lala land
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HillBilly -

I'm curious to know what your contingency plans would be in that scenario.

And forgive me for assuming that it was easy to get into Mexico. I've only been there to drink cheap beer, and buy hand made jewlery. I'm sure if I was trying to smuggle someone in, or if I wandered off into the desert in the middle of some drug deal, I would have run into trouble.
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Old 07-09-2009, 06:34 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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I never thought Libertarians could be so funny. I thought they were too busy being angry at Mexicans and having Tea Parties! Thanks for proving me wrong!

I think we both know we will never agree on anything, let alone why California is in this big mess. This discussion could go on for ages. You would still be ranting, and I would still be scratching my head trying to figure out what you had just said .

That being said, I think this whole crash was inevitable. I don't buy into the whole partisan propaganda, and I certainly don't buy into blaming any racial group. I think that for the most part, people are still in the dark about how bad the situation really is and they are trying to feel their way around. They are experiencing a mix of fear, denial, and paranoia.

To be honest, I don't know at what stage of decline we are in, but it is obvious we are somewhere on that downward slope. I think in general, it is wise to prepare for the worst. That way if the worst happens, you're prepared. And if it doesn't, then no loss. Much better to over prepare than be caught unaware. Think Hurricane Katrina.

Your turn.
Read the front page of the Union Trib and see the numbers. CA has 12 percent of the welfare recipients Nationwide and 30 percent of the budget bleeders in the State. Keep scratching but if you aren't bald from it you may be before we get a budget.
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Old 07-09-2009, 10:40 AM
 
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They take all jobs, not just working in the fields. They take cashier jobs, truck driving jobs, and practically every job at stores and retail and restaurants. These are jobs that Americans would want. To tell you the truth, most public places I go into and I look at the workers the place may as well be in Mexico, literally you cannot tell the difference.
Oh yes, and if they did become legal they would then not be able to get the jobs we should have ! ill legals have sucked the life out of ca.
They dishonor themselfs by living like dogs packed in 12 to a home, they
should stay in the country they love and fix mexico, honduras, and all those latin american hell holes, instead of coming here for the handouts and jobs we need. when they show some self respect for life of themselfs and others them the mess will stop. Split ca and let them live in the trash, gangs, low paying jobs that they have created. just like mexico that they love so.
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Old 07-09-2009, 03:01 PM
 
Location: In them thar hills
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HillBilly -

I'm curious to know what your contingency plans would be in that scenario.

And forgive me for assuming that it was easy to get into Mexico. I've only been there to drink cheap beer, and buy hand made jewlery. I'm sure if I was trying to smuggle someone in, or if I wandered off into the desert in the middle of some drug deal, I would have run into trouble.
For starters, we have substantial stores of essential food ingredients and other household items. Sort of like an expanded version of what the Red Cross recommends for natural disasters. We have tools for doing self repair, for growing food, and for hunting game. We have open pollinated seeds (so we can harvest our own seed for the following planting). We have enough firewood to last for a couple of years and can easily get more. We have a system for collecting rain water. Beyond all this, we are located in a place where we could, within 5 minutes, grab our bugout supplies and slip into the woods, on trails leading to a series of wilderness corridors with minimal crossings of main roads which eventually would allow us to leave the coastal area for places such as the Southern Coast Ranges and ultimately, from there, the Transverse Ranges, the Sierra, the Great Basin and Mojave. We know where we can gain access to pack animals and horses, this is a 5 minute drive and a 15 minute hike.

So, in summary, my moniker is only partially tongue in cheek, I really am a bit of a hillbilly, in the traditional sense of the word.
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