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Old 06-06-2014, 08:21 PM
 
Location: SW Florida
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Once again, if we could please be respectful of others and keep on topic. This thread is in the Florida forum because it is about Floridians.

And if you don't enjoy the joke, as several people obviously do, then please refrain from posting to a thread that was meant to be light-hearted. You are dragging people down, and wasting your own beautiful Florida day! Try not to take yourself so seriously! Life is too short not to laugh as often at you can, even at the stuff that is messed up.

And as I've said a billion times, I love living in FL, so stop defending a few people who have crazy arsenals, and cease taking it personally. If you're not currently preparing for the Zombie Apocalypse, I'm obviously not talking about you!
So now it's all a joke, eh? Reading the comments here it's not clear to me who's enjoying your attempt at humor here ( keep your day job) except maybe the guy who's posting pics of his bunker and ammo, and possible the couple of FL-naysayers who haunt these threads about Florida... whatever....

But just to point out a few facts, after which I'm done with this thread, and you, as well.

1) Responses to your comments that you don't like or agree with does not necessarily mean that the responder is taking the comment personally. The responder may be refuting an inaccuracy in the comment, voicing his/her own opinion in the matter.

2) Disagreeing with another's comments does not constitute disrespect for others. I saw no comments in this thread in which one poster made personal or ad hominem attacks on others.

3) A post is not "off topic" when it mentions other states to refute your stated argument that "survivalist" fanatics are concentrated in Florida but not so much in other states. Your claim that it is is your attempt to minimize any dissension towards your premise about the "Florida Apocalypse".

Your thread here, and your sorry reaction to dissenting responses ( you called them "defensive", and the folks who posted them "obsessed with survivalism",) remind me of the middle school kid out to poke fun at the schoolmate who's wearing WalMart brand sneakers in the wrong color. When the taunts don't get you the reaction you'd hoped for, you retreat into that old standby, "hey, it was just a JOKE, can't you take a JOKE? So it's all funny, except, of course, for that offhand tongue-in cheek comment another poster made about the reliance of NYer's on government. That, you dumped all over...... apparently offended beyond measure.

So you create and try your best to control as many threads as you can get away with, if that is what floats your boat. As I said before, I regarded your previous posts as well written and informative, and enjoyed reading them. But if the posts in this thread are what your contributions have become, I won't be reading or responding to them anymore.
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Old 06-06-2014, 09:00 PM
 
Location: Native Floridian, USA
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I agree with the post on survivalism in Florida being not a good place to be in the event of a national emergency. My deceased brother, was a 25 yr military retiree, who traveled the world on a diplomatic passport, inspecting and checking calibrations at the various missile sites around Europe and Africa. he always said that in the event of a major strike against the US, Florida would be sealed off at the northern borders because there was too much coastline to try and defend. So, no, should it happen, I suspect a lot of people would be own their own.
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Old 06-06-2014, 09:34 PM
 
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Ummm... I'm not even sure if you're joking or not now!
I'm not. People like you will be my fist-puppet if anything serious ever goes down.
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Old 06-06-2014, 09:41 PM
 
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Lots of scared people on this thread.
What's to be scared of? I showed my buddy (a local cop) my collection of heavy weapons & ammo. He said "Damn, dude...if I'm ever pinned down, I'm calling YOU, the hell with SWAT".

I'm scared of nothing.
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Old 06-06-2014, 09:46 PM
 
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Geez!!!

All I'll need is one bullet. I don't want to live in a world you're preparing for.
Just lay low until the smoke clears.
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Old 06-07-2014, 08:27 AM
 
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Florida is also filled with gated communities. That is all.
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Old 06-07-2014, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Spring Hill Florida
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I don't see a lot of what the OP is talking about, no offense, but seems a little over the top to me. Home invasions do happen here from time to time.

With that said, a person's subjective reality is their subjective reality. If it's that bad for the OP, then perhaps another location would be in order.
I think so. Perhaps FL isnt the right place for the OP. Silly to be concerned about people who are concerned about their well being regardless of the situation and not to be more concerned about ones self.
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Old 06-07-2014, 09:25 AM
 
Location: Spring Hill Florida
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speaking of taking advantage of others when the chips are down.... Yesterday I caught an article where in a women and her children were in a auto accident. She was dead. Her kids were injured in the back seat. Person of persons went and took the groceries that were in the car. How low can we go?


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Yup, that self-sufficiency and preparation goes a very long way towards being ready for the next hurricane or whatever comes our way.
And preparation for the aftermath of those disasters, which have a tendency to bring out both the best and the worst of human nature, not to mention disaster areas being magnets to lowlives out to take advantage of others when they're down, for their own gain.

We had our van stolen two weeks after hurricane Andrew- from the apartment we were living in close to downtown, found it stripped and everything in it missing, a few hours in Liberty City....

Had our house, severely damaged by Andrew so it couldn't be secured, systematically looted and anything we couldn't take with us or couldn't put in storage stolen on the days we couldn't be there. This went on for a little over a year. Regarding the storage, there wasn't any close by, and we couldn't locate any till the contractor found a place in Jupiter, approximately 3 months after the storm.


We had a number of windows on our almost rebuilt house broken, the house broken into and the inside vandalized- graffiti on the newly painted walls and on our new kitchen cabinets. After everything else, I really did want to sit in the house in the dark with a shotgun and pop off the lowlives who were likely to come back and do some more damage.

Those were just the highlights, and we weren't the only folks to which this kind of stuff happened. But it does tend to put the kaboshe, IMO on the mentality that one just ought to enjoy life and never worry that life will be anything but idyllic in sunny Florida....
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Old 06-07-2014, 10:30 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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I agree with the post on survivalism in Florida being not a good place to be in the event of a national emergency. My deceased brother, was a 25 yr military retiree, who traveled the world on a diplomatic passport, inspecting and checking calibrations at the various missile sites around Europe and Africa. he always said that in the event of a major strike against the US, Florida would be sealed off at the northern borders because there was too much coastline to try and defend. So, no, should it happen, I suspect a lot of people would be own their own.
I think that's probably true......
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Old 06-07-2014, 10:31 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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What's to be scared of? I showed my buddy (a local cop) my collection of heavy weapons & ammo. He said "Damn, dude...if I'm ever pinned down, I'm calling YOU, the hell with SWAT".

I'm scared of nothing.

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