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NavyVet_77

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Months ago we discussed this. I had approached my family which was generally receptive.

I THOUGHT i had even managed to wake my wealthy sheeple brother. But just recently discovered I achieved nothing with him.

 

Just the other day, due to recent developments in the news and things we discuss here, I issued a broad-spectrum warning to my immediate family. Telling them to basically stock shelves and brace for impact.

 

My wealthy Extreme-RightWinger brother fails to see any problem at all saying my worries and claims are "... WAY OFF BASE". I too consider myself a Republican, but our perspective are SOOO different neither of us will ever concede to the opinions of the other.

 

He says im contradicting myself by Leveraging Assets while still investing in individual stocks.

My stock investments are less than 10% of my total assets. Why cant I be cautious and still make a lil extra money on the side?

 

FOr any of you whos eyes just glaze over when we start talkin Politics I'll say it differently.

Most of us here I think are Star Wars fans so I'll put it like this:

Im a Jedi, he is Sith. I do not think in absolutes. There is always grey. THe world is not Black or WHite. In the words of Obi-Wan "Only a Sith deals in Absolutes"

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Hmmmm, I think you're implying to the same thing as Jeff Foxworthy only he put it in

a rednecks perspective!!!!

 

If you ever wondered which side of the fence you sit on, this is a great test!

 

If a Republican doesn't like guns, he doesn't buy one.

If a Democrat doesn't like guns, he wants all guns outlawed.

 

If a Republican is a vegetarian, he doesn't eat meat.

If a Democrat is a vegetarian, he wants all meat products banned for everyone.

 

If a Republican is homosexual, he quietly leads his life.

If a Democrat is homosexual, he demands legislated respect.

 

If a Republican is down-and-out, he thinks about how to better his situation.

A Democrat wonders who is going to take care of him.

 

If a Republican doesn't like a talk show host, he switches channels.

Democrats demand that those they don't like be shut down.

 

If a Republican is a non-believer, he doesn't go to church.

A Democrat non-believer wants any mention of God and religion silenced.

 

If a Republican decides he needs health care, he goes about shopping for it, or may choose a job that provides it.

A Democrat demands that the rest of us pay for his.

 

If a Republican reads this, he'll send it so his friends can have a good laugh.

A Democrat will delete it because he's "offended".

 

 

dr

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Hmmmm, I think you're implying to the same thing as Jeff Foxworthy only he put it in

a rednecks perspective!!!!

 

If you ever wondered which side of the fence you sit on, this is a great test!

 

If a Republican doesn't like guns, he doesn't buy one.

If a Democrat doesn't like guns, he wants all guns outlawed.

 

If a Republican is a vegetarian, he doesn't eat meat.

If a Democrat is a vegetarian, he wants all meat products banned for everyone.

 

If a Republican is homosexual, he quietly leads his life.

If a Democrat is homosexual, he demands legislated respect.

 

If a Republican is down-and-out, he thinks about how to better his situation.

A Democrat wonders who is going to take care of him.

 

If a Republican doesn't like a talk show host, he switches channels.

Democrats demand that those they don't like be shut down.

 

If a Republican is a non-believer, he doesn't go to church.

A Democrat non-believer wants any mention of God and religion silenced.

 

If a Republican decides he needs health care, he goes about shopping for it, or may choose a job that provides it.

A Democrat demands that the rest of us pay for his.

 

If a Republican reads this, he'll send it so his friends can have a good laugh.

A Democrat will delete it because he's "offended".

 

 

dr

Well put! I guess I'm a Republican, go figure..

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I have found that trying to convince the whole family isn't practical. However if you manage to get threw to the most respected member of your family it tends to at least get the rest to respect the idea of prepping, and thats the hardest half of the battle.

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My family thinks I'm nuts, but most of them have some knowledge and skills that could come in handy if it hits the fan. Most people can adapt to tough times, because thats the only acceptable option, in my opinion. I will continue to do my best to prepare, and if times get tough, I will help my family and friends, as long as they do what they can to help themselves.

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My family thinks I'm nuts, but most of them have some knowledge and skills that could come in handy if it hits the fan. Most people can adapt to tough times, because thats the only acceptable option, in my opinion. I will continue to do my best to prepare, and if times get tough, I will help my family and friends, as long as they do what they can to help themselves.

 

most people can adapt and cope in the short term. But if anything is dragged out, this is where true preppers have the advantage of being somewhat mentally preppared.

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I dont have too many extended family that I talk to. Ive tried talking to my brother but he thinks Im crazy. Its hard enough to get my wife to accept anything more then a short term emergency. I keep trying to convince but also try to prep with others in mind

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