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by RoneKiln
Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The Coming Civil War
Replies: 504
Views: 28515

Re: The Coming Civil War

I do find it ironic that the Antifa would be against more civil rights and support guns for the police and military only. It's about as hypocritical as it gets. A small point perhaps, but worth mentioning as it has security implications: Do not conflate the far left in general with Antifa. While th...
by RoneKiln
Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Seattle is Dying
Replies: 29
Views: 1244

Re: Seattle is Dying

Simultaneously with having trouble getting people to work is getting upper management to understand how abruptly housing prices have changed even in just the last five years. An experienced person that already owns a home in the area making $X can be making very good middle class wages while someone...
by RoneKiln
Sat Jun 29, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The Coming Civil War
Replies: 504
Views: 28515

Re: The Coming Civil War

While I have a certain disdain for how most social media and streaming services are managing their content, I don't really have better answers myself. I don't think any of them really understood the social forces they were creating and magnifying. We don't have much precedent for this to draw from. ...
by RoneKiln
Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The Coming Civil War
Replies: 504
Views: 28515

Re: The Coming Civil War

Back to the original post, yes I think violence is possible, and I think we've already seen some. I think that with the addition of current internet platforms, some conflict will be by more than extremists. I think fairly normal people can have a bad day and extremist moments. Tired and stressed peo...
by RoneKiln
Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The Coming Civil War
Replies: 504
Views: 28515

Re: The Coming Civil War

NT2C, I suspect we would agree more than disagree if we had a chance to discuss the world's problems over a drink. I think you're right that there are deep cultural divides in the US between different "tribes" that are more than just language. I still believe it's worth trying to understand those di...
by RoneKiln
Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Seattle is Dying
Replies: 29
Views: 1244

Re: Seattle is Dying

Me too Boskone. But in the case of Seattle, a lot of them are being intentionally imported thanks to Amazon. In fact, for a while there were such extreme labor shortages here that I knew of coffee shops recruiting experienced barristas from Portland and paying for them to relocate. Trying to hire pe...
by RoneKiln
Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The Coming Civil War
Replies: 504
Views: 28515

Re: The Coming Civil War

There is a huge benefit in learning the language of "the other side." I grew up blue collar / redneck, and then spent the first 14 years of my adult life living next door to a liberal university and heavily involved in social activities dominated by the kids from that university. Most political argu...
by RoneKiln
Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Seattle is Dying
Replies: 29
Views: 1244

Re: Seattle is Dying

I agree there are serious problems with how much is being run, but a more meaningful response would stray into politics. Seattle used to feel like home to me. It no longer does. I liked the periods I lived there. I wouldn't want to live there now. That's not from fear of crime though. There are othe...
by RoneKiln
Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Seattle is Dying
Replies: 29
Views: 1244

Re: Seattle is Dying

Out of curiosity I checked Seattle vs Tacoma. Tacoma still has nearly 25% higher violent crime rate than Seattle.
by RoneKiln
Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Seattle is Dying
Replies: 29
Views: 1244

Re: Seattle is Dying

My tablet is not letting me copy URLs right now for some reason (I don't have "normal" internet), but I took a moment to look up the most recent crime rates. While we still have a small uptick in this region, property crime is half what it was in my youth and violent crime is one third (according to...
by RoneKiln
Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Seattle is Dying
Replies: 29
Views: 1244

Re: Seattle is Dying

I'm a little north of Seattle. We've had homeless immigrating to my area for at least 2 decades. I used to work with them a lot as a volunteer. Very few I met were "from here." Most hitch hiked here cause they heard our region was easy to freeload in. A few claimed to have been bussed in, but the ta...
by RoneKiln
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Exterior Door Security
Replies: 19
Views: 2632

Re: Exterior Door Security

Even in an apartment you can replace all the hinge screws with 3 inch heavy construction screws and add a cheap but extremely tough security plate for the deadbolt to anchor into. That way everything ties into the studs and not just the door frame. My door has a glass window in it, so I got a deadbo...
by RoneKiln
Tue May 28, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Lost Hiker in Hawaii Found, Search Continues for Common Sense
Replies: 26
Views: 1206

Re: Lost Hiker in Hawaii Found, Search Continues for Common Sense

I suspect if I vanished in a Hawaiian forest, everybody would assume it was intentional for at least the first month. Nobody would come looking till about day 30. And then it would be cause they were worried I'd forgotten to pay the mortgage.
by RoneKiln
Tue May 28, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: an Australian How to guide to prepping...thoughts?
Replies: 8
Views: 449

Re: an Australian How to guide to prepping...thoughts?

If you have a New Zealand subsection, remember to reference importing an American from the internet to help them out. :awesome:
by RoneKiln
Sun May 26, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: If you took strangers in your home,what'd be your 3 rules?
Replies: 54
Views: 7970

Re: If you took strangers in your home,what'd be your 3 rules?

I would probably use the three rules that our principal had at my first teaching gig: 1) Take care of yourself 2) Take care of each other 3) Take care of this place This is extremely similar to how I have run near every work crew I've ever led. The only difference was rule three. 3) Everything that...
by RoneKiln
Sun May 26, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: If you had to, how would you?
Replies: 31
Views: 5077

Re: If you had to, how would you?

At the moment, my finances are being hoarded away for rebuilding my home. Once that is dealt with, armor moves back up the list of my concerns, and I will go commercial. I want something more lightweight and concealable that I am more likely to wear when needed. It may not give as much protection, b...
by RoneKiln
Sun May 26, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What to do with all the re-deaded dead?
Replies: 5
Views: 392

Re: What to do with all the re-deaded dead?

I'm sure the zombie virus will be a prion virus, so composting won't kill it. We'll all end up turning our gardens into zombie causing contaminated vegetables and fruit trees. Though if zombies never come, I like the idea of being composted and used to grow fruit or nut trees. I can imagine archeolo...
by RoneKiln
Sat May 25, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: Rim of the Earth
Replies: 3
Views: 412

Re: Rim of the Earth

A poor tween adventure flick that I had fun watching. I wouldn't argue it was "good," but it's good if you're in the mood for light hearted tropes, goofiness, and kids overcoming fears and family issues to save the world. Best viewed with popcorn and a bottle of whiskey while you're in a good mood. ...
by RoneKiln
Sat May 25, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Jobs
Replies: 931
Views: 50815

Re: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Jobs

The more time goes by, the less I become opposed to developimg EMP weaponry.
by RoneKiln
Sat May 25, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: In home cash reserve
Replies: 14
Views: 706

Re: In home cash reserve

My emergency cash reserve has repeatedly empowered me to snag good deals I find on Craigslist on the weekend when the bank is closed. That has paid off more than interest from any bank account or mutual fund. The vast bulk of my savings is in investment accounts. A decent amount is in a traditional ...
by RoneKiln
Sat May 25, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: The Dark City
Replies: 2
Views: 634

Re: The Dark City

That was worth watching. Still not sure what I think of it though. They did a lot for what is obviously a low budget.
by RoneKiln
Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: At Work/Things Go Bad (Bangkok Edition) - Version 1
Replies: 8
Views: 962

Re: At Work/Things Go Bad (Bangkok Edition) - Version 1

My family is not weak. They'll be fine without me for a few days or longer as needed. I keep some food in my office without these type of risks. If this was a more legit concern in my area and living situation, I would keep a small kit for sheltering in place at work that had more food, change of cl...
by RoneKiln
Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Iranian currency in free fall
Replies: 7
Views: 767

Re: Iranian currency in free fall

American oil production is going full bore. While we could technically pump more, we have a bottleneck in transportation at the moment. It will take several years to finish up the pipelines needed. Alaska is the only real exception. But some of their policies and taxes have been in flux the last few...
by RoneKiln
Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Revisiting the "Big One"
Replies: 11
Views: 776

Re: Revisiting the "Big One"

A related concern I've struggled with for the past few years: My family owns a homestead on the Olympic Peninsula, WA, which includes a number of structures, some relatively new, some nearly 100 years old. All of them are still in occasional use, and the older ones certainly have sentimental value ...

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