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    Congressman Bartlett: “Every Citizen Should Develop an Individual Emergency Plan to Prepare for the Absence of Government Assistance for Extended Periods”

    In the documentary Urban Danger, Maryland’s Congressional Representative Roscoe Bartlett warned those who can to move their families out of major cities.

    Outspoken in his belief that each individual American should prepare for a crisis where the government would be unable to provide for the basic needs of the national population, Bartlett has himself created a hideaway deep in the West Virginia forest. His cabin runs on independent power, he has put away food and canning equipment, stockpiled supplies for the long-term, and is ready for a worst-case scenario should it ever come to pass.

    “We don’t really think of those today, because it’s so convenient to go to the supermarket,” he cautions. “But you know, you’re planning because the supermarket may not always be there.”

    The electrical grid could fail tomorrow, he frequently warns. Food would disappear from the shelves. Water would no longer flow from the pipes. Money might become worthless. People could turn on each other, and millions would die.

    Bartlett’s biggest concern, the vulnerability of our national power grid, is justified through extensive research by private organizations and the US government alike. A 2010 report by the Center for Security Policy estimated that 9 out of 10 Americans would die within one year should a catastrophic emergency take down the national power grid and restrict access to key just-in-time delivery systems like food, gas and utilities.

    Sitting down with officials and experts at a conference in Washington D.C., Bartlett has been working to pass legislation that would promote individual preparedness on a national level.

    Bartlett recently sat around a Capitol Hill conference room table with a group of like-minded experts to unveil legislation that calls for “every citizen to develop an individual emergency plan to prepare for the absence of government assistance for extended periods” and for communities to become capable of providing 20 percent of their own power, food and water if necessary.

    The electric grid, everyone agreed, is vulnerable to natural disasters and terrorist attacks. “This is possibly the most serious threat the United States faces right now, because we are so utterly unprepared for it,” said Richard Andres, a senior fellow at National Defense University.

    The grid could be crippled at least four different ways, Bartlett says: terrorist assaults on power substations, a cyberattack, a massive solar storm and an electromagnetic pulse attack.

    Bartlett has for decades warned of the harm of an EMP attack — a nuclear detonation in the atmosphere that could fry computers and anything with an electric circuit — in his writings, in legislation and in late-night speeches on the House floor, though experts differ on the seriousness of the threat. Some agree the dangers are real, while others say such an attack is unlikely and the potential effects remain uncertain.



    “Whatever level you’re concentrating on, being as self-sufficient as you can, as quickly as you can, is going to be the right thing to do,” he says.

    In “America’s Cities,” a separate documentary with similar themes, Bartlett approvingly cites the financial adviser and author Howard Ruff — an influential figure among survivalists — who counseled that “the most important investment you can make” is to have a year’s supply of food for your family, and “the second-most important investment” is a thousand-dollar stash of silver coins and jewelry to bargain with in an emergency.

    “This is great advice for anybody,” Bartlett says. “And maybe you can’t buy a year’s supply of food. All the Lord expects you to do is what you can do.”

    Source: The Washington Post

    An EMP, a massive natural disaster, or a widespread currency collapse that threatens global payment systems could make it impossible for any the exchange of goods across the globe to take place. This means that food and energy supplies would simply stop flowing, and it would leave 320 million Americans without any ability to acquire even the most basic necessities for life.

    The US Government has been actively preparing for natural and man-made emergencies by stockpiling emergency foods, equipment, self defense arms and ammunition, backup shelters, and creating contingency plans to deal with the chaos that would follow such an event.

    They themselves, however, have noted that should a truly large-scale disaster come to pass they would simply not have the resources available to help everyone. FEMA recommends that every American household have at least a two week supply of food, water and critical supplies ready for an emergency. At last count, only about 3 million Americans prepare, about 1% of the population, suggesting that any far from equilibrium shock to the system as we know it would lead to outright panic and chaos as those without reserve supplies would stop at nothing to get their hands on them.

    The government is preparing to deal with it when it happens.

    Are you?


    Author: Mac Slavo
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    Date: August 21st, 2012
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    To HELL with us BRO, the GOOBERMENT has their own BRONC to ride!

    They ALL know what is coming.
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    Did anyone read the Liberal f*ckstick's replies on this article on the Washinton Post's website??? What a bunch of Libtards!!!!! They think that preparing is stupid. A waste of time, money, and resources. They say that the government will save them, and if they don't, well then they will just steal everyone elses stuff.
    Enforcement, NOT Amnesty!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2ndAmendican View Post
    Did anyone read the Liberal f*ckstick's replies on this article on the Washinton Post's website??? What a bunch of Libtards!!!!! They think that preparing is stupid. A waste of time, money, and resources. They say that the government will save them, and if they don't, well then they will just steal everyone elses stuff.
    And they'll more than likely end up with a lobotomy (i.e. lead poisoning) when they try to steal people's stuff.
    "To show you how radical I am, I want carjackers dead. I want rapists dead. I want burglars dead. I want child molesters dead. I want the bad guys dead. No court case. No parole. No early release. I want 'em dead. Get a gun and when they attack you, shoot 'em."
    Ted Nugent - speaking at the NRA convention April 17, 2005

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    Quote Originally Posted by sniper69 View Post
    And they'll more than likely end up with a lobotomy (i.e. lead poisoning) when they try to steal people's stuff.
    Social Darwinism - a.k.a. Natural Selection. It is all about survival of the fittest and a lot of those people will be weeded out of the gene pool. In effect they are "evolutionary dead ends".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Blade View Post
    Social Darwinism - a.k.a. Natural Selection. It is all about survival of the fittest and a lot of those people will be weeded out of the gene pool. In effect they are "evolutionary dead ends".
    Black Blade - very true. It is a shame that many people think that they shouldn't/don't need to prepare.
    "To show you how radical I am, I want carjackers dead. I want rapists dead. I want burglars dead. I want child molesters dead. I want the bad guys dead. No court case. No parole. No early release. I want 'em dead. Get a gun and when they attack you, shoot 'em."
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    Quote Originally Posted by sniper69 View Post
    Black Blade - very true. It is a shame that many people think that they shouldn't/don't need to prepare.
    Being prepared is just basic common sense. Not to mention folks like NASA are teeling their employees that basic preparations are a good thing, and recommending they be prepared. The CDC and Red Cross advocate being prepared, as do many smaller organizations. Heck even the government thinks you should be prepared, but just not more than 7 days worth, or you might be a terrorist. With all of the mainstream focus on the benefits of being prepared, even a little, it's amazing to me that they think it's stupid! Oh well, they will get one helluva surprise when they try and come steal what I have. Like was already said, they'll get one helluva case of lead poisoning.
    Enforcement, NOT Amnesty!!!!!!

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