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  •  wonder when your friend started paving his own (6+ / 0-)

    roads and providing his own fire protection or any number of other things.  The survivalist credo looks seductive from a distance but living w/o electricity sucks.

    Challenge your friend to really go off the grid for a month and see how happy he will be to be back under government oversight  

    •  Kinda rhetorical b/c (1+ / 0-)
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      Chi

      I lived it...but please remind me.

      When, exactly, did it become patriotic to destroy the economy of the nation you profess to love?

      I know GOPers can believe six impossible things before breakfast, but they seem to also need meds to get in touch with The Real World.

      What kind of psychopaths vote sociopaths into office?

      Irony takes a worse beating from Republicans than Wile E. Coyote does from Acme. --Tara the Antisocial Social Worker

      by Youffraita on Mon Sep 30, 2013 at 12:52:54 AM PDT

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    •  my "friend" (0+ / 0-)

      It gets cold in a house with no power or water. My friend
      said no when I asked for a loan. I worked through it. The VA check came ,but I know how to survive now. thanks
      for writing!

      •  I know it gets cold (0+ / 0-)

        that is why you sleep under a lot of quilts with a blanket over your head and go to bed early.  You also have to break the ice in the wash bowl beside your bed every morning.

        Carrying the water from a pitcher pump to indoors is also a headache.

        Been there and done that

        •  you (1+ / 0-)
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          entlord

          If I answered, I am sorry. Agent orange and Parkinson "s
            screws with you. I thought only I did those things.
          thanks for writing and be well!
          Mike

          •  I agree as I am on Neurotin (0+ / 0-)

            2,4-D, 2,4-T and their cousins do work on you even decades later.  Irony is that in 1980s, VA was claiming you could take a bath in the stuff safely

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