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Old 04-30-2017, 02:07 AM   #71
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My take on this is that we need something in the way of a civil defense program. This would be a legitimate function of government. We've already got a military, why shouldn't we also have a civil defense program? Sure, it's not going to be perfect, but nothing ever is. Why shouldn't we at least try?

That being said, we each have an individual responsibility to provide for ourselves as far as we can. That's why we're preppers - so that we'll at least have a better chance than most.
We do have a civil defense, it's called prepping. Civilization has negated Darwin and nature by protecting those who will not protect themselves, most of the time from themselves.

If it hits the fan, Darwin kicks in and those that prepped survive and mother nature will deal with those that waited for the government to save them.


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Old 04-30-2017, 02:09 AM   #72
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My take on this is that we need something in the way of a civil defense program. This would be a legitimate function of government. We've already got a military, why shouldn't we also have a civil defense program? Sure, it's not going to be perfect, but nothing ever is. Why shouldn't we at least try?

That being said, we each have an individual responsibility to provide for ourselves as far as we can. That's why we're preppers - so that we'll at least have a better chance than most.
Isnt that what the national guard was supposed to be before the one army concept swallowed it into the maw of the federal government?


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Old 04-30-2017, 04:04 AM   #73
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TENS OF THOUSANDS of nukes going off
Um, there aren't that many.
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Old 04-30-2017, 04:16 AM   #74
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Um, there aren't that many.
How about 16,300? Forgot the "inventory" has been reduced.. "Tens of thousands" might have been a stretch!

http://www.businessinsider.com/nine-nations-have-nukes--heres-how-many-each-country-has-2014-6

This is from the 2014 Report cited in the link..
"According to a new report from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), nine nations — the United States, Russia, United Kingdom, France, China, India, Pakistan, Israel and North Korea — possess approximately 16,300 nuclear weapons. in total."
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Well, like the Bible says, "After you've done all you can do, stand."

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Where does it say that?

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Where does it say that?
I think Dove150 is referring to Ephesians 6:13: (NASB version).."Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm."

There are many different wordings for this verse, depending on which Bible you are using.
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My take on this is that we need something in the way of a civil defense program. This would be a legitimate function of government. We've already got a military, why shouldn't we also have a civil defense program? Sure, it's not going to be perfect, but nothing ever is. Why shouldn't we at least try?

That being said, we each have an individual responsibility to provide for ourselves as far as we can. That's why we're preppers - so that we'll at least have a better chance than most.

From what I understand, Switzerland maintains enough well-stocked fallout shelters to accommodate every Swiss citizen. They also require everyone to serve a year in the military and to keep and practice with their firearm after they get out of the military.

I have had some friends that were Swiss, and they are the most easy-going, courteous people you would ever want to meet. Very friendly, sweet people. And the country is neutral in every war. Yet they have an excellent civil defense program.

Maybe we could learn something from the Swiss.
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From what I understand, Switzerland maintains enough well-stocked fallout shelters to accommodate every Swiss citizen. They also require everyone to serve a year in the military and to keep and practice with their firearm after they get out of the military.

I have had some friends that were Swiss, and they are the most easy-going, courteous people you would ever want to meet. Very friendly, sweet people. And the country is neutral in every war. Yet they have an excellent civil defense program.

Maybe we could learn something from the Swiss.
Starcreek, I really do wish we could be like the Swiss, but it is never going to happen. We have enough trouble keeping our guns, much less forcing everybody to keep and bear arms. The Swiss can afford the civil defense because they are not gotten 20 trillion in debt. We fight the wars, they stay neutral and hide the money. Makes their government a bit smarter than ours.


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