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kurtster

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Posted: Mar 26, 2020 - 6:49am

 sirdroseph wrote:


 Isabeau wrote:
Empty shelves do not mean everyone is hoarding.
Think about the thousands of families — Mom, Dad, kids & extended members — are lockdown at home. Whereas school and work cafeterias often fed the family roughly 1/3 - 1/4 of its meals during the week, staying in means there had better be food there: family take-out gets expensive. Many elderly and vulnerable ones want to stock up to REDUCE visits to the grocery store. Babies need diapers and formula. Teenage boys have Godzilla appetites. My neighbor has 5 boys ... when feeling other customers' eyes on her cart, felt compelled to explain she shops like this ALL the time. Not everything is about personal selfishness; this is also preparedness.
 

As a prepper no one knows this better than I.  The whole point of prepping is so you do not have to rush out and buy certain items exclusively taking away valuable resources from others. I understand the anecdotes that you have given, but that is not the main reason the shelves are bare.   I am sure you have heard the horror stories of many elders in particular sadly gazing upon empty shelves.   From what I have observed especially with the great toilet paper rush was mostly younger people filling up their buggies with many 30 roll cases and the shelves being emptied in the first hours of the panic.   Finally the groceries stores have wised up and imposed limits of 3 for the items that people are yes, hoarding to give others who have more difficulty getting to the stores mostly elders an opportunity to not go home empty handed which could be life or death.  They are also starting to make the first hour of opening each day over 60 only to give them a fighting chance.  

When all of this is over, there will be many who will have this experience indelibly stamped in their consciousness and prepping will become mainstream and this will make future crisis much more manageable.
 
Maybe.  Being an "elder" who is experiencing this stuff in real time, just reading the bolded made me think back to the days of the oil embargo and gas rationing in the 70's.  Back then there was much talk about rationing of things during WW II and all the things people were doing trying to cheat during the gas rationing.  Yep, the smoke of WW II lasted in the air for a very long time, as hard as that may seem to comprehend at this day in time far removed from then.

This is sorta reminiscent of the rationing days regarding some current public behaviour.  We have long since forgotten the hardships of the gas rationing days and these current ones will also fade away very shortly once our current predicament is resolved.  The public, now more than ever, is extremely self centered and emotional and is ever more easily managed into a frenzy of one panic after another over you "fill in the blank".  There are those that are pushing to keep this froth whipped up and volatile to further their own ends.

How soon before "get out of my way old man" is heard openly remains to be seen.  I'm not that optimistic right now.  Won't be much longer to find out as all the instant gratification generationS with their expectations really get frustrated with the simplest of difficulties and challenges and really get scared.

That there are some people who think that these are the most difficult times we have ever faced makes me want to puke.
{#Meditate}
sirdroseph

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Posted: Mar 26, 2020 - 3:22am



 Isabeau wrote:
Empty shelves do not mean everyone is hoarding.
Think about the thousands of families — Mom, Dad, kids & extended members — are lockdown at home. Whereas school and work cafeterias often fed the family roughly 1/3 - 1/4 of its meals during the week, staying in means there had better be food there: family take-out gets expensive. Many elderly and vulnerable ones want to stock up to REDUCE visits to the grocery store. Babies need diapers and formula. Teenage boys have Godzilla appetites. My neighbor has 5 boys ... when feeling other customers' eyes on her cart, felt compelled to explain she shops like this ALL the time. Not everything is about personal selfishness; this is also preparedness.
 

As a prepper no one knows this better than I.  The whole point of prepping is so you do not have to rush out and buy certain items exclusively taking away valuable resources from others. I understand the anecdotes that you have given, but that is not the main reason the shelves are bare.   I am sure you have heard the horror stories of many elders in particular sadly gazing upon empty shelves.   From what I have observed especially with the great toilet paper rush was mostly younger people filling up their buggies with many 30 roll cases and the shelves being emptied in the first hours of the panic.   Finally the groceries stores have wised up and imposed limits of 3 for the items that people are yes, hoarding to give others who have more difficulty getting to the stores mostly elders an opportunity to not go home empty handed which could be life or death.  They are also starting to make the first hour of opening each day over 60 only to give them a fighting chance.   When all of this is over, there will be many who will have this experience indelibly stamped in their consciousness and prepping will become mainstream and this will make future crisis much more manageable.
oldviolin

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Posted: Mar 25, 2020 - 8:14pm


kurtster

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Posted: Mar 24, 2020 - 7:02pm

 Isabeau wrote:
Empty shelves do not mean everyone is hoarding.
Think about the thousands of families — Mom, Dad, kids & extended members — are lockdown at home. Whereas school and work cafeterias often fed the family roughly 1/3 - 1/4 of its meals during the week, staying in means there had better be food there: family take-out gets expensive. Many elderly and vulnerable ones want to stock up to REDUCE visits to the grocery store. Babies need diapers and formula. Teenage boys have Godzilla appetites. My neighbor has 5 boys ... when feeling other customers' eyes on her cart, felt compelled to explain she shops like this ALL the time.

Not everything is about personal selfishness; this is also preparedness.
 
{#Group-hug}

I have to say that I have basically been living in this social distancing hunkerdown position for the past decade being officially in poverty and dealing with cancer.  My life is basically unchanged since the Pandemic started.  I've always had surgical masks and nitrile gloves around the house.  I wear the gloves when I pump gas.  What has changed is that the things that I buy in bulk ordinarily are out of stock as my normal replacement time has arrived.  I buy distilled water by the case, 6 at a time and now I can't even get a gallon jug.  What changed with all the water all of a sudden ?  The tap still works and Lake Erie is 25 miles away as the crow flies.

Living like this sucks and can be challenging at best.  Patience and perseverance are required and a belief that you will always land on your feet until you don't is of big help. I'll try and stay calm so other people see calm and be calm themselves.  I have enough xanax for a year (i fill the script whether I need it or not) and enough oil for a few months at least.  That should help a little.  A six month supply of ventolin, advair and symbicort for both of us on the shelf.

I am praying for us all and hope we get through this and believe we will.  Again this will seem like a bad dream shortly.  Getting to the other side will be very hard but once you've started the journey, there is no turning back, just go forward.

Be the Frog.  A frog can go neither sideways or backwards.  Only forward.

Yeah, one big change.  The Goodwill Store is closed and the wife is cut off from her book supply which she really needs to help get through her grieving.
Isabeau

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Posted: Mar 24, 2020 - 6:06pm

Empty shelves do not mean everyone is hoarding.
Think about the thousands of families — Mom, Dad, kids & extended members — are lockdown at home. Whereas school and work cafeterias often fed the family roughly 1/3 - 1/4 of its meals during the week, staying in means there had better be food there: family take-out gets expensive. Many elderly and vulnerable ones want to stock up to REDUCE visits to the grocery store. Babies need diapers and formula. Teenage boys have Godzilla appetites. My neighbor has 5 boys ... when feeling other customers' eyes on her cart, felt compelled to explain she shops like this ALL the time. Not everything is about personal selfishness; this is also preparedness.
Isabeau

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Posted: Mar 24, 2020 - 6:05pm



 buddy wrote:
I read the news today, oh boy.....
 


buddy

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Posted: Mar 24, 2020 - 1:57pm

I read the news today, oh boy.....
oldviolin

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Posted: Mar 20, 2020 - 4:32pm


buddy

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Posted: Feb 29, 2020 - 11:06pm

It’s just a matter of time.
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Posted: Feb 24, 2020 - 2:41pm



 oldviolin wrote:
I read that having friends helps one live longer. Let us all live forever, my friends...
 


oldviolin

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Posted: Feb 24, 2020 - 2:24pm

I read that having friends helps one live longer. Let us all live forever, my friends...
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Posted: Feb 5, 2020 - 8:37am



 kurtster wrote:

{#High-five}
  Just watched that a couple of weeks ago.  Don't make em like this anymore ...  :(
 
There's no way that movie could be made today. No. Way. Which is a shame, because it has a lot of 'teachable moments' in it.

Except for The Waco Kid and Mongo (and they get their fair share), the white folks are portrayed as idiots, morons, racists, drunks, skunks, bohunks, and "mugs, pugs, thugs, nitwits, halfwits, dimwits, muggers, buggerers, bushwhackers, ass-kickers, sh*t-kickers and Methodists!"

My favorite line is when Cleavon Little is facing the guns of the town (for the first time). Puts his own gun to his own neck, and says "Don't shoot, or the n***** gets it!" (not bleeped in the movie)

There could be a whole college-level class about the movie. Seriously.
c.



BlueHeronDruid

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Posted: Feb 4, 2020 - 8:43pm



 haresfur wrote:


 BlueHeronDruid wrote:
Lame. Completely lame. And not you, Kurt.
 
I wanted lamé, but they screwed up my order

 

Izzat like a bar mat surprise?
haresfur

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Posted: Feb 4, 2020 - 8:37pm



 BlueHeronDruid wrote:
Lame. Completely lame. And not you, Kurt.
 
I wanted lamé, but they screwed up my order

buddy

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Posted: Feb 4, 2020 - 6:48pm

 BlueHeronDruid wrote:
Lame. Completely lame. And not you, Kurt.
 
{#Roflol}
Coaxial

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Posted: Feb 4, 2020 - 6:32pm

 BlueHeronDruid wrote:
Lame. Completely lame. And not you, Kurt.
 
Sorry.
BlueHeronDruid

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Posted: Feb 3, 2020 - 9:13pm

Lame. Completely lame. And not you, Kurt.
kurtster

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Posted: Feb 3, 2020 - 8:24pm

My sincere apologies for my behaviour today.  Life has been very complicated and it finally got to me.

When things get this complicated you can sometimes lash out on the people that you care the most about.

Time to take a break.
Steely_D

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Posted: Jan 30, 2020 - 8:37pm



 kurtster wrote:

{#High-five}
  Just watched that a couple of weeks ago.  Don't make em like this anymore ...  :(
 
It’s twoo. 



kurtster

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Posted: Jan 30, 2020 - 8:29pm

 Steely_D wrote:


 kurtster wrote:

ja vohl, mein liebchen   {#Heartkiss}
 
 
{#High-five}  Just watched that a couple of weeks ago.  Don't make em like this anymore ...  :(
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