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    Do we get cool cars with chariot style blades on the wheels?

    if so, I'm in.

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    Did anybody mention the whole gutting, cleaning, and cooking dead animals thing? Something to be said for that. I doubt the average twinkie eater would have the stomach for it.
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    Dude I kill people for a fucking living.

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    Quote Originally Posted by STB'A View Post
    i'm learning to weld. i'm not horrible at it right now. that's gonna be my ace in the hole when road warrior turns real.
    That 'when' was meant to be an 'if' right?

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    Didn't you realise there are black people in the white house. With that kind of fucked up **** going on Ragnarok is only just around the corner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phrost View Post
    There's a difference between being a sociopath and lacking social skills. Some of history's greatest sociopaths had loads of social skills. You don't become a leader of any group, be it a tribe of post-apocalyptic raiders or the local skeptics meet-up group, without possessing superior social skills relative to those around you.

    This is one of the threads I was referencing: http://www.reddit.com/r/collapse/com..._the_greatest/
    The difference between the stereotype of a sociopath and the sociopaths that function well in society is often one thing: intelligence. A low intelligence sociopath will usually, due to his or her lack of empathy never really go beyond bullying in order to get what they want. The intelligent sociopath, on the other hand, will often start off as a bully but will learn over time and in a very scientific manner how other people's emotions work and how to use them to their best benefit and become either emotional bullies or master manipulators. The problem is that they're usually found out, but I'd imagine they'd often do very very well in a long term SHTF scenario. Probably as a part of the new clergy, whatever form that takes.

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    I'm kind of hoping for a fist of the north star post apocalypse, where my martial arts training will make me pretty much invulnerable. Martial artists in FotNS dont even need to eat or drink.

    Unfortunately, everyone you know and love still dies of radiation poisoning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by STB'A View Post
    i'm learning to weld. i'm not horrible at it right now. that's gonna be my ace in the hole when road warrior turns real.
    Welding is the **** - making heavy stuff. I now want to learn how to use a plasma cutter so I can convert worn timber mill saw blades into Gladius.

    Living in any major urban centre will be two edged - ample resources in the short term with high competition. Interesting looking at Katrina and how New Orleans society seem to go Lord of the Flies within 24 hours. NZ and Oz disasters seems to bring out collaboration and mutual support. Anyone care to write a discourse on geo-political-cultural differences? Is New Orleans a pretty fractured/polarised community with people itching to have go at each other, what gives?

    I'm lucky my old man was a tradie, jack of all trades, ex military hunter gatherer type and off a farm - best education I could ask considering the looming Gotterdammerung.

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    the problem with new orleans was that the people that were stuck there didn't have the resources to leave. also, evacuation efforts were slim to none, and what did exist was horribly planned. the logistics just weren't there for a lot of people to catch a ride out. plus, they had no where to go to after they got into the safe zone.

    i didn't evacuate because i didn't think it would be as bad as it was as far inland as i was.

    but in NO, you wound up with massive numbers of people (new orleans has a huge population of people in extreme poverty) who were now without the basic shelter, clean water, and electricity that they depended on. it very quickly became every man for himself.

    a few miles down the coast in biloxi mississippi, things were bad. they were worse than where i was, but society didn't go lord of the flies because biloxi had a pretty good economy (casinos and tourist money) and simpler evacuation plans that went much more smoothly.

    finally, louisiana has some of the most corrupt politicians in the nation. mississippi is no freshly fallen virgin snow, but compared to new orleans, you could call it freshly fallen snow that i peed on. that helped us and hurt them a lot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by STB'A View Post
    louisiana has some of the most corrupt politicians in the nation. mississippi is no freshly fallen virgin snow, but compared to new orleans, you could call it freshly fallen snow that i peed on. that helped us and hurt them a lot.
    My boss at the time was from Detroit. His comments were pretty extreme, suggesting that NO needed to be "swept clean".

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    Quote Originally Posted by STB'A View Post
    the problem with new orleans was that the people that were stuck there didn't have the resources to leave. also, evacuation efforts were slim to none, and what did exist was horribly planned. the logistics just weren't there for a lot of people to catch a ride out. plus, they had no where to go to after they got into the safe zone.

    i didn't evacuate because i didn't think it would be as bad as it was as far inland as i was.

    but in NO, you wound up with massive numbers of people (new orleans has a huge population of people in extreme poverty) who were now without the basic shelter, clean water, and electricity that they depended on. it very quickly became every man for himself.
    You fail to mention that New Orleans has more than its fair share of social leeches. People that can't or won't take care of themselves in good times.

    A lot of good stories came out of Katrina. Sadly, NO had more than it's share of the bad ones.

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