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Doomsday Preppers are Socially Selfish
#1
http://www.emergencymgmt.com/emergency-b...12912.html

I'm not going to quote the article, but please go read it and then read her follow up:

http://www.emergencymgmt.com/emergency-b...20212.html

She's taken a lot of flack in the comments of both articles and isn't backing down that some how, those that took the time to prepare are responsible for those that didn't.
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#2
The last line of the Blog...
Quote:There are those who think the Doomsday Preppers is an extreme model of self-preparedness; I just see them as an extreme model of selfishness.

Everybody has a right to their opinion. I don't value this person's opinion at all. Instead, I subscribe to the philosophy of Ayn Rand

Quote:The meaning ascribed in popular usage to the word “selfishness” is not merely wrong: it represents a devastating intellectual “package-deal,” which is responsible, more than any other single factor, for the arrested moral development of mankind.

In popular usage, the word “selfishness” is a synonym of evil; the image it conjures is of a murderous brute who tramples over piles of corpses to achieve his own ends, who cares for no living being and pursues nothing but the gratification of the mindless whims of any immediate moment.

Yet the exact meaning and dictionary definition of the word “selfishness” is: concern with one’s own interests.

- The Virtue of Selfisness
http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/selfishness.html
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#3
I don't know if this one is posted yet, but it's an apology.
http://www.emergencymgmt.com/emergency-b...20412.html

streaker69;130477 Wrote:http://www.emergencymgmt.com/emergency-b...12912.html

I'm not going to quote the article, but please go read it and then read her follow up:

http://www.emergencymgmt.com/emergency-b...20212.html

She's taken a lot of flack in the comments of both articles and isn't backing down that some how, those that took the time to prepare are responsible for those that didn't.
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#4
Is there a reason that I should give any fucks about her opinions?

Justin
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#5
JustinHEMI;130512 Wrote:Is there a reason that I should give any fucks about her opinions?

Justin

Nope.
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#6
JustinHEMI;130512 Wrote:Is there a reason that I should give any fucks about her opinions?

Justin

I can't figure a reason. She's obviously believes in the power of government and good of community over self.

I think she should just fuck off and be worthless in anonymity.
Shadowline, proud to be a member of pa2a.org since Sep 2012.
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#7
Easy to see how BO got elected and is still there. Dodgy

What's yours is ours and you have no right to feel any differently about it.
I don't suffer from insanity.
I enjoy every minute of it.
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#8
JustinHEMI;130512 Wrote:Is there a reason that I should give any fucks about her opinions?

Justin

Since she works for an Emergency Management agency and apparently sets policy on how those agencies behave, you might want to give a fuck about her opinion. She believes that those that have should give to the have nots in the case of an emergency and apparently hasn't refuted the claims that it would be done by force if necessary.

She gave a lot more of her viewpoint in the ensuing comments about her original article.

My problem with the article in general is she was basing it upon a very small subset of prepper type persons, those that appeared on the Doomsday Preppers show. She formed her opinion based upon the coached and possibly scripted actions of the people on that show, instead of actually looking into people that aren't the nutjobs that were portrayed in many of the later episodes.
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#9
I had heard she wrote that but hadn't found that link. It's difficult to take anything that she says seriously since she's one that's in a position of directing the government to prepare and help people and hasn't even taken steps to help herself. In the comments of the other two articles, I'm not sure which, she says she doesn't even have a 72 hour bag, as has been recommended by FEMA. She doesn't because she believes that if her area is involved in an emergency she'll be on the "front lines" helping those that need it. Kind of a short sighted attitude, since there's no way she can guarantee she'll be able to get to the front lines.

IMO, she's one that wants to set policy and "teach" everyone but at the same time she isn't following policy or practicing what she teaches.

mingomom;130510 Wrote:I don't know if this one is posted yet, but it's an apology.
http://www.emergencymgmt.com/emergency-b...20412.html

streaker69;130477 Wrote:http://www.emergencymgmt.com/emergency-b...12912.html

I'm not going to quote the article, but please go read it and then read her follow up:

http://www.emergencymgmt.com/emergency-b...20212.html

She's taken a lot of flack in the comments of both articles and isn't backing down that some how, those that took the time to prepare are responsible for those that didn't.
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#10
streaker69;130529 Wrote:I had heard she wrote that but hadn't found that link. It's difficult to take anything that she says seriously since she's one that's in a position of directing the government to prepare and help people and hasn't even taken steps to help herself. In the comments of the other two articles, I'm not sure which, she says she doesn't even have a 72 hour bag, as has been recommended by FEMA. She doesn't because she believes that if her area is involved in an emergency she'll be on the "front lines" helping those that need it. Kind of a short sighted attitude, since there's no way she can guarantee she'll be able to get to the front lines.

IMO, she's one that wants to set policy and "teach" everyone but at the same time she isn't following policy or practicing what she teaches.

That's easy; she expects someone to give it to her when she asks for it. Her attitude on that point is pretty clear.

You're right, we can't just dismiss her out of hand and call her another gov. whack job. She may be in a position to order confiscation when the time comes.

Make no mistake. These people are dangerous.
I don't suffer from insanity.
I enjoy every minute of it.
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