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    Arrow The Planet's Stress Level Is Rising Fast

    Americans are almost certainly the most advantaged people on earth. If you have a preferred brand of trash bag, you are far wealthier than most of humanity can even dream of.

    Yet we are in for a very rough summer, and it is not likely to let up again. The political scandals of Donald Trump. The worst hurricane season in history. Increasingly hostile, war-like conduct in the ME, SE Asia, Eastern Europe, Africa, etc.

    In this new-normal malestrom, how will you protect your peace of mind? Your physical well-being? Your financial security?

    This is a season of events with worldwide significance, that potentially will impact the most private areas of your life.

    Do you have a plan? Do you think a plan is even possible?
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    Right Wingers have prepper bunkers and survival seeds, they will be fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    Americans are almost certainly the most advantaged people on earth. If you have a preferred brand of trash bag, you are far wealthier than most of humanity can even dream of.

    Yet we are in for a very rough summer, and it is not likely to let up again. The political scandals of Donald Trump. The worst hurricane season in history. Increasingly hostile, war-like conduct in the ME, SE Asia, Eastern Europe, Africa, etc.

    In this new-normal malestrom, how will you protect your peace of mind? Your physical well-being? Your financial security?

    This is a season of events with worldwide significance, that potentially will impact the most private areas of your life.

    Do you have a plan? Do you think a plan is even possible?
    It is not that simple. It is not merely individuals' stress levels rising, but our collective stress level, and that is a bad thing. We unfortunately have leaders around the world who are, at best, not equipped to deal with such things; and, at worst, those who profit off of inflaming such things. We need to get rid of them and replace them with responsible people.

    And perhaps we are not supposed to protect those three things (peace of mind, physical well-being and financial security), but rather be motivated to action to quell the maelstrom.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldGaffer View Post
    Right Wingers have prepper bunkers and survival seeds, they will be fine.
    Is that so terrible, if they actually lessen anxiety?

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    There are always major problems in the world so try not to focus on them and they usually go away on their own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldGaffer View Post
    Right Wingers have prepper bunkers and survival seeds, they will be fine.
    My boat is ready to go.

    If the shit hits the fan I will be far out into the pacific drinking a martini.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    There are always major problems in the world so try not to focus on them and they usually go away on their own.
    WHAT THE FUCK?????? MAJOR problems usually go away on their own????
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    My "plan," if the SHTF is to go out into the Olympic Forest...

    If they want me, they can come get me, if they think they can handle it.

    It is indeed some kind of conundrum...

    On one hand Americans on both sides are upset and maybe outraged... but, are they pissed off enough to vote?

    "Meh."

    Americans are not so much planners as they are reactors...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thx1138 View Post
    My "plan," if the SHTF is to go out into the Olympic Forest...

    If they want me, they can come get me, if they think they can handle it.

    It is indeed some kind of conundrum...

    On one hand Americans on both sides are upset and maybe outraged... but, are they pissed off enough to vote?

    "Meh."

    Americans are not so much planners as they are reactors...

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    I think this is key. Not so much to cope with a zombie apocalypse, though it has its uses for that as well. But to feed your head and your body with nature. The immersive experience, feeding all your senses at once.

    It puts something right that modern living has put wrong.

    Give me a decent budget and a free hand, and I can bring about lasting improvement in the lives of our urban poor by tearing out concrete, making miniparks, etc.

    We lack respect for our subconscious, animal selves, and for the forces that add to or take away from that self's basic well-being.
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