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PostPosted: 02/11/03 - 15:14    Post subject: how many of us
are rushing out to buy three days worth of water and masking tape?

http://www.californianonline.com/news/stories/20030211/localnews/961461.html

This kind of stuff drives me crazy b/c it isn't specific and also I should know how to survive some kind of horrific attack but at the same time carry on normally. Here's some insight: I can't do both.
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PostPosted: 02/11/03 - 15:16    Post subject:
I was just wondering the same thing. I'm trying not to get worked up because if it's my time it's my time to go. But now that I have a son...things just become so much more serious.
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PostPosted: 02/11/03 - 15:17    Post subject:
no. Residents have called her in a panic. Do not worry about a thing everyone take it from me. We have enough resources to take care of everything. Everyone here can last 24 hours until things settle down.

I am very serious about this stuff. Do not sweat it.
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PostPosted: 02/11/03 - 15:18    Post subject:
If they really think this is gonna happen, drop a nuke on the entire mid-east and be done with them. Mad
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PostPosted: 02/11/03 - 15:18    Post subject:
And I have a lot of respect for you b/c I know you're navigating while Mr. Aire is elsewhere. It's scary. You're right, a lot changes when there are kids involved.
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PostPosted: 02/11/03 - 15:18    Post subject:
anybody still have the provisions they put aside for Y2K Shocked
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PostPosted: 02/11/03 - 15:19    Post subject:
akern wrote:
If they really think this is gonna happen, drop a nuke on the entire mid-east and be done with them. Mad


amen sistah!
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PostPosted: 02/11/03 - 15:21    Post subject:
Gogirlgo wrote:
And I have a lot of respect for you b/c I know you're navigating while Mr. Aire is elsewhere. It's scary. You're right, a lot changes when there are kids involved.


It's all hitting at once, too. Our insurance company sent a form recommending increasing my husband's life insurance policy due to the war.

That was an amazingly hard call to make last night, but I've increased his insurance. (my husband wanted to do that for awhile, but it just seemed getting the letter that all the planets were aligned. I hope to God never to have to cash that one in)
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PostPosted: 02/11/03 - 15:26    Post subject:
I rather be wiped out in the first wave with my family then suffer through the nonsense of a post disaster problem.
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PostPosted: 02/11/03 - 15:30    Post subject:
Someone we knew died in the WTC and he hadn't gotten around to signing up for any life insurance so his wife and son were left with nothing. The minute I heard that, I increased mine a lot.

Bomb the whole Middle East, huh? Guess you guys don't know anyone who lives there then. I have family who live there. A two-year-old and her about-to-be-born sibling and their parents. But even if I didn't, it doesn't make people there less valuable or precious than people here.
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PostPosted: 02/11/03 - 15:30    Post subject:
Not me, terrorists are not getting the better of me.
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PostPosted: 02/11/03 - 15:33    Post subject:
prohemp wrote:
anybody still have the provisions they put aside for Y2K Shocked


We had the worst ice storm EVAH! in Jan. 2000 and a lot of people used their Y2K supplies for that. We were without power for 3 or 4 days.

The lovely and talented Mrs. Airehead wrote:
I'm trying not to get worked up because if it's my time it's my time to go.

Kids or no kids, if it's your time to go, it's your time to go. Same goes for me and everyone else on the planet. No one makes it out alive.

PH
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PostPosted: 02/11/03 - 15:33    Post subject:
Someone told me they feel good about flying with their kids b/c if something happened to their kids they wouldn't want to live. I had never thought about that. It's a pathetic world when you have to consider things like "is it better for my kids to die with me than be orphans?"

On to more upbeat stuff. This is bringing me right down.
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PostPosted: 02/11/03 - 15:34    Post subject:
Gogirlgo wrote:
Someone we knew died in the WTC and he hadn't gotten around to signing up for any life insurance so his wife and son were left with nothing. The minute I heard that, I increased mine a lot.

Bomb the whole Middle East, huh? Guess you guys don't know anyone who lives there then. I have family who live there. A two-year-old and her about-to-be-born sibling and their parents. But even if I didn't, it doesn't make people there less valuable or precious than people here.


Yes, there are the innocents that make war so horrible. It is a sticky wicket and no clear answer--but something has to be done, because America will be victimized again. I don't have the answers, and I'm glad I don't make those decisions. I just know I fear for my son's life. And their children aren't any more precious than ours. The whole issue just makes me sick and confused.


Edit to add: You're right Go: last night I actually prayed that if my son has to die, that God keep him from suffering. That is what I hope for above all else. Like PH says, no one makes it out alive--it's how we go that can be so painful.


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PostPosted: 02/11/03 - 15:35    Post subject:
Pizza doughnuts and coffee on me. Anyone?
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