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KansasVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 11:26 AM
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Nutty Survivalists now want to be called 'Preparedness' experts!
These nuts come out every few years.

Katrina set them off last time. Before that it was the year 2000 bug fiasco.

These nuts just love reasons to buy ammo and guns.

How can the dems scare anyone more than these wack jobs?




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geckosfeet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 11:28 AM
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1. I don't think the dems are scaring them. I think they are afraid as a general policy.
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NewJeffCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 11:31 AM
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2. we've already renamed "mercenaries" or "soldiers of fortune" to "contractors"
so, this would not be a big stretch.
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Mopar151 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 11:41 AM
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4. And what was wrong with the original term
"GOON" has a certain earnest simplicity, does it not?
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NewJeffCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 12:21 PM
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6. Mercenary and Soldier of Fortune have negative connotations
Contractor makes people think of the guy who builds an addition onto your house, or puts on a new roof. So, when people hear that a contractor was killed in Iraq, they think it was some poor schlub who was rebuilding a school, not a retired soldier getting paid 6 figures to guard a politician.
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Starry Messenger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 11:38 AM
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3. Variations have been around for years.
http://standeyo.com/Our_Books/DTP.html

My favorites are advocating "preparedness" for...wait for it...







the Rapture...

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jody Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 12:01 PM
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5. Wouldn't people who plant gardens for food also be 'Preparedness' experts. n/t
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Paladin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 01:59 PM
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7. Yeah, But If You Garden.....
...you don't need all that camoflage clothing, or those really cool-looking semi-automatic rifles. I mean, what's the point, right, Jody?
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 02:33 PM
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8. It's not ideology-based. There's plenty of them here on DU....
Edited on Sun Apr-26-09 02:34 PM by BlooInBloo
Just pining away for The End Of The World, so they can chortle about how right they were. Finally.

They're really just a secular version of the End Days religious nuts.
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