Archive for February, 2014

Preparing for a disaster

Posted: February 24, 2014 in Smut

I know I should be writing, but I’ve had something gnawing at me for awhile.  Then it hit me what it is.  I have had the idea to set up a disaster ready backpack in the unlikely event that zombies take over the world.  Or more realistically our country falls apart and life as we know it comes to a screeching halt.  How can I not be nervous with Obama in the white house?  I fear that when it comes close to the next election, he is either going to attempt to get rid of the amendment limiting his damage to two terms, or he will create a catastrophe so he can declare Marshall law.  If that happens, shit will hit the fan, and I want my family to be prepared for it.  So what have I been doing?  Buying supplies of course.  I’ll list what I have so far. Maybe writing it all out will remind me what I’m missing:

Several back packs
crossbow pistol with 12 arrow bolts (for protection of course, since guns are harder to get and more expensive, not to mention bullets)
multi purpose tool with pliers, knife, saw, scissors, screwdriver, bottle opener, file and a few other things
Emergency survival food bars
peanut butter powder
water purification tablets
solar powered radio/flashlight
200 hour emergency flashlight/flasher
manual can opener
vacuum bags for clothes
2 XL emergency blankets
first aid kit
portable laundry reel
paracord bracelets with caribiners
firestarter kit with magnesium,matches,candle,kindling
flint stone
tissues
compass
pack of 12 hour light sticks
camping size pot & pan
pocket stove with fuel cubes
mini wrapped soaps

I still need to fill my 3 gallon jug of water and decide how best to store that in one of the backpacks.  I figure when/if that shit hits the fan, we’ll fill up one of the back packs with all the canned/dry goods in our pantry.  I’ll probably put our cash stash in there too, since money might be good for awhile.  Guess I should take jewelry too.  I’m sure my husband will have his own ideas of what to bring, but he will probably think on too big of a scale. I’m trying to think of what the family can carry on our backs, and his grill won’t fit.  LOL

No, it’s not a laughing matter, and maybe the apocalypse will never happen.  But I’m of the mindset that it’s better to be prepared than taken by surprise!

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Drug addiction is NOT a disease

Posted: February 3, 2014 in Smut

I feel a rant coming on.  I unfortunately visited my least favorite author’s blog again and saw another pathetic attempt at her trying to rationalize others being politically incorrect.  A popular celebrity died the other day. I knew about it already, since it was unfortunately plastered all over Facebook over the weekend.  I personally disliked this actor.  I thought he was creepy, and every role I’d ever seen him in made me dislike him more and more.  I’ve even avoided movies if I knew he was in them. Suffice to say I don’t really care that he has died, and apparently it was from a drug overdose.  I guess we’re supposed to feel sorry for him because he suffered from this “disease”.  Problem is that it’s not a disease. It’s something he and the rest of the addicts do to themselves.  No one forced them to start doing drugs. They did it to themselves. Let me post the definition of a disease:

a disorder of structure or function in a human, animal, or plant, esp. one that produces specific signs or symptoms or that affects a specific location and is not simply a direct result of physical injury.

That last part of the definition clearly states that is can’t be a direct result of physical injury. If we stab ourselves with a knife or shoot ourselves in the head, no one can say we died from the disease called blood loss.  So if someone shoots heroin into their veins and dies from it, that is not a disease.  It could be considered suicide, but that’s about it. I don’t feel sorry for people with addictions, be it drugs, alcohol or cigarettes, because in all those cases, those people started doing it to themselves. They could have and should have stopped before it got to be too much to handle, but they didn’t. Maybe from weakness or stupidity, but they did it to themselves.  So please stop calling addiction a disease, because it’s not.

Nowadays, just about everything is labeled a disease.  Being overweight is not a disease, but some people are trying to say it is. Eating disorders aren’t a disease either.  They are disorders.  Everyone needs to stop confusing disorders with disease, and stop bitching at others who don’t show the amount of sympathy that you think they should.  Be careful of your glass houses before you keep throwing stones everywhere.  Eventually one of your own rocks will break that pedestal you’re standing on.  Try not to cut yourself as you fall.