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  • #1289

    Dear Brothers and Sisters,

    Please consider putting away a 3 month supply of food and water in case of an emergency. Conside putting away some for others too. Buy nutritious food that will keep such as canned tuna. Use and replace this food as time passes.

    #6494

    Andres Ortiz
    Keymaster

    Are you aware of something that’s about to happen?

    #6495

    Victor
    Member

    [quote:1dhwxfdi]Are you aware of something that’s about to happen?[/quote:1dhwxfdi]

    [color=darkblue:1dhwxfdi]My thoughts exactly… <img src=” title=”Confused” /> [/color:1dhwxfdi]

    #6496

    Yes, I believe so. But even if I told you I don’t think most of you would believe it could happen. But let’s say I’m wrong. Buying extra of what you would buy anyway would not hurt. For example, I bought a lot of tuna fish that is good until the fall of 09. I don’t think that tuna fish will be any cheaper then. Just rotate your stock with new as you use it.

    If you believed that something serious was going to happen, wouldn’t you do what I’m trying to do too? I think so.

    I don’t want to frighten anyone. I just want you all to know I care about you too.

    #6497

    Andres Ortiz
    Keymaster

    Ummm…ok. You’re acting kind of strange without much explanation. Perhaps you could elaborate.

    Fortunately I have plenty of canned tuna on hand since I eat it for breakfast 3 times a week! <img src=” title=”Very Happy” />

    #6498

    [quote:1nceo1va]Ummm…ok. You’re acting kind of strange without much explanation. Perhaps you could elaborate.

    Fortunately I have plenty of canned tuna on hand since I eat it for breakfast 3 times a week! <img src=” title=”Very Happy” />[/quote:1nceo1va]

    I understand, but if I explained we would debate if it is going to happen or not and not focus on the [b:1nceo1va]food and water[/b:1nceo1va]. You can come up with a reason(s) to put some extra food away and that would be good enough for me. If you get sick of tuna you can always give it to the food pantry. <img src=” title=”Smile” />

    #6499

    Andres Ortiz
    Keymaster

    Well, say something. It would provide some good conversation at the very least.

    Why would I stock up on food and water if I didn’t have a reason? You haven’t really given a reason. A terrorist attack? An asteroid? The Second Coming? What do you think is going to happen?

    #6500

    Benedict
    Member

    Mormons stock food and water for an unspecified reason.

    Are you Mormon now, Ardent?

    #6501

    Victor
    Member

    [quote:1gjrsf0s]Mormons stock food and water for an unspecified reason.

    Are you Mormon now, Ardent?[/quote:1gjrsf0s]

    [color=darkblue:1gjrsf0s]Surely there is a reason Benedict?[/color:1gjrsf0s]

    #6502

    Benedict
    Member

    There is a reason but no one has told me what it is yet.

    #6503

    [quote:30gqpgk1]Mormons stock food and water for an unspecified reason.

    Are you Mormon now, Ardent?[/quote:30gqpgk1]

    No, but you seem to know a lot about them. Are you Mormon now Benedict? Cheap shot. <img src=” title=”Sad” />

    #6504

    gesundheit
    Member

    this is awsome. <img src=” title=”Very Happy” />

    #6505

    [quote:2dm21vfv]this is awsome. <img src=” title=”Very Happy” />[/quote:2dm21vfv]

    I’m glad someone likes it. <img src=” title=”Very Happy” />

    Look, I’m sorry if this thread is not to some of your liking. I’m not twisting anyone’s arm about this. As always, do as you see fit. I’m just making the suggestion that it is prudent to put away some food and water in case your local food stores are closed for awhile. If doing so seems unreasonable then don’t. Does that sound fair?

    #6506

    Andres Ortiz
    Keymaster

    [quote:1u20u1zm]No, but you seem to know a lot about them. Are you Mormon now Benedict? Cheap shot. <img src=” title=”Sad” />[/quote:1u20u1zm]
    Oh, I don’t think he meant any harm by that comment.

    So, really, what’s supposed to happen? Inquiring minds want to know. <img src=” title=”Smile” />

    #6507

    Victor
    Member

    [quote:208etq8d][quote:208etq8d]this is awsome. <img src=” title=”Very Happy” />[/quote:208etq8d]

    I’m glad someone likes it. <img src=” title=”Very Happy” />

    Look, I’m sorry if this thread is not to some of your liking. I’m not twisting anyone’s arm about this. As always, do as you see fit. I’m just making the suggestion that it is prudent to put away some food and water in case your local food stores are closed for awhile. If doing so seems unreasonable then don’t. Does that sound fair?[/quote:208etq8d]

    [color=darkblue:208etq8d]It didn’t bother me my dear Ardent L. You’ve just been around long enough to have us ponder over what’s on your mind. How would you react if I, Jon, or Benedict said something like this? Wouldn’t you be at least curious?[/color:208etq8d]

    #6510

    [quote:3eporph1][quote:3eporph1]No, but you seem to know a lot about them. Are you Mormon now Benedict? Cheap shot. <img src=” title=”Sad” />[/quote:3eporph1]
    Oh, I don’t think he meant any harm by that comment.[/quote:3eporph1]

    You don’t think so? Then it must be common practice for a moderator to question a fellow catholic’s faith over something like this here. I found it totally out of line.

    #6512

    Andres Ortiz
    Keymaster

    I apologize. I thought he was making a lighthearted joke, but apparently not. <img src=” title=”Sad” />

    Sorry to seem to be questioning your faith. It wasn’t apparent to me that this had anything to do with faith.

    #6513

    Thanks Jon, sorry but he hit a nerve with that one. <img src=” title=”Smile” />

    #6514

    Back on topic, my reasons for putting away a supply of food and water are many. No one reason outweighs the rest. But put them all together and it’s a real concern to me. Even the health department encourages people to get ready incase of a bird flue pandemic. But I have real concerns about the economy and civil strife. Terriorism, remains a concern and in parts of the country, earthquakes (we had some here in Ohio) and storms concern me too. If nothing else some people may lose their jobs in the near future and having some extra food would not hurt.

    I know this sounds like doom and gloom on a nice spring day, but I sleep just a little better knowing that I’m doing what I can and PRAYING for the help of God.

    I really don’t want to debate the above. It is not that I’m afraid to do so. It is more like if I fail to convince someone and nothing bad happens then they win. If I fail to convince someone and something bad happens no one wins.

    #6515

    Bernardine
    Member

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