Americans as Refugees in Their Own Country

Refugees
American Refugees in the aftemath of Hurricane Katrina
This blog post isn’t necessarily about “proving” that John Titor was a real time traveler.  No, it’s about the other side of the equation:  “SO WHAT?”
We now find ourselves 12 years later and armed with real research and real information (not speculation, but fact-supported evidence) that I present in Conviction of a Time Traveler.  We can now make a reasonably informed decision that Titor was telling at least one thing truthfully:  Time Travel is real, it’s happening now and John and his team were making use of that technology.
  Given that we have solid information that shows that John was a real time traveler, now we can turn our attention to the overt message John gave us in 2000; and this is the actual reason for writing Conviction of a Time Traveler and this blog.
   In 2001, John gave us warnings about our future.  Rather than getting all caught up in the details of those warnings, we can look at the overarching reason for those warnings.  At its core, what did John want us to do with this information he gave us?  The answer is:   
Prepare
 And this was the core reason for writing the book:  To counteract the uninformed and bad information by debunkers trying to convince people to ignore John’s statements and warnings.  I have to wonder:  When the time comes, how many people will die or find themselves in dire straits that they otherwise would have avoided if the debunkers had not convinced them to not get ready?  Will the debunkers out there feel any guilt?  All I can hope is that the information I provide will give people a reason to get ready; put some food aside, store water, just some simple charcoal or propane to boil water.  Preparation can be a simple thing, it doesn’t have to be hard or costly.
  Personally, I have taken this message to heart and, since I realized I was reading the words of an actual real time traveler, have been preparing for what’s coming. 
  And finally, we get to the topic of this post.  A good example of what we can expect from the event that’s coming might be seen in what is happening in the northeast of the United States right now.  For those who might not know, a series of extremely serious storms has just gone through leaving destruction in its wake. 

Current Drudge Headline:  DC To Be Dark For Days
  On a personal level, what this has meant for the people living in the area is that, currently there are over3 million people without electricity.  On a larger scale, the fact that individual households don’t have electricity is not the end of the effects of no electricity.  Remember:  gas pumps run on electricity.  No electricity means no fuel.  No fuel means no trucks restocking grocery stores.  No restocked grocery stores mean people going without food.  Likewise, no electricity puts a municipal water supply in danger as well.  No electricity means no pumping stations.  No pumping stations means no water coming out of the tap.  Can your household honestly withstand an interruption of electricity longer than 5 days?  Would you rather turn this catastrophe into an annoyance?
  I would recommend reading the news stories coming out of the northeast right now and pay particular attention to the personal stories of people coping with this temporary interruption in civilization.  Look to see what, in a practical sense, no electricity for longer than 3 days really means.
  One story I heard was how after the storms had cleared, there were over 200 in line at a Starbucks Kiosk at a grocery store hoping to get something to eat and something to drink.  200!  The question you should ask yourself is:  How long are you willing to wait in line in the hot sun for a bottle of water?  What about your family?
Lack of Electricity means no working fuel pumps

  In another story, which you can read here, a man attempted to drive to find food and water only to run out of gas because none of the gas stations could pump gas without electricity!  On a personal note, it is for THIS REASON (based on John’s own posts, no less) that I  carry a full gas container in my trunk.  We don’t know (generally speaking) when the event will hit us.  Preparing beforehand is KEY.

Let’s be honest with ourselves, residents of DC: We’re kind of jerks to one another when the power’s out in our homes and we have to go to coffee shops just to charge our laptops and cell phones. (It’s understandable, just sort of weirdly cutthroat.) I’ve personally seen this dynamic at half a dozen places today, including a Barnes & Noble full of people laying on the floor trying to keep their laptops charged while their power was out. It doesn’t have to be like this though. Want to make friends today? Bring a power strip with you to Panera. (photo by edkohler) — Ernie @ SFB  An interesting after effect of going without electricity is how people cope.  Nice to see even in the midst of a temporary (for now) breakdown in civilization, humor can still be found.

  When I decided to finally start preparing for what John predicted for us, my initial goal was to withstand the initial shock of an interruption in civilization.  This meant storing up water and food in the form of water bottles and MRE’s.  With only a small amount of time and money, I was prepared to withstand most any interruption for two weeks.  I then slowly built on this foundation and now find myself fairly well situated.  It would now be highly unlikely to ever see me in a line with other refugees (as those in DC at the Starbucks kiosk!) waiting for water and food handed out by the military.

  My goal was to be able to weather the initial shock of the event.  I am now well on my way in turning a catastrophe into an annoyance.  In the coming weeks, I will share with you strategies that I use to get ready.  Please feel free to comment and ask questions. 

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