Why bury anything if....greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
sophisticated technology (radar) already exists to detect objects in the dark, underground, etc? How is it possible to hide anything, including ourselves? Would someone please explain the reasons pro & con? Also, it seems to me that if the time comes when the "rabble-rousers" are rounded up, won't the rural areas be the first place "they" look? Thanks for all contributions. Mary
-- Mary (SWEEP6@prodigy.net), January 30, 1999
Relax! We still have some form of law here and if they cannot (don't want to bother to...) come and arrest me for being political then they are not likely to bother you. It takes a fair amount of effort to control people and the boogie man is not going to bother with people who are minding the law and minding their own business. If you have never done it before call your local police station and ask that an officer come by for a talk. Tell them you are frightened or something. You will find that they are very interested in the community and not bad people. Please do not accuse me of being a cop or whatever. I just want people to relax and continue with their own business without fear.
-- freeman (email@example.com), January 30, 1999.
For what it's worth, ground penetrating radar uses a lot of computing power to perform its image processing magic. And guess what won't work 'cause it's processor dies due to Y2K? Yes, that and all the CAT Scan and MRI systems that all use the same internal devices. Shame about thos medical imaging systems, fitting justice about the high- tech vittles-finders.
-- Wildweasel (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 30, 1999.
"Also, it seems to me that if the time comes when the "rabble-rousers" are rounded up, won't the rural areas be the first place "they" look?"
Yes, Mar, I hear the hills of Western NC is the first place they'll look. If they want to come back looking like swiss cheese that is...
-- a (email@example.com), January 30, 1999.
freeman - My question was in response to the many posts I've seen lately advocating that we bury some of our supplies. I also remember hearing that the Viet Cong were able to survive much of the war because they had built hundreds of miles of tunnels to which they retreated during our bombing attacks. Because of the VC success in protecting themselves this way, it seems a sensible option to prepare a hiding place underground in case of... whatever. I am not panicking, but many "experts" on this forum have also indicated there is a strong possibility of "friendly fire" during the chaos and scapegoats will need to be found and dealt with. In my preparations I don't want to miss a step. So my question still is, will buried food, money and underground hiding places be safe, vis a vis, the sophisticated radar already in use? Mary
-- Mary (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 30, 1999.
Relax, chill, setaspell wit yore feet up.
Nothing is set in stone, if you are fearful, to bury can help with the fear. Some think it is smart, some think it is silly.
Read, consider, act in accordance with how YOU feel. If underground stashes make you feel kooky, doan doit. If it makes you feel better, indulge!
Remember, in the long run, everybody pays the piper, this (life) is all temporary. (although sometimes painful and scary)
If this post sounds a bit blase for me, it is because after dealing with it for this long, I have gone from abject terror to Que Sera Sera, ya do what ya can with what ya can when ya can. After that, it is outta your hands. Don't roll over and die, but don't spoil today with excessive fear about tomorrow.
Of course, I might feel differently tomorrow.
-- Uncle Deedah (email@example.com), January 30, 1999.
ground penetrating radar, besides being computer resource intensive, also is susceptible to 'noise' - stuff that would mess with the signal. If you're going to bury stuff, bury it where there is a lot of natural (i.e. magnetic sand, large concentrations of iron ore, etc), or man-made (i.e. locations of old junk piles, old railroad beds, sections of abandoned sewer pipes, old wells, etc.) interference.
as far as looking in rural areas - well sure, they'd probably like to, but their resources are going to be stretched to the limit just keeping the cities under control...most likely their assets availabe for use in rural areas will be few and far between.
Remember that God only expects us to do what we can, not what we can't...that's where faith comes in.
-- Arlin H. Adams (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 30, 1999.
I could tell you but I'd have to kill you!
-- Tman (Tman@justkidding.com), January 31, 1999.
Hide your stuff on public property in rural areas. In our area they are always putting in a new bridge or dam or conservation lake. These areas are freshly disturbed dirt which when reseeded will not be touched by the gov. for years. To keep the searchers busy scatter old nails or metal chips from a machine shop over areas where you have not hidden anything. Have fun. Don't worry. Be Happy!
-- GiJoe (Thelastdays@the.party), January 31, 1999.