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  • #23655

    Crow Bar
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  • #23674

    Whirlibird
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    No surprise, most municipalities I know of are looking at large numbers of senior people who are aging out.

    My own district had two retire last year and three more within the next two years. Thats five out of 28 full time employees.

    Most large metropolitan police departments have @200 officers retire yearly.

     

  • #23680

    Crow Bar
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    I thought the,

    while 80% of Americans live in urban areas, only 12% said they want to live there. Asked where they would live if they had their choice, the top response was a rural area.

    was interesting.

    I have lived in a few major metro areas. While I did like some of the things the big city offered, glad to be out of there.

  • #23682

    Tolik
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    I’ve traveled all over the country , and I cant recommend any big city , in any state . They all stink . Some are worse than others , but its a universal bag of dung , when you get too many people , in any one area .

  • #23693

    Optimist
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    Calhoun called ’em behavioral sinks when he studied rodent populations back in the 1950s and 60s.  If the power goes off and the trucks stop coming, a major urban center is going to be a death trap.

  • #23704

    Grizzlyette Adams
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    Some thoughts in reference to the quote, “…while 80% of Americans live in urban areas, only 12% said they want to live there. Asked where they would live if they had their choice, the top response was a rural area.”

    I would imagine the large majority of those who live in urban areas (but don’t really want to) may feel trapped there because of economics/jobs or medical reasons.

    I keenly understand the medical reasons, because rural communities don’t have the pull to attract top-notch medical professionals that cities do. Almost every time that I have sought medical care in a rural facility, I am reminded why the medical industry is one of the leading causes of death in America. I am pretty sure the statistics are far worse in the rurals than in the cities.

    Even so, I would rather die in my wilderness area than in a city…

  • #23717

    Crow Bar
    Keymaster

    Well said Grizzlyette Adams.

    I took a Wilderness EMT course through NOLS.

    If you want to see what medical treatment will be like post SHTF, that is it right there.

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