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How To Survive The War

How To Survive The War A general view shows damaged buildings and debris in Deir al-Zor, June 13, 2013.Picture taken June 13, 2013. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi (SYRIA – Tags: CONFLICT) – RTX10N7S

One might never know exactly the day when war comes to your homeland, leaving you no choice but to grab a few things and run – if you are lucky. It happens unexpectedly: events are moving so fast, have such an immediate and strong negative impact on your life, even though you are far from the epicenter. War dramatically overturns usual way of life, since you never expect anything as terrible as it is in reality, never guess the extent of an imminent disaster. Since then every first day of your life is war, with all deaths, terrors, looting, famine, soldiers, casualties, and increasing physical fear.

Caught unawares, civilians have to leave their homes in search of either hospitable land to wait through or remain home, hiding in a less hospitable bomb-shelter. Most of the people choose to abandon their homes and seek refuge in the remaining peaceful parts of the state or move to neighboring countries. The decision is tough, but obvious: protecting your own nest is a right impulse, but it must not overlap the selfpreservation instinct. Due to applications of guided missiles, the destructive capacities of conventional weapons have increased drastically. Thus, the value of human life has decreased tragically.

There are several advice from those survived in the war zone to give you a clear insight of how to behave in wartime:

1. Search for and remember the location of all bombs-shelters in your area, make sure they are accessible and have enough room for every family member. Owing to underground bomb shelter arrangement, an intense humidity allows to keep canned food (lots of water, beef, pork, vegetables, and fruit), tea, pasta, flour, oil, salt and sugar without refrigerator for the relatively long time. Prepare flashlights, matches, and candles; plaids, blankets, and a cushion; saucepan and pot to cook on fire and boil water; personal hygienic items and first aid kit.

2. Watch your relatives closely, do not lose sight of them during the day; especially kids should be taken over the control 24 hours a day. If you did not have a chance to flee your home, do everything possible and impossible to provide both physical and psychological protection to your family. Do not allow them to see people suffering and hear cries for help. It is important to keep composure and encourage people around you to hope for the best, because this is the only right direction for psychological adjustment.

3. Keep your phone charged all the time, try not to waste battery power and save for an emergency. Do not let the battery drain, recharge frequently, as far as possible. Due to the hostilities, the system voltage may continuously appear and disappear. Fill with tap water all available reservoirs: jars, saucepans, basins, buckets, etc. Water is probably the most important substance during the wartime, of permanent shortage.

4. Make sure you have enough provisions for all family members for a specified period, during which you do not have to think of what to feed the children. Make purchases on the wholesale markets, which is cheaper than retail acquisitions. Count every penny, because you obviously have no job and the future prospects are difficult. In addition, any conflict area suffers from economic blockade, with all the negative consequences for your already very limited budget. Get ready for the total deficit of the food, fuel, and other daily necessities.

5. Change your habits, become unpretentious, economical, and enduring. Learn to leave off many usual things, such as the Internet, rich and fancy food, gadgets, fashion, regular socializing, and all the signs of usual daily routine, which you thought was boring. Learn to accept the war as a significant part of your current being, since your life will never be the way it used to before the war.

6. Remember: there are many indigent people around, who urgently need your sympathy and protection. Share everything you do not urgently need, like some groceries and canned fish/meat, good conditioned clothes and shoes for kids and adults, good old toys and books. You can live without a heap of rags permanently squeezing your wardrobe and feel better helping out.

7. Learn the specifics of communication with armed individuals, who aim and get used to kill the same human beings. They are running the show, not you, regardless the rank and influence you had in civil life. Keep up with their requests and follow their advice, because they naturally have at disposal a broader image of the existing circumstances in the war zone. Even if you do not support them and your heart and mind resist, never demonstrate it, never stir up a discussion and never let it involve yourself. If it is impossible to support soldiers, at least do not jeopardize your family and keep neutral.

8. Do not trust television/radio broadcasts, because there is no objective reality in the war. If the very notion of objectivity no longer exists, it means that all stories are equally true. To distinguish more evident and obvious story from fake, you should apply your own personal experience. Remember: modern war is not only conventional confrontation but also confrontation in politics and information field.

9. Prepare your car for a long journey through outside the warzone: inflate all tires, check the oil level, empty the trunk, put the toolkit in, tire inflator, a can for gas, check a spare tire, and fill up the tank. Do the vehicle inspection to prevent an unexpected breakdown on the way to peaceful life.

10. Remember: your paramount goal is to save your family, their lives, and your own. Do not risk for no reason, never hurry and follow the designated itinerary: there could be minefields along the roadside, unexploded missiles, and hidden grenades.

War changes human personality definitively and irrevocably, for your surroundings luckily avoided war, you will not be the same any longer. Independently of the age, your outlook has radically altered. To survive the war would be the most challenging task you had accomplished, but not the last. You would have to subdue the memories, or even erase them all connected with the war to continue your new old boring life in harmony with yourself and surroundings.

Burglary Reduction Month

In case you haven’t heard yet, we’ve just entered Burglary Reduction Month.

That’s right. This crime is so popular in the USA, they had to dedicate a whole month to making this cause more visible.Cause that’s what it’s all about.

Not about ACTUAL crime reduction.

 After all, if burglars are walking safely on the streets of your neighborhood as you’re reading this, they’re not going to stop in their tracks just because someone named August “Burglary Reduction Month”.

Let’s face it: this is not a sustained effort to try and eradicate the problem. This whole fuss is all about making US citizens understand…


And it ain’t easy to solve.

In fact, it’s damn hard to even keep it under control! With all the “efforts” and “strategies” planned and implemented “by the book”… the Police can barely keep track of the number of burglary cases (let’s not even mention how well they handle burglars themselves!).

However, the cases they could keep track of have increased in number by the year. In 2009, there was a 2% increase, compared to 2005. It may not seem like a big deal at first, but when you see the exact number of cases we’re actually dealing with — 2,199,125 burglaries in just one year! — it makes you start wondering if you shouldn’t be living in a bunker by now.

And wait till you see the bigger picture: compared to 2000, there has been a 9% increase by 2009! This means burglary keeps getting the “Miss Congeniality” award with more votes every year.

It’s so hip, that designed an info-graphic about burglary rates in the US. Here it is:

Better watch out for the Boogie Man, ’cause he strikes every 14.6 seconds!

Now, when I first saw this picture, I couldn’t help but ask myself: what the hell is going on? Can no one put a stop to this nightmare? Can no one protect American citizens anymore?

But then a couple of days ago, I found the answer to these disturbing questions in the news. And it looked this way:

Wait a second… a guy just breaks into a police car and steals their guns? If it weren’t so tragic, I’d probably find myself laughing at this Hollywood-comedy-type-of-situation.

But the truth is harsh: our Police Force doesn’t have the authority it once had.

And how could it, when the media is raging with news about cops who’ve been playing on the other side? Let me just give you some examples: revealed a youtube video where a NYPD cop is stealing money from a woman’s car! Here’s the video, if you don’t believe me:

And that’s just the tip of the iceberg!

On July, 27, a cop got accused for stealing someone’s iPhone from the scene of a drunken-driving crash. And another one was caught stealing hundreds of dollars in cash and goods from a hotel. Yes, that’s how low it goes!

But these are just petty crimes no one even gives a damn about. So let’s see the big ones:

So what could you possibly expect from burglars when policemen shamelessly steal from taxpayers. From injured people. From crime scenes. From hotel rooms.

And they don’t just steal money! Recently, a cop got accused for tampering with drugs from the department property room. Guess what he did. He pleaded not guilty. And got temporarily released pending an investigation.

Now listen up!

I’m not saying this is the rule. I’m saying these cases are the exceptions that make it on tv. You don’t see good cops on the screen, saving lives like they usually do.

No, because the media only feeds us with the “sensational” stuff. The circus. The horror show. And, unfortunately, that’s what guides the society.

And when the cat’s away, the mice will play. So when the Police Force loses its authority, criminals go wild! They get cocky, they get armed, they get organized. And they’re coming for you and me.

So let me jump to a pretty sad conclusion: it’s a mad, mad world out there. And it’s only going to get worse by the year, as proven so far. Now here’s my advice to you: don’t wait for a miracle to happen. Take measures and protect your own family. It’s the only thing left to do now.

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By Alec Deacon