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Deficit of Attention is a blog about nothing which is a fancy way of saying it's about everything; politics, corporate life, religion, personal rants, you name it, I blog it.

Apocalypse Now

I'm not into hunting and my shooting skills are horrible so target shooting isn't exactly a thrill. Yet I got a FOID (Firearms Owners ID Card)a few years ago on the off chance that I'd want to get a gun someday. I haven't yet because there just didn't seem to be much use for one. Recent events have changed that perception.

In the aftermath of Katrina, I'm imagining a scenario that suddenly makes gun ownership more attractive. Here in Mayberry there isn't much risk of violence and it doesn't seem likely that any of my neighbors would want to cause me or my family any harm. But 80 or 90 miles away in Metropolis I'm quite sure there are people who meet that description.

Let's take a hypothetical scenario, say a terrorist explodes a dirty bomb in Central Metropolis. Maybe the bomb or even any radiation isn't enough to kill very many people but the event causes mass panic. When those people flee the city where are they going to go?

That's right. They're going to come to Mayberry or someplace like it. Since the people of Mayberry and surrounding areas are all pretty decent you can expect that there would be plenty of hospitality. However, if the influx of people became too great you might find conditions not unlike those that exist right now in The Big Easy. (For looters, the nickname of the LA city seems a little ironic.)

It's safe to say that those who are able to protect their homes are going to be much safer than those who aren't. I'm not a good aim but with a shotgun I don't necessarily need to be a good aim. In fact, prominent display of said gun would most likely mean I would never have to use it.

I bought a generator for the possibility of power outages during Y2K. I don't know how likely it is that I'll have to face down hordes of looters but I suspect that I'll start gun shopping soon. It never hurts to be prepared.
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5:39 PM

Hello fellow fisherman,

Did you know that 16% of the U.S. population goes fishing at least 16 days a year?

Did you also know that over 75% of the nations fishermen do not fish during "prime time"; fish feeding hours?

Those precious few moments before twilight can be absolutely magical. Even up until 11pm at night, the largest predators of any species feed ravenously.

Don't believe me? Check out Daniel Eggertsen's story, and a picture of a couple of his catches here : "Evening Secrets plus more"

I want you to do me a favor and try it out so I can see what you think of it, and if it works for you as well as it did for me.

You will be one of the first to try it out.

Gone Fishin',


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