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Posted: 3/31/2006 4:52:33 PM EDT
About 20 questions, bottom line ---> they basically wanted to know how long I expected the gov't to come to my rescue after the next disaster.

24Hrs, 48Hrs, etc.

I told them we have intelligence and stuff - we'll be the last in line and won't be complaining.

How prepared are we?, how many days worth of food, water, drugs, etc. Do we have a generator?

Type of house, how many occupants, aged folks, disaster plan, how much ice do we have on hand during a storm...

What's our income, blah, blah, blah...

I told them the Insurance companies cause the real disasters, as the storm only lasts a few hours.
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 4:56:24 PM EDT
Actually this could be an interesting survey.

I would like to see the results.
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 4:59:11 PM EDT
Also wanted to know where we get our info - TV, Radio....

How much gas we keep in our vehicle as storm approaches?

How much gas do we keep on hand for our generator?

Did we evac the last storm?

Do we know the diff between a watch and a warning...?

What did we do when Katrina/Wilma/etc went by?

Didn't ask about firearms - and I didn't volunteer that info.
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 4:59:17 PM EDT
guns: check
canned food: check
stuff to burn: check
beer: check


i can hold out as long as needed. i don't need the gov't to hold my hand after a disaster. hurricanes should be a good source for natural selection. in NOLA it was good. it killed off a bunch of people too stupid to evacuate a major flooding event and instead choose to stay in a home BELOW SEA LEVEL.
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 5:02:38 PM EDT
Yes, they asked about canned foods too - how many days worth of everything.

Flashlights, batteries, gallons of water per person...

I'll keep adding as I remember.
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 5:07:20 PM EDT
How much, if any damage from the last storm?

Where did we get our info before, during, and after?

Are our insurance records in a safe place?
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 5:07:39 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/31/2006 5:08:10 PM EDT by WildBoar]
You got cased.

(taping foil to head)
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 5:11:21 PM EDT

Originally Posted By WildBoar:
You got cased.

(taping foil to head)




I would agree, but they could have done a better job if they were actually bad guys...

They could have asked about what do we do with valuables, insurance values, firearms, but the questions were pretty lame and they stayed away from much that could have been divulged.

I think my pin number was about the most secret thing they asked.
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 5:16:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Hedonist:

Originally Posted By WildBoar:
You got cased.

(taping foil to head)




I would agree, but they could have done a better job if they were actually bad guys...

They could have asked about what do we do with valuables, insurance values, firearms, but the questions were pretty lame and they stayed away from much that could have been divulged.

I think my pin number was about the most secret thing they asked.



Many foil hatters consider them to be the JBTs of JBTs Well in the 90's they did anyway.
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 5:20:40 PM EDT
It came up on caller ID as KERR AND DOWNS - the market reseach firm that FEMA is paying for the info. A very nice young lady asked me the questions, but first was nice about saying we're doing a survey for FEMA, and we would like your input if it is okay with you -and if now is a bad time we'll call back later.


If I wake up in the AM, and my generator, flashlights, batteries, gasoline and ice are missing - I'll need one of those tin foil hats...
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 5:26:18 PM EDT
My race - White - Hispanic? - No just white...

Household income - 15K, 30K, 50K, 80K+, surprised they didn;t go higher.

I should have told them I voted for Bush, just in case I actually need disaster assistance someday.

I think based on my answers they know I voted that way anyway and I'll likely get a chopper full of munchies landing in the yard as soon as the storm clears.
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 6:18:31 PM EDT

Originally Posted By WildBoar:
You got cased.

(taping foil to head)



Link Posted: 3/31/2006 6:20:31 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Bama-Shooter:

Originally Posted By WildBoar:
You got cased.

(taping foil to head)







Is that the official tin foil man? I would have expected silver.
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 6:23:04 PM EDT
I hope you lied.
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 6:27:53 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/31/2006 6:28:13 PM EDT by pyro6988]
I wouldn't have answered any of their questions or said I was totally unprepared.

I guess my tin foil hat is on too tight.
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 6:29:02 PM EDT
Looking for people to loot
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 7:48:52 PM EDT

Originally Posted By fight4yourrights:
I hope you lied.



Only ARF members lie on these surveys. Mr and Mrs America spills the beans.
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 9:28:31 PM EDT
Was there a magazine subscription you never paid for a long time ago.........
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 10:13:55 PM EDT
Interesting that they are asking you what the expectation is...

Here in New Zealand they set the expectation...
Have three days of food...
www.mcdem.govt.nz/memwebsite.nsf
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 10:38:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Hedonist:

Originally Posted By Bama-Shooter:

Originally Posted By WildBoar:
You got cased.

(taping foil to head)







Is that the official tin foil man? I would have expected silver.



Yeah what gives? Even Glocktalk has a tinfoil hat smiley...

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