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In Topic: SA- post apocalypse

Today, 08:00 AM

Hypothetical.
 
The world has ended as we know it blah blah..we've all watched Mad Max 2
There is no Petroleum products.
 
Were's the best place to locate our community..on a hill? on a river? by the sea?
 

 
Not to beat on you too much Polly, but this is unrealistic.  There will always be "petroleum products" of some sort.  First of all, there is lots and lots of stored oil around the globe and there is a fair amount of refined fuel laying about as well.  I'm trying to envision a scenario where it all goes "poof" suddenly.  I can't.  Oil and fuel will not be the immediate concern - certainly not in the first fews days after the world ending event.  But it will be in short order and the people with the fuel will control much of the future of the world.  Sorta like today, but just more acutely.  
 
Also, it depends on what happened.  If the people just died off in a global plague or were killed by hordes of Zombies like in the Walking Dead - most of the infrastructure and machinery would still be in place.  The oil wells, the oil and gas storage, the cars, the airplanes, the power-plants, electrical grid, etc.  OTOH, if it was messy like in a large scale nookaler war - then that's a different story.  
 
The bottomline is your hypothetical needs a lot more detail in order to properly answer the question.  What caused the apocalypse, how many people are left, what infrastructure - if any is left, what dangers to human survival - other than natural/climate - still exist, etc?

You're Haven't thought about the mutant unicorns and the virus filled fairy dust that smells of strawberries squirted from their horns.

This should be your real concern.

In Topic: I got divorced today.

Yesterday, 10:49 PM

Jeez, got to be one of the first posts from you Woody in years that I could actually read and understand. Have you been getting lessons from Snaggy? Because somethings improved.

Even more weirdly, I actually agree with you.

Best head back to the apocalypse thread, I've seen an omen.

In Topic: I got divorced today.

Yesterday, 10:09 PM

[quote name="some dude" post="5438753" timestamp="1472594516"][quote name="Lark" post="5438598" timestamp="1472586993"][quote name="mad" post="5438508" timestamp="1472582751"][quote name="some dude" post="5438452" timestamp="1472578929"][quote name="DaveK" post="5430825" timestamp="1471961997"][quote name="Bridget666" post="5430782" timestamp="1471958633"]Whatever you do..MAKE A LEGAL WILL!![/quote] That is something I need to do. My ex is actually still listed as the beneficiary on all of my accounts along with insurance. I have no idea who else to list it as. My 19 yo son isn't gonna be it. He's totally fuked up right now. I have an older sister that I could change it too but that really doesn't make sense either so I haven't done anything about it. Kinda weird when your filling out paper work and they ask for an emergency contact and I have no idea who to put there except maybe a good friend of mine.[/quote]Create a trust. Kid is beneficiary but can't collect till he turns 30, 25, 40 (YMMV) sister is trustee. Don't pay a lawyer do it via Legal ZOOM or buy the DIY books from Nolo Prest. But follow ALL the directionsEDIT just read later post. Make someone else the beneficiary. Sisters kids. Surf rider Foundation. Me. But do the trust thing.[/quote]

Whatever you do..MAKE A LEGAL WILL!!
 That is something I need to do. My ex is actually still listed as the beneficiary on all of my accounts along with insurance. I have no idea who else to list it as. My 19 yo son isn't gonna be it. He's totally fuked up right now. I have an older sister that I could change it too but that really doesn't make sense either so I haven't done anything about it. Kinda weird when your filling out paper work and they ask for an emergency contact and I have no idea who to put there except maybe a good friend of mine.
Create a trust. Kid is beneficiary but can't collect till he turns 30, 25, 40 (YMMV) sister is trustee. Don't pay a lawyer do it via Legal ZOOM or buy the DIY books from Nolo Prest. But follow ALL the directionsEDIT just read later post. Make someone else the beneficiary. Sisters kids. Surf rider Foundation. Me. But do the trust thing.
Still doesn't solve the next of kin issue on the paperwork though.[/quote]Pick a cause you believe in, pick the charity with low operating costs. Somebody will appreciate your life (or at least death).[/quote]Make the trust the beneficiary of everything so it's all in one place (and no probate, taxes etc) and make the charity the beneficiary of the trustDoesn't help with the emergency contact though[/quote]

Exactly, somebody's got to tell somebody your dead.
Don't blame me for the quote mess above either.

In Topic: Is there anybody out there?

Yesterday, 10:03 PM

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I find it hard to believe that in all the universe earth has the only sentient life.
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At times it is hard to believe the earth has sentient life.[/quote]
So you've been following the election buildup as well then.[/quote]
Exactly.  As an American in Europe, it is quite embarrassing.[/quote]

Well at least you have the election to blame for being an embarrassing American in Europe at the moment, what do Americans do for the other 3 years when on tour?
Sorry, was just too easy.
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No apology necessary, it's often true. 
 
When I go into a shop in my town here, and the staff hear me try to speak Polish, they often respond in German as we are right across the river/border and many Germans come over to bargain hunt.  It usually annoys me and sometimes I tell them in Polish that I am an American, NOT a German (Nie jestem Niemcem, jestem Amerykaninim!) but at least I am blending in I guess.  Poles are pragmatic, they have some good reasons to dislike the Germans but they love all the money they leave here.[/quote]

When I worked and lived in southern Germany I did the same to avoid most English speaking people.

I had some great nights drinking with the some of the Polish guys there, they used to do 6 month contracts, buy a Mercedes and drive it home.

In Topic: Is there anybody out there?

Yesterday, 09:39 PM

I find it hard to believe that in all the universe earth has the only sentient life.

At times it is hard to believe the earth has sentient life.
So you've been following the election buildup as well then.
Exactly.  As an American in Europe, it is quite embarrassing.

Well at least you have the election to blame for being an embarrassing American in Europe at the moment, what do Americans do for the other 3 years when on tour?





Sorry, was just too easy.