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    Zman's Compound: Apply Here

    Quote Originally posted by imaplanner View post
    I am now convinced that a majority of Americans are complete idiots.
    Yes, and the end is near!

    It'll be fun to watch. I may open a compound in a distant mountain valley soon...

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    Maister: split from RTDNTOTO6
    Last edited by Maister; 28 Jan 2011 at 4:26 PM.
    You get all squeezed up inside/Like the days were carved in stone/You get all wired up inside/And it's bad to be alone

    You can go out, you can take a ride/And when you get out on your own/You get all smoothed out inside/And it's good to be alone
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    Quote Originally posted by zmanPLAN View post
    Yes, and the end is near!

    It'll be fun to watch. I may open a compound in a distant mountain valley soon...
    Send me the GPS coordinates when you get settled. The family and I will join you...
    "I'm very important. I have many leather-bound books and my apartment smells of rich mahogany"

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    Quote Originally posted by zmanPLAN View post
    Yes, and the end is near!

    It'll be fun to watch. I may open a compound in a distant mountain valley soon...
    Can I come too? I am a wicked outdoors-woman. Fire-starter master. Great cook. Decent shot too. I'll pull my own weight.

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    Quote Originally posted by zmanPLAN View post
    Yes, and the end is near!

    It'll be fun to watch. I may open a compound in a distant mountain valley soon...
    I would like to come as well. I'm an award winning home brewer and have also been known to grow really good, um..... tomatoes.
    Children in the back seat can cause accidents - and vice versa.

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    Although my hygiene is at times questionable and have been known to act manic on occasion, I believe these faults are more than compensated by my proven skill to grow almost anything food (or medicinal herb) related. I also qualified as a rifle 'Expert' with an M-16 and can part the hair of an over-reaching gubmint bureaucrat at 500 meters.
    Last edited by Maister; 28 Jan 2011 at 4:35 PM.

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    I do not condone the growing of... tomatoes... so I'll live the mountain over and man a warning torch for incoming invaders from the next valley over.

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    I'm not good at anything. I just think Z-man is a pretty cool dude and I'd like to have some beers with him.

    Wait, I'm a pretty good cook.
    "I'm very important. I have many leather-bound books and my apartment smells of rich mahogany"

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    We should adopt our Cyburbia names upon entering The Compound, like the survivors in the 3rd Resident Evil.

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    Commander Wahday says:

    We may be purchasing 20 acres in the Zuni mountains soon, so you all are welcome there. Its very defensible and has lots of deer (and bear, mountain lions, coyote and fox - but they're not as tasty)

    Otherwise, I can cook, am fairly handy, a good shot, a skilled gardener and can dress a chicken!
    The purpose of life is a life of purpose

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    Quote Originally posted by wahday View post

    I [snip] can dress a chicken!


    that's an odd hobby.
    Children in the back seat can cause accidents - and vice versa.

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    I'll live in my van down by the river!
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    Quote Originally posted by imaplanner View post
    that's an odd hobby.
    Don't knock it 'til you try it - they're sooo cute in those little outfits!
    The purpose of life is a life of purpose

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    I'm in. I love camping and am pretty good at it. I have some marksmanship skills and survival from being in the military, too. I'll even wrestle some bears if needed.
    "When life gives you lemons, just say 'No thanks'." - Henry Rollins

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    Quote Originally posted by Rygor View post
    I'm in. I love camping and am pretty good at it. I have some marksmanship skills and survival from being in the military, too. I'll even wrestle some bears if needed.
    Say what?

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    I'm not particularly good at anything "survival-y" but in the event of attack from another group I would present a big target and may draw their fire. So can I come to the compound?
    "...I would never try to tick Hink off. He kinda intimidates me. He's quite butch, you know." - Maister

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    Every compound needs a secret password that will allow entry. I would assume that the password is.....

    knute

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    I'm appalled at what I'm reading here. Appalled, I tell you. Aren't we all planners? Mostly? Anyway, I've yet to see a plan for this valley compound. And there's some poor planning right there: you want to have a compound on the high ground, not down in the valley where they pick you off.

    I think a charrette might be in order.
    Last edited by Otis; 28 Jan 2011 at 7:06 PM.

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    humming Donald Fagen, great video

    "we've got provisions, and lots of beer, we've got to have some music in the New Frontier"

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVy0ZVQcl7E

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    Quote Originally posted by Otis View post
    I think a charrette might be in order.
    Over some in the evening or in the morning ?
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    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
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    I already have a compound deep in the Huron National Forest. Its a Knotty-Pine cabin with 'cathedral cielings' I'd be able to add on if need be.
    We hope for better things; it will arise from the ashes - Fr Gabriel Richard 1805

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    Quote Originally posted by Otis View post

    I think a charrette might be in order.
    Can we wait until I succumb to the spam mail and get my certification from the National Charrette Institute?
    Children in the back seat can cause accidents - and vice versa.

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    Quote Originally posted by imaplanner View post
    Can we wait until I succumb to the spam mail and get my certification from the National Charrette Institute?
    Depends on how fast the handbasket gets here.

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    Quote Originally posted by JNA View post
    Over some in the evening or in the morning ?
    I don't drink so it is. More likely And would be OK too.

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    Quote Originally posted by zmanPLAN View post
    Yes, and the end is near!
    Staff in my department received a number of calls today with someone, possibly a recorded message, stating "the end is near!". I was slightly concerned until I realized it was a personal invitation to the compound. Thanks, you rock!

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    Quote Originally posted by zmanPLAN View post
    Yes, and the end is near!

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    btw zman - its nice to see you coming around to the lightning bolt. Gotta love the bolts
    Children in the back seat can cause accidents - and vice versa.

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