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Re: Fwd: Price of Gas; Now Duct Tape

I'd wondered about the oxygen source, too, Marge.  Some store shelves here
are bare of plastic and duct tape, though.  And worse, people are buying
World War II surplus gas masks.  I wonder if citizens think their local
governments aren't doing enough, thus the panic?  Or if people just have no
idea how to protect themselves and are grasping at straws.  Seems like
information on how to decontaminate your family, or how to treat victims, if
only to make them comfortable, would be more useful.

On the other hand, I guess the companies that manufacture duct tape and
plastic, and the stores that sell it, are having and economic upturn (wicked
grin).  And those supplies would be useful if one's windows were blown out
or the roof leaked.

I'll apologize in advance; I don't mean to offend anyone, I just make jokes
to relieve my own fear and stress!


----- Original Message -----
From: "Marge Talt" <mtalt@hort.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:09 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Fwd: Price of Gas; Now Duct Tape

> No, I am most definitely NOT, Scottie.  And, I am highly annoyed at
> this 'sky is falling' panic buying because it's making it difficult
> for me to get my normal cases of spring water (to which I am
> addicted).  The plastic and duct tape is ridiculous.  As was pointed
> out in a letter to the editor in the Wash. Post, by someone whose
> head is attached correctly...if a person did succeed in sealing their
> abode enough to prevent any type of poison gas or other airborne
> contaminant, they would then be excluding oxygen and soon die from
> lack thereof.  Well, our sainted admin. can only cry 'wolf' so
> often......
> Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
> mtalt@hort.net
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> > From: Scottie Baugh <scottieb@mindspring.com>
> >
> > With my Kroger card at the grocery store, paid $1.49.9 for
> "regular" Monday
> > (2/10) in League City, TX (just south of Houston).  But it's gone
> up since
> > then.
> >
> > I'm curious, is anybody buying plastic and duct tape?  We're not as
> we can't
> > possibly seal the boat; we already have all the other items on the
> list as
> > part of the permanent hurricane kit.
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