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By carlton.tilley ·
Just when you think you have your disaster plan pretty much covered, Wham! You get called up to have a private meeting with your company top officials and a bunch of consultants.

The topic: Can the company disaster plan with stand the initial out break of a civil war?

For many the topic seems almost unimaginable.

To be honest 2 years ago I would have thought such paranoia, was just that - paranoia. I would of just laughed and walked away and thought to my self that some one has forgotten to take there medication today.

Thats not so much the case anymore, For many small to medium sized business owners from the eastern states, southern states & including the majority of the midwestern states in alot of areas they are talking really quietly about the real possobilities of a east-west civil war out break and how survive it and the begining onslaught.

When it comes to matters of this nature I'm a
skeptic. But now; for me the the proof is starting to be come over whelming that the foundation for civil war is being built upon one brick at a time.

The fact reamins that many businesses are quietly preparing. After all the internet was born as a weapon for war. How would you use it to defend and/or advance your business in a civil war?

For some this topic is unimaginable, for otheres it is beoming a fact of life.

Whats your take on this issue?

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What's my take?

by CharlieSpencer In reply to When you thought it was a ...

Freakin' ridiculous. What is this supposed war going to be fought over? Weapons of mass destruction, purchase of nuclear materials, or ties to Al-Queda?

The League of the South, a pro-secessionist organization, doesn't have much a foothold in the Southern public's mindset. The coasts are often portrayed as more liberal than they are, but they are liberal enough not to go to war with each other. The big corporations have offices and customers all over the country, and a war would cause the dollar to drop like a rock, so the business community will actively oppose it.

I suspect it's a concept pushed at security consultant get-togethers under the topic of "Fun and Easy Security 'Threats' to Maximize Consultant Income".

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whats my take

by carlton.tilley In reply to What's my take?

This is not a concept drummed up by a bunch of secrurity consultants with to much time on thier hands.

I dont know of any security consultants in a professional enviroment thats making a full flege marketing campain or even a lousy attempt to covering this issue.

I'm talking about small to medium sized business owners bringing this up on thier own. Actually seeking out services, specifically asking for non american equipment and willing to to pay more for it.

I travel the country quite often and where its talked about. They are saying the same thing in the liberal,KS as they are in Frederick,MD Thats not the league of the south talking. Thats not a few select nut jobs looking to drop out of the union.

We are talking about business owners that are looking to break with american corporations and they have the money to do it along with influcing the local community.

This is not freakin' rediculouse, this is about what the market is starting to reflect our market the technology market.

I'm not the only one picking up on this. From 12:00pm central time untill 9:00pm. on may first all major media tv outlets actully brought up the mention or actually came out and said we could be on the path or put on the path to civil war 23 times. I personally watched it mentioned throught the day 10 times on cnn(Both cnn channels).

I don't think thats rediculouse.
our field is becoming the sounding board of possible changes to come. start to change the technology, you start to change a nation

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My mistake, you did cite some sources.

by Absolutely In reply to whats my take

Sort of. Do you have anything more specific, that I can verify without a time machine? (I wasn't watching any of those 23 programs yesterday, I guess.)

I'm not the only one picking up on this. From 12:00pm central time untill 9:00pm. on may first all major media tv outlets actully brought up the mention or actually came out and said we could be on the path or put on the path to civil war 23 times. I personally watched it mentioned throught the day 10 times on cnn(Both cnn channels).

By verifiable, I mean a web page where the same video is downloadable.

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Are we talking about "Civil War" or "Corporate Wars"

by LocoLobo In reply to whats my take

"We are talking about business owners that are looking to break with american corporations and they have the money to do it along with influcing the local community."

I know US opinion seems more divided nowadays but I still don't get the feeling that we're that far along, yet. The above comment makes me wonder just what you are talking about.

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Are we talking about "Civil War" or "Corporate Wars"

by carlton.tilley In reply to Are we talking about "Civ ...

In my experience it depends on were you are in the country to what the extent of the opion is. To some its either both to others well it's hard to say....but they all share one common message

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My take: Are you making this up?

by Absolutely In reply to When you thought it was a ...

I have not heard that rumor, and I notice that you don't cite any sources.

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You can never be prepared for everything.

by LocoLobo In reply to When you thought it was a ...

If your company is caught in a civil war in any country you have bigger problems than IT disaster recovery, lost people, buildings, etc. If your company is global then by all means go for data redundancy. But if your only widget factory is demolished? Who can afford to build redundant factories. I think Palmetto is correct, The business community would actively oppose such a war.

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I agree with you that there is bigger problems

by carlton.tilley In reply to You can never be prepared ...

I agree with you that there is bigger problems. But when the business community in alot of states are starting to change quitley there idiology along with the employees fueling it.... thats a different story.

I was in portland main last week, The company that I was working for had such a haterd of california people that it was unbelievable and pretty uncomfortable. They had a pretty fair size sign that hung over the receptionist desk that reads: Stop California, Stop Communism. When asked have you ever met anyone from california? No one could answer and they further informed me that no work would be avialible to our business if we worked with any businesses from california.

This was a medium sized family owned business.

Needs less to say we won't be back. But stuff like this catches like wild fire.

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Know where it starts?

by drowningnotwaving In reply to I agree with you that the ...

Wonderful, helpful little books like this:

"Help! Mom! there are Liberals under my bed!"

Not quite as 'in your face' as The Anarchists Cookbook, but the subtle messages, breeding hatred, intolerance and a lack of need to communicate and understand, are right there.

Teach em' young. Cradle to grave contempt.

Is the result really such a surprise to anyone?

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Some other fun titles to share ...

by drowningnotwaving In reply to Know where it starts?

Within a few clicks on Amazon, some wonderful titles to share with the kiddies:

* How to Talk to a Liberal (If You Must): The World According to Ann Coulter

* Help! Mom! The 9th Circuit Nabbed the Nativity (Help! Mom!)

* Help! Mom! Hollywood's in My Hamper! (Help! Mom!)

* Why Mommy Is a Democrat

* The I Hate George W. Bush Reader: Why Dubya Is Wrong About Absolutely Everything

* NO, George, NO! The Re-Parenting of George W. Bush

but my personal favorite is:

* It's Just a Plant: A Children's Story of Marijuana.


To quote the words of a 'reviewer' on Amazon:

Don't worry, you can still explore the lunatic fringe with your children.. it's just a matter of bringing the right tool for the job.

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