If this thread bothers you, why are you even looking at it?
I think you misunderstood me. The tough part about online messages is that you can't hear the tone in which it's conveyed.
I am interested. Much more than the average person. HB commented, " I am getting tired of doing this. Anybody else want to do it?" I was sympathizing and trying to say that most people don't care and trying to find people willing to take the time to try to warn others will be tough.
I spent some time in Emergency Management. That was why I was so angry that FEMA got blamed for many of the mistakes during Katrina. While many mistakes were made, FEMA actually did a pretty good job and it was the State level government that boogered things up badly. Changes were made and, IMO, not for the better. But again, I noticed that most people didn't care. Even after a really good earthquake, people will vow to prepare but within weeks it's forgotten. I've seen some incredible scenarios about "the big one" here. I still keep a map of the fault lines in western Washington.
So I'm a bit jaded when it comes to people preparing for disasters and trying to be self sufficient. Too many people think that when disaster strikes, the Government or the Red Cross will be there within hours to take care of them. The reality is that it will be days to weeks before help starts to trickle in.