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Vote -1 Vote +1Randy
August 11, 2010 at 7:08 am

This episode seemed to be all about psychology. The shower is a “feel good” ,morale booster. I do agree that they have other,more pressing issues to work out, a shower is a worthwhile project. I dare say that a still would be an even better project, given the Trader’s reaction to the vodka…moonshine was a form of currency in the early days of our country, and I’d be willing to bet, it’ll hold up against any dollar! In a survive and rebuid situation, such as the show, the colonists are being foolish…here’s how: when the new folks showed up, instead of “get my knife!” , I think they should have played their situation down (we don’t have that much …) and found out what these newcomers had to offer the group in terms if resources and skills. You could be throwing out a doctor, a skilled hunter, etc., etc., and if you intend to rebuild, you’re going to need these skills. In the end, it wouldn’t be an issue if they had the proper security measures in place to begin with…

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Vote -1 Vote +1john
August 12, 2010 at 2:04 pm

any type of alcohol vadka with be a form of currency onto its own and security needs to be upgraded and taken serously and if u dont i are just as good and being kicked out of your own shelter thats why this experiment needs to go one step further and be given soft air rilfes that make the experiment very realistic we need to incorporate all aspects of security no matter how distasteful it is guns are going to be the True key to survival from angry mobs and mauraders

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Vote -1 Vote +1David Morris
August 14, 2010 at 2:34 pm

Hey John. Good stuff. You’re right on the alcohol, but for “The Colony” they still have to abide by ATF rules. Making wine and beer may be legal, but distilling spirits is not.

You’re right on guns. The only way to insure peace when negotiating and strategic appeasement don’t work is the ability to and willingness to use superior force…ideally in the form of firepower.

“Si vis pacem, para bellum” is the Latin saying, “To insure peace, prepare for war.” This is where the name for the 9mm parabellum comes from.

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Vote -1 Vote +1Mathew
August 13, 2010 at 9:29 am

The scavenging mission, although a good idea seemed to go south to me.

When they chose their target building, it seemed pretty obvious to me that it had signs of post disaster construction and was likely in another groups area of influence. Yet, they proceeded inside to scavenge. This hardly seems like a good foundation for relations with other groups in the area. After members of the other group showed up and said “thats ours!” and “put that back!” they fled with their goods.

These at least were the scenes they showed.

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Vote -1 Vote +1andrea
August 15, 2010 at 1:23 pm

We have all heard the saying,”you can win a battle but lose the war. If someone stronger than you comes for something you have, and it’s all that you have, you will be forced to defend it, maybe with your life. But if you have spread out your resources, you might be better off withdrawing from the fray knowing you have not lost everything, and still have the means to survive.” the better part of valour is descretion” ” Do not put all your eggs in one basket” The persom that thinks things out and doen’t depend entirely on power , will always come out on top! Andrea

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Vote -1 Vote +1Valerie Bate
August 15, 2010 at 2:38 pm

This was the first week I had watched the Colony and my first thought was how angry I would be not to be able to get home where i am a thousand times more prepared than where they are. I am nowhere near where I would like to be but….
I was watching some of the mistakes they made and I realized that the skills I have been learning in the last few years would be invaluable. I completely concur with David’s opinion about skills. Tonight I am having a family meeting to start going over this stuff with my family. One of my daughters gets “it” but my other kids just roll their eyes at me…..wish me luck!

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Vote -1 Vote +1Marcia
August 16, 2010 at 8:34 am

I agree with Matthew. As soon as they realized they had taken someone else’s stuff, they should have dropped it and said sorry man, we are leaving. Also, in an earlier episode, I could not believe they killed that snake but did not eat it. What a waste of resources and life! I do think this second season is better than the first and more challenging to the volunteers. They can only go so far with the violence so that no one really gets hurt or killed. I think they are making it pretty realistic and it is a great teaching tool. I look forward to it every week!

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Vote -1 Vote +1James
August 16, 2010 at 12:37 pm

Hello Everyone
Like you I have been watching the new season of the colony and I have to admit. I like this season a lot better, simply because the marauders actually got to mace the colony group. The biggest question, I would like to ask is why didn’t the supposed contract company who was paid to set up a safe haven for them, have a better system to include armed guards set in place? What are they trying to tell us, no matter how many millions of dollars their getting paid to create a safe haven, don’t expect anything except the barest necessity. Also just a thought mind you, if said company who is responsible for your care and safety dumps you in an area, knowing full well of the high level of dangers awaiting you and thus decreasing your chances of survival. Would that not be considered a form of premeditated murder?

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Vote -1 Vote +1Brian
August 17, 2010 at 12:13 pm

I can tell you from 20 years experience building military and private shelters and fortified homes, for $1m you can get almost all of the bells and extras in a shelter.
We have numerous shelters being built from the KSA to CA and they all have more in them than the colony.
Brian

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Vote -1 Vote +1Greg Anning
June 29, 2012 at 8:01 am

Wow; this is very nice ! .. Greg Anning

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