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  1. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    woke up this morning thinking about the time there was a guy with a gun outside our house shooting at the property across the street and honking his horn. this was 30 years ago and i was not familiar with the sound of gunfire from smaller cal. arms. the family around the corner and down the...
  2. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Sorry to quote Wikipedia for the reference, but it was the quickest find. Normalcy Bias: "The normalcy bias refers to an extreme mental state people enter when facing a disaster. It causes people to underestimate both the possibility of a disaster occurring and its possible effects. This often...
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