|The base image of the Condom Dispenser was taken from Cheaperthandirt.com|
The situation is fluid and it is still just a little bit early to make plans beyond "Stay warm", "Stay hydrated", "Don't exsanguinate", "keep your blood-sugar levels healthy" and so on.
"...forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespassed against us..." is a high burden.
There is some variation in how various Christians seek forgiveness from the Almighty. In the Catholic tradition, we are taught that we must accept responsibility for our sins (i.e. we must acknowledge that WE sinned and not try to weasel out blaming our circumstances) .AND. we must vow to "sin no more" which translates into "strenuously resist the circumstances that led us to sin and resist the act of sinning itself".
I have zero evidence that those who trespassed against meet either condition. In fact, they are cheerfully doubling down. I will never be invited to the Vatican to teach theology, but their actions free me from the requirement that I forgive them, at least until they change or they are in a position where they can no longer injure me and mine.
We got two gates hung on Sprite's horse shed. It only took three hours and one trip to TSC to get the funky bolts used to hang farm gates. Her shed has utility poles in the corners so it was easy to drill holes and run the bolts in.
She will feed corn to the critters every evening and on Friday we will shut the gates behind them.
Right now it is not illegal to transfer certain kinds of merchandise. It might be in the near future.
You could bury it in a hole but you might forget the location. Or you might be "unavailable" to identify where they were buried. Or the items might become rusty. A better alternative might be to distribute any extras in your inventory to younger people you trust.
The sucky thing about giving young people items is they trade them, sell them, lose them and so-on. Many of them move frequently. They also have chaotic personal lives. Their current S.O. might be fine with the items you transfer but the next one might not be.
Disassembly? You might think that you can avoid breaking the law by disassembling the soon-to-be-forbidden items but you would be wrong. I was informed that case-law recognizes that dodge and you would still get whacked if all of the necessary items are in your possession. The expert did not elaborate regarding how "out of my possession" the components would have to be.
"I don't know anything"
"I don't know anything" is the first step to true wisdom.
I heard those words come out of Kubota's mouth today and it gives me hope.
The best way to win a bar-fight is to not be there
Joe's corollary: Hand-grenades are not a viable option during a knife-fight in a phone booth.