Monday, January 10, 2011

An Interesting Thought light of the recent snowy weather all over the United States, and the threat of other disasters that could theoretically trap one inside one's home, like... say,
* hungry wolves surrounding your house (Little House on the Prairie),
* a mudslide trapping you ( Columbia this past December.
* mutant zombie hoardes showing up  (I am Legend)
* government taxation on air (*See below) wonders how long one could survive.

Based upon the following quizlet*, with amazingly thorough and penetrating questions (not),

How Long Could You Survive Trapped In Your Own Home?

Not too bad I guess for a household of seven people.  But, this is only if we boil and eat our leather coats and shoes and possibly our pets, under which circumstances I'm thinking I'd settle for two hundred days and call it good. 

** A partial list of the various ways in which citizens of the US are taxed:

•Accounts Receivable Tax
•Building Permit Tax
•Capital Gains Tax
•CDL license Tax
•Cigarette Tax
•Corporate Income Tax
•Court Fines (indirect taxes)
•Deficit spending
•Dog License Tax
•Federal Income Tax
•Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)
•Fishing License Tax
•Food License Tax
•Fuel permit tax
•Gasoline Tax
•Hunting License Tax
•Inheritance Tax Interest expense (tax on the money)
•Inventory tax IRS Interest Charges (tax on top of tax)
•IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax)
•Liquor Tax
•Local Income Tax
•Luxury Taxes
•Marriage License Tax
•Medicare Tax
•Property Tax
•Real Estate Tax
•Septic Permit Tax
•Service Charge Taxes
•Social Security Tax
•Road Usage Taxes (Truckers)
•Sales Taxes
•Recreational Vehicle Tax
•Road Toll Booth Taxes
•School Tax
•State Income Tax
•State Unemployment Tax (SUTA)
•Telephone federal excise tax
•Telephone federal universal service fee tax
•Telephone federal, state and local surcharge taxes
•Telephone minimum usage surcharge tax
•Telephone recurring and non-recurring charges tax
•Telephone state and local tax
•Telephone usage charge tax
•Toll Bridge Taxes
•Toll Tunnel Taxes
•Traffic Fines (indirect taxation)
•Trailer Registration Tax
•Utility Taxes
•Vehicle License Registration Tax
•Vehicle Sales Tax
•Watercraft Registration Tax
•Well Permit Tax
•Workers Compensation Tax
(From here)
*Warning: Though this quiz is harmless, I strongly suggest against allowing children or teens to peruse the site from whence it came.  Not all is wholesome there.


Kristin said...

54 days only. of course we have no leather goods and no pets. we just got through a pretty comfortable week iced in here but we could eat our perishables since the electricity stayed on. odd they didn't ask about sources or stored water, among other things.

MightyMom said...

well, now.....that would definitely depend on how much catfood we have at the moment.....