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Top 10 ways to prepare for the total breakdown of society without looking like a (complete) lunatic

By: Shea Gunther on Oct. 16, 2009, 11:21 p.m.
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5. Get handy!

It's a sad but true fact that bloggers won't have many job prospects in the time after the great sickness. Those of us who survive the government-created superflu will find a new world that suddenly sees no value in reality TV stars, stock brokers, accountants and eco bloggers. The carpenters, engineers (the useful kind like civil engineers, not those soon-to-be-worthless software engineers) and farmers will be the ones who have the status.