1. I read people talking about SHTF ("stuff" hitting the fan) situations, but I have yet to read about TEOTWAWKI (the end of the world as we know it), especially when browsing the Survival & Sustenance Living forum. Is this forum just more about bad situations than complete meltdowns? Or have I just not been around here long enough to read about them? 2. I've been reading about time references, like 1 o'clock, etc. Is this like a reference to one's belt, and where you carry your weapon? 3. What does DAO stand for? 4. BG stand for "bad guy"? 5. Does Condition 1 mean carrying with a round in the chamber? 6. I've heard some about "mall ninjas" here. I looked it up, and it seems to me they're men between the ages of 17-25 who hang out at the mall wearing their tactical gear while sporting delusions of granduer (the Dale Gribble type). Is this all it means? It may have been a while since my last trip to the mall, but I've never seen anyone matching this description. 7. I have a question to post to the Legal & Politics forum, but I'm not allowed to. There are other forums whose threads I can't even read. Is the requirement 25 posts and/or 30 days experience? I've read some posts about this, but couldn't find anything final or definitive. I'm sure I'll have more questions in the future. Thanks for responding.