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Thread: End of the World?

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    Re: End of the World?

    If the GOPs get more power then they have or if the Dems don't grow a spine, we're doomed.

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    Re: End of the World?

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    One in seven thinks end of world is coming: poll | Reuters

    I'm not advocating an impending TEOTWAWKI event as much as questioning a rising anxiety among people that the world is becoming scarily confusing. With natural disasters increasing, environmental changes from nature and humans, urban sprawl, economic upheaval, lack of medical coverage, gov debt, ME unrest, continuous protests, terrorism, rising energy needs and costs of living is there an unease in today's world unmatched by previous generations? What seemed more clear about the right and wrong of things is very befuddling in media coverage and there's more division and disagreement than I remember in the recent past.

    No doubt, society and the world has always been changing. With the advent of computers, digital media and electronic communication, technology is rapidly modernizing and altering the worlds cultures from traditional to new age. But is this sudden transformation from the historic values of our ancestors altering the psychic landscape faster than our civilization can handle? Is the angst of it being slowly torn apart semi-real or another headline for sensationalism and overreaction?
    I think the ends been coming since the begining. In that context, they're right.

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    Re: End of the World?

    I just realized, we'll never see parts II & III of the hunger games.

    That sucks.

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    Re: End of the World?

    Everything that has a beginning has an end, Neo.
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    Re: End of the World?

    You'll just have to read the books instead. Literary challenge.

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    I just realized, we'll never see parts II & III of the hunger games.

    That sucks.

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    Re: End of the World?

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    as I noted, its better that 10 nutjobs get guns than one good person be wrongly disarmed.

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    Re: End of the World?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    I was around in 1978. Today has nothing on that era.


    Gas shortages, gas lines, gas rationing, people believing it was the end of the fossil fuel era. 3 Mile Island scares people off nuclear. The USSR was still expanding its evil empire and pointing missles at us and threatening to use them. Carter, talking about the "misery index". Recession, jobs gone, textiles gone, manufacturing going bye bye. Hostages in Iran. Plane hijackings every week. Israel and the middle east constantly on the verge of another war.


    Many believed the end was near. The end of America, or the end of the world. Few felt any hope.


    Those were dark days.


    This? This is nothing.
    Perspective....he has it folks.

    People in Western civilization have never had so much access to information and so many programs to increase their upward mobility in society. I am far ahead of where my parents were when they were my age. And I am no "1 percenter". I grew up dirt poor, and yet somehow through all the Clinton, Bush, and Obama years I have managed to make my life better and life for my kids better than it was for me. So maybe the problem with the world isn't everybody else, but maybe it is your own attitude that paints the skies dark.
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    Re: End of the World?

    We are just a sims game being played by some 13 year old nerd, so the world will end when he uninstalls.
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    Re: End of the World?

    Periodically there is always strife...humans are a violent disagreeable bunch...we are in and we will be going through a period of turmoil...not different in alot of ways than the 60s nam protesters and the womens movement...change brings confusion and anger and vitriole...we have made it through all the others and we will get through this one...and like the other times...it remains to be seen if the end result is better or worse.

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    Re: End of the World?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Everything that has a beginning has an end, Neo.
    Return of the King never seemed to end... Good god did that think drag on.

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