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Thread: End of the World?

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    End of the World?

    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?
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    Re: End of the World?

    Apocalpyse? Hrrm...

    the US is at %40 obesity while several hundreds of thousands are starving on earth any given day...

    God is likely gonna redirect a meteor straight to north america...

    that'd be sooo cooooool.

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    Re: End of the World?

    Nothing lasts forever - sure, the world will end: but I doubt we'll be here to see it. . . we'll check out long before that. And it won't just be the US going out - we're amid globilization, donchano!
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    Re: End of the World?

    Quote Originally Posted by MKULTRABOY View Post
    Apocalpyse? Hrrm...

    the US is at %40 obesity while several hundreds of thousands are starving on earth any given day...

    God is likely gonna redirect a meteor straight to north america...

    that'd be sooo cooooool.
    That's a good point MK that there is an increasing divide between classes. The affluent and movers of society are separating from the masses like cream rising to the top. And though that has always happened, not to the degree that is now occurring mainly due to the Capitalism, Consumerism and Debt Crisis connection that's driving the current events. Almost everything that's happening is as a result.
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    Re: End of the World?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Nothing lasts forever - sure, the world will end: but I doubt we'll be here to see it. . . we'll check out long before that. And it won't just be the US going out - we're amid globilization, donchano!

    Yeah, but I'm not really addressing the inevitable scenario of the determinable future for humans. This is a question that are we currently facing a world altering transition, more dramatic than the industrial revolution or Dark Ages?

    I used to be able to scan the Headlines and say "I got it" for the best part. Now I look at the world events and say, "Uhhhhh,, I dunno"? Got a sinking feeling the other shoe is going to drop because of the sheer volume of craziness unraveling.
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    Re: End of the World?

    The world is fine. Personally, I wish the 10% or so who think the Mayans were right would just off themselves now and make the world a better place for everyone remaining. Since they tend to be the less intelligent and educated, that's a net bonus.

    So all you people who buy into the Mayan crap... put a gun to your head and pull the trigger for the sake of humanity.
    There is nothing demonstrably true that religion can provide the world that cannot be achieved more rationally through entirely secular means.

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    Re: End of the World?

    the world will end when the sun becomes a red giant in a few billion years. only vampires and other immortals need worry, however.

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    Re: End of the World?

    End of the World?
    That's essentially my signature, lol.

    Yeah, we need a change... a big change... too much **** in this world.

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    Re: End of the World?

    I think there is major change coming. Whether we survive or not will depend on the decisions we make. The United States of America is an empire gone out of control around the world. We spread this notion of "democracy," but when a country decides to go against our wishes...we bomb them. The only countries that can stand against us are powers like Russia and China, or countries protected by either country. I think the American people are beginning to awaken from their apathy on foreign affairs.

    A lot of people are asking "What have we become?" Here we are supposedly the "protectors of peace," yet we have been at war for over a decade. We have been at a state of covert war for longer than that.

    Other then our foreign debacle is our economic woes. I can tell you that they American dollar is losing value. Why are gas prices higher? Is it because we don't drill enough? No, it is because our dollar today is considerably worth less then it was years ago. As the world tries to slowly convert to a world currency; it will be hell here when the dollar loses the world reserve status. People don't realize that our dollar at the world reserve status is the only thing preventing hyperinflation and that won't last forever. So, we're going to be dealing with an economic problem the likes of which nobody has seen.

    With those economic strains and our ever growing cost of foreign intervention...the American empire will implode on itself. That is the direction we're heading into. We can't sustain being in 130 countries around the world, and losing our currency. On top of everything are these false unemployment numbers. They say we're "improving," but those numbers only indicate those under protected unemployment benefits and not those dropped or ineligible. Our true unemployment rate is near 20% when factoring all of that.

    Will all of that "End the World?" If America collapses then it will cause worldwide catastrophe. Do we have to continue down this path of self destruction? No. Our decisions now will dictate what happens in the coming years.
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    Re: End of the World?

    We should be so lucky.....

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