View Poll Results: What is your greatest fear?

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  • Global warming / Climate change

    6 9.84%
  • Other environmental concerns

    2 3.28%
  • Flu (or other) pandemic

    1 1.64%
  • Capitalist exploiters

    9 14.75%
  • Terrorism / Crime

    2 3.28%
  • Proliferation of firearms

    3 4.92%
  • Jobs exported outside U.S.

    4 6.56%
  • Illegal Immigration

    1 1.64%
  • Drug abuse / Cartels

    3 4.92%
  • Overbearing government - Taxes, regulations, spending, etc.

    30 49.18%
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Thread: Your Greatest Fear

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    Re: Your Greatest Fear

    Quote Originally Posted by PirateMk1 View Post
    Attachment 67140887Your number one in my book. Really.
    I stopped by the convenient store one night for a bedtime snack when one of the goth teenagers working there gave me that little tidbit. I wasn't any happier with it than you or Redress.
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    Re: Your Greatest Fear

    Creeping totalitarianism.

    Right now in the USA there are over 2 million people incarcerated and millions more on parole or probation.

    We have stop and frisk policies in many cities.

    Exorbitant fines for minor infractions. If you can't pay, you go to jail. Sometimes over and over again. We've essentially brought back debtor's prison.

    Hell, the government even confiscates people's cars for not buying way overpriced insurance. WTF?

    It's especially hard on young people. They just can't get a break these days.

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    Re: Your Greatest Fear

    Quote Originally Posted by Muhammed View Post
    Creeping totalitarianism.

    Right now in the USA there are over 2 million people incarcerated and millions more on parole or probation.

    We have stop and frisk policies in many cities.

    Exorbitant fines for minor infractions. If you can't pay, you go to jail. Sometimes over and over again. We've essentially brought back debtor's prison.

    Hell, the government even confiscates people's cars for not buying way overpriced insurance. WTF?

    It's especially hard on young people. They just can't get a break these days.
    Give me a break. I'm sick and tired of people driving with no insurance. And I know two in my circle - young people who are thoughtless JERKS. If "young people" can't afford the supposedly over-priced insurance? Take the damned bus.

    Oh, and for a "minor infraction"? Going to jail over and over again? What was the infraction? Stupid?
    The devil whispered in my ear, "You cannot withstand the storm." I whispered back, "I am ​the storm."

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    Re: Your Greatest Fear

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    You do realize that in a lifetime we eat approximately 200 spiders and bugs while we're asleep?

    I think waking up with a mouth full of spiders or roachs might not be pleasant.
    Take that bugs. Not only am I a whirlwind of death that leaves thousands of you slaughtered in my unstoppable wake but I feast upon you without even realizing it. Doom, doom is all you know from me.

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    Re: Your Greatest Fear

    My biggest fear is an increase in stupid socialist liberals. The country is heading the wrong direction, but especially with respect to ethics and personal responsibility.
    "With me everything turns into mathematics."
    "It is not enough to have a good mind. The main thing is to use it well."
    "It is truth very certain that, when it is not in one's power to determine what is true, we ought to follow what is more probable." -- Rene Descartes

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    Re: Your Greatest Fear

    Quote Originally Posted by Ray410 View Post
    Fear was the wrong word. Nothing on the list causes feelings of fear, perhaps concern to a greater or lesser degree, but certainly no emotions resulting in the fight or flight syndrome which results from fear.

    Other items on the list are somewhat passť, such as "illegal immigration." Multi-culturalism has already resulted in the loss of our culture and country, illegal immigration seems almost like ancient history in the face of the destruction caused by all of the immigrants that have colonized the United States.
    To have this attitude about people (your fellow man) is not good for ones mental health.
    This word applies ....misanthrope.....to an extent....

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    Re: Your Greatest Fear

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    OTHER: Human Beings.

    My greatest fear is the vast majority of humanity at any particular time on any particular topic.
    You, Tigger, have taken the first step to recovery - admittance....Yeah, I too have fears...

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    Re: Your Greatest Fear

    My biggest fear is that I'll live to see my grandchildren face suffering as our nation implodes.

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    Re: Your Greatest Fear

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    I was afraid that haymarket was going to vomit on this thread.
    Have no fear....
    Eleven tea bagging conservatives already have.

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    Re: Your Greatest Fear

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfie View Post
    Hey..slim pickins for cats in Afghanistan!!
    This actor was funnier than hell in Dr Strangelove.....
    With an e, of course...
    Last edited by earthworm; 01-15-13 at 06:10 PM.

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