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 MaggieD View Post
    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.
    So who do you work for? Geico? AllState? Progressive?

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    Re: Your Greatest Fear

    Quote Originally Posted by Muhammed View Post
    So who do you work for? Geico? AllState? Progressive?
    I'm a Realtor. I pay $700 for the comprehensive and collision insurance on my car through American Family Insurance. Can't afford it? Don't drive. My high premium is a direct result of idiots who don't buy their own.
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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.
    Your tolerance for the opinion and the rights of those who disagree with extreme libertarianism is both noted and touching.

    I guess I missed the caveat that this poll was only for those of a libertarian persuasion.
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    Re: Your Greatest Fear

    Quote Originally Posted by Mathematician View Post
    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.
    Ethics, personnel responsibility are neither the property of the conservative, nor the liberal.
    Decency , kindness, respect, tolerance ...the wrong direction ??

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    Re: Your Greatest Fear

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I'm a Realtor. I pay $700 for the comprehensive and collision insurance on my car through American Family Insurance. Can't afford it? Don't drive.
    And I'd say the same thing to you.

    If you can't afford your comprehensive and collision insurance then you have the option of not buying a car that has some very slim chance of getting damaged by someone who can't pay for the damage.

    Just don't go around telling other people that they have to buy something that they don't want.

    If I had all the money back that I've been forced to hand over to auto insurance companies via threat of violence by the government I could probably buy a brand new Lamborghini, with cash!
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    Re: Your Greatest Fear

    Quote Originally Posted by Jredbaron96 View Post
    Scorpions.


    If they ever discover a species of flying scorpions, then forget it man, I'm off of this planet.
    Too late -

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    Mecoptera - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    ...and the really bad news..that "stinger" is actually a penis!

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    Re: Your Greatest Fear

    I vote for "capitalist exploiters". Meaning i fear a coming corporatist plutocracy.


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    Re: Your Greatest Fear

    Quote Originally Posted by PirateMk1 View Post
    I have aracnophopia badly (I scream like a girl, have a flee, and fight reaction all at once. Sort of scream like a girl running in a panicked retreat of the area, only to return heavily armed on a search and destroy mission. I have used all manner of firearms on spiders before. I made a flamethrower specifically to hunt the vile bastards down and dipatch them to the neither regions of hell from which they have spawned. If PETA knew what I do to captured spiders I would be on their most wanted poster. Shocks the hell out of people.), so I KNOW excatly what camel spider looks like. Know thy enemy and all that bit. I worked in that part of the world and seen them in person and have hunted and terminated them. Little bastards are ****ing fast. And they jump. I spent two days once hunting one. I've seen em as big as 3 inches on their body size. May all the spiders burn in hell!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    You would have enjoyed being with me on patrol in Honduras. One night we were tailing a few unfriendlies and I walked between a couple of trees where a banana spider had spun a web. I'm talking head to toe web and just waiting for whatever monster made such a thing!

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    Re: Your Greatest Fear

    Quote Originally Posted by Muhammed View Post
    And I'd say the same thing to you.

    If you can't afford your comprehensive and collision insurance then you have the option of not buying a car that has some very slim chance of getting damaged by someone who can't pay for the damage.

    Just don't go around telling other people that they have to buy something that they don't want.

    If I had all the money back that I've been forced to hand over to auto insurance companies via threat of violence by the government I could probably buy a brand new Lamborghini, with cash!
    I don't "go around telling other people that they have to buy something they don't want." Our legislators have done that for me. Can't afford it? Don't drive. I'm not the one complaining.
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    Re: Your Greatest Fear

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfie View Post
    I'm the same..but as far rats are concerned..I've worked out that it is their tails that bother me..wormlike..bare..and yet I don't mind worms..bizarre..
    I had the same reaction. my theory is that the aversion to the tail is at least in part evolutionary. it took a conscious effort on my part to get past it.

    the first thing she did was to run straight up my sleeve at the pet store, and it about made me jump out of my skin. then she peeked out at me, and I knew she had a good soul. it did take me a few weeks to get past the tail, though.

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