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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    Re: Your Greatest Fear

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    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.
    Yes you are.

    You are complaining about people who don't want to succumb to extortion from the auto insurance industry.

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    Re: Your Greatest Fear

    My fear for society: Religious persecution and legislating of opinions/silencing free speech.
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    Re: Your Greatest Fear

    Quote Originally Posted by ronpaulvoter View Post
    Of the items listed, which do you fear most?

    If you have a specific fear that is not listed, please post it.
    My greatest fear is that asinine polls will be taken seriously. Wait.............
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    Re: Your Greatest Fear

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    Too late -

    Attachment 67140893
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    ...and the really bad news..that "stinger" is actually a penis!
    I guess that would redefine feeling a "prick" when stung by something like this.
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    Re: Your Greatest Fear

    Quote Originally Posted by ronpaulvoter View Post
    If you have a specific fear that is not listed, please post it.
    The apathy and stupidity of the American people towards the concerns and efforts of government.
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    Re: Your Greatest Fear

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    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!
    Why do think you I live in basically a desert. To avoid just those kinds of critters. They would have to commit me to psch ward if I lived in a jungle. Damn spiders amplify my flight and fight responce by quite a bit. Scares the hell out of people who dont know me. I must have been eaten by one in a previous life. I go absolutely ape ****. Spiders are the ONLY thing I have nightmares about. Those only occure once a decade or so thank god. There are very few things that panic me and spiders even more so then drowning. I totaly wig out. If I were to interogated and they knew about that phobia, I would sing like a fricken canary.
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    Re: Your Greatest Fear

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    Too late -

    Attachment 67140893
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    ...and the really bad news..that "stinger" is actually a penis!

    ...


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    Re: Your Greatest Fear

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    You didnt list the most likely and most calamitous upcoming crisis: currency collapse.
    I considered this to be encompassed by "Overbearing Government - Taxes, Regulation, Spending," as they are basically reflexive runaway monetary policies that are used as a last refuge of failing economic empires, and have the effect of a retrospective tax.

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    Re: Your Greatest Fear

    Quote Originally Posted by Neomalthusian View Post
    I considered this to be encompassed by "Overbearing Government - Taxes, Regulation, Spending," as they are basically reflexive runaway monetary policies that are used as a last refuge of failing economic empires, and have the effect of a retrospective tax.
    Technically I don't think it fits that category because it does not involved taxes, regulation or spending per se. I suppose you could make an argument for it being a spending problem but that seems a little contorted. As a "tax," I dunno, inflation destroys money, but I have to consider the whole "inflation as a hidden tax" thing to be a metaphor. If government destroys the currency intentionally to meet its nominal entitlement obligations is that a effectively tax? Yes. But is it literally a tax? No.

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    Re: Your Greatest Fear

    Of the list, probably government oppressiveness.
    Of other things mentioned, being framed or in general strung up by the public on some trumped up character charges would be next I suppose.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    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!
    Honduras, heck, I ran into that same spider on its web where I grew up in Louisiana. Hand-sized spider (including legs), it sat perched on my head. My older sister who was following me on the trail, saw it on my head, screamed and ran home. I recall my displeasure with her leaving me to die at the fangs of a spider. My dad came back and swatted it off. Later he told me how freaked out he was too, but you know dads, nothing appears to phase them

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