View Poll Results: Which industry is collapsing next?

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  • The car industry(bleak numbers, unsold cars, lost demand)

    7 58.33%
  • The insurance industry(devestating potential losses)

    4 33.33%
  • Electronics(lost demand, potentially devestating upcoming numbers)

    2 16.67%
  • Luxury goods(the rich are loosing money the fastest)

    1 8.33%
  • The airline industry(again)

    4 33.33%
  • IT and software

    1 8.33%
  • Some other industry(specify)

    0 0%
  • other option(explain).

    1 8.33%
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    Re: Which industry is collapsing next..

    Quote Originally Posted by Edify_Always_In_All_Ways View Post
    Spamming really doesn't help your cause. Do you have something to say about the poll or are you going to continue attacking threads with your mindless anti-EU drivel?

    Anyway, autos are in trouble. Not the whole industry, obviously, but the Consumer Reports annual car issue just came out, and GM and Chrysler were next-to-last and last in overall quality. Ford can fight its way out of trouble, but the other two of the Big Three are going to end up merging or collapsing as Toyota and friends keep on pumping out efficiency and reliability.
    CU has never been honest, IMO, about american cars.
    The "quality" may be lower, but the average American car is more than good enough to serve its original and intended purpose.
    I never buy cars to stroke my ego, to street race at night, to be crammed with electronics, to impress the neighbors, etc.
    I buy with relibility in mind, and have yet to be disappointed. I have never had a major failure of any of my cars, not once did they fail to serve the intended purpose of getting me to and from my destination safely.
    Worst car we ever had is the 2000 Impala that we still have. In one year we replaced a power window motor, the heater core, and the ignition switch. Except for the leaky heater core, none of the failures caused the car to not funtion correctly. The ignition switch problem only caused the AC and CC to not work...otherwise, the Impala is a great car.
    CU blows minor failures out of proportion.
    Granted, SOME american cars suck, but most are more than adequate. If you are willing to support car makers overseas in favor of those here in the USA, go for it...but don't be surprised when you lose your job to foreign competition...

    As for which industry, I can't say, but I do have an opinion on commodities.
    Water and Food are going to become an issue. Clean water is getting harder to find as we are polluting our ground water with gasoline from leaky fuel tanks and other chemicals, and enough water for food crops is already an issue in California...
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    Re: Which industry is collapsing next..

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    As for which industry, I can't say, but I do have an opinion on commodities.
    Water and Food are going to become an issue. Clean water is getting harder to find as we are polluting our ground water with gasoline from leaky fuel tanks and other chemicals, and enough water for food crops is already an issue in California...
    Yikes, yes.. I am thinking about this sometimes, but then I am so focused on not thinking about that, that I try to avoid it.. Thats just something I prefer to not deal with, but its happening slowly, food and water will eventually become a problem if we do not change..

    Dezalination and such is not really a viable alternative.. I live on the canary islands, where most water is desalinated, its horrible compared with regular fresh water for just about any use, and its full of nasty chemicals.
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    Re: Which industry is collapsing next..

    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus Zeebra View Post
    Yikes, yes.. I am thinking about this sometimes, but then I am so focused on not thinking about that, that I try to avoid it.. Thats just something I prefer to not deal with, but its happening slowly, food and water will eventually become a problem if we do not change..

    Dezalination and such is not really a viable alternative.. I live on the canary islands, where most water is desalinated, its horrible compared with regular fresh water for just about any use, and its full of nasty chemicals.
    In the navy, I lived at GTMO for 3 years back in the 70's, and we had distilled water from the bay. It was first distilled, then pumped up the hill in rusty pipes, stored in rusty tanks, then fed to our houses via more rusty pipes.
    We had to fill a container, let the rust settle, carefully pour the top part into a pan, boil it, let it cool, pour it into another container, let it settle, pour it into yet another contaner, again leaving the worst behind, and them put it in the fridge. There was a tap right at the desalinization plant where you could get the distilled water before it got sent up the hill in rusty pipes.
    Maybe you have that available where you are? If so, bear in mind that PURE distilled water isn't good for you either, long term. Along with your vitamins, take some mineral supplements....
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    Re: Which industry is collapsing next..

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    In the navy, I lived at GTMO for 3 years back in the 70's, and we had distilled water from the bay. It was first distilled, then pumped up the hill in rusty pipes, stored in rusty tanks, then fed to our houses via more rusty pipes.
    We had to fill a container, let the rust settle, carefully pour the top part into a pan, boil it, let it cool, pour it into another container, let it settle, pour it into yet another contaner, again leaving the worst behind, and them put it in the fridge. There was a tap right at the desalinization plant where you could get the distilled water before it got sent up the hill in rusty pipes.
    Maybe you have that available where you are? If so, bear in mind that PURE distilled water isn't good for you either, long term. Along with your vitamins, take some mineral supplements....
    I mean, some people would say vertical farming and desalination is a solution to future food and water problems.. Thats just not very likely in my opinion.

    Personally I dont drink the desalinated water, I drink bottle water from mountainous areas.. No vitamins necessary, I eat tons of salad and fruit.

    Mineral supplements however.. Hmm.. Like what?
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    Re: Which industry is collapsing next..

    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus Zeebra View Post
    I mean, some people would say vertical farming and desalination is a solution to future food and water problems.. Thats just not very likely in my opinion.

    Personally I dont drink the desalinated water, I drink bottle water from mountainous areas.. No vitamins necessary, I eat tons of salad and fruit.

    Mineral supplements however.. Hmm.. Like what?
    good tasting water has some minerals in it, certainly distilled water has no taste....not sure what minerals taste best, but it is could become a health issue, long term. You could google the hazards of drinking only distilled water...
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