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#16 Inimicus

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 02:35 PM

Dont know about my lifetime but its closer than people think.

 

I'm convinced that my grandchildren will live in a country that is substantially different from the one I did.  Even to the point that I believe there will be a splitting USA and two new countries formed.



#17 NanuqoftheNorth

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 02:41 PM

Dont know about my lifetime but its closer than people think.

 

I'm convinced that my grandchildren will live in a country that is substantially different from the one I did.  Even to the point that I believe there will be a splitting USA and two new countries formed.

 

As if Things Weren't Bad Enough, Russian Professor Predicts End of U.S. In Moscow, Igor Panarin's Forecasts Are All the Rage; America 'Disintegrates' in 2010

http://online.wsj.co...0709638419.html



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Posted 21 August 2013 - 03:08 PM

As if Things Weren't Bad Enough, Russian Professor Predicts End of U.S. In Moscow, Igor Panarin's Forecasts Are All the Rage; America 'Disintegrates' in 2010

http://online.wsj.co...0709638419.html

 

 

I dont know about all of that...

 

But I do think that its clear to anyone who is looking that our increasing intolerance of each others political views and inability to reach compromise are steadily leading us to a point where our government can not function in a meaningful way.  The political brinksmanship and pandering to the extremes of any and all sides has rendered our leaders impotent to govern in anything remotely resembling a fair and just government.

 

 



#19 NanuqoftheNorth

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 04:59 PM

I dont know about all of that...

 

But I do think that its clear to anyone who is looking that our increasing intolerance of each others political views and inability to reach compromise are steadily leading us to a point where our government can not function in a meaningful way.  The political brinksmanship and pandering to the extremes of any and all sides has rendered our leaders impotent to govern in anything remotely resembling a fair and just government.

 

It would take a lot more than anything we've experienced so far to convince the average American to put down their bag of cheese puffs, get off the couch, and risk their lives for either political party's core beliefs.

 

Yes, there is a lot of rhetoric being spewed by pundits on the airwaves, but the reality is there hasn't been much of a difference between the compassionate conservatives and socialist liberals ruling the land for the last several decades.  The one constant throughout that time has been the rich getting richer and just about everyone else's standard of living stagnating or getting worse.  Whatever the 1%ers can do to take the spotlight off that reality is a good thing.  If that means dividing the remaining 99% against themselves by using propaganda, superstitious beliefs and bigotry, so be it.

 

The civil war only took place because the South's landed gentry and rich Northern industrialists couldn't compromise on economic policy any longer.  The war was essentially a battle of the 1%ers.  The average Southerner had little to gain and much to lose from conflict.  

 

Future secessions would only be possible if a significant number of moneyed elite in our society decide it was in their best interests (highly unlikely).  They would need to manipulate the general public into needlessly throwing away their relatively comfortable lives.  Our average citizen may not be that smart, but I doubt they are that stupid (again).



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Posted 21 August 2013 - 05:48 PM

Every war is a battle of 1%ers.  



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Posted 21 August 2013 - 07:24 PM

The poo has already started hitting the fan. If you pay attention, you will see that many people think it is ok to steal and lie.   Even to the point of viloently taking what ever they want from others. Say that has always been, but it is increasing at an alarmoin rate.  Arm yourselves.  It will not be long that home invasions are common in all neighbor hoods. I know at least I will be able to shoot back. Als me what I need with high capacity clips and rapid firing weapons. That is it.  Hell I dont care to kill a deer. I want them for protection, like the constitution meant it.   The rights arnt for hunting, they are for protection.



#22 NanuqoftheNorth

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 07:43 PM

Never hurts to be prepared. 

 

Hopefully your firearm is in a secure location, since statistics show they are much more likely to injure or kill a family member than an intruder.

 

Of course who knows, the apocalypse might just be around the corner and you'll get to reap the dividends of your investment.  



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Posted 21 August 2013 - 09:13 PM

it all starts with an asteroid.



#24 Jakob

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 09:54 PM

To be honest, it might be because I'm a younger person living in the decline of America, but I've never actually thought if America could collapse in my lifetime, I always knew it would. I can't see America being a dominate country in 25 years even.



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Posted 22 August 2013 - 09:33 AM

technology is great for convenience, but is the root of destruction(other than man itself)



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Posted 22 August 2013 - 09:47 AM

 I can't see America being a dominate country in 25 years even.

 

Dude, it's not a dominant country now.

 

When the entire economic survivability of this country is in the hands of foreign investors and crooked bankers in this country, all it takes is someone to shout, "SELL!!!" in the manner of Dan Ackroyd and Eddie Murphy in "Trading Places" and we're done.



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Posted 22 August 2013 - 09:48 AM

I still believe in humanity. The people who have the microphones or the people who make the news for doing bad things skew perception.

But I still believe that most people are inheritly good, they just don't get the attention that the people who are inheritly evil or corrupted get.

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 10:28 AM

For now people dependent on the Gov't are in their honeymoon stage. They are getting anything and everything they want. However, eventually the system will come crashing down. People who refuse to work or to lazy to work, will stop getting their gov't paychecks. Dependency on everything will come crashing down. When that happens, i will be defending myself,family,and friends. 

 

A little over 40% of the country is dependent on the gov't in some way shape or form. Just wait.



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Posted 22 August 2013 - 11:09 AM

From my belief perspective, some people I know believe with 100% certainty that this is the end and that these are the final days, whereas I ask, "what do you think everyone thought when the Nazis came to power, or when the ___ war took place, or when various diseases killed record numbers of people throughout time?" 

 

Sure, there is a lot of unrest socially and politically across the globe right now, but compared to some of the big scale events of the past, I don't know that it is any more concerning now than it was then.

 

CAN it hit the fan?  Absolutely.  Will it?  I have no idea, but I'm not going to sit around in fear of it.



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Posted 22 August 2013 - 12:24 PM

Don't forget the Mt. St. Helen Volcano chain. 13 active volcanoes stationed above 1 of the largest faultlines in the U.S. Could be catastrophic in its own rites? Anybody remeber how scared officials got the last time it farted?




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