It's never gonna happen

Discussion in 'General Preparedness Discussion' started by Tirediron, Sep 23, 2010.

  1. Tirediron

    Tirediron RockyMountainCanadian

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    Everybody has their idea of the least likely demise of civilization, what is yours ?? And while we are at it what do you think is the most likely to cause "the fall"?? :scratch
     
  2. Clarice

    Clarice Well-Known Member

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    I believe the economy will be the slow decline of life as we know it. The beginning of the end was NAFTA. Terrorist is my second choice, however if they wait long enough our government will dismantel America. Natural disasters are third on my list. Most of these we can over come with our determination.
     

  3. InTheTrenches

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    End Times

    Revelation in the Bible details the events of the end times. There are also references to the end times throughout the entire New Testement. The Seventh Day Adventist Church offers a number of studies to assist in understanding the passages. I found them very interesting and helpful.
     
  4. gypsysue

    gypsysue The wanderer

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    Yeah, it would be cool if the Bible could really be counted on for prophecying the "end", but gee... so many churches, so many interpretations...

    The OP asked which scenario do we think is LEAST likely to cause the demise of civilization...hmmm... Well, from the humor point of view, I'd say that we'd have such worldwide abundance we'd eat ourselves to death while living lives of total leisure. (And I don't just mean the US, I mean as in no more 3rd world nations or hunger in africa)

    Seriously, the least likely...probably Global warming. Or the Yellowstone cauldron exploding.

    Most likely? A tie between the deterioration of the economy and politics leading to Civil War II, or a terrorist act triggering a sequence of events possibly leading to nuclear war.
     
  5. bstickler92

    bstickler92 Well-Known Member

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    i'm surprised no one's said zombie apocalypse yet!
    i mean, we are talking least likley. but i know a lot of people that want it to happen
     
  6. nj_m715

    nj_m715 www.veggear.blogspot.com

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    Yellowstone is past due, I wouldn't put it on my least likely list.
     
  7. bstickler92

    bstickler92 Well-Known Member

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    my geology professor loves to talk about the yellowstone caldera, and especially the lake
     
  8. HozayBuck

    HozayBuck Well-Known Member

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    Least likely?... all my Ex wives showing up to nuke me.... likely? either the bankers or the politicians are gonna put it too us more then they have and the whole house of cards will flutter to the ground....

    Yes Yellowstone could blow it's top.. or something like that... but if the economy don't nail us I think an EMP will...either one from them or our own Gov... put a stop to this damn thing called a Constitution ..
     
  9. lotsoflead

    lotsoflead Well-Known Member

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    Economic collapse which has to happen, there is no way to pay our debt, unless every one in America won the lotto tonight and sent their share of the debt($243,000.00 each) to the government. when the collapse happends, there's always some power hungry people who want to become the dictator, then there's always the millions that don't want a dictator.
     
  10. catsraven

    catsraven Meoww

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    The sun going supper nova. Will never happen.
     
  11. bstickler92

    bstickler92 Well-Known Member

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    haha, that is absolutely correct, main sequence stars can't supernova. pfft!
     
  12. dahur

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    A close friend of mine has an interesting theory on this.
    He's been immersed in the ET_UFO phenomena thing for a long time, and absolutely believes in visitation, and governmental cover-up. I asked him why he thought (assuming it's the real deal), that this hasn't been disclosed yet.
    His reply:
    "In my opinion, the rumor of a new, exotic, free, or almost free energy source would rock the world's economies to their cores. First you might see Big Oil, and the Energy sector stocks crash.
    A confirmed, and displayed new energy source could lead to upheaval in the jobs numbers, as 100's of thousands of jobs and their tax base possibly gets threatened by disclosure. A lot less need for Oil, but of course it's used in almost everything. Transportation would be the kicker, and a LOT less oil would be required. Long term, good for the world. Short term not so good.
    What threatens the status quo of the ones in power, will not be allowed, unless something very dramatic happens beyond their control. Around the world record unemployment. Some new jobs would be created, but overall, my belief is the trickle down would earthquake the world’s already shaky economies, and possibly create a deep, dark depression, since oil drives just about everything. If that happens, well I hope you're prepared."

    He is well aware of the ridicule associated with this subject.
    Sometimes I can get him talk, sometimes not. He has a problem with the people who proclaim to know about this subject, when they have never investigated a thing. (pseudo skeptic) and knows it can threaten a person's core (religious) beliefs.
    He doesn't think a panic would set in, (by ET confirmation),
    as "over 70% of the U.S. population believes the government/military is withholding hard evidence on the subject." He wants disclosure, yet fears it.

    "Condemnation without investigation is the highest form of IGNORANCE"

    -Albert Einstein
     
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  13. catsraven

    catsraven Meoww

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    You get a cookie! You need a binary system for it to go BOOM!!!!!
     
  14. Tirediron

    Tirediron RockyMountainCanadian

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    People who believe that in this vast universe we are the only "inteligent " life need to remove their heads from the sand. The parisite class would have everyone believe that Aliens or ET s are evil so that people would react negatively towards them , maybe they are ,but probably not .
    I would think that IF an advanced race were to reveal an energy source they would also be compelled to offer solutions to the economic base, like maybe the parisite class is exposed and everyone gets a fair share. I know it sound socialist but everything that is bought or sold came from the earth (as far as the public knows) so why should some one who know how to manipiulate things get stupid rich from , say a diamond mine while the actual miners work like slaves. :scratch Bring on the ET s it has to beat watching the Government give tax money to their friends (in any country) :beercheer:
     
  15. UncleJoe

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    I couldn't agree more. It is the epitome of human arrogance to think that we are the only intelligent life in the vastness of the universe. :gaah:
     
  16. nj_m715

    nj_m715 www.veggear.blogspot.com

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    I'm a practical, function over form type of guy. I'm don't really believe in things I can't see, but when you look up at all those stars and realize any one of them could be somebody's sun, it makes you wonder. I have to admit at the very least that there's a chance we're not alone. I think the odds are against it that we "own" the universe.
     
  17. UncleJoe

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    And all those stars that we can see with the Naekid eye are just in our galaxy. Beyond those stars there are millions of other galaxies with billions of stars. I feel that the vastness of space is simply beyond our comprehension.
     
  18. HozayBuck

    HozayBuck Well-Known Member

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    Is there life out there?

    Sure, has to be.. I refuse we are it..BUT, will they show up one day and hand over the keys to the universe? maybe... maybe not.. maybe we taste like chicken...:D..maybe they do!!...:beercheer:

    Joking aside, it's a 50/50 draw that they will be friendly... OR..that we will...

    But yes I believe there is life out there heck if God made us and all the other planets.. and we are the best he could do??? I think not... maybe it's a crap shoot and there are millions of life forms..and it's a game to see which is truly worthy of being...

    We're screwed!!!
     
  19. dahur

    dahur Well-Known Member

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    I think a civilization that has figured out the mysteries of interstellar travel, would be so far advanced to us, that they will have gotten past the "warring" stage. I also believe if they were going to "eat" us, we would have been toast a long time ago.
     
  20. The_Blob

    The_Blob performing monkey

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    I think you're confusing the x-ray binary remnant remnant with the supermassive originator... or maybe the 'Binary Deathstar' that has been getting hyped for the past few years :dunno: then again many(most?) 'massive' stars are formed in pairs, but I don't know if that's a prerequisite for (super)novae :dunno: