These conditions could lead to the collapse of a stable society? - Page 3

    View Poll Results: What scenario, if any, do you think we are most likely to experience in our lifetime?

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    • Financial calamity leading to an economic breakdown

      57 81.43%
    • Large-scale foreign aggression on US soil

      2 2.86%
    • Uncontainable biohazard

      3 4.29%
    • Nothing of the sort likely in our lifetime

      8 11.43%
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      there was no stretching

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      Quote Originally Posted by ponzer04 View Post
      there was no stretching
      depends. the way you described the topics is not how most would.

      shtf would involve much more than economic instability, something more along the lines of all three things combined.

      teowaki practically happens everyday, the world as we know it is constantly changing, but in a more literal sense (most) people view this as a terminator type scene, post nuclear war landscape style.

      and uncontainable biohazard definitely does NOT mean zombies. just look at how retarded everything got over H1N1... and that wasn't even real

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      yeah swine flu wasn't a big deal, only about 1/3 our ship crew got it.

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      Quote Originally Posted by TedDeBearFrmHell View Post
      really? a political groin shot? instead of the government its the republicans? it appears that as much research and thought went into the last sentance as went into all the rest.....
      Ahhh tedDebear I do love it when someone with an IQ steps on the nads of a political moron......well done sir

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      Quote Originally Posted by scooter View Post
      Ahhh tedDebear I do love it when someone with an IQ steps on the nads of a political moron......well done sir
      thank you, but the original statement was misguided on all levels, not just political.... scientifically, medically, politically and every other ally..... but then again, i read and question and research and THEN i make up my mind after formulation my own opinions, not just regurgitating the opinions read by the nightly newsactor.

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      The economic calamity is the first and most likely. The problem isn't that Republicans won't raise taxes.

      "A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. ”From that moment on, the majority always vote for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse due to loose fiscal policy, which is always followed by a dictatorship." Most commonly attributed to Alexander Fraser Tytler in 1787.

      The problem is spending. That people vote greedy self interest. They don't care where the money comes from as long as they get their taste.

      I don't discount the possibility of military action. Not an invasion, but I have considerable concerns about Iran. The Iranians have tested a system for launching the Shahab II medium range (they call it a long range) missile from the hold of a freighter. If they pair it with an EMP burst we could be in trouble. If they come up with a couple of nukes optimized for EMP, they could selectively flood a couple of freighters in international waters to roll the ship to one side and allow a low=trajectory launch with minimum flight time. Hit us with 2-3 bursts spaced along the eastern seaboard about 100-150 miles inland, then follow up with one over Chicago, maybe one launched from the Gulf of Mexico detonated over DFW.

      I spent a few years in Uncle Sam's Canoe Club on a ballistic missile submarine. I've always been afraid not of large-scale nuclear war, but of contagion. Marburg and Ebola (among others) have not really been a big issue so far because they are not particularly easily transmitted and because they are so lethal that they are self limiting. They kill almost everyone they infect so quickly they don't travel. Influenza has a nice, contagious incubation period before you get so sick you aren't ambulatory and is much easier to pass along. The hemorrhagic fevers might be a problem if they mutate into a form not limited by their current issues, but there are LOTS of little nasty bugs to choose from.

      John

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      I like (as in agree with, and/ or fear) your statement about democracy...me fears we be there. Will a dictatorship follow, or will am 'american spring' (ala arab spring?)

      As for the iranians 'bombing' the US...doubtful. It's not in their best self interest. Terrorists might do it - a small group with a chip on their shoulder and nothing to lose. But should Iran do this you know, and they know, we'd level the country. It took Russia 10 years to take afganistan and we took the place in 30 days. Iraq had one of the largest standing armies in the world and those feared republican guards - again, 30 days and we were in charge (if not in compete control).

      Now for iran to attack india or pakistan or israel? Sure, that I could see.

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      I would also fear our current administration......they are anti-gun, for sure, along with the last two Supreme court justices.......if things continue, we may start to have gun rights taken away..............

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      ah yes
      the supreme court
      i read that the next president will be nominating two more replacements
      just another reason why we need a white house change

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      Most people faced financial calamity. It's too on this forum.

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      Foreign invasion doesn't seem likely, but economic turmoil and biohazard are always present dangers in today's world, I'm afraid.

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