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Do you think the end is near (poll)

delete5230delete5230 Posts: 2,963Member Uncommon

I'm not talking about politics here but more on a personal level. Your family, community, everything.

I don't believe in superstition or the history channel dome's day stuff. But un-related to that life is getting bad and more people are out of work, unemployment is running out and things are just going up.

I'm starting to stockpile somewhat. I live in the country and I think it would come as soon as June or July. City people will get the first wave of looting and killing before it gets bad in the country.

I run this by others in work and they half hearted are not concerned, but you can tell they are. I think they are stockpiling anyway, just not saying anything.

What do you think ?

Please try and keep politics out of it.

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  • ScalebaneScalebane La Junta, COPosts: 2,225Member
    Yeah things are getting crazy, never hurts to be prepared for any situation :)

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  • ZindaihasZindaihas Seattle, WAPosts: 5,164Member

    The end of what...American Idol?  Could be, ratings have been going down ever since Simon Cowell left.  Keep stockpiling those episodes.

  • CeridithCeridith Toronto, ONPosts: 2,980Member

    Human beings seem to always find a way to keep going, no matter how grim things might seem.

    Ironically, the only thing that would cause a melt down of society, is if there is a lack of confidence in it. It's a self-fulfilling prophecy.

    Besides, things were much worse during the great depression, and the world recovered just fine from it.

  • HazelleHazelle Brampton, ONPosts: 760Member

    I think I live in an age that allows me immediate access to a large amount of information that in many cases exceeds the national level.  I'm told all sorts of things about things and other things for various reasons in real time 24 hours a day 7 days a week, and luckily for me, I have enough book learnin' to be able to filter those things appropriately, unfortunately there are some people that don't have the same ability and the poor things get overwhelmed and swept away in the 24 hour news industry trying to squeeze 24 hours of news out of a mostly 9 to 5 world., unfortunatlyand swept a and trying to make it interesting enough

  • delete5230delete5230 Posts: 2,963Member Uncommon

    If nothing bad happens, if anything at all, I would guess world population would get us slowly.

    7 Billion people....and 11 years ago we had 6 billion.

    With out doing the hard equation because it's non- linear I would guess 8 Billion in 8 years, and 9 Billion in 6 years after that.....something bad would have to happen with this amount of people.

    Maybe I do watch too much of the History channel !

     

  • HazelleHazelle Brampton, ONPosts: 760Member

    Originally posted by delete5230

    If nothing bad happens, if anything at all, I would guess world population would get us slowly.

    7 Billion people....and 11 years ago we had 6 billion.

    With out doing the hard equation because it's non- linear I would guess 8 Billion in 8 years, and 9 Billion in 6 years after that.....something bad would have to happen with this amount of people.

    Maybe I do watch too much of the History channel !

     

    And a guy wrote a novel called "Make room! Make room!" that was about over population and food and water shortages and he set earths population at 6 billion.  It was written in 1966 and was set in the year 1999...

    We call this the "Where's my flying car?" syndrome. .

     

  • CastillleCastillle KhobarPosts: 2,703Member Uncommon

    I wouldnt mind if the world ended on july. 

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  • AelfinnAelfinn Roundabouts that cold chill moving up your spine, NCPosts: 3,857Member

    Nowhere near it buddy.

    The world will change shortly, and not necessarily for the better, but the basic infrastructure of our respective societies remain untouched and unthreatened.

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  • GruntyGrunty TexasPosts: 7,063Member Uncommon

    Could someone wake me up when the rioting starts? I need to replenish my Beanee Weanee stash.

     

     

     

    What? It's not like I'm going to pay for that crap.

  • FoxkounFoxkoun St. Charles, MOPosts: 96Member

    Originally posted by Castillle

    I wouldnt mind if the world ended on july. 

    I'd have to say a range of july to november. We're up against so many problems outside of supervolcano's, satelite(moon/planet) impacts, etc that those are the least of concerns while not disappearing from the radar. population, nuclear war, infighting, we're pretty much up against ourselves because of one reason or another.

    Me? I've no particlar plan, just what skills I've learned. I'm just sorry that so many will suffer because of the decisions of a few.

  • xpowderxxpowderx Radcliff, KYPosts: 2,131Member Uncommon

    I believe the world will end for some January 20th of next year. For many others it will be a new beginning :-D

  • TechleoTechleo Grants Pass, ORPosts: 1,984Member

      I am sure they will be more warms, more famine and definitely more droughts. Maybe billions or hundreds of millions will die. We will all be more uncomfortable. Will it end.. thats a pipe dream. 

  • GTwanderGTwander San Diego, CAPosts: 6,035Member

    If something happens, it will be *because* of shows like Doomsday Preppers stirring the pot.

    The government/society is not going to crumble, but at some point there may be an army of crazies too dense to see that, and will start roaming around like Mad Max long before the actual need to.

    I will thank the sensationalist assholes in hollywood when the end comes, because it will be caused by the very people expecting it, fueled by the kind of horseshit TV spews at them. The very shows in question could still be on the air while people start living in their bunkers.

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  • GruntyGrunty TexasPosts: 7,063Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by GTwander

    If something happens, it will be *because* of shows like Doomsday Preppers stirring the pot.

    The government/society is not going to crumble, but at some point there may be an army of crazies too dense to see that, and will start roaming around like Mad Max long before the actual need to.

    I will thank the sensationalist assholes in hollywood when the end comes, because it will be caused by the very people expecting it, fueled by the kind of horseshit TV spews at them. The very shows in question could still be on the air while people start living in their bunkers.

    This frenzy isn't anywhere near the personal nuclear bomb shelter run in the early sixties. Just more doom and gloom looking for a self fulfilling prophecy.

  • PrecusorPrecusor PalmaPosts: 4,733Member Uncommon
  • ThaFinestThaFinest Fort Worth, TXPosts: 21Member

    I mean there are so many sources of information that something bad will happen at the end of this year, so I mean I could definitely see it happening, BUT I am a skeptic, and will have to see it for my own eyes. This reminds me of the Y2K bug. Remember that? Everyone thought we'd go back into the Stone Age, and absolutely nothing happened....

     

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  • LeegOfChldrnLeegOfChldrn Jcakson, MSPosts: 364Member

    If you do your research and know your own (or your society's) religion very well (Christianity), you will see both in history and in holy text that this is and always will happen.

    In history, everyone has always felt the same things: the end is near, they are the last ones (the chosen ones!), etc. etc.

    In holy text, although my memory is fuzzy, I do believe it states or at least clearly shows that people always think it's the end of time.

     

    I know that my awareness of the world, both logical and spiritual, speak to me: "The end is not near. Every generation thinks things are getting worse. Every generation is conservative amongst their own time and are unaware of how things are getting better, so they only see the worst. Every generation believes the end is near, since the beginning."

     

    So no, the end is not near. Not even. And if it is? I still had a better chance of being right by saying no, it is not, even if it is.

  • LeegOfChldrnLeegOfChldrn Jcakson, MSPosts: 364Member

    Originally posted by ThaFinest

    I mean there are so many sources of information that something bad will happen at the end of this year, so I mean I could definitely see it happening, BUT I am a skeptic, and will have to see it for my own eyes. This reminds me of the Y2K bug. Remember that? Everyone thought we'd go back into the Stone Age, and absolutely nothing happened....

     

    About that...

    What sources of information exactly?

     

    You state "there are so many sources of information that something bad will happen at the end of this year" so can you give us some of these sources, and explain why they are valid?

  • LeegOfChldrnLeegOfChldrn Jcakson, MSPosts: 364Member

    Originally posted by Hazelle

    I think I live in an age that allows me immediate access to a large amount of information that in many cases exceeds the national level.  I'm told all sorts of things about things and other things for various reasons in real time 24 hours a day 7 days a week, and luckily for me, I have enough book learnin' to be able to filter those things appropriately, unfortunately there are some people that don't have the same ability and the poor things get overwhelmed and swept away in the 24 hour news industry trying to squeeze 24 hours of news out of a mostly 9 to 5 world., unfortunatlyand swept a and trying to make it interesting enough

    Unfortunate, but it sounds true.

  • hussy9hussy9 california, CAPosts: 6Member

    Originally posted by delete5230

    If nothing bad happens, if anything at all, I would guess world population would get us slowly.

    7 Billion people....and 11 years ago we had 6 billion.

    With out doing the hard equation because it's non- linear I would guess 8 Billion in 8 years, and 9 Billion in 6 years after that.....something bad would have to happen with this amount of people.

    Maybe I do watch too much of the History channel !

     

    (If nothing bad happens, if anything at all, I would guess world population would get us slowly.)

    Impreesive....

  • outfctrloutfctrl Jacksonville, FLPosts: 3,619Member

    A good friend of mine has become a "Doomsday Prepper".  He is stocking food, buying guns and all kinds of crap.  He believes something will happen this year.

    Personally, I think he has lost it...LOL

     

    So I looked up this site:

    Survive.com?

    LOL

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  • DeathofsageDeathofsage Winston, PAPosts: 998Member

    I figure Karma hates me more than anyone else in the universe. If 12/21 is the end of the world, then I won't buy Christmas presents for anyone.

    Karma, and Murphy (of Murphy's Law), wanting me to look like a giant asshole, will then prolong the world's life at least five days longer, and perhaps many many more years, just to fulfill its desire to make me look like a jerk.

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  • CoatedCoated Woodside, CAPosts: 339Member Uncommon

    It 'will' happen, whether or not it happens in our lifetime is another story.

    Having said that, I think there is a lot of superstitious nonsense out there and a lot of evidence/statistics.  In all honesty, I don't see why people always gravitate towards superstitions, when there is plenty of evidence to support that we are 'due' for a disaster.

  • Florence41Florence41 San Francisco, CAPosts: 10Member

    I think they are stockpiling anyway, just not saying anything.

  • SoulSurferSoulSurfer Denver, COPosts: 1,248Member

    Earth will be here for awhile even if humans manage to kill each other to the point of exctintion.  Then the Earth one day will be destroyed.  It's just a matter of time, and cycles within the cosmic cycle. =) 

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