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    I went out for a beer, a pizza and a gig last night.

    Anyway. When you tie everything you see on the news into an End Times scenario, you are operating exactly like a conspiracy theorist, with all big newsworthy current events serving as grist to your mopey quasi-religious mill. You're not quite at Kathaksung levels yet, but give it time.

    Oh, and don't bother with dramatic THIS IS WHAT A NUCLEAR BOMB DOES animations. I grew up in the Protect and Survive era. Been there, got the t-shirt and the leaflet through the door. Yawn. You actually want to know the closest this world has come to the nuclear end game? 1962. Cuban Missile Crisis. Nothing at the moment even compares to those shenanigans. And a lot of people back then thought THAT was the Apocalypse too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kari View Post
    No one said you were an idiot OR that you knew nothing about the world. What people are trying to say is that your reaction to everything that's going on is needlessly fatalistic (and on this board, that is saying something) and tinged with a bit of irrationality. You are acting like you know something that we all don't. WHY, I'm not sure. You are not gifted with any sort of exceptional knowledge outside of the realm of what the very intelligent, well read, and worldly folks on this board also have. Your increasingly unhinged histrionics about apocalypse aren't exactly proving your point. Whatever your point actually is, other than that the world is irredeemably fucked and we're all going to die pretty soon. Which, you know, maybe? We could get hit by an asteroid the size of Texas and then we're very well fucked.

    Basically - you're not doing yourself any favors obsessing about this shit. There is limited stuff you can do. You can vote. You can sign petitions. You can educate yourself and others around you. You can pray, if that's your thing. It's not that some of what you are saying isn't wrong - there is truth in some of the things you are saying - but the vehement and often hysterical Doomsday Debate going on in here is a little unsettling tbh. And not really because of the subject matter but because you're clearly going through something. I'm sorry for that. It sucks. But this discussion has been completely derailed and has gone someplace we're all not really following...because again, this shit is nothing we don't already know.
    That is my point. I don't think there is anything wrong with making that point, especially when the rational evidence is actually supporting it. I'm not worried about it because everyone dies sooner or later anyway. I agree that it is very unsettling, of course it is. But I would just like people to consider the option that if you believe the world is about to end, it doesn't automatically mean you are going through something. Actually it means we all are. I could have started talking more about how I believe death is not the end, but that is something even more ridiculous and contemptible to talk about here, no matter how well read people are. So I don't - people want to talk about the reality in front of their eyes, so that is what I'm talking about instead. I just think the truth is something that has to be brought up among the educated American middle-class, who can do something about this more than I can. I don't know what exactly should be done but if nobody else does either then God help us all.

    Helen, the point is that the weapons of today are nothing like the weapons of 1962. I do know what the Cuban missile crisis is, but thanks for that. It was not anything close to this. Ask yourself the question of who you would want to listen to in the event that there was a conspiracy going on. Conspiracy theorists? If you want to deny that they have been right about things, go ahead, but that is a person in denial. You probably don't see me as kathaksung yet because I'm actually not mental, these things are real.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zippo View Post
    d want to listen to in the event that there was a conspiracy going on. Conspiracy theorists? If you want to deny that they have been right about things, go ahead, but that is a person in denial. You probably don't see me as kathaksung yet because I'm actually not mental, these things are real.
    What would you say the ratio is of correct predictions vs incorrect predictions? And which conspiracy theorists do you take seriously?

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    I would think that the prediction made by the former head of the World Bank in that video was a correct one, and if you read point 18 it makes it clear that the IMF is increasingly going to become irrelevant. That means that there will be economic collapse in the US and other countries in the West in favour of the rising economic power of the BRICS countries, with China and Russia at the helm, and the unbelievably patriotic and militarily strong US not being the type to take it in their stride, either domestically or internationally. It is the home of consumerism; the American Dream becomes a nightmare for those of whom it isn't already. This means in the streets as well, because guns are everywhere along with the reactive nutjobs who own them. It also means martial law.

    Obviously a lot of people spout a lot of crap and the Devil worshipping Illuminati aspect of it all is dubious, but the liaisons between Hollywood figures and shady political gangsters are not really to be as scoffed at as one might think. There are more incorrect predictions than correct ones, however it is quite easy to know whether a source is a schizophrenic person with too much time on their hands or whether it is a legitimate political or economic commentator or observer. The former head of the World Bank and the BRICS partners themselves aren't spouting crap. The former's talk being delivered at Stanford, with the line "this is something you're going to have to deal with", means we had better hope those 20 year olds know what's going on to some degree or another.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mordecai View Post
    What would you say the ratio is of correct predictions vs incorrect predictions? And which conspiracy theorists do you take seriously?

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    There is a line between healthy cynicism and irrational paranoia. You have crossed that line, my dear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spyk_ View Post
    There is a line between healthy cynicism and irrational paranoia. You have crossed that line, my dear.
    Are you able to explain that? Did you read the above post? If you did, are you blind to the fact that the sources are not crazy people?

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    I'm amazed that RT even have a license to broadcast in the UK - their output is such blatant propaganda dressed as news, I'd assume it breaks impartiality regulations on an hourly basis. Friends in high places... Actually 'below the radar' is a more likely explanation as next to no one watches the thing, and only complaints from viewers can instigate enquiries.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zippo View Post
    It also means martial law.
    Something about the Cuban missile crisis being no big shakes... can't remember where, I was skimming by then
    You don't know what you're talking about and it isn't very interesting.

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    I don't care if you're interested or not. It was a very big deal, but what is to come is bigger.

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    Not the worst of times
    By Fareed Zakaria

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinio...348_story.html


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    Quote Originally Posted by Zippo View Post
    I don't care if you're interested or not. It was a very big deal, but what is to come is bigger.
    I simply cannot wait until you ascend.

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    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3204264/
    Quote Originally Posted by Nancy View Post
    Not the worst of times
    By Fareed Zakaria
    The brain tends towards avoidance of the worst of times despite the actual times.

    Helen, I wonder if you would take that attitude if these things actually started happening. May I remind you that I'm not a religious nut so that is not going to work.
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    I feel the Ascension is at hand.
    At my core, I think we're gonna be OK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve SFM View Post
    I feel the Ascension is at hand.
    Steve, I tried to be very nice to you when I spoke about the alcoholism thing. If I am in a depressive episode, this type of thing is the reason. Evil truly is banal I suppose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zippo View Post
    Helen, I wonder if you would take that attitude if these things actually started happening. May I remind you that I'm not a religious nut so that is not going to work.
    Religion is not a requirement for ascension. Ask Former Lord of Dark Ravings Ekki, who departed his online shell and ascended to the Other Worlds (where he could actually post) about the 2004 mark if I remember correctly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zippo View Post
    Steve, I tried to be very nice to you when I spoke about the alcoholism thing. If I am in a depressive episode, this type of thing is the reason. Evil truly is banal I suppose.
    You're not Hannah Arendt or Steve's sponsor, so piss off.

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