December 5th, 2007 02:47 PM
Yeah, my understand was that the calendar was supposed to just reset, though evidently they predicted that there would be a "reset" of civilisation. This, of course, from a present-day Mayan astrologer, though, so take that for what it's worth. Either way, better to be prepared.
Oh, and rodc13, see my sig line.
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December 5th, 2007 03:50 PM
December 5th, 2007 03:55 PM
Somebody wanna help me out, here?
December 5th, 2007 04:33 PM
I guess it sort of depends on how it happens. If we are talking about societal breakdown then yeah, plans are good. If we are talking planet destroying cataclysmic meteor strike or something like that, I will have to deal with it day by day. Some scenarios I am prepared for, others preparation wouldn't make any difference.
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December 5th, 2007 04:50 PM
If the fit hits the shan, it is more likely to do so when we least expect it. Granted we can see a decline before it happens, but like the Depression, it happened almost overnight.
We can prepare for a scenario like this, but it will bite us in the rear end when it happens because we are wrapped up in our normal daily lives.
I'm not saying to not prepare, just be prepared to be surprised when it happens. I fear that we (generalization) don't realize just what it is going to take to make it for an extended period. When supplies that have been stockpiled begin to run out, then what?
"A simple way to take measure of a country is to look at how many want in ... And how many want out." British Prime Minister Tony Blair
December 5th, 2007 07:00 PM
Statement by purple88yj
This is VERY true.
"I fear that we (generalization) don't realize just what it is going to take to make it for an extended period."
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December 5th, 2007 11:07 PM
Rats! I will have worked 35 years and only get to enjoy one year of retirement - figures.
The most exhilarating thing in life is getting shot at with no results.
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December 6th, 2007 09:32 AM
December 6th, 2007 01:27 PM
Here's what the smart folks are saying are the top 10 ways the world will end suddenly.
http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/view/id/167 (until I saw this I thought all of that stuff about pole shift was tinfoil hat stuff, but maybe not?)
If any of them occur there would be no way to prepare, but i am more concerned about societal breakdown that could occur on a short or long term basis caused by economic failure, natural disaster, terrorism, etc.
I also recommend the lights out book. Very interesting read. Makes you think about how reliant we are on the power grid and what might happen if it goes down for longer than a couple of weeks.
When you've got 'em by the balls, their hearts & minds will follow. Semper Fi.
December 6th, 2007 02:45 PM
Thanks for the link to TED. Interesting talk by Petranek, and lots of other stuff worth investigating.
Originally Posted by sgtD
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December 7th, 2007 09:44 PM
I just watched the Petranek/TED video...not impressed. Colonizing Mars? Looking for another Earth-like planet? I don't think so. When the time comes for the world to end, there won't be any getting out of it IMO.
December 7th, 2007 10:01 PM
that's when both of my CCW permits expire...sounds like good timing!
Originally Posted by QKShooter
War is not the ugliest of things. Worse is the decayed state of moral feeling which thinks nothing is worth a war. A man who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which he cares for more than his personal safety, is a miserable creature who has no chance of being free. -J.S. Mill
December 7th, 2007 10:06 PM
Well to me TEOTWAWKI is as simple as the hillery/paul ticket winning the next election LOL .
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December 8th, 2007 06:45 PM
December 8th, 2007 07:34 PM
I just got my renewal today and it expires 12/4/12.
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