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2010-07-08 Home Front: Culture Wars
Prophecies of doom are DOOMED!!! . . . to be wrong
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Posted by Mike 2010-07-08 10:31|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [241 views ]  Top

#1 He's hit the Mother Lode, PANIC SELLS,
Whether it be Newspapers, TV, or print media.
That's the NEWS.
A screaming panic daily, and why I quit watching and don't liten to the PPS (Professional Panic Sellers.)

I have this mental image , Ruth Buzzy (Laugh In) looking at a paper and saying OOoooh in a scared/shocked soft voice.

THAT'S WHAT THEY WANT.
Posted by Redneck Jim 2010-07-08 10:56||   2010-07-08 10:56|| Front Page Top

#2 There are only 2 possible ways the world can end, called the Lesser and the Greater Ends. The Lesser is when you die. The Greater End is when I die.
Posted by Anguper Hupomosing9418 2010-07-08 11:05||   2010-07-08 11:05|| Front Page Top

#3 Good for Matt.

Ever notice how everyone talks about the Mayan calender - wheels within wheels and all. Why is it these great gear sayers didn't have a wheelbarrow among them?
Posted by swksvolFF 2010-07-08 12:08||   2010-07-08 12:08|| Front Page Top

#4 As I recall, the 70's really were pretty awful. I wouldn't say we're all doomed but with the current state of the economy I would say that a lot of us sure are screwed.
Posted by Ebbang Uluque6305 2010-07-08 12:32||   2010-07-08 12:32|| Front Page Top

#5 Right, as Nigel said in Spinal Tap: "Show the one where the plane lands once in a while".
Posted by bigjim-CA 2010-07-08 14:58||   2010-07-08 14:58|| Front Page Top

#6 The early 19th Century was a lot more ominous.

First the New Madrid Earthquakes in 1811-12 left a lasting impression on everybody, once the word got out.

Then the eruption of Mount Tambora in 1815 created "The Year Without a Summer" in 1816, wiping out crops.

Then finally, the Great Meteor Storm of 1833 (Leonids), just scared the crap out of everybody, looking like every star in the sky was falling all at once. Some individual meteors as bright as the full Moon.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Leonids-1833.jpg
Posted by  Anonymoose 2010-07-08 15:19||   2010-07-08 15:19|| Front Page Top

#7 Indeed Moose. The 20th century was noteworthy for its lack of major natural disasters. It was also noteworthy for how stable the world's climate was, despite what you hear to the contrary.
Posted by phil_b 2010-07-08 17:14||   2010-07-08 17:14|| Front Page Top

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