I have nothing left.

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    Jul 21, 2014 7:03 PM GMT
    I have no money, no running water, no electricity, no gas/petrol, no operational electronics, no regular place to sleep, no modern conveniences of any kind. But I'm not alone, cause everyone around me is in the same predicament. The entire city is shut down, with no public services, no emergency services, and word on the street says that all the other cities around us have also shut down. All the stores with food have been emptied by looters. All the hospitals and medical centers and clinics have been looted out of meds. All the liquor stores have been looted dry. Once-domesticated animals are running wild, dangerous and hungry in the streets, sometimes attacking humans for food. People are literally dropping dead everywhere from highly contagious diseases. The stench of decaying flesh is inescapable.

    Of course this story is fictional, but it's plausible. If the world's leaders keep acting as they've been acting recently, this could be a very real scenario for most, if not all of us.

    So...what would you do if this became your reality?
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    Jul 21, 2014 7:07 PM GMT
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  • buddycat

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    Jul 21, 2014 7:07 PM GMT
    Sounds like some right-wing nuttery meant to scare people into voting against their best interest. Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged is a work of fiction and she advocated for minimal government but collected welfare. icon_lol.gif
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    buddycat saidSounds like some right-wing nuttery meant to scare people into voting against their best interest. Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged is a work of fiction and she advocated for minimal government but collected welfare. icon_lol.gif
    But this isn't about voting. It's about WWIII, which is eventually inevitable regardless of who we vote for, or what our political leanings are. The question is what would you do in the aftermath?
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    Jul 21, 2014 7:41 PM GMT
    I believe mr. Kant and perpetual peace, so no, I won't see WW3 in my life. And you know, as Fukuyama also said, this is the end of history, gentlemen.


    Yet, if your scenario is to happen, then I'd be a warlord who terrorizes twinks and bottom boys around my city, cuz I remember where almost every twink from grindr/jackd lives hehehe
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    Jul 21, 2014 7:44 PM GMT
    Okajuurou saidI believe mr. Kant and perpetual peace, so no, I won't see WW3 in my life. And you know, as Fukuyama also said, this is the end of history, gentlemen.


    Yet, if your scenario is to happen, then I'd be a warlord who terrorizes twinks and bottom boys around my city, cuz I remember where almost every twink from grindr/jackd lives hehehe
    i want to be a twink bottom boy in your city when the zombie apocalypse happens.
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    Jul 21, 2014 8:02 PM GMT
    Sounds like post-Katrina New Orleans.
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    Jul 21, 2014 8:05 PM GMT
    GAMRican saidSounds like post-Katrina New Orleans.
    Yep, that's the exact model I used for the description. icon_wink.gif
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    I would definitely be a hooker all out!

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    Har19 said

    I would definitely be a hooker all out!

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  • WrestlerBoy

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    Jul 21, 2014 8:31 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidI have no money, no running water, no electricity, no gas/petrol, no operational electronics, no regular place to sleep, no modern conveniences of any kind. But I'm not alone, cause everyone around me is in the same predicament. The entire city is shut down, with no public services, no emergency services, and word on the street says that all the other cities around us have also shut down. All the stores with food have been emptied by looters. All the hospitals and medical centers and clinics have been looted out of meds. All the liquor stores have been looted dry. Once-domesticated animals are running wild, dangerous and hungry in the streets, sometimes attacking humans for food. People are literally dropping dead everywhere from highly contagious diseases. The stench of decaying flesh is inescapable.

    Of course this story is fictional, but it's plausible. If the world's leaders keep acting as they've been acting recently, this could be a very real scenario for most, if not all of us.

    So...what would you do if this became your reality?


    Paul, you mean the situation you describe is "fictional" to...everybody reading this thread, yes?
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    paulflexes saidI have no money, no running water, no electricity, no gas/petrol, no operational electronics, no regular place to sleep, no modern conveniences of any kind. But I'm not alone, cause everyone around me is in the same predicament. The entire city is shut down, with no public services, no emergency services, and word on the street says that all the other cities around us have also shut down. All the stores with food have been emptied by looters. All the hospitals and medical centers and clinics have been looted out of meds. All the liquor stores have been looted dry. Once-domesticated animals are running wild, dangerous and hungry in the streets, sometimes attacking humans for food. People are literally dropping dead everywhere from highly contagious diseases. The stench of decaying flesh is inescapable.

    Of course this story is fictional, but it's plausible. If the world's leaders keep acting as they've been acting recently, this could be a very real scenario for most, if not all of us.

    So...what would you do if this became your reality?


    Paul, you mean the situation you describe is "fictional" to...everybody reading this thread, yes?
    Yes. I am aware that it's already a reality for some people around the globe, but not most...yet.
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    Jul 21, 2014 8:46 PM GMT
    Hmm... I knew there was a reason that I held on to all of great-grandad's horse-drawn farm equipment.

    Now if only there was a horse around...



    Edit: I suppose I could round up some of those surplus twinks escaping from the city and hook them up. Dunno... they'd probably be more expensive to feed than a horse. (Or just tell them it's the latest "cross-fit" and charge them for the privilege...)
  • WrestlerBoy

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    Jul 21, 2014 8:48 PM GMT
    In "the circles I move in" there is almost no debate about the cause of the next "major war": The most natural resource of all; water.

    Look how we're "handling" 50,000 kids at the border now. Greater Mexico City is approaching a population of close to 30 million people; it also loses almost a THIRD of its water every day through leaks in the system. Some estimates indicate that that city will run out of water in... 30 years. Let's say the population by then is 35 million.

    And where do we think those 35 million people are going to start walking to in order to find water.... Guatemala??
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    Jul 21, 2014 8:53 PM GMT
    WrestlerBoy saidIn "the circles I move in" there is almost no debate about the cause of the next "major war": The most natural resource of all; water.

    Look how we're "handling" 50,000 kids at the border now. Greater Mexico City is approaching a population of close to 30 million people; it also loses almost a THIRD of its water every day through leaks in the system. Some estimates indicate that that city will run out of water in... 30 years. Let's say the population by then is 35 million.

    And where do we think those 35 million people are going to start walking to in order to find water.... Guatemala??


    I do work in "Emergency Management" and other "Continuity/Resilience" related disciplines, and "Water" is a key factor in planning scenarios at a global level.

    As an ironic example, "Water Stewardship" is a key theme of The Coca Cola Company's corporate social responsibility efforts.
  • WrestlerBoy

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    Jul 21, 2014 9:00 PM GMT
    I am the most optimistic person I know, by nature and conviction. However, again, in "certain circles" the scenario Paul describes is not only likely, it is simply inevitable.

    We're not a day late and a dollar short on this, we're about 40 years late (in alternative energy resources) and a gezillion dollars short. Yes, there are mega projects attempting to tackle a lot of this in very creative ways, but they are "models" and simply nowhere near enough or in time enough.

    Our cynical politicians and media have laughed at this for years. Fine, for most of them (probably even for most of us) we're in the "IBG" crowd ("I'll Be Gone"). But I know of no serious academic or NGOer out in the actual field who, again, does not see Paul's scenario as an almost mathematical dead certainty.

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    Jul 21, 2014 9:49 PM GMT
    Another couple of great sources for information on this and inextricably interlinked topics are:

    The Millenium Project

    and

    The Institute for the Future

    Full disclosure: I am neither an optimist nor a pessamist. I am a realist.
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    Jul 21, 2014 9:53 PM GMT
    GAMRican saidAnother couple of great sources for information on this and inextricably interlinked topics are:

    The Millenium Project

    and

    The Institute for the Future

    Full disclosure: I am neither an optimist nor a pessamist. I am a realist.


    So am I. And all of these are always very "interesting", but the UN, Global Compact, and the rest of it are all just "an industry", like any other. Do you know how many UN Asst Sec Gens and their staffs have to be kept employed coming up with these reports, scenarios, meetings, conferences?

    Take Millennium. The minute you see "sustainable", you know it's bullshit. "Sustainable" under which circumstances? The ones we have now? Absolutely no chance, when we continue to have one person on the 405 in LA in one Merc 600.

    They're great talking shops; they're doing nothing. It's too late, and they know it, too.
  • Webster666

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    Jul 21, 2014 9:57 PM GMT
    Hypotheticals...
    What if I won the Lottery ?
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    WrestlerBoy said
    GAMRican saidAnother couple of great sources for information on this and inextricably interlinked topics are:

    The Millenium Project

    and

    The Institute for the Future

    Full disclosure: I am neither an optimist nor a pessamist. I am a realist.


    So am I. And all of these are always very "interesting", but the UN, Global Compact, and the rest of it are all just "an industry", like any other. Do you know how many UN Asst Sec Gens and their staffs have to be kept employed coming up with these reports, scenarios, meetings, conferences?

    Take Millennium. The minute you see "sustainable", you know it's bullshit. "Sustainable" under which circumstances? The ones we have now? Absolutely no chance, when we continue to have one person on the 405 in LA in one Merc 600.

    They're great talking shops; they're doing nothing. It's too late, and they know it, too.


    Shhhh! People will start thinking there are escape pods (not that there are any of these).
  • Apparition

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    Jul 21, 2014 10:15 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidI have no money, no running water, no electricity, no gas/petrol, no operational electronics, no regular place to sleep, no modern conveniences of any kind. But I'm not alone, cause everyone around me is in the same predicament. The entire city is shut down, with no public services, no emergency services, and word on the street says that all the other cities around us have also shut down. All the stores with food have been emptied by looters. All the hospitals and medical centers and clinics have been looted out of meds. All the liquor stores have been looted dry. Once-domesticated animals are running wild, dangerous and hungry in the streets, sometimes attacking humans for food. People are literally dropping dead everywhere from highly contagious diseases. The stench of decaying flesh is inescapable.

    Of course this story is fictional, but it's plausible. If the world's leaders keep acting as they've been acting recently, this could be a very real scenario for most, if not all of us.

    So...what would you do if this became your reality?


    you just described the living conditions within walking distance of my house, and they are just fine. I mean, really, 25% of the people on the whole north side of town are alreay experiencing that by CHOICE. They have their own parking FFS.
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    Jul 21, 2014 10:17 PM GMT
    paulflexes said
    It's about WWIII, which is eventually inevitable regardless of who we vote for, or what our political leanings are.


    Because the crazies are still in charge. The same neocons that pulled puppet strings on Bush are now instructing Obama. But emboldened with Iraq, Afghanistan, and Libya, they're now poking sticks at a big Russian bear that's been backed into a corner.

    I thought they'd back down after losing the first round in a spectacularly humiliating fashion but it seems they're determined to escalate.

    I don't know if the Malaysian Air disaster is a false flag or not but it's right out of their playbook and if so, it's having the intended result of drawing the EU in.
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    wild_sky360 said
    paulflexes said
    It's about WWIII, which is eventually inevitable regardless of who we vote for, or what our political leanings are.


    Because the crazies are still in charge. The same neocons that pulled puppet strings on Bush are now instructing Obama. But emboldened with Iraq, Afghanistan, and Libya, they're now poking sticks at a big Russian bear that's been backed into a corner.

    I thought they'd back down after losing the first round in a spectacularly humiliating fashion but it seems they're determined to escalate.

    I don't know if the Malaysian Air disaster is a false flag or not but it's right out of their playbook and if so, it's having the intended result of drawing the EU in.
    I don't know if it's a false flag either, but it's definitely got me reconsidering some priorities in order to prepare for a not-so-glamorous future. Some people may try to take the lemons and make lemonade. I'll take the lemons, add triple-sec and tequila, and make golden margaritas.
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    Jul 21, 2014 11:00 PM GMT
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