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World Gone Mad!?

Discussion in 'America the Beautiful' started by shewoff, Jun 30, 2018.

    Jun 30, 2018
  1. shewoff

    shewoff Senior Member webby mm1

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    Hey All, I have tried for most of my adult life to try and see the event's of the world and country ,state from a stand-off but hopeful eye. But the one thing that no-one here or anywhere can say is that thing's are starting to get bad here on the earth?
    Please pep's I really do not want this thread to turn into a political hammer match between the pro's and con's. I really do feel that here we can actually have a major portion of the world at our finger tip's here. So if anyone does? post here please it is a thread to see if we can get good info on what really is going on in this small planet we exist on?

    I mean what is the truth? It is apparent to me and my group of friend's that thing's are getting bad and getting worse by the day.Not to say we can't still put on the brakes.It look's like changes daily every where? War's,misery,pest(bug's),hate,in new and unrelated scales.We must try and see that if we don't put the brakes on it will reach a volatile un-reachable goal.And I don't wish to see us of all the creatures on the earth, we the ones who really have not been around long enough to have a real say in these event's.


    And these thing's will continue to spiral out of control until someone pushes a button and it end's with us no having a say at all?
    I see and hear some many changes in my country.It is starting to scare me? Watch important show's with host I like and respect.Last nite on Bill Maher there was serious talk of a civil war in the US within 8 to 10 year's? I'am and was shocked to her the negativity coming from Bill and his guest's.My god I hope and wish these thing's are wrong? But daily it keep's getting worse and worse.Socialism in my America?

    I keep hoping I will wake up from a dream and it will all be back to a more controlled state of madness.But again not here to stay in one place.So myself and my wife are going on a bit of a holiday?(Not Really!)I do feel that I would like to see it for myself and decide if it is as bad as I feel it is and will become.

    And there are many ,many fantastic casino's and gambling junket's to keep me happy in my habit's.If any one here at the CM has a feeling of the same like as mine? Or see's change's indicative of the region they live in,it does not matter? If you see the world sliding?POST! Peace Out! Out Of The Mist! cshewoff
     
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  3. mack341

    mack341 Full Member

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    south east england
    I think in america you are so lucky to have such a large country to explore, mountains, woods, coasts, cities etc.. but because of the increasing pace of life, job/money insecurity and worry/stress the general population never really get to enjoy it. I think the hysterical media we have in the west, along with politicians and the elite who have so much power, are creating a false reality in people's minds of doom and gloom, advancing technology has also become too important and it creates an uneasy feeling of constant change and challenge. [basically unsettling as humans we like stability and order whereas atm we have the opposite]
     
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  5. goatwack

    goatwack Denny, two is great, but three is a crowd CAG

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    Revelations. It's all in Revelations :eek2:
     
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  7. Harry_BKK

    Harry_BKK Senior Member CAG mm1

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    To be honest, I often feel that we (humans and planet earth) are an experiment gone wrong. An ever so slight deviation in a chemical reaction that over time led to where we are today. Has it taken millions or billions of years? It doesn't really matter since the period we have been around amounts to less than a blink of an eye. And rest assured, we will be just as "quickly" gone. Let it be another 100, 1,000 or even 100,000 years, the duration, until planet Earth is nothing more than another part of the universe, does not matter one single "iota".

    Will it make any difference to the totality? Not a scratch, nothing.

    It matters to us only because we measure time in a short periods since we only have about a 3/4 - 1 century of existence. After that we are gone, never to return. And not much will change unless we evolve to a point where we use more than just 5% of our brain and learn to overcome the urge to always react to our basic instincts .

    E.g. self-defense --> danger = build a defense structure or a weapon ..... can you imagine we still behave so territorial like 200,000 years ago when the first "homo sapiens" walked on this planet and even beyond that. Pure nature instincts that were given to us for some reason to ensure survival of the strongest/fittest/best at evolution etc. And although we have evolved in this period, we have not been able to change.

    To answer your question....no, we have not gone mad, we just display more of who we really are. Instead of realizing that we are this unique planet, unique species, unique "colony" in the endless universe and act accordingly, we behave worse than the first "homo sapiens", somehow thinking we can just jump on the next bus that will take us to another, better planet.

    For this planet we are comparable to what a rat infestation is for us humans. Absent any serious natural enemies, we multiply at a break-neck speed only that we do not have the discipline of a rat population. Instead we fight each other at every opportunity for even the smallest advantage, not realizing that we are driving our species to extinction.

    I said this already once here: The planet will have no problems to exist without us, the question is more how long we will be present on this planet. Life will exist even without humans until either the sun is getting to close to the planet, or the sun loses too much of its energy (projected to be in a few billion years) or the atmosphere disappears as we know it today. It only takes another ever so slight deviation in a chemical reaction to set in motion any of those processes or maybe others that will ultimately have a huge impact.
     
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  9. slotplayer

    slotplayer Senior Member webmeister

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    Its over population.
     
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  10. Jun 30, 2018
  11. pinnit2014

    pinnit2014 Senior Member MM PABinit

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    Once the Industrial Revolution kicked in it was the start of game over. We've fair rattled through those natural resources in a few hundred years :rolleyes:

    Greenbelt land not so protected (allegedly in the name of social housing), powerful land developers and practices such as fracking (kudos to the Scottish Government over here). Sigh.
     
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  13. Harry_BKK

    Harry_BKK Senior Member CAG mm1

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    “The world has enough for everyone's need, but not enough for everyone's greed.”

    Mahatma Gandhi
     
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  15. mack341

    mack341 Full Member

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    I don't know exactly know how the numbers work out but if a couple have 2 children, so basically 1 for 1, would the world population be more or less static over 100 years. So I die but then my child takes my place who then has 1 child. Also I hope this isn't out of order but I wonder if the increasing gay population is one of nature's ways of slowing down population growth?
     
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  17. Spikie

    Spikie Full Member

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    Uk
    World population has doubled in size in last 50 years, something like 4 billion to now around 8 billion.

    Within another 50 years it is going to double again .

    Unsustainable growth and strain on limited resources and food / water, less jobs in future due to more automation .

    Result is catastrophic, I am glad I won’t be around to see what happens.

    Also feel sorry for children that will have to grow up and deal with the mess in the future.
     
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  19. Jory

    Jory Senior Member webby

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    Well I'm one of the few who think 99.99% of people are actually good at heart. I don't care what your political view is, your nationality/sexuality whatever you can add to that list, I will always give people time and respect. (Even if your favourite slot is Gemix). I just feel opinions are too heavily influenced by the media and politics and that's why I avoid all media sites.

    I think you can live a much happier life if you avoid all media including social, and political debates. It's not that I don't care - far from it, I just feel that the character traits that are necessary to become a politician are far from the ones needed to do the best job. In other words, I don't trust any of them no matter who gets elected.

    As
     
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  21. shewoff

    shewoff Senior Member webby mm1

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    northeast
    Good point's all.And it is just this ability that we human's have that MAY! allow us to turn it around? I just don't think so? It is just too fast for me if the entire known civil world goes off the deep end in a matter of decades?
    I don't get it?


    Harry I know that you are always going to give a good post to add to the thread Thank You! My wife is from Arabic - English back ground and she is scared for us to travel in the east? I agree it is dangerous if you walk around with blinder's on.
    But I would never go some place that I feel our liberties would be in danger.No Never! She is a whisper in a world of wind. I know she probably would prefer not to go,and I may just relent and go alone.

    But I have to see a bit of what I feel is gonna get us all. If we don't get it by the ball's and SQUEEZE...... It is not very easy to try to make light the situation we may have our self's in.And there does not seem to be a voice that is making the sounds that will be required to stop this detonation of society.And all it takes is one serious voice that tunes us all in. WOW!

    I like this folk's POST! Gimme what you see in your part of the world? Peace Out! Out OF The Mist! shewoff
     
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  23. mack341

    mack341 Full Member

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    this phrase has made me shift around in my chair a bit shewoff :eek2:, when you say head out east is that east in the USA?
     
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  25. slotplayer

    slotplayer Senior Member webmeister

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    me to.
     
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  27. Harry_BKK

    Harry_BKK Senior Member CAG mm1

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    We should not forget that our body is made to live for 35 - 45 years, maybe 50. Only "modern" inventions and evolved behaviors such as medicine, hygiene etc actually keep us as organic matter for a few decades longer.

    Just remember that up to 1928, when Penicillin was discovered, people were dying from small infections, from a bad cold or what are today easily curable illnesses. Average life expectancy less than 200 years ago was around 40 years! So we have made a lot of progress.

    Some 20 years ago, I studied with great interest the old church archives in my village. Exact records dated back to around 1820 when the church burned down the last time after it was struck by lightning (it was rebuild again). Less accurate records were available back to the 17th century.

    You would be amazed how many children a family would have and how few would actually live past the age of 2 - 3 as the child mortality was immensely high. 10 and more kids were rather the norm, yet still population growth was rather modest.

    Fun fact: The oldest son would always bear the fathers first name. If the son died then they would name the next boy that was born again after his father, etc etc. Sometimes you had 3 or 4 kids with the same first name in a family. Made it difficult at times to follow the family tree. Plus, women were rarely mentioned by their name, e.g. at marriage it would say John Smith's daughter married Peter Williams. When a child was born, the entry would say Peter Williams's wife had a son / daughter.
     
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  29. Harry_BKK

    Harry_BKK Senior Member CAG mm1

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    I can only recommend you to go, no matter if it is East, West, North or South. If you have the luxury of time and money, then let the road lead you were it may.

    You will be surprised at how little hostility you will encounter.
     
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  31. slotplayer

    slotplayer Senior Member webmeister

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    50 million will
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  32. Jul 1, 2018
  33. mack341

    mack341 Full Member

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    oh lots will definitely travel and visit places, same in the UK, but my point was the true enjoyment of travel and holidays is affected and overshadowed by the stress of modern life, be it job or money worries, general raised anxiety levels etc.. job insecurity and the high cost of housing are 2 of the main problems in the UK. very few people have peace of mind these days, if you live in london there's a knife crime epidemic among other things etc..
     
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  35. slotplayer

    slotplayer Senior Member webmeister

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    I knew what you're getting at. It's the same here.
     
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  36. Jul 1, 2018
  37. mack341

    mack341 Full Member

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    On bbc tv we have a program with michael portillo [former mp] travelling around america by railway, and it looks a great place to explore. But then on youtube I've seen some of the run down places like detroit and it does not look safe at all, and you have the crystal meth and heroin problem too. Its interesting why canada doesn't seem to suffer the same level of social and crime problems as the US. Here in the UK in some run down poor areas you can feel the tension and potential of crime, it is very unsettling.
     
  38. Jul 1, 2018
  39. slotplayer

    slotplayer Senior Member webmeister

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    Detroit used to be known as the automotive capital of the world. It's suffered hard economic times but is supposedly on the rebound.

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    Canada borders the US, we border countries with drug cartels. Canada's population is smaller than California's or about 11% of the USA's.

    Best to avoid those areas no matter where they are.
     
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