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    Default Civilization is DOOOMED!!!!! says glass-half-full kind of guy

    Brace Yourself: Our Society Is Going To The Dogs

    Posted Jan 12, 2011 12:28pm EST by Henry Blodget


    In case you're obsessing about normal problems like your food being overcooked, your clothes not fitting quite right, or your kids not doing their homework, don't bother.
    Because soon, says trend-forecaster Gerald Celente publisher of The Trends Journal, you're going to have a lot more important things to worry about.
    Such as a huge spike in crime, as towns and cities are forced to cut back on police enforcement to pare their massive budget deficits.
    And higher taxes, as the government tries to save its own skin by producing revenue any way it can.
    And a loss of liberty, as the government tries to preserve its own power by tracking every aspect of your life.
    Fortunately, says Celente, civilization itself will not collapse. But it's going to get really bad for a while.
    brace yourself our society is going to the dogs: Tech Ticker, Yahoo! Finance


    ^video of guy rambling on about the coming dystopia at source
    As Canadian as possible under the circumstances

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    Well that's a relief, as the magnetic poles of the Earth are also supposedly shifting right now too. What the heck is going to drive people mental first.

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    Yeah, the world is ending. Jesus is coming. Look busy.

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    Some stupid infomercial just came on the tv in the background, and this guy who is trying to shill his self help shit/whatever was saying that in the next five to ten years 70 percent of all Americans will lose their jobs, have their income drop, or be reduced to part time status. He of course stated this like it is an established scientific fact and not just a prediction of course.

    Way to scaremonger your way into selling your product, Asswipe.

    Also I do not believe that their will be a massive increase in crime because of cuts in police, etc. That is one thing people will fork over money for-police protection. As soon as a correlation would be made between cuts like that and greatly increasing crime, people WILL fork up tax money for THAT-police protection, that is.

    I think people will let the roads go to hell, other services go to pot, social services be slashed- before they let police protection seriously suffer.

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    ^^ Here in NYC we are watching our crime rates creep up and the number of cops lower. It's only a matter of time before this city is back to 1980's level of crime and filth. So far, no one is screaming about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charmed Hour View Post
    ^^ Here in NYC we are watching our crime rates creep up and the number of cops lower. It's only a matter of time before this city is back to 1980's level of crime and filth. So far, no one is screaming about it.
    Not yet..but if it keeps up-you just wait. There is a difference between 'creeping up' and 'a huge spike in' as well. When it gets really bad people will cough up the money for the cops-they will do it, and they will bitch and moan and wail and point and blame, but they will do it.

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