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Re: Are We Truly In The End Times?
« Reply #140 on: March 12, 2011, 09:51:15 PM »
Terrorism is not even at the same scale today as it was in the '80s.  Civil unrest is minor in the States compared to the past, and abroad the situation in the Middle East is certainly not unique; and it's certainly less violent than the myriad of civil wars that erupted in the '90s, just as one example.  The current financial crisis is on the decline, and even it was not as steep as certain past ones.

Seriously, it's like Rumborak said: you have to want to believe it is the end times.  You have to want to believe things are worse now to actually see them that way.
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Re: Are We Truly In The End Times?
« Reply #141 on: March 12, 2011, 09:55:31 PM »
The current financial crisis is on the decline, and even it was not as steep as certain past ones.

Which past fanancial crisis are you referring to?

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Re: Are We Truly In The End Times?
« Reply #142 on: March 12, 2011, 10:28:47 PM »
I've read this somewhere before, I think it's Eco. Paraphrased: You can chalk it up to man's sense of ego and being the center of the universe that so many seem to want to believe that the end of the world just so happens to coincide with their birth.

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« Reply #143 on: March 12, 2011, 10:59:11 PM »
There are only two things that convince me that for the U.S. specifically, dark times are fast approaching:

1. Global warming (as I've stated), which will be moderately bad in the short run for us and possibly catastrophic for the world in the long run (which is what I'm afraid of).
2. As someone else in this thread has said, the main problem is not so much the issues our country is facing today but our apparent inability to do anything to curb said problems; hell, Americans have made partisan issues of what problems we actually are facing.  As with #1 above, it's a problem that can be mitigated or lessened to some degree if we can do something about it now, but if we do nothing or the bare minimum as we have been during the Obama administration, those problems will begin to overwhelm us.  A stagnating economy (and the recovery the Republicans are about to kill) will rob us of superpower status, the civil unrest may not be as bad as in ages past but it will worsen and could indeed divide the country to the point of civil war, and these and other issues will result in a sharp decline in the quality of life over the next few decades.  Pretty unfair for my generation, who was born and raised into what was arguably the height of American affluence.  If the recovery dies, we'll have inherited one of the worst messes since the 1970s, or even the 1930s.
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Re: Are We Truly In The End Times?
« Reply #144 on: March 13, 2011, 05:23:00 AM »
Excuse me, sir! Can you direct us to the naval base in Alameda? It's where they keep the nuclear wessels.
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Re: Are We Truly In The End Times?
« Reply #145 on: March 13, 2011, 05:27:26 AM »
The current financial crisis is on the decline, and even it was not as steep as certain past ones.

Which past fanancial crisis are you referring to?
Great depression of the 30's?

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Re: Are We Truly In The End Times?
« Reply #146 on: March 13, 2011, 07:48:56 AM »
Excuse me, sir! Can you direct us to the naval base in Alameda? It's where they keep the nuclear wessels.

It's funny because I was JUST watching this last night :lol

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« Reply #147 on: March 13, 2011, 08:13:38 AM »
We are in an enemy wessel. I did not wish to be shot down on our way to our own funeral.
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Re: Are We Truly In The End Times?
« Reply #148 on: March 14, 2011, 12:22:26 AM »
The current financial crisis is on the decline, and even it was not as steep as certain past ones.

Which past fanancial crisis are you referring to?
Great depression of the 30's?

That's usually not described as a financial crisis.

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Re: Are We Truly In The End Times?
« Reply #149 on: March 14, 2011, 05:56:27 AM »
The current financial crisis is on the decline, and even it was not as steep as certain past ones.

Which past fanancial crisis are you referring to?
Great depression of the 30's?

That's usually not described as a financial crisis.
it was.
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Re: Are We Truly In The End Times?
« Reply #150 on: March 14, 2011, 08:36:57 AM »
The current financial crisis is on the decline, and even it was not as steep as certain past ones.

Which past fanancial crisis are you referring to?
Great depression of the 30's?

That's usually not described as a financial crisis.

Are you kidding me?

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Re: Are We Truly In The End Times?
« Reply #151 on: March 14, 2011, 08:37:53 AM »
The current financial crisis is on the decline, and even it was not as steep as certain past ones.

Which past fanancial crisis are you referring to?
Great depression of the 30's?

That's usually not described as a financial crisis.

What is it described as?
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Re: Are We Truly In The End Times?
« Reply #152 on: March 14, 2011, 09:48:58 AM »
The current financial crisis is on the decline, and even it was not as steep as certain past ones.

Which past fanancial crisis are you referring to?
Great depression of the 30's?

That's usually not described as a financial crisis.
what
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Re: Are We Truly In The End Times?
« Reply #153 on: March 14, 2011, 10:56:56 AM »
Anyone find it a little bit eerie that this thread was made and then there was a huge earthquake/tsunami/nuclear meltdown in Japan right afterwords?

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« Reply #154 on: March 14, 2011, 10:57:29 AM »
Actually, if you're going to bring up economic downturn, the mess Martin Van Buren inherited is worse than this mess, as far as I'm concerned.
I had never heard of the guy but that name is 100% Dutch. Seems you guys didn't just get New York from us but also a president  :hat.
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« Reply #155 on: March 14, 2011, 11:14:37 AM »
Anyone find it a little bit eerie that this thread was made and then there was a huge earthquake/tsunami/nuclear meltdown in Japan right afterwords?

 :|

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Re: Are We Truly In The End Times?
« Reply #156 on: March 14, 2011, 01:22:47 PM »
We are in an enemy wessel. I did not wish to be shot down on our way to our own funeral.

Are you sure it's not time for a colorful metaphor?
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Re: Are We Truly In The End Times?
« Reply #157 on: March 14, 2011, 01:30:01 PM »
If Kirk had been smart he'd have known not to send the Russian to look for the nuclear wessels :lol

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Re: Are We Truly In The End Times?
« Reply #158 on: March 14, 2011, 06:26:31 PM »
The current financial crisis is on the decline, and even it was not as steep as certain past ones.

Which past fanancial crisis are you referring to?
Great depression of the 30's?

That's usually not described as a financial crisis.

What is it described as?

Technically it is a financial crisis because its roots are in banking and stocks, but its not described as a financial crisis because modern finance is so different now. It's usually described as "economic crisis" or "banking crisis". The last financial crisis was the largest crisis in modern finance as far as I know.

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Re: Are We Truly In The End Times?
« Reply #159 on: March 14, 2011, 07:17:18 PM »
The current financial crisis is on the decline, and even it was not as steep as certain past ones.

Which past fanancial crisis are you referring to?
Great depression of the 30's?

That's usually not described as a financial crisis.

What is it described as?

Technically it is a financial crisis because its roots are in banking and stocks, but its not described as a financial crisis because modern finance is so different now. It's usually described as "economic crisis" or "banking crisis". The last financial crisis was the largest crisis in modern finance as far as I know.
umm...yeah....nice try.
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stock market crash= financial crisis.
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Re: Are We Truly In The End Times?
« Reply #160 on: March 14, 2011, 07:31:46 PM »
Technically it is a financial crisis because its roots are in banking and stocks, but its not described as a financial crisis because modern finance is so different now. It's usually described as "economic crisis" or "banking crisis". The last financial crisis was the largest crisis in modern finance as far as I know.
umm...yeah....nice try.
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stock market crash= financial crisis.

How is that inconsistent with what I just posted?

Anyways, the 19th and the 21st are supposed to be landmark days in the end of the world. Woot.

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Re: Are We Truly In The End Times?
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Re: Are We Truly In The End Times?
« Reply #162 on: March 21, 2011, 01:00:08 AM »
I hope we are, because end time shit would be intense.


And there have always been people yelling that the world is ending every day for thousands of years now. And then when things can possibly get more complicated, they do.


It would be awesome if it ended in my lifetime, though. It would be like catching the last train off of this motherfucker.

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Re: Are We Truly In The End Times?
« Reply #163 on: March 21, 2011, 08:24:12 AM »
I hope we are, because end time shit would be intense.
You really have no idea of what you are 'hoping' for. I'd suggest you obtain an improved understanding of what the End Times entail before wishing it were upon us. 
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Re: Are We Truly In The End Times?
« Reply #164 on: March 21, 2011, 09:46:32 AM »
Oh come on :lol

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« Reply #165 on: March 21, 2011, 09:53:40 AM »
I hope we are, because end time shit would be intense.
You really have no idea of what you are 'hoping' for. I'd suggest you obtain an improved understanding of what the End Times entail before wishing it were upon us. 

Which version should he read? or should he read all of them? I personally haven't gotten around to all of them. Maybe summer break will help me out with that, it's very interesting. :)
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Re: Are We Truly In The End Times?
« Reply #166 on: March 21, 2011, 09:55:55 AM »
I hope we are, because end time shit would be intense.
You really have no idea of what you are 'hoping' for. I'd suggest you obtain an improved understanding of what the End Times entail before wishing it were upon us. 

Which version should he read? or should he read all of them? I personally haven't gotten around to all of them. Maybe summer break will help me out with that, it's very interesting. :)
Any of them. They all illustrate scenarios that certainly shoudn't be 'hoped' or wished for.
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Re: Are We Truly In The End Times?
« Reply #167 on: March 21, 2011, 09:56:28 AM »
I hope we are, because end time shit would be intense.
You really have no idea of what you are 'hoping' for. I'd suggest you obtain an improved understanding of what the End Times entail before wishing it were upon us. 
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Re: Are We Truly In The End Times?
« Reply #168 on: March 21, 2011, 10:50:32 AM »
I hope we are, because end time shit would be intense.
You really have no idea of what you are 'hoping' for. I'd suggest you obtain an improved understanding of what the End Times entail before wishing it were upon us. 

Which version should he read? or should he read all of them? I personally haven't gotten around to all of them. Maybe summer break will help me out with that, it's very interesting. :)

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Re: Are We Truly In The End Times?
« Reply #169 on: March 21, 2011, 11:04:48 AM »
I hope we are, because end time shit would be intense.
You really have no idea of what you are 'hoping' for. I'd suggest you obtain an improved understanding of what the End Times entail before wishing it were upon us. 

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« Reply #170 on: March 21, 2011, 11:06:41 AM »
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Re: Are We Truly In The End Times?
« Reply #171 on: March 21, 2011, 11:28:20 AM »
Its not the end of the world. Its the end of an era, a change of seasons. A spiritual and physical shift that will impact the world. A great energy will arise.
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« Reply #172 on: March 21, 2011, 11:40:36 AM »
Its not the end of the world. Its the end of an era, a change of seasons. A spiritual and physical shift that will impact the world. A great energy will arise.

Or it could just be Monday.
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« Reply #173 on: March 21, 2011, 11:44:22 AM »
Of course its not gonna happen today. Its what's going to happen.
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« Reply #174 on: March 21, 2011, 11:49:43 AM »
Of course its not gonna happen today. Its what's going to happen.

I was just jokingly stating it from a non-believers point of view.  Lots of bad things happening in the world...some say it is the end of times....we would just say it is Monday (assuming it actually was a Monday).
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