Is it Time to Hide Under the Desk?

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    Does anybody remember living through a period that holds the potential horror that this one does?

    It's one thing to watch the stock market and compare the WH policies to Carter, and the all the rest of the boilerplate of political criticism, but today I heard a radio commercial which suggested buying ammunition, and the company would sell you storable food supplies and gas masks!!!!! efoodsdirect.com

    Follow this link today's WSJ article which suggests 1 in 5 chance that we're heading for a depression. Opinion: What Are the Odds of a Depression? - WSJ.com

    Any board members ready or preparing for an apocalyse?
     
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    Today we're worrying about money disappearing, yesterday we worried about Russian nukes.Whatever. I can tell the young ones by their fascination with money.
     
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    Thanks for bringing me back to earth, I think.

    If the old ones need something to be fascinated about, consider this from Daschle's book, which seems to be the direction of US healthcare:
    "He praises Europeans for being more willing to accept “hopeless diagnoses” and “forgo experimental treatments,” and he chastises Americans for expecting too much from the health-care system."

    So, to the elderly; "Just suck it up."

    Feel better?
     
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    horror of the times...hm no polio....no blood poisioning....no rh factor deaths...no pandemnic flus...
    no small pox....yellow fever or malaria...war in iraq...compared to ww2...some of those guys served the entire time..there was no 15 months limits or tour limits...the country had been attacked by an overt enemy...the vietnam war..the tet offensive...the horror of kent state...watergate the pardoning of president nixon....we live in interesting times...always have..always will
     
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    "forgo experimental treatments"??? All current treatments where at one time experimental... How are we to find the next medical brake through if it wasn't for experimental treatment.
     
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    oooo watch the young get nasty...but as a baby boomer i understand how the young feel...hell baby boomers have indulged themselves to the max.. and now the cows are coming home to the younger ones...and i dont think the burden of baby boomers hitting the health care system is gonna help
     
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    i am not getting on that ice floe....you can just forget about that
     
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    and what a little thug you are..threatening fats like that...now he will have to go engate in road rage
     
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    Political Chic, if you think the old ones are fascinated by Daschle, then you are misinformed. I think it's funny that you even brought up Daschle, he's a non-entity at this point
     
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    I like that allusion.

    You know, I must admit that I was always partial to "World Destruction" fiction and sci fi, but I never actually thought that I would have to stock up on army rations and ammo.

    Just don't be thinkin' you'll drop in for a snack.
     

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