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What disaster, natural or otherwise, will befall the US?

Natural earth-born disaster (earthquake, hurricane etc etc)
2 (7.1%)
Natural space disaster (sun dies, asteroids,  radiation etc)
3 (10.7%)
Aliens
5 (17.9%)
Nuclear warfare
4 (14.3%)
Virus (includes any zombie virus)
3 (10.7%)
Civil War
5 (17.9%)
Invasion from another nation
2 (7.1%)
other (please explain...)
4 (14.3%)

Total Members Voted: 25

What will wipe out America?

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Re: What will wipe out America?
« Reply #60 on: November 06, 2008, 06:15:04 PM »
i say natural space disaster, although the sun dying is not a likely scenario. when the sun dies i'm sure the human race will be extinct(or evloved into something else) and the U.S. will be long gone with it.

Evolved into something else? We have no predator except ourselves.
evolution does not stop simply because we have no predators.

Of course, but the human race could not turn into something else (another species, like you implied)... unless you consider maybe having six-toes something else? It's very doubtful I think. Perhaps our immune systems will get better or something.
We could very well turn into something else. Our problem is that we can keep unfit people alive. No real natural selection is occurring. Eventually we will become a new species though.

If we practice Eugenics, sure.  ::)

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Re: What will wipe out America?
« Reply #61 on: November 06, 2008, 07:49:49 PM »
Quote from: Charles Darwin, On the Origin of Species
Both sexes ought to refrain from marriage if in any marked degree inferior in body or mind; but such hopes are Utopian and will never be even partially realized until the laws of inheritance are thoroughly known.

Darwin on eugenics.

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Re: What will wipe out America?
« Reply #62 on: November 06, 2008, 07:51:27 PM »
i say natural space disaster, although the sun dying is not a likely scenario. when the sun dies i'm sure the human race will be extinct(or evloved into something else) and the U.S. will be long gone with it.

Evolved into something else? We have no predator except ourselves.
evolution does not stop simply because we have no predators.

Of course, but the human race could not turn into something else (another species, like you implied)... unless you consider maybe having six-toes something else? It's very doubtful I think. Perhaps our immune systems will get better or something.
We could very well turn into something else. Our problem is that we can keep unfit people alive. No real natural selection is occurring. Eventually we will become a new species though.

If we practice Eugenics, sure.  ::)

Hitler knew what was up.
No, I was referring to random mutations. It doesn't take much for us to be another species. Just enough mutations built up that we can't mate with people from the past if they were alive.

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Re: What will wipe out America?
« Reply #63 on: November 06, 2008, 10:59:53 PM »
True dat. Also, because of beauty standards, humans may actually evolve into something else entirely, if, for example, big hands for some reason become incredibly sexy.
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Re: What will wipe out America?
« Reply #64 on: November 06, 2008, 11:01:34 PM »
The human race is going to evolve to be pro-life, because they are the only ones who won't get abortions.

The future is bleak for humankind. :'(
I'm going to side with the white supremacists.

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Wendy

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Re: What will wipe out America?
« Reply #65 on: November 06, 2008, 11:02:50 PM »
That's ok, Steve. Stupidity isn't hereditary.
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Re: What will wipe out America?
« Reply #66 on: November 06, 2008, 11:05:18 PM »
That's ok, Steve. Stupidity isn't hereditary.

Not genetically, but parents certainly influence the way their children think, sometimes even to the point of brainwashing them into believing in the most absurd concepts. See: religion.
I'm going to side with the white supremacists.

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Wendy

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Re: What will wipe out America?
« Reply #67 on: November 06, 2008, 11:08:08 PM »
Funny thing, that. Most kids to atheist parents stop with that "My mommy and daddy said"-shit when they'r 8 or something, while some christian kids are still doing it in their teens.
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Re: What will wipe out America?
« Reply #68 on: November 06, 2008, 11:12:06 PM »
Funny thing, that. Most kids to atheist parents stop with that "My mommy and daddy said"-shit when they'r 8 or something, while some christian kids are still doing it in their teens.

That is usualy the sad truth, or somtimes even into adulthood :-\
I don't remember anything. Well, I do, but it's really vague. Like I was on drugs the whole time.

Re: What will wipe out America?
« Reply #69 on: November 06, 2008, 11:15:00 PM »
Stupidity isn't hereditary.
Measurable intelligence is.

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Wendy

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Re: What will wipe out America?
« Reply #70 on: November 06, 2008, 11:15:48 PM »
Stupidity isn't a lack of intelligence.
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Anteater7171

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Re: What will wipe out America?
« Reply #71 on: November 06, 2008, 11:17:50 PM »
Stupidity isn't a lack of intelligence.
It's failure to learn from previos mistakes.
I don't remember anything. Well, I do, but it's really vague. Like I was on drugs the whole time.

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Wendy

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Re: What will wipe out America?
« Reply #72 on: November 06, 2008, 11:18:25 PM »
You do know that that pretty much sums up what intelligence is all not about?
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Anteater7171

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Re: What will wipe out America?
« Reply #73 on: November 06, 2008, 11:19:53 PM »
You do know that that pretty much sums up what intelligence is all not about?

What's your definition of stupidity then?
I don't remember anything. Well, I do, but it's really vague. Like I was on drugs the whole time.

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Wendy

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Re: What will wipe out America?
« Reply #74 on: November 06, 2008, 11:21:30 PM »
A lack of intelligence, knowledge and common sense. Also, vulgarity is a big contributing factor.
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Anteater7171

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Re: What will wipe out America?
« Reply #75 on: November 06, 2008, 11:25:38 PM »
A little broader than mine.
I don't remember anything. Well, I do, but it's really vague. Like I was on drugs the whole time.

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Re: What will wipe out America?
« Reply #76 on: November 07, 2008, 02:12:56 AM »
Not really "wipe out", but a major civil war will most likely disable America and possibly remove its superpower status; most great powers, ancient or modern, fall for that in the past. America is surrounded by two large ocean. Thus, no country can invade America, mainly because the country will have to build up a military force able to defeat both the Americans' mighty naval fleet and their advanced air force. Of course, doing so will result in an economic collapse for the invading country. Invading the U.S. by crossing the unmilitarized Canadian-American border is the only option, but it is highly unlikely that the U.S. government will allow any foreign military to station in Canada. A nuclear strike probably will not defeat America either, because it is well known that the Americans do have various missile defense systems (Missile Defense Agency).

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MessiahOfFire

Re: What will wipe out America?
« Reply #77 on: November 07, 2008, 03:00:37 AM »
Have not read the other posts in this thread, and don't give a flying fucking fuck, but the lame USA is due for an 'Invasion from another nation'. Its pissed off enough countries, to say the least.

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MessiahOfFire

Re: What will wipe out America?
« Reply #78 on: November 07, 2008, 03:05:05 AM »
Not really "wipe out", but a major civil war will most likely disable America and possibly remove its superpower status; most great powers, ancient or modern, fall for that in the past. America is surrounded by two large ocean. Thus, no country can invade America, mainly because the country will have to build up a military force able to defeat both the Americans' mighty naval fleet and their advanced air force. Of course, doing so will result in an economic collapse for the invading country. Invading the U.S. by crossing the unmilitarized Canadian-American border is the only option, but it is highly unlikely that the U.S. government will allow any foreign military to station in Canada. A nuclear strike probably will not defeat America either, because it is well known that the Americans do have various missile defense systems (Missile Defense Agency).

I know you live in the great Aus, but obviously that has made you very numb. America is not the only nation with physical power. There are a great number of nations, if worked together, that could undeniably obliverate the fuck out of USA. And guess what, its slowly happening.

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Re: What will wipe out America?
« Reply #79 on: November 07, 2008, 03:07:43 AM »
A few of these options are related as well - the US would nuke anyone that tried to invade, for instance, so the odds of an invasion alone without nuclear war being kicked off are pretty slim.
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MessiahOfFire

Re: What will wipe out America?
« Reply #80 on: November 07, 2008, 03:11:18 AM »
A few of these options are related as well - the US would nuke anyone that tried to invade, for instance, so the odds of an invasion alone without nuclear war being kicked off are pretty slim.

Thats like telling the guy that killed your mum you are going to kill him.

If you knew anything about war, you would know it all happens as a suprise, out of now where. And its done 'under covers'. As in, not obvious enough for anybody to notice.
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Re: What will wipe out America?
« Reply #81 on: November 07, 2008, 03:14:18 AM »
A few of these options are related as well - the US would nuke anyone that tried to invade, for instance, so the odds of an invasion alone without nuclear war being kicked off are pretty slim.

Thats like telling the guy that killed your mum you are going to kill him.

If you knew anything about war, you would know it all happens as a suprise, out of now where.

I you knew anything about war, you would know that most, if not all countries use it as a last resort when the diplomats have failed. In the communication society that we are today, not to mention the fact that the US probably has spies in every major nation in the world, a war that happens as a surprise is about as likely as the second coming of christ.
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Re: What will wipe out America?
« Reply #82 on: November 07, 2008, 03:29:39 AM »
I know you live in the great Aus, but obviously that has made you very numb. America is not the only nation with physical power. There are a great number of nations, if worked together, that could undeniably obliverate the fuck out of USA. And guess what, its slowly happening.
Please learn to read. I did not wrote "countries". Who doesn't know there are great powers in this world, but none has the military capabilities powerful enough to directly challenge the U.S. alone?

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MessiahOfFire

Re: What will wipe out America?
« Reply #83 on: November 07, 2008, 03:34:19 AM »
I know you live in the great Aus, but obviously that has made you very numb. America is not the only nation with physical power. There are a great number of nations, if worked together, that could undeniably obliverate the fuck out of USA. And guess what, its slowly happening.
Please learn to read. I did not wrote "countries". Who doesn't know there are great powers in this world, but none has the military capabilities powerful enough to directly challenge the U.S. alone?

Alone, no. Together, yes.

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MessiahOfFire

Re: What will wipe out America?
« Reply #84 on: November 07, 2008, 03:35:02 AM »
A few of these options are related as well - the US would nuke anyone that tried to invade, for instance, so the odds of an invasion alone without nuclear war being kicked off are pretty slim.

Thats like telling the guy that killed your mum you are going to kill him.

If you knew anything about war, you would know it all happens as a suprise, out of now where.

I you knew anything about war, you would know that most, if not all countries use it as a last resort when the diplomats have failed. In the communication society that we are today, not to mention the fact that the US probably has spies in every major nation in the world, a war that happens as a surprise is about as likely as the second coming of christ.

You know much about warfare. LOLZ!

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Re: What will wipe out America?
« Reply #85 on: November 07, 2008, 03:35:59 AM »
Together, yes.
Which probably will not happen any time soon.

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Re: What will wipe out America?
« Reply #86 on: November 07, 2008, 03:37:16 AM »
Unless the US tries to do what germany did in the 1940's. Also, MoF, what do YOU know about war? Or anything, for that matter?
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MessiahOfFire

Re: What will wipe out America?
« Reply #87 on: November 07, 2008, 03:39:51 AM »
Together, yes.
Which probably will not happen any time soon.

Are you a fucking idiot. How many enemies has the US made in the past 10 years? How many countries has it fucked up with no real excuse? How many AMERICANS are pissed off at their own country and its decisions? Wake up.

A closed mind will never see.

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MessiahOfFire

Re: What will wipe out America?
« Reply #88 on: November 07, 2008, 03:44:20 AM »
Unless the US tries to do what germany did in the 1940's. Also, MoF, what do YOU know about war? Or anything, for that matter?

Stop throwing around useless statements. You know nothing of war, obviously because you think war is something that is seen a mile away. In some cases, yes, it is. But in most cases, as you would know if you studied humans and warfare history, you would understand that attacks come in suprises, and its only because that (surprise), they have a better chance of success.

Why the fuck do you think USA has imposed all these anti terrorist laws that basically say good bye to your own basic privacy. Because they don't want to get suprised by an attack, instead, they want to be ready.


Geeze.
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Re: What will wipe out America?
« Reply #89 on: November 07, 2008, 03:45:55 AM »
You're an idiot.
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