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15 May 2013, 4:47 pm

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15 May 2013, 6:42 pm

its a well constructed model, but it lacks any political substance.

I take it you're inferring that within 114 years there will be an apocalyptic event but this image doesn't substantiate why or how.

Care to decipher its meaning?


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15 May 2013, 6:45 pm

Some images have greater impact when the reason is left to the imagination....


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15 May 2013, 6:50 pm

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Some images have greater impact when the reason is left to the imagination....


appealing to emotion through images isn't what political discourse is about.

Personally i think its highly unlikely there will be a nuclear war within 114 years, much less our lifetime. Any potential belligerents realise the stakes are too damn high.

I think the most likely outcome is that the economic and social system will continue much as it is, but with the deficit between rich and poor ever increasing. Essentially a mirrored image of the social progress made since the industrial revolution.

I do think we will see a large scale conventional war in the next 40-50 years with an unprecedented death rate. I can't see the handover of economic leadership passing from USA to China without any ugliness.


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15 May 2013, 7:22 pm

Are those oil field derricks in the back ground?Looks like an oil drum in the sand also.
Maybe a comment on a war for oil.


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15 May 2013, 7:28 pm

Raptor wrote:
Some images have greater impact when the reason is left to the imagination....


thomas81 wrote:
appealing to emotion through images isn't what political discourse is about.

Why not? We use political discourse to bring out emotions in people in the form of butthurt. :P

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Personally i think its highly unlikely there will be a nuclear war within 114 years, much less our lifetime. Any potential belligerents realise the stakes are too damn high.

What about an asteroid? The dinosaurs didn't die from nuclear warfare.

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I think the most likely outcome is that the economic and social system will continue much as it is, but with the deficit between rich and poor ever increasing. Essentially a mirrored image of the social progress made since the industrial revolution.

Spoken like a true follower of Marx & Engels.

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I do think we will see a large scale conventional war in the next 40-50 years with an unprecedented death rate. I can't see the handover of economic leadership passing from USA to China without any ugliness.

China will burn itself out before then.


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15 May 2013, 7:29 pm

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Are those oil field derricks in the back ground?Looks like an oil drum in the sand also.
Maybe a comment on a war for oil.


I thought those were cell phone towers.....


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15 May 2013, 7:33 pm

^^^^^Do they group them in threes?I've only seen single ones around here.
But I have seen derricks in groups.


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15 May 2013, 7:56 pm

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^^^^^Do they group them in threes?I've only seen single ones around here.
But I have seen derricks in groups.


I was half joking.... :roll:


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15 May 2013, 7:57 pm

My thought was within fourteen years.

Not as a wasteland, for even a minor exchange, India and Pakistan, US and North Korea, some non state players, will be enough to end it, but Chernoble like, where trees and grass continue, the wild returns, just no people.

Drought and famine are more likely causes.



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15 May 2013, 8:01 pm

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Misslizard wrote:
^^^^^Do they group them in threes?I've only seen single ones around here.
But I have seen derricks in groups.


I was half joking.... :roll:


How would I know that?I take thing literal,ya'know.
And its impolite to roll your eyes at your elders.


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15 May 2013, 8:03 pm

Looks almost as bad as Grand Rapids!



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15 May 2013, 9:10 pm

thomas81 wrote:
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Personally i think its highly unlikely there will be a nuclear war within 114 years, much less our lifetime. Any potential belligerents realise the stakes are too damn high.


Will every potential belligerent in the next 114 years be in his right mind? Will they all have the mental capacity to realise the stakes are too high and back off?



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16 May 2013, 12:19 am

cubedemon6073 wrote:
[img][800:768]http://www.irtc.org/ftp/pub/stills/2002-04-30/nx_nwint.jpg[/img]


And as Paris Fashion Week begins, the new size -1 models cause controversy.
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16 May 2013, 7:15 am

:lmao: Very, very, very funny Keni. :lmao: