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What will America look like in 5-10 years?

 
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What will America look like in 5-10 years?
It's clear the current administration wants to move towards a socialistic state. Will the people settle for that? Will we find a middle ground and be happy? Will there be civil unrest?

Honestly I don't see how all that's happening now can end in a peaceful manner.

So what will America look like?
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Hmmm.......maybe like china

in the 1850s

or more likely

Darfur....
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Hmmm.......maybe like china

in the 1850s

or more likely

Darfur....
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Hope your wrong on both accounts.
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liek bronx , or harlem
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I really think the Elite would love to see that!
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tijuana
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I do love the donkey show there!!
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like a nuclear wasteland
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like a nuclear wasteland
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Really? You think we will have a nuclear exchange within 10 years?
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It will be broken up into regional economic zones with powerful regional governors similar to the way it under the East India Company!
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- generalized decay, increased crime, food shortages

-lower standard of living, declining purchasing power due to a decline in the value of the US dollar

-social disorder

-oligarchy power structure

-very limited civil rights for citizens

- high taxes
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like a nuclear wasteland
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fingers crossed
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- generalized decay, increased crime, food shortages

-lower standard of living, declining purchasing power due to a decline in the value of the US dollar

-social disorder

-oligarchy power structure

-very limited civil rights for citizens

- high taxes
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I could not have said it better.....


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It won't, because it will no longer exist
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Re: What will America look like in 5-10 years?
It won't be like that.

People will only accept so much before the government hits a brick wall.

It'll be like now with a few more laws (like we need them) probably.
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As usual, the GLP doom & gloom parade is marching through this thread in full glory. First of all, why is it self-evident that Obama wants to turn the USA into a (gasp!) socialist state? Besides the wisdom of FOX News, Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh, and the Republican Party (part of the religious right wing fringe and guns & ammo survivalists), who says so?

We are dealing with economic collapse brought on by 8 years of total deregulated Wall Street capitalism. It was brought down by human greed. Can anyone here face reality once in a while? Capitalism with NO REGULATION led to this catastrophe. To just trust that the capitalist elites would play fair is insane. Yet Bush just looked the other way as we crashed. Hell, we could not even trust our food sources to be clean anymore, since Bush gutted the budget for food inspections. Who would have believed unfettered capitalism without regulation would lead to massive peanut butter recalls, the food most often fed to children and elderly adults?

Yet you all wring your hands and predict the country will be WORSE under Obama? How much worse can it get? Bush took away 200 years of ethical treatment of prisoners, brought on massive spying of the American public, built FEMA camps, said he was above the law, etc. Again, you think Obama is going to ruin this country? I'm just appalled at your collective amnesia.

OK, so in a time of unprecedented economic disaster (at least in 80 years), Obama pumps money into Wall Street, and into the auto industries (which have been poorly managed for decades leading to their own collapse). Do I agree with bailing out Wall Street? No! I think it is time the elite get flung into jail rather than being given million dollar bonuses for failure. But what would you have Obama do, NOTHING? The Stimulus was an attempt to get money to state governments to jump start the local economies. Will it work? Maybe. Maybe not. But again, what should Obama do, just say "NO" (The Republican answer to any problem is to basically deny it exists!).

What I see in 10 years is a country probably not much different than now, except:

1. We will have another 10 years worth of technological advancement in the medical and communications fields. Within 10 years, I expect the pocket phone will be an all purpose PC and communication device, perhaps capable of doing things we can't imagine right now.
2. With stem cell research, we may have real progress against Parkinsons Disease. The British, who never stopped stem cell research as the US did under that idiot Bush, just announced a CURE to macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindless. My father is BLIND due to this, and I have the beginning sings of it. THANK GOD FOR THE BRITISH! They have taken a horrible disease and found a stem cell answer that (in 5 years) turn the treatment into an out-patient procedure that only takes about 15 minutes! Now THAT is science!
3. The economy will still be enemic, but will be improving a great deal. People will have adjusted to life style shifts and new types of jobs that pay well.
4. Temporary socialist sounding acts to stop the economic collapse of 2008-2009 will be long gone, and America will be a strong capitalist economy with necessary REGULATORY MANAGEMENT of ethics and greed, rather than looking the other way.
5. Gay marriage will be common in many states, as it has been in Canada for 6 years already! People in retrospect will wonder what all the right wing fuss was about. Unless you are gay, it won't be an issue for you.
6. We will have private health care insurance AND a public insurance option, which will act to keep private care costs down (since competition is what is supposed to keep prices down, remember? Now private companies form a monopoly over the field).
7. Right wing Christians will still be predicting the Wrath of God and the End Times.
8. International politics will be tense, as it always has been. China will be one of our closest economic allies, since we keep each other alive. Islamic terrorists will still be ranting and raving, but Obama's public relations tours of the mideast will defuse their overall power.
9. The DONT ASK, DONT TELL policy in the military will be long gone, making the USA the same as all other Western European military policies of allowing openly gay people to serve (Israel is also this way today). The effect? None.
10. Ruppert Murdoch will finally die, and his right wing hate-monger media empire will defang itself. Fox news will gradually live up to its slogan of being fair and balanced, rather than a pure mouth piece for the Republican party. Rush Limbaugh, weighing in at 534 pounds, will still be considered the de facto leader of the Republican party. Glenn Beck will lose his audience after being discovered in his bedroom wearing a ballerina tutu while in bed with an underage male prostitute.
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Sorry to post this twice, but I wasn't logged in, and am quite willing to use my login name for this post. It is slightly updated:

As usual, the GLP doom & gloom parade is marching through this thread in full glory. First of all, why is it self-evident that Obama wants to turn the USA into a (gasp!) socialist state? Besides the wisdom of FOX News, Glenn Beck Alex Jones, Steve Quayle and Rush Limbaugh, and the Republican Party (part of the religious right wing fringe and guns & ammo survivalists), who says so?

We are dealing with economic collapse brought on by 8 years of total deregulated Wall Street capitalism. It was brought down by human greed. Can anyone here face reality once in a while? Capitalism with NO REGULATION led to this catastrophe. To just trust that the capitalist elites would play fair is insane. Yet Bush just looked the other way as we crashed. Hell, we could not even trust our food sources to be clean anymore, since Bush gutted the budget for food inspections. Who would have believed unfettered capitalism without regulation would lead to massive peanut butter recalls, the food most often fed to children and elderly adults?

Yet you all wring your hands and predict the country will be WORSE under Obama? How much worse can it get? Bush took away 200 years of ethical treatment of prisoners, brought on massive spying of the American public, built FEMA camps, said he was above the law, etc. Again, you think Obama is going to ruin this country? I'm just appalled at your collective amnesia.

OK, so in a time of unprecedented economic disaster (at least in 80 years), Obama pumps money into Wall Street, and into the auto industries (which have been poorly managed for decades leading to their own collapse). Do I agree with bailing out Wall Street? No! I think it is time the elite get flung into jail rather than being given million dollar bonuses for failure. But what would you have Obama do, NOTHING? The Stimulus was an attempt to get money to state governments to jump start the local economies. Will it work? Maybe. Maybe not. But again, what should Obama do, just say "NO" (The Republican answer to any problem is to basically deny it exists!).

What I see in 10 years is a country probably not much different than now, except:

1. We will have another 10 years worth of technological advancement in the medical and communications fields. Within 10 years, I expect the pocket phone will be an all purpose PC and communication device, perhaps capable of doing things we can't imagine right now.
2. With stem cell research, we may have real progress against Parkinsons Disease. The British, who never stopped stem cell research as the US did under that idiot Bush, just announced a CURE to macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindless. My father is BLIND due to this, and I have the beginning signs of it. THANK GOD FOR THE BRITISH! They have taken a horrible disease and found a stem cell answer that (in 5 years) will turn the treatment into an out-patient procedure that only takes about 15 minutes! Now THAT is science!
3. The economy will still be enemic, but will be improving a great deal. People will have adjusted to life style shifts and new types of jobs that pay well.
4. Temporary socialist sounding acts to stop the economic collapse of 2008-2009 will be long gone, and America will be a strong capitalist economy with necessary REGULATORY MANAGEMENT of ethics and greed, rather than looking the other way.
5. Gay marriage will be common in many states, as it has been in Canada for 6 years already! People in retrospect will wonder what all the right wing fuss was about. Unless you are gay, it won't be an issue for you.
6. We will have private health care insurance AND a public insurance option, which will act to keep private care costs down (since competition is what is supposed to keep prices down, remember? Now private companies form a monopoly over the field).
7. Right wing Christians will still be predicting the Wrath of God and the End Times.
8. International politics will be tense, as it always has been. China will be one of our closest economic allies, since we keep each other alive. Islamic terrorists will still be ranting and raving, but Obama's public relations tours of the mideast will defuse their overall power.
9. The DONT ASK, DONT TELL policy in the military will be long gone, making the USA the same as all other Western European military policies of TODAY, allowing openly gay people to serve (Israel is also this way today). The effect? None.
10. Ruppert Murdoch will finally die, and his right wing hate-monger media empire will defang itself. Fox news will gradually live up to its slogan of being fair and balanced, rather than a pure mouth piece for the Republican party. Rush Limbaugh, weighing in at 534 pounds, will still be considered the de facto leader of the Republican party. Glenn Beck will lose his audience after being discovered in his bedroom wearing a ballerina tutu while in bed with an underage male prostitute.
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Re: What will America look like in 5-10 years?
- generalized decay, increased crime, food shortages

-lower standard of living, declining purchasing power due to a decline in the value of the US dollar

-social disorder

-oligarchy power structure

-very limited civil rights for citizens

- high taxes
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I don't think there is much chance that the US dollar will be around in 5 years. But I agree with you on everything and I think whatever currency replaces the dollar will surely buy less than the dollar does now.
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The LORD's Judgment on America

1 Thus saith the LORD; Behold, I will raise up against America, and against them that dwell in the midst of them that rise up against me, a destroying wind;
2 and will send unto America fanners, that shall fan her, and shall empty her land: for in the day of trouble they shall be against her round about.
3 Against him that bendeth let the archer bend his bow, and against him that lifteth himself up in his brigandine: and spare ye not her young men; destroy ye utterly all her host.
4 Thus the slain shall fall in the land of the Americans, and they that are thrust through in her streets.
5 For Israel hath not been forsaken, nor Judah of his God, of the LORD of hosts; though their land was filled with sin against the Holy One of Israel.
6 Flee out of the midst of America, and deliver every man his soul: be not cut off in her iniquity; for this is the time of the LORD's vengeance; he will render unto her a recompense.
7 America hath been a golden cup in the LORD's hand, that made all the earth drunken: the nations have drunken of her wine; Rev. 17.2-4 ; 18.3 therefore the nations are mad.
8 America is suddenly fallen and destroyed: howl for her; take balm for her pain, if so be she may be healed.
9 We would have healed America, but she is not healed: forsake her, and let us go every one into his own country: for her judgment reacheth unto heaven, Rev. 18.5 and is lifted up even to the skies.
10 The LORD hath brought forth our righteousness: come, and let us declare in Zion the work of the LORD our God.
11 Make bright the arrows; gather the shields: the LORD hath raised up the spirit of the kings of the Medes: for his device is against America, to destroy it; because it is the vengeance of the LORD, the vengeance of his temple.
12 Set up the standard upon the walls of America, make the watch strong, set up the watchmen, prepare the ambushes: for the LORD hath both devised and done that which he spake against the inhabitants of America.
13 O thou that dwellest upon many waters, Rev. 17.1 abundant in treasures, thine end is come, and the measure of thy covetousness.
14 The LORD of hosts hath sworn by himself, saying, Surely I will fill thee with men, as with caterpillars; and they shall lift up a shout against thee.
15 He hath made the earth by his power, he hath established the world by his wisdom, and hath stretched out the heaven by his understanding.
16 When he uttereth his voice, there is a multitude of waters in the heavens; and he causeth the vapors to ascend from the ends of the earth: he maketh lightnings with rain, and bringeth forth the wind out of his treasures.
17 Every man is brutish by his knowledge; every founder is confounded by the graven image: for his molten image is falsehood, and there is no breath in them.
18 They are vanity, the work of errors: in the time of their visitation they shall perish.
19 The portion of Jacob is not like them; for he is the former of all things: and Israel is the rod of his inheritance: the LORD of hosts is his name.
20 Thou art my battle-axe and weapons of war: for with thee will I break in pieces the nations, and with thee will I destroy kingdoms;
21 and with thee will I break in pieces the horse and his rider; and with thee will I break in pieces the chariot and his rider;
22 with thee also will I break in pieces man and woman; and with thee will I break in pieces old and young; and with thee will I break in pieces the young man and the maid;
23 I will also break in pieces with thee the shepherd and his flock; and with thee will I break in pieces the husbandman and his yoke of oxen; and with thee will I break in pieces captains and rulers.
24 And I will render unto America and to all the inhabitants of Chalde'a all their evil that they have done in Zion in your sight, saith the LORD.
25 Behold, I am against thee, O destroying mountain, saith the LORD, which destroyest all the earth: and I will stretch out mine hand upon thee, and roll thee down from the rocks, and will make thee a burnt mountain.
26 And they shall not take of thee a stone for a corner, nor a stone for foundations; but thou shalt be desolate for ever, saith the LORD.
27 Set ye up a standard in the land, blow the trumpet among the nations, prepare the nations against her, call together against her the kingdoms of Ar'arat, Minni, and Ash'chenaz; appoint a captain against her; cause the horses to come up as the rough caterpillars.
28 Prepare against her the nations with the kings of the Medes, the captains thereof, and all the rulers thereof, and all the land of his dominion.
29 And the land shall tremble and sorrow: for every purpose of the LORD shall be performed against America, to make the land of America a desolation without an inhabitant.
30 The mighty men of America have forborne to fight, they have remained in their holds: their might hath failed; they became as women: they have burned her dwelling places; her bars are broken.
31 One post shall run to meet another, and one messenger to meet another, to show the king of America that his city is taken at one end,
32 and that the passages are stopped, and the reeds they have burned with fire, and the men of war are affrighted.
33 For thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; The daughter of America is like a threshingfloor, it is time to thresh her: yet a little while, and the time of her harvest shall come.
34 Nebuchadrez'zar the king of America hath devoured me, he hath crushed me, he hath made me an empty vessel, he hath swallowed me up like a dragon, he hath filled his belly with my delicates, he hath cast me out.
35 The violence done to me and to my flesh be upon America, shall the inhabitant of Zion say; and my blood upon the inhabitants of Chalde'a, shall Jerusalem say.
36 Therefore thus saith the LORD; Behold, I will plead thy cause, and take vengeance for thee; and I will dry up her sea, and make her springs dry.
37 And America shall become heaps, a dwelling place for dragons, an astonishment, and a hissing, without an inhabitant.
38 They shall roar together like lions: they shall yell as lions' whelps.
39 In their heat I will make their feasts, and I will make them drunken, that they may rejoice, and sleep a perpetual sleep, and not wake, saith the LORD.
40 I will bring them down like lambs to the slaughter, like rams with he goats.
41 How is Sheshach taken! and how is the praise of the whole earth surprised! how is America become an astonishment among the nations!
42 The sea is come up upon America: she is covered with the multitude of the waves thereof.
43 Her cities are a desolation, a dry land, and a wilderness, a land wherein no man dwelleth, neither doth any son of man pass thereby.
44 And I will punish Bel in America, and I will bring forth out of his mouth that which he hath swallowed up: and the nations shall not flow together any more unto him; yea, the wall of America shall fall.
45 My people, go ye out of the midst of her, and deliver ye every man his soul from the fierce anger of the LORD.
46 And lest your heart faint, and ye fear for the rumor that shall be heard in the land; a rumor shall both come one year, and after that in another year shall come a rumor, and violence in the land, ruler against ruler.
47 Therefore, behold, the days come, that I will do judgment upon the graven images of America: and her whole land shall be confounded, and all her slain shall fall in the midst of her.
48 Then the heaven and the earth, and all that is therein, shall sing for America: Rev. 18.20 for the spoilers shall come unto her from the north, saith the LORD.
49 As America hath caused the slain of Israel to fall, so at America shall fall the slain of all the earth. Rev. 18.24
50 Ye that have escaped the sword, go away, stand not still: remember the LORD afar off, and let Jerusalem come into your mind.
51 We are confounded, because we have heard reproach: shame hath covered our faces; for strangers are come into the sanctuaries of the LORD's house.
52 Wherefore, behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will do judgment upon her graven images: and through all her land the wounded shall groan.
53 Though America should mount up to heaven, and though she should fortify the height of her strength, yet from me shall spoilers come unto her, saith the LORD.
54 A sound of a cry cometh from America, and great destruction from the land of the Chalde'ans:
55 because the LORD hath spoiled America, and destroyed out of her the great voice; when her waves do roar like great waters, a noise of their voice is uttered:
56 because the spoiler is come upon her, even upon America, and her mighty men are taken, every one of their bows is broken: for the LORD God of recompenses shall surely requite.
57 And I will make drunk her princes, and her wise men, her captains, and her rulers, and her mighty men: and they shall sleep a perpetual sleep, and not wake, saith the King, whose name is The LORD of hosts.
58 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; The broad walls of America shall be utterly broken, and her high gates shall be burned with fire; and the people shall labor in vain, and the folk in the fire, and they shall be weary.
59 The word which Jeremiah the prophet commanded Serai'ah the son of Neri'ah, the son of Ma-asei'ah, when he went with Zedeki'ah the king of Judah into America in the fourth year of his reign. And this Serai'ah was a quiet prince.
60 So Jeremiah wrote in a book all the evil that should come upon America, even all these words that are written against America.
61 And Jeremiah said to Serai'ah, When thou comest to America, and shalt see, and shalt read all these words;
62 then shalt thou say, O LORD, thou hast spoken against this place, to cut it off, that none shall remain in it, neither man nor beast, but that it shall be desolate for ever.
63 And it shall be, when thou hast made an end of reading this book, that thou shalt bind a stone to it, and cast it into the midst of Euphra'tes:
64 and thou shalt say, Thus shall America sink, and shall not rise Rev. 18.21 from the evil that I will bring upon her: and they shall be weary.
Thus far are the words of Jeremiah.
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What will America look like in 5-10 years? Like the hemorrhoids on my ass.Bloody and sore. s226
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- generalized decay, increased crime, food shortages

-lower standard of living, declining purchasing power due to a decline in the value of the US dollar

-social disorder

-oligarchy power structure

-very limited civil rights for citizens

- high taxes



I don't think there is much chance that the US dollar will be around in 5 years. But I agree with you on everything and I think whatever currency replaces the dollar will surely buy less than the dollar does now.
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I agree. That assessment is sort of my best case. I think the worst case would tilt more towards social unrest because if the decay is severe due to a currency collapse or something like that, there is no more powerful force for social unrest then families being unable to afford to pay their bills and feed themselves. I wouldn't think that some of the more dire predictions like state secession or something very dramatic would be out of the question either in the worst case. What I said above is my highest probability guess though.
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Sorry to post this twice, but I wasn't logged in, and am quite willing to use my login name for this post. It is slightly updated:

As usual, the GLP doom & gloom parade is marching through this thread in full glory. First of all, why is it self-evident that Obama wants to turn the USA into a (gasp!) socialist state? Besides the wisdom of FOX News, Glenn Beck Alex Jones, Steve Quayle and Rush Limbaugh, and the Republican Party (part of the religious right wing fringe and guns & ammo survivalists), who says so?

We are dealing with economic collapse brought on by 8 years of total deregulated Wall Street capitalism. It was brought down by human greed. Can anyone here face reality once in a while? Capitalism with NO REGULATION led to this catastrophe. To just trust that the capitalist elites would play fair is insane. Yet Bush just looked the other way as we crashed. Hell, we could not even trust our food sources to be clean anymore, since Bush gutted the budget for food inspections. Who would have believed unfettered capitalism without regulation would lead to massive peanut butter recalls, the food most often fed to children and elderly adults?

Yet you all wring your hands and predict the country will be WORSE under Obama? How much worse can it get? Bush took away 200 years of ethical treatment of prisoners, brought on massive spying of the American public, built FEMA camps, said he was above the law, etc. Again, you think Obama is going to ruin this country? I'm just appalled at your collective amnesia.

OK, so in a time of unprecedented economic disaster (at least in 80 years), Obama pumps money into Wall Street, and into the auto industries (which have been poorly managed for decades leading to their own collapse). Do I agree with bailing out Wall Street? No! I think it is time the elite get flung into jail rather than being given million dollar bonuses for failure. But what would you have Obama do, NOTHING? The Stimulus was an attempt to get money to state governments to jump start the local economies. Will it work? Maybe. Maybe not. But again, what should Obama do, just say "NO" (The Republican answer to any problem is to basically deny it exists!).

What I see in 10 years is a country probably not much different than now, except:

1. We will have another 10 years worth of technological advancement in the medical and communications fields. Within 10 years, I expect the pocket phone will be an all purpose PC and communication device, perhaps capable of doing things we can't imagine right now.
2. With stem cell research, we may have real progress against Parkinsons Disease. The British, who never stopped stem cell research as the US did under that idiot Bush, just announced a CURE to macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindless. My father is BLIND due to this, and I have the beginning signs of it. THANK GOD FOR THE BRITISH! They have taken a horrible disease and found a stem cell answer that (in 5 years) will turn the treatment into an out-patient procedure that only takes about 15 minutes! Now THAT is science!
3. The economy will still be enemic, but will be improving a great deal. People will have adjusted to life style shifts and new types of jobs that pay well.
4. Temporary socialist sounding acts to stop the economic collapse of 2008-2009 will be long gone, and America will be a strong capitalist economy with necessary REGULATORY MANAGEMENT of ethics and greed, rather than looking the other way.
5. Gay marriage will be common in many states, as it has been in Canada for 6 years already! People in retrospect will wonder what all the right wing fuss was about. Unless you are gay, it won't be an issue for you.
6. We will have private health care insurance AND a public insurance option, which will act to keep private care costs down (since competition is what is supposed to keep prices down, remember? Now private companies form a monopoly over the field).
7. Right wing Christians will still be predicting the Wrath of God and the End Times.
8. International politics will be tense, as it always has been. China will be one of our closest economic allies, since we keep each other alive. Islamic terrorists will still be ranting and raving, but Obama's public relations tours of the mideast will defuse their overall power.
9. The DONT ASK, DONT TELL policy in the military will be long gone, making the USA the same as all other Western European military policies of TODAY, allowing openly gay people to serve (Israel is also this way today). The effect? None.
10. Ruppert Murdoch will finally die, and his right wing hate-monger media empire will defang itself. Fox news will gradually live up to its slogan of being fair and balanced, rather than a pure mouth piece for the Republican party. Rush Limbaugh, weighing in at 534 pounds, will still be considered the de facto leader of the Republican party. Glenn Beck will lose his audience after being discovered in his bedroom wearing a ballerina tutu while in bed with an underage male prostitute.
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finally, some reason.. thank you
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I hope Fastwalker is right. Not so confident about the job situation--if we continue to globalize, spreading wealth and opportunity around the world, the great leveling will reduce us to a much much lower standard of living. this may be inevitable, but I hoped it would be less painful.
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06/11/2009 12:45 PM
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- generalized decay, increased crime, food shortages

-lower standard of living, declining purchasing power due to a decline in the value of the US dollar

-social disorder

-oligarchy power structure

-very limited civil rights for citizens

- high taxes
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The above is insightful and WOULD be true, except we WILL BE attacked with nuclear ( or at least EMP ) weapons by either Russia, China, North Korea or Iran.

They KNOW that they must do it while Obama is president, because he is too much of a coward to retaliate.
early in the presidential campaign, Obama declared that if he was elected he would NEVER use nuclear weapons. That had to be one of the most moronic statements of all time, for a POTUS to make.

We will "lay down" militarily, and allow Communist Chinese troops to overrun the country. All as seen in George Washington's vision.

Only when it looks like we are "well-nigh overcome", will we receive aid from Heaven.
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06/11/2009 12:49 PM
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It will be broken up into regional economic zones with powerful regional governors similar to the way it under the East India Company!
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Yes, and accomplished by that same East India Company's descendants. CLUE.
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06/11/2009 12:51 PM
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A Third World country?
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- generalized decay, increased crime, food shortages

-lower standard of living, declining purchasing power due to a decline in the value of the US dollar

-social disorder

-oligarchy power structure

-very limited civil rights for citizens

- high taxes



The above is insightful and WOULD be true, except we WILL BE attacked with nuclear ( or at least EMP ) weapons by either Russia, China, North Korea or Iran.

They KNOW that they must do it while Obama is president, because he is too much of a coward to retaliate.
early in the presidential campaign, Obama declared that if he was elected he would NEVER use nuclear weapons. That had to be one of the most moronic statements of all time, for a POTUS to make.

We will "lay down" militarily, and allow Communist Chinese troops to overrun the country. All as seen in George Washington's vision.

Only when it looks like we are "well-nigh overcome", will we receive aid from Heaven.
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war is a possibility. War often follows economic distress or collapse. I don't think anyone can say it's a certainty though. It is in the realm of probability.

In terms of Obama, left/right etc, that's all a smokescreen for the dumbed down population. The politicians regardless of what they call themselves or what party they attach to, are all controlled by the same people who control the money. If you don't get that you don't get anything.
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06/11/2009 12:59 PM
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FastWalker, who programmed you to spit about deregulation and rush limbaugh..the DNC?

I think you've got some thinking to do about what's what.
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i don't know, but DOW will be at least 9000.
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