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SephSeph Registered User regular
edited September 2008 in Singularity Engine++
It sure feels good when things are going swimmingly for us. I mean we of the civilized people. America, Canada, Australia, Britain and the rest of Europe and more developed areas of east asia like South Korea and Japan. I can include Hong Kong but I'm not really sure about China as the majority of the people are still farmers, I think it is what, 70%? Excluding China though the rest of us seem to be on the rise, economically and scientifically speaking, yes?

This war with Iraq continues, Russia is up to who knows what, ultimately and economies are shifting around the world. But could you say everything is on the rise?

The American economy has been suffering due to unemployment, increased transportation costs via gas and the housing market crash. This is coupled with the long standing problem of outsourcing and illegal hiring practices by companies. Popular opinion outside of the U.S. seems to be one of smugness against the U.S. as our policies are coming back to bite us in the ass.

I read this article here Britain's Economy at 60 Year Low

How do you forumers feel about the future, since the majority of us are under 30 and even more are under 20. This isn't a doom and gloom things but how do you feel about your future in particular. Not in relation to your job or family but as a society.

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  • KajustaKajusta Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Outlook remains grim.

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  • Me Too!Me Too! __BANNED USERS regular
    edited August 2008
    I feel that everything will be better once we build jetpacks

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  • KajustaKajusta Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Me Too! wrote: »
    I feel that everything will be better once we build jetpacks

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    :winky:

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  • SephSeph Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    the original rocketeer comic creator died this year in march

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  • KajustaKajusta Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Dang.

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  • JedocJedoc Take a look. It's in a book. It was always in a book, you fool.Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    I can see China doing good things for America. As a country we only really seem to shine when we've got someone to strive against. Otherwise we just go around the beach kicking sand into smaller countries' faces and then acting all wounded when people call us dicks for it.

    If China takes off like they seem to be, America might have an economic rival that can spark a new sense of pride and vigor in our society. I have especially high hopes for a resurgent space race, since Russia seems to have crapped out on us as a catalyst.

    Or we might do the England thing and retire to our place in the countryside, and then all the really important stuff this century will take place in various parts of Asia. I can see it going either way, easily.

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  • RialeRiale Registered User
    edited August 2008
    i think that ultimately we're all fucked but i think that pretty much every generation feels that way at some point in time. shit happens.

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  • JedocJedoc Take a look. It's in a book. It was always in a book, you fool.Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    At least we're more optimistic than those poor bastards in the 70s. What a godforsaken decade that was.

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  • WiseguyWiseguy __BANNED USERS
    edited August 2008
    i'll become a recluse in some natural sanctuary and eventually start a cult

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  • Skull ManSkull Man Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    you know we already have jetpacks right

    see

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  • The_ScarabThe_Scarab Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Didn't know our economy was in the shitter so bad.

    Oh well, Im sure I'll be fine.

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  • DaricDaric Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    We've only really been around for a couple hundred years. Compare that to the thousands of years the European countries have been established and I think we're doing pretty good for ourselves.

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  • locopostallocopostal Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    I don't foresee the US surviving in its current state past ten years...if things get much worse, i'm thinkin it might go the way of armed revolt. but then, i don't have a lot of positive things to say about the administration :S

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  • Skull ManSkull Man Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    it'll never be armed revolt

    Americans have forgotten how to rebel

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  • Macro9Macro9 Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    locopostal wrote: »
    I don't foresee the US surviving in its current state past ten years...if things get much worse, i'm thinkin it might go the way of armed revolt. but then, i don't have a lot of positive things to say about the administration :S

    Joke post

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  • JedocJedoc Take a look. It's in a book. It was always in a book, you fool.Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Daric wrote: »
    We've only really been around for a couple hundred years. Compare that to the thousands of years the European countries have been established and I think we're doing pretty good for ourselves.

    Ha, yeah. I mean, what has Belgium really done with their existence so far? Screw those guys.

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  • TerrendosTerrendos Decorative Monocle Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    I saw a statistic that said our economy was up some 5% in the last quarter.

    At least gas prices are coming down, right? As an engineer in college hoping to get a job at a nuclear power plant in a few years, the whole energy crisis promises to turn the local plant from a machine that prints money to a machine that manufactures something worth more than money.

    Nuclear power is fantastic.

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  • KilljoyKilljoy __BANNED USERS
    edited August 2008
    Skull Man wrote: »
    you know we already have jetpacks right

    see

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEXxkWXncuo

    i watch this whenever i'm sad and i immediately feel better

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  • Macro9Macro9 Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    The U.S. is not in as bad a shape as some people would like to believe.

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  • SLAMMUSLAMMU Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Skull Man wrote: »
    you know we already have jetpacks right

    see

    Am I the only one who half expected him to throw his arms above his head and run around in circles yelling like freakazoid?

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  • ChicoBlueChicoBlue Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Every time I think that the world is a horrible place and that people are doing nothing to make it better, I go to TED.com.

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  • Me Too!Me Too! __BANNED USERS regular
    edited August 2008
    Skull Man wrote: »
    it'll never be armed revolt

    Americans have forgotten how to rebel

    I know how
    It's easy

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  • TerrendosTerrendos Decorative Monocle Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Me Too! wrote: »
    Skull Man wrote: »
    it'll never be armed revolt

    Americans have forgotten how to rebel

    I know how
    It's easy

    You only think you know how. It's actually a lot harder than it looks.

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  • HadjiQuestHadjiQuest Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    It's all cool.


    Someone is coming to save us.
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    He will ret-con reality.

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  • SephSeph Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Macro9 wrote: »
    The U.S. is not in as bad a shape as some people would like to believe.

    oh really and what would lead you to believe that

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  • Skull ManSkull Man Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    if you revolt alone you just look like a crazy person

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  • Macro9Macro9 Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    So damn hard to find a decent pic of Muad'Dib.

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  • Skull ManSkull Man Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    whooooops

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  • HadjiQuestHadjiQuest Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Way to go.

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  • WiseguyWiseguy __BANNED USERS
    edited August 2008
    tripod!

    an always recognizable face

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  • Macro9Macro9 Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Seph wrote: »
    Macro9 wrote: »
    The U.S. is not in as bad a shape as some people would like to believe.

    oh really and what would lead you to believe that

    Every resource that I need to live is available to me. If they were not then I would be worried.

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  • BrainleechBrainleech 機知に富んだコメントはここにあります Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Macro9 wrote: »
    Seph wrote: »
    Macro9 wrote: »
    The U.S. is not in as bad a shape as some people would like to believe.

    oh really and what would lead you to believe that

    Every resource that I need to live is available to me. If they were not then I would be worried.

    So is it beer and a rifle with ammo?
    Because with either item you can aquire the stuff you lack?

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  • SephSeph Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Macro9 wrote: »
    Seph wrote: »
    Macro9 wrote: »
    The U.S. is not in as bad a shape as some people would like to believe.

    oh really and what would lead you to believe that

    Every resource that I need to live is available to me. If they were not then I would be worried.

    You've got it all figured out then

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  • Macro9Macro9 Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Seph wrote: »
    Macro9 wrote: »
    Seph wrote: »
    Macro9 wrote: »
    The U.S. is not in as bad a shape as some people would like to believe.

    oh really and what would lead you to believe that

    Every resource that I need to live is available to me. If they were not then I would be worried.

    You've got it all figured out then

    Work

    Food

    Housing

    Utilities

    Hobbies

    Yeah I think I am OK.

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  • DaricDaric Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    As much as I hate to agree with a numbername



    I think he's right

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  • WiseguyWiseguy __BANNED USERS
    edited August 2008
    NO

    DOOMS DAY

    THE END IS NIGH

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  • Macro9Macro9 Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    numbername

    That never gets old.

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  • Me Too!Me Too! __BANNED USERS regular
    edited August 2008
    Seriously I know how to rebel
    With the power of rock I will overthrow the government and usher in an era of peace and prosperity
    Like Bill and Ted

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  • Vann DirasVann Diras Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    I'm gonna have to say the U.S. isn't as bad off as media makes it seem as well

    is our economy in a recession? yeah pretty much

    but fuck we're so goddamn well off that our recession is pretty kickass compared to most country's best dreams. it's all about where you view it from

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  • Skull ManSkull Man Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    that ain't what happened in bill and ted

    the established government of elders took on bill and ted's teachings and adopted them as the focal points of their religion

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