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Here is a big list of things I was told would probrably kill me and then promptly didn't

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posted on Dec, 14 2015 @ 03:30 PM
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I have of late been accused of bieng a terrorist sympathiser both here on ATS and in the real world by people I know and even our illustrious prime minister.

I have voiced my opinion that the threat of ISIS in the west is not as great as it is being made out to be.

"So why is that then nonspecific? what makes you think this way" I hear you cry.

Here is a big list of things that over the years I have been told will more than likely kill not just me but nearly everyone I have ever met and we are all DOOMED.

Nuclear war during the cold war, I remember as a child my dad and a neighbour discussing weather or not they should build a bomb shelter.

AIDS, was going to wipe out the majority of the population within a matter of years.

Bird Flu.

Swine Flu.

Another bird flu, H1N1 if i remember correctly.

Sadam Hussain and his weapons of mass destruction.

Al quida.

Another bird flu.

The Taliban.

EBOLA!!!!!!!

ISIS.

And this is just the offical things which will apparently kill me in my sleep, never mind 2012, giant asteroids and the usual ATS doom porn.

I may be wrong and ISIS may indeed take out the west with all there high tech gadgets, fighter jets and milions of jihadist's in there well established sleeper cells all over the world but you will have to excuse my reluctance to jump on the panic wagon and be wary of anyone who may very well be a muslim and therefore be out to get me.

It's just I have this sneaky feeling that we have been here before and the vast majority of us will be here again next year with a new bogeyman to scare us.

Edit: Mrsnonspecific has just reminded my that the millenium bug was going to reduce the world to a pre caveman like existence

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posted on Dec, 14 2015 @ 03:36 PM
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The best one was killer bees



posted on Dec, 14 2015 @ 03:41 PM
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originally posted by: dukeofjive696969
The best one was killer bees


I forgot about those but here in the UK it was less of a "threat"



posted on Dec, 14 2015 @ 03:42 PM
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a reply to: nonspecific

They where going to invade from south america, it was oh so beautiful.



posted on Dec, 14 2015 @ 03:44 PM
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originally posted by: dukeofjive696969
a reply to: nonspecific

They where going to invade from south america, it was oh so beautiful.


And how many millions actually died in the ensuing attack may I enquire?



posted on Dec, 14 2015 @ 03:44 PM
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There's nothing like a bogeyman to keep the people on side.

'Sure we're extracting the urine out of y'all, but it could be worse. Y'all could be living under the bogeyman and y'all don't want that?'

Such reassuring words.

Edit- SARS, *cough, cough*


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posted on Dec, 14 2015 @ 03:47 PM
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originally posted by: dukeofjive696969
a reply to: nonspecific

They where going to invade from south america, it was oh so beautiful.


Did usually mild mannered civil folks go around smashing up regular behives in case they were harbouring Killer bee's?

Did political candidates propose banning all bee's just to be on the safe side?



posted on Dec, 14 2015 @ 03:48 PM
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a reply to: nonspecific

I made a good bit of cash during the Y2K days. People called me to come inspect their systems to verify that they would all run past 1999. So I went and did onsite service calls, changed the PC date to 2001 and rebooted. We had some other checks we did to make it appear as if it was a big deal. Not to be dishonest, but to alleviate the confusion of just how easy it was to do.


It's possible you might be right. But then, betting on the world NOT ending doesn't offer very good odds. How would you ever know if you were right?


Nope, I prefer to live in fear. It keeps me sharp. Like a BB.

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posted on Dec, 14 2015 @ 03:49 PM
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a reply to: nonspecific

Mad cow disease also, and weren't CFC's imminently deadly (Tomorrow's World thought so) too?



posted on Dec, 14 2015 @ 03:53 PM
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originally posted by: beansidhe
a reply to: nonspecific

Mad cow disease also, and weren't CFC's imminently deadly (Tomorrow's World thought so) too?


Yep, forgot about those too.

It's amazing how so many imminent death panics we are fed and promptly forget about.

I wonder how big the list will get?



posted on Dec, 14 2015 @ 03:55 PM
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a reply to: nonspecific

Hahaha! Good thread fella

...don't forget pit-bulls and UKIP lol



posted on Dec, 14 2015 @ 04:02 PM
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Yep...Be afraid..be very afraid of something that has a 1% chance of killing you (percentage chosen on purpose) but while you are living in fear,here comfort yourself with sugar,fat,nicotine,alcohol,drugs,big screen tv,and internet. Also,pay no attention when you cross the street...no chance of a bus ever hitting you.



posted on Dec, 14 2015 @ 04:04 PM
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Remember when Russia were the bogeyman? They were the bogeyman for years, but since they have become less of a threat, they push a certain agenda until people get bored, then choose another.



posted on Dec, 14 2015 @ 04:07 PM
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a reply to: Cobaltic1978

That's true, I remember as a kid and everyone was wetting their pants about the USSR, then it was the IRA with bombs in every train station litter bin...until they removed the litter bins so it was safe then...



posted on Dec, 14 2015 @ 04:09 PM
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I haven't gone blind yet, but I do need glasses. I continue to tempt fate.



posted on Dec, 14 2015 @ 04:11 PM
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originally posted by: grainofsand
a reply to: Cobaltic1978

That's true, I remember as a kid and everyone was wetting their pants about the USSR, then it was the IRA with bombs in every train station litter bin...until they removed the litter bins so it was safe then...


To be fair the IRA did actually do a fair bit of damage though.

Do you remember that flesh eating disease back in the early/mid nineties that was going to wipe us all out?

And then MRSA of course.



posted on Dec, 14 2015 @ 04:12 PM
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None of those hold a candle to the infamous warnings given to us as kids:

"You'll shoot your eye out !"




posted on Dec, 14 2015 @ 04:14 PM
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originally posted by: CranialSponge
None of those hold a candle to the infamous warnings given to us as kids:

"You'll shoot your eye out !"



To be fair the warnings about running with scissors was the right thing to do, not a single person I have ever known has died that way.

Although the headstone epitaph would be awsome.



posted on Dec, 14 2015 @ 04:16 PM
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a reply to: nonspecific

Yeah but statistically what were the chances of being killed or injured by the IRA on mainland Britain back then? 0.000whatever percent?

...MRSA is actually a real threat to the future though, as are other antibiotic resistant bacteria.
Certainly there will be challenges to come if we don't find a better weapon.
I'm not #ting myself though, I'll die of something one day, more likely to be a smack to the head than anything else though.



posted on Dec, 14 2015 @ 04:21 PM
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originally posted by: grainofsand
a reply to: nonspecific

Yeah but statistically what were the chances of being killed or injured by the IRA on mainland Britain back then? 0.000whatever percent?

...MRSA is actually a real threat to the future though, as are other antibiotic resistant bacteria.
Certainly there will be challenges to come if we don't find a better weapon.
I'm not #ting myself though, I'll die of something one day, more likely to be a smack to the head than anything else though.


I can imagine you going out like that but the amount of well deserved well put insults you throw about I recon it's only to be expected.

I also imagine as you drift off into the beyond your last thought would be that you didn't regret a single one of them.




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