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originally posted by: FissionSurplus
I expect a financial meltdown that they will distract us from in the most efficient manner: We get an EMP blown about 20 miles about the United States, we're back to partying like it's 1899. Mass deaths from lack of medicine, lack of power, lack of modern medical equipment, lack of pharmaceuticals which cannot be either manufactured or shipped, and the scale of it will be insane because people don't know how to live without everything at their fingertips. Cars sitting dead? Planes that were aloft lose all power. There's a lot to it. Everything that runs on electricity or batteries will be fried by the EMP. NOTHING will work. No water, no power, no cell phones, no vehicles running......our country will be thrown into inertia and panic on a mass scale.
Might as well throw in a limited-scale nuclear engagement by Lil Kim getting angry and turning South Korea into a sheet of glass, and then it spreads from there. The middle east will have its Armageddon.
Just to add spice to this doom porn stew, throw in a deadly earthquake or the Yellowstone caldera blowing sky high.
But before this buffet of the worst that humanity has to offer, why not have ugly civil wars based on stupid ideas and criminal government activity that we take out on each other instead of addressing the problem where it began. A vicious pandemic would be the icing on the crap cake.
originally posted by: lightedhype
The trucks stop rolling. Seriously, that is all it would take. Store shelves of food and water would be gone in 72 hours much less with the panic if the story is reported. Gas would be gone within 48 hours. Water from the tap would be undrinkable within a week.
originally posted by: mysterioustranger
a reply to: Edumakated
A giant EMP where all cars stop, no phones to the kids work, all businesses grind to a halt...and no matter where you are...you start walking toward home or your family not knowing if they are there because all communication is gone. Later no food, no gas, no lights, no water....
And then the horror of wondering why your daughter of husband didnt make it home....and never finding out. Stay there and wait? Head for the hills with MILLIONS of you going along....the implications are staggering..