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what were the top 10 scariest events in current history?

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posted on Jan, 29 2007 @ 09:24 AM
im just curios to see what peoples responses are and in what order they are?

my view of its

1. nuclear bombing of japan
2. pearl harbor
4. sept 11
5.cuban missile crisis
6. collapase of soviet union
7. metdown of reactor at chernobly
8. civil rights unrest and riots
9. civil unrest in katrina aftermath
10. war in iraq

posted on Jan, 29 2007 @ 09:34 AM
Well, I have only three of the top ten I can think of for now.

#1 The inauguration of William Jefferson Clinton as President.
#2 The Re-election of William Jefferson Clinton as President.
#3 The thought that Hillary Rodhom Clinton has annouced her candicacy
for president.

posted on Jan, 29 2007 @ 09:50 AM
These are my personal scariest not what i feel scared the world the most...

1. sept 11
2. First Gulf War
4. July 7th attacks on London
5. metdown of reactor at chernobly
6. The Boxing day Tsunami
7. katrina
8. cuban missile crisis
9. War in Iraq
10. Anouncement of LHC at CERN (due to be switched on this year)

im sure ill think of other later

[edit on 29-1-2007 by undercoverchef]

posted on Jan, 29 2007 @ 09:56 AM
The Radio program War of the World...

Hehe... that was a bomb

posted on Jan, 29 2007 @ 10:02 AM
1) 911 probably becuase of tv
2) atom bombs on japan
3) waco, because it started the police state mentality in the west
4) meltdown of reactor at chernobly
5) cuban missile crisis
6) washington lights created a big uproar
7) jfk assasination(created a lot of panic)
8) 8-10 are the events that are scary but the public did not know they happened

posted on Jan, 29 2007 @ 10:07 AM
In my lifetime

1. Vietnam war
2. Asassination of President Kennedy
3. The Lebanese Civil War
4. Three Mile Island
5. Chernobyl
6. The WTC Bombing
7. Desert Storm
8. 9/11
9. Iraq War
10. Tsunami and Katrina

posted on Jan, 29 2007 @ 10:08 AM
Well, Andy, do tell! You know you cannot just list something like that and not tell it on HERE - Honey, this is ATS. Spill!

posted on Jan, 29 2007 @ 10:13 AM
i just mean things like the following, interesting how people are not saying the holocaust(i am sure something like it did happen), stalin killing 60 million, chinese killing 100 million, pol pot and those mass graves.

interesting how just because the news controls what we see and read, we say things like jfk, although that was only one man, when you consider stalin killed 60 million. people just are not shocked by these numbers and do not find them as troubling as katrina or 911.

we are all sure that things happen that are really bad, but they do not tell us.

[edit on 29-1-2007 by andy1033]

posted on Jan, 29 2007 @ 10:22 AM
i have only 3:

1: the GM of plants & animals

2: the stem cell issues

3: the cloning issues

the list is open ended.

posted on Jan, 29 2007 @ 10:24 AM
No doubt that the scariest period in my lifetime (I'm nearly 41) was the height of the cold war in the late 70s / early 80s. Watching Govt information films on how to hide under a table and how we'd all slowly die from radiation poisoning anyway ...

Forget Al Qaeda, they're pussycats compared with the very real day to day fear that a thousand nuclear missiles could rain down on you.

Not only that, but we had the IRA blowing us up at random every week to boot.

In my experience, the 21st century is a much safer place.

posted on Jan, 29 2007 @ 10:54 AM
not ordered

oklahoma city bombing
pol pot's reign
stalin's purges
pearl harbor
cuban missle crisis
boxing day tsunami

and vance, stop being a troll

posted on Jan, 29 2007 @ 01:42 PM
Current History - I'll make that 'in my lifetime' because 'current history' is subjective.

- Cuban Missile Crisis
- 9/11
- Nancy Pelosi being 2 heart beats from the Oval Office (she's a flake)
- North Korea Nuclear Test (and it's breaking agreements, and it's rhetoric)
- IRAN (the rhetoric, the religious fanatics, the whacked leadership)
- The rise of radical extremist Islam
- The Tsunami (reminds us of how small and insignificant we really are)
- Clinton claiming that he'd run the USA by Executive Order, and Bush saying that he makes the final decisions.
- The murder by legalized starvation of Terry Shiavo (disabled persons .. be afraid!)
- Pandemic (bird flu?) probability which will most likely unfold.

posted on Jan, 29 2007 @ 01:59 PM
I'm gonna have to say "The rise of reality television" would be up there somewhere.

Other than that probably 9/11 (Made the west see how vulnerable we actually are, and the continual media coverage/propaganda it created), I could list a whole bunch of other events i find scary or at least discomforting but i'd really just be repeating what has already been said.

posted on Jan, 29 2007 @ 02:04 PM
I also consider current history to be no more than forty years but if we're stretching back to ww2 to the present here's mine in no particular order.

Japanese internment camps
CNN and FOX News Network...not kidding.
Pearl Harbor
The proliferation of useless technologies. Its a phone not a type writer and take that thing out of your ear Tronboy. And why is there a smart chip in my toaster? Its just a toaster.
JFK Assasination
MLK assasination

That was me signing off not putting myself on the that would be eleven.

posted on Jan, 29 2007 @ 02:04 PM
I'm surprised that this one has not been mentioned.


Here are my 10. They are in no particular order.

1) Chernobyl.
2) Bhopal.
3) Hiroshima.
4) 9/11.
5) Beslan Childrens School taken hostage.
6) Cuban Missile Crisis.
7) HN51, and the new Superbugs which are appearing to be drug resistant.
8) The CHILDREN of Radical Islam who are being taught to hate and kill.
9) The fragile state of the entire Mid East right now.
10) The alarming rising rate of Children shooting up their schools.

And here's another one

11) When my wife is mad at me.

posted on Jan, 29 2007 @ 02:14 PM
1-Cuban Missle Crisis
2-60's Assasinnations
4-Oil Embargo 70's
5-Persian Missle Deployment
6-Black Monday
8-Invasion of Kuwait
10-US National Dept.

11-My spelling w/no F7 he-hee

posted on Jan, 29 2007 @ 02:42 PM
My 10:

1-Modern American foreign policy
2-Terrorist threat hype
3-Bird flu hype
4-WTC collapse (Whilst it was happening all i could think abount was bush's finger poised over the red button"
5-When I learned about Mutual Assured Distruction as a kid
6-IRA bombings
7-Introduction of the Euro
8-The attempt at creating a European Constitution
9-Atomic Pakistan & India
10-The reaction of US citizens after Hurricane Katrina

posted on Jan, 29 2007 @ 02:46 PM
I want to add these two to my previous top ten list. Very good ya'll. Definately scary and definately big.

Originally posted by lombozo
10) The alarming rising rate of Children shooting up their schools.

Originally posted by Jimmy1880
7-Introduction of the Euro

posted on Jan, 29 2007 @ 03:00 PM
The partial meltdown of Fermi-1 in 1966 should be on there

posted on Jan, 29 2007 @ 03:01 PM
1. Corporations getting control of our government

2. The loss of control of the government by people

3. The media shaping our youths minds

4. The way the drug companies have got a foothold with the FDA

6. The dumbing down of our society

7. The fact that after all these answers I am the first to bring this up on a conspiracy site.

8. The loss of a lot of Americas freedoms without so much as a bored sigh from coast to coast.

9. Reality TV. The beginning of the end

10. The loss of all our good jobs here in America

11. trying to type with a laptop with failing keys

[edit on 29-1-2007 by LoneGunMan]

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