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Originally posted by DJKris
Hypothetical discussion here. You're one of the world leaders, ET's have been in contact and informed you that they want to take away a third of the Worlds population for reasons unknown. If we do not co-operate they will destroy the whole planet. You do not at this stage know what kind of weaponry they have, but you do know they are serious and capable.
You have 1 month before they want to start taking people. What do you do? How do you handle this situation?
Originally posted by Syroco
This is easy. They can have all incarcerated people from all countries, that have committed serious crimes, and they can have all clinically ill mental patients that will never leave their hospitals, as well. Might sound harsh but it at least filters out SOME of functioning society to remain here on earth, although all clinically chronic mental patients and serious criminals won't make up a third, there's still a good chunk there. I'd then try and figure out exactly why they want these, ulterior motives, and if it's just human study, then #, take the tribesmen.edit on 20-5-2011 by Syroco because: misspellings
Originally posted by jaxnmarko
reply to post by DJKris
Wow, that's easy! Start with giving them the politicians, corporate crooks, bankers and lawyers for flavor, Arms dealers, drug gangs, Religious fanatics of all types, terrorists, dictators, and their henchmen (do they still have henchmen? Or is it henchpersons now? Henchwomen?).... and see what they say. They might just find them not to their taste, but oh well. If that entices them, there's always more of them around until we fulfill the quota. Of course it's take out only, serve yourself. Saves us the dirty work. A Win/Win for everyone!
Originally posted by Laup69
reply to post by EarthCitizen07
Greetings. New guy here. If the beings sent me such an ultimatum I think the first thing I'd do is figure out where they are and gather all information on them that I could. Assuming they have ftl flight and can prove how deadly they are (perhaps by vaporizing a planetoid) I would set up a meeting with other gov'ts and we would decide just how best to proceed. If their weaponry turns out to be close to our own then I'd consider resistance but if their technology turns out to be far ahead of our own then I guess it would be round up time on planet Earth.