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Who is excited about the end of the world / armageddon scenario?

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posted on Aug, 21 2012 @ 11:36 PM
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If TEOTWAKI were to really happen, I would be in a state of shock, but I would also have some idea of what to do and how to stay alive for at least a good while because I have made some preparations. But I would not be excited or in any way "O.K." with it. I would be in shock and pretty pissed off in general. I happen to like electricity and grocery stores. I don't want to have to defend myself with a deadly weapon but I would be ready to do that, too. Whatever it would freakin' take to survive --- but I would not be in a good mood, if you know what I mean.
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posted on Aug, 21 2012 @ 11:39 PM
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I am giddy like a teenage girl on prom night, and I'm a guy!
This end of the world thing will be great!
Everyone will be camping and making smores!
Much fun will be had by all!
Considering the media are all liars and evil, I'm sure we'll still have tv as well!

We could even make a new reality show out of several old ones, America's got hell's kitchens survivors!
The participants could compete in a talent show for their lives and the losers could be the menu item of the day!



posted on Aug, 21 2012 @ 11:53 PM
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Hi Elostone!

Its good to see other women taking interest in these things, I'm 27 and don't quite fit in with most women my age because I rather be planting and harvesting my own herbs and veggies, then focused on the material things in life.I spent 4 years in the US Army, so I got my basic weapons training and survival skills.

I have always felt that I need to learn to be self sufficent, over the last couple months my conscious has been nagging me to get my ducks in a row. I hope if something happens it passes quickly, and with low casualties.



posted on Aug, 22 2012 @ 12:15 AM
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For some of us,there is a need to feel as though we can be self sufficient and otherwise subsist while others couldnt give a rats @$$... youll be an awesome grandma someday, lol
As far as finding it hard to relate with your female peers, I can relate...look forward to the years to come when other women stop feeling as tho they need to compete with you (usually for breeding rights, lol)and begin to see how they can learn from your unique wisdom



posted on Aug, 22 2012 @ 12:28 AM
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I've been hanging out with the survival community since the mid-1980s.

I think that the OPer is correct in noticing that some people (often younger males?) look forward to THE END with glee.

I believe they look forward to it because they have low power, wealth and socio-economic status. But in an emergency, the old social class tags are removed.

And until the "next" society emerges, a young male could hook up with a female that would be otherwise unattainable. So the geek gets the cheerleader. And maybe, just maybe becomes the alpha male in the process.

so there's that.



posted on Aug, 22 2012 @ 12:41 AM
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I'm looking forward to it...simply because, man has gotten too big for his britches. It's time we had a wake up call, and a reminder, of who our Maker is. We're at the point now, where our lifestyles are a mockery to God. As complex as our universe is...you would think COMMON SENSE would get people to realize.....some thing created this. It didn't all just "happen", by mere coincidence! It's time man, gets put back in his place....AGAIN! We just DON'T GET IT!!! Do we?

What's the famous quote about "doin' the same things over and over again, expecting different results"??? Yeah, well...that's MAN!



posted on Aug, 22 2012 @ 12:49 AM
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posted on Aug, 22 2012 @ 01:05 AM
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Originally posted by ExCommando

Who among us welcomes the end of the world as we know it?



//*cough*cough*ahem//...
Laaa-LaLa---Meee MiMiMiMi Miiii MIIIII!
//*cough*cough*ahem//...

Alright then...

Mom please flush it all away.
I wanna see it go right in and down.
I wanna watch it go right in.
Watch you flush it all awaaaaaaaaay.

Time to bring it down again.

Don't just call me pessimist.
Try and read between the lines.

I can't imagine why you wouldn't welcome any change, my friend.

I wanna see it come down.
Suck it down.
Suck it down.
Flush it down.



posted on Aug, 22 2012 @ 02:24 AM
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Originally posted by ExCommando
Whenever a topic in the survival forum / global meltdown / etc is broached about "the end of the world" or a SHTF scenario, there always seems to be a cadre of people who seem to have a sense of excited expectation.

Who among us welcomes the end of the world as we know it?

Who hearkens for a day where the consumerist society we live in is no more? Who longs for electricity to be no more ... and for us to adopt a post-armageddon style existence?

I'm genuinely interested to hear what people are thinking. I think it's true that there is a collective sense of anticipation amongst people on ATS, and in the wider public as well; it seems we are all waiting for a change, for an end to this dream we're living in at the moment.


I do believe that something is going to happen but I do not get exited about it , I also find the fraze doom porn very strange ,how anybody can get off on the theory that we are all going to die or be enslaved must have very boring lives



posted on Aug, 22 2012 @ 02:28 AM
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If by an epedemic sure. But if by a new clear war no way. The radio active dust would slowly kill you. that's no fun. Awful way to die.



posted on Aug, 22 2012 @ 02:35 AM
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The Planet Earth is a SELF CORRECTING SYSTEM. The WORLD will not end anytime soon...perhaps in several BILLION YEARS when our Sun starts to expand as it fuses the majority of it's Hydrogen into Helium and turns into a small form of Red Giant and grows in diameter past the orbit of Mars...but for now...the Earth has a long life ahead of itself.

It is PEOPLE who may be on their way out. The current trend in Global Warming and regardless of how anyone thinks this is happening...IT IS and as the Fresh Water Glaciers melt and the Arctic Ocean Ice Cap melts and the same for Greenland and Antarctica....too much fresh water in a Salt Water Ocean Conveyor Belt Currents such as the Gulf Stream...will halt the flow of Warm Water North and Cold Water South and BAM...ICE AGE! It has happened many times before but this time it is happening quickly and way too soon.

Why anyone would be excited about the Deaths of Billions is beyond me. Split Infinity



posted on Aug, 22 2012 @ 02:37 AM
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I don't want the end of the world, I just want the end of the world powers.

It is to such a ridiculous level now it is an embarrassment to humanity.

the nanny state mentality, make those in charge look like they need nannies for themselves.

It is like greedy spoiled rotten evil 4 year olds have taken over the world, and expect the rest to just bow down to them and their rules, no matter how juvenile and unrealistic.

I just can't wait to take the guns from the babies, and get the God given freedoms back on this planet.



posted on Aug, 22 2012 @ 02:50 AM
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I think that the OPer is correct in noticing that some people (often younger males?) look forward to THE END with glee. 

I believe they look forward to it because they have low power, wealth and socio-economic status. But in an emergency, the old social class tags are removed.


You hit the nail on the head!!


As with every facet of life, those who are not happy with their current situation seek change. Those who have figured out how to be successful seek stability. I certainly don't welcome chaos. 

I'm terrified of a potential SHTF scenario for 1 reason only; I don't want to see my wife and children suffer. I really wouldn't be worried about it if not for my family. 



posted on Aug, 22 2012 @ 10:51 AM
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Humans have been on the verge of (self-inflicted) extinction ever since we began farming. Collectively, that strategy has been a total disaster: environmental mis-management, nutritional neglect from a monotonous diet up until 1800, and the domestication of vermin: mice, rats, cockroaches, crabs...everything but lice, which were already hitching a ride. Then there's epidemics...

The more densely you pack humans, the quicker they go to war, and die off from the ensuing epidemics.

The human race is right there, at a major crest on the curve of the war equation.

about 85% of humans live within 100 miles of a seacoast, and another 85% live in urbanity.

Pick the SHTF-trigger of your choice: global war, solar storm, meteor from space....

Every single one of them disrupts the American food supply. And this matters for the whole human race because every American farm worker (legal or not) feeds 300 humans. And if that production stopped, even for a single harvest, you'd have a cascading, self-perpetuating collapse across the world's markets:

The USA produces 40% of the world's exported wheat, 60% of exported corn, 40% of the soybeans, and like 25% of the rice, for a total of 60% of all exported rough grains on the planet. link

If you removed a big chunk of US exports, many nations could not raise ANY animals for slaughter. And many developing nations, such as China, use American feed corn (grown for livestock feed) to feed their human populations. With american output off the table, the prices of grains from the rest of the producers would skyrocket, and many of THEM would refuse to export whatever surpluses they had.

Couple the ensuing famines and resource-wars with whatever deaths came from the trigger-event, and you've gotten thousands or millions of unburied bodies.

Thus Cholera, typhus/typhoid, ebola, fevers scarlet and yellow, flus of swine and bird, etc x etc. And dying means dying in a cave or abandoned building somewhere, not a hospital with painkillers and oxygen tanks.

Who is looking forward to that?



posted on Aug, 22 2012 @ 01:24 PM
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It's not the end of the world, it's the beginning. Creation gets restored and the curse lifted. It's going to be beautiful. Ofcourse we will have to endure quite a bit of hell to get there, but for those who refuse to bow down to the Son of Perdition and stand in defiance it will be a reward.



posted on Aug, 22 2012 @ 01:32 PM
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As with every facet of life, those who are not happy with their current situation seek change. Those who have figured out how to be successful seek stability. I certainly don't welcome chaos.


I'm not dirt poor but i'm not filthy rich either, i'm in the middle class and have "stability", but if you think i wouldn't give everything up right now if Messiah Jesus would return, you're out of your mind. I'd give up television, movie theatres, restaurants, hotel rooms with room service, internet, computers. I'd be happy plowing a field with my fingernails if it was all i had. It's going to be great. It won't be chaos when he gets here. We'll have to endure some chaos before he arrives but he will put a stop to it.



posted on Aug, 22 2012 @ 03:31 PM
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I'll only be excited if zombies are involved.

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posted on Aug, 22 2012 @ 03:59 PM
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Hope for the best but prepare for the worst, I'm ready ;-) My only concern of course is that most are not ready and should a SHTF scenario ensue, there will be mass carnage and death. So, wish for the end, no, but strive for positive change, yes. Unfortunately, these two situations seem to be at odds.

As much as I dislike U2, Bono and their corporatized and pandering ideologies, "Until The End Of The World" is kind of an interesting song;



Cheers - Dave



posted on Aug, 22 2012 @ 04:16 PM
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Naw I'm not looking forward, I'm very much comfortable being able to get everything at the push of a button and loving sitting in my air conditioned, refrigerated food, drinkable water having house.



posted on Aug, 22 2012 @ 09:32 PM
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Not. At. All.


It's not like it would happen magically and then POOF suddenly people know how to live off the land. Bless their hearts, there are people who I love who would die and I really, really don't want that to happen, you know? Even given the skills and knowledge I have, I'm not sure how I would do in the long run. (Realistically)

So yeah...not looking forward too, hoping for or excited at the thought "of" at all.

This isin't to say I don't love self-sufficiency and all related topics! I love learning and trying out new things.




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