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 Posted: Fri Nov 3rd, 2006 04:19 am
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Guess what? We just had two smartly dressed young men call at our house telling us "the world was about to end" and that this was our last chance to join the Jehovah's.

The scary thing was though, shortly after I set the dogs on them I got to thinking, perhaps they're right. Let’s face it, in the past few years we have had global warming, world food shortages, crackpot countries developing nuclear weapons, floods, bird flue, SARS, West Nile Virus. Add to all this, the depletion of our fossil fuels and it looks like we are all up the creek with not a paddle in sight.

Of course people will bull**BLEEP** you into thinking the government have a "solution" for all this. Well guys I’m not so sure. Are you?????

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 Posted: Fri Nov 3rd, 2006 10:44 am
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The End of the world IS coming....time to start looting and pillaging!!!!!!!!

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 Posted: Tue Nov 7th, 2006 06:58 pm
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As usual you’re right on the money Calgaryman. The food thing especially gets me going. How long have we been sending grain out to places like Ethiopia? It must be the better part of the last half century, right? If you ask me, the whole feed-the-world thing is a scam by Midwest farmers to sell off their surplus grain production. 

And here’s another thing to consider, if we are so concerned about feeding Starvin Marvin and his pals why are we sending them grain in the first place?  I mean, it’s not like they can plant it or anything since their land is mostly arid. As for eating the stuff, when was the last time you sat down to a nice plate of grain? I say, if we really care we should send them the good stuff instead. For example, why not sent them some stuff from the MacDonalds value menu? Hell, you can get a double cheese burger for $1.35 I’m sure even Mickey D’s taste better than a plate of grain. Or if we must send grain could we not include a few cases of maple syrup?  This would provide two additional benefits to the little black guys. First it would make the grain taste a whole lot better, and second the sweet smelling syrup may persuade all those flies to stop crawling around their faces.  

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If everyone worked together instead of being in their own little worlds, we could take over and make things a little better.:D

And the whole sending stuff over to the third world countries is **BLEEP**. How do we know for a fact that it actually gets to the people that need it?  There are some real a$$holes out there that don't give two **BLEEP**s about others.:X

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In my opinion, no matter how you look at it, things aren't looking too good for us right now.  It seems to me a vast majority of people are choosing to ignore the depletion of our ozone layer because they believe it doesn't affect them directly, let future generations worry about and deal with it.   This may be a slow process, but the fact is that we are losing around 3 percent per decade of the total amount of ozone in the Earth's stratosphere, along with a much larger(but seasonal) decrease in ozone over our polar regions.  Have you ever thought that maybe if you did think and start taking some more drastic actions now, this may not be as big a concern in the future??  I mean it may sound dated, but why do we repeatedly choose to   ignore the age-old addage "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure"??? 

We are also rapidly depleting many of our natural resources.  This isn't news to people, I mean how many junior high school kids learn about how fast both our renewable and non-renewable resources are being used up after all??  People can't just hide from these things or stick their heads in the sand so to speak and hope that the problems will just go away...... Cutter I agree with you, I wouldn't be so sure the government have a great "solution" for all this, whether it's bird flu or global warming...

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If corporations and governments stepped up to the plate, there could be great progress made.

The fact is they don't (one man has - he practiced what he now preaches) http://www.interfacesustainability.com

 

 

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Hmm.... You know I've been talking to my friend Frank about this very thing and his words were.. "Twenty-eight days... six hours... forty-two minutes... twelve seconds. That is when the world will end."  There you have it... so where do we go from here??  Looting??!:?  Ok cool let us start with looting!  I mean he may bring us apocolyptic views of the future and dress in a giant bunny suit but he's just as accurate and reliable as any Jehova's Witness after all, right?!?  So should we start panicing yet??  Would you say it's about time we "crack eachother's skull's open and feast on the goo inside?!"...

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 Posted: Wed Apr 4th, 2007 09:39 pm
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I don't know about you guys, but I'm now wearing my tinfoil hat as I loot & pillage.....just in case. 

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 Posted: Wed Apr 18th, 2007 10:41 am
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1) Global Warming
2) Food shortages
3) Crackpot countries
4) Floods
5) Bird flu
6) SARS

7) West Nile



The stuff in italics is all hype and fear mongering. I don't believe this global warming hoax for one minute.

In the early 70's, they were trying to tell us we'd be out of Oil by 1984.

Before they were telling us we were heading into an ice age.

Then there was the much hyped Y-2k, remember that one? ( the crisis that never was.) Ignore these freaky media fear mongerers and enjoy life. I did, and my life is good.

I am also resigned to this truth:

 "The world shall pass away, and the lusts thereof, but whosoever doeth the will of God abides forever"

....and nothing man can ever do will change that.

 The JW's have a note beside my address, "Don't call on this guy, he's nuts" Heh-heh!!!

 

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YES!! We now have over 50 channels on Cable TV, the Internet, all the more to pollute your mind. Very few of us get any exercise. On Sunday, our bars are full, and Churches are empty.

More drugs, violence, and div rate is really around 60% meaning maybe they last for ten years.

*Global warming, and climate is the least of our real problems.

 * a hoax

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 Posted: Wed Apr 18th, 2007 07:09 pm
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You know depite the fact the Jehovah's actually do have a point about the 'end of the world'.. I don't enjoy my almost weekly visits from them.  Especially when they darken my doorway early on in the week(practically never after Wednesday) and tell me the world is about to end and we are all doomed!  I mean think about that!.. Really is a great and optimistic way to start off your week, huh?  Well suppose no matter how bad the week is going, if you focus on that it may put it all into perspective... hmmm.... on the other hand... *contempletes which brand of bear trap would be most effective to line the pathway to the door with*:?

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... *contempletes which brand of bear trap would be most effective to line the pathway to the door with*:?
 

Gloom and doomers are a dime a dozen. I like guys like Tony robbins. I might not agree with his total philosophy, but the guy is up-beat at least. Hard to knock that.

In fact that infomercial is better than most of the crap that passes for entertainment after 11 p.m.

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Yea see being sort of nocturnal and at best a semi-insomniac, I'm one of those people who will sit and watch info-mercials at 3 in the morning(in sheer amazement too mind you!)  And try to control the urge to impulse buy a new food processor whose 'supply is limited!'  I mean when they say the words 'operators are standing by to take your call', don't you feel that twitch of excitement and enticement all at the same time?!? 

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 Posted: Wed Apr 18th, 2007 07:28 pm
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don't you feel that twitch of excitement and enticement all at the same time?!?

 LOL. They always include a special bonus if you call within fifteen minutes. This is really because about 95% of ther customers will buy within the first 15 mins. after that, the curve goes flat

I don't sleep very good either. Makes it tough to keep a job. 3 a.m., 'Call the number on the screen, we want to talk to you.' Like, they really look like that. Truthfully? I cancelled my cable cuz I got so enraged at the garbage that was coming into my livng room.

Now the Canucks are maybe going to go all the way and I watch it on fuzzy rabbit ears. I still get about 10 channels, even if they are kind of fuzzy

What infomercials do you like, which ones would you love to nuke?

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Ah the delightful image and fuzzy picture of the rabbit ears.. you know I still have the glory of these afore mentioned rabbit ears in my room.. with a whole five channels too for my viewing pleasure:P  See I could venture downstairs when I can't sleep, but that would require movement which(unless it is to get some beloved chocolate), I usually formulate an excuse not to take part in.  So I take it by your posts you're a big hockey person??  See I could never really get into sports... *hides from the wrath of the forum people at the uncovering of my 'deep, dark secret*. 

As for info-mercials... well ones I actually enjoy watching are those ones for the 'Velform Sauna Belt'.. .the acting is sooo bad, and the commercial is cheesy in all the best ways...heheh... Yes I am also the kind of person who gets great pleasure out of watching old B-movies such as 'Reefer Madness' and 'Cocaine Fiends' by the way!  One info-mercial I can't stand though, is the one for that cleaning product "Easy-off BAM!'... I mean seriously.. what's wrong with the guy in that commercial... he's like Patty Simcox from 'Grease' on uppers!..."Be afraid, be very afraid!"  How about you? What commercials usually give you the greatest of all viewing pleasures?!?

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How about you? What commercials usually give you the greatest of all viewing pleasures?!?


Not as big on hockey as when I was younger and more foolish.

You are NOT big on sports? Doctor! Doctor!! FIX this lady!!  Well at this time of year, you got to pretend you like hockey. Hint: icing the puck doesn't mean you keep it in the freezer

Lemme see: OXYCLEAN! and the one for Oric super sucker or whatever is well-done. Good buzz words. The guy gets the viewer on the edge of his seat when he goes on about his 'Space age techology' Good words, yet they say absolutely nothing

Then there's Chuck Norris and that babe, whatever her name is: They do the total gym. I like those 'mercials cause they always show you how it can fold up and be slid under your bed. Most of them end up staying there after about 3 weeks. That's the humour of it

Wizetrade commercials make me laugh because I am one of the few people still alive who knows there really is a sucker born every minute. The con is so obvious. Everyone is making all this money.

 It's something like the guy who talks about his trip to 'Vegas, and says, "I won $3,500 playing blackjack." He isn't gonna tell you how he lost it all (and then some) in the next 3 hours. Nor will he ever tell you how he ended up having to max out his Visa card just to get out of town. Gamblers are socio-paths with huge egos

I hate beer commercials, except for the one with that little white dog named 'Brew'

Viagra commercials turn my stomach. (White Ginseng is far better and no side effects... and is a good health food for anyone over 40)

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 Posted: Mon Apr 23rd, 2007 02:08 am
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You know I really like the whole "What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas" commercials... Imagine the possibilities with a statement/sales pitch like that!

You seriously don't like ANY beer commercials?!  What about the old Budweiser commercials.. you know, the ones with frogs going.. "Bud"... "Weis"... "Er"... You gotta love that!:cool:  Wow this thread has gotten reeeeaalllly off topic here come to think about it... and come to think of it, theres actually another one centering around commercials which provoke twitching anger and rage...heheh  Still.. all this pent up rage from the commercials could be a root cause of anger and provoke the end of the world, don't you think?!?

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We need to make a deal. Don't read the paper (except hockey summaries and business section) for the whole summer. We will be much happier for it.

We need to turn off the stupid idiot box. The media is making a Mount Everest out of a molehill with this global warming thing. Our big problems are sure not global warming (which I don't believe is a threat at all)

Our problems are a soaring divorce rate, HUGE soaring Real Estate prices, and a drug epidemic that is out of control, and a society that is rotting from within.

Thes ebozos have half the country convinced that it is a terrible sin to own an SUV. Well big deal. Most SUV's are driven maybe 3000 km a year.

 Toyota surpassed GM this quarter for total revenues. The media is trying to tell us that it's because GM makes gas guzzlers. Admittedly Toyo gets better average mileage,... but people are buying Toyotas and Hondas because they are far better built cars. AND the big three is building CRAP! Quality control is terrible.

This was kind of all over the map, but I'm kind of like that.

 

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See personally... this is my view of how the world will end(or at least the world as we know it right now that is:P)  Don't you think??!

http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/flash/end.php

 

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 Didn't click on it. Downloads take forever on this site.

Get a Bible and read Revelation. The action starts in Chapter six. There's a lot of symbolism there, but just let it get into your head. There WILL be a global warming... and volcanoes popping all over the place. The sun will be dark, and the moon will appear to be red, because of all the smoke. Most fresh water lakes will become bitter like wormwood

 2/3 of the ocean life is going to die. Over half of the human race is going to perish for pestilence and disease. Think we have had bad earthquakes? We've seen nothing. The ones that will happen in this short space of time will actually sink some islands.

 Oh yeah, millions of people will be beheaded for refusing to take the mark of the 'beast' Me-thinks this is either a chip implant or a laser tattoo. Them who refuse this mark are mainly bible-believing Christians (Of which I am one)

They that do take it (the mark) will die of skin cancer.

 That's just a smidgeon of what lies ahead. The hell on Earth will last for 7 years.

There WILL be a one world government, as in world dictator (He will be a most likeable chap,  though... although most evil) There will also be a one-world 'superchurch'  .... but you got to read it. 

Read Matthew Chapter 24 as well. 3 to 5 minutes.. It is tells us what will be going on when this other thing is about to begin... AND... We are just about there, in 2007.

 Then when it all starts to unfold, you won't be dumbstruck

The very end is totally awesome though.

 

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Ignore the JW's. They have made prediction after prediction; none of which were fulfilled

 

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That little clip is funny! They showed it on The Hour a few months ago.

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I am not talking about my church, or being 'right'. Just read the book of Revelation.

MAN you guys will lap up all the stuff this world throws at you're: Global warming, but you won't read the real deal. I am not going to answer questions about why I think, etc etc... JUST READ IT, and you won't be bored by it one bit. The action starts in Chapter six, in revelation.

And read Matthew chapter 24 (3 minutes if you are real slow.)  You might want to have the Early edition of the Calgary Herald open beside it. You'll have a tough time deciding which is more up to date

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PHEN!

Without timelines prophecies often seem right when translated the 'right' way.

I agree, and you do ask a fair question. I will not get into a debate. Debates only vex people's spirit. We need to read for ourselves, and make our own judgements/have our own opinions, etc. Best thing we can do is ignore the 'experts,' although good teachers are a rarity

 Fifty years ago nobody could have seen the Anti-Christ in the same hour (the world leader) Israel wasn't a Nation until 1948. Today we have the Satellites and etc.

50 years ago not all that had to be fulfilled was fulfilled, in order that Christ will return... and in order that the horrors of Revelation will begin. Today the table is set.

This is not promoting hatred, but it IS telling what is next on the world agenda:

 Islam is 100% committed to the total destruction of Israel, and to the annihalation of the Jewish race. They have said so in their literature. They have said so on their websites. Iran has stated it's total hatred for the nation of Israel, and is threatening it's destruction. However, read this:

ZACHARIAH 14
. 12 And this shall be the plague wherewith the LORD will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet, and their eyes shall consume away in their holes, and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth.


 Never has the threat been so dangerous. Islam is of the spirit of anti-christ.  I wish that all who are of Islam would believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and be saved. I am not looking fo rthis to happen anytime soon, however.


People in some Islamic countries are already being beheaded for believing on Jesus Christ. This is the beginning of the fulfillment of the end times. Ultimately, this will happen in America, Canada, and Great Britain. We will likely live to see this begin to unfold.

I could fill 20 scrolls of why we are on the brink of this thing. but won't. I am too lazy

....and we think global warming and greenhouse gases are a threat. We are dumbstruck, as this is only a smokescreen over the real dangers that are almost upon us

One thing I won't do is worry about it.

 Laurie London said it best in his song from the fifties; "He's got the whole world in his hands" This includes you and I

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We deserve everything we get, and will get no less than we deserve. It really is that simple.

The world already has ended funsters, it's just that everyone was too hung-over to notice...now where'd I put that other 2/6 of Stolichnaya....?

Oh, and B/T/W, Jehova's Witnesses are a cult of rabid anti-Semites. I got a great way to deal with such: chainsaw!

 

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Mmmmmmmmmmm....fresh brains (a realative term, I grant you)! Toss 'em on the barbie, mate, me likey...:dude:

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Oh, and B/T/W, Jehova's Witnesses are a cult of rabid anti-Semites. I got a great way to deal with such: chainsaw!

 

 Hahaha....  Brilliant!... Brilliant I tells ya!.... But perhaps we should go a step further and re-enact different scenes from the 'Saw' movies on them?!?muahahahah.... *schemes in true evil genius fashion*...:P

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AeroCanuck wrote: What the hell are you loonies talking about???

*hides his personal space-craft that he is building to escape this doomed cesspool and locks his garage door*


Oh, you got one of those too?

Glad to know I'm not the only one...Keys in antimatter-reactor ignition slot, warp-coils charged up, multi-integrandistic-discombobulator-capacitors heating up, and my Klingon girlfriend's girlfriend just put many, many beers in the nuclear-powered cooler, so I guess I'm ready to head'er.

I should like to have words with whoever (Whoever?) thought humans were a good idea before I leave though...

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Don't forget about the 'Flux-capacitor'!!!  That's very important!

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Are you telling us you actually are from another planet? ;)

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Hey I've got my 'continum transfuctioner' ready to go anytime!

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They are much worse than fifty yrs ago. Drug gangs are destroying neighborhoods in every Canadian town/city and we cannot lock them up. When I graduated from High School ('63) there were no drug gangs, and there were no drug users in my school either. Not a one.

You coul leave your car unlocked. You could go for a walk in the evening down any street in town. No hassle. Fist fights happened, but today they 'swarm' their victims and half kill them... all in the name of entertainment.

 We had maybe 30 hookers working in 3-4 bars in downtown Vancouver in the early 60's. Today there are more than that in towns of 100,000 and they do their thing in the open, in the neighborhoods and care less if children see what they are up to.

People can grow a half a million dollar crop of pot. If they are busted they get no jail time. I want them locked up for 40 years and I get called evil. things are much worse.

A 'man' can kill hi swife by stabbing her 20 times and he is out of jail in 5 years. We are worse off today. We used to hang them back then, for murder

Houses in Vancouver are over a milllion for a 3 br two story on a 50 foot lot on the West Side. In the 60's they went for 18-20 thousand, or 3 years wages. Not many are making 300 thousand a year take-home pay. Things are worse today

What proves that things are far worse, is that most people don't see this as a problem. This is because there is no fear of God in our nation anymore.

He has given us over to the delusions of our minds, to eat the fruit of our own ways

 

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Would like to revive this thread a bit.
The "End of the World" subject is as old as the world itself.
People of every age talked about it and many murky prophecies were created.
I will try to prove (at least from my logic's standpoint) that there will be no End of the World.
1. Can we define the "World"? What do we know about it? We still rely mostly on 2 things - Scientific approach - full of theories from Evolution to Quantum Gravity, most of them are not even close to be proven. Honestly, how can we really prove anything,
when we still rely on math tools, not even close to be perfect in describing the World.
Of course, we make some progress, we even succeeded in producing anti-matter in our labs, but we are still fairly far away from understanding our world. Nuclear Winter, Global Warming, Global Wobble and Global Ice Age - puzzle us constantly, and zounds of theories are created to try sorting out the mess we are in...
- Religious approach- even less reliable source of knowledge and wisdom, but much more convenient in terms of choosing what and who to believe in. We just choose to believe that everything has a special meaning, even though we never met any of those who wrote the holy books, and keeping in mind that we can't even trust ourselves in simple everyday tasks, we somehow choose to trust hundreds of those who did write these books during the short 2000 years period, assuming, of course, they were pure, flawless, brilliant people who could never...NEVER make a mistake and NEVER misunderstand the events of the past. Of COURSE, they all were guided by divine hands, preserving the TRUTH. But how did we end up having hundreds of thousands different religions, with different gods and their prophets and so many variants of TRUTH?

2. Now if we choose a religious standpoint we can turn to our prophets for some mystique revelations - to find out that from Nostradamus to Vanga they all had different opinions about the End of the World. We managed to survive the Millenium
Judgement Day, and will survive every other day, regardless of what is said or written.
And if we turn to science - whooah , another world of grim forecasts. If we survive a meteorite impacts, and upcoming Ice Age (that will last about 100 000 years), then we will definitely be vaporized by our Sun's dying gaze...But if survive anyway, then the Universe will collapse upon itself and wuala - we perish... An alternative is when Universe expands forever, then eternal stillness and darkness will devour us.

3 Another prophecy. That one is mine. The world will not end, because if we all die and stop thinking, feeling etc., then we won't understand our state. For a dead Eternity has no meaning. So when the Universe dies and then its whole energy returns to its basic state, we won't feel anything. Then after aeons of ages a new universe will be born, and eventually there's gonna be a planet with life forms on it. You will be born anew in a new form/shape/state. We will be oblivious to the past, as we are now, but it's gonna be the same again. So, there's no End of the World, for if you can't touch and see it - it doesn't happen.
And if God exists, - whooah , then it's far more simple :)

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