OT Excellent story on smartmoney.com about the "Second Great Depression" as seen from the future (2045)greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
If you've got 5 minutes, there's a great story written from the perspective of 'grandpa' in 2045 about the Secong Great Depression in the early part of the century. Unfortunately, it sounds way too plausible.
-- jonny (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 19, 2000
Are you people really this stupid?
You people are not just predicting disaster, you are HOPING for disaster. You are actually wishing for total societal collapse so that the peasants can take over. Are your lives so pathetic that established society must totally collapse before you can gain any power.
I think all you so-called "doomers" are nothing but Neo-Nazi trailer trash with nothing better to do but plot the overthrow of capitalism, the Fed Gov., and any establishment you perceive as contrary to your warped interests and sensibilities.
Got a couple of questions for you assholes: If society did collapse, how long will you precious beans and rice last you? Which Fascist, Nazi-type moron would you elect to be your leader? I would rather be dead than take orders from a crackpot like Gary North.
You idiots need to get the shit slapped out of you! F***ing grow up, get jobs, and quit sitting around hoping something bad happens.
Remember the saying: Be careful what you wish for...you just might get it.
Try and remember that you insipid little twits!
You can thank me later.
-- Jack Wilson (email@example.com), January 19, 2000.
Great story. Thanks for the post.
-- Gail (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 19, 2000.
Your poor excuse of a response doesn't warrant me taking time to read it, much less respond, but let me point out that your ignorance seems only to be exceeded by your lack of ability to read/comprehend. If you look closely and concentrate real hard, you might grasp the intent of this post. The 'story' is excellent - the circumstances of which he writes are 'unfortunate(ly)'. Though based on the intelligence you display (I'm still not convinced you display any) it's highly unlikely that you'll comprehend the distinction.
PS. for the record, I have a great job, and in all likelihood paid more in income tax this year than you'll earn in 5 years.
-- jonny (email@example.com), January 19, 2000.
Thanks jonny, that was hilarious.
I especially liked the merger names and the cure for the common cold.
Unfortunately, rhinovirus comes in some 160 different varieties identified so far. It's doubtful that they would all respond to a single vaccine, but I'm always hopeful.
-- nothere nothere (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 19, 2000.
Good God, you are a bigger moron than I first thought.
Every year some yahoo pops out of the woodwork and declares that '...next year we are going to have a great depression and it will...'. Yeah, bullshit! Are you that f***ing retarded? This is all a scare tactic used by authors to scare idiots like you into buying their 'prep' books.
HELLO! Jack-ass, you fell for it over Y2K, so some other smart son of a bitch figures you will fall for 'next great depression' thing as well.
I have figured out one thing, you are a very flawed and very stupid person. You cannot (or will not) think for yourself. You will follow any conspiracy and the more preposterous the better.
Here is an idea, crawl back inside your f***ing bunker and die. The world would be a much better (at least more intelligent) place with you or your anti-capitalist, anti-democratic, lunatic ideas out of the way.
Deal with that.
Oh, and by the way, what good is money to a sheep.
Sincerely, Jack Wilson
-- Jack Wilson (email@example.com), January 19, 2000.
Can we put this guy Jack on a delete list somewhere? He's simply rude and is not contributing content. (I didn't used to be this way, but I've read a few hundred too many of these posts.)
-- Mara (MaraWayne@aol.com), January 19, 2000.
Jack, have a beer, get revved up, let it all hang out and tell us what you really think !
-- sue (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 19, 2000.
Link to Story.
-- Mad Monk (email@example.com), January 19, 2000.
Dear Jack (ASS) Wilson, You are frightened, aren't you? You have come to realization that a market crash is inevitable and imminent. You know that greedy stupid bastards like yourself are entirely to blame for this. At least unemployed non-voting trailer trash cannot be blamed for electing and supporting this evil government. Plugged in greedy bastards like you are. If anarchy arrives you know the lynch parties will be inviting you to attend. You should build and occupy your market crash bunker today.
-- run (the@crash_is.imminent), January 19, 2000.
I think you called it, Run. This boy is "whistling past the graveyard". (I ain't afraid of no depression, not ME!)
If Jack finds this NG offensive...why, Jack should take his ball and go home (snif!).
-- chairborne commando (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 19, 2000.
The story, as linked above, is published on the website of the Wall Street Journal Magazine of Personal Business, "Smartmoney."
Didn't see any "prep" books written by "yahoos" advertised on the site, which is once again, The Wall Street Journal Magazine of Personal Business...
Noticed they have an interactive forum for readers to discuss that article.
Didn't see Jack's perspective posted on that forum.
I wonder why?
-- mellowdog (email@example.com), January 19, 2000.
Jack, Jack! You have us all wrong!!!!
We *LOVE* "The System" Yes, it has treated us very well. In return for over 50% of our income we get unlimited internet access (Thanks Al) over 200 channels off satellite, stupor inducing fatty fast food and retirements guar-an-damn-teed!!!
It's just too good to be true, and definately too good to last.
We don't wanna go to the next Great Depression, we just want to be prepared when we have to go kicking and screaming with the rest of the cradle to grave social/emotional invalids.
Cripes. We doomers sure have a PR problem.
-- JIT (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 19, 2000.
This is informational only. I certainly don't hope for anything like that. But if you don't like it, then go fuck yourself, dipshit. Simple as that.
-- X (X@X.com), January 19, 2000.