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(Adelaide Now)   Since society didn't collapse after the re-election of Obama, doomsday preppers now have the end of the Mayan Calendar to look forward to   ( adelaidenow.com.au) divider line
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2012-11-24 09:48:03 AM  
6 votes:
Everyone always thinks their case of Poland Spring and five-gallon drum of Apocalypse Chow is going to make them Lord Humongous.
2012-11-24 09:23:45 AM  
6 votes:

NutWrench: Ok, that's it. I'm going to start selling ammo.

Three thousand or more pieces of literature claim that the Maya predicted the Earth will be destroyed on this date.

Comics do not count as "literature."


Tell that to Jack Chick.
2012-11-24 10:48:30 AM  
5 votes:
Wouldn't you like to be a Prepper too?

timemarcheson.files.wordpress.com
2012-11-24 09:21:01 AM  
5 votes:
I have friends like this.

I offered to send them to Vegas on an all expenses paid, end of the world blowout party if they'd just sign over all of their worldly possessions to me (houses, cars, etc,) effective January 1, 2013.

None of them went for it.
2012-11-24 10:32:23 AM  
4 votes:
look, the world isn't going to end...the current age is going to end. then dragons come back, magic starts working again and those f*cking elves are gonna pull a fast one on the US government.
2012-11-24 09:21:01 AM  
4 votes:
In this time, the young shall not know where lieth the things possessed by their fathers, that their fathers put there only just the night before, around 8:00.
2012-11-24 09:58:08 AM  
3 votes:

Tanthalas39: Come back and let's hear about how great it is after a full 1/6 of the economy becomes government managed.

Because it's been 1/5.9th managed under Republican control for the last twenty years, and this is the tipping point?


Oh, I know you did not just imply 1/5.9 is smaller than 1/6.
2012-11-24 11:25:12 AM  
2 votes:
2012-11-24 10:30:20 AM  
2 votes:

Amishrabbit: Mr. Coffee Nerves: Everyone always thinks their case of Poland Spring and five-gallon drum of Apocalypse Chow is going to make them Lord Humongous.

Five gallons? What is that, a snare drum? That's barely enough Apocalypse Chow for my cat. Over the weekend.


Your cat sounds fat.
2012-11-24 10:03:27 AM  
2 votes:

diaphoresis: sethstorm: Businesses are sure trying given their rush to get under the PPACA limits of 50 employees or 30 hours a week - whether by terminations or conversions to precarious employment(read: contractors & temporary workers).

I fired all my employees in July, then hired them back as contractors.


cause..... ur a dick?
2012-11-24 09:53:04 AM  
2 votes:

Mr. Coffee Nerves: Everyone always thinks their case of Poland Spring and five-gallon drum of Apocalypse Chow is going to make them Lord Humongous.


Five gallons? What is that, a snare drum? That's barely enough Apocalypse Chow for my cat. Over the weekend.
2012-11-24 09:51:24 AM  
2 votes:
A true prepper is patient...and a little off.
2012-11-24 09:51:01 AM  
2 votes:
2012-11-24 09:49:20 AM  
2 votes:

theknuckler_33: wmanning833: Society hasn't collapsed because the major tax laws haven't gone into effect yet. In 2014 the Obamacare legislation begins becoming law. It's easy to beat your chest now. Come back and let's hear about how great it is after a full 1/6 of the economy becomes government managed. In fact, you folks with student loans now all owned by Sally Mae, how's that working out for you? I hired three Comp Sci graduates you have $100K in student loans. They own more than I owe on my house.

In 2015 when things are fine, you'll be telling us it will take years before the full effects are felt and just wait until 2018... or some bullshiat like that.



And in 2018 you'll be comparing the new evil Democratic regime to the golden age of Obama.
2012-11-24 09:45:42 AM  
2 votes:

tenpoundsofcheese: 0bama re-elected? wrong subby.

the Meeting of the Electors has not happened yet.


www.jeremyrhammond.com
2012-11-24 09:42:18 AM  
2 votes:

LordOfThePings: In this time, the young shall not know where lieth the things possessed by their fathers, that their fathers put there only just the night before, around 8:00.


Not buying it. The tags say "From: Santa"
2012-11-24 09:29:18 AM  
2 votes:
Tue preppers couldn't care less who wins what election. The world is going to hell and society is hanging on by a thread and they ain't going down with the rest of ya. Election year preppers are like the hipsters of preppers.
2012-11-24 09:26:53 AM  
2 votes:

NutWrench: Ok, that's it. I'm going to start selling ammo.

Three thousand or more pieces of literature claim that the Maya predicted the Earth will be destroyed on this date.

Comics do not count as "literature."


Why would anyone need to buy ammo? Is it the end of the world? Or sorta kinda the end of the world?
2012-11-24 09:21:56 AM  
2 votes:
Ok, that's it. I'm going to start selling ammo.

Three thousand or more pieces of literature claim that the Maya predicted the Earth will be destroyed on this date.

Comics do not count as "literature."
2012-11-24 09:49:12 PM  
1 vote:

AdrienVeidt: no clever name here just move along: no one really knows what the date is. one day some guy said "today is January 1st !" and we've been going on that ever since......so how could anyone say an exact date for the end of the world if all the calendars are wrong?

It's because they predict Date B in reference to Date A, the day the prediction is made.


unfollowingjesus.com
2012-11-24 04:26:33 PM  
1 vote:

TomD9938: Mikey1969: TomD9938: Weaver95: He considered screwing over labor to be a stupid idea,

Not providing health insurance to an employee doesnt equal "screwing" them though. It's a relatively new practice born largely out of wage controls (from the 40s I believe) when companies needed different carrots to dangle in order to attract talent.

If given the option between a health plan that costs the company $1000.00/mo or an addtional $1,000/mo in wages I'd take the higher pay and shop for a $500.00 plan on my own.

So what you're saying is that you've never priced out a private health plan.

Mine is 200/mo.

/ self-employed


How dafug did you get a 200/mo private health plan? Have you never had a major illness or injuries of a more serious variety or do they plan on giving you a band aid and telling you to walk it off? I'm genuinely curious as I've never had insurance of any kind and when I went to price out private health insurance, the cheapest I could find was over 800/mo. Also, there were limits on it that wouldn't even cover one very nasty skateboarding accident.

/aging rowdy wench, so I may be a pricing exception rather than the rule
2012-11-24 02:42:53 PM  
1 vote:

CygnusDarius: Mugato: Animatronik: Electing Romney wouldn't have miraculaously solved these problems, but of the two candidates he was the only one acknowledging it.

He wanted to increase military spending, lower taxes on the rich and invade Iran. How the fark was that acknowledging the debt?

Two knights face a dragon. One knight charges towards it with rusty weapons, the other charges back to the village, to get a virgin to give it to the dragon.


Sorry, we're all out of virgins, what with all the raping and pillaging last month. But you can have One-Eyed Guinivere. Her rape wasn't legitimate, so the dragon might still accept her.
2012-11-24 02:37:06 PM  
1 vote:

Weaver95: david_gaithersburg: Weaver95: david_gaithersburg:
Don't even try using facts and logic on Weaver.

so you are saying that it's pointless to read 'Wealth of Nations' and that understanding the philosophy of capitalism is a waste of time?

I conglomerate you on your accompaniment.

[thumbnails.hulu.com image 512x288]

I find it fascinating that conservatives in general and you in particular seem determined to ignore the philosophical underpinnings of your own party ideology. And then you wonder why Obama had a landslide victory...


Ok Others here have already called you out for not understanding what you have read. There is no need for me to drag you onto the carpet a second time. Have a great day.
2012-11-24 01:46:29 PM  
1 vote:

Tanthalas39: wmanning833: Society hasn't collapsed because the major tax laws haven't gone into effect yet. In 2014 the Obamacare legislation begins becoming law.

Wrong. Most major provisions have already been phased in.

It's easy to beat your chest now.

Because the world hasn't ended yet? Because the economy hasn't collapsed as you've predicted? We're not beating our chests; we're simply looking at you wondering why you're still cowering in the corner with your AR-15, frothing on about Karl Rove and his incredible predictive skills.

Come back and let's hear about how great it is after a full 1/6 of the economy becomes government managed.

Because it's been 1/5.9th managed under Republican control for the last twenty years, and this is the tipping point? In the 1990s, a period in which Republicans controlled the House for six years, the share of health spending controlled by the government rose by 10 percent. The trend continued from 2000 to 2008, when Republicans controlled the White House and largely controlled Congress. In pretty much every year of the Bush administration, the government "took over" a greater chunk of the health care sector. And many of the Republicans who are complaining about reform proposals today didn't utter a peep. In fact, they helped the process along by voting for the Medicare prescription drug benefit in 2003.

In fact, you folks with student loans now all owned by Sally Mae, how's that working out for you? I hired three Comp Sci graduates you have $100K in student loans. They own more than I owe on my house.

My wife has a Sallie Mae loan, and it's working out just fine, thanks for asking. And it looks like you hire folks with very poor financial planning skills; I hope they won't have any budgetary responsibilities in your alleged business.

I'm a libertarian. I am against most of the same things you are. But damn I can't stand propaganda derp.


Congrats for beating the system. Someone has to win the lottery every once in a while.
2012-11-24 01:16:06 PM  
1 vote:

Mr. Right: Weaver95: Mr. Right:
Until you actually understand anything about economics you shouldn't be quoting tiny little snippets that you think support your point of view..

hmm. so when I passed all those economics courses, you're saying that the professor was lying to me about the work I did...? i'll let him know! thanks man...

Your comment about Adam Smith not being favor of screwing the workers and the context within which you used it shows a profound misunderstanding of Smith.

Having taught several courses in a couple of colleges and universities, I can assure you that it is entirely possible to pass a course without having any real understanding of the material or how to apply the body of knowledge to the world outside the classroom. So your professor may not have been lying to you, he just may have not been able to give you a grade commensurate with what he knew your true level of understanding to be. Chances are that if you do talk to him about this, you won't be telling him anything he doesn't already know.


And on the internet that means precisely...nothing. harsh, I know...but appeals to authority rarely work out the way you expect. now, if you'd bothered explaining WHY you felt adam smith was ok with with f*cking over his workers, that'd be different. that'd be an actual debate. I mean we'd have to meet you on a level playing field then. But you rolled up in here with the 'i'm a professor hear me rawr' thing and well...sorry man, but that ain't gonna wash. you can try it if'n ya want but as a veteran of too many fark politics tab rants to remember I can tell you that i've seen your approach fail time and time again.
2012-11-24 01:07:43 PM  
1 vote:

diaphoresis: Weaver95: diaphoresis: Weaver95: diaphoresis:
To paint all businesses with the same brush is highly ignorant, irresponsible, and a perfect example of the failure of public education.

is that what I did? hmm. I mentioned that Adam Smith thought it was a bad idea to screw over your workers. nothing more or less than that. your response was...intriguing.

No.. that ISN'T what YOU did... thank you.

here's what I said:

did you know that Adam Smith (yes, THAT Adam Smith, the founder of capitalism) was a big proponent of worker's rights? he saw labor as an investment - that if you shared the wealth with your workers and made sure they understood WHY you were helping them out then you'd have a loyal work force that knew the business and was equally invested in it's success. He considered screwing over labor to be a stupid idea, since it only hurt you in the long run.

Interesting, isn't it?

your response included a disparaging comment about public education and a lot of justification for being a greedy asshat. I didn't make accusations, I didn't make comments about your philosophy...I merely reminded you of an uncomfortable truth: that the father of capitalism believed that workers were/are an investment, and just as important as the equipment they operate. not for reasons of sentiment, but because they are part of his economic equations for success.

interesting that you changed the subject so quickly....

/sigh


Don't even try using facts and logic on Weaver.
2012-11-24 12:53:55 PM  
1 vote:
Actually, the federal deficit is decreasing at its fastest rate since WWII.

"Believe it or not, the federal deficit has fallen faster over the past three years than it has in any such stretch since demobilization from World War II."

http://news.investors.com/blogs-capital-hill/112012-634082-federal-de f icit-falling-fastest-since-world-war-ii.htm

(I'm on my phone, can't do hyperlinks right now.)
2012-11-24 11:21:51 AM  
1 vote:

diaphoresis:
/sigh


no, really - please continue.
2012-11-24 11:12:35 AM  
1 vote:

wildlifer: coldf33t: NutWrench: Ok, that's it. I'm going to start selling ammo.

Three thousand or more pieces of literature claim that the Maya predicted the Earth will be destroyed on this date.

Comics do not count as "literature."

Why would anyone need to buy ammo? Is it the end of the world? Or sorta kinda the end of the world?

To harvest game and shoot idiots who try to take from you because you had the foresight to prepare for the worst.


So, you must be on Team Sorta, Kinda EOW. TSKEOW
2012-11-24 10:46:21 AM  
1 vote:

bunner: Are you sure?

*looks out window*

: /

Everything is OK, then?


Everything is just peachy! I just checked. Sol and Mani are still in the sky, Fenrir is still safely chained and I do not see hordes of Einherjar backed up by Valkyries coming across Bifrost. I think the signs all say Ragnarok will not be occurring in the next few minutes, so everyone can just chill out, rotate out a nice MRE for lunch and ponder why anyone who is not Mayan would worry about any misunderstood Mayan "prophecies". My own prophecy that we're fine makes me confident enough to fetch another cup of coffee rather than run screaming in terror.

Let the Mayans worry about Mayan stuff. I got the Norse stuff covered for us, so if I see any "signs or portents" of Ragnarok, I'll be sure and let you all know to give your loved ones a goodbye hug.
2012-11-24 10:42:19 AM  
1 vote:

Weaver95: look, the world isn't going to end...the current age is going to end. then dragons come back, magic starts working again and those f*cking elves are gonna pull a fast one on the US government.


well......yah. its all true. send me your money now.
2012-11-24 10:34:39 AM  
1 vote:
I have to chuckle about these Doomsday preppers on the National Geographic Channel. Each one is preparing for a different apocalypse. Some are natural, others are man made. There are hundreds of them, yet each prepper is sure the one he is preparing for is the one.
2012-11-24 10:26:16 AM  
1 vote:

wmanning833: Society hasn't collapsed because the major tax laws haven't gone into effect yet. In 2014 the Obamacare legislation begins becoming law. It's easy to beat your chest now. Come back and let's hear about how great it is after a full 1/6 of the economy becomes government managed. In fact, you folks with student loans now all owned by Sally Mae, how's that working out for you? I hired three Comp Sci graduates you have $100K in student loans. They own more than I owe on my house.


Maybe if you had been in school when Obama became president, you could have learned to formulate a coherent sentence.
2012-11-24 10:26:12 AM  
1 vote:
HUGE bags of dry dog food
much water
2012-11-24 10:19:27 AM  
1 vote:

no clever name here just move along: no one really knows what the date is.


No, no, no. I want a fixed date. I'm sick of this apocalypse shiat. I want one specific date and when that date comes and goes, I want everyone to agree to STFU about the end of the world. Thank you.
2012-11-24 10:14:48 AM  
1 vote:

wmanning833: Society hasn't collapsed because the major tax laws haven't gone into effect yet. In 2014 the Obamacare legislation begins becoming law. It's easy to beat your chest now. Come back and let's hear about how great it is after a full 1/6 of the economy becomes government managed. In fact, you folks with student loans now all owned by Sally Mae, how's that working out for you? I hired three Comp Sci graduates you have $100K in student loans. They own more than I owe on my house.


Are you implying that Sally Mae held a gun to their heads and made them take out a loan?
Damn I knew that Sally chick was crazy, but this is just too much.
2012-11-24 10:00:55 AM  
1 vote:
So if some cosmic event happens, and the Earth is torn apart by some random elements. Say, comets, magnetic forces, whatever, some people think a rifle and reinforced door are going to help?

Yeah, that's a sellers market.

Besides, which is honestly scarier for a prepper: vindication? Or the knowledge that when nothing happens they've squandered their time and money. For April, or retirement, or whatever, their kid needs braces.

World events tend not to tip in ego assuring ways.

The irony, to me, is all of this might as well be looking for the fountain of youth, or potions, or little idols; a desperate and tenacious clinging to nonsense despite the absolute and certain knowledge that death is unavoidable, and selfishness in the light of that is particularly disgusting.

Go build houses for the impoverished instead of bunkers for yourself, maybe then you'll be less of a cause of societies unraveling.

Just my opinion
2012-11-24 10:00:45 AM  
1 vote:

sethstorm: Businesses are sure trying given their rush to get under the PPACA limits of 50 employees or 30 hours a week - whether by terminations or conversions to precarious employment(read: contractors & temporary workers).


I fired all my employees in July, then hired them back as contractors.
2012-11-24 09:48:32 AM  
1 vote:

devine: Give him time.


Exactly. The clusterfark is well under way, We're just not feeling the consequences yet.

We can't even manage to trim the deficit or reduce much spending at all, so when the troubles hit and we can't borrow anymore, it's going to be catastrophic. People will waje up to find that not only are tehy not getting their government check, inflation has farked the vakue of what's in their paycheck.

Electing Romney wouldn't have miraculaously solved these problems, but of the two candidates he was the only one acknowledging it. With Obama in office and the Dems controlling the Senate, there's not a farking hope of solving any of the real problems. George W. Bush and the Senate Republicans from 200-2006 were obviously a huge part of the problem, but the democrats are utterly hopeless.
2012-11-24 09:43:22 AM  
1 vote:

wmanning833: Society hasn't collapsed because the major tax laws haven't gone into effect yet. In 2014 the Obamacare legislation begins becoming law. It's easy to beat your chest now. Come back and let's hear about how great it is after a full 1/6 of the economy becomes government managed. In fact, you folks with student loans now all owned by Sally Mae, how's that working out for you? I hired three Comp Sci graduates you have $100K in student loans. They own more than I owe on my house.


In 2015 when things are fine, you'll be telling us it will take years before the full effects are felt and just wait until 2018... or some bullshiat like that.
2012-11-24 09:40:47 AM  
1 vote:
0bama re-elected? wrong subby.

the Meeting of the Electors has not happened yet.
2012-11-24 09:33:41 AM  
1 vote:

wmanning833: Society hasn't collapsed because the major tax laws haven't gone into effect yet. In 2014 the Obamacare legislation begins becoming law. It's easy to beat your chest now. Come back and let's hear about how great it is after a full 1/6 of the economy becomes government managed. In fact, you folks with student loans now all owned by Sally Mae, how's that working out for you? I hired three Comp Sci graduates you have $100K in student loans. They own more than I owe on my house.


What are you on about? I have a hard time reading derp sometimes.
2012-11-24 09:25:16 AM  
1 vote:
Society hasn't collapsed because the major tax laws haven't gone into effect yet. In 2014 the Obamacare legislation begins becoming law. It's easy to beat your chest now. Come back and let's hear about how great it is after a full 1/6 of the economy becomes government managed. In fact, you folks with student loans now all owned by Sally Mae, how's that working out for you? I hired three Comp Sci graduates you have $100K in student loans. They own more than I owe on my house.
2012-11-24 09:15:40 AM  
1 vote:
Give him time.
 
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