I understand the magnitude and the urgency of the situation, and I fully agree with your prediction on the US slowly crumbling to Chinese debt, but I think your prediction is a little too premature.
Even though I’m a lowly college boy with no connections, I’m lucky enough to have talked with well-respected economists on this issue. (what are the odds, iknowright?) Yes, the US is on a downward trend, but what won’t necessarily happen right now. Give it a few more years (or decades), when the majority of the baby boomers hit retirement age and Social Security/welfare and other entitlement programs start to make us screw ourselves over with deficit spending.
The possibility of going to war with North Korea is very real, but very minute. I think you’ve overlooked the entire political games side of the issue. Why did the Norks shell us? Mooost likely, it was to shore up support and strengthen the image of the government, so that a succession would happen more smoothly. The war games? They were planned far in advance, before any indication that the attacks were going to occur. They’re a regular occurrence. The Norks are rash and bold, but they’re not stupid when it comes to political mindgames. They know how to push our buttons and stand on that fine line between all-out war and peace. They’ve been doing it for almost 60 years now, so you’d figure they know how to test us. Both sides acknowledge that war would be bloody, and the North probably knows that it would lose in the long run, so neither actually want it to happen.
Yes, it’s good to have a passport, but it’s also just as good to have a little investment capital in foreign currencies (namely gold, since it’s so stable), in foreign countries (like Australia) and their banks, so that you don’t go broke once US banks crumble.
“The only obsession everyone wants: Love. People think that in falling in love they make themselves whole? The Platonic union of souls? I think otherwise. I think you’re whole before you begin. And the love fractures you. You’re whole, and then you’re cracked open.”— Philip Roth, The Dying Animal (via skyisland)
You're right. It has a lot to do with being so civilized. People are too lucky; they're offended by so much because we take a lot more for granted. You misunderstood my meaning of "chaos". I was calling people's behaviors "chaotic", not the conditions by which they have to live. I'm an English major, and I tend to exaggerate. But, I was trying to make a point. We are from a first world, industrialized country. Being so
narcissistic that we're offended by so many things and pick "fights" (for lack of a better term) over so much, is chaotic behavior. It's crazy, but people are used to it. Hope that cleared some things up.
Society is in chaos over small things. The funniest thing about people is how they can be so overwhelmed and angered by issues not worth caring about. People fly into fits, cursing up a storm whenever they feel offended, and they feel offended all the time. Most ordinary people love being…
Hooray for narcissism!
"Chaos" seems like a little too far, and your generalization of "society" also rather broad. These people you talk about are generally from 1st world, industrialized nations, namely the US, and can safely blame the influence of mass media dumbing down the common sense of the people. The idea that we’re so offended over tiny things rises from the fact that we have so little else to worry about, compared to people in other countries. If we had to worry about our next meal, where we would sleep the night, or whether or not we would even make it to the next day, our society would be alot less "chaotic," as you describe it.
It’s not chaos—in fact it’s outright stability. When was the last time you heard talks of civil war or nationwide violence/division in the US?
It’s a byproduct of civilized life. We have nothing better to worry about. We can’t expect a utopia. I’d rather have a society full of narcissists rather than one that violently fluctuates.
Some people that have studied Baba Vanga’s predictions say that she was roughly 80% accurate.
2008: Baba Vanga speaks of conflicts in “Indonesia” leading to the upcoming WWIII, but I’ve seen some people say that Indonesia had been mistranslated and it’s meant to read…
This caught my eye:
2288: Possible time travel and alien contact.
If I were to assume this prediction as true, the moment we figure out time travel, Baba Vanga’s predictions would become 100% correct, 0% correct, and all other ranges in between, all at the same time. Why? Because we would then completely understand our existence in terms of six dimensions, rather than the four we’re so accustomed to (x, y, z, and time). We could move freely to all possible points in time, including all possible alternate pasts and alternate futures from any given point.
Can you say mindfuck?
History wouldn’t matter, power wouldn’t matter, as we could all just “move” to alternate periods of time that best suit our tastes, all without interfering with one another.
At the same time, we would all be interfering with each other in the most destructive way imaginable, and all life as we know it in the universe would cease to exist.
At the same fucking time, we would stay exactly where we were and continue on with our lives, as if nothing had changed.
At the same time, there’d fucking be robot unicorns ruling the world.
You get me? Probably not.
This is 6th dimensional existence.
If you have no idea what I’m talking about, don’t fret. This 6-dimensional interpretation of time (or adding two dimensions to the one-dimensional perspective of time we experience) took me a HELL of a long time to wrap my mind around.
I’m not speaking nonsense, either. trust me. It’s just THAT confusing.
So, back to Baba Vanga. Is he a false prophet? Does he have some predictive power we just can’t comprehend? Who knows. Our minds can only comprehend and experience the world in four dimensions as of right now.
If you're going to love me, love only me. If you decide to break my heart, break it all. If you're going to care for me, care for me all the time. If you decide not to hold me, let me fall. If you're going to stay, stay forever. If you're going to leave, leave now. If you're going to change, change for the better. And if we're going to talk, please mean what you say.
Study all day, then party all night with Samahang. Sounds like good enough motivation to me. :]
It’s fun being one of the few sober ones there, and surprisingly I don’t get that feeling of being left out since so many people drunk/buzzed/tipsy. And plus, nobody pressures you for a drink—there’s respect everywhere.