Berkeley CSUA MOTD:Entry 52677
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2022/07/02 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular

2009/3/5-13 [Politics/Domestic/HateGroups, Politics/Domestic/Election] UID:52677 Activity:kinda low
3/4     Good series of three posts from angry sysadmin:
        \_ Geez, this guy makes Roubini seem like a flaming optimist.  His
           predictions are so dire and insane that they aren't even worth
           listening to.
           \_ It's an angry sysadmin.  Isn't that the definition of
              not worth listening to?  "Big cities are at risk of
              becoming a free-fire death zone."  I mean really?
              \_ let's take it from the opposite direction:  Which of his
                 predictions do you think will come true, if any?
                 \_ I think this guy makes the homeless man screaming
                    outside my window look downright hinged.
                    \_ please answer the question
                 \_ So when some crazy person is screaming about the cia
                    bugging his teeth do you give serious consideration to
                    his ideas as well?
                    \_ *shrug*, more power to you
                     \_ Free-fire death zones!  The government is going
                        to nationalize all 401ks!  30% unemployment!
                        Really?  Let me guess, you googled Ron Paul.
                 \_ why are you deleting responses to your idiocy?
           \_ I wonder what time frame he was thinking of.  BTW, this is very
              useful to me, since I will go down the list of predictions and
              say:  Yes, this will happen; this is possible, but x and y need
              to happen first; govt will take care of these in this order;
              signal w will happen before z.  I got a helluva lot out of it.
              If you want insane predictions, see: -op
           \_ He neglects to consider the impact of the imminent collapse of
              \_ Q. If Mexico collapses, should we take over?
                 \_ Only if a larg majority of Mexicans beg us to.  And even
                    then, perhaps we're better off not touching it with a
                    10ft pole.
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In 2009 were going to see the worst economic collapse ever, the Greatest Depression, says Gerald Celente, US trend forecaster. He believes its going to be very violent in the US, including there being a tax revolt. Marked as spam Reply Yea FUCK the economy Obama you dumb fucking nigger. lets fly to Canada and hold meetings on global warming while 36 nigger caucas members waste tax payer dollars because they have to retrace MLK's steps in India. you fucking liberals discust me and Obama, Pelosi, and all those fucks should be hung in Times Square after being stoned to death! They are trying to get shit in order before it happens, but the things the do to accomplish that are making the matter worse at the same time. Marked as spam Reply He makes sense to me, but it's hard to believe that some folks on the Obama team are not aware of where things are headed. Marked as spam Reply I'm glad to see others are preparing as well, but its kinda sad how people don't know how important it is to buy gold right now. The dollar will be worthless soon and gold has always been a means of barter throughout history.