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Liberal_in_LA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-08-08 02:29 AM
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Poll question: How scared are you by this economic crisis?
Edited on Wed Oct-08-08 02:34 AM by Liberal_in_LA

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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old mark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-08-08 02:34 AM
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1. What worries me most is
the people we have who are "fixing" things, and that the rest of the world expects them to know what they are doing...

Look out below.

mark
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lligrd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-08-08 02:35 AM
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2. You Mean * Didn't Comfort You Today? nt
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old mark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-08-08 02:47 AM
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10. Not for the last 8 years. nt
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Horse with no Name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-08-08 02:36 AM
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3. I'm not scared
I'm pissed off.
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lligrd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-08-08 02:41 AM
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6. I Vacillate Between The Two. nt
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Hannah Bell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-08-08 02:45 AM
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9. me too. i don't mind personal hardship so much as the thought of people like
bush aggregating more power to themselves.
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Selatius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-08-08 02:37 AM
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4. We are already in an inflationary recession that is actually deepening.
For the poor and for those who are entirely insolvent, like me, it just means more of the same kind of misery we've been seeing.
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balantz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-08-08 02:52 AM
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11. Except that food and shelter for us may become even more difficult to obtain.
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lligrd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-08-08 02:59 AM
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15. And Medicine nt
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Liberal_in_LA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-08-08 03:01 AM
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16. Time to learn how to make home remedies?
Edited on Wed Oct-08-08 03:01 AM by Liberal_in_LA
Can't really compete with our modern medicines though.
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lligrd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-08-08 03:03 AM
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17. Heck, You Can't Even Legally Grow What You Might Need nt
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Kutjara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-08-08 02:39 AM
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5. Looks like we're right on track for a Star Trek future.
The global economy collapses, a war breaks out that escalates into global nuclear conflict, civilization ends, and then someone invents the Warp Drive and the Vulcans come and save us.

That's what I'm pinning my hopes on, anyway.

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Faux pas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-08-08 02:43 AM
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7. I figure this is boosh's last chance to rob us blind. Anyone who
thinks this was done 'for the good of the country' needs to do some serious rethinking.
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anigbrowl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-08-08 02:45 AM
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8. I need an option for 'total collapse but I'm not that scared'
I figure I'll get through it OK on a personal level, though more because I'm used to poverty than because I have any big money to tide me over.
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balantz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-08-08 02:54 AM
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12. If the crisis deepens and shrubbie declares martial law I wonder if he'd install Palin?
She'd make a perfect "Hitler Puppet" for Zheney.
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Eugene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-08-08 02:56 AM
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13. Other: Very worried, but...
I'm not sure just how bad this will get.
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Speck Tater Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-08-08 02:58 AM
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14. Many choices not represented. Mine, for example...
Yes, the bottom is falling out and we are headed for a global Great Depression to rival 1929, but NO, I'm not at all worried or fearful about that. It is what it is. Cool-headed preparation is better than blind panic any day.
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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-08-08 03:03 AM
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18. Other. I have to be honest, I've been waiting for and expecting this since Bush was sElected.
The one up-side of all the misery is going to be seeing these weasels and their mumbo-jumbo economic theories debunked for a couple of generations. So I'm scared, nobody knows how bad this gets, its out of control, and all the big-shots are looking out for their own asses, but I'm also optimistic that we can finally get these parasites off our backs.

What does labor want? We want more schoolrooms and less jails; more books and less arsenals; more learning and less vice; more leisure and less greed; more justice and less revenge; in fact more of the opportunities to cultivate our better natures, to make manhood more noble, womanhood more beautiful, and childhood more happy and bright." -- Samuel Gompers, 1893
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-08-08 04:25 AM
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19.  we need more panic to really get the ball rolling to total meltdown!
we need to fear the next minute because it could be the last time we have a penny left to our names.

i`m so glad my parents had a real president to see them through there fear....otherwise i would`t be here to witness the worse president in the history of our new country...
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leftofthedial Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-08-08 04:39 AM
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20. Last world (or at least widespread) depression led to the rise of fascism
the complete conversion of communism into despotic totalitarian state capitalism and world war, plus all the unmeasurable human economic suffering.

our species, for all it's "dominance" of the planet, is pretty poor at managing itself.
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Indenturedebtor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-08-08 04:48 AM
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21. Other: I believe we are headed for a worldwide depression
But I believe that this has been coming for a long time. I am hopeful that America and the World may reject some of the worst and most extreme aspects of capitalism.
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