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The End of the World
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bellus-vae wrote:


johnn wrote:

well we can find ways to prevent it
but it will only last in a short period of time


You cant prevent doomsday.... You can try slowing it down, but definitely you cant prevent it. ..... Coz I said so...... o.O...... muhahahaha


yeah i kinda chose the wrong word...wat i ment was the u can only slow it down like u said......
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hmmmmmm........ globe warming......... to the ppl who dont believe in this....... where do u think all of the smoke from factories and smoking and gas air all goes too?????? if we cannot stand it (except smokers who want to died early or watever), do u think the earth can stand it for trillions n trillions of years for the rest of humanity ( including for the past centries that went by wen tech. was bad) ????? it would be nice for a answer......
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yep on april 16,2029 at 1:26 pm a meteor will hit earth. give me 100 years of supplies and the fastest shuttle and i'll take care of it for you pathetic humans
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human kind will destroy itself oneday. but that day won't be in our lifetimes.. so why worry? -_-


and if someone says something like "future generations" well the solution to that is train then to be ninjas~~~


EXACTLY. Honestly---I think we all have enough on our plates to worry about. Why add global destruction to that? Besides, if it's "global destruction," won't we all be dead anyways?

There, nothing to worry about. Except the ninja training.



I really doubt humanity could destroy itself


I was really responding to the "why worry?" part of that, but ok. Humanity as an abstract conceptualization of the combined forces of nature and reason can't technically destroy itself. Humans, on the other hand, could very well blow themselves to smithereens. Is that what you meant?
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Time to rant. Kurropt, I know you're gonna hate me for this.

"The world is out of joint" as Max Payne said in the second and possibly final installment in the infamous series. And he was right. Humanity is in desperate need of a wake up call. Nobody sees what's actually happening. From the economic standpoint, it certainly doesn't look like it's doing any good. The IMF and the WTO are both full of shite. The IMF was created with the goal of stabilizing the world economy from the regional to the global level as well as send help in the form of training, professionals and most importantly loans. It was supposed to deal with Balance of Payments issues with countries that required rebuilding after WWII, given it was essentially created during the Bretton Woods Conference in 1944, when the world economy was in tatters due said war. But the truth is, it took an imperialistic position, governing structural issues the WTO was supposed to take care of, arguing that such issues directly affected the Balance of Payments. Also, loans, professional help and training didn't do much good either. If anything, it helped DEstabilizing conditions. Its original aims were to promote free trade and open the economy. Now it offers loans to those countries who are doing the exact opposite, adopting contraptionary policies such as raising interest rates. I could go into a little more detail but this is just a mere example.

Globalization is also another matter. Eventually, if it keeps going, it's gonna wipe out the entire middle-class, and that's especially worrying for over 60% of us I'm sure. Small corner shops are gonna go down, replaced by the big industries that enjoy the so called "Economies of Scale" which has led to considerable advantages for third world countries such as those in South-East Asia. But if it keeps going, it'll inevitably create monopolies. The aim of any company is to create a profit, and the easiest way to do that is to attract more and more of the market. That could and would lead to mergers and takeovers, and in the end, one company will have a better say over others. Coca Cola and Pepsi are examples. Imagine what would happen if they decide to join each other. Prices would go sky high and a caffeine-sugar addict will have to put up with it. This sort of process is gonna create large amounts of poverty that will only go overlooked as people are only gonna consider the big guys, of which there are only a few.

We should also consider how we are abusing certain elements of the world to a dangerous extent. Only recently, ExxonMobil sets the record for the US annual company profit. And people have the guts to say they aren't addicted to oil? Take a look at the past. Oil Price Shocks scattered throughout the 20th and indeed the 21st century are more than enough testament that we should reconsider our habits and start thinking about what's really going on. At this rate, the world really won't last and we'll all end up becoming batteries living in a dream-world.

Politics is also looking disastruous to say the least. These days, politicians are only looking forward to making money and grabbing as much power as they can. Let's not forget that for some reason, said politicians also somehow feel the urge to demonstrate that power over other people through the use of weapons and force while trying to spread their own ideas and influence over other people with it. In a democracy, everybody should have their own freedom of speech. In a democratic world, aren't socialists and dictators allowed to have their say, or should everything be exactly the same as it is in America. Is that democracy? Is that freedom? I say nay. I say it is oppression. Force shouldn't be used to spread potentially peaceful ideas.

There's no point in war. Human beings are all equal. Is there really that much of a difference? One thinks certain things exactly the same way as another person would about other things. Is that truly enough reason to kill somebody? We should really learn to set aside our differences and work together. We have our own separate beliefs and we should respect one another for our conclusions. We all live on the same earth and we should use it together as we are meant to. I believe that's why we walk this earth. To share it. Such a childish lesson that is easily forgotten over time yet learned by animals through mere instinct.

I've come to the conclusion that power is a double-edged sword. You can't have all the power in the world because others are after it if you are, and you're bound to get blood in your hands or place your blood on other people's hands against your will. If you have power, others are going to want it. There's no denying that. The movie Scarface once again comes to mind, Tony Montana lying dead in a pool of his own blood as the globe spins over him with the insignia "The World is Yours." People need to wake up and realize they are damaging the earth and its people through their selfishness. If this doesn't stop, what might happen could really be disastruous.


HOLY MUTHA FUCKA FREEDAN!

And i thought you meant you were gonna write an "Actual" essay, not one on a forum !
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WAYNE!!! If it will, then let it be and if not, then let be too...live for the moment, tomorrow will not be better...
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dimus3001 wrote:


johnn wrote:

hmmmmmm........ globe warming......... to the ppl who dont believe in this....... where do u think all of the smoke from factories and smoking and gas air all goes too?????? if we cannot stand it (except smokers who want to died early or watever), do u think the earth can stand it for trillions n trillions of years for the rest of humanity ( including for the past centries that went by wen tech. was bad) ????? it would be nice for a answer......


sure global warming is occuring i mean the Earth has gone up two whole degrees so far we are practically dead arent we.



well if it is 2 whole degrees....wat will happen later like 30 years later
( 2x30= ) you do the math
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Well, I hope not. If it does, I can't really help it. Maybe world war 3?
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Lol we talked something about the world in class, which was hilarious. There is a campaign saying that pollution has no solid connection with climate change, with actual facts and concrete researches. The funny thing is that, they were the same people who said that smoking tobacco and cigarettes is good for your health, hired by the tobacco/cigarette companies. And oh yeah, Canada is a stupid sorry country for withdrawing from the Kyoto Accord. Now, there is no doubt that the world is coming to an end.
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So far, humans have dominated for the shortest time period in the world's history, and we're gonna destroy it already...
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Maybe the Earth goes through a healing process with every civilization that comes to inhabit it...it's a fantasy of mine but it would be great to think that there was some sort of civilization before that somehow died out (kinda like the dinosaurs)
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Micael wrote:

Maybe the Earth goes through a healing process with every civilization that comes to inhabit it...it's a fantasy of mine but it would be great to think that there was some sort of civilization before that somehow died out (kinda like the dinosaurs)


Well, you know, scientists think that around the end of every era there's this sort of "mass extinction" that happens and kills about 95% of the world's population. The source of this can change. Back in the Precambrian there might have been something like a "big burp" where a huge air bubble escaped from the water and killed a bunch of little water life forms living at the time. There's also one theory where some huge asteroid went WHAM, right into the Earth and a huge chunk of the Earth broke off and is now known as moon (the Earth is round because gravity fixed it). And there's the dinosaur asteroid or whatever.

And frankly, in bio class, we were looking at a chart that showed when these extinctions happened, and they happened rather periodically, like every few million years or something... We're pretty much overdue for some huge destruction.
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haha I like the burp theory but I agree with you in that we are due for some type of catastrophe....even if it doesn't immediately wipe out the planet's population it might leave it at the point where life would be impossible and eveyone will die off...
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Mr. George Carlin telling it like it is. Watch the whole thing, its only about 15 minutes combined.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=no40BlyA3YQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpIQG3g03hw&mode=related&search=
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