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    Again, even if this planet can not sustain life, it is still not ended. Maybe in a few billion years when we smack into another heavenly body, it will end.

    Who needs govt? Who controls U? If u can not do these things urself, might as well go back to the dust.

    While crustal displacement will kill a bunch a few will survive. Again its not the end, but begining a new cycle. What r u doin to better ur odds?

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    When Hostess goes out of business and there are no more Twinkies.


    what's that?

    oh....

    nevermind

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alredneck View Post
    Who needs govt? Who controls U? If u can not do these things urself, might as well go back to the dust.
    It amazes me some of the sheeple cannot seem to function without Big Brother there to guide them, like a small child needing the comfort of a parent. Take that away and they are lost.


    While crustal displacement will kill a bunch a few will survive. Again its not the end, but begining a new cycle. What r u doin to better ur odds?
    Well said.

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    There is no statute of limitations on some crimes. Murder, for instance. As long as some form of order may return to punish the guilty, it is not truly "the end". However, if a new government arises that takes the place of the one that previously existed, then it is indeed the end... it may be that crimes committed under the old regime no longer "count" and everyone starts with a clean slate. This may be good news for folks like the guy who was hauled into jail this past friday night because he had too many pounds of gunpowder at his home. And bad news for families of victims of rapists, murderers, etc. Sort of like the Jubilee released one from monetary debts in the old Hebrew way of living.

    There's always going to be accountability even if it is only to your own conscience. There was a time in history when "every man did that which was right in his own eyes" and the world could be that way again for a while. However, people do band together and work out systems of living together. It may take weeks, months or years... but civilization will always make a come-back. It just doesn't always do it on a time-table.

    When Rome fell it was a big loss. The Romans had so many advanced customs and technology. Roads, plumbing, engineering... They were 1000 years ahead of their time. Or at least, it took that long for the rest of the world to claw it's way back up to where Rome once stood at it's pinacle. On the other hand... Rome got what it had by conquest and slavery. Without that degree of luxury there would not be money nor leisure from the hardscrabble struggle for mere day-to-day survival. Millions suffered so that hundreds could live a life of ease. Was that a price worth paying? Some say that the world, though richer for having seen Rome, is richer still for it having passed off the scene. What's interesting is that we are approaching that point again in our day of global economies. Except slavery is called "employment" and it is made to seem "voluntary". Few really work for themselves, and even of those who do, taxes take an enormous bite. We are still slaves to that master we call "government".

    Well, if this new "Rome" collapses someday it may be a long time before we see it's likeness again. A year? A hundred years? A thousand years? Who knows?

    Regardless of how long it takes for things to approximate the complexity and prosperity of our current situation, rest assured, it will not take a thousand years for people to band together into structures of mutual dependence and cooperation. That will necessitate standards of commerce and conduct, even if it is only fair barter and the Code of Hamurabi for starters. Anywhere there is a civil authority there will be crimes and punishments.
    "The thing about smart people is they seem like crazy people to dumb people" - Stephen Hawking

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    Glares @ Bob
    Once during a hunting trip in Remote Alaska I ran out of Twinkie’s and was compelled to live off of of fish and moose meat

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alaska View Post
    Glares @ Bob
    YEP!!! Flang th evil eye upon'im! Give him that Jack Elam stare!

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    When the jihadis are milling on Main St., USA.
    "What's yours is yours, do not trespass upon the person, liberty or property of another."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ozmirage View Post
    When the jihadis are milling on Main St., USA.


    Go visit Dearborn, MI

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    Actually just take a look at headlines for ideas of what a WSHTF might look like. ISIS. Boka Haram. Afghanistan. India. Parts of Central and South America. Ebola struck West Africa.
    But even then, people will ban together and there will be some degree of society, cooperation, or trade.

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