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Old 02-26-2013, 23:19   #31
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Originally Posted by ChallengerSRT View Post
I think it would start out slow and then potentially escalate quickly as people panic and get out of control. The major cities would feel the effects much quicker than rural America.
But what would precipitate this?

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Originally Posted by jakebrake View Post
use this as a test tube viewpoint. remember that cruise ship that crapped out in the gulf of mexico?

yeah...72 hours, and society becomes "savages"
True...but again, what is the cause?

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Originally Posted by RWBlue View Post
Based on life experiences.....

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lighting fast.
True, like war or working the streets on patrol.

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Originally Posted by engineer151515 View Post
The global economy was within hours of collapsing with the subprime mortgage failure when the US government acted.


You received about as much warning as the Russian folks with the recent meteor.
Keep that in mind. From an engineering standpoint, history as shown time and time again lengthy warnings unheeded leading to an exponentially fast failure mode.

Water
Food
Ammo
Here we go, that's getting close.

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Modern society will never collapse. What is collapsing is all your freedoms. This is what should concern you.
Absolutely happening right now!

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