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What do you think America will be like 50 years from now?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by teumessian_fox, Apr 2, 2012.

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  1. teumessian_fox

    teumessian_fox

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    The America of 50 years ago is so different from today that it's not even the same country. Almost.

    What do you think America will be like 50 years from now?
     
  2. Geko45

    Geko45 Smartass Pilot CLM

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    I can tell you what it won't be, an exagerrated view of the present. I don't know what course we will take on that kind of time horizon, but I'm confident in saying it will have little resemblance to the course we are on now.
     

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    tsmo1066 Happy Smiley

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    The pendulum never stops in the middle. It always swings from one extreme to the other. My guess is that over the next 20-30 years, the growing "victim/entitlement" culture in America will drive us to an economic breaking point, things will get REALLY ugly, and then we will either collapse, or start moving back towards a more free-market based society.

    Either way, things will be a lot different than they are today.
     
  4. MtBaldy

    MtBaldy Obie Wan, RIP

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    Balkanized socialist states.
     
  5. silentpoet

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    If I am still alive I will live in the Republic of Texas.
     
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    On the path we are on now, America will no longer be a Constitutional Republic. We will no longer have our own monetary system. We will be beholden to the entities that control our currency. We will not be a beacon for freedom nor the leader of it.
     
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    Idiocracy

    Watch that movie.
     
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    series1811 Enforcerator. CLM

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    Maybe not all socialist (try and sell that to the red state areas), but the idea of formal recognition of the extreme polarization exisitng between different regions, doesn't seem completely out of the realm of possibility.

    Nations come and go. Nobody said we were special. You get to keep your country as long as you work at keeping it. We gave ours up a while ago.
     
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    eracer Where's my EBT?

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    The 99.9999999999% will be complaining about the 0.0000000001%, but will be unable to protest, because the 88% of the population who are unemployed will be standing in line for subsidized bread that costs $1245.00 a loaf.
     
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    It depends on whether the incumbent gets four more years to 'fundamentally change America'.

    Never understood why so many people voted to do that when America is (was) the best country in the world for the preservation of human liberties. (One of the few where the people are NOT subject to the government. Hint Hint you .gov lurkers)
     
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    Well, let's take a look back. What would have a citizen of this country in 1800 thought it would be like in 1850?

    A citizen in 1850 guessing about 1900?

    1900 citizen pondering 1950 or the 1950 person trying to figure out what life would be like here in 2000.

    Your chances of getting it right are just as good as what there chances would have been!

    :wavey:
     
  12. MtBaldy

    MtBaldy Obie Wan, RIP

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    Yeah, I would hope not all socialist but after the last few years I'm not so sure.
     
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    What America???
     
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    I suspect that there will be fewer regional dialects.

    Also, the concept of a "phone" will be a distant memory.

    -avail :wavey:
     
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    What do you think America will be like 50 years from now?

    In trouble. Big trouble.
     
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    I believe we'll have a fractured country with the possibility that some states will cede from the union.
     
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    Things change on a day to day basis. When both parents spend time working it,s hard to find time to be s good parent.I wish us all luck. It's not easy to see all that happens when we are working all the time.

    I see good parents doing the best they can and raising a fine ,respectable next generation, with $12 a gallon gas prices.
     
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    Greece without the Souvlaki.
     
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    Well whatever it is, I hope we finally get our flying cars and robot butlers...those guys in the 50's told us that we'd already have that stuff by now.
     
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