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What we fear

Discussion in 'Legal' started by .41Dave, Jun 8, 2007.

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  1. .41Dave

    .41Dave Member

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    We sure have made progress in the last 74 years...

    Things to fear – 1933:
    Fear itself

    Things to fear – 2007: (A partial list in no particular order. Feel free to add more)
    Terrorists
    Radical Islamists
    Insurgents
    Anything vaguely Islamic
    Evangelicals
    Pat Robertson
    Mormons
    The ADL
    Jehovah's witnesses
    Public christmas trees
    Public nativity scenes
    Public display of any religious sentiment whatsoever (especially if it is not in line with our religious sentiments, whatever they may be)
    Anything vaguely religious
    Fluoride
    PCBs
    Food additives
    Food supplements
    French fries
    Cheeseburgers
    Bacon
    McDonalds entire menu
    Dieting
    Not dieting
    Obesity
    Anorexia
    Spinach
    Ebola
    Bird Flu
    AIDS
    Doctors
    Pen knives
    Box cutters
    Nail clippers
    Tweezers
    Anything pointy
    Shampoo on airplanes
    Hair gel on airplanes
    Bottled water on airplanes
    Expressed breast milk on airplanes
    Any liquid on airplanes
    Shoes
    Cholesterol
    Transfats
    Soy
    Cat food
    Dog food
    Violence on TV
    Violence in movies
    Sex on TV
    Sex in movies
    Evil Black Rifles
    Handguns
    Magazines that hold more than 10 rounds
    Paintball “markers”
    Toy guns
    Pictures of guns
    Drawings of soldiers with guns
    Index fingers being pointed in a vaguely gun-like way
    Anything else vaguely gun-like
    Bullets
    Patriarchal oppression
    The Glass Ceiling
    Radical feminists
    Male chauvanists
    Right wing fascists
    Left wing communists
    Pesticides on produce
    E. Coli on organic produce
    Carbon dioxide
    Warm weather
    Water
    Sharks
    Stingrays
    Hurricanes
    Floods
    Tornadoes
    FEMA
    Republicans
    Democrats
    Mexicans
    Guatemalans
    Salvadorans
    Darfur
    Hezbollah
    Cuba
    China
    Russia
    Iraq
    Iran
    Syria
    North Korea
    All things vaguely foreign
    Hurt feelings
    Insensitivity
    Political incorrectness
    Mean words
    Low self esteem
    Depression
    Anxiety (ok, maybe that is fear itself?)
    Taking too much medication
    Not taking enough medication
    Vioxx
    The FDA
    The FBI
    The CIA
    The DEA
    The BATFE
    The NSA
    NAFTA
    The NAU
    The USA PATRIOT Act
    Any government acronym
     
  2. FlaXD

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    I'm afraid of you.
     
  3. doberman

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    I'm afraid he's right! LOL!:D
     
  4. george29

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    I'm impressed.
     
  5. helpless

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    The future.
     
  6. jselvy

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    The Past
    The Truth
    Each Other
     
  7. eric_t12

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    one thing we don't fear

    NOT the government

    Definately DO NOT fear the government.

    they are here for our protection.
     
  8. Kali Endgame

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    Wow, you managed to sum up the nightly news. Also, you just gave me a preview of the next decade's news stories. Now I have more time to go shooting.
     
  9. ArmedBear

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    1933?

    Fascism in Europe (Spain, Germany, Italy)
    Increasingly aggressive Japanese empire
    Capitalism (yes there were many more Marxists then than now, because the world economy collapsed)
    Organized Crime (why do you think NFA 34 went through?)
    Invading space aliens
    Unemployment
    Bankruptcy
    The Dust Bowl
    Tuberculosis
    Polio
    Starvation
    Stalin

    And those are just off the top of my head.

    We should learn to look past our fears BECAUSE of history, not because we don't know history.
     
  10. Slinger

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    You forgot lead in paint.
     
  11. elrod

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    Not to mention the aluminum hat shortage!:neener:
     
  12. LightningJoe

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    What about spiders? Especially big, hairy ones. They're worse than anything on your list.
     
  13. Ratzinger_p38

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    Bzzzzzt. Wrong. Spain was still in the 'Second Republic' in 1933. A little early for the Spanish Civil War, although after about 1940 it really wasnt fascism, more like a military dictatorship..if thats any better.

    I always felt sorry for the Spaniard of 1937 - their choices were Communism or Autocracy. Most choice the latter.
     
  14. SaMx

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    you forgot secular humanists :neener:
     
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    I don't fear much, but I do feel intense outrage quite often.
     
  16. Sindawe

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    Why are you afraid of a cuddly little spider? Even the largest and most aggressive ones can't get much larger than a dinner plate. Their respiratory systems can't handle anything bigger, and the concentration of O2 in the atmosphere won't support anything larger with their current respiratory system.

    Lets see, you forgot:

    Global warming
    Sudden onset Ice Age
    Asteroid impact
    Black Holes
    Gamma ray bursts
    Super Volcanoes

    to name a few. :neener:
     
  17. Tomcat47

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    Fears...............though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death....

    The Sum of All Fears..........Faith! USA! Freedom! Patriotism!

    The Cause of all Fears.............The evening news! liberalism! Communism

    I thank GOD for those that are fighting for our freedom...There is no greater sacrifice, than for one man to lay down his life for another.

    Good thread .41Dave
    Good Addition Armed Bear

    The list could go on and on!

    A Different World....Bucky Covington

    We were born to mothers who smoked and drank
    Our cribs were covered in lead based paint
    No child proof lids no seat belts in cars
    Rode bikes with no helmets and still here we are, still here we are
    We got daddy's belt when we misbehaved
    Had three TV channels you got up to change
    No video games and no satellite
    All we had were friends and they were outside, playin' outside

    It was a different life
    When we were boys and girls
    Not just a different time
    It was a different world

    School always started the same every day
    The pledge of allegiance then someone would pray

    Not every kid made the team when they tried
    We got disappointed and that was all right, we turned out all right

    No bottled water, we drank from a garden hose
    And every Sunday, all the stores were closed

    It was a different world

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    When the time for action has come... The time for preperation has past!
    Abraham Lincoln
     
  18. yokel

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    Leftists who want to control your mind and program you with their fantasy world. :eek:
     
  19. Autolycus

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    Tomcat 47:

    So your saying we should say a prayer and swear allegiance to our country every morning?

    So if we pray to Allah every morning and say the pledge of allegiance you would be ok with it? I dont want my children to have a religion forced upon them while they are growing up and nor do I feel that they should swear allegiance to the government every day. What if the government is corrupt or evil?

    Remember that way back when we had a lot of different issues. Such as racism, feminist mistreatment, corrupt LE, and numerous other problems that many people conveniently overlook when they talk about "the good 'ol days".
     
  20. .41Dave

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    1933 has only "Fear Itself" listed because that is when FDR gave his first inaugural address in which he uttered the famous line "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."

    I thought this was an interesting contrast to our current leadership (Both parties) who constantly ring the alarm bells and attempt to convince the population that everything from evil foreigners to our own dinners will destroy us and WE ARE ALL DOOMED unless, of course, we immediately curtail liberty, burn the Constitution, and promptly fork over unlimited power and lots and lots of cash to our politicians who will then and only then be able to save us from the bogeyman of the hour.
     
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    I fear reporters who mistake clips for magazines
     
  22. Mannix

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    You forgot zombies :rolleyes:.
     
  23. yokel

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    Lest we forget FDR's decision to issue Executive Order 9066, the Japanese-American internment authorization, which he signed on February 19, 1942.
     
  24. Titan6

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    Clowns?

    On the approved list:
    Anthrax
    Bin Laden
    Hijackers
    Iran
    Jihadists
    Guns
    Socialized health care
    The slippery slope

    Not on the approved list:
    Mad cow disease
    IEDs
    Global Warming
    $12,000,000,000,000 in debt
    China
    Pollution
    Running out of cheap oil
    Bankrupt social security







    People fear the same thing they have always feared. The unknown and the unknowable.
     
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    The US Constitution
    The Bill of Rights
     
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