SRS POLE: Would you categorize my brother as paranoid?

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Is my brother what you'd call paranoid?

  1. Yes

    14 vote(s)
    70.0%
  2. No

    6 vote(s)
    30.0%
  1. 0wn3d_productivity

    0wn3d_productivity OT Supporter

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    OK, so basically my brother is convinced that the US economy is gonna shit the bed in 2012 and everything is gonna go to hell. He and his four neighbors have like 25 acres between them and they're planning to defend their homes with rifles and shit if need be. My brother has several firearms in his house and is now looking to buy an assault rifle.

    This all sounds a little extreme to me, but I don't tend to get crazy about shit. Is he paranopid, or is he on to something?
     
  2. White Chocolate

    White Chocolate Something like a Phenomenon OT Supporter

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    If Swine Flu is as crazy as all these politicians are thinking it will be, shit will hit the fan much sooner than 2012

    Either way 2012 will make Y2K looks like childs play. Millions of people will be freaking the fuck out in Dec 2012
     
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    :rofl: People just like you.
     
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  5. Dobis P.R.

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    The concern with H1N1 is that it might mutate and become more virulent, not that it has become more virulent and is waiting to get is :hsugh:
     
  6. zack689

    zack689 New Member

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    Swine flu deaths as of September 3rd (according to wikipedia) are 593.
    The "regular" seasonal flu kills 36,000 people each year.
     
  7. 0wn3d_productivity

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    I don't. I'm not a gun guy myself, but he is.
     
  8. hawk_196

    hawk_196 Light Yourself on Water

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  9. hawk_196

    hawk_196 Light Yourself on Water

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    "assault rifle" is a bs term anyway. the only people you hear using it are the people hawking about gun control, since the name inherently sounds aggressive.

    Right now, I don't even know if it means semi-auto or full-auto rifles. Probably both. :hsugh:





    edit: oh and your friend is more dumb than paranoid. maybe an extreme pessimist, narchy-wishing, conspiracy nutcase, but not that paranoid. regardless, i still voted yes
     
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    :uh: this 2012 shit is the new y2k

    I can't wait till 2013 so all these nutjobs can feel fucking stupid for worrying over nothing

    Your brother isn't paranoid he's in the same category as the people that think the goverment took down the towers and bombed the pentagon...just as crazy
     
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    do you know who you're replying to?

    i am jamie kennedy, someone posted something on the INTERNET, therefore it must be true! the burden is on YOU to prove me wrong, and even when you support your arguments with solid evidence, I'll still claim its falsified or a cover-up! don't listen to the media you sheep, think for yourself! don't drink the water! the aliens are reading your mind! obama isn't kenyan, he's a reptilian!

    Apparently there was a new civil-rights law passed a few years back that guarantees internet access for persons committed to an insane asylum.
     
  14. Sloi

    Sloi Back up in your ass with the resurrection

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    What is with everyone and 2012? Nothing is going to happen, you fucking morons.

    And yes, your brother is paranoid. While I applaud his survivalist attitude, he's going about it with the wrong mentality.
     
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    if your brother talks like this guy yes he's crazy
     
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  17. Dobis P.R.

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    These are misleading statistics. Your numbers aren't a comparison of H1N1 and another (singular) genetic variant of the flu, it's comparing H1N1 to all other flu variants combined.

    A flu pandemic is going to happen again sooner or later. However, we don't know if H1N1 or another strain will be the one that mutates and becomes super virulent.
     
  18. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    :roflw:
     
  19. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    I'm prepared to defend my home too. Just not from mayans and aliens.
     
  20. Joe_Cool

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    Fixed for accuracy.
     
  21. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    It's not a bs term. It's a horribly misused term. It means an intermediate caliber select-fire rifle or carbine. The M-16, the real (non sporterized) AK-47, and the P-90 are assault rifles.

    The HK G3/91 is not. It's select fire, but uses a full size rifle cartridge.
    The AR-15 is not. .223 is an intermediate cartridge, but it's semi-auto only.
    The M-249 SAW is not. .223 is an intermediate cartridge, but it's full-auto only.
     
  22. oakback

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    He's paranoid, until there's mass hysteria, then he's the one the news choppers are flying over, calling his compound an island in a sea of crazies.
     
  23. saosko

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    P-90s are the fucking shit.

    And commenting on your brother, sounds like he smokes a lot of weed.
     
  24. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    Eh, they're cool looking, but the only real good thing about them is the 50 rd magazine capacity. The ballistics suck. That 5.7mm round in the P90 rifle is only about as powerful as a 9mm fired from a pistol.
     
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    this thread will become very very fucking funny in the insanely idiotically small possibility something does happen in 2012 :rofl:
     

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