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  • Asteroids who are heading to the earth.

    1 2.56%
  • Global warming. Sea level raising.

    9 23.08%
  • Tsunami's, earthquakes and other disasters

    1 2.56%
  • Politics. Crime and corruption.

    12 30.77%
  • Several war's, Izrael, Afganistan, Iraq.

    9 23.08%
  • Taxes and raising price of oil.

    0 0%
  • Diseases. Pollution, dumping of toxic waste.

    3 7.69%
  • Nuclear missiles, nuclear power plants.

    0 0%
  • Hunger. Dehydration of some parts of the world.

    0 0%
  • Dissapearance of the rainforest.

    4 10.26%
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  1. #1 Our biggest problem 
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    So many things are we suffering the day today, but what is the worst?


    Growing up, i marveled at star-trek's science, and ignored the perfect society. Now, i try to ignore their science, and marvel at the society.

    Imagine, being able to create matter out of thin air, and not coming up with using drones for boarding hostile ships. Or using drones to defend your own ship. Heck, using drones to block energy attacks, counterattack or for surveillance. Unless, of course, they are nano-machines in your blood, which is a billion times more complex..
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    The USA.


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    Many of these problems are highly interconnected (eg. global warming and land dehydration), it is hard to pinpoint which is doing the most damage.
    "In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move." -- Douglas Adams
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zwolver
    So many things are we suffering the day today, but what is the worst?
    One that I concider the worst is one you did not have on your list...... GREED OF MANKIND
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    i thought i covered most

    really... this is the maximum number of choice
    Growing up, i marveled at star-trek's science, and ignored the perfect society. Now, i try to ignore their science, and marvel at the society.

    Imagine, being able to create matter out of thin air, and not coming up with using drones for boarding hostile ships. Or using drones to defend your own ship. Heck, using drones to block energy attacks, counterattack or for surveillance. Unless, of course, they are nano-machines in your blood, which is a billion times more complex..
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    Yeah GREED of MANKIND is a good one.

    without such a choice I would go for...

    Politics and Corruption (but not Crime directly)
    (as well as the runaway Corporate world takeover and blatant abuse of the Capitalist system).

    The reason is that many problems can be solved by humans with the right social structure or if they collectively decide to do so. Capitalism is the most productive of systems so far, but it works by the insentive of profit as opposed to common good. The raving defenders of Capitalism will defend any and all of its effects, pointing out the good(which there are) while dismissing the bad(which there are as well). Activities that are very profitable for a few while detrimental to everyone will be encouraged and grow, while activities that are very good for everyone but not profitable are not encouraged.

    Global warming. Sea level raising.
    The Oil companies hoard a massive amount of patents that would make Oil virtually obsolete we just dont know about it. If societies decide to do something a lot can be done to prevent man made Global Warming. Natural Climat change cannot be avoided but is generally(I think) gradual.

    Tsunami's, earthquakes and other disasters
    Tsunamis detection, coastal construction and environmental zoning can reduce its impact, while earthquake construction can make buildings relatively safe.

    Crime is also socialy related, some countries have rampant crime while others have very little.

    Several war's, Izrael, Afganistan, Iraq.
    Also has a lot to do with politics, corruption and oil.

    Taxes and raising price of oil.
    Taxes are not a problem at all in itself, no more than paying for a meal at a restaurant, it depends what you get fro your money, which again is related to politics and corruption. If you get your moneys worth for services all the better, but if greedy bast@#ds corrupt politicians so that your tax money goes straight in their pockets without getting services you need in return or getting a bill for something you really dont want(like a War) then that a problem.
    The Price of Oil would not be a problem if we had alternatives, such as electric cars and windmill/solar/coldfusion plants. If you would have an electric car and you electricity comes from hydroelectric power (as were I live) price of oil is not that big a problem, and all the people with electric cars would reduce oil demand for all those for whom oil cars would be more convenient. Without alternatives the Oil Oligarchy can jack prices up and make billion$ of profit$ cause we still have to drive to work everyday.

    Diseases. Pollution, dumping of toxic waste.
    Pollution and toxic waste could be dealth with an improved version of politics. The problem is western democracies are not democracies in that corporation pay for campains which gives them a LOT of power even if they dont cast a vote, the money, financing and media before and during a campain hold a lot of influence.
    Disease will always exist its part of nature, but research can reduce its scope and impact, while preventive policies can prevent many diseases from occuring. Right now, polution spewed by industries kills tens of thousands of north americans each and every year, Cancer causing products of all kinds are unsed by consumers that dont know about it (while the corporations that profit these products and advertize them in he Media make sure no one knows about it or downlpay the health risks).
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    The single largest problem facing mankind today......


    Stupid People. (aka people who are just stupid)
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    (In)Sanity is right, but yet we need them to do all the work we smart dont want to do
    I am zelos. Destroyer of planets, exterminator of life, conquerer of worlds. I have come to rule this uiniverse. And there is nothing u pathetic biengs can do to stop me

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    Corruption, because in the case of a major environmental or "aliens from outer space" type devastation, we will be too busy bitching about homosexuals to do anything about it. Then we will all be dead. Dead, dead, dead.
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    Dissapearance of the rainforest.

    I've seen it, I see it every year when I go there to work with my group. There's everything there> corruption, and then global warming because of this. It really sucks, men suck.
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    Damn those men.

    Oh wait...
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    Quote Originally Posted by wretched
    men suck.
    Not all of them 8)
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    Ha ha

    yes we do, we love to kill each other, kill nature..blood

    but the worst thing we invented is LOVE..arrrggg... damn
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    Can I call you emo? :P :-D 8) :P
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    <BonyNoMore> how u make that inverted b?
    <BonyNoMore> wait
    <BonyNoMore> never mind
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    Quote Originally Posted by .:Elusive.Neutrino:.
    Can I call you emo? :P :-D 8) :P
    HAHAHA!!! sure why not? but I was not kidding...
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    Quote Originally Posted by wretched
    Ha ha

    yes we do, we love to kill each other, kill nature..blood

    but the worst thing we invented is LOVE..arrrggg... damn
    Having a bad day have you been dumped?
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    geeez, kind of.. yes

    war is not cool. lack of cross-cultural dialogue
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    I am sorry for you, will dialogue ever be enough, I think in the present conflict [ but that may not be what you are referring to] that it would be a start but not what either side wants.

    I apologise to all for going off topic.
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    Global Warming is a huge problem as of now, but it will be very soon. Right now I would probably have to blame Crime and Corruption, though since I live in a small time it's nice having a minimal amount of crime.
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    atom,. global warming isnt a problem, never has never will

    our biggest problem is.......ME
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    I am zelos. Destroyer of planets, exterminator of life, conquerer of worlds. I have come to rule this uiniverse. And there is nothing u pathetic biengs can do to stop me

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    the world is full of many little problems.
    Stumble on through life.
    Feel free to correct any false information, which unknown to me, may be included in my posts. (also - let this be a disclaimer)
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    none of the above...lack of faith
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    Quote Originally Posted by SealOtter
    none of the above...lack of faith
    In What
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    god and all he is capable of
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    Quote Originally Posted by SealOtter
    god and all he is capable of
    Oh, right, got yer.
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    Our biggest problem is that we cannot acknowledge the most important thing about ourselves. That we are merely animals driven by our biological makeup.
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    Our biggest problem is not being able to universally agree on what our big problem is and tackle it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by billco
    Our biggest problem is not being able to universally agree on what our big problem is and tackle it!
    that IS a good one
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    the real problem is ourself
    I am zelos. Destroyer of planets, exterminator of life, conquerer of worlds. I have come to rule this uiniverse. And there is nothing u pathetic biengs can do to stop me

    On the eighth day Zelos said: 'Let there be darkness,' and the light was never again seen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by billco
    Our biggest problem is not being able to universally agree on what our big problem is and tackle it!
    And Man being man, we more than likely never will, so where do we go from here ????
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    Come on, can't we just add "Stupid people" to the list
    Pleased to meet you. Hope you guess my name
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    You can, we can't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by billco
    You can, we can't.
    The original poster of course could, unless of course the poll limit was hit. If so I can adjust that. Myself or one of the moderators would never edit someones post in such a way as to change their views. We of course will remove objectionable content.
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    bump!

    jk...i think this fits i like this take a look:


    If you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SealOtter
    bump!

    jk...i think this fits i like this take a look:


    If you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem.
    Take a look at what
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    The problems of our world are caused by mankind (70%) and nature (30%). This is my explanation:

    We can not erase (eliminate) natural disasters (earthquakes, tsunamis, etc) because they are produced by nature. Only we can predict them (not perfectly but we can) and their consequences to reduce the damage and to avoid deaths.

    Talking about mankind contribution, I think the problem is in politics. It seems politicians' worry is money (how can they get wealthier and wealthier).

    Global warming, dehydration of Earth, etc could be reduced if there were good and intensive laws to minimize pollution, gas emissions, bad uses of water and fuel, etc. Also we (humans) are the responsible of the most of the extinctions of certain species (due to poaching).

    Also wars contribute. The wastes and emissions of the explosions produced by bombs, guns, etc have a bad effect on Earth (they contribute to global warming, etc). Also, the landscape after a war suffers a degradation and the quality of life of the people who lived there before the war seems decreased. As a consequence, epidemies and new diseases can appear.

    Some diseases could dissapear if mankind would be in balance (I mean, if there wasn't a big difference between developed and undeveloped countries, there would be less deaths due to hunger and certain illnesses).

    And there are more aspects about mankind that should be changed to solve the problems of the world. But I think it is so difficult...

    Mmmm... Sorry, my English is very bad. I hope you have understood all that I wrote .

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    Quote Originally Posted by SealOtter
    If you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem.
    Perhaps the problem could be the solution...
    If you know you are on the right track, if you have this inner knowledge, then nobody can turn you off... No matter what they say (Barbara McClintock).

    When you know you are right, you don't care what others thing. You know sooner or later it will come out in the wash (Barbara McClintock).
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