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Is this really so different than the past?

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Submitted by sonny (United States), Mar 15, 2012 at 17:59

One can look back in history and see that there have always been world threats and negative trends. Imagine what the world, and especially USSR and USA felt during the nuclear missile days until Reagan managed to calm it in Rekyavik. People were building bomb shelters in their gardens, everyone had one. There have been world turmoil for various reasons over the centuries, sometimes more concentrated in one area than another, but it is the nature of our civilization, constant turmoil brings about growth and change. I would not agree that there is anything more going on than there has always been. It's like global warming, suddenly the alarmists are screaming because they started to collect (dubious) data and are screaming that we are all doomed. I think this has happened before...

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