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About 30 seconds after sitting down on a train yesterday the guard hurried towards me to check my ticket, approximately two minutes after one of his colleagues did likewise on the platform. I muttered something about "things getting ridiculous."

The guy opposite caught my eye before he gazed upwards. Stuck to the ceiling was a domed CCTV camera, one of several spaced about five feet apart throughout the carriage.

"Yeah, I said with a sigh, "it's like the set of Big Brother."

In an instant he responded in a matter-of-fact way that "this is nothing compared to what's planned to try and keep some sort of order."

"Oh," I replied, more than a little intrigued.

"Yes," he continued in the same deadpan, authorative manner, "this economy will collapse soon as it's been timed to for many years."

With a trace of sarcasm I enquired when's soon.

As quick as a flash, "between the middle of this September and the middle of this October," came his reply.

"Do you know the plan?" I asked.

"Some of it but by no means all, few do," he opined in a different and hushed melancholy tone.

"What part are you familiar with?" Said I while inching my head closer as if he was about to reveal the whereabouts of some hidden treasure.

"Well," he said almost inaudibly, "well (after clearing his throat), it'll be a financial Armageddon, so bad that they'll use it as a pretext to impose the world's first cashless society. Rumours will soon surface of police forces cancelling all leave during that period. Get your savings out [of the bank] now and turn it into tangible assets before its value falls off a cliff is my advice to you."

He uttered that in a way which suggested to me that he'd said too much and wasn't about to add anything on the subject so I didn't enquire further.

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Did you tell him about our off topic forum? Although it might be a bit over the top for him.

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You were sitting with a nutter.

Well, he struck me as anything but a nutter. Without speaking to him I might have guessed that he was a doctor. Whatever he is, I'd bet he's no Sky One viewer.

I posted an article earlier in the Flu Pandemic thread which quotes the Greece Health Minister saying: "We decided that the entire population, all citizens and residents, without any exception, will be vaccinated against the flu."

I daresay that a typical Greek citizen might have thought that a stranger on a train telling him he faces the prospect in the months ahead of being strapped to a table to be forcibly injected with a vaccine that he'd previously declined was also something of a nutcase.

I imagine that he would have believed that cash would be removed from the Greek economy before that scenario.

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" Get your savings out [of the bank] now and turn it into tangible assets before its value falls off a cliff is my advice to you."

Estate agents are getting really desperate, aren't they?

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About 30 seconds after sitting down on a train yesterday the guard hurried towards me to check my ticket, approximately two minutes after one of his colleagues did likewise on the platform. I muttered something about "things getting ridiculous."

The guy opposite caught my eye before he gazed upwards. Stuck to the ceiling was a domed CCTV camera, one of several spaced about five feet apart throughout the carriage.

"Yeah, I said with a sigh, "it's like the set of Big Brother."

In an instant he responded in a matter-of-fact way that "this is nothing compared to what's planned to try and keep some sort of order."

"Oh," I replied, more than a little intrigued.

"Yes," he continued in the same deadpan, authorative manner, "this economy will collapse soon as it's been timed to for many years."

With a trace of sarcasm I enquired when's soon.

As quick as a flash, "between the middle of this September and the middle of this October," came his reply.

"Do you know the plan?" I asked.

"Some of it but by no means all, few do," he opined in a different and hushed melancholy tone.

"What part are you familiar with?" Said I while inching my head closer as if he was about to reveal the whereabouts of some hidden treasure.

"Well," he said almost inaudibly, "well (after clearing his throat), it'll be a financial Armageddon, so bad that they'll use it as a pretext to impose the world's first cashless society. Rumours will soon surface of police forces cancelling all leave during that period. Get your savings out [of the bank] now and turn it into tangible assets before its value falls off a cliff is my advice to you."

He uttered that in a way which suggested to me that he'd said too much and wasn't about to add anything on the subject so I didn't enquire further.

When the lizard people come, they always make sure that ticket inspectors are in on the plan.

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It's a nice story, and well told.

But it lacks a kicker line - something like: "...and when I looked back, the seat was empty."

I suspect the whole incident never took place.

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I should add that I have a nasty feeling that lots of this 'story' will prove spot on.

You said the exact same thing last year. One day you'll be right, just keep saying it enough.

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You said the exact same thing last year. One day you'll be right, just keep saying it enough.

I've said consistently that I believe 'things' will happen between now (or a year ago) and 2011. Started getting ready for the events of the last year or two in early 2000.

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I've said consistently that I believe 'things' will happen between now (or a year ago) and 2011. Started getting ready for the events of the last year or two in early 2000.

not exactly sticking your neck out! Things will happen. I bet they will.

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Why do people on here expect other people to define specific dates for "things to happen"?

Does it make a point less valid if a date is not defined?

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Why do people on here expect other people to define specific dates for "things to happen"?

Does it make a point less valid if a date is not defined?

Yes. There will be an ice age in the next 5000 years. My 10 month old could predict that.

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Does it make a point less valid if a date is not defined?

Not half!

For instance, if a doctor told you that you are going to die, then you might act differently than if the same doctor had said that you are going to die within 3 months.

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Yes. There will be an ice age in the next 5000 years. My 10 month old could predict that.

You have a 10 month old who understands ice ages and their frequency! Wow! Spooky!

Can you ask it how much gold will be next year, please?

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Not half!

For instance, if a doctor told you that you are going to die, then you might act differently than if the same doctor had said that you are going to die within 3 months.

:rolleyes:

So basically the doctor has no right to say "if things continue on the current path your condition will deteriorate significantly at some point in the near to mid-term future".

You would thus expect the doctor to give a very specific timeframe for events or else you would assume his opinion is not valid?

Sounds like a load of shit to me.

It's a bit like this:

Doctor: The condition of your lungs is deteriorating. If you don't stop smoking you will kill yourself.

Patient: How long have I got then?

Doctor: It's very difficult to tell.

Patient: I'm not listening then. Fu*k off.

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