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Re: y2k/gary north delusions
William H. Geiger III wrote:
> In <[email protected]>, on 12/06/98
> at 01:40 AM, Michael Hohensee <[email protected]> said:
> >William H. Geiger III wrote:
> >> In <[email protected]>, on 12/05/98
> >> at 10:07 AM, Michael Hohensee <[email protected]> said:
> >> >Then we're back to doing it in the open. Less concentrated cities might
> >> >last a while longer, but not much longer. There's no getting around it,
> >> >we *need* working sewer systems to have modern cities. Otherwise, the
> >> >cities die.
> >> And you say this as if it is a bad thing.
> >Well it is, sorta. I've got the misfortune to live in NYC, as do many
> >many many other people. People who (like me) aren't particularly
> >interested in dying of disease and/or starvation. If the "shit hits the
> >fan", we're in for a serious mess, in any event. :/
> It is your choice to live in the cesspool know as NYC. I am originally
> from Chicago, I got the hell out of there the 1st chance I got and have
> never looked back.
I've been to Chicago exactly once. I went to the Sears Tower,
and with the exception of the lake, *ALL* I could see was city
and smog! I will not go back.
> Large metropolitan complexes are obsolete and their problems greatly
> outweigh their benefits. I am a land owner and *like* owning land, I enjoy
> having grass and trees, streams to fish and swim in, not living in a cage
> with my neighbors on the other side of a paper thin wall. I have enough
> land that I could plow it up and do subsistence farming to survive if the
> collapse ever comes (subsidized with fishing and hunting).
My "cage" is in the suburbs, but I have to agree, it is still
a cage. I can't wait to get my own land.
> Why anyone would want to live like a rat is beyond me.
Some people are born and raised that way. They don't know
anything else. And what they don't know, scares them.