It's Mars; a planet with no native atmosphere, climate, and landscape like Earth. That means everything. You may think it's a non-issue, but in fact is. People don't want to be holed up in geodesic dome glass domes and living underground like insects. Livable habitable space would be a commodity. Resources would be scarce. The chance for war/conflict and epidemics would be great (no escaping it). And unlike Earth where you can simply reboot society via going outside and farming a little plot of land, you can't do that on Mars!!! A Martian civilization starts and is maintained on the highest rung of the technological tree. Once you slip down from that, society is doomed!
Victory gardens, lots of them. Protected by communities with guns. Start there, and then work on getting organized back into fully functional farms and eventually cities. If you need to place to crawl back out of, this is a solid path compared to anything else.
Only through Tetris can you know your true place in life.
In Soviet Russia, your place knows you!
Symptoms may become increasingly severe over time, the Mayo Clinic said, with additional symptoms present, including:
Nausea and vomiting
Diarrhea (may be bloody)
Chest pain and cough
Severe weight loss
Bleeding, usually from the eyes, and bruising (people near death may bleed from other orifices, such as ears, nose and rectum)
Ask your doctor if Ebola is right for you!
I've said it and I will say it again: Prepare you and your family as though a hurricane could blow your way. Now imagine three hurricanes about to slam your home in a row. That's how much food and water you should have locked away for you and your family. If this becomes airborne, shit will hit the fan. Assuming you're a survivor, there might not be much of a functional nation to return too, let alone the modern world.
Good God, I really pray China, India, and Mexico don't get hit with this; the most populated places on Earth. I don't think they can handle such an outbreak!
Not a marketing guy here, but aren't the commercials for the Super Bowl the most expensive to produce and gain the most eyeballs? Can PPV only make up for the lost advertisement revenue?
Tanks will roll in regardless. The CCP has no choice in the matter or the uprising will spread to the mainland! And it would. So yeah, get ready for international condemnation followed by a short bout of amnesia. Yeah, they're the global factory of the world and THEY KNOW IT! So nobody is in any bargaining position anyways.
The CCP rules with an iron fist in a velvet glove.
Just drive down Westheimer Rd, Houston TX in the Highland Village shopping area. Exotic cars galore. In fact, the Hotel Derek off the corner of Westheimer Rd and 610 loop is practically photo op campgrounds for cars like Ferrari.
EMP. Lightning struck a few houses down from me. Instantly I lost WiFi connectivity when the bolt stuck while everything else was fully functional except for the router which still had power. Both my computer and router are connected to a SmartUPS with a valid grounded connection. Basically, the WiFi antennas picked up the EMP and passed it down to the chipset; effectively "fried".
Scary stuff. You said he was holding an umbrella at the time. What is in use at made of metal? FYI, lightning starts from the ground and forms filaments reaching out, at which point the bolt comes down from the sky and meets up with it. The connection is made and the discharge is completed to it's final destination. You're father (like many others) was in its path along the way. I suspect that umbrella made for a nice pathway for the filament to form.
Blue LEDs are vile! Can't stand them on electronics or anywhere in fact. The brightness is way up, and is a major distraction from even a far distance. Hopefully the fad of using them will pass.
Or Elon Musk can give all nations the finger by going to Mars in person and plant the corporate flag!
So far, I've read all the previous rants about Australia from other posters. For a moment, I could be convinced they were talking about either the US or UK. Is the entire "West" just fucked? The running theme out of all this, is nations that are falling on the sword for immigrants whom are ungrateful at that. It's a mindset that's not sustainable for any prosperous nation state!
That's low. But, not any lower than the asshole that wishes to do you harm. So yeah, it's a forgivable tactic.