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RatCreature ([personal profile] ratcreature) wrote2009-04-25 11:26 pm
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you can tell that I've been looking at the news

I did this before (that post is f-locked, though), but this is the slightly updated variant (this time with ticky boxes instead of radio buttons for those of us who can't even decide anymore what to be most anxious about):

Poll #137 why ratcreature should only look at pictures of fluffy baby animals, 2009 ed.
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 13


Which inescapable disaster/crisis/calamity do you think is most likely to lead to your demise?

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swine flu! the next high mortality rate pandemic is here already (and if not, there's always bird flu for backup)
2 (15.4%)

no pandemics needed, I'll die of some treatable condition, not able to afford medicine, thanks to the health system crisis/collapse
4 (30.8%)

I'll die in a riot/civil unrest brought on by the current global economic crisis/collapse
1 (7.7%)

I'll fall victim to a spree killing perpetrated by a laid-off, evicted postal worker
0 (0.0%)

I'll get killed while going postal myself (but hey, at least I might take some bankers with me)
0 (0.0%)

the climate change catastrophe will kill me through a grand disaster
3 (23.1%)

climate change will kill me slowly through failing crops and the like
3 (23.1%)

I'll die because thanks to the global water crisis I won't be able to afford clean drinking water
1 (7.7%)

I'll die in some armed conflict brought on by the above (or other) ecological disasters
0 (0.0%)

terrorism! I'll be blown up by some shadowy terrorist organization
1 (7.7%)

terrorism! but it's my government who will dispose of me as "terrorist"
2 (15.4%)

crime! I'll end up as a victim in a crime statistic
1 (7.7%)

crime! but as a victim of the "tough on crime" policies, like tazered to death or shot by police and the like
2 (15.4%)

a meteorite will kill me in a huge extinction level event, but at least I have the consolation that everyone else will be dead along with me (and with luck it won't happen until 2036)
4 (30.8%)

killer robots will get me, but at least will be quick -- they'll only be cruel to those who were not in favor of renewing T:SCC
5 (38.5%)

I'll get killed by the zombie army I raised to protect myself, falling victim to dramatic irony
6 (46.2%)

and so and so forth... (nuclear disaster! war! genetically modified crops!...)
4 (30.8%)

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cheerful!

[personal profile] telesilla 2009-04-25 10:07 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm so a product of my era; I remain convinced that I'm going to die in a nuclear attack.
slybrarian: Two wings raised over the stargate symbol. (Flyboys Fingers)

[personal profile] slybrarian 2009-04-26 12:37 am (UTC)(link)
Where's the option for "going to upload my mind into one of the killer robots"? :D
slybrarian: Two wings raised over the stargate symbol. (Flyboys Fingers)

[personal profile] slybrarian 2009-04-26 12:52 am (UTC)(link)
Bah! This is blatant discrimination! Of the very kind that will result in killbot massacres, no less!

*grumpily clicks other options*
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[personal profile] reginagiraffe 2009-04-26 12:52 am (UTC)(link)
I live in inner-city Baltimore. The statistics are not on my side.
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[personal profile] idlerat 2009-04-26 03:08 am (UTC)(link)
She who lives by dramatic irony will die by dramatic irony.