are your memories of 2036?
remember 2036 very clearly. It is difficult to describe 2036
in detail without spending a great deal of time explaining
why things are so different.
2036, I live in central Florida with my family and I'm currently
stationed at an Army base in Tampa. A world war in 2015 killed
nearly three billion people. The people that survived grew
closer together. Life is centered on the family and then the
community. I cannot imagine living even a few hundred miles
away from my parents.
is no large industrial complex creating masses of useless
food and recreational items. Food and livestock is grown and
sold locally. People spend much more time reading and talking
together face to face. Religion is taken seriously and everyone
can multiply and divide in their heads.
has changed so much over my lifetime that it's hard to pin
down a "normal" day. When I was 13, I was a soldier.
As a teenager, I helped my dad haul cargo. I went to college
when I was 31 and I was recruited to "time travel"
shortly after that. Again, I suppose an average day in 2036
is like an average day on the farm.
is a civil war in the United States that starts in 2005. That
conflict flares up and down for 10 years. In 2015, Russia
launches a nuclear strike against the major cities in the
United States (which is the "other side" of the
civil war from my perspective), China and Europe. The United
States counter attacks. The US cities are destroyed along
with the AFE (American Federal Empire)...thus we (in the country)
won. The European Union and China were also destroyed. Russia
is now our largest trading partner and the Capitol of the
US was moved to Omaha Nebraska.
of the biggest reasons why food production is localized is
because the environment is affected with disease and radiation.
We are making huge strides in getting it cleaned up. Water
is produced on a community level and we do eat meat that we
the war, early new communities gathered around the current
Universities. That's where the libraries were. I went to school
at Fort UF, which is now called the University of Florida.
Not too much is different except the military is large part
of people's life and we spend a great deal of time in the
fields and farms at the "University" or Fort.
Constitution was changed after the war. We have 5 presidents
that are voted in and out on different term periods. The vice
president is the president of the senate and they are voted
is time travel used?
now, its used to get information or "items" that
would be helpful in getting a post WWIII world back to a normal
am here for personal reasons. For a few months now, I have
bee trying to alert anyone that would listen to the possibility
of a civil war in the United States in 2005. Does that seem
more likely now? Actually it's quite amazing to see what's
happening. I have been trying to get people to pay attention
for the last few months but to see it unfold is very interesting.
Before I leave, I'll try and post my report.
assume I am here to start a war?
this: You are a time traveler who wishes to go back in time
to 1941 because your grandparents live close to Pearl Harbor
in Hawaii. You realize you can't stop the war but you may
be able to help them prepare for it. Strangely, December 7th
comes and goes with no sneak attack. As the war in Europe
rages on, Japan fails to join the axis power, there is no
war in the Pacific and the United States remains neutral.
Then, you watch as Germany begins to develop the atomic bomb
all by themselves.
a change, I have a question for all of you. I want you to
think very hard. What major disaster was expected and prepared
for in the last year and a half that never happened?
far as war goes, I have faith you are quite capable of starting
one all by yourself. I am hard pressed to accept any criticism
on my outlook on that subject. Growing up might have been
a vastly different experience for me than it was for most
of you. Personal responsibility, determination, honor, friendship
and self-reliance are not just words we try to live up to
or fantasize about.
my worldline, life is not easy. We live in a world recovering
from years of war, poison, destruction and hate. All of it,
courtesy of the thinking and actions of people that live right
now in the same world you do, worrying about which stocks
to buy or whether or not a stranger is lying to them on the
believe that hardship and challenge develop character and
community. My first experience with war came when I joined
a shotgun infantry unit at the age of thirteen. In the 4 years
I served as a "rebel", I watched hundreds of people
get shot, burn and bleed to death. I know exactly where I
was and every detail of the exact moment the first nuclear
warheads began falling on Jacksonville. I know the pain and
regret of not acting soon enough to enjoy a relationship as
a loved one dies of brain cancer from a war that gained nothing.
can you possibly criticize me for any conflict that comes
to you? I watch every day what you are doing as a society.
While you sit by and watch your Constitution being torn away
from you, you willfully eat poisoned food, buy manufactured
products no one needs and turn an uncaring eye away from millions
of people suffering and dying all around you. Is this the
"Universal Law" you subscribe to?
I should let you all in on a little secret. No one likes you
in the future. This time period is looked at as being full
of lazy, self-centered, civically ignorant sheep. Perhaps
you should be less concerned about me and more concerned about
you are Jewish and you are able to travel back in time to
Germany in 1935. All around you are the patterns of thinking
and action that will lead to a great deal of harm, death and
destruction in just a few years. You have the advantage of
knowing what will come but no one will listen to you. In fact,
they think you're insane and the situations you describe could
I feel is not anger, it is sadness that you cannot see what
event started the war? Can it be stopped?
war is a result of faulty politics and desperation from Western
leadership during the US civil war. Yes, I suppose you could
some areas of the United States safer than others?
a close look at the county-by-county voting map from the last
biological or chemical weapons used in the war? Were any weapons
used that effected people's minds?
there were biological and chemical weapons used. No mind control
weapons but there are new "non-lethal" weapon systems
that turn out to be quite lethal.
would you say to any world leaders who might be reading this
in your confidence today because you will not win tomorrow.
are the social prejudices in 2036?
there are. However, as odd as it may sound, it serves a useful
purpose in my time. First, you must realize that your experiences
with "prejudice" and mine are different. I would
characterize the intolerance you have here as a result of
ignorance and fear. I have observed that people with unfounded
and irrational fears about their fellow man in this time have
the luxury of not having their beliefs tested.
the war, much of the prejudice you have now was swept away
by simple necessity. People had to work and fight together
just to survive. This has a way of opening a person's eyes
as to the value of fellow human beings.
difference does the color of a man's skin make when you are
both fighting against the same enemy to survive or find water
or grow food? On my worldline, if a man doesn't pull his weight
in the community, then we feel prejudice towards him as a
burden to us. This feeling of shame he experiences then makes
him realize his responsibilities.
there some sort of new world government in place by 2011?
my worldline in 2011, the United States is in the middle of
a civil war that has dramatic effects on most of the other
the continuing conflict between Arabs and Jews have anything
to do with the upcoming war?
you still have an American flag? What does it look like in
we still have the flag. There is a debate about changing it
from 50 stars to 5.
any of the states have new names?
that I can think of... No major cities anyway. I am aware
smaller towns changed their names after the war and most universities
have the word "fort" before them on my worldline.
it still safe to fish in 2036?
we can fish. There are some areas that are still too dangerous
spend a lot of time in so we can't fish in those areas.
think Russia is still very likely to attack the United States
with nuclear weapons. It's hard to imagine being here to see
are also correct but I want to add a twist to your thinking.
Russia's enemy in the United States is not you, the average
person. Russia's enemy is the United States government.
the current relationship between Arabs and Jews have anything
to do with the coming war?
disruptions in world events begin with the destabilization
of the West as a result of degrading US foreign policy and
consistency. This becomes apparent around 2004 as civil unrest
develops near the next presidential election. The Jewish population
in Israel is not prepared for a true offensive war. They are
prepared for the ultimate defense. Wavering western support
for Israel is what gives Israel's neighbors the confidence
to attack. The last resort for a defensive Israel and its
offensive Arab neighbors is to use weapons of mass destruction.
In the grand scheme of things, the war in the Middle East
is a part of what's to come, not the cause.
anything happen in the year 2012? I've heard stories about
the world ending.
my 2012, I was 14 years old spending most of my time living,
running and hiding in the woods and rivers of central Florida.
The civil war was in its 7th year and the world war was three
years away. Yes, there are unusual events in 2012 but they
do not cause the world to end. Unfortunately, I have decided
not to discuss events that you or I can do anything about.
It is important that they be a surprise. Perhaps you are familiar
with the story of the Red Sea and the Egyptians?
and why do the Arabs Jews become entangled in the civil war
of the U.S.A?
are not directly involved but political situations are dependant
on Western stability, which collapses in 2005.
Arab countries appear to have weapons of mass destruction.
Do they use them against America?
against America but they are used against each other.
people should look forward to the future while older people
don't see many days ahead of them. I think it's pointless
for you to ask us to worry about politics if we are all doomed.
saddens me that you do not realize your true worth as a keeper
of information and experience. Perhaps the end that we fear
will open your eyes to your true value as an individual. Young
people need wisdom. The captain of the ship knows where the
just saw another story today about the Russians moving Nukes
into the Balkans to thwart any future expansion by NATO. I
also haven't heard anyone take me up on my "information
experiment" on the IBM 5100 or check out the information
I've given you about the UNIX failure in 2038. With all due
respect, I find it hard to take some of you seriously.
happens to (name of person asking question)? Am I involved
in Time Travel? What of the (armed) resistance?
have no idea what happens to you in your future. There was
a resistance on my worldline but their goal was to maintain
power and control over other people. We killed most of them
is the new US capitol?
new US capitol is in Omaha Nebraska.
future seems to be fixated on killing people. Isn't there
a criminal justice system or do you just enjoy killing people?
you could take the dialogue in question and post it with your
question. However, if I understand you, you're asking about
death on my worldline. Yes, it is more a part of our lives
than it is yours (at least for now) and capitol punishment
is a reality.
are you so interested in the Constitution?
the war, the United States had split into five separate regions
based on the various factors and military objectives they
each had. There was a great deal of anger directed toward
the Federal government and a revival of states rights was
becoming paramount. However, in their attempt to create an
economic form of government, the political and military leaders
at the time decided to hold one last Constitutional Congress
in order to present a psychological cohesion from the old
this Congress, the leaders discovered and decided that coming
up with a new and better form of government was nearly impossible.
The original Constitution itself was not the problem it was
the ignorance of the people that lived under it.
you like your "new" Constitution?
my viewpoint, it's very effective. I am a very strong believer
in local or state's rights.
appear to be a Libertarian who stresses the need for mankind
to get back to basics. You also seem to be a gun rights activist.
I suppose from your vantage
point that's a fair assessment. I would call myself more of
a centrist. Although I understand the "gun rights"
issue here, I cannot relate to it all and it is a common point
of argument with my mother.
keep saying her tune will change in about ten years and she'll
be cleaning shotguns in her sleep but it doesn't help. If
it makes you feel any better, I never shot anyone who wasn't
trying to kill me.
In the last few months, I have had numerous extended conversations
online and there are quite a few things I've said which can
easily be checked out but haven't. I get no pleasure out of
being right when it comes to CJD disease, war in the Middle
East or suffering people in far away lands. There's nothing
like the look on someone's face when you tell them 100,000
people will be dead tomorrow. In my travels, I have discovered
that most people really don't want to know about the future
because if its different than what they want it ticks them
off. Actually, I don't blame them.
disapprove of war because I think it's immoral. What do you
disapprove of murder. Man as a species is incapable of changing
his nature through will alone and war is a tool of biology.
The ability for war sleeps in each one of us and we must decide
what we will do before the beast awakens. As for morality,
again I point to the "universal" balance of good
and evil. For every worldline where there is peace, there
is a worldline that has destroyed itself.
I'm glad to see it's so easy for to dismiss the Middle East.
Yes, I suppose it is a no brainer but pretty soon it will
be a "no arrmer" and a "no legger".
year 2008 was a general date by which time everyone will realize
the world they thought they were living in was over. The civil
war in the United States will start in 2004. I would describe
it as having a Waco type event every month that steadily gets
worse. The conflict will consume everyone in the US by 2012
and end in 2015 with a very short WWIII.
you could change one thing about your government right now,
what would it be?
United States is still a representative republic in 2036 but
it was touch and go for a while. After the war, the U.S. had
divided into 5 general areas based on their economic and defensive
strengths. Many people blamed the government organization
for the war and the last Constitutional Congress was held
in 2020 to officially scrap the Constitution and start over.
Fortunately, this exercise in anger pointed out how hard it
was to come up with anything better. It was decided the document
wasn't at fault. As a result, there have been a few small
changes to the Constitution and the executive branch but you
would easily recognize it. The average citizen is more educated
about the Constitution and aware of the rights and responsibilities
it gives them. Federal power has been decentralized and the
focus of daily politics is in the state senates. Federal law
has also been streamlined but much harder to change or make
I knew someone was going to die, and there was a chance I
could stop it, I have a moral obligation to do something about
can think of a couple of examples.
the Egyptians knew the Red Sea was going to drown them, do
you think they would have pursued Moses?
you could go back in time to 1941 and tell the radar operators
to take a second look at the radar screen on December 7th,
would you? Before you say yes and accept that parade in your
honor down Main Street, perhaps you should go forward in time
and see if the U.S still had the motivation to make the A-bomb
before Hitler did.
far as the war goes, my best advice is to find at least 5
people within 100 miles of you that you trust with your life.
you give us some personal stories of your past?
was born in 1998 so I do share some childhood memories with
all of you. I remember going to Disney World at Christmas
and I remember going to the beach in Daytona. When the civil
"conflict" started and got worse, people generally
decided to either stay in the cities and lose most of their
civil rights under the guise of security or leave the cities
for more isolated and rural areas. Our home was searched once
and the neighbor across the street was arrested for some unknown
reason. That convinced my father to leave the city.
the age of 8 to 12, we lived away from the cities and spent
most of our time in a farm community with other families avoiding
conflict with the federal police and National Guard. By that
time, it was pretty clear that we were not going back to what
we had and the division between the "cities" and
the "country" was well defined. My father made a
living by putting together 12-volt electrical systems and
sailing "commodities" up and down the coast of Florida.
I spent most of my time helping him.
open fighting was common by then and I joined a shotgun infantry
unit in 2011. I served with the "Fighting Diamondbacks"
for about 4 years. (Hearing in my right ear isn't as good
as I would like it). The civil war ended in 2015 when Russia
attacked the U.S. cities (our enemy), China and Europe. As
unusual and bad as my childhood might seem, I wouldn't trade
it for anything.
is not a pleasant place to be in 2036 although I would characterize
it as recovering.
Will it still be lawful for me to own handguns?
thought owning a handgun was legal in the United States? Yes,
being familiar with firearms (along with the other responsibilities
of the Constitution) becomes an important part of people's
lives in thirty years.
and China have always had a very strange relationship. Even
the news I see now indicates that continued weapons deals
to allies, border clashes and overpopulation will lead to
hostilities. The West will become very unstable which gives
China the confidence to "expand". I'm assuming you
are all aware that China has millions of male soldiers right
now that they know will never be able to find wives. The attack
on Europe is in response to a unified European army that masses
and moves East from Germany. Also, please be aware that from
my viewpoint, Russia attacked my enemy who was in the U.S.
cities. Yes, the U.S. did counter attack.
would characterize world politics as two boxers who have just
gone multiple rounds and they're both pretty beat up. I'm
sure someone out there wants to kill us but no one is very
organized yet. There is a great deal of fear over rogue groups
coming across un-launched missile systems, 55-gallon drums
of Anthrax or portable nuclear weapons.
guess you could say that. Taiwan, Japan and Korea were all
"forcefully annexed" before N Day.
don't remember a great deal about media coverage during the
civil conflicts. I would probably characterize it the same
way you see coverage of Waco, Ruby Ridge and Elian Gonzalez.
my viewpoint, yes, this is an alternate timeline. From your
is sort of interesting in what is unknown. After the war,
they were not very cooperative or friendly (can't blame them
really). It is known they did repulse a Chinese invasion and
most of their cities were hit. They have a trading relationship
with the U.S. but I would characterize them as reclusive and
"enemy" that was attacked by Russia in the U.S.
was the forces of the government you live under right now.
reading the questions, I want to paint a picture that may
help with the general theme of our collective experience in
2036. The war had very profound affects on people and how
they relate to each other. As individuals, almost everyone
in 2036 is very familiar with death. We all have stories of
loved ones that have died from disease, war or acts of inhumanity.
Most of us have even taken part in dishing the same thing
out to the other side. As a result, we have become far more
compassionate to the ones we love but mush less forgiving
to those who don't pull their weight. We are more accepting
of other's differences in our community because we depend
on them to survive. We are also more conservative with our
resources and closer to God because for a period, life on
Earth was Hell.
other major difference is in the concept of good and evil.
With multiple worlds come multiple decisions and outcomes.
For every good act, there is an equal and possible bad act
on another worldline. Taken to the extreme, this must mean
that in God's eyes, there is no total good and total bad in
the superverse. It balances itself out to infinity. I believe
we are judged on the decisions we make as individuals and
the good/evil I see on my worldline is an illusion that has
no worth to God. My reaction to it is what's important to
God. Although this may seem rather heartless, it does allow
me to see past the evil that people do and acknowledge the
core of potential goodness inside them.
I am currently based in Tamp Florida in Hillsborough County.
Yes I am free but I have obligations as a citizen. Everyone
is required to have basic military training and provide a
period of time for community service. It is very much like
a type of mandatory National Guard service + Peace Corps.
Yes civil liberties are more important. You will feel the
same after having your house searched a couple of times.
We do not live in a racist society but definitely a prejudice
one. Everyone carries their own water.
Our government looks very much like yours. It is a representative
My definition of a patriot is anyone who defends the Constitution
against all enemies, foreign and domestic.
Religion has become far less centralized. Extremes tend to
bring you closer to God so I would characterize religion and
spirituality as a much more of a personal institution.
I'm not aware of any "mind control" devices being
used on you now. However, there are a great many "non
lethal" weapon systems in development that turn out to
be quite lethal. Sometimes I watch your television programs
that show SWAT teams using new non-lethal weapons. They usually
start out with, "In the future, the army and police will
fight its enemies with new weapons systems
they use the word "enemy", they're talking about
YOU! You don't really think the Marines are going to jump
out of helicopters overseas with sticky goop, pepper spray
and seizure lights, do you?
Yes, Europe is a mess.
Yes, I think the New World Order idea tried to establish itself.
I would consider them the combination of the old U.S. federal
system, Europe, Canada and Australia.
Yes, homosexuals are in the army. You tend to look past the
individual differences of people when their job is to protect
The 21st century has awhile to go but the most significant
person in my opinion is the farmer-general who led us to victory.
It's hard to say what the exact racial make up of the U.S.
is. I would say it's probably the same minus 130 million people
South America went relatively unharmed. However, there is
still a great deal of internal conflict with conventional
EMP took out a great number of electronic devices. That's
one of the reasons why we don't have reliable technology laying
around. However, in the opening hours of N Day, the Russians
did not launch any high altitude detonations. They knew we
would most likely clean up after them so they wanted everyone
outside the cities to be able to communicate. Most of the
warheads that hit the cities came in threes and exploded close
to the ground. The heavy EMP damage was isolated to those
do you keep telling us about the war? How do you know that
will even happen in our worldline? Something may have already
changed and it won't happen at all.
you are correct! However, I am not confident things are different
enough for you to avoid the conflict. You may also consider
the possibility that a world with no war is far less desirable
in the long run. In response to your other point, your assumptions
about causality are correct but my personal morality still
comes into play. I won't deviate from my three rules because
of the way I would feel about myself.
talks about a civil war being started between the Democrats
and Republicans. Later, this escalates into WW3 and he mentions
that it is a good thing for us.
don't believe I ever said the war was between Democrats and
Republicans. If I am incorrect, please point that out. It
doesn't exactly escalate as much as it opens the door for
other aggression. Yes, I think the war would be good for society
and I would be happy to debate that with you.
tells us to buy a gun, find 5 friends, and get a bicycle.
This conflicts with his comments about killing us all off.
you could point out how this violates the three guidelines
I stated earlier, I would give it considerable thought. Perhaps
you are correct and that was a mistake. Again, I don't believe
I said I want to kill you. Personally, I think murder is wrong.
You seem to be pretty good at that yourself.
mentions the war was between the cities of America, Russia,
Hmm, are you familiar with the Russian partisan movement in
are you familiar with the Russian partisan movement in WWII?
says the civil war leads to the world war in 2015. The civil
war lasts for ten years?
2004. I apologize for a missed key (very observant - we all
need good critics). Perhaps our definition of war is different.
I would define it as a conflict where organized groups engage
in maneuver and armed conflict. The first U.S. civil war lasted
4 years and the English civil war lasted 6. How long is too
is the exact date that the war starts? If you can't remember,
can you tell us the month?
remember the exact date. When it comes, it will not be a surprise.
animal Kingdom is alive and well. I'm sure it suffered but
there fewer people infringing on animal's habitats now. Nuclear
war is a very undesirable thing but it is not the end of the
world. There are areas and cities we can't enter and the environment
did suffer a great deal of damage but we are recovering. Isn't
Hiroshima a thriving city today? The major physical affects
include skin cancer, infertility, infection, etc. Almost everyone
has some sort of physical remnant from the war.
is the major super power in 2036?
depends on how you define power. If you mean military, the
world has developed into an odd balance. There are plenty
of nuclear weapons left but if anyone uses them they, will
be instantly erased from the planet by everyone else, regardless
of the politics. We are very tired of war.
the two political parties still Republicans and Democrats?
are no Republicans or Democrats to speak of. There are now
over 10 major political parties.
many States are there?
states, as you know them, still exist but their political
power has been combined with other states around them. There
are now 5 major geopolitical areas in the United States.
states are the worst to live in?
you can't drink the water its bad everywhere.
only cities along the Eastern US hit in the Nuclear War, or
all over the country?
and large military areas in the entire country.
a lot of the US 18-24 age group killed in the war because
of a draft?
countries are on our side in the war?
have much to add there.
country gets the worst in the war?
the entire world is affected. Even if you don't take a direct
hit, dying crops and no water can ruin your day.
you feel some pleasure in breathing clean air and not having
to check a radiation counter every few miles?
I do. However there is a fear about being here that I can
only define as uncertainty. When I walk around in 2001, the
air smells clean but I wonder if it really is. In 2036, there
is no gray. The air is either clean or it will kill you. That
feeling is very overwhelming when I eat here.
would hope the location I live in would be spared (the Hawaiian
parents went to Hawaii on their Honeymoon. My dad told me
a quick story about going to a fast food store and paying
6 or 7 dollars for a hamburger. I got an image in my head
of a huge tanker filled with frozen hamburgers headed into
the Pacific. Hawaii is very dependant on the mainland for
food, isn't it?
exactly happens to the water?
radiation affected the water but that can always be distilled
out. There are biological hazards that cannot. In addition,
fresh water is hard to come by without talking to someone
with a gun first.
stated elsewhere that Australia repulses a Chinese invasion.
Does this mean Australian government side with your enemy?
were deep divisions in Australia also. I would associate it
more with a powder keg than a civil war.
have said you will not participate in helping anyone avoid
'death by probability'. Yet many things you have said could
have caused an individual to do or not do something that will
now result dying, or escaping death.
would help if you could give an example. If you are referring
to the conflict and war in your future, I'm not sure I'm specific
enough to help any individuals avoid anything. Suggesting
there is a war coming is a bit different than saying avoid
Washington DC at 3:45 AM on March 12, 2015.
remote viewing used to gather military intelligence?
am only aware of it from this worldline. I don't know otherwise.
there a Global Superpower state?
a superpower only makes you a target. There is an uneasy balance
in the world now that everyone "probably" has nukes,
chems or bios. We don't just bomb people for the hell of it
anymore. Military power is based on the number of autonomous
fighting men who are actually willing to fight.
weapons did you use to protect yourself? Do you have a weapon
used a shotgun in the war. Yes, I think it's prudent to be
prepared for anything.
enemy was in the cities. Was the President in 2005 also on
the enemy side? How did you feel personally about the President
President or "leader" in 2005 I believe tried desperately
to be the next Lincoln and hold the country together but many
of their policies drove a larger wedge into the Bill of Rights.
The President in 2009 was interested only in keeping his/her
China your enemy?
my enemy? I never fought any Chinese but their ability to
hit Western cities with missiles made a lot of people unhappy.
China have a manned space program between 2001 and 2036?
believe they are pretty close to putting a man in orbit. It
shouldn't surprise you if they do that soon.
prediction of (national politics) pending disintegration,
beginning in three short years, is impossible.
you see the documentary on Waco? Just for argument's sake,
what do you think would happen if information were discovered
that confirmed the worst accusations made against the law
enforcement officers there? Would you hope nothing?
idea of a farmer general leaving his fields to lead his country's
troops to victory is an old one.
I often think about that when I see pictures of "my"
farmer general in Omaha. It's a large bronze depiction holding
a shotgun in one hand a copy of the Constitution in the other.
He is looking up at the sky in defiance of God after his father
far from what size city is it the safest to be?
10 Kiloton nuclear weapon will vaporize metal for about ½
a mile and have a heat effect for about 3 miles. A 100 Megaton
nuclear weapon will vaporize metal to 35 miles and have a
heat effect to about 250 miles. I believe the largest nuclear
weapon ever built and tested was about 60 megatons.
I recall, the popular strategy toady is to strike targets
with multiple numbers of smaller warheads. The 100 Kt to 1
Mt are the most popular. I believe there are about 150 - 200
major cities in the US and half as many military targets.
Please correct me someone if I am grossly incorrect.
we be stockpiling guns?
answer to this is NO! You will draw a great deal of negative
attention to yourself. I recommend becoming familiar with
firearms. This means taking a safety course and learning to
shoot and clean many different types. There will be plenty
of guns around when you need them.
kind of people will be the ones least trustworthy?
people with the most to lose if the world changes, Camel through
the eye of a needle?
the conflict racial?
at all. In fact, I would say it goes a long way toward erasing
the civil war start in such a way that those willing will
have time to remove themselves to safer locations.
You will be forced to ask yourself how many civil rights you
will give up to feel safe.
you readily be able to identify the enemy?
will be the ones arresting and holding people without due
living near a river take care of water problems?
is an odd saying that might be appropriate here. Safe is anywhere
a hungry person can't walk in three days. Water is important
but you must consider that when people need it they will know
where to get it. I would not plan on planting myself permanently
next to a water source. Yes, distillation dose make water
safe but the runoff is highly dangerous. Please remember that
distillation is not boiling.
are the five people within the 100 miles contacted?
goal is to have a place to go other than your house and to
be able to trust someone with your life. Foster those relationships
communications stay intact during the war?
communication systems no, CB, sideband and non-repeating short-wave,
mobile. Set aside the things you absolutely would need and
can carry on your back. You will not be able to stay anywhere
indefinitely even with provisions and firearms.
soldiers be asked to kill their countrymen?
not positive but don't they sign a small piece of paper now
asking them if they would have a problem with that?
you remember any poetry after 2001 in your past?
day before it wasn't snowing.
trees are strangers, leering, disapproving in the ash of winter
..my world, my life, my wandering path.
pray God's eyes may once again gaze upon me and remind me
that I am still His child.
only (think) I remember the first line but the last one I
remember. It has quite a few more lines that I don't remember.
It is rumored this was written first as a letter by a soldier.
After he died it was added to and edited by others. In my
opinion, it has become a symbol for the collective guilt my
parents' generation feels for what became of the world.
distillation remove radioactivity from water?
removes the dust and dirt particles that are radioactive.
said that your culture was centered around Universities. Weren't
they wiped out in the war?
all major universities are in large cities.
do most people die during the war?
this order: Starvation - Disease - Bullet Wounds - Radiation.
said that there will be a big war. Can you at least tell us
which cities will be nuked?
I won't do that. However, I submit to you that when the moment
comes it will be absolutely plain as day that you are unsafe
in the cities. The millions people that stay will choose to
stay. That's what comes as a surprise.
say you don't want to effect anything by giving information
but you could change this worldline just by talking about
the war, or anything for that matter.
don't believe that knowing a possible future makes it happen.
You are capable of changing your worldline for the better
right now. None of the things I have said will be a surprise.
They were set in motion ten, twenty, even thirty years ago.
Are you really surprised to find out that Iraq has nukes now
or is that just BS to whip everyone up into accepting the
warfare doesn't seem to be the biggest form of fighting in
war will be very effective at destroying an enemy's economy
and the people's will to fight.
doubt nuclear warheads are going to be shot from each end
of the globe.
would caution against that. That's exactly what "they"
want you to think while they continue to develop smaller and
more accurate MIRV's. Have you ever seen a neutron bomb the
size of a basketball?
you say one of the hardest things to do in 2036 is find clean
water. You also say you only trust food you've grown. Is any
of this a result of your experiences with biological warfare?
and no. Yes, biological warfare and accidents do cause a great
deal of problems but the lack of a working infrastructure
also hinders the continuation of the food manufacturing you
depend on now.
most likely leader of a war movement like the one you describe
would most likely be a Farmer.
history, farmers have often been a target of oppression because
they are absolutely necessary to civilization but too busy
to defend themselves. If you push a farmer too far, they stop
growing food and have nothing to do but hide in the woods
and shoot back.
say you were in the militia fighting the US Army. I would
think civilians would have no chance of successfully fighting
must realize that why people are fighting is more important
that what they are fighting with. The conflict was not about
taking and holding ground it was about order and rights. They
were betting that people wanted security instead of freedom
and they were wrong.
it a stalemate with the resistance/militia hiding out until
the cities are wiped out allowing them to surface?
cities were not isolated because of them; they were isolated
because of us.
cite the approximate number of cities and military bases intact
before the nuclear attack. Are they all hit?
weapons and guidance systems are less than perfect. Most targets
receive more than one warhead but some of them were more accurate
than others. I would estimate the overall accuracy was around
60 to 70 percent.
days walk from where?
my experience, a motivated starving person is only capable
of walking about three days. The more distance you put between
yourself and anyone who is likely to be hungry, the better.
anyone stay neutral during the war?
anyone lead a normal life during the civil war?
say the civil war lasts from 2004 to 2008 and then the short
big war in 2015. What do the years from 2008 to 2015 look
like? How long does WWIII last.
not sure I said that exactly. By 2008, I would say the civil
conflict is pretty much at everyone's doorstep. Western instability
during the conflict leads to the attack in 2015. WWIII is
very short with a longer period of mop up.
mention Canadians but I don't think you mentioned the impact
on that country.
not a great deal I know about Canada except to say they were
pretty much in the same type of conflict. They did have the
Dew Line you know.
must preface the following with a bit of melodrama. I feel
a bit unqualified to answer the next few questions for the
following reason. The way you and I look at life and death
and its relative value is radically different. As any other
soldier can tell you, once you watch a man's arm come off
from a bullet you just fired or have been close enough to
feel someone's last breath on your face, it changes you. I
can only describe it in two distinct waves. The first feeling
is power. You won when it counted and survived. All the personal
shortcomings and faults you've carried with you your whole
life just melt away in a savage euphoria.
there's time to think about it, the next wave comes shortly
after and is underlined by overwhelming guilt. You just killed
someone and now God might be ticked off. Fortunately, the
second feeling goes away quickly when the shooting starts
again and gets shorter and shorter after every battle. After
all, why would God put you in this situation? The point is,
I personally do not like going through that cycle and the
decisions I make about life and death might not be the ones
you would expect me to make.
come it doesn't bother you that people may die through your
inaction yet you find it "morally wrong" that you
might affect lives by active involvement?
not sure I said it didn't bother me, I only stated I won't
interfere on purpose. Again I refer to a historical example.
Before Pearl Harbor was attacked in 1941, a small group of
US soldiers were experimenting with a new technology called
RADAR. As the Japanese planes were flying toward the island,
they actually picked them up in time to thwart the surprise
attack. Unfortunately, they were unfamiliar with the equipment
and figured it wasn't working correctly. As you are aware,
the ruthlessness of the Japanese "sneak" attack
galvanized the US people into entering WWII.
a time traveler it would be easy for me to take a short hike
up that hill where the RADAR operators were and point out
to them that indeed the equipment was working just fine and
they should probably call it in. Assuming they believed me,
it is arguable that my lone single action could start a chain
of events that would allow the US to meet the Japanese planes
and stop them from attacking the battleships. As a result,
the US people would still be angry but not motivated to enter
the war fully since the Japanese were not a perceived threat.
Thus, you don't begin research on the atomic bomb until well
after Hitler has already dropped a couple on London.
could save thousands of men on the Arizona at the cost of
millions in London. I just don't know how one life will affect
another. However, if I were standing next to a soldier who
was about to be shot by a passing Japanese plane, I would
push him to safety. I realize this is inconsistent on a small
scale but I am tired of watching people die in front of me.
If there is a price to pay for that than so be it.
it just as wrong to affect lives through inaction as it is
are you concerned about what I might do to corrupt your worldline
when you have no problem letting other people do it around
you every day? Do you blame yourself for not taking any action
right now to "save" people living on your streets
or suffering from poverty and disease? Besides, how exactly
would you propose I decide who to tell and who not to tell?
(provided I knew anything at all).
immediate decision, in itself, is its own authority.
God judges about my decision is the only authority. Again,
all the things you claim I can do you are capable of also.
good and evil achieve a balance in the larger picture, the
question of you being required to decide who lives or dies
not moot to me. To tell you the truth, I'm afraid. I don't
want the responsibility of being expected to know who lives
and who dies. I know it would change me for the worse. Besides,
how can you be sure my "inaction" now isn't a result
of something I've already screwed up and I'm trying to fix
it? Javier might be right after all. Thanks for the good questions.
would still like to know what population makes a city big.
become targets because of their military and economic value.
Any large area supported by a civil infrastructure is likely
to be on that list.
time sounds grim. Are you tempted to finish your mission and
then retire in the 1970's?
at all. I'm anxious to get home.
they start pushing for legalization earlier than the war?
not really an issue of the government letting you do something;
It's more like they have other things to worry about. Don't
you feel you're capable of taking care of yourself? If you
want to take mood-altering drugs, why should my opinions stop
you from that? They don't stop you from taking alcohol, tobacco
or fast food.
any case, it also lets Darwin take over. One of the reasons
drug abuse isn't a major problem in 2036 is because no one
wants to die from it and everyone else who did is dead.
with criminal violations of the law either directly or impliedly
as is done in this video, simply doesn't accord with the real
large point of contention seems to be the "flashes"
of light that appear to be gunfire that were recorded from
the aircraft flying over the compound. The FBI has stated
that these flashes were sunlight reflections. I find that
rather interesting since the camera was not a visible light
camera, it was a thermal camera. If the federal forces learned
anything from WACO it was to install more reliable suppressors
on their automatic weapons and don't use flash grenades that
leave shell casings after the fire.
college did you attend, what year did you graduate?
was educated at the University of Florida. I entered a military
sponsored program in 2029 and graduated between 2033 - 34.
No, it was not very similar.
see a time machine. I see a weapons system.
I suppose that is one thing you could do with it. I could
also cut my hand off with a power saw or heat up a crowd of
people with a microwave. However, I believe Teller already
came up with an X-ray laser that destroys itself after going
will be emitted if matter is pumped into the device.
I thought we were focusing on the degree of radiation and
temperature. I don't believe I ever said it didn't give off
radiation. Yes, the device does give off x-rays.
drawing indicates in Detail #5 "X-Ray Venting Zone".
It details x-rays being focused and vented directionally.
It has applications as a weapons system.
you said, it's interesting that I see a time machine and you
see a weapon. Maybe it's a sign of the "times".
However, it is a good point. If the Chinese or Russians thought
you had one of these what do you think they would do?
maybe you should ask yourself if you're sure you want me to
prove I'm a time traveler. Maybe that's what makes a time
traveler "evil" in that he would be willing to share
everything with you.
while ago (on one of the posts), I related an experience I
had with my parents while we were driving down a highway.
Every now and then, we would pass someone who was in obvious
distress with their vehicle. I was amazed that so many people
could pass them by without stopping to help. Their explanation
was fear. The risk of helping someone was too great and with
today's technology, they probably had a cell phone anyway.
If they didn't, the walk to a gas station would be good for
them and teach them a lesson for running out of gas.
other example is the plight of the homeless. When you pass
them as individuals on the street I see the way people selectively
choose an alternate path to avoid them.
two examples best define why time travelers do not show themselves.
In trying to help you, we put ourselves as great risk and
there's really no point to it. We know the nature of time
dictates that traveling between "exact" worldlines
is impossible. Therefore, the only results we will see will
be the ones we stay to see. Since worldlines, outcomes and
events are infinite, we have better things to do. When I arrive
in the "new" 1998 worldline on my way home I could
easily start all of this again and continue to go through
the same conversations with all of the same people. However,
I already know you won't pay any attention or believe me because
we've already been through it on this worldline. Besides,
I think the walk to the gas station will do you some good.
following are the last questions I saw before my "going
home" post. I apologize for not being able to get to
all of them.
last question, how did Texas fare during the war?
is still there but Spanish is a lot more popular.
would prevent us, the enemy state, from returning the machine
to 2036 with a suitcase nuclear device?
is the second time I've seen a reference to the unit as a
weapon. I would submit that the people of this worldline have
nothing to fear from me. What would you do with the unit?
your opinion, what is the smallest mass that can form a singularity?
Even Hawking suggested primordial singularities were created
at the Big Bang. Were there planets (or half planets) around
to form them then?
on your ability to draw conclusions about someone's profile
from their typed words I find it hard to believe you would
make such errors in the syntax and meaning of the exact same
words. Unfortunately, you have now maneuvered yourself into
a position where I have the last word and our debate has come
to an end. Boomer isn't a bad name and I sort of like it.