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The Scariest Threats to the United States

analise.dubner By 21k votes 1.5k voters 44k views 54 items tags f p @

List Criteria: Only legitimate, large-scale threats to the fabric of society. No hate-speech, no single people or joke threats.

Lots of stuff to be scared of these days... more than usual, even in our normal fear-based-economy. The media and the pundits and the politicians love to find new things for you to be afraid of every time they want your attention or your votes or your money... but what do you think the REAL threats to America are? Vote up your biggest fears and re-rank the list in the order of most important to least important and make sure to ADD any scary stuff I missed.
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    The Media Itself 
	is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States

    The Media Itself They feed us whatever sells ad dollars and leave out whatever doesn't. 

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    Politicians 
	is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States

    Politicians Our elected public servants may have started out wanting to change the world, but now they are just pandering, cowardly servants to whoever pays them the most.

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    Disregarding Our Constitution 
	is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States

    added by Bootsdad
    Disregarding Our Constitution

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    Political Correctness 
	is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States

    added by AlexanderRay
    Political Correctness

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    Money in Government 
	is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States

    Money in Government If our politicians and political parties are controlled by money, do they even bother to listen to anyone who doesn't have it?

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    Death of the Middle Class 
	is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States

    added by AlexanderRay
    Death of the Middle Class

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    17 Trillion Dollar Debt 
	is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States

    added by AlexanderRay
    17 Trillion Dollar Debt

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    Stupid People in Charge! 
	is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States

    added by icoachfb
    Stupid People in Charge!

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    America is Becoming Increasing... 
	is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States

    added by AlexanderRay
    America is Becoming Increasingly Divided and Polarized

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    Moral Decline 
	is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States

    added by AlexanderRay
    Moral Decline

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    Poverty 
	is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States

    Poverty It's becoming harder and harder to get out of poverty as the middle class vanishes and the rich get richer. 

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    Terrorism 
	is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States

    Terrorism Method of ideological warfare

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    Immigration 
	is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States

    Immigration We still have no immigration policy -- because politics suck.

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    The Partisan Political System 
	is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States

    added by AlexanderRay
    The Partisan Political System

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    Losing Reputation/Trust of All... 
	is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States

    added by Pboy81
    Losing Reputation/Trust of Alliance Partners and Friendly Nations

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    Cyber Attacks 
	is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States

    added by wbrownejr
    Cyber Attacks International hackers messing up our financial system

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    Socialism 
	is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States

    added by AlexanderRay
    Socialism

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    Modern Feminism 
	is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States

    added by devil.survivor1997
    Modern Feminism Good ideals turned into a man-hating club

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    Isis 
	is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States

    Isis Scary, extremist group in Syria and Iraq.

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    Jihadist Training Camps in Ame... 
	is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States

    added by AlexanderRay
    Jihadist Training Camps in America There are currently at least 22 Jihadist training camps inside America.

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    Israel's Control and Influence... 
	is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States

    added by thomasashraf
    Israel's Control and Influence Over America

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    Corporations 
	is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States

    added by AlexanderRay
    Corporations

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    Ourselves 
	is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States

    added by becquer
    Ourselves

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    Climate Change 
	is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States

    Climate Change Heat waves, droughts, flooding, rising sea levels... this threatens food production and human lives.

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    Rampant Racism and Hatred Tear... 
	is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States

    new! & added by Eicart
    Rampant Racism and Hatred Tearing Country Apart

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    Anti-Christian Hatred 
	is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States

    added by AlexanderRay
    Anti-Christian Hatred

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    Racial Strife 
	is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States

    added by ConnorRichardson
    Racial Strife

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    Drought 
	is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States

    Drought California is gripped in a drought that shows no signs of ending. Towns have already run out of water. It is getting worse all across the Western US.

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    Islam is Taking over America's... 
	is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States

    added by AlexanderRay
    Islam is Taking over America's #1 Ally England Because of Political Correctness, they are turning a blind eye to it.

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    Corporate Control of the Internet

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    Nuclear War 
	is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States

    added by AlexanderRay
    Nuclear War

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    Anti-Vaccination Movement 
	is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States

    Anti-Vaccination Movement This anti-science movement threatens society's Herd Immunity and is allowing viruses (measles, pertussis) that were nearly eradicated to come back.

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    Pharmaceuticals 
	is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States

    added by AddWilson
    Pharmaceuticals

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    College loans 
	is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States

    added by jrdale1
    College loans

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    Heart Disease 
	is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States

    Heart Disease The #1 and #2 killers of americans

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    Unenforced or Lax Safety Regul... 
	is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States

    Unenforced or Lax Safety Regulations As manufacturers and corporations gain record levels of power with our politicians, the regulations that protect people are quietly being ignored or disempowered.

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    Privatizing Education 
	is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States

    Privatizing Education The weird drive to shut down public, accessible education for all in favor of privatization.

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    Gun Control

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    Safe Spaces

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    Capitalism 
	is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States

    added by taylor-delong
    Capitalism

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    Drug Use 
	is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States

    added by AddWilson
    Drug Use

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    Participation Trophies

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    Militant Atheism 
	is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States

    added by AlexanderRay
    Militant Atheism

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    Republicans and the Tea Party 
	is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States

    added by NeilGipson
    Republicans and the Tea Party

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    Enterovirus 68 
	is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States

    Enterovirus 68 The enterovirus has been around for a long time, but now it's changing into something with Polio-like symptoms. 

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    Lack of Gun Control 
	is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States

    Lack of Gun Control 1 in 3 of the 30,000 gun deaths a year is from homicide. 

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