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The Scariest Threats to the United States  

analise.dubner
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List Rules 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 loss of common sense is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Yura added The loss of common sense
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Disinformation is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Disinformation
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Ignorance is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
mgutksoki added Ignorance
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America is Becoming Increasing... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
AlexanderRay added America is Becoming Increasingly Divided and Polarized
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Poorly Educated Electorate is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Oscar Gonzalez added Poorly Educated Electorate
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Politicians is listed (or ranked) 6 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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Money in Government is listed (or ranked) 7 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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Corruption is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added
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Stupid People in Charge! is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
icoachfb added Stupid People in Charge!
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Disregarding Our Constitution is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Bootsdad added Disregarding Our Constitution
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Death of the Middle Class is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
AlexanderRay added Death of the Middle Class
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Americans Seeing Something Wro... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Joshua Erickson added Americans Seeing Something Wrong, and Just Ignoring It.
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Historical revisionism is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Historical revisionism
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Propaganda is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added
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Media bias is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Media bias
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Anti-intellectualism is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Anti-intellectualism
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Concentration of media ownersh... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Concentration of media ownership‎
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Hate Media is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Hate Media
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The Media Itself is listed (or ranked) 19 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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The Rise of Identity Politics is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
The Rise of Identity Politics
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The Partisan Political System is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
AlexanderRay added The Partisan Political System
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17 Trillion Dollar Debt is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
AlexanderRay added 17 Trillion Dollar Debt
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Apathy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
RobLein added
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Corporate Control of the Inter... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Stephen French added Corporate Control of the Internet
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Bias is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Bias