@Gary V recently posted a thread on surviving and how would we feed ourselves? In that thread, @Glock Holiday posted a question about Yellowstone and volcanic winter. Sure our economy can and will collapse. Yellowstone will definitely blow. The Russians and Cubans may descend from the sky in a second Red Dawn scenario. All that will happen. Eventually. But until then how will we survive PLOI?? PLOI is one of the most pressing survival issues of our generation. It isn't as obvious as the Skull Asteroid they want you to worry about hitting us on Halloween. I'm not even sure why the Skull is even news. It will pass safely at around 24 million miles. It was way closer the last time. And guess what? We lived. Could Ebola wipe out the human race? Possibly, but not likely. But the news would have you believe it might. Yet they never mention PLOI!! I know what your saying. Alright Viking, what the Heck is PLOI. PLOI is so frightening, the talking heads dare not mention it. It is so devastating, people don't even prepare for it. There is no vaccination for PLOI. The CDC says a large portion of Americans are infected. And they are powerless to do anything about it. The truth is, they don't want to do anything about it. PLOI is destroying people's lives right now. Today! Yellowstone could be another million years. Sure some day it may pop like a big pimple, long overdue. Or just like that pimple, it could go away only to resurface at a later date. PLOI is here and now. I'm willing to bet many folks here have PLOI. Like many diseases PLOI starts out slow. But gradually it takes hold. It's not acute, it's chronic. If you could compare it to a similar disease. It would be very much like Leprosy. It eats away at you in a very similar manner. At first, you know something is wrong. But you don't know what. Then one day a finger falls off. No big deal you have 9 more. Then another one drops. It's invasive. PLOI is like that.