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    The Coming Apocalypse According to Ted Turner

    Turner not optimistic about world's future

    Even while his three foundations continue to spend millions of dollars on environmental and health initiatives, Ted Turner told a newspaper group Sunday night he does not have an optimistic outlook for the future of the world.

    "If I had to predict, the way things are going, I'd say the chances are about 50-50 that humanity will be extinct or nearly extinct within 50 years," Turner said. "Weapons of mass destruction, disease, I mean this global warming is scaring the living daylights out of me."

    Returning to the city that was home to the CNN and Turner Broadcasting companies he founded, Turner was the featured speaker at the Associated Press Managing Editors international coverage seminar. Turner spoke to editors from 10 regional states and admitted he may not be very good at making predictions.

    "I said 20 years ago newspapers wouldn't be around in 10 years, and I was wrong," Turner said.

    Turner, who now lives in Lamont, Fla., stepped down as vice chairman of AOL Time Warner and sold 50 million shares of the company's stock earlier this year.

    "It's really a good thing those no-good weasels ran me off, they pushed me out," Turner said, adding he now has more time for his philanthropic projects.

    Turner said his Turner Foundation focuses on environmental issues in America. He said his U.N. Foundation already has contributed about $600 million to support United Nations programs and will contribute another $400 million in the next eight years to complete his $1 billion pledge.

    Turner also co-chairs the Nuclear Threat Initiative with former U.S. Sen. Sam Nunn, an effort that allows Turner to address his concerns that the end of the Cold War did not end the nuclear threat.

    "The most dangerous thing in the world right now is the fact the Russian and American nuclear missiles, 10 years after the Cold War is over, are still a hair-trigger away with less than 10 minutes response time from two presidents who thankfully are together today," Turner said.

    The ever-candid Turner also gave a negative review to the U.S. efforts in Iraq.

    "We spent $87 billion to blow Iraq up and then we spent another $87 billion to put it back together, and all to get one man and we still haven't got him," Turner said. "Talk about a failure."

    Turner's wealth had been estimated at more than $7 billion before the Time Warner stock dropped sharply following its merger with AOL. Earlier this month, Forbes Magazine estimated Turner's wealth at $2.3 billion, good for a tie for the No. 78 position on the magazine's list of the 400 richest Americans.

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    who is turner? I heard the name I think, isn't it an editor of an magazine?
    interesting...

    thanks anyway, david.

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    We're doomed I tell ya, DOOMED!!

    But seriously, the world probably will cease to excist but i'm sure it'll be a few thousand years from now.

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    ted turner was the guy who use to own w.c.w wrestling, but made it go bankrupt.

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    Ted Turner at one time seriously suggested that the Ten Commandments be renamed The Ten "Suggestions".

    I kid you not.
    “Think about how stupid the average person is, and then realize that half of 'em are stupider than that.” -George Carlin

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    Originally posted by j2k4@4 October 2003 - 19:29
    Ted Turner at one time seriously suggested that the Ten Commandments be renamed The Ten "Suggestions".

    I kid you not.
    While your example is just silly j2, the fact that he lost Jane Fonda is tragic...

    No wonder he thinks the world is ending...
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    Originally posted by clocker+4 October 2003 - 23:57--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (clocker @ 4 October 2003 - 23:57)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-j2k4@4 October 2003 - 19:29
    Ted Turner at one time seriously suggested that the Ten Commandments be renamed The Ten "Suggestions".

    I kid you not.
    While your example is just silly j2, the fact that he lost Jane Fonda is tragic...

    No wonder he thinks the world is ending... [/b][/quote]
    Silly?

    How so? &#39;Tis a true thing.

    As re: Hanoi Jane, I agree-and when she left, she took her fancy new boobs with her.
    “Think about how stupid the average person is, and then realize that half of 'em are stupider than that.” -George Carlin

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    Silly?

    How so? &#39;Tis a true thing.
    I meant that it shows that Ted Turner is silly, not you, silly person.
    As re: Hanoi Jane, I agree-and when she left, she took her fancy new boobs with her.*
    Proving yet again that money can buy you happiness...
    "I am the one who knocks."- Heisenberg

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    Originally posted by clocker@6 October 2003 - 20:55
    Silly?

    How so? &#39;Tis a true thing.
    I meant that it shows that Ted Turner is silly, not you, silly person.
    As re: Hanoi Jane, I agree-and when she left, she took her fancy new boobs with her.
    Proving yet again that money can buy you happiness...
    Yes, you are correct-Ted Turner has become one of the sillier citizens we have.

    Like, um........you.
    “Think about how stupid the average person is, and then realize that half of 'em are stupider than that.” -George Carlin

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    I like Ted.



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