Can't prove the future - pure speculation...based on the current trend.
Proof would require the action having been taken and I think we'd like to avoid that.
If it is a possible scenario for the future it can't be discounted. Make decisions and judgements based on evidence.
A good trending statistic takes the current path into the future. Try it and see what happens...
Try to isolate variables and see what effects the outcome.
Then ask someone with an opposing perspective to ensure you haven't biased your own findings.
Words are hollow especially from politicians. Personal preconceived notions, hopes, and emotions are extraneous.
1+1 still equals 2.
I post a lot of personal opinion but I don't form those opinions haphazardly. I'm not a fad kinda gal and I'm pretty suspiscious by nature.
Serenity posted: "But hey, if you can't find a job, you can always join the military..."
actually, that was me. And I was only being marginally facetious. The entire scenario is feasible and should therefore not be discounted.
If you're kid COULD reach up and grab the boiling water off the stove, you SHOULD take action to prevent that happening or you're negligent.
If it CAN happen, you are negligent for discounting the possibility.
A man is the sum of his actions, of what he has done, of what he can do, Nothing else.
Mahatma Mohandas K. Gandhi