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11 hours ago, Dead1 said:

Isn't that when they put that ridiculous manifesto out?

Yeah...around that time. They were basically already acting like assholes before that, but that's when they really became a laughing stock. Even places like Toilet ov Hell, which shares a lot of their politics, were laughing at them

11 hours ago, GoatmasterGeneral said:

To take the time to type up and submit a zero % review I'd think it'd have to be something that's been marinating for quite some time and the person just had to get it off their chest. Unless it's one dude leaving dozens of goose egg reviews and then he's just an asshole who gets off on being a contrary asshole and pissing people off.

Exactly...that's why it seems like such a weird thought process to me. For all that I find certain bands or styles laughable, they don't irritate me to the point where I need to go out of my way to shit on them

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Micro plastics are indeed terribly scary.

 

I did once read what humanities anthropological impact will be.  Literally long term impact (ie measured from perspective of millions of years)  of  the human epoch will be some residual radiation and some plastic particles in the geological record.

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Well given I contribute to the problem of pollution whenever I purchase coffee pods maybe I’m hypocritical for commenting about the environment, but I’m going to anyway…

 

Humanity will have an impact on the planet which is even more devastating send Microplastics and radiation if world government don’t incentivise the transition to sustainable and renewable energy, biodegradable packaging, and so on. Climate change is real, it needs real solutions not token gestures.

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33 minutes ago, RelentlessOblivion said:

Well given I contribute to the problem of pollution whenever I purchase coffee pods maybe I’m hypocritical for commenting about the environment, but I’m going to anyway…

 

Humanity will have an impact on the planet which is even more devastating send Microplastics and radiation if world government don’t incentivise the transition to sustainable and renewable energy, biodegradable packaging, and so on. Climate change is real, it needs real solutions not token gestures.

No doubt we will wipe out a lot of species and make planet less habitable.

But in grand scheme of lifespan of planet (ie another 1.5 billion years which is estimate of how much longer it can sustain life), our overall impact will be that tiny layer.  

Also once we're all gone, the planet will generally make a comeback as it has after every extinction.

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18 minutes ago, RelentlessOblivion said:

Assuming we never launch the nukes I assume? Anyway I still think climate change is a solvable problem

Nukes wouldn't destroy the planet.  It would survive even if as a lifeless rock.

It is also unlikely nukes would destroy all life.  Remember we've had 5 mass extinctions to date and life survived all of them even if took millions of years to recover.

Humans like to think they are more important and powerful than they are, hence we think we can actually blow up this whole planet instead of just temporarily scarring the surface.

The alternative - insignificance and meaningless - horrifies us as a species even more than the apocalypse.

 

Interesting article on both our impact but also raising the question if other intelligent species may have existed before ours.

 

https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/04/are-we-earths-only-civilization/557180/

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47 minutes ago, Dead1 said:

Interesting article on both our impact but also raising the question if other intelligent species may have existed before ours.

https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/04/are-we-earths-only-civilization/557180/

I love speculative stuff like that. Also how the author more or less states "I don't believe it, but fun to think about."

In general, while I mostly share the philosophical "oh well, if we destroy our civilisation the Earth and life on it will still be here for quite a bit longer" we exist, as any animal, to pass on our genetic material and information to the next generation; but that higher purpose will come to a grinding halt if it all falls apart.

Lame.

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9 hours ago, JonoBlade said:

I love speculative stuff like that. Also how the author more or less states "I don't believe it, but fun to think about."

In general, while I mostly share the philosophical "oh well, if we destroy our civilisation the Earth and life on it will still be here for quite a bit longer" we exist, as any animal, to pass on our genetic material and information to the next generation; but that higher purpose will come to a grinding halt if it all falls apart.

Lame.

Nothing lasts forever. Scientists estimate the Earth has been here 4.5 billion years and they predict about 7.5 billion more. It's like a big game of musical chairs, round and round we skip, nobody wants to be the last generation caught standing when the music stops.

The History Channel made a series of 45 to 50 minute shows in 2016 which all seem to be available on Youtube. It's called Doomsday: 10 Ways the World Will End. They interview lots of scientists and present elaborate doomsday scenarios like: alien invasion, solar storm, gama ray bursts unleash armageddon, nuclear winter, asteroid strikes, earth spins out of orbit, rogue planet on a collison course, black hole swallows us, wiped out by ocean (haven't seen this one but I assume they mean after the polar ice caps melt), volcanic hypereruption...I haven't watched them all but the ones I've seen I thought were very interesting. 

 

Aliens Invade Earth

 

Killer Asteroid Strikes

 

Devastating Solar Storm Hits Earth 

 

Nuclear Winter Nightmare

 

Wiped Out By Ocean

 

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A superb article on modern economics

 

https://www.umass.edu/economics/sites/default/files/Kotz.pdf

 

Yes I know economics are "boring" but in reality all our lives are governed by it as economic theory drives laws and policy which in turn affect us in everyday life be it good roads or access to services like health care or schools or social services.

 

One horrifying fact - the US minimum wage maxed out in mid-1960s at about $10 per hour in real terms (ie what you could buy with them).  Since then the real wage dropped to below $6 by 2005 but has since climbed to about $8.00.  However as the minimum wage has not increased since 2009 it has again started to fall in real terms!

 

The other interesting figure is the collapse in government infrastructure spending as as % of GDP - from near 5% in 1960s to 2.7% by 2007.  This includes schools, hospitals, sewerage, roads, etc etc etc.

 

So when people talk about 1950-60s being a period of economic greatness in the US, they are correct.  Living standards were improving for everyone, not so much since neoliberalism was adopted in 1970s..

 

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1 hour ago, KillaKukumba said:

Manly are still flailing because of the rainbow stripes those evil gay people forced them to wear on their jerseys

Yep. Instead of the regular jerseys that have gambling sponsors names (Pointsbet - nicely displayed above), in the stadium that is beer sponsored and worn by players who have probably all got tattoos. Not very biblical any of that so fuck them for hypocrisy as well as for egregious homophobia. And fuck them anyway because they are Moanly.

 

1 hour ago, GoatmasterGeneral said:

Manly Warringah Sea Eagles v Parramatta Eels | Match Highlights | Round 21, 2022 | NRL

I hope we all enjoyed that. Thanks GG.

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