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wjfox

If you genuinely feel like you want to kill yourself (as seems to happen with some of you) then PLEASE TALK TO SOMEONE. There are professionals and organisations out there who can help you. It doesn't have to end in tragedy. https://www.reddit.com/r/SuicideWatch/wiki/hotlines
Jun 12 2020 07:50 AM
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    Erowind
    If a hotline or therapist or other such infrastructure will help anyone reading this please seek it.
    Jun 12 2020 11:50 AM
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    Raklian
    Studies show that most people who survive a depression did so with their own power. I guess it takes a certain attitude and self-awareness to be able to pull this off. By the way, depression carries on for life but we just get better at dealing with it.
    Jun 12 2020 02:22 PM
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    Cyber_Rebel
    This website has actually saved my life, especially during my worst depression. Thinking about the future helps to better put things into perspective. I can think bigger, rather than on myself, and realize a better more advanced life. Even if just in theory.

    It can be very hard, especially now with all the current issues. We need much better mental health services and empathy for those who have trouble coping.
    Jun 12 2020 03:16 PM
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wjfox

The Terminator franchise is cool, but my interest in futurology has sort of destroyed its whole premise and credibility. In reality, a robot takeover would totally decimate humanity. The machines would move with lightning speed, supernatural precision, and be essentially undefeatable.
Jun 09 2020 10:01 AM
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    Raklian
    If the machines appear to kill people at random, it's because the machines predicted with supernatural accuracy those people will become threats in the far future.
    Jun 09 2020 02:18 PM
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    Raklian
    I supposed it's what it means to be god-like.
    Jun 09 2020 02:19 PM
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    Erowind
    Reading hard sci-fi did that to me too. It's harder to appreciate certain films now, but what can't be appreciated in realism can be in aesthetics. Terminator has some iconic aesthetics.
    Jun 10 2020 06:55 AM
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wjfox

Here's what happens when you elect a sane, decent, competent person as leader – as opposed to the arrogant, inept sociopaths in charge of the UK and US. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-52961539
Jun 08 2020 08:39 AM
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    Erowind
    Cuba too has succeeded greatly, of course with mandatory criticism from the "free" press at the tail end of the article. Cuba also sent aid to other countries like Italy. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jun/07/cuba-coronavirus-success-contact-tracing-isolation
    Jun 08 2020 12:06 PM
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    Cyber_Rebel
    She'd be a low-mid ranking Dem in America, constantly hounded by Fox News for being a Satanic Commie.

    She & her country are quite lovely. I also think having a "sane" country & leadership, may mean you can't simultaneously be a superpower. The priorities will always be different.
    Jun 08 2020 02:06 PM
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    It's admirable that their lowest restriction level includes shutting down borders to foreigner. Of course, if you want to stop the spread of a virus that's the first thing you should do. Too bad many other leaders hesitated to do that, and allowed the virus to be imported. Good to know there's some sanity in government out there.
    Jun 08 2020 04:23 PM
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    That's a proper shame, though I understand why. Shanghai Tower still isn't at optimum occupancy. A ban is silly though. If a locality or company thinks they can put to use a 500m+ tower they should be allowed to try, though perhaps without central government subsidy.
    Jun 07 2020 12:48 PM
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    Jessica
    Idiocy
    Jun 07 2020 03:52 PM
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    This is true throughout the world and not just the US. In the UK, there was a case like this where a man died (Ian Tomlinson) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_Ian_Tomlinson which led to a change in approach by the police during protests https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2009/nov/25/ian-tomlinson-death-changed-policing
    Jun 05 2020 12:58 PM
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    A dose of moral nihilism would also help. Cops think that what they are doing is *right*; that these people are breaking the law, and therefore morally in the *wrong*. But what if there really is no airtight moral foundation to the laws? That would add a little doubt into their calculations, and make them not feel so forceful in their righteousness.
    Jun 05 2020 01:26 PM
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    All 57 police officers in the Buffalo Emergency Response Team resigned in disgust after the 2 cops involved in the pushing incident were suspended: https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/501378-57-buffalo-officers-resign-from-emergency-response-team-in-response-to
    Jun 05 2020 09:00 PM
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wjfox

Texas GOP official claims George Floyd’s death was "staged" to hurt Trump in rant about mind control experiments https://www.rawstory.com/2020/06/texas-gop-official-claims-george-floyds-death-was-staged-to-hurt-trump-in-rant-about-mind-control-experiments/
Jun 04 2020 07:51 PM
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    eacao
    Could be could be. It doesn’t really fit with the sentence but it’s the same gist I was going for. I won’t name names but I have some hefty righties in my life who will blame / use as a scapegoat, the left for *everyhething*. This Mz Brehm sounds like one of em.
    Jun 04 2020 08:44 PM
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    eacao
    Not that I’m siding with “the fabled left” ofc, it may come as a surprise to you (/s) that I take issue with some prominent left-wing ideals
    Jun 04 2020 08:47 PM
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    Cyber_Rebel
    There is absolutely nothing wrong with disagreeing with left wing ideals, and honestly, I respect honest disagreement more than outright delusional batshits.

    As to your inquiry, to put it simply, Party Chairs are just the "heads" of the 2 parties which vary by our states. Each state has a Dem/GOP party which operates at the local level, overseeing state legislatures. You may be more aware of their activities during our elections in which they organize caucuses/primaries. <...
    Jun 05 2020 07:16 AM
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    eacao
    Lolll haha
    Jun 04 2020 01:33 PM
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wjfox

How many of you guys have read JR Mooneyham's timeline? http://www.jrmooneyham.com/spnt1a.html
Jun 03 2020 10:52 AM
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    lol, eacao. I don't view him as competition – more like an inspiration. Some of his predictions are fascinating and extremely well-written, particularly the far future stuff.
    Jun 03 2020 11:29 AM
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    10 year march
    Future timeline is effectively a not for profit organisation I don't even know if it breaks even
    Jun 03 2020 12:20 PM
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    Erowind
    I didn't know this site existed, know what I'm reading tonight
    Jun 03 2020 09:39 PM
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    Erowind
    Not to sound like a Monty Python skit but it's not about the presence or lack of a riot to the cops. It's about expressing the violence inherent to the system.
    Jun 02 2020 11:43 AM
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    They want a fucking Women's march again. Here's a great book about the US government's strive to prevent aggressive change in an age of complacency.

    https://books.google.ca/books/about/The_Counterrevolution.html?id=PLomDwAAQBAJ&source=kp_book_description&redir_esc=y
    May 30 2020 06:49 PM
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    Cyber_Rebel
    The first women's march made people "aware" and may have contributed to getting some notable women elected into office later, but I agree that in the broader context of things these protest, riots, marches, etc won't achieve that much.

    The USA is a declining and sick society.
    May 30 2020 08:21 PM
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    Erowind
    He opens his speech by talking about all his kin who are cops and then talks about the progress of black women business owners. Some black people keeping wage slaves is still wage slavery. Putting Black people in the positions of power within institutions designed for oppression (the police) will not stop the killings. His speech isn't all bad, talking legalizing weed for example.
    May 30 2020 09:52 PM
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wjfox

Derek Chauvin has been charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd.
May 29 2020 06:38 PM
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    Erowind
    Welcome Mr. Fox :-D
    May 28 2020 11:07 PM
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    starspawn0
    E. M. Forster is another name I need to add to my list of early 20th century (and late 19th) authors to read. That era had such marvelous and imaginative writers of science fiction and fantasy.
    May 28 2020 11:10 PM
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    Outlook
    Nice read!
    May 29 2020 11:48 AM
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wjfox

New simulations have revealed that the Chicxulub impactor produced a "worst case" scenario in terms of lethality for the dinosaurs, arriving from the north-east at a 60° angle, which maximised the amount of gases and debris thrown up into the Earth's atmosphere. http://www.imperial.ac.uk/news/197694/dinosaur-dooming-asteroid-struck-earth-deadliest-possible/
May 27 2020 05:53 PM
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    Erowind
    Poor dinos
    May 27 2020 09:35 PM