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rennerpetey

School shootings are totally sensationalized. Yeah, its horrible that kids are being shot, but the vast majority of gun deaths in the US are due to suicides and gang violence. This is also the reason that piecemeal policy like banning AR-15s and the likes aren't going to do anything. Unless we ban handguns nothings really going to change and that's never going to happen. The whole gun violence debate in America is framed wrong.
Apr 12 2021 09:03 PM
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    rennerpetey
    Its because Americans are so fear-striken by the possibility of school or church shootings that the news way overreports on these things. In reality barely any Americans are affected by these things. On the other hand, suicide plagues practically every community and gang violence is common in inner-city communities and yet these things never make the front page. Our media is so sensationalistic and it makes political issues way more fear-based. Similar situation with immigration.
    Apr 12 2021 09:07 PM
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    rennerpetey
    We had multiple lockdown drills a year at my high school, yet I don't remember a teacher or administrator talking about suicide prevention once.
    Apr 12 2021 09:09 PM
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    Raklian
    Yet, school shootings rarely happen in other countries. I think the news are right to give school shootings a greater focus because they are symptomatic of a gun violence epidemic that is running rampant in the US.
    Apr 13 2021 05:45 AM
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wjfox

Sounds like over-40s in England will be offered a jab from this week :)
Apr 12 2021 02:46 PM
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    joe00uk
    The main thing preventing a real return to the Troubles is at least there's still power-sharing in Northern Ireland, and NI is much more equitable now for both communities. But things like this certainly don't help.
    Apr 12 2021 01:49 AM
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    zEVerzan
    return to tradition
    Apr 12 2021 02:05 AM
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Revolutionary Moderate

When colonizing other planets, we should make sure we stay far away from large stars, as they would harm us when they die and collapse into either a neutron star or a black hole.
Apr 11 2021 10:58 PM
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    rennerpetey
    All stars would harm us when they die, including our own. Only 5 billion years until the sun destroys the Earth's surface.
    Apr 12 2021 12:06 AM
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    SeedNotYetSprouted
    Within a billion years, the Sun will become so hot that it boils off our oceans. But, hey, a whole lot of life can still occur between now and then.
    Apr 12 2021 12:24 AM
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    zEVerzan
    Given that much time, subterranean life would likely survive somehow.
    Apr 12 2021 12:55 AM
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zEVerzan

Is there an ecofascism watch thread yet?
Apr 11 2021 07:31 PM
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    SeedNotYetSprouted
    I don't think so, but one will be necessary pretty soon.
    Apr 11 2021 08:16 PM
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    Erowind
    Has there been some event recently?
    Apr 11 2021 08:48 PM
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    zEVerzan
    Not to my knowledge but I figured foresight is kind of what FT is about. It may only be a matter of time before climate refugees become the next scapegoats for power-grabs by future far-right movements
    Apr 11 2021 11:14 PM
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Set and Meet Goals

Does anyone else remember Microsoft PowerPoint being revolutionary and "cool", I am 24 now and in primary school (school for 6-12 year old's in Australia) PowerPoints and even the idea of background styles with two colours was shocking to everyone. When I say primary school I think the hype was mostly when I was 6-10 years old so 2003-2007.
Apr 11 2021 10:50 AM
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    wjfox
    I remember using it at college during '98-'99 and it seemed very cool at the time. I've hardly used it at all since then.

    Flash was much bigger and more impressive in the early 2000s. But interestingly, PowerPoint has outlasted Flash, as the latter became obsolete just recently.
    Apr 11 2021 11:02 AM
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    Erowind
    The school's I attended used these old things till I was around 14 years old and I'm 23 now. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/72/OHP-sch.JPG
    Apr 11 2021 08:45 PM
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    wjfox
    Wow, Erowind. That just triggered some major nostalgia in me. I'd forgotten about those overhead projectors from school. Haven't seen one of those since 1997.
    Apr 11 2021 08:58 PM
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Revolutionary Moderate

I think people should be more concerned about climate change because it is going to get worse.
Apr 10 2021 10:17 PM
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    Cyber_Rebel
    "Estrogen pollution"
    https://i.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/001/100/315/316.gif
    Jessica, you're beginning to worry me
    Apr 11 2021 04:08 PM
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    SeedNotYetSprouted
    She's been worrying me for a while.
    Apr 11 2021 05:20 PM
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    zEVerzan
    If civilization was ever strong enough to be brought down by estrogen, it was never robust enough to be worth protecting. In which case, consider me an estrogen-polluted soyboy on a subconscious quest to destroy civilization!
    Apr 11 2021 08:08 PM
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wjfox

Worrying jump in methane emissions – largest annual increase since records began. https://research.noaa.gov/Portals/0/EasyGalleryImages/1/843/2020-Global-CH4.png
Apr 10 2021 08:13 AM
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    Erowind
    Do they have any idea what the cause is? That's a very rapid jump even assuming humanity is up to its usual anthropogenic activity. (I could be woefully unaware of some tipping point or industrial activity that has accelerated mind you.)
    Apr 10 2021 08:16 AM
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    wjfox
    Likely from biological sources such as wetlands or livestock, rather than thermogenic sources like oil and gas production and use. I will probably do a blog on this.
    Apr 10 2021 08:53 AM
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    Raklian
    Some of it trapped methane being released due to permafrost thaw.
    Apr 10 2021 03:36 PM
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Set and Meet Goals

Is a Russian Ukrainian war actually going to happen?
Apr 10 2021 02:56 AM
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    Yuli Ban
    Likely will happen, and I'd be damn surprised if nothing came of the current tensions.
    Apr 10 2021 03:48 AM
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    Erowind
    A Russia-Ukraine war is possible. It's even possible NATO gets involved by proxy. I don't think a direct NATO-Russia conflict will happen though. The Ukrainian People need to pressure their government to back down immediately. Russians, Americans and Europeans should do the same in that order of priority. But Ukrainians specifically need to push the hardest because their country will be ravaged if this happens.
    Apr 10 2021 08:18 AM
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    Maximus
    Likely not. It's more like Russia will go in with a limited objective like securing water supply for Crimea, and Ukraine won't retaliate because they know what it would mean if they do. No one wants war over Ukraine, so Russia gets a few new sanctions, and there's your new status quo.
    Apr 10 2021 09:52 PM
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Revolutionary Moderate

It seems to be too obvious that Russia is going to invade Ukraine, so I am confused what is happening.
Apr 10 2021 01:58 AM
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Outlook

We going to Ukraine boys https://youtu.be/ec0XKhAHR5I
Apr 09 2021 09:30 PM
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    PhoenixRu
    Wrong music. That's the right one for you, Western conscripts, to fight and (inevitable) die for Ukraine:
    https://youtu.be/RgdANpB9PnY
    Apr 10 2021 05:05 AM
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    PhoenixRu
    I do agree with one line from this song:
    "Бо плач не дав нікому ще свободи, А хто борець – той здобуває світ!"
    "Nobody yet achieved freedom through tears, and the world belongs to fighters!"
    IMHO, may serve as epigraph to our "Power of Nonviolence" thread.
    Apr 10 2021 05:11 AM
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    Erowind
    https://www.snopes.com/tachyon/2014/11/xmastruce.jpg?resize=865,444&crop_strategy=smart
    Apr 10 2021 08:36 AM
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SeedNotYetSprouted

Monkey MindPong, courtesy of Neuralink: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsCul1sp4hQ
Apr 09 2021 06:54 PM
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    SeedNotYetSprouted
    Check out their blogpost for more details: https://neuralink.com/blog/
    Apr 09 2021 06:57 PM
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    Raklian
    The satire around this news is hilarious.
    Apr 09 2021 09:26 PM
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wjfox

Breaking News: Prince Philip has died.
Apr 09 2021 11:09 AM
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    zEVerzan
    It's on, britbongers! It was only a matter of time before the nuclear arsenal would be used on the stinking Brit*sh, enemies from America's inception
    Apr 09 2021 05:41 PM
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    waitingforthe2030s
    I'm unfamiliar with him. Should I be celebrating his death or mourning it?
    Apr 09 2021 09:11 PM
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    Raklian
    ^ Well, if you don't know him, you have the right to be indifferent.
    Apr 09 2021 09:25 PM
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Revolutionary Moderate

I really hope we never get into a war agains aliens because we would know probably nothing about them, which would be bad.
Apr 08 2021 11:41 PM
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    wjfox
    I'm sure Will Smith will save us.
    Apr 09 2021 08:18 AM