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  1. ThinkerX

    U.S. Politics: Moscow Mitch

    Trump basically threatened NH voters. Be interesting to see just how unhinged he becomes over the next year. Possible nickname for Trump by his Democratic opponent: 'Traitor Trump' - not that any of them have the nerve.... https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/you-have-no-choice-but-to-vote-for-me-trump-tells-n-h-rally/ar-AAFSLJ5?ocid=ob-fb-enus-580&fbclid=IwAR0t_fjYFnmusGOU8XVzeMAnI5VDCScjg6aLWsZ1Cuv_DJ5goINmjQ1ziZM
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    What should be done... about climate change

    next step - get rid of all that ice atop said resources... https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/trump-has-asked-aides-about-possibility-of-us-acquiring-greenland-report/ar-AAFRjTC?ocid=msnclassic
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    U.S. Politics: Moscow Mitch

    very possible. lots of idiots on the water doing things they shouldn't - and they pay substantial fines when caught.
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    U.S. Politics: Moscow Mitch

    lifelong denizen of Alaska here, grew up on a homestead that fronted a lake used by spawning salmon, had a many friends and relatives who were fishermen. Salmon die shortly after they spawn. Used to go down to the lake about this time of year, maybe a little later, and there'd be dozens of dead fish bobbing in the shallows. Dogs would fetch them and carry their carcasses all over the yard, making quite the mess.
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    U.S. Politics: Moscow Mitch

    I grew up on an Alaskan homestead at the very end of the road grid. Firearms were part of life growing up; 'getting a moose' was a yearly ritual (or getting part of somebody else's moose.) Had a .22 rifle; Dad had a .306 with a scope (nice), plus a couple others including his .44 pistol from the service. That said, for our family, the hunting trips pretty much stopped when I was a teenager and those firearms saw very little use thereafter.
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    U.S. Politics: Moscow Mitch

    meanwhile, there is more going on than watching Biden fumbling for the self destruct button to his campaign...like this gem, a step towards Trump's dream of a 'proper internet media.' Will it stand up to court challenges? And will Trump include his own unique definition of 'free speech?' https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/white-house-proposal-would-have-fcc-and-ftc-police-alleged-social-media-censorship/ar-AAFAbES?li=BBnbcA1&ocid=msnclassic
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    What should be done... about climate change

    logical next step for those denying (human caused) climate change: 'evil libtard scientists are deliberately causing climate change to impose global socialism, tax our money and take away our guns.' after all, most of these sorts already believe climate change is a hoax, a pretext for a one world government. Forced to acknowledge that climate change is real, paranoid conspiracy theories will lead them in this direction. Problem, of course, is what do those on the left, including 'evil libtard scientists,' say when conservatives order them to 'turn off' climate change? Any explanation involving carbon capture, reforesting, green energy, and the like gets denounced as part of the 'plot'
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    U.S. Politics: Moscow Mitch

    blueprint and legal precedent for Team Trump? With around 30-40% of the populace cheering... https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/retropolis/wp/2018/08/13/the-time-a-president-deported-1-million-mexican-americans-for-stealing-u-s-jobs/
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    What should be done... about climate change

    The political end almost doesn't matter at this point. Greatly constricted supplies of fossil fuels will force conversions to other energy sources over the next few decades regardless of political decrees. Or much of civilization collapses.
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    What should be done... about climate change

    Real tough sell. Been reading a pile of climate articles dealing with everything from the melting Greenland ice sheet to record breaking temperatures. Comments sections are dominated by far right conspiracy types who loudly insist the whole thing is a globalist hoax.
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    u.s. politics: sundowning on the american empire

    a (temporary?) liberal victory of sorts on immigration (asylum) https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/federal-judge-rules-against-trump-asylum-policy/ar-AAFfmEA?li=BBnbcA1&ocid=msnclassic
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    u.s. politics: sundowning on the american empire

    a temporary bit of good news, though there appears to be an inexhaustible supply of horrible candidates: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/trump-says-his-choice-for-us-spy-chief-has-decided-to-stay-in-congress/ar-AAFfenm?fbclid=IwAR2Lf9FnI1o3AwvrbBI6O2uSrQBYDiwJFeTd-bEzP6thl_Ca9MHtTo6aoyA
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    What should be done... about climate change

    I didn't say we had thirty years to fuck around. I said we had 20-30 years before the fossil fuel supply end of the equation forces major changes to the energy situation regardless of programs initiated now. And that assumes going full tilt with fracking, oil/tar sands, drilling in dubious areas, and increasing energy efficiency. Yes, it will be Hell's own mess - worse case, resource wars that effectively ends civilization across much of the planet. (I figure a decades long recession/depression with authoritarian overtones is the most likely result.) The recommendations I made with the railways and electric cars and redesigning suburbia to be people friendly would soften the blow some, but even if civilization doesn't crash, green energy will not be enough to keep things 'as is.' Kalbears crack about steak puzzles me; there be a lot of real estate more suited to grazing than planting crops.
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    What should be done... about climate change

    As I pointed out, the supply situation for fossil fuels is severe enough to where the transformation to alternative (green) energy will HAVE to take place within the next 2-3 decades anyhow. And that is with going fuel tilt on fracking, oil/tar sands, ignoring most environmental regulations, and kicking the energy efficiency thing into high gear. Past that point, fossil fuels won't be gone, but they'll be a far smaller slice of the energy pie than at present. I'd recommend expanding, double tracking, and electrifying the entire US rail grid, combined with a vastly increased push towards electric vehicles. Suburbia needs to be redesigned - it was deliberately laid out to be car, not people friendly. Bio diesel from algae (or maybe sewage treatment plants) is worth looking into. The freshwater situation, especially in California and the Midwest is alarming. Between the floods and the droughts...maybe a full rebuild of the levee system with a bunch of new artificial lakes thrown in?
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    What should be done... about climate change

    via solar farms or windmill arrays. solar in particular is exploding in popularity, even here in the far north. of course, no combination of green energy and renewable energy will be able to maintain present day first world civilization 'as is,' or even close to 'as is.'
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