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  • lol
    ain't nuthin' anyone can do, kids.
    get that idea right the fark out of your heads.
  • Our government is failing us, primarily because it's led by people who are dying soon and don't care about the future and also because it's filled with slightly less old people who are corrupt as fark and don't care about anything but their wallets. Our government is full of people who are indifferent to the suffering they cause.
  • Its going to be hilarious watching this generation fail to navigate when gps gets knocked out by solar flares or space buckshot
  • AdmirableSnackbar: Our government is failing us, primarily because it's led by people who are dying soon and don't care about the future and also because it's filled with slightly less old people who are corrupt as fark and don't care about anything but their wallets. Our government is full of people who are indifferent to the suffering they cause.


    So vote the bastards out.
  • lifeslammer: Its going to be hilarious watching this generation fail to navigate when gps gets knocked out by solar flares or space buckshot


    Yes. But, are they wrong about governments failing to do *anything* about the precise issues that scientists have been screaming *IF WE DON'T DO SOMETHING NOW, WE'RE DOOMED IN 20 YEARS* for the past 50+ years.

    Greta's 'HOW DARE YOU' speech was 100% On. The. Nail.
  • It's not even generational. Majorities across generations strongly support doing more about global heating and environmental issues.

    It's a class and corporate power issue. They're just trying to wave a cape and make you charge each other.
  • Oh kids, they'll do something. Build cities that will weather the storms underground, far from the cries of the lost and doomed. And then set to breeding Morlocks to maintain their machines and find new toys to play with. Likely pleasure models and gladiators gleaned from the surplus population that they'll bring with them to sell sh*t to, and fool into thinking that it's for their own good.

    People have been warned of this impending doom for generations, and because monkey brains are ill equipped to look that far ahead, they see a forest of possibilities for growth, when they can't see the walls of the enclosure drawing near. When it's time to abandon the surface, THEN they'll enforce all the rules, and we'll see suicide stations and abortion become sacred places to make the world a better place. Just not on their side of the dome, because someone has to lead the plebes, right?
  • dittybopper: AdmirableSnackbar: Our government is failing us, primarily because it's led by people who are dying soon and don't care about the future and also because it's filled with slightly less old people who are corrupt as fark and don't care about anything but their wallets. Our government is full of people who are indifferent to the suffering they cause.

    So vote the bastards out.


    Yeah, vote for the other guys who are also dying soon and don't care about the future, corrupt as fark, and don't care about anything but their wallets. I'd love a "none of the above" option when it comes to voting, in which case all current politicians, those in power or in opposition, would be required to retire and they'd have to bring in some entirely new options.
  • LewDux: [encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com image 207x180]


    But didn't they tell us we should fark our feelings ? I mean, talk about mixed signals here.
  • "We've raised".

    Don't blame the kids for how you raised them. If you don't like how your kids are growing up, blame their parents
  • dittybopper: AdmirableSnackbar: Our government is failing us, primarily because it's led by people who are dying soon and don't care about the future and also because it's filled with slightly less old people who are corrupt as fark and don't care about anything but their wallets. Our government is full of people who are indifferent to the suffering they cause.

    So vote the bastards out.


    That's funny coming from someone like you who believes the bastards are, if anything, too invested in the future.
  • Nidiot: dittybopper: AdmirableSnackbar: Our government is failing us, primarily because it's led by people who are dying soon and don't care about the future and also because it's filled with slightly less old people who are corrupt as fark and don't care about anything but their wallets. Our government is full of people who are indifferent to the suffering they cause.

    So vote the bastards out.

    Yeah, vote for the other guys who are also dying soon and don't care about the future, corrupt as fark, and don't care about anything but their wallets. I'd love a "none of the above" option when it comes to voting, in which case all current politicians, those in power or in opposition, would be required to retire and they'd have to bring in some entirely new options.


    I'd like to see higher requirements for running for office than "getting a bunch of idiots to vote for you". Make them pass a civics and science test before being allowed to run.
  • Tyrone Slothrop: Nidiot: dittybopper: AdmirableSnackbar: Our government is failing us, primarily because it's led by people who are dying soon and don't care about the future and also because it's filled with slightly less old people who are corrupt as fark and don't care about anything but their wallets. Our government is full of people who are indifferent to the suffering they cause.

    So vote the bastards out.

    Yeah, vote for the other guys who are also dying soon and don't care about the future, corrupt as fark, and don't care about anything but their wallets. I'd love a "none of the above" option when it comes to voting, in which case all current politicians, those in power or in opposition, would be required to retire and they'd have to bring in some entirely new options.

    I'd like to see higher requirements for running for office than "getting a bunch of idiots to vote for you". Make them pass a civics and science test before being allowed to run.


    Unfortunately we know how that would be implemented, especially in the South. It wouldn't stop MTGs, Gaetzes, Gohmerts, or the vest guy from Louisiana. It would, however, be used to prevent Raphael Warnocks, Jim Clyburns, and Terri Sewells from being elected.
  • Tyrone Slothrop: Nidiot: dittybopper: AdmirableSnackbar: Our government is failing us, primarily because it's led by people who are dying soon and don't care about the future and also because it's filled with slightly less old people who are corrupt as fark and don't care about anything but their wallets. Our government is full of people who are indifferent to the suffering they cause.

    So vote the bastards out.

    Yeah, vote for the other guys who are also dying soon and don't care about the future, corrupt as fark, and don't care about anything but their wallets. I'd love a "none of the above" option when it comes to voting, in which case all current politicians, those in power or in opposition, would be required to retire and they'd have to bring in some entirely new options.

    I'd like to see higher requirements for running for office than "getting a bunch of idiots to vote for you". Make them pass a civics and science test before being allowed to run.


    Cops should be required to have a masters and any elected office should have the requirement of a PhD.

    Yes I have multiple higher degrees, why do you ask?
  • uttertosh: lifeslammer: Its going to be hilarious watching this generation fail to navigate when gps gets knocked out by solar flares or space buckshot

    Yes. But, are they wrong about governments failing to do *anything* about the precise issues that scientists have been screaming *IF WE DON'T DO SOMETHING NOW, WE'RE DOOMED IN 20 YEARS* for the past 50+ years.

    Greta's 'HOW DARE YOU' speech was 100% On. The. Nail.


    Greta is the hero we never knew we needed.  And Dr Earle, and Dr Fauci, and all the others who are doing their level best to convince people that what we're doing now simply cannot work.  We are killing ourselves, and we know better, but are too lazy and selfish to DO better.

    SuperChuck: "We've raised".

    Don't blame the kids for how you raised them. If you don't like how your kids are growing up, blame their parents


    Fark that, I'm going to cheer these kids on.  If they can shame their parents into growing the fark up, more power to 'em.
  • adamatari: It's not even generational. Majorities across generations strongly support doing more about global heating and environmental issues.

    It's a class and corporate power issue. They're just trying to wave a cape and make you charge each other.


    This.  A million times this.
  • The pandemic is a perfect example of why nothing significant will ever be done about climate change.

    When governments instituted lockdowns early in the pandemic, people all around the world lost their collective sh*t.  Some people complied for the common good, but everyone else reacted with "Who the hell are YOU to tell us what we can and can't do?"  Lockdowns were ignored because people were unwilling to give up trips to the pub/bar, or restaurants, or movies, or shopping, or sporting/music events, or (heaven forfend) hopping on a plane so they take pictures of something they haven't seen in person before.  Even when the possibility of death from COVID could be measured in days, a significant portion of the population refused to give up a single thing they wanted, even for a short period of time.

    Now imagine the kind of draconian measures that would have to be instituted and enforced to prevent catastrophic climate change that will happen at some ambiguous time in the future.

    I read an essay by an environmental scientist, probably 8-12 months ago now, which I wish I had bookmarked or sent to my Kindle.  The TL/DR version is that, despite their decades-long public assurances that the climate change problem could be solved with new technologies, emissions reductions, etc., the dirty little secret within their community has long been "we're screwed."  Because the problem has never been about governmental policy, or business, or even technology.  The problem has always been human nature, and that's something that's remained largely unchanged for 10,000+ years.  People (taken as a whole) always want more, not less.
  • AdmirableSnackbar: Our government is failing us, primarily because it's led by people who are dying soon and don't care about the future and also because it's filled with slightly less old people who are corrupt as fark and don't care about anything but their wallets. Our government is full of people who are indifferent to the suffering they cause.


    Our government is failing us because people don't understand the function of government.
    It's not political, it's educational.
  • dittybopper: AdmirableSnackbar: Our government is failing us, primarily because it's led by people who are dying soon and don't care about the future and also because it's filled with slightly less old people who are corrupt as fark and don't care about anything but their wallets. Our government is full of people who are indifferent to the suffering they cause.

    So vote the bastards out.


    Doesn't work... their 'extra votes' cabinet is fully stocked, plus the morons vote them right back in...
  • Let me put that another way
    The problem isn't the government, the problem is the people.....


    Oh wait you knew that because the government is the people, right?
    Western philosophy is root.
  • We don't have a government, we have a group of people who've been delegated power by the CEOs of America.
  • DarnoKonrad: We don't have a government, we have a group of people who've been delegated power by the CEOs of America.


    We get the illusion of government through the illusion of choice of our elections. We have one option of "let's make things much worse" and another of "let's say we want better while doing the same shiat that's making things much worse." And no matter who we elect, the wealthy do fine and everyone else suffers.
  • The Crepes of Wrath: The pandemic is a perfect example of why nothing significant will ever be done about climate change.

    When governments instituted lockdowns early in the pandemic, people all around the world lost their collective sh*t.  Some people complied for the common good, but everyone else reacted with "Who the hell are YOU to tell us what we can and can't do?"  Lockdowns were ignored because people were unwilling to give up trips to the pub/bar, or restaurants, or movies, or shopping, or sporting/music events, or (heaven forfend) hopping on a plane so they take pictures of something they haven't seen in person before.  Even when the possibility of death from COVID could be measured in days, a significant portion of the population refused to give up a single thing they wanted, even for a short period of time.

    Now imagine the kind of draconian measures that would have to be instituted and enforced to prevent catastrophic climate change that will happen at some ambiguous time in the future.

    I read an essay by an environmental scientist, probably 8-12 months ago now, which I wish I had bookmarked or sent to my Kindle.  The TL/DR version is that, despite their decades-long public assurances that the climate change problem could be solved with new technologies, emissions reductions, etc., the dirty little secret within their community has long been "we're screwed."  Because the problem has never been about governmental policy, or business, or even technology.  The problem has always been human nature, and that's something that's remained largely unchanged for 10,000+ years.  People (taken as a whole) always want more, not less.


    Happened when the 'WE' generation became the 'ME' generation...  WE were united, ME doesn't have anything to be united with, and doesn't want to be...  cell phones turned into pocket computers, SM became instant news (uncorroborated), and the prime object of worship.  Can't walk across the street without consulting GPS & Waze..
    Only thing that will end this mess will be a major EMP or Solar Event.  Of course, the piles of bodies will be large, but they will eventually rot away.
  • cretinbob: lol
    ain't nuthin' anyone can do, kids.
    get that idea right the fark out of your heads.


    Actually don't. I'm of the opinion that the reason why nothing ever happens is because people give up trying to change things for the better
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