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John Byrne

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Posted: 23 November 2022 at 6:13pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

"We all cherish our children's futures."


Do we? I see precious little evidence of this. Individually we talk the talk, but as a species. . . . ?

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Andrew Bitner
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Posted: 24 November 2022 at 12:21pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

As a species, we're aggressively destructive to our environment, much as any parasite left unchecked will kill its host. We think we are smarter than that, and on an individual level many of us are, but at the aggregate level we have proven repeatedly that we are not.
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Steven Myers
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Posted: 24 November 2022 at 6:47pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

Years ago I saw a panel of experts discussing if America loves its children. Their answer was that most Americans love their own children, but too few love all the other children.
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John Byrne

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Posted: 24 November 2022 at 7:05pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Very tribal. Very American.

“I’m sorry about your kids, but I’m keeping my guns.”

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James Woodcock
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Posted: 24 November 2022 at 7:57pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

Part of me does wonder whether we believe the con that life in a futuristic
dome on another planet would be better than life in the open air on this
planet. Which has led to a position where we just do not value what we have
here, because we could move to there (not that such a place is proven -
look @ the mess we made in designing biosphere 2 for example).

I personally would prefer we get here right before we try to prove we can
mess up there.
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Michael Roberts
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Posted: 24 November 2022 at 8:40pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

 The liberal left couldn't accept that he was killed by a communist.

I don’t know what it’s like in the universe you crossed over from, but this seemed like a non-reason for JFK conspiracy theories in this one. Especially with some of them holding the Castro regime responsible. 

Weren’t most JFK conspiracies centered around what is now termed the “Deep State” by right-wingers?
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