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Why everything will collapse If you sense that the future looks bleak, that there is little chance that this whole mess will end in joy and good humor, that there is a tiny chance that we will ...
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This slightly older video is the most comprehensive piece I've found on the collapse of the biosphere and the virtual certainty that "our time has come." It ties together the main ideas I've been watching for 50 years, all too frightfully well. . Heed the warning at the beginning.

I recently noted that Bernie was pushing for $12,000,000,000 to combat climate change. As much as I approve of that (and assuming I got the number right), I can only add that, based on the vast amount I've read or watched, I fear we are past far too many critical tipping points. I also note that the IPCC is insanely conservative and we are already losing tens of millions of humans to climate change already, as is easy to note if you look at the overall global picture.

As important as this video is, imvso, even it gives more hope than the evidence bears out, in terms of time left for life on earth. Note: I've worked hard all my life to be an optimist. I still try in my personal life to "focus on the positive," be grateful, and remain kind in my dealings with others, etc. The latest blow was learning that the love and light of our lives, our Goldendoodle, Daphne, age 9, has agressive terminal cancer. Finding any more heart to be torn out is harder and harder to do.

 

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"I recently noted that Bernie was pushing for $12,000,000,000 to combat climate change."

That's enough to mount a formidable effort in the Western half of Nebraska, curtailing the burning of corn stalks after harvest. What about the rest of the planet?

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And I have since wondered why bs isn't going after the $21T he well noted is "missing" from the Pentagon.

As I taught my third grade classes: Try to imagine 1,000. Pretty large number.

Now try to imagine a thousand thousand. I mean, really try. That's a million.

Now try to imagine a thousand million. Hard even for serious mathematicians to do! But it equals a billion.

Now one more: Try to imagine a thousand billion. That's a trillion (twelve zeros).

Wait! One more: Multiply that by 21. You get $21,000,000,000,000 .That's how much of our taxes have disappeared into "defending ourselves" against no one in particular, except phantoms of our government's imagination. AND to line the pockets of defense contractors and the untold numbers of sold out souls who support them.

Now for readers here: WHO exactly are "the socialists" again?

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With the 21t we might save the other half for a year or two.

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So sorry about Daphne, Daniel. When my beloved cat died last fall I told myself that at least Katrina won't have to suffer the ending that we will.


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My wife, heart falling apart, says Daphne may be teaching us how to die. Thank you.

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Maybe there would be enough left over to build a dome over Nebraska and then we can all move there. Problem solved!

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Here's another problem solved idea; not ready to recommend it, but it does sound reasonable, at least for anyone believing in death with dignity click here

Many more posts on this if you can get past the MSM firewalls.

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Yeah, but it's missing the movies of flowers waving in verdant fields and sweet music, as in "Soylent Green".

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I'd truly wish to see the beautiful planet we were given and that so many of us worked for decades to steer toward sanity continue on. I was so much more privileged than I ever imagined.

But I admit or acknowledge that I believed in Kevorkian's ideas long before I even hear of him.

My heart bleeds for those we're leaving behind, though we may all turn to crispy critters in a rather short time.

Still do what I can in my limited sphere to spread kindness, and whatever good thoughts rattle through my head.

Take care, Dan

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I don't like it when establishment scientists take arrogant positions, pretending they know more than they do. And it's no better when anti-establishment scientists do the same.

The truth is that we are in a mess and the biosphere is deteriorating rapidly. But we don't know where this will lead, and we don't know what big, unexpected things will happen in the future.

Will energy technologies come along that make it unnecessary to tear up the planet? I don't know. I don't even know if such techologies already exist, hidden from us by military intelligence.

Are there other-worldly life forms looking over us, watching our back?

Will capitalism collapse before ecosystems collapse?

Will China's rise lead to a nuclear showdown, or will China take over and lead the world in very different directions?

Don't believe anyone who tells you he knows the future.

And don't let anyone sow seeds of despair in your soul.

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I was about to hit "send" on my lengthy response, when it suddenly disappeared. So I'll settle for my "thumbs up," as I basically agree, in spite of much more to say. Probably just as well...

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When the levees break mankind will build its way out of the ashes. Though we be better off to slow things down before the house of cards tumble down, rather than after. But not sure what it would take to slow things down.

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Get Tulsi, Marianne, and Bernie in office, is my humble recommendation. With Paul Beckwith as adviser, along with Amory Lovins. And Guy to keep everyone honest.

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First heard of and would work, and you probably right about the others to keep it straight. Am sure something will turn things in right direction, just when is the question.

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Thumbs up for the comment, but I don't/can't share the faith.

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Well, not sure when these following words about the church and the gospel came fully together for me. But lately been saying that when "The Church" goes beyond feeding the poor until there are no more poor, healing the sick by opening lots of not for profit health clinics, and setting prisoners free from this system full of stumbling blocks causing the little ones to stumble, it has turned the good news of the gospel into bs. That has helped turn a lot of people off to there being any truth in anything.


As you mentioned some people to keep good people in line, I would add if my day every comes Folk Singer Jim Page, from Seattle, would be the one to keep me in line. He has heard all my story he believes nothing of, but says he won't block me on fb for guess the roots are in rock and roll.

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I encourage every religion to practice what they preach, minus a few genuine nutcases.


And every person is surely on their own path, and I encourage them to "hold the course," and remain true to themselves.

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I can't be silent about "the established church" turning people off to there being any truth at all. Too many have the same legalistic dogma of 2000 years ago. Believed called for to see the deeds in my comment above.


Got to say love the idea of Arlo's bring your own god church, where he got his name by cleaning trash out of before celebrating Thanks Giving Dinners.


Been quite a while that been calling to export Thanks Giving Dinners to the countries we have destroyed and ones most in need. Really something for "mind their own business religions" to do rather than a Govt thing. That could be the start of that world-wide year of jubilee party of Isaiah 25 when the veil will be lifted from all nation's eyes.-figuring then be the start of never training for war again.


I can not support religions fighting wars in the name of god.

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There is nothing left to do but to sit and watch as the ship is going down.

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Having accepted what by all logical standards look tragically accurate, I work hard on where I focus my attention and overall staying calm. I've been trying to get an article together on this very matter and have posted a few links from others, but do need to tend to my mental garden even better. If you're convinced you're on death row, are you going to focus on that chair at the end or things that will keep you in a better state of mind? Or so I ask myself.

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Daniel,

My condolences, I know what it's like to lose a beloved pet.

As for the rest, I know your approach is "a plague on both your houses", but if we are to have any hope of addressing the climate, the first political step is to get rid of Trump and the GOP hegemony. I know Obama and the Dems didn't do nearly enough but at least they did something, they didn't roll back every environmental regulation they could get away with, with more on the way.

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Thanks. Namaste.

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