RosaReborn

RosaReborn wrote

Absolutely. While I don't really like ranking things that exist in a constant state of change, it is shown again and again that economic forms that concentrate power always lead to oppression.

Initially I read the question as referring to types of discrimination, like ableism, racism, sexism etc which I also would't want to put into a competition of which is worse. They all exist in connection with one another to benefit the ruling class and are therefore all the worst *ism.

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RosaReborn wrote

What kind of set up do you have? If you are considering permaculture, which I definitely suggest you do, then look into setting up your foundations first. Plan what trees you would like to plant and other perennials as these won't move once you start them. Seasonal beds can come later. Start prepping soil in all the space you can and really plan out the kinds of things you want in your garden. Look at reclaiming everything you can as compost material.

Personally, I can only admire and plan my future food forest as I'm currently stuck doing balcony gardening. For balcony gardening, I recommend not following the seed spacing suggestions on packages as I've had great success with tightly packed plants..

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RosaReborn wrote

This is absolutely true. A green revolution as it is generally framed overlooks the huge cost of creating all these new electricity sources and storage.

That being said, personally I do research in the field of new battery technologies and there are many alternatives that can make it a lot more sustainable. Alternative cathodes in place of Ni, Mn, Co ones, hydrogen storage, redox-flow and possibly even fluoride batteries all could be game changers as these can all be more environmentally friendly ways to store power.

That being said, it means nothing if we don't fundamentally change our stance of interacting with the natural world and find some balance that doesn't eventually lead to cataclysm

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RosaReborn wrote

Lol that's funny. After poking around I found a link to the article https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10584-013-1018-7

If you look up the title 'Institutionalizing delay: foundation funding and the creation of U.S. climate change counter-movement organizations' then you can get a lot of direct downloads too but this article and study are from 2013 so its a bit outdated

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RosaReborn wrote

I'm worried though because just planting trees does not contribute to a healthy ecosystem, old undisturbed forests are far better ecologically than rows of planted trees. Also I've seen studies show that plants are growing much faster as a result of high carbon content in the air and this actually makes them weaker and crops less nutritious.

That being said, this:

China’s outsized contribution to the global greening trend comes in large part (42%) from programs to conserve and expand forests. These were developed in an effort to reduce the effects of soil erosion, air pollution and climate change. Another 32% there – and 82% of the greening seen in India – comes from intensive cultivation of food crops.

was really nice to read and I hope it can bring some synthesis between the modern industrial world and the wild environment.

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RosaReborn wrote

I watched The Favourite because it was nominated for an Oscar and I heard it was really good.

I would agree that it is a fun and surprisingly historically accurate (besides the parts like the dancing and cursing which are purposely modern) look at Queen Anne, although Roma still deserves best picture. Emma Stone was really great in it as well

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RosaReborn wrote

It's the league of Netanyahu's friends Viktor Orban in Hungary and Mateusz Morawiecki in Poland and Rodrigo Duterte in the Philippines and Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil, and Donald Trump in Mar-a-Lago. It is the league of enablers and exploiters of Holocaust denial, supremacism, Hitler appreciation, misogyny, homophobia, Islamophobia, scorn for the disabled, and outright anti-Semitism.

Fascists stick together. When you view the world as based on regional race warfare, it's easy to have allies with a common enemy, even if you will become the enemy eventually.

Israel has become a nation which discriminates against Jews as no other on earth. It tells them how they can worship and how they cannot, whom they can marry and whom they cannot, whether, if female, they can sing in the presence of men, whether, if non-Orthodox, they can be considered Jews at all. Whether, if left-wing, they can enter Israel at all.

Absolutely, they've taken all the iconography and formalism of religion, without the slightest care for the actual teachings or philosophy behind it. That's what makes secular religious leaders so dangerous, they can use faith as a shield to enable their earthly power grabs

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RosaReborn wrote

Why would I pay for your healthcare when I can have a system that just makes me overpay for my own?? Are you an investment banker? I'm pretty sure you can only save money with a medicare-for-all deal.

Also, a wall is basic infrastructure.

Yeah for a fucking house it is, not the middle of the desert

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RosaReborn wrote

Ads are awful and the marketing people who make them are even worse.

The type I hate the absolute most are the "cool, interesting" viral ads. I hate that ads are even mentioned as culturally significant in any way

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RosaReborn wrote

Finally watched Roma. Super good movie, everything I expected and more.

Talking with my Mexican friend, their mother grew up in Mexico City at the time the movie depicts and says it captured the feeling and the city very well

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RosaReborn wrote

I don't think the article is without merits. I wasn't huge on the writing but it is pretty clear that many male comedians, and comedians of all genders, often rail against society criticizing them for ignorant and outdated material. I feel someone like Stewart Lee is a good example of a male comedian who understands good comedy that fits with the larger culture, even if some of his ironic satire can verge more on the side of recreation as opposed to actual satire.

Interesting to have one article praising Ellen and another attacking her

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RosaReborn wrote

“Here you flood fields,” Caspi says. “An Israeli would say, ‘Are you kidding?’ It’s the mentality of abundance, that it’s going to last forever.”

Nothing frustrates me more than irrigation farming. Unfortunately drought will be a persistent reality for much of the world. We can only really fight it by getting rid of monocultures which sap nutrients and water

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RosaReborn wrote

I can often find for the same price as non-organic which is nice, but typically my grocery shopping is based on two things: Ingredients and Price.

Maybe also Country of Origin which is always labelled; buying local and avoiding certain regions which I know are harmed by huge farming e.g. I avoid South African wines because it's all plantations that suck out the water from a country already in drought.

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