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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

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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RosaReborn wrote

I hope you get to.

Generally when I go to a bigger city, the train is inexpensive and very convenient however I am going to a rather remote place and there wasn't any other option so the cost, amount of transfers, and time of travel are all bugging me!

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RosaReborn wrote

Sure which is why I'm saying we should vegetables regardless of the ethics.

Fruits do fall off trees naturally and are evolutionary a product of mutual benefits between plants and animals so I think there may be no ethical argument against fruit eating. Just something to consider

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RosaReborn wrote

What choices do you really have under capitalism?

to decide what they want to buy, how much they want to buy, where they want to live, where they want to work...

Making a lot of assumptions about the average person's buying power.

Also capitalism doesn't promote that. I agree statism is no solution either, but you seem to under the impression that Leftists support the state for some reason? Like you didn't read the thread at all

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RosaReborn wrote

I watched Sorry to Bother You. Actually a pretty fantastic movie and surprisingly super radical in its politics. I think the ending was a nod to the whole "Eat the Rich" concept of violent revolution. Could have done without the little love triangle part but that was small.

Also rewatched Fargo with some friends. As fun as it is dark and sad

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RosaReborn wrote

Very interesting. I recently took a long break because I've become very busy and it'll likely continue for a few more months but it's cool to be on the list. Cheers to everyone and let's continue in 2019