asg101

asg101 wrote

The American Revolution was just a war to transfer power from the British Aristocracy to the American Plutocracy. But they sure did con a lot of people into thinking it was about "freedom" and "liberty".

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asg101 wrote

talking about how we need to change things, but not actually providing people with ways to change things.

The snipers were there to deal with anyone who would dare to talk about ways to effectively change things. The elite have to give us the illusion of being able to dissent, without allowing any of that dissent to actually interfere with their profiteering.

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asg101 wrote

I asked a Scripps Institute lecturer on climate change computer models around 25 years ago why they did not have the Methane/Permafrost feedback loop factored in to their current models. He said "We chose to focus on other things". He/they were certainly downplaying it then, and they still are, industry or not. Now, they are losing equipment when they should know better than to place it in unstable areas, so the denial of the severity continues in graphic and expensive ways.

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asg101 wrote

Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood, and the rest of the trilogy, along with Handmaids Tale. Atwood doesn't like having it called "science fiction" though.

I liked The Dispossessed also by Ursula Le Guin

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asg101 wrote

/r/anarchism has 800000 subs and /f/anarchism has 1200.

I have a feeling most people by now know the problems at /r, but are willing to sift through the corporate crap for gems that might never show up on /f. Until the participating numbers reach more parity, there is going to be more content and a bigger community at /r. It is the old "chicken and the egg" conundrum. I will keep visiting both for the foreseeable future, there is no reason that I can see to be exclusive either way.

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asg101 wrote

This article seems to deliberately ignore the methane hydrates being released as the permafrost retreats, and the clathrate deposits on the continental shelves, which add up to several times the amount of carbon released by human activity.

We can look at the end of the Permian era to see what the REAL consequences are from runaway global warming feedback loops.

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asg101 wrote

Excellent post, and that is my favorite quote for these times.

The Nazis brought millions to the ovens, and they have been regarded as monsters for generations. The companies and individuals that are bringing the ovens to billions should be regarded as infinitely worse.

Thank you for posting the information on who these monsters are.

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asg101 wrote

I agree, unfortunately humanity is taking most other species with it. The carbon cycle we have pushed the Earth into is the one that leads to most organic material sequestered under the oceans after all above ground carbon sources are dead from the heat. The Permian/Triassic extinction event is probably a good example of what we are looking at. Humanity might be able to dig deeper and faster than the creatures from that era whose fossils were found cooked to death in their burrows, but it is doubtful we will survive.

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asg101 wrote

They will survive slightly longer than the rest of us, but only until their photovoltaics systems and the air-scrubbers and aquaponic systems in their underground bunkers break down and there are no more of us around to fix them. In the geologic/evolutionary scale, they will die when they finish killing us.

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asg101 wrote

The feedback loops ALREADY underway make it pretty certain the planetary autoclave has been activated. The "perma"frost is melting and pockets of methane are exploding now. Rain-forests are drying out and bursting into flames. 12 years left to save Earth? In 12 years will we figure out how to travel back in time and assassinate the climate Hitlers that launched the omnicide?

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asg101 wrote

(Soon to be) Rotting fish slipped into pockets of expensive clothing comes to mind. Frozen fish up a sleeve? Or something that stains as it melts? Frozen fish guts in dye? Could be done fairly sneakily if practiced. I think most surveillance is targeted at taking stuff, not leaving stuff.

Fuck privileged perverts.

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