asg101

asg101 wrote

When I was young, losing wars got you some great consolation gifts. Japan and Germany got the Marshall Plan and brand new economies. When the U.S. lost Vietnam, they got Pho and Bahn Mi. Now, they lost Afghanistan to the Taliban and the Taliban have gone on and taken over Texas and the U.S. Supreme Court. Someone didn't cut a very good deal this time around.

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asg101 wrote

I miss civil liberties, including freedom of speech and freedom from illegal search and seizure at every turn. I miss a pre surveillance state society. I miss clean air, clean water, and a non-burning planet.

I don't miss cannabis prohibition and mass incarcerations because of using or growing a plant. I plan to make my remaining years the best they can be.

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asg101 wrote

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ACAB... the cops started as runaway slave hunters, and evolved into tools to keep the poor and working class permanently under the heel of the ruling class. There are no good cops as long as they swear to uphold unjust and discriminatory laws, and kidnap or kill people for victimless crimes, or just on a whim. With near zero consequences or any accountability.

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asg101 wrote

Extremely grateful to live in a post-prohibitionist country. Grew nearly three pounds of buds on my four legal plants last year, and they have kept me in less pain and in higher spirits. I have been sharing some in capsule form with cancer patients that have been able to sleep painlessly for the first time in months. Feels good man.

Now, if the idiots that think the pandemic is a hoax, and that they are too special to wear masks and follow the rules would just fuck off and let this covid shit die, things would be fine.

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asg101 wrote

But the endpoint of runaway global warming, factoring in all the feedback loops that have engaged now, is an autoclaved planet. Not much moving on from that. Maybe the elite will fly off somewhere else, or dig in to bunkers and wait for the burning to end, but most of us won't have that option.

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asg101 wrote

Earth works in cycles, you see it everywhere , There is a carbon cycle, hydrology cycle, predator/prey cycle. It looks like we are moving from the regular carbon cycle to a super carbon cycle. Runaway global warming has a natural end-point, that is outside of the normal live, die, renew, and moves into the release, saturate, sequester cycle of nearly all carbon being released into the environment by heat and fire, and then flushed into the oceans until the environment cools down again. We have seen evidence of this happening in the past. We won't enjoy the process, and unless someone figures out how to re-freeze the ice caps, we ain't stopping it.

As far as societal collapse? Some people are already living in collapse, more will join them until we are all experiencing it.

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asg101 wrote

Is it April fools day already? The description of one of the processes sounds like it takes an enormous amount of fuel and energy (including shipping CO2 and Methane around the world) to produce these diamonds, and they claim they are cutting pollution? I would love to see a real energy/resource audit of this stuff.

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