whipskid

whipskid wrote

Livestock are the unnecessary middleman we should cut them out. If we just went straight to the source (plants) for our food we wouldn't be wasting our own resources running factory farms and growing more soy than even 10 billion vegans would need.

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whipskid wrote

We've chosen to grow plant food at scale just to feed a massive population of livestock whose lives we do not care for at all (evident by the living conditions we subject them to) just so that we can then eat the depressed animals ourselves. Their flesh contains way less energy than the calories in the feed which we fueled them with.

If we had just invested our energy into growing a variety of plant food for ourselves we wouldn't be using so much land, water, energy resources just to keep a population of billions of depressed and abused animals fed and fattened with soy and grains.

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whipskid wrote (edited )

I like to ride bicycle. I know well enough how to share the road with motor vehicles. Sometimes I'll ride fast and take the full lane, other times I'll cut through gridlock by lane splitting. I know what streets are best for cutting across which busy avenues and I've recognized patterns of predictable traffic flow. If I want to get across town fast I can take the path of least resistance which is usually a mix of riding along bike paths, down some empty residential or industrial roads, and racing cars down the main streets. I enjoy the creativity of picking an unconventional route and disobeying traffic laws in order to seek out pockets of space to stay away from other road users.

I wouldn't like to contribute to traffic so I try not to ride in it. Really there's so much space out on the road once you get used to picking the right routes, cutting across the busy streets, and knowing the patterns of traffic flow.

If I don't feel like riding fast, taking cuts, and sharing space with motor cars: sometimes I'll take the dedicated cycling routes in my city. I enjoy riding on the paths separate from motor traffic, but using the planned cycling streets with controlled intersections isn't usually my speed. It's not fun to hit a red light every block or to press the crosswalk button and wait 3 minutes. It seems there's never a break in traffic where a busy avenue crosses the planned cycling routes, but if you take the next street over there will be a moment to cut across the busy avenue.

I enjoy the channel Not Just Bikes for interesting videos about urban transport design. So many American cities seem so hopelessly dependent on motor cars though its sad. A road can connect two places but it will also destroy what was in between.

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whipskid wrote

Reply to comment by existential1 in Friday Freetalk by zoom_zip

yes let's get good rest not just longer sleep but by focusing on quality there's a lot of things that can affect sleep.

So to replace sugar with fresh fruits and veggies and alcohol with mindful preparation for sleep, and weed with meditation etc. by being straight edge you can allow other things into your life.

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whipskid wrote (edited )

well sure... lettuceLeafer is the same person as before: Vulgar_Soda, who is ziq. Raddle is simply the place where our thoughts and egos materialize into atomized users to mirror our emotions and debate with ourselves on the nuances of anarchy. Whether you share an idea so incendiary, that it then appears in one of ziq's essays or if ziq shares an article that inspires change in your own life, it is one and the same for we are all children of anarchy and we meet here to learn to see and allow the anarchy to grow in our own lives.

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whipskid wrote

Lmao awesome! There's been comments recently about pesky family members questioning about borrowed items and how to avoid suspicion when transitioning to eating higher quality food brands and expensiver clothings. Its funny to hear that your mom doesn't have suspicion or wonder about your choice to leave the house with a cereal box. What's your pretext for if she or someone asks why?

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whipskid wrote (edited )

But the car can only take you where the car has already been. You mentioned the mundane repetiveness of city landscapes. As more people have cars, the more similar everywhere becomes.

Ironically the machine sold on its ability to cover distances creates as much distance as it traverses. As more money is spent by motorists, the more places become out of reach by those who do not have cars. And what's left in between? More unsafe, empty, hateful streets you wish you did not have to drive through, more obstacles (other road users) and intersections you wish would get out of your way. Its no wonder people tend to daydream about the destination or "what's next?" while on the road. The actual experience of driving is depressing.

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whipskid wrote (edited )

You gain no satisfaction from all the space that is being so generously turned over to your use. You do not actually use the space even though you prevent us from using it, all you do is try to mitigate it by passing through it as quick as possible. As far as you are concerned you are never really in it at all, you just watch it go by, a boring television program projected onto your windscreen.

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whipskid wrote (edited )

Getting sick of the city and all of its horrible concrete. It's so obviously unsustainable. Most of urban area is used just to park cars or is ugly dead-space designated for going vroom zoom fast through. Where the hell are all these people going? To the next shopping mall? This place was not made for humans.

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whipskid wrote (edited )

Reply to Need suggestions by Kel22

You should post your bedsheets for sale on Facebook Marketplace/Craigslist and then do the 24-hour-Walmart-challenge and post a video of that to DTube

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whipskid wrote (edited )

Why is raddle recently buzzing chock-full of mosquito sympathizers? The users here are always looking for extremist positions to distance themselves from the mainstream culture. Why can't anarchists just accept the TRUTH that mosquito's are ANNOYING and spreaders of DEADLY diseases. I've gotten by just fine my whole life believing that we should wipe out the mosquito's off this planet once we have the laser technology to do so. There is literally dozens of other non-extinct birds 'n' bugs that provide enough ecological value to Earth and anyone who has anything positive to say about mosquito's, besides their role in preserving dinosaur DNA, is a LIER and a SUCKER.

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whipskid wrote (edited )

Actually Chromebooks don't come preinstalled with Linux. What you're referring to as Linux is actually Google slash Linux, or as I've recently taken to calling it Google plus Linux. Linux is not an ecosystem unto itself, but rather a free component of a fully functioning Google ecosystem, included on mobile, laptop and cloud.

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whipskid wrote (edited )

Isn't that what raddle is inherently? An anarchist discussion club where users compete to be the most anarcho-anarchist: the anarch-est form of anarchisms on this anarchist forum.

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