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  • Originally posted by redrover View Post

    You are right about this missing words. Since I had my stroke eleven years ago my left side is paralyzed including my hand which is useless... The vision in my left eye is fine straight ahead but I have a condition called left neglect which seriously limits my peripheral vision on my left side. I literally can not see a person standing next to me on my left side. Up until fairly recently I used to tell people if you are going to have a stoke do yourself a favor and die. I don't feel that way any more. So in conclusion yes every post is a challenge. I will try to do better. I realize that incoherent gibberish is annoying
    Thank you for the information (as well). I did not realize you were challenged in that way. Some in my family have suffered strokes and, you probably already know, it sucks.

    I will try to be more accommodating of your gibberish ... but not of the foolishness.


    • Originally posted by redrover View Post

      Thanks I'll try until the lower me into the cold cold ground. Oh I forgot Trump and Scott Pruitt took care of that problem. I'll hang in there until they lower into the toasty warm ground.
      Be happy that your remains can be interred in the upper reaches of Saskatchewan. Me? Cremation. Just wheel my cadaver out to the sidewalk on a nice summer day (then run back inside before it's too late). Fried eggs won't have anything on me.


      • Originally posted by radcentr View Post
        Be happy that your remains can be interred in the upper reaches of Saskatchewan. Me? Cremation. Just wheel my cadaver out to the sidewalk on a nice summer day (then run back inside before it's too late). Fried eggs won't have anything on me.
        I'm going to be cremated too mainly because I don't want my buddies to have to carry my 300 pounds. The second reason has to do with the fact the that sitting on the toilet is my favorite pastime. All my friends and relatives will each get a flush until my ashes are all bye-bye.




          • When will the alarmists give it up? Don't they know that president Trump says it's a hoax like the Russia investigation.


            • Originally posted by redrover View Post

              Last night my wife and I had friends over for dinner and the wife was a former earth science teacher so I sked her what she thought of the current state of the earth. She asked us when do we think they first began talking about the threat of global warning as a result of burning fossil fuels? None of us came close. She she said she learned in college that scientists started looking at the problem in the 19th century. Republican's will start looking at the problem when the Pacific ocean begins to inundate their living rooms.
              I wonder if that will ever happen (the Pacific Ocean inundating their living rooms): Not only have most of the conservatives (and a large portion of the Republicans) moved out of California making THEIR living rooms that much more difficult to reach (by the Pacific Ocean), but according to Algore, that was supposed to happen in 2013, so are we to continue expecting it in perpetuity?


              • Originally posted by redrover View Post

                When will the alarmists give it up? Don't they know that president Trump says it's a hoax like the Russia investigation.
                It IS a hoax like the "Russia investigation."

                It's a long running hoax, its been going on for a very long time. -


                • The Abyss of Woe - global war.. climate change.


                  Everywhere you turn, you are bombarded with concerns about climate change. Whether the weather is sunny, windy, hot, cold, dry, wet, blizzard-y, hurricane-y, or somewhere in between, climate change is the default reason for the season.

                  And climate change, we are told, is all our fault.

                  Humans especially the wasteful humans living in Western nations are solely to blame for anything and everything weather-related. Never mind geologic history depicting changes through time. Its always our fault.

                  The younger generations are fed a constant and never-ending diet of propaganda about climate change, from kindergarten through graduate school. Its pretty terrifying to realize that we are the first generation that knows we are destroying the world, and could be the last that can do anything about it, ..

                  The article then lists the usual small, everyday steps everyone can take to reduce their impact on the planet.

                  These individual actions are well and good, but such advice is usually followed by despair at how ineffective it is in the overall grand scheme of things. Can going paperless save the planet? Of course not. This doesnt mean you shouldnt go paperless, but you must also recognize the planets climate will continue to change and somehow, somehow, its all your fault. You exist, therefore youre to blame.

                  Now multiply this message a thousand-fold, and youll start to understand the lesson young people are internalizing. Theres never any HOPE that thanks to your green lifestyle, things will be OK. Rather, the message is one of hopelessness. No matter what you do, the planet is doomed.

                  ...every storm hitting the planet can be narrowed down to each individuals personal responsibility. Written in September of 2017, it states: Watching hurricanes rage through the Caribbean and United States this month has been deeply disturbing to the many people who believe that climate change plays a major role in the development of these mega-storms. Add to that the uncontrollable wildfires in Montana, British Columbia and Australia, catastrophic monsoons in Southeast Asia, and horrific mudslides in Africa, and the global situation often feels too overwhelming and depressing to comprehend.

                  And you yes, YOU are personally at fault for those mudslides in Africa and monsoons in Southeast Asia.

                  For many, this has resulted in extreme environmental anxiety, paired with a sense of profound helplessness, continues the article. A single persons lifestyle choices are puny in the face of planetary disruption. What can a person do to avoid feeling utterly inconsequential?

                  Im not dismissing the pain behind these words. Its genuine. There are even environmental psychologists out there who devote their careers to handling environmental melancholia.

                  Sufferers might try to avoid those feelings [of helplessness] by focusing obsessively on a behavior they believe can be effective, notes a Grist article entitled Climate anxiety doesnt have to ruin your life. Heres how to manage it. Thus, the environmentally woke can fall victim to recycling fanaticism, vegan evangelism, bicycle zealotry. The urge to convert others to the cause grows: If everyone knew the human-race-eliminating consequences of climate change, why wouldnt they take the actions to prevent them? Soon, youre bullying the not-yet-converted: You must do this too, you see because if you dont, well all die.'

                  ..this accounts for the hysteria behind activists behavior: their fanatical hatred of President Trump, their destruction of private property (butcher shops, cars, etc.) of anyone they believe does not display suitable environmental stewardship, and of course the more extreme eco-terrorists who engage in bombings, arson, tree spiking, etc. Many refuse to have children, not only because of the environmental impact of kids, but because they dont want their progeny to suffer from the catastrophic results of climate change.

                  When I was in college in the early 80s, it wasnt climate change that had everyone on edge, it was nuclear war. I remember being too terrified to watch a documentary on the subject, literally cowering on my bed while my roommates gathered to watch the television program. The world was spinning away from my control and I could do nothing nothing! to defuse the potential for conflicts among nations. These countries would fight with nuclear weapons, and we (the little people) would die. Thats what it came down to.

                  I wasnt alone in my despair. Those of a more melancholy disposition were suicidal, preferring to kill themselves in a planned and predictable manner rather than being incinerated by nuclear bombs beyond their control.

                  But thats no way to live a life when youre young not then (with nuclear war), and not now (with climate change).

                  To raise impressionable children to believe the problem is so massive that there is no hope is more than bad; its evil. (It also shows the dangers of science coupled with atheism, but thats another subject.) Its a form of mental torture: convincing young people theyre all going to die of something so far beyond their control that there is nothing they can do about it. Sure, you can convince them to live a zero-waste lifestyle and eat vegan; but is that enough to change the planet? Of course not. Ergo, the despair.

                  If thats not mental torture, I dont know what is.

                  This is why activism is so extreme. By focusing too strongly on the ethics of each personal lifestyle decision, I fear we lose many a would-be environmentalist who would support policy-level action to transition to a low carbon culture which in itself would do more to discourage fossil fuel use and overconsumption than any individual lifestyle decision ever will,..

                  The point of this column isnt to address whether or not climate change is man-made. The point is how far progressives are willing to go to send young people spiraling into an abyss of desolation about something over which they have no individual control beyond their lifestyle choices. If youre in a pit of despair, something is wrong not with the planet, but with your attitude. There are things that people can control and change, and things that they cannot, admits a Treehugger post.

                  And therein lies the key knowing what you can change and what you cant. You cannot change the behavior of anyone else all you can do is change your own behavior. Individual actions are enough, because its all you can do. You cannot be personally responsible for global problems so let it go. Take the weight of the world off your shoulders. As long as your lifestyle reflects your beliefs, youre good to go.