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    Here are a couple of things you might have missed: Vaccinated English adults under 60 are dying at twice the rate of unvaccinated people the same age

    Vaccinated English adults under 60 are dying at twice the rate of unvaccinated people the same age, and have been for six months. This chart may seem unbelievable or impossible, but it's correct, based on weekly data from the British government.
    Chickens Coming Home.

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    And then this old article which perfectly summarizes the intentions of the ruling elite: Avoiding a Climate Lockdown by Mariana Mazzucato - Project Syndicate

    Sep 22, 2020
    MARIANA MAZZUCATO
    The world is approaching a tipping point on climate change, when protecting the future of civilization will require dramatic interventions. Avoiding this scenario will require a green economic transformation – and thus a radical overhaul of corporate governance, finance, policy, and energy systems.

    LONDON – As COVID-19 spread earlier this year, governments introduced lockdowns in order to prevent a public-health emergency from spinning out of control. In the near future, the world may need to resort to lockdowns again – this time to tackle a climate emergency.

    Shifting Arctic ice, raging wildfires in western US states and elsewhere, and methane leaks in the North Sea are all warning signs that we are approaching a tipping point on climate change, when protecting the future of civilization will require dramatic interventions.

    Under a “climate lockdown,” governments would limit private-vehicle use, ban consumption of red meat, and impose extreme energy-saving measures, while fossil-fuel companies would have to stop drilling. To avoid such a scenario, we must overhaul our economic structures and do capitalism differently.1

    Many think of the climate crisis as distinct from the health and economic crises caused by the pandemic. But the three crises – and their solutions – are interconnected.

    COVID-19 is itself a consequence of environmental degradation: one recent study dubbed it “the disease of the Anthropocene.” Moreover, climate change will exacerbate the social and economic problems highlighted by the pandemic. These include governments’ diminishing capacity to address public-health crises, the private sector’s limited ability to withstand sustained economic disruption, and pervasive social inequality.

    These shortcomings reflect the distorted values underlying our priorities. For example, we demand the most from “essential workers” (including nurses, supermarket workers, and delivery drivers) while paying them the least. Without fundamental change, climate change will worsen such problems.

    The climate crisis is also a public-health crisis. Global warming will cause drinking water to degrade and enable pollution-linked respiratory diseases to thrive. According to some projections, 3.5 billion people globally will live in unbearable heat by 2070.

    Addressing this triple crisis requires reorienting corporate governance, finance, policy, and energy systems toward a green economic transformation. To achieve this, three obstacles must be removed: business that is shareholder-driven instead of stakeholder-driven, finance that is used in inadequate and inappropriate ways, and government that is based on outdated economic thinking and faulty assumptions.
    And the absurd drivel goes on and on. And people believe the pseudoscience, because it's fun, like going to an exciting movie.

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    And this is no longer amazing: Just a moment...

    ATHENS – Heat waves and climate change could drive tourists away from southern Europe in the summer – especially Greece and Cyprus – preferring cooler and less crowded places, a group of European Commission scientific advisors found.

    The findings came after analysis by the Joint Research Centre (JRC) that offered a grim prognosis of how the biggest revenue engines in the two countries could suffer potentially crushing losses if visitors turn away.

    That was reported by the Spanish newspaper El Pais which said that the country would also see a big drop in overnight stays because people can’t take the heat and will look elsewhere, other reports pointing to Scandinavia and Iceland.
    Perhaps the Greeks and the Spanish need to work on their economies, so they become less dependent on people who don't know the difference between Climate and The Weather.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenni View Post
    Good for you. I long ago decided that I am perfectly capable of enjoying an art form or presentation in spite of disagreement with the artist. For all I know, the guy is a dumb bastard who believes in sight words and long distance cardio and puts pineapple on his pizza. I don't care. I like the sound and feel of the song.

    That's about how I feel. I'm not going to agree very much with someone who is the type of person to be in politics. I'll settle for "headed approximately the same direction on a number of ideas." I'm open to changing my mind about the Hindu. But for now, your post pretty much sums it up for me.

    I can't have what I want. What I want is a leader who has done the shit he/she is asking us to do. I want a leader who's led troops into battle, survived hardship, had to self reflect and adapt to survive. I want someone self-possessed and driven enough that they can't be threatened or cajoled. That person doesn't exist in the political realm, probably. The choices are paltry and not worth us.

    Agreed. It's acceptable to point out that you are in fact being pissed on rather than rained on -- it's what you do after that that counts.
    "Don't piss down my back and tell me it's rainin."

    A quote from The Outlaw Josie Wales (Fletcher).

    I like it.

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    And I'm afraid it's too late for you poor bastards in the UK: 12ft |

    A Conservative councillor was arrested for an alleged hate crime after re-tweeting a video criticising how the police treated a Christian street preacher.

    Cllr Anthony Stevens, 50, from Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, told The Telegraph he was arrested at his home this month and escorted to a police station for questioning about tweets from his personal account, which has 76 followers.

    One tweet involved a video showing how police had treated the arrest of Christian preacher Oluwole Ilisanmi in Southgate, London, in 2019.

    A police officer snatched Mr Ilisanmi’s Bible after the preacher was accused of being Islamophobic. Mr Ilisanmi was later awarded 2,500 for wrongful arrest. The video, shared by Cllr Stevens in May, also showed footage of a police officer apparently stating that a Muslim preacher was allowed to preach on a high street.

    Cllr Stevens, a member of Wellingborough Town Council, said he was told by the police officers that the original tweet he had shared had been posted by a member of Britain First, the far Right political party. Cllr Stevens said he had not known this and had not known who Britain First were. He said he only re-posted the video as “disturbing evidence of religious discrimination in law enforcement”.

    Police also questioned why the Tory councillor had tweeted his support for Cllr King Lawal, a fellow Northamptonshire councillor, who has been “cancelled” for expressing his Christian beliefs in relation to LGBT issues, according to Cllr Stevens.
    When your police force will do ABSOLUTELY ANYTHING the government tells them to do, you no longer have an actual police force. And I hope you realize that anyone who has expressed an opinion about anything that is contrary to the Labour Party Narrative can no longer visit the UK, lest they be reported by a Labour Party Member to the local police and arrested for thought crimes. This should have some effect on tourism. I can never go there, for example.

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    And does there exist anywhere in America a more embarrassing mess than Mitt Romney?

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    Biden doesn't count.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Rippetoe View Post
    And does there exist anywhere in America a more embarrassing mess than Mitt Romney?

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    Biden doesn't count.
    A close call between, John Kerry, AOC, and Maxine Waters, but Kamala is the GOAT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Rippetoe View Post
    And this is no longer amazing: Just a moment...



    Perhaps the Greeks and the Spanish need to work on their economies, so they become less dependent on people who don't know the difference between Climate and The Weather.
    People will most assuredly not replace a glossy in Greece with a holiday in Scandinavia, this is one thing I can predict with absolute certainty.

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    A bunch of Californian billionaires (Reid Hoffman, Marc Andreessen, Laurene Powell Jobs, Patrick and John Collison, Michael Moritz, etc.) have purchased $800M of rural land in Solano County, and plan to create a mini-civilization. The project is being overseen by a 36-year-old former Goldman Sachs trader.

    When this falls apart, maybe they’ll realize the problem with American cities isn’t the cities, it’s them.

    https://archive.ph/ywLTg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenni View Post
    ..Agreed. It's acceptable to point out that you are in fact being pissed on rather than rained on -- it's what you do after that that counts.
    Victimhood whines for somebody else to fix your problems; it asks for handouts.

    Justice requires heated words backed by vigorous action to address wrongs; overcoming injustice by your own hand.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Rippetoe View Post
    And does there exist anywhere in America a more embarrassing mess than Mitt Romney?

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    Why are his legs so skinny?
    Is he ill?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yngvi View Post
    Why are his legs so skinny? Is he ill?
    I think it's just the crisply pressed slacks. Surely he's not also a little twink?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shiva Kaul View Post
    A bunch of Californian billionaires (Reid Hoffman, Marc Andreessen, Laurene Powell Jobs, Patrick and John Collison, Michael Moritz, etc.) have purchased $800M of rural land in Solano County, and plan to create a mini-civilization. The project is being overseen by a 36-year-old former Goldman Sachs trader.

    When this falls apart, maybe they’ll realize the problem with American cities isn’t the cities, it’s them.

    https://archive.ph/ywLTg
    This is hilarious. We won't even build a gym in California because of the regulatory environment, and these idiots want to build a CITY. How can people this detached from reality accumulate so much wealth?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Rippetoe View Post
    Here are a couple of things you might have missed: Vaccinated English adults under 60 are dying at twice the rate of unvaccinated people the same age
    Chickens Coming Home.
    For the sake of credibility: Those vaccinated may have done so for a reason (health problems vs. "I'm healthy and therefor do not need vaccine") thereby skewing the death rate some. Unhealthy people die more than healthy people.

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