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« Reply #4380 on: June 20, 2019, 06:20:37 am »
He posted about being an incel on social media. Like, a lot.

He also posted about Qanon.

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« Reply #4381 on: June 30, 2019, 02:39:44 am »
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« Reply #4382 on: August 01, 2019, 10:00:46 pm »
I warned the humans.  You heard me do it.

https://www.apnews.com/65694195c91d4b62b275bd14a6955b4c
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« Reply #4383 on: August 01, 2019, 10:13:04 pm »
Welp, at least I didn't have time to grow attached to this planet.
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« Reply #4384 on: August 01, 2019, 10:14:51 pm »
You're going to get melted to a patch of rock, that's plenty of time and attachment.

Well, under it's under sea level.

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« Reply #4385 on: August 01, 2019, 10:25:24 pm »
You're going to get melted to a patch of rock, that's plenty of time and attachment.

Well, under it's under sea level.

Well, what's really awesome is the permafrost around the glacier.  Melt that, you get tons and tons of methane, which is carbon dioxide's big ugly brother when it comes to greenhouse gasses.

Not to mention the change in the ocean's alkalinity.
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« Reply #4386 on: August 01, 2019, 10:28:08 pm »
Yeah, and that's when we hit a 5C global temperature rise and civilization becomes impossible to sustain.

There's also this thing where methane gas gets trapped under the water, and comes up in giant, "kill everything" death bubbles.

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« Reply #4387 on: August 02, 2019, 01:34:28 am »
Yeah, and that's when we hit a 5C global temperature rise and civilization becomes impossible to sustain.

There's also this thing where methane gas gets trapped under the water, and comes up in giant, "kill everything" death bubbles.

Thing is, it's a race between the ocean currents destabilizing and then the big freeze, or the ocean going acidic and everything dying.
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« Reply #4388 on: August 02, 2019, 03:24:08 am »

It's a funny thought, that out of all the adjectives one could utilize to define the global transnational elite, besides "pigs", greedy, psychopathic, narcissistic, etc etc... one could add "nihilistic" to the list.

I know im a bit of a Nietzsche fanboy, but could this be the ultimate consequences of the "Death of God"? Ecological suicide, that is? I cant even grasp the whole implications or ramifications of this idea. On first thoughts this is the logical conclusion of mechanistic ideology, but what is that ideology but a slow and gradual replacement of religion as the centerpiece.
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« Reply #4389 on: August 02, 2019, 08:19:42 am »
There's a very Christian train of thought that says the earth was put here to be exploited by mankind, and that ecological disaster doesn't matter because only Heaven matters.

I think it comes from Calvinism, though I could be wrong.

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« Reply #4390 on: August 02, 2019, 03:08:40 pm »
There's a very Christian train of thought that says the earth was put here to be exploited by mankind, and that ecological disaster doesn't matter because only Heaven matters.

I think it comes from Calvinism, though I could be wrong.

Southern Baptists, really, at least as far as I have noticed.  Calvinists instead say that God did this on purpose to punish poor people with a declining standard of living.
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« Reply #4391 on: August 02, 2019, 03:09:09 pm »
Meanwhile, Captain Obvious has weighed in.

https://www.apnews.com/197dc9f0d2b44a5c8bbaea66ca7e9e2e
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« Reply #4392 on: August 02, 2019, 04:13:55 pm »
There's a very Christian train of thought that says the earth was put here to be exploited by mankind, and that ecological disaster doesn't matter because only Heaven matters.

I think it comes from Calvinism, though I could be wrong.

Southern Baptists, really, at least as far as I have noticed.  Calvinists instead say that God did this on purpose to punish poor people with a declining standard of living.

That could be it. I know it's bound up in that prosperity gospel bullshit either way.

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« Reply #4393 on: August 02, 2019, 06:36:42 pm »
It started with the Baptists, the original ones. The crazy bastards today come in a few flavors, including: God won’t let the Earth die, and the excellently Manichaean “this is paving the way to heaven on Earth by destroying the sin of the earth and we have to destroy it all before the Rapture.”

In practice they’re a mere step from the Batenburgers. Look them up. They’d be right at home in the USA.
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« Reply #4394 on: August 02, 2019, 09:55:43 pm »

In practice they’re a mere step from the Batenburgers.

At least they make nice cakes