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February 7, 2023 16:06:23
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Oh absolutely agree, it’s 100% gorgeous. I have been there. It could be a hellish place, and I’d still want to stay, if only for THE CHOKLOT. I don’t know what I was watching, but some indigenous woman in Africa was asked if she wanted to go to the USA for free. The response: **“You mean the place… where people jump from skyscrapers in order to commit suicide??!”**
February 7, 2023 16:06:09
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LOL this is a verbose yet poorly written article. It never clearly states the actual impact on the weather that normal people care about. I found the comments in this thread to be way more informative.
February 7, 2023 15:32:23
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It's like no one is listening. Everyone here where I live seems to be stuck in this collective brain fog, either unable or unwilling to connect the dots of all the warning signs at play. I'm mostly dependent on my parent's income, looking for work after college and the job market here is so predatory. I don't know what to do or how much time I have left to even save or prepare. I don't know what to even work towards because the future seems so alien to what I've been taught to prepare for my whole life. There's too many factors at play, it's like trying to navigate a mind field. I can't grow my own food, I don't have my own land because we're renting, my mom is sic and the weather here is way off. I don't even have a car and public transportation is so grossly neglected here, I'll probably be forced to work towards getting one soon which will eat into my plans, savings and living expenses. I'm trying to get my family to open their eyes to the situation but they just write me off as paranoid or too pessimistic for my age. I genuinely don't know what to do anymore, the future looks so bleak and depressing, I'm struggling to find the motivation to keep going. I don't think the developed world understands what we've sacrificed in terms of nature, simplicity, sustainability and community. I never wanted much in life but to simply exist without all these pointless obligations entrenched in a system that is exploitative and unsustainable. Yet I feel helpless to do anything about it. The irreversible damage this "society" has done to it's people and the planet makes me wish I was never born. Now because of it theres so much to do in such little time. I'm trying to prepare, follow and write down some tips and guides in the meantime, but it's discouraging when everyone treats you like a delusional nut.
February 7, 2023 15:31:06
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Revolution: Scale, Efficacy, and Impact in the modern worldI see a lot of talk about how a revolution is necessary for the change needed to slow or stop the global collapse of food, medicine, and supply chains, if not just local policy and governance. It always reignites a thought in me that started to really take hold years ago when the occupy Wall Street shit was at full steam. Again with the large BLM protests across the US and events like them. It feels like the system at large is designed now not just to tolerate these displays, but fully accounts for managing them in their calculus of power. With the news media control, short news cycle / attention span, the structure of our economy, and the ubiquity of large militarized police forces, it feels like the the idea that any meaningful revolutionary change is nipped in the bud before protest movements even have boots in the streets. Is there a critical mass of people necessary that hasn’t been hit? Is there actions the people in the street need to take that they havent? Is protest just unable to inspire meaningful revolution without a high degree of sustained violence and destruction? I abstractly agree with the idea of a necessary revolutionary change, but I just don’t see how it can get started these days. The big players don’t seem to really care if you spend a few weeks every summer waving signs and breaking windows, because they know you’ll need to pay rent the next month and can jail or kill or disappear you if your actions take on a larger scope or scale of damage. What does it actually take these days? For the bot: This is related to collapse because collapse often inspires attempts at revolution aimed to stop it, and there’s a lot of talking and marching every year.
February 7, 2023 15:30:46
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I mean, yeah, it's stupid, but if they defaulted on the debt and didn't pay it back, the global economy would crash and the dollar would become worthless. It would be worse than the Great Depression. Defaulting is a very bad idea, it's economic and political suicide.
February 7, 2023 15:30:42
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Alaska is one of the harsher environments on the planet. I think your lack of actual knowledge on this subject is shining through. Still, plenty of animals and plants thrive in the wild there, and the natives did too before we colonized it. The rest of your comment is more of the same drivel. No, most animals are not suffering all day and living in a brutal world. Most animals are enjoying their lives. I’ve already shown you this. The evidence for humans is even more robust, so I’ll link that here as well. >"Hunter-gatherers do not experience short, nasty, and brutish lives as some earlier scholars have suggested (Vallois 1961). Instead, there appears to be a characteristic life span for Homo sapiens, in that on average, human bodies function well for about seven decades. These seven decades start with high infant mortality rates that rapidly decline through childhood, followed by a period in which mortality remains essentially the same to about 40 years. After this period, mortality rates rise steadily until around 70 years of age (Gurven and Kaplan 2007). Of course, mortality rates differ geographically and temporally, especially in the risks of violent deaths and disease. However, these differences are minimal when compared on a global scale, and the mortality..." https://link.springer.com/referenceworkentry/10.1007%2F978-3-319-16999-6_2352-1 https://www.sc.edu/uofsc/posts/2022/08/conversation-old-age-is-not-a-modern-phenomenon.php https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20181002-how-long-did-ancient-people-live-life-span-versus-longevity I agree that there is a higher juvenile mortality rate in nature for a lot of creatures. Again, we’re talking about averages and overall quality. You are looking at a small minority of events and trying to pretend like it’s the majority, while I am looking at the majority of time and you are trying to diminish it to being a small amount. Ironic, to be sure. Nature is fundamentally a happy, thriving, vibrant place, with *moments* of suffering. Not a brutal, harsh, suffering place with moments of happiness. Everything you’re citing as bad in nature, which again is a small minority of the time, is multiplied tenfold in the third world that we are exploiting for our consumption, our in our own countries with things like ‘cancer alleys’ and blue baby syndrome. u/robertpaulsen1992 mind linking that source you have about animal life expectancy in captivity vs the wild?
February 7, 2023 15:30:13
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As scary as bird flu is. Its the prion disease in white tail deer we need to be afraid of. We should be culling them all. To the point of extinction. If you knew anything about prions you would be changing your underwear right now. You cannot kill prions. They live on anything they come in contact with for years, years!
February 7, 2023 15:29:32
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I mean, yeah, it's stupid, but if they defaulted on the debt and didn't pay it back, the global economy would crash and the dollar would become worthless. It would be worse than the Great Depression. Defaulting is a very bad idea, it's economic and political suicide.
February 7, 2023 15:27:20
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February 7, 2023 15:24:20
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Revolution: Scale, Efficacy, and Impact in the modern worldI see a lot of talk about how a revolution is necessary for the change needed to slow or stop the global collapse of food, medicine, and supply chains, if not just local policy and governance. It always reignites a thought in me that started to really take hold years ago when the occupy Wall Street shit was at full steam. Again with the large BLM protests across the US and events like them. It feels like the system at large is designed now not just to tolerate these displays, but fully accounts for managing them in their calculus of power. With the news media control, short news cycle / attention span, the structure of our economy, and the ubiquity of large militarized police forces, it feels like the the idea that any meaningful revolutionary change is nipped in the bud before protest movements even have boots in the streets. Is there a critical mass of people necessary that hasn’t been hit? Is there actions the people in the street need to take that they havent? Is protest just unable to inspire meaningful revolution without a high degree of sustained violence and destruction? I abstractly agree with the idea of a necessary revolutionary change, but I just don’t see how it can get started these days. The big players don’t seem to really care if you spend a few weeks every summer waving signs and breaking windows, because they know you’ll need to pay rent the next month and can jail or kill or disappear you if your actions take on a larger scope or scale of damage. What does it actually take these days? For the bot: This is related to collapse because collapse often inspires attempts at revolution aimed to stop it, and there’s a lot of talking and marching every year.
February 7, 2023 15:09:37
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As scary as bird flu is. Its the prion disease in white tail deer we need to be afraid of. We should be culling them all. To the point of extinction. If you knew anything about prions you would be changing your underwear right now. You cannot kill prions. They live on anything they come in contact with for years, years!
February 7, 2023 15:02:57
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Alaska is one of the harsher environments on the planet. I think your lack of actual knowledge on this subject is shining through. Still, plenty of animals and plants thrive in the wild there, and the natives did too before we colonized it. The rest of your comment is more of the same drivel. No, most animals are not suffering all day and living in a brutal world. Most animals are enjoying their lives. I’ve already shown you this. The evidence for humans is even more robust, so I’ll link that here as well. >"Hunter-gatherers do not experience short, nasty, and brutish lives as some earlier scholars have suggested (Vallois 1961). Instead, there appears to be a characteristic life span for Homo sapiens, in that on average, human bodies function well for about seven decades. These seven decades start with high infant mortality rates that rapidly decline through childhood, followed by a period in which mortality remains essentially the same to about 40 years. After this period, mortality rates rise steadily until around 70 years of age (Gurven and Kaplan 2007). Of course, mortality rates differ geographically and temporally, especially in the risks of violent deaths and disease. However, these differences are minimal when compared on a global scale, and the mortality..." https://link.springer.com/referenceworkentry/10.1007%2F978-3-319-16999-6_2352-1 https://www.sc.edu/uofsc/posts/2022/08/conversation-old-age-is-not-a-modern-phenomenon.php https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20181002-how-long-did-ancient-people-live-life-span-versus-longevity I agree that there is a higher juvenile mortality rate in nature for a lot of creatures. Again, we’re talking about averages and overall quality. You are looking at a small minority of events and trying to pretend like it’s the majority, while I am looking at the majority of time and you are trying to diminish it to being a small amount. Ironic, to be sure. Nature is fundamentally a happy, thriving, vibrant place, with *moments* of suffering. Not a brutal, harsh, suffering place with moments of happiness. Everything you’re citing as bad in nature, which again is a small minority of the time, is multiplied tenfold in the third world that we are exploiting for our consumption, our in our own countries with things like ‘cancer alleys’ and blue baby syndrome. u/robertpaulsen1992 mind linking that source you have about animal life expectancy in captivity vs the wild?
February 7, 2023 14:59:27
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How can you literally say that, you say the earth isn't harsh but I guarantee you that you couldn't survive in even Alaska (one of the markedly easier places to live) by yourself without all the modern amenities that the society you call a cancerous tumor provides you. You see animals full of parasites, skin and bones, disease ridden playing and you say they are happy, you see them drinking from tainted water and unable to control that while starving to death and call them healthy. Who cares if the absolute most fit ones survive when they have to watch others of their kind be eaten alive? Every day they have to be prepared to run for their lives. Most wild animals have parasites inside them that eat them from the inside out during their entire lives. There isn't any health care for these animals either. Like you have. You don't think predators wouldn't love to eat any prey animal they could? Do you think they specifically go after the old and sick for the shots and giggle? They go after them cause their easier targets. Imagine it in human terms, your child would have to always ready to run for their literal lives at any given moment. You can't change what happens every day in the wild. You can put a happy perspective on it but right now animals are starving to death, dying of thirst, being killed or dying of disease. https://www.wildanimalinitiative.org/blog/cause-of-death-3 " They found that natural causes of death (predation, disease, starvation), especially predation, were common among juvenile animals irrespective of their species’ typical adult body size. For mammals and reptiles, predation was roughly twice as frequent in juveniles as in adults, with predation accounting for more than 95% of documented deaths of juvenile reptiles" Do you think that sounds like a non-harsh world?
February 7, 2023 14:59:02
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Global warming after a nuclear war?Questions from the makers of TV series (with no budget allowance for science consultants, as usual, as always). Nuclear winter concept is based on flawed data, such as that cities are made of wood and paper, like Hiroshima was. There are more. Will in reality what will happen is a global warming? Will it be strong enough to kill crops in Northern states? Assuming the land is unharmed. After how many months will this dramatic rise of temperature happen? What calorie-rich crops can survive? What can with limited irrigation? Rainfall will drop dramatically, right? Tough questions, but that's why we need help, can't just google them, we tried a lot.
February 7, 2023 14:56:10
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Full article: As the world is just beginning to recover from the devastation of Covid-19, it is facing the possibility of a pandemic of a far more deadly pathogen. Bird flu — known more formally as avian influenza — has long hovered on the horizons of scientists’ fears. This pathogen, especially the H5N1 strain, hasn’t often infected humans, but when it has, 56 percent of those known to have contracted it have died. Its inability to spread easily, if at all, from one person to another has kept it from causing a pandemic. But things are changing. The virus, which has long caused outbreaks among poultry, is infecting more and more migratory birds, allowing it to spread more widely, even to various mammals, raising the risk that a new variant could spread to and among people. Alarmingly, it was recently reported that a mutant H5N1 strain was not only infecting minks at a fur farm in Spain but also most likely spreading among them, unprecedented among mammals. Even worse, the mink’s upper respiratory tract is exceptionally well suited to act as a conduit to humans, Thomas Peacock, a virologist who has studied avian influenza, told me. The world needs to act now, before H5N1 has any chance of becoming a devastating pandemic. We have many of the tools that are needed, including vaccines. What’s missing is a sense of urgency and immediate action. The best defense against a new deadly pathogen is aggressively suppressing early outbreaks, which first requires detecting them quickly. The United States, the World Health Organization and global health officials already have influenza surveillance networks, but many avian influenza experts told me they don’t think the networks are functioning well enough given the threat level. Such surveillance would need to prioritize people in the poultry industry but also expand beyond that. Thijs Kuiken, an expert in avian influenza at Erasmus University Medical Center in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, says farms for pigs — another species susceptible to influenza — should also be surveilled for bird flu. People interacting with wild birds and animals, as well as susceptible species of pets like ferrets, are also at higher risk. It’s not enough to detect, though: Suppression would require a major effort and global coordination. Unfortunately, mink farms must be shut down — even if it means killing the minks. They are typically killed anyway for their fur at about 6 months of age. It’s hard to imagine a better way to incubate and spread a deadly virus than letting it evolve among tens of thousands of animals with an upper respiratory tract similar to ours crowded together. When the coronavirus infected Danish mink farms in 2020 and the minks generated new variants that then infected humans, the efforts to save the industry were futile because the outbreaks were uncontrollable. If different strains of flu have infected the same person simultaneously, the strains can swap gene segments and give rise to new, more transmissible ones. If a mink farmworker with the flu also gets infected by H5N1, that may be all it takes to ignite a pandemic. To avoid this, quick testing should be widely available and easy to obtain globally, especially for poultry workers and people handling wild birds or other wildlife. And current testing capabilities should be quickly expanded. There are 91 public health labs in the United States that can test for H5 influenza. Positive results are sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, where further analyses can detect H5N1 within about 48 hours. But plans should be in place to increase the amount of tests and testing facilities in case demand ramps up. Perhaps the best news is that we have several H5N1 vaccines already approved by the Food and Drug Administration whose safety and immune response have been studied. The U.S. government has a small H5N1 vaccine stockpile, but it would be nowhere near enough if a serious outbreak occurred. The current plan is to mass-produce them if and when such an outbreak occurs, based on the particular variant involved. There are several problems, though, with this approach even under the best-case scenarios. Producing hundreds of millions of doses of a new vaccine could take six months or more. Worryingly, all but one of the approved vaccines are produced by incubating each dose in an egg. The U.S. government keeps hundreds of thousands of chickens in secret farms with bodyguards. (It’s true!) But the bodyguards are presumably there to fend off terror attacks, not a virus. Relying on chickens to produce vaccines against a virus that has a 90 percent to 100 percent fatality rate among poultry has the makings of the most unfunny which-came-first, the-chicken-or-the-egg riddle. The only company with an F.D.A.-approved non-egg-based H5N1 vaccine expects to be able to produce 150 million doses within six months of the declaration of a pandemic. But there are seven billion people in the world. The mRNA-based platforms used to make two of the Covid vaccines also don’t depend on eggs. Scott Hensley, an influenza expert at the University of Pennsylvania, told me that those vaccines can be mass-produced faster, in as little as three months. There are currently no approved mRNA vaccines for influenza, but efforts to make one should be expedited. If the W.H.O. is to take the lead in expanding global vaccine manufacturing, it needs the support of wealthy countries and the cooperation of large pharmaceutical companies that have the patents and know-how. A big challenge to stockpiling flu vaccines is that they can lose potency over time and need updating as new variants arise. The U.S. government is skeptical about creating a large stockpile, fearing that stored vaccines may not be effective against whatever strain became pandemic, and worries that stockpiles will expire anyway. Officials also have faith that they can get new flu vaccines mass-produced rapidly. Many influenza experts told me that older vaccines could still provide some protection against severe outcomes or death. Peter Palese, a professor of microbiology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, who established the first genetic maps for influenza A, B and C viruses, told me that such stockpiles would be especially useful for essential workers. In 2017, the C.D.C. found that the H5N1 vaccine made in 2004 and 2005 helped protect ferrets against an H5N2 virus in 2014. Investigations in 2006 showed that 80 percent of the U.S. stockpile of earlier H5N1 vaccines were still potent a full year after their expected one-year shelf life had passed. In 2019, another study found that H5N1 vaccines produced as early as 2004 were still potent a full 12 years later.
February 7, 2023 14:55:59
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Grossly UnpreparedIt's like no one is listening. Everyone here where I live seems to be stuck in this collective brain fog, either unable or unwilling to connect the dots of all the warning signs at play. I'm mostly dependent on my family income, looking for work and the job market here is so predatory. I don't know what to do or how much time I have left to even save or prepare. I don't know what to even work towards because the future seems so alien to what I've been taught to prepare for my whole life. There's too many factors at play, it's like trying to navigate a mind field. I can't grow my own food, I don't have my own land because we're renting, my mom is sick, I don't even have a car and public transportation is so grossly neglected here, I'll probably be forced to work towards getting one soon which will eat into my plans and living expenses. I'm trying to get my family to open their eyes to the situation but they just write me off as paranoid or too pessimistic for my age. I genuinely don't know what to do anymore, the future looks so bleak and depressing, I'm struggling to find the motivation to survive. I don't think the developed world understands what we've sacrificed, nature, simplicity, sustainability, security and community. I never wanted much in life all I want is to simply exist without all these pointless obligations in line with that of capitalism in consumerism, it is unsustainable. Yet I feel helpless to do anything about it. The irreversible damage this society has done to it's people and the planet makes me almost wish I was never born.
February 7, 2023 14:55:52
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Grossly UnpreparedIt's like no one is listening. Everyone here where I live seems to be stuck in this collective brain fog, either unable or unwilling to connect the dots of all the warning signs at play. I'm mostly dependent on my family income, looking for work and the job market here is so predatory. I don't know what to do or how much time I have left to even save or prepare. I don't know what to even work towards because the future seems so alien to what I've been taught to prepare for my whole life. There's too many factors at play, it's like trying to navigate a mind field. I can't grow my own food, I don't have my own land because we're renting, my mom is sick, I don't even have a car and public transportation is so grossly neglected here, I'll probably be forced to work towards getting one soon which will eat into my plans and living expenses. I'm trying to get my family to open their eyes to the situation but they just write me off as paranoid or too pessimistic for my age. I genuinely don't know what to do anymore, the future looks so bleak and depressing, I'm struggling to find the motivation to survive. I don't think the developed world understands what we've sacrificed, nature, simplicity, sustainability, security and community. I never wanted much in life all I want is to simply exist without all these pointless obligations in line with that of capitalism in consumerism, it is unsustainable. Yet I feel helpless to do anything about it. The irreversible damage this society has done to it's people and the planet makes me almost wish I was never born.
February 7, 2023 14:55:27
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Anyone reading the new novel "The Deluge" by Stephen Markey?It's dystopian climate fiction. I made it about halfway through Kim Stanley Robinson's "Ministry for The Future" and less of Stephenson's "Terminal Shock", but this one has grittier characters and I think he nailed the spirit of the regions in the book. I'm no literary critic, and I think the evolution of the political parties he describes is unlikely, but it's an intense ride. Your takes on it? Edit: relates to collapse because some serious shit goes down in it.
February 7, 2023 14:55:08
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February 7, 2023 14:55:07
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BBC Panorama - Is “The Cloud” damaging our planet?Submission Statement: Interesting documentary by the BBC on the energy consumption of data centres; i.e “The Cloud” if you have a spare 30mins. Originally aired 06/02/2023 or 02/06/2023 https://youtu.be/f_nhdmWT-sc Estimates from the documentary state that currently “The Cloud” could be using between 0.25% and 1.5% of all global energy. This on the surface may not sound like much to some, however the trend of saving photos and videos to the cloud forever especially with apps like YouTube and TikTok, (yes I do appreciate the irony!) has increased dramatically and exponentially in the last 10 years. This is related to the collapse of society, as these data centres use vast amounts of energy to run as well as water to cool, both resources of which are now in much higher demand globally, resulting in further physical decline of global ecosystems. One data centre can use as much electricity as a large town in the United Kingdom for example. The demand for these data centres is increasing rapidly due to usage and I’d imagine also improved quality of digital media, higher resolutions etc. Impacts of these data centres locally vary from location to location, examples are limiting new housing due to unforeseen energy demands in the area and reduced water supplies / usage caps. Are the demands of our virtual world eroding our physical reality..?
February 7, 2023 14:54:09
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BBC Panorama - Is “The Cloud” damaging our planet?Submission Statement: Interesting documentary by the BBC on the energy consumption of data centres; i.e “The Cloud” if you have a spare 30mins. Originally aired 06/02/2023 or 02/06/2023 https://youtu.be/f_nhdmWT-sc Estimates from the documentary state that currently “The Cloud” could be using between 0.25% and 1.5% of all global energy. This on the surface may not sound like much to some, however the trend of saving photos and videos to the cloud forever especially with apps like YouTube and TikTok, (yes I do appreciate the irony!) has increased dramatically and exponentially in the last 10 years. This is related to the collapse of society, as these data centres use vast amounts of energy to run as well as water to cool, both resources of which are now in much higher demand globally, resulting in further physical decline of global ecosystems. One data centre can use as much electricity as a large town in the United Kingdom for example. The demand for these data centres is increasing rapidly due to usage and I’d imagine also improved quality of digital media, higher resolutions etc. Impacts of these data centres locally vary from location to location, examples are limiting new housing due to unforeseen energy demands in the area and reduced water supplies / usage caps. Are the demands of our virtual world eroding our physical reality..?
February 7, 2023 14:53:56
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Geopolitical Implications of Türkiye Earthquakes?What do you guys think the geopolitical implications the Türkiye earthquakes might be? Türkiye has a large a large Syrian refugee population. The Turkish lira has suffered from record inflation these past years. Türkiye’s position in NATO has had Erdogan saber rattling for military supplies. Now with these earthquakes Türkiye is in a more precarious position than ever before.
February 7, 2023 14:51:46
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I was commenting on the fact that reddit’s code *CLEEEARLY* ruined the formatting of my comment. God. Ew. You people.
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Actually, BP is only doing this because you're a doomer. Thanks a lot.
February 7, 2023 14:50:01
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The De-Population Bomb | US Demographics in Decline, What Will that Mean for American Society and their Economy
February 7, 2023 14:48:13
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February 7, 2023 14:47:58
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February 7, 2023 14:46:18
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Exactly. I mean shieeeettt… if Jacobin and Adbusters work great on mobile, I see no reasonable excuse for this “apokalupsis” website to not function. Even text-only would be appreciated, but navigating that piece of shit was an absolute holocaust to the digital senses. One might call it a technopocalypse. Ew.
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Totalitarian dictatorship is still alive in Russia, Iran, Cuba, North Korea, etc.
February 7, 2023 14:45:21
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A doomer clown is still better than a boomer clown, in my books… plus, assuming a person has the ability to critically analyze media information, they should be able to learn *quite a lot* from McFearson — after sifting through his weird philosophical tangents and ever-changing timelines. There’s a huge amount of good in there, he does a fantastic job of synthesizing and simmering large quantities of data & research. I speculate that the mods would rather not throw out the mustache with the bath water. Don’t forget — many of us ended up here because of Feary McFearson, the vast majority of his assertions *are* accurate, *and* there’s a pretty high chance that the SA allegations were in fact an intentional smear campaign. The last part I don’t actually know enough to have an opinion on, but the man now has literally nothing left to lose, and I do also McFear that “getting rid of him” on this sub may have dire, analogous, real-world consequences.
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Richard Wolff on the decline of the US empire. Comparing and contrasting US GDP vs China vs Russia and discussing how denial is feeding societal divisions.
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I need someone to tell me this just weather, and it happens every year.
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The following submission statement was provided by /u/stalksandblondes: --- Full article: As the world is just beginning to recover from the devastation of Covid-19, it is facing the possibility of a pandemic of a far more deadly pathogen. Bird flu — known more formally as avian influenza — has long hovered on the horizons of scientists’ fears. This pathogen, especially the H5N1 strain, hasn’t often infected humans, but when it has, 56 percent of those known to have contracted it have died. Its inability to spread easily, if at all, from one person to another has kept it from causing a pandemic. But things are changing. The virus, which has long caused outbreaks among poultry, is infecting more and more migratory birds, allowing it to spread more widely, even to various mammals, raising the risk that a new variant could spread to and among people. Alarmingly, it was recently reported that a mutant H5N1 strain was not only infecting minks at a fur farm in Spain but also most likely spreading among them, unprecedented among mammals. Even worse, the mink’s upper respiratory tract is exceptionally well suited to act as a conduit to humans, Thomas Peacock, a virologist who has studied avian influenza, told me. The world needs to act now, before H5N1 has any chance of becoming a devastating pandemic. We have many of the tools that are needed, including vaccines. What’s missing is a sense of urgency and immediate action. The best defense against a new deadly pathogen is aggressively suppressing early outbreaks, which first requires detecting them quickly. The United States, the World Health Organization and global health officials already have influenza surveillance networks, but many avian influenza experts told me they don’t think the networks are functioning well enough given the threat level. Such surveillance would need to prioritize people in the poultry industry but also expand beyond that. Thijs Kuiken, an expert in avian influenza at Erasmus University Medical Center in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, says farms for pigs — another species susceptible to influenza — should also be surveilled for bird flu. People interacting with wild birds and animals, as well as susceptible species of pets like ferrets, are also at higher risk. It’s not enough to detect, though: Suppression would require a major effort and global coordination. Unfortunately, mink farms must be shut down — even if it means killing the minks. They are typically killed anyway for their fur at about 6 months of age. It’s hard to imagine a better way to incubate and spread a deadly virus than letting it evolve among tens of thousands of animals with an upper respiratory tract similar to ours crowded together. When the coronavirus infected Danish mink farms in 2020 and the minks generated new variants that then infected humans, the efforts to save the industry were futile because the outbreaks were uncontrollable. If different strains of flu have infected the same person simultaneously, the strains can swap gene segments and give rise to new, more transmissible ones. If a mink farmworker with the flu also gets infected by H5N1, that may be all it takes to ignite a pandemic. To avoid this, quick testing should be widely available and easy to obtain globally, especially for poultry workers and people handling wild birds or other wildlife. And current testing capabilities should be quickly expanded. There are 91 public health labs in the United States that can test for H5 influenza. Positive results are sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, where further analyses can detect H5N1 within about 48 hours. But plans should be in place to increase the amount of tests and testing facilities in case demand ramps up. Perhaps the best news is that we have several H5N1 vaccines already approved by the Food and Drug Administration whose safety and immune response have been studied. The U.S. government has a small H5N1 vaccine stockpile, but it would be nowhere near enough if a serious outbreak occurred. The current plan is to mass-produce them if and when such an outbreak occurs, based on the particular variant involved. There are several problems, though, with this approach even under the best-case scenarios. Producing hundreds of millions of doses of a new vaccine could take six months or more. Worryingly, all but one of the approved vaccines are produced by incubating each dose in an egg. The U.S. government keeps hundreds of thousands of chickens in secret farms with bodyguards. (It’s true!) But the bodyguards are presumably there to fend off terror attacks, not a virus. Relying on chickens to produce vaccines against a virus that has a 90 percent to 100 percent fatality rate among poultry has the makings of the most unfunny which-came-first, the-chicken-or-the-egg riddle. The only company with an F.D.A.-approved non-egg-based H5N1 vaccine expects to be able to produce 150 million doses within six months of the declaration of a pandemic. But there are seven billion people in the world. The mRNA-based platforms used to make two of the Covid vaccines also don’t depend on eggs. Scott Hensley, an influenza expert at the University of Pennsylvania, told me that those vaccines can be mass-produced faster, in as little as three months. There are currently no approved mRNA vaccines for influenza, but efforts to make one should be expedited. If the W.H.O. is to take the lead in expanding global vaccine manufacturing, it needs the support of wealthy countries and the cooperation of large pharmaceutical companies that have the patents and know-how. A big challenge to stockpiling flu vaccines is that they can lose potency over time and need updating as new variants arise. The U.S. government is skeptical about creating a large stockpile, fearing that stored vaccines may not be effective against whatever strain became pandemic, and worries that stockpiles will expire anyway. Officials also have faith that they can get new flu vaccines mass-produced rapidly. Many influenza experts told me that older vaccines could still provide some protection against severe outcomes or death. Peter Palese, a professor of microbiology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, who established the first genetic maps for influenza A, B and C viruses, told me that such stockpiles would be especially useful for essential workers. In 2017, the C.D.C. found that the H5N1 vaccine made in 2004 and 2005 helped protect ferrets against an H5N2 virus in 2014. Investigations in 2006 showed that 80 percent of the U.S. stockpile of earlier H5N1 vaccines were still potent a full year after their expected one-year shelf life had passed. In 2019, another study found that H5N1 vaccines produced as early as 2004 were still potent a full 12 years later. --- Please reply to OP's comment here: https://old.reddit.com/r/collapse/comments/10w8ilb/opinion_an_even_deadlier_pandemic_could_soon_be/j7ln9nn/
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The following submission statement was provided by /u/stalksandblondes: --- Full article: As the world is just beginning to recover from the devastation of Covid-19, it is facing the possibility of a pandemic of a far more deadly pathogen. Bird flu — known more formally as avian influenza — has long hovered on the horizons of scientists’ fears. This pathogen, especially the H5N1 strain, hasn’t often infected humans, but when it has, 56 percent of those known to have contracted it have died. Its inability to spread easily, if at all, from one person to another has kept it from causing a pandemic. But things are changing. The virus, which has long caused outbreaks among poultry, is infecting more and more migratory birds, allowing it to spread more widely, even to various mammals, raising the risk that a new variant could spread to and among people. Alarmingly, it was recently reported that a mutant H5N1 strain was not only infecting minks at a fur farm in Spain but also most likely spreading among them, unprecedented among mammals. Even worse, the mink’s upper respiratory tract is exceptionally well suited to act as a conduit to humans, Thomas Peacock, a virologist who has studied avian influenza, told me. The world needs to act now, before H5N1 has any chance of becoming a devastating pandemic. We have many of the tools that are needed, including vaccines. What’s missing is a sense of urgency and immediate action. The best defense against a new deadly pathogen is aggressively suppressing early outbreaks, which first requires detecting them quickly. The United States, the World Health Organization and global health officials already have influenza surveillance networks, but many avian influenza experts told me they don’t think the networks are functioning well enough given the threat level. Such surveillance would need to prioritize people in the poultry industry but also expand beyond that. Thijs Kuiken, an expert in avian influenza at Erasmus University Medical Center in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, says farms for pigs — another species susceptible to influenza — should also be surveilled for bird flu. People interacting with wild birds and animals, as well as susceptible species of pets like ferrets, are also at higher risk. It’s not enough to detect, though: Suppression would require a major effort and global coordination. Unfortunately, mink farms must be shut down — even if it means killing the minks. They are typically killed anyway for their fur at about 6 months of age. It’s hard to imagine a better way to incubate and spread a deadly virus than letting it evolve among tens of thousands of animals with an upper respiratory tract similar to ours crowded together. When the coronavirus infected Danish mink farms in 2020 and the minks generated new variants that then infected humans, the efforts to save the industry were futile because the outbreaks were uncontrollable. If different strains of flu have infected the same person simultaneously, the strains can swap gene segments and give rise to new, more transmissible ones. If a mink farmworker with the flu also gets infected by H5N1, that may be all it takes to ignite a pandemic. To avoid this, quick testing should be widely available and easy to obtain globally, especially for poultry workers and people handling wild birds or other wildlife. And current testing capabilities should be quickly expanded. There are 91 public health labs in the United States that can test for H5 influenza. Positive results are sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, where further analyses can detect H5N1 within about 48 hours. But plans should be in place to increase the amount of tests and testing facilities in case demand ramps up. Perhaps the best news is that we have several H5N1 vaccines already approved by the Food and Drug Administration whose safety and immune response have been studied. The U.S. government has a small H5N1 vaccine stockpile, but it would be nowhere near enough if a serious outbreak occurred. The current plan is to mass-produce them if and when such an outbreak occurs, based on the particular variant involved. There are several problems, though, with this approach even under the best-case scenarios. Producing hundreds of millions of doses of a new vaccine could take six months or more. Worryingly, all but one of the approved vaccines are produced by incubating each dose in an egg. The U.S. government keeps hundreds of thousands of chickens in secret farms with bodyguards. (It’s true!) But the bodyguards are presumably there to fend off terror attacks, not a virus. Relying on chickens to produce vaccines against a virus that has a 90 percent to 100 percent fatality rate among poultry has the makings of the most unfunny which-came-first, the-chicken-or-the-egg riddle. The only company with an F.D.A.-approved non-egg-based H5N1 vaccine expects to be able to produce 150 million doses within six months of the declaration of a pandemic. But there are seven billion people in the world. The mRNA-based platforms used to make two of the Covid vaccines also don’t depend on eggs. Scott Hensley, an influenza expert at the University of Pennsylvania, told me that those vaccines can be mass-produced faster, in as little as three months. There are currently no approved mRNA vaccines for influenza, but efforts to make one should be expedited. If the W.H.O. is to take the lead in expanding global vaccine manufacturing, it needs the support of wealthy countries and the cooperation of large pharmaceutical companies that have the patents and know-how. A big challenge to stockpiling flu vaccines is that they can lose potency over time and need updating as new variants arise. The U.S. government is skeptical about creating a large stockpile, fearing that stored vaccines may not be effective against whatever strain became pandemic, and worries that stockpiles will expire anyway. Officials also have faith that they can get new flu vaccines mass-produced rapidly. Many influenza experts told me that older vaccines could still provide some protection against severe outcomes or death. Peter Palese, a professor of microbiology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, who established the first genetic maps for influenza A, B and C viruses, told me that such stockpiles would be especially useful for essential workers. In 2017, the C.D.C. found that the H5N1 vaccine made in 2004 and 2005 helped protect ferrets against an H5N2 virus in 2014. Investigations in 2006 showed that 80 percent of the U.S. stockpile of earlier H5N1 vaccines were still potent a full year after their expected one-year shelf life had passed. In 2019, another study found that H5N1 vaccines produced as early as 2004 were still potent a full 12 years later. --- Please reply to OP's comment here: https://old.reddit.com/r/collapse/comments/10w8ilb/opinion_an_even_deadlier_pandemic_could_soon_be/j7ln9nn/
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The following submission statement was provided by /u/stalksandblondes: --- Full article: As the world is just beginning to recover from the devastation of Covid-19, it is facing the possibility of a pandemic of a far more deadly pathogen. Bird flu — known more formally as avian influenza — has long hovered on the horizons of scientists’ fears. This pathogen, especially the H5N1 strain, hasn’t often infected humans, but when it has, 56 percent of those known to have contracted it have died. Its inability to spread easily, if at all, from one person to another has kept it from causing a pandemic. But things are changing. The virus, which has long caused outbreaks among poultry, is infecting more and more migratory birds, allowing it to spread more widely, even to various mammals, raising the risk that a new variant could spread to and among people. Alarmingly, it was recently reported that a mutant H5N1 strain was not only infecting minks at a fur farm in Spain but also most likely spreading among them, unprecedented among mammals. Even worse, the mink’s upper respiratory tract is exceptionally well suited to act as a conduit to humans, Thomas Peacock, a virologist who has studied avian influenza, told me. The world needs to act now, before H5N1 has any chance of becoming a devastating pandemic. We have many of the tools that are needed, including vaccines. What’s missing is a sense of urgency and immediate action. The best defense against a new deadly pathogen is aggressively suppressing early outbreaks, which first requires detecting them quickly. The United States, the World Health Organization and global health officials already have influenza surveillance networks, but many avian influenza experts told me they don’t think the networks are functioning well enough given the threat level. Such surveillance would need to prioritize people in the poultry industry but also expand beyond that. Thijs Kuiken, an expert in avian influenza at Erasmus University Medical Center in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, says farms for pigs — another species susceptible to influenza — should also be surveilled for bird flu. People interacting with wild birds and animals, as well as susceptible species of pets like ferrets, are also at higher risk. It’s not enough to detect, though: Suppression would require a major effort and global coordination. Unfortunately, mink farms must be shut down — even if it means killing the minks. They are typically killed anyway for their fur at about 6 months of age. It’s hard to imagine a better way to incubate and spread a deadly virus than letting it evolve among tens of thousands of animals with an upper respiratory tract similar to ours crowded together. When the coronavirus infected Danish mink farms in 2020 and the minks generated new variants that then infected humans, the efforts to save the industry were futile because the outbreaks were uncontrollable. If different strains of flu have infected the same person simultaneously, the strains can swap gene segments and give rise to new, more transmissible ones. If a mink farmworker with the flu also gets infected by H5N1, that may be all it takes to ignite a pandemic. To avoid this, quick testing should be widely available and easy to obtain globally, especially for poultry workers and people handling wild birds or other wildlife. And current testing capabilities should be quickly expanded. There are 91 public health labs in the United States that can test for H5 influenza. Positive results are sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, where further analyses can detect H5N1 within about 48 hours. But plans should be in place to increase the amount of tests and testing facilities in case demand ramps up. Perhaps the best news is that we have several H5N1 vaccines already approved by the Food and Drug Administration whose safety and immune response have been studied. The U.S. government has a small H5N1 vaccine stockpile, but it would be nowhere near enough if a serious outbreak occurred. The current plan is to mass-produce them if and when such an outbreak occurs, based on the particular variant involved. There are several problems, though, with this approach even under the best-case scenarios. Producing hundreds of millions of doses of a new vaccine could take six months or more. Worryingly, all but one of the approved vaccines are produced by incubating each dose in an egg. The U.S. government keeps hundreds of thousands of chickens in secret farms with bodyguards. (It’s true!) But the bodyguards are presumably there to fend off terror attacks, not a virus. Relying on chickens to produce vaccines against a virus that has a 90 percent to 100 percent fatality rate among poultry has the makings of the most unfunny which-came-first, the-chicken-or-the-egg riddle. The only company with an F.D.A.-approved non-egg-based H5N1 vaccine expects to be able to produce 150 million doses within six months of the declaration of a pandemic. But there are seven billion people in the world. The mRNA-based platforms used to make two of the Covid vaccines also don’t depend on eggs. Scott Hensley, an influenza expert at the University of Pennsylvania, told me that those vaccines can be mass-produced faster, in as little as three months. There are currently no approved mRNA vaccines for influenza, but efforts to make one should be expedited. If the W.H.O. is to take the lead in expanding global vaccine manufacturing, it needs the support of wealthy countries and the cooperation of large pharmaceutical companies that have the patents and know-how. A big challenge to stockpiling flu vaccines is that they can lose potency over time and need updating as new variants arise. The U.S. government is skeptical about creating a large stockpile, fearing that stored vaccines may not be effective against whatever strain became pandemic, and worries that stockpiles will expire anyway. Officials also have faith that they can get new flu vaccines mass-produced rapidly. Many influenza experts told me that older vaccines could still provide some protection against severe outcomes or death. Peter Palese, a professor of microbiology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, who established the first genetic maps for influenza A, B and C viruses, told me that such stockpiles would be especially useful for essential workers. In 2017, the C.D.C. found that the H5N1 vaccine made in 2004 and 2005 helped protect ferrets against an H5N2 virus in 2014. Investigations in 2006 showed that 80 percent of the U.S. stockpile of earlier H5N1 vaccines were still potent a full year after their expected one-year shelf life had passed. In 2019, another study found that H5N1 vaccines produced as early as 2004 were still potent a full 12 years later. --- Please reply to OP's comment here: https://old.reddit.com/r/collapse/comments/10w8ilb/opinion_an_even_deadlier_pandemic_could_soon_be/j7ln9nn/
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I'm glad for all the aborted fetuses out there, spared their descent into this meaningless existence in hell. We are little more than a snail born upon a razor's edge.
February 7, 2023 13:25:19
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February 7, 2023 13:24:12
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They're going to raise the debt ceiling. All the disagreement is just political theater. Everybody would lose if they didn't raise the debt ceiling, even the super-wealthy. I can't think of a single political advantage to doing a default. I will post a video of me eating dirt and burning money if they default.
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Full article: As the world is just beginning to recover from the devastation of Covid-19, it is facing the possibility of a pandemic of a far more deadly pathogen. Bird flu — known more formally as avian influenza — has long hovered on the horizons of scientists’ fears. This pathogen, especially the H5N1 strain, hasn’t often infected humans, but when it has, 56 percent of those known to have contracted it have died. Its inability to spread easily, if at all, from one person to another has kept it from causing a pandemic. But things are changing. The virus, which has long caused outbreaks among poultry, is infecting more and more migratory birds, allowing it to spread more widely, even to various mammals, raising the risk that a new variant could spread to and among people. Alarmingly, it was recently reported that a mutant H5N1 strain was not only infecting minks at a fur farm in Spain but also most likely spreading among them, unprecedented among mammals. Even worse, the mink’s upper respiratory tract is exceptionally well suited to act as a conduit to humans, Thomas Peacock, a virologist who has studied avian influenza, told me. The world needs to act now, before H5N1 has any chance of becoming a devastating pandemic. We have many of the tools that are needed, including vaccines. What’s missing is a sense of urgency and immediate action. The best defense against a new deadly pathogen is aggressively suppressing early outbreaks, which first requires detecting them quickly. The United States, the World Health Organization and global health officials already have influenza surveillance networks, but many avian influenza experts told me they don’t think the networks are functioning well enough given the threat level. Such surveillance would need to prioritize people in the poultry industry but also expand beyond that. Thijs Kuiken, an expert in avian influenza at Erasmus University Medical Center in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, says farms for pigs — another species susceptible to influenza — should also be surveilled for bird flu. People interacting with wild birds and animals, as well as susceptible species of pets like ferrets, are also at higher risk. It’s not enough to detect, though: Suppression would require a major effort and global coordination. Unfortunately, mink farms must be shut down — even if it means killing the minks. They are typically killed anyway for their fur at about 6 months of age. It’s hard to imagine a better way to incubate and spread a deadly virus than letting it evolve among tens of thousands of animals with an upper respiratory tract similar to ours crowded together. When the coronavirus infected Danish mink farms in 2020 and the minks generated new variants that then infected humans, the efforts to save the industry were futile because the outbreaks were uncontrollable. If different strains of flu have infected the same person simultaneously, the strains can swap gene segments and give rise to new, more transmissible ones. If a mink farmworker with the flu also gets infected by H5N1, that may be all it takes to ignite a pandemic. To avoid this, quick testing should be widely available and easy to obtain globally, especially for poultry workers and people handling wild birds or other wildlife. And current testing capabilities should be quickly expanded. There are 91 public health labs in the United States that can test for H5 influenza. Positive results are sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, where further analyses can detect H5N1 within about 48 hours. But plans should be in place to increase the amount of tests and testing facilities in case demand ramps up. Perhaps the best news is that we have several H5N1 vaccines already approved by the Food and Drug Administration whose safety and immune response have been studied. The U.S. government has a small H5N1 vaccine stockpile, but it would be nowhere near enough if a serious outbreak occurred. The current plan is to mass-produce them if and when such an outbreak occurs, based on the particular variant involved. There are several problems, though, with this approach even under the best-case scenarios. Producing hundreds of millions of doses of a new vaccine could take six months or more. Worryingly, all but one of the approved vaccines are produced by incubating each dose in an egg. The U.S. government keeps hundreds of thousands of chickens in secret farms with bodyguards. (It’s true!) But the bodyguards are presumably there to fend off terror attacks, not a virus. Relying on chickens to produce vaccines against a virus that has a 90 percent to 100 percent fatality rate among poultry has the makings of the most unfunny which-came-first, the-chicken-or-the-egg riddle. The only company with an F.D.A.-approved non-egg-based H5N1 vaccine expects to be able to produce 150 million doses within six months of the declaration of a pandemic. But there are seven billion people in the world. The mRNA-based platforms used to make two of the Covid vaccines also don’t depend on eggs. Scott Hensley, an influenza expert at the University of Pennsylvania, told me that those vaccines can be mass-produced faster, in as little as three months. There are currently no approved mRNA vaccines for influenza, but efforts to make one should be expedited. If the W.H.O. is to take the lead in expanding global vaccine manufacturing, it needs the support of wealthy countries and the cooperation of large pharmaceutical companies that have the patents and know-how. A big challenge to stockpiling flu vaccines is that they can lose potency over time and need updating as new variants arise. The U.S. government is skeptical about creating a large stockpile, fearing that stored vaccines may not be effective against whatever strain became pandemic, and worries that stockpiles will expire anyway. Officials also have faith that they can get new flu vaccines mass-produced rapidly. Many influenza experts told me that older vaccines could still provide some protection against severe outcomes or death. Peter Palese, a professor of microbiology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, who established the first genetic maps for influenza A, B and C viruses, told me that such stockpiles would be especially useful for essential workers. In 2017, the C.D.C. found that the H5N1 vaccine made in 2004 and 2005 helped protect ferrets against an H5N2 virus in 2014. Investigations in 2006 showed that 80 percent of the U.S. stockpile of earlier H5N1 vaccines were still potent a full year after their expected one-year shelf life had passed. In 2019, another study found that H5N1 vaccines produced as early as 2004 were still potent a full 12 years later.
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It was wildly different. You know how they will interview an old and ask them about how much has changed and they always say “oh everything is so different now. Everything is so much faster. Slow down! Enjoy life! …etc”? We’ll take that and make even the changes faster and faster. Your life isn’t any less real. But you were born after the internet and let me tell you, it’s been WILD since. Hard to really do it justice with just words. I mean, imagine a moment where absolutely NO ONE was face down looking at a screen outside, at a table, waiting on an elevator, to get their haircut. No screens…for real, try to imagine it. That’s just the slightest tip of the iceberg that is how much different it is now.
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As someone who was born in 2001, that makes me feel weird. So the world was only "real" before I existed then?
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Maybe it was a subtle tipping point, maybe it was supernatural...but I'm inclined to agree with the other commentor in this thread writing about the change being a 'backlash' in divide-&-conquer from the elites after Occupy Wallstreet. Occupy has been weirdly mostly forgotten or downplayed and has gone through more historical revisionism than any other even I've lived through. From 1999 - 2010 there were constant protests of all kinds across the "western world" against wealth inequality, labor abuse, student exploitation, police violence, etc. A real gathering storm that was rapidly increasing everyone's awareness of just how shit things were. Cross-class, grassroots organized, rarely racially divided. I was there, on the ground, pushing cops and yelling trite slogans. It was real and people were listening. And then suddenly, in latter 2011, ALL of that momentum, all those sub-movements and causes, all that focus and attention was rolled up together under the nebulous banner of "Occupy Wall Street." No clear demands (end inequality somehow?), an easily vilifiable main enemy (stockbrokers?), and a nice well-packaged way for The News to reassure boomers et al. that it was just a bunch of layabout kids whinging about work being hard. In early 2012 the 'movement' had all but faded due to disorganization, extreme anti-occupy propaganda, and a general lack of specific successes. Maybe we're in tinfoil hat territory, but from an 'on-the-ground' perspective it certainly seemed like there had been a decade of solid grassroots-driven headway in bringing awareness and legislative change to a number of oppressive issues that was suddenly and decisively squashed by a reduction-and-ridicule operation. We made progress and the powerful felt it, so they struck back with media and infiltration (*there were genuinely shitloads of cops and undercover 'journalist' infiltrators at any occupy camp...if nothing else they made people paranoid*). By the time there were Occupy wannabes blocking off freeways, the movment had all but died globally & that's exactly when the divide-and-conquer politics that had been lurking in the underbrush for the last several decades suddenly came out in full force. That's what we live in today - very oppressive and divisive social environment that I just, well...I have an extremely hard time believing it's organic.
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MORONS #5 gallon bucket filled with catatraps and Portland cement dumped on highways at night when it’s raining.
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February 7, 2023 12:49:31
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SNOW??!!! That ain't Murikan! We broke 100º in Seattle last year! GO BACK TO CANADA AND CLUB A SEAL (or some other culturally illiterate thing), ESKIMO!
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The end of the Mayan calendar in 2012 pretty much coincides when everything started going to actual hell. But the Russians felt this at the end of the Soviet Union and it was called hypernormalisation. It was a societal wide understanding nothing is working, but we have to accept it because everyone else seemingly does and there's nothing we can do about it until it collapses. [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HyperNormalisation](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HyperNormalisation)
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I try to interact and be friendly. You find other people who are STARVED for an actual interaction. Some people have just gone into the fold. Happy to be assholes. They are just fine being viewed as a dick and I'll never understand. I recently helped a person with two other people jump a car. The person directly next to her car refused to help while sitting on their phone. We all sort of made a pact to keep helping people after watching someone be such an asshole. We aren't all bad out here. Some of us are still switched on.
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Boston, MA visiting for the week. Going from -10 to 40 is wild and in like 24 hours. People don’t seem capable or willing to face the reality of the climate changing and becoming less stable.
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Steady rains set off mudslides that kill at least 36 in Peru - ABC News
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Leading conservation research group found that 40% of animals and 34% of plants in the United States are at risk of extinction, while 41% of ecosystems are facing collapse
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This. You make women spit that baby out and hand it off to a stranger at 1-8 weeks old (at a cost of thousands per month), in order to get back to working full-time for the corporate machine. No parental leave, no legally required paid vacation, no sick time, long hours, precarious health care (that routinely drops random five figure bills on people that dare set foot in a hospital). The US gives young families zero support and doesn't recognize that homemaking, birthing and raising children IS work (it's just work women are expected to do for free while also having a full time corporate job). Gee, I wonder why the fertility rate is dropping? Must be that those feminist libtards turned everyone gay (this is pretty much what South Korea's PM said, as he replaced the recently enacted 52 hour work week with a 69 hour work week). Maybe give people paid parental leave, a 32 hour work week and legally required vacation time instead of having work be the only thing that is important in life.
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This. You make women spit that baby out and hand it off to a stranger at 1-8 weeks old (at a cost of thousands per month), in order to get back to working full-time for the corporate machine. No parental leave, no legally required paid vacation, no sick time, long hours, precarious health care (that routinely drops random five figure bills on people that dare set foot in a hospital). The US gives young families zero support and doesn't recognize that homemaking, birthing and raising children IS work (it's just work women are expected to do for free while also having a full time corporate job). Gee, I wonder why the fertility rate is dropping? Must be that those feminist libtards turned everyone gay (this is pretty much what South Korea's PM said, as he replaced the recently enacted 52 hour work week with a 69 hour work week). Maybe give people paid parental leave, a 32 hour work week and legally required vacation time instead of having work be the only thing that is important in life.
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Minnesota, USA I grocery shop for our family every week and our grocery bills, like everyone else’s, have gone up about 50% in the past year. We don’t buy anything extravagant or special but meat and fruit and veggies are all way up. One of the things I’ve noticed when shopping is that some things are out of stock and some are in stock irregularly. The one I have really noticed is Jello Butterscotch pudding hasn’t been in stock anywhere since around the start of the pandemic. Occasionally a generic butterscotch but not the Jello brand. And Jello brand chocolate pudding is only in stock every few months for a week or two. It’s just such a weird thing to be gone - each pudding box is like 3 ingredients. I don’t desperately need them or anything but every time I go past the empty pudding section, it seems like a sign of things to come.
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Location: Essex, United Kingdom I've been working in an acute hospital for the past 6 months and can't quite describe how bad things really are here. If you were asked to describe what a collapsed healthcare service looks like, it would be this. I work in a discharge hub where our job is to help people with complex needs leave hospital as safely and that's entirely turned into us pushing out people as quickly as possible to stop them from getting one of the various infectious diseases or viruses that are currently running rampant. Half our wards are COVID positive as are most of the staff. Gastrointestinal disorders, mental health crises and serious cognitive fatigue are widespread. We're discharging people into care facilities to die or back to homes that have the heating and water turned off because they can't afford the bills. My critical support fund has run out and I routinely have to buy clothes, toiletries and food for patients out of my own pocket because funding has dried up. Our crisis fund for people with cost of living issues was opened on Monday and has already closed, we spent £3000 in two days because so many people needed it. That was meant to last 6 months. I caught COVID a month ago and because my employer doesn't have a sick pay policy, I had to work or risk homelessness. I live paycheck to paycheck. The birds on the pond outside our building have also started dying and this morning a man from DEFRA was collecting samples for testing or cataloguing, I don't know. I try to remain positive or at least grimly resilient but I can't do this anymore.
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Ok so another big week in Chilean Wildfires. A lot of actives fires. I live outside the city and was a big one at 4 kilometers from my home. Scary stuff but was fireout by the firefighters. Im really thinking making some kind of "Volunteer Manual for Wildfires" anyone know something similar? Also mostly of the big fires in the south are related of monocultive of pines and eucaliptus, two exotic trees that are not from here. More distopic is that the company "Arauco" that is from one of the richiest families of the country (with help of the Dicatorship) now is with a "GREEN" marketing. Fucking disgustin, in football/soccer matchs they are like *DO YOU LIKE GREEN AND NATURE? ARAUCO*. Or in the radio puting sounds of forest and birds when in reality they are doing ecocide.
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Location: **South East Queensland (SEQ)- Australia** VIBE: There it is again, that funny feeling. I see those (typically) who are considered wealthy continue to shop and buy stuff, without awareness of the deterioating world around them and seemingly just get more and more up themselves and selfish. The cafe I'm at right now, overheard a convo, the staff lamenting to their regular food services (MoCo) delivery/sales guy, that our prawns and bacon came from thailand, when we produce enough domestically (most australian produced food and drink is exported due to better price). It continued "EGGS...CHICKEN...we have so many chickenfarms here in Australia". The food sercvices guy then explained the chicken feed came from wheat, supply constrained from ukraine, raising price for eggs, mayo and mustard etc. It then progressed, "Potatos we grow so many potatoes" foodaervices guys says, "bad season in tasmainia, drought in idaho and other things". The indignation of the cafe owner at this predicament, it's saddening, as its affecting her ability to stay in business. It was confronting and oddly comforting to hear symptoms of collapse (in this case, food) in others everyday conversations, less alone. It is fraying and decaying, this globalised world of ours, I am trying to prepare for a world with less creature comforts but the reality is quietly horrifying. We did this to ourselves, all of us. Well, mostly capitalism but still. WEATHER: Where we live here is an arguably beautiful part of the world (really the whole planet is beautiful) for the past month the 7 day forecast tells of rainy weeks of 15 to 20mm each day and cooler weather...then like clockwork, each week poof! It's then humid and heatwave conditions and next to no rain (besides an unexpected downpour from a random storm). The forecast is so erratic. I want summer to be over but with el nino on the way, dry warm and hot conditions may persist into the two weeks of the year we call Autumn...dunno if we'll get much of our southern hemispheric winter if the northern hemisphere is anything to judge by. POLITICS: The biggest issues are being wilfully ignored, despite the centre-left party (one of the two major parties) Labor coming to office federally, we are experiencing an optics forward and smoke and mirrors approach . They say they are acting on the cost of living, and in some small ways, yes they are, childcare subsidies etc. The big topic in the political and corporate circles is the 'Indigenous Voice to Parliament' the main thrust of which is better representation of indigenous Australians in parliament and to play an advisory role to government and better recognition in the Australian Constituition. The Voice is important and being honest this is probably the only chance to make it happen, but its impact on the nation at large is largely symbolic. Its leading to the impression the government is simply focused on this social issue to avoid any hard conversations on the economy and society at large. Party politics means SFA to me now. ECONOMY: Australia has been the 'lucky country' I am fast realising it really has everything to do with luck rather than purposful or proactive policy. State and federal governments are desperate for the flood of Chinese and Indian students to come study here in australia (china recently banned online overseas education, which is interesting). Digging stuff out of the ground, tourism, insurance (scam industry tbh) and property and rentseeking are the lynchpins of our economy. We aren't producing much of anything useful for peoples wellbeing besides food and drink, let alone trying to make our cities and society more resilient to future shocks. HOUSING: Stuck in a rental cycle, paying off student loans, sharing a house with my SO and the rent is going up, we are trying to save but the astronomical rate of price growth for any and all property is simply nuts. Its not possible, even though we both earn just above average wages and for those experience housing stress i can only imagine. Thoae around me who were 'lucky' enough to get homes through cheap rate two years ago and fast approaching a terrible reckoning, this is going to fray our society even more. PERSONAL: I am having a difficult time trying to prepare my family and friends (those who are my support network) for pressures to come, esp those who have decided to have kids. It's hard for me to remain positive, it's those good moments with loved ones that get me through the sheer useless drudgery of work each day. Humanity is beautiful and cruel in equal measure. I love you all, even the shit ones. We need to band together if we are to save our humanity, let alone our biosphere. I'd love to say more, but I have to get back to work (which is so very pointless), so watch out for me next time. *Stay safe, stay kind and stay aware.* **This Dude - 2023**
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Good. Ramp it up and let's end this shit faster.
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found the root cause
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If you really feel this way sacrifice yourselves to help others. The reasoning above reeks of angst and defeatism
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Maybe if you played less vidya things would improve?
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Haha yeah you know I never see that angle mentioned—the articles always talk about societal breakdown during 6 months of no power, but I think you’re absolutely correct. If not direct invasion than at least hit us while we’re down to make sure we don’t get back up sorta bombing, although they’d have to worry about our nuke subs and such running around for a while on nuclear power. Or alternatively a “humanitarian” invasion so like foreign peacekeeping coalition in major coastal areas….?
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I found this post from a decade ago talking about how collapse is impossible. It's worth a read.Essentially they talk about the possibility of a pandemic and how people will react, and then other relevant topics like Haiti and economic collapse. &#x200B; [https://www.reddit.com/r/changemyview/comments/1hv4rd/i\_believe\_that\_the\_collapse\_will\_never\_happen\_cmv/](https://www.reddit.com/r/changemyview/comments/1hv4rd/i_believe_that_the_collapse_will_never_happen_cmv/)
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Oh I'm entirely aware. I'm making an appeal to these people. What they think they'll get is a white ethno-state. What they'll really get is half the country under Chinese occupation and the other half returned to Mexico. Stop doing stupid shit. It's not going to work out. Appeal to .gov: I remember under Obama you guys could drone literally anyone. So I'm guessing get some drones patrolling these sub-stations 24-7.
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If I were a woman, I might not immediately kill myself, but I would be prepared to at any moment. There are going to be a lot of angry, violent young men on the prowl.
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Grossly UnpreparedIt's like no one is listening. Everyone here where I live seems to be stuck in this collective brain fog, either unable or unwilling to connect the dots of all the warning signs at play. I'm mostly dependent on my family income, looking for work and the job market here is so predatory. I don't know what to do or how much time I have left to even save or prepare. I don't know what to even work towards because the future seems so alien to what I've been taught to prepare for my whole life. There's too many factors at play, it's like trying to navigate a mind field. I can't grow my own food, I don't have my own land because we're renting, my mom is sick, I don't even have a car and public transportation is so grossly neglected here, I'll probably be forced to work towards getting one soon which will eat into my plans and living expenses. I'm trying to get my family to open their eyes to the situation but they just write me off as paranoid or too pessimistic for my age. I genuinely don't know what to do anymore, the future looks so bleak and depressing, I'm struggling to find the motivation to survive. I don't think the developed world understands what we've sacrificed, nature, simplicity, sustainability, security and community. I never wanted much in life all I want is to simply exist without all these pointless obligations in line with that of capitalism in consumerism, it is unsustainable. Yet I feel helpless to do anything about it. The irreversible damage this society has done to it's people and the planet makes me almost wish I was never born.
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This matches my experience in NYS. Long Covid is destroying my health and ability to function, so I've tried dozens of agencies and organizations seeking assistance or help of any kind. The ones that answer the phone listen to my situation sympathetically, say they will call back to schedule, then don't. I started to try and privately hire assistance and still couldn't get call backs. It's the same situation as when I've tried to hire anyone for repair projects or even to commission art design for business. Over the last year and a half this has increasingly been the case... No one answers the phone, or they do and say they're interested then never follow up, or they reject projects because they're overwhelmed with work. The only people that don't have this pattern are the literal con-artists who come in hard with misrepresentations and exorbitant fees. (They're the only ones that want to work? Lol). A lot of people have died or been disabled by Covid. The semi-functional remainder are having to try and make up the difference, and they can't. Increasingly, if you want something done, you're going to have to do it yourself... Realistically, the only link for help or advice anyone should be sending you in your situation is probably this one: [https://www.wikihow.com/Survive-Homelessness](https://www.wikihow.com/Survive-Homelessness) Personally, if I were you, I wouldn't bother to attempt suicide again. As you know, most attempts fail. This show is almost over, and we are not going to survive the challenges that are coming for very long anyhow. The fear of unbearable suffering is understandable, but...I have found that it's actually mostly illusory. When a person is truly overwhelmed and unable to cope, this is the kind of thing that happens: [https://bigthink.com/neuropsych/can-you-die-from-giving-up/](https://bigthink.com/neuropsych/can-you-die-from-giving-up/) So suicide is in many ways unnecessary. I was always afraid of homelessness too and thought if I were forced into that situation, that I would commit suicide. I remember as a teenager, I talked to my dad about these fears while he was visiting one time. He was a serious heroin addict and had ended up eating out of dumpsters and the whole nine yards several times in his life. He told me that I shouldn't be scared. When the thing you're scared of happens, then what actually happens is that you just deal with it. If you need to sleep in a tent and get food out of the trash, then that's what you do. No need to get all emotionally bent out of shape over it. I was bemused by his statement, but also impressed by his matter-of-fact courage. Recently I talked to him on the phone about how I seem to be dying or whatever and the conversation got a little philosophical. We were talking about history repeating and I was joking, "Why am I having to live grandma's life?" And I was telling him about how bad my health situation is and what's weird is that I'm hardly scared of anything at all anymore. And we got to talking about how maybe we're not impressed anymore by life, because bad things have already happened to us, and now it's time to just deal with it. You're still here. You still have a little more time under the sun. I hope you do something with it, no matter how small. Take care of yourself.
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I always enjoy your approach. Your calmness is good. Do you remember the type of fractal you mentioned ?
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Get up early, go for a run and then do some strength training, either weights or calisthenics. Do strength training at least 2x per week (I’d recommend full body) or do a 4 or 6 day split (don’t do full body on these), whatever you prefer. Run at least 2x per week as well. Personally, I wake up at around 5AM (not saying you should), run (or sprints), workout, fast and study throughout the morning (I’m in college), go to class in the afternoons and part time job in the evenings. I think the most important thing is to focus on personal growth and being busy lol (actually busy, not watching a tv show saying you’re “busy”. Read a book, watch a “hard” movie, just do things that are out of your comfort zone. And when I’m not busy I usually dab and life is more enjoyable, eyes get super red so I gotta use my eye drops lol. Cheers man.
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This matches my experience in NYS. Long Covid is destroying my health and ability to function, so I've tried dozens of agencies and organizations seeking assistance or help of any kind. The ones that answer the phone listen to my situation sympathetically, say they will call back to schedule, then don't. I started to try and privately hire assistance and still couldn't get call backs. It's the same situation as when I've tried to hire anyone for repair projects or even to commission art design for business. Over the last year and a half this has increasingly been the case... No one answers the phone, or they do and say they're interested then never follow up, or they reject projects because they're overwhelmed with work. The only people that don't have this pattern are the literal con-artists who come in hard with misrepresentations and exorbitant fees. (They're the only ones that want to work? Lol). A lot of people have died or been disabled by Covid. The semi-functional remainder are having to try and make up the difference, and they can't. Increasingly, if you want something done, you're going to have to do it yourself... Realistically, the only link for help or advice anyone should be sending you in your situation is probably this one: [https://www.wikihow.com/Survive-Homelessness](https://www.wikihow.com/Survive-Homelessness) Personally, if I were you, I wouldn't bother to attempt suicide again. As you know, most attempts fail. This show is almost over, and we are not going to survive the challenges that are coming for very long anyhow. The fear of unbearable suffering is understandable, but...I have found that it's actually mostly illusory. When a person is truly overwhelmed and unable to cope, this is the kind of thing that happens: [https://bigthink.com/neuropsych/can-you-die-from-giving-up/](https://bigthink.com/neuropsych/can-you-die-from-giving-up/) So suicide is in many ways unnecessary. I was always afraid of homelessness too and thought if I were forced into that situation, that I would commit suicide. I remember as a teenager, I talked to my dad about these fears while he was visiting one time. He was a serious heroin addict and had ended up eating out of dumpsters and the whole nine yards several times in his life. He told me that I shouldn't be scared. When the thing you're scared of happens, then what actually happens is that you just deal with it. If you need to sleep in a tent and get food out of the trash, then that's what you do. No need to get all emotionally bent out of shape over it. I was bemused by his statement, but also impressed by his matter-of-fact courage. Recently I talked to him on the phone about how I seem to be dying or whatever and the conversation got a little philosophical. We were talking about history repeating and I was joking, "Why am I having to live grandma's life?" And I was telling him about how bad my health situation is and what's weird is that I'm hardly scared of anything at all anymore. And we got to talking about how maybe we're not impressed anymore by life, because bad things have already happened to us, and now it's time to just deal with it. You're still here. You still have a little more time under the sun. I hope you do something with it, no matter how small. Take care of yourself.
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https://i.imgur.com/OoHZa1n.jpg I mean, idk, last year there were 333 homocides and 600+ nonfatal shootings. The populace has a 22% poverty rate, and teenagers suffer from rates of [mental health problems, substance use, sexual experience and pregnancy, and sexual violence](https://www.jahonline.org/article/S1054-139X(14)00388-7/fulltext) equivalent or worse than some third world countries. You’re goddamn right I’m scared, but not about ethnicity or urban/rural dichotomies.
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Baltimore is already semi-collapsed. It can’t afford any more disruption. I don’t think it would be permanent bc as a US city near the capital, they’d have some resources to call in, but it would definitely take a while to unfuck itself.
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'99 baby, and though I have some fond memories of 'the good old days' before personal phones or computers or 24/7 availability when we would still have to use the yellow pages and On Demand/DVR was the closest thing to Netflix, even in those early years things were changing. It was obvious, too, due to how they didn't last. Things I loved were still dying. The tree in the front yard that we sat on to drink caprisun and talk about the latest Disney episodes. It still had rot from the resurgence of Cicadas and had to be cut down. And that was the last time the Cicadas ever came out in such a force. My bug collection died because there weren't bugs to collect, not even dead ones. Severe allergies crippled me half of the year. Eventually, my friends die, too; accidents, murder, suicide. Nobody could cope. I think nothing has ever really felt real, but up until maybe 6th grade, we could ignore that fact. In 4th grade, our school's garden died, and our science teacher was really upset about it. We were all uncomfortable, like we understood but also didn't; that was 2007, one of the hottest years on record at the time, iirc. Barely got our bean sprouts to grow that year. The world was supposed to end in 8th grade. Instead, it just got crazier. First semester of my senior year, a kid in my government class showed up in a Trump mask and ranted about 'rape as the natural order' until the principal came and physically removed him. I didn't get to vote that year either - birthday was just a few months too late - but that kid in my class did. My earliest memory is of realizing that I'm alive and panicking as a result. I've always been a highly sensitive person, I can't help but feel with and for others. Despite this, that semblance of unreality has been a constant in my life - even as I am actively experiencing acute realness through those around me. There is a disconnect. I don't like it at all.
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Intelligence cannot exist and hope to be sustainable. Just because you’re living off the land doesn’t mean shit. Elephant birds quickly went extinct when humans arrived in their territories, because humans just went around eating all their eggs. Humans are an invasive species. Tool use was mans first sin.
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The theory that pumping enormous amounts of carbon into the atmosphere has been around for two centuries and supporting evidence for around fifty years, yet we are still doing it. These morons are just dumber than the rest of humanity. Their ideology might not even be worse than capitialisms planetary genocide for profits.
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I personally think the BoA statement is simply newsworthy propaganda. I’m not sure *why* they want to whip up this paranoia, but I think it’s truly unfounded because the USA… (a) will ‘raise the debt ceiling’ (which is a farcical concept in the first place)… and (b) will never “default” on debts denominated in U$Dollars, because they literally can “print” dollars to service those debts. This is just fundamentally true. This is the exact reason that US Treasury Bonds are the *safest* investments, because the USA will *always* pay out USTreas Bonds when they come due. Why? Because they can effectively print the money to do so. Banks ‘create & allocate’ approximately [97%](https://www.forbes.com/sites/francescoppola/2017/10/31/how-bank-lending-really-creates-money-and-why-the-magic-money-tree-is-not-cost-free/?sh=4be01af83073) of the money supply. Government creates approximately 3% of the money supply. So the majority of “[money manipulation](https://youtu.be/4uNGoyslFSc)” is being done by commercial banks. But the US Gov can always force the Fed (*Federal Reserve*, aka the US Central Bank) to pony up the cash the Gov needs. The US “National Debt” is effectively a representation of the amount of money that the US Gov has *put into circulation for people to use*. Eliminating the “[national debt](https://youtu.be/LxJW7hl8oqM)” means eliminating the money the US Gov has put into circulation. And that forces people like you and me to obtain money from *banks*, which has abusive levels of interest attached, and requires more money paid back than paid out, which is a fundamental financial problem.
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I mean I've done something similar to it deliberately when I'm stressed enough. As a cope. But no, it doesn't... it isn't the same as meditating your brain off until you see yourself in the third person or go numb for ten minutes. This is... external. I felt like an NPC a little while back, slightly less now but I still kind of "suspect" I am.
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Yeah. That thought has occurred to me. I guess I'm just some animal crossing NPC dude lol. \*The player is now pissed off at the 4th wall break, but they knew I was going to put this in asterisks\*
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I need someone to tell me this just weather, and it happens every year.
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This book lays the ground work for an astrology based religious system that would phase out the US Constitution, as well as empower a new currency called the Mars Redback to phase out the US Dollar.&#x200B; ![img](4m0z7yijyrga1)
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Ok so another big week in Chilean Wildfires. A lot of actives fires. I live outside the city and was a big one at 4 kilometers from my home. Scary stuff but was fireout by the firefighters. Im really thinking making some kind of "Volunteer Manual for Wildfires" anyone know something similar? Also mostly of the big fires in the south are related of monocultive of pines and eucaliptus, two exotic trees that are not from here. More distopic is that the company "Arauco" that is from one of the richiest families of the country (with help of the Dicatorship) now is with a "GREEN" marketing. Fucking disgustin, in football/soccer matchs they are like *DO YOU LIKE GREEN AND NATURE? ARAUCO*. Or in the radio puting sounds of forest and birds when in reality they are doing ecocide.
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Who are the most relevant collapse-related figures?Who are the more relevant collapse-related figures? They could be figures in the collapse community or relevant in terms of increasing our understanding of collapse. &nbsp; Currently, we have these individuals [listed in the wiki:](https://www.letstalkthis.com/collapse/) * Chris Hedges * Chris Martenson * Derrick Jensen * Guy McPherson * James Hansen * Jared Diamond * John Michael Greer * Joseph Tainter * Kevin Anderson * Nate Hagens * Richard Heinberg * Vaclav Smil &nbsp; Others we might consider: * Carolyn Baker * Dahr Jamail * David Pollard * David Wallace-Wells * Dennis Meadows * Dmitry Orlov * Gail Tverberg * James Howard Kunstler * Jem Bendell * Joanna Macy * Joe Brewer * Michael B Dowd * Michael Ruppert * Pablo Servigne * Paul Beckwith * Paul Chefurka * Rupert Read * Sam Mitchell * Simon Michaux * Stephen Jenkinson * Tim Garrett * Ugo Bardi * William Rees &nbsp; *This post is part of the our* [*Common Question Series*](https://www.reddit.com/r/collapse/wiki/commonquestions)*.* *Have an idea for a question we could ask?* [*Let us know.*](https://www.reddit.com/message/compose?to=%2Fr%2Fcollapse&subject=Common%20Questions)
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Subreddit Updates: Feburary 2023[Collection of all r/collapse subreddit updates](https://new.reddit.com/r/collapse/collection/3f31355a-9aab-4c16-9a6b-9e58d308f2a1) Please see below for subreddit changes since the last update, and use this post for open feedback on the sub. # Changes: 1. Upcoming AMAs: 1. Date TBD, Feb: [Terry Macalister](https://www.theguardian.com/profile/terrymacalister) and team from recent movie [The Oil Machine](https://www.theoilmachine.org/) 2. New common questions: 1. [What are your plans for the far future (retirement)?](https://www.reddit.com/r/collapse/comments/106gbvr/what_are_your_plans_for_the_far_future_retirement/) 2. [What job/life/general purpose skills do you think will be necessary during collapse?](https://www.reddit.com/r/collapse/comments/10bm6hl/what_joblifegeneral_purpose_skills_do_you_think/) 3. [What are the best debates related to collapse?](https://www.reddit.com/r/collapse/comments/10h1ejh/what_are_the_best_debates_related_to_collapse/) 3. There's an update of the sidebar content and Collapse wiki in the works. Because of technical limitations this is a lengthy process, but we're hoping to have it done by the April update. # Content Suggestion We have had multiple people come to us over the past year with concerns regarding the quality of information on Medium in general and the writings of Umair Haque in particular; these concerns centre on the content being mediocre quality on a good day, information often being dubious, and (in Haque's case) being pretty much clickbait for the community. As these concerns are now at a critical mass, we are seeking input from the community; 1. Do you think we should, as a general rule, ban Medium links from being submitted to r/Collapse (noting that some may still be approved if the submitters get prior approval from moderation)? 2. Do you think we should ban Umair Haque's stuff specifically? 3. Do you think we should do both? &#x200B; We welcome any feedback or questions you have regarding these changes and updates. Additionally, what are your thoughts on the state of the subreddit overall?
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I have some family and friends going to a clinic about an hour away (rural arizona to a slightly larger rural town), that have been waiting for referrals since August or September of last year. We try calling and calling and we’ve gotten nowhere. One person still goes there. The rest of us have left. They’ve had a bunch of staff quit, and the person doing the referrals has been pushed into doing other tasks. But it’s pretty unethical to say someone needs a higher level of care and then refuse to help them access that care. Especially considering the wait times for specialists
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How can we help those affected by the Turkey/Syrian earthquakes?I'm sure you've all heard of the earthquakes that wreaked havoc across a swathe of Turkey and northwest Syria on Monday. It's brought down whole apartment blocks in Turkish cities and piled more devastation on millions of Syrians displaced by years of war. Thousands have been killed, and it's only rising. So, how can we help? I live in Sweden, and it's likely that most of us are very limited in our capability to contribute with direct action here. So, what are our best options? Is there any way we can get involved, or support the anarchist groups there that are involved? If our only choice is charity, which are the best ones to donate to? Hope any of you have some more insight into this, cause I'm feeling a bit lost and overwhelmed by all the information and lack of direction. Wishing my brothers and sisters in the areas affected the best. If anything, I keep you in my thoughts during this crisis.
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**The US is 31 trillion dollars in both national and international debt.** This debt doesn't exactly work the way a normal debt does, because the entire financial and international trading system is backed by USD. If USD went belly-up, the world's system would be thrown into chaos - it would be like if gold was suddenly, in a day, worth nothing. This means there is too much riding on the USD to let it fail. So every time the US spends more money than it can "afford", Congress says "ok so THIS is the new amount of money you're allowed to spend, work on that debt pls". They have done this 78 times. **In effect it means nothing except preserving the standard that the US can spend and do whatever it wants basically.** However this congress is, for political infighting reasons, holding the debt ceiling hostage. If they continue to do this, it means that the government agencies are going to run out their allowance and shut down (meaning no federal work gets done, non-essential government workers are put on hiatus, and pensions stop), and if they somehow manage to do it until June, the US will default - all of a sudden, **the US is going to be held accountable for that $31T.** Something it would have to take a massive hit to pay. It will become infinitely harder to pay this debt because **the value of a currency is tied to how much people trust its stability** \- and no-one would trust the USD anymore. The US would immediately become very poor, and estimates a debt of this magnitude would cripple its government and economy for decades. **Congress is not going to fuck with this.** Even the most unpredictable members of the government aren't about to tank their currency, nor are they about to do anything that would endanger the business industries of the US or their personal wealth. If the government members themselves aren't going to do it, they'll soon get a very firm push from the money to choose something else to hold hostage. This is not the first go-around, and is essentially political theatre. The government may, however, as it has before, shut down in the short term and a lot of government workers will be temporarily out of work and pay. **In short, the US makes the rules and can spend whatever it wants, but only if congress says yes. Congress always says yes. This congress is irrational enough to play for a while at not saying yes, but the USgov as a whole is far too bought out to commit financial doom. If they, against all pressure and logic, last until June, the US must pay 31T dollars and goes boom. This is very unlikely to happen.**
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Good for you and your daughter. Exploring is learning. See your local world by foot is different than by bike than by car. There is so much wonder to be had anywhere. And yup, let your daughter learn weird shit. She will be a better person for those odd things woven together into a whole person rather than the same rote stuff the system wants her to learn.
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Anyone reading the new novel "The Deluge" by Stephen Markey?It's dystopian climate fiction. I made it about halfway through Kim Stanley Robinson's "Ministry for The Future" and less of Stephenson's "Terminal Shock", but this one has grittier characters and I think he nailed the spirit of the regions in the book. I'm no literary critic, and I think the evolution of the political parties he describes is unlikely, but it's an intense ride. Your takes on it? Edit: relates to collapse because some serious shit goes down in it.
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Much of the US Will Be an ‘Extreme Heat Belt’ by the 2050s
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Yes, the climate has been changing since the Big Bang. Nobody is arguing that, genius.
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Weird the response this gets here you'd think collapse aware people would be in favor of direct action to target the system we know needs to be toppled for our species survival
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Everyone there takes care of themselves is what they think. You freeze you are a weakling loser.
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I personally think the BoA statement is simply newsworthy propaganda. I’m not sure *why* they want to whip up this paranoia, but I think it’s truly unfounded because the USA… (a) will ‘raise the debt ceiling’ (which is a farcical concept in the first place)… and (b) will never “default” on debts denominated in U$Dollars, because they literally can “print” dollars to service those debts. This is just fundamentally true. This is the exact reason that US Treasury Bonds are the *safest* investments, because the USA will *always* pay out USTreas Bonds when they come due. Why? Because they can effectively print the money to do so. Banks ‘create & allocate’ approximately [97%](https://www.forbes.com/sites/francescoppola/2017/10/31/how-bank-lending-really-creates-money-and-why-the-magic-money-tree-is-not-cost-free/?sh=4be01af83073) of the money supply. Government creates approximately 3% of the money supply. So the majority of “[money manipulation](https://youtu.be/4uNGoyslFSc)” is being done by commercial banks. But the US Gov can always force the Fed (*Federal Reserve*, aka the US Central Bank) to pony up the cash the Gov needs. The US “National Debt” is effectively a representation of the amount of money that the US Gov has *put into circulation for people to use*. Eliminating the “[national debt](https://youtu.be/LxJW7hl8oqM)” means eliminating the money the US Gov has put into circulation. And that forces people like you and me to obtain money from *banks*, which has abusive levels of interest attached, and requires more money paid back than paid out, which is a fundamental financial problem.
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February 7, 2023 04:16:59
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"But things have changed so much since the Spanish Flu! Look at the advances in sanitation and knowledge that have happened. Heck, back then, people didn't even cover their faces when working with flu patients because they didn't know any better. Today, the second we see a pandemic potentially forming, we send medical teams to recon it. If it becomes huge, then we limit travel, tell people to stay home and avoid each other. Western governments might get taxed a bit, but other nations can be isolated fairly easily. Any pandemic would just burn itself out." My god. It's cheese at this point.
February 7, 2023 03:29:13
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February 7, 2023 03:22:03
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BBC Panorama - Is “The Cloud” damaging our planet?Submission Statement: Interesting documentary by the BBC on the energy consumption of data centres; i.e “The Cloud” if you have a spare 30mins. Originally aired 06/02/2023 or 02/06/2023 https://youtu.be/f_nhdmWT-sc Estimates from the documentary state that currently “The Cloud” could be using between 0.25% and 1.5% of all global energy. This on the surface may not sound like much to some, however the trend of saving photos and videos to the cloud forever especially with apps like YouTube and TikTok, (yes I do appreciate the irony!) has increased dramatically and exponentially in the last 10 years. This is related to the collapse of society, as these data centres use vast amounts of energy to run as well as water to cool, both resources of which are now in much higher demand globally, resulting in further physical decline of global ecosystems. One data centre can use as much electricity as a large town in the United Kingdom for example. The demand for these data centres is increasing rapidly due to usage and I’d imagine also improved quality of digital media, higher resolutions etc. Impacts of these data centres locally vary from location to location, examples are limiting new housing due to unforeseen energy demands in the area and reduced water supplies / usage caps. Are the demands of our virtual world eroding our physical reality..?
February 7, 2023 02:37:14
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Intelligence cannot exist and hope to be sustainable. Just because you’re living off the land doesn’t mean shit. Elephant birds quickly went extinct when humans arrived in their territories, because humans just went around eating all their eggs. Humans are an invasive species. Tool use was mans first sin.
February 7, 2023 02:08:19
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**The US is 31 trillion dollars in both national and international debt.** This debt doesn't exactly work the way a normal debt does, because the entire financial and international trading system is backed by USD. If USD went belly-up, the world's system would be thrown into chaos - it would be like if gold was suddenly, in a day, worth nothing. This means there is too much riding on the USD to let it fail. So every time the US spends more money than it can "afford", Congress says "ok so THIS is the new amount of money you're allowed to spend, work on that debt pls". They have done this 78 times. **In effect it means nothing except preserving the standard that the US can spend and do whatever it wants basically.** However this congress is, for political infighting reasons, holding the debt ceiling hostage. If they continue to do this, it means that the government agencies are going to run out their allowance and shut down (meaning no federal work gets done, non-essential government workers are put on hiatus, and pensions stop), and if they somehow manage to do it until June, the US will default - all of a sudden, **the US is going to be held accountable for that $31T.** Something it would have to take a massive hit to pay. It will become infinitely harder to pay this debt because **the value of a currency is tied to how much people trust its stability** \- and no-one would trust the USD anymore. The US would immediately become very poor, and estimates a debt of this magnitude would cripple its government and economy for decades. **Congress is not going to fuck with this.** Even the most unpredictable members of the government aren't about to tank their currency, nor are they about to do anything that would endanger the business industries of the US or their personal wealth. If the government members themselves aren't going to do it, they'll soon get a very firm push from the money to choose something else to hold hostage. This is not the first go-around, and is essentially political theatre. The government may, however, as it has before, shut down in the short term and a lot of government workers will be temporarily out of work and pay. **In short, the US makes the rules and can spend whatever it wants, but only if congress says yes. Congress always says yes. This congress is irrational enough to play for a while at not saying yes, but the USgov as a whole is far too bought out to commit financial doom. If they, against all pressure and logic, last until June, the US must pay 31T dollars and goes boom. This is very unlikely to happen.**
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'99 baby, and though I have some fond memories of 'the good old days' before personal phones or computers or 24/7 availability when we would still have to use the yellow pages and On Demand/DVR was the closest thing to Netflix, even in those early years things were changing. It was obvious, too, due to how they didn't last. Things I loved were still dying. The tree in the front yard that we sat on to drink caprisun and talk about the latest Disney episodes. It still had rot from the resurgence of Cicadas and had to be cut down. And that was the last time the Cicadas ever came out in such a force. My bug collection died because there weren't bugs to collect, not even dead ones. Severe allergies crippled me half of the year. Eventually, my friends die, too; accidents, murder, suicide. Nobody could cope. I think nothing has ever really felt real, but up until maybe 6th grade, we could ignore that fact. In 4th grade, our school's garden died, and our science teacher was really upset about it. We were all uncomfortable, like we understood but also didn't; that was 2007, one of the hottest years on record at the time, iirc. Barely got our bean sprouts to grow that year. The world was supposed to end in 8th grade. Instead, it just got crazier. First semester of my senior year, a kid in my government class showed up in a Trump mask and ranted about 'rape as the natural order' until the principal came and physically removed him. I didn't get to vote that year either - birthday was just a few months too late - but that kid in my class did. My earliest memory is of realizing that I'm alive and panicking as a result. I've always been a highly sensitive person, I can't help but feel with and for others. Despite this, that semblance of unreality has been a constant in my life - even as I am actively experiencing acute realness through those around me. There is a disconnect. I don't like it at all.
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South East Queensland (SEQ)- Australia VIBE: There it is again, that funny feeling. I see those (typically) who are considered wealthy continue to shop and buy stuff, without awareness of the deterioating world around them and seemingly just get more and more up themselves and selfish. The cafe I'm at right now, overheard a convo, the staff lamenting to their regular foodservives delivery/sales guy that prawns and bacon came from thailand, when we produce enough domestically (most australian produced food and drink is exported due to better price). It continued "EGGS...CHICKEN...we have some many chickens here in Australia". The food seecvices guy then explained the chicken feed came from wheat, supply constrained from ukraine, raising price for eggs, mayo and mustard. It then progressed, "Potatos we grow so many potatoes" foodaervices guys says, "bad season in tasmainia, drought in idaho and other things". The indignation of the cafe owner at this predicament, it's saddening, as its affecting her ability to stay in business. It is fraying and decaying, this globalised world of ours, I am trying to prepare for a world with less creature comforts but the reality is quietly horrifying. We did this to ourselves, all of us. Well, mostly capitalism but still. WEATHER: Where we live here is a arguably beautiful part of the world for the past month the 7 day forecast tells of rainy weeks of 15 to 20mm each day and cooler weather...then like clockwork, each week poof! It's then humid and heatwave conditions and next to no rain (besides an unexpected downpour from a random storm). The forecast is so erratic. I want summer to be over but with el nino on the way, dry warm and hot conditions may persist into the two weeks of tge year we call Autumn...dunno if we'll get much of winter if the northern hemisphere is anything to judge by. POLITICS: The biggest issues are being wilfully ignored, despite the centre-left party (one of the two major parties) Labor coming to office federally, we are experiencing an optics forward and smoke and mirrors approach . They say they are acting on the cost of living, and in some small ways, yes they are, childcare subsidies etc. The big topic in the political and corporate circles is the 'Indigenous Voice to Parliament' the main thrust of which is better representation of indigenous Australians in parliament and to play an advisory role to government and better recognition in the Australian Constituition. The Voice is important and being honest this is probably the only chance to make it happen, but its impact on the nation at large is largely symbolic. Its leading to the impression the government is simply focused on this social issue to avoid any hard conversations on the economy and society at large. Party politics means SFA to me now. ECONOMY: Australia has been the 'lucky country' I am fast realising it really has everything to do with luck rather than purposful or proactive policy. Housing: Stuck in a rental cycle, paying off student loans, sharing a house with my SO and the rent is going up, we are trying to save but the astronomical rate of price frowth for any and all property is simply nuts. Its not possible, even though we both earn just above average wages and for those experience housing stress i can only imagine. Thoae around me who were 'lucky' enough to get homes through cheap rate two years ago and fast approaching a terrible reckoning, this is going to fray our society even more. PERSONAL: I am having a difficult time trying to prepare my family and friends (those who are my support network) for pressures to come, esp those who have decided to have kids. It's hard for me to remain positive, it's those good moments with loved ones that get me through the sheer useless drudgery of work each day. Humanity is beautiful and cruel in equal measure. I love you all, even the shit ones. We need to band together if we are to save our humanity, let alone our biosphere. I'd love to say more, but I have to get back to work (which is so very pointless), so watch out for me next time. **Stay safe, stay kind and stay aware. This Dude - 2023**
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The following submission statement was provided by /u/bsidneysmith: --- This is a new interview (Feb 6) with the Illinois Green Party about the "How To Enjoy The End of the World" video series. In this interview I discuss ecological overshoot, the basic mechanics of it, and the particular implications for North Americans. This also draws in a discussion of the general peculiarities of the United States when it comes to collapse, and how this is connected to the war in Ukraine. --- Please reply to OP's comment here: https://old.reddit.com/r/collapse/comments/10vssj7/new_sid_smith_interview/j7j9ni4/
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Good for you and your daughter. Exploring is learning. See your local world by foot is different than by bike than by car. There is so much wonder to be had anywhere. And yup, let your daughter learn weird shit. She will be a better person for those odd things woven together into a whole person rather than the same rote stuff the system wants her to learn.
February 6, 2023 22:48:40
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"But things have changed so much since the Spanish Flu! Look at the advances in sanitation and knowledge that have happened. Heck, back then, people didn't even cover their faces when working with flu patients because they didn't know any better. Today, the second we see a pandemic potentially forming, we send medical teams to recon it. If it becomes huge, then we limit travel, tell people to stay home and avoid each other. Western governments might get taxed a bit, but other nations can be isolated fairly easily. Any pandemic would just burn itself out." My god. It's cheese at this point.
February 6, 2023 22:17:31
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I found this post from a decade ago talking about how collapse is impossible. It's worth a read.Essentially they talk about the possibility of a pandemic and how people will react, and then other relevant topics like Haiti and economic collapse. &#x200B; [https://www.reddit.com/r/changemyview/comments/1hv4rd/i\_believe\_that\_the\_collapse\_will\_never\_happen\_cmv/](https://www.reddit.com/r/changemyview/comments/1hv4rd/i_believe_that_the_collapse_will_never_happen_cmv/)
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Minnesota, USA I grocery shop for our family every week and our grocery bills, like everyone else’s, have gone up about 50% in the past year. We don’t buy anything extravagant or special but meat and fruit and veggies are all way up. One of the things I’ve noticed when shopping is that some things are out of stock and some are in stock irregularly. The one I have really noticed is Jello Butterscotch pudding hasn’t been in stock anywhere since around the start of the pandemic. Occasionally a generic butterscotch but not the Jello brand. And Jello brand chocolate pudding is only in stock every few months for a week or two. It’s just such a weird thing to be gone - each pudding box is like 3 ingredients. I don’t desperately need them or anything but every time I go past the empty pudding section, it seems like a sign of things to come.
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I feel like time shifted for me in 2009. I was 23. It was September 25th. My best friend suddenly died. That was the first shift in reality for me. From what I thought life was going to be to I don’t feel like I’m in the right place anymore. Then September 14th, 2022.. I find out my ex and who I still considered my soul mate died August 3rd. And just 10 days later my closest guy friend kill’s himself on the 24th. That was the second shift in reality for me. From this wasn’t how things were supposed to be, but I’ve learned to manage in this universe. Now I’ve hit the point where it feels like I’m living in an experiment. Where the ending is always collapse. Mankind can’t thrive without controlling each other and and destroying ourselves at the same time. I truly believe our brains can’t just work and live to benefit future generations. We’re a failed experiment at this point. A program that becomes a cancer in the end. Nothing in the last 3 years has felt right. I’ve changed careers 3 times in 3 years. For 15 years I was a full time musician and then in fall 2019 that changed. It was like an identity crisis. I still feel like it. I’ve been truck driving 2 years now and I still don’t know who I am or what I want to do. I thought I used to know, now I’m just working to survive and pay bills. Have I become an adult? Is this just a coming of old age? I’m 37 and have no kids. No gf. No house. Just debts, anxiety and depression, and thoughts of suicide. This is far from who I thought I’d be.
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February 6, 2023 22:16:37
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The article is worth the read, requires basic chemistry knowledge. ELI5 - Methane (CH4) is like 30x worse over 100 years than CO2 for global warming because it traps more heat than CO2. Methane is broken down by hydroxyl (-OH). Hydroxyl is made when UV light and water H2O react in the air. Hydroxyl only lasts for a fraction of a second because it's so reactive and would much prefer to react with carbon monoxide CO (half life of 3 months) or Hydrogen H2 (half life of 2 years) than with Methane (half life of 10 years). Forest fires are producing more Carbon Monoxide that has the strongest affinity for Hydroxyl, so methane lasts longer. Our Hydrogen production and infrastructure leak a bit and that also uses Hydroxyl before Methane can, so methane lasts longer When covid hit and we reduced burning we reduced hydroxyl creation in the atmosphere, so methane lasts longer Any plan to reduce solar insolation that happens in the upper atmosphere or in space (like those high tech bubbles, or planes making sulfate chem trails) will reduce UV penetration in the atmosphere and hence reduce Hydroxyl formation, so methane lasts longer. Methane only goes up. Venus by Tuesday.
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February 6, 2023 22:05:34
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**South East Queensland (SEQ)- Australia** VIBE: There it is again, that funny feeling. I see those (typically) who are considered wealthy continue to shop and buy stuff, without awareness of the deterioating world around them and seemingly just get more and more up themselves and selfish. The cafe I'm at right now, overheard a convo, the staff lamenting to their regular foodservives delivery/sales guy that prawns and bacon came from thailand, when we produce enough domestically (most australian produced food and drink is exported due to better price). It continued "EGGS...CHICKEN...we have some many chickens here in Australia". The food seecvices guy then explained the chicken feed came from wheat, supply constrained from ukraine, raising price for eggs, mayo and mustard. It then progressed, "Potatos we grow so many potatoes" foodaervices guys says, "bad season in tasmainia, drought in idaho and other things". The indignation of the cafe owner at this predicament, it's saddening, as its affecting her ability to stay in business. It is fraying and decaying, this globalised world of ours, I am trying to prepare for a world with less creature comforts but the reality is quietly horrifying. We did this to ourselves, all of us. Well, mostly capitalism but still. WEATHER: Where we live here is a arguably beautiful part of the world for the past month the 7 day forecast tells of rainy weeks of 15 to 20mm each day and cooler weather...then like clockwork, each week poof! It's then humid and heatwave conditions and next to no rain (besides an unexpected downpour from a random storm). The forecast is so erratic. I want summer to be over but with el nino on the way, dry warm and hot conditions may persist into the two weeks of tge year we call Autumn...dunno if we'll get much of winter if the northern hemisphere is anything to judge by. POLITICS: The biggest issues are being wilfully ignored, despite the centre-left party (one of the two major parties) Labor coming to office federally, we are experiencing an optics forward and smoke and mirrors approach . They say they are acting on the cost of living, and in some small ways, yes they are, childcare subsidies etc. The big topic in the political and corporate circles is the 'Indigenous Voice to Parliament' the main thrust of which is better representation of indigenous Australians in parliament and to play an advisory role to government and better recognition in the Australian Constituition. The Voice is important and being honest this is probably the only chance to make it happen, but its impact on the nation at large is largely symbolic. Its leading to the impression the government is simply focused on this social issue to avoid any hard conversations on the economy and society at large. Party politics means SFA to me now. ECONOMY: Australia has been the 'lucky country' I am fast realising it really has everything to do with luck rather than purposful or proactive policy. Housing: Stuck in a rental cycle, paying off student loans, sharing a house with my SO and the rent is going up, we are trying to save but the astronomical rate of price frowth for any and all property is simply nuts. Its not possible, even though we both earn just above average wages and for those experience housing stress i can only imagine. Thoae around me who were 'lucky' enough to get homes through cheap rate two years ago and fast approaching a terrible reckoning, this is going to fray our society even more. PERSONAL: I am having a difficult time trying to prepare my family and friends (those who are my support network) for pressures to come, esp those who have decided to have kids. It's hard for me to remain positive, it's those good moments with loved ones that get me through the sheer useless drudgery of work each day. Humanity is beautiful and cruel in equal measure. I love you all, even the shit ones. We need to band together if we are to save our humanity, let alone our biosphere. I'd love to say more, but I have to get back to work (which is so very pointless), so watch out for me next time. **Stay safe, stay kind and stay aware. This Dude - 2023**
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The article is worth the read, requires basic chemistry knowledge. ELI5 - Methane (CH4) is like 30x worse over 100 years than CO2 for global warming because it traps more heat than CO2. Methane is broken down by hydroxyl (-OH). Hydroxyl is made when UV light and water H2O react in the air. Hydroxyl only lasts for a fraction of a second because it's so reactive and would much prefer to react with carbon monoxide CO (half life of 3 months) or Hydrogen H2 (half life of 2 years) than with Methane (half life of 10 years). Forest fires are producing more Carbon Monoxide that has the strongest affinity for Hydroxyl, so methane lasts longer. Our Hydrogen production and infrastructure leak a bit and that also uses Hydroxyl before Methane can, so methane lasts longer When covid hit and we reduced burning we reduced hydroxyl creation in the atmosphere, so methane lasts longer Any plan to reduce solar insolation that happens in the upper atmosphere or in space (like those high tech bubbles, or planes making sulfate chem trails) will reduce UV penetration in the atmosphere and hence reduce Hydroxyl formation, so methane lasts longer. Methane only goes up. Venus by Tuesday.
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There are vaccines, and at this point mitigation has to become a personal responsibility and not a government mandate. Covid is now endemic, has been for a while now. They wanted it to be like the flu and now it is. Seasonal boosters and personal responsibility.
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If you say so! CBS: geen oversterfte in laatste twee weken januari - https://nos.nl/l/2462319 https://www.cbs.nl/nl-nl/nieuws/2023/04/2022-derde-jaar-op-rij-met-oversterfte Summary: In the Netherlands 2022 excess mortality was 14.500, most died from flu and covid. 6477 died from covid and most of the other 8023 died from the flu...
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On Election Day, 2016, a friend and I went out into the woods to plink some stuff. He shot at a can balanced on an old loader shovel and missed. The bullet ricocheted and clearly hit me in the head, and I instantly woke up in this bullshit timeline with you people
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I feel like time shifted for me in 2009. I was 23. It was September 25th. My best friend suddenly died. That was the first shift in reality for me. From what I thought life was going to be to I don’t feel like I’m in the right place anymore. Then September 14th, 2022.. I find out my ex and who I still considered my soul mate died August 3rd. And just 10 days later my closest guy friend kill’s himself on the 24th. That was the second shift in reality for me. From this wasn’t how things were supposed to be, but I’ve learned to manage in this universe. Now I’ve hit the point where it feels like I’m living in an experiment. Where the ending is always collapse. Mankind can’t thrive without controlling each other and and destroying ourselves at the same time. I truly believe our brains can’t just work and live to benefit future generations. We’re a failed experiment at this point. A program that becomes a cancer in the end. Nothing in the last 3 years has felt right. I’ve changed careers 3 times in 3 years. For 15 years I was a full time musician and then in fall 2019 that changed. It was like an identity crisis. I still feel like it. I’ve been truck driving 2 years now and I still don’t know who I am or what I want to do. I thought I used to know, now I’m just working to survive and pay bills. Have I become an adult? Is this just a coming of old age? I’m 37 and have no kids. No gf. No house. Just debts, anxiety and depression, and thoughts of suicide. This is far from who I thought I’d be.
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Submission Statement: Atmospheric methane levels have risen 7% since 2006, with the biggest increases in the past two years despite the slowdown in oil and gas production. Researchers have traced the increase to microbes in tropical wetlands, and climate change might be driving the trend by causing more rain in these regions. The traditional approach of focusing on sources may not be enough to understand the methane spike. The primary sink for methane, the hydroxyl radical, is now being depleted by other chemicals like carbon monoxide, which is 40 times as reactive and reduces the half-life of methane. The more CO there is in the atmosphere, the longer the half-life of methane. global warming is driving wildfires, which in turn release carbon monoxide into the atmosphere. This carbon monoxide cannibalizes hydroxyl radicals that would normally oxidize methane. The result is a longer atmospheric half-life for methane, leading to a spike in global methane levels and increased heating of the planet. The decrease in aviation and travel during the COVID lockdowns and use of hydrogen gas as a replacement energy source also contributed to the depletion of hydroxyl, leading to a longer half-life for methane in the atmosphere. Regulations for transoceanic shipping fuels have also led to a reduction in sulfur dioxide and other sulfur compounds, potentially reducing hydroxyl production. So if we stop burning fossil fuels, or burn cleaner fuels, we make methane half-life longer. Catch-22.
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The following submission statement was provided by /u/Faa2008: --- Submission Statement: Atmospheric methane levels have risen 7% since 2006, with the biggest increases in the past two years despite the slowdown in oil and gas production. Researchers have traced the increase to microbes in tropical wetlands, and climate change might be driving the trend by causing more rain in these regions. The traditional approach of focusing on sources may not be enough to understand the methane spike. The primary sink for methane, the hydroxyl radical, is now being depleted by other chemicals like carbon monoxide, which is 40 times as reactive and reduces the half-life of methane. The more CO there is in the atmosphere, the longer the half-life of methane. global warming is driving wildfires, which in turn release carbon monoxide into the atmosphere. This carbon monoxide cannibalizes hydroxyl radicals that would normally oxidize methane. The result is a longer atmospheric half-life for methane, leading to a spike in global methane levels and increased heating of the planet. The decrease in aviation and travel during the COVID lockdowns and use of hydrogen gas as a replacement energy source also contributed to the depletion of hydroxyl, leading to a longer half-life for methane in the atmosphere. Regulations for transoceanic shipping fuels have also led to a reduction in sulfur dioxide and other sulfur compounds, potentially reducing hydroxyl production. So if we stop burning fossil fuels, or burn cleaner fuels, we make methane half-life longer. Catch-22. --- Please reply to OP's comment here: https://old.reddit.com/r/collapse/comments/10vp1u1/methane_half_life_is_increasing/j7ipaw4/
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The following submission statement was provided by /u/Faa2008: --- Submission Statement: Atmospheric methane levels have risen 7% since 2006, with the biggest increases in the past two years despite the slowdown in oil and gas production. Researchers have traced the increase to microbes in tropical wetlands, and climate change might be driving the trend by causing more rain in these regions. The traditional approach of focusing on sources may not be enough to understand the methane spike. The primary sink for methane, the hydroxyl radical, is now being depleted by other chemicals like carbon monoxide, which is 40 times as reactive and reduces the half-life of methane. The more CO there is in the atmosphere, the longer the half-life of methane. global warming is driving wildfires, which in turn release carbon monoxide into the atmosphere. This carbon monoxide cannibalizes hydroxyl radicals that would normally oxidize methane. The result is a longer atmospheric half-life for methane, leading to a spike in global methane levels and increased heating of the planet. The decrease in aviation and travel during the COVID lockdowns and use of hydrogen gas as a replacement energy source also contributed to the depletion of hydroxyl, leading to a longer half-life for methane in the atmosphere. Regulations for transoceanic shipping fuels have also led to a reduction in sulfur dioxide and other sulfur compounds, potentially reducing hydroxyl production. So if we stop burning fossil fuels, or burn cleaner fuels, we make methane half-life longer. Catch-22. --- Please reply to OP's comment here: https://old.reddit.com/r/collapse/comments/10vp1u1/methane_half_life_is_increasing/j7ipaw4/
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The following submission statement was provided by /u/Faa2008: --- Submission Statement: Atmospheric methane levels have risen 7% since 2006, with the biggest increases in the past two years despite the slowdown in oil and gas production. Researchers have traced the increase to microbes in tropical wetlands, and climate change might be driving the trend by causing more rain in these regions. The traditional approach of focusing on sources may not be enough to understand the methane spike. The primary sink for methane, the hydroxyl radical, is now being depleted by other chemicals like carbon monoxide, which is 40 times as reactive and reduces the half-life of methane. The more CO there is in the atmosphere, the longer the half-life of methane. global warming is driving wildfires, which in turn release carbon monoxide into the atmosphere. This carbon monoxide cannibalizes hydroxyl radicals that would normally oxidize methane. The result is a longer atmospheric half-life for methane, leading to a spike in global methane levels and increased heating of the planet. The decrease in aviation and travel during the COVID lockdowns and use of hydrogen gas as a replacement energy source also contributed to the depletion of hydroxyl, leading to a longer half-life for methane in the atmosphere. Regulations for transoceanic shipping fuels have also led to a reduction in sulfur dioxide and other sulfur compounds, potentially reducing hydroxyl production. So if we stop burning fossil fuels, or burn cleaner fuels, we make methane half-life longer. Catch-22. --- Please reply to OP's comment here: https://old.reddit.com/r/collapse/comments/10vp1u1/methane_half_life_is_increasing/j7ipaw4/
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The link you showed with Hydro Quebec literally shows ongoing outages. Wtf are you on about here lol stop trying to stir shit up for no reason.
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.....isn't this literally the plot of that stupid ''White Noise'' movie on Netflix? (also, Adam Driver is the worst actor alive...yes, even worse then le Bouff...)
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On the bright side: this event, \[which I only just now heard about via this thread\] is being handled 110% exactly as rationally and well s I would expect of the plethora of yankee doodle authorities, etc.
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Because I watched everything through a screen since mom and dad plopped me down in front of the wide-screen babysitter, when I go outside everything goes by so slowly. What’s there to do? Where are all the fast-moving lights and colors? And the exciting noises? I don’t understand a world that doesn’t have a frame around it. It feels so fake.
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I miss lockdown, too. I never got why lockdown disturbed people so much. There was free time. You could go outside as long as it wasn’t in a crowd, and you kept safe distance. Everything went slower. I have to say I miss all that.
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Water Crisis in the Wester USASubmission Statement: according to the article, there is a water crisis brewing in the Western USA. Though there is plenty of information to be found on the drought via internet searches, very few seem to be acknowledging it as a problem, and it doesn't make national headlines all that often. People are still moving to the West, even though climate change and what could be poor water management could cause water prices to go even higher than they are now, perhaps resulting in water refuges in the future. [https://oilprice.com/The-Environment/Global-Warming/A-Water-Crisis-Is-Looming-Over-Western-United-States.html](https://oilprice.com/The-Environment/Global-Warming/A-Water-Crisis-Is-Looming-Over-Western-United-States.html)
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> Don't tell me you wouldn't go past Mexico for Costa Rica if you knew CR had a better support system than others. Thank you for your honest,y I hope everyone sees this response. "Refugees" my ass ! You're government welfare shopping, a parasite ! And this is why the West is doomed. White people are just too damn compassionate and I'm sure that it's genetic. [https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/05/150507135919.htm](https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/05/150507135919.htm)
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Not a fan of illegal, economic migrants, but I don't want to see them drown or freeze to death either. If these "do-gooders" think they're doing them a favour by dropping them off in the Québec forests, in January, think again ! https://web.archive.org/web/20230121163154/https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-quebec-roxham-road-border-crossing/
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Not a fan of people violating immigration laws to gain the system. Like "refugees" refusing to be rescued because they don't want to live in a particular country, they want to live in a country that has even better government aid and services. >Maltese patrol boats have not been picking up migrants at sea because the migrants themselves refuse to be rescued by Maltese boats, > >He explained that the migrants did not want to come to Malta because that would make it difficult for them to proceed to Northern Europe. &#x200B; [https://timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20150504/local/migrants-refusing-help-from-maltese-patrol-boats.566735](https://timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20150504/local/migrants-refusing-help-from-maltese-patrol-boats.566735) Hope that helps explain things.
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Just because it's the law doesn't make it ethical. And you'd be stupid to not look for the most stable and supportive environment when leaving your homeland. Don't tell me you wouldn't go past Mexico for Costa Rica if you knew CR had a better support system than others.
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> Don't tell me you wouldn't go past Mexico for Costa Rica if you knew CR had a better support system than others. Thank you for your honest,y I hope everyone sees this response. "Refugees" my ass ! You're government welfare shopping, a parasite ! And this is why the West is doomed. White people are just too damn compassionate and I'm sure that it's genetic. [https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/05/150507135919.htm](https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/05/150507135919.htm)
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The following submission statement was provided by /u/GoinFerARipEh: --- Submission Statement: News that the City of New York is providing free bus tickets to migrants heading north to claim asylum in Canada highlights an urgent need to address the situation at the border, Quebec's immigration minister said Monday. Speaking to reporters in Montreal, Christine Fréchette called the report "surprising." She said Ottawa needs to "solve the problem of Roxham Road," which is an unofficial border crossing south of Montreal used by tens of thousands of people last year to claim asylum. New York City Mayor Eric Adams said on Monday that his administration helps in the "re-ticketing process" for people who arrive in the city but want to go elsewhere. --- Please reply to OP's comment here: https://old.reddit.com/r/collapse/comments/10vnnhm/nyc_now_paying_for_bus_fare_if_migrants_head/j7igus7/
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NYC now paying for bus fare if migrants head north to Canada
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Submission Statement: Atmospheric methane levels have risen 7% since 2006, with the biggest increases in the past two years despite the slowdown in oil and gas production. Researchers have traced the increase to microbes in tropical wetlands, and climate change might be driving the trend by causing more rain in these regions. The traditional approach of focusing on sources may not be enough to understand the methane spike. The primary sink for methane, the hydroxyl radical, is now being depleted by other chemicals like carbon monoxide, which is 40 times as reactive and reduces the half-life of methane. The more CO there is in the atmosphere, the longer the half-life of methane. global warming is driving wildfires, which in turn release carbon monoxide into the atmosphere. This carbon monoxide cannibalizes hydroxyl radicals that would normally oxidize methane. The result is a longer atmospheric half-life for methane, leading to a spike in global methane levels and increased heating of the planet. The decrease in aviation and travel during the COVID lockdowns and use of hydrogen gas as a replacement energy source also contributed to the depletion of hydroxyl, leading to a longer half-life for methane in the atmosphere. Regulations for transoceanic shipping fuels have also led to a reduction in sulfur dioxide and other sulfur compounds, potentially reducing hydroxyl production. So if we stop burning fossil fuels, or burn cleaner fuels, we make methane half-life longer. Catch-22.
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Water Crisis in the Wester USASubmission Statement: according to the article, there is a water crisis brewing in the Western USA. Though there is plenty of information to be found on the drought via internet searches, very few seem to be acknowledging it as a problem, and it doesn't make national headlines all that often. People are still moving to the West, even though climate change and what could be poor water management could cause water prices to go even higher than they are now, perhaps resulting in water refuges in the future. [https://oilprice.com/The-Environment/Global-Warming/A-Water-Crisis-Is-Looming-Over-Western-United-States.html](https://oilprice.com/The-Environment/Global-Warming/A-Water-Crisis-Is-Looming-Over-Western-United-States.html)
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I miss lockdown, too. I never got why lockdown disturbed people so much. There was free time. You could go outside as long as it wasn’t in a crowd, and you kept safe distance. Everything went slower. I have to say I miss all that.
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Because I watched everything through a screen since mom and dad plopped me down in front of the wide-screen babysitter, when I go outside everything goes by so slowly. What’s there to do? Where are all the fast-moving lights and colors? And the exciting noises? I don’t understand a world that doesn’t have a frame around it. It feels so fake.
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Location- Northern Vermont All good here.
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If you’re not exploring outwardly and inwardly your entire life, you’re really gonna miss out on the bigger picture. And I’ll bet you a nickel in 40 years things will mostly be the same, you have plenty of time to do whatever you want.
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On the bright side: this event, \[which I only just now heard about via this thread\] is being handled 110% exactly as rationally and well s I would expect of the plethora of yankee doodle authorities, etc.
February 6, 2023 19:21:31
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Another domestic terrorist plot to take down power stations…
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.....isn't this literally the plot of that stupid ''White Noise'' movie on Netflix? (also, Adam Driver is the worst actor alive...yes, even worse then le Bouff...)
February 6, 2023 19:21:21
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The idea that a race war would be easy to trigger has been around for a long time...Charles Manson?...Timothy McVeigh?... I can only guess that there are a lot of people living in information bubbles that are impervious to the reality of public opinion.
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The link you showed with Hydro Quebec literally shows ongoing outages. Wtf are you on about here lol stop trying to stir shit up for no reason.
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Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec, Canada; It has been a very mild winter but we were hit with a cold snap over the weekend which broke a few decades of records. Luckily our infrastructure handled it fine and there have not been any major outages or loss of services in either province. However I definitely hope the homeless of the province were able to prepare and find warm places to sleep over the weekend. Both provinces are seeing a rapid decay in healthcare services, I am currently on the waitlist for a family doctor that some people have been on for 5+ years. Our local grocery conglomerate is currently being criticized for it's record profiteering from this "inflation" largely exacerbated by themselves but no one seems to have the will to do anything about it.
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LaHave, Nova Scotia Canada We're almost at +10c today after a -25c weekend with -40c windchill. It was +8 the day before the freeze. Nova Scotia Power had outages for about 28,000 customers. We have a population of just over 1 Million so that number is significant. It's been mostly mild all January. Contractors are still pouring concrete. I'm old enough to remember the need for ice breakers to break up the ice in the LaHave river. This hasn't had to happen since the late 80's. There's currently no ice.
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I really don't understand how you think this will be like the Industrial Revolution. Machines could never teach themselves to think nor innovate. This won't be like the Industrial Revolution, because drones will take menial jobs and AI will take intellectual jobs. At that point machines will become servitors. The only jobs that woupd be safe from machines are the creative fields, but that no longer looks safe either. There aren't going to be millions of jobs being created, and unless we lean on a UBI we're going to fall into Elysium. It doesn't have to be that way, but unless people figure this out before we get to that point that'll be exactly where we end up.
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Cunk On EarthThe show on Netflix check it out. This is collapse because it has collapse content to some extent. Delivered in a dry comedic British way. So funny, sad and timely. If you have seen it let me know but no spoilers for those who haven’t seen it.
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ChatGPT is smarter than most Australians. I asked a few questions around the impact of rising sea levels. The responses were more alarming than questions around rising temperatures … I wonder if the sceptics will listen to AI more than they do human science.
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LaHave, Nova Scotia Canada We're almost at +10c today after a -25c weekend with -40c windchill. It was +8 the day before the freeze. Nova Scotia Power had outages for about 28,000 customers. We have a population of just over 1 Million so that number is significant. It's been mostly mild all January. Contractors are still pouring concrete. I'm old enough to remember the need for ice breakers to break up the ice in the LaHave river. This hasn't had to happen since the late 80's. There's currently no ice.
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2 men discussing birthrate like it's this easy cheap *thing* that women *just do* lol. I encourage all men who want to talk about birthrate and making children to host a tapeworm for 9 months without any alcohol or drugs, and a good gut punch every day. HEY MEN:::: I don't give a shit about your birthrates!!!!!! Shit societies deserve to die and women will make it happen!!! All societies with low birthrates deserve to die for being shit, especially being shit to women and mothers and young kids.
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Robert Evans talks about this. He’s been predicting these attacks for years. The idea is basically that if they attack infrastructure and more like them see it and follow suit, eventually the system as a whole (gov, utilities, etc.-not just power) will be overwhelmed and unable to function. From there, they think they can supplant the legitimate gov and eventually be in charge. The whole “day of the rope” thing is seen as a bonus or just as a way of motivating the ones whose first priority is ethno-nationalism.
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Buddy, just because you can clean toilets doesn't mean you aren't a neckbeard. Ontario/Quebec are a hell of a lot bigger then Ottawa/Gatineau try getting outside of your bubble every once in awhile. The power was out, no question. Should it have been out? Nope. Was I wrong? Yes. Was I lying? Nope.
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War is usually the solution for an "uppity" population
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Investing from the viewpoint of collapse is how I do all my investing and I think super important. 3 of my heavily collapse-influenced investments are as follows. \- Defense any good defense stocks will work I am heavy into RTX since I am also a dividend investor and they have a good history. \- Food/Agriculture KO, MOS, HRL. MOS is a fertilizer company, from what I have read fertilizer prices will continue to rise through energy scarcity. Therefore I feel fertilizer stocks are a good store of value. People have to eat and the rich countries will do whatever it takes to purchase fertilizer. \- Oil and Natural gas. XOM and ET. Energy Transfer is a oil and natural gas pipeline company, they are not as dependent on the price of oil for their income as they make their money on transporting the stuff through their pipelines. They are essential for modern day society to function, however unsustainable that it. They also pay an amazing tax free dividend through their status as a Master Limited Partnership. My view on oil and nat gas stocks are they will do AMAZING until a certain point. After that point I feel my portfolio would not matter anymore anyways.
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This is why I think that sadly, suicides, murder-suicides, and suicide pacts are going to increase astronomically. Just last month in my area a man murdered his entire family and then killed himself. Since 2023 started I’ve heard too many times of similar things happening. So many people I know have been effected recently by loved ones committing suicide. The disconnects, the hopelessness, and depression are running more rampant than ever before. People are being so numbed that they no longer care about the ramifications of their choices. I think we’re at the tip of the ice berg for “nothing feels real” and the decline as we get deeper is going to be horrendous and heartbreaking.
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Pet food. Corporate sent an email to the 4 wholesaler clubs(3 on east coast, 1 on west coast u.s) that they see a pet food shortage coming.
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Buddy, just because you can clean toilets doesn't mean you aren't a neckbeard. Ontario/Quebec are a hell of a lot bigger then Ottawa/Gatineau try getting outside of your bubble every once in awhile. The power was out, no question. Should it have been out? Nope. Was I wrong? Yes. Was I lying? Nope.
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Oh forgive me for not having access to the internet every second of the day. Some people work outdoors, give me a break you neckbeard.
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Yup. The idea of an abrupt collapse honestly terrifies me because society as it is already scares me as a woman. But if it all goes to hell I have a daughter to protect, so yeah. Lock and load, I guess.
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Lmfao. Bullshit, I'm better than you at all those things. And I can do it *while* menstruating. I laid concrete while pregnant, the fuck can you do?
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>“you women need men to protect you from… men.” Simply not true, men are stronger and faster than women, they are better hunters, builders, laborers, etc. Men also aren't held down monthly by menstruation.
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the intersections of nuclear power, the power grid, industrial agriculture and the just-in-time modern supply chaindisclaimer: the purpose of this thread is to ask the relevant questions in pursuit of discerning what the effects of a prolonged global grid-down and global disruption of supply chain scenario would be on the [439 currently operational nuclear power plants around the world](https://www.statista.com/statistics/267158/number-of-nuclear-reactors-in-operation-by-country/) and on the biosphere, humanity and modern globalized human civilization. this thread is not a statement of fact that all these reactors will mushroom cloud if we step away for a year. this thread is not an endorsement of guy mcpherson nor is this thread about guy mcpherson. i know i talk a lotta shit, but i'd like to request the mods remove any comments that stray from the topic into the realm of some professor's predictive success ratio and/or personal life. with all that said, lets begin with a question so obvious you might not have even asked it yet and lets see if we can answer it in simple enough terms to continue the conversation. how do nuclear power plants work? well the answers not so simple so bear with me a bit. according to the standard models of particle physics and cosmology, there are 4 fundamental forces in the universe. electromagnetism, gravity, the [electro-weak](https://www.livescience.com/49254-weak-force.html) force responsible for radioactive decay and the [strong nuclear force](https://energyeducation.ca/encyclopedia/Strong_nuclear_force) responsible for binding protons and neutrons. [nuclear fission](https://byjus.com/physics/what-is-nuclear-fission/) is the process of *splitting* protons and neutrons. nuclear fission releases the enormous amount of energy stored in the strong nuclear force and generates, among other things, an enormous amount of heat. the most common types of nuclear power plants use this heat to boil or pressurize water and turn massive turbines with the resulting steam. these are known as pressurized water reactors and boiling water reactors. however, there are several different types of nuclear reactors in operation around the world which adds variables to what exactly would happen to all these reactors if we stepped away from them for a year or two. [this](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RW2DPHAoXiQ) is a great introductory lecture from MIT detailing some of this info and the different types of reactors. did you know MIT has its own nuclear reactor? of the [92 operational nuclear power reactors in the u.s](https://www.eia.gov/energyexplained/nuclear/nuclear-power-plants-types-of-reactors.php) as of july 2022, 61 of them are pressurized water reactors and [31 are boiling water reactors](https://www.nrc.gov/reactors/power.html). these 92 reactors are spread between 54 nuclear power plants across 28 states. the average age of these reactors is about 40 years old. the newest reactor to come online was in 2016, the first in twenty years, the next youngest having been connected to the grid in 1996. there were only 4 other reactors built in the 90's in the u.s making atleast 86 of the 92 reactors older than 30 years, [source](https://www.statista.com/chart/28805/mean-age-of-nuclear-reactor-fleets-in-selected-countries/). there are two new reactors under construction in georgia due to come online later this year, [source](https://www.eia.gov/energyexplained/nuclear/us-nuclear-industry.php). i say this to point out that there are very few modern nuclear power plants currently in operation in the u.s. canada has 19 operational nuclear reactors as of 2022 and none of them are younger than 30 years old. the canadian reactors (appropriately called [CANDU](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVgtipHDK_8)s) are all a special type of pressurized water reactor that uses heavy-water, deuterium, instead of regular water, [source](https://world-nuclear.org/information-library/country-profiles/countries-a-f/canada-nuclear-power.aspx). as of december 2022, there are a total of 169 operational nuclear reactors spread across 18 countries throughout [europe](https://www.euronuclear.org/glossary/nuclear-power-plants-in-europe/) (including 6 in the asian part of russia) and 12 reactors under construction. as of july 2022, 90 of the 104 reactors operating in the e.u had an age higher than 31, [source](https://www.statista.com/statistics/1352921/mean-age-of-nuclear-power-reactors-eu/). so there are also relatively few modern reactors operating in the e.u as well. more than half of the e.u's nuclear power is produced in france. 90+19+86=atleast 195 of the 439 nuclear reactors currently in operation around the world, almost half, are not modern. before getting into nuclear power plant failures, it has [already been suggested](https://www.agreenroadjournal.com/2013/12/nuclear-energy-as-direct-cause-of.html) that nuclear power is a direct cause of global warming and climate change via emission of nitric acid which leads to acid rain and loss of ozone. moving on, according to [scientists for global responsibility](https://www.sgr.org.uk/resources/nuclear-power-ukraine-what-would-happen-if-zaporizhzhia-was-hit), "Any nuclear reactor, for safe operation, needs to be connected to an electricity supply to provide a reliable source of emergency core cooling power. Without such active cooling from pumped water, the reactor core will eventually overheat to dangerous levels. Outside the reactor cores, radioactive decay in spent fuel continues, releasing heat inside the reactor containment structure, the dry storage casks, and the external ponds. Any failures of, or threats to, electricity supplies create serious emergency situations. Because of this danger, each reactor \[at the zaporizhzhia nuclear plant\] has emergency diesel-fired electricity generators with around 10 days of fuel. Ultimately, without active cooling powered by the grid, and once back-up diesel generators run out of fuel, \[and with no further human intervention\] core temperatures would rise uncontrollably. This would lead first to hydrogen gas release, then explosions, and ultimately, runaway core meltdowns breaching the core containment. This is what happened at the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan in 2011 – when the cores in three reactors could not be cooled, large volumes of hydrogen gas were released into the containment structures, which then exploded, releasing highly radioactive materials into the environment – mainly as gases and vapours. After a few days, the reactor cores reached the melting points of the nuclear fuels and these highly radioactive molten materials burned down through the lower regions of the reactor vessels. This situation also has similarities with the 1986 Chernobyl disaster – the site of which is now part of Ukraine (and was occupied briefly by Russian troops early during the invasion). In a reactor core of 1GW size, as those at Zaporizhzhia, if the cooling system breaks down, \[and with no further human intervention\] hydrogen explosions would occur after 8 to 12 hours. After about two days, the reactor core would become hot enough to burn through the base of the reactor vessel. Cooling for the reactor cores and spent fuel storage relies on several factors: a reliable supply of water; a reliable supply of power for the cooling pumps; working pumps; and staff to conduct any repairs and maintain the cooling systems. Without a reliable connection to the electricity grid, the only source of power for the pumps are, as mentioned, the back-up generators." this last paragraph is the important part. common reactors rely on water, power, functional equipment, and well trained, able-bodied staff. this is where we get into collapse related territory. some reactors have more backup diesel, some have even less but none have more than a years worth. there is not much research to cite on the topic of what happens to nuclear reactors when humans disappear, the power grid goes down and diesel stops flowing because none of this has ever happened in the history of nuclear physics. fukushima and chernobyl are two comparable examples we have to draw conclusions from but due to all the variables, two incidents does not give us enough data to conclude what would happen if 439 different nuclear reactors suddenly lost power for good. regardless, we must honestly analyze the information we have if we wish to meaningfully address the questions and concerns of such a scenario. lets take this time to examine some of the events that could culminate in this hypothetical. as pointed out by the scientists for global responsibility, pursuit of objectives in armed conflict could result in the intentional destruction of electrical infrastructure necessary for the reliable supply of power for cooling pumps. conflict could also destroy food sources and other infrastructure relied upon by nuclear power plant workers to live or just cut out the middleman and kill the engineers out right. for example, according to the [bureau of labor statistics](https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes172161.htm), theres just under 13,000 nuclear engineers in the u.s. thats not a whole lotta people that would need to stop going to work, or [starve to death](https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0308521X18307674) or succumb to pandemic or be killed in war or otherwise disappear to seriously endanger the proper function of these plants. can any of you older fucks really imagine us millenials, gen z and gen alpha being put in charge of maintaining these facilities? natural disaster could also cause major disruptions in proper function of nuclear reactors as pointed out by the fukushima incident. a solar flare/coronal mass ejection could destroy the power grid with [estimates](https://www.verisk.com/insurance/covid-19/iso-insights/actually-it-can-happen-to-us-solar-storms/) saying it could take 12-18 months to replace just one transformer. natural disaster and conflict could not only destroy the power grid but also destroy the physical roads used to move supplies and personnel to/from the power plants. ironically, [research](https://hakaimagazine.com/features/are-coastal-nuclear-power-plants-ready-for-sea-level-rise/) suggests that at least 100 US, European, and Asian nuclear power stations built just a few meters above sea level could be threatened by serious flooding caused by accelerating sea-level rise and more frequent storm surges. not to mention that nuclear power plants are already [struggling to stay cool](https://www.wired.com/story/nuclear-power-plants-struggling-to-stay-cool/). one of the major concerns of such a scenario is that the ionizing radiation released from the near-simultaneous meltdown of atleast 195 nuclear reactors around the world might be enough to destroy the ozone layer, thus sterilizing the surface of the earth. it bears repeating that nothing like this has ever happened in the history of humanity but [one paper](https://www.ippnw.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/ENGLISH-Nuclear-Famine-Report-Final-bleed-marks.pdf) estimates that the effects of a regional nuclear conflict involving no more than 100 nuclear detonations could result in the destruction of 20% of global ozone. over the high northern latitudes it could be much worse, with up to 50-70% of ozone destruction. it is not a guarantee that the ozone would ever stabilize again to pre-nuclear exchange levels. genuine question i do not know the answer to, has any known species on earth survived 20% or 50% or 70% of ozone destruction? it is worth pointing out here that a nuclear meltdown would not result in a traditional nuclear explosion. as what happened at chernobyl and fukushima, the reactor cores overheated, the water disassociated into its component parts, H2 and O2 and these very volatile molecules are what exploded. that does NOT mean hydrogen explosions cant launch radioactive material into the stratosphere where it can react with ozone. the explosions at [fukushima](https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2012EGUGA..1413842S/abstract) and [chernobyl](https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0969804397000055) were both able to propel radioactive material into the stratosphere. the nuclear regulatory commission and u.s environmental protection agency published a report determining that the most significant impacts of a nuclear plant accident would be experienced in the area located within an approximately 10-mile radius of the plant. At greater distances—beyond a 10-mile radius—the principal health concern in the event of an accident would be consumption of contaminated water, milk or food; [source](https://www.nei.org/resources/fact-sheets/emergency-preparedness-at-nuclear-plants). they state further that “Evacuation does not always call for completely emptying the 10-mile zone around a nuclear power plant. In most cases, the release of radioactive material from a plant during a major incident would move with the wind, not in all directions surrounding the plant,” according to the NRC. “The release also would … become less concentrated as it travels away from a plant.” [the european commission states](https://energy.ec.europa.eu/topics/nuclear-energy/decommissioning-nuclear-facilities_en) "The decommissioning of a nuclear installation, such as a power plant or research reactor, is the final step in its lifecycle. It involves activities from shutdown and removal of nuclear material to the environmental restoration of the site. The whole process is complex and typically takes 20 to 30 years to complete." there are many redundant safety mechanisms built in to most nuclear reactors but ultimately if those all fail, the last resort is to pump water from whatever nearby source into the reactor to cool it down, as happened in [fukushima](https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/japan-earthquake-tsunami-nuclear-seawater/). well yall i'm getting pretty tired of writing and researching this now and i'm pretty sure i've dropped enough info here to begin the discussion. i'll leave you with some relevant information about ozone [https://www.nrc.gov/docs/ML1029/ML102990100.pdf](https://www.nrc.gov/docs/ML1029/ML102990100.pdf) tritium atoms have a high kinetic energy and are readily oxidized (Jacobs, 1968). At lower than atmospheric pressures,this likely predominantly occurs through a three-body collision with oxygen (O2 ) to initiallyform a relatively stable radical, HO2 (Harbeck, 1954). This radical can then react with ozone(O 3 ) following repeated photochemical decomposition reactions of TO2 to form HTO [https://ratical.org/radiation/HoLLR.html#p5](https://ratical.org/radiation/HoLLR.html#p5) *1994* An article in a German journal *Strahlentelex* (March 3, 1994) explains that the nuclear industry is responsible for the ozone hole. The authors, Giebel and Sternglass explains that radioactive gases like krypton-85 from nuclear plants and from the nuclear fuel recycling plants go up to the stratosphere where they create water droplets from the moisture which in turn form ice crystals on the surface of which the destruction of the ozone by the fluorhydrocarbons is greatly accelerated. A quote from this article explains: >"The nuclear industry is responsible for the ozone hole. Radioactive gases like Krypton-85 appear in increasing amounts due to the bomb tests, releases and accidents at nuclear reactors and especially from the nuclear fuel recycling plants. Krypton-85 goes up to the stratosphere where it creates ice crystals which catalytically enhance the destruction of ozone by the fluorhydrocarbons." Note: Krypton-85 has a half-life of 10.7 years and a whole life of 217 years. &#x200B; [https://www.baltimoresun.com/news/bs-xpm-2004-08-17-0408170059-story.html](https://www.baltimoresun.com/news/bs-xpm-2004-08-17-0408170059-story.html) According to data from the U.S. Energy Department (DOE), the production of nuclear power significantly contributes both to global warming and ozone depletion. The enrichment of uranium fuel for nuclear power uses 93 percent of the refrigerant chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) gas made annually in the United States. The global production of CFC is banned under the Montreal Protocol because it is a potent destroyer of ozone in the stratosphere, which protects us from the carcinogenic effects of solar ultraviolet light. The ozone layer is now so thin that the population in Australia is currently experiencing one of the highest incidences of skin cancer in the world.
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You know who else wants to target our power grids? Putin. Fuck you trump loving traitors
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Lmfao. Bullshit, I'm better than you at all those things. And I can do it *while* menstruating. I laid concrete while pregnant, the fuck can you do?
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Zero mention of heat from the sun or the cycles the sun goes thru. Why would you just leave that out in f the equation?
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Global warming is fake. They’ve changed it to climate change because we aren’t getting warmer. The 1600s had a higher temp
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Is this the Collapse of the Great American Empire?
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Firstly, I do NOT appreciate you deciding to split up the links into a bunch of different posts all generating their own notifications. Secondly, if you are going to post a link, the *least* you could fucking do is copy out the part that actually tells me you're correct. Because that would indicate you've done the work of reading through it and can explain why it backs you up. Instead you're demanding that I read through it and try to make your argument for you, which is absolutely ridiculous. Thirdly: I'm just going to block you at this point, you have no intention of actually arguing in good faith or accepting any conclusion other than the one you've already made, and it's just annoying as shit. Bye.
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Yup. The idea of an abrupt collapse honestly terrifies me because society as it is already scares me as a woman. But if it all goes to hell I have a daughter to protect, so yeah. Lock and load, I guess.
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Buddy, just because you can clean toilets doesn't mean you aren't a neckbeard. Ontario/Quebec are a hell of a lot bigger then Ottawa/Gatineau try getting outside of your bubble every once in awhile. The power was out, no question. Should it have been out? Nope. Was I wrong? Yes. Was I lying? Nope.
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Pet food. Corporate sent an email to the 4 wholesaler clubs(3 on east coast, 1 on west coast u.s) that they see a pet food shortage coming.
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Eastern, Ontario, Canada. We got hit with a severe cold snap over night Friday night. It went down to -40⁰C. Saturday morning the power goes out. The grid was unable to match demand. Apparently this is the first time it's been cold in winter in Canada....just across the bridge in Quebec they still don't have power and the power company is doing rolling black outs and only allowing 1 hour of heating per day per sector. The red cross was also called in to assist with the children's hospital during the spike in flu/covid cases. Inflation still running rampant, gas prices for heating hit nearly $3/L in some areas.
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Nazis were socialists, it’s in the name and I refuse to dig any deeper than that because critical thinking is a Communist plot.
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Yes, and I tried emailing the contact listed in the WHOIS, but all my emails get rejected as spam by the registrar. Also, it's not guaranteed it will reach an actual person, based on how some registrars works. I did reach out to Gandi's support, in case they can help get the email through, but have to wait to see what they'll say. Thank you for the suggestion.
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This is why I think that sadly, suicides, murder-suicides, and suicide pacts are going to increase astronomically. Just last month in my area a man murdered his entire family and then killed himself. Since 2023 started I’ve heard too many times of similar things happening. So many people I know have been effected recently by loved ones committing suicide. The disconnects, the hopelessness, and depression are running more rampant than ever before. People are being so numbed that they no longer care about the ramifications of their choices. I think we’re at the tip of the ice berg for “nothing feels real” and the decline as we get deeper is going to be horrendous and heartbreaking.
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Would you be willing to send me a screenshot of the error you're seeing please? When I do a [third-party check](https://www.ssllabs.com/ssltest/analyze.html?d=www.letstalkthis.com&latest) is comes up as completely A+. I'm using the same browser and config as you as well.
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Yes, that would be a potential backup plan. Collapse.wiki is my first choice though, which is why we're pursuing it. Letstalkthis.com has a SSL cert. Is it not forcing https on your end?
February 6, 2023 16:04:56
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Investing from the viewpoint of collapse is how I do all my investing and I think super important. 3 of my heavily collapse-influenced investments are as follows. \- Defense any good defense stocks will work I am heavy into RTX since I am also a dividend investor and they have a good history. \- Food/Agriculture KO, MOS, HRL. MOS is a fertilizer company, from what I have read fertilizer prices will continue to rise through energy scarcity. Therefore I feel fertilizer stocks are a good store of value. People have to eat and the rich countries will do whatever it takes to purchase fertilizer. \- Oil and Natural gas. XOM and ET. Energy Transfer is a oil and natural gas pipeline company, they are not as dependent on the price of oil for their income as they make their money on transporting the stuff through their pipelines. They are essential for modern day society to function, however unsustainable that it. They also pay an amazing tax free dividend through their status as a Master Limited Partnership. My view on oil and nat gas stocks are they will do AMAZING until a certain point. After that point I feel my portfolio would not matter anymore anyways.
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Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec, Canada; It has been a very mild winter but we were hit with a cold snap over the weekend which broke a few decades of records. Luckily our infrastructure handled it fine and there have not been any major outages or loss of services in either province. However I definitely hope the homeless of the province were able to prepare and find warm places to sleep over the weekend. Both provinces are seeing a rapid decay in healthcare services, I am currently on the waitlist for a family doctor that some people have been on for 5+ years. Our local grocery conglomerate is currently being criticized for it's record profiteering from this "inflation" largely exacerbated by themselves but no one seems to have the will to do anything about it.
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Robert Evans talks about this. He’s been predicting these attacks for years. The idea is basically that if they attack infrastructure and more like them see it and follow suit, eventually the system as a whole (gov, utilities, etc.-not just power) will be overwhelmed and unable to function. From there, they think they can supplant the legitimate gov and eventually be in charge. The whole “day of the rope” thing is seen as a bonus or just as a way of motivating the ones whose first priority is ethno-nationalism.
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The link you showed with Hydro Quebec literally shows ongoing outages. Wtf are you on about here lol stop trying to stir shit up for no reason.
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2 men discussing birthrate like it's this easy cheap *thing* that women *just do* lol. I encourage all men who want to talk about birthrate and making children to host a tapeworm for 9 months without any alcohol or drugs, and a good gut punch every day. HEY MEN:::: I don't give a shit about your birthrates!!!!!! Shit societies deserve to die and women will make it happen!!! All societies with low birthrates deserve to die for being shit, especially being shit to women and mothers and young kids.
February 6, 2023 15:06:16
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Is it just me?I can't help but feel as though the current climate within society is set to bring about it's collapse. It feels to me as though every group of people is now being pitted against each other and it spells disaster for the future. Whether it be the 'gender war' with men becoming increasingly unhappy with the general opinion on men and masculinity, whether it be all the current issues with trans rights, pollution, oil and gas, war, and a whole host of other intrinsic and complicated problems in society, they all seem to lead to one thing: conflict. No longer does anyone seem prepared to sit down and have a calm conversation in order to solve the problem, it always seems to evolve into conflict, whether that be a shouting match or violent/disruptive protest matters little. It feels to me as though a stake is being driven between the different groups of society, serving only to further segregate, alienate and create a very tense dystopian future, whereby the best idea is to remain silent or risk endangering yourself by offending someone. As I write this, I'm watching a news program on the 'just stop oil' protests and whilst I agree that change must occur in that respect as climate change does threaten everyone, the methods by which they are spreading their ideology seems illogical and serves to again drive a stake between them and the remainder of society by targeting things that the general public value and are protective of (lobbing soup at paintings, supergluing themselves to and damaging priceless artwork, cars etc). It serves to only make them an alienated group in society, further contributing to the idea that society consists of 'us and them'. Redditors, what's your opinion? Am I the only one who feels as though society is currently descending into conflict and dystopia? I felt like this was the most fitting subreddit to put this
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How many people can live on Earth, sustainably?I have been giving quite some thought on how many people can live on Earth, without causing detriment to the biosphere, and also, not having to deal with resource depletion. To start off the baseline, this post will only deal with the global population, not individual countries. There will be an explanation between resource usage levels and living standards. And lastly, there will be a chart stating on how many people the Earth can support, at different levels of resource consumption. The journey to figure out this information started out from Overshoot day. For those who do not know, Overshoot day is the day, measuring out from January 1st, the day that resources on Earth that could be sustainably be regenerated in 1 year, will be depleted. Any resources used after that, will counted as Resource Debt. There is a point in which how much unsustainability is too much to break the system. As the system is human society, at how much resource usage will cause noticeable resource scarcity. I personally don't know the answer. But to gauge, I will use [overshootday.org](https://overshoot.org) as the baseline. Whatever country that is closest to 1 earth usage and a decent HDI, (around .7 to .8) will be the standard country, and extrapolate from there. There are about 5 levels of resource consumption. &#x200B; |Resource Level|Country Equivalent|Explanation| |:-|:-|:-| |Level 1|Cambodia, Philippines, Indonesia, Colombia, Nicaragua |Goods and items are relatively simple from an industrial standpoint. Items take about 6 months of savings to procure. Quality of life doesn't seem great. Lack of running water, and occasional energy cuts. | |Level 2.5|China, Greece, Chile|Goods and items are more sophisticated. Larger amounts of goods are available. Items take about 1-2 months to procure. Infrastructure seems run down, but is still maintained from time to time. Water looks clean, but tastes weird. Energy supply is more expensive, but not an issue.| |Level 4|Sweden, Finland, Australia|Goods and items are at peak sophistication. Larger amounts of goods are available. Items take about 1 month to procure. Resource savings is found by using natural products or simplified manufacturing chains. Infrastructure is well maintained. Water is clean and taste fine. Energy is not a problem.| |Level 5.5 |United States|Goods and items are at peak sophistication. Many types of consumer products are available. Items take about 1 month to procure. Resource usage is increased due to inefficiency in the manufacturing process and increased redundancy of the production of various goods. Infrastructure is well maintained. Water is clean and taste fine. Energy is not a problem.| |Level 7|Hypothetical|Goods and items are at peak sophistication. Vast productions of goods manufactured for the sake of manufacturing. Hyper-capitalist society. Items takes about 1 week to procure. Production for the sake of production. Infrastructure is well maintained. All the water is sparkling water with fizz. Energy is abundant, and carelessly used. | If everyone, around 7.975 billion people when this was published in mid-2022, lived like in level 1, then the earth can sustain 7.975 billion people, with nothing to spare for regenerative capacity. So, let's say there are 7.975 billion resource units. Divide that by resource level, and reduce that number by 20 percent ( times .8), to allow the earth to heal and prevent resource overuse, and that would be our number for how many people the Earth can handle sustainably. &#x200B; |Resource Usage|Population|Earth Population Overage| |:-|:-|:-| |Level 1|6.350 billion|1.25x| |Level 2.5|2.400 billion|3.2x| |Level 4|1.500 billion|5.3x| |Level 5.5|1.150 billion|7x| |Level 7|900 million|8.8x | **Final Thoughts** In the Limits to Growth report, some of the variables are resource related functions. I think there is a good question on how much resources there are, definitively speaking, and also, how long will humanity last? Could a low population Earth handle resource overuse indefinitely? Or will they experience collapse, some time farther into the future? Is increasing wealth for the entirety of humanity causing our societal doom? How long can society handle economic growth? **TL:DR**. About 1.5 billion humans can live on Earth, in which the land and oceans can still be respected, resources can be taken out of the ground and manufactured, sustainably.
February 6, 2023 15:05:18
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What companies or industries would you sadly invest in to profit from collapse?As our world is ending, some things are going to become less and less profitable (can’t see movie theatres doing well when 95% of us will be fighting in the water wars, and those that are wealthy enough to afford a $9 ticket will be scared of leaving their commune. But there will be opportunities too. What are they? What will sadly be growth areas? I’m thinking electric gate companies (gated communities),Nestle (after they own all the world’s water), tent and sleeping bag companies (mass homelessness), water purifiers. Bow and arrow producers?
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When was the last time things felt “real” for you?Nothing feels real anymore, everything has this nebulous, kind of artificial quality that in some ways makes me feel like the world I’m waking up to every day is some sort of facsimile to the authentic reality of maybe 10-15 years ago. I’m 33 next month, and after thinking about it, I don’t think things have felt quite right since around my 21st birthday. The strange feeling started slowly, almost imperceptible at first and now each year that goes by things get more and more off-track. Like someone stepped away from the simulation and now it’s just going haywire. I’m sorry I can’t be more descriptive. Everything just feels wrong now somehow. Maybe I’m just overthinking? Speaking for myself here—though I’ve heard similar sentiments from some friends.
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Useless primitivism. Go throw your technology in a bonfire already.
February 6, 2023 15:03:46
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I feel god awful for the Syrian refugees especially. What a horrible tragedy
February 6, 2023 15:03:30
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Another domestic terrorist plot to take down power stations…
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Eastern, Ontario, Canada. We got hit with a severe cold snap over night Friday night. It went down to -40⁰C. Saturday morning the power goes out. The grid was unable to match demand. Apparently this is the first time it's been cold in winter in Canada....just across the bridge in Quebec they still don't have power and the power company is doing rolling black outs and only allowing 1 hour of heating per day per sector. The red cross was also called in to assist with the children's hospital during the spike in flu/covid cases. Inflation still running rampant, gas prices for heating hit nearly $3/L in some areas.
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The current one is hosted at letstalkthis.com and that domain is not very descriptive of what's actually there. We also have letstalkcollspse.com forwarding to it, but nothing is currently hosted on that domain. When I first proposed the wiki I was not a moderator, so it made more sense to use a URL associated with my username. The general domain (i.e. letstalkthis.com) name also meant I could host the wikis for both r/collapse and r/ufos on the same server. That's no longer necessary, as we've moved the r/ufos wiki to [ufos.wiki](https://ufos.wiki). I also think something with 'wiki' in the URL helps emphasize it is indeed a wiki, even if only very few people have contributed to it historically. Lastly, Collapse.Wiki is not actually being used and was obviously intended to be a collapse-related wiki at some point. Moving the contents of the wiki or server around is trivial, so that's not a functional barrier on our end.
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Midlands UK, we had two 40⁰c days last summer, I know that doesn't seem like a lot to some of you guys, but for here it's outrageous, you expect highs of something like 30⁰c in the summer, the weeks either side of those days were 35⁰c+ the aerial photos of the whole of Europe was basically brown. Also food bank use is through the roof and everyone's on strike. People are struggling to heat their homes. Britain is going down the shitter fast.
February 6, 2023 14:37:15
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Eastern, Ontario, Canada. We got hit with a severe cold snap over night Friday night. It went down to -40⁰C. Saturday morning the power goes out. The grid was unable to match demand. Apparently this is the first time it's been cold in winter in Canada....just across the bridge in Quebec they still don't have power and the power company is doing rolling black outs and only allowing 1 hour of heating per day per sector. The red cross was also called in to assist with the children's hospital during the spike in flu/covid cases. Inflation still running rampant, gas prices for heating hit nearly $3/L in some areas.
February 6, 2023 14:36:18
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They don't have to give you a permit and they don't automatically approve fimling, especially if they don't like you or the content you are creating. Also it seems putting the National park in charge of fees has made them variable, meaning they can charge you whatever the fuck they please.
February 6, 2023 14:35:31
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- the flow DECREASED! Lol... wasn't/isn't the ice melting!? Wouldn't it increase drastically first? Thennnnn peter out. I'm not a scientist but I thought melting ice made more water. To say nothing of the fact that the US built the most dams in history in the early to mid 1900s. There is NO FUCKING way there isn't a control mechanism for these reservoirs.. its just A holes who know and can don't and won't... there is no water shortage. There is a cabal of elites who like to watch suffering in the name of their end game. Get your popcorn ready. The next decade is gonna be wild.
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February 6, 2023 14:34:41
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I'll bet $20,000 they will be back to normal in 10 years.
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Location: west and east coast Incoming pet food shortage. Sam's club sent an email to their wholesale warehouses on both coasts about how they will not receive pet food for the foreseeable future. Available pet food will be sent to the regular stores instead. All wholesale buyers will have to go through the normal Sam's club stores and be subject to the buying limits there.
February 6, 2023 14:29:12
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The gov has the ability to make it rain through geo engineering.
February 6, 2023 13:58:26
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Does anyone know who owns the domain Collapse.Wiki?I asked on the [French Collapse subreddit](https://www.reddit.com/r/effondrement/comments/10uot8a/estce_que_quelquun_sait_%C3%A0_qui_appartient/), but wanted to ask here as well. [Using the Wayback Machine](https://web.archive.org/web/20220104110413/https://collapse.wiki/), it looks like the domain was originally intended to be used a French Collapse Wiki, but was never developed. We're looking to expand the wiki to a more appropriate domain, just wondering if anyone is aware of who tried starting one there. Any help would be appreciated.
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really sucks when you build a society like the UK that depends on things like colonialism to function and the society that you made that was unsustainable to begin with collapses under its own weight when the former colonies refuse to support your fat asses anymore.
February 6, 2023 13:58:18
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Does anyone know who owns the domain Collapse.Wiki?I asked on the [French Collapse subreddit](https://www.reddit.com/r/effondrement/comments/10uot8a/estce_que_quelquun_sait_%C3%A0_qui_appartient/), but wanted to ask here as well. [Using the Wayback Machine](https://web.archive.org/web/20220104110413/https://collapse.wiki/), it looks like the domain was originally intended to be used a French Collapse Wiki, but was never developed. We're looking to expand the wiki to a more appropriate domain, just wondering if anyone is aware of who tried starting one there. Any help would be appreciated.
February 6, 2023 13:57:12
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February 6, 2023 13:57:05
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Lakes are a quarter way to overfilling, rather than three-quarters empty.
February 6, 2023 13:55:59
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We're all gonna die from .005 of a degree!!! Blame Trump!!
February 6, 2023 13:55:04
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There are only 4 cities in Canada? Perhaps you need to crawl out of your rock covered hole?
February 6, 2023 13:54:18
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The following submission statement was provided by /u/Jitzilla: --- SS: Neo-Nazi leader and girlfriend targeted Baltimore, MD power stations intending to cause a cascading grid failure, resulting in city-wide destruction. Related to collapse because this seems to be becoming a trend, and would devastate affected areas. --- Please reply to OP's comment here: https://old.reddit.com/r/collapse/comments/10vdwuh/another_domestic_terrorist_plot_to_take_down/j7gtyds/
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The following submission statement was provided by /u/Jitzilla: --- SS: Neo-Nazi leader and girlfriend targeted Baltimore, MD power stations intending to cause a cascading grid failure, resulting in city-wide destruction. Related to collapse because this seems to be becoming a trend, and would devastate affected areas. --- Please reply to OP's comment here: https://old.reddit.com/r/collapse/comments/10vdwuh/another_domestic_terrorist_plot_to_take_down/j7gtyds/
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That's a massive, presumptuous rant for something you have absolutely no context for. "Manic"? That idea can fuck off lol
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Location: Southern Pennsylvania I'm currently out of work and circling the drain as far as homelessness and had several suicide attempts. (Please hold all your condolences and posting of crisis lines and things I don't need them but I appreciate that if you had the thought) Anyway I'm applying to places and because of my attempts I was paired with a group called Service Access Management or SAM. Which while I was in hospital I was led to believe it would be some kind of state social services but it's actually just a company that does this service for the state of Pennsylvania I guess. Anyway they're fairly useless and basically they just send a caseworker over to your house to figure out what your needs are and then bombard you with phone numbers. I've called about two dozen numbers ranging from the salvation army to veterans assistance organizations and food banks and that sort of thing. Basically every single one of them have told me that all of their previous programs like car repair assistance or grants or loans are basically not existent. Some of them offer food banks but you have to show up there in person which obviously if you're poor and you don't have access to transportation you're f*****. The sheer number of phone numbers also that just bring off the hook or who don't have messaging services is staggering. My caseworker seemed flummoxed as I think she's probably pretty new but even the tattered community organization here in the south of the state doesn't exist anymore if it ever did and even the organizations whose job it is to collate these things seem to be frustrated with the fact that a lot of their contacts are dead ends.
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Midlands UK, we had two 40⁰c days last summer, I know that doesn't seem like a lot to some of you guys, but for here it's outrageous, you expect highs of something like 30⁰c in the summer, the weeks either side of those days were 35⁰c+ the aerial photos of the whole of Europe was basically brown. Also food bank use is through the roof and everyone's on strike. People are struggling to heat their homes. Britain is going down the shitter fast.
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There's not many birds in Southern Wisconsin/Northern Illinois. See a few but not in any numbers of reassurance.
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The following submission statement was provided by /u/BabyLlama-Drama: --- SS: Most of us hear a lot about overpopulation and the issues surrounding that. However, just as stark of a problem is depopulation and stagnation in the population which is occurring now across the US. Some have called it 'Japanification' and others have called the resulting economics from it 'secular stagnation'. But essentially the US is facing a crisis similar to Japan. The largest cities are growing while the rural and less developed cities of the country are [emptying out](https://www.census.gov/library/visualizations/2021/dec/percent-change-county-population/_jcr_content/root/responsivegrid/embeddableimage1156.coreimg.jpeg/1628761897910/percent-change-by-county.jpeg). This process is about to accelerate toward the end of the 2020s and into the 2030s as the baby boomer population begins to pass away. Essentially it will radically reshape the economy toward lower growth, higher debt, less dynamism and more concentration of wealth into the most successful metropoles while the rest of the country depopulates over time. This also ironically creates housing unaffordability in the areas which the young and old alike have to move to find work and avoid the isolating effects of depopulation of the hinterlands. Compounding this is the declining life expectancy of Americans and rampant overdose deaths. Excess deaths are on the rise, and will continue to impact demographics negatively going forward as many of these problems are linked and compounding affects of late stage Capitalism. --- Please reply to OP's comment here: https://old.reddit.com/r/collapse/comments/10vd2h4/the_depopulation_bomb_us_demographics_in_decline/j7gpn1h/
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The following submission statement was provided by /u/BabyLlama-Drama: --- SS: Most of us hear a lot about overpopulation and the issues surrounding that. However, just as stark of a problem is depopulation and stagnation in the population which is occurring now across the US. Some have called it 'Japanification' and others have called the resulting economics from it 'secular stagnation'. But essentially the US is facing a crisis similar to Japan. The largest cities are growing while the rural and less developed cities of the country are [emptying out](https://www.census.gov/library/visualizations/2021/dec/percent-change-county-population/_jcr_content/root/responsivegrid/embeddableimage1156.coreimg.jpeg/1628761897910/percent-change-by-county.jpeg). This process is about to accelerate toward the end of the 2020s and into the 2030s as the baby boomer population begins to pass away. Essentially it will radically reshape the economy toward lower growth, higher debt, less dynamism and more concentration of wealth into the most successful metropoles while the rest of the country depopulates over time. This also ironically creates housing unaffordability in the areas which the young and old alike have to move to find work and avoid the isolating effects of depopulation of the hinterlands. Compounding this is the declining life expectancy of Americans and rampant overdose deaths. Excess deaths are on the rise, and will continue to impact demographics negatively going forward as many of these problems are linked and compounding affects of late stage Capitalism. --- Please reply to OP's comment here: https://old.reddit.com/r/collapse/comments/10vd2h4/the_depopulation_bomb_us_demographics_in_decline/j7gpn1h/
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The following submission statement was provided by /u/BabyLlama-Drama: --- SS: Most of us hear a lot about overpopulation and the issues surrounding that. However, just as stark of a problem is depopulation and stagnation in the population which is occurring now across the US. Some have called it 'Japanification' and others have called the resulting economics from it 'secular stagnation'. But essentially the US is facing a crisis similar to Japan. The largest cities are growing while the rural and less developed cities of the country are [emptying out](https://www.census.gov/library/visualizations/2021/dec/percent-change-county-population/_jcr_content/root/responsivegrid/embeddableimage1156.coreimg.jpeg/1628761897910/percent-change-by-county.jpeg). This process is about to accelerate toward the end of the 2020s and into the 2030s as the baby boomer population begins to pass away. Essentially it will radically reshape the economy toward lower growth, higher debt, less dynamism and more concentration of wealth into the most successful metropoles while the rest of the country depopulates over time. This also ironically creates housing unaffordability in the areas which the young and old alike have to move to find work and avoid the isolating effects of depopulation of the hinterlands. Compounding this is the declining life expectancy of Americans and rampant overdose deaths. Excess deaths are on the rise, and will continue to impact demographics negatively going forward as many of these problems are linked and compounding affects of late stage Capitalism. --- Please reply to OP's comment here: https://old.reddit.com/r/collapse/comments/10vd2h4/the_depopulation_bomb_us_demographics_in_decline/j7gpn1h/
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Location: Southern Pennsylvania I'm currently out of work and circling the drain as far as homelessness and had several suicide attempts. (Please hold all your condolences and posting of crisis lines and things I don't need them but I appreciate that if you had the thought) Anyway I'm applying to places and because of my attempts I was paired with a group called Service Access Management or SAM. Which while I was in hospital I was led to believe it would be some kind of state social services but it's actually just a company that does this service for the state of Pennsylvania I guess. Anyway they're fairly useless and basically they just send a caseworker over to your house to figure out what your needs are and then bombard you with phone numbers. I've called about two dozen numbers ranging from the salvation army to veterans assistance organizations and food banks and that sort of thing. Basically every single one of them have told me that all of their previous programs like car repair assistance or grants or loans are basically not existent. Some of them offer food banks but you have to show up there in person which obviously if you're poor and you don't have access to transportation you're f*****. The sheer number of phone numbers also that just bring off the hook or who don't have messaging services is staggering. My caseworker seemed flummoxed as I think she's probably pretty new but even the tattered community organization here in the south of the state doesn't exist anymore if it ever did and even the organizations whose job it is to collate these things seem to be frustrated with the fact that a lot of their contacts are dead ends.
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Location: west and east coast Incoming pet food shortage. Sam's club sent an email to their wholesale warehouses on both coasts about how they will not receive pet food for the foreseeable future. Available pet food will be sent to the regular stores instead. All wholesale buyers will have to go through the normal Sam's club stores and be subject to the buying limits there.
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If it is purely economic collapse, I think it will be very similar to Sri Lanka 2021-2022 economic collapse timeline. If it is another outbreak (say bird flu) I don’t think most governments are ready (or have the resources) to deal with it. If it is a major global climate crisis like most disaster movie, then it will be a quick and painless collapse.
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Location: Austin, TX USA I have been without power since 4am last Wednesday. We had another bad ice storm that completely fucking wrecked our trees and in turn destroyed a lot of power lines, poles, transformers, etc. We weren’t able to report our outage because the only automated system for reporting was so inundated that I think it just crapped out until last night, when we finally got an update acknowledging our outage. Unfortunately shortly after another update told us that at best we will probably get power on by the 12th and people without power should make accommodations for the rest of the week. My home is my accommodation. I don’t have extra money to pay for a hotel. We had to eventually throw all our food out because we were told power would be restored this past Friday and it wasn’t. I’m very aware of just how bad things are and are becoming. This experience is still jarring and I feel a whirlwind of emotions but mostly I’m scared. I realize just how unprepared we are and the reality of the situation we are all in is really starting to settle in. I am still grateful to have a roof over my head and I still have the privilege to be able to complain about something that so many people live without on a daily basis. This experience is starting to become more frequent and yet I am still unprepared.
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Location: Toronto, Canada The Daily Mail is of course sensationalist (and that's putting it charitably), but even with that grain of salt, I found this quite disturbing: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11701187/Zombie-Nation-Shocking-images-lay-bare-Americas-drug-crisis.html We have similar problems in Canada. In fact I need only walk a block or two from my apartment to find people in a similar state or evidence that such activities have taken place. It got me thinking: How can a society that lets this go on *not* be in collapse? What is the *point* of society if not to solve/mitigate problems so that for the most part people are OK? And you can go from there. Lots of problems all around. I'm 55 so I can tell you it wasn't always like this. I caught the last third or so of the pre-neoliberal/trente glorieueses/welfare state (in the UK/European sense) period. Not that things were perfect then by any means but there was certainly less visible poverty and suffering. It was unthinkable that a job wouldn't enable you to live decently and it was unthinkable that the average person wouldn't be able to get a job if they wanted or needed one. Life really was not as hard. I've watched it get worse and worse since the 1980s. Just sharing my thoughts, basically.
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It's honestly one of my favorite movies even though I know how ridiculous some of the scenes are (plane flying out of a pyroclastic flow... hahahahaha, right).
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Says the guy who said: >I forgot to mention the absurdity of implying modern Russia is in any way communist. As if I've done anything of the sort. You are unable to argue against anything but totally made up nonsense, apparently.
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What is your opinion regarding the defining characteristic(s) of collapse?What is your opinion regarding the defining characteristic(s) of collapse? - Economic collapse - Food insecurity - Government ineffectiveness, specifically dissolution of the rule of law - Healthcare system failure (lack of key personnel, lack of pharmaceuticals) - Infrastructure collapse (electricity, sewage, trash, water) - Rampant violence - Water scarcity What are some examples of collapse in WEIRD (western, educated, industrialized, rich, democracies) countries even temporarily? What precipitated the collapse? What could have been done to mitigate the collapse?
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The following submission statement was provided by /u/lilsneeezy: --- The feeling of pretending everything's normal has been getting to me a lot lately. I felt like this article connected a lot of threads, and explained the vibe I've been getting recently, from everyone. From Covid to global warming to the economy, it's extremely clear to me that we're facing struggles that are interlocking. And it's beyond frustrating to see people feigning normality in the face of it. So this article resonated with me a lot. --- Please reply to OP's comment here: https://old.reddit.com/r/collapse/comments/10teloh/the_age_of_polycrisis/j76a3gc/
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My fellow Americans, I am urging you to put in a butt plug to stop the spread. - Fauci
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Will the U.S. live to see another presidential election?I read the news on a daily basis and since Biden was elected, I have become increasingly scared for this country. We're dealing with the border crisis, inflation, crime, etc. Today I read that there has been a surge crime in Asheville, NC, but the police force is decreasing in size. [https://www.foxnews.com/us/democrat-run-tourist-town-sees-200-surge-break-ins-violent-crime-spike-wildly-frustrating](https://www.foxnews.com/us/democrat-run-tourist-town-sees-200-surge-break-ins-violent-crime-spike-wildly-frustrating) The same thing is happening in many other American cities (i.e. San Francisco). [**https://www.foxnews.com/us/san-francisco-crime-340-percent-spike-burglaries-police-reform**](https://www.foxnews.com/us/san-francisco-crime-340-percent-spike-burglaries-police-reform) Also, Yuma Regional Medical Center in Arizona is the only hospital for 60 miles and is on the 'brink of collapse' due to having to care for illegal immigrants. [https://www.foxnews.com/media/arizona-hospital-brink-collapse-spending-20-million-migrant-care-nobody-has-solution](https://www.foxnews.com/media/arizona-hospital-brink-collapse-spending-20-million-migrant-care-nobody-has-solution) Does anybody believe that this country will make it to Nov. 5, 2024?
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Will the U.S. live to see another presidential election?I read the news on a daily basis and since Biden was elected, I have become increasingly scared for this country. We're dealing with the border crisis, inflation, crime, etc. Today I read that there has been a surge crime in Asheville, NC, but the police force is decreasing in size. [https://www.foxnews.com/us/democrat-run-tourist-town-sees-200-surge-break-ins-violent-crime-spike-wildly-frustrating](https://www.foxnews.com/us/democrat-run-tourist-town-sees-200-surge-break-ins-violent-crime-spike-wildly-frustrating) The same thing is happening in many other American cities (i.e. San Francisco). [**https://www.foxnews.com/us/san-francisco-crime-340-percent-spike-burglaries-police-reform**](https://www.foxnews.com/us/san-francisco-crime-340-percent-spike-burglaries-police-reform) Also, Yuma Regional Medical Center in Arizona is the only hospital for 60 miles and is on the 'brink of collapse' due to having to care for illegal immigrants. [https://www.foxnews.com/media/arizona-hospital-brink-collapse-spending-20-million-migrant-care-nobody-has-solution](https://www.foxnews.com/media/arizona-hospital-brink-collapse-spending-20-million-migrant-care-nobody-has-solution) Does anybody believe that this country will make it to Nov. 5, 2024?
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Anyway we can get some of that nitrous for, uh, experiments and shit?
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What can I do!I'm currently at maybe 90% of long covid recovery and I've fought so hard to get better for the better half of last year. I'm trying so hard not to die and I wanted to grow old with my husband so bad. I worked so hard in my early 20's and am now 28 living in a van trying to survive. I hate when people say oh but we all are going to die someday, yeah I get that but I don't want to go this early, I seriously don't. I saw the CWD post and I just got through this disease now your telling me I can just turn psychotic on the person I love so much and end up dying a vegetable? Thankfully the deer in Washington state have been tested and nothing found so far but realistically how long do I have? What can I do to reverse this shit? Should I just go roll in deer shit and die early? Do we need to get a little French in this bitch before our government kills us? I'm sitting here crying while typing this because I'm so scared. Don't say get off this app and relax because that shit is now always in the back of my mind no matter what! Once you see it you can't unsee it.
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What can I do!I'm currently at maybe 90% of long covid recovery and I've fought so hard to get better for the better half of last year. I'm trying so hard not to die and I wanted to grow old with my husband so bad. I worked so hard in my early 20's and am now 28 living in a van trying to survive. I hate when people say oh but we all are going to die someday, yeah I get that but I don't want to go this early, I seriously don't. I saw the CWD post and I just got through this disease now your telling me I can just turn psychotic on the person I love so much and end up dying a vegetable? Thankfully the deer in Washington state have been tested and nothing found so far but realistically how long do I have? What can I do to reverse this shit? Should I just go roll in deer shit and die early? Do we need to get a little French in this bitch before our government kills us? I'm sitting here crying while typing this because I'm so scared. Don't say get off this app and relax because that shit is now always in the back of my mind no matter what! Once you see it you can't unsee it.
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What can I do!I'm currently at maybe 90% of long covid recovery and I've fought so hard to get better for the better half of last year. I'm trying so hard not to die and I wanted to grow old with my husband so bad. I worked so hard in my early 20's and am now 28 living in a van trying to survive. I hate when people say oh but we all are going to die someday, yeah I get that but I don't want to go this early, I seriously don't. I saw the CWD post and I just got through this disease now your telling me I can just turn psychotic on the person I love so much and end up dying a vegetable? Thankfully the deer in Washington state have been tested and nothing found so far but realistically how long do I have? What can I do to reverse this shit? Should I just go roll in deer shit and die early? Do we need to get a little French in this bitch before our government kills us? I'm sitting here crying while typing this because I'm so scared. Don't say get off this app and relax because that shit is now always in the back of my mind no matter what! Once you see it you can't unsee it.
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That's a massive, presumptuous rant for something you have absolutely no context for. "Manic"? That idea can fuck off lol Edit: fixed for the mod
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You suck at strawmanning. People will get themselves killed regardless of what I think because they don't value life, even their own, more than they value power and the powerful. You may put all the blame on the rich. I live in a third world shithole and most of these poor people would rather look up to the rich and call you a jealous loser for talking smack about them.
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That's a massive, presumptuous rant for something you have absolutely no context for. "Manic"? That idea can fuck off lol Edit: fixed for the mod
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You suck at strawmanning. People will get themselves killed regardless of what I think because they don't value life, even their own, more than they value power and the powerful. You may put all the blame on the rich. I live in a third world shithole and most of these poor people would rather look up to the rich and call you a jealous loser for talking smack about them.
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The first time I visited Pheonix, a friend there gave me the grande tour....I went on a tyrade for near a half hour straight the moment I saw all the farms on the edge/outside of the metro...the audacity to farm ANYTHING in that place...
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Do you hear *yourself* ? I ask you if people know where the house they’re buying is, and you start going on about building standards and cabins in the woods. You suck at deflection, or are even worse at comprehension.
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Do you hear *yourself* ? I ask you if people know where the house they’re buying is, and you start going on about building standards and cabins in the woods. You suck at deflection, or are even worse at comprehension.
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