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3point14rat


  • CC:  “I received an nice response from an email I sent a friend, the opening paragraph belongs in this little collection of mine.”
    <p style=”padding-left: 80px;”>In response to your thoughtful message. I have had much the same feelings, perhaps not as dark, but the same none-the-less. Like you, I take the long view and understand that my life is…

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  • I can’t imagine living in an area where Covid-19 is spreading rapidly through community transmission.

    Living in small-town, rural Alberta is about as safe as it gets, yet I still have a bit of anxiety over going out and shopping at the local store (which I now do only once a week as opposed to every other day like usual.)

    Is it wrong to wish…[Read more]

  • They both sound interesting enough to check out. This evening maybe, depending on what the family has planned.

  • I always watch with subtitles, so accents and that sort of thing don’t matter.

    Our friends cancelled Netflix because they said some show on it showed god as gay. Is Messiah the show?

  • I made a mistake. It’s not “The Trials if Gabriel Gonzalez”, It’s “The Trials if Gabriel Fernandez”.

  • “Did Gods exist before humans created them?”

    The question begs the idea they even exist at all and the answer is, “No they didn’t”.

    A god begins to exist the second someone invents it. When the last mind that believes in a god either loses it’s belief in a god or dies, then all gods will be gone.

    No mind = no gods. [Coincidentally, that is the…[Read more]

  • Took a break from TNG and watched a couple other Netflix series while biking to nowhere.

    Started watching “The Trials if Gabriel Gonzalez”. It’s a true story of unimaginable abuse of a child. Don’t watch this if stories of abuse haunt you after you turn off the TV, because this one will destroy you. There are only five episodes and I’ve watched…[Read more]

  • “Pretty hyperbolic.”

    I wish it were.

    Long ago it would have been.

    But now that factory farms treat animals as brutally as required to maximize profits, and corporations use pesticides, herbicides and fertilizer to grow food to feed those animals (instead of humans), my hyperbole is no longer hyperbole.

  • TimB:  “I love vegans.  They’re a little stringy, but can make a nice light afternoon snack.

    Jeffrey Dahmer, (when doing articles for Home and Table Magazine)

    I saw a Dahmer joke on Facebook yesterday.

    • WHO: In order to prevent the spread of the Corona virus we are asking people to avoid handshakes.
    • Dahmer, turning off blender: Darn!

    I def…[Read more]

  • “And honest and objective view would be that there is nothing wrong with eating animals.”

    When one side dies after living a short brutal life that requires ecological destruction, in order to become food of questionable benefit for the other side, an “honest and objective view” would not take you to that conclusion.

    Nihilism. (Oops, wrong thread.)

  • greenfist:  “Yes 3point. Came to the same conclusion when we look at this honestly and objectively.”

    It’s sucks that I know how bad it is yet want so bad to eat a steak or burger or roast or chicken or pork chops or… darn! I’m getting hungry talking about it.

    Growing up in farm country gives a different perspective than the city folks who are…[Read more]

  • 3point14rat replied to the topic Nihilism in the forum General Discussion 1 week, 4 days ago

    greenfist:  “3point.  Its clear to all that you have mo idea what you are talking about”

    Says the guy who has offered zero ideas or arguments of his own. No one knows what (or if) you think because you haven’t said anything. Calling out others while hiding behind empty words is a precarious place from which to pick a fight.

    Feel free to d…[Read more]

  • The video is very clear and persuasive in it’s defense of veganism. Not one of the arguments put out there by the reporter held up to the practical counter-argument by the vegan.

    I grew up on a dairy farm. We had pigs, chickens and turkeys as well when I was very young. Needles to say, all sorts of meat and dairy were, and still are, a major part…[Read more]

  • I never heard of Bart Campolo, yet he’s made a podcast specifically for me – how to disagree without being a jerk.

    Eerie.

    I used to read some of Hemant Mehta’s stuff years ago and like him and his style, so it should be a good listen.

  • mriana:  “I think it is a ponzi scheme, where the most greedy win and the winner takes all. I really can’t stand Capitalism. It seems to me the worst form of government. Yes, I know, but it is what is running the U.S., maybe even the world. Any time a corporation is treated as a human and a human is treated as though they are not human, then so…

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  • 3point14rat replied to the topic Nihilism in the forum General Discussion 1 week, 5 days ago

    Oh greenfist. I don’t know what to do with you.

    Anyone should be able to identify a problem when it results in destruction of the planet we live on and the torturous death by starvation, disease and conflict, of millions of my fellow humans.

    That I, personally, don’t have the solution to this problem is unfortunate. But since no one has the…[Read more]

  • 3point14rat replied to the topic Nihilism in the forum General Discussion 1 week, 5 days ago

    Since developed countries are hardly where overpopulation is a problem, I’m sure you’ll understand why that’s irrelevant.

    There. I talked about it.

    Now it’s your turn to pretend you don’t understand and claim I said something I didn’t say.

     

  • 3point14rat replied to the topic Nihilism in the forum General Discussion 1 week, 5 days ago

    greenfist:  “I see. Youre pissing in the wind

    Reduce how?. Fertility rates are in decline in western countries, so what exactly are you propsing?”

    Why am I the target of your comically pointless anger?

    Your posts are full of strawmen*. So no matter what I write you’ll pretend to not understand.

     

    * [No, I’m not claiming you literally have…[Read more]

  • 3point14rat replied to the topic Nihilism in the forum General Discussion 1 week, 5 days ago

    greenfist:  “HOW??? HOW MUCH??”

    Seriously? You’re shouting at me because I didn’t state specific methods or target numbers?

    I will give you no numbers because I don’t know them.

    As for how, there is no method I can think of other than reduce the reproduction rate by an amount that prevents a crazy shift in demographics that would cause even…[Read more]

  • 3point14rat replied to the topic Nihilism in the forum General Discussion 1 week, 5 days ago

    You misunderstood something I’ve said in a big way.

    I simply said that there are too many humans for the planet. To ensure current and future generations have the best possible world to live in, we need to start slowing population growth. Nowhere did I mention culling or killing people that are alive today.

    We need to care for everyone who is…[Read more]

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