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    There is a notable group of prominent climate scientists who present compelling evidence that human extinction will occur by 2026 as a result of a projected 10 degree celsius increase in global temperatures above the pre-industrial level by this date. The primary document for this is noted above and this document, together with the evidence it cites, is readily available to be read and analyzed by anyone.
    https://www.counterpunch.org/2018/08...urvival/print/

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    2029 would be better, more roll-over.
    Cool heads prevail

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    Good work, Tungsten, Well done. Get back to us if there's anything you need.

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    2-Nite I'm gonna party like it's 2025.
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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    2-Nite I'm gonna party like it's 2025.
    I sure hope it's better than the Apocalypse of 2012...what a let down that was. To be honest, I expected a whole lot more from Y2K as well. In fact, Doom's Day has been, on the whole, about as exciting as getting a wet kiss on the lips from your great aunt.

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    Well since we can't do anything about it on such short notice, phuck it, I an't gonna worry about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by life behind bars View Post
    Well since we can't do anything about it on such short notice, phuck it, I an't gonna worry about it.
    Time to take out a bunch of credit cards and run up a bunch of debt on yachts, hookers, and blow. No problem with the debt if we all die in 2026.

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    It's about time..I'll be 62- 63. Perfect. Don't have to worry about retirement. I am emptying my 401k right now and buying weed and bikes.
    How can this mean anything to me, if I really don't feel anything at all. I'll keep digging, till I feel something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harold View Post
    Time to take out a bunch of credit cards and run up a bunch of debt on yachts, hookers, and blow.
    Harold!? Didn't really have you pegged as a "hookers and blow" sort of guy.



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    Quote Originally Posted by MOJO K View Post
    Harold!? Didn't really have you pegged as a "hookers and blow" sort of guy.



    We should hang out.
    lol. take away the future, and I'm game for a whole lot of things most people don't have me pegged for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornfield View Post
    2029 would be better, more roll-over.
    Maneuverability for post apocalyptic rubble though.
    It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MOJO K View Post
    I sure hope it's better than the Apocalypse of 2012...what a let down that was. To be honest, I expected a whole lot more from Y2K as well. In fact, Doom's Day has been, on the whole, about as exciting as getting a wet kiss on the lips from your great aunt.
    One could argue the middle east chaos is climate driven. Anyone who doesn't beleive that could happen here will be the first to be eaten.
    It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WHALENARD View Post
    One could argue the middle east chaos is climate driven. Anyone who doesn't beleive that could happen here will be the first to be eaten.
    That reminds me...did Piccard ever get that sink fixed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harold View Post
    lol. take away the future, and I'm game for a whole lot of things most people don't have me pegged for.
    Well, if you do decide to go down that road, I'm pretty sure you can't pay for hookers and blow with a credit card anyway. DJ will know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MOJO K View Post
    That reminds me...did Piccard ever get that sink fixed?
    zing
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    Quote Originally Posted by MOJO K View Post
    Well, if you do decide to go down that road, I'm pretty sure you can't pay for hookers and blow with a credit card anyway. DJ will know.
    There are ways to get cash from a credit card. And of course, before the apocalypse hits, you'll need to convert your cash into something that will hold its value. So, it would probably be time to INVEST in hookers and start PRODUCING blow. And/or whiskey. Who cares how much debt you have when the apocalypse hits? It'll all disappear, anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MOJO K View Post
    That reminds me...did Piccard ever get that sink fixed?
    He doesn't need to anymore. What's 8 more years with a clogged sink?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harold View Post
    There are ways to get cash from a credit card. And of course, before the apocalypse hits, you'll need to convert your cash into something that will hold its value. So, it would probably be time to INVEST in hookers and start PRODUCING blow. And/or whiskey. Who cares how much debt you have when the apocalypse hits? It'll all disappear, anyway.
    This whole apocalypse thing is starting to sound pretty great.
    It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harold View Post
    lol. take away the future, and I'm game for a whole lot of things most people don't have me pegged for.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Harold View Post
    And of course, before the apocalypse hits, you'll need to convert your cash into something that will hold its value. So, it would probably be time to INVEST in hookers and start PRODUCING blow. And/or whiskey.

    Hookers and blow as a post apocaliptic business model....it's simple, forward thinking, and pragmatic. Now that is a lot more the man I imagine you to be, Harold. I wish you nothing but success in all of your furure endevors as a druglord pimp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornfield View Post
    2029 would be better, more roll-over.
    But July 1, 2027 is supposed to be the sweet spot.
    You are not required to set yourself on fire to keep other people warm.

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    BTW, will you still be posting up pictures here when you make the career change?


    Oh, and will you be able to take credit cards?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MOJO K View Post
    Hookers and blow as a post apocaliptic business model....it's simple, forward thinking, and pragmatic. Now that is a lot more the man I imagine you to be, Harold. I wish you nothing but success in all of your furure endevors as a druglord pimp.
    That's something all these disaster movies get wrong. Nobody is really pragmatic enough about success in the postapocalyptic world.

    Put too much effort into becoming an evil, feared warlord, and you draw too much attention to yourself. Just put your head down and work hard for success. Give your employees opportunities for advancement and you build loyalty that helps protect your business empire.

    You have to admit, the company parties would be epic.

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    Of course. Gotta stay true to my roots.

    As for the credit cards, I have some ideas.
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    BTW, will you still be posting up pictures here when you make the career change?


    Oh, and will you be able to take credit cards?
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    One could argue the middle east chaos is climate driven.
    https://www.counterpunch.org/2012/08...ia-and-beyond/

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    Yep, this planet is in need of a good fiery enema as society collapses into anarchy all around us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the one ring View Post
    Yep, this planet is in need of a good fiery enema as society collapses into anarchy all around us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the one ring View Post
    Yep, this planet is in need of a good fiery enema as society collapses into anarchy all around us.

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    Yup, first they change the Miss America Pageant , now this....it truly is a slippery slope we're on!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MOJO K View Post
    Yup, first they change the Miss America Pageant , now this....it truly is a slippery slope we're on!
    And don't forget they're now adding motors to bikes and calling them pedal assist!
    Cool heads prevail

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    Quote Originally Posted by the one ring View Post
    Yep, this planet is in need of a good fiery enema as society collapses into anarchy all around us.

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    This is truly madness. I don't think we're going to make it to 2026 after seeing this.
    How can this mean anything to me, if I really don't feel anything at all. I'll keep digging, till I feel something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornfield View Post
    And don't forget they're now adding motors to bikes and calling them pedal assist!
    Remember when we added pedals to motorbikes and called them "mopeds?"

    Pepperidge Farm remembers.
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    Ammo and canned beef and chicken. It's all you need. I'm doing 20# of the food part, today. I'm solid on the ammo. Now, we just gotta watch for the sandworms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oh My Sack! View Post
    Ammo and canned beef and chicken. It's all you need. I'm doing 20# of the food part, today. I'm solid on the ammo. Now, we just gotta watch for the sandworms.
    you supply the ammo, canned beef, and chicken. I will supply the hookers and blow. I think we'll be set.

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    If vegans are lower in cholesterol does that mean they're healthier to eat?

    Long pig indeed.

    Fact: Vegans tend to be pacifist and don't carry weapons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moe Ped View Post
    If vegans are lower in cholesterol does that mean they're healthier to eat?

    Long pig indeed.
    That's how it's described on menus in Papua New Guinea.

    Fact: Vegans tend to be pacifist and don't carry weapons.

    Don't know about Hilter.
    Maybe he was merely vegetarian?

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    Offering a stark warning to the world, a new report out Monday argues that the reticence of the world's scientific community—trapped in otherwise healthy habits of caution and due diligence—to downplay the potentially irreversible and cataclysmic impacts of climate change is itself a threat that should no longer be tolerated if humanity is to be motivated to make the rapid and far-reaching transition away from fossil fuels and other emissions-generating industries.
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    What the? Wait. Is this another climate change thread? Or is it global warming? Why do the "science" guys assume the average temperature is supposed to increase gradually on a straight line at this point in the glacial retreat?
    Oh, nevermind. I was in the middle of a nap. Carry on. Save me some hookers and blow. I'm going back to sleep.

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    So what can we do?

    Build some kind of DIY space station and prepare to leave the planet before 2026?
    Cool heads prevail

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeadGrandpa View Post
    What the? Wait. Is this another climate change thread? Or is it global warming?
    My thoughts as well.



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    Quote Originally Posted by DeadGrandpa View Post
    Oh, nevermind. Carry on. Save me some hookers and blow.
    HEY! I know a guy....

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    BTW are we 100% on this? My daughter is 11 years old...am I still on the hook to fund her college, or is that now expendable income. I also have some questions about home repairs and upkeep (not my sink, the sink works fine). I remember a quote about "don't polish the brass on the Titanic" or something like that. Let me know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MOJO K View Post
    BTW are we 100% on this? My daughter is 11 years old...am I still on the hook to fund her college, or is that now expendable income. I also have some questions about home repairs and upkeep (not my sink, the sink works fine). I remember a quote about "don't polish the brass on the Titanic" or something like that. Let me know.
    Well, I've started stockpiling equipment and materials for my postapocalyptic blow manufacturing facility.

    I would say home improvement is still on, though, esp if it's a project that will help you out, like a postapocalyptic distillery, or a postapocalyptic training facility for hookers or something. I haven't started on my postapocalyptic hooker university yet.

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    The spectacular rise of human civilization—its agrarian societies, cities, states, empires and industrial and technological advances ranging from irrigation and the use of metals to nuclear fusion—took place during the last 10,000 years, after the last ice age. Much of North America was buried, before the ice retreated, under sheets eight times the height of the Empire State Building. This tiny span of time on a planet that is 4.5 billion years old is known as the Holocene Age. It now appears to be coming to an end with the refusal of our species to significantly curb the carbon emissions and pollutants that might cause human extinction. The human-induced change to the ecosystem, at least for many thousands of years, will probably make the biosphere inhospitable to most forms of life.

    The planet is transitioning under our onslaught to a new era called the Anthropocene. This era is the product of violent conquest, warfare, slavery, genocide and the Industrial Revolution, which began about 200 years ago, and saw humans start to burn a hundred million years of sunlight stored in the form of coal and petroleum. The numbers of humans climbed to over 7 billion. Air, water, ice and rock, which are interdependent, changed. Temperatures climbed. The Anthropocene, for humans and most other species, will most likely conclude with extinction or a massive die-off, as well as climate conditions that will preclude most known life forms. We engineered our march toward collective suicide although global warming was first identified in 1896 by the Swedish scientist Svante Arrhenius.

    The failure to act to ameliorate global warming exposes the myth of human progress and the illusion that we are rational creatures. We ignore the wisdom of the past and the stark scientific facts before us. We are entranced by electronic hallucinations and burlesque acts, including those emanating from the centers of power, and this ensures our doom. Speak this unpleasant truth and you are condemned by much of society. The mania for hope and magical thinking is as seductive in the Industrial Age as it was in pre-modern societies.......
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    I cant wait for the "extinction" run out on bikes, should be able to get some sweet deals
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    I have zero interest in hookers or blow, much less hookers and blow, but...

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    postapocalyptic training facility for hookers
    How does that differ from a preapocalyptic training facility for hookers?

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    Time for tough draconian action! No more messin around! No more OB GYN service for bearing your 5th child. No more Medicaid, Aetna, CVS, military care.

    Maybe can find the loophole with your HSA?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackbombay View Post
    I have zero interest in hookers or blow, much less hookers and blow, but...



    How does that differ from a preapocalyptic training facility for hookers?
    It's a good question. The training won't differ. Rather, it's the facility itself, right?

    I need some stable power generation system (like solar or wind) and battery backups for mood lighting and massage beds, for one. It also needs to be a secure and defensable facility so I can defend against "competitors" and those who would try to enslave the hookers for their own purposes. It should be located near a stable water source so the students and employees can bathe. And because I want job security for students and employees, clients will need to bathe, too. It probably ought to be entirely self-sufficient, so hookers who are off-rotation (as well as instructors and administrators) will participate in food production and facility maintenance, so there will need to be an on-site farm. Regular meals during and after the apocalypse will go a long way towards attracting candidates.

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    Sounds almost like more of a cooperative post apocalyptic hooker commune....just with the benefit of being able to take credit cards.
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    No no no. Keep your laborers divided amongst each other over petty differences and dependent on you to keep the peace. The last thing we'd want is an anarchist hooker utopia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MOJO K View Post
    Sounds almost like more of a cooperative post apocalyptic hooker commune....just with the benefit of being able to take credit cards.
    Would love to see these make a comeback:

    You are not required to set yourself on fire to keep other people warm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by squeakymcgillicuddy View Post
    No no no. Keep your laborers divided amongst each other over petty differences and dependent on you to keep the peace. The last thing we'd want is an anarchist hooker utopia.
    Quote Originally Posted by MOJO K View Post
    Sounds almost like more of a cooperative post apocalyptic hooker commune....just with the benefit of being able to take credit cards.
    Nah, not really like that. My laborers would be beholden to me for safety, square meals, and security. I could easily enough hire a local group of bandits through an untraceable intermediary to perform some scary raids to drive home that point if the workers start getting restless.

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    Would love to see these make a comeback:

    I could make that happen.

    The currency of "credit" would not be cash, however. I'd probably make it something like a barter for goods, or possibly even bring back indentured servitude. For example, keep my facility well supplied in distilled spirits, and I'll keep you entertained and well-supplied, as well. A gram of blow might equal 40hrs of manufacturing or janitorial labor, for example. Pricing, at this point, is fluid and subject to change. If too many people start building too much credit, the cost will likely increase.

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    Harold, you have put some serious thought into this venture!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcd46 View Post
    Harold, you have put some serious thought into this venture!

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    Not as much as you might think.

    I read a great deal of fantasy, which includes plenty of postapocalyptic novels (including a few prepper books), alternate history, science fiction, and traditional fantasy (oftentimes blended with the aforementioned subjects), etc. Pretty easy to plug "hookers and blow" into the sorts of themes I read about so often.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harold View Post
    Not as much as you might think.

    I read a great deal of fantasy, which includes plenty of postapocalyptic novels (including a few prepper books), alternate history, science fiction, and traditional fantasy (oftentimes blended with the aforementioned subjects), etc. Pretty easy to plug "hookers and blow" into the sorts of themes I read about so often.
    Have you read The Road? There's a movie version which is pretty dark, but the book is more disturbing.

    That, and On the Beach. OMG.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the one ring View Post
    Would love to see these make a comeback:

    I had used one of those as recently as maybe 18 months or something. Every onsite café/restaurant had one for when POS systems went down. Days that we had to pull out the slider were horrific. Many cards aren't really embossed to transfer the info onto a slip properly so many hand written numbers to punch manually at the end of the day....and besides, millennials are afraid of carbon paper like it's a form of medieval devil worship.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the one ring View Post
    Have you read The Road? There's a movie version which is pretty dark, but the book is more disturbing.

    That, and On the Beach. OMG.
    The Road is on my list. It's a bit darker than my usual fare, though, which is why I haven't read it yet.

    On the Beach is new to me. I'll have to look it up.

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    On a serious note, I'm always impressed by all your knowledge of different subjects, and you are always eloquent, and precise about your facts.

    I think you bring a lot to this forum.
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    Not as much as you might think.

    I read a great deal of fantasy, which includes plenty of postapocalyptic novels (including a few prepper books), alternate history, science fiction, and traditional fantasy (oftentimes blended with the aforementioned subjects), etc. Pretty easy to plug "hookers and blow" into the sorts of themes I read about so often.
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    On the Beach is new to me. I'll have to look it up.
    1959, with Gregory Peck and Ava Gardner. There appears to be a copy on YouTube, but some comments indicate it's incomplete and poor quality.

    I watched it late one night on the Turner Classic Movie channel. My (then) baby daughter wasn't sleeping through the night yet, so I had her in my arms on the couch. Not ashamed to say I cried a bit at the end.
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    I had used one of those as recently as maybe 18 months or something. Every onsite café/restaurant had one for when POS systems went down. Days that we had to pull out the slider were horrific. Many cards aren't really embossed to transfer the info onto a slip properly so many hand written numbers to punch manually at the end of the day....and besides, millennials are afraid of carbon paper like it's a form of medieval devil worship.
    Bwahahaha. I've had to dig through the owner/manager's old boxes in the storeroom to find the slider and carbon paper when the power (or sometimes just the internet) goes down. AND the handwritten receipt pad. Oh, good times.

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    The Road is on my list. It's a bit darker than my usual fare, though, which is why I haven't read it yet.

    On the Beach is new to me. I'll have to look it up.
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    On a serious note, I'm always impressed by all your knowledge of different subjects, and you are always eloquent, and precise about your facts.

    All true...AND....it's entirely fun to have you play along with this sort of inane comedy that precipitates only from the dark clouds of eminent doom. Cheers, Ken
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    All true...AND....it's entirely fun to have you play along with this sort of inane comedy that precipitates only from the dark clouds of eminent doom. Cheers, Ken
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    Quote Originally Posted by the one ring View Post
    Would love to see these make a comeback:

    Not a chance. After the apocalypse you all will be trading in root vegetables.

    If you can find them. Rooting in the dirt on your hands and knees with open sores festering all over your filthy **** sapian body.

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    Not a chance. After the apocalypse you all will be trading in root vegetables.

    If you can find them. Rooting in the dirt on your hands and knees with open sores festering all over your filthy **** sapian body.
    You know what tungsten...you might be right about that. But the difference is that some of us will still find some kind of joy, and a way to have some kind of silly fun, and you will still be searching for the next most awful thing to latch onto so you can sound alarms, worry, and add even more negativity to your life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the one ring View Post
    Have you read The Road? There's a movie version which is pretty dark, but the book is more disturbing.

    That, and On the Beach. OMG.
    We listened to the Road on audio book on a long drive from SoCal to Oregon and Back many years ago. that book was depressing.


    One of my favorite Post-Apocalyptic books I have read are the Wool Series(Hugh Howley) and Dies the Fire(SM Stirling), both are really good(IMHO) and are very different in their approaches.
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    We listened to the Road on audio book on a long drive from SoCal to Oregon and Back many years ago. that book was depressing.
    Yeah, too depressing for me, I couldn't finish it. If the writer was trying to make us feel the hopelessness of post-apocalyptic survival he succeeded.

    My favorite post-apoc fiction is Lucifer's Hammer by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klurejr View Post
    One of my favorite Post-Apocalyptic books I have read are the Wool Series(Hugh Howley) and Dies the Fire(SM Stirling), both are really good(IMHO) and are very different in their approaches.
    Yeah, I enjoyed both of those thoroughly.

    Stirling has done some other stuff I enjoyed, too. The Nantucket/Island in the Sea of Time series is cool. The Emberverse/Dies the Fire series is still going, too. Looks like the last book is coming this November. I liked his Lords of Creation series, though there's only 2 books in that one and it doesn't feel "finished" to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harold View Post
    The Emberverse/Dies the Fire series is still going, too. Looks like the last book is coming this November. I liked his Lords of Creation series, though there's only 2 books in that one and it doesn't feel "finished" to me.
    I listen to Audio Books on my commute to and from work, I might pick this series back up again video Audio and run through it. I checked out from the library one of his newer books in the series that involves the kids when I took a road trip and while I enjoyed the book, I was way out of the timeline so did not follow everything 100%.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MOJO K View Post
    I sure hope it's better than the Apocalypse of 2012...what a let down that was. To be honest, I expected a whole lot more from Y2K as well. In fact, Doom's Day has been, on the whole, about personal panic alarms as getting a wet kiss on the lips from your great aunt.
    My hope also!
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    My hope also!
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    Dam tungsten, you're trying to warn everyone about their impending deaths in 8 years, and all they do is crack jokes and talk about their favorite books.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Curveball View Post
    This is kind of meaningless without further explanation. The image begs too many questions.
    I think what he means is that I'm going to need my hookers and blow compound to also take heavy flooding into account, and construct a storm shelter.

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    I think what he means is that I'm going to need my hookers and blow compound to also take heavy flooding into account, and construct a storm shelter.
    Yeah, well... I'm gonna go build my own storm shelter, with blackjack and hookers. In fact, forget the storm shelter!
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    Y'all are barking up the wrong tree. Once the Singularity hits, the only meaningful question will be this: Will the machines bother to wipe humans out or simply ignore us similar to the way we "ignore" buzzing flies.
    I'm warning you all right now: don't piss the machines off.
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    I thought this diagram was too complex so I'll explain it in language mountain bikers understand.

    Right now we are at position 'A', just under the dotted line. We are riding a brown line, which is usually a bad thing! What the egg-heads want the earth to do is stay under the dotted line but you will notice that to do that we need to make a really sharp right turn. Sharp turns on the brown are risky and even if we make it, we might get dizzy.

    If we go over the dotted line, to position 'B', things look much better. The turn is much more gentle, we get off the brown line and the earth gets much bigger so we will have more room! The last point is excellent as we can send all the feckers we don't like to live really far away so they can't bother us so much. Like the Islamists, Liberals and fat people who wear leggings.

    If we go that way it's also a lot longer until we loop back round to the cold bit. Also good. Why are they constantly saying that global warming is bad? Rubbish. I live in Scotland, about time! No one likes being cold and the longer we stay in the warm bit the better. They've said stuff about the polar bears dying but who cares? I've seen a polar bear once, in a zoo, and quite frankly it wasn't even the most interesting thing that happened that day.

    Crossing the dotted line should be easy. All we have to do is keep going the way we are going and not make a sharp right turn. I'm not even convinced there is a dotted line. In all the pictures of outer space I've seen not one has shown a dotted line anywhere in it.

    I hope that helps?

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    I thought this diagram was too complex so I'll explain it in language mountain bikers understand.

    Right now we are at position 'A', just under the dotted line. We are riding a brown line, which is usually a bad thing! What the egg-heads want the earth to do is stay under the dotted line but you will notice that to do that we need to make a really sharp right turn. Sharp turns on the brown are risky and even if we make it, we might get dizzy.

    If we go over the dotted line, to position 'B', things look much better. The turn is much more gentle, we get off the brown line and the earth gets much bigger so we will have more room! The last point is excellent as we can send all the feckers we don't like to live really far away so they can't bother us so much. Like the Islamists, Liberals and fat people who wear leggings.

    If we go that way it's also a lot longer until we loop back round to the cold bit. Also good. Why are they constantly saying that global warming is bad? Rubbish. I live in Scotland, about time! No one likes being cold and the longer we stay in the warm bit the better. They've said stuff about the polar bears dying but who cares? I've seen a polar bear once, in a zoo, and quite frankly it wasn't even the most interesting thing that happened that day.

    Crossing the dotted line should be easy. All we have to do is keep going the way we are going and not make a sharp right turn. I'm not even convinced there is a dotted line. In all the pictures of outer space I've seen not one has shown a dotted line anywhere in it.

    I hope that helps?
    I don't know about the others, but personally my concerns are eased after reading your thoughtful and thorough explanation, Pig. Thanks. Can't wait 'til the world gets big. Now let's par-TAY, people! Eat meat, drink milk and, you know, stuff like that.
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    Yep, this planet is in need of a good fiery enema as society collapses into anarchy all around us.

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    I still cant believe that idiot reverse parked
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    Quote Originally Posted by cmg71 View Post
    I still cant believe that idiot reverse parked
    Pfffft! When they sky falls, you want to make a quick escape. Duh!
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    Yup, first they change the Miss America Pageant , now this....it truly is a slippery slope we're on!
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    This is truly madness. I don't think we're going to make it to 2026 after seeing this.
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    I still cant believe that idiot reverse parked
    Should we mention the lack of teaching millennial how to parallel park or even to drive a manual shifted vehicle.
    *gasp*

    And Playboy magazine stopping the nude spreads only to realize it was a mistake 2 years later and going back to it’s original format. This world is doomed.
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    *Vavilov Ice Cap (700 sq. miles) in the Russian High Arctic slipping sliding by 15-35 feet per day versus normally 2 inches per day- a real shocker.

    *Three 100-year droughts (which normally happen once every 100 years) hit the Amazon Rainforest like clockwork 2005-2010-2015 over the past 10 years… This is unprecedented.

    *The Totten Glacier (16 feet of water), which comprises less than 1/10th of East Antarctica’s ice mass, is destabilizing 100-years ahead of previous climate modeling.

    *West Antarctica’s rate of ice loss triples over 15 years, way ahead of scientific modeling.

    *Arctic multi-year thick ice infrastructure melts, losing Northern Hemisphere’s biggest reflector of sunlight, exposing subsea permafrost methane trapped over the eons in clathrates, thus risking runaway global warming with concomitant wipeout of mid latitude agricultural crops.

    *The entire surface of Greenland (22 feet of water) turned to slush, freaking-out scientists.

    *China’s Lancang River (1,330 miles in China), the Danube of the East, lost 70% of its headwater glaciers to global warming, threatening an irregular flow, sometime in the distant future, of this major river for all of SE Asia that flows into the Mekong Delta.

    *The World Bank warns that 100 million people are at risk of loss of irrigation, drinking water, and hydropower because of rapid melt of Andes’ glacial water towers.

    *Pingos imploding in Siberia, spewing methane. 7,000 Pingos identified, as Siberia enters ecosystem collapse phase.

    *Alaskan permafrost emitting 220M tons of carbon every 2 years as it reverses from carbon sink to a carbon emitter. Ouch!

    *Too much heat and CO2 are changing ocean chemistry, as acidification disrupts the base of the food web. Pteropod reproduction and/or development threatened.

    *One-half of the Great Barrier Reef killed by excessively heated ocean water conditions 2016-17; scientists flabbergasted.

    *Ocean plankton production off by 40% past 50 yrs., diminishing oxygen production.
    Thermohaline worldwide ocean circulation slowest in 1,600 years has negative worldwide impact.

    *Underwater kelp forests decimated all along California northern coasts and Australia’s giant kelp forest declared “endangered ecological zone,” as a steady increase in ocean temps by nearly 3 degrees Fahrenheit in recent decades was all it took.

    *Colorado River Basin water flow down 40% in worst drought in 1,200 years, threatening major cities and agriculture.

    *Middle East/Northern Africa Mediterranean coastlines drying up faster than anywhere on the planet because of global warming. Where will eco migrants go next?

    *One hundred nature reserves in Europe experienced 80% drop in flying insect abundance, confusing scientists.

    *NOAA says CO2 increasing 100xs faster than end of last Ice Age, which is hyper-speed in geological time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    And Playboy magazine stopping the nude spreads only to realize it was a mistake 2 years later and going back to it’s original format. This world is doomed.
    do people still buy magazines?
    cant remember the last time l purchased a magazine, and lm not specifically talking about Playboy
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    No. I stopped buying them, Hi-Fi magazines mostly, long before the internet came along though. I realised you couldn't trust them because of the advertising bias.

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    All you sissy fatalist quitters can curl up and die in 2026, I intend to stick around no matter what the climate brings.

    I will have a lot a of trails all to myself in 2027!
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    I figure I'll have spent all of your Social Security by then!

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    cant remember the last time l purchased a magazine, and lm not specifically talking about Playboy
    You got me, I just went by what I read off Yahoo news. I haven’t bought a magazine since the late 90’s. I know I've told this story on here before but I think it bears repeating. My elderly father doesn’t drive anymore so I often take him to some of his appointments. His first rather loud comment [on purpose] as we walk into a waiting room lobby, “come on let’s sit down and read some outdated magazines”. Many a mixed funny look with many a laugh from others waiting or personal.
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