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  • Bacle I understand and agree with your recommendations and considerations regarding methane emissions, however I would suggest next time saying "supplement with seaweed" instead of "feed seaweed" and using studies regarding effects of seaweed on bovine health and quality for support if you can.
    It is as you said regarding them listening so I fear that if you don't take things in such steps you will again be effectively ignored or shutdown, and many will continue to not handle these issues sensibly until they are in the midst of the figurative fire as opposed to slowly boiling like frogs.
    I recommend appealing to and handling such matters as economics and similar core conservative issues in synergy or initially rather than separately so that you will make headway and in a timely fashion gain the needed support.
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    I like that you have enough optimism to believe that just switching some wording to be more clear and putting some cost numbers out might help wake up people here to how to handle environmental issues with out-of-the-box thinking that is more practical than the rad-greens want.

    I'm not able to have such optimism myself anymore, as I've realized that any environmental issue that has cross-border/global implications will be dismissed out of hand here as a hoax that is being used by 'globohomo' to grab power. People here seem to like to think that the biosphere and ecosystem impacts respect political boundaries, and that if we cannot force China or India to take the same steps at the same time as us, then an issue isn't worth addressing.

    So if you want to try to make the arguments I've tried to make and try your hand at waking some people up in regards to this stuff, more power to you. Hope you have better luck than I did.
    My last living grandparent passed away an hour ago.

    He'd been in hospice after a stroke a week or so ago, so we knew this was coming.

    Doesn't make it any easier, though; he was a great man who was active and alert longer than most people in his age group.
    Bacle
    Bacle
    Thanks.

    Funeral is tomorrow, sorting through his house for now, before we sell it. He accumulated many odds and ends in his long life, and it is helping show how varied his life experiences were.

    Like we found a Venezuelan native bow-fishing set he'd gotten while working there, that none of knew he had, and now need to make sure we get the proper oils to preserve it.

    Also a couple unopened glass Coke bottles from the 1989 Montana Centennial Cattle Drive, which he and my grandmother participated in with thier own horses.

    I miss him a lot; 97 was a good run, and he made the most of his life in so many ways.
    The Immortal Watch Dog
    The Immortal Watch Dog
    What a hell of a life man and then to be able to pass on the benefit of his experiences to you guys. He certainly didn't leave this world with any regrets I'll wager.
    Bacle
    Bacle
    I wish that were the case.

    However, he always had issues with his height, and felt he had to be aggressive and bossy because otherwise people would pick on him for being short, even into his last days.

    The drive got him far in life, but it also created unnecessary trust issues where he assumed most people would pick on him for his height, or try to screw him over, if he didn't put himself in control over them first.

    He had a great life and taught me and my family many things; he however was as human as the rest of us.
    So it seems the NFL changed the date of the Broncos/Chief game to today, a few days back, and I never saw the news even via Facebook or Twitter and don't keep up with local news that much.

    So I completely missed the game, which I still thought was tomorrow. Really annoyed about this, and annoyed by the response I got of 'how did you not know already, everyone was blasting it' from my father. Doesn't help that missing this game might endanger our season tickets, due to some of the policies the team put on season tickets a few years back. If you don't go enough, they have the right to simply yank your season tickets and give them to the next name on the waiting list.

    This is what I get for not watching the local news much, and mostly getting news from social media.
    It's disturbing to see how many people on the Right keep defending Nick Feuntes, and ignore his white supremacist rhetoric, when platforms rightly ban him from their platform for being a poisonous grifter. Just got blocked by on Twitter by someone for daring to point out the Feuntes is a legit white supremacist and grifter.
    Sometimes it feels like the only options in American politics are two different brands of fools.
    Trump wasn't Palpatine, he was Chancellor Valorum.
    Agent23
    Agent23
    Please don't insult Palpatine and Isard by comparing them to Biden and Kamala, those two are closer to Newt Gunray and Jar-Jar Binks.
    Bacle
    Bacle
    Kamala might be better compared to Daala, and Biden Sate Pestage.
    Zyobot
    Zyobot
    In that case, perhaps our Palpatine has yet to become a household name.

    (Assuming they become widely known, at all, of course. Can't have too many people onto you, considering the modern media climate!)
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    Worth it.

    Anti-Semite/BDS trolls should be called out for who they effectively support and advance the cause of, and deserve no respect, only mockery.
    Bacle
    Bacle
    Oh, and when someone links to ElectronicIntifada.com in a debate over Israel and why they think it is a genocidal nation, it's perfectly reasonable to think they are Hamas friendly.
    Its funny when the RNC sends me emails asking 'are you still a member of the Republican Party', despite the fact I never joined the GOP and am a registered independent.

    Sometimes I think the RNC is more harmful than helpful to the Right, because they cannot even be asre'd to cross check thier own records a lot of the time.
    Well, I was just told I am 'dead to me' by a drunk and belligerent 'friend' who decided to tell me to shut the fuck up when I disagreed with crap he was saying/repeating at the bar, after he had been trying to push me to drink more despite being his DD and ride back down the mountain, since he decided not to try to drive his U-Haul back to the place he got it and not inform me till after we got to his new place.

    I decided he could walk back to his new place if he was going to disrespect me like that in front of his new 'neighbors' who he was trying to smooze with and impress, after trying to get me to drink repeatedly when I said I was his DD, and treating me more as a lackey or sidekick most of the time, rather than as a friend he respects.

    He's been a good friend before, but lately his old 16 year old gangbanger self shows up any time he gets drunk or feels something is a point of pride, while ignoring said gangbanger shit got him stick in prison for over 7 years before I met him.
    Zyobot
    Zyobot
    Then he's 180 degrees removed from reality, if multiple DUI's and doing prison time for teenage shenanigans is any indication. Really hope he's just talking shit rather than being serious, but even if it's just for show, it still demonstrates he can't admit where you're right and he's wrong. (Besides, even if he's fifteen years older, the fact it hasn't made him fifteen years wiser is a testament to how worthless the age gap is.)

    Like I said, though, best of luck with him.
    Bacle
    Bacle
    I've gotten him to take me seriously a few times and admit fault, but it's a rare thing and he usually forgets the point I made as soon as he goes out to the next oil rig.
    Zyobot
    Zyobot
    That’s too bad.

    I can’t tell you what to do about him, but I’d consider searching for other friends who actually respect you and consistently reciprocate the favors you do for them. Whether you want to do that and how you approach the friends you have now is best for you to decide, though.
    Sometimes it seems like the only thing I am considered good for by a family and friends is being stepped on, take advantage of, or thrown under the bus to protect thier pride or comfort.
    Zyobot
    Zyobot
    I'm sorry.

    I suppose at least some of it has to do with your differing political views, if you don't mind me asking? I recall you saying you came from a partisan Democrat household and inherited those views for a time, before discarding them in favor of what's pretty much a "Rooseveltian Right" platform. Perhaps they didn't take kindly to that change, going by what you've said about them.
    Bacle
    Bacle
    No, this goes back much farther than the issues with politics.

    It's been a pattern of behavior since I was pretty young.
    Zyobot
    Zyobot
    Oh.

    Well, whatever the case, I'm sorry. Hope you find (or have found) different people who you can lean on, as well as some way to stop having to put up with it from your friends and family.
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    Well my sis got here car stolen yesterday at lunch.

    Now we get to see how much was actually lost and how much insurance will cover.
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    Sorry to hear about that, man.

    Any news on the incident since then?
    Bacle
    Bacle
    They found the car a few days after, some jackass had taken it for a joyride and left it with smashed out windows in the rain.

    It's totalled, now we just wait to see what they get from insurance.
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    Like I said, sorry to hear that. 😟

    Hopefully, there's not too much of a bill to pay. Not to mention how the jackass who stole it ought to have some Karma come his way. 😡
    The amount of otherwise intelligent and insightful people who want to pretend the elite of the US, and world, are not out to remake the game into a neo-fuedal future via the 'Great Reset' and associated policies disturbs me.

    They don't see the writing on the wall, or just do not want to admit they see it.
    Bacle
    Bacle
    I started typing this 3 minutes after you posted it, and have rewritten it several times.

    I couldn't figure out what to say that wasn't just trauma dumping. I am so tired of so much, and feel like...I don't even know. I feel like my own life and situation...

    Is there a term for hopeful for humanity and the long term survival of our species, simply because we will engineer our way around damn near any problem or limit if we are forced to, even if you think your own situation and future is FUBAR and was from the start now, thanks to the Wu Flu and politics?
    Rusty Shackleford
    Rusty Shackleford
    If you ever want to speak with me about your fears via PM don't hesitate, keeping them bottled up won't help you in anyway, I know the past year has been eating at you more than most and I understand your frustrations.

    As for your last question? There isn't a term I can think of, but that's a good place to start in thought process wise, in retrospect even as bad things are and might become humanity has survived and overcame many obstacles and been to many dark places that we hopefully will never have to see and as bad as things get we will always strive for something better in spite of it.

    We should remain vigilant, but always remember that time moves ever onward and we should make the best for good or ill and show the best of ourselves while doing so.
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    I appreciate that, and thank you for again for the help you've provided before.

    It just feels like on so many level there are no 'right moves' or 'solid plans' for anything, anymore, and we are headed for a 1984 or worse totalitarian hellhole with rapidity I would never have believed, while my personal life is just more bad news every few months it feels.

    I'm not sure anything can really 'fix' stuff in my personal situation, because there are so many things in fluxon so many levels that 'planning' beyond the next week or two feels like an exercise in futility.
    I really wish I had chosen a different airline for my trips this week. Southwest sounds like they've been habitually overbooking flights out of PHX, and they already stuck a half hour delay on my flight today.
    Rusty Shackleford
    Rusty Shackleford
    Whats the occasion? Business? Pleasure? or family?
    Bacle
    Bacle
    Visiting family/travel prep assistance; dad needed help getting the house set before taking my grandfather back to my uncle.

    Was able to visit the Commemorative Air Force out at Luke Field, which was cool.
    Hello there. Hows it going?
    A
    Amir-015
    I'm sorry to hear that, I hope you get well soon.

    I've been meaning to ask you for a while, I wanted to do it by PMs but I'm still not allowed to use that feature here.

    Is your Code Geass SI story dead or on hiatus?
    Bacle
    Bacle
    That SI is on hiatus, not dead. I have every intention of continuing it, and part of focusing on my writing is so I can get new content out. For most of 2020 the virus and politics took up most of my mental energies, so I didn't write as much as I should have.
    A
    Amir-015
    Okay.

    The main reason why I came here was because I wanted to read more of that story. ^^

    I wanted to see how the SI effects things and how he handles himself with the inevitable butterfly effects.
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    The anti-LGB part of the Right will be it's undoing, if they are allowed to take power or dictate policy.

    The LGBs who came over to help and unite under Trump will not forget who stabbed them in the back, if paleo-con control of the Right's views on LGB comes to pass.

    There will be no mercy and no peace with paleo-cons if they try to keep pushing us back into the closet.
    Finally back I see.
    Bacle
    Bacle
    The ban was Zoe throwing a temper tantrum as she tried to destroy this forum, same with a lot of the stupid shit she did since March. Zoe admitted she wanted to kill this site because of us expressing our political views, views that conflicted with her position of power/job IRL, and that she viewed this site as a 'threat' to the nation because we dared to say the election was stolen, Covid is being overhyped, and that Texas is in the right for wanting to succeed, now that the Constitution is a dead letter.

    Looking back, Zoe should have left after her facist quip near the beginning, and given it to Sunhawk then. She may have created this place, but she was toxic to it in the end.
    Duke Nukem
    Duke Nukem
    This is why Government employees shouldn't be Running sites like this in my opinion.
    Bacle
    Bacle
    Yeah, that was a problem from the get go, and Zoe was stuck in the stupid 'civility above all else' mindset of fucking prissy New Englanders.

    She wanted a Veinna Coffeehouse, and when she didn't get that, she decided she had to 'course correct' the site in some of the most hamfisted ways possible.

    She really should have left/sold this place a long time ago; everyone (her included) would have been better off for it.
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