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    [–] Massive climate change protest in NYC right now another_matt 5 points ago in collapse

    Never. Rage, rage against the dying of the light and all that. I'm 35 now and have a better understanding than ever of just how fucked our planet is. Doesn't mean there's nothing to be done or that I have to take it lying down.

    I used to stress about it, but now I've accepted optimistic nihilism as my worldview and it gives me some semblance of hope; nothing matters, so why not try to make the world a better place however you can?

    [–] Massive climate change protest in NYC right now another_matt 2 points ago in collapse

    Right?? Better to wallow in depression and apathy than try literally anything else.

    [–] Massive climate change protest in NYC right now another_matt 2 points ago in collapse

    Right. And those small, fragmented, low tech groups that will be remaining would probably really appreciate it if we could stop burning fossil fuels sooner rather than later, no?

    [–] Massive climate change protest in NYC right now another_matt 6 points ago in collapse

    So that's it eh? The human experiment is over just like that.

    Total societal collapse and human extinction is far from guaranteed. There will be localized collapses and human migration, but humanity is resilient and will take a long time to wipe out entirely even in the face of a drastically changing climate. Your inability to see a path forward for human civilization, even if on a much smaller scale, does not mean one doesn't exist.

    [–] Massive climate change protest in NYC right now another_matt 16 points ago in collapse

    This fatalistic mentality is exactly what the old guard oligarchs want. No need to change, no need to consume less, just business as usual until the wheels fall off. Why not push for drastic changes? What do we have lose at this point?

    [–] 10/10 Tweet another_matt 28 points ago in ChapoTrapHouse

    President Lyndon B. Johnson once said, "If you can convince the lowest white man he's better than the best colored man, he won't notice you're picking his pocket. Hell, give him somebody to look down on, and he'll empty his pockets for you."

    [–] Critics say sticker shock at cannabis prices will push customers back to the black market another_matt 4 points ago in canada

    I have not once been disappointed by weed from a weed shop in BC. Its a bit pricey, but the quality is always great.

    Not sure when you were buying last but prices are rock bottom here now, The shop I pick up from (Stressed and Depressed) has a bunch of different $40-60 1/2 Oz's in their vending machines of A+ primo quality.

    [–] Cop can’t control his dog.. another_matt 8 points ago in PublicFreakout

    It's not that simple though. People having drug ODs and mental health crises don't see the world that way. Oftentimes through accident or no fault of their own people find themselves in severe breakdowns and it doesn't seem unreasonable to ask that they be contained and restrained without needing to be mauled by snarling dogs.

    [–] MRW I open youtube and it recommends a bunch of videos relevant to the argument my roommate and I just had 10 min ago another_matt 17 points ago in reactiongifs

    It's not likely that Facebook or Google are using your phone to listen to your conversations. Basically because they don't have to, they have so much info and data on you already just from what you give them voluntarily, often unknowingly. It's wild how much they know about us based on the data points we, and importantly those around us, feed them every second of every day.

    Check out the episode of the (fantastic) podcast Reply All to learn more:

    [–] The fuck is with your transit? another_matt 7 points ago in sydney

    Been visiting here for a week. Booze is expensive in bars, but wine is real cheap at the Liquorland stores, $5-12 bottles of real decent wine.

    [–] What did you not understand as a kid, but you now understand as an adult? another_matt 6 points ago in AskReddit

    It's not, some people just have poop anxiety. Japan is a land of glorious toilets and they all have bidets. We should all be so fortunate.

    [–] Iran mocks Donald Trump after North Korea summit, says he will "never get a better deal" with Tehran either another_matt 2 points ago in worldnews

    America has always had large swaths of ignorant fools, but Trump allowed them to take pride in their ignorance. You're a perfect example of that fact.

    [–] Iran mocks Donald Trump after North Korea summit, says he will "never get a better deal" with Tehran either another_matt 5 points ago in worldnews

    Lmao. This isn’t a hard concept to comprehend.

    You sure are making it seem that way.

    1. Schwartz wrote the entire book as a ghostwriter. Like he claims to have done. He claims Trump hardly looked at it and only inflated some financial figures. In this case, Trump made an excellent deal keeping a 50% royalty. Nobody can deny this if this is the truthful scenario.

    You literally have no idea how ghostwriting deals work. Any idiot, such as Trump (or yourself), could have simply looked up "Ghost writing book deals" and found out that he only had to pay Schwartz a flat fee somewhere around $100k and he could have kept all the royalties for himself. Instead, he got taken to the cleaners by someone who saw just how much of a fool he really was. Too bad all these years later greater fools, such as yourself, are still falling for the same old shtick of Don the Con.

    [–] Iran mocks Donald Trump after North Korea summit, says he will "never get a better deal" with Tehran either another_matt 8 points ago in worldnews

    Hilarious. You're really doubling down here eh? Gonna keep trying to explain dealmaking and royalties which you clearly don't understand?

    Swartz's ghostwriting deal was so good it's unheard of for ghostwriters to get what he got, that's what makes it so ironic that Trump fell for it. You're doing a great job of proving yourself just as ignorant as the man himself though, congrats.

    [–] Female IRA fighter, 1970s (1100 x 1147) another_matt -10 points ago in HistoryPorn

    Northern Ireland. The part England didn't give back.

    [–] Daily maximum temperature over the UK for February (UK average is 6.6C) [OC] another_matt 10 points ago in dataisbeautiful

    I'm not so sure about that. Cold is manageable for the most part, Canadians are used to it, but Europe is facing unprecedented drought conditions which are not as easily adapted to.

    [–] Orcas breaching in rough seas, photo taken from a sword fishing boat off the coast of Nova Scotia another_matt 26 points ago in pics

    In Alaska and along the Pacific coast I think they’re plentiful

    Sadly not for long. The southern resident pod, J pod, is endangered and declining, and hasn't had a successful calving season in years.

    "On July 24, 2018 the first calf born in three years died after being alive for only half an hour. The mother, J 35 carried the lifeless body on her back for over 2 weeks, a period of mourning never before seen. She traveled more than 1,000 miles, off the coast of Canada and the northwestern U.S., with the body which had begun to decompose. Evidence reveals that the orca's brain is large, complex and highly developed in areas dealing with emotion. As a result, researchers believe that orcas understand death but only as it comes from trauma such as attacks by different predators. However, with it being a fairly new and worsening issue they remain all together unfamiliar with death from outside sources such as starvation. Expanding on this, Lori Marino, president of the Whale Sanctuary Project stated in regard to the mother orca, "What exactly she's feeling we'll never know. But the bonds between mothers and calves are extremely strong. Everything we know about them says this is grieving.”