Our Collapsing Civilization

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Re: Our Collapsing Civilization

Postby Mongrel » Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:12 am

The EPA is now allowing asbestos back into manufacturing
One of the most dangerous construction-related carcinogens is now legally allowed back into U.S. manufacturing under a new rule by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). On June 1, the EPA authorized a “SNUR” (Significant New Use Rule) which allows new products containing asbestos to be created on a case-by-case basis.
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Re: Our Collapsing Civilization

Postby TA » Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:02 pm

If you were wondering why:



It's a thread.
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Re: Our Collapsing Civilization

Postby Mongrel » Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:59 am

It's gets worse better:

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Re: Our Collapsing Civilization

Postby Mongrel » Fri Aug 31, 2018 1:55 pm



It was tempting to post something like "Who said what" and put the appropriate Hitler quote (Munich, 1923) next to the tweet... but I don't even have the spirit for that.

Bibi just literally posted the core tenet of Fascism.

I will however add the relevant Eco quote:
9. For Ur-Fascism there is no struggle for life but, rather, life is lived for struggle. Thus pacifism is trafficking with the enemy. It is bad because life is permanent warfare. This, however, brings about an Armageddon complex. Since enemies have to be defeated, there must be a final battle, after which the movement will have control of the world. But such a “final solution” implies a further era of peace, a Golden Age, which contradicts the principle of permanent war. No fascist leader has ever succeeded in solving this predicament.
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Re: Our Collapsing Civilization

Postby Mongrel » Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:05 pm



Oh and his law clerk (the granddaughter of Holocaust survivors no less) was sitting behind him "allegedly" flashing the white power symbol or at the very least making "some sort" of a signalling gesture which was certainly not accidental.
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Re: Our Collapsing Civilization

Postby Yoji » Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:12 pm

I hope for their own sorry sake that the Republicans are fine with how they're going to look in the history books. ETA: Like, I can't be the only one seeing all the corruption and hypocrisy, right? It was barely even two years ago when they cockblocked Obama's own SCOTUS pick because it was an election year, but now they've stepped on it and cut the brakes. It's right there, where we can all see it. I'm not even that much of a wonk, and I remember.

Also, can we put it on the record that the "OK" white power gesture is one of the most chickenshit things you've ever seen? At least the Nazi Salute looks... I dunno. Appropriately authoritarian?
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Postby Joxam » Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:33 pm

Mongrel wrote:

Oh and his law clerk (the granddaughter of Holocaust survivors no less) was sitting behind him "allegedly" flashing the white power symbol or at the very least making "some sort" of a signalling gesture which was certainly not accidental.


Yeah, like at first I was like, "Really hand signals is what we're going to talk about today?" And then I watched the video and was like, "Oh yeah, no, you're right that shit is fishy as fuck" when i saw it on twitter.
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Re: Our Collapsing Civilization

Postby Büge » Wed Sep 05, 2018 12:50 am

Yoji wrote:I hope for their own sorry sake that the Republicans are fine with how they're going to look in the history books.


I get the feeling that they believe they will write the history books from now on.
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Re: Our Collapsing Civilization

Postby Mongrel » Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:59 am

Joxam wrote:
Mongrel wrote:

Oh and his law clerk (the granddaughter of Holocaust survivors no less) was sitting behind him "allegedly" flashing the white power symbol or at the very least making "some sort" of a signalling gesture which was certainly not accidental.


Yeah, like at first I was like, "Really hand signals is what we're going to talk about today?" And then I watched the video and was like, "Oh yeah, no, you're right that shit is fishy as fuck" when i saw it on twitter.

Yeah, I mean gotcha journalism means that all you need is one camera frame, but the video pretty clearly shows her making the gesture deliberately.

Now, maybe she doesn't know it's a white power thing. Maybe she lives a secret life on 8chan and did it "4 the lulz", shit anything's possible these days.

But it's worth pointing out that she currently works in an office dedicated to deporting brown people with zero consideration for their humanity, so does it really matter what gesture she's making? We already know whose side she's on.
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Re: Our Collapsing Civilization

Postby Thad » Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:15 am

Mongrel wrote:Now, maybe she doesn't know it's a white power thing. Maybe she lives a secret life on 8chan and did it "4 the lulz", shit anything's possible these days.


He doesn't add the Rule of Goats (if you fuck a goat ironically, you're still a goat-fucker), but I think it's implied.

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Re: Our Collapsing Civilization

Postby Mongrel » Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:40 pm

The top comment does though. So it's covered! :thumpsup:

I'd just like to mention that I love Popehat's current Twitter name.
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Re: Our Collapsing Civilization

Postby Mongrel » Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:19 pm

This one takes the thread's title a bit more seriously than usual.

GQ: Sperm Count Zero

A strange thing has happened to men over the past few decades: We’ve become increasingly infertile, so much so that within a generation we may lose the ability to reproduce entirely.
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Re: Our Collapsing Civilization

Postby zaratustra » Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:20 pm

The thing about sterility is, evolution works around it very quickly.

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Re: Our Collapsing Civilization

Postby Mongrel » Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:30 pm

zaratustra wrote:The thing about sterility is, evolution works around it very quickly.

If you read the article, one of the scariest aspects of this is that the changes are actually being reinforced genetically. Not only are we lowering fertility, we're lowering it permanently, with subsequent generations' DNA coded as less fertile even before environmental impacts are applied.

It doesn't matter if your genetics are predisposed to developing new forms of burn healing if you're currently literally on fire.
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Re: Our Collapsing Civilization

Postby mharr » Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:44 pm

I couldn't process what they were saying in that bit. Chemical pollution changes the expression of your genes, lowering fertility but leaving the actual DNA unchanged, then you pass on that lowered fertility to your offspring where it gets lowered again in a repeating cycle? How does that...

What?

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Re: Our Collapsing Civilization

Postby Mongrel » Wed Sep 05, 2018 6:19 pm

There are vast amounts of our DNA which is dormant or otherwise unused. You can deactivate something without removing it. This still constitutes genetic change.
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Re: Our Collapsing Civilization

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Re: Our Collapsing Civilization

Postby Mongrel » Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:05 pm



Surprising absolutely no one, this continues to continue.
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Re: Our Collapsing Civilization

Postby Mongrel » Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:37 am



Quite apart from the horror involved, there's no way that number is an accident.
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