LOL! You move goalposts, then complain about a logical fallacy? That's fucking rich. You originally said "How strongly do they believe animal testing is morally wrong?", and the rape analogy stands as is; address it or don't.
You're spot on, and the self-righteous backpatting in here is nauseating.
And when she wants to inject heroin, you hold her hair, right?
Then going elsewhere will just delay the inevitable. If we can't survive here, where it's still rather lush, then good luck where it's fucking bleak in comparison.. where just about everything we have there we will have brought from here, and where our current behaviour would end the adventure even quicker than it might on Earth.
"Endless growth" is the strategy of a virus, or of cancer; if you *need* endless growth to just survive, something is super fucked up. What is destroying our planet and our society is supposed to save us? Yeah, right.
.... news at 11.
I bet you, the difference between everybody doing that, and nobody doing it, is several power plants. Necessity of life? First-world boredom, more like.
It's only a singularity for an outside observer. Those in it experience it in all the gory and mediocre detail.
Why would you keep it on. Unless you're torrenting or something that's just pointless, and a huge waste of energy.
What sides? Obama didn't dismantle anything of the police state created under Bush. Both parties are sponsored by the same corporations, effectively. Yeah yeah, the values they pay lip service differ - so?
It's not just racial slurs, they have just random insults it seems, at least for German son of a bitch, bum, child fucker -- those are certainly not nice things to say, but what does this have to do with genocide? This is so frightfully stupid.
What we saw in utopian science fiction was people addicted to consuming gimmicks, becoming transparent insects under the watchful, unblinking and increasingly all-seeing (also very, very opaque) eyes of states and corporations, who use information to milk and manage the populations? How about, "LOLNOPE" ?
Or maybe you read dystopian stuff like Nineteen-Eightyfour and thought it was supposed to be a happy tale, or a manual or something. Again, nope..
In the words of Chomsky:
What has been created by this half century of massive corporate propaganda is what's called "anti-politics". So that anything that goes wrong, you blame the government. Well okay, there's plenty to blame the government about, but the government is the one institution that people can change... the one institution that you can affect without institutional change. That's exactly why all the anger and fear has been directed at the government. The government has a defect - it's potentially democratic. Corporations have no defect - they're pure tyrannies. So therefore you want to keep corporations invisible, and focus all anger on the government. So if you don't like something, you know, your wages are going down, you blame the government. Not blame the guys in the Fortune 500, because you don't read the Fortune 500. You just read what they tell you in the newspapers... so you don't read about the dazzling profits and the stupendous dizz, and the wages going down and so on, all you know is that the bad government is doing something, so let's get mad at the government.
mod parent up.. please?
"You're saying because less kids are kidnapped now nobody should worry about their kid being kidnapped"
Thanks for your input, Captain Reading Comprehension ^^
That's the the point, you mindless parent, read statistics, not "the news". The news don't give you a reasonable overview over what to worry about, they mostly hype random stuff while distracting you from things that actually matter. That you're a parent doesn't entitle you to be stupid, it's actually the other way around.
You'd rather hand over ALL children to the predators that is marketing, just so you know where the kidnapping of a select few (in comparison) took place? Let's just throw the kids to the lions, on the off chance they might be kidnapped, because journalism can't be arsed to inform citizens on the stuff they need to keep their democracy intact and movies are so scary. That's nuts to me. It's not like it can prevent anything, or will magically make them easily retrievable, you know, it just might help a bit after the fact.