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Chris George
Worked at Cultural Critic. You didn't know that that was an occupation?
Attended Thompson Rivers University
Lived in Trail, British Columbia
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It is only painful if you were paying attention in the first place.

What “used to be” is painful to remember.
There is the scientific and ideological language for what is happening to the weather, but there are hardly any intimate words. Is that surprising? People in mourning tend to use euphemism; likewise the guilty and ashamed. The most melancholy of all the euphemisms: “The new normal.” “It’s the new normal,” I think, as a beloved pear tree, half-drowned, loses its grip on the earth and falls over. The train line to Cornwall washes away—the new norma...
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Reality denied comes back to haunt. - Philip K. Dick
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When a man is no longer allowed to make important decisions, he begins to think that the decisions he is allowed to make are important. - C.N. Parkinson
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I am outraged that so few people are outraged.

Do we like being complicit?
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No, but I get tired of explaining reality to people with blinders on. 
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Each of us tend to think we see things as they are, that we are objective. But this is not the case. We see the world, not as it is, but as we are - or as we are conditioned to see it. - Stephen. R. Covey
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Reality overtaking the ability to deny.

Just as there are no atheists in foxholes, there are few climate-change skeptics amongst those who grow the world's food – if any. Farmers don't have to read UN reports to know how radically their weather is changing. And consumers don't need academic studies or bullet points to know that food prices are steadily rising.
Richard Schiffman: Riots. Towns gone dry. Soaring prices. Crushing starvation. If this sounds like fear-mongering from scientists, talk to the farmers
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The article is far too optimistic. I expect food prices relative to energy costs to double or even triple. There will be periods where the price spikes will be even higher. The U.S. beef herds are currently at lower numbers than they've been in my lifetime. We raise cattle because they eat grass for most of their lives. Something humans can't eat. 

Those herds can't be built back up quickly. Orchards that are destroyed take 5-7 years to come back into full production at considerable cost. The same with grapes. 

We're in trouble. 
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In total, Luxor, the city of the famed Valley of the Kings, received nearly 1.2 inches of rainfall. This is nearly 30 times the average yearly rainfall for this desert land, which it received in just one day.
According to reports from WeatherUnderground and WetterOnline, Germany experienced some of its hottest ever recorded temperatures for early March last week. A large region including a swath of citi...
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We truly are a force to be reckoned with.

The current pace of emission has no corollary in the geological record. Based on best observations, the fastest CO2 increases in the past were during either the PETM extinction event of 55 million years ago or the Permian Extinction, or Great Dying, of 250 million years ago. During these periods, rapid rates of CO2 increase were observed at about .35 parts per million each year. The current pace is now six or seven times that seen during these dangerous geological epochs and expected rates of CO2 increase during this century could exceed 20 times that seen in the record.
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And then there are those who ignore all the other theories for mass extinctions.  The comic strip Pogo had many solutions:

"Y'see, when you start to lick a national problem you have to go after the fundamentables. You want to cut down air pollution? Cut down the original source. Breathin! (Churchy to Howland) "
    Walt Kelly
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A very helpful service for local food initiatives.
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Trail, British Columbia - Kamloops, British Columbia - Avola, British Columbia - Vernon, British Columbia - Enderby, British Columbia - Burnaby, British Columbia - Vancouver, British Columbia - Brookings, Oregon - Blind Bay, British Columbia - Salmon Arm, British Columbia - Notch Hill, British Columbia
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Anti-war, pro-justice.

I stream stories that point out the hypocrisy of citizens who never question their own governments. My government is attached at the hip to the US, a vassal of Empire. I criticize it and I criticize their rulers. This is my duty as a citizen. I know that the other guys are assholes. I don't live there. Let their citizens work on their government, I have my hands full here. I criticize to improve things.

People tell me if I don't like it I should move. I tell them that if they want to support venal, corrupt hypocrites as leaders to find a country where they also do that kind of thing and move there. I am busy here trying to make my country a better place to live.

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NOTHING appears more surprizing to those, who consider human affairs with a philosophical eye, than the easiness with which the many are governed by the few; and the implicit submission, with which men resign their own sentiments and passions to those of their rulers. When we enquire by what means this wonder is effected, we shall find, that, as FORCE is always on the side of the governed, the governors have nothing to support them but opinion. It is therefore, on opinion only that government is founded; and this maxim extends to the most despotic and most military governments, as well as to the most free and most popular. - David Hume

Do you have beliefs? A political point of view? Do you mind testing them against others who have different beliefs than you?




Here is a comprehensive quiz to place your beliefs on the political spectrum. Here are my results so that you get an idea of my outlook on things.

I am here to sharpen the only tool that I have that distinguishes all of us from the animals. My mind. I will take my beliefs and engage you in a conversation, a discussion, an argument to test your beliefs against mine. If your argument is sound and you have convincing premises, I will change my mind.

How about you?

Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself. - Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy 






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    General Studies, 2012
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