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Introducing rationality to the masses
Introducing rationality to the masses

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Happy Earth Day. And remember, just one day will not help. What you do needs to be part of your lifestyle. Also, we need to push politicians to do things that make a difference on the ground.

One thing that is more important than recycling or using less water is not eating meat. It saves lives and is better for the environment. Also, fighting against habitat destruction (deforestation, etc) is one of the most important things you can do. We could stop global warming tomorrow and have a machine that keeps the climate constant (which you shouldn't hold your breath for), but if forests and coral reefs continued to be destroyed, the biosphere would not be much better off.

Here is one well-known organization that helps to keep land in its pristine state. If you donate to them, just tell me how much, and I will match it (up to $100 in total).

Here is the Rainforest Trust website:

https://www.rainforesttrust.org/10-for-1/

#EarthDay #Deforestation #HabitatLoss #AnimalRights
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Well this was pretty interesting...

#Cephalopods
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8:21 - Um...what?

After 8 minutes of propaganda, this slips out? What did we tell you about asking questions?!

#TheTruthSlippedOut
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ANOTHER STUPID F**KING WAR

Yeah. I know. Infowars, right? That's easy to criticize. But tell me where Paul Joseph Watson is dead wrong about something in this video. That's harder to do. (But feel free to discuss below.) I suggest watching this if you're on the fence about an attack on Syria.

#Syria #War
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As London's murder rate has now surpassed that of New York City, Mayor Sadiq Khan supports common-sense knife legislation (AKA "knife control"). I wish I were joking.

https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/london-mayor-wants-sharper-knife-control-after-murder-rate-surpasses-nyc/

#London #UK
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Trump is truly a pompous idiot. A simple, arrogant man (even a multi-billionaire) in power can be turned towards achieving positive results if he sees himself as a populist and the people steer him the right way. Such a person can upset a system in which the lowly have no power to influence government policies. But another thing is true of simple-minded people who like to show off, which is that it matters who the people are whom they would like to impress. And when these people are warmongers, things can easily go horribly wrong.

#Trump #War #Syria
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I hashtagged on a previous post, "Cui Bono" ("Who Benefits")? Trump said around a week before this that he wanted the US to leave Syria. A few days later, an attack occurred that got Trump riled up and nearly ready to invade. The timing of that attack is a pretty major coincidence, if you ask me. Or maybe it wasn't. At any rate, we must question more and not be ready to jump in without thinking.

For my part, I don't think that the Syrian government gassed those people. I think the rebels did. (Or it never happened, as I believe we still do not have any verified tests that show that chemical weapons were used.) And even if a member of the Syrian government (very stupidly, and playing right into our hands) did that, we don't know if it was a lone commander or regiment, or if it was Assad. Did the US president order the My Lai Massacre in Vietnam? Then, the next step (which we are extremely far from even considering at this point where we don't even know the previous answers) is to ask ourselves the question of IF Assad did order this, what does a government have to do to its own people to warrant an invasion? Because regimes are killing their own people all over the globe...and often in peacetime and not even in wars.

These are some things to contemplate, and it takes longer than "24-48 hours".

#Syria #SyrianCivilWar #CuiBono
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Tennessee Centennial Exposition, 1897. This is the expo that gave rise to the Nashville Parthenon (shared in my previous post here). Zoom in to see how amazing this place was. Unfortunately, the other major structures no longer exist. Imagine what a treasure it would be if this area remained as it was then.

#ClassicalArchitecture #Classicism #Architecture #TennesseeCentennialExposition
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