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I would be worried about rabies, you hear tales of people getting bat-rabies.
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+Robert Dodd From what I read a while back, rabies is not as big a concern with these guys...less of them carry it than was thought for a while...I'd be more worried about tetanus. Oddly enough, cat bites can be REALLY nasty...but I like cats too. Life is risk. :)
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SHELL OIL is predicting a worldwide temperature rise of 4 degrees Celsius in the next 40 years. That's an oil company. And figures on global warming don't properly take into account the possible release of methane from the arctic ocean when that ocean heats up. Yes, scientists make mistakes sometimes, and those mistakes can go in all sorts of directions. Global warming could also be worse than 4 degrees C. 

Even if what I predict, and a lot of climate scientists are predicting (including apparently climate scientists who work for oil companies!) doesn't come to pass, I have no regrets in recommending that the average (non-science) person doesn't go to college. In the US at least, it's an enormous burden of debt to take on, and in most cases it is unnecessary. I have a college degree, and I am pretty certain my plumber makes far more than I ever did. Global warming aside, the rate of ecosystem destruction that is currently going on is unacceptable. It is unacceptable both morally and in terms of the future viability of the ecosphere. What I would recommend to the average non-science-major is that they skip college, work hard at a trade until they have enough money, and then either buy land and go into organic agriculture or else join an ecovillage like Dancing Rabbit where people are working on living in a sustainable and environmentally-friendly manner. Living in a manner that is both sustainable as to resources and also allows room for other animals and plants to exist is the only hope of the planet. I could tell you horror stories about what is done to the vast majority of the arable land in this country as far as decreasing biodiversity goes, but I will leave it there. 

As I said in the video, if you want to be a scientist or engineer or chemist or something of that sort, go to college. That's about all that anyone ever needs to go to college for. 

I found this an interesting link on the topic of what studying climate change does to the well-being of some of the scientists doing it: http://www.esquire.com/news-politics/a36228/ballad-of-the-sad-climatologists-0815/
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One should live a simpler, more ecologically aware life not because it will change people's opinions or actions. You should do it because it's the right thing to do. It's the right way to live, and maybe after all this stuff comes down over the next 50 years people will get that. They aren't getting it now though. 

The freight train of climate change and extinction and decline in biodiversity isn't going to stop for anyone at this point. The extent to which the average person is absolutely oblivious to these issues is proof of that, but even if everyone changed their lives as fast as they practically could, it's not going to be enough. We may have already locked in 4 degrees C of warming over the next 40 years, and 4 degrees is the end of civilization as we know it.  

Keep making your off-grid videos, I love an occasional voice of sanity in my life and maybe something said will help some of the young folks who will really have to deal with the brunt of all this. No, living in a yurt won't help that much when the global temperature rises 4 degrees and the world economy craters, but learning to work with Nature and be closer to nature might well help, not so much for us maybe but for young folks in their teens and 20's who will really have this tragedy land in their laps.
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+John Ludi Economically and socially, I think we can absolutely see the effects in the near term. In fact I think we are already seeing it.

Winning the "war", changing global outcomes, is not under our control. What is under our control is whether we choose to fight the battle or not. Not for the sake of victory, we won't win. For the lack of a better term, we fight for the sake of our souls. For the sake of goodness. And yes, for that one tiny particle of difference we can make.

I hope you keep making the off-grid videos: if nothing else, this is one person who you briefly cheer with a voice of sanity in the midst of all this shit.

p.s. ever hear of the Dark Mountain Project? http://dark-mountain.net/
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Monsanto pay you much for that, Hank? They should have. Probably did. 

You don't touch essentially at all on the most important issues, one of which is that most GMO crops are used to enable farmers to dump a whole lot of herbicide on our FOOD. I don't think anyone responsible is going to say that eating Roundup is a good idea. The use of larger amounts of herbicides also kills plants that are important parts of our ecosystem, like milkweed that feeds Monarch butterfly larvae, and other plants that feed bees, which have an important role in... feeding the rest of us. 

It's disappointing, I liked Sci Show. Unsubscribed.
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OMG!

I was laughing so hard I thought I would break something important!
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+Revile2nr Noooooo!
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Great plumbing service at great prices. We have used them several times now, and each time they came promptly and did the job we wanted them for and did it for a price far lower than expected. Locally owned small North Texas company, the boss is also one of the plumbers! Ask for Ricky, he is the boss and also a super plumber. Also they don't come in and do a bunch of upselling, trying to sell you stuff you didn't ask them for. You want them to come fix your sink or your toilet, they will come fix your sink or your toilet and not try to sell you a whole new set of pipes.
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Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
Very pleased, called at noon and problems with toilet and shower drain were fixed same day, and the price was well within expectation. Highly recommend.
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
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It has actually been a while since I have been there and I have been wanting to go back, which is how I got here. Best sandwiches in the area, all heavy on meaty goodness. Reuben sandwich outstanding but all are good. They close at 4 I believe and run out of pirogues around mid-lunchtime or earlier. They also do breakfast although I have never been there for breakfast. Very plain building and atmosphere but the food makes up for it. Actually one of the best if not the best place to eat in the neighborhood, and certainly by far the most authentic and unpretentious place.
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