Dimming the Sun: What could go wrong?

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Re: Dimming the Sun: What could go wrong?

Post by durangopipe » Sun Apr 25, 2021 11:16 am

[Moderated, though it was a clever quip. I thought it would be best to go ahead and create a new thread in Opt-in.]
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Re: Dimming the Sun: What could go wrong?

Post by coco » Sun Apr 25, 2021 11:35 am

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Re: Dimming the Sun: What could go wrong?

Post by Cleon » Mon Apr 26, 2021 8:25 am

What could go wrong? All the chalk could be used up and then what would mathematicians around the world do?
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Re: Dimming the Sun: What could go wrong?

Post by TheShepherd » Fri Apr 30, 2021 8:51 pm

Del wrote:
Sat Apr 24, 2021 10:26 am
TheShepherd wrote:
Fri Apr 23, 2021 10:08 pm
Del wrote:
Fri Apr 23, 2021 6:07 am
You understand that the "free market" of tech mega-billionaires is exactly like socialism, right?

The only difference is whether the oligarchs achieve power through building billions in wealth -- or by winning rigged elections and then selling themselves out to billionaires.
I'm not following you- I don't understand how financial investments by companies are like "socialism".
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Re: Dimming the Sun: What could go wrong?

Post by Del » Fri Apr 30, 2021 8:56 pm

TheShepherd wrote:
Fri Apr 30, 2021 8:51 pm
Del wrote:
Sat Apr 24, 2021 10:26 am
TheShepherd wrote:
Fri Apr 23, 2021 10:08 pm
Del wrote:
Fri Apr 23, 2021 6:07 am
You understand that the "free market" of tech mega-billionaires is exactly like socialism, right?

The only difference is whether the oligarchs achieve power through building billions in wealth -- or by winning rigged elections and then selling themselves out to billionaires.
I'm not following you- I don't understand how financial investments by companies are like "socialism".
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I was going to reply, but it seems the thread has been moved somewhere else.
A guy mustn't try to introduce Chesterton and Localism into public conversation.... State Law.



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Re: Dimming the Sun: What could go wrong?

Post by Mick » Sat May 01, 2021 6:14 am

You think man can destroy the planet? What intoxicating vanity. Let me tell you about our planet. Earth is four-and-a-half-billion-years-old. There’s been life on it for nearly that long, 3.8 billion years. Mountain ranges thrust up, eroded away, cometary impacts, volcanic eruptions, oceans rising and falling, whole continents moving, an endless, constant, violent change, colliding, buckling to make mountains over millions of years.
Earth has survived everything in its time. It will certainly survive us. This planet lives and breathes on a much vaster scale. We can’t imagine its slow and powerful rhythms, and we haven’t got the humility to try. We’ve been residents here for the blink of an eye. If we’re gone tomorrow, the earth will not miss us.


-excerpted from Michael Chrichton’s “Jurassic Park”


*while I don’t necessarily agree 100% with the specifics of the statement, the point remains.


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Re: Dimming the Sun: What could go wrong?

Post by coco » Sat May 01, 2021 9:00 am

Del wrote:
Fri Apr 30, 2021 8:56 pm
TheShepherd wrote:
Fri Apr 30, 2021 8:51 pm
Del wrote:
Sat Apr 24, 2021 10:26 am
TheShepherd wrote:
Fri Apr 23, 2021 10:08 pm
Del wrote:
Fri Apr 23, 2021 6:07 am
You understand that the "free market" of tech mega-billionaires is exactly like socialism, right?

The only difference is whether the oligarchs achieve power through building billions in wealth -- or by winning rigged elections and then selling themselves out to billionaires.
I'm not following you- I don't understand how financial investments by companies are like "socialism".
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I was going to reply, but it seems the thread has been moved somewhere else.
A guy mustn't try to introduce Chesterton and Localism into public conversation.... State Law.



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Re: Dimming the Sun: What could go wrong?

Post by TheShepherd » Sat May 01, 2021 3:27 pm

Del wrote:
Fri Apr 30, 2021 8:56 pm
TheShepherd wrote:
Fri Apr 30, 2021 8:51 pm
Del wrote:
Sat Apr 24, 2021 10:26 am
TheShepherd wrote:
Fri Apr 23, 2021 10:08 pm
Del wrote:
Fri Apr 23, 2021 6:07 am
You understand that the "free market" of tech mega-billionaires is exactly like socialism, right?

The only difference is whether the oligarchs achieve power through building billions in wealth -- or by winning rigged elections and then selling themselves out to billionaires.
I'm not following you- I don't understand how financial investments by companies are like "socialism".
[Moderated - Better for Opt-In Forum]
I was going to reply, but it seems the thread has been moved somewhere else.
A guy mustn't try to introduce Chesterton and Localism into public conversation.... State Law.



If you want to send me a PM, that's suitable. You are always welcome!
The problem is that "local" and such and such is merely descriptive and debatable - what might be considered "local" to day might seem "global" compared to what ancient tribesmen were accustomed to, possibly living an entire life within a small village. (much as how a church is an institution with potentially global reach and influence.)

Much as how "state" is something of a buzzword, and there's no hard delineation between those members of a society who comprise the "state" and those who don't, just as there isn't in regard to the governance which takes place in the context of "state" and the governance of "private entities".

The idea that only one "side" tends (e.x. left or right) to favor "large" entities such as businesses doesn't seem substantiated either.

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