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general non-furry discussion / Re: The scourge of fake news.
« Last post by Kobuk on Today at 11:12:08 am »
Trump didn't attend the White House Correspondents dinner this week again. He's still on his little tirade throwing a temper tantrum about how the media is bad and publishing fake news.

So in this era of "fake news", what can be done do you think to make news organisations more responsible and trustworthy again? What would it take? Do we have to have the government take control of all media and have state run media like in dictatorial countries? God, I certainly hope not.
How do we get editors, reporters, and other staff to be more accountable? Is it really the editors and reporters fault for the fake news being spread? Or is it the "higher ups" like the corporate executives that need to be more accountable because all they care for is the "ratings" and how well news sells.
How can we teach the future generations of people in college right now who are taking cources in media journalism to be better reporters and learn fact from fiction, right from wrong, etc.?
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furry greetings / Re: Taking a hiatus.
« Last post by cause the rat on Today at 11:08:25 am »
Nice to see ya back. Really hope things have smoothed out for you.
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furry greetings / Re: Taking a hiatus.
« Last post by Loc on Today at 10:44:19 am »
Welcome back
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general non-furry discussion / Re: Climate Change: Real or fake?
« Last post by Kobuk on Today at 10:38:25 am »
That's not good. I believe that artificial climate change is happening to at least some small degree, but there's been a lot of falsified data. NORAD putting weather stations up near heat islands like cities, highways, or industrial complexes for example. Of course if you record the temperature near something that record heat, you're going to get increased heat as the population increases and the more energy has been given off from cars and factories. We need to handle the source causes instead of lying or exasperating data. Al Gore said that the ice caps would have completely melted by now, and that doesn't stop him from flying around in a private jet, with a carbon footprint 1000 times greater than us. It's only being used as a political boogeyman, in a guise to manipulate uninformed voters into a specific candidate.

There are issues much more integral to the ecosystem we need to deal with. Deforestation, coral bleaching, overfishing, and deposition of waste in the ocean, to name a few. When we can deal with those, then I think that climate change is going to become a major issue.

Cite your source, please for the orange colored text. ;)
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the polling booth / Re: How ready are you?
« Last post by Kobuk on Today at 10:35:45 am »
There's no such thing as "......keeping away from it" in regards to fallout. Nuclear fallout is going to cover just about everything and anything, and be spread all over the place by prevailing weather patterns. Trees, buildings, cars, lamposts, mailboxes, etc., etc. are all going to be covered by fallout and irradiated in some form and some way. No matter where you go or what you touch, and no matter how little or how much fallout/radiation there is, you can't escape it. Even after you come out of a underground shelter 30 days later, you'll still succomb to some form of radiation poisoning/sickness.
Distancing yourself from it and keeping as much material between you and the fallout will minimize your radiation exposure.

But my point is this: Are you just going to lay down and die, or are you going to do your best to try and survive?

Knowing my luck, Varg, I'll probably die. Why? Because I don't own a car and cannot drive due to bad eyesight. So I have no means of traveling and escaping away. People can plan and prepare all they want to try and survive. Maybe some people will, and maybe some people won't. But as I said, nobody wins in a nuclear war, but everybody loses. Prepare all you want. But eventually, you'll run out of supplies. Resources will be scarce or non-existant. Money will have no value in a post apocolyptic world. To survive means to trade and barter whatever skills and resources you have with other people.
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the polling booth / Re: How ready are you?
« Last post by Kobuk on Today at 10:27:03 am »
I don't really have a backup plan, but if the US, RU, and China go at it, hopefully they'll be on our side, Kim-Jong un doesn't care about them either, he wants to rule or destroy the world. 

Maybe, or maybe not. Whether Russia and China were to be allied with us against NK is pretty unclear. China supplies the NK with a lot of it's arms and war material, as well as other non-military goods like food for example. China is NK's biggest trading partner. China fears that if they get involved, it will lead to a lot of NK refugees crossing over into China which China doesn't want.

I really hope future generations learn to keep us from making the mistake of letting a family rule a nation (The UK excluded, actual royalty n whatnot).

We're already letting the Trump family rule the U.S.  :P  >:( That was a big mistake.

I find it funny that one of NK's missiles blew up only seconds after launch on the day of the sun.

If however their nukes are only 1/3rd as powerful as the ones we dropped on Japan, then what have we to truly fear? Yes, nuclear radiation and death, but the Kim dynasty must be killed off for future generations of the entire planet. 

Must be killed?  :o I don't like Kim any more than the next person. But is killing him really the only answer?

Bush wasn't lying when he said NK is an axis of evil.
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the polling booth / Re: How ready are you?
« Last post by Kaiden on Today at 10:10:19 am »
I don't really have a backup plan, but if the US, RU, and China go at it, hopefully they'll be on our side, Kim-Jong un doesn't care about them either, he wants to rule or destroy the world. 

I really hope future generations learn to keep us from making the mistake of letting a family rule a nation (The UK excluded, actual royalty n whatnot).

I find it funny that one of NK's missiles blew up only seconds after launch on the day of the sun.

If however their nukes are only 1/3rd as powerful as the ones we dropped on Japan, then what have we to truly fear? Yes, nuclear radiation and death, but the Kim dynasty must be killed off for future generations of the entire planet. 

Bush wasn't lying when he said NK is an axis of evil. 
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furry greetings / Re: Taking a hiatus.
« Last post by Kaiden on Today at 09:58:22 am »
We'll be awaiting your return!

I'm back, somewhat.
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the polling booth / Re: How ready are you?
« Last post by Varg the wanderer on Today at 06:09:02 am »
There's no such thing as "......keeping away from it" in regards to fallout. Nuclear fallout is going to cover just about everything and anything, and be spread all over the place by prevailing weather patterns. Trees, buildings, cars, lamposts, mailboxes, etc., etc. are all going to be covered by fallout and irradiated in some form and some way. No matter where you go or what you touch, and no matter how little or how much fallout/radiation there is, you can't escape it. Even after you come out of a underground shelter 30 days later, you'll still succomb to some form of radiation poisoning/sickness.
Distancing yourself from it and keeping as much material between you and the fallout will minimize your radiation exposure.

But my point is this: Are you just going to lay down and die, or are you going to do your best to try and survive?
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general non-furry discussion / Re: Climate Change: Real or fake?
« Last post by Takanuva on Today at 12:09:17 am »
That's not good. I believe that artificial climate change is happening to at least some small degree, but there's been a lot of falsified data. NORAD putting weather stations up near heat islands like cities, highways, or industrial complexes for example. Of course if you record the temperature near something that record heat, you're going to get increased heat as the population increases and the more energy has been given off from cars and factories. We need to handle the source causes instead of lying or exasperating data. Al Gore said that the ice caps would have completely melted by now, and that doesn't stop him from flying around in a private jet, with a carbon footprint 1000 times greater than us. It's only being used as a political boogeyman, in a guise to manipulate uninformed voters into a specific candidate.

There are issues much more integral to the ecosystem we need to deal with. Deforestation, coral bleaching, overfishing, and deposition of waste in the ocean, to name a few. When we can deal with those, then I think that climate change is going to become a major issue.
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