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news forum / Re: Trump's Presidency, 2017-20??
« Last post by Kobuk on April 24, 2017, 04:38:37 pm »
Over the course of Trump's entire Presidential election campaign as well as the weeks and months after becoming President, I've heard him say that he was going to create or has created "millions" of new jobs in the U.S.

Yeah, right.  :P

How can he possibly say that when at the same time, I've been reading news story after news story recently about how hundreds of retail stores are closing and tens of thousands (or more) of workers will be without a job. Need proof? Just go to any news source like CNN, FOX, Wall Street Journal, MSNBC, etc., etc. and you're bound to come across some news story about more brick and mortar retail stores that are closing recently.

Rue21 stores are closing.
Kmart stores are closing.
hh gregg stores are closing.
Macy's stores are closing.
JC Penny stores are closing.
Sears stores are closing.
And the list goes on and on and on and on and...........

So where the hell does Trump get this hairbrained idea that he'll be able to create millions of jobs? Where are the people who lost their jobs in brick and mortar retail stores supposed to go? Where are they going to find a new jobs?

http://money.cnn.com/2017/04/22/news/credit-suisse-retail/index.html
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general non-furry discussion / Re: whovians welcome!!
« Last post by Kobuk on April 24, 2017, 02:24:28 pm »
my first companion was rose tyler and my first doctor that i got hooked to was the ninth. anyone know anyone that makes custom props for under $700?

Have you tried the RPF?
http://www.therpf.com/
It's a replica prop/costume community where people gather to discuss and share ideas for making replica movie and television show props and costumes. It's an extremely popular site.
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news forum / Re: Trump the GOP and Democrats. A new path or more of the same.
« Last post by Kobuk on April 24, 2017, 02:10:23 pm »
Should be pretty interesting to see what happens at the end of this week. Congress needs to pass a budget bill by the end of the week to prevent a government shutdown. I doubt they'll make it in time. The main sticking point is that the Toddler-in Chief (Trump) and the Republicans want money to build the border wall. One way or another, they say they're going to get it. And they say they'll blame the Democrats if they don't get it. Well, there's a few Republicans too who are opposed to the wall and giving money. So if the Toddler-in-Chief doesn't get what he wants, you can be sure he'll throw a hissy fit and major temper tantrum. :D
http://www.tmj4.com/news/national/white-house-capitol-hill-scramble-for-deal-to-avert-shutdown

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news forum / Re: Trump the GOP and Democrats. A new path or more of the same.
« Last post by Old Rabbit on April 24, 2017, 09:47:22 am »
Trump day 94
Not much new going on. I hear Trump is still trying to pressure North Korea
to stop making nukes and missiles. Trump is expeccting China to  solve
the problem, but it's doubtful they will do all that much.

Trump wants something to brag about even if it hurts a lot of people. I
hope there are enough thinking people in the GOP to stop him.

Trump is planning a big ralley in Pennsylvania this comming saturday.
I am sure if the government has been shut down he will be blaiming the
demcrats, but if it's not he will take the credit. He should be doing his
job instead of making speeches to his supporters at rally's.

We did see thosands of people out for Earth Day. The GOP is still trying
to discredit Global warming, and other dangers to our planet. Trump
appointed a man to run the EPA who cares little or noting for the
environment. So all we can do is hope there isn't too much damage
before we can get back to responsible government.

I guess some people feel the save the planet people are all liberals. I
am sure there are some that are overly zealous, but if we leave it to
the conservatives who only think about the now to save a dollar and
not the future it will be our children who will pay.

The GOP claims they will make jobs.
The Democrats claim they want good jobs.
I think good jobs are best.
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general non-furry discussion / Re: SCIENCE
« Last post by Old Rabbit on April 24, 2017, 08:51:38 am »
Science is the search of knowledge. We should not forget the scentist though.
The men and women who dedicate their lives in pursuit of knowlege. Most of
them believe they are helping mankind. Almost like a religion in the pursuit
that drives them night and day.

Tragically some good scientists are discredited either by a mistake, or by
some corporation who wants to hide the truth that could cost them millions.

With all the advances in technology today billions can be made or lost. At
the center is the men/women in the laboratory spending thousands of
hours testing and retesting ideas. They are dependant on the very people
who can destroy their reputation. Be it a multinational corporation or a 
politician that was paid to discredit their work.

I was reading a book about the modification of food. Much research has been
done on genetic modification on corn, wheat, syobeans, tomatioes and others.
Millions of acres around the world has been planted with drought, insect, and
herbicide resistant plants. So much so that there are few if any unaffected
varieties left in the world. Wind, birds, and insects spread the pollen and
seeds of the genetically changed plants everywhere.

Little research has been done to see how these modifications affect the
natural world.. The honey bee is disappearing, Kids with allergies that
in the past were rare, and autisim is becomming more common.

Good science takes a lot of time to prove the safety of new products, but
big business only thinks about the bottom line. They claim they want to
eradicate hunger, but it's a lie. Farmers have to buy their seeds and pay a
royalty to sell the produce. If they try to use seed collected from the plants
that are grown, the corportaion sues them for patent theft as the corportation
owns the plant variety, even the pollen and seed it produces . Either here or
in a distant land, it makes no  difference.  So how can a poor farmer in a
third world country pay and still make a profit, many can't and have to give
up.

 Hundreds of new chemicals are introduced into the environment each
year. Who can say how they will affect us in the future. In the not too
distant future I fear we will be reaping the dangers we are sowing.
People then won't have any choice but to live iwth it if they can.


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general non-furry discussion / Re: whovians welcome!!
« Last post by Loc on April 24, 2017, 08:33:13 am »
Depends. What prop and what quality?
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general non-furry discussion / Re: whovians welcome!!
« Last post by midnightparadox92 on April 24, 2017, 08:16:35 am »
my first companion was rose tyler and my first doctor that i got hooked to was the ninth. anyone know anyone that makes custom props for under $700?
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gaming discussion / Re: what's your favorite horror game?
« Last post by midnightparadox92 on April 24, 2017, 07:14:11 am »
well firelight i have worked the series into my stories. ill give more detail if you'd like.
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general non-furry discussion / Re: SCIENCE
« Last post by DazWizzle on April 24, 2017, 05:21:51 am »
Lets look at a few things when it comes to science. Average life expectancy. Around 1950 the average life across the planet lasted 46 years compared to what is forecast in 2050, 74. Go back over 100 years and these numbers drop significantly.

Technology where to start? "We choose to go to the moon". Enough said with that one, and to think the earth use to be flat.

But here is the big thing... Define Science:
"the intellectual and practical activity encompassing the systematic study of the structure and behaviour of the physical and natural world through observation and experiment"

To argue we don't need it would be ignorant.
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general non-furry discussion / Re: SCIENCE
« Last post by Iara Warriorfeather on April 23, 2017, 08:43:09 pm »
Science is an absolute necessity in today's technological world. We need the scientific method and research in order to understand the natural world and its phenomena, as well as providing advances in technology. I'm also a scientist and science educator, so of course to someone like me, science is desperately needed in this world. At the very least, it helps us to challenge the status quo and consider our actions on the resources of our planet.
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