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spottybrowncow wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2024 8:32 pm
Respect for human life is the issue. That's why you're so confused.
Not confused. You just believe you are Daniel Webster and can define a word to have one unique and binding meaning.

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Bob Butler wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2024 9:24 pm
Not confused. You just believe you are Daniel Webster and can define a word to have one unique and binding meaning.
Come back to Earth, son - you're lost.

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Earth One

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spottybrowncow wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2024 9:31 pm
Bob Butler wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2024 9:24 pm
Not confused. You just believe you are Daniel Webster and can define a word to have one unique and binding meaning.
Come back to Earth, son - you're lost.
Already on Earth One. You don't believe there is only one point of view, do you?


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Re: Defining Terms

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Bob Butler wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2024 8:24 pm
If you want to continue the discussion at length, we should probably reopen the abortion thread. Doesn't particularly belong in the Hovel.
Some aspects of the discussion belong here. One would be a discussion of the narratives that are created around various topics as the new dark age tightens its grip.

Many pages back, the narrative put out by the WEF around the energy change was mentioned:
Higgenbotham wrote:
Mon Jan 30, 2023 6:44 pm
About the Episode

Businesses that lead on climate and sustainability will have tailwinds at their back, says Rich Lesser, BCG’s global chair. Reaching net zero will require investments of $3 trillion to $5 trillion per year for the next 30 years—and it is much smarter to participate in this massive industrial transformation than to fight it. To succeed, businesses will need to engage deeply with other businesses, their customers, and governments. The challenge is too large to go it alone or to view government as an impediment. For businesses that want to do the right thing, Lesser says, “getting government policies that raise the standard for everyone is in their interest.” Lesser also talks about his own evolution in understanding the climate crisis, how purpose can drive performance, and why the job of CEO today is harder but more rewarding than it was a decade ago.
The narrative is that we are leading the charge to a better tomorrow at net zero without fossil fuels. The reality is that the US and other developed economies are no longer competitive enough to take the lion's share of the world's fossil fuels. The narrative helps to keep perceptions from catching up to reality.

So it is with the abortion narrative. The narrative was that women have (or had until recently) reproductive choice which leads us to a better tomorrow where women have all kinds of options. The reality is that to give a child a decent chance in life the vast majority of families need two incomes and those two incomes will not be established adequately until the late 20s on average with children to come in the early 30s up to age 45. For women who "choose" to have children earlier, they will almost certainly be single mothers on Medicaid. And the "choice" to be childless is also more and more on the table and narratives have been created around that too.
While the periphery breaks down rather slowly at first, the capital cities of the hegemon should collapse suddenly and violently.

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Dollar Tree store collapse at one. All employees quit.
Corporate culture was noted as clinically insane.
America worships lies as it commit's suicide deceived.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StqioKCPqF8

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Dollar Store Closed?

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aeden wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2024 10:22 pm
Dollar Tree store collapse at one. All employees quit.
Apparently, this was a problem with one store a while ago. After a few hours, they shifted employees from other stores and reopened.

https://nypost.com/2024/03/13/business/ ... taff-quit/

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Wed Apr 03, 2024 11:48 am
The narrative is that we are leading the charge to a better tomorrow at net zero without fossil fuels. The reality is that the US and other developed economies are no longer competitive enough to take the lion's share of the world's fossil fuels. The narrative helps to keep perceptions from catching up to reality.
The more aware perspective is that we are burning through a limited resource, but some elites would rather profit now and put a lack of this resource at risk in the future. While industry is expanding to more areas, the developed economies are getting what they desire at the cost of the future need.

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Bob Butler wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2024 12:25 pm
Higgenbotham wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2024 11:48 am
The narrative is that we are leading the charge to a better tomorrow at net zero without fossil fuels. The reality is that the US and other developed economies are no longer competitive enough to take the lion's share of the world's fossil fuels. The narrative helps to keep perceptions from catching up to reality.
The more aware perspective is that we are burning through a limited resource, but some elites would rather profit now and put a lack of this resource at risk in the future. While industry is expanding to more areas, the developed economies are getting what they desire at the cost of the future need.
Your first sentence is another aspect of the reality. Many elites want to profit right now, including conservative elites. The more billions the better.

Your second sentence seems questionable. Awhile back, I posted this graph:

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https://ourworldindata.org/grapher/per- ... energy-use[/quote]

World per capita energy use has been stagnant for several years. If the developed economies were getting huge gains in efficiency to offset the decline in their per capita energy use, that would be one thing but they aren't. Instead, the FIRE economy is filling in the gaps to keep GDP floating higher. Given the longstanding nature of the decline in per capita energy use in the developed economies against the rise of Asia, I don't think it will be possible to reverse this trend completely and "Make America Great Again." Though I do think it would be possible to at least slow the trend.
While the periphery breaks down rather slowly at first, the capital cities of the hegemon should collapse suddenly and violently.

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Given the longstanding nature of the decline in per capita energy use in the developed economies against the rise of Asia, I don't think it will be possible to reverse this trend completely and "Make America Great Again." Though I do think it would be possible to at least slow the trend.
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