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    Quote Originally Posted by OldGaffer View Post
    Right Wingers have prepper bunkers and survival seeds, they will be fine.
    No, they forgot about the seeds. That sounds too much like WORK. But they got plenty of gold and ammunition.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hollywood View Post
    WHAT THE FUCK?????? MAJOR problems usually go away on their own????
    Well, if you have enough martinis, you don't worry about them anymore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    You are such a good person. IME, a crisis will excite the worst anti-human impulses of most of the 0.01%.

    I would like wise, humane leaders myself, but I fear they will not take power from the current mongers without tremendous public support.

    Possibly even verging on revolution.

    One reason the BLM people are so appealing to me is, unlike black activists my age, they are open to the connection between environmental impacts and their core issues as to police reform.

    They expect these issues to be connected. In the 1970's, it wasn't always easy to persuade any black activists to care about nuclear power or hazardous waste, etc.
    Marvin Gaye sang about it in 'What's Going On?"...........
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    Quote Originally Posted by carpe diem View Post
    The only stress is from the left and their collective looney views on politics and social issues. I find it particularly hilarious how the left that makes no bones about exclaiming fear is used by the right...literally live on/by fear.

    fear of fascism that odes not exist and will not, fear that the oceans will rise despite physics, fear of the successful becoming more successful...and on and on they spin
    I don't think you know a single fucking thing about physics. If you did, you would know about the thermal expansion of water, for instance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    What will you do when the food and water on board runs out?
    Have another martini!!

    Gosh, you ask such SILLY questions!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    The conservatives who are invested in science idiocy are going to lose confidence in their own worldview, as they confront climate change on their doorstep.

    I expect it will drive a high percent of them quite mad. Actual psychosis.

    In fact, I'd say mental illnesses of all sorts are about to explode into pandemic-like numbers.
    Heat waves ARE associated with an increase in violence and in madness.

    So, yes. You are right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Babba View Post
    I try not to stress about things I can't change. I can't change the fact that we've done too little too late to avoid some massive changes coming humanity's way. I do feel bad about leaving such a mess to younger generations. I lived through the best time in human history and was lucky enough to have been born in the country that happen to benefit the most from the advances we made economically and socially in the middle of the 20th century. I have a feeling that you're right, Madeline, this is going to be a summer to remember. The thing that I hold onto is that human beings are amazingly adaptable. I think the human race is going to have to deal with some extraordinary challenges and changes in the next several years, but will come out the other side better for it.

    On a personal level, I have nowhere to go. My husband's health precludes any major changes in our lives. I'll just ride it out the best I can where I am. And I have a routine for maintaining my mental health that simply includes shutting out the rest of the world for a couple of hours a day. I can't really do much to help those poor people who lived in that high rise apartment in London that burned down yesterday. I can't help those poor people who live in ISIS's way. I can't make people not be violent when they get angry about politics.
    Since we have been continually blocked from taking any real steps to deal forthrightly with climate change and global warming, we are going to be FORCED to resort to some possibly dangerous experiments in geo-engineering.

    I think it is fair to say that more and more of the scientific community are reaching this conclusion.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paris View Post
    As a single, middle aged man, I'm not particularly prone to stress, but I plan to quit smoking (again), to honor my appointments with my shrink, to write some sort of adventure, to age relatively well and end in good company.
    I bet you've quit smoking dozens of times.

    My shrink tells me that I am perfectly sane, by the way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    We are probably going to break that on Monday.
    Last summer, in 2016, there was such a heat wave in the Middle East that temperatures in Baghdad got up into the HIGH 120's, and people were getting second-degree burns just from touching a doorknob.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kallie Knoetze View Post
    Ms. Madeline,

    My plan is to not sink into paranoia. It must be working because that has been my same plan for the past 50 some odd years, and the end of the world still isn't anywhere near.
    Alfred E. Neuman always had the same plan. He also always had a goofy grin on his face. Remarkably enough, that is also how I picture you.
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