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Do you check and clean the dryer lint filter before or after starting a load of clothes?

Before
16 (55.2%)
After
2 (6.9%)
Both; can't be too careful or too tidy
7 (24.1%)
Do what now?
4 (13.8%)

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Author Topic: The Twitter Thread--A Thread of Great Consequence  (Read 385850 times)

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Re: The Twitter Thread--A Thread of Great Consequence
« Reply #7995 on: August 07, 2019, 11:45:52 AM »
If you are a consumer in the modern world of electricity from fossil fuels, gasoline, or fancies and non organic meats, fruits and vegetables then you are indirectly part of the cause of the death and potential extinction of numerous insect species.
I understood what you are claiming.  You just restated what you said, that "we" are causing extinction of most of the worlds species..  And I said I am not.  You provided no evidence for any of what you claimed.
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Re: The Twitter Thread--A Thread of Great Consequence
« Reply #7996 on: August 07, 2019, 08:41:36 PM »
If you are a consumer in the modern world of electricity from fossil fuels, gasoline, or fancies and non organic meats, fruits and vegetables then you are indirectly part of the cause of the death and potential extinction of numerous insect species.


OK, I’ll bite.  List the numerous insect species that are spared from death and potential extinction as a result of the production of organic meat, fruits and vegetables.

My auto correct changed "organic and non organic" to "or fancies and non organic"

So this is how that should have read:

If you are a consumer in the modern world of electricity from fossil fuels, gasoline, organic and non organic meats, fruits and vegetables then you are indirectly part of the cause of the death and potential extinction of numerous insect species.
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Re: The Twitter Thread--A Thread of Great Consequence
« Reply #7997 on: August 07, 2019, 08:45:30 PM »
If you are a consumer in the modern world of electricity from fossil fuels, gasoline, or fancies and non organic meats, fruits and vegetables then you are indirectly part of the cause of the death and potential extinction of numerous insect species.
I understood what you are claiming.  You just restated what you said, that "we" are causing extinction of most of the worlds species..  And I said I am not.  You provided no evidence for any of what you claimed.

I have no idea what point you are trying to make here.  Are you claiming that modern consumerism is not causing the extinction of a large number of insect species, or that you are not a part of the modern consumerism culture that is doing so?

I will provide evidence for any facts if they are directly disputed.

But if you're claiming you're not part of modern consumerism culture (while you respond to a post on an internet forum) then you will need to provide some rationale and evidence for that specifically.

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Re: The Twitter Thread--A Thread of Great Consequence
« Reply #7998 on: August 07, 2019, 10:02:06 PM »
If you are a consumer in the modern world of electricity from fossil fuels, gasoline, or fancies and non organic meats, fruits and vegetables then you are indirectly part of the cause of the death and potential extinction of numerous insect species.


OK, I’ll bite.  List the numerous insect species that are spared from death and potential extinction as a result of the production of organic meat, fruits and vegetables.

My auto correct changed "organic and non organic" to "or fancies and non organic"

So this is how that should have read:

If you are a consumer in the modern world of electricity from fossil fuels, gasoline, organic and non organic meats, fruits and vegetables then you are indirectly part of the cause of the death and potential extinction of numerous insect species.

OK, it’s true, but it’s also trivial.  Everything is indirectly part of the cause of the death and potential extinction of numerous insect species, including natural insectivores.  But the only thing that counts is deliberately setting out to cause extinction, or failing to stop practices that can be reasonably expected to cause extinction.
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Re: The Twitter Thread--A Thread of Great Consequence
« Reply #7999 on: August 08, 2019, 01:15:17 AM »
It's trivial and therefore suitable for this thread. Going deeper into the issues, there are other threads for that.

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Re: The Twitter Thread--A Thread of Great Consequence
« Reply #8000 on: August 08, 2019, 11:53:20 AM »
I have no idea what point you are trying to make here.
That makes it like a Twitter exchange!
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Re: The Twitter Thread--A Thread of Great Consequence
« Reply #8001 on: August 08, 2019, 01:27:46 PM »
In the long run, we're all dead.

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Re: The Twitter Thread--A Thread of Great Consequence
« Reply #8002 on: August 08, 2019, 04:05:11 PM »
In the short run, who is the fastest actually matters

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Re: The Twitter Thread--A Thread of Great Consequence
« Reply #8003 on: August 08, 2019, 04:35:30 PM »
OK, it’s true, but it’s also trivial.  Everything is indirectly part of the cause of the death and potential extinction of numerous insect species, including natural insectivores.  But the only thing that counts is deliberately setting out to cause extinction, or failing to stop practices that can be reasonably expected to cause extinction.

No one is setting out to deliberately cause extinction, but they are doing it, directly and indirectly.

No one is setting out to deliberately cause global warming, but they are doing it, directly and indirectly.

And maybe the contributions to extinction and global warming by one individual is trivial, multiplied by a few billion it becomes substantial.

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Re: The Twitter Thread--A Thread of Great Consequence
« Reply #8004 on: August 09, 2019, 09:49:27 PM »
I don't understand this "dad" joke, so I must be stupid.

Can someone please explain it to me?

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Re: The Twitter Thread--A Thread of Great Consequence
« Reply #8005 on: August 14, 2019, 03:31:34 PM »
This might help

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Re: The Twitter Thread--A Thread of Great Consequence
« Reply #8006 on: September 12, 2019, 12:04:17 PM »
In retrospect I probably shouldn't have told the intern I was disappointed I wouldn't be seeing her books.  I really was curious what texts the kids use these days, but apparently they mostly just do on-line texts now. 

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Re: The Twitter Thread--A Thread of Great Consequence
« Reply #8007 on: September 20, 2019, 05:45:40 AM »
The stars from the bath tonight were particularly amazing.  The Milky Way stood out with the Magellenic Clouds but Scorpio/Antares were my focus. Mind you, I was made very aware of due South b the Southern Cross and Pointers.  Nice to be alive.
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Re: The Twitter Thread--A Thread of Great Consequence
« Reply #8008 on: September 26, 2019, 04:18:06 PM »
One of my podcasts recently covered the bird depopulation in N. America. A rough and short version of the coverage

Day 1.  There are billions fewer birds in north america
Day 2.  Its domestic and feral cats killing all the birds
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Re: The Twitter Thread--A Thread of Great Consequence
« Reply #8009 on: October 02, 2019, 03:26:55 PM »
So apparently some idiots call engine hoists "cherry pickers", how exactly does one pick cherries with an engine hoist?

I cherry picker is obviously a hydraulic man-lift. 


 

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