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  1. DalaiLama4Ever

    John Fox: Bears Had Worst Off Season in NFL

    John Fox, who coached the Bears to three last-place finishes from 2015-2017, was asked on ESPN's NFL Live on Monday which team had the worst offseason. His choice was his former club. "I think when you're going to play defense, you're going to lean on takeaways to help a young offense, and you don't have a kicker, a reliable kicker, that you're going to need those points from after some of those turnovers," Fox said, via the Chicago Sun-Times. "I think the kicking question is really big right now in Chicago. And I think that might be a problem for them in the season." http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000001034078/article/john-fox-believes-bears-had-nfls-worst-offseason Chances that this is just a result of residual salt ??
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    Trump Regime thread.

    Trump is sending another 1,000 troops to the Middle East. *sigh*.
  3. DalaiLama4Ever

    Trump Regime thread.

    No doubt, there are easy ways we could do things like that. As you stated, our military budget has ballooned far beyond our actual practical needs. There is so much money there that we could take and divert to that green infrastructure and get really aggressive with innovation. And it isn't just the military, the government and fiscal responsibility don't really go together that well. So, I am not saying you're wrong at all. Like I said before though, I don't think we can sit around and demand the government to do anything. I don't trust them at all to do anything, really. lol. They're great at taking our money, not so great at spending it. The millennial generation is the most giving, in time and money, of any generation before it. They / we have changed the face of philanthropy. That needs to keep up, because unlike all those old geezers I think millennials and even maybe early Z'ers can really change the world (at least here in the US) and plethora of systematic failures and obstacles the system faces in getting things done. That doesn't happen by top to bottom. Just when it comes down to it.. Forcing the change at top and hoping everyone at the bottom follows suit reminds me of force-feeding poor people trickle down economics, lol. Obviously very different things, that is just what comes to mind. I just think it's coming from a point of weakness to go in hot and expect/force these companies to change. Don't get me wrong... They SHOULD. And I think they will, in time. But you're gonna get way more fight out of them and their attorneys and their lobbyists right now as opposed to building a grass roots movement to spread these fundamental changes in our culture. They're just gonna slow that shit down to a crawl and drag it out until so many individuals are participating that change doesn't even need to be forced. And even if some still want fight it, they will be swept away by free market because the masses will no longer follow them. There are a ton of even small differences you can make in your life that can make a pretty big impact. And then you spreading those things to your friends and family and then they spread it to theirs, etc... Things like buying more fuel efficient vehicles (I still don't think technology is at a point where we can expect everyone to go electric). Or even smaller, stop using plastic bottles and straws. Like I said, I just don't think there is enough action from individuals yet. Once we get there, changing the top will be so much easier. There are a lot of people out there who care about the environment, sure. But I still don't think it's enough. A lot of people talk about it, but they refuse to act on it. Even though it may seem counter-intuitive... I really think the most efficient and fastest way to achieve our goals is to start local, get more people involved in different projects, etc. Right now climate and environmental debates just devolve into pointless squabbling. It gets to the point that it doesn't even matter who is right or wrong, because everyone is using their energy to fight a war of words.
  4. DalaiLama4Ever

    Trump Regime thread.

    I never said fuck it. I liked your angle of going to people and asking about clean water, for example. I’m a huge supporter of clean water and just getting water to people who otherwise don’t have the means. I don’t have a lot of money, but I give what I can within reason to multiple charities and causes that I just kind of rotate through every month. Many of those are environment-minded. As individuals, we have to make a difference in our own lives before we can start demanding mass change in industry, and then expecting it to change overnight just isn’t practical. It is an important issue. If it was possible to snap my fingers, Thanks-style, and change all industry to near zero emissions I would and o think 99% of these companies would too. Unfortunately, we have to understand that (depending on the business / industry) its a serious financial and time commitment to completely change how they do things to capture that created carbon. It’s easy for me to sit here and yell at them to do it but change usually doesn’t happen like that. We need more and faster innovation and as individuals we need to take responsibility. After that industry has no choice but to comply and it will be a lot easier easier to pull off financially as well.
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    Trump Regime thread.

    If we are waiting for bureaucrats to solve our problems, we are in more trouble than Than alluded to. Also, I went to the sight to sign Tulsi's thing and the site didn't work. RIP Earth.
  6. DalaiLama4Ever

    Trump Regime thread.

    Being that you include yourself in the "we". What have you spread beyond, probably, Facebook? I doubt it's much, but you may surprise me. Also, when proposing solutions, you really need to take into consideration the "other side". For example, telling large CO2 emitting businesses that they need to cut those emissions isn't a solution. Obviously, that's the endgame, butt hat isn't you (general) proposing a solution. A large portion of emissions comes from generating electricity... companies have for years been working to incorporate technologies that would get them to zero or near-zero emissions for their fossil fuel power plants. Problem? It is (was) extremely expensive... to capture the carbon, you're talking about building a new facility that consumes so much power that you aren't doing a lot of good in the end. I could be wrong, but the first natural gas power plant was just recently built down in Texas. It's being used as a test and if everything goes well, they will expand. Again.. I am pretty sure this is the first of it's kind. People are working on things, but ragers want it done immediately. Shit does not work like that. I don't trust the government to regulate cap and trade systems.... California is either about to or already has passed a bill saying their state can pull tens of millions of dollars out of their emissions cap&trade market to fund other projects. That money is supposed to go towards cutting emissions -- which California is doing but not at the rate they promised when they started the programs. The government is a dirty mistress ready to infect you with an STD. I really think the best solution is innovation, like NetPower's plant in Texas. Problem is, innovation takes time and money -- neither of which many activists want to contribute (of course, there are some). Of course, it doesn't help that the country is so anti-nuclear power either. If you want to debate the existence of climate change, argue with yourself. I am not interested in that drivel or going nowhere conversation.
  7. DalaiLama4Ever

    Trump Regime thread.

    Our governments dedication to going to war with Iran would be almost admirable if it wasn't so sick.
  8. DalaiLama4Ever

    Trump Regime thread.

    I mean there is money in both. Fossil Fuel lobbyists have just gotten a much larger head start than the green sector. I think the big problem with a lot of climate change activists is there just aren’t a lot of solutions. They can point out the problems but when it comes to fixing things, they push that responsibility off on other people. That’s not everyone, there are solutions out there but when it comes to action— both sides of the debate are weak AF.
  9. DalaiLama4Ever

    OJ Simpson's Got " A Little Gettin' Even To Do"

    Can’t wait to read the book Kappa
  10. DalaiLama4Ever

    Trump Regime thread.

    Yeah, it's surprising that a doom and gloom headline perpetuating a billion dollar industry caught fire on social media. lol.
  11. I hope ya'll are ready for MORE OJ! He seems to be in good spirits. lol
  12. DalaiLama4Ever

    Trump Regime thread.

    An Australian study says human civilization will be wiped out by 2050. Only way to stop it would be to get the world to near 0% emissions in the “very near future”. So, if you give that study any weight... we’re basically fucked. May as well enjoy the time we have left.
  13. DalaiLama4Ever

    Jon Stewart's Speech to Congress

    Judiciary committee passed it, it will go to the House where it should pass and then will see what McConnell does.
  14. DalaiLama4Ever

    Jon Stewart's Speech to Congress

    Yeah I had two friends post this link but then start drawing party lines and blaming one side or the other. Just MO, but if that's what you are making this about, I don't think you really understand where Stewart stands. I think somebody even asked him which party was to blame, and he just said (basically) -- it doesn't matter, this just needs to get done. Period. And he's right.
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