atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,
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#6670: I simply do not know where to begin

So I'll pick something as if at random and start there.

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I'm not the only one who is a little confused/concerned about how the show Chernobyl characterized what would have happened had the molten reactor core material hit all that water in the basement. General concensus is "big steam explosion spreads radioactive material over a very large area but NOT 3-5 megaton explosion." The radioactive contamination would be as bad as that from such a large nuclear detonation, but the energy release would not be.

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This is why I get nervous when people on motorcycles go whizzing past me on the highway.



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Raping the dogs that Americans won't. There is so much wrong with this it leaves me sputtering helplessly. I mean, he raped a dog and it died--raped a dog--oh, good gravy I just can't think about this any more.

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The left really can't stand it when a young person isn't a communist. So Buzzfeed called the cops on her, of course.

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California wants to accelerate its slide into the third world. Go ahead--ban gasoline cars, you dumbasses. See what it gets you.

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Well, that didn't take very long, did it? Used to be that federal law could not supersede state law. Now?
"I would ensure that no state can pass laws that chip away at access to reproductive care or criminalize reproductive healthcare providers," .... "Federal law would supersede those harmful state restrictions."
In the 1970s, the federal government wanted there to be a national speed limit of 55 MPH. They could not pass a law making that happen; all they could do is tell the states, "If you want your federal money, you'll reduce speed limits to 55."

That was why Roe v Wade was necessary, why the Democrat-run House and Senate couldn't just pass a bill legalizing it in the United States. Pro-abortion forces had to go to the Supreme Court because the states would not pass laws legalizing abortions--at least, not enough of them would for their taste--and the federal government could not force the states to do so.

I'd like to believe that this is merely a Democrat being utterly ignorant of the Constitution, but I've seen enough Democrat "constitutional scholars" who didn't give a rip about the actual text of the thing to know that it really doesn't matter if this dink knows how it's supposed to work, or not. Democrats hate the Constitution; it keeps them from doing what they want.

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Gee, an Illinois Democrat telling a lie. Will wonders never cease.

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What the National Socialists and Democrats have in common.

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A breakdown of why the Electoral College was emplaced.

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This might be a good idea if "renewable" energy could supply power at industrial levels on a consistent basis. The problem is, it can't. For all the talk about how wonderful it is, it still provides a miniscule fraction of the world's electricity because it's unreliable.

These idiots talk about "decarbonizing" transportation as if it was the simplest thing in the world, but the power grid of the US cannot handle--was not built for--powering the entire transportation infrastructure. Not only is there not enough generation capacity in the country, but adding windmills and solar panels won't be enough; and even if we did add the capacity somehow, the power lines can't handle the load. "Decarbonizing" just transportation would require an enormous expenditure, trillions of dollars spent on running new and bigger power cables, everywhere, across the continent. If you have power poles on your street, imagine them putting three times the wires on it. Or if the power cables are buried, they'll be digging them up to replace them with more and/or bigger ones. Installing more and/or bigger transformers, too.

All the power lines. All the transformers.

It can't happen overnight and it won't be free, yet these morons blithely pass it off with a flip of the hand:
If we develop certain technologies, "greening" the chemical manufacture industry can reduce CO2 emissions significantly. But the transition would require so much renewable energy that it's far more efficient to focus on decarbonizing transportation and even residential heating first.
Oh, it's "far more efficient"? You dumb fucks don't know what the hell you're talking about. Gasoline use alone represents a huge amount of energy, and if you want to replace that with electricity you're going to need to put up nuclear power plants all over the damned place first, and then run cables everywhere--because "renewable" cannot supply that kind of energy and the power grid can't convey it.

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"White privilege" is actually available to everyone in the US.
Go to school and study your ass off. Graduate from high school. Obey the law. Avoid recreational drugs and alcohol. Get a job. Consider no job, if it is honest work, to be beneath you. Work your ass off. Go to church. Avoid pre-marital sex and all-night partying. Do not have a child unless you're married and are able to support one. Live beneath your means. Save money for emergencies. Do not hang out with criminals, slackers, or losers.
These are all pretty simple rules, and they do the job quite well if you follow them. You actually don't need to obey all of them to be reasonably successful; as long as you hit most of them you'll probably do okay.

Related: I was given a ride home from the car rental place after dropping the rental off; as we headed towards the Fungal Vale I noticed that we were going rather fast. Looked at the speedometer and saw that the driver was going 55 in a 30 zone. And what do you think her reaction would have been if she'd been pulled over for speeding?

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"What have you PERSONALLY done? I'll wait." ...and she gets 14,000 responses of what people have PERSONALLY done.

Heh.

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Illegal aliens bringing in kids who are not theirs. The go-to thought is "sex trafficking". That just gives me the jibblies.

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"Life is hard. It's even harder when you're stupid." A feel-good story about a complete fuckwit getting tossed off a plane flight for being a fuckwit.

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I have a lot of respect for Camille Paglia. She's an example of a feminist who came to her conclusions through careful consideration. While it's true she came to conclusions which are different than the ones I came to, she at least gave the issues serious thought and didn't just accept what everyone else was saying. It shows in what she champions and what she decries.

The fact that she does not endorse the entirety of feminist (and leftist) dogma is enough to show that. Like this:
I used to be a contributing member of Planned Parenthood, until I realized that it had become a covert arm of the Democratic party. If Planned Parenthood is as vital to American women’s health as feminist leaders claim, then why can’t it be removed from the violent political arena altogether and fully funded by wealthy liberal donors? Let the glitterati from Hollywood to Manhattan step up to the plate and put their money where their mouths are.
Heh.

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Gaming:

Paranoia as a computer game. Cool.

Classic WoW features are being reported as bugs.

Can't wait to play Vanilla WoW on an official server.

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Ep 3 of Chernobyl tonight. Looking forward to that.

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Well, the ending of Game of Thrones--

No spoilers. The ending was rushed; everyone's said that and it's true. The plot they had was eight or nine episodes' worth, not six, and they could only do this by skipping over a lot of material.

Anyway I liked it, even so. A fitting end.
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