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Gambling addiction and the extinction rebellion


Chris_L 5 5.2k United Kingdom
9 Oct 2019 5:56PM
Look at the stock market, for every winner there has to be a loser. If we all had a million pounds who would work as a toilet cleaner?

The inequality and the competition for resources seems to drive the economy; throw in some conflict and some inequality - poor countries and rich countries. Rich white democratic Christian countries buying oil from theocracies and middle east dictatorships. Western imperialism attacked with planes on 911. Westerners blaming immigrants (rather than casino bankers) for their troubles. Illegals climbing on the back of chunnel lorries. People voting Brexit (because they think that's somehow connected), scared of terrorists, scared of strangers, becoming nationalist. The left wringing their hands. Rise of Trump and Boris etc

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hobbo Plus
8 1.3k 2 England
9 Oct 2019 6:19PM
" Were DOOMED I tell ye......DOOMED! "

" DONíT PANIC! DONíT PANIC! "


JUST WHERE is captain Mainwairing when you need him most ?
gcarth Plus
15 3.2k 1 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2019 6:59PM

Quote:" Were DOOMED I tell ye......DOOMED! "

" DONíT PANIC! DONíT PANIC! "


JUST WHERE is captain Mainwairing when you need him most ?

I'm here corporal! Just leave it to your superiors and everything will be fine. You are British - Just keep a stiff upper lip when everything goes belly up. SadSmile
brian1208 Plus
16 11.5k 12 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2019 9:14PM
I am reading this thread and my head is like one of those nodding donkeys in a car windscreen every time I read one of "hobbo's" comment, must be something to do with being born in WW2 and having lived through it and developed a similar world view.

My bottom line is still, humankind is the problem, removal of humankind provides the answr, let's return to the good old days and do away with antibiotics, vaccinations and all the other "bad things" us olds helped develop and let nature take its course

(still firmly in grumpy old git mode, my excreta donation tank is now empty)
Fma7 4 985 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2019 11:05PM

Quote:Stop just having tantrums in the street and hoping someone else will make more butterflies and unicorns appear.


Literally LOL!

You try living in a yert with a Llama dung fire, see how you like it. Oh and a Chelsea tractor.
capto Plus
7 5.8k 12 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2019 11:13PM
Any God/deity/super extra terrestrial intelligence, call it what you like, would possibly conclude that the Earth was over run and being destroyed by a plague of creatures that we call humans.
Chris_L 5 5.2k United Kingdom
10 Oct 2019 12:17AM
The planet isn't being destroyed though Capto. There's a good chance that it will be destroyed when the sun explodes. If not vaporised it will be very badly burned. Nothing lasts forever and if it did we wouldn't exist to argue about this as many of the atoms that make up my body and your body were created in exploding stars.

If you mean that the planet isn't being destroyed but that human activity is having a detrimental effect on non-human life then I agree. As for overrun by humans, not true as I think the insect mass or the bacterial mass is greater than the human mass, need to check.

In the meanwhile if we discover that there's an asteroid heading our way and there's a way to save life on Earth by deflecting it with some kind of device my money is on it being a human that creates the machine to save the world rather than something the penguins come up with.

If an inhabitant of Earth manages to transport creatures from this planet in a "space ark" to another planet, then I don't think that saviour will be a Giant Panda, but I know which creature will try to save the Giant Panda. That's human nature.
hobbo Plus
8 1.3k 2 England
10 Oct 2019 6:39AM
Iíve switched off TV news again this morning....why?.... because whilst planet is about to go POP, all of our media this morning is obsessed with a stupid feud between a pair of over-rich tin-pot so-called celebs.

AAAAAAAAAARGH ! !
brian1208 Plus
16 11.5k 12 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2019 7:35AM

Quote:Iíve switched off TV news again this morning....why?.... because whilst planet is about to go POP, all of our media this morning is obsessed with a stupid feud between a pair of over-rich tin-pot so-called celebs.

AAAAAAAAAARGH ! !



Thinks of it in terms of Roman history, we are at the stage of bread and circuses and chariot racing between Reds vs Whites and Greens vs Blues - "These rivals ultimately sparked hate, destruction, and intense competition between racers and fans. "

What goes round comes round - we are all doomed by our inability to learn and change our behaviour

(GOG on)

sherlob Plus
13 3.1k 129 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2019 9:41AM
The Gambling Act allowed gambling companies to advertise across all media platforms from 2007. Gambling Addiction was already a problem at that time, but since then the rates of problems related to gambling have increased significantly. No surprises there then.

I remember thinking when the Gambling Act was introduced that it was a surprising decision - one I suspect that related more to the potential revenue from taxation (in the short to medium term) and political donations than one that actually considered the health of the nation. Then when in recent years has a politician actually put the needs of the people first?
JackAllTog Plus
10 5.6k 58 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2019 10:33AM
Climate - this article came in yesterday https://www.raconteur.net/2020-super-year/climate-means-29m-more-go-hungry-world-food-programme?utm_source=email&utm_medium=Newsletter&utm_campaign=Weekly&utm_term=Oct-10&utm_content=1

Its about directly affecting climate issues TODAY and how governments need to lead to work together on the bigger issues. If ER could put their energy into advancing global programs like this rather than locally wasting police time and money arresting ER protesters then less people may die today.
Chris_L 5 5.2k United Kingdom
10 Oct 2019 11:43AM
I think we're going to be okay. Once renewable energy becomes cheaper than traditional energy then people will switch regardless of their political views or the depth of their stupidity that has made them climate change deniers.

gcarth Plus
15 3.2k 1 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2019 12:12PM

Quote:Iíve switched off TV news again this morning....why?.... because whilst planet is about to go POP, all of our media this morning is obsessed with a stupid feud between a pair of over-rich tin-pot so-called celebs.

AAAAAAAAAARGH ! !

Well, Hobbo, I think we can definitely agree on that. I watched the Jeremy Vine show this morning and the war between these talentless wags was being discussed on his show.
I do share your concerns for the shallow celeb culture that both mainstream and social media have encouraged.
SlowSong Plus
11 8.3k 30 England
10 Oct 2019 7:13PM

Quote:
Quote:Iíve switched off TV news again this morning....why?.... because whilst planet is about to go POP, all of our media this morning is obsessed with a stupid feud between a pair of over-rich tin-pot so-called celebs.

AAAAAAAAAARGH ! !

Well, Hobbo, I think we can definitely agree on that. I watched the Jeremy Vine show this morning and the war between these talentless wags was being discussed on his show.
I do share your concerns for the shallow celeb culture that both mainstream and social media have encouraged.



Positively thrilling. Something other than brexit, war, Trump and stabbings (not necessarily in that order). Bring on the girls. Wink
JackAllTog Plus
10 5.6k 58 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2019 6:29PM
Today I briefly met some well meaning soft looking ER activist apologists at bank station handing out paper flyers saying 'sorry' seemingly out numbered by police. Perhaps 100 Police and vans bikes present at my bit of the blocked junction.
I'd guess the cost of that at £30-50,000 depending how long it goes on for today.
Perhaps 10,000 cars, lorries and bus's crawling, idling around the blocked road. Cycling not really possible past the protesters, alternate routes required.
Ambulances and police cars stuck in traffic. Today must have been a net loss to the environment.
Apart from the film crews few others seemed overly interested in the banshee of noise all-day.
More police on the streets is meant to mean keeping people safer, not diverting them from public service.
ER make your aspirations higher, evidential and global.


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