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2020-04-23 9:17:42 AM  
37 votes:
This really just goes to show that humans are the virus!
 
2020-04-23 9:13:51 AM  
12 votes:
Any bets on how many people spout the "humans are the virus!" dreck in here?
 
2020-04-23 9:03:33 AM  
12 votes:
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2020-04-23 10:11:30 AM  
7 votes:
While I do not doubt that pollution is way, way down, and that it's a great thing, I farking hate the pretense that you can just show two pictures of a location and pretend it's a meaningful demonstration of a change.

Although I have to admit that there may besomething to it when I look at my own backyard.  I live in the suburbs of a major American city and when I look at photos of "Before" and "After" I definitely can see a difference:

BEFORE THE VIRUS

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AFTER THE VIRUS

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You can't argue with that!
 
2020-04-23 10:06:35 AM  
7 votes:
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2020-04-23 9:27:32 AM  
4 votes:

croesius: ColonelCathcart: croesius: Any bets on how many people spout the "humans are the virus!" dreck in here?

We are...

https://wearyourvoicemag.com/humans-ar​e-not-the-virus-eco-fascist/


Ya. Okay.

You tell me how we *arent* the virus when many of us are making many more than 2.2 children, driving F350s, burning down amazon and other forests to sell wood for pennies to China, fracturing the earth to extract the last drop of oil, burning coal and stripping mountains, and being horrible farking people in general when we are in large numbers.
 
2020-04-23 9:20:36 AM  
4 votes:
No pollution means no capitalism, which means more socialism, which means things are better for people at the bottom, and slightly less better for people at the top, and that's just plain, old-fashioned communism!!1!!11
 
2020-04-23 9:21:05 AM  
3 votes:

ColonelCathcart: croesius: Any bets on how many people spout the "humans are the virus!" dreck in here?

We are...


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2020-04-23 11:09:12 AM  
2 votes:

croesius: That sounds more like corporate greed than humanity itself. But, what do you propose as a "cure" for humans?
Who gets the "cure" first?


Hoarders--that is, those with the money.
Maybe stop giving them all of yours, and we could get started.
Unless you're just "worth" too much, that is.  You should probably just die, since your way of thinking doesn't allow for a living planet, and we're over you.

I am, for sure.  I think most of fark would rather just keep killing everything, and kill off the future, than admit that they farked up.
 
2020-04-23 10:42:21 AM  
2 votes:
So basically WE'RE the coronavirus of Earth.
 
2020-04-23 10:26:27 AM  
2 votes:

croesius: ColonelCathcart: croesius: ColonelCathcart: croesius: Any bets on how many people spout the "humans are the virus!" dreck in here?

We are...

https://wearyourvoicemag.com/humans-ar​e-not-the-virus-eco-fascist/

Ya. Okay.

You tell me how we *arent* the virus when many of us are making many more than 2.2 children, driving F350s, burning down amazon and other forests to sell wood for pennies to China, fracturing the earth to extract the last drop of oil, burning coal and stripping mountains, and being horrible farking people in general when we are in large numbers.

That sounds more like corporate greed than humanity itself. But, what do you propose as a "cure" for humans?

Who gets the "cure" first?


Just a random 50% of the world population
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2020-04-23 10:13:50 AM  
2 votes:

croesius: Any bets on how many people spout the "humans are the virus!" dreck in here?


Found the first one!
 
2020-04-23 9:42:41 AM  
2 votes:
humans are the virus
 
2020-04-23 9:41:16 AM  
2 votes:

ColonelCathcart: You tell me how we *arent* the virus when many of us are making many more than 2.2 children, driving F350s, burning down amazon and other forests to sell wood for pennies to China, fracturing the earth to extract the last drop of oil, burning coal and stripping mountains, and being horrible farking people in general when we are in large numbers.


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2020-04-23 9:40:12 AM  
2 votes:

WhiskeySticks: ColonelCathcart: croesius: Any bets on how many people spout the "humans are the virus!" dreck in here?

We are...

Well, except for the white christians, at least that's why this guy outside the gun store told me.


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2020-04-23 9:38:51 AM  
2 votes:

croesius: Any bets on how many people spout the "humans are the virus!" dreck in here?


Fark handle checks out.
 
2020-04-23 9:19:14 AM  
2 votes:
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Reduced carbon emissions and raised O2 levels worldwide in his lifetime.
 
2020-04-23 2:25:12 PM  
1 vote:

dothemath: croesius: Any bets on how many people spout the "humans are the virus!" dreck in here?

Well, we are responsible for every environmental disaster. The Earth is an amazing set of self correcting processes that we try our best to fark up.


This is what folks cannot grasp. The planet and its systems are a self-correcting solar powered machine that will fix itself after almost any destruction if given enough time. Problem is that humans are not giving the machine that time to fix itself.

Take two home depot buckets, two hoses and a power drill. Start filling the buckets with water at the same rate with the hoses. Drill enough holes in bucket #1 to let the water out at the same rate as it goes in, and #2 with fewer holes. #1 reaches equilibrium, #2 spills over. That's what humans are doing to the earth's ecosystems... it's not what they are doing as much as how quickly it is being done. The systems can't absorb the damage as fast as people are causing it.
 
2020-04-23 11:50:57 AM  
1 vote:
Pick your poison.  26 million peeps without jobs or the earth.   What's your point.
 
2020-04-23 10:57:23 AM  
1 vote:

DarkSoulNoHope: croesius: Any bets on how many people spout the "humans are the virus!" dreck in here?
Well when we say "save the Earth", we don't really mean it. What we actually mean is "save the ecosystem that allows humans to exist", we're selfish like that, but it still doesn't mean that money is more important than the environment since money doesn't exist without humans.


Money doesn't exist without the environment, because we don't either.     Money is ultimately created from the environment, it has no meaning without the resources to back it up, and the worship of some farking dumbasses who believe that made-up things and conspicuous consumption are "worth" what some other brain-dead   capitalist pig says it is.  And then the Consumer says, Oh boy, Oh boy, it sure is! and validates this fakery and his own besides, since he now owns things that are "worth" so much more than the stuff that OTHER guy bought.

And none of it is worth a dime when your life-supporting ecosystem collapses, because THAT'S what we needed to pay for, and it was too much work and we're too lazy, and we'd rather sit on our porky asses and condemn extremely poor people to death making things for us that are "worth"  a lot, but kill off their life support systems.  But hey, were still sitting pretty around here.  Right gang?  Why, we're the most worthy bunch of people on earth.  You can tell by how much we command to be at our disposal--4 earths, last I heard.  But by now it's probably 5, due to the further degradation of our now worthless planet and our natural, not artificially-enhanced consumption of anything that we think is "worth" anything.  Which is always more stuff, and never the earth itself, even though it produced all of us, everything we have ever used, made billions of us fat and sassy and then, like the ungrateful asshole we are, we kicked Mother Earth in the face and told her that we did it all by ourselves.

Moms pissed, and the coronavirus is just the beginning.
 
2020-04-23 9:38:04 AM  
1 vote:

ColonelCathcart: croesius: Any bets on how many people spout the "humans are the virus!" dreck in here?

We are...


Well, except for the white christians, at least that's why this guy outside the gun store told me.
 
2020-04-23 9:36:58 AM  
1 vote:

ColonelCathcart: croesius: ColonelCathcart: croesius: Any bets on how many people spout the "humans are the virus!" dreck in here?

We are...

https://wearyourvoicemag.com/humans-ar​e-not-the-virus-eco-fascist/

Ya. Okay.

You tell me how we *arent* the virus when many of us are making many more than 2.2 children, driving F350s, burning down amazon and other forests to sell wood for pennies to China, fracturing the earth to extract the last drop of oil, burning coal and stripping mountains, and being horrible farking people in general when we are in large numbers.


That sounds more like corporate greed than humanity itself. But, what do you propose as a "cure" for humans?

Who gets the "cure" first?
 
2020-04-23 9:36:57 AM  
1 vote:
But how are we supposed to enjoy the beauty stuck inside? I really want to take a flight there and take a taxi to see it. We all should go travel to see how pretty it is without all the pollution before all the travel makes a bunch of pollution.
 
2020-04-23 9:24:53 AM  
1 vote:

DarkSoulNoHope: croesius: Any bets on how many people spout the "humans are the virus!" dreck in here?

Well when we say "save the Earth", we don't really mean it. What we actually mean is "save the ecosystem that allows humans to exist", we're selfish like that, but it still doesn't mean that money is more important than the environment since money doesn't exist without humans.


^
Minus a large catastrophic even like the sun exploding and destroying the earth completely the earth will be around for long after we're gone.  It will be fine.  It may take millenials after we're gone to heal itself, but it will.
 
2020-04-23 9:18:53 AM  
1 vote:

croesius: Any bets on how many people spout the "humans are the virus!" dreck in here?


We are...
 
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