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2022-08-18 11:58:17 PM  
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2022-08-19 12:50:46 AM  
Like a cancer...

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2022-08-19 1:09:57 AM  
I lived in that city and observed the growth of it for 2/3 of this period
 
2022-08-19 1:25:27 AM  
Those guys they buried in "Casino" might be under somebodies rosebushes by now.
 
2022-08-19 2:20:39 AM  
Repeat over every population center on the planet, except Detroit.

Too goddamn many humans will be the end of humans
 
433 [TotalFark]
2022-08-19 4:08:50 AM  
Too Many Cooks | Adult Swim
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There can't possibly be any more cooks, right?
 
2022-08-19 4:51:44 AM  
Needs a banana for scale.
 
2022-08-19 4:52:15 AM  
In 50 years, Las Vegas got bigger. Fascinating.
 
2022-08-19 4:55:23 AM  
I for one blame that angry little skinny gurl.

She has the autism, donchyakno?

Therefore all her criticisms are invalid.

Also, vagina.
 
2022-08-19 4:55:34 AM  
If unchecked, that's how you get Coruscant.
 
2022-08-19 4:57:29 AM  
All those people can just drink Brawndo. It's fine, everything's all fine.
 
2022-08-19 4:57:43 AM  

Alphax: If unchecked, that's how you get Coruscant.


I for one intend to invest in moisture farming with my aunt and uncle.

What could go wrong?
 
2022-08-19 4:58:29 AM  

here to help: Alphax: If unchecked, that's how you get Coruscant.

I for one intend to invest in moisture farming with my aunt and uncle.

What could go wrong?


You just want to tongue your sister.
 
2022-08-19 4:59:10 AM  

here to help: Alphax: If unchecked, that's how you get Coruscant.

I for one intend to invest in moisture farming with my aunt and uncle.

What could go wrong?


You said moisture.
 
433 [TotalFark]
2022-08-19 5:00:26 AM  

here to help: I for one blame that angry little skinny gurl.
She has the autism, donchyakno?
Therefore all her criticisms are invalid
Also, vagina.


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2022-08-19 5:01:44 AM  

Wobambo: You just want to tongue your sister.


My real sister is cool but old and gross.

I did make out with my step sister once... but that was before we realized we were going to become siblings.

AWKWARD!!!!

I haven't seen any of those people for over 30 years.
 
2022-08-19 5:03:04 AM  

433: here to help: I for one blame that angry little skinny gurl.
She has the autism, donchyakno?
Therefore all her criticisms are invalid
Also, vagina.

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Exactly.

-;-)
 
2022-08-19 5:06:58 AM  
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2022-08-19 5:08:31 AM  

MrBallou: Repeat over every population center on the planet, except Detroit.

Too goddamn many humans will be the end of humans


I went to Detroit not too long ago. I wasn't in a hurry and it's a straight shot down Michigan Ave for me, so I went that way. I had been before, but usually off the interstate.
It was so damn spooky. It really was like a movie, everything abandoned or already torn down.
 
2022-08-19 5:15:35 AM  
Everything about this green, starting with it being in PolTab, is dildos.
 
2022-08-19 5:18:46 AM  
Funny story.
I've had enough of this dumbf*ckery....  You fark clowns deserve the pain.
...

No, no.
F*ck you too, proper!
...

You earned the pain...

So much for Tuesday's...
 
2022-08-19 5:21:56 AM  
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2022-08-19 5:24:57 AM  
It's like Silent Hill and Mad Max had a baby, and the baby drinks light beer.

THat's what the desert will be like after the sunbelt.
 
2022-08-19 5:38:37 AM  
Why is this in politics?
 
2022-08-19 5:44:48 AM  

Redh8t: Like a cancer...

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So it Kudzu. Unlike cancer, take away the water, and the humans will leave.
 
2022-08-19 5:45:15 AM  
But the water shortage is due to almonds.
 
2022-08-19 5:49:16 AM  
I had some personal contacts in a company which manufactures ceramic exteriors used in building restoration and in some new construction. These are supposed to be exteriors for buildings that last: state capitols, university libraries, historic train stations and so on. Out of curiosity, I asked the people at the company if they'd ever done any projects in Las Vegas, and they said that the sort of building construction done in Vegas was not the kind that would last through time. For instance, exteriors using fiberglass which could be easily put up and torn down and replaced with something else. It is to architecture what fast food is to nourishment.
 
2022-08-19 5:56:19 AM  
So, im like semi drunk , and about to go outside and polute the air , but damn .

you people are almost as weird as me. almost. put more effort into it this time !
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2022-08-19 5:57:51 AM  
behold.  the deadening.
 
2022-08-19 6:00:04 AM  

Wobambo: here to help: Alphax: If unchecked, that's how you get Coruscant.

I for one intend to invest in moisture farming with my aunt and uncle.

What could go wrong?

You just want to tongue your sister.


Have you seen his sister?  When she puts on this little metallic gold number...   Hubba hubba!
 
2022-08-19 6:03:30 AM  

MrBallou: Repeat over every population center on the planet, except Detroit.

Too goddamn many humans will be the end of humans


This is why I don't have kids.
 
2022-08-19 6:30:39 AM  
Yeah, but why is this filed under "Politics"? ... Oh yeah. It's not a matter of our survival as a species. One who's neglect is the abandonment of morality or intellect. It's about how much money some cynical, opportunistic, douchebag can gobble up before they check out in the game of life. So yeah... Pol tab it is.

Sorry, it's early and sometimes I just lose the plot.
 
2022-08-19 6:34:46 AM  

Gyrfalcon: But the water shortage is due to almonds.


Among other crops, yes. They use a LOT more water than Vegas, which in the first place has a very limited allocation from the Colorado anyway.
How Las Vegas Exists in America's Driest Desert
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2022-08-19 6:36:48 AM  

AppleOptionEsc: Redh8t: Like a cancer...

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So it Kudzu. Unlike cancer, take away the water, and the humans will leave.


Amen.
 
2022-08-19 6:36:53 AM  
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2022-08-19 6:47:59 AM  

Archie Goodwin: [escapematter.com image 587x306]


Oh boy, no. Every mammal on the planet DOES NOT instinctually develop a natural balance with their environment. That's... insane and new age-y.

Every mammalian (and other) species speeds recklessly towards whatever the carrying capacity of the area is and smashes right through it. Then there are repeated periods of starvation, suffering, death, and re-adjustment as eventually a balance is found. And that balance is constantly reinforced with death as well.

Humans are just like any other living species with the exception that we are good at finding ways to artificially increase the carrying capacity and delay the snap-back of mass death.
 
2022-08-19 6:53:47 AM  

adamatari: Gyrfalcon: But the water shortage is due to almonds.

Among other crops, yes. They use a LOT more water than Vegas, which in the first place has a very limited allocation from the Colorado anyway.
[YouTube video: How Las Vegas Exists in America's Driest Desert]


Oh I'm sure you're right. I'm sure if we never farmed a single almond, Vegas could be twice as big, and Lake Mead would be just brimming with extra water. Why, the population explosion of a city in a desert is entirely unrelated to any water crises. I'm quite certain you're right.
 
2022-08-19 6:59:29 AM  
cool, now do Maricopa county in AZ
 
2022-08-19 7:02:25 AM  

Unright: Archie Goodwin: [escapematter.com image 587x306]

Oh boy, no. Every mammal on the planet DOES NOT instinctually develop a natural balance with their environment. That's... insane and new age-y.

Every mammalian (and other) species speeds recklessly towards whatever the carrying capacity of the area is and smashes right through it. Then there are repeated periods of starvation, suffering, death, and re-adjustment as eventually a balance is found. And that balance is constantly reinforced with death as well.

Humans are just like any other living species with the exception that we are good at finding ways to artificially increase the carrying capacity and delay the snap-back of mass death.


If you've got a problem with it, take it up with the writers of The Matrix.
 
2022-08-19 7:06:38 AM  
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2022-08-19 7:10:22 AM  
And when there was no water we drank sand.
 
2022-08-19 7:10:22 AM  

Gyrfalcon: adamatari: Gyrfalcon: But the water shortage is due to almonds.

Among other crops, yes. They use a LOT more water than Vegas, which in the first place has a very limited allocation from the Colorado anyway.
[YouTube video: How Las Vegas Exists in America's Driest Desert]

Oh I'm sure you're right. I'm sure if we never farmed a single almond, Vegas could be twice as big, and Lake Mead would be just brimming with extra water. Why, the population explosion of a city in a desert is entirely unrelated to any water crises. I'm quite certain you're right.

Among other crops.

Lake Mead doesn't get the water till states upstream drink their fill - that's Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, and Arizona. The entire state of Nevada is allowed only 4% of the lower basin allocation. So yes, I am right, good of you to acknowledge it.
 
2022-08-19 7:24:30 AM  

Redh8t: Funny story.
I've had enough of this dumbf*ckery....  You fark clowns deserve the pain.
...

No, no.
F*ck you too, proper!
...

You earned the pain...

So much for Tuesday's...


So, I
Had a few mushrooms  for dessert. Probably for the best if I don't pay attention for a little bit of a while.
Like the thread, just too high to care right at the moment.
 
2022-08-19 7:27:20 AM  

Archie Goodwin: Unright: Archie Goodwin: [escapematter.com image 587x306]

Oh boy, no. Every mammal on the planet DOES NOT instinctually develop a natural balance with their environment. That's... insane and new age-y.

Every mammalian (and other) species speeds recklessly towards whatever the carrying capacity of the area is and smashes right through it. Then there are repeated periods of starvation, suffering, death, and re-adjustment as eventually a balance is found. And that balance is constantly reinforced with death as well.

Humans are just like any other living species with the exception that we are good at finding ways to artificially increase the carrying capacity and delay the snap-back of mass death.

If you've got a problem with it, take it up with the writers of The Matrix.


For making Agents Smith a 15 year-old edgelord? Why, it's perfect for parodying the internet. He even makes bots of himself.
 
2022-08-19 7:34:01 AM  

MrBallou: Repeat over every population center on the planet, except Detroit.

Too goddamn many humans will be the end of humans


It isn't necessarily the number of humans.  It is the number of selfish asshole humans.  OK, fine, maybe I repeat myself.  But the carbon footprint and water use of humans ranges over four plus orders of magnitude.  If everyone had the lowest climate output, we would be fine.  If Vegas was all desert plants no lawns, reclaimed water for anything possible, solar power for everything, there would be essentially no issue. (And the whole number of humans gets used in very racist ways, not saying you are, but it just does, so really people need to stop using that.)
 
2022-08-19 7:38:29 AM  
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My god, it's growing.
 
2022-08-19 7:39:07 AM  
I've often thought it strange that humans measure how successful their society is by how much it's growing.  Because if your not growing, you're stagnating, or worse, declining.

This is a fine concept except that it leaves out the crucial variable that too much growth without managing resources will bring about disaster.

Do a Google search on climate change to see what I mean by this.

The other problem is that our societies want to grow, but they also want every new person in that society to be just as productive as all the others - and then refuse to provide the resources to do that.  This of course creates problems REALLY quickly.  Once resources are drained, you suddenly see entire populations starving, and unable to move.

How is it that the human race has not figured out the flaw in this equation yet?

Well, in the end it's a self-correcting problem.  You want to create an overpopulation then mismanage your resources?  Okay.  When a bunch of people drop dead, we will be able to get back to managing things.
 
2022-08-19 7:40:55 AM  

Unright: Archie Goodwin: [escapematter.com image 587x306]

Oh boy, no. Every mammal on the planet DOES NOT instinctually develop a natural balance with their environment. That's... insane and new age-y.

Every mammalian (and other) species speeds recklessly towards whatever the carrying capacity of the area is and smashes right through it. Then there are repeated periods of starvation, suffering, death, and re-adjustment as eventually a balance is found. And that balance is constantly reinforced with death as well.

Humans are just like any other living species with the exception that we are good at finding ways to artificially increase the carrying capacity and delay the snap-back of mass death.


It's weird how quotes from works of fiction movies don't actually apply
 
2022-08-19 7:42:11 AM  
I get "more humans is always a bad thing" but if we have to expand housing, isn't it better that we're building out to empty areas?
 
2022-08-19 7:43:53 AM  
Gyrfalcon: But the water shortage is due to almonds.

For the most part, Vegas has been very proactive about water conservation. Even with ever-growing sprawl, Vegas uses up less water than they did years ago.

Then there's these people: https://www.8newsnow.com/i-team/i-team-top-water-users-in-the-las-vegas-valley-revealed/
 
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