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Author Topic: D&D Promotes Race Essentialism?  (Read 7822 times)

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Re: D&D Promotes Race Essentialism?
« Reply #15 on: April 04, 2022, 12:36:46 PM »
However, it's the same problem those gender studies graduates have; there are only so many positions and departments to staff. And they are resource drains on the company.
Except the departments are ballooning and positions like diversity consultants are exploding in the private sector. It's a growth industry.

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Re: D&D Promotes Race Essentialism?
« Reply #16 on: April 04, 2022, 01:48:06 PM »
Except the departments are ballooning and positions like diversity consultants are exploding in the private sector. It's a growth industry.

AKA: Grifting.

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Re: D&D Promotes Race Essentialism?
« Reply #17 on: April 04, 2022, 04:28:33 PM »
However, it's the same problem those gender studies graduates have; there are only so many positions and departments to staff. And they are resource drains on the company.
Except the departments are ballooning and positions like diversity consultants are exploding in the private sector. It's a growth industry.

This is true. And now it is starting to infect companies in Japan. I thought Japan would be a safe haven from wokeism.

Even France's PM has stated that Wokeism is America's worst export. France used to be way Left of the US!
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Re: D&D Promotes Race Essentialism?
« Reply #18 on: April 05, 2022, 08:38:41 AM »
However, it's the same problem those gender studies graduates have; there are only so many positions and departments to staff. And they are resource drains on the company.
Except the departments are ballooning and positions like diversity consultants are exploding in the private sector. It's a growth industry.

This is true. And now it is starting to infect companies in Japan. I thought Japan would be a safe haven from wokeism.

Even France's PM has stated that Wokeism is America's worst export. France used to be way Left of the US!
Discount the media bullhorn and the US still isn’t Left. A lot of the center to center-right are just hoping this all just passes them over like a bad storm.

But the collapse is coming (look up what’s happening in Sri Lanka who’s got the same debt to GDP ratio as the US, it just lacks the petrodollar and reserve currency status which the Biden regime is intent on tanking) and when it does, I would not want to be one of the Leftist “elites” when the food shortages start in a country that is heavily armed.

They say civilization is just 9 missed meals from complete anarchy. When the EBT cards stop working (or can’t even buy a loaf of bread) I would not want to be anywhere near a big city.

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Re: D&D Promotes Race Essentialism?
« Reply #19 on: April 05, 2022, 11:48:17 AM »
Discount the media bullhorn and the US still isn’t Left. A lot of the center to center-right are just hoping this all just passes them over like a bad storm.

I tend to agree. Even polls that show support for very Left wing issues are heavily biased in the way the polls are worded to get the Left wing result the pollsters want. I used to think of myself as center Left, but that center of gravity has shifted so far over I don't know anymore.


They say civilization is just 9 missed meals from complete anarchy. When the EBT cards stop working (or can’t even buy a loaf of bread) I would not want to be anywhere near a big city.

I hope it doesn't come to this. I'm generally optimistic but I do not see how we don't pay the bill for shutting the economy down for 2 years, and then elected a radically far Left administration. And then doubling down on shutting down the global economy for what is going on now in central Europe. When the dollar is no longer on the oil standard Americans will be in for a rude awakening.
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Re: D&D Promotes Race Essentialism?
« Reply #20 on: April 07, 2022, 08:39:32 PM »
Discount the media bullhorn and the US still isn’t Left. A lot of the center to center-right are just hoping this all just passes them over like a bad storm.

I tend to agree. Even polls that show support for very Left wing issues are heavily biased in the way the polls are worded to get the Left wing result the pollsters want. I used to think of myself as center Left, but that center of gravity has shifted so far over I don't know anymore.


They say civilization is just 9 missed meals from complete anarchy. When the EBT cards stop working (or can’t even buy a loaf of bread) I would not want to be anywhere near a big city.

I hope it doesn't come to this. I'm generally optimistic but I do not see how we don't pay the bill for shutting the economy down for 2 years, and then elected a radically far Left administration. And then doubling down on shutting down the global economy for what is going on now in central Europe. When the dollar is no longer on the oil standard Americans will be in for a rude awakening.
America peaked roughly around late 1972/early 1973 (could be argued it was July 1969 with Apollo 11). We've been on a downward trajectory for decades. Now its simply arguing about who's to blame for the collapse. Not a bad run from 1945-1973 really.

Whoever's team is in control of the WH its their job to tout their "achievements" of their team as if they are the only ones who can "save America!" Meanwhile, some of us, a very few of us who aren't on either team see that neither the Democrat or the Republicans are singled handedly destroying America, they are using both hands to do it.

I will say that Team Blue sure does want things to implode more than Team Red. After all their dreams of all electric vehicles means no more mean nasty wars for oil! Of course even on this site, left leaning members and those that deny they are left leaning can't even tell us where all this electricity is coming from? Unicorn farts? We are on a gaming site so maybe Ki-rin farts? they do inhabit the air after all. But First Edition MM has them listed as No. Appearing 1, so maybe not...

ETA: to build off the "nine means from anarchy". So spot on its not even funny. If you live in a major city or Europe for that matter? Its already too late, you're already screwed.
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Re: D&D Promotes Race Essentialism?
« Reply #21 on: April 08, 2022, 09:31:54 AM »
The only way electric vehicles make sense is if it’s preceded by the construction of as many nuclear powerplants as would be needed to support the fleet.

Even then, we need some sort of quantum leap in battery technology for anything other than short range transportation to be viable. Battery tech has been stalled for decades and even the newest prospects can’t come close to matching the energy density of fossil fuels.

And it’s not like we’re going to run out of fossil fuels either; go look up the Deep Hot Biosphere for some insight on that (short-version; oil/gas is constantly being produced as some of the waste products of microbial life deep underground). And given how clean we’ve been able to get it to burn and how relatively low the CO2 levels in the atmosphere compared to other points in history (the alarmists conveniently forget that there were millions of years where Earth had 2-3 times the atmospheric CO2 and no polar ice caps at all and yet life thrived during that time).

All of this idiocy is about control and enriching the people invested in “green energy” (never mind that solar panels take more energy to create than they ever produce and degrade into compounds more toxic than nuclear waste… they’re “green” because all the pollution isn’t in our elites’ back yards).

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Re: D&D Promotes Race Essentialism?
« Reply #22 on: April 08, 2022, 09:54:20 AM »
And given how clean we’ve been able to get it to burn and how relatively low the CO2 levels in the atmosphere compared to other points in history (the alarmists conveniently forget that there were millions of years where Earth had 2-3 times the atmospheric CO2 and no polar ice caps at all and yet life thrived during that time).
Yeah, after everything that couldn't adapt was wiped out. We're currently living in the middle of a mass extinction that was clearly caused by human activities. If we don't switch all our power generation to nuclear by the end of the decade, then we'll pass the tipping point where we could halt the extinction.

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Re: D&D Promotes Race Essentialism?
« Reply #23 on: April 08, 2022, 01:51:52 PM »
And given how clean we’ve been able to get it to burn and how relatively low the CO2 levels in the atmosphere compared to other points in history (the alarmists conveniently forget that there were millions of years where Earth had 2-3 times the atmospheric CO2 and no polar ice caps at all and yet life thrived during that time).
Yeah, after everything that couldn't adapt was wiped out. We're currently living in the middle of a mass extinction that was clearly caused by human activities. If we don't switch all our power generation to nuclear by the end of the decade, then we'll pass the tipping point where we could halt the extinction.

So we're doomed then, there's no way the first world could build in 8 years enough nuclear plants for themselves, and they aren't the ones doing the most pollution anyway. Good luck with building enough nuclear plants for the third world/developing nations.

And that's even if you managed to convince politicians to stop paying attention to the eco-fascists/monetary interests that buy them up.

According to the NEA (Nuclear Energy Agency) it takes between 5 to 7 years to build a large nuclear plant, how much more for all the red tape? How much more for all the eco-fascist funded lawsuits to take course?

If what you say is true then we're already fucked.
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Re: D&D Promotes Race Essentialism?
« Reply #24 on: April 08, 2022, 02:24:45 PM »
If what you say is true then we're already fucked.
All the data seems to suggest so. Scientists have been saying that humanity is destroying the planets for decades, but nobody listened and we're going to pay the price for our hubris. If we had all switched to nuclear decades ago, then we could have delayed the ecological collapse plenty long enough to develop a sustainable civilization.

If we want to avoid human extinction, then the cost will be much greater than it could have been if we had done the smart thing decades ago. Now we're going to need to waste a ton of effort on carbon scrubbers and genetic engineering the biosphere that wouldn't have been necessary under a nuclear paradigm.

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Re: D&D Promotes Race Essentialism?
« Reply #25 on: April 08, 2022, 02:49:08 PM »
Greetings!

Humankind going extinct?

*Yawn* GOOD! *Laughing*

A gigantic meteor could strike the earth tomorrow and there isn't a fucking thing anyone could do to prevent it. Gigantic meteor striking the earth=instant annihilation of virtually everything. Cockroaches and rats might survive, and scorpions--but humans would be fucked for sure.

I am not worried in the slightest about not having enough nuclear plants, or all the eco-climate bullshit. It's all grifting bullshit. Humans are not going to go extinct in the next 20 years, or the next 100 years--unless a gigantic meteor strikes the earth, as previously mentioned. All of the climate hysteria is exactly that--hysteria pumped up so that the grifters can rape and plunder the millions of gullible sheep.

All of that being said--there are some definite problems and challenges that human society needs to work on and improve--from air quality to the depletion of entire zones in the ocean--to the over-fishing and wiping out of much-needed kinds of fish and sea-life. The depletion and deforestation of critically important rainforests in South America, for example, which produce oxygen and help to clean the planet--is an issue that needs to be addressed in a responsible manner. All of these things are worthy causes and efforts to make to help in such areas--but they need to be approached with sober-minded seriousness, acute skills, creativity, resoluteness, and dedication--without the fucking grifting, crazy ideology, and shrieking hysteria.

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Re: D&D Promotes Race Essentialism?
« Reply #26 on: April 08, 2022, 04:21:37 PM »
And given how clean we’ve been able to get it to burn and how relatively low the CO2 levels in the atmosphere compared to other points in history (the alarmists conveniently forget that there were millions of years where Earth had 2-3 times the atmospheric CO2 and no polar ice caps at all and yet life thrived during that time).
Yeah, after everything that couldn't adapt was wiped out. We're currently living in the middle of a mass extinction that was clearly caused by human activities. If we don't switch all our power generation to nuclear by the end of the decade, then we'll pass the tipping point where we could halt the extinction.
They’ve been saying that we’d all be dead from environmental destruction within 10-15 years unless we subjected ourselves completely to their rule for the last 50 years. Remember when it was global cooling in the 70’s? then it was global warming because we had a few hot years and if we didn’t get rid of fossil fuels we’d all be underwater? now it’s climate change because they don’t have to keep changing it every time there’s a solar minimum or maximum?

How about when they said in 1988 that all the oceans would be dead by 1998 if we didn’t abandon fossil fuels? How about when they claimed all the glaciers in Glacier National Park would be gone due to global warming by 2020?

Now the deadline for extinction unless we bow to the fascists is 2030, but they’ll revise it in a few years with the latest claim of Armageddon always conveniently 10-15 years out.

It’s all a load of horse shit. It always has been. It’s all about grifters and control freaks finding ways to profit off a fake crisis. A lot of the stock in the so-called green energy companies is in the hands of the friends and relatives of the same politicians pushing funding for “green energy.” It’s mostly being pushed by WEF totalitarians who are using environmental threats to push their Great Reset… you’ll own nothing (they will own everything) and you’ll be happy (or else).

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Re: D&D Promotes Race Essentialism?
« Reply #27 on: April 08, 2022, 07:14:12 PM »
I aproach a simpler: dump less shit in the X angle. Less plastic in the ocean, and mercury in the air, less arsenic in the forest.

And generally not consuming needlessly and being more renewable is solid enough way to live, without needing to submit to "experts".

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Re: D&D Promotes Race Essentialism?
« Reply #28 on: April 08, 2022, 07:20:08 PM »
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A gigantic meteor could strike the earth tomorrow and there isn't a fucking thing anyone could do to prevent it. Gigantic meteor striking the earth=instant annihilation of virtually everything. Cockroaches and rats might survive, and scorpions--but humans would be fucked for sure.

If cockroaches, rats and scorpions shall live - so shall human beings.
But if estimations we can fuck planet's albedo are possible - then only chemosynthesis bacteria shall survive. So generally - no massive meteor so far really shown potential to wipe humanity. We are not dinosaurs. Even grand extinctions caused by massive shift in ocean's chemistry would not slay us.



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Re: D&D Promotes Race Essentialism?
« Reply #29 on: April 09, 2022, 01:16:47 PM »
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A gigantic meteor could strike the earth tomorrow and there isn't a fucking thing anyone could do to prevent it. Gigantic meteor striking the earth=instant annihilation of virtually everything. Cockroaches and rats might survive, and scorpions--but humans would be fucked for sure.

If cockroaches, rats and scorpions shall live - so shall human beings.
But if estimations we can fuck planet's albedo are possible - then only chemosynthesis bacteria shall survive. So generally - no massive meteor so far really shown potential to wipe humanity. We are not dinosaurs. Even grand extinctions caused by massive shift in ocean's chemistry would not slay us.
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