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Factory farms: A perfect example of what's gone wrong and why we find ourselves in the situation we're in. But when the players/TPTB are Monsanto and the like, what else can be expected? Round-Up to the rescue. GMO seeds for everybody.

What is manageable (in a good way I mean) by this civilization? Sometimes one wonders.

by sgr2 on Thu Jan 5th, 2012 at 12:25:54 PM EST
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So far TPTB have managed to refrain from turning the planet into a radioactive cinder, something I wouldn't have bet a large amount of money on in the 1960s.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Thu Jan 5th, 2012 at 12:39:53 PM EST
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When thought of from that point of view you're right, AT. And that's good news for all of us.
by sgr2 on Thu Jan 5th, 2012 at 01:46:33 PM EST
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I would have bet a large amount of money on that in the 1960s, had I had the option. If the planet is covered in a shallow layer of radioactive glass, then the bet is void by virtue of me, my bookie or both being dead anyway, so such a bet would be all upside.

- Jake

Friends come and go. Enemies accumulate.

by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Fri Jan 6th, 2012 at 07:42:40 AM EST
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