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    Quote Originally Posted by GwynnInTheHall View Post
    I think it's humanity in general. I'd like to believe this is salvageable, but man--it's looking like a long road to get everyone to becoming basically decent. I'm sure there are those who might say I have a long way to go to be considered decent because I root for bad things to happen to bad people--but that's a cross I'll gladly bear. I believe the next 10-20 years will show us if we deserve to continue as a species or not--if we even make it that far.
    Jane Goodall doesn't exactly think so. Jane Goodall on conservation, climate change and COVID-19: "If we carry on with business as usual, we're going to destroy ourselves" https://www.cbsnews.com/news/jane-go...ent-interview/
    Well, if we continue with business as usual, we're going to come to the point of no return. At a certain point the ecosystems of the world will just give up and collapse and that's the end of us eventually too.
    I think her tone is kind of negative for her. that's where the world is at right now.

    I think something happened in the last 10-20 years where we just devolved. I can't say exactly why. as I get older I certainly notice more chaos in my lifetime. I am pretty sure we are going to destroy ourselves and our species. 20 years ago I wouldn't think that. there's been plenty of chaos in the past but it's more global now.

    it look like there is going to be chronic health repercussions from c-19. how did the 1918 flu eventually go away anyways? even healthy people that survive will have some measure of health deficiency from this. whether scars in the lungs develop into lung cancer. and what if we don't find a vaccine. every person with a health condition will become more vulnerable as we get older. this is a virus that infects all our vital organs. there's not going to be one do-it-all drug fix.

    the problem is it's an RNA virus. it mutates a lot. and when you give it a chance to keep infecting it will become more transmissible through natural selection. and you could say because of the way we approached things we made it even worse. not that we could've done it but the ideal thing would've been to let the virus burn itself out and randomly mutate to a less contagious form. this is what happened to MERS and SARS. but because many people aren't taking it seriously it's evolving.

    also, 300 elephants died recently mysteriously. they haven't been tested for the same reason some ppl might want to keep test results down cause it looks bad. but elephants have many ACE2 receptors and it was predicted they can be infected. Whales can too along with big cats. I am pretty sure what killed those elephants was c-19. mostly likely got it from inadequate water sanitation. c-19 can infect your digestive tract and can survive in water for up to 25 days.

    what you are really seeing is the true nature of ppl when resources are compromised. they will steal, lie, kill etc.. when the shit hits the fan. but in reality our species has been doing that already but just to a less obvious extent. I wonder if ppl acted in such denial in 1918? we are in the middle of a pandemic, and ppl just don't get it. how can you not say we aren't doomed- whether from this or something else in the future. this year has pretty much established how we will react in a global crisis.

    if this thing starts making elephants fall dead on their face, and whales to a lesser extent. our rise to the top the last 15 million years is just a tee shirt of the week. ..this is what nature does. she finds all the cracks in our armor and throws everything at us. nature is like cold or water, not matter how much insulation we have it finds a way to get in. she just did an end around on modern society. we think survival of the fittest is being environmentally short-sighted while the economic profits dictate fitness.

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    Those looking for a 3rd party candidate in 2020 now have it--Kanye West is running. So there you go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sour Masher View Post
    Those looking for a 3rd party candidate in 2020 now have it--Kanye West is running. So there you go.
    With an Elon Musk endorsement no less!!

    If Trump doesn't attack Kanye we can just assume it's a ploy to help Trump siphon a few votes of color away from Biden. Too Bad the Dems don't have a prominent White Supremist to run 3rd party, but then again--the GOP already is using that strategy.........
    If I whisper my wicked marching orders into the ether with no regard to where or how they may bear fruit, I am blameless should a broken spirit carry those orders out upon the innocent, for it was not my hand that took the action merely my lips which let slip their darkest wish. ~Daniel Devereaux 2011

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    Quote Originally Posted by GwynnInTheHall View Post
    With an Elon Musk endorsement no less!!

    If Trump doesn't attack Kanye we can just assume it's a ploy to help Trump siphon a few votes of color away from Biden. Too Bad the Dems don't have a prominent White Supremist to run 3rd party, but then again--the GOP already is using that strategy.........
    Oh, it is 100% a play for Biden votes, to get his boy Trump reelected. It won't work, though.

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    Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, a VP possibility, tested positive for COVID.

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    Quote Originally Posted by revo View Post
    Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, a VP possibility, tested positive for COVID.
    I don't think she will be the pick, but I like what I have seen from her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sour Masher View Post
    Those looking for a 3rd party candidate in 2020 now have it--Kanye West is running. So there you go.
    and maybe the PPP money was part of it? or maybe that is just a conspiracy theory

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/elanagr.../#1c8f89db6a03

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    Quote Originally Posted by swampdragon View Post
    and maybe the PPP money was part of it? or maybe that is just a conspiracy theory

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/elanagr.../#1c8f89db6a03
    Not too far off, this whole presidency has been a money grab.
    If I whisper my wicked marching orders into the ether with no regard to where or how they may bear fruit, I am blameless should a broken spirit carry those orders out upon the innocent, for it was not my hand that took the action merely my lips which let slip their darkest wish. ~Daniel Devereaux 2011

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    Quote Originally Posted by swampdragon View Post
    and maybe the PPP money was part of it? or maybe that is just a conspiracy theory

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/elanagr.../#1c8f89db6a03
    It won't be money well spent, if it was. But then again, it wasn't Trump's money, so why would he care? Really, I think Kanye, if he gets any votes at all, would get the majority of those votes from folks who would have voted Trump, not Biden. But I also think this is just more madness from one of the biggest egos in the world that will amount to nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by revo View Post
    Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, a VP possibility, tested positive for COVID.
    I hear her speak every time I arrive at the Atlanta airport, but other than that, I don't know much about her.
    "Jesus said to them, 'Truly I tell you, the tax collectors and the prostitutes are going into the kingdom of God ahead of you.'"

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