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Posted: Jun 23, 2024 - 3:25pm

 Coaxial wrote:
Not only does it seem that English may be your second language but that Earth may very well be your second planet. 
{#Stupid}



Yeah.. and Charlie's enormous mouth!
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Posted: Jun 23, 2024 - 3:22pm

Not only does it seem that English may be your second language but that Earth may very well be your second planet. {#Stupid}
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Posted: Jun 23, 2024 - 8:17am

 Proclivities wrote:

Oddly enough the subtitle of the graphic is that the world's population is getting older.  In 1950 44% of the world's population was younger than 20.  Of course WWII had ended five years earlier, so that may have had something to do with a reduction in the population which was born before 1930.


I kind of doubt the premise though. Percentages can skew the perspective. How many people are having kids and how many couples are having more than 2?  The cutoff points make a big difference too - how many of those under 20 are toddlers? how many in the 40-59 are still potential parents?  I'd be curious to see a chart with 5 year brackets.

And to my other point: https://worldpopulationreview.com/country-rankings/countries-by-density  if you look at habitable regions in the world. We have a lot of room and resource available. A lot of other places are looking pretty stuffed.  If people start running out of food and water locally, we're going to look pretty tempting. China and India combined have us outnumbered 10:1, and support from Canada doesn't help at all. 
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Posted: Jun 23, 2024 - 5:51am

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Yeah, this isn't really surprising, 1997 was a LONG time ago and most people weren't around or at least old enough to have meaningful memories. I doubt most people (other than Kurt) have memories of who was president when they were 2, much less the 'settling smoke of the wars from previous decades'. 

That chart is astonishing. 4.9 billion people under the age of 39 and more than half of those under the age of 20. 25% of the people in the use are in the 60+ bracket, and our total population vs. the world is staggeringly small. If resource management is not implemented soon we'll simply be invaded in the next decades. Immigration won't even be a topic.


Oddly enough the subtitle of the graphic is that the world's population is getting older.  In 1950 44% of the world's population was younger than 20.  Of course WWII had ended five years earlier, so that may have had something to do with a reduction in the population which was born before 1930.
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Posted: Jun 22, 2024 - 10:53pm

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Another summer in the desert...









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Posted: Jun 22, 2024 - 7:41pm

Another summer in the desert...





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Posted: Jun 22, 2024 - 4:16pm

 islander wrote:
Yeah, this isn't really surprising, 1997 was a LONG time ago and most people weren't around or at least old enough to have meaningful memories.

I doubt most people (other than Kurt) have memories of who was president when they were 2, much less the 'settling smoke of the wars from previous decades'.  That chart is astonishing. 4.9 billion people under the age of 39 and more than half of those under the age of 20. 25% of the people in the use are in the 60+ bracket, and our total population vs. the world is staggeringly small. If resource management is not implemented soon we'll simply be invaded in the next decades. Immigration won't even be a topic.

 
Perspectives change as well as priorities over time.

Priorities decide what is important and what is not.

Once global war and then large regional wars were commonplace.  Here in the US we also had a draft, or conscription.

That made geopolitics and history more important and people generally knew who was POTUS when they were 2 because it mattered.  That and history and things like Civics were still universally taught, at least in the US.  We also had things like shop and home ec.  People were more well rounded and broader based.  They were taught how to be independent.

Today, there are people walking our streets who don't even know who is the current POTUS.  Don't know or care that we once had people walking on the moon.

And then there are those who don't care because they got theirs and are all set.  They just pretend to care so people will hold them with higher accord.
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Posted: Jun 22, 2024 - 10:41am

 Proclivities wrote:

Apparently about 33% of the world's population are 20 or younger; about 62% are 39 or younger.  That may explain the 1997 cut-off to some extent.



Yeah, this isn't really surprising, 1997 was a LONG time ago and most people weren't around or at least old enough to have meaningful memories. I doubt most people (other than Kurt) have memories of who was president when they were 2, much less the 'settling smoke of the wars from previous decades'. 

That chart is astonishing. 4.9 billion people under the age of 39 and more than half of those under the age of 20. 25% of the people in the use are in the 60+ bracket, and our total population vs. the world is staggeringly small. If resource management is not implemented soon we'll simply be invaded in the next decades. Immigration won't even be a topic.

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Posted: Jun 22, 2024 - 10:21am

 Antigone wrote:
I sure hope this Paxlovid helps because the taste in my mouth is NAS-TY. 


Uh oh. You got the invermectin version…
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Posted: Jun 22, 2024 - 10:20am

 steeler wrote:
That is why science/scientists and history/historians are important. Memories fade and are subject to distortion.


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Posted: Jun 22, 2024 - 9:00am

 thisbody wrote:

Not my thought, but I read it elsewhere:

The majority of the planet has no memories before 1997.


Apparently about 33% of the world's population are 20 or younger; about 62% are 39 or younger.  That may explain the 1997 cut-off to some extent.

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Posted: Jun 22, 2024 - 6:03am

 kurtster wrote:

Perspective.  I am old enough to have been born when Truman was POTUS and the smoke from WW II was still in the air.

I'll just say that it is more than money.  It's about power and control.  Money is just the tool.

If you don't remember past 1997, there is a whole lot of understanding of the way things once were and how things have evolved missing to properly judge the present.

Such as the current heat wave we are experiencing here right now is nothing compared to one we had in the late 80's where we had temps averaging 100 F for about a week.  A whole lot of trees were killed as a result.  Over the next 10 years or so these dead or weakened trees came down during storms and caused a whole lot of damage to infrastructure, homes and power lines.  That the heat wave killed the trees and made them weak and vulnerable to coming storms was long forgotten.  Instead, other reasons where blamed for all the damage. The storms were not more powerful; the trees were weaker and more vulnerable.  Life and nature is cyclical.  You need time to see these cycles play out to understand how things work.  Without the knowledge of the way things cycle over time, events can be labeled as the worst ever and used by fearmongers to advance an agenda. 

And now we A I to contend with in the manipulation of the masses.  It will likely be more powerful than money.
{#Meditate}

That is why science/scientists and history/historians are important. Memories fade and are subject to distortion.

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Posted: Jun 22, 2024 - 4:59am

I sure hope this Paxlovid helps because the taste in my mouth is NAS-TY. 
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Posted: Jun 22, 2024 - 2:25am

 kurtster wrote:

Perspective.  I am old enough to have been born when Truman was POTUS and the smoke from WW II was still in the air.

I'll just say that it is more than money.  It's about power and control.  Money is just the tool.

If you don't remember past 1997, there is a whole lot of understanding of the way things once were and how things have evolved missing to properly judge the present.

Such as the current heat wave we are experiencing here right now is nothing compared to one we had in the late 80's where we had temps averaging 100 F for about a week.  A whole lot of trees were killed as a result.  Over the next 10 years or so these dead or weakened trees came down during storms and caused a whole lot of damage to infrastructure, homes and power lines.  That the heat wave killed the trees and made them weak and vulnerable to coming storms was long forgotten.  Instead, other reasons where blamed for all the damage. The storms were not more powerful; the trees were weaker and more vulnerable.  Life and nature is cyclical.  You need time to see these cycles play out to understand how things work.  Without the knowledge of the way things cycle over time, events can be labeled as the worst ever and used by fearmongers to advance an agenda. 

And now we A I to contend with in the manipulation of the masses.  It will likely be more powerful than money.
{#Meditate}


“It’s the worst EVER”
without thinking about bubonic plague, incurable TB, polio, Dust Bowl, or even Noah’s flood (if that’s your thing).
All perspective…
Kinda like how people say “Breaking Bad is the best show ever.” But there was MASH and All in the Family and MTM and Carol Burnett and Twilight Zone and Your Show of Shows and Batman (in color!)….

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Posted: Jun 22, 2024 - 12:25am

 thisbody wrote:
Not my thought, but I read it elsewhere:

The majority of the planet has no memories before 1997. If true, I wonder no more, born 16 years after WWII.

And yet... How could it be possible to allow those in power to monger one war after another genocide?

My hunch... Money must be involved.
 
Perspective.  I am old enough to have been born when Truman was POTUS and the smoke from WW II was still in the air.

I'll just say that it is more than money.  It's about power and control.  Money is just the tool.

If you don't remember past 1997, there is a whole lot of understanding of the way things once were and how things have evolved missing to properly judge the present.

Such as the current heat wave we are experiencing here right now is nothing compared to one we had in the late 80's where we had temps averaging 100 F for about a week.  A whole lot of trees were killed as a result.  Over the next 10 years or so these dead or weakened trees came down during storms and caused a whole lot of damage to infrastructure, homes and power lines.  That the heat wave killed the trees and made them weak and vulnerable to coming storms was long forgotten.  Instead, other reasons where blamed for all the damage. The storms were not more powerful; the trees were weaker and more vulnerable.  Life and nature is cyclical.  You need time to see these cycles play out to understand how things work.  Without the knowledge of the way things cycle over time, events can be labeled as the worst ever and used by fearmongers to advance an agenda. 

And now we A I to contend with in the manipulation of the masses.  It will likely be more powerful than money.
{#Meditate}
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Posted: Jun 22, 2024 - 12:01am

 Antigone wrote:

Well. Hello there, COVID. Again



“Did you miss me?”

I’ve managed to get it three (documented) plus one (probably) times so far. Never enjoyed it once.
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Posted: Jun 21, 2024 - 5:06pm

Not my thought, but I read it elsewhere:

The majority of the planet has no memories before 1997.

If true, I wonder no more, born 16 years after WWII.

And yet...

How could it be possible to allow those in power to monger one war after another genocide?

My hunch...

Money must be involved.
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Posted: Jun 20, 2024 - 6:37pm

 Antigone wrote:

Well. Hello there, COVID. Again



Do follow your doctor's orders. Dr. Elijah Craig
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Posted: Jun 20, 2024 - 6:05pm

 Antigone wrote:

Well. Hello there, COVID. Again



Feel better soon!
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Posted: Jun 20, 2024 - 4:54pm

 Antigone wrote:

Well. Hello there, COVID. Again




    Stay safe!
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