Into the Black

BTW, this is TV Turnoff Week… I'm not really doing my part, maybe some of you are doing better.

Turned off Links! Thanks Mike Martinez and Ant.
Stories: Police hunt killer chimps.
Science!: Girls Much Quicker than Boys at Timed Tasks.
A clever, green machine.
Media: Chinlone.com. Ancient sport of the rubber people.
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Re: What we really need is...
Apr 27, 2006, 01:28
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Re: What we really need is... Apr 27, 2006, 01:28
Apr 27, 2006, 01:28
 
How about we just boycott the 2 biggest oil companies--EXXON & MOBIL

Eh, Shell is still by far the largest. And also by far the most vicious bunch of evil bastards, but that's another story.

Creston


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TV Turnoff Week
Apr 26, 2006, 16:07
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TV Turnoff Week Apr 26, 2006, 16:07
Apr 26, 2006, 16:07
 Kxmode
 
Or rather Turned Off by TV Week.

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No subject
Apr 26, 2006, 15:26
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No subject Apr 26, 2006, 15:26
Apr 26, 2006, 15:26
 
dickhead of the day!?

OH NOOOOOOOO, SAAAAYYYYYY IT ISN'T SOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

LOL! punkass, you're so weak your cat can do you in. Hopefully it gets tired of you trying to shag it, and does just that.

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TV Turnoff week
Apr 26, 2006, 12:55
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TV Turnoff week Apr 26, 2006, 12:55
Apr 26, 2006, 12:55
 
Rats, it should have been last week. I haven't watched TV for the longest stretch in, ever, I think. At least two weeks I'd guess. I'm a big TV watcher too. Anybody care to hazard a guess why my perfectly good TV set has been off for so long?

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Re: What we really need is...
Apr 26, 2006, 09:25
Enahs
 
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Re: What we really need is... Apr 26, 2006, 09:25
Apr 26, 2006, 09:25
 Enahs
 
The only way things are going to get better is if the market forces them to.

Not true! Scientology teaches us that aliens will save us.

I think…I am not sure what they think….but it seemed like a good thing to say at the time.


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Re: What we really need is...
Apr 26, 2006, 09:19
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Re: What we really need is... Apr 26, 2006, 09:19
Apr 26, 2006, 09:19
 
Fair or not, the US is still responsible for 28% of the worlds carbon dioxide emissions

24% according to Wikipedia, but we're also responsible for 28% of the world's GDP (nominal), so it's not that insanely bad. It's still nowhere near as good as the EU (30% GDP, 15% emissions), and pretty much at the bottom of industrialized countries, but it isn't as horrible and evil as many people make it out to be.

Frankly, I wouldn't mind seeing gas prices go up to $5/gallon ($10+ in EU) in the near future. Yes, it would suck, but maybe it would finally make people realize that they need to change their driving habits, the kinds of cars they buy, and so forth. The only way things are going to get better is if the market forces them to.

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Re: What we really need is...
Apr 26, 2006, 09:15
Enahs
 
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Re: What we really need is... Apr 26, 2006, 09:15
Apr 26, 2006, 09:15
 Enahs
 
I bet there is a Chinlone fantasy site on the internet, where people do that but in the nude.
Gotta love the internet.


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Re: What we really need is...
Apr 26, 2006, 07:16
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Re: What we really need is... Apr 26, 2006, 07:16
Apr 26, 2006, 07:16
 
Uh, Exxon and Mobil merged a while back. They're ExxonMobil now.

Thank you Captain Clarification

Every time I hear of an animal attack on a human...

Reminds me of the George Carlin line, "I kinda like it when alot of people die..."




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Re: No subject
Apr 26, 2006, 07:02
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Apr 26, 2006, 07:02
 
congrats wakeup, you're the dickhead of the day!

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Apr 26, 2006, 06:45
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Apr 26, 2006, 06:45
 
Every time I hear of an animal attack on a human, especially one ended in death of said human, I am very pleased.

The more the merrier - especially North Americans, and people on vacation.

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Re: What we really need is...
Apr 26, 2006, 05:53
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Re: What we really need is... Apr 26, 2006, 05:53
Apr 26, 2006, 05:53
 
How about we just boycott the 2 biggest oil companies--EXXON & MOBIL...you can still get to work, and after a month or so those bastards are sure to lower theyre prices a bunch!

Uh, Exxon and Mobil merged a while back. They're ExxonMobil now.

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Re: What we really need is...
Apr 26, 2006, 05:53
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Re: What we really need is... Apr 26, 2006, 05:53
Apr 26, 2006, 05:53
 
There are also still a lot of people who depend on their cars for driving long distances in Sweden, especially there since much of the country is not very densely populated. Not really anything you could call a luxury, but rather a necessity, so stop using historical differences between the US and other parts of the world as a argument infavor of continued massive pollution. Just deal with the problem instead!

You're reading too much into what I said. I just stated the difference. I'm not for it, but that's the way it is and it needs to be taken into consideration. And I know there are people who need to drive in Europe, that's why I said 'generally'

And you are definitely right about people in America not being accustomed to the gas prices, evident by the cars they drive. I've never been to Europe, but I would bet money that there are less SUVs and more fuel-efficient cars on the road (like the Smart Car, curiously not street legal in the US but fine here in Canada).

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Re: What we really need is...
Apr 26, 2006, 05:22
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Re: What we really need is... Apr 26, 2006, 05:22
Apr 26, 2006, 05:22
 
How about we just boycott the 2 biggest oil companies--EXXON & MOBIL...you can still get to work, and after a month or so those bastards are sure to lower theyre prices a bunch!


"I will always cherish the initial misconceptions I had about you."
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Re: What we really need is...
Apr 26, 2006, 03:47
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Re: What we really need is... Apr 26, 2006, 03:47
Apr 26, 2006, 03:47
 
Comparing North American gas prices to European prices is not a fair comparison.
Fair or not, the US is still responsible for 28% of the worlds carbon dioxide emissions.

Also, the kinds of vehicles you find on the roads here in Riverside, CA clearly shows that people doesn't really care much about gas prices. The price is not much of an incentive for people to start pushing their politicians for some kind of change.

There are also still a lot of people who depend on their cars for driving long distances in Sweden, especially there since much of the country is not very densely populated. Not really anything you could call a luxury, but rather a necessity, so stop using historical differences between the US and other parts of the world as a argument infavor of continued massive pollution. Just deal with the problem instead!
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Re: TV Turnoff Week
Apr 26, 2006, 03:39
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Re: TV Turnoff Week Apr 26, 2006, 03:39
Apr 26, 2006, 03:39
 
I can't turn off the tv. If I did it may not come back on (that old)

I just turn it to a blank channel and mute it, when I don't want to watch

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Re: What we really need is...
Apr 26, 2006, 03:26
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Re: What we really need is... Apr 26, 2006, 03:26
Apr 26, 2006, 03:26
 
High prices? Are you joking? I hear in Sweden prices are over $6/gallon now. I say prices in the US need to be much higher so average Joe finally gets off his ass and starts telling politicians that he wants alternative fuel/transport.

Comparing North American gas prices to European prices is not a fair comparison. Most American cities are intentionally designed for cars, and mass transit was decimated in the early 20th century by oil and auto corporations. Europe largely escaped this, and as a result cars and gasoline are treated as luxury items and taxed accordingly.

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Re: TV Turnoff Week
Apr 26, 2006, 03:21
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Re: TV Turnoff Week Apr 26, 2006, 03:21
Apr 26, 2006, 03:21
 
I don't even watch TV anymore, since the Canucks didn't make the playoffs. *sigh*

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Re: What we really need is...
Apr 26, 2006, 03:08
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Re: What we really need is... Apr 26, 2006, 03:08
Apr 26, 2006, 03:08
 
Damn it if the Mexicans can rally the people for a May 1st protest (along with all the others that have pasted already) then we can rally against these high gas prices.
High prices? Are you joking? I hear in Sweden prices are over $6/gallon now. I say prices in the US need to be much higher so average Joe finally gets off his ass and starts telling politicians that he wants alternative fuel/transport.

TV Turnoff: so it's ok if I keep the TV going as long as it's just showing stuff from the HDD...? Whatever.
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That's it, I'm ditching my TV!
Apr 26, 2006, 02:22
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That's it, I'm ditching my TV! Apr 26, 2006, 02:22
Apr 26, 2006, 02:22
 
As soon as 24, Sopranos, Big Love, West Wing, Boston Legal, NCIS, The Unit, South Park, Daily Show, Colbert Report, and Robot Chicken are over.

-DSR <--Slave to MythTV's automatic commercial deletion

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Apr 26, 2006, 01:31
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No subject Apr 26, 2006, 01:31
Apr 26, 2006, 01:31
 
Seeing as I've been without cable tv for 2 1/2 years now, no sweat. But ask me to live without a computer for a week, break out the methadone.

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