Tipping over

Discussion in 'Earth Science' started by Vkothii, Jun 21, 2008.

  1. Enmos Staff Member

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    No particular reason. My guess was about right.
    It gives me more perspective about who I'm dealing with

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  3. iceaura Valued Senior Member

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    And the examples I picked were a couple of comparably sized hurricanes hitting comparably sized and populated areas in the same geographical region at about the same time.

    So ? The point is, wealth and resource is only one measure of preparedness, and not necessarily the critical one.

    The top-heavy economy of the US will not be made more capable by increasing its size, nor will the increasingly authoritarian and simultaneously increasingly less competent US government be made more capable by neglect of its proper functions.

    btw: among your list of great floods, note the presence not only of hurricanes but of deliberate decisions by capitalist backed, wealth accumulating governments: US backed Chiang Kai-Shek's blowing of the Chinese levee system. IIRC that great drowning was never credited to the Western side of things, and the subsequent famine was credited to Mao entirely. And the whole thing, of course, was presented as an example of the evils of third world poverty, by you.
     
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  5. Vkothii Banned Banned

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    So it's like, we need to somehow learn from, or learn how to deal with our ability to exploit things, then move on and exploit something else. That is, we need to overcome our instinctive nature to exploit resources, like all animals do, because we are now capable of exploiting far too much of it.

    Other animals who aren't as intelligent or adaptive as we are can't move on, they're constrained in numbers by the niches they occupy - a key part of our evolutionary heritage that we have overcome, I'd say.
    Now for the other bit.
     
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  7. Hippikos Registered Member

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    Of course your friend Mao did a much better job of protecting the Chinese people...

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  8. iceaura Valued Senior Member

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    Better than deliberately creating one of the all time greatest flood disasters in world history, with subsequent famines etc?

    To add to the other atrocities and horrors of the pre-Mao regimes, which had effects also credited to Mao afterwards, in the historical revisions ?

    The fact that Mao's regime can be compared with such governance, and the comparison be of a kind, is proof that Mao's regime was a monstrous one.

    Just remember to give credit where credit is due, compare apples to apples etc, when evaluating the benefits of corporate colonial capitalistic governance on disaster response.
     
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  9. Enmos Staff Member

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    I'm not sure what you're getting at here..
    Please explain ?
     

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