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112 No. 112 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
How do you feel about the concept of global overpopulation?
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>> No. 115 [Edit]
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I'm not sure.
Definitely not everybody can live as we do-there simply aren't enough resources to sustain that. To me the question is not whether or not we will be globally overpopulated, it's whether or not we are bothered by the gross inequality in resource allocation and standard of living.
I personally couldn't give a damn (not being edgy I just genuinely do not care).

A problem I care more about is overcrowding in cities, mainly because it affects me directly. Having many people in one place is great up to a point, and after that it just gets worse the more people you cram into towers and tiny apartments. Traffic, noise, litter and pollution all get worse with more people. It's not like there isn't room for us all on the earth, but then again why would you settle in the middle of nowhere. I have no solution to this problem.
I'm not sure what my point is here
>> No. 121 [Edit]
It's a problem but the only countries that care are developed ones. Africa, south asia, etc just don't give a shit.

Slow, gradual depopulation is a good thing. Having that in developed nations while we send aid to subsidize others having children isn't. Especially because of the boomers and genx. They love the idea of throwing borders open because they've fucked their own futures by buying into pyramid schemes instead of finding methods to actually save money for old age. And beating on the young to take out their anger about their now bleak prospects. History won't be kind to them.

Pull back some of the food, medical, security aid from these perpetually poor countries and see how long they keep adding to the problem. They'll either suffer population collapses or also enter a slow decline.

Sustainability is a massive problem. I can't wait for this current way of life to come tumbling down. Maybe then children won't be seen as a fashion accessory and people will actually give a shit about the earth. Maybe they'll give a shit about their nation then. But without some form of crisis, a real crisis, fat chance of that happening on a society-wide level.
>> No. 122 [Edit]
Africa and South Asia aren't countries.
>> No. 123 [Edit]
"developed nations" isn't a nation either, it refers to a set of nations. My point still stands.

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105 No. 105 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
What are your thoughts on genetically modified organism?
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>> No. 116 [Edit]
I hope they release new fruits and vegetables soon. It would be cool if they released the developer kit too so you could invent your own. And I think randomly mutating seeds is a bad idea but other methods of genetic modification seem okay. I also think there are some really unethical practices involved but that's a different thing that's more related to just the companies I guess.
>> No. 117 [Edit]
Also, are posts from hidden boards now showing up on the front page?
>> No. 118 [Edit]
So people like to cite those foods being bad for you in the long run, but I think it's sadly a necessarily evil. Buying organic in most cities is cost-prohibitive unless you are lucky enough to live with your parents, are in a good economical situation, or have some amazing deals with your local markets / marketplaces. For example, I could buy a sack of potatoes to make puree, or I could just buy those powdered ones that cost €0.20 the packet.
How can a country be a "cuckold"? It's unable to engage in a romantic relationship.
>> No. 120 [Edit]
I'm not sure about the science of it since it's one of those things that's going to have fudged science on all sides of the issue. So you can't really go off the "facts" since you're just picking facts that already support your kneejerk reaction.

As an idea though? I don't really like them. Every time mankind invents something it seems to result in a great deal of short-term happiness at the cost of long term misery. It's been that way since the industrial revolution. I don't see why GMO's would be any different. They can claim they're safe but how can we know really? Companies are out to make money and if people feel a bit too stressed economically the government will try and kick the ball down the street for the next generation. Borrow from the future so the present won't revolt.

And like >>114 said, we haven't seen any long term studies. They haven't been around long enough, so claiming to know is a bit of a folly.

It depends on what sort of thing you're buying. If you're going for 100% organic, no pesticides, 100% fresh. Then yeah, it's going to cost tons. If you just pick up say, a bag of frozen broccoli it's usually pretty fair.

Unfortunately you don't know if it's GMO or not since requiring a label on GMO products is some sort of great profit killing evil. If they're so great, so safe, why do these companies shirk back at the thought?

You can also get your food cost really low if you're willing to eat tons of dry foods. Like rice/beans/oats.

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35 No. 35 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
How do you feel about females being on TC? Do you think their presence here negatively affects the post quality and atmosphere?

This is a legitimate question and in no way meant to disrespect Tohno nor the person he was discussing things with in the locked thread. I'm genuinely curious about how other users feel about this. I stopped browsing TC about two years ago, and looking back on it, the increase in female users was a large reason for it.

I agree with Tohno in that implementing a "men only" rule would be impractical, though I disagree in the oft-expressed sentiment that [3D] females can be the same as us or hold the same views as us. Even if they don't blatantly advertise their gender, the way all females conduct themselves is very similar. Their behavior in the past has oft been disruptive and somewhat stereotypical despite their apparent interest in similar hobbies. I'm not saying that they're better nor worse than us per se, but simply different- biologically, physiologically, and psychologically different- in a way that is very much not compatible with the general views and lifestyles that most of us hold here, regardless of their individual quirks as people.

But on that note, sometimes I wonder if I'm generalizing when I say "most of us", which is why I made this thread to ask. Are there still others here that would rather female users were kept to a minimum? I placed this thread in /tat/ instead of /fb/ because I'm not calling for any sort of changes, and I don't want to start a shitstorm on a visible board if it comes down to that.
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>> No. 67 [Edit]
It's a debate board dude, that's kinda the point.
>> No. 69 [Edit]
You don't see the point in it, yet you're still here, fighting against muh soggy knees.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but this debate board is not immune to the global rules, one of which is:
>Do not complain about the community's opinion on certain groups of people (ie: normalfags, females)

It's one thing to say "I don't mind if females are here". It's another to incessantly whine that Tohno-chan is "misogynistic", and bitch about people not wanting females here even when evidence and off-site citations have been provided to back up a perfectly legitimate reason for it. The argument against it is what, that misogynists are quote "bad people"? That it's supposedly morally and emotionally incorrect to not want females here? Keep that shit out of here.
>> No. 71 [Edit]
No, I've read that. Thanks for asking though.
>> No. 84 [Edit]
Thanks for the citations. They were interesting reads.

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74 No. 74 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Prove me wrong.
>> No. 75 [Edit]
The fact alone you think you're better than anyone else is enough to prove that.
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Everyone is better than me.
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I'm just putting the idea out there, I don't necessarily believe it.

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What are your thoughts on men's rights?
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>> No. 16 [Edit]
It's something we inevitably have no control over as random 'nobodies', so I try not to fret about it.

Yes, women have easier lives in western culture (especially if you're introverted or a NEET). Yes, it's irritating to watch them dismiss mountains of rock-solid contrary evidence and statistics as "misogyny" or "mansplaining" in favor of promoting their own fallacious and frankly warped worldview in which they're eternal victims and men are eternal perpetrators. And it's definitely irritating to see their buzzwords being regurgitated all over every corner of the internet even when nobody even brought up gender politics (good luck finding video game articles or reviews that don't have feminist quips or commentary attached). But at the end of the day, there's not much we can do about it but try and avoid it.

Why, are there still histrionic 'femanons' on IRC? I haven't bothered to check for years.
>> No. 18 [Edit]
For as much as feminists bitch and moan against Capitalism and the right wing, they certainly are the most efficient tool the establishment has for distracting the public from the real oppression: class and income based.

Maybe it's because their "leaders" are from privileged upper class high income families, but want to take advantage of low-information 'oppressed' people.

Just look at Jonathan McIntosh and his dad's Puerto Rican private island with a yacht with "spotty wifi", his puppet Anita Sarkeesian who already was privileged enough to get shat through uni with a bogus major and gets $20,000 every time she trips and skins her knee and blames it on "teh ebil menzzz", Brianna Wu, whose dad paid her college debts and gave her an extra $200,000 to make her shitty game (which her husband basically did all the harder work, she just used her 7th grade doodles she made in tech ed as character designs) and even then she still gets thousands from a Kickstarter for the same game, and over $10,000 per month for sitting on her ass.
>> No. 20 [Edit]
>only violent and ruthless like some women like to portray us

Is anyone here violent and ruthless in their daily life?

I mean, I hear this argument from both sides, but by default the sum of my masculinity is just a passive stoicism. The last time someone gave me a black eye, I just kind of looked at them with a questioning look and shrugged.
>> No. 21 [Edit]
I think that was the point. Men aren't the savages that women have a tendency to portray them as. Quite the opposite, actually- they've been shown to have greater control of their emotions and inhibitions compared to their female peers. Males' comparatively greater ability to remain calm under pressure is an often cited (but not "socially acceptable") reason behind the discrepancy of "leader roles" between the two sexes.

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1 No. 1 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
What an agreeable board. No arguments here.
>> No. 15 [Edit]
They say that life is tit for tat
And thats the way I live.
So I deserve a lot of tat
For what I've got to give.

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