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Planting trees as a means of carbon capture is snake oil, and I believe the likes of Google and Microsoft are too smart to fall for it, so that begs the question - what’s their true motive for doing this?

Money.

Appearing to be eco friendly reduces the chances of regulations that would make them have to change their terrible polluting practices. Any kind of carbon offsets are a distraction to reduce public or regulatory pressures that end up costing money.

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So the thing about trees is, there are right ways and wrong ways to plant them. It should be obvious that plantng a tree in a desert won't just lead to a forest, but the same is true to a lesser degree in most locations. It is necessary to choose the right locations that will have water available, and good soil, and some other conditions for the trees to thrive.

Companies doing it will most likely just dump a bunch of seeds or saplings in an area that won't support long term growth, claim the numbers, and then let the trees die off.

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One of the executives shouted "That's so Kraven!"

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Csst iron and stainless are really good for most things, and ceramic non-stick does a great job of filling the niche of a small and quick pan that doesn't use as much oil as stainless and doesn't need the heat retention of cast iron. Plus the ceramic surface holds up way better than other non-stick coatings.

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There's blood in my Urine of the Month subscription!

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Trump being worse deosn't mean we can't criticize Biden right now as the sitting president. I have been very supportive of the need to vote for Biden over Trump, but the Democrats need to stop doubling down on denying the atrocities in Gaza already.

Like they aren't even using nuance or anything at this point. Threateninng the ICC is absolutely ridiculous.

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But once trump is defeated we’ll all dogpile on.

So one of the other things that is very frustrating is always being told that we just need to wait until after the next election to criticize anything. Our election cycles never seem to end.

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Every time Bibi claims that the IDF is the most moral army in the world I roll my eyes.

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America's killing of civlians during the Iraq war was absolutely a horrible atrocity, but it wasn't genocide. Words have meaning.

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The comment chain started with:

Also USA killed this many civilians in Iraq per year, during the entire duration of the war.

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Comment chain started with this:

Also USA killed this many civilians in Iraq per year, during the entire duration of the war.

I was just staying on topic.

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Sorry, are you saying the Iraq war was a genocide?

The US absolutely commited genocide against Native Americans. How people and their cultures are deatroyed matters.

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The U.S. Supreme Court has greenlit Louisiana’s utilization of a congressional map featuring a second district where the majority of voters are Black.

"Wait, why are black people happy? I was just bringing back segregation!" - Thomas

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They discovered that, in the last glacial period, Earth experienced its highest CO2 increase: 14 parts per million in just 55 years. Not, our planet experiences that increase every five years.

I have been noticing silly typos all over the place in articles for the last few years, but have no memory of those being common in the past. I guess editors proofreading articles isn't really a thing anymore?

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Looks more like relying on spellcheck than AI.

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Their entire strategy is to obstruct and complain about how everything is broken. Actually solving anything would go against theor core identity

Majority of Americans wrongly believe US is in recession – and most blame Biden ( www.theguardian.com )

Nearly three in five Americans wrongly believe the US is in an economic recession, and the majority blame the Biden administration, according to a Harris poll conducted exclusively for the Guardian. The survey found persistent pessimism about the economy as election day draws closer....

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Yeah, when people's personal experience is the same as what happens in a recession, they will think we are in a recession.

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if the inflation formula had accounted for borrowing costs like they USED TO, the inflation numbers would match much more closely with public sentiment

It is a total mystery why they removed it!

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Cannon should be charged with obstruction.

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Double jeopardy is for the same crime, not more of the same crime. The charges for the additional documents found after the first round would be a separate charge. You know, like murdering two people is two separate charges.

My down vote is because saying additonal crimes would be double jeopardy is stupid enough that I assume the poster is a MAGA shill, but don't want to spend the time checking. You seemed curious and worth a reply.

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No, committing two murders doesn't mean one invalidates the other. Finding more documents warrants additional charges.

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The proposed evidence for their plausible deniability is being stupid enough to work for Trump.

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Yes, we ARE talking about a new and separate set of charges for the ADDITIONAL documents.

Can they just file a new set of charges and hope for a different Judge?

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I only down voted two of your posts before this one. Apparently other people also think your posts are terrible and don't add anything to the discussion.

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There goes the GOP majority, always pretending to be on the reich side of history.

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"Why did the monkey fall out of the tree?"

spoiler

"Because it was dead."

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I love the fact that now you can only see it with sonar.

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It is also a way to funnel money to Trump.

Giant Hail Is the Weather Threat Keeping Insurers Up at Night ( www.bloomberg.com )

As the climate has warmed, there’s been an increase in the ingredients that make up hail storms: more instability in the atmosphere and stronger updrafts. The altitude in the atmosphere where water freezes has also been rising because of the warmer weather. This means that small hailstones often melt before they hit the...

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Ghe point is that the automatic process tends to be very reliable and instantaneous while hand counts can be used as an auditing process. So machines that are easily auditable and have an inherent paper trail because thenvotes are on actual paper ballots are the best combination of steps for voting.

Auditable machines make ballot stuffing impossible.

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Hell, Trump whined that 2016 was rigged even though he won the electoral college.

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Ah yes, a single day's travel is the best way to figure out what kind of range someone needs.

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“repurpose” is a subset of “recycle”

Repurpose is reuse, just for a different use than originally intended.

Your point about reduce, reuse, recycle being enough is absolutely correct and all I ever hear about is the recycle part which is counterproductive when it is used to justify mass consumption and disposable products.

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Do you just avoid ever leaving your house just to feel self righteous?

Trump Demands Biden Take a Drug Test Before Debating and Claims the President Was ‘High as a Kite’ During the State of the Union ( www.mediaite.com )

“I just wanna debate this guy, but you know– and I’m gonna demand a drug test too, by the way,” Trump said as the audience cheered. “I am. No, I really am. I don’t want him coming in like the State of the Union. He was high as a kite.”

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Trump currently mumbles word salad at his rallies, because he doesn't need drugs to sound like his brain is failing.

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Wow, leaning really hard into both racism and misogyny at the same time! Southern pride!

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The logo everyone uses to check if something is recyclable is actually a three part reminder: Reduce > Reuse > Recycle.

https://midwest.social/pictrs/image/db9da364-0cdf-40f3-b6c2-11de7f570659.png

That is why some bubble packaging has the logo but a reminder to reuse, since it can't be recycled.

As a society we have skipped completely over the reduce and reuse because of the recycling myth. It isn't a myth that plastic can be recycled, but that it rarely if ever is because only limited types and in specific conditions are ever cost effective.

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This isn't inherently bad.

Some web pages are extraneous, fedundant, or only relevant for a limited period of time. A sign up page for a concert doesn't need to exist permanently. Consolidating a large website down to fewer pages that are accessible for everyone is a good thing.

Archiving services that retain web pages that deserve saving are how we should retain that history of the web, but the actual creators don't necessarily need to indefinitely maintain a web page that becomes obsolete.

Yes, a lot is lost that could have just continued to exist and archiving is good, but getting rid of clutter is not a bad thing.

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For sure, things that were not intended to be temporary or were replaced with a better version are sad to lose.

At least we still have https://penisland.net/

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“That’s beneath even you, Ms. Greene,” shot back the top Democrat on the panel, Rep. Jamie Raskin of Maryland.

"I can go even lower." - MTG

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I don't think easily disproven fiction counts as a documentary.

If there was a documentary about how he is a fraud, that could count.

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I was explaining why I down voted it.

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He is probably hiding in the dumpster behind the Four Seasons...lawn care service.

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