Contemporary confederacies of dunces now coalesce around very stable genius it seems..
Yes, when you have the 2000+ common use Chinese characters, hiragana and katakana syllibaries, and subject/object /verb ordering and conjugation down, and you are comfortable with the multiple on/kun readings of the above Chinese characters in Japanese you’re all set – to actually begin to understand the real differences in cultures :-)
Wait till he finds out that his orange Rapunzel has ‘hair-piece’..
Not only would tree planting be only a small part of addressing only one of the the major problems our rapacious consumption has visited upon our only home, but any combination of efforts that we finally decide on will have to contend with the massive (and accelerating) momentum of the damage we have done – and continue to do even now..
Aww.. be nice now – Danny’s ‘standards’ are no worse than the rest of Mikey’s many sock puppets ;)
To put OldCoal’s tree requirements in perspective, 78,000 square miles is larger than the entire state of Nebraska..
Just the effort to accomplish that would make for one of the major public works projects in human history. Obviously it would need to be a project shared among the states – and ideally among the nations of the world..
VaTech offers some insight into how marginal farmland can be profitably put into forestry – but this requires local knowledge in each climate :
Needless to say that expansion of forestry stocks on this scale requires careful management over several decades as well as market coordination to maintain stability – things that require a whole lot of governmental and international policies..
You know – actual government work by the forestry departments of the universities in every state and country who we can get to cooperate with us, all working together – exactly as they have done, right up until the freak show began January 21st 2017..
Bit more than just scribbling “plant more trees” on a chalkboard. Probably a lot more complex than the faux science Ramirez scrawled on the rest of his comic.. Of course real problem solving is something he and his Cheeto savior always run away from..
Isn’t it interesting how his astroturf accounts so often compliment his imagined witty use of Monty Python references?
Looking at the descent of the comics themselves, it seems the dementia has progressed to the point where the astroturf accounts are no longer any attempt at influence but now are fully internalized and offer a last bit of imaginary refuge from the actual tenor of the actual accounts commenting here.. (which would explain the vehement, almost rabid defense of them ;)
Wait – maybe this whole thing is actually an online project where a conservative crank attempts art therapy while the virtual voices in his head tell the rest of the world to get off his virtual lawn.. An ode to the southern suburbanites struggles to survive in the globalized modern world, showing the rest of us just how pathetically passed by Trumpistan really is.. How sublime!
Yep – you win your imagined internet today! Brilliant work bravely exposing the extent of the psychosis in the conservative comic community – as always!!
Did I say brevity? Of course I meant levity.. Too many G&Ts ;)
Fly fishing tomorrow so excuse my brevity :)
It is a disgusting social disease and symptomatic of a bankrupt morality. This clear to the residents of New Zealand, Australia, Japan.. Any developed and civilized nation really. Only the most backward Americans think owning such hideous devices makes sense outside of a war zone. Try living abroad and learning something sometime.. Oh, right.. Trump, God, guns.. That ship has sailed already, hasn’t it?
The Constitution is a living document – or America is a dead culture.
Let’s be clear about this – the Federalist Society and the evangelist churches and suchlike have tipped their hand in collectively browning their noses in the Trumpian cleft..
Selling their souls to the devil to roll back women’s rights, flood the political process with corporate cash, and American streets with military grade weapons for the mentally and socially deficient to worship as metallic phallic replicas may well secure the God and guns illiterate and keep corporate donations flowing for a time, but demographic changes will catch up..
And by then a lot of those who are at ease living in actual civilized countries will have taken their companies elsewhere..
Enjoy your weekend :)
If Trumpface von Clownstick does win 2020 the sensible thing to do will be to begin a new life in New Zealand.. However I am realizing that I will likely end up doing the sentimental thing (for me) and getting another long term Japanese visa.. Hope I don’t end up on the wrong end of a Nork missile…..
…which is why I cited Cornell Law
“In 1939 the U.S. Supreme Court considered the matter in United States v. Miller. 307 U.S. 174. The Court adopted a collective rights approach in this case, determining that Congress could regulate a sawed-off shotgun that had moved in interstate commerce under the National Firearms Act of 1934 because the evidence did not suggest that the shotgun “has some reasonable relationship to the preservation or efficiency of a well regulated milita . . . .” The Court then explained that the Framers included the Second Amendment to ensure the effectiveness of the military."
By this 1939 determination, Congress is well within its authority to regulate weapons that do not have “some reasonable relationship to the preservation or efficiency of a well regulated milita”.
Helps if you actually bother to read what I wrote there..
My Wikipedia citations are for thr tragedies caused by assault rifles which are justification enough for congressional action – and despite Scalia’s NRA crack pipe interpretation of the Second Amendment – such congressional action will be the only way we can bring this social disease of individual ownership of wannabe military weaponry – weapons which serve no purpose whatsoever for the well regulated militias the Founders intended – and NO possible home defence purpose and only serve the NRA and gun manufacturers – to an end