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Some time ago I wanted to banter at USA on topic being them a third-world country because water is more expensive than cola. I didn't find the pic and I still haven't :DDDDD, so I didn't post anything at all. Later, during the act of bowing to world imperialism making an order in one fast food chain, I noticed that water is more expensive there as well, what's more - usually everywhere simple water branded bottles are more expensive than cola at Pepsico or Coca-Cola Co. They make us drink sweetened water, they consciously make our bellies bigger so we would want to eat more and more.
Any initiative fire to stop this nonsense and force companies to make carbonated drinks more expensive than pure water because they'd never make pure water cheaper will be extinguished with piles of money, so I just came to outrage.
Thanks for attention.
No. 13144
Our municipal water supply is total pizdes. I had a private well growing up. That water was safe to drink and tasted good, certainly better than tap and bottled water. I drink a lot of seltzer now because the water is of such shit that even a Brita over the tap doesn't fix it.
No. 13148
I thought everyone in usa have water from wells.
No. 13153
Ok you think it's bad, compared to what? That means nothing without comparing it to the state of other countries. The US actually has a lower allowable lead content compared to the EU, 15 ppb vs 25 ppb. Where do you live now, have you actually looked up the levels of contaminants on a site like ewg.org or are you just being paranoid?

A lot of people in rural areas do because running water out hundreds of miles into the middle of nowhere isn't economically feasible, and we have several very large water tables. Obviously cities don't use well water.
No. 13155
You can literally taste it dude. Municipal tap by and large tastes absolutely horrendous. Although I've seen the water get discolored too before.

lol no
I have watched the land around me transform into creaturas. Best thing to do is go live somewhere with a private well and homeschool your kids and try to expose them as little as possible to the corrupting influence. I dont want this to be misinterpreted as a political statement though as the rightard version is even more horrendous than the left. Even the very message of Christ seems polluted in this land. It is like the American version of being russified and it is difficult to escape. I would say fast food especially industrial meat, public schools, and municipal tap are the leading causes of being American russified into a malevolent retarded fat slob that is barely above an animal or a chatbot subjected to perversions of nature.

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At what age did you realize that you have to have saved up 10 times your gross income until you are 65 in order to keep up your standard of living (Booze) in retirement?

Me, 27, 5 minutes ago.
No. 13055
You get most of your food from the third world anyway. Good luck with that. There are few things more repulsive than the "fuck everyone else I got mine" mentality.
No. 13057
>You get most of your food from the third world anyway

Not true.
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Not entirely, primarily due to large bloated agricultural sectors maintained by the US that are nearly entirely subsidized by the US federal government. Also the relatively new large Brazillian investment into making the hinterland of their country into an agriculture powerhouse.

In all honesty, the European food market would be flooded with Ukrainian food were it for highly protectionist EU trade policy on food.

The idea that European countries would starve themselves out without the third world nations is false though, the opposite however,is fairly true.

>When looking at specific food groups, the EU exported over €14 billion of cereals such as wheat, spelt, barley and oats in 2016, accounting for almost one fifth of the total extra-EU food exports (17%) in value. The next largest group was made up of vegetables and fruit (€12 billion, 14%), meat (€11 billion, 13%) as well as dairy products and eggs (€10 billion, 12%).

>The EU Member States imported mainly fruit and vegetables (almost €30 billion, or 30% of total extra-EU food imports), fish (€24 billion, 24%) and coffee, tea, cocoa and spices (€19 billion, 19%) from third countries.

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No. 13063
Like I said, imports from the third world)))

I think historical context is relevant too in terms of looking at Europe wide food concerns. Maybe Europe wouldn't starve but basics like certain fruits, nuts, vegetables etc would be more unavailable. A large amount of third world as in South America and Africa are doing things like cattle ranching and timber clear cutting. I think that it would be possible for them to adapt considering how much of their economies rely on export of often non-locally essential products. The main thing is how climate change impacts the European climate. If the gulf stream collapses for instance you guys are pretty much fucked agirculturally and for heating/energy concerns. Europe in particular is unusually vulnerable to this kind of thing, which has also been fucked by volcanoes http://science.sciencemag.org/content/362/6416/733.full

See the thing is most bydlo dont seem to understand that "climate change" does not mean everybody universally gets warmer summers and that's it. A more appropriate description is "climate disruption". Some places will be wetter. Others hit by draught and wildfire. My relatives farm for example has been totally fucked because the entire summer was wet and rainy. So we won't be having like 90% of the fresh stuff we usually have at Thanksgiving because of that. You are only looking at projections in current paradigms. Given sufficient climate and economic disruption the situation can change very quickly.

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A child should be recognized as a human being when he is born – and then, too, I have some reservations.

If a child is born blind or crippled, if a child is born deaf, dumb, and we cannot do anything … Just because life should not be destroyed, this child will have to suffer – because of your stupid idea – for seventy years, eighty years. Why create unnecessary suffering? If the parents are willing, the child should be put to eternal sleep. And there is no problem in it. Only the body goes back into its basic elements; the soul will fly into another womb. Nothing is destroyed.

If you really love the child, you will not want him to live a seventy-year-long life in misery, suffering, sickness, old age. So even if a child is born, if he is not medically capable of enjoying life fully with all the senses, healthy, then it is better that he goes to eternal sleep and is born somewhere else with a better body.

We can fill the whole earth with geniuses, talented people, healthy people.

I suggest to create worldwide lobbies to help to understand genetic programs. Man has reached to the moon but he has not made much effort to understand genetic programs. The reasons are simple, because all the vested interests, all the religions are threatened; they know that once the program of the genes is understood, the old cannot exist any longer.

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No. 13010
Many of the things he was adressing are kind of obvious, amd were adressed by many others in different contexts. What makes him standing out is probably transforming these "teachings" and sermons into a very lucrative business based on exploiting masses of gullible western middle class followers.
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Btw anyone watched the related "Wild Wild Country" documentary?
I found it very entertaining, almost hilarious infact
No. 13049
Eugenics should be practised and it should be done with those purposes in mind; it is a great disservice to the world that we have not practised it systematically for such a long time. Like mr. non-guru said
>Criminals can be avoided – politicians can be avoided, priests can be avoided, murderers can be avoided, rapists can be avoided, violent people can be avoided. Or if they have some special quality in them, their genetic program can be changed. Their violence can be taken out, rather than teaching people not to be violent, not to be thieves, not to be criminals.

As we now know, psychopathy prone people are inherently like that and can never be cured
No. 13054
The problem is psychopaths are the most likely to champion eugenics. They are the least likely to ever be impacted by it. In reality all you're going to do is wipe out the artists and intelligentsia while dumb bydlo and their psychopathic overseers run rampant. See also: Soviet Union, Nazi Germany.

The best thing to do isnt try to sterilize all the dumb people--wonderful though it may seem--but provide things like massive tax incentives to intelligent people. Likewise with things like empathy but the problem is how do you even select for or screen these traits? I dont think the world is necessarily improved by filling it with higher IQ psychopaths or clinically retarded nice people, and moreover as anyone with the vaguest clue about genetics realizes you're not just editing out one single gene for one single trait. The Russian foxes should have told you better what happens when you try that.

I mean for example you could heavily tax the shit out of dumb people and criminals--ANY criminal including white collar although in their case probably include some kind of asset forfeiture--for each kid they have above one or two at an escalating gradient. Meanwhile people who do things like volunteer at homeless and animal shelters or have Masters+ degrees or whatever means of checking intelligence and decency give them steep tax credits. That's just one example. Hell even have the State flat out pay for smarter and kinder people to have kids.

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Which of the following careers will be automated in the shortest amount of time? Which has the lowest risk of automation?

Dogtor (medicine)
Dogtor (surgery)
Dogtor (researcher)
No. 13009
People need jobs to make money and feel useful. Also, not everyone has the right aptitudes to be an AI researcher.
No. 13013
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>I can't even fathom why the fuck anybody would need to put their baby's diaper changes hooked up to the internet
Such is life without God.
No. 13015
>why so negative, though?
My feelings in >>12952 were intended to be more apprehensive than negative. Pairing AI with portable monitoring devices can eliminate a lot of avoidable office visits, and that's a good thing. But also, giving up control of  sensitive personal information can create the potential for abuse by employers and governments.
Here is an amusing story of how using a simple medical device like a Fitbit can reveal a lot more information than you want to. Soldiers jogging were broadcasting the location of military bases.
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I didn't except the wall to have the same color as EC.
>giving up control of sensitive personal information can create the potential for abuse by employers and governments.
Potential? Advertisment agencies already do that.
I'd say, there is a chrestomatic history, when Google served ads for pregnants to a girl which didn't think to be pregnant of herself, but later it became known that the girl was really pregnant.
There must be a culturogical research what's tyranny under Catholic, Orthodoxal, Protestantic Christian, Muslim, Confucian, Buddhism, Hinduism and Judaism moral.

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We had a thread on old EC and there were a handful of people trying to lose weight this summer.

Have you made any more progress? Anyone starting to try who wasn't back then?

What are your methods and routines? What is your diet like?

I really wish that German vegetarian poster from KC that yelled at people for avoiding carbs was here. That was always really fun.

Personally, I think my goal of 19 bmi was a bad idea. I don't think there's much health benefit of being that compared to 21 or 22. I weigh what I did at 13 years old now. I'm really happy about that but while it looks good for my stomach it looks worse in other places. I'm probably going to stop here.

I'm most interested in the Finn who had a goal he wanted to reach by July.
No. 9217
His face is the problem. He looks like the spitting image of someone I know with aspbergers too. IMO he'd look better growing his hair out into something or maybe having a kind of a beard. Removing more hair just emphasizes his small head even more where it looks like someone ripped the head off a Ken doll and replaced it with a smaller GI Joe head then taped a cutout photograph of the local Burger King middle management.
No. 9221
Even if he grew a pony tail and stopped brushing his teeth, he'd still look better than 90% of men.
No. 9589
So I did some running on friday and my leg muscles are still sore from it, especially the process of kneeling down is quite a bit painful. I'm not very fit so I decided to do some sports and it has even been fun on friday. Last time I tried running was about 2 months ago, back then I ran way too much and too long so I got muscle soreness for about a week (I've read that running with sore muscles can lead to worse injuries) and dropped out.
Now this was my second try and it seems like history repeats itself once again. I didn't even overdo it this time, I was just running for about 13 minutes. Maybe it was too fast but it felt alright, it's not like I was sprinting or anything. This shit makes me angry, how am I even supposed to get fit when my hands are bound because of my bodies' reactions?
No. 12936
Originally written for the today thread but as the post's topic shifted I thought it would fit better in here.

Last day of drugging myself, right now it's pretty cozy and I'm feeling good. Mainly spend the day in my bed reading and now I just came back from the main station where I went to buy some food as everything else is closed.
Bought a belegtes Brötchen, the german aequivalent to a sandwich or burger which I'd prefer over any of those amy day (the only downside is that it's without remoulade and I'm a remoulade fanatic, but they wanted to charge me 50cts to put some on it so I'll just use the light mayonnaise I've got at home, which btw is great) and a vanilla donut from McCafe, looking forward to eat those later.
Lately in general I've started to eat sweet pasteries or some chocolate bar once a day, before I started losing weight I never did that because I've always thought I'd eat way too much anyways. Feels like I'm finally starting to eat in healthy and regular ways. (well, not healthy in terms of what I eat but how consciously and how much I eat) My diet btw was never too hard, usually just ate around 500 kcal less than I need and it worked really well over the course of the year, slowly but steadily.
Never in my life I have known what it feels like to have an ideal weight, so this is what I'm going for now. Yet I can't even imagine myself not being overweight, which I always have been.
How is your diet going, Ernst?

Hide No. 12865 Systemkontra [Reply]
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what is your opinion
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I was going to say something about imageboards but realized how much that proves your point. I think "subcultures" is largely a teen thing anyway.
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So there is still a russian provider operating NMT 450 mobile networks which is a pre-SIM/GSM-technology and enables free phoning a lot.

How many people are using those things, why are they using it (come on, Russia is not bumfuck nowhere in Africa) and are there any more obscure retro technologies out there?
No. 10265
Indonesia still uses 4:3 576i broadcast standard. This leads to some interesting situations where broadcasting for internet is often HD, while TV is still SD.
No. 10279
Yawn, NEETs who believe in conspiracies and justify their personal failure to be an adult is psyops in itself, well done fitting the bill nicely. Nobody needs to spend resources to sway you away from your current trajectory, you're an enemy onto yourself.

LOL @ Finland and Estonia thinking they are more advanced and the next silicon valley because they installed forest-wide cellphone coverage grids. Chile did the same thing, now you can get reception in the desert where no life can survive, doesn't mean they're 1st world. In fact they gave everyone free wifi but took away free water. Finland got free somalis.
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>In Russia Uralwestcom shut down their NMT network on 1 September 2006 and Sibirtelecom on 10 January 2008. Skylink, subsidiary company of TELE2 Russia operates NMT-450 network as of 2016 in Arkhangelsk Oblast and Perm Krai.[3][4] These networks are used in sparsely populated areas with long distance. License for the provision of services is valid until 2021.
>Arkhangelsk Oblast
An ice fisherman in the arctic circle needs the newest antennas requiring a smartphone that he can't use in thick gloves and would get water damaged from icicles in minutes.

This is what progressives believe.
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This is actually a good explanation to why this is still used.

On another note, pic related, an Ericsson t28z, a very slim phone released in 1998 and I think it was the first phone that had voice dialing already in 1998. Remember when apple bragged about it somewhere in the mid 00's ?

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So, today I decided to try meditation again, for the first time in years. It has usually never worked for me but decided to give it a try since my mental state was in disarray after quitting meds.

I listened to a guided mindfulness audio file. Putting all of the mental experiences inside of your sphere of awareness, and simply observing them, something I had already learned to do on my previous tries. But this time, when the session ended, I did something different. Instead of "ending the session", I opened my eyes, and stood up, trying to remain in that state of awareness as I went about my day. And something clicked finally.

I walked around my house feeling not that I am inside the house, but that the house is inside my awareness. There was a half sphere of visual data around me, and an infinite darkness of non visual sensations, such as my body, sounds, and also thoughts. I was observing them all, from the outside, as they emerged and disappeared. I could guide my attention towards any of those sensations, inside this dimension of experience that I was now soaring above of.

Then I wondered, could I do some unpleasant chore, while still being in that state of awareness? And indeed, I could. Reality was now just a window on the wall of my consciousness, that I could look into, or look away from if I didn't want the experience. If before, experience (be it suffering, joy, boredom, impatience, or any other feeling) was like being on the street: within the state of experience, and unable to escape, now it was like looking at the street from the inside: simply observing the experience, whatever it may be, impartially and unperturbed.

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With the bodily perception thing, I find that clenching and unclenching my hand in front of my face tends to lead to an element of depersonalisation for me. Might be helpful for you to focus on the articulation of the meat puppet without actively controlling it yourself. Adds to that layer of perceiving the body by having the perceived body do something almost unbidden.
t. unenlightened neckbeard
No. 12813
You are just cultivating mental illness, dissociation and depersonalization.
And that is easier to do for people who have a history of drug abuse, which chemically prepares the path to mental disorder.
No. 12814
I have been saying for long that I do not care about notions of sanity, selfness, preserving my health or identity or whatever. Those things, and "staying yourself" are quite worthless when what you are is not what you need to be. So if I need to cultivate a mental illness in order to shape my brain into something that fits my ambitions, then great.

I am not a selfish person, what happens to the self doesn't matter, what matters is achieving what you deem important.
No. 12870
Please, feel slapped across the face without explanation.

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Why is it that, no matter the country, members of the jewish religion/race almost always find themselves at the top/near the top of positions of immense power. It isn't even exclusive to government roles or roles in the private sector - it happens in both! Russia is perhaps the clearest example as so many of the oligarchs are j*was. Now I ain't making value judgements here, but just asking who benefits and why is it so!
No. 12819
>be prosecuted throughout history by literally almost everyone
>gotta be creative and clever to survive (very human reaction to threat in general)
>can't trust nobody but my 'own people
>cooperation preferably among people you trust/like

This accumulated of centuries especially in Europe. I am absolutely not surprised Jews are at the top of the world now. And I think they deserve it. Even though most Jews I meet today don't care too much about Judaism, they do still have a very Jewish identity and self-perception and feel very connected to each othee/their 'people' and thus, would support each other.
No. 12831
It's because of the IQ gap
No. 12837
Strong culture of family ties and being good to each other. This works with any middle eastern nation. Middle eastern trade traditions play a big role in this too.
No. 12924
Culture of ambition and knowing how things work.
Culture of solidarity and support among their own kin.

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Ich bin Student und studiere Völkerecht. Können Sie mir bitte mit der Hausaufgabe helfen?
Ich habe 2 Fragen, auf denen ich mit 5 Sätze antworten muss.
  1. Woran es liegt, dass die CSU in den letzten Wahlen in Bayern 10 Prozentpunkten verloren hat?
  2. Warum sind die Grünen in konservativen Bayern beliebt wie nie zuvor?
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>Woran es liegt, dass die CSU in den letzten Wahlen in Bayern 10 Prozentpunkten verloren hat?
Unionskrach/Seehofers Streit mit Merkel, Seehofer protegierte Maaßen, Söders Eskapaden z.B. mit den Kreuzen.
CSU-Rechtsaußen wanderten zur AfD (+10%).

>Warum sind die Grünen in konservativen Bayern beliebt wie nie zuvor?
Die Grünen sind eine Partei bürgerlicher und konservativer bzw. neoliberaler Besserverdiener, aber nicht so rechtsautoritär wie Seehofer und Söder. Der Zugewinn, den sie verzeichnen können, sind liberale Merkelfans, die nix mit AfD-Positionen anfangen können. Gilt auch für BaWü und Hessen. Der Aufschwung der Grünen wird sich fortsetzen und möglicherweise noch verstärken, wenn Merz und nicht Merkels Favoritin AKK das Rennen in der Union macht.