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Old 10-22-2018, 11:04 PM   #3404 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by redpoint5 View Post
...and I thought it was because tropical coastal places are so pleasant that people were content to eat coconuts and bananas. It's the cold climates we have to struggle to survive. Then we need something to occupy our attention while the sun is hiding, and the environment forbidding.
There is that, actually.

Colder climes with a set growing season means that you have a flurry of agricultural productivity for one season, and then a harsh winter in which people are stuck indoors doing nothing but drinking and inventing sewing machines and atom bombs.

Tropical places have longer growing seasons, but unpredictable weather means more famines, more disasters

Originally Posted by oil pan 4 View Post
Why I love print.

Once it's out there it's rather difficult to delete.
That's not a scientific paper. It's a paperback. Not peer reviewed. Not verified.

If we're going by published books, may I refer you to my favorite crackpot, Velikovsky? Worlds in Collision is always good for a laugh.

Originally Posted by oil pan 4 View Post
That's fix the UN has come up with.
Tax the US, put it in a UN black hole fund with no accountability.
But ignore china.
Nobody's ignoring China.

Actually, China is funneling more and more money into the UN as the US pulls back.

Money that goes to the UN is influence. The more money you put in, the more influence you have on policy.

When you pull out money because policy doesn't go your way... that won't make policy go your way...

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