Controlling the Weather

Controlling the Weather

Placing The Context Of Weather Modification/Controlling Natural Phenomenon Via Technological Means, In Order To Dispute Conspiracy Claims Of Nefarious Purposes.

With climate denial breaking individuals' rationality and sense of grasping the world as it exists; many have chosen to scapegoat the intensity of recent storms to phenomenon of human controlled weaponization of the weather. This also at times gets branded as Geo-engineering, a phenomenon of engineering geological/ecological systems on a large scale. Things such as cloud seeding and artificial cloud generation are some examples of projects in this area of thinking. However, conspiracy minded individuals tried to portray all natural phenomenon as weaponized weather such as hurricanes, earthquakes,etc. Setting aside the truthfulness of potential conspiracies, for which this writer and most (if not all) readers will never have a means of 100% proof and validation of said conspiracy; we should recognize the underlying factor in these claims of weather warfare. What many don't consider when researching this topic area is the nature of this weather manipulation. While some view it as nefarious groups conspiring to inflict harm on the human population; one could also consider it an inevitable development of technologically evolving species.

As technological civilizations grow in complexity, according to the Kardashev scale, they gain the technological capacity to "control weather" (i.e. Artificial replication, manipulating existing systems, etc). As human civilization slowly approaches the Type One stature on the Kardeshev scale, we will gain more and more capabilities on Earth; just as we will soon expand extraterrestrially and manipulate on large scale the orbits of asteroids, harness solar energy, and other large scale re-orientation of cosmic systems and structures. While many fear this and/or gain egotistical arrogance of anthropocentrism over this conception of human future; it should be remembered in a humbling sense to reflect upon the old literature of mythology and note how the anthropomorphic expressions of the gods and goddess of the past misused and abused their powers, both polytheistic and monotheistic deities. We as a species have the capability of gaining not just knowledge, but wisdom from viewing ourselves in context of divine potential as a collective and as individuals.

This fear of weaponizing the weather, however, offers a prime example of why radical change is needed for the institutions of our civilization to deal with these sorts of technologies. It is no different than anticipating artificial intelligence or technological human augmentation and the dangers that these ideas pose. But even in the face of the ignorant and shortsighted behavioral choices humanity has made in the past, it does not inherently imply repetition; no matter how many times repetition has occurred in the past. It is always a matter of choice in the here and now for humanity to act different. If we were to become a wise species, we would recognize that we are still extremely young. Typical mammalian species live 1-3million years; and we Homo sapiens are only roughly 200,000 years old.

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I Am The Patriotic Opposite Of A Feminist And I'm Proud Of It

Fiercely patriotic and unapologetically sassy.

First Wave Feminism: 1830s-early 1900s; Women's fight for equal contract and property rights, and essentially the right to vote

Second Wave Feminism: 1960s-1980s; Focused on the workplace, sexuality, family and reproductive rights

Third Wave Feminism: 1990s-present; Micro-politics of gender equality

Crazy, isn't it, to see how much the topic of FEMINISM has changed? Women have acquired the right to vote, we work alongside men in dangerous and everyday jobs, and we are paid more now than we were when this shindig first began.

Those are all crucially important things and I am so ecstatic women have progressed this much, but I am not a feminist.

When I think of a feminist, I think of the ones I see in the media -- the ones who are in fact very radical, the ones who are liberal, and the ones who will do anything to belittle a man just to make them feel better.

Does it help you sleep better at night to talk down to a man and tell him how worthless he is, or tell him that you are better at everything than he is, and so on and so forth? If the roles were reversed, things would be so much different. So, why say anything at all?

I am a Conservative woman and I am by no means a feminist. However, I believe in women's rights but not to an extreme degree, like choosing what to do with our bodies. I am for limited government, but I am also pro-choice. And instead of raising a protest sign, I would rather raise a family. Family values and family dynamics are important to me. If you want to be a stay-at-home mom, then do it.

That doesn't make you any less of a woman. If you want to work and provide for your family just like your husband or significant other or partner does, then do that too. No one is telling you how you should live your life. You make the choices you desire and if it upsets or disappoints someone, then they were never a good person to have in your life to begin with.

"Women give birth without men." Wrong. You do, in fact, give birth WITH men. How else was that little human inside of you created? By a magical potion someone sold to you? No. While men have no active role in childbirth itself, they are still very much a part of it. When a woman is with a man she loves, and he truly loves her back, then he will stick by her through everything -- even if that means a miscarriage, or even an abortion. The man may not experience the physical and excruciating pain that you do, but he feels the emotional pain and that is just as excruciating.

"This Is Us -- It Happened to Me, Too"

"You don't have to be anti-man to be pro-woman." Part of me feels like this is a misconception. Many feminists claim they're not "man-haters" but it honestly seems like they are. They say they are for equality and equal rights, but the moment a MAN says or does something wrong or something they don't like, the feminist immediately shuts him down, and as I said before, essentially belittles him to nothing. You want equality, right? Then prove it.

"The future is female." Damn straight, it is. But the future can also involve women who are politically active, believe in rights for women, and still not be feminists.

Don't force your perfect lil feminist ideas down our throats because those of us who are women and not feminists are tired of hearing them, we're tired of seeing them plastered everywhere in the media, and quite frankly, we are tired of the feminists who shame us for not being feminists ourselves.

I am not a feminist and I am proud of where I stand. If belittling me will make you feel better, then does that really make you a feminist?

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If The FBI Had Done Its Job, 17 People Might Still Be Alive

The FBI was warned about the monster who killed 17 people in an unprovoked act of violence.

After a tragedy like the one that just unfolded at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL, it is natural for people to want answers — to want some kind of accountability.

We all think it won’t happen to us, just like I’m sure the kids at Stoneman Douglas didn’t think it wouldn’t happen to them until it does. The thing that sets this shooting apart from the rest is how angry the victims are. They are angry and they want a change. They’re reaping the consequences of adults not doing their jobs.

The shooter should never have been able to buy a gun under current regulations. He had made comments prior to this event about shooting up a school and followed through. The police were called to his residence almost 40 times, he was reported to the FBI. I’m not surprised he followed through. I am surprised the FBI didn’t do anything to prevent it. It’s like the weatherman telling you it’s going to rain and then being surprised when it rains.

I’m starting to lose track of how many times the FBI was warned about something and didn’t do a damn thing about it. They knew something was up before 9/11, before the Boston Bombing, before Pulse, before Las Vegas, police were warned before Sandy Hook, and the FBI admitted it screwed up with the Parkland shooter.

Why are we screaming for more gun control when our own government can’t

A. enforce what laws exist and

B. doesn’t do anything when its warned about potential shooters?

Scooby-Doo could do a better job of investigating potential mass shooters and terrorists than the FBI.

The shooter left a comment on YouTube that said he wanted to be a professional school shooter — UNDER HIS REAL NAME — and the FBI was “unable” to get a subpoena to see who the commenter was, but y'all, shithead didn’t try to conceal his identity. He left the comment under his real name. This would be a no-brainer for Scooby-Doo.

This isn’t the NRA’s fault.

This isn’t a reason to ban the AR-15.

This especially isn’t a reason to ban semi-automatic weapons because most handguns are semi-automatic. All semi-automatic means is a single bullet comes out every time you pull the trigger for as long as the magazine still has bullets in them.

This is a reason to reexamine the FBI.

What are they doing? Are they watching Netflix all day or something? Or does it not matter if the tips and evidence don’t lead to the advancement of a political agenda?

The question we’re all asking now is: how could we have prevented this? What could’ve been done to prevent 17 people from dying at school?

First and foremost, the FBI was at the center of it. If they had investigated and taken this seriously, there’s a good chance 17 people would still be alive today.

Or the kid wouldn’t be able to buy a gun and would’ve used a pressure cooker like the freaks behind the Boston Bombing did. Or he would’ve run a car through a cluster of students. We don’t know.

What we do know for a fact, is that the FBI dropped the ball.

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