nonrenewable resources

what she says: im fine

what she means: we will literally never figure out the theories behind eco and eco physics.  even if there is another game, we won’t be able to ever understand the deep complex physicality that come with eco.  is dark eco inherently considered a kind of dark matter?  is it dark in the sense that it is a “negative” energy, or does it simply have properties that are considered dangerous?  the lost frontier opened up such a good idea and then took a giant shit all over it.  eco is being overused, and it is clearly harming the entire planet.  are there environmental movements to prevent this?  is eco a nonrenewable resource?  can eco be polluted in the same way water and air can?  eco is considered “the life energy of the world” and, since KG guards drop eco when killed, we are led to believe that each person contains trace amounts of eco.  would there be attention drawn to this in the event of an eco shortage?  would people be killed and murdered for each other’s life force in order to do something as simple as power their homes?  in this sense, eco is what causes someone to be alive–their eco levels dropping would indicate they would be closer to death.  is this why samos has lived so long?  he is constantly surrounded by, arguably, the essence of life and health?  would he theoretically be immortal?  in daxter, the game opens with samos telling the story of jak and daxter as though it were a legend, implying he has lived past them.  how would jak be able to die if he is such a strong channeler?  is jak immortal, as well?  is keira?  what effect did eco have on daxter, in terms of his lifespan?  we’ll never fucking know

So we're on the way to get some pizza earlier...

when my roommate starts talking about how recycling plastic isn’t really worth it because it’s more expensive to recycle than to just make new plastic products so in the end you’re losing money…

so i said something along the lines of, well, even if that’s true, why does it matter what it costs…and that things like recycling and even health care shouldn’t really have a price on them, ideally, because the value our planet and lives can’t really be measured like that…

and of course, she’s like - nuh uh…and thinks i mean doctors shouldn’t get paid, blah blah blah, and says doctors deserve to get paid so much because they worked so hard to get their education, sacrificed their own time/social lives in the process, etc… okay. that’s all fine and dandy. and i never said they shouldn’t get paid. no matter where you go, doctors get paid pretty damn well, even in socialized medicine contexts…and that’s fine. whatever. i just don’t believe their effort is worth an arm or a leg or a life or even anyone’s well being…and one would hope doctors would be in it for more than the money, even though i’m sure in many cases that is not the case at all. 

anyway. back to the planet. then she starts talking about how it doesn’t matter what we do any way, who cares if the planet heats up a couple degrees in a few generations, nothing we can do right now will fix it, and that we should cross that bridge when we come to it…

but really, what she’s saying is she doesn’t care if the bridge burns and crumbles into cinders after she crosses it…

climate change and resource depletion doesn’t work like that…if you want to make a change, you have to think long term and not immediate results…it’s like taking vitamins or something…maybe you don’t feel the immediate effect of taking them but in the long run you are better off and healthier for having ingested them regularly…

why do people care so little, and have this well…we can’t change it over night, so what’s the point attitude…

why do we obsess over this thing we made up that may as well be worthless except for the value we say it has - “money.” why is it more important than the well being of or planet and lives…

why the fuck is everyone so selfish and short-sighted…

i’m sure there are better and more informed methods of presenting the issue, and it’s by no means an unfamiliar one…

but seriously, people… ;[ you can’t wait until the last minute to give a fuck and then be surprised when it all starts tumbling down..

  • Bernie Sanders: We must ensure communities that have been dependent on fossil fuels receive the training they need for the clean energy jobs of the future.
  • Republicans: OR OR OR we could just not do that and save money by continuing to leech off the fossil fuel industry for as long as humanly possible, killing the earth as we rely on a nonexistent safety net that'll renew nonrenewable resources in the future.
  • Republicans: And besides, we and our backers from the fuel lobby will probably be dead soon enough so it doesn't really matter right now anyway.