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The crime of the 21st century is that it thought it would be different than all the previous 20 centuries.

It's a perfectly normal position to have – youth of every generation has always thought it was all going to be Different and Better. This time.

No more Four Horsemen this time around. No widespread death and pestilence. No famine. No war. No conquest, exoduses and/or cultural extermination.

Oops:

  • Covid
  • Wheat shortages, inflation, interest rates,
  • Syria
  • Ukraine

Maybe the only difference is that this the current adults are the first generation that didn't ever actually grow up and re-put the baby back in the bathtub, look for historical as guidance to the future rather than chart a future on no foundations. Wisen up!

#me-2-thinks-were-going-in-the-wrong-direction
2022/03/15 19:51 · skys

Don't understand how people can't do math. We're being ripped off. Again.

“The 35-million litre, $68.1 million reservoir, on a hill above the central suburb of Mount Cook, is scheduled to be in service during 2022.” https://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/wellington/127969720/worker-dies-from-head-injury-after-incident-at-wellington-reservoir

That's $2 a litre.

Compare that to something like:

https://www.devan.co.nz/shop/tanks/water-tanks-above/30000-ltr-tank-2/

Make that a Concrete tank, and it would cost you a bit more, let's say $6000. where it's $6000/30,000L = 20 cents a liter. One tenth. Add in groundworks, and it would come to 40 cents. 50 cents, tops. A quarter.

To “But it's bigger!” I say fiddlesticks: economies of scale.

Our rates. Stolen. Like for the plumbing. Like for the cost of roads.

2022/03/05 20:49 · skys

“…having to predict human stupidity worries me. Idiots can be very clever.”

Overheard in a comments on: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ef1jPbezKDM

2021/12/24 10:08 · skys

Read in a comment under an article in the paper today:

“It's amazing how those which accuse the current government of a 'communist' (please educate yourselves on the meaning) stance seem to support the dictatorship of corporations.”

Possibly reusable…

2021/12/21 22:49 · skys

“Fishing is a bit like smoking dope; people who do it think it’s great, but thinking people know better”

Src: https://www.odt.co.nz/rural-life/rural-life-other/water-battle-won-%E2%80%98sour-taste%E2%80%99-remains

2021/12/19 07:54 · skys

Then the team doesn't have anybody with vision…

2020/12/24 20:42 · skys

My expectations of myself this coming year:

  • Actively Contribute to
    1. communicating and re-establishing an understanding of the purpose of curricula, which is to
      1. developing the character and skills of the countries individuals to become:
        1. individual in creativity
        2. collaborative in effort
        3. collective in sense of justice
      2. in order to achieving well-being by
        1. valueless to valued (characterwise).
        2. self-esteeming themselves first,
        3. while gaining social esteem but relying on it only as a check-sum of their own self-assessment,
        4. progressing at their achievable pace along the continuum of:
          1. selfish to selfless,
          2. unskilled to skilled,
          3. helpless to helpful
    2. to collectively improve the socioeconomic valuation of the country, which at its essence is the balance of its creativity versus its consumption of resources.

Thoughts?

2020/11/03 22:46 · skys

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