MakPhee

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    • 3 Billion Dead By 2100

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      MakPhee

      The title was a little extremist, and ridiculously overdramatic in terms of both number figure and timeline, yes, but now you're here, so...

      TL;DR version: If we don't stop consuming oil as if it's an endless supply of energy (like we do today), half of the Earth's population is going to be wiped out due to starvation and the other half is going to live in socially debilitating poverty.

      Here's some rules that I told myself and am going to start following:
      1. Smarten the fuck up and start walking or at least buy a bike, rollerblades, or a Prius.
      2. Stop buying a new car every other year.
      3. If you have clothes that fit you and can last the week without having to do another wash, that's fucking plenty. Who gives a shit if your Old Navy jeans aren't "in" right now.
      4. Don't support the oil-guzzling fast food companies by eating there fucking three times a week -- you also won't get too fat for your clothes and fail at #3.

      Now if I've got your attention and you'd like to educate yourself, here's some science:

      I was watching this movie, Crude Impact, and it reminded me of a journal I wrote a while ago about how for the first 90 kajillion roughly 10,000 years since the world was created, the dead life whether that be animals or plants eventually turned into oil, which produces the same energy as the sun, but to a much greater degree. It took 9,800 years (1800 AD) for us to reach a population of 1 billion but once we discovered oil, it only took 130 years in 1930 to double that; then only 30 years later in 1960, 3 billion; 4 billion 14 years later in 1974; 5 billion 13 years later in 1987; 6 billion 12 years later in 1999; and finally 6.5 billion - 7 billion people on Earth today.

      So we're just consuming more and more oil, producing and buying more and more stuff, yet we're not getting any happier than we were 50 years ago, according to polls conducted since the 1950's on satisfaction and the standard of living, and we're going to run out extremely soon, very plausibly within my lifetime. If you don't believe it, wake up; countries the world over have been reporting less and less oil discovery and production in the last 40 years at an alarming rate, and because of this, there's wars being fought all over the eastern world for oil.

      The U.S. comprises 4.5% of the Earth's population, yet 25% of day to day oil consumption is due to the U.S. Every 1.7 Americans have a car, yet every 117 Chinese people have one.

      So get a Prius or start walking.

      If we don't smarten the fuck up, we're going to run out of oil, and, historically, the sun producing all energy by itself will only have enough energy to support two billion people comfortably, and maybe three billion if they all lived in poverty.

      I'm talking about multiple families sharing homes fit for one family, rationed food, definitely no restaurants, no unnecessary products such as chips, pop, popcorn, chocolate, candy, T.V.s, Xboxs, exercise machines, instruments, cars -- literally every unnecessary product that consumes oil in its production will be discontinued and all energy consumption will be focused on the production of pasteurized milk, regulated (checked for safety) burgers, chicken, bread, soup, etc. and none of these products will even have brand names because advertising the name of the company that produces the shit won't fucking matter when slapping a label on anything adds to oil consumption.

      I'll even go so far as to say that the governments will demand their citizens to forfeit unnecessary household items so those materials could be recycled and also used for energy to produce more.

      I never want to live like that, and I'm sure as shit positive that you don't want to either, so if we can all just compromise between the disgusting over-consumption that's being practiced in the major commercial countries such as Canada, England, France, and the U.S. especially, and the poverty that awaits us -- if we can find that middle ground, we never will have to like that.

      Post edited 5/19/09 10:54PM

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    • Crude Impact

      10 years ago

      MakPhee

      TL;DR version: If we don't stop consuming oil as if it's an endless supply of energy like we do today, half of the Earth's population is going to be wiped out due to starvation and the other half is going to live in socially debilitating poverty.

      1. Smarten the fuck up and start walking or buy a Prius.
      2. Stop buying a new car every other year.
      3. If you have clothes that fit you and can last the week without having to do another wash, that's fucking plenty. Who gives a shit if your Old Navy jeans aren't "in" right now.
      4. Don't support the oil-guzzling fast food companies by eating there fucking three times a week -- you also won't get too fat for your clothes and contradict #3.

      Now if I've got your attention and you'd like to educate yourself, here's some science:

      I was watching this movie, Crude Impact, and it reminded me of a journal I wrote a while ago about how for the first 90 kajillion roughly 10,000 years since the world was created, the dead life whether that be animals or plants eventually turned into oil, which produces the same energy as the sun, but to a much greater degree. It took 9,800 years (1800 AD) for us to reach a population of 1 billion but once we discovered oil, it only took 130 years in 1930 to double that; then only 30 years later in 1960, 3 billion; 4 billion 14 years later in 1974; 5 billion 13 years later in 1987; 6 billion 12 years later in 1999; and finally 6.5 billion - 7 billion people on Earth today.

      So we're just consuming more and more oil, producing and buying more and more stuff, yet we're not getting any happier than we were 50 years ago, according to polls conducted since the 1950's on satisfaction and the standard of living, and we're going to run out extremely soon, very plausibly within my lifetime. If you don't believe it, wake up; there's wars being fought all over the eastern world for oil.

      The U.S. comprises 4.5% of the Earth's population, yet 25% of day to day oil consumption is due to the U.S. Every 1.7 Americans have a car, yet every 117 Chinese people have one.

      So get a Prius or start walking.

      If we don't smarten the fuck up, we're going to run out of oil, and, historically, the sun producing all energy by itself will only have enough energy to support two billion people comfortably, and maybe three billion if they all lived in poverty.

      I'm talking about multiple families sharing homes fit for one family, rationed food, definitely no restaurants, no unnecessary products such as chips, pop, popcorn, chocolate, candy, T.V.s, Xboxs, exercise machines, instruments, cars -- literally every unnecessary product that consumes oil in its production will be discontinued and all energy consumption will be focused on the production of pasteurized milk, regulated (checked for safety) burgers, chicken, bread, soup, etc. and none of these products will even have brand names because advertising the name of the company that produces the shit won't fucking matter when slapping a label on anything adds to oil consumption.

      I'll even go so far as to say that the governments will demand their citizens to forfeit unnecessary household items so those materials could be recycled and also used for energy to produce more.

      I never want to live like that, and I'm sure as shit positive that you don't want to either, so if we can all just compromise between the disgusting over-consumption that's being practiced in the major commercial countries such as Canada, England, France, and the U.S. especially, and the poverty that awaits us -- if we can find that middle ground, we never will have to like that.

      Deal?

    • A Poem and Domino's

      10 years ago

      MakPhee

      I woke in my bed and needed to eat.
      Ten minutes later, I rose to my feet.
      I look in my fridge and what do I see?
      Cheese, steak, and eggs just waiting for me.
      So I ate a box of Salisbury Hamburger Helper. Fuck yeah.

      So I started working at Domino's Wednesday morning. Pretty sweet job. If I'm not out getting tipped twice what customers tipped at Advantage (for some inexplicable reason), I'm in the store, fucking around with the staff who don't happen to be creepy, dirty, anti-socialites like at Advantage. And I got paid more in four hours on Wednesday with zero deliveries than I did in EIGHT hours on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday with 11-12 deliveries/day at Advantage. More like DISadvantage, rite? RITE?!

      Job's pretty fuckin' A, if I may say so myself.

      Which I may.

      Ergo, did.

    • Mod Breakdown

      10 years ago

      MakPhee

      I seriously couldn't care less about my Karma Level, but how is it possible to have a +275/+340 mod breakdown when my stats say I've given and received roughly 900 (mostly positive mods)?

    • ENOUGH WITH THE FUCKING AUTOTUNE

      10 years ago

      MakPhee

      Srsly.

      I would murder the bastard child that is this generation's music by stabbing it in the asshole with a knife.

      Over. And Over. Again.

      Like fucking Se7en and shit.

    • Two-Timer

      10 years ago

      MakPhee

      The store manager at Domino's, Mike, called me a couple hours before I started my first shift at Advantage Delivery on Friday to offer me an interview (or maybe the job itself). When he asked me if I was still interested, I, of course, told him that I had already got the job at Advantage. He said, "Good enough.", I said, "See ya", and hung up.

      Anyway, it's been real tough making what even resembles decent money at Advantage -- I've been making about $4/delivery at 11-12 deliveries/day. They've been saying it's so slow, but three days in a row, it's been like this... on a weekend. It's kind of suspicious. She also said that her drivers make $13/hour, on average, which means if there are days like this when we make $5/hour, there must be days when we're making $21+/hour, which would be at least four deliveries/hour, which is just impossible (unless all of the orders are from downtown restaurants to downtown addresses, $4 tip/delivery -- which is just completely unrealistic). So she basically lied right to my face during the interview.

      So I've decided to call Mike in the morning and see if the position there's still available. If it is, I'm probably going to quit Advantage without notice, because if they influenced me to take the position in the first place by essentially bullshitting me, I don't want to work there for four or five more years.

      She's also an aggressive, bitter, dyke.

      Literally. Manly, gruff demeanor; short, short, dyed blond hair, and a rainbow sticker on her front bumper.

      I mean, she LUVZ the poontang.

    • Dream Job

      10 years ago

      MakPhee

      I got my dream job the other day. Delivery driver. I get to drive around town, listening to music, with the smell of food wafting through my nose all day.

      Wafting.

      And not just pizza, but chinese places, italian restaurants, KFC, and even liquor stores, too. I was a little disappointed, though, because I started with $80, spent $30 in the morning on gas, coffee, newspaper, gum, and water, $30 in the afternoon on a few groceries, and another $20 on gas again after my shift ended, so now I only have $55 left. I'm DOWN $25. Had I not spent any money but the $20 on gas in the morning, I would have $115, which is still only $35 for 8 hours work, or less than $4.50/hour, when minimum wage is $8.50.

      Anyway, my boss looked at my log sheet, counted my stops (around ten) and said, "Not bad for your first day." in a way that made me expect her to say, "but that doesn't mean it's good either", but she also mentioned it was hella-slow for a Friday night (don't rape me for saying hella), so hopefully tomorrow's 4-12 shift will make me a richer man. I should; I mean like, I'll know the routine better, know how to work my GPS more efficiently, I'll probably won't keep going home as much (I think I made four stops at home) which probably took about $5 of gas from the car (learn from mistakes), and because I know that it's not easy to make that much money, I'll probably skip right to my deliveries, rather than lollygagging for 10 minutes first (don't rape me for saying lollygagging) and I'll be able to squeeze in three or four more deliveries that way, not to mention the fact that I had time to go grocery shopping and take that shit home. In actuality, I probably worked a 5 hour shift altogether.

      Anyway, I'm fucking tired. I had a large cafe mocha at 10:45 and only an hour later, my eyes were getting drowsy again. I also think the constant smell of food in the car literally made my brain think I was hungry, because, for the last eighteen years, what other time would I have hot food within smelling distance than when I'm about to eat, right? So maybe my brain was like, "Hot food nearby? Hunger, attack!"

      Well, g'night, y'all (don't rape me for saying y'all).

    • TV Shows

      10 years ago

      MakPhee

      What tv shows are good?

      I like In Treatment, Lie To Me, CSI, Brave New Voices, Entourage, and True Blood.

    • AWESOME BUTTON!

      10 years ago

      MakPhee

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      Fuck, yeah!

    • Auto-tuning

      10 years ago

      MakPhee

      In twenty years, they're going to make fun of our time for how much auto-tuning singers use in their songs. Just like the 80's and really bad special effects.

  • About Me

  • Comments (72)

    • DemonDisaster

      10 years ago

      It's from School of Rock

    • The_Cabster

      10 years ago

      really i only saw a couple of his post, besides some that were obvious jokes, it didn't look like he was hellbent on a flamewar with you

    • The_Cabster

      10 years ago

      what i mean that lasted a couple days, after the first day i would have taken it to comment or talked in PM's to sort it out

      i mean i have seen it sometimes where the Vets know what is right and just go with it. they were wrong, you where wrong

      i have also seen newbs just accept it and move on and not try to fight back and it just dies off after a few posts

    • The_Cabster

      10 years ago

      wow how long did that last, i mean i few days man someone should of ended it and just dropped it because oall over the thread wow

      couldn't talk to any of them.

      and why do you need to copy/paste it? because it takes 2 to tango

    • The_Cabster

      10 years ago

      man people are assholes to you

    • PvtBkdCatnip

      10 years ago

      congrats on tha sponser thing

    • Scoches

      10 years ago

      I'm like the middle person. I try not to choose sides, but Radius is one of my friends, and I'd appreciate it if you both avoided one another. smiley1.gif

    • FinchLynch FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      10 years ago

      I really like Season 4 a lot.

    • Ben FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      11 years ago

      I'm waiting for a 3G iPhone. I made that choice a long time ago.

      And now that the US and the UK have pulled stock of the current iPhone, it looks like my wait will be at an end soon.

    • K0Z FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold The Tower XVI

      11 years ago

      that thing called the internet.

    • K0Z FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold The Tower XVI

      11 years ago

      Lol, I didn't think anybody would find that.

    • K0Z FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold The Tower XVI

      11 years ago

      I believe they fixed it now

    • Knuckles_D

      11 years ago

      As in the one for 360/PS3?

    • Ben FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      11 years ago

      I am 15, yes.

    • Knuckles_D

      11 years ago

      I've been gaming for 20 years, so the amount of effort required to perform well is not exceptional.

      Like specifically with Burnout: I usually 5 starred/Got Gold Medals on my first try with the events. So the frustration level for doing things over and over wasn't quite there. I've always been a completionist (which spell checker is telling me isn't a word) in my gaming habits, and Achievements on the 360 have just given me a way of proving it, and rewarding me for it.

    • armor_ross

      11 years ago

      Yea, I had told alot of people that when I left Iraq, I would stop that. And to keep my word, I stopped it.

      Now its just Alan, LOL

    • ChurchsWife

      11 years ago

      Yes. It's just me and Vicki (Slvrwhispr).

    • andythebomb9

      11 years ago

      Depth Charge,a very nice artist lady whom i <3

    • FinchLynch FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      11 years ago

      Thanks for that. Glad you like them. I tend to write for the lulz.

    • armor_ross

      11 years ago

      Im signing my life away, was I supposed to look happy? LOL J/K

    • MakPhee

      11 years ago

      10 months until I'm 18 isn't a hell of a long time; 8 months until the end of my senior year is a hell of a long time. ;)

    • NuRdRMsZ

      11 years ago

      m also very excited to turn 18 on September 21st, 2008, get a credit card and load it to the nines with RT merchandisies because politics really do make me horny and everyone at the government house must know


      You have a hell of a long time to wait..

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