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Nov. 7th - National Nothing Happened Day.

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by davemata, Nov 7, 2012.

  1. davemata

    davemata Spokane, WA Well-Known Member

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    Oh man, while all the doom and gloom was fun. Sun still rose on the 7th, no JBTs killin our dogs and taking our guns.

    Sad to see GJ only got .9% of the vote nationwide, I figured the Pac NW would get off the party trolly long enough to do better than 1% regionally, but w/e. People need party control.

    So since nothing happened, I propose today is a good day to go target shooting. Burn off some of that bulk ammo everyone hoarded for the Apoliticalocalypse.
     
  2. JackThompson

    JackThompson Valley of the Demons Well-Known Member

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    I voted Ron Paul.

    Lots of good things happened in Washington however. Marijuana legalized. It sets the stage to create food, medicine, clothing and more. Should be a boon to the economy.

    The fact that Oregon didn't pass it makes this a great opportunity to compare the results between a state that passed it and a state that didn't.

    Marriage is now a thing between two people and not someone else's business.

    Did California pass the GMO labeling bill? That's the other one I'm most curious about.
     
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    motoman98 Gresham, OR Active Member

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    Prop 37, GMO labeling, in CA went down
     
  4. JackThompson

    JackThompson Valley of the Demons Well-Known Member

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    Nevermind. Just looked it up. The bill failed.

    Oh well, there's always next time.
     
  5. davemata

    davemata Spokane, WA Well-Known Member

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    Hm, I actually like the idea of the GMO bill, I want to know what is modified so I can make an intelligent choice to partake or avoid. Hm.
     
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    2506 Seattle Well-Known Member

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    Nearly everything you eat is a GMO.
     
  7. davemata

    davemata Spokane, WA Well-Known Member

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    There's inches, and then there is miles, friend.

    Considering a lot of what I eat is sourced directly from the creators, I would say that very little of what I eat is GMO in this sense. I'd like to keep it that way, if for nothing else, the chance to feel like I'm reducing one cancer vector in my life.
     
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    2506 Seattle Well-Known Member

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    How does genetic engineering differ from traditionally accepted practices in crop breeding?
     
  9. davemata

    davemata Spokane, WA Well-Known Member

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    I mean, just the basic tools, the basic knowledge, and the basic approaches. It's lab versus selective breeding.

    You basically just asked me how a cessna was different from a rocket.
     
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    2506 Seattle Well-Known Member

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    That's a bit of a red herring. There is nothing natural about any crop plant produced for the last 10,000 years. They are a grotesque characture of a wild plant that has been genetically modified by humans. I'm asking you, really, what's the difference between giant hogweed and celery? Or cauliflower, broccoli, brussels sprouts, kale, cabbage, bok choy, and kohlrabi?
     
  11. davemata

    davemata Spokane, WA Well-Known Member

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    You're not asking a real question. You're simply trying to obfuscate the difference between a breed of fruit we've bred for with a roundup ready construct developed in a lab.
     
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