Sean Wolf

Lake Placid, FL, United States

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Sean Wolf
Posted over 2 years ago
Let's create man-made icebergs to help animals to cope with changing conditions in polar ecosystems.
You mistook my example on artificial reefs. There are two types... one designed to promote an ecosystem and the other to alter surf conditions. My point was that we spend public money on only affecting something as irrelevant to our overall well-being as surfing. Yes, I imagine floating plastic landmasses. We have literally mountains of plastic. There are recycling programs constantly in action. Having worked in a plastic manufacturing facility, I know that the vast majority of plastic used in the manufacturing industry is reclaimed and recycled plastics. Plastic is not a concern. It isn't like the portion of oil we burn for fuel, when plastics are formed they are there for the long term.
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Sean Wolf
Posted over 2 years ago
Let's create man-made icebergs to help animals to cope with changing conditions in polar ecosystems.
If I had all of the planets resources behind me? Find a way to convert inland wastes into fertile land and create renewable fresh water sources more effectively with the use of organic reclamation methods. I'm not talking about active desert ecosystems. I'm talking about actual wastelands, void of any recognizable form of life. Eventually, all the devices and resources we consume to create the structures built to capture that 'renewable' energy will be used up. We have a philosophy of 'not enough'. Unless you can create an organic system that captures and converts electricity, it will never truly be eco-friendly... Just more eco-friendly when compared to the previous zeitgeist. But if we can 'seed' wastelands into promotive ecosystems, then we will always be able to care for ourselves.
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Sean Wolf
Posted over 2 years ago
Let's create man-made icebergs to help animals to cope with changing conditions in polar ecosystems.
I understand your objection. Look at artificial surfing reefs... Just less than ten have been built and have no true benefit to an ecosystem, only to create favorable conditions for humans to surf or body board, likely to boost tourism or to limit the amount of risk involved in surfing a particular shore. The beautiful thing about creating artificial landmass is that it can be used for things other than providing something to simply stand on. There could be commercially-viable applications. The 'ice stations' could provide for the extraction of possible oil and gas resources on the polar sea bed. These can also be used to monitor vibrations of shore structures in cold weather climate, a mystery that has had almost no intellectual attention, but is of concern to ships who operate in icy waters. They can be used as dock points for ships under duress. They can also be used to test and monitor conditions of ice melt, track mass drift with the ocean currents, and catalog the activity of microbial life. There are likely other uses that fail to come to mind at the moment.
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Sean Wolf
Posted over 2 years ago
It is okay to be.... yourself.
That is a quandary only if you believe it is necessary. My father was remarried for seven years before I found out. Did it change my relationship with him? Not really, he was not that engaged with us, his family anyhow. Treat this the same way: Introduce when you want, if they can't accept what makes you happy, send the invite and expect to get the invitation rejected. And be grateful if they show. Trying not to disappoint people when they are being intolerant is an exercise in futility. Encouraging your happiness, despite their personal convictions, is a true testimony of their love.
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Sean Wolf
Posted over 2 years ago
Have capitalism, globalisation and greed stunted our technological growth?
If I really was looking for someone to blame, as far as industrial manufacturing, it would be the trifecta idiocy of patent violators, reverse engineers, and catering to consumers who place more emphasis on the 'wow' than the 'how'. But blaming them doesn't help anything. As a note: Capitalism, globalization, and greed could be considered impetus for my blamed: Patent Violation (Globalization/Capitalism), Reverse Engineering (Globalization/Greed), and Marketing to Impulse/The Illusion of Option (Capitalism/Greed). But you could argue that capitalism, globalization, and especially greed have been the motivators for innovation, as well.
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Sean Wolf
Posted over 2 years ago
What is the difference between Mind and Soul?
Edward, you are destroying your own statements. Do you know you are burying your own argument? To give you an idea of what it reads like: The unreal can't be determined by the real. The unreal can only be determined by the unreal. The unreal is unreal. If something cannot be measured by real means, then it must be considered unreal. For only those things that are real can be measured by real means. Eternity is real. Unchangeability is real. Infinity is real. These cannot be applied to things that you say cannot be determined by the real.
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Sean Wolf
Posted over 2 years ago
It is okay to be.... yourself.
People don't have to understand something to make it an issue or non-issue. Do they ~have~ to introduce their partner to their family? Are they bound to cultural or societal norms to do so? Or is the introduction designed more to provoke shock or indignation? People don't ~have~ to introduce their partner. People feel impelled to introduce their partner due to other factors that have little to do with the introduction itself. People usually treat others concerns with the proper amount of attention: If you seek approval, they'll offer or deny it and you should consider it. If you don't seek approval, then any doubt they offer has no value other than what you allow it to have. Talk this over with your partner. If both of you feel comfortable introducing the family to the relationship, by all means do so. If one of you feels uncomfortable, then hold off and reassess your comfort level later.
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Sean Wolf
Posted over 2 years ago
to nationalize infrastructure and resources and privatize people
Your response is testimony to the hijacking of the concept of 'free market' as if it were synonymous with 'capitalism'. I'll state simply that capitalism is not the same as free market. If you fail to see how they are separate and in many ways contrary with each other, then this discussion will only rest on personal policy and opinion. 1 - I'd argue that we care only about the service because we have not been provided the choice as to whom provides that service. In my town, we are at the mercy of whomever purchased the land to develop. The consumption of their service has little to do with their talent or skill and more to do with the fact that they were the only ones allowed, through use of monetary incentives and promised capital, to set up shop. 2 - 'competition makes it sure that you can't lazy around. because they won't. history is the best proof for that.' -- Can you expound as to how this statement is an argument against advocating free market labor and capital and advocating command use of resources and land? 3 - That is the nature of using analogy. It is meant to simplify concepts. Simple constructs are not by nature a suitable argument against their use to express them.