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  1. It annoys me when people argue, "well province/country A only produces % of gas emission in Canada/world, so blah blah blah". That attitude is why things are moving slower than needed around the world. Stop pointing fingers and help out. If your economy is heavily dependent on carbon, then you need to adapt.
  2. Investing in the stock market - Discussion

    I am interested to hear which companies are focusing on using the hemp as well for other manufacturing. Have any of the big marijuana companies expressed any interest in this? I've also heard of a company called Micron Waste Technologies. It is a small cap company, but focusing on using organic methods to break down waste, and has apparently brought forth a technique to break down cannabis waste to Aurora. Does anyone have any insight on this company? I haven't had a chance to do any reading myself, but if they have some sort of IP this could be a valuable company in future!
  3. Investing in the stock market - Discussion

    Major positions in Canopy, Aurora and Aphria, and a minor position in Delta9 (local Winnipeg company). Tempting not to cash in when you see >100% profits in some positions, but I think all those companies will see some major growth. I don't see how some people are cashing out before we even get the first revenues generated. Canada is only the 1st (or rather 2nd) milestone, as the world will slowly progress to more commercialization of marijuana!
  4. Investing in the stock market - Discussion

    I'll be holding my marijuana stocks longer. Still room to grow.
  5. This reminds me of their segment where they are highlighting how poor people weren't actually poor because they had luxuries like a fridge, microwave, etc.
  6. An Intelligent Debate on Ancient Alien Theory

    It may be a sad reality that intelligent civilizations more often than not burn out due to inner turmoil or self-destruction (nuclear disaster, damaging environment, etc.).
  7. Cities

    Some thoughts I have: 1. High density living in mixed commercial/retail and residential high rises. People need to forget suburbs and live near work/play. 2. Buildings incorporate solar/geothermal, built to be carbon neutral, or even a net positive with energy generation. 3. Urban farming to minimize land usage, water waste and transport costs. 4. Eventually have huge cores that are reserved for bus/bike/walking, including lots of parks/foliage. People should be able to live without a car. High speed rail for rapid transport between different sections of city. 5. Modernized electrical grids that can shift energy to areas of higher demand, as well as store power for future use. 6. Recycle/compost bins should be way more common. Waste processing plants should also be optimized for recycling and to minimize waste.
  8. [Official] Marvel Cinematic Universe Discussion

    Well, Deadpool 2 was pretty great.
  9. An Intelligent Debate on Ancient Alien Theory

    I do not believe in a God, so the Bible holds as much credence to me as Harry Potter. But you make it sound like ancient aliens is more plausible that religious Gods, when they are based on just as much fact. You are basing the possibility of aliens (ex. God) on the absence of facts and inability to explain ancient structures/discoveries (ex. earthquakes, harvests, rain). Human records of history are not perfect, and just because they are missing some parts, doesn't mean those parts didn't exist. This is the exact same argument that religious people use to disprove evolution of humans in favour of creative design (ex. missing links). Just because you paint religious belief with a "science fiction" brush, doesn't make these theories any more credible than religious text. When the Bible was written, the authors explained these miracles and events based on their current knowledge of the world (magic, mystical powers, etc.). That is all you're arguing, but based on our greater appreciation of science and knowledge of how the universe works. You say you also don't believe in God/resurrection/etc., but trade out a few words like Aliens for God in your thread, and they are exactly the arguments used in support of religion.
  10. An Intelligent Debate on Ancient Alien Theory

    So because there are no tablets or cave paintings with fractions or algebra, you postulate these discoveries couldn't happen? I'm fairly certain that our current findings in human archaeology suggest that modern humans have been around for 100,000s of years. While they probably weren't doing quantum mechanics, they could probably do abstract thoughts and mathematics just fine. Imagine that from your perspective in 2100, all of human archaeological evidence was boiled down to a single graduate student in 2018. His written thesis on quantum mechanics is all that is left from human records from 2018 (for whatever reason), and you being in the future were to find his thesis and read it. Would you assume that he had had no prior knowledge of math and physics before writing that thesis? You haven't seen any evidence of his elementary workbooks with lessons for addition/subtraction, trigonometry, algebra, calculus, going up through the years, so aliens must have visited and given him this knowledge. In your "future time", quantum mechanics probably seems rudimentary and has blossomed into who knows what type of understanding in the universe, so his thesis work seems "ancient", but just because you are missing the "building blocks" that led to his writing doesn't mean those smaller historical scientific steps weren't taken. Nevermind that forms of writing and record keeping have evolved differently in human history, and a lot of history was based on word of mouth, which wouldn't show up in the historical records.
  11. An Intelligent Debate on Ancient Alien Theory

    Either you are being intentionally argumentative, or are purposefully ignorant in the support of your topic's premise. Just because the appendix doesn't have a purpose now, doesn't mean it never did. Does the human tail bone, wisdom teeth, or goose bumps also keep you up at night with thoughts of interstellar beings/origins? Those all had previous purposes in ancient Homo species and primates that have now become useless/lost with human evolution.
  12. NASA To Fly A Helicopter On Mars In 2021

    Tax cuts or healthcare? Bloated defence spending or education? Trump's golf weekends or debt? Space is the future of humanity, so these baby steps are worth far more investment.
  13. An Intelligent Debate on Ancient Alien Theory

    I look forward to 500 years from now, when our Lord and Saviour Harry Potter is given the credit he deserved from defeating He Who Shall Not Be Named, with help from the Apostles Weasley and Granger.
  14. An Intelligent Debate on Ancient Alien Theory

    I think the majority of people have forgotten what a true night sky looks like, given the degree of light pollution. If they head out into the middle of nowhere and look up at the sky, there is far more that can be made out with the naked eye that could be seen from just looking outside my window in the city.
  15. An Intelligent Debate on Ancient Alien Theory

    Convergent evolution suggests biological traits could evolve from two completely unrelated origins in order to complete the same purpose, such as a bat, bird and insect wings. I don't think it is absurd to postulate two separated populations of humans that have the same cognitive capacities, and deal with similar environments/problems could both come to similar beliefs of Gods. And that is excluding the basis that many more recent religions just take prophecies/stories from older religions.