The 30 SciFi Stories Everyone Should Read by muad_dib in ScienceFiction

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They aren't listed in a particular order, I definitely wouldn't rank them that way

The 30 SciFi Stories Everyone Should Read by muad_dib in ScienceFiction

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Slideshows are terrible, but this is actually a pretty good list!

Trump border wall prototypes go up in California by Vaxthrul in WorldNews

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The newsweek article is pretty solid. I believe the wall will accomplish the same thing that the TSA does; essentially nothing but makes people feel safer, which is certainly a dangerous mindset to be instilling in our population.

Trump border wall prototypes go up in California by Vaxthrul in WorldNews

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What are everyone's thoughts on the wall? Personally, I believe it is a waste of time and money. It will be hard to build, and will be a blight on some pristine desert landscape. Beyond my opinions, however, it does nothing to stop those here illegally because they stayed after their visa expired, who constitute a significant portion of current illegal residents. Also, I was raised in a small farming community in the central valley of California. Our agricultural system is heavily dependent on immigrant labor, of which many are undocumented. We can certainly change that system, but as of yet have not taken steps to do so. The loss of willing laborers will mean even more small and mid sized farms will be outed and taken over by large farming corporations that have the capital to mechanize, and are in bed with our good friends Mon$anto. Thoughts? Edit: on mobile at work, will link supporting articles when I can Edit2: visa overstay farm labor

Alarm over decline in flying insects-75% over 30 years by muad_dib in science

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It is entirely possible, though it would probably be the chemical byproducts and not the actual plastics. More likely is the accumulation of all the industrial and agricultural chemicals in the ecosystem. Couple that with temperature fluctuation and habitat loss and you will start to get a clearer picture of why it is happening

Questions about starting new subreddits by muad_dib in AntiExtremes

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Excellent, thanks for the response. And I think SubXes is a solid choice

Alarm over decline in flying insects-75% over 30 years by muad_dib in science

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This is especially troubling as winged insects often act as excellent bioindicators

Puerto Rico's streets crawl with heavily armed, masked mercenaries bearing no insignia or nametags by magnora7 in WorldNews

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Even if it involves another mercenary group instead it is still worth watching, as far as I can tell indiscriminate killing seems to be the standard no matter which label they go by