300 bucks for a pair of adidas hufs - only worn them a couple times but no regrets

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been outta the game for a while - good to be back. Virginia tech here, and it's a nice campus over here. Admission has been a lot stricter than it used to be, some smart kids coming through. Living on campus isn't that bad either, you meet a ton of new people.

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^ oh yea and I'm doing everything in my power to change things, even though I know it's futile. But it's better than just sitting back and watching humanity kill itself. so before anyone criticizes me - im not all talk

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I think this topic has since moved away from the OP's original point. Yes every generation has their own problems and we can't really tell what they'll become until it happens. People mature and get wiser as they age, etc. etc. But just look at the world around us, not just the US. Politically, we could be seeing the very beginnings of WWIII. Culture and tradition has been all but abandoned in favor of conformity and the 'fast life', at least in civilized nations. No body respects each other anymore, cultures/religions clash and escalade, giving politicians the fuel they need to further their own agendas, which have a global effect (as i'm sure you've all seen). Environmentally we are also on the verge of disrupting some very major systems which at this point are irreversible. China and India are industrializing at an alarming rate - and although it might look good economically it'll run havoc on the environment. Things are already changing, some big (climate), some small (disappearance of honey bees), but it all adds up. At our present state of things, I really don't think we (humanity) can do anything substantial enough to prevent anything really. Older generations had time on their side which is why it all worked out. But in my opinion, our time has run out, we could be one of the last generations that enjoy the best of both worlds; highroller/New Yorker type and the natural world. Our kids/grandkids will be asking "what's an elephant look like?" Here's just an example if you don't believe me, i got lots more just ask: [URL]

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MFS_ , my thoughts exactly - you beat me to the capitalist society thing lol. but i totally feel you, no matter how bad we feel about things there's not much we can really do. At least nothing substantial enough to halt our so-called 'downward spiral'. The best we can do now is educate ourselves, be prepared, and keep an open mind and see what the future brings.

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^ totally agree with you about popular beliefs. Alot of people, for whatever reason, seem to swallow whatever the media/popular belief shoves down their throats without as much as a question or debate. Guess this could be connected to OhSnap's comment on 'lack of individuality' which I also agree with. People will believe anything as long as there's a concensus. oh and ryan, just trying to start a refreshing discussion here, not trying to look down on anyone. Maybe we'll even give the younger generations an idea or two. I don't criticize peoples' lifestyles/choices - live however you want. I know lots of people who are more politically aware than I am and just choose to turn the other cheek and leave the sheep to the wolves - it doesn't bother me. Really it's the ignorance/narrow-mindedness that gets to me. I've been following the environmental scene for a long time now, as it's my major area of interest and soon to be area of expertise, and some of the things that the govt. are/aren't doing just sicken me. Then an Inconvenient Truth came out and suddenly everyone's an expert in the subject. IMO Gore is a complete idiot and I would never acknowledge him as my environmental leader. It just made me realize the power and influence of popular belief and how easily swayed people can be. sorry for the long post, just some more topics to dissect even though I might have deviated from the topic lol.

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oh yea and im a 90s baby as well - well '87 to be exact.

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haha, good to see not everyone is totally clueless. Join the club, I went through the exact same thing at your age - although I was slightly older than you (hs senior?). Trust me, it's not a phase you can grow out of, it'll only get worse or lemme rephrase that - you'll only get 'wiser'. And the wiser you get the bleaker everything looks. Ignorance truly is bliss. I know, it's easy to criticize and talk but the more you want to take action and do something the more confused you become, am I right? It's like, what can one person do, but you just gotta do what you gotta do. just my 2 cents here - Ignorance is running rampant in this country, most civilized countries for that matter. I've noticed that the US today is frighteningly similar to England around the colonial period. There's a reason why the colonists left for America, to be free from the complacence, ignorance, and corruption of the Old world. Our founding fathers and their crowd were some of the most enlightened people at the time - no coincidence that they all hung out. result = revolution

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good point, I also agree that we should strive to decrease our dependence on oil/resources without having a doomsday scenario to scare us into it. but, whatever gets the job done I guess. As long as those making the decisions don't try anything stupid. Did you hear about the proposal to partially block out the sun in an attempt to stop global warming? All i'm asking for are smart ways to go about coping with global warming. Then there's the job of convincing China and India to do the same, cause where we decrease they'll make up for that gap, and then some.

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yea, and everyone also believed the earth was flat. Guess how many people it took to disprove that? science isn't a consensus, it's about the search for knowledge. just because everyone says it is, does that make it true? and you're placing too much on scientists, they have been wrong in the past. A lot of scientific evidence and "truths" that we have today are based off of [huge] mistakes that were made in the past. not taking sides here, but it seems a bit too one sided and just wanted to spice things up.

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3 fronts if North Korea starts some more shit.

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