Make Hay While the Pandemic Rages

In other words, treat COVID-19 like a dry-run for the upcoming "big one"

If there's one painfully apparent thing right now, that'd be that pretty much everybody out there just can't wait for things to get back to normal. Be it attending live footy matches (or whichever sport(s) one prefers), eating out at restaurants two, three, four, five times a week, hitting up the movie theatres, nights out at the opera, getting plastered at pubs, etc. Generally speaking, and those in dire straits aside, a significant amount of people can't wait to get back to their preferred form of bread and circuses.

A quick end to abnormal times

The undeniable fact though

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A Relatively Mild Pandemic has Instigated the Fleecing of the United States' Populace

However don't expect strikes and yellow vests to fix underlying problems

As Bill Gates stated in an article published on February 28th,

Global health experts have been saying for years that another pandemic whose speed and severity rivaled those of the 1918 influenza epidemic was a matter not of if but of when.

...In the past week, Covid-19 has started behaving a lot like the once-in-a-century pathogen we’ve been worried about. I hope it’s not that bad, but we should assume it will be until we know otherwise.

In case you haven't noticed, and apart from the United States (whose initial bone-headed, laissez-faire approach to the pandemic has

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LEGO Gets in on the Industrial-Scale Renewable Energy Sham with the LEGO Vestas Wind Turbine

And it all turns out to be little more than a load of shit

Stupid Energy Ideas, Issue #1:

Alongside the continuing adventures of Mr. Shit Face and The Dr. Pooper Papers it's about time that a new series be launched here on FF2F, a series that shall henceforth be known as the Stupid Energy Ideas series. Although the existence of stupid energy ideas is certainly not exclusive to our modern industrial age, the rapid proliferation of them over the past century – and especially the past few decades, and even more especially the past few years – provide ample fodder for insights into the kind of lengths that those desperate to maintain our way of

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Averting Climate Change Catastrophe is the New Fusion Energy

So how many more times are we going to hear that this is our last chance to take action in order to avoid catastrophic results?

Stop me if you've heard this one before:

Climate change is a gravely important issue, one that could have dire results. But according to a recent report by scientists we can still avoid its worst effects. The only catch is that this is our last chance to rectify things, and we've only got [fill in the blank] years to act. We must start now! Today!

I can't tell you how many times – and in relation to how many studies – I've heard a statement to that effect relayed over the past two decades or so of this early 21st century, to

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Living as a Quasi-Serf in Helbourne with the Hellburn

This is definitely not a bona fide post

The Dr. Pooper Papers, Issue #7:

It's been a while since a new (bona fide) post has appeared here on FF2F, and it's unfortunately going to be a while yet.

To make a long story short, back in February I was working on finishing off a piece on our Lord and Savior Elon Musk, a post that as I was completing I realized I wanted to considerably expand. Coinciding with the dilemma of "publish or expand", a book I'd long been waiting for suddenly and belatedly got released, this being a book that in my opinion needed to be immediately

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