Climate change is often the loudest voice heard on the destruction of the great barrier reef, but do you know what is just as damaging? Starfish juiced up on agriculture sector run offs.
In 2000, an outbreak contributed to a loss of 66% of live coral cover on sampled reefs in a study by the CRC Reefs Research Centre.
Originally Posted by BananaCucho
Anyway, one change Iíd like to see is a more interactive taxation system where you get to choose where a certain percentage of the taxes you pay go. I would put as much as I could into space exploration because itís, in my view, the single most important problem we are facing right now, and it heavily contributes to scientific advancement. Hell, it would be nice if we really went to Mars before 2030 like NASA is currently planning on doing.
I donít know if I agree with that though. I think wellfare is a better idea. People who donít have a lot of money probably shouldnít be trusted with it.
I think the war was more about secession than slavery. The only reason the north attacked the south was because they tried to secede. The South seceded because they were afraid slavery would be abolished in the South as well - I think the Union didnít really give much of a shit about freedom and whatnot.
Congratulations you have just gone full circle.
North wanted to end slavery, South didn't. South was clearly on the verge of seceding so the North compromised to allow slavery in existing Southern slave states. The South saw the writing on the wall that even if this happened, slavery wasn't destined to stay so they seceded anyway to ensure it's survival on their terms. The Union declared war because they seceded. This is as layman as I think I can make it while not subscribing to a biased narrative. I really do not know why you keep trying to push this other narrative.
Let me rephrase this:
For the north, the war was about secession and keeping the union intact. For the south, the war was about slavery. Iím saying the Union didnít give a shit about slavery (or about freedom), at least not to extent where they attacked the south to free the slaves.
I also donít think it was Northern greed that led to the war - I think the North simply wanted to keep the Union intact.
And I'd fall back on my original point, the causation cannot be put aside for the justification. Full circle yay.