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Forum Post: Electric Blankets for the Winter

Posted 12 years ago on Nov. 1, 2011, 6:17 p.m. EST by JiveTurkey (5)
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Would these work for you guys for supporters to send? I saw the thread for what you need but didn't see them on there. I saw on TV you guys have a system to recharge stuff but electric blankets have to be plugged into something to actually heat. Is there any way to make that work for each person?



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[-] 0 points by mynameisfred (115) 12 years ago

You actually would wrap an electric blanket made by GE manufactured in China plugged into the grid owned by corporations powered by COAL around you? Say it aint sooooo. You would rather freeze to death.

[-] 0 points by nikka (228) 12 years ago

I heard they were getting bicycles to generate heat.

[-] 1 points by JiveTurkey (5) 12 years ago

Yeah, that's what I saw on television that they were using bicycles to somehow recharge batteries to then recharge laptops and what not! I know NOTHING about this stuff so that's why I'm asking. I'm just wondering if they have enough of these batteries to plug in blankets for everyone...not to charge but to plug in and turn on. I dunno, I'm just trying to think of something.

[-] 0 points by nikka (228) 12 years ago

I don't know why they just don't go inside.

[-] 0 points by Tryagain (300) 12 years ago

Electricity comes from an evil air-polluting corporation. Just like that, every time you flip the switch, there it is, wonderful electricity. But flipping that switch is exactly what the Man wants you to do. You'll just be enriching those greedy people that provided the capital to build generating plants and lay power lines. Some 1%ers even work there. Resist! Freeze you asses off!

[-] 1 points by SpaghettiMonster (90) 12 years ago

The "capital" isn't required... the capital doesn't exist. What actually exists is the resources used to build those plants and lay those lines. Did it have to be done by those "evil corporations", of course not. The wealth generated from business operating in a government infrastructure helped create the space shuttles, capital was involved in the imaginary sense. The only true limiting factors are, as always, the resources.

And anyhow, these corporations owe key figures in history for their successes - Faraday,Maxwell, Franklin, Tesla, Edison and others involved in the science behind power generation. All created with human capital, something not so tangible but still far more "real" than our monetary system.

[-] 1 points by Tryagain (300) 12 years ago

Sure, the "collective" wouldn't built the plants. That's how you'd have such stunningly reliable service. You live in a miracle and are too dumb to know it. LIfe sure can be ironic.

No doubt your "capital" doesn't exist.

[-] 1 points by SpaghettiMonster (90) 12 years ago

Really now, lowering yourself to personal insults. And you're right, my brains have certainly drained from my head... assuming they ever existed. I finished Diff-EQ and complex analysis on retardation alone.

Now, explain to me how capital takes precedence over things that actually exist, instead of just insulting people. Are you religious by chance? Most of the ignorant assholes I meet are typically religious, actually, about a 70% correlation. So, lemme know so I can input your dumbass into my graphs!

[-] 1 points by Tryagain (300) 12 years ago

Yeah, I bet they have. The system you hate has given you an astonishingly high standard of living. It's damn ironic.

You've talked yourself into how money doesn't exist. So, please send me yours. It's meaningless. Capital is potential; it's an agreement between current consumers and future consumers. Now, to declare capital doesn't exist, and that's very self-serving of someone will little to no savings, is simply to renege on the deal. I'll consume today for me and you and then tomorrow when it's your turn, I'll tell you to beat it. I know the drill. But reneging works only once.

[-] 1 points by SpaghettiMonster (90) 12 years ago

I have plenty of savings actually, inheritance, and it does have value in the system we operate in. The problem is, it's out of sync with the big-daddy of all monetary systems - nature. Photosynthesis dictates everything we do, and we're consuming a disproportionate amount of that net photosynthesis. This way of going about our business is unsustainable, we've only really been at it for about 200 years - so, there's no historical precedent to rest on. What we do have is science, and it's telling a story completely opposed to how we're living.

We consume things in a fashion that's very irresponsible with a complete lack of foresight, or maybe we just block that part out. Really, it doesn't matter... you'll probably be dead before the real crunch ever happens. Live for today, leave none for tomorrow - an admirable motto!