• @_number8_
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    963 months ago

    private planes, yachts, private chefs, etc seem like such an obscene amount of luxury it shouldn’t be allowed somehow. public services would be better if the wealthy were forced to use them, then they might actually care about the constant shittifying of everything

    • @[email protected]
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      273 months ago

      “Private planes” may refer to a Piper Cub. It’s expensive, but in some areas may make sense, and fits under a hobby. Some people dream of piloting.

      “Yachts” may refer to a motorboat. Or a yacht as in “motorboat with one sail”. It’s expensive, but very often honestly worked for. Some people dream of yachting.

      I’m just informing you of cases you clearly didn’t think about.

      • @JustZ
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        53 months ago

        I was just looking at planes this week, can get an experimental one seater for like $30k.

      • @[email protected]
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        33 months ago

        Getting a private pilots license is a lot cheaper than I thought once I started researching it. The total cost of everything (school/instructor time/flight hours) seemed to average around 15k. Instead of buying a new car for 40k you could probably reasonably afford a pilots license and a plane share with a couple other people.

        • @[email protected]
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          13 months ago

          Yes, and people do that. Which was my point.

          There are still health requirements for a license and these are not a pure formality, I think.

      • @[email protected]
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        23 months ago

        You’re overthinking it. People who have it better than me are automatically bad, and all crimes are authorized against them.

      • @SendMePhotos
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        243 months ago

        Apparently more people here agree than disagree.

        I think owning a small plane is fine. I’m not officially against owning a larger plane… Idk…

        Aviation makes up about 2% of global CO2 emissions which is a lot but also not a lot. It’s not the smaller planes, it’s all of the passenger and cargo jets (mostly).

          • @SendMePhotos
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            33 months ago

            Oh dang my whole world is upside down now. Lol.

            Thanks

        • purplexed
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          23 months ago

          Thank you! While reducing CO2 is important, harping on private planes isn’t going to make a change.

          • @[email protected]
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            63 months ago

            That’s like saying one person taking their bike to work instead of their car won’t do anything, as if their car doesn’t burn gas, as if they don’t give money to oil companies for that gas.

            The same idea with private jets. No matter how small a positive change might be in the grand scope of things, it’s still a worthwhile change. That’s really the one thing that has to happen so we all don’t die; everyone making pro-environmental life choices that will eventually carry over into industry when that collective pressure accumulates, forcing companies that rely on income from those people to change their practice and policy.

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            • @Smokeydope
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              We as in you and me? Try our best to reduce waste, things that contribute to carbon emission, and plant some crops that put nutrients back in the soil. Donate some money to charities and institutions that further environments science research.

              We as a country and international effort? Long term policy changes like carbon taxes. The 1%s and politically well connected finally being personally inconvinenced by climate change. About when the sea water rises to destroy their private villas and beach getaways is when some real progress will start to get made. 3rd world countries will hopefully transition from burning fossil fuel to cleaner energy

      • @_number8_
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        53 months ago

        it’s kind of a stretch, yeah, but it just feels so gross, in that same way a yacht or plane does, seeing tiktok vids of someone laboriously crafting this gorgeous, perfect meal for one (1) fucking middle-CEO-partner-twat and his family. if you make enough to afford something like that, get fucked, you definitely don’t work hard enough to deserve it.

        it’s probably a way easier shift for the chef than a restaurant dinner rush, which is great, but it’s just…such an obscenity to think some have access to this sort of luxury because they shook the right hands at the business office / were born into generational wealth.

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      • @[email protected]
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        23 months ago

        Can’t have competition of a free market if some are born poor and some are born super rich.