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Athens could see more tornadoes this year

[quote][b]Meet_Joey_Black[/b] - @catman:
I am SAYING only what I've seen in the past few years. Predictions of severe hurricane seasons when there ends up being none at all! Predictions of drought when we end up getting plenty of rain and Lake Lanier being at full pool. All to sensationalize this issue on weather and to push some sort of skewed agenda on this so called "Global warning" thing. I can only state what I've heard in the way of predictions and how continually wrong they get it. So I say they are fools

You may be suffering from "Conservative Myopia". Weather is NOT climate. And check to make sure that for you, that intellectually, "Garbage In" doesn't exceed "Garbage Out."

posted @ Sunday, March 16, 2014 - 15:10

Athens could see more tornadoes this year

NASA: 2 months of worldwide precipitation in 28 seconds.

Watch the rain come through the southeast but totally miss California.

Joey Black: Watch out who you're calling a fool! What gives you the self confidence to call people who've been educated and worked professionally for many years "fools"? Is it a gut feeling? Don't you like education? What don't you like about Science?

Maybe you should stick to buying Lotto tickets.

posted @ Sunday, March 16, 2014 - 12:02

Calorie Hogs: How the U.S. wastes trillions of calories a year, and what can be done.

Used to have a print of the this in our kitchen. (Circa 1983)

posted @ Sunday, March 9, 2014 - 10:23

Stossel: President doesn't understand market forces

[quote][b]Logical[/b] - If a-holes like the Koch brothers would spend half the money creating jobs as they did buying Tea Baggers, we'd all be better off.[/quote]
Not ALL. Not the $Billionaires. Not the politicians they buy.

posted @ Friday, March 7, 2014 - 21:45

Brown: Drought predictions 'useless'

[quote][b]dzogchen[/b] - Catman
A mutual friend revealed your id to me. We played music together a couple of times last year, once at your house, once or twice at DL's.
Also: [/quote]

There is no Catman.

+3 for the link to the sources of Brown's inspiration.

posted @ Friday, March 7, 2014 - 19:41

Brown: Drought predictions 'useless'

[quote][b]theold33[/b] -
So if you predict droughts, floods and storms, it's climate change and if you don't predict droughts, floods and storms, it's climate change. Got it.

Reminds me of my first logic lesson:


Either it's raining outside OR it isn't raining outside. (One or the other!)
It isn't raining so therefore it must be raining.

Go figure!

posted @ Friday, March 7, 2014 - 19:37

Crimea to vote to split from Ukraine, join Russia

How a fight over natural resources is quietly driving the world's response to Ukraine. Be sure to read in the comments where last summer Chevron and the Ukraine signed an agreement to develop fracking there.

posted @ Friday, March 7, 2014 - 12:54

Brown: Drought predictions 'useless'

Non-predictability is one of the marks of climate change. It is the increasing frequency of these extreme events that's truly frightening.

Isaac Asimov explains what external costs are, and how a carbon tax works. Listen to his prophetic words from 1991. This is from a book with Fredrick Pohl "Our Angry Earth" and was one of Asimov's last non-fiction books.

posted @ Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 21:27

Ga. not allowed to dredge harbor with state funds

Question: How many Georgia government workers, teachers and others, lost their jobs so that Georgia could have $231 Million sitting idly by for this fat cat project?

Remember that sea level is expected to rise considerably (6 to 10 feet) during the next several decades and that infrastructure along the coast will be submerged.

posted @ Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 12:08

What Others Say: Global warming isn't gravity (The Augusta Chronicle)

Roger Ailes, inventor of Fox News, doesn't believe in climate change, climate disruption, or global warming. Neither does the editorial writer in Augusta. And so neither, does the editorial staff at the ABH, or many Fox viewers.

They are all sadly wrong.

But Secretary Kerry is right on the mark. The worldwide fossil fuel industry is on track to destroy our habitat, our very planet, by drilling and mining every bit of their 'precious' reserves. That program is indeed a weapon of mass destruction.

posted @ Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 10:21

Not just more drought, but heavier rains in store

There's over a $Trillion worth of fossil fuel reserves in the ground. These will need to STAY IN THE GROUND to prevent carbon dioxide pollution from raising the earth's average temperature ten degrees or more. That much warming will make the earth uninhabitable by humans or most other life. These changes will manifest as a collapse of agriculture, worldwide, and the wars and strife that will accompany such famine.

So do you want MONEY or do you want an inhabitable earth?

I'll go with a living earth because there were humans long BEFORE there was money. If we keep destroying the earth to make money, like King Midas in the ancient myth, we may discover that our gold isn't everything but that wealth will survive long after the last human has perished.

posted @ Saturday, March 1, 2014 - 14:57

Tant: Beatles were musical medicine for mourning nation

[quote][b]swimdawg68[/b] - Interesting Ed how you mentioned Chuck Berry and Little Richard as having influence on the Beatles music. Surprised you failed to mention "The King of Rock and Roll" Elvis Presley, whom the Beatles mentioned more than once had the greatest influence on their music. Maybe you felt compelled as most liberals do, to interject some kind of racial tone in your article. Chuck Berry was a major musical talent and I enjoyed his music very much. I have a CD with all of his greatest hits in my automobile player. But to mention Little Richard who only had a few big hits in the same article as Cruck Berry and fail to mention Elvis is ridiculous. Quite frankly, I enjoyed the Rolling Stones music much more than the Beatles, and still do today.

I never heard of Arthur Alexander before yesterday. But the Beatles and Elvis and others from the 60s did. Check out "Anna" and more from the YouTube page if there's any doubt in your mind. Arthur Alexander was a GREAT singer/songwriter who most Americans have never really heard. Sheffield, AL rocked back in the 60s, and I bet I can guess who was playing bass on all these great songs. (David Hood?)

posted @ Sunday, February 23, 2014 - 10:23

Tant: Beatles were musical medicine for mourning nation

Medicine indeed!

posted @ Saturday, February 22, 2014 - 20:59

Tired of weird weather? Blame ENSO neutral

Here's some information about WHY the El Nina Southern Oscillation is 'stuck' for the moment:

posted @ Sunday, February 16, 2014 - 09:38

Tant: Seeger's legacy is singing through struggle

Pete Seeger's banjo head:

posted @ Sunday, February 9, 2014 - 09:48

Towery: Do Republicans have any courage left?

It's not the national deficit we should be paying attention to. It's the balance of trade deficit that counts and makes us all $20 Billion or so poorer EVERY month. That's a quarter of a $TRILLION every year that's going overseas and will NEVER come back. Someone could look up the exact numbers if they choose.

All of this subterfuge is to focus the media on the national deficit INSTEAD of the trade deficit. It's the media's usual
"Look at THIS, don't look at THAT!"

That's the same way the guy with the three walnut shells and a pea makes his money at a side show.

posted @ Saturday, February 8, 2014 - 10:17

Pitts: Letter identifies 'real victims' of today's economy

Pitts comes through again.

This other Perkins is no relation, I'm pretty sure.

posted @ Monday, February 3, 2014 - 07:50

Galis: 'Bleeding heart libertarians' lead way on income inequality issues

Who cares if the poor are hungry and can't afford food?

Here's a big reason why cuts to SNAP ( food stamps) must be rescinded!
Cuts effect the REAL economy, i.e. the Walton heirs.

Wal-Mart: Food stamp cuts to hit profits

posted @ Sunday, February 2, 2014 - 07:56

What you had to say about the Banner-Herald changes

With fewer descenting points of view, expect the thickness of your bubble to increase to the point that you can no longer see out, nor even hear the loudest sound from the outside. It's your world now, not ours.

posted @ Sunday, January 26, 2014 - 09:09

Tant: Athens honored King in many fitting ways

Thanks, old friend.

“All life is inter-related. Whatever affects one of us, affects all.”

This is an ancient observation that anyone with open eyes sees clearly.

Dr. King's remark also applies to our changing climate and terrible weather patterns, too. See how "Everything is connected" with current weather and climate.

posted @ Sunday, January 26, 2014 - 08:50

Natural gas locomotives may prove cheaper, cleaner

Has the cost to the natural environment caused by fracking been deducted from any projected fuel savings? (Of course not!)

posted @ Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 10:05

Stossel: Time to chill on global warming

@Jerry NeSmith: You risk confusing the trolls and deniers with facts. But, by golly, please keep it up. I'm getting weary.

Then there's the ongoing of melting land ice which will quickly raise sea levels worldwide inundating seaports and vital farmland.

Then there's the chance that the change of mass, caused by the melting land ice, will increase both the number and severity of earthquakes.

And there's the methane hydrate bomb threatening to release TRILLIONS of tons of methane (a potent greenhouse gas frozen on the Arctic seafloor) into our Earth's atmosphere which will toast us and most of the life on this planet.

Almost forgot about how ozone is reducing the efficiency of photosynthesis and causing our forest to weaken and die from opportunistic insects and disease, while limiting crop yields. Ozone is another pollutant ultimately caused by the breakdown of carbon fossil fuel pollution.


posted @ Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 09:20

Stossel: Time to chill on global warming

John Stossel is host of “Stossel” on the Fox Business Network.

If he wants to keep his job at Fox News he WILL continue to air the views of his boss, Roger Ailes. This is the really the Roger Ailes OPINION network.

I wonder what Roger Ailes is worth? More than me? Not possible!

posted @ Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 08:56

VIDEO: Police search for motive in deadly Purdue shooting

.Lockdown lifted on area schools
West Lafayette, IN Dec 11, 2013

Update: According to the Lafayette Police Department, Lafayette area schools have been checked and the threat has been deemed not credible and

"The Crisis Center reported to Lafayette police that a male subject claimed to have a gun and planned to enter a school."

I wonder if the police in West Lafayette can connect the dots.

posted @ Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 19:44

Goldmark: Secrecy of surveillance court is suffocating

"They who would use Force, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."

posted @ Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 16:59

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