Pretty balanced if this is to be believed.posted @ Friday, May 17, 2013 - 13:44
[quote][b]Zeb[/b] - Riding a bike is against the law on the highway. The dude deserved to [/quote]
Wrong on both counts, but you already knew that.posted @ Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 07:22
[quote][b]Curls[/b] - Biofuels are not cost competitive with the newly available, cheap natural gas. Plus more energy is spent in using biofuels than in using natural gas. How long will we continue to support this noncompetitive energy source ?[/quote]
I bet some old timer said the same thing when automobiles were appearing. "Why put good money into them new fangled horseless carriages when I got old Betsy here?"
Innovation is generally expensive in the beginning and gets better. Without vision, ...well you get the picture.posted @ Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 07:51
'Twas the custom of the sea that they brought to the land. Well known among the English seafarers. Man, what a tough choice to make.posted @ Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 07:54
The ones she got off were obviously mentally ill. Her client was under the influence of his brother, but not (far as I know) mentally ill.
He will get the DP after his constitutionally protected rights are exercised.posted @ Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 12:16
I would advise not wearing a backpack in or around any event unless you want someone to look in it. And get ready for more street cameras and drones.
Call it Big Brother or call it increased security, it will happen.posted @ Sunday, April 21, 2013 - 10:37
Aquifer storage and recovery is not new. It is regulated under EPA's underground injection control program (UIC) and has strict standards to prevent contamination of underground sources of drinking water. The general idea is to take good quality water (from the surface or another aquifer) and store it in a fresh water "bubble" in a more saline aquifer for reuse at some point in the future. You just have to make sure what you pump down and what you pump up meets standards.
Overall, the ASR concept is good. In this case, the primary desire is really not the environment, but a desire to allow further development in Atlanta (and use of the Chattahoochee to quench that thirst). Unfortunately, this only allows more cards to be stacked temporarily higher until something (monster drought) comes along to topple it.
Follow the money.posted @ Sunday, April 21, 2013 - 08:56
Anything that improves driver awareness is good. The fact that they use a symbol the driver do not understand may be confusing. Share the Road signs might have been better. Good for them regardless.posted @ Sunday, April 21, 2013 - 07:37
This is not rocket science. Take larger cuts at smaller airports which have less demand, and you make sure the big ones are appropriately staffed to minimize the delays.
One size fits all 10% cuts indicate either unimaginative management, or direction to ensure the public feels the pain. Both sides are to blame.posted @ Friday, April 19, 2013 - 08:17
I don't believe there is sufficient information to support your assertions. The rate of change will influence the cost/impacts. Thus, it is just supposition on both our parts as to the actual cost.
Unfortunately, that rate will be determined by folks who generally have an agenda. It is manageable, but it would take a competent manager to do it. I am hoping for a gradual transition, but who knows? I most likely will not be alive to see it anyway.posted @ Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 19:18
No worries!posted @ Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 16:10
@Fascist Pig Roast:
This fact sheet from the IPCC does not seem to support your assertions.posted @ Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 10:39
[quote][b]Stonehen Pantha[/b] - We just had a very cold winter. One of you scientist explain to me how that was caused by global warming please.
Here is one. Global warming is about world wide average temps. In fact, cold winters are consistent with a overall warming trend. As ice melts at the poles, it changes the salinity of the ocean currents, which can alter their flow patterns. Oceans rule weather, so when you change currents, you change weather. Think El Nino and La Nina effects. Now throw in a more major shift, to an overall warmer ocean (which fuels hurricanes) and you get the idea.
There are so many variables that pointing to an absolute "ah ha" is tough. Like I said, act and you get a benefit, don't and it becomes a "you'll find out." Maybe for you, maybe not, but for you kids?
As for the business shift, it will not be an immediate stoppage of fossil fuels. It will be gradual, and allow a transition. You think the big oil/coal boys are not already on the research curve? Yes, they want it while they can, but they are looking ahead as well.posted @ Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 09:39
Here is the deal:
If man made global warming is real, and we fail to act, we end up with the consequences.
If we act, and man is not a big factor in global warming, we have acted to create a healthier more sustainable planet. (Some jobs are lost/ some are created)
There is no downside to acting.posted @ Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 07:03
Two years for a trooper in prison is going to be a tough ride. Wonder where he will be sent?
Tragedy all around in any case.posted @ Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 07:15
Find them. Kill them. Period.posted @ Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - 08:45
Well, assuming Paul Broun is wrong, the earth is about 4.5 billion years old. There have already been a number of extinction level events, with the resulting changes in the dominant species. Bottom line is, our time on top has an upper limit. If you think not, what do you think the T-Rex thought (if he could)?
Get out while we still can.posted @ Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 06:43
[quote][b]Curls[/b] - Bike on roads at night with poor illumination -- we see it all the time. It is a wonder more are not killed.
Yes, I agree bad lights is a bad idea. But, he was hit by a drunk driver. Maybe the problem was the guy that hit him?posted @ Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 06:33
Man, with this on the record, what do you think will happen if the guard dog bites a customer or their kid? Free ranging "guard" dog during business hours????posted @ Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 06:27
Reminds of when Puritan minds decided naked Roman and Greek statues needed to have fig leaves added.posted @ Monday, April 8, 2013 - 06:36
The police and public always have problem of what a credible threat is. Do you allow innocent citizens to be "swatted", or do you seek corroboration on tips before acting?
Your house, 3am. Door bursts open with someone yelling "Police." Is is legit or is it a home invader seeking to do you harm. Do you respond with your firearm in hand and risk being shot by the police? Do you lay your weapon down and risk whatever the home invader wants to do?
What would you do?posted @ Sunday, April 7, 2013 - 08:36
Good judgement appeared to be in shorter supply than the kids' prepay account.posted @ Saturday, April 6, 2013 - 08:48
[quote][b]THE WATCHDAWG[/b] - I'd be willing to bet they were ready for a MARGARITA after that. [/quote]
Me too, but maybe they had a few before the hike!
posted @ Friday, April 5, 2013 - 11:26
[quote][b]THE WATCHDAWG[/b] -
Correct I couldn't agree more Bean's are cheap! [/quote]
Yes but the piping is an issue.posted @ Friday, April 5, 2013 - 08:35
The lead must be absorbed into the body. You can be around all manner of bad stuff if you don't eat or inhale it.posted @ Friday, April 5, 2013 - 08:20
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