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  2. Russia probes II -- The Mueller Report

    Right. A lot of people are simply wrong, aren't they?
  3. Creme Egg 'addict' has tattoo on her back

    I ain't got no tattoo. What I look like? Circus folk?
  4. Russia probes II -- The Mueller Report

    I can do whatever I want, you have no power over me. I think Trump is a disgrace and a blight on our republic. I agree with the democrats on that. I don't agree with the Democratic green new deal proposal, nor do I agree with their scorched earth approach to fighting back against Trump. I am tired of the right ignoring the facts and buying into the narrative Trump is peddling, even though it is clearly false. I don't trust your side to do the right thing, because your side ignores reality and nothing good comes from that mentality.
  5. Russia probes II -- The Mueller Report

    There was a time in this country that it didn’t matter what side you were on, what mattered was what was important in achieving the best interest of this nation. You can tell I’ve been reading another book about the Constitution or our Founding Fathers Today, that is not so. The Progressives could care less about this nation along with half of the Republicans. But it’ll be up to what’s left, the real Conservatives that will keep this nation on track. As I said earlier, the up coming carnage will help make things right.
  6. Climate Change is a Hoax

    That may be a little over-kill. The actions we need to take will take time. Converting to wind power will take the US at least ten years. Most of the problems are simple logistics: inadequate financing, not enough trained workers, not enough concrete production capacity, court cases involving imminent domain of rights-of-way, etc. etc. With time, any of them are soluble. The sooner we get started, the sooner we get done. The current temperature excursion started in 1909. Between then and 1950, temps rose 0.30C. There were local highs of +0.07C in 1953, 1958 and 1963, roughly coinciding with the 1950s drought. There was another local high of +0.16C in 1973 with a rise of 0.90C beginning in 1978 and ending in 2016 (The "hiatus" was a dip in temps between 1998 and 2005.). CO2 concentrations have been rising since at least 1880 - the ice layer for that year at Vostok showed CO2 concentration of 290.8 ppm. The evidence strongly suggests that we were the cause of the temperature rise since 1909. Before that, one could make a good case for the temperature rise having been the result of the end of the Little Ice Age; although, the solar record says it ended in 1841. Daily, or monthly or yearly, ups and downs are weather doing its thing. Climate change is slow, averaged over thirty-year periods. The popular press writers who can't tell weather from climate are the ones stirring the pot. They seem to think that an unusually low or unusually high temp means something. Example: Oklahoma's all-time low temp was -28F, set in 2011 at Bartlesville. It's all-time high was 120F set in 1936 at Poteau and Altus. These numbers, alone, indicate nothing whatever about climate change. What you're seeing is a reaction by people who don't know what they're talking about, few if any of them are climate scientists. I'm really getting tired of pointing out that WIND IS THE CHEAPEST SOURCE OF ELECTRICITY. And as of the end of this year, solar will be cheaper than oil. It is predatory pricing that produces the higher price. So what's stopping you from converting to wind? I don't know about Victoria, but in Oklahoma, the wind is always blowing somewhere. Even when there is no apparent wind on the ground, those rotors are still turning. And even if the wind wasn't blowing, we could throw a few switches and bring wind power in from Wyoming or Iowa. It is REALLY hard to imagine no wind at all over the entire continent. Of course, Australia is a small continent.... We don't have problems with hydro-electric dams drying up. Our problem is that we have built dams everyplace that can hold a dam. We have no more places to put them. The exact mix of energy systems that is decided on will be different from country to country and even within a country. One size does not fit all. Not enough hydro-power? Use solar or wind. So flip a few switches and bring wind power in from somewhere else. Or haven't you thought of electrical grids in Australia? Germany is going solar. Hard to imagine a place less-suited to solar, but they are doing it. One can generate solar power on an overcast day. Not as much as on a clear day, not it can still be done. Have you thought of tidal power or wave-generated power? You're an island continent. You have energy sources clear around your perimeter. Engage your brains and solve the problem. Wind farms began being installed around here in the early 2000s. I am not aware of any that have been replaced or taken out of service. Bearings might need replacing and/or the towers need maintenance, but that's just a normal part of operating any kind of power station. The costs are borne by the power companies. Most of your assumptions don't hold up. Global warming started with the Industrial Revolution, about 1850, not in 1950. From 1909 to 1950 temps rose 0.30 C, while they rose about 1.0 C. between 1950 and 2016. Wind power is the cheapest source of electricity and there are few, if any interruptions of service caused by lack of wind (Maybe, if you only had one wind farm....). The new solar technologies could eliminate the need for transmission lines and are capable of generating about three times the power needed by the typical house. Battery technology is not quite there yet, but it is coming. Give it a few years. I suggest doing some reading on global warming and the new sources of clean energy. It's a brave new world out there. Why just sit in the dark and cry about there not being any light? Doug
  7. Mysticism Help Needed

    People change. Life, themselves, something, things change us.
  8. Help, what is this thing?

    Hmm. I wonder if it was the light from a flashlight. Perhaps a prowler was looking for a way in.
  9. Russia probes II -- The Mueller Report

    You can't ride the fence when you've been on one side of it for so long. Integrity starts with the individual voter and works it's way up. Whether we like it or not, we have to take a stand on one or other side of the divide. In American politics, there's no viable third option.
  10. Before the Cassini probe was sent plunging into Saturn in 2017, it provided some very interesting information about the moon Titan. It appears that this large moon of Saturn not only has lakes, some so large that they've sometimes been called seas, but that some of these lakes are up to 300 feet deep. Titan is the only solar system object, other than Earth, known to have liquid flowing at its surface. Of course at the temperatures on Titan this is not water, but liquid methane. Water there has the properties of rock, and is evidently eroded by rivers of liquid methane. Further details about Titan's cycle of evaporation, transport and precipitation of liquid methane, its geology, and its lakes, are included in the excellent article, linked below: https://www.universetoday.com/142009/methane-filled-lakes-on-titan-are surprisingly-deep/
  11. Russia probes II -- The Mueller Report

    The world is many shades of gray, but every one on this planet either follows a Left or Right way of thinking. It is only a matter of degree.
  12. Atheist vs. Agnostic Label

    Neither do I. Mostly due to how highly inconsistent it is. If it even exist at all.
  13. Russia probes II -- The Mueller Report

    Believe it or not RavenHawk, not everyone is a democrat or a republican. Not everyone can be defined by left or right wing ideology. The world is not black and white.
  14. Russia probes II -- The Mueller Report

    Only in your mind.
  15. Trump recognizes Israel's claim to the Golan

    Good, they're devious like we Brits used to be, a good way to survive when you are surrounded by (at least) 70 million people that want to kill you.
  16. Russia probes II -- The Mueller Report

    You share (or at least defend) the ideology. That is enough. There is no such thing as fence sitting.
  17. Russia probes II -- The Mueller Report

    Take a stand? For what? Both sides are crap and we need to bring back accountability, transparency, and integrity. That is what I stand for, and both sides are failing.
  18. Russia probes II -- The Mueller Report

    Ah, the Jussie Smollett argument.
  19. Most of the things people find in their attics should probably stay in their attics. But one unidentified woman in the U.K. is glad she waded into the one that used to belong to her late father-in-law. There she stumbled across a ring that contained a lock of Charlotte Brontë’s hair. Alison Flood at The Guardian reports that the plaited lock from the Jane Eyre author came to light during the latest episode of Antiques Roadshow. In the segment, filmed in Erddig, Wales, the woman explains that she came across it in a locked metal box with no key while clearing out her father-in-law's things. After going through “pots and pots of keys,” she finally found the right one to unlock it, but was disappointed when she found just a single ring inside. She couldn’t help but notice, however, that there was an inscription on the inside of the band. Using a magnifying glass to get a closer look, she made out the name Brontë and a date, in March 1855. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/ring-containing-charlotte-brontes-hair-discovered-attic-180971993/ https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/apr/17/charlotte-bronte-hair-ring-antiques-roadshow-bronte-society-braid-1855
  20. Russia probes II -- The Mueller Report

    Oh for God's sake, man, take a stand! Don't imagine you can just walk away, saying you were never part of that crowd. Your own words belie you.
  21. Atheist vs. Agnostic Label

    I'm open to the possibility. I just don't see any good evidence of it.
  22. Trump recognizes Israel's claim to the Golan

    Nah this isn't about land it's a religious war. I used to be for-giving land back, but HAMAS pushed me away from that when they attacked Israel in 2006 during the Land for Peace treaty. The Islamists aren't interested in peace, Israel should consolidate and defend and we Western "Democracy's" should back them up.
  23. Russia probes II -- The Mueller Report

    Again, it never did demonstrate anything of the kind. It showed that there was not enough evidence which is the same as being innocent in our system (you are innocent until proven guilty). Of course there is no evidence that he didn't do it. Innuendo is not guilt.
  24. Russia probes II -- The Mueller Report

    I've been told that many times here. Still waiting for someone to back it up. But you're right; the report DOES speak for itself. Not exactly glowingly, I might add. Maybe the Dems will succeed in getting Robert Mueller on the stand to speak for his report. I can't imagine anything he'd less like to do. But I'd watch it.
  25. Creme Egg 'addict' has tattoo on her back

    If you're going to get a tattoo make sure it's something you love
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