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15 December 2008 - 10:07 AM
litespeed said:Just Three Things
1) There is no consensus current warming is forced by human CO2.
.: U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works :: Minority Page :.
2) Further, cold is bad, warm is good. Believe me, you will not grow tomatoes in Summer Time Chicago the next time it is under half a mile of ice.
First of all, that's just two things.
Quote1) There is no consensus current warming is forced by human CO2.
That depends on where you get your information and who you ask? There is a general concensus among the world's top climatologists affiliated with the IPCC that human activities, including the release of carbon dioxide and continual deforestation practices, are a primary factor in recent warming trends.
Concensus does not mean that everyone has to agree.
Quote2) Further, cold is bad, warm is good. Believe me, you will not grow tomatoes in Summer Time Chicago the next time it is under half a mile of ice.
One's opinion of whether hot or cold is good or bad is purely subjective and is ultimately irrelevant when considering the potentially devastating effects on populations of people as a result of our ignorant persistance in poluting our environment and destabilizing climatic systems, and our egotistical unwillingness to acknowledge the warning signs and modify our behavior.
Also, this thread is intended to discuss the seemingly unusual lack of sunspots and solar activity, and it is preferable that we not spiral off into another discussion on the merits of AGW here.
05 July 2008 - 06:03 PMI was curious -
Consider the attached line graph below:
At one end of the scale is a Quark, at the other end is the expanse of the Known Universe.
Where would human beings likely fall on this scale relative to size?
Is there a way to calculate such a thing?
Does anyone know if it has been done?
20 May 2008 - 06:34 PMI wanted to share this excerpt from Bill Moyers' new book Moyers on Democracy.
In our quest to bring our Individual Realities closer to Actual Reality, I think this bit of old style journalism by Mr. Moyers does a fairly good job of tapping into some realities about our nation that do not receive enough scrutiny.
One thing I've learned in life is that we cannot move toward improving our condition if we are unwilling to take a serious look at what is generating our dysfunction. Moyers' commentary does just that. And while many may find what he has to say rather unpleasant, it is a bitter pill we must swallow if we are to advance toward a better society.
I hope that you will read the entire segment at the link below and consider the picture that is drawn by the dots he connects.....and then comment on how that picture can be improved as you see it. And please, I am also open to international opinion because these are international issues as well.
Together, I believe we can establish a new course. One that truly values freedom, justice, and consideration of others, without sacrificing the dream of happiness, prosperity, and success. But we are going to have to do some things differently.
Democracy in America Is a Series of Narrow Escapes, and We May Be Running Out of Luck
QuoteDemocracy in America is a series of narrow escapes, and we may be running out of luck. The reigning presumption about the American experience, as the historian Lawrence Goodwyn has written, is grounded in the idea of progress, the conviction that the present is "better" than the past and the future will bring even more improvement. For all of its shortcomings, we keep telling ourselves, "The system works."
Now all bets are off. We have fallen under the spell of money, faction, and fear, and the great American experience in creating a different future together has been subjugated to individual cunning in the pursuit of wealth and power -and to the claims of empire, with its ravenous demands and stuporous distractions. A sense of political impotence pervades the country - a mass resignation defined by Goodwyn as "believing the dogma of 'democracy' on a superficial public level but not believing it privately." We hold elections, knowing they are unlikely to bring the corporate state under popular control. There is considerable vigor at local levels, but it has not been translated into new vistas of social possibility or the political will to address our most intractable challenges. Hope no longer seems the operative dynamic of America, and without hope we lose the talent and drive to cooperate in the shaping of our destiny.....
12 March 2008 - 05:15 AMHappy Birthday Freeztar!
The Big 30
On my 30th birthday, I made my first static line jump from an airplane at 4,400 ft.
I expect something similar out of you, like maybe falling three feet off of your stool.......drunk.
Hope you have a great day on your special day.
08 March 2008 - 02:07 PMHELP!
My computer is continually becoming infected with a pesky adware trojan called Virtumonde.
I'm running McAfee Internet Security Suite, which does not detect it, and Spy Sweeper which detects it as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) at the point it is trying to enter my machine.
But even though I tell it not to install the object, it is getting in anyway and is found when I conduct a sweep. I'm able to quarantine it and delete it after a reboot, but it keeps showing up again.
This thing is either replicating itself in my machine, or it is repeatedly being downloaded through my internet connection, even when I'm not online.
Every time I conduct a search, some spyware company is trying to get me to buy their products. I'm beginning to think that they are the one's creating these stupid viruses.
Do any of you computer geniuses have any experience with this or any recommendations?