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Global Warming

Discussion in 'The OT' started by Buzz112, Feb 8, 2007.

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  1. Lord Vader

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    Someone had to be.
     
  4. Oct 8, 2007 #284 of 819
    machavez00

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    I think this is more important than gorebull waming

    Dihydrogen monoxide is colorless, odorless, tasteless, and kills uncounted thousands of people every year. Most of these deaths are caused by accidental inhalation of DHMO, but the dangers of dihydrogen monoxide do not end there. Prolonged exposure to its solid form causes severe tissue damage. Symptoms of DHMO ingestion can include excessive sweating and urination, and possibly a bloated feeling, nausea, vomiting and body electrolyte imbalance. For those who have become dependent, DHMO withdrawal means certain death.

    Dihydrogen monoxide:

    * is also known as hydroxl acid, and is the major component of acid rain.
    * contributes to the "greenhouse effect."
    * may cause severe burns.
    * contributes to the erosion of our natural landscape.
    * accelerates corrosion and rusting of many metals.
    * may cause electrical failures and decreased effectiveness of automobile brakes.
    * has been found in excised tumors of terminal cancer patients.

    Contamination is reaching epidemic proportions!

    Quantities of dihydrogen monoxide have been found in almost every stream, lake, and reservoir in America today. But the pollution is global, and the contaminant has even been found in Antarctic ice. DHMO has caused millions of dollars of property damage in the midwest, and recently California.

    Despite the danger, dihydrogen monoxide is often used:

    * as an industrial solvent and coolant.
    * in nuclear power plants.
    * in the production of styrofoam.
    * as a fire retardant.
    * in many forms of cruel animal research.
    * in the distribution of pesticides. Even after washing, produce remains contaminated by this chemical.
    * as an additive in certain "junk-foods" and other food products.

    Companies dump waste DHMO into rivers and the ocean, and nothing can be done to stop them because this practice is still legal. The impact on wildlife is extreme, and we cannot afford to ignore it any longer!

    The American government has refused to ban the production, distribution, or use of this damaging chemical due to its "importance to the economic health of this nation." In fact, the navy and other military organizations are conducting experiments with DHMO, and designing multi-billion dollar devices to control and utilize it during warfare situations. Hundreds of military research facilities receive tons of it through a highly sophisticated underground distribution network. Many store large quantities for later use.

    http://www.snopes.com/science/dhmo.asp
     
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    Cholly

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    Big Deal -- someone thought of a clever name for water. :nono: :icon_lame
     
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    It's not that someone came up with a clever name for water.. Read the Snopes article. It's that someone was able to convince people to sign a petition to BAN DHMO by showing them the above.
     
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    Exactly right. Everyone is entitled to an opinion, but with that everyone has the responsibility to be informed enough to be founded in that opinion. Sadly, PC society values emotional reactions from uninformed urchins as much as well studied positions by intelligent people. Sure, everyone counts, but ignorance is still ignorance. Poor choices yield poor results. Kind of obvious, but too many people just don't get it. That's why this global warming thing keeps making news. Plenty of great reasons to not use oil but global warming is not one of them.
     
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    Some were Members of Parliament.
     
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    Cholly

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    Sadly, people will sign petitions without reading or understanding them, based only upon what the person soliciting their signatures tells them. This has happened here in Charlotte, where a few people opposed to the development of commuter rail lines came up with a petition for a referendum to repeal a 1/2 percent sales tax for transit support. There's a pretty ugly battle going on now, because they got enough signatures to put repeal on the ballot this November. Over 60 percent of the tax revenue supports existing bus lines -- the rest is for equipment purchases and future development. People are up in arms because the light rail line due to open next month is way over budget (not surprising, considering inflation and a number of problems encountered once they started construction), and have had a knee jerk reaction because of it.
     
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    FogCutter

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    The water petition is very similar to today's global warming issue. Very complex with plenty of experts on both sides. Mix in politics and personal gain, well, we have a mess on many levels. Al Gore announced that if he wins the Nobel Prize, he will run for president. Personally, I believe this has been the plan all along.

    So the fate of our nation is in the hands of a bunch of upper crust Swedes.

    We live in very odd times.
     
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    Same here in Kansas City. Light rail passed last November. However, some local businessman (James B. Nutter) had people go out and ask people those sign petitions, telling them that it was to improve the plan. In reality, it was the repeal the light rail. Sounds like "chad" to me.

    People here in KC are sssoooooooo far behind when it comes to the environment, it's ridiculous. We just started door-to-door recycling in 2004, there are so many more SUVs here than in snow country, and we have a ton of coal-burning power plants.
     
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    That's the problem with governmnt by petition. If people learn that they can vote themselves money from the treasury they will do it at any opportunity. I've mentioned the tax situation here in Florida before, but, it bears repeating. In 1991 "the people" voted themselves special provisions regarding real estate taxes. They voted in the "Save our Homes" act and it became a constitutional ammendment. SOH caps the property tax increase for each year at 3% if your Florida home is your "homestead" and you live in it more than 6 months out of the year. It also gives the "homesteader" a $25,000 exemption on their home that is not taxed. Since the taxes have to come from somewhere those who move into the state and buy their first home, or those who own second homes (talk about taxation without representation and this is it) or commericial property have to make up the difference. Of course anyone with ANY background in Economics could have predicted what is happening here today. Growing (or shrinking) families who moved here in the mid '90's can't afford to move into a different home because they will be taxed at the current tax rates, not the rate that they have on the old house. This is especially hard on people who bought starter houses and now want that extra bedroom or two and old folks who want to downsize. The house next door to me is owned by a part timer from Maine. He is here about 4-5 months a year. His house (2334 square feet) is very similar to mine (2099 square feet). The taxes on my house, which I moved into in 1996 are $1988, the taxes on the house next door are $4758. The fellow across the street has had his house (1622 square feet) on the market for about 9 months. He bought another, larger house somewhere in the neighborhood. His house across the street is no longer "homesteaded" since you can't have two homesteded houses. Last year his taxes on the one across the street were $1866, this year they are $4644. This is also what a new buyer of that house would have to pay in RE taxes. Compound this with the rediculous insurance costs and people are leaving the state. Last year United Van Lines for the first time in their history moved more people OUT of Florida than INTO Florida. It wasn't even close.

    The stupidity of the American public can not be underestimated.
     
  13. Richard King

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    All driving prehistoric Volvos. :D
     
  14. FogCutter

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    I was in Sweden over the summer, and they are thick with Volvos over there, some Saabs, but mostly Volvos. They can't afford SUVs so the motorways are full of Volvo wagons pulling trailers. I didn't see Homo erectus driving mammoths in electric eel skirts but I am sure they were there fighting global warming.

    If Al Gore get the prize I am going to take back every nice thing I've ever said about the Swedes.
     
  15. Richard King

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    Tie me kangaroo down, sport....
    http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,22562480-662,00.html
    Greenpeace urges kangaroo consumption to fight global warming
    More....

    Where's PETA?

    This could all be solved if they would just buy my cowtalytic converters. I haven't been able to sell one yet, no matter how hard I try. :lol:
     
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    Throw some 'roo on the barbie
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    I hope that's not an "after" photo on the top and a "before" photo on the bottom.

    :lol:
     
  18. FogCutter

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    NEWS FLASH --

    Rumor has it Al Gore is winning the Nobel Peace Prize. Apparently he dropped everything and is heading overseas. Tomorrow is the big day, so we'll see.
     
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    If it were a prize for science it might help people believe in Global Warming more.
    Peace Prize? Sounds off-topic to this thread to me.
     
  20. Lord Vader

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    Hardly. It's right on topic.

    BTW, folks, similar rumors say that if Algore wins the Nobel "Peace" Prize, he will seriously consider running for president. :rolleyes:

    It's chilly out today, BTW. :D
     
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