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Ian Gills
12-17-2009, 12:24 PM
...to DC this weekend. Can a sump pump be used to make Slush Puppies?

It might be over 5 inches of the white stuff.

Cass
12-17-2009, 12:31 PM
Is there anything you can do to stop it???


Copenhagen is in the middle of a blizzard also...

Cass
12-17-2009, 12:40 PM
Ian...wouldn't you like to see the earth warm up and the polar caps melt so we can find the remains of the animals that got buried and are preserved in the ice and sow...

Ya know...the ones that were roaming around and eating plants before it started snowing and they became trapped and frozen in the ice and snow...like the ones we find from time to time...

I guess there wasn't enough carbon back then...

Ian Gills
12-17-2009, 12:51 PM
This snow storm we are about to get that might paralyze the Nation's Capital on Saturday is probably a direct consequence of global warming Cass.

WHICH in turn was caused by Americans who decided rather than live on a small, pleasant island where God was tolerated as long as you did not go on about him too much, that they knew better and jumped on a boat to go somewhere that was far too big for them and so everyone would now need a car to get around.

Phew.

So now we are in a situation where the weather is getting worse, just because you feel entitled to drive to work and deserve a car. You feel a victim in the face of any proposed tax increase on gas. And you have no-one but yourselves to blame.

You should have stayed at home in England or Ireland or wherever your ancestors came from. Then we could all take the bus and leave this great big field to the bison and those that Run with Bison.

Terry
12-17-2009, 12:55 PM
Hey, my relatives left for religious freedom.

The English weren't always very friendly.
The Indians were nicer.

And what is so bad about jungles in Alaska, they used to have them before it got so cold.

Ian Gills
12-17-2009, 01:00 PM
Let's just say that Holland would have been closer. And you can smoke weed there too.

http://www.faqnation.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/Pilgrim-Hat.jpg

Scuba_Dave
12-17-2009, 01:04 PM
I thought the Nations Capitol was always paralyzed ?

Terry
12-17-2009, 01:06 PM
I can't do the weed thing or the tequila thing.

I can do wine and beer though.

Ian Gills
12-17-2009, 01:17 PM
I can't do the weed thing or the tequila thing.

I can do wine and beer though.

Not even I would do them in that order.


I thought the Nations Capitol was always paralyzed ?

I am extremely proud to work near your federal employees Dave. They are some of the Nation's finest and you should salute them.

And DC is not paralyzed. The Senate managed to read aloud over 100 pages of that 767 page Heath Care Bill amendment yesterday (at the request of the Republicans) before it was pulled.

Scuba_Dave
12-17-2009, 01:22 PM
I do salute some of them
With one finger when they vote themselves pay raises

Ian Gills
12-17-2009, 01:32 PM
You can afford it Dave. Dig deep.

Scuba_Dave
12-17-2009, 01:42 PM
Not for those idiots

Cass
12-17-2009, 02:07 PM
As an English man you should understand that when the Dems pulled the bill and stopped reading it they broke over 200 years of Senate tradition by doing so...according to Senate Rules the only way it can be stopped from being read is with a 100% agreement vote of the Senate...But why should a little thing like that stop a Democrat from just doing anything they want...

Death to the Health Care Bill...I hope...

BTW you can head over to Europe and smoke all the weed you like...http://thm-a02.yimg.com/image/865e35c04329704e (http://rds.yahoo.com/_ylt=A0WTefdNripLg1QAcG6JzbkF;_ylu=X3oDMTBqZjdtb25 uBHBvcwMyNgRzZWMDc3IEdnRpZAM-/SIG=1jkq3prkt/EXP=1261174733/**http%3A//images.search.yahoo.com/images/view%3Fback=http%253A%252F%252Fimages.search.yahoo .com%252Fsearch%252Fimages%253Fp%253Dsmoking%252Ba %252Bjoint%2526b%253D21%2526ni%253D20%2526ei%253DU TF-8%2526pstart%253D1%2526fr%253Dslv8-%2526fr2%253Dtab-web%26w=500%26h=333%26imgurl=static.flickr.com%252 F3017%252F2694738723_0eb78f2556.jpg%26rurl=http%25 3A%252F%252Fwww.flickr.com%252Fphotos%252F-mistake%252F2694738723%252F%26size=35k%26name=Smok ing%2BGanja%26p=smoking%2Ba%2Bjoint%26oid=865e35c0 4329704e%26fr2=tab-web%26fusr=-mistake%26no=26%26tt=8843%26b=21%26ni=20%26sigr=11 hpmo00u%26sigi=11g83aur9%26sigb=13gg235fj)

Ian Gills
12-18-2009, 11:54 AM
...or California so I hear Cass.

Cass
12-18-2009, 12:02 PM
Medical reasons only as far as I know...

Ian Gills
12-18-2009, 12:25 PM
Oh yeah baby. I've never been in the purple before.

But I've got four wheel drive and I am ready...

...to stay in doors because driving that vehicle would contribute to global warming.

This is a direct consequence of American emissions:

http://i.imwx.com/images/maps/tropical/map_spectrop09_ltst_6nh_enus_600x405.jpg

Cass
12-18-2009, 12:27 PM
I know what you mean...the hotter it gets the more snow and cold we get...

Ian Gills
12-18-2009, 12:32 PM
It's the mositure that increase in heat pulls off the oceans that causes such dramatic snowfall.

Just look at what American gas has done to England. And all because you wanted to go to work. Get a job nearer to home. Please.

http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/46947000/jpg/_46947880_milkmanshornekent-brianfull.jpg

Terry
12-18-2009, 12:38 PM
Hey, send more of that snow here.
Our snow levels are hitting 4,000 plus feet this weekend, and I want to go skiing.

Can't ski in England though, they drive over to France for that, all the while contributing to Global Warming. Those darn Englishman wasting fuel to go skiing.

http://www.skiingholidaysinfrance.eu/content_images/skiing_holidays_in_france_10.jpg
Skiing in France. Does she look English?

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3252/2840435239_3a07e6ee7a.jpg
Okay, this is fast.

Cass
12-18-2009, 02:44 PM
I say every one drive 2-3 extra tanks of gas this weekend and bury Merry Old England in snow next week...

frenchie
12-18-2009, 04:08 PM
I know what you mean...the hotter it gets the more snow and cold we get...

Once it gets cold enough for precipitation to fall as snow instead of rain... well, yeah, of course warmer means more snow & colder means less snow. Common sense: warm air holds more moisture than cold air, right?

You sure you live in Cincinnati? I always assumed any northerner knows that.

Scuba_Dave
12-18-2009, 04:43 PM
Ian if you could leave your PC running & logged in that would be great
As soon as we see you go offline we'll know you've lost power & the storm is really bad
I've stocked up the wood bin on the back deck
Gen is all set just in case
Bring it !


really....don't

Ian Gills
12-18-2009, 05:35 PM
No, snow yet and I just went to buy some wood.

We'll get the fireplace going if the power goes.

The surge protector is good to go too.

I'm ready. 3 feet or more though and I'll have to clear the roof. I hear they start groaning after that.

We'll send some of the white stuff up to you Dave after we have finished with it here.

Call it a Christmas gift from the Feds!

Scuba_Dave
12-18-2009, 07:38 PM
Should be snowing there now ?

Scuba_Dave
12-18-2009, 08:18 PM
Found some MD & DC traffic Cams:

http://www.chart.state.md.us/TravInfo/trafficCams.asp#


I see snow !!

They are saying 12-18" now for us

Cass
12-19-2009, 04:08 AM
Ian...Good Morning America just said you might get 20" :eek: :eek: :eek:

Global warming is working real well...All we need to do now is move away from the sun a little and we will be all set...wait...no we need to change the magnetism of the earth...wait...no we need to change the solar system...or is it something else we just don't know about yet...well...I forget now..what is it exactly...

Scuba_Dave
12-19-2009, 06:57 AM
They have upgraded us to 15-20" with some areas getting 2 feet
I'll be loading some wood into the house just in case
I need to start the Gen & test

master plumber mark
12-19-2009, 07:35 AM
Ian...Good Morning America just said you might get 20" :eek: :eek: :eek:

Global warming is working real well...All we need to do now is move away from the sun a little and we will be all set...wait...no we need to change the magnetism of the earth...wait...no we need to change the solar system...or is it something else we just don't know about yet...well...I forget now..what is it exactly...


It looks like everyone on the east coast is going to get pounded hard
here in INDY we look to get maybe two inches....

CASS...
Now that you have brought up global warming, it makes me wonder with so much more water in the atmosphere from glaciers melting off ....

I wonder if a 10 - 15 foot snowfall over a large metro area would be out of the question some day...

we never thought that the glaciers and anartica would melt off so quickly
so who knows what is possible???

of course those scientists would say its all bunk...

not enough proof.....

so if it snowed 15 foot in your area would you see
that as a sign of trouble???.

Scuba_Dave
12-19-2009, 02:02 PM
I think Ian has been buried
I'm sure he'll just hire someone with all the extra && he has
......seeing how he always wants to pay more taxes :D
Hasn't started here yet
Wood bin is loaded, I have another load in the house by the fireplace
Plenty of kindling

frenchie
12-19-2009, 03:04 PM
I wonder if a 10 - 15 foot snowfall over a large metro area would be out of the question some day...



http://graphics2.snopes.com/photos/natural/graphics/oswego1.jpg

Scuba_Dave
12-19-2009, 03:38 PM
Ya mean like this ??

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y105/Daveywb/xmas/oswego1.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3090/2699624684_5ba3e10240.jpg

frenchie
12-19-2009, 03:57 PM
Uh, Dave...

Scuba_Dave
12-19-2009, 04:12 PM
Yes.........................:confused:

http://imgsrv.wbz.com/image/wbz/UserFiles/Image/news%20images/blizzard(greater_bostons_blizzard_78)2.jpg

http://www.michaeltougias.com/Route%20128.jpg

Scuba_Dave
12-19-2009, 07:56 PM
Snow has started !!
Ian must have collapsed from shoveling snow

Scuba_Dave
12-20-2009, 05:40 AM
We have ~12" or more on theground...another 3-6" still expected to come down
I think Ian was rushed to the ER

Cass
12-20-2009, 05:55 AM
It looks like everyone on the east coast is going to get pounded hard
here in INDY we look to get maybe two inches....

CASS...
Now that you have brought up global warming, it makes me wonder with so much more water in the atmosphere from glaciers melting off ....

I wonder if a 10 - 15 foot snowfall over a large metro area would be out of the question some day...

we never thought that the glaciers and Antarctica would melt off so quickly
so who knows what is possible???

of course those scientists would say its all bunk...

not enough proof.....

so if it snowed 15 foot in your area would you see
that as a sign of trouble???.

I am not saying global warming is not happening...I want to know with Scientific Certainty what the cause is...

Personally I don't believe is is from all the carbon dioxide...There are so many other things more likely to cause it...just one example is normal climate change...like the fossil record shows...something we have no control over...

master plumber mark
12-20-2009, 06:38 AM
I am not saying global warming is not happening...I want to know with Scientific Certainty what the cause is...

Personally I don't believe is is from all the carbon dioxide...There are so many other things more likely to cause it...just one example is normal climate change...like the fossil record shows...something we have no control over...


what exactly are you saying then??


basically you, or humanity does not want to take any of the blame
because if you did
you might have to radically change your life style.......
and everyone refuses to budge one bit .......

if their were only about 5 hundred million people on this planet
and we did not breed like mice, then every thing could probably
keep going on the same forever...

blame whatever you want to blame.....

but we are all in the same boat...
if you are in first class or are just one of the slaves shoveling coal....

eventually nature , or the Earth will correct this imbalance.....



nice blizzard pictures of 1978....... but thats only about 3 feet

if we were ever to get three times that much.......that would be something to live through..

Cookie
12-20-2009, 06:49 AM
There is a natural process to everything and nothing lasts forever for everything has an eventual death. Can we add to the speed of its eventual death?

Sure we can.

This application can be applied to anything. Humans can speed up their own death by doing harmful things to their bodies such as smoking, etc.

We can speed up the eventual & natural death of our planet by exhausting the resources or polluting it, etc. It is simply cause and effect.
One thing to look at is to compare in a sense is when another planet or a star just seemingly, dies. This is one of the reasons we look for planets similar to ours.

Common sense would dictate before their death there must had been changes. What caused their changes which eventually, led to their death?

Cass
12-20-2009, 07:00 AM
if their were only about 5 hundred million people on this planet
and we did not breed like mice, then every thing could probably
keep going on the same forever...



That is the falacy...when there were 5 million people here on earth the climate was totally different than it is now and the changes that took place between then and now had nothing to do with the increase in the population...

The Earth never remains the same...ever...it is constantly changing...

Cookie
12-20-2009, 07:15 AM
From the moment of any birth death has already started. Just a fact.

master plumber mark
12-20-2009, 07:49 AM
Trust me.....Mother Earth will heal herself....

of that I am sure of....

what bothers me or concerns me is the actual "healing process"....

we are actually seeing it begin on both the top and
bottom of the planet right now.......very rapidly in fact......

like I already stated in Iceland, they can hear the crashing
of the ice as it is being melted and is pulling out to sea..
and they are very concerned as to what it all means..

you might say that the energy centers of the planet are
being awakened... but to what final outcome??.

you can all speculate
as to what it means for the people living on it...


and you can talk and debate as to what should be done...


.

Cass
12-20-2009, 08:42 AM
Mother will not come to our rescue...

Scuba_Dave
12-20-2009, 08:48 AM
Trust me.....Mother Earth will heal herself....

of that I am sure of....


I agree....after she gets rid of us she will heal everything :D

Cass
12-20-2009, 09:34 AM
This planet like all others had a beginning and it has an end and all the Kings men can't stop it from it's appointed end...or from every thing in between...

frenchie
12-20-2009, 12:57 PM
Trust me.....Mother Earth will heal herself....

of that I am sure of....

.


You dreamy-eyed optimist, you... :)

The Universe doesn't care about 'mother earth" (by which I assume you mean the biosphere), any more than the "mother earth" cares about an individual species.

It could easily end up as a pile of lifeless rocks. There's nothing preventing it - in fact, over the long run, it's inevitable.

Ian Gills
12-20-2009, 02:54 PM
Well, I am back on line. According to my drywall set square we had 18" thanks to the Americans and their big cars.

I lost my internet connection and the roof made a creak or two.

And I did a whole lot of shoveling.

But my American Standard Cadet 3 toilet made it though the whole event without a hitch.

That is quality.

I wonder if Dave made it?

frenchie
12-20-2009, 03:18 PM
Well, I am back on line. According to my drywall set square we had 18" thanks to the Americans and their big cars.

I lost my internet connection and the roof made a creak or two.

And I did a whole lot of shoveling.

But my American Standard Cadet 3 toilet made it though the whole event without a hitch.

That is quality.

I wonder if Dave made it?

Dave's been covering for you while you were absent. Doing a good job of it, too. Claiming he doesn't understand snow in America, and saying how the feds should plough everyone's driveways.

Ian Gills
12-20-2009, 04:38 PM
I do like Dave. He has some good ideas about how this Nation should be run.

What makes me laugh about Americans is that they pride themselves in being self-reliant (and plough their own driveways) yet still pay tax for someone to do it for them (the Feds) and then argue that it's a bad idea if the Government does do it!

Your Government has it so easy.

Nobody wants them to do anything and they still take your tax dollars!

S-t-u-p-i-d

Scuba_Dave
12-20-2009, 05:06 PM
Never been off....well....offline
Here they plow the road.....and I think plough the fields
I want my Honda !!!


http://i.treehugger.com/files/honda-hybrid-snowblower-01.jpg

Ian Gills
12-20-2009, 05:10 PM
That is a nice blower.

Redwood
12-20-2009, 05:24 PM
One day there will be global warming and the co2 production means nothing.

When the sun runs out of hydrogen and starts consuming helium.....
http://starryskies.com/articles/2008/05/sun-shine.html

Peanut9199
12-21-2009, 01:31 PM
That is a nice blower.

How do you know her?

Cass
12-22-2009, 05:08 AM
And I did a whole lot of shoveling.

But my American Standard Cadet 3 toilet made it though the whole event without a hitch.

That is quality.



Ian...I know your from England but you really aren't supposed to flush the snow down the Cadet 3...just throw it out of the way...

http://thm-a04.yimg.com/image/52d99bf34e84d33c (http://rds.yahoo.com/_ylt=A0WTb_u.xjBLdCcBTjKJzbkF;_ylu=X3oDMTBqOWNzdmt oBHBvcwM0MARzZWMDc3IEdnRpZAM-/SIG=1k90ulneu/EXP=1261574206/**http%3A//images.search.yahoo.com/images/view%3Fback=http%253A%252F%252Fimages.search.yahoo .com%252Fsearch%252Fimages%253Fp%253Dshoveling%252 B%252Bsnow%2526b%253D21%2526ni%253D20%2526merge%25 3D1%2526ei%253Dutf-8%2526pstart%253D1%2526fr%253Dyfp-t-701%26w=400%26h=300%26imgurl=laragallagher.com%252 Fblog%252Fuploaded_images%252Fshovelingsnow-712542.jpg%26rurl=http%253A%252F%252Flaragallagher .com%252Fblog%252F2008%252F02%252Ftalk-about-tuesday.html%26size=27k%26name=shovelingsnow%2B71. ..%26p=shoveling%2B%2Bsnow%26oid=52d99bf34e84d33c% 26fr2=%26no=40%26tt=31654%26b=21%26ni=20%26m=1%26s igr=11t9nsmfm%26sigi=11v63ap58%26sigb=13gl1229n)

Scuba_Dave
12-22-2009, 07:26 AM
That is a nice blower.

Nah....she sucks

FloridaOrange
12-22-2009, 10:42 AM
http://wbbh.images.worldnow.com/images/275419_G.png

High of 70*, low down to 44* tonight.

Can't you guys keep your cold weather up there????

Peanut9199
12-22-2009, 12:14 PM
9298

High of 18* feels like 5*, low down to 0

But no snow as of yet.

Redwood
12-22-2009, 05:42 PM
We got a little over 24"....

http://vortex.accuweather.com/adc2004/pub/includes/columns/community/2009/snow1221as2.png

I'll take that over the summer heat and humidity in Florida any day....:rolleyes:

Scuba_Dave
12-22-2009, 07:11 PM
Yeah we got hit pretty good
South Shore of MA....right in that storm sweet spot
But with winds a lot of it blows away from the driveway