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    Default Americans, global warming, 100 degree heat, aging infrastructure

    Well, it's all come together for the next few days.

    Americans caused global warming by driving cars that are too big on gas that is not taxed enough.

    So the world warms up and America with it with large areas of the country for the next few days forecast to experience over 100 degree heat.

    So we all put the AC on.

    But because you have been so tight and cheap about keeping your infrastructure up to scratch (unlike in Europe) there is a chance that the high voltage network will not be able to cope.

    This is a problem.

    I say tax the lot.

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    And in the Sierra mountains we have had 86' weather for a week, and more rain than in 25 years.

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    We lived without air conditioning for thousands of years. Those who whine and complain are a bunch of pansies.

    I couldn't care less if the A/C went out. My wife would beg to differ though...
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    Bla, Bla, Bla.

    Suck it up Ian.

    You sure do Bitch a lot.

    Just like a Woman with PMS.
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    Ian, go breathe some air in China or India. At least we try to reduce pollution here. Oh, escuse me for a minute, I've got to turn the AC down. Its above 100 degrees here today and I need a greater thermal shock when I come in from outside.
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    Ok, I'm back. now what was I saying? Excuse me. please; (can't be rude here)
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    New Yorkers are the most short on manners by far.

    But the bottom line is your car is heating up my planet.

    Take the bus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Gills View Post
    New Yorkers are the most short on manners by far.

    But the bottom line is your car is heating up my planet.

    Take the bus.
    But Ian, how do you know that I do not use public transportation as many New Yorkers do, to commute? Our MTA system here in the NY Metro area has the largest ridership in Northern America. Your bandwidth is causing much pollution here you know. New Yorkers' manners may seem rude to outsiders, but we really are not, especially to each other. You know, we don't want to get shot or stabbed by somebody for no good reason. I've been to every state in the US except 3: Alaska, Washington, and Oregon. People in many states are nicer than New Yorkers, but rather odd in many other ways I think. The DC population is not so nice, as there are too many politicians and criminals (is there a difference?) there.

    http://www.mta.info/mta/network.htm so, all these people are NOT using there cars to get to work or even go to the big apple from the 'burbs

    Enjoy the rest of your day Ian. I know I will especially if you keep posting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DonL View Post
    Bla, Bla, Bla.

    Suck it up Ian.

    You sure do Bitch a lot.

    Just like a Woman with PMS.
    He does have a very nice shirt, though Don.
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    Everyone should be required to have electric cars in the city. Hmmmmmm imagine thousands of extension cords hanging out of windows on Beacon street......LOL
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    Americans caused global warming by driving cars that are too big on gas that is not taxed enough.
    English caused global warming with Newcomens crappy steam engine that burned up every tree and coal seam in England and in hundreds of other nations with about a 2% efficiency rating.

    Their only good done was to kill a few tens of millions during exploration with syphyllis and smallpox and overwork. And hideous wars with long knives. Only the black death gave the earth a pause from the attacks of the English.

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    The climate threat is real and there is strong scientific evidence that American activity is the dominant cause of global warming that has occurred over the past fifty years. In 2011, China accounted for 22.3% of global carbon dioxide emissions and the US 19.1%. The UK accounted for just 1.7% in the same year.

    America is just too big and has too many people. And y'all too unwilling to take the bus.

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    [QUOTE=Ian Gills;311022 The UK accounted for just 1.7% in the same year.

    That puts the UK somewhat on par with Somalia and is a sign of its irrelevance. It's percentage would be higher if its cars started more often.

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    Our cars are smaller because we tax gas for environmental reasons (we pay about $10 a gallon).

    And we have public transport.

    So you don't see individuals driving their F150s to work and back....three hours away!

    You see small cars full of people. And buses. And trains.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Gills View Post
    Our cars are smaller because we tax gas for environmental reasons (we pay about $10 a gallon).

    And we have public transport.

    So you don't see individuals driving their F150s to work and back....three hours away!

    You see small cars full of people. And buses. And trains.
    Admit it, Ian. An F-150 would be great for hauling away tree branches right now, wouldn't it? What would be even better is a good old fashioned bonfire, but where I live the regulators have prohibited the same in urban areas. Maybe if you haul your branches to Ballvalve in an F-150 the little bonfire that he has will take care of them.

    I am glad that you and BobL are intact. See, the beer worked.

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