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  • eggsnham007 eggsnham007 Dec 27, 2010 5:51 PM Flag

    NYT OpEd - NE Blizzard Caused by Manmade Globalony Warming

    Bundle Up, It’s Global Warming

    THE earth continues to get warmer, yet it’s feeling a lot colder outside. Over the past few weeks, subzero temperatures in Poland claimed 66 lives; snow arrived in Seattle well before the winter solstice, and fell heavily enough in Minneapolis to make the roof of the Metrodome collapse; and last week blizzards closed Europe’s busiest airports in London and Frankfurt for days, stranding holiday travelers. The snow and record cold have invaded the Eastern United States, with more bad weather predicted.

    All of this cold was met with perfect comic timing by the release of a World Meteorological Organization report showing that 2010 will probably be among the three warmest years on record, and 2001 through 2010 the warmest decade on record.

    How can we reconcile this? The not-so-obvious short answer is that the overall warming of the atmosphere is actually creating cold-weather extremes. Last winter, too, was exceptionally snowy and cold across the Eastern United States and Eurasia, as were seven of the previous nine winters.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/26/opinion/26cohen.html?_r=2&ref=opinion

    Typical Libearl bass ackwards logic. Black is white and white is black. The ends justify the means.

    They won't quit trying to lie and decieve until they've got everyone under their control.

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    • http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/Global/story.asp?S=13826342

      Love to listen to liberal logic on the aforementioned.

      Only state without snow is Florida.

      • 4 Replies to eggsnham007
      • QWAK,eggs, The education system has EDUCATED too many BEYOND there own INTELIGENCE and ability to merge there SPECIALTY in to the REALITY of actual LIFE EXPERIENCE. :(

        They may be competent (?) in what they have learned BUT that does not mean there is a JOB once they have learned it! :(

        They turened HIGHER EDUCATION in to a CASH COW that would never run DRY as long as people could PAY with CREDIT! :(

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4M98x-FLp7E&feature=player_embedded

        Common SENCE and real UNDERSTANDING and INSIGHT in to how things ALL work together has been LOST and an ALICE in WONDERLAND -- SUREALE and unnatural but accepted NORM allowed to exist -- inside a BUBBLE that is NOW poping GLOBALY! :(

        http://inflation.us/collegebubble.html

        Too many people PAYED with DEBT to be EDUCATED (?) about things NO ONE wants and needs to SURVIVE in what will be a GLOBAL FINANCIAL HOLICOST! :(

        I guess being DYSLEXIC and not spelling like every one else so I did not go to COLLAGE has finely worked out for ME! :) LOL

        Silly ME -- I bought GOLD and SILVER -- it just made sence to ME! ;)

        the DUCK

    • QWAK,gooferb,The fall of Rome can be traced threw the DEBASMENT of both its SILVER CURENCY and SOCIAL VALUES from close to 100% pure and unadulterated to less than 2% at the END of the EMPIRE!

      The curency reflects the VALUES of the ones both RUNING the show and the participents and the AUDIENCE!

      Yes the US EMPIRE is a DEAD MAN WALKING -- like a wounded GLADIATOR at the Circus of Rome and when the FREE BREAD stops -- the MOB will burn and tare the place DOWN! :(

      the DUCK

    • Duck, the fall of Rome can be traced through its wine drinking. Rome's elite drank a lot of wine - but they weren't winos. They used lead goblets - which leached lead slowly but surely. Generations of the elite poisoned themselves and it lead to poor decision making. Look it up. 'cause its always best to fully understand the cause and not confuse such with the effects. You often do such, especially with "gold".

    • Konu said "Rome's elite drank a lot of wine ... They used lead goblets - which leached lead slowly but surely. Generations of the elite poisoned themselves and it lead to poor decision making."

      it couldn't have been the fact that "Rome's elite drank a lot of wine" that caused their "poor decision making"?

      http://ancienthistory.about.com/cs/romefallarticles/a/fallofrome.htm

      here's what a scholar had to say about the topic from the above link:

      There are adherents to single factors, but more people think a combination of such factors as Christianity, decadence, lead, monetary trouble, and military problems caused the Fall of Rome. Imperial incompetence and chance could be added to the list. Even the rise of Islam is proposed as the reason for Rome's fall, by some who think the Fall of Rome happened at Constantinople in A.D. 1453.

      once again points out how myopic frenchy Konu really is

    • bohraht,

      You really should try to interpret, understand, digest what you read instead of mouse jockeying it into a posting to pretend you know something. Of the listing you present:

      "...people think a combination of such factors as Christianity, decadence, lead, monetary trouble, and military problems caused the Fall of Rome. Imperial incompetence and chance could be added to the list. "

      Lead is the only thing listed that affects the brain detrimentally. All the rest derive from decision making (brain usage). Lead therefore is a cause, the rest are effects.

      But you would be better served looking up the effects of minute amounts of lead poisoning and how Rome's elites socially administered their toxin ingestion.

      Understanding "cause" is never a myopic exercise. It is the true kernel needed for understanding a problem and determining a proper solution. Take away the lead poisoning and much of the issues of "decadence, monetary trouble and military problems" would not be impactful.

    • Konu said "Lead is the only thing listed that affects the brain detrimentally. All the rest derive from decision making (brain usage). Lead therefore is a cause, the rest are effects"

      not so Konu

      a famed roman scholar disagrees with your thesis:

      Nriagu assumes the aristocracy of Rome to have consumed two liters of such wine a day (almost three bottles, which would seem to make alcoholism more suspect than lead poisoning) but estimates the lead intake from this amount to be much less, an average of 180 micrograms (µg) daily. Although the relationship between ingested lead and blood lead levels varies, he further estimates the total amount of lead absorbed in the blood from all sources to be 50 micrograms per deciliter (µg/dL). If correct, such a level would have significant physiological consequences, as reported by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

      There is brain and kidney damage in adults with blood lead levels of 100 µg/dL; gastrointestinal symptoms such as colic, with levels of approximately 60 µg/dL; anemia with levels of 50 to 80 µg/dL; neurological symptoms with levels of 40 to 60 µg/dL; depressed sperm count with levels of 40 to 50 µg/dL; and increased risk of preterm delivery, low birth weight, and impaired mental development with maternal blood lead levels of 10 to 15 µg/dL. The physiological insult to children would be much greater.

      http://penelope.uchicago.edu/~grout/encyclopaedia_romana/wine/leadpoisoning.html

      let's agree to disagree on the 'cause of the fall of the roman empire'

      as thousands of distinguished scholars over the centuries have been arguing over same

      i doubt the ko message board will be the final determinant to this centuries old debate

    • QWAK<canucanoe,You get a RED STAR in HISTORY for today! :)

      Yes LEAD was part of the EQUASION but YOU ignore our curent TOXIC inviroment which is MUCH WORSE than in ROME 2000+ years ago! :(

      the DUCK

    • Duck, ever the dark one - when will you see clearly? How can today be worse than Rome when they were embracing leaded cups with acidic liquids?

    • I just want to know who in the HELL gives duck 5 stars for his stupid comments. Probably dumb bohrat, eggs, and the duck himself. All idiots.


      that is all.

    • QWAK,canucanoe,You do NOT see the FOREST -- only one TREE! :(

      "How can today be worse than Rome when they were embracing leaded cups with acidic liquids?"

      We got FLORIDE -- a TOXIC substence -- in our water and you dare NOT drink untreated water from ANY river or stream or lake today!

      We have MILK full of HORMONES and ANTIBIOTICS and it is in the MEAT we eat TOO!

      We have geneticly altered grain crops that are IMUNE to toxins but are OK for people and anamals to eat??

      We have TOXIC AIR to breath in virtualy all cities every ware.

      We have MIRCURY in our teeth -- that must be desposed of as TOXIC WAIST when removed from your mouth -- BUT is OK in your mouth??

      We have PRESERVATIVES in our food so it will NOT spoil on the store shelf --- to INCREASE profits -- NOT because they are HARMLESS!

      YES canucanoe -- we live in a MORE TOXIC world than the ancient Romans! :(

      the DUCK

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