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4 minutes ago, mikewof said:

Nonsense. It's just a day where you help the elderly and those who aren't able do things that help to get done once per year. I'm building a screened in porch for an elderly neighbor so her cats can get fresh air with her, and she doesn't need to worry about them being eaten by the coyotes or foxes. I took the day off work last year to clean out her gutters, get her planting areas ready for the spring, I cut down a bunch of smaller trees and limbs so she could get to her back yard. And I yelled "Happy Neighbor Day!" to everyone. To which almost everyone responded with "Happy Neighbor Day!" And I accomplished something useful there, after her husband passed away some twenty years ago, she has trees growing too close to her house, which threaten the foundation, her fence was falling down, and she doesn't have the money to pay for major work. So one lousy day a year, we fix things like that.

It's not terribly complicated.

Another part of Neighbor Day is cleaning out public areas. My areas has a lot of drainage ditches that accumulate a lot of trash. Once-per-year gets most of it out of there. Last year the boys and I pulled about ten loads of trash out of as many of the drainage areas in the neighborhood that we can find.

Here is one of the loads ...

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And another load ...2067264968_2ndload.thumb.jpg.fc274cab1b5d91dd74a0a48a9e35fe77.jpg

Just a few hours and we cleared almost 500 pounds of debris out of the drainage and waterways. Plus, 3/11 is a great day for this, because it's usually fairly warm, but the vegetation hasn't come back in yet, which makes it easier to pull out debris before it's locked in again for another year. (That's my beloved Polaris Indy Trail, by the way, I blew up her engine last year though.)

And then after all the hard work of Neighbor Day is done, you hoist yourself an ice-cold beer, give the kids all the sugary soft drinks and chips they could want and salute your Neighbors and Neighbor Day on a swell day filled with service, that has nothing to do with politics, or religion or ideology. Social Distancing works fine on Neighbor Day, it's an all-outdoor holiday.

We do have three political agendas with Neighbor Day though, but they aren't core to the day ...

  1. Statehood and equal representations for the residents of Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, USVI, Saipan, Tinnian, Washington D.C..
  2. Removal of the Criminality Clause of the Thirteenth Amendment, slavery needs to be abolished for everyone.
  3. One day a year when even these two issues, along with all talk of politics and religion are not spoken. Neighbors need to be neighbors.

You can do Neighbor Day in Australia too. But the reason we use 3/11 as the day, is because many cities in the USA have 311 phone service, to which the elderly can call for help like the things mentioned above, and volunteers can call to volunteer their time to help. Unlike the Internet, 311 is accessible and understandable to all.

 

 

Why do you hate coyotes and foxes?

And why can't you keep the public areas clean every day?

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11 hours ago, phillysailor said:

I don’t think impeaching the peachman will be easy, but I do believe it will put the GOP in the hot seat: “do we endorsethe events of Jan 6 as an appropriate symbol of the Republican Party?” It may even morph into “do we want the GOP to survive?”

When details about the efforts made by Congresscritters enabling planners of violence to be more effective are better understood, and when communications between the WH and the DoD are made public, perhaps this sedition will be more obvious for a greater number of cult members to grasp.

So I don’t think Articles need to be acted on immediately, unless salient details are already known in the right circles, and arms can be twisted and votes secured using that knowledge as power.

But it must be said that impeachment is a political punishment for political crimes and misdemeanors. The standard in law is a rough guideline, but in reality this comes down to what can be negotiated in closed rooms that used to be smoke filled.

The goals of the GOP and the desire of politicians to have a productive career will have great influence on the president’s “guilt or innocence”. As the country finds itself dealing with information about the events leading up to Jan 6 and the president’s actions on that day, Republicans may beg for impeachment to release their inner hyena and rend Scar limb from limb in a sudden spasm of patriotism/bloodlust; a fitting end to the Lyin’ King.

If they can genuinely get it done with minimum diversion from the more pressing issues of the day, why not? But if it drags on for a month or two, preventing Congressional Action on issues of poverty, ethnicity, pollution and corruption, and then ends ambiguously anyway, like the last one, then how do you feel about it?

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14 minutes ago, mikewof said:

Nonsense. It's just a day where you help the elderly and those who aren't able do things that help to get done once per year. I'm building a screened in porch for an elderly neighbor so her cats can get fresh air with her, and she doesn't need to worry about them being eaten by the coyotes or foxes. I took the day off work last year to clean out her gutters, get her planting areas ready for the spring, I cut down a bunch of smaller trees and limbs so she could get to her back yard. And I yelled "Happy Neighbor Day!" to everyone.

Um Mike, many of us with elderly neighbours help them with tree cutting, hospital visits, bury their dead, cats and keep an unintrusive  eye on them 24/7 52 weeks a year. We don't need to virtue signal "Happy neighbour day" while we do it.:rolleyes:

One week of every year is designated National Brotherhood Week.
This is just one of many such weeks honoring various worthy causes.
One of my favorites is National Make-Fun-Of-The-Handicapped Week,
Which Frank Fontaine and Jerry Lewis are in charge of as you know.
During National Brotherhood Week various special events are arranged
To drive home the message of brotherhood - this year, for example,
On the first day of the week, Malcolm X was killed, which gives you
An idea of how effective the whole thing is.
I'm sure we all agree that we ought to love one another,
And I know there are people in the world who do not love
Their fellow human beings, and I hate people like that!

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6 minutes ago, Ease the sheet. said:

Why do you hate coyotes and foxes?

And why can't you keep the public areas clean every day?

Foxes are fine, but they do eat small dogs and cats, which tends to leave some of the elderly heartbroken.

Coyotes are okay in the fringe areas, but the problem with coyotes is that they never had so much range until we exterminated the wolves and most of the lions in our state due to ranching concerns. This allowed the coyotes free range over much larger areas than they ever had. Coyotes are an odd species, unlike foxes, they apparently all have some domestic dog DNA in them.

Here is a photo of a local fox, notice that it is clearly a wild animal, regardless that it feels comfortable around people. (Unfortunately, some asshole neighbor killed this one.) Coyotes on the other hand, vary nearly as much as pet dogs, from huge to small, their coloring is all over the place. They will displace native species with no effort at all, and threaten endangered species ...

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7 minutes ago, Shortforbob said:

Um Mike, many of us with elderly neighbours help them with tree cutting, hospital visits, bury their dead, cats and keep an unintrusive  eye on them 24/7 52 weeks a year. We don't need to virtue signal "Happy neighbour day" while we do it.:rolleyes:

One week of every year is designated National Brotherhood Week.
This is just one of many such weeks honoring various worthy causes.
One of my favorites is National Make-Fun-Of-The-Handicapped Week,
Which Frank Fontaine and Jerry Lewis are in charge of as you know.
During National Brotherhood Week various special events are arranged
To drive home the message of brotherhood - this year, for example,
On the first day of the week, Malcolm X was killed, which gives you
An idea of how effective the whole thing is.
I'm sure we all agree that we ought to love one another,
And I know there are people in the world who do not love
Their fellow human beings, and I hate people like that!

Same here.

The point of Neighbor Day is to take on projects that one would otherwise not take on because they are too large to tackle without taking time off from work.

As for cleaning out the waterways, that once-per-year cleaning makes a world of difference, and having lots of people do it on the same day makes sure that it actually gets done.

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1 minute ago, mikewof said:

Same here.

The point of Neighbor Day is to take on projects that one would otherwise not take on because they are too large to tackle without taking time off from work.

As for cleaning out the waterways, that once-per-year cleaning makes a world of difference, and having lots of people do it on the same day makes sure that it actually gets done.

Not sacrificing that much then?:rolleyes:

 

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28 minutes ago, AJ Oliver said:

Way back in grad school we had a brilliant lefty prof 

He was a committed socialist, but curiously was not a joiner at all. 

We kidded him about being an anti-social socialist. 

Grain of truth alert: You really cannot be much of a leftist if you do not belong to and support leftist organizations. 

Right Mike ?? @mikewof

And . . .  gated communities are all the rage in the US now - and I do mean rage. 

A whole lot of them certainly are surrounded by barriers. 

Many have their own police & fire departments, members only private libraries - they are moving toward members only schools, water & sewer, etc. 

They are bailing on our poor ol' republic, such as it is. 

There is no grain of truth to that. In fact George Orwell (Eric Blair) was very clear to the problems of being a lefty in these organizations in Road to Wigan Pier. The problem with many of these organizations is that they act as a kind of pressure relief valve for the membership and often prevent members from doing meaningful actions. In your case, you donate case to various 501(c)3s, but what if you just bypassed all that overhead, and used your money to travel to someplace where the Drone Wars have killed innocents and tried to make a difference there?

Aside from that, I do and have belonged to lefty scientific and environmental advocacy groups.

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6 minutes ago, Shortforbob said:

Not sacrificing that much then?:rolleyes:

 

Perhaps not in your case, you apparently don't need to work.

But in the case of people who have to work to feed their families, taking a day off from work where they receive no pay, or have it hit their two weeks of vacation per year (that's all that many of us get in the USA), it's quite a sacrifice.

 

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50 minutes ago, benwynn said:

Home Owners Association

It's a neighborhood where rules are established and enforced by members elected by the residents.  Like having specific paint colors you can use on the exterior of your home and limits on how long the blades of grass in your lawn are allowed to grow. Back when I was doing some utility engineering, I would have to attend HOA meetings on occasion. Sometimes I would get pushed to the back of the agenda and have to listen to resident complaints.  I always considered it an achievement if could make it through 30 minutes without quietly getting up and going out into the parking lot to kill myself. 

HOAs suck, but in many places in the USA, where older neighborhoods without the HOAs are the premium, more expensive ones, that's the only choice of working class people.

In NYC, it's essentially impossible for anything less than a multi-millionaire to own a home that isn't governed by a co-op board or condo association. HOAs are the emerging reality for a lot of regular people, and from what I can tell, nobody really likes them all that much, except for the handful of people who want conformity. But for everyone else who want to fix an old car, or store a boat in their driveway, or paint their house a cool color, they suck. I would prefer not live in one, but finding a governance-free house isn't an option for me at the moment.

I would like to live in my late grandmother's house in Denver, but it isn't an option, the costs are too high. Of course, now with people paying zero rent, that kind of defeats the whole purpose, but c'est la vie.

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14 minutes ago, mikewof said:

Foxes are fine, but they do eat small dogs and cats, which tends to leave some of the elderly heartbroken.

Coyotes are okay in the fringe areas, but the problem with coyotes is that they never had so much range until we exterminated the wolves and most of the lions in our state due to ranching concerns. This allowed the coyotes free range over much larger areas than they ever had. Coyotes are an odd species, unlike foxes, they apparently all have some domestic dog DNA in them.

Here is a photo of a local fox, notice that it is clearly a wild animal, regardless that it feels comfortable around people. (Unfortunately, some asshole neighbor killed this one.) Coyotes on the other hand, vary nearly as much as pet dogs, from huge to small, their coloring is all over the place. They will displace native species with no effort at all, and threaten endangered species ...

fox.thumb.jpg.80954d9cc69891e302dbffbcdc3590a5.jpg

It's interesting how you pick introduce species over indigenous.

It's not something I would do.

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17 hours ago, Ease the sheet. said:

the great causes are a distraction.

 

if you continue to follow your ideals, your so called great causes becomes easy molehills to climb

That's nonsense. Just managing our institutional racism is an enormous task. It involves restructuring entire industries. Go look at the Tom Ray thread with BLM to get an idea of how hard it has been for even one jurisdiction in the USA to get rid of cash bail. And in the case of public education, state adoption boards, tax codes. These are going to be enormous, monumental efforts. LBJ devoted a significant part of his administration to this cause and he had to move heaven and earth to even move the needle.

If you see these as "molehills" from your perch in Australia, that's probably in large part because the Europeans slaughtered most of the natives and then made sure that mostly Europeans came in for the next few generations.

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11 minutes ago, mikewof said:

Perhaps not in your case, you apparently don't need to work.

But in the case of people who have to work to feed their families, taking a day off from work where they receive no pay, or have it hit their two weeks of vacation per year (that's all that many of us get in the USA), it's quite a sacrifice.

 

Actually Mike, I do need to work. But it's true I can use my 10 days per year National personal leave to assist my Neighbours. Or my National 4 weeks per year Holiday leave.

Perhaps you could concentrate your time fixing your shitty National worker entitlements 

https://www.fairwork.gov.au/how-we-will-help/templates-and-guides/fact-sheets/minimum-workplace-entitlements/personal-leave-and-compassionate-leave#personal-carers-leave

But that would require commitment wouldn't it? 

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4 minutes ago, Shortforbob said:

Actually Mike, I do need to work. But it's true I can use my 10 days per year National personal leave to assist my Neighbours.

Perhaps you could concentrate your time fixing your shitty National worker entitlements 

https://www.fairwork.gov.au/how-we-will-help/templates-and-guides/fact-sheets/minimum-workplace-entitlements/personal-leave-and-compassionate-leave#personal-carers-leave

But that would require commitment wouldn't it? 

We don't have that here. As for my time, I spend it on Neighbor Day, and that's work that goes through the whole year. I'm more than committed to my causes, thank you.

That you have that 10 days of national service is great, but we don't tend to have that here. The typical now is 2 weeks of vacation, sometimes a few personal days, and sick leave varies.

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Oh, lovely.  Another thread spent arguing with Mikey.  What a waste of keystrokes.  

 

Meanwhile, the corner the Republican party has backed them selves in is becoming more of an acute angle.  (Even though they are obviously obtuse.)

 

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On 1/12/2021 at 11:52 AM, d'ranger said:

A congressman from the Houston area had "Swamp traitor" spray painted across the front of his office. He voted to certify the election results. He is a Republican.

I've seen lots of Righties refer to any Republican who is not still supporting Trump as RINOs (Republican In Name Only).

I think the time is ripe for a third party to rise up and welcome all of the more extreme right, letting the GOP move back to the centre.

Rand Paul can be their leader.

 

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11 minutes ago, Left Shift said:

Oh, lovely.  Another thread spent arguing with Mikey.  What a waste of keystrokes.  

 

 

 

Simply the intermission entertainment while you're all asleep.

Or at Work. (Dunno why Mikey's not at work middle of Friday afternoon)

Carry on :)

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4 minutes ago, Expat Canuck said:

I've seen lots of Righties refer to any Republican who is not still supporting Trump as RINOs (Republican In Name Only).

I think the time is ripe for a third party to rise up and welcome all of the more extreme right, letting the GOP move back to the centre.

Rand Paul can be their leader.

 

The real wannabe's are Hawley and Cruz and those two nut-job gun-packing congress critter-ettes.  

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On 1/12/2021 at 1:52 PM, Raz'r said:

Here's where @Burning Manhas the civil war shit wrong. there's a sizeable minority of the 'merikans, 30%? More?  They truly believe that Biden is an imposter president and that they need to take up arms against an illegitimate gov't. That's NOT what the 2nd is for. It's to DEFEND the legitimate govt from enemies, foreign and domestic. To take part in continental defense against the powers of Europe, etc. But he will continue to get it wrong, and this insurrection is an outcome of that flawed thinking.

FTFY.  And you continue to be wrong on this.  The 2A is meant to protect the Constitution and the democratically elected gov't who is following the Constitution.  Joe Biden was legitimately elected and the gov't on Jan 20th WILL become THE legitimate gov't of the US.  The 2A was intended to protect and defend against domestic enemies who were trying to or had usurped power illegitimately.  Just because they "think" that Biden is an imposter and not elected fair and square doesn't make what they are doing right, nor does it invalidate the reason the 2A was enacted.  It makes them seditionists and insurrections, irregardless of how righteous they think they are.  

Now had trump been successful in his coup attempt and remained in office after the 20th AND all other avenues for redress or remedies to fix it had been tried and failed, such as using the courts and congress..... THEN and only then does the ability to invoke a 2A SOLution exist.  

See the difference?  

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On 1/12/2021 at 5:18 PM, NeedAClew said:

You can be an Independent. I never have registered R or D. Both parties suck but I must say the R have really sucked the shark. There are more Independent voters than registered R voters.

The problem with being independent is that you usually don't get a say in the primary in most states.  That's why we get such fucked up candidates, is because all the sane people rarely vote in the primary and the more extreme candidate gets put forward.  

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On 1/13/2021 at 2:35 AM, B.J. Porter said:

The general libtard response at the moment for "unity" and "coming together" is: Fuck you.

We're not closing this divide until they jettison the fascists, denounce them, hold people accountable for their words and actions, and actually act contrite instead of arrogantly demanding "unity" now they they've been pantsed by the Trump we all knew was out there.

Concur.

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6 minutes ago, Burning Man said:

FTFY.  And you continue to be wrong on this.  The 2A is meant to protect the Constitution and the democratically elected gov't who is following the Constitution.  Joe Biden was legitimately elected and the gov't on Jan 20th WILL become THE legitimate gov't of the US.  The 2A was intended to protect and defend against domestic enemies who were trying to or had usurped power illegitimately.  Just because they "think" that Biden is an imposter and not elected fair and square doesn't make what they are doing right, nor does it invalidate the reason the 2A was enacted.  It makes them seditionists and insurrections, irregardless of how righteous they think they are.  

Now had trump been successful in his coup attempt and remained in office after the 20th AND all other avenues for redress or remedies to fix it had been tried and failed, such as using the courts and congress..... THEN and only then does the ability to invoke a 2A SOLution exist.  

See the difference?  

That you think you, and you alone get to determine what is constitutional? Nope, more of the same. There's a large majority of Republican voters who absolutely believe that Trump had the election stolen, and in their minds, the answer is the 2nd.

the 2nd, of course, referred to militias needed to fight invasion from hostile forces.

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On 1/13/2021 at 11:56 AM, Mrleft8 said:

and pressuring Georgia’s secretary of state to “find” enough votes for him to overturn the legitimate election result there."

I honestly am at a loss to understand why this was not included in the articles of impeachment.  WTF was nancy thinking?

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1 hour ago, Shortforbob said:

No so, One can support many Left wing causes without joining this org or that.

Personally, I've joined many, only to leave because most have their own cliques and power structures that are unpleasantly authoritarian and have this "for us or against us" attitude like just about every organisation, whether it be the local Food distribution network or  the National CP.

Someone always has to be in charge and internal politics suck.

You just described AJ, based on his postings here, to a T.

By his logic, you can't be a right winger unless you belong to a right-wing organisation either. Which means those 'lone wolf' types who don't belong to anything can't be right-wing.

If you believe his bullshit, that is. Or perhaps he has a different set of rules for the other side, whatever.

Personally I'm a firm believer in the Marx philosophy of belonging to organisations...

FKT

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On 1/14/2021 at 11:33 AM, Danceswithoctopus said:

I am not an Australian. I've said here before (and even been ridiculed for doing so) that my American heritage predates the Constitution and includes both Revolutionary War (on both sides) officers and a decorated Civil War officer. My Great-Great Grandfather marched with Sherman, helped to take Atlanta, is buried at Monticello, and was decorated for meritorious conduct with the 107th Illinois Infantry.

How much were he and his comrades willing to sacrifice for their idealism? And why do you, @mikewof, with your "lefty" ideals, have so much disrespect for the sacrifices of the Union soldiers who defeated the last insurrection?

Your suggestion is to overlook a violent attack on the seat of government, on the People's House, instigated and encouraged by a sitting president.

As an American, I respectfully disagree. This pox on our country can not be tolerated.

I have to admit right now that I'm not all that objective. Perhaps I'm just triggered by seeing that Confederate Battle Flag being displayed with impunity in the Capitol building. I'm actually experiencing an internal battle right now to not call for that traitor to be hung.

As I've said in previous posts, this isn't easy, nor is it painless, but in order to preserve the rule of law and the integrity of our Democratic Republic, the cancer must be removed. Failure to do so will ensure that it continues.

Yup.

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1 hour ago, Ease the sheet. said:

It's interesting how you pick introduce species over indigenous.

It's not something I would do.

Don't forget Mikey's meltdown over culling feral cats.

FKT

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9 minutes ago, Burning Man said:

I honestly am at a loss to understand why this was not included in the articles of impeachment.  WTF was nancy thinking?

It was included. Page 3, paragraph 2:

Those prior efforts include, but are not limited
to, a phone call on January 2, 2021, in which President
Trump urged Georgia Secretary of State Brad
Raffensperger to ‘‘find’’ enough votes to overturn the
Georgia presidential election results and threatened Mr.
Raffensperger if he failed to do so.

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18 minutes ago, Raz'r said:

That you think you, and you alone get to determine what is constitutional? Nope, more of the same. There's a large majority of Republican voters who absolutely believe that Trump had the election stolen, and in their minds, the answer is the 2nd.

the 2nd, of course, referred to militias needed to fight invasion from hostile forces.

"...... Against ALL enemies, foreign AND DOMESTIC."

Just saying.

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42 minutes ago, Burning Man said:

"...... Against ALL enemies, foreign AND DOMESTIC."

Just saying.

The vast majority of the gun nutterati are NOT on the side of the Constitution, as I predicted on here about 1,000 times :rolleyes:

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1 hour ago, Shortforbob said:

Actually Mike, I do need to work. But it's true I can use my 10 days per year National personal leave to assist my Neighbours. Or my National 4 weeks per year Holiday leave.

Perhaps you could concentrate your time fixing your shitty National worker entitlements 

https://www.fairwork.gov.au/how-we-will-help/templates-and-guides/fact-sheets/minimum-workplace-entitlements/personal-leave-and-compassionate-leave#personal-carers-leave

But that would require commitment wouldn't it? 

I have never heard of this Neighbor Day thing in my life, no idea WTF it is.

Here is how we roll on the island: When a tornado took down the power lines so there was no way to leave and no power all day, a number of people set up in their driveways with camp stoves or charcoal grills to offer hot food and coffee to everyone. 

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7 minutes ago, kent_island_sailor said:

I have never heard of this Neighbor Day thing in my life, no idea WTF it is.

Here is how we roll on the island: When a tornado took down the power lines so there was no way to leave and no power all day, a number of people set up in their driveways with camp stoves or charcoal grills to offer hot food and coffee to everyone. 

Replacing neighbour day with neighbour life has a socialist tinge.. 

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13 minutes ago, Ease the sheet. said:
22 minutes ago, kent_island_sailor said:

I have never heard of this Neighbor Day thing in my life, no idea WTF it is.

Here is how we roll on the island: When a tornado took down the power lines so there was no way to leave and no power all day, a number of people set up in their driveways with camp stoves or charcoal grills to offer hot food and coffee to everyone. 

Replacing neighbour day with neighbour life has a socialist tinge.. 

Recovery from Hurricane Florence was an all-hands work party. I hauled ruined furniture out of at least 20 houses, and when all the debris was piled by the road side, I loaded at least 30 yard trailers of everything... all of it sodden and stinky. We pretty much went where needed, did was was necessary; I helped 5 or 6 widow ladies get their electricity back on after the county resumed inspection; in the meantime we provided freezer space to 4 other houses on our street. Groceries were kind of irregular for a while. It's the only time in my life I was fed by the Red Cross.

We had a LOT of outside help, too. Church groups, small contractors... at one point we had teenage church youth groups coming in to help, they camped out in abandoned houses for a while but that was not cool. I did a couple of safety walk-downs for them, they were GREAT! Once we got groceries and power back on, we fed them all too. We had somewhat down-at-heels guys from out west, taking down trees and clearing debris, they said they'd followed a lot of disasters for work and nobody had ever given them meals (as well as paying them, they were not volunteers). We had the Thunder Truck (very large box trucks with jib cranes, removing and hauling major debris) guys not just come to the first (and a couple of subsequent) community picnic(s), but asked them to drive in the Christmas Parade.

A community that truly pulls together is a wonderful thing. I've had people who moved here since H. Florence say they are sad that they missed it! Which is crazy.

- DSK

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1 hour ago, Burning Man said:

"...... Against ALL enemies, foreign AND DOMESTIC."

Just saying.

WHO defines the enemy? The State! Duh!

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39 minutes ago, kent_island_sailor said:

I have never heard of this Neighbor Day thing in my life, no idea WTF it is.

Here is how we roll on the island: When a tornado took down the power lines so there was no way to leave and no power all day, a number of people set up in their driveways with camp stoves or charcoal grills to offer hot food and coffee to everyone. 

It's one of these

Annual special days recognized by presidential proclamation[edit]

Bold text indicates a public holiday, on which most government agencies and major businesses are closed.

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5 hours ago, Fah Kiew Tu said:

Home Owners Association.

Think mini local government with dictatorial powers and dominated by people with a lust for power, who KNOW just how long your grass needs to be and what colour your house can be painted.

Suburban nightmare.

FKT

People who secretly dream of living in Stepford.

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1 hour ago, Steam Flyer said:

Recovery from Hurricane Florence was an all-hands work party. I hauled ruined furniture out of at least 20 houses, and when all the debris was piled by the road side, I loaded at least 30 yard trailers of everything... all of it sodden and stinky. We pretty much went where needed, did was was necessary; I helped 5 or 6 widow ladies get their electricity back on after the county resumed inspection; in the meantime we provided freezer space to 4 other houses on our street. Groceries were kind of irregular for a while. It's the only time in my life I was fed by the Red Cross.

We had a LOT of outside help, too. Church groups, small contractors... at one point we had teenage church youth groups coming in to help, they camped out in abandoned houses for a while but that was not cool. I did a couple of safety walk-downs for them, they were GREAT! Once we got groceries and power back on, we fed them all too. We had somewhat down-at-heels guys from out west, taking down trees and clearing debris, they said they'd followed a lot of disasters for work and nobody had ever given them meals (as well as paying them, they were not volunteers). We had the Thunder Truck (very large box trucks with jib cranes, removing and hauling major debris) guys not just come to the first (and a couple of subsequent) community picnic(s), but asked them to drive in the Christmas Parade.

A community that truly pulls together is a wonderful thing. I've had people who moved here since H. Florence say they are sad that they missed it! Which is crazy.

- DSK

Unfortunately it only happens during and after disasters of various kinds.

Jeff Bridges alien in Star Man picked up on it very quickly;

"You are at your best when things are worst".

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Mike is a member of his HOA and the local chapter of the VSG. Virtue Signaling group. Hey Mike when you drop my lunch off maybe you could help me cut down a few golden cane palms? They are starting to push the fence over and I don’t want any grief from that old cunt who lives next door. 

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3 hours ago, Shortforbob said:

It's one of these

Annual special days recognized by presidential proclamation[edit]

Bold text indicates a public holiday, on which most government agencies and major businesses are closed.

Only 20 shopping days left until Susan B. Anthony Day. 

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4 hours ago, LB 15 said:

Mike is a member of his HOA and the local chapter of the VSG. Virtue Signaling group. Hey Mike when you drop my lunch off maybe you could help me cut down a few golden cane palms? They are starting to push the fence over and I don’t want any grief from that old cunt who lives next door. 

It's people like Mike who cause most people to move somewhere else. Anywhere else.

Can you imagine being stuck on a committee with him?? You'd agree to anything he proposed just to shut him up and get to go home.

FKT

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1 hour ago, Fah Kiew Tu said:

It's people like Mike who cause most people to move somewhere else. Anywhere else.

Can you imagine being stuck on a committee with him?? You'd agree to anything he proposed just to shut him up and get to go home.

FKT

maybe

I'm thinking an hourly rate would help....

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20 hours ago, kent_island_sailor said:

The vast majority of the gun nutterati are NOT on the side of the Constitution, as I predicted on here about 1,000 times :rolleyes:

You would be exceptionally wrong on that, as I've said about 1000x.  A couple of thousand misguided nutterz, like those that stormed, the capitol is a tiny tiny fraction of the gun owning populace.  

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20 hours ago, Raz'r said:
21 hours ago, Burning Man said:

"...... Against ALL enemies, foreign AND DOMESTIC."

Just saying.

WHO defines the enemy? The State! Duh!

No.  The Constitution does.  Duh!

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17 hours ago, Fah Kiew Tu said:

It's people like Mike who cause most people to move somewhere else. Anywhere else.

Can you imagine being stuck on a committee with him?? You'd agree to anything he proposed just to shut him up and get to go home.

FKT

It's okay, I've known a good number of bogans like you when I lived there, I get along with you folks just fine ... at least until one too many stubbies loosen up the plug on the "Jews, Blacks and Abbos" thing ... then it gets a little weird.

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5 hours ago, Burning Man said:

You would be exceptionally wrong on that, as I've said about 1000x.  A couple of thousand misguided nutterz, like those that stormed, the capitol is a tiny tiny fraction of the gun owning populace.  

This is part of the gun culture coming home to roost ... it's been a safe-haven for some really "off" people, and the gun community seems to have not made much of an effort to extricate yourselves from their grip. Now NRA is in the crack of the ass, and you have a chance to redefine what your community means to you.

I've mentioned this to you in the past, the CMP could be funded to offer youth programs in inner cities, instead of just hanging onto the country folks. It's a public program, I've no idea why there is apparently so little effort with ethnic diversity with them.

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4 hours ago, mikewof said:

It's okay, I've known a good number of bogans like you when I lived there, I get along with you folks just fine ... at least until one too many stubbies loosen up the plug on the "Jews, Blacks and Abbos" thing ... then it gets a little weird.

Mikey is very sensitive on the 'Jews' thing.

Why would that be?

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On 1/16/2021 at 9:05 AM, mikewof said:

That's nonsense. Just managing our institutional racism is an enormous task. It involves restructuring entire industries. Go look at the Tom Ray thread with BLM to get an idea of how hard it has been for even one jurisdiction in the USA to get rid of cash bail. And in the case of public education, state adoption boards, tax codes. These are going to be enormous, monumental efforts. LBJ devoted a significant part of his administration to this cause and he had to move heaven and earth to even move the needle.

If you see these as "molehills" from your perch in Australia, that's probably in large part because the Europeans slaughtered most of the natives and then made sure that mostly Europeans came in for the next few generations.

And you call me a troll...

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16 hours ago, mikewof said:

It's okay, I've known a good number of bogans like you when I lived there, I get along with you folks just fine ... at least until one too many stubbies loosen up the plug on the "Jews, Blacks and Abbos" thing ... then it gets a little weird.

Mike seems to get his understanding of contemporary Australian culture from movies made in the 60’s like ‘their a weird mob’. 

Lay a bit more of that ‘Aussie slang’ on us Mikey.

Fuckinleftmekeysathomeannowigungadin.

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11 hours ago, astro said:

Mikey is very sensitive on the 'Jews' thing.

Why would that be?

He misses his foreskin.

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On 1/15/2021 at 3:15 PM, Shortforbob said:

You mean Mikey lives in one of those fenced compounds, designed to keep your "not us" neighbours out?

OMFG, you've made my day :D 

no, he lives by rocky flats.  one of the biggest superfund sites in the us.  They made nuke triggers there and did not dispose of the waste properly, so the whole place was shut down like Chernobyl.  He lives there...  

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3 hours ago, shaggy said:

no, he lives by rocky flats.  one of the biggest superfund sites in the us.  They made nuke triggers there and did not dispose of the waste properly, so the whole place was shut down like Chernobyl.  He lives there...  

I live a few miles south of there. But you didn't live here when they had the fires there, the big one in 1969 and then some other in the 1970s. The winds blew the fallout toward Denver, across a wide swatch and the radiation signatures were detectable in my old neighborhood near Cherry Creek Reservoir, close to where you live. The area I'm in now didn't get much of any of it, which is why it was certified for dairy farming until they converted it to houses.

In fact, the area where you are also got the drift from assorted releases and grass fires at Rocky Mountain Arsenal, double whammy. Again, my mom's house near Cherry Creek is riddled with cracks from the 1970s tremors from the RMA deep well injections.

As for Rocky Flats, it turned out to be a blessing ... now that whole area is choked with suburban tract housing (like mine, though my neighborhood was already developed as a dairy farm) for all the people from out East (like you) who moved here, but Rocky Flats is now a designated National Wildlife Refuge, about 5,000 acres of drop-dead gorgeous land, mostly untouched, and never to be developed, except for that fucking Kink Soopers they shoved near the old processing facility. Nothing could have saved that land from the pox of suburban development, except the Cold War itself ... it might be one of the few times where nuclear waste did a good thing.

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My old man took me through Rocky Flats when I was a kid, and now I can hike those paths now, decades later and it looks almost exactly the same, untouched.

I think Meli's point is that she's trying to distract from the significant wealth that one needs to own a townhouse in a world-class city like Melbourne, and she does that by pointing out my cookie-cutter working class box in the cookie-cutter neighborhood in the scree of mountain-fall where I can't even grow peppermint. The main reason these houses are the size they are is because the County has minimum taxation standards with the Tabor Act, and the builders couldn't make them smaller anyway. They're not particularly well-made or expensive homes, they're the equivalent of Yugos, where the builder doesn't even need to make a dime on the houses, they now own 30 years worth of solar energy on all the roofs. They get the energy credits from the house energy efficiencies, and making houses with a good ratio of internal volume to small outside area makes for an efficient home. (They also minimize the windows and pack the homes close together.) It's mostly about State and County mandated energy efficiency and water efficiency in new builds, painted with a veneer of comfort. But it seems to make Meli feel less of an elitist and little more punk rock to point out my luxury lifestyle, so I'm happy to give her the comfort.

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4 hours ago, LB 15 said:

And you call me a troll...

The thing about you being a troll, is that when I remember your pride in proclaiming your love of trolling, your words stop carrying meaning. I will always suspect an undercurrent of dishonesty that is your self-admitted process of trolling on the internet.

People here fucking hate some of the things I write. But I write them and I mean them. They're my honest opinions, as unpopular (and sometimes accepted) as they may be.

But when you troll, you become like Randumb, and in fact a good bit worse that Randumb, because he's not too worldly, as far as I can tell his intelligence as demonstrated in the 9/11 threads hovers somewhere near straight-up idiot mode. He is just ignorant enough to not know how intellectually-challenged he is.

But you're rather intelligent, and for a self-admitted troll, that makes you particularly corrosive. I've noticed that you will sometimes pop into conversations with words that seem relatively innocuous, in an effort to fan the flames, to get people to argue, and in your sweetest Eddie Haskell voice you pop out of the fray, content that folks run around like headless chicken at your unnoticed rabble-rousing.

You're going to do what you love to do. You could do a whole lot more, you could do things that are useful, but you like to troll. So troll. It's your thing. Apologies if it doesn't interest me too much anymore.

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4 hours ago, shaggy said:

no, he lives by rocky flats.  one of the biggest superfund sites in the us.  They made nuke triggers there and did not dispose of the waste properly, so the whole place was shut down like Chernobyl.  He lives there...  

That explains a lot.

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1 hour ago, mikewof said:

The thing about you being a troll, is that when I remember your pride in proclaiming your love of trolling, your words stop carrying meaning. I will always suspect an undercurrent of dishonesty that is your self-admitted process of trolling on the internet.

People here fucking hate some of the things I write. But I write them and I mean them. They're my honest opinions, as unpopular (and sometimes accepted) as they may be.

But when you troll, you become like Randumb, and in fact a good bit worse that Randumb, because he's not too worldly, as far as I can tell his intelligence as demonstrated in the 9/11 threads hovers somewhere near straight-up idiot mode. He is just ignorant enough to not know how intellectually-challenged he is.

But you're rather intelligent, and for a self-admitted troll, that makes you particularly corrosive. I've noticed that you will sometimes pop into conversations with words that seem relatively innocuous, in an effort to fan the flames, to get people to argue, and in your sweetest Eddie Haskell voice you pop out of the fray, content that folks run around like headless chicken at your unnoticed rabble-rousing.

You're going to do what you love to do. You could do a whole lot more, you could do things that are useful, but you like to troll. So troll. It's your thing. Apologies if it doesn't interest me too much anymore.

Fuck I love this place.

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20 hours ago, mikewof said:

I've mentioned this to you in the past, the CMP could be funded to offer youth programs in inner cities, instead of just hanging onto the country folks. It's a public program, I've no idea why there is apparently so little effort with ethnic diversity with them.

I'm not sure we want to be teaching the inner city youts to shoot better.  The murder rate in Chicago would sky rocket even more if they aimed rather than sprayed.  :ph34r:

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5 hours ago, LB 15 said:

Mike seems to get his understanding of contemporary Australian culture from movies made in the 60’s like ‘their a weird mob’. 

Lay a bit more of that ‘Aussie slang’ on us Mikey.

Fuckinleftmekeysathomeannowigungadin.

Mike's view of Oz

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2 hours ago, mikewof said:

The thing about you being a troll, is that when I remember your pride in proclaiming your love of trolling, your words stop carrying meaning. I will always suspect an undercurrent of dishonesty that is your self-admitted process of trolling on the internet.

People here fucking hate some of the things I write. But I write them and I mean them. They're my honest opinions, as unpopular (and sometimes accepted) as they may be.

But when you troll, you become like Randumb, and in fact a good bit worse that Randumb, because he's not too worldly, as far as I can tell his intelligence as demonstrated in the 9/11 threads hovers somewhere near straight-up idiot mode. He is just ignorant enough to not know how intellectually-challenged he is.

But you're rather intelligent, and for a self-admitted troll, that makes you particularly corrosive. I've noticed that you will sometimes pop into conversations with words that seem relatively innocuous, in an effort to fan the flames, to get people to argue, and in your sweetest Eddie Haskell voice you pop out of the fray, content that folks run around like headless chicken at your unnoticed rabble-rousing.

You're going to do what you love to do. You could do a whole lot more, you could do things that are useful, but you like to troll. So troll. It's your thing. Apologies if it doesn't interest me too much anymore.

it's funny mikey, you disparage someone's intellect here who apparently believes in and is concerned about 'climate change', while simultaneously claiming someone else here ('old boy')who expends a lot of energy here on these boards, claiming it's cultish bullshit, as 'rather intelligent'.

that ain't intelligence, that's absurd, amoral and cuntish. but anyway..

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2 minutes ago, 3to1 said:

it's funny mikey, you disparage someone's intellect here who apparently believes in and is concerned about 'climate change', while simultaneously claiming someone else here ('old boy')who expends a lot of energy here on these boards claiming it's cultish bullshit as 'rather intelligent'.

that ain't intelligence, that's absurd, amoral and cuntish. but anyway..

I should be offended, yet I am delighted. What have I done to offend you, buttercup?

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1 hour ago, 3to1 said:

it's funny mikey, you disparage someone's intellect here who apparently believes in and is concerned about 'climate change', while simultaneously claiming someone else here ('old boy')who expends a lot of energy here on these boards, claiming it's cultish bullshit, as 'rather intelligent'.

that ain't intelligence, that's absurd, amoral and cuntish. but anyway..

 

I don't too closely follow Lonely Boy's opinions on Climate Change, but if he claims it's "cultish bullshit" then he might be trolling to get the natives restless. And I don't follow Randumb's opinions on climate change because he's as much of a troll, and when I've tried to actually discuss some emerging issues of air pollution and climate change with him, he proclaims that I'm a "paid shill". Randumb may or may not align with you on various issues, but he doesn't seem to have the actual ability to think through actual science, as demonstrated by his performance in his 9/11 conspiracy threads. Someone who simply parrots climate change concerns isn't doing anyone a service.

The reality of climate change is that it's complicated. I spent about two years of my career before I got into air pollution working on multipole resonances of atmospheric two-body molecules, and the complexity was mind-blowing, and also ridiculously sensitive to inputs ... all of that work applies to the HiTran database and climate change models. My long-held opinion here is the one that Randumb disparages without actually having the experience or knowledge to do so. I believe that we should focus on direct impacts of he combustion economy that show immediate and undeniable costs to public health. There is no debate that the combustion economy leads to tens of billions of dollars of public health costs in the USA due to NOx, O3, Pb, SOx, CO and particulates. And unlike CO2, these other pollutants are Criteria Pollutants that already have lots of laws on the books regulating their emissions. But we are so wrapped up in the global warming debates, (perhaps as a kind of troll from the polluting industries) that we don't see the elephant in the room, that we simply have to actually enforce existing regulations on Criteria Pollutants to quickly move from the combustion energy economy to the low-entropy economy.

And this person of intellect whom you admire, has at least once insulted me for my continue insistence that we need to focus on low-entropy energy sources. He doesn't seem to understand atmospheric science in even the most basic sense, so he insults what he doesn't understand and then makes an effort to troll those opinions with which he doesn't understand.

There are hundreds of counties in the USA that are literally in EPA unattainment status, with excessive Criteria Pollutants killing people, and these pollutants are clearly linked to COVID deaths too. But since the era of the cyclonic processor, the air now looks really clean, even though it seems submicron pollutants (the really dangerous kind) are worse than ever. But we don't worry about what we can't see, so we squawk and scream about global warming, with very few laws in place to actually do anything while we simultaneously ignore the actual laws that can actually end actual pollutants that are the lifeblood of the combustion economy. If we enforced those laws on Criteria Pollutants, the era of CO2 and climate change gasses would take an immediate hit, and it would happen without political brouhaha.

But ultimately, it seems we LIKE the political brouhaha, we WANT the political brouhaha, for much the same reason that Randumb and LB troll, because we don't need to spend energy trying to understand the complexities of public policy and science, we simply need to wave this team's flag or that team's flag, and call it a day.

My limited memory of your posts is that you seem smarter than the average bear. That's good. And it's great if someone agrees with our common goals with the quality of the air we breathe and the protection of our natural environment. But if they come to that place from political expediency, I don't find that kind of support particularly valuable, because their support will immediately turn toxic when their lack of desire to actually understand science immolates the common cause. When they -- for instance -- take the position of anti-science by insisting to the edges of corrosion the conspiracy behind WTC that nothing we actually think about that is correct, and a secret cabal of financial desperadoes were actually behind it.

I call that neither "absurd" nor "amoral" but rather placing responsibitly to logic and science.

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2 hours ago, Burning Man said:

I'm not sure we want to be teaching the inner city youts to shoot better.  The murder rate in Chicago would sky rocket even more if they aimed rather than sprayed.  :ph34r:

 

If you truly believe that knowledge of safe gun handling, marksmanship, and responsibility lead to better-formed youth, then it makes no sense to adopt the largely racist position that the Civilian Marksmanship Program should not endeavor to ethnic and urban diversity.

On the other hand, if you truly believe that knowledge of safe gun handling, marksmanship and responsibility lead to more efficient criminals, then every position you've ever had on your Second Amendment rights is a sham, and you should immediately switch sides and become a gun abolitionist.

So the "yout" joke aside for a moment, what is your actual opinion on the lack of the CMP to add ethnic and urban diversity?

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2 hours ago, SloopJonB said:

That explains a lot.

I did my own radon abatement, sealed with care, high volume slap depressurization, rooftop exhaust, sealed sump cover. My sub-slab pressure is excellent and even the lowest spot in my house has measured a radon level to less than 1 picocurie per liter.

Your joke is adorable, but I'll bet you that the radon level in Shaggy's home is higher than mine, and I live near tailings from the Cold War's uranium mining industry.

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Mike's starting to talk to himself like Dogballs.

You've chosen to ignore content by mikewof. Options

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11 minutes ago, SloopJonB said:

Mike's starting to talk to himself like Dogballs.

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ignored the cliffy a couple months ago when he started writing dictionaries about covid.  His latest romp into cliffydom was when he started talking Aussie, with slang from the 30’s, to an actual Aussie.  The uranium in his back yard is getting to his head.  

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1 hour ago, mikewof said:

 

I don't too closely follow Lonely Boy's opinions on Climate Change, but if he claims it's "cultish bullshit" then he might be trolling to get the natives restless. And I don't follow Randumb's opinions on climate change because he's as much of a troll, and when I've tried to actually discuss some emerging issues of air pollution and climate change with him, he proclaims that I'm a "paid shill". Randumb may or may not align with you on various issues, but he doesn't seem to have the actual ability to think through actual science, as demonstrated by his performance in his 9/11 conspiracy threads. Someone who simply parrots climate change concerns isn't doing anyone a service.

The reality of climate change is that it's complicated. I spent about two years of my career before I got into air pollution working on multipole resonances of atmospheric two-body molecules, and the complexity was mind-blowing, and also ridiculously sensitive to inputs ... all of that work applies to the HiTran database and climate change models. My long-held opinion here is the one that Randumb disparages without actually having the experience or knowledge to do so. I believe that we should focus on direct impacts of he combustion economy that show immediate and undeniable costs to public health. There is no debate that the combustion economy leads to tens of billions of dollars of public health costs in the USA due to NOx, O3, Pb, SOx, CO and particulates. And unlike CO2, these other pollutants are Criteria Pollutants that already have lots of laws on the books regulating their emissions. But we are so wrapped up in the global warming debates, (perhaps as a kind of troll from the polluting industries) that we don't see the elephant in the room, that we simply have to actually enforce existing regulations on Criteria Pollutants to quickly move from the combustion energy economy to the low-entropy economy.

And this person of intellect whom you admire, has at least once insulted me for my continue insistence that we need to focus on low-entropy energy sources. He doesn't seem to understand atmospheric science in even the most basic sense, so he insults what he doesn't understand and then makes an effort to troll those opinions with which he doesn't understand.

There are hundreds of counties in the USA that are literally in EPA unattainment status, with excessive Criteria Pollutants killing people, and these pollutants are clearly linked to COVID deaths too. But since the era of the cyclonic processor, the air now looks really clean, even though it seems submicron pollutants (the really dangerous kind) are worse than ever. But we don't worry about what we can't see, so we squawk and scream about global warming, with very few laws in place to actually do anything while we simultaneously ignore the actual laws that can actually end actual pollutants that are the lifeblood of the combustion economy. If we enforced those laws on Criteria Pollutants, the era of CO2 and climate change gasses would take an immediate hit, and it would happen without political brouhaha.

But ultimately, it seems we LIKE the political brouhaha, we WANT the political brouhaha, for much the same reason that Randumb and LB troll, because we don't need to spend energy trying to understand the complexities of public policy and science, we simply need to wave this team's flag or that team's flag, and call it a day.

My limited memory of your posts is that you seem smarter than the average bear. That's good. And it's great if someone agrees with our common goals with the quality of the air we breathe and the protection of our natural environment. But if they come to that place from political expediency, I don't find that kind of support particularly valuable, because their support will immediately turn toxic when their lack of desire to actually understand science immolates the common cause. When they -- for instance -- take the position of anti-science by insisting to the edges of corrosion the conspiracy behind WTC that nothing we actually think about that is correct, and a secret cabal of financial desperadoes were actually behind it.

I call that neither "absurd" nor "amoral" but rather placing responsibitly to logic and science.

Brevity is not one of your strong points is it Mike? So many words, so little meaning. 

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1 hour ago, mikewof said:

 

I don't too closely follow Lonely Boy's opinions on Climate Change,

Gosh I am wounded. So unfair since everyone on here hangs of each of the several thousand words you post each day.

Just kidding Mike, no one reads any of your shit. Or to summarise it using your prefered Aussie slang...

You are a wanker.

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Mikey’s text vomits are just so much Lorem Ipsum to me. I rely on the succinct and brilliant criticisms by those selfless members with time to burn. Is it Lorem Ipsum or is it Etaoin Shrdlu? Something like that.... Maybe Mikey will offer his insights?

 

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4 hours ago, mikewof said:

the radon level in Shaggy's home 

cured a very bad rash in his nether regions. He no longer do Commando.

 

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3 hours ago, LB 15 said:

Gosh I am wounded. So unfair since everyone on here hangs of each of the several thousand words you post each day.

Just kidding Mike, no one reads any of your shit. Or to summarise it using your prefered Aussie slang...

You are a wanker.

If what mike posts here is evidence of his sojourn in oz, he must have stayed in a detention centre for overstaying his 2 week visa.

No peanut butter and pommy guards :)

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20 minutes ago, Shortforbob said:

If what mike posts here is evidence of his sojourn in oz, he must have stayed in a detention centre for overstaying his 2 week visa.

He claims to have been in North Sydney and is an expert on the Sydney/NSW jaywalking laws and their enforcement.

Mind you working in North Sydney may well be akin to time in a detention centre. I certainly didn't enjoy my sojourn on the 22nd floor there.

FKT

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6 minutes ago, Fah Kiew Tu said:

He claims to have been in North Sydney and is an expert on the Sydney/NSW jaywalking laws and their enforcement.

Mind you working in North Sydney may well be akin to time in a detention centre. I certainly didn't enjoy my sojourn on the 22nd floor there.

FKT

Perhaps you just didn't spend enough time in the Rag and Famish.  I did two years in North Sydney in 90/91.  Seemed an ok place to me. I would have preferred to work in the CBD so I could drink a frosty on the ferry on the way home, but oh well.

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1 hour ago, Rain Man said:

Perhaps you just didn't spend enough time in the Rag and Famish.  I did two years in North Sydney in 90/91.  Seemed an ok place to me. I would have preferred to work in the CBD so I could drink a frosty on the ferry on the way home, but oh well.

I was working in that big orange tower. Commuting by train. Still have bad memories of it in summer.

The ferries are one of the few really good things about Sydney. Now I have a Senior's Card and an Opal gold card, I use them extensively when I'm in Sydney over the winter.$2.50/day for unlimited travel.

Strange last winter with the covid semi-lockdowns and hardly any tourists infesting the place. Much more pleasant.

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11 hours ago, mikewof said:

They're my honest opinions,

Yep.

Fact FUCKING free.

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10 hours ago, Burning Man said:

I'm not sure we want to be teaching the inner city youts to shoot better.  The murder rate in Chicago would sky rocket even more if they aimed rather than sprayed.  :ph34r:

What U say mutherfukker?

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10 hours ago, Fah Kiew Tu said:

He claims to have been in North Sydney and is an expert on the Sydney/NSW jaywalking laws and their enforcement.

Mind you working in North Sydney may well be akin to time in a detention centre. I certainly didn't enjoy my sojourn on the 22nd floor there.

FKT

Akin to a detention center? I found it to be a lovely neighborhood, seems like a good place to both live and work. Why didn't you like it?

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9 hours ago, Fah Kiew Tu said:

I was working in that big orange tower. Commuting by train. Still have bad memories of it in summer.

The ferries are one of the few really good things about Sydney. Now I have a Senior's Card and an Opal gold card, I use them extensively when I'm in Sydney over the winter.$2.50/day for unlimited travel.

Strange last winter with the covid semi-lockdowns and hardly any tourists infesting the place. Much more pleasant.

FKT

The tourism business would be a real pleasure if not for all those damned tourists.

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15 hours ago, shaggy said:

ignored the cliffy a couple months ago when he started writing dictionaries about covid.  His latest romp into cliffydom was when he started talking Aussie, with slang from the 30’s, to an actual Aussie.  The uranium in his back yard is getting to his head.  

For ignoring you sure seem to follow the details of my life, my home, my job ... how does that work? How do you ignore someone while simultaneously collecting details of their life? Does Meli now offer lessons on that?

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21 minutes ago, mikewof said:

For ignoring you sure seem to follow the details of my life, my home, my job ... how does that work? How do you ignore someone while simultaneously collecting details of their life? Does Meli now offer lessons on that?

LOL, Whenever you post fucking war and piece your name shows up as being on ignore.  So when you post 3 volumes of shit, well we can tell without reading your drivel.  As to the rest.  You have been on this site almost as long as I, those details of your life were sussed out in the fricking 1000 days thread way back when and any human with an 5th grade education can figure out the details of the rest by simply scanning your tomes...    SO, no, I could care less about the details or your life, what you choose to put on a public forum is your own business.  

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13 minutes ago, shaggy said:

LOL, Whenever you post fucking war and piece your name shows up as being on ignore.  So when you post 3 volumes of shit, well we can tell without reading your drivel.  As to the rest.  You have been on this site almost as long as I, those details of your life were sussed out in the fricking 1000 days thread way back when and any human with an 5th grade education can figure out the details of the rest by simply scanning your tomes...    SO, no, I could care less about the details or your life, what you choose to put on a public forum is your own business.  

If you ever want to take me up on my offer, we can meet at some bar in Southeast Denver, I can buy us a couple brews and teach you how to use the "ignore" function. You're doing it wrong.

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3 minutes ago, mikewof said:

If you ever want to take me up on my offer, we can meet at some bar in Southeast Denver, I can buy us a couple brews and teach you how to use the "ignore" function. You're doing it wrong.

Keep your friends close.  Keep you enemies closer. Ignore is not in my vocabulary.  Meeting someone in a bar for fisticuffs also doesn't play into my hand.

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48 minutes ago, mikewof said:

For ignoring you sure seem to follow the details of my life, my home, my job ... how does that work? 

TBF, you do post your resume quite often.

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11 minutes ago, roundthebuoys said:
1 hour ago, mikewof said:

For ignoring you sure seem to follow the details of my life, my home, my job ... how does that work? 

TBF, you do post your resume quite often.

He does, he also keeps records on other posters here for later use.  Be careful what you post.

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33 minutes ago, hasher said:

Keep your friends close.  Keep you enemies closer. Ignore is not in my vocabulary.  Meeting someone in a bar for fisticuffs also doesn't play into my hand.

Bar for fisticuffs? What? There are only a handful of Anarchist in the Denver area, and Shaggy and I haven't hoisted a beer yet. He seems like a friendly fellow.

We're a small band in Colorado, not too many of us sail at altitude. We did a fundraiser a couple years ago for a youth rowing program at a local brewery, but the timing only worked for one SAer. We gave away product and kept all the children filled with rootbeer.

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22 minutes ago, roundthebuoys said:

TBF, you do post your resume quite often.

Not resume. Just memories of a life wasted in carefully metered dosages.

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