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Friday, September 7. 2018
Doctor burnout said to be due to Obamacare paperwork requirements
Voluntary Human Extinction Movement Gathers Steam
How Colleges Are Ripping Off a Generation of Ill-Prepared Students
It's No Joke: Students Can Minor in Marijuana At Stockton University
Over Half Of America Suffering Drought As Lake Powell, Lake Mead Drop To "Dangerous" Low Levels
Too many people living in deserts. Desalinization is only solution. Pipelines!
Layoffs Just Reached a Half-Century Low - With too-few candidates, businesses hold tight to workers
Democrats' visions of hand signals from white supremacists
Is a Tea Party of the Left brewing inside the Democratic Party?
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My definition of a 'dog whistle' is -a signal so subtle that only a Democrat can see it
Hand signal. Looked like the grip on a baseball for a circle change. Was Cap Anson hiding somewhere in the background?
This is just part of a larger issue for the Democrats. They keep screaming about 'science' and 'reality-based' but it's readily apparent they have given up on anything approaching logical analysis of evidence. It's all about secret knowledge available only to the enlightened, whether it's white power gang signs, economics, or global warming.
Modern leftism in a nutshell:
Economics - Other people have too much money and I don't have enough
Political theory - other people have too much power and I don't have enough
Ecology - There are too many other people
(1) Only I matter; and
(2) Everyone else is more selfish than me.
Water in the western states is priced too low. Low water prices bring in more people and more housing which requires even more water. Rinse and repeat. Same thing we're doing in South Florida.
Much of the water, at least in Denver, and along the entire Front Range, goes to keeping Kentucky bluegrass alive and green. My water bill approaches $200 dollars in July and August. I’m only aloud to water three days a week.
Birddog is right, desalination needs to happen. It has the added benefit of lowering the ocean level!
What would the water use be if the 30 million illegal invaders were deported? Or executed?
Mark Matis: 30 million illegal invaders were deported? Or executed?
You could call it the "Final Solution" for the immigration problem.
Let's just say that deportation doesn't seem to work, since a large majority of them seem to reappear many times. A small number of executions, however, would get a LARGE number to self-deport and NOT return. When the survival of the nation is at stake, I call that a win.
"You could call it the "Final Solution" for the immigration problem."
And no Zach, I don't mean kill all Hispanics. Just the illegal ones. :)
Mark Matis: When the survival of the nation is at stake, I call that a win.
Russtovich: I don't mean kill all Hispanics. Just the illegal ones.
That would still mean killing millions of men, women, and children. Have you thought about how you would dispose of all the bodies? That's always the embarrassing part of murder.
Water for irrigation is priced too low. But if you go to Las Vegas you will see lawns and golf courses that drink up a lot of water. Perhaps a good compromise would be to allow any one water user to have the average amount of water for a family at the regular rate and all additional water at twice or three times the regular rate.
Using the water level of Lake Mead as some kind of indicator of drought is misleading. It is low simply because an awful lot of the water is siphoned off upstream from Boulder Dam. Drive through the desert out here (I happen to be "out here" in the desert right now) and you will see huge irrigation rings in the middle of no-where growing alfalfa. One must assume that the water they get (certainly not all from the Colorado river, is dirt cheap to be able to make a buck on that crop. The "West's" water rights laws are woefully out of date and inefficient. The government may need to step in to protect us all.
We use a 20K-gallon rainwater cistern in our fairly drought-prone county. That's not illegal in Texas yet. But every year another person moves here and starts agitating for things like putting up warning signs anywhere anyone might conceivably see an alligator, which is basically everywhere. (What's next, snake warning signs?) So before I die I may witness the kind of nonsense they already have in Colorado and Oregon, where you're not allowed to collect the people's rainwater.
This is a great week, though. We get most of our rain from the occasional tropical system. The one that just came ashore in Mississippi has stirred up daily rains for us.
I have a friend, full blooded Apache, he collects rain water from his down spouts. I told him that my great uncle got into serious trouble from the city of Arvada, for doing the exact same thing. He laughed, and told me, “What are they going to do to me?”
Too many people living in deserts. Desalinization is only solution. Pipelines!. I'm for doing whatever it takes to keep them from migrating eastwards. We have enough problems without them piling on.
Minoring in weed: Mannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn, I was born too soon, maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaannnnnnnnnnn.
Tea Party for Dems: Not happ'nin'! They KNOW we're not taxed enough, and are gonna DO something about that.
TUCKER AND MARK
This is the first time I've seen Mark clean shaved. He looks 15 years younger.
A lot of us at Yale minored in pot during the late 1960s.
Northern Michigan University offers a degree in Medicinal Plant Chemistry.
Big Marijuana has surpassed Big Tobacco. Don't be surprised if the kids minoring in weed science and marketing don't pull down six figure salaries immediately when they graduate.
Steve Jobs exposed as an abusive creep by his daughter
Humans have this tendency to elevate celebrity to some kind of demi-god status, just because they have wealth, fame, notoriety.
They are human just like everyone else, and frequently are or become assholes because of wealth, fame and notoriety.
It could be true, Jobs was pretty abrasive. But it is far more likely that the daughter is a spoiled twit. After all who would within a few years of their fathers death AND I might add after getting millions and millions form the "abusive" dad, say such a thing? Only spoiled twit would. I would bet dollars to doughnuts right now that she will go on to make a fool of herself and everything that goes wrong in her life will be someone else's fault.
that could be too. perspective is everything.
honestly i didn't even read it.
The drought problem is not a lack of pipelines or desalination; it is the failure to price water at the market clearing rate!