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Another Gore effect…

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Young and ignorant “climate justice” activists who marched on Washington D.C. last Saturday were confronted by a phenomenon which has happened so often that it has a name  —  the Gore effect.   It’s named after former Vice President Al Gore,  because so many of his climate hysteria events warning of us the impending doom of global warming were hit with snow and sleet and freezing rain.  This group was lucky —  they only faced wind-driven rain,  and temperatures 15 – 20 degrees cooler than average.

I find it quite amusing that Mother Nature so often contradicts climate rallies and marches and protests.   You’d think if she felt threatened she’d do a much better job of cooperating…

 

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Written by timeforthorns

July 23, 2018 at 3:07 pm

BLM moving…

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Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is  planning to  move the headquarters of the Bureau of Land Management out of Washington, D.C.,  to a city in the West.  No longer will a cadre of 400 bureaucrats decide how mostly western lands should be managed.

I predict a great howling and shrieking from the Left,  as if all the federal lands mismanaged for decades by BLM will suddenly be reduced to wasteland.   I look forward to the show.   I hope other agencies will follow suit and in doing so,  help drain the swamp.

 

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July 22, 2018 at 2:38 pm

Pray for Marshalltown…

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This Iowa town has been  ripped apart  by a tornado.   Its citizens could use your kind thoughts and contributions to the Salvation Army or other similar groups which may be operating in the area.   You can give to Red Cross if you wish,  but I never do,  finding its staff overpaid and underperforming.

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July 21, 2018 at 2:47 pm

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21 years later…

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The next time someone tells you there can not be a Bigfoot,  consider this tale.   Yes,  Michigan has great woodlands and dense forests,  but they pale in comparison to the vast forests of the Pacific Northwest.   Few of the airplanes which went missing there have ever been discovered,  so why could an 8 foot hairy hominid not be hiding there?   For those of you unfamiliar with the woods,  anything which dies there is eventually consumed by other living creatures who need the calories or calcium from the bones.   Mother Nature is the original recycler and she allows very little to be wasted.

 

 

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July 20, 2018 at 2:18 pm

Flexible ink…

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One normally thinks that,  given its past actions,  the New York Times would never,  ever present homosexuality in a bad light.   One would be wrong,  because in order to attack Pres. Trump,  the old Gray Lady just did exactly that.   Calling it “provocative art”  does not fool any of us rubes.

 

 

Written by timeforthorns

July 19, 2018 at 2:38 pm

Interactive products…

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Yeah,  modern technology is amazing,  but I do not want  my products “interacting” with  me.   I merely desire that they perform the tasks for which I purchased them.  I do not want to drink a beer if the label has been reading my emotional state.  If it tells me the beer has too many calories,  I am much more likely to smash it to smithereens than drink a sip of it.  I dislike talking cars for much the same reason.  My truck is designed for people who actually do things.  Itr assumes I am sentient and have sufficient mental capacity and situational awareness that I can remember to fasten my safety harness, turn on my headlights, and adjust the temperature,  all without running off the road or crashing into another vehicle or smushing a pedestrian.

Just because technology is available for use,  does not mean that you should use it.

 

 

 

Written by timeforthorns

July 18, 2018 at 3:14 pm

Milky Way’s center…

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…is actually a supermassive black hole,  and a new South African radio telescope  array has  captured a stunning picture of it.  The universe is simultaneously a place of stunning beauty and terrifying possibilities.

 

 

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July 17, 2018 at 3:06 pm

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