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#41 hamradio

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Posted 02 June 2017 - 10:54 AM

Trump Will Withdraw U.S. From Paris Climate Agreement

President Trump announced on Thursday that the United States would withdraw from the Paris climate accord, weakening efforts to combat global warming and embracing isolationist voices in his White House who argued that the agreement was a pernicious threat to the economy and American sovereignty.

 

Mr. Trump said he wanted to negotiate a better deal for the United States, and the administration said he had placed calls to the leaders of Britain, France, Germany and Canada to personally explain his decision.

 

But within minutes of the president’s remarks, the leaders of France, Germany and Italy issued a joint statement saying that the Paris climate accord was “irreversible” and could not be renegotiated.

 

“We are getting out,” Mr. Trump said Thursday. “But we will start to negotiate, and we will see if we can make a deal that’s fair. And if we can, that’s great.”

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Trump just saved us billions of dollars and thousands of jobs that were set to be shifted overseas. No wonder they don't want to renegotiate it.

 

 

The only extra CO2 released now are from the globalist hyperventilating.



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Posted 02 June 2017 - 10:54 AM

Climate change laws exceed 1,200 worldwide, finds LSE study

Nations around the world have adopted more than 1,200 laws to curb climate change, up from about 60 two decades ago, a sign of widening efforts to limit rising temperatures, according to a new study.

“Most countries have a legal basis on which future action can be built,” said Patricia Espinosa, the UN’s climate change chief, at an international meeting on climate change in Bonn, Germany.

She said the findings were cause for optimism, adding that laws were one yardstick for tracking action on global warming, alongside investment in renewable energy or backing the 2015 climate agreement, ratified by 144 nations.

The study, by the London School of Economics (LSE), reviewed laws and executive policies in 164 nations, ranging from national cuts in greenhouse gases to curbs in emissions in sectors such as transport, power generation and industry.

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So they can tell how well they are taking action by how many laws they are passing, and people thought this scam was actually about global warming.

 


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Posted 02 June 2017 - 10:48 AM

Trump Will Withdraw U.S. From Paris Climate Agreement

President Trump announced on Thursday that the United States would withdraw from the Paris climate accord, weakening efforts to combat global warming and embracing isolationist voices in his White House who argued that the agreement was a pernicious threat to the economy and American sovereignty.

 

Mr. Trump said he wanted to negotiate a better deal for the United States, and the administration said he had placed calls to the leaders of Britain, France, Germany and Canada to personally explain his decision.

 

But within minutes of the president’s remarks, the leaders of France, Germany and Italy issued a joint statement saying that the Paris climate accord was “irreversible” and could not be renegotiated.

 

“We are getting out,” Mr. Trump said Thursday. “But we will start to negotiate, and we will see if we can make a deal that’s fair. And if we can, that’s great.”

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Trump just saved us billions of dollars and thousands of jobs that were set to be shifted overseas. No wonder they don't want to renegotiate it.


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Posted 01 June 2017 - 11:59 AM

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That Paris climate agreement was a financial scam and a scientific scam used to redistribute wealth around the world. Good riddance.

 

:D  :lol:  :D



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Posted 01 June 2017 - 11:46 AM

Question, how do one tell one from the other? :blink:

 

 

 

NASA would tell us to drive straight to Yogi, take a left at SpongeBob SquarePants, then go until you see Scooby Doo on your right.


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Posted 01 June 2017 - 11:42 AM

A physicist says blowing up nuclear weapons in the ocean to trigger tsunamis 'would be completely stupid'

Nuclear weapons are as awesome as they are terrifying. In an instant, their explosions can vaporize people, level cities, and obliterate military forces.

But could this fearsome power be harnessed by Russia or other nuclear nations to lob deadly tsunamis against an enemy coastline, as British tabloids recently reported?

If you ask a nuclear physicist, you're likely to be laughed out of the room.

"It would be a stupid waste of a perfectly good nuclear weapon," Greg Spriggs, a nuclear-weapons physicist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, told Business Insider in an email.

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Don't we all feel safe knowing that physicists are advising what is stupid?

 

 

Yeah, save them for peaceful use. :wacko:

 

http://www.world-nuc...explosions.aspx

 

 



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Posted 01 June 2017 - 11:37 AM

Q: How do scientists name rocks on Mars?

The twin Mars rovers, Spirit and Opportunity, have observed more than 4,000 geographical features on the planet since they landed in January 2004.

 

Expected to run for only three months, the rovers are still going strong, and their mission has now been extended to at least September of next year. They've been ranging for so long, in fact, that they're causing a problem for their handlers.

 

In order to document the terrain efficiently, scientists have had to come up with unique names for all the features the rovers discover, a task that gets tougher with each passing day. Currently, the list of names includes dates in history, pop songs, cartoon characters, ice cream flavors and, ironically for a planet with no open bodies of water, types of sushi.

 

A particularly pockmarked meteorite is now known as SpongeBob SquarePants. And one section of the planet sounds as if it's fresh from a Baskin-Robbins freezer: an area of round pebbles is named Cookies 'n' Cream, while a lighter patch of soil is Vanilla. Other formations are called Mudpie, Coconut and Chocolate Chip.

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I can't believe people inside NASA actually get paid to do this for a living.

 

Question, how do one tell one from the other? :blink:

 

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Posted 01 June 2017 - 11:35 AM

A physicist says blowing up nuclear weapons in the ocean to trigger tsunamis 'would be completely stupid'

Nuclear weapons are as awesome as they are terrifying. In an instant, their explosions can vaporize people, level cities, and obliterate military forces.

But could this fearsome power be harnessed by Russia or other nuclear nations to lob deadly tsunamis against an enemy coastline, as British tabloids recently reported?

If you ask a nuclear physicist, you're likely to be laughed out of the room.

"It would be a stupid waste of a perfectly good nuclear weapon," Greg Spriggs, a nuclear-weapons physicist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, told Business Insider in an email.

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Don't we all feel safe knowing that physicists are advising what is stupid?


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Posted 01 June 2017 - 11:30 AM

Q: How do scientists name rocks on Mars?

The twin Mars rovers, Spirit and Opportunity, have observed more than 4,000 geographical features on the planet since they landed in January 2004.

 

Expected to run for only three months, the rovers are still going strong, and their mission has now been extended to at least September of next year. They've been ranging for so long, in fact, that they're causing a problem for their handlers.

 

In order to document the terrain efficiently, scientists have had to come up with unique names for all the features the rovers discover, a task that gets tougher with each passing day. Currently, the list of names includes dates in history, pop songs, cartoon characters, ice cream flavors and, ironically for a planet with no open bodies of water, types of sushi.

 

A particularly pockmarked meteorite is now known as SpongeBob SquarePants. And one section of the planet sounds as if it's fresh from a Baskin-Robbins freezer: an area of round pebbles is named Cookies 'n' Cream, while a lighter patch of soil is Vanilla. Other formations are called Mudpie, Coconut and Chocolate Chip.

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I can't believe people inside NASA actually get paid to do this for a living.


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Posted 31 May 2017 - 10:52 AM

Aliens may already be here, space exec says

In an interview with "60 Minutes," real estate mogul and Bigelow Aerospace founder Robert Bigelow said he is "absolutely convinced" aliens have visited Earth.

In a wide ranging discussion with Lara Logan, the 72-year old Bigelow said that extraterrestrials have visited the planet already.

"There has been and is an existing presence, an ET presence," Bigelow said. "And I spent millions and millions and millions -- I probably spent more as an individual than anybody else in the United States has ever spent on this subject."

Bigelow who grew up in Las Vegas and still lives there, said that his grandparents had a close encounter with a UFO, which sparked his interested. “It really sped up and came right into their face and filled up the entire windshield of the car,” Bigelow stated. “And it took off at a right angle and shot off into the distance.”

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When you have nuts like this running the show, who needs reality.

 

 

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Posted 31 May 2017 - 10:19 AM

Things we learned from that massive new study of intelligence genes

Genes help shape intelligence, period. That's not new news, even though it continues to be a source of dispute for a number of reasons, mostly historical.

It's also not new news that no single gene, or even a small group of genes, govern intelligence. In past years, researchers identified a dozen genes associated with intelligence. Now a huge meta-analysis of studies on some 60,000 adults and 20,000 children has unearthed 40 more. So the total is now 52.

 

1. This study was not about genes for "intelligence," however you define "intelligence." It was about genes that influence the ability to do well on standardized tests aimed at quantifying cognitive abilities.

 

2. There's still quite a way to go. Researchers believe thousands of genes could be involved in intelligence. (Not to mention thousands–millions?–of equally important environmental factors, nearly all of which await discovery.)

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They will be telling people that they don't have the genes to be smart, that's where this is headed. They are already scaring people about cancer "genes" and getting away with it.

 


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Posted 31 May 2017 - 10:09 AM

Trump tells confidants U.S. will quit Paris climate deal

President Trump has privately told multiple people, including EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, that he plans to leave the Paris agreement on climate change, according to three sources with direct knowledge.

Publicly, Trump's position is that he has not made up his mind and when we asked the White House about these private comments, Director of Strategic Communications Hope Hicks said, "I think his tweet was clear. He will make a decision this week."

Why this matters: Pulling out of Paris is the biggest thing Trump could to do unravel Obama's climate policies. It also sends a stark and combative signal to the rest of the world that working with other nations on climate change isn't a priority to the Trump administration.

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That Paris climate agreement was a financial scam and a scientific scam used to redistribute wealth around the world. Good riddance.


Things are never so bad they can't be made worse.


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Posted 31 May 2017 - 09:56 AM

Aliens may already be here, space exec says

In an interview with "60 Minutes," real estate mogul and Bigelow Aerospace founder Robert Bigelow said he is "absolutely convinced" aliens have visited Earth.

In a wide ranging discussion with Lara Logan, the 72-year old Bigelow said that extraterrestrials have visited the planet already.

"There has been and is an existing presence, an ET presence," Bigelow said. "And I spent millions and millions and millions -- I probably spent more as an individual than anybody else in the United States has ever spent on this subject."

Bigelow who grew up in Las Vegas and still lives there, said that his grandparents had a close encounter with a UFO, which sparked his interested. “It really sped up and came right into their face and filled up the entire windshield of the car,” Bigelow stated. “And it took off at a right angle and shot off into the distance.”

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When you have nuts like this running the show, who needs reality.


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Posted 30 May 2017 - 02:22 PM

Color Computer language was the latest casualty. :P

 

 

My insignificant duther knows Atlas Autocode. He was once told that he is one of three in U.S.A. who can read and write it. He is paid obscene dollars per hour to do maintenance on legacy systems.


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Posted 30 May 2017 - 10:51 AM

Half of World's Languages Could Be Extinct by 2100

An Irish proverb advises that it is often wise for one to hold his tongue. An té is ciúine is é is buaine, or "he who is silent is the stronger." But that ancestral wisdom isn't the best policy when the very language it comes from is threatened.

The Irish language, Gaelic, is one of more than 40 percent of the world's 6,000 spoken languages that are endangered, according to UNESCO. Most of the endangered languages have less than 10,000 speakers remaining.

"With every language that dies we lose an enormous cultural heritage," write the founders of the Endangered Languages Project, a global collaboration of the linguistic community aimed at strengthening endangered languages. "The understanding of how humans relate to the world around us; scientific, medical and botanical knowledge; and most importantly, we lose the expression of communities' humor, love and life. In short, we lose the testimony of centuries of life."

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If you want money for this then follow the path of global warming and make it a world "crisis".
 

 

 

 

Color Computer language was the latest casualty. :P

 



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Posted 30 May 2017 - 10:22 AM

NASA hits skies to study climate change in Canada's North

NASA will be flying over much of Northern Canada this summer as part of a 10-year project to better understand the impacts of climate change on Arctic and Boreal ecosystems.

 

The space agency's Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE) is now in its second year, but this is the first time scientists are conducting airborne tests.

 

"The overarching goal is to better understand the impacts on ecosystems and on society of the rapid environment change that's occurring in the Arctic-Boreal region of North America," said Dr. Peter Griffith, chief support scientist with NASA's Goddard Space Flight Centre.

 

"When we can integrate [fieldwork] with airborne observations and satellite observations, then we can have a much stronger understanding of how things are happening across a broad region."

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Don't worry Canada, NASA is on its way to save you, lol.


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Posted 30 May 2017 - 10:20 AM

Half of World's Languages Could Be Extinct by 2100

An Irish proverb advises that it is often wise for one to hold his tongue. An té is ciúine is é is buaine, or "he who is silent is the stronger." But that ancestral wisdom isn't the best policy when the very language it comes from is threatened.

The Irish language, Gaelic, is one of more than 40 percent of the world's 6,000 spoken languages that are endangered, according to UNESCO. Most of the endangered languages have less than 10,000 speakers remaining.

"With every language that dies we lose an enormous cultural heritage," write the founders of the Endangered Languages Project, a global collaboration of the linguistic community aimed at strengthening endangered languages. "The understanding of how humans relate to the world around us; scientific, medical and botanical knowledge; and most importantly, we lose the expression of communities' humor, love and life. In short, we lose the testimony of centuries of life."

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If you want money for this then follow the path of global warming and make it a world "crisis".
 


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Posted 29 May 2017 - 05:10 PM

Report details climate change impact for World Penguin Day

A new report by Oceanites has found that there are at least 5.7 million breeding pairs nesting at 660 or more sites across the entire Antarctic continent.

The five penguin species breeding in Antarctica are: emperor, Adélie, chinstrap, gentoo, and macaroni.

The emperor and Adélie are the only two which breed around the entire continent, while the other three are restricted to the northern sections of the Antarctic Peninsula.

Over the past 60 years, gentoo populations have seen their population increased significantly; Adélie penguin populations have, in general, declined significantly and chinstrap penguin populations have also declined.

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They are trying to manufacture a penguin crisis to raise money for "studies" again.

 

 

Then there's Gentoo Linux, a "lean" Linux distribution (a type of computer operating system) favored by some developers and customizers.  Kind of funny to see the connection.  Get it?  Linux, lean penguins?

https://distrowatch....ribution=gentoo

 

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Gentoo penguins do not store as much fat as the Adelie penguin, their closest relative, because Gentoos require less energy investment when hunting. The net gain of energy after hunting is greater in Gentoos than Adelies, so Gentoos do not need large energy stores as adults.[12]

 


 

 

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Posted 29 May 2017 - 05:07 PM

Replied a few days ago in the General Discussions "One Liner" thread - quoting Bob in "The Incredibles" ....

 

People keep coming up with new ways to celebrate mediocrity.

 

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It's the opposite of exceptionalism.



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Posted 29 May 2017 - 04:58 PM

Sergey Brin is building the world’s biggest aircraft for humanitarian missions and family trips

 

Google co-founder Sergey Brin's secret airship will be used for humanitarian missions, but it will also serve as a giant RV in the sky for his friends and family, according to The Guardian.

 

 

Guess the Duggar family will be booking flights soon. ;)






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