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Weeds has been an interesting new series so far, naturally enough the show's buzz is quite strong. The new episode was a little wacky though; there's something about the characters that doesn't always ring true, and last night seemed to exhibit that weakness throughout. Hopefully it's just a speed bump... five episodes is a bit quick to go and Jump The Shark.

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91. Re: No subject Jan 26, 2007, 02:12 Gref
 
Seriously man I don't know what's going wrong. You need to get on the horn to Berlin, they need to stoke up the stoves and get some more burning going on. We need the storm to finish this, America is dieing for that enima.

 
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90. No subject Jan 26, 2007, 02:07 nmg
 
Man, Gref. Don't be such a tool. And how about that tsunami?


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89. MORONS IN N.O. Aug 31, 2005, 09:51 xXBatmanXx
 
Classic - turn to God when man has failed.
"8:41 A.M. - Gov. Blanco and Archbishop Hughes lead the State O.E.P. in prayer. "We look to (God) for our care," Hughes said."

Where were you idiots when God was saying,
"Hay, I dont' think it is a good idea to build a city surrounded by water below sea level......hello....anyone listening?"

Man: "But God, we are going to have Mardi Gras and women will show us their breasts for plastic beads!"


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88. Re: Looting Aug 31, 2005, 09:49 Tango
 
I can understand when your area's been hit, if you steal food or clothes, or other necessities. But to see those fucking dredges of the genepool walking off with TVs / CDs etc...
Yup agreed it's shocking.

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87. Looting Aug 31, 2005, 08:54 Creston
 
If there is one thing that fucking disgusts me, it's fucking looters. I can understand when your area's been hit, if you steal food or clothes, or other necessities. But to see those fucking dredges of the genepool walking off with TVs / CDs etc...

Aren't we technically still at war? Can't we have the national guard use the wartime regulations for looters (Ie, shoot on sight?)

Right now we have policemen who COULD be out helping to save lives trying to protect some store's merchandise from the fucking looters. Just fucking shoot them.

Creston

For a man that resides in a country whose largest export is automobiles, I think hes should keep his fucking mouth shut about pollution.

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86. No subject Aug 30, 2005, 22:58 Tim
 

I think the Deutsch auto makes should stop producing cars for North America i'm pretty sure that would stop the hurricanes. I'm positive that they wouldn't need the NA market to be profitable. //sarcasm off

For a man that resides in a country whose largest export is automobiles, I think hes should keep his fucking mouth shut about pollution.

There was a time when America was a cohesive enough nation to boycott a company or even a foreign nation.

The United States and das deutschland share similar national issues, hopefully the younger deutsche leute will straighten things out. Time will tell.

P.S. I just got of the tele with my relative and her sentiment about what Jürgen Trittin said is one of shame and disgust.

edit: Duh, I probably should have mentioned that im deutsch.


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85. Katrina Aug 30, 2005, 22:22 Bunko
 
Best wishes to all those affected by Hurricane Katrina. Everyone in New Orleans, Beloxi, Mobile and elsewhere: I hope everyone makes it through. Calling this 'our tsunami' is a bit ridiculous (I HIGHLY doubt the death count will be anywhere near as staggering) but the destruction is quite vast all the same. Check out the slideshow on MSNBC for some sobering pictures.

Us humans thinks we're pretty tough stuff. Occasionally Mother Nature comes by to prove us wrong. I doubt New Orleans will ever be quite the same. Here's to hoping that we scurry to rebuild and the aid floods in rapidly like the ocean that waters that cover most of New Orleans.

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Ouch.

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84. Re: HI. Aug 30, 2005, 21:14 Enahs
 
Same to you, buddy. I hope you realize its a double edged sword.

Yes…which is why if you notice I am not getting upset or heading down the immature direction of name calling *cough* as some people *cough*. Just expressing my point.

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83. Re: HI. Aug 30, 2005, 20:28 space captain
 
You can believe whatever you want though.

Same to you, buddy. I hope you realize its a double edged sword.

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82. Re: HI. Aug 30, 2005, 20:06 Yosemite Sam
 
Yeah, I guess we'll have to stop shipping all those foreign aid checks to countries around the world, stop defending countries from invasion by terrorist or malevolent neighbors, stop shipping $$$ and supplies and help to every significant natural disaster in the world, etc. Maybe just turn into a hermit country and see where the rest of the world goes without us helping out, huh?

LOL warhawk if you are going to argue could you at least stay on the same page. WTF has this statement got to do with wasting of resources and global warming?

Yeah, because there were never hurricanes, tornados, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, or any other violent natural disaster before the internal combustion engine.

There were most definatly storms before but not as strong or as frequent. Earthquakes and volcanoes?!? WTF has that got to do with the price of tea in china?

 
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81. Re: HI. Aug 30, 2005, 19:48 WarPig
 
Marsh and wetlands soften the blow by absorbing some of the storm surge.

That's exactly right. That so called "worthless swamp land" serves a pretty big purpose when it comes to natural flood control, and not just for hurricanes.

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80. Re: HI. Aug 30, 2005, 19:32 Gandhi
 
Yeah, because a marsh is really going to stop the hurricane

A lot of the flooding is a result of the storm surge. Marsh and wetlands soften the blow by absorbing some of the storm surge. The same way the effects of the tsunami last year could have been softened if there were similar marshes/wetlands (which did exist, just cleared away for human habitation, just like it was done in the Gulf Coast).

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79. Re: HI. Aug 30, 2005, 19:15 Warhawk
 
To blame the states for the hurricane is ludicrous. The entire industrialized world is to blame.

Yeah, because there were never hurricanes, tornados, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, or any other violent natural disaster before the internal combustion engine.

What you can blame the goverment for is the destruction of the wetlands around New Orleans that would have softend the blow, and the absolute poor preparation for dealing with the aftermath.

Yeah, because a marsh is really going to stop the hurricane. Last I checked, it was still a hurricane miles inland once it passed New Orleans.

Hopefully this will be a wake up call to the citizens of the US to stop wasting resources and abusing the planet like there is no tommorow, because there is a tommorow and it is looking worse all the time.

Yeah, I guess we'll have to stop shipping all those foreign aid checks to countries around the world, stop defending countries from invasion by terrorist or malevolent neighbors, stop shipping $$$ and supplies and help to every significant natural disaster in the world, etc. Maybe just turn into a hermit country and see where the rest of the world goes without us helping out, huh?


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78. Re: HI. Aug 30, 2005, 19:13 Tango
 
This whole things is gonna be hella expensive to clear up. And have serious repercussions on the entire US economy, and thus the parts of the world which are particularly dependent on you guys.

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77. Re: HI. Aug 30, 2005, 18:51 Yosemite Sam
 
To blame the states for the hurricane is ludicrous. The entire industrialized world is to blame. That said the US administration ignoring and doing nothing about global warming is also ludicrous. This is only the beginning, you can look forward to more\stronger hurricanes in the future. What you can blame the goverment for is the destruction of the wetlands around New Orleans that would have softend the blow, and the absolute poor preparation for dealing with the aftermath. I feel for those people suck in the city, though most of them have no one to blame but themselves. Sure is looking to me like New Orleans is a complete write off, I do not see this city recovering from this. Hopefully this will be a wake up call to the citizens of the US to stop wasting resources and abusing the planet like there is no tommorow, because there is a tommorow and it is looking worse all the time.

EDIT My best wishes to all those people.

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76. Re: HI. Aug 30, 2005, 18:34 Enahs
 
I think you mean Venus.

Damn it.
It was just 2 weeks ago on here I corrected someone for making the same mistake I did!

Enahs, check out my earlier post. Here is a link to the source data.

See…you have the same problem as I was talking about earlier.
But, you also have a huge flaw in their scientific method.
They are developing a model to match what is happening. That is the equivalent of me saying “I can tell you what yesterdays lotto numbers where”. Big fin deal.

Developing a model based on some specific value to get you that specific value is meaningless. And using that to then say the increase of solar activity (or some other cause) has no net effect is still stupid and just plain bad science.

Time will tell, but nothing has changed. They are still so intent or proving greenhouse effect that they are using really bad scientific method to develop a model for it, then denounce all other explanations. And it still does not rule out the fact that the increase in solar activity accounts perfectly (within 99%) of the marginal increase in our global average temperature.


I am no climatologist(sp?) but I can recognize poor science when I see it. And I can also recognize the fact that ever since the predictions and models (which this one is hardly any different than those) they have been absolutely 100% wrong.

You can believe whatever you want though…as I have said many times pollution still needs stoping.


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75. Re: HI. Aug 30, 2005, 18:24 Warhawk
 
To tell me that this ISN'T going to affect the planet is firstly ludicrous and secondly irrelevant -- at best we have rough guesses, but the ONLY safe course of action to protect ourselves is to make sure we do as little environmental change to this planet as we can.

Nobody here is saying "throw up your hands and do nothing", I'm saying that this hysterical fearmongering to draw attention to and raise money for your pet "save the planet" causes does nobody any good.

Pollution - bad

Clean air and water - good

Activists claiming the end of the world is near because temperatures rise 0.5 degrees (or whatever) and they cannot really say whether it is normal for the planet based on past temperature swings or not - fearmongerers

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74. Re: HI. Aug 30, 2005, 18:10 human
 
Humankind dug up a huuuuuge percentage of the oil that our dead dinosaurs had turned into, and within a century, have used up most of it. To tell me that this ISN'T going to affect the planet is firstly ludicrous and secondly irrelevant -- at best we have rough guesses, but the ONLY safe course of action to protect ourselves is to make sure we do as little environmental change to this planet as we can.

Not worrying about climate change is like the crew of a space station randomly making changes to their life support systems. "Oh well, it probably won't matter, the chances are small", they say. But what of the risks? The risks are huge. 6 billion lives are at stake. In this case caution is the only sane policy.

 
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73. Re: New Orleans / Louisiana Aug 30, 2005, 17:16 xXBatmanXx
 
Part 2:
With varying degree of severity and varying specific location, this same event happens year after year after year after year, and Every year the headlines are the same, and Every year the same dumbasses move right back to the same beachfront property and same sunken cities where it happens all over again.


Yup, it is called Darwinism.
Anyone who lives in a city THAT IS BELOW SEA LEVEL ON THE COAST AND INBETWEEN A RIVER AND A LAKE, deserves whatever their gods decide to do to them.

Zero sympathy for those who stayed in the storms path and had the means to leave.
Call me what you like, but that is the way it is.

/edit: Obviously hospitals, etc are excluded. But come on....New Orleans?

/edit: It is now reported that around 60k people are either at the Superdome or are headed to the Superdome. 60K couldn't find some way to get out of town? sheeesh.

Batman... Batman... Can somebody tell me what kind of a world we live in, where a man dressed up as a BAT gets all of my press?
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72. Re: New Orleans / Louisiana Aug 30, 2005, 16:49 FourPak
 
Evolution in Action - Culling the Clueless

Part 1:
- "Run! A Killer Storm is coming!"
- "Hm?"
- "Run!! A Killer Storm is coming!!"
- "Eh?"
- " RUN!!! A KILLER STORM IS COMING!!! "
- "Oh. So, what's on tv tonite..."

next day, CNN Special: Katrina's death toll leaves Gulf Coast reeling. duhuh.

Part 2:
With varying degree of severity and varying specific location, this same event happens year after year after year after year, and Every year the headlines are the same, and Every year the same dumbasses move right back to the same beachfront property and same sunken cities where it happens all over again.

 
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