Out of the Blue

I try to be a good citizen when walking the Gunnar-man, including clean-up duties (or doodies). I have two separate rolls of bags, as well as a emergency bags in both my coat and wallet. And yet in spite of this, yesterday I managed to make a horrible mess anyway. As we walked, a full bag slipped from my gloved hand, and I managed to step on it in the process. This worked out perfectly to burst the underside of the bag, leaving my boot protected, but smearing the poop on the sidewalk in a way that could only be cleaned up so much with the tools at hand. I did the best I could, and I can only hope I didn't leave a real hazard behind. Forget the black ice... watch out for brown ice!

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Cutter wrote on Jan 29, 2015, 18:39:
Plus there are other environmental upsides to drinking down rising oceans. Our governments should be building several of those Saudi type plants all up and down the east and west coasts.

It's a nice thought, but the amount of water you'd have to drink down is many orders of magnitudes greater than what we can use. The Greenland ice cap (not even the largest in the world) is 750,000,000,000,000,000 US gallons. So using 250,000,000 gallons isn't a drop in a bucket, it's more like a drop in basement. Taking a drop or two out of your flooded basement isn't going to get rid of the flood.
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Jan 29, 2015, 21:15
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Cutter wrote on Jan 29, 2015, 18:39:
BobBob wrote on Jan 29, 2015, 16:04:
Haha. It's pretty silly we have a drought while being right next to the biggest body of water on the planet. Someone needs to come up with highly efficient desalinization method. There is some hope: http://waterfx.co

I do envy that you probably have a large lot of land. I think when I get older I may just invest that sort of space for the peace and quiet. There is a great short story sort of about that called: Huddling Place by Clifford D. Simak -- one of my favorite science fiction authors. If the future becomes like that, it will not matter where a person lives -- freedom from the chains of the environment.

That's pretty cool except it seems they appear to be only interested in leasing their equipment. And it's so small scale it won't do anyone any good if they don't live right at the ocean themselves. The Saudis know how to do it!

1 billion dollar plant near San Diego producing 50 million gallons per day.

US Version

Saudis are spending 7.2 billion and getting 264 million gallons per day.

Saudi Version

Plus there are other environmental upsides to drinking down rising oceans. Our governments should be building several of those Saudi type plants all up and down the east and west coasts.

Very informative articles. Thanks! Thumbsup
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BobBob wrote on Jan 29, 2015, 16:04:
Haha. It's pretty silly we have a drought while being right next to the biggest body of water on the planet. Someone needs to come up with highly efficient desalinization method. There is some hope: http://waterfx.co

I do envy that you probably have a large lot of land. I think when I get older I may just invest that sort of space for the peace and quiet. There is a great short story sort of about that called: Huddling Place by Clifford D. Simak -- one of my favorite science fiction authors. If the future becomes like that, it will not matter where a person lives -- freedom from the chains of the environment.

That's pretty cool except it seems they appear to be only interested in leasing their equipment. And it's so small scale it won't do anyone any good if they don't live right at the ocean themselves. The Saudis know how to do it!

1 billion dollar plant near San Diego producing 50 million gallons per day.

US Version

Saudis are spending 7.2 billion and getting 264 million gallons per day.

Saudi Version

Plus there are other environmental upsides to drinking down rising oceans. Our governments should be building several of those Saudi type plants all up and down the east and west coasts.
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Creston wrote on Jan 29, 2015, 15:35:
BobBob wrote on Jan 29, 2015, 14:29:
A bit cloudy today. It might rain. The weekend looks promising in the 70s.

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How's that drought treating ya, buddy?

Haha. It's pretty silly we have a drought while being right next to the biggest body of water on the planet. Someone needs to come up with highly efficient desalinization method. There is some hope: http://waterfx.co

I do envy that you probably have a large lot of land. I think when I get older I may just invest that sort of space for the peace and quiet. There is a great short story sort of about that called: Huddling Place by Clifford D. Simak -- one of my favorite science fiction authors. If the future becomes like that, it will not matter where a person lives -- freedom from the chains of the environment.
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BobBob wrote on Jan 29, 2015, 14:29:
A bit cloudy today. It might rain. The weekend looks promising in the 70s.

http://tinyurl.com/qbseqrz

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How's that drought treating ya, buddy?
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1badmf wrote on Jan 29, 2015, 12:07:
Verno wrote on Jan 29, 2015, 12:01:
BobBob wrote on Jan 29, 2015, 11:32:
Well, there goes my appetite for breakfast.

Payback for all of your smug weather posts

it's been 75 all january and it's really annoying. i like cold weather once in a while!

...did i do it right?

A bit cloudy today. It might rain. The weekend looks promising in the 70s.

http://tinyurl.com/qbseqrz

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Looks like we're finally getting our first real snowfall of the winter today. It's been a pretty mild and snowfree winter so far, so no complaints, thought Feb looks like it's shaping up to be cold and snowy. Ahh well two more months of scheisse then we can start to relax.
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Verno wrote on Jan 29, 2015, 12:01:
BobBob wrote on Jan 29, 2015, 11:32:
Well, there goes my appetite for breakfast.

Payback for all of your smug weather posts

it's been 75 all january and it's really annoying. i like cold weather once in a while!

...did i do it right?
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Jan 29, 2015, 12:01
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BobBob wrote on Jan 29, 2015, 11:32:
Well, there goes my appetite for breakfast.

Payback for all of your smug weather posts
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Jan 29, 2015, 11:49
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BobBob wrote on Jan 29, 2015, 11:32:
Well, there goes my appetite for breakfast.

It's too nice outside to eat anyway. Go for a swim.

Creston wrote on Jan 29, 2015, 10:47:
That's the nice thing about living on my own land. My dogs can crap wherever they like.

We have a backyard, but in the time since Hudson the wonder dog passed on, the Gunnar-man has picked up on her habit of pooping as far from the house as possible. He'll go in the yard if he must, but makes an obvious effort to hold out for when we are out on a walk.
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Well, there goes my appetite for breakfast.
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That's the nice thing about living on my own land. My dogs can crap wherever they like.
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That's my favorite Zappa song...I kind of treat that all the way through St. Alfonzo's Pancake Breakfast as one track...

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Dreamed I was an Eskimo
Frozen wind began to blow
Under my boots and around my toes
The frost that bit the ground below
It was a hundred degrees below zero

And my mama cried
And my mama cried
Nanook, a-no-no
Nanook, a-no-no
Don't be a naughty Eskimo
Save your money, don't go to the show

Well I turned around and I said oh, oh oh
Well I turned around and I said oh, oh oh
Well I turned around and I said ho, ho
And the northern lights commenced to glow
And she said, with a tear in her eye
Watch out where the huskies go, and don't you eat that yellow snow
Watch out where the huskies go, and don't you eat that yellow snow
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Jan 29, 2015, 09:28
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Well done Blue! I would have slinked away and pretended that the strange dog following me around had nothing to do with me
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