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Climate Change / Re: Pollution
« Last post by AGelbert on Today at 02:00:39 pm »
Now That Keystone XL Could Go Forward, Let's Talk About That Oil Spill a Bit More
Yessenia Funes

November 20, 2017 2:39pm Filed to: KEYSTONE XL


Meshkati has traveled around the world to visit sites that have seen true devastation at the hand of humans: Fukushima, the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill and explosion in the Gulf of Mexico, and the Chernobyl Power Plant.

“I have seen what a manmade disaster can do,” he said. “[TransCanada was] very lucky.”

Full article (with map and pictures):

Who CAN you trust? / Re: Resisting Brainwashing Propaganda
« Last post by AGelbert on Today at 01:47:19 pm »
Surly RULES! 

You deserve all the sunshine I can send your way for all the sunshine of truth you send all of us.
Wonders of Nature / Re: Ocean Species Habits and Ocean Conservancy
« Last post by AGelbert on Today at 01:32:45 pm »
Even Scientists Were Blown Away by These Weird Sea Creatures They Found

November 21, 2017


Scientists aboard the ocean-exploring ship the E/V Nautilus have been prowling the ocean for wonders since 2008, literally just exploring the seas.

So after spotting a sperm whale, a googly-eyed squid, and a host of other wonders, you’d think they may be jaded. It turns out they are not. Case in point: their reactions to finding a vampire squid and a Deepstaria jelly on a recent journey around the Revillagigedo Archipelago, a series of islands about 375 miles off Mexico’s Pacific coast.

They brought back video captured from a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV), including hosting an impromptu laser light show on the jelly (Pink Floyd soundtrack not included). According to the E/V Nautilus YouTube page, this is the first ROV footage ever captured around the Revillagigedo Archipelago.

Deepstaria jellies typically occupy cold waters around the Arctic and Antarctic, making their appearance here, even in the cold depths of the tropical Pacific, somewhat of a mystery.

Scientists also found the vampire squid about a mile underwater. Its full name translated from Latin is actually “vampire squid from hell,” which makes it the most bad ass of all sea creatures.   ;D

Full article with more video:

General Discussion / Re: Non-routine News
« Last post by AGelbert on November 21, 2017, 09:26:25 pm »
General Discussion / Re: Historical Documentaries
« Last post by AGelbert on November 21, 2017, 06:50:36 pm »
The Impossible Landing (United Airlines Flight 232)


Agelbert NOTE: This is one tension filled event. :o  The actual tape is played.  A training instructor expert that happened to be on board said, "We'll have a beer after this". The Captain replied, "I don't drink but I'll sure as S H I T have one."  :D 

As a former air traffic controller, I also got a laugh about when ATC at the airport cleared the flight to land "on ANY runway". Even the Captian laughed! Pause the video as the written info on the screen shows so you can grasp how horrendously difficult the situation they were in was. Controlling any aircraft heading with differential thrust is a a royal bag of wiggly worms. Controlling the pitch attitude is even more tricky, especially when you want to reduce your speed. The airplane wants to porpoise on you (phugoid cycle). Every porpoise sets you up for too high a descent on the bottom part of the cycle to avoid a bad crash. So, You have to keep the speed up and the porpoising down to less than a 700 feet per minute descent rate until you are almost on the runway. Normal landing speed is about 130 mph. This aircraft had to be at about 190 mph to remain stable with gear down and no flaps. The fact that everybody wasn't killed is a testament to the skill and professialism of the cockpit crew. 
Who CAN you trust? / Re: Corruption in Government
« Last post by AGelbert on November 21, 2017, 02:58:11 pm »
Donald Trump loses white supporter after his racist attack on black NFL star Marshawn Lynch
Bill Palmer

Updated: 1:34 am EST Tue Nov 21, 2017


Who CAN you trust? / Re: Resisting Brainwashing Propaganda
« Last post by AGelbert on November 21, 2017, 02:36:59 pm »

Probably not.

From the article:
Moreover, there is not one word of Marines landing at Langley, appearing in _any_ US mass-media outlet.

Source: "The Hal Turner Radio Show."

The tell was "Uranium One," which the drooling right has been flowing in the same way a serial masturbator rubs his dick raw. And with a similar result.

So let's check out the page for "The Hal Turner Radio Show."

Top 3 Alabama Newspapers Run FRONT PAGE Editorials Against Roy Moore - But all 3 Papers are **owned** by Advance Publications in New York City ! ! !

The liberal fix must be in, right? These are the same professional victims who complain about "pedophiler rings" who are shilling for a serial creeper and accused pedo.

It's not "White Privilege" it is IQ
No comment needed.

The "Too Stupid" "Too Ignorant" and "Too Corrupt" are STILL Saying "I just Can't figure out WHY Hillary Lost the Election . . . . " Here's some help for the stupid, the ignorant and the corrupt

Right. Easy-to-chew Hannity colon-nuggets, served up to you just in time for Thanksgiving dinner.

Fact-check a motherfucker, willya?

What are you, the 4th Reich of truth & bullshit.

Thoughts are electric, emotions are magnetic...

And shitposting is shitposting.

Well said!

AZ, Surly is a man of integrity and truth. I consider him a loyal member of the Cat Herders Association that I belong to. Cat Herders are always trying to get the bullshitters among us to try truth instead of negative noises designed to distract people from the important issues of our time. It is a a very bad idea to challenge him and a very good advice to listen to what he says.

Recent Photo of Surly:
Surly RULES! 
Who CAN you trust? / Re: Corruption in Government
« Last post by AGelbert on November 21, 2017, 02:18:56 pm »
Republicans are PROUD of Giving HANDOUTS to their Rich Crook Donors 

Social Security Works

November 21, 2017

Since his college years, Paul Ryan has been fantasizing about cutting Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. Now, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders has featured Social Security Works’ very own Alex Lawson, Nancy Altman and Jasmine Jefferson in an important video to break down Paul Ryan and the Koch brothers’ long game to destroy our earned benefits.

Geopolitics / Re: Profiles in Courage
« Last post by AGelbert on November 21, 2017, 01:33:10 pm »



Seattle’s new Democracy Voucher Program is reducing the power of big money and giving everyday people a bigger voice in local elections, according to initial analysis of the system in this year’s municipal elections by the Seattle-based Win/Win Network and national money-in-politics reform group Every Voice Center.

In 2015, Seattle voters overwhelmingly approved the Honest Elections Seattle ballot initiative by a 63 percent to 37 percent vote to create the first-in-the-nation Democracy Voucher Program.

In 2017, the program went into effect for the first time, distributing four $25 Democracy Vouchers to every Seattle resident for use in two at-large city council races and the contest for city attorney. The program will expand to other races including the race for mayor in future election cycles.

To qualify to spend the vouchers, candidates agreed to only accept small donations of $250 or less, raise a threshold number of small contributions, gather signatures, and agree to limit their campaign spending. Use of the program was widespread in 2017, with 13 out of the 17 candidates in the primary election agreeing to participate, and six of them meeting the qualification requirements to redeem the vouchers. Five out of the six contestants in these races who advanced to the general election ran using Democracy Vouchers.

As the following analysis details, Seattle’s Democracy Voucher Program is achieving its intended goals by generating historic numbers of new and small donors, diversifying the makeup of campaign supporters to better reflect the people of Seattle, and limiting the reliance on big money in local elections.

Using data currently available, our initial analysis of the 2017 election surfaced these key findings:

•    At least 25,000 Seattle residents—a historic number—participated as campaign donors in this election cycle, three times the roughly 8,200 residents who donated to candidates in 2013.

•    As of publication, more than 18,000 Seattle residents gave nearly 70,000 Democracy Vouchers to 2017 candidates, and more Democracy Vouchers are likely to be received before the December 1 deadline.

•    An estimated 84 percent of this election cycle’s Seattle donors were new donors—about 20,900 individuals who had not contributed to city candidates in the 2015 or 2013 cycles. Among these new donors, 71 percent were voucher donors.

•    Contrasting voucher donors to city council and city attorney candidates with cash donors to mayoral candidates in 2017, Democracy Voucher donors better reflected Seattle’s population including young people, women, people of color, and less affluent residents.

•    Candidates in races eligible for Democracy Vouchers relied less on big money. Instead, 87 percent of the support for their campaigns came from small donations of $250 or less and Democracy Vouchers. By contrast, small donations accounted for just 48 percent of the money backing candidates for city council and city attorney in the 2013 elections.

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Fossil Fuel Folly / Re: Fossil Fuel Profits Getting Eaten Alive by Renewable Energy!
« Last post by AGelbert on November 21, 2017, 01:15:51 pm »

Norway Oil Bosses Insist End Isn’t Near After $35 Billion Shock Investment Dump

November 20, 2017 by Bloomberg


By Mikael Holter (Bloomberg) — Can Norway dump $35 billion in oil and gas investments, and simultaneously convince that same industry to throw money into the country’s own fossil-fuel future?

After the initial shock of learning that Norway’s $1 trillion wealth fund wants nothing to do with it, the petroleum industry says both are in fact possible.

But the mood is shifting. While the fund said its proposal is about spreading risk and doesn’t imply a negative outlook on the oil industry ;), the plan reverberated as a nod from western Europe’s biggest oil producer to the uncertain future facing oil.

Confident Lobby

The proposal needs approval from Norway’s government and possibly even Parliament. Crucially, it has no bearing on the terms offered to oil companies operating offshore Norway, said both Industry Energy and the Norwegian Oil and Gas Association , a lobby group for companies such as Royal Dutch S , Total SA and Exxon Mobil Corp. all companies that could be dropped by Norway’s wealth fund if the proposal is implemented.

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Message for the Norwegian Oil and Gas Association:   

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