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[#] Mon Oct 02 2017 13:50:36 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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Are we there yet?

[#] Tue Oct 03 2017 15:54:36 EDT from fleeb

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Like a thief in the night...

[#] Tue Feb 20 2018 14:33:14 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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Speaking of the sky [not] falling ... the National Obama Alarmist Administration (NOAA) has been caught falsifying temperature data ... again.

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Remember that cold snap we had a few weeks ago? NOAA doesn't. They also adjusted the Jan 2014 data. Evidently the thermometers failed to produce the upward trend required to confirm their religion of nonstop warming, so they simply cooked the books.

[#] Sun Mar 04 2018 14:03:42 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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How about that wind storm!

80% of my town went dark from trees falling on power lines ... but we had electricity the whole time. I was hoping to have an opportunity to use my generator but I guess it'll have to wait. We're only about two miles from a substation via main-ish streets with well-trimmed trees. I may have to hire some ninja cats to do the opposite of their normal job.

State of emergency declared from Friday evening until 8:00 local time Sunday (today) morning. Schools pre-emptively closed on Monday.

And yet the snow is already about 50% melted. There wasn't a lot of it, even though we had blizzard conditions on Friday.

[#] Sun Mar 04 2018 19:51:24 EST from wizard of aahz

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We still have some snow.. But miracuralously we kept most of our power lines. Only 700 people in town lost power. Considering where we are, we were either pretty lucky or the preventive pruning has gotten better.

[#] Sun Apr 15 2018 20:31:07 EDT from The Pope

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A lawyer set himself on fire to protest pollution and climate change, I guess he showed the climate deniers a thing or two!

[#] Mon Apr 16 2018 12:24:52 EDT from fleeb

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*ponders how much of a carbon footprint he added by setting himself on fire*

[#] Mon Apr 16 2018 13:03:45 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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Ugh. I can't condone this, he called it "giving a life" but it's not going to raise awareness, it's just a freakshow.

Apparently he was also a well known gay rights activist. And he set himself on fire. Gives new meaning to the word "flamer"

[#] Mon Apr 16 2018 13:30:15 EDT from fleeb

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Admittedly, he was about 60 years old. Maybe his health was starting to fail, and he decided to go out with a bang. So to speak.

[#] Mon Apr 16 2018 13:31:39 EDT from fleeb

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(On the other hand, that's one less lawyer...)

[#] Mon Jul 16 2018 19:06:46 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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The sky fell today. Or at least, a lot of water fell from the sky. Because, y'know, climate and stuff.

The gutters on both sides of my house are clogged. Originally I thought something was wrong and water was sneaking behind them and I'd have a lot of repair to do, but upon careful observation today I determined that they were just overflowing.

So I need to find a way to unclog the downspouts without (a) using a ladder (which I won't do), or (b) paying someone (which I won't do).

I might try running a fish tape up the spout from the bottom.

[#] Mon Jul 16 2018 19:33:37 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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My fish tape was too stiff to get through the bends in the downspouts. But I found some success in another method.

I stuffed the nozzle of my leaf blower into the end of a downspout and ran it at full speed for about half a minute. On the longer downspout in front of the house, I wasn't able to get a good seal on it, and most of the air blew back. On the downspout behind the house, I got a glorious blast of water and schmutz coming out of the gutter, and when I stopped the blower, the entire gutter flushed out at high speed. It was ... wonderful.

So I guess the next step is to find some sort of elastic tubing to build an adapter that can seal the end of the blower to the end of the downspout.

[#] Tue Jul 17 2018 07:34:34 EDT from zooer

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Just toss M-80s up on the roof until one of them falls into the gutter drain. 

[#] Wed Aug 01 2018 12:27:57 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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That sounds like a waste of a perfectly good M-80. (The proper use is to conduct demonstrations to show to people who claim that an M-80 is a partial stick of dynamite.)

[#] Mon Aug 20 2018 15:59:04 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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For those of you who were wondering why Aretha Franklin is dead, here's your answer:

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Climate scientist Stevie Wonder has concluded that she was killed by global warming.

(Yeah, it's ludicrous, but Stevie Wonder isn't any less credible than most of the "climate scientists" who push the AGW myth.)

[#] Mon Aug 20 2018 18:47:08 EDT from winzlo

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Hoy crap, that must mean I'm next! Time to invest in can goods and shotguns, stome my cash in pillow cases and invest in 2x4's nails and hammers.

Wait, maybe that was a tad of an overreaction. <Forehead smack>

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