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Our temps have been hanging around -40 for two days now. Yesterday it was less than -40 and a 5 mph breeze came up, which dropped wind chill to -65. That's right -- if you're not covered you'll get freezer burn on the forward side from the wind you generate by walking.

The next couple days are supposed to get colder -- down to -50 at night. Steam lines are breaking and the heat is barely able to keep up -- three electric heaters going full blast in addition to the baseboard heat and at best we can get the house into the mid-60s. Anybody know where I can get some CO2?

The good news is that as of yesterday we're up to more than four hours of daylight per day. Thankfully my truck is holding up OK so far due to the block heater, battery heater, oil pan heater, transmission heater, and cab heater. It pulls 1500 watts when plugged in. My gas mileage is in the toilet, though, because it spends a lot of time idling to warm up and pay Al Gore's salary.

Speaking of Al, hope he's having fun with his new boat...

http://pajamasmedia.com/blog/gore-hits-the-waves-with-a-massive-new-hous...

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I was thinking of moving to Alaksa. After reading that I'm not going anywhere colder than Arizona. Wind chill and freezer burn from walking???? Negative 50-60 below??? That would freeze the olive in my martini! Enjoy your four hours of daylight. On the other hand I have Pelosi, Feinstein and Boxer to put up with. Upon reflection I think I'll join you in the snow. Freezing to death would be quicker and less painfull.

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I hate to have to tell you this, Bunny...but it's not just the olive. It's cold enough up here that Vodka (even 100 proof) will freeze. Angry

The good news is that if you leave the swizzle stick in, you can enjoy a martinicicle.

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I Love Florida !! Evil!

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It's cold enough up here that Vodka (even 100 proof) will freeze.

That's just wrong! This "global chilling" has got to stop. We need to increase our carbon footprint. More companies need to "go blue". I need to buy a bigger car and petition congress to drill for more oil. I'm going to do my part and burn old tires in my back yard. Where can I buy flatulant cows. I'm starting my own herd so cow farts can increase the temperature. Poor expatriate, we'll save you!

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WSJ had a good piece on the state of global warming data. Worth the read:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123085070980447477.html

Unfortunately global warming has become a political rather than science problem.

1500 watts... wow. Factor the cost/energy of keeping the truck warm while its off and the effective mpg dips further....

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Global warming isn't science or politics...it's a religion. It has its own concept of original sin, it's own apocalypse if people don't repent, a priesthood, an inquisition, excommunication for heretics, and indulgences for sale (carbon credits) for believers seeking to assuage their guilt. It has its own televangelists living lives of excess while preaching piety to their flocks. It also has an elaborate cosmology that can explain both warming AND cooling temperatures and blame it on any social agenda item of their choosing.

Science and politics both have room for dissent. From the Spanish Inquisition to the Taliban, only the most radical branches of religious fundamentalism seek to crush opposition and demand total, unquestioning compliance to doctrine.

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global warming ..we have had that before a long time ago ..watched a program on tv. and the tree huggers were worried about the polar bears ..hey somebody tell them "yes we will lose some" but they are predators and will adjust to the climate change ..a lot better than us ..we have been getting record snowfalls up in QUEBEC but the outdoor winter sports have just exploded ...

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Voluntary conservation of resources is a good thing but forced conservation based on unfounded theories does more harm than good.

The "greenies" are apt to point out that we live in a global world and they are right. Conservation and environmental protection must be universally accepted and implemented to be effective. When one country implements strict regulatory controls on carbon emissions that other nations don't follow then that country puts its industry at a competative disadvantage and actually causes more polution.

Let's use the US steel industry as an example. Strict environmental controls prevent new factories from being built thus the US steel industry suffers. However, the demand for steel does not decrease so another company will step in to fill the void. Most likely that company will be based in China and the steel will be produced with little regulation.

So, the polution output of the Chinese company will be far greater than the US company, even without the more strict rules that we are seeking to place on our industries.

Finally, can anyone answer how the ice age ended without man?

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Finally, can anyone answer how the ice age ended without man?

Mammoth Flatulence!!! Herds and herds of flatulent, hairy elephants!!

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BunnySlayer wrote:
CVC wrote,
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Finally, can anyone answer how the ice age ended without man?

Mammoth Flatulence!!! Herds and herds of flatulent, hairy elephants!!

And rotting potatoes.
No people around to eat them and mammoths don't like em so stands to reason that it was potatoes.

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