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The Earth's geologic record shows that there is a pattern of warming and cooling. the pattern is a very gradual warming over many centuries followed by an abrupt cooling which takes the average temperature highs to lows within decades. Things slowly warm and then very quickly get cold. In addition there is the oxygen cycle. The percentage of O2 in the air functions up and down from about 18% to about 26%. At 18 the ability for something to burn (mixing fuel, O2 & heat for combustion) is difficult due to nitrogen getting in the way of the O2, but at 26% there is so much O2 that is available that fuels that previously were marginal for sustaining fire will now readily burn. As things burn, the O2 is changed to CO2 and the % of O2 trends back toward 18%.

The Earth does have systems in place to adjust for various circumstances. For man to claim that he/she is all powerful in determining the future of the Earth shows not only arrogance but complete ignorance.
Sooner or later Mother Nature always wins.
 

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I am fortunate to have lived in a time when all of the present stupidity was viewed for what it is. I am sad for those younger who will be living through the results of having stupidity accepted as wisdom.
Best (but saddest) two sentences I have seen in a long time. I am in the same boat.
 

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We need to take back our government in 2022. We need good , honest , conservative leaders who appeal to a broad spectrum of our citizens.
"Good, honest, conservative" candidates won't appeal to a broad spectrum of citizens any time in the near future.

Even accounting for the war between the states, there has always been a very broadly held idea of what The Good is: thrift, industry, modesty, restrained government.
 

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Either no common sense or dumb as a bag of hammers.
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If she said that, and she probably did, it's 180º away from reality. There are giant wind farms in north Texas, out west of Fort Worth. I stand to be corrected, but those were the first to go offline when the cold weather came rolling in.

I haven't checked weather reports for Texas, but probably same as here in northern Europe; when it is cold there is little or no wind.
Sweden had to fire up their oilfiered backup plant, probably not very smart to close down their nuclear power plants and go for windmills..
 

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Either no common sense or dumb as a bag of hammers.
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the media coverage on this is strictly political. Ted Cruz is a Senator. He represents the people of Texas with regard to legislation and budgets. He is not in charge of any agency that would be involved in either the problem or its solution. the real absentee is the president- who is in charge of the operation of the federal agencies that are authorized to deal with emergencies. So where is the Bidet? Oh he's at a fund raiser in Michigan. Guess that's more important because Michigan is one of those "battleground" states for the next election. And now I read that the Bidet is looking forward to the 2024 election and running for a second term. What a non-funny joke.
 

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Either no common sense or dumb as a bag of hammers.
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I would take issue with that.

That is what the liberals are saying, but exactly what was he supposed to be doing? Passing out water bottles and food for a photo op? Did he do anything illegal? Did he do anything immoral or unethical?

We have a sitting president who was paid by two foreign governments (that we know of); a sitting vice president who not only encouraged rioting last summer, but helped organize bail money for the ones who were arrested; and a congressman on the intelligence committee who had a long term relationship with a Chinese spy. And I'm only getting warmed up. Bill Clinton subverted the integrity of the court system by perjuring himself. Hillary left people to die in Libya, and enriched herself with Russian money for fissionable material. A "socialist" senator who drives (or did drive) an Audi R8 and owns 3 residences on a Senator's salary. I can't afford what that cocksucker owns, and I make about 50% more than he does. A former community organizer and junior senator and president, who has NEVER held an honest FT job, who owns a house on The Cape in MA.

No offense, @Hogpatrol, we almost always see eye to eye on things, but you're marching to the beat of the leftist drummers on this one. Don't play their game. They won't ditch their people for committing actual crimes. In fact, they reward them. And we're supposed to ditch, or at least censure, one of the strongest conservative voices in the senate maybe since Barry Goldwater? For going to Cancun?
 

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I see some media is blaming the lack of de-icing equipment for the loss of power in Texas. But a lot of times cold weather occurs with stationary fronts- that is, very little air movement. It may not have mattered if the windmills were froze or not, in a calm cold weather pattern there wouldn't have been enough wind to turn the propellers. I also see that that NY idiot says the solution is more windmills. It is clear that there is little understanding of some basic laws of nature.
 

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I think its more about the standards that Cruz holds others to. Sometimes a politician needs to just shut up or thi go come back and bite you. I thjnk senile Joe did declare Texas a disaster.
I would take issue with that.

That is what the liberals are saying, but exactly what was he supposed to be doing? Passing out water bottles and food for a photo op? Did he do anything illegal? Did he do anything immoral or unethical?

We have a sitting president who was paid by two foreign governments (that we know of); a sitting vice president who not only encouraged rioting last summer, but helped organize bail money for the ones who were arrested; and a congressman on the intelligence committee who had a long term relationship with a Chinese spy. And I'm only getting warmed up. Bill Clinton subverted the integrity of the court system by perjuring himself. Hillary left people to die in Libya, and enriched herself with Russian money for fissionable material. A "socialist" senator who drives (or did drive) an Audi R8 and owns 3 residences on a Senator's salary. I can't afford what that cocksucker owns, and I make about 50% more than he does. A former community organizer and junior senator and president, who has NEVER held an honest FT job, who owns a house on The Cape in MA.

No offense, @Hogpatrol, we almost always see eye to eye on things, but you're marching to the beat of the leftist drummers on this one. Don't play their game. They won't ditch their people for committing actual crimes. In fact, they reward them. And we're supposed to ditch, or at least censure, one of the strongest conservative voices in the senate maybe since Barry Goldwater? For going to Cancun?
 

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I would take issue with that.

That is what the liberals are saying, but exactly what was he supposed to be doing? Passing out water bottles and food for a photo op? Did he do anything illegal? Did he do anything immoral or unethical?

We have a sitting president who was paid by two foreign governments (that we know of); a sitting vice president who not only encouraged rioting last summer, but helped organize bail money for the ones who were arrested; and a congressman on the intelligence committee who had a long term relationship with a Chinese spy. And I'm only getting warmed up. Bill Clinton subverted the integrity of the court system by perjuring himself. Hillary left people to die in Libya, and enriched herself with Russian money for fissionable material. A "socialist" senator who drives (or did drive) an Audi R8 and owns 3 residences on a Senator's salary. I can't afford what that cocksucker owns, and I make about 50% more than he does. A former community organizer and junior senator and president, who has NEVER held an honest FT job, who owns a house on The Cape in MA.

No offense, @Hogpatrol, we almost always see eye to eye on things, but you're marching to the beat of the leftist drummers on this one. Don't play their game. They won't ditch their people for committing actual crimes. In fact, they reward them. And we're supposed to ditch, or at least censure, one of the strongest conservative voices in the senate maybe since Barry Goldwater? For going to Cancun?
I see your points but wouldn't you think a guy who barely won last time would have done otherwise? I know he's on the right side but WTF was he thinking? Right, wrong or indifferent, politics is all about perception. He did 'fess up and say he shouldn't have skedaddled. I'll bet this will come back to bite him in the ass the next election.
 

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Anybody else notice rising grocery prices in your area?
In my state, gas prices are up about a quarter to thirty-five cents a gallon since the inauguration.
 

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Anybody else notice rising grocery prices in your area?
Actually, right now we are not seeing groceries in our area. I expect much higher prices when we do.
 

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It took Biden long enough. What Cruz did wasn’t the smartest thing he’s ever done but he apologized and who did it hurt? Not a sole. Biden on the other hand waited three or four days before acting. It takes FEMA a couple more days to react. Not good for Texans.
AOC!!! OMG, what a nut! More ”green” energy would have prevented the disaster?!!!
 

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It took Biden long enough. What Cruz did wasn’t the smartest thing he’s ever done but he apologized and who did it hurt? Not a sole. Biden on the other hand waited three or four days before acting. It takes FEMA a couple more days to react. Not good for Texans.
AOC!!! OMG, what a nut! More ”green” energy would have prevented the disaster?!!!
Harvard needs to give classes in common sense. I swear some of the dumbest stunts in politics and the financial markets are pulled by their graduates. I swear as the years go by, it seems to be getting worse.
 

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Gas prices here in GA where live have jumped 15-20 cents for gas, and 35-45 cents for diesel.

No one said anything about Biden going to Camp David, when he's only been in office less than a month. Oh, and he flew there. How much did that cost?
 

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