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Stock Tomato Seeds! Global Warming Is Coming!
http://wmbriggs.com/blog/?p=3534 ^ | William M Briggs

Posted on 03/01/2011 5:15:44 AM PST by mattstat

It must be a joke. The punchline is surely coming. Ha, ha! Hoarding tomato seeds! Bars on his basement windows! Hilarious! This guy really nails nuttiness. He’ll shame a few zealots, boy. But…wait a minute…I’m awfully close to the the end. When is this guy going to toss in the zinger, the gotcha!, the line which says it’s all a spoof?

It never came! He was serious!

Thus was my shock when I finished Mike Tidwell’s “A climate-change activist prepares for the worst” in the Washington Post. What best explains his buying “a new set of deadbolt locks on all my doors”, a (presumably gas powered) generator, and a (yes) “starter kit to raise tomatoes and lettuce behind barred basement windows.”

Would it do any good to tell Tidwell that if the apocalypse comes his gas-powered generator, after giving glow to a light bulb or two for a week, will be useless for lack of fuel? Could he be convinced that his meager store of sun-starved tomatoes (they don’t grow well in dark basements) will not be the envy of climate refugees?

I am glad Tidwell has taken up skeet shooting for the good of his “immediate loved ones” because we could always use more advocates for Second Amendment rights. But if I were his mailman, I’d steer clear of his porch whenever there is a heat wave.


TOPICS: Science; Society
KEYWORDS: globalwarming; skeet; tomatoseeds

1 posted on 03/01/2011 5:15:49 AM PST by mattstat
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To: mattstat
GWCRAP
2 posted on 03/01/2011 5:16:55 AM PST by FrankR (The Evil Are Powerless If The Good Are Unafraid! - R. Reagan)
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To: mattstat

basement = mushrooms


3 posted on 03/01/2011 5:23:28 AM PST by bgill (Kenyan Parliament - how could a man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: mattstat

A hurricane came through Pensacola several years ago and took out most of the power. My father in law lived there and was on oxygen, so we bought a 6.5 Kw generator and 12 6-gallon cans of gasoline and set it up at his house. We ran the generator non-stop to keep the AC and oxygen machine running. The generator used 6 gallons of fuel every 8 hours. At $4.00 a gallon, that’s $72 a day. It doesn’t take long to run out of gas and money. It’s not a good long-term solution.


4 posted on 03/01/2011 5:40:02 AM PST by mbynack (Retired USAF SMSgt)
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To: mattstat

Maybe NOW I can get that palm tree in my front yard that I’ve always wanted?


5 posted on 03/01/2011 6:00:22 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: mattstat
I predict that within a couple months, temps in Minnesota will DOUBLE! Yes DOUBLE!!!

Now send me all your seeds, cash, and precious metals so I can fund a study...

6 posted on 03/01/2011 6:04:26 AM PST by Dead Corpse (III%. The last line in the sand)
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To: Dead Corpse

I have some relatives who have started trying to hoarde food based on what they hear on the late night radio.

The rest of the family thinks it’s a bit odd, to say the least.


7 posted on 03/01/2011 8:44:14 AM PST by Ueriah
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To: mattstat; tubebender; mmanager; Fiddlstix; Fractal Trader; FrPR; enough_idiocy; meyer; Normandy; ...
 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

8 posted on 03/02/2011 7:00:26 AM PST by steelyourfaith ("Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty." -- Wendell Phillips)
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To: Red_Devil 232

A reluctant gardening ping?


9 posted on 03/02/2011 7:07:33 AM PST by tubebender (Now hiring Tag Line writers. Full time low pay)
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To: tubebender

Preppers have been storing seeds.....check out this article about the food chain and think about the impact of it.

Eagles fall out of the sky over Washington- more evidence food chain unraveling

http://theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com/2011/02/25/eagles-fall-out-of-the-sky-over-washington-more-evidence-food-chain-unraveling/

February 25, 2011 – VANCOUVER, WA – When David Hancock saw the bald-eagle count on the Chehalis River drop from more than 7,000 to fewer than 400 over a few days in December, he knew a crisis was coming. Earlier this week, news reports that starving eagles were “falling out of the sky” in the Comox Valley, on Vancouver Island, confirmed his fears. Wildlife rescue centers on the Island have reported birds growing so weak from hunger that they fall out of trees, or fly so clumsily they hit things. One crashed into a roof. Mr. Hancock said a collapse of chum salmon runs has left British Columbia’s bald-eagle population without enough food to make it through the winter, leaving them weak from hunger and forcing thousands of birds to scavenge at garbage dumps. Reports of starving eagles have been coming in from all over the Lower Mainland but seem concentrated in the Comox Valley, he said. Mr. Hancock said about 25,000 eagles flock to salmon rivers in the Pacific Northwest in the fall, to feed on the carcasses of spawning salmon. One of the biggest gatherings is on the Chehalis River, about 100 kilometres east of Vancouver, where as many as 9,000 eagles gather in November and December, drawn by what is usually a large run of chum salmon. The big fish, which average about 6 kilograms, are among the last salmon to spawn and their carcasses are usually available on gravel bars well into the winter. But Mr. Hancock said the chum didn’t arrive in any numbers on the Chehalis this year, reflecting a coast-wide collapse of the species, and then heavy rains washed away what carcasses there were. The birds were forced to disperse, to look for food where they could find it. –Globe and Mail

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/british-columbia/starving-eagles-falling-out-of-the-sky/article1918336/


10 posted on 03/02/2011 8:45:39 AM PST by Whenifhow
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