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GLOBAL WARMING RALLY CUT SHORT BY COLD WEATHER
Planet Gore,/NRO ^ | 4/16/07 | Jim Manzi

Posted on 04/16/2007 2:40:43 PM PDT by Argus

Yeah, I know this story has no logical relevance to long-term climate trends, but sometimes the cheapest shots are the funniest.

"More than two dozen demonstrators braved cold, wet weather Saturday in Reno to attend a rally designed to draw attention to global warming.

The event was cut short by heavy rain and sleet, said organizer Lisa Stiller of the Northern Nevada Coalition for Climate Change.

The storm prevented the use of solar ovens for a potluck picnic, Stiller said."


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: algore; climatechange; globalwarming
My favorite part:

The storm prevented the use of solar ovens for a potluck picnic, Stiller said."

1 posted on 04/16/2007 2:40:45 PM PDT by Argus
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To: Argus

snicker, snicker


2 posted on 04/16/2007 2:43:24 PM PDT by strange1 ("Show the enemy harm so he shall not advance" Sun Tzu The Art of War)
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To: Argus

At least the heavy rain gave the moonbats a nice cleansing.


3 posted on 04/16/2007 2:43:39 PM PDT by GQuagmire (Giggety,Giggety,Giggety)
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To: Pride in the USA

Another one! Gawd, I love these things.


4 posted on 04/16/2007 2:45:14 PM PDT by lonevoice (It's always "Apologize to a Muslim Hour"...somewhere)
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To: Argus
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5 posted on 04/16/2007 2:46:09 PM PDT by magslinger (Submission? That's a bit of a problem!)
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To: GQuagmire

I was camping this weekend in the California high desert. First time in memory that I have worn a jacket and mitts in the morning there in mid-April.


6 posted on 04/16/2007 2:46:35 PM PDT by p. henry
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To: Argus
GLOBAL WARMING CLIMATE CHANGE RALLY CUT SHORT BY COLD WEATHER

That is what they should have had as the title. That is the new dim talking point.

7 posted on 04/16/2007 2:48:42 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Many people are being held as slaves by the democrats through government assistance.)
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To: lonevoice
I commented that we couldn't’t play golf on Patriots Day, but we did play golf on Christmas Eve Day. One guy said it proved Global Warming. I said it was more likely that the Earth just wasn’t obeying the calender that was decreed by two of the noblest Romans of them all. How dare it!
8 posted on 04/16/2007 2:53:23 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Argus

9 posted on 04/16/2007 2:57:08 PM PDT by Dallas59 (AL GORE STALKED ME ON 2/25/2007!)
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To: Argus

. . . and then our bongwater froze.


10 posted on 04/16/2007 2:59:21 PM PDT by Ieatfrijoles (Incinerate Riyadh Now.(Request shot splash))
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To: Argus
Liberals are so stupid. And they use a solar oven since that's even funnier as I'm under the impression they think the sun is bad for you!

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

11 posted on 04/16/2007 3:03:16 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Argus

If only the two dozen would watch the TV or listen to the radio or read the paper or the internet they would have a weather forecast available to them.

But all that is evil, corporate kind of stuff. Worthy of the greatest disdain.


12 posted on 04/16/2007 3:12:22 PM PDT by siunevada (If we learn nothing from history, what's the point of having one? - Peggy Hill)
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To: siunevada
How do they know the planet will be super-hot in a half century when they can't predict what today's weather is going to be like?

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

13 posted on 04/16/2007 3:15:18 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Argus

I would have enjoyed this story a lot more if there were some pics of those nimrods standing out there carrying some signs with global warming slogans as the sleet is coming down.


14 posted on 04/16/2007 3:18:19 PM PDT by Reagan is King (Those who say it cannot be done should not interrupt the people doing it)
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To: Argus
"Yeah, I know this story has no logical relevance to long-term climate trends, but sometimes the cheapest shots are the funniest."

If the tables were turned, the Dems/libs would not hesitate to take a similar cheap shot. The difference is that they wouldn't admit it's a cheap shot.
15 posted on 04/16/2007 3:25:04 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle ("Above all, shake your bum at Burton.")
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To: GQuagmire; massgopguy
At least the heavy rain gave the moonbats a nice cleansing.

Mother Nature works in wondrous ways, knocking some sense and irony into all but two dozen.

I was listening to Howie Carr (on the internet). A caller, commenting on the very wet Boston Marathon said the good thing about the rain was it was washing the runner and spectator "bleep" [feces] off of lawns along the route...

What the heck do they mean by "...for Climate Change"? I thought moonbats were statists, complaining that the climate was changing, and they didn't want it to change?

16 posted on 04/16/2007 3:26:29 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: Argus
I look at this as another Global Warming Awareness success story. These people release such energy with their "good thoughts" that their Climate G*d rewards them with cool breezes!

Peace and Harmony Brothers!

17 posted on 04/16/2007 3:34:30 PM PDT by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: Reagan is King; Argus
Here's a couple of the South Lake Tahoe demonstrators informing the gamblers on their way to the casinos.

18 posted on 04/16/2007 3:35:52 PM PDT by siunevada (If we learn nothing from history, what's the point of having one? - Peggy Hill)
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To: Argus
I live about an hour outside Reno, Nevada. Yesterday, on my way to church I drove through snowflurries. As I greeted friends, I commented, "How about this lovely spring weather. It's caused by the Al Gore effect." I received a lot of laughter with my corny routine, except for one couple who I suspect to be closet liberals. Neither of them laughed, the husband looked puzzled, and the wife replied, "I don't get it."

Definition for "The Al Gore Effect": Any unusual weather event, especially weather normally associated with colder temperatures.

19 posted on 04/16/2007 3:39:02 PM PDT by Irish Queen (Nevada Gal)
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To: strange1

Yup, the “Al Gore Effect” has struck again.


20 posted on 04/16/2007 3:40:02 PM PDT by Irish Queen (Nevada Gal)
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To: Argus

I vote for best headline of the month!


21 posted on 04/16/2007 3:40:09 PM PDT by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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To: Irish Queen

I now measure the intensity of cold storms in “Algores”, a sort of equivalent of the Richter Scale for earthquakes. Like, the nor’easter that hit New England over the weekend measured at least 17 Algores.


22 posted on 04/16/2007 3:42:44 PM PDT by Argus
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To: Irish Queen

I need to start bookmarking these Gore-effect stories


23 posted on 04/16/2007 4:02:53 PM PDT by Always Right
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To: Argus

“The storm prevented the use of solar ovens for a potluck picnic, Stiller said.””

Can’t win them all, I guess.


24 posted on 04/16/2007 4:29:18 PM PDT by Western Phil
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To: Argus

God has a sense of humor.


25 posted on 04/16/2007 4:50:17 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: metmom

Amen. I believe God laughs at those who would control His creation.


26 posted on 04/16/2007 4:53:19 PM PDT by westmichman (They cried "Peace, peace," but there is no peace.)
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To: Argus

LOL...of course, what’s their come back...weird weather is due to global warming...amazing they never talk of what the sun is doing...even mars is warmer due to the sun activity...


27 posted on 04/16/2007 4:53:43 PM PDT by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand; but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: Argus

None too soon for them to claim that they have won the battle against Gorebal warming.


28 posted on 04/16/2007 4:55:07 PM PDT by westmichman (They cried "Peace, peace," but there is no peace.)
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To: lonevoice

It seems to happen every time they schedule these rallies! Too ironic and too perfect!


29 posted on 04/16/2007 8:00:59 PM PDT by Pride in the USA
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To: Argus
"I now measure the intensity of cold storms in “Algores”, a sort of equivalent of the Richter Scale for earthquakes. Like, the nor’easter that hit New England over the weekend measured at least 17 Algores."

Argus, what you wrote above is verrry funny. And the snow in Malibu, CA in February rated 3 Algores.

30 posted on 04/16/2007 9:09:13 PM PDT by Irish Queen (Nevada Gal)
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To: Always Right

I’m looking forward to reading and sharing your Algore Effect compilation.


31 posted on 04/16/2007 9:14:55 PM PDT by Irish Queen (Nevada Gal)
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To: Argus

I can just imagine soaked to the skin hippies, wearing hemp pants and shirts shivering in the sleet.
Their solar ovens not warming their lentil casserole


32 posted on 04/17/2007 12:49:01 PM PDT by Holicheese (I love shrimp and grits.)
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To: Argus
If there were REALLY a big threat of FLOODING of all of our Coastal Cities like NY and LA we would be building a water barrier like in Holland...I toured the DELTA WATER WORKS and it is awesome! Would be a great idea for New Orleans at any rate. And I don't believe Al Gore is correct on the entire world flooding in the near future. Unless we are in a natural cycle like those of the past. And that is NOT what he is PREACHING.


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In previous ice ages, the latest 180,000-130,000 years ago, Europe and parts of the Netherlands were covered with glacier ice and the surface of the sea were several metres below the level of today. Some 10,000 years ago, the temperature started to rise, the ice melted, the water in the oceans increased and the surface rose.

The oldest natural dike is the line of dunes along the coast of Holland and Zeeland. They were created by heavy onshore wind and were about 10 metres high. Small plants and grass and their roots were enough to keep the sand that had been blown in from moving, and the dunes grew. The younger dunes were created between 12th and 17th centuries when the vegetation of the western coast were cut down and a major sand-drift started. The new sand covered the old dunes and shaped the younger dunes of today. Many cities, villages and roads in the Netherlands are habitable today because of these dunes. If they had not been there some areas would be impossible to live in.

In those days much of present-day Netherlands were covered with water, for example the whole area above Amsterdam were filled with small lakes that were in direct connection to the sea. The first ones to build some kind of protection to hold the water back was the Frisians who settled in the northern areas more than 2000 years ago. They built their houses on hills called terpen. Around year 50 BC the powerful Roman Empire and their leader Julius Caesar started to move up north and made the river Rijn a natural northern border of their Empire. The Romans started to build roads and houses, but they also intrduced the first real hydraulic works. They built the first dam in the Rijn valley near Kleef. They also dug the first canals, the Vliet and Schie.

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The reclamation of land started with outlet sluices that was suppose to drain of the land at low tide. Then there were windmills pumping the excess water and today they have been replaced with electricity- and diesel-driven pumps.

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33 posted on 04/18/2007 12:03:09 PM PDT by buffyt (Long before you were little, you were loved, by God. It is s CHILD - and NOT a choice.)
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Dutch painters
- Dutch Art
- Rembrandt
- van Gogh
- Jan Steen
- Frans Hals
- Vermeer

Sights of Holland
- Water management
- Delft blue
- Saint nicholas
- Tulips

Accomodations
- hotels
- camping
- holiday homes
- map of holland

Water Management | Windmills | Recovery of land | The flooding | Delta Works | Schelde | Neeltje Jans |

Recovery of land in the 20th century

After a raging storm in 1916 old plans of draining the Zuider Zee came into action. Before the government had thought the project to be to extensive, but after the storm and with the increasing shortage of good agricultural land in times of war, they decided it was time.
The building of the Barrier Dam started in 1923. The 30 kilometer long dam was made of boulders and clay, the spaces in between were filled with sand, stones and brushwood. On the final day of construction the tide turned and the Ijsselmeer, a freshwater lake, was created. The dam also got sluices for draining excess water and locks for maintaining shipping.

After the dam was built, the draining began. Four enormous polders were drained in the IJsselmeer and the result was 165,000 ha of new land. The Wieringermeer Polder and the Noordoost Polder are beeing used for agriculture, Zuidelijk Flevoland for housing, employment and recreation and Ostelijk Flevoland is a mix of both. Lelystad is the capital of the newest province of the Netherlands, Flevoland. These new areas became very popular for farmers looking for a place to start with modern, mechanized farming methods.


34 posted on 04/18/2007 12:05:11 PM PDT by buffyt (Long before you were little, you were loved, by God. It is s CHILD - and NOT a choice.)
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Thanks, very interesting.


35 posted on 04/18/2007 2:54:20 PM PDT by Argus
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