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  1. Ian Beale

    Mr. Mcgee

    This got re-worded for that Antarctic expedition that got stuck a while back The Ice That Wasn't There Ruth January 2, 2014 at 9:04 pm Here is something I wrote on JoNova’s blog: Thanks to Robert W Service for the inspiration! There are strange things done in the midnight sun By the men who moil for fame; The Climate Change has bedfellows strange That would make your brain go lame; The Southern Lights have seen queer sights, But the queerest they ever did bear Was the climate geeks on the Akademik Who got stuck in the ice-not-there. Now Chris Turney was from New South Wee, where the gum tree stands and grows Why he left his home in the South to roam ‘round the Pole, God only knows. He was always hot, (no matter what), and often channelled Mao; And he’d often say in his arrogant way “The Ice has Melted now.” On Christmas Eve with Argo’s leave they were slow to find the trail Talk of your cold! Through the parka’s fold it stabbed like a driven nail. If eyes they’d close, then their lashes froze till sometimes they couldn’t see; It wasn’t much fun, but the only one to tweet was Chris Turney. And that very night, they got a fright – their ship was in sea ice; And the blogs were read, and the wind they said was blowing up a vice; Chris Turney claimed it was “Climate Change” – the Ice had Up and Went; The rest had napped and they were trapped in their own experiment. “Sea ice has waned due to climate change, but here it’s building up! We have found this has changed – they all explained, there’s fresh water all about! And don’t you know, the seawater below, well, we can almost drink it. This ice which packs will have impacts so fast – you wouldn’t think it.” The Snow Dragon and had also come, and got stuck in the same sea ice; The Astrolabe tried and Turney cried so they hailed the Australis. The sea ice grew and tempers brewed, and those onboard got sick; The wind was blamed on Climate Change; that’s why the ice was thick! The days went by and my oh my; the media had dissed The simple fact the ship was packed with climate scientists! They tried to show the melting snow would strike our hearts with fear And we would back the carbon tax – if truth was far, not near. Now a promise made is a debt unpaid and the sea has its own stern code. In the days to come – though the papers were stum, we learned to love that load Of childish geeks and climate freaks who danced and sang and stuff. They howled their woes to ice and snow, and proved their warming bluff. The choppers came and came again – the rescue on and off; The Australis and the Chinese ship were struggling in a trough Of water cold near the South Pole so they could pluck them out Of their own vice in the snow and ice – “not supposed to be about.” These scientists were more like kids when they begged for help from Watts; To give the fools some weather tools, to extract them from a spot Of danger here and trouble there – to save them from themselves! The choppers came in just in time to pluck from icy shelves. There are strange things done in the midnight sun By the men who moil for fame; The Climate Change has bedfellows strange That would make your brain go lame; The Southern Lights have seen queer sights, But the queerest they ever did bear Was the climate geeks on the Akademik Who got stuck in the ice-not-there. https://wattsupwiththat.com/2014/01/02/the-cause-of-the-akademik-shokalskiy-getting-stuck-in-antarctica-sigtseeing-mishaps-and-dawdling-by-the-passengers-getting-back-on-ship/#comment-1165100
  2. "Interesting Idea On Colorado Drones And Grazing Saving Water" "Here a real farmer speculating that the recent mob of drones seen methodically mapping something near Colorado / Kansas might be looking at water use due to western water wars being the usual big deal." https://chiefio.wordpress.com/2020/01/16/interesting-idea-on-colorado-drones-and-grazing-saving-water/
  3. Known as "The Reverse Midas Touch"
  4. Nah! That is the resupply convoy.
  5. Set to music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2SmHjtOprA&feature=youtu.be
  6. "Procrastination is my sin It gives me grief and sorrow I'll have to give it up one day I think I'll start tomorrow." Don't know who came up with that but - -
  7. I'll risk it! https://www.yesterdaystractors.com/cgi-bin/viewit.cgi?bd=ttalk&th=2125683
  8. " So we've really been dealing with flux cored electrical wire all this time?
  9. Around that area "Blessed are they that run round in little circles for they shall be known as big wheels"
  10. 15/16" is about 23.8 mm so either would work
  11. When you see behind the curtain! “On Facebook Greta looks 16, but secretly identifies as two grown men” http://joannenova.com.au/2020/01/on-facebook-greta-looks-16-but-secretly-identifies-as-two-grown-men/ That came via https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2020/01/facebook-glitch-reveals-indian-un-climate-delegate-posts-as-greta-thunberg.html More comments there
  12. Somewhat O/T but for the Ford fans mostly https://www.hotrod.com/articles/hrdp-0905-bob-regehr-car-collection/#hrdp_0905_02_z-bob_regehr_car_collection
  13. Kevin Try this https://www.smokstak.com/forum/threads/explanation-spark-plug-threads-metric.20213/
  14. A friend's solution to stream pollution - make it mandatory that the city water intake be downstream of the city
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