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Re: Weather, Climate, and Environment
« Reply #1288 on: May 10, 2019, 01:55:25 PM »
I do wonder why we don't see large-scale efforts to do this. Where's the modern-day Johnny Appleseed?
He got deported by ICE.
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Re: Weather, Climate, and Environment
« Reply #1289 on: May 10, 2019, 01:58:25 PM »
I remember driving across Texas. I was able to tell that I was getting out of the desert when I started seeing that the things I drove over that were labeled "river" actually started having water in them...

But yeah, I think reforestation is a damn good idea. It's not "the solution", of course, but it might be a contributing part of the solution.

Maybe if we'd stop with all this "organic" farming we could reclaim some of that land for forests.
It's all about beef.  If this new faux meat burger works, that could be a game-changer.  No more shrinking Amazon, no more cattle-rustling, period.  Hey, people could even stop drinking the milk of other animals and we can let cows resort back to being a wild species!!!


The amount of water and feed cattle take is obnoxious, and it could all be over soon.  Of course then, to get some "real" meat, it could be like in Demolition Man, and you're served a rat burger.  Terrible movie with some interesting talking points about the future.
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Re: Weather, Climate, and Environment
« Reply #1290 on: May 10, 2019, 02:41:32 PM »
never saw Demolition Man, but hopefully I'm old enough to die before I eat much beef that's really not beef
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Re: Weather, Climate, and Environment
« Reply #1291 on: May 10, 2019, 02:57:33 PM »
Demolition Man wasn't a terrible movie, it was AWESOME!

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Re: Weather, Climate, and Environment
« Reply #1292 on: May 10, 2019, 03:44:21 PM »
It's all about beef.  If this new faux meat burger works, that could be a game-changer.  No more shrinking Amazon, no more cattle-rustling, period.  Hey, people could even stop drinking the milk of other animals and we can let cows resort back to being a wild species!!!


The amount of water and feed cattle take is obnoxious, and it could all be over soon.  Of course then, to get some "real" meat, it could be like in Demolition Man, and you're served a rat burger.  Terrible movie with some interesting talking points about the future.
I haven't tried the faux beef yet, but despite being a hardcore meat-eater, I'm not opposed to the idea for some of the "ground meat" applications. I'm sure it'd be fine in a taco.

But until they can replicate the actual grain of muscle and the intramuscular fat that you get in the real think, it's not going replace steak.

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Re: Weather, Climate, and Environment
« Reply #1293 on: May 10, 2019, 03:57:13 PM »
...from my days in the 6th Cav Brigade at Fort Hood.
Huh, my unit in Korea was OPCONed to 6th Cav. Wartime we would shift back to 8th Army (or one of the Corps), but day-to-day, our Brigade Commander was 6th Cav at Camp Humphreys. I don't think those aviators had any idea what to do with a bunch of duck hunters, but the 6th Cav unit insignia looks cooler than the 8th Army's--and I already had occasion to wear my grandfather's 8th Army patch on my Class As before we made the change. 

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Re: Weather, Climate, and Environment
« Reply #1294 on: May 10, 2019, 03:57:26 PM »
Oh, it was awesome when you were 12.  I never figured out the 3 shells thing in the bathroom.  Taco Bell winning the "fast food wars" was funny.  There are some parallels between current SJWs and how everyone in that future is a pansy.
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Re: Weather, Climate, and Environment
« Reply #1295 on: May 10, 2019, 04:11:11 PM »
I was 21 and in college when Demolition Man came out, and I thought it was plenty awesome even then!

The three shells are a metaphor.

And Taco Bell was the only restaurant to survive the Franchise Wars... now all restaurants are Taco Bell.


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« Reply #1296 on: May 10, 2019, 04:21:28 PM »
I actually wrote a short story in 8th grade (long before Demolition Man came out) that touched on something similar. 

This was the height of the Reagan-era Cold War, mind you, so everyone was thinking geographically.  Eastern Bloc.  Soviet Bloc, etc.

But I thought it might be interesting to explore a dystopic future where geography and nationality were shoved to the back, behind corporatism.  At the time, the Soviet Union wasn't allowing McDonald's or Coca Cola into their borders, because those were too symbolic of the USA's power in the West.  They did however allow Pepsi in.  And perhaps some other group of food franchises, like KFC or something?

Regardless, I took that reality as my inspiration and I broke the world into the McCoke Bloc, and the Pepsi Bloc.  They still roughly aligned to the East and the West, but since Pepsi originated in the USA, they held some power and influence within the McCoke Bloc.  And the McCoke Bloc had made some trades and corporate buyouts, to obtain some influence within the Pepsi Bloc.  There was a lot more to it than that, but that's the basic premise, so years later when I heard that line in Demolition Man, I couldn't help but smile and think that somehow, they stole my idea. :)

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Re: Weather, Climate, and Environment
« Reply #1297 on: May 10, 2019, 05:36:26 PM »
Rather wet and chilly here in southern Brittany.  Which is not unusual for here.  May go sailing tomorrow.

The wind is up at the moment.  Near a town called Tregunc.

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Re: Weather, Climate, and Environment
« Reply #1298 on: May 10, 2019, 07:36:19 PM »
Huh, my unit in Korea was OPCONed to 6th Cav. Wartime we would shift back to 8th Army (or one of the Corps), but day-to-day, our Brigade Commander was 6th Cav at Camp Humphreys. I don't think those aviators had any idea what to do with a bunch of duck hunters, but the 6th Cav unit insignia looks cooler than the 8th Army's--and I already had occasion to wear my grandfather's 8th Army patch on my Class As before we made the change.
I think that, long ago and far away, we discussed your association with 6th Cav Bde in Korea, and airspace management/deconfliction issues.
When I was with 6th Cav Bde, 1988-91, it was III Corps' aviation brigade.  Now there doesn't seem to be an aviation brigade assigned to III Corps, and 6th Cav Bde doesn't seem to exist.  Same thing seems to be the case with XVIII Airborne Corps.  In 1992-93, I was in its 18th Aviation Brigade.  Now that's gone too.
I'm wondering if the concept of corps aviation brigades has been dropped.
6th Cav Bde indeed has a cooler shoulder patch than 8th Army.  I was assigned to 8th Army when I was in Korea ('87-88), so I know the patch well.
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Re: Weather, Climate, and Environment
« Reply #1301 on: May 17, 2019, 02:18:07 PM »
You know, I was really hoping that TSLA would be the perfect soap opera I needed between the end of NCAABB and the return of CFB.

At this rate I'm worried the implosion won't go beyond mid-July. 

 

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