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Messianic Jews say they are persecuted in Israel

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Safety pins and screws are still lodged in 15-year-old Ami Ortiz's body three months after he opened a booby-trapped gift basket sent to his family.

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Since: Nov 13

Denver, CO

#65370 Jan 7, 2014
JOEL COOL DUDE wrote:
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In science, we talk about evidence and confidence level and not proof.
Proof pertains to mathematics and to alcohol. LOL.
rabbee: so this is why you are 200 proof?

JOEL COOL DUDE

Since: Jan 14

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#65371 Jan 7, 2014
LOL. Oh My Gosh!
former res

Cheshire, CT

#65372 Jan 7, 2014
Frijoles wrote:
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I get my crocs wet all the time.
While a drinking beers with a former schoolmate, he would often
excuse himself by stating that he needed to go drain his snake.

Since: Nov 13

Denver, CO

#65373 Jan 7, 2014
JOEL wrote:
SUSAN: Snow is a sign of the coming of the Messiah. We'll probably have a record breaker.
JOEL: Snow?
Why not rain?
The world has experienced far worse winters than the present one.
So, snow is linked with the coming of some messiah who will be as ignorant and as impotent as the previous prophets? LOL.
Will this messiah establish world peace by mass killing of people who're opposed to his teachings?
Peace established on the basis of bloodshed will not introduce the requisite degree of a higher consciousness needed to regenerate the unregenerate human nature of the survivors.
Besides, peace should include a peace seen in the terrestrial nature, too - natural calamities should calm down or disappear.
Forget the appearance of the next species that exceeds the realm of the mind and with novel physiology to support the higher consciousness-force that surpasses the mental faculties..
The terrestrial nature is evidently evolutionary and is not subject to instant perfection.
rabbee: no! snow, it the coming of a politician. rain, is the coming of Noach.

Since: Nov 13

Denver, CO

#65374 Jan 7, 2014
JOEL COOL DUDE wrote:
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g = GM/R as a working hypothesis works well.
If one has doubts about the existence of the elusive graviton or gravitational waves, then switch to the electric universe and plasma cosmology hypotheses which appears to stand on firmer ground than than the current gravity based cosmological model.
rabbee: if gravity is a constant, then how can you have a waveform? you cannot have compression and rarefaction, with a constant force. gravity is the result of mass, as long as the mass remains the same, there is no fluctuation. you can watch a marble melt in a thousand years, but mass remains the same.

“Act Interdimensional ly”

Since: Jan 08

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#65375 Jan 7, 2014
Frijoles wrote:
<quoted text>Maybe your "people" do, but it has nothing to do with science. The prediction, coming true, is an increase of extreme weather events. Also, warming will effect different latitudes differently, as you well know being an Aussie. Hows the climate in Australia these days? Warm enough for you?
I've been in Victoria all month and except for one day in the 40's it's been colder than a brass monkey's balls. That isn't unusual. Victoria is know for rapidly changing weather.

That being said, our 10-year drought ended three years ago and rainfall levels in my state are back to normal - slightly higher.

Maybe the world is headed for doom as the shamans predict. But it seems we here in Australia will be spared Gaia's wrath.

Since: Nov 13

Denver, CO

#65376 Jan 7, 2014
Frijoles wrote:
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yes, someone is undoubtably fcking with you. Though it could be algorithmic and impersonal - something encoded in your connection. Or perhaps you pissed off G-d.
rabbee: they already made a movie, about the attack of the cyber-bots didn't they? and most likely got it, from and episode of rocky and Bullwinkle, fractured fairy tales, or mr peabody and his boy sherman.

Since: Nov 13

Denver, CO

#65377 Jan 7, 2014
JOEL COOL DUDE wrote:
Now, not a single post is being permitted by the concerned moderator.
rabbee: cybergysts! ectoplasm.

Since: Nov 13

Denver, CO

#65378 Jan 7, 2014
JOEL COOL DUDE wrote:
So, where's Hugh?
rabbee: maybe the cybegysts got him, and are holding him for ransom in another dimension?

Since: Nov 13

Denver, CO

#65380 Jan 7, 2014
Frijoles wrote:
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Probably not, but you might attract the occasional bobcat, or even a stray parrot.
We have the same controversies with the hunters vs the huggers, though I think the hunters are winning.
rabbee: well yeah, the huggers do not have guns, even when it is dear season. should not wear them stupid looking antlers, as a method of protest.

Since: Nov 13

Denver, CO

#65381 Jan 7, 2014
JOEL COOL DUDE wrote:
I want to hug a deer and feed a lion and ride a horse and swim with the crocs.
rabbee: yes joel, we encourage you to do this. and don't wait for the lion, to invite you over for supper.

Since: Nov 13

Denver, CO

#65383 Jan 7, 2014
JOEL COOL DUDE wrote:
I love animals much more than I love most human beings.
rabbee: well lots of luck in finding a human being, while you tip toe through your two-lips. but adam is not having any luck, finding another human being here in TheTorah again.

Since: Nov 13

Denver, CO

#65384 Jan 7, 2014
former res wrote:
<quoted text>
While a drinking beers with a former schoolmate, he would often
excuse himself by stating that he needed to go drain his snake.
rabbee: yeah! them spitten cobras, are all alike.

JOEL COOL DUDE

Since: Jan 14

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#65385 Jan 7, 2014
I'm going to the Shamiana in the Taj for some coffee. It's 1:12 am here. Bye.

Since: Nov 13

Denver, CO

#65386 Jan 7, 2014
Rick Moss wrote:
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I've been in Victoria all month and except for one day in the 40's it's been colder than a brass monkey's balls. That isn't unusual. Victoria is know for rapidly changing weather.
That being said, our 10-year drought ended three years ago and rainfall levels in my state are back to normal - slightly higher.
Maybe the world is headed for doom as the shamans predict. But it seems we here in Australia will be spared Gaia's wrath.
rabbee: as much as i would like to be in Victoria, Bubbles would not be happy about that. so i am stuck playing with, Bubbles in the bath tub.

“Legumes of the World Unite ”

Since: Sep 11

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#65387 Jan 7, 2014
JOEL COOL DUDE wrote:
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I detest wearing crocs. They look hideous. I prefer strap on sandals or flip flops. For formal occasions, I wear formal shoes especially in suede or chamois. Armani and Gucci footwear is great.
I dont really own a pair. I agree that they constitute a fashion crime
former res

Cheshire, CT

#65388 Jan 7, 2014
Rick Moss wrote:
<quoted text>
I've been in Victoria all month and except for one day in the 40's it's been colder than a brass monkey's balls. That isn't unusual. Victoria is know for rapidly changing weather.
That being said, our 10-year drought ended three years ago and rainfall levels in my state are back to normal - slightly higher.
Maybe the world is headed for doom as the shamans predict. But it seems we here in Australia will be spared Gaia's wrath.
As US freezes heatwave prompts 'severe fire' warnings in Australia

The North Stradbroke Island blaze forces the evacuation of more than 900 people in Australia.

By Henry Austin, NBC News contributor

As the bone chilling “polar vortex” continues to freeze America to its core, in Australia things could not be more different as the sweltering temperatures that made 2013 the hottest year on record continue to blast the country.

The highest temperature recorded so far this year has been 125 degrees Fahrenheit in Moomba, South Australia, on Jan. 2. While in Sydney on Monday temperatures were a sweltering 96 degrees.

While less extensive and prolonged than the record breaking hot spell that opened 2013, the country’s Bureau of Meteorology called the latest heat wave a “remarkable event” in a statement Monday.

The report comes just days after the bureau confirmed last year was Australia’s hottest in more than a century of records, easily breaking the previous record set in 2005 by 32.3 degrees Fahrenheit.

“[2013] started with a persistent heatwave in January, with Australia recording its hottest day (7 January), hottest week, and hottest month on record,” the Bureau of Meteorology said in a statement.

“A new record was set for the number of consecutive days the national average temperature exceeded 39°C (102 degrees Fahrenheit)- seven days between 2 and 8 January 2013, almost doubling the previous record of four consecutive days in 1973,” they added.

The current hot weather has prompted them to issue "severe fire" warnings in the states of Queensland and Western Australia prompting fears of a repeat of the huge wildfires that affected parts of the country in October.

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http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2014/01/06...
former res

Cheshire, CT

#65389 Jan 7, 2014
Blistering heat that formed over the Nullarbor at the end of December and continues over parts of inland Australia smashed temperature records and was a "highly significant" event, the Bureau of Meteorology said.

In a special climate statement released late on Monday, the bureau said the latest heatwave, while less extensive and prolonged than the record-breaking hot spell to start 2013, was still a remarkable event.

The report comes just days after the bureau confirmed that last year was Australia’s hottest in more than a century of records, easily beating 2005.

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/environment/weather/hig...

“Act Interdimensional ly”

Since: Jan 08

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#65390 Jan 7, 2014
Frijoles wrote:
<quoted text>"...At this point the science of the subject has been so politicized.."

That was the key statement from the gentleman from Singapore. I ask, politicized by whom?
You can begin by asking Dr Murari Lal of the IPCC. Professor Philip Jones of the CRU, Dr Peter Gleick of the Pacific Institute. Dr. Rajendra Pachuri formerly a chair of the IPCC or Dr. James Hansen formally of NASA.

And I'm sure that is just the tip of the iceberg (pun intended). I'd be the first person to say that industry-funded research requires an extra layer of scrutiny. I'm not willing to accept at face value a report from Phillip Morris that smoking cures AIDS.

Climate change / Global Warming research is a huge industry. There are literally billions of government dollars out there for scientists willing to study the phenomenon. But only for those seeking to prove existing theories. You won't get a penny for researching alternative theories.

And then there are the much greater amounts of money waiting to be made on global carbon trading schemes. Money that won't be made unless markets are convinced of the efficacy of carbon trading.

That, my friend, is why I am circumspect when someone makes 25/50/100 year predictions based on models driven more on conjecture than data.

The 99% of climatologists believe in global warming line is thrown around a lot and I truly believe it. I also believe that 99% of geologists, 99% of historians and 99% of anthropologists also believe it because it's true. That The Earth has been warming for tens of thousands of years is self-evident to anyone attempting to walk from Vladivostok to Venice Beach.

But, that same level of consensus around the role of carbon, geological influences and astrophysical influences doesn't exist nor does the data or models to support any of the more dire predictions.

My mind is truly open. But... When Al Gore is telling me that the science is settled and we must act now (and by act he means costly taxes, increase governmental influence, and artificial market manipulation ) or die an agonizing death, then you'll have to forgive me. I remain (as anyone who truly believes in the scientific method) skeptical.

“Act Interdimensional ly”

Since: Jan 08

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#65391 Jan 7, 2014
former res wrote:
<quoted text>As US freezes heatwave prompts 'severe fire' warnings in Australia

The North Stradbroke Island blaze forces the evacuation of more than 900 people in Australia.

By Henry Austin, NBC News contributor

As the bone chilling “polar vortex” continues to freeze America to its core, in Australia things could not be more different as the sweltering temperatures that made 2013 the hottest year on record continue to blast the country.

The highest temperature recorded so far this year has been 125 degrees Fahrenheit in Moomba, South Australia, on Jan. 2. While in Sydney on Monday temperatures were a sweltering 96 degrees.

While less extensive and prolonged than the record breaking hot spell that opened 2013, the country’s Bureau of Meteorology called the latest heat wave a “remarkable event” in a statement Monday.

The report comes just days after the bureau confirmed last year was Australia’s hottest in more than a century of records, easily breaking the previous record set in 2005 by 32.3 degrees Fahrenheit.
I'm sorry. Weren't you the one that claimed only uniformed people would use weather incidents as proof of climate change?

As someone who has a home in Australia and has been coming here for over 20 years, I can tell you that weather in the mid to high 40's isn't unusual for WA or Queensland.

Weather phenomenon is Australia is an interesting thing. My own state of Victoria regularly has a week of high temps followed by a week of weather in the teens (C). Sometimes in the same day.

From 2000 to 2010 we suffered a near country-wide drought. Despite record rainfall nationally. A drought brought on by the fact that when states built water catchments in the early 1900's they didn't know that rainfall patterns in Australia change cyclically (something well known to our nomadic Aborigines).

The BOM and our own CSIRO colluded with the Australian Labor Party to use that self-inflicted drought to implement one of the largest goods taxes ever imposed in Australian history, the Carbon Tax. Despite the fact that rain patterns have returned to normal and catchments are once again full.

If you truly think Australia is roasting in its own lard as your post would suggest I suggest you visit us here in Melbourne. But, bring a sweater.

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