Fla.'s big chill: Manatees huddle, tu...

Fla.'s big chill: Manatees huddle, turtles stunned

There are 17 comments on the LA Daily News story from Jan 8, 2010, titled Fla.'s big chill: Manatees huddle, turtles stunned. In it, LA Daily News reports that:

More than 200 manatees are wintering in a balmy canal outside a power plant, the latest exotic Florida animals seeking refuge from the state's frigid temperatures.

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Big Mike

United States

#1 Jan 8, 2010
Ironic that power plants take a lion's share of the blame for "global warming" yet the output from one of those plants is what is saving these creatures during this unseasonably COLD weather in Florida.

I know Mr. Gore, I know. When it's hotter than usual, it's global warming. When it's colder than usual, it's global warming. What a scam.
JEM

Yermo, CA

#2 Jan 8, 2010
On TruTV Jesse Ventura has a show about conspiracy theories. Everyone should watch his show about global warming. Global warming is a hugh conspiracy theory making Al Gore rich and helping the head of the UN get on currency so he can take over the world.

“Be the change you want to see!”

Since: Dec 08

Santa Fe, NM

#3 Jan 8, 2010
Where's Al Gore when you need him?

If not for the nasty power plant,
these creatures would die.

The nation is not unlike Siberia in winter.
Where's Al Gore?
Big Mike

United States

#5 Jan 8, 2010
Secret Service wrote:
<quoted text>
You said it best.
You are confusing an unusual WEATHER pattern with CLIMATE change. Study just a little bit more and MAYBE you will understand the difference.
Bite me. YOU study the climate and tell all of us why global temperatures have been on the DECREASE the past 8 years. And while you're at it, tell us why the mainstream media refuses to report this. Add all the "unusual weather patterns", as you call them, together. The planet is cooling on the average. You're just one of the sheeple that believes what the criminals in the UN, our own government, and the media feed you. It's a total load of crap.

“Be the change you want to see!”

Since: Dec 08

Santa Fe, NM

#7 Jan 8, 2010
Secret Service wrote:
<quoted text>
And YOU are? Here it says 90% of 10,000 SCIENTISTS polled concur. Where do YOU fit in the equation? Denial?
"While the harsh winter pounding many areas of North America and Europe seemingly contradicts the fact that global warming continues unabated, a new survey finds consensus among scientists about the reality of climate change and its likely cause.
A group of 3,146 earth scientists surveyed around the world overwhelmingly agree that in the past 200-plus years, mean global temperatures have been rising, and that human activity is a significant contributing factor in changing mean global temperatures.
Peter Doran, University of Illinois at Chicago associate professor of earth and environmental sciences, along with former graduate student Maggie Kendall Zimmerman, conducted the survey late last year.
The findings appear today in the publication Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union.
In trying to overcome criticism of earlier attempts to gauge the view of earth scientists on global warming and the human impact factor, Doran and Kendall Zimmerman sought the opinion of the most complete list of earth scientists they could find, contacting more than 10,200 experts around the world listed in the 2007 edition of the American Geological Institute's Directory of Geoscience Departments.
Experts in academia and government research centers were e-mailed invitations to participate in the on-line poll conducted by the website questionpro.com . Only those invited could participate and computer IP addresses of participants were recorded and used to prevent repeat voting. Questions used were reviewed by a polling expert who checked for bias in phrasing, such as suggesting an answer by the way a question was worded. The nine-question survey was short, taking just a few minutes to complete.
Two questions were key: have mean global temperatures risen compared to pre-1800s levels, and has human activity been a significant factor in changing mean global temperatures.
About 90 percent of the scientists agreed with the first question and 82 percent the second.
In analyzing responses by sub-groups, Doran found that climatologists who are active in research showed the strongest consensus on the causes of global warming, with 97 percent agreeing humans play a role. Petroleum geologists and meteorologists were among the biggest doubters, with only 47 and 64 percent respectively believing in human involvement. Doran compared their responses to a recent poll showing only 58 percent of the public thinks human activity contributes to global warming."
Cutting and pasting.....

And all it takes is a few hackers into your email to ruin your day.

Shucks.

“Be the change you want to see!”

Since: Dec 08

Santa Fe, NM

#8 Jan 8, 2010
Big Mike wrote:
Ironic that power plants take a lion's share of the blame for "global warming" yet the output from one of those plants is what is saving these creatures during this unseasonably COLD weather in Florida.
I know Mr. Gore, I know. When it's hotter than usual, it's global warming. When it's colder than usual, it's global warming. What a scam.
Al Gore, like the typical liberal kook
hopes and prays that the Earth becomes an oven,
for the simple fact that he doesn't like to be proven wrong.

He must be crapping ice cubes......

.....And think how much energy it takes to heat his 'sumptuous' Nashville, TN mansion.

Poor fella......
Big Mike

United States

#9 Jan 8, 2010
Oh give me a break "Secret Service". The platitudes from the global warming playbook are all played out. There are hundreds of scientists, including some renown climatologists who have been hushed and threatened when they publicly disagreed with the whole global warming scare. Hardly anyone in the scientific community disagreed with the fact that there WAS a period of global warming. But there NEVER was any scientifically gathered evidence to connect it to the actions of humans and now there is a global cooling trend, just like the planet's temperature fluctuations that have occurred for thousands of years. When are you going to admit that this is all political and there is nothing scientific about it?

When the UN and China take over and start dictating your life, and destroy our way of life as Americans living in a sovereign nation, don't come crying to me just because you drank Maurice Strong and Al Gore's Koolaid. The global warming scare is all about money and control through a one-world autocratic government and carbon credits will be the currency that drags us into oblivion.

“Be the change you want to see!”

Since: Dec 08

Santa Fe, NM

#10 Jan 8, 2010
Big Mike wrote:
Oh give me a break "Secret Service". The platitudes from the global warming playbook are all played out. There are hundreds of scientists, including some renown climatologists who have been hushed and threatened when they publicly disagreed with the whole global warming scare. Hardly anyone in the scientific community disagreed with the fact that there WAS a period of global warming. But there NEVER was any scientifically gathered evidence to connect it to the actions of humans and now there is a global cooling trend, just like the planet's temperature fluctuations that have occurred for thousands of years. When are you going to admit that this is all political and there is nothing scientific about it?
When the UN and China take over and start dictating your life, and destroy our way of life as Americans living in a sovereign nation, don't come crying to me just because you drank Maurice Strong and Al Gore's Koolaid. The global warming scare is all about money and control through a one-world autocratic government and carbon credits will be the currency that drags us into oblivion.
When one takes the sunglasses off
and puts the 'thinking cap' on,
reality comes into focus.
Big Mike

United States

#13 Jan 8, 2010
Hey slick, I don't need to show you ANYTHING. You want me to believe there is global warming and that it's caused by the activities of civilization, right?

Then YOU show ME the empirical evidence that:

a) The global temperatures over the last 8 years, on average, have increased.

b) That whatever global warming that did occur in the past was absolutely caused by the activities of humans.

I don't want to hear OPINIONS of "experts" or anything from politicians. Show me the actual scientific evidence to support your belief.

You won't because you can't because this is all a bunch of bull that has been engineered over the past 20 years to fleece the working-class of the world's nations in a collusion between the UN, certain billionaires, certain banks (well one, really) and the pawns are people of industrialized nations. Believe what you want. Global warming is a religion to you socialists. You'll eat your words in time.

BTW, the Chinese have NOT taken over our lives but yes, we are on a very slippery slope. If you think they have already taken over you know nothing about them, their politics, or the way life really is in China. I know. I am Chinese. My family came here to escape communism and the oppression that comes with it but I'm afraid whatever future generations our family has, will have to endure it all over again thanks to morons like you who can't see the forest for the trees and vote for idiot politicians who are chipping away at the liberties Americans once had.

“America & LEGAL Americans 1st”

Since: Aug 08

Chatsworth

#14 Jan 8, 2010
Big Mike wrote:
Hey slick, I don't need to show you ANYTHING. You want me to believe there is global warming and that it's caused by the activities of civilization, right?
Then YOU show ME the empirical evidence that:
a) The global temperatures over the last 8 years, on average, have increased.
b) That whatever global warming that did occur in the past was absolutely caused by the activities of humans.
I don't want to hear OPINIONS of "experts" or anything from politicians. Show me the actual scientific evidence to support your belief.
You won't because you can't because this is all a bunch of bull that has been engineered over the past 20 years to fleece the working-class of the world's nations in a collusion between the UN, certain billionaires, certain banks (well one, really) and the pawns are people of industrialized nations. Believe what you want. Global warming is a religion to you socialists. You'll eat your words in time.
BTW, the Chinese have NOT taken over our lives but yes, we are on a very slippery slope. If you think they have already taken over you know nothing about them, their politics, or the way life really is in China. I know. I am Chinese. My family came here to escape communism and the oppression that comes with it but I'm afraid whatever future generations our family has, will have to endure it all over again thanks to morons like you who can't see the forest for the trees and vote for idiot politicians who are chipping away at the liberties Americans once had.
Excellent post.

“Be the change you want to see!”

Since: Dec 08

Santa Fe, NM

#15 Jan 9, 2010
Secret Service wrote:
<quoted text>
How would YOU know, oh astigmatism sham man?
I know.

Feel free to continue to embrace your delusions.

Your emotions are intertwined with the weather report.....interesting.

“Be the change you want to see!”

Since: Dec 08

Santa Fe, NM

#17 Jan 9, 2010
Secret Service wrote:
<quoted text>
OK, Mr. Smart Chinkster, WHO did I VOTE for that is "chipping away" at your freedoms? As I d NOT vote, I would be interested to know.
I also do NOT believe or DISBELIEVE in global warming because I am NOT a scientist nor do I purport to KNOW anything from EITHER side of the fence. I simply READ and post. YOU decide how you are going to react. And WHO are the Billionaires and WHAT bank is trying to take over the World that YOU refer to? WHO? What data do YOU have? You seem to have a strong position on the subject, please defend it. I am merely being open minded and objective. When I read a report stating that 10,200 eminent SCIENTISTS from around the World concur, who are YOU to dispute them? Who am I to dispute them? The Sham man? I think not. He can spell "fart", but beyond that, his insight and intelligence is severly lacking. What would this supposed agenda be to a new world order? Make the working class of America pawns? They already are. Just like China. The Chinese bubble will burst very soon and then Americans will really be in a world of hurt. Have you seen the construction BOOM in China? When Americans stop buying all that crap they make and stop borrowing the billions of dollars to shore up our economy, what will China do? COLLAPSE......You make a LOT of wrong assumptions about me and how I vote and what I think, I will presume you are making the same assumptions about global warming. ALL WRONG...
Hmmmm......'Napoleon Syndrome'.....Everybody is always wrong....

EXCEPT YOU???

You're right about one thing.....You're "not a scientist", LOL!!

Let's see.....what else aren't you?

Oh, yeah.....A good son!!

(That poor, poor woman......)

“Be the change you want to see!”

Since: Dec 08

Santa Fe, NM

#18 Jan 9, 2010
Or a decent human being.....

“Be the change you want to see!”

Since: Dec 08

Santa Fe, NM

#19 Jan 9, 2010
Or a happy person.....

“Be the change you want to see!”

Since: Dec 08

Santa Fe, NM

#20 Jan 9, 2010
Or capable of love.....

“Be the change you want to see!”

Since: Dec 08

Santa Fe, NM

#22 Jan 9, 2010
JesusCristo wrote:
7 straight posts of nothing but stupid insults. I must be DEEP inside YOUR head on this beautiful Saturday afternoon for you to post so OBSESSIVELY, lol!!...a High today of 41 degrees in Rio Sancho? I know, you're not there. Hahahaha!!! It's 'down' to 72 here. BRrrrrr....Havin' a BBQ and watchin' some football later on...you're not welcome.
6'2", 210 pounds and a Napoleon syndrome. Imagine that...
And still can't get a woman......Not even mom, LOL!!

You know I speak the truth.....You just can't admit it.....

.....And *THAT* is called "denial".

Happy BBQing!

I'm firing up my own grill out here: Outdoor living is great!
Seer-do-well

United States

#23 Jan 9, 2010
Ayahuasca Shaman wrote:
Or capable of love.....
Not true. His right hand loves himself as he types with his left.

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